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2013-09-19 08:14:05 AM
Shocking.
 
2013-09-19 08:33:23 AM
FTFA:  Georgia is one of just two GOP seats at risk of falling into Democratic hands in 2014, meaning a win here is essential if Republicans want to net the six seats necessary to win the majority. But what Republicans in Washington and Georgia fear is a repeat of 2010 and 2012: a bloody primary followed by a weak general election candidate who will give away a seat Republicans would otherwise win.

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You don't deserve a majority until you idiots start behaving like adults.
 
2013-09-19 09:01:25 AM
A deeply religious Baptist, Broun says he doesn't vote for legislation if it "does not fit the Judeo-Christian biblical principles that our country was founded on." And he was caught on tape telling a religious group that evolution, the Big Bang Theory and embryology are all "lies straight from the pit of hell."

Does anyone want to let this guy know that  Embryology is not equal to "stem cell research"?

"Embryology" is just the study and science of embryo development.   What does saying that is a "lie" even mean?   That his belief is God just places a baby in there at will?

/I can't put that theory past some people
 
2013-09-19 09:15:38 AM

dletter: A deeply religious Baptist, Broun says he doesn't vote for legislation if it "does not fit the Judeo-Christian biblical principles that our country was founded on." And he was caught on tape telling a religious group that evolution, the Big Bang Theory and embryology are all "lies straight from the pit of hell."

Does anyone want to let this guy know that  Embryology is not equal to "stem cell research"?

"Embryology" is just the study and science of embryo development.   What does saying that is a "lie" even mean?   That his belief is God just places a baby in there at will?

/I can't put that theory past some people


And don't think for a minute he doesn't know that.  He's just trying to scare or otherwise stir up the rubes.

I'm starting to think we do need a religious litmus test.  If you say you'll legislate based on religious principles, show yourself the door.
 
2013-09-19 09:20:05 AM
'The Judeo- Christian values our country was founded on'?

Slavery and genocide?
 
2013-09-19 09:21:24 AM
Broun is modeling himself as the next Sen. Ted Cruz, a conservative firebrand and member of the Senate's "hell no" caucus

WTF - there's an official "if Obama's for it we're against it, even if we brought it up in the first place" caucus?

Jesus, US politics are getting squirrelier by the minute.
 
2013-09-19 09:21:38 AM

dletter: A deeply religious Baptist, Broun says he doesn't vote for legislation if it "does not fit the Judeo-Christian biblical principles that our country was founded on." And he was caught on tape telling a religious group that evolution, the Big Bang Theory and embryology are all "lies straight from the pit of hell."

Does anyone want to let this guy know that  Embryology is not equal to "stem cell research"?

"Embryology" is just the study and science of embryo development.   What does saying that is a "lie" even mean?   That his belief is God just places a baby in there at will?

/I can't put that theory past some people


Notice how those generous "donations" (read:bribes) from the geologists are keeping plate tectonic theory off of the table.

You could learn something, biologists and physicists.

/That, or this moron is too ignorant to have heard of it
//I'm betting on phat scientist bribes
 
2013-09-19 09:24:18 AM
He says the only immigration bill that needs to pass is one to make "English the official language of the United States."

It's really depressing that this nonsense sells with some people.
 
2013-09-19 09:26:06 AM
Instructions unclear, dick stuck in candidate
 
2013-09-19 09:26:37 AM
"I'm a Bible-believing Christian," he told POLITICO. "I understand other people have different beliefs than I do. And I respect those beliefs."

*screeech*

*beep beep beep*

he was caught on tape telling a religious group that evolution, the Big Bang Theory and embryology are all "lies straight from the pit of hell."

facepalm.jpg
 
2013-09-19 09:26:56 AM
So, is everybody paying to look at items on Politico? I hit a paywall last month and can't read the articles. Like I have $0.99, I'm Canadian, have you seen the taxes I pay?!??!?!
 
2013-09-19 09:26:59 AM

theknuckler_33: He says the only immigration bill that needs to pass is one to make "English the official language of the United States."

It's really depressing that this nonsense sells with some people.


So we will need a government bureaucracy similar to France's that defines American English and prevents introduction of foreign words?
 
2013-09-19 09:29:24 AM

theknuckler_33: He says the only immigration bill that needs to pass is one to make "English the official language of the United States."

It's really depressing that this nonsense sells with some people.


I'd be fine with this, ONLY IF the caveat were attached that the English language would also be officially enforced, like the official laws, and a government force, or a "grammar police" if you will, were implemented to stop violations of the language. Get caught using "lay" when you should use "lie?" Pay a $75 ticket. I would make an awesome grammar detective!

/Why yes, I did gradate with an English major. Why do you ask?
 
2013-09-19 09:30:39 AM
I'm not entirely sure... but how does the GOP/TeaParty folks see this kind of choice as a good thing?

The rest of the country gets to see the race to the most idiotic rhetoric and blithering stupidity and the association with that kind of moronic tripe only makes the entire party look even worse.

Take what little traction might be gotten with anyone who isn't ye olde classic M-WASP and kiss it goodbye.  Y'know, those people who you need to attract to actually have a future as a national party.
 
2013-09-19 09:30:47 AM
Ghosts of Akin loom over Georgia Senate race

Wait, Todd Akin is DEAD?

//legitimately?
 
2013-09-19 09:31:03 AM

theknuckler_33: "I'm a Bible-believing Christian," he told POLITICO. "I understand other people have different beliefs than I do. And I respect those beliefs."

*screeech*

*beep beep beep*

he was caught on tape telling a religious group that evolution, the Big Bang Theory and embryology are all "lies straight from the pit of hell."

facepalm.jpg


He supports the right of people to worship whatever flavor of Jesus they want.
 
2013-09-19 09:32:06 AM

sprawl15: theknuckler_33: "I'm a Bible-believing Christian," he told POLITICO. "I understand other people have different beliefs than I do. And I respect those beliefs."

*screeech*

*beep beep beep*

he was caught on tape telling a religious group that evolution, the Big Bang Theory and embryology are all "lies straight from the pit of hell."

facepalm.jpg

He supports the right of people to worship whatever flavor of Jesus they want.


Actually, he probably supports the right of people to worship his flavor of Jesus.
 
2013-09-19 09:34:24 AM

EyeballKid: theknuckler_33: He says the only immigration bill that needs to pass is one to make "English the official language of the United States."

It's really depressing that this nonsense sells with some people.

I'd be fine with this, ONLY IF the caveat were attached that the English language would also be officially enforced, like the official laws, and a government force, or a "grammar police" if you will, were implemented to stop violations of the language. Get caught using "lay" when you should use "lie?" Pay a $75 ticket. I would make an awesome grammar detective!

/Why yes, I did gradate with an English major. Why do you ask?


I imagine you behaving roughly like this...

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2013-09-19 09:38:06 AM
Of course the big bang theory is a lie. I know a girl who is working on her PhD in biology, and she looks NOTHING like a cute little blond from the show.
 
2013-09-19 09:39:41 AM

Arkanaut: Ghosts of Akin loom over Georgia Senate race

Wait, Todd Akin is DEAD?

//legitimately?


Nah, only in kayfabe. His gimmick wasn't over enough with the WASP set and Creative didn't really have anything for him anymore, so they booked him dropping the chair to a transitional Senator.

/sometimes I'm not sure this isn't how it works...
 
2013-09-19 09:43:42 AM

theknuckler_33: He says the only immigration bill that needs to pass is one to make "English the official language of the United States."

It's really depressing that this nonsense sells with some people.


Well, OK, provided the ignoramuses learn to speak and write it properly first.

Stay infromed, people.
 
2013-09-19 09:46:24 AM
FTA:"In a fiery stump speech talking to voters here, he lays out a laundry list of agencies he wants to eliminate - the Labor Department, the Internal Revenue Service, the Education Department, the Federal Reserve, the Energy Department, the Commerce Department, Environmental Protection Agency, to name a few. Broun proudly points out that the first bill he introduced this Congress defined that life begins at fertilization. And he wants to put the country on the gold standard."


Sweet jumpin jeebuz.....for real?
 
2013-09-19 09:48:00 AM

EyeballKid: theknuckler_33: He says the only immigration bill that needs to pass is one to make "English the official language of the United States."

It's really depressing that this nonsense sells with some people.

I'd be fine with this, ONLY IF the caveat were attached that the English language would also be officially enforced, like the official laws, and a government force, or a "grammar police" if you will, were implemented to stop violations of the language. Get caught using "lay" when you should use "lie?" Pay a $75 ticket. I would make an awesome grammar detective!

/Why yes, I did gradate with an English major. Why do you ask?


Imagine the headlines when a Tea Party rally gets shut down by the grammar police.
 
2013-09-19 09:50:16 AM
FTFA
"
"The establishment don't want me to go to the U.S. Senate," 

 Isnt "the establishment "singular meaning the verb should be "doesn't"  instead of don't ?


 One would expect a guy who wants to force people to speak a language in the name of small government to actually speak that language properly?
 
 /Unless that One knows Paul Broun is a steaming moron
// in his Congressional district
/// Voted for Charles Darwin in the last election along with nearly 5000 other Georgians
 
2013-09-19 09:58:26 AM

EyeballKid: theknuckler_33: He says the only immigration bill that needs to pass is one to make "English the official language of the United States."

It's really depressing that this nonsense sells with some people.

I'd be fine with this, ONLY IF the caveat were attached that the English language would also be officially enforced, like the official laws, and a government force, or a "grammar police" if you will, were implemented to stop violations of the language. Get caught using "lay" when you should use "lie?" Pay a $75 ticket. I would make an awesome grammar detective!

/Why yes, I did gradate with an English major. Why do you ask?


$75 please, citizen.
 
2013-09-19 10:03:24 AM

xria: EyeballKid: theknuckler_33: He says the only immigration bill that needs to pass is one to make "English the official language of the United States."

It's really depressing that this nonsense sells with some people.

I'd be fine with this, ONLY IF the caveat were attached that the English language would also be officially enforced, like the official laws, and a government force, or a "grammar police" if you will, were implemented to stop violations of the language. Get caught using "lay" when you should use "lie?" Pay a $75 ticket. I would make an awesome grammar detective!

/Why yes, I did gradate with an English major. Why do you ask?

$75 please, citizen.


You got me. It's ironic, isn't it? I betrayed the very rules I swore I'd uphold...
[takes off Grammar P.D. badge, pocket dictionary and holster, slides them across desk]
[hands $75 bill]
...also, I'm a shameless counterfeiter.

[runs away]
 
2013-09-19 10:12:45 AM
A deeply religious Baptist, Broun says he doesn't vote for legislation if it "does not fit the Judeo-Christian biblical principles that our country was founded on."

It's always refreshing with Christian Nationalists admit they'd like to take the First Amendment and use it to wipe their ass.  It's a much appreciated change from the Ron Paul types who hide those opinions.
 
2013-09-19 10:18:17 AM
He says the only immigration bill that needs to pass is one to make "English the official language of the United States."

vs.

"The establishment don't want me to go to the U.S. Senate," ... The establishment don't want that."

Doesn't, Paul.  The establishment doesn't want that.  For someone so enamored of the English language you seem to be having a few problems with subject-verb agreement.
 
2013-09-19 10:31:30 AM
I posted this in another thread but it seems like it will work here too.

When you gerrymander Congressional districts so that only a candidate with an (R) after the name can win the race is no longer between dueling ideologies, but extremes within a single ideology.

Once a debate question would have been "Do you believe infrastructure upgrades should be solely a public undertaking, solely a private undertaking, or a partnership between the two, and explain why you believe your choice offers the best return on tax dollars?"

Now the debate questions are "Please scream the Pledge of Allegiance into this microphone -- loudest wins" and "Why is the Bible the only textbook a school needs?" and "Which will be larger - your flag pin or your headshot of Jesus on every wall of your Capitol office?"
 
2013-09-19 10:33:48 AM

SovietCanuckistan: So, is everybody paying to look at items on Politico? I hit a paywall last month and can't read the articles. Like I have $0.99, I'm Canadian, have you seen the taxes I pay?!??!?!


Just delete your cookies.  Wroks for me.  I'm sure there's more convenient ways to get around paywalls but this works for me for now.
 
2013-09-19 10:39:28 AM
So he won't vote for legislation if it "does not fit the Judeo-Christian biblical principles that our country was founded on" but he also says, "We're not voting on religious beliefs."

*headasplodes*
 
2013-09-19 10:40:21 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I posted this in another thread but it seems like it will work here too.

When you gerrymander Congressional districts so that only a candidate with an (R) after the name can win the race is no longer between dueling ideologies, but extremes within a single ideology.


Another aspect of that is that that kind of gerrymandering, combined with closed primaries results in de facto disenfranchisement.

I've sometimes seen local races - mayor and sheriff for example, or even elections for the state legislator where my local district has become so partisan that the democrats don't even put forward a candidate.  So the only real election is in the republican primary.  And if they don't allow you to vote in it, for whatever reason ... then you have absolutely no say in who gets the job.
 
2013-09-19 10:42:09 AM
In your gerrymandered to hell and back district, Mr. Creationist wannbe will win easily.

But state-wide? Not so much. The fact is that the GOP has consistently lost at the national and state level be presenting idiots like this as their candidates. Akin and the turd from Indiana opened their big mouths at just the right time and I have no doubt that the same will occur in 2014. Big mouth dominists like this guy just can't keep his mouth shut, he has to shill his fascist biblical opinions. Even in places like Georgia, people get turned off by such poisonous nonsense.
 
2013-09-19 10:43:42 AM
And now for the Tea Party's next trick: A Democratic Senator from Georgia.
 
2013-09-19 10:47:21 AM
I don't see any comments about rape from this guy. Seems like someone is simply trying guilt by association.
 
2013-09-19 11:00:01 AM

theknuckler_33: He says the only immigration bill that needs to pass is one to make "English the official language of the United States."

It's really depressing that this nonsense sells with some people.


On a sign, usually misspelled.
 
2013-09-19 11:07:10 AM
I'm not sure where subby is going with Step 2, but it's probably pretty hard to run anyone in Georgia without nominating someone from the "Deep South".
 
2013-09-19 11:09:20 AM

Diogenes: And don't think for a minute he doesn't know that.  He's just trying to scare or otherwise stir up the rubes.


I'm not so sure about that. There are some genuinely stupid people out there.
 
2013-09-19 11:56:39 AM

dletter: "Embryology" is just the study and science of embryo development. What does saying that is a "lie" even mean?


It's probably a reference to Haeckel's embryo drawings.

Ricardo Klement: I don't see any comments about rape from this guy.


I suspect you'd be unwilling to place a bet against him making one before he finishes this election run.
 
2013-09-19 12:06:05 PM

abb3w: Ricardo Klement: I don't see any comments about rape from this guy.

I suspect you'd be unwilling to place a bet against him making one before he finishes this election run.


I think people in general don't know shiat about economics, but I'm not going to say that Corey Booker is an economic idiot until I first hear him say something that earns that title.
 
2013-09-19 12:09:00 PM

Ricardo Klement: abb3w: Ricardo Klement: I don't see any comments about rape from this guy.

I suspect you'd be unwilling to place a bet against him making one before he finishes this election run.

I think people in general don't know shiat about economics, but I'm not going to say that Corey Booker is an economic idiot until I first hear him say something that earns that title.


There's a difference between 'people in general' and 'right-wing teabaggers trying to win primaries in general'.  Surely you'll agree that the odds of him not understanding human reproduction and/or consent are higher then average?
 
2013-09-19 12:43:13 PM
You wander very far outside of Atlanta and you will soon be cursing General Sherman and his half measures.
 
2013-09-19 12:44:23 PM
I have a theory for basically anyone who runs for public office. They will be, 9 times out of 10, a f*cking imbecile and completely useless.

Here's why. First off, they ran for office. That means they have lots of extra time on their hands. People in the middle class work mostly have jobs and no time due to kids and trying to keep from being laid off or going broke.

Being poor is a liability in lots of ways when it comes to politics. So the people left either do their middle class job poorly or  they are a rich person. Lawyers and business owners fall into this latter category. On the legislative end in particular, you'll see lots of lawyers. The best are the inheritance lawyers, the guys who are lawyers to protect the money daddy or granddaddy has. These guys are a special breed of asshole.

Mostly though these people have no basic understanding of science and technology. They either failed out or were already on their way to a law degree. Almost all of these guys know about being greedy though, so that helps them when it comes to making money over whatever they already get. They also know how to lead because they either own their business or they at the very least act like they know more than other people.

On the Democratic side, generally speaking you're talking about your more intellectual guys who have a higher level of education but still fall into the category of dipsh*t when it comes to stuff not related to law or liberal arts.

In other words, we're a nation, that because of campaign finance and the struggle of the middle class, is politically run by liberal arts majors and people who never graduated college.
 
2013-09-19 12:47:18 PM
A deeply religious Baptist, Broun says he doesn't vote for legislation if it "does not fit the Judeo-Christian biblical principles that our country was founded on." And he was caught on tape telling a religious group that evolution, the Big Bang Theory and embryology are all "lies straight from the pit of hell."

i13.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-19 12:53:48 PM
Broun is without a doubt, a nutbag who, if not for his fathers name, would be stuck being a backwoods Habersham County preacher whining about "the liberals in Atlanta and up north disturbing our way of life".

You know what else is crazy about him? His district, which I am in, includes all of Athens, which has the EPA (where I work), the USDA, and UGA (the state university) are. This clown likes pissing off Athens at the pleasure of these yokels in NE GA. Sad thing is, no Democrat has stepped up and bothered to challenge him, this election maybe the only way to get rid of him.
 
2013-09-19 12:58:35 PM

Ricardo Klement: I don't see any comments about rape from this guy. Seems like someone is simply trying guilt by association.


whhhhooooooossssshhhhhhhhHHHHHHHHHH!
 
2013-09-19 01:03:18 PM

bdub77: I have a theory for basically anyone who runs for public office. They will be, 9 times out of 10, a f*cking imbecile and completely useless.

Here's why. First off, they ran for office. That means they have lots of extra time on their hands. People in the middle class work mostly have jobs and no time due to kids and trying to keep from being laid off or going broke.

Being poor is a liability in lots of ways when it comes to politics. So the people left either do their middle class job poorly or  they are a rich person. Lawyers and business owners fall into this latter category. On the legislative end in particular, you'll see lots of lawyers. The best are the inheritance lawyers, the guys who are lawyers to protect the money daddy or granddaddy has. These guys are a special breed of asshole.

Mostly though these people have no basic understanding of science and technology. They either failed out or were already on their way to a law degree. Almost all of these guys know about being greedy though, so that helps them when it comes to making money over whatever they already get. They also know how to lead because they either own their business or they at the very least act like they know more than other people.

On the Democratic side, generally speaking you're talking about your more intellectual guys who have a higher level of education but still fall into the category of dipsh*t when it comes to stuff not related to law or liberal arts.

In other words, we're a nation, that because of campaign finance and the struggle of the middle class, is politically run by liberal arts majors and people who never graduated college.


Well, this guy actually has a BS in chemistry and is an MD. He's not uneducated at all, he just knows how to play the "I'm jus an ol' country boy" routine that GA pols outside of ATL do to garner cheap votes. As I mentioned before, Athens is fairly liberal (by GA standards), but lazy in terms of political awareness, so no one bothers to run against him. He will find that he might be king in his district, but if Nunn's daughter gets the nom, he ain't shiat outside of here (or at least I hope).
 
2013-09-19 01:08:21 PM

Lord_Baull: Ricardo Klement: I don't see any comments about rape from this guy. Seems like someone is simply trying guilt by association.

whhhhooooooossssshhhhhhhhHHHHHHHHHH!


I'm sure it was a profound point worthy of the likes of Gandhi, Hegel, and Sun Tzu.
 
2013-09-19 01:17:30 PM

vernonFL: 'The Judeo- Christian values our country was founded on'?

Slavery and genocide?



This.
 
2013-09-19 01:28:03 PM
"I'm a Bible-believing Christian," he told POLITICO. "I understand other people have different beliefs than I do. And I respect those beliefs. We're not voting on religious beliefs. We are voting on the future of America, and we must all agree that this out-of-control government is destroying the future for our children and our grandchildren."

There are too many absurdities in this statement to bother dissecting it, but this notion on Obama's "...out-of-control government..." always kills me. Either they've never heard of Ronald Reagan or they somehow rationalize what he did with some bizarre, twisted logic.
 
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