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2013-09-23 11:59:53 AM

sprawl15: phenn: Why do people insist on asking absurd questions?

Because it drives the narrative; asking the absurd allows one to feel smug about already knowing the answer, while not actually contributing.


Kinda like telling someone who works for the government to get a 'real job' because you pay taxes, eh?
 
2013-09-23 12:00:12 PM

phenn: theknuckler_33: phenn: Felgraf: Nope, sorry, you've agreed (by virtue of staying here) to live in a country where you pay some of the fruits of your labor to the government, who in turn provide you with police, military, infrastructure, water that won't kill you if you drink it, fairly well inspected meat, scientific advancements that wouldn't otherwise be researched because they are not *immediately* profitable, a legal system, a system that allows redress if you are wronged *other* than trying to outgun the other person, etc.

Don't like it? Then get the fark out, loser.

Already done.

So, no taxes or government where you live?

No. There is no government here. No taxes and no civilization. I live in a tree and am typing this on a coconut. When the sun sets, I can hear the sounds of savages hunting crocodiles in the pitch.

YES, GENIUS. There is a government and there are taxes. Why do people insist on asking absurd questions?


So what's the end game of your  "NO ONE DESERVES THE FRUIT OF MY LABOR" whargarble?

Obviously SOMEONE deserves it, just not Americans?

The end game of your "Taxes are theft" bullshiat is a feudal society where the rich have huge armies to protect themselves and the poor routinely starve to death. I know you're thinking "That's ok, I'm a Job Creator. I'd be rich. fark those poors." The problem with that- very often the rich would get TOO rich, and someone would get a bigger army and take their stuff, or the poor would get too poor and have nothing left to lose, so they'd burn your castle down.
 
2013-09-23 12:00:43 PM

Mrbogey: somedude210: As a government employee who already suffered furloughs this summer, fark you TeaTards. You have done nothing to improve this country and done everything to destroy it. I've got bills to pay and you're not helping matters

As a non-govt employee who is tired of govt employees doing their best to feather their own nest at the expense of the private sector, who really cares that bad economic decisions are finally impacting you? Did you think these dumb ideas Obama is implementing would keep screwing over only everyone else forever?


And here we have living proof that propaganda really does work.
 
2013-09-23 12:01:10 PM
theknuckler_33:

are you just a fan of recursion or what
 
2013-09-23 12:01:17 PM

BMulligan: Shadowknight: what_now: I have 7 kinds of currency in my wallet. Not much, just a few bills (or coins) in low denominations. Why? Because it's farking cool.

Well, I had about 30 of each.  I always keep Euro and American on me, but we had just gotten back from Scotland and were SUPPOSED to go to Gibraltar for some sort of celebration of something or other.  A monkey, I guess?

Either way, I kind of made a last minute trip home, and had my wallet laden with foreign bills.  Which apparently makes the TSA grumpy.

In my experience, breathing is sufficient to make the TSA grumpy. When I flew to Salt Lake City for my dad's funeral a couple weeks ago, I got pulled aside for a "random" check. The guy who conducted the examination was a real pip, let me tell you. You'll be happy to know that I tested negative for explosives residue, though.



So...a friend of mine just visited the US from Germany. She's 29(this will be important in a moment). Besides the usual retarded questions("Are you planning to commit any terrorist acts while in the US?", "Are you planning to kidnap any American children", etc), they asked her one so utterly stupid that I have to bold and separate it to really let it sink in.

"Did you have any involvement in the mass murders committed by the Nazis in WW2?"

Upon pointing out that she was 29, and thus not alive when WW2 happened, the agent told her that didn't answer the question.
 
2013-09-23 12:01:40 PM

Weaver95: Its fascinating watching the GOP destroy themselves over the ACA. I think they're more upset that Obama beat them than they are about the legislation itself.


memedepot.com
 
2013-09-23 12:02:11 PM

verbaltoxin: Felgraf: verbaltoxin: phenn: Felgraf: Nope, sorry, you've agreed (by virtue of staying here) to live in a country where you pay some of the fruits of your labor to the government, who in turn provide you with police, military, infrastructure, water that won't kill you if you drink it, fairly well inspected meat, scientific advancements that wouldn't otherwise be researched because they are not *immediately* profitable, a legal system, a system that allows redress if you are wronged *other* than trying to outgun the other person, etc.

Don't like it? Then get the fark out, loser.

Already done.

Alright, tell us what bastion of free living and stateless liberty you relocated to?

His profile claims Costa Rica.

You know, one of the countries with Universal Health Care.

Trolls gonna troll.


Hippos gonna crite.
 
2013-09-23 12:02:15 PM

phenn: Where anyone got the notion that I'm for life without any shred of government is a bit beyond me.


Right. It's everyone else's fault that your statements that government jobs aren't real and that you shouldn't have to pay taxes were interpreted that way. You poor trod-upon little thing.
 
2013-09-23 12:02:21 PM

phenn: HotWingConspiracy: Why do you take absurd stands like "NOBODY IS ENTITLED TO MY LABOR BECAUSE OF REASONS", but only feel strongly about it when living in America?

If you go all the way back to the start of this, you'll see that I responded to someone who said 'fark the tea tards, I have bills to pay'. He/she also said he worked for the government.

I told him/her to get bent. I don't like the attitude that, because he/she works for the government, he/she is ENTITLED to that job and, since I am formerly someone who paid his/her salary, I dislike his/her attitude.

Where anyone got the notion that I'm for life without any shred of government is a bit beyond me.

But, this is FARK. And, here is where people come to create arguments out of thin air, using the most absurd nonsense they can pull out of their arses.

I'll get over it.


You have no idea what he does. Maybe he processed the passport that let you get on the plane to Costa Rica. Maybe, he's an FDA inspector. Maybe he's a cop, a firefighter or a soldier. You just heard "Works for government" and decided that he was a taker.
 
2013-09-23 12:03:32 PM

phenn: If you go all the way back to the start of this, you'll see that I responded to someone who said 'fark the tea tards, I have bills to pay'. He/she also said he worked for the government.

I told him/her to get bent. I don't like the attitude that, because he/she works for the government, he/she is ENTITLED to that job and, since I am formerly someone who paid his/her salary, I dislike his/her attitude.


Not quite as annoying as the ignorance of "I pay your salary" and "get a real job".
 
2013-09-23 12:04:30 PM

what_now: phenn: HotWingConspiracy: Why do you take absurd stands like "NOBODY IS ENTITLED TO MY LABOR BECAUSE OF REASONS", but only feel strongly about it when living in America?

If you go all the way back to the start of this, you'll see that I responded to someone who said 'fark the tea tards, I have bills to pay'. He/she also said he worked for the government.

I told him/her to get bent. I don't like the attitude that, because he/she works for the government, he/she is ENTITLED to that job and, since I am formerly someone who paid his/her salary, I dislike his/her attitude.

Where anyone got the notion that I'm for life without any shred of government is a bit beyond me.

But, this is FARK. And, here is where people come to create arguments out of thin air, using the most absurd nonsense they can pull out of their arses.

I'll get over it.

You have no idea what he does. Maybe he processed the passport that let you get on the plane to Costa Rica. Maybe, he's an FDA inspector. Maybe he's a cop, a firefighter or a soldier. You just heard "Works for government" and decided that he was a taker.


No. Wrong.

It was the 'fark you tea tards, I have bills to pay' remark that irritated me. I think that alone makes it quite clear whether or not he/she is a taker.
 
2013-09-23 12:04:49 PM

Weaver95: mainstreet62: Weaver95: I honestly don't even know why republicans object to health care reform. They mostly break down into incoherent rage whenever the subject comes up.

I have family friends who are completely normal except for the fact that they're in the Tea Party, and this is 100% accurate.

It really doesn't make any sense. Its almost like they're in a cult or something. They even have their own weird little language and terminology for everything.


Well, mass hysteria is making a comeback with Facebook as a vector, so there you go.
 
2013-09-23 12:04:54 PM

phenn: HotWingConspiracy: Why do you take absurd stands like "NOBODY IS ENTITLED TO MY LABOR BECAUSE OF REASONS", but only feel strongly about it when living in America?

If you go all the way back to the start of this, you'll see that I responded to someone who said 'fark the tea tards, I have bills to pay'. He/she also said he worked for the government.

I told him/her to get bent. I don't like the attitude that, because he/she works for the government, he/she is ENTITLED to that job and, since I am formerly someone who paid his/her salary, I dislike his/her attitude.


Perhaps you could actually realize that, you know, no one is trying to actually get rid of his job. They are holding it hostage for political purposes. I would imagine that people who work for parts of the government that have nothing to do with healthcare might feel entitled to have their job unaffected by political brinksmanship. I wonder how many 'real job' holders who work in the private sector are worried about their contracts being affected by a potential shutdown?  Do they also draw your ire? Or what about the businesses that THOSE contractors purchase goods and services from that also might now be in jeopardy... are THEY worthy of scorn as well?  Our entire society is ENTITLED to a government that can function without pushing the entire farking thing off a cliff.
 
2013-09-23 12:05:53 PM

unexplained bacon: phenn: somedude210: As a government employee who already suffered furloughs this summer, fark you TeaTards. You have done nothing to improve this country and done everything to destroy it. I've got bills to pay and you're not helping matters

As someone who has been paying salaries like yours for 30+ years, fark you too. Get a real job.

What a stupid thing to say.
'cause there are no 'real' jobs in government work

No real roads
No real work to be done in veterans affairs.
Nothing to be done in order to get social security checks out to the folks who rely on them.

Nope government workers = bad

/as someone who works a private sector job that relies on government doing their job I can say people who think like you are clueless about just how varied, worthwhile and important government work can be.
//pay attention


Yeah, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, what has the Government ever done for us?
 
2013-09-23 12:05:56 PM

Mrbogey: somedude210: As a government employee who already suffered furloughs this summer, fark you TeaTards. You have done nothing to improve this country and done everything to destroy it. I've got bills to pay and you're not helping matters

As a non-govt employee who is tired of govt employees doing their best to feather their own nest at the expense of the private sector, who really cares that bad economic decisions are finally impacting you? Did you think these dumb ideas Obama is implementing would keep screwing over only everyone else forever?


ie "Fark you I gots mine"
 
2013-09-23 12:06:10 PM
Thanks, Rand, but Mackinac Island already has enough fudge and horse shiat.
 
2013-09-23 12:06:55 PM

Weaver95: I have conservative friends who still cannot accept that they've lost this fight. They refuse to accept that Obama won.


Good! Take pleasure from their hate. Take sheer delight in watching the cruel and the stupid raging in futile outrage of their crushing defeat. To watch the bad guys lose is wonderful. To watch them continue to sputter and seethe even a year later is a delicious rare wine to savor.

iruntheinternet.com
 
2013-09-23 12:07:18 PM
grumpfuff:
"Did you have any involvement in the mass murders committed by the Nazis in WW2?"
Upon pointing out that she was 29, and thus not alive when WW2 happened, the agent told her that didn't answer the question.


If the question is asking direct personal involvement, then the simple, non-smartass answer is 'no.'  If someone in her family directly profiteered or was involved with the Holocaust and she knows about it, then she might want to cough up the facts.  It's like they have laws on the books in Germany regarding Nazi atrocities or something.
 
2013-09-23 12:07:32 PM

Aristocles: The Grand Old Party is working diligently to save America. The biggest job killing piece of legislation since the days of FDR is Obamacare, so it's important to tackle that first. But, BOB and the dems have been stubborn and have only changed Obamacare in ways that benefit their cronies, i.e. BOB and the dems have not been looking out for the American people. As Obamacare is slowly forced down the American people's throats, Republicans are keeping an open mind about ways to prevent the bungled, anti-Freedom legislation from destroying our Great Nation.


Were you laughing hysterically as this pile of keyboard diarrhea oozed from your fingertips?  I think you were.
 
2013-09-23 12:07:42 PM

phenn: It was the 'fark you tea tards, I have bills to pay' remark that irritated me. I think that alone makes it quite clear whether or not he/she is a taker.


The fact that he wants to get paid for doing his job makes you think he's a taker?
 
2013-09-23 12:08:19 PM

Rwa2play: "Apoplectic" might be too inadequate as a term for their reaction.


Maybe we'll get lucky and they'll stroke out en masse.
 
2013-09-23 12:09:26 PM

BMFPitt: Slaves2Darkness: somedude210: As a government employee who already suffered furloughs this summer, fark you TeaTards. You have done nothing to improve this country and done everything to destroy it. I've got bills to pay and you're not helping matters

I don't know about that. The deficit is as low as it has been in ages and the debt looks manageable. Hell, if we just shut the government down every year when we run out of funding, maybe, just maybe, we will actually raise taxes and cut discretionary spending to the point that we no longer have a deficit.

Pop quiz. What is the largest catagory of discretionary spending we currently have on the books?

Your definition of "ages" differs from mine.

Kind of like an alcoholic that is down to a 24 pack a day.

// We could cut the entire discretionary budget, and barely be in the black, temporarily, not counting the economic impact of doing so.
// But starting another war is no way to cut Defense.


Well, tell us what yours is or STFU. Otherwise you're just being a pedantic prick.
 
2013-09-23 12:09:41 PM

sprawl15: theknuckler_33:

are you just a fan of recursion or what


No, but you are apparently a fan of hypocrisy.
 
2013-09-23 12:09:54 PM

Ned Stark: In what sense did conservatives lose? Their opponents adopted heritage foundation insanity as their health plan and then ran it across the goal line. Even now with only the house in their hands the most you can say is that conservatives probably wont be able to fark it up even more.


They can't turn around and say, "Well, guys...this here Affordable Care Act (let's never call it "Obamacare" ever again) isn't so bad after all! Why, it turns out most of these things in the bill were Republican ideas to begin with! And these ideas are doing some good for people! So...yeah! This is a pretty good bill, and it's thanks to the Republicans! You're welcome, America!"

People would look at them like snakes were coming out of their ears. "You mean to tell me...that this bill we've been told to hate with the fire of a thousand suns...is mostly full of...Republican ideas?"

Talk about pitchforks and torches...Lordy.
 
2013-09-23 12:10:03 PM

theknuckler_33: Perhaps you could actually realize that, you know, no one is trying to actually get rid of his job. They are holding it hostage for political purposes. I would imagine that people who work for parts of the government that have nothing to do with healthcare might feel entitled to have their job unaffected by political brinksmanship. I wonder how many 'real job' holders who work in the private sector are worried about their contracts being affected by a potential shutdown? Do they also draw your ire? Or what about the businesses that THOSE contractors purchase goods and services from that also might now be in jeopardy... are THEY worthy of scorn as well? Our entire society is ENTITLED to a government that can function without pushing the entire farking thing off a cliff.


Yes, they draw my ire as well. I realize the whole thing is showtime to house republicans.
 
2013-09-23 12:10:21 PM

phenn: It was the 'fark you tea tards, I have bills to pay' remark that irritated me. I think that alone makes it quite clear whether or not he/she is a taker.


You don't want to pay him for the work he does, and he's the taker.  Riiiiiiiight.
 
2013-09-23 12:10:26 PM

BMFPitt: We Probably Can't Get Rid Of Obamacare

Probably?


ts1.mm.bing.net
 
2013-09-23 12:11:43 PM

theknuckler_33: No, but you are apparently a fan of hypocrisy.


You seem awfully upset about something. I have no idea what it is, but you're getting righteous indignation all over my shoes.
 
2013-09-23 12:12:06 PM

CPT Ethanolic: somedude210: As a government employee who already suffered furloughs this summer, fark you TeaTards. You have done nothing to improve this country and done everything to destroy it. I've got bills to pay and you're not helping matters

Even better sitting out here in Afghanistan and having your pay suddenly stop.  Makes managing things at home from thousands of miles away REAL easy.


To me this is the MOST outrageous thing a government can do.

There should be a law that service people get paid even if the government has to sell Air Force One on eBay to make it happen. If you are willing to serve in the military for relatively low pay you should at least get the farking money.

So much for the GOP supporting the military I guess.
 
2013-09-23 12:12:19 PM

phenn: what_now: phenn: HotWingConspiracy: Why do you take absurd stands like "NOBODY IS ENTITLED TO MY LABOR BECAUSE OF REASONS", but only feel strongly about it when living in America?

If you go all the way back to the start of this, you'll see that I responded to someone who said 'fark the tea tards, I have bills to pay'. He/she also said he worked for the government.

I told him/her to get bent. I don't like the attitude that, because he/she works for the government, he/she is ENTITLED to that job and, since I am formerly someone who paid his/her salary, I dislike his/her attitude.

Where anyone got the notion that I'm for life without any shred of government is a bit beyond me.

But, this is FARK. And, here is where people come to create arguments out of thin air, using the most absurd nonsense they can pull out of their arses.

I'll get over it.

You have no idea what he does. Maybe he processed the passport that let you get on the plane to Costa Rica. Maybe, he's an FDA inspector. Maybe he's a cop, a firefighter or a soldier. You just heard "Works for government" and decided that he was a taker.

No. Wrong.

It was the 'fark you tea tards, I have bills to pay' remark that irritated me. I think that alone makes it quite clear whether or not he/she is a taker.


So it can't possibly be frustration over the Republican obstructionists in our government (not your government, because you cast yourself away on an island) ruining opportunities for Americans. It's gonna be only an indication that this person is so self-entitled to the government that all he wants to do is take more money. The logic train doesn't make stops in your neck of the world, does it?
 
2013-09-23 12:12:53 PM

max_pooper: sprawl15: KarmicDisaster: Only one third support it? Or is that a quote of what he "believes".

Depends on the phrasing. "Do you support the socialist Obamacare takeover?" polls much lower than "Do you support ?".

How about "Do you believe the government should defund Obamacare?"

If that's the question, a majority of Americans say "No, Obamacare should not be defunded."


Survey says : The GOP is lying again


those people don't matter. just a majority of the people who vote for them do.
 
2013-09-23 12:13:51 PM

Aristocles: Jairzinho: FTA: "...the presidential prospect said Republicans in Congress could use votes on measures in the House and in the Senate to come up with compromise legislation that could make the law more palatable."

Now that you guys realize that it's not going to happen, now, now you want to COMPROMISE? What would you guys give up that you could still obtain? NOTHING!! so Fark OFF!!!!

Actually, no. If the dems, libs, and Farklibs would simply listen to what the Teabaggers are saying, maybe there wouldn't be so many misconceptions.

The Grand Old Party is working diligently to save America. The biggest job killing piece of legislation since the days of FDR is Obamacare, so it's important to tackle that first. But, BOB and the dems have been stubborn and have only changed Obamacare in ways that benefit their cronies, i.e. BOB and the dems have not been looking out for the American people. As Obamacare is slowly forced down the American people's throats, Republicans are keeping an open mind about ways to prevent the bungled, anti-Freedom legislation from destroying our Great Nation.


Who's BOB?
 
2013-09-23 12:14:10 PM

phenn: HotWingConspiracy: Why do you take absurd stands like "NOBODY IS ENTITLED TO MY LABOR BECAUSE OF REASONS", but only feel strongly about it when living in America?

If you go all the way back to the start of this, you'll see that I responded to someone who said 'fark the tea tards, I have bills to pay'. He/she also said he worked for the government.

I told him/her to get bent. I don't like the attitude that, because he/she works for the government, he/she is ENTITLED to that job and, since I am formerly someone who paid his/her salary, I dislike his/her attitude.

Where anyone got the notion that I'm for life without any shred of government is a bit beyond me.

But, this is FARK. And, here is where people come to create arguments out of thin air, using the most absurd nonsense they can pull out of their arses.

I'll get over it.


Sounds like you are reading your own biases into the comment. It is quoted just below the post I'm quoting. It is obviously displaying anger over the fact that there are radical nutjobs trying to defund a law that was passed by both houses of congress, signed by the president (who was reelected), and found constitutional by the supreme court, by sacrificng the rank and file government worker's ability to provide for their family. It really sucks to have your job held hostage by a bunch of clowns having a temper tantrum. It also sucks to have to work and not get paid until they decide to work out a solution.

I guess you never saw a 10-20 percent reduction in income, not because of your performance, but because your bosses can't get their crap together. Then again it is quite clear you believe all government employees are overpaid, lazy people stealing your money by sucking the government's teat and not hard working Americans providing a much need public service, sacrificing the opportunity for higher lifetime earnings in many fields. (Scientists, doctors, lawyers, and economists all make wayyyyyy more in the private sector)
 
2013-09-23 12:14:18 PM

phenn: what_now: phenn: HotWingConspiracy: Why do you take absurd stands like "NOBODY IS ENTITLED TO MY LABOR BECAUSE OF REASONS", but only feel strongly about it when living in America?

If you go all the way back to the start of this, you'll see that I responded to someone who said 'fark the tea tards, I have bills to pay'. He/she also said he worked for the government.

I told him/her to get bent. I don't like the attitude that, because he/she works for the government, he/she is ENTITLED to that job and, since I am formerly someone who paid his/her salary, I dislike his/her attitude.

Where anyone got the notion that I'm for life without any shred of government is a bit beyond me.

But, this is FARK. And, here is where people come to create arguments out of thin air, using the most absurd nonsense they can pull out of their arses.

I'll get over it.

You have no idea what he does. Maybe he processed the passport that let you get on the plane to Costa Rica. Maybe, he's an FDA inspector. Maybe he's a cop, a firefighter or a soldier. You just heard "Works for government" and decided that he was a taker.

No. Wrong.

It was the 'fark you tea tards, I have bills to pay' remark that irritated me. I think that alone makes it quite clear whether or not he/she is a taker.


People that want to get paid for their work are takers?
 
2013-09-23 12:14:33 PM

Triple Oak: an island


i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-23 12:14:56 PM
i595.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-23 12:15:21 PM

Weaver95: I honestly don't even know why republicans object to health care reform. They mostly break down into incoherent rage whenever the subject comes up.


Democrats advocated it.
 
2013-09-23 12:15:31 PM

KingKauff: I find it amusing that the people who are against RomneyObamacare are the ones who won't even need it.


It's too old hat at this point to be amusing. I simply find it typical.
 
2013-09-23 12:16:21 PM

sprawl15: theknuckler_33: No, but you are apparently a fan of hypocrisy.

You seem awfully upset about something. I have no idea what it is, but you're getting righteous indignation all over my shoes.


You're the one who started accusing people of being smug.
 
2013-09-23 12:17:11 PM

mainstreet62: Weaver95: I honestly don't even know why republicans object to health care reform. They mostly break down into incoherent rage whenever the subject comes up.

I have family friends who are completely normal except for the fact that they're in the Tea Party, and this is 100% accurate.


Normal as in "He seemed like a normal, quiet guy."
 
2013-09-23 12:17:53 PM

Lando Lincoln: They can't turn around and say


is this a joke
 
2013-09-23 12:18:31 PM

Aristocles: Graffito: Aristocles: Jairzinho: FTA: "...the presidential prospect said Republicans in Congress could use votes on measures in the House and in the Senate to come up with compromise legislation that could make the law more palatable."

Now that you guys realize that it's not going to happen, now, now you want to COMPROMISE? What would you guys give up that you could still obtain? NOTHING!! so Fark OFF!!!!

Actually, no. If the dems, libs, and Farklibs would simply listen to what the Teabaggers are saying, maybe there wouldn't be so many misconceptions.

The Grand Old Party is working diligently to save America. The biggest job killing piece of legislation since the days of FDR is Obamacare, so it's important to tackle that first. But, BOB and the dems have been stubborn and have only changed Obamacare in ways that benefit their cronies, i.e. BOB and the dems have not been looking out for the American people. As Obamacare is slowly forced down the American people's throats, Republicans are keeping an open mind about ways to prevent the bungled, anti-Freedom legislation from destroying our Great Nation.

Who the hell is BOB?

You know, it's annoying how pathetic the Farklibs are getting on this issue. You know you can't defend BOB's dud, so you try to change the subject.


The second you put up a cogent defense based on facts of your opinion, you will have people lining up to debunk it. Until then STFU.
\Also, Who's BOB?
 
2013-09-23 12:18:33 PM

TV's Vinnie: Weaver95: I have conservative friends who still cannot accept that they've lost this fight. They refuse to accept that Obama won.

Good! Take pleasure from their hate. Take sheer delight in watching the cruel and the stupid raging in futile outrage of their crushing defeat. To watch the bad guys lose is wonderful. To watch them continue to sputter and seethe even a year later is a delicious rare wine to savor.


When I pointed out that the ACA was most likely going to create IT jobs to support claims processing and that I was trying to position myself to be a part of that...they suddenly went very quiet. It was as if the possibility that jobs might get created by the government never even occurred to them. And they couldn't refute my position either, because jobs WILL be created by the ACA. I don't know how many but companies will have to hire tech people to help with the work load.
 
2013-09-23 12:19:30 PM

phenn: theknuckler_33: Perhaps you could actually realize that, you know, no one is trying to actually get rid of his job. They are holding it hostage for political purposes. I would imagine that people who work for parts of the government that have nothing to do with healthcare might feel entitled to have their job unaffected by political brinksmanship. I wonder how many 'real job' holders who work in the private sector are worried about their contracts being affected by a potential shutdown? Do they also draw your ire? Or what about the businesses that THOSE contractors purchase goods and services from that also might now be in jeopardy... are THEY worthy of scorn as well? Our entire society is ENTITLED to a government that can function without pushing the entire farking thing off a cliff.

Yes, they draw my ire as well. I realize the whole thing is showtime to house republicans.


But people who work for the government, the very ones to be affected by a shutdown, can't be upset about this 'showtime'?
 
2013-09-23 12:19:33 PM

Headso: you'd pretty much have to be an idiot, we can all argue about how much money and how robust the  social services and military  should be done but you really have to be a dumbass to not understand that the money has to come from somewhere.


Import tariffs.
Renting out public property.
Loaning money to banks for interest.
Make all roads and airports have a Federal toll.
And finally, if necessary, printing more money.

Reduce the military to 1/10 of its current size, stop doing anything outside of North & South America.
Eliminate farm and other subsidies.
Eliminate the FDA, EPA, and similar organizations.

Having no Federal taxes is definitely doable.  Well, it was, before the national debt exploded.  Now we'd have to print a bunch of money to cover interest on the debt, which will cause inflation.  Still doable, just more painful.

Gotta have local taxes, but those aren't the same thing.  Most Libertarians don't object to local taxes, because if you don't like 'em, you can move easily enough.  Kind of like HOAs.  States are the tricky ones, since of the five ways I mentioned above, their only option is tolls.

But no, it's not ridiculous.
 
2013-09-23 12:19:45 PM

HotWingConspiracy: This is how badly Cruz has farked this up.


And the Cruz Cult members are eating it up.  No matter how this ends, Cruz will come out the winner.
 
2013-09-23 12:19:55 PM

KhamanV: grumpfuff:
"Did you have any involvement in the mass murders committed by the Nazis in WW2?"
Upon pointing out that she was 29, and thus not alive when WW2 happened, the agent told her that didn't answer the question.

If the question is asking direct personal involvement, then the simple, non-smartass answer is 'no.'  If someone in her family directly profiteered or was involved with the Holocaust and she knows about it, then she might want to cough up the facts.  It's like they have laws on the books in Germany regarding Nazi atrocities or something.


Yes, a simple, non-smartass answer is no. That doesn't make it any less retarded to ask. The question was also being asked by American, not German, officials.

And nice subtle assumption that because she's German, her family probably supported the Nazis, btw. Way to go for the cheap points.
 
2013-09-23 12:20:03 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: KingKauff: I find it amusing that the people who are against RomneyObamacare are the ones who won't even need it.

It's too old hat at this point to be amusing. I simply find it typical.


It bothers me to think we've passed the point of no return for a generation (10-20 years).

As mentioned above, Republicans can't just "go back" to being reasonable.  And if Bush taught us anything, it's how quick memories will change to blame any Democrat that comes along.

There's never been a time in my life when moderates need to be more vigilant about fighting off these assholes and keeping them out of office.
 
2013-09-23 12:20:13 PM

Aristocles: Jairzinho: FTA: "...the presidential prospect said Republicans in Congress could use votes on measures in the House and in the Senate to come up with compromise legislation that could make the law more palatable."

Now that you guys realize that it's not going to happen, now, now you want to COMPROMISE? What would you guys give up that you could still obtain? NOTHING!! so Fark OFF!!!!

Actually, no. If the dems, libs, and Farklibs would simply listen to what the Teabaggers are saying, maybe there wouldn't be so many misconceptions.

The Grand Old Party is working diligently to save America. The biggest job killing piece of legislation since the days of FDR is Obamacare, so it's important to tackle that first. But, BOB and the dems have been stubborn and have only changed Obamacare in ways that benefit their cronies, i.e. BOB and the dems have not been looking out for the American people. As Obamacare is slowly forced down the American people's throats, Republicans are keeping an open mind about ways to prevent the bungled, anti-Freedom legislation from destroying our Great Nation.


A) Stop trying to make BOB "a thing". You are embarrassing yourself.

B) The GOP is working towards nothing but hurting Obama.

C) Farklib isn't "a thing" either and makes no sense w/ regard to "FARK Conservatives"

D) Even Forbes magazine says calling Obamacare a "job killer" is a gross misrepresentation.

E) What is it with you guys and all the "forced down our throats: talk anyway?
 
2013-09-23 12:20:34 PM

theknuckler_33: You're the one who started accusing people of being smug.


And you're not doing a very good job disproving it. If you have a problem with what I actually said, bring it up. Otherwise you're still just typing a lot without actually saying anything - you know, what I originally accused you of.
 
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