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(Washington Post)   Now that Ted Cruz has promised to filibuster the budget bill, it has become physically impossible, according to the rules of the Senate and the law of time and space, for us to avoid a shutdown unless the House GOP caves, like, right now   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 345
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2013-09-23 11:54:24 PM

Aristocles: we hate it.


if you were actually speaking for even a majority of Americans we would be in deep shiat.
 
2013-09-24 12:03:59 AM
Am I the only one who wants to see Edwardo's citizenship exam? Long form, please.
 
2013-09-24 12:06:04 AM

Uranus Is Huge!: as compared to the Republican Party


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2013-09-24 12:06:47 AM
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2013-09-24 12:15:16 AM
BOB,
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will you and Living Praise Choir lead us in "To God Be the Glory?"
 
2013-09-24 12:16:26 AM

Aristocles: TuteTibiImperes: Aristocles: It would also be avoidable if the dems and BOB stood with the Republicans on this one and acted in the interests of, and in accordance with the will of, the people.

Hint: Cruz isn't doing this because he supports Obamacare.

Alternatively, the House could behave and just pass what Obama and the Senate tell them to, instead of going against the will of the people again and again trying to repeal the ACA, especially since the majority of the country supports the ACA and wants to see it put into action.

Polls show that most Americans don't want Obamacare.

/sure, there are some items in the legislation that we like, but as a whole, including the mandate, we hate it.


Let's see these polls then.
 
2013-09-24 12:19:56 AM
Workers at DHS have already gotten the email that we'll be furloughed if there isn't a bill passed.  On on hand, I'm thinking "shiat, I won't get paid."  But on the other hand "Well, I'm having wrist surgery anyway, this will save the leave I was going to take."

I wish if they were to shutdown the government, there would be absolutely NO federal services, critical or not.  Every agency should stop providing services, whether funded by appropriations or not.  The ONLY feds that would be working are Congress people and the President, and that's without pay (not that that matters to them anyway.)  Then this crap wouldn't be happening all the damned time.
 
2013-09-24 12:20:39 AM

Corvus: So Republicans are both FOR and AGAINST the same CR bill. Refused to go to reconciliation on the Budget bill with the Senate and we are supposed to try to believe it's Obama's fault?


Riiiiiight!


There are a lot of people out there who are profoundly hard of thinking. They will believe it.
 
2013-09-24 12:24:21 AM
Man I though Aristocles had won another thread with farking BOB, but SevenisGud has gone past Poe's law into straight up cartoonish super villainy...but continues to hook people.

Just truly awful trolling and yet still completely dominating the thread. Either it is the golden age of Fark trolling, or the other people who post here have gotten a lot dumber.
 
2013-09-24 12:28:15 AM
The dumbest thing about this is that they'll end up paying the federal government employees for the time they missed while furloughed. No one in Congress would want that many fedgov employees that pissed at them.
 
2013-09-24 12:32:14 AM

js34603: Man I though Aristocles had won another thread with farking BOB, but SevenisGud has gone past Poe's law into straight up cartoonish super villainy...but continues to hook people.

Just truly awful trolling and yet still completely dominating the thread. Either it is the golden age of Fark trolling, or the other people who post here have gotten a lot dumber.


the amazing bit was around page 3 where it was just back and forth "DO YOU SUPPORT THE WILL OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE??" "THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HATE THIS BILL" "BUT THEY DON'T WANT IT DEFUNDED, DO YOU SUPPORT THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE??" "THE PEOPLE HATE THIS BILL, LOOK AT THIS POLL!" "NO YOU LOOK AT THIS POLL!" "THAT POLL IS GARBAGE, THERE ARE LOTS OF POLLS THAT SAY OTHERWISE!"
 
2013-09-24 12:34:27 AM

Aristocles: Corvus: Remember when the Republicans demanded the Senate pass a budget bill? They said it was SO important to pass a real budget and not pass things via CRs... Then the Senate did and the Republicans refused to have a reconcile committee because they would be forced to compromise and wouldn't be able to hold the US hostage to get their way.

No one is mentioning this is how we got here. If we passed a real budge like the Republicans were demanding for and then refused to do we wouldn't be having this problem now,

You mean how BOB and the dems forced a crummy law down Americans' throats?


You're a very unhappy person aren't you? I think most people who are excessively partisan are probably fundamentally unhappy.
 
2013-09-24 12:35:28 AM

Aristocles: theknuckler_33: SevenizGud: LordJiro: So, if someone who can't afford a hospital bill breaks their arm or gets sick, they should either go bankrupt or die, right?

Preferably both.

Hard to believe such a douche-tastic view hasn't caught on.

Oh, but it has... don't the dems and libs want to steal your money when you die? I believe it's called the estate tax. Both the "preferably both" and the dem-lib view want you to die broke.


You're not very smart, are ya?
 
2013-09-24 12:44:59 AM

Aristocles: It would also be avoidable if the dems and BOB stood with the Republicans on this one and acted in the interests of, and in accordance with the will of, the people.

Hint: Cruz isn't doing this because he supports Obamacare.


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2013-09-24 12:54:53 AM

js34603: Man I though Aristocles had won another thread with farking BOB, but SevenisGud has gone past Poe's law into straight up cartoonish super villainy...but continues to hook people.

Just truly awful trolling and yet still completely dominating the thread. Either it is the golden age of Fark trolling, or the other people who post here have gotten a lot dumber.


I plonked Aristocles two days ago, but I've seen no effect.  Thanks y'all.
 
2013-09-24 12:55:10 AM

SevenizGud: LordJiro: Yes, full steam ahead. Tank the economy because the Teabaggers can't stand the thought of poor people getting healthcare.

Uhm, I was thinking more along the lines of I'll pay for my healthcare and you pay for yours, and fark you if you think I should be responsible for your oreo-guzzling ass.

And it will be better for the economy, not worse.


Is that why Canada with it's socialist health system has overtaken the United States in per capita GDP. Not to mention Sweden, Switzerland, Luxembourg. And Australia, Britain, Ireland and even Hong Kong catching up.

And that's trend is not recent either - the US took the number one spot from the UK in 1910 and lost it to Sweden in the 1980s. What happened in the 1980s?
 
2013-09-24 12:56:26 AM

kg2095: And that's trend is not recent either - the US took the number one spot from the UK in 1910 and lost it to Sweden in the 1980s. What happened in the 1980s?


Hulkamania?
 
2013-09-24 12:56:51 AM

falcon176: is it lib in here or is it just everybody


No, there's a good few authoritarian die hards in here as well.
 
2013-09-24 12:57:48 AM

Mentat: kg2095: And that's trend is not recent either - the US took the number one spot from the UK in 1910 and lost it to Sweden in the 1980s. What happened in the 1980s?

Hulkamania?


Saint Ronnie?
 
2013-09-24 01:02:47 AM

SevenizGud: PanicMan: And what happens if i am unwilling or unable to pay for my health care?

Then, TA-DA!, you don't get health care.

Just like you don't get a car if you are unwilling or unable to pay for it.
Just like you don't get food if you are unwilling or unable to pay for it.


Let's hope you never lose you job at the age of 56 and become long term unemployed then SevenizGud, what?
 
2013-09-24 01:03:21 AM

kg2095: SevenizGud: LordJiro: Yes, full steam ahead. Tank the economy because the Teabaggers can't stand the thought of poor people getting healthcare.

Uhm, I was thinking more along the lines of I'll pay for my healthcare and you pay for yours, and fark you if you think I should be responsible for your oreo-guzzling ass.

And it will be better for the economy, not worse.

Is that why Canada with it's socialist health system has overtaken the United States in per capita GDP. Not to mention Sweden, Switzerland, Luxembourg. And Australia, Britain, Ireland and even Hong Kong catching up.

And that's trend is not recent either - the US took the number one spot from the UK in 1910 and lost it to Sweden in the 1980s. What happened in the 1980s?


Miami Vice?
 
2013-09-24 01:04:59 AM

Aristocles: Aristocles: max_pooper: Aristocles: max_pooper: Aristocles: max_pooper: Aristocles: TuteTibiImperes: Aristocles: It would also be avoidable if the dems and BOB stood with the Republicans on this one and acted in the interests of, and in accordance with the will of, the people.

Hint: Cruz isn't doing this because he supports Obamacare.

Alternatively, the House could behave and just pass what Obama and the Senate tell them to, instead of going against the will of the people again and again trying to repeal the ACA, especially since the majority of the country supports the ACA and wants to see it put into action.

Polls show that most Americans don't want Obamacare.

/sure, there are some items in the legislation that we like, but as a whole, including the mandate, we hate it.

Wrong again. Polls show American do not want Obamacare defunded.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101053976

herpity dooo!

Polls show Americans do not want Obamacare defunded if it means a government shut down.

There'd be no government shut down if BOB and the dems worked in good faith.

Who is Bob?

I guess you didn't read the article did you? It says aajoorty of the American public do not want Obamacre defunded. Period. End of story. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.

The percent of Americans who do not want Obamacare defunds goes from a majority to a bigger majority if it means a government shutdown.

Can you be more wrong on this issue?

On the law itself, moreover, 52 percent are opposed, vs. 42 percent in support; in 16 ABC/Post polls since August 2009, it's never received majority support. (pdf)

Read a book sometime.

So you didn't read the poll I posted that show a majority of Americans do not want Obamacare defunded?

There are lots of reasons to oppose the bill that don't fit into your insistance that it needs to be defunded. The American people have spoken and they said, "do not defund Obamacare."

I said that the majority of people don't want Obamacare, period. I didn't say anything a ...


Replace with what?
 
2013-09-24 01:06:10 AM

SevenizGud: 12349876: Otherwise, it's better for everyone to have skin in the game taking care of each other.

Yeah, I'm for utopia too.

Meanwhile, in the real world....


Well actually, I think you mean in the rest of the developed world where government provided health care is a reality.
 
2013-09-24 01:08:32 AM

SevenizGud: LordJiro: So, if someone who can't afford a hospital bill breaks their arm or gets sick, they should either go bankrupt or die, right?

Preferably both.


I was thinking of defending you against Felgraf's assertion that you are a terrible human being. Then I read this.
 
2013-09-24 01:09:37 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: [Fark pet troll sent to /dev/null where s/he/it belongs]

I'd love to know how, as a nation, we got to a place where ONE industry has so much clout that the national government is legislating that unimaginable wealth be directed to it by all citizens.
Fark that.


Because a proper health care system like other countries have is zOMG SOOOOOOOOOCIALISM!
 
2013-09-24 01:11:13 AM
You would think that even an exceptionally stupid fark-wit would, if he had ambitions to presidential office, not want to be directly personally responsible for a government shutdown, countless lost jobs, vast misery and disruption.

Basically you would think that he would be able to remember the detritus of Newt Gingrich's career and take a lesson from that.
 
2013-09-24 01:12:39 AM

gaspode: You would think that even an exceptionally stupid fark-wit would, if he had ambitions to presidential office, not want to be directly personally responsible for a government shutdown, countless lost jobs, vast misery and disruption.

Basically you would think that he would be able to remember the detritus of Newt Gingrich's career and take a lesson from that.


He's Canadian. You think he spent much time studying US history?
 
2013-09-24 01:14:13 AM

Aristocles: selfish


The only post here that said they should die is from SevenizGud who is either a troll or an authoritarian.

SevenizGud: LordJiro: So, if someone who can't afford a hospital bill breaks their arm or gets sick, they should either go bankrupt or die, right?

Preferably both.
 
2013-09-24 01:15:46 AM

SevenizGud: 12349876: Then tell your Republican buddies to tell the world that they want poor kids with cancer to die without treatment.

Way to misrepresent what I said. I never said they should get no treatment. I said they shouldn't get treatment that they don't pay for. They should still get treatment up until the point where they run out of money.


Really? What happened to preferably both?
 
2013-09-24 01:16:26 AM

kg2095: SevenizGud: PanicMan: And what happens if i am unwilling or unable to pay for my health care?

Then, TA-DA!, you don't get health care.

Just like you don't get a car if you are unwilling or unable to pay for it.
Just like you don't get food if you are unwilling or unable to pay for it.

Let's hope you never lose you job at the age of 56 and become long term unemployed then SevenizGud, what?


Keep your dirty hands off his Medicare and Social Security!
 
2013-09-24 01:24:54 AM
i419.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-24 01:28:59 AM

Dimensio: simplicimus: When did the popularity of a law become a meaningful criticism? ACA was passed by both Houses, signed by the President and upheld by the Supreme Court. It doesn't get more legitimate than that.

Tea Party activists insist that the law is Unconstitutional, therefore funding it would violate the Constitution, based upon their reasoning.


So the Supreme Court no longer has any say as to what is Constitutional? Strange world these people live in.
 
2013-09-24 01:33:14 AM

simplicimus: Dimensio: simplicimus: When did the popularity of a law become a meaningful criticism? ACA was passed by both Houses, signed by the President and upheld by the Supreme Court. It doesn't get more legitimate than that.

Tea Party activists insist that the law is Unconstitutional, therefore funding it would violate the Constitution, based upon their reasoning.

So the Supreme Court no longer has any say as to what is Constitutional? Strange world these people live in.


Tea Party activists also huff paint and shiat themselves, but that's neither here nor there...
 
2013-09-24 01:33:32 AM

Lee Jackson Beauregard: [i419.photobucket.com image 491x715]


Well, as much as I hate to use Ignore, I had to make an exception today.
 
2013-09-24 01:38:34 AM

simplicimus: Lee Jackson Beauregard: [i419.photobucket.com image 491x715]

Well, as much as I hate to use Ignore, I had to make an exception today.


what's a "newsgroup"?

//ducks
 
2013-09-24 01:43:34 AM

StopLurkListen: simplicimus: Lee Jackson Beauregard: [i419.photobucket.com image 491x715]

Well, as much as I hate to use Ignore, I had to make an exception today.

what's a "newsgroup"?

//ducks


I don't mind people who disagree with me or with whom I disagree, as long as something is added to the discussion. I now have 5 who bring nothing of value to the debate and are also annoying. I'm not proud of this, but I come here to play, not to watch troll circle jerks.
 
2013-09-24 01:44:16 AM

Ishidan: kg2095: SevenizGud: PanicMan: And what happens if i am unwilling or unable to pay for my health care?

Then, TA-DA!, you don't get health care.

Just like you don't get a car if you are unwilling or unable to pay for it.
Just like you don't get food if you are unwilling or unable to pay for it.

Let's hope you never lose you job at the age of 56 and become long term unemployed then SevenizGud, what?

Keep your dirty hands off his Medicare and Social Security!


If his type got their way there would be no Medicare or Social Security.
 
2013-09-24 01:45:37 AM

simplicimus: Mentat: kg2095: And that's trend is not recent either - the US took the number one spot from the UK in 1910 and lost it to Sweden in the 1980s. What happened in the 1980s?

Hulkamania?

Saint Ronnie?


Naw that couldn't be it. It must be Miami Vice or Hulkmania.
 
2013-09-24 01:50:00 AM

simplicimus: StopLurkListen: simplicimus: Lee Jackson Beauregard: [i419.photobucket.com image 491x715]

Well, as much as I hate to use Ignore, I had to make an exception today.

what's a "newsgroup"?

//ducks

I don't mind people who disagree with me or with whom I disagree, as long as something is added to the discussion. I now have 5 who bring nothing of value to the debate and are also annoying. I'm not proud of this, but I come here to play, not to watch troll circle jerks.


Sorry, I wasn't yanking your chain, I was joking about the mention of "newsgroup" in that "Don't Feed The Trolls" image, that it has probably joined "cassette tape" and "corded phone" in Kids Today Have No Idea What You're Talking About.

//alt.binaries.your-mom
 
2013-09-24 01:50:41 AM

StopLurkListen: simplicimus: Lee Jackson Beauregard: [i419.photobucket.com image 491x715]

Well, as much as I hate to use Ignore, I had to make an exception today.

what's a "newsgroup"?

//ducks


I do have to wonder why that image uses the word "newsgroups"; one can post an image to Usenet but most clients won't automatically display it.
 
2013-09-24 02:05:37 AM

Aristocles: Dimensio: SevenizGud: LordJiro: So, if someone who can't afford a hospital bill breaks their arm or gets sick, they should either go bankrupt or die, right?

Preferably both.

As you are already known to be a liar (based upon your previous usage of a demonstrably dishonest claim when you tried to deny climate change science), your opinion is of no value.

I guess the libtrolls are trying to derail the thread since they're getting their asses handed to them.

Read a book sometime


I like you as the "who?" guy.

Don't lose that.

Never forget.

Be all you can be.
 
2013-09-24 02:06:33 AM

Lee Jackson Beauregard: StopLurkListen: simplicimus: Lee Jackson Beauregard: [i419.photobucket.com image 491x715]

Well, as much as I hate to use Ignore, I had to make an exception today.

what's a "newsgroup"?

//ducks

I do have to wonder why that image uses the word "newsgroups"; one can post an image to Usenet but most clients won't automatically display it.


Usenet still exists?
 
2013-09-24 02:10:10 AM

simplicimus: Lee Jackson Beauregard: StopLurkListen: simplicimus: Lee Jackson Beauregard: [i419.photobucket.com image 491x715]

Well, as much as I hate to use Ignore, I had to make an exception today.

what's a "newsgroup"?

//ducks

I do have to wonder why that image uses the word "newsgroups"; one can post an image to Usenet but most clients won't automatically display it.

Usenet still exists?


I thought it was replaced by skynet...

/What could possibly go wrong?
 
2013-09-24 02:12:18 AM

kg2095: If his type got their way there would be no Medicare or Social Security.


Seriously. What next, Foodicare, phoneicare, Mad-dog-icare, 26" rims-icare?

Social security should consist of you not stealing my money, and me using what I don't spend for my retirement.

Medicare should consist of you not looking at me when you need money for YOUR health care.

In other words, I've got mine, and you would already have yours if you weren't so stupid and lazy. The solution is for you to be less stupid and lazy, not to steal from me to cover for your stupidity and laziness.
 
2013-09-24 02:18:29 AM

SevenizGud: kg2095: If his type got their way there would be no Medicare or Social Security.

Seriously. What next, Foodicare, phoneicare, Mad-dog-icare, 26" rims-icare?

Social security should consist of you not stealing my money, and me using what I don't spend for my retirement.

Medicare should consist of you not looking at me when you need money for YOUR health care.

In other words, I've got mine, and you would already have yours if you weren't so stupid and lazy. The solution is for you to be less stupid and lazy, not to steal from me to cover for your stupidity and laziness.


While I am almost 100% certain you do not believe what you posted, I commend the immense stupidity you conjured up to write that down. Of course, I'm sure you are familiar with how society works, and how the modern world which you are enjoying so much came to be, so I'll just leave it at that.
 
2013-09-24 02:19:05 AM

SevenizGud: kg2095: If his type got their way there would be no Medicare or Social Security.

Seriously. What next, Foodicare, phoneicare, Mad-dog-icare, 26" rims-icare?

Social security should consist of you not stealing my money, and me using what I don't spend for my retirement.

Medicare should consist of you not looking at me when you need money for YOUR health care.

In other words, I've got mine, and you would already have yours if you weren't so stupid and lazy. The solution is for you to be less stupid and lazy, not to steal from me to cover for your stupidity and laziness.


Social Security and Medicare are self funded. What else has talk radio told you?
 
2013-09-24 02:20:55 AM

simplicimus: SevenizGud: kg2095: If his type got their way there would be no Medicare or Social Security.

Seriously. What next, Foodicare, phoneicare, Mad-dog-icare, 26" rims-icare?

Social security should consist of you not stealing my money, and me using what I don't spend for my retirement.

Medicare should consist of you not looking at me when you need money for YOUR health care.

In other words, I've got mine, and you would already have yours if you weren't so stupid and lazy. The solution is for you to be less stupid and lazy, not to steal from me to cover for your stupidity and laziness.

Social Security and Medicare are self funded. What else has talk radio told you?


 Tragedy struck today in Sector 9 as rebel terrorists blew up the Death Star killing thousands. The Rebel Alliance, a fringe group of Anti-Empire fanatics, has claimed responsibility for the terrorist act. Fortunately Lord Vader escaped without harm. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims.
 
2013-09-24 02:21:57 AM

simplicimus: Social Security and Medicare are self funded. What else has talk radio told you?


Want to know how I know you don't know what paygo means?
 
2013-09-24 02:23:05 AM

HighOnCraic: Tragedy struck today in Sector 9 as rebel terrorists blew up the Death Star killing thousands. The Rebel Alliance, a fringe group of Anti-Empire fanatics, has claimed responsibility for the terrorist act. Fortunately Lord Vader escaped without harm. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims.


Don't forget the endless advertisements from the Gold-Bullion Finance Guild based in the Outer Rim
 
2013-09-24 02:26:10 AM

From The Woods: how the modern world which you are enjoying so much came to be


Yeah, I am acutely aware of how I worked hard to get where I am, in spite of a lot of cancers on society demanding I give them my money so they can buy the same shiat as I have, in spite of the fact that they are worthless turds who never did anything useful in their lives.

Just think how much MORE I would be enjoying the modern world if it weren't filled with a bunch of greedy "gimme free healthcare" losers.
 
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