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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
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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 12:19:56 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 12:24:21 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 12:35:28 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 favorited!ed Aristocles two days ago, but I've seen no effect.  Thanks y'all.
 
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 12:57:48 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 01:03:21 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 01:09:37 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 01:16:26 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 01:50:00 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.
 
2013-09-24 02:28:58 AM  

SevenizGud: 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?


Oh for deity of choice's sake, just raise the artificial contribution limit or institute means testing. The systems would remain solvent. So what else has talk radio told you?
 
2013-09-24 02:33:06 AM  

SevenizGud: 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.


I'm also acutely aware of the caricature of a conservative you are representing. Republicans of yore would laugh in your face if you said such things to them... this is blatantly crafted to be incendiary and provoke a strong response from FarkLibs. Though I guess it is appropriate in this space to go ahead and say you used to be a gleam in your fathers eye, then a pathetically fragile babe, then a vulnerable child, and that there have always been and will always be a segment of the populace that have grown old and infirm, yet deserve dignity in their old age despite being unable to work. Your caricatures generalization of large amounts of people as being unwilling to work, or mentally retarded, stems from the strong current of racism towards impoverished blacks that has been around in the dixiecrat/southern republican area forever.
 
2013-09-24 02:33:53 AM  

simplicimus: institute means testing


In other words, pay into it...but don't get anything out unless your life is a total washout.

Yeah, that's stellar public policy.
 
2013-09-24 02:35:49 AM  

SevenizGud: 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.


Ok, so you can't escape microeconomic thinking. Here's what happens on the macro level: Insurance risk pools increase which is good for insurance companies as the pool expands to include low-risk participants. Minor medical conditions are covered which means costly (and mostly unreimbursed) ER treatments are avoided, reducing loss to hospitals, thus reducing the costs of hospitals to provide services. Simple enough for you? More profits for Insurance companies, less revenue loss for hospitals.
 
2013-09-24 02:36:28 AM  

simplicimus: SevenizGud: 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?

Oh for deity of choice's sake, just raise the artificial contribution limit or institute means testing. The systems would remain solvent. So what else has talk radio told you?


"Get on the Rocket and see the stars, Rocket Fuel Malt Liquor, DAAAMMMMMNN!"
 
2013-09-24 02:37:45 AM  

SevenizGud: simplicimus: institute means testing

In other words, pay into it...but don't get anything out unless your life is a total washout.

Yeah, that's stellar public policy.


I don't get the tax write-offs major corporations get, much less subsidies of such a large scale. What's your point?
 
2013-09-24 02:38:57 AM  

From The Woods: Your caricatures generalization of large amounts of people as being unwilling to work, or mentally retarded, stems from the strong current of racism towards impoverished blacks that has been around in the dixiecrat/southern republican area forever.


Yeah, well I'm for telling people of all shades to get a farking job. But way to play the race card. It worked so well for Detroit maybe we should use it nationwide.
 
2013-09-24 02:41:10 AM  

SevenizGud: From The Woods: Your caricatures generalization of large amounts of people as being unwilling to work, or mentally retarded, stems from the strong current of racism towards impoverished blacks that has been around in the dixiecrat/southern republican area forever.

Yeah, well I'm for telling people of all shades to get a farking job. But way to play the race card. It worked so well for Detroit maybe we should use it nationwide.


Where there are jobs to give, there are people that will apply for it. Do you agree?
 
2013-09-24 02:43:04 AM  

simplicimus: Here's what happens on the macro level: Insurance risk pools increase


Why would I want to be lumped in a risk pool with a bunch of people who smoke and make all those other retarded health care decisions?

Should I also want to be in a car insurance risk pool with 16-year-old boys, because...increased risk pool?
 
2013-09-24 02:43:20 AM  

SevenizGud: From The Woods: Your caricatures generalization of large amounts of people as being unwilling to work, or mentally retarded, stems from the strong current of racism towards impoverished blacks that has been around in the dixiecrat/southern republican area forever.

Yeah, well I'm for telling people of all shades to get a farking job. But way to play the race card. It worked so well for Detroit maybe we should use it nationwide.


Numerically, there are far more whites on welfare than nonwhites. Percentage speaking, the distribution is troubling, but based on volume, this is a white persons system.
 
2013-09-24 02:44:11 AM  

simplicimus: Numerically, there are far more whites on welfare than nonwhites. Percentage speaking, the distribution is troubling, but based on volume, this is a white persons system.


Drop the rolls to zero. Unambiguous fairness.
 
2013-09-24 02:44:49 AM  

SevenizGud: simplicimus: Here's what happens on the macro level: Insurance risk pools increase

Why would I want to be lumped in a risk pool with a bunch of people who smoke and make all those other retarded health care decisions?

Should I also want to be in a car insurance risk pool with 16-year-old boys, because...increased risk pool?


It's how insurance companies work. Blame the actuaries if you don't like the system.
 
2013-09-24 02:45:14 AM  

From The Woods: Where there are jobs to give, there are people that will apply for it. Do you agree?


You mean outside of Detroit?
 
2013-09-24 02:46:18 AM  

SevenizGud: simplicimus: Numerically, there are far more whites on welfare than nonwhites. Percentage speaking, the distribution is troubling, but based on volume, this is a white persons system.

Drop the rolls to zero. Unambiguous fairness.


Seriously, you're going the "are there no workhouses" route?
 
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