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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 33
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2013-09-23 07:52:58 PM
13 votes:

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.


Bob?

i.huffpost.com
"And over here we're going to build a happy little troll..."
2013-09-23 05:26:46 PM
9 votes:
I suppose it also would technically be possible to avoid if John McCain decides to break Ted Cruz's neck on the floor of the Senate, as that would forcibly punctuate the filibuster. However, that would be a significant breach of the usual Senate decorum.
2013-09-23 06:37:04 PM
6 votes:
www.thepaepae.com

/oblig
2013-09-23 05:43:26 PM
6 votes:

abb3w: I suppose it also would technically be possible to avoid if John McCain decides to break Ted Cruz's neck on the floor of the Senate, as that would forcibly punctuate the filibuster. However, that would be a significant breach of the usual Senate decorum.


Just have the old man beat him with a cane. At least there's precedent for that.
2013-09-23 07:17:39 PM
4 votes:
Keep laughing, Libs.

We'll see if you are still laughing in 2014 when the Republican win big majorities in the House and Senate, and then in 2016 when Marco Rubio wins the Presidential election in a landslide. The first bill he'll propose is the repeal of Obamacare.

We'll see who is laughing then.
2013-09-23 08:42:11 PM
3 votes:

Karac: Who is Bob?


farm4.staticflickr.com
2013-09-23 09:12:54 PM
2 votes:

SevenizGud: 12349876: We want kids with cancer whose parents only have $1,000 in savings to die

WTF are people with only $1K in savings doing having children? Obviously if you can only muster $1K, then you would have to be such a cesspool of shiatty genes that it would be unconscionable to have a child, since it is guaranteed to be a defective.

If you can't show at least $100K in savings and you have a kid, then both the parents and the kid should be shot on the spot on general principle.


Remember, folks!

Moderators have ruled that this is just blatant differencing of opinion!  It can be in no way considered trolling, as fark doesn't allow trolling.

Isn't it nice to be on a website which doesn't restrict blatant and open differencing of opinion?
2013-09-23 08:17:05 PM
2 votes:

ferretman: Now rules matter to dems?


i50.photobucket.com
2013-09-24 10:21:51 AM
1 votes:

twat_waffle: 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.

Bob?

[i.huffpost.com image 850x593]
"And over here we're going to build a happy little troll..."


In it's greatest time of need, America will be able to call on the one man that can save them, the one man who was to become the legend to save all that is this country. He will arise from his grave on a happy little hill and save us all.

bobross.com

Happy Trees, motherfarker, DO YOU UNDERSTAND
2013-09-24 04:09:37 AM
1 votes:
Jeez... I've seen some pretty big assholes say some pretty messed-up shiat on Fark over the years, but this thread is in serious contention for Most Despicable Troll Evar award.

I don't normally wish anyone ill, but I'm pretty close to hoping a particular person here reaps the fruit of his words in the form of a very painful and expensive brand of ass-cancer.
2013-09-24 03:46:40 AM
1 votes:

kg2095: What happened in the 1980s?


myggm.org
2013-09-24 01:45:37 AM
1 votes:

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 01:03:21 AM
1 votes:

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 12:15:16 AM
1 votes:
BOB,
img7.imageshack.us
will you and Living Praise Choir lead us in "To God Be the Glory?"
2013-09-24 12:06:47 AM
1 votes:
img6.imageshack.us
2013-09-23 10:40:22 PM
1 votes:
Reading these threads, I thought of the British law (that I'm assured, by someone comparatively sober, exists) against putting ferrets down your trousers for the purposes of wagering.  Specifically, the people freaking out that ACA is somehow the end of the world remind me of the individuals that inspired the British ferret law.

Cheers.
2013-09-23 10:38:44 PM
1 votes:

badhatharry: Not sure, but we've never had a law this bad before.


Really?  You think that in the entire history of America, when weighed against things like the Fugitive Slave Act, the Alien and Sedition Acts, the Indian Removal Act, the Espionage Act, and the Volstead Act - that saying "Hey guys, how about you buy some insurance so you can afford to get sick?  And if you don't want to, that's fine too - we won't force you, but we will dock you tax refund since inevitably the rest of us will pay for some part of your health care."

And those are just the actually bad laws.  I'm sure many a right-wing troll would have a hard time deciding whether the PPACA is worse than the 16th, 17th, 19th or 24th Amendments.
2013-09-23 09:45:25 PM
1 votes:

Dimensio: Impossible. Sarah Palin assured me that the law establishes these panels. A spokesman for her even cited Section 1233 of HR3200!


It's right underneath the section euthanizing Trig.
2013-09-23 09:18:28 PM
1 votes:
 

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?


I think I'm going to write a greasemonkey script that replaces "Bob" in all of your posts with "that attractive and successful african american I hate for being black".  It should bump up the sincerity level of your posts immeasurably.

/Anyone else want in on this?
2013-09-23 09:04:38 PM
1 votes:
It's awesome sitting back and watching Aristocles aka Skinnyhead getting fact raped on links he uses to try and support his derp.
2013-09-23 09:03:06 PM
1 votes:

12349876: We want kids with cancer whose parents only have $1,000 in savings to die


WTF are people with only $1K in savings doing having children? Obviously if you can only muster $1K, then you would have to be such a cesspool of shiatty genes that it would be unconscionable to have a child, since it is guaranteed to be a defective.

If you can't show at least $100K in savings and you have a kid, then both the parents and the kid should be shot on the spot on general principle.
2013-09-23 08:51:53 PM
1 votes:
ACA is law and Zimmerman went free

cdn.iwastesomuchtime.com
2013-09-23 08:47:42 PM
1 votes:

SevenizGud: Dimensio: SevenisGud is also saying that if a single mother (due to the death of her spouse) of two children, who works two jobs to provide for her family, is suddenly struck by a hit-and-run driver and suffers a broken leg and rendered unable to work, that she should suffer bankruptcy and the loss of her employment (due to her inability to work), and that she and her children should die destitute.

She can put the kids up for adoption, or make them a ward of the state.


Making the children wards of the state would place a financial burden upon the state. Allowing the children to die is a more financially viable option.
2013-09-23 08:47:38 PM
1 votes:

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

It ain't everyone... I'm smackin down Farklib propagand left an right, but I'll save some for you should you care to partake.


i.imgur.com
2013-09-23 08:38:47 PM
1 votes:

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


Sorry, you've been refused coverage.

/oops
2013-09-23 08:13:58 PM
1 votes:

Markoff_Cheney: bulldg4life: Looking at the politics tab for today is just one dumbass piece of idiocy after another.

this is different from any other day how?
it seems to be a constant stream of shiat, constantly flooding and never receding.
[i.chzbgr.com image 400x400]


River of shiat
River of shiat
Flow on, flow on, river of shiat
Right from my toes
On up to my nose
Flow on, flow on, river of shiat
I've been swimming
In this river of shiat
More than 20 years
And I'm getting tired of it
Don't like swimming
Hope it'll run dry
Got to go on swimming
Cause I don't want to die
Spoken:
Oh I can feel another 1000 years
Of the flapjacks of Sorrow! Unless!
Unless we make 2000 A.D.! 2000 A.D.
Our glorious deadline
A glorious deadline to make the
World a better place!
Or else the flapjacks of sorrow
Are going to slide down our throats
Slide down our throats
For another millennium
Of pain and war and oppression
And all our children's children's children's
Children's children children
Shall have to wade and to swim
In the same grim river
In which we now swim
Sing along with us
Sing sing sing sing sing sing sing sing!
-Tuli Kupfenberger
2013-09-23 08:09:29 PM
1 votes:
The Republicans have control of one half of the legislative branch. They deserve to get everything they ask for. This is the senate and Obama's fault for not caving to their demands.
2013-09-23 08:09:03 PM
1 votes:

twat_waffle: Wouldn't the CR fall under reconciliation, and therefore not be subject to cloture?


Yes, but it would be sent back to the House, which is controlled by bigots and terrorists who would rather have a global economic catastrophe that would make the Great Depression look like an overdraft fee than allow President Obama to have even a Pyrrhic victory. Sen. Cruz wouldn't be able to filibuster it, but Rep. Boner can -- by simply not allowing it to come up for a vote.

And even if the unfilibustered budget reconciliation bill comes up for a vote in the House, there's still the matter of getting the bigots and terrorists to vote for a bill which doesn't give them 100% of everything they want and gives President Obama more than 0% of what he wants.

/I just love the juxtaposition of the words "President" and "Obama." A nice, permanent reminder to the bigots and terrorists that hate him with every fiber of their being that they lost TWICE to a guy named Hussein whose father couldn't legally drink from the same water fountain as them
2013-09-23 08:07:08 PM
1 votes:
Who is Senator Ted Cruz?
Ted is his nickname.
His real name is Senator Rafael Eduardo Cruz.
Rafael was born in Canada, where he is still a citizen.
His father was a Cuban and a member of the Communist party.
Rafael uses the nickname "Ted" so as not to scar the Texas Tea Party rednecks that voted for him... his voters are afraid of "Illegal Mexicans."
One of Cruz's campaign promises was tighter border security!
So, how do you get "Ted" from Rafael?
His middle name is Eduardo... in English we say Edward.
Remember Senator Edward Kennedy?  The drunk one that ran against Carter and Anderson in the 1980 democratic primary?
Anyway, his nickname was Teddy.
So Rafael Edwardo = Ted.
Study it out!
2013-09-23 08:05:53 PM
1 votes:
Will of the people?

tommytoy.typepad.com

Down with Romneycare! Up with Obamacare!
2013-09-23 08:01:44 PM
1 votes:

twat_waffle: 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.

Bob?

[i.huffpost.com image 850x593]
"And over here we're going to build a happy little troll..."


wrong bob.
www.hji.co.uk
2013-09-23 04:43:32 PM
1 votes:

ferretman: Now rules matter to dems?


Considering the well-being of the nation has not mattered to Republicans for the past several decades, why should you be so concerned?
2013-09-23 04:28:20 PM
1 votes:
The Canadian born Cuban is going to become a Tea Party folk hero...
 
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