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(Washington Times)   New poll found 44 percent of registered Republicans believed an armed rebellion could come in the next few years. Subby last seen mounting machine gun on his hoverround   (washingtontimes.com) divider line 66
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2013-10-07 09:11:07 AM  
Actually, a machine gun on an up-armored hoveround would be like an actually lethal Dalek.

Because of handicap access laws, stairs wouldn't save you, either.
 
2013-10-07 09:11:42 AM  
Never thought I would ever use the phrase "up-armored hoveround".
 
2013-10-07 09:17:50 AM  
Well, "could happen" is a long way from "will happen". I'd be concerned if they thought an armed rebellion "will happen", but until then I'm not worried.

Frankly, most of us hold at least one belief that another person would find jaw-droppingly stupid anyway, so it's important not to get too worked up over our differences.
 
2013-10-07 09:27:22 AM  
Just rig up a 60 Cal on a powered swingarm in the trunk.
 
2013-10-07 09:31:15 AM  
Yeah but only if the majority of voters elect another democrat.
 
2013-10-07 09:31:33 AM  
Egads, the prophesy, it's self-fulfilling!

/Have at it, idiots.
//Send me a postcard from the FEMA camp and let me know how it turned out for you.
 
2013-10-07 09:34:05 AM  

dittybopper: Actually, a machine gun on an up-armored hoveround would be like an actually lethal Dalek.

Because of handicap access laws, stairs wouldn't save you, either.


The only issue is that the electric motor wouldn't be able to move the armored hoveround and there is no way anybody would want to share a small armored enclosure with an IC engine. Not to mention fuel tanks.
 
2013-10-07 09:37:28 AM  

Fubini: Well, "could happen" is a long way from "will happen". I'd be concerned if they thought an armed rebellion "will happen", but until then I'm not worried.

Frankly, most of us hold at least one belief that another person would find jaw-droppingly stupid anyway, so it's important not to get too worked up over our differences.


Right? I mean what's little armed rebellion, genocide and religious cleansing between friends?  It's just a disagreement of opinion.

/Ducks
 
2013-10-07 09:37:45 AM  
i679.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-07 09:37:51 AM  
Place me in the 44%.  Though my excuse is that I believe everything could happen in all timeframes and that the probability of them occuring is the reason to argue.
 
2013-10-07 09:38:14 AM  
Anyone else correctly guess who made the first few posts after reading just the headline?
 
2013-10-07 09:41:47 AM  

Egoy3k: The only issue is that the electric motor wouldn't be able to move the armored hoveround and there is no way anybody would want to share a small armored enclosure with an IC engine. Not to mention fuel tanks.


And you can indefinitely stop an entire brigade of them by hanging a bunch of Big Macs from trees
 
2013-10-07 09:43:19 AM  

Egoy3k: dittybopper: Actually, a machine gun on an up-armored hoveround would be like an actually lethal Dalek.

Because of handicap access laws, stairs wouldn't save you, either.

The only issue is that the electric motor wouldn't be able to move the armored hoveround and there is no way anybody would want to share a small armored enclosure with an IC engine. Not to mention fuel tanks.


Actually, yes it would.  Do you know how much torque an electric motor has compared to a comparable internal combustion engine?

If the armor was that much of a drag you could do one of two things:

1. Install a bigger motor and take the penalty in reduced range if you don't put in a bigger battery, or
2. Gear down the current motor, and take the penalty in reduced speed.

OK, so this is why I love Fark so much:  We're discussing the engineering details of turning mobility scooters into Dalek-like weapons carriers.
 
2013-10-07 09:44:36 AM  

phaseolus: Anyone else correctly guess who made the first few posts after reading just the headline?


I know! I know!  Pick me!  Pick me!
 
2013-10-07 09:46:24 AM  
Tea Party favors M-60 Browning. They tend to heat up but the fanatics always forget to so shoot in 3 second bursts.  They are only dangerous for a minute or two
 
2013-10-07 09:46:42 AM  
 
2013-10-07 09:48:16 AM  

Doooooooo eeeeeittttttt.

Honestly, when I see some Republican chucklehead chub up over the possibility of "armed insurrection", drooling with the thought of becoming a Ben Raines wannabe, it gives me the giggles.
 
2013-10-07 09:48:55 AM  

you have pee hands: Egoy3k: The only issue is that the electric motor wouldn't be able to move the armored hoveround and there is no way anybody would want to share a small armored enclosure with an IC engine. Not to mention fuel tanks.

And you can indefinitely stop an entire brigade of them by hanging a bunch of Big Macs from trees


I remember reading a science fiction short story back when I was a kid about a government program that would help people regain the use of their limbs, etc., but a certain number of the "subjects" were used in a secret program to make autonomous tanks with human brains controlling them.  One of the control mechanisms the government uses for the tanks is to stimulate the pleasure centers of the brains.  One of them breaks free and goes to his former home and tries to communicate with his wife, but the best he can do is write a message on the wall with bullet holes.

Wish I could remember the title and author of that story, it's been a long, long time.
 
2013-10-07 09:49:28 AM  
Well then, it's probably true. It's not like Republicans to place belief in things that have no merit, or can't be verified in any way. These are good people that believe in common sense and the simple truths of the bible.
 
2013-10-07 09:51:16 AM  

Cheron: Tea Party favors M-60 Browning. They tend to heat up but the fanatics always forget to so shoot in 3 second bursts.  They are only dangerous for a minute or two


Take that back you farkin' *BASTARD*.  John Moses Browning, our Lord and Savior, had *NOTHING* to do with that abomination of a weapon designed by committee, the M-60.  Why don't you blame him for the Chauchat, while you're at it.
 
2013-10-07 09:51:30 AM  

you have pee hands: Egoy3k: The only issue is that the electric motor wouldn't be able to move the armored hoveround and there is no way anybody would want to share a small armored enclosure with an IC engine. Not to mention fuel tanks.

And you can indefinitely stop an entire brigade of them by hanging a bunch of Big Macs from trees


But you can't tip them over....

i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-10-07 09:54:31 AM  

dittybopper: Egoy3k: dittybopper: Actually, a machine gun on an up-armored hoveround would be like an actually lethal Dalek.

Because of handicap access laws, stairs wouldn't save you, either.

The only issue is that the electric motor wouldn't be able to move the armored hoveround and there is no way anybody would want to share a small armored enclosure with an IC engine. Not to mention fuel tanks.

Actually, yes it would.  Do you know how much torque an electric motor has compared to a comparable internal combustion engine?

If the armor was that much of a drag you could do one of two things:

1. Install a bigger motor and take the penalty in reduced range if you don't put in a bigger battery, or
2. Gear down the current motor, and take the penalty in reduced speed.

OK, so this is why I love Fark so much:  We're discussing the engineering details of turning mobility scooters into Dalek-like weapons carriers.


Well in any case you are going to have to replace the entire gear train of the hoverround.  The gear train is nylon so any extreme change in weight (in excess of  the stated max carrying capability) is going to have you shearing gear teeth.
 
2013-10-07 09:55:41 AM  
Oh boy do I hope they try.  And I hope their heads make a national tour atop a stake afterwards.
 
2013-10-07 09:57:54 AM  

dittybopper: Egoy3k: dittybopper: Actually, a machine gun on an up-armored hoveround would be like an actually lethal Dalek.

Because of handicap access laws, stairs wouldn't save you, either.

The only issue is that the electric motor wouldn't be able to move the armored hoveround and there is no way anybody would want to share a small armored enclosure with an IC engine. Not to mention fuel tanks.

Actually, yes it would.  Do you know how much torque an electric motor has compared to a comparable internal combustion engine?

If the armor was that much of a drag you could do one of two things:

1. Install a bigger motor and take the penalty in reduced range if you don't put in a bigger battery, or
2. Gear down the current motor, and take the penalty in reduced speed.

OK, so this is why I love Fark so much:  We're discussing the engineering details of turning mobility scooters into Dalek-like weapons carriers.


Yeah but you need to consider that it's not just the armor. I've seen those things struggle on inclines from just the occupant, add in a weapon, a couple of hundred rounds, water (more likely Dr Pepper), food (Candy cane Oreos), insulin, no less than five American flags, and a colestomy bag as well.
 
2013-10-07 10:00:22 AM  
Meanwhile, this armed Liberal isn't terribly concerned that these idiots will get much further than stockpiling ammo and canned corn. IF the doo-doo were to ever hit the circulating blades of the air moving device, these Teabagging fools will be too busy making pudding in their Depends to mount much of an "insurrection."
 
2013-10-07 10:02:20 AM  

LittleSmitty: Meanwhile, this armed Liberal isn't terribly concerned that these idiots will get much further than stockpiling ammo and canned corn. IF the doo-doo were to ever hit the circulating blades of the air moving device, these Teabagging fools will be too busy making pudding in their Depends to mount much of an "insurrection."


Who says that they are the ones that they believe would mount an insurrections?
 
2013-10-07 10:07:38 AM  

Saiga410: Well in any case you are going to have to replace the entire gear train of the hoverround.  The gear train is nylon so any extreme change in weight (in excess of  the stated max carrying capability) is going to have you shearing gear teeth.


Egoy3k: Yeah but you need to consider that it's not just the armor. I've seen those things struggle on inclines from just the occupant, add in a weapon, a couple of hundred rounds, water (more likely Dr Pepper), food (Candy cane Oreos), insulin, no less than five American flags, and a colestomy bag as well.


They make ones with high capacity drive trains for "bariatric" customers.  Up armor one of those.  Say you have a max capacity 600 lbs, you could slap on 200 lbs worth of armor, say another 50 lbs for a weapon and ammo, and still have 250 lbs for a portly person.

The other alternative would be to just get rid of the person and use the chassis as a remote control weapons platform.  A drive train that can handle a 600 lb person could handle a lot of armor, ammo, and extra battery capacity.  Make it low-slung so it's hard to hit with conventional anti-armor weapons, and there you go.
 
2013-10-07 10:09:07 AM  
This has nothing, NOTHING, to do with America electing it's first black President.
 
2013-10-07 10:09:17 AM  

Saiga410: LittleSmitty: Meanwhile, this armed Liberal isn't terribly concerned that these idiots will get much further than stockpiling ammo and canned corn. IF the doo-doo were to ever hit the circulating blades of the air moving device, these Teabagging fools will be too busy making pudding in their Depends to mount much of an "insurrection."

Who says that they are the ones that they believe would mount an insurrections?


Who cares? None of them have the stones to do more than wring their hands. Sure they talk a good game, but beyond hoarding ammo and canned corn, they don't have the weapons, tactics or discipline it would take to mount an insurrection.

On this I would happily bet my favorite 1911
 
2013-10-07 10:13:44 AM  
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2013-10-07 10:21:01 AM  
Not gonna happen. You need a more-or-less unified populace to support an actual uprising. The media and politicians have done an excellent job at dividing us into two entrenched camps. We'd spend all of our time shooting each other while the government sat back and waited for the smoke to clear so that they could come in and clean up.
 
2013-10-07 10:26:04 AM  
Oh, and to make sure that jamming the command-link to the unmanned hoverdaleks would be, erm, inadvisable, put in a software routine that once they lose communication with control, they go into a "sleep mode" for 5 minutes.  If they don't get the proper 10 or 15 character random sequence transmitted to them within that time frame via a slow back-up channel using a very interference-resistant but *SLOW* mode like JT65, they turn into a "Sentry gun on a Roomba", randomly travelling around and shooting at anything that looks like a moving human target, good or bad, until they run out of battery and ammo.  At which point, they blow up.

You have to make sure you publish that capability, though.  But tell them it's a 15 minute window.
 
2013-10-07 10:30:11 AM  
44 percent of Republicans are mouth breathing rubes.
 
2013-10-07 10:30:51 AM  

mod3072: You need a more-or-less unified populace to support an actual uprising.


What, you mean like back during the Revolutionary War, when roughly a third were actively for breaking away from Great Britain, a third actively against it, and a third in the middle that just wanted it to be over?
 
2013-10-07 10:34:29 AM  
If the GOP continues with this BS, there won't be a government to revolt against.

I remain astounded that Al Qaeda has the conservatives doing their work for them in America.
 
2013-10-07 10:37:14 AM  
I wonder what percentage of those that think armed rebellion will be happening soon believe it'll be a race war.
 
2013-10-07 10:47:23 AM  
This will never, ever happen in our lifetimes.  Let's assume the ones with this overthrow-the-gubbmint-fantasy are very well organized (they're not).  What do they think they'll do?  Roll up on ... what?  Capitol Hill?  Then what?  Convince the Army to join their side?  To take real control they'd have to also assume control of the nation's finances along with its military, and there is no chance in hell of either happening.
 
2013-10-07 10:49:19 AM  

dittybopper: Actually, a machine gun on an up-armored hoveround would be like an actually lethal Dalek.



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MFK
2013-10-07 10:55:35 AM  
I would just like to take this opportunity to thank the moderators for changing the tag of the Moonie Times to red in order to make it easier to distinguish it from the WaPost and not accidentally give those derpy assholes clicks
 
2013-10-07 10:57:18 AM  

SpectroBoy: dittybopper: Actually, a machine gun on an up-armored hoveround would be like an actually lethal Dalek.


lib...err....uhlllll
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Why do you have to take something fun and just ruin it with politics?
 
2013-10-07 11:13:35 AM  
memecrunch.com
 
2013-10-07 11:38:41 AM  

dittybopper: SpectroBoy: dittybopper: Actually, a machine gun on an up-armored hoveround would be like an actually lethal Dalek.


lib...err....uhlllll
lib...err....uhllll

Why do you have to take something fun and just ruin it with politics?


i290.photobucket.com

/sorry, hoveround just naturally makes me think of the tea party.
 
2013-10-07 11:42:19 AM  

dittybopper: SpectroBoy: dittybopper: Actually, a machine gun on an up-armored hoveround would be like an actually lethal Dalek.


lib...err....uhlllll
lib...err....uhllll

Why do you have to take something fun and just ruin it with politics?


By the way, here is the VERY FIRST SENTENCE of the linked article

A survey of Republicans found nearly half agreed that "an armed revolution in order to protect liberties might be necessary in the next few years.

You don't see politics in that?!?!?!
 
2013-10-07 11:52:07 AM  
Every time this comes up, I'm writing this to those hoping for an armed rebellion.

1. List the 10 people you love most in the world.
2. Pick the three that you would be willing to sacrifice in a civil war.
3. Take those three people out to lunch and explain to them why you think their lives are worth your little hissy fit.
4. Remove those three people from your contact lists, because they have already removed you.
 
2013-10-07 12:03:21 PM  

Fubini: Well, "could happen" is a long way from "will happen". I'd be concerned if they thought an armed rebellion "will happen", but until then I'm not worried.

Frankly, most of us hold at least one belief that another person would find jaw-droppingly stupid anyway, so it's important not to get too worked up over our differences.


I find that opinion jaw droppingly stupid, much stupider than these authentic pictures of Bigfoot that were taken in Pennsylvania.
 
2013-10-07 12:06:05 PM  
So a minority of the minority expects a revolution?  It's the cowardly part of the minority, too.

This does not concern me.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-10-07 12:11:03 PM  
Their army would look like Peter Griffin's Fat Right club...

i1.ytimg.com
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-10-07 12:12:30 PM  

bgilmore5: Every time this comes up, I'm writing this to those hoping for an armed rebellion.

1. List the 10 people you love most in the world.
2. Pick the three that you would be willing to sacrifice in a civil war.
3. Take those three people out to lunch and explain to them why you think their lives are worth your little hissy fit.
4. Remove those three people from your contact lists, because they have already removed you.


This man is intrigued and wants to subscribe to your newsletter:

www.wbez.org
 
2013-10-07 12:14:41 PM  

Frozboz: This will never, ever happen in our lifetimes.  Let's assume the ones with this overthrow-the-gubbmint-fantasy are very well organized (they're not).  What do they think they'll do?  Roll up on ... what?  Capitol Hill?  Then what?  Convince the Army to join their side?  To take real control they'd have to also assume control of the nation's finances along with its military, and there is no chance in hell of either happening.


I think this too - then I visit "free republic" until I get the willies....What they THINK they will do is scary which leads me to this:

The GOP - the "national security"party - has more than half its members admitting they speculated about a domestic armed rebellion.
They must have also known the reasons for their speculation.
Yet? Not only did they do nothing, they strengthened it - they egged it on - and helped some sort of "structure" for it be elected.

Isn't there a word for this behavior against the people and the government? I forget it - it sounded bad.
 
2013-10-07 12:15:22 PM  

Gaseous Anomaly: I wonder what percentage of those that think armed rebellion will be happening soon believe it'll be a race war.


I wonder what percentage of those GOPers who think we may need an armed rebellion can run a miles if they have to.

It's a low number. Bet on that.

I always get a kick outta these fat dumps playing dress up. Yeah, whatcha up to there? 'bout three fiddy? Maybe four?

Lol that's a hell of a flank
 
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