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(Talking Points Memo)   The GOP has become some kind of imbecile Captain Kirk, reprogramming the Congressional Kobayashi Maru, but only end up with a Kobayashi Moran. Please, proceed   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, GOP, White House, Louise Slaughter, House Republicans, Chris Van Hollen, House Budget Committee, proceedings, United States House Committee on Rules  
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2013-10-10 02:47:16 PM  
2 votes:
Actually, this is probably better.
Obama: [hailing Kruz] This is President Obama. We tried it once your way, Kruz, are you game for a rematch? Kruz, I'm laughing at the "superior intellect."
Kruz: Full impulse power!
Boehner: No! You cut them back to sequester funding! You can have whatever...
Kruz: [grabs Boehner in anger] FULL POWER! DAMN YOU!
2013-10-10 02:45:19 PM  
2 votes:
Kirk: Using guile, charm and wit to infiltrate and reprogram a test scenario because he didn't believe in no win situations.

GOP: Burns Starfleet Academy to the ground, pronounce how they masterfully planned it months ago, blame the Vulcans for the arson, claim geniusshiphood.
2013-10-10 02:44:17 PM  
2 votes:
Boehner: Obama, you bloodsucker. You're going to have to do your own dirty work now! Do you hear me? Do you?
Obama: John? You're still alive, my old friend?
Boehner: Still, "old friend!" You've managed to kill everyone else, but like a poor drinker, you keep pouring Crystal Palace!
Obama: Perhaps I no longer need to try, Boehner.
[signs the ACA into law]
Boehner: Obama... Obama, you've got Obamacare, but you don't have me. You were going to kill me, Obama. You're going to have to come down here. You're going to have to come down here!
Obama: I've done far worse than kill you, Speaker. I've hurt you. And I wish to go on hurting you. I shall leave you as you left me, as you left her; marooned for all eternity in the center of a derp planet.. buried alive! Buried alive...!
2013-10-10 02:36:03 PM  
2 votes:
Imagine a Republican horse racetrack.  You bet on #3 to win, you see him charge out of the gate, he wins by a length, the official review it, the photograph shows it, the result board confirms it, and when you go to collect your winnings, the man behind the counter tells you that #4 won.  #3 finished last.  You tell him there must be a mistake, if he would just turn around and look at the result board...

2013-10-10 02:20:26 PM  
2 votes:
Doesn't matter. The GOP will still insist they didn't cause the shutdown, and the zealots will believe them.
2013-10-10 04:10:30 PM  
1 vote:

FlashHarry: Serious Black: Doesn't matter. The GOP will still insist they didn't cause the shutdown, and the zealots mainstream media will believe them.


I think either way fits. The zealots implicitly believe what their party's leaders say, and the media propagates it so some non-zealots start to believe it as well.
2013-10-10 03:51:20 PM  
1 vote:
Definite HOTY candidate. Thanks for the laugh markie_farkie and glad you thought to dredge this from that other thread.
2013-10-10 02:53:39 PM  
1 vote:

UNC_Samurai: Atillathepun: EngineerAU: Hope this doesn't mean Michelle Bachman is Saavik.


Do you know how painful it is to have peanut butter, saltine, and cherry coke attempt to enter your nose simultaneously?

I believe that would result in saltorum
2013-10-10 02:39:44 PM  
1 vote:

Best Princess Celestia: Certainly hope that was intentional...

Yes it was...

2013-10-10 02:28:06 PM  
1 vote:

EngineerAU: Hope this doesn't mean Michelle Bachman is Saavik.

2013-10-10 02:20:53 PM  
1 vote:
More like they took a true or false question on a bubble-sheet quiz and somehow managed to turn it into the Kobayashi Maru scenario...
2013-10-10 02:04:41 PM  
1 vote:
2013-10-10 01:48:59 PM  
1 vote:
With less than two hours to midnight and shutdown, Speaker John Boehner's latest plan emerged. House Republicans would "insist" on their latest spending bill, including the anti-Obamacare provision, and request a conference with the Senate to resolve the two chambers' differences.

Under normal House rules, according to House Democrats, once that bill had been rejected again by the Senate, then any member of the House could have made a motion to vote on the Senate's bill. Such a motion would have been what is called "privileged" and entitled to a vote of the full House. At that point, Democrats say, they could have joined with moderate Republicans in approving the motion and then in passing the clean Senate bill, averting a shutdown.

But previously, House Republicans had made a small but hugely consequential move to block them from doing it.


"I said you were correct. We took it away," Sessions said, "and the reason why is because we want to go to conference."

Seriously, fark these people.
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