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(CNN)   Our long national nightmare is over; Mitt Romney finally has his car elevator   (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com) divider line 114
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2013-10-12 01:15:23 AM
Good for Historical Footnote.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2013-10-12 01:18:07 AM
Is there enough headroom for the dog?
 
2013-10-12 01:21:13 AM
good the man suffered enough already.  He had to pretend to care about the plebes for almost two years.  Although it seems they will be allowed onto his beach.
 
2013-10-12 01:33:59 AM
Mitt who?
 
2013-10-12 01:34:55 AM
I have never prayed so hard for a good wildfire/mudslide season as right now.
 
2013-10-12 01:37:40 AM
What about his horses? Can they still dance? I need to know if they can still dance!
 
2013-10-12 01:38:20 AM
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2013-10-12 01:38:46 AM
I see why he is considered a "fiscal conservative".  I would have gone with the car escalator.
 
2013-10-12 01:38:59 AM

jbc: Is there enough headroom for the dog?


And we're done here.
 
2013-10-12 01:39:48 AM

Gyrfalcon: I have never prayed so hard for a good wildfire/mudslide season as right now.


La Jolla isn't the same as Malibu. Barring some unforeseen disaster like a tsunami or San Onofre melting down, he's about as safe as it gets in his little corner of SD.
 
2013-10-12 01:40:22 AM
Unlike Boehner, the car elevator is willing to go up or down.
 
2013-10-12 01:45:45 AM
Is this the guy who ruined the Olympics?
 
2013-10-12 01:47:30 AM
rich douche builds big douchy house that has big unnecessary douchy things.
 
2013-10-12 01:48:20 AM
As a native Californian I'd just like to say: Get out of my state you cock.
 
2013-10-12 01:49:32 AM
Yes, people of Detroit. Mitt "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt" Romney is building a car elevator for his vacation house. It'll be located next to his money tasting room.
 
2013-10-12 01:55:55 AM

jbc: Is there enough headroom for the dog?


Well played sir. Well played.
 
2013-10-12 01:55:59 AM
This guy wanted to be your president. Let that sink in for a moment.
 
2013-10-12 01:56:57 AM
It's CNN, it's Not News.
 
2013-10-12 02:03:46 AM
I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

Five score weeks ago, a great American, in whose domestic shadow we stand today, signed an application to the zoning committee of San Diego. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of wealthy people who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their parking at street level.

But one hundred weeks later, the rich man still is not free. One hundred weeks later, the life of the rich man is still sadly crippled by the manacles of city planning and the chains of bylaws. One hundred days later, the rich man lives on a lonely island of one-story garages in the midst of a vast ocean of multi-story buildings. One hundred weeks later, the rich still languishes in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile on his many spacious acres. And so we've come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.

In a sense we've come to our nation's capital to cash a check, and a large one at that. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir, though some of us had inheritances of much greater values. This note was a promise that all men, yes, rich men as well as merely well-to-do men, would be guaranteed the "unalienable Rights" of "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Multi-Story Parking." It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note, insofar as her citizens of wealth are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the wealthy people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds", words that we had to have explained by our butler.

But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. And so, we've come to cash this check, a check that will give us the ability to place cars at heights that gravity strains to constrain.

[...]

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up on hydraulic lifts and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, but only some can afford vehicular elevation, and that's fine."

I have a dream that one day on the green hills of La Jolla, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together after a long day of building my goddamned car elevator.

I have a dream that one day even the state of California, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be able to marvel at the fact that I can walk from my Bentley straight into my bedroom.

I have a dream that my five sons will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the silliness of their names but by the technological advancement of their driveway!

I have a dream today!
 
2013-10-12 02:05:00 AM
Was in La Jolla for the first time in April. Drove up to his house on purpose and spat at his gate

/no one was home
//good riddance
 
2013-10-12 02:09:05 AM
Think of all the jobs he is creating. Architects, Contractors, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, grounds keepers, maids, interior decorators, maids. I'd even wager that 2 of the entire lot are legal to work in the states. What a true patriot.
 
2013-10-12 02:10:33 AM
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2013-10-12 02:20:58 AM

Knight of the Woeful Countenance: Gyrfalcon: I have never prayed so hard for a good wildfire/mudslide season as right now.

La Jolla isn't the same as Malibu. Barring some unforeseen disaster like a tsunami or San Onofre melting down, he's about as safe as it gets in his little corner of SD.


Sounds like someone forgot about the Bird Rock Bandits. Tsk tsk.
 
2013-10-12 02:22:07 AM
i745.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-12 02:22:40 AM

shower_in_my_socks: Yes, people of Detroit. Mitt "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt" Romney is building a car elevator for his vacation house. It'll be located next to his money tasting room.


How did this guy not win in 2012?
 
2013-10-12 02:23:15 AM
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"Well, I, uh, need something to soothe me....."
 
2013-10-12 02:24:35 AM

Opiate of the Lasses: Was in La Jolla for the first time in April. Drove up to his house on purpose and spat at his gate

/no one was home
//good riddance


Spitting is a bit harsh but still, I like the cut of your jib, mon. I think next time I go to the children's pool I'll swing by, pull over, get out and point and laugh. With a group of friends of course. Dox? My google-jitsu is weak at this time of night.
 
2013-10-12 02:26:05 AM

Albino Squid: I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

Five score weeks ago, a great American, in whose domestic shadow we stand today, signed an application to the zoning committee of San Diego. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of wealthy people who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their parking at street level.

But one hundred weeks later, the rich man still is not free. One hundred weeks later, the life of the rich man is still sadly crippled by the manacles of city planning and the chains of bylaws. One hundred days later, the rich man lives on a lonely island of one-story garages in the midst of a vast ocean of multi-story buildings. One hundred weeks later, the rich still languishes in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile on his many spacious acres. And so we've come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.

In a sense we've come to our nation's capital to cash a check, and a large one at that. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir, though some of us had inheritances of much greater values. This note was a promise that all men, yes, rich men as well as merely well-to-do men, would be guaranteed the "unalienable Rights" of "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Multi-Story Parking." It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note, insofar as her citizens of wealth are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the wealthy people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds", words that we had to have explained by our butler.

But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that ...


[insert desired slow-clap or fast crowd applause animated .gif here]
 
2013-10-12 02:28:21 AM

red5ish: As a native Californian I'd just like to say: Get out of my state you cock.


As a native Californian I'd just like to say: Mitt, get out of my state, you cock.

/keep it going farkers
 
2013-10-12 02:29:16 AM
So , judging from the size of the house, he is building a McMansion...with maybe enough lot left to put up a 20 foot fence a yard from the walls.
 
2013-10-12 02:32:21 AM
Meh. He came uncomfortably close to running the world, but really, it's not healthy to hold a grudge. Just work to prevent another Romney type man from getting that close again.
 
2013-10-12 02:39:27 AM
My problem is not with the fact that he is rich and can afford luxuries. I begrudge nobody luxuries; we live in a capitalist society, and I acknowledge the role that petty self-interest plays in ensuring the gears of capitalism turn and turn. If I knew of a better system that worked upon this earth, I would propose it, and fight for it, and die for it, and live for it.

My problem is with the fact that this man who has destroyed so many lives in his pursuit of short-term capital claims to love the same God that I do. My problem is with the fact that he claims to champion the poor, in public, while in private denigrating the young, the old, and those who serve in our military as the "47%" worth completely disregarding.

My problem is that 47% of the nation claimed that he was the most Godly man of all to govern the United States.

If I could find a man who openly spat upon the name of the Lord my God, and profaned his name, and dedicated his life to accusing God, but still found room for ensuring that the homeless, the hungry, the destitute, the alien could still find food and water and shelter and a path out of poverty, I would still find him more worthy of ruling this nation than the man who put a car elevator before his fellow man.
 
2013-10-12 02:42:22 AM
Send enough American jobs to other countries, and you too could own a car elevator some day. *

* Being born rich helps, too
 
2013-10-12 02:44:54 AM
I'm sure it was a good deal - an Affordable Car Elevator for the grandfather of the Affordable Care Act.
 
2013-10-12 02:57:11 AM
You have to hit the "unskew" button to get it to go all the way to the top.
 
2013-10-12 03:00:49 AM
Is he gonna go down on Steven Tyler?
 
2013-10-12 03:02:14 AM
When the elevator doors open, a voice says "please proceed."
 
2013-10-12 03:20:15 AM
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2013-10-12 03:25:52 AM

shower_in_my_socks: Unlike Boehner Ann Romney, the car elevator is willing to go up or down.


Enjoy that mental image.
 
2013-10-12 03:30:21 AM

Spaced Lion: shower_in_my_socks: Unlike Boehner Ann Romney, the car elevator is willing to go up or down.

Enjoy that mental image.


I hope she swallows because the shirts she wear are rather expensive.

/that and spotters are quitters.
 
2013-10-12 03:35:29 AM

shower_in_my_socks: money tasting room


Best phrase of the day, so far.
 
2013-10-12 04:20:46 AM
fark Mitt RMoney and his homeland, California. Can't we give them back to Mexico?
 
2013-10-12 04:44:15 AM

Knight of the Woeful Countenance: Gyrfalcon: I have never prayed so hard for a good wildfire/mudslide season as right now.

La Jolla isn't the same as Malibu. Barring some unforeseen disaster like a tsunami or San Onofre melting down, he's about as safe as it gets in his little corner of SD.


I know where it is. It's in California, and wildfires are a fact of life. The more so in places where there hasn't been one for a while and the wealthy residents think they're safe.
 
2013-10-12 04:56:03 AM

Gyrfalcon: I have never prayed so hard for a good wildfire/mudslide season as right now.


Extremely localized and occurring the day after his fire insurance lapses, I hope.
 
2013-10-12 05:24:46 AM

captainktainer: If I knew of a better system that worked upon this earth, I would propose it, and fight for it, and die for it, and live for it.


Read up on participatory economics. I'm a bit skeptical that it would actually work, especially the bit about workers councils but maybe that's a knee jerk reaction to the use of vocabulary similar to communism.Anyway, it's an interesting concept and certainly different from what we currently have or what's been tried elsewhere. It has been suggested that it's similar to the economic system used by the civilian side of the Federation in Star Trek, which makes it a bit more difficult to take seriously but does give you something a bit more concrete than academic papers to wrap your head around.
 
2013-10-12 05:41:02 AM

the_cnidarian: fark Mitt RMoney and his homeland, California. Can't we give them back to Mexico?


They can have everything south of the Tehachapi Mountains, no questions asked.
 
2013-10-12 06:39:49 AM
God bless you, Mr. Romney. You've earned that car elevator.
 
2013-10-12 06:46:20 AM

Albino Squid: I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

Five score weeks ago, a great American, in whose domestic shadow we stand today, signed an application to the zoning committee of San Diego. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of wealthy people who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their parking at street level.

But one hundred weeks later, the rich man still is not free. One hundred weeks later, the life of the rich man is still sadly crippled by the manacles of city planning and the chains of bylaws. One hundred days later, the rich man lives on a lonely island of one-story garages in the midst of a vast ocean of multi-story buildings. One hundred weeks later, the rich still languishes in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile on his many spacious acres. And so we've come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.

In a sense we've come to our nation's capital to cash a check, and a large one at that. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir, though some of us had inheritances of much greater values. This note was a promise that all men, yes, rich men as well as merely well-to-do men, would be guaranteed the "unalienable Rights" of "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Multi-Story Parking." It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note, insofar as her citizens of wealth are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the wealthy people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds", words that we had to have explained by our butler.

But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that ...

Brilliant sir, Brilliant *golf clap*

 
2013-10-12 06:59:53 AM
I'll bet it's powered by dirty, malnourished orphans turning one of those wheel thingies like in Conan The Barbarian.
 
2013-10-12 07:04:28 AM

HooskerDoo: I'll bet it's powered by dirty, malnourished orphans turning one of those wheel thingies like in Conan The Barbarian.


So, they'll grow up to be big and strong, and cut off Mitt Romney's head someday?
 
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