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(CNN)   Our long national nightmare is over; Mitt Romney finally has his car elevator   (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ) divider line
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3703 clicks; posted to Politics » on 12 Oct 2013 at 1:32 AM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-10-12 02:39:27 AM  
12 votes:
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 10:56:24 AM  
9 votes:

topcon: Let's all pretend Mipp Rodney is the only rich politician, because rich people are bad.

(Meanwhile all of you have, are, and will in the future vote multi-millionaire congresspeople and presidents into office who come from historically rich families.)


WE. DON'T. CARE. IF. THEY'RE. RICH.

We care when they are rich and they do any of the following:

They forget that their fortune was the result of a public infrastructure and numerous workers and consumers.
They act as if they owe as little as possible to said public who support the ability to maintain that wealth.
They engage in activity designed to increase their wealth using dubious means that imperil the financial health of the public.
They seek to shape public policy to protect their wealth at the expense of the public.

Romney did all of these things.
jbc [TotalFark]
2013-10-12 01:18:07 AM  
8 votes:
Is there enough headroom for the dog?
2013-10-12 01:48:20 AM  
7 votes:
As a native Californian I'd just like to say: Get out of my state you cock.
2013-10-12 08:43:35 AM  
6 votes:

AnonAmbientLight: This guy wanted to be your president. Let that sink in for a moment.


No. He didn't want to be my president. He wanted to turn this country into a Utopia for Big Business and his rich buddies.
2013-10-12 02:03:46 AM  
5 votes:
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 01:55:59 AM  
5 votes:
This guy wanted to be your president. Let that sink in for a moment.
2013-10-12 01:47:30 AM  
4 votes:
rich douche builds big douchy house that has big unnecessary douchy things.
2013-10-12 11:10:47 AM  
3 votes:

AnonAmbientLight: This guy wanted to be your president. Let that sink in for a moment.


This. Every time a troll says some shiat about "Thanks, Obama, how's all that hope and change working out for you?" they need to be reminded of the alternative their side offered us. Obama was the right choice, and even his loudest critics know it.
2013-10-12 01:49:32 AM  
3 votes:
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 01:38:20 AM  
3 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com
2013-10-12 01:33:59 AM  
3 votes:
Mitt who?
2013-10-12 01:39:57 PM  
2 votes:

jjorsett: Our long national nightmare of envious kvetchers making it their business what somebody else does with their own money continues.


The car elevator was a part of the 2012 election. It was a symbol of Romney being out of touch with the average American. Of course people are going to comment on it.
2013-10-12 09:51:50 AM  
2 votes:
I wonder how long he waited after he lost the election before he filed his amended tax return to claim back the charitable deductions he left on the table so he wouldn't have a single digit tax rate.
2013-10-12 02:42:22 AM  
2 votes:
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 02:10:33 AM  
2 votes:
1.bp.blogspot.com
2013-10-12 01:40:22 AM  
2 votes:
Unlike Boehner, the car elevator is willing to go up or down.
2013-10-12 01:38:59 AM  
2 votes:

jbc: Is there enough headroom for the dog?


And we're done here.
2013-10-12 01:34:55 AM  
2 votes:
I have never prayed so hard for a good wildfire/mudslide season as right now.
2013-10-12 10:09:28 PM  
1 vote:

jjorsett: Our long national nightmare is over; Mitt Romney finally has his car elevator

Our long national nightmare of envious kvetchers making it their business what somebody else does with their own money continues.


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amirite?
2013-10-12 02:20:08 PM  
1 vote:

All2morrowsparTs: jjorsett: Our long national nightmare is over; Mitt Romney finally has his car elevator

Our long national nightmare of envious kvetchers making it their business what somebody else does with their own money continues.

I don't think people here are as covetous of a car lift as you think. In other words, lighten up Francis.


The people who tell him what to think want him to conflate the idea that the very wealthy should pay a higher tax rate with being envious of the very wealth and hating them. So now that his programming is complete he comes and vomits that idea all over fark.com.
2013-10-12 11:38:12 AM  
1 vote:

topcon: UNC_Samurai: topcon: Let's all pretend Mipp Rodney is the only rich politician, because rich people are bad.


WE. DON'T. CARE. IF. THEY'RE. RICH.

Yes you do.  You just pretend it's not bad when it's your guy.


haha u write sentence with caveat and i only reply to sentence not substance of statement.

i is independent thinker and voter
2013-10-12 11:33:27 AM  
1 vote:
I still can't figure out why he didn't just buy a bigger house in the first place. He could've bought a place with a larger lot of land, in La Jolla, waterfront property even. Windansea though, is sort of the low rent district of La Jolla. It's a nice neighborhood, don't get me wrong. Low rent in La Jolla is luxury homes in most other places, but still, He could've just gone bigger right off the bat. Instead he buys a smaller house, in a neighborhood where homes are close together. Then decides to demolish the existing home, to build a massive edifice to his ego, irritating the fark out of his neighbors for months. Creating a huge mess, blocking traffic.

And that's not even counting how he's tried to count the beach in front of his house as his private property. Or how he plans to eliminate the beach access that adjoins his house.

fark this guy, and his retarded, inbred family.
2013-10-12 11:30:44 AM  
1 vote:

topcon: UNC_Samurai: topcon: Let's all pretend Mipp Rodney is the only rich politician, because rich people are bad.


WE. DON'T. CARE. IF. THEY'RE. RICH.

Yes you do.  You just pretend it's not bad when it's your guy.


Quite the astute refutation of my point.
2013-10-12 10:04:59 AM  
1 vote:

bigsteve3OOO: Um he lost and is no longer running.  Should we discuss Mondale?  Oh yeah if we focus on someone not currently running the country we dont have to look at a failed presidency.


I remember Walter Mondale. I remember Michael Dukakis. Mitt Romney makes Walter Mondale and Michael Dukakis look like towering examples of statesmanship by comparison.

Honestly the worst candidate in my lifetime, and it's not even about the so-called policy. It was about moments like this:

But he would not divulge what specific deductions would be eliminated.
"That's something Congress and I will have to work out together," he said, adding later: "The devil's in the details. The angel is in the policy, which is creating more jobs."



Read more:  http://www.businessinsider.com/romney-tax-returns-low-rate-60-minutes - 2012-9#ixzz2hW5Eai6B
2013-10-12 09:49:47 AM  
1 vote:

Alphakronik: I see why he is considered a "fiscal conservative".  I would have gone with the car escalator.


Good Lord, have you no pride? Elevator is bad enough, but escalator - one wonders when you shall take up bowling if you can sink to such depths. I myself prefer to have a team of mechanics flown in from Italy whenever I have the urge to see the Ferrari on one of the upper floors. They disassemble the car, then I fly in some Sherpas to transport the parts upstairs - very sure-footed people, the Sherpas - where my mechanics reassemble it and I am thus able to make that emergency dash to the lavatory in style and luxury. Now with the Rolls, you don't want Italians at all, you'd be better off with Englishmen, and though they tend to drink a bit they are easily provisioned, just a few turnips and a bit of beef. But Sherpas always.
2013-10-12 09:19:39 AM  
1 vote:

bigsteve3OOO: Um he lost and is no longer running.  Should we discuss Mondale?  Oh yeah if we focus on someone not currently running the country we dont have to look at a failed presidency.


*yawn*
2013-10-12 08:53:11 AM  
1 vote:

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


I remember Romney distinctly using "California" as some kind of derogatory word for a mess of a State.  Yet he chooses to move there.

/so glad his divisive, lying a$$ didn't win.
2013-10-12 08:29:04 AM  
1 vote:
disgusting lowlife.
2013-10-12 08:10:29 AM  
1 vote:
Milo Minderbinder:

/would probably settle for a binder of women, however

i.imgur.com
2013-10-12 07:38:47 AM  
1 vote:
i.dailymail.co.uk
Imagined something like this
2013-10-12 03:20:15 AM  
1 vote:
imageshack.com
2013-10-12 03:02:14 AM  
1 vote:
When the elevator doors open, a voice says "please proceed."
2013-10-12 02:44:54 AM  
1 vote:
I'm sure it was a good deal - an Affordable Car Elevator for the grandfather of the Affordable Care Act.
2013-10-12 02:32:21 AM  
1 vote:
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 02:28:21 AM  
1 vote:

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 02:23:15 AM  
1 vote:

img.pandawhale.com

"Well, I, uh, need something to soothe me....."

2013-10-12 02:22:40 AM  
1 vote:

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 01:45:45 AM  
1 vote:
Is this the guy who ruined the Olympics?
2013-10-12 01:37:40 AM  
1 vote:
What about his horses? Can they still dance? I need to know if they can still dance!
 
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