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2013-10-14 03:34:02 PM
Yup.  Republicans are defeated.  Meanwhile, you won't find a single liberal who thinks Taxbongo can win in 2016.  But Republicans are defeated.  Got it.
 
2013-10-14 03:37:35 PM
The Republican party has done a lot of crazy things in the past few years, but they've really gone off the deep end this time. They are the party of self-fulfilling prophecies. IE: Government is bad, we're in danger of collapse. So lets bring it all down so we're right! Or something. >.> Anyone who can take them seriously anymore is delusional. Which is a shame, because the Democrats need an opposition party with new ideas that are bullshiat/racist/nonsense etc. Which seems to be the only ideas that the Republican party has anymore. :/

Kinda sad that this was the party of Teddy Roosevelt, Lincoln, Dwight Eisenhower, etc. Oh well, please implode faster Republicans before you really get the collapse of America that you believe in.
 
2013-10-14 03:42:03 PM

miss diminutive: So it's basically what would happen if Greenpeace and PETA took control of the Democratic party?


yes - but with less music and more hotdogs on sticks
 
2013-10-14 03:42:58 PM
I don't see how any sane and intelligent human being can call themselves a Republican at this point.

I'm not saying your party can't be repaired, but you sure as hell shouldn't stamp your approval on it with a vote.
 
2013-10-14 03:45:49 PM

bbfreak: Democrats need an opposition party


People say that, but if you look at American history the only time our government really functions is when one party has almost absolute hegemony.  Think the GOP from the end of the Civil War until the Great Depression or the Democrats from the Great Depression until the mid nineties.  Of course one party rule has its own problems, but under our retarded constitution that represents geography better than actual political beliefs, it's about as good as it gets.  So let the GOP die.  Maybe in 30 of 40 years they'll get their shiat together.
 
2013-10-14 03:46:13 PM

DemonEater: Triple Oak: Google knows just the right kind of changes to make on a search term. It's quite enjoyable.

If only it autocorrected "Benghazi" to "mental health services".


That's not very nice at all.
 
2013-10-14 03:50:04 PM

dionysusaur: HotWingConspiracy: DemonEater: We've been hearing republicans talking about rebuilding their brand since 2008.

When are they going to start?

They did and ended up with teabaggers.

We talking 'new coke' or opels as saturns?


Hmm. A New Coke gambit might be a brilliant path here.


"We're back to the way we were! Never mind that that sucks too, we're not the new suck anymore!"
 
2013-10-14 04:01:55 PM

Ben Ghazi: DemonEater: Triple Oak: Google knows just the right kind of changes to make on a search term. It's quite enjoyable.

If only it autocorrected "Benghazi" to "mental health services".

That's not very nice at all.


Would any compound word ending in -gate be a preferable change?
 
2013-10-14 04:02:04 PM

Mike_LowELL: Yup.  Republicans are defeated.  Meanwhile, you won't find a single liberal who thinks Taxbongo can win in 2016.  But Republicans are defeated.  Got it.


You really have been oin rare form lately.

Have you added fiber to your diet?
 
2013-10-14 04:06:50 PM

Nadie_AZ: elchip: Cycle #2: The Progressive Era (1896 - 1932)
This period of time was again dominated by the Republican Party, but the party bore little resemblance to its previous incarnation.  McKinley was voted in on a platform of keeping the gold standard (borrowing a page from Cleveland) and despite his support of high tariffs, he was ardently pro-business.

The era didn't really get into full swing until McKinley's assassination and the assumption of Teddy Roosevelt to the Presidency; he brought about significant business regulation.  His chosen successor, William H. Taft, was promised to be another progressive, but wasn't up to the task; he was defeated by a Democratic progressive, Woodrow Wilson.  Wilson, in turn, was succeeded by Harding, Coolidge and Hoover; although they supported workers' rights like previous progressives, they also supported serious deregulation that led to the Great Depression.

What? You'd consider the 20s a Progressive era? For who?


I don't think it was "progressive" by the modern definition, but progressive in the sense of a change in response to the previous gilded age policies.  It was an era of expansion of the electorate (women and to a lesser extent, minorities and immigrants) and workforce protections (child labor laws, etc).  Republican primacy was indeed undone by Harding, Coolidge and Hoover. The teapot dome scandal, which happened during Harding's administration, followed by the crash and great depression, led to irreparable damage to the Republican Party, which wouldn't see it's fortunes change significantly until Vietnam.
 
2013-10-14 04:06:56 PM
Well could someone tell them to implode a little faster, before they drag us over the farking cliff?
 
2013-10-14 04:15:16 PM

DORMAMU: You really have been oin rare form lately.

Have you added fiber to your diet?


I'm going through my '07 Kobe phase.  I've learned how to pace myself, when to let my teammates take the shots, and when to take over.  And as long as I keep taking my HGH, I'll keep competing for years to come.
 
2013-10-14 04:19:30 PM

Corvus: Wasn't the Constitution party, the Tea Party before the Tea Party?


The Tea Party isn't a political party; it's a social movement.

The Constitution Party is a political party, though. They're essentially conservatives who don't think the Republicans are loony enough about religion, but it's a very small and politically irrelevant party.
 
2013-10-14 04:19:42 PM

Mike_LowELL: DORMAMU: You really have been oin rare form lately.

Have you added fiber to your diet?

I'm going through my '07 Kobe phase.  I've learned how to pace myself, when to let my teammates take the shots, and when to take over.  And as long as I keep taking my HGH, I'll keep competing for years to come.


*golf clap*
 
2013-10-14 04:28:11 PM

Lernaeus: Corvus: Wasn't the Constitution party, the Tea Party before the Tea Party?

The Tea Party isn't a political party; it's a social movement.


[quizzicaldog.jpg]
 
2013-10-14 04:34:59 PM
The country can no longer sustain the Republican Party the way it currently is, and if the Teatards finally farking off and forming their own party allows the GOP to regain some semblance of sanity, the country will be better for it in the end.
 
2013-10-14 04:36:00 PM

Lernaeus: Corvus: Wasn't the Constitution party, the Tea Party before the Tea Party?

The Tea Party isn't a political party; it's a social bowel movement.


FTFY.
 
2013-10-14 04:36:27 PM
These elections are the easiest in the world to predict.

Look at the calendar.  Is it an odd-numbered year?  Yes?  Then the Republican will win.

If it's an even-numbered year, check to see if it's evenly divisible by 4.  If not, then the Republican will win.

If it is divisible by 4, then the Democrat has a chance.
 
2013-10-14 04:43:36 PM

RyansPrivates: Nadie_AZ: elchip: Cycle #2: The Progressive Era (1896 - 1932)
This period of time was again dominated by the Republican Party, but the party bore little resemblance to its previous incarnation.  McKinley was voted in on a platform of keeping the gold standard (borrowing a page from Cleveland) and despite his support of high tariffs, he was ardently pro-business.

The era didn't really get into full swing until McKinley's assassination and the assumption of Teddy Roosevelt to the Presidency; he brought about significant business regulation.  His chosen successor, William H. Taft, was promised to be another progressive, but wasn't up to the task; he was defeated by a Democratic progressive, Woodrow Wilson.  Wilson, in turn, was succeeded by Harding, Coolidge and Hoover; although they supported workers' rights like previous progressives, they also supported serious deregulation that led to the Great Depression.

What? You'd consider the 20s a Progressive era? For who?

I don't think it was "progressive" by the modern definition, but progressive in the sense of a change in response to the previous gilded age policies.  It was an era of expansion of the electorate (women and to a lesser extent, minorities and immigrants) and workforce protections (child labor laws, etc).  Republican primacy was indeed undone by Harding, Coolidge and Hoover. The teapot dome scandal, which happened during Harding's administration, followed by the crash and great depression, led to irreparable damage to the Republican Party, which wouldn't see it's fortunes change significantly until Vietnam.


Wilson segregated the government during the teens. Jim Crow laws were strongly enforced during the teens and 20s. Chinese immigrants and children were denied citizenship. Native Americans were sent to Indian Schools to 'make them white'. Unions hadn't won enough concessions yet. The rich got richer and the whole thing was setting up for the 1929 crash. Oh and don't forget prohibition.

Women's right to vote was the culmination of decades of work and by using Prohibition to help get the final piece in place. Progressive? The 20s? I'm not seeing it. Nor the mid to late teens, either.
 
2013-10-14 05:05:11 PM

Nadie_AZ: Wilson segregated the government during the teens. Jim Crow laws were strongly enforced during the teens and 20s. Chinese immigrants and children were denied citizenship. Native Americans were sent to Indian Schools to 'make them white'. Unions hadn't won enough concessions yet. The rich got richer and the whole thing was setting up for the 1929 crash. Oh and don't forget prohibition.

Women's right to vote was the culmination of decades of work and by using Prohibition to help get the final piece in place. Progressive? The 20s? I'm not seeing it. Nor the mid to late teens, either.


Look up "The Progressive Era" in your favorite search engine.  Most historians agree it ran from the 1890s to 1932.  This includes the 20s.  It was progressive in contrast to the previous era, most notably.
 
2013-10-14 05:06:14 PM
Not sure if there is a thread about it, but the ridiculous behavior from the GOP continues
 
2013-10-14 05:30:00 PM
Don't worry, eventually they'll come to the obvious soltuion: more ideological purity combined with tax cuts for the rich.
 
2013-10-14 05:49:25 PM

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: Not sure if there is a thread about it, but the ridiculous behavior from the GOP continues


There was several days ago. The title was so full of buzz-words and general crap, I didn't even click the link.
I found out about this Friday, submitted a link, and found it was already approved. I don't think it was even appeared on the Politics tab, just the main page.

But this story really needs to get out.

/[tinfoilhat] mod trying to bury the story?[/tinfoilhat]
//did Sifil and Oly ever come out on DVD?
//to teh Googles!
 
2013-10-14 05:58:42 PM

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: Not sure if there is a thread about it, but the ridiculous behavior from the GOP continues


Thread from Sunday of just the video. It is still open. I can't find the earlier one that I tried to post.

/One guy on Amazon has one new copy of Sifl & Oly season 3 for a mere $180 dollars.
//used copy only $87
 
2013-10-14 06:00:05 PM
America is suffering huge gurgling cramps in its abdomen, and needs to let loose from its bowels the putrid, fetid, watery exploding diarrhea that is the Republican Party.


once things are cleaned out ( which could take hours/days on the toilet) , then our elected representatives can go back to governing this Nation.


America's anus (the Republican South) will be raw, pink, and sore for a few days,  but she'll be much better and healthier for it in the long run.
 
2013-10-14 06:00:20 PM
They are not self-destructing quickly enough to benefit my country. Nor quietly enough to benefit me.
 
2013-10-14 07:01:22 PM

Pocket Ninja: Never, and I do mean never, doubt the ability of the Democratic Party to snatch complete and utter defeat from the jaws of victory.


This...
 
2013-10-14 07:04:46 PM

Witty_Retort: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: Not sure if there is a thread about it, but the ridiculous behavior from the GOP continues

There was several days ago. The title was so full of buzz-words and general crap, I didn't even click the link.
I found out about this Friday, submitted a link, and found it was already approved. I don't think it was even appeared on the Politics tab, just the main page.

But this story really needs to get out.

/[tinfoilhat] mod trying to bury the story?[/tinfoilhat]
//did Sifil and Oly ever come out on DVD?
//to teh Googles!


waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?
 
2013-10-14 07:17:17 PM

Witty_Retort: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: Not sure if there is a thread about it, but the ridiculous behavior from the GOP continues

Thread from Sunday of just the video. It is still open. I can't find the earlier one that I tried to post.

/One guy on Amazon has one new copy of Sifl & Oly season 3 for a mere $180 dollars.
//used copy only $87


A lot of old episodes are on Youtube as well as the new ones from this year
 
2013-10-14 07:21:22 PM

Linux_Yes: America is suffering huge gurgling cramps in its abdomen, and needs to let loose from its bowels the putrid, fetid, watery exploding diarrhea that is the Republican Party.


once things are cleaned out ( which could take hours/days on the toilet) , then our elected representatives can go back to governing this Nation.


America's anus (the Republican South) will be raw, pink, and sore for a few days,  but she'll be much better and healthier for it in the long run.


I recommend drinking a shotglass of hot sauce every hour until you get results.
 
2013-10-14 07:51:22 PM
In the 1970s Republicans discovered the basic old black-white conflict was a leaky bucket, and the old-line Christian fundies discovered many moral precepts didn't hold the same validity they might have held in a pre-mass media age.

So then, like a perverted Brady Bunch, the Republicans and the Christian fundies got together.

Now folks are sick of their 30-year shtick. The end.
 
2013-10-14 08:23:35 PM
Just got home from a trip to the store and, congrats, Republicans.  You have made this mild-mannered, 55-year-old librarian flip someone off for the first time in her life - the driver of a car flying a gadsden flag..  Since she was in the neighborhood, I assume she also lives in the house that also flies a gadsden flag and has a car with World Nut Daily bumper stickers.  Sometimes I hate my neighbors.
 
2013-10-14 08:50:10 PM

Coco LaFemme: The country can no longer sustain the Republican Party the way it currently is, and if the Teatards finally farking off and forming their own party allows the GOP to regain some semblance of sanity, the country will be better for it in the end.


Actually, I'd deeply appreciate it if they (the Tea Party, specifically) were never allowed to hold power over so much as the appliances they own ever again.  Their own toasters and refrigerators should just go Maximum Overdrive on them.
 
2013-10-14 09:37:23 PM

Mike_LowELL: Yup.  Republicans are defeated.  Meanwhile, you won't find a single liberal who thinks Taxbongo can win in 2016.  But Republicans are defeated.  Got it.


I voted for him the last two times, but I can guarantee you I won't be doing it again.
 
2013-10-14 10:25:52 PM

El Dudereno: Mike_LowELL: Yup.  Republicans are defeated.  Meanwhile, you won't find a single liberal who thinks Taxbongo can win in 2016.  But Republicans are defeated.  Got it.

I voted for him the last two times, but I can guarantee you I won't be doing it again.


Well, with that attitude, of course he won't be re-elected. It's like a self-fulfilling prophecy.
 
2013-10-14 10:37:40 PM

Pocket Ninja: Never, and I do mean never, doubt the ability of the Democratic Party to snatch complete and utter defeat from the jaws of victory.


So much this.
 
2013-10-15 12:10:51 AM

El Dudereno: Mike_LowELL: Yup.  Republicans are defeated.  Meanwhile, you won't find a single liberal who thinks Taxbongo can win in 2016.  But Republicans are defeated.  Got it.

I voted for him the last two times, but I can guarantee you I won't be doing it again.


Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me, can't get fooled again.
 
2013-10-15 12:22:23 AM

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Muta: Can't the GOP let the rest of the country go on with her business while they sort things out?  Why do they feel compelled to impose their own disfunction on the rest of the nation?

Because they can't sleep as long as there's a dollar they haven't stolen on behalf of their owners, a scrap of political power they haven't usurped, and a poor person they haven't shiat on.


This cannot be repeated enough. Come on, fellow libs, let's make sure this is given as an answer every time someone asks why this is going on:

Because conservatives can't rest as long as there is one dollar they haven't stolen, political power they haven't usurped, and a working-class person they haven't shiat on
 
2013-10-15 01:12:29 AM

Linux_Yes: America is suffering huge gurgling cramps in its abdomen, and needs to let loose from its bowels the putrid, fetid, watery exploding diarrhea that is the Republican Party.


cinemasentries.com

/as hot as that metaphor was colorful
 
2013-10-15 01:40:00 AM
...and the googles say:

i.imgur.com
 
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