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(Vocativ)   Libertarian inherits a million dollars, and is destroying the GOP establishment. Finally someone we can all join together and hate. Bonus: We have a new contender in the contest for most punchable face   (vocativ.com) divider line 285
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2013-10-30 10:27:38 AM  
I'm fairly certain Jim DeMint has more than 1 Million.
 
2013-10-30 10:28:47 AM  
Someone thinks they can destroy the GOP establishment with a million dollars?

That's adorable.
 
2013-10-30 10:30:08 AM  
media.vocativ.com

No way those dudes sleep in separate beds. No. Way.

NTTAWWT
 
2013-10-30 10:30:18 AM  
the GOP is doing a good job of that themselves, even if it's in Super slow-mo.
 
2013-10-30 10:30:30 AM  
Please don't associate the far right leaning libertarians with the centrist/left leaning libertarian...

/That is all
 
2013-10-30 10:31:17 AM  
That story was long and boring. But the picture indicates the guy's wife may be hot.
 
2013-10-30 10:31:41 AM  
yes what the gop really needs is more retards throwing unearned money at people for vague idealistic reasons and no concept of 'policy'
 
2013-10-30 10:32:59 AM  
Libertarians don't even pull 3% in any recent race I'm aware of, and they're becoming the GOP's favorite dog to kick when they lose elections. This one raised my eyebrow a few millimeters this morning

http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/28/why-are-libertarians-helping-elect- c rony-capitalist-terry-mcauliffe-in-virginia/?utm_source=twitterfeed&ut m_medium=twitter">http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/28/why-are-libertari ans-helping-elect-c rony-capitalist-terry-mcauliffe-in-virginia/?utm_source=twitterfeed&ut m_medium=twitter

Anything to avoid confronting the changing attitudes toward the Right.
 
2013-10-30 10:33:37 AM  

RedTank: Please don't associate the far right leaning libertarians with the centrist/left leaning libertarian...

/That is all


Unfortunately, left-leaning libertarians should probably just call themselves something else.  The far-right Fark Independents are pretty effectively tarnishing the Libertarian brand.
 
2013-10-30 10:34:00 AM  

sprawl15: yes what the gop really needs is more retards throwing unearned money at people for vague idealistic reasons and no concept of 'policy'


That's what church is for!
 
2013-10-30 10:34:25 AM  
Ahh yes. Nothing says next generation of leadership like a couple of guys who want fluoride out of the water because imagining that your water is slightly yummier takes precedence over poor people not having their teeth rot out.
 
2013-10-30 10:34:37 AM  
tl;dr:

A bunch of spoiled, rich, white kids who think they took god's steaming golden turd on their chest taking on a bunch of spoiled, rich, white fogeys who think they took god's steaming golden turd on their chest.

'tard fight.
 
2013-10-30 10:34:40 AM  
media.vocativ.com

What is this?..... I don't even.....
 
2013-10-30 10:34:54 AM  
Well, he puts his money where his mouth is.  Too bad he didn't earn that money like a good little bootstrappy conservative.
 
2013-10-30 10:35:21 AM  
I don't know what's going on here, but if it leads to less people touting the Republican moniker in elected offices, I'm all for it. Get your greed away from me.
 
2013-10-30 10:35:52 AM  

RedTank: Please don't associate the far right leaning libertarians with the centrist/left leaning libertarian...

/That is all


To paraphrase a wise man: When you are right down to the bottom of the ladder, the rungs are very close together and, oh my, aren't we careful about them.
 
2013-10-30 10:36:55 AM  
I ask him what yoga could do for people living in West Baltimore, where the local economy is destroyed and poverty endemic, almost a consequence of birth. Sickness, in such a place, is more likely to percolate and go untreated.

Bates seems surprised to hear this. "Yeah, the guy wearing the $4,000 suit is going to provide health care for the guy who doesn't make that in four months. COME ON!"

I'm born owning myself," he continues. "And I think other people are born self-sovereign."
 
2013-10-30 10:37:21 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Someone thinks they can destroy the GOP establishment with a million dollars?

That's adorable.


I think it was enough to get the PAC started; they mentioned it being seed money.

Agreed overall though. One win does not make you a political player.
 
2013-10-30 10:37:35 AM  
media.vocativ.com

Republicans HATE him! Learn the one weird trick he's going to use to get out of the middle of the street.
 
2013-10-30 10:37:56 AM  
 "The high school I went to is more than 80 percent black," he says. "Most people don't know that. Honestly, it's where I get a lot of my values."
He breaks for a red light and goes silent for a minute, as if obeying some larger command. When it turns green, he pulls ahead gradually, easing off the line. "It was an experience for sure," Ramsey continues. "It was neat, though. I learned a lot about the African-American culture and played basketball with all those guys-only white guy on the team. I'll tell you what, they are some of the best athletes ever, but they have no opportunity. That's something I wanna look at doing some day-athletes like that in small towns, creating some kind of fund that gets them out and puts them on the track they need to be." He saws one of his freckled forearms under his nose. "But, yeah, playing with those guys-God. I was nowhere near their level. They were just so fast."


Umm....I just don't know what to say....
 
2013-10-30 10:38:50 AM  

JusticeandIndependence: [media.vocativ.com image 620x420]

What is this?..... I don't even.....


The Infowars sticker kind of gives away the type of person we're dealing with.
 
2013-10-30 10:38:53 AM  

Mikey1969: [media.vocativ.com image 620x620]

Republicans HATE him! Learn the one weird trick he's going to use to get out of the middle of the street.


+1
 
2013-10-30 10:39:04 AM  

BSABSVR: Ahh yes. Nothing says next generation of leadership like a couple of guys who want fluoride out of the water because imagining that your water is slightly yummier takes precedence over poor people not having their teeth rot out.


Basically future self fighting past self.
 
2013-10-30 10:39:09 AM  
Objectivism: Autism expressed as an existential philosophy.
Libertarianism: Autism expressed as a political philosophy.
 
2013-10-30 10:39:35 AM  

sprawl15: I ask him what yoga could do for people living in West Baltimore, where the local economy is destroyed and poverty endemic, almost a consequence of birth. Sickness, in such a place, is more likely to percolate and go untreated.

Bates seems surprised to hear this. "Yeah, the guy wearing the $4,000 suit is going to provide health care for the guy who doesn't make that in four months. COME ON!"

I'm born owning myself," he continues. "And I think other people are born self-sovereign."


I think his idiotic retort was better:

Besides, he finishes: "What is a poor person in Baltimore like relative to a person in Pyongyang? At least the poor person in Baltimore is in the richest country in the history of the earth."

"You're not poor because you could be poorer and you can always look at the rich people around you".

Good argument, morons..
 
2013-10-30 10:39:47 AM  
That woman looks like she's trying to comprehend the chins.


media.vocativ.com

And no, none of those are even contenders for "most punchable face."  Ted Cruz owns that title, and I can't think of anyone even close to taking it.
 
2013-10-30 10:40:04 AM  
If the guy on the left in that first picture of the three of them isn't THE literal definition of Backpfeifengesicht, I don't know who is.

He makes Eric Cantor look like someone you'd want to give a hug to.

The article's really short on details but these seem like another bunch of Rand-loving rich kids who assume that anyone can have their good fortune.  Ignorant.
 
2013-10-30 10:41:03 AM  
We need to get the money out of politics.  Unless the guy I support has raised a shiatload of money, of course.
 
2013-10-30 10:42:16 AM  

RedTank: Please don't associate the far right leaning libertarians with the centrist/left leaning libertarian...

/That is all


Don't worry, we know about both of you.
 
2013-10-30 10:43:54 AM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: That woman looks like she's trying to comprehend the chins.


[media.vocativ.com image 850x575]

And no, none of those are even contenders for "most punchable face."  Ted Cruz owns that title, and I can't think of anyone even close to taking it.


What in the hell is going on in that picture?

The one on the right is gazing off into nothingness with a doofy grin, the girl looks worried for her safety, and only Bohener seems to be trudging along.

Also, is he wearing a wedding ring on his right hand?
 
2013-10-30 10:44:29 AM  
Oh, how precious...the "new breed of Libertarian"...still the same stupid bullshiat as before, just with a younger face that would make Ayn Rand's fetid dead vagina quiver and gush with excitement even post mortem.

Libertarianism is at it's very foundation a contradiction wrapped in a huge, destructive lie. It purposely views government as the only source of infringement upon liberty, conveniently ignoring the impact that banks, corporations and the wealthy and powerful have on freedom and as such encourages many grievous forms of exploitation under the mask of "freedom". In the Libertarian mind, the word "freedom" excuses every assault on the lives of the poor, every form of inequality and intrusion to which the 1% subject us. How did libertarianism, once a noble impulse, become synonymous with injustice?

In the name of freedom - freedom from regulation - the banks were permitted to wreck the economy. In the name of freedom, taxes for the super-rich are cut. In the name of freedom, companies lobby to drop the minimum wage and raise working hours. In the same cause, US insurers lobby Congress to thwart effective public healthcare; the government rips up our planning laws; big business trashes the biosphere. This is the freedom of the powerful to exploit the weak, the rich to exploit the poor. They idiotically act as if the same freedom affects everybody in the same way. They assert the freedom of "the producers" to pollute, exploit, even - among the gun nuts - to kill, as if these were fundamental human rights. They characterise any attempt to restrain them as tyranny.

Modern libertarianism is the disguise adopted by those who wish to exploit without restraint. It pretends that only the state intrudes on our liberties. It ignores the role of banks, corporations and the rich in making us less free. It denies the need for the state to curb them in order to protect the freedoms of weaker people. This bastardised, one-eyed philosophy is a con trick, whose promoters attempt to wrongfoot justice by pitching it against liberty. By this means they have turned "freedom" into an instrument of oppression.

The easiest way to decimate Libertarian philosophy is to clearly state that in order for everyone to have equal "freedom", that means that the freedom of some will impinge upon the freedom of others. In this world, the "some" are the wealthy and powerful and the "others" is everyone else. How anyone could promote this as a truly "free" society is idiotic to me.

Next time you get into a debate with a Libertarian, ask them "why is there not ONE functioning Libertarian government anywhere on the face of the earth?".
 
2013-10-30 10:44:29 AM  

DRFS Rich: The article's really short on details but these seem like another bunch of Rand-loving rich kids who assume that anyone can have their good fortune.


you dont need good fortune to do yoga
 
2013-10-30 10:46:37 AM  

Uranus Is Huge!: [media.vocativ.com image 850x575]

No way those dudes sleep in separate beds. No. Way.

NTTAWWT


Seer-sucker, plaid AND a bowtie? Geeze....he needs some help.
 
2013-10-30 10:47:21 AM  

DRFS Rich: The article's really short on details but these seem like another bunch of Rand-loving rich kids who assume that anyone can have their good fortune. Ignorant.


Pretty much the conclusion I came away with as well.

Sort of reminds me of Romney's quip about asking your parents for money if you are hard up.
 
2013-10-30 10:48:55 AM  

sprawl15: I ask him what yoga could do for people living in West Baltimore, where the local economy is destroyed and poverty endemic, almost a consequence of birth. Sickness, in such a place, is more likely to percolate and go untreated.

Bates seems surprised to hear this. "Yeah, the guy wearing the $4,000 suit is going to provide health care for the guy who doesn't make that in four months. COME ON!"

I'm born owning myself," he continues. "And I think other people are born self-sovereign."


This kid is a sovereign citizen?

Oh boy....
 
2013-10-30 10:49:19 AM  

kidgenius: Uranus Is Huge!: [media.vocativ.com image 850x575]

No way those dudes sleep in separate beds. No. Way.

NTTAWWT

Seer-sucker, plaid AND a bowtie? Geeze....he needs some help.


Seriously - I hear what Uranus is implying, but there's just no way in hell that's the case with those outfits.
 
2013-10-30 10:49:31 AM  
You know, at least you can work with the "fark you, I got mine" brand of Republican.  If you can show them that someone will lower their taxes they'll support it, and they're willing to compromise to get what they want. The Derp squad thinks compromise is from Satan and will cheerfully shoot themselves in the foot if their "enemies" support something.
 
2013-10-30 10:49:45 AM  

Uranus Is Huge!: [media.vocativ.com image 850x575]

No way those dudes sleep in separate beds. No. Way.

NTTAWWT


Left: My mother dressed me until I was 18, and I still trust her judgement.
Middle: I inherited my grandfather's money AND his blazers. Yes, he was a few inches shorter than me, but it's close enough, right?
Right: I'm only here 'til the idiot in the middle runs out of money.
 
2013-10-30 10:51:36 AM  

zappaisfrank: Oh, how precious...the "new breed of Libertarian"...still the same stupid bullshiat as before, just with a younger face that would make Ayn Rand's fetid dead vagina quiver and gush with excitement even post mortem.

.....Modern libertarianism is the disguise adopted by those who wish to exploit without restraint. It pretends that only the state intrudes on our liberties. It ignores the role of banks, corporations and the rich in making us less free. It denies the need for the state to curb them in order to protect the freedoms of weaker people. This bastardised, one-eyed philosophy is a con trick, whose promoters a ...


Libertarianism is more a response/reaction/adjustment than it is a sustainable societal foundation.  But when you get right down to it no political affiliation in it's purest form is sustainable.  The best bet is to react with what is needed in the present and aim for the center.

Unless your a pure centrist then don't come in here and bash libertarians.

/You also appear to be solely talking about far right libertarians.
 
2013-10-30 10:52:05 AM  
So... A man who used his SuperPAC to fund Thomas Massie (Republican) in a Republican primary, volunteered for Ron Paul (Republican), who views Justin Amash (Republican) as a hero, who attends the RNC convention, whose next project is supporting Paul Dietzel (Republican), self describes himself as a Libertarian.

Bonus: He inherited millions from his grandfather but doesn't believe in luck leading to him being born on a path to inherit millions.
 
2013-10-30 10:52:18 AM  
Ugh.  The only thing more insufferable than a college "libertarian" is one whose grand-daddy left him a million dollars to waste chasing Ayn Rand fantasies.  Ever notice that the big Randroids are always people who had their wealth handed to them on a silver platter, and then turn around and biatch about what everybody else deserves?  I'm looking at you, Paul Ryan.
 
2013-10-30 10:54:00 AM  
Clash needs to be how we solve problems-locally in their communities, individually or through central planning, socialism, state communism

Correct. Naked force has resolved more conflicts throughout history than any other factor. The contrary opinion, that violence doesn't solve anything, is wishful thinking at its worst; people who forget that always die.
 
2013-10-30 10:54:08 AM  

Target Builder: So... A man who used his SuperPAC to fund Thomas Massie (Republican) in a Republican primary, volunteered for Ron Paul (Republican), who views Justin Amash (Republican) as a hero, who attends the RNC convention, whose next project is supporting Paul Dietzel (Republican), self describes himself as a Libertarian.

Bonus: He inherited millions from his grandfather but doesn't believe in luck leading to him being born on a path to inherit millions.


well he voted for obama in '08 so bsab
 
2013-10-30 10:54:22 AM  
We have a new contender in the contest for most punchable face


www.rumproast.com

Not even close
 
2013-10-30 10:54:34 AM  
InfoWars sticker on his bulletin board.
"Fluoride - There is poison in the water" on his laptop.

Yeah this guy is CLEARLY balanced and a well-reasoned observer of politics and the world around him.
 
2013-10-30 10:54:45 AM  

 Troll Me Bro!: And no, none of those are even contenders for "most punchable face."  Ted Cruz owns that title, and I can't think of anyone even close to taking it.



southernnationalist.com
 
2013-10-30 10:55:51 AM  
Most of those pictures are absolute gold.  Between the kid in the white pinstripe suit, the "poison in the water" bumper sticker and the weird "Hey girl, how'd you like to be buried under my porch?" posing shots, I don't even know where to begin.
 
2013-10-30 10:56:02 AM  

RedTank: Please don't associate the far right leaning libertarians with the centrist/left leaning libertarian...


www.leftycartoons.com

/oblig
 
2013-10-30 10:56:20 AM  

DemonEater: InfoWars sticker on his bulletin board.
"Fluoride - There is poison in the water" on his laptop.

Yeah this guy is CLEARLY balanced and a well-reasoned observer of politics and the world around him.


I guess if I had enough money just fall into my lap, I might consider becoming a professional troll just for the kicks, too.
 
2013-10-30 10:56:47 AM  
So what's supposed to make me angry about this?

Also, the most honest quote from an article in the Politics tab I have ever seen:

I admit I have no idea what he means.
 
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