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(Chron)   She's the gift that keeps giving: Queen Sheila Jackson Lee (D-ippity do da) calls for members of Congress to extend unemployment benefits to "working men and women"   (chron.com) divider line 169
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2013-12-13 03:33:21 PM

El Pachuco: "...unemployment insurance for working men and women" vs "...unemployment insurance for non-working men and women" or "unemployment insurance for our working men and women without jobs" is a slip of the tongue.



"As I was telling my husb-" before abruptly breaking off and correcting herself: "As I was telling President Bush." is creepy.


That was farking AWESOME. My suspicion was that the Bushies were spreading the rumor about an affair to keep a lid on her homosexuality until that happened.
 
2013-12-13 03:34:59 PM

BMFPitt: mrshowrules: Let's play fantasy derp football.  You get 4 picks from here:

What's the scoring system?  Is a rape comment worth 6 points or 4?  Is this a point-per-ACA repeal vote league?  Are there bonuses for denying evolution in a debate?


Face palms.  They are scored by face palm images in new Fark green-lit threads starting 6AM next Monday.
 
2013-12-13 03:36:57 PM
"Working men and women" => as a class of people, not as a current status.
Be less stupid next time, submitter.
 
2013-12-13 03:37:24 PM
This only confirms my suspicions that all liebruls are a drain on society. Now pardon me while I go back to daydreaming a vision of Ayn Rand pleasuring herself using the torch of liberty.
 
2013-12-13 03:37:35 PM
Dinki [TotalFark]


This is actually a republican idea

Democrats commit a crime or say something stupid you can absolutely guarantee you moon-bats will blame the R's for it.

At least she's not claiming (as other democrats have) that we're going to tip over islands.
 
2013-12-13 03:38:18 PM

mrshowrules: My team:

Michele Bachmann, Captain
Joe Barton of Texas
Louie Gohmert of Texas
Steve King of Iowa


I picked the exact same team.
 
2013-12-13 03:39:35 PM

El Pachuco: "...unemployment insurance for working men and women" vs "...unemployment insurance for non-working men and women" or "unemployment insurance for our working men and women without jobs" is a slip of the tongue.

[www.slate.com image 77x100]

"As I was telling my husb-" before abruptly breaking off and correcting herself: "As I was telling President Bush." is creepy.


"We know the candidate Barack Obama, what he was like - the anti-war government nig--"  is a slip of the tongue.
 
2013-12-13 03:40:56 PM
 
2013-12-13 03:42:21 PM

Satanic_Hamster: So that means we should cancel ALL unemployment benefits and require that everyone out of work spend their days doing lawn work for the rich for free.


Don't give the rich people any ideas they'll like!
 
2013-12-13 03:43:49 PM
I accept.
 
2013-12-13 03:45:52 PM

impaler: mrshowrules: My team:

Michele Bachmann, Captain
Joe Barton of Texas
Louie Gohmert of Texas
Steve King of Iowa

I picked the exact same team.


You can't.  You have to make at least one change and yes, I am making this up as I go along.
 
2013-12-13 03:46:28 PM
How in the world did this get a dumbass tag?  I can see above posts parsing her words literally rather than getting the message.    Your moronic belief system is showing.
 
2013-12-13 03:49:07 PM

Johnny_Whistle: So Congress left town for the holidays without addressing the fact that unemployment benefits will expire for people before the end of the year, but the REAL problem is that she forgot to says "non-working."

Got it.


You can't use logic with conservatives, they had that part of their brain removed to improve efficiency.
 
2013-12-13 03:49:10 PM

DarkSoulNoHope: Satanic_Hamster: So that means we should cancel ALL unemployment benefits and require that everyone out of work spend their days doing lawn work for the rich for free.

Don't give the rich people any ideas they'll like!


Don't they already have illegal immigrants to do their lawns, not receive government benefits?
 
2013-12-13 03:49:18 PM
Clearly, Obamacare should be repealed.
 
2013-12-13 03:50:21 PM

mrshowrules: Tor_Eckman: Richard C Stanford: Walking proof that Democrats can out-derp conservatives. Let's see some more.

Really.  I'll take just Michele Bachmann on my fantasy derp team and you can have as many Dems as you want and I will crush you.

Here is just a small sample

Let's play fantasy derp football.  You get 4 picks from here:

Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, Chair
Joe Barton of Texas
Gus Bilirakis of Florida
Rob Bishop of Utah
Diane Black of Tennessee
Michael C. Burgess of Texas
Paul Broun of Georgia
John Carter of Texas
Bill Cassidy of Louisiana
Howard Coble of North Carolina
Mike Coffman of Colorado
Ander Crenshaw of Florida
John Culberson of Texas
Jeff Duncan of South Carolina
Blake Farenthold of Texas
Stephen Fincher of Tennessee
John Fleming of Louisiana
Trent Franks of Arizona
Phil Gingrey of Georgia
Louie Gohmert of Texas
Vicky Hartzler of Missouri
Tim Huelskamp of Kansas
Lynn Jenkins of Kansas
Steve King of Iowa
Doug Lamborn of Colorado
Blaine Luetkemeyer of Missouri
Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming
Kenny Marchant of Texas
Tom McClintock of California
David McKinley of West Virginia
Gary Miller of California
Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina
Randy Neugebauer of Texas
Rich Nugent of Florida
Steven Palazzo of Mississippi
Steve Pearce of New Mexico
Ted Poe of Texas
Tom Price of Georgia
Phil Roe of Tennessee
Dennis A. Ross of Florida
Ed Royce of California
Steve Scalise of Louisiana
Pete Sessions of Texas
Adrian Smith of Nebraska
Lamar S. Smith of Texas
Tim Walberg of Michigan
Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia
Joe Wilson of South Carolina


virginiafoxx.house.gov

You left one of the list and she is a game changer for any fantasy derp team.
 
2013-12-13 03:51:41 PM

rev. dave: How in the world did this get a dumbass tag?  I can see above posts parsing her words literally rather than getting the message.    Your moronic belief system is showing.


They don't grasp the difference between this and Akin style "legitimate rape" where complete fiction is invented to justify incorrect beliefs.  They don't see a difference between being wrong and disagreeing.


It's not the hippies who say "That's just like your opinion, man"
 
2013-12-13 03:52:36 PM

mrshowrules: mrshowrules: Tor_Eckman: Richard C Stanford: Walking proof that Democrats can out-derp conservatives. Let's see some more.

Really.  I'll take just Michele Bachmann on my fantasy derp team and you can have as many Dems as you want and I will crush you.

Here is just a small sample

Let's play fantasy derp football.  You get 4 picks from here:

My team:

Michele Bachmann, Captain
Joe Barton of Texas
Louie Gohmert of Texas
Steve King of Iowa


Michele Bachmann
Louie Gohmert
Steve King
Taking a gamble on
Ander Crenshaw of Florida
 
2013-12-13 03:56:57 PM

Linux_Yes: Pants full of macaroni!!: Sheila Jackson Lee is an utter moron, and is thus representative of what ALL democrat Liberals believe.


and like the highly esteemed George W. Bush, Jr,  all Repugs are rocket scientists.  Jr. was born on 3rd base than still thinks he hit a triple  got a hat trick.

 
2013-12-13 03:57:40 PM
Every time I hear something about this pathetic excuse for a legislator I think that Barbara Jordan and Mickey Leland are off somewhere shaking their heads.
 
2013-12-13 03:58:10 PM

Richard C Stanford: mrshowrules: mrshowrules: Tor_Eckman: Richard C Stanford: Walking proof that Democrats can out-derp conservatives. Let's see some more.

Really.  I'll take just Michele Bachmann on my fantasy derp team and you can have as many Dems as you want and I will crush you.

Here is just a small sample

Let's play fantasy derp football.  You get 4 picks from here:

My team:

Michele Bachmann, Captain
Joe Barton of Texas
Louie Gohmert of Texas
Steve King of Iowa

Michele Bachmann
Louie Gohmert
Steve King
Taking a gamble on
Ander Crenshaw of Florida


You really can't go wrong with Florida.   They have good herp this year and lets of potential.
 
2013-12-13 03:59:19 PM

Torgo_of_Manos: mrshowrules: Tor_Eckman: Richard C Stanford: Walking proof that Democrats can out-derp conservatives. Let's see some more.

Really.  I'll take just Michele Bachmann on my fantasy derp team and you can have as many Dems as you want and I will crush you.

Here is just a small sample

Let's play fantasy derp football.  You get 4 picks from here:

Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, Chair
Joe Barton of Texas
Gus Bilirakis of Florida
Rob Bishop of Utah
Diane Black of Tennessee
Michael C. Burgess of Texas
Paul Broun of Georgia
John Carter of Texas
Bill Cassidy of Louisiana
Howard Coble of North Carolina
Mike Coffman of Colorado
Ander Crenshaw of Florida
John Culberson of Texas
Jeff Duncan of South Carolina
Blake Farenthold of Texas
Stephen Fincher of Tennessee
John Fleming of Louisiana
Trent Franks of Arizona
Phil Gingrey of Georgia
Louie Gohmert of Texas
Vicky Hartzler of Missouri
Tim Huelskamp of Kansas
Lynn Jenkins of Kansas
Steve King of Iowa
Doug Lamborn of Colorado
Blaine Luetkemeyer of Missouri
Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming
Kenny Marchant of Texas
Tom McClintock of California
David McKinley of West Virginia
Gary Miller of California
Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina
Randy Neugebauer of Texas
Rich Nugent of Florida
Steven Palazzo of Mississippi
Steve Pearce of New Mexico
Ted Poe of Texas
Tom Price of Georgia
Phil Roe of Tennessee
Dennis A. Ross of Florida
Ed Royce of California
Steve Scalise of Louisiana
Pete Sessions of Texas
Adrian Smith of Nebraska
Lamar S. Smith of Texas
Tim Walberg of Michigan
Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia
Joe Wilson of South Carolina

[virginiafoxx.house.gov image 450x493]

You left one of the list and she is a game changer for any fantasy derp team.


Your find, you should draft her.
 
2013-12-13 04:00:13 PM

ikanreed: They don't grasp the difference between this and Akin style "legitimate rape" where complete fiction is invented to justify incorrect beliefs. They don't see a difference between being wrong and disagreeing.


Yup.  This is like the "57 states" meme during the last election cycle.  It sounds dumb in a sound bite, but it's clearly just a mistake or lack of proper context.  (i.e., You need to have recently worked to collect unemployment, you can receive some level of unemployment while working part time, etc.)

Going on a 5-minute speech about how a woman's body just shuts the whole thing down is not in the same league.  Pushing Creationism is not in the same league.  Etc.
 
2013-12-13 04:00:50 PM

rev. dave: How in the world did this get a dumbass tag?  I can see above posts parsing her words literally rather than getting the message.    Your moronic belief system is showing.


No worries. Stupid things Republicans have said nullify all gaffes by Democrats. Plus, racism.
 
2013-12-13 04:01:17 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: mediablitz: She's an idiot

StopLurkListen: That was a total brainfart

Pants full of macaroni!!: Sheila Jackson Lee is an utter moron

Racists!


You say that sarcastically, but if you have to intentionally misunderstand someone just so you can call them stupid, then yeah, there's probably something wrong with you.

cdn.grumpyelder.com

Conservative humor, ladies and gentlemen.
 
2013-12-13 04:04:23 PM

yequalsy: Every time I hear something about this pathetic excuse for a legislator I think that Barbara Jordan and Mickey Leland are off somewhere shaking their heads.



Why are they shaking their heads? Because they're black? What does Shelia Jackson Lee tell you about all black people?
 
2013-12-13 04:09:27 PM
You want to know why this country has changed the way it has in the last 10 years?  Because one side is talking about serious and complicated reforms to broken systems, and one side is talking about arugula and selfies.
 
2013-12-13 04:10:48 PM
Nice.

I hate Sheila Jackson Lee more than the next guy, but this was just a silly mis-speak.

She *IS* a complete idiot though.
 
2013-12-13 04:13:18 PM

mrshowrules: Richard C Stanford: mrshowrules: mrshowrules: Tor_Eckman: Richard C Stanford: Walking proof that Democrats can out-derp conservatives. Let's see some more.

Really.  I'll take just Michele Bachmann on my fantasy derp team and you can have as many Dems as you want and I will crush you.

Here is just a small sample

Let's play fantasy derp football.  You get 4 picks from here:

My team:

Michele Bachmann, Captain
Joe Barton of Texas
Louie Gohmert of Texas
Steve King of Iowa

Michele Bachmann
Louie Gohmert
Steve King
Taking a gamble on
Ander Crenshaw of Florida

You really can't go wrong with Florida.   They have good herp this year and lets of potential.


I picked him because of Florida and because he has the same name as the fat hick from The Legend of Boggy Creek 2.
/I saw Crenshaw's little creature...
 
2013-12-13 04:14:20 PM

Lord_Baull: Clearly, Obamacare should be repealed. should be impeached.


there we go
 
2013-12-13 04:15:47 PM

udhq: You want to know why this country has changed the way it has in the last 10 years? Because one side is talking about serious and complicated reforms to broken systems, and one side is talking about arugula and selfies.


Damn straight! We need to go back to biatching about flight suits and killer pretzels!
 
2013-12-13 04:17:05 PM
SLJ is my rep, and I have voted for her repeatedly. You should see the horrible, horrible candidates that the GOP try to run against her. They are so awful they make the love child of Gohmert and Burton intelligent and beautiful.
 
2013-12-13 04:18:02 PM

maniacbastard: SLJ is my rep, and I have voted for her repeatedly.


What.Is.WRONG.with.you!?!?
 
2013-12-13 04:20:48 PM

BojanglesPaladin: udhq: You want to know why this country has changed the way it has in the last 10 years? Because one side is talking about serious and complicated reforms to broken systems, and one side is talking about arugula and selfies.

Damn straight! We need to go back to biatching about flight suits and killer pretzels!


The flight suit was part of larger--and totally legitimate--critique that Bush took us to war without appropriate consideration because he liked the idea of being a wartime president.

As for the pretzel, the only criticism Bush received for that was in the fever dreams of right wingers.

False equivalency is false.  But you already knew that.
 
2013-12-13 04:21:54 PM

BojanglesPaladin: udhq: You want to know why this country has changed the way it has in the last 10 years? Because one side is talking about serious and complicated reforms to broken systems, and one side is talking about arugula and selfies.

Damn straight! We need to go back to biatching about flight suits and killer pretzels!



You mean biatching about a draft dodger flying down onto an aircraft carrier to misinform the world that the war of choice he lied us into was over as he sent more troops to die?

/You're right. That was overblown.
//He was clwoned for the pretzels. No one called for impeachment.
 
2013-12-13 04:22:44 PM

maniacbastard: SLJ is my rep, and I have voted for her repeatedly


BojanglesPaladin: What.Is.WRONG.with.you!?!?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Abrn8aVQ76Q
 
2013-12-13 04:23:27 PM

mediablitz: She's an idiot, but you CAN be on unemployment and working. Approximately 37% of the the people collecting unemployment are underemployed. Working less than 40 hours a week often qualifies someone for unemployment.


When I lost my job a few years ago I also worked and was able to supplement some of that income with unemployment.  You report the hours and income and your unemployment is reduced accordingly.
 
2013-12-13 04:27:50 PM

BojanglesPaladin: What.Is.WRONG.with.you!?!?


He farking answered you in his next two sentences.

If you're not a chicken-farking whackaloon, the place to vote against a Democrat you don't like is in the primary.

If they get to the general anyway, then they're invariably up against some king of chicken-farkers, and your choice is between a) a dumbass or shady person with an occasional passing acknowledgement of reality, and b) an actively evil bastard who will vote to erode your rights as a woman, a minority, a homosexual, a worker, and a private citizen, and is STILL probably a dumbass or a bit shady.  It's a horrible choice, but the only alternatives are third-party (HAH!  Also that helps His Royal Highness Chickenfarker), or not to vote (again, half a vote for anally plundered poultry).

Republicans are so off the rails bad right now outside of maybe New England that any thinking person would vote for a DOG to fill an office instead.
 
2013-12-13 04:28:12 PM

Fart_Machine: mediablitz: She's an idiot, but you CAN be on unemployment and working. Approximately 37% of the the people collecting unemployment are underemployed. Working less than 40 hours a week often qualifies someone for unemployment.

When I lost my job a few years ago I also worked and was able to supplement some of that income with unemployment.  You report the hours and income and your unemployment is reduced accordingly.


Yup.
 
2013-12-13 04:28:51 PM
Sheila is one of the dumbest people in Washington, but I'd give her a pass on this flub. Just like Megyn Kelly saying that stupid thing about Santa and Jesus. People in the public eye talk a lot, so they have more opportunities to say stupid shiat.
 
2013-12-13 04:29:54 PM
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/08/1261219/-David-Simon-There-a r e-now-two-Americas-My-country-is-a-horror-show?detail=email#

America is a country that is now utterly divided when it comes to its society, its economy, its politics. There are definitely two Americas. I live in one, on one block in Baltimore that is part of the viable America, the America that is connected to its own economy, where there is a plausible future for the people born into it. About 20 blocks away is another America entirely. It's astonishing how little we have to do with each other, and yet we are living in such proximity.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/09/david-simon-inequality-rant -t he-wire_n_4414454.html

And so in my country you're seeing a horror show. You're seeing a retrenchment in terms of family income, you're seeing the abandonment of basic services, such as public education, functional public education. You're seeing the underclass hunted through an alleged war on dangerous drugs that is in fact merely a war on the poor and has turned us into the most incarcerative state in the history of mankind, in terms of the sheer numbers of people we've put in American prisons and the percentage of Americans we put into prisons. No other country on the face of the Earth jails people at the number and rate that we are.
 
2013-12-13 04:30:29 PM
Oh look it's one of those "gotcha" Democrat threads. I think I'll contribyoot.
 
2013-12-13 04:31:55 PM

BojanglesPaladin: What.Is.WRONG.with.you!?!?


This is the alternative that GOP offered in 2008:

cjintx.files.wordpress.com

The guy is a total ignorant bigoted asshole. Believe it or not, SJL is a better rep.
 
2013-12-13 04:39:40 PM

DemonEater: Republicans are so off the rails bad right now outside of maybe New England that any thinking person would vote for a DOG to fill an office instead


Methinks you have no idea just how Gerrymandered Sheila's district is, but please, do opine more.

And slow your roll there turbo with all the "my team/your team" nonsense. For years now, I made it a point to vote against both Perry and Lee. Why? Because they both suck mightily, regardless of party.
 
2013-12-13 04:40:47 PM

Kangaroo_Ralph: Sheila is one of the dumbest people in Washington, but I'd give her a pass on this flub. Just like Megyn Kelly saying that stupid thing about Santa and Jesus. People in the public eye talk a lot, so they have more opportunities to say stupid shiat.


Not even.  This was a flub - you could add a word here or there and it's fixed, so it's a reasonable thing to posit that maybe she accidentally a word.  The meaning is clear and well-intentioned, what came out of her mouth wasn't the meaning.

Megyn Kelly's "Santa and Jesus are WHITE, that's just how it IS and YOU CAN'T CHANGE IT" thing was very disturbing.  It was a stated opinion, what came out of her mouth was her meaning, her meaning was just hideously wrong and kinda racist.  I'll give her all the passes she wants if she misses a word or uses the wrong one, but to be that assertive that SANTA IS WHITE isn't a mistake, it's an I-accidentally-said-what-I-think-out-loud moment and man she deserves every piledriver pillory she gets for it.
 
2013-12-13 04:41:38 PM
racist headline, all your requisite trolls, another sad and pathetic day for Fark.
 
2013-12-13 04:42:06 PM

BojanglesPaladin: DemonEater: Republicans are so off the rails bad right now outside of maybe New England that any thinking person would vote for a DOG to fill an office instead

Methinks you have no idea just how Gerrymandered Sheila's district is, but please, do opine more.

And slow your roll there turbo with all the "my team/your team" nonsense. For years now, I made it a point to vote against both Perry and Lee. Why? Because they both suck mightily, regardless of party.


In other words, not Nazi enough.
 
2013-12-13 04:45:17 PM

DarnoKonrad: racist headline, all your requisite trolls, another sad and pathetic day for Fark.


You might even say that it's the polar opposite of a good day on Fark.
 
2013-12-13 04:48:17 PM

udhq: BojanglesPaladin: udhq: You want to know why this country has changed the way it has in the last 10 years? Because one side is talking about serious and complicated reforms to broken systems, and one side is talking about arugula and selfies.

Damn straight! We need to go back to biatching about flight suits and killer pretzels!

The flight suit was part of larger--and totally legitimate--critique that Bush took us to war without appropriate consideration because he liked the idea of being a wartime president.

As for the pretzel, the only criticism Bush received for that was in the fever dreams of right wingers.

False equivalency is false.  But you already knew that.


Well... the fact that a pretzel beat the shiat out of him WAS pretty funny. I don't recall it being an "issue" though.
 
2013-12-13 04:49:29 PM

mrshowrules: Tor_Eckman: Richard C Stanford: Walking proof that Democrats can out-derp conservatives. Let's see some more.

Really.  I'll take just Michele Bachmann on my fantasy derp team and you can have as many Dems as you want and I will crush you.

Here is just a small sample

Let's play fantasy derp football.  You get 4 picks from here:


You could probably make the playoffs on Texas alone.
 
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