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2013-12-20 08:44:42 PM  
being constantly offended tells everybody that you have no control over your own emotions... and you need everybody else to control them for you.
 
2013-12-20 09:14:41 PM  
It's not the children who are poor, it's their parents. So how about giving their parents a living-wage job cleaning the cafeteria?
 
2013-12-20 09:18:34 PM  
What a weenie. The little wimp whines about being able to have "honest, open discussion" then complains that people discuss the farking stupid shiat he says? Man up you miserable little asswipe.

Georgia: is this the kind of simpering jackhole you elect? fark, I thought that went out with Newt.
 
2013-12-20 09:21:32 PM  
Christ what an asshole
 
2013-12-20 09:39:31 PM  
Yeah, let's punish the kids of poor parents even more by making them work for what their parents can't afford. I swear these people make Scrooge look like Mother Theresa.
 
2013-12-20 09:48:37 PM  
They can be overseen by the rich kids and placed in separate classes too!
 
2013-12-20 11:50:55 PM  
So instead of studying they'll be working for free and actual employees will have to watch over them meaning more people must be hired.  This will, or course, shame their parents employers to pay them more.

What kind of idiot votes for someone like this?
 
2013-12-21 12:01:38 AM  
I thought he was an asshole, now I don't. I really don't think he has any idea how much of an insensitive prick he is.
 
2013-12-21 12:20:21 AM  

cman: I thought he was an asshole, now I don't. I really don't think he has any idea how much of an insensitive prick he is.


maybe he's both an asshole and an idiot.  He is, after all, a Southern Republican
 
2013-12-21 12:22:05 AM  
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Oh you!
 
2013-12-21 12:22:17 AM  
It's not acceptable to send the message that the lunch is free, but it's okay to say the education is free.

All of those damned kids should be working their asses of to pay for the thousands of dollars it costs to educate them. They can earn it by working in the little assembly lines we'll set up in the schools for them.
 
2013-12-21 12:22:50 AM  
The rich kids did not earn the meal either so they too can help clean up.

Actually that might not be a bad idea, every kid can take their turn sweeping.   But only if it is every kid.   No stigmatizing a child because they are unfortunate enough to have poor parents.
 
2013-12-21 12:24:55 AM  

cman: I thought he was an asshole, now I don't. I really don't think he has any idea how much of an insensitive prick he is.


That's it. He is completely out of touch with society. That's a bad thing for an elected official.
 
2013-12-21 12:25:17 AM  
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2013-12-21 12:25:41 AM  

TheMysteriousStranger: The rich kids did not earn the meal either so they too can help clean up.

Actually that might not be a bad idea, every kid can take their turn sweeping.   But only if it is every kid.   No stigmatizing a child because they are unfortunate enough to have poor parents.


I thought school was for learning. I guess the GOP has given into the weight of communism.
 
2013-12-21 12:27:03 AM  

the_cnidarian: cman: I thought he was an asshole, now I don't. I really don't think he has any idea how much of an insensitive prick he is.

That's it. He is completely out of touch with society. That's a bad thing for an elected official.


Actually, I think that's closer to true. He didn't intend to be offensive--he just wasn't thinking. Kind of like Romney and his futile attempts to be down-home and normal.
 
2013-12-21 12:28:09 AM  

TheMysteriousStranger: The rich kids did not earn the meal either so they too can help clean up.


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2013-12-21 12:28:29 AM  
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2013-12-21 12:30:39 AM  
I don't understand why having to explain your positions is unfair. From rape kits to child janitors, the gop never fails to fail.
 
2013-12-21 12:31:11 AM  
When I went to elementary school we each had a week were we either served lunches or washed the trays. It took up your recess, but they waited till you were in fourth and fifth grade and gave you some extra food for missing recess. With how hungry we were at that age, it was a fair trade.
 
2013-12-21 12:32:52 AM  

voltOhm: being constantly offended tells everybody that you have no control over your own emotions... and you need everybody else to control them for you.


I'll let you in on a secret.

We're not actually offended. We are, however, making fun of him for being an idiot.

You're welcome.
 
2013-12-21 12:33:26 AM  
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Oh, and I couldn't resist these, on the same results as that above. Just ... wow.

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2013-12-21 12:34:26 AM  
Man, the GOP has a hard on to get rid of school janitors. Why pay them a living wage when there are kids who will work for half the price?
 
2013-12-21 12:36:22 AM  
There's no such thing as a free lunch, so remember not to be born to poor parents, or you'll have to do menial labor!
Sounds right...for the GOP
 
2013-12-21 12:37:06 AM  
How dare folks comment on what he actually said, as opposed to the narrative that he'd worked out in his head?

The sad thing? He'll use any commentary to deflect blame, and use that to turn it into a fund drive...
 
2013-12-21 12:37:09 AM  

GhostFish: This is like what Gingrich was saying. Just another asshole who thinks you can manipulate people into behaving how you want through operant conditioning. Might as well hold up a sign that reads "I'm a sociopath who views you as mere chattel."

Obviously the kids need to learn a work ethic, because their parents are only poor because they're lazy!

Dickface.


As an added benefit, it'll keep those poor kids busy so they're not out joining gangs and doing crime!
 
2013-12-21 12:37:56 AM  

TheMysteriousStranger: The rich kids did not earn the meal either so they too can help clean up.

Actually that might not be a bad idea, every kid can take their turn sweeping.   But only if it is every kid.   No stigmatizing a child because they are unfortunate enough to have poor parents.


In Asia kids work cleaning and serving lunch. I think having older kids (starting maybe middle school age) work to serve lunch is a great idea. You could have better food since you have people to do stuff like stir risotto and grate vegetables, and it would teach kids how to prepare food for themselves; so many people today are reliant on restaurants because they have no idea how to feed themselves. And it would give kids the satisfaction of doing good work.
 
2013-12-21 12:43:20 AM  

voltOhm: being constantly offended tells everybody that you have no control over your own emotions... and you need everybody else to control them for you.


That explains Fox News.
 
2013-12-21 12:44:16 AM  
I don't want to hear this guy unless it's in a Nancy Grace interview.
 
2013-12-21 12:48:29 AM  

Lenny_da_Hog: It's not acceptable to send the message that the lunch is free, but it's okay to say the education is free.

All of those damned kids should be working their asses of to pay for the thousands of dollars it costs to educate them. They can earn it by working in the little assembly lines we'll set up in the schools for them.


Good. Those iPhones aren't going to self-assemble. Let those nimble little fingers learn what it takes to make it in this world.
 
2013-12-21 12:50:52 AM  

Irving Maimway: Yeah, let's punish the kids of poor parents even more by making them work for what their parents can't afford. I swear these people make Scrooge look like Mother Theresa.


Ebenezer Scrooge, for all of his faults, was an honest businessman and, while he rejected the notion of charitable giving, never went out of his way to bring harm to the poor and destitute.

I cannot say the same for many contemporary Republicans.
 
2013-12-21 12:52:13 AM  
If anyone is "deserving" of having to clean up the cafeteria to "build character" and "earn their keep", it's this asshole Congressman.
 
2013-12-21 12:54:53 AM  
No, just reverse his idea and stigmatize anyone with a farking stupid ass hick accent and make them clean, mop, and sanitize every square inch of the space and air they take up.

/Jayzus wept
 
2013-12-21 12:58:10 AM  
Party of Personal Responsibility

Blaming everyone else but themselves since 2000...

Seriously though, I love how he isn't claiming that he was taken out of context, he isn't accusing the Dems of James O'Keefing the tape, nothing. Here's merely accusing them of RECORDING his comments.

What a farktard Republican.

Sorry to all of the farktarfds out there, I really didn't mean to equate you guys with the intelligence level of a typical Republican in the year 2013.
 
2013-12-21 01:00:18 AM  
Kingston, who is among a number of Republicans running for an open Senate seat next year, blamed the Democratic opposition, which he says followed him and recorded the video for fundraising purposes, and lamented the lack of "honest, open discussion" in American today.

Personal responsibility is for the poors, not for rich Republican candidates.
 
2013-12-21 01:05:37 AM  

Fart_Machine: Kingston, who is among a number of Republicans running for an open Senate seat next year, blamed the Democratic opposition, which he says followed him and recorded the video for fundraising purposes, and lamented the lack of "honest, open discussion" in American today.

Personal responsibility is for the poors, not for rich Republican candidates.


"It's not my fault I said something stupid and insensitive, it's THEIR fault for recording me when I didn't know anyone was listening."
 
2013-12-21 01:06:19 AM  
I have no problem with getting kids to work. I do have a problem with forcing them to work.

But this is truly a modern problem. Kids have had to work to eat for most of human history.

I was born in 1958. We were poor. My Mom put me to work as soon as I could spell work. As an altar boy, a paper boy, yard work for the neighbors, delivering phone books, and cleaning the school.

I was an altar boy until I graduated high school. I was a paperboy until I graduated college. I've worked less in the last five years than I did in all but the first five years of my life.
 
2013-12-21 01:09:52 AM  
This guy is running in a Republican primary against Paul "the Big Bang is a lie straight from the pit of hell" Broun.  He's engaged in a derp arms race.  Of course he's going say stuff like this.

Backtracking would reveal weakness.  If he wants to improve his standing, he should unapologetically clarify "only the negro kids."
 
2013-12-21 01:14:24 AM  
Ebenezer Scrooge may have had little sympathy for the poor, but he offered something approximating a wage. He was capable of acknowledging, in the face of extraordinary proof, the effects of his actions. He believed that work should provide to a person something approximating his value.

Ebenezer Scrooge was a miserable, horrible, miserly, terrible human being. And yet, comparing him to the policies of virtually every modern-day Republican (save maybe that guy in upstate New York who told women to donate to Democrats), he was a farking liberal. How incredibly horrible is it that he is preferable in every way to the modern Republican party? It breaks my heart. One of our society's synonyms for "monster" is more of a human than one of our two major parties. I'm literally crying. My country... My people...
 
2013-12-21 01:17:41 AM  

Harry_Seldon: Lenny_da_Hog: It's not acceptable to send the message that the lunch is free, but it's okay to say the education is free.

All of those damned kids should be working their asses of to pay for the thousands of dollars it costs to educate them. They can earn it by working in the little assembly lines we'll set up in the schools for them.

Good. Those iPhones aren't going to self-assemble. Let those nimble little fingers learn what it takes to make it in this world.


That lettuce isn't going to pick itself.
 
2013-12-21 01:23:37 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Fart_Machine: Kingston, who is among a number of Republicans running for an open Senate seat next year, blamed the Democratic opposition, which he says followed him and recorded the video for fundraising purposes, and lamented the lack of "honest, open discussion" in American today.

Personal responsibility is for the poors, not for rich Republican candidates.

"It's not my fault I said something stupid and insensitive, it's THEIR fault for recording me when I didn't know anyone was listening."


tournalist.com

"Marge, it takes two to lie: one to lie and one to listen."
 
2013-12-21 01:25:34 AM  

hubiestubert: How dare folks comment on what he actually said, as opposed to the narrative that he'd worked out in his head?

The sad thing? He'll use any commentary to deflect blame, and use that to turn it into a fund drive...


For being the Party of Personal Responsibility, they take precious little time taking responsibility
 
2013-12-21 01:26:38 AM  

NewportBarGuy: They can be overseen by the rich kids and placed in separate classes too!


They are already in separate schools.
 
2013-12-21 01:27:48 AM  

Captain Dan: This guy is running in a Republican primary against Paul "the Big Bang is a lie straight from the pit of hell" Broun. He's engaged in a derp arms race. Of course he's going say stuff like this.


And against Gingrey who complained about being stuck with a $172K salary. Should be fairly entertaining.
 
2013-12-21 01:31:22 AM  
"I never did say poor kids,"

You just said kids who get subsidized lunches WHICH IS THE SAME THING.

The stupid, it burns.
 
2013-12-21 01:37:17 AM  

Solid Muldoon: I have no problem with getting kids to work. I do have a problem with forcing them to work.

But this is truly a modern problem. Kids have had to work to eat for most of human history.

I was born in 1958. We were poor. My Mom put me to work as soon as I could spell work. As an altar boy, a paper boy, yard work for the neighbors, delivering phone books, and cleaning the school.

I was an altar boy until I graduated high school. I was a paperboy until I graduated college. I've worked less in the last five years than I did in all but the first five years of my life.


I'm a little younger than you but my experience was similar and I think my father did me a great service both by example and making me work at every possible chore. Accepting  the need to work from an early age is something I've benefited from all my life.
I see children today who never do anything , who's parents find it easier to do all the household chores themselves than train their children.
It might be a product of the time or the rural vs urban, blue color vs professional, struggling vs prosperous   differences in the environment I grew up in and the environment I live in now.
Regardless of why things are the way they are now, it seems to me that a missing part of modern children's education is being responsible for doing useful work.
It might be possible for schools systems to help with that.

But making just the poor kids sweep the cafeteria is farking obscene, the only lesson there is one of entitlement for the advantaged and resentment for the disadvantaged.
 
2013-12-21 01:42:01 AM  

fusillade762: "I never did say poor kids,"

You just said kids who get subsidized lunches WHICH IS THE SAME THING.

The stupid, it burns.


He's like those idiots who say "It doesn't say 'separation of church and state' in the Constitution!".
 
2013-12-21 01:43:10 AM  
How about establishing a $20 minimum wage and passing a jobs bill so the kids can learn from their parents that working is a path out of poverty?
 
2013-12-21 01:43:45 AM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: TheMysteriousStranger: The rich kids did not earn the meal either so they too can help clean up.

Actually that might not be a bad idea, every kid can take their turn sweeping.   But only if it is every kid.   No stigmatizing a child because they are unfortunate enough to have poor parents.

In Asia kids work cleaning and serving lunch. I think having older kids (starting maybe middle school age) work to serve lunch is a great idea. You could have better food since you have people to do stuff like stir risotto and grate vegetables, and it would teach kids how to prepare food for themselves; so many people today are reliant on restaurants because they have no idea how to feed themselves. And it would give kids the satisfaction of doing good work.


I have absolutely no problem with this. Have ALL the students take turns cleaning up their classrooms and do basic chores around the school to help keep the place looking nice, and maybe instill a little pride.

Leave it to a Republican to turn what is basically a good idea into a weapon against the poor. Douchebag.
 
2013-12-21 01:47:23 AM  
trying to spin your self out of a mess you made...... your doing it wrong!
 
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