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(Talking Points Memo)   GOP Senate candidate: Obamacare is "arguably the worst law in our history." The Alien and Sedition Act would like a word   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 113
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2014-01-06 12:36:55 PM  
surely, the ACA has to worse than

the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.

the Espionage Act of 1917.
 
2014-01-06 12:39:14 PM  
And yet when the GOP controlled Congress and the White House ten years ago, the best they could come up with was a give-away to the pharmaceutical companies called "Medicare Part D", which is possibly the worst legislation to ever become law.
 
2014-01-06 12:41:55 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.


Came here for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2014-01-06 12:46:52 PM  
americablog.com

americablog.com
 
2014-01-06 12:47:28 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: surely, the ACA has to worse than

the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.

the Espionage Act of 1917.


I'd like to add the Volstead Act of 1919.

"Of course we need to repeal it but we also need to tell people what we'll do next. We need to show Americans that we're the party of conservative solutions. That's the only way win."

He then proceeded to offer no proposals of what he wants to do next.
 
2014-01-06 12:53:14 PM  

nmrsnr: Grand_Moff_Joseph: surely, the ACA has to worse than

the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.

the Espionage Act of 1917.

I'd like to add the Volstead Act of 1919.


The Patriot Act.

And Daylight Savings Time.
 
2014-01-06 12:59:04 PM  

Nabb1: Daylight Savings Time.


Don't get me started on DST.

Seriously, the Koch brothers are STILL throwing tons of money into the ad campaign to make ACA the wedge issue that will sweep to GOP back into power, and they have elected officials as their paid spokesmen.

It's disgusting.
 
2014-01-06 01:16:28 PM  

Nabb1: nmrsnr: Grand_Moff_Joseph: surely, the ACA has to worse than

the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.

the Espionage Act of 1917.

I'd like to add the Volstead Act of 1919.

The Patriot Act.

And Daylight Savings Time.


The Defense of Marriage Act

Executive Order 9066 (Japanese Internment)
 
2014-01-06 01:18:25 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Nabb1: nmrsnr: Grand_Moff_Joseph: surely, the ACA has to worse than

the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.

the Espionage Act of 1917.

I'd like to add the Volstead Act of 1919.

The Patriot Act.

And Daylight Savings Time.

The Defense of Marriage Act

Executive Order 9066 (Japanese Internment)


No one's mentioned Prohibition?
 
2014-01-06 01:18:41 PM  
Hence the word "arguably". You can technically argue anything, no matter how moronic.
 
2014-01-06 01:18:51 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Nabb1: nmrsnr: Grand_Moff_Joseph: surely, the ACA has to worse than

the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.

the Espionage Act of 1917.

I'd like to add the Volstead Act of 1919.

The Patriot Act.

And Daylight Savings Time.

The Defense of Marriage Act

Executive Order 9066 (Japanese Internment)


Yeah, but the people who made those were white not "socialist."
 
2014-01-06 01:19:54 PM  
Jim Crow stopped by to say WTF
 
2014-01-06 01:20:00 PM  
A hyperbolic Republican completely ignorant of the history of his own country?

The fark you say...
 
2014-01-06 01:21:25 PM  
So by that measure it's arguably the best.

Are they really going to run on repeal again?
 
2014-01-06 01:21:35 PM  

A Cave Geek: Benevolent Misanthrope: Nabb1: nmrsnr: Grand_Moff_Joseph: surely, the ACA has to worse than

the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.

the Espionage Act of 1917.

I'd like to add the Volstead Act of 1919.

The Patriot Act.

And Daylight Savings Time.

The Defense of Marriage Act

Executive Order 9066 (Japanese Internment)

No one's mentioned Prohibition?

 
2014-01-06 01:22:11 PM  

Ambivalence: Hence the word "arguably". You can technically argue anything, no matter how moronic.


I'm arguably as good at science as Neil deGrasse Tyson is.
 
2014-01-06 01:22:52 PM  
Mr. Grayson, paging Mr. Grayson, you needed in thread 8088480:

i2.cdn.turner.com
 
2014-01-06 01:23:44 PM  
He said arguably. Doesn't that make his entire statement completely farking meaningless?

I mean, Ishtar is ARGUABLY a better movie than Goodfellas.
 
2014-01-06 01:24:32 PM  

Hoban Washburne: A Cave Geek: Benevolent Misanthrope: Nabb1: nmrsnr: Grand_Moff_Joseph: surely, the ACA has to worse than

the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.

the Espionage Act of 1917.

I'd like to add the Volstead Act of 1919.

The Patriot Act.

And Daylight Savings Time.

The Defense of Marriage Act

Executive Order 9066 (Japanese Internment)

No one's mentioned Prohibition?

 
2014-01-06 01:24:34 PM  
He wants to move the U.S capitol to Nebraska.  Ya no thanks.
I do think he should enter a Nickolaus Cage look alike contest.
 
2014-01-06 01:24:53 PM  

keylock71: A hyperbolic Republican completely ignorant of the history of his own country?

The fark you say...


Not to mention the history of his own party from less than 20 years ago.  (They produced the Heritage Foundation document already linked in the thread, of course.)

mariopiperni.com
 
2014-01-06 01:24:59 PM  
This is the worst thing ever infinity.
 
2014-01-06 01:27:40 PM  

NeverDrunk23: This is the worst thing ever infinity.


and no backsies!
 
2014-01-06 01:27:50 PM  
Insane Clown Posse is arguably one of the most talented music groups of the last 20 years.
 
2014-01-06 01:28:15 PM  
FTA: "... Of course we need to repeal it but we also need to tell people what we'll do next. We need to show Americans that we're the party of conservative solutions. That's the only way win."

And then it ends.  They always ends without explaining an alternative.
 
2014-01-06 01:29:01 PM  

Hoban Washburne: A Cave Geek: Benevolent Misanthrope: Nabb1: nmrsnr: Grand_Moff_Joseph: surely, the ACA has to worse than

I'd like to add the Volstead Act of 1919.



So close to Volstagg

heroclix.tcgplayer.com
 
2014-01-06 01:29:02 PM  
Zima is the best alcoholic beverage ever conceived.
 
2014-01-06 01:30:43 PM  

TimonC346: He said arguably. Doesn't that make his entire statement completely farking meaningless?

I mean, Ishtar is ARGUABLY a better movie than Goodfellas.


Look, it could be said that I have a date with Yvonne Strahovski tonight.  The case could be made that we're going to a Dave & Busters to enjoy a burger and some video games.  You could make the argument that she and I will spend the night making gladiatorial love with no regard for the cost of the repairs that will need to be made to the hotel room.

iv1.lisimg.com
 
2014-01-06 01:30:59 PM  
 
2014-01-06 01:33:51 PM  
Nickelback is arguably the most talented group of musicians playing today.

Justin Beiber is arguably the most alpha male alive today.

The Geo Metro is arguably the most powerful auto ever designed.

Kathy Bates is arguably the most beautiful actress in Hollywood.
 
2014-01-06 01:34:09 PM  
Arguably, I'm Shannen Doherty.
 
2014-01-06 01:34:51 PM  
All this breathless over-the-top rhetoric couldn't possibly end up biting these guys in the ass.  Nosirree.
 
2014-01-06 01:35:38 PM  
We all know that Obamacare is the WORST law in US history not for its contents but for who signed it into law.
 
2014-01-06 01:37:27 PM  
I always thought Adams got the short end of the blame for the Alien and Sedition act. He sincerely thought it was the will of the people, not recognizing the unconstitutionality of it . Congress wrote the bill, so he decided to go along with it.

In all fairness, John Adams was dealing with French immigrants trying to force the a United States into a war with England, while his Own Vice President (and supposed best friend) Thomas Jefferson went undermining his policies by using a press that made Fox's lie seem innocent.

Still Adams built the Navy, kept us out of a useless war for the moment, and regretted his signing the Alien And Sedition act. Jefferson got bit by the same newspaper snake he unleashed on Adams, realized the French attempted to use us and praised Adams for recognizing the power of a national Navy.

Then they pointed and laughed at Madison for nearly farking the whole thing up with the War of 1812. Then in true Bromance fashion, they died on the 50th anniversary of the proclamation of their greatest document- Declaration of Independence.
 
2014-01-06 01:37:33 PM  

CygnusDarius: Hoban Washburne: A Cave Geek: Benevolent Misanthrope: Nabb1: nmrsnr: Grand_Moff_Joseph: surely, the ACA has to worse than

the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.

the Espionage Act of 1917.

I'd like to add the Volstead Act of 1919.

The Patriot Act.

And Daylight Savings Time.

The Defense of Marriage Act

Executive Order 9066 (Japanese Internment)

No one's mentioned Prohibition?


New Coke
 
2014-01-06 01:37:33 PM  
As someone who is a work a day person living and raising a family in Washington DC and implementing the people's business with morals and vigor, please let me say "Suck my dick you bloated GOP nutlicker!"  Oh and let me add that Nebraska can also suck schlong.  Red states have no greater hold on morality than anywhere else.  In fact, you all seem to elect some corrupt morons more often than not.

You think you were insulting Washington politicians, but you were really insulting ME you rat-sodomizing retard!  Eat HOLE!
 
2014-01-06 01:38:13 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: So by that measure it's arguably the best.

Are they really going to run on repeal again?


Not really.  they think that ACA's failure is already so complete and assured, that the mantra for 2014 is "do nithing".  Yes, the plan is to do absolutely nothing, so they can run the entire mid-term cycle platform on ACA's failure.
 
2014-01-06 01:39:42 PM  

Obama's Reptiloid Master: Nickelback is arguably the most talented group of musicians playing today.

Justin Beiber is arguably the most alpha male alive today.

The Geo Metro is arguably the most powerful auto ever designed.

Kathy Bates is arguably the most beautiful actress in Hollywood.


"I'm Too Sexy" Is arugably the best song of the 90's.

Gene Ray is arguably the smartest man who ever lived.

Mr. Rogers is arguably a huge jerk who hated everyone.

Yoko Ono is arguably the best thing to happen to the Beatles.
 
2014-01-06 01:39:45 PM  
I think that the Democrats should propose moving the capitol to San Francisco just to troll morans like this.
 
2014-01-06 01:40:07 PM  

A Dark Evil Omen: Arguably, I'm Shannen Doherty.


How YOU (arguably) doin'?
 
2014-01-06 01:40:39 PM  

Amish Tech Support: He wants to move the U.S capitol to Nebraska.  Ya no thanks.


This is the best part.  He is literally the dumbest person on the planet.  He actually believes that moving the capital to Nebraska will mean that the capital of the United States of America will then be a farm town (read his argument, that's actually his belief).  It never occured to this dumb fark that the people who live around Washington DC are who they are and do what they do because they FARKING WORK FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.  Not because they happen to live in the mid-atlantic region.  It never entered this fool's "mind" that this would just mean that Omaha or whatever would turn into NoVa.

Shame on anyone who votes for a person that dumb.
 
2014-01-06 01:41:43 PM  
www.collegehelmetstore.com
The N stands for Knowledge


/funnier when said than in text
 
2014-01-06 01:44:04 PM  

Hollie Maea: Amish Tech Support: He wants to move the U.S capitol to Nebraska.  Ya no thanks.

This is the best part.  He is literally the dumbest person on the planet.  He actually believes that moving the capital to Nebraska will mean that the capital of the United States of America will then be a farm town (read his argument, that's actually his belief).  It never occured to this dumb fark that the people who live around Washington DC are who they are and do what they do because they FARKING WORK FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.  Not because they happen to live in the mid-atlantic region.  It never entered this fool's "mind" that this would just mean that Omaha or whatever would turn into NoVa.

Shame on anyone who votes for a person that dumb.



I think his goal was to get noticed, to get everybody talking about him.

At least the guy is honest in saying he thinks the ACA sucks and the Republicans don't have a clue on what to do.

In this short-attention span world, that's really all you need to do.
 
2014-01-06 01:47:13 PM  

LessO2: CygnusDarius: Hoban Washburne: A Cave Geek: Benevolent Misanthrope: Nabb1: nmrsnr: Grand_Moff_Joseph: surely, the ACA has to worse than

the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.

the Espionage Act of 1917.

I'd like to add the Volstead Act of 1919.

The Patriot Act.

And Daylight Savings Time.

The Defense of Marriage Act

Executive Order 9066 (Japanese Internment)

No one's mentioned Prohibition?

New Coke


anti-sedition act of 1918
 
2014-01-06 01:47:35 PM  

nmrsnr: Obama's Reptiloid Master: Nickelback is arguably the most talented group of musicians playing today.

Justin Beiber is arguably the most alpha male alive today.

The Geo Metro is arguably the most powerful auto ever designed.

Kathy Bates is arguably the most beautiful actress in Hollywood.

"I'm Too Sexy" Is arugably the best song of the 90's.

Gene Ray is arguably the smartest man who ever lived.

Mr. Rogers is arguably a huge jerk who hated everyone.

Yoko Ono is arguably the best thing to happen to the Beatles.


scottberkun.com

No they aren't.
 
2014-01-06 01:51:18 PM  

Hoban Washburne: A Cave Geek: Benevolent Misanthrope: Nabb1: nmrsnr: Grand_Moff_Joseph: surely, the ACA has to worse than

the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.

the Espionage Act of 1917.

I'd like to add the Volstead Act of 1919.

The Patriot Act.

And Daylight Savings Time.

The Defense of Marriage Act

Executive Order 9066 (Japanese Internment)

No one's mentioned Prohibition?


Ah.  Sorry.  missed that...had to look it up.  This is why I went into engineering, and not law...
 
2014-01-06 01:51:40 PM  

Hollie Maea: Amish Tech Support: He wants to move the U.S capitol to Nebraska.  Ya no thanks.

This is the best part.  He is literally the dumbest person on the planet.  He actually believes that moving the capital to Nebraska will mean that the capital of the United States of America will then be a farm town (read his argument, that's actually his belief).  It never occured to this dumb fark that the people who live around Washington DC are who they are and do what they do because they FARKING WORK FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.  Not because they happen to live in the mid-atlantic region.  It never entered this fool's "mind" that this would just mean that Omaha or whatever would turn into NoVa.

Shame on anyone who votes for a person that dumb.


No, don't you see? Farmers will automatically become experts in processing Veterans' disability claims, because of common sense and a little help from Jesus.

STUDY IT OUT.
 
2014-01-06 01:51:41 PM  
I'm surprised that the republicans love Glass-Stegall more than they love Obamacare.
 
2014-01-06 01:52:10 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: I think that the Democrats should propose moving the capitol to San Francisco just to troll morans like this.


Then, to really turn the troll factor 11:

-Starbucks is the only coffee served in the capitol
-All government cars will switch to Volts and Volvos
-Copies of all holy books will be displayed side-by-side in the lobby, along with copies of the FSM's gospel, Hitchkiker's Guide, and the entire trans-script of Mad Maddox's web blog
-Whole Foods will run the cafeteria in the capitol, and homeless folks get to eat for free every day.
-Front entry drive will feature a stone water feature, made with responsibly mined stone.  The fountain will depict a dog taking a leak on a man's shoe, and will be christened as the Reaganomics Memorial Fountain (sponsored by Acorn)
 
2014-01-06 01:55:06 PM  
Thank you GOP senate candidate for keeping us informed.
 
2014-01-06 02:00:48 PM  

Isitoveryet: Thank you GOP senate candidate for keeping us informed infromed.


FTFY
 
2014-01-06 02:02:26 PM  
Do GOP members wake up screaming in horror, "Obama!" ??

But strangely enough, have a hard on too...
 
2014-01-06 02:03:23 PM  

Isitoveryet: Thank you GOP senate candidate for keeping us informed infromed.


FTFY

wrokd.com
 
2014-01-06 02:03:49 PM  
FTFA:

"That's it, the way to cure the incredible ineffectiveness and dysfunction of both parties in Washington - we move the Capitol to Nebraska where they can experience family, conservative values, living within a budget, and pulling together, not pulling apart," Sasse said in a new campaign ad.

Shouldn't these free market loving Republicans be calling to move the Capitol to NYC to see how a city is able to have a larger GDP than all but two states?
 
2014-01-06 02:03:49 PM  

A Cave Geek: Ah. Sorry. missed that...had to look it up. This is why I went into engineering, and not law...


No need to apologize.  I was confused by your comment, so I thought I'd point that out to you.
 
2014-01-06 02:09:30 PM  
GOP Senate candidate: Twilight is "arguably a better love story that Romeo & Juliet."
 
2014-01-06 02:10:37 PM  

Isitoveryet: Thank you GOP senate candidate for keeping us informed.


Ringo was the real talent
 
2014-01-06 02:10:44 PM  

LessO2: [www.collegehelmetstore.com image 255x231]
The N stands for Knowledge


/funnier when said than in text


Agreed. A very good joke enjoyably told by neighboring states (and many Nebraskans!).

/Once they changed it to a "K", someone else asked what the "K" stood for?
//Quality
///also funnier when said
 
2014-01-06 02:11:25 PM  
At least they're not making stupid rape comments anymore...
 
2014-01-06 02:12:34 PM  
no DMCA on that list?
 
2014-01-06 02:13:15 PM  
I wonder if Republicans have ever considered the "Loudness Wars" and how you can analogize it to political rhetoric. If your dials are constantly stuck on 11, everyone except the true believers will tune you out when there actually is bad laws/policies made by Democrats.

/I guess you could go with the boy who cried Wolf as well
 
2014-01-06 02:15:46 PM  

21-7-b: [americablog.com image 651x183]

[americablog.com image 673x434]


I cannot believe how rational that Heritage Foundation material looks: "implicit contract between individuals and society regarding health care?" That might as well be Eugene V. Debs-talk today.
 
2014-01-06 02:18:19 PM  

JerkStore: At least they're not making stupid rape comments anymore...


i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-06 02:18:55 PM  
Three-fifths of a what now?
 
2014-01-06 02:19:25 PM  

A Cave Geek: No one's mentioned Prohibition?


That was more of a Constitutional Amendment, wasn't it?
 
2014-01-06 02:21:10 PM  
When no one was looking, Obamacare took 40 cakes.
It took 40 cakes.
That's as many as four 10s.
And that's terrible
 
2014-01-06 02:23:35 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Nabb1: nmrsnr: Grand_Moff_Joseph: surely, the ACA has to worse than

the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.

the Espionage Act of 1917.

I'd like to add the Volstead Act of 1919.

The Patriot Act.

And Daylight Savings Time.

The Defense of Marriage Act

Executive Order 9066 (Japanese Internment)


www.theonion.com

Then there was that whole "Clinton issued a directive of total martial law over "all territories formerly known as these United States, from now on to be called the Holy United Imperial Americlintonian Demopublic (HUIAD)." That was a pretty bad deal.
 
2014-01-06 02:25:15 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Nabb1: nmrsnr: Grand_Moff_Joseph: surely, the ACA has to worse than

the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.

the Espionage Act of 1917.

I'd like to add the Volstead Act of 1919.

The Patriot Act.

And Daylight Savings Time.

The Defense of Marriage Act

Executive Order 9066 (Japanese Internment)


Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882

Immigration Act of 1924
 
2014-01-06 02:25:55 PM  
Alien and Sedition Acts? That's your worst law? Sorry, the Fugitive Slave Acts take the cake, or any law enforcing slavery. Jim Crow is up there too. The draft is worse than the A&S acts, IMO. Obamacare is pretty damned bad, but I don't even think it's as bad as the Smoot Hawley Tariff.
 
2014-01-06 02:30:19 PM  

JerkStore: At least they're not making stupid rape comments anymore...


a.abcnews.com
www.screeninsults.com
 
2014-01-06 02:30:23 PM  

someonelse: Ambivalence: Hence the word "arguably". You can technically argue anything, no matter how moronic.

I'm arguably as good at science as Neil deGrasse Tyson is.


I am arguably as hot as Scarlett johansson.
 
2014-01-06 02:31:30 PM  
Not the CFMA?

Or, if we're only going to stick to health care, the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003? (fun fact: the Bushies threatened to fire their own Medicare actuaries if the actuaries released accurate estimates of the law's cost)

// actually, I bet most GOPpers would be against EMTALA as well
 
2014-01-06 02:31:58 PM  
Necessity is the mother of all invention.  Can you argue we didn't need an overhaul, you GOP asswipe?

No? Then show me an alternative, you miserable bag of puke.  -Enid Borden.
 
2014-01-06 02:54:30 PM  

JerkStore: At least they're not making stupid rape comments anymore...


He just did:

His statement meant that every previous law that exempted spousal rape from the definition of legal rape is arguably better than Obamacare.
 
2014-01-06 02:55:41 PM  
Wanted to cover two things: Jim Crow and Patriotic Act (for the simple reason of still being recent). Glad that it took only 12 posts to cover that.
 
2014-01-06 03:03:40 PM  

xria: I wonder if Republicans have ever considered the "Loudness Wars" and how you can analogize it to political rhetoric. If your dials are constantly stuck on 11, everyone except the true believers will tune you out when there actually is bad laws/policies made by Democrats.

/I guess you could go with the boy who cried Wolf as well


That's worse than two Hitler!!
 
2014-01-06 03:04:30 PM  

thornhill: FTFA:

"That's it, the way to cure the incredible ineffectiveness and dysfunction of both parties in Washington - we move the Capitol to Nebraska where they can experience family, conservative values, living within a budget, and pulling together, not pulling apart," Sasse said in a new campaign ad.

Shouldn't these free market loving Republicans be calling to move the Capitol to NYC to see how a city is able to have a larger GDP than all but two states?


I was skeptical at first but according to Wikipedia you're right.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_by_GDP
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_GDP

Two things stand out though. First, how the hell is the gdp of NYC larger than that of New York State?
Second, I feel embarrassed that Tokyo has Manhattan beat by so much. We really need to try and catch up, or bomb them again. Or both!
 
2014-01-06 03:04:32 PM  
Ladies and gentlemen, I've been to Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq, and I can say without hyperbole that this is a million times worse than all of them put together.
 
2014-01-06 03:04:32 PM  

mayIFark: Patriotic Act


The Patriotic Act is the only descent thing.
 
2014-01-06 03:05:48 PM  

Gaddiel: Two things stand out though. First, how the hell is the gdp of NYC larger than that of New York State?


Was that a serious question?
 
2014-01-06 03:10:15 PM  

thamike: Gaddiel: Two things stand out though. First, how the hell is the gdp of NYC larger than that of New York State?

Was that a serious question?


Unless I've suffered a stroke in the last few minutes, yes, that is a serious question. Isn't New York City IN New York State? Shouldn't the GPD of city be included in that of the state, making the state GDP at the very least equal?
 
2014-01-06 03:10:36 PM  
Elliot Ness disagrees.

/or maybe not, there wouldn't have been movies about him otherwise
 
2014-01-06 03:16:49 PM  

thamike: Gaddiel: Two things stand out though. First, how the hell is the gdp of NYC larger than that of New York State?

Was that a serious question?


I'd think it's because "NYC" refers to "metro NYC" which includes a bunch of North Jersey (including Bergen County), and really everything on the Turnpike above Exit 9-10 (can you tell I'm from Jersey?). And possibly parts of CT as well?

I don't know for sure, but that's the only way it makes sense.

// FYI: NJ is the most densely-populated state in the country
 
2014-01-06 03:17:05 PM  

thamike: mayIFark: Patriotic Act

The Patriotic Act is the only descent thing.


/must not bite, must not bite, must not bite......
 
2014-01-06 03:17:25 PM  

Gaddiel: thamike: Gaddiel: Two things stand out though. First, how the hell is the gdp of NYC larger than that of New York State?

Was that a serious question?

Unless I've suffered a stroke in the last few minutes, yes, that is a serious question. Isn't New York City IN New York State? Shouldn't the GPD of city be included in that of the state, making the state GDP at the very least equal?


The GDP city list is of the entire metro area--which in NYC's case is a tri-state metro area.
 
2014-01-06 03:18:50 PM  

mayIFark: thamike: mayIFark: Patriotic Act

The Patriotic Act is the only descent thing.

/must not bite, must not bite, must not bite......


Sorry, I think you meant "recent" and not "descent" (that changes your post completely). Well, in that case, Jim Crow is still pretty recent compared to some others.
 
2014-01-06 03:21:15 PM  

mayIFark: mayIFark: thamike: mayIFark: Patriotic Act

The Patriotic Act is the only descent thing.

/must not bite, must not bite, must not bite......

Sorry, I think you meant "recent" and not "descent" (that changes your post completely). Well, in that case, Jim Crow is still pretty recent compared to some others.


I think you need a nap.
 
2014-01-06 03:24:25 PM  

Ambivalence: someonelse: Ambivalence: Hence the word "arguably". You can technically argue anything, no matter how moronic.

I'm arguably as good at science as Neil deGrasse Tyson is.

I am arguably as hot as Scarlett johansson.


i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-06 03:28:33 PM  
Don't get me startled on Prohibition...
 
2014-01-06 03:31:33 PM  

thamike: mayIFark: mayIFark: thamike: mayIFark: Patriotic Act

The Patriotic Act is the only descent thing.

/must not bite, must not bite, must not bite......

Sorry, I think you meant "recent" and not "descent" (that changes your post completely). Well, in that case, Jim Crow is still pretty recent compared to some others.

I think you need a nap.


You are right about that. I'm hit with the 2:30 feeling on a Monday, sure can use a nap. But not sure what that has to do with anything.
 
2014-01-06 03:31:37 PM  

thamike: mayIFark: Patriotic Act

The Patriotic Act is the only descent thing.


Highest form, dont'cha know?
 
2014-01-06 03:39:40 PM  

mayIFark: thamike: mayIFark: mayIFark: thamike: mayIFark: Patriotic Act

The Patriotic Act is the only descent thing.

/must not bite, must not bite, must not bite......

Sorry, I think you meant "recent" and not "descent" (that changes your post completely). Well, in that case, Jim Crow is still pretty recent compared to some others.

I think you need a nap.

You are right about that. I'm hit with the 2:30 feeling on a Monday, sure can use a nap. But not sure what that has to do with anything.


Most people really don't even need to get a joke to understand when they're riding one into the ground.
 
2014-01-06 03:40:31 PM  

Paris1127: Benevolent Misanthrope: Nabb1: nmrsnr: Grand_Moff_Joseph: surely, the ACA has to worse than

the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.

the Espionage Act of 1917.

I'd like to add the Volstead Act of 1919.

The Patriot Act.

And Daylight Savings Time.

The Defense of Marriage Act

Executive Order 9066 (Japanese Internment)

Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882

Immigration Act of 1924


Order 66.

Also, Plan 9.
 
2014-01-06 03:45:02 PM  

mayIFark: mayIFark: thamike: mayIFark: Patriotic Act

The Patriotic Act is the only descent thing.

/must not bite, must not bite, must not bite......

Sorry, I think you meant "recent" and not "descent" (that changes your post completely). Well, in that case, Jim Crow is still pretty recent compared to some others.


Um, no.

progressivepopulist.org
 
2014-01-06 03:51:45 PM  

Obama's Reptiloid Master: Nickelback is arguably the most talented group of musicians playing today.

Justin Beiber is arguably the most alpha male alive today.

The Geo Metro is arguably the most powerful auto ever designed.

Kathy Bates is arguably the most beautiful actress in Hollywood.


Hey I used to own a 1995 Geo Metro LSi Hatchback.

And I'm MUCH more alpha than Beiber!
 
2014-01-06 03:54:05 PM  

coeyagi: mayIFark: mayIFark: thamike: mayIFark: Patriotic Act

The Patriotic Act is the only descent thing.

/must not bite, must not bite, must not bite......

Sorry, I think you meant "recent" and not "descent" (that changes your post completely). Well, in that case, Jim Crow is still pretty recent compared to some others.

Um, no.

[progressivepopulist.org image 504x604]


All of those people with those (usually misspelled) signs always have that same shiat eating grin on their face.
 
2014-01-06 03:54:39 PM  

Dr Dreidel: thamike: Gaddiel: Two things stand out though. First, how the hell is the gdp of NYC larger than that of New York State?

Was that a serious question?

I'd think it's because "NYC" refers to "metro NYC" which includes a bunch of North Jersey (including Bergen County), and really everything on the Turnpike above Exit 9-10 (can you tell I'm from Jersey?). And possibly parts of CT as well?

I don't know for sure, but that's the only way it makes sense.

// FYI: NJ is the most densely-populated state in the country


That makes sense. I went ahead and bothered clicking the citation on Wikipedia and you're pretty much right. Although I'm right off exit 9 on the turnpike and I don't think anyone here really considered themselves part of the NYC metro area.

/I need more coffee
 
2014-01-06 03:55:12 PM  

Mugato: coeyagi: mayIFark: mayIFark: thamike: mayIFark: Patriotic Act

The Patriotic Act is the only descent thing.

/must not bite, must not bite, must not bite......

Sorry, I think you meant "recent" and not "descent" (that changes your post completely). Well, in that case, Jim Crow is still pretty recent compared to some others.

Um, no.

[progressivepopulist.org image 504x604]

All of those people with those (usually misspelled) signs always have that same shiat eating grin on their face.


Well yeah, they're pleased that they've been gracious enough to allow you to bask in their intellectual glow! They are truly saints.
 
2014-01-06 03:59:13 PM  

Gaddiel: Although I'm right off exit 9 on the turnpike


No shiat? I grew up in Highland Park (SOUF SYDE REPRESENT). Always nice to meet a fellow Owl.

// even though I didn't go to HPHS
 
2014-01-06 03:59:15 PM  

Ambivalence: Hence the word "arguably". You can technically argue anything, no matter how moronic.


I was just going to say this.  You could argue that Obamacare is the worst law in US history, but you'll lose the argument.

And I'm saying this as someone who doesn't like it.
 
2014-01-06 04:00:36 PM  

xria: I wonder if Republicans have ever considered the "Loudness Wars" and how you can analogize it to political rhetoric. If your dials are constantly stuck on 11, everyone except the true believers will tune you out when there actually is bad laws/policies made by Democrats.

/I guess you could go with the boy who cried Wolf as well


I think it is partially why they are trying to sabotage everything as much as possible, and to kill the ACA before it kicks in.

I can tell you, my personal departure from the GOP is kind of due to that.  When Clinton was elected, I bought into a lot of the "liberal big spender who will destroy the Economy and wreck the country" BS.  8 years later, the deficit was under control, and the economy was in pretty good shape.

The rhetoric didn't pan out at all.
 
2014-01-06 04:01:31 PM  

Gaddiel: thornhill: FTFA:

"That's it, the way to cure the incredible ineffectiveness and dysfunction of both parties in Washington - we move the Capitol to Nebraska where they can experience family, conservative values, living within a budget, and pulling together, not pulling apart," Sasse said in a new campaign ad.

Shouldn't these free market loving Republicans be calling to move the Capitol to NYC to see how a city is able to have a larger GDP than all but two states?

I was skeptical at first but according to Wikipedia you're right.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_by_GDP
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_GDP

Two things stand out though. First, how the hell is the gdp of NYC larger than that of New York State?
Second, I feel embarrassed that Tokyo has Manhattan beat by so much. We really need to try and catch up, or bomb them again. Or both!


I bet they're including Newark's GDP -- treating it as one large metro area.

Tokyo isn't really a city -- there's the city, and then there is the Prefecture. But when people refer to "Tokyo," what the mean is the metropolitan area that 35 million live in. That's why the GDP is so high.
 
2014-01-06 04:12:44 PM  

keylock71: A hyperbolic Republican completely ignorant of the history of his own country?

The fark you say...


Without ignorance, the Republican party dissolves.
 
2014-01-06 04:27:24 PM  

nmrsnr: Grand_Moff_Joseph: surely, the ACA has to worse than

the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.

the Espionage Act of 1917.

I'd like to add the Volstead Act of 1919.

"Of course we need to repeal it but we also need to tell people what we'll do next. We need to show Americans that we're the party of conservative solutions. That's the only way win."

He then proceeded to offer no proposals of what he wants to do next.


Blah blah tax cuts to pharmacorps, tort reform, blah blah.
 
2014-01-06 04:30:26 PM  

MrBallou: Nabb1: Daylight Savings Time.

Don't get me started on DST.

Seriously the,   Getting serious, the Koch brothers are STILL throwing continue to throw tons of money into the ad campaign to make ACA DST the wedge issue that will sweep to the GOP back into power, and they have with elected officials as their paid spokesmen spokespeople spokesmen and spokeswomen.

It's disgusting.


/FTFU
//Seriously, ftfu
///May have taken the joke too far
 
2014-01-06 05:25:56 PM  

unamused: Grand_Moff_Joseph: the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.

Came here for this, leaving satisfied.



Came for this, too. Of course, most anti-immigrant state bills are just updates of that act.
 
2014-01-06 05:26:37 PM  

vernonFL: Insane Clown Posse is arguably one of the most talented music groups of the last 20 years.


Vote GOP in 2014:

"We don't know how f*ckin' magnets work either!"

 
2014-01-06 05:28:26 PM  

Paris1127: Benevolent Misanthrope: Nabb1: nmrsnr: Grand_Moff_Joseph: surely, the ACA has to worse than

the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.

the Espionage Act of 1917.

I'd like to add the Volstead Act of 1919.

The Patriot Act.

And Daylight Savings Time.

The Defense of Marriage Act

Executive Order 9066 (Japanese Internment)

Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882

Immigration Act of 1924


Amendment XVIII to the United States Constitution
 
2014-01-06 05:57:12 PM  
"I think that they, Nebraska work-a-day folks, think that we're on the precipice of national decline and they don't think Washington gets it at all," Sasse said according to the Times.

I am a native-born, dyed-in-the-wool Midwestern libertarian-conservative bumpkin from a coal-mining town surrounded by a hundred miles of cornstalks on every side, but even I do not think that Washington should turn to Midwestern bumpkins for guidance. If Nebraska work-a-day folks think America Is Over (tm) and everyone else disagrees, maybe it's because they're wrong?

/ 15% raise this year. America is going pretty OK for me, actually.
 
2014-01-06 06:12:44 PM  

NeverDrunk23: When no one was looking, Obamacare took 40 cakes.
It took 40 cakes.
That's as many as four 10s.
And that's terrible


The cake is a lie.
 
2014-01-06 08:27:38 PM  
Surprised this wasn't posted sooner:

media.philly.com

"Do you remember farking slavery?!"
 
2014-01-06 08:32:33 PM  
Top 3 worst in 2009 is about as far as I'll go.
 
2014-01-06 11:00:34 PM  

A Cave Geek: Benevolent Misanthrope: Nabb1: nmrsnr: Grand_Moff_Joseph: surely, the ACA has to worse than

the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.

the Espionage Act of 1917.

I'd like to add the Volstead Act of 1919.

The Patriot Act.

And Daylight Savings Time.

The Defense of Marriage Act

Executive Order 9066 (Japanese Internment)

No one's mentioned Prohibition?


I'm sure someone has mentioned it, but I don't have time to read the whole thread. The Volstead Act was the real name of the legislation that kicked off Prohibition.
 
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