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2014-01-27 04:38:34 AM  
I don't believe that we have a shortage of good newsmen so much as we have a growing tendency on the part of the GOPs politicians to avoid being interviewed by anyone that might challenge their versions of reality. They appear on networks and with interviewers who are completely sympathetic to their positions and who lob them softball, prepared questions.
 
2014-01-27 05:12:29 AM  

TDBoedy: I use the word Democrat vs (ic) as the (ic) suffix is improperly used.


No.... Most likely, you use it because you're a partisan stooge.
 
2014-01-27 05:28:26 AM  
I would have given my right nut for Bob Schieffer to just go "Senator Cruz, what's the air like in your crazy little world?"
 
2014-01-27 05:41:42 AM  

keylock71: TDBoedy: I use the word Democrat vs (ic) as the (ic) suffix is improperly used.

No.... Most likely, you use it because you're a partisan stooge.


lol so I explain it and you deny it as if you know my mind better than me.  Hillarious.

1/10
 
2014-01-27 05:56:27 AM  
These people should be forced to call themselves something else. The Lets Just Burn it to the Ground Party or something like that. Not even remotely associated with the GOP anymore.
 
2014-01-27 06:16:40 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Peter Jennings used to explain it to me in 30 minutes minus commercials.


That man is the only reason I got through 9/11 sane. He, and Cronkite before him, were the only reason we turned on the TV except for entertainment shows. When Dan Rather took over the evening news, his first story was about kids having their guts sucked out by backyard pool filters. Never watched him again.

And to demonstrate just how low our media have sunk, our local CBS affiliate cut away from CBS Sunday Morning's 35th anniversary show to give us a half hour AW fest with a local sheriff who had made an arrest the day after the mall shooting here.

Are you kidding me?

I haven't watched any news programming but PBS (Frontline is a national treasure) and Face the Nation for decades.

As you said, Fark is invaluable for exposing me to stories I might not hear and helping shape my understanding of the ones that dominate the cycle. I just wish more Americans were seeking out this kind of challenging--and funny and geeky and wonky--source for information. I fear we are really becoming a nation of Orwellian robots.
 
2014-01-27 06:31:05 AM  

TDBoedy: keylock71: TDBoedy: I use the word Democrat vs (ic) as the (ic) suffix is improperly used.

No.... Most likely, you use it because you're a partisan stooge.

lol so I explain it and you deny it as if you know my mind better than me.  Hillarious.

1/10


Nah... You stated it was "Improperly" used. You explained nothing, except for the partisan fantasy land you apparently live in.
 
2014-01-27 06:38:31 AM  
Ted Cruz is the death mask of a the United States.
He personifies everything that's wrong with our political system: cruelty, self loathing, denial of heritage, deceit, corruption, mental illness, cognitive dissonance, glib ignorance, articulate mendaciousness.
 
2014-01-27 06:38:36 AM  

Mike_LowELL: How could Ted Cruz shut down the government when Taxbongo already destroyed it?


Wait, destroying the government is a bad thing now?
 
2014-01-27 06:52:23 AM  
When it's time to vote in 2014, half of the voters will have forgotten about the shut down. The other half will be a split of blaming Obama and knowing it was the gop. And that farkers of the USA is why we have the government we deserve.
 
2014-01-27 06:59:50 AM  

keylock71: TDBoedy: keylock71: TDBoedy: I use the word Democrat vs (ic) as the (ic) suffix is improperly used.

No.... Most likely, you use it because you're a partisan stooge.

lol so I explain it and you deny it as if you know my mind better than me.  Hillarious.

1/10

Nah... You stated it was "Improperly" used. You explained nothing, except for the partisan fantasy land you apparently live in.


I'm left wondering why the only thing worth their attempting a rebuttal for was this minor "Democrat" vs "Democratic" bit rather than the more substantial points raised by Wake Up Sheeple, for instance.
 
2014-01-27 07:03:21 AM  
It's unbelievable ... unconscionable.

He's a Senator of the United States of America and fancies himself as presidential material and yet he conducts himself like one of the trolls that frequent fark's political tab, all bluster and lies.

He reminds me of that Clowncar moron who's been shiattin up threads lately ... a self-admitted troll who thinks he's "winning" with merely a string of bald assertions, stupid, easily dis-proven lies and professing that citations aren't necessary; that people who don't just accept his version of the "truth" can just be safely discounted ... and then is genuinely surprised when no one takes him seriously.

Rafael Eduardo Cruz graduated from Princeton, then Harvard with honors ... went on to be Solicitor General of Texas ... and is now a f*cking Senator ... and yet is retarded enough to think that enough people will buy this schtick?

What. The. fark.

Does he really think that this is his best path to the Presidency? Is the man f*cking serious? The man has the gravitas of a f*cking fark troll.

F*ck off.

/still hasn't managed to convince Canada to cut him loose yet either
//what's the hold up Eduardo?
/// he's an illegal alien, that's the hold up
 
2014-01-27 07:03:51 AM  

Jim_Callahan: // Yes, he's too right-wing for Texas, you read that correctly. He took the primary running on a platform of "I'm not Dewhurst, aren't you sick of the same old political in-crowd running everything", not by openly being a nutter. In fact, it wasn't actually clear how much of a farking nutball the guy was until after he was safely elected (i.e. he'd won the primary, general election was a foregone conclusion)


Both of them were acting crazy/retarded during the primary.  One of the most bizarre adds I saw was Dewhurst accusing Cruz of supporting pedophiles, followed by Cruz accusing Dewhurst of letting Chinese and Muslims take over San Antonio.
 
2014-01-27 07:04:38 AM  
 
2014-01-27 07:08:32 AM  

TDBoedy: There were a minority of federal employees (some in the US reserve forces) that were sent home for a couple weeks vacation. At most it put a small amount of financial stress on them. But these were non-essential positions for day to day operations.


I am sure you can back that up.
 
2014-01-27 07:09:51 AM  
Every time I overhear one of those Sunday Morning pundit shows, I get annoyed by all the lies being tossed around, and turn it off if I can.  Heard one of them yesterday, don't know if it was this one, but when it was just Bill Krystol spouting off by himself, it's past time to turn it off.
 
2014-01-27 07:14:06 AM  

liam76: TDBoedy: There were a minority of federal employees (some in the US reserve forces) that were sent home for a couple weeks vacation. At most it put a small amount of financial stress on them. But these were non-essential positions for day to day operations.

I am sure you can back that up.


Then why did Senator Cruz and others stage their photo ops at the monuments? They seemed to want people to believe that these were "essential" services that should have not been shut down.
 
2014-01-27 07:16:54 AM  
Looking through the eyes of Truthiness, from Teduardo's perspective the shutdown was caused by them filthy dems not caving into the teatards "defund the ACA" demands.  Therefore it was all the dirty libs that caused it.
 
2014-01-27 07:18:51 AM  

Dangl1ng: NewportBarGuy: The beauty of fark is, and has been, it allows me to see stories around the world I would not otherwise see and TRY to figure them out. I'm not a smart man. I just do the best I can. Peter Jennings used to explain it to me in 30 minutes minus commercials.

I think PBS still carries that banner.


One of the radio stations I listen to, KQED, broadcasts NewsHour. It's a pretty terrific way to stay informed.
 
2014-01-27 07:26:08 AM  
When he runs he'll point to shutting down the government as an accomplishment.
 
2014-01-27 07:27:18 AM  

Mr.Tangent: Looking through the eyes of Truthiness, from Teduardo's perspective the shutdown was caused by them filthy dems not caving into the teatards "defund the ACA" demands.  Therefore it was all the dirty libs that caused it.


I work with peopel whot hink that is a legitimate telling of events.

They can't seem to grasp that the minority of the minority party in the legislative branch shouldn't be able to unilatterally repeal laws. And that if they hold spending bills hostage over stuff like that they are at fault.
 
2014-01-27 07:36:47 AM  
Wake Up Sheeple:   TDBoedy:  Do you call them the democratics? No, you call them democrats.

The Democratic National Committee promotes the election of Democrats.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee serves as....electing Democrats.



Perhaps 'Democratic' refers to party/organization where 'Democrats' refers to actual people?
 
2014-01-27 07:37:43 AM  

HawgWild: propasaurus: HawgWild: The worst thing about it is Cruz completely believes his own BS.

No he doesn't. But he knows that teabagger idiots do.

Are you sure? Look into his eyes as he says that stuff. He believes it. It's why he voted for budget bills piecemeal.


I'm skeptical.

He's no Rand or RON PAUL.

Cruz is a con-man.
 
2014-01-27 07:42:55 AM  

DrBenway: I'm left wondering why the only thing worth their attempting a rebuttal for was this minor "Democrat" vs "Democratic" bit rather than the more substantial points raised by Wake Up Sheeple, for instance.


Oh, there's nothing to wonder about... They've got nothing.

The GOP owns the shut down. I think some of them, Cruz particularly, thought the shut down would be heralded and celebrated by the majority of Americans. Didn't quite turn out that way for them.
 
2014-01-27 07:46:28 AM  

keylock71: DrBenway: I'm left wondering why the only thing worth their attempting a rebuttal for was this minor "Democrat" vs "Democratic" bit rather than the more substantial points raised by Wake Up Sheeple, for instance.

Oh, there's nothing to wonder about... They've got nothing.

The GOP owns the shut down. I think some of them, Cruz particularly, thought the shut down would be heralded and celebrated by the majority of Americans. Didn't quite turn out that way for them.


He was also disappointed by the lack of a default, and the worldwide economic calamity that would have caused.  Another thing to point out whenever this shiatstain is mentioned.
 
2014-01-27 07:51:01 AM  

sdd2000: Then why did Senator Cruz and others stage their photo ops at the monuments? They seemed to want people to believe that these were "essential" services that should have not been shut down.


Their counter claim:
"This is such a small expense, they should have kept it open anyways."
 
2014-01-27 08:03:23 AM  

Delta1212: WTF Indeed: Ted Cruz is the asshole we all wish we could be.

The asshole I wish I could be is much smarter than Ted Cruz.


He ran and won US Senate seat in Texas, convinced the majority of the GOP to follow him over a cliff, and raises millions of dollars a quarter from idiots all across the country. I was going to ask if you thought a stupid man could do all those things, but then I realized you wouldn't be able to think dispassionately.
 
2014-01-27 08:06:45 AM  

TDBoedy: Wake Up Sheeple: TDBoedy: Satanic_Hamster: "But the reality is, I voted over and over again to fund the federal government."

I use the word Democrat vs (ic) as the (ic) suffix is improperly used.  Do you call them the democratics? no you don't retard.  you call them democrats.


Wrong.  It's basic English usage.
Democratic is the adjective that describes people who are Democrats just as Swedish is the adjective that describes Swedes.
We say, "the Swedish ambassador attended the party,"  not, "the Swede ambassador attended the party."  The latter sounds off and disrespectful which is exactly why Republic douchenozzles use "Democrat" in situations where "Democratic" is the standard adjective.
 
2014-01-27 08:11:16 AM  

Kittypie070: Stuff


Is that supposed to be a smoking gun or something?

Because he says right there:
"It seems that there is nothing the media likes to cover more than disagreements among Republicans, and apparently some senators are content to fuel those stories with anonymous quotes," Cruz told POLITICO. "Regardless, my focus - and, I would hope, the focus of the rest of the conference - is on stopping Harry Reid's shutdown,
See? Clearly not Ted Cruz's shutdown.
 
2014-01-27 08:34:25 AM  

DrBenway: keylock71: TDBoedy: keylock71: TDBoedy: I use the word Democrat vs (ic) as the (ic) suffix is improperly used.

No.... Most likely, you use it because you're a partisan stooge.

lol so I explain it and you deny it as if you know my mind better than me.  Hillarious.

1/10

Nah... You stated it was "Improperly" used. You explained nothing, except for the partisan fantasy land you apparently live in.

I'm left wondering why the only thing worth their attempting a rebuttal for was this minor "Democrat" vs "Democratic" bit rather than the more substantial points raised by Wake Up Sheeple, for instance.


I also wonder if he is this pedant about every noun changed into an adjective.

/See what I did there?
 
2014-01-27 08:36:33 AM  

DrBenway: IlGreven: DrBenway: He looks like a 3rd tier guest preacher on the 700 Club during their heyday.

I believe his dad is a 3rd tier guest preacher on the 700 Club now.

That is just too true to be good, isn't it? Yeesh.


Yeah, I don't actually know, I just made it up for humor.  Looks like the only time Rafael has been on the 700 Club was July.
 
2014-01-27 08:50:02 AM  

HawgWild: The worst thing about it is Cruz completely believes his own BS.


He left himself enough rope to hang himself.  I presume he's talking about voting for the right-wing budgets from the House that Reid warned for months won't be accepted in the Senate.
 
2014-01-27 08:50:03 AM  

fusillade762: NewportBarGuy: Bob Scheiffer, last of the Old Guard. He wasn't even the middle of the pack of the group. I shudder to think who will be left to question our politicians when he croaks.

One of the greatest threats to our country is not the idiot Teabaggers, far-left loonies (who seem to be seriously outnumbered in the past few decades), and Corporatists... It's the lack of accountability of these people by serious journalists who do not fear for their career and ask the hard questions.

I would argue that the corporatists are the ones responsible for the lack of accountability. When TV news is just another profit center there's no reason to bother with hard-hitting journalism when you can just run another story about the Kardashians.


Which the movie Network predicted, sadly.
 
2014-01-27 08:52:42 AM  
I will be emphasizing this in every thread we have, because apparently we're going to be having another shutdown.

Every other developed country in the world blames this on Republicans, and they are furious at Republicans for holding the global economy hostage over a temper tantrum. The ONLY people not blaming Republicans in those countries are Ailies-like rags(ie the Daily Fail).


I know Republicans don't give a shiat what those commies in Europe think, but I figured I'd add a little perspective. Several of my European friends were confused as to why were not storming Washington and arresting/imprisoning those responsible(that means you, Rafael).
 
2014-01-27 08:53:47 AM  

DrBenway: keylock71: TDBoedy: keylock71: TDBoedy: I use the word Democrat vs (ic) as the (ic) suffix is improperly used.

No.... Most likely, you use it because you're a partisan stooge.

lol so I explain it and you deny it as if you know my mind better than me.  Hillarious.

1/10

Nah... You stated it was "Improperly" used. You explained nothing, except for the partisan fantasy land you apparently live in.

I'm left wondering why the only thing worth their attempting a rebuttal for was this minor "Democrat" vs "Democratic" bit rather than the more substantial points raised by Wake Up Sheeple, for instance.


Because statements such as this:

TDBoedy: There were a minority of federal employees (some in the US reserve forces) that were sent home for a couple weeks vacation.  At most it put a small amount of financial stress on them.   But these were non-essential positions for day to day operations.  The amount of butthurt was disproportionate to what was actually going on.


are the sole territory of lying lyars.  And the intentional use of the term "Democrat Party" is a 100% indicator that a person's statements will be highly dishonest.
 
2014-01-27 09:04:49 AM  
Amazing how many people can't understand the simple reality that it took BOTH sides digging in to shut down the government.
 
2014-01-27 09:05:16 AM  

TDBoedy: keylock71: TDBoedy: I use the word Democrat vs (ic) as the (ic) suffix is improperly used.

No.... Most likely, you use it because you're a partisan stooge.

lol so I explain it and you deny it as if you know my mind better than me.  Hillarious.

1/10


I'm going to agree with you here, despite generally disagreeing with you.
The reason being, I don't think a team of highly trained psychologists could know what was going on in your "mind."
 
2014-01-27 09:06:22 AM  

Fark You I'm Drunk: Can we all stop comparing things to Ted Cruz? It's insulting to whatever you compare him to, regardless of what it is. Ted Cruz simply needs to become a term for the most horrible thing you can possibly think of.


Worse than santorum? Like, I "At first i thought the stain was just more santorum, but it turned out to be filthy black cruz?"
 
2014-01-27 09:07:10 AM  

cchris_39: Amazing how many people can't understand the simple reality that it took BOTH sides digging in to shut down the government.


Hey look, you're being wrong as usual.

/how DARE democrats not give in to republican demands
 
2014-01-27 09:15:30 AM  

cchris_39: Amazing how many people can't understand the simple reality that it took BOTH sides digging in to shut down the government.


Wrong.  The tea party's demands were so unreasonable that the regular GOP voted against them when it finally came to house vote.  It was Boehner's refusal to bring the budget to a vote that shut down the government.
 
2014-01-27 09:16:57 AM  

cchris_39: Amazing how many people can't understand the simple reality that it took BOTH sides digging in to shut down the government.


Amazing how many people still can't understand that many in the GOP were championing a shut down and pushing for and that Boehner refused to allow a vote on a clean funding bill minus all the ACA sour grapes the GOP wanted to stuff it with...
 
2014-01-27 09:18:18 AM  
Man, this shiatstain made his NAME on the farking shutdown. He became the go to guy to fight FOR the shutdown, and now he expects people to believe that he was against it all along?
 
2014-01-27 09:18:42 AM  

LograyX: I would have given my right nut for Bob Schieffer to just go "Senator Cruz, what's the air like in your crazy little world?"


That is pretty much what Chuck Shumer said in the following segment.
 
2014-01-27 09:36:05 AM  

TDBoedy: keylock71: TDBoedy: I use the word Democrat vs (ic) as the (ic) suffix is improperly used.

No.... Most likely, you use it because you're a partisan stooge.

lol so I explain it and you deny it as if you know my mind better than me.  Hillarious.

1/10


What's"hilarious" is that despite your unctuous smugness on this matter, you don't seem to understand the difference between a Noun and an Adjective.
 
2014-01-27 09:45:54 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: fusillade762: NewportBarGuy: Bob Scheiffer, last of the Old Guard. He wasn't even the middle of the pack of the group. I shudder to think who will be left to question our politicians when he croaks.

One of the greatest threats to our country is not the idiot Teabaggers, far-left loonies (who seem to be seriously outnumbered in the past few decades), and Corporatists... It's the lack of accountability of these people by serious journalists who do not fear for their career and ask the hard questions.

I would argue that the corporatists are the ones responsible for the lack of accountability. When TV news is just another profit center there's no reason to bother with hard-hitting journalism when you can just run another story about the Kardashians.

Which the movie Network predicted, sadly.


And the show Max Headroom.
 
2014-01-27 09:50:20 AM  

T-Servo: I would argue that the corporatists are the ones responsible for the lack of accountability. When TV news is just another profit center there's no reason to bother with hard-hitting journalism when you can just run another story about the Kardashians.

Which the movie Network predicted, sadly.

And the show Max Headroom.



"A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not."
 -- Henry Fielding (1707-1754)
 
2014-01-27 09:52:14 AM  

Fart_Machine: Don't make me shoot this hostage!


img.fark.net
 
2014-01-27 10:08:13 AM  

WTF Indeed: Delta1212: WTF Indeed: Ted Cruz is the asshole we all wish we could be.

The asshole I wish I could be is much smarter than Ted Cruz.

He ran and won US Senate seat in Texas, convinced the majority of the GOP to follow him over a cliff, and raises millions of dollars a quarter from idiots all across the country. I was going to ask if you thought a stupid man could do all those things, but then I realized you wouldn't be able to think dispassionately.


I didn't say he was stupid, just that the asshole I would want to be is smarter than him.
 
2014-01-27 10:21:22 AM  
Chris Christie crossed him and you see what happened.
 
2014-01-27 10:36:29 AM  

red5ish: I don't believe that we have a shortage of good newsmen so much as we have a growing tendency on the part of the GOPs politicians to avoid being interviewed by anyone that might challenge their versions of reality. They appear on networks and with interviewers who are completely sympathetic to their positions and who lob them softball, prepared questions.


It's one of the pitfalls of having so many outlets now. Overall, for sure a good thing to have choice, but in the case of responsible journalism, it's been a huge hit, to the detriment of us all. It used to be, in order to get your ideas and beliefs out there, you had a very small number (3 news stations, for TV) of options in which to do so. You had to play along and suffer the slings and arrows of journalists doing their job.

It's the other way around now, and journalists, by and large, have to play by a party's rules if they want to maintain access to these people. It's completely backwards, but they've learned to drive the message.

I'd love to hear ways to flip it back.
 
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