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(Talking Points Memo)   GOP congressman: The world is "laughing at us now." Well, he's right but for the wrong reasons   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 72
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2014-03-07 08:34:59 AM  
Without firing a single missile, President Reagan actually brought down the Soviet Union

THIS IS WHAT REPUBLICANS ACTUALLY BELIEVE
 
2014-03-07 08:39:26 AM  
You know the difference between CPAC and Sarah Palin's vagina?
 
2014-03-07 08:42:38 AM  
"Without firing a single missile, President Reagan actually brought down the Soviet Union, and you've got right not a President who's you know, John Kerry's flying around and drinking merlot with people, and saying, 'Let's all be friends,' and they're laughing at us right now," he said.

I don't know why or how people can believe this.

The real question is ... which Merlot?

www.timswineblog.com
 
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2014-03-07 08:50:14 AM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-03-07 08:51:47 AM  

MrBallou: You know the difference between CPAC and Sarah Palin's vagina?


CPAC has never had a black guy in it.
 
2014-03-07 09:06:16 AM  
"...and you've got right not a President who's you know, John Kerry's flying around and drinking merlot with people, and saying, 'Let's all be friends,'"

he then shotgunned a can of millwaukee's best and crushed the can on his forhead exclaiming "hail reagan!"

the fact that the GOP is equating the current situation in Ukraine with the cold war is what's embarrassing.
 
2014-03-07 09:07:19 AM  
We're not the ones that just lost a huge chunk of territory, so I have no idea why anyone would be laughing at us right now.
 
2014-03-07 09:08:29 AM  

grokca: MrBallou: You know the difference between CPAC and Sarah Palin's vagina?

CPAC has never had a black guy in it.


You're killing me here.  It's too early to laugh this hard.
 
2014-03-07 09:09:47 AM  
doublesecretprobation: the fact that the GOP is equating the current situation in Ukraine with the cold war is what's embarrassing.

The fact that they view merlot as a thing that elitists drink is pretty funny too.  The fact that it demands that you pronounce it with a french accent is probably why.  farking french.
 
2014-03-07 09:16:36 AM  

unyon: doublesecretprobation: the fact that the GOP is equating the current situation in Ukraine with the cold war is what's embarrassing.

The fact that they view merlot as a thing that elitists drink is pretty funny too.  The fact that it demands that you pronounce it with a french accent is probably why.  farking french.


Its intended for people who don't know you can buy it for 10 bucks at the local supermarket.

You know. Morons.
 
2014-03-07 09:19:03 AM  

grokca: MrBallou: You know the difference between CPAC and Sarah Palin's vagina?

CPAC has never had a black guy in it.


www.bargainbinreview.com
 
2014-03-07 09:34:28 AM  

gilgigamesh: unyon: doublesecretprobation: the fact that the GOP is equating the current situation in Ukraine with the cold war is what's embarrassing.

The fact that they view merlot as a thing that elitists drink is pretty funny too.  The fact that it demands that you pronounce it with a french accent is probably why.  farking french.

Its intended for people who don't know you can buy it for 10 bucks at the local supermarket.

You know. Morons.


$10? Try half that.
 
2014-03-07 09:43:30 AM  

kronicfeld: gilgigamesh: unyon: doublesecretprobation: the fact that the GOP is equating the current situation in Ukraine with the cold war is what's embarrassing.

The fact that they view merlot as a thing that elitists drink is pretty funny too.  The fact that it demands that you pronounce it with a french accent is probably why.  farking french.

Its intended for people who don't know you can buy it for 10 bucks at the local supermarket.

You know. Morons.

$10? Try half that.


Two Buck Chuck FTW
 
2014-03-07 09:50:03 AM  

kronicfeld: gilgigamesh: unyon: doublesecretprobation: the fact that the GOP is equating the current situation in Ukraine with the cold war is what's embarrassing.

The fact that they view merlot as a thing that elitists drink is pretty funny too.  The fact that it demands that you pronounce it with a french accent is probably why.  farking french.

Its intended for people who don't know you can buy it for 10 bucks at the local supermarket.

You know. Morons.

$10? Try half that.


Twenty bucks for a 4 liter box of it!

/Yay adult juice boxes!
 
2014-03-07 09:56:32 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: kronicfeld: gilgigamesh: unyon: doublesecretprobation: the fact that the GOP is equating the current situation in Ukraine with the cold war is what's embarrassing.

The fact that they view merlot as a thing that elitists drink is pretty funny too.  The fact that it demands that you pronounce it with a french accent is probably why.  farking french.

Its intended for people who don't know you can buy it for 10 bucks at the local supermarket.

You know. Morons.

$10? Try half that.

Twenty bucks for a 4 liter box of it!

/Yay adult juice boxes!


oyster.ignimgs.com
 
2014-03-07 10:00:05 AM  

kronicfeld: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: kronicfeld: gilgigamesh: unyon: doublesecretprobation: the fact that the GOP is equating the current situation in Ukraine with the cold war is what's embarrassing.

The fact that they view merlot as a thing that elitists drink is pretty funny too.  The fact that it demands that you pronounce it with a french accent is probably why.  farking french.

Its intended for people who don't know you can buy it for 10 bucks at the local supermarket.

You know. Morons.

$10? Try half that.

Twenty bucks for a 4 liter box of it!

/Yay adult juice boxes!

[oyster.ignimgs.com image 500x281]


This party's gonna be off. The. Hook!
 
2014-03-07 10:05:56 AM  

grokca: MrBallou: You know the difference between CPAC and Sarah Palin's vagina?

CPAC has never had a black guy in it.


HAHAHHAHAHAHAHA
 
2014-03-07 10:17:59 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Twenty bucks for a 4 liter box of it!


15 for 5 liters around here.  People in wine growing countries drink a lot of cheap wine.  They don't spend 20 bucks on a bottle every day.  I was on a flight last year where one of the other passengers ask the flight attendant  if the wine was French. She said Yes.  It comes in a box but it is French.  I chuckled heartily.
 
2014-03-07 10:28:45 AM  
So merlot has joined arugula in the Snaxis of Evil?
 
2014-03-07 10:29:11 AM  

brap: Snaxis of Evil?


*thwok*

Stolen.
 
2014-03-07 10:30:23 AM  

grokca: MrBallou: You know the difference between CPAC and Sarah Palin's vagina?

CPAC has never had a black guy in it.



Hiyoooo!!


Well...That's the end of this thread.  So anyone catching MLS opening day tomorrow?  I'll be watching...while drinking merlot.


/Bordeaux actually
 
2014-03-07 10:51:02 AM  
Done in 3.

/After that movie came out, sales of Merlot actually fell. A lot.
 
2014-03-07 10:52:33 AM  

MrBallou: You know the difference between CPAC and Sarah Palin's vagina?


Sarah Palin's vagina pushes the retards *out*?
 
2014-03-07 10:56:13 AM  
LAUGHING AND LYING!!!!!

img.fark.net
 
2014-03-07 11:00:14 AM  
I guess I'm going to watch Sideways tonight.
 
2014-03-07 11:02:32 AM  
They may be laughing at us, but they're pointing at you
 
2014-03-07 11:02:59 AM  

grokca: MrBallou: You know the difference between CPAC and Sarah Palin's vagina?

CPAC has never had a black guy in it.


Thread over; last one out must turn off the lights.
 
2014-03-07 11:05:13 AM  

www.atomicarchive.com



** Sigh **

Well, FFS-- what would these chucklefarks at CPAC have Obama do? Call up the reserves and invade? Carpet bomb Moscow? Start flinging Tomahawk missiles in random directions?

Would they be mollified if Kerry downed a fifth of Tequila and swam across the Atlantic?

Thank the gods these idiots are not in the big chair right now-- We would all be dead or breathing radioactive fallout.


/Whatever happened to "Politics stops at the water's edge?"
 
2014-03-07 11:05:31 AM  

pueblonative: MrBallou: You know the difference between CPAC and Sarah Palin's vagina?

Sarah Palin's vagina pushes the retards *out*?


Oooohhhhhhh!!! OK, that one's a winner
 
2014-03-07 11:06:40 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: I guess I'm going to watch Sideways tonight.


Farking neophyte filmmaker assholes - Don't you know you're supposed to film in landscape?!?
 
2014-03-07 11:12:37 AM  
We need to pull our dicks out and start slapping countries in the face; and I mean pronto
 
2014-03-07 11:15:30 AM  

Riche: Well, FFS-- what would these chucklefarks at CPAC have Obama do? Call up the reserves and invade? Carpet bomb Moscow? Start flinging Tomahawk missiles in random directions?

Would they be mollified if Kerry downed a fifth of Tequila and swam across the Atlantic?

Thank the gods these idiots are not in the big chair right now-- We would all be dead or breathing radioactive fallout.


Regardless of what he does, Obama will be criticized by these bozos as having done exactly the wrong thing.  NOTHING would mollify them.

And considering how ignorant and pliable their belief system is, they'd back a Republican President that nuked the Ukraine (yes, the people we're trying to help), or told them Putin was a good man and his actions were justified.

/OK, the latter example was too stupid to ever be a reality
 
2014-03-07 11:15:37 AM  

pueblonative: MrBallou: You know the difference between CPAC and Sarah Palin's vagina?

Sarah Palin's vagina pushes the retards *out*?


This is a thread that just keeps on giving.
 
2014-03-07 11:18:21 AM  

MrBallou: You know the difference between CPAC and Sarah Palin's vagina?


CPAC has never been described as deep.
 
2014-03-07 11:19:20 AM  

xenophon10k: Without firing a single missile, President Reagan actually brought down the Soviet Union

THIS IS WHAT REPUBLICANS ACTUALLY BELIEVE


Back in high school I was surrounded by a bunch of very right oriented kids (pretty much all due to parental influence) and I had to do a report on the end of the Cold War and I think it was one of the best things that opened my eyes to just how delusional people are with Reagan.
 
2014-03-07 11:20:39 AM  

Tenga: MrBallou: You know the difference between CPAC and Sarah Palin's vagina?

CPAC has never been described as deep.


And the party continues.
 
Bf+
2014-03-07 11:23:13 AM  
rationalwiki.org
/oblig
 
2014-03-07 11:23:28 AM  

kronicfeld: $10? Try half that.


Most grocery stores will carry a 750ml cheap-ass Merlot that's still drinkable; and the Charles Shaw Merlot at Trader Joe's is quite good, even by wine snob standards.

But if you need to splurge on the $5/bottle Merlot in order to float the peace talks, go for it.
 
2014-03-07 11:25:27 AM  
Criticizing Obama without suggesting a viable, alternative plan of action?

My mind is blown by how new and shocking this behavior is.
 
2014-03-07 11:26:52 AM  

oldernell: I was on a flight last year where one of the other passengers ask the flight attendant if the wine was French. She said Yes. It comes in a box but it is French. I chuckled heartily.


It may be me, but I'm not going to hold an airline to the same standard as, say, a restaurant. The fact that they have wine at all is good enough for me.

/Besides, the Australians, Chileans, Argentinians, and Americans also make some pretty good wines.
 
2014-03-07 11:28:08 AM  
Scalise was speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference on a panel discussion about income inequality.

*facepalm*
 
2014-03-07 11:28:11 AM  

brap: So merlot has joined arugula in the Snaxis of Evil?


Along with Dijon mustard.
 
2014-03-07 11:34:14 AM  
One thing I was told in France was that because the French like to drink so much wine, the average person cannot realistically drink 50 Euro bottles with every meal.  They drink much cheaper table wines or house wines.  That's what I found so cool--you don't have to know much about wines, because their cheaper wines are meant to be drinkable by the average person.  At least, I never had a bad experience with house or table wines.
 
2014-03-07 11:34:50 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: /Besides, the Australians, Chileans, Argentinians, and Americans also make some pretty good wines.


Allow me to add: Israel.
 
2014-03-07 11:38:02 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: We're not the ones that just lost a huge chunk of territory, so I have no idea why anyone would be laughing at us right now.


Exactly.  As much as the Republicans want everything to be about the United States, not everything in the world is about the United States.  We aren't going to get in a shooting war with the Russians over this, so, other than that, there's not really anything we can do if Putin is willing to stand his ground and take a hit to his stockmarket and accept a few international sanctions.
 
2014-03-07 11:39:54 AM  

Riche: Well, FFS-- what would these chucklefarks at CPAC have Obama do? Call up the reserves and invade? Carpet bomb Moscow? Start flinging Tomahawk missiles in random directions?


They want him to do everything he's currently doing, just more decisively.  And maybe with his shirt off while riding a horse.
 
2014-03-07 11:42:13 AM  
I'm pretty sure the world is laughing at us because any suggested change - usually policies that are already in place across the First World - touches off an acrimonious political debate.
 
2014-03-07 11:46:28 AM  

born_yesterday: That's what I found so cool--you don't have to know much about wines, because their cheaper wines are meant to be drinkable by the average person. At least, I never had a bad experience with house or table wines.


This is actually fairly solid advice no matter where you go. Most of the time, the dishes will be prepared with the house wine in mind and they should pair nicely.
 
2014-03-07 11:53:52 AM  
If the world is laughing at the US at anything it over the misconception among the right that this whole issue is foremost between Russia and the US.
 
2014-03-07 12:00:32 PM  
I was talking to someone from England about the pros and cons of our country and when it looked like I was winning (barely) he said. " Yeah but your country has Republicans"
Touche
I would not wish Republicans on any country to be honest
 
2014-03-07 12:06:41 PM  

MrBallou: You know the difference between CPAC and Sarah Palin's vagina?


The Men's bathroom stall has more men cumming then Sarah Palin's vagina?
 
2014-03-07 12:19:25 PM  

Riche: [www.atomicarchive.com image 360x410]

** Sigh **

Well, FFS-- what would these chucklefarks at CPAC have Obama do? Call up the reserves and invade? Carpet bomb Moscow? Start flinging Tomahawk missiles in random directions?

Would they be mollified if Kerry downed a fifth of Tequila and swam across the Atlantic?

Thank the gods these idiots are not in the big chair right now-- We would all be dead or breathing radioactive fallout.


/Whatever happened to "Politics stops at the water's edge?"


It died when the blah president was elected.  That a and an epic amount of butt hurt.
 
2014-03-07 12:19:37 PM  

xenophon10k: Without firing a single missile, President Reagan actually brought down the Soviet Union

THIS IS WHAT REPUBLICANS ACTUALLY BELIEVE



So I take it all those deficit hawks on the right want to follow Saint Reagan's lead by exponentially increasing military spending to buy conventional weapons to prepare for a conventional war we're not going to fight?
 
2014-03-07 12:40:52 PM  

jntaylor63: It died when the blah president was elected.  That a and an epic amount of butt hurt.


Just wait till you see the butthurt if Hillary is elected. It will be epic times two. They may hate Obama but they LOATHE the Clintons with every fiber of their being. Successful in his presidency and got away when they had him dead to rights. The Republicans can power Vegas with the Hate they feel for the Clintons. I would love every minute of watching them go deeper down the Abyss

And thats the other thing, Im sick of the whole " Wahhh we can't criticize Obama because he is black!" Well Republicans if you were not best buddies with Racists perhaps you would have more of a point. Plus there is always the Random Republican who says something offensively racist every week thing. Most of the GOP many not be racist but they sure like racists for votes.
 
2014-03-07 12:56:17 PM  
FTA:

Rep. Scalise:  "Without firing a single missile, President Reagan actually brought down the Soviet Union,"

Sure, but that's just because Reagan was too chickenshiat.  What, how many Marines were killed in Lebanon?!  Holy crap, let's pack up and go the hell home!

/Not advocating for 1980s military involvement, I just hate with a passion how today's conserviatives revere Reagan but act nothing like him, kind of like they do for that Jesus fellah.
//No, I'm NOT actually trying to equate Ronnie and Jesus.
 
2014-03-07 01:17:28 PM  

MrBallou: You know the difference between CPAC and Sarah Palin's vagina?


The vagina has a lower number of retards per square foot.
 
2014-03-07 01:19:55 PM  

MrBallou: You know the difference between CPAC and Sarah Palin's vagina?


The presence of Bush?
 
2014-03-07 01:28:04 PM  

ItchyMcDoogle: Just wait till you see the butthurt if Hillary is elected. It will be epic times two. They may hate Obama but they LOATHE the Clintons with every fiber of their being. Successful in his presidency and got away when they had him dead to rights. The Republicans can power Vegas with the Hate they feel for the Clintons. I would love every minute of watching them go deeper down the Abyss.


Oh, Gawd no. Yeah, it would be amusing for the first six months or so after the inauguration, but the tantrum thing gets REALLY old after a while.

So long as the Republicans have the seats to do it they're going to block getting almost ANYTHING done, no matter how obviously good-- just to keep Clinton from having an accomplishment.

That means we're going to be stuck with another 8 years of our infrastructure decaying, another 8 years of college students getting drowned in debt and dragging down the economy, another 8 years of illegal immigrants-- while critical to our economy, being forced to semi-hide in the shadows of legal limbo, another 8 years of Social Security and Medicaid going deeper into the red because simple fixes can't be done, another 8 years of the drug war, another 8 years of plunging the nation unnecessarily further into debt because the Republicans flatly refuse to so much as even close a tax loophole, another 8 years of the 1% getting richer while the 99% get poorer...

...Even worse, with Clinton in the big chair the Derp Squad in Congress may even go through with those threats to not raise the debt ceiling if she doesn't repeal Obamacare or cut food stamps or legalize rape or something stupid like that. Then we'll ALL be in a world of Shiat.


=============================================

And that's the other thing, I'm sick of the whole " Wahhh we can't criticize Obama because he is black!" Well Republicans if you were not best buddies with Racists perhaps you would have more of a point. Plus there is always the Random Republican who says something offensively racist every week thing. Most of the GOP many not be racist but they sure like racists for votes.

31.media.tumblr.com

 
2014-03-07 01:48:08 PM  

xenophon10k: Without firing a single missile, President Reagan actually brought down the Soviet Union

THIS IS WHAT REPUBLICANS ACTUALLY BELIEVE


The GOP's belief that Ronald Reagan destroyed the Soviet Union is reminiscent of the ending to the movie "Dragonslayer". After the dragon was blown up by the wizard's apprentice and crashed into a lake, King Cassiodorus goes to the dead dragon, pulls out a sword and drives the blade into the still smoldering carcass.

A herald exclaims to the people that are gathered: "Behold King Cassiodorus: DRAGONSLAYER!!!!!"

The only thing Ronald Reagan successfully killed were the brain cells in his head.

Some things die on their own, namely empires that choose to spend the majority of their economic resources on their military instead of the welfare of its people.
 
2014-03-07 01:56:40 PM  

MrBallou: You know the difference between CPAC and Sarah Palin's vagina?


CPAC holds more that one douche.
 
2014-03-07 02:12:21 PM  

vpb: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x295]


You just got yourself favorited
 
2014-03-07 02:13:02 PM  
Enough of this sippin' Merlot shiat.  It's time to call in the fluffers to get us pumped up for some serious dick waving.
 
2014-03-07 02:14:01 PM  

unyon: doublesecretprobation: the fact that the GOP is equating the current situation in Ukraine with the cold war is what's embarrassing.

The fact that they view merlot as a thing that elitists drink is pretty funny too.  The fact that it demands that you pronounce it with a french accent is probably why.  farking french.


Merlet on the terlet.  That's how the Real Americans© consume it.

i218.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-07 03:16:26 PM  

xenophon10k: Without firing a single missile, President Reagan actually brought down the Soviet Union

THIS IS WHAT REPUBLICANS ACTUALLY BELIEVE


They also believe he is responsible for the demolition of the Berlin Wall.
 
2014-03-07 04:33:59 PM  
Subby, you don't know he's right for the wrong reasons.

By "us" he could have meant CPAC or the Republican party, in which case he'd be absolutely right about the world laughing at "us."
 
2014-03-07 05:08:34 PM  

born_yesterday: Riche: And considering how ignorant and pliable their belief system is, they'd back a Republican President that nuked the Ukraine (yes, the people we're trying to help), or told them Putin was a good man and his actions were justified.

/OK, the latter example was too stupid to ever be a reality


Well...
http://www.fark.com/goto/8166231/http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow- sh ow/rallying-around-the-wrong-president
 
2014-03-07 05:09:19 PM  

UberDave: grokca: MrBallou: You know the difference between CPAC and Sarah Palin's vagina?

CPAC has never had a black guy in it.


Hiyoooo!!


Well...That's the end of this thread.  So anyone catching MLS opening day tomorrow?  I'll be watching...while drinking merlot.


/Bordeaux actually


And most Bordeaux wines are a mix of cabernet sauvignon and merlot.  So you've got that going for you.
 
2014-03-07 07:02:48 PM  

grokca: MrBallou: You know the difference between CPAC and Sarah Palin's vagina?

CPAC has never had a black guy in it.


Never forget: "The Womb-Shifter".


/obscure?
 
2014-03-07 09:26:55 PM  

grokca: MrBallou: You know the difference between CPAC and Sarah Palin's vagina?

CPAC has never had a black guy in it.


pictures.mastermarf.com
 
2014-03-08 02:34:20 AM  

oldernell: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Twenty bucks for a 4 liter box of it!

15 for 5 liters around here.  People in wine growing countries drink a lot of cheap wine.  They don't spend 20 bucks on a bottle every day.  I was on a flight last year where one of the other passengers ask the flight attendant  if the wine was French. She said Yes.  It comes in a box but it is French.  I chuckled heartily.


Okay, seriously, where do I find a 5 liter jug of wine for $15-20?
 
2014-03-08 08:47:33 AM  

Riche: ItchyMcDoogle: Just wait till you see the butthurt if Hillary is elected. It will be epic times two. They may hate Obama but they LOATHE the Clintons with every fiber of their being. Successful in his presidency and got away when they had him dead to rights. The Republicans can power Vegas with the Hate they feel for the Clintons. I would love every minute of watching them go deeper down the Abyss.

Oh, Gawd no. Yeah, it would be amusing for the first six months or so after the inauguration, but the tantrum thing gets REALLY old after a while.

So long as the Republicans have the seats to do it they're going to block getting almost ANYTHING done, no matter how obviously good-- just to keep Clinton from having an accomplishment.

That means we're going to be stuck with another 8 years of our infrastructure decaying, another 8 years of college students getting drowned in debt and dragging down the economy, another 8 years of illegal immigrants-- while critical to our economy, being forced to semi-hide in the shadows of legal limbo, another 8 years of Social Security and Medicaid going deeper into the red because simple fixes can't be done, another 8 years of the drug war, another 8 years of plunging the nation unnecessarily further into debt because the Republicans flatly refuse to so much as even close a tax loophole, another 8 years of the 1% getting richer while the 99% get poorer...

...Even worse, with Clinton in the big chair the Derp Squad in Congress may even go through with those threats to not raise the debt ceiling if she doesn't repeal Obamacare or cut food stamps or legalize rape or something stupid like that. Then we'll ALL be in a world of Shiat.



So vote Republican??
 
2014-03-08 09:05:09 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: brap: So merlot has joined arugula in the Snaxis of Evil?

Along with Dijon mustard.


And those tasty binder clips....ahh fark this.

If Hilldawg gets elected I'm buying a goddamn shotgun.

I've had it right up to my f*cking eyeteeth with these f*cking acephalic tea-traitors and their nigh decade-long Let's Say Blatantly Stupid Shiat And Soak Bibles In Our Own Piss for Votes contest.
 
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