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2014-03-09 02:24:31 PM
The only thing better than gridlock would be if Congress started actually repealing its farkups.

Hopefully, they'll start with Obamacare with the new Republican Senate in Jan 2015.
 
2014-03-09 02:32:36 PM

StanTheMan: The only thing better than gridlock would be if Congress started actually repealing its farkups.

Hopefully, they'll start with Obamacare with the new Republican Senate in Jan 2015.


And replace it with....?
 
2014-03-09 02:57:30 PM

enry: StanTheMan: The only thing better than gridlock would be if Congress started actually repealing its farkups.

Hopefully, they'll start with Obamacare with the new Republican Senate in Jan 2015.

And replace it with....?


Nothing DUH.

NO NEW!
 
2014-03-09 03:28:56 PM
I thought it was frowned on to call out Farkers by name in a headline?
 
2014-03-09 05:40:01 PM
NPR is still all derped up.  They need to clean out Ken Tomlinson's minions.
 
2014-03-09 05:46:37 PM
I don't get this headline.
 
2014-03-09 05:48:04 PM
Trolling in the boobies

At least make it good man. GOP is boned in '16
 
2014-03-09 05:52:18 PM

bboy: I don't get this headline.


http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=bsabsvr#
 
2014-03-09 05:53:57 PM

Nice Polite Republicans

 
2014-03-09 05:55:23 PM
Democrats didn't like it in 2005 when President George W. Bush wanted to privatize parts of Social Security, and Republicans have never stopped complaining that Democrats were able to take advantage of their congressional majorities in 2010 to push through the Affordable Care Act.

But privatizing Social Security was a really farking stupid bad idea; and the Affordable Care Act (at least the parts that were a giveaway to the insurance companies) was a really farking stupid Republican bad idea.
 
2014-03-09 05:55:42 PM

FatherDale: bboy: I don't get this headline.

http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=bsabsvr#


Ha!  I get it now.  Thanks!
 
2014-03-09 05:56:35 PM
Yes, gridlock is awesome.

I also hire babysitters that don't watch my children.
I go to doctors that don't practice medicine.
I go to restaurants that don't make food.
I hire landscapers that don't cut my lawn.

So it's outstanding that I also hire politicians that don't govern.
 
2014-03-09 05:57:59 PM
"Gridlock is good,"

No, it really isn't.

I get the whole "if they aren't doing anything they aren't doing anything wrong" argument but I still can't see my way clear to cheering government paralysis particularly when it's self induced and almost entirely found on one side.
 
2014-03-09 06:00:07 PM

StanTheMan: The only thing better than gridlock would be if Congress started actually repealing its farkups.

Hopefully, they'll start with Obamacare with the new Republican Senate in Jan 2015.


The Derpman strikes again! He vanishes into the darkness!
 
2014-03-09 06:02:32 PM
It's not just Congress that's split - the public is divided on nearly every issue, too.

I'm gonna need a citation on that, NPR.
 
2014-03-09 06:09:35 PM
BSABSVR?

No, I don't quite like the sound of that one.

BSABSVD?

Eh, I went with that one for awhile, but no.

BSABSVC?

Now we're talking.
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-09 06:12:38 PM

quatchi: I get the whole "if they aren't doing anything they aren't doing anything wrong" argument but I still can't see my way clear to cheering government paralysis particularly when it's self induced and almost entirely found on one side.


No no, spending $25 billion on a government shutdown because Congress can't agree to do even their most basic functions is good for the country because reasons.
 
2014-03-09 06:14:39 PM

SpacePirate: BSABSVR?

No, I don't quite like the sound of that one.

BSABSVD?

Eh, I went with that one for awhile, but no.

BSABSVC?

Now we're talking.
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Apropos of nothing, I was a bit disappointed in "Errol" and didn't think his face looked nearly as scarred as I was led to imagine.
 
2014-03-09 06:19:47 PM
FTFA: A Washington Post-ABC News released Tuesday found that only 22 percent of voters are inclined to give their own representatives another term

And yet they will, won't they?
 
2014-03-09 06:21:37 PM

Therion: Democrats didn't like it in 2005 when President George W. Bush wanted to privatize parts of Social Security, and Republicans have never stopped complaining that Democrats were able to take advantage of their congressional majorities in 2010 to push through the Affordable Care Act.

But privatizing Social Security was a really farking stupid bad idea; and the Affordable Care Act (at least the parts that were a giveaway to the insurance companies) was a really farking stupid Republican bad idea.


Not even remotely a fair comparison. SS privatization was just terrible policy, the ACA is the compromise legislation. Heck, it would have been the health care reform Bush might of passed.
 
2014-03-09 06:22:58 PM

fusillade762: It's not just Congress that's split - the public is divided on nearly every issue, too.

I'm gonna need a citation on that, NPR.


No, no citations for you. Just take their word for it that we're all divided and be content with a gridlocked congress that only benefits the status quo.

:D
 
2014-03-09 06:34:56 PM

Therion: Democrats didn't like it in 2005 when President George W. Bush wanted to privatize parts of Social Security, and Republicans have never stopped complaining that Democrats were able to take advantage of their congressional majorities in 2010 to push through the Affordable Care Act.

But privatizing Social Security was a really farking stupid bad idea; and the Affordable Care Act (at least the parts that were a giveaway to the insurance companies) was a really farking stupid Republican bad idea.


The ACA is not as bad as you think. It is actually helping people. I know at least 2 people who would not be alive if it was not passed and upheld by the SCOTUS.
 
2014-03-09 06:44:54 PM
Um, Obama offered to compromise on ACA. Republicans refused. And it hasn't gained widespread support because republicans keep lying about it.

Yeah. BSBSVR.
 
2014-03-09 06:52:16 PM

Gyrfalcon: StanTheMan: The only thing better than gridlock would be if Congress started actually repealing its farkups.

Hopefully, they'll start with Obamacare with the new Republican Senate in Jan 2015.


The Derpman strikes again! He vanishes into the darkness!


Who knows what derp herps in the hearts of men?

The Derpman knows.

*stirring chord*

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: quatchi: I get the whole "if they aren't doing anything they aren't doing anything wrong" argument but I still can't see my way clear to cheering government paralysis particularly when it's self induced and almost entirely found on one side.

No no, spending $25 billion on a government shutdown because Congress can't agree to do even their most basic functions is good for the country because reasons.


I see you've studied this out!

In the face of your compelling argument I hereby renounce my former foolish libulardo position.

Now I renounce you for not being pure enough to call it a "slim down".

RINO!
 
2014-03-09 06:53:16 PM

PanicMan: Um, Obama offered to compromise on ACA. Republicans refused. And it hasn't gained widespread support because republicans keep lying about it.

Yeah. BSBSVR.


Yep. It is really tough to find any facts about the ACA when there are so many lies.
 
2014-03-09 06:54:48 PM

The Name: Nice Polite Republicans

 
2014-03-09 06:55:55 PM

Zeppelininthesky: Therion: Democrats didn't like it in 2005 when President George W. Bush wanted to privatize parts of Social Security, and Republicans have never stopped complaining that Democrats were able to take advantage of their congressional majorities in 2010 to push through the Affordable Care Act.

But privatizing Social Security was a really farking stupid bad idea; and the Affordable Care Act (at least the parts that were a giveaway to the insurance companies) was a really farking stupid Republican bad idea.

The ACA is not as bad as you think. It is actually helping people. I know at least 2 people who would not be alive if it was not passed and upheld by the SCOTUS.


The pre-existing condition coverage really was a godsend, but ACA is still a shiatty bandaid that doesn't come close to a proper single payer system. We've got a ways to go and I'm afraid the "forced privatized insurance for all!" model might stick around longer than some of you might like.
 
2014-03-09 06:55:56 PM
Is Gridlock Good?

No.
 
2014-03-09 06:56:50 PM
Neither party is happy when the other attempts to ram through one-sided legislation. Democrats didn't like it in 2005 when President George W. Bush wanted to privatize parts of Social Security, and Republicans have never stopped complaining that Democrats were able to take advantage of their congressional majorities in 2010 to push through the Affordable Care Act.

God, someone needs to slap this guy. Hurr durr both sides the same.
 
2014-03-09 07:02:32 PM
You know you gone off the deep end when you lambaste NPR for not being partisan enough for you.
 
2014-03-09 07:08:07 PM

super_grass: You know you gone off the deep end when you lambaste NPR for not being partisan enough for you.


Not fair and balanced enough for ya?
 
2014-03-09 07:12:41 PM

SoupGuru: Yes, gridlock is awesome.

I also hire babysitters that don't watch my children.
I go to doctors that don't practice medicine.
I go to restaurants that don't make food.
I hire landscapers that don't cut my lawn.

So it's outstanding that I also hire politicians that don't govern.


You're not familiar with the concepts behind the founding of America, are you?  Federalism?  Separation of powers?  Anything ring a bell?
 
2014-03-09 07:13:38 PM

Shakin_Haitian: super_grass: You know you gone off the deep end when you lambaste NPR for not being partisan enough for you.

Not fair and balanced enough for ya?


Liberals just irritate him. Especially those who vote Democrat. Nothing to see here.
 
2014-03-09 07:15:04 PM

SpacePirate: Zeppelininthesky: Therion: Democrats didn't like it in 2005 when President George W. Bush wanted to privatize parts of Social Security, and Republicans have never stopped complaining that Democrats were able to take advantage of their congressional majorities in 2010 to push through the Affordable Care Act.

But privatizing Social Security was a really farking stupid bad idea; and the Affordable Care Act (at least the parts that were a giveaway to the insurance companies) was a really farking stupid Republican bad idea.

The ACA is not as bad as you think. It is actually helping people. I know at least 2 people who would not be alive if it was not passed and upheld by the SCOTUS.

The pre-existing condition coverage really was a godsend, but ACA is still a shiatty bandaid that doesn't come close to a proper single payer system. We've got a ways to go and I'm afraid the "forced privatized insurance for all!" model might stick around longer than some of you might like.


Yeah, single payer is best. It will never happen here because the insurance companies are way too large. It would take a massive effort and would put them out of business. That said, it is not actually a bad law. It will save money in the long run and forces the insurance companies to spend money for healthcare instead of stock options and other stuff.
 
2014-03-09 07:16:24 PM

Emposter: FTFA: A Washington Post-ABC News released Tuesday found that only 22 percent of voters are inclined to give their own representatives another term

And yet they will, won't they?


I think it's optimistic to assume that as many as 22% of voters even know who their representative is.
 
2014-03-09 07:17:09 PM

whidbey: Neither party is happy when the other attempts to ram through one-sided legislation. Democrats didn't like it in 2005 when President George W. Bush wanted to privatize parts of Social Security, and Republicans have never stopped complaining that Democrats were able to take advantage of their congressional majorities in 2010 to push through the Affordable Care Act.

God, someone needs to slap this guy. Hurr durr both sides the same.


Agreed, after all, everyone knows they only come together occasionally to pass civil liberty destroying legislation like the Patriot Act. Good luck getting them all into the same room otherwise!
 
2014-03-09 07:18:54 PM

Phinn: SoupGuru: Yes, gridlock is awesome.

I also hire babysitters that don't watch my children.
I go to doctors that don't practice medicine.
I go to restaurants that don't make food.
I hire landscapers that don't cut my lawn.

So it's outstanding that I also hire politicians that don't govern.

You're not familiar with the concepts behind the founding of America, are you?  Federalism?  Separation of powers?  Anything ring a bell?


Yep. The teabaggers are not, however.
 
2014-03-09 07:20:42 PM

enry: StanTheMan: The only thing better than gridlock would be if Congress started actually repealing its farkups.

Hopefully, they'll start with Obamacare with the new Republican Senate in Jan 2015.

And replace it with....?


Poor people dying.  Just like god intended.
 
2014-03-09 07:21:47 PM

Therion: But privatizing Social Security was a really farking stupid bad idea


Could you imagine the riots in late 2008 if that had actually gone through?
 
2014-03-09 07:21:48 PM

SpacePirate: they only come together occasionally to pass civil liberty destroying legislation like the Patriot Act.


Um, you might want to actually revisit the reasons why that got passed before you go all Ron Paul on us here.

Kind of doubt you're going to do that research, though.
 
2014-03-09 07:22:54 PM

Phinn: You're not familiar with the concepts behind the founding of America, are you?  Federalism?  Separation of powers?  Anything ring a bell?


While that's all good and all, you do need to get shiat done eventually, like basic shiat such budgets and allocating money to things, or fixing shiat you farked up previously. That's the kinda things that should be done in Congress regardless. Major legislation may require a bit more to get through, but shiat like budgets should be a no-brainer. The fact that we can't even pass that is more telling of a broken Congress than the fact that we managed to get healthcare reform
 
2014-03-09 07:23:26 PM

Great_Milenko: enry: StanTheMan: The only thing better than gridlock would be if Congress started actually repealing its farkups.

Hopefully, they'll start with Obamacare with the new Republican Senate in Jan 2015.

And replace it with....?

Poor people dying.  Just like god intended.


Great_Milenko: enry: StanTheMan: The only thing better than gridlock would be if Congress started actually repealing its farkups.

Hopefully, they'll start with Obamacare with the new Republican Senate in Jan 2015.

And replace it with....?

Poor people dying.  Just like god intended.


They will replace it with tax cuts for the rich and elimination of food stamps. Couple that with closing woman's clinics and the "healthcare" plan is complete.
 
2014-03-09 07:28:11 PM

Shakin_Haitian: super_grass: You know you gone off the deep end when you lambaste NPR for not being partisan enough for you.

Not fair and balanced enough for ya?


Doesn't pass my personal, arbitrary purity test for media sources.
 
2014-03-09 07:30:18 PM

whidbey: SpacePirate: they only come together occasionally to pass civil liberty destroying legislation like the Patriot Act.

Um, you might want to actually revisit the reasons why that got passed before you go all Ron Paul on us here.

Kind of doubt you're going to do that research, though.


Yes, because only hardcore Paul supporters care about the 4th amendment and the Bill of Rights. Yay?

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/12/joe-biden-drafted-the-core-of -t he-patriot-act-in-1995-before-the-oklahoma-city-bombing.html
 
2014-03-09 07:32:33 PM

Doktor_Zhivago: Trolling in the boobies

At least make it good man. GOP is boned in '16


I use $1s and $5s as bait when I troll for boobies.
 
2014-03-09 07:33:37 PM

SpacePirate: whidbey: SpacePirate: they only come together occasionally to pass civil liberty destroying legislation like the Patriot Act.

Um, you might want to actually revisit the reasons why that got passed before you go all Ron Paul on us here.

Kind of doubt you're going to do that research, though.

Yes, because only hardcore Paul supporters care about the 4th amendment and the Bill of Rights. Yay?

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/12/joe-biden-drafted-the-core-of -t he-patriot-act-in-1995-before-the-oklahoma-city-bombing.html


Yep.

You don't want to actually do any real research as to why Democrats voted for it

Called that one. Also your blog sucks.
 
2014-03-09 07:41:48 PM
Even NPR is being accused of being Republican, now?
 
2014-03-09 07:45:31 PM

whidbey: SpacePirate: whidbey: SpacePirate: they only come together occasionally to pass civil liberty destroying legislation like the Patriot Act.

Um, you might want to actually revisit the reasons why that got passed before you go all Ron Paul on us here.

Kind of doubt you're going to do that research, though.

Yes, because only hardcore Paul supporters care about the 4th amendment and the Bill of Rights. Yay?

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/12/joe-biden-drafted-the-core-of -t he-patriot-act-in-1995-before-the-oklahoma-city-bombing.html

Yep.

You don't want to actually do any real research as to why Democrats voted for it

Called that one. Also your blog sucks.


Thanks for all those amazing arguments, links and citations proving me wrong. Then after campaigning against it as a lolconstitutional law professor, Obama definitely didn't do a complete 180 and expand those powers once elected. That didn't happen either, I guess.

I'd bet it probably went down like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUTIPQxo21c

/my blog is pretty shiatty, actually
 
2014-03-09 07:46:04 PM

SpacePirate: whidbey: SpacePirate: they only come together occasionally to pass civil liberty destroying legislation like the Patriot Act.

Um, you might want to actually revisit the reasons why that got passed before you go all Ron Paul on us here.

Kind of doubt you're going to do that research, though.

Yes, because only hardcore Paul supporters care about the 4th amendment and the Bill of Rights. Yay?

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/12/joe-biden-drafted-the-core-of -t he-patriot-act-in-1995-before-the-oklahoma-city-bombing.html


This is why we should have elected Romney. People will start caring about stuff like this again.
 
2014-03-09 07:46:50 PM

whidbey: You don't want to actually do any real research as to why Democrats voted for it


You say that as if there are any set of reasons that would justify them voting for it.

If Dick Cheney was threatening to force lightning their kids if they didn't, then I still wouldn't give them a pass.
 
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