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2014-03-09 07:52:42 PM  
4 votes:
2014-03-09 05:53:57 PM  
4 votes:

Nice Polite Republicans

2014-03-09 06:09:35 PM  
3 votes:

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


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


Now we're talking.
2014-03-09 06:52:16 PM  
2 votes:

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".

2014-03-09 05:56:35 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2014-03-10 10:00:47 AM  
1 vote:

Phinn: JolobinSmokin: [ image 564x353]

If I were affiliated with Fox News or Bill O'Reilly, I'd sue you for that.  And Fark.

So you would be willing to both lose a bunch og money on a lawsuit you would lose AND expose your complete lack of understanding on American law?

Well.... I applaud your honesty at least.

/hint: Parody is protected use.
2014-03-10 12:45:09 AM  
1 vote:

whidbey: Gyrfalcon: BMFPitt: Gyrfalcon: We (me & whidbey) often disagree about details. That's why we come here. I would never think my puerile arguments would change his mind, nor his mine. But at least I know he has the courage of his convictions. More than I can say about at least half the ITGs on Fark.

So can we have an official ruling on whether you, as a fellow Obama supporter, were saying he was being a bit of a lockstep lackey?

I think I said there was no excuse for anyone who voted for the Patriot act and they all deserved censure for their various craven and opportunistic reasons. Obama included. They were more than "lockstep lackeys", they were cowards, and it was unconscionable and wrong.

I guess I don't understand how they were "cowards" if the threats seemed real enough at the time?

Also, do you really think we could have just pulled the plug on everything given that Bush's policies really did create enemies that we didn't have before?

Because the threats weren't real. That is, the war threats weren't real. The alleged WMDs were not real--this was known. Saddam's ties to 9/11 were not real--this was known. The so-called nuclear enrichment program was not real--this was known. The sanctions were working--this was known. Anyone with half a brain knew these things--they were in the 9/11 Commission Report, they had been in news reports, they were on the Internet. If you wanted to find more, it was available.

As to the "threat" of being called "unpatriotic"--that's b/s, as far as I'm concerned. This is still America. A charge of treason is hard to prove, and was harder still before we actually went to Iraq. So you didn't vote for a piece of legislation and the President called you unpatriotic--so what. It was 2001, the next election cycle wasn't coming up until next year, and people would have forgotten it by then. Regardless of the dread powers people like to impute to the President, wholesale imprisonment and execution aren't among them. So that's not something I'm prepared to allow people to claim.

For your last question: We had justification for going into Afghanistan, and the world did not hate us quite as actively then. We didn't have all those enemies until we decided to go into Iraq with the reasons we used; so yes, absolutely we could have pulled the plug, as you say, in 2003, and gone back to the carrot instead of the stick. It was bullying everyone into supporting us in Iraq and pulling the Lone Cowboy act that alienated all our allies; and Obama has done a reasonably good job of reversing the trend in just a few short years even WITH our troops in Afghanistan (and Iraq until recently) by just not going in everywhere with fists flying.

I understand where you're coming from; and why you would think it was an insurmountable issue--but what's good for the goose is good for the gander imo. If Republicans were wrong to vote for the Patriot Act because patriotism, then Democrats were wrong to vote for it because fear. YMMV, and that's fine. We've got the damn thing now, and the better argument is How do we get rid of it?
2014-03-09 07:54:21 PM  
1 vote:

JolobinSmokin: [ image 564x353]

Jesus, did Obama's magical time machine send you back to a 2006 Geocities site?
2014-03-09 07:49:44 PM  
1 vote:

whidbey: Is Gridlock Good?


Well, that was a short article. Now on to the next topic!
2014-03-09 07:32:33 PM  
1 vote:

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 06:55:56 PM  
1 vote:
Is Gridlock Good?

2014-03-09 06:44:54 PM  
1 vote:
Um, Obama offered to compromise on ACA. Republicans refused. And it hasn't gained widespread support because republicans keep lying about it.

2014-03-09 06:00:07 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:52:18 PM  
1 vote:

bboy: I don't get this headline.
2014-03-09 03:28:56 PM  
1 vote:
I thought it was frowned on to call out Farkers by name in a headline?
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