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2014-06-09 11:11:15 AM  
Reads more like some loony manifesto than a political platform..
 
2014-06-09 11:42:50 AM  
It reads like something that was written in crayon because the writer is not allowed to have pointy objects that could cause harm to self or others.
 
2014-06-09 12:24:28 PM  
Would it be too much to ask some trolling Democrat in Congress to try to introduce a "refund ACORN" bill?
 
2014-06-09 12:59:39 PM  
Next up: Conversion Therapy to cure you from being a democrat.
 
2014-06-09 01:05:51 PM  

markie_farkie: Reads more like some loony manifesto than a political platform..


You did see the words Texas and GOP in the headline didn't you?
 
2014-06-09 01:09:57 PM  

NuttierThanEver: You did see the words Texas and GOP in the headline didn't you?


I live in Texas.. I witness it every day, first-hand.

Granted, most of the major metro areas are pretty blue, but once you venture out into the sticks/swamps/deserted areas, it's Derpapalooza all day every day.

It's pretty telling when the convention's straw poll for President had Cruz in a commanding first place.  Of course, Perry was voted dead-last out of 4 "candidates" so there's that!
 
2014-06-09 01:22:47 PM  
It's just a draft.

You libs are going to look pretty silly when the final version comes out and it's completely reasonable.
 
2014-06-09 01:23:45 PM  

NuttierThanEver: markie_farkie: Reads more like some loony manifesto than a political platform..

You did see the words Texas and GOP in the headline didn't you?


Yeah but this is the major political party in the second-largest state in the country gone full retard on a lot of issues.  Beyond the climate-change denial (this is a Big Oil state, after all), it is sad to see that so many of these ideas are, by virtue of them being embraced by the TXGOP, mainstream.  Especially the anti-vax thing, but so much of it is deeply troubling.

Of course the national GOP isn't much better.
 
2014-06-09 01:47:54 PM  
Did they manage to fit Agenda 21 in there, and mention how the Sheriff is the highest legal authority in the land?
 
2014-06-09 02:00:04 PM  
Good luck on the direct election of Senators thing, given that it's, y'know, part of the US constitution now.
 
2014-06-09 02:00:24 PM  
See, both sides are equally bad.
 
2014-06-09 02:02:22 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: It's just a draft.

You libs are going to look pretty silly when the final version comes out and it's completely reasonable.


In Texas, from the GOP DERP brigade, who are you kidding?
 
2014-06-09 02:03:55 PM  

markie_farkie: NuttierThanEver: You did see the words Texas and GOP in the headline didn't you?

I live in Texas.. I witness it every day, first-hand.

Granted, most of the major metro areas are pretty blue, but once you venture out into the sticks/swamps/deserted areas, it's Derpapalooza all day every day.

It's pretty telling when the convention's straw poll for President had Cruz in a commanding first place.  Of course, Perry was voted dead-last out of 4 "candidates" so there's that!


Lotta hate for Perry from Bush Republicans.
 
2014-06-09 02:05:11 PM  
FTFA:...requiring that a list of certified deaths be provided to the election administrator in order that the names of deceased voters be removed from the list of registered voters.

A lot of stupidity of course, but I agree with this. There ought to also be a streamlined way to remove the names of people who have moved out of the area. I remember voting in an election when I was 18 and I saw my sister's name on the rolls. She is 8 years older than I am and hadn't lived in that district or even the same state in 10 years. I'm sure my experience is not unique.
 
2014-06-09 02:09:36 PM  
It's funny. You would almost think that these hurpadurpas admire people like the Taliban and Iran and crazy backwater fundamentalist wackjobs. I mean, look at all the trouble they are going to in becoming more and more and more like them every day.

What's next Texas, forcing your women to wander your blasted hellscape in heavy dark black cloth from head to toe? So they don't tempt the poor men and such?
 
2014-06-09 02:09:50 PM  
FTFA: ...encouraging schools to embrace "subjects with emphasis on the Judeo-Christian principles upon which America was founded

i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-09 02:12:49 PM  
Why does the GOP hate democracy?
 
2014-06-09 02:12:55 PM  
Well, it's almost official.

The Texas GOP is trying to add antivaccination to their party platform.

Where is the anti-fluoridation mumbo-jumbo, or is that included in their anti-Agenda 21 malarkey?

I wonder if they'll dump that antivax stuff and just straight up say we need to violate the first amendment and teach creationism in school, laws be damned.
 
2014-06-09 02:14:20 PM  
Not clicking.
Could someone summarize a bit more than "derp derpy derp derp"?
 
2014-06-09 02:15:36 PM  

Kimyo: Not clicking.
Could someone summarize a bit more than "derp derpy derp derp"?


Not really. Just imagine the biggest pile of idiocy you can imagine, hear it in the voice of the Swedish Chef, and you are pretty much spot on.

Much like most of the Fark Independent(tm) astroturf brigade these days.
 
2014-06-09 02:15:46 PM  
Yay.

I suppose this will eventually help the demise of the theocrats, but dammit I'm ready for them to be gone already.
 
2014-06-09 02:16:16 PM  

Somacandra: FTFA:...requiring that a list of certified deaths be provided to the election administrator in order that the names of deceased voters be removed from the list of registered voters.

A lot of stupidity of course, but I agree with this. There ought to also be a streamlined way to remove the names of people who have moved out of the area. I remember voting in an election when I was 18 and I saw my sister's name on the rolls. She is 8 years older than I am and hadn't lived in that district or even the same state in 10 years. I'm sure my experience is not unique.


It should be automatic.

Death cert filed, removed from voter rolls.
 
2014-06-09 02:19:01 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Good luck on the direct election of Senators thing, given that it's, y'know, part of the US constitution now.


If I'm recalling correctly, they wanted to amend the constitution to repeal the amendment that enstated that.  The 17th?  Yeah.

We as a people did use to amend the constitution somewhat frequently, although such a broad-based removal of voting privileges from everyone just to stuff the Senate under easily-gerrymandered statehouse controls doesn't seem like it would have a lot of traction on the popular side.
 
2014-06-09 02:19:39 PM  
TFA: opposition to "any direct financial support of special interest organizations, such as ACORN and the ACLU, by any level of government."

And yet these people are all about school vouchers, which is basically just a mechanism to funnel government money to sectarian religious organizations.
 
2014-06-09 02:20:49 PM  
They want to repeal the 17th?  Great, we can party like it's 1919.
 
2014-06-09 02:20:50 PM  
I'm assuming they want to get rid of direct election of Senators so that they can gerrymander the Senate too.

Am I right?
 
2014-06-09 02:24:28 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: It's just a draft.

You libs are going to look pretty silly when the final version comes out and it's completely reasonable.


Yeah, and we're gonna look silly skating in Hell too, and when that happens, you can laugh.
 
2014-06-09 02:25:18 PM  
So if you read the document, it has the header:

Preserving American Freedom

Point #2

Return the appointment of U.S. Senators by the State Legislatures.

And then a few lines down:

We decry the appointment of unelected bureaucrats, and we urge Congress to use their constitutional authority to defund and abolish these positions and return authority to duly elected officials, accountable to the electorate. In the interim we hold Congress responsible for agency decisions. Executive decisions by agencies must be reviewed and approved by Congress taking effect.

Talk about some massive cognitive dissonance.

Other nuggets:

Socialism breeds mediocrity. America is exceptional. Therefore, the Republican Party of Texas opposes socialism, in all of its forms.

So they're going to give up their Medicaid and Medicare?
 
2014-06-09 02:26:51 PM  

neongoats: Kimyo: Not clicking.
Could someone summarize a bit more than "derp derpy derp derp"?

Not really. Just imagine the biggest pile of idiocy you can imagine, hear it in the voice of the Swedish Chef, and you are pretty much spot on.

Much like most of the Fark Independent(tm) astroturf brigade these days.


Great, now every time I see the Swedish Chef I'm going to hear Bill O'Rielly's voice...

/Isn't Fark Independent(tm) and astroturfing repeating yourself?
 
2014-06-09 02:27:33 PM  

factoryconnection: Jim_Callahan: Good luck on the direct election of Senators thing, given that it's, y'know, part of the US constitution now.

If I'm recalling correctly, they wanted to amend the constitution to repeal the amendment that enstated that.  The 17th?  Yeah.

We as a people did use to amend the constitution somewhat frequently, although such a broad-based removal of voting privileges from everyone just to stuff the Senate under easily-gerrymandered statehouse controls doesn't seem like it would have a lot of traction on the popular side.


There are advocates to remove the 19th in our country, some of them women, solely so the GOP never loses again.
 
2014-06-09 02:29:29 PM  

thornhill: Socialism breeds mediocrity. America is exceptional. Therefore, the Republican Party of Texas opposes socialism, in all of its forms.


This is modern-day "War is Peace, Ignorance is Strength" stuff.  Wow.
 
2014-06-09 02:31:18 PM  
Eddie Adams from Torrance: You libs are going to look pretty silly when the final version comes out and it's completely reasonable.

it's already been published

www.cityfarmer.info
 
2014-06-09 02:35:23 PM  

RsquaredW: thornhill: Socialism breeds mediocrity. America is exceptional. Therefore, the Republican Party of Texas opposes socialism, in all of its forms.

This is modern-day "War is Peace, Ignorance is Strength" stuff.  Wow.


Crap like this just reflects how little clue people have to what life is like in many Western European and far east Asian countries.
 
2014-06-09 02:38:44 PM  

Kimyo: Not clicking.
Could someone summarize a bit more than "derp derpy derp derp"?


Basically, "guns-n-bibles will cure you of teh ghey"
 
2014-06-09 02:38:50 PM  

Doc Daneeka: I'm assuming they want to get rid of direct election of Senators so that they can gerrymander the Senate too.

Am I right?


Sort of - there's no need to gerrymander seats if you can just buy off the state legislature. They'll still do it, and for the same reasons they do it now, but buying state legislatures (or legislators) is cheaper than national ones.

It's also a great way of making EVERY. SINGLE. state race a referendum on their supposed Senate choice; and a great way of further obscuring the actual state issues at play in a state election. Because we need oh-so-much more of that.
 
2014-06-09 02:39:02 PM  

Somacandra: FTFA:...requiring that a list of certified deaths be provided to the election administrator in order that the names of deceased voters be removed from the list of registered voters.

A lot of stupidity of course, but I agree with this. There ought to also be a streamlined way to remove the names of people who have moved out of the area. I remember voting in an election when I was 18 and I saw my sister's name on the rolls. She is 8 years older than I am and hadn't lived in that district or even the same state in 10 years. I'm sure my experience is not unique.


I really really REALLY hate typing this...

I agree WITH JUST THIS ONE POINT too.  And I'm from *ahem* Illinois.

I do think there should be a much better way of updating voting rolls w.r.t. the dead.  Addresses should be updated regularly as well, but much more so the dead.

*wipes hands on pants*
 
2014-06-09 02:43:19 PM  
Well the anti-vaxxer plank seems self solving.
 
2014-06-09 02:43:54 PM  

eurotrader: It reads like something that was written in crayon because the writer is not allowed to have pointy objects that could cause harm to self or others.


Dude..........  it's easy to sharpen a crayon.  And most of them's eyes are bigger than their nostrils!
 
2014-06-09 02:45:35 PM  
They do want to get rid of the TSA! So even a broken clock assembled by a blind monkey then smashed by another blind monkey and repaired by an armadillo is right once a century. Or something.
 
2014-06-09 02:46:24 PM  

pueblonative: Well the anti-vaxxer plank seems self solving.


Well you would think. Until it threatens the herd immunity and vast swathes of the population need to start getting smallpox vax again because some derpy jesus herder decided that "God was his vaccine!"

Also, mumps and measles are exploding right now because of these farking tardbuckets.
 
2014-06-09 02:51:33 PM  

Somacandra: FTFA:...requiring that a list of certified deaths be provided to the election administrator in order that the names of deceased voters be removed from the list of registered voters.

A lot of stupidity of course, but I agree with this. There ought to also be a streamlined way to remove the names of people who have moved out of the area. I remember voting in an election when I was 18 and I saw my sister's name on the rolls. She is 8 years older than I am and hadn't lived in that district or even the same state in 10 years. I'm sure my experience is not unique.


How would Dems in NY get (re)elected?

My late dad's name was on the rolls a long time after. I told them a few times, then gave up.
 
2014-06-09 02:54:54 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: It's just a draft.

You libs are going to look pretty silly when the final version comes out and it's completely reasonable.


I expect it'll include about 50 or 60 pages of "ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY" or similar.
 
2014-06-09 02:58:24 PM  
Anyone remember the good old days when minorities and women knew their place?
 
2014-06-09 03:00:27 PM  
Wow, they really just... Hm... yep, they got it all in there, didn't they?  I've got to admit, I'm impressed.. they're really swinging for the fences on this one.  This is amazing.  Amazing and retarded.
 
2014-06-09 03:00:40 PM  
Wow. That was off the scale. They have reached Derpcon 1. Gone full Potato. That would be brilliant satire if it wasn't the scary truth.

I'm surprised that they haven't made being a Democrat a hanging offense.

Yet.
 
2014-06-09 03:04:45 PM  

Satan's Bunny Slippers: I agree WITH JUST THIS ONE POINT too. And I'm from *ahem* Illinois. I do think there should be a much better way of updating voting rolls w.r.t. the dead. Addresses should be updated regularly as well, but much more so the dead.


By couching one or two actual reasonable, desirable, possibly even actionable reforms with layer after layer of precious bodily fluids crapola, Republicans destroy any chance of legitimately criticizing the Obama Adminstration or fixing actual real problems. When you take a serious of ginormous shiats in your own well, no one will want to the drink the water afterwards unless they already like slurping shiat. Pity, because there is much to legitimately criticize.
 
2014-06-09 03:05:49 PM  

Somacandra: FTFA:...requiring that a list of certified deaths be provided to the election administrator in order that the names of deceased voters be removed from the list of registered voters.

A lot of stupidity of course, but I agree with this. There ought to also be a streamlined way to remove the names of people who have moved out of the area. I remember voting in an election when I was 18 and I saw my sister's name on the rolls. She is 8 years older than I am and hadn't lived in that district or even the same state in 10 years. I'm sure my experience is not unique.


The Help America [not] Vote Act only required states to use a common database state-wide. That your sister moved out of state is why she was still listed in your home district.

As for removing dead people, there generally is a process for doing that, but it's obviously not done in the run-up to an election. (More false positives than you can imagine.)
 
2014-06-09 03:05:54 PM  

THIS IS WHAT ALL REPUBLICAN VOTERS ACTUALLY BELIEVE

 
2014-06-09 03:06:52 PM  

AMonkey'sUncle: My late dad's name was on the rolls a long time after. I told them a few times, then gave up.


Well you can't expect them to take the oral word of a bloke they don't know from Adam about such an issue, but there must be a legit way with a paper trail to challenge and remove dead folks.
 
2014-06-09 03:09:16 PM  

Misch: The Help America [not] Vote Act only required states to use a common database state-wide. That your sister moved out of state is why she was still listed in your home district. As for removing dead people, there generally is a process for doing that, but it's obviously not done in the run-up to an election. (More false positives than you can imagine.)


Clarification, this was 1990, long before the HAV act. But small elections are always taking place during a year, so run-up is a little vague. I'm sure there are false positives too---that's why its got to be traceable and such as.
 
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