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2009-03-26 5:51:24 PM  
And why does their "plan" talk mostly about Obama's budget?


Putting "NO" in a document doesn't turn it into a plan.
 
2009-03-26 5:51:50 PM  

Antonio_Talibanderas:
In short, this is what Sarah Palin would look like if she were a PDF document.


Perfect.
 
2009-03-26 5:53:03 PM  
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2009-03-26 5:53:26 PM  
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2009-03-26 5:54:04 PM  

thomps: then you'll love the republican party. it's led by a black guy and an indian, and instead of a budget they have a crayon drawing of a bald eagle high-fiving jesus.


I have to have that on a t-shirt. Quick, Farker artists, create that t-shirt!
 
2009-03-26 5:54:22 PM  

priestrape:

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this should keep the neocon douchebags from pulling that "unicorns and rainbows" crap out of their asses again. Right?


Ooooh, oh! I wanna write like a Republican!

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/lol @ shiatty writing ability
 
2009-03-26 5:54:22 PM  
From their "plan":

With regard to entitlements, Republicans support the
notion that wealthy seniors like Warren Buffett and
George Soros can afford to pay $2 per day more for their
Medicare prescription drug coverage


WTF?!?! Bitter much? Lets just target out Democrats who are old and rich.

Man the butthurt is strong and petty.
 
2009-03-26 5:55:53 PM  
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2009-03-26 5:56:26 PM  

Corvus: From their "plan":

With regard to entitlements, Republicans support the
notion that wealthy seniors like Warren Buffett and
George Soros can afford to pay $2 per day more for their
Medicare prescription drug coverage

WTF?!?! Bitter much? Lets just target out Democrats who are old and rich.

Man the butthurt is strong and petty.


Wow! That is some weak fark right there. This is the Budget of Wharrgarble Party for sure.
 
2009-03-26 5:56:53 PM  

krelborne: What is it about the words "blueprint" and "wait until next week" that you find so hard to understand?


I'll tell you this much ... he said "wait until next week" because he doesn't have a farking clue what the answer to the question is.
 
2009-03-26 5:57:46 PM  
From the "plan":

The Republican budget ends this failed bailout strategy
by refusing to assume additional spending for bailouts.


You mean the one BUSH created?!?!?!
 
2009-03-26 5:57:50 PM  

PascalsGhost: LOL, what an idiot. I feel bad for you that you are so invested in your "team" that you even have to defend the absurdly undefensable.


Dude, you're one of the most partisan hacks in this place. If there's anyone who's invested in a team, it's you. And you tend to be a jackass about it. An amusing jackass at times, but a jackass nonetheless.

I'm not defending it; I called it stupid.

Ignoring context to create a false reality is one of the most obvious and common political games around.
 
2009-03-26 5:57:52 PM  
This is a happy day
 
2009-03-26 5:58:03 PM  

krelborne: And you're doing it, too. What is it about the words "blueprint" and "wait until next week" that you find so hard to understand?


So then he was lying when he said "Two nights ago, the president said we haven't seen a budget yet of the Republicans," said House Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio). "Well, it's not true, because here it is Mr. President."

So, take your pick: A lie either way.
 
2009-03-26 5:58:12 PM  

h8_u_2: Corvus: From their "plan":

With regard to entitlements, Republicans support the
notion that wealthy seniors like Warren Buffett and
George Soros can afford to pay $2 per day more for their
Medicare prescription drug coverage

WTF?!?! Bitter much? Lets just target out Democrats who are old and rich.

Man the butthurt is strong and petty.

Wow! That is some weak fark right there. This is the Budget of Wharrgarble Party for sure.


Christ, I missed that. Is that really freakin in there?
 
2009-03-26 5:58:27 PM  

Antonio_Talibanderas:

In short, this is what Sarah Palin would look like if she were a PDF document.


Having worked in magazine publishing and various creative departments, I wonder if they didn't give this one to the interns - to write and design!

Seriously, ouch. Sounds like what you write in a high school lit paper to fill out the four page requirement after you ran out of content on page two:


In addition to securing our nation's major entitlements,
by enacting common-sense reforms and weeding out
waste, fraud, and abuse, Republicans propose to undo the
recent reckless and wasteful Democrat spending binge
included in the so-called "stimulus" and omnibus bills. In
addition, Republicans would cut overall nondefense
spending by reforming or eliminating a host of wasteful
programs deemed ineffective by various government
entities. And Republicans would fully fund our ongoing
commitments overseas while devoting the entirety of any
savings from reduced fighting to deficit reduction,
rebuilding our military, and funding our commitment to
our veterans.


Wow. I mean, great. And by saying that I will win a gold medal in high dive by practicing diving and going to the olympics does not make it so. This is fluff. This would be fine if it were coming from a candidate during an election, because it gives an overview of broad goals and ideals. But it is a joke coming from elected officials in a time of actual crisis when real numbers and plans are being called for.

We the people are fighting for our livelihoods and - in some real cases - our lives. We don't need partisan nose-thumbing like this right now, from either side.
 
2009-03-26 5:58:28 PM  

krelborne: pixistick: krelborne: The "defense" of this is just explaining what it is: a blueprint. It's stupid, but it's not the budget. The "multi-hundred-page" budget's due to be released next week, according to House Repubs.

Then why did John Boehner say "Obama said we didn't have a budget, here it is" and hold this up?

Ooooh, you got him! He called it a budget! He never used the word outline or blueprint in that particular sentence! No backsies!


Even if you use the word blueprint it doesn't make sense. It's more like a cartoon outline than a blueprint or a budget.
 
2009-03-26 5:59:23 PM  
So I went to my professor and said "Two nights ago, you said you haven't seen my overdue final paper. Well, it's not true, because here it is Mr. Professor."

I then waved a thin document at him and said "here's a blueprint of my paper, I'll have some detail next week."

Then for some strange reason he said "That's not a paper you idiot, you're getting an F in my class and if I could I'd give you an F in English as well for that nonsensical statement. Now get the fark out of my office." and I couldn't for the life of me figure out why.

Why yes, I am a republican, why do you ask?
 
2009-03-26 5:59:37 PM  
That's just sad.
 
2009-03-26 5:59:38 PM  

h8_u_2: Wow! That is some weak fark right there. This is the Budget of Wharrgarble Party for sure.


Come on stop being cynical, don't you think Soros and Buffet paying $2 a day more will pull us out of our medicare crisis?

The whole "plan" is almost all attacks on Democrats. 3/4 of it is just attacks.
 
2009-03-26 5:59:39 PM  
I'd say that I'm surprised they didn't use wider margins and bump the font a notch to stretch it into an even 20 pages, but with all the images I think it would have just made it look funny.
 
2009-03-26 5:59:42 PM  

krelborne: Dude, you're one of the most partisan hacks in this place. If there's anyone who's invested in a team, it's you. And you tend to be a jackass about it. An amusing jackass at times, but a jackass nonetheless.


LOL, ok dickweed.

I'm not defending it; I called it stupid.

Sure you did.

Ignoring context to create a false reality is one of the most obvious and common political games around.

And nobody ignored any context here. You are full of shiat.
 
2009-03-26 6:00:12 PM  

DamnYankees: This is a real chart from the budget:

Link (new window)


I hope they're not really trying, because if they are, the laziness and stupidity that represents makes me fear for the future of this country.
 
2009-03-26 6:02:10 PM  

PascalsGhost: And nobody ignored any context here. You are full of shiat.


Yeah, I've heard you say that before. You have no argument, so you just claim the othe person is full of shiat. And if you Ctrl+F "stupid", you'll see that I did call it that. So not only are you ignoring what Boehner said to concoct a bunch of horseshiat, you are ignoring what I said, too. Bite me, jackass.
 
2009-03-26 6:02:21 PM  
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2009-03-26 6:02:28 PM  

Corvus: From their "plan":

With regard to entitlements, Republicans support the
notion that wealthy seniors like Warren Buffett and
George Soros can afford to pay $2 per day more for their
Medicare prescription drug coverage

WTF?!?! Bitter much? Lets just target out Democrats who are old and rich.

Man the butthurt is strong and petty.


So they're fine with raising the cost of health insurance for people of all income levels, but vehemently opposed to raising taxes on just the wealthy.
 
2009-03-26 6:03:54 PM  

krelborne: So not only are you ignoring what Boehner said


Speaking of ignoring what Boehner said:

"Two nights ago, the president said we haven't seen a budget yet of the Republicans," said House Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio). "Well, it's not true, because here it is Mr. President."
 
2009-03-26 6:05:11 PM  

Corvus: From their "plan":

With regard to entitlements, Republicans support the
notion that wealthy seniors like Warren Buffett and
George Soros can afford to pay $2 per day more for their
Medicare prescription drug coverage

WTF?!?! Bitter much? Lets just target out Democrats who are old and rich.

Man the butthurt is strong and petty.


Wait, did they just come out in favor of the rich paying more for something than the non-rich? What's next, supporting higher taxes for the wealthy because they can afford it?

Or maybe "wealthy senions like Warren Buffett and George Soros" only means they want to rich non-republicans pay more.

Oh wait, I forgot that selling out stated core principles just to take a cheap shot at the opposition is the actual GOP platform.
 
2009-03-26 6:05:19 PM  

krelborne: PascalsGhost: And nobody ignored any context here. You are full of shiat.

Yeah, I've heard you say that before. You have no argument, so you just claim the othe person is full of shiat. And if you Ctrl+F "stupid", you'll see that I did call it that. So not only are you ignoring what Boehner said to concoct a bunch of horseshiat, you are ignoring what I said, too. Bite me, jackass.


What context was ignored? Give it to me and I'll simply apologize. What did Boehner say that makes this less of a joke?

You do realize that even Republicans are currently arguing among themselves cause they know it was horrible and Pence was afool to throw it out already, right?

Seriously, give it to me and I apologize.
 
2009-03-26 6:06:06 PM  
I came in here to make a comment about how we need to get back to pay-as-you-go.. got knocked on my ass by some flowchart humor. It's like fark and xkcd merged for one glorious thread.
 
2009-03-26 6:06:26 PM  
Will someone please remind me of the last time our Senate and Congressional representatives actually represented our best interests. Someone voted for these putzes.
Please stop that.
 
2009-03-26 6:06:41 PM  
Wow did "Fark independents" write this?


But the failure of
government policy and the market distortions it caused
are the seeds of the crisis. Although well-intended, the
federal government unintentionally contributed to the
housing bubble by promoting home ownership for people
that could not afford it through the Community
Reinvestment Act (CRA). CRA was enacted in 1977 to
encourage banks and thrifts to help meet the credit needs
of their communities, including low- and moderate-
income neighborhoods. But CRA has encouraged banks
to make risky loans, contributing to the record
foreclosures that have roiled mortgage markets and the
larger economy.



Yeah too bad MOST lending institutions that went under were not commercial banks or thrifts and were not under CRA. And CRA forces no bank to make a risky loan.

Even the Bush treasury department said it CRA loans had nothing to do with it.
 
2009-03-26 6:07:50 PM  

ChancesAre910: thomps: Adjective Bird Whiskey: I don't trust white people or their budgets.

then you'll love the republican party. it's led by a black guy and an indian, and instead of a budget they have a crayon drawing of a bald eagle high-fiving jesus.

Where can I buy my bald eagle high-fiving Jesus t-shirt?


late to the party and this has probably already been posted but I have to...

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2009-03-26 6:08:32 PM  

Thrag: Wait, did they just come out in favor of the rich paying more for something than the non-rich? What's next, supporting higher taxes for the wealthy because they can afford it?

Or maybe "wealthy senions like Warren Buffett and George Soros" only means they want to rich non-republicans pay more.


Well they also want to cap the top bracket to 25% percent in their "plan" so when the rich pays $2 a day more they would be getting millions from taxes.
 
2009-03-26 6:08:35 PM  
So I called the power company and told them: "You said two nights ago I hadn't paid my bill. Well, it's not true because here it is!"

-waves picture of mocked up sample check-

"This is what my payment will look like. Next week I might actually have some money."

"Hey, why are you turning off my service?"
 
2009-03-26 6:08:51 PM  

krelborne: What is it about the words "blueprint" and "wait until next week" that you find so hard to understand?


Ok, I'm calling your bluff. What exactly did Mr. Boehner mean when he held this document up and said "here it is" in regard to the lack of a budget?

It's like if I say "hey Krel, I can't find the broom" and you hold up a turnip and say "here it is!" then act surprised that people are laughing at you.
 
2009-03-26 6:08:59 PM  

Obdicut: krelborne: So not only are you ignoring what Boehner said

Speaking of ignoring what Boehner said:

"Two nights ago, the president said we haven't seen a budget yet of the Republicans," said House Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio). "Well, it's not true, because here it is Mr. President."


I already addressed this. You might as well call "no backsies" it's so childish. "Oops, Boenher once referred to the blueprint without saying that it was only the blueprint".

Seriously, ignoring context is one of the oldest tricks in the book.
 
2009-03-26 6:09:11 PM  

orezona: late to the party and this has probably already been posted but I have to...


No, that's quite good. I'd expect the GOP to steal that and throw it on the cover of the actual budget, and not the "blueprint."
 
2009-03-26 6:09:42 PM  
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2009-03-26 6:10:24 PM  
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2009-03-26 6:10:42 PM  
Epic thread
 
2009-03-26 6:10:42 PM  
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2009-03-26 6:11:24 PM  

orezona: ChancesAre910: thomps: Adjective Bird Whiskey: I don't trust white people or their budgets.

then you'll love the republican party. it's led by a black guy and an indian, and instead of a budget they have a crayon drawing of a bald eagle high-fiving jesus.

Where can I buy my bald eagle high-fiving Jesus t-shirt?

late to the party and this has probably already been posted but I have to...


Not only are you the first, but I don't anticipate seeing a better one.
 
2009-03-26 6:11:45 PM  
Also when people say it is "18 pages" that is VERY generous. It has a cover sheet and many pages are just a title and a short paragraph and all the rest of the pages are half graphics. Then out of that most of it is just complain about Democrats and Obama.
 
2009-03-26 6:11:52 PM  
When this thread loaded I had to wait for all the images to load. I was wondering "why are there so many images in a flamewar thread?"

But it is epic!
 
2009-03-26 6:12:00 PM  

krelborne: Obdicut: krelborne: So not only are you ignoring what Boehner said

Speaking of ignoring what Boehner said:

"Two nights ago, the president said we haven't seen a budget yet of the Republicans," said House Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio). "Well, it's not true, because here it is Mr. President."

I already addressed this. You might as well call "no backsies" it's so childish. "Oops, Boenher once referred to the blueprint without saying that it was only the blueprint".

Seriously, ignoring context is one of the oldest tricks in the book.


LOL, again, I feel bad you are this much of a sheep. Its honestly all the right has left. I mean, if you can't man up and laugh at this one and say "Man, this was politically a disaster", you are one lost dude.


MUST...DEFEND...JOHN...BOENHER..AGAINST...LIBRUL...REALITY!!!

Kill yourself.
 
2009-03-26 6:12:15 PM  

RevMercutio: Not only are you the first, but I don't anticipate seeing a better one.


Well, like my quick and dirty blank, it matches the tone of the "blueprint."
 
2009-03-26 6:13:02 PM  

krelborne: I already addressed this. You might as well call "no backsies" it's so childish. "Oops, Boenher once referred to the blueprint without saying that it was only the blueprint".


Did Obama say, "We haven't seen a budget blueprint yet of the Republicans?"

No. He said that he hadn't seen a budget.

So Boehner is lying when he says "Here it is, Mr. President". Or he's really, really, really stupid.

Is there anything about that you find untrue or illogical?
 
2009-03-26 6:13:29 PM  
The lack of FARK IndependentsTM here rivals that of thread about the republican state senator that mocked the retarded kid's email. Well, discounting the "teleprompter" and "you took Boerner's 'here's my budget' statement out of context" idiots, of course.

Raise your hand if you're surprised by this.
 
2009-03-26 6:13:57 PM  

SeismicJizzer:

Seriously I would have been fired from my job if I came up with something like this.



Obviously you don't work in HR.
 
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