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2009-03-26 10:18:19 PM  

RevMercutio: GaryPDX: It just amazes me so many people are so readily and easily capable of just giving up freedom for some perceived governmental security blanket.

/oh well

Enlighten what freedoms are being given up. Vague statements like this? They make you look as much a farking idiot as the morans who put out this "budget".

I guess this means you're being "snarky", right? Isn't that your excuse when you say something stupid?


Pfft, fark that noise. Don't listen to 'em Gary! GIVE ME THE PATRIOT ACT, OR GIVE ME DEATH!
 
2009-03-26 10:20:08 PM  
With apologies to Gastly... I'm sorry, I'm so sorry.

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Crudely Photoshopped Drunk And Bitter Jesus high-fiving a furry!
 
2009-03-26 10:21:18 PM  

A Dark Evil Omen: Crudely Photoshopped Drunk And Bitter Jesus high-fiving a furry!


haha - that seems horrifyingly appropriate.

/love this thread a whole lot
 
2009-03-26 10:23:19 PM  
Got beaten to the Jesus/bald eagle pics, so here's a badly drawn picture of Mohammed riding a vulture:

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/think of it as the budget of Iran or something
 
2009-03-26 10:25:35 PM  
GaryPDX: It just amazes me so many people are so readily and easily capable of just giving up freedom for some perceived governmental security blanket.

Wow.

I mean... just...

Wow.
 
2009-03-26 10:25:54 PM  

Nucleus: Its time to take back the republican party for rationality and throw the religious right out on their ass.


Good luck with that.
 
2009-03-26 10:27:11 PM  

The Icelander: GaryPDX: It just amazes me so many people are so readily and easily capable of just giving up freedom for some perceived governmental security blanket.

Wow.

I mean... just...

Wow.


Freedom! FREEDOM! If you actually expect things from your government, it's slavery only... more... slave-y!
 
2009-03-26 10:33:15 PM  
Nucleus: Its time to take back the republican party for rationality and throw the religious right out on their ass.

The religious right are the foot soldiers in the Republican party. They're the ones that volunteer, and who show up on election day. Without them, you have rich people and the morons they can convince to vote against their better interests.

Face it: The Republican party is going to die, and split into three parts. One part will become a slightly larger Libertarian party. One part will become the New American Yay Jesus Party, and then there will be the Republicans, a bunch of rich people sitting in the Republican HQ beating their servants because they lost yet another election.
 
2009-03-26 10:35:00 PM  
Fart_machine

That is ok, I can live with an irrelevant GOP.

Also, this thread has nothing on when Tony Snow died.
 
2009-03-26 10:36:19 PM  
orezona: late to the party and this has probably already been posted but I have to...

This is the one I want on a T-shirt, personally.

Every single image in this thread was awesome, though.
 
2009-03-26 10:37:12 PM  
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The Palin kids enjoyed your thread.
 
2009-03-26 10:37:40 PM  

The Icelander: Nucleus: Its time to take back the republican party for rationality and throw the religious right out on their ass.

The religious right are the foot soldiers in the Republican party. They're the ones that volunteer, and who show up on election day. Without them, you have rich people and the morons they can convince to vote against their better interests.

Face it: The Republican party is going to die, and split into three parts. One part will become a slightly larger Libertarian party. One part will become the New American Yay Jesus Party, and then there will be the Republicans, a bunch of rich people sitting in the Republican HQ beating their servants because they lost yet another election.


I hate the thought of no legitimate opposition to the Dems, but a rabid chimp with explosive diarrhea isn't working out right now.

Splitting the mess up to try to extract what good is left inside doesn't seem very promising either.

We're in a lot of trouble.
 
2009-03-26 10:39:12 PM  
Finally the GOP is getting some of the well earned derision it deserves.
 
2009-03-26 10:42:06 PM  

The Icelander: GaryPDX: It just amazes me so many people are so readily and easily capable of just giving up freedom for some perceived governmental security blanket.


Really? And why weren't you saying this when Bush & Co was passing the Patriot Act?
 
2009-03-26 10:45:15 PM  

3_Butt_Cheeks: MentalMoment: A headless chicken could come up with a better budget.

An empty suit did far worse.


Keep on throwing stuff up there; eventually something will stick.

/TeLePrOMtErs
 
2009-03-26 10:45:26 PM  
I can't believe that this is the week that the Daily Show has off.
 
2009-03-26 10:49:28 PM  

Crunch61: sinisterben: Right/Center/Left everyone gets to be upset about this video.

Buy bonds?


Well I have this plan about bonds, would you accept this outline, and buy into my plan today?
 
2009-03-26 10:53:59 PM  

krelborne: If you review the thread you'll see that I in no way defended this action


I actually L'ed OL.
 
2009-03-26 10:56:15 PM  

Eddie Barzoom: I can't believe that this is the week that the Daily Show has off.


NO JOKE????!!!

That is just freaking WRONG.
 
2009-03-26 10:56:39 PM  

Biological Ali: Got beaten to the Jesus/bald eagle pics, so here's a badly drawn picture of Mohammed riding a vulture:

/think of it as the budget of Iran or something


Uh oh. Someone on Fark posted a cartoon of Mohammed?

SHUT. DOWN. EVERYTHING.
 
2009-03-26 11:05:13 PM  
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Can't believe no one's done a lolcat version yet.
 
2009-03-26 11:06:37 PM  

PerfectlyCromulent: Can't believe no one's done a lolcat version yet.


WTF. I'm lactose intolerant! farking Republicans.
 
2009-03-26 11:10:18 PM  

bobbette: Biological Ali: Got beaten to the Jesus/bald eagle pics, so here's a badly drawn picture of Mohammed riding a vulture:

/think of it as the budget of Iran or something

Uh oh. Someone on Fark posted a cartoon of Mohammed?

SHUT. DOWN. EVERYTHING.


Nah, it's cool. I've got a Muslim-sounding name; I'm pretty sure that makes it okay.
 
2009-03-26 11:10:25 PM  

sinisterben: Well I have this plan about bonds, would you accept this outline, and buy into my plan today?


Well, why not push for bond purchases like the war bonds of the 40s? It seems a better option than selling them to China.
 
2009-03-26 11:15:11 PM  
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2009-03-26 11:18:51 PM  

Crunch61:
Well, why not push for bond purchases like the war bonds of the 40s? It seems a better option than selling them to China.


To be honest I do not see how that is reflected in the plan, what I was hoping for was a net gain for everyone who reads it based on plans I haven't shared with you yet. Be confident thought that I will lower the taxes on your manager's income and since he, as a deciding factor in the raises you will receive will also use part of the higher income he receives to give you a raise! That is how our plan works!
 
2009-03-26 11:20:43 PM  
House GOP unveils its budget of fiscally responsible unicorns and market-driven rainbows

GaryPDX: It just amazes me so many people are so readily and easily capable of just giving up freedom for some perceived governmental security blanket.

/oh well


uh...what?

/I think Gary's brain broke
 
2009-03-26 11:20:50 PM  

sinisterben: You know the saddest part about all of this, is when I clicked the link, and found this travesty of a "plan." I was crestfallen. I thought if nothing else; FINALLY we could start hashing this out. What IS IT that the Republicans had in mind... Where do we differ? Where are we on the same page?

I am aware that I expected to not be in agreement with everything, but I thought at least now we could start to point to issues we disagreed on.

But no, once again, in a completely asinine and partisan media grab attempt the Republicans (or those responsible for this) have sold themselves out of the whole scene. You can't complain about a lack of a plan, when you don't have one yourself. There is no WAY you can complain about short windows for passing bills, when it seems your plan is exactly that. Republicans, PLEASE come back to the table and let's get down to some business. WTF can you do now to bring anyone who is "independent."

Words just cannot describe how upsetting it is to be so let down by a party I am not even a part of. Someone needs to pick up the pieces here. Please come back with some ideas, so we really can discuss this. And send these morons selling you out for nothing more than EVEN MORE GRANDSTANDING.


Well said. I happen inhabit the furthest fringe of the liberal left. I'm talking about the place where we push for the right for gay dogs to marry and then adopt white babies. Crazy shiat like that. But even I can see the value in having a viable conservative opposition party. And right now, there is none. Boehner, Cantor and the rest of you GOP fools need to get over your butthurt and start figuring out how you can start providing a little yin to Obama's yang.

Would it really have been that hard to suggest a few areas where you'd like to see some spending cuts? Could you maybe explain exactly how tort reform would completely overhaul the healthcare system, making it affordable to all Americans? Can you explain how jobs are created by tax cuts for the wealthiest citizens? And why it will work now - even though it didn't work for Bush...?

KTHXBYE.
 
2009-03-26 11:21:01 PM  

Nucleus: Fart_machine

That is ok, I can live with an irrelevant GOP.

Also, this thread has nothing on when Tony Snow died.


True, but that one suffered from a disturbing lack of circles.
 
2009-03-26 11:23:43 PM  

sinisterben: That is how our plan works!


lol, yeah...

It's late, I gotta go to bed. Great video link, btw.
 
2009-03-26 11:24:39 PM  

captain_heroic44: We have a fundamental difference of values. You don't believe in democracy. I do.


I believe in a representative republic form of democracy, like we have. I just do not believe that the way that it's done now is the best way to do it.

Democracy (new window)
1 a: government by the people ; especially : rule of the majority b: a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections

That's my definition. What's yours?

I feel that representatives of the people should be picked from a cross section of the population so as to represent the people the best. Those people that are eligible, and capable, would be picked from at random and compensated should they so choose to accept the nomination. I do not feel that the two party system or the election cycle is conducive to appointing the best possible people for the job. Instead, we most often get the people that are best suited to furthering their political career, which may or may NOT coincide with actually representing the people in a meaningful way.

I think we'd be better off picking people at random and giving them a choice to be involved or not, compensate them for their time and services, and provide them a per diem as well as housing/food for the duration.

You can disagree with the plausibility of it, but you can't call it not democracy.
 
2009-03-26 11:25:37 PM  

Crunch61: Well, why not push for bond purchases like the war bonds of the 40s?


Where do you think the Social Security surplus goes?
 
2009-03-26 11:28:57 PM  

kasmel: captain_heroic44: We have a fundamental difference of values. You don't believe in democracy. I do.

I believe in a representative republic form of democracy, like we have. I just do not believe that the way that it's done now is the best way to do it.

Democracy (new window)
1 a: government by the people ; especially : rule of the majority b: a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections

That's my definition. What's yours?

I feel that representatives of the people should be picked from a cross section of the population so as to represent the people the best. Those people that are eligible, and capable, would be picked from at random and compensated should they so choose to accept the nomination. I do not feel that the two party system or the election cycle is conducive to appointing the best possible people for the job. Instead, we most often get the people that are best suited to furthering their political career, which may or may NOT coincide with actually representing the people in a meaningful way.

I think we'd be better off picking people at random and giving them a choice to be involved or not, compensate them for their time and services, and provide them a per diem as well as housing/food for the duration.

You can disagree with the plausibility of it, but you can't call it not democracy.


You've never had jury duty, have you? Picking people at random would not be a good idea.
 
2009-03-26 11:29:15 PM  
One more?

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2009-03-26 11:31:35 PM  

Obdicut: That's seriously it? They don't have a real one hiding somewhere?


It's all part of Michael Steele's plan.

1) Get the Democrats to talk about Rush Limbaugh
2) Republicans fall for it
3) Michael Steel says, "I meant to do that"
4) Republicans release completely retarded excuse for an alternative budget
5) All rational people laugh at them
6) All Republicans become Libertarians
7) A happy family is smiling

See? It's so foolproof! It HAS to work!
 
2009-03-26 11:34:22 PM  

MorrisBird: krelborne: It's just that people kept calling me a partisan hack for pointing out the facts.

Clearly, you were oppressed.


Not oppressed, just misunderstood, as demonstrated by...

Thrag: krelborne: Thank you for being one of the few intelligent people in this thread.

If there are few intelligent people in this thread, and all these non-intelligent people repeatedly handed you your ass over your failed attempts to defend, uh, whatever it was you were trying to defend, what does that make you exactly?


I was trying to defend the truth. That makes me someone who cares about the truth. I only got my ass handed to me if you think I'm some Boehner-lover, which I'm not. I'm a middle-of-the-road guy with a low tolerance for B.S. So when someone tries to pretend that this is the end-all-be-all budget for the Repubs, I get a little annoyed. That was clearly not the case, nor was it intended to be presented in that way. Boehner's delivery was awful, but that doesn't change what it is.

I get that it's funny to say that the Repubs think that budgets don't have to contain numbers and that's why we have a huge deficit. The charts were funny, too. But after we all get our jollies, we have to turn back to the truth and admit that this is just a summary of the thing they're planning to release next week and the Repubs shouldn't have played it up so much.
 
2009-03-26 11:37:25 PM  
So instead of countering with their own budget plan, they offer a glorified talking points memo with no details or hard numbers.

Way to go GOP, that'll win you back support.
 
2009-03-26 11:38:44 PM  

krelborne: this is just a summary of the thing they're planning to release next week


so maybe we will get some mention of Ayers and solid graphs showing exactly what poopyheads the Democratics are.
 
2009-03-26 11:39:06 PM  

krelborne: I only got my ass handed to me if you think I'm some Boehner-lover, which I'm not.


Actually, it sounds as if you love nothing more than to try to talk through the red-hot smoking Boehner that's stuffed in your IndependentTM throat.

/Just wanted to be in the epic thread is all. Thank you. Faith in humanity officially reconfirmed thanks to the power of Fark.
 
2009-03-26 11:39:17 PM  
Does anyone have a link to the Tony Snow thread that is so hilarious?
 
2009-03-26 11:40:38 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: So instead of countering with their own budget plan, they offer a glorified talking points memo with no details or hard numbers.

Way to go GOP, that'll win you back support.


John Boehner's secretary was UP ALL NIGHT drawing those paper crop circles. Show some farking respect!
 
2009-03-26 11:42:10 PM  

Crunch61: krelborne: It's just that people kept calling me a partisan hack for pointing out the facts

No, to be accurate, you were referred to as an idiot, dickweed and a sheep. There also was a not-so-vague implication that you may have a penchant for fellating Boehner, which you subsequently sarcastically acknowledged.

You were actually the one that accused someone of being a political hack, as well as a jackass (twice).

/bored


captain_heroic44 called me a hack. So I guess I exaggerated.

Pascal deserved the insults flung at him. I've actually called him an ass in a different thread. He's one of the most agressive people on Fark. Anyway, I don't hold anything against him, even though he told me to kill myself, which is a bit over the line.
 
2009-03-26 11:42:54 PM  

Antidamascus: Does anyone have a link to the Tony Snow thread that is so hilarious?


No, but I can sum it up for you:

Libs: Snow was scum and deserved to die of ass cancer
Non-libs: You guys suck
Rush_Limbaugh_Sent_Me: Lots and lots of typing.
 
2009-03-26 11:43:32 PM  

krelborne: So when someone tries to pretend that this is the end-all-be-all budget for the Repubs, I get a little annoyed


Don't forget the amount of time you spent saying Boehner wasn't lying! Gotta give yourself credit for your defense of him on that, too. Remember, how you babbled about how context mattered, but context just made Boehner look like more of a liar?
 
2009-03-26 11:46:16 PM  

Obdicut: krelborne: So when someone tries to pretend that this is the end-all-be-all budget for the Repubs, I get a little annoyed

Don't forget the amount of time you spent saying Boehner wasn't lying! Gotta give yourself credit for your defense of him on that, too. Remember, how you babbled about how context mattered, but context just made Boehner look like more of a liar?


See, now you're looking at the actual context instead of the context that would be favorable if it had actually been in effect. Typical librul trickery, using biased reality to prove some so-called point.
 
2009-03-26 11:47:41 PM  

Mordant: krelborne: this is just a summary of the thing they're planning to release next week

so maybe we will get some mention of Ayers and solid graphs showing exactly what poopyheads the Democratics are.


I'm betting that it contains TAX CUTS. Capital gains, I'm looking at you. And watch your ass, ANWR.
 
2009-03-26 11:50:43 PM  

krelborne: I'm a middle-of-the-road guy with a low tolerance for B.S.


Yet it doesn't seem to bother you in the least that Boehner called Obama a liar for saying he hadn't seen a budget from Republicans... when it was the truth.

It doesn't seem to bother you in the least that Boehner implied the document he held up to the camera was a budget, when it wasn't anything even remotely budget-like.
 
2009-03-26 11:51:52 PM  

Tor_Eckman: Antidamascus: Does anyone have a link to the Tony Snow thread that is so hilarious?

No, but I can sum it up for you:

Libs: Snow was scum and deserved to die of ass cancer
Non-libs: You guys suck
Rush_Limbaugh_Sent_Me: Lots and lots of typing.


That describes more than one epic thread. The names may be different, but the premise is the same.
 
2009-03-26 11:52:15 PM  

Mordant: Obdicut: krelborne: So when someone tries to pretend that this is the end-all-be-all budget for the Repubs, I get a little annoyed

Don't forget the amount of time you spent saying Boehner wasn't lying! Gotta give yourself credit for your defense of him on that, too. Remember, how you babbled about how context mattered, but context just made Boehner look like more of a liar?

See, now you're looking at the actual context instead of the context that would be favorable if it had actually been in effect. Typical librul trickery, using biased reality to prove some so-called point.


Sup dawg, we heard you like context, so we put context in your context so you can...um....er...got nuttin.
 
2009-03-26 11:53:56 PM  

Obdicut: krelborne: So when someone tries to pretend that this is the end-all-be-all budget for the Repubs, I get a little annoyed

Don't forget the amount of time you spent saying Boehner wasn't lying! Gotta give yourself credit for your defense of him on that, too. Remember, how you babbled about how context mattered, but context just made Boehner look like more of a liar?


Where did I say that Boehner didn't lie? I said that the interpretations that clung to his intro and ignored his other statements were not an honest interpretation of events. Once you asked me if I felt that he lied, I went ahead and agreed with you, but that was never my point. Again, I wasn't trying to defend Boehner. Everyone needs to get that out of their head. Fark Boehner.
 
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