If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Huffington Post)   Absurd: Senate GOP blocks UN treaty affirming the rights of disabled people. Insane: Because they said it was a threat to US sovereignty   ( huffingtonpost.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, Senate GOP, disabled, John McCain, Americans with Disabilities Act  
•       •       •

2504 clicks; posted to Politics » on 04 Dec 2012 at 4:51 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

Voting Results (Funniest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

2012-12-04 04:57:23 PM  
4 votes:
You'd think retards would want to support this treaty. But, 38 of them hate it.
2012-12-04 03:17:58 PM  
3 votes:

trivial use of my dark powers: If he'd managed

Stupid fat thumbs

your thumbs sound like quite the disability. as fark's UN representative, it is my duty to take away your US citizenry and teach you french.
2012-12-04 03:32:46 PM  
2 votes:

Trivia Jockey: whistleridge: In summary: the UN is at best a sovereign person, and is in no way a sovereign state. Sorry, but you fail.

I think he was being facetious.

wistleridge really misunderestimated him there.
2012-12-04 03:06:14 PM  
2 votes:


Holy f*cking sh*t do these people ever stop thinking of ways to get into other people's vaginas?

I don't.
2012-12-04 02:51:51 PM  
2 votes:
Look, you libtards don't understand about what US Sovereignty means. Let me explain it to you.

Sovereignty means that; it's sovereign. I mean, you're a - you've been given sovereignty, and you're viewed as a sovereign entity. And therefore the relationship between the federal government and the UN is one between sovereign entities.
2012-12-04 02:50:29 PM  
2 votes:
maybe the UN should have thought about this before they decided not to support us in our various wars of conquest. and maybe all those disabled americans should have thought about that before the signed up to fight in our various wars of conquest.
2012-12-04 02:43:55 PM  
2 votes:
It's a slippery slope:

* first they want us to treat minorities and women like actual people, instead of hired hands and sexual pincushions like God intended
* now they want us to pander to the cripples and pretend like they aren't useless dead weights on society
* next they'll want us to pay for everyone's health care, so the genetically inferior plebian class can breed in even greater numbers than they already do
* then they'll take away our guns
* and then they'll take away our freedom

Why do you hate America, subby?
2012-12-04 12:55:25 PM  
2 votes:
From Wiki:

There are eight guiding principles that underlie the Convention:

--Respect for inherent dignity, individual autonomy including the freedom to make one's own choices, and independence of persons
--Full and effective participation and inclusion in society
--Respect for difference and acceptance of persons with disabilities as part of human diversity and humanity
--Equality of opportunity
--Equality between men and women
--Respect for the evolving capacities of children with disabilities and respect for the right of children with disabilities to preserve their identities

Clearly, this was a sinister UN plot to use disabled people as a pawn to covertly force agenda 21 on us, and overrun America. thank god the GOP saved us from such a dire threat!
2012-12-04 10:35:23 PM  
1 vote:
x-journal.netView Full Size
2012-12-04 10:01:43 PM  
1 vote:
The real reason why the republicans voted against this treaty is because even though we don't really have to change pretty much anything we do by signing it, we would have to submit a report to the UN with information about how the disabled are treated in our country. And sometimes... Americans just have to execute people with cognitive disabilities. Capital punishment of retards coerced into confessing to a murder is a proud American tradition. Now there are some American legal restrictions on free-for-all retard executions. But we've left enough loopholes to let Texas do it every now and then. It's kind of like when Louisiana was the only state that still allowed cock-fighting. But then they caved to those animal rights wusses. But I digress...

If we sign this treaty, then whenever we are having a good olde American retard execution; those America-haters at the UN will probably write a note on our report telling us how it's not cool to execute people with cognitive disabilities. Who are those people to tell us how to celebrate our country? Back when he was governor of TX, America's greatest president executed a handful of men with IQs under 60 and then vetoed against a Texas law to ban the execution of the retarded. YEEEEEEEHHHHAAAAAAA! If executing retards and loving America is wrong, then Republicans don't want to be right! Fark the UN and FARK the retarded!!!
2012-12-04 09:09:01 PM  
1 vote:

Talondel: Philip Francis Queeg: It appears that YOU care about the positive affect it might have for disabled American citizens who travel abroad.

That assumes that other governments would base their decision to adopt or reject the treaty on what we here in the US do with it, which is not only unfounded but contradicted by the article:

The treaty, already signed by 155 nations and ratified by 126 countries, including Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia, states that nations should strive to assure that the disabled enjoy the same rights and fundamental freedoms as their fellow citizens.

qorkfiend: You don't get what the UN is all about, do you?

I get that it doesn't matter if the US joins the treaty or not, unlike the vast majority of people posting in this thread. Countries that want to join and be bound by the treaty (including the 126 that already have) are still free to do so. This vote doesn't have any impact on them.

Joining the treaty would not have affected current law in the US one bit (and that is according to those who supported it). The only way it may have benefited Americans is if the US joining the treaty encouraged other countries to join, but as I already pointed out, that argument is specious at best. But hey, count on Fark to make a big deal out of something that won't actually do a damn thing to actually help the disabled.

Yeah best to stand with the great minds like Rick Santorum who reject this treaty to save us from the evil UN, We are all better off due to the herooic satnd of the Republicans in the Senate. Their action will go down in history for the aid they have given to the most defenseless amongst us.Truly nothing even slightly positive could have come from,it. The US must stand alone agains this nefarious and dastardly plot.
2012-12-04 07:23:36 PM  
1 vote:
Someone here actually thinks their opinion is highly regarded and not part of the same peanut gallery. Too funny.
2012-12-04 06:19:26 PM  
1 vote:

flux: The Troof hurts: It's a feelgood measure. Big deal. Wake me up when they get rid of the ADA.

Yes it is. So why block it?

Because apparently it is a meaningless treaty that can do no good in other countries, while simultaneously giving the UN the power to send the black helicopters swooping in to arrest home schooling parents and force abortions on everybody in the US.
2012-12-04 06:05:50 PM  
1 vote:

qorkfiend: You don't get what the UN is all about, do you?

westernrifleshooters.files.wordpress.comView Full Size
2012-12-04 06:00:06 PM  
1 vote:

Shrugging Atlas: What the fark is WRONG with these people. You vote against THIS??

Hey, there's a Republican Senator right now! Let's ask

i159.photobucket.comView Full Size

"Senator, could you explai - ...um...are you almost done?"
2012-12-04 05:48:09 PM  
1 vote:

InmanRoshi: Can someone explain to me how this treaty would interfere with home schooling?

Usually I can point and laugh at the twisted logic in Derp, but in this case I can't even identify the supposed logic that's twisted.

It's simple: the treaty might encourage things like building ramps for wheelchair access, which involves physics, which is probably some of that satanic science.
2012-12-04 05:44:28 PM  
1 vote:

InmanRoshi: Can someone explain to me how this treaty would interfere with home schooling?

If your house doesn't have the Eurozone mandated accessibility requirements for the handicapped, you are violating international law to hold classes there even if your kids aren't handicapped and you are liable to be hauled up to the Hague for trial, bypassing your Constitutional protections.
2012-12-04 05:01:45 PM  
1 vote:
<i>There are eight guiding principles that underlie the Convention:</i>

And there are 8 guiding letters that underlie the Republican vote -- P-A-R-A-N-O-I-A
2012-12-04 05:01:26 PM  
1 vote:
So, the GOP shoots down a disabled rights treaty that would require us to do what we've already done and continue to willingly do, modeled after our own laws, which made us a world leader in disabled rights, because they're paranoid, misogynistic little oppositional farks

fark you, Neanderthals.

/sincere apology to any Neanderthals or paranoid misogynists who were offended at being compared to modern Republicans.
2012-12-04 04:49:13 PM  
1 vote:
I think they are worried that if we give equal treatment to the disabled, next thing you know, the mentally disabled will be winning elections and you'll have morons voting down sensible treaties in the Senate and....oh.
2012-12-04 04:25:43 PM  
1 vote:

CapeFearCadaver: What the holy hell? I'm close to tears with disappointment in our country. What the fark are these people trying to do to? I just cannot understand how it is possible that there are people who think this way, much less enough people who think this way who are in charge of farking policy. Goddammit.

It's okay- as a gimp myself, many think of us as being less than human.

For the GOP, it's easy to ignore the handicapped because of many reasons:
1) our handicap is a direct result of our sin or parents sin
2) both social and natural Darwinism means we are not supposed to survive- so why bother
3)They are jealous of all the Freebies we get-like having to spend extra money to be mobile.
4) GOP fears those of us with genetic mutations will rise with our mutant powers and overthrow the "normals" Somehow they haven't realized we don't get nifty eye blasts or the ability to mentally manipulate clothing on women so that they fall off. They try to cover up, but it's too late; I've seen everything.

Nope: it's just willfully ignorant GOPers trying to fark over Obama.
2012-12-04 03:49:49 PM  
1 vote:

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Diogenes: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Diogenes: I want to find out if Cuba voted for it at the UN.

It will make some nice fodder in my strongly-worded letter to Senator Rubio.

Cuba voted for the treaty and ratified it.


Letter's on its way.

Also note that the treaty has been ratified by China, Iran, Russia, and Myanmar.

So basically, just about every major human rights violator has signed on, but not America.

This treaty was signed onto by the most number of countries in the shortest amount of time than any other UN Convention. There is absolutely zero controversial items in there other than the use of the words "reproductive rights" which contrary to derp dogma, does not = abortion.

I think the vatican refused to sign it on that basis alone too... but their delegate wasn't even paying attention during most of the negotiations. He spent most of the time checking out the rack of the hot palestinian representative. All male diplomats were jealous that the observer states get some cozy seat in the back all by themselves, because she was HAWT. Jokes about the vatican delegate actually not being a pedophile were traded by various diplomats at some point... fun was had by all. (The singapore delegation also had a few hotties). Sorry... I took no pics
2012-12-04 03:17:57 PM  
1 vote:

kmmontandon: sweetmelissa31:

Holy f*cking sh*t do these people ever stop thinking of ways to get into other people's vaginas?

I don't.

But you'll eventually get out.
2012-12-04 03:03:24 PM  
1 vote:

Grand_Moff_Joseph: and that language in the treaty guaranteeing the disabled equal rights to reproductive health care could lead to abortions.

Holy f*cking sh*t do these people ever stop thinking of ways to get into other people's vaginas?
2012-12-04 02:38:56 PM  
1 vote:


You've kind of answered your own question there.
2012-12-04 01:38:23 PM  
1 vote:
I hope a very large rock falls on Jim Inhofe's nuts.
Displayed 26 of 26 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter

Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.