birdmanesq: mediablitz: Blues_X: James!: So he's filibustering (ish) the republican bill?Yes. So that he can defund the affordable healthcare act. Which he cannot do by filibustering this bill.Can't WAIT until that little piece becomes more known in Tea Bagger world. The temper tantrums are going to be AWESOME.Why would you think that the fact impaired would let, you know, reality stand in the way of their heroic-stand narrative?I'm sure I've got some moron on my facebook feed right now yammering about how much braver Ted Cruz is than Wendy Davis.
Voiceofreason01: Maybe he'll have a heart attack
Yakk: It's like watching 300 with a bunch of pasty old white guys running at a wall of reporters, waving gigantic dildos for swords and screaming about tyranny.
DamnYankees: This is endlessly hilarious - he's literally just giving a long speech. That's it. it's not a filibuster, as C-SPAN helpfully explained:[pbs.twimg.com image 599x326]
noheadphones: Ha! I'm claiming that prices for pharmies will skyrocket because of requirements to pay into the ACA, not as a result of competition (which drives prices down actually). Similar to the California Energy Crisis--partly to do with overwhelming demand for limited energy, driving up prices. Obamacare is not a monopoly either--it's a statute, which has, to a degree, consolidated healthcare coverage under the umbrella of the federal government.
Soup4Bonnie: Warning: Reagan fellatio in progress"Reagan restrained the growth of government spending."
NeoCortex42: "The Great Depression ended thanks to WWII and the rebound that followed. We won't have that this time, and that's a shame. "So...solution is WWIII?
yanceylebeef: Dimensio: Cruz says he'll talk until 'I am no longer able to stand'Is any Senator equipped with a crowbar?We need a Gillooly!
Dimensio: Cruz says he'll talk until 'I am no longer able to stand'Is any Senator equipped with a crowbar?
noheadphones: Americans don't want the ACA
birdmanesq: DamnYankees: Serious - can anyone explain what the point of this is? Is there literally any point other than "Ted Cruz wants attention"?Whip the right into a lather?
almandot: Wooo Fox News endorsement protecting the people from the mass media!
NeoCortex42: Did he just attribute an Abe Lincoln quote to PT Barnum?
NeoCortex42: almandot: Woot! We got a "Thanks Obama"Well, "Thanks Obamacare".I swear he also said "an Obamanation of a tax".I mean, it was probably 'abomination', but I really can't be sure with this guy.
almandot: 12349876: NeoCortex42: I wish there was a rule during "filibusters": only questions from dissenting opinions can be asked. No more of this "My question is why are you so awesome?" BS.I'd be okay with the Dems dishing out some trolling BS. Like "When are you going to officially renounce your Canadian citizenship?"I moderately enjoy Cruz's comebacks after the Dem questions he got. I wish we had the parliament for debates.
noheadphones: kasmel: noheadphones: Corvus: kasmel: noheadphones: fark, I hope it leads to cheaper healthcare, but I honestly don't see how---is there an example of a giant monopoly making things cheaper after its consolidation?Every public utility+1-1http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_electricity_crisis"The financial crisis was possible because of partial deregulation legislation instituted in 1996 by the California Legislature (AB 1890) and Governor. took advantage of this deregulation and was involved in economic withholding and inflated price bidding in California's spot markets."That wasn't due to a public monopoly. It was due to deregulation to 'promote competition'. Oh, and fraud."Western U.S. Energy Crisis of 2000 and 2001, was a situation in which the state of had a shortage of caused by market manipulations, illegal shutdowns of pipelines by the Texas energy consortium<a data-cke-saved-href="<a href=" href="<a href=" http:="" en.wikipedia.org="" wiki="" enron"="" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enron" title="Enron" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(11, 0, 128); background-image: none; font-family: sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.1875px;">Enron "Certainly didn't make electricity cheaper for Californians did it? And the fact Californians had no other energy option contributed to California Edison's meltdown.
noheadphones: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: noheadphones: Corvus: kasmel: noheadphones: fark, I hope it leads to cheaper healthcare, but I honestly don't see how---is there an example of a giant monopoly making things cheaper after its consolidation?Every public utility+1-1http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_electricity_crisisYeah, you's trolling. I did laugh though when you slammed the Enron card down on the table like it was an ace.There are plenty of other examples of utility corruption. So yeah. BOOOM!
noheadphones: Corvus: kasmel: noheadphones: fark, I hope it leads to cheaper healthcare, but I honestly don't see how---is there an example of a giant monopoly making things cheaper after its consolidation?Every public utility+1-1http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_electricity_crisis
Clock Spider Jerusalem: i dunno who he is but he suffers from douchebag face.
red5ish: Maybe he'll have a sphincter attack.
DamnYankees: Part of me worries he actually might become President someday - I can see the path. I don't think its likely, but possible.
Gilligann: I can't keep up. I thought Cruz decided not to filibuster the bill.What happened?
markie_farkie: Voiceofreason01: Maybe he'll have a heart attackThe only muscle he has that contracts on a regular basis is a sphincter.
Blues_X: James!: So he's filibustering (ish) the republican bill?Yes. So that he can defund the affordable healthcare act. Which he cannot do by filibustering this bill.
mediablitz: Has anyone told him ObamaCare is part of mandatory funding, and this will have little to no effect on its implementation?No? Good! Let him find out the hard way.
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