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Title: political lolz
Post by: imaginary friend on August 27, 2011, 03:27:10 PM
when politicians do something hilarious, or get bodyslammed by the facts in a way that amuses you, share it with us!

this is worldwide, not just a USA thing, so feel free to contribute wherever you are. :)

first up: Richard Dawkins takes down Texas Gov. Richard Perry:    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/on-faith/post/attention-governor-perry-evolution-is-a-fact/2011/08/23/gIQAuIFUYJ_blog.html

 ;D

#@!
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Tiervexx on August 27, 2011, 03:57:47 PM
when politicians do something hilarious, or get bodyslammed by the facts in a way that amuses you, share it with us!

this is worldwide, not just a USA thing, so feel free to contribute wherever you are. :)

first up: Richard Dawkins takes down Texas Gov. Richard Perry:    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/on-faith/post/attention-governor-perry-evolution-is-a-fact/2011/08/23/gIQAuIFUYJ_blog.html

 ;D

#@!

I think this was a good way to start the thread because it is a factual scientific issue.  I'm sure there will be other people posting conflicting opinions on unprovable issues and try to say it is being "bodyslammed by the facts"

I was especially fond of this statement in Dawkins' post:

Quote from:  Richard Dawkins
Intellect, knowledge and linguistic mastery are mistrusted by Republican voters, who, when choosing a president, would apparently prefer someone like themselves over someone actually qualified for the job.

I want to add that it's sure as hell not just republicans that do that... people in general like to elect people who they feel like they'd want to hang out with.  That seems to be the biggest factor in the general election.

What's funny is that Obama is very beatable right now... his approval rating is low but Republicans will hand him his reelection by giving the nomination to the craziest candidate they can find.
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: imaginary friend on August 28, 2011, 06:38:01 PM
yet another Repub caught with his anti-gay pants down:    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44307357/ns/politics-more_politics/#.TlrCdl3ayus


 ;D

#@!
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Dejah Thoris on September 02, 2011, 09:26:32 AM

I believe there was a moment, perhaps in 2007, when Dubya jumped up with a start upon the cold realization that Dick Cheney was completely insane.
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: CeeGBee on September 02, 2011, 10:48:30 PM
I believe there was a moment, perhaps in 2007, when Dubya jumped up with a start upon the cold realization that Dick Cheney was completely insane.
I think you give Dubya too much credit.
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Tiervexx on September 03, 2011, 12:15:12 PM
I believe there was a moment, perhaps in 2007, when Dubya jumped up with a start upon the cold realization that Dick Cheney was completely insane.
I think you give Dubya too much credit.


according to Dick Cheney's own words W stopped taking his advice late in his presidency.
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Shock G on September 04, 2011, 12:12:43 PM
To all of those who have posted I am sorry to overshadow you with the biggest political LOL of our generation....and it happened in all of 2 seconds:

http://www.youtube.com/v/uxJyPsmEask

Yes that is a candidate for senate....a position where a person has the power to literally stall the US government as long as they want saying "I'm not a witch" on a major ad across her state.  I doubt anything will beat this...though if it does I am ready for major lulz.
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Tiervexx on September 04, 2011, 02:41:55 PM
Yes that is a candidate for senate....a position where a person has the power to literally stall the US government as long as they want saying "I'm not a witch" on a major ad across her state.  I doubt anything will beat this...though if it does I am ready for major lulz.

You know she must have had at least one adviser screaming at her "NOOOO DON'T YOU DARE DIGNIFY THAT WITH A RESPONSE!"
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Dejah Thoris on September 09, 2011, 12:27:14 PM
Can anyone say "Ponzi scheme" with the same hell-bent-for-leather boots to the groin stupidity as Rick Perry?

So, like, let's just end Social Security right now and then he will be right.





PALIN IN 2012!

HILTON/KARDASHIAN IN 2016!

BIEBER FOR KING!!

Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Tiervexx on September 10, 2011, 12:25:55 PM
Can anyone say "Ponzi scheme" with the same hell-bent-for-leather boots to the groin stupidity as Rick Perry?

So, like, let's just end Social Security right now and then he will be right.





PALIN IN 2012!

HILTON/KARDASHIAN IN 2016!

BIEBER FOR KING!!



I agree that "ponzi" might not be the appropriate way to describe it but you must know that there is a problem:

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/05/medicare-and-social-security-will-run-out-sooner-than-thought/ (http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/05/medicare-and-social-security-will-run-out-sooner-than-thought/)
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Shock G on September 11, 2011, 03:29:15 AM
Can anyone say "Ponzi scheme" with the same hell-bent-for-leather boots to the groin stupidity as Rick Perry?

So, like, let's just end Social Security right now and then he will be right.





PALIN IN 2012!

HILTON/KARDASHIAN IN 2016!

BIEBER FOR KING!!



I agree that "ponzi" might not be the appropriate way to describe it but you must know that there is a problem:

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/05/medicare-and-social-security-will-run-out-sooner-than-thought/ (http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/05/medicare-and-social-security-will-run-out-sooner-than-thought/)

This knowledge is nothing new....though the GOP was against the measures which would keep it solvent.  It is really strange that now the far right has something in common with the following Vice President who gave an early warning of the coming social security crisis:

(http://media.cleveland.com/nationworld_impact/photo/al-gore-social-securityjpg-16139c5b64004bc8_large.jpg)
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Tiervexx on September 11, 2011, 11:40:49 AM
Can anyone say "Ponzi scheme" with the same hell-bent-for-leather boots to the groin stupidity as Rick Perry?

So, like, let's just end Social Security right now and then he will be right.





PALIN IN 2012!

HILTON/KARDASHIAN IN 2016!

BIEBER FOR KING!!



I agree that "ponzi" might not be the appropriate way to describe it but you must know that there is a problem:

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/05/medicare-and-social-security-will-run-out-sooner-than-thought/ (http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/05/medicare-and-social-security-will-run-out-sooner-than-thought/)

This knowledge is nothing new....though the GOP was against the measures which would keep it solvent.  It is really strange that now the far right has something in common with the following Vice President who gave an early warning of the coming social security crisis:

(http://media.cleveland.com/nationworld_impact/photo/al-gore-social-securityjpg-16139c5b64004bc8_large.jpg)

We need to jack up the retirement age.  By a lot.
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: imaginary friend on September 11, 2011, 12:03:42 PM
no. we don't. the math has already been done on this: currently, people stop paying into SS on any income above about $108k. raise that to $180k (or better yet, remove the cap altogether) and the problem disappears.

#@!
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Tiervexx on September 11, 2011, 12:54:04 PM
no. we don't. the math has already been done on this: currently, people stop paying into SS on any income above about $108k. raise that to $180k (or better yet, remove the cap altogether) and the problem disappears.

#@!

you replace the problem with another.  Then more cash would go to bad investments.

People are living longer!  Why not work longer if you can't afford to retire on your own money?

Furthermore, I don't see why people who are able should not have the option of just saving for their own retirement.  SS was originally supposed to just be a safety net, not a general fund for everyone whether they need it or not.  Got a close friend on SSD (social security disability).  I'd be okay with some of my taxes going to that but I still want to be able to invest my own share of the general social security fund how I see fit.  Chile came up with a good way of letting young people do that.

...So basically what I want to see is you can just pay a smaller SS fee that just goes to needy people and you are free to put the rest of what you'd have to pay in whatever fund you want, or just spend it on booze...
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: lentower on September 12, 2011, 06:52:56 AM
(https://motherjones.com/files/images/venn-diagram-social-security-ponzi-scheme-630.png)

please share this widely!
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: The Angel Raliel on September 12, 2011, 07:09:07 AM
the banks in the Uk have been given an 8 year reprieve yet the general populace is left to pay for their mistakes.....when will the government learn that you cannot make a tower by stealing the bricks from the bottom to make the top?
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: imaginary friend on September 21, 2011, 09:38:33 PM
no. we don't. the math has already been done on this: currently, people stop paying into SS on any income above about $108k. raise that to $180k (or better yet, remove the cap altogether) and the problem disappears.

#@!

you replace the problem with another.  Then more cash would go to bad investments.

People are living longer!  Why not work longer if you can't afford to retire on your own money?

Furthermore, I don't see why people who are able should not have the option of just saving for their own retirement.  SS was originally supposed to just be a safety net, not a general fund for everyone whether they need it or not.  Got a close friend on SSD (social security disability).  I'd be okay with some of my taxes going to that but I still want to be able to invest my own share of the general social security fund how I see fit.  Chile came up with a good way of letting young people do that.

...So basically what I want to see is you can just pay a smaller SS fee that just goes to needy people and you are free to put the rest of what you'd have to pay in whatever fund you want, or just spend it on booze...

what bad investments would those be? SS funds are backed by US T-bills - by far the safest investment there is. As far as the Chilean plan goes, it was decimated by the 2008 financial collapse.

anyway, moving on: Rick Santorum is mad at Google for what happens when you google his last name:   http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/21/tech/web/santorum-google-ranking/index.html

 ;D
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Dejah Thoris on October 13, 2011, 01:51:17 PM

"The 9-9-9 plan is really just a 6-6-6 plan upside down."
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: N.U. on October 13, 2011, 02:30:07 PM
the banks in the Uk have been given an 8 year reprieve yet the general populace is left to pay for their mistakes.....when will the government learn that you cannot make a tower by stealing the bricks from the bottom to make the top?

Obviously you've never played Jenga.  ;D
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: lentower on October 13, 2011, 03:19:01 PM

"The 9-9-9 plan is really just a 6-6-6 plan upside down."

brilliant ! ! !

is it originally yours?

can i use it elsewhere?
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Dejah Thoris on October 13, 2011, 03:28:40 PM

"The 9-9-9 plan is really just a 6-6-6 plan upside down."

brilliant ! ! !

is it originally yours?

can i use it elsewhere?

It is brilliant, isn't it?  I read it as a tweet earlier today from, I believe, Jesus's Wife, or some such, which is why I put it in quotes.

I wish I had thought of it first. 
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: imaginary friend on October 13, 2011, 04:01:02 PM
I think he just spelled Nein! Nein! Nein! wrong.
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: lentower on October 13, 2011, 06:07:24 PM

"The 9-9-9 plan is really just a 6-6-6 plan upside down."
brilliant ! ! !

is it originally yours?

can i use it elsewhere?
It is brilliant, isn't it?  I read it as a tweet earlier today from, I believe, Jesus's Wife, or some such, which is why I put it in quotes.

I wish I had thought of it first. 

even more so because his
last name is
"Cain"
the same as dude who killed his brother Abel
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: lentower on October 13, 2011, 06:21:43 PM
what sad about "9-9-9" is that the poor and middle class pay more
and the rich and super-rich less

the conservatives are so good at fooling people into hurting themselves
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: CeeGBee on October 14, 2011, 12:55:33 PM
the conservatives are so good at fooling people into hurting themselves
The ruling elites have been doing it as long as we've had "social structure"....
I'm only surprised that it surprises anyone anymore.
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: lentower on October 14, 2011, 01:10:51 PM
the conservatives are so good at fooling people into hurting themselves
The ruling elites have been doing it as long as we've had "social structure"....
I'm only surprised that it surprises anyone anymore.

they were less good at it post WWII into the '70s
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Dejah Thoris on October 14, 2011, 01:28:05 PM
the conservatives are so good at fooling people into hurting themselves
The ruling elites have been doing it as long as we've had "social structure"....
I'm only surprised that it surprises anyone anymore.

they were less good at it post WWII into the '70s


and look where that got us:  60's counterculture, 70's disco and punk, peanuts and Billy Beer, and onward from me-decade greed into the new millenium and the complete downfall of Western civilization. 
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: lentower on October 14, 2011, 01:38:09 PM
the conservatives are so good at fooling people into hurting themselves
The ruling elites have been doing it as long as we've had "social structure"....
I'm only surprised that it surprises anyone anymore.
they were less good at it post WWII into the '70s
and look where that got us:  60's counterculture, 70's disco and punk, peanuts and Billy Beer, and onward from me-decade greed into the new millenium and the complete downfall of Western civilization. 

medicare, medicaid, the EPA, the Civil Rights Acts, ...
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Dejah Thoris on November 10, 2011, 08:01:12 PM
Let's see here.  Herman Cain is accused of sexual harasment and denies the allegations vehemently.  And more strong denials at the fiasco they call "The Republican Debates".  And then, moronically, he calls Pelosi "Princess Nancy".  This sounds exactly like a man who would harass women.  And did he really say " for every woman accusing me of sexual harassment, there are thousands out there that have not".  Big time LOL with this guy.  For all of them, really.  One of the best comments I read today was:

Noted female conservative commentator defending the republican field: "All the candidates have their little pecadillos."
Cain response: "I can assure you my pecadillo is not small. Now how about dinner, princess?"
Perry response: "The American people understand that I'm an imbecile. But they understand that it's an understandably common human trait amongst us."
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: CeeGBee on November 10, 2011, 11:47:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/sk0XhJglsaQ

When I'm President, I'm gonna be JUST like Reagan, memory lapses and all! (...but I'm not gonna raise taxes...)
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Tiervexx on November 11, 2011, 05:58:02 PM
no. we don't. the math has already been done on this: currently, people stop paying into SS on any income above about $108k. raise that to $180k (or better yet, remove the cap altogether) and the problem disappears.

#@!

you replace the problem with another.  Then more cash would go to bad investments.

People are living longer!  Why not work longer if you can't afford to retire on your own money?

Furthermore, I don't see why people who are able should not have the option of just saving for their own retirement.  SS was originally supposed to just be a safety net, not a general fund for everyone whether they need it or not.  Got a close friend on SSD (social security disability).  I'd be okay with some of my taxes going to that but I still want to be able to invest my own share of the general social security fund how I see fit.  Chile came up with a good way of letting young people do that.

...So basically what I want to see is you can just pay a smaller SS fee that just goes to needy people and you are free to put the rest of what you'd have to pay in whatever fund you want, or just spend it on booze...

what bad investments would those be? SS funds are backed by US T-bills - by far the safest investment there is. As far as the Chilean plan goes, it was decimated by the 2008 financial collapse.

Riskier stocks don't just earn more on a best case scenario, they earn more on average.  It is easy to bash the stock market now while it is in so much trouble but if you take a long planning horizon (15-20 years or more) stocks run circles around it.  I might have another 30 or so years before I retire so I know I will be better off with nothing but stock.
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: imaginary friend on November 13, 2011, 11:40:09 AM
w..t...f?    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/war_stories/2011/11/does_michele_bachmann_want_the_u_s_to_be_more_like_china_.html
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Dejah Thoris on December 04, 2011, 02:34:00 PM
We all know that modern culture is all about the Spectacle, where of course not only is politics not immune from it but is one of its main components.

So - Herman Cain.  'The Artist Formerly Known as Herman Cain'.  Is (was) his campaign nothing but a brilliant piece of performance art?

Take a gander at what Rachel Maddow has to say about this amazing art project:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/vp/45171907#45171907
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Tiervexx on December 06, 2011, 10:10:57 PM
The Daily Show played the clip of Herman Cain quoting the pokemon movie in his farewell speech...

Though there is nothing objectively wrong with that Republicans need classes in how to make yourself harder to make fun of.
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: imaginary friend on December 09, 2011, 11:43:27 AM
Rick Perry, trying to save his floundering campaign, trotted out a gay-bashing TV ad.

He and his advisers didn't think things through during production, however...

(http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/comment/8/2011/12/baef75fb21df99f765493c146891ccdb/340x.jpg)

Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: N.U. on December 09, 2011, 12:35:22 PM
Democrat. Republican. It doesn't matter. I've gotten fed up with the whole damned thing. Neither side seems interested in representing anyone other than their corporate donors.  The last straw for me was the bill being pushed through congress that declares the United States a war zone, which allows the military to arrest American citizens in the same manner they detain terrorists. Both Republicans and Democrats have voted for this. To me, that's martial law. This isn't a "Socialism vs. Capitalism" argument.  Considering the US has been a mixed economy (meaning partially socialist and partially capitalist) for almost 100 years, there's nothing wrong with socialism (in part), but what we are driving towards is fascism. The last time we had a global economic meltdown like this (the Great Depression) is the last time fascism reared it's ugly head. History has a nasty way of repeating itself, but I think the US is on the wrong side of it this time. Think about it for just a second.

A. A violent group is allowed to operate for years with little more than lip service.
B. We have a discrete group that can be singled out (Muslims).
C. Corporate interests are firmly in bed with our government.
D. Massive economic downturn, breeding malcontent with the masses (Read: Occupy movements)

All four of these conditions have existed in every nation-state that has gone fascist. All that is missing is a charismatic leader who comes from Group A that can attract the resources of Group C while blaming D on B.

This really isn't that much of a leap.
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Agonistes on December 09, 2011, 12:52:46 PM
it is time for our two-party system to go the way of the dodo.


personally i say why hide the capitalism?  let the corporations battle it out without a front-man; whatever style feels right; i personally vote for gladatorial.  this next election will be a contest between bank of america and the hershey's company.  i am firmly entrenched in the chocolate party.
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: N.U. on December 09, 2011, 01:26:17 PM
Vote the middle ground; vote Reese's Peanut Butter cups.

"Hey you got you socialism in my capitalism. No, you got your capitalism in my socialism."
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Agonistes on December 09, 2011, 02:17:10 PM
i'm already advocating a split ticket by combining milk and chocolate.  i would like to see more peanut butter in the military, however.
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: CeeGBee on December 09, 2011, 11:47:46 PM
i'm already advocating a split ticket by combining milk and chocolate.  i would like to see more peanut butter in the military, however.
I can support chocolate, but I prefer peanut butter to balance the ticket...
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: N.U. on December 15, 2011, 10:06:46 AM
and now today, on this anniversary of the Bill of Rights being ratified, Obama signs into law something that is defacto martial law: <a href="http://rt.com/usa/news/obama-detention-veto-defense-853/" target="_blank">http://rt.com/usa/news/obama-detention-veto-defense-
Quote
After passing in the House of Representatives earlier this year, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 went before the US Senate last week, where it was met with overwhelming approval.  In the days before, the Obama administration issued a policy statement  on November 17 saying explicitly that the president would veto the bill,  as it would challenge “the president’s critical authorities to collect intelligence incapacitate dangerous terrorists and protect the nation.”
Opposition from the White House seemed all but rampant until RT revealed earlier this week that Senator Carl Levin told lawmakers that the legislation was altered because “the  administration asked us to remove the language which says that US  citizens and lawful residents would not be subject to this section.”

Guys... we've lost our Republic.
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Cirque on December 15, 2011, 02:41:11 PM
https://www.facebook.com/fewnagginsbegrand (https://www.facebook.com/fewnagginsbegrand)

I don't know if it will be as funny is you're not Irish (probably not), but the photos on this facebook page never fail to have me in tears laughing.
Political Lols at their best.
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: N.U. on December 15, 2011, 03:34:37 PM
I'm not LOLing about politics today. I'm weeping for the Republic.  :'(
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Agonistes on December 16, 2011, 03:07:58 AM
I'm not LOLing about politics today. I'm weeping for the Republic.  :'(

right there with you.  sic transit gloria roma.
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on December 22, 2011, 03:55:37 AM
(http://i.qkme.me/35j8b5.jpg)
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: CeeGBee on December 22, 2011, 09:59:33 AM
(http://i.qkme.me/35j8b5.jpg)
The GOP - All life is sacred, and every person needs to be protected....

...until they're born, after that you're on your own, and if you ask for help you're a bum and a freeloader.
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: N.U. on December 22, 2011, 10:21:58 AM
Don't forget that if you want to end your life on purpose, they're against that also. Only THEY know when it's okay to end a life.
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Agonistes on December 22, 2011, 10:23:36 AM
Don't forget that if you want to end your life on purpose, they're against that also. Only THEY know when it's okay to end a life.

illegal wars are the traditionally accepted idiom.
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Dejah Thoris on December 29, 2011, 01:26:31 PM


Restore Our Future is the political action committee founded in 2010 to support the Mittenator's presidential run.  Nice try, but you can't restore something that doesn't exist. 



http://restoreourfuture.com/
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: imaginary friend on December 29, 2011, 11:23:18 PM
Santorum is surging - surging! - in Iowa.

 O0
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: imaginary friend on December 31, 2011, 12:59:47 AM
you can't make this shit up:     http://exopolitics.blogs.com/exopolitics/2011/11/mars-visitors-basiago-and-stillings-confirm-barack-obama-traveled-to-mars-1.html


 :D
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Tiervexx on December 31, 2011, 10:15:55 AM
Don't forget that if you want to end your life on purpose, they're against that also. Only THEY know when it's okay to end a life.

illegal wars are the traditionally accepted idiom.

I don't like to use the term "illegal wars" because it seems to imply that legality would make everything okay.

Legality is a piece of paper.  Whether or not I think it is moral means so much more to me.
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Dejah Thoris on January 03, 2012, 02:46:30 PM
Rick Santorum Old Frothy Surging In Iowa (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ&ob=av2e)
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Agonistes on January 04, 2012, 11:14:42 AM
Don't forget that if you want to end your life on purpose, they're against that also. Only THEY know when it's okay to end a life.

illegal wars are the traditionally accepted idiom.

I don't like to use the term "illegal wars" because it seems to imply that legality would make everything okay.

Legality is a piece of paper.  Whether or not I think it is moral means so much more to me.


i love to say 'illegal' in conjunction with lawmakers, because it illustrates the irony...
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: N.U. on January 04, 2012, 12:24:04 PM
Bachmann done. Perry limps away to South Carolina.
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: CeeGBee on January 05, 2012, 01:46:54 AM
So the Repugnicans are pissed that Obama did a recess-appointment even though they, the
Depublicans, are staging sham sessions every few days....  The Dems oughta sneak back to
DC and crash one of those sessions:



The Following business will be considered....

[looooong list of Dems' pet projects and appointments]
[loooooong series of procedural complaints voted-down 49-1, alternating with motions passed 49-0, with one protest abstention]  ;D

Well gee guys, if you didn't want to do business, why didn't you go ahead and recess?
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: N.U. on January 05, 2012, 09:11:34 AM
The Senate Rules require "Pro Forma" sessions every three days while the Senate is in recess. Since they have been holding "Pro Forma" sessions, by their own rules, they are in recess.
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: CeeGBee on January 05, 2012, 10:51:41 PM
Seriously, we oughta just disband both parties... Let American political interests re-align
according to their actual plans/dreams instead of pandering to one or the other ideological
extremes.

I mean.... 
Where do people go if they're "pro-choice", but favor fiscal restraint by the government?
....or that rare non-hypocritical "pro-life" AND anti-capital-punishment?
...suppose someone's gay, but thinks massive military spending is the way to go?
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: lentower on January 05, 2012, 11:01:46 PM
The Senate Rules require "Pro Forma" sessions every three days while the Senate is in recess. Since they have been holding "Pro Forma" sessions, by their own rules, they are in recess.

These rules are adopted every two years, when a new Congress starts.

They include the filibuster rule.
The rules only require a majority to pass.
So the Senate could do away with the filibuster,
if it wanted to.
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Tiervexx on January 07, 2012, 01:46:07 PM
Seriously, we oughta just disband both parties... Let American political interests re-align
according to their actual plans/dreams instead of pandering to one or the other ideological
extremes.

I mean.... 
Where do people go if they're "pro-choice", but favor fiscal restraint by the government?
....or that rare non-hypocritical "pro-life" AND anti-capital-punishment?
...suppose someone's gay, but thinks massive military spending is the way to go?

I've wished this for a while... I'm very fiscally conservative but also vehemently anti war and anti drug war among other social positions.
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Dejah Thoris on January 18, 2012, 01:59:20 PM

Mitt "Way out of Touch" Romney declared the other day that:

“What’s the effective rate I’ve been paying? It’s probably closer to the 15 percent rate than anything,” Romney, a GOP presidential candidate, said. “My last 10 years, I’ve — my income comes overwhelmingly from some investments made in the past, whether ordinary income or earned annually. I got a little bit of income from my book, but I gave that all away. And then I get speaker’s fees from time to time, but not very much.”


The "not very much" turned out to be approximately $374,000.00 for the one-year period ending last February.  Maybe that's not much to him, but for most people it's a fortune.  So, go ahead, Mitt, wear those blue jeans, leave your tie at home, roll up your sleeves and keep telling us that income inequality should be left for discussion only in "quiet rooms".   
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Savannah on January 19, 2012, 01:33:00 PM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jan/15/queen-royal-yacht-diamond-jubilee-gove

I'm neither English nor student, anyway i'd like to beat him with a shovel.

Quote from: Douche bag education secretary
Gove at one point comes close to suggesting that Britain's dire economic climate means that a large-scale celebration is required to lift the country's spirits.

The education secretary writes: "In spite, and perhaps because of the austere times, the celebration should go beyond those of previous jubilees and mark the greater achievement that the diamond anniversary represents."

Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: N.U. on January 20, 2012, 11:15:10 AM
Apparently, Mitt has millions parked in the Cayman islands. Hello, Mitt, 1990 calling, they want their tax evasion haven  back!
Title: "Rock Me Like a Herman Cain"
Post by: Dejah Thoris on January 24, 2012, 12:54:37 PM

Sad political news:  Stephen Colbert as Herman Cain is re-suspending the suspended Herman Cain campaign.

http://slatest.slate.com/posts/2012/01/10/public_policy_polling_stephen_colbert_s_c_poll_comedy_central_star_would_beat_jon_huntsman.html
Title: "How The Gingrich Stole South Carolina"
Post by: Dejah Thoris on January 24, 2012, 03:20:26 PM
Have you ever seen Jon Stewart lose it with so much......Stewartness?  This particular segment is not to be missed:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/24/jon-stewart-newt-gingrich-south-carolina-debate-hypocrisy_n_1227547.html
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: N.U. on January 24, 2012, 04:01:21 PM
That was a healthy slice of awesome.
Title: Re: "How The Gingrich Stole South Carolina"
Post by: Tiervexx on January 28, 2012, 12:42:19 PM
Have you ever seen Jon Stewart lose it with so much......Stewartness?  This particular segment is not to be missed:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/24/jon-stewart-newt-gingrich-south-carolina-debate-hypocrisy_n_1227547.html

That was spectacular!
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: imaginary friend on January 29, 2012, 10:50:20 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/RtLEPPgbNyM


 :headbang:
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on February 02, 2012, 05:55:05 PM
(http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/terminal05/2012/2/2/16/enhanced-buzz-wide-27880-1328218655-35.jpg)
Title: MITTASTROPHE!
Post by: Dejah Thoris on February 08, 2012, 10:45:57 AM

Hahahaha! 

The big winner last night was this?  http://www.spreadingsantorum.com/


But on the plus side, President Santorum would make life easier for many Americans: 

 http://www.youtube.com/v/LaPKt3c8S-w
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: imaginary friend on February 08, 2012, 10:51:17 AM
(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17cu3cuzmgplopng/cmt-medium.png)

 :D
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: N.U. on February 08, 2012, 11:34:06 AM
There was a choice between an elitist non-conservative (Romney), and sleazeball who would, literally, say anything to get elected (Gingrich), a Jesus freak (Santorum), and a guy who is one alien abduction away from being a certifiable kook (Paul).

So Santorum winning was not a surprise in CO or MO. MN was surprising, though.
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: CeeGBee on February 09, 2012, 12:02:58 AM
I believe you mean there was a choice between the guy who's gonna win the
nomination (Romney) and all the rest, in a bunch of states that really don't
matter, and the guy who still gave it his best effort won a pointless victory.... no?
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Dejah Thoris on February 10, 2012, 02:03:25 PM

Fucking finally, Romney actually makes sense in this campaign clip:

http://www.youtube.com/v/e9L9A1IMTQo


And Ron Paul sounds like a rocket surgeon here:

http://www.youtube.com/v/igQlbesF0zA


Wouldn't it be awesome if these two intellectual giants would debate each other?
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on March 20, 2012, 06:23:08 PM
The FB pages of anti choice politicians are being bombarded with with women asking for gynecological advice or just updating them with the staus of their vaginas. It's hilarious.

http://jezebel.com/5894635/trolling-politicians-facebook-pages-with-vaginal-news-is-hot-new-trend
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: imaginary friend on March 20, 2012, 07:09:50 PM
The FB pages of anti choice politicians are being bombarded with with women asking for gynecological advice or just updating them with the staus of their vaginas. It's hilarious.

http://jezebel.com/5894635/trolling-politicians-facebook-pages-with-vaginal-news-is-hot-new-trend

there's also this, which I just posted in the "craftiness" thread:    http://motherjones.com/mojo/2012/03/knit-your-congressman-vagina-contraception-abortion?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Motherjones%2Fmojoblog+%28MotherJones.com+|+MoJoBlog%29
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: imaginary friend on March 24, 2012, 06:17:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/DApjHZq9o7M


 ;D
Title: Re: political lolz
Post by: Devery on March 16, 2013, 11:11:46 AM

For my daily slice of right-wing conservative wacko "news" I usually stop at Breitbart.com, where the fine folks there are carrying on the good fight against the Main Stream (sic) Media and the communist in the White House who is ruining our way of life.  Andrew Breitbart died last year of a heart attack.  Of course, his disciples believe he was killed by the government to shut him up, to keep him from telling the truth about the media and the communists, etc.  Here's a typical post from the site:

"AMERICAISLOST
I WAS NOT TUNED INTO POLITICS AT THE TIME BUT, MY HUSBAND RAVED ABOUT HOW AWESOME BRIETBART WAS.  I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE CONSERVATIVE DOCUMENTARY ABOUT HIS LIFE & WORK.  FROM WHAT I KNOW - HE WAS RIGHT!  WE DO NOT BELIEVE HIS DEATH WAS A NATURAL ONE.  WE ALSO BELIEVE  THE PERSON WHO PERFORMED HIS AUTOPSY WAS MURDERED.  SO, THIS IS WHAT AMERICA HAS BECOME.  I ADMIRE JOURNALIST WHO REPORT THE TRUTH.  THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA ARE PUPPETS OPERATED BY GEORGE SOROS.  I HAVE NEVER TAKEN MY LIBERTY FOR GRANTED.  WHILE GROWING UP HERE IN THE US, I FEARED SOMEDAY WE MIGHT BE TAKEN OVER BY A COMMUNIST ENEMY NATION.  NEVER ONCE DID I THINK THE ATTACK WOULD BE FROM OUR OWN BELOVED NATION'S LEADER.  SO MANY HAVE LOST HOPE & OUR FUTURE LOOKS GRIM."


C'est la vie, c'est la guerre.  But have no fear.  Ted Cruz and Rand "The Stand" Paul are here to save you!