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Old 05-26-2009, 07:44 PM
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Please. I try very hard not to imagine three impossible things before breakfast (or any other time of the day!).
Jeez, I'm only asking for one! And please, put in a disclaimer to make clear that you are not creating an attorney-client relationship, which BTW, I don't want either.
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:04 PM
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This thread is fun. This may not be the Daily Stupid, but it is still a new flavor of stupid to sprinkle on our sundae... And there's just no excuse for this thread being dead all day! Surely there were five stupider Republican ideas today than this:

Today, Tom Sullivan told me that the Chrysler dealers being closed (suggested to be closed?) were picked based on the political donations of the dealership owners. Dealership owners with R donations were on Obama's Enemies List (no shit), and had to go.

Hypothetical pop quiz: You own a business. Your business thrives on polluting. Which party do you donate to?
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:44 PM
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I don't know, but I've alerted the appropriate people and this Tom Sullivan fellow is now on the list too.
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:25 PM
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Today, Tom Sullivan told me that the Chrysler dealers being closed (suggested to be closed?) were picked based on the political donations of the dealership owners. Dealership owners with R donations were on Obama's Enemies List (no shit), and had to go.

Hypothetical pop quiz: You own a business. Your business thrives on polluting. Which party do you donate to?
Funny you should bring that up -- a simple analysis was posted on fivethirtyeight today. Of the available data on the contributions that car dealers made to Democratic or Republican candidates, 88% of the money went to Republican candidates.
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:26 PM
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Funny you should bring that up -- a simple analysis was posted on fivethirtyeight today. Of the available data on the contributions that car dealers made to Democratic or Republican candidates, 88% of the money went to Republican candidates.
Wow, they're closing 88% of the dealerships?

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Bumping for this.


Other than just pitching a complete fit anytime Obama does anything, what do they hope to gain from this?

Besides, You would think they would be encouraging the President to see more plays.
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:05 PM
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Bumping for this.


Other than just pitching a complete fit anytime Obama does anything, what do they hope to gain from this?

Besides, You would think they would be encouraging the President to see more plays.
Ha!

The hissyfit over that is really stupid considering that The Previous Occupant spent more time on vacation, either in Crawford or Camp David, than any president...ever. And I don't think he was flying coach with Southwest Airlines to get to Texas.
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Trying to keep up here...

The RNC has attacked the Obamas for going on a date in New York:
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:19 PM
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Practically a simulpost over the very same story.
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Bumping for this.
Yeah, I was going to post that yesterday, but I didn't get it finished because it interfered with the post I was working on regarding the tepid Republican reactions to Tiller's murder, which I didn't get finished because it interfered with the insane attacks on Sotomayor, which I didn't get finished because it interfered with the post about, jeeze, I don't even remember what it was before that...goddamn, there's just too much fucking stupid to keep up with! My desktop is littered with unfinished Dope posts! How anyone can proudly proclaim to be a Republican without constantly cringing in embarrassment is a total mystery to me. Well, unless their name is Carol Stream or clothahump.

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Other than just pitching a complete fit anytime Obama does anything, what do they hope to gain from this?
They WANT to be known as the fucking crybaby moronic Party of No...waaaaaaah!

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Other than just pitching a complete fit anytime Obama does anything, what do they hope to gain from this?
They want him to start doing cheap Bill Clinton dates, no doubt.
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They want him to start doing cheap Bill Clinton dates, no doubt.
God knows what they'll say if they find any of Barack's jizz on Michelle's dress!
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:49 PM
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This thread is fun. This may not be the Daily Stupid, but it is still a new flavor of stupid to sprinkle on our sundae... And there's just no excuse for this thread being dead all day! Surely there were five stupider Republican ideas today than this:

Today, Tom Sullivan told me that the Chrysler dealers being closed (suggested to be closed?) were picked based on the political donations of the dealership owners. Dealership owners with R donations were on Obama's Enemies List (no shit), and had to go.
I'm familiar with one Tom Sullivan. I'm dubious about the possibility of this being the same guy, although it's not entirely out of the question.

So, who's Tom Sullivan?
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God knows what they'll say if they find any of Barack's jizz on Michelle's dress!
They'll say she's a slatternly homemaker who can't even do the laundry properly.
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They'll say she's a slatternly homemaker who can't even do the laundry properly.
I was thinking it would be something about Barack's misdirected energy, and going down the wrong path.

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Old 06-03-2009, 10:20 PM
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Basketball players. Dribble much more than they shoot.
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:22 PM
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Basketball players. Dribble much more than they shoot.
Umm...something about aim? Or maybe how he is such a slovenly liberal that he wastes all sorts of precious bodily fluids?

Ooh! I know! He's a potential baby killer!

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Republicans Give Up On Capitalism, Admit Private Sector Can't Compete With Efficiency of Government Run Program:
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There appears to be little room for compromise, with Republicans contending that no matter how a public plan is designed, it would inevitably balloon and crush the private market.

"It's kind of a litmus test sort of thing," Grassley said. "It's just very, very difficult, but I suppose that somewhere out there there's something that's politically realistic that's not a public option that satisfies Republicans and Democrats. But it isn't a government-run system," Grassley said.
GOP: Private Profits Trump Public Health
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:17 AM
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That's not quite what they said.

However, their argument is utterly inane. Private insurers will still exist to provide that extra .01% of care that UHC won't provide, just as they do elsewhere.

Will we still have 50 private insurers? Probably not.
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Given that private health insurers seem to be doing okay in the UK where universal health care is free, somehow I doubt they'll all be instantly ruined in the US.
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And yet another racist e-mail from a GOP elected official's office makes the rounds (with your standard "Oops! Sent it to the wrong people!" excuse)
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I love that that's the standard "apology".

"Well, yeah, I sent it, but I didn't mean to send it to any black people, so it's okay!"
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I love that that's the standard "apology".

"Well, yeah, I sent it, but I didn't mean to send it to any black people, so it's okay!"
Well, give her credit for being sensitive to having sent it to non-racist people other than blacks. That's gotta count for something.

Right?

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And yet another racist e-mail from a GOP elected official's office makes the rounds (with your standard "Oops! Sent it to the wrong people!" excuse)
White eyes on a black background, is that an established racist meme?

(I'm not saying it isn't, this is just the first I've heard of it in that context.)
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It seems like a reference to stereotyped portrayals of black people in movies and stuff.
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Black people are invisible in the dark. Because they're the same color, see?
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White eyes on a black background, is that an established racist meme?

(I'm not saying it isn't, this is just the first I've heard of it in that context.)
What Captain Carrot said; also, it's meant to conjure the idea of ghosts, and the word "spook" is used as a derogatory term for blacks by the sort of racists who'd think that email was just the funniest damn thing they ever saw since Myrtle sat on the pecan pie.
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Black people are invisible in the dark. Because they're the same color, see?
Yeah, I'd more or less got that far. So the picture is saying, in essence, "the funny thing about black people is, their skin is darker! Get it? Get it?"

Which doesn't strike me as inherently racist, just utterly stupid. I don't see the insult there. I don't see anything there.

If someone posted a picture of eyes on a white background, meant to be Clinton, Bush, or even me in a snowstorm, my response would be "yeah, and...?"
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Yeah, I'd more or less got that far. So the picture is saying, in essence, "the funny thing about black people is, their skin is darker! Get it? Get it?"

Which doesn't strike me as inherently racist, just utterly stupid. I don't see the insult there. I don't see anything there.

If someone posted a picture of eyes on a white background, meant to be Clinton, Bush, or even me in a snowstorm, my response would be "yeah, and...?"
You aren't getting the history behind the image. It's not like this woman just made this up out of thin air. There is a history of that image of African-Americans that makes it offensive beyond its surface visual.

It's the same reason that someone calling you or me "Whitey" or "Honkey" doesn't even come close to conveying the same emotional response to us as someone calling a black person "Nigger" does to that black person. There's a history behind it, and it's a history that we do not share, because we've never gone through it.

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I'm so glad this thread is back! It's been so much fun, and I haven't been keeping enough up to date with stupid Republican ideas to refresh the thread myself.
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Which doesn't strike me as inherently racist, just utterly stupid. I don't see the insult there. I don't see anything there.
It's also placed in a line-up of utterly normal pictures of all the other (white) Presidents. Were the 'depiction' of Obama in isolation, I might agree with you, but it's clearly meant to imply "He's different and so doesn't get a normal picture like the others; we're going to reduce him to a caricature."

I mean, hell, it's arguable that this picture is somewhat racist, too, but the depiction of Obama is no different from the depictions of the other Presidents. It doesn't attempt to remove the humanity from Obama, just points out the fact that he's the first black President.

It's the difference between saying "He's our first black President" and "He's our first spook President."
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Yeah, I'd more or less got that far. So the picture is saying, in essence, "the funny thing about black people is, their skin is darker! Get it? Get it?"
And the punchline that you're supposed to "get" is that our president is a nigger spook.

You'd think that a joke that's been making the rounds for 400+ years would be a bit stale by now. Apparently there's a lot of neaderthals who still think it's as funny as that time that Og Jr. threw the bear femur in the air and it came down on his head.
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The specific image of a black man being invisible in the dark except for his eyes (wide open from fear) has a specific history. Think about the old joke with the punchline "Ain't nobody here but us chickens, Massah." The fugitive black man trying to hide from a white man who's too stupid to realize that his glow-in-the-dark eyes (or, in the case of the joke, the idea of a chicken responding in English) would give him away.
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They want him to start doing cheap Bill Clinton dates, no doubt.

Well sure they were cheap. They stayed in, and the only cost was a cigar.
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And the punchline that you're supposed to "get" is that our president is a nigger spook.

You'd think that a joke that's been making the rounds for 400+ years would be a bit stale by now. Apparently there's a lot of neaderthals who still think it's as funny as that time that Og Jr. threw the bear femur in the air and it came down on his head.
To be fair, the femur thing was pretty funny.
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To be fair, the femur thing was pretty funny.
"Tragedy is when I lose my best flint knapper. Comedy is when you are trampled by a mastodon and die."
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Ha. Ha! Oh, man.

http://www.rollcall.com/news/35940-1...inter_friendly

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They're getting good at this "Put out a basically blank plan to try to steal some thunder from Obama".
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Yeah, but it's not p...p...p.....PUBLIC! AHHHHHHHHH!!

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Didn't... wait... didn't they do the same thing with the budget?
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"Iranian activity similar to what we did in House last year when Republicans were shut out in the House" Oh, Pete Hoekstra. You're a fucking moron.

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It takes a real fucking winner to be redundant in a 140-character format.
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I know what he means though. My cat scratched me last night and boy, now I know how Jesus felt being nailed to the cross.
Truly. I got called into work last night which is similar to what third-world sweatshop workers are going through.
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It's probably worth noting that Carrot accidentally left out a word. I doubt it was deliberate, since you can't C&P the twitter part from the front page of Hoekstra's blog.

"Iranian twitter activity similar to what we did in House last year when Republicans were shut out in the House"

Puts a bit of a different spin on the statement. Juuuust a tad.

(Also, "Pete Hoekstra is a meme"? You're doing it wrong!)
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Enough of this Republican bashing. GOP Chairman Michael Steele has single-handedly solved the health-care crisis:

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/20...th-Care-Crisis

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If it’s an access question, people don’t have access to health care, then figure out who they are, and give them access!
Now why didn't Obama think of that? Huh?

PS Clearly, this is good news for the McCain campaign.

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I think what Mr. Steele means is a means for people without health insurance to observe health care being provided. Incentivizing.
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Enough of this Republican bashing. GOP Chairman Michael Steele has single-handedly solved the health-care crisis:

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/20...th-Care-Crisis



Now why didn't Obama think of that? Huh?

PS Clearly, this is good news for the McCain campaign.
I really wish the federal government would stay the fuck away from everything and anything to do with health care.
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To me, its mostly about priorities. First take away all the guns, then force Eagle Scouts into gay marriages, and then universal health care.
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