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dirtbag

climber
Jan 26, 2013 - 12:05pm PT
I have to admit, it's kind of fun watching the more reasonable elements of the party hand wring and hair pull in frustration over the tea party mess.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Jan 26, 2013 - 12:11pm PT
"Could the warning signs be any more obvious?"

Credit: apogee
jghedge

climber
Jan 26, 2013 - 12:14pm PT
"“Republicans have been fleeced, exploited and lied to by a conservative entertainment complex…there are too many to name. Because the followers, the donors and the activists are so mistaken about the nature of the problems the country faces…just a simple question, and I went to Tea Party rallies and asked this question, have taxes gone up or down in recent years? They can’t answer this question.”"

They know they're being lied to, but prefer lies to reality, which refutes their failed ideology, and they also prefer repub candidates who pander to them with those same lies.

By 2020 repubs will be just as irrelevant nationally as they already are in CA - the most populous, most prosperous state in the nation.

philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jan 26, 2013 - 12:22pm PT
I have to admit, it's kind of fun watching the more reasonable elements of the party hand wring and hair pull in frustration over the tea party mess.

Yes they do seem to have spilled their Oolong and gotten their doilies in a twist.
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Jan 26, 2013 - 12:25pm PT
Looks like Sarah Palin is finished and on the path to obscurity and utter insignificance. Her 15 minutes lasted way too long.

Turns out she's even too dumb for Fox news!
jstan

climber
Jan 26, 2013 - 12:43pm PT
A quote from Sharon Day, Priebus' right hand person at the republican meeting this week intended to plan how they might widen their base.

"I'll talk to a head of lettuce if it will convince them to vote republican."

I think it symptomatic she did not choose to say "head of cabbage." Poor people eat cabbage.

The meeting concluded the election was not lost because of their ideology, which they promised would not change in the slightest. They lost because their technology was not as good as that of Obama's. If that is the case, and they were inferior to muslim technology, they have a real problem.

In one of his episodes Maher pointed up just how absurd this has gotten.

"I really wish Romney had won. After all. I am a comedian."

This is not all that bad. Under Eisenhower you could not find a laugh anywhere.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Jan 26, 2013 - 12:58pm PT
I heard that quote this morning, too...struck me as odd, as I've been quite convinced for a long time that most Republican voters have heads of lettuce.

Priebus says the GOP needs to find ways to connect with voter constituencies, but has no intention of abandoning their current 'conservative' position.

Seems like an oxymoronic strategy, since there are so many elements of the GOP these days that have completely alienated voter groups. However, in their shape-shifting minds, it's always an option to re-define 'conservative'. We'll just have to sit back & be entertained watching Boehner herd his pack of rabid cats and see where it goes.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Jan 26, 2013 - 03:04pm PT
oh yeah,, thats right Apogee they are only on administrative leave cuz they CANT legally fire em...


and Nature,, go suck some blowfish..

nice one ron! lol :)

also is a women going to be able to carry a heavy man in combat?
Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 26, 2013 - 03:37pm PT
In the alternative Right Wing Reality

McConnell heroically defeated the Liberal Socialists from taking over the Senate.

The McConnell camp says that the GOP leader "beat the liberals" who were pushing for more drastic changes.

From Team Mitch:


A group of the Senate's most liberal Senators, fueled by left-wing groups like Move On, have been pushing a dangerous scheme to change the rules of the United States Senate and fundamentally alter the checks and balances of our system.



You see, they had been pushing a plan to end the filibuster, allowing Harry Reid and the Obama Democrats to pass their agenda with a simple majority.

Well, Mitch McConnell stood strong and stopped that scheme dead in its tracks.

evil can spin any tale to make itself look like it's the one that is saving humanity
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Jan 26, 2013 - 04:04pm PT
"also is a women going to be able to carry a heavy man in combat?"

Why? You looking for a ride?
jghedge

climber
Jan 26, 2013 - 04:10pm PT
"You see, they had been pushing a plan to end the filibuster, allowing Harry Reid and the Obama Democrats to pass their agenda with a simple majority."


Hahahahaha, what a complete and total lie.

Filibustering wouldn't have been ended - just cloture would no longer require 60 votes.

In effect, McConnell is admitting that he'll never again have a majority in the Senate (about which he's right).

Really, if the only way you can keep bills from being passed is to prevent them being voted on, and then lie about the reason why that is, you should probably be doing something else.
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Jan 26, 2013 - 04:13pm PT
I hope and pray that the Repups continue to NOT change their ideology

but really, what choice do they have?


they can't become America's second Democratic party


secret: all they have to do to pick up millions more voters is change a LITTLE

just become a LITTLE more moderate, just be SEEN as more tolerant, more inclusive

but worry not, no way in hell will they do that because they will see themselves as WEAK

and behind closed doors, their self image is all that really matters to them

they are fuked but they never really wanted to govern anyway

lets hope they stay just the way they are and the Honey Boo Boos will love them
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 26, 2013 - 04:13pm PT

"also is a women going to be able to carry a heavy man in combat?"...

I'll bet there are a LOT of dudes that would have the SAME difficulty...


jghedge

climber
Jan 26, 2013 - 04:20pm PT
"secret: all they have to do to pick up millions more voters is change a LITTLE"

"just become a LITTLE more moderate, just be SEEN as more tolerant, more inclusive"


They'd lose the wingnut base, though, who would form a 3rd party (or just not vote, like they did in November)

No pro-choice repub will ever make it out of the primaries - which means they lose the general.

2012 was their last chance to get a repub in the WH - there will never be another repub president.





pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Jan 26, 2013 - 05:40pm PT
I'll bet there are a LOT of dudes that would have the SAME difficulty...

LOL! sure thing locker. men have to do 40 pushups in 2 min while the women only have to 20.
but what about when the women gets preggo? and right before combat.
cost effective!

p.s. appoge their are pretty looking men in this world and i bet ur one of em' :)
johnboy

Trad climber
Can't get here from there
Jan 26, 2013 - 06:37pm PT
p.s. appoge their are pretty looking men in this world and i bet ur one of em' :)

Wow, another rightwing intellect.

When you can't debate facts, use 3rd grade tactics.
Millions of republicans can't be wrong, right?
jghedge

climber
Jan 27, 2013 - 12:24pm PT
Credit: jghedge
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jan 27, 2013 - 03:37pm PT
What is up with Arizona?
Who runs Ariz?
Isn't that Brewer?
Controlled by Republicons?

Talk about an infringement on one's liberties...

http://www.alternet.org/arizona-bill-force-students-take-loyalty-oath

Think Progress / By Igor Volsky 67 COMMENTS
Arizona Bill to Force Students to Take Loyalty Oath
Needless to say this is unconstitutional.

January 26, 2013 |


Public high school students in Arizona will have to “ recite an oath supporting the U.S. Constitution” to receive a graduation diploma, if a new bill introduced in the new session of the state legislature is passed and signed into law. The measure, House Bill 2467, was offered by Rep. Bob Thorpe (R), a freshman tea party members who also backs a bill preventing state enforcement of federally enacted gun safety laws. Here is the text of HB 2467:

(actual bill in consideration http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=HB2467&Session_ID=110);

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Title 15, chapter 7, article 1, Arizona Revised Statutes,
is amended by adding section 15-701.03, to read:
15-701.03. Graduation requirement; constitutional oath
BEGINNING IN THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR, IN ADDITION TO FULFILLING THE COURSE OF STUDY AND ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS PRESCRIBED IN THIS CHAPTER, BEFORE A PUPIL IS ALLOWED TO GRADUATE FROM A PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL IN THIS STATE, THE PRINCIPAL OR HEAD TEACHER OF THE SCHOOL SHALL VERIFY IN WRITING THAT THE PUPIL HAS RECITED THE FOLLOWING OATH:
I, _, DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR THAT I WILL SUPPORT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES AGAINST ALL ENEMIES, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, THAT I WILL BEAR TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE TO THE SAME; THAT I TAKE THIS OBLIGATION FREELY, WITHOUT ANY MENTAL RESERVATION OR PURPOSE OF EVASION; AND THAT I WILL WELL AND FAITHFULLY DISCHARGE THESE DUTIES; SO HELP ME GOD.


As written, the bill does not exempt atheist students or those of different faiths from the requirement, though Thorpe has pledged to amend the measure. “In that we had a tight deadline for dropping our bills, I was not able to update the language,” he wrote in an e-mail to the Arizona Republic. “Even though I want to encourage all of our students to understand and respect our Constitution and constitutional form of government, I do not want to create a requirement that students or parents may feel uncomfortable with.”

A separate measure introduced by Thorpe’s colleague would also “require all students in first through 12th grades” “to say the pledge of allegiance each day.” Currently, “schools must set aside time for the pledge each day, but students may choose whether to participate.”

Constitutional experts warn that both proposals are unconstitutional. As American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona Public Policy Director Anjali Abraham explained, “You can’t require students to attend school … and then require them to either pledge allegiance to the flag or swear this loyalty oath in order to graduate. It’s a violation of the First Amendment.”


Edit:
Presidential Oath of Office:

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Military Oath:

"I, _, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."


Far out thought:
Why would high school students be speaking the military oath… Is that the first step on enlisting them into their (Arizona) militia/army?

locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 27, 2013 - 03:44pm PT


"but what about when the women gets preggo? and right before combat."...


Ever mess with a pregnant woman???...

Probably turn her into a KILLING MACHINE!!!...

LOL!!!...
johnboy

Trad climber
Can't get here from there
Jan 27, 2013 - 04:23pm PT
"but what about when the women gets preggo? and right before combat."...

Pyro,
How many of them were raped and impregnated by their fellow soldiers?
Do you force, "when the women gets preggo", them carry to full term?

In your world Pyro does conception start at insertion?
It's really all the women's fault, right?
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