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Re: Political Humor
« Reply #210 on: June 25, 2015, 05:37:22 PM »
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Re: Political Humor
« Reply #211 on: June 26, 2015, 07:51:14 AM »
Jeez. It's not even funny when people believe that.

Wayyyyy funnier than "We have to pass the bill to know what is in it!".  (And yes, I have read the entire speech, and know the context.  Still doesn't excuse that the tactic was "ram this through and figure it out later" while businesses and people pay for it.).  At least you know this guy isn't dealing with all six strings on his guitar and can vote accordingly.   

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« Reply #212 on: June 26, 2015, 07:56:54 AM »
It shocks me when I read anyone talk like that.  How do people for for someone who says that?!  Makes me wonder about a lot of people, sad to say.
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« Reply #213 on: June 26, 2015, 08:12:55 AM »
It shocks me when I read anyone talk like that.  How do people for for someone who says that?!  Makes me wonder about a lot of people, sad to say.

I'm just curious, but why?   Isn't it just the fact that people have different beliefs?  How is that any different than that girl in Philadelphia that voted for Obama because she thought she was going to get free gasoline as a result? 

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« Reply #214 on: June 26, 2015, 08:47:37 AM »
Yeah, it's the shocking reality that some politician says that Moses lived for 600 years of that a person can believe that once Obama was in office that she would not have to pay taxes anymore.  I guess it's a bit scary that common sense is thrown out the door.
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« Reply #215 on: June 26, 2015, 09:06:25 AM »
It shocks me when I read anyone talk like that.  How do people for for someone who says that?!  Makes me wonder about a lot of people, sad to say.

I'm just curious, but why?   Isn't it just the fact that people have different beliefs?  How is that any different than that girl in Philadelphia that voted for Obama because she thought she was going to get free gasoline as a result?

It's different because the girl is just stupid and doesn't have the slightest concept of economics. Thankfully, she won't be writing legislation any time soon. The politician, someone who should be using data and evidence to make decisions for this nation, proudly declares that he believes that a 600 year old man built a boat (we'll ignore the insane amount of resources that would have been needed for such a project) that fit two of every creature on it, despite the fact that many creatures would have had to cross oceans (kangaroos) or survive in conditions which were the exact opposite from which they came (penguins) just to get to the boat. He then managed to keep them all alive, somehow sustaining the lions while preserving the zebras, and then figured out a way to circumvent all of the problems with inbreeding. All the animals got off the boat to a land with no vegetation left, yet they still managed to flourish, repopulating the exact same regions of the world from which their species originated. They did this without leaving a single bone out of place in the fossil records. The politician chooses to adhere to a story written by a couple guys who didn't know where the sun went at night.

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Re: Political Humor
« Reply #216 on: June 26, 2015, 10:16:52 AM »
It shocks me when I read anyone talk like that.  How do people for for someone who says that?!  Makes me wonder about a lot of people, sad to say.

I'm just curious, but why?   Isn't it just the fact that people have different beliefs?  How is that any different than that girl in Philadelphia that voted for Obama because she thought she was going to get free gasoline as a result?

It's different because the girl is just stupid and doesn't have the slightest concept of economics. Thankfully, she won't be writing legislation any time soon. The politician, someone who should be using data and evidence to make decisions for this nation, proudly declares that he believes that a 600 year old man built a boat (we'll ignore the insane amount of resources that would have been needed for such a project) that fit two of every creature on it, despite the fact that many creatures would have had to cross oceans (kangaroos) or survive in conditions which were the exact opposite from which they came (penguins) just to get to the boat. He then managed to keep them all alive, somehow sustaining the lions while preserving the zebras, and then figured out a way to circumvent all of the problems with inbreeding. All the animals got off the boat to a land with no vegetation left, yet they still managed to flourish, repopulating the exact same regions of the world from which their species originated. They did this without leaving a single bone out of place in the fossil records. The politician chooses to adhere to a story written by a couple guys who didn't know where the sun went at night.

I'm really struggling to see the difference.   SOMEONE put that guy in office.   He could think the moon is made of cheese, the election process is there to vet those people.   I see no difference between that guy and Obama, except you agree with Obama on more things.  If anything, Obama is worse, because some of his predicates for making decisions are less stark and less easily proved (though no less invalid).

Put it a different way, there is NO difference between the girl who voted for Obama, and the person that voted for that guy.   

Anything else is a substantive discussion about beliefs and political platform, and once you get to that point, ridicule all you want, but he has the right to his beliefs, and you have the right to have your beliefs. 

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« Reply #217 on: June 26, 2015, 10:27:48 AM »
Oh, that I agree with. 


It's like what I'm dealing with my father now.  He had MS.  It has affected his thought process.  He can't get words out quickly or talkes about the same things over and over because with his memory gaps, it's what's comfortable.  I know this, but to this day it still hurts to have these conversations.  It's more on a personal level but I do know going in we'll have the same conversation and I should be ready for it, but I'm not.
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« Reply #218 on: June 26, 2015, 11:09:35 AM »
Put it a different way, there is NO difference between the girl who voted for Obama, and the person that voted for that guy. 
Did Obama ever make free gas part of his platform?
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« Reply #219 on: June 26, 2015, 11:15:16 AM »
No, I do remember seeing a woman on the news with her hands in the air after Obama won in 2008 claiming now that he was president, she wouldn't have to pay taxes anymore.


If only.
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« Reply #220 on: June 26, 2015, 11:39:15 AM »
No, I do remember seeing a woman on the news with her hands in the air after Obama won in 2008 claiming now that he was president, she wouldn't have to pay taxes anymore.


If only.
Oh, I have no doubt that people thought that they'd get free gas; stupid people abound. But, if he'd come out and promised free gas for all, then I'd naturally call him a liar or a idiot and send my hypothetical vote elsewhere. In the case of this Montana nimrod, I'd call him a jackass and vote for somebody sane.
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« Reply #221 on: June 26, 2015, 01:03:58 PM »
AFAIK, he's a candidate ... not somebody actually elected.

I'd look into the context of what he said as opposed to snippets if he were to appear on my ballot.  But he's not, so I won't waste my time.
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Re: Political Humor
« Reply #222 on: June 26, 2015, 01:05:13 PM »
Put it a different way, there is NO difference between the girl who voted for Obama, and the person that voted for that guy. 
Did Obama ever make free gas part of his platform?

No, but I was living in Queen's Village in Philly then (on 2nd Street) and they had mobile cams set up over by the Art Museum, and while I was watching the news they interviewed this girl on Ben Franklin Boulevard and that is what she said.  I heard it with my own ears, and it was on YouTube for a while.

(By the way, it's not unreasonable that I know these details.  I know where I was living because of the date, and if you know Philly, you know that the Art Museum is where the "events" are; that's where the New Year's Eve celebrations are, and that's where the people congregated and where Mayor Nutter spoke the night of the election. It should be noted that HIS comments included the comment "We've waited 400 years for this day to happen".   One can only surmise that it was less about politics or advancements within the then 232-year old country, and more about race.)

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Re: Political Humor
« Reply #223 on: June 26, 2015, 01:18:28 PM »
Awful lot of non-humor on this page.
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« Reply #224 on: June 26, 2015, 02:48:44 PM »
Awful lot of non-humor on this page.

My bad.  Dumb people blow my mind. You'd think I'd be the last person serious.
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Re: Political Humor
« Reply #225 on: June 26, 2015, 02:51:50 PM »
Yes, I think you are the last person serious.

What?
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« Reply #226 on: June 26, 2015, 03:13:37 PM »
Awful lot of non-humor on this page.

My bad.  Dumb people blow my mind. You'd think I'd be the last person serious.

Wha?  Free gasoline is wicked funny.

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« Reply #227 on: June 26, 2015, 03:17:19 PM »
It is but I've heard so many stories like that now I'm a little numb to it.
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« Reply #228 on: June 26, 2015, 03:42:09 PM »
Perhaps the political humor should be left to things that were meant to be funny?  Otherwise, it will just turn into another war of ideologies debate.

For example, a cartoon or satirical article on the Noah retirement thing would be political humor, but just quoting a politician and saying "that's crazy" is more just to create a political wedge.

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« Reply #230 on: June 27, 2015, 06:56:41 AM »
http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/scalia-arrested-trying-to-burn-down-supreme-court

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Back at the Supreme Court, Justice Scalias colleagues said they hoped he would get the help he needed, except for Justice Clarence Thomas, who said nothing.

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« Reply #231 on: August 14, 2015, 02:06:59 PM »
[urlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG6fhub9HDQ]I'm running for Parliament![/url]

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« Reply #232 on: August 18, 2015, 10:17:24 AM »
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« Reply #233 on: August 24, 2015, 11:19:37 AM »


So much in this picture. I love the sign. Is her name Lord?

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« Reply #234 on: August 24, 2015, 11:31:07 AM »
That is wonderful.
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« Reply #235 on: August 24, 2015, 11:40:30 AM »
I don't like judging people. I try to give people the benefit of the doubt as much as I can. That woman holding her baby out for Trump to touch... Look at her face. It screams insanity.

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« Reply #236 on: August 24, 2015, 12:10:41 PM »
I don't like judging people. I try to give people the benefit of the doubt as much as I can. That woman holding her baby out for Trump to touch... Look at her face. It screams insanity.

Haha, I thought the same thing.   But what's worse?  That, or the guy next to her taking the photo; I'm betting that that screen is 65% pink-shirt-covered boob, and the other 35% is red-hat-covered-boob Trump.

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« Reply #237 on: August 24, 2015, 12:12:58 PM »
My favorite is the girl (or long haired male) to Trump's left with her back toward him so she could take a selfie.

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« Reply #239 on: August 25, 2015, 05:07:38 PM »
Take the Sanders hate to the 2016 thread.

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« Reply #240 on: August 25, 2015, 05:18:22 PM »
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« Reply #241 on: August 26, 2015, 06:13:41 AM »
I'm just not understanding the humor element. It may very well be hysterical, I just don't understand it. Kind of like British humor to most people I guess. I'm going to try and see if I understand your sense of humor. Is it in Bernie's arms? Is the picture funny because they are up? Let me know if I'm getting this right.











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« Reply #242 on: August 26, 2015, 07:42:36 AM »
We need captions for those photos, STAT!!!!

What do you think each guy is saying/describing?

Jeb:  "Take my brother.  PLEASE."
Chris:  "The turkey was only THIS BIG.  You call that a Thanksgiving turkey?  Not in Jersey!"

Rand Paul is clearly describing boobies, and I'm pretty sure Rick Perry is defending the size of his jimmy.   

The rest, I don't speak sign language. 

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« Reply #244 on: August 28, 2015, 01:28:26 PM »
Take the Sanders hate to the 2016 thread.
Why, do you want to share the wealth?
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