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1 Kragar (Antichrist )  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:27:24pm

WATERGHAZI!

2 Charles Johnson  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:35:38pm

I really think it was the repetition of mindless right wing pap that gave him cotton mouth. Even if he had been fully hydrated, the speech was about as memorable as a phone book - the same old clichés. Big government bad. Obama secretly hates free enterprise. Rinse. Repeat.

3 Kragar (Antichrist )  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:36:38pm
4 erik_t  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:38:36pm

re: #3 Kragar (Antichrist )

@BryanJFischer Libs advise GOP to get younger, hipper candidate. Then play clip of Rubio’s water-gate 200 times. http://hotair.com/archives/2013/02/14/cable-news-replayed-the-clip-of-rubio-sipping-water-more-than-200-times-yesterday/ …

Impossibly hilarious implication: Bryan Fischer thinks that Rubio is young and hip.

5 iossarian  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:38:51pm

re: #3 Kragar (Antichrist )

Rubio is young and hip now?

BWAHAHAHAHA

6 Targetpractice  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:38:57pm

re: #2 Charles Johnson

I really think it was the repetition of mindless right wing pap that gave him cotton mouth. Even if he had been fully hydrated, the speech was about as memorable as phone book - the same old clichés. Big government bad. Obama secretly hates free enterprise. Rinse. Repeat.

It was a completely forgettable speech, one that you could tell he didn’t have any real input in. My guess is he didn’t even see it until the day of.

7 Kragar (Antichrist )  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:39:52pm

re: #5 iossarian

Rubio is young and hip now?

BWAHAHAHAHA

8 blueraven  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:40:03pm

Senate is voting now to move the Hagel confirmation forward.

9 makeitstop  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:40:28pm

Colbert’s edit of Rubio’s speech is the funniest one I’ve seen.

10 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:40:42pm

Colbert followed this up with a bit on the ABC captioning of the Spanish version of the speech. Apparently the transcription was made by a computer that tried to interpret Rubio’s Spanish as though it were English. At least the result was refreshingly free of clichés.

11 Lidane  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:40:45pm

re: #5 iossarian

Rubio is young and hip now?

BWAHAHAHAHA

He knows Tupac!

12 geoffm33  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:40:48pm

re: #4 erik_t

re: #5 iossarian

re: #7 Kragar (Antichrist )

HE KNOWS WHO TUPAC IS

EDIT:

re: #11 Lidane

Beat me to the punch(line)

13 Ghost of Tom Joad  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:41:04pm

re: #4 erik_t

Impossibly hilarious implication: Bryan Fischer thinks that Rubio is young and hip.

“He’s not ancient or white! What’s the damn problem!!”///

14 Targetpractice  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:41:21pm

re: #8 blueraven

Senate is voting now to move the Hagel confirmation forward.

Either GOP goes on record filibustering a candidate they already said they’d allow to come to a full vote 10 days from now or vote for cloture and prove there was never anything to their bluff.

15 Kragar (Antichrist )  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:41:30pm

re: #9 makeitstop

Colbert’s edit of Rubio’s speech is the funniest one I’ve seen.

I haven’t seen that much uncomfortable fidgeting since Dick Morris and Karl Rove on election night.

16 EPR-radar  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:42:00pm

re: #6 Targetpractice

It was a completely forgettable speech, one that you could tell he didn’t have any real input in. My guess is he didn’t even see it until the day of.

It could have been written on 11/7/12, with MadLibs style spaces left for insertion of sound bites relevant to the SOTU speech.

17 Lidane  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:42:43pm

BTW, I hope the Secret Service is following that crazy pastor Terry Jones. He just put out a tweet calling for open insurrection against the government. I won’t link it here. It’s on TGDN, of course.

18 Mattand  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:44:51pm

Off-topic from previous thread: Now I’m just fucking with him. Plus, he’s following me on Twitter.

19 Charles Johnson  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:46:24pm

The Colbert Report follow-up:

20 Kragar (Antichrist )  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:47:57pm

re: #18 Mattand

Off-topic from previous thread: Now I’m just fucking with him. Plus, he’s following me on Twitter.

The mold I found in my fridge last week was more self aware.

21 CuriousLurker  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:48:25pm

re: #2 Charles Johnson

I really think it was the repetition of mindless right wing pap that gave him cotton mouth. Even if he had been fully hydrated, the speech was about as memorable as phone book - the same old clichés. Big government bad. Obama secretly hates free enterprise. Rinse. Repeat.

I forced myself to watch Morning Joe the day after just to see what he’d say. After making several lame excuses for Rubio and listening to the other pundits, he finally admitted that that it was the same speech the GOP has been giving since 1994.

re: #6 Targetpractice

It was a completely forgettable speech, one that you could tell he didn’t have any real input in. My guess is he didn’t even see it until the day of.

On Morning Joe they said he has tons of seasoned advisers hovering around, but claimed he writes his own speeches. He also said “He’s not ready, just like President Obama wasn’t,” at which point Mika jumped in and said that at least Obama hit it out of the park with his first big speech, heh.

22 Targetpractice  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:48:26pm

Shouldn’t there be a limit on how long a Senate vote goes for? Does it really take 45 minutes in 2012 to get 100 votes on the record?

23 Tigger2  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:49:00pm

re: #2 Charles Johnson

I really think it was the repetition of mindless right wing pap that gave him cotton mouth. Even if he had been fully hydrated, the speech was about as memorable as a phone book - the same old clichés. Big government bad. Obama secretly hates free enterprise. Rinse. Repeat.

I have been hearing that same old dry speech from Republicans every since Reagan first gave it.

24 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:49:29pm

Greetings fellow Lizardim. Operation Valentine’s day is going as planned. With what I have planned the wife is in for a nice surprise.

25 Kragar (Antichrist )  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:49:42pm

Fischer: Obama Is Deliberately Destroying the Military by Allowing Women in Combat

As Fischer sees it, Obama “detests the military” because he views it as tool that “white colonial powers” use to oppress nations around the globe. In fact, Obama is so imbued with hatred of America’s fundamental “white supremacy [and] white racism,” Fischer believes, that he is “systematically going about destroying the military” by allowing women to serve in combat:

26 Robur  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:50:06pm

Aqualunge..gate!…do you remember Novembers foggy freeze when the 47% you shat apon voted you to your knees

27 Targetpractice  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:52:06pm

re: #25 Kragar (Antichrist )

Fischer: Obama Is Deliberately Destroying the Military by Allowing Women in Combat

Says the guy who thinks that awarding the Medal of Honor for saving lives is “feminizing” the award.

28 Kragar (Antichrist )  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:52:24pm

Apon is not a word.

29 Kragar (Antichrist )  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:52:55pm

re: #27 Targetpractice

Says the guy who thinks that awarding the Medal of Honor for saving lives is “feminizing” the award.

Who also never served a day in the military.

30 Targetpractice  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:53:28pm

re: #29 Kragar (Antichrist )

Who also never served a day in the military.

Yeah, but he’s read a lot about WWII, so it’s just the same!!

///

31 blueraven  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:53:45pm

re: #22 Targetpractice

Shouldn’t there be a limit on how long a Senate vote goes for? Does it really take 45 minutes in 2012 to get 100 votes on the record?

So far 4 republicans have voted to proceed to vote for the confirmation.

32 makeitstop  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:54:28pm

re: #22 Targetpractice

Shouldn’t there be a limit on how long a Senate vote goes for? Does it really take 45 minutes in 2012 to get 100 votes on the record?

Your clock is slow.

33 Amory Blaine  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:54:29pm

I thought the more techie lizards might like this article.

EmDrive: China’s radical new space drive

Scientists in China have built and tested a radical new space drive. Although the thrust it produces may not be enough to lift your mobile phone, it looks like it could radically change the satellite industry. Satellites are just the start: with superconducting components, this technology could generate the thrust to drive everything from deep space probes to flying cars. And it all started with a British engineer whose invention was ignored and ridiculed in his home country.

…………………….Propellant can account for as much as half the launch weight of a geostationary satellite. This means that, in principle, fitting one with an EmDrive rather than a conventional drive, could halve launch costs. Shawyer notes that EmDrives no more powerful than the Chinese one could keep the International Space Station in position without the need for costly refueling.

34 Kragar (Antichrist )  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:55:12pm

re: #30 Targetpractice

Yeah, but he’s read a lot about WWII, so it’s just the same!!

///

In which case he would know about the numerous Medals of Honor awarded under circumstances he would describe as feminizing the award.

35 Lidane  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:55:16pm

re: #25 Kragar (Antichrist )

Fischer: Obama Is Deliberately Destroying the Military by Allowing Women in Combat

War criminal Allen West was saying the same shit. Pfft.

36 EPR-radar  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:55:30pm

re: #22 Targetpractice

Shouldn’t there be a limit on how long a Senate vote goes for? Does it really take 45 minutes in 2012 to get 100 votes on the record?

5 minutes for the vote, 40+ minutes for grandstanding and self ego stroking.

37 Robur  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:56:21pm

re: #28 Kragar (Antichrist )

Typo..watching somone in parking lot and didnt catch it in time,there is a resturant up front and someone was mucking about the place.She’s had enough trouble as it is..

38 Targetpractice  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:56:24pm

re: #32 makeitstop

Your clock is slow.

The curse of the Mayans!

39 Locker  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:56:37pm

Dear Brian,

Please allow me to assist you with regard to “hip”:

40 Targetpractice  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:58:23pm

Some little shit voted “present.”

41 blueraven  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:58:41pm

re: #36 EPR-radar

5 minutes for the vote, 40+ minutes for grandstanding and self ego stroking.

Its over 58/40

confirmation delayed

42 RadicalModerate  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:58:55pm

re: #17 Lidane

BTW, I hope the Secret Service is following that crazy pastor Terry Jones. He just put out a tweet calling for open insurrection against the government. I won’t link it here. It’s on TGDN, of course.

One of his personal mouthpieces who tweets on his behalf is being even more crazy than usual.

Image: ingram_tweets.JPG

FYI: the videos links on the left of her page are of President Obama being lynched and burned in effigy.

43 The Mountain That Blogs  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 1:59:44pm

re: #41 blueraven

It was 59-40, with someone voting present. Reid changed his vote so he could enter a motion to reconsider. Who the hell voted present??

44 iossarian  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 2:00:22pm

re: #28 Kragar (Antichrist )

Apon is not a word.

I’m torn though because Aqualung is a cool song.

45 HappyWarrior  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 2:00:24pm

re: #3 Kragar (Antichrist )

Rubio isn’t exactly “hip” Bryan. No, we want the GOP to stop having candidates that are xenophobic and homophobic assholes and Marco Rubio still fits that rule.

46 Targetpractice  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 2:01:15pm

re: #43 The Mountain That Blogs

It was 59-40, with someone voting present. Reid changed his vote so he could enter a motion to reconsider. Who the hell voted present??

Initial guess? A Republican who wanted to vote for cloture, but would get read the Riot Act for doing so instead of holding the line until after the recess.

47 HappyWarrior  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 2:01:51pm

re: #27 Targetpractice

Says the guy who thinks that awarding the Medal of Honor for saving lives is “feminizing” the award.

Yeah Fischer had zero credibility to speak about military affairs after that ridiculously stupid comment. And as Kragar has pointed out on many an occasion, he never served himself.

48 Targetpractice  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 2:02:20pm

The “present” was Orrin Hatch.

49 Varek Raith  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 2:02:54pm

The GOP; Proving once again they have no desire to actually do their fucking jobs.

50 Kragar (Antichrist )  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 2:03:37pm

re: #44 iossarian

I’m torn though because Aqualung is a cool song.

But what is Aqualunge?

51 HappyWarrior  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 2:04:10pm

re: #49 Varek Raith

The GOP; Proving once again they have no desire to actually do their fucking jobs.

It’s a natural byproduct of what happens when you elect people who hate the government to help run the government.

52 Varek Raith  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 2:04:27pm

re: #44 iossarian

I’m torn though because Aqualung is a cool song.

Also a badass attack in the Final Fantasy series.

53 Kragar (Antichrist )  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 2:06:15pm

re: #48 Targetpractice

The “present” was Orrin Hatch.

54 iossarian  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 2:07:25pm

re: #50 Kragar (Antichrist )

But what is Aqualunge?

The move you make at “hot coeds” after you’ve been hitting the bong.

55 erik_t  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 2:08:14pm

re: #33 Amory Blaine

I thought the more techie lizards might like this article.

EmDrive: China’s radical new space drive

The so-called EmDrive continues to be a source of ridicule, and it should remain so until someone actually explains how it is alleged to work and/or actually demonstrates thrust in a lab worthy of the name.

56 Gus  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 2:09:09pm
57 RadicalModerate  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 2:10:47pm

re: #56 Gus

John Cornyn is attempting to claim that what is happening regarding the blocking of the Hagel confirmation vote is not a filibuster on the GOP’s part.

58 Targetpractice  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 2:10:53pm

re: #56 Gus

They’re trying to cover their asses by claiming that the vote was really one to confirm Hagel, meaning it’s not officially a filibuster. But because Reid took a procedural vote to keep the nomination on the floor, it officially goes in the record as a GOP filibuster. McCain, Graham, and Alexander, all of whom said earlier today they’d be willing to vote for cloture after the recess unless a “bombshell” showed up voted against cloture. As did McConnell, who bitched up a storm during the Bush years that ever nominee deserves an up-or-down vote.

59 gwangung  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 2:13:08pm

re: #25 Kragar (Antichrist )

Fischer: Obama Is Deliberately Destroying the Military by Allowing Women in Combat

Wonder how the Israeli military feels about that.

60 HappyWarrior  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 2:14:31pm

So what does the filibuster of Hagel mean? Obama needs a new nominee or what?

61 Gus  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 2:15:59pm

re: #60 HappyWarrior

So what does the filibuster of Hagel mean? Obama needs a new nominee or what?

More debate and another vote. I think the vote is set for a week from next Tuesday.

62 Lidane  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 2:16:06pm

re: #60 HappyWarrior

So what does the filibuster of Hagel mean? Obama needs a new nominee or what?

It means the Obama administration can keep flogging the GOP for being obstructionist assholes.

63 stabby  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 2:16:32pm

re: #60 HappyWarrior

So what does the filibuster of Hagel mean? Obama needs a new nominee or what?

He needs a new skin color

64 HappyWarrior  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 2:16:41pm

re: #62 Lidane

It means the Obama administration can keep flogging the GOP for being obstructionist assholes.

They really need to drive that point hard during the midterms.

65 iossarian  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 2:17:07pm

re: #60 HappyWarrior

So what does the filibuster of Hagel mean? Obama needs a new nominee or what?

Given that the Pentagon apparently takes global warming somewhat seriously, we might be better off ceding civilian control and letting the military take over.

/tinfoil kepi securely in place, mon commandant!

66 Robur  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 2:20:17pm

re: #54 iossarian

Aqua=water..lunge..he lunged for the water.Perhaps he should have had the water closer,like maybe holding it I think just holding the water if he needed it would have been better, of course when he took a sip no one would have minded hey it happens to us all. I do think that too much is being made of this because it really does not matter and has nothing to do with his rebuttal.

67 7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 4:00:15pm

re: #59 gwangung

Wonder how the Israeli military feels about that.

But … just not Christian (Real White) women.

68 BeenHereAwhile  Thu, Feb 14, 2013 8:02:17pm

re: #55 erik_t

The so-called EmDrive continues to be a source of ridicule, and it should remain so until someone actually explains how it is alleged to work and/or actually demonstrates thrust in a lab worthy of the name.

Is this another iteration of the Dean Drive?

[Link: en.m.wikipedia.org…]

69 taserian  Fri, Feb 15, 2013 7:19:36am

re: #66 Robur

A proper lectern or podium to deliver the speech would have helped tremendously. The President had an advantage where he could have taken a sip of water while applause was going on in the Capitol, and probably had a glass of water somewhere within easy reach. Rubio had no such moments for pauses, but no one would have begrudged him a sip while speaking if the water bottle were similarly placed. Instead, the awkward move to the right, combined with the idea that he couldn’t break his gaze give the impression that he had never delivered a speech to a camera, and had only done so in front of an audience.

70 Robur  Fri, Feb 15, 2013 7:44:01am

re: #69 taserian

Isn’t that the problem with Rubio..lunging to the right?..Yes He should have had a podium.

71 wrenchwench  Fri, Feb 15, 2013 8:16:51am

re: #69 taserian

A proper lectern or podium to deliver the speech would have helped tremendously.

Lectern is the correct word.

(I borrowed that pet peeve from my brother.)

Welcome, hatchling.

72 taserian  Fri, Feb 15, 2013 9:26:24am

re: #71 wrenchwench

I welcome your welcome, old bird.

My Toastmasters club considers an elevated lectern (where there’s a step up from the floor) as a podium. I’ll have to nitpick with them as to proper usage now.

73 taserian  Fri, Feb 15, 2013 9:29:02am

re: #70 Robur

I imagine that if the water bottle had been on the other side, there would have been pearl-clutching galore among the Republicans as he has now veered toward the left.

74 wrenchwench  Fri, Feb 15, 2013 9:50:43am

re: #72 taserian

I welcome your welcome, old bird. lizard.

FTFMe. You’re now a lizard too.

My Toastmasters club considers an elevated lectern (where there’s a step up from the floor) as a podium. I’ll have to nitpick with them as to proper usage now.

They might be right. I think if you step up onto something, it’s a podium.


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