the most important election of your lifetime: 2012 american general election thread

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed
Not all messages are displayed: show all messages (5607 of them)

I found out about “Cookiegate” this morning. I was about eight hours late on the dog stuff and, when I asked someone who tweeted about it to explain what they were talking about, they literally didn’t believe that I could possibly be ignorant of such a consequential topic. After I learned the story, I felt a little worse about myself for being in any way involved in the tornado of idiocy that is American politics.

Mad God 40/40 (Z S), Saturday, 21 April 2012 19:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

never realized plato's cave had a roadway...learn something every day

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 22 April 2012 05:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

plato's increasingly fucke-up cave

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Sunday, 22 April 2012 07:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

Was faffing about on Kickstarter tonight and found this:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1339254269/ron-paul-road-to-revolution

what the living fuck: some dude is making an NES-style platformer Ron Paul game, and got $8K+ from Kickstarter to make it.

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Sunday, 22 April 2012 08:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

It looks like it might be an interesting game, but if there is a revolution, then anyone who says "*WINK*" then follows that up with an actual wink will be first against the wall.

Andrew Farrell, Sunday, 22 April 2012 09:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

Accurate assessment, I think:

http://politics.salon.com/2012/04/20/mitt%E2%80%99s_one_undeniable_advantage/singleton/

clemenza, Sunday, 22 April 2012 17:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah, sadly

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Monday, 23 April 2012 06:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

Isn't there thousands of people that Obama can wheel out to say "I'd have a job now, if it wasn't for Mitt Romney"? Or have they all been used up by the GOP candidates' brief foray into socialism?

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 23 April 2012 07:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm sure there are plenty of such people, but somebody in a (paid) TV ad saying "I'd have a job now, if it wasn't for Mitt Romney" won't likely do much to offset the dissatisfaction of people feeling the pinch who see Obama as having failed them.

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Monday, 23 April 2012 07:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

Sure, but you're not voting for a time machine, you're voting for one guy vs another.

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 23 April 2012 08:04 (1 year ago) Permalink


I need new, hip khakis (DJP), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

expect to see a lot, lot, lot more of this

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/04/dog_soldiers_ri.php

goole, Monday, 23 April 2012 20:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

what the

I need new, hip khakis (DJP), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

Jesus, why are Republicans _so bad_ at jokes?

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 23 April 2012 20:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

Obama's mother "was not only a Communist fellow-traveler," he wrote, "but the sort of 1960s woman who (as we used to say) 'put her body on the line,' first by marrying two Third World men, and then by spending her career in the Third World."

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

"as we used to say"

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

so apparently if you say J1m Tr34ch3r's name three times he'll appear (or so i've learnt from the Village Voice comments thread). anyone feel like summoning him?

Mordy, Monday, 23 April 2012 20:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

ah, spengler.

goole, Monday, 23 April 2012 20:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

got to love the reasoning that goes from obama praising the social arrangements of poor indonesia as being at least more stable than those of poor chicago, to spengler using it as proof of preferring traditional pre-capitalism to "creative destruction." like, are you really going to argue that a '70s american ghetto is the best billboard for capital?

goole, Monday, 23 April 2012 20:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

yes, Jim Treacher should come here. he seems a treat

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

Jim Treacher

heavy is the head that eats the crayons (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

jim treacher wears a diaper

I accidentally sonned your dome (stevie), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

also the comments on that voice article - in particular at jim treacher the diaper wearer's expense - are a traet

I accidentally sonned your dome (stevie), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol

heavy is the head that eats the crayons (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 23 April 2012 21:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

The story of eating dog food in an impoverished third world country vs. tying your pet to the roof of your car. Yes, they both have dogs in them, but they really have nothing to do with each other. As much as I love dogs, the issue of their attitudes towards dogs aren't really important to me and secondary to these narratives. To me, Obama's is about someone who came from poverty and Romney's is about a robot dangerously out of touch with human behavior.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 23 April 2012 21:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

um, it's not dog food, guy

goole, Monday, 23 April 2012 21:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

dog as food, more like

I need new, hip khakis (DJP), Monday, 23 April 2012 21:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

it's ok to eat pussy but not dog?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 23 April 2012 21:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

I went to the National Association of Broadcasters convention last week in Vegas -- had never been before -- mainly a tech and gear festival for all things broadcasted, even though the definiton of 'broadcasting' keeps shifting. But this article published in the wednesday daily really leapt out at me. Basically a cheerleading conversation about how great Twitter & Facebook has been for political news because there is now no shortage of content or stories; the 24 hour news cycle is no longer starving, there's always something to write about, so hooray. Then, in the last few paragraphs, a few tiny mentions about how accuracy is still important, and the challenge of making sure that unvetted twitter commentary can be verified before broadcast. The tiny stuff, you know.

The Las Vegas airport with a view of the main strip's skyline = perfect place to have my mind blown by this article

http://www.nabshowdaily.com/2012/Article/128458

Milton Parker, Monday, 23 April 2012 21:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, would you listen to yourself.

pplains, Monday, 23 April 2012 21:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

l/r: Jim Treacher, ILX

Aimless, Monday, 23 April 2012 21:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

i see no diaper. jim wears a diaper.

I accidentally sonned your dome (stevie), Monday, 23 April 2012 22:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

hey guys sorry I haven't been around but I hear that guy who wears diapers might stop by so I thought I'd say hey. You guys know about this guy? Big diaper dude, Jim something. Trecher maybe - Treacher? think so. Really into the whole diaper scene, if you see him give him my best

same old song and placenta (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 23 April 2012 22:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

aero i think you mean jim treacher. i know he wears a diaper anyway.

I accidentally sonned your dome (stevie), Monday, 23 April 2012 23:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

And at Pajamas Media, David P. Goldman went for historical perspective: Obama's mother "was not only a Communist fellow-traveler," he wrote, "but the sort of 1960s woman who (as we used to say) 'put her body on the line,' first by marrying two Third World men, and then by spending her career in the Third World."

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 23 April 2012 23:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

"Third World men"

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 23 April 2012 23:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

American Politics: Yo Mama edition

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 23 April 2012 23:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

pretty sure there was something else commie-hating right-wingers in the 60s used to call a white woman marrying a black man

heavy is the head that eats the crayons (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 23 April 2012 23:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

"lucky"

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 23 April 2012 23:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

Hey, did I hear that Jim Treacher might start posting here?

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Monday, 23 April 2012 23:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

Can i smell diaper?

I accidentally sonned your dome (stevie), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 06:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

ahahahaa

goole, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 13:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

btw david p. goldman = "spengler", who's had this theme of obama's mom being a race-crazy whore for a while now

goole, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 13:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

nu-spengler is ed anger of the blog ra

goole, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 13:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

I don't even know who or what jerry treecler is, but I don't think his diapers should be near this thread.

Mad God 40/40 (Z S), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 13:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

trust me you don't want jerry without his diaper

I accidentally sonned your dome (stevie), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 14:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

I loled

crüt, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 14:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

There's nothing like getting a "Clooney and me" email from Barack.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 19:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh, dip. that email was rough. this sort of thing happens in every national campaign ever, but I prefer my bernie sanders emails. grayson emails jumped the shark a while ago.

HE HATES THESE CANS (Austerity Ponies), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 19:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

i kinda feel bad i've deleted all my campaign emails. four years of those subject lines would make some kind of found poem.

the clooney business is ridiculous.

goole, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 19:28 (1 year ago) Permalink


This thread has been locked by an administrator

You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.