The Biden v. Ryan Debate Thread

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Raymond Cummings, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 14:20 (seven years ago) link

Dunno if I'm even up for watching this live. My nerves, etc.

Raymond Cummings, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 14:21 (seven years ago) link

"Mind If I Call You Paul? I've Got Some Good Zingers Where I Call You Paul"

clemenza, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 14:22 (seven years ago) link

Haha TERRIBLE

Raymond Cummings, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 14:22 (seven years ago) link

Obama Presidency hangs in the balance!

Legendary General Cypher Raige (Gukbe), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 14:23 (seven years ago) link

Joe Biden: he fixes things.

http://images.movieplayer.it/2003/02/24/harvey-keitel-in-una-scena-di-pulp-fiction-5504.jpg

clemenza, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 14:26 (seven years ago) link

is this tonight

lag∞n, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 14:31 (seven years ago) link

thursday

iatee, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 14:32 (seven years ago) link

i heard ryan was going to pwn biden so hard that obama was going to lose another 4 points

Mordy, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 14:33 (seven years ago) link

i heard andrew sullivan was gonna die over this debate

lag∞n, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 14:35 (seven years ago) link

cool debate

buzza, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 14:36 (seven years ago) link

Somebody ought to mock up a Tarantino style movie poster for this

Raymond Cummings, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 15:12 (seven years ago) link

If Biden uses the term "WHAMBULANCE" at any time during the debate I will buy all of ILX ice cream

Raymond Cummings, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 15:14 (seven years ago) link

sadface paul ryan is going to be a key aspect of this. like it is gonna be like paul mccartney plaintively raising his eyebrows at the camera while he sings yesterday, forehead etched with feelings.

unprotectable tweetz (schlump), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 15:18 (seven years ago) link

fiddle while Amerika burns

cancer, kizz my hairy irish azz (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 15:22 (seven years ago) link

^^ Ha, there's the face Schlump was talking about.

pplains, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 15:27 (seven years ago) link

biden should get all what happened to you why r u so sad its ok you are amongst friends here

lag∞n, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 15:43 (seven years ago) link

Like a therapist or bartender

Raymond Cummings, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 15:50 (seven years ago) link

ha yes then pour him a low carb beer and pat him on the back

lag∞n, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 15:51 (seven years ago) link

Fuck! I wish I could find that Steve Martin/Tim Meadows SNL sketch where Martin is pushing meadows to explain why he is bummed and then Meadows is like "I'm depressed because this is the only sketch I'm I'm tonight"

Raymond Cummings, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 15:54 (seven years ago) link

"You have to understand, this ideology was a wedding gift from Uncle Grover."
"Is your Uncle Grover a millionaire?"
"No...."
"Well, your Uncle Barack is THE PRESIDENT"

Raymond Cummings, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 21:55 (seven years ago) link

Biden email today sounded pretty scrappy - "gets fact-checked by his own campaign on his health care plan, thinks Sesame Street deserves tougher treatment than Wall Street, and wrote off half of the country when he thought no one was listening."

timellison, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 00:14 (seven years ago) link

"when he literally literally LITERALLY -- listen, folks -- NO ONE was listening."

the ones that I'm near most: fellow outcasts and ilxors (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 00:15 (seven years ago) link

we should just script this thing already - there's time

Raymond Cummings, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 01:48 (seven years ago) link

I think Ryan came off surprisingly well, but Biden more than held his own, for an old guy. It was almost as if Ryan felt constrained by his future prospects, you know? Like, he didn't even rise to Biden's bait when Joe brought up that high speed rail thing. If there were two more debates I imagine Ryan would have been more aggressive, but I have to give this one to Biden. Whether it gives a bump to Obama is another matter.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 03:50 (seven years ago) link

fiddle while Amerika burns

― cancer, kizz my hairy irish azz (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, October 9, 2012 10:22 AM (13 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

as opposed to...whatever it is you're up to on this and every other thread?

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 04:58 (seven years ago) link

Amerika Amerika is killing its youf

Fiendish Doctor Wu (kingfish), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 07:37 (seven years ago) link

So Rove's tactic of challenging Lehrer's suitability to moderate (with PBS having a conflict of interest) served the GOP very well in last week's debate. Now Drudge leads with the story that Obama attended the wedding of tomorrow's moderator, which gives the GOP another win-win: cobbling the moderator's credibility, so thatnthey either win the debate or lose an "unfair" debate, with no counter-story either way. Not looking good for O-B.

pretty even gender split (Eazy), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 16:45 (seven years ago) link

no amat, as opposed to not wasting 90 mins on 2 flim-flam men who a re assassination insurance.

cancer, kizz my hairy irish azz (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 16:48 (seven years ago) link

So Rove's tactic of challenging Lehrer's suitability to moderate (with PBS having a conflict of interest) served the GOP very well in last week's debate.

I thought Romney kicking Obama's ass served the GOP very well. I don't 'remember complaints about Lehrer's "conflict" after the debate.

the ones that I'm near most: fellow outcasts and ilxors (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 16:50 (seven years ago) link

Bunch of articles like this (again featured on Drudge the 48 hours leading up to last week's debate):
http://www.ibtimes.com/2012-presidential-debates-jim-lehrer-too-liberal-be-fair-799625

pretty even gender split (Eazy), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 16:52 (seven years ago) link

right but it didn't matter afterwards

the ones that I'm near most: fellow outcasts and ilxors (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 16:57 (seven years ago) link

There weren't complaints after the last debate, but if Romney had performed weakly there sure would've been. That's what makes this strategy win-win for the GOP: win a fair debate or lose an unfair one.

pretty even gender split (Eazy), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 16:57 (seven years ago) link

http://m.gawker.com/5950583/the-ryan+biden-debate-lets-talk-powerpoints-vs-im-gonna-fuck-you-up-chief

Deep down, probably all of us secretly wish that The Onion's version of Vice President Joe Biden were real. Perhaps it's all those gaffes talking—the combined weight of decades of gives-no-fuck moments leading to the suspicion that maybe this is a dude who would be willing to race you for the vice presidency because, face it, your IROC-Z is bullshit. The idea that any iteration of that dude might show up is what makes tomorrow night's vice presidential debate so potentially exciting.

Fiendish Doctor Wu (kingfish), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 20:24 (seven years ago) link

I really don't understand the thinking behind picking "Mobutu Sese Seko" as your nom de plume

www.toilet-guru.com (silby), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 22:36 (seven years ago) link

Is this foreign policy, or just whatever comes up? The Libyan Embassy stories today are bad.

clemenza, Thursday, 11 October 2012 00:23 (seven years ago) link

Just another day in Obama's repulsive foreign policy in the Middle East.

the ones that I'm near most: fellow outcasts and ilxors (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 11 October 2012 00:37 (seven years ago) link

This isn't aiming drones at American citizens or killing bystanders in Pakistan; this looks like rank incompetence motivated by a need to avoid American "footprints" in North Africa. But Americans aren't listening anyway.

the ones that I'm near most: fellow outcasts and ilxors (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 11 October 2012 00:39 (seven years ago) link

Incompetence that gets an ambassador killed vs. incompetence that gets thousands of soldiers and several times that in civilians killed.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 11 October 2012 01:38 (seven years ago) link

I think Ryan came off surprisingly well, but Biden more than held his own, for an old guy. It was almost as if Ryan felt constrained by his future prospects, you know? Like, he didn't even rise to Biden's bait when Joe brought up that high speed rail thing. If there were two more debates I imagine Ryan would have been more aggressive, but I have to give this one to Biden. Whether it gives a bump to Obama is another matter.

― Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, October 10, 2012 4:50 AM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Wait, what, are you posting from the future?

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 11 October 2012 05:34 (seven years ago) link

we should just script this thing already - there's time

― Raymond Cummings, Wednesday, October 10, 2012 1:48 AM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

pretty even gender split (Eazy), Thursday, 11 October 2012 05:57 (seven years ago) link

biden killed. some of the homophobic jabs were a bit odd and i know it won't play well with the democratic base but, hey. according to twitter, biden had jeff ross sit in on a few writing sessions. not sure which lines were directly from him, though. didn't even know ross was a democrat-- he did visit occupy l.a. though, right? best line of the night was the twisted sister/ayn rand/abortion thing.

dylannn, Thursday, 11 October 2012 05:59 (seven years ago) link

uncomfortable close ups of ryan's facial expressions during the debate remixed with badalamenti score creeping people out.

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 11 October 2012 06:11 (seven years ago) link

biden had an obvious erection on the walkup to the podium. nothing to be ashamed of.

dylannn, Thursday, 11 October 2012 06:12 (seven years ago) link

Wait, what, are you posting from the future?

Ha, just seeing if anyone was paying attention (Also: yes)

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:05 (seven years ago) link

I've got an uneasy feeling about this, too. If Biden does well, I don't think it'll mean much; if he doesn't, I can see where that could become a big deal. (If Ryan were to have a disastrous night, that would probably be a story.)

clemenza, Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:21 (seven years ago) link

Holy shit, I forgot all about Biden dropping out of the race in '88 due to plagiarism.

pretty even gender split (Eazy), Sunday, 14 October 2012 01:26 (seven years ago) link

Remember when obama was plagarizing deval patrick?

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Sunday, 14 October 2012 02:48 (seven years ago) link

it would only be redundant if the thread had any sustained chat at all about how biden implied he didn't vote for war on a credit card or about the consequences of his albright-like gusto for crippling sanctions or about his being proven a remarkable liar and plagiarist and so on

― zvookster, Saturday, October 13, 2012 8:14 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

except this is a thread about the debate. not about joe biden in general.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Sunday, 14 October 2012 03:20 (seven years ago) link

and morbs never deigns to actually explain himself (herself? what do i know.) at length, just pops in for a would-be devastating bon mot. frankly i think if s/he were party to a conversation IRL and behaved her/himself like this, s/he'd get punched in the face. why we countenance her/him here is beyond me.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Sunday, 14 October 2012 03:23 (seven years ago) link

If ILX were a real life party, there would be a lot of people with busted schnozzes, in fairness.

Andrew Farrell, Sunday, 14 October 2012 07:31 (seven years ago) link

lol @ ms. morbs

buzza, Sunday, 14 October 2012 08:19 (seven years ago) link

xxp yeah this is why i will never go to a FAP lol

Nhex, Sunday, 14 October 2012 08:28 (seven years ago) link

Dr. Mrs. Morbius

some dude, Sunday, 14 October 2012 11:13 (seven years ago) link

l-r Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dr. Morbius

www.toilet-guru.com (silby), Sunday, 14 October 2012 16:32 (seven years ago) link

"yeah this is why i will never go to a FAP lol"

every ilxor i have ever met in the world is like the pussiest pussy cat that has ever catted. they are doll babies! and a treat to hang with. and nothing like their onlineness. the internet just does things to people.

scott seward, Sunday, 14 October 2012 18:54 (seven years ago) link

it's the same thing you mean in every single post you make to ILE.

I'm consistent... bitch.

amateurist, wtf? Yeah saying shit on the internet is completely diff from real life, overexplaining myself on this fucking thing would be a massive waste of time, I am a man, and at least wait til my cancer is under control before you punch me in the fucking face. And God fuck America and politics.

cancer, kizz my hairy irish azz (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 14 October 2012 19:18 (seven years ago) link

Morbs pleas for politeness and tact

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 14 October 2012 20:23 (seven years ago) link

Well, anyway.

pretty even gender split (Eazy), Sunday, 14 October 2012 20:32 (seven years ago) link

i'm glad morbz posts in these threads -- just as i'm glad mordy, alfred, m. white, clemenza, iatee, scott seward, and a bunch of other people with disparate opinions and posting styles post here. hell, i wish we had a couple of conservatives. these threads are more interesting when they take unpredictable turns.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Sunday, 14 October 2012 21:28 (seven years ago) link

i suppose you all want to re-elect the muslim, eh

omar little, Sunday, 14 October 2012 21:38 (seven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVdz1Neuuzg

Bummy G. Baumgartner (buzza), Sunday, 14 October 2012 21:44 (seven years ago) link

^^ says nothing whatsoever, but looks and sounds good in doing so. Read a transcript and it will have all the substance of wet tissue.

Aimless, Sunday, 14 October 2012 21:47 (seven years ago) link

well that ad has the creepiest "I'm _____ and I approve this message" coda that I've heard in a few years.

Clay, Sunday, 14 October 2012 22:10 (seven years ago) link

I'm Mitt Romney, and I'm speaking to you from inside your house. I'm standing over your children. Do what I say, and nobody gets hurt.

*buffs lens* (schlump), Sunday, 14 October 2012 22:22 (seven years ago) link

well that ad has the creepiest "I'm _____ and I approve this message" coda that I've heard in a few years.

― Clay, Sunday, October 14, 2012 5:10 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

seriously. he sounds like he's speaking the words while standing over the body of someone he's just bludgeoned to death.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 15 October 2012 00:12 (seven years ago) link

Also looks like they edited Biden's laughs in.

timellison, Monday, 15 October 2012 00:38 (seven years ago) link

romney actually says he's going to dig people out of the ground in this one!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQvLsF4j8Vc&NR=1&feature=endscreen

scott seward, Monday, 15 October 2012 00:47 (seven years ago) link

i think that's what he means anyway...

scott seward, Monday, 15 October 2012 00:48 (seven years ago) link

wait maybe he didn't say that...

scott seward, Monday, 15 October 2012 00:49 (seven years ago) link

i like how china making lots of stuff means you must stand up to china. kill them if you have to. then bury them in ohio. then dig them up out of the ground. this will create jobs. for people who make shovels. in ohio.

scott seward, Monday, 15 October 2012 00:51 (seven years ago) link

mitt only owns one shirt!

scott seward, Monday, 15 October 2012 00:51 (seven years ago) link

a stuffed shirt!

One shirt, one shovel, full hearts

Raymond Cummings, Monday, 15 October 2012 01:01 (seven years ago) link

isn't this the fridAY night lights indie rock band at the end of this one?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiE0SkKj_kA

scott seward, Monday, 15 October 2012 01:02 (seven years ago) link

post-rockers for romney

scott seward, Monday, 15 October 2012 01:02 (seven years ago) link

this one guy's dad is a dog and he actually digs up graves in iowa! and the other guy lives on a step at frank lloyd wright's house and this lady is gonna sit there and wait and see if anything changes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=kEGtgnZGVzA&NR=1

scott seward, Monday, 15 October 2012 01:09 (seven years ago) link

Scott, step away from YouTube: Mitt commands you

Raymond Cummings, Monday, 15 October 2012 01:11 (seven years ago) link

liberals totally Etch-a-Sketch when it comes to Biden's past horrors.

― cancer, kizz my hairy irish azz (Dr Morbius), Saturday, October 13, 2012 9:39 AM (10 hours ago)

Political parties in "look over that way while we whitewash the past" non-shocker. See also: John McCain and Keating Five, opposing the MLK holiday in AZ, etc. etc.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 15 October 2012 02:22 (seven years ago) link

i get kind of furious at the whitewashing of george h. w. bush's rep. the guy was about as involved in iran-contra as anyone, and he gets to be the 'sensible' foreign policy pres.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Monday, 15 October 2012 02:30 (seven years ago) link

yeah but he hated broccoli!

George Bush was heavily involved in Iran-Contra, stigmatized an entire campaign based on racial politics, helped plummet the economy into a recession, succeeded in nominating Clarence Thomas to the –

http://www.corbisimages.com/images/Corbis-IH055332.jpg?size=67&uid=588acb60-23e7-4932-b50f-2e7583ee76b8
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01384/Bush_Snr_and_Pups_1384851i.jpg

– haha, ok. loved that guy. "Not gonna do it!" let's go get a beer.

pplains, Monday, 15 October 2012 04:09 (seven years ago) link

I'm pretty sure somone could, just to make a point, dig up some great pics of a fun-loving Martin Bormann froliciking with schnauzers, but what would that prove?

Aimless, Monday, 15 October 2012 04:20 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/exvan.jpg

pplains, Monday, 15 October 2012 04:31 (seven years ago) link

But in order to invoke Godwin's Law, someone has to mention Nazis... oh, wait. nvm.

Aimless, Monday, 15 October 2012 04:34 (seven years ago) link

seven years pass...

lol remember

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 20:27 (eight months ago) link

lol

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 20:31 (eight months ago) link

i do indeed remember a man who was in greater possession of his mental faculties eight years ago.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 20:31 (eight months ago) link

Eddie Munster?

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 20:33 (eight months ago) link

The greatest public service Biden ever performed was treating Ryan like a cum rag

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 20:33 (eight months ago) link

pwnanism

Pizza is Really Yummy for Me (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 20:37 (eight months ago) link

MALARKEY

que pasa picasso (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 21:17 (eight months ago) link


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