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Re: Tea party victory endangers GOPís goal of retaking the Senate
« Reply #30 on: September 16, 2010, 04:51:18 am »
:lulz: @ Dok

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I can't really decide.

I haven't felt very funny lately anyway.

humor is subjective anyway.  or at least, that's what this one guy who I thought wasn't very funny told me once.

That sounds a bit like 4th ed... :argh!:

Um.

He was being pedantic about a role playing game being used as an analogy as a joke.   :lulz:

Remember, kids, we don't post while drunk on antifreeze.


aww you guys..  aren't I allowed to be a bit pedantic about a bad role playing game being used as a bad analogy for a bad joke?

and if PBR = antifreeze, then I've solved...   wel..  nothing..  I live in north florida..  it froze here once..  in '89.. 

predicted DH response: "well then you should just save PBR the trouble of bottling and drink antifreeze"

how are off am I?

I'd rather drink the antifreeze, to be honest.

PBR is worse than no beer at all.



I agree with this completely.  except that antifreeze may be cheaper.
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Re: Tea party victory endangers GOPís goal of retaking the Senate
« Reply #31 on: September 16, 2010, 06:15:03 am »
I AGREE

          that we are all fucked.

I DISAGREE

          that no beer is worse than any beer at all.


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Re: Tea party victory endangers GOPís goal of retaking the Senate
« Reply #32 on: September 16, 2010, 08:46:46 am »
 
PBR is worse than no beer at all.

PBR's only use is to drink at bars after you had two or three mixed drinks
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Re: Tea party victory endangers GOPís goal of retaking the Senate
« Reply #33 on: September 16, 2010, 09:16:07 am »
PBR is also useful as building material for alcohol stoves.  :lulz:
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Re: Tea party victory endangers GOPís goal of retaking the Senate
« Reply #34 on: September 16, 2010, 01:48:06 pm »
I AGREE

          that we are all fucked.

I DISAGREE

          that no beer is worse than any beer at all.




PBR isn't beer, it's hipster juice.

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Re: Tea party victory endangers GOPís goal of retaking the Senate
« Reply #35 on: September 16, 2010, 01:58:55 pm »
I AGREE

          that we are all fucked.

I DISAGREE

          that no beer is worse than any beer at all.




PBR isn't beer, it's hipster juice.

It's water with alcohol in it.

and it's cheap. 

when I want to spoil myself I pick up Guiness, or if I really want to spoil myself I pick up some Glenlivit, but money is tight these days

I do happen to live in the hipster area of this city, but in my defense, the houses here are much nicer than the particle board shit they have built in other parts of town.

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Re: Tea party victory endangers GOPís goal of retaking the Senate
« Reply #36 on: September 16, 2010, 03:20:58 pm »
It wouldn't just be gridlock.  If they seized both houses, they'd shut down the government (they'd find some pretext, easily enough) and what little TARP etc money that is actually finding it's way to getting people employed would be shut down as well.  In this economic climate, I'd give it two weeks before looting started.

TARP money isn't (for the most part) funding anything that KEEPS people employed..  one shot jobs are not a pancea for the problem.

If the monkeys in this country aren't spurned to innovation and creation of new sources of income by the current climate, then maybe I really will loose all faith in the future of the US and grab some popcorn while it burns, then move to mexico and invest and grow farm raised fish like my sons mother wants me to do.

Even if the world burns, people have to eat.

Necessity is the mother of invention may sound trite, but I'm really hoping for some god damn new ideas rather than old, stale ones.  If gridlock is what it takes for people to realize that DC isn't their cure-all be-all then so be it.

Agreed that TARP isn't doing very much, I should have been more broad.  In general, government money seems to be making the difference between employment and not in a lot of sectors right now though, such as in education and research, obviously the military-industrial complex etc.  Not to mention those currently unemployed (roughly 10% of the population, at last count).  In good times, a shutdown would be a nusciance, but could be survived.  Now I'm not so certain.

And while some new ideas on Capitol Hill, or indeed any ideas at all, would be a welcome change, I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for it to materialize.  We had a deadlocked Parliament over here....for a week, and then a coalition arose to chart the exact same disastrous course this country has been on since 1979.  The political consensus here, like in America, is shared by all major politicians and the arguments are mostly about rhetoric, or variations within the same overall plan.  Things may get interesting when the next election rolls around, but for now we have a government that absolutely no-one voted for.  What will most likely happen in the US is the creation of ad hoc alliances between members of the GOP and the Donks on matters they can agree on.  Which in the past several years has been the unrestrained power of the executive, how awesome torture is, reclassifying everything in sight as above top secret, increased military spending and waging foreign wars.  My assumption is that this would start after the GOP get over their shutdown attempt, in order to strongarm potential Democratic critics, which will work because the Dems are giant wimps.

I'm thinking though that, unless the Dems do something really fucking stupid into the election season, the Repubs will have a slight win in the House, while the Dems retain the Senate.  And I don't believe that has sufficient power for the shutdown scenario, just enough to be a major nusciance.  We'll see though.

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Re: Tea party victory endangers GOPís goal of retaking the Senate
« Reply #37 on: September 16, 2010, 03:22:31 pm »
It wouldn't just be gridlock.  If they seized both houses, they'd shut down the government (they'd find some pretext, easily enough) and what little TARP etc money that is actually finding it's way to getting people employed would be shut down as well.  In this economic climate, I'd give it two weeks before looting started.

Wasn't the TARP money a republican plan to begin with?

You were hoping for consistency, maybe?

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Re: Tea party victory endangers GOPís goal of retaking the Senate
« Reply #38 on: September 16, 2010, 04:40:42 pm »
My supposition would be that if there's a GOP congress (of any combo) with an Obamite administration, I think it wouldn't last past the next election cycle. 

But I've been wrong before.

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Re: Tea party victory endangers GOPís goal of retaking the Senate
« Reply #39 on: September 16, 2010, 05:08:11 pm »


It's water rat piss with alcohol in it that's been run through a cow.

Fixed.

Even bikers won't drink that shit here, and these bastards will drink anything.

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Re: Tea party victory endangers GOPís goal of retaking the Senate
« Reply #40 on: September 16, 2010, 05:36:10 pm »


It's water rat piss with alcohol in it that's been run through a cow.

Fixed.

Even bikers won't drink that shit here, and these bastards will drink anything.

They still can that horse piss?

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Re: Tea party victory endangers GOPís goal of retaking the Senate
« Reply #41 on: September 16, 2010, 05:57:02 pm »


It's water rat piss with alcohol in it that's been run through a cow.

Fixed.

Even bikers won't drink that shit here, and these bastards will drink anything.

They still can that horse piss?

Sure.  It's a public service, so that Hipsters will get too drunk to breed.

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Re: Tea party victory endangers GOPís goal of retaking the Senate
« Reply #42 on: September 16, 2010, 06:10:21 pm »


It's water rat piss with alcohol in it that's been run through a cow.

Fixed.

Even bikers won't drink that shit here, and these bastards will drink anything.

They still can that horse piss?

Sure.  It's a public service, so that Hipsters will get too drunk to breed.

 :lulz:

good god, that's why my sperm count is so low..

my swimmers are collateral damage in a cold war against hipsters.

It all makes so much sense now.
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Re: Tea party victory endangers GOPís goal of retaking the Senate
« Reply #43 on: September 16, 2010, 06:12:18 pm »


It's water rat piss with alcohol in it that's been run through a cow.

Fixed.

Even bikers won't drink that shit here, and these bastards will drink anything.

They still can that horse piss?

Sure.  It's a public service, so that Hipsters will get too drunk to breed.

 :lulz:

good god, that's why my sperm count is so low..

my swimmers are collateral damage in a cold war against hipsters.

It all makes so much sense now.

By virtue of drinking PBR, you are at least 1/4 hipster.  Sorry about that.

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Re: Tea party victory endangers GOPís goal of retaking the Senate
« Reply #44 on: September 16, 2010, 06:16:58 pm »


It's water rat piss with alcohol in it that's been run through a cow.

Fixed.

Even bikers won't drink that shit here, and these bastards will drink anything.

They still can that horse piss?

Sure.  It's a public service, so that Hipsters will get too drunk to breed.

 :lulz:

good god, that's why my sperm count is so low..

my swimmers are collateral damage in a cold war against hipsters.

It all makes so much sense now.

By virtue of drinking PBR, you are at least 1/4 hipster.  Sorry about that.



guilt by association?  If it drinks like a fish, it must be a fish?

If I was the sort to take offense at something, I'd be offended.

I'm going to have to find a new beer and purge my system now.  Thnx Dok.
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