Out of the Mouths of Liberals [OregonMuse]

Happy weekend to one and all. And now for something completely different. Or, not:

Richochet has already done this, but I thought I'd rip it off and do it here, because I'm not very original or creative. Also, it sounds like fun.

OK, so the question is, what is the craziest, dumbest, most relentlessly idiotic, jaw-droppingly imbecilic thing ever said to you by a liberal? And I don't mean the usual "Obama is good", "Republicans are mean" LIV talking points, I'm talking about remarks that are just so full of weapons-grade stupid that you're left gasping for air like a gutted fish, completely speechless, and feeling like your head has been filled with Elmer's glue.

Just how dumb can they get? Let's see what you've got.

And no fair just Googling for quotes from Nancy Pelosi or Keith Olbermann, it has to be something that was said directly to you personally.

I'll prime the pump with a few examples:

"The main stream media are hopelessly biased in favour of the right - a result of the fact that they are owned by mega-corporations."

A woman I met in a dog park in San Diego told me that she didn't mind illegal immigration as long as it didn't bring down her property values

Another one responded to my reference to the famous Chesterton quote about how people shouldn't change things without first understanding why they are the way they are in the first place by asking me if I thought women should be allowed to wear pants.

And this last one is moron-worthy:

I was once told by my friend's girlfriend that Kentucky Fried Chicken had to change its name to KFC because all the antibiotics they gave to the chickens had mutated them to such an extent that they could no longer be legally called chicken. I thought she was joking and laughed. This resulted in an hour-long lecture on the evils of GM food, meat, hydrocarbons, the Iraq War and country music. We were on a road trip and I was a captive audience. It was one of the most unpleasant experiences of my life, and I've been arrested in Mexico.

Heh.


I know many of you morons have spouses, in-laws, siblings, etc., who are brain-damaged liberal and spout insanely liberal things at family gatherings. So I'm thinking there should be all sorts of fuel available for building a roaring conflagration of stupid.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 11:41 AM



Comments

1 I once got into a shouting match with libtard SIL but nothing she said was original. It was ALL right out of the Democrat talking points. About half way through refuting everyone of them she called me a racist.

Posted by: Vic at June 01, 2013 11:48 AM (lZvxr)

2 We're buying the LA Times. Just to piss off the right people.

Posted by: Koch Bros. at June 01, 2013 11:48 AM (q4QfH)

3 My favorite: a liberal who opposed the construction of new power plants, when asked where we would get electricity, smugly answered, "From batteries!" as though I were a total dumbshit.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 01, 2013 11:48 AM (Z2Bkq)

4 My neighbor is still convinced that we need to give Obama's policies another six months.

Weapons.Grade.Stupid.

Posted by: jwb7605 (Let it Burn) at June 01, 2013 11:50 AM (Qxe/p)

5
Ooh, another one. A liberal who was bitching about a cell phone tower being constructed within sight of her house: "Why can't they put those down in the canyons, where you can't see them?"

Priceless.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 01, 2013 11:50 AM (Z2Bkq)

6 I was told that the American ambassador dying in Benghazi shouldn't bother me because he was a martyr for the freedom of the Libyan peoples.

Posted by: Gord096 at June 01, 2013 11:50 AM (OMW+8)

7 The NAZIs weren't really Socialists they just used that in their name to fool people into voting for them

Posted by: Lbby McLib at June 01, 2013 11:50 AM (W6wuT)

8 Sitting at a dinner table (captive) and being asked snidely, "How is it possible for private citizens to be as generous and caring as the government?"

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 01, 2013 11:52 AM (O6Tmi)

9 Libya is different from Iraq, because it has UN Approval.

Posted by: BuddyPC at June 01, 2013 11:52 AM (jfUIE)

10 My mother thinks that the 2nd amendment should be repealed, and when asked by me if by that rationale what of the other 9 in the original bill of rights should be repealed she said.....all of them. She also thinks socialism is kinda cool. This from a woman whose last job was in 1956.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at June 01, 2013 11:53 AM (cK0tU)

11 Not sure if this counts, but a local guy here once commented that he should get free healthcare because he had been running his own business for 20 years and couldn't afford to buy insurance out of his $20,000 a year income. I figure if you're running your own business and aren't managing to pull in more than $20K that after two, three, maybe five years you would consider a different line of work, but 20 years!?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2013 11:53 AM (pxDth)

12 I had a lefty at work say there was absolutely no evidence of voter fraud anywhere. He said the only purpose to voter ID laws was so Republicans could prevent blacks from voting. He was completely sincere.

Posted by: CT at June 01, 2013 11:53 AM (LV4dQ)

13 From my days as an academic: students (even grad students) thinking that the way to improve the "plight of the poor" was to increase everyone's pay by X%.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 01, 2013 11:54 AM (Z2Bkq)

14 Regarding a local guy mutter by two thugs: "It's society's fault!!"

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 01, 2013 11:54 AM (64x5r)

15 Recently moved to CA & just spoke with ANOTHER college grad - an otherwise smart guy - who is a Keynesian.
The actual quote:
"There are people who devote their lives to study this and if they say we need higher taxes and more spending, then that's what we should do."
Last week someone used the same logic to defend man made global warming.

My response?
"Yeah - let's go with blind faith. That always turns out well."

Posted by: Amy from Nashville at June 01, 2013 11:55 AM (nHNrt)

16 "There is just no reason for us to be drilling in ANWAR. It's just unnecessary."

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at June 01, 2013 11:56 AM (GEICT)

17 Probably the single dumbest thing I ever had a liberal say to me--at an anti-Bush protest, where I was protesting the protestors (and getting threatened and spit on, for what it's worth)--was that the tax rate should be 99%. The runner-up might be a completely different liberal, in a completely different context, who thought the tax rate should be "only" 85%. That's flat-out Communist thinking, I realize, but I don't see how anyone with even two brain cells to rub together could suggest such things and honestly believe they're good ideas.

Posted by: WesternActor at June 01, 2013 11:56 AM (+d4HW)

18 In reference to (at the time) president GHW Bush: he's not my president, I didn't vote for him. This is the mindset of liberals, about the same as kindergartners playing ball.

Posted by: nuke it from orbit, its the only way to be sure at June 01, 2013 11:56 AM (IcCNZ)

19 *mugged

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 01, 2013 11:56 AM (64x5r)

20 That the immediate impetus of the American Experiment isn't Liberty, but Fairness. Just look at children; they know it's wrong that one of them will have more toys than the others, so they share.


At that moment I summoned all my self-control in order to not inform him that I would be fucking our wife that weekend.

Posted by: BuddyPC at June 01, 2013 11:57 AM (jfUIE)

21 Just a general comment about all the people who told me they were going to vote for obama because of his skin color. Time we had a black president, and all that.

And I want to remember it. I never want to forget it... I never want to forget. And then I realized... like I was shot... like I was shot with a diamond... a diamond bullet right through my forehead. And I thought, my God... the genius of that!

Posted by: Jones in CO at June 01, 2013 11:57 AM (8sCoq)

22 Its not quite weapons grade stupid but one time I was going over our local propositions point by point with a liberal friend. We agreed on absolutely everything... until we got to how to fix the problem. About halfway through this, he looks up at me with this amazed expression and says, "wait, so its not that you hate poor people... its that you don't think democrat ideas will actually help them!" It was a eureka moment. He had obviously never even considered that there was a way to help poor people except the usual liberal welfare state. This was a college educated guy working as a programmer in a big company whose name you'd recognize. It made me realize how closed minded and ignorant most liberals really are. They really have never even heard actual conservative ideas.

Posted by: Dark Eden at June 01, 2013 11:58 AM (YZijQ)

23 So many choices. Here's one. We live in a fairly old section of town. The neighborhood was 'founded' in the 1920's. Part of the plan was a smallish, but pleasant lake. Large enough for canoeing, fishing. For 85 years the homeowners have paid to keep the lake up, dredging, dam maintenance, spillway, grounds etc., etc.
Out of general good-will, we allow the public to use the lake and surrounding paths, etc. One day, while spending time at the lake, a 30-something (non-resident) woman and I were having a spontaneous conversation, she was complaining about something...., don't recall what. Maybe the No Swimming rule. At any rate I pointed out that the lake was privately owned. Her response was, "Well..., that's just criminal."

Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 01, 2013 11:58 AM (aDwsi)

24
Everything is going great here in California.

Posted by: YIKES! at June 01, 2013 11:59 AM (mETGQ)

25 Oh gosh... This is a HARD one to answer.

While I think about it, I'd like to go ahead and nominate erg vs. the volcano as the stupidest leftist commentary EVER. He digs his hole and keeps right on digging.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at June 01, 2013 11:59 AM (CA2NO)

26 "Westboro Baptist Church is a good example of Republicans if you take the leash off."

(When I pointed out the Church leader was a registered democrat, and has even run for office as a democrat, I flat out was called a liar).

Posted by: Gringo at June 01, 2013 11:59 AM (SbfVm)

27 Ooh, another "excellent" one I just remembered. I was in a "debate" about illegal immigration, defending myself against being called a racist because I think the laws of the country should be followed. (For some reasons, liberals never tend to believe me when I say that I don't care what color someone's skin is, but I think they should enter the country through the proper channels.) This led to the mind-bogglingly stupid defense that, entering the country illegally "is only a crime because the government said so." I swear to God I am not making up that quote.

Posted by: WesternActor at June 01, 2013 12:00 PM (+d4HW)

28 Her response was, "Well..., that's just criminal."

Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 01, 2013 11:58 AM (aDwsi)

"I Agree Miss. Please leave...you are the criminal who is trespassing."

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 01, 2013 12:00 PM (O6Tmi)

29 California twits

I don't mind if the world comes to an end so long as it doesn't lower my property value.

...as the fault line goes

Posted by: the plan with the man at June 01, 2013 12:01 PM (MhA4j)

30 Mother Meanie voted for John Anderson in 1980...and wrote in Paul Simon in 1988.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at June 01, 2013 12:02 PM (8E3pj)

31 27 but of course

Posted by: the plan with the man at June 01, 2013 12:02 PM (MhA4j)

32 "Deficits don't matter"...oh wait, that was, uh...who said that?

Posted by: occam's brassiere at June 01, 2013 12:02 PM (+d36t)

33 The Koch brothers and Walmart are the reason for global warming. - SIL

Posted by: Hunker down and L.I.B. at June 01, 2013 12:02 PM (Cs2tJ)

34 I encounter this nonsense every single day in NYC. Unfortunately, the only way to stay sane is to block it out, so I can't think of any anecdotes aside from simply noting that we all know conservatives who are idiots, but lefties are completely incapable of making such distinctions in their own ranks. Earnestness trumps all to them.

Posted by: Rub A Dub Dub at June 01, 2013 12:02 PM (E55AK)

35 pfft, I award you no points.

Posted by: the plan with the man at June 01, 2013 12:03 PM (MhA4j)

36 My husband was lectured by an elderly neighbor about global warming -- as he was shoveling a foot of snow from her sidewalk.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at June 01, 2013 12:03 PM (qtKqj)

37 Oh, here's one that happened to my wife.


She got called a racist...for criticizing Biden after the VP debate.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at June 01, 2013 12:03 PM (GEICT)

38 Earnestness trumps all to them.

Posted by: Rub A Dub Dub at June 01, 2013 12:02 PM (E55AK)

This!

If only we emote sufficiently we can fix the world!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 01, 2013 12:03 PM (O6Tmi)

39 Deficits don't matter because profits are evil. or something

Posted by: the plan with the man at June 01, 2013 12:03 PM (MhA4j)

40 My cousin told me he voted for Bill Clinton in '96 because he had six kids and needed government help to feed and clothe them, among other things. He has since become a full-on moonbat lib who loves Barry and was a big fan of Bill Richardson as NM governor. His mother. a repub office holder, died before the total conversion, thank God, although I wouldn't rule out her rolling in her grave.

Posted by: huerfano at June 01, 2013 12:04 PM (bAGA/)

41 and wrote in Paul Simon in 1988.

slip slidin' away

Posted by: the plan with the man at June 01, 2013 12:05 PM (MhA4j)

42 I try to avoid personal contact with liberals at all costs, so I don't have much to offer here.

Posted by: The Third Horesman Of The Apocalypse at June 01, 2013 12:06 PM (vbh31)

43 I was watching the Hunger Games movie with family at Christmas time, my sister said--Welcome to Romney's America.

Posted by: delmar at June 01, 2013 12:06 PM (tkP0O)

44 When I referred to the Iraqis as Arabs, a liberal friend responded indignantly: "First of all, they are NOT Arabs - they are Sunnis and Shiites."

The same liberal friend told me that she was voting to reelect Obama because "if Romney is elected, he will bankrupt this country."

Posted by: sauropod at June 01, 2013 12:06 PM (G/vW6)

45 She got called a racist...for criticizing Biden after the VP debate.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at June 01, 2013 12:03 PM



What race is Biden?

Posted by: huerfano at June 01, 2013 12:06 PM (bAGA/)

46 "Last time I checked, the economy was doing better."


This was almost four years ago. Haven't gotten any economic updates since.

Posted by: BuddyPC at June 01, 2013 12:06 PM (jfUIE)

47 Overheard on an overloaded filthy diesel powered WA state car ferry just last week "This ferry is really saving the environment."

Posted by: Hunker down and L.I.B. at June 01, 2013 12:07 PM (Cs2tJ)

48
Recently a friend posted on facebook one of those instagram poster thingies - a picture of a Native American with the saying, "The worst genocide in human history didn't happen in Nazi Germany. It happened on US soil when 100 million Native Americans were slaughtered." I asked where the 100 million figure came from - did it include Native Americans who died of diseases for which they had no resistance, which was tragic, but not a slaughter? She responded that she had no clue how that would not be a slaughter. I responded that a slaughter is intentional, that the worst genocide was Mao's allowing tens of millions of Chinese to starve to death during his Great Leap Forward, and that the 100 million number was total BS.
And then she unfriended me.

Posted by: biancaneve at June 01, 2013 12:07 PM (6bYlh)

49 "The Koch brothers shouldn't be allowed to buy the L.A. Times because everybody has a right to be heard."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 01, 2013 12:07 PM (FITsd)

50 What race is Biden?
Posted by: huerfano at June 01, 2013 12:06 PM (bAGA/)



The same one as my wife.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at June 01, 2013 12:08 PM (GEICT)

51 I saw the media one as a facebook post just the other day. This was also a post from the same liberal. "Each Wal-Mart store costs taxpayers $900,000/year in food stamps for employees. Something must be done about minimum wage and especially about the number of hours an employee must work to receive benefits."

Posted by: no good deed at June 01, 2013 12:08 PM (mjR67)

52 I was watching the Hunger Games movie with family at Christmas time, my sister said--Welcome to Romney's America.

Tree bark soup, anyone?

Posted by: Kim Jung Obama at June 01, 2013 12:08 PM (vbh31)

53 I was at my niece's wedding taking place in south Georgia in the middle of July a few years ago.A lot of us ladies were gathered together applying the final touches on our make-up.The wedding was going to take place at an open aircathedral setting. Some of the ladies were complaining about the awful heat and my niece was apologizing something awful. I made the snarky remark, 'it must be globall wormening". My sister's best friend (I always thought she might be on the liberal side) made the comment that it was global warming. I looked at her and replied, "it's not global warming, it's south Georgia in the middle of July". She shut up quick. D'uh.

Posted by: Susan at June 01, 2013 12:08 PM (ZQJVg)

54 I've heard that only republicans engage in voter fraud and intimidation.

Posted by: Bigby's Baby Burping Hands at June 01, 2013 12:08 PM (RLTt1)

55 "why do you right wingerrz always say your for liberty? Liberal means liberty!"

Posted by: Atlas Shit the Bed at June 01, 2013 12:08 PM (7UFw3)

56 Koch brothers! Koch brothers! Run for your lives!
Uh, no..., I've never heard of George Soros...

Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 01, 2013 12:08 PM (aDwsi)

57 30 Mother Meanie voted for John Anderson in 1980...and wrote in Paul Simon in 1988.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at June 01, 2013 12:02 PM (8E3pj)

Could be worse. I think one of my idiotic Baby Boomer aunts voted for Art Garfunkel for POTUS in 1992 ... or was it Jerry Garcia? I can't remember.

Posted by: Slappy at June 01, 2013 12:08 PM (LTbLf)

58 Why do we have to kill animals when we can just go to the store and get meat?

From DUmbshit Underground.

Posted by: jukin at June 01, 2013 12:08 PM (WGm5T)

59 I saw a tweet the full idiocy of which Ican't recapture. It was along the lines of Obama has trillion dollar deficitsbecause Bush didn't pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and now Obama has to pay for them.

Posted by: Nash Rambler at June 01, 2013 12:09 PM (h+OzC)

60 Very old but a liberal co-worker after 9-11. I'm sure OBL didn't expect to actually kill 3K people.

Posted by: PaleRider at June 01, 2013 12:09 PM (vL0Nv)

61 "I don't use oil because I ride the bus."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 01, 2013 12:09 PM (FITsd)

62 Last weekend.

An exact quote.

"There is more proof that Harry Potter is a real character, than proof that Jesus actually lived".

So stupid on so many levels that I dropped immediately into a rare Raptor mode.

Posted by: trainer says LIB at June 01, 2013 12:10 PM (eVgJn)

63 "I'm actually conservative on some issues. I think free speech should be limited"

Posted by: Atlas Shit the Bed at June 01, 2013 12:10 PM (7UFw3)

64
Just a general comment about all the people who told me they were going to vote for obama because of his skin color. Time we had a black president, and all that.

Mike Tyson for President!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 01, 2013 12:10 PM (Z2Bkq)

65 We can work with the republican party.

Posted by: kevinw at June 01, 2013 12:10 PM (Ng30d)

66 While in grad. school, one of my fellow grad students read an article trying to blame the 2000-01 California energy crisis on Ronald Reagan's policies from when he was governor of the state (1967-75). I asked him "you mean to tell me this guy that liberals criticize as being not very smart was able to establish a regulatory system so devious that all the smart liberals running the state of California couldn't undo it for a full 25 years?" That was the end of the conversation.

Posted by: HungarianFalcon at June 01, 2013 12:10 PM (wy+El)

67 Just after the Sandy Hook school shooting I was speaking with the mother of one of my son's classmates at a basketball game. She asked me what we were doing after the game and I told her that we were going to the range to shoot. She gasped and said that she couldn't believe that I allow my 11 year old to shoot and that I have firearms in my house. I asked her what she would do if someone broke into her house and was holding a gun. She said she would hug him and shield her 3 kids. A 42 year old college educated speech therapist. weapons.grade.stupid.

Posted by: Timon at June 01, 2013 12:10 PM (LGDTn)

68 The New York Times is Republican paper - coworker.

Posted by: dIb at June 01, 2013 12:10 PM (aRwtY)

69 I saw a tweet the full idiocy of which Ican't recapture. It was along the lines of Obama has trillion dollar deficits because Bush didn't pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and now Obama has to pay for them.

Posted by: Nash Rambler at June 01, 2013 12:09 PM (h+OzC)


Even Democrats in Congress say that.

Posted by: Vendette (formerly I lurk, therefore I am) at June 01, 2013 12:10 PM (08XhI)

70 We're kicking around a good one from Woody Harrelson over at Althouse right now: "Corporations like Grumman* are so powerful that—I don't know, is this the kind of shit we want to talk about?"

* "Defunct 1994".-- Wikipedia

Posted by: Cerebral Paul Z. at June 01, 2013 12:11 PM (tqHgG)

71 Bill Clinton in '96 because he had six kids and needed government help to feed and clothe them, among other things.

Your cousin's tax hike should have taught him something during Clinton's administration. Property values that had been rising just fell as well.

Damn. Blue collar Americans in the Southwest "right to work" in sweat shops had to take out LOANS to pay income taxes during Clinton's administration. Family of Four with 21K out of which 8K went to Uncle I.R.Sam.

Posted by: the plan with the man at June 01, 2013 12:11 PM (MhA4j)

72
This will only count if Michael Moore chokes to death on a samitch in mid full throated spew of his latest least valued view point of American politics....
brings a smile and a ....."heh" at just the mere thought,

ya think?

Posted by: RICHARD at June 01, 2013 12:11 PM (rE6Op)

73
Made some comment about how Canadian health care should have more private sector involvement (eg. to better match supply to demand, how incentives matter, etc.)



Response was an indignant, sarcastic, "Yeah, and we should privatize police and fire services too!"

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at June 01, 2013 12:12 PM (SFs98)

74
Mother Meanie voted for John Anderson in 1980...and wrote in Paul Simon in 1988.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at June 01, 2013 12:02 PM



John Anderson did have one good song. Probably racist though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlkE2Le_RFg

Posted by: huerfano at June 01, 2013 12:12 PM (bAGA/)

75 "why would someone want to be the boss of a company? Just to control other people? Its just a sick power trip" -from the Kos

Posted by: Atlas Shit the Bed at June 01, 2013 12:13 PM (7UFw3)

76 I'm at a moonbat event, Jim Moran and Max Cleland are the speakers after 9/11. Some fat, old lady goes off right in front of me -- ranting about a simple call out of respect for our soldiers in harms way -- "we need to remember those who fought for peace, not for war" right into Max's face. I thought Jim Moran was going to punch her. You've gotta be pretty far out to piss off Moran.

Posted by: Jean at June 01, 2013 12:13 PM (CMlD4)

77 59 I saw a tweet the full idiocy of which Ican't recapture. It was along the lines of Obama has trillion dollar deficitsbecause Bush didn't pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and now Obama has to pay for them.

Posted by: Nash Rambler at June 01, 2013 12:09 PM (h+OzC)

I've heard that one from people I know, too. It aggravates me because they act that because spending for those wars was "off budget" that it wasn't reflected in the annual deficit numbers, which it was.

Posted by: Slappy at June 01, 2013 12:13 PM (LTbLf)

78 An animal-loving, person-hating lib oncetold methatI can't possiblybe a republicanbecause I'm an artist and I volunteer for charity.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at June 01, 2013 12:13 PM (qtKqj)

79 67 unless the thieves are targeting homes with firearms to rob, she'll be their more likely victim than you. And that is her choice. /she's pro-choice?

Posted by: the plan with the man at June 01, 2013 12:13 PM (MhA4j)

80
Duringa wake afriend of the deceased told me that Jimmy Carter was the greatest president ever elected.

I just smiled and walked away.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at June 01, 2013 12:13 PM (jz0+s)

81 One of my professors (sociology) announced to the class that Walmart was evil and he couldn't shop there because they used behavioral studies to trick poor people into buying more from them.

Posted by: the majestic moose at June 01, 2013 12:14 PM (OJPfE)

82 "George Bush drank so much it rotted his brain but Clinton smoking pot was no big deal".

--family member

Posted by: Mama AJ at June 01, 2013 12:14 PM (SUKHu)

83 Conservatives are like Nazis because Nazis hated government too.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 01, 2013 12:14 PM (FITsd)

84
I asked where the 100 million figure came from - did it include Native Americans who died of diseases for which they had no resistance, which was tragic, but not a slaughter?

Best estimate for the number of Indians living in what became the U.S.: ca. 3 million.

So her math is a little off there. Besides which, if there had been 100 million Indians, where the hell did they live, and how could they possibly lose to the much smaller number of Europeans?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 01, 2013 12:14 PM (Z2Bkq)

85 "It's okay to abort babies because all babies go the Heaven."

Posted by: 29Victor at June 01, 2013 12:15 PM (ES9R7)

86 On an old style message board I was informed just how stupid I was for saying raising the minimum wage raised the price of groceries, etc. The man was completely serious. Seemed logical to me. Raising production cost = higher price to you.

Posted by: Joethefatman™ (@joethefatman1) at June 01, 2013 12:15 PM (MnSla)

87

82 "George Bush drank so much it rotted his brain but Clinton smoking pot was no big deal".
--family member
Posted by: Mama AJ at June 01, 2013 12:14 PM (SUKHu)

There's probably some truth to that.

Posted by: Atlas Shit the Bed at June 01, 2013 12:15 PM (7UFw3)

88 "...100 million Native Americans were slaughtered."
---------------

Uh, well, since that exceeds by a factor of at least]/i] five the total population, I'm rather doubtful. Left/Liberal/Progressives ALWAYS wildly exaggerate numbers. They should be immediately called on it, then asked where they got the number from, and what other 'data' have they received from the same source.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 01, 2013 12:16 PM (aDwsi)

89
Duringa wake afriend of the deceased told me that Jimmy Carter was the greatest president ever elected.

I had this from a senior colleague in academia. I didn't have tenure yet, and not being sure whether he was making a joke or a serious comment, I played it straight.

Good thing. He was dead dog serious.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 01, 2013 12:16 PM (Z2Bkq)

90 Crap. Barrel.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 01, 2013 12:16 PM (aDwsi)

91 This isn't quite as stupid but my father, who has a PhD in mechanical engineering so he's no dummy, told me that Bush lied and the Republicans forced the authorization of force through the Senate. I told him that the Democrats controlled the senate in September 2001. He wouldn't look at my phone when I pulled it up on the internet.

Posted by: Timon at June 01, 2013 12:17 PM (LGDTn)

92 "Bill Clinton was a great president. He wouldn't have been so popular if he wasn't." -- liberal brother in law

"So according to you being great just means being liked? That explains your parenting method then." -- me


Posted by: Oil Field Trash at June 01, 2013 12:17 PM (oZ6Js)

93 Something like consumers should control Apple because consumers have spent more money for Apple products than investors have invested.

Posted by: Michael at June 01, 2013 12:17 PM (smKbx)

94 "We can just print the money!".

Posted by: navybrat at June 01, 2013 12:18 PM (O/qG9)

95
Same person also once gave me a wonderful Broken Window Fallacy comment about how the last Japanese tsunami 'is good for the economy'.


Seriously drives me bonkers because he's actually a super nice guy, extremely helpful to friends, and not exactly stupid in other areas, but the indoctrination is so fucking complete with certain things I simply can't break through.


And I'm witty, charming, good looking, and an extremely fast runner! Big cock too!

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at June 01, 2013 12:18 PM (SFs98)

96 Recently moved to CA just spoke with ANOTHER college grad - an otherwise smart guy - who is a Keynesian.
The actual quote:
"There are people who devote their lives to study this and if they say we need higher taxes and more spending, then that's what we should do."
Posted by: Amy from Nashville


Ah, heard that many times. Like most lefties, he needs to be introduced to the set of commonly known logical fallacies.

His is one of the Left's most oft-sputtered fallacies.

Appeal to authority: the attempt to use credentials of others to terminate debate. The most learned and intelligent expert is not free from any of the human frailties nor are they free from being just plain-ass wrong. It's essentially ipse dixit with a borrowed badge.

It's kind of stupid to even attempt this with economists as the totem. Economics is a study that attempts to quantify and predict human behavior. That alone give everyone pause before they declare what economists say as prescriptive. At it's core, like sociology and political 'science', economics is a politically-driven school.

If you find yourself in an argument with him, try this:

"If every PhD, every board-certified physician, every Nobel prize winner said that you should kill your mother, would you?"

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 01, 2013 12:18 PM (ujux6)

97 I told him that the Democrats controlled the senate in September 2001.
He wouldn't look at my phone when I pulled it up on the internet.



I will not allow your facts to alter my reality.

Posted by: A Libtard at June 01, 2013 12:18 PM (FITsd)

98 You don't need so many guns. Family member.

Posted by: Joethefatman™ (@joethefatman1) at June 01, 2013 12:19 PM (MnSla)

99
My ultra-Leftist sister told me she could never vote Republican because of slavery, the Ku Klux Klan and the plight of the American Indian.
I informed my sister that the Republican Party was founded by fifty men determined to end slavery, that her Democrats tore America in two and went to war in defense of slavery, that her Democrats founded and controlled the Ku Klux Klan, and that the Trail of Tears was the direct result of a lawless Democrat president choosing to ignore the ruling of the Supreme Court.
She told me that "everyone knows that none of that is true."
I offered her three history books. She refused to take them.

Posted by: Sam Adams at June 01, 2013 12:19 PM (ECDAN)

100 Once had a conversation with a liberal in which he kept saying "social engineers" have to do this and "social engineers" require us to do that, as if "social engineer" were a civil service classification.

I was stunned into silence at first but rallied to ask him to name any of these "social engineers" to whom he has delegated responsibility for his life and which of them was better able to pland and decide his life for his family and him than he was.

It was his turn to be stunned. He had honestly never thought of his own assumptions in those terms. He had seen the term "social engineer" somewhere and naturally assumed the social engineers were benevolent and wholesome; maybe part of AFSCME or something.

Nice guy, and at one time I loved him like a brother; but dumb as a brick.


Posted by: Lothar Zogg at June 01, 2013 12:19 PM (u3N3z)

101 LOL @ KFC. Reminds me of BP. I remember in the late 80's when BP bought up whichever station it was -- and of course couldn't rename it *British* Petroleum.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 01, 2013 12:19 PM (6wjLc)

102 "9/11 wasn't that big a deal. As long as terrorists are just killing Americans, who cares, right?" He was driving, so it was not an opportune time to punch him in the head.

Posted by: Robaroo at June 01, 2013 12:19 PM (ftAZK)

103 76
I'm at a moonbat event, Jim Moran and Max Cleland are the speakers after
9/11. Some fat, old lady goes off right in front of me -- ranting about
a simple call out of respect for our soldiers in harms way -- "we need
to remember those who fought for peace, not for war" right into Max's
face. I thought Jim Moran was going to punch her. You've gotta be pretty
far out to piss off Moran.


Posted by: Jean
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You in GA, Jean?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 01, 2013 12:19 PM (aDwsi)

104
While my daughter I dearly love each other, her conversion from traditional American to hard-core liberal has been nothing short of irritating for the entire family:
A timeline of her conversion:

At 16 years old - winning arguments with her liberal teacher on the 2nd Amendment

At 20 years old - Vocally expressing her happiness that GWB beat Horseface Kerry the night of the 2004 election,while working at a Boston restaurant (while a conservative position at the time, maybe not the smartest thing to do)

At 21 years old - proud that she was one of 3 conservatives in her "diversity" class of 50 at Northeastern Univ in Boston
To this:

At 24 years - On avisit home with her boyfriend (and future husband), sheaccused me ofbeing racist forpointing out a Muslim woman on a street in Naples, FL - which is a rarity.

And this:

At 27 years old - Threatening not to bring future children to visit their future Nana Grandpa (my husband and me) because we have guns in the house.

Go figure.

Posted by: Marybeth at June 01, 2013 12:20 PM (zFUKI)

105
I have a friend who delivers the weapons grade stupid on a regular basis.

Going non politically first: "This school must want me, they keep sending me recruitment flyers, I'm a shoe in!" (I tried explaining to him that I kept getting medical school recruitment stuff AFTER some of the schools sending it had rejected me, but he didn't follow. Needless to say, they didn't accept him.)

Also you get: "No no no, we regulate how much hopsitals can charge, that way no one goes bankrupt" (He'll usually follow this up with shit about single payer, saying "only government is big enough to pay for all the healthcare cheaply")
"The PS3 will outperform the Xbox360 Hands down. The new Cell processor means that they won't have to release a PS4 when Xbox comes out with it's next generation, they'll be able to skip one and it'll still be more powerful." (I tried explaining that consumer markets don't work that way "new" is not "most power" it's "most hyped" so Sony would have to release with MS just to appease consumers, and also the Cell Processor was too untested and it's architecture too complicated that it would hinder developers.)

This is all one person by the way, not an amalgam of people.

Posted by: tsrblke at June 01, 2013 12:20 PM (GaqMa)

106 On Twitter, Wyatt's Torch was talking about how he told someone the Nazis had gun control and the guy responded "At least Germany didn't have mass shootings every other week."

I think I would have cried.

Posted by: Mama AJ at June 01, 2013 12:20 PM (SUKHu)

107 "We can just print the money!"


That happens to be true.

Posted by: Ben Bernanke at June 01, 2013 12:20 PM (FITsd)

108 A resident of the northeast was making a case for the academic superiority of her blue state upbringing compared to those hopeless rednecks in the South. She opened with, "I went to school in the liberal North where the Revolutionary War was actually fought." and demolished her own argument before she ever got started.

Posted by: Long Haul Plucker at June 01, 2013 12:20 PM (ufVHp)

109 Late in GWB's presidency, a friend told me that the media got their marching orders from the WH.

When I asked him to name one, just one, positive news report about Bush in recent years and I would even accept "he wore a nice tie today", a few moments of silence followed. But he quickly recovered and told me that if any positive articles were written, then everyone would know the WH was running the show so they'd been told to be critical so that no one would know about it.

Sheesh.

Posted by: Robin Banks at June 01, 2013 12:21 PM (BjzG6)

110 "Keep your laws off of my body" from a chick in my freshman speech class when we were talking about controversial issues.

"Everybody has a right to free healthcare provided by the government" by the same chick and her friends at some kind of outdoor presentation the next year.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at June 01, 2013 12:21 PM (SkyIE)

111
"B-b-but the NAZIS were against abortion!"

Posted by: Golem14 at June 01, 2013 12:21 PM (Pwa1z)

112 I thought Jim Moran was going to punch her. You've gotta be pretty far out to piss off Moran.


Posted by: Jean at June 01, 2013 12:13 PM



Might have just been a while since he punched a woman. He is known for that. It also runs in the family.

Posted by: huerfano at June 01, 2013 12:21 PM (bAGA/)

113 Both the lack of and current tornadoes ravaging the Mid-West are due to global warming; you deniers are killing the planet!

Posted by: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse at June 01, 2013 12:21 PM (JqnAE)

114
I had a kid at work ("kid" is anyone under 40) defend Occupy vandalism. He told me, "We HAVE to be radical! The regular solutions don't work! We have to break things; interrupt things; burn things until they understand that we will not be stopped! Otherwise, we never really believed in our cause, did we?"
I asked, "So I can blow up a Planned Parenthood clinic?"
"Well, that's totally different!"
"How so?"
He tells me, "Because your cause is wrong."

Posted by: RKae at June 01, 2013 12:21 PM (YvDa7)

115 "There is just no reason for us to be drilling in ANWAR. It's just unnecessary."

Actually, with fracking, that may in fact be true. But I doubt if that's what the libtard had in mind.

Posted by: Brown Line at June 01, 2013 12:21 PM (a5bF3)

116 When JFK, Jr. died in the plane crash, I had a co-worker who said that she thought Republicans were behind it as they feared his political future. When I asked how the Republicans did this, she said that somehow someone got on the plane, either before or perhaps even during the flight, and sabotaged it. I sarcastically told her that made so much more sense than the truth we were told -- i.e., an inexperienced pilot who was recovering from a relatively recent ankle injury was trying to fly a small plane over the ocean during a time of poor visibility and simply crashed into the water.

Posted by: Slappy at June 01, 2013 12:22 PM (LTbLf)

117 I was in a recording session when Hawaii finally released Obumba-Clots' birth certificate. This loony hard leftist dialogue director turned pronounced what she had just read on her laptop aloud to the room about the news and then said "There we have it, the most vetted president in the history of the United States!". I turned back to the console and increased the level of the "Cowbell".

Posted by: ina_ginalship at June 01, 2013 12:22 PM (o6B4x)

118 "If every PhD, every board-certified physician, every Nobel prize winner said that you should kill your mother, would you?"Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 01, 2013 12:18 PM (ujux6)Oh also same guy:"Well Paul Krugman said...and he has a Nobel Prize."My response to that is usually "Fine, I'll see you a Krugman and raise you 2 Freidmans both with Nobel Prizes actually relevant to the field at hand."The problem with the false appeal is it ignores dissent within the appeal.

Posted by: tsrblke at June 01, 2013 12:22 PM (GaqMa)

119 ...me too. I had a teacher in a Catholic grade school wax eloquently on how great Carter was. I was flummoxed cuz she was normally sane. I was working so I couldn't respond

Posted by: Trainer @ LIB at June 01, 2013 12:22 PM (+8dqP)

120 Another one from the liberal workplace. "so and so takes oil company money" to dismiss their AGW skeptic work. Umm, like Shell, GE, Exxon etc. don't make money on windmill and solar panel schemes as well as the real energy and like the government throwing several hundred billion dollars at scientists to write grants for science proposals to prove AGW or excuse me now CC doesn't tend to bias what those scientists find?

Posted by: PaleRider at June 01, 2013 12:22 PM (vL0Nv)

121 "If you like your plan you can keep your plan."

"My plan will lower insurance premiums by 3000% and your boss will give yo a raise."

"I guess those shovel ready jobs were not as shovel ready as we thought."

Noted economic illiterate and head of the democrat party.

Posted by: jukin at June 01, 2013 12:22 PM (WGm5T)

122 Oh wait - not dumb but kinda hmmmm

"I didn't get fired from the Post Office for attitude but because they couldn't handle the truth about 9/11"

Posted by: Bigby's Baby Burping Hands at June 01, 2013 12:22 PM (RLTt1)

123 This is all one person by the way, not an amalgam of people.

Posted by: tsrblke at June 01, 2013 12:20 PM (GaqMa)

If given the opportunity, cut the brake lines in his/her car. We thank you.

Posted by: Hunker down and L.I.B. at June 01, 2013 12:23 PM (Cs2tJ)

124 These women were not all liberal; they were just concerned for the safety of their husbands. After the Benghazi incident, when all of the media was focused on the film maker, several of my fellow military wives were calling for the imprisonment of the guy. I asked why they were so angry at him for exercising his first amendment rights? They said his actions put the troops in danger because of the reaction from the muslim world. I asked them if there was anything else we shouldn't do that angers muslims? For instance, maybe we should stop sending our girls to school. It gave them all pause, and the subject hasn't come up again.

Posted by: no good deed at June 01, 2013 12:23 PM (mjR67)

125 A co-worker of mine, who was the president of a media related labor union, very simply said that the government should guarantee employment with a fair wage and housing to everyone for life.

Later, when I mentioned it to my Mom, she looked at me and said "he's a communist.'

Posted by: shibumi at June 01, 2013 12:23 PM (z63Tr)

126 "I voted for Obama because I was terrified of what would happen to our nation under Mitt Romney."

-- My Mendocino county brother.

I will add that he "doesn't care" about FastFurious or Benghazi, in the sense that even if those wild, unfounded right wingnut conspiracy theories were true, they're just not that important.

He's a middle school teacher, who I freely acknowledge really is by many measures
smarter, more disciplined, and better educated than I. None of that
helps, though.

Posted by: DJMoore at June 01, 2013 12:23 PM (ayoGu)

127 My own brother posted on Facebook on the eloquence of Joe Biden... and got "likes" on the post... sigh...

Posted by: JCNY at June 01, 2013 12:23 PM (PFzp6)

128 Here's a couple from Canada:

"I should be able to control what you eat because my taxes pay for your healthcare."

"You shouldn't be allowed to smoke outside because that infringes on my right to fresh air."

"You do have access to private healthcare, nothing is stopping you from going to a clinic in the States."

Posted by: SDH at June 01, 2013 12:23 PM (lILwA)

129 "Nobody who snorted cocaine should be President of the United States" -- Democratic Brother-in-law in both 2000 and 2004.

Same guy had an Obama sign on his lawn in 2008 and 2012.

Posted by: Whither at June 01, 2013 12:24 PM (u3N3z)

130 Same person also once gave me a wonderful Broken Window Fallacy comment about how the last Japanese tsunami 'is good for the economy'.

AoSHQ's resident brain-damaged NYC cat lady made the exact same idiotic comment.

Posted by: Waterhouse at June 01, 2013 12:24 PM (zrUCy)

131 "People are dying of starvation all the time in America." - my ex wife

Posted by: Cowboy Bob at June 01, 2013 12:24 PM (7y5DX)

132 Tweet by Donna Brazile:
"... Just got off the phone with my health care provider
asking them to explain why my premium jumped up. No good answer!"

Donna.Brazile.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 01, 2013 12:24 PM (aDwsi)

133 23 ---" I pointed out that the lake was privately owned. Her response was, 'Well..., that's just criminal.'"

Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 01, 2013 11:58 AM (aDwsi)
--------------------------
That reminds me of the time we were at Natural Bridge (VA) and went to the show they have there at night. Nice classical music, gradual illumination of the site, and (gasp!) reading from the Book of Genesis.
Ran into a nice young couple from CT. They were absolutely outraged, I mean FURIOUS, about the Bible reading. Ready to man the barricades --- or at least call their Congressman.
I informed them that, although NB is a designated Natl Landmark, it is actually private property. Didn't matter to them. They admitted the public, therefore it was public, therefore all religion should be purged!

I asked them if churches, which admit the public, should be allowed to read from Genesis. Heh.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 01, 2013 12:24 PM (C8mVl)

134 I had a neighbor from way back friend me on facebook. It turns out he is now an EPA lawyer. He told me that I should start to read this brilliant economist Krugman. Krugman's advice has saved him a lot of money. The guy is obviously a fucking retard.

Posted by: Timon at June 01, 2013 12:24 PM (LGDTn)

135
Had a black coworker in 2004 tell me that blacks in America were treated no better now than in the 50s. "Not much has changed" she said.
Of course she's the same woman who, when I brought up the American Revolution in a conversation asked me what it was and then asked "America was once run by another country?"
She was a 50-something year old MSNBC fan with very strident political views.

Posted by: 29Victor at June 01, 2013 12:25 PM (ES9R7)

136 When I worked for the State of Ohio, most (not all) of my coworkers were big-time, pro-union libs. This was when the union reforms were attempted by Gov Kasich (later voted down). We were talking about what was going on in Wis, with Walker's reform efforts, my asshole coworker - who I neither liked nor respected - described the union thuggery - defecating on and otherwise trashing their state capitol, death threats, state reps fleeing their voting respsonsibilities - as "democracy in action" ...never mind that Walker was elected, the unions lost a Supreme Court election and Walker got reelected by a wider margin than his first election....No, union thuggery is "democracy in action".

fuckin' asshole

Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at June 01, 2013 12:25 PM (XvrTA)

137 Discussing healthcare reform with my mother, among other things. Her general stance is that the government has to take care of most people because they are too stupid or lazy to care for themselves.

Not because people deserve things or because it's compassionate. Because humanity is by and large too dumb to manage themselves. Not her, of course, the Others.

She may be the most honest democrat I've met.

Posted by: Ragamuffin at June 01, 2013 12:26 PM (fzFF6)

138 A lib, prof, patient asked me how many children was that for me as I was obviously pregnant. I happily replied, "my third."
She then admonished me, "aren't you ashamed of yourself for overpopulating the planet?" Stupid scrunt never found out the first was adopted. I was so shocked but I did reply, "aren't you glad my mom had seven, you have a nurse today.

Posted by: Madamex at June 01, 2013 12:26 PM (Tj05I)

139 126
"I voted for Obama because I was terrified of what would happen to our nation under Mitt Romney."
--------------------
I heard that, multiple times.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 01, 2013 12:26 PM (aDwsi)

140 I heard a guy call in to a local conservative radio show and gave a list of Obamas accomplishments. The list included among other irrelevant shit:

1. Receiving the Noble Prize
2. Producing his birth certificate

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at June 01, 2013 12:26 PM (SkyIE)

141
OK, new person
While at a Conference of a certain ReligiousHealth Organization that holds a "Magic Pen" capable of signing stupid laws.

"We really need to conduct political affiliation tests before hiring people [into the Mission Department]". That's the major problem."

I almost fell out of my chair. Forget the illegalness of it (although they might be able to get away with it by claiming "religious!") It's just fundamentally stupid.

Posted by: tsrblke at June 01, 2013 12:27 PM (GaqMa)

142 The libtard refrain that always slays me is when they talk about the "Social Security lockbox". They seem to think that there's a huge vault somewhere that's filled with cash, like Scrooge McDuck's cave, and Social Security overdrafts are pulled from that. I try to explain to them that Social Security is a pay-as-you-go system, that the only thing in the so-called lock box is a multi-trillion-dollar IOU - but no, nothing gets through: the stupid is as dense as the core of a neutron star. As Yeats wrote:

The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Man, are they ever!

Posted by: Brown Line at June 01, 2013 12:27 PM (a5bF3)

143 >> I turned back to the console and increased the level of the "Cowbell".

Old school moron revenge. Me like.

Posted by: Mama AJ at June 01, 2013 12:27 PM (SUKHu)

144 Liberal: I call the people who oppose gay marriage "The bad people."
Me: Okay, did you know that lots of African-American churches are opponents of gay marriage?
Liberal (forced to choose between two victimized groups): Well I didn't really mean bad people.

Posted by: Long Haul Plucker at June 01, 2013 12:27 PM (ufVHp)

145 "I support women. And I want to hate-f*ck Michelle Malkin, as long as I can put duct tape on her mouth."

Some cock-holster named kwAwk at this little blog I like to read on occasion, blrag.com

Posted by: My Sharia Moor at June 01, 2013 12:27 PM (0duDc)

146 Here's my final one. A fraternity brother is now a comedy writer. I asked him why no one writes any jokes about Obama. His response "there's really nothing to make fun of. The guy is great"

Posted by: Timon at June 01, 2013 12:27 PM (LGDTn)

147 Detroit failed because of capitalism and the Big 3 were exploiting the workers - friend

Posted by: dIb at June 01, 2013 12:28 PM (aRwtY)

148 "Why do the states get to make their own laws?"

"The economy is good but the only thing keeping it afloat is govt spending"

Posted by: Johnny at June 01, 2013 12:28 PM (rFyyu)

149
One I saw on TV: An Occupy idiot (about 30-something; what we used to call "a grownup" way back when) was shouting about how "The government has to take over the banks! The banks are being run for profit and it's destroying the world! Obama needs to just take them over!"
Interviewer asks, "What happens when the government controls the banks and a Republican administration gets in power?"

"Oh... um... yeah... I see what you're saying. Uh... yeah... that would be bad."

Posted by: RKae at June 01, 2013 12:28 PM (YvDa7)

150 Talking to a raging Libtard friend of mine and pointed out to him that Obama's brilliant healthcare plan, hundreds of thousands of people have had their hours cut to less than thirty and became "temp" workers.

His response?

That just proves we need real government health care.

Posted by: Captain Comic at June 01, 2013 12:28 PM (x6XUZ)

151 The crazy video from Raul Grijalva against the Keystone pipeline is at the head of the line right now for me.

Posted by: no good deed at June 01, 2013 12:28 PM (mjR67)

152 I used to troll this one Lefty site (they since stopped posting).
They had the most unbelievable conspiracy theories including one about 9/11 that laid the blame with the US Air Force and TIAA-CREF (the retirement fund).

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at June 01, 2013 12:28 PM (e8kgV)

153 Here's some good ones:

"If you vote for Romney, abortion will be made illegal."

"Bush is going to declare martial law, suspend elections and declare himself president for life."

"Forcing a woman to endure an ultrasound when she wants to have an abortion is the same as rape because they put the equipment inside of her."

Posted by: shibumi at June 01, 2013 12:28 PM (z63Tr)

154 Rocks sink!

Posted by: zsasz at June 01, 2013 12:29 PM (MMC8r)

155 Fire can't melt steel!

Posted by: Some tard on Youtube at June 01, 2013 12:29 PM (LGDTn)

156 me: i see you bought a new prius
lib (paraphrase): i didn't want to pollute the earth by driving an suv
me: so you replaced your car so you wouldn't be polluting the planet? almost any modern vehicle is very clean to operate
lib: well, i don't want to promote global warming
me: oh, so you bought it to reduce green house gas emissions, not polluting particulates
lib: yeah, i don't want to contribute to the global warming problem
me: but you didn't need a new car. wouldn't it have been better to simply keep your old car? there are green house gases emitted in the manufacturing process
lib: my old car didn't get great gas mileage like this. especially in traffic
me: you do realize that you work from home, right (ie. never commuting or driving in traffic)?


Posted by: matt foley at June 01, 2013 12:29 PM (ES9kw)

157 At Thanksgiving, chatting in the living room, someone mentioned the huge offshore oil deposits that Brazil is tapping. The mid-20's son with an MBA in environmental business said:

"They shouldn't develop it! It'll cause the gap between the rich and poor to increase!"

Later his mother said something along the lines of "I'm really impressed with Hugo Chavez and what he's doing in Venezuela."

Posted by: Moonbat_One at June 01, 2013 12:29 PM (iEkoC)

158 Fracking causes double rainbow.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at June 01, 2013 12:30 PM (8E3pj)

159 "I guess narrowly escaping outright recall is kinda what passes for good
news among the Bigot Caucus these days, well, that and deluding
themselves this “annoys” the libs. We ARE laughing at you. You don’t seem to understand how this game is played anymore."

Another little douchebag named winston, also at BLRag.com.

Posted by: My Sharia Moor at June 01, 2013 12:30 PM (0duDc)

160 I asked a gay marriage supporter what would stop polygamy then, as after all if they love each other, what's the diff?

"Because that's against the law!" she retorted and stomped away.

* sigh*

Posted by: PJ at June 01, 2013 12:31 PM (ZWaLo)

161
Here's a couple from Canada:

"I should be able to control what you eat because my taxes pay for your healthcare."
{Shortened}
Posted by: SDH at June 01, 2013 12:23 PM (lILwA)



Actually I see that one following through logically. It's not weapons grade stupid, it's their worldview, straight up fascism. I also think it's pretty much why government control of healthcare is wrong on so many levels.

Posted by: tsrblke at June 01, 2013 12:31 PM (GaqMa)

162 Anti-gun relative talking about how weird it was that people like to own guns and talk about guns and how dangerous guns are.

Me: You go for walks where there are bobcats, rattlesnakes and so on. I'd feel a lot better if had a gun with you because you'd be safer.

*stunned crickets"

Posted by: Mama AJ at June 01, 2013 12:31 PM (SUKHu)

163 "Everybody should have a million dollars...and candy!"



Okay, in fairness it wasn't a liberal, it was my grandson. And he was 8 years old at the time. But the mindset is the same.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2013 12:31 PM (pxDth)

164 Catpiss is chock full of the liberal stupid comments.....

Last year it claimed to have only learned about poverty in the south because of a sermon given by a missionary at the "church" it attends

Yet... It has a "teacher friend " in NYC that collects clothing for impoverished children in its very own city....

Posted by: phoenixgirl....in Maui phoenixgirl@phxazgrl at June 01, 2013 12:31 PM (FaP6j)

165 Timon--- See parody at The Onion:
http://www.theonion.com/articles/media-having-trouble-finding-right-angle-on-obamas,2703/

Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 01, 2013 12:31 PM (aDwsi)

166 WTF are stunned crickets?

Made sense to me when I typed it...

Posted by: Mama AJ at June 01, 2013 12:32 PM (SUKHu)

167 This one took the cake for me today. From teh Twitters:

@The1AmberDawn 9h
I urge my fellow citizens to detect those who conceal carry and take em' out as a threat since no one knows intent of concealed carrier.

Posted by: Thrawn at June 01, 2013 12:32 PM (JqnAE)

168 163
"Everybody should have a million dollars...and candy!"

Very similar to my post at 125.

Posted by: shibumi at June 01, 2013 12:32 PM (z63Tr)

169 I taught in a school that was 99% black in the deep south. Somehow it came up in a class that I voted Republican. The response, from a room full of already brainwashed 7th graders?

"But Republicans HATE blacks and poor people!!!"

My response? "If I hated blacks and poor people, would I be here?"

Posted by: Oil Field Trash at June 01, 2013 12:33 PM (oZ6Js)

170
Lefty commenter in local rag: "The Harper government is filled with idiots." "Private gun ownership should be outlawed!" (same comment)



My response of, "So you think the government is filled with idiots, but only government agents should have guns?" received no reply.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at June 01, 2013 12:33 PM (SFs98)

171 I support the ban on large soft drinks because people have shown that they have no self control

I think marijuana should be 100% legalized

same dude, same day (just not back to back)

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at June 01, 2013 12:33 PM (SkyIE)

172 The day after Obamacare passed a high school friend posted to Facebook "A lot more people have affordable health care today..."

After a few days of my trepanning him over that, and an utter inability to reply to anything with a fact, he de-friended me. I came out ahead though. Half dozen of HIS friends added me.


Posted by: Whither at June 01, 2013 12:33 PM (u3N3z)

173 woman from church: unemployed never married mother of two who spends most of her time oversharing on Facebook "I'm voting for Obama cuz he's mostly likely to get me a job"

Posted by: Dick "I'm A Dick" Durbin at June 01, 2013 12:33 PM (9ng2u)

174 Around October of 2008, I was told by a friend that "as long as Ron Paul was dropping out of the presidential race, I'm switching my support to Barack Obama." Nearly 5 years later, I finally figured it out - they both spoke in sound bites.

Posted by: Alabama Mike at June 01, 2013 12:33 PM (DnfhC)

175 This is kind of a cheat but not really: I got to know the Democratic candidate for State Senate in a Republican leaning district in California (yes, some still exist). At one point, he accused conservatives of deliberately pushing businesses and municipalities into bankruptcy and stated that if it were up to the Republicans in Congress "Ford and GM would have been forced to file for bankruptcy." I had more fun than you can imagine telling him that Ford and GM DID file for bankruptcy anyway, which was apparently news to him.

Posted by: Irving Washington at June 01, 2013 12:34 PM (ha1YP)

176 I've been told that I'm too nice to be a Republican.

Posted by: Vendette (formerly I lurk, therefore I am) at June 01, 2013 12:34 PM (08XhI)

177 WASHINGTON—More than a week after President Barack Obama's cold-blooded killing of a local couple, members of the American news media admitted Tuesday that they were still trying to find the best angle for covering the gruesome crime.

"I know there's a story in there somewhere," said Newsweek editor Jon Meacham, referring to Obama's home invasion and execution-style slaying of Jeff and Sue Finowicz on Apr. 8. "Right now though, it's probably best to just sit back and wait for more information to come in. After all, the only thing we know for sure is that our president senselessly murdered two unsuspecting Americans without emotion or hesitation."

Added Meacham, "It's not so cut and dried."

ters investigate any possible gym training regimens the president might have used to get into peak physical condition for the murders.

Since the killings took place, reporters across the country have struggled to come up with an appropriate take on the ruthless crime, with some wondering whether it warrants front-page coverage, and others questioning its relevance in a fast-changing media landscape.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at June 01, 2013 12:34 PM (e8kgV)

178 *thinks back 10 years to when I was a liberal*

*slinks away*

Posted by: Elizabethe on the phone at June 01, 2013 12:35 PM (i1wZZ)

179 151
The crazy video from Raul Grijalva against the Keystone pipeline is at the head of the line right now for me.


Posted by: no good deed
----------------
I've been forwarding that to selected Dem friends.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 01, 2013 12:35 PM (aDwsi)

180
round October of 2008, I was told by a friend that "as long as Ron Paul was dropping out of the presidential race, I'm switching my support to Barack Obama." Nearly 5 years later, I finally figured it out - they both spoke in sound bites.Posted by: Alabama Mike at June 01, 2013 12:33 PM (DnfhC)I have friends like that too.I think they assume TFG is going to legalize marijuana because...uh...black? (They never explain why. It's clear BTW this administration has been more hostile towards it the previous.)

Posted by: tsrblke at June 01, 2013 12:35 PM (GaqMa)

181 "It's not fair that college graduates are burdened with so much debt!!! It cripples their ability to buy a house & new car!!!"

Posted by: phoenixgirl....in Maui phoenixgirl@phxazgrl at June 01, 2013 12:36 PM (FaP6j)

182
I don't know if FRITZWORTH is around but if he is, then the link on the sidebar doesn't work. Looks like it is a link that works for touchscreen devices. On a regular computer you can see page 1 of 4 with no button for the other 3 pages.

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at June 01, 2013 12:36 PM (5YUSx)

183 I got into a argument with a rabid pro-choice person. I was told that no one had the right to occupy another person's body. I'd like to hear her tell that to all the young mothers out there, that their babies were forcibly occupying their bodies.

Posted by: JJ Stone at June 01, 2013 12:36 PM (AoXKG)

184 Even though Liberals will fight tooth and nail for abortion, it's Republicans fault because...they want to run against it or something.

Posted by: Shoot Me at June 01, 2013 12:36 PM (qiXMt)

185 #26 "When I pointed out..., and has even..., I flat out was called a liar."

That's the one that pisses me off. From a stranger it is merely rude, but from friends and even relatives, it is unforgivable. When I don't just terminate the conversation immediately, which I do more often than not these days, I ask them if they really think I would tell them something that I was not certain of, and which could easily be proven false using google or whatever?

The usual response is more or less that they are not interested in my argument, but only where I "heard" it, and they will not bother to look it up themselves even if invited to.

From this I can only conclude that these people do not believe in anything close to objective truth, and their entire intellectual life consists not of examination and logical analysis, but of wishing-casting a reality into being in their minds.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at June 01, 2013 12:37 PM (qIFL7)

186 MIL: 'anyone who has a job is working for the government.' and 'the government is my favorite charity.'

Yep, she's tuned into a Marxist before my very eyes.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at June 01, 2013 12:37 PM (l3vZN)

187 "Another one responded to my reference to the famous Chesterton quote about how people shouldn't change things without first understanding why they are the way they are in the first place by asking me if I thought women should be allowed to wear pants."

Proof that Chesterton was right, for one can answer "yes" by citing the fact that one realizes why many married men, of a different age, disliked pants. And hoop skirts, petticoats, bloomers, etc.

After all, women had enough to do around the home without accomodating "randy boy" during the day, and such things helped.

And on a different subject: Jay Leno has been getting some good zingers in on Barack Obama. No wonder NBC was in a hurry to put Jay out to pasture. Guess they figured he wasn't a "team player".

Posted by: T. at June 01, 2013 12:37 PM (kCglI)

188 They never just raise taxes on the rich. There is always a tax increase, though small, on those with lower incomes. By continuing to raise taxes, you are taxing lower income people into poverty.

Posted by: Waldo at June 01, 2013 12:37 PM (dHIHO)

189 Her general stance is that the government has to take care of most people because they are too stupid or lazy to care for themselves.

You just described the underlying, unifying belief that ties together all the collectivist philosophies (Progressivism, Marxism, etc.) - complete and utter contempt for "duh masses"

Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at June 01, 2013 12:37 PM (XvrTA)

190 I like being a walking asterisk.

Posted by: CAC at June 01, 2013 12:38 PM (vpMJP)

191
Sorry, too much to choose from.
Being a liberal/progressive demands that you destroy parts of your own brain to maintain your worldview.
A liberal who starts actually thinking about his positions stops being one. The rest is natural selection.

Posted by: TB at June 01, 2013 12:38 PM (JST3M)

192 Someone once told me Obama was a different kind of person, not a politician, an outsider that would really change things for the better and not be apart of the establishment.

Posted by: Mr Pink at June 01, 2013 12:38 PM (ZmmGs)

193 Couple of years back we were discussing in the office about the war on Christmas that O'Reilly was discussing the previous night to which the office lib screams out, "Since when does Christmas have anything to do with religion?!?"

Posted by: madtechie at June 01, 2013 12:38 PM (j5ZoZ)

194
Yesterday a Republican PA State Rep and a Dem PA State Senator were arguing on Twitter about Obama's scandals. At one point Rep Bloom says
"So you're OK with Obama using the IRS, DOJ, FBI to silence and intimidate law-abiding citizens."
Sen Williams answers:
"Why don't you use facts rather than creationism for an argument?"

Creationism?? LOL.

(BTW - You can follow the whole conversation on Twitchy.

Posted by: Liberty Lover at June 01, 2013 12:39 PM (kj0AL)

195 This one is painful:

Niece says

Music majors are the bravest people she knows!!!! They follow their dream even though they will probably never prosper....

Posted by: phoenixgirl....in Maui phoenixgirl@phxazgrl at June 01, 2013 12:39 PM (FaP6j)

196 "Global warming makes forest fires burn hotter." Neatly overlooking that fire is a chemical reaction, quite impervious to atmospheric ambient temperatures.

I often don't know where to begin with something like this. I'd have to take them all the way back to high school and start over with them, because they surely learned nothing after about sixth grade.

Posted by: Cannot see the future at June 01, 2013 12:40 PM (nEDGE)

197 Liberal sister in law: I believe health care is a right.

Me: A right? From where does this "right" to obtain the services, skills and resources of another come? When did it become a right?

Lib: Well.... uh ....

Me: Surely Jefferson, Madison and Hamilton were at least as knowledgeable on the subject of rights as are Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden. Was there some right to single payer bloodlettings and leeches in 1776 and 1787 that those guys just missed somehow?

Lib: PEOPLE ARE DYING OF CANCER!!


Posted by: Entail at June 01, 2013 12:40 PM (u3N3z)

198 They seem to think that there's a huge vault somewhere that's filled with cash, like Scrooge McDuck's cave,

***

The whole lefty concept of what money is just boggles my mind. To wit:
If we just gave everyone more money it would be "fair".
The rich are keeping all the money to themselves.
We can pay for it with government money.
Money paid in unemployment benefits multiplies itself by a factor of 2.3


They conceive of money as a magical commodity of some sort, rather than a medium of exchange or a common currency to denote value/worth.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2013 12:40 PM (pxDth)

199
"I should be able to control what you eat because my taxes pay for your healthcare."

This is the central problem with socialized medicine, and why the Reds want to impose it: because if the government pays, the government has a say in what you do. I marvel at all those stupid chicks who bleat about "keep your laws off my body" who also want the government to pay for their contraception and other healthcare.

Sweethearts, whoever pays calls the shots.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 01, 2013 12:41 PM (Z2Bkq)

200
Oh same crazy guy above:
"Margret Sanger was not a racist eugenicist!"

Upon showing him a website to the contrary (this was before Wikipedia) he declared it to be conservatively biased.
The website in question: Columbia University's History Department.

Posted by: tsrblke at June 01, 2013 12:41 PM (GaqMa)

201
Another fav: "We're running out of water!"

Really? WTF is it going?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 01, 2013 12:42 PM (Z2Bkq)

202 Sweethearts, whoever pays calls the shots.Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 01, 2013 12:41 PM (Z2Bkq)Heh, new rule: No temporary forms of contraception are free, you either go full on irreversible sterilization or your pay your own way .

Posted by: tsrblke at June 01, 2013 12:43 PM (GaqMa)

203 I once got into an argument with Hillary Clinton staffers when she was in the Senate. We were discussing single-payer healthcare and they thought the system in Canada was great. The fact that I was from Canada, grew up under that system, and could tell all sorts of bad stories about it didn't dissuade them.

Posted by: Vendette (formerly I lurk, therefore I am) at June 01, 2013 12:43 PM (08XhI)

204 "Global warming makes forest fires burn hotter."

It's the 4th law of thermodynamics.

Posted by: Rosie O'Fat at June 01, 2013 12:43 PM (vbh31)

205 "If you can't be with the one you love,
Love the one you're with."

Women are fungible? One woman is as good as any other? Lay 'em all down and they're sisters? "Hi Honey. Sorry you have to be off on that business trip. I needed to love, and since you weren't here I loved my neighbor."

Posted by: Cannot see the future at June 01, 2013 12:44 PM (nEDGE)

206 I was out for dinner with Boy BFF, his wife (then fiancee) and one of her friends who is a huge envirotard. That girl was yammering on and on about how restaurants along the bay should be closed because of the damage to the environment. I asked her who was going to pay them to close and she said oh no they should just be closed and the land taken. I then asked for her car keys. She asked why and I said well hey your car is environmentally unfriendly and by your standard should just be taken so hand your keys over. She got really angry and started yelling about how that was completely different and I kept demanding that she explain how. Needless to say, she couldn't. It got quite heated, not to mention loud. I finally stopped arguing with her when Boy BFF's wife started to cry because what was supposed to be a nice night out now wasn't.


I still say I was right to push her on it.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at June 01, 2013 12:45 PM (Gk3SS)

207 From a very far gone lefty: "We can't possibly have too much Federal debt, because other countries are still willing to lend us money."

Yeah, not like that tends to stop abruptly or anything.

Posted by: Splunge at June 01, 2013 12:45 PM (bKA83)

208 Here's a dumb one, macro level. Unions et al. are trying to pass a bill in Cali to double the penalty of companies like Wal-Mart if they cut hours or health insurance.

Who could have foreseen this?? Gee willikers.

http://tinyurl.com/mtdumue

Posted by: PJ at June 01, 2013 12:45 PM (ZWaLo)

209 "It is a basic responsibility of government to redistribute wealth". -- Me. 1978.

In my defense.
I was 19.
I was a political science major at the University of Michigan.
It was at a party.
I was shit-faced.
I was trying to get into this chick's pants and saying that seemed like it would help.

I shudder in shame every time I think of it.

Posted by: Lothario at June 01, 2013 12:46 PM (u3N3z)

210
Lib: PEOPLE ARE DYING OF CANCER!!

Closely related: "Look at the epidemic of cancer since 1900! It's those [fill in "corporations," "food additives," etc.] who are to blame!"

Never mind that the average lifespan in 1900 was 45, so people died (usually of bacterial infections) long before diseases primarily of the elderly (cancer, heart disease) were likely to arise.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 01, 2013 12:46 PM (Z2Bkq)

211 >>"Global warming makes forest fires burn hotter." Neatly overlooking that fire is a chemical reaction, quite impervious to atmospheric ambient temperatures.
>>I often don't know where to begin with something like this. I'd have to take them all the way back to high school and start over with them, because they surely learned nothing after about sixth grade.

Demand an experiment using chicken wire.

And then put the video on YouTube and make money off the ads...

Posted by: Mama AJ at June 01, 2013 12:46 PM (SUKHu)

212
Most recently: Angelina Jolie is a terrible person because shegotpreventative health care that some people can't afford.
The woman should have just shut up andsuccumbed tobreast cancer to be "fair," I guess.

Posted by: wi chick at June 01, 2013 12:47 PM (9XyxD)

213 Anything that comes out of my piehole, at any given point in time.

Posted by: Puffley Judd at June 01, 2013 12:47 PM (vbh31)

214 From that great icon John Lennon "Nothing to kill or die for."

Which is the same as 'nothing to live or fight for.' Wife got raped? No biggie. Someone pirated your music? Oh well. Someone pulled a gun and killed you? Hey, whatever.

Yeah, I know that this doesn't count, but that song has always really pissed me off, and that it is so beloved by so many - I suspect without many of them ever realizing what it actually says.

Posted by: Cannot see the future at June 01, 2013 12:48 PM (nEDGE)

215
I was trying to get into this chick's pants and saying that seemed like it would help.

I shudder in shame every time I think of it.



Well... did it work? And when you say "it," to what exactly are you referring?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 01, 2013 12:48 PM (Z2Bkq)

216 this cognitive dissonance is so freaking obvious it's appalling.

from above

I should be able to control what you eat because my taxes pay for your healthcare.

but...(pick a topic abortion, illegal drugs, gay marriage)

The government has no business telling me what I can do with my body...

i like to drop in questions like "if a woman has a right to do whatever she wants with her body, should she be able to abort a child based on the sex?...how about if she knew the child was gay?" always met with befuddled silence.

Posted by: matt foley at June 01, 2013 12:48 PM (ES9kw)

217 Seen on Twitter today from Canadian progressive supporting lesbian statuatory rape (#freekate).

A multiple tweet rant that people shoul "make" those who conceled carry, take the weapons and shoot the permit holders with the stolen weapons because clearly anyone who would carry a concealed weapon was dangerous.

Yesterday was the anthropologist asserting that food should be (nearly) free because farming is done by big machines now who don't need paid.

Twitter is its own universe of prog fail.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, assault Hobbit at June 01, 2013 12:49 PM (lVb7s)

218 The woman should have just shut up andsuccumbed tobreast cancer to be "fair," I guess.

Coming soon, to a theater near you.

Posted by: Dr. Obama at June 01, 2013 12:49 PM (vbh31)

219
From that great icon John Lennon "Nothing to kill or die for."

"No possessions, too."

Of course, at the time Lennon was shot, he was in NYC ... to avoid punitive UK taxes. No possessions, indeed.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 01, 2013 12:49 PM (Z2Bkq)

220 I was trying to get into this chick's pants and saying that seemed like it would help.

I shudder in shame every time I think of it.


Posted by: Lothario at June 01, 2013 12:46 PM (u3N3z)



I think we would need to know how hot the chick was before we judge you for that.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at June 01, 2013 12:50 PM (Gk3SS)

221 91 This isn't quite as stupid but my father, who has a PhD in mechanical engineering so he's no dummy, told me that Bush lied and the Republicans forced the authorization of force through the Senate. I told him that the Democrats controlled the senate in September 2001. He wouldn't look at my phone when I pulled it up on the internet.
Posted by: Timon at June 01, 2013 12:17 PM (LGDTn)

That's the most frustrating thing. I will stop the conversation and say ok let's look it up right now, I will, and then they will just go "no, that's just not true" when talking about easily verifiable facts. They live in their own world.

Posted by: Mr Pink at June 01, 2013 12:51 PM (ZmmGs)

222 One lib called in to a local radio show and insisted that the IRS targeting was no different that what we did to ACORN.

You know, the criminal enterprise ACORN.

Posted by: zsasz at June 01, 2013 12:51 PM (MMC8r)

223 At about 2 in the morning after drinks, a lib friend made the comment that 'since the price of a loaf of bread is fixed we should be able to supply everyone in the world with one a day.

Posted by: Methos at June 01, 2013 12:51 PM (hO9ad)

224
I was trying to get into this chick's pants and saying that seemed like it would help.

I shudder in shame every time I think of it.
Posted by: Lothario .



I had a great time! Call me!

Posted by: Helen Thomas at June 01, 2013 12:52 PM (SFs98)

225 Oh, also one time in college, one of the college newspaper op-ed writers caused a bit of controversy by showing porn in a classroom. His rationale: He wanted to discuss whether the film was racist or not.

Posted by: Shoot Me at June 01, 2013 12:52 PM (qiXMt)

226
I've got a nephew--a true brain dead twit; he was in a community theatre production at age 7 and thought he would become a great actor; even his mother realized he was not as talented as he thought he was; off to NYU for a very expensive education in theatre arts. That merited him jobs as a bellhop,assistant night manager of acopy centeretc. He managed to marry in his late 20's, but even his wife (whois a real piece of work herself) realized he was a dead bang loser and divorced him. He now sponges off his girlfriend(s) who tend to support, and then leave, him. Between girlfriends he sponges off his mother. He's 44 and it's been maybe 10 or 12 years since he last had a job of any kind. And it's not that he's an underemployed starving actor--last acting gig he had was when he was 12 years old.
But by God, he knows it's "all that frat boy Bush's fault". Beyond that, not much seems to percolate between his ears. This 44 year old "kid" is truly weapons grade stupid--and that can't be fixed.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at June 01, 2013 12:53 PM (oe1aw)

227 This thread makes my head hurt.

Posted by: Lady in Black (I haven't read all the comments yet, but....) at June 01, 2013 12:53 PM (ovWeo)

228 I need to write up the full backstory on this to make it somewhat more understandable, but the short form version is:

Ran across someone who works in low wage retail. An Obama voter.

Her hours at work had been cut back and she was pissed off about it.

I asked why.

"It's the goddamned ACA-something Act."

"The Affordable Care Act?"

"Yeah, that."

She _did not realize_ that the ACA ***IS*** OBAMACARE.

Although I am coming to suspect that this is deliberate obfuscation by liberals.

Did something happen with your health insurance you liked? That's Obamacare.

Did something happen with your health insurance you didn't like? That's the ACA.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 01, 2013 12:54 PM (gqT4g)

229 I used to leave the weekly edition of the Washington Times (1994ish) in the break room at work but someone kept trashing it. After a few weeks of this nonsense someone finally tipped me off and I confronted the culprit.

Of course, being an arch environmentalist leftist-progressive, he justified this censorship because the WaTim was simply an extremist publication financed by Sun Myung Moon.

I don't recall the exact conversation but it was a pretty nasty affair.




Posted by: 13times at June 01, 2013 12:54 PM (fGPLK)

230
"12 I had a lefty at work say there was absolutely no evidence of voter fraud anywhere. He said the only purpose to voter ID laws was so Republicans could prevent blacks from voting. He was completely sincere."


My brother pulled that one on me during the last campaign. About a week later one of the Dems in his area made national news for being caught on tape explaining exactly how it's done.


I went on to point out how ludicrous it was to suggest that our relatives in PA who were Dems would have any harder time registering to vote than those who were Republicans. Yeah, he didn't want to go there. Apparently he realized that the only place it could lead was to suggest that black people have some sort of disability in this regard. These are the guys calling US racist over voter ID!

Oh, he also tried the idea that our Grandfather, who was born slightly before PA had vital records, would not have been allowed to vote. Well, not only would you have to be about 110 for this to apply to you, but from my genealogical pursuits I happen to know that they had something called a "delayed birth record", which involves affidavits from people who have personal knowledge of your birth, to handle when people started to need official documentation for government stuff. Basically, there's always a way, and it's nonsense to say otherwise.

That was all spurred on from Jim Cramer's nonsense where he said his father was going to have trouble voting. The PA authorities called him up and straightened him out. So it was a festival of jackasses.

Posted by: Optimizer at June 01, 2013 12:54 PM (Mxt9o)

231
One lib called in to a local radio show and insisted that the IRS targeting was no different that what we did to ACORN.

You know, the criminal enterprise ACORN.


I just read Michael Lewis's book "Boomerang" on the financial crisis, in which he refers to ACORN as "an organization devoted to the interests of the poor," or some such.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 01, 2013 12:55 PM (Z2Bkq)

232 One would have to assume that Imagine was penned by Lennon in the midst of a particularly bad acid trip.

Posted by: The Third Horesman Of The Apocalypse at June 01, 2013 12:55 PM (vbh31)

233
Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 01, 2013 12:46 PM (Z2Bkq)


Also we've gotten better at finding cancer. Which makes it more "prevalent" in that we can count it.

It's like tornados. 100 years ago we couldn't tell how many happed out in the middle of nowhere. Now we have radar so we see them. Does that mean there are more or are we just better at counting them?

Posted by: tsrblke at June 01, 2013 12:55 PM (GaqMa)

234 215 Jay Guevara.

I'll answer the first question by paraphrasing P.J. O'Rourke: Anybody who doesn't know what's wrong with the public education system in this country never tried to screw an Elementary Education major.

The shame is universal. For thinking that saying that would work. For saying that in the hope it would work. For it not having worked after saying it.

Posted by: Lothario at June 01, 2013 12:55 PM (u3N3z)

235 LIB: PEOPLE ARE DYING OF CANCER!!


When the doctors told us that the BFF had cancer, that it was terminal, that there was nothing that could be done and that she had, maybe, maybe three weeks at the outside more than one of her family members said but but this is Canada and not the US! We have free health care! Of course you can do something! Apparently, the biological processes of cancer differ depending on if you have single payer health care or not.


It's a damn good thing that one of our other good friends was in the room with me when that stupidity started because she managed to slap her hand over my mouth and get me out of the room and down the hall before the epic profanity started.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at June 01, 2013 12:56 PM (Gk3SS)

236
In a mutual conversation both complaining about rising health insurance premiums, I was told "good thing obamacare will kick in and these things will drop" was said sincerely.

Posted by: U B Boned at June 01, 2013 12:56 PM (jKWYf)

237 I'm working in my yard when a older neighbor I know from down the blk is walking his dogs stopped to talk. He moved to Texas from Maryland and is retired. He starts talking about yard work and mentioned I should switch from my gas mower to a electric one. I told him I was concerned about how viable they were and how long the batteries would last and what to do with the toxic batteries when they had to be replaced.

He became flustered and said they'd be recycled and admitted he was on his third electric/battery mower because of battery problems.. three different brands. He then made a comment about Bush/Hitler/Haliburton and the oil companies are all in on it and we need to stop buying their gasoline. There's more, but I'll stop there...

Posted by: Yip at June 01, 2013 12:57 PM (/jHWN)

238 There's an interesting division here, between the true brain-deads who couldn't find two neorons to rub together, and the intelligent ones who have turned themselves into creatures with brains but no wisdom. The latter bother me more -- felony stupid generally just affects the one person, but the ones who do it to fit in or get some form of power, they can infect others. Also it is a tragic waste of potential.

Posted by: Splunge at June 01, 2013 12:57 PM (bKA83)

239 This exchange between a PA Rep and Sen is a beautiful glimpse of honesty (found it on Twitchy)

Rep. Stephen Bloom @RepBloom
Do you grasp the grave danger to liberty posed by Obama deploying federal law enforcement to disable his ideological rivals?

Anthony H. Williams @SenTonyWilliams
...No! nor do the majority of liberty loving Americans that re-elected him. Get over it.

________________
Williams doesn't deny or object to Bloom's assertion. He just says it doesn't matter.

Posted by: Ragamuffin at June 01, 2013 12:57 PM (fzFF6)

240 I saw an interview with an OccuMaggot, who was dressed like Mao. He said he was "transgendered" (or whatever) and wanted a sex change operation, but couldn't afford it. Said he was a Maoist, because they are all about "respecting people as individuals".

Yep, that's what the collectivists are all about, respecting people as individuals.

Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at June 01, 2013 12:58 PM (XvrTA)

241
Did something happen with your health insurance you liked? That's Obamacare.

Did something happen with your health insurance you didn't like? That's the ACA.


Yeah, the lefties are notorious for this kind of shell game.

"FDR won WWII, gave us Social Security, ended the Depression!"

"The US government interned the Nisei. Bastards."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 01, 2013 12:58 PM (Z2Bkq)

242 Some "friends" of mine (not really close, but friendly, known them 20+ years etc) - said that the BP oil spill was going to cause the extinction of the human race.

Posted by: Baldy at June 01, 2013 12:58 PM (tyDFN)

243
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at June 01, 2013 12:56 PM (Gk3SS)


Can I hire you for family functions? (As a weapon).

Posted by: tsrblke at June 01, 2013 12:59 PM (GaqMa)

244 239 rather not that it doesn't matter but that he and the folks who voted for O don't 'grasp' it.

"The danger is there, we choose not to see it"

Posted by: Ragamuffin at June 01, 2013 12:59 PM (fzFF6)

245 "Burning hydrocarbons generates CO2, and causes global warming! That's why I go electric!" This said with the smokestack of the hydrocarbon-burning electricity plant visible in the background.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 01, 2013 01:00 PM (Z2Bkq)

246
My wife said they started sending emails out at work last year noting that paychecks were going down because the Payroll Tax Holiday ended.

People couldn't grasp this at all. They said "but the fiscal cliff was solved, no new taxes on the middle class" (amazing how the lawyer lied by using words.)

Posted by: tsrblke at June 01, 2013 01:00 PM (GaqMa)

247 Just prior to the2012 election: A woman who emigrated here from Venezuela told me she really hoped Hugo Chavez would not getreelected because of the damage he did toher country. She then stated that Obamashould be reelectedso that he can have more time to fix the damage done to the United States. Apparently her business had really suffered during theprevious 4 years (of courseit wasn't Obama's fault).She wasn't interested in hearing how Obama andChavezwere buddies andhad the same goals and policies.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at June 01, 2013 01:00 PM (qtKqj)

248 In a mutual conversation both complaining about rising health insurance
premiums, I was told "good thing obamacare will kick in and these things
will drop"

--

I'm looking forward to the mass lefty hysteria when these fools have their rates tripled, and their dreams of Bammycare hurtle to the ground like a burned out cinder. It's coming.

Posted by: Lady in Black (I haven't read all the comments yet, but....) at June 01, 2013 01:01 PM (ovWeo)

249 Of course, at the time Lennon was shot, he was in NYC ... to avoid punitive UK taxes. No possessions, indeed.
-----------------
... living in the tony Dakota..., as I recall

Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 01, 2013 01:01 PM (aDwsi)

250 >>but but this is Canada and not the US!

Ack.

Hot tea or iced tea, dear? Or maybe a hate shake??

Posted by: Mama AJ at June 01, 2013 01:02 PM (SUKHu)

251 Here's one from college: "Taxes do not involve Government force. Our tax system is voluntary."

It took 15 minutes to get her to admit that if you did not pay your voluntary taxes, men with guns would eventually show up at your house. After that, there was no more conversation.

Posted by: Splunge at June 01, 2013 01:02 PM (bKA83)

252 While I have lefty relatives, they don't seem to be so far disconnected from reality other than thinking that Fox News is 100 percent right wing. They must never tune in when Shep is on ...

Posted by: kbdabear at June 01, 2013 01:02 PM (mCvL4)

253 Liberal friend: We need Obamacare because our health care system is not as good as Canada's or Europe's. Look at life expectancy and infant mortality.

Me: Those are not measures of the health care system outputs. For example, in the US life expectancy statistics are driven down by life style choices that are irrelevant to health care system quality -- car accidents, drug overdoses, etc. Infant mortality numbers reflect different statistical gathering and reporting standards, not health care. Did you know that in some European countries an infant is not counted as even having been born alive for purposes of infant mortality statistics if it is born under a certain weight? In the US a live baby is a live baby no matter how much it weighs.

A better measure of health care system quality are things like diagnostic testing and five year cancer survival rates. Look at those and you will see Canada and Europe do not compete with our health care system.

Liberal: but .... but ... but ....

Posted by: Andy at June 01, 2013 01:02 PM (u3N3z)

254 Can I hire you for family functions? (As a weapon).

Posted by: tsrblke at June 01, 2013 12:59 PM (GaqMa)



You'd be amazed at how many requests like that I get.


You know, I have no idea how my brother and sil vote or think because I make it a point to not talk politics at family stuff. We don't see each other often enough to make it all nasty (if it would be) when we do.


My dad's twin is a huge Obamatard and I told him point blank to never discuss politics with me ever. When he kept doing it, I started to walk out of the room if it was a Skype conversation or to hang up on him if it was on the phone. It took multiple times doing that for him to realize that I was not kidding.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at June 01, 2013 01:03 PM (Gk3SS)

255 What is the craziest, dumbest, most relentlessly idiotic, jaw-droppingly imbecilic thing ever said to you by a liberal?

This is not so much political as strange, but the guy did vote for Jimmy Carter. A black college dorm mate once told me "Whites know that blacks have an extra muscle in their legs and we are superior athletes. That's why you guys spent years trying to keep us out of professional sports." I tried telling him that if what he were saying were true, the evolution of an entirely new set of muscles would probably constitute blacks as a different species, and being that I was a pre-med and a biology major, I tried showing him anatomical charts etc. His reponse - "They don't teach whites black medicine. Only black medical schools teach black medicine." Truly, that was one of the strangest conversations that I've ever had.

Posted by: Scarlet and Gray at June 01, 2013 01:03 PM (61B4w)

256 bwhahahaaaa I just found the Raul Grijalva vid... ".. this is my assistant, Adam ( head cock , smirk )

Posted by: Yip at June 01, 2013 01:03 PM (/jHWN)

257 3000%.

Posted by: garrett at June 01, 2013 01:04 PM (DR87x)

258 My kid came home from school (4th grade) and announced that mankind is the enemy of the whale. Try to explain to a 10-year-old the difference between an enemy and a predator. Oh yes, the liberals start the indoctrination early.

Posted by: Cannot see the future at June 01, 2013 01:05 PM (nEDGE)

259
Posted by: Splunge at June 01, 2013 01:02 PM (bKA83)


I'll forgive that for a bit. We've hidden the coercion behind taxation so well that it is almost revolutionary to think of it that way.
Having said that we need to think of it that way, because that's what it is. But even I was sorta stunned when someone (a professor no less) made that connection for me. (Ironically he was trying to make a different point, that me offering you a shitton of money to harm yourself is in fact no coercion just manipulation. But still.)

Posted by: tsrblke at June 01, 2013 01:05 PM (GaqMa)

260 Environmental lobbyist when I noted the millions of Africans dead due to DDT, fossil fuels, and GE crop opposition: "Millions of people have to die to save the planet."

Posted by: Beagle at June 01, 2013 01:05 PM (97ffE)

261 For obtuse lefty stupidity, nothing beats Twitter

Meggie Mac's tweets alone prove that rocks can sometimes float. Then there's batshit crazy stupid lefties like Roseanne, Cher, Bette Midler ...

Posted by: kbdabear at June 01, 2013 01:05 PM (mCvL4)

262 I have been surrounded by Liberals in my family and at work and in my dem run city. There are enough of examples that I could write a book and never repeat one. But some of my favorites.
"Democracy means everyone gets an equal share of everything."
"The sun has nothing to do with climate." That one after I pointed out the effect of sun spots.
"We don't need the Army or the Marines since the Navy and Air Force can get to any place in the world."
I was standing in line at the store and the woman ahead of me was spouting off about the "greedy and bigot" Koch brothers. I happily pointed out that the Quilted Northern bath tissue and Brawny paper towels in her cart were all made by Georgia Pacific and that the Kochs thank her for her support. She said she wouldn't buy them again. I said that was okay since the clothes she was wearing probably had Lycra in the waist band or in her bra and her carpet and sofa were probably treated with Stainmaster, just a couple of Koch industries products. She shut up and the check -out girl was trying not to laugh. LOL

Posted by: Deanna at June 01, 2013 01:05 PM (7YFC9)

263 Hot tea or iced tea, dear? Or maybe a hate shake??

Posted by: Mama AJ at June 01, 2013 01:02 PM (SUKHu)



Ohhhh hate shake please! I may have to go get one of those actually.


This is where I point out that there is a Chick Fil A directly across the street from my church. It's just *mean*.



Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at June 01, 2013 01:05 PM (Gk3SS)

264 Anything regarding a 'living wage.'

Posted by: RWC at June 01, 2013 01:06 PM (Wl/Ht)

265 While having lunch overlooking the Gulf, one diner opined that he wouldn't eat shrimp caught in the Gulf, cuz 'of all the chemicals that are dumped into it. Barrels of chemicals.'

Since I didn't want to upset my digestion, I just let his comment lay there like a turd in a punchbowl. But I was sorely tempted to point out that the business practices of the Asians that farm raise shrimp are not noted for their scrupulousness, and that the dilution factor on 'barrels of chemicals' on a body of water the size of the Gulf would make a homeopathic remedy look concentrated.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 01, 2013 01:06 PM (cHZB7)

266 Regarding why Obama has fixed the economy yet: "Hey it takes time to turn around the Titanic"

Posted by: taylork at June 01, 2013 01:06 PM (ppNDn)

267 242
Some "friends" of mine (not really close, but friendly, known them 20+
years etc) - said that the BP oil spill was going to cause the
extinction of the human race.


Posted by: Baldy
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When the Iraqi's were retreating from Kuwait, they fired hundreds(?) of oil wells. The eco-nuts screamed that it would take years to put them out. The smoke would trigger global cooling. Catastrophic ecological damage.
Red Adair, and Boots and Coots (Texans) had the fires out in 6 months and were back home.
One supposes that the panicky left where thinking in terms of having 'The Government' do it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 01, 2013 01:07 PM (aDwsi)

268 Sitting at a dinner table (captive) and being asked snidely, "How is it possible for private citizens to be as generous and caring as the government?"


I would have said, "Mother Teresa vs. India. Now, go slit your throat for being too stupid to live & for stealing my oxygen."

Posted by: rickb223 at June 01, 2013 01:07 PM (KvM9d)

269 Environmental lobbyist when I noted the millions of Africans dead due to
DDT, fossil fuels, and GE crop opposition: "Millions of people have to
die to save the planet."


In a perfect world, he'd be the first casualty.

Posted by: The Third Horesman Of The Apocalypse at June 01, 2013 01:07 PM (vbh31)

270
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at June 01, 2013 01:03 PM (Gk3SS)


My family is full of union drones.
Grandpa was in a union, several of his grandkids are in a union. So politics is a sorta unavoidable thing at family functions.
But I'm winning. I've managed to get them to "you know unions were a lot different in the 1950s when Grandpa was working." (I know they weren't but it's a start. The dynamics were different back then though in subtle but important ways.)
I think part of my winning though is because the unions are dicking with my generation (the grandkids) by giving them just enough work to qualify for unemployment again, lather rinse repeat for a very long time.

Posted by: tsrblke at June 01, 2013 01:08 PM (GaqMa)

271 I worked in the Hollywood movie industry and all my movie friends were liberal. One night six of us were piled in a car going out to eat, and they started ragging on GW Bush, who was running for president for the first time. This was before I came out as libertarian/conservative -- in other words, a Moron.

The consensuses among my friends was that Bush must be stopped at all cost because we could not allow Republican racists in the White House.

About 2 days prior to this, Bush appeared at his ranch gate for a press appearance with two people at his side. He brought them down to his ranch to ask them to be a part of his administration if he should win the presidency.

Standing at his side were Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice -- the first and second black Secretaries of State in American history, which arguably set the stage for the first black president.

My friends had not seen this announcement and I debated whether to bring it up. I decided not to because I would be the turd-in-the-punchbowl blamed for ruining the evening and it wouldn't have made any difference anyway: Republicans are racists, and no evidence to the contrary would make any difference.

And here we are, more than a decade later and, as predicted, Bush's picks have had absolutely no effect on the liberal consensus that Republicans are racist. They are completely forgotten, just as the Republican efforts to pass Civil Rights legislation in the '60s.

Posted by: Republican Racist at June 01, 2013 01:08 PM (OtmXq)

272 264
Anything regarding a 'living wage.'

Posted by: RWC
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Benefits for 'domestic partners'

Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 01, 2013 01:08 PM (aDwsi)

273 This is where I point out that there is a Chick Fil A directly across the street from my church. It's just *mean*.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at June 01, 2013 01:05 PM (Gk3SS)


Demand that the church start a Saturday night service.

Posted by: Vendette (formerly I lurk, therefore I am) at June 01, 2013 01:09 PM (08XhI)

274
You'll have more fun trying to commit suicide by butterknife through eyesocket than having a healthcare conversation with probably 50% of Canadians. The Tard runs deep.



Fun facts! Abortions and vasectomies are pretty much totally covered by taxpayer funded 'healthcare'. Medically required surgeries needed to fix a variety of sleep deprivation issues are often not.


Because, science!

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at June 01, 2013 01:09 PM (SFs98)

275 "This resulted in an hour-long lecture on the evils of GM food, meat,
hydrocarbons, the Iraq War and country music. We were on a road trip and
I was a captive audience."

Quite frankly, anyone with that sort of hectoring leftist personality is likely to have a reputation. It is wise to think about that long and hard before saying yes to a road trip with that person in the same car.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at June 01, 2013 01:09 PM (9+PGS)

276 No love for the stupidity that comes from our trolls?

Let's pull some archives from the Batshit Cave ...

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/290333.php#290333



Posted by: kbdabear at June 01, 2013 01:10 PM (mCvL4)

277 >>This is where I point out that there is a Chick Fil A directly across the street from my church. It's just *mean*.

Yeh, they just sit there on Sundays taunting us, don't they?

(CFA, not the churches, she said, trying to avoid a lightning bolt)

Posted by: Mama AJ at June 01, 2013 01:11 PM (SUKHu)

278 First place:

The guy who flat out required me to not mention any Islamic decapitation videos because they are all fake. I invited him to watch one of the videos with me. He refused: there was no way he was going to watch a real live snuff film.

This is my winner, because he was able to keep in his head continually and simultaneously the thoughts that all decapitation videos were a fake, and that he wasn't willing to see the evidence because he know it was all real.

Perfect doublethink.

Posted by: Chromoly Man at June 01, 2013 01:11 PM (E4zrW)

279 Benefits for 'domestic partners'
Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 01, 2013 01:08 PM (aDwsi)
MO has a constitutional amendment banning Gay marriage. WashU coped by having a "+1" insurance plan. Any person living at your same address can be your +1.When I worked at the lab, my boss's son was having trouble finding work so he moved to his health plan and his wife (who worked at WashU put the son as the +1.) I'm told many single people had roommates set up the same way if WashU's plan was cheaper.So there's that I guess.

Posted by: tsrblke at June 01, 2013 01:11 PM (GaqMa)

280 Pretty much every comment here by Dunces 1 2 and 3 are pricelessly libtardian.

Posted by: toby928© at June 01, 2013 01:12 PM (QupBk)

281 There should be no laws about abortion at all, but that doesn’t mean abortion should be legal. It shouldn’t be legal or illegal; there should just be no laws about it.

Posted by: Not posting this under my name, no way at June 01, 2013 01:12 PM (CeNUw)

282
Oh, another weapons-grade stupid comment that I didn't hear, but our son told us about:

Our son was driving with them from upstate NY to Boston. Our daughter and son-in-law were discussing buying a home in Boston, but it's so expensive there because of the corporations. When our son asked them to explain, they would only say that "corporations have taken over everything."

Then our son said, "If youchoose to buy in Boston, it will cost you a lot of money.That's a fact in any big city. Who's preventing you frombuying a house in a cheaper area? Whynot look for a house in the suburbs?It's your choice."

He said they had no answer.

They did wind up buying a house in the city - we lent themsome $toward their down payment.

I (half-jokingly) asked them isn't it nice that Mom and Dadare selfish capitalists?

Then my husband asked them, since they now have more room,why shouldn't they share their wealth by giving their second bedroom to a deserving homeless person?

Again, no answers.

But I think we are making a bit of progress with our son-in-law. Nicest guyand loves ourdaughter,but comes from a devoutly leftist family who are truly lovely people - just very clueless.

Until recently, we thought he washopelessly liberal.

Ivisitedour daughter and son-in-lawa few weeks ago; we wereat a restaurant, and I mentionedTspeedbump.Our daughterreplied I shouldn'tspeak ill of the dead by making fun of his name. She went off to work, and while our son-in-law and I walked back to their house, I told him I was very disappointed with our daughter'sturnaround onvalues she once held dear. He said I must understand that, although itmay notseem like it,she mostly likes to yankmy chain.

We had a great conversation about the issues of the day. For example, they didn't know about Gosnell; I told him to Google it, and after he read abut him,he was totally disgusted. He also said, "I'm not shedding any tears" over Tspeedbump and he realizes there is a real threat from Islam in this country.

I almost fell out of my chair.

Maybe there is some hope for them after all.

Posted by: Marybeth at June 01, 2013 01:12 PM (zFUKI)

283 SIL said the rabbits in Teletubbies show were genetically modified hormone fed mutant rabbits created by nefarious big Agra business

Posted by: Thunderb at June 01, 2013 01:12 PM (nH8jP)

284 "How is it possible for private citizens to be as generous and caring as the government?"


That may be the thing that blows my mind the most. These idiots wholeheartedly believe that the twisted behemoth of bureaucracy that is the gub'mint actually gives a flying f'k about their existence.

Posted by: The Third Horesman Of The Apocalypse at June 01, 2013 01:12 PM (vbh31)

285
>>an hour-long lecture on the evils of GM food, meat


You can never be too careful when dealing with modified foods!

Posted by: Zombie Mendel at June 01, 2013 01:13 PM (DR87x)

286 @269

She. Acceptable losses of Africans appeals to both genders of environmentalists.

Posted by: Beagle at June 01, 2013 01:13 PM (97ffE)

287 My brother-in-law, on a driving trip through Pebble Beach, said that no one should be allowed to buy a house with more bedrooms than people, and that all luxury goods, such as yachts, should be illegal. He thinks this will result in more jobs making "things people actually need."

Posted by: Darrel Harb at June 01, 2013 01:13 PM (7nhuY)

288 My buddy's very liberal, God-and-Jesus hating girlfriend on pot legalization: "I don't want it taxed and regulated, though. The government should just stay out of that stuff."

I couldn't speak.

Posted by: Slapweasel at June 01, 2013 01:13 PM (7gwGw)

289 I had an older liberal acquaintance from work once said that Ronald Reagan's terms in office inflicted a gut wound on the US. He said that his policies would eventually kill America, but it would be a slow painful death that was unavoidable and unfixable due to just 'how bad he fucked everything up.' -- I once asked him snarkily if pre-2008 election if Obama wasn't going to descend from heaven to fix everything. He said that he thinks Obama is way too far to the right (!!!) to really fix anything, and electing him was akin to putting a band-aid on a festering gut wound.

Posted by: wingnut at June 01, 2013 01:14 PM (tujtv)

290
OK, here's an unusual one for you.


I happened to be on an odd sort of outing with my libtard siblings last yearwhere we were basically paying homage to an ancestor of ours who had been in the Revolutionary War. Somewhere along the way the subject came up (maybe on the radio) about the new British law, where if the royal couple has a girl, then she would be next in line, instead of a younger brother. They were gushing over this.


Unimpressed, I saw fit to point out that, "Yeah, that's great, but theREAL issue is that the clueless Brits STILL haven't dumped the monarchy."


They then proceeded into a lecture that was basically a defense of the Britishmonarchy. You know - the guys that our ancestorfought so we would be free of, and who we were honoring THAT DAYexactly for having done so! I fond myself literally looking around to see if I was being pranked by some "Candid Camera" type of TV show...

Posted by: Optimizer at June 01, 2013 01:15 PM (Mxt9o)

291 My favorite line from idiot liberals concerns the Catholic Church (why not?). When confronted with holy priests who do not allow women to serve on the altar, and being told that service at the altar is intended to encourage boys to become priests, they always say, "well, girls can have vocation too, you know." Um, not to the priesthood.


These are the same people who love the Church so much they want her to change everything. WTF? Then how would it be the Catholic Church any more?


Double-think abounds.

Posted by: tcn at June 01, 2013 01:15 PM (VLG62)

292 >>SIL said the rabbits in Teletubbies show were genetically modified hormone fed mutant rabbits created by nefarious big Agra business

The RABBITS were the genetically modified mutants on that show???

Posted by: Mama AJ at June 01, 2013 01:15 PM (SUKHu)

293 24


Everything is going great here in California.

Posted by: YIKES! at June 01, 2013 11:59 AM

That's one I would not try to convince lefties is bullshit

As long as they think California is utopia, they'll stay there and maybe steer Northeast leftists away from states that are red or purple

Posted by: kbdabear at June 01, 2013 01:16 PM (mCvL4)

294 Little Chrissy Matthews said that the GOP is the party of Jefferson Davis.

I guess it was that damn Lincoln who wanted slavery.

Posted by: WalrusRex at June 01, 2013 01:17 PM (VlXYw)

295 Several, mostly from the 70s:

"Mao has recreated human nature. In China, high ranking government officials will decide for themselves they want to go out and work in the paddies with the peasants."

"Abortion should be legal. We eat eggs, don't we?"

"Why are you buying books? You already have enough?"

"Yeats and Eliot were liberals, because they were poets."

(I'm a native New Yorker, and didn't get a car until I was over 40. This was from an argument when I was still a pedestrian.): "You pollute more than I do anyway, by voting Republican."

Posted by: George LeS at June 01, 2013 01:18 PM (C4s3i)

296 "Meggie Mac's tweets alone prove that rocks can sometimes float."

When I was about twelve, the family had gone out fishing to a spot somewhere in Marin County on the SF Bay shore, and while walking around along the water's edge I found a large piece of pumice about the size of a football. Not knowing what it was and noticing that it seemed a little light, I tossed it into the water and was shocked to see that it floated.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at June 01, 2013 01:18 PM (9+PGS)

297 Second place:

A long, long time ago... The most popular government in the world is the Khmer Rouge, followed by the Red Chinese. It's true; they had a guy, he told us all about it.

That's it: they have a guy to tell moron white Westerner tourists in Asia that all is well, and that was all be needed, to have total belief.

Even at that age, I was like: "Dude? Killing fields?"

No man. Imperialist lies.

Posted by: Chromoly Man at June 01, 2013 01:18 PM (E4zrW)

298 "Some 'friends' of mine (not really close, but friendly, known them 20+
years etc) - said that the BP oil spill was going to cause the
extinction of the human race."

I fortunately did not hear it from any friends, but while the BP oil spill was going on full force uncontrolled, I would read the articles about it at the Web site of my local fishwrap, the _Scam Scumfrisco Comical_.

Literally (not in the Joe Biden sense of "literally", which is figuratively, but in the literal sense of "literally") every third or fourth comment on these articles was from an ecoholic libtard screaming hysterically that the spill had made the entire Gulf of Mexico into a permanently lifeless toxic pond and that nothing would ever be able to live in that water until the end of time. Because, Boosh! Cheeeeney!

This same set of insane and utterly groundless assertions, on endless pages of comments, day after day, week after week.

I posted a few paltry responses here and there in which I pointed out that, gee, folks, there are bacteria in seawater which eat oil. Rather like the stuff in fact. Apparently have evolved to eat oil coming from naturally occurring oil seeps. And that few of history's previous major oil spills have had any remotely measurable long term ecological effects. Largely due to such natural bioremediation.

I also pointed out, contra the various Boosh! nonsense, the long, long list of involvement of the Obama administration with BP. Stuff like Obama having selected someone straight out of the BP executive suite to run the safety department of MMS which oversaw the BP rig that blew up. And BP having submitted a hamfisted rig safety report cut and pasted from their Arctic ops which listed "walruses" as a species of concern (in the Gulf of Fucking Mexico!), and that the Obama administration had accepted this with no expression of concern over its glaring inaccuracy. And how Obama had given BP a "safety" award despite BP having more rig failures than any other oil major operating in American waters.

This went over like a turd in a punchbowl, as you might expect. Hell, like a TARD in a punchbowl. A dead decomposing tard.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 01, 2013 01:19 PM (gqT4g)

299 Little Chrissy Matthews said that the GOP is the party of Jefferson Davis.

I guess it was that damn Lincoln who wanted slavery.


Posted by: WalrusRex at June 01, 2013 01:17 PM (VlXYw)



To be fair, Chrissy is more likely than not suffering from alcohol induced dementia.




Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at June 01, 2013 01:19 PM (Gk3SS)

300 288 My buddy's very liberal, God-and-Jesus hating girlfriend on pot legalization: "I don't want it taxed and regulated, though. The government should just stay out of that stuff."

I couldn't speak.
Posted by: Slapweasel at June 01, 2013 01:13 PM (7gwGw)


Did you ask her how she felt about alcohol and tobacco taxes?

Posted by: rickl at June 01, 2013 01:19 PM (sdi6R)

301 "O.J. didn't do it."

Posted by: somebody else, not me at June 01, 2013 01:20 PM (29vnO)

302 24


Everything is going great here in California.

Posted by: YIKES! at June 01, 2013 11:59 AM

I make a point of telling lefties that California is everything they want and is prospering like never before, where people of all races and spiritual beliefs live in perfect harmony

I tell them that Florida, Texas, Arizona, Georgia, Utah, and Nevada are intellectual and cultural wastelands full of racist rednecks and religious nuts.

Posted by: kbdabear at June 01, 2013 01:20 PM (mCvL4)

303 290
They then proceeded into a
lecture that was basically a defense of the Britishmonarchy. You know -
the guys that our ancestorfought so we would be free of, and who we
were honoring THAT DAYexactly for having done so! I fond myself
literally looking around to see if I was being pranked by some "Candid
Camera" type of TV show...


It's a little dumb, yes. But I once saw an interesting defense of the current state of the British monarchy (powerless and ornamental). The idea was that by having these royals to get all gushy over, people would not get so gushy over politicians, but would instead think of them as the power-hungry a-holes that they are. Watching the pre-scandal behavior of the press with Obama, you can see the possible benefits.

Posted by: Splunge at June 01, 2013 01:20 PM (bKA83)

304 "O.J. didn't do it."

That, or "Free Mumia".

Posted by: The Third Horesman Of The Apocalypse at June 01, 2013 01:21 PM (vbh31)

305 I tell them that Florida, Texas, Arizona, Georgia,
Utah, and Nevada are intellectual and cultural wastelands full of racist
rednecks and religious nuts.



Posted by: kbdabear at June 01, 2013 01:20 PM (mCvL4)



That seems to be akin to when Mommy would try a new recipe and whoever had the first bite would go oh this is terrible, you'll hate it. Here, I'll just it eat for everyone, no, no, don't thank me, it's the least I can do.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at June 01, 2013 01:21 PM (Gk3SS)

306
"Chris Matthews is a very smart man."

The TV at a former job was always on NBC, and a coworker would say this every time they mentioned Tingles.

Posted by: Moron in a Breathable Lace Wig Snuggie at June 01, 2013 01:21 PM (Ks4nX)

307 Welcome to Walmart!

Posted by: Bob Dole at June 01, 2013 01:22 PM (5fSr7)

308 302
I make a point of telling lefties that California is everything they want and is prospering like never before, where people of all races and spiritual beliefs live in perfect harmony

I tell them that Florida, Texas, Arizona, Georgia, Utah, and Nevada are intellectual and cultural wastelands full of racist rednecks and religious nuts.

Posted by: kbdabear at June 01, 2013 01:20 PM (mCvL4)


Add Pennsylvania to the mix and I will subscribe to your newsletter.

Posted by: rickl at June 01, 2013 01:22 PM (sdi6R)

309 I was teaching a hazmat class and a student came up afterwards and wanted to talk about Obama and how he was for "us." I asked what "us" was and she said lesbians, of course. I showed her my wedding band/ring and then said sorry and asked why she thought so. We laughed about it and said that we could be friends since sheagreed with the stuffI said about government overregulation and that the government should stay out of the bedroom. I then told her I was a card-carrying conservative. Shetook a 180 andsaid we nowcouldn't be friends since I hated her and her lifestyle. She told me how disappointed she was in me and then turned and left the room. So tolerant.

Posted by: hazchic at June 01, 2013 01:22 PM (+OfWl)

310 While having lunch overlooking the Gulf, one diner opined that he
wouldn't eat shrimp caught in the Gulf, cuz 'of all the chemicals that
are dumped into it. Barrels of chemicals.'

I guess it would have been unseemly to point out that the Gulf floor does most of the "dumping." It probably would have been even worse to point out the microorganisms that exist by feeding upon it.

Posted by: no good deed at June 01, 2013 01:22 PM (mjR67)

311 Rachel Maddow: "There's no such thing as the Preamble to The Constitution"... live..., on TV.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 01, 2013 01:24 PM (aDwsi)

312 I need to get my felony (for crack) expunged. Can you help me write a letter to the Ohio governor (Marcy Kaptur). To which I answered no, because it would be a waste of my time, and also the governor of Ohio is a republican (Kasich). "NO! It's Marcy Kaptur! Uh, no is Kasich, let me show you right here on my laptop (you dumb cunt). She wouldn't look at the laptop.

Posted by: That Guy at June 01, 2013 01:24 PM (LYtpo)

313 OT Blood Boil Warning:


That 2006 report
was an eye-opener. The OMB calculated that U.S. contributions totaled
$4.115 billion in 2004 and $5.327 billion in 2005. By comparison, the
State Department had estimated 2004 contributions at “well over $3 billion” — far short of the actual amount reported by the OMB.
Five years later, theOMB reported that FY 2010 contributions the U.N. system exceeded $7.691 billion — more than $1.3 billion higher than the previous record, set the year before. Indeed, 2010 marked the third consecutive year in which U.S. contributions had reached a new high.
Unfortunately,
the mandate requiring the OMB to report on U.S. contributions to the
U.N. system expired in 2011, and the Obama administration has chosen not
to report this information since then. As a result, there is no
comprehensive accounting of U.S. contributions to the U.N. system for FY
2011 or FY 2012. Nor will we know how much will be spent this year or
in the future, unless Congress renews the OMB report mandate.http://tinyurl.com/lko2hko



Posted by: Hunker down and L.I.B. at June 01, 2013 01:25 PM (Cs2tJ)

314 Did you ask her how she felt about alcohol and tobacco taxes?

Posted by: rickl at June 01, 2013 01:19 PM (sdi6R)
______________________________________________________I couldn't. I was absolutely 100% speechless. (That happens about once-a-decade.) I just looked at my buddy incredulously. If she was going to be a loud-ass, extra-wrong liberal, I wasn't about to TRY and poke holes in the twisted logic. It would be fruitless.

Posted by: Slapweasel at June 01, 2013 01:25 PM (7gwGw)

315 the other side of 80% of the debates I've had on twitter? People have some seriously twisted beliefs.

Recently there was a woman who claimed that the Tea Party's purpose was a nation with zero taxes. She wouldn't accept argument, despite that what she suggested didn't actually make any sense.

Zoos are needed because polar bears will disappear within 50 years without them.

The right wing is responsible for denying money to roads and bridges, then agreeing that he'd be willing to sacrifice any amount of the federal government to spend on social programs, even at the expense of roads and bridges.

Being complemented for being a civil debater by someone who flug insults like a monkey flings poo. You know what behavior is appropriate and recognize it yourself, but don't seem capable of actually living up to it or recognizing your own insults?

That government money is responsible for more investment in research than private money, even when the government taxes a private firm the same amount that it invests in it's research (which is to say, if government did nothing the money could still be used for research)

The idea that all drugs are discovered by colleges which are funded by government money, thus it doesn't make sense to charge more than the cost of manufacturing for medicines. This isn't 100% wrong, but it's closer to 100% wrong than 100% right.

without government pollution controls the skies would be black and the land dead.

The recent flooding in New York during a hurricane proves James Hansen's traffic diverted because of streets under water prediction correct.

A thousand variations on the argument that government is better at anything it does than private industry would be, even when the government moves into sectors previously dominated by private industry.
...
also insurance companies are excessively profitable, but they'll never respond to an argument that involves their actual profit margins.

Posted by: davem at June 01, 2013 01:25 PM (wmzCM)

316 I had a professor tell me socialism isn't the dirty word capitalists make it out to be. I'm sure you're surprised that came out of a professor's mouth.

Posted by: Mephistefales at June 01, 2013 01:25 PM (Lm/9d)

317 I use to have a facebook page with a picture of my white fluffy dog.
A liberal told me I was a racist because I chose a white dog.

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at June 01, 2013 01:26 PM (DGIjM)

318 "state-run capitalism" - heard this one a few times

Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at June 01, 2013 01:26 PM (XvrTA)

319
To be fair, Chrissy is more likely than not suffering from alcohol induced dementia.




Posted by: alexthechick
I believe it's Kathy Shaidle (Canadian blogress) who's fairly confident that one day it will be revealed that Chrissy has some sort of brain tumour.If you're not familiar, you'd probably like her. She posts at Takimag and PJMedia, andblogs at fivefeetoffury dot com.Hmmmm......wait a minute....

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at June 01, 2013 01:27 PM (SFs98)

320 That, or "Free Mumia".


Posted by: The Third Horesman
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I have been sorely tempted to buy a can of spray paint, and where ever I see that to alter it to "Fry Mumia!"

Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 01, 2013 01:27 PM (aDwsi)

321 Well I don't know if this qualifies but it's a constant question from my lefty sister. "Well what do you care about taxes on millionaires or the healthcare regulations on business"? "You're not rich,it won't effect you".

Well what the hell do you think I'm working so hard for,trying to build my company up? I'd like to be one of those evil rich folks!!!!

Posted by: Snail racing champion at June 01, 2013 01:29 PM (BZ0xJ)

322
@271


You remind me of the CNN gushing over the Situation Room photo from the Bin Laden raid. They called it "diverse" because there were, maybe, one or two women there.


Everybody but the Prez was white as the proverbial sheet. I guess they "forgot" that if that had been a photo of the Bush team Powell and Rice would have been in it.


Oh, and they literally brought up a racial stereotype - of the black man as a threat to be feared - and how their Messiah stood in contrast to that "black man as the protector". So, weapons grade racism, to show they're not racist. Wow.

Posted by: Optimizer at June 01, 2013 01:29 PM (Mxt9o)

323 Once in a while I look at Occupooper videos just to see the vast stupidity that actually thinks it's universal knowledge

Never forget the one where an occupooper is complaining about the rash of i-Toyz thefts in their little commune ..

"Aren't you against private property? Isn't private property theft?"

"Of course it is!"

"Then why is someone taking your laptop a theft?

"Because that's PERSONAL PROPERTY!"

Posted by: kbdabear at June 01, 2013 01:29 PM (mCvL4)

324 She posts at Takimag...
------------
Taki has become a regular reading spot for me.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 01, 2013 01:29 PM (aDwsi)

325 "Millions of jobs saved" by the GM bailout.

So, the 4 million people annually who bought GM cars would just stop buying cars? That demand would just evaporate? Poof!

They ridicule supply side economics, but don't seem to have a grip on demand side economics, either.

Posted by: Cannot see the future at June 01, 2013 01:30 PM (nEDGE)

326 Chrysler has paid the government back every cent it borrowed.

Posted by: Joethefatman™ (@joethefatman1) at June 01, 2013 01:32 PM (MnSla)

327 Not necessarily a lib, but, after a earthquake my manicurist wanted to know why "they" planned the quake at such an inconvenient time.
A Paul supporter informed me that the government puts pus and sugar in milk. I am in ag, some of my best friends are dairy farmers. I asked when in the process the pus and sugar is added. Does the farmer add it, at the pasteurization plant, or the bottling plant.
This same person also informed me that the Boston bombings were because it was Patriots day and Tax day.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 01, 2013 01:32 PM (J8Q1Z)

328 A college-graduate nephew told me that Newport Beach, CA was going WILL drown from rising seas in his lifetime. When I pointed out that the seas are rising at an almost immeasurably slow rate that amounts to a few inches a century at best, and it's not speeding up, I became an ignorant "denier".

He's an avowed socialist now. He has studied to become an EPA regulator.

Oh, he also now thinks Catholics (everyone else in the family) should be denied jobs because their Church will not marry same sex couples.

He is a pod-person. He is dead to me.

Posted by: theCork at June 01, 2013 01:32 PM (I3ZHb)

329
Posted by: Cannot see the future at June 01, 2013 01:30 PM (nEDGE)


In fairness I think the bailout helped them evaporate . They buy Toyotas now.

Posted by: tsrblke at June 01, 2013 01:32 PM (GaqMa)

330 ...also insurance companies are excessively profitable,
but they'll never respond to an argument that involves their actual
profit margins.



Posted by: davem
-------
Ceaseless rants about the profits of oil companies, but no discussion of actual profit margins, especially as compared to say..., Apple.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 01, 2013 01:32 PM (aDwsi)

331 311
Rachel Maddow: "There's no such thing as the Preamble to The Constitution"... live..., on TV.


Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 01, 2013 01:24 PM

Funnier is that you know she said it in that smug "I gotcha now, wingnuts" tone and smirk


Posted by: kbdabear at June 01, 2013 01:35 PM (mCvL4)

332 I choose to submit "Post 104" for consideration.

Posted by: buzzion at June 01, 2013 01:35 PM (LI48c)

333
Taki has become a regular reading spot for me.
Posted by: Mike Hammer at
Yep, me too. The comment section can get....uh...interesting, but lots of good articles.When Shaidle links to her articles from her blog, she always makes some sort of joke about how long the comment section will remain free of someone commenting about teh Jooos!

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at June 01, 2013 01:35 PM (SFs98)

334 During the Olympics, one of the commentators lamented that we might not see competitors from Micronesia in the future, because rising seas. I heard that almost tearfully repeated by libbie friends. The Micronesians have promoted the idea..., they are receiving UN money now to cope with their 'certain' destruction. They are using the money to build a new airport, and hotels....

Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 01, 2013 01:37 PM (aDwsi)

335 ‏Saw this one the other day... seriously?!!

@bcarrz 28 May
Sad but true! #Moore #Oklahoma will you vote responsibly next time? pic.twitter.com/FuQ1MSi7gX

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at June 01, 2013 01:37 PM (DGIjM)

336 One I forgot:

"You say you want a strong navy. That's government spending, so that makes you a socialist."

Posted by: George LeS at June 01, 2013 01:37 PM (C4s3i)

337 He is a pod-person. He is dead to me.Posted by: theCork at June 01, 2013 01:32 PM (I3ZHb)Amendment 1 Motherfucker! Do you speak it!(Do they also hate that I look down upon all the people who go for the nontraditional "not married" thing or have lots and lots of kids by multiple partners?)

Posted by: tsrblke at June 01, 2013 01:38 PM (GaqMa)

338 Funnier is that you know she said it in that smug "I gotcha now, wingnuts" tone and smirk
Posted by: kbdabear
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Yup.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 01, 2013 01:38 PM (aDwsi)

339 I've got a Libtarded friend who thinks that the government should shut down FOX news because its a propaganda machine. This guy, in a conversation with me last week, looked at me blankly when I mentioned Obama's IRS scandal. He had no idea what I was talking about. I explained it all to him, and finished up with saying same thing along the lines that the reason he didn't know about it is that he gets all his news from the biased MSM, who tried to bury the story. He of course denied their bias, to which I said something like 'if GWB had done this, it would have news 24/7 for months'.

The weapons grade stupid was when he rejected this, saying, and I quote: "No, the media would have covered it up, just like they did *all* of Bush's scandals."

Posted by: Harbqll at June 01, 2013 01:38 PM (2ISdB)

340 I want to add that while I think this is a fun list, it doesn't really say anything about liberals. They can cherry-pick our dumbest too, and while I firmly believe that they have a higher percentage of dumb than we do, the 500 or 1000 dumbest comments on either side will be indistiguishable in dumbosity.

Posted by: Darrel Harb at June 01, 2013 01:40 PM (7nhuY)

341 I read a column a week or so ago giving examples of libs starting to try to blame Obamacare on the Republicans. I mean, you know, other than John Roberts. Any time now Obama will tell us that he didn't know anything about Obamacare until he read about it in the papers.

Posted by: WalrusRex at June 01, 2013 01:40 PM (VlXYw)

342 Time to revive the "culture of corruption" meme?

Posted by: Crispian at June 01, 2013 01:40 PM (+qU9V)

343 323 --- I have always been amused by the maxim that "property is theft," by which they mean BAD.
The whole concept of theft and the entire rationale for it being bad presupposes that private property is just.

Whenever someone tosses that out, I ask "What's wrong with theft?" If they try to explain it, they must end up defending property. If they say "nothing," they must admit they believe that might makes right. And even though that is the essence of socialism, they do NOT want to face or admit it.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 01, 2013 01:41 PM (C8mVl)

344 On the political thread on college sports board of a "Catholic" university, the topic was abortion. A poster [a self-identified MD and alum] suggested that we could get our moral guidance from the Supreme Court and so supported Roe, etc. I asked what he thought of the moral guidance implied in Dred Scott, Plessy v. Ferguson, Buck v. Bell and Korematsu. There was no response.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at June 01, 2013 01:41 PM (zEe1Q)

345 The weapons grade stupid was when he rejected this, saying, and I quote: "No, the media would have covered it up, just like they did *all* of Bush's scandals."
Posted by: Harbqll at June 01, 2013 01:38 PM (2ISdB)


Perhaps he's from the bearded-Spock alternate reality.

Posted by: theCork at June 01, 2013 01:42 PM (I3ZHb)

346 I want to add that while I think this is a fun list, it doesn't really say anything about liberals. They can cherry-pick our dumbest too, and while I firmly believe that they have a higher percentage of dumb than we do, the 500 or 1000 dumbest comments on either side will be indistiguishable in dumbosity.
Posted by: Darrel Harb at June 01, 2013 01:40 PM (7nhuY)
The problem is that it's detached from reality. We can ask Oregon Muse to start a "and now mock infowars" thread too . We'd do it pretty equally.

Posted by: tsrblke at June 01, 2013 01:42 PM (GaqMa)

347
340 I want to add that while I think this is a fun list, it doesn't really say anything about liberals. They can cherry-pick our dumbest too, and while I firmly believe that they have a higher percentage of dumb than we do, the 500 or 1000 dumbest comments on either side will be indistiguishable in dumbosity.
Posted by: Darrel Harb at June 01, 2013 01:40 PM (7nhuY)


Actually it does. I could predict that 90% of their list of "dumb" quotes by conservative would be simple basic religious beliefs/statements.

Posted by: buzzion at June 01, 2013 01:42 PM (LI48c)

348
Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at June 01, 2013 01:41 PM (zEe1Q)

Oh FFS, the law is not morality.
Additionally even leftists tend to admit the reasoning behind Roe was miserable at best.

Posted by: tsrblke at June 01, 2013 01:43 PM (GaqMa)

349 Kids say the darnest things. And libs? They some pretty stupid things too.

Posted by: Art Linkletter at June 01, 2013 01:43 PM (zEe1Q)

350


Guam and balloons.
That is all

Posted by: Hank Johnson at June 01, 2013 01:44 PM (mETGQ)

351 When leftists shun conservatives, they're left with nothing but fellow leftists to hang around with. Then they discover that even though "Dylan" may share his politics, he's a selfish douchebag who never pays back what he borrows and is a parasite. Others get sick of being guilt-tripped by gay or black friends and the friendship is always one way. Then the girls who find out that the lefty guys only apply the rules to other guys, they're entitled to grab a tit whenever they want

Most converts to conservatism do it not because conservatives were so persuasive but because other leftists became intolerable to be around

Posted by: kbdabear at June 01, 2013 01:44 PM (mCvL4)

352 I've had conversations with libs about the debt and the deficit and it was obvious that they had no understanding of the difference. They were under the impression that, because Clinton supposedly left office with a budget surplus (he really didn't, but let's just let them have that point), then the entire national debt was wiped out and Clinton left us with money in the bank, which Bush then spent.

Posted by: biancaneve at June 01, 2013 01:45 PM (6bYlh)

353 Are you familiar with "being liberal" on Facebook... Every day it generates the lamest attempted meme/info graphic/talking points that are embarrassingly stupid and naive.
What embarrasses me is the friends that post that easily debunkable drivel on a near daily basis

Posted by: Auntie Fraud at June 01, 2013 01:45 PM (lBFxV)

354
Surrounded as I am by musical type people, nearly all of them are LIV's, I get to receive many talking points from the Left.

My fave was this harp player at a gig who started to rail against big government being in cahoots with evil big business. This was in 2010.

I looked at him and said, " I couldn't agree with you more. Ummm, you do mean Obama and General Electric, right?" The look on his face was priceless.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at June 01, 2013 01:45 PM (0HooB)

355 A Brit nitwit said the Bobbies should disarm, because then the criminals will disarm too. They only use weapons because the police do. I should have given her a paper cut and poured lemon juice in it.

Posted by: MinkMonica at June 01, 2013 01:46 PM (cusyl)

356 The problem is that it's detached from reality. We can ask Oregon Muse to start a "and now mock infowars" thread too . We'd do it pretty equally.

Posted by: tsrblke at June 01, 2013 01:42 PM (GaqMa)



Zero Hedge. The posts can be interesting. The comments are, um, interesting for completely different reasons.



Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at June 01, 2013 01:47 PM (Gk3SS)

357 340 I want to add that while I think this is a fun list, it doesn't really say anything about liberals. They can cherry-pick our dumbest too, and while I firmly believe that they have a higher percentage of dumb than we do, the 500 or 1000 dumbest comments on either side will be indistiguishable in dumbosity.
Posted by: Darrel Harb at June 01, 2013 01:40 PM (7nhuY)


I disagree. In my experience, the more liberal someone is, the more likely they are to say insane, verifiably-false, laughable things. The opposite is true for conservatives. The closer someone gets to having a small-government, freedom-loving ideology... the less likely they are to say stupid stuff.

Posted by: theCork at June 01, 2013 01:47 PM (I3ZHb)

358 >>Whenever someone tosses that out, I ask "What's wrong with theft?" If they try to explain it, they must end up defending property. If they say "nothing," they must admit they believe that might makes right.

Can you record their faces next time? I'd pay to see that.

Posted by: Mama AJ at June 01, 2013 01:47 PM (SUKHu)

359 In an on-line discussion, a liberal asserted that Huey Long was a Republican because he is considered a fascist politician. They did not believe me when I explained that he was a Democrat.

Wikipedia at the time did not include his party affiliation, which I found interesting. I added in that he was a Democrat. My good deed for the historical learning.

Posted by: sexypig at June 01, 2013 01:47 PM (dZQh7)

360 My sister (who pretends to be an R but voted for SCOAMF both times) told me that the reason we couldn't have interstate purchase of health insurance policies is that without our state stepping in to stop us, we might buy a policy out of MS or AL or somewhere like that where the state government was totally incompetent and let just anyone sell anything and call it health insurance.

She's from Boston and *loves* their state health care plan.

Posted by: Miss Scarlett at June 01, 2013 01:48 PM (L7JQT)

361 Another stupidity: "Medicine shouldn't be a profit-making industry." When I respond, "What about food? Isn't food a necessity? Are farmers and grocers allowed to make a profit? What about housing? Isn't housing a necessity? Are residential builders and apartment owners allowed to make a profit?", I just hear crickets.

Posted by: biancaneve at June 01, 2013 01:48 PM (6bYlh)

362 The government will never have any problems paying for Social Security because people are always paying into it. FDR set it up like that because he knew that the Republicans would try to take it away.

Posted by: Brendan at June 01, 2013 01:48 PM (2jQGY)

363 The weapons grade stupid was when he rejected this,
saying, and I quote: "No, the media would have covered it up, just like
they did *all* of Bush's scandals."

Posted by: Harbqll at June 01, 2013 01:38 PM

You could have asked "which scandals are you talking about" but you would have gotten a long rant about Diebold, neocons, and 9-11 was an inside job

Posted by: kbdabear at June 01, 2013 01:49 PM (mCvL4)

364 We were in CA for a wedding and went to a coffee shop for a snack. I ordered a "black and white" cookie only to be told by the pierced and tattooed barista of indeterminate gender that they were actually called "night and day" cookies to be more politically correct. I instantly lost my appetite.

Posted by: CMS2004 at June 01, 2013 01:49 PM (Y2NgW)

365

Anything a liberal says that involves math.
Some troll a couple of weeks back stating Obama halved the debt by 300 billion.
Even though the debt is at 16.8 trillion.

Posted by: YIKES! at June 01, 2013 01:49 PM (mETGQ)

366 When arguing with a (Canadian) liberal who thought that Canada should reduce trade with the U.S. in favour of trading with the Third World, I said "You do know that China uses SLAVE LABOUR to produce their export goods?" She muttered, "Yeah, well, I have some problems with America's labour practices, too."

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at June 01, 2013 01:50 PM (FkH4y)

367 Same sister also said that the high cost of living in Boston had nothing to do with liberal policies but was due to a land shortage. Everyone wants to live there and is willing to pay more to do so, driving up the prices of everything.

Posted by: Miss Scarlett at June 01, 2013 01:50 PM (L7JQT)

368
"The Leave It To Beaver America of the 1950s is the worst thing that has ever existed on earth."

Dead serious, he was.

Posted by: Moron in a Genetically Modified, Hormone-fed Mutant Snuggie at June 01, 2013 01:51 PM (Ks4nX)

369 After the Boston Marathon bombing, my wife stated that "extreme Muslims are worse than extreme Christians because the Christians aren't going around and blowing people up."

The serious you guys response from our friend:: "But they are exploding people with their words."

Posted by: wooga at June 01, 2013 01:51 PM (jgnqm)

370 359
In an on-line discussion, a liberal asserted that Huey Long was a
Republican because he is considered a fascist politician. They did not
believe me when I explained that he was a Democrat.



Wikipedia at the time did not include his party affiliation, which I
found interesting. I added in that he was a Democrat. My good deed for
the historical learning.

Posted by: sexypig at June 01, 2013 01:47 PM

Huey Long was also a hardcore socialist. That liberal only considered Long a "fascist" because that's usually the style that hardcore socialists govern with

Posted by: kbdabear at June 01, 2013 01:51 PM (mCvL4)

371 My daughter (out of work @ the time Master's in Woman's studies) posting to FB her support of boycotting Wal-mart to shut em down so the workers there could get better paying jobs. Dear God what did I do wrong while she was growing up?

Posted by: A Big Old Fat Guy at June 01, 2013 01:52 PM (Je/il)

372 Same sister also said that the high cost of living
in Boston had nothing to do with liberal policies but was due to a land
shortage. Everyone wants to live there and is willing to pay more to do
so, driving up the prices of everything.

Posted by: Miss Scarlett at June 01, 2013 01:50 PM (L7JQT)



She does realize that she's saying that the law of supply and demand is true then, right?

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at June 01, 2013 01:52 PM (Gk3SS)

373 My bro-in-law is a total hardcore lefty. He's also a spitting image of Peter Griffin from Family Guy. So, yeah....I mock him constantly with the Peter Griffin laugh, "hehehehe....".

He and my sister visited my family years ago when W was prez. My wife took around town and showed them some of the local landmarks and somehow the talk got around to politics (probably his doing). Anyhow, he got into a rant and ended it with "George Bush has sex with little boys!!!" My wife said the trip back home was pretty quiet.

She told me this and I just laughed. I felt sorry for my sis for marrying such a douchebag. My wife insists that I do something to intervene, but she's her own person with her own decisions. Still...I feel sorry for her and hope she leaves him. He's also a serious type II diabetic with health problems and my sister is a nurse. My wife and I both think he married her so he could get free health care at home. He eats like he doesn't have diabetes. Maybe he'll keel over one day.

Posted by: EC at June 01, 2013 01:52 PM (doBIb)

374 When I was a child I spoke as a child, I thought as a child, I understood as a child. But when I became a man I put away childish things. 1Cor 13:11

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, bringing some class for a change at June 01, 2013 01:52 PM (pxDth)

375 104 "So I ask again: What the fuck good is "moral authority" in any measurable, objective way?" - Nom de Blog

The best way I can explain moral authority is to use an example. Do you read comics? If so, I point to exhibit A or moral authority, Captain America.

Captain America would always do the right thing, and by doing so, he inspired his fellow heroes to follow his example. Even though a mere mortal with powers far surpassed by most other superheroes, he LED the Avengers, which included powerhouses such as Hulk and even gods in Hercules and Thor. They all believed in the goodness of Captain America.

The antithesis to Captain America would be Frank Castle, aka Punisher. He also went after bad guys, just as zealously as other heroes. But he had no moral compunctions, for him, the ends justified the means. And while he struck fear in the thugs of the world, he never shone light in the cities he staked out. Citizens feared him just as much as the criminals he fought.

So in conclusion, moral authority is what Captain America represents. It's something that President Obama is bringing back to our great nation.

Posted by: palin steele at June 05, 2009 06:44 PM (VDj74)

Posted by: buzzion at June 01, 2013 01:53 PM (LI48c)

376 My new thing is to walk into a convenience store raise my fist and proclaim " Obama sucks. Whose with me?" The clerk behind the counter told me that Bush was an idiot for invading Iraq before raiding Afghanistan.

Posted by: DeepBeam at June 01, 2013 01:55 PM (eKWTg)

377 "Diversity is Our Strength!"

No, diversity is diversity, makes us a little more interesting but not strong. Check any nation from Morocco to Indonesia to see how their "diversity" has worked out for them through history

Western Europe's "diversity" is making them so "strong" it's killing them


Posted by: kbdabear at June 01, 2013 01:56 PM (mCvL4)

378 My sister-in-law stated: "More people were killed in the Iraq War than in all of WWII if you didn't count the Jews." Later that day I emailed her the statistics which *duh* showed that she was off, by, oh, several million, even if you didn't "count the Jews." I was immediately told that "she didn't care about the statistics, she was not supporting a war!"

I'm glad she doesn't care about real numbers, because, oh, yeah, she's an accountant; albeit in Seattle, so, I guess that works.

And I'm also thinking: Why NOT count the Jews? But you can't argue with stupid. *sigh*


Posted by: exliberal at June 01, 2013 01:56 PM (leIQP)

379 Oh yeh, my all time favorite: the mere existance of an "anti-civilization" blog.

Posted by: Mama AJ at June 01, 2013 01:57 PM (SUKHu)

380 #375 Posted by: buzzion at June 01, 2013 01:53 PM (LI48c)
Agreed. #104 wins. Wow.

Posted by: theCork at June 01, 2013 01:58 PM (I3ZHb)

381 "The NYT, LAT and WAPO are rightwing proganda machines."

Closer to home and more recently, my brother who emigrated to Sweden says no one who's anyone in Stockholm is worried about the Muslim riots because "they aren't burning anything on the good side of the city."

Posted by: richard mcenroe at June 01, 2013 01:58 PM (qvify)

382 “You put a baby in a crib with an apple and a rabbit. If it eats the rabbit and plays with the apple, I'll buy you a new car.”

Liberals are so proud if this quote until you remind them that babies don't have teeth and can't bite apples.

Posted by: Redoubt 10 at June 01, 2013 01:59 PM (bTU/L)

383
And I'm also thinking: Why NOT count the Jews?



*Head explodes*

Posted by: Zerohedge commenter at June 01, 2013 01:59 PM (SFs98)

384 So in conclusion, moral authority is what Captain
America represents. It's something that President Obama is bringing
back to our great nation.



Posted by: palin steele at June 05, 2009 06:44 PM (VDj74)

Posted by: buzzion at June 01, 2013 01:53 PMThat was Hall of Fame hilarious, but Dum-Dum was Whitaker Chambers compared to the drivel that Toure shits out

Posted by: kbdabear at June 01, 2013 01:59 PM (mCvL4)

385 Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 01, 2013 12:49 PM (Z2Bkq)

There aren't enough hours in the day to fisk that whole song. Surrender every goal, purpose, passion - surrender everything that makes us human - and wouldn't that be a wonderful world? We could all be as one - even as a herd of cud-chewing ruminants are 'as one'. There's your liberal dream: a herd of cows.

Posted by: Cannot see the future at June 01, 2013 01:59 PM (nEDGE)

386 Liberals are le stoopid. If you blindside them with facts here are the responses:

Right-wing
Koch
Republican, said with sneer
Wing nut
Bush!
WMD!

That is all they have. Or they repeat and regurgitate what they see, sometimes cutesy crap such as this classic: Faux News.

Average IQ: in 80's range, just above cretin.

I ignore them. They do not want a discussion, they want to regurgitate a mixture of above name-calling. Live is short. Dems are stupid. Rinse. Repeat. Spit.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky is thankfully not the Duchess of Alba at June 01, 2013 02:00 PM (baL2B)

387 Oh yeh, my all time favorite: the mere existance of an "anti-civilization" blog.

Posted by: Mama AJ at June 01, 2013 01:57 PM
(SUKHu)

Saw this bumper sticker on a dirty hippie VW van:
"Visualize Industrial Collapse"

Posted by: YIKES! at June 01, 2013 02:01 PM (mETGQ)

388 It's a little dumb, yes. But I once saw an interesting defense of the current state of the British monarchy (powerless and ornamental). The idea was that by having these royals to get all gushy over, people would not get so gushy over politicians, but would instead think of them as the power-hungry a-holes that they are. Watching the pre-scandal behavior of the press with Obama, you can see the possible benefits.

__------------------------
This same argument came up during Watergate, and I thought (and still think) that there's something to be said for it. Right now, the Brits have a hopelessly floundering government, but they can still look to Queen Elizabeth as a symbol of national unity and pride. Of course, Her Britannic Majesty happens to be an intelligent, hardworking and extremely dutiful woman. I doubt very much that Prince Charles could fill her shoes.

Posted by: Burke at June 01, 2013 02:01 PM (CrqI6)

389 After the OJ verdict, (yeah, this has not been topped since 1995), a liberal friend admitted that OJ was guilty, but he was glad OJ was acquitted because it made him understand how blacks felt when white people got away with lynchings. His exact quote: "Now, I know what it feels like to be a black man."

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 01, 2013 02:01 PM (azHfB)

390 My personal favorite, from a Minnesota 20-something bleeding-heart girl with an IQ about equal to today's temperature: "I wish the government would just print up a bunch of new money every year and give every poor person $10,000. In that one simple act they could fix the poverty problem!"

My response (trying to think of something simple that she could relate to): "Uh, okay, so what happens when food and clothing prices skyrocket because there's so much cash floating around, and suddenly $10,000 only buys you half what it bought before?"

Her quick retort, with a smirky "ugh, this is so EASY" look on her face: "Well then we'd just hand out another $5000!"

Hopeless. And she votes.

Though in her defense, she did correctly calculate that half of 10,000 is 5,000. So she's got that going for her!

Posted by: Swanny at June 01, 2013 02:01 PM (XzlBE)

391 "War isn't the answer!"

Depends on what the question was, dumb ass.

Posted by: John the Libertarian at June 01, 2013 02:01 PM (jKf/K)

392 From September 2008:

Co-worker: I watched the first night of the Republican National Convention, and I never saw a minority anywhere in the audience. Not one. It was pure white.

Me: What channel's coverage were you watching?

Co-worker: MSNBC.

[long, awkward pause]

Me: Do you think MSNBC might ... just might ... have chosen the audience shots in a particular way to convey a particular viewpoint?

Co-worker: Don't be stupid, only Fox does stuff like that.


This was in Washington, DC. Less than a year later, I kid you not, my co-worker left the private sector to take a job at .... wait for it ... the IRS (AND she got a pay raise to take the government job. Most IRS attorneys are GS-14s; the pay scale is online here: http://archive.opm.gov/oca/12tables/indexGS.asp).

Posted by: UnderseigeinDC at June 01, 2013 02:01 PM (xXK7j)

393 "We really need to conduct political affiliation tests before hiring
people [into the Mission Department]". That's the major problem."


Some years back my wife's boss said to her, "You're a Republican, aren't you?" When my wife said yes, her boss replied, "I'm glad I didn't know know that because you are a really good worker and I would never have hired a Republican if I had known."

Posted by: Obnoxious A-hole at June 01, 2013 02:02 PM (31Nrp)

394 "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky."

Posted by: John the Libertarian at June 01, 2013 02:03 PM (jKf/K)

395 The girl in the last example might be a loon - OK, she is - but she is right about the potentially devastating effects of GMO food. Don't overlook the topic just because you are a conservative.

Posted by: Travis at June 01, 2013 02:03 PM (9WkMB)

396
Now to see a "SEA Shepherd" ship catch an unlucky break by being stove in two by an Iranian Flagged OIL TANKER....yup just the pure of the irony and some flaming beauty that.....
Libs catching the "Just Due!"
Anyone else know of the Libs catching the "Just Due?"
Everyone raise your hands and the moderator will call you in order.....

"Peter," "You share first."............

Posted by: RICHARD at June 01, 2013 02:03 PM (rE6Op)

397 "If it wasn't for Dems, there never would have been a Civil Rights Act"...

Posted by: chewydog at June 01, 2013 02:03 PM (BUY7X)

398 Most converts to conservatism do it not because conservatives were so persuasive but because other leftists became intolerable to be around

Posted by: kbdabear at June 01, 2013 01:44 PM (mCvL4)


Agreed.

Posted by: theCork at June 01, 2013 02:04 PM (I3ZHb)

399
There aren't enough hours in the day to fisk that whole song. Surrender every goal, purpose, passion - surrender everything that makes us human - and wouldn't that be a wonderful world? We could all be as one - even as a herd of cud-chewing ruminants are 'as one'. There's your liberal dream: a herd of cows.

One suspects an influence from Buddhism - the path to Nirvana is to give up all desire and to cease all striving, even for salvation. Desire leads to passion, and passion leads to suffering.

Posted by: Grey Fox at June 01, 2013 02:04 PM (NUjTM)

400 BillClinton ballanced the buudget and George BOOOSH spent it all on his big oil buddies.

Posted by: lonetown at June 01, 2013 02:04 PM (ScVPC)

401 "The climate changes!"

Posted by: John the Libertarian at June 01, 2013 02:05 PM (jKf/K)

402 47
Overheard on an overloaded filthy diesel powered WA state car ferry just
last week "This ferry is really saving the environment."

Hahahahahah!!! I'm sure it was said by a Bainbridge Island wannabe someone impo-tant driving a '97 Subaru with the following bumper stickers: NO FARMS NO FOOD / ART SAVES LIVES / SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT, SAVE THE EPA (kidding, just saw that one this morning on my neighbor's '85 Subaru (she's an EPA attorney), and OBAMA BIDEN 2012.

We can't wait to leave this place. Hello, Round Rock!

Posted by: exliberal at June 01, 2013 02:05 PM (leIQP)

403
I make a point of telling lefties that California is everything they want and is prospering like never before, where people of all races and spiritual beliefs live in perfect harmony

I tell them that Florida, Texas, Arizona, Georgia, Utah, and Nevada are intellectual and cultural wastelands full of racist rednecks and religious nuts.


I was talking with a (conservative) friend's BIL, a university faculty member, who said, "I'm pretty liberal."

I replied, "Everyone's born a liberal."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 01, 2013 02:05 PM (Z2Bkq)

404 "Co-exist"

Posted by: John the Libertarian at June 01, 2013 02:06 PM (jKf/K)

405 My response (trying to think of something simple that she could relate to): "Uh, okay, so what happens when food and clothing prices skyrocket because there's so much cash floating around, and suddenly $10,000 only buys you half what it bought before?"

Her quick retort, with a smirky "ugh, this is so EASY" look on her face: "Well then we'd just hand out another $5000!"

Hopeless. And she votes.

Though in her defense, she did correctly calculate that half of 10,000 is 5,000. So she's got that going for her!
Posted by: Swanny at June 01, 2013 02:01 PM (XzlBE)

uh...no she doesn't. If 10,000 buys only half of what it bought before, you'd need another 10,000 to get back to breaking even. But her answer does clarify much about such thinking...

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at June 01, 2013 02:06 PM (Esv5d)

406 Sorry, I omitted the set up, which was that this guy was at Univ. Florida, and said that it kept the panhandle from being the cultural wasteland of south Georgia.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 01, 2013 02:06 PM (Z2Bkq)

407 4 My neighbor is still convinced that we need to give Obama's policies another six months.

Weapons.Grade.Stupid.
Posted by: jwb7605 (Let it Burn) at June 01, 2013 11:50 AM (Qxe/p)


Only six months? I'll take it!

Posted by: Mindy mostly lurks at June 01, 2013 02:06 PM (pa1Uf)

408 Ever notice the number of leftists who say "wealth is evil" yet never shut up about all the fancy restaurants they eat at, the exotic places they visit, and the high priced shit they bought?

I guess their money is "pure and good" and you stole yours

Posted by: kbdabear at June 01, 2013 02:07 PM (mCvL4)

409
PhD psychology professor, circa 2000:
"If George Bushis elected president,he will setwomen's rights back one hundred years!"

Posted by: chris at June 01, 2013 02:07 PM (gZjpO)

410 "No blood for oil!"

Posted by: John the Libertarian at June 01, 2013 02:07 PM (jKf/K)

411 Over at PJ Media , there is an interesting link to an esteemed professor of journalism, who has had it with the NRA, thinks them traitors, and is ready to get medieval on their asses if they persist in their treason. Why, he would even deign to fight himself.

He feels a civil war would be no contest, because he thinks assault rifles and RPGs (who in the NRA has RPGs?) would be no match for an Abrams and a Raptor squadron. Leaving aside for the moment concepts of asymmetrical warfare (a term I doubt he has heard of), I thought it touching he thinks everyone would be unified against the NRA folks. For I consider such a question fascinating, since I study history. An interesting hypothetical, to lubricate the mind.

If I had to conduct my internal Galup poll, I think the response would be something like this--that if some yahoos decide to just take over with AR-15s, spouting trite stupidities along the way, well, the military is going to follow whatever orders a Democrat such as Barack Obama will issue.

But conversely, that if a decent respect for the opinions of mankind was made, the problem would then be one of keeping folks like the journalism professor alive, if one felt that was a priority, because it would be about an 80-20 split, and the 80 would be a hell of a lot more motivated to kill than the 20. Of course, I'm no Nate Silver, so I would take some things with a grain of salt. Let's call it 50-50.

As an aside, an internal Gallup poll, even if imperfect and limited in scope, would be one hell of a superpower, wouldn't it? Oh, well, one can dream.

Posted by: Nostradamus at June 01, 2013 02:07 PM (kCglI)

412 I showed my liberal coworker a paper my first grader made at school. The question was, If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it? He wrote that he would spread it out to all the poor people and if there was any left over he would buy an Xbox. She said, ’'Aw, he'll be a good little Democrat some day!’’ I said, ''What? He said he was spreading out HIS money, not OTHER people's money.'' She responds, '"So he'll be a Communist then. '' Whaaa???

Posted by: kelly at June 01, 2013 02:09 PM (cw+F6)

413 I think the best one I've seen was attempting to turn Chesterton's fence against me in an argument about gay marriage. When it was made legal in California, all of a sudden Prop 8 was violating Chesterton's Fence. I've never heard a more fundamental misunderstanding of an argument.

Posted by: Zaklog the Great at June 01, 2013 02:09 PM (2vq6b)

414 Erratum--I meant to say "if I had to conduct my own internal Gallup poll". I thought I had. Aplogies.

Posted by: Nostradamus at June 01, 2013 02:09 PM (kCglI)

415 397 "If it wasn't for Dems, there never would have been a Civil Rights Act"...
Posted by: chewydog at June 01, 2013 02:03 PM (BUY7X)


Most people forget that LBJ killed the 1957 Civil Rights Act and was pretty much forced to sign it later. And that Republicans pols voted for the 1964 one in much higher percentages than Dems. Or that Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican.

Posted by: theCork at June 01, 2013 02:09 PM (I3ZHb)

416 Forgot to include that the same co-worker (an Ivy League law school grad), while arguing about the legitimacy of the outcome of the 2000 election, could not understand why the US uses the Electoral College instead of direct voting. It literally never occurred to her to pick up a copy of the Federalist Papers (or anything else, for that matter).

Posted by: UnderseigeinDC at June 01, 2013 02:10 PM (xXK7j)

417 I was told by one of my enlightened betters that my pro-life views made it so that I had no business being in the arts. This was 13 years ago at student orientation mixer for the doctoral program I had just entered.

Posted by: Milesdei at June 01, 2013 02:11 PM (N8YN3)

418
Trying to explain "Big Oil" OPEC verse publicity traded companies.

Posted by: YIKES! at June 01, 2013 02:12 PM (mETGQ)

419 381---"...no one who's anyone in Stockholm is worried about the Muslim riots because 'they aren't burning anything on the good side of the city.'"

Posted by: richard mcenroe at June 01, 2013 01:58 PM (qvify)
-----------------------------------
No one who's anyone gives a damn about our inner city crime either. As long as the savages stay in their own compound, and as long as they vote the right way, who cares?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 01, 2013 02:13 PM (C8mVl)

420 From the Facebook feed of a former high school acquaintance, speaking on the retirement of Michelle Bachmann -

We NEED intelligent conservatives who focus on the economy, stability, American values, etc. This IS great - and not just for Democrats. It is great for America, because the Republicans are realizing they need to go back to the old guard Republicans that helped make the country great.

To throat punch this person would be not sufficiently painful for him.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at June 01, 2013 02:13 PM (JXtHh)

421 "The government never has to pay back the debt. We've always had debt, so why is it such a big deal now in the past few years?"

Speaker had either absolutely no concept of what a creditor is, or a terrible assumption that the State can just do as it pleases with finance. Argument even backed up with an Atlantic Journal argument that is just as fatuous as one would think it is.

Posted by: They Can't Have My French Fries at June 01, 2013 02:14 PM (a7dW3)

422 In a fire fight with an aging libtard acquaintance, I was met with the retort, "Benghazi??? We left that in the dust long ago." To which I replied, "You know what else was left in the dust? The desecrated corpse of Ambassador Chris Stevens."

Posted by: Milesdei at June 01, 2013 02:14 PM (N8YN3)

423 He feels a civil war would be no contest, because he thinks assault
rifles and RPGs (who in the NRA has RPGs?) would be no match for an
Abrams and a Raptor squadron.


Whenever a lefty makes this argument... that an armed insurrection could never stand up to the US Military... I have a two-word response:

Viet Cong

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 01, 2013 02:15 PM (azHfB)

424 411 Posted by: Nostradamus at June 01, 2013 02:07 PM (kCglI)
-------------
I don't think that there is one comment following that article (in the West Virginia Gazette) that isn't ripping that prof a new one. The prof's responsesaccused anyone disagreeing with hisposition as threatening him. It's a typical crazy liberal frothing-at-the-moutharticle, but the comment section was most entertaining.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at June 01, 2013 02:16 PM (qtKqj)

425 This was a while back on Facebook, in the early days of the Tea Party when Obama first started getting called a Fascist or Nazi.

Lib friend of mine: "It's ridiculous that people are calling Obama a Nazi"

Some friend of his that I don't know: "I know! It's especially offensive to me because I'm Jewish"

Then, a few comments later, the liberal Jewish girl says without a hint of irony:
"We should just round up all the stupid people and just ship them off somewhere so they can't bother the rest of us"

Posted by: Brendan at June 01, 2013 02:17 PM (2jQGY)

426 Told to me by a self hating Jew, as a "reason" why we should be morally equivalent between Israel and its enemies:

"You know there are Israelis who say that the only good Arab is a dead Arab."

Posted by: NYC Parent at June 01, 2013 02:18 PM (WRNqG)

427 -"...no one who's anyone in Stockholm is worried about the Muslim riots because 'they aren't burning anything on the good side of the city.'"

Posted by: richard mcenroe at June 01, 2013 01:58 PM (qvify)
-----------------------------------
No one who's anyone gives a damn about our inner city crime either. As long as the savages stay in their own compound, and as long as they vote the right way, who cares?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 01, 2013 02:13 PM (C8mVl)


That was the same dialoged used in Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster.
The Japanese announcer mention it was OK the monster destroying only the color part of town.
Some theaters got torn up state side.

Posted by: YIKES! at June 01, 2013 02:18 PM (mETGQ)

428 And I'm also thinking: Why NOT count the Jews?
*Head explodes*

Posted by: Zerohedge commenter at June 01, 2013 01:59 PM (SFs9Well, my sister in law, being a very liberal Catholic, didn't quite compute the cause and effect. Plus I guess she was thinking that 6,100,000 people were killed in Iraq. Head explodes, indeed.

Posted by: exliberal at June 01, 2013 02:19 PM (leIQP)

429
A liberal friend once justified affirmative action to mebecause he, himself, was racist.

Posted by: Addison DeWitt at June 01, 2013 02:19 PM (zxgf7)

430 Many liberals have told me that federal insurance mandates (like contraceptives) are necessary because employers shouldn't be able to make health care decisions for their employees. When I ask them why they don't have a problem with the government telling self-employed people that they have to pay for these same mandates for themselves, even if they object to them, I get a blank stare.

Posted by: Long Haul Plucker at June 01, 2013 02:20 PM (ufVHp)

431 I had one libtard tell me that I was greedy because I was a conservative and he was generous because he was a liberal. I replied that I put in over 400 hrs per year volunteering for charities and donate a couple grand as well. He admitted that he did none of these things but that didn't matter, he was still the more generous person.

Posted by: Thresherman at June 01, 2013 02:21 PM (Vbcjo)

432 http://___ur.com/gallery/hh9aIWv

Oh good the stupid! It hurts!

Posted by: taira.mai100@gmail.com at June 01, 2013 02:21 PM (g069s)

433 Imgur can be counted on as a reliable source of liberal stupid.

Posted by: taira.mai100@gmail.com at June 01, 2013 02:21 PM (g069s)

434 When presented with facts for my argument leftist responds.
Well I could get my facts too....but don't
Don't you think...
Don't you feel...
Storm off cussing.

Then you know you won.

Posted by: jukin at June 01, 2013 02:23 PM (WGm5T)

435
She does realize that she's saying that the law of supply and demand is true then, right?
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at June 01, 2013 01:52 PM (Gk3SS)


Liberal, minute one: "We've got to tax cigarettes to discourage people from smoking."

Same liberal, minute two: "We've got to tax business to stimulate the economy."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 01, 2013 02:23 PM (Z2Bkq)

436 A local radio host in DC interviewed an Occupooper last year. He asked what the occupiers wanted. She said they want the 1% to pay more taxes to create jobs and close the deficits. When it was pointed out to her that confiscated all the wealth of the top 1% wouldn't even close one year's deficit, she replied, "Well, it's a start!"

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 01, 2013 02:24 PM (azHfB)

437 A lib friend on FB told me that the reason college tuition is so high TODAY is because of Ronald Reagan's policies as governor of CA.

Posted by: holygoat at June 01, 2013 02:24 PM (vAiDn)

438 Years ago working in the VA clinic as a resident during Hillary's first attempt at Socialized Medicine, I went out to call a patient in from the lobby.

I was jumping ahead of the staff paid to call in patients and get their vitals because the staff in the VA was so very lazy and slow. Doing my job and doing their job.

The patient, furious with the long wait, got up in my face and yelled at me "Hillary is going to fix people like you! You just wait until there is socialized medicine!"

I just looked at him, speechless for a moment, then said "This is Hillary care. This is socialized medicine. We have no competition. It's soon going to be this bad for EVERYONE, not just the VA."

Now I'm hearing from the same types how wonderful Obama care is going to be, how wonderful the new electronic medical records that send make our private info accessible to the government is going to be.

There are no words.

But soon you can get your pap smear results with your tax return . . .so there's that.

Posted by: Jade Sea at June 01, 2013 02:25 PM (7bB/L)

439
Oo-oo!

How could I forget - I must have a million of them! My libtard brother was making some defense of illegal aliens just yesterday, by invoking the memory of our Irish ancestors. The argument went something like, "People hated the Irish, too."


Leave it to these guys to invoke the memory of people who immigrated LEGALLY, to defend people immigrating ILLEGALLY. Because it's all about "feelings", I guess, not about who's violating our laws or not.

Posted by: Optimizer at June 01, 2013 02:25 PM (Mxt9o)

440 I'll tell you what is the dumbest thing conservatives say...

(lefty school administrator suspends some kid for chewing a cookie into a gun shape)

conservatives: "we need to expose this to the media, so they roll back the suspension and embarass the administrator...maybe even fire her."

(lefty school administrator rolls back suspension, gets her hand slapped)

conservatives: "Yay! We won!"

Wrong. We lost big time. The left doesn't give a shit about a few administrators who get chastized or suspended or even fired. If they do, they are just casualties of war. A price they are willing to pay.

The goal is to make sure that for 12 years your kids are exposed to a constantly negative environment in regards to guns and the second ammendment.

I guarantee you that for all the victories we have had in in regards to the second amendment count for nothing. NOTHING.

The next twenty years will be the start of a grand roll back of the second amendment. Legislation will be passed restricting it. Court cases will start to not go our way.

It will go the same way as the gay marriage debate. At first it didn't seem possible for us to loose that battle. Twenty or so states in a row passed laws or amended the constitution banning it. But the public opinion slowly changed. Why? The left had been pushing acceptance of gays and gay marriage further and further into the school system. As kids grew up in that, their views changed. And thus gay marriage came about.

The same thing is happening with the second amendment. Young adults have the lowest opinion of the second amendment of any age group. Go figure. 12 years of learning that guns are evil and dangerous and cause you to get viciously attacked if you favor them.

So yeah, if a few administrators get embarrased enroute to demonizing the second amendment, well that's a price the left is willing to pay.

Rant off.

Damn it, I need some Tylenol. And I smell toast for some reason all of a sudden...

Posted by: Taco Stand at June 01, 2013 02:25 PM (C+qQ0)

441 First time trying to sign up my new phone with Virgin failed. Went smoothly, all online, until all of a sudden it reverted back to the front page. This after a half hour entering personal data, payment info., serial numbers, etc. Not a good fucking start, Virgin Mobile.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2013 02:26 PM (ZshNr)

442 a couple of liberal kids comming out of the movie "Blackhawk Down"

Q: What was the movie about?

A: White guys killing a bunch of Black people.





And they call us racists
everything is about race to them


ever seen a liberal count the number of blacks or minorities in a REI or some other type of catalog?


they do that



Posted by: Jake in ID at June 01, 2013 02:26 PM (zzeVM)

443
I'll roll this out before I drink one last glass and dive for the waning times I will ever sleep comfortably in my own bed......
Is there a leader not known but rising that will enjoin us to a common purpose?
The time is short and this leader will have to know the burden and great sacrifice that this will entail.
I have spent many a night in my own back yard since 2008 spitting hatred and spite to this known evil and willing to "Shake Loose the Dogs of War!!"
Then my young daughter pokes her head from the patio door.......
"Daddy?," "Are you going to say prayers with us?"
This is going to be Bad business indeed....and I wonder if any of us has the steel to deal with what may be...
just something to chew on while I sleep

morning to you all M+M's

Posted by: RICHARD at June 01, 2013 02:28 PM (rE6Op)

444 A few weeks ago, Meg Lanker-Simons was exposed for the radical, pathological fraud that she has always been. In her defence, her supporters invited the world to dive head-first down the rabbithole when they argued this:

'Meg Lanker-Simons is INNOCENT. We believe WHAT SHE DID WAS JUSTIFIED. She deserves NOT TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HER ACCUSATIONS.’

Which I reduced at the time to:

‘Yes, she did it, but she’s innocent because it was a justifiable faking of a hate crime and she doesn’t deserve to be held accountable because, well, she’s special. That’s why.’

Posted by: Sophie13 at June 01, 2013 02:28 PM (cK2GT)

445 "Republicans lost all credibility when they voted against the Civil Rights Act"

Posted by: Brian at June 01, 2013 02:28 PM (Bogm5)

446 After an hour visit that seemed to hold possibilities of him getting it that conservatives are not what he assumes, he says the words that let me know just how very far apart we were:

CNN is far right!


Posted by: Dadof3 at June 01, 2013 02:28 PM (9o8dB)

447 Discussing gmo crops I googled pictures of things in their original wild states, corn, tomatoes, oranges etc to show them. Then said "all these have been genetically modified or they would not look like the food YOU like to eat and instead would look like this. If you are not eating gmo food, you are starving to death."

Posted by: traye at June 01, 2013 02:29 PM (9dDyy)

448 "I hope the price of gas goes up to 13 dollars a gallon."

Posted by: Al at June 01, 2013 02:30 PM (4uuov)

449


Now, let’s hear from the other gender riding in the Progressive surrey with the lunatic fringe on top...

‘Earlier this year, I secretly made an audio recording of Sen. Mitch McConnell, the most powerful Republican on the planet, at his campaign headquarters in Kentucky. In a technology age marked by vigilante heroes like Julian Assange and Anonymous, the line between journalism and espionage has grown thin. McConnell was quick to frame himself as the victim of a crime, which was to be expected. It was the guilty repositioning of a politician who has been caught being craven.'

- Curtis Morrison, a self-titled ‘liberal activist’

Reduced:

‘Victims of MY crimes should just STFU already about MY craven behaviour and acknowledge that MY guilty repositioning is noble because I’m like Julian Assange or something.This applies, especially, to those that are not enlightened Progressives like MYSELF.'

It's all about him. He committed a crime, but he is the victim???

Progressivism is a mental disease.

Posted by: Sophie13 at June 01, 2013 02:33 PM (cK2GT)

450
Whenever a lefty makes this argument... that an armed insurrection could never stand up to the US Military... I have a two-word response:

Viet Cong


Just to be clear, the US military which has spent ten years unsuccessfully trying to quash an armed insurrection by 14th century shepherds in a mountainous desertthe size of Texas, is going to somehow be much more successful against an armed insurrection that includes doctors, engineers, scientists and plenty of former military all scattered across an area as large and geographically diverse as the United States.

Also, RPGs are plenty dangerous to tanks. They're part of the reason why tankers hate urban areas. And if insurrectionists don't have RPGs, then it won't take much to fashion EFPs and the like.

And air power has never won a war. Ever. Especially not when you don't have nice neat armored columns to target.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at June 01, 2013 02:34 PM (lr3d7)

451
Another dumb comment from my daughter:

Herjob is important because she saves lives and makes people better (she's an RN)


My job is merely helping people reduce their taxes and help them keep more of their money from the government, which is selfish (I'm a CPA)

The irony? Shealways asksme to prepare their taxes, and this year, becauseshe and her husband arenow making so much money, she wasasking me tofindevery possible deduction.

And yes, I did ask her why she didn't pay every bit of tax she could. Answer? ***Crickets***

Of course, next time we have a lengthy talk, in light of the latest government scandals, I'm going to ask her what she thinks of my job now.



Posted by: Marybeth at June 01, 2013 02:34 PM (zFUKI)

452
Viet Cong


Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 01, 2013 02:15 PM (azHfB)

You know they lost... right?

Posted by: KG at June 01, 2013 02:35 PM (IPz9m)

453 "Republicans use religious brainwashing to get people to vote against their own interests. After all, Christianity is more aligned with liberalism from an economic standpoint."

- This is an exact cut and paste quote from a prog I was arguing with on Facebook. I tried to point out the stupendous contradictions within that statement, but to no avail.

Posted by: Brian at June 01, 2013 02:36 PM (Bogm5)

454 "Diversity is Our Strength!"Unfortunately to a liberal, "diversity" is equal to political conformity.

Posted by: Thresherman at June 01, 2013 02:36 PM (Vbcjo)

455 440 --- Yep.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 01, 2013 02:36 PM (C8mVl)

456 A young tattooed blondie complained her Grandma didn't believe in G.W.

Her being a tenant in an Apt I was working in, I had no time for lengthy engagement so I talked about solutions as I worked. I brought up that shiny metal roofs are extremely efficient at blocking the heat from entering your house and so you need less energy to cool your home...

"But what about all that heat reflected back into the atmosphere? That's the problem!"

Posted by: Dadof3 at June 01, 2013 02:37 PM (9o8dB)

457 'Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. That’s why WE'VE WORKED TO PASS EVERY ONE OF OUR NATION'S CIVIL RIGHTS LAWS, and every law that protects workers. Most recently, Democrats stood together to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act....ON EVERY CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUE, DEMOCRATS HAVE LED THE FIGHT. We support vigorous enforcement of existing laws, and remain committed to protecting fundamental civil rights in America.'

- DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Democrats.org

Unfortunately for Debbie Dunce, history proves otherwise...

Progressivism, Propaganda Pretending: http://tinyurl.com/lkc93s3


Posted by: Sophie13 at June 01, 2013 02:37 PM (cK2GT)

458 'Why did Christianity take such a radical turn after the birth of Christ?'

- ModMark, townhall.com poster

He wasn't joking.

Posted by: Sophie13 at June 01, 2013 02:38 PM (cK2GT)

459 And air power has never won a war. Ever.
-----
OK. Pretty sure Gulf War 1 was nothing but air.

Posted by: That Guy at June 01, 2013 02:38 PM (LYtpo)

460 I got into an extended argument about two years ago with the hipster BF of a girl I had gone to college with years ago (in my first attempt at a degree). Argument was over TARP; he was totally for it while simultaneously denigrating the evils of corporate culture. If that wasn't confusing enough, I found out later that he is employed by Morgan Stanley, a job secured for him by his highly successful physician father.

Posted by: Country Singer at June 01, 2013 02:39 PM (U22Yw)

461 Posted by: That Guy at June 01, 2013 02:38 PM (LYtpo)

Tell that to the guys that were at 73 Easting.

Posted by: Country Singer at June 01, 2013 02:39 PM (U22Yw)

462 Liberal, minute one: "We've got to tax cigarettes to discourage people from smoking."

Liberal, minute three: "You can't cut funding for <<Worthless Social Engineering Project>> just because the revenue from the cigarette tax that funds it is down."

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ drinking beer at June 01, 2013 02:39 PM (hO8IJ)

463
Oh, yes, I have more classics from my daughter:

When I've sent her links to stories, she says she will not look at my "brainwashing right wing web sites" and that she will only read "reputable sources."

When I asked her what those sources were, she said NY Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and . . . Huffington Post.

All righty, then!

Posted by: Marybeth at June 01, 2013 02:40 PM (zFUKI)

464
OK. Pretty sure Gulf War 1 was nothing but air.
Posted by: That Guy at June 01, 2013 02:38 PM (LYtpo)

Didn't end until the ground troops made their move.

Posted by: YIKES! at June 01, 2013 02:41 PM (mETGQ)

465

OK. Pretty sure Gulf War 1 was nothing but air.


Some gentlemen at Kafji would like to disagree with you.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at June 01, 2013 02:45 PM (lr3d7)

466 You know (the Viet Cong) lost... right?
Posted by: KG at June 01, 2013 02:35 PM (IPz9m)


Who is running Viet Nam today?

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 01, 2013 02:45 PM (azHfB)

467 Hey!


This really is a Smart Military blog.....



Posted by: Jake in ID at June 01, 2013 02:45 PM (zzeVM)

468 Posted by: Colorado Alex at June 01, 2013 02:34 PM (lr3d7)

The left-wing argument also assume the entire military apparatus would support a corrupt, dictatorial regime against an insurrection by American citizens seeking to restore the Constitution and the Rule of Law.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 01, 2013 02:47 PM (azHfB)

469
Morning Jake!!
Now Holy Crap.....I must pass out!!

Posted by: RICHARD at June 01, 2013 02:47 PM (rE6Op)

470 Sweet Jesus.
http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/170001/

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ drinking beer at June 01, 2013 02:50 PM (hO8IJ)

471 I have a Liberal friend who still swears to this very day, contrary to all evidence, that Sarah Palin said she could see Russia from her house.

Posted by: franksalterego at June 01, 2013 02:50 PM (omVzF)

472 I once heard a young woman on the radio assert that she was sure we could turn foxes vegetarian if we caught them young enough.

Posted by: s. weasel at June 01, 2013 02:52 PM (0TfTb)

473 Actual post from a Prog on Craig's List:

'What Obamacare did for me:

I thought it would be great, free health insurance, then I got a job. Boss says 28 hours a week is all they are offering now because over 30 requires insurance. Great, 30% pay cut right off the bat. But it gets better. My 28 hour week gives me about $18,000 a year which is too much for any government insurance.

So now BY LAW I HAVE TO BUY MY OWN ($5,000) or pay a fine. I'M FVCKED AND EVERY YEAR THE FINE GOES UP. SO WHAT I THOUGHT WAS A SWEET DEAL TURNED INTO AN ASS FVCKING.

Thanks, Obama. I wonder how many people like me turn 27 and find out YOU SCREWED US?'

http://tinyurl.com/a3369hr

FACE PALM.

Posted by: Sophie13 at June 01, 2013 02:53 PM (cK2GT)

474 The new talking point of the LibRules is that Obama is responsible for lowering the Deficit... google that bit of Orwellian stupidity.

Posted by: DANEgerus at June 01, 2013 02:55 PM (NhcG5)

475 463 ---Marybeth --- One of my daughters told me that the reason "everyone she knows" supported Obama is because he is "aesthetically superior" to Romney. Yep. Romney lacks artistic and spiritual (!) value.

Well, at least she wasn't even pretending that it's based on rational judgment.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 01, 2013 02:55 PM (C8mVl)

476 My favorite was my grandmother-in-law. "I'm not rich enough to be a Republican"

Posted by: Kort at June 01, 2013 02:59 PM (0RwvO)

477
A liberal (with "Department of Peace" bumper sticker) expressed her repugnance at the military.

"Do you know what they do??" she said.

"Kill America's enemies? Overseas ones, at any rate?"

Silence.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 01, 2013 03:00 PM (Z2Bkq)

478 Had a liberal I often ended up eating lunch with tell me that people who disagreed in public that mankind was causing global warming should be put on trial for crimes against humanity. He was a technician who worked in one of our National Labs run by the DOE.

Posted by: Socrateae at June 01, 2013 03:01 PM (AgrAs)

479 "I trust Kim Jong-Il with nuclear weapons more than I trust George W. Bush"

"Why shouldn't the rich pay more in taxes, they own the country"

Posted by: Pervy Grin at June 01, 2013 03:07 PM (VfvZG)

480 After complaining about what Obama is doing to the country, a libtard friend corrected me, saying -- about the guy whose slogan is "Change" -- "HE'S NOT DOING ANYTHING!"

Posted by: seataque at June 01, 2013 03:08 PM (q/nk6)

481 During the Chick Fil A nonsense..

"Enjoy your HATE Chicken"

Posted by: Mark at June 01, 2013 03:08 PM (T42wf)

482 "Benghazi is a non-story"
"Obama is the real deal"

Posted by: Pervy Grin at June 01, 2013 03:11 PM (VfvZG)

483 I love musicals, so I sit through a lot of left wing propaganda to get to the big dance numbers and young ladies in their scanties. At one particular leftist event, a very excited woman came up to me, and offered a ten dollar bill. I looked at it - it an evil President Bush masturbating over the destroyed World Trade Centers, while cackling insanely. I handed it back to her.

She shoved the bill back in my face. "No, no....look at it."

"I saw the picture of George Bush. Please put it away."

"You don't understand. It's making fun of Georgie Bushie."

"I got it. Please put the bill away."

Eventually, she began to understand. "Wait - are you, like, a Republican?"

"Not like a Republican........"

She literally began to sputter. "But...but what are you doing here?"

"I'm here to see a musical. Why shouldn't I be here?"

"That's....awfully open-minded of you."

"That makes one of us."

Posted by: Richard Steel at June 01, 2013 03:13 PM (ESbvS)

484 "150
Talking to a raging Libtard friend of mine and pointed out to him that
Obama's brilliant healthcare plan, hundreds of thousands of people have
had their hours cut to less than thirty and became "temp" workers.

His response?

That just proves we need real government health care.


Posted by: Captain Comic at June 01, 2013 12:28 PM (x6XUZ)"
This is the response desired by Democrats, btw. The "clusterfuck" part of ObamaCare is a feature, not a bug, and it is intended to be a future crisis in need of a government "fix."

Posted by: holygoat at June 01, 2013 03:13 PM (vAiDn)

485 454 Thresherman: Unfortunately to a liberal, "diversity" is equal to political conformity.

diversity/university

They may as well admit what's happened to the learning process given all those Diversity Degrees that graduates /earned.

Posted by: the plan with the man at June 01, 2013 03:14 PM (MhA4j)

486 "We have to end this that cutting taxes leads to prosperity."

MA "Governor" Deval Patrick,
overseeing a commonwealth with a $440 million budget gap, steadily worsening economic metrics, which is hemorrhaging tax revenue and productive citizenry.

Posted by: BuddyPC at June 01, 2013 03:14 PM (jfUIE)

487 "That makes one of us."



Posted by: Richard Steel at June 01, 2013 03:13 PM (ESbvS)
********Burn...

Posted by: Taco Stand at June 01, 2013 03:14 PM (C+qQ0)

488 "Obama is the real deal"

suckers

Posted by: the plan with the man at June 01, 2013 03:16 PM (MhA4j)

489 "Republicans want to repeal all child labor laws"

Posted by: muzjik at June 01, 2013 03:16 PM (aHzTv)

490 489 Democrats want to make the kids work for free.

Posted by: the plan with the man at June 01, 2013 03:17 PM (MhA4j)

491 "The Senate can't introduce legislation. Only the (evil Republican-controlled) House can. That's why no good laws can be passed"

Posted by: muzjik at June 01, 2013 03:18 PM (aHzTv)

492 Free work for the gubmint benefits that slaves DESERVE, when elitist authoritarians say so. Otherwise, free work for nuttin. That's called constitutional rights, revisionist style.

Posted by: the plan with the man at June 01, 2013 03:20 PM (MhA4j)

493 I have a couple. One Lib friend from Europe could not understand the govs response to Katrina. When I explained the states had to request help before US troops could be deployed I was told, "the US government only does that to kill minorities"


Another one claimed Nazis were not socialist, and also claimed the US knew and supported what Pol Pot was doing.


One said Stalin and Pol Pot were not so bad, just misunderstood.

The last one was were yes people had died but Pol Pots and Stalin's ideas were good and they would get them right the next time.

Posted by: Thorisin at June 01, 2013 03:29 PM (jxir/)

494 I had a conversation with a former coworker about a man who had converted to Christianity from Islam and was now working among Muslims in Africa. This guy wanted his name kept secret.
I allowed how that made perfect sense.
She responded to tell me that Christians aren't always very nice to people who leave the faith. I responded by walking away. Funny how I had missed the beheadings of former Lutherans.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 01, 2013 03:31 PM (K4Ejl)

495 Of course, next time we have a lengthy talk, in light of the latest
government scandals, I'm going to ask her what she thinks of my job now.


You should have told her you just help people pay for all of those life saving procedures she assists.

Posted by: no good deed at June 01, 2013 03:32 PM (mjR67)

496 "The AIDS epidemic was caused by Ronald Reagan not talking about the AIDS epidemic."

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 01, 2013 03:34 PM (azHfB)

497 "Enjoy your HATE Chicken"

I may dislike this the most. Just because I disagree with you, doesn't mean I hate you.

Posted by: no good deed at June 01, 2013 03:35 PM (mjR67)

498 My former liberal boss lamented how global warming was responsible for the earthquake that hit Japan. I said back to him "I don't think the earthquake was caused by AGW". He replied..."but the tsunami was". smh

Posted by: KAT FIN at June 01, 2013 03:38 PM (rnid7)

499
"The AIDS epidemic was caused by Ronald Reagan not talking about the AIDS epidemic."

Right. Gay "bathhouses" had nothing whatsoever to do with it.

Posted by: cool arrow at June 01, 2013 03:39 PM (WMsq+)

500 Mother-in-law ”I don't care what the facts are, I know my feelings!”

Ugh.

Posted by: Drewbicle at June 01, 2013 03:39 PM (A5748)

501
"Enjoy your HATE Chicken"

I may dislike this the most. Just because I disagree with you, doesn't mean I hate you.

***

Yeah, but I really do hate anybody who would say that, so...

Posted by: cool arrow at June 01, 2013 03:39 PM (WMsq+)

502 My goddaughter is about to get her degree in education.

She is opposed to religious charity, because the churches use it to 'create dependency' and force people into being religious.

I asked her if she felt the same way about welfare, and she told me that was different because the government really wants to help people.

Posted by: Paul at June 01, 2013 03:44 PM (Vf6xf)

503 A previous comment has also reminded me of another conversation I had. Jimmy Carter was the best president ever, the economic issues of the time were because of Nixion and the economic success of the Reagan era was because of Jimmy Carters policies. Reagan was too stupid and he was just enjoying Carters success.

Full blown stupid.

Posted by: Thorisin at June 01, 2013 03:44 PM (jxir/)

504 In college, we were watching a memorial piece on TV for the Space Shuttle on the one year anniversary of it exploding. There were a bunch of people in our place since we... well, we were super cool don't ya know... Anyway, the hippie chick who lived across the hall said she was "glad the shuttle blew up, because maybe now they'll spend that money on homeless and the environment." And was shocked when others challenged her.

Hadn't thought of her in well over a decade. Don't like it. Nope. Don't like it at all. Feel icky... and not in the good way. Need to have a shower. Where'd I leave the bleach?

Posted by: Noelemite at June 01, 2013 03:45 PM (VKURp)

505
My Uncle, an ol' time Conservative Democrat (lives conservatively, votes like an idiot), who insists that California is run by Republicans.
He also insists there is a Republican majority in "Congress".
Heh. What does he know. He doesn't seem to think that the Senate is part of "Congress". When I try to explain that Congress is made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives (HoR), he says, "you're talking about the state".
The stupid. it burns.

Posted by: Kirly at June 01, 2013 03:46 PM (U3SC1)

506 From my mother-in-law (during the Iraq war):

"Why do you Republicans like wars?"

She also tried to play the chicken-hawk card on me because I wasn't over there blowing up kite factories or whatever. At the time I was 38 years old, not exactly prime quality raw recruit material.

Posted by: Trimegistus at June 01, 2013 03:49 PM (sMSKB)

507 Here's one circa 1992, although no one will see it this far down the thread:

It was around summer 1993 and I was having lunch with a friend at an Orthopaedic conference - we are both surgeons and did our residency together. He had taken a job in Washington DC and so we ended up discussing the Clintons. He said, and I quote, "I think we should just let them do everything they decide. I mean, they're just so smart."

I paused, mouth agape. Finally I said, "I disagree. Between the two of us, given where we've been and what we've done, I'll bet we know 500 people as smart, or smarter."

Posted by: Giacomo at June 01, 2013 03:53 PM (PbJOk)

508
Something else Uncle said during yet another conversation he insisted on having regarding taxes... those who have, should pay; to help those who don't. I, being the pain in the butt rebel that I am, said, "oh, you mean, From each according to their ability to pay; To each according to their need?" Imagine the pissed off sour puss after he agreed and then I told him that was from good ol' Karl Marxy boy.
I know that was cruel. but Uncle earned it.

Posted by: Kirly at June 01, 2013 03:54 PM (U3SC1)

509 The libtard said that a fetus is nothing but a clump of cells, it's like a wart.
I asked if his warts have a different DNA than he does?
He then told me to commit an anatomically impossible act on myself. Silly libtard.

Posted by: June Cleaver at June 01, 2013 03:58 PM (PD2ad)

510 When I informed a friend (who claimed the Nazi party was right wing and not socialist) that the Nazis had directly copied the engenics program that had been instutited California in the 20's and followed it to is logical conclusion, his comment was "well, yeah, they (the Nazi's) made a mistake."

12-14 million killed are a mistake?????

Posted by: Thorisin at June 01, 2013 03:59 PM (jxir/)

511 510. Maybe the Nazis just provided poor customer service....

Posted by: Scanner Dan at June 01, 2013 04:04 PM (h5CN9)

512 Real comment to me on Twitter from someone discussing the Muslims rioting in Sweden. You cannot make this level of stupid up:


@QuEeN_iSaBeLlA_ well it seems its legal for police to shoot people
but when someone else does it who don't wear a badge they are a
criminal..

Posted by: Laura Walker at June 01, 2013 04:05 PM (UdWas)

513 While my 18-yr-old nephew was playing a video game depicting a US military invasion of an alien planet, I asked what the point of the game was. He said to take their land, you know, cuz that's what America does. I said what are talking about? We haven't fought a war for land in over a century. He said at least not on paper.

Election night 2012, he posted on FB that America had voted for social & economic equality & he was so proud of us.

I have hope that the real world will be a wake up call for him.

Posted by: KateNE at June 01, 2013 04:07 PM (ufqkh)

514
513 I have hope that the real world will be a wake up call for him.


Hopefully it won't take as long as our daughter and son-in-law's wake-up call. They are now 28 31 and we're still waiting, although SIL seems to be wavering - a bit.

Posted by: Marybeth at June 01, 2013 04:11 PM (zFUKI)

515 511 510. Maybe the Nazis just provided poor customer service....
Posted by: Scanner Dan at June 01, 2013 04:04 PM

Yeah. When confronted with millions of deaths from progressive/socialist/liberal actions they are a mistake. But "if we can just save one child" that's different. What has always amazed me about liberals is their hypocrisy.

Posted by: Thorisin at June 01, 2013 04:11 PM (jxir/)

516 After working in healthcare in the inner city for 20 years, and I made a negative statement about how Obamacare wasn't going to work I was asked by a dear friend 'but don't you care about people?" (in a tone that implied that I didn't give a damn)

That one got ugly.

Posted by: tired at June 01, 2013 04:11 PM (adOUE)

517 The libtard said that a fetus is nothing but a clump of cells, it's like a wart.

I asked if his warts have a different DNA than he does?

He then told me to commit an anatomically impossible act on myself. Silly libtard.


Yup. I have a son going through his stupid phase; saying that abortion was OK because "A host has more rights than the parasite." I asked where. in the animal kingdom, a host and parasite were of the same species.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 01, 2013 04:19 PM (azHfB)

518 Wait, I have another one. I was on a parenting board during the Cheney/Lieberman debate and I said something like I used to respect Lieberman but he was seriously selling out politically during that thing and someone said that I said that only because I was an anti-semite.

Told her that would come as a horrible surprise to my Jewish husband.

Posted by: tired at June 01, 2013 04:19 PM (adOUE)

519 I was lucky, I had a neighbor who steered me to the right when I was about 14. He noticed I was already kind of turning that way. I am proud to say I never leaned to the left.
Oh, the joy of being mocked by all the smart kids in high school who thought I was an idiot when I said things like, "you know, if the communists taker over Viet Nam, there will probably be a bloodbath."

Posted by: Mallfly at June 01, 2013 04:19 PM (bJm7W)

520 The stupidest thing?: "That would be terrible, if that were true."

Posted by: ahem at June 01, 2013 04:20 PM (lKGzI)

521 " I have a son going through his stupid phase; saying that abortion was
OK because "A host has more rights than the parasite." I asked where. in
the animal kingdom, a host and parasite were of the same species."

How about D.C.?

Posted by: Mallfly at June 01, 2013 04:20 PM (bJm7W)

522 I have a few anecdotes but after reading some of these, two things become clear. 1) It's obvious now why the likes of Owebama get elected. 2) We are well and truly fucked.

Posted by: Minnfidel at June 01, 2013 04:27 PM (bXdYS)

523
"I just drove the electric car to work and saved the environment!"
Because electricity comes from unicorn farts, apparently.

Posted by: Steve the Pirate's Wife at June 01, 2013 04:31 PM (/o5zX)

524
514
513 I have hope that the real world will be a wake up call for him.


Hopefully it won't take as long as our daughter and son-in-law's wake-up call. They are now 28 31 and we're still waiting, although SIL seems to be wavering - a bit.

This nephew of mine is a product of my ministerbrother who also is an Obama fan although I am not sure whether he voted for him or not. The abortion issue is a problem for him.But, he recently said he was coming to terms with the reality that he may not be able to find a pro-life Democrat to vote for anymore. I said, well, duh. He didn't seem to understand my reaction. The good news is that my other nephew is a Romney fan who thinks he might join the military. He's the one who got the worst grades in school and has a harder time finding his way in life but has far more common sense than his so-called smarter, more creative brother.

Posted by: KateNE at June 01, 2013 04:31 PM (oQvh7)

525 Going to DC-area from Fort Benning, on leave (and hence, not in uniform), I wound up sitting next to one of the producers or backers of 'Loose Change'. I think the guy gave me a free copy of the docu-idiocy, but I'm pretty sure I destroyed it for fun.

I've been a Foreign Service brat since I was three, living in three other countries, including the Soviet Union. It took all my accumulated diplomatic skills not to face-check him and end the lecture I got as his seatmate about how "the government did it". This was in 2006. Worst flight ever.

And I've flown dozens of trans-atlantic flights.

Posted by: SterlingtheBandit at June 01, 2013 04:31 PM (xfjxG)

526 I know a few people that could witness Owebama kill a puppy and it would be someone elses fault. A common thread with libs is that it's always someone elses resposibility and also inherently someone elses problem to fix. That's why they love the government. They get to feel all mighty and superior by pretending they care more by demanding that the faceless government take care of it. It requires no action or sacrifice on their part, that's why they love it, it's easy.

Posted by: Minnfidel at June 01, 2013 04:32 PM (bXdYS)

527 The main stream media is biased towards earning the mega corporations that own them the largest profits possible. The right wing at least has stopped with the "Jews control the media" meme that went on for decades.
My defense of abortion goes with the 13th Amendment involuntary servitude. Should the State have the ways and means to grow every fertilized egg well let them. But don't force individuals to do so that do not want to

Posted by: occam at June 01, 2013 04:32 PM (DAHhf)

528 Oh, and the bar conversation back in 2007 with an older lady about the war in Iraq. She actually stopped replying in intelligible sentences after I rebutted numerous asinine theories and just started asking me "What about Halliburton? And Black Helicopters? And Agent Orange?" Literally, just babbling. Could of been the booze. Probably was the leftist-insanity oozing out.

Posted by: SterlingtheBandit at June 01, 2013 04:37 PM (xfjxG)

529 Not exactly a political comment but one showing a great deal of ignorance by a liberal. As we were driving to Niagera Falls, NY and seeing to large smokestacks in the distance, "I think we are getting close to the falls, I can see the smokestacks from the hydroelectric plant."
OK. This person wants me to take her pronouncements on global warming seriously. She also believes that the moon landing was faked. I could write a book on this liberal's ignorant comments because I have been told that I need to be nice to my relatives.

Posted by: Swampleg at June 01, 2013 04:39 PM (B2LxR)

530 "Laser focus on the economy"

Posted by: Barack Obama at June 01, 2013 04:41 PM (f/qE7)

531 When I lived in Phoenix, there was talk of building a light-rail system (this was before one was built). My boss was very excited about it. She said, "With all those cars off the freeway, I'll be able to get around town a lot faster."

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 01, 2013 04:45 PM (azHfB)

532 Had a FB discussion and was told how great Obama was to provide healthcare to young adults. I said why should I pay for your daughter's healthcare. Answer: You're not paying, Obama is making the insurance company pay. I then asked where she thought the insurance company got their money from. Her friend jumped into the thread and said leave the woman alone that she is a nice person who cares. Liberalism in a nutshell. No facts -- just emotion. Liberals are correct because they care more. Facts be damned.

Posted by: Denise at June 01, 2013 04:45 PM (19gCC)

533 As we were driving to Niagera Falls, NY and seeing to large smokestacks in the distance, "I think we are getting close to the falls, I can see the smokestacks from the hydroelectric plant."


---------

Because hydroelectric is produced by burning water, duh!
Wingnuts are stupid.

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein's dumber brother at June 01, 2013 04:45 PM (PD2ad)

534
524 The good news is that my other nephew is a Romney fan who thinks he might join the military. He's the one who got the worst grades in school and has a harder time finding his way in life but has far more common sense than his so-called smarter, more creative brother.


God bless him!

You gotta wonder how they come from the same parents, yetturn out so differently. Although we do realize our daughter has 3 strikes against her: she went to college in Boston lives there, she married a liberal guy, and she's a RN. How do you recover from that?

Our son, on the other hand,is a die-hard conservative Roman Catholic who graduated from Notre Dame. He's the one who brings the common sense to his sister and BIL's whacky leftist ideas..

Posted by: Marybeth at June 01, 2013 04:45 PM (zFUKI)

535 "The only reason conservatives support Israel is because they'reChristians who believe the existence of Israel is required to bring about the second coming of Christ and the Armageddon." I'm not joking or exaggerating. Every liberal I've ever talked to about Israel says that. That's why they hate the Joos. They see them as pawns of those Evil Right Wingers.

Posted by: Jaynie59 at June 01, 2013 04:52 PM (4zKCA)

536 http://youtu.be/T2PFCceHopA

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 01, 2013 04:54 PM (azHfB)

537 Been in an all morning Disqus debate about a local Iranian-American pastor who recently received a long prison term in Iran for alleged proselytizing. The vociferous local progs who comment thereon loudly proclaimed that the pastor got what he deserved, so I quoted from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on freedom of religion and conscience, and suggested that the progs were faced with a mind-numbingly difficult conundrum: advocate for the human rights of a hated Christian, or legitimize the action of a barbaric theocratic regime.

In the end, progs will always side with the savage barbarians.

Posted by: southparkmohammed at June 01, 2013 04:56 PM (EPw54)

538 Was in Canada for a conference not too long before Bush Jr.'s second term was up. Was hanging out at a picnic, getting to know some colleagues, when one of them said "isn't it great how we can criticize Bush here without worrying about being killed?"

I said "Oh, do you mean like how we can do that anyway in the United States?"

A few of them stumbled over each other to explain to me how such a thing would get one prosecuted for treason. None of them specified how, though.

Posted by: They Can't Have My French Fries at June 01, 2013 04:57 PM (a7dW3)

539 I've had 3 different well-educated liberals tell me that they think they individually don't pay enough in taxes and should pay more. When I pointed out that its perfectly legal to pay more taxes and offered to send them a link to the IRS website explaining that option every single one demurred.

I guess what they meant is that I should pay more taxes.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at June 01, 2013 05:03 PM (SzAZ7)

540 I'm one of the few conservatives working for the federal govt, so you can imagine what I've heard for the last decade. But this is the most ridiculous. My lib boss, who's retiring at the end of this yearandwho constantly complains about the sense of entitlement and the inability to write thathe sees in the utes of America, told me the other day "You know, I think every few decades there needs to be a revolution, like Ben Franklin once said. Like the Occupy Movement, I really had high hopes for it, but it just died out and nothing happened." I said "wait, you correctly complain about entitlement, but the Occupy people are some of the most entitled people on the planet. They're the ones who wanted student loan forgiveness because THEY chose to major in gender studies. THEY are the ones who can't write and can't get jobs in Obama's America. And what about the multiple rapes, the guy crapping on the cop car, and the garbage they left out? I thought you libs believed in womens' rights andprotecting the environment?" CRICKETS, and then he said, "well, I guess you're right about them." He's aknee-jerk lib whohates Reagan because the Man tried to push a RIF (reduction in force) on the fed govt back in 81.

Posted by: Philip Marlowe at June 01, 2013 05:05 PM (O0v9Z)

541
257 Garrett: 3,000%

What REALLY drove me nuts about his "You'll save 3,000%" claim was that there was a whole crowd of people standing around him... and they smiled and clapped. NOT ONE of them went "...Huh?"

Posted by: RKae at June 01, 2013 05:14 PM (YvDa7)

542 Not necessarily a stupid thing Liberals say but often leads to that: my favorite thing ever is when discussing president Obama with Democrats is to say "You got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy, I mean, that's a storybook, man." Sometimes if the mood is right I'll also say. "He is light skinned and has no Negro dialect unless he wants to have one." A majority of the time this leads to heads exploding and pointed accusations of my racism. It is incredible how many Democrats don't know I'm quoting Slow Joe Biden and Dingy Harry Reid.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at June 01, 2013 05:16 PM (SzAZ7)

543 Oh, I can play this game... let me just post some comments from my Facebook feed this morning! Be right back. And I can't wait to read what my fellow morons have shared.

Posted by: Auntie Doodles at June 01, 2013 05:26 PM (JcN7j)

544 On Facebook, I posted a documentary of one Muslim man in America murdering her daughter as part of an "honor killing." My friend from high school, a super liberal Korean girl majoring in Arabic at Williams College, replied "You know, not all Muslims are bad. You're an asshole." She then unfriended me.

Posted by: Shiv at June 01, 2013 05:28 PM (JhjAC)

545 Shiv, I commented on Facebook that even if you disagreed with Rick Santorum, he should still be treated with civility and common decency. A gay lib told me I was an asshole and unfriended me.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 01, 2013 05:30 PM (azHfB)

546 Shortly after Sara Palin gave her bust out speech at the RNC in 2008 I had a Yale educated coworker tell me what an idiot Palin was and then looked me in the eye and pronounced:"Joe Biden is a GENIUS!" She really meant it.
The same person told me that NYC's insane street parking rules were good because if people were not forced to move their cars from one side of the street to the other on alternate days there would never be any free parking spaces.

Posted by: Muggedbyreality at June 01, 2013 05:31 PM (Qh0T+)

547 I was sitting at a table after swim practice a week or so after Sandy Hook. As the token conservative of the group, I was remaining silent until one of the people with us (Both Brits) were going on about "banning assault weapons."

After pointing out how assault weapons were already difficult if not outright impossible to get, explaining what an assault weapon really was and finishing up by mentioning my stint in the military surrounded by such things and feeling safe, this was the answer: "OK, the thing is you're using logic and facts in your argument. But on the other hand, I can point at 20 dead children."

Posted by: NR Pax at June 01, 2013 05:33 PM (U+O64)

548 "So in conclusion, moral authority is what Captain America represents.
It's something that President Obama is bringing back to our great
nation."

Haw haw haw.

The words of a complete douchebag.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at June 01, 2013 05:33 PM (9+PGS)

549 I'm late to this but...

While on a long drive with my inlaws and sister-in-law, we were discussing her decision to take her freshly minted degree in social work, with a minor in Latin American studies, and move to Albamia on recommendation of a leftist professor who promised to get her a fellowship to cover her living expenses there. She couldn't respond as to what she might do "for work" while there...it sounded like taking about 6 months to think of something to write a paper about and the 6 more to write said paper. She was very offended that her dad kept using the words like "work" and "make a living", claiming he and I were incapable of understanding what she was trying to explain because we had raised and brainwashed in the Amaerican Protestant White Work Ethic, and just couldnt comprehend that in MOST of the world people only "worked" if they chose to, and MOST other governments had much better systems to care for their people with life's necessities. My conservative father in law and I (who didnt really see myself as conservative in those days) argued with logic and reason and specific examples for about two hours about the reality of these statements as well as the history of the US (her father being a Vietnam war vet and 25 year history and social studies teacher and me with plenty of international travel and a Masters degree of my own in Architceture). She would not budge...just lost argument after argument while imagining she won by declaring over and over that we just couldn't comprehend her arguments due to that Americam Protestant White Work Ethic her prof had told her about.

She had two ferrets, named Che (Gueverra) and Ceasar (Chavez). Married a trust fund liberal guy with what I call American Catholic Wealthy By No Fault Of His Own White Guilt whos father was CEO of one of the largest shoe companies in the world and live off that trust fund while "running" an NGO that purports to be eliminating poverty in Tibet by using foreign aid from western nations and western corporations to give micro loans to female-led Tibetian artisan communes. I can't provide you any statistics on Tibetian poverty that's been alleviated, but I could share a ton of photos and stories of their awesome journeys around China and Asia in general.

Posted by: MostlyRight at June 01, 2013 05:37 PM (w9AQ4)

550 According to a coworker the Oklahoma City Federal building bombing was an example of "Fundamental Christian Terrorism" on par with 9-11.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at June 01, 2013 05:38 PM (SzAZ7)

551 I can't decide between these 3:

"Obama is going to fix the deficit"

Heard at a hemp rally on Boston Common:
"people should need a free-speech permit"

Heard on Bay Area talk radio after 9/11:
"I'd like to give Saddam and George Bush a candy bar"
(woman with a Scandinavian accent explaining how they were all just big babies)

Posted by: Man Mountain Molehill at June 01, 2013 05:44 PM (YoqtH)

552 Mine was libtard in my local cigar shop just before the last election. He hated the fact that his father always voted Republican because they were a poor family and voting R was "against our economic interest". How anyone could say that after 4 years of Obama is beyond my comprehension.

Posted by: Pedantic So and So at June 01, 2013 05:56 PM (mHcQ/)

553
Posted by: MostlyRight at June 01, 2013 05:37 PM (w9AQ4)



That's a classic.

Posted by: rrpjr at June 01, 2013 05:56 PM (dGee5)

554 'Fake, but accurate.'


Posted by: Sophie13 at June 01, 2013 05:56 PM (cK2GT)

555 Another otherwise bright co-worker was upset that Military Spending was more than the US GDP. When I pointed out that it was more around 5% or less of GDP he said I didn't know what I was talking about. When I sent him a link to the government figures he responded "Everyone is entitled to their own facts."

Yes, really. He said that.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at June 01, 2013 05:56 PM (SzAZ7)

556 Ok, I could not copy and paste, so let me share one from a few months ago. It was a FB discussion on my neices page, and one of her friends responded: "The Eurozone is the future - get a clue!"

Posted by: Auntie Doodles at June 01, 2013 05:58 PM (JcN7j)

557 I have had a liberal tell me that if homeowners would disarm, then criminals would no longer feel threatened and would not carry weapons. I felt the universe start to collapse on itself from the stupidity.

Posted by: jmp at June 01, 2013 06:05 PM (c+fvr)

558 'I believe in natural gas as a clean, cheap alternative to fossil
fuels...[and it] is cheap, abundant and clean
compared to fossil fuels.'

- Speaker of the House Maerose Prizzi, Meet the Press, 2008

If anyone is interested, I've collected a lot of the asinine statements of politicians. You can read them here:

'Are You Smarter Than A Politician? Probably':
http://tinyurl.com/cwbmuhv
And, here is a collection from one of the most idiotic Prog posters in the history of the internet. A couple of examples: 'Well, a broken clock IS right once a day' and 'An African-American invented the light bulb; Edison merely invented light'):

The Definitive Anthology of Alliduncism:
http://tinyurl.com/kph5w6n
The stupid, it burns.
Enjoy.

Posted by: Sophie13 at June 01, 2013 06:05 PM (cK2GT)

559 "Think for Yourself" on a bumper sticker always make me laugh. Usually paired with an Obama/Biden sticker.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at June 01, 2013 06:07 PM (SzAZ7)

560
A lot of college educated idiots telling me; these are the top two

There's no regulation of the banking industry (I am a banker)
The US has killed millions around the world in illegal wars

Posted by: bobbymike at June 01, 2013 06:08 PM (YFPAQ)

561
Here is another one - I live in NE and when the Huskers let that little boy with cancer make a TD in their Spring Game, one commenter on YouTube said:
"This is what Obama has been talking about - us all working together to do wonderful things like this for each other. Now if we could get all the Republicans out of the way, things like this would happen more often."
I'd like to think this was sarcasm but let's face it, a complete lack of self-awareness is a standard liberal trait.

Posted by: KateNE at June 01, 2013 06:11 PM (XKaCK)

562 I know this will get buried in the oodles of comments, but I think I have a good one to add. In 2002, I went to my 10th college reunion. One of my good friends, a super liberal, cornered me in a booth at a popular hangout and said, "Did you know that Bush is trying to get rid of all birth control?" When I asked her what she meant by that, she claimed the Bush was purposefully getting rid of the federal health plan with birth control included as part of the plan.

Having worked for the military for a few years and knowing how the federal government's benefits work, I explained to her that the workers in the federal government get a list of many, many health plans to choose from. And that if Bush got rid of a few health plans on the list, it was probably b/c they were the more expensive plans.

I pointed out how ridiculous it would be to think of a President sitting down at a desk, looking through a huge list of health plans, and scrutinizing which ones had BC coverage and which ones did not. I mean, on the face of it, it made no sense whatsoever.

This friend eventually dropped the discussion, but I am very certain she didn't go away with a changed opinion.

Liberals cannot use common sense when they hear this crap. They latch onto the craziest of claims and don't bother thinking through the details themselves. It's almost as if they are incapable of it.

Posted by: KJB at June 01, 2013 06:14 PM (afEqh)

563 My brother ran thru the KFC "cluckers" story one time. Didn't stop me from going there!



But the worst I can remember off the top of my head...is my ex gf's sister's (Columbia law school lib) response to a question about which party was better for blacks, D or R. She said "Well, yeah, of course the Republicans and Lincoln were opposed to slavery, but then the parties switched."

Posted by: NC Ref at June 01, 2013 06:14 PM (/izg2)

564 'Let me tell you in World War II, [the Nazis] attacked Pearl Harbour.'

- Congressman Keith Ellison (D- MN)



'I
am clearly more popular than Reagan. I am in my third term. Where’s
Reagan? Gone after two! Defeated by George Bush and Michael Dukakis no
less.'

- Mayor Marion Barry

lol



Posted by: Sophie13 at June 01, 2013 06:16 PM (cK2GT)

565 I have a liberal co-worker who is a genuinely nice guy and we've had many political discussions that have never gotten nasty. One of the few liberals I know who has never resorted to insults orname-calling and will sincerely listen to my point of view. Once he said, "I don't understand how any poor person can vote Republican." I said, "maybe because they all work for businesses that benefit from Republican policies and they want to stay employed." He said, "Oh I never thought of it that way." He really isn't a dumb person either.

Posted by: KateNE at June 01, 2013 06:20 PM (JqsXU)

566 Me to a fellow faculty member: "There are some problems that can't be fixed."

Faculty member's response: "I don't believe that."

Me: "Well then we can't have a conversation, can we?"

Posted by: Nom de Blog at June 01, 2013 06:21 PM (JSmUP)

567 Asst Principal who suspended my son for 2 days and kicked him out of the AP Program for defending the 2nd Amendment and the Constitution..... in Government Class.

Her: "Nobody knows what the Constitution really means and you're not old enough to understand it or the 2nd Amendment. You need stop questioning when your teacher tells you that it isn't relevant today."

18 year old son: "Ma'am, I've been able to quote the Constitution since I was 8 years old and are you really violating my 1st Amendment rights, too?"

(My son has been a competitive shooter since he was 8 years old and led our 4-H Club['s "Mock Congress" Delegation to Austin 2 of the last 4 years.)

Posted by: 2nd Amendment Mother at June 01, 2013 06:30 PM (L4CWX)

568 I had a liberal tell me in all seriousness that the violent crime wave in the United States that ran from 1960's to the 1990's was caused by.....lead in paint.

Posted by: drawandstrike at June 01, 2013 06:32 PM (/y+no)

569 This one could be stupid or slimy, I'm not sure which. There's the Terry McAuliffe (currently Democratic candidate for Virginia Governor) quote about how the election of George W. Bush caused the death of his father. Google it!

Posted by: Isophorone at June 01, 2013 06:32 PM (m/Ana)

570 I am consistently stunned that some liberals still argue that Obamacare is budget neutral or will save us money. WTF? How can someone be competent enough to operate a car and brush their teeth and still believe that this one massive federal program will be different?



Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at June 01, 2013 06:34 PM (SzAZ7)

571 Actual quote:

'Homicide rates are down since the 90's due almost in total to abortion. 20 years after abortion is legalized, homicides fall and keep falling. Because so many potential killers were never born, especially in urban areas.'

Posted by: Sophie13 at June 01, 2013 06:36 PM (cK2GT)

572 The stupidest thing ever was getting an email from a ditsy lib neighbor who sent an email to all her contacts (sadly including me) in Early Oct 2011. She got mighty huffy when I told her I didn't agree with her assessment of those deadbeat hippies. Told her never to dirty my email box again. This is a time capsule for all you morons out there - email stupidity to the nth degree:
Hey friends it's continuing to grow. If you're following this- don't get your news fromtelevision...it is in their interest to downplay it, as well as present an inaccurate picture of individuals unorganized...unaligned..
Idiscontinued hometelevisionthe day after 911- due to personal belief in the inherent brainwashing within the controlled media.
This movement began with 12 college students and in 3 weeks spread throughout the US. It is growing and gaining strength daily.Wecontinue to hear very little about it.

Posted by: rimrockR at June 01, 2013 06:50 PM (47lrC)

573 We don't need to spend so much on military, did you know you can stop a russian tank by throwing mud at its front window.

Posted by: filetandrelease at June 01, 2013 06:55 PM (Atrve)

574 I didn't read them all, but surely, Rosie O'Donnell's comment on the collapse of the Twin Towers that, "This was the first time fire ever melted steel." is the most ignorant comment I ever heard a celebutard make in a public forum.

Posted by: Electric at June 01, 2013 06:55 PM (HfhEQ)

575 A liberal fb friend posted that she was going to go green by only filling her car half full with gas each time we went to the gas station!

Posted by: MPeper at June 01, 2013 07:03 PM (L7IPF)

576 The bumper sticker I once saw: "Homes - Everyone Gets One Before Anyone Gets Two."

Posted by: BPSCG at June 01, 2013 07:17 PM (YO6qw)

577 I was at a historian's conference in 04 smack during the election. One of the professors commenting on "Bush's War On Terror" (which was ludicrous since historians shouldn't be commenting on current events and predicting the war would end in disastersince they're supposed to use documents) said "i'm sick of having to present my ID everywhere and that I can't drive past the White House anymore and Pennsylvania Ave. because of George W. Bush." I got up, said I worked for the government, and reminded her that the Secret Service closed Penn Ave and turned it into a pedestrian zone back in the 90s when Clinton was prez and some idiot tried to fly that glider into the White House. She's a historian and left that out! One of the other panelists then dismissed me as "a Bush-Cheney appointee." I also pointed out that historians are notoriously bad at making predictions and pointed out how the consensus amongst academics was that the Soviet Union was there to stay and that Reagan said no, that they were on the ash heap of history. After some in the crowd booed me I kept the mike and said "how many of you predicted that the Sandinistas would lose that election?" crickets. So many higher degrees, so much stupidity.

Posted by: Philip Marlowe at June 01, 2013 07:18 PM (O0v9Z)

578 Taco Stand at June 01, 2013 02:25 PM (C+qQ0)

I wouldn't be quite as pessimistic about the future of the Second Amendment as you seem to be. Thirty years ago it would have been hard to predict the vast increase in the number of states that have "shall issue" concealed carry permits.

Another thing to keep in mind is that when the riots come in response to George Zimmerman going free in the Trayvon Martin case, a lot of people are going to be glad that they bought a gun and a lot more are going to be unhappy and wishing they had bought one.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-hole at June 01, 2013 07:20 PM (31Nrp)

579 I almost forgot when I worked in HR at a DC University and some asshole professor with an "Impeach Bush" bumper sticker on his Volvo couldn't understand why he had to fill out tax forms and pay taxes. He also thought he didn't get a big enough raise. The guy wrote unreadable "fiction."

Posted by: Philip Marlowe at June 01, 2013 07:21 PM (O0v9Z)

580 A sharp friend of mine runs a successful entertainment licensing firm. When asked why he's voting for Obama, he answered (with reference to 0bamacare) "at least he's trying to do something" without thinking he is doing grave harm by trying to solve a non-problem. His wife responded, "and Michelle Obama is really nice".

Posted by: Ben Ghazzi at June 01, 2013 07:35 PM (lScLf)

581 Don't be "niggardly" when dining at Denny's.

Posted by: Ben Ghazzi at June 01, 2013 07:52 PM (lScLf)

582 A number of years ago I heard a greenie cultist call Rush and smugly tell him we shouldn't drill in ANWR because they'd first have to clearcut. Uhhh... clearcut tundra? Unfortunately Rush blew a perfect opportunity to jump all over the stupidity.

Posted by: Peregrine Took, not a tax-exempt Hobbit at June 01, 2013 07:58 PM (6gKZ0)

583 My brother worked as a tour guide in Santa Fe, a hippy dippy New Age spot if there ever was one. He had a bus load of New Agers once who were voicing their concerns about global warming, Mother Earth, blah blah and how Santa Fe needed to be preserved from evil polluters.

Anyway, my brother is giving his talk about Santa Fe and he gets to part where he mentions that it is over 5,000 feet above sea level when one of the Earth Mothers pipes up and asks him: "Even in the summer?"

Think about it . . .

Posted by: natasha at June 01, 2013 08:01 PM (pyYXJ)

584 I had a black (Obama voter) employee come to my office and demand more money because she wasn't making enough to afford her "weaves" every month.

Posted by: natasha at June 01, 2013 08:08 PM (pyYXJ)

585
@ 60 Palerider

"Very old but a liberal co-worker after 9-11. I'm sure OBL didn't expect to actually kill 3K people."

That part is actually true. He washoping for a body count of 10k.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at June 01, 2013 08:15 PM (VnoMn)

586 I don't know that this comment by a liberal would be categorized as stupid although it's that too but it's also just unbelivably anti semetic and beyond callous


"Bomb Israel into glass. That would solve almost all the problems in the Mideast."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 01, 2013 08:16 PM (7A6H3)

587 I didn't know who Tom Friedman was until after 9/11. Then I saw him on PBS or something and he was doing something that I absolutely, completely, totally, could never do. He was talking to a bunch of muslim twits about their views of why it was OK for someone to murder a lot of Americans just for the symbology of it all.


Anyway, I was intrigued enough by what he was saying to buy a copy of "Attitudes and Longitudes." After I read it, I gave it to a liberal co-worker, who told me later that nothing in the book made any sense because Tom Friedman "is too conservative." Tom. Friedman. is. too. conservative.


Nice guy. I still ask his opinion about how to solve some problems at work. But he is batshit fucking crazy.

Posted by: jc at June 01, 2013 08:19 PM (PlzOe)

588 I ran into an old ex-girlfriend a couple of years ago and we sat around talking for about an hour. Sarah Palin came up and the first words out of her mouth? "She's an idiot. She said she could see Russia from her house!" I kindly explained to her that no, that was Tina Fey on SNL who said that. I got her laughing when I said "Tina Fey is a comedian who bares some resemblance to Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin is the former governor of Alaska. Tina Fey, comedian. Sarah Palin, someone completely different." But the fact that was the first thing she had to say about Palin was telling.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 01, 2013 08:36 PM (V1ZIU)

589 These are all so good, and I've personally heard so many variants of these.

I guess the one that stands out to me is the Liberal woman who told me that "Some people just shouldn't be allowed to have kids", which sounds like your typical nanny state hyperbole, until she kept talking and I realized that she was dead serious. I'm sure the look on my face showed my revulsion.

I asked her if she actually was for state mandated abortions. She said "yes". I asked "How do you expect to enforce such an awful thing? The police?"

Then she leaned forward, while maintaining eye contact, and clearly said "Yeeeessss."

I don't hang out with them anymore.

She also calls this position "Pro-Abortion".

Posted by: brando at June 01, 2013 08:41 PM (qQEcv)

590 I actually met a dumbshit in Alaska who told me that Sarah Palin actually said she could see Russia from her house. I told her that was Tina Fey. She called me a liar.

Posted by: jc at June 01, 2013 08:51 PM (PlzOe)

591 I said to a group of friends that surely even the most liberal among us could admit that Joe Biden was one of the dumbest VP's in history. All that the ultra Liberal woman in the room could say was; "Joe Biden is hot!"

Posted by: Floyd Alsbach at June 01, 2013 08:52 PM (Ad13n)

592 '
I said to a group of friends that surely even the most liberal among us
could admit that Joe Biden was one of the dumbest VP's in history. All
that the ultra Liberal woman in the room could say was; "Joe Biden is
hot!"'


Poor woman. Dumb AND blind.

Posted by: Sophie13 at June 01, 2013 08:57 PM (cK2GT)

593 In a high school class discussion about feminism in Europe ( I had no choice), the discussion somehow turned to abortion. I told the sophomore who was trying to shout me down that I didn't think people have the right to kill another human being because they were inconvenient.

Her response was: "Do you feel guilty when you step on a bug or slaughter a cow for meat?"

Posted by: Magistrate737 at June 01, 2013 08:58 PM (qTLhz)

594 Something about Sarah Palin makes otherwise smart Liberals lose their minds. A woman who is a close family friend will often slip nasty Palin side comments into conversations, even if there's no segue. She's a big women's lib type. I've heard her say the word "misogynist" no fewer than 4 times, so you'd figure she'd be all about successful women.

After one nasty comment, I figured I'd find out where her boundaries are, when it comes to Palin. I described Sandra Bernhard's gang-rape speech, the multiple threats that Palin should be strung up by her neck, and how the fire at her church was officially arson. I asked if she considered behavior like that acceptable. Surely she could denounce threats of gang-rape, lynching, and church burnings, right?


She thought it about it for a moment and said "She brings it upon herself."

My jaw hit the floor.

Then without prompting the next thing she says is "...and I speak on behalf of all women."

Posted by: brando at June 01, 2013 09:01 PM (qQEcv)

595

"You just think the way you do because you're an Aryan!"

"No, I'm not Persian..."

*blink*blinkblink*

Posted by: Running Hobo at June 01, 2013 09:04 PM (l1oyw)

596 It would be nicer to think only one of this type existed, brando, but I've run into a liberal woman who says the same thing and I doubt we know the same woman. Palin evidently deserves anything because she's a conservative woman.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 01, 2013 09:07 PM (7A6H3)

597 Oh and this one (previously repressed in my brain like some sort of protective mechanism against PTSD).

Spoken by a black/ lib neighbor in my lib neighborhood just before the 2012 election (his car, house, wazoo bristling with Obama signs):

"You know, Romney hasn't disclosed his taxes for ten years. You just can't elect a man to the Presidency with those kind of unanswered questions about his character..."


Posted by: NYC Parent at June 01, 2013 09:17 PM (WRNqG)

598 Toss up. I made the mistake of having a Facebook debate with a leftist "friend" named Chris after said leftist posted an al-Jazzera article about how ignorant jingoistic Islamaphobic Americans were blaming Chechens after the Boston Marathon bombing. When I challenged Chris to "try being gay in Tehran or Uganda to see how well those nations treat gays and minorities compared to the West" he no shit said that henceforth he would no longer argue with me after I "threatened" him with my rhetoric. Dumb ass

That or his dipshit friend who proudly commented in his support by pointing out that he recently became a citizen of a new country because "of the closemindedness in the States."
Because I wouldn't bet my life that Dipshit didn't simply move to another Western country.

Posted by: Danny at June 01, 2013 09:21 PM (0nSgf)

599 I was discussing gun control with a liberal and I had to keep correcting things that were just factually wrong. She finally just screamed at me. "I don't want to know anything about guns, I hate guns!!

Posted by: Funeral guy at June 01, 2013 09:21 PM (3dHo2)

600
Sorry, a late entry. A liberal friend of mine, in response to my story of a grad student I had from Zimbabwe, referred to him as an "African-American."

I corrected him: "No, he's a no shit African-African, as he has never in his life set foot in the United States" (I was teaching overseas).

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 01, 2013 09:42 PM (Z2Bkq)

601 My sister the liberal: "Why do you care so much about Israel, anyway?"

Posted by: mykidzmom at June 01, 2013 10:18 PM (UWPIW)

602
@ Che (84): 100 mil figure may be close, but only if applied to all of North, Central South America combined. Gotta remember the Spanish Portugese were much more ruthless killers, and the diseases they spreadpretty much wiped out everything left of large pre-Columbian civilizations (Aztecs, Maya, Incas, etc).
- any phrase which includes Che Guavera (sp?) as a good guy
- any phrase quoting dead from TMI
- most Global Warming blather (compare it to Cold Fusion!)
- Keynesian economics
- everything about Alger Hiss Rosenburgs, most about Woodrow Wilson

Best Regards,

Posted by: CAPT Mike at June 01, 2013 10:18 PM (DiQnH)

603 I'm also late to the party, but I just had to post this particular comment because why should I be the only one to experience this pain? ; )

I'm at my job, and my customer (not sure the exact political persuasion) says - in response to some chatter from my coworkers, i think, about a recent robbery where 2 assholes robbed an old man blind by pretending to be utility workers - "well, when people are out on the street for so long they're hungry and desperate and in America there's no where to go."

I don't mind people who have different opinions than me, all I ask is that you put some actual fucking thought into it. This was, objectively, just un-fucking-believably brain-meltingly stupid. This was like stating in all seriousness "there is no such thing as skyscrapers." I can't even describe how badly I wanted to stab him in the eye with the nearest writing implement.

If I hadn't been working, I would have (tried to) explained calmly that: 1) if you rob someone at gun point or break into someone's house, you can conceivably make a case for "desperation"; if you have a costume and a con routine worked out, you're a career criminal, 2) does he not believe anyone robs anybody or screws anyone over without being "desperate and hungry?" How do you explain people like Bernie Madoff, then? And where the fuck in the news reports did it say the suspects were in such a state? nowhere that I saw, 3) last time I checked, we had such things as gov't assistance, charities, shelters and so forth. Seems like quite a few options to go before Robbery. If none of that shit helps anyone - what the fuck are we spending all this money on? (and how much you wanna bet he's one of those idiots that complains welfare etc doesn't help anyone but screeches when you suggest ending or reducing it? After all, we could always spend MOAR!). Then again, to try and explain common sense to a retard is nearly always a waste of time : /


I think this may be the angriest I've ever gotten over a comment like that. It's SO demonstrably wrong, and if held by enough people it is disastrous [see: current state of American finances]. I can't just shrug it off as "that's his opinion." He's not entitled to his opinion but not his own *facts*, as the saying goes.

Posted by: ninjaphish at June 01, 2013 10:25 PM (zCK0F)

604 Clinton's impeachment was "only about sex"... just like ~ 1/3rd of all issues in the criminal justice system at any given moment.

Posted by: TomK at June 01, 2013 10:40 PM (Dq2el)

605 In a long conversation with a friend who agreed that the local (Chicago!) public schools were no darn good and that generations of minority students' lives were being ruined because their families didn't have the resources to give them any better, and I suggested maybe some form of school vouchers could be considered, he responded, "But that would drain money away from theregular schools."

Posted by: MartyJ at June 01, 2013 11:02 PM (43yiY)

606 Lib in NYC: "I don't think anybody should have more than a million dollars."
Me: "I don't think anybody should have more than $976,543.32"
Lib in NYC: "Where did you get that number?"
Me: "Same place you got yours."
Lib in NYC: "Huh?"

Posted by: Tony at June 01, 2013 11:06 PM (IMQbC)

607 When liberals would call Bush, "stupid", I would always tell them I thought he was pretty damned smart since he apparently convinced almost everyone in both houses that Iraq had WMD. If he was stupid, what does that make them?
To me, the George Washington professors wanting Obama on Rushmore is the height of stupidity and willful ignorance. Eric Holder is Moses? Hillary Clinton would be the most qualified candidate to ever run for office? Obama is the greatest president we ever had. And it goes on and on.

Posted by: fused at June 01, 2013 11:28 PM (PnNAy)

608 Ok, so i live in the bluest neighborhood, of a blue county, in the bluest state. Doubt me? How many of your neighbors fly the UN flag on Flag Day?

Sitting on the porch with a neighbor, having a drink. He's a real estate estate developer and was going on about his vision for repurposing an empty town building. He basically wanted to make it some sort of incubator for local businesses, who needed advantages and support. He took a drink, and not 15 seconds later asked me if by the way i knew of any cheap illegal immigrant contractors who could help him build his house. No irony, no shame,

Posted by: Ray at June 01, 2013 11:40 PM (uEY9n)

609 My liberal roommate from college (years later) was going on about some right-winger being a Nazi or something. I said to him, "When I look at the Nazi political platform, it looks much more like something you would support than I or a typical right-winger would. So, why are right-wingers Nazis?"

He responded, "Because of the racism."

Aside from the fact that he was essentially calling me a racist, according to this logic, someone could have views that align 99.99% with the left, but if they also hated some particular race of people, that would make them "right-wing". And, this guy is actually pretty smart, except about politics.

Posted by: Mullaney at June 01, 2013 11:50 PM (s8XaI)

610 Also, I remember traveling to another university when I was in college and seeing a bunch of left-wing bumper stickers posted on some dorm director's door. Several of them were in support of abortion rights and quite a few others were in support of animal rights. One of the animal rights stickers actually said, "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves."

Posted by: Mullaney at June 02, 2013 12:04 AM (s8XaI)

611 I've heard the "KFC" urban legend this piece refers to, out of the mouth of a liberal with a graduate degree from London School of Economics. " See, they changed the name, because they can't legally call it "chicken" any more, 'cause it's made from mutated chicken parts grown in labs! "

I promptly pulled up a KFC online menu: See? Multiple references to "chicken".

"Well... that's 'cause this law (from what country, again?) only prohibits them from using "chicken" in their NAME; but they can lie their asses off on the menu!"

Posted by: Occasional Reader at June 02, 2013 12:07 AM (Q+/8m)

612 Many discussions with a liberal acquaintance who insisted that Hitler was pro-life because he banned abortions for certified pure-blooded Aryan Germans.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit, but you can call me Michael at June 02, 2013 12:17 AM (7cS5n)

613 563
She said "Well, yeah, of course the
Republicans and Lincoln were opposed to slavery, but then the parties
switched."


Posted by: NC Ref at June 01, 2013 06:14 PM (/izg2)
This one seems particularly popular among the left, as I've seen it written frequently in various blog comments. And when did this switch occur? All of a sudden, Republicans became Democrats and Democrats became Republicans. Of course, the truth is far more complex, but I will note that when the Republican party was formed it was the more classically liberal of the two parties (which would have just been "liberal" at the time) and it's the more classically liberal of the two parties today.

Posted by: Mullaney at June 02, 2013 12:24 AM (s8XaI)

614 And with that note I think #612 takes the cake for the stupidest comment by a liberal.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 02, 2013 12:27 AM (7A6H3)

615 My father in law is a brain dead liberal who had full on BDS when Bush was president. At a family dinner he told me I'm a lousy father because I'm going to allow my son (then to be "drafted" and then killed for the evil Bush's Iraq war.

Posted by: Doggyodogmatthew at June 02, 2013 12:48 AM (bQnNB)

616 Suppose to read: (then 8 years old) to be drafted...

Posted by: Doggyodog at June 02, 2013 12:51 AM (bQnNB)

617 This has happened to me multiple times, and it's dumbfounding. Usually, some left-winger finds out I'm a conservative (or at least not a left-winger), expresses shock (because apparently, I seem like I shouldn't be a conservative or something), and then asks why (lefties never have to explain why they are lefties for some reason, but I have to explain myself). I suppose they are waiting for me to say I hate gays, women, or minorities, or something. I usually just say some thing like "I prefer small government, low taxes, that sort of thing".

And this is where I've heard the same question multiple times as if it's standard teaching in their "how to be an idiot left-winger" classes:

"But what about police and fire departments?"

Posted by: Mullaney at June 02, 2013 01:03 AM (s8XaI)

618 When that son was born in 1995,, the Republicans had just taken over the House and he yelled at me in the hospital that the Republicans represent rich people who don't want to pay their taxes. Then he looked at his watch and said he has an appointment to see his accountant to lower the rediculous amount of taxes he's supposed to pay.

Posted by: Doggyodog at June 02, 2013 01:09 AM (bQnNB)

619 [Confronted by rabid liberal friend spouting talking points while I was extremely hungover...]

"What about Valerie Plame? Oh wait, let me give you a topic you can actually win an argument on."

"You already lost that one - her civil suit was thrown out of court."

"Yeah... Well... Halliburton!"

Posted by: optikhog at June 02, 2013 01:19 AM (K0HDv)

620 I have a dive buddy who is retired Navy and he and his wife raise and show dogs. He posted a statement on his FB page during the prez campaign about how Obamacare was already causing his family to see marked increases in medical costs (his wife is waging a many years long battle with cancer). The discussion was going along fairly civilly until one of the dog show buddies pipes up about Mitt Romney's dog and the ride on the roof.

I replied that at least Seamus was still alive after the trip, which was more than could be said for the dog Obama ate. Unless they think Obama just had a leg cut off and cooked up. But that still seemed crueler to me.

I swear, not a single liberal dog lover had a CLUE what I was talking about and they swore I was lying even after I posted the clip of Obama reading the passage himself. Said it was an impersonator.

Posted by: Oil Field Trash at June 02, 2013 01:32 AM (oZ6Js)

621 I was at a gathering one evening. There were a variety of thinkers. One an SAP consultant who became a legal US citizen, a dentist who told me he didn't vote, and a guy who didn't actually have a real job but claimed a DC lobbyist job in the past. I am usually respectful of people's viewpoints that are different from mine. It was around 2004. SAP consultant from South Africa only watched CNN and Bush was "illiterate" but he believes in everything America is about. Dentist guy says I don't really get a say because I didn't vote...And when I challenged the "lobbyist" on something he said that about the War with fact, he SCREAMED, "Laura Bush is an alcoholic!!" I looked up right then after putting up with this kind of shit all night and I apologized to my hosts and said, "Fuck you, Lobbyist. I've put up with your whining all evening and I challenged you to come back with fact and source. None of which you have done. And since Laura Bush isn't calling the shots, it matters not what you think of her and it absolutely has no bearing on the question you were asked." The SAP consultant now wishes Bush were back in office, the dentist has two kids and now votes...the lobbyist is living in his mother's basement because he bankrupted his baby Mama, and is not supporting his three children. (Surpise/sarc)

Posted by: defendUSA at June 02, 2013 06:59 AM (nAHMK)

622 During the interminable run-up to the Iraq War, a liberal lawyer (but I. repeat myself) said to me that Saddam obviously had the support of the Iraqi people, because. he received 99 % of their votes.

Posted by: Jeff Smith at June 02, 2013 08:33 AM (kbG2o)

623 Yahoo headline this morning from AP:

"2 Mexico kidnap victims sons of drug traffickers" ..
"Authorities have been searching desperately for motives of the bizarre crime"

Only the ass kissing, bend over the couch and take it in the ass like $3 hooker dumbasses at AP could come up with that headline and content.

Posted by: halodoc at June 02, 2013 08:53 AM (Fzbp3)

624 Ronald Regan was too liberal to be elected by today's Republican party.

Posted by: @davidgeorge43 at June 02, 2013 09:10 AM (si8rh)

625 Not a specific quote, but I noticed most of those who littered my facebook newsfeed with MA self-affirmations of "Boston Strong" during Lockdown were Dem-constituents of one stripe or other who, coincidentally or not, were the ones who whined whenever the power went out for more than a few hours the past few storms.

Posted by: BuddyPC at June 02, 2013 09:23 AM (bYQ1a)

626 I would think the majority of people, not just liberals, believe the media as a whole has a right wing bias. They never watch the news, so all they believe is out there is Fox, the other networks, and Stewart/Colbert as the lone left wing counterpoints.

Posted by: gasss at June 02, 2013 09:50 AM (MFuKa)

627 At an event in Bay Area, CA a woman was holding forth on how great it was that Obama-care was coming and used all of her "knowledge" of Canadian health care as examples of how perfect "free" health is. I kept asking questions, which she answered in detail, then told her I disagreed. In a pissy voice she asked "how would you know anything about that?" My answer - I immigrated from Canada two years ago, and you've got it all wrong! Bonus? she still doesn't speak to me!

Posted by: mrsingalls at June 02, 2013 10:30 AM (J4Li1)

628 I'm a little bummed you put the KFC one in the post. I was already planning to submit the variant of it I was gobsmacked by once about 10 years ago: That Kentucky Fried Chicken had to change its name because they can't legally call their product chicken because they use (purposefully) genetically-modified birds with 6 legs (MOAR drumsticks!).

All I could do was look at her and ask, "Just how advanced do you think genetic modification is? And how advanced was it in 1991 when they changed their name?!?"

Posted by: Dodd at June 02, 2013 11:18 AM (ZC9/i)

629 By today's standards Eisenhower would be an extreme liberal

Posted by: Pervy Grin at June 02, 2013 11:47 AM (VfvZG)

630 I'm not anti-Semitic, but it's the Jews that are causing all the trouble in the Mideast.

Posted by: Pervy Grin at June 02, 2013 11:54 AM (VfvZG)

631 From two different people on a single Facebook discussion on gun control:

"Cops should be the only ones allowed to have guns."

And...

"I think it's reasonable for someone to be forced to reload after six shots."

Posted by: RampantConsumerism at June 02, 2013 12:26 PM (eDHo4)

632 From a co-worker, to the enthusiastic agreement of a number of other co-workers "I would have voted for McCain if he hadn't picked that idiot Palin as his VP." So they voted for the guy who picked Joe Biden to be a heartbeat away.

I'm not sure this belongs in this particular thread, but I've heard two different democrats who are both very vocal in their belief that republicans are heartless, and who have never met each other, express a shared belief that the death penalty should be abolished because criminals who are that bad should be subjected to a long lifetime of prison rape.

Posted by: AndyN at June 02, 2013 01:24 PM (pc29f)

633 And a bumper sticker we just saw today: "Friends Don't Let Friends Eat Imported Seafood." Really? WTF???

Typical libs - they want to control everything you do or don't do; they want to make everything either mandatory or illegal.

Posted by: BPSCG at June 02, 2013 02:00 PM (YO6qw)

634 I actually met a dumbshit in Alaska who told me that Sarah Palin
actually said she could see Russia from her house. I told her that was
Tina Fey. She called me a liar.

Here in the DC area, we get Chris Plante doing the 9:00 - 12:00 talk radio thing. At least once a day, he refers to "Al Gore's amazing internet."

I use that expression all the time now, especially when there's a lib in the room. Occasionally, one will pipe up and (accurately) inform me that Gore never claimed to have invented the internet.

"As long as Sarah Palin can see Russia from her house, Al Gore invented the internet," is my response.

Shuts them up every single time.

Posted by: BPSCG at June 02, 2013 02:13 PM (YO6qw)

635 First paragraph in my post above was quoting someone else here. For whatever reason, the italics didn't work when I posted.

Posted by: BPSCG at June 02, 2013 02:15 PM (YO6qw)

636 I had a Liberal (who is 7 years older than I) tell me after I had provided some enlightened thought, "opinions expressed at our age can lead to brain calcification", then not wanting to anger me added that was just his opinion.

Posted by: Do Liberals Understand Their Own Words? at June 02, 2013 06:04 PM (Akvfj)

637 "Poverty is a Capitalist problem, which Communism doesn't have to deal with."

Further discussion proved that this individual had no idea what Communism actually was, but was totally All For Communism as some happen to be nowadays.

Posted by: SOCR at June 02, 2013 10:57 PM (2yZsg)

638
I once saw a car with two bumper stickers: one just had a Yin/Yang symbol and said "Martial Arts." The other one said, "You can't simultaneously prepare for and prevent war."

I wish I could have pulled him over and asked himwhat martial arts were for?

Posted by: RKae at June 03, 2013 01:13 AM (YvDa7)

639
626 gasss:

Re: Stewart Colbert: I have lib friends who tell me THAT'S where they get their news. I tell them, "In order to tell a joke, the comedian has to control the information and leave out major chunks of info so that it's a streamlined notion headed in one direction to make the punch line ridiculous." They don't understand. They think they're getting all the info they need.

Posted by: RKae at June 03, 2013 01:18 AM (YvDa7)

640 I recently had a discussion with someone who was droning on about western colonialism. He claimed that the Crusades were fought 2000 years ago by the Roman empire.

Posted by: Matthew at June 03, 2013 08:11 AM (v9uc3)

641 "Saddam never had WMDs"

Posted by: brando at June 03, 2013 11:39 AM (IPGju)

642 I've heard this multiple times and many variants.

When a lib finds out that I'm a deer hunter, they tell me that they can't wait for the deer to grow hands and buy a rifle, and actually shoot me while I'm in the woods.

Now, my standard response is to skip right over the fact that they're telling me that they want me to be killed, and that they have this weird doctor Moreau fetish. That should be friendship ending stuff right there.

I just tell them that it's illegal to hunt during deer season with a rifle in Iowa.

Posted by: brando at June 03, 2013 12:02 PM (IPGju)

643 So many, but here's one from when I was in college.

I was forced to take a "race relations" class which was all about the professor calling the white man evil. I read everything he assigned, then read several additional books debunking all his indoctrination. I shared dissenting beliefs every single class.

One day, after a class where I shared some of the truth about Francis Fanon, a rich black girl with a former Black Panther father came up to me and said that it amazed her that I could feel so comfortable in class expressing all that hatred since I grew up with white male privilege. That I should look at things from the perspective of the poor and disenfranchised instead of being an ignorant white man. She was especially shocked that I expressed such views since no one in the class agreed with me.

I told her that I grew up poor in a minority majority neighborhood where my sister and myself were the only white kids in school. I told her that I had several fellow students come up to me after classes thanking me for speaking up because they didn't know what to say. She just dismissed my remarks and told me that I just didn't get it.

Posted by: NJRob at June 09, 2013 10:23 PM (FVp26)

644 Class lefty and self-described socialist, denouncing economic inequality: It's wrong for the top 20% to have so much wealth. They shouldn't even have 20% of it!
We (including some reasonable liberals) try to explain to him that, questions of principle aside, this was mathematically impossible. If the "top" quintile has less than 20%, every other quintile must also have less than 20%, meaning that the total would be less than 100% of itself.
He never seemed to grasp this. Blind hatred trumps arithmetic. Or maybe he was inadvertentlyadmitting that his plan was equality through general immiseration.

Posted by: Kafer at June 09, 2013 10:57 PM (apzC2)

645 During the Clinton years my step mother told me that she voted for Clinton because "He really feels our pain."

Posted by: Alex at June 10, 2013 12:22 AM (mvyG3)

646 151 The crazy video from Raul Grijalva against the Keystone pipeline is at the head of the line right now for me.
Posted by: no good deed at June 01, 2013 12:28 PM (mjR67)
He disabled comments on that video. Probably couldn't take the ridicule.

Posted by: Max Entropy at June 10, 2013 02:03 AM (Hc0n6)

647 During the '08 election, in the lunch room in work, I said something positive about Sarah PAlin. Our controller looked at me slack-jawed and asked: "Are you a conservative?" I answered "Conservative/Libertarian, yes." He told me "Are you even from here? I never met one or your type before".
This was in San Francisco and I've been a Bay Area resident all of my life. It's fun being a part of the local counter-culture.

Posted by: Max Entropy at June 10, 2013 02:11 AM (Hc0n6)

648 I heard a very liberal teacher, and vice-principal, say, "Thank God for Margeret Sanger". Scary.

Posted by: jmm at June 10, 2013 07:03 AM (CBPsC)

649 I can think of several comments that I think qualify. Here are two.

One was essentially the money you earn isn't really ever yours. It belongs to the government and they let you have some of it. This one surprised me because I've known lots of lefties who agitate for this to be the case in the future. I've not met many who believe this to be the case now.

This one wasn't unpredictable, but it stopped the conversation cold. I was talking with a co-worker about relatives. I mentioned my brother is an Air Force pilot. He says point-blank with no hint of irony or self-reflection, "So he threw his life away." *blink*


Posted by: bonhomme at June 10, 2013 02:35 PM (yKTI2)

650 I was taking a class in International Politics at the U. of Ga. I was loudly bashing Communism in a debate with another liberal. I kid you not, the Harvard-educated professor jumped in and asked "what's WRONG with Communism?"

I said "I dunno, tens of millions of people dead, but HEY let's give it another chance. Are you sure you're up for teaching this class?"

Bastard gave me a "B"

Posted by: Scott at June 10, 2013 07:23 PM (vgDtV)

651 I attended SUNYAlbany in 1990-91 for my library degree. That fall, during Iraq War Part 1, we had a student social, and got to discussing politics. A few said that they didn't think we had any reason to be involved. I looked slightly incredulous and pointed out that we had treaty obligations, and anyway, if you give a dictator an inch, he'll keep on taking, like Hitler and Czechoslovakia. One of the other students, working on becoming a school librarian, looked at me and sneered "We should never have been involved in WWII either!"

I was so stunned that I couldn't even bring up Pearl Harbor, but only "What part of 'Heute Europa, Morgan das Weld?' do you not understand?"

Posted by: LibraryGryffon at June 10, 2013 08:04 PM (UNVNv)






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