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Monday, October 8th, 2012

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  1. #1 |  Timmy Pea | 

    @49 “Romney is a Twit”. Not sure why the word twit is capitalized but so be it. That is exactly why you’re going to lose the election, you don’t understand how smart Romney is. He really is the 1% when it comes to brains, work ethic, business smarts, and decency.

  2. #2 |  Timmy Pea | 

    @49 “his foreign policy it terrifying”. Fake.

  3. #3 |  Rick H. | 

    “He told me, ‘you’re not a threat and you are doing a public service but just be careful next time’”

    I believe I can translate this from copspeak. What the agent is conveying in those last six words is, “Although I have gratuitously ruined your afternoon, implicitly threatening you with terrible things, I will still expect you to pretend that you did something wrong. This farewell lecture is standard in the professional code (even if it’s just a nasty parting shot) because, as a cop, my bloated, fragile ego cannot withstand the slightest hint of self-examination or humility.”

  4. #4 |  Robbo | 

    @30 For me the key thing about Romneys project is he did it with his sons. Sure you can pay a contractor to build something for you, but to work together on something useful with your sons is worth a lot more than money. Riccardo does not apply.

  5. #5 |  jmcross | 

    @50 ” The September 2008 panic was caused because it became clear the worlds largest economy was going to run by a socialist…”
    Fake. Laughably fake.

  6. #6 |  MassHole | 

    Timmy Pea,

    Please provide some more of your in depth economic analysis. I could use the laughs today.

  7. #7 |  Linda | 

    FBI/picture taking story- So, how would this have turned out if this man was NOT a volunteer with the weather service, with “legitimate” reason to be taking photographs? What if he were just an average guy who happened to see an interesting cloud he wanted to get a picture of?

  8. #8 |  MH | 

    Or worse, what if he wanted to take a picture of the refinery, just because it made an interesting picture?

  9. #9 |  jmcross | 

    My job frequently puts me at industrial locations; power plants, refineries, chemical plants, mines, etc. I have lotsa pix that I’ve taken without any drama. Industrial architecture can be beautiful and compelling. Smokestacks towering out of the morning fog on the Ohio River is like something out of The Lord of The Rings. Sunrise on a west Texas refinery looks like science fiction.

  10. #10 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    @#42

    Why are Americans so willing to spend HALF of our resources on “defense”? Hey Republicans!

    Actually happened to me last month. FBI agent showed up (sorry, cannot say why…but you can go ahead and guess). I explained that I don’t make statements to any state agents and that my lawyer will contact him. He was nice and I bid him “good day, sir”. This is not the first time I’ve used this line and I’ve never had a confrontation over it.

  11. #11 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    If the enjoyment you get from gardening is actually enough that you get more utility from an hour of gardening than you do from an additional hour of work, then you should work less and start a part time job gardening for other people.

    This is silly. How in hell is it hard to understand that after debugging other people’s code for 60 hours a person would enjoy riding a mower for an hour on the weekend? That doesn’t mean he/she wants to mow for 60 hours and take a pay reduction of 80%.

    But, debug for a 61st hour or mow for hour 1? That’s a pretty easy choice.

    Please, people, don’t try conducting economics without a license.

  12. #12 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    I remember reading this site back in 2008 and it was very pro Obama.

    Does anyone else remember this like Timmy Pea? And by “anyone” I mean one of the folks with over 400 posts.

    Of course Timmy might just be reminding us all that being critical of Bush means you must be a Democrat (and switchy-itchy).

  13. #13 |  el coronado | 

    “…and by ‘anyone’, I mean one of the folks with 400+ posts.”

    WTF is this shit? Leftwing/KOS echo chamber rules & regs? Thurston Howell III listening only to “*our* kind of people, Lovey!”?? Whatever happened to ‘Let 1000 flowers bloom’?

  14. #14 |  Timmy Pea | 

    This is a great day! The day that left wing liberal idiots like Radley Balko get to abandon Obama because he has lost his lead and will soon be a disgraced and defeated president. Since Romney’s foreign policy scares him so much, or should I say “frightens” him so much. He must be happy that Obama is thinking about bombing an aspirin factory in Libya. Who says frighten?

  15. #15 |  Timmy Pea | 

    Where’s the Sesame Street meme? Aren’t you going to show a anti-Romney Sesame Street meme to show that you are in lock step support of our president and you’re buddies at the other lefty sites.

  16. #16 |  Mattocracy | 

    Timmy,

    Please go away. You’re an infant.

  17. #17 |  Timmy Pea | 

    Matt what do you mean go away? I’m sitting in front of a laptop in my home.

  18. #18 |  a leap at the wheel | 

    #32 – If the enjoyment you get from gardening is actually enough that you get more utility from an hour of gardening than you do from an additional hour of work, then you should work less and start a part time job gardening for other people.

    I can’t even begin to unpack all of the problems with your logic here.

  19. #19 |  Darwin | 

    Posting this silly article on Mitt Romney and the comments about it expose you as the Republicans you really are. If you were really Libertarians you would want nothing to do with him.

  20. #20 |  Jeff | 

    I’m an undecided millenial in a swing state (NC). Profile me, dammit!

  21. #21 |  Jeff | 

    (Granted, undecided between Obama and Johnson isn’t as sexy. But come on, isn’t that more interesting?)

  22. #22 |  MH | 

    “Profile me, dammit!”

    I take it you’re not a black guy or a Muslim. ;-)

  23. #23 |  Mattocracy | 

    “Posting this silly article on Mitt Romney and the comments about it expose you as the Republicans you really are. If you were really Libertarians you would want nothing to do with him.”

    Wow. I hope you’re kidding. What a thoughtless conclusion to make.