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itt: Stupidest comment ever uttered by a congressmen

This must be a bi-partisan effort. I will go first...John Le...
Indubya, indubya
  01/20/11
he's probably right. dark meat is delicious
18nufoycdD6vEFmNKdALJPpwj4kZ5h17Pi
  01/20/11
Shark says: This is true, brother. But when the slave trade ...
Indubya, indubya
  01/20/11
i dunno, he's in congress so he must be smart
18nufoycdD6vEFmNKdALJPpwj4kZ5h17Pi
  01/20/11
really of all things, this?? this seems somewhat plausible....
Ataraxia
  01/20/11
Can you link a story to this? I can only find forum shit. GA...
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  01/20/11
sheila jackson lee has said some pretty dumb things. i imagi...
JFC
  01/20/11
she went to yale and then UVA law, too.
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http://www.examiner.com/public-policy-in-louisville/is-sheil...
biglaw associate downloading client lists @ 11pm
  01/20/11
OK...I came here to poast the Sheila Jackson Lee Mars-thing....
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  01/20/11
holy fucking shit.
Ataraxia
  01/20/11
wow wtf
baby boomer espousing benefits of home ownership
  01/20/11
Lee obtained a B.A. in political science from Yale Universit...
Mann02.
  01/20/11
so prestigious
baby boomer espousing benefits of home ownership
  01/20/11
she is a grade A retard. She looks like Francine from Arthur
The Dark Knight
  01/20/11
...
Kurtlos Eichenwalderrama and the Copa Hential
  01/20/11
http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&am...
Indubya, indubya
  01/20/11
was she the one who suggested taking over the entire oil ind...
Indubya, indubya
  01/20/11
Apparently the last guy may have had a stroke and been brain...
DoodlyFriend
  01/20/11
i hate to make this about race, but what a stupid nigger
Pussy Galore
  01/20/11
http://washingtonscene.thehill.com/in-the-know/36-news/3169-...
Casa Gozo
  01/20/11
Lets be non-racist...please include a comparably ignorant co...
Indubya, indubya
  01/20/11
I defy you to find one. I cannot find any that are in the sa...
Library Bathroom Holocaust
  01/20/11
Found One He wasn't in Congress at the time, but was a f...
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This. Michelle Bachmann says some crazy stuff, but this wins...
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Thing is, there's a difference between a one-off dumb line, ...
Casa Gozo
  01/20/11
even Bachmann's most outageous statement was totally taken o...
Indubya, indubya
  01/20/11
I'm not a witch...I'm more than you heard...Autotuned, baby....
Indubya, indubya
  01/20/11
She also said that a million people attended Beck's rally.
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  01/20/11
yeah, thats just pandering...it makes tactical sense to make...
Indubya, indubya
  01/20/11
You honestly think he is being serious
Alpha Dog
  01/20/11
*Is literally literal dude idiot*
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  01/20/11
Literal was used appropriately
Indubya, indubya
  01/20/11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZczIgVXjg Good lord, he ...
Library Bathroom Holocaust
  01/20/11
Well, if he had just bothered to ask Mr. Iwo Jima and Ms. Ta...
Indubya, indubya
  01/20/11
fuck basic military history, this guy has no grasp of the en...
Library Bathroom Holocaust
  01/20/11
no mention of his total incomprehension of our most basic pr...
Ataraxia
  01/20/11
Plate tectonics wasnt mainstream until the 70s
fuckebe (better than all y'all)
  01/20/11
snap
Indubya, indubya
  01/20/11
how many reported cases of islands capsizing happened before...
Ataraxia
  01/20/11
atlantis was rumored to have tipped over...
Indubya, indubya
  01/20/11
In before the series of tubes (why hasn't this been poasted ...
texasLawlz (t14)
  01/20/11
he sounded like elmer fudd...stuttering and what not...but i...
Indubya, indubya
  01/20/11
i dont get it. why doesn't his analogy work?
JFC
  01/20/11
somewhat because traffic doesn't slow delivery of email the ...
Library Bathroom Holocaust
  01/20/11
so does traffic slow down the internet or not? not flame, ju...
JFC
  01/20/11
Basically, no. There are technical ways for it to occur b...
Library Bathroom Holocaust
  01/20/11
i had a law professor make his exact analogy, actually refer...
Ataraxia
  01/20/11
because it is a reasonable analogy that fairly describes the...
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  01/20/11
i thought this would be a giffords thread
there's a wocket in my pocket
  01/20/11
Oh yeah, that reminds me, one black congressmen suggested th...
Indubya, indubya
  01/20/11
go gaytuh
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Haha came here to poast this. Corinne Brown sets this mark ...
Lemma Time
  01/20/11
"I thought about just a common sense way to describe th...
Dick Trickle, RIP
  01/20/11
its only stupid if your predisposed to assume everything and...
Indubya, indubya
  01/20/11
Umm, no. Using a racially charged term like that in an u...
Dick Trickle, RIP
  01/20/11
Another classic from the Virginia Foxx file: http://www.y...
Dick Trickle, RIP
  01/20/11
Why is the phrase "tar baby" offensive again?
Warren Wilhelm, Jr.
  01/20/11
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1221764,00.ht...
Dick Trickle, RIP
  01/20/11
The concept of tar baby goes way back, according to Words@Ra...
Warren Wilhelm, Jr.
  01/20/11
Yes, I'm sure the OED lists it as a racial slur only because...
Dick Trickle, RIP
  01/20/11
That was the only tidbit cited by Time.
Warren Wilhelm, Jr.
  01/20/11
you are a disingenuous faggot if you are suggesting the only...
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  01/20/11
isnt he merely stating that was the origins of the offensive...
Indubya, indubya
  01/20/11
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar_baby Arent you concerned...
Indubya, indubya
  01/20/11
this is not an innocuous widely used phrase that suddenly go...
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  01/20/11
perhaps, but you have to look at context when a word has dua...
Indubya, indubya
  01/20/11
whats wrong with saying "tar baby"? it isn't racis...
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  01/20/11
How about the rep who asked that admiral if US troop presenc...
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  01/20/11
see above...somebody linked to the youtube vid
Indubya, indubya
  01/20/11
I forgot about Dan Burton's Plexiglass bubble bill, which he...
Dick Trickle, RIP
  01/20/11
http://www.aolnews.com/2011/01/14/opinion-who-are-the-consti...
Indubya, indubya
  01/20/11
rofl
Pussy Galore
  01/20/11
1million80
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Date: January 20th, 2011 8:32 AM
Author: Indubya, indubya

This must be a bi-partisan effort. I will go first...John Lewis claiming that the slave trade, by dumping slaves overboard, permanently altered the Migratory Patterns for Sharks. I'm no shark, but i feel i can speak for them when i say, well, thats just not true.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098238)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 8:34 AM
Author: 18nufoycdD6vEFmNKdALJPpwj4kZ5h17Pi


he's probably right. dark meat is delicious

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098240)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 8:39 AM
Author: Indubya, indubya

Shark says: This is true, brother. But when the slave trade ended my genetic hardwiring compelled me and my offspring to return to our regular strolls around the Atlantic and Caribbean.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098243)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 8:41 AM
Author: 18nufoycdD6vEFmNKdALJPpwj4kZ5h17Pi


i dunno, he's in congress so he must be smart

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098250)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 11:20 AM
Author: Ataraxia

really of all things, this?? this seems somewhat plausible. to me.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098828)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 5:01 PM
Author: ...,....,,,...;..,,....,,,;,,,,.,.,.....,,,.....


Can you link a story to this? I can only find forum shit. GA is embarrassing. Forget the guy's name (another GA MoC), but he thought that guam was going to tip over if they didn't stop population growth.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17101093)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 9:00 AM
Author: JFC

sheila jackson lee has said some pretty dumb things. i imagine there's a website devoted to them

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098279)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 9:03 AM
Author: ,.,..,.,..,.,.,.,..,.,.,,..,..,.,,..,.,,.


she went to yale and then UVA law, too.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098286)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 9:03 AM
Author: biglaw associate downloading client lists @ 11pm

http://www.examiner.com/public-policy-in-louisville/is-sheila-jackson-lee-really-that-stupid

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098288)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 9:49 AM
Author: .,.,..,,,.,..,.,.,,,,.,.,.,...,,.,.,,,.,....,


OK...I came here to poast the Sheila Jackson Lee Mars-thing...but you've got it.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098441)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 11:25 AM
Author: Ataraxia

holy fucking shit.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098867)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 12:01 PM
Author: baby boomer espousing benefits of home ownership (is 10 times as slick)

wow wtf

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17099050)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 4:55 PM
Author: Mann02.

Lee obtained a B.A. in political science from Yale University in 1972, followed by a J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School in 1975

ROFL

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17101047)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 4:58 PM
Author: baby boomer espousing benefits of home ownership (is 10 times as slick)

so prestigious

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17101069)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 9:03 AM
Author: The Dark Knight (http://i.imgur.com/yJM4R.gif)

she is a grade A retard. She looks like Francine from Arthur

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098289)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 11:20 AM
Author: Kurtlos Eichenwalderrama and the Copa Hential (Greetings)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098832)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 2:34 PM
Author: Indubya, indubya

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=francine+from+arthur

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17099850)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 9:04 AM
Author: Indubya, indubya

was she the one who suggested taking over the entire oil industry? Or the one who said that repealing obamacare would be unconsitutional? or the one who said the "pursuit of happiness" was in the constitution and thus validated the health care plan? or the one who said there were 5,000 dead new orleanians in a swamp outside of the city? Killed by the feds and local police? or the one who said Guam would tip over if too many more marines were placed on the island? (he later said it was a metaphor..but it most certainly, certainly, wasnt a metaphor when he spoke those fuck-stupid half-english sentences

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098290)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 9:56 AM
Author: DoodlyFriend

Apparently the last guy may have had a stroke and been brain damaged.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098477)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 2:30 PM
Author: Pussy Galore

i hate to make this about race, but what a stupid nigger

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17099826)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 9:06 AM
Author: Casa Gozo

http://washingtonscene.thehill.com/in-the-know/36-news/3169-rep-hank-johnson-guam-could-tip-over-and-capsize

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098295)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 9:07 AM
Author: Indubya, indubya

Lets be non-racist...please include a comparably ignorant comment by a lily-white member of congress

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098298)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 9:25 AM
Author: Library Bathroom Holocaust (Try talking trash and I'll come with my Smith & Wesson)

I defy you to find one. I cannot find any that are in the same ballpark of ignorance than asking if the mars rover found the moon flag yet. Or renewing peace talks between north and south Vietnam.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098352)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 4:55 PM
Author: .,.,...,..,.,.,:,,:,...,:::,...,:,.,.:..:.,:.::,


Found One

He wasn't in Congress at the time, but was a former member.

Mars is essentially in the same orbit... Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water. If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe.

Dan Quayle, 8/11/89

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17101052)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 9:28 AM
Author: ...,,.:;,.::::,..::.....::::,;;............;;;::..


This. Michelle Bachmann says some crazy stuff, but this wins for utter cluelessness.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098360)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 9:30 AM
Author: Casa Gozo

Thing is, there's a difference between a one-off dumb line, or an obvious IRL troll, or flaming, or whatever; and people who fundamentally don't understand how the real world operates. I think people like Bachmann and Frank and other losers have a bunch of dumb shit. But it's usually the kind of flame-bait trolling dumb shit. Not like this.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098369)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 9:36 AM
Author: Indubya, indubya

even Bachmann's most outageous statement was totally taken out of context...she wasnt imploring her constituents to become "armed and dangerous" literally. She made the comment within the context of arming oneself with information regarding the cap and trade bullshit so they could respond intelligently to proponents of the policy...very disingenuous reporting by the likes of Paul-douch-slurpping krugman and ezra suck-balls klein

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098390)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 9:38 AM
Author: Indubya, indubya

I'm not a witch...I'm more than you heard...Autotuned, baby...what a cuntfart, O'Donnell was...but like you said, more a one-off stupid comment. Not so systematically stupid as to make the hair on your arms stand up...a la hank johnson and guam

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098400)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 9:44 AM
Author: ...,,.:;,.::::,..::.....::::,;;............;;;::..


She also said that a million people attended Beck's rally.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098422)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 9:45 AM
Author: Indubya, indubya

yeah, thats just pandering...it makes tactical sense to make that claim.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098427)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 10:09 AM
Author: Alpha Dog

You honestly think he is being serious

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098554)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 10:13 AM
Author: .,.,,...,.,.,.,:,,:,...,:::.,...,:,.,.:...:.,,.::,


*Is literally literal dude idiot*

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098573)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 10:14 AM
Author: Indubya, indubya

Literal was used appropriately

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098579)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 9:47 AM
Author: Library Bathroom Holocaust (Try talking trash and I'll come with my Smith & Wesson)

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

Good lord, he can't even describe the level of stupidity. "It's uhhh uhhh uhhh uhh about 7 miles wide at the spot where it is uhhh uhhhhh uhhhh least widest."

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098435)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 9:58 AM
Author: Indubya, indubya

Well, if he had just bothered to ask Mr. Iwo Jima and Ms. Tarawa whether they tipped over after the influx of 100,000 Marines, he could have avoided the sublimely nuanced depiction of his idiocy. Both Mr. Iwo Jima and Ms. Tarawa would have happily reponded that they were still upright and all was good...of course he would have had to know just basic, basic american military history to even ask the question...which he no doubt never bothered to learn.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098492)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 10:10 AM
Author: Library Bathroom Holocaust (Try talking trash and I'll come with my Smith & Wesson)

fuck basic military history, this guy has no grasp of the english fucking language. A 9 year old with down syndrome and on 5 hits of acid could speak more eloquently than this assbag, and he's running our fucking country. This just exemplifies what is wrong with America these days.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098559)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 11:33 AM
Author: Ataraxia

no mention of his total incomprehension of our most basic principles of physical science?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098915)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 2:15 PM
Author: fuckebe (better than all y'all)

Plate tectonics wasnt mainstream until the 70s

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17099727)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 2:18 PM
Author: Indubya, indubya

snap

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17099746)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 4:53 PM
Author: Ataraxia

how many reported cases of islands capsizing happened before then?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17101037)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 4:56 PM
Author: Indubya, indubya

atlantis was rumored to have tipped over...

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17101059)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 10:02 AM
Author: texasLawlz (t14)

In before the series of tubes (why hasn't this been poasted yet? Because he was a senator?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f99PcP0aFNE

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098516)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 10:07 AM
Author: Indubya, indubya

he sounded like elmer fudd...stuttering and what not...but i wont dance on his grave

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098540)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 10:27 AM
Author: JFC

i dont get it. why doesn't his analogy work?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098621)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 10:35 AM
Author: Library Bathroom Holocaust (Try talking trash and I'll come with my Smith & Wesson)

somewhat because traffic doesn't slow delivery of email the way he described, but mostly because he doesn't really understand that the internet's "tubes" can't really be strained the way he describes

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098655)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 10:38 AM
Author: JFC

so does traffic slow down the internet or not? not flame, just dumb

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098671)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 10:44 AM
Author: Library Bathroom Holocaust (Try talking trash and I'll come with my Smith & Wesson)

Basically, no.

There are technical ways for it to occur but it's much like the urban legend about everyone in a city flushing their toilets at the same time - the circumstances under which it occur are infinitesimally small.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098689)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 11:34 AM
Author: Ataraxia

i had a law professor make his exact analogy, actually referencing this quote, noting it was not a bad analogy. an expert in the field.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098923)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 4:51 PM
Author: .,.,...,..,..,.,:,,:,,..,:::,.,.,:,.,.:..:.,:.::,,


because it is a reasonable analogy that fairly describes the working of the internet?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17101021)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 10:08 AM
Author: there's a wocket in my pocket (<3s avocados)

i thought this would be a giffords thread

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098550)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 10:14 AM
Author: Indubya, indubya

Oh yeah, that reminds me, one black congressmen suggested that the giffords shooting was related in some way to the recitation of the constitution on the house floor.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098576)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 10:11 AM
Author: ....,,,.,.,..,...,...,.,,.,,.,,,,.,.....,


go gaytuh

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098560)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 10:15 AM
Author: Lemma Time

Haha came here to poast this. Corinne Brown sets this mark whenever she opens her mouth.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098580)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 10:48 AM
Author: Dick Trickle, RIP

"I thought about just a common sense way to describe this to people: the Democrats have a tar baby on their hands and they simply can't get away from it. They are stuck on this problem."

She reiterated, "They've got a tar baby. They are not going to shift it off to the Republicans."

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/sleuth/2009/04/rep_virginia_foxx_r-nc_a.html

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098710)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 10:57 AM
Author: Indubya, indubya

its only stupid if your predisposed to assume everything and everyone is racist...

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098736)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 11:06 AM
Author: Dick Trickle, RIP

Umm, no.

Using a racially charged term like that in an unrelated context is pretty much always stupid because your point will be completely lost in the ensuing sideshow.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098769)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 11:08 AM
Author: Dick Trickle, RIP

Another classic from the Virginia Foxx file:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWm2zGTZBM0

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098773)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 11:10 AM
Author: Warren Wilhelm, Jr.

Why is the phrase "tar baby" offensive again?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098783)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 11:19 AM
Author: Dick Trickle, RIP

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1221764,00.html

The Oxford English Dictionary (but not the print version of its American counterpart) says that tar baby is a derogatory term used for "a black or a Maori."



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098823)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 11:23 AM
Author: Warren Wilhelm, Jr.

The concept of tar baby goes way back, according to Words@Random from Random House: "The tar baby is a form of a character widespread in African folklore. In various folktales, gum, wax or other sticky material is used to trap a person." The term itself was popularized by the 19th-century Uncle Remus stories by Joel Chandler Harris, in which the character Br'er Fox makes a doll out of tar to ensnare his nemesis Br'er Rabbit. The Oxford American Dictionary defines tar baby much like Romney used it, "a difficult problem, that is only aggravated by attempts to solve it."

The discussion of how it's offensive is limited to one offhanded use of it in an Updike novel discussing a white woman who likes black men.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098852)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 11:26 AM
Author: Dick Trickle, RIP

Yes, I'm sure the OED lists it as a racial slur only because John Updike used it in that way once.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098876)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 11:33 AM
Author: Warren Wilhelm, Jr.

That was the only tidbit cited by Time.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098917)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 11:42 AM
Author: .,.,...,..,.,.,:,,:,,..,:::,...,:..,.:..:.,:.::,.


you are a disingenuous faggot if you are suggesting the only racially charged connotation of tar baby is one obscure use in one updike novel. its been slang for nigger for a long fucking time moron.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098959)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 11:49 AM
Author: Indubya, indubya

isnt he merely stating that was the origins of the offensive use of the term?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17099000)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 11:22 AM
Author: Indubya, indubya

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar_baby

Arent you concerned that, one by one, completely valid phrases and terms are being wiped out for the sake of placating a small group of hyper-sensitive mcdouches? By limiting what can be said, you ultimately limit what can be thought....I am paraphrasing somebody, there...forget who

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098841)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 11:44 AM
Author: .,.,...,..,.,.,:,,:,,..,:::,...,:..,.:..:.,:.::,.


this is not an innocuous widely used phrase that suddenly got targeted by the PC crowd. my fucking grandma even used tar baby for nigger. maybe you greasy jews havent heard it, it was real common at one point as a euphemism in the south.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098970)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 11:48 AM
Author: Indubya, indubya

perhaps, but you have to look at context when a word has dual meanings...its patently obvious that the bitch from Congress wasn't employing the term in the manner you reference...Typically, the "offense" taken is merely an oppurtunistic ploy to accuse a political opponent of racism without having to state any proof...Tried and True...I highly doubt more than a few of the many claiming to be offended actually were. As a political strategy, its highly effective...

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17098996)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 4:53 PM
Author: .,.,...,..,..,.,:,,:,,..,:::,.,.,:,.,.:..:.,:.::,,


whats wrong with saying "tar baby"? it isn't racist.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17101038)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 12:13 PM
Author: .,.,,..,.,.,,.,.,.,,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,


How about the rep who asked that admiral if US troop presence would cause Guam to capsize bc its such a small island?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17099112)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 1:34 PM
Author: Indubya, indubya

see above...somebody linked to the youtube vid

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17099500)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 2:25 PM
Author: Dick Trickle, RIP

I forgot about Dan Burton's Plexiglass bubble bill, which he recently reintroduced.

"What this bill does is it would authorize a study to look at enclosing the chamber, the gallery chamber, with Plexiglas so that somebody can't throw a bomb down on the floor and kill a lot of us," Burton explained in testimony before the House Rules Committee.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/sleuth/2009/06/_rep_dan_burton_r-ind.html

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17099797)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 2:26 PM
Author: Indubya, indubya

http://www.aolnews.com/2011/01/14/opinion-who-are-the-constitutional-illiterates/

Here you go...dumbest people in america are.....

Elected Officials

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17099806)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 2:41 PM
Author: Pussy Galore

rofl

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17099926)



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Date: January 20th, 2011 4:56 PM
Author: .,.,,...,.,.,.,:,,:,...,:::.,...,:,.,.:...:.,,.::,


1million80

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1540818&forum_id=2#17101057)