Left begins ‘Romneyfication’ of rich, anti-science Sen. Marco Rubio

It’s easy to tell how seriously the Left takes the threat of a Marco Rubio presidential candidacy in 2016. Never mind what he said in his response to the president’s state of the union address, and forget what he said about his own life. His opponents would like you to know that he’s practically Mitt Romney.

Class warfare? What class warfare? You didn’t know that Rubio is an out-of-touch rich dude? Get this: according to Buzzfeed, he’s been seen working out at the swanky Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Fla. Swanky.

Now that we know Rubio’s claim of being middle class is obviously a sham, can we talk about his rejection of science? The president, you see, believes in the “overwhelming judgment of science.” You don’t need more proof than that, do you?

Rubio? He doesn’t even know the government could control the weather if only more Democrats were elected.

No, he’s not building a weather-controlling machine. He just wants to use the one Bush used to create Hurricane Katrina, duh.

Let’s see if some other rich, anti-science conservatives were snowed by Rubio’s act.

  • Terry_Jim

    Obama gets kudos for being “Pro-science” from the left.
    Which science? Not math. Not economics.

    • TheAmishDude

      Not any science. They “believe in” science. They treat it as if it were a religion. Priests and sacrifices. The whole works.

      • R0nin

        Absolutely. It’s what I call “Scientism”.

      • marylandman

        No one treats science like a religion. In fact, that’s impossible. Religion is based on faith (and stupidity) while science is based on fact. Believing facts is never equivalent to believing fairy tales.

        • Slapweasel

          Tell that to an environmentalist before he tries to stick an imaginary hockey-stick up your ass.

          • marylandman

            That statement means nothing.

          • Slapweasel

            To the ignorant? You are correct.

          • marylandman

            As much fun as it is to “debate” you (read: Me explaining facts and you calling me an ignorant idiot) I think I’ve had about enough. I tried my best today to educate the unwilling. I can drive home from work feeling fulfilled. Hope you like losing national elections, cause that’s what’s gonna keep happening in the future :)

          • Slapweasel

            Why should I waste my time and considerable mathematical skills on someone who ignores numbers? …someone who cites “The Atlantic”. …someone whose statist beliefs are so devout that he has no idea where the 2008 crisis came from?

            Should I provide links? Should I cite unrevised history? Should I teach you basic addition and subtraction? Why? Your ignorance has shone through and I’m glad I could be there to piss on your parade.

            -The Self-Proclaimed Voice of Truth and Reason
            -Your Friendly Neighborhood Slapweasel

            P.S.: This wasn’t a “debate”. This me treating a tool like a tool.

          • marylandman

            I’m glad we agree that you’re a tool. Enjoy Obama for the next 4 years and enjoy Hillary after that!

          • Slapweasel

            I thought you’d “had enough” and you were going to “…drive home feeling fulfilled.” Much like the politicians you support, you should accomplish nothing and feel fulfilled.

            The only way to top that off would be to steal from a group of kids on the way home to fill up your tank and “donate” to another failed government idea.

            Enjoy bankrupting the economy and the moral fiber!
            …and you’ll probably want to get out of the government-subsidized “crystal ball” business.

  • ERMERGERD

    I’m biting at the Bill Maher tweet up there. It’s just so unbelievable. Omoron has added more debt than any president ever. I cannot honestly believe someone, even that a-hole, would be able to type such a blatant lie. It’s mind boggling. Accusing Rubio of lying, when you are the one doing so. It honestly gave me a headache.

    • EastValleyConservative

      His audience buys what he is selling without fact checking. Ever. They consider him a news source. Remember when he said on his show “Americans are STUPID.” and the audience clapped like seals?

    • BlueStateRepub

      Commies don’t consider it lying. To them, the end always justifies the means.

    • marylandman

      Bush IS in fact the one who ruined our budget. He put two wars, a medicare expansion and huge tax cuts on the American credit card and turned Clinton’s surplus into a deficit. Also, Bush wrecked the entire economy causing high unemployment and decimating our tax revenue. Obama was supposed to immediately stop both wars, raise taxes, and fix unemployment in the face of an obstructionist Republican House? Bush put us in a terrible situation that Obama has done his best with. Other than the stimulus (which was gutted by Republicans and not a TRUE stimulus) Obama has shrunk the size of government and our deficit is finally shrinking. Take a look at history, deficits typically BALLOON when Republicans are in office and then the fiscally responsible Democrats end up stuck with their messes.

      • Vivian Perez

        Question: Do they pay you by the amount of absurd, nonsense letters you write?

        • marylandman

          Yes, 1 million Obamabucks per letter.

          • Vivian Perez

            Stop… You’re contributing to the Obama’s deficit!!!

      • ERMERGERD

        LOL I stopped paying attention after you mentioned the Clinton surplus myth. It was projected for one year, never happened though. Then also the “Obama shrunk the size of government”. LOLOLOLOL Nice try, though.

        • marylandman

          Why am I not surprised that you stop reading something the minute it doesn’t fit your desired narrative? The last three years of Clinton’s presidency all had budget surpluses. Government employs 600,000 less people now than when Obama took office but I guess simple math is too difficult for you to comprehend.

          • Slapweasel

            Yup… he had no choice. When your policies are enough to turn the House over to republicans for the first time in decades?

            …you “pivot” to what Americans are telling you.

            Give Obama a call and “clue him in”.

            Also, when the Federal Government pays for States to employ more government employees, does that count against your “mathemagic”?

          • marylandman

            Doesn’t change the fact that Republican presidents are the main contributors to our debt. But go ahead, ignore all context and pretend that we aren’t still feeling the effects of the godawful Bush years.

          • Slapweasel

            It’s too bad that the President continued all of those policies throughout his first term, is it not? Context, amigo. You throw that around like you know what it means.

          • marylandman

            Yes, it IS too bad that Obama continued with REPUBLICAN policies. I’m glad we agree. Hopefully now we can get back to some Democratic policies and get this country moving again.

          • Kate

            You mean the same Democratic policies that have made Chicago, Detroit, DC and Oakland shining beacons of utopia?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sfc-Mac/608196608 Sfc Mac

        Dude, have you actually taken a good look at Obama’s out of control spending habits? His socialist destruction of our economy will take years to unscrew. He demonizes successful entrepreneurs (job creators) and has an obsessive hatred of free market enterprise.
        Capitalism and earned wealth chafe his scrawny ass. He was schooled in Marxism at an early age, and has done as much damage to freedom, democracy, and the capitalist- based economy as he possibly can.
        This miserable failure that occupies the White House hasn’t done much in his life to earn anything. He’s never owned or run a business, but he’s running this country into the ground. Almost 24 million Americans are out of work, the unemployment rate is 7.9%, the real unemployment rate (underemployed, quit looking for work, unemployment benefits ran out) is 15%, and 47% of this country is on food stamps. Congratulations, sweetpea. You helped re-install a socialist Frankenstein who is in the process of ‘fundamentally transforming’ America into a Banana Republic.

        • marylandman

          This is some of the most idiotic drivel I have ever read. Read a history book and come back when you have some context. Only a thin-skinned ignoramus could actually think Obama is demonizing “job creators.” If you think Obama is a socialist, you’re a moron. If you think he’s a capitalist-hating dictator who wants to destroy America, you should probably be institutionalized.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sfc-Mac/608196608 Sfc Mac

            As opposed to the idiotic drivel you present as an “argument”. If you can’t see that Obama is a socialist, then you’re the moron.

            Your proctologist called. He found your head.
            Blaming Bush for all of his economic f**ckups won’t change the fact that he owns this bad economy.

          • marylandman

            And you saying that he owns this bad economy wont change the fact that Bush and the Republicans hold much of the responsibility. Even after Bush, Republicans share the blame. Without Republican obstructionism maybe we would have had a chance to see what Obama’s policies really could have done for the country but thanks to Republicans we had the least productive Congress in history. Nothing to be proud of.

          • marylandman

            And you saying that he owns this bad economy wont change the fact that Bush and the Republicans hold much of the responsibility. Even after Bush, Republicans share the blame. Without Republican obstructionism maybe we would have had a chance to see what Obama’s policies really could have done for the country but thanks to Republicans we had the least productive Congress in history. Nothing to be proud of.

  • jzdiablo

    Do NONE of these people notice that Obama has approximately one shitload of “rich” buddies himself? We’re talking about a guy who spends OUR money (NOT his) on throwing lavish dinner parties, playing way too much golf as a hobby, and routinely jet-setting to playgrounds of the rich and famous. When do you think was the last time Obama enjoyed a conversation with someone who wasn’t a lobbyist or kiss-ass?

    • Garth Haycock

      Remember, it’s only wrong if conservatives do it.

    • Matthew Koch

      Is a shitload more than a gross?

    • oneword

      he surround himself with rich people only

  • Maxx

    Liberals despise that which they fear. Simple as that. Give ’em time….by 2016, they’ll have ads showing Rubio in a white suit yelling “say hello to my little friend.”

    • marylandman

      I believed you’ve confused your political parties. It’s Republicans who depict Obama as an African witch doctor and Kenyan socialist. Democrats don’t stoop to that level.

      • Vivian Perez

        No, you’re right… democrats stoop down beyond that level… they get together and do the filfthy “Occupy” thing.

        • marylandman

          Yes let’s disparage citizens for using their rights to assemble and protest. I thought you guys were the party of the Constitution? Then again, I thought you were the party of liberty but you’d like to regulate what I do in my bedroom. Hypocrite.

          • Slapweasel

            And you apologize for rapes, robberies, trespassing, assault and vandalism.

            I’ll tell you what. I’ve got NO PROBLEM getting out of your bedroom.

            Now… YOU you get out of my car, my garage, my electrical outlets, my hospital, my vending machine, my soft-drink, my grocery store, my light-fixtures, my insulation, my beer, my lawn-care and my shaving cream.

            …stick to ROADS, like you promised.

            …By the way, how are those shovel-ready roads coming along?

          • marylandman

            Haha okay, you need to go live in Somalia then. Show me one libertarian country that works. Just one. Can’t? Okay, to Somalia with you to live in your “paradise.”

          • Slapweasel

            Somalia is Libertarian? You DO wear you ass as a hat! Maybe you think Detroit is libertarian too. Do pirates come from Pittsburgh? What else do you have up that sleeve of yours? Okay, to Detroit with you to live in your “paradise”.

          • Mellow Melon

            Dude, come on. Both parties are guilty of character assassination. People have called Obama a. Kenyan Muslim. People have also called Romney a soulless robot who murders people’s spouses. One thing I cannot abide is hypocrisy, and this is why I just can’t support the Democratic Party. They say they are loving, tolerant, and open-minded; but really they are anything but. I don’t mind if you dislike people disagreeing with you and want to call them names – but don’t try to disguise it as tolerance and acceptance.

          • marylandman

            What? When does anyone call someone a name but try to disguise it as tolerance and acceptance? You also completely ignored what we were talking about. Maxx said that liberals would put out ads depecting Marco Rubio as Tony Montana, which of course has racial implications. I then pointed out that it is Republicans who race bait and call Obama racial slurs and racially charged terms. Also, since when is being a Kenyan Muslim character assassination? Only in a racist and intolerant Republican’s view would being African and having a different religion than Christianity be considered a character flaw.

            And you say you can’t support the Democrat party because they won’t tolerate intolerance? That is an ignorant statement. You prefer a party that foments homophobia and racism to a party that is vocal in their opposition to homophobia and racism? I can barely wrap my head around that statement. All you conservatives whine about the PC police when other people don’t like what you’re saying. Those people have the same right to free speech that you do so quit whining about liberals not tolerating intolerance. Free speech goes both ways.

          • Mellow Melon

            But…you just said it was offensive to call him a “Kenyan socialist.” So I presume it would be equally offensive to call him a “Kenyan Muslim,” considering that he is neither. I am unsure exactly what racial slurs Obama has been called publicly. He has not been called a nigger, a coon, a half-white dog, a mulatto, or a darky. He has been called arrogant, obnoxious, prideful, dogmatic, etc. However, these are not racial slurs, as they have been just as liberally applied to presidents of the past, like Bush, Clinton, Reagan, etc.

            I don’t like the Democratic Party because they say they tolerate everyone, but if a black person supports conservative ideas, they are called “house nigger” and “porch monkey,” like Stacey Dash was. Furthermore, Democrats nearly exploded with rage when Bush began the Iraq War, even though many Democrat pols in Congress voted for it. But when Obama starts a war in Libya without Congressional approval, they’re okay with it. I also do not like the Democratic Party because they accuse Mitt Romney of being a murderous corporate raider and an out-of-touch multimillionaire…even though they ran a similarly wealthy and “out of touch” guy eight years ago by the name of John Kerry. I cannot stand hypocrisy, and to me it is very hypocritical when Democrats don’t mind wealth in one candidate but freak out when a different candidate has wealth. It is very hypocritical when they accuse the Republicans of being anti-woman, even though they support abortion and idolize Bill Clinton and Ted Kennedy, who were notorious womanizers. Obviously, womanizing does not belong to one party alone, but you can’t say you’re pro-woman and then hold up as your heroes Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton! Kinda hypocritical. It is also hypocritical to me when they call the GOP racist, but they don’t mind when their Vice President describes President Obama as the first “I mean, 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.” Or when Harry Reid says that Obama could speak with “no Negro dialect if he wanted to.”

          • marylandman

            Obama started a war in Libya? This is news to EVERYONE. How many Americans died fighting in this Libyan war? How many died because of Bush? Thought so. It’s not offensive to call him a Kenyan Muslim but it does reveal the racism of Republicans. And don’t get me started on Republican hypocrisy. They practically invented it. Also, you completely ignore policy in ALL of your comments. So you vote Republican because Bill Clinton was a womanizer? Great way to choose who to vote for, ignore the policy part. This is pointless, you’ll only believe what you want to believe.

          • Mellow Melon

            My point isn’t that he started the war; it’s that he started a war in Libya without Congressional approval. That should make BOTH parties angry, but it didn’t. The Democrats got angry about the Iraq War but they didn’t get angry about the Libyan War. That’s hypocritical. It doesn’t matter how many lives are taken: it’s still a war, and people still die.

            If it is offensive to call him a Kenyan socialist, then it is offensive to call him a Kenyan Muslim. You said it was offensive to call him a Kenyan socialist, ostensibly because he is neither socialist nor Kenyan. Obama is also not a Muslim. Therefore, the epithet meets the standards of offensiveness.

            I didn’t say Republicans weren’t hypocritical. I’m saying that, like you, Democrats insist that ONLY Republicans are hypocritical and they aren’t. That’s stupid and it is not logically sound. BOTH parties engage in hypocrisy. And I never said that I vote Republican because Bill Clinton was a womanizer. That would be like voting for Obama because he’s black: stupid, dumb, and not well-informed. I used the Bill Clinton example to point out the hypocrisy of the Democrats. They say they are pro-woman, but they idolize Bill Clinton and Ted Kennedy, even though those guys could not keep their pants zippered for half a second.

          • michael s

            Especially when you can’t recall the last time, Bernie Sanders was called a socialist. Even though he’s an admitted socialist.

          • michael s

            Especially when you can’t recall the last time, Bernie Sanders was called a socialist. Even though he’s an admitted socialist.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sfc-Mac/608196608 Sfc Mac

            Really?? You mean like the race-baiting on the part of the Dems?
            Calling Allen West, Mia Love, Tim Scott and other black Republicans “oreos”, “house ni**as”, “Uncle Toms” and a plethora of other epithets? They just got through calling Rubio a “slave boy”. Stop trying to put sugar on a sh!t sandwich. It makes you look even more foolish.

      • Maxx

        nah, you just ask if black people can be seen at night or wonder why any Black would be near Big Bear, California because well, you know.

        • marylandman

          Yep, you got me. I’m Anderson Cooper.

  • Avey Owyns

    These liberals are so deluded it hurts. How can anyone deny that Obama racked up more debt than Bush?

    • Terika

      They don’t care if Obama racked up more debt than ANYONE – as long as he racks up whatever, that gives them “free” cr@p.

      These ppl are amoral – they couldn’t care less what damage he does.

      It’s about them, asmuchaspossibleasap Period.

      And that doesn’t even include the actual America-hating radicals.

      I think they have all had a LIBotomy.

    • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

      … I call it Mathemagic.

    • marylandman

      Because Bush RUINED this country’s fiscal situation. Between his wars, medicare part D, and the Bush tax cuts, the country was already headed in a terrible direction. Then, Bush CRASHED the economy which devastated the middle class and caused tax revenues to fall significantly. When Republicans are in office they spend like crazy and expect the Democrats to constantly clean up their messes.

      • Avey Owyns

        You’re an idiot:

        Do you not know that the Clinton administration called for a Middle-Eastern invasion to catch Saddam AND to neutralize the threat of WMD??

        Do you propose that Bush (and America) should have not gone to war after 9/11??

        “The Bush crashed the economy…”

        No, you poor, stupid soul. The housing crash crashed the economy, caused by Democratic policies forcing banks to loan to those who could not pay them back (as well as providing an incentive for banks to encourage the poor to take out loans which the banks would then sell to Franny and Freddie). When Bush and Republicans tried to REFORM the policies that lead to the crash, Democrats did what they do best:YOU’RE RRRRRACIST! YOU HAAAATE THE POOOOOR!

        “When republicans are in office, they spend like crazy…”

        More idiocy. I doubt you can name a single republican president past Reagan – but you’re sure that Republicans spend like crazy anyway! Bush spent on average, $250 billion a year over EIGHT YEARS; while Obama has spent on average $1.3 billion a year over FOUR YEARS.

        Read a book.

        • marylandman
          • Avey Owyns

            You are a dishonest little liberal, aren’t you?

            Explain how what you posted disproves what I’ve said!

            Percentage increases and dollar increases convey DIFFERENT kinds of information. Here, let’s make it simple for you because obviously, logic is not your strong suit:

            If I have a small orchard that produced 1000 apples in 2010 and 1500 apples in 2011, then I have an increase of 500 apples and a PERCENTAGE increase of 50% from the previous year.

            BUT if in 2012 my orchard produces 2000 apples, then I have an increase of 500 apples and a PERCENTAGE increase of 33% from the previous year.

            Let’s say in 2013 my orchard produces 3000 apples, then I STILL have a 33% increase from the previous year.

            Percentage increase convey a different KIND of information than just plain numeral increases.

            ***

            Do you see how that works? Sure, Bush and Reagan had a large percentage increases, but the DOLLAR AMOUNTS were relatively small increases.

            Obama may have had a SMALL percentage increase, but the DOLLAR AMOUNTS were relatively LARGE increase from the total debt.

          • marylandman

            Yes, I understand the difference between percentage increase and numeric increase. I’m still glad you wasted your time explaining it. That doesn’t change the fact that Bush put in place the conditions for our debt to skyrocket and Obama has done all he can to stop it. Republicans simply are NOT fiscally responsible when in office. Also, I see you ignored the debt to GDP ratio. Please, take a look again:

            http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/mt/assets/steve_clemons/Total%20Increase%20in%20debt%20to%20GDP%20overall.jpg

            And here is one with the dollar amounts:

            http://jimcgreevy.com/gvdc/Natl_Debt_Chart.jpg

            Here is another that shows dollar amount AND debt/GDP ratio:

            http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/78/US_Debt_Trend.svg

            Face it, you Republicans only care about the debt and deficit when a Democrat is in office. I believe it was Darth Vader himself, Mr. Dick Cheney, who once said “deficits don’t matter.” The sad truth is that if Al Gore had won in 2000, our country would not be in the situation that we are in today.

            As far as Fannie and Freddie, you are again wrong. Private mortgage companies were 4.5 times more likely to have a subprime loan than Fannie and Freddie. So try again with your lies and distortions.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sfc-Mac/608196608 Sfc Mac

            Speaking of ignorance, you’re chock full of it: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57400369-503544/national-debt-has-increased-more-under-obama-than-under-bush/

            The Obamessiah has added over $6 trillion dollars to the national debt since he got installed.

            Denial ain’t a river in Egypt.

          • marylandman

            Oh my god I hadn’t heard! ………………….. Next time try READING the whole thread before you post.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sfc-Mac/608196608 Sfc Mac

            ZOMG! I didn’t read your entire post because I couldn’t get past the BS on stilts.

          • marylandman

            You’re like every other Republican on this website. “I STOPPED READING AS SOON AS THE FACTS DIDN’T MATCH UP WITH MY IMAGINARY NARRATIVE!!”

          • marylandman

            You’re like every other Republican on this website. “I STOPPED READING AS SOON AS THE FACTS DIDN’T MATCH UP WITH MY IMAGINARY NARRATIVE!!”

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

            Done all he can to stop it?! HAHAHA, you are certifiable!

          • marylandman

            Keep believing all the right-wing media (propaganda) you ingest.

          • marylandman

            Keep believing all the right-wing media (propaganda) you ingest.

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

            Avey, I don’t know who you are or where you came from but you’re my hero. Every one of your posts is jam packed with ownage :).

            I heard maybe less than 1% of people trying to throw their body in front of post 9/11. Were we just going to let the terrorists go unchecked; after committing atrocities before, after and including 9/11? Maybe if we negotiate with the terrorist they will understand. They will just pack up and leave us, and the civilians of their respective countries, alone.

            People question going into Iraq…these same people realize Saddam is responsible for literally hundreds of thousands deaths and a litany of human rights violations. There were no WMD’s! Surprzing?! considering the U.N. gave them advanced notice… a procession of cargo trucks just happens to leave the facilities between the time of the notification and the inspection?

            Give me a break… Why do we need to keep going over this? It is not the amount spent or the percentage increase. It’s the allocation of said funds. If you think Obama is spending the money more judiciously than Bush, you are apparently not grasping the concept of what it means to be fiscally conservative.

          • Avey Owyns

            :)

          • Avey Owyns

            :)

      • Slapweasel

        *carries pot of stupid*

        …can I top off your ignorance, sir?

        • marylandman

          No, this whole site has enough ignorance already. I’m fine, thanks.

          • Slapweasel

            Yup. You’ve hit the quota for the day. Time to quit typing and get back to raping America’s future.

    • Kate

      There are actually people out there that attribute Obama’s ’09 stimulus bill- which was over $800 billion- to Bush.

      Like you said, they are so deluded that it hurts.

  • grais

    Elaine Boosler?! Who knew she was still alive…and such a complete idiot?
    Her twitter feed is just chock-fulla stupid.

    • Terika

      I remember her – even at her “peak” she was third rate – fill-in caliber. I’m not saying that to be mean. I remember thinking it then. And I was too young for politics to have anything to do with it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/noah.lee3 Noah Lee

      i had an hour to waste, so i listened to 10 minutes of elayne boosler’s comedy routine.

  • Silenttype78

    Meh…and Obama spent his free time at a bathhouse….er , I mean ” all male club”.

    • Terika

      ManCountry. Rahm & he are both card carrying members. Seriously.

    • oneword

      he sure does, oops, did

  • George Washington Mclintock

    I know people who’ve been to the Biltmore. All you gotta do is save your money,which is why the Libs are treating going there as such an impossible idea. Denying science? Get all the contrasting data up, it won’t be cooked. Point out the Dog-Eater in Chief didn’t answer how old the Earth is either. And be sure to point out that the Violence Against Women ACt defunded govt. domestic violence programs. WHo know with the media, but I Left will have an uphill climb going with the same smears that they used on Romney.

    • Silenttype78

      (Sorry – did not finish) Or you can stay at all sorts of ” swanky” spots if you are a federal employee. I have a family member who has to attend various types “training” all over the world and she ALWAYS stays at super “swanky” spots.

      Right now she is working in a 3rd word dump but is living in a VERY nice house– with a chef and a housekeeper…and makes about 200K a year.
      Plus- she picked out her furnishings from some huge warehouse in the United States and had it shipped there.
      She is not even very high on the “food chain”. This is the sort of spending that I believe can be cut …easily.

      • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

        Exactly, when people think of federal spending cuts they always focus on the big issues. If you take ‘a penny here, a penny there’ approach and pinch those pennies, it really adds up to a substantial amount.

        • Silenttype78

          Exactly!
          Start cutting out the “small” stuff and eventually that seemingly small amount really adds up!
          I am so sick of the ridiculous amount of money spent by our government!

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

            I am wondering how you got two more upvotes than me when we said essentially the same thing?? :)

          • Silenttype78

            My lumps. :)

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

            Oh my glob, it was so obvi

          • Silenttype78

            Ahhh…the genius of Pendleton Ward is awe inspiring.
            In our house it is not uncommon for us to talk in cartoon quotes or movie quotes the way normal families use normal means of communication.

            Ever watched Bravest Warrior? It is also good stuff.

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

            Wait…that’s abnormal? Fun times :)
            I haven’t seen BW. I knew of A.T. but had never seen it. A friend of mine(a grown man w/o children) kept posting about it on FB. I just happened to catch it on a Saturday morning, when they aired several episodes in a row. Been a fan ever since; I will check out B.W. :)

            I don’t have children but if I did, I am not sure I would let them watch adventure time… maybe I am overprotective :
            I have 6 nieces and nephews and we are close. We all watched the full run of Avatar: T.L.A.B. together. That was the best “children’s” show, I have even seen. Great story arch and character development. The perfect balance of action, comedy, and drama. Good morals but not in a heavy handed or overly obvi way. The kids literally cheered at the end :)

      • VB58

        Really? What is her job? It isn’t the typical job if she gets paid that much. I get.paid way less than that. If I have to spend the night somewhere, I have to stay in a hotel that offers a government rate. A lot of times they aren’t in the best condition. It I want something better than the allowed rate for that area, it comes out of my pocket. My salary is LOWER than someone in my position in the private sector. There is another person in my office who only makes around 30K/yr before taxes after working for over 20 years. So at 200k/yr, that’s right there with the Vice President who makes 230k and should take a massive pay cut along with every one else that is in the Congress and Senate. So what does she do?

        • Silenttype78

          I’d really rather not say what she does.There are not that many people,relatively speaking,that do what she does. Maybe I should have said she doesn’t hold the fate of the free world in her hands rather than say she isn’t high on the food chain.

          Believe me I would love to think this was not true but I can assure you that her pay and benefits are exactly as I listed and then some.I forgot to add that I am pretty sure she does not pay income tax.

        • Silenttype78

          Forgot to add that maybe your position does pay more in the private sector but are your including benefits as part of your overall compensation? How does your time off stack up to private sector? What about an intangible consideration like the fact that in most cases it is less likely you are going to lose your job than if you worked in the private sector?

          • VB58

            Then your friend is a special case then. Not the norm. I am quite
            familiar with intangibles. Even my previous employer put out the
            intangible list every year. I do include them. If fact, my job is one
            of the few that are officially declared as making lower than the private
            sector. They include the intangibles. As far as less likely to lose my
            job? I still run that risk. There are riffs throughout the government.
            I’ve seen a lot of my friends lose their job over the last few years. I
            pay the same insurance rates as I did before so there’s no savings
            there. I pay into my retirement also. I can be docked pay as a disciplinary measure and, just like anywhere else, I can also get fired for not doing my job.

          • Silenttype78

            The fact that you are employed by the federal gov. but can be fired for not doing your job kinda makes you the “special case”.
            Most poor performers are just shuffled around (Turkey Farms).

  • J-

    I grew up in Coral Gables within walking distance of the Bilmore. That area is solidly middle/upper-middle class families. One neighbor was a doctor, the parents of the kid I played with were lawyers. Professionally educated people who went to the office 5-6 days a week and worked for a living, well enough off, but not “out of touch rich.” The Biltmore is where we went swimming. You used to be able to purchase a pass to use the pool. I also remember them having a great Sunday brunch. The idea that, that section of the Gables is a playground for the super-rich is not the Gables of my childhood.

    • EastValleyConservative

      To them, rich is anything more than they could ever possibly hope to make–OR if they do make that much or more, they see it as “luck”. Keep in mind none of these people ever question Obama’s upbringing. He was NOT poor and went to Ivy League schools. As for the Biltmore, we have one here in AZ. You don’t have to be rich to work out there. The packages and the overnight stays cost a bit, but a day at the Biltmore, like you said, is NOT out of reach of most anyone.

    • oneword

      i lived there too, very far from rich, but we went to the Biltmore.

  • Matthew Koch

    George Carlin was right.

    How conceited do people have to be in order to think that humans are a threat to the planet?!

  • EastValleyConservative

    Wow. Love the one that says “science denying reps, you’ve been served!”. With what? Saying it makes it true? These people have hit the high point of dolt-dom.

    • http://profiles.google.com/scotprim Scott Primeau

      I wish I agreed with you on that one however I’m afraid there is no ceiling on their “dolt dom”!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/noah.lee3 Noah Lee

      yep, apparently global warming causes massive snowstorms=science. but, fetuses are viable life=lunacy.

  • Jim Denney

    I’m still wondering how Obama & Mooch increased their net worth from $3M to $12M in 4 years after taking office. Saving money on vacations?

    Barack Obama Net Worth
    Net Worth: $11.8 Million

    http://www.therichest.org/celebnetworth/politician/president/barack-obama-net-worth/

    • Terika

      And… no new book deal, which he used to “pad” his income back then!
      Solyndra-syphon. They’ve been doin this cr@p for yrs – he is just on

      steal-roids.

  • Raye09

    Let me start by saying I am very pro-science, having said that I think the human reaction to global warming is just hilarious. A massive earthquake or asteriod could wipe us out, and guess what? The earth would still turn. The earth has undergone numerous changes over billions of years, isn’t it a little arrogant for us to say that mans 200,000 years on earth have impacted what has been billions of years of developement?

    Back on topic: I enjoyed Senator Rubios address, he came off as incredibly genuine and heartfelt(I could see he felt emotion when discussing his parents story). The people bashing him just want to find any reason to tear down a person who disagrees with Obama.

  • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

    10,000+ retweets on Bill Maher’s complete lie — GWB added $3.294 trillion to US debt (in 8 years, mind you); in Obama’s first term, he added $5.073 trillion. Now of course, the idiot lefties will claim that Obama had to spend that much because of the “mess” GWB left; however, even they acknowledge that Obama has added more to the debt. So Maher & the idiots retweeting him seem to be the ones who “don’t believe in math.”

    • marylandman

      Apparently Republicans have no interest in “context.”

      • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

        Here’s the context: 3.294 < 5.073
        Math — how the f*ck does it work?

        • marylandman

          Yes, ignore my comment and repeat yours with vulgarity added for a little flavor. Good strategy.

          • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

            You don’t understand basic math (3.294 trillion is less than 5.073 trillion) & you expect anyone to take your claims of “context” seriously? Pfft — stupid, juvenile *and* pathetic — IOW, a typical Obama supporter who DOESN’T “BELIEVE” IN MATH.

  • Snowblind

    675K? I dunno, the Silicon Vally 1200 sq ft house where I grew up was sold in 2005 for $650K.

    And we were definitely middle class, living on a mechanic and a filing clerk salaries.

    Sold to a young couple that ran the family owned a local pizzeria that served the local High School students for the most part. Not a glitzy life either.

    • Terika

      We’re in the process of selling our house for @ $880k. 1400 sf, nothing special at all. Total middle class – cops, firemen, teachers. San Fran middle class.

      They are hoping that most ppl they target come fr places where middle class equals @ $150k. $675k in Florida is DEFINITELY middle class – Detroit, maybe not…but, why is that???

      • Love of Country

        Here in the DFW area in Texas, you can expect a solid 5000 sq ft home on a 3/4 acre lot and built with all of the finest materials on the market for around 750k with property taxes on the “D L” as well. As far as the middle class in Texas is concerned, they earn prolly around 100k, give or take, and live in a 200k 3000 sq ft home, give or take. Life is not only good in Texas but affordable too.

        Personally, I’m going to build my own modest dream home later this year on a lush one acre lot for no more than 350k. An oil rig I have stock in has been gushing since last Fall and it’s been dumping over 30k a month in my bank accounts since last October. The well is supposed to last 3 or 4 more years though production will gradually diminish over that time …. but I digress.

        Life is good in Texas and we’re always happy to attract sensible transplants from other states even if they’re blue so keep us in mind, ya hear? :))

  • WVS

    Barack Obama took an extended family vacation in Hawaii, flew to Washington to sign the fiscal cliff deal, then FLEW BACK TO HAWAII to finish the vacation. He did this on our dime, while working as our employee. And you’ve got a problem with a potential future candidate for this job who hangs out in upper-class surroundings at his own expense? I give up. Let’s find the dirtiest, poorest, smelliest conservative-leaning hobo in America and put him on the ballot. Scratch that–put *her* on the ballot. So half of the nation can shut up about their lady parts.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sfc-Mac/608196608 Sfc Mac

      C’mon, you know us peons can’t criticize Emperor Obama’s hypocrisy and spending habits. They might call us “racist”.

  • Guest

    Since character assassination and lies worked so well against Romney,
    expect the Comrades to use this as their modus operandi, in the future.
    It only works when the mainstream media are willing to go along with the plan.

  • http://twitter.com/jimni27 Jimni27

    A 2600 SF house is not a mansion. I’m sure these geniuses have never heard of things like cost of living.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ Penny Robinson Fan Club

    I bet in a month or so they’re going to discover he a white Hispanic too.
    JUST LIKE CHILD MURDERER GEORGE ZIMMERMAN!!11!

    God they’re so predictable it’s pathetic.

  • Elena0412

    I’m familiar with Rubio’s neighborhood, it is working class. Most attorneys in Miami live in either the Gables or Pinecrest. West Miami, where the Rubios live, is most definitely working class and comprised of immigrants. His house is a little nicer than most on his block, but $675k is not a huge amount there. Before the housing crash MY home was worth more than that and now a little less. And Coral Gables has some tiny, more affordable homes in less fashionable areas within the city but again, he does not live there. As far as staying at the Biltmore or belonging to its gym, that is hardly out of a lawyer’s reach, I know teachers, supermarket managers and small business owners who stay there once in a while.

  • voorhee

    They act like Obama lives among the impovershed. Last time I checked Obama loved to run around with celebrities. Yet he is the everyman?

  • Lady 12

    The Wildfires in Yellowstone about thirty years ago? Pretty sure they were worse. Oh, and by the way, wildfires are scientifically proven to be beneficial to the environment. (Human property, not so much, which is why they’re a problem.)

  • daeghrefn

    They don’t have to go to the trouble. Too many in the conservative base perceive Rubio as simply the next super-doper-electable inevitable GOPe fave a la Romney.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sfc-Mac/608196608 Sfc Mac

    Rubio worked his way up from a poor background and achieved success, so that makes him an “evil rich aristocrat”. His mention of the “man-made climate change” hoax, Obama’s “green energy” scams and out-of control debt has the Left in a spit-flecked rage. And gawd forbid that Rubio should take a sip of water during his speech. Only the Obamessiah is permitted that luxury. That’s all they’ve got; racism, red-faced rants, and pathetic jibes over water-sipping because Rubio’s rebuttal reduced Obama’s SOTU to mush.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sfc-Mac/608196608 Sfc Mac

    Notice that the leftwing media cabal ignores Obama’s socialist destruction of America, his depraved indifference over the terrorist attack in Benghazi, his Fast and Furious gunrunning that has contributed to the deaths of Border Agents and civilians, his abuse of executive orders, and his repeated violations of the U.S. Constitution, but Marco Rubio’s dissection of Obama’s tripe has them in apoplectic fits.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sfc-Mac/608196608 Sfc Mac

    This just in: Obama blames high unemployment, shrunken GDP, lost jobs, and sky-high national debt on a video.

  • kim

    yes I can see how 4.5 trillion in debt could not be considered less than 6 trillion in debt