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Debate Night Open Thread

If anyone wants to talk about the debates, or anything else vaguely political, have at it here!

Also, I’m not exactly sure why someone wanted to make wax Romney and Obama heads, but I figured I’d put these up in case any of you were ever wondering what that would look like.

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ozymandias42
8 years ago

Amnesty International has bingo cards! I’m going to be playing bingo, anyone else who wants to can too. 🙂 http://www.amnestyusa.org/pdfs/AIUSADebateBingo2012.pdf

hellkell
hellkell
8 years ago

The wax head of Obama looks nothing like him, at least not in profile like that.

princessbonbon
8 years ago

For me the only fun part about the debate is reading my friends’ reactions to it on Facebook.

If I had a portable breath test, an Obama drinking game, a Romney drinking game and a case of beer…I would have a lot more fun because I could see who won by who got drunker-Team Obama or Team Romney.

inurashii
inurashii
8 years ago

I’m almost home! I have no aspirations toward sobriety, since sober!pup has no ability to sit through Romney speaking for more than thirty seconds.

Btw, Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) is gonna livetweet this debate, as he did the republican primaries. Strongly recommend.

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
8 years ago

The Romney head isn’t convincing either. It’s way too animated.

Sgt Grumbles
Sgt Grumbles
8 years ago

I’d rather have a wax sculpture of my head than have my head waxed.

princessbonbon
8 years ago

And you still have sight David? I am impressed!

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
8 years ago

Really surprised to see Romney come out in a Speedo.

Not as in Speedos? The bathers? Please tell me it’s not the same thing. It’s barf-inducing when our horrible Opposition Leader does the surf-lifesaver-photo-ops (he’s done it so often the cartoonists just draw him in Speedos now). The thought of seeing Romney like that … aaaah, where’s my brain bleach?

princessbonbon
8 years ago

According to my friends, Mittens has decided he is in favor of the middle class.

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
8 years ago

Wow, that’s generous of him.

princessbonbon
8 years ago

It is a good thing that President Obama is not crass otherwise he might have worn flip flops.

inurashii
inurashii
8 years ago

Mitt if you keep making that face it is going to stick like that.

inurashii
inurashii
8 years ago

“President Obama I’m proud for you and I’mma let you finish, but my tax plan is the best one of all time. Of all time.”

princessbonbon
8 years ago

Of course it is Mittens. Which is why you cannot tell anyone about it….By the way, Nixon also had a secret plan, do you remember how well that turned out for him?

Fitzy
Fitzy
8 years ago

My son is teething and cranky, so he’s sitting in my lap while we’re watching the debate. He just stopped fussing long enough to stare at Romney, listen to a few seconds of his response, then put up a finger to his lips and angrily “SSShhhhhh!!!!” Love my son.

blitzgal
8 years ago

LOL, Fitzy

inurashii
inurashii
8 years ago

Fitzy, your kid knows what’s up.

Fitzy
Fitzy
8 years ago

He’s shown no reaction to Obama – holy crap, he just shushed Romney again!

blitzgal
8 years ago

Kids know when they’re being smirked at.

Fitzy
Fitzy
8 years ago

Maybe he’s upset over Big Bird getting the axe.

inurashii
inurashii
8 years ago

I like Romney’s imaginary universe where rich people actually make jobs exist.

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
8 years ago

Fitzy, cyber-high-five to your son! 😀

princessbonbon
8 years ago

Another update from people actually watching the debate (yay for working over!)

“Romney’s plan works because magic free market unicorns shit $100 bills on everyone’s lawn!”

Fitzy
Fitzy
8 years ago

“Romney’s plan works because magic free market unicorns shit $100 bills on everyone’s lawn!”

Will enchanted Objectivist elf-laundresses wash them off for us? Because I don’t want to clean that up.

Fitzy
Fitzy
8 years ago

Kitteh – Thanks! He’s actually starting to look droopy. Economic policy may be the best sleep-aid in the world.

princessbonbon
8 years ago

Mittens: “States are the laboratories of democracy”.

Jon Stewart 2010: “Arizona is the meth lab of democracy”.

So yeah Mittens, shut up.

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
8 years ago

Fitzy, I reckon it would be! Even if it wasn’t being spouted by a Romneybot.

inurashii
inurashii
8 years ago

oh my fucking god

Obama: Ok, so math. When you put money into something, it has to come from somewhere.

Mitt: You’re taking money from somewhere, MISTER PRESIDENT IF THAT IS YOUR REAL NAME

hellkell
hellkell
8 years ago

Mittens, answer the goddamn questions. Jesus. He’s allergic to straight answers.

hellkell
hellkell
8 years ago

I;m waiting for Jim Lehrer to tell Romney to shut the fuck up.

inurashii
inurashii
8 years ago

I wish that Obama would stop playing on Mitt’s field. :I

Nepenthe
Nepenthe
8 years ago

Yeah, no way I’m watching that. My blood pressure and liver can’t take the strain and I wouldn’t want to get kicked out of my apartment for shrieking at the teevee.

princessbonbon
8 years ago

Damn it, I hate you Netflix!

inurashii
inurashii
8 years ago

Nepenthe you are as prudent as my glass is empty. Brb.

timetravellingfool
timetravellingfool
8 years ago

For the record I will never watch this debate. I depend on you all to let me know what’s going on in American politics. It’s pretty cool of you guys to hold your debates on the beach!

princessbonbon
8 years ago

Another quote: Dodd Frank killed my entire family #debate

inurashii
inurashii
8 years ago

@ttf — Basically Mitt Romney is making shit up and Obama is, for some reason, addressing the made up shit as though it’s valid.

Fitzy
Fitzy
8 years ago

And it’s official – Romney’s view on Social Security finally knocked my son out. This should be noted tomorrow during the post-debate “Who Won?” talky-talk.

I’ve been gone for a few minutes, what’s up now? Ooo, Romney’s trying to simultaneously defend his Massachusetts health care law and tear down ACA? Good luck with that.

timetravellingfool
timetravellingfool
8 years ago

@ inurashii- Clearly Obama hasn’t spent enough time trolling trolls on the internet. Please don’t tell me Obama is losing this thing.

Fitzy
Fitzy
8 years ago

Basically Mitt Romney is making shit up and Obama is, for some reason, addressing the made up shit as though it’s valid.

It’s Birther Conspiracy, Part 2: The Debate…

Fitzy
Fitzy
8 years ago

I think I’m going to start imbibing, too. Should we make up a drinking game, or is that asking for trouble on a school night?

inurashii
inurashii
8 years ago

@ttf — I don’t think he’s losing, but I don’t think he’s winning. So far, my drunken ass reads this as an inert discussion.

Well. Except the part where Romney said he’s gonna cut PBS but he “Likes Big Bird.” That was fucked up.

Fitzy
Fitzy
8 years ago

FFS, Jim Lehrer, stop letting Romney steamroll you like that!

inurashii
inurashii
8 years ago

@Fitzy, the drinking game I’m playing is “When I’m too sober to cope with the debates, take a drink.”

I am … losing.

timetravellingfool
timetravellingfool
8 years ago

Bahaha!! No frigging way, they aren’t still on that birther thing, are they? Wasn’t the end of that: “Ok, here’s my birth certificate- oh, and I killed that mass murdering dude the president before me stirred into a rage spitting frenzy- your welcome”?

timetravellingfool
timetravellingfool
8 years ago

Well. Except the part where Romney said he’s gonna cut PBS but he “Likes Big Bird.” That was fucked up

@ inurashii- A man that ignorant of innuendo has to be a replicant.

Fitzy
Fitzy
8 years ago

@ttf – They’re not doing that literally. But inurashii is right, Romney’s throwing similar BS at the president.

timetravellingfool
timetravellingfool
8 years ago

@ Fitzy- Oh, gotcha, my bad

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