Rand Paul: Shit Happens
Lest this gets buried in another thread, let’s call up SFL’s tip for everyone’s amusement. Serial shoe-ingester Rand Paul provided another live demonstration of his foot-consuming prowess on ABC this morning, telling The Littlest Clintonista that preventable industrial catastrophes are just God’s way of making life more interesting:
I’ve heard nothing from BP about not paying for the spill. And I think it’s part of this sort of blame game society in the sense that it’s always got to be someone’s fault. Instead of the fact that maybe sometimes accidents happen. I mean, we had a mining accident that was very tragic and I’ve met a lot of these miners and their families. They’re very brave people to do a dangerous job. But then we come in and it’s always someone’s fault. Maybe sometimes accidents happen.
If we didn’t have to wake up and do some chores today, we would fact-check this down to the last definite article. Instead, we’ll just observe that the families of a few dozen dead miners and platform workers probably disagree.
Paul Calls White House Pressure On BP ‘Un-American,’ Says That ‘Sometimes Accidents Happen’ [Think Progress]
For the record, in Atlas Shrugged the big train bridge is destroyed because of sabotage by those darned industrial elitists.
This needs to be here:
ACCIDENT, n. An inevitable occurrence due to the action of immutable natural laws.
Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary
ROME (AP) – Catholic Church officials said Friday the recent creation by researchers of the first synthetic cell can be a positive development if correctly used, but warned scientists that only God can create life.
we are all used to absurd and contradictory statements from these guys. but it is not usually in the same sentence.
Negligence isn’t accident.
To repeat: unless they’re pretty I do not care what they have to say. This is my new rule. Pretty pretty pretty. That way, when they talk nothing but preposterousness, at least I have something to look at. And I’m talking pron pretty not politics pretty. Politics pretty is just people not trying hard enough. Drop those 15 pounds and up your reps and then tell me what you think about our southern border. Ryan Reynolds is more Rand Paul than this nitwit. I don’t care what he thinks about BP. I want to see his six-pack.
@ManchuCandidate: Criminal negligence, at that. Accidents do happen, but the events Rand is referencing both resulted from deliberate money-saving shortcuts that subverted accepted procedure.
Dateline, Santa Fe – The Palin-endorsed female Hispanic GOP gubernatorial candidate is taking some hits from the rich old white guy who made his fortune on government defense contracts. They’re both at 30-31 percent in the polls and she’s the most credible threat on that side. Establishment pundits are piling on.
The Race Issue has reared its head to the dismay of the GOP. One bonehead host on their RW Hate Radio said that “prejudice doesn’t exist. I’ve never been discriminated against.” (White guy).
Back to Stinque World HQ for more commentary on the rest of today’s news . . .
@Benedick: Are you aware that within politics, its a constantly-repeated cliche’ that “politics is show business for ugly people.”
Have you been to Google today? You can play Pac-Man on the home page!! See you in a couple of hours.
@redmanlaw: I was once discriminated against by the junior-high librarian who wouldn’t let me into her “bibliophiles” class because I bought my books instead of borrowing them.
Other than that, no complaints.
@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: It wouldn’t take my quarter so I cut a slot in the screen.
@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: And just to show there are no hard feelings, it plays on the iPad.
@Prommie: Well it’s about fucking time it got to be show-business for pretty people. Spend as much time in DC shrinking your pores as the poor bastards do in HW and you will have earned the right to talk to me about off-shore drilling.
Is it just me or does Randal Paul (yes, really Capt Howdy, that’s his name) have a striking resemblance to another asshat, Mark Zuckerman, CEO of Facebook?
As for what Randy said: I thought the Libertarians were all about personal accountability and taking responsibility for what you do – “Shit Happens” is so passive, playing the victim, shirking responsibility, etc.
@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: Do they have Miss Pac-Man?? I loved that one!
@SanFranLefty: I forget which consciousness-enhancers I was investigating that moment, but after killing on Centipede one night in 1984, I never played video games again. Once you peak like that, you just walk away.
Two words: Space.Invaders.
@nojo: My moment was breaking 300,000 on Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, the greatest pinball machine ever, that means I “turned it over” 3 times, won over 20 games.
Hey, ya’ll, what do you think Rand thinks of the government regulatin’ the professions? I mean, ya’know, the free market will put the unqualified opthalmologists out of business right away, won’t it? Why can’t I just open an office and put out a sign right next to his office? I am sure I could figure out how to cut out a cataract. Ummm, sweet sweet medicare checks!
Nojo, Nojo, I sent you email, look at what I sent you, man, its so cool.
@Prommie: Which is why D.C. is New York for ugly people.
Patrick Dempsey for NY Governor.
@Marcel Parcells: I thought New York was New York for ugly people? Like black is the new black again?
@Marcel Parcells: Hey, you. You owe us a few dozen posts.
@SanFranLefty: If you click “Insert Coin” twice, you get a Ms. Pac-Man with A, W, D, and S for controls, but — unless I’m doing it wrong — she only moves when Pac-Man does.
I thought Randy was pretty clear. He has no objection to regulation, he only takes issue with jack-booted government thugs enforcing regulations.
Hey, look at douch-fuck shitstain John Stossel, being a douch-fuck shitbag fuckstick his own self:
STOSSEL: Totally. I’m in total agreement with Rand Paul. You can call it public accommodation, and it is, but it’s a private business. And if a private business wants to say, “We don’t want any blond anchorwomen or mustached guys,” it ought to be their right. Are we going to say to the black students’ association they have to take white people, or the gay softball association they have to take straight people? We should have freedom of association in America.
In short, discrimination may be bad in theory, but it’s okay in practice.
As for “Maybe sometimes accidents happen“, I have to wonder if that’s Dr. Paul’s attitude toward malpractice suits, or as he might say, so-called malpractice.
@Jesuswalksinidaho: Whoops, the LASIK slipped, but you don’t need that eyeball, do you?
STOSSEL: Are we going to say to the KKK they have to take black people?
STOSSEL: Are we going to say to Fox News they have to take intelligent newscasters, instead of fucktard dimwit ABC castoffs?
@Prommie: Captain Fantastic was The Only Pinball Machine That Mattered.
Hey, look! Pong!
@SanFranLefty: Personal accountability is for poor people.
None so blind as opthalmologists who will not see.
Kentuckians are just trying to show how progressive and equal-opportunity they are by voting an honestly insane person into the Senate.
Oklahoma beat them to it like six times already though.
@Original Andrew: Senator Jim Bunning
resents resembles that remark.
The “Shit Happens” slogan won Dumya a second term in ’04.
It’s un-American to give the British the boot? Where did this guy larn his United Colonies History?
Meanwhile, Randy cancels Meet the Press. “Exhaustion.” Dude’s a rock star!
Add: Randy joins Louis Farrakhan and Saudi Prince Bandar as the only three guests to cancel on MTP in 62 years.
@nojo: “Exhaustion”??? Cowboy up, motherfucker.
Like the exhaustion that Lindsay Lohan and other celebutards suffer that cause them to go to rehab?
@SanFranLefty: Precisely. Which reminds me, have to file papers for that Asshole Rehab Clinic.
@nojo: That’s hella good company for unRandy to be in.
@JNOV: @TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: Must we? Must we?
@nojo: We must! We must!
@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: I’d cite Death Race, but I think it was already censored before it reached Charlie’s on Willamette.
Frogger was fun, but how about Donkey Kong?
@nojo: @SanFranLefty: Three words.
@nojo: I still love Tetris. I love it a little too much. Mr. SFL won’t let me get the app on my iPhone. I just can’t stop playing it. Hours. Hours. Hours.
Was never a video game guy. We dont even have one of the various boxes for the kid. I did fix up a beach cruiser for him this week.
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