115 Responses to “#Fantrum”

  1. 1 jacquelineoboomer
    October 15, 2014 at 10:59 pm


  2. 21 Nena20409
    October 15, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Wow, just popped in as I am getting ready to call it a night and There was the Call to Leave a Message.
    Good Evening TOD.
    Loads of News to catch up……will do that tomorrow.

    Wow…..Rick Scott is that petty? I suppose, he doesn’t need a fan to cool down……his head is bald 😉 ❓
    Nice going Chips on this thread.

  3. 22 hopefruit2
    October 15, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Fangate is still trending on Twitter. LOL!

  4. 23 jacquelineoboomer
    October 15, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Thought I’d go for it, even though some reporter will take it as “gospel”!

  5. 24 hopefruit2
    October 15, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    I read somewhere on Twitter than MSNBC might be canceling Ronan Farrow’s show?

    • October 15, 2014 at 11:10 pm

      I read somewhere on Twitter that MSNBC might be canceling everything.

    • 27 Nena20409
      October 15, 2014 at 11:15 pm

      😆 🙄 😆

      MSNBC is now officially, a joke.

    • 28 4morefor44
      October 15, 2014 at 11:17 pm

      bet they’ll start using this old chestnut, “See, people don’t want liberals!!!” and use that false frame to replace with more and more nut job republicans. they were putting out news this week that maddow was dragging them down, so they’re priming the pump for that one too. of course, they never bring up how it’s almost exactly the opposite, and chriss matthews, joescar, etc stay, and look for pat buchanan back on the air soon. such a joke. although, the way the white privilege “progressives” display their obama derangement syndrome basically 100% of the time, doesn’t really matter.

    • October 15, 2014 at 11:32 pm

      Aw, shucks, I still haven’t had a chance to see his little stupid self… Oh wait! HaHa, make room for another lobbyist, eh?

  6. 32 vcprezofan2
    October 15, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Late to the party?

  7. 34 Nena20409
    October 15, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    I get it now……Rick Scott threw a tantrum this evening sucking his thumb about To Fan, or Not to Fan……why?
    In 2010, with Alex Sink, during a debate, at one time, Ms Sink was handed an IPhone. No electronic device was allowed. In that debate, Ms Sink looked at the IPhone…..there was a text or something about her baby-sitter or something. Scott made a big deal about it. It went national and Sink lost for she was perceived as having broken the rule and some Nationally, so did Rick Scott and the GOPers, locally, termed Ms. Sink as a cheater.

    Rick Scott, had forgotten that in 2010, Floridians gave him the benefit of the doubt……he was was not defined and his Millions dwarfed his Medicare Fraud charges. But today, Rick Scott is known……No Mercy for the man this time around.

  8. 35 Nena20409
    October 15, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Congrats J’OB on your gold 😉

  9. 37 jacquelineoboomer
    October 15, 2014 at 11:12 pm

  10. 41 Nerdy Wonka
    October 15, 2014 at 11:12 pm

  11. 43 jacquelineoboomer
    October 15, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Old Keith gets in on it.

    • 44 nospin
      October 15, 2014 at 11:50 pm

      that was pretty funny. What was more disconcerting was that Gov Scott could not discern the difference between an object that is electric vs. an object that is electronic.

      • October 16, 2014 at 12:03 am

        Very true, nospin. I responded to you in the previous thread, as well.

        While both categories of devices depend on electrons for power, an electrical device merely performs its function due to the flow of those electrons (typically as AC). An electronic device depends on electrons for power but for FUNCTION and it is non-trivial that the nature of the flow of electrons to electronic devices, for power, is DC.

        What Rick Scott did, more than anything else, is reveal the total folly of having anyone, in any form of institutional decision making – government, corporate or private – that not only doesn’t know science, but is anti-science.

      • 46 jacquelineoboomer
        October 16, 2014 at 12:08 am

        And he governs one of the 50 states.

        Thanks to The Stupid Party!

  12. 47 vcprezofan2
    October 15, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Not important, yet my curiosity is scurrying around trying to hit on an answer – why did Crist need a fan under the podium? Was he wearing wool pants, and if so, why wear ‘hot pants’? Neither side makes much sense to me.

    • 48 Nena20409
      October 15, 2014 at 11:22 pm

      The way Crist was smiling, my uneducated guess is, Crist might have known that Fans are irritating to the Medicare Fraud Bald Scott.

      • 49 vcprezofan2
        October 15, 2014 at 11:24 pm

        I wonder why? When my son was a wee toddler he was afraid of fans, particularly the ceiling kind.

        • 50 Nena20409
          October 15, 2014 at 11:28 pm

          Nowadays, these politicians have detectives that uncover things……..Crist is known to play hard ball.
          He managed to get under the Scott’s skin. 😎

    • 52 nospin
      October 15, 2014 at 11:52 pm

      it was hot in Fl. 90+ degrees and hot in the building. With the lights on the stage I guess he would have been sweltering in the heat. He wanted to stay cool.

      • 53 jacquelineoboomer
        October 16, 2014 at 12:31 am

        I give him credit. If Nixon had thought of a fan back in the ’60s … well, perish that thought! Although, I think I’m recalling that facial makeup was a big topic with JFK at their debate.

        The beat goes on.

      • October 16, 2014 at 12:34 am

        Probably did not want to sweat like Nixon did when he lost his debate to JFK.

    • 55 arapaho415
      October 15, 2014 at 11:53 pm

      The dKos article linked to in the previous thread said it was 90F with 93% humidity today in Davie FL.

      Ten years ago I spent a lot of time in Orlando (having never visited the state before or since) and I could not get used to the weather — sorry Jovie, CEB and other Floridians. The only time I was there when there weren’t hurricane warnings, downpours and/or oppressive humidity was in April (delightful). I was there over a couple of weekends, but didn’t get out much because of the downpours, and I was convinced that my small rental car would be swept into an alligator-infested lake (which are everywhere). And every building’s windows had water dripping from the inside because of the humidity.

      Native Westerner, needed my mountains.

  13. 56 Nena20409
    October 15, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    Insult the Voters and still get their Votes? Only in GA and if you have R after your last name.

  14. October 15, 2014 at 11:19 pm

  15. 58 japa21
    October 15, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    So the spin starts

  16. 73 Nena20409
    October 15, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    In 5 controlled CDC cases where Ebola patients were treated……Zero Infections and Zero Deaths.

    In TX, one death and 2 healthcare workers got infected.

    CDC can ONLY give recommendations……Guidelines. Facts have got to matter.

  17. 75 sjterrid
    October 15, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Good evening, TOD!

    Chips, loved your tweet, when the shit hits the fan! I couldn’t stop laughing.

    I have to go back to read the earlier threads.

  18. 76 Nena20409
    October 15, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    • 77 COS
      October 15, 2014 at 11:57 pm

      Ratings are still flat because the public can see Ebola coverage by the media is over-kill. I only watch the Ebola coverage when PBO has something to say. They ask the same darn questions on every show.

  19. 78 Nena20409
    October 15, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    A wonderful story.

    • October 15, 2014 at 11:51 pm

      weird how the guy is blaming the economy “of the last five years” for his troubles. not sure why they’re ignoring the great recession which started directly from the trickle down economics of republicans, and the economy has been getting substantially better over the last five years.

      thing about that issue too, is that people have to make the choice to shop local day in and day out, or it’s not sustainable. the business guy even said he’s not sure it’ll last much longer anyway. in my house we go out of our way to go to local shops we like even though we know we can order it online and it shows up at our door, or we can get it cheaper at a big box. yea, we’ll order things at times or occasionally end up at a multi-national chain, but we’re about 75% local. more and more people need to do that or it’s only going to get worse for the mom and pops.

  20. 80 Nena20409
    October 15, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    It looks like my uneducated guess………Crist did a similar thing in 2006


    In August 2006, Crist reportedly also brought a fan onstage during a debate during the Republican gubernatorial primary. Crist’s opponent, Tom Gallagher objected to Crist having the fan onstage. (Crist was then a Republican, but then became an independent in 2010, before becoming a Democrat in 2012.)

    “That’s not fair,” Gallagher told the moderators of the debate, according to the Tampa Bay Times. “Get another fan in here or I’m walking out.” The Times reported that debate organizers found another fan and each of the candidates took turns standing in front of it as they spoke.

    All Scott had to do was to ask for his own little fan 😉 ❓

    • 81 arapaho415
      October 15, 2014 at 11:55 pm

  21. October 15, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    Welp, the shit’s hit the fan, and I’ma going to bed. See all you peeps on the flip side.

  22. 83 Nena20409
    October 15, 2014 at 11:56 pm

  23. October 16, 2014 at 12:12 am

    damn, KochFeedAndrew is quite the tool, isn’t he? never really looked at his tweets much until now. i see him promoting the certifiable loon dana rorbacher, but i was much more impressed by the person taking on dana, which i don’t think was andy’s intention by highlighting dana:

    now that’s a lesson for how to converse with a modern republican, or major “news” person for that matter!

  24. 87 PoliticalJunkessa
    October 16, 2014 at 12:15 am

    A damn fan! These are the type of juvenile antics that cost republicans elections. Well, if the people aren’t smart enough to not vote for them because of their nasty policies, then I’ll take stupid #fangate. Ridicule always works. Whatever it takes.

    Good night all! ♥ ♥ ♥

  25. October 16, 2014 at 12:21 am

    That’ll be something else.

  26. October 16, 2014 at 12:29 am

  27. 92 jacquelineoboomer
    October 16, 2014 at 12:35 am

  28. 93 jacquelineoboomer
    October 16, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Crist said “Fan me, I am hot”
    Scott said “Oh, no, I will not”
    Crist said “Looks like Rick’s a Phantom”
    Scott said “Nah, I’m throwin’ a Fantrum”
    Crist said “My aims and goals are true”
    Scott said “Is it hot in here to you?”

  29. 94 amk for obama
    October 16, 2014 at 12:49 am

    so the shit really hit the fan literally, eh?

    amazing how stupid half of the US still trusts these punks.

  30. 100 jacquelineoboomer
    October 16, 2014 at 12:55 am

  31. 101 nospin
    October 16, 2014 at 12:55 am

  32. 103 nospin
    October 16, 2014 at 1:02 am

    Twitter is on fire tonight. Warning — crappy pic.

    • 104 jacquelineoboomer
      October 16, 2014 at 1:10 am

      I’m a peaceful person, but I’d like to beat that guy to a pulp. However, I don’t want to get near The Hair, even with a 10-foot pole.

      Truth be told, although I’m a peaceful person, just writing that made me happy!

  33. 105 nospin
    October 16, 2014 at 1:06 am

  34. 106 amk for obama
    October 16, 2014 at 1:11 am

  35. October 16, 2014 at 1:41 am

    Many more tweets from Elijah J Magnier (@EjmAlrai) covering Gen Allen’s statements if you are interested.


    good night TOD

  36. October 16, 2014 at 1:48 am

    This is major news. The 1% has been squeezing out innovation and it’s happening anyway. It’s been going on behind the scenes and I think there are many breakthroughs we will see soon. Out with the old and in with the new.

    ….Fusion, the holy grail of nuclear power, creates three to four times as much energy as fission. More importantly, fusion’s key advantage over fission is that it does not produce cancer-causing radioactive waste….

    ….“It’s safe, it’s clean, and Lockheed is promising an operational unit by 2017 with assembly line production to follow, enabling everything from unlimited fresh water to engines that take spacecraft to Mars in one month instead of six,” ….

  37. October 16, 2014 at 2:09 am

    I love the picture they have with the article.

    ….But late last month, the Treasury Department announced executive moves to attempt to curb inversions. The Obama administration said it was acting unilaterally because it could no longer wait for Congress to address the growing trend legislatively.

    In an SEC filing Tuesday night, AbbVie specifically cited the Treasury’s actions as a reason for reconsideration of the merger….

  38. 112 99ts
    October 16, 2014 at 3:06 am

    The stupid of the GOP is unbelievable – yet the media STILL support them. Listening to the fools at the debate say “both sides”

    Why are they not 500% calling out Gov Scott

  39. 113 Dudette
    October 16, 2014 at 3:17 am

    For Nancy…

    • 114 99ts
      October 16, 2014 at 4:04 am

      Hello Dudette – thought I was the only one awake – thankyou for the music – and the pictures – and thoughts to Nancy.

      Getting older brings with it the loss of loved ones – I can’t believe we said goodbye to 3 close family/friends in the past 2 weeks – but we have wonderful memories – they do get us through the nights.

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