The best in arts & entertainment, news, pop culture, and your mom since 2002.

[Total: 32    Average: 3.1/5]
47 Comments - View/Add
Hits: 24785
Rating: 3.1
Category:
Date: 08/09/10 07:10 PM

47 Responses to More Basil Please

  1. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    August 9, 2010 at 7:05 pm
    Link: More Basil Please - Basil gets the chance to clarify his muddled message.
  2. Profile photo of dannybhoy
    dannybhoy Male 18-29
    14 posts
    August 9, 2010 at 7:19 pm
    tl;dw
  3. Profile photo of chunkymonkie
    chunkymonkie Male 13-17
    670 posts
    August 9, 2010 at 7:21 pm
    woopdeedoo basil
  4. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4682 posts
    August 9, 2010 at 7:25 pm
    I assumed this post would be about herbs!
  5. Profile photo of the_windy
    the_windy Female 18-29
    1589 posts
    August 9, 2010 at 7:30 pm
    Ummm, who is this guy and why should I care?
  6. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    August 9, 2010 at 7:40 pm
    @the windy: texan governer hopeful
    last we saw him he said something about gun laws and freedom or something in a way that sounded like he was stoned to all hell
  7. Profile photo of ElMustache
    ElMustache Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    August 9, 2010 at 7:53 pm
    He`s running on the platform of protective helmets and juice boxes.
  8. Profile photo of Dolomyte
    Dolomyte Male 18-29
    102 posts
    August 9, 2010 at 7:54 pm
    He has some thoughtful debate, from what I could gather through his speech impediment. But the message I do not think will far well at the polls, `take guns from traffic police who perform traffic stops`.
    I agree that most likely more civilians are shot and killed by police officers than officers shot and killed my civilians, but public opinion is formed by television and how many `cops` shows depict civilians shooting at police? The public opinion is most likely that traffic police have a very dangerous job.
    When in actuality traffic police are there to ensure continuous flow not stop, harass, and infringe on sacred rights of travel. Only citations that should be handed out are in cases of injuries to persons or property.
  9. Profile photo of andyo1616
    andyo1616 Male 18-29
    28 posts
    August 9, 2010 at 8:13 pm
    At @3:00 I started running around the room looking for my phone. Damn surround sound!
  10. Profile photo of HamilTaco
    HamilTaco Male 18-29
    178 posts
    August 9, 2010 at 8:27 pm
    For anyone that didn`t see the original video
    Here
  11. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36682 posts
    August 9, 2010 at 8:28 pm
    Well, that sure clears things up.
  12. Profile photo of sportsfan94
    sportsfan94 Male 13-17
    108 posts
    August 9, 2010 at 8:30 pm
    I live in TN and this guy got around 3,000 votes in the primary. So for those keeping score at home, that`s about half of a percent of the vote. So we aren`t totally insane here, just partly.
  13. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
    3916 posts
    August 9, 2010 at 9:02 pm
    lol....Colbert owned this guy so hard...
  14. Profile photo of zephyer
    zephyer Male 40-49
    23 posts
    August 9, 2010 at 10:10 pm
    IS he drunk?
  15. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    August 9, 2010 at 10:11 pm
    Where did this guy get the money to run for Governor. Did he hit the power ball lottery?
  16. Profile photo of parkm
    parkm Male 13-17
    742 posts
    August 9, 2010 at 10:41 pm
    ElMustache
    Male, 18-29, Western US
    595 Posts Monday, August 09, 2010 7:53:40 PM
    He`s running on the platform of protective helmets and juice boxes.

    I love you.
  17. Profile photo of joosen52
    joosen52 Male 18-29
    206 posts
    August 9, 2010 at 11:33 pm
    "I could have lost 2,500 votes this night" LOL
    There`s like 20 people there. XD
  18. Profile photo of Jui37
    Jui37 Female 18-29
    463 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 12:44 am
    @ElMustache-I, much like parkm, am now in love with you.
  19. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 12:46 am
    Dolomyte.
    "The public opinion is most likely that traffic police have a very dangerous job."

    I deleted my original message as it may breach certain board rules. Also, I apologize for suggesting that position, it was wrong of me and anatomically implausible that you could type while doing it anyway.

    In summary:
    The facts are available. Look them up.
    You`ll find that more police are killed in traffic stops than anything else they do. Thus, they do have a dangerous job. (Ranked as the 10th most dangerous job in America. Worse than firefighters by about 25%. This is just traffic police, not all police).

    Just as a small piece of advice, you may wish to learn something, and then share it. In that order, as opposed to sharing first and learning later.

    I wish you all the best. Have a nice day.
  20. Profile photo of michaelcsr
    michaelcsr Male 40-49
    559 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 1:31 am
    I disagree with one part of your statement, baalthazaq. Acctually, more police are killed on domestic violence calls than any other call. I don`t know where trafic stops fall on this list, but I know for sure that DV calls are the deadliest for beat cops. That said, the rest of your point is valid. Not many careers are more dangerous than police officer.
  21. Profile photo of Intaresting
    Intaresting Male 18-29
    812 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 2:06 am
    American politics at it`s best.
  22. Profile photo of ElMustache
    ElMustache Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 2:37 am
    Parkm,jui: Dawwww. I love you guys! Find the link on my IAB profile and add me on fb.
  23. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 3:17 am
    Close Michael, but not quite.

    The FBI`s 2005 report puts domestic abuse figures at 12.7% of police deaths, and traffic stops at 27.3%

    Domestic abuse calls ARE actually more dangerous, when it comes to officers being *assaulted*, but not killed.

    I have no idea why this is. Possibly you`re less likely to be surprised on a domestic violence call. There`s also a matter of there potentially being more traffic stops than domestic abuse calls, or vice versa. Making "most dangerous job police do" not the same as "most dangerous job to have as a policeman".

    I`d rather do 1 traffic stop than 1 domestic abuse call. True.

    (Made up examples below).
    Chances of death.
    Job X: 2%.
    Job Y: 0.2%.
    (Worst to do is X)

    Number of times you have to do job daily:
    X: 2.
    Y: 30.

    Results:
    Job X = dead on average in 18 days.
    Job Y = dead on average in 12 days.
    (Worst to have is Y)
  24. Profile photo of RobSwindol
    RobSwindol Male 30-39
    2514 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 4:27 am
    Democrats can`t say the Pledge of Allegiance?
  25. Profile photo of Ghostofme16
    Ghostofme16 Female 18-29
    386 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 4:56 am
    Yes they can... O_o.....
  26. Profile photo of pmarren
    pmarren Male 40-49
    4575 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 6:19 am
    I take issue with the fact that he said we are a democracy. Idiot. Evey U.S. citizen SHOULD know that The United States is a Representative Republic, not a democracy. Of course, he does appear to be drunk, so who knows.
  27. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4006 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 6:21 am
    Have you noticed this guy always looks like he`s having a heart attack?
  28. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36682 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 6:38 am
    is he a Thalidamide baby?
  29. Profile photo of dreambrother
    dreambrother Male 18-29
    102 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 7:12 am
    Wow, a real force recon marine! I know I`ll sleep better at night, knowing that a whole squad of guys like this are out there protecting my rights.
  30. Profile photo of coffeekoneko
    coffeekoneko Female 18-29
    1008 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 7:20 am
    Oooh! So that`s why whenever I try to say the pledge of allegiance my mouth fuses shut like in The Matrix.

    I finally understand. Thanks BasilMarceux.com!
  31. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 8:02 am
    I think he looks like he is taking a dump.
  32. Profile photo of Dolomyte
    Dolomyte Male 18-29
    102 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 8:15 am
    @Baalthazaq

    "The facts are available. Look them up. "

    That is the problem. Civilian deaths by police action is not properly documented. In 2006, the estimation is around 200, Basil in his argument is claiming a number in the 18,000 range, he then calls traffic cops serial killers. In my experience when an agency is not completely transparent then that agency generally has something to hide.
    My position on the issue is with the police actions that interfere with the inalienable rights of the people to travel. The perceived dangerous job may be a reaction to the infringement of rights, whereas if rights were not infringed then there may be much less violent response to those actions.
  33. Profile photo of Dolomyte
    Dolomyte Male 18-29
    102 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 8:30 am
    @Baalthazaq

    If the united States is a free state as stated in the pledge of allegiance, `land of the free, home of the brave` then the use of roads and causeways would be free to all to use as they see fit as long as no persons or property was damaged in the usage. On the other hand if police regulate the use of roads and causeways then that would be a police state. Furthermore consider the discriminatory practice of these regulations by police. How many African Americans have been ticketed for simply being black? When you consider the deceptions, the abused powers, the discrimination it is no wonder police are in danger during routine traffic stops. But removing guns from traffic police will only inspire more violence, not absolve it.
  34. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
    605 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 8:47 am
    I love this, i just love it. Seriously, thats democracy, the fact that this man can get up and try to run for.. whatever? ha its awesome. if anything screams democracy, its this.
  35. Profile photo of thecoolhair
    thecoolhair Male 30-39
    101 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 8:50 am
    I`M TIRED OF THESE MO dratING TRAFIC STOPS!!!!!!
  36. Profile photo of Omphaloskept
    Omphaloskept Male 40-49
    181 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 9:30 am
    @pmarren

    I hope I`m just tone-deaf and you`re being sarcastic, but a representative republic is a form of democracy. You know this, right?
  37. Profile photo of bouncy23
    bouncy23 Male 18-29
    15 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 9:42 am
    @Dolomyte

    You are confusing the Pledge of Allegiance with "The Star Spangled Banner". The Pledge never states that the U.S. is a "free state", but does guarantee equal liberty and justice for all. Even if that`s what you`re referring to, your logical jump to an anarchy/police state dichotomy is complete nonsense.
  38. Profile photo of IssaTheFiend
    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
    2353 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 12:01 pm
    I hope this guy gets elected. It would be f*cking hilarious.

    Go BasilMarceux.com!
  39. Profile photo of fukko
    fukko Male 18-29
    27 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 12:27 pm
    Is it just me or does this dude seem like he`s got a bit of a buzz going?
  40. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 12:28 pm
    Democrats can`t say the pledge of allegiance. It`s science, people.
  41. Profile photo of Thorgrimmer
    Thorgrimmer Male 18-29
    180 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 7:16 pm
    Everyone vote for Ralph Wiggum!
  42. Profile photo of Ozmose
    Ozmose Male 30-39
    448 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 7:19 pm
    Seriously???? Seriously???
    I have an IQ of 146 and I can`t get find a decent job, but this @%$&?%# retarded hayseed gets a crack at public office!!!! Are you $^#%#* kidding me???

    #%$%!!! *&^#$#@!!! #@%&!!!!!!!!! . . .

    Alright. That`s it.
    I`m done.
    I give up.
    I`m just going to buy a hockey mask and become a &@$%#@%$ serial killer. At least it`s a job.
  43. Profile photo of An-egg
    An-egg Male 30-39
    885 posts
    August 10, 2010 at 8:00 pm
    If you have an IQ of 146 you`re probably banned. They don`t want anyone in public office who thinks for themself.

    (I realise that themself is incorrect but it satisfies the social mores and stops me from being called a fascist)
  44. Profile photo of Originalform
    Originalform Male 30-39
    292 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    `pops head in`.......vote Quimby!....quickly leaves...
  45. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    August 11, 2010 at 8:20 pm
    makes sense to me :P
  46. Profile photo of ROK9
    ROK9 Male 18-29
    1834 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 12:08 am
    lol
  47. Profile photo of Subushie
    Subushie Male 18-29
    1646 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 12:14 pm
    I had no idea Harry Potters uncle was running for a place in the Senate.


    "mandatory.. put we the people back into power... i hope i win... if not, see you in four more."

Leave a Reply