Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(ABC News)   WFP says Afghan famine averted. Liberals frantically search for another reason to bash US.   (abcnews.go.com ) divider line
    More: Cool  
•       •       •

1964 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Jan 2002 at 12:56 AM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



141 Comments     (+0 »)
 


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2002-01-30 12:56:49 AM  
OhmygodthisonetimeIwentintoaflamebaitthreadandtrolledandIwaslike WEEEEEEEEEEE!
 
2002-01-30 12:59:00 AM  
Nice title
 
2002-01-30 01:00:01 AM  
Stupid headline. Like they need a reason to bash Bush
 
2002-01-30 01:00:45 AM  
Whew! Crisis averted, going to go see nekid Matrix chik in peace.
 
2002-01-30 01:00:49 AM  
[image from img.fark.com too old to be available] Fark is biased.
 
2002-01-30 01:00:53 AM  
its the daily fark liberal/conservative flame thread
Best to get outta here
 
2002-01-30 01:02:16 AM  
Hey, we've seen conservative flamebait threads, and liberal flamebait threads... how 'bout some libertarian stuff in there! We can be stupid and argumentative too!
 
2002-01-30 01:03:25 AM  
[image from img.fark.com too old to be available] Dumbasses believe that Fark is biased.
 
2002-01-30 01:04:22 AM  
"Even though people are receiving some food, that's not to say they're receiving enough food."

So um...if I get like a cracker a day that's "some food" and I'm not a famine victim? huh?

Jesus H. Christ. Another slanted American headline. Doesn't every American news source say "yippee for Skippy Bush" these days?
 
2002-01-30 01:04:56 AM  
[image from img.fark.com too old to be available]I am very attractive.
 
2002-01-30 01:06:22 AM  
Doesn't every American news source say "yippee for Skippy Bush" these days?

Wait a minute, I thought news sites were liberal! Didn't we just have a big argument about that last week?
 
2002-01-30 01:14:49 AM  
I don't think major news sites are either conservative or liberal....they're just stupid tools, controlled by big-ass corporations (cf. this)
 
2002-01-30 01:15:39 AM  
[image from img.fark.com too old to be available] I like transforming robots.
 
2002-01-30 01:15:45 AM  
<sarcasm>

I await Rei's arrival to inform us that her "inside knowledge" shows that the WFP is lying.

Millions of Afghans are dying horrible deaths. It's genocide by hunger, my friends. Just wait, Rei will tell you all.

</sarcasm>
 
2002-01-30 01:17:30 AM  
hey, its us "liberals" who keep fighting for improvement in this country. yea, that's right, stupid liberals like thomas jefferson, martin luther king jr, and me. if we accept this country as perfect, we'll never fight to make it any better. i'm hungry
 
2002-01-30 01:18:03 AM  
The Liberals won't frantically search for another reason to bash the US... they'll just claim it's all a big lie. Of course, how many of the whiners are actually over in Afghanistan feeding people?
 
2002-01-30 01:19:19 AM  
[image from img.fark.com too old to be available]Heterosexual men like women.
 
2002-01-30 01:19:26 AM  
Well, Doctor Doom, I have to say it's gonna be damn hard to start some Libertarian Flamebait talks.

Who's gonna argue when the Libertarian point of view actually makes sense and can't be disbuted!
 
2002-01-30 01:20:27 AM  
Hmm. Thomas Jefferson. He got one of his slaves pregnant, didn't he? That's pretty liberal, I guess.
 
2002-01-30 01:21:35 AM  
the Dems are so out of ideas that they are going to try the Bush 'smirk' thing again...
 
2002-01-30 01:21:41 AM  
[image from img.fark.com too old to be available] Elvis is dead.
 
2002-01-30 01:22:49 AM  
Let's just admit the truth that conservatives are the only people who can rightfully call themselves patriotic, and that anyone who criticizes this country isn't criticizing, but "bashing," and that everything our president does is good and justified and shouldn't be questioned, and call it a farkin' day.

Wow. That sounded even more ridiculous than I thought it would!
 
2002-01-30 01:23:08 AM  
Theironchef: "Libertarians" and "Leftists" (not "liberals") aren't all that much different in philosophy: We both think that people should be trusted to use their own judgment and exercise their own freedoms, don't ya think?
 
2002-01-30 01:24:46 AM  
Okay, i'm saying this because i'm soooooo happy!

MyTwoCents is gone! Whhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

And um.. something about this topic...

I think the "conservatives" are just really anal about the whole "liberals" who question certain policies... I mean.. if you didn't question, then the government would be able to freely do whatever the fark they want.

By the way, we still haven't officially declared war, thx.
 
2002-01-30 01:27:09 AM  
[image from img.fark.com too old to be available] André the Giant has a posse.
 
2002-01-30 01:53:07 AM  
I love how it always turns into a "you liberals" and "you republicans" match. Generally I find both sides screw up and blame the other for the worlds problems, so thats one thing Democrats/Republicans have in common.
 
2002-01-30 02:09:01 AM  
[image from home.dal.net too old to be available]
 
2002-01-30 03:05:09 AM  
[image from img.fark.com too old to be available] Transformers are more than meets the eye.
 
2002-01-30 03:52:40 AM  
[image from img.fark.com too old to be available]Dick Cheney's name is Dick.
 
2002-01-30 03:53:58 AM  
Forget ABC - reliefweb.int is your hookup for info directly from aid organizations. The picture could be a helluva lot worse... but it's not exactly rosy, either.

Did anyone else get the willies seeing Hamid Karzai during Bush's lovefest tonight? I swear, he had the look of a man who'd made a Faustian deal and immediately wanted out...
 
2002-01-30 04:11:19 AM  
Another great victory for America.
 
2002-01-30 04:14:22 AM  
As is this:

"Wednesday January 30, 2002 8:50 AM


KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - As President Bush vowed to hunt terrorists across the globe, Afghan authorities were seeking explanations from the U.S. military over the holding of 27 prisoners seized last week in a Special Forces raid.

The Afghans claim that those taken into custody include anti-Taliban officials loyal to interim leader Hamid Karzai's new government, among them the district police chief, his deputy and members of the district council.

The pre-dawn raid has emerged as one of the most controversial operations since the U.S. military shifted gears from forcing the collapse of the Taliban regime to the hunt for surviving pockets of al-Qaida and Taliban fighters.

The Pentagon insists that Special Forces attacked a legitimate military target in the raid on an ammunition dump that intelligence analysts believed al-Qaida or Taliban forces were using.

U.S. troops killed 15 or 16 people and took 27 others prisoner after gunmen opened fire on them, the Pentagon said. One American soldier was wounded in the ankle.

Local Afghans have insisted that by the time the Special Forces arrived, Taliban renegades had handed over the weapons to pro-government figures, some of whom were among the dead.

A spokesman for Gov. Gul Agha in the southern city of Kandahar said Tuesday that the U.S. military had promised to begin releasing some of the detainees in a few days. At the U.S. base in Kandahar, Army spokesman Capt. Tony Rivers declined comment.

Yusuf Pashtun, Agha's spokesman, said the Americans had been asked for ``clarification'' of the detainees' status and the reasons they were being held.

Karzai says he will send a delegation to investigate the raid, which occurred in Uruzgan province - where he organized resistance to the Taliban before the Islamic militia collapsed last year following intense U.S. bombing and attacks by the northern alliance"
http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-1482444,00.html
 
2002-01-30 05:38:27 AM  
Harmonia maybe you should be worrying about what happens within your own country before you start pointing fingers and degrade America. You happen to know what today marks for you? Happy 30th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. 14 killed and how many wounded at this peaceful protest? why has it taken 30 years for them to finally get around to telling the soilders they have to tell the truth of what happend that day? You like to come here and spout off about how the US is a bully and yet there in your own back yard sustaining a military state in the six north-eastern counties of Ireland. Not letting people run thier country the way they see fit? Hmmm I can see how you are just the person to be pointing and telling others what they are doing is wrong and evil.. Twat
 
2002-01-30 05:46:56 AM  
Hello, hello

I, alomg with many others marched aginst the Brit presemce in Ireland and for the release of prisoners of that conflict, so I dont need any lessons from you about bloody sunday.

We also did this while bombs where going off in the UK, would you have the bottle to demonstrate to free the prisoners in Cuba?

I posted that story not just to bash anyone but instead to provide a bit of balance. Your press it telling you that the war is over and you have won, most of the rest of the world sees it rather differently.

Still attack me and ignore the argument, cant have you thinking for your self now, can we fud?
 
fb-
2002-01-30 06:30:33 AM  
Blah blah blah. Blah blah blah. Blah blah blah. Hippies just keep running at the mouth about this disaster and that disaster. Strangely enough, we don't do what the hippies say we must do, yet none of these problems ever arise.

Cry baby hippies just aren't complete unless they have something to protest and complain about.
 
2002-01-30 06:31:56 AM  
I always find the whole NORAID/IRA connection a pretty good back-up.
 
2002-01-30 06:32:33 AM  
Incidently, I'm not a liberal, though. I'm quite conservative in my views on the stupid and the hateful.
 
2002-01-30 06:33:24 AM  
Fb, constructive as usual

Goatman you a hippy?

Thought not.
 
2002-01-30 06:35:32 AM  
I find the FARC/IRA connection a good point as well.
 
2002-01-30 06:39:50 AM  
hippie, hippy
noun [C]
a person, typically young, esp. in the late 1960s and early 1970s, who believed in peace, was opposed to many of the accepted ideas about how to live, had long hair and often lived in groups and took drugs

Goatman
Are you a person?
Are you young person?
Where you a young person in the 60s or 70s?
Do you believe in peace?
Do you have your own ideas?
Do you live your own way of life?
Do you have long hair?
Do you not live alone?
Do you take drugs?

If yes to all .. then you are a hippie
 
2002-01-30 06:44:31 AM  
Well lets see

Yes
nope
very young
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes

Now do I do?
 
2002-01-30 06:45:51 AM  
Again, I request FARK install an "ignore" feature so I never have to read another self-righteous posting from Harmonia.
 
2002-01-30 06:52:32 AM  
Harmonia

You have potential to be a fine hippie.
 
Kan
2002-01-30 06:53:34 AM  
Gelatinous enter the trashkan of no thoughts.
 
2002-01-30 06:54:16 AM  
Gelatinous obviously is too thick to use his built-in ignore feature, just look at the mane and if you see its me just dont read it!

Anyway leaving stupid behind check this out!


http://www.drparsons.fsnet.co.uk/georg.html
 
2002-01-30 06:54:23 AM  
Damn Europeans spend pratically nothing on defense or military. Why? Because they know they can hide behind the US when absolutely necessary. It leaves them free to pour all that money (that they SHOULD be spending on defense) into their social programs. Then they not only get to criticize US military actions whenever they damn well please, they also get to mock our social programs as "third world" (I have had European co-workers joke about this with me. I'd like to see how their attitudes would change if the US suddenly adopted an isolationist policy and told Europe to go to hell. Wipe the obnoxious smirks off their faces, that's for sure.)
 
2002-01-30 06:57:30 AM  
Harmonia:

"Still attack me and ignore the argument"

I believe YOU wrote that above. But now you enjoy making (or at least sharing) personal attacks on my country's President? Cute.
 
2002-01-30 06:59:04 AM  
Gelatinous, help me out here.

Im trying to write an article, remember that guy, the one you were going to catch? what was his name again, began with a O perhaps.

he was all over the news last year but no-one seems to mention him now.

We spend too much on schools and hospitals? thanks we like it that way. Isolationist? Go home, get your bases out of my country. It would make my day.

Americans are always welcome here, but leave the Nuclear weapoms at home thanks.
 
2002-01-30 07:01:17 AM  
How dare anyone mock Bush!

You have to understand G, I was just showing how low these commie/liberal European pond-life were willing to sink.

I say we nuke em now.
 
2002-01-30 07:06:34 AM  
No, you're doing a nice job of drowning yourself, actually.

Me? I was going to catch him? What? Did you try and help? No? Okay.

Let's try this again:

Currently, the US basically ensures the safety of all its allies. It serves as the virtual military of most of Western Europe, Japan, and numerous other areas around the world who constantly cry out for our help, but only when it suits them. If we leave, you have to start building up your military, at a substantial cost. Then who's going to pay for your healthcare and education, dear? Oh WHOOPS, you don't have enough left over to pay for it.

The UK is actually one of 8 countries that has nuclear weapons. So I really don't understand what you're talking about.
 
Displayed 50 of 141 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Newest | Show all



This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report