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2006-02-09 01:29:14 PM
Burns' spokesman James Pendleton dismissed Wikinews' findings when asked about it Wednesday, pointing to the site's open-source nature.

Classic. When accused of vandalizing a publicly-editable resource, defend yourself by saying, "Hah! Any asshole can edit that!"

*shakes head*
 
2006-02-09 01:32:27 PM
"They have exactly zero credibility," he said. "Because there is no fact-checking, anybody can go in and put in whatever they want."

Translation: "These guys will let anybody edit the entries, even sleasebags like Senator Conrad Burns of Montana."
 
2006-02-09 01:34:06 PM
Busted
 
2006-02-09 01:36:11 PM
Sorry, asshat. Time to get a new job. Hey, can I get a, "They tuk yer jorb!"?
 
2006-02-09 01:36:24 PM
No one blames the side of a building when someone paints offensive graffiti on it. But anyone can paint on it!
 
2006-02-09 01:36:40 PM
If I were at Wikipedia, I would forbid any governmental revisionist action.

Hold those bastards' collective feet to the fire, man.

And laugh at them. Ha ha.
 
2006-02-09 01:37:22 PM
Where's that joke thread from a couple of days back? Oh, yeah, there it is:

Two Arabs just arrive in the USA. They're real happy to be here and they just want to fit in as much as possible. They agree to meet each other in a year to see who became more American.

The next time they meet, one guy tells the other that he just got out of church and he's taking his boy to a baseball game after they have some apple pie.

He asked the other guy, "How American did you get?". The other guy looks at him and yells, "FARK YOU, TOWELHEAD!".


/not planning on running for the Senate
 
2006-02-09 01:37:35 PM
Burns is a good old boy corrupt politician who should be in jail, not in congress.

Maybe I'll enter that into his Wikipedia entry, 'cause it's true.
 
2006-02-09 01:38:44 PM
Conrad Burns: I'll pay YOU to use my tampons!
 
2006-02-09 01:39:48 PM
whidbey: If I were at Wikipedia, I would forbid any governmental revisionist action.

Then you forbid them their opportunity to tell their side of the story and correct the "facts"
 
2006-02-09 01:40:43 PM
carrot: /not planning on running for the Senate

HAHAHAHA someone just forwarded that joke to me Monday
 
2006-02-09 01:42:14 PM
from Wiki: In 2000, he offended a Billings woman when he pointed to her nose ring and asked her what tribe she was from.

While obviously not typical of most Republicans, I find it so interesting that nearly all of the people I know who say shiat like this are Republicans?
 
2006-02-09 01:42:26 PM
Maybe one day they'll figure out that they can edit them at home and not just at work.
 
2006-02-09 01:48:20 PM
Sdecker: Maybe one day they'll figure out that they can edit them at home and not just at work.

You really think a US Senator is that intelligent? I think you're giving him way too much credit. Besides, who has time to dick around on the computer at home whe you're busy making back room deals and taking bribes?
 
2006-02-09 01:48:27 PM
Someone should put a link to the article in the Wiki entry
 
2006-02-09 01:49:04 PM
SockMonkeyHolocaust: Then you forbid them their opportunity to tell their side of the story and correct the "facts"

I wanna make them SWEAT, man.

Leave that stuff up for about thirty days...:D
 
2006-02-09 01:49:42 PM
moctar: While obviously not typical of most Republicans, I find it so interesting that nearly all of the people I know who say shiat like this are Republicans?

Oh, come on. Burns is just a knuckle-dragging-mouth-breather who's social skills stem from cave-man mentality. He probably still thinks everyone belongs to a tribe.
 
2006-02-09 01:50:19 PM
I see a re-election campaign...
Sen. Burns, hating on Ay-rabs before it was popular!
 
2006-02-09 01:50:24 PM
untrustworthy: Maybe I'll enter that into his Wikipedia entry, 'cause it's true.

And then he'll conduct an investigation and have funding cut to needed areas in your community.
 
2006-02-09 01:53:42 PM
whidbey: And then he'll conduct an investigation and have funding cut to needed areas in your community.

You can't squeeze blood from a stone.
 
2006-02-09 01:56:12 PM
that reminds me I need to edit my personal wikipedia entry...

/lol
 
2006-02-09 01:57:13 PM
untrustworthy: You can't squeeze blood from a stone.

Jack Bauer can.
 
2006-02-09 02:00:48 PM
And probably Chuck Norris as well
 
2006-02-09 02:01:58 PM
untrustworthy: Burns is just a knuckle-dragging-mouth-breather who's social skills stem from cave-man mentality.

Yeah - I mean, that's my point. I'm fairly close to considering myself a Republican, so I far from damning the entire party - I just find it interesting that most of the cave-man types happen to also be Republicans.
 
2006-02-09 02:06:07 PM
The information appears to have been restored to his Wikipedia entry, which now contains the following blurb:

A controversial speaker

In 1991, Burns shocked lobbyists when he invited them to a slave auction after voting for a civil rights bill. Burns said his comments had been misinterpreted because he was talking about a charity fundraising event known as a "slave auction."

In 1994, Burns told the editorial board of the Bozeman Chronicle that when asked by a constituent, "How can you live back there Washington, DC with all those n!993rs?" he replied, "[It's] a hell of a challenge." About the use of the racial slur: "I never give it much thought."

On February 17, 1999, while at a meeting of the Montana Implement Dealers Association in Billings, Montana, Burns referred to Arabic people as "ragheads". Burns later apologized.

In 2000, he offended a Billings woman when he pointed to her nose ring and asked her what tribe she was from.

. . . .

Two women have accused Burns of sexism, alleging that he told one of the women she could stay at home and be a mother if she lost her job to outsourcing.
 
2006-02-09 02:09:04 PM
moctar: Yeah - I mean, that's my point. I'm fairly close to considering myself a Republican, so I far from damning the entire party - I just find it interesting that most of the cave-man types happen to also be Republicans.

True. But the dems get all the hippy-sissy-pinko-commies, so it's a trade off.
 
2006-02-09 02:22:28 PM
I love this one...

Two families move from Iran to America. When they arrive, the two fathers make a bet...in a year's time whichever family has become more American, will win.


A year later they meet again. The first man says, "My son is playing baseball, I had McDonalds for breakfast & I'm on my way to pick up a case of Bud...how about you?"


The second man replies, "fark You, rag head."
 
2006-02-09 02:24:54 PM
Dancin_In_Anson: I love this one...
apparently so does

006-02-09 01:37:22 PM carrot [TotalFark]
 
2006-02-09 02:24:56 PM
Dancin_In_Anson: I love this one...

carrot beat you to it.
 
2006-02-09 02:25:54 PM
And KyngNothing beat me to the punch.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2006-02-09 02:35:47 PM
Earlier Fark thread about Congress editing Wikipedia. This thread offers equal time for Republicans.
 
2006-02-09 02:36:09 PM
Mr. Burns!

If only he had a decent lackey.
 
2006-02-09 02:39:49 PM
Well, hell...that's what I get for not reading the comments...thank God it wasn't a tranny link eh?
 
2006-02-09 03:46:12 PM
moctar: I just find it interesting that most of the cave-man types happen to also be Republicans.

you have to play to your base.

that sounds more snarky than it is intended. consider this, tho...do you think a majority of montana citizens within his constituency would have many ruffled feathers at the statement?
 
2006-02-09 03:51:14 PM
Maybe he can say they were jokes, like asswipe Jerome Corsi?
 
2006-02-09 03:52:34 PM
So who's the Bozeman farker that submitted this?

/Almost submitted it this morning, but thought no one would care about the Daily Chronicle
 
2006-02-09 03:54:55 PM
In 2000, he offended a Billings woman when he pointed to her nose ring and asked her what tribe she was from.

I don't care who you are, that's funny right there.
 
2006-02-09 03:55:37 PM
Burns' spokesman James Pendleton dismissed Wikinews' findings when asked about it Wednesday, pointing to the site's open-source nature.

"They have exactly zero credibility," he said. "Because there is no fact-checking, anybody can go in and put in whatever they want."


apparently his boss has proved as much.
 
2006-02-09 03:56:09 PM
Raghead is offensive, everyone knows they prefer towelhead.
 
2006-02-09 03:58:30 PM
I was saying "boo-urns".
 
2006-02-09 03:58:43 PM
haplo53: apparently his boss has proved as much.

Somebody seems to have checked the facts. Hence the article.
 
2006-02-09 03:59:21 PM
This proves what I have been saying all along.

"Wiki is nothing more than the filty mouthpiece of corupt, power hungry Governments the world over."

/And I'll keep on saying it til it's true.
 
2006-02-09 04:00:13 PM
I hope Bozeman gets their act together. If not, it's going to be embarrassing when the Vulcans arrive around 2060.

Vulcan: "Greetings. We bring you peace..."

Bozeman resident: "Is yall a Jew? How y'all get them eyebrows like that. You wax them like there pretty boys in San....Fran....sisco?"
 
2006-02-09 04:02:36 PM
what's a nubian?
 
2006-02-09 04:02:37 PM
I work for Senator Burns.

So I am really getting a kick out of most of these replies.

Some of you guys are very good at making it sound like you know what you are talking about.

But trust me. You dont.

I think you just want to make yourself sound smart, when in reality you dont know what you are talking about.

This is how bad info gets passed around.

If you dont know about the topic.Dont make yourself sound like you do.

Cuz some Farkers belive anything they hear.

/Got nothing else
 
2006-02-09 04:02:43 PM
www.farkimages.com

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2006-02-09 04:03:02 PM
Burns' spokesman James Pendleton dismissed Wikinews' findings when asked about it Wednesday, pointing to the site's open-source nature.

Classic double think.
 
2006-02-09 04:03:29 PM
Boo-urns.
 
2006-02-09 04:05:17 PM
wiki: In September 2005, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington named Burns one of the thirteen most corrupt members of Congress


good luck getting re-elected asshat!

/i think it's safe to say the gop isn't holding on to that seat unless they run someone instead of burns.
 
2006-02-09 04:05:33 PM
doombot: Bozeman resident: "Is yall a Jew? How y'all get them eyebrows like that. You wax them like there pretty boys in San....Fran....sisco?"

Montanans don't really speak like that...
 
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