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(KUTV Utah)   Mitt "flip flop" Romney changes his mind about his favorite book. Apparently it's not "Battlefield Earth" like once thought. Anyone wanna guess what it REALLY is?   (kutv.com) divider line 315
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2007-05-04 11:41:45 PM  
My favourite book is Lolita. My political career wouldn't even get off the ground.
 
2007-05-04 11:42:46 PM  
Cheeseburger

You're using America as your benchmark of progress?

Seriously. You don't want a Mulligan on that one?

/born American, but even I'm not that stupid
//mum's a Brit who naturalized and dad's a hillbilly
///and even then, I'm still NOT THAT STUPID
 
2007-05-04 11:43:50 PM  
Technology is (keeping it's head above water) here in the states DESPITE religion.
 
2007-05-04 11:45:42 PM  
scalpod: He doesn't need your help defending his omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent creator, he can do it all by his little lonesome.

Interestingly, you don't have to be a cock, either.

It's like Jesus. I can say whatever I want about him and he has to forgive me. THAT'S HIS JOB.

Still, mighty noble of you! ;)


I don't do it for nobility, I do it because I see religious zealots here trying to force their opinions on people, and others, just wanting to do their own thing and be able to acknowledge it without being treated like shiat by people who think they have a better handle on the truth than anyone else. Don't be a dick for no reason, that's all I'm saying.
 
2007-05-04 11:46:10 PM  
We were on top of the game when Edison was filing for two patents a day.

WAKE UP
 
2007-05-04 11:46:53 PM  
Hah! I guessed The Bible before reading the article & I was correct.
 
2007-05-04 11:47:51 PM  
DEATH TO ALL FANATICS!

EIEIEIEIEIEIEIEIEIEIEI!!!

Can anyone here still laugh at the fact that nothing is funny anymore?

Anyone? Anyone?

/crickets
 
2007-05-04 11:48:32 PM  
mandrake:

scalpod did the same thing in another thread and got BOTH of our comments deleted for threadjacking. Just ignore him. Thanks.
 
2007-05-04 11:48:50 PM  
Buttsecks?: The Book
by I.C. Weiner
 
2007-05-04 11:52:04 PM  
Sorry, I forgot. This is the new sensitive Fark.

The one where we all get together in a big group-hug and open up about God and stuff...

(sigh)

/grabs the acoustic guitar and starts a round of "Kum Bay Yah"
 
2007-05-04 11:53:39 PM  
If I'm going down, I'm taking a certain greasy cheesy meaty patty with pickles and onions on a sesame seed bun wit' me!

/love ya!
 
2007-05-04 11:56:56 PM  
Cheeseburger: scalpod did the same thing in another thread and got BOTH of our comments deleted for threadjacking. Just ignore him. Thanks.

Hey, I just get tired of religious/anti-religious bigotry. No reason to not be civil to someone until they give you reason not to be.
 
2007-05-04 11:58:24 PM  
Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half the bible is filled, it would seem more consistent that we called it the word of a demon than the Word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind.
Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)
--

Yeah that bible is a real laugh riot and a page turner!

Not to mention god told his children not to commit adultery in the 10 commandments and then goes and impregnates an engaged teenager.

Well I guess we know where the politicians get there hypocritical streak from.
 
2007-05-04 11:59:10 PM  
mandrake

"...just wanting to do their own thing and be able to acknowledge it."

What if 'my thing' is to vent my frustration at the 'persecuted majority' of dunderheaded mediocretins that populate the Planet of the Clocks who confront my skepticism at every turn with bald faced lies and more manipulation of feeble minded monkeys?

If I want to 'just do my own thing', then apparently I'm a dick? Oh well... (sigh)

Thanks for clearing that up for me.
 
2007-05-04 11:59:35 PM  
owly
Since when is hunting a form of exercise. Correct me if i'm wrong, but...don't you SIT STILL when hunting????

since it brings in votes from his huntin-fishin-shootin constituency. that doofus couldnt even answer an easy question without getting slimey about it.
 
2007-05-04 11:59:42 PM  
Molavian: Battlefield Earth is a good book.

So fark off, you farking farkers.


If by book you mean the definition of "a collection of pages with words on them between two covers", then yes. Yes it is.
 
2007-05-05 12:01:38 AM  
scalpod: What if 'my thing' is to vent my frustration at the 'persecuted majority' of dunderheaded mediocretins that populate the Planet of the Clocks who confront my skepticism at every turn with bald faced lies and more manipulation of feeble minded monkeys?

When he complains about being persecuted, then go for it.

If I want to 'just do my own thing', then apparently I'm a dick? Oh well... (sigh)

If your "thing" is being a dick, then, yeah.
 
2007-05-05 12:02:16 AM  
Practice Safe Farking
Leave it to the dipshiat democrats/liberals/farktards to nit pick over this. Let's ignore what he's really done (i.e Olympics and as Gov of MA) and just pound him on his weird choice for a book cuz that really will determine how effective he'll be as President.

Sorry, but any asshat who chooses Battlefield Earth when asked his favorite book obviously doesn't have the skills or knowledge necessary to be the president. We don't need another illiterate tard like the gump occupying the White House now. His "weird" choice has everything to do with the quality of president he would be. As does his pandering Bible flip-flop.
 
2007-05-05 12:06:49 AM  
mandrake

Anyone who has ever argued science vs. religion ON A COMPUTER ON THE INTERNET has lost before they ever even began. The fact that they don't realize this is funny to me. It's also infuriating.

In the greater context, it'd make me curl into a fetal position in my closet and weep myself to sleep every night if it weren't for the fact that I'm a cynical bastard with a healthy sense of humor.
 
2007-05-05 12:06:49 AM  
scalpod: godtrons

winnar!
 
2007-05-05 12:07:02 AM  
What do you want from a guy named "Mitt"?
 
2007-05-05 12:11:22 AM  
mandrake

I'm an ordained minister of an anti-religion religion, an anti-art art, an anti-science science and an anti-organization organization.

We're a comedy church for those who hate those who hate comedy churches. Such as myself (former) and Cheeseburger (latter).

In my religion we call people like him 'pink'. It's not just a reference to their skin color, but to the way they think and everything they stand for.
 
2007-05-05 12:11:33 AM  
scalpod: Anyone who has ever argued science vs. religion ON A COMPUTER ON THE INTERNET has lost before they ever even began. The fact that they don't realize this is funny to me. It's also infuriating.

No one is doing that. Read the thread.

In the greater context, it'd make me curl into a fetal position in my closet and weep myself to sleep every night if it weren't for the fact that I'm a cynical bastard with a healthy sense of humor.

Someone with a healthy sense of humor wouldn't get offended so easily, Nancy.
 
2007-05-05 12:12:57 AM  
whatshisname: What do you want from a guy named "Mitt"?

I think that means he catches...
 
2007-05-05 12:18:22 AM  
mandrake

Don't confuse my poking fun at Cheeseburger with righteous indignation (that'd be his dept).

This thread is about a US presidential candidate pandering to the religious right who run this country so he can better his chances in this race. There's only one reason he would do so. Because it'll work. The only reason it'll work is because this country is filled with morons who'll believe anything (or nothing).

What you have yet to realize is that the Church of the SubGenius IS the one world religion spoken of in the bible. In the end, we'll take either dupe, though all others will only take the former. As long as they've got $30, it just doesn't matter...
 
2007-05-05 12:18:28 AM  
I get the feeling someone's not taking their anti-medication medication.
 
2007-05-05 12:21:25 AM  
scalpod: This thread is about a US presidential candidate pandering to the religious right who run this country so he can better his chances in this race. There's only one reason he would do so. Because it'll work. The only reason it'll work is because this country is filled with morons who'll believe anything (or nothing).

So make fun of them as require a republican candidate to claim the bible (something I doubt any of them have read) to be their favorite book.
 
2007-05-05 12:23:02 AM  
mandrake

If he would have said The Book of the Subgenius he would have gotten my vote. Even if he was pandering.

/lighting my pipe now
//All hail Bob
 
2007-05-05 12:26:33 AM  
I M Puffinstuff: If he would have said The Book of the Subgenius he would have gotten my vote. Even if he was pandering.

I'd have considered him somewhat more if he had said something less embarrassing than that L Ron Hubbard crap... I mean Dune is a quality book, Good Omens was worth reading more than once, but L Ron? Bah.
 
2007-05-05 12:26:45 AM  
1. The Bible contradicts itself. Contradictions from outside the Bible are merely superfluous.

2. Knowing someone's favorite book enables others to better guage what that person thinks about, how they consider problems, how they choose to spend their time, and whether or not (and how) they challenge their own preconceptions.

3. It's not necessarily dumb to believe in a god, but to believe everything that one is told about that god for no particular reason other than to identify with a group or to avoid thinking IS stupid.
 
2007-05-05 12:29:52 AM  
RosevilleDan:
(shot of Kucinich's disproportionately hot wife)

Holy fark. I have GOT to get into politics.
 
2007-05-05 12:30:35 AM  
Battlefield Earth might be a poorly written, stupid piece of crap but his later series Mission Earth is fantastically good.
 
2007-05-05 12:32:35 AM  
Cheeseburger

I get the feeling someone's only ever taken their medication in suppository form?

What was the last original thought you had, huh?

I mean, truly original and not some watered down mish-mash of everything you've ever heard and seen? I'm sure you 'intend' to get around to having one someday, if it's OK with the thought police?
 
2007-05-05 12:34:36 AM  
I M Puffinstuff

Fine yeti stock! Keep an eye on this lad.

(Actually, I'd keep an eye on your wallets if I were you?)
 
2007-05-05 12:35:15 AM  
scalpod: I get the feeling someone's only ever taken their medication in suppository form?

Odd that someone with that big of a stick up there would make a joke about it.
 
2007-05-05 12:37:27 AM  
mandrake

I think you're 'getting it'?!
 
2007-05-05 12:39:36 AM  
scalpod

I was taught that there aren't any original ideas. Intelligent choices between ideas do help, though.
 
2007-05-05 12:41:02 AM  
scalpod

What was the last original thought you had, huh?

A bit off topic, would you like to narrow it down to a category for me? Or to remain true to the topic at hand I'd say I guessed that Romney changed to the Bible for purposes of expediency and that he doesn't have a chance, that Edwards will be the next President.
 
2007-05-05 12:41:15 AM  
apple2datree

I agree, so Romney has your vote then?
 
2007-05-05 12:42:44 AM  
Cheeseburger

Romney changed his answer to THE BIBLE because of 'expediency'?!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

You are funnier than I gave you credit for!
 
2007-05-05 12:44:52 AM  
mtylerjr: What the crap is the big deal?

He likes a weird Sci-Fi novel.



weird ? you would have to have the literary appetites and sophistication of a prepubescent boy to be satisfied with that book, and to actually bring it to mind when asked for your favorite novel.

really. It's pablum. I returned it to the library at 15 or so without even bothering to finish it I was so insulted.



empty suit. It reveals more about his intellectual vacuousness than any position he has had, then changed, then changed again. It makes him a simpleton.


To be satisfied with that novel as an adult requires wanting to view people as simplistic one-dimensional characters, with simple motives and cartoonish morals.


That he is a contender for the Republican nomination indicates they haven't learned a dam thing. They are prepared to nominate another likable moron.
 
2007-05-05 12:46:22 AM  
scalpod

Why is that funny?
 
2007-05-05 12:49:02 AM  
mandrake: Someone with a healthy sense of humor wouldn't get offended so easily, Nancy.


BAM!!
 
2007-05-05 12:52:40 AM  
images.amazon.com
 
2007-05-05 12:53:05 AM  
dbaggins

IF I were offended...

But still, don't let it stop you from laughing 'til your guts bleed. :)
 
2007-05-05 12:54:36 AM  
Someone who was so sure of their God wouldn't have to leap to his defense at every turn...

BIG BAM!!! ;)
 
2007-05-05 12:54:59 AM  
Wass the name of the book, "How to pander to the least intelligent voter"?

/not bashing Christians, just the people that would fall for his lie.
 
2007-05-05 12:57:26 AM  
Haven't voted yet.

Haven't RTF sci-fi novel.
 
2007-05-05 12:58:33 AM  
scalpod:

You still haven't told me why my using the word 'expediency' was so funny.
 
2007-05-05 12:59:36 AM  
because nothing says "i'm an upstanding, decent, caring human being who follows the words of Jesus to a T" like a rich capitalist politican

/wonders how well the little commie Jew would do if he showed up and ran for office. God knows middle america LOVES that!
 
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