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2008-03-19 01:52:33 PM  
God I love that site. Its like crack. The estrogen-fueled crazy is such a rush... I just can't stop.
 
2008-03-19 01:55:29 PM  
JimStarkBand: barjockey: So he's heard tons of controversial statements that could be considered divisive American-hating rhetoric...but somehow just not "those" statements.



No... 'tons' could be wrong, 'that could be considered divisive American-hating rhetoric' could be wrong.

Maybe he was talking stock options. Maybe he was making points about stem cell research or abortion or divorce or responsibility division in a marriage... maybe he was speaking out about his hatred for Bush policies, or the enactment and subsequent abuse of the Patriot Act...

Could have been any number of things. They didn't have to be divisive American-hating rhetoric.


Oooh ooh I've got one! Maybe it was about the migratory patterns of the elusive Bespeckled Asexual Chinese Barking Wombat!
 
2008-03-19 01:56:37 PM  
barjockey: Oooh ooh I've got one! Maybe it was about the migratory patterns of the elusive Bespeckled Asexual Chinese Barking Wombat!

Like I said earlier, if you can't defend yourself, might as well just go crazy.
 
2008-03-19 01:57:15 PM  
barjockey: JimStarkBand:
Could have been any number of things. They didn't have to be divisive American-hating rhetoric.

Oooh ooh I've got one! Maybe it was about the migratory patterns of the elusive Bespeckled Asexual Chinese Barking Wombat!


Possible.

I'm not sure quite hoe important that issue is amongst Chicago Christians... but possible.

Although that MIGHT be more devisive and American-hating in it's rhetoric than my examples...

shut up ;-)
 
2008-03-19 01:58:46 PM  
cameroncrazy1984: barjockey: Oooh ooh I've got one! Maybe it was about the migratory patterns of the elusive Bespeckled Asexual Chinese Barking Wombat!

Like I said earlier, if you can't defend yourself, might as well just go crazy.


Dude, you paid money to do on this site what a lot of us do for free.

Might not want to judge 'crazy' is all I'm saying.
 
2008-03-19 01:59:17 PM  
Ace Frehley's Ghost: I thought that Barack HUSSEIN Obama was a Muslim - a very bad thing.
Can someone please explain this to me?


Actually, there's a chance that this will turn out to be a severe miscalculation on the part of the far right (and the Hillary supporters desperate to do anything to jump-start her doomed campaign). Not only have they blown their load on this a full eight months before the general election, the focus on Reverend Wright and the Trinity United Church of Christ severely undermines their attempts to portray Obama as a Muslim -- a notion which most people find silly but nevertheless has (or, at least, used to have) a lot of traction among the less-educated segments of society.

I would wager that if you were to take another "Is Barack a Muslim?" poll now, you would see a decline in the current figure of 13 percent.
 
2008-03-19 02:02:17 PM  
barjockey: UnkleKrakker: barjockey: So he's heard tons of controversial statements that could be considered divisive American-hating rhetoric...but somehow just not "those" statements.

Okay.

DAMN! I'm late for an appointment! I've got a hot lead on some primo beachfront property in Topeka biatches...

On Perry lake or Clinton lake?

On the Sea of Tranquility


So you are as big an expert on geography as you are on Obama or comprehension, good thing to know
 
2008-03-19 02:03:54 PM  
seventypercent: Ace Frehley's Ghost: I thought that Barack HUSSEIN Obama was a Muslim - a very bad thing.
Can someone please explain this to me?

Actually, there's a chance that this will turn out to be a severe miscalculation on the part of the far right (and the Hillary supporters desperate to do anything to jump-start her doomed campaign). Not only have they blown their load on this a full eight months before the general election, the focus on Reverend Wright and the Trinity United Church of Christ severely undermines their attempts to portray Obama as a Muslim -- a notion which most people find silly but nevertheless has (or, at least, used to have) a lot of traction among the less-educated segments of society.

I would wager that if you were to take another "Is Barack a Muslim?" poll now, you would see a decline in the current figure of 13 percent.


I'd like to see those figures actually.

/doesn't think Obama's a muslim
//seriously interested in how many do
 
2008-03-19 02:06:26 PM  
UnkleKrakker: barjockey: UnkleKrakker: barjockey: So he's heard tons of controversial statements that could be considered divisive American-hating rhetoric...but somehow just not "those" statements.

Okay.

DAMN! I'm late for an appointment! I've got a hot lead on some primo beachfront property in Topeka biatches...

On Perry lake or Clinton lake?

On the Sea of Tranquility

So you are as big an expert on geography as you are on Obama or comprehension, good thing to know


Yes oh great Uncle Krakkker, I shall consult your glorious wisdom the next time I decide to be tongue-in-cheek. I am most harshly reprimanded and humbled.
 
2008-03-19 02:06:53 PM  
seventypercent: Ace Frehley's Ghost: I thought that Barack HUSSEIN Obama was a Muslim - a very bad thing.
Can someone please explain this to me?

Actually, there's a chance that this will turn out to be a severe miscalculation on the part of the far right (and the Hillary supporters desperate to do anything to jump-start her doomed campaign). Not only have they blown their load on this a full eight months before the general election, the focus on Reverend Wright and the Trinity United Church of Christ severely undermines their attempts to portray Obama as a Muslim -- a notion which most people find silly but nevertheless has (or, at least, used to have) a lot of traction among the less-educated segments of society.

I would wager that if you were to take another "Is Barack a Muslim?" poll now, you would see a decline in the current figure of 13 percent.


Exactly. The subject of Obama's pastor has come up several times at work the last couple of days. Each time, the person discussing it has been someone who, in the past, said that they couldn't vote for Obama because "he's a muslim," and I responded with essentially the same question, "How is it that he has a Christian pastor? I thought that he was Muslim?"

The subject has been dropped very quickly.
 
2008-03-19 02:12:57 PM  
barjockey: UnkleKrakker: barjockey: UnkleKrakker: barjockey: So he's heard tons of controversial statements that could be considered divisive American-hating rhetoric...but somehow just not "those" statements.

Okay.

DAMN! I'm late for an appointment! I've got a hot lead on some primo beachfront property in Topeka biatches...

On Perry lake or Clinton lake?

On the Sea of Tranquility

So you are as big an expert on geography as you are on Obama or comprehension, good thing to know

Yes oh great Uncle Krakkker, I shall consult your glorious wisdom the next time I decide to be tongue-in-cheek. I am most harshly reprimanded and humbled.


Please don't, I'm not sure I can afford the time it would require to repudiate my association with any comments you might make.
 
2008-03-19 02:13:34 PM  
I think you are all needed in the other thread about Obama taking a dive in the polls.
 
2008-03-19 02:16:53 PM  
pacified: Real Americans don't surrender. But John McCain did. John McCain the coward gave up fighting and gave away secrets to Communists while a prisoner.

Real American warriors don't become prisoners, they fight to the death.

But when you're the nepotistic, drunk product of an admiral, you get special treatment.

Will John McCain leave America like he left his first wife who stood by him when the coward should have fought to the death?

Or is John McCain the next embodiment of a President with Alhemizers, which Republicans love. The coward McCain can't even remember that Al Qaeda is not being trained by Iran, but he wants to bomb them.

Of course he wants to bomb Iran... He's trying to overcompensate for his cowardly deed of surrender during Vietnam.


DUDE. You post this too much. Write some new crazy shiat, willya? We come here to be entertained.
 
2008-03-19 02:22:46 PM  
barjockey: I think you are all needed in the other thread about Obama taking a dive in the polls.

It looks like everyone listened.
 
2008-03-19 02:31:49 PM  
barjockey: I think you are all needed in the other thread about Obama taking a dive in the polls.

His numbers would need to plunge to 25% of registered Democrats to lose the nomination.

I don't think I am needed there.
 
2008-03-19 02:47:17 PM  
barjockey: I'd like to see those figures actually.

/doesn't think Obama's a muslim
//seriously interested in how many do


It was an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll taken the second week in March.

From here:

*** Other interesting numbers in the poll: The percentage of respondents who correctly identified Obama as a Christian increased from 18% to 37%. But those identifying him as a Muslim also increased five points (from 8% to 13%).
 
2008-03-19 03:08:36 PM  
JimStarkBand: towatchoverme: I think he's a far better analogy for Obama.

/Was also testing the "nothing is obscure on fark" cliche
//Guess i could have added "obscure?"

.......

Yeah, obscure might have helped. Maybe mentioning that you thought the Erasmus was a better example. As opposed to just changing a picture.

And then posting.

And then wondering while people don't see your subtle nuance.

If it was a simple 'misunderstanding' on my part, it was a direct result of the vague, ineloquent post being misunderstood.

But, glad you weren't trying to be funny.


This started because you thought a rather well-known painting of Erasmus by Holbein was Galileo ... which is like thinking the Mona Lisa is an ad for Estee Lauder.

So ... how about you take a break from being a blustering douchenozzle and just admit you didn't get the original reference.

For my part, next time, i'll write something on the picture in nice, bright MS Paint colors for ya, okay there grouchypants?
 
2008-03-19 03:08:41 PM  
barjockey: That is not a false dichotomy. That is a con-tra-dic-shun.

No its not.

/Figure out why, smart guy.
 
2008-03-19 03:18:53 PM  
Somacandra: barjockey: That is not a false dichotomy. That is a con-tra-dic-shun.

No its not.

/Figure out why, smart guy.


let's see

barjockey, followed by "smart guy"

now that is a contradiction
 
2008-03-19 03:19:51 PM  
One thing that just infuriates me is watching would be political leaders spend years trying to get their religion card stamped. Anybody in the GOP who wants to get anywhere in politics has to kiss the ring of some right wing cleric at some point. Remember McCain at Bob Jones University? I'll bet he thought those people were a bunch of loonies but he went to talk to them anyway.

I can't imagine what it would be like to believe in science and reason and then have to go to a bunch of mega-churches and pander to the baptists and then head to Liberty University and tell the folks there that they're fulfilling an important educational mission. That Falwell was a good man.

Same goes for the Dems. I can't help but think that, to some degree, Obama had to earn his political bona fides in Chicago through some kind of religious affiliation. I don't doubt the sincerity of his beliefs. The Sermon on the Mount is a nice story and all that. He seems to like that one.

I know the Constitution says otherwise but it really seems like there is still something of a religious test for high office in this country. How far would an agnostic get with the electorate? So on a bunch of Sundays Obama headed off to church to hear a bunch of ridiculous tin roof shout and holler holy roller sermons. I think what's bugging people is that these inane faux spiritual speeches happened to be full of the worst kind of identity politics.

I thought his speech yesterday was great. He explained a little bit of what goes on in your average big city black church. And it's been well reported that Obama has gone out of his way to tell audiences in places like this that the old anti-gay bigotry needs to end. That's a good start. It's good for him to talk about race in the calm and mature way he did yesterday. These are some of the reasons why I'm voting for him. I'm just tired of watching good leaders showing up in church all the time.
 
2008-03-19 03:22:44 PM  
You know what the really sad part is?
barjockey represents the thought process of about 25% of America.
 
2008-03-19 03:36:25 PM  
cameroncrazy1984: Oh man, that was some primo barjockey ownage right there. Nice work.

www.hollywoodtoday.net
 
2008-03-19 04:05:19 PM  
towatchoverme: This started because you thought a rather well-known painting of Erasmus by Holbein was Galileo ... which is like thinking the Mona Lisa is an ad for Estee Lauder.

So ... how about you take a break from being a blustering douchenozzle and just admit you didn't get the original reference.

For my part, next time, i'll write something on the picture in nice, bright MS Paint colors for ya, okay there grouchypants?


No, this started cause you tried to make someone else's joke your own. Now you are trying to hide behind knowledge of Art History (which, for the record, is pretty farking worthless knowledge) to cover for the fact that you can't tell a joke for shiat.

Next time you fark up and try to hide behind condescension, maybe you should take your brightly colored MS Paint and write yourself a note saying 'shiat, I am not intimidating, convincing or funny'

And Galileo was a perfectly fine example of a famous person being imprisoned by the views of his church, you insecure farknut. But because YOU felt like adapting the joke to make yourself look smart and deep and so impressive to that little spikey haired chick at the coffee shop, you had to try to be deep, and ended up looking like a farking tool.

You could have just shut the fark up, but instead you tried to look smarter than me. Maybe next time you shouldn't go stealing the pic from Wikipedia.
 
2008-03-19 04:15:33 PM  
JimStarkBand:

Answer the question ... did you or did you NOT think that was Galileo?

If not, i'll happily continue this conversation.

If so, then kindly stop confusing an inability to understand on YOUR part with an inability to communicate on MY part.
 
2008-03-19 04:50:31 PM  
towatchoverme: JimStarkBand:

Answer the question ... did you or did you NOT think that was Galileo?

If not, i'll happily continue this conversation.

If so, then kindly stop confusing an inability to understand on YOUR part with an inability to communicate on MY part.


I thought it was Gandalf
 
2008-03-19 04:56:50 PM  
towatchoverme: JimStarkBand:

Answer the question ... did you or did you NOT think that was Galileo?

If not, i'll happily continue this conversation.

If so, then kindly stop confusing an inability to understand on YOUR part with an inability to communicate on MY part.


I thought it was Elminster
 
2008-03-19 05:04:02 PM  
fosborb: towatchoverme: JimStarkBand:

Answer the question ... did you or did you NOT think that was Galileo?

If not, i'll happily continue this conversation.

If so, then kindly stop confusing an inability to understand on YOUR part with an inability to communicate on MY part.

I thought it was Elminster


Look, you did it second, so you're not funny or clever, like me
 
2008-03-19 05:16:59 PM  
UnkleKrakker: Look, you did it second, so you're not funny or clever, like me

Hey, I'm not discounting your funniness and cleverosity. I'm sorry you misunderstood.

Gandalf is a pretty standard character from fantasy fiction. People see him in any white haired old geezer. He's obvious.

Elminster, however, is all sorts of nerdy and unexpected. I mean, who thinks of a Forgetten Realms reference in the middle of a politics thread? Sure, I think Gandalf is a fine reference to use in making fun of a pedantic history dork, but I think using Elminster is far more biting.

/Maybe it was too obscure?
//Guess I should have included a wiki link.
 
2008-03-19 05:19:38 PM  
barjockey: I thought Christian presidents were a bad thing - a very bad thing. Can someone please explain this to me.

Considering every single President of the US has claimed to be a Christian of one type or another...uh...it's not like we've had a choice.

And no, being a Christian is not a bad thing, nor a very bad thing.

Being a FUNDIE is bad.
 
2008-03-19 05:28:57 PM  
fosborb: UnkleKrakker: Look, you did it second, so you're not funny or clever, like me

Hey, I'm not discounting your funniness and cleverosity. I'm sorry you misunderstood.

Gandalf is a pretty standard character from fantasy fiction. People see him in any white haired old geezer. He's obvious.

Elminster, however, is all sorts of nerdy and unexpected. I mean, who thinks of a Forgetten Realms reference in the middle of a politics thread? Sure, I think Gandalf is a fine reference to use in making fun of a pedantic history dork, but I think using Elminster is far more biting.

/Maybe it was too obscure?
//Guess I should have included a wiki link.


Yeah, a wiki link might have helped. Maybe mentioning that you thought the Elminster was a better example. As opposed to just posting and then wondering why people don't see your subtle nuance.

If it was a simple 'misunderstanding' on my part, it was a direct result of the vague, ineloquent post being misunderstood.

But, glad you weren't trying to be funny.

and Gandalf is a better analogy to Erasmus analogizing Galileo in a thread about Obama using his grandma as an analogy for Wright

/my head hurts now
 
2008-03-19 05:30:43 PM  
UnkleKrakker: If it was a simple 'misunderstanding' on my part, it was a direct result of the vague, ineloquent post being misunderstood.

But, glad you weren't trying to be funny.


Nerd fight!

/Picard would kick Kirk's ass!
 
2008-03-19 05:35:53 PM  
towatchoverme: JimStarkBand:

Answer the question ... did you or did you NOT think that was Galileo?

If not, i'll happily continue this conversation.

If so, then kindly stop confusing an inability to understand on YOUR part with an inability to communicate on MY part.


I knew it wasn't galileo. I didn't know who it was, but I was a big fan of his defiance of the church and knew he had a beard. Yours didn't. So it was someone new.
 
2008-03-19 05:49:39 PM  
schiefaw: UnkleKrakker: If it was a simple 'misunderstanding' on my part, it was a direct result of the vague, ineloquent post being misunderstood.

But, glad you weren't trying to be funny.

Nerd fight!

/Picard would kick Kirk's ass!


I'd reply, but you already said something clever first and I don't want to fosborb the thread...
 
2008-03-19 05:59:33 PM  
UnkleKrakker: I'd reply, but you already said something clever first and I don't want to fosborb the thread...

Hey look, this started because you thought an obvious stereotypical character of fantasy would make a clever joke... which is like thinking Sunny Ray is a precurser to bevets.

So ... how about you take a break from being an overwrought gasbag and just admit you didn't get the original opportunity for a good joke.

For my part, next time, i'll cross-reference the joke in nice, bold, BIG hyperlink for ya, okay there little miss Polly Pissypants?
 
2008-03-19 06:03:29 PM  
JimStarkBand: towatchoverme: JimStarkBand:

Answer the question ... did you or did you NOT think that was Galileo?

If not, i'll happily continue this conversation.

If so, then kindly stop confusing an inability to understand on YOUR part with an inability to communicate on MY part.

I knew it wasn't galileo. I didn't know who it was, but I was a big fan of his defiance of the church and knew he had a beard. Yours didn't. So it was someone new.


How about at the risk of both of us becoming a Fark meme, we back slowly away from this thread, whistling?
 
2008-03-19 06:04:48 PM  
towatchoverme: JimStarkBand: towatchoverme: JimStarkBand:

Answer the question ... did you or did you NOT think that was Galileo?

If not, i'll happily continue this conversation.

If so, then kindly stop confusing an inability to understand on YOUR part with an inability to communicate on MY part.

I knew it wasn't galileo. I didn't know who it was, but I was a big fan of his defiance of the church and knew he had a beard. Yours didn't. So it was someone new.

How about at the risk of both of us becoming a Fark meme, we back slowly away from this thread, whistling?


Too late!
 
2008-03-19 06:04:59 PM  
fosborb: UnkleKrakker: I'd reply, but you already said something clever first and I don't want to fosborb the thread...

Hey look, this started because you thought an obvious stereotypical character of fantasy would make a clever joke... which is like thinking Sunny Ray is a precurser to bevets.

So ... how about you take a break from being an overwrought gasbag and just admit you didn't get the original opportunity for a good joke.

For my part, next time, i'll cross-reference the joke in nice, bold, BIG hyperlink for ya, okay there little miss Polly Pissypants?


Damn, that's funny.

In a "holy crap, i SOUND like that?" kinda way.

Well played, both of you.
 
2008-03-19 06:08:56 PM  
UnkleKrakker: Too late!

I never thought it would end like this.
 
2008-03-19 06:09:04 PM  
fosborb: UnkleKrakker: I'd reply, but you already said something clever first and I don't want to fosborb the thread...

Hey look, this started because you thought an obvious stereotypical character of fantasy would make a clever joke... which is like thinking Sunny Ray is a precurser to bevets.

So ... how about you take a break from being an overwrought gasbag and just admit you didn't get the original opportunity for a good joke.

For my part, next time, i'll cross-reference the joke in nice, bold, BIG hyperlink for ya, okay there little miss Polly Pissypants?


lookie here Professor Poopypants, just because you came in second with your sad plagerized imitaion of my Gandalfian brilliance is no reason to go all whooptythepreciousbongoboy on people! Maybe you and your pale version of my incredible wit should go back to Afternoon Delight-land where you belong!
 
2008-03-19 06:11:40 PM  
towatchoverme: JimStarkBand: towatchoverme: JimStarkBand:

Answer the question ... did you or did you NOT think that was Galileo?

If not, i'll happily continue this conversation.

If so, then kindly stop confusing an inability to understand on YOUR part with an inability to communicate on MY part.

I knew it wasn't galileo. I didn't know who it was, but I was a big fan of his defiance of the church and knew he had a beard. Yours didn't. So it was someone new.

How about at the risk of both of us becoming a Fark meme, we back slowly away from this thread, whistling?


Hey, I'm not ashamed... fark you all! Galileo was the shiat! He brought in all the fine pussy!!!
 
2008-03-19 06:14:22 PM  
UnkleKrakker: lookie here Professor Poopypants, just because you came in second with your sad plagerized imitaion of my Gandalfian brilliance is no reason to go all whooptythepreciousbongoboy on people! Maybe you and your pale version of my incredible wit should go back to Afternoon Delight-land where you belong!

Answer the question ... did you or did you NOT think Gandalf would be funny?

If not, i'll happily continue this conversation.

If so, then kindly stop confusing an inability to make a joke on YOUR part with an inability to communicate on MY part.

\made it all the way around! whew! thank you for the laughs at the twilight slack hour at work
 
2008-03-19 06:15:43 PM  
fosborb: UnkleKrakker: lookie here Professor Poopypants, just because you came in second with your sad plagerized imitaion of my Gandalfian brilliance is no reason to go all whooptythepreciousbongoboy on people! Maybe you and your pale version of my incredible wit should go back to Afternoon Delight-land where you belong!

Answer the question ... did you or did you NOT think Gandalf would be funny?

If not, i'll happily continue this conversation.

If so, then kindly stop confusing an inability to make a joke on YOUR part with an inability to communicate on MY part.

\made it all the way around! whew! thank you for the laughs at the twilight slack hour at work


LOL
This was as much fun as the Czar Chinese Torture Sock thread! (new window)

You rock sir!
 
2008-03-19 06:25:18 PM  
fosborb, UnkleKrakker

a207.ac-images.myspacecdn.com
 
2008-03-19 07:05:36 PM  
Was this site ever at a point where it had not yet jumped the shark, or did it jump the shark at launch?
 
2008-03-19 07:23:46 PM  
it's called 'fark.com'... what do you think?
 
2008-03-19 07:39:33 PM  
I've been to that site before. Freepers look reasonable compared to the average Hillaryis44 member.
 
2008-03-20 05:26:16 AM  
DePaul: One thing that just infuriates me is watching would be political leaders spend years trying to get their religion card stamped. Anybody in the GOP who wants to get anywhere in politics has to kiss the ring of some right wing cleric at some point. Remember McCain at Bob Jones University? I'll bet he thought those people were a bunch of loonies but he went to talk to them anyway.

I can't imagine what it would be like to believe in science and reason and then have to go to a bunch of mega-churches and pander to the baptists and then head to Liberty University and tell the folks there that they're fulfilling an important educational mission. That Falwell was a good man.


It's not just politicians. I have friends that moved to some of the small midwestern towns and they need to pay dividends at the local church (either membership or a "donation") for their business to stay. Otherwise, they find that the church is accepting "donations" for the exact products they are trying to sell and/or selling at cost. Believe me, the small the area, the most power the religious leaders have.
 
2008-03-20 08:44:07 AM  
# divabunny Says:
March 19th, 2008 at 8:44 pm

@mj: this is a "red herring"... they are trying to get our attn off the rev wright issue that is and should be on voter's minds.... we are too smart to fall for that.

we ALL need to keep emailing the SDs abt what we think abt fl/mi voters and and wht we think abt rev wright!

dont be lemmings! we need to stay focused on what will HELP hillary!!!

(emphasis mine)

Ahhhh, Hillaryis44... If it wasn't serious, this would be award winning satire.
 
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