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(Telegraph)   British ambassador to America says that Obama is "aloof". This is bad news for Obama because we all know that the world needs less loofs   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 59
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2008-10-03 06:10:50 AM  
Another loof is far better than the loser in the White House now.
 
2008-10-03 08:49:55 AM  
Stupid Brits, clinging to God and guns.
 
2008-10-03 09:05:51 AM  
This is one of those articles where the headline doesn't at all reflect the content of the article. The piece actually reflects very well on Obama.
 
2008-10-03 09:26:14 AM  
Fewer loofs.
 
2008-10-03 09:59:04 AM  
pjbottoms.files.wordpress.com

did someone say loofa?
 
2008-10-03 10:01:35 AM  
This is when Republicans will start caring about what someone from another country thinks.
 
2008-10-03 10:02:39 AM  
redqueenmeg: Fewer loofs.

beat me to it...
 
2008-10-03 10:02:43 AM  
Today is Friday, October 3 2008. Which is bad news. . . for Obama
 
2008-10-03 10:02:49 AM  
burndtdan: did someone say loofa?

falafel?
 
2008-10-03 10:03:02 AM  
I'm pretty tired of the whole glad-handy car salesman shtick our leaders seem to have taken to in regard to foreign relations. I mean... if you're president, you could act a little dignified.

/I mean nicknames?
//Really?
///Really?
 
2008-10-03 10:04:40 AM  
Loof spelled backwards is "Fool".

Coincidence? I think not.

/Therefore I am not.
 
2008-10-03 10:05:34 AM  
When was the last time we cared about the Brits' opinion of our government? 1775?
 
2008-10-03 10:10:31 AM  
If loofing is wrong, I don't wanna be right...
 
2008-10-03 10:12:07 AM  
dittybopper: Loof spelled backwards is "Fool".

Coincidence? I think not.

/Therefore I am not.



aloof = foola?



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2008-10-03 10:12:30 AM  
"Better to remain silent and be thought aloof than to speak out and remove all doubt."
 
2008-10-03 10:13:16 AM  
So you're saying I should be alert?

(For the love of god, guys -- this joke is ancient)


/oh crap, that means I am too
 
2008-10-03 10:13:22 AM  
I don't think aloof is the worst character trait to have in a president. Seen another way, it can be described as "thoughtful" or "disinterested", which I think we need a lot more of.

Labour's on their way out. Brits are as fed up with them as Americans are with Republicans. Being in power too long is never a good thing.
 
2008-10-03 10:14:00 AM  
dervish16108: When was the last time we cared about the Brits' opinion of our government? 1775?

Maybe 1812?

Or maybe 2003, when they joined the Coalition of the Willing?
 
2008-10-03 10:16:29 AM  
Is being called "decidedly liberal" by the British like being called a "slut" by a whore?

/just curious
 
2008-10-03 10:17:46 AM  
"His voting record was decidedly liberal. But the main impression is of someone who was finding his feet, and then got diverted by his presidential ambitions...there is little Obama track record to refer back to."

Obvious.
 
2008-10-03 10:18:42 AM  
DamnYankees: This is one of those articles where the headline doesn't at all reflect the content of the article. The piece actually reflects very well on Obama.

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Sir Nigel seems a bit confused about his assessment of Obama. . .


Ian Faith: Nigel gave me a drawing that said 18 inches. Now, whether or not he knows the difference between feet and inches is not my problem. I do what I'm told.

David St. Hubbins: But you're not as confused as him are you. I mean, it's not your job to be as confused as Nigel.
 
2008-10-03 10:19:18 AM  
From the ambassador's letter regarding McCain:

"Mr McCain's speeches are "rambling" and "incoherent", he is "really old" and has "that old person smell" - he also judges that his "policies are, shall we say, 'fluid'" and that if elected he will "start a nuclear war with everyone (even France). "
 
2008-10-03 10:20:06 AM  
FVendetta: /I mean nicknames?
//Really?
///Really?


You leave "Turd Blossom" alone!
 
2008-10-03 10:20:08 AM  
montibbalt

Thank you. It's posts like yours that remind me why I come here and tolerate the trolling.

/cat pic yoinked!
 
2008-10-03 10:23:21 AM  
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reading too quickly makes you see adolf, instead of aloof

that is all, carry on
 
2008-10-03 10:23:29 AM  
hubhub: From the ambassador's letter regarding McCain:

"Mr McCain's speeches are "rambling" and "incoherent", he is "really old" and has "that old person smell" - he also judges that his "policies are, shall we say, 'fluid'" and that if elected he will "start a nuclear war with everyone (even France). "


Sir Nigel Sheinwald: It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.
 
2008-10-03 10:25:06 AM  
He's gay for Obama!
 
2008-10-03 10:27:33 AM  
Came for O'Reilly. Was not disappointed.
 
2008-10-03 10:29:21 AM  
So this is a good thing for Obama, right Fark Independentstm?
 
2008-10-03 10:31:33 AM  
I'm pretty sure "aloof" is British for "uppity."

Make of that what you will.
 
2008-10-03 10:33:31 AM  
Oops, oh well, I guess Obama might as well throw in the towel. Clearly this scathing British-accented opinion of him will be devastating and drop him in the polls by 20 points.
 
2008-10-03 10:37:36 AM  
coco ebert: Labour's on their way out. Brits are as fed up with them as Americans are with Republicans. Being in power too long is never a good thing.

The Brits have an unusual problem - Labour has basically become the "moderate" party, with the Tories too far right for the average person and the Liberal Democrats too left. As a result, the Labour party doesn't really have to demonstrate anything resembling competence, as they know a decent proportion of the public is going to vote for them regardless of whether they deserve it or not.
 
2008-10-03 10:38:04 AM  
Mind if we call him Bruce?

Bruce, are you a loofta?
 
2008-10-03 10:38:33 AM  
That and he's hired a CAIR lawyer to try and block the demand he cough up a birth certificate. Yeah that's still not resolved. And apparently just this morning the FBI raided a close Chicago associate of OBama's. So it's started. Should be intereting. Lot of scared career people in Washington stand to be swept out and replaced with new diverse candidates after an Obama victory. I figure the FBI to do it's worse between now and election day. Good on them. These farker has gotten the biggest pass in the history of US politics.
 
2008-10-03 10:41:09 AM  
Thunderbird Robertson: Oops, oh well, I guess Obama might as well throw in the towel. Clearly this scathing British-accented opinion of him will be devastating and drop him in the polls by 20 points.

It is hard to call it scathing when it includes bits like the following:

Although the picture Sir Nigel paints is a highly complimentary one - Mr Obama's speeches are "elegant" and "mesmerising", he is "highly intelligent" and has "star quality"...

He wrote approvingly of Mr Obama's "mainstream team of youthful economic advisers, with strong credentials [who] approach policy with refreshingly few prescriptions", his "progressive position on climate change" and his 'pragmatic realism" and "balanced approach to the big security issues".
 
2008-10-03 10:44:36 AM  
Gunther: coco ebert: Labour's on their way out. Brits are as fed up with them as Americans are with Republicans. Being in power too long is never a good thing.

The Brits have an unusual problem - Labour has basically become the "moderate" party, with the Tories too far right for the average person and the Liberal Democrats too left. As a result, the Labour party doesn't really have to demonstrate anything resembling competence, as they know a decent proportion of the public is going to vote for them regardless of whether they deserve it or not.


no, really, look at the polls, they make bush look popular.
 
2008-10-03 10:44:38 AM  
 
2008-10-03 10:45:23 AM  
Oh Reginald...

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2008-10-03 10:46:19 AM  
The Brits are saying he's aloof.
The Republicans are saying he's a wolf in sheep's clothing, coming to push an agenda.
The soccer-moms who watch The View think he's lacking in substance on the issues.
The militant Hillary Hordes think he's a cult leader.
And the undecided independents worry he's not decisive enough.

This is not a man. He's a human Rorschach Test.

/keep your Watchmen references to yourselves, please
 
2008-10-03 10:49:44 AM  
seaseasea: Mind if we call him Bruce?

Bruce, are you a loofta?


While I very much like your use of "a loofta" (+2) I must point out the obvious fact that those are Aussies (-1.5) giving you a still respectable net of +0.5.
 
2008-10-03 10:51:47 AM  
Wrapped up like a loofah by the foreman of the night?
 
2008-10-03 10:54:39 AM  
Softens_hands_while_you_do_the_dishes: That and he's hired a CAIR lawyer to try and block the demand he cough up a birth certificate. Yeah that's still not resolved. And apparently just this morning the FBI raided a close Chicago associate of OBama's. So it's started. Should be intereting. Lot of scared career people in Washington stand to be swept out and replaced with new diverse candidates after an Obama victory. I figure the FBI to do it's worse between now and election day. Good on them. These farker has gotten the biggest pass in the history of US politics.

www.topdoglimobus.com

durrr
 
2008-10-03 11:02:53 AM  
It was actually a complimentary article.
 
2008-10-03 11:05:55 AM  
Gunther: coco ebert: Labour's on their way out. Brits are as fed up with them as Americans are with Republicans. Being in power too long is never a good thing.

The Brits have an unusual problem - Labour has basically become the "moderate" party, with the Tories too far right for the average person and the Liberal Democrats too left. As a result, the Labour party doesn't really have to demonstrate anything resembling competence, as they know a decent proportion of the public is going to vote for them regardless of whether they deserve it or not.


Both Labour and Tories are centre right parties at this time, and there are only fairly minor policy differences between them, so currently UK politics centres almost entirely around competence, and almost not at all on policy. The Lib Dems are centrist and anti-authoritarian, but have been verging on 'breaking through' and becoming a serious factor for nearly two decades but still haven't, which suggests maybe they won't manage it, unless one of the other parties implodes - which the Tories got close to with all the bickering and leadership changes. A major rift in Labour when they kicked out between at least two of the hard left, the Blairites and the Brownites wouldn't be a massive surprise either.
 
2008-10-03 11:12:15 AM  
redqueenmeg: Fewer loofs.

I'm leaving satisfied.

Predictable Fark makes satisfied HoyaSaxa satisfied.
 
2008-10-03 11:19:15 AM  
Gunther: coco ebert: Labour's on their way out. Brits are as fed up with them as Americans are with Republicans. Being in power too long is never a good thing.

The Brits have an unusual problem - Labour has basically become the "moderate" party, with the Tories too far right for the average person and the Liberal Democrats too left. As a result, the Labour party doesn't really have to demonstrate anything resembling competence, as they know a decent proportion of the public is going to vote for them regardless of whether they deserve it or not.


I always thought of the Lib Dems as a center-right, pro-EU (since the Tories were always weary of the EU), pro-capitalism party that never quite caught on. Kind of like libertarians in the US.
 
2008-10-03 11:22:50 AM  
yea, some say he's elite. in America, especially The South, calling you an elitist really is saying you are educated. aloof falls in that same category because so many Americans have been educated on the boob toob. they also went to sorry, underfunded, public schools. that's why they think educated people are elite. i've had people think i'm elite and i take that as a compliment.
 
2008-10-03 11:25:32 AM  
Mr_Fabulous: The Brits are saying he's aloof.
The Republicans are saying he's a wolf in sheep's clothing, coming to push an agenda.
The soccer-moms who watch The View think he's lacking in substance on the issues.
The militant Hillary Hordes think he's a cult leader.
And the undecided independents worry he's not decisive enough.

This is not a man. He's a human Rorschach Test.

/keep your Watchmen references to yourselves, please


I just copied your post and sent it to several people in my office. It was that good. THANK YOU.
 
2008-10-03 11:34:46 AM  
zusya:



durrr


I loled
 
2008-10-03 12:00:32 PM  
Oh the Brits just want some shouty guy that knows how get Parliament screaming, cheering, and jeering. Our politics, for some reason, are much more dispassionate than theirs.
 
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