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(Chicago Breaking News)   Obama introduces new seating chart for reporters at press conference. One section is "Cubs", the other is "White Sox". Reporters in Cubs section have to wait 100 years to ask a question   (chicagotribune.com) divider line
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2008-11-26 11:40:09 AM  
Sox fans
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Cubs fans

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2008-11-26 11:55:52 AM  
Sox fan:

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Cubs fan:

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2008-11-26 12:55:22 PM  
"In a crime against nature, your pooler-a genuine White Sox fan, a man who attended his first twi-night doubleheader at the Old Comiskey in 1963, who sat behind third base for the 50th anniversary All-Star Game there in '83, who knew Bill Veeck and the wonders of Disco Demolition night, who saw the great Ozzie [Guillen] play before he managed-has been assigned a seat in the Cubs section."

I totally agree. Ain't no way in hell would I be caught dead in the White Sox section.
 
2008-11-26 01:00:01 PM  

Frank N Stein: Sox fans [Obama]

Cubs fans [Hillary]


That's not really true. Hillary is a Yankees fan / Red Sox fan / "whatever is convenient to pander" fan.
 
2008-11-26 01:22:55 PM  
clintoned in the boobies

/i thought that was jay-z at first in the opening photo
 
2008-11-26 01:23:16 PM  

ozone: Sox fan:

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That's me, baby, and don't you forget it.

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2008-11-26 01:25:32 PM  
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/fark the cubs
 
2008-11-26 01:27:36 PM  

Billy Ligue: That's me, baby, and don't you forget it.


I came here just to summon you to the thread. Looks like it was unnecessary.

/carry on
 
2008-11-26 01:31:38 PM  

Mr_Fabulous: Billy Ligue: That's me, baby, and don't you forget it.

I came here just to summon you to the thread. Looks like it was unnecessary.

/carry on


I was hoping Mr. Ligue would be summoned as well. It's good to meet a father who takes an interest in spending quality time with his son. So many fathers these days don't teach their sons useful life skills. These skills include taking your shirt off in public, jumping unsuspecting old men, resisting arrest, and spitting at reporters.
 
2008-11-26 01:32:32 PM  
Someone please tell Barry it's time to grow up.
 
2008-11-26 01:34:38 PM  
The fact that Obama is a White Sox fan is a good thing.

White Sox fans hate the Cubs with a vehement passion that's hard to exaggerate. But Cubs fans don't hate the Sox, or think much about them at all. Which is part of the reason why Sox fans hate the Cubs. And Cubs fans.

So, if Obama were a Cubs fan he'd piss off a portion of Chicago, but as a White Sox fan he's not pissing off anyone in Chicago. On the baseball front anyway.

\suddenly realizes the cosmic ridiculousness of baseball in general
 
2008-11-26 01:35:26 PM  
Will the Cubs section be forever cursed to never win a Pulitzer?
 
2008-11-26 01:38:01 PM  
Where's that asinine tag when you need it?
 
2008-11-26 01:38:23 PM  

Rapmaster2000: These skills include taking your shirt off in public, jumping unsuspecting old men, resisting arrest, and spitting at reporters.


I am always fascinated by the whole shirtless-crime correlation. Why is it that shirtlessness leads to crime?
 
2008-11-26 01:39:34 PM  

Hat Madder: Someone please tell Barry it's time to grow up.


Says a guy who posts on Fark.
 
2008-11-26 01:39:41 PM  

Hat Madder: Someone please tell Barry it's time to grow up.


I LOL'D. Not like the "reporters" are there to do a job anyways.
 
2008-11-26 01:40:00 PM  

one3rd: Where's that asinine tag when you need it?


Dude it's just labels. It could of been "green" "yellow". Not something to go crazy about.
 
2008-11-26 01:40:28 PM  

Mr_Fabulous: Billy Ligue: That's me, baby, and don't you forget it.

I came here just to summon you to the thread. Looks like it was unnecessary.

/carry on


Thank you sir.

Rapmaster2000:

I was hoping Mr. Ligue would be summoned as well. It's good to meet a father who takes an interest in spending quality time with his son. So many fathers these days don't teach their sons useful life skills. These skills include taking your shirt off in public, jumping unsuspecting old men, resisting arrest, and spitting at reporters.


that's right... Gomboa was askin' for it.. he flicked us off!
 
2008-11-26 01:41:02 PM  

Hat Madder: Someone please tell Barry it's time to grow up.


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2008-11-26 01:42:51 PM  

haplo53: Hat Madder: Someone please tell Barry it's time to grow up.

Says a guy who posts on Fark.


you tell him haplo...

/Sox fan
 
2008-11-26 01:48:14 PM  

Corvus: one3rd: Where's that asinine tag when you need it?

Dude it's just labels. It could of been "green" "yellow". Not something to go crazy about.


He's got a section to the left and one to the right. He could just use left and right to label them. There's no need to get cute about it.
 
2008-11-26 01:50:19 PM  

Hat Madder: Someone please tell Barry it's time to grow up.


You're right. This is perhaps the greatest outrage ever perpetrated against all that is good and decent in our great republic. This day will live in infamy through the centuries. None of us will ever be quite the same as we were before we knew that human beings could sink to such levels of depravity. Thank god that some few internet warriors were out there to light a candle against the darkness and say "no more!" The world will honor your brave stand "Hat Madder"--let us pray that it will not be too late.
 
2008-11-26 01:54:01 PM  

Hat Madder: Someone please tell Barry it's time to grow up.


I little late to be giving THAT rant.

/just ask Pooty Poot.
 
2008-11-26 01:54:10 PM  

one3rd: He's got a section to the left and one to the right. He could just use left and right to label them. There's no need to get cute about it.


Holly crap dude. We are in two wars and the biggest financial collapse since the great depression and you are upset about the silly labels that Obama campaign uses for sections of the press corp?

Have a little perspective.
 
2008-11-26 01:55:22 PM  

Snot Monster from Outer Space: You're right. This is perhaps the greatest outrage ever perpetrated against all that is good and decent in our great republic. This day will live in infamy through the centuries. None of us will ever be quite the same as we were before we knew that human beings could sink to such levels of depravity. Thank god that some few internet warriors were out there to light a candle against the darkness and say "no more!" The world will honor your brave stand "Hat Madder"--let us pray that it will not be too late.


Classic.
 
2008-11-26 01:59:33 PM  

Hat Madder: Someone please tell Barry it's time to grow up.


Says the guy who probably voted for the current Toddler-in-Chief.
 
2008-11-26 02:00:05 PM  

Corvus: one3rd: He's got a section to the left and one to the right. He could just use left and right to label them. There's no need to get cute about it.

Holly crap dude. We are in two wars and the biggest financial collapse since the great depression and you are upset about the silly labels that Obama campaign uses for sections of the press corp?

Have a little perspective.


Wow, you're taking me to be way more pissed off than I really am. Sit down. Relax. Everything will be just fine.
 
2008-11-26 02:01:57 PM  

one3rd: He's got a section to the left and one to the right. He could just use left and right to label them. There's no need to get cute about it.


Seating charts. Serious Business.
 
2008-11-26 02:03:01 PM  

fosborb: one3rd: He's got a section to the left and one to the right. He could just use left and right to label them. There's no need to get cute about it.

Seating charts. Serious Business.


The fate of the world depends on it.
 
2008-11-26 02:04:41 PM  
I wonder if they chant "Left side sucks!" on the Cubs side.
 
2008-11-26 02:05:53 PM  
Lando Lincoln Hillary is a Yankees fan / Red Sox fan / "whatever is convenient to pander" fan.

Yet unlike Barry the Hyde Park Carpetbagger, Hillary The New York Carpetbagger was actually BORN in Chicago, w/ some solid Republican bona-fides early in her career
 
2008-11-26 02:07:38 PM  

FlyingJ: Yet unlike Barry the Hyde Park Carpetbagger, Hillary The New York Carpetbagger was actually BORN in Chicago, w/ some solid Republican bona-fides early in her career


Hillary has always been a Yankees fan. She said so herself.
 
2008-11-26 02:10:46 PM  
I can't believe I have a ready-made image for this.

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2008-11-26 02:11:29 PM  

FlyingJ: Yet unlike Barry the Hyde Park Carpetbagger, Hillary The New York Carpetbagger was actually BORN in Chicago, w/ some solid Republican bona-fides early in her career


Well the Arab Muslim country of Kenya doesn't allow baseball!!11111
 
2008-11-26 02:11:31 PM  
re: the last paragraph.

You can take your deep-dish pizza, and shove it up your ass.
 
2008-11-26 02:11:41 PM  

FlyingJ: Lando Lincoln Hillary is a Yankees fan / Red Sox fan / "whatever is convenient to pander" fan.

Yet unlike Barry the Hyde Park Carpetbagger, Hillary The New York Carpetbagger was actually BORN in Chicago, w/ some solid Republican bona-fides early in her career


So what's your damn point? Are you saying that Obama was a Waikiki Beach Boys fan before he was a White Sox fan?
 
2008-11-26 02:18:12 PM  
Lando Lincoln I'd get obscure & figure Obama for a secret supporter of the old PCL's Hawaii Islanders, but I didn't know Kenya banned baseball-these threads are serious business when the snobs show up
 
2008-11-26 02:19:15 PM  

Lando Lincoln: FlyingJ: Lando Lincoln Hillary is a Yankees fan / Red Sox fan / "whatever is convenient to pander" fan.

Yet unlike Barry the Hyde Park Carpetbagger, Hillary The New York Carpetbagger was actually BORN in Chicago, w/ some solid Republican bona-fides early in her career

So what's your damn point? Are you saying that Obama was a Waikiki Beach Boys fan before he was a White Sox fan?


NO, no no. He's an LA Dodgers, NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox fan. He went to school there, duh.
 
2008-11-26 02:24:00 PM  

AspectRatio: Hat Madder: Someone please tell Barry it's time to grow up.

Says the guy who probably voted for the current Toddler-in-Chief.


Or their savior, Regan, who used to call his wife "mommy"
 
2008-11-26 02:24:19 PM  
you got your sports in my politics!
you got your politics in my sports!
 
2008-11-26 02:28:13 PM  
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2008-11-26 02:34:42 PM  
Most overlooked part of the article:


Obama is a die-hard White Sox fan, but when it came time to take questions, he didn't favor reporters on that side. Instead, his seemingly random selections were pre-determined by aides.


More teleprompter goodness
 
2008-11-26 02:45:04 PM  

MugzyBrown: his seemingly random selections were pre-determined by aides.


More teleprompter goodness


As it is for all presidents
 
2008-11-26 02:55:54 PM  
Obama is a die-hard White Sox fan

fag
 
2008-11-26 03:07:09 PM  
Wait, is Obama left-handed too?

WHAT THE FARK IS WITH ALL AMERICAN PRESIDENTS BEING LEFT-HANDED?!
 
2008-11-26 03:09:22 PM  

JOHN MCENROE MY CHILDHOOD NEMESIS: you got your sports in my politics!
you got your politics in my sports!


Great idea. God out, sports in.

Sessions escapes from a snooker and shoots from downtown but Chambliss high sticks him. Batsman McConnell bogies on the foul, tieing the score at 235-Love. Graham gets a flying start and carries down the field, juking out Grassley but getting deadlocked at the scrum. Though Vitter's on the other side of the court, Inhofe's in the dirt and holding his leg, looking for a review by the ref. Hagel calls a time out but Isakson bowls him. Bond hits the bulleye and Elizabeth "Dominos" Dole falls like a house of cards. Crapo: "Checkmate!"

Bunning calls it. HR 847 passes. Cheap beer night is now Thursday instead of Wednesday.
 
2008-11-26 03:09:38 PM  

Arnold T Pants: Obama is a die-hard White Sox fan

fag


No, if he were a Cub fan, then he'd be fag like this asshole

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2008-11-26 03:09:43 PM  
As long as Helen Thomas gets the first question.
 
2008-11-26 03:10:07 PM  

MugzyBrown: Most overlooked part of the article:


Obama is a die-hard White Sox fan, but when it came time to take questions, he didn't favor reporters on that side. Instead, his seemingly random selections were pre-determined by aides.


More teleprompter goodness


I prefer random over handpicked any freakin' day of the week. Wouldn't you?
 
2008-11-26 03:14:00 PM  
101 years thank you

oh and
Cubs Fan:
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