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(Talking Points Memo)   Obama already apologizing for making a joke on Leno about being no better than a Special Olympics bowler while occupying the White House, regrets any distress caused to George Bush as result   (tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 1125
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2009-03-19 11:17:19 PM
i293.photobucket.com
"I say 'Ouch' for George Bush."
 
2009-03-19 11:20:39 PM
Trying to think of a pic to post....
 
2009-03-19 11:21:09 PM
How many Kennedys will be explaining this one away on the morning talk shows Friday?

/over-under is "3"
 
2009-03-19 11:24:52 PM
This is the impeachable one, right ? Of all the horrible things Obama has done since being elected (even before he took office)... this is going to be the one we nail him on. It's over, libs. Hope you enjoyed your brief time in the sun.
 
2009-03-19 11:28:47 PM
Is it time to begin the revolution now?
 
2009-03-19 11:29:06 PM
129? That's not Special Olympics. That's 3rd game on a beer league night. I know people who would be happy to roll a 129.
 
2009-03-19 11:31:05 PM
Waiting for all the libtards to...oh shiat...
 
2009-03-19 11:32:40 PM
Who cares? Like waterheads are really dumb enough to watch Leno.
 
2009-03-19 11:33:42 PM
I'm sorry, but I'm not yet convinced that a black guy bowling DOESN'T look like something out of the special olympics.
 
2009-03-19 11:34:39 PM
Uncool, Barack...let's crucify him, fellow 'Mericans.
 
2009-03-19 11:36:22 PM
LandStander: 129? That's not Special Olympics. That's 3rd game on a beer league night. I know people who would be happy to roll a 129.

Last time I rolled a 129+, it was bumper bowling.
 
2009-03-19 11:36:51 PM
this is the official thread?
 
2009-03-19 11:38:38 PM
LandStander: 129? That's not Special Olympics. That's 3rd game on a beer league night. I know people who would be happy to roll a 129.

I'm one of them. While I enjoy bowling, I suck at it. I think I've broken 130 once. ONCE.
mamoru.googlepages.com
 
2009-03-19 11:39:24 PM
I guess it is, it's sort of green. Excited people who have had threads up for hours were just too early
 
2009-03-19 11:40:21 PM
He should apologize, those retards can bowl.
 
2009-03-19 11:41:38 PM
Madagascar!
 
2009-03-19 11:43:17 PM
Man, Leno's fans are going to be pissed.
 
2009-03-19 11:43:23 PM
Anyone who acts outraged at this remark better make sure they've never posted this:
www.nzveedubnuts.com
/hotter than the Special Ed. teacher
 
2009-03-19 11:43:23 PM
I'm a Democrat, and I'm pissed off.
Should we impeach him? Not for this.
Should we light a fire under his ass? Yes, but only because he's on the Tonight Show in the first place, and spent an hour filling out a bracket.

In my opinion, Obama needs to lock himself and his eocn team in the White House until they can come up with real plans.

Ugh, the only silver lining is that the Republicans aren't offering any plans of their own.
 
2009-03-19 11:43:40 PM
It was an unfortunate joke and the entire situation was not well managed by his handlers...

That said, people need to farkin' lighten up a little
 
2009-03-19 11:43:43 PM
Here comes the pretend outrage...

/man up, nancies
 
2009-03-19 11:43:45 PM
Good Lord...can you imagine the shiatstorm if George Bush had said this?
 
2009-03-19 11:44:05 PM
Not very bright, considering his position.


/good thing his little girls were born healthy.
 
2009-03-19 11:44:08 PM
Duuuuuuuuuuuuuur!!!!

Carrrrrrrrrrrtmannnnn!!!

Durrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!


If a retard could bowl a score like that, they'd be a pretty able disabled person.

I'm lucky to crack 100, and I'm not duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuur. Or aI?
 
2009-03-19 11:44:14 PM
the show hasn't even hardly aired yet, can't we wait for the gaffes in real time?
 
2009-03-19 11:44:20 PM
I'd make a joke about how he just lost the retard vote in the next election, but that's too easy.
 
2009-03-19 11:44:35 PM
Wasn't Obama supposed to be the suave and skilled communicator?

So far he's Bush with a wider vocabulary.
 
2009-03-19 11:44:50 PM
He didn't apologize, the white house press secretary did it for him.

No Teleprompter Bad (new window)

-2
 
2009-03-19 11:44:58 PM
Crocodilly_Pontifex: Anyone who acts outraged at this remark better make sure they've never posted this:

That was my headline about this "story".

DING! FRIES ARE DONE!
 
2009-03-19 11:45:07 PM
As a the family member of a Special Olympian Bowler I'm getting a kick...
In actuality a 129 in Special Olympics is terrible. He would have gotten one of the participation medals.
 
2009-03-19 11:45:16 PM
John Buck 41: Good Lord...can you imagine the shiatstorm if George Bush had said this?

It would have been okay, it's like black people using the N word. Retard is George's word - it's *okay* for him to say it. It's not *your * word.
 
2009-03-19 11:45:17 PM
hershy799: In my opinion, Obama needs to lock himself and his eocn team in the White House until they can come up with real plans.

I'm not really sure what else he could possibly do. I mean, I don't know if having the President sitting in a room with four advisers is going to make the economy recover faster.

And, some part of the President's job is cheerleading for the country, which I'm assuming the Leno appearance is part of.

Of course, the ESPN thing was 20 minutes and I can't think of anyone that wouldn't want to do shiat like that if they were President.
 
2009-03-19 11:45:30 PM
Amateur hour continues.
 
2009-03-19 11:45:31 PM
Will they get it?
 
2009-03-19 11:46:34 PM
Mr. Vicarious: As a the family member of a Special Olympian Bowler I'm getting a kick...

hehehe
 
2009-03-19 11:46:39 PM
LandStander: 129? That's not Special Olympics. That's 3rd game on a beer league night. I know people who would be happy to roll a 129.

My last non-sober bowling game I got a 21, including somehow actually guttering the ball in the next lane over.

/They were goofing off themselves and were laughing with me
//At least I think they were laughing with me
 
2009-03-19 11:46:40 PM
So, he is a pompous, elitist? Can you break some real news?
 
2009-03-19 11:46:44 PM
What they need to do now is get the Special Olympics bowler on Oprah and cry about it and show how he can't get on with his life now.

Kind of like the Don Imus thing.
 
2009-03-19 11:46:58 PM
I'm seriously pro-Obama, marginally Dem, somewhat liberal and proud of it. And let me say: This is unfortunate, and I'd say the same thing if Bush had said it. Oh, yes, perhaps a little more irritated, but I thought Bush sucked to begin with, so that would have contributed, sure.

Meanwhile, with the wife working on basically that "industry", I've learned a greater appreciation for sensitivity than I'd already had... I no longer, for example, use "retard" as an insult.

It's sort of like waking up one day and realizing that calling people "gay" just isn't helpful, and changing one's ways on that point.

Some may disparage it as being PC, but you know what? It's called respect. DO U SPAEK IT? What does it hurt to find other phrases to lightly throw away (like "moran", which is not offensive, even though previous definitions overlapped with similar situations in the past).

Anyone who recognizes my name may not remember me for my sense of humour, but when I get angry about fat intolerance... but it's the same thing, to me: Most of the time "fat" is brought up, it's an insult. But that's a debate for another thread... many other threads ;-)


IronTom: I guess it is, it's sort of green. Excited people who have had threads up for hours were just too early

OMG THAT HAS NEVAR HAPPENED ON FARK

/seriously, you've not noticed that happens a lot of the time?
 
2009-03-19 11:47:12 PM
I just got a 106 on Wii bowling tonight.

\ guess that makes me special ed.
\\ first time every holding the controller.
\\\ still like my ps3 better.
\\\\ still like the pc and pron even more.
 
2009-03-19 11:47:26 PM
Hahaha. He only said the same thing a lot of people would say. Doesn't offend me at all.

/And my sister used to bowl in the Special Olympics
 
2009-03-19 11:47:40 PM
Doublek111: He didn't apologize, the white house press secretary did it for him.

No Teleprompter Bad (new window)

-2


So when he does apologize tomorrow morning are you going to give him +3, or do I have my TI-85 in the wrong mode?
 
2009-03-19 11:47:54 PM
But it would be fine if Leno said that... ?
 
2009-03-19 11:47:57 PM
Filled out a bracket? Big deal. Going on The Tonight Show, to show everyone that he's still a "regular guy"? Big deal.

At least he didn't declare a war, and then take a vacation FOR A MONTH, the very next day.
 
2009-03-19 11:48:04 PM
Palin's spawn unamused.
 
2009-03-19 11:48:19 PM
i12.photobucket.com
 
2009-03-19 11:48:21 PM
daychilde: OMG THAT HAS NEVAR HAPPENED ON FARK

/seriously, you've not noticed that happens a lot of the time?


seriously :)
 
2009-03-19 11:48:27 PM
OK, what's his fark handle?
 
2009-03-19 11:48:31 PM
i243.photobucket.com
 
2009-03-19 11:49:00 PM
He's just saying that everyone is a winner.
 
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