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(My Fox DC)   Obama tells China that with an uncensored internet citizens can begin to think for themselves, learn to type with one hand   (myfoxdc.com ) divider line
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2009-11-16 11:10:57 AM  
What is the sound of one hand fapping?
 
2009-11-16 11:18:18 AM  
I am so glad I voted for that man. Can you imagine McCain telling someone they could think for themselves?
 
Biv
2009-11-16 11:30:03 AM  
Obama: "with an uncensored internet citizens can begin to think for themselves, learn to type with one hand"

China: "Uh, Wong!"
 
2009-11-16 11:30:48 AM  
Sgt Otter: What is the sound of one hand fapping?

In China I would imagine it is almost silent.

/yeah I went there.
 
2009-11-16 11:32:14 AM  
That's WHY they censor the damn thing.
 
2009-11-16 11:33:30 AM  
I'm still pleasantly surprised that China gave him what he wanted on the format. There was some word on Friday that they weren't thrilled about letting him actually talk to people without it being hugely scripted (understandable, but meh).
If Obama can actually get the Chinese bureaucracy to do what he wants, I have more hope that he can rope our own bureaucracy around to getting something done.
 
2009-11-16 11:34:03 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: I am so glad I voted for that man. Can you imagine McCain telling someone they could think for themselves?


i12.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-16 11:34:43 AM  

Biv: Obama: "with an uncensored internet citizens can begin to think for themselves, learn to type with one hand"

China: "Uh, Wong!"


Hope and Chang?
 
2009-11-16 11:35:27 AM  
Biv 2009-11-16 11:30:03 AM
Obama: "with an uncensored internet citizens can begin to think for themselves, learn to type with one hand"

China: "Uh, Wong!"


ohellnawlblog.com
 
2009-11-16 11:35:33 AM  
h ypin ih on hn my look lik

(What typing with one hand may look like.)
 
2009-11-16 11:35:47 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: I am so glad I voted for that man. Can you imagine McCain telling someone they could think for themselves?


Think American, like real Americans.
 
2009-11-16 11:38:53 AM  
Sticky Hands:
That's WHY they censor the damn thing.

Sticky Hands would know...
 
2009-11-16 11:39:37 AM  
Um yea what a way to convine them that what they are doing over there is the best thing for the goverment.

They're Communist jackass.... as in that would be BAD for them...

/facepalm
 
2009-11-16 11:40:06 AM  
ROR
 
2009-11-16 11:40:30 AM  

Biv: Obama: "with an uncensored internet citizens can begin to think for themselves, learn to type with one hand"

China: "Uh, WongWang!"

 
2009-11-16 11:40:47 AM  

attention span of a retarded fruit fly: Um yea what a way to convine convince them that what they are doing over there is the best thing for the goverment.

They're Communist jackass.... as in that would be BAD for them...

/facepalm


FTFM
 
2009-11-16 11:41:12 AM  

HomoHabilis: h ypin ih on hn my look lik

(What typing with one hand may look like.)


ooh a lefty, you got this problem well in hand
 
Biv
2009-11-16 11:41:16 AM  

medius: Biv: Obama: "with an uncensored internet citizens can begin to think for themselves, learn to type with one hand"

China: "Uh, WongWang!"


Farking Charlie Chan.
 
2009-11-16 11:42:06 AM  
Obama ain't telling China shiat.
 
2009-11-16 11:42:23 AM  

Aidan:
If Obama can actually get the Chinese bureaucracy to do what he wants, I have more hope that he can rope our own bureaucracy around to getting something done.


Yes, but the Chinese bureaucracy is made up the best and brightest that China has to offer. The U.S. bureaucracy is a form of welfare to people who are too stupid or emotionally unstable to hold a real job.
 
2009-11-16 11:43:45 AM  
Cue the turds who will have a problem with this... as they do with anything Obama does...
3... 2.... 1...
 
2009-11-16 11:44:20 AM  
Chinese people need internet boobies just like the rest of us.
 
2009-11-16 11:45:10 AM  

Barbecue Bob: Cue the turds who will have a problem with this... as they do with anything Obama does...
3... 2.... 1...


I have a BIG problem with this, as I do with ANYTHING Obama does!

/you're welcome
 
2009-11-16 11:45:40 AM  
Do horny Asian guys put "Hot European Chicks" in their web searches?

/ spanking Swiss schoolgirls just doesn't sound right
 
2009-11-16 11:46:20 AM  
Back to the real issue, I applaud Obama for standing up to China a little. Bush was a coward to them and Clinton was a complete whore to them, selling us out completely.
 
2009-11-16 11:46:39 AM  
I'm sure a country that censors it's internet to prevent political dissidence would really appreciate a populous that thinks for themselves!
 
2009-11-16 11:46:42 AM  
I wonder if an "uncensored" internet would also apply to the FCC. They are looking for a way to silence conservative talk radio just because it doesn't agree with the democrats and their agenda.

Obama and his minions kinda remind me of a Batman villian. Two-Face. In more ways than just this.
 
2009-11-16 11:47:24 AM  
Individuals thinking for themselves, definitely a top priority of the party.

www.vspa.com
 
2009-11-16 11:47:24 AM  
It's ironic that Obama would say this about restricting censorship, given his attempts to mute the influence of Fox News.
 
2009-11-16 11:47:41 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2009-11-16 11:47:41 AM  
tinyarena:
Barbecue Bob: Cue the turds who will have a problem with this... as they do with anything Obama does...
3... 2.... 1...

I have a BIG problem with this, as I do with ANYTHING EVERYTHING Obama does!

/you're welcome


FIXED
 
2009-11-16 11:48:18 AM  

yehti7: They are looking for a way to silence conservative talk radio just because it doesn't agree with the democrats and their agenda.


You're on the list too. Better lock your doors and keep that gun loaded.
 
2009-11-16 11:49:32 AM  

yehti7: [FCC] are looking for a way to silence conservative talk radio just because it doesn't agree with the democrats and their agenda.


As opposed to Republican agenda, which was to crush local radio stations, make lots of money for hookers&blow budget, and ensure that all we ever listen to is ClearChannel with it's 44 minutes of ads per hour.
 
2009-11-16 11:49:34 AM  

agentyx: It's ironic that Obama would say this about restricting censorship, given his attempts to mute the influence of Fox News.


B..b..but Fox News ain't real. remember?
 
2009-11-16 11:50:08 AM  
I think that in China, censorship yes, is about limiting ideas and their communication, but to the already disenchanted population within the country it a power thing, a flexing of muscles-- in short they're being dicks.

/well that wasn't nearly as illuminating as I thought it was
 
2009-11-16 11:50:13 AM  
That's why the "conservative" mindset always eventually fails. In five years do you think the exchange of information in other countries like China will be more restrictive or less restrictive ?

It's called progress and I know that that's a word that is garlic to the vampires of the right but realistically, what do you think will be the outcome? What has ever been the end outcome?

And the internet, come on. Soon only the most psychotic cults will deny free access to everything and anything anyone wants to know (that isn't classified by their respective governments).

I would like to hear an argument from the Conservatives that they will not eventually lose. Show your work.
 
2009-11-16 11:50:34 AM  

yehti7: I wonder if an "uncensored" internet would also apply to the FCC. They are looking for a way to silence conservative talk radio just because it doesn't agree with the democrats and their agenda.

Obama and his minions kinda remind me of a Batman villian. Two-Face. In more ways than just this.


wat
 
2009-11-16 11:51:58 AM  
farm4.static.flickr.com

Any chance he could get the North Koreans to turn their lights on?
I just thought, while he's nearby ... oh.
 
2009-11-16 11:53:30 AM  

yehti7: I wonder if an "uncensored" internet would also apply to the FCC. They are looking for a way to silence conservative talk radio just because it doesn't agree with the democrats and their agenda.

Obama and his minions kinda remind me of a Batman villian. Two-Face. In more ways than just this.


Please to be providing links to backup you claim? Difficulty: Nothing talk radio
 
2009-11-16 11:53:31 AM  
So ... think for yourselves as long as the answers you arrive at involve ceding control of every decision you make to your Government?
 
2009-11-16 11:54:15 AM  
Obama doesn't want his own citizens to think for themselves. Why would he recommend it to the ChiComs?
 
2009-11-16 11:54:16 AM  
We don't have any room to talk until we have a net neutrality law in place.
 
2009-11-16 11:54:41 AM  

Zafayal: I think that in China, censorship yes, is about limiting ideas and their communication, but to the already disenchanted population within the country it a power thing, a flexing of muscles-- in short they're being dicks.

/well that wasn't nearly as illuminating as I thought it was


Yep. I was listening to NPR talk about a blogger in China (ya rly). And he basically confirmed what I'd heard before: there is State media, which pretty much everyone watches and no one believes. Then there are bloggers and twitterers providing the real news. It's a weird dichotomy. So the censorship thing seems to be as much a power play as it is true censorship (Mind you, almost all censorship is power).
 
2009-11-16 11:55:13 AM  
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2009-11-16 11:55:18 AM  

Mugato: I would like to hear an argument from the Conservatives that they will not eventually lose. Show your work.


Jesus.

QED
 
2009-11-16 11:55:57 AM  
i6.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-16 11:56:00 AM  

Nemo's Brother: Back to the real issue, I applaud Obama for standing up to China a little. Bush was a coward to them and Clinton was a complete whore to them, selling us out completely.


If Obama was remotely interested in standing up to China, he would stop our insane borrowing from China and implement a balanced budget. The fact is, Obama's bread and circus government programs are completely dependent on China.

China stops lending the U.S. money, and grandma loses her SS check and her Medicare, the U.S. military is forced to massively downsize, and Obama takes the blame. The United States is China's biatch, and as long as our presidents (Clinton, Bush, and Obama thus far) keep insisting on spending more money than they collect in taxes, we will continue to be China's biatch.

Truly though, in that regards, Clinton came the closest to a balanced budget (and therefore, not borrowing from the Chinese), so he was the least beholden to China of all our presidents since the end of the cold war. In terms of not farking up the U.S. economy, Clinton is a thousand times better than Bush or Obama.
 
2009-11-16 11:56:37 AM  
Obama knows what every despot knows: The plebes need little privileges, so they can blow off steam harmlessly.

That is why he espouses "free speech" in foreign nations, even as he stifles it at home.

But cheer up, next year there will be a Constitutional amendment allowing us to sit on the back porch, plunking a banjo and singing disparaging songs.

Slaves need stuff like that.
 
Biv
2009-11-16 11:57:18 AM  

vincentfox: yehti7: [FCC] are looking for a way to silence conservative talk radio just because it doesn't agree with the democrats and their agenda.

As opposed to Republican agenda, which was to crush local radio stations, make lots of money for hookers&blow budget, and ensure that all we ever listen to is ClearChannel with it's 44 minutes of ads per hour.


I work in radio so I'm getting a kick....

Liberal radio, at least as far as talk goes, is almost nonexistent because it doesn't get shiat for ratings.

Local radio stations were crushed because they couldn't compete with TV, it costs to much money to keep a full staff on the payroll for a single station. A local station would have to have a much greater commercial load. The only way to keep stations afloat was to spread the cost over several stations, thus they were picked up by the big guys.
 
2009-11-16 11:58:03 AM  

benlonghair: We don't have any room to talk until we have a net neutrality law in place.


I agree with this. Without net neutrality the internet in the USA will be as bland and worthless as television is now. Party or Corporate Masters, the result will be the same.
 
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