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(Washington Post)   Bill O'Reilly pulls a Trent Lott. In other news, this is the 500,000th link   ( washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2003-04-15 09:34:48 AM  
w00t! Congratulations guys!
 
2003-04-15 09:35:42 AM  
Having read damn near all of them, I'm surprised my head hasn't exploded yet
 
2003-04-15 09:37:19 AM  
WOW! Good going,Drew&Co.
 
2003-04-15 09:37:22 AM  
yay!!!
 
2003-04-15 09:38:02 AM  
Yeah 500,000th! Yeah wooohoooo.

So what do we win?
 
2003-04-15 09:38:29 AM  
500,000 links...and YOOOOOOU were THEEEEERRRRRE...
 
2003-04-15 09:38:47 AM  
eh, his comment is only funny cause it had a high probability of being true.
 
2003-04-15 09:38:50 AM  
Bill O'Reilly said something ill-considered, intemperate, insensitive and idiotic?

Noooooooooooo.........
 
2003-04-15 09:39:06 AM  
Half a mill? Way to go, now Im off to steal Drews hubcaps while yall celebrate.
 
2003-04-15 09:39:22 AM  
500,000 of continued crap links
 
2003-04-15 09:39:22 AM  
five hundred thousand....does that count all the re-posts? because if it does...THIS IS A FALSE CELEBRATION!
 
2003-04-15 09:39:22 AM  
huh?
 
2003-04-15 09:39:28 AM  
O'Reilly with tEh fake lesbians ?
[image from media.washingtonpost.com too old to be available]
 
2003-04-15 09:39:36 AM  
GO DREW!

/hopping on 'Verbally Masturbate Drew' bandwagon
 
2003-04-15 09:40:00 AM  
w00t! Lots of articles! w00t! Long live Fark!

And O'Reilly's a jackass.
/flamebait
 
2003-04-15 09:40:01 AM  
"Bill has been wonderful to these boys. He puts his money where his mouth is."

If an infinite amount of mouth needs an infinite amount of money...
 
2003-04-15 09:40:26 AM  
Who steals hubcaps anymore...for that matter, what are hubcaps?
 
2003-04-15 09:41:12 AM  
B.O'R. is a real douchbag.

that is all.
 
2003-04-15 09:41:15 AM  
Bill should know only black comedians are allowed to make jokes like that.
 
2003-04-15 09:41:15 AM  
Fair and Balanced Tires!
 
2003-04-15 09:41:16 AM  
woohoo!
 
2003-04-15 09:41:22 AM  
We wouldn't have those problems if Strom Thurmond was president!
 
2003-04-15 09:41:28 AM  
I want .046% of the credit.
 
2003-04-15 09:41:47 AM  
I submitted the 500,000th link with a much funnier headline.

/had to be done
 
2003-04-15 09:42:08 AM  
"Does anyone know where the Best Men are? I hope they're not in the parking lot stealing our hubcaps."

Ha that's funny! Good grief people get a sense of humor for christ sake!!
 
2003-04-15 09:42:15 AM  
Somebody should have gone out and snatched ol' Bill's hubcaps at that point. Then mail him pictures from time to time showing the hubcaps visiting various exotic locations around the world.
 
2003-04-15 09:42:19 AM  
Why has that woman stolen Jane Jetson's collar?
 
2003-04-15 09:42:24 AM  
w000000000000t!

O'Reilly's got a pin up of the Bush daughters on his bathroom wall..

Or was that Uday Hussein?
 
2003-04-15 09:42:47 AM  
"Bill has been wonderful to these boys. He puts his money where his mouth is."

Where's that? Satan's cock? Eww, gross!
 
2003-04-15 09:43:12 AM  
an elitist, bigoted conservative? when did this happen? I thought they were "compassionate conservatives" now?
 
2003-04-15 09:43:18 AM  
awww... I was really hoping It would be a Boobies Link
 
2003-04-15 09:43:25 AM  
I will tell this story to my grand-kids.
 
2003-04-15 09:43:35 AM  
Kittens will be extinct long before the 500,000th boobie link.
 
Rat [TotalFark]
2003-04-15 09:44:04 AM  
Just doing my part for this historical event...wow, 500,000 links...

/gonna read the article now
 
2003-04-15 09:44:04 AM  
It won't show up for me for some reason. What'd he say?
 
2003-04-15 09:44:06 AM  
Not surprising.
 
2003-04-15 09:44:13 AM  
04-15-03 09:42:15 AM InternetSecurityGuard

That would have been funny.
And depending on the locations,
it could have been really funny.
 
2003-04-15 09:44:17 AM  
500,000.

Great job, FARK.

Thank you.
 
ACF
2003-04-15 09:44:43 AM  
Did Robert Bryd laugh?
 
2003-04-15 09:45:24 AM  
five hundred thousand....does that count all the re-posts? because if it does...THIS IS A FALSE CELEBRATION!

A fictitious celebration, for a fictitious website, run by fictitious admins that post articles about fictitious right wing asshole newscasters? Shame on you, Drew Curtis, SHAME ON YOU!
 
2003-04-15 09:46:35 AM  
people are too sensetive. PC conversation is uniformly boring.
 
2003-04-15 09:46:52 AM  
ok, it's 240,000 minus all the Left-Eye and Vibrating Broom posts.

i won't tell my grandchildren about fark, i think. who's bill o'reilly? in the spirit of post 500K, i guess i could read the article, but...naah.
 
2003-04-15 09:47:11 AM  
04-15-03 09:45:24 AM Alto_reed_on_a_tenor_sax

Drew Curtis doesnt exist.
This is an illuminati conspiracy,
didnt you read the Protocals for the Elders of Zion?
 
2003-04-15 09:47:18 AM  
YEAH! This was my link! My third, fark's half a mil.
 
2003-04-15 09:47:21 AM  
If you read further down the page you'll see that Ray Charles is going to perform at the Correspondent's Dinner this year.

You know what the last words out of Bush's handler's mouths will be...
 
2003-04-15 09:47:54 AM  
Did anybody else read further down about Larry King and his wife shopping for underwear at Victoria's Secret? Ugh.
 
2003-04-15 09:47:57 AM  
I liked all the links except for number 398,736 that was a total waste of my time.
 
2003-04-15 09:48:18 AM  
Let's see... Everybody here thinks Rodney King needs to be beaten to death and what a funny joke about a group of black kids stealing hubcaps. Nope, no racsists here.
 
2003-04-15 09:48:19 AM  
http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Apr2003/pipc10042003.html
 
2003-04-15 09:49:10 AM  
500,000 links and not a single one of them submitted by me. Fark it.
 
2003-04-15 09:49:16 AM  
I thought they were having soda and pie in this thread.
(sigh)
 
2003-04-15 09:49:18 AM  
Congrat's Drew.

As for Bill O'Reilly... he made a joke get over it.... I would have laughed at it. Maybe these people need a sense of humor...
 
2003-04-15 09:49:46 AM  
I think the guy meant the kids were stealing hubcaps because they are called the "Best Men." Not because they are a bunch of inner city kids.
 
2003-04-15 09:49:51 AM  
wat yo go fark! way to go bill! truth hurts these people, you know? sad we can't say anything like that, but all other races are at the mercy of the vulgar and undeducated ebonicons. right? i will watch the factor even more religiously now.
 
2003-04-15 09:50:13 AM  
great job folks!

Anyone who thinks what Bill said was insensitive should pull the lump of coal out of their butt, unless they are black.
 
2003-04-15 09:50:20 AM  
Exactly Rasputin. Enough with this hypersensitive bullshiat.
 
2003-04-15 09:50:23 AM  
O'Reilly said something stupid, there's a shocker. You mean there's some doubt that Republicans have problems with racism?

I'm more concerned that this woman thinks every black person in America is in drug treatment. And that she's in Congress. And that every member of the Republican party VOTED on the RECORD that they AGREE with her.

ObDrewLove: Fark rocks, Totalfark rocks, 500000 and counting! Fark on!
 
2003-04-15 09:50:40 AM  
I'd hardly say donating $40k *per year* to the inner-city kids' program makes someone a racist when they make one dumb joke once off the cuff. Besides, last I checked, people that steal stuff off cars (including my fog lights) are of all different races. ;)
 
2003-04-15 09:51:16 AM  
Farkingwaitaminute! Is that 500,000 Fark or TotalFark farklinks? Mefarkingthinks it is a TotalFark farkcount. How many farklinks have been on Fark?
 
2003-04-15 09:51:23 AM  
I would think that O'Reilly would have known that only liberals are allowed to use off color humor.

This is a non-story.
 
2003-04-15 09:51:32 AM  
White guys should not do Chris Rock.

Nubian, please.
 
2003-04-15 09:51:37 AM  
B.O'R.ing
 
2003-04-15 09:51:41 AM  
Malinois: "Don't forget NOT to wave." Hehe.
 
2003-04-15 09:52:03 AM  
I posted in the 500,000th thread!
 
2003-04-15 09:52:12 AM  
It's politically incorrect for a white person to make a joke about a minority.

But it is alright for a minority to make a joke about a white person. Double standards anyone?
 
2003-04-15 09:52:19 AM  
You guys are hilarious. Trent Lott didnt say anything out of order, and now, neither did Bill O'Reilly? Yeah, its nice when those in power just SLIGHTLY put they're feet on the necks of the minority, its really funny, then, isn't it?

For christ's sake, I hope you idiots are just
 
2003-04-15 09:52:19 AM  
First off, GO DREW!!!1 We are unworthy of walking where you spit.

Secondly. OMG!! Bill O'Reily said something stupid? I'm shocked. We hold our media figures to such a high level of moral rectitude. He has shamed Fox News!

Seriously, it's a shame that the monumental 500,000 article would be such a non-issue. The comment wasn't even that offensive.
 
2003-04-15 09:52:37 AM  
if a legistator made that comment, o'reilly would be calling for his resgination.

funny how he tried to spin his comment by talking about the money raised for charity. in his no-spin zone, he'd probably say making donations to charity does not entitle you to be a racist.

but we all know o'reilly is a pompous asshat; the ellsworth toohey of our times. i'm glad he's around to make fun of.
 
2003-04-15 09:52:44 AM  
My link to Congresswoman Barbara Cubin's website was broken and dropped out of my previous post.
 
2003-04-15 09:53:08 AM  
Mangomango: How do you know it was a group of Black kids that were going to Lip Sync?? All it said was Inner City kids..

How racist of you to think only little black kids could lip Sync to the Four Tops.. fark you bigot.
 
2003-04-15 09:53:10 AM  
Don't you need our addresses to mail us our free t-shirts?
 
2003-04-15 09:53:58 AM  
White people are minorities too!
 
2003-04-15 09:54:20 AM  
Gee,

Thanks all, just on the day I went Total Fark. GWF

/Paranoid
Hey wait is this an illuminati plot? Does 500000/76?
 
2003-04-15 09:54:33 AM  
if drew just had a penny for every link posted on FARK...well, he'd be bare-assed poor.

Congrats! FARK Ueber Alles!
 
2003-04-15 09:54:43 AM  
You guys/gals are cracking me up this morning.
 
2003-04-15 09:55:07 AM  
Just another indication that if you give a conservative enough rope he'll eventually try to string a minority up with it.
 
2003-04-15 09:55:28 AM  
Well, if the title bar says it's true, it must be 500,000. Speaking of bars... Bill needs to stop hitting them so hard.
 
2003-04-15 09:56:04 AM  
My record for submissions. 1 in 500,000. Pathetic. Now if the mods picked good links, I'd probably be up to 2.
 
2003-04-15 09:56:45 AM  
Oh, big deal. B O'R makes off-color joke, everyone cries. Lighten up people, it wasn't that bad.
 
2003-04-15 09:56:55 AM  
OMG WTF 500,000th link?? Incredible!!!

Oh, shiat my taxes are due
 
2003-04-15 09:56:58 AM  
i don't know. o'reilly makes a piss-poor joke and the pile-on begins. jesse jackson talks about hymietown and runs for president. everybody lighten up.
 
2003-04-15 09:57:14 AM  
Jesus, O'Reilly is an idiot. I hate that guy.
 
2003-04-15 09:57:42 AM  
While I TOTALLY agree that this is a non-story. I think the thing I find most amusing is, if someone from the other side of the fence made a similar comment, O'Reilly would've been all over the story. So it's only a non-story if it's someone from "our side" making the comment. If the person is from "their side" then it's time to be hypersensitive.


"let the flag of hypocrisy fly high"
/south park

(500,000th link on Fark and 100th episode of SP in the same week....I don't know about you, but I'm looking over my shoulder for those horesmen.)
 
2003-04-15 09:57:44 AM  
04-15-03 09:56:11 AM MacG

Jeez man, just lie when you fill out that farker.
 
2003-04-15 09:58:30 AM  
I'm with you Rtkane 1 in 500,000....

Drew, can we get a break down of how many boobies links we've had? I would guess at least 50,000 or so.
 
2003-04-15 09:58:59 AM  
04-15-03 09:47:18 AM Whamdangler
YEAH! This was my link! My third, fark's half a mil.

How'd you know to put the "In other news, this is the 500,000th link" on it?
 
2003-04-15 09:59:07 AM  
I guess everyone was upset that Bill called them stupid. Cuz smart niglets would've been stealing the stereos.

/runs
 
2003-04-15 09:59:16 AM  
Half-a-million?!?!? Woohoo! To celebrate, maybe Drew should buy all a beer. How much money is there is the Fark beer fund?
 
2003-04-15 10:00:44 AM  
Not the best place for a joke like that , but I am not going to crucify the guy..

Now if he said "Well another year another 40k for these ghetto trash to spend on crank." then i would lean towards the racist side.
 
2003-04-15 10:00:50 AM  
Recockulous, tell me you heard what Cubin said. I was flipping thru the channels the other day and on CSPAN the House was doing nothing but arguing over "word retraction" or something of that nature. Cubin was in the middle of it, but they didn't say what she said.
 
2003-04-15 10:00:55 AM  
Does it make the news when a black man makes fun of a white man?
 
2003-04-15 10:01:19 AM  
He presents himself as an untalented gas bag who don't cotton to conflicting opinions, but he still should have known better.

Regardless, it was pretty funny; it wasn't entirely a racist joke--I'd say it's about 90% washed up band and 10% "they're black, you know."

The joke would work with Vanilla Ice, Men at Work, etc.

The Four Tops used to be rockin', though.
 
2003-04-15 10:01:51 AM  
Dr. Freud, table for 1..............

Seriously though, $800,000 is more money than any other "stars" are raising for petty theives.

/race baits
 
2003-04-15 10:01:57 AM  
It is sad that we have to be so PC. Still, O'Really is an opinionated asshole and opinionated assholes should not be allowed to maintain a public presence.

So in my opinion. . .


Never mind.
 
2003-04-15 10:02:01 AM  
racist -

1. The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others.

2. Discrimination or prejudice based on race.

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, 2000
 
2003-04-15 10:02:23 AM  
1) Get a sense of humor
2) Everyone (as in the press)wants to stab at O-Reily because he makes so many lefters look stupid on TV
3) Carlos the commedian made a great point, quit being so freakin oversensitive and have fun with your life
4) I'm getting sick and tired of the "conservative guy said something racist if you think about it in a certain way" when assholes Like Mike Moore (moore as in more cheesburgers for my fat ass)say things like "9/11 woulnd't have happened if the passengers were all black"
 
2003-04-15 10:02:24 AM  
Bonzy20

It doesn't make the news, it makes it onto BET's comedy shows.
 
2003-04-15 10:03:13 AM  
I have 0.000002% of the submissions.
 
2003-04-15 10:03:19 AM  
meep
 
2003-04-15 10:03:31 AM  
and i always thought Bill O'Reilly was one of Australia's greatest ever bowlers..
 
2003-04-15 10:04:08 AM  
Finally the world will see the Bill O'Reilly for the Mean-Spirited Bastard he really is.
 
2003-04-15 10:05:16 AM  
Actually - I don't like that definition much. The problem with Bill's comment, particularly in that venue, is that it implies racial superiority.
 
2003-04-15 10:05:34 AM  
"Next, on Russell Simmons Def Political Commentary..."
 
2003-04-15 10:05:57 AM  
Please. No rioting. It's only a HALF million.

(congrats!)
 
2003-04-15 10:07:12 AM  
Why wasn't 500,000 a boobie link?

At least a bad boobie link.
 
2003-04-15 10:07:23 AM  
Cubin's Remarks

After noting that her sons, ages 25 and 30, "are blond-haired and blue-eyed," she said: "One amendment today said we could not sell guns to anybody under drug treatment. So does that mean that if you go into a black community you can't sell any guns to any black person?"

Thanks for bringing that up Recockulous, I had wanted to check that out.
 
2003-04-15 10:07:25 AM  
Yeah, zipf, race accounts for differences in human character, as in, stealing hubcaps, while good whitey holds a function for the poor little negroes.

I think that constitutes a racist sentiment.
 
2003-04-15 10:07:30 AM  
Stealing hubcaps? I hope that was at least followed up with, "I've got nuthin'".
 
2003-04-15 10:08:13 AM  
Gis for 500,000
 
2003-04-15 10:08:17 AM  
How far right do you have to be to consider Bill O'Reily a leftist?
 
2003-04-15 10:08:53 AM  
Please do not waste your time reading this post. You have been warned as I have nothing to say.

Dammit - I wanna riot! I always miss out on good anarchy.

Congrats! Good job Farkers & Farkettes - AND Admins and Mods. Keep it up!
 
2003-04-15 10:09:13 AM  
"While the kids are watching Dion singin' about the stars
The Belmonts are out on the parking lot, stealing hubcaps off of cars"
 
2003-04-15 10:09:45 AM  
What happened to the 500,00Boobies about Colin Powel takes coke?
 
2003-04-15 10:09:50 AM  
500,000th link unless you subtract repeats...
 
2003-04-15 10:10:03 AM  
WOW Larry King bought 6 pair of mesh thongs from Victoria's Secret. (bottom of Washington Post page) This newspaper is full of all kinds of important news.

Anyway, on the Factor last night O'Reilly said all kinds of good things about the Best Men. I'm sure we'll see tonight if he actually said that when the viewer mail segment of his show comes up.
 
2003-04-15 10:10:29 AM  
First time the boobies ever got me.
 
2003-04-15 10:11:31 AM  
Yotta,

You're a god amongst men.
 
2003-04-15 10:11:40 AM  
keep pretending racism doesnt exist, yall
 
2003-04-15 10:12:10 AM  
BTW: That article cracked my ass up. Should insensitive, stereotypical comments inspire shock anymore? People are stupid and say stupid, careless things that, given a second to think prior to speaking, probably would not have bee said. Let's rise above these comments (not forgive) and rejoice half a million. Wow.
 
2003-04-15 10:12:34 AM  
Farkingwaitaminute! Is that 500,000 Fark or TotalFark farklinks? Mefarkingthinks it is a TotalFark farkcount. How many farklinks have been on Fark?

500,000 submissions. 43,675 approved.

(So yeah, it's a TotalFark count.)
 
2003-04-15 10:13:10 AM  
C,mon people...if the best men at your wedding didn't try to steal your hubcaps or otherwise deface your car, your best men are nerds.
 
2003-04-15 10:13:14 AM  
Oh yeah, that is so funny because:

1. It's funny because it picks on children.
2. It's funny because it targets the disadvantaged.
3. It is funny because it just points out the differences between those with white skin and colored people.
4. It is funny 'cause it's true.
5. It is funny because - what else would Bill say when surrounded by minorities?

/sarcasm
 
2003-04-15 10:13:51 AM  
So if you like Bill, it's funny. If you hate Bill, it's racist.

Case closed.

There is nothing else to say about this.

It's over.

Can we have more boobies now?
 
2003-04-15 10:13:53 AM  
Ah, Drew, Mike and Mme.Mersault. Next Jeff'll make an appearance. This is definitely not a good thread to make an arsehole of myself on, so I'm off.
 
2003-04-15 10:14:34 AM  
Can the 500,001st link be a story about Bill O'Reilly getting caught stealing hubcaps?

Or a photoshop contest on that theme?

Or maybe just a great SFW boobies link?

And how many hours of work time has been spent on Fark's 500,000th link?

Did I cover all the bases? Should? I? have? used? more? question? marks???
 
2003-04-15 10:14:49 AM  
What, and there's threads where it is?
 
2003-04-15 10:14:50 AM  
Bill O'Reilly
27 matches, 144 wickets at 22.59
 
2003-04-15 10:14:52 AM  
Congrats on the 1/2 mil!
 
2003-04-15 10:14:53 AM  
Bill O'Reilly is as big a jackass as Michael Moore, and this is a pretty stupid thing to get all bent out of shape because of.
 
2003-04-15 10:15:45 AM  
Just so you guys all know, 62% of Democrats supported the Civil Rights act vs 92% of Republicans.

Who're the racists?
 
2003-04-15 10:16:33 AM  
3,484,502 total comments. (Including deleted troll posts. No, we never cleaned any old stuff out.)
 
2003-04-15 10:16:49 AM  
GooberMcFly. I didn't. I assume a mod added it. I submitted the "B.O. pulls a T.R." part and that URL.
 
2003-04-15 10:17:09 AM  
Best men steal hubcaps and put white shoe polish on your car windows and tie cans to the tailpipe and put fish in your radiator on your wedding day. It was a quip about best men and wedding days -- not about inner-city (black) kids. Even O'Reilly has more sense than that. I'm sure that after he said it, he realized that it could be misconstrued. (Kind of like the time I made an "I'm with stupid T-shirt" joke about a friend of mine whose kid was having serious trouble in school. Open mouth, insert foot. Didn't mean it that way at all. The sad/frustrating thing is that I WISH O'Reilly HAD meant the quip as an inner-city jab. The world would be a better place if O'Reilly were off the air. He needs to do something unambiguously inappropriate that will get him canned from all media. Sadly, this was ambiguous. Try again, Bill!
 
2003-04-15 10:18:55 AM  
if I had a nickel for every.. I'd have $25,000.
 
2003-04-15 10:19:44 AM  
BO'R is nothing but a more obnoxious version of Morton Downey Jr.
 
2003-04-15 10:19:56 AM  
For the last time, the terms "Republican" and "Democrat" had different connotations way back when.

I'm sure there are racist Democrats, but for god sake, don't bastardize history.
 
2003-04-15 10:20:06 AM  
KEEP IT ON TOPIC

And why isn't there a war thread tyoday? You go away for one long weekend...
 
2003-04-15 10:20:32 AM  
04-15-03 10:14:49 AM Mike
What, and there's threads where it is?


Advanced FARKing technique number #274 - Hiding in a crowd.
The best place to be an evil trolling moron is on threads where you're going to be the least of their problems. c.f. any thread where Goatman makes an appearance.

Advanced FARKing technique number #212 - US nightime.
Even Drew needs to close his eyes occasionally.
 
2003-04-15 10:21:30 AM  
Rumbleminz: For decades the South was controlled by Democrats. I'd dare to say a few are racist. They aren't all progressive. In fact, I'll go so far as to say that most Democrats who are racist are black.
 
2003-04-15 10:22:50 AM  
2) Everyone (as in the press)wants to stab at O-Reily because he makes so many lefters look stupid on TV

I think liberals dislike him because he provides a very narrow point of view, grossly simplifying complex issues. When he's called to task on his viewpoints, he uses practiced fallacious rhetoric. The fact that his audience is oblivious to his gross distortions and manipulations is all the more frustrating.

"when assholes Like Mike Moore (moore as in more cheesburgers for my fat ass)"

Wow. Good one.
 
2003-04-15 10:24:26 AM  
 
2003-04-15 10:24:48 AM  
Oh, good. Now we get to watch the thread degenerate into a flamewar.
 
2003-04-15 10:26:14 AM  
Strom Thurmond was a Democrat back in those days. On many issues like states rights, civil rights, taxes, and more the two parties completely switch stances over time. Comparing the parties from that long ago is completely pointless.
 
2003-04-15 10:26:42 AM  
Can someone post a link to the story in here? I can't open anything from the main site. Thanks!
 
2003-04-15 10:27:02 AM  
I love the way Daryll Hammond does O'Reily on SNL.

O'Reily:"Bellafonte, gimme somethng crazy!"

Harry Bellafonte: "Osama Bin Laden is an Uncle Tom."

O'Reily:"Sweet God, i don't even know who thats offensive to, but i love it! Ya watcha hahdba!"
 
2003-04-15 10:27:38 AM  
Stupid joke, a non-story.
Im not from NY but does inner city kids means Black, Puertorican (sp?), Italian, Asian, Irish, or just poor run of the mill white kids. Just wondering which group he supposedly pissed off.
 
2003-04-15 10:29:24 AM  
Logweasel--

I don't know, I've seen him debate some things pretty in-depth and still beat the living hell out of liberal. 95% of the time O'Reilly is right and it's the liberal who hasn't done the research or in-depth analyses before making an idiot out of themselves.
 
2003-04-15 10:29:49 AM  
IHateEverything:

Hate to nitpick, but he's not doing O'Reily, he's doing Chris Matthews, that Hardball guy.
 
2003-04-15 10:30:19 AM  
Ass.
 
2003-04-15 10:30:27 AM  
wooo! Half amill. O'Reilly sucks a dead Levittownian's dick.
 
2003-04-15 10:30:52 AM  
04-15-03 10:05:16 AM Zipf
Actually - I don't like that definition much. The problem with Bill's comment, particularly in that venue, is that it implies racial superiority.

I must have missed where he mentioned race at all. Can you point it out, please?
 
2003-04-15 10:31:03 AM  
500k links, and none of em mine.. im wonderin who i have to slob on to get something posted here..

sheesh.
 
2003-04-15 10:31:06 AM  
Rumbleminz: For decades the South was controlled by Democrats. I'd dare to say a few are racist. They aren't all progressive. In fact, I'll go so far as to say that most Democrats who are racist are black


Strom Thurmond was a Dem when he ran under his segregationist ticket . Lott was a Democrat too. Man I'd swear they just switched sides to make "thier" party look better.
 
2003-04-15 10:31:12 AM  
Recockulous: Ms. Cubin sounds alot scarier than Lott or O'Reilly. Thanks for the link.
 
2003-04-15 10:31:37 AM  
Rumbleminz: For the last time, the terms "Republican" and "Democrat" had different connotations way back when.


So if FDR were alive today he'd be a Republican?
 
2003-04-15 10:31:39 AM  
Thanks Drew

For providing 500,000 times for people to slack off at work.

If it weren't for fark my head would have exploded
 
2003-04-15 10:32:20 AM  
Congratulations Drew and team! How fitting the 500th link would include bigotry and Larry King's spring thong spree! Weeeeeee!
 
2003-04-15 10:32:51 AM  
I have one thing to add to this thread:

That is all.
 
2003-04-15 10:33:15 AM  
Maybe everyone who has ever been a best man at a wedding is pissed, except me, I didnt steal any hubcaps.
 
2003-04-15 10:33:18 AM  
The only place I have ever had my hubcaps stolen was in the parking lot of Second Baptist Church in Houston. This is probably the whitest church in America.
 
2003-04-15 10:33:24 AM  
No, Jjorsett, he'd be a man in a wheelchair.
 
2003-04-15 10:33:40 AM  
Well, that was inevitable.
 
2003-04-15 10:33:49 AM  
Daryll Hammond is doing Chris Matthews.
 
2003-04-15 10:33:57 AM  
Well, that was supposed to be a picture of a tin of Spotted Dick, but a blank space has a nice sense of irony...
 
2003-04-15 10:34:42 AM  
the little morons probably already had his hubcaps, and were looking through his wife's purse at the time...
 
2003-04-15 10:35:06 AM  
Shouldn't # 500,000 have been a BOOBIES link?!

Guess we'll have to wait for 1,000,000 eh?

Congratulations, Drew!
 
2003-04-15 10:36:03 AM  
Bleh, it wants to use cross-domain cookies.. no work for me
 
2003-04-15 10:36:05 AM  
LOL.... half the comments are "Woot Woot! 500,000th comment!!" and the other half are "I didn't read the article, but he makes a racist comment and I still hate Bill O'Reilly! Woot! Woot!"

I don't know what's dumber.... the whole 'buzz' about an absolutely non-issue line or the fact that this was only posted because it was the 500,000 link submitted (note: not the 500,000th ever posted on Fark itself).

FTR, since so many can't get past their blind hatred to read the article (and to burst your miniscule bubbles of misrepresentation and assumption): The line was "Does anyone know where the Best Men are? I hope they're not in the parking lot stealing our hubcaps." No race is mentioned, and let's face it, crime is high in the areas where this charity is targeted towards. It was a dumb quip, but certainly undeserving of even a mention, let alone the attention you guys are giving it.
 
2003-04-15 10:36:37 AM  
M4GNiFiC4N7 7 0N H0|2584CK
 
2003-04-15 10:37:30 AM  
RobW:- I'm getting sick of seeing you thrusting your spotted dick in front of our eyes at every opportunity.
 
2003-04-15 10:38:03 AM  
A fitting 500,000th link, it is a leftist half-truth story.
 
2003-04-15 10:38:47 AM  
04-15-03 10:13:14 AM Zipf
Oh yeah, that is so funny because:

1. It's funny because it picks on children.
2. It's funny because it targets the disadvantaged.
3. It is funny because it just points out the differences between those with white skin and colored people.
4. It is funny 'cause it's true.
5. It is funny because - what else would Bill say when surrounded by minorities?

/sarcasm


Let's assume for the moment that minorities were the target of this joke, which is disputable. Most humor is at someone's expense. So tell me now why stereotypical humor is acceptable when it is being performed by someone a member of the stereotyped group. Chris Rock or Eddie Murphy could pull this line off and get peals of laughter. Bill O'Reilly says it and gets looks of horror. That double standard speaks volumes about the sincerity of those who profess a desire for racial equality.
 
2003-04-15 10:39:51 AM  
See Nixon: "Southern Strategy"

Up until a few generations ago the Democrats were a party which represented two distinct groups, the Northern and Western liberal Constitutionalists, and the Southern "dixiecrat" (as they later called themselves) Federalists.

During the Truman electoral process he refused to remove the civil rights plank from his agenda, causing the schism between the two groups.

A large chunk of Southern Democrats formed the "States Rights" party, and decades after Strom's failure in the presidential bid they were wooed by Nixon, as part of his "Southern Strategy."

To this day, members of the States Rights party, including individuals like Trent Lott, have their own agenda within the Republican party.

Along with the "Radical Right" of Reagan years, they comrpise a major camp within the Republican party, along with the current Neo-conservatives, Fiscal Conservatives, etc.

Let's not pretend that either party is clean, but as of right now the Republican party is the place where not only Religious Fundamentalists, but also the institutional racists reside.
 
2003-04-15 10:40:32 AM  
Whamdangler: I suppose this would be a good time to bring up the fact that you have four links posted, not three. <=
 
2003-04-15 10:40:47 AM  
ATTENTION IDIOTS: ASKING WHITE PEOPLE TO STOP BEING RACIST ALL DAMN DAY IS NOT A DOUBLE STANDARD
 
2003-04-15 10:40:53 AM  
Having never actually watched his damned show, I really can't comment on it. But from reading the Dan Savage's response to being on the show, I'd believe any statement that claims O'Reilly is an ass-hat
 
2003-04-15 10:40:56 AM  
that bad Chris Rock

Man, that needs some narrowing down.
 
2003-04-15 10:41:10 AM  
Congrats on the 500k mark, Drew. :) As for O'Reilly, so he a scumbag. In other news, water is wet. But the real travesty here is the taking of that picture of him and the two nasty biatches sitting next to him. Shouldn't there be some sort of statute prohibiting that much ugly being packed into such a small area? And speaking of his fugly companions, if I didn't already have such a low opinion of O'Reilly, I certainly would after seeing the company that he keeps, i.e. the wives of the current and a former drug czar. Why doesn't he just invite Tipper Gore and Adolf Hitler to his table and see if he can amass enough evil in one location to destroy the world once and for all?
 
2003-04-15 10:41:12 AM  
Hurrah! Grats on half a mill! Thanks for lots of laughing and learning! Great place ya have here.

And, yeah, Larry King buying pastel thongs was hard to choke down breakfast to! Oy!
 
2003-04-15 10:41:56 AM  
I guess the real story here is the 500,000th link, and none of mine have ever been posted.

Congratulation Drew and everyone.

I wonder if you could maybe do a rough estimate of how many work hours have been wasted.
 
2003-04-15 10:42:04 AM  
That should have been:-

Anybody remember that bad Chris Rock movie

Man, that needs some narrowing down.
 
2003-04-15 10:42:10 AM  
A quick question on his show. Does he like to burn strawmen?
 
2003-04-15 10:42:55 AM  
How many were boobies links?
 
2003-04-15 10:43:01 AM  
As a long time farker, 500,000 links boggles the mind compared to when it was about 30 links a week.

In addition to Drew's head, I'm surprised any of the fark servers (forums.fark.com especially) haven't exploded yet.
 
2003-04-15 10:43:34 AM  
Half a million. That's something.

As for the comment, meh. I thought it was kind of amusing. I remember being a kid that age and having kids that age as my friends. Many of them stole stuff. Even the "good kids" were punks. And this was true of all races, as I lived in a pretty integrated small town.

As Chris Rock says, "You can boo me, but you know I'm right."
 
2003-04-15 10:44:26 AM  
Sorry Jjorsett, I was set to explain it until a bee the size of a softball came into my apartment.

I think NathanAllen covered it pretty well, but FDR would most likely fit under today's standard of "Democrat." The big shift came with civil rights legislation.
 
2003-04-15 10:45:26 AM  

Wow, that's "news". Damn, the left is so pathetic now the best it can do is constantly play the race card. Good thing O'Reilly didn't pull a Robert Byrd and join the KKK...




Dems = Hypocrites

 
2003-04-15 10:47:52 AM  
1. It's clearly a joke with race connotations. Think of his generation for pete's sake. I'm only in my late twenties and I can think of at least half a dozen jokes about black children and stealing. If you'v never heard one, good for you, it must be fantastic to reside in a world where random strangers don't pollute your air with their racist comments.

2. The reason he appears so suave and dominating over the "liberals" on his show is because it's his freaking show. I'm not saying there aren't many idiotic liberals, but what makes you think the producers of the show are going to select them, after all it isn't a news show whose main premise is "O'reily bashes the liberal, conservatives around the nation laugh."

3. Should be be strung up for making an off-color off-the-cuff remark? No, but people shouldn't pretend it didn't happen, or that it wasn't a racist remark.
 
2003-04-15 10:48:11 AM  
Does anyone else wonder where Dro In The Wind is?
 
2003-04-15 10:48:25 AM  
So I guess going out protesting the war (or whaling, or globalization, or...) and destroying property is OK, but suddenly there are limits to free speech if your cause is not Liberal. Hmph...

O'Reilly should have known not to say anything that can be construed as racial. Only black comedians can do that! Sheesh!
 
2003-04-15 10:50:09 AM  
Now let's all start submitting every link in sight so that we can get to 1 million as quickly as possible.
 
2003-04-15 10:50:27 AM  
Where are the stats on how many time France surrendered?
 
2003-04-15 10:50:58 AM  
Wow, half a million links...that's really something.

You put that Jonas Salk to shame with his "vaccine"....what about that dude who invented the airbag? his mom was probably so proud...until she heard about fark's 500,000th link...now she's ashamed of him for not doing something important with his life.
 
2003-04-15 10:51:57 AM  
Oh people....Loosen up! Thats funny as hell!
 
2003-04-15 10:52:30 AM  
LesserEvil, Bill said what he said because he thought it would be funny to make a joke about the stereotype of black kids stealing hub caps. No race was mentioned, but do you honestly think he would make the joke if the Best Men were suburban white kids? 'No race was mentioned' - that's the lamest possible excuse.
 
2003-04-15 10:53:05 AM  
Man, I wish all racist bigots like O'Reilly would donate $60,000 ANNUALLY to programs benefiting the people they are racist against. Wow, that would pretty much take care of the problem. Plus, idiots like Robert Fisk would be bankrupt after giving all their money to the ADL (remember kids, according to Robert Fisk, Jews run the media and the government).

Please, this is the most retarted non-issue post I have seen (and that includes all ones from tabloids).

A) O'Reilly was referencing the tradition of Best Men defacing the car during a wedding.

B) He donated $60,000 to a cause that completely contradicts his supposedly racist views

If you want to hate O'Reilly, do it because he is a pompous windbag who always insists he is right (to be fair, sometimes he is). Don't try use illegitimate character assisination to prove your viewpoint.
 
2003-04-15 10:54:05 AM  
token comment.
 
2003-04-15 10:54:16 AM  
Actually FDR would be a Socialist Tyrant, but a benevolant one, kinda like Tito.

The New Deal and SSA are straight out of Socialist doctrine, and sitting in the oval office for 3 elected terms (and going for his 4th at the time of his death) isn't just whistling Dixie.
 
2003-04-15 10:55:39 AM  
Advanced dumbass technique #1: Admitting to the sysadmin that you're a troll.
 
2003-04-15 10:56:28 AM  
NathanAllen: Think of his generation for pete's sake.

Clearly you have zero clue about his generation. Go back to your PS2 and continue with your education.
 
2003-04-15 10:57:14 AM  
Mike:- Just pullin' ya leg. (he says, momentarily nervous that his account suddenly won't work)
 
2003-04-15 10:58:20 AM  
Have you heard the one about the drunken Irishman?
 
2003-04-15 10:58:25 AM  
WTF??...ok everyone just click on this damned link...LOL

This Modern World
 
2003-04-15 10:59:03 AM  
Again - Jesus Christ was a liberal. They nailed him to a tree for it.
 
2003-04-15 10:59:06 AM  
Beowulf, that's over a year and a half, but the fact is this. People do things they don't believe in all the time, for tax breaks, to maintain an upstanding faade, because their publicist tells them to, etc. Don't pretend like this didn't have racial under/over tones. If you do, you're about as stupid as half the people in here.
 
2003-04-15 10:59:51 AM  
Rumbleminz said:
"For the last time, the terms "Republican" and "Democrat" had different connotations way back when."

That is absolute horse shiat.
 
2003-04-15 11:00:23 AM  
"A) O'Reilly was referencing the tradition of Best Men defacing the car during a wedding."

What color is the sky in your world?

Maybe the next time a racist says "Lets string that N... up!" you can claim they're just making a homage to Blazing Saddles.
 
2003-04-15 11:01:04 AM  
Half Million? Well la-dee-frickin'-da!

ph4rK 0\/\/Z j00!
 
2003-04-15 11:02:02 AM  
God God Almighty. Can't anybody crack a decent attractive and successful African-American joke in public anymore?
 
2003-04-15 11:02:23 AM  
NathanAllen: Your last post is the first one I disagree with. I think FDR did what he could to keep the US democratic, given the fact that countries all over the world were going communist or socialist. Sure, the programs are founded in socialism, but they were necessary. A pure capitalistic state just won't work, same as pure communism or anything else. I think he found the best combination given the depression and state of world politics. Also, there was nothing but tradition keeping him from staying in office as long as elected. The terms were limited after that, but there was good justification for keeping the same president in power for as long as the war went on.
 
2003-04-15 11:03:54 AM  
Whodat?: I have the "Well La Dee farkIN Da!" bumpersticker. Great responses from gas station guys, everytime.
 
2003-04-15 11:04:17 AM  
I fail to see how the rich elitest snobs at that dinner can tell Bill that he is wrong. The only reason they even support the charity is to make themselves look good, they dont really give a damn about those kids.... farking rich a$s wankers is all they are. THEY are the problem with this world, not some guy making an "insensitive" joke... hell.... 90% of the photoshops here are worse than that joke. Fark those rich snobs.
 
2003-04-15 11:04:57 AM  
/flamebait x4
 
2003-04-15 11:05:08 AM  
And I just noticed another thing... at the top of this page I'm viewing right now, I see a banner ad for www.punkassgear.com, and the text above it says "shirts, babyt's, stickers and other sh!t"... no fark filter.. <=
 
2003-04-15 11:06:28 AM  
Should we get into O'Reilly's misogynistic tendancies too?
 
2003-04-15 11:07:51 AM  
Sno2dude: I totally agree.. I think Bill's comment was hilarious, and if I'd been there, I'm sure it was also perfectly timed. To quote Maynard: "Fark these dysfunctional, insecure actresses" (and politicians, et al)

/flood off
 
2003-04-15 11:08:07 AM  
See Nixon: "Southern Strategy"

Of course, Buchanan tells a different story.
 
2003-04-15 11:11:07 AM  
Impaler: Why not? We should also mention that he has a small weener.
 
2003-04-15 11:11:19 AM  
BeowulfSmith
If you are going to call something retarded, at least spell retarded correctly.

NathanAllen
Give me a farking break! There was no racial overtone whatsoever in his 'hubcap' comment. He was talking about teenage boys and making a JOKE. Nothing more. For the record Bill O. is an asshole.
 
2003-04-15 11:11:33 AM  
thats a big number
 
2003-04-15 11:12:08 AM  
Hey, Drew: Congrats! And an appropriate link it is, recounting mankind's unfathomable capacity for stupidity.

This calls for a retrospective--milestones, high/low points, personal favorites, misty photoshop-ped mammaries, etc.
 
2003-04-15 11:13:20 AM  
Damn...it's turning into farking Free Republic in this place.
 
2003-04-15 11:14:58 AM  
Bill O'Reilly=asshat
 
2003-04-15 11:15:20 AM  
Larry King's wife probably doesn't look too bad in a thong, actually... kinda got the milf thing goin' on.

http://www.uvsc.edu/relations/releases/larrynshawnking.jpg
 
2003-04-15 11:16:26 AM  
Drew's blue screen of death:

"You have now linked to everything on the internet. This has caused an unrecoverable error. You're farked."
 
2003-04-15 11:17:49 AM  
500,000 less the Left-Eye Lopez plane crash stories.
You poor total farkers.
 
2003-04-15 11:24:25 AM  
Nagasaki
Chris Rock or Eddie Murphy could pull this line off and get peals of laughter. Bill O'Reilly says it and gets looks of horror. That double standard speaks volumes about the sincerity of those who profess a desire for racial equality.
Self-deprecating humor is generally okay. Humor that targets others (children, minorities, etc) and plays on peoples' feelings of racial superiority may be branded as racist. Racism is so embedded in present-day thought, that "racial equality" is impossible - imagine meeting a black man and NOT noticing that he is black? What is possible is understanding and tolerance of our differences.
 
2003-04-15 11:25:31 AM  
MARK MY WORD, 1,000,000 FARK ACCOUNT ON MAY 5TH. WE NEED A BETTING LINK FOR THE 1,000,000 FARK ACCOUNT.
 
2003-04-15 11:26:12 AM  
That was a funny line. I would have laughed my ass off.
 
2003-04-15 11:28:19 AM  
happy 500000th farkers!
 
2003-04-15 11:28:57 AM  
Sorry if this has already been said, but wouldn't that shot of Bill with those two hags make an excellent photoshop contest?
 
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2003-04-15 11:29:26 AM  
o'reilly is mo
 
2003-04-15 11:29:49 AM  
more like 100,000.....Fark account.

We're not close to 1 million.
 
2003-04-15 11:30:16 AM  
Boo farking hoo. If it had been a black man everyone would have howled.
 
2003-04-15 11:30:42 AM  
It's a sad day in America when an obnoxious, bellicose, arrogant, rich, white guy can't crack racist jokes about black kids to an audience full of obnoxious, bellicose, arrogant, rich, white people.
 
2003-04-15 11:30:48 AM  
Congrats, Drew, admins, mods.. THANKS.
 
2003-04-15 11:30:50 AM  
"Self-deprecating humor is generally okay. Humor that targets others (children, minorities, etc) and plays on peoples' feelings of racial superiority may be branded as racist."

Case in point: I'm an urban, northern white guy. Were I to be at a fundraiser in Virginia for poor little white children and made a reference to the children not showing up because they were busy brewing up moonshine, everyone would have a fit.

And rightly so. I'd be a prejudiced asshole. Just as O'Reilly is.
 
2003-04-15 11:31:24 AM  
What a non-story.. who filed this one, ex-KKK member Senator Boyd (D)?


AK
 
2003-04-15 11:32:58 AM  
Axisted

Your linked article was a very interesting read. However, whether Richard Nixon did or did not believe that African-Americans had a raw deal, it doesn't mean that having a man prone to public racist quips as Senate Majority Leader is necessarily a good idea. But, otherwise, it was an interesting read.
 
2003-04-15 11:34:56 AM  
AcornMan
HAHA!
 
2003-04-15 11:36:21 AM  
So, I late. I'm sure we all agreed on this. Was O'Riley a racist?
 
2003-04-15 11:36:31 AM  
My god like he was serious...making something out of nothing...At least he actually does good instead of just talking about it.
I mean really is there anybody you people like? Is there anything that you agree with? or is everyone else just stupid.
For the most part reading these forums is like going back to when i was 10 and arguing about which gi joe was better.
 
2003-04-15 11:37:21 AM  
500,000...spffy
 
2003-04-15 11:40:24 AM  
Don't say I never did anything for you, Macabre.

PS-I think we could solve a lot of the world's problems with some celebrity deathmatches. I'll suggest a few:

George W. Bush vs. Saddam Hussein
Rush Limbaugh vs. Michael Moore
Ari Fleisher vs. The Iraqi Minister of Information
Bill O'Reilly vs. Art Bell

Hopefully someone at Fox is reading this.
 
2003-04-15 11:40:54 AM  
Newport56, well, I think Lott's endorsement of Strom Thurmond's platform is implicitly an endorsement of racism, but Nixon's "southern strategy" may not have been.
 
2003-04-15 11:40:57 AM  
'No, we have it all covered.' " They spent $56 on "six mesh thongs.

Isn't this a self-contadictory statement?
 
2003-04-15 11:41:18 AM  
JOHNDX I stand corrected, 100,000 fark account, my apologies, and many thanks for the links you have previously provided.
 
2003-04-15 11:42:05 AM  
500,000, im impressed. Bill spoke at my brother's college graduation, he talked about getting drunk and falling in the Hudson River, it was kinda funny, but he is still an idiot.
 
2003-04-15 11:42:16 AM  
Okay, you can say I never did anything for you.

But I swear it worked in the scratchpad.
 
2003-04-15 11:43:06 AM  
C'mon. Some of Mr. O'Reilly's best friends are black--he loves
those people.
 
2003-04-15 11:43:44 AM  
Fox News is a bunch of Nazis and Bill O'Reilly is their Fuhrer.

Hopefully somebody at Fox will read this too!
 
2003-04-15 11:44:44 AM  
The argument that stereotypical humor is acceptable when it is being performed by someone a member of the stereotyped group (but not otherwise) fails to take into account that the audience in those cases is also usually predominately members of the stereotyped group.

Also, conservatives should give a listen to Chris Rock's 2 HBO concert shows. Rock is tough on the deadbeat blacks.

(PS. I borrowed Nagasaki's phrasing of the argument, but this post is in no way intending to single him out. I just thought his phrasing was eally good. That is all.)
 
2003-04-15 11:45:01 AM  
What more does the whiteman have to do to show the blackman that we are sorry for slavery?

How much longer must the whiteman practise reverse racism? Why must we continue to put down the whiteman just so the blackman can feel better about himself? How many more whitemen have to go without jobs because affrimitive action dictates that the jobs be given to the first blackman who applies?

Do we have to create a world where the blackman and only the blackman is in power? And must we reduce the whiteman to being their servants? Must the whiteman raise his children to feel horrible and ashamed about the color of their skin and the stigma that comes with it? Must the whiteman be reduced to an Uncle Tom, not only happy to be a servant to the blackman but actively praising him? Must the whiteman take all the punishment given to him by the blackman with only an "I deserve this."?

I do believe this is what the blackman desires. To turn the tables and make the whiteman his slave just as the whiteman made the blackman his slave. The blackman doesn't seek equality, he seeks revenge. Revenge for being taken from his friends and family in his native Africa. Revenge for being forced into a life of bondage. Revenge for being whipped repeatively while picking cotten under a blazing sun. Revenge for his new family being taken from him and sold like cattle. Revenge for being considered "worth only 3/5's of a whiteman.". Revenge for centuries of oppression and torment from the whiteman. The blackman will not rest until the vengeful spirit of Hannibal is satified that his desendents have made the people of Africa feared once more.

(I can't decide, is this satire, sarcasm, funny, or just plain tasteless? I don't really believe all this)
 
2003-04-15 11:46:12 AM  
I though it was 500,000th link about the O'reilly incident.
 
2003-04-15 11:47:18 AM  
O Reilly?

Smarter than you, funnier than you,is more informed tahn you, does more for the good of the world than you, is not a racist, is arrogant and sarcastic... generally, a better guy than most of you could possibly ever be. Did I mention smarter than you?

carry on bulbs
 
2003-04-15 11:50:31 AM  
This mulatto thought it sounded like a pretty funny quip--the same mulatto can't stand a good part of O'Reilly's politics. Call me an Uncle Tom if you must, but honkeys making jokes about negroes is fair game as far as I'm concerned. Just like most things in life, common sense lets us know when something is over-the-top or otherwise deliberately hurtful.

That said, it would be nice if the pro-war, rah-rah superpatriot crowd could afford the other side the same courtesy when their politics become fodder for jokes or political satire.

Hypersensitivity and self-righteous indignation are annoying no matter the practicioner...

/not meaning to relate everything to the war
 
2003-04-15 11:52:15 AM  
Cry cry piss cry FOX cry cry biatch cry NAZIS cry cry sniff FUHRER cry piss moan, cry cry whine.

awww poor little sensitive kitty.
 
2003-04-15 11:52:37 AM  
Axisted

Oh, I agree. It's just that Buchanan makes the argument that Lott was betrayed by Bush, et al. Since Lott was affiliated with Nixon, and this same Nixon used this Southern Strategy, does this earn him a free pass to run his yap in the manner he did? Buchanan would seem to agree with that statement, whereas I cannot. Besides, it's not like Lott was stabbed in the back here. I mean, he was only demoted to a mere United States Senator
 
2003-04-15 11:52:55 AM  
Emperor-Jay: All I could think about reading that was this guy...
 
2003-04-15 11:53:39 AM  
500k? NFW! Way too many reposts to claim that. It's more like 400k I'd say.
 
2003-04-15 11:54:11 AM  
And he said, "Ketchup!" Get it!? Ketchup!
 
2003-04-15 11:54:16 AM  
LintTempura
C'mon. Some of Mr. O'Reilly's best friends are black--he loves
those people.


For those of you who haven't been here, they love him too
 
2003-04-15 11:55:30 AM  
aack - the link didn't work!
 
2003-04-15 11:55:34 AM  
500k...sweet Fark...You'll always have a place in my heart.

I never did like Bill O'Reily, but the icing on the cake was the way he handled his interview with Jeremy Glick.
 
2003-04-15 11:56:20 AM  
Ummm, that was supposed to be Principal Blackman from "Strangers With Candy" *shrug*
 
2003-04-15 11:58:34 AM  
Bill represents everything that is vile and corrupt in America, If there are some conservatives with an open mind out there, who cannot understand why there is so much anti-american sentiment overseas, then look no further than Bill O'Reilly for the explanation.

Bill O'Reilly, preaches freedom and liberty trough blissfull ignorance.

Remember Morton Downey jr ?... Bill, you are next !
 
2003-04-15 11:59:26 AM  
Just for the record, Bill O'Reilly is nothing at all like Lott. I watch/listen his show all the time and he is not what they are trying to insinuate in the story. Can you say "hit piece?" I Knew you could.
 
2003-04-15 11:59:35 AM  
Does anybody remember seing him say that he thought that modern african americans were "better off" in america than they would be if they were still in Africa.

What's wrong with that? They are better off in America than Africa. Have you looked at what Africa is like?

As for O'Reilly's comment, it was actually pretty funny. And if someone with darker skin had said it, everyone else would have thought it was funny too. But if the tables were turned, and a black guy made a joke about a group of white boys, nobody would mind at all. Funny how so-called "racist and offensive comments" are accepted when made by minorities, but if a white person says anything like that it creates a firestorm of criticism and racist allegations.

By the way, for those biatching about all these "racist republicans", you may want to remember that for a very long time it was the Democratic party that was against freedoms for blacks, and the two Republican politicians most often linked to having racist views in the past (Lott and Thurmond) are former Democrats. The Dixiecrat platform that Thurmond ran his presidential campaign on was an offshoot of the Democratic party.
 
2003-04-15 12:00:07 PM  
BTW

That "Blacks are worth 3/5's of a whiteman" quote came from a first edition of the Constitution. It wasn't always the list of liberties and freedoms it is now.
 
2003-04-15 12:01:27 PM  
Honestly, comparing what O'Reilly said to saying, "String the n*@#$ up" is a completely specious and retarded argument to make (there I spelt [sic] it correctly, heh). Now, I checked the Best Men website and saw no reference to race, only social class. So, I would surmise that the organization is directed at the inner-city young men of the areas they are working in (the racial demographics of which would be different, depending on area). Okay, fine. Now, please point out to me the pattern of behavior O'Reilly has commited to back up your claims? That one comment can be construed in several ways and is thus too vague to indict him on its own. Maybe he is racist, I don't really know the man, but you'll have to provide a little more proof than his employment at Fox News to convince me of his guilt.
 
2003-04-15 12:01:43 PM  
Fink
O Reilly?

Smarter than you, funnier than you,is more informed tahn you, does more for the good of the world than you, is not a racist, is arrogant and sarcastic... generally, a better guy than most of you could possibly ever be. Did I mention smarter than you?

carry on bulbs


Jebus, why don't you just kiss his ass in private. It would save all of us an uncomfortable moment thinking of you and O'Reilly in your love nest.

Did you mock Al Gore for saying he invented the internet? What about Bill Clinton and the definitions of "is"? Micheal Moore for his speech at the Oscars?

Dish it out, can't take it???
 
2003-04-15 12:01:58 PM  
Once again underscoring what everyone already knows:

Bill is a broadcaster first and thinker 18th. Which is fine. It puts him in the same camp as Katie Couric, John Tesh and Regis. I'm sure he didn't intentionally slam the kids. He just said something without thinking.

But my point is: he pretty much says everything without thinking. The only difference between him and Rodney Dangerfield (and I love me some Rodney) is that Bill pretends to have well thought out political opinions.
 
2003-04-15 12:03:31 PM  
"you may want to remember that for a very long time it was the Democratic party that was against freedoms for blacks, and the two Republican politicians most often linked to having racist views in the past (Lott and Thurmond) are former Democrats"

Who switched sides in the 60s when they figured out what party better caters to racists. Or white racists, at least.
 
2003-04-15 12:04:18 PM  
Can I sell this moment to an antiques dealer for a lot of money in the future?
 
2003-04-15 12:05:15 PM  
O' Reilly is responsible for anti-american sentiment overseas? aha ha ha ha ahahhahahhahha, okay pal, if you insist. Maybe they really hate us because people like you open their mouths and baseless shiat comes flying out. Or is it because Monica Lewinsky is now hosting a reality show? I'd be tempted to hate a nation of idiots who make people celebrities for sucking dicks.
 
2003-04-15 12:06:16 PM  
Newport56 Oh, I agree. It's just that Buchanan makes the argument that Lott was betrayed by Bush, et al. Since Lott was affiliated with Nixon, and this same Nixon used this Southern Strategy, does this earn him a free pass to run his yap in the manner he did?

I don't think that's not what he's saying. He might be implying it, though. The Lott thing is really only tangential to Buchanan's criticsm of Bill Kristol's statement:

"Lott is really virtually the last of the products of Richard Nixon's 'Southern Strategy' to be in major positions of power in the Congress,"

He's not denying that Lott's statement was an endorsement of racism, but that Lott's connection to Nixon's Southern Strategy does not make the Southern Strategy racist by association, nor does it make the Rebublican party or the right-partisans racist, nor does it make State's Rights a racist concept. I'm glad he specifically mentioned that Nixon did not support the John Birch Society members.
 
2003-04-15 12:07:03 PM  
""Does anyone know where the Best Men are? I hope they're not in the parking lot stealing our hubcaps."


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!...cough cough....HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!A!A!AA!!!!!!

Man, that Bill O'Reilly is one funny dude!

If Whoopi Goldberg had said the same thing, all you libs would be cracking up.

And congrats on .5 mil, FARK.
 
2003-04-15 12:07:28 PM  
I guess you don't have to show respect when you are writing checks. Probably stems from our judicial and electorial system.
 
2003-04-15 12:07:33 PM  
ZTigerX

What's wrong with that? They are better off in America than Africa. Have you looked at what Africa is like?

This has to be roughly the 5th dumbest post I've seen on FARK. What kind of farked up logic makes you think our slave-driving ancestors were doing blacks a favor by bringing them over as slave labor? It amazes me that after hundreds of years of exploitation and segregation, so many people believe that we as a society have zero obligations to the black community.
 
2003-04-15 12:10:45 PM  
I don't think that's not what he's saying.

Sorry for the triple negative. Should be: "I don't think that's what he's saying."
 
2003-04-15 12:10:45 PM  
You gotta love the part where O'Reilly says "no good deed goes unpunished."
 
2003-04-15 12:11:30 PM  
Yes ZipBeep, I mocked them all, and I voted for Clinton AND Gore. Now I mock you, actually I mock you most of the time, for your short sighted views on the way this planet works, and for your "I'm against everything" sillyness. James Dean? half the rebel you are hahahaha.

Next
 
2003-04-15 12:11:50 PM  
i've got nothing to say but wanted to be there where history was made.
see you on the 10^6th thread.
 
daz
2003-04-15 12:12:08 PM  
HOLY CRAP, OMG... HE SUGGESTED THAT INNER CITY KIDS MIGHT STEAL HUBCAPS! HOW OFFENSIVE!!! I MEAN, IT'S SO OVERTLY RACIST (even though he didn't mention anything about race).

I mean, we all know that hubcaps don't get stolen in the inner-city, that's just an urban myth that Rich Old White Guys tell, right?

Oh the humanity!
 
2003-04-15 12:12:15 PM  
Hint:

Clear your history.
Click on Fink's name.
Reload thread.
Don't read posts that have a blue name.
Rinse and repeat for other trolls.
 
2003-04-15 12:12:33 PM  
I didn't read all 200+ posts so maybe this has already been said but just in case it hadn't. No where in this story does it say they were black kids. All it said was they are inner city kids. You just assumed they were black because they were inner city. Who's being racist now?
 
2003-04-15 12:12:34 PM  
Incidentally, I hate O'Reilly and would love to see the bastard grilled, but I think this is being taken a bit too far. Sounds like it was more a slander at young boys than it was black people.
But if people wanna grill him, go ahead. We'll say it makes up for never getting to send his ass to the sun.

Oh, and why isn't there uproar over Wyoming Rep. Cubin, who said something a lot less ambiguous?
 
2003-04-15 12:13:28 PM  
"Does anyone know where the Best Men are? I hope they're not in the parking lot stealing our hubcaps."

Here is a revision for the Politically Correct Nazi's who jump to conclusions...

Does anyone know where the Best Men are? I hope they're not in the parking lot soaping the windows and tying beer cans to the car bumper. In case your still lost... I mean performing a harmless practical joke often performed by the best man."

Jeesh...
 
2003-04-15 12:13:32 PM  
"What's wrong with that? They are better off in America than Africa. Have you looked at what Africa is like?"

What would Africa look like if there hadn't been a practice of taking the best and the brightest and making them slaves? If you have any interest in archeaology and ancient history you would know that Africa was doing pretty damn good until slavery came along.
 
2003-04-15 12:13:59 PM  
Shortbusdriver

See my big post above. Be rational when you talk about "obligations to the black community". Try to treat blacks as equals without treating whites as inferiors.
 
2003-04-15 12:15:30 PM  
Since when does cracking a joke make you a racist? I'd hate to see some people's reaction to Def comedy jam.
 
2003-04-15 12:15:30 PM  
.5 mil what?

DONKEY!!
 
2003-04-15 12:15:32 PM  
500,000 links, and I have still failed to directly contribute a single American penny to the cause of Fark. Yes, I'm a free loader, so sue me.
 
2003-04-15 12:15:52 PM  
500,000 links is a whole shiatload of links. How many boobies links is that?
 
43%
2003-04-15 12:16:29 PM  
What would Africa look like if there hadn't been a practice of taking the best and the brightest and making them slaves? If you have any interest in archeaology and ancient history you would know that Africa was doing pretty damn good until slavery came along.


I failed my slavery test. Guess I wasnt't smart enough to be traded for a shiny new musket.
 
2003-04-15 12:16:31 PM  
Objectivist:

exact same time? Damn.
 
2003-04-15 12:17:16 PM  
What would Africa look like if there hadn't been a practice of taking the best and the brightest and making them slaves? If you have any interest in archeaology and ancient history you would know that Africa was doing pretty damn good until slavery came along.

Right and it was America that started that.
 
2003-04-15 12:17:55 PM  
Awww, I hurt the little GreyAliens feelings too... I'm sorry, here's a hug and a Bush is a Nazi tee-shirt for you.

Move along kids, nothing to see here
 
2003-04-15 12:19:09 PM  
04-15-03 12:05:15 PM Fink
I'd be tempted to hate a nation of idiots who make people celebrities for sucking dicks.

Whoa, hold on there, cowboy. If she (or he, whatever) were REALLY good, why not have someone be a celebrity for that? You gonna tell me that it makes MORE sense for someone to be a celebrity because they've got a nice ass, or big boobies?
Personally, I'd much rather give my props to someone with a demonstrable skill, over the ability to stand there and look good. But whatever.
 
2003-04-15 12:19:10 PM  
"Right and it was America that started that."

No, but we took advantage of and continued the practice. Makes us just as guilty as those who started it.
 
2003-04-15 12:19:13 PM  
We're good vroom! Donkey to you sir!
 
2003-04-15 12:20:38 PM  
What a coincidence!!

This is the 500,000th link and I saw someone say "donkey" in it for the 500,000th time and it was the 500,000th time it wasn't funny.

I can't believe it!
 
2003-04-15 12:21:38 PM  
What's that Fink?

I didn't make it past your name.
 
2003-04-15 12:22:59 PM  
The only thing that makes America unique when it comes to slavery is that we fought a war to end it. America needs to stop feeling guilty about slavery. It's still practiced today by some and was practiced all over the world for thousands of years. Only America founded a nation saying all men were created equal. Let's move on people!
 
2003-04-15 12:23:24 PM  
O'Reilly's radio show will be coming on shortly, should be interesting to hear what he has to say. It's not like news report have been wrong before.
 
2003-04-15 12:24:17 PM  
[flame]
At least during slavery blacks had jobs.
[/flame]
 
2003-04-15 12:24:47 PM  
Objectivist:

Donkey to you and yours this fine day.
.5 million links? that deserves a donkey of its very own.

TheGrayCat

No, but we took advantage of and continued the practice. Makes us just as guilty as those who started it.

what the hell is this crap? how are WE guilty? I refuse to accept responsibility for slavery seeing as that I have never contributed to slavery in any way. You want the blame, take it. Dont put that burden on my shoulders without explaining what I did wrong.
 
2003-04-15 12:25:29 PM  
GreyAlien

that's harsh. How many seconds till your called a racist?
 
2003-04-15 12:25:32 PM  
-I like Vin Diesel movies
-Thanks to GWB 300$ tax check , I got me a playstation2
-Why do those muslims hate the baby jesus so much ?
-A gun is the answer to everything.
-We should do something about those 7 jew bankers holed up in that switzerland vault controlling the worlds money supply.

/the mind of an O'Reilly fan
 
2003-04-15 12:25:37 PM  
So, am I to understand that there is no such thing as a white kid in the inner-city? That white kids don't steal hub caps?

I don't recall Bill O'Reilly saying anything about race in that line, but apparently, plenty of racists here have jumped to that conclusion.
 
2003-04-15 12:25:39 PM  
Well Lewis, if you want to "give props" and a teevee show to someone who is a known cocksucking talent, why not give it to Jenna? she's a black belt, a grand master... I mean if your supporting someones ability to gobble hog as a reason to be on teevee.
 
2003-04-15 12:28:20 PM  
Well said Vroom. I'm so sick of this crap. People should thank America for ending slavery and founding a country based on individual rights which is why there isn't slavery today. All this collectivism makes me sick. The bottom line is I've never owned slaves and no one in this country has been one.
 
2003-04-15 12:28:28 PM  
I would like to add my two cents for this landmark occasion, the 500,000th link on fark. Good Job!

Oh yeah, O'Reilly is a tool.
 
2003-04-15 12:28:40 PM  
RedMom58:

What figures?
 
2003-04-15 12:28:51 PM  
Anyone ever stop to think that maybe he said that because they are just TEENAGERS? Hell, if there were a group of teens somewhere around me or my car, I'd probably wonder where the fark they are as well...

I see where people are coming from, but this doesn't even seem close to what Lott said, and I still gave him the benefit of the doubt and assumed he said it because he was a dumbass who shouldn't think of things to say off the top of his head (or think for himself...to be honest).
 
2003-04-15 12:29:05 PM  
LesserEvil

Awesome point!!
 
2003-04-15 12:29:15 PM  
Emperor-Jay

See my big post above. Be rational when you talk about "obligations to the black community". Try to treat blacks as equals without treating whites as inferiors.

Did I say something irrational? Please point it out for me.

Do we have to create a world where the blackman and only the blackman is in power? And must we reduce the whiteman to being their servants?

Yeah emperor, don't let the black man get you down. You sound horribly oppressed. I don't think we need to hand over our stuff - I don't believe reparations for slavery are appropriate - but I do believe that there is a disparity in opportunity.
 
2003-04-15 12:30:07 PM  
04-15-03 12:21:38 PM GreyAlien

"What's that Fink?
I didn't make it past your name."

Of course you did, that's how you knew to direct this at me, unfortunately, genetics stepped in the way, and your tiny lil mass of grey matter had nothing more to offer.
 
2003-04-15 12:31:33 PM  
Actions speak louder than words. Bill wins.
 
2003-04-15 12:32:46 PM  
I'd be for reperations if it meant al sharpton and jesse jackson would disappear. The only problem for them is after reperations you still have to produce. I'm sure they will figure out some way to make everyone a victim.
 
2003-04-15 12:32:56 PM  
This has to be roughly the 5th dumbest post I've seen on FARK. What kind of farked up logic makes you think our slave-driving ancestors were doing blacks a favor by bringing them over as slave labor?

Would you do me a favor and READ THE farkING POST? It was in reference to a comment about modern African Americans being here instead of over in Africa. MODERN! It had absolutely nothing to do with slaves being brought over. It was a reference to the current state of blacks in this country versus those still in Africa. Are you saying the social/economic situation is better for black in Africa than in America today?
 
2003-04-15 12:32:58 PM  
Bill kicks ass. You know why? Because he doesn't give a shiat... and neither do I. People are so worried about what everyone says. Get the fark over yourselves. Who cares. The old cliche "Actions speak louder than words" is true. I get criticized for what I say all the time. But I will never change, and neither will Bill.

500 G's... nice.
 
2003-04-15 12:33:36 PM  
Bashturn
-Thanks to GWB 300$ tax check , I got me a playstation2

You're welcome.

If you were a rich millionaire like my family and friends, you'd get a lot bigger tax break but you're not so you'll take whatever pittance I give you.

And if you don't like Bill O'Reilly, too bad. He and Rush are part of my shadow government that rules your worthless life.
 
2003-04-15 12:33:42 PM  
04-15-03 12:25:39 PM Fink
Well Lewis, if you want to "give props" and a teevee show to someone who is a known cocksucking talent, why not give it to Jenna?

I dunno, I think there'd be charges of nepotism and FCC manipulation if Jenna Bush got her own TV show...
 
2003-04-15 12:36:25 PM  
TheGrayCat
Are you in here just trying to start a flame war? Certainly you don't use that amazing knowledge of history in other places...

Realize, white slaves were a not uncommon practice throughout the history of my ancestors (I'm white). Black slaves were often sold to slave traders by other tribes, or sometimes by their own tribe.
We kept slavery going, but I do not believe we were the same country to do so. Then slavery was abolished (technically).

And my God, if you're going to lay the blame for Africa's...downturn, at least blame anything that was happening recently, why don't you blame the Europeans for essentially taking over for awhile? That would be a much better argument IMO. But those still are not the only contributing factors...
 
2003-04-15 12:38:08 PM  
Lewis... farking priceless! Although I had not considered your "Jenna" as the host of a show, I must admit (after very little thought) that I would choose your "Jenna" for a bit of a rocket polish over the other Jenna.
 
2003-04-15 12:38:17 PM  
objectivist

thanking america for ending slavery? are you retarded? if i was raping your mother, then stopped, would you thank me?

the united states was the one of last developed nations to get rid of slavery. and that was only after a brutal civil war. problems continue to exist today because individuals like you never wanted the system to change.
 
2003-04-15 12:38:46 PM  
Ididntdoit:

I want .000002% of the credit.
 
2003-04-15 12:40:02 PM  
04-15-03 12:13:32 PM TheGrayCat
"What's wrong with that? They are better off in America than Africa. Have you looked at what Africa is like?"

What would Africa look like if there hadn't been a practice of taking the best and the brightest and making them slaves? If you have any interest in archeaology and ancient history you would know that Africa was doing pretty damn good until slavery came along.



Um, do you have any facts to support this statement? Was there some kind of test someone had to pass before they could qualify to be a slave? I was under the impression they just grabbed whoever was available. Also, i've never owned any slaves but if it was me I wouldn't want the most intelligent people as slaves. Seems like the smart ones would be more likely to try and revolt against the opression
Besides how smart do you gotta be to pick cotton or load hay or whatever it is they had them doing?
 
2003-04-15 12:40:43 PM  
I think "donkey" should go the way of the "have a nice refreshing Dr. Pepper" cliche...

Any seconds?
 
2003-04-15 12:41:39 PM  
04-15-03 12:33:42 PM Lewis

Jenna Bush's wetlands now open for public drilling.


/the onion
 
2003-04-15 12:41:50 PM  
S.A.T. = Slavery Aptitude Test
 
2003-04-15 12:42:28 PM  
These types of incidents always remind me of Howard Cosell when after many years of covering boxing, and then Monday Night football he made the quote "Look at that little monkey run" on a Monday night football game in reference to a black athlete. He had no racial intent in his heart when he said it, as he was known to often use the same phrase to refer to young white athletes as well as his grandchildren, but those who had a desire to see him off the air in the first place jumped on it as an example of racism. It's sad that we've come to a point where ones words can be twisted to mean something that they were never intended to, and ones deeds go ignored.

Oh, and congrates to Drew & crew on #500,000.
 
2003-04-15 12:42:46 PM  
"Realize, white slaves were a not uncommon practice throughout the history of my ancestors (I'm white). Black slaves were often sold to slave traders by other tribes, or sometimes by their own tribe.
We kept slavery going, but I do not believe we were the same country to do so. Then slavery was abolished (technically)."

I never said there weren't white slaves. I also never said that Africans had no part in the slave trade. I said that we (Americans) took advantage of slavery and used it to our advantage and Africa's disadvantage. And slavery hasn't been abolished by any stretch of the imagination.

"And my God, if you're going to lay the blame for Africa's...downturn, at least blame anything that was happening recently, why don't you blame the Europeans for essentially taking over for awhile? That would be a much better argument IMO. But those still are not the only contributing factors..."

Slavery was, and is, the biggest contributing factor.
 
2003-04-15 12:43:23 PM  
Gee. The Washington Pravda printing something bad about Bill? Whodathunk?
 
2003-04-15 12:43:26 PM  
K-jack

You lose all credibility when you accuse me of being for slavery. Yes you should thank America for ending slavery. Thousands of people died to end slavery. Probelms exist today because individuals like you view blacks as inferior and perputuate the myth that they don't have a chance in society because everyone is against them.
 
2003-04-15 12:43:41 PM  
Absolutben

apparently you've never heard of the "cradle of civilization." the dark ages ended in europe because of the knowledge transfer from africa due to the crusades and trade. egyptians were building pyramids and creating math while europeans lived in caves.

/oversimplification
 
2003-04-15 12:43:45 PM  
So for a few generations they took the smart people out of Africa, and after that everyone born was dumb and the continent couldn't recover? I doubt that was the idea anyway, they just wanted people that could do the work. You want to blame someone for Africa? Blame the European colonizing countries. They took over Africa, then when they left they did so for the most part without making much of an effort to leave behind strong countries capable of governing themselves, and the continent is still suffering from that today.
 
2003-04-15 12:43:53 PM  
Hey now.

If it wasn't for BOR, then we wouldn't be close to 500,000 links. Go Drew!
 
2003-04-15 12:44:39 PM  
K-jack:

You sir are retarded. put your "you are a racist" crap up, go home, and let the smart people have a conversation. Your name calling is not needed.
 
2003-04-15 12:44:52 PM  
Slavery was, and is, the biggest contributing factor.

Yeah it has nothing to do with tribalism and mysticism.
 
2003-04-15 12:45:03 PM  
I corrupted Jenna
 
2003-04-15 12:45:28 PM  
We so need to get the comments posted for the 500,000 link up to at least around a nice cool million. Or not. Actually I just wanted to say I posted in the 500K link.
/looking for any way to make an impact before I die
 
2003-04-15 12:45:33 PM  
Objectivist, You're half right, from my readings. Slavery was indentured servitude, but europeans morphed slavery from a servitude based on war and monetary obligations(war prisoners and debtees) to an economy that exploited a race of people BECAUSE of their race. Blacks were the only people who couldn't escape slavery, because their blackness gave them away. There were attempts at slavery with other races as well, but Blacks, however, 'stuck out like a sore thumb.' Also, slavery, after it was embraced by western europeans, was a much more harsh and brutal form of slavery than existed prior to western imperialism. The slave trade itself shows that, with conservative estimates of 10+ million slaves NOT making it from the African continent to the US/Caribbean. Also, you said we should stop feeling guilty about slavery. Dude, slavery's one of the biggest blemishes we have on our record. Need you be reminded that the civil rights movement was not even 50 years ago? There is a disproportionate amount of Blacks that have to struggle w/ poverty, and this stems from slavery and oppression. You're nave to think that in 40 years Black people will have an equal footing in American business or government, because Whites have, as a bloc, controlled the power base, and in my opinion, jokes like this, just feed the need to control that power structure.
 
2003-04-15 12:46:43 PM  
The Russians ended surfdom before the Americans ended slavery.

Slow-pokes.
 
2003-04-15 12:46:48 PM  
500,000 links. Way to go Farkers.
 
2003-04-15 12:47:03 PM  
the dark ages ended in europe because of the knowledge transfer from africa due to the crusades and trade. egyptians were building pyramids and creating math while europeans lived in caves.


Right the ideas of the Enelightenment came from Africa and that is why they are so advanced today.
 
2003-04-15 12:48:41 PM  
"I'm can't hear you"
"yes You can"
"No I can't"
" then how did you know I said something"

Children Children Children...."

Enough is enough. Off to the cafeteria. You all need a time out and some milk.

(muttering..."Damn slave trading honkies")
 
2003-04-15 12:48:59 PM  
Just so you all know, billions of years ago (a few months in our time) we aliens planted a single seed on your planet, from which every living creature grew. We are now waiting until you humans have evolved enough to be suitable for our needs. Soon we will harvest each and every one of you, and put you to work in our spice mines.

This is eminent for your race.
 
2003-04-15 12:49:14 PM  
Slavery has been abolished here. I should've been more clear.
And yes, I realize it was only "technically" ended after the Civil War...and there continued to be people who were pretty much in the same situation as before.

We did take advantage of the situation, but others did as well. Doesn't make it right... just means you should realize we have "company" that deserves to be recognized.
 
2003-04-15 12:49:25 PM  
GRAYCAT"What would Africa look like if there hadn't been a practice of taking the best and the brightest and making them slaves? If you have any interest in archeaology and ancient history you would know that Africa was doing pretty damn good until slavery came along."

um, slavery didnt "come along". Slavery was practiced by africans, when the europeans started trading with africa and exploring, having contact with africans, etc, they began to "get on board" (no pun intended). Europeans *did* inflate demand and make it more widespread than it had been, but to imply that slavery didnt exist until the europeans started messing around with africa is not true.
 
2003-04-15 12:49:43 PM  
Weemill:

there is a big difference between thinking they do not have an equal footing, and accepting any blame for somthing you did not do. I refuse to accept responsibilty for others actions. they did it, blame them. This is not an oversimplification. the idea that the sins of your fathers can be passed down to his children is a large load of crap, and that is exactly what you are doing if you want me to accept blame, or feel bad for slavery. the only difference is there does not have to be a distinct blood relation, just a shared nationality. that is a load of crap.
 
2003-04-15 12:49:44 PM  
The Gray Cat: Slavery was, and is, the biggest contributing factor

You know who most slaves were? People from small villages deep in the forest. The more modern, well-to-do, future of the country people in Africa went in and got them to sell to slave traders. The groups that would have gone on to govern the countries if it wasn't for European colonization weren't hit very hard at all
 
2003-04-15 12:50:22 PM  
04-15-03 12:48:41 PM Big_Bad_Dad
"You all need a time out and some milk."


I'd rather have a beer.

/Billy Madison
 
2003-04-15 12:50:31 PM  
"Um, do you have any facts to support this statement? Was there some kind of test someone had to pass before they could qualify to be a slave? I was under the impression they just grabbed whoever was available. Also, i've never owned any slaves but if it was me I wouldn't want the most intelligent people as slaves."

No, you would want really dumb people to, basically, run your plantation. I mean, it's only your living.
 
2003-04-15 12:50:49 PM  
Ivan don't serf
 
2003-04-15 12:51:29 PM  
Right the ideas of the Enelightenment came from Africa and that is why they are so advanced today.


ummm yes.

Mathematicians in the middle east are credited with the invention of the number "zero" which opened the door to all of advanced mathematics.

Coincidentally zero is the IQ of some of the people posting on this board
 
2003-04-15 12:51:29 PM  
objectivist

so when slavery was abolished, we all became equal, right? how about when brown v. board of education was handed down?

in this generation, tanks were needed to get a black man into college. segregationists still sit in congress. to believe that true equality of opportunity has magically materialized in the past 50-odd years is completely ignorant.
 
2003-04-15 12:51:31 PM  
Best Men. Wedding. Best Man farks up groom's car, including stealing hubcaps.
The left is just looking for shiat to pick at now.
 
2003-04-15 12:52:40 PM  
"Yeah it has nothing to do with tribalism and mysticism."

Not really, considering every civilization has its own versions of tribalism and mysticism.
 
2003-04-15 12:52:46 PM  
the dark ages ended in europe because of the knowledge transfer from africa due to the crusades and trade. egyptians were building pyramids and creating math while europeans lived in caves.

You cant trace any thing from the enlightenment directly to africa as far as I know. Philosophy, Arcatecture, Poetry, Music, anything. I could, perhaps, be wrong. I doubt it.
 
2003-04-15 12:53:52 PM  
04-15-03 12:50:49 PM Fink
Ivan don't serf


Ha ha.. no.. Ivan plays chess, hockey, and drinks.
IIvan kills Apollo Creed.
 
2003-04-15 12:54:13 PM  
GreyAlien-

"This is the 500,000th link and I saw someone say "donkey" in it for the 500,000th time and it was the 500,000th time it wasn't funny."

Come one GreyAlien- it was funny! HAHA! Yes, I say, HAHA! Type it with me now GreyAlien... LOL!

Oh yeah, and Fink is a genius too! Such clever posts. Really telling us how it is. Putting us in our place... so very clever. He gets a LOL! too. Uh yeah...
 
2003-04-15 12:54:55 PM  
Congrats Fark!