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(Daily Kos)   In the wake of the DC earthquake, is it too early to ask what Obama did wrong?   (dailykos.com) divider line 510
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2011-08-23 06:59:12 PM

cameroncrazy1984: captain_heroic44: cameroncrazy1984: What? You don't even know what you're doing!

Heh.

Sorry, my bad, I should've said "That's not what a real doctor would say!


Worked well enough anyway. I think that's my very favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip.
 
2011-08-23 07:00:39 PM

bidness: This is Obama's Battle of the Teutoburg Forest.


Obama's a German? Dang, that's worse than being a sekrit muslin.
 
2011-08-23 07:06:12 PM
28.media.tumblr.com
 
2011-08-23 07:09:54 PM
This thread is full of win
 
2011-08-23 07:20:27 PM

Rindred: Pants full of macaroni!!: It is NEVER too early to blame the Communist Nazi Muslim Socialist Peacenik Elitist Dhimmicrat Man-Child Celebrity Jihadist Appeaser Usurper Dictator Manchurian-Candidate Empty-Suit Tyrant Hypocrite Non-Citizen America-Hater Arugula-Muncher Marxist Terrorist Liberal Leftist Stalinist Welfare-Statist Narcissist Islamofascist Blame-America-Firster Fearmonger Racist Atheist Kenyan Keynesian Militant Flag-Burner Gun-Grabber Union-Thug Anti-Semite Media-Darling Fifth-Columnist Black-Liberationist Abortionist Antichrist Coward Traitor Death-Panelist Evolutionist Fraudster Alinskyite Taxaholic Spendthrift Job-Killer Illegal-Alien Hip-Hop-Barbecuer Grey-Poupon-Supremacist Long-Legged Mackdaddy for anything bad that happens in America.

You left off "terrorist-fist-bumper."


Madrassa-attending
 
2011-08-23 07:27:55 PM
I missed the quake.

/aftershock please?

//PLEASE?
 
2011-08-23 07:29:31 PM

someonelse: bobadobalina: "Then da the fark out my way 'fo I bus' this five iron upside yo head!"

Don't do impressions of other races, Liz Lemon.


"Gonna go get my hair did"
 
2011-08-23 07:32:23 PM
I thought it was the end of the world so,
I figured I may as well pop my best bottle of wine...

I don't always drink wine but when I do...
img24.imageshack.us

Stay thirsty my friends.
 
2011-08-23 07:35:30 PM
a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net
 
2011-08-23 07:35:44 PM
Within a minute of today's #earthquake, there were more than 40,000 earthquake-related Tweets. - @twitter

And, we hit about 5,500 Tweets per second (TPS). For context, this TPS is more than Osama Bin Laden's death & on par w/ the Japanese quake. - @twitter
 
2011-08-23 07:52:34 PM

hockeychick: bidness: This is Obama's Battle of the Teutoburg Forest.

Obama's a German? Dang, that's worse than being a sekrit muslin.


Kind of explains his high Hitler Index.
 
2011-08-23 07:55:56 PM
It was funny at my office. I was in a meeting with 5 others and no one said a word when it hit. After the meeting 3 of them claimed they felt it.
 
2011-08-23 08:01:14 PM

wambu: I missed the quake.

/aftershock please?

//PLEASE?


Three fingers is the norm.
 
2011-08-23 08:14:44 PM

hockeychick: bidness: This is Obama's Battle of the Teutoburg Forest.

Obama's a German? Dang, that's worse than being a sekrit muslin.


Roman, actually. The Germans won that battle.
 
2011-08-23 08:30:45 PM

Nabb1: I believe Mr. President has issued a press release that his top science advisers have pinned the origin of the quake to a geological formation known as Bush's Fault.


I know I'm way late on this, but damn you. You have no idea how much it pains me to admit this, but that was funny as hell.
 
2011-08-23 08:34:50 PM

jigger: The earthquake happened at about 2:30 pm on a Tuesday.

WTF is the president doing golfing at this time?


It happened at 1:51.

/some say 1:52, some say 1:53
//but NO one says 2:30
 
2011-08-23 08:36:08 PM

Nabb1: I believe Mr. President has issued a press release that his top science advisers have pinned the origin of the quake to a geological formation known as Bush's Fault.


wanted to experience some Freeper derp, and ran across this:

thehelpmegeek.com
 
2011-08-23 08:53:19 PM

captain_heroic44: zefal: If it was Bush the dems and their handmaidens in the media would already have a ten page outline for his criminal negligence. nancy pelosi is probably trying out lines of condemnation in front of her mirror directed at Bush as I type this.

nancy pelosi: "If only Bush didn't spend money on throwing out that nice man, saddam, we would have had they money for the anti-earthquake machine in the green jobs bill!"

Conservatives either lack the cognitive capacity to distinguish between blaming Bush for Katrina, and blaming Bush for his administration's inept response to Katrina, or they are just liars.

Which is it in your case?


The democrat governor didn't ask for a declaration of a stae of emergency until after the hurricane passed through. The National Guard units take three days to assemble. The state governments are told not to expect federal relief for up to 5 days. I don't blame the governor for declaring a state of emergency until after because..... The hurricane was a category 3 when it hit landfall and didn't hit New Orleans directly. The levees were expected to overflow but that was it. If the levees had withstood their designed capacity and anyone mentioned hurricane Katrina to you today you would ask hurricane who? It would have been a forgetable event. When the levees imploded that changed everything. That's when the blame game started and the media never missing an opportunity to go after a Republican under any pretext kicks in. democrat president (see the way they covered the floods in Iowa and completely ignored the fires in Texas and ignored obama ignoring Perry's request for federal assistance as examples) with the same result you would have completely different coverage. North Corlina suffered a hurricane that caused severe flooding that hit during the clinton presidency and left the area devastated for months and the media after doing their shrill and shriek mode for Bush Sr. and the hurricane that smashed Florida doing the end of his first and last term didn't bat an eye about the length of time for the assistance to arrive and for the recovery time it took.

Look at gun runner. If that had been a Republican administered program with the true intent to follow the guns to Mexico and capture the bad guys that had ended up with the same results with the dead Mexicans and federal agents the media would be in full shrill and shriek mode over the fark up. Where as you have an obama program which was designed to not capture Mexican bad guys but set up US gun dealers as the bad guys so they could shut them down. The media is completely silent save for cbs that has covered the story only in perfunctory manner and the washington compost that has done stories running interference for holder and obama and doing its best to blah blah and pooh pooh away the scandal.

In the end you are the stooge/victim of their (democrats and their propagandists in the media) ideological driven coverage. Where have all the war protestors gone? Well most were protesting for politcally driven purpose and the ones that were protesting for real and still are are no longer of any use to the democrat dominated media propaganda complex now that the magical unicorn man is president. As soon as the democrats took control of the house and senate and cindy sheehan went to hold them to their word about defunding the wars the media took away cindy's "moral authority" and threw her in the garbage like they do for all of their useful tools when they are no longer useful.
 
2011-08-23 09:16:01 PM

Chameleon: fresnelmusic: The Dogs of War: It is being reported that another earthquake has hit the South Tower!

Hey... I was in that Fark thread on that fateful day. Where were you ? Not funny man.... not funny.

Oh, yeah? Well I could see Logan Airport from my office on 9/11! So I don't think you have any right to talk!

/obscure by now?


Finley Wren? Never forget!
 
2011-08-23 09:19:15 PM
Which came first? The Farkers or the Tweeters?

Link
 
2011-08-23 09:22:45 PM

zefal: captain_heroic44: zefal: If it was Bush the dems and their handmaidens in the media would already have a ten page outline for his criminal negligence. nancy pelosi is probably trying out lines of condemnation in front of her mirror directed at Bush as I type this.

nancy pelosi: "If only Bush didn't spend money on throwing out that nice man, saddam, we would have had they money for the anti-earthquake machine in the green jobs bill!"

Conservatives either lack the cognitive capacity to distinguish between blaming Bush for Katrina, and blaming Bush for his administration's inept response to Katrina, or they are just liars.

Which is it in your case?

The democrat governor didn't ask for a declaration of a stae of emergency until after the hurricane passed through. The National Guard units take three days to assemble. The state governments are told not to expect federal relief for up to 5 days. I don't blame the governor for declaring a state of emergency until after because..... The hurricane was a category 3 when it hit landfall and didn't hit New Orleans directly. The levees were expected to overflow but that was it. If the levees had withstood their designed capacity and anyone mentioned hurricane Katrina to you today you would ask hurricane who? It would have been a forgetable event. When the levees imploded that changed everything. That's when the blame game started and the media never missing an opportunity to go after a Republican under any pretext kicks in. democrat president (see the way they covered the floods in Iowa and completely ignored the fires in Texas and ignored obama ignoring Perry's request for federal assistance as examples) with the same result you would have completely different coverage. North Corlina suffered a hurricane that caused severe flooding that hit during the clinton presidency and left the area devastated for months and the media after doing their shrill and shriek mode for Bush Sr. and the hurricane that smashed Florida doing the end of his first and last term didn't bat an eye about the length of time for the assistance to arrive and for the recovery time it took.

Look at gun runner. If that had been a Republican administered program with the true intent to follow the guns to Mexico and capture the bad guys that had ended up with the same results with the dead Mexicans and federal agents the media would be in full shrill and shriek mode over the fark up. Where as you have an obama program which was designed to not capture Mexican bad guys but set up US gun dealers as the bad guys so they could shut them down. The media is completely silent save for cbs that has covered the story only in perfunctory manner and the washington compost that has done stories running interference for holder and obama and doing its best to blah blah and pooh pooh away the scandal.

In the end you are the stooge/victim of their (democrats and their propagandists in the media) ideological driven coverage. Where have all the war protestors gone? Well most were protesting for politcally driven purpose and the ones that were protesting for real and still are are no longer of any use to the democrat dominated media propaganda complex now that the magical unicorn man is president. As soon as the democrats took control of the house and senate and cindy sheehan went to hold them to their word about defunding the wars the media took away cindy's "moral authority" and threw her in the garbage like they do for all of their useful tools when they are no longer useful.


IOW: you can't distinguish between blaming Bush for a hurricane and blaming him for a limp-wristed federal response to an epic disaster.

Also, a chair fell over so Fartbongo.
 
2011-08-23 09:30:04 PM

bidness: hockeychick: bidness: This is Obama's Battle of the Teutoburg Forest.

Obama's a German? Dang, that's worse than being a sekrit muslin.

Roman, actually. The Germans won that battle.


OBAMA WANTS TO BE EMPEROR!
 
2011-08-23 09:37:00 PM

cmunic8r99: Nabb1: I believe Mr. President has issued a press release that his top science advisers have pinned the origin of the quake to a geological formation known as Bush's Fault.

wanted to experience some Freeper derp, and ran across this:

[thehelpmegeek.com image 640x375]


You know, I actually laughed at that. But then I realized that there is probably a Freeper out there saying "Obama really thinks Bush caused the earthquake. I'm serious." with his eyes spread in a derp-like fashion. Then my stomach hurt.
 
2011-08-23 10:18:57 PM
He was born with negro blood in him, that's what he did wrong.
 
2011-08-23 10:32:50 PM

jigger: The earthquake happened at about 2:30 pm on a Tuesday.

WTF is the president doing golfing at this time?


What do you want him to do? Go tour some intact buildings and stand around in the crowds of people gabbing on their cell phones? I guess he could give a speech about the broken church spire.

No bodies + no devastation = no president
 
2011-08-23 10:37:16 PM

IlGreven: GrumpusMaximus: For the last frigging time, this is NOT THE "DC QUAKE". If Mineral, VA (the epicenter) is part of DC now, then so is Philly. Please continue with your thoughful and considerate political banter.

I bet you call that shaker in '89 the Loma Prieta quake, don't you.


I wasn't in CA when the quake hit in '89, so I don't remember where it hit exactly, but I've always called it the World Series Quake. The media is acting like the epicenter of the quake was under the White House, when it was 90 miles away. I'm just tired of everyone thinking DC is a part of Virginia. No Virginian would ever make that claim, or even brag about our proximity to it. Heck, most of us don't even consider anything north of Charlottesville to be a part of VA. Northern Virginia is just a bedroom community of DC....
 
2011-08-23 10:40:00 PM

The_Time_Master: He was born with negro blood in him, that's what he did wrong.


It's always good to come to fark to know that my president is black.
/otherwise, I didn't think it was an issue.
 
2011-08-23 11:27:40 PM
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Major-Monuments-Closed-in-DC-f or-Quake-128275528.html

slideshow of damage
/html lazy
 
2011-08-23 11:28:39 PM
Et tu, Obama?

abcusdcerritoshsmarzo2.weebly.com
 
2011-08-23 11:30:17 PM
How does an "article" like this grow to 400+ posts?
 
2011-08-23 11:31:52 PM
I don't know who "Poe" is, but if I ever meet him I'll deliver a swift kick in the nuts because he has made the internet unbearably stupid.

/Hear that, Poe? I'm gonna kick your nuts up into your throat!
 
2011-08-24 12:32:20 AM

Rapmaster2000: You know who else went on a vacation during an earthquake?

That's right. Frank Stallone.


You owe me a monitor
 
2011-08-24 01:38:29 AM

heinekenftw: How does an "article" like this grow to 400+ posts?


It's the Daily Kos. It's Fark's favorite website... well, aside from its own.
 
2011-08-24 01:56:11 AM
I'm pretty sure he sliced and left it short of the cup. Although he does that wrong practically every afternoon.
 
2011-08-24 02:00:42 AM
I'd like to see someone who likes Obama to get all bent out of shape over Mr. Simon's tweet so we can laugh at them
 
2011-08-24 02:00:54 AM
Surely you don't think that Obama's absence from town, and also the Democratic house and senate members was just a coincidence, do you?
It's obviously a tectonic plot by the left.
 
2011-08-24 02:18:38 AM
He didn't order the peas!
 
2011-08-24 02:21:50 AM

xaveth: heinekenftw: How does an "article" like this grow to 400+ posts?

It's the Daily Kos. It's Fark's favorite website... well, aside from its own.


I agree. This place needs more WND birther articles. They are Freep-tastic.
 
2011-08-24 02:42:31 AM
Ooh, just felt a little jolt here in Sonoma County. Will report in the magnitude when it comes up on USGS. I'm putting my money on 2.0.
 
2011-08-24 02:57:16 AM
A teeny 3.9 in CA on the Hayward fault tonight. Barely shook, but was there. Just CA saying "Me too!"
 
2011-08-24 04:49:29 AM

gwenners: A teeny 3.9 in CA on the Hayward fault tonight. Barely shook, but was there. Just CA saying "Me too!"


Hayward is supposed to have something big brewing for us in the next few years here.
 
2011-08-24 07:25:32 AM
I was kidding with my son about how the republican d-bag machinery would bring up Obama was playing golf/on vacation through all this.
 
2011-08-24 07:41:02 AM

zefal:
WALL OF DERP


tl;dr

Nothing changes the fact that because you are either stupid or dishonest, you falsely tried to frame criticism of Bush's handling of Katrina as criticism of Bush for Katrina itself. You still have not answered the question presented. Until you admit you are either stupid, dishonest, or both you're not worth talking to.
 
2011-08-24 07:49:25 AM
Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job.
 
2011-08-24 08:26:11 AM

Dusk-You-n-Me: Within a minute of today's #earthquake, there were more than 40,000 earthquake-related Tweets. - @twitter

And, we hit about 5,500 Tweets per second (TPS). For context, this TPS is more than Osama Bin Laden's death & on par w/ the Japanese quake. - @twitter


Thank you for the TPS report.

/you know we're using a new cover sheet for that, right?
 
2011-08-24 08:40:05 AM

GrumpusMaximus: IlGreven: GrumpusMaximus: For the last frigging time, this is NOT THE "DC QUAKE". If Mineral, VA (the epicenter) is part of DC now, then so is Philly. Please continue with your thoughful and considerate political banter.

I bet you call that shaker in '89 the Loma Prieta quake, don't you.

I wasn't in CA when the quake hit in '89, so I don't remember where it hit exactly, but I've always called it the World Series Quake. The media is acting like the epicenter of the quake was under the White House, when it was 90 miles away. I'm just tired of everyone thinking DC is a part of Virginia. No Virginian would ever make that claim, or even brag about our proximity to it. Heck, most of us don't even consider anything north of Charlottesville to be a part of VA. Northern Virginia is just a bedroom community of DC....


That makes no sense. You are from a part of VA that doesn't respect another part of VA, and that gives you the ability to say they aren't actually Virginians? I'm pretty sure a huge amount of the money in your state is a direct result of having DC in your back yard. Now I'm from northern Ohio, and as much as I don't want to claim southern Ohioans, I still have to. Even goddamn Cincinnati .
 
2011-08-24 08:40:39 AM

Alleyoop: 8DragonFark: This was due to the Founding Fathers turning in their graves.

Beat ya to it!


Party. Late to it. Me.
 
2011-08-24 09:36:08 AM
farm3.static.flickr.com
 
2011-08-24 09:43:24 AM

cmunic8r99: Nabb1: I believe Mr. President has issued a press release that his top science advisers have pinned the origin of the quake to a geological formation known as Bush's Fault.

wanted to experience some Freeper derp, and ran across this:

thehelpmegeek.com


That's because, as I pointed out before, it's a joke from the Haiti quake, if not earlier.
 
2011-08-24 09:44:54 AM
i am pretty sure it is obama's fault that RedEmily took her pics out of her profile.

/bastard.
//don't worry, hon. I have them all backed up.
 
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