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2011-10-19 06:56:56 PM  
So much for the "great speaker" lie....
 
2011-10-19 07:26:12 PM  

LordZorch: So much for the "great speaker" lie....


You keep telling yourself that, big shooter.
 
2011-10-19 07:38:39 PM  

No YOU'RE a Towel: LordZorch: So much for the "great speaker" lie....

You keep telling yourself that, big shooter.


I have a feeling all his shots are premature.
 
2011-10-19 07:39:40 PM  
Oh, I get it...because obama is the first person in the history of ever to use a teleprompter.

/and socialism I guess.
//maybe Jebus
///checks hand, yes, Jebus
 
2011-10-19 08:43:17 PM  
I like how the GOP has completely forgotten the time he addressed a GOP party meeting on open topics and beat them so badly the GOP refused to allow any video of it out and refused to even mention what was talked about there.
 
2011-10-19 08:48:39 PM  

LordZorch: So much for the "great speaker" lie....


Yeah, just like that lie about Ronald Reagan being "The Great Communicator". Reagan always used dual teleprompters for his speeches, because, obviously, he didn't know how to give a speech.
 
2011-10-19 08:59:55 PM  

GAT_00: I like how the GOP has completely forgotten the time he addressed a GOP party meeting on open topics and beat them so badly the GOP refused to allow any video of it out and refused to even mention what was talked about there.


5 = # of posts that it takes to say Obama is awesome because he talked to the idiot republicans without a teleprompter.

/completely ignores that he is a moron that doesn't understand the difference between corps and corpse when reading the totus.

Not only is he stupid enough to read another guy's speech (I'd like to thank President Obama), but when he does get off TOTUS, he really buggers it up.
 
2011-10-19 09:03:52 PM  

EnviroDude: GAT_00: I like how the GOP has completely forgotten the time he addressed a GOP party meeting on open topics and beat them so badly the GOP refused to allow any video of it out and refused to even mention what was talked about there.

5 = # of posts that it takes to say Obama is awesome because he talked to the idiot republicans without a teleprompter.

/completely ignores that he is a moron that doesn't understand the difference between corps and corpse when reading the totus.

Not only is he stupid enough to read another guy's speech (I'd like to thank President Obama), but when he does get off TOTUS, he really buggers it up.


He buggers it up one time in three years over hundreds of speeches and he's a blithering idiot? That's an interesting theory. Completely retarded, but interesting.
 
2011-10-19 09:09:25 PM  
Dude's given a ton of interviews on a variety of topics with live questioners, and spanked an entire room of House Republicans. (new window) Anyone who doesn't see and understand his communicational competency isn't going to win an election against him.
 
2011-10-19 09:13:33 PM  

GAT_00: beat them so badly the GOP refused to allow any video of it out and refused to even mention what was talked about there.


I do think this last part is wishful thinking--CSPAN has rebroadcasted that before. But the White House obviously thought it got the best of the exchange because they planned to post the Q&A on their own site. (new window)
 
2011-10-19 09:18:44 PM  
This is funny (new window).
 
2011-10-19 09:29:07 PM  

GraphicAddiction: This is funny (new window).


I gave it 1/4 of the way through. Still not funny.
 
2011-10-19 09:30:07 PM  

GAT_00: I gave it 1/4 of the way through. Still not funny.


Go get laid or something. Damn.
 
2011-10-19 09:32:48 PM  

GraphicAddiction: GAT_00: I gave it 1/4 of the way through. Still not funny.

Go get laid or something. Damn.


I don't find that unfunny things become funny after sex. Funnier things can be funnier, but sex won't make 2 1/2 Men funny.
 
2011-10-19 09:37:53 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: He buggers it up more times than they can cover it up time in three years over hundreds of speeches and he's a blithering idiot? That's an interesting theory. Completely retarded, but interesting.


Keep telling yourself that he is a great speaker.

Listen to him stutter (ah's, um's) when he talks. 1 year in Toastmasters would have fixed that.

psst: Ahs and ums aren't a sign that you are thinking of an intellectual answer.

The only person more stupid than Obama is Biden. How stupid does Biden have to be to make Obama look better?
 
2011-10-19 09:44:33 PM  

GraphicAddiction: This is funny (new window).


I guess since teleprompters are just electronic scrolling notecards, it doesn't seem funny to me. So your prepared notecards or speech notes "save your ass" or start talking to you? Uh, ok...how is anthropomorphic projection of technology funny? Is it funny if your phone talks to you? Or your scale? Or your margarita blender? What is supposed to be funny about it?
 
2011-10-19 09:52:12 PM  
Reagan envy.
 
2011-10-19 09:53:10 PM  

EnviroDude: psst: Ahs and ums aren't a sign that you are thinking of an intellectual answer.


You must have completely pulled that out of your ass because that isn't true at all. Decades of research, especially since the advent of computers that digitize speech. Verbal signals like "ah" and "uh" and "um" are perfectly natural and convey a great deal (new window) of cognitive information and context, dumbass.
 
2011-10-19 09:54:52 PM  

Somacandra: digitize speech [have shown that] Verbal signals..


I mean.
 
2011-10-19 09:54:58 PM  

EnviroDude: cameroncrazy1984: He buggers it up more times than they can cover it up time in three years over hundreds of speeches and he's a blithering idiot? That's an interesting theory. Completely retarded, but interesting.

Keep telling yourself that he is a great speaker.

Listen to him stutter (ah's, um's) when he talks. 1 year in Toastmasters would have fixed that.

psst: Ahs and ums aren't a sign that you are thinking of an intellectual answer.

The only person more stupid than Obama is Biden. How stupid does Biden have to be to make Obama look better?


Where is this research that indicates verbal pauses are a sign of stupidity? I'd like to see it.
 
2011-10-19 10:19:20 PM  

ManateeGag: No YOU'RE a Towel: LordZorch: So much for the "great speaker" lie....

You keep telling yourself that, big shooter.

I have a feeling all his shots are premature.


you assume the gun is loaded in the first place.
 
2011-10-19 10:23:59 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: EnviroDude: cameroncrazy1984: He buggers it up more times than they can cover it up time in three years over hundreds of speeches and he's a blithering idiot? That's an interesting theory. Completely retarded, but interesting.

Keep telling yourself that he is a great speaker.

Listen to him stutter (ah's, um's) when he talks. 1 year in Toastmasters would have fixed that.

psst: Ahs and ums aren't a sign that you are thinking of an intellectual answer.

The only person more stupid than Obama is Biden. How stupid does Biden have to be to make Obama look better?

Where is this research that indicates verbal pauses are a sign of stupidity? I'd like to see it.


asking a troll to provide proof of his baseless statements? Where you Sisyphus in a previous life?
 
2011-10-19 10:24:45 PM  
where=were
 
2011-10-19 10:32:36 PM  
Who cares if he uses a teleprompter? At least that proves he can read, unlike Chimpy McFlightSuit, who had to have all his "thoughts" dictated to him over an earpiece.
 
2011-10-19 10:33:54 PM  

GAT_00: GraphicAddiction: GAT_00: I gave it 1/4 of the way through. Still not funny.

Go get laid or something. Damn.

I don't find that unfunny things become funny after sex. Funnier things can be funnier, but sex won't make 2 1/2 Men funny.


I disagree. Forcing some large, sharp-toothed land mammal to have non-consensual sex with the cast members would be a hoot.
 
2011-10-19 10:34:22 PM  

EnviroDude: GAT_00: I like how the GOP has completely forgotten the time he addressed a GOP party meeting on open topics and beat them so badly the GOP refused to allow any video of it out and refused to even mention what was talked about there.

5 = # of posts that it takes to say Obama is awesome because he talked to the idiot republicans without a teleprompter.

/completely ignores that he is a moron that doesn't understand the difference between corps and corpse when reading the totus.

Not only is he stupid enough to read another guy's speech (I'd like to thank President Obama), but when he does get off TOTUS, he really buggers it up.


How do you even remember to breath? Serious question. I really don't understand how someone with as little brain activity as yourself even manages basic life functions.
 
2011-10-19 10:34:24 PM  
Every president since the invention of the teleprompter has used one.
 
2011-10-19 10:37:51 PM  
I've never understood this line of attack. Is the use of a teleprompter somehow unprecedented?
 
2011-10-19 10:38:02 PM  
The teleprompter 'joke' was never funny but conservatives giggled moronically. Now, it's lost comedic value to everyone except as meta-comedy - it pisses off liberals, which is the conservative nectar.
 
2011-10-19 10:38:57 PM  
US News & World Report is mostly for simpletons. Read the comments, it's fairly apparent.
 
2011-10-19 10:40:25 PM  
I took two poops today
 
2011-10-19 10:40:26 PM  
i53.tinypic.com

What a great communicator!!!1!111!@@32!!313!
 
2011-10-19 10:43:07 PM  
He_Hate_Me Quote 2011-10-19 10:37:51 PM
I've never understood this line of attack. Is the use of a teleprompter somehow unprecedented?


I put it down to right wing fark-wittery, or being easily led by righty blogs, or just random dumbass commenting or trolling. All worthy additions to my permanent ignore filter on fark. Nice to see it got many of the leading idiots already though. Quit quoting them, people, that doesn't always get ignored. Do what I do, see a dumbass like these teleprompter people, and permanently ignore them. Let their blitherings go uncommented. Its really worse than trying to debate them.
 
2011-10-19 10:43:44 PM  

He_Hate_Me: I've never understood this line of attack. Is the use of a teleprompter somehow unprecedented?


It's not. The right wing has decided that the only way Obama could be such a good speaker is because he uses a Teleprompter..neglecting of course that *every* modern president (including the last 3 republican presidents) used a teleprompter at every possible occasion.

Obama does not use one any more or any less than any of his contemporaries, but it doesn't stop the brainless fools from trying to pretend otherwise.
 
2011-10-19 10:45:22 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2011-10-19 10:45:45 PM  
HISTORY'S GREATEST MONSTER!
 
2011-10-19 10:48:04 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-10-19 10:48:48 PM  
He is ineffective at best. Big letdown with all the hype.

Obama's a lot like Allan Houston with the Knicks.
 
2011-10-19 10:49:04 PM  
Only after a few OWS threads it looks like most farkers are right back to smoking obama's pole.

Oh noes, a republican troll is poking fun at Obama's competence, we must defend him!
 
2011-10-19 10:50:07 PM  

EnviroDude: How stupid does Biden have to be to make Obama look better?


Half as stupid as you?
 
2011-10-19 10:50:24 PM  

mc_madness: He is ineffective at best. Big letdown with all the hype.

Obama's a lot like Allan Houston with the Knicks.


Well then we should totally vote in one of the current crop of morons running under the republican ticket.
 
2011-10-19 10:51:20 PM  
Obama isn't close to being a great speaker. Bill Clinton is one of if not the greatest. He believes his own lies so well, that I bought into what he was selling. The guy could say he was going to murder your mother and have sex in her severed head, and you'd go "right on". I've never seen anyone as laid back and well spoken in front of a camera. Never heard him say uh or um,


Uh, um , uh, um and massive stuttering does NOT make a great public speaker
Link (new window)
 
2011-10-19 10:52:35 PM  
votingfemale.files.wordpress.com
 
2011-10-19 10:57:30 PM  
Yeah, the Republicans are sure worried about big, important things. Like teleprompters. I'm sure, since teleprompters are the mark of a poor speaker, or a weak mind, that NONE of the R's use them, right? It would speak to the same qualities of them, if they did.

Republicans: All About Integrity
 
2011-10-19 11:00:41 PM  
 
2011-10-19 11:03:27 PM  

OnlyM3: [votingfemale.files.wordpress.com image 591x503]


lol, i love that some still actually believe that Obama used teleprompters to speak to children, even after that got debunked (new window).
 
2011-10-19 11:08:32 PM  
Stupid article.
 
2011-10-19 11:09:50 PM  
The address came two days after on of his Teleprompter

But this is just fine.
 
2011-10-19 11:11:08 PM  
Some of my favorite times hearing him speak were without the prompter and without his notes... I wish he would go off the page a bit more, he seems to be much more genuine when he does and less of a political tool.
 
2011-10-19 11:14:37 PM  

TofuTheAlmighty: The teleprompter 'joke' was never funny but conservatives giggled moronically. Now, it's lost comedic value to everyone except as meta-comedy - it pisses off liberals, which is the conservative nectar.


Really? I thought the meta comedy was that no one with two nerve cells active gives a shiat, and we get to laugh at how completely retarded the whole TelePrompTer thing is, and how it immediately tags the morons, and also feel a little sad for them because a) they are still butthurt over Commander Coocoo Banana's inability to speak and b) this is what passes for conservative humor.

How's that half hour comedy hour going? Still knocking them dead?
 
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