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(Washington Post)   "While Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum are making each other unelectable, the president is singing Al Green, congratulating Super Bowl winners, raising obscene amounts of campaign cash and watching his poll numbers soar"   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 323
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2012-02-08 01:02:39 PM  
i775.photobucket.com

Seemed appropriate. Totally meant in good humor.
 
2012-02-08 01:02:43 PM  

James!: what_now: I meant to comment on the way our society values athletics and looks over brains.

If your email is available in your profile now would be the time to remove it.


Incoming dong avalanche
 
2012-02-08 01:04:06 PM  

fifthhorseman: JerseyTim: Don't forget the science fairs.
[i.huffpost.com image 470x543]

I love that pic. Was there a caption contest for that one?


I like this one better actually.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-02-08 01:05:16 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: Minus1Kelvin: Is it just my imagination or has there been a palpable lack of the well known, "well opinionated" Fark rightwing trolls today in the Politics tab? Maybe they've finally decided to just take their ball and go home...

if you're smart, it's because you added those trolls to your ignore list and then chose the option to ignore people responding to those trolls...


Well you're half-right. I do have many of them on ignore but I like to see the comments other people make to them (morbid curiosity)...and I've not seen much of that today.
 
2012-02-08 01:06:05 PM  

Alphax: DeaH: Everyone focuses on the little girl with the doll. I think we need to keep an eye out for the boy on the far right. Look at the expression on his face. It says either, "What has been seen cannot be unseen," or, "You all must DIE!"

I thought it was "Oh no, Dad is going to be home all the time now!"


We're talking about Santorum, so dad being home all the time could mean both "What has been seen cannot be unseen," AND, "You all must DIE!"
 
2012-02-08 01:07:12 PM  
President Bartlet approves. A chief executive has to have a little fun in the office. Syrians will still be there (with 200 more dead) (thanx, U.S.S.R. and Red China) tomorrow.
 
2012-02-08 01:07:15 PM  

Minus1Kelvin: Is it just my imagination or has there been a palpable lack of the well known, "well opinionated" Fark rightwing trolls today in the Politics tab? Maybe they've finally decided to just take their ball and go home...


The "Obama is just as bad as Bush on foreign policy" concern trolls are out in full force on the front page though.
 
2012-02-08 01:07:19 PM  

Jackson Herring: fifthhorseman: JerseyTim: Don't forget the science fairs.
[i.huffpost.com image 470x543]

I love that pic. Was there a caption contest for that one?

I like this one better actually.

[i.imgur.com image 615x346]


You know would have made those pictures totally awesome? If Biden was there. Joe and a marshmallow gun seem made for each other.
 
2012-02-08 01:07:29 PM  

DeaH: Alphax: DeaH: Everyone focuses on the little girl with the doll. I think we need to keep an eye out for the boy on the far right. Look at the expression on his face. It says either, "What has been seen cannot be unseen," or, "You all must DIE!"

I thought it was "Oh no, Dad is going to be home all the time now!"

We're talking about Santorum, so dad being home all the time could mean both "What has been seen cannot be unseen," AND, "You all must DIE!"


Or possibly "I'll never get to fap again!"
 
2012-02-08 01:08:04 PM  

Jackson Herring: fifthhorseman: JerseyTim: Don't forget the science fairs.
[i.huffpost.com image 470x543]

I love that pic. Was there a caption contest for that one?

I like this one better actually.

[i.imgur.com image 615x346]


If I were president I'd have that thing mounted on top of the White House and use it to pelt congress.
 
2012-02-08 01:09:41 PM  

what_now: I meant to comment on the way our society values athletics and looks over brains.


Would you like to come to the pants party?
 
2012-02-08 01:10:10 PM  
FTFA: But historical patterns do not take into account an opponent who says he enjoys firing people.

You know, this is the type of disingenuous bullshiat that drives me crazy. Here's what Romney actually said:

"I like being able to fire people who provide services to me... You know, if someone doesn't give me the good service I need, I want to say, 'You know, I'm going to get someone else to provide this service to me.'"


That's a far cry from saying he enjoys firing people. It's something I imagine people would agree with in most cases. For many reasons, health insurance isn't one of those cases, but overall the author is totally misrepresenting what Romney was trying to say.
 
2012-02-08 01:10:43 PM  
All these pictures really re-emphasize how good Obama is at connecting with people, and acting like a, you know, normal person. I don't see Newt or Mitt having that much fun at a science fair, and I certainly don't see them busting out Al Green. Newt has too much anger about him, and Mitt is too stuffy. They have no way to make them seem relatable or sympathetic. Obama is a master at that. We'll be reminded of that vast contrast during the general, and that will help Obama win.
 
2012-02-08 01:11:17 PM  

Jackson Herring: fifthhorseman: JerseyTim: Don't forget the science fairs.
[i.huffpost.com image 470x543]

I love that pic. Was there a caption contest for that one?

I like this one better actually.

[i.imgur.com image 615x346]


Future CEO of Raytheon right there.
 
2012-02-08 01:11:37 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: Lord Dimwit: I know he's not as liberal as I am, and I'm okay with that. I just want him to be more liberal than he is now, at least publicly.

My hope at this point is that he'll continue to be successful, causing a shift to Left in this country and leading to the election of more liberal presidents in the future.


The President will always be to the right of the most-left citizens, and to the left of the most-right citizens. It's just that, in this country, it's almost always been more to the right than the middle.

I do feel like we as a country are becoming more and more divided, and to be honest, I'm not sure why. Partisan politics and the absolute lies and misinformation spread by both sides (but more so by the right) is a lot to do with it.

Really, I think it can be traced almost entirely to the marriage of social conservativism and big business/capitalist interests. Decades ago, strongly religious folk tended to be more evenly split between the right and the left (note that I'm not using party names here), what with the "let's help the poor" thing on the left. Then wedge issues, like abortion and gay rights, were used to force religious people to choose the right, even if the fiscal policies were directly in opposition to the social message of their religion. For example, I know many staunch Catholics who vote Republican regardless of how much they disagree with every single plank in the party platform, solely because of the abortion issue.

A few decades later, you have people who follow a religion whose founder (and deity) say "pay your taxes, don't question the civil government, love the poor, judge not, and turn the other cheek" thinking that somehow that person (and deity) wants them to not pay taxes, judge others, blame the poor for their plight, and preemptively strike out violently. They do this because they were forced into joining the right-wing over wedge issues and somehow managed to conflate the other planks in the party with religiosity.

All this because of wedge issues put to the populace a few decades ago.
 
2012-02-08 01:11:39 PM  
FTA: Conservative blogger Erick Erickson summed up the disenchantment this week when he said that he would rather have the "sweet meteor of death than any of the candidates left in the race."

How did this late entry into the race manage to be missed by the politics submission queue?

(Oh. Mediocre submission headlines.)
 
2012-02-08 01:12:24 PM  

Car_Ramrod: All these pictures really re-emphasize how good Obama is at connecting with people


Dude. The face he's pulling when firing off the marshmallow gun alone is proof. That is the face of a man that is genuinely enjoying firing puffed sugar at high velocity. You can't fake that.
 
2012-02-08 01:12:46 PM  

what_now: James!: That kid will kill us all one day.

Yeah...he's in 8th grade? And he's about 4 feet tall, a science nerd, and wears glasses?

Poor lil guy. I almost want to let him feel my boobs just because it will be 10 years before he gets another chance.


I think I just shot a marshmellow! Whew! Hey! It might be my LAST chance! What about me!! Damn Kids get all the breaks! You kids get the *^#$%^ off my oxygen line!!!
 
2012-02-08 01:12:50 PM  

Minus1Kelvin: Is it just my imagination or has there been a palpable lack of the well known, "well opinionated" Fark rightwing trolls today in the Politics tab? Maybe they've finally decided to just take their ball and go home...


They're still waiting on talking points about Obama wasting time and defacing the White House interior with his normal sized marshmallows.

Everyone knows Real Americans use the jumbo sized marshmallows.
 
2012-02-08 01:13:05 PM  

Minus1Kelvin: Well you're half-right. I do have many of them on ignore but I like to see the comments other people make to them (morbid curiosity)...and I've not seen much of that today.


I've actually noticed the same thing today... weird.
 
2012-02-08 01:14:12 PM  

Aarontology: That kid's REAL future.

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SCHPROCKETS!

Or is that Simon who lieks to do drawrings?
 
2012-02-08 01:14:22 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: You know would have made those pictures totally awesome? If Biden was there. Joe and a marshmallow gun seem made for each other.


The reason Obama's face is lit up like a little kid on Christmas is that he just beaned Joe in the back of the head with a marshmallow
 
2012-02-08 01:16:16 PM  
That IS a sweet marshmallow gun. Terminator-style carrying handles for shooting from the hip, electric trigger mechanism, sweet two-tone Boehner orange/PVC white paint job
 
2012-02-08 01:16:59 PM  

what_now: I meant to comment on the way our society values athletics and looks over brains.


In fact, your post instead may be a commentary on how those values may be somewhat shifting over time.
 
2012-02-08 01:17:26 PM  
Still looks to me like it was a backfire....
 
2012-02-08 01:18:15 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: You know would have made those pictures totally awesome? If Biden was there. Joe and a marshmallow gun seem made for each other.


You just know Joe already has a marshmallow gun. And it has flames on it.
 
2012-02-08 01:18:25 PM  
No laughing Obama pic yet? Fark, I am disappoint.

mikesright.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-02-08 01:19:06 PM  

abb3w: FTA: Conservative blogger Erick Erickson summed up the disenchantment this week when he said that he would rather have the "sweet meteor of death than any of the candidates left in the race."

How did this late entry into the race manage to be missed by the politics submission queue?

(Oh. Mediocre submission headlines.)



Yeah, I'd missed the SMOD thing. That got a laugh.
 
2012-02-08 01:19:40 PM  
Economy improving, stock market rising, unemployment dropping, and an incredibly weak field of Republican candidates making each other look like idiots.

Yep. So far 2012 is shaping-up like a landslide Obama re-election. Maybe not a 1984-style 49-state landslide, but it's going to be a massacre.
 
2012-02-08 01:20:36 PM  

Jackson Herring: That IS a sweet marshmallow gun. Terminator-style carrying handles for shooting from the hip, electric trigger mechanism, sweet two-tone Boehner orange/PVC white paint job


My first thought was, "Does it work with small potatoes, too?" Because that... would be awesome. I have some neighbors I would love to launch potatoes at at a high rate of speed.
 
2012-02-08 01:20:53 PM  

Jackson Herring: fifthhorseman: JerseyTim: Don't forget the science fairs.
[i.huffpost.com image 470x543]

I love that pic. Was there a caption contest for that one?

I like this one better actually.

[i.imgur.com image 615x346]


The presidential potato gun? someone should call the deaf frat guy.
 
2012-02-08 01:22:36 PM  

Elandriel: Attendance of Kenyan witch doctor tribal ceremonies in the very beating heart of Kenya is not considered governance, Lando. This is typical liberal misdirection I've come to expect from supporters fellators of the appeaser-in-chief.


FTFY
 
2012-02-08 01:22:49 PM  

DeaH: Walker: A sequel coming soon......

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/can't wait to see if the daughter still wears matching outfits with her doll and the son still looks like he's just been told they are digging up the back yard where he buried the bodies.

Everyone focuses on the little girl with the doll. I think we need to keep an eye out for the boy on the far right. Look at the expression on his face. It says either, "What has been seen cannot be unseen," or, "You all must DIE!"


Skrawberry and Tipdrill knew what was up without even having seen this picture....

/wifey's drunk, or doesn't agree completely with what the Rickster is saying
but isn't allowed to voice her opinion
//Vorena the Elder in the back just wants to go.. somewhere, anywhere, as long as it's not here
 
2012-02-08 01:23:16 PM  

James!: If I were president I'd have that thing mounted on top of the White House and use it to pelt congress.


i1231.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-08 01:23:42 PM  

keylock71: Jackson Herring: That IS a sweet marshmallow gun. Terminator-style carrying handles for shooting from the hip, electric trigger mechanism, sweet two-tone Boehner orange/PVC white paint job

My first thought was, "Does it work with small potatoes, too?" Because that... would be awesome. I have some neighbors I would love to launch potatoes at at a high rate of speed.


Thinking of giving them the fingerling, eh?
 
2012-02-08 01:23:59 PM  

Headso: The presidential potato gun? someone should call the deaf frat guy.


I just tried to. No response.
 
2012-02-08 01:24:45 PM  
All the Republicans know how to do is wreck the economy and start wars.

So of course they are floundering now that the economy they wrecked is improving and the wars they started are ending.
 
2012-02-08 01:26:47 PM  

spcMike: James!: If I were president I'd have that thing mounted on top of the White House and use it to pelt congress.

[i1231.photobucket.com image 640x619]


S'mores more years
S'mores more years
S'mores more years
 
2012-02-08 01:27:02 PM  

spcMike: James!: If I were president I'd have that thing mounted on top of the White House and use it to pelt congress.

[i1231.photobucket.com image 640x619]


Nice.
 
2012-02-08 01:27:48 PM  

what_now: I really didn't think this all the way through.


You knew the risks.
 
2012-02-08 01:28:24 PM  

Lou Brown: That's a far cry from saying he enjoys firing people. It's something I imagine people would agree with in most cases. For many reasons, health insurance isn't one of those cases, but overall the author is totally misrepresenting what Romney was trying to say.


Which once again reinforces how out of touch Romney is.

--

When it comes to basic services like healthcare, almost no one in America sees the relationship that way. Most of us wouldn't speak of "firing" our health insurance company. No matter how much we might detest our insurance company, we probably wouldn't describe the experience of removing ourselves from their rolls an enjoyable one.

But most of all, we don't see the health insurance company as providing us a service. We see ourselves, rather, as indentured supplicants forced to pay exorbitant monthly rates for a basic need that responsible people with means can't get out of paying for if we can help it. We don't see ourselves as in control of the relationship with them. They are in control of us--and no more so than when we get sick and need the insurance most. If the company decides to restrict our coverage or tell us we have a pre-existing condition after all, we're in the position of begging a capricious and heartless corporation to cover costs we assumed we were entitled to based on a contractual obligation. It's precisely when we need insurance most that we're least able to "fire" the insurance company.

Link (new window)
 
2012-02-08 01:28:45 PM  

DeaH: Alphax: DeaH: Everyone focuses on the little girl with the doll. I think we need to keep an eye out for the boy on the far right. Look at the expression on his face. It says either, "What has been seen cannot be unseen," or, "You all must DIE!"

I thought it was "Oh no, Dad is going to be home all the time now!"

We're talking about Santorum, so dad being home all the time could mean both "What has been seen cannot be unseen," AND, "You all must DIE!"


It's all rather "The Aristocrats". Who's up for some Santorum/Aristocrats jokes? They seem rather prebuilt.
 
2012-02-08 01:28:52 PM  
Minus1Kelvin
Is it just my imagination...

A Temptations song.

/I bet the prez could sing that one, too.
 
2012-02-08 01:30:24 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: You know would have made those pictures totally awesome? If Biden was there. Joe and a marshmallow gun seem made for each other.


Not unless it comes with an ambulance...
 
2012-02-08 01:30:59 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Headso: The presidential potato gun? someone should call the deaf frat guy.

I just tried to. No response.


Well what did you call him?
 
2012-02-08 01:32:34 PM  

spcMike: James!: If I were president I'd have that thing mounted on top of the White House and use it to pelt congress.

[i1231.photobucket.com image 640x619]


Oh man... someone should make an anigif of that Joe Wilson pic with a marshmallow bouncing off his noggin.

/no skillz
 
2012-02-08 01:33:27 PM  
I'm waiting for the Write-wing talking points about how the Kenyan Usurper is planning on replacing the USian military with marshmellow guns. Mashmellow Soft on Terrists!
 
2012-02-08 01:33:54 PM  

what_now: I really didn't think this all the way through.


Methinks your FARK profile is right now getting hit harder than Aurora Snow at a Guinness Book of World Records Bukkake/Gangbang.

/Laughing with you and not at you. :)
 
2012-02-08 01:34:01 PM  

spcMike: James!: If I were president I'd have that thing mounted on top of the White House and use it to pelt congress.

[i1231.photobucket.com image 640x619]


Awesome.
 
2012-02-08 01:36:15 PM  

keylock71: Jackson Herring: That IS a sweet marshmallow gun. Terminator-style carrying handles for shooting from the hip, electric trigger mechanism, sweet two-tone Boehner orange/PVC white paint job

My first thought was, "Does it work with small potatoes, too?" Because that... would be awesome. I have some neighbors I would love to launch potatoes at at a high rate of speed.


There's an orchard not too far from me (Weaver's Orchard) where we take my daughter too around halloween. they have a little festival there and they have an air canon that you shoot apples from and try to hit a target mounted on top of yonder barn. That thing shoots those apples a good 300-400 feet!

/yonder
 
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