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(Huffington Post)   Gov. John Kasich, eschewing teleprompters like any good republican, delivers bizarre off-the-cuff speech during which he mocks Parkinson's sufferers, cries like John Boehner, and insults the entire state of California   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 102
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2012-02-08 06:41:51 PM  
I can't believe we have to put up with this idiot.
 
2012-02-08 06:45:43 PM  
He's a former talking head on Fox News. What the fark else would you expect from such a troglodyte?
 
2012-02-08 06:50:53 PM  
i.huffpost.com

R.I.P. NORV
 
2012-02-08 06:54:00 PM  
"wackadoodles"?

/that's the best you got?
//give me a f*cking break
 
2012-02-08 06:57:27 PM  
Jeez - I thought subby was exaggerating.
 
2012-02-08 07:28:03 PM  
He's the governor of Ohio. Who gives a shiat if he insults Californians?
 
2012-02-08 07:59:11 PM  

Lsherm: He's the governor of Ohio. Who gives a shiat if he insults Californians?


California probably needs its own tag because of the voter enabled stupidity in Sacramento.

/Californian
 
2012-02-08 08:03:04 PM  
I didn't find that offensive and I detest Kasich.*shrug*

It's not like what Limbaugh did when he was mocking Michael J. Fox.
 
2012-02-08 08:05:41 PM  
FTA: During the address, Kasich imitated a Parkinson's patient, cried, insulted the people of California, praised his "hot wife," gave 14 shout-outs to the same person and played an awards show host while tearfully channeling a famously emotional fellow Ohio Republican, House Speaker John Boehner.

The fourteen shout-outs thing is what finally got me. Epic.
 
2012-02-08 08:09:12 PM  
The more important question is: how hot is his wife, really?
 
2012-02-08 08:11:20 PM  
I want to drink with this guy.
 
2012-02-08 08:33:51 PM  
I gotta say, as a libby with no knowledge of this guy other than vaguely remembering him filling in for Billo or something, and that he has been pushing Walker-esque union legislation, he wasn't mocking Parkinson's sufferers in that clip. It was an awkward, and probably ill-advised, way of actually telling a great story. He was simply saying that when he saw the guy, he went from "not shaking" to "shaking" when the device was removed.

As for the other claims, I have no idea. I just watched the one linked clip.
 
2012-02-08 08:39:03 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: I gotta say, as a libby with no knowledge of this guy other than vaguely remembering him filling in for Billo or something, and that he has been pushing Walker-esque union legislation, he wasn't mocking Parkinson's sufferers in that clip. It was an awkward, and probably ill-advised, way of actually telling a great story. He was simply saying that when he saw the guy, he went from "not shaking" to "shaking" when the device was removed.

As for the other claims, I have no idea. I just watched the one linked clip.


That's actually the impression I got from the article itself. I didn't watch the clip.
 
2012-02-08 08:39:21 PM  
Don't feel bad California because Kasich, by calling himself "Governor", insults Ohioans every day.

/Didn't vote for the moron
 
2012-02-08 08:44:08 PM  
California, of course, filled by a bunch of wackadoodles."

Between this and Newt saying San Francisco has an "environment of strange fantasies and strange understandings of reality", I have never been prouder to live here.

/no one cares about Ohio
 
2012-02-08 08:52:46 PM  
Granted I haven't seen a lot of video of him before, but does he look completely hammered to anybody but me? He reminds me of the salesman at the end of the bar who just lost his biggest account and has been ordering doubles since lunchtime
 
2012-02-08 08:57:25 PM  
There's never a shortage of asshats in an election year...Politics would be dreadfully dull otherwise.
 
2012-02-08 08:59:24 PM  
That there's a preacher seized by the holy ghost.
 
2012-02-08 09:13:51 PM  
What sort of thin-skinned primadonna snowflake would find that to be a mockery of people suffering from Parkinson's?

I'm far more insulted that video clips with embedded ads continue to get linked and greenlit. Quit it, asshats. And if you're gonna link to a video with an embedded ad, be goddamn sure it comes to bear on every farking point you make in your goddamn headline. Morons, everywhere.
 
2012-02-08 09:21:45 PM  

Pocket Ninja: What sort of thin-skinned primadonna snowflake would find that to be a mockery of people suffering from Parkinson's?

I'm far more insulted that video clips with embedded ads continue to get linked and greenlit. Quit it, asshats. And if you're gonna link to a video with an embedded ad, be goddamn sure it comes to bear on every farking point you make in your goddamn headline. Morons, everywhere.


You sound thin-skinned.
 
2012-02-08 09:27:18 PM  

ib_thinkin: That's actually the impression I got from the article itself. I didn't watch the clip.


Yeah, the headline here says he mocked Parkinson, but even HuffPo doesn't say he is. It mentions that people might be mad at parts of the speech, but doesn't single out the Parkinson's mimic and doesn't attack him for it. If it was a simple mimic, to illustrate a point, there's no reason to be mad about it.
 
2012-02-08 09:45:45 PM  
www.nataliedee.com
 
2012-02-08 09:48:12 PM  
Wait, wasn't the right crying about how the "elitists" are always making fun of the South just a few weeks ago? I guess California is no longer part of America...
 
2012-02-08 09:52:08 PM  
All politicians should have to speak off-the-cuff. It would help weed out quite a bunch.

/sick of packaging
 
2012-02-08 10:18:17 PM  
There was a man, they shut off the pacemaker, they put it back on. He gave me a carved piece of wood. It was like magic.

Man comes in, pacemaker goes off, pacemaker goes on, carved wood is created.
 
2012-02-08 10:31:14 PM  
I have lived in both Ohio and California. I would go back to California.
 
2012-02-08 11:17:51 PM  

sweetmelissa31: Man comes in, pacemaker goes off, pacemaker goes on, carved wood is created.


you can't explain that.
 
2012-02-08 11:47:48 PM  
By golly, his wife IS hot.

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farm6.staticflickr.com
He's a wackadoodle, though.
 
2012-02-08 11:50:00 PM  
And I loved her in those Sprockets sketches on SNL.
 
2012-02-08 11:52:15 PM  
Why hello, young Jonathan Kasich, and thank you for pushing these draconian Koch brothers policies that may very well have handed your extremely important swing state to one Barack Obama.

Without your greed, stupidity and short-sightedness, Ohio had a good chance of going to the GOP, but you pretty much made sure that Obama will be getting your state's electoral votes instead.
 
M-G
2012-02-08 11:56:09 PM  

Lorelle: By golly, his wife IS hot.


I think you may have used the wrong tense there....
 
2012-02-08 11:58:08 PM  
John Kasich - The reason I left my beloved Ohio

/I miss Ted Strickland
//I really miss Ohio
 
2012-02-08 11:59:22 PM  
Ugh. I broke my "never click Huffpost" rule for that?
 
2012-02-09 12:03:17 AM  

YoungSwedishBlonde: Wait, wasn't the right crying about how the "elitists" are always making fun of the South just a few weeks ago? I guess California is no longer part of America...


It only counts when you insult "real America". California isn't part of real America.

/Pennsylvania is, but Phily and Pittsburgh aren't
 
2012-02-09 12:07:44 AM  
When he praises his "hot wife" does that mean she's the type of girl that likes to fark other men while he watches? Or that she goes out on "dates" and comes back home to tell him how she got pounded? Most of the times I've heard someone use the phrase "hot wife" is in that type of context.
 
2012-02-09 12:10:16 AM  
Ever notice how people tend to name things to compensate for the ugly truth? For example, the "Democratic People's Republic of Korea" is really a dictatorship.

"Compassionate conservative" is an example of this.
 
2012-02-09 12:14:31 AM  

Lorelle: By golly, his wife IS hot.

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He's a wackadoodle, though.


Look at that expression though. That's a "I let you stick it in once and it tasted foul. NEVER AGAIN!" face if I ever saw one.
 
2012-02-09 12:18:48 AM  
Osama Bin Laden > teleprompters
 
2012-02-09 12:19:17 AM  

M-G: Lorelle: By golly, his wife IS hot.

I think you may have used the wrong tense there....


Agreed.

She will be hot when she's 80. I lurvs them grammas.
 
2012-02-09 12:20:42 AM  
Gordon?

Gordon Gee.
 
2012-02-09 12:24:08 AM  
I can forgive most things, but giving a shout-out to your "hot wife" in a State of the State/Union speech is an instant gravitas FAIL. I don't care if she is "hot," that is not information pertinent to an official Governor's address to the State. Also, he gets an automatic FAIL for giving this address in a high school auditorium. Move it back to the Capitol building. The Camp David agreements were not hammered out over a carafe of coffee at the local Denny's. Show some goddamn respect for your own office or don't ask why no one else does.
 
2012-02-09 12:27:12 AM  
I love Republican rhetorical styles. If you don't like George Wallace, wait a while and Hitler will pop up.
 
2012-02-09 12:27:14 AM  
Does Kasich have a drinking problem? Maybe someone should give him some literature on AA.
 
2012-02-09 12:28:08 AM  

HeadbangerSmurf: When he praises his "hot wife" does that mean she's the type of girl that likes to fark other men while he watches? Or that she goes out on "dates" and comes back home to tell him how she got pounded? Most of the times I've heard someone use the phrase "hot wife" is in that type of context.


I hope John Kasich isn't in any of the groups that'd know that particular slang. I'm in one of those groups and Gingrich pretending at it is bad enough.
 
2012-02-09 12:30:25 AM  
"And I also want to give a nice comment about my wife, Karen Kasich," he said. "Sweetie, stand, take a little wave, would you, okay? I'm all boned-up here.'"

/Danny DeVito...Always Sunny in Philadelphia
 
2012-02-09 12:31:42 AM  

CommieTaoist: I can't believe we have to put up with this idiot.


We're stuck with Rick Scott. I feel your pain.
 
2012-02-09 12:37:31 AM  
There was a man,
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they shut off the pacemaker,
media.salon.com
they put it back on.
2.bp.blogspot.com
He gave me a carved piece of wood.
folkartpa.org
It was like magic
imgn.dt07.net
 
2012-02-09 12:41:09 AM  

Lorelle: By golly, his wife IS hot.

[farm6.staticflickr.com image 240x161]
[farm6.staticflickr.com image 240x159]
He's a wackadoodle, though.


she needs a sammich.
 
2012-02-09 12:47:06 AM  
Way to go Fudgies, you found someone as dumb as Perry and as weird as Herman Cain.

/Holy Crap
//The Governor of Ohio should be the head football couch at OSU, it would really streamline the whole state and at least he could give a speech
 
2012-02-09 12:51:38 AM  
He sure likes that fracin' gas extraction. Good job Fox.
 
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