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2012-04-13 11:55:42 PM  

Klippoklondike: StreetlightInTheGhetto: HELL YEAH.

[www.michigan.gov image 410x273]

/a Michigan-not-internet troll tips her hat to the Yoopers

YOOPERS REPRESENT

/apparently we aren't all gun loving morans


Actually, we just assume everyone born north of St. Ignace is issued one piece red flannel pajamas, a plaid flannel jacket, a gun, and their own hand-sawed log cabin at birth. But, y'know, never thought you were morans. Figure fellas would have to be resourceful to survive the harsh winter mistress and that biatch Gitchee Gumee.

And, of course, the wolves.

/gotta get to the UP this summer, it's been too long
 
2012-04-13 11:59:11 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Actually, we just assume everyone born north of St. Ignace is issued one piece red flannel pajamas, a plaid flannel jacket, a gun, and their own hand-sawed log cabin at birth.


And a dress for private times...
 
2012-04-14 12:06:48 AM  

sweetmelissa31: What kind of country do we live in anymore when a Congressman can't even make up facts without being ridiculed in public?


The right to free speech not longer exists in Obama's America.
 
2012-04-14 12:09:16 AM  

Sabyen91: quatchi: Klippoklondike: StreetlightInTheGhetto: HELL YEAH.

[www.michigan.gov image 410x273]

/a Michigan-not-internet troll tips her hat to the Yoopers

YOOPERS REPRESENT

/apparently we aren't all gun loving morans

What's a Yooper? Is it like a Henway?


Yooper is a resident of the Upper Peninsula (it is a send-up of how they say upper). Also this:

[www.musicoutfitters.com image 200x201]


And here I have people telling me I'm not learning anything useful on Fark.

Pshaw, I say. TY for info. Had not heard that one before now.
 
2012-04-14 12:10:25 AM  

quatchi: Pshaw, I say. TY for info. Had not heard that one before now.


dayoopers.com

/someone learned something on Fark, the hell?
 
2012-04-14 12:19:07 AM  
MFL: A. The "Southern Strategy" was invented by liberals in 1968 to attack Nixon annd the GOP. (War on women comes to mind)

When your agenda amounts to "barefoot and pregnant", you should expect to be called on it. I would no more vote for Rick Santorum than for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and for exactly the same reason.

C. Every one of those segregationsts was a Democrat. George Wallace, Bull Connor, Lester Maddox. Democrats every one.

D. Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, were elected by appealing to a united South. Yet no one called any of these Democratic presidents racists because they appealed to Southern voters. No one calls them racist now.


1) I might care that these guys were Democrats, if any of them were on the ballot.

2) Jesse Helms was a Republican. I might care, if he were on the ballot.

3) Wilson was about as racist as they come. Not only did he bring back segregation in the executive branch, his ideas of national self-determination was good enough for Czechs but not for Vietnamese.
 
2012-04-14 12:21:38 AM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: MFL: A. The "Southern Strategy" was invented by liberals in 1968 to attack Nixon annd the GOP. (War on women comes to mind)

When your agenda amounts to "barefoot and pregnant", you should expect to be called on it. I would no more vote for Rick Santorum than for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and for exactly the same reason.

C. Every one of those segregationsts was a Democrat. George Wallace, Bull Connor, Lester Maddox. Democrats every one.

D. Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, were elected by appealing to a united South. Yet no one called any of these Democratic presidents racists because they appealed to Southern voters. No one calls them racist now.

1) I might care that these guys were Democrats, if any of them were on the ballot.

2) Jesse Helms was a Republican. I might care, if he were on the ballot.

3) Wilson was about as racist as they come. Not only did he bring back segregation in the executive branch, his ideas of national self-determination was good enough for Czechs but not for Vietnamese.


His FDR "point" was stupid, as well. Here is FDR's electoral map.

uspoliticsguide.com
 
2012-04-14 12:42:22 AM  

AcneVulgaris: sweetmelissa31: What kind of country do we live in anymore when a Congressman can't even make up facts without being ridiculed in public?

The right to free speech not longer exists in Obama's America.


Then obey the law and

gifsforum.com
 
2012-04-14 12:44:08 AM  

vygramul: No one ever went broke underestimating the stupidity of the American public.

Note that the wealthy tend to be conservative.


It's not just the wealthy or old people. I live in Kansas and the people in Missouri are damn near as "conservative" as my state is. There's also Oklahoma and Nebraska and they border us. Even Colorado is purple. Most of the radical conservatives that I know are under 50. and I know it gets worse as you go south and directly east of us.
 
2012-04-14 12:46:50 AM  

gameshowhost: "There are five lights."


There... Are... Four... Lights!
 
2012-04-14 12:47:30 AM  

Bigdogdaddy: vygramul: No one ever went broke underestimating the stupidity of the American public.

Note that the wealthy tend to be conservative.

It's not just the wealthy or old people. I live in Kansas and the people in Missouri are damn near as "conservative" as my state is. There's also Oklahoma and Nebraska and they border us. Even Colorado is purple. Most of the radical conservatives that I know are under 50. and I know it gets worse as you go south and directly east of us.


Oklahoma is the worst. Texas looks progressive compared to those mouth breathers.
 
2012-04-14 12:50:04 AM  

Bigdogdaddy: vygramul: No one ever went broke underestimating the stupidity of the American public.

Note that the wealthy tend to be conservative.

It's not just the wealthy or old people. I live in Kansas and the people in Missouri are damn near as "conservative" as my state is. There's also Oklahoma and Nebraska and they border us. Even Colorado is purple. Most of the radical conservatives that I know are under 50. and I know it gets worse as you go south and directly east of us.


The wealthy filthy rich tend to vote Republican. Conservative is meaningless at this point as far as parties go.

fashionbombdaily.com

"Vote or die, kids! That vague enough, Spats? OK where my mimosa and my Nokia at? Rupert gonna text me."
 
2012-04-14 12:50:21 AM  

Bigdogdaddy: vygramul: No one ever went broke underestimating the stupidity of the American public.

Note that the wealthy tend to be conservative.

It's not just the wealthy or old people. I live in Kansas and the people in Missouri are damn near as "conservative" as my state is. There's also Oklahoma and Nebraska and they border us. Even Colorado is purple. Most of the radical conservatives that I know are under 50. and I know it gets worse as you go south and directly east of us.


What I meant is that the rich people are rich because they did not underestimate the stupidity of the American public. Being that they are in the habit of not underestimating stupid people, and given they are conservative, they apply that lack of underestimation to politics as Republicans.
 
2012-04-14 12:54:05 AM  

Sabyen91: Bigdogdaddy: vygramul: No one ever went broke underestimating the stupidity of the American public.

Note that the wealthy tend to be conservative.

It's not just the wealthy or old people. I live in Kansas and the people in Missouri are damn near as "conservative" as my state is. There's also Oklahoma and Nebraska and they border us. Even Colorado is purple. Most of the radical conservatives that I know are under 50. and I know it gets worse as you go south and directly east of us.

Oklahoma is the worst. Texas looks progressive compared to those mouth breathers.


Actually, I believe Missouri is worse, at least in the rural parts. The city, I'm not sure. I mean, every single caucus (I belive) went for Rick Santorum, so what does that tell you?
 
2012-04-14 12:57:22 AM  

thamike: Bigdogdaddy: vygramul: No one ever went broke underestimating the stupidity of the American public.

Note that the wealthy tend to be conservative.

It's not just the wealthy or old people. I live in Kansas and the people in Missouri are damn near as "conservative" as my state is. There's also Oklahoma and Nebraska and they border us. Even Colorado is purple. Most of the radical conservatives that I know are under 50. and I know it gets worse as you go south and directly east of us.

The wealthy filthy rich tend to vote Republican. Conservative is meaningless at this point as far as parties go.

[fashionbombdaily.com image 323x460]

"Vote or die, kids! That vague enough, Spats? OK where my mimosa and my Nokia at? Rupert gonna text me."


That's a really good point. Most black people are wealthy enough to own manservants and parasols. I don't know what people are complaining about. Why, it's a Negro paradise! If we got rid of these Democrats, the Negro would have an even better life!

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-04-14 12:57:52 AM  

Bigdogdaddy: Sabyen91: Bigdogdaddy: vygramul: No one ever went broke underestimating the stupidity of the American public.

Note that the wealthy tend to be conservative.

It's not just the wealthy or old people. I live in Kansas and the people in Missouri are damn near as "conservative" as my state is. There's also Oklahoma and Nebraska and they border us. Even Colorado is purple. Most of the radical conservatives that I know are under 50. and I know it gets worse as you go south and directly east of us.

Oklahoma is the worst. Texas looks progressive compared to those mouth breathers.

Actually, I believe Missouri is worse, at least in the rural parts. The city, I'm not sure. I mean, every single caucus (I belive) went for Rick Santorum, so what does that tell you?


James Inhofe and Tom Coburn are Senators for life.
 
2012-04-14 01:04:00 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: quatchi: Pshaw, I say. TY for info. Had not heard that one before now.

[dayoopers.com image 200x200]

/someone learned something on Fark, the hell?


Glen Arbor wood-panel pancakes!!!
 
2012-04-14 01:17:56 AM  
shavarross.com
 
2012-04-14 02:01:47 AM  

*This message was not paid for by The Conservancy of Liberal Seriousness*




Hi! Rod Hardbody here and I want to tell you about a candidate who has garnered my support this coming election season. Oh, those fat cats in Washington have many names for him but to you and I, he are Serious Cat. And friends, you don't need me to tell you, this is serious election.


images.cryhavok.org




You know, sometimes people ask me why I'll be voting for a cat in the up-coming elections, and, I can see how someone unfamiliar with the main points of the campaign might be a tad confused with my choice but, for me, it's his stance on the issues.

I mean, he's serious about taxes. He's serious about healthcare. Heck, I even get the sense that he's serious about me, which is amazing really. I'm trying to remember the last time a candidate was really serious about me... Ha! I try not to be too serious about myself so, it's good to know he'll be on the job, you know, handling those serious issues as they arise.

Plus, with this cat, I don't even need to worry about patriotism. Serious Cat has that covered with his big-ass badge that is at least ten times the size of our sitting president's questionable choice in lapel adornment. As an added bonus, mail-in voters will notice that it even has his name on it. That, to me,is a pretty serious demonstration of the cat's intentions.

And, yes, his critics and skeptics are right to point out that, the red, white, and blue of Old Glory on his button do somewhat resemble the flag of the Netherlands but, it is Serious Cat's position that one must always conduct themselves in a serious manner when dealing with the Dutch. (Yes, no matter how funny they might talk.) The fact that The Dutch are keenly aware of this only goes to showcase how poised he is on the inter-national stage. I've even heard some who'd go so far as to say his foreign policy in general is both very serious and also very cat-like. I think we can all agree that these are important qualities to have in a serious candidate today. Qualities that Serious Cat has shown in spayeds.(Sorry)

The fact that there are only ten stars on his piece of flair has also drawn scorn from those other candidates but, seriously? How many do you need?

Oh, and Serious Cat has set his whiskers adrift to all of today's hot-button go-get-em issues, too.

I mean for one, he is SERIOUS about taxes. Now, I'm pretty sure that if there is one thing that all Americans can agree on when it comes to taxes in this day and age: it's that we have got to approach this thing with some seriousness. Who you gonna' call? That's right. You are going to call the most serious cat you know! There's just no other candidate out there today who can claim to be as serious a candidate as Serious Cat. (Frankly, if your candidate isn't Serious Cat then, well, your candidate is kind of illegitimate by definition really. Serious Cat doesn't want to rub your face in it but, the carpet didn't crap itself, ya' know?)

But his far-reaching platform doesn't end there: The cat is SERIOUS about healthcare too!!! No shiat! We got all these other clowns down here blatherin' and carryin' on about healthcare.... Aww shiat, gotta' pay for healthcare... aww shiat, buy your own damn healthcare... Got shiat growin' outta my shiat,could use some gotdamned healthcare... Blah-blah-blah! I mean, not one of these clowns has the answer. Then up steps my man(?) Serious Cat, and bam; bring some seriousness to that situation right quick.

And finally my friends, Serious Cat is... well he's gosh darned serious about YOU! It ain't the little you either. It's the big one. So let's all put our paws together this election festival season and vote for Serious Cat. Because He are Serious Cat. This is serious election.

images.paraorkut.com
"I are Serious Cat and I pretty seriously approved this message."

 
2012-04-14 02:40:08 AM  

MalvolioMandarin:


[images.cryhavok.org image 640x640]


that pic was awesome enough that I have posted it to facebook. It will get shared back to you, unknowingly, within 36 hours.
 
2012-04-14 03:46:58 AM  
You'd have to be pretty farking stupid to have voted for that reprehensible pack of fascists in the first place. Unless you happen to be extremely wealthy. And a sociopath.
 
2012-04-14 05:10:50 AM  

Lord_Baull: Considering they consistently get 49-51% of the national vote, I'm gonna say, "Pretty f*cking stupid, Gene."


I'd say not.
Consider that out of those citizens who could vote, less than half do in most elections (only 41% for the 2010 general election). This is how republicans gained so many offices that year both national and local.
When more people vote, democrats win (63% in 2008 for example).
Republicans know this, and have put forth their best effort to reduce the voting population as much as possible
Within the total voting population there is a hardcore group of people who always vote, all the time, in all elections, That group is mostly white, mostly male, and mostly conservative, with a fair number calling themselves "christians".

So yes, you have a crunchy stale core of stupid, but unfortunately it's wrapped in a soft mushy coating of laziness. That is what needs to be changed, since there is no altering the minds of that hard core of conservative voters. Remember, this is the same group who elected a slew of republican scumbags who bleated "JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!" for months before november 2010 before unleashing their true goals of rolling american society back 100 years.

If I had voted for any of them I'd be pissed... doubly so if I were a woman.

Democrats lose election because not enough people vote, since there are more people who would vote democrat than would vote republican. If we had the type of voter participation numbers as the country of Malta (95%), it would be impossible for democratic candidates NOT to win elections.

tl;dr - it's not stupid causing so many of these problems as it is laziness. People need to get off their asses and VOTE instead of b*tching and whining about the process and the results.

/have voted in every singe election since 1980
//in 5 different states
///and from a Navy ship in the middle if the Med
////don't let 2010 happen again
 
2012-04-14 05:49:33 AM  
It's tempting to say "oh, they're just stupid" and move on, but it's not that simple. My uncle is basically the Fark stereotype of a rabid conservative. Seriously. It's like having randomjsa at the dinner table on holidays. Moo-chelle's room service lobster spree? Heard all about it. Arugula-gate? Heard all about it. Given enough time he'll eventually spout every one of the Fox News talking points, no matter how ridiculous.

But here's the kicker. He's not dumb. In fact he's quite intelligent. He was head chemist at a Fortune 100 company. As long as the topic isn't politics, we have amazing, insightful conversations. But as soon as the topic turns to politics it's all out the window.

Now if he was making those intelligent, insightful arguments for conservative policies that would be one thing. But he's not. He's "just asking" where the birth certificate is.
 
2012-04-14 06:09:24 AM  
Wow, after reading that article, maybe there is some hope left in America after all!
 
2012-04-14 07:35:07 AM  

The Why Not Guy: But here's the kicker. He's not dumb. In fact he's quite intelligent. He was head chemist at a Fortune 100 company. As long as the topic isn't politics, we have amazing, insightful conversations. But as soon as the topic turns to politics it's all out the window.


Ed Bernays figured out how to talk to the lizard brain, so humanity directing its own development is out the window.
 
2012-04-14 07:48:59 AM  

Bigdogdaddy: Sabyen91: Bigdogdaddy: vygramul: No one ever went broke underestimating the stupidity of the American public.

Note that the wealthy tend to be conservative.

It's not just the wealthy or old people. I live in Kansas and the people in Missouri are damn near as "conservative" as my state is. There's also Oklahoma and Nebraska and they border us. Even Colorado is purple. Most of the radical conservatives that I know are under 50. and I know it gets worse as you go south and directly east of us.

Oklahoma is the worst. Texas looks progressive compared to those mouth breathers.

Actually, I believe Missouri is worse, at least in the rural parts. The city, I'm not sure. I mean, every single caucus (I belive) went for Rick Santorum, so what does that tell you?


The only caucus that didn't go for Santorum was the one that was held weeks after the original caucuses were held because a fight broke out. And Ron Paul won that one.

The cities (STL, KC, and Columbia) are pretty liberal. The suburbs are very conservative as well, especially the ones around KC (where the Jesus Camp kids are from). The county I live in St. Charles is very Conservative as well but some of the suburbs closer to St. Louis are a bit more moderate due to the influence unions have had on St. Louis.

But yeah, the rural areas aren't that much different from it's neighboring states but thankfully places like STL and KC tend to cancel the derp from the more rural regions out in MO.

Something Oklahoma can't say.
 
2012-04-14 08:05:59 AM  
Real question for constituents...
Just how stupid do you think Republicans are???

/not a Dem or a liberal, just disgusted how absurd the GOP is.
 
2012-04-14 08:33:05 AM  

gimmegimme: thamike: Bigdogdaddy: vygramul: No one ever went broke underestimating the stupidity of the American public.

Note that the wealthy tend to be conservative.

It's not just the wealthy or old people. I live in Kansas and the people in Missouri are damn near as "conservative" as my state is. There's also Oklahoma and Nebraska and they border us. Even Colorado is purple. Most of the radical conservatives that I know are under 50. and I know it gets worse as you go south and directly east of us.

The wealthy filthy rich tend to vote Republican. Conservative is meaningless at this point as far as parties go.

[fashionbombdaily.com image 323x460]

"Vote or die, kids! That vague enough, Spats? OK where my mimosa and my Nokia at? Rupert gonna text me."

That's a really good point. Most black people are wealthy enough to own manservants and parasols. I don't know what people are complaining about. Why, it's a Negro paradise! If we got rid of these Democrats, the Negro would have an even better life!

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x225]


What?
 
2012-04-14 11:31:31 AM  

impaler: sweetmelissa31: GAT_00: Geography, specifically GIS, or GIScience as we're apparently calling it these days. Actually, that's not really true either, self-organizing maps, which is the newest thing I'm looking at as a tool for what I want to do, isn't technically GIS.

We have used GIS in my research to model air pollution. That's all I'll say about that for now.

And I'm currently building spatial-temporal statistical analysis tools for GIS environments.

Anyone else have a GIS CSB?


Another GIS CSB: As a professional writing intern when I was in college, I worked on some of the first documentation for the earliest versions of ArcInfo.

/still grateful for the writing skills my English major got me
//but did go on for a PhD in a different field
///I know you want fries with that
 
2012-04-14 11:35:36 AM  

dugitman: herrDrFarkenstein: Air Navy. Section eight.

Jeesh. Disliking libertarians doesnt make him mentally unfit for duty.


Heh, I meant section eight of the Constitution where establishment of the armed forces is defined! Now that's some funny.
 
2012-04-14 12:01:45 PM  

bdub77: As someone who went through public education in Michigan...yeah, we're really not that dumb. Michigan Republicans are mostly moderate Republicans.


When my folks moved me down to FL from NJ in my sophomore year in HS they were literally using the same books we had in middle school up north. They were three years behind in the normal classes.
 
2012-04-14 12:08:03 PM  

herrDrFarkenstein: dugitman: herrDrFarkenstein: Air Navy. Section eight.

Jeesh. Disliking libertarians doesnt make him mentally unfit for duty.

Heh, I meant section eight of the Constitution where establishment of the armed forces is defined! Now that's some funny.


This whole thread was bizarrely entertaining from the start(and I read a LOT of threads).
Started off with a divisive, yet humorous opening headline. The expected initial fight scene among the usual suspects was pretty standard fare, but out of nowhere a heartfelt life-choice discussion between GAT_00 and sweetmelissa31 takes center stage. The following romantic sub-plot between sweetmelissa31 and Jackson Herring seemed somewhat out of place in the overall narrative, but you know what? Looking back it really worked for me. Then we had the slow steady buildup to the final fight scene which exploded into the thread with a 3 vs 30 hopeless melee in which no one wins, but the principal players all maintain their honor while fighting to the death for their beliefs.

So it was Crouching Tiger with political twits instead of Chinese warriors.
**** out of
*****
 
2012-04-14 12:38:03 PM  

Bag of Hammers: [obama2k12supporters.com image 640x552]



And there you have it.
 
2012-04-14 07:25:47 PM  

make me some tea: Wendy's Chili: This story gives me hope for this country.

yep


So much.
 
2012-04-15 01:45:57 AM  

Wendy's Chili: This story gives me hope for this country.


Really? Why?

After all, he was friggin' elected.

The fact that there were some reasonably sane people in that room doesn't mean that they represent the majority of Americans, sadly. After all, and I really do need to reiterate this, he was friggin' elected.

In terms of politics, he's an idiot. He got stomped by a bunch of little old ladies and gentlemen, folks that had to explain to him that we lost our "USA is Number One In Everything" cachet a long time ago, particularly when it comes to social supports like healthcare. If this had been a pre-election town hall meeting, and he had been publicly dope-slapped like this prior to his election, I'd also feel more hope for this country. But, instead, he was indeed elected, and the overall political I.Q. for that state dropped a few points.
 
2012-04-15 11:45:49 AM  

ultraholland: Not gonna read this entire thread but I'll echo a sentiment which I'm sure has been stated: they're generally pretty farking stupid.

/or at least of average intelligence with an overabundance of cognitive dissonance


Their certainty is exceeded only by their ignorance.
 
2012-04-16 12:53:46 AM  
 
2012-04-16 12:11:12 PM  

LasersHurt: WombatControl: Yup, more examples of Fark Liberal™ trolling at it's most juvenile...

This is one of those threads I can bring up in support of my argument that most Fark Liberals™ never intellectually developed beyond the elementary-school level of argumentation.

For the last time, "Fark Liberals" means nothing. The joke started with "Fark Independants," who claimed to be independant but were fully in the tank for the Republican Party. Fark liberals, if anything, would indicate people who AREN'T liberals, but who pretend to be on Fark.

I know you're just trollin', but come on.


Aw, give the guy a break. Like most wingnnuts, his entire conception of humor, sarcasm, and wit is to simply ape the outward appearance and style of those things that he sees from the left, regardless of whether or not the actual content makes any sense.

It's like Cargo Cult humor
 
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