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(ABC)   Keith Olberman says the media's coverage of the duelling dog stories about the presidential candidates increases the "absurdity" of this campaign. And if there's one guy who knows "absurd"..,   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 26
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2012-04-23 10:17:22 AM
He's right. There's way more important things to discuss, like what kind of condiments they enjoy on their hamburgers, how they both prefer hold stacks of paper together and what their favorite salad green is.
 
2012-04-23 10:56:13 AM
Very true.
 
2012-04-23 11:19:09 AM

ManateeGag: He's right. There's way more important things to discuss, like what kind of condiments they enjoy on their hamburgers, how they both prefer hold stacks of paper together and what their favorite salad green is.


I'm more interested in which of the two rich guys is more "down". Obama's got the edge there because I can have a beer with him. Romney doesn't drink.
 
2012-04-23 11:27:19 AM

Diogenes: ManateeGag: He's right. There's way more important things to discuss, like what kind of condiments they enjoy on their hamburgers, how they both prefer hold stacks of paper together and what their favorite salad green is.

I'm more interested in which of the two rich guys is more "down". Obama's got the edge there because I can have a beer with him. Romney doesn't drink.


could you imagine if the media would actually concentrate on the issues, like what the president will do to help the national debt or the unemployment rate? it would be chaos!
 
2012-04-23 11:31:46 AM
DAMN YOU WORLD!!


You made me agree with Olberman?!?
 
2012-04-23 11:50:04 AM
Using "gate" for everything is absurd. I call it Absurdity-gate.
 
2012-04-23 12:48:57 PM
As I have said in a previous thread:
I'm just happy to know Republicans have been able to finally finish the first few chapters of a book published in 1995.
 
2012-04-23 12:49:49 PM

ManateeGag: He's right. There's way more important things to discuss, like what kind of condiments they enjoy on their hamburgers, how they both prefer hold stacks of paper together and what their favorite salad green is.


Do their wives wear sleeveless dresses? This is important stuff!
 
2012-04-23 12:49:54 PM
Is he wrong?
 
2012-04-23 12:53:32 PM
It's just another way for the media to pretend it's a horserace. Romney, as a grown man, abused a dog in a way that demonstrated his total lack of common sense. The right reached way out there and found a story about Obama that's only related because it also involves dogs. If it weren't for the false expectation of balance this wouldn't even be a thing.
 
2012-04-23 12:54:49 PM
sadhillnews.com
 
2012-04-23 01:16:49 PM
only in the mind of a republican does the actions of a grown man equal those of a 10 year old child.
 
2012-04-23 01:24:17 PM
I understand repubs' exasperation with this dog issue constantly being brought up (while their belief that they've found a suitable counterattack in the "child Obama ate dog meat" issue is either amusing or pathetic depending on your outlook), but it speaks to the Romney's character. It speaks to his moral fiber that a) he would mistreat his pet like this in the first place and b) he didn't see anything wrong with mistreating his pet and brought it up himself originally because he thought it was funny. I'm sure he deeply regrets telling this story in the first place, not because he regrets mistreating his pet but because the incident has blown up in his face so disastrously. Bottom line? Mitt Romney doesn't really understand the difference between right and wrong. Sure, if it's spelled out in the Bible or the Book of Mormon he knows what to do but when confronted with a unique situation, one that requires him to reach a moral decision on his own, he has no moral center. If he has no empathy for a dog, how can we expect him to have empathy for his fellow man? And in fact, all his verbal gaffes have underscored his complete lack of understanding of what regular people are like, their needs, their hopes and their fears. Mitt Romney has no moral compass. He has no convictions and no courage of his convictions. There's no there there. Personally I find that a terrifying prospect and I suspect the majority of Americans will agree with me. We'll see in November.
 
2012-04-23 01:25:00 PM

ManateeGag: He's right. There's way more important things to discuss, like what kind of condiments they enjoy on their hamburgers, how they both prefer hold stacks of paper together and what their favorite salad green is.


But because Olbermann is such a dick, Romney's automatically president and Obama is the Worst Person in the World...best part...FOREVER!
 
2012-04-23 01:44:41 PM
1) Mitt the Machine, an adult, fastens his terrified dog Seamus to the roof of his car for a twelve hour, self-sh*tting ride.

2) Someone feeds dog to a child living overseas.

The Republicans: ZOMG! BOFE SYDEZ R TEH BAD!!
 
2012-04-23 01:47:51 PM

clambam: I understand repubs' exasperation with this dog issue constantly being brought up (while their belief that they've found a suitable counterattack in the "child Obama ate dog meat" issue is either amusing or pathetic depending on your outlook), but it speaks to the Romney's character. It speaks to his moral fiber that a) he would mistreat his pet like this in the first place and b) he didn't see anything wrong with mistreating his pet and brought it up himself originally because he thought it was funny. I'm sure he deeply regrets telling this story in the first place, not because he regrets mistreating his pet but because the incident has blown up in his face so disastrously. Bottom line? Mitt Romney doesn't really understand the difference between right and wrong. Sure, if it's spelled out in the Bible or the Book of Mormon he knows what to do but when confronted with a unique situation, one that requires him to reach a moral decision on his own, he has no moral center. If he has no empathy for a dog, how can we expect him to have empathy for his fellow man? And in fact, all his verbal gaffes have underscored his complete lack of understanding of what regular people are like, their needs, their hopes and their fears. Mitt Romney has no moral compass. He has no convictions and no courage of his convictions. There's no there there. Personally I find that a terrifying prospect and I suspect the majority of Americans will agree with me. We'll see in November.


Another point in Mitt the Machine's choice to use the Obama as a child story against hiim: it speaks to his inability to understand the nature of personal responsibility as applied things he chooses to do as an adult, from things adults do to children. Really, it speaks to serious underlying issues in his character.
 
2012-04-23 02:03:24 PM

bugontherug: Another point in Mitt the Machine's choice to use the Obama as a child story against hiim: it speaks to his inability to understand the nature of personal responsibility as applied things he chooses to do as an adult, from things adults do to children. Really, it speaks to serious underlying issues in his character.


Not to mention a total lack of understanding of cultural differences, as while we do not eat dog meat in the United States, people do in many countries, including Indonesia. The President, as a child, was engaged in local customs and ways as expected of him by the adults around him.

Romney would go to a State Dinner in India and order a rare steak.
 
2012-04-23 02:11:03 PM
www.conservativedailynews.com
 
2012-04-23 02:18:25 PM

bugontherug: Another point in Mitt the Machine's choice to use the Obama as a child story against hiim: it speaks to his inability to understand the nature of personal responsibility as applied things he chooses to do as an adult, from things adults do to children. Really, it speaks to serious underlying issues in his character.


It also reflects desperation on the repubs' part. They are desperate to deflect attention from the fact that their candidate has no heart and since both anecdotes contain the word "dog," it's seemingly a no brainer. They will continue to push this despite its patent absurdity because the repubs live in a fantasy world where something becomes true if they insist on it long enough. That's how they can pitilessly go after women's reproductive rights, up to and including "if you want an abortion you have to let us rape you with a plastic wand," then act shocked that anyone would accuse them of a war on women.

I think a far more effective tactic on the repub side would be ads saying "Unhappy about the economy? We did that. We did that to punish you for electing Obama, and if you re-elect him, well, you ain't seen nuthin' yet. Vote repub or we will fark you up."

"My name is Mitt Romney and I approved this message."
 
2012-04-23 02:54:36 PM

Mildot: [www.conservativedailynews.com image 590x421]


You're missing the terror-induced diarrhea dripping down the Romneys' car.
 
2012-04-23 03:48:07 PM

Diogenes: Mildot: [www.conservativedailynews.com image 590x421]

You're missing the terror-induced diarrhea dripping down the Romneys' car.


This one is better, because it's more subtle.

28.media.tumblr.com

My best-new-thing-in-the-world-this-month is Shiattiest Editorial Cartoon of the Moment, which compiles and mocks such braindead editorial cartoons.
 
2012-04-23 03:50:28 PM

RminusQ: This one is better, because it's more subtle.


Well, I don't find either funny (from a purely comedic standpoint), but yes, yours is better.
 
2012-04-23 04:20:41 PM
The lesson we should all take from this is: If you love dogs vote for Gary Johnson.
 
2012-04-23 05:00:03 PM

RminusQ: Diogenes: Mildot: [www.conservativedailynews.com image 590x421]

You're missing the terror-induced diarrhea dripping down the Romneys' car.

This one is better, because it's more subtle.

[28.media.tumblr.com image 500x346]


My best-new-thing-in-the-world-this-month is Shiattiest Editorial Cartoon of the Moment, which compiles and mocks such braindead editorial cartoons.


Bookmarked. Good site. Found this part really freaking oddish...

I figure this is as good a time as any to talk about something I've noticed about editorial cartoons- specifically those done by conservatives. Terry Wise is white, judging by the self-portrait on his page. In this cartoon he puts his views in the mouth of a black man. No big deal, right?

Well, Chris Muir is white, judging by his Facebook pic on the Day by Day homepage, and who's the most vocal conservative in his strip? As far as I can tell it's the sole black person.
Scott Stantis is white, and in Prickly City the conservative voice of reason is the young, apparently black girl.

And there used to be a conservative weekly(?) strip called The Leftersons (which I discovered, in all places, in the San Francisco print edition of The Onion (at first I thought it was satire)) where the conservative voice was, wait for it, the black family living next door to the clan of liberal stereotypes. And yeah, the creator was white.

That is seriously farked up.
 
2012-04-23 05:39:00 PM
I have considered retyping my wall of text from a previous thread about proper handling of dogs and the details of the actual concerns related to bringing them on long-distance trips, but then I realized that no one pretending to be offended by this actually cares and you're all just trolling.

So, short version: dogs are not people. They don't suffer single-event trauma, only long-term conditioning. No matter how whingey they are while you're carting them around (some dogs are, pun regardless, little biatches about not being constantly petted even when they're riding shotgun) they will have forgotten the whole thing within five minutes of arrival. Human dignity is not a concern, as they are not human, and in terms of actual safety and proper care a dog crate is infinitely superior to your irresponsible ass letting your pet roam around a moving car.

//Similarly, there's nothing wrong with eating a dog, they're domestic animals, i.e. tools. Again, not people, don't need to be treated like people.

//There are actual issues of policy and even policy on the treatment of animals specifically we could be having threads on, why do we have one on this non-issue like every day now?
 
2012-04-23 06:04:35 PM

Jim_Callahan: Similarly, there's nothing wrong with eating a dog


Democrats really believe this.
 
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