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2012-06-30 11:25:19 AM  
That said, Waldo Pepper is obviously having a bit of fun with you guys.
 
2012-06-30 11:25:33 AM  

Lenny_da_Hog: Let me know when he trades arms for hostages, or allows the CIA to import drugs to sell on the streets of the US in order to fund an illegal war.


You didn't say nun raping. You don't like nun raping?
 
2012-06-30 11:26:33 AM  
Bellydancing Flabby Dillholes
 
2012-06-30 11:28:07 AM  

Waldo Pepper: I do not have to demonstrate there is profanity involved to feel the tweet and shirt are beneath the office of the Presidency.


Or the skin-color for that matter.
 
2012-06-30 11:30:59 AM  

Waldo Pepper: I do not have to demonstrate there is profanity involved to feel the tweet and shirt are beneath the office of the Presidency.


If there isn't profanity involved (since you yourself admit that you haven't demonstrated that) then why would an acronym be beneath the office of the Presidency?
 
2012-06-30 11:31:40 AM  

Waldo Pepper: Lenny_da_Hog: Waldo Pepper: I do believe I said if Obama used in a laid back conversation, MTV interview something of that nature no biggie.

It's a tweet.

and a t shirt


Waldo Pepper: Lenny_da_Hog: Waldo Pepper: I do believe I said if Obama used in a laid back conversation, MTV interview something of that nature no biggie.

It's a tweet.

and a t shirt


Both of which are more casual than an MTV interview.
 
2012-06-30 11:31:53 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Waldo Pepper: I do not have to demonstrate there is profanity involved to feel the tweet and shirt are beneath the office of the Presidency.

If there isn't profanity involved (since you yourself admit that you haven't demonstrated that) then why would an acronym be beneath the office of the Presidency?


Because socialism?
 
2012-06-30 11:34:51 AM  
Well I'm amused
 
2012-06-30 11:36:45 AM  

Waldo Pepper: the "well what about this or that" post are so weak and lame. but I guess that is Fark.


Such as "this tweet" or "that t-shirt" posts.
 
2012-06-30 11:37:36 AM  

Waldo Pepper: doesn't have anything to do with this subject. I am commenting on the tweet and t shirt.

the "well what about this or that" post are so weak and lame. but I guess that is Fark.


Yes, it does. I am trying to figure out why you feel these things are beneath the office of the president. Since you are incapable of giving a coherent answer to that question, I am trying to determine what other things you do or do not feel are beneath the office of the president. Based on your answers, you seem to be operating under the same double-standard that prevents many others from judging Obama's actions fairly.
 
2012-06-30 11:38:10 AM  

Waldo Pepper: yes you are right, his being half white really pisses me off.


Seems to piss a lot of people off. It usually takes the form of faux outrage over something inconsequential, because it's a safer target than directly calling the President a ni*BONG*.

/jus' sayin'
 
2012-06-30 11:38:29 AM  

Waldo Pepper: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Waldo Pepper: I do not have to demonstrate there is profanity involved to feel the tweet and shirt are beneath the office of the Presidency.

Or the skin-color for that matter.

yes you are right, his being half white really pisses me off. Here we have our first African American President and he isn't even 100% African American. BFD he ain't a real black man.


Are you the troll college intern? It seems like the usual suspects sent you out to take one for the team while they try and think of something better than IT'S A TAXXXXXXXXXX!
 
2012-06-30 11:39:58 AM  
Wow, Republicans love being butthurt don't they? Must be their raison d'etre.
 
2012-06-30 11:44:01 AM  

Rwa2play: Wow, Republicans love being butthurt don't they? Must be their raison d'etre.


And, in the process, proving Obama right when he says it's still a BFD.
 
2012-06-30 11:44:27 AM  

Larry Mahnken: cameroncrazy1984: Larry Mahnken: cameroncrazy1984: Larry Mahnken: I'm pretty liberal, but it certainly doesn't do that. The law can still be repealed -- that's the only way conservatives get rid of it now -- and the ruling may have galvanized them to repeal it.

As a liberal, I don't think you understand how legislation works.

Let's see:

1) Conservatives go out and vote for Romney, conservative congressmen, conservative senators, and take over the White House, Senate and keep the House
2) Conservatives eliminate the filibuster in the Senate on day one (when a majority vote is all that's necessary to change the rules)
3) Conservatives vote to repeal the ACA on day one
4) Romney signs the repeal of the ACA on day one

What am I missing here?

The fact that Romney will never be President.

I would hope so, but if Europe crashes in September or early October, and the economy here reverts to 2008, Obama's gonna get the blame for that, and yes, Romney will win.

This election is not about Romney, it's about Obama.


It's pretty sad when the opposition's strategy for victory is hoping a foreign economic crisis crashes the U.S. economy so everyone will blame it on the current president rather than base a strategy on positive ideas.
 
2012-06-30 11:44:55 AM  

NewportBarGuy: I'd like to speak for the President for a second...

Go f*ck yourselves you f*cking children.


SE. CON. DED!

/farking baby infantiles
 
2012-06-30 11:47:41 AM  
Unpresidential?

biatch, please:

www.wellesley.edu

At the height of the Vietnam War, [Canadian] Prime Minister Lester Pearson visited President Lyndon Johnson at the White House. Pearson gave a scathing speech one night about the war, then appeared at the White House the next day to confront a livid Johnson. As Martin describes it, LBJ grabbed Pearson by the shirt collar, lifted the prime minister off the floor and shouted, "You pissed on my rug!"

On one occasion, some reporters asked Johnson in an off-the-record gathering to explain America's participation in Vietnam. There was no satisfactory answer to that question in LBJ's brain, so he unzipped, revealed his not-so private member, and stated: "This is why!"
 
2012-06-30 11:48:53 AM  

Waldo Pepper: DarwiOdrade: Waldo Pepper: doesn't have anything to do with this subject. I am commenting on the tweet and t shirt.

the "well what about this or that" post are so weak and lame. but I guess that is Fark.

Yes, it does. I am trying to figure out why you feel these things are beneath the office of the president. Since you are incapable of giving a coherent answer to that question, I am trying to determine what other things you do or do not feel are beneath the office of the president. Based on your answers, you seem to be operating under the same double-standard that prevents many others from judging Obama's actions fairly.

how am I judging Obama's actions using a double standard? I stated I would feel this way from any President in office.

If Adams, Lincoln, FDR, Nixon had done this (assuming they could) I would feel the same way.

I don't feel I have to explain how this is beneath the office to you, you understand how it can be viewed that way.

what do you care what else I might find beneath the office. the subject is simply the tweet and shirt. Nothing more and nothing less.

so why do you feel this is okay for a sitting President to use an acronym that is often used to mean big farking deal.


OK - you're a troll. Got it.
*plonk*
 
2012-06-30 11:49:19 AM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Rwa2play: Wow, Republicans love being butthurt don't they? Must be their raison d'etre.

And, in the process, proving Obama right when he says it's still a BFD.


Yeah, this.

/All hail Obama the First!
//King of Trolling
///Making Republicans cry for their mommies
 
2012-06-30 11:51:17 AM  

DarwiOdrade: Waldo Pepper: doesn't have anything to do with this subject. I am commenting on the tweet and t shirt.

the "well what about this or that" post are so weak and lame. but I guess that is Fark.

Yes, it does. I am trying to figure out why you feel these things are beneath the office of the president. Since you are incapable of giving a coherent answer to that question, I am trying to determine what other things you do or do not feel are beneath the office of the president. Based on your answers, you seem to be operating under the same double-standard that prevents many others from judging Obama's actions fairly.


To be absolutely fair to Republicans, and not necessarily W. Pepper who appears to be succesfully trolling, this thread on Fark has been focusing in on the abbreviated curseword. Gazing at it without a sense of partisanship, I think I can agree that it is beneath the office of the president to gloat in front of his domestic opposition. And I don't really care who's sitting. It was in poor taste with W's infamously erroneous "Mission Accomplished" shot - though that was trifle more subtle as it was clothed in mock military and populist victory - and it's in poor taste now.
 
2012-06-30 11:54:53 AM  

BSABSVR: My biggest problem with Obummer McMarxalot, the white-hating usurper is that he can't be civil and mature. Someone should teach him and MOOOOOOOchelle the wookie how to behave like adults.


Very nicely done. Though, I believe the irony will be lost on the teabagger dolts.
 
2012-06-30 11:54:54 AM  
Guess I'll have some hair of the dog after yesterday. Anyone else?

c.asset.soup.io
 
2012-06-30 11:54:55 AM  

DarwiOdrade: Waldo Pepper: DarwiOdrade: Waldo Pepper: if you have "heard beneath the office" a million times, I would think you have to wonder exactly what is going on over there or why are you watching Fox news if yo hated it so much.

What's going on is a completely obvious double-standard when it comes to Obama, and I watch Fox News because I like to get several versions of things, though I admit their version least resembles reality (with the exception of Shep Smith who is usually pretty honest).

not a double standard on my part. I find this beneath whoever is in the office.

So you did find Bush's on-air "asshole" comment to be beneath the office, too, as well as Cheney's "Go fark yourself" comment? Why haven't you said so already? Are you really going to try to claim that an acronym on a T-shirt that people must voluntarily purchase is more offensive than profanity over an open microphone on a network broadcast that went into millions of homes? Because I'd call that a completely obvious double-standard.


The local news in SLC was doing a live interview with a woman in the processing of evacuating from the wildfire and she said "it's scary it's really f@cking scary". I laughed and thought that's going to go over well.
 
2012-06-30 11:56:06 AM  

Waldo Pepper: towatchoverme: Unpresidential?

biatch, please:

[www.wellesley.edu image 347x420]

At the height of the Vietnam War, [Canadian] Prime Minister Lester Pearson visited President Lyndon Johnson at the White House. Pearson gave a scathing speech one night about the war, then appeared at the White House the next day to confront a livid Johnson. As Martin describes it, LBJ grabbed Pearson by the shirt collar, lifted the prime minister off the floor and shouted, "You pissed on my rug!"

On one occasion, some reporters asked Johnson in an off-the-record gathering to explain America's participation in Vietnam. There was no satisfactory answer to that question in LBJ's brain, so he unzipped, revealed his not-so private member, and stated: "This is why!"

I guess you missed it. there is a reason when the media in the white house they call cameras on and cameras off so the President knows when he can speak freely and act freely without free of what he says or does being published.


We get it.
You can't win on domestic issues.
You can't win on international issues.
You can't be overtly racist.
Let's make this race about "dignity"
 
2012-06-30 11:56:30 AM  
img607.imageshack.us
 
2012-06-30 11:56:40 AM  

Waldo Pepper: cameroncrazy1984: Waldo Pepper: DarwiOdrade: Waldo Pepper: if you have "heard beneath the office" a million times, I would think you have to wonder exactly what is going on over there or why are you watching Fox news if yo hated it so much.

What's going on is a completely obvious double-standard when it comes to Obama, and I watch Fox News because I like to get several versions of things, though I admit their version least resembles reality (with the exception of Shep Smith who is usually pretty honest).

not a double standard on my part. I find this beneath whoever is in the office.

Which "this" would it be, again?

You still have yet to demonstrate that there is any profanity involved at all. Three letters on a tshirt do not a profanity make. Just like a bleeped curse word on TV doesn't get a fine from the FCC.

I do not have to demonstrate there is profanity involved to feel the tweet and shirt are beneath the office of the Presidency.


I feel it is too. I feel like it's a complete non-issue, right up there with arugula and binder clips. But I do feel like putting BFD on a t-shirt is beneath the presidency. Not because of the potential profanity, just because it's tacky. I'd feel the same way if it said "Health Care! YEEE-HAAA!" or "WE GOT HEALTH CARE ALL UP IN HERE!"

But still a non-issue, as it would have been if the Bush Administration had released a "Counter-terrorism is a BFD." shirt.
 
2012-06-30 11:56:57 AM  

starsrift: Gazing at it without a sense of partisanship, I think I can agree that it is beneath the office of the president to gloat in front of his domestic opposition


Why?
 
2012-06-30 11:57:37 AM  
farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2012-06-30 11:58:12 AM  

Waldo Pepper: towatchoverme: Unpresidential?

biatch, please:

[www.wellesley.edu image 347x420]

At the height of the Vietnam War, [Canadian] Prime Minister Lester Pearson visited President Lyndon Johnson at the White House. Pearson gave a scathing speech one night about the war, then appeared at the White House the next day to confront a livid Johnson. As Martin describes it, LBJ grabbed Pearson by the shirt collar, lifted the prime minister off the floor and shouted, "You pissed on my rug!"

On one occasion, some reporters asked Johnson in an off-the-record gathering to explain America's participation in Vietnam. There was no satisfactory answer to that question in LBJ's brain, so he unzipped, revealed his not-so private member, and stated: "This is why!"

I guess you missed it. there is a reason when the media in the white house they call cameras on and cameras off so the President knows when he can speak freely and act freely without free of what he says or does being published.


You're hilarious. Indecent exposure = meh. Use of an acronym = ZOMG disrespecting the office!
 
2012-06-30 11:59:42 AM  

Waldo Pepper: cameroncrazy1984: Waldo Pepper: how would my post be ignorant of history. this tread is about the tweet and the shirt not about any other moment in history. yes I do think that a sitting President allowing a shirt to be printed with BFD on it is moving the office closer to what happens in Idiocracy than away from it.

Yes most Presidents use foul language but almost never for the public's ears. And it is not the letters, it is what the letters stand for and that is approved by the President in his tweet and on an official t shirt.

Seriously. You honestly think BFD is foul language.

Good god, you're an idiot.

Mommy what does BFD mean.

yes yes I do. just because you say only initials doesn't hide the content behind the letters.


Big Fat Deal.
 
2012-06-30 11:59:47 AM  
For all the people complaining about how horrible and unprofessional this is of the president...

IT WAS ON TWITTER! TWITTER IS A FARKING JOKE IN THE FIRST PLACE!

That is all.
 
2012-06-30 12:00:29 PM  

starsrift: DarwiOdrade: Waldo Pepper: doesn't have anything to do with this subject. I am commenting on the tweet and t shirt.

the "well what about this or that" post are so weak and lame. but I guess that is Fark.

Yes, it does. I am trying to figure out why you feel these things are beneath the office of the president. Since you are incapable of giving a coherent answer to that question, I am trying to determine what other things you do or do not feel are beneath the office of the president. Based on your answers, you seem to be operating under the same double-standard that prevents many others from judging Obama's actions fairly.

To be absolutely fair to Republicans, and not necessarily W. Pepper who appears to be succesfully trolling, this thread on Fark has been focusing in on the abbreviated curseword. Gazing at it without a sense of partisanship, I think I can agree that it is beneath the office of the president to gloat in front of his domestic opposition. And I don't really care who's sitting. It was in poor taste with W's infamously erroneous "Mission Accomplished" shot - though that was trifle more subtle as it was clothed in mock military and populist victory - and it's in poor taste now.


I don't see how it's gloating. Biden said "health care reform is a big f*cking deal". The tweet and the shirt say it's "still a BFD". No reference to the legislation or the ruling. Please explain where the gloating comes in.
 
2012-06-30 12:03:12 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: starsrift: Gazing at it without a sense of partisanship, I think I can agree that it is beneath the office of the president to gloat in front of his domestic opposition

Why?


Because a properly functioning democratic government takes into account the elected officials who represent the will of the people and respects them, and in doing so, shows respect to the people that they represent and who have elected them.
Notice my extreme amount of hedging at the start of that statement; this era of hyperpartisanship and legislators-for-sale is almost a mockery of democracy. But gloating certainly isn't helping, it's just increasing the divide and focusing the politics further on sheer animosity.

That said, as mentioned upthread, this was made by campaign staff, not the president, and it really shows a sophomoric grasp of discussion. It's probably some 22 year old political science major or some similar shiathead that needs to be called to heel.
 
2012-06-30 12:04:39 PM  

Waldo Pepper: towatchoverme: Unpresidential?

biatch, please:

[www.wellesley.edu image 347x420]

At the height of the Vietnam War, [Canadian] Prime Minister Lester Pearson visited President Lyndon Johnson at the White House. Pearson gave a scathing speech one night about the war, then appeared at the White House the next day to confront a livid Johnson. As Martin describes it, LBJ grabbed Pearson by the shirt collar, lifted the prime minister off the floor and shouted, "You pissed on my rug!"

On one occasion, some reporters asked Johnson in an off-the-record gathering to explain America's participation in Vietnam. There was no satisfactory answer to that question in LBJ's brain, so he unzipped, revealed his not-so private member, and stated: "This is why!"

I guess you missed it. there is a reason when the media in the white house they call cameras on and cameras off so the President knows when he can speak freely and act freely without free of what he says or does being published.


I guess you missed it, but Johnson whipped out his Johnson.

Also ... not so off-the-record if there's actually a record of it, no?

So ... call me when Obama lifts Angela Merkel off the floor by her lapels or shows the press corps his twig and Barrys.

Until then, LBJ is still the king of inappropriate presidential conduct.
 
2012-06-30 12:04:42 PM  
i262.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-30 12:04:57 PM  

exick: I'm sure the president gave the 19-year-old, White House Social Media Coordinator who wrote that tweet the tommy-lee-jones-looks-at-you-from-behind-his-newspaper.jpg face, but I'm thinking that's just about all the outrage that needs to be mustered over this.


This.
 
2012-06-30 12:05:46 PM  

DarwiOdrade: I don't see how it's gloating. Biden said "health care reform is a big f*cking deal". The tweet and the shirt say it's "still a BFD". No reference to the legislation or the ruling. Please explain where the gloating comes in.


Don't be obtuse.
 
2012-06-30 12:07:21 PM  
I know yer trolling a bit, Waldo, but this notion that the presidency is "in decline" has always been a bit of wishful thinking on the part of whichever party is out of office at a given time.
 
2012-06-30 12:07:24 PM  

starsrift: DarwiOdrade: I don't see how it's gloating. Biden said "health care reform is a big f*cking deal". The tweet and the shirt say it's "still a BFD". No reference to the legislation or the ruling. Please explain where the gloating comes in.

Don't be obtuse.


Awww. You're no fun :(
 
2012-06-30 12:09:17 PM  

DarwiOdrade: starsrift: DarwiOdrade: I don't see how it's gloating. Biden said "health care reform is a big f*cking deal". The tweet and the shirt say it's "still a BFD". No reference to the legislation or the ruling. Please explain where the gloating comes in.

Don't be obtuse.

Awww. You're no fun :(


HEY! I started this thread with "bacon filled dinner". :P

Just had to take exception after everyone was focusing in, laser-like, on the F of BFD, seemed like folks were missing The Other Part.
 
2012-06-30 12:10:13 PM  
Didn't Bush the W use the word "asshole" in front of a hot mike during a campaign rally? He was speaking to Cheney.
 
2012-06-30 12:10:35 PM  

MadAzza: And here I thought it stood for "big freakin' deal."

It wasn't Obama who said the "profane" version; that was Joe Biden.

Three letters. That's all -- just three letters, one of which stands for "freakin'" ... or "fu(king," or what-effing-ever.

For the party of those craven bastards Nixon and G.W. Bush to even pretend to be offended at this trifling bit of fluff is an enormous hypocrisy.


Only mention of Biden in the thread?

Our dear Uncle Joe expressed a private sentiment which was picked up on a hot mike and became forever associated with the ACA. Its abbreviation on a premium for Obama supporters is perfectly suitable as is its promotion on a campaign twitter feed.

The desperation on the right is pretty funny, tho.

Arugula mustard.

flaglerlive.com
 
2012-06-30 12:10:42 PM  

starsrift: Because a properly functioning democratic government takes into account the elected officials who represent the will of the people and respects them,


How does "It's still a BFD" disrespectful of the Republicans, exactly? Oh right, it isn't.
 
2012-06-30 12:11:30 PM  

starsrift: Just had to take exception after everyone was focusing in, laser-like, on the F of BFD, seemed like folks were missing The Other Part.


The other part being that the President is somehow not allowed to think his accomplishments are worth talking about. I mean, how dare he!
 
2012-06-30 12:14:52 PM  

starsrift: DarwiOdrade: starsrift: DarwiOdrade: I don't see how it's gloating. Biden said "health care reform is a big f*cking deal". The tweet and the shirt say it's "still a BFD". No reference to the legislation or the ruling. Please explain where the gloating comes in.

Don't be obtuse.

Awww. You're no fun :(

HEY! I started this thread with "bacon filled dinner". :P

Just had to take exception after everyone was focusing in, laser-like, on the F of BFD, seemed like folks were missing The Other Part.


"The Other Part" is just a president making political hay out of a favorable situation. Should a first-term president not try to use his successes to influence voters in an election year? Isn't pretty much every first-term president in US history guilty of this to some degree?
 
2012-06-30 12:16:00 PM  

DarwiOdrade: "The Other Part" is just a president making political hay out of a favorable situation. Should a first-term president not try to use his successes to influence voters in an election year? Isn't pretty much every first-term president in US history guilty of this to some degree?


No, because you're not allowed to gloat. If you do, the other side loses respect for you and will not work with you. Or something, I couldn't follow it.
 
2012-06-30 12:20:05 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: starsrift: Just had to take exception after everyone was focusing in, laser-like, on the F of BFD, seemed like folks were missing The Other Part.

The other part being that the President is somehow not allowed to think his accomplishments are worth talking about. I mean, how dare he!


jules_siegel: It's definitely a troll. I went there and wrote a favorable reply. Came back a little later and the same negative tweets from June 28 are at the top and mine was gone.


That's not someone talking about his accomplishments, that's gloating. I really don't see how you could construe it as not gloating, given the date and time and material presented. "Talking about his accomplishments" is mentioning in a campaign ad or a speech. Issuing a brief statement like, "STILL a BFD" (emphasis mine) with a link to a shirt sale can't really be taken any other way. If you think gloating is a respectful way to act... I hope you're younger than your username hints.

Or in other words, don't be obtuse.
 
2012-06-30 12:22:14 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: DarwiOdrade: "The Other Part" is just a president making political hay out of a favorable situation. Should a first-term president not try to use his successes to influence voters in an election year? Isn't pretty much every first-term president in US history guilty of this to some degree?

No, because you're not allowed to gloat. If you do, the other side loses respect for you and will not work with you. Or something, I couldn't follow it.


Because the GOP was, until this moment, bending over backwards to work with the president instead of opposing him in every conceivable way.
 
2012-06-30 12:22:38 PM  

starsrift: "Talking about his accomplishments" is mentioning in a campaign ad or a speech.


Or on your campaign's twitter?
 
2012-06-30 12:23:07 PM  
Just remember this after the elections should Romney win. Spiking the football is okay according to both Obama and Dems as a whole based on their reactions to the ruling.
 
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