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(CNN)   Happy Independence Day. Time to light the grill, get out the fireworks, and stomp on an effigy of the President at a public rodeo in Arkansas. God bless the U.S.A   (ireport.cnn.com) divider line 355
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2012-07-04 01:45:28 PM
Yee haw.
 
2012-07-04 01:52:06 PM
True patriots
 
2012-07-04 01:55:38 PM
So I guess they have even more in common than they think with the Taliban (besides views on guns, gays, religious laws and that type of thing).
 
2012-07-04 01:57:24 PM
*sigh*
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2012-07-04 02:24:42 PM
Remember back in the days of Reagan when Republican talk radio hosts where outraged at civilized criticism of a sitting president? They claimed it was anti-American and typical of the "Left".
 
2012-07-04 02:28:38 PM

NFA: Remember back in the days of Reagan when Republican talk radio hosts where outraged at civilized criticism of a sitting president? They claimed it was anti-American and typical of the "Left".


That's different! Civilized criticism of a sitting Republican has no place in public discourse!
 
2012-07-04 02:29:14 PM
I'm sure this had nothing to do with his race, or his perceived religion, but rather was a pointed rebuttal about what they felt are his failed domestic and foreign policies.
 
2012-07-04 02:32:29 PM
How do we know that effigy is Obama and not just some random blah person?
 
2012-07-04 03:02:20 PM

NFA: Remember back in the days of Reagan when Republican talk radio hosts where outraged at civilized criticism of a sitting president? They claimed it was anti-American and typical of the "Left".


It's patriotic when the right does it.
 
2012-07-04 03:14:33 PM
Ignoring the whole effigy bit (it's dumb when anyone does it), what baffles me is that the people at this event are the sort of yokels Obama's policies might actually help.
 
2012-07-04 03:25:52 PM

NFA: Remember back in the days of Reagan when Republican talk radio hosts where outraged at civilized criticism of a sitting president? They claimed it was anti-American and typical of the "Left".


Reagan? Hell, I remember being called a traitor, being told to leave the country, being told that it was people like me that threaten the greatness of Murika, and all kinds of other awful things for questioning decisions made by The Bush Administration, and questioning the motives of Dick Cheney. I'd say it was right up until Jan 2009 that anything less than lockstep allegiance to the POTUS was tantamount to treason. Not sure what happened that month, but something completely changed their minds about criticism of the POTUS.
 
2012-07-04 03:27:25 PM

FloydA: That's different! Civilized criticism of a sitting Republican has no place in public discourse!


Are Republicans even physically capable of sitting, these days?
 
2012-07-04 03:27:38 PM
These people are farking dipshiats, and I personally feel hey should not be allowed to vote or procreate, but I for one am proud to live in a country where this type of thing is allowed to happen. That's kind of the whole purpose of freedom from tyranny, no?
 
2012-07-04 03:28:29 PM

NFA: Remember back in the days of Reagan when Republican talk radio hosts where outraged at civilized criticism of a sitting president? They claimed it was anti-American and typical of the "Left".


Heck, I remember a few years ago when ANY criticism of the president was called treasonous.
 
2012-07-04 03:29:41 PM

ToxicMunkee: NFA: Remember back in the days of Reagan when Republican talk radio hosts where outraged at civilized criticism of a sitting president? They claimed it was anti-American and typical of the "Left".

It's patriotic when the right does it.


Right, because this is in response to the government overstepping it's authority and infringing on the rights of it's citizens.

Not like when people were saying horrible things about that American Patriot, President Bush, when the Left's "argument" was that the government was over....uh.....SHUT UP YOU TURRIST! USA! USA! USA!
 
2012-07-04 03:30:19 PM
Good times.
 
2012-07-04 03:33:06 PM
Interesting.

I seem to recall, five or six years ago, Republicans saying that if you don't fully support the President, you're with the terrorists.

I wonder what dark shadow could have blackened the hearts of these people.
 
2012-07-04 03:33:20 PM

Karma Chameleon: These people are farking dipshiats, and I personally feel hey should not be allowed to vote or procreate, but I for one am proud to live in a country where this type of thing is allowed to happen. That's kind of the whole purpose of freedom from tyranny, no?


We're frustrated that some would abuse their 1st amendment rights to act like morons instead of contributing something constructive to...well....anything.
 
2012-07-04 03:35:10 PM
Gotta love all the people in the comments defending this crap. A whole lotta Bbbbut Bush Effigy!
 
2012-07-04 03:35:39 PM

jayhawk88: ToxicMunkee: NFA: Remember back in the days of Reagan when Republican talk radio hosts where outraged at civilized criticism of a sitting president? They claimed it was anti-American and typical of the "Left".

It's patriotic when the right does it.

Right, because this is in response to the government overstepping it's authority and infringing on the rights of it's citizens.

Not like when people were saying horrible things about that American Patriot, President Bush, when the Left's "argument" was that the government was over....uh.....SHUT UP YOU TURRIST! USA! USA! USA!


As my tea-party step-father explains it: "People like Rubio and Romney are patriotic and love America, while Obama hates America and is trying to destroy it so the Muslims can take it over". So of course he can't respect the President. That would be un-American.
 
2012-07-04 03:36:10 PM
The comments at CNN.com are derptastic as usual. I don't know if this was racist or not, but it's certainly offensive. If you make an effigy of someone, condemn it, and then publicly destroy it, I have to view that as a threat or at least a wish of violence upon that person.
 
2012-07-04 03:36:12 PM

terriblist: Gotta love all the people in the comments defending this crap. A whole lotta Bbbbut Bush Effigy!


stupid Americans defending a textbook example of political speech on the 4th of July. What nerve!
 
2012-07-04 03:37:41 PM

rustypouch: Interesting.

I seem to recall, five or six years ago, Republicans saying that if you don't fully support the President, you're with the terrorists.

I wonder what dark shadow could have blackened the hearts of these people.


Someone should have set up a truck with the speaker from the blues brothers playing those o'reilly clips on a loop outside the rodeo
 
2012-07-04 03:38:24 PM

skullkrusher: stupid Americans defending a textbook example of political speech on the 4th of July. What nerve!


Two threads at once? You're getting ambitious on this national holiday.
 
2012-07-04 03:39:00 PM

dickfreckle: Ignoring the whole effigy bit (it's dumb when anyone does it), what baffles me is that the people at this event are the sort of yokels Obama's policies might actually help.


But that's just the thing. Real 'Mericans don't need no help from no hoity-toity, fancy fallutin' n-guy.
 
2012-07-04 03:39:01 PM

theorellior: skullkrusher: stupid Americans defending a textbook example of political speech on the 4th of July. What nerve!

Two threads at once? You're getting ambitious on this national holiday.


commenting in 2 threads at once isn't all that difficult
 
2012-07-04 03:39:10 PM

skullkrusher: terriblist: Gotta love all the people in the comments defending this crap. A whole lotta Bbbbut Bush Effigy!

stupid Americans defending a textbook example of political speech on the 4th of July. What nerve!


you're like Dr. Skullcrusher and Mr. Derp, I see Mr. Derp is posting today...
 
2012-07-04 03:39:36 PM

rustypouch: I wonder what dark shadow could have blackened the hearts of these people.


They should get down on bended knee, grow a conscience.
 
2012-07-04 03:39:52 PM

NeoCortex42: jayhawk88: ToxicMunkee: NFA: Remember back in the days of Reagan when Republican talk radio hosts where outraged at civilized criticism of a sitting president? They claimed it was anti-American and typical of the "Left".

It's patriotic when the right does it.

Right, because this is in response to the government overstepping it's authority and infringing on the rights of it's citizens.

Not like when people were saying horrible things about that American Patriot, President Bush, when the Left's "argument" was that the government was over....uh.....SHUT UP YOU TURRIST! USA! USA! USA!

As my tea-party step-father explains it: "People like Rubio and Romney are patriotic and love America, while Obama hates America and is trying to destroy it so the Muslims can take it over". So of course he can't respect the President. That would be un-American.


I really wish I had the patience to find one of these people and question them, purely out of curiosity.

If someone tells me that Obama hates America, I'd like to ask them, "Based on what?"
 
2012-07-04 03:40:17 PM

skullkrusher: terriblist: Gotta love all the people in the comments defending this crap. A whole lotta Bbbbut Bush Effigy!

stupid Americans defending a textbook example of political speech on the 4th of July. What nerve!


Those are the same Americans that wanted to make flag burning illegal and book burning a national sport. Stop looking for consistency.
 
2012-07-04 03:41:34 PM

skullkrusher: terriblist: Gotta love all the people in the comments defending this crap. A whole lotta Bbbbut Bush Effigy!

stupid Americans defending a textbook example of political speech on the 4th of July. What nerve!


If they want to be dumbass hypocrites, they have every right to. I also have the right to criticize them endlessly for said hypocrisy.
 
2012-07-04 03:42:14 PM

NFA: Remember back in the days of Reagan when Republican talk radio hosts where outraged at civilized criticism of a sitting president? They claimed it was anti-American and typical of the "Left".


No need to go that far back. They were doing it during the Bush administration.
 
2012-07-04 03:42:39 PM

skullkrusher: terriblist: Gotta love all the people in the comments defending this crap. A whole lotta Bbbbut Bush Effigy!

stupid Americans defending a textbook example of political speech on the 4th of July. What nerve!


What part of "bbbbut Bush effigy" do you not understand? They didn't say "bbbut First Amendment."

/I, on the other hand, would invoke the First Amendment to defend these assclowns. That's all I would invoke.
 
2012-07-04 03:44:22 PM

dickfreckle: Ignoring the whole effigy bit (it's dumb when anyone does it), what baffles me is that the people at this event are the sort of yokels Obama's policies might actually help.


Exactly.
 
2012-07-04 03:44:26 PM

skullkrusher: terriblist: Gotta love all the people in the comments defending this crap. A whole lotta Bbbbut Bush Effigy!

stupid Americans defending a textbook example of political speech on the 4th of July. What nerve!


The power of Independence Day: I'm actually agreeing with you.

That being said, the same rights that allow them to do this allow me to call them mentally retarded sub-human filth. Ahh, the glory of America!
 
2012-07-04 03:44:47 PM
And can they even mention one REAL policy reason they dislike Obama?
 
2012-07-04 03:44:56 PM

thamike: skullkrusher: terriblist: Gotta love all the people in the comments defending this crap. A whole lotta Bbbbut Bush Effigy!

stupid Americans defending a textbook example of political speech on the 4th of July. What nerve!

Those are the same Americans that wanted to make flag burning illegal and book burning a national sport. Stop looking for consistency.


I wasn't. Just strikes me as funny to condemn the defense of pretty much the #1 example of protected political speech - beating up on effigies.
 
2012-07-04 03:45:25 PM
I don't have a problem with it, I fully intend to piss on some presidential graves before I die.

Reagan is one of them.
 
2012-07-04 03:45:27 PM
They have every right to express their opinions that way, and I am just sure that these Americans would support my first amendment rights when I'm out in the st- *snrk* Nah, I can't say that with a straight face. These farks would be the first to call the cops.
 
2012-07-04 03:45:51 PM
Happy Independence Day you American Farkers!

To honor this day,

- I will spell "honor" without the "u" you deem superfluous.
- I won't mention any thing that Canada do better than the US
- I will drink a watery American beer (perhaps a dozen) in your honor this evening
 
2012-07-04 03:46:14 PM

terriblist: skullkrusher: terriblist: Gotta love all the people in the comments defending this crap. A whole lotta Bbbbut Bush Effigy!

stupid Americans defending a textbook example of political speech on the 4th of July. What nerve!

What part of "bbbbut Bush effigy" do you not understand? They didn't say "bbbut First Amendment."

/I, on the other hand, would invoke the First Amendment to defend these assclowns. That's all I would invoke.


sounded to me like you were attacking the defense of political speech, not how they were defending it. My apologies
 
2012-07-04 03:46:28 PM

skullkrusher: terriblist: Gotta love all the people in the comments defending this crap. A whole lotta Bbbbut Bush Effigy!

stupid Americans defending a textbook example of political speech on the 4th of July. What nerve!


This
images.nymag.com
Is the same as this
i.dailymail.co.uk

Got it.
 
2012-07-04 03:46:36 PM

NeverDrunk23: And can they even mention one REAL policy reason they dislike Obama?


Socialism. Black socialism.
 
2012-07-04 03:46:46 PM

rustypouch: Interesting.

I seem to recall, five or six years ago, Republicans saying that if you don't fully support the President, you're with the terrorists.

I wonder what dark shadow could have blackened the hearts of these people.


Maybe it's that the guy who's near the Big Red Button is a person who annoys them with his constant monkeying around, and that he's a person of colorful rhetoric more than substance.
 
2012-07-04 03:47:38 PM

skullkrusher: thamike: skullkrusher: terriblist: Gotta love all the people in the comments defending this crap. A whole lotta Bbbbut Bush Effigy!

stupid Americans defending a textbook example of political speech on the 4th of July. What nerve!

Those are the same Americans that wanted to make flag burning illegal and book burning a national sport. Stop looking for consistency.

I wasn't. Just strikes me as funny to condemn the defense of pretty much the #1 example of protected political speech - beating up on effigies.


You're being obtuse. I condemned the "Bbbbut Bush effigy" defense specifically; aka, it's OK to be an assclown because both sides do it. When one does that, one defends the content of what's "said," not the mere right to say it. Which makes one an assclown.
 
2012-07-04 03:47:53 PM
This company sells "zombie" targets that look suspiciously like Obama in green makeup.


Link


I'm sure it's only a coincidence, though.
 
2012-07-04 03:48:25 PM
A rodeo is a political event?
 
2012-07-04 03:48:53 PM

mrshowrules: Happy Independence Day you American Farkers!

To honor this day,

- I will spell "honor" without the "u" you deem superfluous.
- I won't mention any thing that Canada do better than the US
- I will drink a watery American beer (perhaps a dozen) in your honor this evening


So no mentions of hockey, health care, cannabis and hockey from you today, then?
 
2012-07-04 03:49:41 PM
Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
 
2012-07-04 03:49:55 PM
So will the Secret Service interview the whole town? LOL.
 
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