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(CNN)   "Israel GDP per capita is better than Palestine's because Jewish culture is better." Romney, master diplomat at work. I, for one, welcome our new Qatar and Luxembourg overlords   (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com) divider line 415
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2012-07-30 04:20:25 PM  

stewmadness: El Pachuco: "Israel GDP per capita is better than Palestine's because Jewish culture is better."

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Totally. Embargos, import restrictions, 20' concrete perimeter walls, and periodic air and artillery attacks have no discernible effect on an economy.

Fuk Palestine and fuk their people. Stop blowing up kids.


Um...you first?
 
2012-07-30 04:21:49 PM  
Wow.

I'm sure the difference in GDP has nothing to do with the fact that Israel is bombing the shiat out of the Palestinians, or bulldozing their houses, schools, and hospitals.

Jesus Christ, Romney, you are a farking asshole.
 
2012-07-30 04:23:41 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
Nuts like this destroyed the Palestinian economy all in the name of Allah
 
2012-07-30 04:26:03 PM  

turboeli: I'm more offended by Netenyahu for endorsing Romney. That asshole isn't American. So why the hell is he butting into our internal political affairs? Meeting and greeting would have been OK, but Netenyahu crossed that line.


In all fairness, Romney is campaigning in Israel and "butting into their internal political affairs." That kinda invites comments the other way.
 
2012-07-30 04:28:58 PM  

markie_farkie: It would have been hilarious if some mole had peppered his notes with obfuscated ethnic jokes..

"And I am especially proud of Jewish contributions to the world of science. In fact, this week marks the 150th anniversary of the invention of drawn copper wiring, which, as we all know, was created by two bankers who were in a heated battle over the same coin."


Oh god I just my drink all across my monitor. Coworkers looking at me weird(er). Thanks for that!
 
2012-07-30 04:29:08 PM  
Qatar is the supreme culture? Well Al Jazeera is quite frankly an excellent news program...
 
2012-07-30 04:29:14 PM  
Like every other Dem/Rebub in the last half century, Romney will put Israel's safety and security ahead of America's. Fark 'em all.
 
2012-07-30 04:31:40 PM  

ThreadSinger: markie_farkie: It would have been hilarious if some mole had peppered his notes with obfuscated ethnic jokes..

"And I am especially proud of Jewish contributions to the world of science. In fact, this week marks the 150th anniversary of the invention of drawn copper wiring, which, as we all know, was created by two bankers who were in a heated battle over the same coin."

Oh god I just my drink all across my monitor. Coworkers looking at me weird(er). Thanks for that!


I missed that. I leave in 5 minutes, I'll howl about it in the car.
 
2012-07-30 04:32:01 PM  
I can't wait for him to start speaking in Poland. "Say, do you folks like jokes? I've got a couple of classic polish jokes that I'd like to share with you."
 
2012-07-30 04:33:09 PM  
Is it wrong that I laughed my ass off this morning when I heard on NPR that Romney basically said "Jews are good with money"? Should I not have done that?
 
2012-07-30 04:33:25 PM  

smitty04: [upload.wikimedia.org image 200x241]
Nuts like this destroyed the Palestinian economy all in the name of Allah


www.nndb.com
Nuts World leaders like this got rich at the Palestinian expense
 
2012-07-30 04:33:27 PM  

Vodka Zombie: I really do think that Mitt Romney is retarded.


Aspergers, dude.
 
2012-07-30 04:36:20 PM  

rabidarmadillo24: I can't wait for him to start speaking in Poland. "Say, do you folks like jokes? I've got a couple of classic polish jokes that I'd like to share with you."


Poland, the reason your submarines keep sinking is cultural. America may be very rich, but anyone can do what we do with enough grit and tenacity. Sure, your submarine budget is like $75 and a Subway Club card, but it's your culture that insists on installing those screen doors.
 
2012-07-30 04:37:51 PM  
Someone get this guy a plane ticket back to the States ASAP.
He is going to get us into a(nother) war!
 
2012-07-30 04:40:12 PM  
So...wait...so Romney basically said that Jews are good with money?

/I await Tatsuma's outrage
 
2012-07-30 04:42:02 PM  

Vodka Zombie: I really do think that Mitt Romney is retarded.


So what?

He's gonna rule this country and a lot of people are going to get rich.
That's good enough.
 
2012-07-30 04:42:30 PM  

skullkrusher: verbaltoxin: Why doesn't it surprise me that the pampered son born on third base, raised in a faith that proclaims to be the True Church of Jesus Christ Reestablished on Earth, thinks some cultures are superior to others?

some cultures are superior to others. Not sure how that translates to relative economic success but a culture which stones women to death for having an affair is inferior to one which does not. A culture which exalts superstition over science is inferior to one governed by reason and logic.
A culture which destroys the artifacts of the past is inferior to one which preserves them. A culture which revels in narrowmindedness and provincialism is inferior to one which regards the world openly and inquisitively. A culture which promotes war over peace? Inferior. Get the idea?


People make a culture. It doesn't exist on its own in a vaccuum. Cultures are also complex and often contradictory. Just like the people who make it and live it. To say one is inferior is to then say those people are inferior.
 
2012-07-30 04:43:58 PM  

skullkrusher: verbaltoxin: Why doesn't it surprise me that the pampered son born on third base, raised in a faith that proclaims to be the True Church of Jesus Christ Reestablished on Earth, thinks some cultures are superior to others?

some cultures are superior to others. Not sure how that translates to relative economic success but a culture which stones women to death for having an affair is inferior to one which does not. A culture which exalts superstition over science is inferior to one governed by reason and logic.
A culture which destroys the artifacts of the past is inferior to one which preserves them. A culture which revels in narrowmindedness and provincialism is inferior to one which regards the world openly and inquisitively. A culture which promotes war over peace? Inferior. Get the idea?


What culture are you speaking of here, though? Most Muslims don't believe in any of what you said aside from the silly superstitions that most people believe in. Hell, historically Islam is one of the intellectual pillars of human civilization.
 
2012-07-30 04:44:16 PM  

sprawl15: rabidarmadillo24: I can't wait for him to start speaking in Poland. "Say, do you folks like jokes? I've got a couple of classic polish jokes that I'd like to share with you."

Poland, the reason your submarines keep sinking is cultural. America may be very rich, but anyone can do what we do with enough grit and tenacity. Sure, your submarine budget is like $75 and a Subway Club card, but it's your culture that insists on installing those screen doors.


All you need do is change the names.

What is a Polish carpool?
Four Poles in a Cadillac headed to the Welfare office.
 
2012-07-30 04:45:42 PM  
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2012-07-30 04:46:06 PM  
Does "Israeli culture" include the ultra-Orthodox who live off of welfare, avoid military service, and discriminate against women?
 
2012-07-30 04:47:13 PM  
So does Mormonism as a whole harbor the prosperity gospel contagion, or is it only Mitt Romnicus who has become fouled?

/this campaign is unclean
 
2012-07-30 04:48:58 PM  
The only thing this guy is running on is ideas with economy.
... this from a party that wants government out of business.
Maybe I'm not supposed to understand that?

He seems to literally fail at everything else he does.
A vote for him would be ignorant.
 
2012-07-30 04:49:06 PM  

verbaltoxin: People make a culture. It doesn't exist on its own in a vaccuum. Cultures are also complex and often contradictory. Just like the people who make it and live it. To say one is inferior is to then say those people are inferior.


It doesn't say that at all. Of course, people would view their cultures as superior to different ones. After all, it is their culture that helps define societal norms. While we might be shocked a culture would force women to cover from head to toe, they are likely shocked that we are so permissive.
 
2012-07-30 04:50:07 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: skullkrusher: verbaltoxin: Why doesn't it surprise me that the pampered son born on third base, raised in a faith that proclaims to be the True Church of Jesus Christ Reestablished on Earth, thinks some cultures are superior to others?

some cultures are superior to others. Not sure how that translates to relative economic success but a culture which stones women to death for having an affair is inferior to one which does not. A culture which exalts superstition over science is inferior to one governed by reason and logic.
A culture which destroys the artifacts of the past is inferior to one which preserves them. A culture which revels in narrowmindedness and provincialism is inferior to one which regards the world openly and inquisitively. A culture which promotes war over peace? Inferior. Get the idea?

What culture are you speaking of here, though? Most Muslims don't believe in any of what you said aside from the silly superstitions that most people believe in. Hell, historically Islam is one of the intellectual pillars of human civilization.


"Muslim" isn't a culture. There are very progressive Muslims all over the world. There are also very backwards Muslims all over the world as well. Same holds true for people in the West.
 
2012-07-30 04:52:19 PM  

LockeOak: So does Mormonism as a whole harbor the prosperity gospel contagion, or is it only Mitt Romnicus who has become fouled?

/this campaign is unclean


In my experience, having lived in Utah, it's pretty common among Utah Mormons but less so among other Mormons. I imagine it's more prevalent among the rich Mormons, just as I assume it is with rich christians in general, wherever they are.
 
2012-07-30 04:54:50 PM  
Someone should use this trip to create a "Daisy" ad...
 
2012-07-30 04:55:01 PM  
With what group of voters would this comment really cost him?
 
2012-07-30 04:56:39 PM  
Just because they live in the desert and practice a goofy religion and don't drink alcohol is no reason to hate the Palestinians Mormons..
 
2012-07-30 05:10:34 PM  

skullkrusher: verbaltoxin: People make a culture. It doesn't exist on its own in a vaccuum. Cultures are also complex and often contradictory. Just like the people who make it and live it. To say one is inferior is to then say those people are inferior.

It doesn't say that at all. Of course, people would view their cultures as superior to different ones. After all, it is their culture that helps define societal norms. While we might be shocked a culture would force women to cover from head to toe, they are likely shocked that we are so permissive.


So you're saying that if someone from Canada, Japan or somewhere else insulted your culture and said it was inferior, you wouldn't be offended? You'd be fine with that?
 
2012-07-30 05:10:47 PM  
I thought the 'DERP' was strong in Palin, but the 'DERP' is much more powerful in Romney.
 
2012-07-30 05:12:51 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: What a complete dickhead.


Romney is uncut?
 
2012-07-30 05:14:54 PM  

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2012-07-30 05:16:46 PM  

verbaltoxin: skullkrusher: verbaltoxin: People make a culture. It doesn't exist on its own in a vaccuum. Cultures are also complex and often contradictory. Just like the people who make it and live it. To say one is inferior is to then say those people are inferior.

It doesn't say that at all. Of course, people would view their cultures as superior to different ones. After all, it is their culture that helps define societal norms. While we might be shocked a culture would force women to cover from head to toe, they are likely shocked that we are so permissive.

So you're saying that if someone from Canada, Japan or somewhere else insulted your culture and said it was inferior, you wouldn't be offended? You'd be fine with that?


Who gives a fark if someone is insulted? If I someone told you you're ugly, you'd probably be insulted. Would your offense impact the veracity of the statement?
 
2012-07-30 05:18:11 PM  

skullkrusher: verbaltoxin: skullkrusher: verbaltoxin: People make a culture. It doesn't exist on its own in a vaccuum. Cultures are also complex and often contradictory. Just like the people who make it and live it. To say one is inferior is to then say those people are inferior.

It doesn't say that at all. Of course, people would view their cultures as superior to different ones. After all, it is their culture that helps define societal norms. While we might be shocked a culture would force women to cover from head to toe, they are likely shocked that we are so permissive.

So you're saying that if someone from Canada, Japan or somewhere else insulted your culture and said it was inferior, you wouldn't be offended? You'd be fine with that?

Who gives a fark if someone is insulted? If I someone told you you're ugly, you'd probably be insulted. Would your offense impact the veracity of the statement?


In international diplomacy, insulting people as Romney did is frowned upon.
 
2012-07-30 05:20:35 PM  

skullkrusher: verbaltoxin: skullkrusher: verbaltoxin: People make a culture. It doesn't exist on its own in a vaccuum. Cultures are also complex and often contradictory. Just like the people who make it and live it. To say one is inferior is to then say those people are inferior.

It doesn't say that at all. Of course, people would view their cultures as superior to different ones. After all, it is their culture that helps define societal norms. While we might be shocked a culture would force women to cover from head to toe, they are likely shocked that we are so permissive.

So you're saying that if someone from Canada, Japan or somewhere else insulted your culture and said it was inferior, you wouldn't be offended? You'd be fine with that?

Who gives a fark if someone is insulted? If I someone told you you're ugly, you'd probably be insulted. Would your offense impact the veracity of the statement?


You are either the biggest idiot here, or the best troll. I can decide which.

If it's the former, nothing I can say will make it clearer. If it's the latter, you'll never own up to it. There's no use going further, we're done talking.
 
2012-07-30 05:22:50 PM  

Practical_Draconian: [barkersandrubes.files.wordpress.com image 768x614]


Shouldn't he be wearing his magic underwear, lest he gets struck down by Mormon Jesus?

/Dah dah dah dah.
//Stop - Mormon time.
 
2012-07-30 05:26:20 PM  
TFA: "Erekat said Romney ignored the reality that Israeli occupation was main (sic) reason Palestinian areas were suffering economically."


Yes, because as the Syrians, Jordanians, Egyptians and Lebanese have all shown us, Arab populations in the Middle East who aren't occupied by Israel do great for themselves, so the only logical conclusion is that the occupation is the main factor in the disparity in GDP.

WTF...why is it automatically "racist" to suggest that culture DOES make a difference in how successful people are? Why is it "racist" to imply that relative poverty isn't necessarily someone else's fault?


Also, subtroll, as you well know Romney didn't say anything about "Jewish culture" being better. 180+ comments so far, though...10/10.
 
2012-07-30 05:29:51 PM  

verbaltoxin: You are either the biggest idiot here, or the best troll. I can decide which.


hehe convincing.

verbaltoxin: If it's the former, nothing I can say will make it clearer. If it's the latter, you'll never own up to it. There's no use going further, we're done talking.


so this is an admission that whether someone is insulted that someone says their culture is inferior doesn't mean much to whether it actually is?
 
2012-07-30 05:30:39 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: skullkrusher: verbaltoxin: skullkrusher: verbaltoxin: People make a culture. It doesn't exist on its own in a vaccuum. Cultures are also complex and often contradictory. Just like the people who make it and live it. To say one is inferior is to then say those people are inferior.

It doesn't say that at all. Of course, people would view their cultures as superior to different ones. After all, it is their culture that helps define societal norms. While we might be shocked a culture would force women to cover from head to toe, they are likely shocked that we are so permissive.

So you're saying that if someone from Canada, Japan or somewhere else insulted your culture and said it was inferior, you wouldn't be offended? You'd be fine with that?

Who gives a fark if someone is insulted? If I someone told you you're ugly, you'd probably be insulted. Would your offense impact the veracity of the statement?

In international diplomacy, insulting people as Romney did is frowned upon.


Mittens has no idea wtf he's doing. This isn't about him. This conversation is about whether culture A can be inferior to culture B. Of course it can.
 
2012-07-30 05:31:13 PM  

FlashHarry: now i'm realizing that he's an upper-midwest dubya - a harvard-educated, multimillionaire moron who was born on third base and thought he hit a triple.


At least W had some personality. Romney is like Kerry if Kerry was brainless.
 
2012-07-30 05:32:13 PM  

spmkk: Yes, because as the Syrians, Jordanians, Egyptians and Lebanese have all shown us, Arab populations in the Middle East who aren't occupied by Israel do great for themselves, so the only logical conclusion is that the occupation is the main factor in the disparity in GDP.


How do you explain the UAE and Qatar?

Durrrr....
 
2012-07-30 05:32:40 PM  

verbaltoxin: skullkrusher: verbaltoxin: People make a culture. It doesn't exist on its own in a vaccuum. Cultures are also complex and often contradictory. Just like the people who make it and live it. To say one is inferior is to then say those people are inferior.

It doesn't say that at all. Of course, people would view their cultures as superior to different ones. After all, it is their culture that helps define societal norms. While we might be shocked a culture would force women to cover from head to toe, they are likely shocked that we are so permissive.

So you're saying that if someone from Canada, Japan or somewhere else insulted your culture and said it was inferior, you wouldn't be offended? You'd be fine with that?


Why should anyone care about what Canadians say? They're inferior.
 
2012-07-30 05:33:32 PM  

Mrtraveler01: At least W had some personality. Romney is like Kerry if Kerry was brainless.


He's like Bush, Kerry and Sarah Palin's three-way mutant hatechild.
 
2012-07-30 05:33:33 PM  
Romney actually thinks that being Mormon makes him especially favored by God and that other people from other cultures who have been rewarded in this life appreciate and acknowledge his specialness, because they are special too.
 
2012-07-30 05:33:50 PM  

Vodka Zombie: I really do think that Mitt Romney is retardeddoesn't want to be President.


Fixed.

/obvious tag needed?
 
2012-07-30 05:34:00 PM  

skullkrusher: Philip Francis Queeg: skullkrusher: verbaltoxin: skullkrusher: verbaltoxin: People make a culture. It doesn't exist on its own in a vaccuum. Cultures are also complex and often contradictory. Just like the people who make it and live it. To say one is inferior is to then say those people are inferior.

It doesn't say that at all. Of course, people would view their cultures as superior to different ones. After all, it is their culture that helps define societal norms. While we might be shocked a culture would force women to cover from head to toe, they are likely shocked that we are so permissive.

So you're saying that if someone from Canada, Japan or somewhere else insulted your culture and said it was inferior, you wouldn't be offended? You'd be fine with that?

Who gives a fark if someone is insulted? If I someone told you you're ugly, you'd probably be insulted. Would your offense impact the veracity of the statement?

In international diplomacy, insulting people as Romney did is frowned upon.

Mittens has no idea wtf he's doing. This isn't about him. This conversation is about whether culture A can be inferior to culture B. Of course it can.


Please rank the following cultures in order of superiority:

United States
France
Canada
Bolivia
Australia
Israel
Palestine
Jordan
Japan
Russia
 
2012-07-30 05:35:31 PM  
Well, Europeans won the war with Indians, so, I'm not sure why we keep celebrating a lesser culture.
I just hope the Chinese don't have boats.
 
2012-07-30 05:35:43 PM  

DamnYankees: As appalling as this is, I cant think of any constituency in US politics which would punish him for it.


No one seems to have noticed yet, but in the same sentence he also took a shiat on Mexican culture. Not that he was going to win many hispanics, but he certainly can't afford to lose even more of them.
 
2012-07-30 05:37:10 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Please rank the following cultures in order of superiority:


Prediction: a pedantic denial that none of those countries are cultures.
Fark: for pages
 
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