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2012-08-05 09:05:26 AM
Uh...I think the takeaway here is that some people are looking for an excuse to biatch.
 
2012-08-05 09:20:28 AM
boo farking hoo. a couple of presidents ago, it wouldn't have been a bat in his hand while he was on the phone...
 
2012-08-05 09:25:46 AM
Yeah, I mean it's not like it's well-known that Obama is a big baseball fan or anything.
 
2012-08-05 09:25:54 AM
Hmmm...

"The photo reveals from whom our Prime Minister receives orders to rule the country," Metin Lutfi Baydar, an opposition politician for Turkey's Republican People's Party (CHP) party, said in a statement.

Another CHP leader, party vice president Umut Oran, called the picture "an implicit insult to Turkey and its citizens" in Parliament, Reuters reports.


I think we can file this away under, "Horseshiat the opposition party will say no matter what." Good of the Daily News to blow it out of proportion.
 
2012-08-05 09:39:53 AM
There's really a stealth retardation aspect here. The outrage is that Obama is holding a baseball bat while on the phone with a foreign head of state.

The outrage is that he's doing something visually maybe-sort-of-kind-of-offensive while on the phone.

The outrage is that HE DOESN'T LOOK INOFFENSIVE ON THE PHONE.
 
2012-08-05 09:42:15 AM
Hey look! Turkish Republicans are whiny biatches, too!
 
2012-08-05 09:49:43 AM
If it had been a cricket bat he'd have locked tons of new immigrant votes.
 
2012-08-05 09:53:09 AM
assets.nydailynews.com

This photo obviously portrays aggression and control over the subject on the other end of the phone line. WTF is this guys problem?!
 
2012-08-05 10:16:12 AM
I'm probably going about this all wrong, but how do they know who's on the other end of the line? It might be Michelle
 
2012-08-05 11:20:57 AM
Another day, another fake outrage. Boring.
 
2012-08-05 11:41:28 AM
assets.nydailynews.com
A man becomes preeminent, he's expected to have enthusiasms. Enthusiasms, enthusiasms... What are mine? What draws my admiration? What is that which gives me joy? Baseball! A man stands alone at the plate. This is the time for what? For individual achievement. There he stands alone. But in the field, what? Part of a team. Teamwork... Looks, throws, catches, hustles. Part of one big team. Bats himself the live-long day, Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and so on. If his team don't field... what is he? You follow me? No one. Sunny day, the stands are full of fans. What does he have to say? I'm goin' out there for myself. But... I get nowhere unless the team wins.
 
2012-08-05 11:45:14 AM
So, NOW is Sarah Palin automatically President and Obama has to be the bathroom attendant in Congress? These rules are so confusing.
 
2012-08-05 11:47:51 AM
Yeaaah, I'm in Turkey at the moment and there's not a log of outrage. Just some butthurt from opposition politicians trying to stir up sh*t.
 
2012-08-05 11:48:28 AM
Log, lot, you get the point.
 
2012-08-05 12:30:38 PM
I guess they have solved every other injustice in the world.
 
2012-08-05 12:31:21 PM

coco ebert: Yeaaah, I'm in Turkey at the moment and there's not a log of outrage. Just some butthurt from opposition politicians trying to stir up sh*t.


This is weak sauce even by Daily News standards. They may as well start running random pictures of Obama with captions that read, "He's a bad man!"
 
2012-08-05 12:35:48 PM

St_Francis_P: coco ebert: Yeaaah, I'm in Turkey at the moment and there's not a log of outrage. Just some butthurt from opposition politicians trying to stir up sh*t.

This is weak sauce even by Daily News standards. They may as well start running random pictures of Obama with captions that read, "He's a bad black man!"


/FTFM
 
2012-08-05 12:36:01 PM
I noticed he was also black while on that phone call. WTF is that?
 
2012-08-05 12:42:12 PM
There should only be concern and outrage if he had a *cricket* bat in his hand.
 
2012-08-05 12:43:37 PM
no no they were yelling yoooooouuuuukkkk
 
2012-08-05 12:44:19 PM
www.motifake.com
Also a baseball lover from Chicago.


/dumbest faux-outrage event I've read this weekend fwiw
 
Pud [TotalFark]
2012-08-05 12:46:46 PM
OMG .... A black man with a stick.

assets.nydailynews.com

Seems like a good time to panic, if you ask me.


/Also, it's a black man on a black phone holding a white stick. This means something, I don't know what ....but it surely means something.
 
2012-08-05 01:00:57 PM
Obama killed a turkey with a baseball bat and we're just making jokes about it? Where's the outrage? President Palin would appoint turkeys to cabinet positions to avoid this sort of thing.
 
2012-08-05 01:11:53 PM
Why is this being reported as a failure of the Obama publicity team instead of a baseless faux outrage by some Turkish nut jobs with nothing better to whine about?
 
2012-08-05 01:13:59 PM

beantowndog: Obama killed a turkey with a baseball bat and we're just making jokes about it? Where's the outrage? President Palin would appoint turkeys to cabinet positions to avoid this sort of thing.


Yeah, not so much.

www.televisioninternet.com

/yeah, yeah, you meant the mammalian variety of turkey
 
2012-08-05 01:14:03 PM

propasaurus: Why is this being reported as a failure of the Obama publicity team instead of a baseless faux outrage by some Turkish nut jobs with nothing better to whine about?


Hint:

img0.fark.net
 
2012-08-05 01:20:38 PM
So, can we safely assume he was speaking softly?
 
2012-08-05 01:21:32 PM
Can someone explain to me WHY they're outraged? I mean, I get it, they're "outraged". It's just the opposing party trying to scream and yell to gain publicity. I understand it's completely a non-issue. But I would like to understand the internal logic here... What about this photo is so utterly offensive?

Is it cause he has a bat?
 
2012-08-05 01:24:10 PM

Will-Mun: Can someone explain to me WHY they're outraged? I mean, I get it, they're "outraged". It's just the opposing party trying to scream and yell to gain publicity. I understand it's completely a non-issue. But I would like to understand the internal logic here... What about this photo is so utterly offensive?

Is it cause he has a bat?


Hint: who is the person they're outraged about?
 
2012-08-05 01:25:28 PM

Will-Mun: Can someone explain to me WHY they're outraged? I mean, I get it, they're "outraged". It's just the opposing party trying to scream and yell to gain publicity. I understand it's completely a non-issue. But I would like to understand the internal logic here... What about this photo is so utterly offensive?

Is it cause he has a bat?


Where'd he get that bat? Did he get it from a helpless Little League kid? A white kid, who trusted him because he's supposedly our "President"? I'm just asking questions.
 
2012-08-05 01:51:52 PM
If only you folks knew what I was holding while posting in this thread...
 
2012-08-05 01:55:42 PM
The freepers must be confused. On the one hand, Obama is being criticized. On the other hand, Muslims are upset. What to do, what to do.
 
2012-08-05 01:56:59 PM

St_Francis_P: Where'd he get that bat? Did he get it from a helpless Little League kid? A white kid, who trusted him because he's supposedly our "President"? I'm just asking questions.


Nope, full-sized bat, not a little league bat. Obviously he stole it from a stadium full of fans to deprive as many as 100k people at once of the simple joy of America's favorite pastime.
 
2012-08-05 01:57:09 PM

St_Francis_P: Uh...I think the takeaway here is that some people are looking for an excuse to biatch.


It's the #1 desired resource in the world today.
 
2012-08-05 01:58:10 PM
I bet the Turkish politicians that are outraged had a unexpected boost to their bank accounts recently.
 
2012-08-05 01:59:47 PM
img84.imageshack.us

"They used to call me crazy joe brown Barry, but now you can call me BATMAN"
 
2012-08-05 02:01:06 PM
See, I'm trying my damndest to understand the issue here and coming up short.
The only thing I can even remotely think of is perhaps holding a stick/rod/staff/whatever holds some sort of symbolism in Turkish culture.

Someone more knowledgeable on the subject help me out?
 
2012-08-05 02:01:22 PM
Turkey's Republican People's Party

Typical Republican behavior. Blame Obama for everything.
 
2012-08-05 02:03:44 PM
The take away from that photo is clearly,

"Now, go make me a TURKEY SAMMICH, BIATCHES!!!"
 
2012-08-05 02:06:51 PM
What they see:
media.theync.com
 
2012-08-05 02:07:04 PM

doyner: If only you folks knew what I was holding while posting in this thread...


Obama's "bat"?
 
2012-08-05 02:07:40 PM
HISTORY'S. GREATEST. MONSTER.
 
2012-08-05 02:08:31 PM
"The photo reveals from whom our Prime Minister receives orders to rule the country," Metin Lutfi Baydar, an opposition politician for Turkey's Republican People's Party (CHP) party, said in a statement.

Yeah, no. How bout, "Go fark yourself."
 
2012-08-05 02:09:03 PM
Well Obama should just pack it in right now then. The Turkish opposition leader? I mean...wow.
 
2012-08-05 02:10:40 PM
How do you say Armenian genocide in Turkish?
 
2012-08-05 02:11:27 PM
LBJ, that man knew how to make a call and get things done, no baseball bat needed.

/He probably required more nut room then Obama too.
 
2012-08-05 02:11:55 PM
Don't fool yourselves. Batbongo will kill you and everyone you love with his socialouisevillesluggerism.
 
2012-08-05 02:12:00 PM
So much room for improvement....
monkeypuzzlepress.com
 
2012-08-05 02:12:04 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: So, NOW is Sarah Palin automatically President and Obama has to be the bathroom attendant in Congress? These rules are so confusing.


This means Sarah Palin is automatically President and Obama has to coach a team of plucky losers to an unlikely victory, and maybe, just maybe, learn a little something about himself.
 
2012-08-05 02:12:17 PM

coco ebert: Log, lot, you get the point.


That's good, because an outrage log sounds kinda icky
 
2012-08-05 02:16:35 PM

Nuclear Monk: So much room for improvement....
[monkeypuzzlepress.com image 500x543]


I'm really concerned about the lack of safe firearm handling practices in that photo.
 
2012-08-05 02:19:57 PM
Baseball is America's national pastime and is as sacred as apple pie and the stars and stripes. In the olden days Republicans would have bombed Istanbul. *adjusts onion on belt*
 
2012-08-05 02:23:00 PM

Jim_Callahan: St_Francis_P: Where'd he get that bat? Did he get it from a helpless Little League kid? A white kid, who trusted him because he's supposedly our "President"? I'm just asking questions.

Nope, full-sized bat, not a little league bat. Obviously he stole it from a stadium full of fans to deprive as many as 100k people at once of the simple joy of America's favorite pastime.


Na. It was Hank Aaron's bat. He retired awhile back.
 
2012-08-05 02:25:53 PM
championsblog.files.wordpress.com

This is an out pitch!
 
2012-08-05 02:26:24 PM
....having a good solid piece of wood in your hand is quite often...useful...... Ian Faith
 
2012-08-05 02:26:28 PM

Neeek: Jim_Callahan: St_Francis_P: Where'd he get that bat? Did he get it from a helpless Little League kid? A white kid, who trusted him because he's supposedly our "President"? I'm just asking questions.

Nope, full-sized bat, not a little league bat. Obviously he stole it from a stadium full of fans to deprive as many as 100k people at once of the simple joy of America's favorite pastime.

Na. It was Hank Aaron's bat. He retired awhile back.


yet another job lost under Obama
 
2012-08-05 02:29:59 PM

Atillathepun: Neeek: Jim_Callahan: St_Francis_P: Where'd he get that bat? Did he get it from a helpless Little League kid? A white kid, who trusted him because he's supposedly our "President"? I'm just asking questions.

Nope, full-sized bat, not a little league bat. Obviously he stole it from a stadium full of fans to deprive as many as 100k people at once of the simple joy of America's favorite pastime.

Na. It was Hank Aaron's bat. He retired awhile back.

yet another job lost under Obama


I guess a white guy's bat was too good for him?
 
2012-08-05 02:35:51 PM

propasaurus: Why is this being reported as a failure of the Obama publicity team instead of a baseless faux outrage by some Turkish nut jobs with nothing better to whine about?


Because the NY Post and the Daily News have been in a decades long race to the bottom.
 
2012-08-05 02:36:33 PM
It's nobody's business but the Turks'.
 
2012-08-05 02:37:23 PM
CHICAGO POLITICS!
 
2012-08-05 02:37:40 PM

propasaurus: Atillathepun: Neeek: Jim_Callahan: St_Francis_P: Where'd he get that bat? Did he get it from a helpless Little League kid? A white kid, who trusted him because he's supposedly our "President"? I'm just asking questions.

Nope, full-sized bat, not a little league bat. Obviously he stole it from a stadium full of fans to deprive as many as 100k people at once of the simple joy of America's favorite pastime.

Na. It was Hank Aaron's bat. He retired awhile back.

yet another job lost under Obama

I guess a white guy's bat was too good for him?


Hank Aaron's nickname was "Hammerin'" Hank. Obama's favorite sportswriter is John Sickels. Coincidence? I think not. You can't make this stuff up!
 
2012-08-05 02:38:20 PM

Fark Dupp: ....having a good solid piece of wood in your hand is quite often...useful...... Ian Faith


"nothin' like a good piece of hickory" -C. Eastwood
 
2012-08-05 02:38:41 PM
Okay, and...?
 
2012-08-05 02:42:23 PM
Talk softly and carry a big stick?
 
2012-08-05 02:47:52 PM
assets.nydailynews.com

A US President speaking softly to an ally while wielding what amounts to a big stick?

pileusblog.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-05 02:52:01 PM
This is an outrage! It should have been a cricket bat:

im.rediff.com
 
2012-08-05 02:54:00 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Yeah, I mean it's not like it's well-known that Obama is a big baseball fan or anything.


OBAMA IS A BIG BA-
SEBALL FAN
 
2012-08-05 02:59:02 PM

Biological Ali: This is an outrage! It should have been a cricket bat:

[im.rediff.com image 460x500]


He's clearly going for that guy's knee. Just another example of Chicago-style politics.
 
2012-08-05 03:01:12 PM
I love how the right seems determined to stick with this "Fartbongo insults our allies!" thing after Rmoney's first big international trip turned into a gaffe-fest of international proportions where he did indeed directly insult some of our allies.

Yeah, I know this is starting in Turkey, but I'm sure this is going to be all over the right wing blogosphere.
 
2012-08-05 03:01:37 PM

St_Francis_P: Uh...I think the takeaway here is that some people are looking for an excuse to biatch.


Came here to say that.

If you want to be offended, you can find something wrong with a picture of a cute puppy.
 
2012-08-05 03:03:56 PM

Bloody William: There's really a stealth retardation aspect here. The outrage is that Obama is holding a baseball bat while on the phone with a foreign head of state.

The outrage is that he's doing something visually maybe-sort-of-kind-of-offensive while on the phone.

The outrage is that HE DOESN'T LOOK INOFFENSIVE ON THE PHONE.


In related news, look at that biatch eatin' crackers like she owns the place.
 
2012-08-05 03:04:39 PM
this is bad news bears...for Obama
 
2012-08-05 03:06:00 PM
The Bestest:
See, I'm trying my damndest to understand the issue here and coming up short.

It was really just a failed meme by the Obama White House.

You see, a few weeks ago, one of the trial-balloon Democratic messages was that Romney was "Playing wiffle-ball in the major leagues." They were hoping that people would pick up on that, so they handed Obama a real baseball bat for the photo op, hoping someone would say "Hey, look! Obama's doesn't play Wiffle Ball!"

They just took too long to get the photo out, and managed to do it completely wrong. It might have worked if they'd just had him meeting with a Major Leaguer. Instead, he's just some guy fiddling with a bat while talking on the phone...
 
2012-08-05 03:13:13 PM

St_Francis_P: Uh...I think the takeaway here is that some people are looking for an excuse to biatch.


I was going to agree with you, but the bat was clearly out of its case and he was handling it without gloves, to say nothing of him grinding it into the floor, WTF Fartbongo?! He's trying to destroy America one collectable at a time!

/I bet when he was a kid, he'd go over to other kids' homes and break the thumbs off their GI Joes.
 
2012-08-05 03:13:47 PM
FTFA:
"The photo reveals from whom our Prime Minister receives orders to rule the country"

Do something about it, Turkeys.
 
2012-08-05 03:14:22 PM
OH MA GAWD!!!! HE IS BATMAN!!!!
 
2012-08-05 03:14:53 PM

St_Francis_P: I think we can file this away under, "Horseshiat the opposition party will say no matter what."


That is a mighty big file.
 
2012-08-05 03:17:38 PM
This means Dan Cathy is automatically President/Pope and Obama has to administer a B12 shot to Jose Canseco's ass.
 
2012-08-05 03:18:00 PM
Rupert Murdoch's Daily News is providing a platform for the opposition in Turkey.
 
2012-08-05 03:18:08 PM
The only way this is a story is if Obama told the prime minister that he was going to break his skull with that bat.
 
2012-08-05 03:21:24 PM

Ed Finnerty: I noticed he was also black while on that phone call. WTF is that?


I think you've nailed it.
 
2012-08-05 03:23:38 PM
So Romney is a tax cheat and Obama has a baseball bat.

/both sides are bad so vote republican?
 
2012-08-05 03:23:48 PM
www.oddfilms.com
approves.
 
2012-08-05 03:28:54 PM

Atillathepun:
yet another job lost under Obama


All right, my follow-up was going to be something about it being an attempt to steal the very history of baseball itself, but I think you win.
 
2012-08-05 03:31:10 PM
This is what you might call the logical batshiat insane quality of political discourse these days.
 
2012-08-05 03:32:52 PM
assets0.ordienetworks.com
 
2012-08-05 03:33:00 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: So, NOW is Sarah Palin automatically President and Obama has to be the bathroom attendant in Congress? These rules are so confusing.


No. Sarah Palin is now President and Obama has to sling falafel from a cart in Istanbul while Joe Biden has to take over Mahir Cagri's website.
 
2012-08-05 03:33:07 PM

Xetal: So Romney is a tax cheat and Obama has a baseball bat.

/both sides are bad so vote republican CHP?


Turkey-fried that for you.
 
2012-08-05 03:35:06 PM
What's wierd, reading about the Republican PEople's Party on Wiki they sound like they'd be much closer to supporting Obama then any conservative in the US.
 
2012-08-05 03:35:26 PM
The real scoop here is that when you're the President, you can take any artifact from Warehouse 13 that you want.

/One Claudia Donovan, please.
 
2012-08-05 03:42:11 PM
www.magicmoviemachine.com
 
2012-08-05 03:44:55 PM

FlashHarry: boo farking hoo. a couple of presidents ago, it wouldn't have been a bat in his hand while he was on the phone...


Ya, i'm sure more than one president has held a cigar while talking on the phone.
 
2012-08-05 03:45:43 PM
It's nice to know that derp is not limited to US republitards.
 
2012-08-05 03:46:00 PM

Jim_Callahan: St_Francis_P: Where'd he get that bat? Did he get it from a helpless Little League kid? A white kid, who trusted him because he's supposedly our "President"? I'm just asking questions.

Nope, full-sized bat, not a little league bat. Obviously he stole it from a stadium full of fans to deprive as many as 100k people at once of the simple joy of America's favorite pastime.


Give Obama credit, he tries hard to look American, with his drinking beer, eating cheeseburgers and liking baseball; but because he was born in a foreign land, he'll never fool true patriots.
 
2012-08-05 03:49:42 PM
Hmm. We usually don't get the full-retard-troll headlines on the weekends.
 
2012-08-05 03:56:35 PM
Just stop, GOP. We're laughing at you, not with you.
 
2012-08-05 03:58:23 PM
approves
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-08-05 04:01:33 PM
jake_lex: I love how the right seems determined to stick with this "Fartbongo insults our allies!" thing after Rmoney's first big international trip turned into a gaffe-fest of international proportions where he did indeed directly insult some of our allies.

Yeah, I know this is starting in Turkey, but I'm sure this is going to be all over the right wing blogosphere.


I was fully expecting to hear one of those guys he visited say something like "man, that dude's a clown" while walking away without realizing a mic is still on.
 
2012-08-05 04:04:40 PM
This is possibly the dumbest manufactured outrage ever.

Maybe the freepers thought the President was holding a bumpaddle:

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-08-05 04:05:25 PM
Came for The Untouchables reference. Leaving satisfied, much like after drinking a six of Great Lakes Elliot Ness.
 
2012-08-05 04:05:40 PM
This is Obama's ten year tax-return!!!
 
2012-08-05 04:29:45 PM
Weird because I have a baseball on my desk I constantly pick up and fiddle with while on the phone. I didn't realize that I was either a very large prick or that some people are very large vaginas. Both is an option too.
 
2012-08-05 04:39:10 PM
This, once again, illustrates Obummer's incompetence in foreign diplomacy. He wasn't even concerned with his appearance over the phone to the Turkish Prime Minister.

WTF is this guy's problem?
 
2012-08-05 04:48:32 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-05 05:16:15 PM
WTF? Is this for real? This can't be for real. This is a joke, right?

/WTF ?
 
2012-08-05 05:16:58 PM
maybe he's just trying to intimidate some voters...
 
2012-08-05 05:27:13 PM
El Morro: WTF? Is this for real? This can't be for real. This is a joke, right?

/WTF ?


The editor of the NY Post and News of the World is also the editor in chief of the Daily News now. So, it's probably not meant as a joke.
 
2012-08-05 05:28:39 PM
DubyaHater: This, once again, illustrates Obummer's incompetence in foreign diplomacy. He wasn't even concerned with his appearance over the phone to the Turkish Prime Minister.
WTF is this guy's problem?


www.simpsoncrazy.com

"You'll have to speak up, the President is handling a bat."
 
2012-08-05 05:29:41 PM
vegasj: maybe he's just trying to intimidate some voters...

He'll soon learn that American voters don't intimidate easily like those in Kenya.
 
2012-08-05 05:46:58 PM
You guys are getting slow. It's the only way he can stroke real American wood in the Oval Office, unlike every other President.
 
2012-08-05 05:59:09 PM
Geeze. It's not like he was sitting there dressed only in a Turkish towel. Although that does conjur up a yummy image.
 
2012-08-05 06:51:29 PM

Altitude5280: Geeze. It's not like he was sitting there dressed only in a Turkish towel. Although that does conjur up a yummy image.


Michelle is 5'10" and boy, is she a big woman.

But good luck with that.
 
2012-08-05 07:05:54 PM
Was expecting this one.

sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-08-05 07:29:50 PM

GAT_00: So, can we safely assume he was speaking softly?


Seriously people it took this long for the reference?
 
2012-08-05 08:13:05 PM
I don't think the bat had anything to do with the reaction, subby.
 
2012-08-05 08:15:49 PM

Fart_Machine: GAT_00: So, can we safely assume he was speaking softly?

Seriously people it took this long for the reference?


Obama doesn't speak that softly...
 
2012-08-05 08:34:03 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: There should only be concern and outrage if he had a *cricket* bat in his hand.


Oh, you're a quick one aren't you.

j/k
 
2012-08-05 08:52:42 PM

DeaH: Rupert Murdoch Mort Zuckerman's Daily News is providing a platform for the opposition in Turkey.


They are not the same right-wing oligarch.
 
2012-08-05 10:33:58 PM

St_Francis_P: Uh...I think the takeaway here is that some people are looking for an excuse to biatch.


And apparently, not all of them are on Fox News.
 
2012-08-06 12:07:18 AM

LibertyHiller: DeaH: Rupert Murdoch Mort Zuckerman's Daily News is providing a platform for the opposition in Turkey.

They are not the same right-wing oligarch.


Ah, thank you. That is what I get for just assuming all the trashy rags are published by one guy.
 
2012-08-06 09:11:17 AM
The White House was blindsided by a controversy caused by an Oval Office photo of Barack Obama holding a baseball bat while speaking on the phone with the Turkish prime minister.

...said no one at any respectable periodical.
 
2012-08-06 11:19:19 AM
It's an unfortunate goof, and certainly (or at least presumably) there was no intentional implication from the Administration.

But someone at the White House (whoever is responsible for international messaging or whatever needs to be fired). They just seem to keep stepping on rakes. It's usually all small, unimportant stuff, but after a while it just starts to look like they don't really think about how stuff will play before they do something.

Also, no one in America cares what the Turks think. This story was over before I had a chance tp type this post.
 
2012-08-06 06:09:38 PM

BojanglesPaladin: It's an unfortunate goof, and certainly (or at least presumably) there was no intentional implication from the Administration.

But someone at the White House (whoever is responsible for international messaging or whatever needs to be fired). They just seem to keep stepping on rakes. It's usually all small, unimportant stuff, but after a while it just starts to look like they don't really think about how stuff will play before they do something.

Also, no one in America cares what the Turks think. This story was over before I had a chance tp type this post.


I'd rate this as worse than eating arugula, but not as bad as putting spicy mustard on a cheeseburger. Obviously, this guy has a lot to learn about being a real American.
 
2012-08-06 11:13:29 PM
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