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(ABC 7 Fort Myers)   After uninsured father's 'totally curable' death by cancer, pro-healthcare FL teen combines Confederate flag with the President's Hope poster to create Rednecks For Obama: 'We're rednecks, but we're not racists'   (abc-7.com) divider line 84
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2012-08-10 11:46:47 AM  
Right idea, wrong approach.
 
2012-08-10 11:48:15 AM  
How can the heat he is taking for refusing to release his taxes possibly be worse than what is in them? Serious question. There is a new allegation or innuendo every single day and it will not go away. He has to know its not going to go away. He also has to know that him trying to change the subject to the Obama administrations handling of the economy is not working.

This campaign is turning out to be worse than Mondale, Kerry, and Goldwater combined.
 
2012-08-10 11:58:29 AM  
Yes to the "Rednecks for Obama" concept, no to the use of the Confederate flag. Regardless of their personal intentions, that flag still has strong symbolism for blacks in this country, and while some people (white and black) may get where they're coming from, many others won't. Just my $0.02.

sammyk: How can the heat he is taking for refusing to release his taxes possibly be worse than what is in them? Serious question. There is a new allegation or innuendo every single day and it will not go away. He has to know its not going to go away. He also has to know that him trying to change the subject to the Obama administrations handling of the economy is not working.

This campaign is turning out to be worse than Mondale, Kerry, and Goldwater combined.


Don't forget McGovern and Dukakis. Incidentally, the last time my father voted for a non-Republican Presidential candidate prior to 2008 was 1972, when he voted for McGovern. My dad loathed Richard Nixon, and that was even before Watergate. I don't know who my dad is voting for his year, but it sure as shiat isn't Mitt Romney.
 
2012-08-10 12:15:19 PM  

Coco LaFemme: Yes to the "Rednecks for Obama" concept, no to the use of the Confederate flag. Regardless of their personal intentions, that flag still has strong symbolism for blacks in this country, and while some people (white and black) may get where they're coming from, many others won't. Just my $0.02.

sammyk: How can the heat he is taking for refusing to release his taxes possibly be worse than what is in them? Serious question. There is a new allegation or innuendo every single day and it will not go away. He has to know its not going to go away. He also has to know that him trying to change the subject to the Obama administrations handling of the economy is not working.

This campaign is turning out to be worse than Mondale, Kerry, and Goldwater combined.

Don't forget McGovern and Dukakis. Incidentally, the last time my father voted for a non-Republican Presidential candidate prior to 2008 was 1972, when he voted for McGovern. My dad loathed Richard Nixon, and that was even before Watergate. I don't know who my dad is voting for his year, but it sure as shiat isn't Mitt Romney.


I also posted in the wrong thread. DoH! Sorry inadvertant threadjack.
 
2012-08-10 12:16:08 PM  
If you don't want people to see you as being racist, you'd better remove the racist symbol from your flag then. Just sayin'.
 
2012-08-10 12:29:59 PM  
They've been around for awhile.
graphics8.nytimes.com
 
2012-08-10 12:30:03 PM  
How does he know the cancer was curable?

And he said "if he had good insurance". Did he have bad insurance? What sort of insurance doesn't cover cancer. Or was it bad doctors?
 
2012-08-10 12:36:21 PM  

minoridiot: How does he know the cancer was curable?

And he said "if he had good insurance". Did he have bad insurance? What sort of insurance doesn't cover cancer. Or was it bad doctors?


Perhaps he meant his uncle didn't have medical coverage to have routine screening for prostate cancer.

/Prostate self-examinations don't count.
 
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2012-08-10 01:15:50 PM  

minoridiot: How does he know the cancer was curable?


Maybe he read up on it, seeing as it's what his father died of and all.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-08-10 01:25:07 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: If you don't want people to see you as being racist, you'd better remove the racist symbol from your flag then. Just sayin'.


The people the flag is supposed to influence don't see it as a racist symbol.
 
2012-08-10 01:27:02 PM  

djkutch: They've been around for awhile.
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That pic is EPIC.
 
2012-08-10 02:10:30 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: djkutch: They've been around for awhile.
[graphics8.nytimes.com image 533x344]

That pic is EPIC.


I love the grin on Obama's face.
 
2012-08-10 02:12:48 PM  

minoridiot: How does he know the cancer was curable?

And he said "if he had good insurance". Did he have bad insurance? What sort of insurance doesn't cover cancer. Or was it bad doctors?


Why are you pointing out poor Redneck grammar?
 
2012-08-10 02:12:57 PM  
Well their hearts are probably in the right place. I mean considering redneck support of Obama hovers right around the margin of error, it seems worth supporting. At least they're headed in the right direction. Who knows a couple more years and a little more education - anything is possible.
 
2012-08-10 02:13:13 PM  

Coco LaFemme: Yes to the "Rednecks for Obama" concept, no to the use of the Confederate flag. Regardless of their personal intentions, that flag still has strong symbolism for blacks in this country, and while some people (white and black) may get where they're coming from, many others won't. Just my $0.02.


I've always loved the fact that a symbol of armed rebellion against a duly-elected government is a mark of honor. No other nation on the planet would allow the symbol of the losing side of a rebellion to be even be displayed.
 
2012-08-10 02:13:36 PM  
Sorry it took an actual death of a loved one to wake this guy up, but there it is.
 
2012-08-10 02:13:49 PM  

kxs401: PC LOAD LETTER: djkutch: They've been around for awhile.
[graphics8.nytimes.com image 533x344]

That pic is EPIC.

I love the grin on Obama's face.


That's definitely an "Oh you!" grin.
 
2012-08-10 02:14:13 PM  

kxs401: I love the grin on Obama's face.


That's one of the reasons I like Obama. If he's out in the world, and not doing something prepared, he always seems constantly amazed at the fact that he's President and people like him and you can just mentally see him going 'HOLY SHIAT THIS IS AWESOME!'
 
2012-08-10 02:14:19 PM  
Ryan explained his uncle Tony has been a big part of his life - especially since his father died of cancer 10-years ago. "If he had good health insurance it would be totally curable - prostate cancer," Ryan said. And it's that idea - healthcare reform - that steered Ryan toward one candidate.

So your father died of cancer and that's what drove you to give a shiat about healthcare reform? That's nice I guess but perhaps had people like you and your family been Democrats for the past few decades because you cared about other people and could imagine it happening to you someday, your father and countless others would still be alive today. Whatevs.
 
2012-08-10 02:14:29 PM  

Bag of Hammers: Sorry it took an actual death of a loved one to wake this guy up, but there it is.


Conservatives are fond of being against things until it affects them directly.
 
2012-08-10 02:14:44 PM  

qorkfiend: kxs401: PC LOAD LETTER: djkutch: They've been around for awhile.
[graphics8.nytimes.com image 533x344]

That pic is EPIC.

I love the grin on Obama's face.

That's definitely an "Oh you!" grin.


I want to see Romney attempt to do that smile without looking smug or condescending
 
2012-08-10 02:15:23 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: djkutch: They've been around for awhile.
[graphics8.nytimes.com image 533x344]

That pic is EPIC.


The guy on the left is also a Cardinals fan.

/Go Cards
 
2012-08-10 02:15:44 PM  

Virulency: qorkfiend: kxs401: PC LOAD LETTER: djkutch: They've been around for awhile.
[graphics8.nytimes.com image 533x344]

That pic is EPIC.

I love the grin on Obama's face.

That's definitely an "Oh you!" grin.

I want to see Romney attempt to do that smile without looking smug or condescending


Error 404: "personable smile" not found.
 
2012-08-10 02:16:14 PM  
afrocityblog.files.wordpress.com

www.laughoutnews.com
 
2012-08-10 02:17:09 PM  
Joe Bageant, a self-admitted redneck, is the author of this book. He explained in his book that poor rednecks vote against their own interest when they vote Republican...
www.workingnet.com
 
2012-08-10 02:17:10 PM  

minoridiot: How does he know the cancer was curable?

And he said "if he had good insurance". Did he have bad insurance? What sort of insurance doesn't cover cancer. Or was it bad doctors?


Not all insurance plans cover 100%. Many have a high deductible and then only pay a percent of the remaining costs. For a lot of people, your insurance covering 80% of the $50,000 to treat it isn't good enough.
 
2012-08-10 02:17:53 PM  

lennavan: Ryan explained his uncle Tony has been a big part of his life - especially since his father died of cancer 10-years ago. "If he had good health insurance it would be totally curable - prostate cancer," Ryan said. And it's that idea - healthcare reform - that steered Ryan toward one candidate.

So your father died of cancer and that's what drove you to give a shiat about healthcare reform? That's nice I guess but perhaps had people like you and your family been Democrats for the past few decades because you cared about other people and could imagine it happening to you someday, your father and countless others would still be alive today. Whatevs.


He's 16 years old. his father died when he was 6. What the fark do you want him to do, borrow Obama's time machine?
 
2012-08-10 02:18:07 PM  

djkutch: They've been around for awhile.
[graphics8.nytimes.com image 533x344]


Obviously an attention getting name. The sign is obviously a way of getting a mention on Fark.
 
2012-08-10 02:19:50 PM  

djkutch: They've been around for awhile.
[graphics8.nytimes.com image 533x344]


Is that a pack of smokes in his pocket?
 
2012-08-10 02:20:08 PM  

Sargun: lennavan: Ryan explained his uncle Tony has been a big part of his life - especially since his father died of cancer 10-years ago. "If he had good health insurance it would be totally curable - prostate cancer," Ryan said. And it's that idea - healthcare reform - that steered Ryan toward one candidate.

So your father died of cancer and that's what drove you to give a shiat about healthcare reform? That's nice I guess but perhaps had people like you and your family been Democrats for the past few decades because you cared about other people and could imagine it happening to you someday, your father and countless others would still be alive today. Whatevs.

He's 16 years old. his father died when he was 6. What the fark do you want him to do, borrow Obama's time machine?


Seriously. This type of comment comes up every time some person has an epiphany and changes their political stance. Instead of "hey, welcome to our side!" it's "fark you for not having been with us the whole time, you self-centered ignorant twat."
 
2012-08-10 02:20:38 PM  

hugram: Joe Bageant, a self-admitted redneck, is the author of this book. He explained in his book that poor rednecks vote against their own interest when they vote Republican...
[www.workingnet.com image 350x530]


Awesome book. If you like that read Rainbow Pie. It is more about his family and the breakdown of rural culture over the years .

Bageant was a damn good writer.

www.joebageant.com
 
2012-08-10 02:22:02 PM  

kxs401: PC LOAD LETTER: djkutch: They've been around for awhile.
[graphics8.nytimes.com image 533x344]

That pic is EPIC.

I love the grin on Obama's face.


Great scene, good photo-op. I'd like to see what happens next. Obama looks like he's going in for a shake with the right hand, but unless that's a weird angle or a shop he'll have to switch to his left.
 
2012-08-10 02:24:52 PM  

AirForceVet: /Prostate self-examinations don't count.


Proper examination and science thrives on repeatability. Just because the last time you self-checked for prostate cancer felt pretty good doesn't mean you shouldn't keep checking regularly. And remember to offer to check your loved ones too. Turnabout is fair play--check your wife for breast cancer while she checks your prostate. Everyone benefits from regular check-ups.
 
2012-08-10 02:25:02 PM  

Virulency: I want to see Romney attempt to do that smile any damn thing without looking smug or condescending

 
2012-08-10 02:26:29 PM  

Erix: Seriously. This type of comment comes up every time some person has an epiphany and changes their political stance. Instead of "hey, welcome to our side!" it's "fark you for not having been with us the whole time, you self-centered ignorant twat."


Sargun: He's 16 years old. his father died when he was 6. What the fark do you want him to do, borrow Obama's time machine?


The target of the post was people like him and I just assumed you'd figure I meant people of voting age.

Sargun: So your father died of cancer and that's what drove you to give a shiat about healthcare reform? That's nice I guess but perhaps had people like you and your family been Democrats for the past few decades because you cared about other people and could imagine it happening to you someday, your father and countless others would still be alive today. Whatevs.

 
2012-08-10 02:26:51 PM  

sabreWulf07: kxs401: PC LOAD LETTER: djkutch: They've been around for awhile.
[graphics8.nytimes.com image 533x344]

That pic is EPIC.

I love the grin on Obama's face.

Great scene, good photo-op. I'd like to see what happens next. Obama looks like he's going in for a shake with the right hand, but unless that's a weird angle or a shop he'll have to switch to his left.


I don't think he can tell from that angle that the guy holding the sign has no right hand.
 
2012-08-10 02:28:32 PM  

Cyclometh: sabreWulf07: kxs401: PC LOAD LETTER: djkutch: They've been around for awhile.
[graphics8.nytimes.com image 533x344]

That pic is EPIC.

I love the grin on Obama's face.

Great scene, good photo-op. I'd like to see what happens next. Obama looks like he's going in for a shake with the right hand, but unless that's a weird angle or a shop he'll have to switch to his left.

I don't think he can tell from that angle that the guy holding the sign has no right hand.


I didn't even notice that! And I checked it twice when reading the Cards fan post.
 
2012-08-10 02:29:37 PM  

Epoch_Zero: Cyclometh: sabreWulf07: kxs401: PC LOAD LETTER: djkutch: They've been around for awhile.
[graphics8.nytimes.com image 533x344]

That pic is EPIC.

I love the grin on Obama's face.

Great scene, good photo-op. I'd like to see what happens next. Obama looks like he's going in for a shake with the right hand, but unless that's a weird angle or a shop he'll have to switch to his left.

I don't think he can tell from that angle that the guy holding the sign has no right hand.

I didn't even notice that! And I checked it twice when reading the Cards fan post.


I think he's going in for a hug.
 
2012-08-10 02:29:42 PM  
Is that a pack of smokes in Obama's pocket?

graphics8.nytimes.com
 
2012-08-10 02:31:35 PM  

hugram: Joe Bageant, a self-admitted redneck, is the author of this book. He explained in his book that poor rednecks vote against their own interest when they vote Republican...
[www.workingnet.com image 350x530]


Wait, you mean they have interests besides outlawing abortions and gheys?
 
2012-08-10 02:32:44 PM  

lennavan: Erix: Seriously. This type of comment comes up every time some person has an epiphany and changes their political stance. Instead of "hey, welcome to our side!" it's "fark you for not having been with us the whole time, you self-centered ignorant twat."

Sargun: He's 16 years old. his father died when he was 6. What the fark do you want him to do, borrow Obama's time machine?

The target of the post was people like him and I just assumed you'd figure I meant people of voting age.

Sargun: So your father died of cancer and that's what drove you to give a shiat about healthcare reform? That's nice I guess but perhaps had people like you and your family been Democrats for the past few decades because you cared about other people and could imagine it happening to you someday, your father and countless others would still be alive today. Whatevs.


Fair enough, and I may have been over the top, but I've seen a similar nasty welcome to recent political converts too many times. Sometimes it takes a big shakeup to re-evaluate long held positions, and I can't really hold it against people if it's not something they think about on a regular basis.
 
2012-08-10 02:33:33 PM  

nyseattitude: Is that a pack of smokes in Obama's pocket?

[graphics8.nytimes.com image 533x344]


and what's up with his massive erection?
 
2012-08-10 02:34:22 PM  
Idiots for Tweedle-dum!
Morons for Tweedle-dee!
Cookies for everyone!*

*may not be any cookies.
 
2012-08-10 02:38:59 PM  

fenianfark: The guy on the left is also a Cardinals fan.


You know who else was a Cardinals fan?

0.tqn.com
 
2012-08-10 02:42:17 PM  
Having been a Yankee all my life, I was wondering, is there a difference between a redneck and a hillbilly? Or the words interchangeable?
 
2012-08-10 02:46:07 PM  

fenianfark: hugram: Joe Bageant, a self-admitted redneck, is the author of this book. He explained in his book that poor rednecks vote against their own interest when they vote Republican...
[www.workingnet.com image 350x530]

Awesome book. If you like that read Rainbow Pie. It is more about his family and the breakdown of rural culture over the years .

Bageant was a damn good writer.

[www.joebageant.com image 150x229]


Another vote for Joe (RIP)
 
2012-08-10 02:48:10 PM  

Lollipop165: Having been a Yankee all my life, I was wondering, is there a difference between a redneck and a hillbilly? Or the words interchangeable?


Hillbillies and rednecks are subsets of white trash that overlap.

To me, hillbillies evokes images of possum stew, moonshine, no electricity, and extreme poverty.

Rednecks involve trucks and confederate flags, shotguns and ball caps and varying economic levels of middle class to poverty.
 
2012-08-10 02:48:49 PM  

meat0918: Lollipop165: Having been a Yankee all my life, I was wondering, is there a difference between a redneck and a hillbilly? Or the words interchangeable?

Hillbillies and rednecks are subsets of white trash that overlap.

To me, hillbillies evokes images of possum stew, moonshine, no electricity, and extreme poverty.

Rednecks involve trucks and confederate flags, shotguns and ball caps and varying economic levels of middle class to poverty.


Put another way, Deliverance vs Larry the Cable Guy.
 
2012-08-10 02:52:23 PM  

Erix: Sargun: lennavan: Ryan explained his uncle Tony has been a big part of his life - especially since his father died of cancer 10-years ago. "If he had good health insurance it would be totally curable - prostate cancer," Ryan said. And it's that idea - healthcare reform - that steered Ryan toward one candidate.

So your father died of cancer and that's what drove you to give a shiat about healthcare reform? That's nice I guess but perhaps had people like you and your family been Democrats for the past few decades because you cared about other people and could imagine it happening to you someday, your father and countless others would still be alive today. Whatevs.

He's 16 years old. his father died when he was 6. What the fark do you want him to do, borrow Obama's time machine?

Seriously. This type of comment comes up every time some person has an epiphany and changes their political stance. Instead of "hey, welcome to our side!" it's "fark you for not having been with us the whole time, you self-centered ignorant twat."


Pretty much this. It drives me nuts seeing comments like this. The most important thing in life is to learn from your mistakes, and sometimes it takes a traumatic, personal experience to make us learn. To reject somebody for that, for simply having been mistaken in the past, is beyond ludicrous.

Ever heard the old saying, "Don't cry over spilled milk"? Well, you shouldn't be a dickwaffle over spilled milk, either.
 
2012-08-10 02:53:12 PM  

meat0918: meat0918: Lollipop165: Having been a Yankee all my life, I was wondering, is there a difference between a redneck and a hillbilly? Or the words interchangeable?

Hillbillies and rednecks are subsets of white trash that overlap.

To me, hillbillies evokes images of possum stew, moonshine, no electricity, and extreme poverty.

Rednecks involve trucks and confederate flags, shotguns and ball caps and varying economic levels of middle class to poverty.

Put another way, Deliverance vs Larry the Cable Guy.


Also, hicks are just northern rednecks. Less abuse of the English language, more bonfires.
 
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