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(The Onion)   Gay Marine Beaten To Bloody Pulp To Fire Up RNC Crowd   (theonion.com) divider line 35
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2012-08-28 10:58:07 PM  
3 votes:
2012-08-28 07:53:26 PM  
3 votes:
Terry Pratchett books are satire.

The Onion is just crap.
2012-08-29 10:28:21 AM  
2 votes:
Ah, perfect satire: it makes people squirm because it's too nuts to be entirely believable, but too believable to be entirely nuts.
2012-08-28 11:44:58 PM  
2 votes:

randomjsa: And while the conservatives approach the edge, the liberals flung themselves off it years ago.


Who's the Democratic equivalent of Michele Bachmann?
Who's the Democratic equivalent of Todd Akin?
Who's the Democratic equivalent of Alan West?
Who's the Democratic equivalent of Louis Gomert?
Who's the Democratic equivalent of Steve King? 
I could do this all freaking night....

What Democrat is claiming to have sniffed out enemies of the state in the form of Communists and Muslim Brotherhood fifth columnists?

This "both sides are bad" shiat is beyond pathetic.
2012-08-28 11:09:47 PM  
2 votes:

MyRandomName: Isn't satire supposed to be clever? This is just a liberal beating off to what he believes conservatives believe. Nothing clever. Just retarded derp.


It's not easy to satirize a group that's so cartoonishly unhinged.
2012-08-28 11:04:45 PM  
2 votes:
Isn't satire supposed to be clever? This is just a liberal beating off to what he believes conservatives believe. Nothing clever. Just retarded derp.
2012-08-28 10:58:13 PM  
2 votes:

AliceBToklasLives: I'm surprised the Onion has not grown increasingly displeased with conservatives as they keep stealing the Onion's material.


The best Onion articles are the ones that are either prophetic or where they don't even have to make anything up for it to be funny.

The most recent favorite of mine is nation celebrates a week without a shooting, and then right after that was posted a shooting happened in NYC, so they added an addendum that made it even funnier.
2012-08-28 10:49:47 PM  
2 votes:

gameshowhost: Has anyone else noticed how conservatives seem to have grown increasingly displeased with The Onion as conservatism has gone farther and farther over the edge?


I'm surprised the Onion has not grown increasingly displeased with conservatives as they keep stealing the Onion's material.
2012-08-28 10:11:34 PM  
2 votes:
Has anyone else noticed how conservatives seem to have grown increasingly displeased with The Onion as conservatism has gone farther and farther over the edge?

It's almost like butthurt, but with more crying.
2012-08-28 09:01:45 PM  
2 votes:
The RNC isn't over yet, people. It could happen.

I wish I wasn't serious.
2012-08-28 08:53:25 PM  
2 votes:
dtdstudios.com
2012-08-28 07:57:37 PM  
2 votes:
i56.tinypic.com

when satire comes this close to the truth... we have almost reached poe's singularity.
2012-08-28 07:46:27 PM  
2 votes:
That's not funny, that's just obscene.
2012-08-29 06:17:55 PM  
1 votes:
I enjoyed the article, but it could have had a better "punchline" from Romney in light of what actually happened at the RNC yesterday: "This is how we feed Republicans." Nice red meat!
2012-08-29 06:50:43 AM  
1 votes:

Captain Dan: There's a difference between an angry diatribe and a satire, and The Onion is missing the distinction here.


It's no more of an angry diatribe than this is an angry diatribe. The only difference is that Republicans actually have a "silly hats only" rule, the Onion is just exaggerating the response to that.
2012-08-29 01:18:20 AM  
1 votes:

aaronx: Yeah, it was tough, but the current GOP has gone so far out there by this point in time that satire has to go pretty far, too, to stay within striking distance.


I guess you don't remember the GOP crowd booing an active duty Marine on national television at the debates because he is gay.

I remember it very well.
2012-08-29 12:17:55 AM  
1 votes:

Lionel Mandrake: quatchi: kaitou: I would rather find out more/get confirmation about this:

@DavidShuster: GOP attendee ejected for throwing nuts at African American CNN camera woman + saying "This is how we feed animals." @TakeActionNews #TAN

You are totally the real racist for pointing this act of racism out.

I hope you're proud of yourself!

Seriously, if true that shiat is too dumb for words.

Farking yeesh.

If Romney's not careful, he's going to lose that precious 0% of the black vote.


Advisor: Oh my God, you actually have a negative percentage of the black vote thanks to the peanuts guy. Say something that will help you.
Romney: I saw my father march with Martin Luther King.
Advisor: That won't work.
Romney: Black people are people, my friend.
Advisor: ... Try something else.
Romney: Peanuts. Salty. Animal food.
Advisor: *shoots himself in the head*
Romney's Dog: *begins to chew on advisor's corpse*
Romney: Who let the dogs out? Who, who who who?
2012-08-29 12:11:14 AM  
1 votes:

Lionel Mandrake: quatchi: kaitou: I would rather find out more/get confirmation about this:

@DavidShuster: GOP attendee ejected for throwing nuts at African American CNN camera woman + saying "This is how we feed animals." @TakeActionNews #TAN

You are totally the real racist for pointing this act of racism out.

I hope you're proud of yourself!

Seriously, if true that shiat is too dumb for words.

Farking yeesh.

If Romney's not careful, he's going to lose that precious 0% of the black vote.


Allen West and Condi will keep at 0.00004%, the same amount as voter fraud.
2012-08-29 12:11:11 AM  
1 votes:

Gwyrddu: AliceBToklasLives: I'm surprised the Onion has not grown increasingly displeased with conservatives as they keep stealing the Onion's material.

The best Onion articles are the ones that are either prophetic or where they don't even have to make anything up for it to be funny.

The most recent favorite of mine is nation celebrates a week without a shooting, and then right after that was posted a shooting happened in NYC, so they added an addendum that made it even funnier.


My favorite,, "Bush: 'Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over'
"

Man, did they ever call that.
2012-08-28 11:54:12 PM  
1 votes:

kaitou: I would rather find out more/get confirmation about this:

@DavidShuster: GOP attendee ejected for throwing nuts at African American CNN camera woman + saying "This is how we feed animals." @TakeActionNews #TAN


It's not much, but it's something
2012-08-28 11:46:39 PM  
1 votes:

randomjsa: Actually Republicans started having a problem with "The Onion" reality when it started to become another shill for liberals.


FTFY
2012-08-28 11:29:25 PM  
1 votes:
The marine's body has a way to shut that whole thing down.
2012-08-28 11:28:58 PM  
1 votes:

gameshowhost: Has anyone else noticed how conservatives seem to have grown increasingly displeased with The Onion as conservatism has gone farther and farther over the edge?


Same goes for Jon Stewart. The tighty-righties that I know (which, alas, includes friend and family) actually believe that he is the one who has gone off the deep end. 

Me: Jon Stewart had an awesome bit about the assassination of Osama bin Laden
My Mother: He must have been heart broken. (She was serious. She actually believed that the death of bin Laden would have been sad news for Jon Stewart)
Me: I see no reason to continue this conversation. My fault for bringing it up in the first place.
2012-08-28 11:28:05 PM  
1 votes:
2012-08-28 11:10:12 PM  
1 votes:

MyRandomName: Isn't satire supposed to be clever? This is just a liberal beating off to what he believes conservatives believe. Nothing clever. Just retarded derp.


Nope, no "clever" requirement in satire: "Satire is primarily a literary genre or form, although in practice it can also be found in the graphic and performing arts. In satire, vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, and society itself, into improvement. Although satire is usually meant to be funny, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit as a weapon."
2012-08-28 10:59:18 PM  
1 votes:

Rapmaster2000: How come the Onion never makes jokes about how ugly Mancy Peelosi is? That would be hilarious to point out that a woman in her seventies does not look capable of carrying my seed to term.


The fact that you are even envisioning a scenario that involves you attempting to procreate with Nancy Pelosi speaks volumes....
2012-08-28 10:58:08 PM  
1 votes:
Are some people having a difficult time recalling the GOP debate where audience members booed the gay soldier, and the candidates' lousy reactions to one of their own booing said civil liberty?
2012-08-28 10:47:04 PM  
1 votes:

antidisestablishmentarianism: gameshowhost: Has anyone else noticed how conservatives seem to have grown increasingly displeased with The Onion as conservatism has gone farther and farther over the edge?

It's almost like butthurt, but with more crying.

Probably because their constituents keep getting duped by the articles.


"OMG, damage control! Oh... we *didn't* say that? *phew*"
2012-08-28 10:44:36 PM  
1 votes:
I really, really wanted to think that this went too far, but, reading it all the way through, I don't think it did.

Yeah, it was tough, but the current GOP has gone so far out there by this point in time that satire has to go pretty far, too, to stay within striking distance.
2012-08-28 10:44:26 PM  
1 votes:

brianbankerus: That's not funny, that's just obscene.


It can be both.
2012-08-28 10:43:46 PM  
1 votes:
How come the Onion never makes jokes about how ugly Mancy Peelosi is? That would be hilarious to point out that a woman in her seventies does not look capable of carrying my seed to term.
2012-08-28 10:24:42 PM  
1 votes:

gameshowhost: Has anyone else noticed how conservatives seem to have grown increasingly displeased with The Onion as conservatism has gone farther and farther over the edge?

It's almost like butthurt, but with more crying.


Probably because their constituents keep getting duped by the articles.
2012-08-28 09:32:10 PM  
1 votes:
It's burning Man for teatards.
2012-08-28 08:45:09 PM  
1 votes:

brianbankerus: That's not funny, that's just obscene.


I know, this convention is crazy.
2012-08-28 08:36:27 PM  
1 votes:
I have my doubts that this is actually an Onion link.
 
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