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(Reason Magazine)   Michelle Obama: Hey look me and Barack were poor black people who rose up and struggled. Fact: both grew up rich. Barack went to an elite prep school then to the Ivy's for College and Michelle went to a rich magnet school then the Ivy's   (reason.com) divider line 323
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2012-09-06 10:39:51 AM
Reason.com. Reason. That's the joke.
 
2012-09-06 10:44:42 AM
...according to Joel B. Pollak, Breitbart.com

I'm sure Breitbart was also quite suspicious of Ann Romney's claim that she and Mitt struggled in a basement apartment and used a door on on sawhorses as a dinner table
 
2012-09-06 10:49:13 AM
Yesterday: Obama didn't even go to Columbia, and only got into Harvard just because he's black!

Today: Obama got into the best schools because he is rich!
 
2012-09-06 10:53:48 AM

vernonFL: Yesterday: Obama didn't even go to Columbia, and only got into Harvard just because he's black!

Today: Obama got into the best schools because he is rich!


It's like trying to wrestle with a giant pile of overcooked spaghetti, isn't it?
 
2012-09-06 10:56:51 AM

Sgt Otter: propasaurus: They actually quote The Onion.
The mutherfarkin' Onion.

...and what appears to be untranslated Dutch. WTF?


and a joke twitter account purporting to be the illuminati? why is this link green? haven't we already greenlit the underlying breitbart steaming pile that the blurb is based on?
 
2012-09-06 10:59:39 AM
Yes, Michelle Obama grew up so rich that her family couldn't even afford to put a swing on the swingset in their backyard.

Fark these assholes. The Obamas are the "American Dream" incarnate.
 
2012-09-06 11:01:06 AM

Diogenes: Loved Colgate. Worth every cent, and my parents agree.


Yep, me too. I don't do anything having to do with the degree, but the Colgate (or most small private liberal arts schools, really) experience is amazing preparation to be a well-rounded adult capable of critical thought. I wouldn't trade that experience for the world, even though I'm still paying it off almost 10 years later.
 
2012-09-06 11:09:41 AM

MacEnvy: Diogenes: Loved Colgate. Worth every cent, and my parents agree.

Yep, me too. I don't do anything having to do with the degree, but the Colgate (or most small private liberal arts schools, really) experience is amazing preparation to be a well-rounded adult capable of critical thought. I wouldn't trade that experience for the world, even though I'm still paying it off almost 10 years later.


Yeah, what I do isn't directly applicable to my career. But it has really helped me.

If I could survive Professor Balmuth's Philosophy of Language seminar (and have him advise on my thesis), I can do anything.
 
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2012-09-06 11:13:34 AM

propasaurus: They actually quote The Onion.
The mutherfarkin' Onion.


I don't think that anyone who reads "reason" is going understand the difference between satire and news.

It's still a new low.
 
2012-09-06 11:21:10 AM

Diogenes: MacEnvy: Diogenes: Loved Colgate. Worth every cent, and my parents agree.

Yep, me too. I don't do anything having to do with the degree, but the Colgate (or most small private liberal arts schools, really) experience is amazing preparation to be a well-rounded adult capable of critical thought. I wouldn't trade that experience for the world, even though I'm still paying it off almost 10 years later.

Yeah, what I do isn't directly applicable to my career. But it has really helped me.

If I could survive Professor Balmuth's Philosophy of Language seminar (and have him advise on my thesis), I can do anything.


Ah, ol' Jerry. I used to fix his various Macs when I worked Helpline. Good times.
 
2012-09-06 11:33:00 AM

mediablitz: borg: He grew up upper middle class I don't think they're saying he was "rich" I think they're saying he wasn't dirt poor.

Uh huh... YEAH....

Go ahead. Show us the numbers. Tell us how his grandparents were pulling down high 6 figures.

Come on! You can do it! Something more than "read his book". I have it right here.

Break it down! I'm SURE you aren't completely full of envious shiat and animosity!


While I agree with your sentiment, you do not need to be making "high 6 figures" to be considered upper-middle class.
 
2012-09-06 11:38:06 AM
We need a MediaCheck.org. This is f*cking sad.
 
2012-09-06 11:38:22 AM
I am pretty sure Obama got into the prep school from a SCHOLARSHIP, not because he had rich parents like someone else.

Why do Republicans hate success?
 
2012-09-06 11:38:33 AM
Obama grew up a poor black child? Jerk!
 
2012-09-06 11:38:35 AM

FishyFred: The Obamas are the "American Dream" incarnate.

 
2012-09-06 11:39:24 AM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: mediablitz: borg: He grew up upper middle class I don't think they're saying he was "rich" I think they're saying he wasn't dirt poor.

Uh huh... YEAH....

Go ahead. Show us the numbers. Tell us how his grandparents were pulling down high 6 figures.

Come on! You can do it! Something more than "read his book". I have it right here.

Break it down! I'm SURE you aren't completely full of envious shiat and animosity!

While I agree with your sentiment, you do not need to be making "high 6 figures" to be considered upper-middle class.


But like he said "upper-middle class" is not "rich". Upper class is "rich".
 
2012-09-06 11:39:32 AM

propasaurus: They actually quote The Onion.
The mutherfarkin' Onion.


You mock The Onion, but they do some of the best fact checking around.
 
2012-09-06 11:39:35 AM

propasaurus: Onion


o.onionstatic.com

The Onion is pretty good this week. I disagree with claims of their decline in quality. Their writing hasn't slackened, reality has just become a lot sillier.

Which is a good thing.
 
2012-09-06 11:39:54 AM
HOW DO GRANTS AND STUDENT LOANS WORK YOU GUYS
 
2012-09-06 11:41:41 AM

MacEnvy: Ah, ol' Jerry. I used to fix his various Macs when I worked Helpline. Good times.


I don't even know if he's still around. I missed my 20th this summer and didn't make it up for the old man's 80th bday party the department threw for him.

I remember when I had my first Poli Sci class with Prof. Kaufman (with Monica Crowley, no less, blargh). After I answered the first question he directed at me he said, "Ah. You're one of Jerry's students, aren't you?"
 
2012-09-06 11:42:08 AM
If Mitt Romney woke up with Obama's money he would throw himself out a window.
 
2012-09-06 11:42:36 AM

Lionel Mandrake: I'm sure Breitbart was also quite suspicious of Ann Romney's claim that she and Mitt struggled in a basement apartment and used a door on on sawhorses as a dinner table


It was their son Tagg's basement, who hadn't been born yet but who retroactively maintained ownership of the property.
 
2012-09-06 11:42:53 AM
No one had it easier than the black child of a single white mother in the early sixties.
 
2012-09-06 11:43:28 AM

Diogenes: It's like trying to wrestle with a giant pile of overcooked spaghetti, isn't it?


My god.... it's full of win.
 
2012-09-06 11:43:41 AM
And another thing. The Obamas claim they're in favor of a woman's right to choose.

FACT: Neither Michelle nor either of her daughters have ever had an abortion!!!11

SHARIA LAW, PEOPLE.
 
2012-09-06 11:44:39 AM

propasaurus: They actually quote The Onion.
The mutherfarkin' Onion.


EL

OH

MUTHAFARKIN' EL.

/Holy Crap, Clinton's speech freaked the RWers out
//Seriously...
///....GOOD! FARK 'EM
 
2012-09-06 11:44:52 AM
Onion quoted. We have gone full retard. Please exit the thread quietly, and may the lord have mercy on our souls.
 
2012-09-06 11:44:59 AM

mediablitz: borg: He grew up upper middle class I don't think they're saying he was "rich" I think they're saying he wasn't dirt poor.

Uh huh... YEAH....

Go ahead. Show us the numbers. Tell us how his grandparents were pulling down high 6 figures.

Come on! You can do it! Something more than "read his book". I have it right here.

Break it down! I'm SURE you aren't completely full of envious shiat and animosity!


Remember when Reason argued that six figures was middle class?
 
2012-09-06 11:45:06 AM
Compared to Romney, Oprah is poor.

/amirite?
 
2012-09-06 11:45:18 AM
As we all know, no one ever struggled to get an education.
 
2012-09-06 11:45:20 AM
Today's derp displays make me wish general elections had a mercy rule.


On second thought, NAAAAHHHHHHH.


You feel that sting, Tea-liban? That's pride farking with you!
 
2012-09-06 11:45:30 AM
I thought they got into those schools solely due to Affirmative Action?

Make us your minds, rightwing idiots.
 
2012-09-06 11:45:42 AM
Jonah Goldberg, National Review
There were many points where I thought what she said was simply untrue or ludicrous, but rarely dishonest.


Hey buddy, "dishonest" and "untrue" are pretty much the same thing, what's your point? You're trying to badmouth her without badmouthing her because you don't really have anything else, aren't you?
 
2012-09-06 11:46:03 AM
ct.fra.bz
 
2012-09-06 11:47:07 AM

propasaurus: They actually quote The Onion.
The mutherfarkin' Onion.


BWaaaahahahaha
 
2012-09-06 11:47:12 AM
It's just a nonstop barrage of right wing poutrage blogs today. OMG Barack 0bama is the real uhleetist.
 
2012-09-06 11:48:12 AM
It seems like anyone can write a crappy blog opinion entry on current events and get it green-lighted. Is this true? I mean, if so, technically we can all start crappy blogs and get our blog posts listed in the Fark feed as news. I know it's not news, it's Fark, but I didn't know "Fark" also included retarded blog posts. And if that's the case, why aren't there more cat pics?

We demand more cat pics.
 
2012-09-06 11:48:17 AM

Dancin_In_Anson: No run off and whine to the mods about how the mean man called you a name you farking pansy.


Someone is still sore from getting Clinton'd in the (Man)boobies.
 
2012-09-06 11:48:39 AM

PsyLord: Compared to Romney, Oprah is poor.

/amirite?


Actually, no. Romney worth about $250 million. Oprah makes $290 million per year. Oprah is worth over $2 billion.
 
2012-09-06 11:48:40 AM

Epoch_Zero: HOW DO GRANTS AND STUDENT LOANS WORK YOU GUYS


But those a just "governmnet hand outs" it's not like the booty strappyness of Romney who got the money and was bought a house from his dad. That's what Republicans value the ability to be born to someone rich and connected.
 
2012-09-06 11:48:47 AM
they were each born in log cabins that they built themselves.
 
2012-09-06 11:49:10 AM

Fry's 100th Cup of Coffee: It seems like anyone can write a crappy blog opinion entry on current events and get it green-lighted. Is this true? I mean, if so, technically we can all start crappy blogs and get our blog posts listed in the Fark feed as news. I know it's not news, it's Fark, but I didn't know "Fark" also included retarded blog posts. And if that's the case, why aren't there more cat pics?


Yes. But make sure your blog is right wing derp.
 
2012-09-06 11:50:13 AM

propasaurus: They actually quote The Onion.
The mutherfarkin' Onion.


There is not a facepalm picture out there that can describe the levels of failure.
 
2012-09-06 11:50:17 AM
But yesterday he hated rich people because he grew up poor!

Which right wing personality do I believe?
 
2012-09-06 11:50:48 AM

vernonFL: PsyLord: Compared to Romney, Oprah is poor.

/amirite?

Actually, no. Romney worth about $250 million. Oprah makes $290 million per year. Oprah is worth over $2 billion.


You just got OWNed.
 
2012-09-06 11:51:03 AM
"yes, nothing to fire up the troops quite like an affirmative action beneficiary lacking the self-awareness that only here could she have become what she is. Being white and liberal must require leaving a certain part of your brain at the door, so you can be lectured to by someone who hates you yet pretend that the words are loving."

Lovely.
 
2012-09-06 11:51:13 AM

Dancin_In_Anson: No run off and whine to the mods about how the mean man called you a name you farking pansy.


Republican education models at work, ladies and gentlemen!
 
2012-09-06 11:51:49 AM

Mikey1969: Hey buddy, "dishonest" and "untrue" are pretty much the same thing, what's your point?


I don't agree. Truth/Falsity has to do with the actual correctness of an assertion. Honesty/dishonesty is a judgment about one's personal character which suggests that that person knows the truth and speaks falsehood in spite of it.

If I genuinely but mistakenly believe that the capital of California is Los Angeles and I say "the capital of California is Los Angeles," what I said was untrue but I am not dishonest.
 
2012-09-06 11:52:20 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The following a a paid advertisement by Romney for America.

Finally a President every American can call their own.

He's been a handicapped unionist minority farmer.
He's been a right-wing pro-choice born-again southern elderly protectionist pacifist.
He's been a redneck northern liberal ethnic pro-life Jewish fixed income no-nukes gun nut.
And he's been a woman named Frieda.

Mitt Romney: He's been one of us.


I read that in Don LeFontaine's voice.


www.everythingaction.com
 
2012-09-06 11:52:24 AM

highbrow45: "yes, nothing to fire up the troops quite like an affirmative action beneficiary lacking the self-awareness that only here could she have become what she is. Being white and liberal must require leaving a certain part of your brain at the door, so you can be lectured to by someone who hates you yet pretend that the words are loving."

Lovely.


Also, hilarious, given the contempt the GOP politician holds for those who vote for them.
 
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