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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 49
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2012-09-06 08:02:49 AM  
19 votes:
Claim: "Barack Obama is still the same man I fell in love with all those years ago"

Rating: Pants on fire! Barack Obama is actually 23 years older than the man she fell in love with all those years ago.
2012-09-06 08:24:39 AM  
12 votes:
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.
2012-09-06 09:33:24 AM  
8 votes:

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


my parents were big on preventing tooth decay as well...
2012-09-06 11:46:03 AM  
5 votes:
ct.fra.bz
2012-09-06 08:14:10 AM  
4 votes:
Shhh...Don;t tell any one but his birth name is actually Navin Johnson.
2012-09-06 01:14:11 AM  
4 votes:

borg: Both President Obama's parents had Ph.D's and made decent livings.

/bla bla bla


Yes, both Barack and Michelle are Blah.
2012-09-06 12:47:20 PM  
3 votes:
When Obama went to Harvard he had a mini-refrigerator in his dorm room. To keep his dog steaks cool!
2012-09-06 12:24:56 PM  
3 votes:

Jackson Herring: Claim: "Barack Obama is still the same man I fell in love with all those years ago"

Rating: Pants on fire! Barack Obama is actually 23 years older than the man she fell in love with all those years ago.


...or is he???

www.strangecosmos.com
2012-09-06 11:43:41 AM  
3 votes:
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 11:42:53 AM  
3 votes:
No one had it easier than the black child of a single white mother in the early sixties.
2012-09-06 11:39:35 AM  
3 votes:

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 10:53:48 AM  
3 votes:

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 09:51:11 AM  
3 votes:

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

my parents were big on preventing tooth decay as well...


Well aren't you the clever one?! That's the first time I ever heard that!

;-)
2012-09-06 12:38:31 AM  
3 votes:
They actually quote The Onion.
The mutherfarkin' Onion.
2012-09-06 02:34:35 PM  
2 votes:
Obama: I bought my first car for about $900. It had a big hole in the floor that allowed you to see the road, so I knew my wife wasn't marrying me for my money.

Romney: I too once had a car with a hole in it. Or as it is sometimes called, a "sun roof."
2012-09-06 10:49:13 AM  
2 votes:
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 10:39:51 AM  
2 votes:
Reason.com. Reason. That's the joke.
2012-09-06 09:32:46 AM  
2 votes:
There is one simple thing the Obama's could do to shut this controversy down: have their parents release their tax returns for the 10 years leading up to, and the 10 years following, their stint in higher education.

Mr. and Mrs. Obama?

We're waiting.
2012-09-06 08:56:46 AM  
2 votes:
And is Obama's Mormonism going to hurt him in the upcoming election? Can voters really relate to Michelle Obama's ballet-dancing horse?
2012-09-06 04:31:57 AM  
2 votes:
The Ivy's what?

/point's and laugh's at submitter
2012-09-06 01:12:11 AM  
2 votes:
The Ivy's what?
2012-09-06 01:03:10 AM  
2 votes:
So no more questions about where Obama went to school?
2012-09-06 12:29:13 AM  
2 votes:
Yes, that's truly awful. So everyone vote for the guy born into fortune worth hundreds of millions. HE knows what's going on!

Good stuff, Reason, you insipid, mongering retards.
2012-09-06 04:52:36 PM  
1 votes:

Spanky McStupid: There is too much derp and not enough redheads in this thread.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 500x334]


I've been in this thread all day!
2012-09-06 03:43:12 PM  
1 votes:

sprawl15: This is not my beautiful post.


My god, what have I done?
2012-09-06 01:19:45 PM  
1 votes:

Bontesla: This.


That.

/and some of Those over There.
2012-09-06 01:16:42 PM  
1 votes:

Diogenes: Well aren't you the clever one?! That's the first time I ever heard that!

;-)


you have to go for something more unexpected. Maybe how you got into Colgate, but didn't go there because you wanted a campus near the ocean...so you enrolled at Aqua Fresh instead.
2012-09-06 12:58:00 PM  
1 votes:
So, to summarize:

The Romneys were poor because they had to cash in stock options to pay for college.
The Obamas were rich because they paid their way through Ivy League schools using student loans.
2012-09-06 12:56:01 PM  
1 votes:
It's good to see that DIA is still a class act after all these years.

*raises glass*

"Here's to you, spurious logic and obtuse argument guy!"
2012-09-06 12:47:03 PM  
1 votes:
rich magnet school

Farking magnet schools. How do they work?
2012-09-06 12:35:29 PM  
1 votes:
And also too:

1.bp.blogspot.com
2012-09-06 12:24:46 PM  
1 votes:

PsyLord: Compared to Romney, Oprah is poor.

/amirite?


omg. compared to Romney, oprah is also black! coincidence? I think not.
2012-09-06 12:13:53 PM  
1 votes:
Being rich is suddenly a bad thing!?

i571.photobucket.com
2012-09-06 11:59:35 AM  
1 votes:

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.


Pfft, you should have sold off some of your stock portfolio to pay it off, like other folks during hard times.
2012-09-06 11:56:09 AM  
1 votes:

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?

We demand more cat pics.


i293.photobucket.com

There ya go.

/Makes more sense than this article, that's for damn sure.
2012-09-06 11:44:52 AM  
1 votes:
Onion quoted. We have gone full retard. Please exit the thread quietly, and may the lord have mercy on our souls.
2012-09-06 11:38:33 AM  
1 votes:
Obama grew up a poor black child? Jerk!
2012-09-06 09:41:35 AM  
1 votes:

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


we're through the derping glass here people
2012-09-06 09:27:02 AM  
1 votes:

SphericalTime: Diogenes: My parents sent me to Colgate. It nearly broke them.

Hey, I almost went there. Ended up going to University of Rochester instead, and that did break my parents. Finished up at the local state school.


Ha! Got accepted there, too. My final choice was Colgate v. Wesleyan. I was wait listed at Princeton but decided against it.

Did get rejected by my safety school of U. of Vermont, though!

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

Now back to our regularly scheduled thread about how Obama and Michelle feasted on souls of the poor while the Romneys tried to make ends meat as dirt farmers.
2012-09-06 09:26:14 AM  
1 votes:

Dancin_In_Anson: GAT_00: Well, yes, DIA did post above you.

You're about a stupid motherfarker aren't you?


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


I'm sorry nobody treats you with respect, but you aren't deserving of any kind of respect. You are worth nothing, and everyone knows it. If that makes you angry, maybe you ought to look at yourself and wonder why nobody thinks you are worth anything.

Or you can lash out like a child whenever someone points out you contribute nothing but lies, dishonesty and utter disdain for the facts.
2012-09-06 09:17:07 AM  
1 votes:
Wow. Just wow. Its nice to see the admins finally coming out amd admitting they have no shame.
2012-09-06 09:12:15 AM  
1 votes:
Wait, what?

TReason (the T is silent) magazine is actually playing the "elitist" card against the Obamas?

[orly?]

Do they even know who the GOP candidate is yet?

Heh heh! Can't wait to see the look on their faces when they find out!

[thisisgonnabegood]
2012-09-06 08:17:38 AM  
1 votes:

mediablitz: Mitt Romney is really a poor black child?


Aw, man. You just ruined the surprise of Reason's next article.
2012-09-06 08:11:26 AM  
1 votes:
Jesus Christ Admin.
2012-09-06 07:40:02 AM  
1 votes:
Epic butthurt developing. Yes, you. I'm referring to you.
2012-09-06 04:06:08 AM  
1 votes:

borg: Read his books.


I did. I have. You are full of shiat.

What's next? He had high powered connections? Mitt Romney is really a poor black child?
2012-09-06 02:05:51 AM  
1 votes:
Obama grew up RICH? Seriously? That's now the claim? And it's a BAD thing?

Jesus farking Christ on a popsicle stick. You just can't make this shiat up.

Well, you CAN, and the far right DOES, but...
2012-09-06 01:34:03 AM  
1 votes:

Asa Phelps: CreamFilling: Asa Phelps: Whitney Young is a free school.

You get in by being an outstanding student.

Or by being well connected. Not that I'm implying that's how she got in, but their list of alumni is typically is more notable for who their parents are than for their own accomplishments.

So are you saying that her family is well connected?


No, that's why I specifically said I wasn't implying that's how she got in. Jesse Jackson and Michael Jordan's kids? Probably.
2012-09-06 01:04:21 AM  
1 votes:

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


Shhhh...don't tell the submitter The Onion isn't real. He still believes in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. It would bweak his widdle heart.
 
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