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2012-09-10 08:00:26 AM
Does THIS mean Sarah Palin is automatically president?
 
2012-09-10 08:29:21 AM
iPhone, not IPhone.
 
2012-09-10 08:57:56 AM

FlashHarry: iPhone, not IPhone.


I think Fark automatically capitalizes after a headline period. I could be wrong though.

/not clicking that link
 
2012-09-10 08:58:41 AM

ManateeGag: Does THIS mean Sarah Palin is automatically president?


Yes. And 0bummer has to work at an Apple repair/refurbishing center, cleaning every touchscreen with his tongue.
 
2012-09-10 08:59:14 AM
Snore, a problem with the phone not the President.

He dialed just fine with a working phone.
 
2012-09-10 08:59:25 AM
Finally, Mr. Obama said, "Oh, I got to dial it in. Hold on, hold on. I can do this. See, I still have a BlackBerry."

It's not like the man doesn't understand check-out scanners.

/a blackberry, Mr. President?
 
2012-09-10 08:59:42 AM
This is Obama's supermarket scanner moment. So he's totally gonna lose to Bill Clinton. 

www.a2politico.com
 
2012-09-10 09:00:33 AM
President understands the value of investing in new technology - therefore it's mandatory that he has an omniscient understanding of all technology in existence.

Seems legit.

Otherwise, I don't understand the point.
 
2012-09-10 09:01:09 AM
As someone who converted from his beloved Blackberry to iPhone a few months ago I have to say...step your game up, Mr. President. You have to press a couple of extra buttons to actually turn your phone into a phone but it's not that hard.

My only problem is when I'm calling a customer service number and have to use the keypad-within-a-keypad to press the right menu number (especially 1).

Where was I...?
 
2012-09-10 09:02:51 AM
Mitt Romney: let's go down to the local orchard to get some iPhones!

You see, because the company is named Apple.... nevermind.
 
2012-09-10 09:03:06 AM
This means that zombie Steve Jobs is president and the N0bama will be outsourced to a Chinese iPhone assembly factory where an attempted suicide will be averted by the catch screens at the bottom.
 
2012-09-10 09:04:14 AM
This is the same President whose campaign team started to move in and said, "What the fark is this shiat" to all the WH technology. IIRC, it was a multi-month fight just to get Obama a Blackberry (he has a super-special heavy-encryption one), because no President previous to him had owned a smartphone.
 
2012-09-10 09:04:45 AM
If nothing else, that picture in going to be the next "line drawn face" meme (like the Tyson bad-ass, or Obama "sort of want" pics).
 
2012-09-10 09:04:54 AM
He's was a black berry guy before he was elected, and I'm pretty sure that White House staff mobiles are all some military grade black berry type handset.
 
2012-09-10 09:06:19 AM
IIRC Obama had a BlackBerry for awhile ago. RIM made him one that was compliant for the security which was necessary once he became President. They'd spoken about marketing it but the idea was nixed as a potential security issue.

It says less about Obama and more to the fact that they've effectively kept him in a secure environment for over four years. The last thing the Secret Service wants is the President to just up and have his own unencrypted communications devices, even if it is to "remain current."
 
2012-09-10 09:09:41 AM

devek: Snore, a problem with the phone not the President.

He dialed just fine with a working phone.


Holy crap. Liberals even have to defend their hero even on a story like this?
 
2012-09-10 09:10:24 AM
What a thrilling tale. I was captivated by every word of the story, all the way to the end when the President was able to actually make the phone call.
 
2012-09-10 09:10:39 AM
 
2012-09-10 09:10:41 AM
iPhone -1? Yeah that sounds about right to me.
 
2012-09-10 09:12:13 AM

MyRandomName: devek: Snore, a problem with the phone not the President.

He dialed just fine with a working phone.

Holy crap. Liberals even have to defend their hero even on a story like this?


Yes, people will comment on this article. But to pretend its "liberals defending their hero" has earned you: Douche of the Thread!

*sparkles*
 
2012-09-10 09:14:04 AM

MyRandomName: devek: Snore, a problem with the phone not the President.

He dialed just fine with a working phone.

Holy crap. Liberals even have to defend their hero even on a story like this?


You're right. Let's all point and laugh at the luddite who doesn't know how to use technology.
 
2012-09-10 09:19:05 AM

MyRandomName: devek: Snore, a problem with the phone not the President.

He dialed just fine with a working phone.

Holy crap. Liberals even have to defend their hero even on a story like this?


Holy crap. You're an idiot.
 
2012-09-10 09:19:17 AM
Who among us, at one time or another, hasn't had trouble with their phone and decided "fark it, I don't really want to talk to that idiot anyway!".

Let he who is without rage casteth the first phone.
 
2012-09-10 09:19:26 AM

MyRandomName: Holy crap. Liberals even have to defend their hero even on a story like this?


Look at you trolling around in your Big Boy Pants.
 
2012-09-10 09:19:58 AM

Drasancas: President understands the value of investing in new technology - therefore it's mandatory that he has an omniscient understanding of all technology in existence.

Seems legit.

Otherwise, I don't understand the point.


It's kind of a funny moment to picture. I mean, the article took it and rolled with it in a herpaderpish kind of way... but I enjoy the mental image of the president going all "wtf" at his iPhone while 4 people shove phones in his direction.

The "pool reporter" who decided the worthwhile thing to report on was the presidents "struggle" with said phone is a little odd... but he's a pool reporter, so we already knew that.
 
2012-09-10 09:25:56 AM

MyRandomName: devek: Snore, a problem with the phone not the President.

He dialed just fine with a working phone.

Holy crap. Liberals even have to defend their hero even on a story like this?


Here's some gauze for your butthurt. Bloody... anal.... leakage.... is no way to go through life, son.
 
2012-09-10 09:26:17 AM
I for one am offended and ashamed that the president of all people would own and use a device produced through slave labor.
 
2012-09-10 09:27:38 AM
That's it, I'm not voting for Steve Jobs in November
 
2012-09-10 09:29:23 AM

The Great EZE: As someone who converted from his beloved Blackberry to iPhone a few months ago I have to say...step your game up, Mr. President. You have to press a couple of extra buttons to actually turn your phone into a phone but it's not that hard.


He uses an NSA-approved secure Blackberry (as do Biden, Clinton and a number of other members of Obama's staff) so it's not like he's unaware of technology.
 
2012-09-10 09:31:01 AM
iPhone = Picture Device > Web > Music player > Phone
Android = Phone > Web > Music Player > Picture Device
BB = Phone
 
2012-09-10 09:31:19 AM

ManateeGag: Does THIS mean Sarah Palin is automatically president?


it means he is as smart as Bush 41, 43 and Quayle who were morons, who lacked the basic education skills of the common people.

it means he is as dumb as Palin who jotted notes on her hand.

so stop pretending he is some kind of kool savvy smart guy, and just embrace him as the manufactured leadership commodity that he is, who happens to be mouthing your set of platitudes.

the comparison you make to Palin is exactly the right one. Thats what he is, but on your side.

Embrace your doofus, and be proud of him.
 
2012-09-10 09:31:37 AM
Obama's a big Apple user with MacBook Pros and iPads but I think they don't let him use an iPhone because of some special security deal with Blackberry. Obama got Secret Service protection the month before the first iPhone came out in 2007.
 
2012-09-10 09:37:16 AM
Nem Wan: Obama's a big Apple user with MacBook Pros and iPads but I think they don't let him use an iPhone because of some special security deal with Blackberry. Obama got Secret Service protection the month before the first iPhone came out in 2007.

Plus iPhones are still cutting edge technology. Supermarket scanners and digital till machines aren't very compatible, because they were devices that the general public saw every single day, and saw the benefits ever day, even as they had no clue how to use them either. You might see or know of a a techie friend with one, but you're pretty oblivious on "how it's better" compared to your $20 flip phone just about everyone uses.

It's amusing, but whats more amusing is the Presidents self depreciating humor when he knows things aren't going his way. He sounds like just one of the guy at my draftpick party a few weeks back. Seems down to earth in a way Romney is not.
 
2012-09-10 09:37:18 AM

foo monkey: /a blackberry, Mr. President?


It's the only major phone that has been approved for secure environments. The others are too easy to hack
 
2012-09-10 09:38:48 AM

soup sandwich: ManateeGag: Does THIS mean Sarah Palin is automatically president?

it means he is as smart as Bush 41, 43 and Quayle who were morons, who lacked the basic education skills of the common people.

it means he is as dumb as Palin who jotted notes on her hand.

so stop pretending he is some kind of kool savvy smart guy, and just embrace him as the manufactured leadership commodity that he is, who happens to be mouthing your set of platitudes.

the comparison you make to Palin is exactly the right one. Thats what he is, but on your side.

Embrace your doofus, and be proud of him.


If English is your first language, you should probably not communicate with people anymore. You're really bad at it.
 
2012-09-10 09:42:14 AM

TyrantII: iPhone = Picture Device > Web > Music player > Phone
Android = Phone > Web > Music Player > Picture Device
BB = Phone


Have a blackberry through work. For me, it's phone; email; calender/scheduling; web browser; phone.

Never have even touched an IPhone, imagine I'd have to fumble around a bit the first time as well.
 
2012-09-10 09:42:43 AM

MyRandomName: devek: Snore, a problem with the phone not the President.

He dialed just fine with a working phone.

Holy crap. Liberals even have to defend their hero even on a story like this?


Look at the guy who thinks having trouble with SOMEONE ELSE'S PHONE is trouble... for Obama.
 
2012-09-10 09:48:48 AM
I would say it smells like desperation over at the Moonie Times, but I'm pretty sure that's the way it always smells over there...
 
2012-09-10 09:59:37 AM
Here is where Romney would have come out ahead. He would have had his people dial for him, he never places his own calls anyway. Phones are for the little people. They get the other person on the line who waits until Romney is ready to tell them what to do or fire them or whatever. Actually, that's mean. I doubt that he does his own firing, he has his people do the dirty work when he wants to fire someone.
 
2012-09-10 09:59:49 AM

keylock71: I would say it smells like desperation over at the Moonie Times, but I'm pretty sure that's the way it always smells over there...


But now Sung Myung Moon wanders the halls as a blue, shimmering Force ghost, inciting his minions to let the hate flow through them.
 
2012-09-10 10:02:06 AM
a) -∞ to the subby for submitting crap from the Moonie Times, which makes the Weekly World News or even (gods help me) the Sun seem to be a reputable newspaper in comparison. Now please stick your boobies/weiners in a meat grinder and pound the stump(s) continuously with a meat tenderiser hammer (preferably used previously to crush Trinidad Scorpion hot peppers) in penance until you learn not to submit shiat from the Moonie Times.

(Seriously. Any article of worth actually published in the Moonie Times will appear in an actual REPUTABLE, non-Culty-McCulterson-run, non-owned-by-a-dead-guy-who-has-declared-himself-God-emperor-via-some- very-creative-interpretations-of-a-book-of-Korean-folklore-about-the -last- royal-house-of-Korea, reputable-in-comparison newspaper. Pretty much anything short of literature from other coercive religious groups, Chick Tracts, and/or hate literature actively cited on Stormfront qualifies here as "more reputable". It's the same reason to not submit stuff from the AFA newswire that always changes Tyson Gay's name to Tyson Homosexual, sillies.)

b) I do quite well with touch-screens on Windows 7 and Android devices, and have had occasional issues with iPhones, It happens; some folks find other devices work better, and I'd expect this would especially be the case coming from Blackberry to iPhone. :D (As others have noted,
 
2012-09-10 10:04:56 AM
Gah, got cut off--As others have noted, the President uses a special secured version of a Blackberry as the Presidential Smartphone, presumably because it's the only device that could get the modern equivalent of a B1 rating--much the same reason as you have federal agencies that in sections are STILL using stuff based on Windows NT 4.0 (and are slowly transitioning to secure *nixes).
 
2012-09-10 10:07:18 AM
Hard hitting journalism from the Washington Times yet again!
 
2012-09-10 10:10:50 AM
www.opengardensblog.futuretext.com

Obama's segway moment?
 
2012-09-10 10:16:58 AM
AT&T sucks, ergo Romney is President
 
2012-09-10 10:19:12 AM
i586.photobucket.com
 
If it's true that conservatives can't tell jokes, it is equally true that liberals are too thin skinned to laugh at themselves.  The headline is a joke.  This is Fark.  Not the New York Times....wait...maybe there is a less jokey comparison.  The Macneil Leher Newshour.
 
2012-09-10 10:25:48 AM

I_C_Weener: [i586.photobucket.com image 480x261]
 
If it's true that conservatives can't tell jokes, it is equally true that liberals are too thin skinned to laugh at themselves.  The headline is a joke.  This is Fark.  Not the New York Times....wait...maybe there is a less jokey comparison.  The Macneil Leher Newshour.


We're all just outraged that subby didn't capitalize "iPhone" correctly.
 
2012-09-10 10:26:12 AM

LordOfThePings: This is Obama's supermarket scanner moment. So he's totally gonna lose to Bill Clinton. 

[www.a2politico.com image 650x451]


my brother was covering this event and he told me that Bush knew exactly how the scanners worked he was just allowing the workers to feel good showing him how they worked. my brother is anything but right wing.
 
2012-09-10 10:27:41 AM

I_C_Weener: [i586.photobucket.com image 480x261]
 
If it's true that conservatives can't tell jokes, it is equally true that liberals are too thin skinned to laugh at themselves.  The headline is a joke.  This is Fark.  Not the New York Times....wait...maybe there is a less jokey comparison.  The Macneil Leher Newshour.


So, conservatives tell terrible, unfunny jokes, but when liberals don't laugh, it's because they are "thin-skinned"? Got it.
 
2012-09-10 10:40:51 AM
I_C_Weener: [i586.photobucket.com image 480x261]
 
If it's true that conservatives can't tell jokes, it is equally true that liberals are too thin skinned to laugh at themselves.  The headline is a joke.  This is Fark.  Not the New York Times....wait...maybe there is a less jokey comparison.  The Macneil Leher Newshour.


Yeah, but that one is actually funny...
 
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