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2012-09-21 12:19:06 PM  
Given that I'm sure you could also do this for Democrats, its still pretty funny.
 
2012-09-21 12:22:50 PM  
"In the beginning there were Jews, then Jesus came and killed them all. Then the dinosaurs came and they got too greed for government handouts and they all died and turned into oil. Then the Arabs came..."
 
2012-09-21 12:33:39 PM  

DamnYankees: Given that I'm sure you could also do this for Democrats, its still pretty funny.


True. Let's up the difficulty to Republicans that have run for president, or been on the presidential ticket in the last 4 years.


1500s: The American Revolutionary War begins: "The reason we fought the revolution in the sixteenth century was to get away from that kind of onerous crown."-Rick Perry
1619-1808: Africans set sail for America in search of freedom: "Other than Native Americans, who were here, all of us have the same story."-Michele Bachmann
1775: Paul Revere "warned the British that they weren't going to be taking away our arms, by ringing those bells and making sure as he was riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be secure and we were going to be free."-Sarah Palin.
1775: New Hampshire starts the American Revolution: "What I love about New Hampshire... You're the state where the shot was heard around the world."-Michele Bachmann
1776: The Founding Synod signs the Declaration of Independence: "...those fifty-six brave people, most of whom, by the way, were clergymen."-Mike Huckabee
1787: Slavery is banned in the Constitution: "We also know that the very founders that wrote those documents worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States."-Michele Bachmann
1812: The American War for Independence ends: " 'The Star-Spangled Banner'...that song-written during the battle in the War of 1812-commemorates the sacrifice that won our liberty."-Mitt Romney
1916: Planned Parenthood opens genocide clinics: "When Margaret Sanger-check my history-started Planned Parenthood, the objective was to put these centers in primarily black communities so they could help kill black babies before they came into the world."-Herman Cain
1961: Barack Obama is born, in Africa: "And one thing that I do know is his having grown up in Kenya."-Mike Huckabee
July 20, 1969: Neil Armstrong makes a historic utterance: "The first word spoken from the moon was 'Houston.' "-Rick Perry
September 11, 2001: Nothing happened: "We had no domestic attacks under Bush."-Rudy Giuliani
2006: The Rapture of Jesus Christ débuts: "We are in the last days."-Michele Bachmann

They forgot one:
growlersoftware.com
 
2012-09-21 12:41:03 PM  
...and these people are in positions of power. Holee shiat.
 
2012-09-21 12:41:38 PM  

DamnYankees: Given that I'm sure you could also do this for Democrats


I'd like to see one actually.
 
2012-09-21 12:42:14 PM  

make me some tea: DamnYankees: Given that I'm sure you could also do this for Democrats

I'd like to see one actually.


There was that one representative who told Colbert that the Dutch has slaved in New York in 1908 or something.
 
2012-09-21 12:44:00 PM  
Flying Jihad Terror Babies!
 
2012-09-21 12:50:29 PM  
1916: Planned Parenthood opens genocide clinics: "When Margaret Sanger-check my history-started Planned Parenthood, the objective was to put these centers in primarily black communities so they could help kill black babies before they came into the world."-Herman Cain

If nothing else, this got me reading on Margaret Sanger. Never heard of her before.

That said, it's probably a conspiracy theory, because the Wiki says "In 1921, Sanger founded the American Birth Control League, which later became the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. In New York, Sanger organized the first birth control clinic staffed by all-female doctors, as well as a clinic in Harlem with an entirely African-American staff."
 
2012-09-21 12:55:52 PM  
Normally, I'm not much for the New Yorker, but this is pretty clever.
 
2012-09-21 01:06:49 PM  
Hilarious article. I'll definitely have to read the entire thing later.
 
2012-09-21 01:12:21 PM  

impaler: DamnYankees: Given that I'm sure you could also do this for Democrats, its still pretty funny.

True. Let's up the difficulty to Republicans that have run for president, or been on the presidential ticket in the last 4 years.


1500s: The American Revolutionary War begins: "The reason we fought the revolution in the sixteenth century was to get away from that kind of onerous crown."-Rick Perry
1619-1808: Africans set sail for America in search of freedom: "Other than Native Americans, who were here, all of us have the same story."-Michele Bachmann
1775: Paul Revere "warned the British that they weren't going to be taking away our arms, by ringing those bells and making sure as he was riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be secure and we were going to be free."-Sarah Palin.
1775: New Hampshire starts the American Revolution: "What I love about New Hampshire... You're the state where the shot was heard around the world."-Michele Bachmann
1776: The Founding Synod signs the Declaration of Independence: "...those fifty-six brave people, most of whom, by the way, were clergymen."-Mike Huckabee
1787: Slavery is banned in the Constitution: "We also know that the very founders that wrote those documents worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States."-Michele Bachmann
1812: The American War for Independence ends: " 'The Star-Spangled Banner'...that song-written during the battle in the War of 1812-commemorates the sacrifice that won our liberty."-Mitt Romney
1916: Planned Parenthood opens genocide clinics: "When Margaret Sanger-check my history-started Planned Parenthood, the objective was to put these centers in primarily black communities so they could help kill black babies before they came into the world."-Herman Cain
1961: Barack Obama is born, in Africa: "And one thing that I do know is his having grown up in Kenya."-Mike Huckabee
July 20, 1969: Neil Armstrong makes a historic utterance: "The first ...


1944: U.S. troops commit one of the greatest atrocities of World War II, the Malmedy Massacre - Bill O'Reilly 
1966: American minorities bravely volunteer to fight in Vietnam in record numbers, leaving no slots left for rich white kids - Tom DeLay
 
2012-09-21 01:25:53 PM  

make me some tea: ...and these people are in positions of power. Holee shiat.


THIS. I find this a little bit more horrifying than amusing.
 
2012-09-21 01:36:38 PM  
Typical libtard "reading." As a True Patriot, I get all MY history from Jon McNaughton paintings.
 
2012-09-21 01:40:33 PM  
Palin's Revere quote is still my favorite. The Queen of the Founder-worshiping 'Baggers in the middle of her "Wow! America!" tour queefs out some nonsense and stuns third graders with her ignorance.
 
2012-09-21 01:46:24 PM  
That was refreshing.
 
2012-09-21 01:49:27 PM  
I thought it began and ended with Reagan.
 
2012-09-21 01:51:31 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Palin's Revere quote is still my favorite. The Queen of the Founder-worshiping 'Baggers in the middle of her "Wow! America!" tour queefs out some nonsense and stuns third graders with her ignorance.


You could easily have a Republican "fact" a day 365 day calender.

-HPV virus causing retardation, Bachman
-Montreal being in France, Palin
-Internet is a series of tubes, whatever that farker's name was
-etc...etc...
 
2012-09-21 01:57:28 PM  
Paul Revere "warned the British that they weren't going to be taking away our arms, by ringing those bells and making sure as he was riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be secure and we were going to be free."-Sarah Palin

What in the hell is she going on about, here? Molecules?
 
2012-09-21 02:03:16 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Paul Revere "warned the British that they weren't going to be taking away our arms, by ringing those bells and making sure as he was riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be secure and we were going to be free."-Sarah Palin

What in the hell is she going on about, here? Molecules?


You made the common mistake of trying to parse her words and make sense of them.
 
2012-09-21 02:06:40 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Palin's Revere quote is still my favorite. The Queen of the Founder-worshiping 'Baggers in the middle of her "Wow! America!" tour queefs out some nonsense and stuns third graders with her ignorance.


and her base eats it up.

impaler: July 20, 1969: Neil Armstrong makes a historic utterance: "The first word spoken from the moon was 'Houston.' "-Rick Perry


I'll give this one a "Mostly True". The first sentence spoken from the moon intended for public consumption (i.e. not technical gibberish) did begin with the word "Houston":


04 06 45 43 Aldrin: Okay. ENGINE STOP.
04 06 45 45 Aldrin: ACA-out of DETENT.
04 06 45 46 Armstrong: Out of DETENT.
04 06 45 47 Aldrin: MODE CONTROL-both AUTO. DESCENT ENGINE COMMAND OVERRIDE-OFF. ENGINE ARM-OFF.
04 06 45 52 Aldrin: 413 is in.
04 06 45 57 Duke (CAPCOM): We copy you down, Eagle.
04 06 45 59 Armstrong: Houston, Tranquility Base here.
04 06 46 04 Armstrong: The Eagle has landed.
 
2012-09-21 02:08:33 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Palin's Revere quote is still my favorite. The Queen of the Founder-worshiping 'Baggers in the middle of her "Wow! America!" tour queefs out some nonsense and stuns third graders with her ignorance.


Colbert's live recreation of her version of events is side-splitting.

Link
 
2012-09-21 02:09:32 PM  

Diogenes: Nadie_AZ: Paul Revere "warned the British that they weren't going to be taking away our arms, by ringing those bells and making sure as he was riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be secure and we were going to be free."-Sarah Palin

What in the hell is she going on about, here? Molecules?

You made the common mistake of trying to parse her words and make sense of them.


Think of all the bootstraps he must have used.
 
2012-09-21 02:16:06 PM  

Outtaphase: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Palin's Revere quote is still my favorite. The Queen of the Founder-worshiping 'Baggers in the middle of her "Wow! America!" tour queefs out some nonsense and stuns third graders with her ignorance.

Colbert's live recreation of her version of events is side-splitting.

Link


Thoughts:
I felt so bad for her on the on spot question.

Then I saw her double down on Fox News.

And I'm laughing my ass off at Colbert's comments. He's brilliant.
 
2012-09-21 02:29:29 PM  

Nadie_AZ: I felt so bad for her on the on spot question.


"What have you seen so far today and what are you going to take away from your visit?"
 
2012-09-21 02:32:03 PM  
The Michelle Bachman one is my favorite.
 
2012-09-21 02:37:01 PM  

Diogenes: Nadie_AZ: Paul Revere "warned the British that they weren't going to be taking away our arms, by ringing those bells and making sure as he was riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be secure and we were going to be free."-Sarah Palin

What in the hell is she going on about, here? Molecules?

You made the common mistake of trying to parse her words and make sense of them.


Palindrome: (noun) a word, line, verse, number, sentence, etc., reading the same backward as forward, as in 'Madam, I'm Adam' or 'Poor Dan is in a droop'.

Sarah Palindrome: (noun) a sentence making the same amount of sense backward as forward, as in:

"warned the British that they weren't going to be taking away our arms, by ringing those bells and making sure as he was riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be secure and we were going to be free"

and

"free be to going were we and secure be to going were we that bells and shots warning those send to town through horse his riding was he as sure making and bells those ringing by, arms out away taking be to going weren't they that British the warning."
 
2012-09-21 02:46:27 PM  

ignatius_crumbcake: Diogenes: Nadie_AZ: Paul Revere "warned the British that they weren't going to be taking away our arms, by ringing those bells and making sure as he was riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be secure and we were going to be free."-Sarah Palin

What in the hell is she going on about, here? Molecules?

You made the common mistake of trying to parse her words and make sense of them.

Palindrome: (noun) a word, line, verse, number, sentence, etc., reading the same backward as forward, as in 'Madam, I'm Adam' or 'Poor Dan is in a droop'.

Sarah Palindrome: (noun) a sentence making the same amount of sense backward as forward, as in:

"warned the British that they weren't going to be taking away our arms, by ringing those bells and making sure as he was riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be secure and we were going to be free"

and

"free be to going were we and secure be to going were we that bells and shots warning those send to town through horse his riding was he as sure making and bells those ringing by, arms out away taking be to going weren't they that British the warning."


Wow, you're right. A Sarah Palindrome. LOL. I cannot believe that woman was elected to public office.
 
2012-09-21 03:08:02 PM  
More proof that Republicans live in an alternate reality.
 
2012-09-21 03:22:48 PM  
January 20, 2008 - Baby Jesus died for our sins
 
2012-09-21 03:25:17 PM  
imageshack.us


First the earth cooled. And then the dinosaurs came, but they got too big and fat, so they all died and they turned into oil. And then the Arabs came and they bought Mercedes Benzes. And Prince Charles started wearing all of Lady Di's clothes. I couldn't believe it.
 
2012-09-21 03:26:12 PM  
www.peteykins.com

2008- Downs for Sarah!
 
2012-09-21 03:27:43 PM  
I submitted this with the same headline two days ago.

/shrugs
 
2012-09-21 03:28:18 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Typical libtard "reading." As a True Patriot, I get all MY history from Jon McNaughton paintings.


If you haven't seen his latest:
www.mcnaughtonart.com
 
2012-09-21 03:31:16 PM  
i14.photobucket.com 

That article made me sad.
 
2012-09-21 03:32:37 PM  
In the beginning, there was nothing. Then God said "Let there be a free market capitalist Christian nation for Real Americans" and the USA was born. God looked at what he had created and it was good. Then Jesus wrote the constitution in His image and blessed the founders (well, the real Christian ones). After God-fearing Republicans freed the slaves from those racist liberal Democrats, Ronald Reagan was born by virgin birth and destroyed communism by riding into Moscow on his dinosaur with his high capacity clip carrying semi-automatic hand guns blazing away. But communism was lurking... lurking in the south pacific, brought surreptitiously from a far away African land, to undermine God's will. The great Satan "Fartbongo" would challenge the zombie Reagan and bring about the destruction of God's creation, bringing about the rapture where all the liberals burned in lakes of fire. In Jesus name, 'murika!
 
2012-09-21 03:32:50 PM  
This text was pulled almost verbatim from the Conservative Homeschooler's Guide to Real American History.
 
2012-09-21 03:33:10 PM  

BSABSVR: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Typical libtard "reading." As a True Patriot, I get all MY history from Jon McNaughton paintings.

If you haven't seen his latest:
[www.mcnaughtonart.com image 800x533]


OK, I give up. I don't see Waldo anywhere.
 
2012-09-21 03:33:23 PM  

Mantour: 2008- Downs for Sarah!


By the beard of Zeus! I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw that. Well played.
 
2012-09-21 03:34:40 PM  

BSABSVR: If you haven't seen his latest:
www.mcnaughtonart.com


While I'm enjoying going through this painting like one of those 'spot the differences' games, what the hell is up with the rooster? And Holder, Bibi, and Romney seem to have no legs.
 
2012-09-21 03:35:05 PM  
1967: Max Cleland blows himself up with a grenade trying to drink beer: "Cleland lost three limbs in an accident during a routine noncombat mission where he was about to drink beer with friends."-Ann Coulter

For that alone Coulter deserves to have it's scrotum used as Satan's punching bag in Hell for all of eternity.
 
2012-09-21 03:35:08 PM  
Yeah well 0bummer thinks we have 57 states so your argument is invalid.
 
2012-09-21 03:35:18 PM  

BSABSVR: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Typical libtard "reading." As a True Patriot, I get all MY history from Jon McNaughton paintings.

If you haven't seen his latest:
[www.mcnaughtonart.com image 800x533]


No way. That's GOT to be a parody. *searches the site*

What is this I don't even
 
2012-09-21 03:36:44 PM  
This reads like a Conservapedia article.
 
2012-09-21 03:38:40 PM  

BSABSVR: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Typical libtard "reading." As a True Patriot, I get all MY history from Jon McNaughton paintings.

If you haven't seen his latest:
[www.mcnaughtonart.com image 800x533]


Is that Muslim going to throw an M-80 in the toilet? Awesome.
 
2012-09-21 03:40:02 PM  
Just look at what that asshole, Obama, did in July of this year!

Link
 
2012-09-21 03:40:11 PM  

impaler: DamnYankees: Given that I'm sure you could also do this for Democrats, its still pretty funny.

True. Let's up the difficulty to Republicans that have run for president, or been on the presidential ticket in the last 4 years.


To be fair, "people that have run for president" is pretty meaningless, people from both major parties have randomly declared third parties, run from jail, run on the ticket despite not being nominated or even put forward at convention, etc. Basically every presidential election is two to three serious candidates and a bunch of goddamned yahoos. The existence of the yahoos as theoretically potential candidates doesn't mean they ever had any actual chance of being nominated.

That said, I'll give it a go for the last two Dem primaries. Too lazy to quote mine since Salon's not paying me to do a fluff piece, but general ridiculousness:

Hillary Clinton: starts the Birther nonsense. Seriously suggests that an essay Obama wrote in Kindergarten counts as relevant evidence of his policy positions.

John Edwards: Sidetracked by banging the aides and hiding when they became pregnant by foisting them off on other aides. Did not end well. Maybe doesn't count since it's more genuinely terrible than funny.

Joe Biden: No for serious stupid, but loads of misstatements and silliness on par with the Paul Revere shiat. Most of it funny.

Howard Dean: YEARRRGH

Joe Leiberman: The fact that he still counted as a Dem was itself kinda dumb.

Al Sharpton: .... seriously? I actually have a few quotes off the top of my head but I'm informed that quoting his retarded shiat makes me by definition a racist.
 
2012-09-21 03:40:21 PM  

make me some tea: DamnYankees: Given that I'm sure you could also do this for Democrats

I'd like to see one actually.


Just wait. You'll see one with plenty of fabricated and out-of-context quotes in your email soon enough. And then on Fark.
 
2012-09-21 03:40:44 PM  

ArkPanda: BSABSVR: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Typical libtard "reading." As a True Patriot, I get all MY history from Jon McNaughton paintings.

If you haven't seen his latest:
[www.mcnaughtonart.com image 800x533]

OK, I give up. I don't see Waldo anywhere.


Obama had him killed for being a Christian.
 
2012-09-21 03:40:52 PM  

brigid_fitch: BSABSVR: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Typical libtard "reading." As a True Patriot, I get all MY history from Jon McNaughton paintings.

If you haven't seen his latest:
[www.mcnaughtonart.com image 800x533]

No way. That's GOT to be a parody. *searches the site*

What is this I don't even


I know. Amazing, isn't it? I don't know what comes after self-parody, but I think it's receding in his rear-view mirror too.

I can guess what he says in his own commentary about the chicken on the podium, but I prefer to think it's asking Obama for protection against the violent molestations of the Republicans.
 
2012-09-21 03:41:49 PM  
imageshack.us 

I only read the New Yorker for the cartoons.
 
2012-09-21 03:44:14 PM  

Mantour: [www.peteykins.com image 350x345]

2008- Downs for Sarah!


Sara Palin: a politician only 'tards could love.
 
2012-09-21 03:44:57 PM  
The derp in that history is precisely why when someone says to me that he (or she) is a republican, I have no patience to hear any more.
 
2012-09-21 03:46:35 PM  

Outtaphase: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Palin's Revere quote is still my favorite. The Queen of the Founder-worshiping 'Baggers in the middle of her "Wow! America!" tour queefs out some nonsense and stuns third graders with her ignorance.

Colbert's live recreation of her version of events is side-splitting.

Link


I'm replying to bookmark your link for later when I'm at a computer.

Carry on.
 
2012-09-21 03:48:21 PM  

Mantour: [www.peteykins.com image 350x345]

2008- Downs for Sarah!


Actually that girl must be one of the smartest Sarah's supporters,
 
2012-09-21 03:49:03 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: BSABSVR: If you haven't seen his latest:
www.mcnaughtonart.com

While I'm enjoying going through this painting like one of those 'spot the differences' games, what the hell is up with the rooster? And Holder, Bibi, and Romney seem to have no legs.



I particularly like the guy under the desk(behind lincoln portrait) taking an envelope. Who is he...and who's the dude with the briefcase getting a beej from him? Is that Frank? Weird.
 
2012-09-21 03:49:39 PM  

NutznGum: [imageshack.us image 462x383] 

I only read the New Yorker for the cartoons.


It's funny because it's not funny.
 
2012-09-21 03:52:45 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: Mantour: 2008- Downs for Sarah!

By the beard of Zeus! I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw that. Well played.


Why? A Palin sign written in Standard Modern English?
 
2012-09-21 03:52:51 PM  

Jim_Callahan: I'll give it a go


Some stupid but not exactly a wealth of misinformation on US history.
 
2012-09-21 03:53:20 PM  

Jairzinho: Mantour: [www.peteykins.com image 350x345]

2008- Downs for Sarah!

Actually that girl must be one of the smartest Sarah's supporters,


She seems to know English.
 
2012-09-21 03:53:21 PM  
Many of those people make decisions that affect all of us. They are our leaders, the people we've entrusted to run things.
 
2012-09-21 03:53:51 PM  

BSABSVR: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Typical libtard "reading." As a True Patriot, I get all MY history from Jon McNaughton paintings.

If you haven't seen his latest:
[www.mcnaughtonart.com image 800x533]


i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-21 03:54:01 PM  
December 7th, 1941 Socialists bomb Pearl Harbor!
 
2012-09-21 03:54:40 PM  

max_pooper: Mantour: [www.peteykins.com image 350x345]

2008- Downs for Sarah!

Sara Palin: a politician only 'tards could love.


She is also part of the 47%; she believes that she is entitled to food.
 
2012-09-21 03:55:15 PM  
Those wouldn't bother me so much, if so many imbeciles tried to defend those statements as if they were fact and part of the historical record.
 
2012-09-21 03:55:19 PM  
cdn.front.moveon.org


too late..................
 
2012-09-21 03:57:40 PM  

brigid_fitch: BSABSVR: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Typical libtard "reading." As a True Patriot, I get all MY history from Jon McNaughton paintings.

If you haven't seen his latest:
[www.mcnaughtonart.com image 800x533]

No way. That's GOT to be a parody. *searches the site*

What is this I don't even


Oh, come on. It can't be that ba-
i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-09-21 03:59:36 PM  

dugitman:

.and who's the dude with the briefcase getting a beej from him? Is that Frank? Weird.


SOROS!!!!
 
2012-09-21 04:00:40 PM  
This is all so depressing. When I was little, I tested out with an IQ in excess of 140. My proud mama told me I could be anyone and do anything. As I got older, I realized that you could not just be smart, but you also had to be aggressive, have a thick skin, and be persistent. Now I know that you don't even have to be smart or have a thick skin. You just have to be aggressive and persistent with a large helping of narcissistic personality disorder and a complete disregard for other people or the facts.
 
2012-09-21 04:01:23 PM  

wooden_badger: SOROS!!!!



Heh. yep
 
2012-09-21 04:01:44 PM  

ltdanman44: [cdn.front.moveon.org image 480x360]


too late..................


It's pretty sad when GOLDWATER is reasonable.
 
2012-09-21 04:01:55 PM  
Errr...that is not a 'conservative' history of the US, it is a REPUBLICAN/TEAPARTY history. There are very few actual conservatives left in the GOP. The term conservative has lost its meaning, just like liberal has lost its meaning.

The modern GOP is not 'conservative', it is corporatist and religious-fascist. Just like the modern Dems are no longer 'liberal', they are progressive. The historical meaning of these terms is so twisted they no longer have any basis in fact.
 
2012-09-21 04:02:42 PM  

Diogenes: I thought it began and ended with Reagan.


It did. We all know Reagan was born in a manger on July 4, 1776 exactly where the US Capitol sits today. Duh!
 
2012-09-21 04:03:27 PM  

Contents Under Pressure: This is all so depressing. When I was little, I tested out with an IQ in excess of 140. My proud mama told me I could be anyone and do anything. As I got older, I realized that you could not just be smart, but you also had to be aggressive, have a thick skin, and be persistent. Now I know that you don't even have to be smart or have a thick skin. You just have to be aggressive and persistent with a large helping of narcissistic personality disorder and a complete disregard for other people or the facts.


www.prosebeforehos.com
 
2012-09-21 04:06:17 PM  

Crabs_Can_Polevault: brigid_fitch: BSABSVR: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Typical libtard "reading." As a True Patriot, I get all MY history from Jon McNaughton paintings.

If you haven't seen his latest:
[www.mcnaughtonart.com image 800x533]

No way. That's GOT to be a parody. *searches the site*

What is this I don't even

I know. Amazing, isn't it? I don't know what comes after self-parody, but I think it's receding in his rear-view mirror too.

I can guess what he says in his own commentary about the chicken on the podium, but I prefer to think it's asking Obama for protection against the violent molestations of the Republicans.


I was actually surprised about what the rooster represented. That was definitely derpier than I suspected.

Now my favorite is the commentary on Mitt Romney: "First he appealed to pet lovers when the news was released that Romney once traveled with the family dog and his kennel strapped to the top of the car. This didn't hold well when the public was reminded the Obama ate dog as a child."

I'm in tears laughing.
 
2012-09-21 04:06:41 PM  

Jim_Callahan: That said, I'll give it a go for the last two Dem primaries. Too lazy to quote mine since Salon's not paying me to do a fluff piece, but general ridiculousness:

"I don't want to put in the effort to justify my claims, but you should know that both sides are bad."

Hillary Clinton: starts the Birther nonsense. Seriously suggests that an essay Obama wrote in Kindergarten counts as relevant evidence of his policy positions.
Clinton supporters may (I stress, may) have started "the Birther nonsense", but it's pretty indisputable that right-wing nutjobs have been farkin' that chicken for five years now.

John Edwards: Sidetracked by banging the aides and hiding when they became pregnant by foisting them off on other aides. Did not end well. Maybe doesn't count since it's more genuinely terrible than funny.
In case you've missed it, we're ripping on blatantly untrue fact-imitating statements. Not the general scumminess which John Edwards has in spades.

Joe Biden: No for serious stupid, but loads of misstatements and silliness on par with the Paul Revere shiat. Most of it funny.
Even you're admitting that he doesn't say stupid things. I even grant you he says silly things, but you're not putting any effort into this. If you want the GOP to subsidize your postings, you've got to do better than this:

Howard Dean: YEARRRGH
I mean, REALLY? We knew EIGHT DAMN YEARS AGO that this was barely audible in the auditorium itself, and became a meme solely due to the douchebaggery of CNN

Joe Leiberman: The fact that he still counted as a Dem was itself kinda dumb.
Then the fact that you're listing him on a list of stupid Dems is itself kinda dumb.

Al Sharpton: .... seriously? I actually have a few quotes off the top of my head but I'm informed that quoting his retarded shiat makes me by definition a racist.
Yeah, he said some dumb things. He still says some dumb things on the TV. Put the effort into it. Find the dumb things, and tell us why they're dumb.
 
2012-09-21 04:07:02 PM  

make me some tea: If nothing else, this got me reading on Margaret Sanger. Never heard of her before.

That said, it's probably a conspiracy theory, because the Wiki says "In 1921, Sanger founded the American Birth Control League, which later became the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. In New York, Sanger organized the first birth control clinic staffed by all-female doctors, as well as a clinic in Harlem with an entirely African-American staff."


Eugenics was a lot of things, several of them pretty goddamned evil and racist by today's standards, but the "races" it was aimed at were the filthy Irish and the greasy Italian and the backwoods hillbilly clans. These were the "OMG BROWN PEOPLE AND ANCHOR BABIES SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING" of the day. African-Americans were greatly underrepresented in the reformatories, asylums, and homes for the "feebleminded" where sterilizations took place, and eugenics never really took root in the South. It wasn't supposed to be a "final solution" kind of thing, but to go in and selectively snip the gonads of certain bad-seed families.

By the time you get to most of the state sterilization laws being passed, there was a country mile between the science of genetics and the intention of the laws, and a country light-year between the intent of the laws and the ways they were applied. In most states, they just never were; in the places where they were, it tended to be a question of ending up in the wrong jail or hospital at the wrong time. The vast majority of sterilizations (tens of thousands, all told) took place at just a few institutions in Indiana and California, and pretty much as Standard Operating Procedure. Doing a six-month stretch for larceny? Snip. You need to be treated for tuberculosis? Snip.

Tl;dr: It's complicated, but she's not exactly Mrs. Hitler.
 
2012-09-21 04:11:54 PM  

RminusQ: we're ripping on blatantly untrue fact-imitating statements


That are related to historical claims.

Difficulty:
Actually on a presidential primary ballet or on the presidential ticket in the 2008/2012 presidential elections seasons.
Statement related to historical fact.
 
2012-09-21 04:13:53 PM  

BSABSVR: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Typical libtard "reading." As a True Patriot, I get all MY history from Jon McNaughton paintings.

If you haven't seen his latest:
[www.mcnaughtonart.com image 800x533]


The gay marriage cake is fantastic. And what is Mitt doing with a dollar, those are for poors.

If you are a republican, you can always look on the bright side of Obama's 2nd term, fantastic historically and factually accurate conservative art.
 
2012-09-21 04:15:16 PM  

ps69: The gay marriage cake is fantastic. And what is Mitt doing with a dollar, those are for poors.


I thought it was a condom
 
2012-09-21 04:15:31 PM  

brigid_fitch: BSABSVR: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Typical libtard "reading." As a True Patriot, I get all MY history from Jon McNaughton paintings.

If you haven't seen his latest:
[www.mcnaughtonart.com image 800x533]

No way. That's GOT to be a parody. *searches the site*

What is this I don't even


The guy has realized that people will pay money for something, and is producing it. The more over the top the better too. Just like Kinkade, painter of light, he is going to ride that wave as far as he can.
 
2012-09-21 04:15:51 PM  

RexTalionis: Normally, I'm not much for the New Yorker, but this is pretty clever.


Borowitz is usually a good read.

The Borowitz Report has obtained the following confidential letter from Ann Romney to members of the Republican Party:

Dear Fellow-Republican,

I'm not a happy camper.

Over the past few days, some so-called Republicans have taken it upon themselves to lob some pretty harsh words in the direction of my husband. Now, it's one thing when Mitt gets criticized by the forty-seven per cent of Americans who are parasites sucking at capitalism's teat. But when former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan calls his campaign "a rolling calamity," it's time for Ann Romney to kick some ass.

Which brings me to you. This is not a fundraising appeal. Lord knows this campaign has all the money it needs, especially since Mitt went to Vegas and promised Sheldon Adelson he'd bomb Tehran on Day One. As Mitt's wife, I'm asking you to pledge something far more valuable:

Your silence.

By signing the pledge form below, you become an official member of Ann Romney's Circle of Silence, an élite tier of the Romney for President Campaign. As a member of the C.O.S., you will receive priority ticketing to the Inauguration, as well as a collectible "Loose Lips Sink Mitt" ball gag. All you have to do is shut the freak up until Election Day.

That's right, for the next forty-six days, I'm asking you to bite your tongue every time Mitt says or does something idiotic. If you think that sounds difficult, welcome to my world.

And Peggy Noonan, if you're reading this: you want a piece of Ann Romney? Then get in the ring, girlfriend, and I'll mess you up good.

Vote for Mitt,

Ann


Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2012/09/a-letter- from-ann-romney.html#ixzz278Xk9yEa
 
2012-09-21 04:19:19 PM  

Jim_Callahan: impaler: DamnYankees: Given that I'm sure you could also do this for Democrats, its still pretty funny.

True. Let's up the difficulty to Republicans that have run for president, or been on the presidential ticket in the last 4 years.

To be fair, "people that have run for president" is pretty meaningless, people from both major parties have randomly declared third parties, run from jail, run on the ticket despite not being nominated or even put forward at convention, etc. Basically every presidential election is two to three serious candidates and a bunch of goddamned yahoos. The existence of the yahoos as theoretically potential candidates doesn't mean they ever had any actual chance of being nominated.

That said, I'll give it a go for the last two Dem primaries. Too lazy to quote mine since Salon's not paying me to do a fluff piece, but general ridiculousness:

Hillary Clinton: starts the Birther nonsense. Seriously suggests that an essay Obama wrote in Kindergarten counts as relevant evidence of his policy positions.

John Edwards: Sidetracked by banging the aides and hiding when they became pregnant by foisting them off on other aides. Did not end well. Maybe doesn't count since it's more genuinely terrible than funny.

Joe Biden: No for serious stupid, but loads of misstatements and silliness on par with the Paul Revere shiat. Most of it funny.

Howard Dean: YEARRRGH

Joe Leiberman: The fact that he still counted as a Dem was itself kinda dumb.

Al Sharpton: .... seriously? I actually have a few quotes off the top of my head but I'm informed that quoting his retarded shiat makes me by definition a racist.


You know, that always pisses me off, seeing that. The fact that Dean will forever be remembered for yelling "YEAH!" with his voice going up an octave at a rally, and not for his policy positions or the work he did reforming how the Democratic Party operates, is proof enough that there is no such thing as the "liberal media".
 
2012-09-21 04:22:42 PM  

HeartBurnKid: You know, that always pisses me off, seeing that. The fact that Dean will forever be remembered for yelling "YEAH!" with his voice going up an octave at a rally, and not for his policy positions or the work he did reforming how the Democratic Party operates, is proof enough that there is no such thing as the "liberal media".


exactly. Dean was taken down by one piece of manipulated audio and the MSM commentary.
 
2012-09-21 04:28:47 PM  

make me some tea: 1916: Planned Parenthood opens genocide clinics: "When Margaret Sanger-check my history-started Planned Parenthood, the objective was to put these centers in primarily black communities so they could help kill black babies before they came into the world."-Herman Cain

If nothing else, this got me reading on Margaret Sanger. Never heard of her before.

That said, it's probably a conspiracy theory, because the Wiki says "In 1921, Sanger founded the American Birth Control League, which later became the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. In New York, Sanger organized the first birth control clinic staffed by all-female doctors, as well as a clinic in Harlem with an entirely African-American staff."


Bolding that is like saying someone can't be racist because they screw X race.
 
2012-09-21 04:34:05 PM  

ps69: And what is Mitt doing with a dollar, those are for poors


It's to symbolize that Mitt isn't as rich as "the Obama" claims he is.

McNaughton's got talent as a painter (certainly far better than I would claim I or my five-year-old could do). I get that artistic types are often unhinged; it's a shame he's fixated on politics.
 
2012-09-21 04:37:09 PM  
1908: The real Pledge of Allegiance is written: "I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag, and to the Savior, for whose Kingdom it stands, one Savior, crucified, risen, and coming again, with life and liberty for all who believe."-Dan Quayle

Wait. What?
 
2012-09-21 04:38:30 PM  

RexTalionis: Normally, I'm not much for the New Yorker, but this is pretty clever.


Really? It's the only magazine I subscribe to, been reading it since I was a kid and growing up I learned a lot about the world from it.

Just out of curiosity, what's not to like about it and what do you think is better?
 
2012-09-21 04:40:19 PM  
A conservative history of the United States

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That's Gold Jerry. Gold!

Just when I thought Bachmann couldn't be any stupider. Seriously guys. This mental defective is on your government's intelligence commitee? Yikes!
 
2012-09-21 04:51:25 PM  

NutznGum: [imageshack.us image 462x383] 

I only read the New Yorker for the cartoons.


Or, as they call it, and "illustrated laughing square."
 
2012-09-21 04:58:31 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: BSABSVR: If you haven't seen his latest:
www.mcnaughtonart.com

While I'm enjoying going through this painting like one of those 'spot the differences' games, what the hell is up with the rooster? And Holder, Bibi, and Romney seem to have no legs.


The chicken is Jeremiah Wright coming home to roost. I'm not kidding.
 
2012-09-21 05:03:48 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: ps69: And what is Mitt doing with a dollar, those are for poors

It's to symbolize that Mitt isn't as rich as "the Obama" claims he is.

McNaughton's got talent as a painter (certainly far better than I would claim I or my five-year-old could do). I get that artistic types are often unhinged; it's a shame he's fixated on politics.


Hey, somebody's got to counteract the Dan Laceys of the world.....
 
2012-09-21 05:06:07 PM  

BSABSVR: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Typical libtard "reading." As a True Patriot, I get all MY history from Jon McNaughton paintings.

If you haven't seen his latest:
[www.mcnaughtonart.com image 800x533]



Oh god.

"In an effort to be politically correct and not offend Muslims in America, the Department of Justice under Obama and Eric Holder have turned a blind eye to illegal actions and hate crimes. Although an Islamic American citizen may have the right to burn Bibles, he does not have the right to threaten those who he finds offensive. No group of people, regardless of religion, race, color, or ideology should be treated different under the law"

But a sentence or two later,

...we are too stupid to do profiling and background checks on likely terrorists. Grandmas and toddlers are checked, padded down and harassed needlessly to avoid offending suspects. Obama has refused to prosecute or identify Black hate groups or radical Islamic hate crimes on American citizens."
 
2012-09-21 05:09:05 PM  

BSABSVR: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Typical libtard "reading." As a True Patriot, I get all MY history from Jon McNaughton paintings.

If you haven't seen his latest:
[www.mcnaughtonart.com image 800x533]


I don't even get this one. I think that guy is heading round the bend. This is just a bunch of random shiat slapped together.
 
2012-09-21 05:09:41 PM  

BSABSVR: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: BSABSVR: If you haven't seen his latest:
www.mcnaughtonart.com

While I'm enjoying going through this painting like one of those 'spot the differences' games, what the hell is up with the rooster? And Holder, Bibi, and Romney seem to have no legs.

The chicken is Jeremiah Wright coming home to roost. I'm not kidding.


Truth. And the best part is that it's only a skosh to the left of Hosni Mubarak and Qaddaffi, where McNaughton insinuates Obama's Muslim ties.

Got that? He's under the spell of radical black Christians, fundamentalist bible-burning Muslims and he's also a godless abortion-giving Marxist. I hope you're taking notes because this is serious.
 
2012-09-21 05:14:38 PM  
That's why Republicans are always directing attention to illegal immigrants from Mexico, it's a smokescreen to keep us from paying attention to the fact that they're illegal immigrants from an alternate universe. I say we deport them by way of the nearest black hole.
 
2012-09-21 05:33:20 PM  
1756, Salzburg, January 27, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is born
1761, at the age of five Amadeus begins composing
1773, he writes his first piano concerto
1782, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart marries Constance Weber
1784, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart becomes a free mason
1791, Mozart composes "The Magic Flute"
On December 5th of that same year, Mozart dies
1985, Austrian rock singer Falco records
Rock Me Amadeus!
 
2012-09-21 05:37:36 PM  

BSABSVR: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Typical libtard "reading." As a True Patriot, I get all MY history from Jon McNaughton paintings.

If you haven't seen his latest:
[www.mcnaughtonart.com image 800x533]


OH MY GOD SOROS IS IN IT!
 
2012-09-21 05:46:02 PM  

dickfreckle: 1756, Salzburg, January 27, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is born
1761, at the age of five Amadeus begins composing
1773, he writes his first piano concerto
1782, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart marries Constance Weber
1784, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart becomes a free mason
1791, Mozart composes "The Magic Flute"
On December 5th of that same year, Mozart dies
1985, Austrian rock singer Falco records
Rock Me Amadeus!


1971 Aaron D. Yates was born
1985 Aaron wrote his 1st rhyme
1988 Aaron adopts the name TECH N9NE
1990 TECH N9NE teams with producer Icy Roc Kraven
1997 Tech signs with Qwest Records
1999 Tech is released from the label
2002 Tech and Strange Music teams with MSC Entertainment and records

Mutha Trucker I'm a Playa!
 
2012-09-21 06:20:25 PM  

BSABSVR: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: BSABSVR: If you haven't seen his latest:
www.mcnaughtonart.com

While I'm enjoying going through this painting like one of those 'spot the differences' games, what the hell is up with the rooster? And Holder, Bibi, and Romney seem to have no legs.

The chicken is Jeremiah Wright coming home to roost. I'm not kidding.


Who is the guy in front of the podium supposed to be? The one that looks like he's staring intently a an old view-master disc?
 
2012-09-21 06:40:21 PM  

Wooly Bully: RexTalionis: Normally, I'm not much for the New Yorker, but this is pretty clever.

Really? It's the only magazine I subscribe to, been reading it since I was a kid and growing up I learned a lot about the world from it.

Just out of curiosity, what's not to like about it and what do you think is better?


I mostly read tech journals.
 
2012-09-21 06:48:04 PM  

Thrag: BSABSVR: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: BSABSVR: If you haven't seen his latest:
www.mcnaughtonart.com

While I'm enjoying going through this painting like one of those 'spot the differences' games, what the hell is up with the rooster? And Holder, Bibi, and Romney seem to have no legs.

The chicken is Jeremiah Wright coming home to roost. I'm not kidding.

Who is the guy in front of the podium supposed to be? The one that looks like he's staring intently a an old view-master disc?


That would be a priest staring at a packet of birth control pills.
 
2012-09-21 07:45:40 PM  

make me some tea: DamnYankees: Given that I'm sure you could also do this for Democrats

I'd like to see one actually.


I can think of one right off the bat: Sheila Jackson Lee thought we landed on Mars instead of the moon in 1969: Link
 
2012-09-21 08:25:18 PM  

make me some tea: DamnYankees: Given that I'm sure you could also do this for Democrats

I'd like to see one actually.


This isn't a history fail; more of a basic earth science fail. But he's a Democrat. And I'm ashamed of him.

We REALLY need to make politicians pass aptitude tests before they're allowed to run for office.
 
2012-09-21 08:32:59 PM  
1963: G.O.P. clergyman delivers his famous "I have a dream" speech: "It should come as no surprise that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a Republican."-Human Events blog


Why do they keep trying to repeat this lie, when his political affiliation can easily be determined by reading his autobiography?

Link

Link

1964: Republicans fight for the Civil Rights Act: "We were the people who passed the civil-rights bills back in the sixties without very much help from our colleagues across the aisle."-Representative Virginia Foxx

Democrats controlled both houses of Congress in '57, '64, and '65, when the civil rights acts were passed. Republicans controlled both houses from 1947 to 1949. No civil rights acts were passed, but Truman desegregated the United States Armed Forces via Executive Order.

"All Americans owe liberalism a great debt for having fought so passionately to end segregation. The liberal commitment to ending segregation and the colonization of the Third World are liberalism's two great contributions to the 20th century. And they often did that in the face of conservative indifference or hostility."

--Newt Gingrich
 
2012-09-21 08:37:21 PM  
The McNaughton painting has an explanatory function.

The derp is painful
 
2012-09-21 08:39:24 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Joe Biden: No for serious stupid, but loads of misstatements and silliness on par with the Paul Revere shiat. Most of it funny.


"When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed."

--Joe Biden
 
2012-09-21 08:45:12 PM  

mikemoto: I can think of one right off the bat: Sheila Jackson Lee thought we landed on Mars instead of the moon in 1969: Link


Via Infinito: This isn't a history fail; more of a basic earth science fail. But he's a Democrat. And I'm ashamed of him.

We REALLY need to make politicians pass aptitude tests before they're allowed to run for office.


Thing is, I've never heard of any of these people. They aren't prominent. The quotes in the linked article are household names.  They have power and influence.
 
2012-09-21 08:48:02 PM  

Via Infinito: make me some tea: DamnYankees: Given that I'm sure you could also do this for Democrats

I'd like to see one actually.

This isn't a history fail; more of a basic earth science fail. But he's a Democrat. And I'm ashamed of him.

We REALLY need to make politicians pass aptitude tests before they're allowed to run for office.


I knew that's what it was before I clicked it. What an idiot.
 
2012-09-21 08:50:23 PM  

make me some tea: mikemoto: I can think of one right off the bat: Sheila Jackson Lee thought we landed on Mars instead of the moon in 1969: Link

Via Infinito: This isn't a history fail; more of a basic earth science fail. But he's a Democrat. And I'm ashamed of him.

We REALLY need to make politicians pass aptitude tests before they're allowed to run for office.

Thing is, I've never heard of any of these people. They aren't prominent. The quotes in the linked article are household names.  They have power and influence.


They're not prominent, but I've heard of both of them. Mostly because of their dumbassery though.
 
2012-09-21 08:58:22 PM  

Krymson Tyde: make me some tea: mikemoto: I can think of one right off the bat: Sheila Jackson Lee thought we landed on Mars instead of the moon in 1969: Link

Via Infinito: This isn't a history fail; more of a basic earth science fail. But he's a Democrat. And I'm ashamed of him.

We REALLY need to make politicians pass aptitude tests before they're allowed to run for office.

Thing is, I've never heard of any of these people. They aren't prominent. The quotes in the linked article are household names.  They have power and influence.

They're not prominent, but I've heard of both of them. Mostly because of their dumbassery though.


Agreed. It's really hard to find stupid, yet prominent, Democratic politicians.

And I guess that tells you all you need to know about American politics.
 
2012-09-21 08:59:19 PM  
Radiation cures cancer: "There is a growing body of evidence that radiation in excess of what the government says are the minimum amounts you should be exposed to are actually good for you and reduce cases of cancer."-Ann Coulter

RADIATION DOES NOT WORK THIS WAY.
 
2012-09-21 09:14:58 PM  
October 3, 1983, Senator Jesse Helms (R-NC) argues against having a national holiday honoring the birthday of fellow Republican Martin Luther King Jr.

Link

Indeed, it was conventional wisdom in Washington at the time that Jesse Helms had committed political suicide by his opposition to the King holiday and that he was certain to lose re-election the following year against a challenge by Democratic Governor James B. Hunt. In fact, Sen. Helms was trailing in the pools prior to the controversy over the holiday. The Washington Post carried a story shortly after the vote on the holiday bill with the headline, "Battle to Block King Holiday May Have Hurt Helms at Home," and a former political reporter from North Carolina confidently gloated in the Post on October 23 that Helms was "Destined to Lose in '84."

In the event, of course, Sen. Helms was re-elected by a healthy margin, and the Post itself acknowledged the role of his opposition to the King holiday as a major factor in his political revival. As Post reporter Bill Peterson wrote in news stories after Helms' re-election on November 6, 1984, his "standing among whites . . . shot up in polls after he led a filibuster against a bill establishing a national holiday on the birthday of the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.," and on November 18, "A poll before the filibuster showed Helms trailing Hunt by 20 percentage points. By October, Hunt's lead was sliced in half. White voters who had been feeling doubts about Helms began returning to the fold." If Sen. Helms' speech against the King holiday had any enduring effect, then, it was to help re-elect him to the Senate.

Link
 
2012-09-21 09:17:17 PM  

Via Infinito: Krymson Tyde: make me some tea: mikemoto: I can think of one right off the bat: Sheila Jackson Lee thought we landed on Mars instead of the moon in 1969: Link

Via Infinito: This isn't a history fail; more of a basic earth science fail. But he's a Democrat. And I'm ashamed of him.

We REALLY need to make politicians pass aptitude tests before they're allowed to run for office.

Thing is, I've never heard of any of these people. They aren't prominent. The quotes in the linked article are household names.  They have power and influence.

They're not prominent, but I've heard of both of them. Mostly because of their dumbassery though.

Agreed. It's really hard to find stupid, yet prominent, Democratic politicians.

And I guess that tells you all you need to know about American politics.


Yup.
 
2012-09-21 09:52:51 PM  
President George W. Bush kills Osama bin Laden: "Thanks to George Bush.... Because if Obama had his way we wouldn't have gotten bin Laden, you know that."

This is true whether you want to admit it or not. Obama and liberals were against virtually everything Bush did to combat terrorism and the majority of the work done to track bin Laden down was done under the Bush administration. That work went back to before Obama was even a senator.

In effect, Bush cleared the land, prepared the soil, planted the crops, then Obama showed up to help with the harvest and pretended he did everything. This is not to say that the "harvest" was easy mind you, but quit pretending you did it all when you didn't.

Oh and you can save the idiotic shrieking about racism just because I used a farming metaphor.
 
2012-09-21 09:58:53 PM  

randomjsa: This is true whether you want to admit it or not. Obama and liberals were against virtually everything Bush did to combat terrorism and the majority of the work done to track bin Laden down was done under the Bush administration. That work went back to before Obama was even a senator.


That's bullcrap and you know it. First off, Bush ignored the issue of terrorism until 9/11 happened, and was even planning on cutting anti-terrorism funding. This is despite being told by the outgoing Clinton administration that dealing with Bin Laden should be a top priority and given security briefing detailing how Bin Laden was planning on attacking the US over a month before 9/11.

Secondly, nearly everyone rallied around the president after 9/11. Approval was over 90% at one point and he had all the cooperation he needed to get whatever he wanted done. Bush squandered that cooperation by getting us into an unrelated war in Iraq.
 
2012-09-21 10:00:42 PM  

randomjsa: President George W. Bush kills Osama bin Laden: "Thanks to George Bush.... Because if Obama had his way we wouldn't have gotten bin Laden, you know that."

This is true whether you want to admit it or not. Obama and liberals were against virtually everything Bush did to combat terrorism and the majority of the work done to track bin Laden down was done under the Bush administration. That work went back to before Obama was even a senator.

In effect, Bush cleared the land, prepared the soil, planted the crops, then Obama showed up to help with the harvest and pretended he did everything. This is not to say that the "harvest" was easy mind you, but quit pretending you did it all when you didn't.

Oh and you can save the idiotic shrieking about racism just because I used a farming metaphor.


The decision to go after bin Laden in Pakistan (without given them a "Heads up!" first) was the gutsy part. I'm not sure if Bush would've made that call, but Obama was slammed from both sides when he stated, "If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf will not act, we will."

For Obama's campaign opponents, the comments became an illustration of the idea that Obama was too inexperienced to be president - both for having the idea of acting without Pakistan's permission, and for being green enough to tell people about it.

On February 19, 2008, McCain spoke at a victory party for his win in the Wisconsin primary, and wondered: "Will we risk the confused leadership of an inexperienced candidate who once suggested bombing our ally, Pakistan?"

The following day, he called Obama "naive" and doubled down: "The first thing you do is, you don't tell people what you're gonna to do. You make plans and you work with the other country that is your ally and friend, which Pakistan is."

"You don't broadcast and say that you're going to bomb a country without their permission or without consulting them. It's just fundamentals of the conduct of national security policy," McCain added.

In a Democratic primary debate on February 26, 2008, Hillary Clinton picked up the meme: "Last summer, he basically threatened to bomb Pakistan, which I don't think was a particularly wise position to take."

During the general election, McCain continued to trumpet the same point. At a September 26 debate, McCain said: "I'm not prepared at this time to cut off aid to Pakistan. So I'm not prepared to threaten it, as Senator Obama apparently wants to do, as he has said that he would announce military strikes into Pakistan."

"Now, you don't do that. You don't say that out loud," McCain said. "If you have to do things, you have to do things, and you work with the Pakistani government."


http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/05/flashback-2008-mccain-clin t on-slam-obama-for-saying-hed-go-get-bin-laden-in-pakistan-video.php
 
2012-09-21 10:29:50 PM  

Rapmaster2000: BSABSVR: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Typical libtard "reading." As a True Patriot, I get all MY history from Jon McNaughton paintings.

If you haven't seen his latest:
[www.mcnaughtonart.com image 800x533]

Is that Muslim going to throw an M-80 in the toilet? Awesome.


He's burning a Holy Bible, which is clearly something fundamentalist Muslims do all the time.

And speaking of blasphemy;
www.mcnaughtonart.com
 
2012-09-21 10:32:32 PM  

randomjsa: Oh and you can save the idiotic shrieking about racism just because I used a farming metaphor.


The metaphor is literally the least moronic part of your argument.
 
2012-09-21 10:40:10 PM  

Mantour: 2008- Downs for Sarah!


Oh god, that poor girl and her horrifically retarded parents.
 
2012-09-21 10:50:27 PM  

make me some tea: mikemoto: I can think of one right off the bat: Sheila Jackson Lee thought we landed on Mars instead of the moon in 1969: Link

Via Infinito: This isn't a history fail; more of a basic earth science fail. But he's a Democrat. And I'm ashamed of him.

We REALLY need to make politicians pass aptitude tests before they're allowed to run for office.

Thing is, I've never heard of any of these people. They aren't prominent. The quotes in the linked article are household names.  They have power and influence.


Really? Virginia Foxx is a congresswoman just like Sheila Jackson Lee. If anything Jackson Lee would have more power due to seniority.
 
2012-09-21 11:18:04 PM  

mikemoto: Really? Virginia Foxx is a congresswoman just like Sheila Jackson Lee. If anything Jackson Lee would have more power due to seniority.


She's no Michelle Bachmann.
 
2012-09-22 12:34:56 AM  
2012 - Seal Team 6 fought bravely but for naught to keep a defiant and enraged Obama from murdering unarmed and innocent Osama Bin Laden.
 
2012-09-22 01:46:03 AM  

HighOnCraic: 1964: Republicans fight for the Civil Rights Act: "We were the people who passed the civil-rights bills back in the sixties without very much help from our colleagues across the aisle."-Representative Virginia Foxx

Democrats controlled both houses of Congress in '57, '64, and '65, when the civil rights acts were passed. Republicans controlled both houses from 1947 to 1949. No civil rights acts were passed, but Truman desegregated the United States Armed Forces via Executive Order.


The Civil Rights Act would make an excellent classroom example of a real-world instance of Simpson's paradox, if it weren't so likely to cause a statistics class to erupt into political shiat-fiats.
 
2012-09-22 04:51:09 AM  

PsiChick: Radiation cures cancer: "There is a growing body of evidence that radiation in excess of what the government says are the minimum amounts you should be exposed to are actually good for you and reduce cases of cancer."-Ann Coulter

RADIATION DOES NOT WORK THIS WAY.


I'm sick of this negative CRAP about radiation.

If it's one thing I learned from comics as a child, it's that massive doses of radiation gives you cool super powers and/or turns you into a ninja turtle.

/leukemia is definitely much less awesome; adulthood sucks
 
2012-09-22 05:18:14 AM  
Gerald Ford boldly declared: "There is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe, and there never will be under a Ford Administration."
 
2012-09-22 12:04:23 PM  

randomjsa: This is true whether you want to admit it or not. Obama and liberals were against virtually everything Bush did to combat terrorism and the majority of the work done to track bin Laden down was done under the Bush administration. That work went back to before Obama was even a senator.


Yeah, like remember when Osama was hiding in Iraq and Bush tracked him down there? ....that was awesome.
 
2012-09-22 04:31:32 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: I'm sick of this negative CRAP about radiation.


jc.people.vee.net
 
2012-09-23 12:11:46 AM  

Tax Boy: BSABSVR: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Typical libtard "reading." As a True Patriot, I get all MY history from Jon McNaughton paintings.

If you haven't seen his latest:
[www.mcnaughtonart.com image 800x533]

[i.imgur.com image 800x533]


This is like a really highly skilled artist's equivalent of an Onion Kelly cartoon.
 
2012-09-23 12:14:52 AM  

imontheinternet: Contents Under Pressure: This is all so depressing. When I was little, I tested out with an IQ in excess of 140. My proud mama told me I could be anyone and do anything. As I got older, I realized that you could not just be smart, but you also had to be aggressive, have a thick skin, and be persistent. Now I know that you don't even have to be smart or have a thick skin. You just have to be aggressive and persistent with a large helping of narcissistic personality disorder and a complete disregard for other people or the facts.

[www.prosebeforehos.com image 780x512]


Really. It's like the best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.

/I made that up all by myself.
//Or maybe I read it somewhere
 
2012-09-23 07:52:00 AM  

randomjsa: President George W. Bush kills Osama bin Laden: "Thanks to George Bush.... Because if Obama had his way we wouldn't have gotten bin Laden, you know that."

This is true whether you want to admit it or not. Obama and liberals were against virtually everything Bush did to combat terrorism and the majority of the work done to track bin Laden down was done under the Bush administration. That work went back to before Obama was even a senator.

In effect, Bush cleared the land, prepared the soil, planted the crops, then Obama showed up to help with the harvest and pretended he did everything. This is not to say that the "harvest" was easy mind you, but quit pretending you did it all when you didn't.

Oh and you can save the idiotic shrieking about racism just because I used a farming metaphor.


fark it. Favorited as "fark it. Favorited."
 
2012-09-23 08:35:46 AM  

BSABSVR: [www.mcnaughtonart.com image 800x533]


I managed to keep a straight face until I saw the "RIP Osama" shrine. Ahahaha, that guy is unhinged.
 
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