cman: Weaver95: I honestly can't tell if Romney is simply ignorant or if he just doesn't realize what he sounds like to other people....Ignorance. I cannot fathom any other possibility
Free_Chilly_Willy: I have never seen the main stream media act in such a blatant and hostile way to a Presidential canindate.Yes, Romney had a slip of the brain when saying that windows should be able to lower on airplanes, but the constant hammering the media is doing with regard to this comment is sickening.Where is the media on the administration's failure to fix the economy, its capitulation to Iran on nuclear weapons, its failure to secure a proper democracy for Egypt?
Ehh: What's the big deal? If you get sucked out an airplane window you can just go to the emergency room.
Warthog: There are so many things wrong with this. Not with the details in the article, but with the fact that the article was even necessary.
Pantubo: Speaking of dumbasses, maybe Obama could explain this to him in Austrian.
jaylectricity: Warthog: There are so many things wrong with this. Not with the details in the article, but with the fact that the article was even necessary.Not everybody is as smart as you. Matter of fact, just the fact that you know how to use the internet, open register a user name, pay for a subscription and post in a forum puts you ahead of 47% of the country in terms of intelligence.
Dimensio: gilgigamesh: luvtinayothers: http://www.snopes.com/politics/romney/windows.asp"Partly true" because "his tone and phrasing were obviously intended to be tongue in cheek"? The hell?If he was joking, he deadpans it. I actually was sure he was joking until I saw the video last night. Now I don't know. It's a matter of conjecture. So I don't know how Snopes purports to get inside Mitt's positronic net and make a ruling based on his intent.A "deadpan" delivery of an intentionally humourous statement nonetheless requires appropriate inflection and wording to be appropriately understood as an effort at levity. Mr. Romney's statement lacked both the inflection and the wording of such an attempt. I am prepared to accept that Mr. Romney's statement was intended in jest, but I nonetheless maintain that it was stated improperly.
Mikey1969: evaned: OK, so I watched the video. I could see someone delivering that joke in that way, even in the full context. I'm not really convinced that Romney was intending it do be one, but nor am I totally convinced he meant it seriously. I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.Not me...He gave no indication he was delivering a joke, not a pause, not a change in delivery or inflection. Not even waiting for a response to the "joke" before continuing on. It was a steady, continuing flow. I'm erring on the side of the "joke" claims being bullshiat. I see no evidence that it was one, except claims by some very shrill Romney supporters who think this counts as "dry humor"... I see nothing in it that even says "I suck at jokes, but let's try one anyway".
epoch_destroi: We just have a very dry sense of humor, almost British in style.
epoch_destroi: Mikey1969: epoch_destroi: So basically...even though he told it as a joke, because he hasn't utilized sarcasm often in a public race for office, clearly he never uses it and we can never interpret his words as being humorous? Wowwwwwwww. Talk about a disconnect with reality-- you have video proof of it being a joke, and yet you insist it is not because you view him as humorless, so clearly he MUST be.No, we have video proof of him saying it, and not a single indication at all that he meant it as a joke. The face stays the same, there's no pause to wait for a reaction from the "punchline", he doesn't laugh afterwards, he just plows straight through. There is no actual evidence that he was joking, the Snopes thing was a lot of ASSumption.Is it seriously that hard to tell? Are libs so ignorant of dry humor? No wonder so many today's comedy shows are in the total dumps-- somebody has to be screaming "PUNCHLIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINE!" and smashing a melon for you to get it.
HideMonkey: epoch_destroi: HideMonkey: luvtinayothers: http://www.snopes.com/politics/romney/windows.aspDang. I was kind of enjoying thinking he'd stepped on his dick again. But that video looks like he was trying to make a joke.See?But because it was Romney, you all jumped on this and screamed, "There's NO WAY it could be a joke! He's a robot!"What's more robotic-- Romney making a damn joke when he's often criticized for 'humorlessness', or the identical automatic response of libs/dems whenever he opens his mouth?The egg's on your face, libs.For the record, I'm neither a lib nor a dem.I've just decided to try to enjoy our sad political theater as entertainment, and Romney has lately been providing most of the yuks. I'm equally critical of both major parties (and any other parties that might still be squirming in their obscurity).
NorKnOAd: My favorite part has to be:" Because temperature and pressure go hand-in-hand (i.e. low-pressure air feels cold), pressurization is also necessary to keep cabins sufficiently warm."It's plain wrong, and for this to be listed on yahoo "news" makes it worse. More people will see it, and more people will be come even dumber (or hopefully laugh at this statement). If you're going to write an article about science, at least have a basic understanding of said science.I hope the dumbass tag was for the author.
lohphat: Having your lungs and eyes rupture due to gasses boiling out of solution is not my idea of my final 30 seconds of life.
epoch_destroi: FormlessOne: Why are you surprised that the Republican offering for "Leader of the Free World" thinks they should've just opened the window to let the smoke out of a pressurized cabin? I'm surprised Brawndo isn't sponsoring his friggin' campaign yet.Wow, lay off of Romney already! I can't believe this is even a news article. Somehow, I don't think knowing the inner workings of airplane windows has much to do with LEADING THE FREE WORLD. If this news story were about Obama, you'd be fussing about FAWX NEWZ, but since it's about Romney it clearly means he's an out-of-touch moron? Shame on you.
JackieRabbit: For you Farkers who don't routinely work with businessmen, I can assure you that Mitt Romney is representative of the general stupidity. He is living proof that one does not need to be smart to succeed in business. One just needs an engaging personality, a reasonably good idea and some smart people to work hard and make it happen. Later, you can fark most of them over, when you sell your company to someone like Bain Capital.
GooberMcFly: This is the person who might have his hand on "The Button".
Free_Chilly_Willy: Weaver95: you wanted to believe that Mitt was the golden child sent to save the Republican party's legislative agenda.I was never a fan of Romney, my vote for him is purely and vote against the administration and their policies. I am voting FOR Paul Ryan however.Despite my preference of another candidate, anyone who cannot see who the mainstream media is manipulating the "news" to suit is clearly not paying attention.
PC LOAD LETTER: I know he was thinking of his wife and her choking on smoke, but "letting oxygen in" is the dumbest thing to do when you suspect there is a fire.
Weaver95: I honestly can't tell if Romney is simply ignorant or if he just doesn't realize what he sounds like to other people....
Shadowknight: I have only read the quote, and never actually saw a video of Romney saying this. So, was he saying it humorously or sarcastically? Because even I would have done that. Or did he mean it sincerely?Because with the other idiocy going on into the Rmoney camp lately, it could really go any which way.
threedingers: Shadowknight: Headso: I like to make fun of Romney as much as the next lib but were the comments he made done so jokingly or something? I am not familiar with this one...That's what I'm asking. I know he actually said the words. But I want to hear how he said them. The inflection used, you know? Because I've said things a lot like this in thick sarcasm.Yeah, he was attempting to make a joke. About a potentially life threatening situation that his wife was in, and done so in his typically awkward, uncomfortable manner, but a joke nonetheless.
fireclown: Speaking of decompression, I'm continuously amazed that people don't open that emergency door. It seems like a really, really easy way to mess with an airplane. Don't need no bomb, don't need no tools. Just will.
Dimensio: In fact, this information validates Mr. Romney's statement. If the plane was at an altitude where insufficient oxygen was present outside, then opening a window would have reduced the oxygen within the plane. Evidently, liberals are unaware that oxygen fuels fire, thus removing the oxygen from the plane would have extinguished any fire present.
MaudlinMutantMollusk: Should have paid extra for a plane with those little drop-down emergency oxygen masks
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