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2012-10-03 09:00:30 AM
Here's my question: where can I watch it online?

I'm sure google has the answer, but I'm a lazy, lazy man.
 
2012-10-03 09:01:37 AM
I am so excited. 
 
2012-10-03 09:13:43 AM

hillbillypharmacist: Here's my question: where can I watch it online?

I'm sure google has the answer, but I'm a lazy, lazy man.


I'll tell you if you promise to vote Obama.

/Arkansas needs your vote
 
2012-10-03 09:14:55 AM
I'm gonna answer my own question. Here's an article with several options, including:

YouTube Politics
ABCNews Youtube channel
Yahoo's The Voice Of, which is teamed directly with the Presidential Debate Commission 
and on XBox Live.
 
2012-10-03 09:15:32 AM
Link

Has lots of links to ABC and Youtube and stuff
 
2012-10-03 09:17:25 AM

my lip balm addiction: /Arkansas needs your vote


I'm probably going to be casting one of the least influential votes in the nation, electorally speaking. But don't worry, I'll be voting as soon as early voting is available.
 
2012-10-03 09:18:02 AM

my lip balm addiction: Link
Has lots of links to ABC and Youtube and stuff


Ha!
 
2012-10-03 09:18:30 AM
I got three hours of sleep, and have been at work since 5am, and am still really hoping to get home in time to watch. Failing that, NPR on the ride home.

They were interviewing some Coloradans about the debate. One lady said "I think Romney is going to easily win this; Obama can't talk without a TelePrompTer!"

Must remember to buy popcorn on the way home.
 
2012-10-03 09:23:05 AM
Dilemma of the American in Europe- stay up until 3am to watch this one/ wake up at 3am, or just skip it? Alas there are no Friday night debates this year.

Besides this being the first, this debate intrigues me because of the "15 minutes per question" thing they're trying out. The primary ones were so boring because of the "one minute to say your soundbite" thing, but I think this format will be much more interesting.
 
2012-10-03 09:23:43 AM
It's been a while since I've commented on this debocle, but here goes...

1. The GOP has shot themselfs in the foot. RINOS don't win, they just weaken the brand. Santorum, Gingrich, heck even Bachman would be whipping the floor with Zero, but Romney is barely winning. thankfully Romney has at least 53% of "working" america voting for him... last time I checked that was a majority so unless he falls flat on his face tonight the debates don't matter.

2. Speaking of debates, Romeny is going to score a TKO by knockout. Bambi can't speak his way out of brown paper sack, much less against a polished speaker like Mitt. Lets see how the Messiah does without the teleprompter-in-chief.

3. How is this election even close. We have a Christian vs a Muslim, A working man vs a "community organizer" Someone who runs a business versus someone who destroys business. A conservative (well, sort of) against an abortionist, America hating, bowing to foreigners France loving nightmare.

4. Despite all of your attempt to turn the table (War on Women Ha!), Gaffegate, dogs on roofies, etc you libs can't run on your hero's record, so you tear down a man who actually worked for a living. Born to a poor auto-worker, he had championed the saving of hundreds of US businesses and probably millions of jobs, all while Bambi has let GM sink further into despaire.

Believe me, this election isn't even going to be close. Skewed polling, voter fraud on unpressidented levels, intimidation at the boothes by New Black Panthers... The MAJORITY will not be cowed... that may work in the banana republic Bammer's from, but not in the USA!

See you in November!!!

i35.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-03 09:24:26 AM
so, how quickly will people be unconscious is they are playing along with the drunking game rules?
 
2012-10-03 09:26:25 AM
We're greening this 9 hours early?
 
2012-10-03 09:27:59 AM

alywa: It's been a while since I've commented on this debocle, but here goes...

1. The GOP has shot themselfs in the foot. RINOS don't win, they just weaken the brand. Santorum, Gingrich, heck even Bachman would be whipping the floor with Zero, but Romney is barely winning. thankfully Romney has at least 53% of "working" america voting for him... last time I checked that was a majority so unless he falls flat on his face tonight the debates don't matter.

2. Speaking of debates, Romeny is going to score a TKO by knockout. Bambi can't speak his way out of brown paper sack, much less against a polished speaker like Mitt. Lets see how the Messiah does without the teleprompter-in-chief.

3. How is this election even close. We have a Christian vs a Muslim, A working man vs a "community organizer" Someone who runs a business versus someone who destroys business. A conservative (well, sort of) against an abortionist, America hating, bowing to foreigners France loving nightmare.

4. Despite all of your attempt to turn the table (War on Women Ha!), Gaffegate, dogs on roofies, etc you libs can't run on your hero's record, so you tear down a man who actually worked for a living. Born to a poor auto-worker, he had championed the saving of hundreds of US businesses and probably millions of jobs, all while Bambi has let GM sink further into despaire.

Believe me, this election isn't even going to be close. Skewed polling, voter fraud on unpressidented levels, intimidation at the boothes by New Black Panthers... The MAJORITY will not be cowed... that may work in the banana republic Bammer's from, but not in the USA!

See you in November!!!

[i35.photobucket.com image 640x402]


Pace yourself there, it's still ten and a half hours 'til they get going...
 
2012-10-03 09:28:08 AM
I heart alywa.
 
2012-10-03 09:36:44 AM

James!: I am so excited.


And you just cannot hide it.

I want to see Romney chase Obama around the stage like McCain did.
 
2012-10-03 09:37:19 AM

alywa: It's been a while since I've commented on this debocle, but here goes...


Too much too soon. You need to start slow and build up to that. Maybe start with #3 and then follow up with #1, #2 & #4 once you start getting people to bite.
 
2012-10-03 09:38:11 AM
I'm ashamed to say, I'm not going to watch. I might drop in my living room every now and again to take a peek, but I'll most likely be doing other things. Hey, don't look at me that way, I have a WoW character to get to 85. It ain't gonna level itself.
 
2012-10-03 09:39:02 AM

Cythraul: I'm ashamed to say, I'm not going to watch. I might drop in my living room every now and again to take a peek, but I'll most likely be doing other things. Hey, don't look at me that way, I have a WoW character to get to 85 90. It ain't gonna level itself.

 
2012-10-03 09:40:15 AM
So, any other Farkers part of any of the polling samples being used to report how well the candidates do?
 
2012-10-03 09:43:14 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-03 09:46:41 AM
What's the over/under for CNN on "% of my TV screen crammed with annoying and useless graphics"? I think it was around 40% in 08.
 
2012-10-03 09:51:13 AM
*CURRENTLY CALIBRATING...*

Barack Obama, Stockdale RatingTM - 0.0
Mitt Romney, Stockdale RatingTM - 0.0
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-10-03 09:55:25 AM

alywa: It's been a while since I've commented on this debocle, but here goes...

1. The GOP has shot themselfs in the foot. RINOS don't win, they just weaken the brand. Santorum, Gingrich, heck even Bachman would be whipping the floor with Zero, but Romney is barely winning. thankfully Romney has at least 53% of "working" america voting for him... last time I checked that was a majority so unless he falls flat on his face tonight the debates don't matter.

2. Speaking of debates, Romeny is going to score a TKO by knockout. Bambi can't speak his way out of brown paper sack, much less against a polished speaker like Mitt. Lets see how the Messiah does without the teleprompter-in-chief.

3. How is this election even close. We have a Christian vs a Muslim, A working man vs a "community organizer" Someone who runs a business versus someone who destroys business. A conservative (well, sort of) against an abortionist, America hating, bowing to foreigners France loving nightmare.

4. Despite all of your attempt to turn the table (War on Women Ha!), Gaffegate, dogs on roofies, etc you libs can't run on your hero's record, so you tear down a man who actually worked for a living. Born to a poor auto-worker, he had championed the saving of hundreds of US businesses and probably millions of jobs, all while Bambi has let GM sink further into despaire.

Believe me, this election isn't even going to be close. Skewed polling, voter fraud on unpressidented levels, intimidation at the boothes by New Black Panthers... The MAJORITY will not be cowed... that may work in the banana republic Bammer's from, but not in the USA!

See you in November!!!

[i35.photobucket.com image 640x402]


Wow; that was an epic troll or someone is seriously deluded.
 
2012-10-03 09:57:42 AM
Debate drinking game!

You're welcome.

Though these are nowhere near as fun as the drinking games for the Republican primary debates. :(
 
2012-10-03 10:00:42 AM

James!: I am so excited.


*giggity fist bump*
 
2012-10-03 10:05:06 AM

what_now: James!: I am so excited.

*giggity fist bump*



Giggity?  Did we just have cyber sex?
 
2012-10-03 10:10:44 AM

Elandriel: I heart alywa.


agreed. Years from now his posts will be required reading in literature classes.
 
2012-10-03 10:12:02 AM
Romney's debate coach:

www.sportramble.com
 
2012-10-03 10:19:18 AM

robsul82: *CURRENTLY CALIBRATING...*

Barack Obama, Stockdale RatingTM - 0.0
Mitt Romney, Stockdale RatingTM - 0.0


I love this.

I got a case of PBR tallboys waiting at home for the debate drinking game. Because sometimes the only way to get through a shiatty situation is to make it worse.
 
2012-10-03 10:19:20 AM

James!: what_now: James!: I am so excited.

*giggity fist bump*


Giggity?  Did we just have cyber sex?


*smokes cigarette*
 
2012-10-03 10:19:38 AM

Cythraul: I'm ashamed to say, I'm not going to watch. I might drop in my living room every now and again to take a peek, but I'll most likely be doing other things. Hey, don't look at me that way, I have a WoW character to get to 85. It ain't gonna level itself.


level cap is 90 now, so good luck with that.
 
2012-10-03 10:25:18 AM

ManateeGag: Cythraul: I'm ashamed to say, I'm not going to watch. I might drop in my living room every now and again to take a peek, but I'll most likely be doing other things. Hey, don't look at me that way, I have a WoW character to get to 85. It ain't gonna level itself.

level cap is 90 now, so good luck with that.


Thanks for correcting me. It's not as if I had not done so myself one post later.
 
2012-10-03 10:26:26 AM

mahuika: Debate drinking game!

You're welcome.

Though these are nowhere near as fun as the drinking games for the Republican primary debates. :(


Might as well post mine, since I took the time to write it. And it's funnier than theirs. I have two updates to it, which I'll post when I get to my home machine that has the actual edited copy on it. Two other farkers suggested really good additions, which are in that one.

The 2012 Presidential Debate Drinking Game - Semi-Official Fark.com rules

General rules: Use your drink of choice, but be careful. Analysis of this game suggests that an alcoholic coma is likely.

Topic: The Economy
Obama uses either the word "millionaires" or "billionaires": 1 sip
Obama uses the words "millionaires" AND "billionaires" in the same sentence: 2 sips
Romney uses the word "failed": 1 sip
Romney invokes Bain Capital as a reason to elect him: 2 sips, fire your manservant
Either candidate uses the term "middle-class": ½ a sip
Obama says "let me be clear": 1 sip any clear liquor
Romney invokes The Reagan: 2 sips, promptly forget how many sips you took, take 2 more
Either candidate claims that their tax plan will lower the deficit: one sip, yell "YOU LIE"
Either candidate mentions Social Security: Geritol shooter
Romney provides a single tax loophole that he intends to do away with: 3 sips
Romney provides more than one tax loophole that he intends to do away with: chug
Obama uses the term "Ryan Budget": 1 sip

Topic: Domestic Policy
Romney claims credit for RomneyCare: 2 sips
Obama gives Romney effusive credit and compliments for creating RomneyCare: 1 sip, laugh until you pass out and have to be treated in the ER
Romney mentions RomneyCare, but says it's a bad choice for the entire country: 1 sip, stare at TV in the "confused dog" pose
Obama uses the word "abortion": wash down RU-486 with drink
Romney says that corporations are people: 2 sips
Romney talks about government waste within sixty seconds of criticizing Obama for cutting the defense budget: 2 sips
Obama talks about government waste within sixty seconds of criticizing Romney for wanting to cut...unspecified stuff: 2 sips
Either candidate explicitly claims they want to completely get rid of any government program: 2 sips
Romney mentions the $700,000,000,000 in Medicare cuts: take one sip, spit it into another glass
Obama tries to explain the same Medicare cuts: start to take a sip, get bored


Topic: Foreign Policy (note: first debate is domestic policy only)
Romney uses Benjamin Netanyahu's nickname "Bibi": one sip, make "bibibibibibibibi" noise with finger and lips
Obama mentions Bin Laden: do a shooter, jump up, yell "BOOM! HEADSHOT!"
Romney says "apology tour": chug beer, boot on carpet, apologize to your host
Obama uses the term "Arab Spring": 1 sip
Romney uses the term "Arab Spring" without the words "Muslim Brotherhood" in the same sentence: 3 sips
Either candidate mentions China in a favorable light: 2 sips
Either candidate mentions China in an unfavorable light: ½ sip

Other:
Either candidate laughs out loud as the other candidate is answering a question: 2 sips
Either candidate smirks with a seriously smartass grin while the other candidate is answering a question: ½ sip
Either candidate mouths the word "no" during the other candidate's answer: 1 sip (limit of 5 per debate)
Moderator loses complete control of the debate: 1 sip
Either candidate completely ignores the question asked, goes to a memorized sound bite that they wanted to make sure they got on camera: 1 sip
Audience boos inappropriately: 1 sip
 
2012-10-03 10:31:36 AM

what_now: James!: what_now: James!: I am so excited.

*giggity fist bump*


Giggity?  Did we just have cyber sex?

*smokes cigarette*



It was good for me too, but I will warn you, my life, my love and my lady is the sea.
 
2012-10-03 10:36:31 AM
Wow. This thread got started early. That drinking game looks seriously dangerous. Maybe we should pick a candidate to drink to? I don't want to be puking before the debate is even over.
 
2012-10-03 10:46:35 AM

hillbillypharmacist: I'm gonna answer my own question. Here's an article with several options, including:

YouTube Politics
ABCNews Youtube channel
Yahoo's The Voice Of, which is teamed directly with the Presidential Debate Commission 
and on XBox Live.


Surprised CSPAN doesn't get a stream. I'll have to try either Youtube or try the Comcast one tonight.
 
2012-10-03 10:49:39 AM

sno man: Pace yourself there, it's still ten and a half hours 'til they get going...


Seriously.
Also, your misspellings seem too deliberate. What I like to do is just type as quickly as possible without worrying about correcting stuff rather than actually thinking of things to get wrong on purpose. That will make your errors more genuine.
 
2012-10-03 10:56:04 AM

Via Infinito: Wow. This thread got started early. That drinking game looks seriously dangerous. Maybe we should pick a candidate to drink to? I don't want to be puking before the debate is even over.


You could probably get hammered playing this game even if you were drinking de-alcoholized beer.
 
2012-10-03 10:58:45 AM

Cythraul: ManateeGag: Cythraul: I'm ashamed to say, I'm not going to watch. I might drop in my living room every now and again to take a peek, but I'll most likely be doing other things. Hey, don't look at me that way, I have a WoW character to get to 85. It ain't gonna level itself.

level cap is 90 now, so good luck with that.

Thanks for correcting me. It's not as if I had not done so myself one post later.


you were wrong on the internet! you must be correct as often as possible!
 
2012-10-03 11:01:58 AM
Today is Barack and Michelle's 20th wedding anniversary. I hope as a special gift to her, he rips Romney a new Obama-sized asshole.
 
2012-10-03 11:05:28 AM
Romney might actually experience his first genuine emotion tonight. that would be quite a sight to see.
 
2012-10-03 11:07:06 AM

Weaver95: Romney might actually experience his first genuine emotion tonight. that would be quite a sight to see.


Yeah, disappointment. Hah!
 
2012-10-03 11:11:34 AM
I shall celebrate by eating Korean fried chicken and then watching baseball.

/because America
 
2012-10-03 11:15:54 AM
Are there any UT folks out there that can convert the drinking game rules to butt chugging units?
 
2012-10-03 11:21:21 AM

The English Major: I want to see Romney chase Obama around the stage like McCain did.


I always wondered what the hell the story is behind that. Was McCain having a TIA, or just being goofy?
 
2012-10-03 11:22:20 AM

dahmers love zombie: mahuika: Debate drinking game!

You're welcome.

Though these are nowhere near as fun as the drinking games for the Republican primary debates. :(

Might as well post mine, since I took the time to write it. And it's funnier than theirs. I have two updates to it, which I'll post when I get to my home machine that has the actual edited copy on it. Two other farkers suggested really good additions, which are in that one.

The 2012 Presidential Debate Drinking Game - Semi-Official Fark.com rules

General rules: Use your drink of choice, but be careful. Analysis of this game suggests that an alcoholic coma is likely.

Topic: The Economy
Obama uses either the word "millionaires" or "billionaires": 1 sip
Obama uses the words "millionaires" AND "billionaires" in the same sentence: 2 sips
Romney uses the word "failed": 1 sip
Romney invokes Bain Capital as a reason to elect him: 2 sips, fire your manservant
Either candidate uses the term "middle-class": ½ a sip
Obama says "let me be clear": 1 sip any clear liquor
Romney invokes The Reagan: 2 sips, promptly forget how many sips you took, take 2 more
Either candidate claims that their tax plan will lower the deficit: one sip, yell "YOU LIE"
Either candidate mentions Social Security: Geritol shooter
Romney provides a single tax loophole that he intends to do away with: 3 sips
Romney provides more than one tax loophole that he intends to do away with: chug
Obama uses the term "Ryan Budget": 1 sip

Topic: Domestic Policy
Romney claims credit for RomneyCare: 2 sips
Obama gives Romney effusive credit and compliments for creating RomneyCare: 1 sip, laugh until you pass out and have to be treated in the ER
Romney mentions RomneyCare, but says it's a bad choice for the entire country: 1 sip, stare at TV in the "confused dog" pose
Obama uses the word "abortion": wash down RU-486 with drink
Romney says that corporations are people: 2 sips
Romney talks about government waste within sixty seconds of criticizing Obama for cutting the defen ...


"It's gonna be a long month": Down the rest of the bottle when you realize that your guy just lost
 
2012-10-03 11:22:45 AM
Sorry B. Hussein "The Islamic Shock" Obama, October baseball is more important than watching you spend 90 minutes running circles around a man forced into spewing nonsense just so the ignorants in his party don't runaway to join the Constitution Party.
 
2012-10-03 11:23:22 AM
I will be stuck at work in a room with the biggest wingnut in my company and a 60 inch TV.

I haven't called in sick for almost two years, but I am really tempted to right now.
 
2012-10-03 11:23:41 AM

alywa: Santorum, Gingrich, heck even Bachman would be whipping the floor with Zero, but Romney is barely winning.


thatsracist.gif
 
2012-10-03 11:24:04 AM

Cythraul: ManateeGag: Cythraul: I'm ashamed to say, I'm not going to watch. I might drop in my living room every now and again to take a peek, but I'll most likely be doing other things. Hey, don't look at me that way, I have a WoW character to get to 85. It ain't gonna level itself.

level cap is 90 now, so good luck with that.

Thanks for correcting me. It's not as if I had not done so myself one post later.


Did you really expect him to continue reading instead of making a knee-jerk post? Is this your first time here??

/does the exact same thing
//AND I DON'T CARE
 
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