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2012-10-05 12:00:35 PM
If he's that good at slight of hand he should have started pulling coins out of everyone in the audience's ears, that's always a crowd pleaser. 
 
2012-10-05 12:00:35 PM

sprawl15: Again, unless that piece of paper had a magic Mormon spell cursing Obama's true name to make him noncommittal and boring, I have serious problems giving a shiat.


That says a lot about you as a person.
 
2012-10-05 12:00:36 PM
I thought it was a handkerchief and he used it later in the debate?

Wasn't this already settled?
 
2012-10-05 12:00:48 PM
Those were his tax returns



Obviously.
 
2012-10-05 12:00:50 PM
Fark it, it's a field goal.
 
2012-10-05 12:01:09 PM

violentsalvation: Has anyone decoded the message he was either sending or receiving with his blinking eyes?


D-R-I-N-K-M-O-R-E-O-V-A-L-T-I-N-E
 
2012-10-05 12:01:19 PM

lennavan: No, subby I did not notice that because I saw Romney take notes many times. But even if the way you totally imagined the debate went were true, I fail to see how a handkerchief explains it.

Holy farking shiat you all need to drop this line of derp you're seriously as stupid as the far right derp right now.


They are being told Obama lost. Apparently this bothers them because they can't think for themselves, or realize that there is another debate on the 11th that will cause people to give even less of a fark about any of this than they already did.

Stop staring at your navels, folks. It's ... weird.
 
2012-10-05 12:01:35 PM

Nurglitch: I don't think there's really anything here. Even if it was a magical spell for winning the debate, I don't think he bothered to read it.


Considering how many of Romney's statements could be connected to hard references, I can only assume it was a sketch of Nemo singing "just keep swimming".
 
2012-10-05 12:01:37 PM

Earpj: Peter von Nostrand: WTF does "hinky" mean?

We also did this shiat years ago with the Bush "earpiece" thing. Fark around

Hinky means weird, kinda off, not quite right...


Sounds like something Velma would say
 
2012-10-05 12:01:40 PM

ManateeGag: Via Infinito: Quasar: Is this like how Bush (or was it McCain) must have had an earpiece?

No this is more straight forward. He clearly took paper out of his pocket and put it on the podium.

There's another video that shows him going back to the podium later and collecting all his papers before he leaves.
Not that it's particularly suspicious, but we can't leave our crib notes on the podium, now can we?

that's far from conclusive. the paper he picked up at the end looked a lot larger then what he pulled out in the beginning.


That's because he took ALL the papers from the podium.
 
2012-10-05 12:01:46 PM

Peter von Nostrand: WTF does "hinky" mean?


media.comicvine.com

You're dead to me.
 
2012-10-05 12:01:47 PM
What was really on that paper:

j.wigflip.com
 
2012-10-05 12:01:52 PM

violentsalvation: Has anyone decoded the message he was either sending or receiving with his blinking eyes?


Drink... more... Ovaltine?!?! What?!
 
2012-10-05 12:01:53 PM

SideshowRaheem: You know how you feel when conservative sites put forward something so ridiculous that you can't believe people far for it? Yeah, this is the liberal version of that.


So you guys sees invisible Obama and we see invisible notes.
 
2012-10-05 12:01:57 PM

Dogberry: So the SAT has better proctoring than a presidential debate, huh? Sheesh.


Umm...we don't expect Presidential candidates to cheat in the dam debates. Seriously calls into question what little integrity and character that Romney has left.
 
2012-10-05 12:01:58 PM

lennavan: No, subby I did not notice that because I saw Romney take notes many times. But even if the way you totally imagined the debate went were true, I fail to see how a handkerchief explains it.

Holy farking shiat you all need to drop this line of derp you're seriously as stupid as the far right derp right now.


THIS
 
2012-10-05 12:02:08 PM
The Daily Kos is so farking stupid. That was quite clearly a handkerchief.
 
2012-10-05 12:02:10 PM
What a sleaze.
 
2012-10-05 12:02:26 PM

SouthParkCon: [mediadagger.com image 275x183]

About sums up this thread...


I'd save that for the right wing for the day after the election
 
2012-10-05 12:02:30 PM
Dim Spin - Near win - Liberals take it on the chin
 
2012-10-05 12:02:36 PM

violentsalvation: Has anyone decoded the message he was either sending or receiving with his blinking eyes?



i.imgur.com
The intervals between blinks were governed by a Fourier Series -- the same mathematical formula my father used to give my blinking pattern the appearance of randomness.
 
2012-10-05 12:02:41 PM

give me doughnuts: violentsalvation: Has anyone decoded the message he was either sending or receiving with his blinking eyes?

D-R-I-N-K-M-O-R-E-O-V-A-L-T-I-N-E


Dammit!
 
2012-10-05 12:02:52 PM

lennavan: cameroncrazy1984: lennavan: No, subby I did not notice that because I saw Romney take notes many times. But even if the way you totally imagined the debate went were true, I fail to see how a handkerchief explains it.

Why would Romney put a handkerchief on the podium? Why not just keep it in his pocket? Is he expecting some sort of snot-emergency wherein he'll need to save time?

Holy fark who cares why he put it on a podium versus kept it in his pocket. Do you? Are you seriously concerned about the location of Mitt Romney's handkerchief?


You don't think it's seriously weird that Romney put a handkerchief on the podium before the debate? Who does that?

OH SH*T it's part of his programming!
 
2012-10-05 12:03:12 PM
Notes on the paper:
- $716b medicare cuts
- Remember to say "no, that is wrong. you are lying"
- F*ck big bird
- Remember to smile awkwardly

violentsalvation: Has anyone decoded the message he was either sending or receiving with his blinking eyes?


"Naval Aviator Jeremiah Denton. Torture. Torture. Torture"
 
2012-10-05 12:03:23 PM
Let's see, I had to endure a campaign ad for Obama to see the video. I wonder if this could be bias in any way?
 
2012-10-05 12:03:23 PM

Bruce Campbell: oldfarthenry: Come on! Bruce Campbell ALWAYS works from a script!

That's bullshiat. I improvise plenty.


Can you improvise some better scripts for Burn Notice? That shiat is tired.
 
2012-10-05 12:03:27 PM

Madbassist1: sprawl15: Again, unless that piece of paper had a magic Mormon spell cursing Obama's true name to make him noncommittal and boring, I have serious problems giving a shiat.

That says a lot about you as a person.


Thank you. Realism tends to be under-appreciated this late in the election season.
 
2012-10-05 12:03:28 PM

jayhawk88: Peter von Nostrand: WTF does "hinky" mean?

[media.comicvine.com image 300x319]

You're dead to me.


LOL. Check one post up
 
2012-10-05 12:03:31 PM
He cheated. I would expect nothing less from a rich scumbag liar.
 
2012-10-05 12:03:35 PM
But yet Romney never looked down at his "cheating notes" that are written on cloth, so why bother? This is an asinine story.

The air is too thin, Lehrer was out to get Obama, The President is weighted down with an impending terrorist strike, blah, blah,. blah. There are no excuses in politics. Grow up.
 
2012-10-05 12:03:37 PM
You gotta love the left's flailing around trying to figure out why Fartbongo got his ass kicked. It's simple. He hasn't had to face anybody tough in years. He got soft, he lost his edge. He became complacent. He's been told he's the greatest thing for so long that he began to believe that he was the best there is. And then holy shiat what the hell is this a tough SOB?

It reminded me of the pigs from Demolition Man: "We're police officers! We're not trained to handle this kind of violence! "

Maybe next time he'll prep for the debate. I'm not sure why though, anybody who's not faking it at their job can talk shop at the drop of a hat.
 
2012-10-05 12:03:45 PM

Peter von Nostrand: WTF does "hinky" mean?

We also did this shiat years ago with the Bush "earpiece" thing. Fark around


Except I think the Bush ear piece thing was for real.
 
2012-10-05 12:03:52 PM
Probably just a legal loophole in the rules that Romney used. Perfectly legit.
 
2012-10-05 12:04:33 PM
The butthurt is strong in this thread.
 
2012-10-05 12:04:41 PM
Romney WAS taking notes during the debate. Either that or he was jerking off. I remember seeing
the mic on the podium jiggling quite a bit.

I'm betting it was note taking, though because if he was jerking off then BO would have had to whip
HIS out and the damn podium would have fallen over (you know, because black men...something
something penis size).

In all seriousness (sorta?) though, he CLEARLY put something on the podium but nobody knows if
it was pre-written notes or not. Maybe the man is just more comfortable reading off of note cards
than a piece of paper so that's what he took his notes on.

My oldest son is the same way. Give him something on a piece of paper to read and its painful to
listen to. Put them on note cards though and he turns into a GOT damn orator. Maybe having the
cards in his hand to shuffle through relaxes him or something...I don't know.
 
2012-10-05 12:04:52 PM

Peter von Nostrand: Earpj: Peter von Nostrand: WTF does "hinky" mean?

We also did this shiat years ago with the Bush "earpiece" thing. Fark around

Hinky means weird, kinda off, not quite right...

Sounds like something Velma would say


No. That would be "Jinky's"...or however it's spelled.
 
2012-10-05 12:05:24 PM
Who cares? Both candidates should have notes.
 
2012-10-05 12:05:25 PM

crab66: RepublicansPoliticians cheat to win at all things in life?

 
2012-10-05 12:05:29 PM
According to the article on Buzzfeed, there is video of him picking up the same object later in the debate to dab his forehead so it's a hanky, but I couldn't get the clip they had posted (which is about a minute long compared to the 22 second clip I did see) to play. Anyone else seen it?

Cue "Romney released the tape to make us talk about him winning the debate instead of the jobs report!" in 5, 4, 3, 2...
 
2012-10-05 12:06:01 PM
This may seem like a silly question, but why is it against the rules to bring notes? Granted, you don't want the whole debate to turn into a stump speech. But, you do want to keep your facts straight to counter certain arguments. (Or, in the case of RMoney, his bald-faced lies.)
 
2012-10-05 12:06:07 PM
Um... guys... They're politicians. Lying and cheating is part and parcel of who and what they are.
 
2012-10-05 12:06:14 PM

sprawl15: Certainly not facts or figures.


facts are for commies!
 
2012-10-05 12:06:27 PM
Meh. Whatever that is, it looks like it bends in a way that couldn't be notes. Unless he wrote them on a napkin or something... Which would be pretty hilarious.

/I call it the Smell-o-scope!
 
2012-10-05 12:06:27 PM
Sorry no. Not ever Mit Romney would be stupid enough to risk getting caught cheating on camera on national TV. It was handkerchief.
 
2012-10-05 12:07:03 PM

Lando Lincoln: Headso: This comes off even more whiny than complaining about the moderator, the conspiracy theory adds a zest of crazy too.

Oh, come ON. Just watch the video. It's plain as day that he pulled out some notes.

This doesn't affect my opinion of the guy in the least, so I don't really care either way.


It could have been notes or handkerchief or some mormon underwear but it didn't affect the debate so even bringing it up comes off as desperate.
 
2012-10-05 12:07:04 PM
Saw the video, and having cheated a few times myself, I would never be so obvious about it. Honestly, that could have been a small bible or book of mormon put there for luck. I do wonder, why is it that no one during the debate called this out? Why did no one ask what that was? Is it possible that Romney showed everyone what it was before placing it on the podium?
 
2012-10-05 12:07:14 PM
The butthurt is extraordinarily strong in this thread.
 
2012-10-05 12:07:17 PM
if you keep watching, you can see him leaf through them with same hand. definitely notes.
 
2012-10-05 12:07:27 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Can you improvise some better scripts for Burn Notice? That shiat is tired.


In it for the pay check since they have a new guy at Old Spice.
 
2012-10-05 12:07:56 PM

Egoy3k: Sorry no. Not ever Mit Romney would be stupid enough to risk getting caught cheating on camera on national TV. It was handkerchief.


Perhaps not. But perhaps he had his ZINGERS hidden in the handkerchief!

/nailed it
 
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