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2012-10-24 08:33:42 PM  

Mugato: way south: Mr. "57 States" mixed up his Russian and US ships during the Democratic convention, and then tried to expound on Romney's lack of geographical and Naval knowledge during the last debate.

You people are still harping on the 57 states thing, are you farking serious? And you're equating that to what Romney said about Iran? Christ on a cracker, you can't be real.


They don't have much else.
 
2012-10-24 08:35:40 PM  

Mugato: way south: Mr. "57 States" mixed up his Russian and US ships during the Democratic convention, and then tried to expound on Romney's lack of geographical and Naval knowledge during the last debate.

You people are still harping on the 57 states thing, are you farking serious? And you're equating that to what Romney said about Iran? Christ on a cracker, you can't be real.


More Americans know how many states there are than can find Iran or Syria on a map.
Just saying...

/You expect your favorite politician to get a pass on his gaffs for some reason?
 
2012-10-24 08:37:21 PM  

way south: Waxing_Chewbacca: Jesus he's clueless

...and He's not alone.
Mr. "57 States"


I had heard about the 57 states thing for a couple of years and then I finally decided to listen to it. After listening to the recording I can safely say that people that mention it are either hard of hearing or just deficient human beings.
 
2012-10-24 08:39:48 PM  

Vodka Zombie: Fark Israel. Let them fight their own wars.


I agree. I cannot understand the US obsession with backing up Israel.

What has Israel ever done for the US? Are they a loyal ally that fights along side the US in times of war? Were they at Vietnam, Korea or Afghanistan? I don't think they even assisted in either of the Iraq wars which they had an immediate interest in.

They do nothing but cause trouble and should not receive any support of aid from anyone until they are willing honor their original border commitments with the Palistinians.
 
2012-10-24 08:41:15 PM  

way south: Mugato: way south: Mr. "57 States" mixed up his Russian and US ships during the Democratic convention, and then tried to expound on Romney's lack of geographical and Naval knowledge during the last debate.

You people are still harping on the 57 states thing, are you farking serious? And you're equating that to what Romney said about Iran? Christ on a cracker, you can't be real.

More Americans know how many states there are than can find Iran or Syria on a map.
Just saying...

/You expect your favorite politician to get a pass on his gaffs for some reason?


You could at least come up with something a little newer.
 
2012-10-24 08:41:20 PM  

way south: More Americans know how many states there are than can find Iran or Syria on a map.
Just saying...

/You expect your favorite politician to get a pass on his gaffs for some reason?


No but I expect you all to get some new material after all these years.

You can't actually think that Obama doesn't know how many states there are and that wasn't just a slip of the tongue. Romney not understanding basic geography or foreign affairs, that what he said wasn't a mis-speaking but a prepared statement that he believed? That's somewhat easier to believe. I think you know the difference.
 
2012-10-24 08:59:50 PM  

way south: Waxing_Chewbacca: Jesus he's clueless

...and He's not alone.
Mr. "57 States" mixed up his Russian and US ships during the Democratic convention, and then tried to expound on Romney's lack of geographical and Naval knowledge during the last debate.


So we're comparing Obama saying '57' once, when he obviously meant '47', and a staffer being lazy with GIS, to Romney repeatedly demonstrating a profound lack of knowledge about a country he intends to invade?

Republicans are just sad.
 
2012-10-24 09:00:58 PM  

Bf+: Mugato: It's scary how much people care about bullshiat social issues when Romney sucks so much on foreign policy, the issue that could actually get us all irradiated.

"Romney can't locate the country he plans to invade on a map but gays are allowed to see their partners in the hospital! WTF is up with that?"


this.

In the final debate... on foreign policy... He showed he didn't even know the location of the countries involved while at the same time reversing his Afghanistan exit strategy stance 180 degrees from what he held only two weeks ago. (Not to mention promising to ramp up battleship production.)

How is this not the worst presidential-race-ending debate ever?


Because these people are more reliable voters than just about any other group out there.
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2012-10-24 09:08:13 PM  

Dr Dreidel: HST's Dead Carcass: Diogenes: No question. But Romney is going after him for "incitement" and not the real deal. Cause he picked on Israel.

Fartmoney has a hard-on for Israel, he really, really wants to ask the Prime Minister to Prom, but it's ok, it's just a bromance. When he's not talking up Israel at every point of his campaign, he's sending Benji candied Valentine hearts and chocolate samplers from Whitman's.

Which is a great way to ensure that Benny Hillanyahu doesn't make it through the next parliamentary elections. Israelis are increasingly not happy with Bibi's Iranian sabre-rattling and (with the exception of the Israeli Right) bristle at his support of Romney over Obama.


Do you have a citation on that?

No snark....that's something I'd love to have in my back pocket the next time my co-worker starts going off on an anti-Obama rant involving Israel.
 
2012-10-24 09:10:14 PM  

way south: Waxing_Chewbacca: Jesus he's clueless

...and He's not alone.
Mr. "57 States" mixed up his Russian and US ships during the Democratic convention, and then tried to expound on Romney's lack of geographical and Naval knowledge during the last debate.

The horrifying truth is that both candidates are clueless on a wide range of important subjects.
You might as well choose one based on their taste in beer.

/I guess its score one for Obama there.


I'm Pretty Sure that Obama didn't have much to do with picking out that slide that they used. Is that the best you have?
 
2012-10-24 09:25:46 PM  
So, if talking about "erasing Israel" or other nonsense means arrest for inciting genocide, whatever shall we do with Teatards holding signs about "2nd amendment solutions"?
 
2012-10-24 09:27:42 PM  

way south: mixed up his Russian and US ships during the Democratic convention


Candidates are responsible for the slide show?

laist.com
 
2012-10-24 09:28:48 PM  

Mugato: way south: More Americans know how many states there are than can find Iran or Syria on a map.
Just saying...

/You expect your favorite politician to get a pass on his gaffs for some reason?

No but I expect you all to get some new material after all these years.

You can't actually think that Obama doesn't know how many states there are and that wasn't just a slip of the tongue. Romney not understanding basic geography or foreign affairs, that what he said wasn't a mis-speaking but a prepared statement that he believed? That's somewhat easier to believe. I think you know the difference.


There is a long list of gaffes from both candidates so, no, I don't think Obama's mistakes are any less telling than Romney's.
A slip of the tongue or a poorly worded concept are very common things on the campaign trail.
I do think its funny that when Obama throws a stone from the porch of his glass house the white knights come to his rescue.

/Because defending a politician will never end in disappointment...
 
2012-10-24 09:32:41 PM  

way south: There is a long list of gaffes from both candidates


Yes, candidates make gaffes. This isn't a gaffe. Romney is just displaying his ignorance.

way south: the white knights come to his rescue.


Is that why you're White Knighting Romney?
 
2012-10-24 09:56:30 PM  

way south: Mugato: way south: More Americans know how many states there are than can find Iran or Syria on a map.
Just saying...

/You expect your favorite politician to get a pass on his gaffs for some reason?

No but I expect you all to get some new material after all these years.

You can't actually think that Obama doesn't know how many states there are and that wasn't just a slip of the tongue. Romney not understanding basic geography or foreign affairs, that what he said wasn't a mis-speaking but a prepared statement that he believed? That's somewhat easier to believe. I think you know the difference.

There is a long list of gaffes from both candidates so, no, I don't think Obama's mistakes are any less telling than Romney's.
A slip of the tongue or a poorly worded concept are very common things on the campaign trail.
I do think its funny that when Obama throws a stone from the porch of his glass house the white knights come to his rescue.

/Because defending a politician will never end in disappointment...


You're apparently just never going to get it so nevermind.
 
2012-10-24 09:58:37 PM  

way south: Mugato: way south: More Americans know how many states there are than can find Iran or Syria on a map.
Just saying...

/You expect your favorite politician to get a pass on his gaffs for some reason?

No but I expect you all to get some new material after all these years.

You can't actually think that Obama doesn't know how many states there are and that wasn't just a slip of the tongue. Romney not understanding basic geography or foreign affairs, that what he said wasn't a mis-speaking but a prepared statement that he believed? That's somewhat easier to believe. I think you know the difference.

There is a long list of gaffes from both candidates so, no, I don't think Obama's mistakes are any less telling than Romney's.
A slip of the tongue or a poorly worded concept are very common things on the campaign trail.
I do think its funny that when Obama throws a stone from the porch of his glass house the white knights come to his rescue.

/Because defending a politician will never end in disappointment...


But you still haven't come up with any new "gaffes" of Obama's. Give us some, and then we'll talk.

Till then, you just can't compare a misstatement Obama made in 2008 about "57 states" with Romney's not knowing where Iran is in 2012. I'm sorry, they're just not the same caliber of error.
 
2012-10-24 09:59:51 PM  

Gyrfalcon: way south: Mugato: way south: More Americans know how many states there are than can find Iran or Syria on a map.
Just saying...

/You expect your favorite politician to get a pass on his gaffs for some reason?

No but I expect you all to get some new material after all these years.

You can't actually think that Obama doesn't know how many states there are and that wasn't just a slip of the tongue. Romney not understanding basic geography or foreign affairs, that what he said wasn't a mis-speaking but a prepared statement that he believed? That's somewhat easier to believe. I think you know the difference.

There is a long list of gaffes from both candidates so, no, I don't think Obama's mistakes are any less telling than Romney's.
A slip of the tongue or a poorly worded concept are very common things on the campaign trail.
I do think its funny that when Obama throws a stone from the porch of his glass house the white knights come to his rescue.

/Because defending a politician will never end in disappointment...

But you still haven't come up with any new "gaffes" of Obama's. Give us some, and then we'll talk.

Till then, you just can't compare a misstatement Obama made in 2008 about "57 states" with Romney's not knowing where Iran is in 2012. I'm sorry, they're just not the same caliber of error.


Also, the 57 states thing was said once. Romney has repeatedly restated the 'Syria is Iran's path to the sea" bullshiat.
 
2012-10-24 10:45:08 PM  
Arrest him for what? Being an obnoxious loud-mouthed asshole? Half the Republicans would be in prison right now if that were actionable.
 
2012-10-24 10:48:48 PM  

The Onion is prophetic: Epoch_Zero: They were legitimately being wiped out.

Bad choice of word?


Well we know it obviously wasn't legitimate - after all, populations have ways of shutting the whole thing down if they're being legitimately wiped out.
 
2012-10-24 11:32:42 PM  

Mugato: way south: Mr. "57 States" mixed up his Russian and US ships during the Democratic convention, and then tried to expound on Romney's lack of geographical and Naval knowledge during the last debate.

You people are still harping on the 57 states thing, are you farking serious? And you're equating that to what Romney said about Iran? Christ on a cracker, you can't be real.


Also, he doesn't know what the word "expound" means.
 
2012-10-25 01:32:25 AM  
To Wile E.'s credit, he is a Super Genius.
 
2012-10-25 06:22:29 AM  

Moopy Mac: way south: Waxing_Chewbacca: Jesus he's clueless

...and He's not alone.
Mr. "57 States"


I had heard about the 57 states thing for a couple of years and then I finally decided to listen to it. After listening to the recording I can safely say that people that mention it are either hard of hearing or just deficient human beings.


I think that there's this weird idea among conservatives that "fair and balanced" means that for everything Obama does right, there has to be an equal and opposite thing he does wrong.

This results in a really weird idea of what constitutes an opposition party. The first thing they did was declare all positions held by Obama as socialistic sacrilege - even the ones they'd held previously. "We must be the opposite of Obama," they're thinking. "Obama is for the Republican healthcare mandate, therefore we must be against it!"

That's why you see them pumping up the "57 states" thing so hard. They have to make that gaffe equal to every stupid thing that every Republican across the entire country is saying - and there are a lot of stupid things. That's why you're still hearing about that "Navy Corpse-man," too.

Poor Fox News is having a hell of a time of it. Due to the perception that the rest of the media is in the tank for Obama, they've felt they've had no choice but to provide a relentless drumbeat of acidic criticism. That's why you keep hearing stuff like that paperclip thing and the "terrorist fist bump." Every turn of the head, every raised eyebrow HAS to mean that Obama is a terrorist Muslim sympathizer socialist who's incompetent at his job and relentless in his ambitions. Because that's the "opposite." They're struggling to provide "balance."

The fact that there are actual criticisms that can be levied against the President, and the fact that the President has had more gaffes than just "57 states," doesn't seem to cross their minds. All they know is that they HAVE to be in opposition. Doesn't matter how, as long as whatever the President does, they're the opposite. Because that's what they think "opposition" means.
 
2012-10-25 06:45:10 AM  

Silverstaff: Katolu: Vodka Zombie: Fark Israel. Let them fight their own wars.

They have a very capable military. Why we feel the need to coddle them is beyond me. Sure, back them up, but fight their wars THEY want to start?

Because of Jesus.

Seriously.

The big reason that supporting Israel is so popular, no matter what, is that to many/most Evangelical Christians, they see the modern State of Israel as being the same Israel prophesied in Revelations.

According to Revelations, Israel will always be victorious, and is the Good Guy, and whoever stands against them is opposing Jesus and God.

So, no matter what Israel says or does, they believe it's right because the Bible says so. They are a large voting bloc with significant power in the Republican party.

Combine that with political power of wealthy Jewish political donors and guilt over the holocaust putting pressure for the US on the Democrat side, and the US won't directly oppose Israel, and will normally go out of its way to support them.


See, I still don't get this. The frackin' BIBLE says the U.S. has to turn against Israel before the second coming.

Zechariah 14:2 - For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle

ALL nations, not just "some" or "those Muslim nations"... ALL nations. Similar statements can be found in Joel 3:1-2, Revelations 16:13-16, and others.

So, Christian Republicans... Why are you going against your God's will? You've been harping on about the end times for centuries now, but you continue to delay the prophesied Apocalypse by refusing to turn against Israel. shiat or get off the pot, I say...

/yes, this was mostly snark
 
2012-10-25 07:10:10 AM  

way south: Mr. "57 States" mixed up his Russian and US ships during the Democratic convention, and then tried to expound on Romney's lack of geographical and Naval knowledge during the last debate.


Because Obama personally picks the slides for his presentation?

I've heard a lot of weak false equivalency arguments around here in my time but that one is something special.

Mitt's "I'm gonna arrest Ahaminajihad" whargaarbl wasn't a simple side show goof up it is clear proof that the guy A) has no credibility of foreign policy issues B) Is in Bibi's back pocket and C) Has no clue how the real world works in which case he's an idiot or alternately is just saying whatever the fook he thinks people want to hear in order to get votes in which case he's shameless, power hungry overly-entitled asshat who should never be let near the office of the presidency.

But that's just my opinion, man.
 
2012-10-25 08:29:03 AM  
In a secret recording of a secret meeting, Mitt Romney said that his "job is not to worry about those people", referring to 47% of the US voting population - the "useless eaters".

Which means he HATES this 47% and wants them AND their children to STARVE_TO_DEATH.

Mitt Romney wants to MURDER 47% of the people living in the US - that's over 147 million people.

Mitt Romney wants to MURDER over 10 times as many people as Hitler did.

You heard it, you read it, you KNOW he said it!

If that isn't incitement to genocide, I don't know what is.

ARREST MITT ROMNEY NOW!!!
 
2012-10-25 09:37:16 AM  

Amos Quito: In a secret recording of a secret meeting, Mitt Romney said that his "job is not to worry about those people", referring to 47% of the US voting population - the "useless eaters".

Which means he HATES this 47% and wants them AND their children to STARVE_TO_DEATH.

Mitt Romney wants to MURDER 47% of the people living in the US - that's over 147 million people.

Mitt Romney wants to MURDER over 10 times as many people as Hitler did.

You heard it, you read it, you KNOW he said it!

If that isn't incitement to genocide, I don't know what is.

ARREST MITT ROMNEY NOW!!!


You spent time typing that that you could have spent masturbating.
 
2012-10-25 10:18:10 AM  

Jgok: So, Christian Republicans... Why are you going against your God's will? You've been harping on about the end times for centuries now, but you continue to delay the prophesied Apocalypse by refusing to turn against Israel. shiat or get off the pot, I say...

/yes, this was mostly snark


I actually made that argument once. The people I asked doubled down on the Derp.

The way it was explained to me was that since the US is a Christian StateTM it is part of Israel/Jerusalem for those purposes, and it will be a part as long as it stays a Christian State.

Those libby libs trying to force Jesus out of the Constitution and ban the Bible are trying to destroy America by removing God's Protection by separating it politically and religiously from Israel.

In other words, they were saying that Separation of Church and State will destroy America because of biblical prophecy. . .and that's why liberals are satanic.

/Wish I was joking
//Some people scare me with the toxic levels of derp they emit.
 
2012-10-25 10:23:18 AM  

thurstonxhowell: Amos Quito: In a secret recording of a secret meeting, Mitt Romney said that his "job is not to worry about those people", referring to 47% of the US voting population - the "useless eaters".

Which means he HATES this 47% and wants them AND their children to STARVE_TO_DEATH.

Mitt Romney wants to MURDER 47% of the people living in the US - that's over 147 million people.

Mitt Romney wants to MURDER over 10 times as many people as Hitler did.

You heard it, you read it, you KNOW he said it!

If that isn't incitement to genocide, I don't know what is.

ARREST MITT ROMNEY NOW!!!

You spent time typing that that you could have spent masturbating.



Yes, and my charging Romney with "inciting genocide" is every bit as valid as charging Dinnerjacket.

Izzy lies.
 
2012-10-25 11:18:07 AM  

Silverstaff: Jgok: So, Christian Republicans... Why are you going against your God's will? You've been harping on about the end times for centuries now, but you continue to delay the prophesied Apocalypse by refusing to turn against Israel. shiat or get off the pot, I say...

/yes, this was mostly snark

I actually made that argument once. The people I asked doubled down on the Derp.

The way it was explained to me was that since the US is a Christian StateTM it is part of Israel/Jerusalem for those purposes, and it will be a part as long as it stays a Christian State.

Those libby libs trying to force Jesus out of the Constitution and ban the Bible are trying to destroy America by removing God's Protection by separating it politically and religiously from Israel.

In other words, they were saying that Separation of Church and State will destroy America because of biblical prophecy. . .and that's why liberals are satanic.

/Wish I was joking
//Some people scare me with the toxic levels of derp they emit.


Oh, for flying fark's sake! That's what they really believe? That's incredibly scary.

I'm a Christian myself, and I find that working at the "love your neighbor' bit is pretty much a full-time job. It's not always easy. I personally don't see how other Christians have time to worry about stuff like you mentioned, or GLBT marriage, or the rest of it that they keep going on about.

/The obvious asnwer is that they aren't really Christians, but saying that would be judging them, which is something we're not supposed to do.
 
2012-10-25 11:40:22 AM  

kg2095: Vodka Zombie: Fark Israel. Let them fight their own wars.

I agree. I cannot understand the US obsession with backing up Israel.

What has Israel ever done for the US? Are they a loyal ally that fights along side the US in times of war? Were they at Vietnam, Korea or Afghanistan? I don't think they even assisted in either of the Iraq wars which they had an immediate interest in.

They do nothing but cause trouble and should not receive any support of aid from anyone until they are willing honor their original border commitments with the Palistinians.


Israel has a full time job just defending itself. It's surrounded by countries that, historically if not currently, want it not to exist. So Israel's not very likely to get involved in foreign wars/conflicts like the ones you've mentioned. Besides, it's really a tiny country with a relatively small population.

And I don't believe that Israel's taking part in any coalition force in its own region would be a Good Thing. Can you imagine the reaction if the US and Israel joined military forces and invaded a Moslem country? Double-plus ungood!

I'm pretty sure that Israel is helping us, behind the scenes in the intelligence department. It wouldn't surprise me if Al Qieda (or however it's spelled) has a Mossad asset or two in its upper ranks. The intel on where individual terrorist leader-types are at a given moment is coming from somewhere.

Israel's helped us in the past, by not getting involved in fighting when we asked them not to: remember the SCUD missiles during Bush the Elder's Iraq war?

Having said all this, I agree that we're probably unwise in automatically approving absolutely everything that Israel does, and that Palestinians have as much right to their own homeland as Israelis. But I don't agree that Israel's never done anything for the US. (Though whether they've done enough to justify the amount of support they get from us is another matter.)
 
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