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2012-10-29 01:45:41 PM  

TofuTheAlmighty: Considering how much of a lapdog he's been for Israel, I'm not surprised by that number.


super_grass: He essentially blew off Israel, how the fark do people think that he's a Jew?


You two kids need to work this out.
 
2012-10-29 01:46:42 PM  

rthanu: Why Would I Read the Article: I recently found out that I'm actually 1/4th Jewish, so I'm....um...I wouldn't say it's a kick, but it's....something, I guess.

Anyway, I just wish I'd found out before I was too old to go on the free trip to Israel. Stupid world. I blame the Jews.

So are you 1/4 circumcised?


Catholics get cut too.

/cut
 
2012-10-29 01:47:09 PM  

piperTom: Subby says that like it's a bad thing.

Already he's First Black President. Now he can be first Jewish president, all without destroying any more contries!


I thought he is Irish. Didn't he visit his ancestral home last year in Ireland?

/serious
 
2012-10-29 01:49:18 PM  
CSB time:

I talk with my Grandmother fairly often, and she lives in Arkansas. I asked her who she voted for and she said "The Christian." I said, "Obama? Because the other guy follows a religion founded by a turn of the century scam artist who claimed to get religious revelations from rocks he viewed in his hat."

She told me she didn't know anything about that, but she knew Obama was a Muslim.

Upshot is, even if she had voted for Obama, it wouldn't have mattered. Arkansas will go for Romney by probably better than 20 points. (Notso)Coincidentally, the KKK is still active in rural Arkansas and they are voting to get the Black man out of the White house. Everything else is secondary.

/end CSB
 
2012-10-29 01:49:48 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Marine1: Hey, Jewish President doesn't sound like a bad idea.

In these terrible economic times? Don't we want someone a bit more profligate in his spending?


Smaller words please.
 
2012-10-29 01:52:02 PM  
There's a better chance of Obama being Jewish than there is of him being born in Hawaii. 

too easy
 
2012-10-29 01:52:39 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: Why Would I Read the Article: I recently found out that I'm actually 1/4th Jewish, so I'm....um...I wouldn't say it's a kick, but it's....something, I guess.

Anyway, I just wish I'd found out before I was too old to go on the free trip to Israel. Stupid world. I blame the Jews.

Unless it's your maternal grandmother, no, you're not. If it was, you've always been a full member* of the tribe.

/*Now go study.


My maternal grandmother's parents were Jewish, so I can be Jewish, but it's not automatic according to my friend (a Reform Rabbi). She says I have to live as a Jew and belong to the Jewish community to "be Jewish". Just meeting the Nazi definition of Jewish isn't enough.
 
2012-10-29 01:54:21 PM  
An enduring tribute to the overwhelming farking stupidity of our great country.
 
2012-10-29 01:54:36 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk 

Nothing to see here...
 
2012-10-29 01:54:41 PM  
i49.tinypic.com

I can't imagine where anyone would possibly get such an idea.
 
2012-10-29 01:54:55 PM  

TheHappyDrinker: rthanu: Why Would I Read the Article: I recently found out that I'm actually 1/4th Jewish, so I'm....um...I wouldn't say it's a kick, but it's....something, I guess.

Anyway, I just wish I'd found out before I was too old to go on the free trip to Israel. Stupid world. I blame the Jews.

So are you 1/4 circumcised?

Catholics get cut too.

/cut


Raises hand.
 
2012-10-29 01:57:41 PM  

herrDrFarkenstein: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 270x400]

DjangoStonereaver: Well, to be fair, they all look alike to some people.

For all you mouthbreathers out there, here's a handy guide:

Jew:

[image1.findagrave.com image 250x313]

Not Jew:

[weaselzippers.us image 476x534]

Don't forget your Latino Jews.


And your Polish Muslims
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-29 01:57:51 PM  
Ve vill have to analyse vim.
room404.net
 
2012-10-29 01:58:18 PM  
Put on your yarmulke
Here's Obamake
So much fun-ake
To vote for Obamake

Obamake is
a Jew, the Teatards fear
Instead of one term as President
He's got eight crazy years

So when you feel like the only public servant
Who still has a foreskin
Here's a list of people who are Jewish
Just like you and hiiiiiiim....

Joltin' Joe Lieberman
Lights the menorah
So do Harry Reid, George Bush
and his lovely wife Laura

Guess who eats lunch at the
Congressional deli
The senator from New Hampshire
Ayotte, first name Kelly

Al Gore's half Jewish
Bubba is half, too
Together they've the chutzpuh
To stand up to John Sununu

If John McCain gives off that
quintessential gentile vibe
Al Franken spun his dreidel
back on Saturday Night Live

Put on your yarmulke
Here comes Obamake
The guy who saved our economica
celebrates Hannakuh

Todd Akin, not a Jew
But guess who is?
Senator Mary Landrieu (she converted)

We got Barbara Boxer
and (I think) Maria Shriver
Joe Biden's a quarter Jewish
and so's his personal driver

Some people think
that Rush Limbaugh just might be
He's not, but still we got
every single Kennedy

So many Jews in the government biz
John Kerry isn't, but I heard his wife still is

So tell your friend Veronica
to vote now for Obamake
I'll play my new harmonica
while voting for Obamake
Don't waste your gin and tonic-a
or get caught marijuanica
when the race is finally won-ica
by the Hindu Muslim Jewish guy Obamake
 
2012-10-29 02:00:09 PM  
Reload the PDF:
http://surveys.ap.org/data/GfK/AP_Racial_Attitudes_Topline_09182012.p d f

**2012 numbers have been updated to correct a typo showing 18 percent of respondents saying Obama is Jewish. The numbers for Muslim, some other religion, no religion, and don't know were displayed in the wrong rows.
IMG4. Do you happen to know the religion of each of the following people? If you don't know, you can mark that too.
[RANDOMIZE THE ORDER OF RELIGION ITEMS IN ROWS]
[RANDOMIZE THE ORDER OF NAMES IN THE COLUMNS]
Barack Obama
2010
2012
Protestant
26
28
Catholic
4
5
Mormon
0
0
Jewish
0
0
Muslim
17
18
Some other religion
8
10
No religion
2
2
Don't know
41
35
Refused/Not Answered
1
2
 
2012-10-29 02:00:22 PM  
Where in the world did this come from?
How many people believe he is in fact a Red Chinese?
 
2012-10-29 02:00:55 PM  
One line of that needs to be changed to, "So when you feel like the only public servant without your foreskin."

Oops. The line doesn't flow as well that way.
 
2012-10-29 02:02:19 PM  
It seems that we (and they) keep forgetting that the job of elected officials is to represent the people, not do whatever they personally would prefer. If they took their job seriously religion wouldn't matter, as any specific religious belief or ideal does not accurately represent the majority of people.

/But try telling that to the Eckankarists. I mean, jeez!
 
2012-10-29 02:03:13 PM  

MadAzza: Rufus Lee King: FTA: "When people were asked if they were racist, they said no, but when a survey that measures racial preferences via tiny pictures and Chinese characters was used,the racism was found."

Huh? What?

It says it right there!


They might have been talking about the Implicit Association Test, a crude form of which you can take on the Internet. The IAT is one of a few ways that racism can be scientifically measured. Such tests are not perfect, but they're far more accurate than self-reporting (i.e., asking someone "Are you a racist?").

Another method is to measure the activity of the amygdala as a way of gauging how much fear/stress/anxiety a person is feeling in response to some stimuli (such as photos of people of different races).

We're getting rather close to the point where we can sit a person down into a machine and, and hour later, have a "racism score" for that person. And a "sexism score" and a "homophobia score," too, for that matter. We ought to start giving some thought to what we'll DO with these scores once we have them.

By the way, I'm not sure if this is the AP story they're referring to or not.
 
2012-10-29 02:03:16 PM  
This is bad news for the Mormon guy, mebbe?
 
2012-10-29 02:04:55 PM  

Benni K Rok: Sneakernets: It's not that Obama is a Muslim, but that once you're Muslim you can't convert. See, that's what you libby McLibs don't understand. Being Muslim is genetic. Just like Jews. But since we can't hate those big-nosed freedom haters, er, God's chosen people, we turned to the Muslims instead, because Jesus. And republicans are Reptilians , so it's best to worship them.

[wtfamireading.png]


AM talk radio.
 
2012-10-29 02:06:37 PM  
Since Clinton laid claim to being the first black President, he has to innovate, keep on top of his game.

This year he runs as a Jew. In 2016, he changes his name, puts on a dress and runs as a white woman just to get Hillary's goat.

He's just smooth enough that he might carry it off. Which of the Wayan Brothers will be Veep is still up in the air. If worse comes to worse, all black remake of Some Like it Hot.
 
2012-10-29 02:07:01 PM  

herrDrFarkenstein: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 270x400]

DjangoStonereaver: Well, to be fair, they all look alike to some people.

For all you mouthbreathers out there, here's a handy guide:

Jew:

[image1.findagrave.com image 250x313]

Not Jew:

[weaselzippers.us image 476x534]

Don't forget your Latino Jews.


upload.wikimedia.org

What a white Latino Jew might look like.
 
2012-10-29 02:10:53 PM  
I believe he's a Buddhist pterodactyl-American.
 
2012-10-29 02:12:01 PM  

ciberido: MadAzza: Rufus Lee King: FTA: "When people were asked if they were racist, they said no, but when a survey that measures racial preferences via tiny pictures and Chinese characters was used,the racism was found."

Huh? What?

It says it right there!

They might have been talking about the Implicit Association Test, a crude form of which you can take on the Internet. The IAT is one of a few ways that racism can be scientifically measured. Such tests are not perfect, but they're far more accurate than self-reporting (i.e., asking someone "Are you a racist?").

Another method is to measure the activity of the amygdala as a way of gauging how much fear/stress/anxiety a person is feeling in response to some stimuli (such as photos of people of different races).

We're getting rather close to the point where we can sit a person down into a machine and, and hour later, have a "racism score" for that person. And a "sexism score" and a "homophobia score," too, for that matter. We ought to start giving some thought to what we'll DO with these scores once we have them.

By the way, I'm not sure if this is the AP story they're referring to or not.


It's probably best to do nothing with the scores, since they measure something that could be called racism, but that thing is not what we normally think of when we think of the term "racism."

First, it does not fit with the academic definition of racism at all, since it's a more or lessobjective measure of a biological response that does not take social context into account (so, theoretically, a person could, by that measure, be racist against his or her own race), but that's another can of worms.

More importantly, it measures a physiological response that is not under a person's control, and most useful definitions involve some sort of elective moral failing. So, some guy could be scared of black people, but maybe he scolds himself constantly for having those feelings, and then he goes out of his way to be extra nice to black people. While one could argue that this is certainly racially motivated behavior, it seems strange to call someone racist for being nice.

So, it's useful, but it's probably more useful for assessing trends in large groups of people, and it probably (definitely, really) needs to use a term other than "racism" for what it measures.
 
2012-10-29 02:13:23 PM  

herrDrFarkenstein: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 270x400]

DjangoStonereaver: Well, to be fair, they all look alike to some people.

For all you mouthbreathers out there, here's a handy guide:

Jew:

[image1.findagrave.com image 250x313]

Not Jew:

[weaselzippers.us image 476x534]

Don't forget your Latino Jews.


www.eonline.com

Did not know Officer Poncharello was one of the tribe.
 
2012-10-29 02:14:25 PM  
but when a survey that measures racial preferences via tiny pictures and Chinese characters was used, the racism was found.
derp.co.uk
 
2012-10-29 02:15:25 PM  

Soymilk: Where in the world did this come from?
How many people believe he is in fact a Red Chinese?

Manchurian

. There's a subtle difference.
 
2012-10-29 02:28:11 PM  
Well goshdarnit, I just had to make a special trip to my profile to add "Jew" to The Big Spiffy List of All the Bad Things Fartbama Is.
 
2012-10-29 02:33:45 PM  

I_C_Weener: And how many believe he's a Mormon Martian?


Isn't that lovely?
 
2012-10-29 02:40:26 PM  

herrDrFarkenstein: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 270x400]

DjangoStonereaver: Well, to be fair, they all look alike to some people.

For all you mouthbreathers out there, here's a handy guide:

Jew:

[image1.findagrave.com image 250x313]

Not Jew:

[weaselzippers.us image 476x534]

Don't forget your Latino Jews.


Eric Estradaberg?
 
2012-10-29 02:42:12 PM  

stucka: Reload the PDF:
http://surveys.ap.org/data/GfK/AP_Racial_Attitudes_Topline_09182012.p d f

**2012 numbers have been updated to correct a typo showing 18 percent of respondents saying Obama is Jewish. The numbers for Muslim, some other religion, no religion, and don't know were displayed in the wrong rows.
IMG4. Do you happen to know the religion of each of the following people? If you don't know, you can mark that too.
[RANDOMIZE THE ORDER OF RELIGION ITEMS IN ROWS]
[RANDOMIZE THE ORDER OF NAMES IN THE COLUMNS]
Barack Obama
2010
2012
Protestant
26
28
Catholic
4
5
Mormon
0
0
Jewish
0
0
Muslim
17
18
Some other religion
8
10
No religion
2
2
Don't know
41
35
Refused/Not Answered
1
2


That makes a lot more sense.
 
2012-10-29 03:12:02 PM  
Now that's what I call religious flip-flopping.
 
2012-10-29 03:12:41 PM  
This is only a Fark greenlit article because someone knows that many of our libby libs want to perform metzitzah b'peh on Obama.
 
2012-10-29 03:14:13 PM  
If Obama had a sense of humor he could dress up like Osama Bin Laden from head to toe for Halloween, dress the two little ones up like green Martians and walk hand in hand right down the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue.
 
2012-10-29 03:15:50 PM  

super_grass: He essentially blew off Israel, how the fark do people think that he's a Jew?


Because you aren't supposed to hate him for being half-black/born in Hawaii/not bringing sufficient hope and/or acceptable change.

Israel being the Kryptonite of American politics, there is no right position on Israel.
 
2012-10-29 03:20:43 PM  

abhorrent1: Was there ever a poll on just how many stupid farks there are in the world?


I don't need a poll. I assume "everyone" and work my way back from that assertion based out evidence. The tally still runs in favour of moronic douchebags.

/there goes the humanitarian award.
 
2012-10-29 03:23:22 PM  

brantgoose: This is bad news for the Mormon guy, mebbe?


That depends on whether or not being a half-assed knockoff of the Freemasons makes Mormonism a real religion.
 
2012-10-29 03:24:12 PM  

lantawa: This is only a Fark greenlit article because someone knows that many of our libby libs want to perform metzitzah b'peh on Obama.


Is that what you call it when the rabbi sucks off the baby's putz?
 
2012-10-29 03:24:48 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: brantgoose: This is bad news for the Mormon guy, mebbe?

That depends on whether or not being a half-assed knockoff of the Freemasons makes Mormonism a real religion.


It did wonders for Wicca.
 
2012-10-29 03:25:40 PM  
People is stupid
 
2012-10-29 03:27:43 PM  

Valiente: lantawa: This is only a Fark greenlit article because someone knows that many of our libby libs want to perform metzitzah b'peh on Obama.

Is that what you call it when the rabbi sucks off the baby's putz?


Who knew? It's code Hebrew.
 
2012-10-29 03:33:38 PM  
I thought he was a Buddhist.
 
2012-10-29 03:36:52 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: Well, to be fair, they all look alike to some people.

For all you mouthbreathers out there, here's a handy guide:

Jew:

[image1.findagrave.com image 250x313]

Not Jew:

[weaselzippers.us image 476x534]


/Leaving satisfied.
 
2012-10-29 03:39:09 PM  

lantawa: libby libs want to perform metzitzah b'peh on Obama.


www.lrc.salemstate.edu
Do what now?
 
2012-10-29 03:39:44 PM  
That shvartzer? Feh! Your father should be alive to hear such talk, he'd plotz.
 
2012-10-29 03:41:07 PM  
Personally, I think he's probably an atheist or agnostic, but knows better than to admit, as sadly, this country isn't ready to elect an atheist president. Stupid superstitious people. I understand the draw of belief in an afterlife and all that, but when confronted with scientific knowledge and simple logic, I don't really understand how so many still believe. I chalk it up to fear and indoctrination.
 
2012-10-29 03:45:22 PM  

Marine1: Hey, Jewish President doesn't sound like a bad idea.


If you actually want a President to bring farktards in Israel to heal, that's what it would take.
 
2012-10-29 03:51:02 PM  

gibbon1: Marine1: Hey, Jewish President doesn't sound like a bad idea.

If you actually want a President to bring farktards in Israel to heal, that's what it would take.


*blinks*

*opens mouth raises index finger*

*closes mouth lowers index finger*

*walks away*
 
2012-10-29 04:21:45 PM  
^ That reaction is sweeping the room.
 
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