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(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)   "It's unlikely that secession was one of those important issues the White House contemplated. Neither was requiring the president... to have a beer with the founder of Fark.com, a website that aggregates weird and humorous news"   (post-gazette.com) divider line 103
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2012-11-15 12:35:52 PM  
What? Obama wouldn't have a beer with Drew?? I KNEW I SHOULDA VOTED FOR RMONEY!!!1!

:(
 
2012-11-15 01:15:26 PM  
It's just as well. Obama would serve his crappy home brew instead of Heineken.
 
2012-11-15 01:24:41 PM  
It would be hilarious if President Obama honored the petition to have a beer with Drew, and was completely and totally silent on the secession petitions.
 
2012-11-15 01:24:50 PM  
Well, that just sucks.
Barry might just learn something from Drew, too.
 
2012-11-15 01:25:41 PM  
What's with the sudden deluge of petitions? Is this a new thing?

Oh, and:

Residents representing every state but Vermont have signed online petitions since President Barack Obama's re-election last week

WTF Vermont? Bunch of slackers. .
 
2012-11-15 01:27:08 PM  
Is his wife invited?

/cuz she ain't interested.
 
2012-11-15 01:27:31 PM  

xanadian: What? Obama wouldn't have a beer with Drew?? I KNEW I SHOULDA VOTED FOR RMONEY!!!1!

:(


romney wouldn't even have a beer with himself. what a pisser.
 
2012-11-15 01:29:06 PM  
Just because it isn't an important issue doesn't mean the president won't do it. Who wouldn't want to have a beer with Drew?
 
2012-11-15 01:29:20 PM  
The Republicans in Congress un-ironically suggested that all the problems of gridlock could be solved if only the President had lunch with their membership more often.
They and their surrogates beat this drum for months. And the press, at best, gave them a pass on all that and more often, abetted it.

So it's pretty weak farkin sauce to dismiss a request from the citizenship for the President to have a beer with *their* surrogate as not "serious".

Even if we *aren't* entirely serious about it, the press has no standing to dismiss it.
 
2012-11-15 01:29:40 PM  
Le epic win amirite fark XD XD XD
 
2012-11-15 01:29:48 PM  

By Tracie Mauriello / Post-Gazette Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON -- What would Old Glory look like with a few less stars?


*facepalm*

YOU ALREADY HAD MOST OF THE CORRECT WORD RIGHT THERE! All you had to do was type 'with fewer stars', but no, YOU HAD TO USE 'LESS' WITH A WORD INDICATING COUNTABLE OBJECTS!
 
2012-11-15 01:29:49 PM  
the founder of this website is named Drew? learn something new everyday I guess...
 
2012-11-15 01:30:04 PM  
Time to put up a petition to institute a tax on those who sign petitions.
ts4.mm.bing.net
 
2012-11-15 01:31:03 PM  
Zachery: "Who wouldn't want to have a beer with Drew?"

Romney?
 
2012-11-15 01:31:18 PM  

Headso: the founder of this website is named Drew? learn something new everyday I guess...


Yeah, you've never heard of Drew Fark?
 
2012-11-15 01:31:31 PM  

Glenford: What's with the sudden deluge of petitions? Is this a new thing?



It's actually the best way to respond to dipsticks. Instead of attacking them, which implies that they are worth taking seriously, you mock them or satirise their message, inviting others to ridicule them.

If only there was a website devoted to this so we could do it full time.
 
2012-11-15 01:31:53 PM  
I do wonder though, which one of you Farkers work for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette?
 
2012-11-15 01:34:35 PM  
Obama blew off Drew? What a bastard...doesn't he realize Drew is a Temporal Locus? If these two fail to link up it will cause a timeline rupture!
 
2012-11-15 01:35:22 PM  
Here's the White House beer recipe. Bottle carbonated, they really went low tech.
 
2012-11-15 01:36:14 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: By Tracie Mauriello / Post-Gazette Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON -- What would Old Glory look like with a few less stars?


*facepalm*

YOU ALREADY HAD MOST OF THE CORRECT WORD RIGHT THERE! All you had to do was type 'with fewer stars', but no, YOU HAD TO USE 'LESS' WITH A WORD INDICATING COUNTABLE OBJECTS!


Understand you're angry, but you don't need yelling.
 
Xoc
2012-11-15 01:36:47 PM  
I just realized that these petitions are like Leo's "big block of cheese day" on the West Wing.
 
2012-11-15 01:37:27 PM  
It's funny that you have to explain to people that signing an online petition will not actually allow a state to secede. I've seen ridiculous facebook posts regarding this nonsense.

I find it kind of ironic that in order to sign the petition you have to sign up to the website. As distrustful as many of these people are of the socialist/communist/whateverist regime they perceive, they would willingly go onto a goverment website and knowingly log their personal information.

But then again, these aren't the sharpest tools in the shed.
 
2012-11-15 01:37:47 PM  
I'm starting a petition that we annex Canada and make French the national language.
 
2012-11-15 01:38:01 PM  

Headso: the founder of this website is named Drew? learn something new everyday I guess...


img856.imageshack.us
You shouldn't listen to rumors like that.
 
2012-11-15 01:38:51 PM  
Headso: the founder of this website is named Drew? learn something new everyday I guess...

Yeah, you've never heard of Drew Fark?


Really? I thought he was Drew Peterson.

/has a sister, Nancy...
 
2012-11-15 01:38:54 PM  

Headso: the founder of this website is named Drew? learn something new everyday I guess...


No, his name isn't Drew.

It's the Invisible Man.
 
2012-11-15 01:39:08 PM  
Fark doesn't only aggregate weird and humorous news, they also feature badly written news, non-news, and news that is actually important.
 
2012-11-15 01:39:32 PM  

mark12A: Headso: the founder of this website is named Drew? learn something new everyday I guess...

Yeah, you've never heard of Drew Fark?

Really? I thought he was Drew Peterson.

/has a sister, Nancy...


She was from Quebec?
 
2012-11-15 01:39:35 PM  

red230: Laugh all you want but Obama and his socilist policies are the greatest threat America has ever faced.

[www.fohguild.org image 419x342]


Are there bars in Fascism?
 
2012-11-15 01:41:11 PM  

starsrift: Understand you're angry, but you don't need yelling.


host5.shoppepro.com
 
2012-11-15 01:42:06 PM  

starsrift


Understand you're angry, but you don't need yelling.


Sorry. I wasn't yelling at Fark.


"Need yelling"?
 
2012-11-15 01:42:29 PM  
Sore losers, cry babies, bed wetters...

Go back to Europe where you came from. Oh wait, you can't do that, they have socialized health care.
 
2012-11-15 01:43:00 PM  

starsrift: Englebert Slaptyback: By Tracie Mauriello / Post-Gazette Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON -- What would Old Glory look like with a few less stars?


*facepalm*

YOU ALREADY HAD MOST OF THE CORRECT WORD RIGHT THERE! All you had to do was type 'with fewer stars', but no, YOU HAD TO USE 'LESS' WITH A WORD INDICATING COUNTABLE OBJECTS!

Understand you're angry, but you don't need yelling.


Yes, we can all do with fewer yelling.
 
2012-11-15 01:43:22 PM  

pottie: Sore losers, cry babies, bed wetters...

Go back to Europe where you came from. Oh wait, you can't do that, they have socialized health care.


Umm...the UK isn't part of Europe.

Thank you for playing.
 
2012-11-15 01:44:40 PM  
Officials promised to respond to all petitions with more than 25,000 signatures.

Predicted response:

How about no?! Does no work for you because it sure as hell works for us?!
 
2012-11-15 01:45:10 PM  
FTA: "If you're hoping your state is going to actually secede you're probably wasting your time, but if you want public officials to know you're unhappy about something then I don't think signing petitions is a waste of time at all..."

So go waste your governor's/state representative's time instead.
 
2012-11-15 01:45:41 PM  
I love how every time anyone suggests reining in ludicrous spending, or capping the staggeringly insane profits corporations make, whackjob Americans immediately label them "socialist" as if it's a bad thing. I've got news for you. The free market concept is the biggest threat, not only to the United States, but to the entire world.
 
2012-11-15 01:45:53 PM  
i thought you said impressions then i put my glasses on and see you said secessions.

now it all makes sense ...
 
2012-11-15 01:45:58 PM  

SnyderCat: pottie: Sore losers, cry babies, bed wetters...

Go back to Europe where you came from. Oh wait, you can't do that, they have socialized health care.

Umm...the UK isn't part of Europe.

Thank you for playing.


The European Union is composed of 27 sovereign member states: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

thanks for letting me play.
 
2012-11-15 01:50:42 PM  

gregscott: Fark doesn't only aggregate weird and humorous news, they also feature badly written news, non-news, and news that is actually important.


Now-a-days couldn't you just shorten that down to "news"?
 
2012-11-15 01:52:19 PM  

Glenford: Residents representing every state but Vermont have signed online petitions since President Barack Obama's re-election last week

WTF Vermont? Bunch of slackers.


Vermont is apparently the only state composed 100% of patriots.
 
2012-11-15 01:53:18 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: starsrift

Understand you're angry, but you don't need yelling.


Sorry. I wasn't yelling at Fark.


"Need yelling"?


Exactly, we don't need with the yelling.

red230: Laugh all you want but Obama and his socilist policies are the greatest threat America has ever faced.

[www.fohguild.org image 419x342]


You again? Make up your mind, is he socilist or fascist? Didn't you get slapped down once already for having Lenin and Marx on the same poster as Hitler and Mussolini?

/pop quiz, hot shot: define socialism, communism, fascism and authoritarianism, indicated the differences between each of those ideologies
 
2012-11-15 01:53:39 PM  

pottie: SnyderCat: pottie: Sore losers, cry babies, bed wetters...

Go back to Europe where you came from. Oh wait, you can't do that, they have socialized health care.

Umm...the UK isn't part of Europe.

Thank you for playing.

The European Union is composed of 27 sovereign member states: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

thanks for letting me play.


You obviously have never spoken to a true British citizen...we don't like being called Europeans ;)

No offense.
 
2012-11-15 01:57:28 PM  

you have pee hands: Here's the White House beer recipe. Bottle carbonated, they really went low tech.


Sometimes, low-tech is best-tech.

/...says the guy who is really into advanced-tech powered agriculture.
 
2012-11-15 01:57:52 PM  
Sounds as though "We The People" has become of sort of internet 911. How about I start a petition to have,say, 10 cases of beer delivered to my door every week?
 
2012-11-15 02:03:12 PM  
Another non-story about this petition bs? Cripes, it must be a slow news week. I thought the Patreus scandal was tedious...

Let the Fair Weather Patriots rant. Next time they call you un-American or un-patriotic, you'll already have a good reason to ignore them.
 
2012-11-15 02:03:16 PM  
It's a damn shame that what was actually a decent idea, creating a way for the people to directly bring an issue before their executive branch through popular petition, has been twisted into a joke by trolls who want to yuck it up on message boards about the stupid petitions they created.

Apparently, you can underestimate the stupidity of Americans.
 
2012-11-15 02:04:01 PM  
I say we start a petition to stop all these useless petitions!
 
2012-11-15 02:04:03 PM  
If at first you don't....
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-15 02:05:25 PM  

SnyderCat: pottie: Sore losers, cry babies, bed wetters...

Go back to Europe where you came from. Oh wait, you can't do that, they have socialized health care.

Umm...the UK isn't part of Europe.

Thank you for playing.


Wow, that was stupid.
 
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