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2012-11-22 07:32:03 AM
talkingpointsmemo.com

Was sure Mitt Gobblney was going to win.
 
2012-11-22 07:35:25 AM
Oh, Trollbama...

media.egotvonline.com
 
2012-11-22 07:42:25 AM
Oh, he's good.
 
2012-11-22 07:42:33 AM
Karl Rove is still counting feathers.
 
2012-11-22 08:42:54 AM
Trollist. President. EVER...
 
2012-11-22 08:45:02 AM
i595.photobucket.com

Master Troll. I love that guy.
 
2012-11-22 08:47:35 AM

Doctor Funkenstein: [i595.photobucket.com image 570x238]

Master Troll. I love that guy.


www.thegatewaypundit.com
 
2012-11-22 09:00:37 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Doctor Funkenstein: [i595.photobucket.com image 570x238]

Master Troll. I love that guy.

[www.thegatewaypundit.com image 600x418]


Trollmander in Chief.
 
2012-11-22 09:18:43 AM
The troll is strong with this one:

www.turningleft.net
 
2012-11-22 09:23:03 AM
www.wotshappening.com

"...and then I say 'please proceed Governor'."

"Oh my, he brings shame to his followers."
 
2012-11-22 09:27:28 AM
Apparently one of the turkeys he pardoned last year had Obamacare.
 
2012-11-22 09:29:01 AM

BillCo: Apparently one of the turkeys he pardoned last year had Obamacare.


Thanks for stopping by, I was waiting for a reason to use this...

i6.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-22 09:34:27 AM
Hilarious, but that whole pardon-the-turkey thing is just weird. Why?
 
2012-11-22 09:34:29 AM

BillCo: Apparently one of the turkeys he pardoned last year had Obamacare.


cdn.eurweb.com
 
2012-11-22 09:52:45 AM

God Is My Co-Pirate: Hilarious, but that whole pardon-the-turkey thing is just weird. Why?


Kennedy did it first I think, and HW made it a yearly thing. It's just a simple photo-op that raises opinion ratings.
 
2012-11-22 09:58:22 AM
Hey, look who's back!
 
2012-11-22 10:19:00 AM
so, does nate have the over/under on drew getting way too drunk and clearing the politics tab today? i kind of secretly want it to happen again.
 
2012-11-22 10:20:18 AM
wtf?

dailyoftheday.com
 
2012-11-22 10:21:15 AM
 
2012-11-22 10:21:16 AM
Who would want to eat a thin and likely homosexual turkey anyway?
 
2012-11-22 10:21:47 AM
Gotta love a man that trolls this hard... Except the WBC, they're just sad.

Also drunk Nate Silver was last seen in South America, proving that the end of the world was not going to happen... This year.
 
2012-11-22 10:25:23 AM
Trollbama is best Bama.
 
2012-11-22 10:25:36 AM

mrshowrules: BillCo: Apparently one of the turkeys he pardoned last year had Obamacare.

[cdn.eurweb.com image 529x353]


Brilliant. That reply was so perfect, It is almost like that photo op was done specifically for it.
 
2012-11-22 10:27:09 AM
i have a hard time not loving him
 
2012-11-22 10:27:13 AM
Oh, and this:
freedomaintfunny.com
 
2012-11-22 10:31:02 AM
No more campaigning? Welcome to the troll term.
 
2012-11-22 10:32:15 AM

divgradcurl: so, does nate have the over/under on drew getting way too drunk and clearing the politics tab today? i kind of secretly want it to happen again.


He's still at the "make trollish jokes about obamacare" drunk stage right now, so we probably have some time.
 
2012-11-22 10:32:37 AM

Yakk: No more campaigning? Welcome to the troll term.


Anyones opposed to trolling the extreme right wing, please raise your hand.
 
2012-11-22 10:40:00 AM

CygnusDarius: Yakk: No more campaigning? Welcome to the troll term.

Anyones opposed to trolling the extreme right wing, please raise your hand.


*raises hand*

Why just the 'extreme'?
 
2012-11-22 10:42:49 AM
 
2012-11-22 10:59:20 AM

mrshowrules: [www.wotshappening.com image 620x357]

"...and then I say 'please proceed Governor'."

"Oh my, he brings shame to his followers."


You know, in retrospect, those may have been the defining three words of the entire campaign. Once he realized that if he simply shut up and let Mitt ramble on, he would eventually say something so mind-bogglingly stupid and/or repugnant that voters would recoil in horror.
 
2012-11-22 11:17:37 AM

Yakk: No more campaigning? Welcome to the troll term.


Oh, how I'm going to enjoy this.

Four years of Republican

1-media-cdn.foolz.us
 
2012-11-22 11:20:13 AM

Richard Roma: Yakk: No more campaigning? Welcome to the troll term.

Oh, how I'm going to enjoy this.

Four years of Republican

[1-media-cdn.foolz.us image 250x240]


You know, i could never figure this out. Is that a REAL guys head asploding there?
 
2012-11-22 11:23:12 AM
So, an online poll was used to determine which turkeys would suffer a horrible death? Damn you, Internets!!!!

/Honestly, the "pardoned" turkeys are probably in the oven right now anyway.
 
2012-11-22 11:28:36 AM
He should have named them Willard and Paul and then smoked them.
 
2012-11-22 11:28:57 AM

Smoking GNU: Richard Roma: Yakk: No more campaigning? Welcome to the troll term.

Oh, how I'm going to enjoy this.

Four years of Republican

[1-media-cdn.foolz.us image 250x240]

You know, i could never figure this out. Is that a REAL guys head asploding there?


Nah, it's from the movie "Scanners", in which one of the eponymous Scanners (humans with psychic powers) makes his head explode on television.

/... How the fark do I know this? I've never even SEEN THE MOVIE.
 
2012-11-22 11:30:17 AM
i301.photobucket.com

Problem?
 
2012-11-22 11:31:23 AM

Felgraf: Smoking GNU: Richard Roma: Yakk: No more campaigning? Welcome to the troll term.

Oh, how I'm going to enjoy this.

Four years of Republican

[1-media-cdn.foolz.us image 250x240]

You know, i could never figure this out. Is that a REAL guys head asploding there?

Nah, it's from the movie "Scanners", in which one of the eponymous Scanners (humans with psychic powers) makes his head explode on television.

/... How the fark do I know this? I've never even SEEN THE MOVIE.


You could have seen Wayne's World.

/shrug
 
2012-11-22 11:33:14 AM

Smoking GNU: Richard Roma: Yakk: No more campaigning? Welcome to the troll term.

Oh, how I'm going to enjoy this.

Four years of Republican

[1-media-cdn.foolz.us image 250x240]

You know, i could never figure this out. Is that a REAL guys head asploding there?


No. It is from the movie Scanners. Micheal Ironside makes his head explode using his telepathic power. Impressive special effects with props for the time.
 
2012-11-22 11:40:34 AM

mrshowrules: No. It is from the movie Scanners. Micheal Ironside makes his head explode using his telepathic power. Impressive special effects with props for the time.


I wish I had the photoshop skills to take this picture and replace Ironside's head with Obama's and Asplode Guy's with, say, O'Reilly's or Nugent's:

ferretbrain.com
 
2012-11-22 11:49:49 AM

Richard Roma: mrshowrules: No. It is from the movie Scanners. Micheal Ironside makes his head explode using his telepathic power. Impressive special effects with props for the time.

I wish I had the photoshop skills to take this picture and replace Ironside's head with Obama's and Asplode Guy's with, say, O'Reilly's or Nugent's:

[ferretbrain.com image 400x295]


Ironside should have won the farking Academy Awards for that performance. Best B-actor who ever lived.
 
2012-11-22 11:51:24 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Felgraf: Smoking GNU: Richard Roma: Yakk: No more campaigning? Welcome to the troll term.

Oh, how I'm going to enjoy this.

Four years of Republican

[1-media-cdn.foolz.us image 250x240]

You know, i could never figure this out. Is that a REAL guys head asploding there?

Nah, it's from the movie "Scanners", in which one of the eponymous Scanners (humans with psychic powers) makes his head explode on television.

/... How the fark do I know this? I've never even SEEN THE MOVIE.

You could have seen Wayne's World.

/shrug


They don't really talk about the plot in Wayne's World; all the guy does is say "Did you see that scene in Scanners, where that guy's head blows up?"

/yes, I've seen Wayne's World once or twice
//a year
///for 20 years
 
2012-11-22 11:58:30 AM

qorkfiend: They don't really talk about the plot in Wayne's World; all the guy does is say "Did you see that scene in Scanners, where that guy's head blows up?"

/yes, I've seen Wayne's World once or twice
//a year
///for 20 years


but did it blow up real good?

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-22 12:16:19 PM

mrshowrules: Smoking GNU: Richard Roma: Yakk: No more campaigning? Welcome to the troll term.

Oh, how I'm going to enjoy this.

Four years of Republican

[1-media-cdn.foolz.us image 250x240]

You know, i could never figure this out. Is that a REAL guys head asploding there?

No. It is from the movie Scanners. Micheal Ironside makes his head explode using his telepathic power. Impressive special effects with props for the time.


Even more impressive was the special effects work that gave Mr. Ironside hair.
 
2012-11-22 12:41:41 PM

propasaurus: Hey, look who's back!


I swear the first time I read that it said look who's black, and I was all like "oh you!"
 
2012-11-22 12:43:04 PM

Dimensio: mrshowrules: Smoking GNU: Richard Roma: Yakk: No more campaigning? Welcome to the troll term.

Oh, how I'm going to enjoy this.

Four years of Republican

[1-media-cdn.foolz.us image 250x240]

You know, i could never figure this out. Is that a REAL guys head asploding there?

No. It is from the movie Scanners. Micheal Ironside makes his head explode using his telepathic power. Impressive special effects with props for the time.

Even more impressive was the special effects work that gave Mr. Ironside hair.


He is so going to blow-up your head for that comment.
 
2012-11-22 12:44:36 PM
images4.wikia.nocookie.net

Obama, his trollface on
 
2012-11-22 01:01:55 PM

mrshowrules: Richard Roma: mrshowrules: No. It is from the movie Scanners. Micheal Ironside makes his head explode using his telepathic power. Impressive special effects with props for the time.

I wish I had the photoshop skills to take this picture and replace Ironside's head with Obama's and Asplode Guy's with, say, O'Reilly's or Nugent's:

[ferretbrain.com image 400x295]

Ironside should have won the farking Academy Awards for that performance. Best B-actor who ever lived.


Fact: Michael Ironside answers his phone by saying 'Ironside'.

/The things you learn when working at a talent agency.
 
2012-11-22 01:06:34 PM

Bigdogdaddy: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

Link


Honestly, I didn't get the hysteria about that. People should understand where meat comes from, and if you* can't handle seeing a turkey getting killed on TV then maybe you shouldn't eat them.

* 'you' being the general population, not Bigdogdaddy in particular.
 
2012-11-22 01:06:35 PM

The Martian Manhandler: /The things you learn when working at a talent agency.


If you truly worked at a talent agency, why would you know anything about how Michael Ironside answers his phone. I call shenanigans.
 
2012-11-22 01:10:08 PM
OMFG... I love Barack Obama
 
2012-11-22 01:11:05 PM
Of course Nate called it. He uses math, and not just any math, but reality based math.
 
2012-11-22 01:27:25 PM

More_Like_A_Stain: The Martian Manhandler: /The things you learn when working at a talent agency.

If you truly worked at a talent agency, why would you know anything about how Michael Ironside answers his phone. I call shenanigans.


He actually learned that during his short but lucrative stunt at the talentless agency.
 
2012-11-22 01:30:19 PM

More_Like_A_Stain: The Martian Manhandler: /The things you learn when working at a talent agency.

If you truly worked at a talent agency, why would you know anything about how Michael Ironside answers his phone. I call shenanigans.


I didn't say it was a *good* talent agency, did I?
 
2012-11-22 01:31:44 PM
I can't wait for 10 years down the road when Trollbama has assumed the Bill Clinton Senior Statesman role and is just schooling fools for the pure trollish fun of it all.
 
2012-11-22 01:32:33 PM

Smoking GNU: Richard Roma: Yakk: No more campaigning? Welcome to the troll term.

Oh, how I'm going to enjoy this.

Four years of Republican

[1-media-cdn.foolz.us image 250x240]

You know, i could never figure this out. Is that a REAL guys head asploding there?


SPOILER ALERT: that is also not a real dudes face melting off in raiders of the lost ark. for real footage of a dude's head asploding on tv. try googling 'budd dwyer'
 
2012-11-22 01:34:21 PM

dallylamma: I can't wait for 10 years down the road when Trollbama has assumed the Bill Clinton Senior Statesman role and is just schooling fools for the pure trollish fun of it all.


When Michelle is touring the globe as Secretary of State and Barry is free to stay home with chubby white interns.
 
2012-11-22 01:36:04 PM

The Martian Manhandler: mrshowrules: Richard Roma: mrshowrules: No. It is from the movie Scanners. Micheal Ironside makes his head explode using his telepathic power. Impressive special effects with props for the time.

I wish I had the photoshop skills to take this picture and replace Ironside's head with Obama's and Asplode Guy's with, say, O'Reilly's or Nugent's:

[ferretbrain.com image 400x295]

Ironside should have won the farking Academy Awards for that performance. Best B-actor who ever lived.

Fact: Michael Ironside answers his phone by saying 'Ironside'.

/The things you learn when working at a talent agency.


I'm stealing that. I am literally going to answer the phone by say "Ironside" from now on.
 
2012-11-22 01:36:15 PM

dallylamma: I can't wait for 10 years down the road when Trollbama has assumed the Bill Clinton Senior Statesman role and is just schooling fools for the pure trollish fun of it all.


i hope he stays in better shape then. i can't help but think clinton's pimp hand has been slightly diminished due to his heart condition and new vegetarian lifestyle. (plus, he's still married to hillary, so that has had to add up to quite a bit of wear and tear as well.)
 
2012-11-22 01:42:23 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: Hilarious, but that whole pardon-the-turkey thing is just weird. Why?


Because these Turkeys are in the po-po for being too delicious.
 
2012-11-22 01:45:14 PM

teto85: Of course Nate called it. He uses math, and not just any math, but reality based math.


http://www.isnatesilverawitch.com
 
2012-11-22 01:45:49 PM

divgradcurl: dallylamma: I can't wait for 10 years down the road when Trollbama has assumed the Bill Clinton Senior Statesman role and is just schooling fools for the pure trollish fun of it all.

i hope he stays in better shape then. i can't help but think clinton's pimp hand has been slightly diminished due to his heart condition and new vegetarian lifestyle. (plus, he's still married to hillary, so that has had to add up to quite a bit of wear and tear as well.)


totalfratmove.com

Obama is clearly learning from the master.
 
2012-11-22 01:49:09 PM

divgradcurl: Smoking GNU: Richard Roma: Yakk: No more campaigning? Welcome to the troll term.

Oh, how I'm going to enjoy this.

Four years of Republican

[1-media-cdn.foolz.us image 250x240]

You know, i could never figure this out. Is that a REAL guys head asploding there?

SPOILER ALERT: that is also not a real dudes face melting off in raiders of the lost ark. for real footage of a dude's head asploding on tv. try googling 'budd dwyer'


I had no idea this came from a movie before the other farkers pointed it out to me. -_-
 
2012-11-22 02:23:54 PM
AHA! Death Panels! Obamba's choosing which ones live and die!!

/Got nothing.
//Fried Turkey and Cranberry Sauce in the shape of a can. God Bless America
 
2012-11-22 02:40:35 PM

Smoking GNU: I had no idea this came from a movie before the other farkers pointed it out to me. -_-


I know all kinds of things about movies I have never seen, thanks to Fark.
Sometimes I even see an old movie and when it gets to THAT part, I always think, OMG, there it is--the thing that's on Fark!

/I don't get out much.
 
2012-11-22 02:47:39 PM

dallylamma: I can't wait for 10 years down the road when Trollbama has assumed the Bill Clinton Senior Statesman role and is just schooling fools for the pure trollish fun of it all.


I'm hoping he gets appointed to SCOTUS. Lifetime trolling privileges.
 
2012-11-22 03:14:49 PM

propasaurus: dallylamma: I can't wait for 10 years down the road when Trollbama has assumed the Bill Clinton Senior Statesman role and is just schooling fools for the pure trollish fun of it all.

When Michelle is touring the globe as Secretary of State and Barry is free to stay home with chubby white interns.


In the words of the immortal Bangles, "heaven is a place on earth".

//love me some chubby humidors
 
2012-11-22 04:01:30 PM
Lol! I think the President should openly troll like that all the time. He really has a talent for it.
 
2012-11-22 04:02:36 PM
Not so lucky:
i47.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-22 04:34:30 PM
Where was Silver when Obama had to choose a wife?
 
2012-11-22 04:45:33 PM
They see me trollin'. They hatin'.
 
2012-11-22 05:08:44 PM

teto85: Of course Nate called it. He uses math, and not just any math, but reality based math.


Ah so he does have a liberal skew!
 
2012-11-22 06:34:56 PM
"Eric" and "Troy" approve this pardon.

(You know a president can't really pardon a turkey, because it's committed no crime ...)
 
2012-11-22 06:48:55 PM

Bender The Offender: propasaurus: dallylamma: I can't wait for 10 years down the road when Trollbama has assumed the Bill Clinton Senior Statesman role and is just schooling fools for the pure trollish fun of it all.

When Michelle is touring the globe as Secretary of State and Barry is free to stay home with chubby white interns.

In the words of the immortal Bangles, "heaven is a place on earth".

//love me some chubby humidors


That would be Belinda Carlisle. Who was in The Go-Go's, not The Bangles.
 
2012-11-22 08:00:01 PM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: "Eric" and "Troy" approve this pardon.

(You know a president can't really pardon a turkey, because it's committed no crime ...)


Just that of being a turkey.
 
2012-11-22 08:08:14 PM
i50.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-22 08:45:50 PM

hbk72777: Where was Silver when Obama had to choose a wife?


Did you really just regress to the playground taunt of "If you like him so much, why don't you marry him"? Because it sounds like you did.
 
2012-11-22 10:10:20 PM

thisispete: hbk72777: Where was Silver when Obama had to choose a wife?

Did you really just regress to the playground taunt of "If you like him so much, why don't you marry him"? Because it sounds like you did.


Either that or he's going for the Conservatard favorite of "Michelle Obama is ugly so that proves whatever point I make."
 
2012-11-22 10:21:20 PM
Those turkeys are dependent on gifts, and look who gave it to them. They just want stuff, and little do they realize how much stuff they were about to get if Fartbama hadn't pardoned them.
 
2012-11-23 12:36:09 AM

hbk72777: Where was Silver when Obama had to choose a wife?


Hey! It's not the face you f... Oh. Wait. Never mind.
 
2012-11-23 12:56:37 AM
Not a bad joke, actually.
 
2012-11-23 01:19:21 AM
 
2012-11-23 09:19:21 AM
Wait... there was online voting to see which turkey would be pardoned?

AND ONE OF THEM WAS NOT NAMED BARABBAS?
 
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