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2013-01-22 12:07:15 PM  
They would have understood if there was a replica of the Stanley Cup on the stage.
 
2013-01-22 12:09:43 PM  
We are celebrating the peaceful and orderly transfer of one of the most powerful positions on the planet, between leaders chosen by the people they govern.

No riots, murders, death squads, secret politburo meetings, or voter intimidation campaigns.


//and yes, I know the system isn't perfect, and yes, I know we transferred it to the same guy.
 
2013-01-22 12:12:17 PM  
Canada Free Press, with the tagline "Because Without America, There is No Free World."

Jesus fark, conservatism really is a contagion.
 
2013-01-22 12:14:12 PM  
Just for the record, img1.fark.net = img1.fark.net North, basically.
 
2013-01-22 12:14:55 PM  
There are a lot of hurt butts out there today.
 
2013-01-22 12:26:58 PM  
Your blog.  It sucks.
 
2013-01-22 12:27:01 PM  
This guy actually writes for Herman Cain.  Click the link at the bottom, it goes to a Internet show Cain hosts that I had no idea existed.
 
2013-01-22 12:31:10 PM  

costermonger: Just for the record, [img1.fark.net image 77x27] = [img1.fark.net image 77x27] North, basically.


I was wondering about that. Thanks for the 'heads up.'
 
2013-01-22 12:41:46 PM  

mr_a: We are celebrating the peaceful and orderly transfer of one of the most powerful positions on the planet, between leaders chosen by the people they govern.

No riots, murders, death squads, secret politburo meetings, or voter intimidation campaigns.


//and yes, I know the system isn't perfect, and yes, I know we transferred it to the same guy.


Uhhh, well there were no riots anyway.
 
2013-01-22 12:42:20 PM  
Is this guy Canadian. He seems to refer to himself as an American.
 
2013-01-22 12:42:59 PM  
I always wondered what became of that Ed Anger guy.
 
2013-01-22 12:45:00 PM  
The true North strong wrong and freep?

I guess this asshole didn't get a pair mittens or any poutine that the Canuckian embassy was giving away during the presidential parade.
 
2013-01-22 12:46:10 PM  
I didn't know derp spread that far north.
 
2013-01-22 12:46:24 PM  
I doubt Canadian Free Press is black, subby.
 
2013-01-22 12:47:22 PM  

costermonger: Just for the record, [img1.fark.net image 77x27] = [img1.fark.net image 77x27] North, basically.


Actually it's worse than that.  It's a site even Free Republic users routinely ridicule and denigrate as an unreliable source of right wing paranoia
 
2013-01-22 12:48:58 PM  

mr_a: We are celebrating the peaceful and orderly transfer of one of the most powerful positions on the planet, between leaders chosen by the people they govern.

No riots, murders, death squads, secret politburo meetings, or voter intimidation campaigns.


I'll give you four out of five.
 
2013-01-22 12:49:06 PM  
Ok then
 
2013-01-22 12:51:02 PM  

sleeps in trees: Is this guy Canadian. He seems to refer to himself as an American.


He's an American freelance writer. Canadian wingnuts are rare - think it's probably due to NAFTA. You guys have a whole wingnut industry, makes it hard to compete.
 
2013-01-22 12:51:14 PM  
Ah, Canada Free Press... the 'publication' where I read how the US military would stage a coup against Obama.

No clicky for you.
 
2013-01-22 12:51:29 PM  

sleeps in trees: Is this guy Canadian. He seems to refer to himself as an American.


Maybe he made good on his promise to move to Canada.
 
2013-01-22 12:53:31 PM  

Magorn: costermonger: Just for the record, [img1.fark.net image 77x27] = [img1.fark.net image 77x27] North, basically.

Actually it's worse than that.  It's a site even Free Republic users routinely ridicule and denigrate as an unreliable source of right wing paranoia


o_O
 
2013-01-22 12:53:58 PM  
I'm not your friend, buddy.
 
2013-01-22 12:54:31 PM  

Magorn: costermonger: Just for the record, [img1.fark.net image 77x27] = [img1.fark.net image 77x27] North, basically.

Actually it's worse than that.  It's a site even Free Republic users routinely ridicule and denigrate as an unreliable source of right wing paranoia


twimg0-a.akamaihd.net
 
2013-01-22 12:54:51 PM  

bartink: I didn't know derp spread that far north.


You should visit Quebec. Imagine a southern Klan meeting in a different language (with plaid replacing the white linen).
 
2013-01-22 12:56:43 PM  

costermonger: sleeps in trees: Is this guy Canadian. He seems to refer to himself as an American.

He's an American freelance writer. Canadian wingnuts are rare - think it's probably due to NAFTA. You guys have a whole wingnut industry, makes it hard to compete.


Thanks. I'm Canadian also and it seemed kind of odd that someone would be that pissed at the inauguration. It's kind of cool from an outsider's perspective.

We just hand out Timmies and give the Prime Minister the hockey jersey of his choice.
 
2013-01-22 12:59:14 PM  

Bloody William: Canada Free Press, with the tagline "Because Without America, There is No Free World."

Jesus fark, conservatism really is a contagion.


I thought you were joking. I thought it was funny because it couldnt possib.. oh.

Oh wow.
 
2013-01-22 01:02:33 PM  
Although it doesn't apply to yesterday, I think 224 years of bloodless, relatively orderly transfers of executive authority is worth celebrating.
 
2013-01-22 01:03:20 PM  
What...the fark did I just read? Did anyone get anything useful out of that drivel?
Also...Canada Free Press? First time I've heard of it, and I'm Canadian.
 
2013-01-22 01:04:00 PM  

oldfarthenry: bartink: I didn't know derp spread that far north.

You should visit Quebec. Imagine a southern Klan meeting in a different language (with plaid replacing the white linen).


Quebec'ers would never be so gauche as to wear plaid. Quelle horreur.
 
2013-01-22 01:04:33 PM  
Didn't RTFA, but was it written by Scott? He's a dick.
images.wikia.com
 
2013-01-22 01:04:41 PM  

Snapper Carr: Although it doesn't apply to yesterday, I think 224 years of bloodless, relatively orderly transfers of executive authority is worth celebrating.


What about that whole 'civil war' thing?
 
2013-01-22 01:11:51 PM  

Cythraul: Snapper Carr: Although it doesn't apply to yesterday, I think 224 years of bloodless, relatively orderly transfers of executive authority is worth celebrating.

What about that whole 'civil war' thing?


Since I am a history buff, that whole Orderly transfer of Power thing, really got me to thinking.  If you look at history, the fatal weakness of nearly every empire that has ever been, the one that brings them down in the end, is invariably a lack of rules for a peaceful sucession.  Empire after empire has either torn itself apart on the death of its founder (Ghengis Khan's, Alexander the Great's) or bled itself to weakness and poverty in civil wars and  wars of dynastic sucession. (Rome, The Ottoman Empire, the Mughal Empire etc) .  I'm tryin to think of any historical parallel of another politcal entity that was as powerful as the USA and still managed (with the one noteable exception you mentioned) to peacefully hand over the regins of power as often as we have.  China maybe?
 
2013-01-22 01:12:02 PM  

Cythraul: Snapper Carr: Although it doesn't apply to yesterday, I think 224 years of bloodless, relatively orderly transfers of executive authority is worth celebrating.

What about that whole 'civil war' thing?


The civil war was not an attempt to circumvent Article 2 of the US Consitution
 
2013-01-22 01:12:26 PM  

Cythraul: Snapper Carr: Although it doesn't apply to yesterday, I think 224 years of bloodless, relatively orderly transfers of executive authority is worth celebrating.

What about that whole 'civil war' thing?


Well, I don't think killing people is all that civil. And there were a few assassinations.
 
2013-01-22 01:15:12 PM  

fmk040: What...the fark did I just read? Did anyone get anything useful out of that drivel?
Also...Canada Free Press? First time I've heard of it, and I'm Canadian.


The insanity of that site is exceeded only by the horridness of it's design. Do not click on the link. You will sleep better.
 
2013-01-22 01:16:25 PM  

Magorn: Cythraul: Snapper Carr: Although it doesn't apply to yesterday, I think 224 years of bloodless, relatively orderly transfers of executive authority is worth celebrating.

What about that whole 'civil war' thing?

Since I am a history buff, that whole Orderly transfer of Power thing, really got me to thinking.  If you look at history, the fatal weakness of nearly every empire that has ever been, the one that brings them down in the end, is invariably a lack of rules for a peaceful sucession.  Empire after empire has either torn itself apart on the death of its founder (Ghengis Khan's, Alexander the Great's) or bled itself to weakness and poverty in civil wars and  wars of dynastic sucession. (Rome, The Ottoman Empire, the Mughal Empire etc) .  I'm tryin to think of any historical parallel of another politcal entity that was as powerful as the USA and still managed (with the one noteable exception you mentioned) to peacefully hand over the regins of power as often as we have.  China maybe?


No, China would definitely not be in the list of peaceful succession of power.

How about Britain? They had an empire for a while, and during their supposed decline, they had a stable system of power transference.
 
2013-01-22 01:19:50 PM  

Magorn: Cythraul: Snapper Carr: Although it doesn't apply to yesterday, I think 224 years of bloodless, relatively orderly transfers of executive authority is worth celebrating.

What about that whole 'civil war' thing?

Since I am a history buff, that whole Orderly transfer of Power thing, really got me to thinking.  If you look at history, the fatal weakness of nearly every empire that has ever been, the one that brings them down in the end, is invariably a lack of rules for a peaceful sucession.  Empire after empire has either torn itself apart on the death of its founder (Ghengis Khan's, Alexander the Great's) or bled itself to weakness and poverty in civil wars and  wars of dynastic sucession. (Rome, The Ottoman Empire, the Mughal Empire etc) .  I'm tryin to think of any historical parallel of another politcal entity that was as powerful as the USA and still managed (with the one noteable exception you mentioned) to peacefully hand over the regins of power as often as we have.  China maybe?


Or perhaps the United Kingdom. Outside of the occasional civil war, or unclear succession, it's been pretty peaceful.
 
2013-01-22 01:20:55 PM  
What the Fark was that shiate?
 
2013-01-22 01:21:32 PM  

Magorn: Cythraul: Snapper Carr: Although it doesn't apply to yesterday, I think 224 years of bloodless, relatively orderly transfers of executive authority is worth celebrating.

What about that whole 'civil war' thing?

Since I am a history buff, that whole Orderly transfer of Power thing, really got me to thinking.  If you look at history, the fatal weakness of nearly every empire that has ever been, the one that brings them down in the end, is invariably a lack of rules for a peaceful sucession.  Empire after empire has either torn itself apart on the death of its founder (Ghengis Khan's, Alexander the Great's) or bled itself to weakness and poverty in civil wars and  wars of dynastic sucession. (Rome, The Ottoman Empire, the Mughal Empire etc) .  I'm tryin to think of any historical parallel of another politcal entity that was as powerful as the USA and still managed (with the one noteable exception you mentioned) to peacefully hand over the regins of power as often as we have.  China maybe?


We've only been at it ~250 years, let's not get too hasty and start patting ourselves on the back yet.
 
2013-01-22 01:21:47 PM  
 
2013-01-22 01:26:42 PM  
What a religious Canadian nut might look like....

And he lives in....

ARIZONA?

Link
head asplodes
 
2013-01-22 01:27:54 PM  

bartink: I didn't know derp spread that far north.


Derp is unaffected by the cold
 
2013-01-22 01:30:53 PM  

Magorn: costermonger: Just for the record, [img1.fark.net image 77x27] = [img1.fark.net image 77x27] North, basically.

Actually it's worse than that.  It's a site even Free Republic users routinely ridicule and denigrate as an unreliable source of right wing paranoia


Even evil has its standards...
 
2013-01-22 01:34:10 PM  
Is this one of those sites that has to say it's just for entertainment?
 
2013-01-22 01:34:24 PM  
Freedom biatches
 
2013-01-22 01:36:52 PM  
I don't care if this guy is a rightwingnut writer, I agree with him. I can understand the reason to have a big party when you are first elected, but when you are re-elected it's only a big circle jerk where the people that paid for you to get elected pay for a series of fancy parties to remind you that they are expecting some return on their legal bribes.

This part "Whoopee. We freely elect you cretins to go to Washington and "represent" us by running up the national credit card to the tune of $1 trillion every year, and by making more than $100 trillion worth of future entitlement obligations that you know perfectly well there is not enough money in the entire world to pay for." could be slightly reworded and used as a verbal club on the Republicans when Dubya had his own circle jerk party.

And this part is spot on. "I hate to tell you this, but our government sucks. And yet these jackoffs march and preen for the cameras in narcissistic celebration of themselves, and we're supposed to "give it a rest" and give them the love because at least they're not shooting us? Screw that. There is nothing going on in Washington that deserves a celebration. Americans should expect more of their government than the mere absence of violent despotism. They should expect sober and responsible leadership, not the non-stop nonsense we get out of Washington these days."

And yet because the entire thing was written by someone who dares to criticize the glorious democrats, the majority of the posters on this thread are ready to tear him a new anal cavity. Tell me again how much different y'all are from Fox News and the rest of the wingnuts? Because from down here in the pecan grove, y'all appear pretty much the same--arrogant, intolerant and hopelessly partisan.
 
2013-01-22 01:49:14 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Your blog.  It sucks.


I have to grant them one thing though... They actually had a little to dish for both sides, even if it WAS a shiatty blog post.
 
2013-01-22 01:53:57 PM  

varmitydog: I don't care if this guy is a rightwingnut writer, I agree with him. I can understand the reason to have a big party when you are first elected, but when you are re-elected it's only a big circle jerk where the people that paid for you to get elected pay for a series of fancy parties to remind you that they are expecting some return on their legal bribes.

This part "Whoopee. We freely elect you cretins to go to Washington and "represent" us by running up the national credit card to the tune of $1 trillion every year, and by making more than $100 trillion worth of future entitlement obligations that you know perfectly well there is not enough money in the entire world to pay for." could be slightly reworded and used as a verbal club on the Republicans when Dubya had his own circle jerk party.

And this part is spot on. "I hate to tell you this, but our government sucks. And yet these jackoffs march and preen for the cameras in narcissistic celebration of themselves, and we're supposed to "give it a rest" and give them the love because at least they're not shooting us? Screw that. There is nothing going on in Washington that deserves a celebration. Americans should expect more of their government than the mere absence of violent despotism. They should expect sober and responsible leadership, not the non-stop nonsense we get out of Washington these days."

And yet because the entire thing was written by someone who dares to criticize the glorious democrats, the majority of the posters on this thread are ready to tear him a new anal cavity. Tell me again how much different y'all are from Fox News and the rest of the wingnuts? Because from down here in the pecan grove, y'all appear pretty much the same--arrogant, intolerant and hopelessly partisan.


Awesome, we found Dan Calabrese's Fark handle.
 
2013-01-22 02:03:21 PM  

sleeps in trees: Is this guy Canadian. He seems to refer to himself as an American.


Almost all the writers for CFP are American. It's not a Canadian site by any means.
 
2013-01-22 02:09:33 PM  

bartink: I didn't know derp spread that far north.


Murdoch attempted a media invasion a few years back. It failed but he left operatives behind.

/SunTV isn't even funny stupid
 
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