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2013-01-25 11:35:20 PM
Florida, you crazy kid, you...
 
2013-01-26 09:21:19 AM
Hahaha
 
2013-01-26 09:24:42 AM
All I'm seeing is an interview with Anne Hathaway. What am I missing?
 
2013-01-26 09:24:59 AM
Haha. Rachel Maddow is awesome.
 
2013-01-26 09:29:02 AM

art_shamsky: All I'm seeing is an interview with Anne Hathaway. What am I missing?


You got Anne Hathaway instead of Rachel Maddow, I'd say not a goddam thing sir.
 
2013-01-26 09:29:29 AM

art_shamsky: All I'm seeing is an interview with Anne Hathaway. What am I missing?


If she had more testosterone and a mole, maybe.
 
2013-01-26 09:31:14 AM
That's it Fark. We'we headed for the big time. The Star Dust Rodeo.

Pack your bags. This site is moving to Hollywood!
 
2013-01-26 09:32:43 AM
"Rachel Maddow is a MAN" remarks in 3.... 2.....
 
2013-01-26 09:33:47 AM
I hate living in Palm Beach Co. In fact I hate it so much I think I'll put on some shorts and spend the day fishing the Loxahatchee River. Last weekend I caught so many Tarpon that I forgot sun screen and got a little burned.

/enjoy your ice
 
2013-01-26 09:36:37 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!: "Rachel Maddow is a MAN" remarks in 3.... 2.....


She's only a "man" according to men who are threatened by the fact that she is much more intelligent than they are.
 
2013-01-26 09:43:20 AM
Nice try subby. I'm not giving that sick coont any clicks.
 
2013-01-26 09:43:23 AM
I think she was trying to claim that Michigan will soon replace Florida as the "farked up" Politics capital of the US.  Didn't watch the whole video but roughly 5 minutes of it.
 
2013-01-26 09:43:36 AM
The Rachel Maddow Show is probably getting more views from this link than she gets on her own on MSNBC.
 
2013-01-26 09:44:58 AM

KiwDaWabbit: Pants full of macaroni!!: "Rachel Maddow is a MAN" remarks in 3.... 2.....

She's only a "man" according to men who are threatened by the fact that she is much more intelligent than they are.


OMG An intelligent woman with short hair and a pant suit! EverybodyRepublicans Panic!
 
2013-01-26 09:46:14 AM

StrikitRich: The Rachel Maddow Show is probably getting more views from this link than she gets on her own on MSNBC.


It's FARK's built-in dDOS engine. Works every time. Although it may be challenged to bring down MSNBC.
 
2013-01-26 09:46:21 AM

KiwDaWabbit: Pants full of macaroni!!: "Rachel Maddow is a MAN" remarks in 3.... 2.....

She's only a "man" according to men who are threatened by the fact that she is much more intelligent than they are.


kinda like how farkers refer to Ann Coulter?
 
2013-01-26 09:47:13 AM
So Rachel Maddow, like my mom (hi mom) reads fark.

Which means she reads my comments.

My comments are highly influential.

Maddow has a show that influences the national discourse on politics.

Ergo, me commenting on fark has contributed the national discourse on politics.

See mom, I'm not wasting my time. Also, can you bring me down a bowl of cheerios? Thanks!
 
2013-01-26 09:47:17 AM
So what's her Fark handle?
 
2013-01-26 09:47:39 AM
They don't call it the Sunshine State for nothing
 
2013-01-26 09:48:57 AM

poe_zlaw: kinda like how farkers refer to Ann Coulter?


No, no "Crazy ass, inconsistent, dishonest, psychotic, drooling, unpleasant, hypocritical, unfunny, libertarian headcase" not the same as "man".
 
2013-01-26 09:50:43 AM
The overall lesson from this is simple: What worked in the past isn't working anymore.

Twenty years ago, the GOP would have been able to get away with something like this, with little to no media attention until way after it was all said and done.

The Internet, simply put, has changed all that. And thank god for it. As long as the internet exists, unfettered and able to report ON THE MINUTE, the GOP's quiet efforts to subvert democracy will continue to crash and burn.
 
2013-01-26 09:50:59 AM

Gordon Bennett: So what's her Fark handle?

Butch
 
2013-01-26 09:51:53 AM

JacksonBryan: I think she was trying to claim that Michigan will soon replace Florida as the "farked up" Politics capital of the US.  Didn't watch the whole video but roughly 5 minutes of it.


So, where's the Michigan and Maddow tags?
 
2013-01-26 09:51:53 AM

poe_zlaw: She's only a "man" according to men who are threatened by the fact that she is much more intelligent than they are.

kinda like how farkers refer to Ann Coulter?


cache.jezebel.com

The sad thing is that you don't even believe that.  She was just the only women you could think of to make a "both sides are bad."
 
2013-01-26 09:53:06 AM
Florida is a hell hole and should be avoided at all costs. You've been warned.
 
2013-01-26 09:53:22 AM

Gordon Bennett: So what's her Fark handle?


After seeing jokes made on fark turn up on her show later that night word for word on a couple occasions, I'm pretty convinced that she does visit at least every now and then. This just confirms it.

Also, I had no idea you could click on a tag and sort.
 
2013-01-26 09:55:41 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!: "Rachel Maddow is a MAN" remarks in 3.... 2.....


By the Degeneris Axiom, her girlfriend makes Kate Upton look like Camilla.
 
2013-01-26 09:56:32 AM

cptjeff: Also, I had no idea you could click on a tag and sort.


Me neither. I learned something about electoral politics and about Fark from Rachel Maddow today.
 
2013-01-26 09:58:53 AM
goddammit...i hate this state. it's shaped like a dick, because it's full of dicks...and all the old people milling around with the crap in the corner of their old wrinkley mouths....mud trucks with confederate flags and chrome balls on their trailer hitches...and don't even get me started on south beach...Why God? why new orleans and not this awful, horrible, disgusting excuse for a state? because at the end of the day, God still needs a waiting room. so come on down to good ol' Florida, and get in line to meet your maker.

/Ranting
 
2013-01-26 10:00:17 AM
Ahh, Florida. Your bath salt shenanigans make us laugh; your politics make us cry; your ability to get Rachel Maddow to mention Fark on air makes us rub red pepper chocolate on our nipples and throw darts at pictures of Sarah Palin stapled to Rush Limbaugh's forehead.
 
2013-01-26 10:00:20 AM
That site has so many 'tarded flashy things and trackbacks it's not even worth clicking
 
2013-01-26 10:02:03 AM

poe_zlaw: kinda like how farkers refer to Ann Coulter?


Intelligent?

i46.tinypic.com
 
2013-01-26 10:02:51 AM
Saw this last night, glad to be part of the "homepage of weird".
 
2013-01-26 10:04:23 AM
Maddow takes forever to say anything. Just say it!
 
2013-01-26 10:04:37 AM

Macular Degenerate: That site has so many 'tarded flashy things and trackbacks it's not even worth clicking


weknowmemes.com
 
2013-01-26 10:06:31 AM

Tyee: Maddow takes forever to say anything. Just say it!


You've probably been fortunate enough to avoid this problem, but complex or multi-part ideas take a while to express.
 
2013-01-26 10:08:27 AM
It's good to see that Keith Olberman's son is still working.
 
2013-01-26 10:08:33 AM

KiwDaWabbit: Pants full of macaroni!!: "Rachel Maddow is a MAN" remarks in 3.... 2.....

She's only a "man" according to men who are threatened by the fact that she is much more intelligent than they are.


People tend to anthropomorphize that which they fear.
 
2013-01-26 10:09:02 AM

cptjeff: Gordon Bennett: So what's her Fark handle?


Also, I had no idea you could click on a tag and sort.


Just another example of how Rachel Maddow can teach all of us something
 
2013-01-26 10:09:53 AM

KiwDaWabbit: Haha. Rachel Maddow is awesome.


Well, it's good to see that you're easily pleased and entertained.
 
2013-01-26 10:10:31 AM

Lochsteppe: Tyee: Maddow takes forever to say anything. Just say it!

You've probably been fortunate enough to avoid this problem, but complex or multi-part ideas take a while to express.


Filling up air time also takes a while.
 
2013-01-26 10:10:50 AM
I'm not a fan of Maddow, but that was pretty awesome.
 
2013-01-26 10:11:01 AM

KiwDaWabbit: Pants full of macaroni!!: "Rachel Maddow is a MAN" remarks in 3.... 2.....

She's only a "man" according to men who are threatened by the fact that she is much more intelligent than they are.


Is this the same debate as the one over Ann Coulter?
 
2013-01-26 10:11:21 AM
Dammit. I watched this live last night, was going to post when the video became available, and by the time I woke up it was submitted and greenlit. It was a nice moment in Fark.
 
2013-01-26 10:11:44 AM

gwowen: KiwDaWabbit: Pants full of macaroni!!: "Rachel Maddow is a MAN" remarks in 3.... 2.....

She's only a "man" according to men who are threatened by the fact that she is much more intelligent than they are.

OMG An intelligent woman with short hair and a pant suit! EverybodyRepublicans Panic!


How do you manage to dress yourself in the morning?
 
2013-01-26 10:12:05 AM
And I submitted that naked masturbator pooper story, but with a much funnier headline. Do youvthink if I emailed her and told her she would put mine on the news?
 
2013-01-26 10:14:57 AM
So how do we explain the absurdity of Rachel Maddow and why does she have a beard?

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-01-26 10:15:54 AM

phamwaa: StrikitRich: The Rachel Maddow Show is probably getting more views from this link than she gets on her own on MSNBC.

It's FARK's built-in dDOS engine. Works every time. Although it may be challenged to bring down MSNBC.


its worth a shot
 
2013-01-26 10:17:50 AM

poe_zlaw: KiwDaWabbit: Pants full of macaroni!!: "Rachel Maddow is a MAN" remarks in 3.... 2.....

She's only a "man" according to men who are threatened by the fact that she is much more intelligent than they are.

kinda like how farkers refer to Ann Coulter?


Good try, but no. All kidding aside: neither really look like men; Maddow wins contest on "brains / mental brawn" and "debating skillz / elocution" and "social presentability". (She's better looking, too.)
 
2013-01-26 10:22:04 AM

KiwDaWabbit: She's only a "man" according to men who are threatened by the fact that she is much more intelligent than they are.


I'm sorry, I like her and her opinions. She's an attractive woman, too.

But she clearly has a man's neck; it looks like that of a 1940s NFL wide receiver.
 
2013-01-26 10:23:45 AM
the video starts off talking about Michigan, my home. She's right about the farking Republicans here. My State Senator, Tonya Schuitmaker votes for bills that allow bullying as long as you do it for religious reasons, then claimed that she didn't know that was in the bill (to my face) is a member of the Koch backed ALEC, and refused to sign a YWCA Women of Achievement award for contributions to the community because the person getting the award worked with the LGBT community. She's a real piece of work, but it's OK because she's a CHRISTIAN!!! Jesus must love her, but there are a lot of people who thinks she's a pig.
 
2013-01-26 10:24:21 AM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: KiwDaWabbit: Pants full of macaroni!!: "Rachel Maddow is a MAN" remarks in 3.... 2.....

She's only a "man" according to men who are threatened by the fact that she is much more intelligent than they are.

Is this the same debate as the one over Ann Coulter?


Ann Coulter is a hideous anorexic coont with giant f*cking man hands.
 
2013-01-26 10:24:24 AM

phamwaa: StrikitRich: The Rachel Maddow Show is probably getting more views from this link than she gets on her own on MSNBC.

It's FARK's built-in dDOS engine. Works every time. Although it may be challenged to bring down MSNBC.


"I have altered the website. Pray I do not alter it further."

/Though that would be better with Jonathan Alter as the guest.
 
2013-01-26 10:24:28 AM

Lochsteppe: Tyee: Maddow takes forever to say anything. Just say it!

You've probably been fortunate enough to avoid this problem, but complex or multi-part ideas half-truths, equivocations, smears and distortions take a while to express.


ftfy
 
2013-01-26 10:24:33 AM

Lochsteppe: You've probably been fortunate enough to avoid this problem, but complex or multi-part ideas take a while to express.


A bit defensive this morning? It seems this angry person can ramble on and on incessantly but if someone points that out...
Why is it she is always angry?
I find it curious that she has been employed for as long as she has. Slow lumbering anger is tiresome to watch and does little for the viewers unless their own senses have been so dulled they find the diatribe to be profound.
Anyway, good luck.
 
2013-01-26 10:26:21 AM

gregario: the video starts off talking about Michigan, my home. She's right about the farking Republicans here. My State Senator, Tonya Schuitmaker votes for bills that allow bullying as long as you do it for religious reasons, then claimed that she didn't know that was in the bill (to my face) is a member of the Koch backed ALEC, and refused to sign a YWCA Women of Achievement award for contributions to the community because the person getting the award worked with the LGBT community. She's a real piece of work, but it's OK because she's a CHRISTIAN!!! Jesus must love her, but there are a lot of people who thinks she's a pig.


You know what I bet Jesus thinks about her?
 
2013-01-26 10:26:37 AM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: KiwDaWabbit: Pants full of macaroni!!: "Rachel Maddow is a MAN" remarks in 3.... 2.....

She's only a "man" according to men who are threatened by the fact that she is much more intelligent than they are.

Is this the same debate as the one over Ann Coulter?


Maddow is called a man because she's a lesbian with short hair.Millions of women have the same short hairstyle and yet aren't called men. Coulter is called a man because she's got a prominent adam's apple,women don't have those.
 
2013-01-26 10:27:32 AM

Feral_and_Preposterous: poe_zlaw: KiwDaWabbit: Pants full of macaroni!!: "Rachel Maddow is a MAN" remarks in 3.... 2.....

She's only a "man" according to men who are threatened by the fact that she is much more intelligent than they are.

kinda like how farkers refer to Ann Coulter?

Good try, but no. All kidding aside: neither really look like men; Maddow wins contest on "brains / mental brawn" and "debating skillz / elocution" and "social presentability". (She's better looking, too.)


I don't like either of them, but Coulter, at least, is very occasionally funny. That being said, I'd like to see a debate between Maddow and Coulter. Never happen, though.
 
2013-01-26 10:28:24 AM
Ahhh... watching the usual Fark teabaggers froth over this woman has really perked up my morning. Keep on a rockin' Dave and OC Hobo Dude.
 
2013-01-26 10:29:36 AM

shastacola: Maddow is called a man because she's a lesbian with short hair


And Clay Matthews's neck.
 
2013-01-26 10:30:00 AM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Coulter, at least, is very occasionally funny


Iknorite? Racism and sh*tting on the poor gets me guffawing every time.
 
2013-01-26 10:30:01 AM

Feral_and_Preposterous: Ahh, Florida. Your bath salt shenanigans make us laugh; your politics make us cry; your ability to get Rachel Maddow to mention Fark on air makes us rub red pepper chocolate on our nipples and throw darts at pictures of Sarah Palin stapled to Rush Limbaugh's forehead.


Why was Palin stapled to Rush's forehead, and where can I see the pictures?

/love Rachel
//someday I'm gonna make her bi
 
2013-01-26 10:33:17 AM

shastacola: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: KiwDaWabbit: Pants full of macaroni!!: "Rachel Maddow is a MAN" remarks in 3.... 2.....

She's only a "man" according to men who are threatened by the fact that she is much more intelligent than they are.

Is this the same debate as the one over Ann Coulter?

Maddow is called a man because she's a lesbian with short hair.Millions of women have the same short hairstyle and yet aren't called men. Coulter is called a man because she's got a prominent adam's apple,women don't have those.


Ummmm.... no. Both sexes have it. It tends to be larger in men. Link Women tend to have smaller adam's apples. You've heard of the Bell Curve, right? Coulter is a case where there is distribution overlap.
 
2013-01-26 10:34:17 AM

here to help: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Coulter, at least, is very occasionally funny

Iknorite? Racism and sh*tting on the poor gets me guffawing every time.


what evar
 
2013-01-26 10:38:46 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!: "Rachel Maddow is a MAN" remarks in 3.... 2.....


Well, there is that vocal creak....
 
2013-01-26 10:43:03 AM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: prominent adam's apple,women don't have those.

Ummmm.... no. Both sexes have it. It tends to be larger in men


can you read ?

// Id bag both maddow and coulter given half a chance (and an obliging moment with Mrs Slartibartfaster)
/ would only brag about Maddow to my friends
 
2013-01-26 10:46:38 AM

Slartibartfaster: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: prominent adam's apple,women don't have those.

Ummmm.... no. Both sexes have it. It tends to be larger in men

can you read ?


I thought it was funny that someone took the time to point out that Coulter's adam's apples is on the tail end of the bell curve.
 
2013-01-26 10:51:09 AM
Is it the 13 minute clip?
 
2013-01-26 10:54:49 AM

JacksonBryan: I think she was trying to claim that Michigan will soon replace Florida as the "farked up" Politics capital of the US.  Didn't watch the whole video but roughly 5 minutes of it.


Gov. Rick Snyder is doing everything he can to make that happen. He was hours away from signing a bill allowing weapons into schools when Sandy Hook happened. He got shamed into vetoing that bill, but you can bet he'll sign it in six months when another version shows up on his desk.
 
2013-01-26 10:55:53 AM
You guys feel validated by rachel maddow?
 
2013-01-26 10:56:24 AM
Answer to my own question - yes :)
 
2013-01-26 10:59:38 AM

here to help: Ahhh... watching the usual Fark teabaggers froth over this woman has really perked up my morning. Keep on a rockin' Dave and OC Hobo Dude.


Note the lack of attacks on the points she makes... ever. It's always the same tired, unoriginal cracks about her sexuality and/or appearance.

Now compare to the Palin thread on the Politics tab. Yes, there are comments about her appearance. The vast majority of comments are about her idiotic actions.
 
2013-01-26 10:59:48 AM

occamswrist: You guys feel validated by rachel maddow?


Definitely
 
2013-01-26 11:02:33 AM

Infernalist: Macular Degenerate: That site has so many 'tarded flashy things and trackbacks it's not even worth clicking

[weknowmemes.com image 398x450]


img703.imageshack.us

FTFY
 
2013-01-26 11:03:48 AM
Just move to popular vote already...
 
2013-01-26 11:03:49 AM
Nice shout out to Fark.

Who was the subby for the headline she specifically mentioned?
 
2013-01-26 11:04:51 AM

badhatharry: It's good to see that Keith Olberman's son is still working.


Well done.
 
2013-01-26 11:05:34 AM
It's pretty impressive how much indepth intertwined research those guys can get done in just a couple of hours every day.
 
2013-01-26 11:06:56 AM
She does say it. She just says it over and over like a real-life Mojo Jojo. Some segments end up through the center of the earth and wind up in China.

Last night's segment was remarkably informative. She built up her topic in layers, one after another. My old English Comp teacher would have been pleased.
 
2013-01-26 11:09:16 AM

Slartibartfaster: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: prominent adam's apple,women don't have those.

Ummmm.... no. Both sexes have it. It tends to be larger in men

// Id bag both maddow and coulter given half a chance (and an obliging moment with Mrs Slartibartfaster)
/ would only brag about Maddow to my friends


can you read ?
 
2013-01-26 11:11:05 AM

i upped my meds-up yours: Feral_and_Preposterous: Ahh, Florida. Your bath salt shenanigans make us laugh; your politics make us cry; your ability to get Rachel Maddow to mention Fark on air makes us rub red pepper chocolate on our nipples and throw darts at pictures of Sarah Palin stapled to Rush Limbaugh's forehead.

Why was Palin stapled to Rush's forehead, and where can I see the pictures?

/love Rachel
//someday I'm gonna make her bi


Heh. Good luck... As for the pictures, I know I had those around here somewhere... Dang it. Maybe it was in an hallucination brought on by eating Guatemalan insanity pepper chocolate.
 
2013-01-26 11:11:12 AM

Tyee: Maddow takes forever to say anything. Just say it!


.
Thoughts get stuck bouncing around in that empty head of her's.
 
2013-01-26 11:13:50 AM

david_gaithersburg: that empty head of her's


Ah, I love the smell of irony in the morning. Posted by somebody from Florida, to boot.
 
2013-01-26 11:14:07 AM

david_gaithersburg: Tyee: Maddow takes forever to say anything. Just say it!

.
Thoughts get stuck bouncing around in that empty head of her's.


Perhaps you're not used to someone slowly building layers of argument, rather than simply barking their logic-free conclusions, a la Fox?
 
2013-01-26 11:15:24 AM

cptjeff: Gordon Bennett: So what's her Fark handle?

After seeing jokes made on fark turn up on her show later that night word for word on a couple occasions, I'm pretty convinced that she does visit at least every now and then. This just confirms it.

Also, I had no idea you could click on a tag and sort.


Or, her show's interns look here along with some hundred and eleventy other sites each day.
 
2013-01-26 11:20:37 AM

Uranus Is Huge!: here to help: Ahhh... watching the usual Fark teabaggers froth over this woman has really perked up my morning. Keep on a rockin' Dave and OC Hobo Dude.

Note the lack of attacks on the points she makes... ever. It's always the same tired, unoriginal cracks about her sexuality and/or appearance.

Now compare to the Palin thread on the Politics tab. Yes, there are comments about her appearance. The vast majority of comments are about her idiotic actions.


They're very lonely people. All they want is a little attention and perhaps a hug.

Watch this...

david_gaithersburg: Tyee: Maddow takes forever to say anything. Just say it!

.
Thoughts get stuck bouncing around in that empty head of her's.


*HUG*

Is that better my special little guy? Are you just hurting inside? Let it all out booballa. There's no shame in crying. The mean lady and her short haircut can't hurt you in my arms.
 
2013-01-26 11:22:53 AM

Your Silence is Killing Kurds: occamswrist: You guys feel validated by rachel maddow?

Definitely


Whatever confirms your biases errr floats your boat.
 
2013-01-26 11:26:18 AM

david_gaithersburg: Nice try subby. I'm not giving that sick coont any clicks.


In that case, I'll give a couple extra clicks in your honor.
 
2013-01-26 11:27:38 AM

ArcadianRefugee: Slartibartfaster: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: prominent adam's apple,women don't have those.

It tends to be larger in men
can you read ?


If you lined up a man and a women who each had a "prominent" adams apple (according to the extremes in each gender that would rate as prominent)

//Which one is prominent in comparison ?
/ Enlarged clitoris is not a penis either, FYI
 
2013-01-26 11:30:51 AM
We're the "Home Page of Weird"?

C'mon, I want to see that at the top of the page now.
 
2013-01-26 11:32:03 AM

Gordon Bennett: So what's her Fark handle?


Came here for this, leaving more questions than answers.
 
2013-01-26 11:33:17 AM

GranoblasticMan: david_gaithersburg: Nice try subby. I'm not giving that sick coont any clicks.

In that case, I'll give a couple extra clicks in your honor.


Remind me never to fark with you, GranoblasticMan. You are hardcore.
 
2013-01-26 11:36:41 AM

SomeoneDumb: cptjeff: Gordon Bennett: So what's her Fark handle?

After seeing jokes made on fark turn up on her show later that night word for word on a couple occasions, I'm pretty convinced that she does visit at least every now and then. This just confirms it.

Also, I had no idea you could click on a tag and sort.

Or, her show's interns look here along with some hundred and eleventy other sites each day.


Possible, but the way things are worked in and the way arguments are built have occasionally echoed a point somebody made on fark that really makes me think it's somebody high up, and I don't think the staff on that show is that large (they occasionally do videos behind the scenes online, like once when a cocktail moment got bumped off the show, so they made the drink and passed it around the office instead). Not to mention something like this, which wouldn't have been approved to go on air unless she actually knew enough about the site to be confident in putting it on TV.

Fark is an influential site. It's provided silly and filler stuff to major news organization from pretty early in its history, and as the site has grown to include more serious topics, I don't think it would be a surprise to see more media savvy serious people pull stuff from the site, and if there's anybody on TV who could qualify as a netizen, it's Rachel Maddow.
 
2013-01-26 11:37:10 AM
Ha! What a hoot. Now she can explain why she's still on the air when nobody's watching.
 
2013-01-26 11:37:28 AM

occamswrist: GranoblasticMan: david_gaithersburg: Nice try subby. I'm not giving that sick coont any clicks.

In that case, I'll give a couple extra clicks in your honor.

Remind me never to fark with you, GranoblasticMan. You are hardcore.


Damn right. I click like a farking gangsta, biatch.
 
2013-01-26 11:42:51 AM

crawlspace: Ha! What a hoot. Now she can explain why she's still on the air when nobody's watching.


Go look at the ratings, dumbass. She was only about 5% short of Hannity's 25-54 rating on Thursday. Over a million total viewers.
 
2013-01-26 11:46:56 AM

crawlspace: Ha! What a hoot. Now she can explain why she's still on the air when nobody's watching.


Ummm...

Rachel Maddow's Surge Is Fox News' Worst Ratings Nightmare
 
2013-01-26 11:50:32 AM
Over the years, Fark has probably given CNN billions of hits.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-26 11:51:47 AM

poe_zlaw: cptjeff: Gordon Bennett: So what's her Fark handle?


Also, I had no idea you could click on a tag and sort.

Just another example of how Rachel Maddow can teach all of us something


I've been farking since 2002 and I didn't know that either.
On another note, I've rarely ever heard anyone have anything reasonable to say against RM that rang true. When I say reasonable I mean not misogynist, homophobic, ad-hominem, or downright false.

/yea, i know my handle says otherwise, but my old handle and email were hacked by a crazy ex
//csb
 
2013-01-26 11:54:13 AM
Her next episode is to explain how women can have Adam's apples
 
2013-01-26 11:55:41 AM
I want to straighten out Rachel Maddow. Or at least try.

guyism.com
 
2013-01-26 12:00:22 PM

andersoncouncil42: poe_zlaw: cptjeff: Gordon Bennett: So what's her Fark handle?


Also, I had no idea you could click on a tag and sort.

Just another example of how Rachel Maddow can teach all of us something

I've been farking since 2002 and I didn't know that either.
On another note, I've rarely ever heard anyone have anything reasonable to say against RM that rang true. When I say reasonable I mean not misogynist, homophobic, ad-hominem, or downright false.

/yea, i know my handle says otherwise, but my old handle and email were hacked by a crazy ex
//csb


Since I don't watch her show or nirmally give a fark about this I had to do a quick Google search and quickly came up with this:

http://reason.com/blog/2010/10/21/and-the-award-for-most-sanctim

Now you can say there is at least one reasonable complaint against her.

But I'm sure you'll find a way to forgive her...
 
2013-01-26 12:01:55 PM

occamswrist: reason.com

Now you can say there is at least one reasonable complaint against her.


Mutually exclusive statement detected, initiating proper response.

BUAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH!
 
2013-01-26 12:02:03 PM
Thats an angry young man. He needs to get iaid.

/Surprissed Maddow hasnt signed up for a combat MOS already
 
2013-01-26 12:03:07 PM

impaler: The sad thing is that you don't even believe that. She was just the only women you could think of to make a "both sides are bad.


Psssssst.

Look at the username.

Then remember what Poe's Law is.
 
2013-01-26 12:06:38 PM

JacksonBryan: I think she was trying to claim that Michigan will soon replace Florida as the "farked up" Politics capital of the US.  Didn't watch the whole video but roughly 5 minutes of it.


I think you're right. And, as a proud Michigander, I gotta say she's not wrong...
 
2013-01-26 12:06:50 PM
Maddow catches a lot of hate because she regularly yanks the rug out from under the Fox/neo-con/crazy stories.
 
2013-01-26 12:08:11 PM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Lochsteppe: Tyee: Maddow takes forever to say anything. Just say it!

You've probably been fortunate enough to avoid this problem, but complex or multi-part ideas half-truths, equivocations, smears and distortions take a while to express.

ftfy


Yeah? Tell me one thing in the linked story that is a half-truth, equivocation, a smear or even a farking distortion, you stupid farking troll. One...farking...thing. I'll be waiting, jackass.
 
2013-01-26 12:13:19 PM

cptjeff: Gordon Bennett: So what's her Fark handle?

After seeing jokes made on fark turn up on her show later that night word for word on a couple occasions, I'm pretty convinced that she does visit at least every now and then. This just confirms it.

Also, I had no idea you could click on a tag and sort.


You understand that she has a room full of writers to help her out. It's not a one-(wo)myn operation in the back room.
 
2013-01-26 12:13:39 PM

Zafler: occamswrist: reason.com

Now you can say there is at least one reasonable complaint against her.

Mutually exclusive statement detected, initiating proper response.

BUAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH!


Way to be what you accuse others of being.
 
2013-01-26 12:15:27 PM
Her segment last week about trolling was hilarious.
 
2013-01-26 12:16:10 PM
Wow, I haven't added to my Favorite/Ignore lists like this since the days after the election. If nothing else, it'll make the Politics thread more colorful and quicker to read.
 
2013-01-26 12:16:37 PM

dericwater: cptjeff: Gordon Bennett: So what's her Fark handle?

After seeing jokes made on fark turn up on her show later that night word for word on a couple occasions, I'm pretty convinced that she does visit at least every now and then. This just confirms it.

Also, I had no idea you could click on a tag and sort.

You understand that she has a room full of writers to help her out. It's not a one-(wo)myn operation in the back room.


I dont have any facts to back me up (like that has ever stopped a farker) but I'm willing to be MSNBC's operation is a LOT smaller than you think it is. I'd be willing to guess 5-6 writers at the very most.
 
2013-01-26 12:19:16 PM
Moonbat liberal media twunt. I wouldn't piss on her if she was on fire.
 
2013-01-26 12:21:19 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Moonbat liberal media twunt. I wouldn't piss on her if she was on fire.


How about disproving her story instead of attacking her, asshole?
 
2013-01-26 12:26:32 PM
I think Rick Scott will keep us in the lead.  t-lay.com
 
2013-01-26 12:26:47 PM

Madbassist1: dericwater: cptjeff: Gordon Bennett: So what's her Fark handle?

After seeing jokes made on fark turn up on her show later that night word for word on a couple occasions, I'm pretty convinced that she does visit at least every now and then. This just confirms it.

Also, I had no idea you could click on a tag and sort.

You understand that she has a room full of writers to help her out. It's not a one-(wo)myn operation in the back room.

I dont have any facts to back me up (like that has ever stopped a farker) but I'm willing to be MSNBC's operation is a LOT smaller than you think it is. I'd be willing to guess 5-6 writers at the very most.


Here's the entire crew for the show, both technical people and writing people. MSNBC does have one of those giant newsrooms, but the opinion shows individually have pretty small staffs.
 
2013-01-26 12:33:41 PM

BunkyBrewman: We're the "Home Page of Weird"?

C'mon, I want to see that at the top of the page now.


That's a t-shirt I'd buy.
 
2013-01-26 12:38:04 PM

occamswrist: andersoncouncil42: poe_zlaw: cptjeff: Gordon Bennett: So what's her Fark handle?


Also, I had no idea you could click on a tag and sort.

Just another example of how Rachel Maddow can teach all of us something

I've been farking since 2002 and I didn't know that either.
On another note, I've rarely ever heard anyone have anything reasonable to say against RM that rang true. When I say reasonable I mean not misogynist, homophobic, ad-hominem, or downright false.

/yea, i know my handle says otherwise, but my old handle and email were hacked by a crazy ex
//csb

Since I don't watch her show or nirmally give a fark about this I had to do a quick Google search and quickly came up with this:

http://reason.com/blog/2010/10/21/and-the-award-for-most-sanctim

Now you can say there is at least one reasonable complaint against her.

But I'm sure you'll find a way to forgive her...


No forgiving needed. She did nothing requiring forgivness in that clip. She corrected a previous error (something you rarely see other pundits do) and she thanked the right wing blogosphere for suggesting that we talk about right wing extremist congrespeople like Steve Stockman before the upcoming election. The faux outrage from the conservative fringe is just that. Nothing to see there at all.
 
2013-01-26 12:40:06 PM

david_gaithersburg: Nice try subby. I'm not giving that sick coont any clicks.


This is the point where I go from considering ignoring you to actually doing it.

It will please me to know that your bigotry and ignorance will spin and whirl ineffectually as I blithely take no notice.
 
2013-01-26 12:48:23 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Moonbat liberal media twunt. I wouldn't piss on her if she was on fire.

Lt. Cheese Weasel
(favorite: Thread shatter - cry baby variety)


I'm guessing it's less that she's a liberal media twunt, and more you're a willfully ignorant asshole.
 
2013-01-26 12:49:23 PM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Lochsteppe: Tyee: Maddow takes forever to say anything. Just say it!

You've probably been fortunate enough to avoid this problem, but complex or multi-part ideas half-truths, equivocations, smears and distortions take a while to express.

ftfy


Can you provide some examples?

No snark - I listen to Maddow most days and would welcome a reasonable, informed and logical rebuttal to her arguments.

I honestly want to avoid forming my opinions in an echo chamber but unfortunately I've yet to find a right-leaning equivalent of TRMS.
 
2013-01-26 12:55:52 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Moonbat liberal media twunt. I wouldn't piss on her if she was on fire.


Another fish for my net.
 
2013-01-26 12:58:57 PM

Madbassist1: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Moonbat liberal media twunt. I wouldn't piss on her if she was on fire.

How about disproving her story instead of attacking her, asshole?


I watched some of the 13 minute cip.

Her first segment was on a man who purchased the Pontiac Silverdome because no one else wanted it. Then a storm blew through the area and damaged the roof. The new owner said the roof would get fixed. But Rachel's connotation was pure, distilled shiat. Apparently fixing the Silverdome isn't good enough for her for some unknown reason. Who knows what the fark she wants. The way she said things made me want to punch her in the throat.

The second segment was about a small island on the US/Canada border by Detroit whose owners want to turn it into an Independent Commonwealth. Maddow is upset by this idea because apparently she wants the island to turn into the shiathole that Detroit is? I don't know what she wants and she doesn't really explain, she just criticizes people trying to save their neighborhood.

The third segment was on Gov Snyder passing a bill that only a few weeks earlier, was repealed by voters. When school boards, etc get into "emergency financial situations" because they overspent, this restricts their rights to make spending decisions because they've proven they aren't capable of balancing their budgets. Maddow only addresses the fact that Snyder passed a law that was repealed by voters earlier, but didn't discuss whether it was a good law or not. This article has more info. Then she says republicans are like honey badgers and dont give a "bleep". I could says the same thing about this democrat. But like I've said in other posts, its not just what is said in the news, but how its said, and what isn't said that is important.

Then she says Michigan republicans don't care what anyone thinks of them which is painting with a broad brush and would be as stupid as if I said *all* democrats are losers when really its only about 60% who are losers.

That got me to the 4 minute mark of the 13 minute clip. Then she talks about Fark and it felt like when my 1 year old brings me a D battery and I act surprised and grateful for it.

Seriously anyone who watches Maddow and feels validated is a farking moron. Keep drinking that kool-aid.
 
2013-01-26 01:08:21 PM

occamswrist: Seriously anyone who watches Maddow and feels validated is a farking moron. Keep drinking that kool-aid.


So agreeing with someone's point of view and commentary from time to time is tantamount to being brainwashed by a religious cult?

There is an irony in that phrase getting bandied about by Fox News and the christian conservative hate-machine. An irony they are completely blind to.

An irony that brings amusement to my cynical heart.
 
2013-01-26 01:09:08 PM

occamswrist: Seriously anyone who watches Maddow and feels validated is a farking moron. Keep drinking that kool-aid.


*hug*
 
2013-01-26 01:11:21 PM
Yo' fellow Michiganders. In case your forgot,today is our 176th statehood birthday. Strohs and pasties for all. Pure Michigan!
 
2013-01-26 01:11:50 PM

occamswrist: Madbassist1: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Moonbat liberal media twunt. I wouldn't piss on her if she was on fire.

How about disproving her story instead of attacking her, asshole?

I watched some of the 13 minute cip.

Her first segment was on a man who purchased the Pontiac Silverdome because no one else wanted it. Then a storm blew through the area and damaged the roof. The new owner said the roof would get fixed. But Rachel's connotation was pure, distilled shiat. Apparently fixing the Silverdome isn't good enough for her for some unknown reason. Who knows what the fark she wants. The way she said things made me want to punch her in the throat.

The second segment was about a small island on the US/Canada border by Detroit whose owners want to turn it into an Independent Commonwealth. Maddow is upset by this idea because apparently she wants the island to turn into the shiathole that Detroit is? I don't know what she wants and she doesn't really explain, she just criticizes people trying to save their neighborhood.

The third segment was on Gov Snyder passing a bill that only a few weeks earlier, was repealed by voters. When school boards, etc get into "emergency financial situations" because they overspent, this restricts their rights to make spending decisions because they've proven they aren't capable of balancing their budgets. Maddow only addresses the fact that Snyder passed a law that was repealed by voters earlier, but didn't discuss whether it was a good law or not. This article has more info. Then she says republicans are like honey badgers and dont give a "bleep". I could says the same thing about this democrat. But like I've said in other posts, its not just what is said in the news, but how its said, and what isn't said that is important.

Then she says Michigan republicans don't care what anyone thinks of them which is painting with a broad brush and would be as stupid as if I said *all* democrats are losers when really its only about 60% who are losers.

That got me to the 4 minute mark of the 13 minute clip. Then she talks about Fark and it felt like when my 1 year old brings me a D battery and I act surprised and grateful for it.

Seriously anyone who watches Maddow and feels validated is a farking moron. Keep drinking that kool-aid.


That's nice, dear
 
2013-01-26 01:13:16 PM

Madbassist1: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Moonbat liberal media twunt. I wouldn't piss on her if she was on fire.

How about disproving her story instead of attacking her, asshole?


I'd attack her asshole.
 
2013-01-26 01:15:57 PM

Your Silence is Killing Kurds: occamswrist: Madbassist1: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Moonbat liberal media twunt. I wouldn't piss on her if she was on fire.

How about disproving her story instead of attacking her, asshole?

I watched some of the 13 minute cip.

Her first segment was on a man who purchased the Pontiac Silverdome because no one else wanted it. Then a storm blew through the area and damaged the roof. The new owner said the roof would get fixed. But Rachel's connotation was pure, distilled shiat. Apparently fixing the Silverdome isn't good enough for her for some unknown reason. Who knows what the fark she wants. The way she said things made me want to punch her in the throat.

The second segment was about a small island on the US/Canada border by Detroit whose owners want to turn it into an Independent Commonwealth. Maddow is upset by this idea because apparently she wants the island to turn into the shiathole that Detroit is? I don't know what she wants and she doesn't really explain, she just criticizes people trying to save their neighborhood.

The third segment was on Gov Snyder passing a bill that only a few weeks earlier, was repealed by voters. When school boards, etc get into "emergency financial situations" because they overspent, this restricts their rights to make spending decisions because they've proven they aren't capable of balancing their budgets. Maddow only addresses the fact that Snyder passed a law that was repealed by voters earlier, but didn't discuss whether it was a good law or not. This article has more info. Then she says republicans are like honey badgers and dont give a "bleep". I could says the same thing about this democrat. But like I've said in other posts, its not just what is said in the news, but how its said, and what isn't said that is important.

Then she says Michigan republicans don't care what anyone thinks of them which is painting with a broad brush and would be as stupid as if I said *all* democrats are losers when really its only abo ...


Ummm, she's a liberal commentator. She regularly mentions that. She isn't trying to hide anything.

The "segments" you mention weren't independent segments, they were layers of a story building up to a broader point. Perhaps the reason you didn't like it is because you couldn't follow that for more than 4 minutes, and therefore didn't really get what she was doing,

She's one of the few American commentators of any political stripe that presents arguments as a complex series of layers, so you can understand why she thinks what she thinks.

It does mean you need more of an attention span though. You seemed to be thinking you were watching E!.
 
2013-01-26 01:17:11 PM

Your Silence is Killing Kurds: occamswrist: Madbassist1: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Moonbat liberal media twunt. I wouldn't piss on her if she was on fire.

How about disproving her story instead of attacking her, asshole?

I watched some of the 13 minute cip.

Her first segment was on a man who purchased the Pontiac Silverdome because no one else wanted it. Then a storm blew through the area and damaged the roof. The new owner said the roof would get fixed. But Rachel's connotation was pure, distilled shiat. Apparently fixing the Silverdome isn't good enough for her for some unknown reason. Who knows what the fark she wants. The way she said things made me want to punch her in the throat.

The second segment was about a small island on the US/Canada border by Detroit whose owners want to turn it into an Independent Commonwealth. Maddow is upset by this idea because apparently she wants the island to turn into the shiathole that Detroit is? I don't know what she wants and she doesn't really explain, she just criticizes people trying to save their neighborhood.

The third segment was on Gov Snyder passing a bill that only a few weeks earlier, was repealed by voters. When school boards, etc get into "emergency financial situations" because they overspent, this restricts their rights to make spending decisions because they've proven they aren't capable of balancing their budgets. Maddow only addresses the fact that Snyder passed a law that was repealed by voters earlier, but didn't discuss whether it was a good law or not. This article has more info. Then she says republicans are like honey badgers and dont give a "bleep". I could says the same thing about this democrat. But like I've said in other posts, its not just what is said in the news, but how its said, and what isn't said that is important.

Then she says Michigan republicans don't care what anyone thinks of them which is painting with a broad brush and would be as stupid as if I said *all* democrats are losers when really its only about 60% who are losers.

That got me to the 4 minute mark of the 13 minute clip. Then she talks about Fark and it felt like when my 1 year old brings me a D battery and I act surprised and grateful for it.

Seriously anyone who watches Maddow and feels validated is a farking moron. Keep drinking that kool-aid.

That's nice, dear


Thank you for not putting words in my mouth or taking me out of context.

Oh, and fark you.
 
2013-01-26 01:22:25 PM

Bungles: Your Silence is Killing Kurds: occamswrist: Madbassist1: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Moonbat liberal media twunt. I wouldn't piss on her if she was on fire.

How about disproving her story instead of attacking her, asshole?

I watched some of the 13 minute cip.

Her first segment was on a man who purchased the Pontiac Silverdome because no one else wanted it. Then a storm blew through the area and damaged the roof. The new owner said the roof would get fixed. But Rachel's connotation was pure, distilled shiat. Apparently fixing the Silverdome isn't good enough for her for some unknown reason. Who knows what the fark she wants. The way she said things made me want to punch her in the throat.

The second segment was about a small island on the US/Canada border by Detroit whose owners want to turn it into an Independent Commonwealth. Maddow is upset by this idea because apparently she wants the island to turn into the shiathole that Detroit is? I don't know what she wants and she doesn't really explain, she just criticizes people trying to save their neighborhood.

The third segment was on Gov Snyder passing a bill that only a few weeks earlier, was repealed by voters. When school boards, etc get into "emergency financial situations" because they overspent, this restricts their rights to make spending decisions because they've proven they aren't capable of balancing their budgets. Maddow only addresses the fact that Snyder passed a law that was repealed by voters earlier, but didn't discuss whether it was a good law or not. This article has more info. Then she says republicans are like honey badgers and dont give a "bleep". I could says the same thing about this democrat. But like I've said in other posts, its not just what is said in the news, but how its said, and what isn't said that is important.

Then she says Michigan republicans don't care what anyone thinks of them which is painting with a broad brush and would be as stupid as if I said *all* democrats are losers when really its only abo ...

Ummm, she's a liberal commentator. She regularly mentions that. She isn't trying to hide anything.

The "segments" you mention weren't independent segments, they were layers of a story building up to a broader point. Perhaps the reason you didn't like it is because you couldn't follow that for more than 4 minutes, and therefore didn't really get what she was doing,

She's one of the few American commentators of any political stripe that presents arguments as a complex series of layers, so you can understand why she thinks what she thinks.

It does mean you need more of an attention span though. You seemed to be thinking you were watching E!.


I already wasted enough time watching the show and researching what she said.

What did mark twain say about people who read newspapers?
 
2013-01-26 01:27:07 PM

occamswrist: I already wasted enough time watching the show and researching what she said.

What did mark twain say about people who read newspapers?


You seem to have very strong opinions about an award winning journalist who has been active for many years, considering you've only ever watched 4 minutes of material.

I doubt Mark Twain would be on your side here.
 
2013-01-26 01:32:46 PM

Snarfangel: KiwDaWabbit: Pants full of macaroni!!: "Rachel Maddow is a MAN" remarks in 3.... 2.....

She's only a "man" according to men who are threatened by the fact that she is much more intelligent than they are.

People tend to anthropomorphize that which they fear.


I'm not in fear of Rachel Maddow, but she scares me.

No, definitely not the same thing.
 
2013-01-26 01:36:48 PM

occamswrist: That got me to the 4 minute mark of the 13 minute clip. Then she talks about Fark and it felt like when my 1 year old brings me a D battery and I act surprised and grateful for it.


Wow. There's a grade-A dick statement.
 
2013-01-26 01:38:15 PM

occamswrist: That got me to the 4 minute mark of the 13 minute clip. Then she talks about Fark and it felt like when my 1 year old brings me a D battery and I act surprised and grateful for it.

Seriously anyone who watches Maddow and feels validated is a farking moron. Keep drinking that kool-aid.


I LOVE IT. You didn't disprove anything she said, you ass, you just don't like the way she says it. LMAO cry moar.
 
2013-01-26 01:38:30 PM
She's great and I liked the "Use Your Mandate"-false flag operation story last night.
 
2013-01-26 01:41:56 PM

Bungles: occamswrist: I already wasted enough time watching the show and researching what she said.

What did mark twain say about people who read newspapers?

You seem to have very strong opinions about an award winning journalist who has been active for many years, considering you've only ever watched 4 minutes of material.


You can do better than an appeal to authority.

I doubt Mark Twain would be on your side here.

He said "If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed."

But that doesn't apply to those who watch Rachel Maddow because he is so fantastic!
 
2013-01-26 01:43:26 PM

occamswrist: Rachel Maddow because he is so fantastic!


You know, you just aren't nearly as intelligent as you think you are.
 
2013-01-26 01:43:51 PM

occamswrist: Bungles: occamswrist: I already wasted enough time watching the show and researching what she said.

What did mark twain say about people who read newspapers?

You seem to have very strong opinions about an award winning journalist who has been active for many years, considering you've only ever watched 4 minutes of material.

You can do better than an appeal to authority.

I doubt Mark Twain would be on your side here.

He said "If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed."

But that doesn't apply to those who watch Rachel Maddow because he is so fantastic!


And you've decided she's misinforming people through your thorough 4 minute review?
 
2013-01-26 01:45:49 PM

Madbassist1: You didn't disprove anything she said, you ass, you just don't like the way she says it.


She's all uppity and sh*t. Just like the president.
 
2013-01-26 01:46:32 PM

Madbassist1: occamswrist: That got me to the 4 minute mark of the 13 minute clip. Then she talks about Fark and it felt like when my 1 year old brings me a D battery and I act surprised and grateful for it.

Seriously anyone who watches Maddow and feels validated is a farking moron. Keep drinking that kool-aid.

I LOVE IT. You didn't disprove anything she said, you ass, you just don't like the way she says it. LMAO cry moar.


I LOVE IT. You didn't disprove anything I said, you ass. LMAO cry moar.

She really didn't make any points except for the way she stresses certain words. You can feel the smarminess coming through her.
 
2013-01-26 01:48:04 PM
HAHAHA! Nailed it!
 
2013-01-26 01:50:00 PM

here to help: HAHAHA! Nailed it!


I can tell Rush Limbaugh is an asshole after only 4 minutes of hearing his show.
 
2013-01-26 01:50:18 PM

occamswrist: Madbassist1: occamswrist: That got me to the 4 minute mark of the 13 minute clip. Then she talks about Fark and it felt like when my 1 year old brings me a D battery and I act surprised and grateful for it.

Seriously anyone who watches Maddow and feels validated is a farking moron. Keep drinking that kool-aid.

I LOVE IT. You didn't disprove anything she said, you ass, you just don't like the way she says it. LMAO cry moar.

I LOVE IT. You didn't disprove anything I said, you ass. LMAO cry moar.

She really didn't make any points except for the way she stresses certain words. You can feel the smarminess coming through her.


That's because all you said is you don't like the way she states things. That's no argument. I don't like the way she does her hair, either, but that doesnt mean what she says isnt true. Sorry you think she's smarmy. I didnt get that at all.

Its all subjective, see? What you think about her reporting style is different than what I think, hence opinion.

Facts are different animals. Her story was fact, like it or not, slick.
 
2013-01-26 01:50:26 PM

occamswrist: Madbassist1: occamswrist: That got me to the 4 minute mark of the 13 minute clip. Then she talks about Fark and it felt like when my 1 year old brings me a D battery and I act surprised and grateful for it.

Seriously anyone who watches Maddow and feels validated is a farking moron. Keep drinking that kool-aid.

I LOVE IT. You didn't disprove anything she said, you ass, you just don't like the way she says it. LMAO cry moar.

I LOVE IT. You didn't disprove anything I said, you ass. LMAO cry moar.

She really didn't make any points except for the way she stresses certain words. You can feel the smarminess coming through her.


I really don't like to say this, but I get the feeling that she might be going over your head. To be so angry and adamant after watching for 4 minutes of a quite mundane segment really suggests it's not the content that's bothering you, or the style, but frustration at not understanding it.

That's the only explanation for being quite so disgruntled so quickly.
 
2013-01-26 01:50:28 PM

Agent Smiths Laugh: occamswrist: Seriously anyone who watches Maddow and feels validated is a farking moron. Keep drinking that kool-aid.

So agreeing with someone's point of view and commentary from time to time is tantamount to being brainwashed by a religious cult?


It's about the same as putting someone on your ignore list because they say something that you disagree with because you think it's easier to ignore them than engage them in meaningful discourse.

There is an irony in that phrase getting bandied about by Fox News and the christian conservative hate-machine. An irony they are completely blind to.

An irony that brings amusement to my cynical heart.


Oh, I agre;, but that's kind of the point, too.
 
2013-01-26 01:54:11 PM

occamswrist: Madbassist1: occamswrist: That got me to the 4 minute mark of the 13 minute clip. Then she talks about Fark and it felt like when my 1 year old brings me a D battery and I act surprised and grateful for it.

Seriously anyone who watches Maddow and feels validated is a farking moron. Keep drinking that kool-aid.

I LOVE IT. You didn't disprove anything she said, you ass, you just don't like the way she says it. LMAO cry moar.

I LOVE IT. You didn't disprove anything I said, you ass. LMAO cry moar.

She really didn't make any points except for the way she stresses certain words. You can feel the smarminess coming through her.


That's nice
 
2013-01-26 01:54:58 PM
Tech help request: Video does not play in Firefox. Which extension does the NBC video? I've got Adobe Flash and Shockwave, Java 11, and QuickTime. What gives?
 
2013-01-26 02:00:00 PM

Bungles: occamswrist: Madbassist1: occamswrist: That got me to the 4 minute mark of the 13 minute clip. Then she talks about Fark and it felt like when my 1 year old brings me a D battery and I act surprised and grateful for it.

Seriously anyone who watches Maddow and feels validated is a farking moron. Keep drinking that kool-aid.

I LOVE IT. You didn't disprove anything she said, you ass, you just don't like the way she says it. LMAO cry moar.

I LOVE IT. You didn't disprove anything I said, you ass. LMAO cry moar.

She really didn't make any points except for the way she stresses certain words. You can feel the smarminess coming through her.

I really don't like to say this, but I get the feeling that she might be going over your head. To be so angry and adamant after watching for 4 minutes of a quite mundane segment really suggests it's not the content that's bothering you, or the style, but frustration at not understanding it.

That's the only explanation for being quite so disgruntled so quickly.


Someone asked what specifically she says that is wrong so I decided to spend some time watching her clip, reading about what she said, and commenting on it. It was taking more time that I wanted so I didn't watch the whole clip. Maybe there was MacGuffin I missed, I took each of her little stories at face value.
 
2013-01-26 02:00:56 PM

Diagonal: Tech help request: Video does not play in Firefox. Which extension does the NBC video? I've got Adobe Flash and Shockwave, Java 11, and QuickTime. What gives?


I copied the link url to the video and pasted it into the address bar to get it to work on a phone
 
2013-01-26 02:01:11 PM

Diagonal: Tech help request: Video does not play in Firefox. Which extension does the NBC video? I've got Adobe Flash and Shockwave, Java 11, and QuickTime. What gives?


Can you right-click on the video and disable hardware acceleration? That usually works if you are just getting a green screen.
 
2013-01-26 02:01:58 PM

Diagonal: Tech help request: Video does not play in Firefox. Which extension does the NBC video? I've got Adobe Flash and Shockwave, Java 11, and QuickTime. What gives?


Could be silverlight or you might have to allow some things in noScript if you have that.

I'd ditch the Java unless you need it.
 
2013-01-26 02:07:52 PM
I nominate Rachel for the Awesome tag!
 
2013-01-26 02:09:01 PM

occamswrist: Someone asked what specifically she says that is wrong so I decided to spend some time watching her clip, reading about what she said, and commenting on it.


That's admirable too. I also notice that like a lot of trolls here, you merely overlooked the fact that you couldn't actually find anything wrong, and just moved the goalposts to her delivery and not the content.
 
2013-01-26 02:09:59 PM

Your Silence is Killing Kurds: occamswrist: Madbassist1: occamswrist: That got me to the 4 minute mark of the 13 minute clip. Then she talks about Fark and it felt like when my 1 year old brings me a D battery and I act surprised and grateful for it.

Seriously anyone who watches Maddow and feels validated is a farking moron. Keep drinking that kool-aid.

I LOVE IT. You didn't disprove anything she said, you ass, you just don't like the way she says it. LMAO cry moar.

I LOVE IT. You didn't disprove anything I said, you ass. LMAO cry moar.

She really didn't make any points except for the way she stresses certain words. You can feel the smarminess coming through her.

That's nice


Let me help you out here.
I know I'm not going to change any of your minds directly. Once you're ready, you might change your own mind.
 
2013-01-26 02:11:30 PM
Maddow - do not want
Coulter - want
Fark - worship!
 
2013-01-26 02:14:54 PM
Im sure if Meddow was on fark she would be in the politics area. I might be the only one but I feel her show is kinda like a College class with a really cool teacher.

Is it true shes beating Hannity?
 
2013-01-26 02:16:32 PM

occamswrist: Your Silence is Killing Kurds: occamswrist: Madbassist1: occamswrist: That got me to the 4 minute mark of the 13 minute clip. Then she talks about Fark and it felt like when my 1 year old brings me a D battery and I act surprised and grateful for it.

Seriously anyone who watches Maddow and feels validated is a farking moron. Keep drinking that kool-aid.

I LOVE IT. You didn't disprove anything she said, you ass, you just don't like the way she says it. LMAO cry moar.

I LOVE IT. You didn't disprove anything I said, you ass. LMAO cry moar.

She really didn't make any points except for the way she stresses certain words. You can feel the smarminess coming through her.

That's nice

Let me help you out here.
I know I'm not going to change any of your minds directly. Once you're ready, you might change your own mind.



I have my mind changed all the time, but rarely by people who have watched 4 minutes of something who then makes grand claims about linguistic deconstruction, especially when that something is otherwise highly lauded.

You remind me of my first year undergrad students who spend the first few weeks under the impression that their As in some backwater high school translates to being masters of critical thought.
 
2013-01-26 02:19:00 PM

Madbassist1: occamswrist: Someone asked what specifically she says that is wrong so I decided to spend some time watching her clip, reading about what she said, and commenting on it.

That's admirable too. I also notice that like a lot of trolls here, you merely overlooked the fact that you couldn't actually find anything wrong, and just moved the goalposts to her delivery and not the content.


You give me the awful impression you didn't even read my post or that it went right over your head. I pointed out a couple of instances where she only told part of the story that fit her narrative to insult Republicans. I leave it up to fair minded readers of Fark (most who won't post) to decide, not you. You won't back down at this point, I know that.

She said "Michigan Republicans don't care what other people think of them" which is patently false. Most of them may not care what Rachel Maddow thinks of them, but her statement was painting with too broad a brush. Political hacks talk like that and people lap that shiat up.
 
2013-01-26 02:20:55 PM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: KiwDaWabbit: Pants full of macaroni!!: "Rachel Maddow is a MAN" remarks in 3.... 2.....

She's only a "man" according to men who are threatened by the fact that she is much more intelligent than they are.

Is this the same debate as the one over Ann Coulter?


I don't think so, Rachel Maddow doesn't have a fierce adams apple.

Regardless, I wouldn't mind pulling on Ann Coulter's hair.
 
2013-01-26 02:22:02 PM

ItchyMcDoogle: Im sure if Meddow was on fark she would be in the politics area. I might be the only one but I feel her show is kinda like a College class with a really cool teacher.

Is it true shes beating Hannity?



It's exactly like that. The most impressive thing is how she can string together apparently disparate issues over the course of a 15 minute segment to create complex broadbrush stroke arguments on some particular aspect of the political zeitgeist. That might be down to damn good researchers though.

This aspect is apparently exactly what annoys occamswrist though, so different strokes for different folks I guess.
 
2013-01-26 02:23:24 PM

Bungles: occamswrist: Your Silence is Killing Kurds: occamswrist: Madbassist1: occamswrist: That got me to the 4 minute mark of the 13 minute clip. Then she talks about Fark and it felt like when my 1 year old brings me a D battery and I act surprised and grateful for it.

Seriously anyone who watches Maddow and feels validated is a farking moron. Keep drinking that kool-aid.

I LOVE IT. You didn't disprove anything she said, you ass, you just don't like the way she says it. LMAO cry moar.

I LOVE IT. You didn't disprove anything I said, you ass. LMAO cry moar.

She really didn't make any points except for the way she stresses certain words. You can feel the smarminess coming through her.

That's nice

Let me help you out here.
I know I'm not going to change any of your minds directly. Once you're ready, you might change your own mind.


I have my mind changed all the time, but rarely by people who have watched 4 minutes of something who then makes grand claims about linguistic deconstruction, especially when that something is otherwise highly lauded.

You remind me of my first year undergrad students who spend the first few weeks under the impression that their As in some backwater high school translates to being masters of critical thought.


I've watched more than 4 minutes of cable news. Why would you think my opinion is based solely on the 4 minutes of Rachel Maddow I just watched? That's ridiculous.

You wanted examples so I gave examples from the most relevant clip.
 
2013-01-26 02:23:45 PM
andersoncouncil42: I've rarely ever heard anyone have anything reasonable to say against RM that rang true. When I say reasonable I mean not misogynist, homophobic, ad-hominem, or downright false.

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Moonbat liberal media twunt. I wouldn't piss on her if she was on fire.


Madbassist1: How about disproving her story instead of attacking her, asshole?

occamswrist: I watched some of the 13 minute cip...
Seriously anyone who watches Maddow and feels validated is a farking moron. Keep drinking that kool-aid...

occamswrist: She really didn't make any points except for the way she stresses certain words. You can feel the smarminess coming through her.

And occamswrist has the audacity to suggest people that watch Maddow are brainwashed idiots. He's seen 4 minutes of her, and wasn't smart enough to discern any points she made.

Tell me, where did occamswrist get the idea that people that watch Maddow are brainwashed idiots? He clearly didn't form that opinion on his own by watching her. He was told to think that. And he wants to cry about brainwashing?

occamswrist: Way to be what you accuse others of being.

Indeed, scum.
 
2013-01-26 02:26:37 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Diagonal: Tech help request: Video does not play in Firefox. Which extension does the NBC video? I've got Adobe Flash and Shockwave, Java 11, and QuickTime. What gives?

Could be silverlight or you might have to allow some things in noScript if you have that.

I'd ditch the Java unless you need it.


Thanks for the help, but no silverlight or noScript. Even turning off AdBlock didn't help.

Beats me. Maybe I can find it on YouTube.
 
2013-01-26 02:26:58 PM

impaler: andersoncouncil42: I've rarely ever heard anyone have anything reasonable to say against RM that rang true. When I say reasonable I mean not misogynist, homophobic, ad-hominem, or downright false.

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Moonbat liberal media twunt. I wouldn't piss on her if she was on fire.

Madbassist1: How about disproving her story instead of attacking her, asshole?

occamswrist: I watched some of the 13 minute cip...
Seriously anyone who watches Maddow and feels validated is a farking moron. Keep drinking that kool-aid...

occamswrist: She really didn't make any points except for the way she stresses certain words. You can feel the smarminess coming through her.

And occamswrist has the audacity to suggest people that watch Maddow are brainwashed idiots. He's seen 4 minutes of her, and wasn't smart enough to discern any points she made.

Tell me, where did occamswrist get the idea that people that watch Maddow are brainwashed idiots? He clearly didn't form that opinion on his own by watching her. He was told to think that. And he wants to cry about brainwashing?

occamswrist: Way to be what you accuse others of being.

Indeed, scum.


Instead of saying she didn't make any points I could have said the points she tried to make weren't valid because she ignored certain aspects of the story to try to prove her point. Would that make you feel better?
 
2013-01-26 02:27:51 PM

occamswrist: Your Silence is Killing Kurds: occamswrist: Madbassist1: occamswrist: That got me to the 4 minute mark of the 13 minute clip. Then she talks about Fark and it felt like when my 1 year old brings me a D battery and I act surprised and grateful for it.

Seriously anyone who watches Maddow and feels validated is a farking moron. Keep drinking that kool-aid.

I LOVE IT. You didn't disprove anything she said, you ass, you just don't like the way she says it. LMAO cry moar.

I LOVE IT. You didn't disprove anything I said, you ass. LMAO cry moar.

She really didn't make any points except for the way she stresses certain words. You can feel the smarminess coming through her.

That's nice

Let me help you out here.
I know I'm not going to change any of your minds directly. Once you're ready, you might change your own mind.


If you're trying to change people's minds re maddow you probably need to focus on the substance rather than her manner; because most people immediately realize that in presenting pieces she is performing (that it bugs you so much suggests that you've misunderstood the format of the whole show)
 
2013-01-26 02:29:58 PM

occamswrist: The second segment was about a small island on the US/Canada border by Detroit whose owners want to turn it into an Independent Commonwealth. Maddow is upset by this idea because apparently she wants the island to turn into the shiathole that Detroit is? I don't know what she wants and she doesn't really explain, she just criticizes people trying to save their neighborhood.


No you idiot, it's a bunch of overentitled assholes at the right-wing Mackinac Institute who want to buy a city park that people use everyday and turn it into their own playground while leeching on Detroit for its services.

If you read the thought process of the people who came up with this idea, you'll see why no one took it seriously.
 
2013-01-26 02:30:01 PM
I have to agree with occamswrist on a large amount of what he says regarding Rachel. My wife watches her show every day, so obviously I watch it often as well. Often I agree with her on items she discusses, and am glad to see her bring some items to the table that would otherwise go unreported nationally; but I do agree that she will often try to tie in unrelated things to make you think in a perspective that doesn't really have any regards to the original subject. She will also not cover or openly mock other perspectives that should be investigated in regards to the topic at hand, giving some biased reports that many just lap up and don't investigate more.
I'm glad she exists, but wish she would rid herself of this type of thing; it's a major problem in news reporting in this country from all sides.
 
2013-01-26 02:38:48 PM

Mrtraveler01: occamswrist: The second segment was about a small island on the US/Canada border by Detroit whose owners want to turn it into an Independent Commonwealth. Maddow is upset by this idea because apparently she wants the island to turn into the shiathole that Detroit is? I don't know what she wants and she doesn't really explain, she just criticizes people trying to save their neighborhood.

No you idiot, it's a bunch of overentitled assholes at the right-wing Mackinac Institute who want to buy a city park that people use everyday and turn it into their own playground while leeching on Detroit for its services.

If you read the thought process of the people who came up with this idea, you'll see why no one took it seriously.


http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130112/BIZ/301120319
 
2013-01-26 02:48:09 PM

occamswrist: ...I could have said the points she tried to make weren't valid because she ignored certain aspects of the story to try to prove her point. Would that make you feel better?


But that's pretty much SOP for arguing anything. Without that practice we'd have no legal system, any form of debate, or advertising.
 
2013-01-26 02:53:16 PM

Diagonal: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Diagonal: Tech help request: Video does not play in Firefox. Which extension does the NBC video? I've got Adobe Flash and Shockwave, Java 11, and QuickTime. What gives?

Could be silverlight or you might have to allow some things in noScript if you have that.

I'd ditch the Java unless you need it.

Thanks for the help, but no silverlight or noScript. Even turning off AdBlock didn't help.

Beats me. Maybe I can find it on YouTube.


Make sure you have the latest version of Flash.
 
2013-01-26 02:53:32 PM

ChrisDe: JacksonBryan: I think she was trying to claim that Michigan will soon replace Florida as the "farked up" Politics capital of the US.  Didn't watch the whole video but roughly 5 minutes of it.

Gov. Rick Snyder is doing everything he can to make that happen. He was hours away from signing a bill allowing weapons into schools when Sandy Hook happened. He got shamed into vetoing that bill, but you can bet he'll sign it in six months when another version shows up on his desk.


As I recall, that bill would have forced more stringent requirements on people carrying in schools, which frankly I can only see as good. If we can push the idea that ONLY responsible farking adults can have weapons*, then maybe we won't have so many stupid, horrifying, tragic deaths.

* And correctly store the weapons and ammunition in gun lockers and not give out the farking combination to everyone who walks in the got-damn front door...
 
2013-01-26 03:07:14 PM

threedingers: I honestly want to avoid forming my opinions in an echo chamber but unfortunately I've yet to find a right-leaning equivalent of TRMS.


David Frum.
 
2013-01-26 03:14:44 PM
Your Silence is Killing Kurds:

If you're trying to change people's minds re maddow you probably need to focus on the substance rather than her manner; because most people immediately realize that in presenting pieces she is performing (that it bugs you so much suggests that you've misunderstood the format of the whole show)

I did. I pointed out where she wasn't telling the whole story so that it could fit her narrative.

Watched the rest of the clip.

She complained about the Florida 2000 vote clusterfark. But she mentioned a bunch of Jews voted for Buchanan because of the butterfly ballot. That ballot was designed by Theresa Lepore, a Democrat, so Rachel's jumbled sentence with the Jews for Buchanan and Katherine Harris was a nonsequitor. The butterfly ballot, being designed by a Democrat, doesn't reflect poorly on Republicans.

She complained about Rick Scott cutting early voting days in half (from 14 to 8 days) but according to this the polls were open much longer for those 8 days and the total number of early voting hours was larger overall. But who needs facts when we have Rachel Maddow! Rick Scott (the crook) was criticized so he later increased the number of early voting days and dropped the max voting hours/day from 14 to 12. OMG this is "shameless" as Rachel Maddow calls it!!!!

Then she talks about Republican gerrymandering for congressional districts. I agree with her on this and thinks its a form of fraud. Don't know if this is only a Republican thing or not...But I do agree that splitting the electoral college votes within a state is a good idea, just not by congressional districts. Split electoral votes by the popular vote. Or fark electoral college and elect the President directly by a popular vote.

I was promised a money shot at the end of the clip that would stick all these ideas together but there really wasn't one. Her complaint about Michigan Republicans was supported only by their waffling on splitting up the electoral votes, not any of the other points she failed to make. I agree that some Michigan Republicans are being manipulative on this issue.
 
2013-01-26 03:26:17 PM

occamswrist: Zafler: occamswrist: reason.com

Now you can say there is at least one reasonable complaint against her.

Mutually exclusive statement detected, initiating proper response.

BUAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

Way to be what you accuse others of being.


I'm not the one you originally replied to. But Reason is as much of an oxymoron as American Thinker. They only barely have any relationship with reality.
 
2013-01-26 03:29:52 PM

occamswrist: She complained about the Florida 2000 vote clusterfark. But she mentioned a bunch of Jews voted for Buchanan because of the butterfly ballot. That ballot was designed by Theresa Lepore, a Democrat, so Rachel's jumbled sentence with the Jews for Buchanan and Katherine Harris was a nonsequitor. The butterfly ballot, being designed by a Democrat, doesn't reflect poorly on Republicans.



The point about that was the daftness of Florida, not the party affiliation of the participants.

I think we've got to the core of your issue. Your're so used to your world being Us vs Them, you don't realise that *actual* real news commentary isn't like that. It's not about "making the republicans look bad" (although that's occasionally inevitable). She's slams democrats regularly and often, it's just that democrats only occasionally do things as brazenly as some Republicans.

The point was that madness, historically, comes from Florida. You somehow rewired that in your own mind through a "how can this be read as attacking that Republicans?". The Buchanan 2000 fiasco was as a member of the Reform Party. It was a ballot ok'd by all four of the running parties. Yet you're read this as an attack on Republicans. The "Katherine Harris" was as part of a list of insane Florida issues. You've conflated them.

I think the problem here is you, and the bias you're bringing to the table.
 
2013-01-26 03:30:12 PM

Zafler: occamswrist: Zafler: occamswrist: reason.com

Now you can say there is at least one reasonable complaint against her.

Mutually exclusive statement detected, initiating proper response.

BUAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

Way to be what you accuse others of being.

I'm not the one you originally replied to. But Reason is as much of an oxymoron as American Thinker. They only barely have any relationship with reality.


We didn't really discuss that story instead we moved back to the 13 min clip that referenced fark. I think we've flogged this thread to death.
 
2013-01-26 03:37:31 PM

Slartibartfaster: / Enlarged clitoris is not a penis either, FYI


You just had to take things to a weird place, didn't ya?
 
2013-01-26 03:51:16 PM

Bungles: occamswrist: She complained about the Florida 2000 vote clusterfark. But she mentioned a bunch of Jews voted for Buchanan because of the butterfly ballot. That ballot was designed by Theresa Lepore, a Democrat, so Rachel's jumbled sentence with the Jews for Buchanan and Katherine Harris was a nonsequitor. The butterfly ballot, being designed by a Democrat, doesn't reflect poorly on Republicans.


The point about that was the daftness of Florida, not the party affiliation of the participants.

I think we've got to the core of your issue. Your're so used to your world being Us vs Them, you don't realise that *actual* real news commentary isn't like that. It's not about "making the republicans look bad" (although that's occasionally inevitable). She's slams democrats regularly and often, it's just that democrats only occasionally do things as brazenly as some Republicans.

The point was that madness, historically, comes from Florida. You somehow rewired that in your own mind through a "how can this be read as attacking that Republicans?". The Buchanan 2000 fiasco was as a member of the Reform Party. It was a ballot ok'd by all four of the running parties. Yet you're read this as an attack on Republicans. The "Katherine Harris" was as part of a list of insane Florida issues. You've conflated them.

I think the problem here is you, and the bias you're bringing to the table.


You got all that by reading my one paragraph about butterfly ballots? Did it take you at least 4 minutes to read so that you could be sure your assessment of me is accurate? Because 4 minutes or less isn't enough time.

But you're right that she didn't specifically say the ballot was a Republican failure. If you reread my sentence I never claimed she did either. I simply pointed out her sentence was jumbled and it wasn't a Republican failing. What bias are *you* bringing to this discussion? When she complains about Republicans constantly and then slips that in there, viewers will conflate the two. I hope we can both agree on that one.

Now analyze the other 3/4 of my post that you've ignored and see if your hypothesis about me holds up.
 
2013-01-26 04:12:43 PM

occamswrist: You got all that by reading my one paragraph about butterfly ballots? Did it take you at least 4 minutes to read so that you could be sure your assessment of me is accurate? Because 4 minutes or less isn't enough time.

But you're right that she didn't specifically say the ballot was a Republican failure. If you reread my sentence I never claimed she did either. I simply pointed out her sentence was jumbled and it wasn't a Republican failing. What bias are *you* bringing to this discussion? When she complains about Republicans constantly and then slips that in there, viewers will conflate the two. I hope we can both agree on that one.

Now analyze the other 3/4 of my post that you've ignored and see if your hypothesis about me holds up.


You're either dense or deliberately ignoring what Maddow was saying, so let me spell it out:

Florida is weird, but at least Republicans have enough political sense to pull back when their schemes are exposed.
Michigan is weirder, but like the honey badger, Michigan Republicans just don't give a shiat.
 
2013-01-26 04:16:44 PM

occamswrist: Bungles: occamswrist: She complained about the Florida 2000 vote clusterfark. But she mentioned a bunch of Jews voted for Buchanan because of the butterfly ballot. That ballot was designed by Theresa Lepore, a Democrat, so Rachel's jumbled sentence with the Jews for Buchanan and Katherine Harris was a nonsequitor. The butterfly ballot, being designed by a Democrat, doesn't reflect poorly on Republicans.


The point about that was the daftness of Florida, not the party affiliation of the participants.

I think we've got to the core of your issue. Your're so used to your world being Us vs Them, you don't realise that *actual* real news commentary isn't like that. It's not about "making the republicans look bad" (although that's occasionally inevitable). She's slams democrats regularly and often, it's just that democrats only occasionally do things as brazenly as some Republicans.

The point was that madness, historically, comes from Florida. You somehow rewired that in your own mind through a "how can this be read as attacking that Republicans?". The Buchanan 2000 fiasco was as a member of the Reform Party. It was a ballot ok'd by all four of the running parties. Yet you're read this as an attack on Republicans. The "Katherine Harris" was as part of a list of insane Florida issues. You've conflated them.

I think the problem here is you, and the bias you're bringing to the table.

You got all that by reading my one paragraph about butterfly ballots? Did it take you at least 4 minutes to read so that you could be sure your assessment of me is accurate? Because 4 minutes or less isn't enough time.

But you're right that she didn't specifically say the ballot was a Republican failure. If you reread my sentence I never claimed she did either. I simply pointed out her sentence was jumbled and it wasn't a Republican failing. What bias are *you* bringing to this discussion? When she complains about Republicans constantly and then slips that in there, viewers will confl ...


I'm not American, think your entire political system is rather cuckoo, and have no dog in this fight.

I can, however, tell when a journalist knows her stuff. She's one of the few TV political commentators that I've seen in the US that is at the same standard as her equivalents in France, the UK, or Germany.

The fact you're attacking one of the few *actual* TV journalists the US has strikes me as..... odd.
,
 
2013-01-26 04:17:26 PM
I adore Rachel - she's smart, beautiful, and funny. I don't have the skillz to post it here, but her high school yearbook photo is completely fappable.

/fap
 
2013-01-26 04:17:39 PM
(the US has some superb newspaper journalists....superb TV journalists are few on the ground there though, but Maddow is clearly one of them).
 
2013-01-26 04:37:42 PM

Bungles: (the US has some superb newspaper journalists....superb TV journalists are few on the ground there though, but Maddow is clearly one of them).


I always liked Ted Koppel's Nightline.
 
2013-01-26 06:44:59 PM

occamswrist: Bungles: (the US has some superb newspaper journalists....superb TV journalists are few on the ground there though, but Maddow is clearly one of them).

I always liked Ted Koppel's Nightline.


Actually, on reflection, I've come around to your way of thinking, somewhat. If your position is histronics and performance art disguised as reporting is detrimental to all, which seems to be somewhat what you are saying, then I agree with you, but to demonize RM and ignore the masters of the craft is disingenous.
 
2013-01-26 06:52:57 PM

Huron77: Coulter - want


Men on the right love Coulter because they think being attracted to "her" is a heterosexual thing.

Hint...it isn't.
 
2013-01-26 07:10:06 PM

Madbassist1: dericwater: cptjeff: Gordon Bennett: So what's her Fark handle?

After seeing jokes made on fark turn up on her show later that night word for word on a couple occasions, I'm pretty convinced that she does visit at least every now and then. This just confirms it.

Also, I had no idea you could click on a tag and sort.

You understand that she has a room full of writers to help her out. It's not a one-(wo)myn operation in the back room.

I dont have any facts to back me up (like that has ever stopped a farker) but I'm willing to be MSNBC's operation is a LOT smaller than you think it is. I'd be willing to guess 5-6 writers at the very most.


That's about the size of it, I'm guessing. When she did her radio show, I think it was just herself or one or two other researchers working with her.
 
2013-01-26 07:10:46 PM

Abox: Huron77: Coulter - want


Men on the right love Coulter because they think being attracted to "her" is a heterosexual thing.

Hint...it isn't.


25 years ago, she looked all right. Now, she looks like a shriveled up shrew.
 
2013-01-26 08:02:24 PM
By blaming Bush?

Just guessing.
 
2013-01-27 12:39:09 AM

angiemama: I adore Rachel - she's smart, beautiful, and funny. I don't have the skillz to post it here, but her high school yearbook photo is completely fappable.

/fap


she's a geek and likes a good drink. what's not to love?
 
2013-01-27 01:01:42 AM

ItchyMcDoogle: Im sure if Meddow was on fark she would be in the politics area. I might be the only one but I feel her show is kinda like a College class with a really cool teacher.

Is it true shes beating Hannity?


If she is, I hope she's using a heavy lead pipe.
 
2013-01-27 08:59:44 AM

Slartibartfaster: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: prominent adam's apple,women don't have those.

Ummmm.... no. Both sexes have it. It tends to be larger in men

can you read ?

// Id bag both maddow and coulter given half a chance (and an obliging moment with Mrs Slartibartfaster)
/ would only brag about Maddow to my friends


Yes, just fine. My point is that there are some women who have prominent adam's apples (and some men who have very small ones). This whole obsession the Left has with Coulter's adam's apple is infantile and stupid. Seriously. For both Maddow and Coulter, there is plenty to legitimately criticize with slobbering on about how "ZOMFG she's a LEZZZBIAN!" (who farking cares; and it's ad homenim) or "ZOMFG she's a TRANNY!" (she's not; and it's ad homenim).

I do note the difference in the smear technique, however, The Right often has a basis of truth to their smears. Maddow IS a lesbian, and this - being anathema to the God-fearing Right Wing is sufficient for their purposes. The Left OTOH generally just makes shiat up out of thin air (Coulter=tranny; Limbaugh=diddles little boys, etc.)
 
2013-01-27 09:13:22 AM

Madbassist1: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Lochsteppe: Tyee: Maddow takes forever to say anything. Just say it!

You've probably been fortunate enough to avoid this problem, but complex or multi-part ideas half-truths, equivocations, smears and distortions take a while to express.

ftfy

Yeah? Tell me one thing in the linked story that is a half-truth, equivocation, a smear or even a farking distortion, you stupid farking troll. One...farking...thing. I'll be waiting, jackass.


LOL! You're really, really cute when you have temper tantrums and name-call, you know? What, do you have a RealDoll with a pic of Maddow's face glued on it?

Definitions: TROLL - What you call someone when they don't agree with you. USAGE: when you've "got nuthin' else" in your debate arsenal to argue with.
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2013-01-27 09:53:42 AM

threedingers: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Lochsteppe: Tyee: Maddow takes forever to say anything. Just say it!

You've probably been fortunate enough to avoid this problem, but complex or multi-part ideas half-truths, equivocations, smears and distortions take a while to express.

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Can you provide some examples?

No snark - I listen to Maddow most days and would welcome a reasonable, informed and logical rebuttal to her arguments.

I honestly want to avoid forming my opinions in an echo chamber but unfortunately I've yet to find a right-leaning equivalent of TRMS.


Oh, God, there are so many they all blur into a single great mass of derp. Just looking quickly at YouTube, here's one: Link

GIS "Maddow pwned" and "Maddow owned" for others. There are dozens. I recall another good one was on Bill Maher. Link

The thing is, she has this habit of talking over people and verbally bludgeoning them into silence while she yammers on and on and on. That's how she gets away with a lot of bullshiat because people forget what the original half-lie was. Many Lefties consider this brilliance and worship at her feet because, to them, this is standard debate tactics.

There's a reason she's not on a medium like Fark (ASAWK). She would be quickly pwned in an actual give-and-take debate where both sides had equal say.
 
2013-01-27 09:59:30 AM

ekdikeo4: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: KiwDaWabbit: Pants full of macaroni!!: "Rachel Maddow is a MAN" remarks in 3.... 2.....

She's only a "man" according to men who are threatened by the fact that she is much more intelligent than they are.

Is this the same debate as the one over Ann Coulter?

I don't think so, Rachel Maddow doesn't have a fierce adams apple.

Regardless, I wouldn't mind pulling on Ann Coulter's hair.


Actually, I've had occasional fantasies about both Coulter and Maddow. I once had a short dream where both of them were doms and had me helpless in their dungeon. Not sure what that was about....

Seriously, you might want to stop reading RIGHT HERE. Picture both Maddow and Coulter, together, in black spandex and leather and playing tag team with your man-parts. Pleasant dreams......
 
2013-01-27 11:07:16 AM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: ekdikeo4: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: KiwDaWabbit: Pants full of macaroni!!: "Rachel Maddow is a MAN" remarks in 3.... 2.....

She's only a "man" according to men who are threatened by the fact that she is much more intelligent than they are.

Is this the same debate as the one over Ann Coulter?

I don't think so, Rachel Maddow doesn't have a fierce adams apple.

Regardless, I wouldn't mind pulling on Ann Coulter's hair.

Actually, I've had occasional fantasies about both Coulter and Maddow. I once had a short dream where both of them were doms and had me helpless in their dungeon. Not sure what that was about....

Seriously, you might want to stop reading RIGHT HERE. Picture both Maddow and Coulter, together, in black spandex and leather and playing tag team with your man-parts. Pleasant dreams......


Those two couldn't get together on a lunch order. If you want lib-dommes, it's Rachel and Katrina VandenHeuvel (if you've ever seen her in black leather, you'll know what I mean).

For con-dommes (heh...make sure to bring yours), Coulter and Batshiat Bachmann. Or if you like 'em really nasty, Mean Jean Schmidt makes Bachmann look like Ann-Farking-Margret.
 
2013-01-27 02:50:36 PM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Definitions: TROLL - What you call someone when they don't agree with you. USAGE: when you've "got nuthin' else" in your debate arsenal to argue with.


Actually I was pointing out that he didnt have an argument except presentation. I even partially agreed with him in the end. You, however, I've read your stuff. You're not good enough to go against me. Leave it alone.
 
2013-01-27 08:47:44 PM

Madbassist1: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Definitions: TROLL - What you call someone when they don't agree with you. USAGE: when you've "got nuthin' else" in your debate arsenal to argue with.

Actually I was pointing out that he didnt have an argument except presentation. I even partially agreed with him in the end. You, however, I've read your stuff. You're not good enough to go against me. Leave it alone.


I got a 24 hour ban for one of my posts in a gun thread so I apologize for not responding until now.

I don't single out Maddow's lies of omission because I think only left wing political commentators do this.

If I was really drunk I could have signed up for a foxnews.com account and done the same thing to their shows. Then they'd accuse me of being a moron libtard. Blah blah blah.

I read news from many different sources and after a while realized that they tend to ommit relevant pieces of information in order to fit their narratives and mislead their viewers. My two posts above where i walk through her 13 min clip provides some evidence of this.
 
2013-01-28 01:04:12 AM

i upped my meds-up yours: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: ekdikeo4: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: KiwDaWabbit: Pants full of macaroni!!: "Rachel Maddow is a MAN" remarks in 3.... 2.....

She's only a "man" according to men who are threatened by the fact that she is much more intelligent than they are.

Is this the same debate as the one over Ann Coulter?

I don't think so, Rachel Maddow doesn't have a fierce adams apple.

Regardless, I wouldn't mind pulling on Ann Coulter's hair.

Actually, I've had occasional fantasies about both Coulter and Maddow. I once had a short dream where both of them were doms and had me helpless in their dungeon. Not sure what that was about....

Seriously, you might want to stop reading RIGHT HERE. Picture both Maddow and Coulter, together, in black spandex and leather and playing tag team with your man-parts. Pleasant dreams......

Those two couldn't get together on a lunch order.
If you want lib-dommes, it's Rachel and Katrina VandenHeuvel (if you've ever seen her in black leather, you'll know what I mean).

For con-dommes (heh...make sure to bring yours), Coulter and Batshiat Bachmann. Or if you like 'em really nasty, Mean Jean Schmidt makes Bachmann look like Ann-Farking-Margret.


Don't be too sure about that. They're both attention whores. Are you old enough to remember the Dynamic Duo debate team of Tim Leary and G. Gordon Liddy? When Liddy was an FBI agent he BUSTED Leary for drugs. Politically, philosophically and personality-wise they were total opposites - yet saw mutual profit in teaming up to debate on college campuses.
 
2013-01-28 01:07:19 AM

Madbassist1: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Definitions: TROLL - What you call someone when they don't agree with you. USAGE: when you've "got nuthin' else" in your debate arsenal to argue with.

Actually I was pointing out that he didnt have an argument except presentation. I even partially agreed with him in the end. You, however, I've read your stuff. You're not good enough to go against me. Leave it alone.

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2013-01-28 09:01:07 AM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Madbassist1: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Definitions: TROLL - What you call someone when they don't agree with you. USAGE: when you've "got nuthin' else" in your debate arsenal to argue with.

Actually I was pointing out that he didnt have an argument except presentation. I even partially agreed with him in the end. You, however, I've read your stuff. You're not good enough to go against me. Leave it alone.

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Thanks for proving my point.
 
2013-01-28 09:45:16 AM
Madbaassist, what have you done that makes you so knowledgeable in politics that your opinions are beyond reproach?
 
2013-01-28 10:16:14 AM

occamswrist: Madbaassist, what have you done that makes you so knowledgeable in politics that your opinions are beyond reproach?


Nothing. My opinions are no more nor less valuable than anyone else's here. I, however, do not hide behind empty bluster, JPEGS or moving the goalposts when I debate. I'm also willing to capitulate when I am wrong, and willing to change my positon when confronted with a reasonable argument (such as yours, above).

That puts me head and shoulders above most people in the politics tab IMHO.
 
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