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(Wired)   The latest politician to be duped by a satirical website? That would be Sen. Mitch McConnell. Bonus: Military parody website   (wired.com) divider line 45
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2013-02-20 10:04:40 AM
I had no idea that such a thing called the "Duffel Blog" existed, but it sounds hilarious. Site is farked atm, however (DB, not Wired).
 
2013-02-20 10:11:43 AM
Oh crap. With McConnell getting duped expect to see a press conference where his #1 priority is to get satire removed from the Internet.
 
2013-02-20 10:17:14 AM
So this is who has the future of the economy in his hands?  We're farked.
 
2013-02-20 10:17:18 AM
If you can't figure out that a site with 'headlines' like "Pope Benedict Resignation Tied To Paula Broadwell Affair"  and "Afghanistan Declared Gun-Free Zone" is a satire site then I have a bridge I'd like to sell you in Brooklyn.
 
2013-02-20 10:18:24 AM

johnnieconnie: I had no idea that such a thing called the "Duffel Blog" existed, but it sounds hilarious. Site is farked atm, however (DB, not Wired).


Worth the second look later.  Terrific stuff
 
2013-02-20 10:20:26 AM
Perpetual state of outrage.
 
2013-02-20 10:20:37 AM
There's a reason we have the expression "as stupid as a Kentucky Republican."
 
2013-02-20 10:20:46 AM
Dear Republican politicians,

This is an excellent idea. We're going to send you letters of outrage. You're going to receive thousands of letters from three or four people, mad as hell that (for example) Biden interrupted the SOTU to ask if erections can ever be a medical emergency. Or how much taxpayer money it must have cost when Bo Obama welcomed a visiting doglegation from the overseas country of Furuguay to the White House.

You'll either have to do some actual f***ing work for a change and learn what's real and what isn't. Or you are going to look even more moronic than you do now.

Love and toodles,
Jackpot777.
 
2013-02-20 10:25:26 AM

lilbjorn: So this is who has the future of the economy in his hands?  We're farked.


this is just the latest in a litany of gullible GOP lawmakers falling for bullshiat.
Friends of Hamas
CIA shipping guns to Syria through Libya
and that's just this past two weeks
 
2013-02-20 10:28:13 AM

ITGreen: johnnieconnie: I had no idea that such a thing called the "Duffel Blog" existed, but it sounds hilarious. Site is farked atm, however (DB, not Wired).

Worth the second look later.  Terrific stuff


I love how he was willing to do a due diligence investigation for a "constituent," but the actual point of the soul-crushing VA article seems to have sailed right over his pointy head. But, hey, he got a photo-op with the military, so we're all cool, right?

/double facepalm

EyeballKid: There's a reason we have the expression "as stupid as a Kentucky Republican."


Hey, hey, now, don't forget the Texas-Alaska-Southern scale of stupid. I'm not sure where Kentucky falls there.
 
2013-02-20 10:36:28 AM
matthewbbrown.files.wordpress.com

Dreezle, drazzle, drozzle, drone. Time for zis vun to go home.
 
2013-02-20 10:38:12 AM
ole' mitch is a senile biatch, no doubt.
 
2013-02-20 10:39:05 AM
The Onion Rulz.
 
2013-02-20 10:40:33 AM
Why isn't he spending any more of his time making Obama a one-term president as he promised?
 
2013-02-20 10:51:52 AM

Lord_Baull: Why isn't he spending any more of his time making Obama a one-term president as he promised?


i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-20 10:57:06 AM

Jackpot777: Dear Republican politicians,

This is an excellent idea. We're going to send you letters of outrage. You're going to receive thousands of letters from three or four people, mad as hell that (for example) Biden interrupted the SOTU to ask if erections can ever be a medical emergency. Or how much taxpayer money it must have cost when Bo Obama welcomed a visiting doglegation from the overseas country of Furuguay to the White House.

You'll either have to do some actual f***ing work for a change and learn what's real and what isn't. Or you are going to look even more moronic than you do now.

Love and toodles,
Jackpot777.


This is the most awesome idea ever.  My rep and senators will probably fall for it hook, line, and sinker.  They are three of the biggest idiot derpers in Washington DC.
 
2013-02-20 11:04:18 AM
GOP outrage over this obviously fake story........yet remain silent as they personally slash GI benefits for vets.
 
2013-02-20 11:04:53 AM

Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor probably thought he was being clever. But it turns out, as is so often the case, he was just being a jackass:

a0.twimg.comPresident Obama wants to raise your taxes so he can pay people $1.2 million to play World of Warcraft. http://t.co/...

- @GOPLeader via TweetDeck


So, leaving aside Cantor's suggestion that the president wants to raise everyone's taxes-a standard Republican bullshiat talking point-what exactly is Cantor mocking?

For some older adults, the online video game World of Warcraft (WoW) may provide more than just an opportunity for escapist adventure. Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that playing WoW actually boosted cognitive functioning for older adults - particularly those adults who had scored poorly on cognitive ability tests before playing the game.
Because there's nothing funnier than medical research on cognitive functioning in seniors. Well, maybe it could be even funnier if it offered insight into the treatment of Alzheimer's and dementia. That would be a laugh riot.But hey, why let facts get in the way of juvenile tweets designed to mislead, eh, Eric?
 
2013-02-20 11:06:20 AM

johnnieconnie: I had no idea that such a thing called the "Duffel Blog" existed, but it sounds hilarious. Site is farked atm, however (DB, not Wired).


It's pretty great.  I can't say I go there regularly, but I'm always pleased to go click about their other articles after I wind up there.  I imagine it's funny if your active/retired military, but some of this stuff is written like Catch-22, and therefore hilarious to everybody.
 
2013-02-20 11:07:02 AM
At this point we should find out if he is too senile to hold office.
 
2013-02-20 11:20:28 AM
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2013-02-20 11:27:03 AM

Hobodeluxe: Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor probably thought he was being clever. But it turns out, as is so often the case, he was just being a jackass:

[a0.twimg.com image 48x48]President Obama wants to raise your taxes so he can pay people $1.2 million to play World of Warcraft. http://t.co/...

- @GOPLeader via TweetDeck


So, leaving aside Cantor's suggestion that the president wants to raise everyone's taxes-a standard Republican bullshiat talking point-what exactly is Cantor mocking?

For some older adults, the online video game World of Warcraft (WoW) may provide more than just an opportunity for escapist adventure. Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that playing WoW actually boosted cognitive functioning for older adults - particularly those adults who had scored poorly on cognitive ability tests before playing the game.Because there's nothing funnier than medical research on cognitive functioning in seniors. Well, maybe it could be even funnier if it offered insight into the treatment of Alzheimer's and dementia. That would be a laugh riot.But hey, why let facts get in the way of juvenile tweets designed to mislead, eh, Eric?


Republican =/= Science, Republican = Truth.  Alzheimer's exists because we don't pray hard enough....that and god is punishing us for the gays.
 
2013-02-20 11:29:52 AM
The thing with Mitch is that he's really, really stupid. Like most Republican politicians.
 
2013-02-20 11:41:34 AM
CENSURE HIM!
 
2013-02-20 11:50:13 AM

johnnieconnie: I had no idea that such a thing called the "Duffel Blog" existed, but it sounds hilarious. Site is farked atm, however (DB, not Wired).


cached link.  I bet you can get some other articles just by googling duffel blog.  I'm interested in the "new girl on base is totally hot" article myself.

/for research purposes...
 
2013-02-20 11:57:50 AM

Where wolf: johnnieconnie: I had no idea that such a thing called the "Duffel Blog" existed, but it sounds hilarious. Site is farked atm, however (DB, not Wired).

cached link.  I bet you can get some other articles just by googling duffel blog.  I'm interested in the "new girl on base is totally hot" article myself.

/for research purposes...


It's supposed to be a satire site, so I recommend dialing down the enthusiasm
 
2013-02-20 12:21:05 PM

Jackpot777: Dear Republican politicians,

This is an excellent idea. We're going to send you letters of outrage. You're going to receive thousands of letters from three or four people, mad as hell that (for example) Biden interrupted the SOTU to ask if erections can ever be a medical emergency. Or how much taxpayer money it must have cost when Bo Obama welcomed a visiting doglegation from the overseas country of Furuguay to the White House.

You'll either have to do some actual f***ing work for a change and learn what's real and what isn't. Or you are going to look even more moronic than you do now.

Love and toodles,
Jackpot777.


i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-20 01:27:13 PM

Jackpot777: Dear Republican politicians,

This is an excellent idea. We're going to send you letters of outrage. You're going to receive thousands of letters from three or four people, mad as hell that (for example) Biden interrupted the SOTU to ask if erections can ever be a medical emergency. Or how much taxpayer money it must have cost when Bo Obama welcomed a visiting doglegation from the overseas country of Furuguay to the White House.

You'll either have to do some actual f***ing work for a change and learn what's real and what isn't. Or you are going to look even more moronic than you do now.

Love and toodles,
Jackpot777.


Furuguay sounds like an awesome place in my mind. Kittens and puppies everywhere. I'm going to close my eyes and imagine I'm in Furuguay.
 
2013-02-20 01:30:31 PM

FloydA: Jackpot777: Dear Republican politicians,

This is an excellent idea. We're going to send you letters of outrage. You're going to receive thousands of letters from three or four people, mad as hell that (for example) Biden interrupted the SOTU to ask if erections can ever be a medical emergency. Or how much taxpayer money it must have cost when Bo Obama welcomed a visiting doglegation from the overseas country of Furuguay to the White House.

You'll either have to do some actual f***ing work for a change and learn what's real and what isn't. Or you are going to look even more moronic than you do now.

Love and toodles,
Jackpot777.

[i105.photobucket.com image 240x180]


And thank you for the TotalFark for the month. I'll probably waste it. But cheers!
 
2013-02-20 01:36:58 PM

neversubmit: At this point we should find out if he is too senile to hold office.


There is no such thing as 'too senile' or 'too moronic' to be an elected republican. It's sort of their litmus test.

/old man shouts at imaginary clouds.
 
2013-02-20 01:43:36 PM
This isn't proof McConnell is stupid. It's proof he's bad at looking after his state's interest. McConnell's aide didn't fall for the site. He never looked at it. They got a complaint and forwarded it straight to the Defense Department. Yes, people of Kentucky, this is how much Senator McConnell cares about your concerns.
 
2013-02-20 01:55:49 PM
http://www.duffelblog.com/2013/02/military-to-stop-adding-saltpeter-t o -chow/

Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you FARK.  I had no idea this site existed.

/Hope they don't take it down, now that it embarrassed an important doofus
 
2013-02-20 02:01:49 PM

Xcott: http://www.duffelblog.com/2013/02/military-to-stop-adding-saltpeter-t o -chow/

Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you FARK.  I had no idea this site existed.

/Hope they don't take it down, now that it embarrassed an important doofus


Are you kidding? They'll get enough sponsorship out of this to lobby for a White House press pass.
 
2013-02-20 02:10:18 PM
Jackpot777:

And thank you for the TotalFark for the month. I'll probably waste it. But cheers!

As opposed to using it sensibly and responsibly?  ;-)
 
2013-02-20 02:10:35 PM
My interpretation is that McConnell doesn't personally pay any attention to constituent complaints, and that he has at least one ridicuously credulous (or maybe just tired and overworked) staff member handling them.

///There are a great many reasons to dislike McConnell, and this type of foolishness is far, far down on the list
//like the Duffel Blog site, though.  Haven't seen it before.
 
2013-02-20 02:50:41 PM
i159.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-20 03:30:48 PM
Now that I've had a chance to peruse the site, I see that it is comedy gold. How is this allowed to exist?

Xcott: http://www.duffelblog.com/2013/02/military-to-stop-adding-saltpeter-t o -chow/

Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you FARK.  I had no idea this site existed.

/Hope they don't take it down, now that it embarrassed an important doofus


This. There is so much to love here.
 
2013-02-20 04:44:35 PM
Before I read the article or comments...Duffel Blog?

*checks* Yup, Duffel Blog.

I'm well acquainted with it from my own Facebook feeds. It's basically the military Onion, with all that implies. Including people repeatedly taking it seriously and then retreating to "Even if it's not real it wouldn't be surprising, would it? Obama!" when you call them out.
 
2013-02-20 05:07:03 PM
You know, here is another idea;
Let's start trolling Republican politicians.  Ask them the most crazy assed insane thing we can think of, hell, even link it directly to Onion's page.  See what we can gets bites and/or cross overs in the media.
 
2013-02-20 05:10:23 PM
U.S. senator: Almost too dumb to breathe.
 
2013-02-20 05:12:30 PM

Satanic_Hamster: You know, here is another idea;
Let's start trolling Republican politicians.  Ask them the most crazy assed insane thing we can think of, hell, even link it directly to Onion's page.  See what we can gets bites and/or cross overs in the media.


I went to a Nader campaign rally at my university in 04, just to see him.  While taking questions after his speech, some dumb hippie asked him "What's your position on involuntary fetal circumcision?"

None of this stupid politics shiat surprises me now.
 
2013-02-20 07:56:02 PM

johnnieconnie: Now that I've had a chance to peruse the site, I see that it is comedy gold. How is this allowed to exist?

Xcott: http://www.duffelblog.com/2013/02/military-to-stop-adding-saltpeter-t o -chow/

Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you FARK.  I had no idea this site existed.

/Hope they don't take it down, now that it embarrassed an important doofus

This. There is so much to love here.


THIS!  The $100M M404 is brilliant.
 
2013-02-20 10:50:15 PM
Would love to post some of those links at Free Republic just to see how many asinine comments it would generate. But no way in hell would I register there.
 
2013-02-21 03:44:44 AM

More_Like_A_Stain: [tootertheturtle.jpg 400x300]

Dreezle, drazzle, drozzle, drone. Time for zis vun to go home.


Vell, vell, Tooter my boy....

Me likey.
 
2013-02-21 09:07:30 AM

TheOther: THIS! The $100M M404 is brilliant.


I swear Joseph Heller came back from the dead to write that article.
 
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