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(Snopes)   No, the Obamas did not send a plane with just Bo to Maine. Now that that is settled, we can get back to important things... What's George Zimmerman been up to?   (snopes.com) divider line 111
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2013-08-13 06:43:59 AM
Well, I guess we move the goalposts, then:

Obama is a terrible dog owner for not having his dog travel with his adopted Family the Obamas
 
2013-08-13 06:48:57 AM
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/meh, can't post it from my phone
 
2013-08-13 07:08:53 AM
I love that Republicans have been starting these types of rumors since 1944.
 
2013-08-13 07:16:40 AM
Still better than the Romneys, who would have strapped the dog to the roof of the plane.
 
2013-08-13 07:18:04 AM
Oh fer fark's sake.

The depressing thing is that the Republicans have been getting their constituents to fall for the same lie since Rrosevelt was in office.
 
2013-08-13 07:20:27 AM
Bo didn't fly the plane himself? Damn.
 
2013-08-13 07:20:29 AM
George Zimmerman drove Bo up to Maine, stopping only to cure cancer along the way.
 
2013-08-13 07:23:53 AM
I heard that they put the original Bo to sleep because he knew too much, and replaced him with another dog.
 
2013-08-13 07:25:12 AM

CarnySaur: I heard that they put the original Bo to sleep because he knew too much, and replaced him with another dog.


I was told Bo was gonna release some damning whistleblowing evidence on Barack, so he had the NSA sacrifice Bo to honor our Reptilian overlords
 
2013-08-13 07:27:41 AM
The link doesn't address any of the current claims, however. Plus, Snopes is disingenuous: example, on the page about "Did Al Gore say he invented the Interner" ( http://www.snopes.com/quotes/internet.asp ) they say it's false, yet in the same article they use the quote from CNN where Gore said "I took the initiative in creating the Internet". So according to Snopes, he never said he "invented" the Internet, yet he did try to claim credit for "creating" it, but that's two different things.

So yes, the link doesn't do anything to refute any current claims that a helicopter was used to escort the First Dog, only old stores that are several years old. Plus, given Snopes disingenuous nature, they might say that it was false because it wasn't a plane, it was a helicopter. Just like Gore never said he "invented" the Internet, just "created" it.
 
2013-08-13 07:27:59 AM
One of those mails that has FW: FW: FW: before it.
 
2013-08-13 07:30:06 AM

RevRaven: The link doesn't address any of the current claims, however. Plus, Snopes is disingenuous: example, on the page about "Did Al Gore say he invented the Interner" ( http://www.snopes.com/quotes/internet.asp ) they say it's false, yet in the same article they use the quote from CNN where Gore said "I took the initiative in creating the Internet". So according to Snopes, he never said he "invented" the Internet, yet he did try to claim credit for "creating" it, but that's two different things.

So yes, the link doesn't do anything to refute any current claims that a helicopter was used to escort the First Dog, only old stores that are several years old. Plus, given Snopes disingenuous nature, they might say that it was false because it wasn't a plane, it was a helicopter. Just like Gore never said he "invented" the Internet, just "created" it.


Did you actually read the whole damn thing?

If you take it in its context it makes sense.

Bad wording has plagued politicians since the dawn of time.
 
2013-08-13 07:32:25 AM
The Snopes is run by the Democratic Party.
 
2013-08-13 07:33:26 AM

cman: Did you actually read the whole damn thing?

If you take it in its context it makes sense.

Bad wording has plagued politicians since the dawn of time.


Yep, and I'm a Network Engineer, and I get what he was saying. However that doesn't change the fact that he was trying to claim credit for creating the Internet. Bad wording/stupid voters work both ways. To some of the less technically inclined people he was saying he created the Internet. He actually said that, hoping people would buy it.

But it doesn't change the fact that he said "I took the initiative in creating the Internet"
 
2013-08-13 07:35:24 AM
Boxing lessons? Krav mcgruff? Buying Jordans?
 
2013-08-13 07:40:48 AM

cman: Well, I guess we move the goalposts, then:

Obama is a terrible dog owner for not having his dog travel with his adopted Family the Obamas


The WND commenters have said exactly that.  Nice call cman.
 
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2013-08-13 07:44:55 AM
Come to think of it the Benghazi thing was a lot like the claim that Roosevelt knew that the Japanese would attack Pearl Harbor but didn't do anything about to get the US into the war.

And maybe Obama needs to make his own Fala speech.
 
2013-08-13 07:48:27 AM

RevRaven: cman: Did you actually read the whole damn thing?

If you take it in its context it makes sense.

Bad wording has plagued politicians since the dawn of time.

Yep, and I'm a Network Engineer, and I get what he was saying. However that doesn't change the fact that he was trying to claim credit for creating the Internet. Bad wording/stupid voters work both ways. To some of the less technically inclined people he was saying he created the Internet. He actually said that, hoping people would buy it.

But it doesn't change the fact that he said "I took the initiative in creating the Internet"


I think Al Gore is a bad person and a charlatan; but, credit where it is due, the internet would not be where it is as fast as it got here without Al Gores direct participation in funding it.  That is a fact.
 
2013-08-13 07:49:42 AM

cman: CarnySaur: I heard that they put the original Bo to sleep because he knew too much, and replaced him with another dog.

I was told Bo was gonna release some damning whistleblowing evidence on Barack, so he had the NSA sacrifice Bo to honor our Reptilian overlords


No, Bo's alive and well.  He did blow the whistle on a lot of shady stuff, but nobody else could hear it...
 
2013-08-13 07:50:39 AM
This is worse than when Prezidook Hogtits Fartbanger introduced John to Yoko.
 
2013-08-13 07:50:39 AM

RevRaven: cman: Did you actually read the whole damn thing?

If you take it in its context it makes sense.

Bad wording has plagued politicians since the dawn of time.

Yep, and I'm a Network Engineer, and I get what he was saying. However that doesn't change the fact that he was trying to claim credit for creating the Internet.


Those two sentences are contradictory. The second shows you do not get what he was saying, else you'd agree with Snopes' assessment.
 
2013-08-13 07:52:56 AM

Muta: The Snopes is run by the Democratic Party George Soros.


Ooga booga.
 
2013-08-13 07:55:22 AM

RevRaven: The link doesn't address any of the current claims, however. Plus, Snopes is disingenuous: example, on the page about "Did Al Gore say he invented the Interner" ( http://www.snopes.com/quotes/internet.asp ) they say it's false, yet in the same article they use the quote from CNN where Gore said "I took the initiative in creating the Internet". So according to Snopes, he never said he "invented" the Internet, yet he did try to claim credit for "creating" it, but that's two different things.

So yes, the link doesn't do anything to refute any current claims that a helicopter was used to escort the First Dog, only old stores that are several years old. Plus, given Snopes disingenuous nature, they might say that it was false because it wasn't a plane, it was a helicopter. Just like Gore never said he "invented" the Internet, just "created" it.


So, when Gore was a Senator, he didn't create a bill to fund the beginnings of the internet or other policies and bills designed to move it forward? How is the Snopes article disingenuous?
 
2013-08-13 07:56:49 AM
Well this thread got stupid fast.
 
2013-08-13 07:58:12 AM

IlGreven: Those two sentences are contradictory. The second shows you do not get what he was saying, else you'd agree with Snopes' assessment.


Nope, I totally get it. He helped sponsor and pass funding that allowed the Internet to move from the hands of government to the private sector, which allowed for our modern Internet to come to be. However, that is quite different from "creating the Internet" as he said on CNN, wherein he was hoping to capitalize on people believing he helped create as in engineer the Internet. That part, the "creating the Internet" part, he did say. There's no way around it.
 
2013-08-13 07:58:20 AM

Doctor Funkenstein: Prezidook Hogtits Fartbanger


That's amazing.
 
2013-08-13 08:00:27 AM

RevRaven: Yep, and I'm a Network Engineer, and I get what he was saying


Well, there you have it!  I know of no better scholar of Congressional actions, such as the HPCA of 1991, that helped accelerate relatively obscure and specialized networks into the Internet and the applications we use to access it today.
 
2013-08-13 08:00:42 AM
Barack Obama.

Bo.


Cute, ain't it?  That $100,000 a year 'dog handler' sure thinks so!
 
2013-08-13 08:02:09 AM
RevRaven:wherein he was hoping to capitalize on people believing he helped create as in engineer the Internet.

And you are saying that snopes is disingenuous?  Dude, you are just seeing what you want to see.
 
2013-08-13 08:14:45 AM
Does this bullshiat story come up every time the family travels?
 
2013-08-13 08:16:08 AM

ManateeGag: Does this bullshiat story come up every time the family travels?



As long as the Obamas (and especially Moochelle) keep demanding 'sacrifice' from everyone, yes - yes it is.
 
2013-08-13 08:16:59 AM

unit63: Well this thread got stupid fast.


And here I was expecting reasoned discussion of dog/helicopter interactions...

// Does that crappy youtube guy have another video?
 
2013-08-13 08:17:29 AM
wait, I thought this was about the dog.  What does Al have to do with it all?

geez, the derp can't even stay on topic anymore.
 
2013-08-13 08:20:39 AM

ManateeGag: Does this bullshiat story come up every time the family travels?


Yes.  When the president takes nice vacations he's being uppity.
 
2013-08-13 08:23:08 AM
The real Bo got sent to that farm where they release the turkeys that are pardoned each Thanksgiving.

/study it out
 
2013-08-13 08:28:03 AM

Neighborhood Watch: ManateeGag: Does this bullshiat story come up every time the family travels?


As long as the Obamas (and especially Moochelle) keep demanding 'sacrifice' from everyone, yes - yes it is.


How spectacularly droll.
 
2013-08-13 08:38:52 AM

dr_blasto: How spectacularly droll.



No, what's 'droll' is Moochelle claiming 'Barack isn't going to let you live the way you used to live'.  And our precious little king saying that 'other countries aren't going to put up with us driving big cars and keeping our thermostats where we want them'.

It's the same hypocritical bullsh*t with all limousine liberals (especially Gore).  Remember Streisand lecturing Americans about hanging clotheslines instead of using electricity to dry clothes?  Do you see any clotheslines behind her beachfront mansion?

The Obamas are greedily scooping up all the 'reparations' they can grab between somber speeches about the need for personal sacrifice and how much 'ordinary' Americans are suffering.  That's why nobody listens to our 'royal family' anymore.
 
2013-08-13 08:38:53 AM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: wait, I thought this was about the dog.  What does Al have to do with it all?

geez, the derp can't even stay on topic anymore.


You don't understand. Al Gore didn't actually claim to invent the internet. Therefore, it stands to reason that Bo flies regularly on a chartered Sopwith Camel, dog-fighting the Red Baron in an attempt to show Obama as anti-communist. But see, we never SAID he was a communist! He's a socialist! And that's where it all falls apart!
 
2013-08-13 08:42:51 AM
If you ever want a real display of utter farking stupidity and insanity just open up any Obama thread on Fark.

/Yikes.
 
2013-08-13 08:43:19 AM

RevRaven: IlGreven: Those two sentences are contradictory. The second shows you do not get what he was saying, else you'd agree with Snopes' assessment.

Nope, I totally get it. He helped sponsor and pass funding that allowed the Internet to move from the hands of government to the private sector, which allowed for our modern Internet to come to be. However, that is quite different from "creating the Internet" as he said on CNN, wherein he was hoping to capitalize on people believing he helped create as in engineer the Internet. That part, the "creating the Internet" part, he did say. There's no way around it.


Nope, no way around it.
Unless you include the beginning of the sentence where he says "I took the initiative in" which changes the meaning.
 
2013-08-13 08:44:20 AM

Neighborhood Watch: ManateeGag: Does this bullshiat story come up every time the family travels?


As long as the Obamas (and especially Moochelle) keep demanding 'sacrifice' from everyone, yes - yes it is.


Hi George!
 
2013-08-13 08:47:04 AM

Neighborhood Watch: dr_blasto: How spectacularly droll.


No, what's 'droll' is Moochelle claiming 'Barack isn't going to let you live the way you used to live'.  And our precious little king saying that 'other countries aren't going to put up with us driving big cars and keeping our thermostats where we want them'.

It's the same hypocritical bullsh*t with all limousine liberals (especially Gore).  Remember Streisand lecturing Americans about hanging clotheslines instead of using electricity to dry clothes?  Do you see any clotheslines behind her beachfront mansion?

The Obamas are greedily scooping up all the 'reparations' they can grab between somber speeches about the need for personal sacrifice and how much 'ordinary' Americans are suffering.  That's why nobody listens to our 'royal family' anymore.


Holy moly. This is great. It has "Moochelle" and "...precious little king!" Shine on crazy pants!

One day, maybe, you'll reconnect with reality and will probably be better off for it. Until then, keep the hits coming; the entertainment from posts utterly devoid of substantive arguments and positively dripping with barely-masked hatred are thoroughly fun to read.
 
2013-08-13 08:48:23 AM

Neighborhood Watch: The Obamas are greedily scooping up all the 'reparations' they can grab between somber speeches about the need for personal sacrifice and how much 'ordinary' Americans are suffering.


I've never called anyone a racist in my life, giving to believe the word is somewhat overused.

You're a racist.
 
2013-08-13 08:53:33 AM
Demanding reparations... That's a good one.

Zing!
 
2013-08-13 08:56:35 AM

evilmrsock: Satan's Bunny Slippers: wait, I thought this was about the dog.  What does Al have to do with it all?

geez, the derp can't even stay on topic anymore.

You don't understand. Al Gore didn't actually claim to invent the internet. Therefore, it stands to reason that Bo flies regularly on a chartered Sopwith Camel, dog-fighting the Red Baron in an attempt to show Obama as anti-communist. But see, we never SAID he was a communist! He's a socialist! And that's where it all falls apart!



O.M.G.

How could I have been so blind?  You speak the truth that has torn the blinders from my eyes!

OMGOMGOMGOMG

everything that I thought I knew is all lies.  LIES!

I.......I have to go lie down now.
 
2013-08-13 08:58:53 AM

evilmrsock: Therefore, it stands to reason that Bo flies regularly on a chartered Sopwith Camel, dog-fighting the Red Baron in an attempt to show Obama as anti-communist.


I'd actually watch this cartoon.
 
2013-08-13 09:17:46 AM

RevRaven: IlGreven: Those two sentences are contradictory. The second shows you do not get what he was saying, else you'd agree with Snopes' assessment.

Nope, I totally get it. He helped sponsor and pass funding that allowed the Internet to move from the hands of government to the private sector, which allowed for our modern Internet to come to be. However, that is quite different from "creating the Internet" as he said on CNN, wherein he was hoping to capitalize on people believing he helped create as in engineer the Internet. That part, the "creating the Internet" part, he did say. There's no way around it.


So you admit that without Al Gore the internet would not exist as it does today - that he played some part in bringing it about.  However, you're taking issue with something he didn't actually say, something only you heard - that he was the only person going around the country running wires and setting up routers.

This seems to be a common theme with conservatives - arguing not about what someone actually said or did, but instead about something only you heard from the voices in your head.  That's how we get a debate over whether Obama called Benghazi terrorism or whether 'acts of terror' in a Benghazi speech meant only other incidents.  It's how we get Ron Paul debating a actor in blackface.  It's how Clint Eastwood gets standing ovations for debating a chair.

Can anyone give me the technical name for this habit?  Because it seems to be quite common with conservatives and I'd like a proper noun for it.
 
2013-08-13 09:19:16 AM

Karac: RevRaven: IlGreven: Those two sentences are contradictory. The second shows you do not get what he was saying, else you'd agree with Snopes' assessment.

Nope, I totally get it. He helped sponsor and pass funding that allowed the Internet to move from the hands of government to the private sector, which allowed for our modern Internet to come to be. However, that is quite different from "creating the Internet" as he said on CNN, wherein he was hoping to capitalize on people believing he helped create as in engineer the Internet. That part, the "creating the Internet" part, he did say. There's no way around it.

So you admit that without Al Gore the internet would not exist as it does today - that he played some part in bringing it about.  However, you're taking issue with something he didn't actually say, something only you heard - that he was the only person going around the country running wires and setting up routers.

This seems to be a common theme with conservatives - arguing not about what someone actually said or did, but instead about something only you heard from the voices in your head.  That's how we get a debate over whether Obama called Benghazi terrorism or whether 'acts of terror' in a Benghazi speech meant only other incidents.  It's how we get Ron Paul debating a actor in blackface.  It's how Clint Eastwood gets standing ovations for debating a chair.

Can anyone give me the technical name for this habit?  Because it seems to be quite common with conservatives and I'd like a proper noun for it.


Borderline retardation?
 
2013-08-13 09:20:01 AM

Neighborhood Watch: Moochelle


Your post would be much more convincing if you referred to the First Lady as "The M00ch".

/shut up and PASS THE bacon!
 
2013-08-13 09:40:02 AM

no_dice: Karac: RevRaven: IlGreven: Those two sentences are contradictory. The second shows you do not get what he was saying, else you'd agree with Snopes' assessment.

Nope, I totally get it. He helped sponsor and pass funding that allowed the Internet to move from the hands of government to the private sector, which allowed for our modern Internet to come to be. However, that is quite different from "creating the Internet" as he said on CNN, wherein he was hoping to capitalize on people believing he helped create as in engineer the Internet. That part, the "creating the Internet" part, he did say. There's no way around it.

So you admit that without Al Gore the internet would not exist as it does today - that he played some part in bringing it about.  However, you're taking issue with something he didn't actually say, something only you heard - that he was the only person going around the country running wires and setting up routers.

This seems to be a common theme with conservatives - arguing not about what someone actually said or did, but instead about something only you heard from the voices in your head.  That's how we get a debate over whether Obama called Benghazi terrorism or whether 'acts of terror' in a Benghazi speech meant only other incidents.  It's how we get Ron Paul debating a actor in blackface.  It's how Clint Eastwood gets standing ovations for debating a chair.

Can anyone give me the technical name for this habit?  Because it seems to be quite common with conservatives and I'd like a proper noun for it.

Borderline retardation?


Bachmannized.
 
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