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2013-09-01 06:34:47 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Cewley: How could I have forgotten this dope??? I was thinking Spiro "Ted" Agnew, the genius on the disgraceful Nixon ticket.

How could you forget? He's still fresh in the memory of Arizonans. His teatard son was elected to our third district and then ousted.

I mean, LOOK at him.
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Is that Brock Landers?
 
2013-09-01 06:42:02 PM

Outrageous Muff: Thread goes to freak7 by way of technical troll ko.


no kidding. ITT: Political trolls and the people that respond to them.
 
2013-09-01 06:43:59 PM

freak7: Confabulat: No wonder this person votes Republican.

I voted for Obama.


Yeah, I know a few republicans, and none of them want to admit they voted for McCain/Palin or Romney/Ryan either.
 
2013-09-01 06:44:20 PM

SauronWasFramed: The thing about Veeps is that, today, they are supposed to make the president look better.  How deep in the bottom of the barrel did the democrats have to scrape when they only had Joe "gaffer" Biden to pick to make Obama look smarter.  "

/the real reason Obama will never be impeached is because he has impeachment insurance, "President Joe Biden".




As a true patriot(tm) I'm sure you can list for us a series of policy positions or stances on public policy that Biden has that would qualify him as "worst ever."
 
2013-09-01 06:48:31 PM
They won the battle but it also ruined the show
 
2013-09-01 06:51:37 PM

Jake Leg: AliceBToklasLives: MaudlinMutantMollusk: In his defense, he certainly hasn't been the dumbest person to run for vice-president

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I always loved what Dennis Miller had to say following the Quayle/Gore/Stockdale:

"Now I know (Stockdale's name has) become a buzzword in this culture for doddering old man, but let's look at the record, folks. The guy was the first guy in and the last guy out of Vietnam, a war that many Americans, including our present President, did not want to dirty their hands with.

"The reason he had to turn his hearing aid on at that debate is because those f***ing animals knocked his eardrums out when he wouldn't spill his guts. He teaches philosophy at Stanford University, he's a brilliant, sensitive, courageous man. And yet he committed the one unpardonable sin in our culture: he was bad on television.

"Somewhere out there Paddy Chayefsky must be laughing his ass off. We should be ashamed of ourselves. Could he have been our Vice President? Of course he could've been our Vice President. You think Al Gore is a charismatic visionary? His favorite film is Tron, for Christ's sake!

"And how tough can this job be, look who did it for the last four years. Dan Quayle ... shouldn't have been second in command of the Hekawi tribe from "F Troop," much less the ... most powerful nation on the face of the planet ..."

"Of course, that's just my opinion. I could be wrong."


"Dan Quayle's head is emptier than Jack-In-The-Box in downtown Seattle...and this is not to say that I won't miss Dan Quayle, because to me he was the Rosetta Stone of contemporary American comedy, but let's face facts: Dan Quayle deserved the vice presidency like Elvis deserved his black belt."
 
2013-09-01 07:00:21 PM

freak7: I don't remember Obama being VP.


How boring. I remember when trolling used to mean something.
 
2013-09-01 07:05:59 PM

Death Whisper: [usbacklash.org image 850x850]
If you gave him a penny for his thoughts, you'd get change back


It's weird...I'm not a Liberal but I enjoyed Biden before 2008.  He was on Bill Maher and he had actual thoughts and discussions...and talking points.  And when Bill asked if he was running, he didn't mince words, he said yes.  I genuinely liked the guy, and was going to vote for him.

But now...yikes.  Maybe it's the political position...but he and Quayle are some duuuuumb motherfarkers.
 
2013-09-01 07:07:38 PM

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: biden = potatoe.


Can you actually say what you have against Biden?

I'm sure you have some reasons that you don't like him. Heck, I'm sure that someone can come up with reasons to not like any person that is well known so I'm positive you can come up with a list.

I have certain things I don't like about Biden. I have certain things I don't like about Obama. I am capable of articulating those things. I also know that no one is perfect and I try to do the best I can to vote for the best people given the situation. It's like evolution.

So try to be intelligent and convince everyone here why Biden in so bad.

And I will not accept "Because I have been told to say so."
 
2013-09-01 07:16:02 PM
I thought it was funny while pretending to be cool by watching the NBA finals , he said " that Michael Jackson is one hell of a basketball player .....he also claimed to have invented the internet . LOL He so funny .


/DRTFA
 
2013-09-01 07:22:01 PM

Fabric_Man: Call him dumb all you like, but Dan Quayle, now a political consultant, engineered the Republicans retaking the House in 2010 and created the Tea Party.


If you are going to pick a fight, check out your opponent first.  Charlie McCarthy's sister is NOT the one to pick!
 
2013-09-01 07:29:47 PM
Seriously, none of you recall him having to drop out of the presidential race in shame years ago due to being caught plagiarizing from another politician's speech? Or when he said you had to have an Indian accent to go to a 7-11? Or telling the crippled Senator in a wheelchair to stand up? I know there are a ton more, those are just what I remember offhand.
 
2013-09-01 07:37:25 PM
How dare he say that having two supportive parents is preferable to one and a baby daddy. Damn him to hell!
What at moran he is!
 
2013-09-01 07:39:28 PM
In this thread, we have idiot conservatives trying to defend Dan farking Quayle, more than 20 years after he's lost all political relevancy. Does it get sadder?
 
2013-09-01 07:46:42 PM

ranev700: George H W Bush: "We are going to keep on trying to strengthen the American family, to make American families a lot more like the Waltons and a lot less like the Simpsons"

Bart Simpson: "Hey, we're just like the Waltons. We're praying for an end to the Depression, too."


That was a much better story than the Murphy Brown, and led to a better episode, Two Bad Neighbors. Great episode.
 
2013-09-01 07:47:36 PM
HA HA! Freak7 isn't funny! Everyone here says so
 
2013-09-01 07:49:20 PM

freak7: I don't remember Obama being VP.


Trolling is like lock picking, if you troll properly, people won't know they were trolled at all, until the next day when they check their safe.
 
2013-09-01 07:51:42 PM

mrjared: In this thread, we have idiot conservatives trying to defend Dan farking Quayle, more than 20 years after he's lost all political relevancy. Does it get sadder?


Yes it does. Idiot liberals beating up on him as if he's still relevant. Anything to keep from discussing obama
 
2013-09-01 07:53:00 PM

artifishy: DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: biden = potatoe.

Can you actually say what you have against Biden?

I'm sure you have some reasons that you don't like him. Heck, I'm sure that someone can come up with reasons to not like any person that is well known so I'm positive you can come up with a list.

I have certain things I don't like about Biden. I have certain things I don't like about Obama. I am capable of articulating those things. I also know that no one is perfect and I try to do the best I can to vote for the best people given the situation. It's like evolution.

So try to be intelligent and convince everyone here why Biden in so bad.

And I will not accept "Because I have been told to say so."


Oh, man!  You're actually White Knighting Smilin' Joe Biden!  If you are a trollin' you're the king!
Joe Biden:  Gaffe Machine
Joe Biden's 'Buy a Shotgun' Song
Joe Biden threatens to replace Congress
There's plenty more...
Let the screeching and name calling begin!
 
2013-09-01 08:01:21 PM

Tom_Slick: The Vice-Presidency a politically correct way for a party to get rid of Senators that need to go.


This may be the smartest thing I have ever read on fark
 
2013-09-01 08:06:59 PM

freak7: Confabulat: No wonder this person votes Republican.

I voted for Obama.


lib
 
2013-09-01 08:11:51 PM
I was rarely allowed to watch, and that's probably for the best. When I was that age and as sheltered as I was, Candice Bergen's portrayal of Murphy probably would have broken me

If you could be broken by a sitcom you should really seek professional help.
 
2013-09-01 08:28:12 PM

MilesTeg: How dare he say that having two supportive parents is preferable to one and a baby daddy. Damn him to hell!
What at moran he is!


I've never understood why people do this.  Do you get some sort of bonus points for it?  Do you get to wear special little patch or something?
 
2013-09-01 08:42:35 PM

FloydA: MilesTeg: How dare he say that having two supportive parents is preferable to one and a baby daddy. Damn him to hell!
What at moran he is!

I've never understood why people do this.  Do you get some sort of bonus points for it?  Do you get to wear special little patch or something?


It's the "Amerika über Alles" patch. It's really sharp-looking and stylish on a brown shirt.
 
2013-09-01 08:45:15 PM
I almost hate to admit this, but "Murphy Brown" is what we used to watch before "The Daily Show" came along. Younger viewers might have trouble picking their way through it, because it was almost pathologically trenchant; if there weren't a dozen recent pop political references in each episode, it was slacking off. To low-information viewers, the show just seemed too much like homework.

Remember also that this was before the Fox Newsgasm that decided they were going to create their own little reality and pretend that "balance" has anything to do with facts. There's more of Walter Cronkite and 60 Minutes in "Murphy Brown" than Fox and Friends. It might not be out of place to see "Network," "Murphy Brown," and "Newsroom" as representing the beginning, middle, and end of television as a source of political (in the classical sense of "political") information, but for each instance you absolutely HAVE to understand the context of the show. "Network" might presage Glenn Beck's foaming rantings (and I am 100% convinced that he's a conman who doesn't believe a word he says - he wrote a book called "The Overton Window," for God's sake) but it was meant to be a satire, not a prediction.

Newsflash: a bunch of bloggers in their 20s and early 30's, writing for a younger audience, watch Murphy Brown and don't quite understand it. That is so surprising that I have to go and sit down for a few minutes because of that surprise.
 
2013-09-01 08:52:13 PM

peasandcarrots: ewsflash: a bunch of bloggers in their 20s and early 30's, writing for a younger audience, watch Murphy Brown and don't quite understand it. That is so surprising that I have to go and sit down for a few minutes because of that surprise.


I would imagine the current generation relates to Murphy's secretaries.
 
2013-09-01 09:43:24 PM
Malarkey.
 
2013-09-01 09:45:43 PM
Murphy Brown was a terrific show.
 
2013-09-01 09:46:32 PM

peasandcarrots: I almost hate to admit this, but "Murphy Brown" is what we used to watch before "The Daily Show" came along. Younger viewers might have trouble picking their way through it, because it was almost pathologically trenchant; if there weren't a dozen recent pop political references in each episode, it was slacking off. To low-information viewers, the show just seemed too much like homework.


I watched Murphy Brown regularly as an elementary schooler, liked it, and understood the references, so I hardly think it was such a deep show.
 
2013-09-01 09:58:05 PM

rynthetyn: peasandcarrots: I almost hate to admit this, but "Murphy Brown" is what we used to watch before "The Daily Show" came along. Younger viewers might have trouble picking their way through it, because it was almost pathologically trenchant; if there weren't a dozen recent pop political references in each episode, it was slacking off. To low-information viewers, the show just seemed too much like homework.

I watched Murphy Brown regularly as an elementary schooler, liked it, and understood the references, so I hardly think it was such a deep show.


I loved watching Murphy Brown as a kid.
In elementary school I was a newspaper reading, KGO 810 & NPR listening, geeky news junkie.
 
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2013-09-01 10:00:52 PM
I don't know... Biden gives Quayle a run for his money.
 
2013-09-01 10:52:54 PM
You know what this thread needs? Some pics of a young Candy Bergen.

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2013-09-01 10:53:14 PM

happydude45: Seriously, none of you recall him having to drop out of the presidential race in shame years ago due to being caught plagiarizing from another politician's speech? Or when he said you had to have an Indian accent to go to a 7-11? Or telling the crippled Senator in a wheelchair to stand up? I know there are a ton more, those are just what I remember offhand.


Not sure if you're serious or not...but that "telling the crippled Senator to stand up" was your boy Biden.  If you're going to slam a politician, at least make sure you have the right one, Mr. Derpy.
 
2013-09-01 11:29:05 PM

SauronWasFramed: The thing about Veeps is that, today, they are supposed to make the president look better.  How deep in the bottom of the barrel did the democrats have to scrape when they only had Joe "gaffer" Biden to pick to make Obama look smarter.  "

/the real reason Obama will never be impeached is because he has impeachment insurance, "President Joe Biden".


Don't get stuck on stupid, son.
 
2013-09-01 11:32:46 PM

Death Whisper: [usbacklash.org image 850x850]
If you gave him a penny for his thoughts, you'd get change back


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Also: Biden's TAPS speech

Also, convincing Obama to come out in the open about gay rights.  Etc., etc., etc.

Sorry, man, Biden's too cool to for the likes of you.
 
2013-09-01 11:35:50 PM

propasaurus: ecmoRandomNumbers: Cewley: How could I have forgotten this dope??? I was thinking Spiro "Ted" Agnew, the genius on the disgraceful Nixon ticket.

How could you forget? He's still fresh in the memory of Arizonans. His teatard son was elected to our third district and then ousted.

I mean, LOOK at him.
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Is that Brock Landers?


I was gonna go with Chest Rockwell, but I think you're right.
 
2013-09-02 12:02:20 AM

Cewley: How could I have forgotten this dope??? I was thinking Spiro "Ted" Agnew, the genius on the disgraceful Nixon ticket.


That was my first thought as well, but Spiro wasn't stupid, he was just crooked as hell.

"Grow a Penis" is an anagram of "Spiro T Agnew"
 
2013-09-02 12:19:16 AM
Veteran TV director (and erstwhile fictional orthodontist) Peter Bonerz

I enjoyed watching Murphy Brown in elementary school and, given the way I laughed at this line, realized I haven't changed much
 
2013-09-02 12:30:00 AM

Fade2black: happydude45: Seriously, none of you recall him having to drop out of the presidential race in shame years ago due to being caught plagiarizing from another politician's speech? Or when he said you had to have an Indian accent to go to a 7-11? Or telling the crippled Senator in a wheelchair to stand up? I know there are a ton more, those are just what I remember offhand.

Not sure if you're serious or not...but that "telling the crippled Senator to stand up" was your boy Biden.  If you're going to slam a politician, at least make sure you have the right one, Mr. Derpy.


Dude, all of those things referenced Biden.
 
2013-09-02 12:34:06 AM

happydude45: Fade2black: happydude45: Seriously, none of you recall him having to drop out of the presidential race in shame years ago due to being caught plagiarizing from another politician's speech? Or when he said you had to have an Indian accent to go to a 7-11? Or telling the crippled Senator in a wheelchair to stand up? I know there are a ton more, those are just what I remember offhand.

Not sure if you're serious or not...but that "telling the crippled Senator to stand up" was your boy Biden.  If you're going to slam a politician, at least make sure you have the right one, Mr. Derpy.

Dude, all of those things referenced Biden.


So I see.
 
2013-09-02 12:37:34 AM
TV shows (or sometimes movies) full of topical references don't get interesting, in my opinion, until they're at least 50 years old and you have to do some digging to understand the points.

Otherwise, such shows make me appreciate the sitcoms of Bob Newhart, which expressly stayed away from topical references. Even today, clothing and telephones aside, his shows' episodes are fun and funny.
 
2013-09-02 01:19:47 AM

rynthetyn: watched Murphy Brown regularly as an elementary schooler,
MusicMakeMyHeadPound: I enjoyed watching Murphy Brown in elementary school


i105.photobucket.com

Thanks a pant-load for making me feel old.
 
2013-09-02 01:21:25 AM

Fade2black: happydude45: Fade2black: happydude45: Seriously, none of you recall him having to drop out of the presidential race in shame years ago due to being caught plagiarizing from another politician's speech? Or when he said you had to have an Indian accent to go to a 7-11? Or telling the crippled Senator in a wheelchair to stand up? I know there are a ton more, those are just what I remember offhand.

Not sure if you're serious or not...but that "telling the crippled Senator to stand up" was your boy Biden.  If you're going to slam a politician, at least make sure you have the right one, Mr. Derpy.

Dude, all of those things referenced Biden.

So I see.


It's kind of embarrassing that everyone on your "team" are so angry that they don't even know when someone's agreeing with them, isn't it?
 
2013-09-02 01:28:20 AM

FloydA: Fade2black: happydude45: Fade2black: happydude45: Seriously, none of you recall him having to drop out of the presidential race in shame years ago due to being caught plagiarizing from another politician's speech? Or when he said you had to have an Indian accent to go to a 7-11? Or telling the crippled Senator in a wheelchair to stand up? I know there are a ton more, those are just what I remember offhand.

Not sure if you're serious or not...but that "telling the crippled Senator to stand up" was your boy Biden.  If you're going to slam a politician, at least make sure you have the right one, Mr. Derpy.

Dude, all of those things referenced Biden.

So I see.

It's kind of embarrassing that everyone on your "team" are so angry that they don't even know when someone's agreeing with them, isn't it?


No anger here...if you'd read my Boobies I said I wanted to vote for Biden the first time around as Pres, but that now I think both Quayle and Biden are both idiots.  Good try though.
 
2013-09-02 01:31:21 AM

Dwight_Yeast: Cewley: How could I have forgotten this dope??? I was thinking Spiro "Ted" Agnew, the genius on the disgraceful Nixon ticket.

That was my first thought as well, but Spiro wasn't stupid, he was just crooked as hell.

"Grow a Penis  Penits" is an anagram of "Spiro T Agnew"


FTFY, pet peave, etc. etc.
 
2013-09-02 02:48:13 AM
Was this story re-hashed in order to hopefully get people to forget that Biden is easily the dumbest vp in history? I mean, come on, people.
 
2013-09-02 02:58:00 AM

Nabb1: AliceBToklasLives: MaudlinMutantMollusk: In his defense, he certainly hasn't been the dumbest person to run for vice-president

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Aw, man, leave old Admiral Stockdale alone. And he's light years ahead of Sarah Palin.


Yup, and you can't really say he was stupid.  The guy was just really old and senile. We'll all be there barring disease or accident.
 
2013-09-02 03:12:53 AM

FloydA: rynthetyn: watched Murphy Brown regularly as an elementary schooler,
MusicMakeMyHeadPound: I enjoyed watching Murphy Brown in elementary school

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Thanks a pant-load for making me feel old.


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Hey, at least we remember it. I had to explain to law school classmates that Ellen DeGeneres was at one time a controversial figure, and that wasn't something from over 20 years ago.
 
2013-09-02 03:14:32 AM

limboslam: Was this story re-hashed in order to hopefully get people to forget that Biden is easily the dumbest vp in history? I mean, come on, people.


If you think Biden is stupid, your either an idiot or not paying attention.  The fact that Biden doesn't try to dissuade anyone from the notion that he's stupid, as it works to his advantage.
 
2013-09-02 03:30:05 AM

Fabric_Man: Call him dumb all you like, but Dan Quayle, now a political consultant, engineered the Republicans retaking the House in 2010 and created the Tea Party.


Even if that were true [citation?], creating the Tea Party is far and away the dumbest thing the GOP has ever done to itself. So yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if Quayle was involved, as he displayed a remarkable talent as VP for shooting himself in the foot.
 
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