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2013-10-14 07:11:00 AM  
FTFA: "Our President, who travels across the globe apologizing for the United States of America"

Pardon my ignorance, but what the fark does that even mean? I've never heard or seen such a thing from this President.
 
2013-10-14 07:11:23 AM  
Ouroboros now officially new symbol of the GOP?
 
2013-10-14 07:16:32 AM  

casual disregard: FTFA: "Our President, who travels across the globe apologizing for the United States of America"

Pardon my ignorance, but what the fark does that even mean? I've never heard or seen such a thing from this President.


You missed that? Obama's first trip overseas after his election was termed an "apology tour" by teatards because he, well, apologized for Bush's actions and attitudes and promised a more cooperative and humble America. Exactly what the rest of the world wanted to hear, of course, but to Republicans this was high treason.
 
2013-10-14 07:17:13 AM  

casual disregard: FTFA: "Our President, who travels across the globe apologizing for the United States of America"

Pardon my ignorance, but what the fark does that even mean? I've never heard or seen such a thing from this President.


The Dumfuk party hates it when someone announces that the US is willing to learn from its mistakes.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-10-14 07:18:52 AM  

casual disregard: FTFA: "Our President, who travels across the globe apologizing for the United States of America"

Pardon my ignorance, but what the fark does that even mean? I've never heard or seen such a thing from this President.


This is in contrast with Republican members of Congress that go to China and apologize about U.S. regulations?
 
2013-10-14 07:22:10 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

RIP Elliot Ness.
 
2013-10-14 07:22:49 AM  

d23: casual disregard: FTFA: "Our President, who travels across the globe apologizing for the United States of America"

Pardon my ignorance, but what the fark does that even mean? I've never heard or seen such a thing from this President.

This is in contrast with Republican members of Congress that go to China and apologize about U.S. regulations?


Or apologize to the CEO of BP for having the audacity to demand they clean up their oil spill in our Gulf waters.
 
2013-10-14 07:22:49 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-10-14 07:23:58 AM  
Also Ness:
datingjesus.files.wordpress.com
/hot
 
2013-10-14 07:24:54 AM  
Faux News reporter lies and water is wet.
Details at ten.
 
2013-10-14 07:25:45 AM  

DemonEater: casual disregard: FTFA: "Our President, who travels across the globe apologizing for the United States of America"

Pardon my ignorance, but what the fark does that even mean? I've never heard or seen such a thing from this President.

You missed that? Obama's first trip overseas after his election was termed an "apology tour" by teatards because he, well, apologized for Bush's actions and attitudes and promised a more cooperative and humble America. Exactly what the rest of the world wanted to hear, of course, but to Republicans this was high treason.


Actually it was more like, "We're not perfect, but seriously Middle East, you need to get your shiat together.". He didn't really even apologize for Bush.
 
2013-10-14 07:27:32 AM  
It's almost like, to some people, it doesn't actually matter what Obama stands for. I wonder why that is?
 
2013-10-14 07:28:58 AM  
Also ness?
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
"Hey, leave me the hell out of this."
 
2013-10-14 07:35:55 AM  
Fox is just playing gotcha. This man harmonized the truth with the audience's perception.
 
2013-10-14 07:37:21 AM  

Felgraf: Also ness?

"Hey, leave me the hell out of this."


You cannot grasp the true form of Fox News' derp!
 
2013-10-14 07:38:52 AM  
FTFA: "Fox News' Todd Starnes of Fox News..."

I thought he worked at the department of redundancy department.
 
2013-10-14 07:41:57 AM  

DemonEater: casual disregard: FTFA: "Our President, who travels across the globe apologizing for the United States of America"

Pardon my ignorance, but what the fark does that even mean? I've never heard or seen such a thing from this President.

You missed that? Obama's first trip overseas after his election was termed an "apology tour" by teatards because he, well, apologized for Bush's actions and attitudes and promised a more cooperative and humble America. Exactly what the rest of the world wanted to hear, of course, but to Republicans this was high treason.


Can you link me to a reliable news item or a video where he apologizes?
 
2013-10-14 07:44:53 AM  
Are there mushroom clouds over Tehran?  Are planes from carriers groups in the Persian Gulf and bases around Saudi Arabia making sorties into Iran?  Are the members of SEAL team 6 on missions to rescue these individuals? Are the American's mercenary groups on contract to bring security to a shattered remains of a country?  Since the answer is no to all of this, it is quite obvious that Obama just doesn't care.
 
2013-10-14 07:46:59 AM  

markfara: DemonEater: casual disregard: FTFA: "Our President, who travels across the globe apologizing for the United States of America"

Pardon my ignorance, but what the fark does that even mean? I've never heard or seen such a thing from this President.

You missed that? Obama's first trip overseas after his election was termed an "apology tour" by teatards because he, well, apologized for Bush's actions and attitudes and promised a more cooperative and humble America. Exactly what the rest of the world wanted to hear, of course, but to Republicans this was high treason.

Can you link me to a reliable news item or a video where he apologizes?


That depends, can your browser reach websites hosted in alternate realities?
 
2013-10-14 07:47:45 AM  
www.janelehrer.co.uk

RIP Jennifer Ness
 
2013-10-14 07:51:05 AM  

wingnut396: Are there mushroom clouds over Tehran? Are planes from carriers groups in the Persian Gulf and bases around Saudi Arabia making sorties into Iran? Are the members of SEAL team 6 on missions to rescue these individuals? Are the American's mercenary groups on contract to bring security to a shattered remains of a country? Since the answer is no to all of this, it is quite obvious that Obama just doesn't care.


and if the answer was yes, he would still be wrong.  For reasons and therefore.
 
2013-10-14 07:51:12 AM  
Obama expressed concern about the pastor

Oh, well, ok then.
 
2013-10-14 07:52:15 AM  

WaitWhatWhy: markfara: DemonEater: casual disregard: FTFA: "Our President, who travels across the globe apologizing for the United States of America"

Pardon my ignorance, but what the fark does that even mean? I've never heard or seen such a thing from this President.

You missed that? Obama's first trip overseas after his election was termed an "apology tour" by teatards because he, well, apologized for Bush's actions and attitudes and promised a more cooperative and humble America. Exactly what the rest of the world wanted to hear, of course, but to Republicans this was high treason.

Can you link me to a reliable news item or a video where he apologizes?

That depends, can your browser reach websites hosted in alternate realities?


That was kinda my whole take on this "apology tour" nonsense. I remain willing to look at any evidence to the contrary, however.
 
2013-10-14 07:52:59 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Obama expressed concern about the pastor

Oh, well, ok then.


Yeah he should send a team of commandos in there. I can't see what might go wrong.
 
2013-10-14 07:53:40 AM  
sharetv.org
 
2013-10-14 07:57:15 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Obama expressed concern about the pastor

Oh, well, ok then.


What exactly would you have him do? Should he have had a black ops team pick up the President of Iran while he was in the US and hold him hostage?
 
2013-10-14 07:58:08 AM  

Skleenar: wingnut396: Are there mushroom clouds over Tehran? Are planes from carriers groups in the Persian Gulf and bases around Saudi Arabia making sorties into Iran? Are the members of SEAL team 6 on missions to rescue these individuals? Are the American's mercenary groups on contract to bring security to a shattered remains of a country? Since the answer is no to all of this, it is quite obvious that Obama just doesn't care.

and if the answer was yes, he would still be wrong.  For reasons and therefore.


Obviously.  This would just be a ploy to get his friends at the Mooslim Brotherhood enthroned in Tehran.  So as you can see, his nonchalance of the pastor is really just a reverse ploy to get people to want to spring into action!  Be vigilant against the tyranny of BOB!@!
 
2013-10-14 07:59:04 AM  
markfara:   Can you link me to a reliable news item or a video where he apologizes?

Random quotes, make up your own mind.

"In America, there's a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world. Instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common challenges, there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive."

"While the United States has done much to promote peace and prosperity in the hemisphere, we have at times been disengaged, and at times we sought to dictate our terms."

"Don't be discouraged that we have to acknowledge potentially we've made some mistakes. That's how we learn."

"Unfortunately, faced with an uncertain threat, our government made a series of hasty decisions. ... I also believe that all too often our government made decisions based on fear rather than foresight; that all too often our government trimmed facts and evidence to fit ideological predispositions. Instead of strategically applying our power and our principles, too often we set those principles aside as luxuries that we could no longer afford. And during this season of fear, too many of us - Democrats and Republicans, politicians, journalists, and citizens - fell silent. In other words, we went off course."


How much credence do you give the Wikileaks cable?

In September 2009, US Ambassador to Japan John Roos reported to the Obama administration that the Japanese government did not think it was a good idea for President Obama to visit Hiroshima to apologize for the US having dropped an atomic bomb on that city, a secret cable published by Wikileaks revealed.
 
2013-10-14 08:03:42 AM  
I think it's great that teabaggers can read that and come away with picturing Obama blubbering and hyperventilating with snot coming out of his nose while "apologizing", but can also read his comments after Benghazi and determine that he never said it was terrorism even though he said it was terrorism.

It's almost like they just hear what they want to and it comports with their bizarre preconceived notions.
 
2013-10-14 08:04:32 AM  
Did this bombshell even make a single Summit attendee look up from his Grindr app?
 
2013-10-14 08:05:18 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: markfara:   Can you link me to a reliable news item or a video where he apologizes?

Random quotes, make up your own mind.

"In America, there's a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world. Instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common challenges, there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive."

"While the United States has done much to promote peace and prosperity in the hemisphere, we have at times been disengaged, and at times we sought to dictate our terms."

"Don't be discouraged that we have to acknowledge potentially we've made some mistakes. That's how we learn."

"Unfortunately, faced with an uncertain threat, our government made a series of hasty decisions. ... I also believe that all too often our government made decisions based on fear rather than foresight; that all too often our government trimmed facts and evidence to fit ideological predispositions. Instead of strategically applying our power and our principles, too often we set those principles aside as luxuries that we could no longer afford. And during this season of fear, too many of us - Democrats and Republicans, politicians, journalists, and citizens - fell silent. In other words, we went off course."

How much credence do you give the Wikileaks cable?

In September 2009, US Ambassador to Japan John Roos reported to the Obama administration that the Japanese government did not think it was a good idea for President Obama to visit Hiroshima to apologize for the US having dropped an atomic bomb on that city, a secret cable published by Wikileaks revealed.


I'm sorry that there were some people who were offended by my words.

//Nopology
 
2013-10-14 08:08:24 AM  
Fox News' Todd Starnes, of Fox News, who gets paid by Fox News, made several false claims during his speech at the Values Voters Summit in Washington D.C. on Friday.

Wait a minute. Why was a Fox News person giving a speech at the Values Voters Summit?
 
2013-10-14 08:08:46 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: markfara:   Can you link me to a reliable news item or a video where he apologizes?

Random quotes, make up your own mind.

"In America, there's a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world. Instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common challenges, there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive."

"While the United States has done much to promote peace and prosperity in the hemisphere, we have at times been disengaged, and at times we sought to dictate our terms."

"Don't be discouraged that we have to acknowledge potentially we've made some mistakes. That's how we learn."

"Unfortunately, faced with an uncertain threat, our government made a series of hasty decisions. ... I also believe that all too often our government made decisions based on fear rather than foresight; that all too often our government trimmed facts and evidence to fit ideological predispositions. Instead of strategically applying our power and our principles, too often we set those principles aside as luxuries that we could no longer afford. And during this season of fear, too many of us - Democrats and Republicans, politicians, journalists, and citizens - fell silent. In other words, we went off course."

How much credence do you give the Wikileaks cable?

In September 2009, US Ambassador to Japan John Roos reported to the Obama administration that the Japanese government did not think it was a good idea for President Obama to visit Hiroshima to apologize for the US having dropped an atomic bomb on that city, a secret cable published by Wikileaks revealed.


OK. Thanks.
 
2013-10-14 08:13:02 AM  

Lando Lincoln: Fox News' Todd Starnes, of Fox News, who gets paid by Fox News, made several false claims during his speech at the Values Voters Summit in Washington D.C. on Friday.

Wait a minute. Why was a Fox News person giving a speech at the Values Voters Summit?


Same reason that so many Fox News commentators just happen to have tried for the Republican presidential nomination at some point. Coincidence.
 
2013-10-14 08:14:20 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: markfara:   Can you link me to a reliable news item or a video where he apologizes?

Random quotes, make up your own mind.

"In America, there's a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world. Instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common challenges, there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive."

"While the United States has done much to promote peace and prosperity in the hemisphere, we have at times been disengaged, and at times we sought to dictate our terms."

"Don't be discouraged that we have to acknowledge potentially we've made some mistakes. That's how we learn."

"Unfortunately, faced with an uncertain threat, our government made a series of hasty decisions. ... I also believe that all too often our government made decisions based on fear rather than foresight; that all too often our government trimmed facts and evidence to fit ideological predispositions. Instead of strategically applying our power and our principles, too often we set those principles aside as luxuries that we could no longer afford. And during this season of fear, too many of us - Democrats and Republicans, politicians, journalists, and citizens - fell silent. In other words, we went off course."

How much credence do you give the Wikileaks cable?

In September 2009, US Ambassador to Japan John Roos reported to the Obama administration that the Japanese government did not think it was a good idea for President Obama to visit Hiroshima to apologize for the US having dropped an atomic bomb on that city, a secret cable published by Wikileaks revealed.


1-4: Good for him.

5. Since an apology never happened, it's not really worth mentioning. Also in my opinion there wasn't a compelling need for that one anyway, whereas with the others, I'm glad he put a lot of distance between the nation and the disaster that was U.S. Foreign Policy 2001-2008.
 
2013-10-14 08:15:42 AM  

markfara: OK. Thanks.


Keep in mind, the only one that's closest to an apology is #3, and that was a speech given at Langley to the CIA. Not counting "we are sorry for nuking you" which who gives a shiat.

Publicly acknowledging that America's foreign policy can run on a principle other than "AMERICA FARK YEA" is only an apology to the people who honestly think America is innately exceptional because ~god~ or ~freedoms~. To sane people, it's a return to sanity.
 
2013-10-14 08:22:08 AM  

sprawl15: markfara: OK. Thanks.

Keep in mind, the only one that's closest to an apology is #3, and that was a speech given at Langley to the CIA. Not counting "we are sorry for nuking you" which who gives a shiat.

Publicly acknowledging that America's foreign policy can run on a principle other than "AMERICA FARK YEA" is only an apology to the people who honestly think America is innately exceptional because ~god~ or ~freedoms~. To sane people, it's a return to sanity.


Yeah, agreed. None of this strikes me as out of line. It's just interesting sometimes to know where the Right gets their bullsh*t.
 
2013-10-14 08:22:51 AM  
userserve-ak.last.fm

More Ness.
 
2013-10-14 08:24:30 AM  
It is pretty telling that Obama has reversed course and apologized on numerous occasions...The so-called apology tour, his vote on the CR, his stance on gay marriage. And yet the last thing a Republican apologized for is getting shot in the face by Cheney.

Another sign that Obama has no convictions.
 
2013-10-14 08:28:36 AM  

snowshovel: It is pretty telling that Obama has reversed course and apologized on numerous occasions...The so-called apology tour, his vote on the CR, his stance on gay marriage. And yet the last thing a Republican apologized for is getting shot in the face by Cheney.

Another sign that Obama has no convictions.


Good point. Bush was unerring in his commitment to his principles, and our country emerged all the greater as a result.
 
2013-10-14 08:29:02 AM  

snowshovel: It is pretty telling that Obama has reversed course and apologized on numerous occasions...The so-called apology tour, his vote on the CR, his stance on gay marriage. And yet the last thing a Republican apologized for is getting shot in the face by Cheney.

Another sign that Obama has no convictions.


Only because his connections to the Weathermen won't be looked into!!11!?
 
2013-10-14 08:30:01 AM  

casual disregard: FTFA: "Our President, who travels across the globe apologizing for the United States of America"

Pardon my ignorance, but what the fark does that even mean? I've never heard or seen such a thing from this President.


that's because it's fictional, and you live in reality.
 
2013-10-14 08:32:37 AM  

sprawl15: markfara: OK. Thanks.

Keep in mind, the only one that's closest to an apology is #3, and that was a speech given at Langley to the CIA. Not counting "we are sorry for nuking you" which who gives a shiat.

Publicly acknowledging that America's foreign policy can run on a principle other than "AMERICA FARK YEA" is only an apology to the people who honestly think America is innately exceptional because ~god~ or ~freedoms~. To sane people, it's a return to sanity.


Sanity has a well-known liberal bias.
 
2013-10-14 08:54:06 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: [userserve-ak.last.fm image 361x360]

More Ness.


upload.wikimedia.org

Sheerness.
 
2013-10-14 08:57:05 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: markfara:   Can you link me to a reliable news item or a video where he apologizes?

Random quotes, make up your own mind.

"In America, there's a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world. Instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common challenges, there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive."

"While the United States has done much to promote peace and prosperity in the hemisphere, we have at times been disengaged, and at times we sought to dictate our terms."

"Don't be discouraged that we have to acknowledge potentially we've made some mistakes. That's how we learn."

"Unfortunately, faced with an uncertain threat, our government made a series of hasty decisions. ... I also believe that all too often our government made decisions based on fear rather than foresight; that all too often our government trimmed facts and evidence to fit ideological predispositions. Instead of strategically applying our power and our principles, too often we set those principles aside as luxuries that we could no longer afford. And during this season of fear, too many of us - Democrats and Republicans, politicians, journalists, and citizens - fell silent. In other words, we went off course."

How much credence do you give the Wikileaks cable?

In September 2009, US Ambassador to Japan John Roos reported to the Obama administration that the Japanese government did not think it was a good idea for President Obama to visit Hiroshima to apologize for the US having dropped an atomic bomb on that city, a secret cable published by Wikileaks revealed.

 
2013-10-14 09:03:08 AM  

log_jammin: Zeb Hesselgresser: markfara:   Can you link me to a reliable news item or a video where he apologizes?

Random quotes, make up your own mind.

"In America, there's a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world. Instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common challenges, there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive."

"While the United States has done much to promote peace and prosperity in the hemisphere, we have at times been disengaged, and at times we sought to dictate our terms."

"Don't be discouraged that we have to acknowledge potentially we've made some mistakes. That's how we learn."

"Unfortunately, faced with an uncertain threat, our government made a series of hasty decisions. ... I also believe that all too often our government made decisions based on fear rather than foresight; that all too often our government trimmed facts and evidence to fit ideological predispositions. Instead of strategically applying our power and our principles, too often we set those principles aside as luxuries that we could no longer afford. And during this season of fear, too many of us - Democrats and Republicans, politicians, journalists, and citizens - fell silent. In other words, we went off course."

How much credence do you give the Wikileaks cable?

In September 2009, US Ambassador to Japan John Roos reported to the Obama administration that the Japanese government did not think it was a good idea for President Obama to visit Hiroshima to apologize for the US having dropped an atomic bomb on that city, a secret cable published by Wikileaks revealed.


It doesn't matter.  The narrative is written in his mind that this "means something".  You can't unwrite stupid once it's hard-wired in the brain.
 
2013-10-14 09:04:04 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: markfara:   Can you link me to a reliable news item or a video where he apologizes?

Random quotes, make up your own mind.

"In America, there's a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world. Instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common challenges, there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive."

"While the United States has done much to promote peace and prosperity in the hemisphere, we have at times been disengaged, and at times we sought to dictate our terms."

"Don't be discouraged that we have to acknowledge potentially we've made some mistakes. That's how we learn."

"Unfortunately, faced with an uncertain threat, our government made a series of hasty decisions. ... I also believe that all too often our government made decisions based on fear rather than foresight; that all too often our government trimmed facts and evidence to fit ideological predispositions. Instead of strategically applying our power and our principles, too often we set those principles aside as luxuries that we could no longer afford. And during this season of fear, too many of us - Democrats and Republicans, politicians, journalists, and citizens - fell silent. In other words, we went off course."

How much credence do you give the Wikileaks cable?

In September 2009, US Ambassador to Japan John Roos reported to the Obama administration that the Japanese government did not think it was a good idea for President Obama to visit Hiroshima to apologize for the US having dropped an atomic bomb on that city, a secret cable published by Wikileaks revealed.


Acknowledging that we are not perfect is far from an apology.  I don't see an apology from Obama in any of those statements.
 
2013-10-14 09:06:24 AM  

casual disregard: FTFA: "Our President, who travels across the globe apologizing for the United States of America"

Pardon my ignorance, but what the fark does that even mean? I've never heard or seen such a thing from this President.


It's just something Republicans say to make themselves feel better, like 'Most Biblically Unfriendly President Ever.'
 
2013-10-14 09:06:55 AM  
Does this mean they're really Fair And Balanced TM?
 
2013-10-14 09:17:06 AM  
You know, there are plenty of legitimate things the Republicans can actually sit down and come up with to criticize Obama about.  But then they go ahead and just fabricate things.

If you have to lie to better your position, YOU HAVE NO POSITION.
 
2013-10-14 09:17:47 AM  

Dog Welder: You know, there are plenty of legitimate things the Republicans can actually sit down and come up with to criticize Obama about.  But then they go ahead and just fabricate things.

If you have to lie to better your position, YOU HAVE NO POSITION.


When you criticize TONE, you also have no position.
 
2013-10-14 09:25:59 AM  

casual disregard: FTFA: "Our President, who travels across the globe apologizing for the United States of America"

Pardon my ignorance, but what the fark does that even mean? I've never heard or seen such a thing from this President.


I think the concept was invented by none other than Turd Blossom himself in a WSJ article. As such, it's exactly as facile and half-truthy as you'd expect.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124044156269345357.html
 
2013-10-14 09:30:10 AM  

Arkanaut: Does this mean they're really Fair And Balanced TM?


It is not lying if it feels accurate in your heart and you truly believe it.
//paraphrased from the head of the Texas GOP
 
2013-10-14 09:32:41 AM  

ghare: When you criticize TONE, you also have no position.


When you CRITICIZE ARBITRARY CAPITALIZATION for emphasis, you're not even TRYING to take a POSITION.
 
2013-10-14 09:53:10 AM  

monoski: Arkanaut: Does this mean they're really Fair And Balanced TM?

It is not lying if it feels accurate in your heart and you truly believe it.
//paraphrased from the head of the Texas GOP


Whoever that is, he/she is technically correct.  And that should frighten us all.
 
2013-10-14 10:04:29 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: markfara:   Can you link me to a reliable news item or a video where he apologizes?

Random quotes, make up your own mind.


Admitting possible mistakes is not apologizing.
 
2013-10-14 10:26:54 AM  

ghare: Dog Welder: You know, there are plenty of legitimate things the Republicans can actually sit down and come up with to criticize Obama about.  But then they go ahead and just fabricate things.

If you have to lie to better your position, YOU HAVE NO POSITION.

When you criticize TONE, you also have no position.


Hey, asshole: He's not criticizing tone.  Lying isn't a "tone" - it's a behavior.  One that, if I'm guessing right, your holy book specifically condemns.
 
2013-10-14 10:59:38 AM  

markfara: Can you link me to a reliable news item or a video where he apologizes?


Transcript of Obama speech in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2/1/2009:


I offer a complete and utter retraction. The imputation was totally without basis in fact, and was in no way fair comment, and was motivated purely by malice, and I deeply regret any distress that my comments may have caused you or your family, and I hereby undertake not to repeat any such slander at any time in the future.
 
2013-10-14 11:00:09 AM  

vagarh: casual disregard: FTFA: "Our President, who travels across the globe apologizing for the United States of America"

Pardon my ignorance, but what the fark does that even mean? I've never heard or seen such a thing from this President.

I think the concept was invented by none other than Turd Blossom himself in a WSJ article. As such, it's exactly as facile and half-truthy as you'd expect.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124044156269345357.html


The sad/scary thing about Mr. Rove: his meltdown when Fox called Ohio for Obama. From that we can conclude he actually believed the "skewed polls" BS the reality bubble was pushing at the time.

Cynical manipulators can at least act in their own interest. True Believers can't be swayed from the One True Path.
 
2013-10-14 11:15:43 AM  

Gaseous Anomaly: vagarh: casual disregard: FTFA: "Our President, who travels across the globe apologizing for the United States of America"

Pardon my ignorance, but what the fark does that even mean? I've never heard or seen such a thing from this President.

I think the concept was invented by none other than Turd Blossom himself in a WSJ article. As such, it's exactly as facile and half-truthy as you'd expect.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124044156269345357.html

The sad/scary thing about Mr. Rove: his meltdown when Fox called Ohio for Obama. From that we can conclude he actually believed the "skewed polls" BS the reality bubble was pushing at the time.

Cynical manipulators can at least act in their own interest. True Believers can't be swayed from the One True Path.


The best part of that was when that Fox newswoman asked him if his method was just math to make Republicans feel better about themselves and he had this flabbergasted, speechless look on his face. It's not common to be called out on your bullshiat on your own turf.
 
2013-10-14 11:42:04 AM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: markfara: Can you link me to a reliable news item or a video where he apologizes?

Transcript of Obama speech in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2/1/2009:


I offer a complete and utter retraction. The imputation was totally without basis in fact, and was in no way fair comment, and was motivated purely by malice, and I deeply regret any distress that my comments may have caused you or your family, and I hereby undertake not to repeat any such slander at any time in the future.


Citation?


And yea. More Faux News pretending they're not in bed with the GOP. Color me shocked.
 
2013-10-14 12:04:04 PM  

grumpfuff: Eddie Adams from Torrance: markfara: Can you link me to a reliable news item or a video where he apologizes?

Transcript of Obama speech in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2/1/2009:


I offer a complete and utter retraction. The imputation was totally without basis in fact, and was in no way fair comment, and was motivated purely by malice, and I deeply regret any distress that my comments may have caused you or your family, and I hereby undertake not to repeat any such slander at any time in the future.

Citation?

You think you're an intellectual, don't you, ape?

 
2013-10-14 12:42:41 PM  

Dansker: grumpfuff: Eddie Adams from Torrance: markfara: Can you link me to a reliable news item or a video where he apologizes?

Transcript of Obama speech in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2/1/2009:


I offer a complete and utter retraction. The imputation was totally without basis in fact, and was in no way fair comment, and was motivated purely by malice, and I deeply regret any distress that my comments may have caused you or your family, and I hereby undertake not to repeat any such slander at any time in the future.

Citation?

You think you're an intellectual, don't you, ape?


wut
 
2013-10-14 12:47:52 PM  
This really doesn't count because no one says to this guy's face "You're wrong and here's the proof".

The only people who recognize that he's been debunked are the bloggers who actually READ Fox's website and the small number of people who read about that blogger's findings (Farkers, for example).
 
2013-10-14 01:06:16 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: markfara: Can you link me to a reliable news item or a video where he apologizes?

Transcript of Obama speech in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2/1/2009:


I offer a complete and utter retraction. The imputation was totally without basis in fact, and was in no way fair comment, and was motivated purely by malice, and I deeply regret any distress that my comments may have caused you or your family, and I hereby undertake not to repeat any such slander at any time in the future.


I found the citation, guys. It's a mangled quote from a movie named A Fish Called Wanda:

"Archie: I do, I offer a complete and utter retraction. The imputation was totally without basis in fact, and was in no way fair comment, and was motivated purely by malice, and I deeply regret any distress that my comments may have caused you, or your family, and I hereby undertake not to repeat any such slander at any time in the future."
 
2013-10-14 01:11:41 PM  

grumpfuff: Dansker: grumpfuff: Eddie Adams from Torrance: markfara: Can you link me to a reliable news item or a video where he apologizes?

Transcript of Obama speech in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2/1/2009:


I offer a complete and utter retraction. The imputation was totally without basis in fact, and was in no way fair comment, and was motivated purely by malice, and I deeply regret any distress that my comments may have caused you or your family, and I hereby undertake not to repeat any such slander at any time in the future.

Citation?

You think you're an intellectual, don't you, ape?

wut


You're the vulgarian, you fark!
 
2013-10-14 01:17:35 PM  

casual disregard: Eddie Adams from Torrance: markfara: Can you link me to a reliable news item or a video where he apologizes?

Transcript of Obama speech in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2/1/2009:


I offer a complete and utter retraction. The imputation was totally without basis in fact, and was in no way fair comment, and was motivated purely by malice, and I deeply regret any distress that my comments may have caused you or your family, and I hereby undertake not to repeat any such slander at any time in the future.

I found the citation, guys. It's a mangled quote from a movie named A Fish Called Wanda:

"Archie: I do, I offer a complete and utter retraction. The imputation was totally without basis in fact, and was in no way fair comment, and was motivated purely by malice, and I deeply regret any distress that my comments may have caused you, or your family, and I hereby undertake not to repeat any such slander at any time in the future."


FTFM. Not sure why I thought that was mangled. There's a couple commas missing, and there's no "Archie" in front, but other than that...

I'm pretty sure quoting A Fish Called Wanda in this case, especially in a supposed speech in Riyadh, constitutes shenanigans. I object on the basis of trolling and request that the Fark stenographer strike the original comment and all subsequent replies from the record.
 
2013-10-14 01:49:51 PM  

Dansker: grumpfuff: Eddie Adams from Torrance: markfara: Can you link me to a reliable news item or a video where he apologizes?

Transcript of Obama speech in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2/1/2009:


I offer a complete and utter retraction. The imputation was totally without basis in fact, and was in no way fair comment, and was motivated purely by malice, and I deeply regret any distress that my comments may have caused you or your family, and I hereby undertake not to repeat any such slander at any time in the future.

Citation?

You think you're an intellectual, don't you, ape?


Apes don't read philosophy.
 
2013-10-14 02:03:49 PM  

Dog Welder: You know, there are plenty of legitimate things the Republicans can actually sit down and come up with to criticize Obama about.  But then they go ahead and just fabricate things.

If you have to lie to better your position, YOU HAVE NO POSITION.


If you want a real Obama takedown, listen to serious liberals.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-10-14 03:30:35 PM  

Phil McKraken: Dog Welder: You know, there are plenty of legitimate things the Republicans can actually sit down and come up with to criticize Obama about.  But then they go ahead and just fabricate things.

If you have to lie to better your position, YOU HAVE NO POSITION.

If you want a real Obama takedown, listen to serious liberals.


Oh wow, THIS.  The more rabid righters like to say that people on the "left" worship Obama, but the best critiques actually come from those that know that Obama is just barely left of center (if that).
 
2013-10-14 05:12:10 PM  
I know people who are STILL hung up on who Obama's pastor is/was.. Jeremiah Wright.. some other guy you've never heard of, this Islamic guy..

Know what I want? A president to just say : enough of this religious silliness. I'm busy with problems here in the real world.

I get the impression that a few presidents (Clinton, Obama, even Reagan) probably had this attitude, but didn't dare speak it aloud.
 
2013-10-14 09:46:18 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: markfara: Can you link me to a reliable news item or a video where he apologizes?

Transcript of Obama speech in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2/1/2009:


I offer a complete and utter retraction. The imputation was totally without basis in fact, and was in no way fair comment, and was motivated purely by malice, and I deeply regret any distress that my comments may have caused you or your family, and I hereby undertake not to repeat any such slander at any time in the future.


Either my sarc meter is totally out to lunch somewhere near Alpha Centauri, or you're a coconut.

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/A_New_Beginning
 
2013-10-14 09:53:22 PM  
coeyagi: You can't unwrite stupid once it's hard-wired in the brain.

Sure I can.  Just let me grab my wire cutters and soldering iron.

/I once *soldered* a chip pin back onto a microprocessor chip - and it functioned perfectly afterwards.  'Course, that was back when CPU chips still had 'pins'...
//Helps to heat-sink the living daylights out of it first...
 
2013-10-15 04:07:22 AM  

casual disregard:
I'm pretty sure quoting A Fish Called Wanda in this case, especially in a supposed speech in Riyadh, constitutes shenanigans. I object on the basis of trolling and request that the Fark stenographer strike the original comment and all subsequent replies from the record.


Now, now! There is no reason to go off halfcocked calling shenanigans, when it's clearly just a case of monkeyshines.
 
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