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(The Raw Story)   Colorado Gop Congressional candidate tells a thigh-slapper about wanting to crush the dreams of a kid he met in a Kenyan ophange who said he wanted to grow up to be President of the US by telling him "Sorry Kid, we already have a Kenyan president"   (rawstory.com) divider line 204
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2013-11-07 07:25:56 PM

LectertheChef: bdub77: [blogs.denverpost.com image 450x241]

Hey I know that guy! He won a bunch of medals in swimming.

Nice, 4 kids and none of them are his.


Thought the same.
Specially as blond hair is not a dominating gene....
 
2013-11-07 07:28:59 PM

Pharque-it: LectertheChef: bdub77: [blogs.denverpost.com image 450x241]

Hey I know that guy! He won a bunch of medals in swimming.

Nice, 4 kids and none of them are his.

Thought the same.
Specially as blond hair is not a dominating gene....


He can still carry a recessive form though.
 
2013-11-07 07:29:52 PM
The funny is palpable.
 
2013-11-07 07:31:25 PM

super_grass: badaboom: UT Gop Congressional candidate tells a thigh-slapper about wanting to crush the dreams of a kid he met in a Kenyan Irish ophange who said he wanted to grow up to be Vice President of the US by telling him "Sorry Kid, we already have a Kenyan Irish Vice president"

Still racist?

The Irish weren't oppressed in the US.


Not officially, but there was a LOT of discrimination against them. They were given jobs more dangerous than slaves because the plantation owners figured that the slaves were more valuable.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_American#Discrimination
 
2013-11-07 07:32:22 PM

machoprogrammer: super_grass: badaboom: UT Gop Congressional candidate tells a thigh-slapper about wanting to crush the dreams of a kid he met in a Kenyan Irish ophange who said he wanted to grow up to be Vice President of the US by telling him "Sorry Kid, we already have a Kenyan Irish Vice president"

Still racist?

The Irish weren't oppressed in the US.

Not officially, but there was a LOT of discrimination against them. They were given jobs more dangerous than slaves because the plantation owners figured that the slaves were more valuable.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_American#Discrimination


That need not apply.
 
2013-11-07 07:33:36 PM

machoprogrammer: super_grass: badaboom: UT Gop Congressional candidate tells a thigh-slapper about wanting to crush the dreams of a kid he met in a Kenyan Irish ophange who said he wanted to grow up to be Vice President of the US by telling him "Sorry Kid, we already have a Kenyan Irish Vice president"

Still racist?

The Irish weren't oppressed in the US.

Not officially, but there was a LOT of discrimination against them. They were given jobs more dangerous than slaves because the plantation owners figured that the slaves were more valuable.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_American#Discrimination


I guess. Although the Irish have been pretty much accepted and celebrated by America now ever since JFK times. We still have a ways to go to bring black people up.
 
2013-11-07 07:38:00 PM

super_grass: Pharque-it: LectertheChef: bdub77: [blogs.denverpost.com image 450x241]

Hey I know that guy! He won a bunch of medals in swimming.

Nice, 4 kids and none of them are his.

Thought the same.
Specially as blond hair is not a dominating gene....

He can still carry a recessive form though.


True, but four times in a row?
 
2013-11-07 07:39:06 PM

Pharque-it: super_grass: Pharque-it: LectertheChef: bdub77: [blogs.denverpost.com image 450x241]

Hey I know that guy! He won a bunch of medals in swimming.

Nice, 4 kids and none of them are his.

Thought the same.
Specially as blond hair is not a dominating gene....

He can still carry a recessive form though.

True, but four times in a row?


Check the earlobes - it's the only way to be sure!
 
2013-11-07 07:39:10 PM
Too bad the racist part of this wasn't the tired slam on Obama, it was his brutal mockery of disadvantaged kids who want to come to America and make something of themselves.

"Because heh heh f*ck you little black kid--we've already got one. Ha ha isn't that a funny joke!"
 
2013-11-07 07:41:40 PM

Gyrfalcon: Too bad the racist part of this wasn't the tired slam on Obama, it was his brutal mockery of disadvantaged kids who want to come to America and make something of themselves.

"Because heh heh f*ck you little black kid--we've already got one. Ha ha isn't that a funny joke!"


Oh great, now your the real racist for pointing out the real racism.
 
2013-11-07 07:43:30 PM

bdub77: "I held back my snarky comment that said 'Well, you know what, we already have someone from Kenya as President of the United States.'"

Well may I say thank you personally for holding back your snarky comment so you could unleash it upon the American public.

It only offends me because it's not even a good joke.


Blame Raw Story, they're the ones trying to turn this into the big story of the day.
 
2013-11-07 07:43:55 PM

Without Fail: machoprogrammer: dick that gets sucked

And there it is.
Come out of the closet, dude.


I think he did, and rather loudly at that. I can heard the hangers clanging from here.
 
2013-11-07 07:45:20 PM

phlegmmo: Ophange - the closest thing we have to a word that rhymes with orange.


sporange
 
2013-11-07 07:46:36 PM

El_Perro: "I believe that the right way to lower healthcare costs is to find cures for Alzheimer's, cancer, and diabetes."


Well, in his defense, doing those things certainly WOULD lower healthcare costs. I just wonder why nobody ever thought of curing these diseases before?
 
2013-11-07 07:46:45 PM

super_grass: badaboom: UT Gop Congressional candidate tells a thigh-slapper about wanting to crush the dreams of a kid he met in a Kenyan Irish ophange who said he wanted to grow up to be Vice President of the US by telling him "Sorry Kid, we already have a Kenyan Irish Vice president"

Still racist?

The Irish weren't oppressed in the US.


That's some weapons grade stupid right there.
 
2013-11-07 07:48:52 PM

clowncar on fire: bdub77: "I held back my snarky comment that said 'Well, you know what, we already have someone from Kenya as President of the United States.'"

Well may I say thank you personally for holding back your snarky comment so you could unleash it upon the American public.

It only offends me because it's not even a good joke.

Blame Raw Story, they're the ones trying to turn this into the big story of the day.


Damn them for trying to make all those isolated incidents into a general consensus.
 
2013-11-07 07:57:49 PM
Hey Republicans. Your racism isn't funny, it's ugly and sad.
 
2013-11-07 07:58:34 PM

timujin: phlegmmo: Ophange - the closest thing we have to a word that rhymes with orange.

sporange


Whore range:

www.fashionmista.com
 
2013-11-07 07:59:01 PM

badaboom: UT Gop Congressional candidate tells a thigh-slapper about wanting to crush the dreams of a kid he met in a Kenyan Irish ophange who said he wanted to grow up to be Vice President of the US by telling him "Sorry Kid, we already have a Kenyan Irish Vice president"

Still racist?


ZOMG YOU HAVE TOTALLY DEMOLISHED THE IDEA THAT THERE IS ANY RACISM OTHER THAN LIBBY LIB RACISM ZOMG ZOMG ZOMG BRILLIANT
 
2013-11-07 07:59:21 PM
Wow. That's just.......how the fark did he think that was acceptable?
 
2013-11-07 08:01:34 PM

JohnnyC: Hey Republicans. Your racism isn't funny, it's ugly and sad.


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-07 08:03:33 PM

TV's Vinnie: Wow. That's just.......how the fark did he think that was acceptable?


He never thought it acceptable.  He admitted it was a bad snark and never actually said this to the kids.  Probably a poor choice of words to say he wanted to but hey, there you are.
 
2013-11-07 08:04:52 PM

mod3072: El_Perro: "I believe that the right way to lower healthcare costs is to find cures for Alzheimer's, cancer, and diabetes."

Well, in his defense, doing those things certainly WOULD lower healthcare costs. I just wonder why nobody ever thought of curing these diseases before?


Not necessarily. It's often cheaper to bury someone than to treat their disease.
 
2013-11-07 08:09:05 PM

clowncar on fire: TV's Vinnie: Wow. That's just.......how the fark did he think that was acceptable?

He never thought it acceptable.  He admitted it was a bad snark and never actually said this to the kids.  Probably a poor choice of words to say he wanted to but hey, there you are.


So vote republican?
 
2013-11-07 08:10:28 PM
Hey guys.  Guess what?  If you're even the slightest bit offended or worked up over the "joke", you ARE the joke.

This is the equivalent of going into a tipping thread on Fark and commenting that waiters should get a real job.  You just know it's going to rub some folks the wrong way, despite the fact that it's a patently ridiculous statement.  But you get to laugh, not because the statement itself is funny, but because you imagine the hilarious reactions.

They say once you explain a joke, it's no longer funny.  Or maybe it's if you have to explain a joke, it's not funny.  Either way, those darned Kenyans are hilarious.
 
2013-11-07 08:10:33 PM

lockers: clowncar on fire: TV's Vinnie: Wow. That's just.......how the fark did he think that was acceptable?

He never thought it acceptable.  He admitted it was a bad snark and never actually said this to the kids.  Probably a poor choice of words to say he wanted to but hey, there you are.

So vote republican?


Vote whoever you want to.

Keep you slander as factual as possible while your at it though.
 
2013-11-07 08:12:10 PM

Chariset: Slaxl: What's the problem? It's just a joke. He didn't actually say it. He probably didn't even go to an orphanage... or Kenya. In fact even he was probably made up just as a vehicle to make that joke.

It's an illustration of what Republicans think is funny.

Mocking the less fortunate to score political points is their idea of high comedy.


Oh, this is some of that 'conservative humor' I've been hearing about?

/if conservatives are so against abortions, please explain the existence of '1/2 Hour News Hour'
 
2013-11-07 08:13:06 PM

MrHappyRotter: Hey guys.  Guess what?  If you're even the slightest bit offended or worked up over the "joke", you ARE the joke.

This is the equivalent of going into a tipping thread on Fark and commenting that waiters should get a real job.  You just know it's going to rub some folks the wrong way, despite the fact that it's a patently ridiculous statement.  But you get to laugh, not because the statement itself is funny, but because you imagine the hilarious reactions.

They say once you explain a joke, it's no longer funny.  Or maybe it's if you have to explain a joke, it's not funny.  Either way, those darned Kenyans are hilarious.


Everybody look out, we got a comedy expert up in here
 
2013-11-07 08:14:35 PM

Kibbler: MrHappyRotter: Hey guys.  Guess what?  If you're even the slightest bit offended or worked up over the "joke", you ARE the joke.

This is the equivalent of going into a tipping thread on Fark and commenting that waiters should get a real job.  You just know it's going to rub some folks the wrong way, despite the fact that it's a patently ridiculous statement.  But you get to laugh, not because the statement itself is funny, but because you imagine the hilarious reactions.

They say once you explain a joke, it's no longer funny.  Or maybe it's if you have to explain a joke, it's not funny.  Either way, those darned Kenyans are hilarious.

Everybody look out, we got a comedy expert up in here


Comedy SEXpert.
 
2013-11-07 08:19:06 PM

badaboom: UT Gop Congressional candidate tells a thigh-slapper about wanting to crush the dreams of a kid he met in a Kenyan Irish ophange who said he wanted to grow up to be Vice President of the US by telling him "Sorry Kid, we already have a Kenyan Irish Vice president"

Still racist?


Yes. The Irish were heavily discriminated against, not only in the US, but in Britain as well. They were treated like second class citizens here and across the pond.
 
2013-11-07 08:21:01 PM

phlegmmo: Ophange - the closest thing we have to a word that rhymes with orange.

www.one-resolution.com

 
2013-11-07 08:21:56 PM
media.desura.com
 
2013-11-07 08:22:37 PM

clowncar on fire: lockers: clowncar on fire: TV's Vinnie: Wow. That's just.......how the fark did he think that was acceptable?

He never thought it acceptable.  He admitted it was a bad snark and never actually said this to the kids.  Probably a poor choice of words to say he wanted to but hey, there you are.

So vote republican?

Vote whoever you want to.

Keep you slander as factual as possible while your at it though.


If I want to impugn you, I won't do it with a snarky one liner intended as a joke. I no preconceived notions about your politics because you have never said anything that would make you remarkable. I apologize that you took offense since that was not at all my intention. I never occurred to me that someone might take a fark meme seriously.

 
2013-11-07 08:36:17 PM

super_grass: machoprogrammer: super_grass: badaboom: UT Gop Congressional candidate tells a thigh-slapper about wanting to crush the dreams of a kid he met in a Kenyan Irish ophange who said he wanted to grow up to be Vice President of the US by telling him "Sorry Kid, we already have a Kenyan Irish Vice president"

Still racist?

The Irish weren't oppressed in the US.

Not officially, but there was a LOT of discrimination against them. They were given jobs more dangerous than slaves because the plantation owners figured that the slaves were more valuable.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_American#Discrimination

I guess. Although the Irish have been pretty much accepted and celebrated by America now ever since JFK times. We still have a ways to go to bring black people up.


Black people have been accepted and celebrated since just after the JFK times. It wasn't long ago for either group. Either way, it is really wrong to say that the Irish weren't oppressed.
 
2013-11-07 08:42:01 PM

AnonAmbientLight: skullkrusher: Benevolent Misanthrope: Former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, who offered his endorsement last month, called Hill "exactly the kind of person Colorado and this country needs in the US Senate."

Just making sure this gets out there, since it required Ring TFA.

This - THIS, Republicans - is who your party is nominating and saying is exactly the ind of person who needs to be in power.  And so, I'd just like to ask: HOW THE EVERLOVING FARK CAN YOU BE A MEMBER OF THAT PARTY??

/Stay classy, GOP

I don't know anything about his background but a shiatty sense of humor doesn't disqualify someone from office. I mean, with all the things that members of the GOP do to make them bad candidates, relating a story about not telling an unfunny joke really isn't the camel breaker

"Well, you know what, we already have someone from Kenya as President of the United States.'"

It's that subtle hint of racism. It's like when Palin was touring America and calling out all the "Real Americans" to help get out and vote for the GOP. Get it? Real Americans? *hint hint, wink wink* she's talking about specific people here, and claiming the rest are unfit to even be called Americans. But she didn't outright say it. 

It's extremely transparent, but she didn't technically say it. Sure does fire up the base though. This is why a lot of posters claim that some people are being racist when they say Obama isn't from the US, etc.


No, it's not racism to say Obama is from Kenya. It is retarded, but it isn't racist. And Palin saying "real americans" isn't racist, either. It is supposed to be an appeal to patriotism,  where if you don't vote GOP, you are a commie terrorist. Were you around in 2002-2008, with Bush,  where if you didn't support him, you were not a Real American? Same logic applies.

Seriously, stop farking saying everything is racist if it involves Obama or Democrats.
 
2013-11-07 08:42:54 PM

Gyrfalcon: Too bad the racist part of this wasn't the tired slam on Obama, it was his brutal mockery of disadvantaged kids who want to come to America and make something of themselves.

"Because heh heh f*ck you little black kid--we've already got one. Ha ha isn't that a funny joke!"


Weak, my dear
 
2013-11-07 08:43:23 PM
Cagey B:
Rand Paul employs white supremacists as campaign staff and openly campaigns against civil rights legislation, and is already elected.

The civil rights act is collectivo-fascism.  In a truly free market, un-oppressed private enterprises would hire the most qualified people regardless of race or gender, simply out of self-interest.  Employers who discriminate will end up unable to hire good staff and will change their policies or succumb to the invisible hand.
 
2013-11-07 08:43:47 PM
Dear Subby and author of TFA, google is your friend, and Colorado is the state you're talking about, not Utah.
 
2013-11-07 08:46:40 PM

firefly212: Dear Subby and author of TFA, google is your friend, and Colorado is the state you're talking about, not Utah.


Red states all look the same to Subby
 
2013-11-07 08:55:46 PM

machoprogrammer: Fark Democrat Brigade takes themselves and their political party way too seriously sometimes. Make a joke about a Democrat? OH MY GOD NOT FUNNY CONSERVATIVE HUMOR! But Jon Stewart making a stupid face and stating the obvious after showing a clip of a Republican doing something retarded (which isn't rare) is somehow hilarious?


Do you remember when David Letterman got his Palins mixed up and made a joke about one of the not-Bristol daughters getting knocked up at a Yankee game? Do you remember the Republicans taking to the streets and picketing the theater where Letterman's show is taped? Now tell us all again how it's Democrats who can't take a joke.
 
2013-11-07 08:57:28 PM

machoprogrammer: firefly212: Dear Subby and author of TFA, google is your friend, and Colorado is the state you're talking about, not Utah.

Red states all look the same to Subby


Colorado isn't a red state anymore...in fact a bunch of counties had ballot issues to secede from Colorado because they feel ignored by the front range.
 
x23
2013-11-07 08:58:17 PM

badaboom: UT Gop Congressional candidate tells a thigh-slapper about wanting to crush the dreams of a kid he met in a Kenyan Irish ophange who said he wanted to grow up to be Vice President of the US by telling him "Sorry Kid, we already have a Kenyan Irish Vice president"

Still racist?



yeah. equal amounts of bigotry and equally devoid of anything even tangentially related to "humor".

were you trying to prove something there? kinda failed.
 
2013-11-07 09:03:53 PM

machoprogrammer: firefly212: Dear Subby and author of TFA, google is your friend, and Colorado is the state you're talking about, not Utah.

Red states all look the same to Subby


CO went to Obama twice and has two Democratic Senators... did subby come from the 80s in a time machine?

img.fark.net
 
2013-11-07 09:04:08 PM

The Why Not Guy: machoprogrammer: Fark Democrat Brigade takes themselves and their political party way too seriously sometimes. Make a joke about a Democrat? OH MY GOD NOT FUNNY CONSERVATIVE HUMOR! But Jon Stewart making a stupid face and stating the obvious after showing a clip of a Republican doing something retarded (which isn't rare) is somehow hilarious?

Do you remember when David Letterman got his Palins mixed up and made a joke about one of the not-Bristol daughters getting knocked up at a Yankee game? Do you remember the Republicans taking to the streets and picketing the theater where Letterman's show is taped? Now tell us all again how it's Democrats who can't take a joke.


that's the best example you could find? The one where Letterman joked about Palin's 14 year old daughter farking Alex Rodriguez?
 
2013-11-07 09:08:26 PM

skullkrusher: that's the best example you could find? The one where Letterman joked about Palin's 14 year old daughter farking Alex Rodriguez?


I don't recall Democrats taking to the streets to picket a late night host over a joke. If you have any examples I'd love to hear about them.
 
2013-11-07 09:12:12 PM

The Why Not Guy: skullkrusher: that's the best example you could find? The one where Letterman joked about Palin's 14 year old daughter farking Alex Rodriguez?

I don't recall Democrats taking to the streets to picket a late night host over a joke. If you have any examples I'd love to hear about them.


my question was whether that was the best example you could think of where Republicans couldn't take a joke. Where a late night host joked that a 14 year old girl farked Alex Rodriguez.
 
2013-11-07 09:13:35 PM

skullkrusher: my question was...


Your question had nothing to do with the reason I brought the incident up.
 
2013-11-07 09:16:59 PM

The Why Not Guy: skullkrusher: my question was...

Your question had nothing to do with the reason I brought the incident up.


yeah, your point is that Republicans can't take a joke as if somehow, logically, this means the Democrats can. To prove this point, you picked probably the worst example imaginable. Good job, as always.
 
2013-11-07 09:17:39 PM
Haw Haw. Nothing's funnier than crushing that childish sense of wonder and optimism. Next he'll tell a five year old that Santa doesn't exist and that he can't be an astronaut when he grows up.
 
2013-11-07 09:18:30 PM

No Such Agency: Cagey B:
Rand Paul employs white supremacists as campaign staff and openly campaigns against civil rights legislation, and is already elected.

The civil rights act is collectivo-fascism.  In a truly free market, un-oppressed private enterprises would hire the most qualified people regardless of race or gender, simply out of self-interest.  Employers who discriminate will end up unable to hire good staff and will change their policies or succumb to the invisible hand.


That's a good one!
 
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