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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
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2013-11-08 01:42:20 AM  
aw fark

*goes back to luruking*
 
2013-11-08 01:43:26 AM  

whidbey: Wow, this guy shouldn't even allowed to run. Just kick him out of a car door in the desert somewhere. Jesus.


Yeah, we could laugh and tell him "sorry kid, we've already got an ignorant douchebag Republican."
 
2013-11-08 02:19:47 AM  
orange = porridge.
 
2013-11-08 02:21:22 AM  

skullkrusher: 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


For years I had you marked as a sometimes funny troll. However, you are now nothing more than a paid Republican shill. My Fark experience will be better with you on ignore. I hope the RNC pays you well.
 
2013-11-08 02:23:35 AM  

machoprogrammer: I'm not gonna lie, I thought it was pretty funny. And I like Obama

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?


You've got it wrong. If a Dem/ known to be not completely crazy GOPer said it it might be funny because they'd be in on the joke. The joke would be about the crazy people that think Obama's a seekrit Kenyun Marxist Mooslem Soshulist. But being as how he sports an R next to his name and 99+% of Americans haven't heard of the guy, we don't know if he actually believes the crazy or not.(But it is an unfortunately safe assumption that he does.)
 
2013-11-08 02:42:19 AM  

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

sporange

Whore range:

Door Hinge

[upload.ecvv.com image 850x784]


murfinsandburglars.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-11-08 03:11:48 AM  

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


Not true:
sporange (noun) - a botanical term; alternative name for "sporangium."
 
2013-11-08 03:26:15 AM  

machoprogrammer: I'm not gonna lie, I thought it was pretty funny. And I like Obama

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?


We would respect you more if you had the intelligence to keep your poor humor and badtate to yourself.

Just for future reference.
 
2013-11-08 04:17:02 AM  
I could see it being a humorous anecdote with the right delivery. I can easily imagine Obama himself using some variation of it in a speech.

Unfortunately, when a *Republican politician* says something like this, the presumption is that the intended humor is in the iffiest, meanest-spirited, most tasteless aspects of the remark. That will be unfair in particular cases, maybe in this one, but it's not unreasonable on the whole.

Not really a big deal either way. The "R" says worse about him than a shiatty joke does.
 
2013-11-08 05:13:20 AM  

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?


I know right?  Like remember when Kennedy ran and the Republicans spent years demanding that he show his birth certificate because so many of their semi-retarded following actually believed Kennedy wasn't an American citizen?  Or how even after Kennedy produced his birth certificate they kept hounding him for the "long-form" version because the original wasn't sufficient?  Or how they went after his thin wife for being fat and showing her arms in public?

Honestly, people just don't know how to take a "joke"...
 
2013-11-08 05:38:26 AM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: I could see it being a humorous anecdote with the right delivery. I can easily imagine Obama himself using some variation of it in a speech.

Unfortunately, when a *Republican politician* says something like this, the presumption is that the intended humor is in the iffiest, meanest-spirited, most tasteless aspects of the remark. That will be unfair in particular cases, maybe in this one, but it's not unreasonable on the whole.

Not really a big deal either way. The "R" says worse about him than a shiatty joke does.


That's the problem - it's hard to pull off a "race" joke gracefully when you're already wearing a white sheet.
 
2013-11-08 05:50:01 AM  

skullkrusher: 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?


Except he didn't mean that one and you know it. Plus you still seem upset over it proving WhyNotGuy's point.

Face it. Republicans are to humor what oil is to water.
 
2013-11-08 06:36:23 AM  

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.


Mocking the less fortunate is a form of comedy.

See Seinfeld for examples
 
2013-11-08 06:47:49 AM  

whidbey: -Investing in alternative energy sources, the foundation of our next economic boom.

Which I'm guessing would include nuclear.

We propose the following: offer illegal immigrants the opportunity for citizenship if they join the military and serve out their initial contractual term honorably.

Hoo-boy.


Nuclear power and granting citizenship to immigrants who serve the country honorably is something you have a problem with? How is it that liberals are not telling you to STFU daily for even publicly associating yourself with them?
 
2013-11-08 06:51:22 AM  
I think I finally get it.  Normal humor is all about the surprise, of subverting expectations.

Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses. He doesn't seem to be breathing and his eyes are glazed. The other guy whips out his phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps, "My friend is dead! What can I do?" The operator says "Calm down. I can help. First, let's make sure he's dead." There is a silence, then a gun shot is heard. Back on the phone, the guy says "OK, now what?"

You're expecting one thing, you get another, its funny.

I used to think conservative humor was just bad but I just realized that its not even humor by the normal definition.  It seems the conservative mind doesn't like being surprised by new things, it doesn't like expectations being subverted.  The conservative mind likes its worldview being *reaffirmed*, not shaken up.  To the normal mind the Kenyan comment simply isn't funny, there is no joke there.  But to them it comforting, "see, someone else thinks the same thing as I do, therefore I enjoy it"

Michael Savage had a book titled "liberalism is a mental disorder", easily dismissed as far-right book-selling hyperbole, but I'm starting to think the conservative mind is actually, truly defective.  I don't mind when functional minds have legitimate disagreements with my own but when the disagreement arises out of fundamentally flawed on science, on history, on reality, on even the perception of humor, it makes you start to think this group suffers a mental handicap.
 
2013-11-08 06:53:10 AM  

iamjustsyd: skullkrusher: 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

For years I had you marked as a sometimes funny troll. However, you are now nothing more than a paid Republican shill. My Fark experience will be better with you on ignore. I hope the RNC pays you well.


You'll be sorely missed. No, wait, I probably won't miss interacting with someone who thinks prefacing a statement with "with all the things that Republicans do to make them bad candidates this really isn't the final straw" is an example of shilling. Honestly, just once it would be nice to see one of you knuckledraggers have an original thought rather than spouting something you've heard before because you think it sounds good.
Well bye, moron.
 
2013-11-08 06:56:03 AM  

quatchi: skullkrusher: 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?

Except he didn't mean that one and you know it. Plus you still seem upset over it proving WhyNotGuy's point.

Face it. Republicans are to humor what oil is to water.


I know what he meant. Republicans aren't funny. Nor can they take a joke well.
Of course, that doesn't make his example any less shiatty or his tu quoque defense of the joyless Dems around here any more logical but hey, at least you got to pretend you were making a point.
 
2013-11-08 06:59:07 AM  

the opposite of charity is justice: I think I finally get it.  Normal humor is all about the surprise, of subverting expectations.

Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses. He doesn't seem to be breathing and his eyes are glazed. The other guy whips out his phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps, "My friend is dead! What can I do?" The operator says "Calm down. I can help. First, let's make sure he's dead." There is a silence, then a gun shot is heard. Back on the phone, the guy says "OK, now what?"

You're expecting one thing, you get another, its funny.

I used to think conservative humor was just bad but I just realized that its not even humor by the normal definition.  It seems the conservative mind doesn't like being surprised by new things, it doesn't like expectations being subverted.  The conservative mind likes its worldview being *reaffirmed*, not shaken up.  To the normal mind the Kenyan comment simply isn't funny, there is no joke there.  But to them it comforting, "see, someone else thinks the same thing as I do, therefore I enjoy it"

Michael Savage had a book titled "liberalism is a mental disorder", easily dismissed as far-right book-selling hyperbole, but I'm starting to think the conservative mind is actually, truly defective.  I don't mind when functional minds have legitimate disagreements with my own but when the disagreement arises out of fundamentally flawed on science, on history, on reality, on even the perception of humor, it makes you start to think this group suffers a mental handicap.


Makes one wonder why a logical, science drive man such as yourself would make such blanket statements about the "conservative mind" then, doesn't it?
 
2013-11-08 07:10:55 AM  

skullkrusher: FlippityFlap: Skullkrusher


If you are not getting paid for all this, Jesus....man, go take a farking walk outside or something. Get a hobby, anything.....

Oh no, not paid. I'm a volunteer. Like a wee bit of soundproofing panels to deaden the echo in here.


shiatting on everything isn't applying soundproofing
 
2013-11-08 07:11:39 AM  
img.fark.net

gs1.wac.edgecastcdn.net

"A Hill? But all his children have blond hair"

cdn.fansided.com

Yeah, those kids are mine.
 
2013-11-08 07:13:41 AM  

machoprogrammer: The Why Not Guy: machoprogrammer: Yeah, a joke about A-Rod farking a 14 year old daughter of the VP nominee is pretty shiatty. So would you be ok with a joke about A-Rod or Jeter farking one of Obama's daughters?

No, I wouldn't. I would think it's in very poor taste, just like Letterman's joke was in very poor taste. I would not, however, take to the streets and protest whoever made that joke.

So Republicans have no sense of humor not because they found the joke in poor taste, but because they picketed over it? So if they just found it in poor taste but didn't picket over it, that would be different?

And I guarantee you that people would protest the crap out of that. If people protested the CEO of Chic-Fil-A supporting anti-gay marriage causes (and I support gay marriage, btw), they would protest that.


So what you're saying is both sides are bad?  Then who should I vote for?

/bet it's the Republican
 
2013-11-08 07:37:07 AM  

ghare: skullkrusher: FlippityFlap: Skullkrusher


If you are not getting paid for all this, Jesus....man, go take a farking walk outside or something. Get a hobby, anything.....

Oh no, not paid. I'm a volunteer. Like a wee bit of soundproofing panels to deaden the echo in here.

shiatting on everything isn't applying soundproofing


Notable contribution as always, ghare. Seriously, you have a real account too, right?
 
2013-11-08 07:47:50 AM  

skullkrusher: ghare: skullkrusher: FlippityFlap: Skullkrusher


If you are not getting paid for all this, Jesus....man, go take a farking walk outside or something. Get a hobby, anything.....

Oh no, not paid. I'm a volunteer. Like a wee bit of soundproofing panels to deaden the echo in here.

shiatting on everything isn't applying soundproofing

Notable contribution as always, ghare. Seriously, you have a real account too, right?


goodbye
 
2013-11-08 07:52:36 AM  

Tax Boy: [img.fark.net image 450x241]

[gs1.wac.edgecastcdn.net image 500x383]

"A Hill? But all his children have blond hair"

[cdn.fansided.com image 850x478]

Yeah, those kids are mine.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-11-08 08:00:17 AM  

Heliovdrake: skullkrusher: ghare: skullkrusher: FlippityFlap: Skullkrusher


If you are not getting paid for all this, Jesus....man, go take a farking walk outside or something. Get a hobby, anything.....

Oh no, not paid. I'm a volunteer. Like a wee bit of soundproofing panels to deaden the echo in here.

shiatting on everything isn't applying soundproofing

Notable contribution as always, ghare. Seriously, you have a real account too, right?

goodbye


Better make sure you don't see anyone question the horseshiat. Might cause you to reassess the notion that bad logic and dishonesty in defense of someth
 
2013-11-08 08:01:45 AM  
Something with which you agree is a positive thing. Can't have that
 
2013-11-08 08:10:19 AM  

Without Fail: machoprogrammer: dick that gets sucked

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


Why do all those gays keep making him suck dicks?
 
2013-11-08 08:19:09 AM  

ko_kyi: thoughtcrime will not be tolerated.


Did he get arrested?  Got to jail?  Did he serve loads of hard time over his shiatty little joke?

No?  Then unbunch those panties there Nancy, and quit telling yourself that being made fun of is the same as actual real persecution.  You guys are jokes, not martyrs.
 
2013-11-08 08:27:54 AM  

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

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


Wow, his website looks like a for-profit online university's.
 
2013-11-08 08:28:53 AM  
I find using the aspirations of some poor kid that opened up to him as joke fodder to be more crass than the joke itself.
 
2013-11-08 08:33:27 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: I find using the aspirations of some poor kid that opened up to him as joke fodder to be more crass than the joke itself.


Yeah, but none of this cocksucker's white knights are going to discuss that with you - it's more fun to whine about imaginary "political correctness".
 
2013-11-08 08:34:38 AM  

machoprogrammer: A similar thread was made last election season when Rmoney made a similar joke. It was obvious he was joking,


Yes - we American's just love having jackasses that make jokes in poor taste as someone who represents us to the world, cause that's just who I am.
 
2013-11-08 08:43:00 AM  

skullkrusher: How is it that liberals are not telling you to STFU daily for even publicly associating yourself with them?


i believe most libs have him on ignore

HotWingConspiracy: I find using the aspirations of some poor kid that opened up to him as joke fodder to be more crass than the joke itself.


He could have improved the joke in multiple ways by saying "Of course you can! Obama set the precedent for a Kenyan born president!"

race quotas are sooooooo 1952
 
2013-11-08 08:50:54 AM  

sprawl15: skullkrusher: How is it that liberals are not telling you to STFU daily for even publicly associating yourself with them?

i believe most libs have him on ignore

HotWingConspiracy: I find using the aspirations of some poor kid that opened up to him as joke fodder to be more crass than the joke itself.

He could have improved the joke in multiple ways by saying "Of course you can! Obama set the precedent for a Kenyan born president!"

race quotas are sooooooo 1952


Maybe just go with some "Take these liberals - please!" shtick.
 
2013-11-08 08:52:48 AM  

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

sporange

Whore range:

[www.fashionmista.com image 375x500]


In some awful, shameful way, I want that......
 
2013-11-08 08:54:46 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Maybe just go with some "Take these liberals - please!" shtick.


that crowd hasn't even heard of watermelon or fried chicken

his routine was doomed from the start
 
2013-11-08 08:55:31 AM  
Knock Knock
Who's there?
Liberals
Honey, hide the guns!!!
 
2013-11-08 08:57:42 AM  

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.


I have the same visceral "FARK YOU" response to the word "patriot" which doesn't describe the person but says that everyone else is a lesser, hanger on slacker Commie pinko *&%*%&#$*^%#.

Needless to say, my morning commute 'past the Koch Megaplex becomes more hazardous to my mental health each day.
 
2013-11-08 09:01:11 AM  
Knock Knock
Who's there?
Union thug
Union thug who?
Union thug who teaches your kids. I'm here for our parent/teacher conference.
 
2013-11-08 09:27:07 AM  

sobriquet by any other name: machoprogrammer: Cagey B: 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!

You might have a point here if it wasn't the three billionth time someone made a "lol Obama's from Kenya" remark.

A similar thread was made last election season when Rmoney made a similar joke. It was obvious he was joking, but everyone here was up in arms calling him a birthing retard. Then again, considering the amount of Democrat dick that gets sucked on this tab on a daily basis, it should be expected...

Since it's apparent the majority of republican cock gets sucked at rest-stops, Havana, and any city hosting the republican national convention, it kinda balances itself out.

and unlike republicans, we don't have to use outrage as cover for those dirty, dirty feelings.


Who said I was Republican? Oh, right, because there's only two schools of thought and I said something that defended a Republican and this is Fark. Got ya.
 
2013-11-08 09:36:58 AM  

machoprogrammer: sobriquet by any other name: machoprogrammer: Cagey B: 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!

You might have a point here if it wasn't the three billionth time someone made a "lol Obama's from Kenya" remark.

A similar thread was made last election season when Rmoney made a similar joke. It was obvious he was joking, but everyone here was up in arms calling him a birthing retard. Then again, considering the amount of Democrat dick that gets sucked on this tab on a daily basis, it should be expected...

Since it's apparent the majority of republican cock gets sucked at rest-stops, Havana, and any city hosting the republican national convention, it kinda balances itself out.

and unlike republicans, we don't have to use outrage as cover for those dirty, dirty feelings.

Who said I was Republican? Oh, right, because there's only two schools of thought and I said something that defended a Republican and this is Fark. Got ya.


Screw that. i want to hear more about the dirty, dirty feelings.
 
2013-11-08 09:59:51 AM  
Good lord man. Even Obama himself has joked about "being from Kenya".
 
2013-11-08 10:02:49 AM  
it could have been a joke.  he has to be given the benefit of the doubt, even though i don't want to because he's a Repug.
 
2013-11-08 10:04:25 AM  
Christ, what an asshole.
 
2013-11-08 10:08:04 AM  

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


ericcressey.com

Door Hinge
 
2013-11-08 10:13:25 AM  
He went to Kenya just so he could make that joke.
 
2013-11-08 10:28:38 AM  

machoprogrammer: Who said I was Republican? Oh, right, because there's only two schools of thought and I said something that defended a Republican and this is Fark. Got ya.


Of course you are not a Republican.  I assume you are a Fark Independent.
 
2013-11-08 11:00:29 AM  
That GOP chicken must be getting really stretched out.
//May be time to move from bashing Obama to trying to enact some of that laser-focused job creating legislation
 
2013-11-08 11:53:38 AM  

machoprogrammer: I'm not gonna lie, I thought it was pretty funny. And I like Obama.


You have a really crappy sense of humor then.

"So I told the Kenyan kid, 'sorry, kid - we've already GOT a Kenyan President!' Heyoooo! Well, I was gonna tell him that, but I didn't. But that sure would have been funny if I did! Tip your waitresses! Peace out!"
 
2013-11-08 02:51:08 PM  

mrshowrules: machoprogrammer: Who said I was Republican? Oh, right, because there's only two schools of thought and I said something that defended a Republican and this is Fark. Got ya.

Of course you are not a Republican.  I assume you are a Fark Independent.


Well I vote for mostly Green, followed by Democrat, and almost never Republican, so I suppose you know me well. But good try, bro.
 
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