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(Guardian)   In a move that will surely go unnoticed, President Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela's memorial service. Aw, who is Subby kidding- THIS IS AN OUTRAGE   ( theguardian.com) divider line
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2013-12-10 10:30:35 AM  
Oh boy, here comes the commie Muslim wealth confiscating death panels.
 
2013-12-10 10:40:36 AM  
Don't worry: I have it on good authority the President got over on Raul:

www.dvdtalk.com
 
2013-12-10 10:40:44 AM  
So how long until the teabaggers claim Mandela would have been outraged at such a thing? They do have a habit of putting right wing derp in dead politicians mouths.
 
2013-12-10 10:40:49 AM  

flucto: Oh boy, here comes the commie Muslim wealth confiscating death panels.


I'm pretty sure that's just an ice cream truck. I could be mistaken, they do sound similar coming down the street.
 
2013-12-10 10:42:02 AM  

pizen: I'm pretty sure that's just an ice cream truck. I could be mistaken, they do sound similar coming down the street.


They make it sound like that so they can attract children and gay-indoctrinate them.
 
2013-12-10 10:45:06 AM  
i49.tinypic.com
 
2013-12-10 10:50:46 AM  
Mandela, Obama, Castro. They are all Communists. Castro just hasn't won the Nobel Prize.

Yet.
 
2013-12-10 10:54:23 AM  
Oh this should be good.
 
2013-12-10 10:54:32 AM  
So, Obama's had at least some sort of contact with the presidents of Iran and Cuba?

What a foreign policy lightweight.
 
2013-12-10 11:00:34 AM  
I'm not caring until I see the BENGHAZI connection.
 
2013-12-10 11:07:32 AM  

swaniefrmreddeer: So how long until the teabaggers claim Mandela would have been outraged at such a thing? They do have a habit of putting right wing derp in dead politicians mouths.


I thought they were going with 'commie terrorist' instead of 'at the right hand of Saint Ronny' for Mandela.
 
2013-12-10 11:08:20 AM  
They were catching up on old times.  After all, Raul taught at the Madrassa that Obama went to.
 
2013-12-10 11:09:59 AM  
They were merely exchanging long protein strings. If you can think of a simpler way, I'd like to hear it.
 
2013-12-10 11:13:19 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-10 11:13:54 AM  
Diplomats and politicians shake hands.

Now watch in amazement as nobody in this thread overreact like the headline suggested.
 
2013-12-10 11:16:07 AM  

vernonFL: Mandela, Obama, Castro. They are all Communists. Castro just hasn't won the Nobel Prize.

Yet.


LOL
 
2013-12-10 11:16:32 AM  
And what should he have done at the funeral?  Punched him in the face?
 
2013-12-10 11:16:50 AM  

super_grass: Diplomats and politicians shake hands.

Now watch in amazement as nobody in this thread overreact like the headline suggested.


This.
 
2013-12-10 11:16:56 AM  
One is a ruthless dictator - the other is President of Cuba
 
2013-12-10 11:17:21 AM  
Earlier this morning, I made the mistake of reading some of the yahell comments on this.

I'll have to start drinking early today.
 
2013-12-10 11:17:33 AM  
That does it, Obama will never carry South Florida in a presidential election again!
 
2013-12-10 11:17:43 AM  

super_grass: Diplomats and politicians shake hands.

Now watch in amazement as nobody in this thread overreact like the headline suggested.


The headline didn't suggest that people in the thread only would be outraged.
 
2013-12-10 11:18:56 AM  

clancifer: I'm not caring until I see the BENGHAZI connection.


If you gaze too long into the Benghazi, the Benghazi will gaze into you.
 
2013-12-10 11:19:40 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: [i49.tinypic.com image 500x700]



I am amused by this.
 
2013-12-10 11:19:52 AM  
He should have leaned over and said "ha, now we have your DNA"
 
2013-12-10 11:21:06 AM  

ManateeGag: And what should he have done at the funeral?  Punched him in the face?


If he was a Real 'Murican, he'd a shot him.
 
2013-12-10 11:21:14 AM  

swaniefrmreddeer: So how long until the teabaggers claim Mandela would have been outraged at such a thing? They do have a habit of putting right wing derp in dead politicians mouths.


MLK would have been the first Republican to stand up against this Kenyan Muslim Usurper!  The GOP, as we remember were the only ones in the USA trying to fight that liberal Apartheid government.
 
2013-12-10 11:21:41 AM  
Hey right wing nuts.  The majority of the people on this planet don't like the US, not because of our freedoms, but because it's full of arrogant ass holes who think they are better than the rest of the world and get to decide who and what they want to blow up next with no thoughts about the consequences of their actions.  Believe it or not a simple hand shake with someone who is widely regarded as an "enemy" the the United States can go a long way to showing the world that we are willing to work with others to make the world a better place and that we at least respect other countries.
 
2013-12-10 11:23:21 AM  

super_grass: Diplomats and politicians shake hands.

Now watch in amazement as nobody in this thread overreact like the headline suggested.


We won't. I assume someone will be here soon with comments from elsewhere we can enjoy though.
 
2013-12-10 11:23:26 AM  
Prefer my presidents to biatch slap countries we don't like, Reagan would do it. I never could figure out why he kept high fiving Iran. It was odd.
 
2013-12-10 11:24:39 AM  

flucto: He should have leaned over and said "ha, now we have your DNA"


Later he had his DNA all over his face.


Bazinga!
 
2013-12-10 11:25:28 AM  

ManateeGag: And what should he have done at the funeral?  Punched him in the face?


I came here to say this.

Seriously, paranoid haters. Grow up.
 
2013-12-10 11:27:22 AM  
Just wait until the derp crowd dissects Obamas speech / eulogy .  I am sure they wont mention GWB was one of the first on his feet applauding afterwards, while Michelle just SAT THERE !!!

CNN cast sucked, BBC = great jorb.
 
2013-12-10 11:28:05 AM  

Gonz: So, Obama's had at least some sort of contact with the presidents of Iran and Cuba?

What a foreign policy lightweight.


But he did it by apologizing for America!
 
2013-12-10 11:28:06 AM  

Ring of Fire: Believe it or not a simple hand shake with someone who is widely regarded as an "enemy" the the United States can go a long way to showing the world that we are willing to work with others to make the world a better place and that we at least respect other countries.


This is, specifically and literally, the exact thing that they object to so strongly.

Seriously.
 
2013-12-10 11:28:06 AM  
Remember, Reagan sold arms to Iran.

Obama greeted someone at Nelson Mandela's funeral.

Obviously, history's greatest monster.
 
2013-12-10 11:29:09 AM  

Ring of Fire: Hey right wing nuts.  The majority of the people on this planet don't like the US, not because of our freedoms, but because it's full of arrogant ass holes who think they are better than the rest of the world and get to decide who and what they want to blow up next with no thoughts about the consequences of their actions.  Believe it or not a simple hand shake with someone who is widely regarded as an "enemy" the the United States can go a long way to showing the world that we are willing to work with others to make the world a better place and that we at least respect other countries.


www.moonbattery.com

1.bp.blogspot.com

iranpoliticsclub.net
 
2013-12-10 11:30:37 AM  

ManateeGag: And what should he have done at the funeral?  Punched him in the face?


Obama.  O'bama.  If he let his Irish side decide, then the answer is obviously, "Yes!"
 
2013-12-10 11:31:10 AM  

oldweevil: Remember, Reagan sold arms to Iran.

Obama greeted someone at Nelson Mandela's funeral.

Obviously, history's greatest monster.


How can you expect anyone to remember that? Reagan himself forgot all about it.
 
2013-12-10 11:31:24 AM  
Number of People Criticizing Obama for Shaking Castro's hand in this thread: 0
Number of people complaining about people complaining about Obama shaking Castro's Hand: 36
 
2013-12-10 11:31:34 AM  

super_grass: Diplomats and politicians shake hands.

Now watch in amazement as nobody in this thread overreact like the headline suggested.


No, that's here(EXACTLY like the headline suggested):
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3100206/posts

To:  Innovative
Looks like he bowed too.

To:  stevie_d_64
I think he is bowing out of respect... goes to show you whom does Obama respect.

To:  Innovative
And BOWS!

To:  GOP Poet
And he is bowing to Catro too...

To:  Innovative
Would Obama have done the same for Lenin, or Stalin, or Hitler?
The Castro's are of the same ilk. Murderous thugs. But the POTUS gives him bow and hearty handshake and converses with him like he's an old friend, or comrade. Repulsive and disgusting, but we know Obama too well after six years, eh>

To:  Innovative
Good Morning America was in ecstasy over it.
Sickening.

To:  Innovative
I wonder if they went out of his way to do this to stick it to Ted Cruz?

To:  PghBaldy
Obama did it because he views Castro as a "comrade"- he has more in common with Castro than with people in the US...
And of course Bill Clinton shook hands with Fidel Castro...
"President Bill Clinton was the first to do so in 2000 after a lunch during a United Nations summit in New York, when he shook hands with Mr Castro's brother, Fidel."

To:  Innovative
Birds of a feather.

To:  Innovative
Which brings to mind...
Does Barrack Hussien Obama even respect himself???
I mean really, think about it...We know he has an extreme narcassistic (sp?) condition...Most of the people around him are "yes" men and women...He has a wife and a marraige that is more than likely a love-less relationship now...
The only female that I know about, that has him by the cajones is that communist POS Valarie Jarrett...
If he truely respected this country and its citizens, would we be having this conversation???

To:  steelhead_trout
The bastard (acknowledged) son of a Cuban planter aristocrat- who went to the finest Jesuit schools and became a lawyer from Havana U., creates a prison island plantation of his own communistic slaves, rips off all the money from the seized private property of legal Cubans and US companies. Takes the money and sends it to Bank of Cuba in the City of London, and to Swiss banks. An international terrorist psycho and friend of Jimmah Cahtah. A cocaine smuggler/enabler to this day.
He shakes hand with anti-communist Quaker Richard Nixon, whom the left ran out of office because their book of whores was discovered in the Watergate breakin (done without Nixon's knowledge by his psycho loyalists)- and one of the whores was John Dean's wife. This is the truth. And the whole thing could have been avoided, because there was NO way McGovern was ever going to win the presidency.
But, it is important to know the provenance of all these connections. The Castros are a criminal conspiracy- the usual S. American dictator ripoffs. All in the style of Patrice Lumumba, Mugabe.... and NELSON MANDELA and his charming ex-wife Winnie"Necklace" Mandela.
You can't make this stuff up. And the millions who have suffered and died for freedom- you can't make that up either. Pray for their Peace wherever they now lie.

To:  Innovative
Did 0bama bow too?
Well, it's not that unusual...
5.56mm

To:  Innovative
That's the ole Bowbama! Bowing to the communist!


To:  Innovative
Raul think: "This guys an idiot, and I already own him without firing a shot"

To:  Innovative
Obozo: "I only hope that my pres__dency is as successful as your brother's reign (of terror)"

To:  Innovative
Looks like he is bending over in another bow to me. Kissing the ring.
 
2013-12-10 11:32:43 AM  

Antidamascus: super_grass: Diplomats and politicians shake hands.

Now watch in amazement as nobody in this thread overreact like the headline suggested.

We won't. I assume someone will be here soon with comments from elsewhere we can enjoy though.


You're welcome!  :-)
 
2013-12-10 11:33:45 AM  
Ladies and gentlemen, give it up for karnal - the goshdarn FUNNIEST sumbiatch on the planet!
 
2013-12-10 11:33:59 AM  
You know what?

Good.

The cold war has been over for almost 20 years.  It's about time we normalized relations with Cuba.  I'm not saying the Cuban government are saints or anything, but keeping them ostracized from the world community helps nobody.  The only reason the embargo has persisted this long is because of a vocal minority that happens to be concentrated in a swing state.
 
2013-12-10 11:34:07 AM  

Mikey1969: No, that's here(EXACTLY like the headline suggested):http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3100206/posts



Dude. No one here cares what happens in freeperville. Leave that shiat there.
 
2013-12-10 11:34:17 AM  

Mikey1969: No, that's here(EXACTLY like the headline suggested):


Good gods. I wish that was fake. Time for me to shut down the internet for the day.
 
2013-12-10 11:35:10 AM  
It's important to point out why Cuba, currently, really is our enemy.

It's not because they're Communists. We're quite friendly with Communist China.

It's not because they used to support our enemies, the Soviets. We're dealing quite well with India which also had close ties to the Soviets.

It's not because of their treatment of their people. We're close allies with Saudi Arabia which has an awful human rights record.

The reason we can't open relations with Cuba is because...

Okay, I can't think of a good reason but Reagan hated them so fark Cuba forever and ever. Diplomacy is for pussies since it works without spending billions or killing thousands.
 
2013-12-10 11:37:09 AM  

BojanglesPaladin: Mikey1969: No, that's here(EXACTLY like the headline suggested):http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3100206/posts


Dude. No one here cares what happens in freeperville. Leave that shiat there.


I care....
 
2013-12-10 11:37:27 AM  

alienated: Mikey1969: No, that's here(EXACTLY like the headline suggested):

Good gods. I wish that was fake. Time for me to shut down the internet for the day.


Let's drink instead.
 
2013-12-10 11:38:10 AM  

odinsposse: The reason we can't open relations with Cuba is because...


It will piss off a single segment of voters in a key swing state.

Honestly, that is the only reason.
 
2013-12-10 11:38:29 AM  
Obama and Raul shaking hands is a terrible act that diminishes America and makes us look weak on the world stage.

However, Nixon (R) shaking hands with Chairman Mao was the greatest thing a brilliant American statesman has ever done.


www.realclearpolitics.com

/I bet if Nixon was a (D) and black if he would have been tried for treason and hung for this.
 
2013-12-10 11:38:34 AM  
The right just can't stand it when our leaders aren't complete assholes.
 
2013-12-10 11:38:41 AM  

odinsposse: It's important to point out why Cuba, currently, really is our enemy.

It's not because they're Communists. We're quite friendly with Communist China.

It's not because they used to support our enemies, the Soviets. We're dealing quite well with India which also had close ties to the Soviets.

It's not because of their treatment of their people. We're close allies with Saudi Arabia which has an awful human rights record.

The reason we can't open relations with Cuba is because...

Okay, I can't think of a good reason but Reagan hated them so fark Cuba forever and ever. Diplomacy is for pussies since it works without spending billions or killing thousands.



Because you need to win Florida to win a Presidential election, and south Florida is a bunch of wingnut Castro haters.
 
2013-12-10 11:38:51 AM  

odinsposse: It's not because they're Communists. We're quite friendly with Communist China.


To be fair, modern China is only nominally Communist.  These days, China's government bears more resemblance to classic "third way" fascism.
 
2013-12-10 11:38:56 AM  

BojanglesPaladin: Number of People Criticizing Obama for Shaking Castro's hand in this thread: 0
Number of people complaining about people complaining about Obama shaking Castro's Hand: 36


That's because the people on their right haven't got their marching orders yet from Rush, Beck and Palin among other idiots.  The derposhere is going to go ape shiat over this.  You don't believe me?

I predict peak derp by tomorrow evening.
 
2013-12-10 11:39:00 AM  

RyogaM: BojanglesPaladin: Mikey1969: No, that's here(EXACTLY like the headline suggested):http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3100206/posts


Dude. No one here cares what happens in freeperville. Leave that shiat there.

I care....


i586.photobucket.com

There's always one.
 
2013-12-10 11:39:16 AM  

odinsposse: Okay, I can't think of a good reason but Reagan hated them so fark Cuba forever and ever.



Umm... yeah. The anti-Cuba thing started with Reagan. absolutely. That was a key issue for Reagan. Before Reagan, we really had no issue with Cuba. It's all Reagan's fault really. If only Reagan hadn't launched that Bay of Pigs fiasco. Stupid Reagan.
 
2013-12-10 11:39:52 AM  

RyogaM: I care....


Fair enough. You know where to find it if you want it.
 
2013-12-10 11:39:58 AM  
After this great liberator is laid to rest, and when we have returned to our cities and villages and rejoined our daily routines, let us search for his strength. Let us search for his largeness of spirit somewhere inside of ourselves. And when the night grows dark, when injustice weighs heavy on our hearts, when our best-laid plans seem beyond our reach, let us think of Madiba and the words that brought him comfort within the four walls of his cell: "It matters not how strait the gate, how charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul."

-- from Obama's memorial speech
 
2013-12-10 11:40:00 AM  

odinsposse: It's important to point out why Cuba, currently, really is our enemy.

It's not because they're Communists. We're quite friendly with Communist China.

It's not because they used to support our enemies, the Soviets. We're dealing quite well with India which also had close ties to the Soviets.

It's not because of their treatment of their people. We're close allies with Saudi Arabia which has an awful human rights record.

The reason we can't open relations with Cuba is because...

Okay, I can't think of a good reason but Reagan hated them so fark Cuba forever and ever. Diplomacy is for pussies since it works without spending billions or killing thousands.


The reason is exactly what HeartBurnKid said - 29 electoral votes.
 
2013-12-10 11:40:23 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: ManateeGag: And what should he have done at the funeral?  Punched him in the face?

If he was a Real 'Murican, he'd a shot him.


Shot him on the face it is then?

/There is precedence
 
2013-12-10 11:40:59 AM  
In alternate reality Earth, Obama doesn't shake hands and GOP immediately freaks out that Obama doesn't support peace
 
2013-12-10 11:41:12 AM  

Mr_Fabulous: After this great liberator is laid to rest, and when we have returned to our cities and villages and rejoined our daily routines, let us search for his strength. Let us search for his largeness of spirit somewhere inside of ourselves. And when the night grows dark, when injustice weighs heavy on our hearts, when our best-laid plans seem beyond our reach, let us think of Madiba and the words that brought him comfort within the four walls of his cell: "It matters not how strait the gate, how charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul."

-- from Obama's memorial speech

  RAND PAUL
 
2013-12-10 11:41:59 AM  

BojanglesPaladin: Mikey1969: No, that's here(EXACTLY like the headline suggested):http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3100206/posts


Dude. No one here cares what happens in freeperville. Leave that shiat there.


I don't care but I have to admit it was entertaining.
 
2013-12-10 11:42:20 AM  

Mr_Fabulous: odinsposse: The reason we can't open relations with Cuba is because...

It will piss off a single segment of voters in a key swing state.

Honestly, that is the only reason.


To be fair, you'd be spiteful towards the Cuban government too if you experienced what some of the Cuban immigrants went through. Hopefully Castro's death will help relieve some of that bad blood.
 
2013-12-10 11:42:57 AM  

HeartBurnKid: You know what?

Good.

The cold war has been over for almost 2030 years.  It's about time we normalized relations with Cuba.  I'm not saying the Cuban government are saints or anything, but keeping them ostracized from the world community helps nobody.  The only reason the embargo has persisted this long is because of a vocal minority that happens to be concentrated in a swing state.


FTFM.
 
2013-12-10 11:43:09 AM  

odinsposse: It's important to point out why Cuba, currently, really is our enemy.

It's not because they're Communists. We're quite friendly with Communist China.

It's not because they used to support our enemies, the Soviets. We're dealing quite well with India which also had close ties to the Soviets.

It's not because of their treatment of their people. We're close allies with Saudi Arabia which has an awful human rights record.

The reason we can't open relations with Cuba is because...

Okay, I can't think of a good reason but Reagan hated them so fark Cuba forever and ever. Diplomacy is for pussies since it works without spending billions or killing thousands.


Having grown up in the 70's and 80's, pretty much THIS. That's pretty much all the explanation we got for why they were such a special case...
 
2013-12-10 11:43:30 AM  

simkatu: Obama and Raul shaking hands is a terrible act that diminishes America and makes us look weak on the world stage.

However, Nixon (R) shaking hands with Chairman Mao was the greatest thing a brilliant American statesman has ever done.

/I bet if Nixon was a (D) and black if he would have been tried for treason and hung for this.


Hanged, not hung. Remember - horse thieves are hanged; Dick Cheney is hung.
 
2013-12-10 11:43:30 AM  

odinsposse: It's important to point out why Cuba, currently, really is our enemy.

It's not because they're Communists. We're quite friendly with Communist China.

It's not because they used to support our enemies, the Soviets. We're dealing quite well with India which also had close ties to the Soviets.

It's not because of their treatment of their people. We're close allies with Saudi Arabia which has an awful human rights record.

The reason we can't open relations with Cuba is because...

Okay, I can't think of a good reason but Reagan hated them so fark Cuba forever and ever. Diplomacy is for pussies since it works without spending billions or killing thousands.


It's because Cuba are best friends with Venezuela and support left-wing anti-American political movements across LatAm.
 
2013-12-10 11:43:44 AM  

simkatu: Obama and Raul shaking hands is a terrible act that diminishes America and makes us look weak on the world stage.

However, Nixon (R) shaking hands with Chairman Mao was the greatest thing a brilliant American statesman has ever done.


[www.realclearpolitics.com image 590x457]

/I bet if Nixon was a (D) and black if he would have been tried for treason and hung for this.


You realize, of course, that since Obama is blah, he's already well hung.
 
2013-12-10 11:43:56 AM  

mrshowrules: I predict peak derp by tomorrow evening.


Perhaps, but on Fark? it will be an avalanche of a different kind of derp.

My prediction: There will be a smattering of people criticizing Obama for this just to feed the trolls, and a few hundred posts screaming about the supposed people complaining about it. There will be a poster or two who criticize Obama for something unrelated, and a few hundred posts screaming about unfair criticism.

Pretty much like any other Fark thread involving Obama.
 
2013-12-10 11:44:05 AM  

odinsposse: he reason we can't open relations with Cuba is because...


... there is an old generation of Cuban exiles, and their immediate descendents, who are eternally (though understandably) butthurt about having their factories and shops nationalized by the Castro regime. They happen to live in the swingiest swing state in the Union -- a state which also happens to have a sizable chunk of the total Electoral College votes.

Either party pushing for normalizing relations with Cuba = losing that bloc of votes (and therefore Florida and its EVs) to the other party for at least a generation.

/Seriously, Bacardi Rum just mentioned their butthurt in a recent TV ad.
 
2013-12-10 11:44:59 AM  

super_grass: Mr_Fabulous: odinsposse: The reason we can't open relations with Cuba is because...

It will piss off a single segment of voters in a key swing state.

Honestly, that is the only reason.

To be fair, you'd be spiteful towards the Cuban government too if you experienced what some of the Cuban immigrants went through. Hopefully Castro's death will help relieve some of that bad blood.



Yeah. I mean, we sort of pushed Castro in that direction and tried to kill him a bunch of times and all, so I guess our hands aren't entirely clean here.  It would be great for both countries if we could finally normalize relations with Cuba.  I'd love to go to Cuba legally.
 
2013-12-10 11:48:37 AM  

BKITU: ... there is an old generation of Cuban exiles, and their immediate descendents, who are eternally (though understandably) butthurt about having their factories and shops nationalized by the Castro regime.


You are overlooking the subsequent refugees and people who risked their lives to escape over the intervening decades. Cuban expatriate hatred of Castro's revolution is not just the exiled bourgeoisie.
 
2013-12-10 11:48:46 AM  

Mr_Fabulous: After this great liberator is laid to rest, and when we have returned to our cities and villages and rejoined our daily routines, let us search for his strength. Let us search for his largeness of spirit somewhere inside of ourselves. And when the night grows dark, when injustice weighs heavy on our hearts, when our best-laid plans seem beyond our reach, let us think of Madiba and the words that brought him comfort within the four walls of his cell: "It matters not how strait the gate, how charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul."

-- from Obama's memorial speech


Such a fascist commie liberal pinko dictator!
 
2013-12-10 11:49:00 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: ManateeGag: And what should he have done at the funeral?  Punched him in the face?

If he was a Real 'Murican, he'd a shot him everyone there in the name of Jesus.


/FTFY
 
2013-12-10 11:49:35 AM  

BojanglesPaladin: Mikey1969: No, that's here(EXACTLY like the headline suggested):http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3100206/posts


Dude. No one here cares what happens in freeperville. Leave that shiat there.


You're just mad because they make the GOP look bad.
 
2013-12-10 11:50:13 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Ladies and gentlemen, give it up for karnal - the goshdarn FUNNIEST sumbiatch on the planet!


Thank you, Thank you.....I'll be here all week.
 
2013-12-10 11:50:26 AM  

i42.tinypic.com

 
2013-12-10 11:50:26 AM  

ManateeGag: And what should he have done at the funeral?  Punched him in the face?


Last I checked neither Obama, Castro, nor Madela were irish.
 
2013-12-10 11:50:59 AM  

Chummer45: super_grass: Mr_Fabulous: odinsposse: The reason we can't open relations with Cuba is because...

It will piss off a single segment of voters in a key swing state.

Honestly, that is the only reason.

To be fair, you'd be spiteful towards the Cuban government too if you experienced what some of the Cuban immigrants went through. Hopefully Castro's death will help relieve some of that bad blood.


Yeah. I mean, we sort of pushed Castro in that direction and tried to kill him a bunch of times and all, so I guess our hands aren't entirely clean here.  It would be great for both countries if we could finally normalize relations with Cuba.  I'd love to go to Cuba legally.


But then what will we Canadians feel smug about?
 
2013-12-10 11:51:46 AM  
We'll normalize our relationship with Cuba within the month that Fidel Castro finally kicks the bucket. With him gone, there will be a lot more popular support for letting Americans have the freedom to travel there again.
 
2013-12-10 11:52:00 AM  

utharda: ManateeGag: And what should he have done at the funeral?  Punched him in the face?

Last I checked neither Obama, Castro, nor Madela were irish.


You speak ill of my people again and I'll punch you in the goddamn face!
 
2013-12-10 11:52:12 AM  
Suppose Castro could have hit a curve. Cuba would still be America's Caribbean playground, and the Senators would still be playing at RFK. It's like if Mama Cass and Karen Carpenter had shared that sandwich - the whole course of history would be different.
 
2013-12-10 11:52:28 AM  

BojanglesPaladin: mrshowrules: I predict peak derp by tomorrow evening.

Perhaps, but on Fark? it will be an avalanche of a different kind of derp.

My prediction: There will be a smattering of people criticizing Obama for this just to feed the trolls, and a few hundred posts screaming about the supposed people complaining about it. There will be a poster or two who criticize Obama for something unrelated, and a few hundred posts screaming about unfair criticism.

Pretty much like any other Fark thread involving Obama.


Conservative/Independent Farkers are definitely not as extreme or ignorant as others in the blogosphere.
Sorry if that sounds like a back-handed compliment.  However, I do remember farkers getting really pissed off at Obama bowing to some foreign politicians and the concept of Obama going on "an apology" tour did have quite a bit of traction with many farkers.
 
2013-12-10 11:52:44 AM  
odinsposse: Okay, I can't think of a good reason but Reagan hated them so fark Cuba forever and ever. Diplomacy is for pussies since it works without spending billions or killing thousands.

It's already been said, but the Cuban expat community in South Florida is vocal, organized and batshiat insane.

We're almost to the point where a democrat could guarantee a win (in a presidential race) without Florida, but until that's a safe bet, normalizing relations with Cuba would be betting the farm on something whose only political upside is the cigar lobby.
 
2013-12-10 11:52:54 AM  

Strolpol: With him gone, there will be a lot more popular support for letting Americans have the freedom to travel there again.


It will be built into a Club Med within 24 hours of his death.
 
2013-12-10 11:53:51 AM  

utharda: Last I checked neither Obama, Castro, nor Madela were irish.


First off, you throw out another slur against the Irish and I'll punch you in the face!

Secondly, what does a breast pump have to do with this?

www.medelaimages.com
 
2013-12-10 11:54:40 AM  

BojanglesPaladin: BKITU: ... there is an old generation of Cuban exiles, and their immediate descendents, who are eternally (though understandably) butthurt about having their factories and shops nationalized by the Castro regime.

You are overlooking the subsequent refugees and people who risked their lives to escape over the intervening decades. Cuban expatriate hatred of Castro's revolution is not just the exiled bourgeoisie.


By "subsequent refugees," I presume you're referring to the boatloads of criminals and thugs Castro bequeathed to us?
 
2013-12-10 11:55:04 AM  
Conservatards are also saying Obama is bowing to Raul... 'cause you know, when you talk to a shorter person, you don't bend forward to be eye to eye with them.
 
2013-12-10 11:55:05 AM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: It's because Cuba are best friends with Venezuela and support left-wing anti-American political movements across LatAm.


Such as...
 
2013-12-10 11:55:45 AM  

SilentStrider: Oh this should be good.


Oh man oh man oh man, god help me, I am so tempted to click on WND and Fox News just to watch the exploding brains.
 
2013-12-10 11:55:54 AM  
I felt a disturbance in the force as if a thousand people at Fox news orgasimed at once.
 
2013-12-10 11:57:00 AM  
Aaaaaand the derp just keeps on coming....

"If he was going to shake his hand, he should have asked him about those basic freedoms Mandela was associated with that are denied in Cuba," [Marco] Rubio told ABC News.

Source
 
2013-12-10 11:59:52 AM  

LessO2: Aaaaaand the derp just keeps on coming....

"If he was going to shake his hand, he should have asked him about those basic freedoms Mandela was associated with that are denied in Cuba," [Marco] Rubio told ABC News.

Source


Wait, I thought he was bestest friends with Fidel and was a Communist according to Conservatives?
 
2013-12-10 11:59:58 AM  

BojanglesPaladin: RyogaM: I care....

Fair enough. You know where to find it if you want it.


Oh god, no, that's like mainlining pure derp.  You've got to cut that shiat or risk overdosing.
 
2013-12-10 12:00:52 PM  

BMulligan: By "subsequent refugees," I presume you're referring to the boatloads of criminals and thugs Castro bequeathed to us?


Yes. You do presume that.
 
2013-12-10 12:01:00 PM  

LessO2: Aaaaaand the derp just keeps on coming....

"If he was going to shake his hand, he should have asked him about those basic freedoms Mandela was associated with that are denied in Cuba," [Marco] Rubio told ABC News.

Source


scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net

That's what I'm seeing from the conservatives
 
2013-12-10 12:01:40 PM  

utharda: ManateeGag: And what should he have done at the funeral?  Punched him in the face?

Last I checked neither Obama, Castro, nor Madela were irish.


One out of three ain't bad.
 
2013-12-10 12:01:42 PM  

LessO2: Aaaaaand the derp just keeps on coming....

"If he was going to shake his hand, he should have asked him about those basic freedoms Mandela was associated with that are denied in Cuba," [Marco] Rubio told ABC News.

Source


This is Obama's Waterloo! He'll lose re-election for sure!

/There will be much gnashing of teeth!
//Daily Show should be in for a ratings bonanza.
 
2013-12-10 12:05:01 PM  

BMulligan: simkatu: Obama and Raul shaking hands is a terrible act that diminishes America and makes us look weak on the world stage.

However, Nixon (R) shaking hands with Chairman Mao was the greatest thing a brilliant American statesman has ever done.

/I bet if Nixon was a (D) and black if he would have been tried for treason and hung for this.

Hanged, not hung. Remember - horse thieves are hanged; Dick Cheney is hung.


John Holmes was hanged.
 
2013-12-10 12:05:06 PM  

karnal: Ring of Fire: Hey right wing nuts.  The majority of the people on this planet don't like the US, not because of our freedoms, but because it's full of arrogant ass holes who think they are better than the rest of the world and get to decide who and what they want to blow up next with no thoughts about the consequences of their actions.  Believe it or not a simple hand shake with someone who is widely regarded as an "enemy" the the United States can go a long way to showing the world that we are willing to work with others to make the world a better place and that we at least respect other countries.

[www.moonbattery.com image 500x341]

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 150x150]

[iranpoliticsclub.net image 311x313]


You have shown the error of our ways.  Bush may have invaded a country for no reason, violated the Geneva Convention, and wasted thousands of American lives, but he did it humbly.  Like how he so humbly made that stirring speech on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln in that humble flight suit.
 
2013-12-10 12:05:27 PM  

Antidamascus: super_grass: Diplomats and politicians shake hands.

Now watch in amazement as nobody in this thread overreact like the headline suggested.

We won't. I assume someone will be here soon with comments from elsewhere we can enjoy though.

Fresh from YaHell:


Two things would happen if we lifted sanctions with Cuba. We could legally smoke their cigars and we would have thousands of Cubans pouring in by the day to live a free life of welfare on the expense of tax payers dollars. Why is it so hard for liberals to see that? Do you actually think they would come here to work?

I think this thread would be a good place to demonstrate that the Fox News Propaganda really does work on a lot of people.

The only way I'd ever shake hands with Obi is if I'd just used it to scrape Dog-S#!t off my shoe.

Two communist together, Obama love Hugo Chavez , Fidel Castro and Raul Castro, they are from the same school.

Obama will "suck up" to anyone! I am surprised he did not bow down again...

Now about the group hug, maybe with a Russian, or some other communuist. Don't care if Obama is Black, he is a socialist and wants to distroy democracy has we know it.

If Obama would have been president during the Cuban missile crisis we'd all be speaking Spanish or Russian by now.

When the media sells us on a "historic" handshake with a Communist strongman that oppresses his people, then you KNOW we can no longer trust our media and must call them what they are...Propagandists.

Oh I get it, One hand shake and Lying Obama has got relations back with Cuba, The liberal Media does not know what to do, There leader is proving to be a compulsive liar and The Worst Leader of the free world in HISTORY ///

.....AND THE WINNER IS>>>>>>>....The headline should read..."Evil Marxist Communist Ideologue Shakes Hands with Cuban President"
 
2013-12-10 12:06:15 PM  
I'm in agreement with most of the farkers here.  Politeness, courtesy, respect and deference are NOT anti-American sentiments.  As a matter of fact, they are some of the MOST American sentiments you can find.  So to all of you low-lifes who whine about Obama 'bowing to another' or some other ridiculous, juvenile garbage, grow up.

Just.  Grow.  The.  Fark.  Up.

You simply cannot have any kind of friendly dialogue with anyone who doesn't show you some respect.  And if you want respect?  You have to show some, too. You want "common courtesy"?  Show some.  You want others to respect your 'traditions'?  Respect theirs.  It's a two-way street that Republicans just can't seem to understand any more.

You can love him or hate him, but Bill Clinton said it most perfectly:  "The rest of the world has always been more impressed by the power of our example than by the examples of our power."

So seriously.  You want the Middle East/Iran/NK to act like grown-ups?  Start by acting like one yourself.
 
2013-12-10 12:06:37 PM  
O'bummer shoulda taken Asstro out to teh northwoods and learned him a thing or 3.
 
2013-12-10 12:08:00 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: So how long until the teabaggers claim Mandela would have been outraged at such a thing? They do have a habit of putting right wing derp in dead politicians mouths.


No you have it wrong.  Mandela was a known communist sympathizer.  Well that part is actually true.  Remember the US backed the apartheid government because it was anti-ANC.  So this will be seen as the reuniting of 3 commies.
 
2013-12-10 12:08:36 PM  

vernonFL: Mandela, Obama, Castro. They are all Communists. Castro just hasn't won the Nobel Prize.

Yet.


Wait for it.  Thaw in relations and he'll get it.
 
2013-12-10 12:09:15 PM  

karnal: One is a ruthless dictator - the other is President of Cuba


10/10.
 
2013-12-10 12:09:26 PM  
The Embargo and the decades of hostility of the USA against Cuba boils down to this:

Cuba demonstrated to the world, but specifically to Central and South American countries, that the USA could be successfully defied. That a tiny country could resist aggressive American foreign policy and not be violently overthrown by Washington.

Just like in the Mob, anyone who defies the Bosses has to be "made an example of".

Remember, back in Castro's early days there were many American-backed South and Central American dictators doing some truly horrific thing to their populations.
 
2013-12-10 12:09:44 PM  

Ring of Fire: Hey right wing nuts.  The majority of the people on this planet don't like the US, not because of our freedoms, but because it's full of arrogant ass holes who think they are better than the rest of the world and get to decide who and what they want to blow up next with no thoughts about the consequences of their actions.  Believe it or not a simple hand shake with someone who is widely regarded as an "enemy" the the United States can go a long way to showing the world that we are willing to work with others to make the world a better place and that we at least respect other countries.


You don't sound Murican to me you commie, socialist libtard!!!


/seriously though that was well put and honestly has no place here.
 
2013-12-10 12:10:14 PM  

TopNotched: Two things would happen if we lifted sanctions with Cuba. We could legally smoke their cigars and we would have thousands of Cubans pouring in by the day to live a free life of welfare on the expense of tax payers dollars. Why is it so hard for liberals to see that? Do you actually think they would come here to work?


I don't get it, if we normalize relations, wouldn't that mean we would no longer treat Cuban refugees preferentially in granting them absolute political asylum once they reach our shores?
 
2013-12-10 12:11:51 PM  

simkatu: Obama and Raul shaking hands is a terrible act that diminishes America and makes us look weak on the world stage.

However, Nixon (R) shaking hands with Chairman Mao was the greatest thing a brilliant American statesman has ever done.


[www.realclearpolitics.com image 590x457]

/I bet if Nixon was a (D) and black if he would have been tried for treason and hung for this.


Hence the saying:  Only Nixon could go to China.
 
2013-12-10 12:12:31 PM  

RyogaM: TopNotched: Two things would happen if we lifted sanctions with Cuba. We could legally smoke their cigars and we would have thousands of Cubans pouring in by the day to live a free life of welfare on the expense of tax payers dollars. Why is it so hard for liberals to see that? Do you actually think they would come here to work?

I don't get it, if we normalize relations, wouldn't that mean we would no longer treat Cuban refugees preferentially in granting them absolute political asylum once they reach our shores?


Um, just to be clear, I know you are not the author of the derp, and can't be expected to explain the inner working of the fevered mind of it's true author.
 
2013-12-10 12:13:24 PM  

utharda: ManateeGag: And what should he have done at the funeral?  Punched him in the face?

Last I checked neither Obama, Castro, nor Madela were irish.


Obama is Irish.

http://www.origins.net/help/resarticle-obama.aspx
 
2013-12-10 12:13:48 PM  
I guess the POTUS didn't get the memo that funeral selfies are in bad taste.
cdn.breitbart.com
 
2013-12-10 12:16:38 PM  

KellyX: That's what I'm seeing from the conservatives


If I recall correctly, the Cubans hold a special place in South Africa. They list over a hundred Cuban soldiers by name on their war memorial alongside fallen South Africans.

This might be useful to know:

"In the 70s and 80s the CIA sent cash, guns and troops to apartheid South Africa and to the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) while it was fighting the left-wing Soviet-backed People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA). For its part, Cuba sent 15,000 troops to fight the the apartheid South African army and its CIA-backed Angolan allies.
The eventual victory of black Cuban and Angolan troops over the white South African army, culminating in the battle at Cuito Cuanavale in 1988, was highly symbolic, and drove a nail into the pernicious myth of white superiority which helped sustain the unjust apartheid system.

As Mandela himself put it:
"The defeat of the racist army at Cuito Cuanavale has made it possible for me to be here today. What other country can point to a record of greater selflessness than Cuba has displayed in its relations with Africa? For the Cuban people internationalism is not merely a word but something that we have seen practiced to the benefit of large sections of humankind."
 
2013-12-10 12:19:35 PM  
i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-12-10 12:20:15 PM  

KellyX: That's what I'm seeing from the conservatives


When will conservatives finally realize that communists aren't bad people, just as capitalists aren't bad people. There have been bad things done in the name of communism as well as capitalism, but being in favor of one or the other does not mean you are better or worse than someone else. Bad things have been done in the name of every religion too, yet we still claim one is better than another.

Tell them to pull their heads out of their asses and accept that communism is not inherently evil and they've fallen victim to a massive propaganda scheme the US did to paint communists as bad people post WW2.

Blame Harry Farking Truman and his Sec. of State for that
/and the Dullus Brothers
//Fark those guys
 
2013-12-10 12:20:54 PM  

i42.tinypic.com

 
2013-12-10 12:21:02 PM  
Reagan with the Afghani "freedom fighters" before they went back to being Muslim terrorists.

www.globalresearch.ca
 
2013-12-10 12:22:45 PM  

Soonerpsycho: I guess the POTUS didn't get the memo that funeral selfies are in bad taste.
[cdn.breitbart.com image 472x356]


Not a funeral, so much as a celebration of the man's life. And it's the PMOTKOD who is taking the selfie, POTUS and PMOTUK are just photobombing.
 
2013-12-10 12:23:21 PM  
a.abcnews.com
"Thanks for Ted Cruz, asshole"
 
2013-12-10 12:24:01 PM  
Did Raul thank Obama for keeping him in power by continuing the embargo?
 
2013-12-10 12:24:01 PM  
media.smithsonianmag.com
 
2013-12-10 12:24:47 PM  
crooksandliars.com

Communism or capitalism, either way the poor get screwed, hahahaha
 
2013-12-10 12:25:12 PM  
Far more scandalous:

i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-10 12:25:21 PM  

Ring of Fire: Hey right wing nuts.  The majority of the people on this planet don't like the US, not because of our freedoms, but because it's full of arrogant ass holes who think they are better than the rest of the world and get to decide who and what they want to blow up next with no thoughts about the consequences of their actions.  Believe it or not a simple hand shake with someone who is widely regarded as an "enemy" the the United States can go a long way to showing the world that we are willing to work with others to make the world a better place and that we at least respect other countries.


See, there's your problem right there.
 
2013-12-10 12:26:18 PM  

ManateeGag: And what should he have done at the funeral?  Punched him in the face?


MAH GAWD KING!  Another left hand!  And another left hand!

You know conservatives would have loved it. (If he wasn't so black, at least.  As is, they would of course attack him whatever he did)
 
2013-12-10 12:26:30 PM  
twoterroristsshakinghands.jpg

i41.tinypic.com
 
2013-12-10 12:27:56 PM  

somedude210: When will conservatives finally realize that communists aren't bad people, just as capitalists aren't bad people. There have been bad things done in the name of communism as well as capitalism, but being in favor of one or the other does not mean you are better or worse than someone else. Bad things have been done in the name of every religion too, yet we still claim one is better than another.


Never in the history of existence across all known and unknown universes has a more wrong statement ever been uttered. Capitalists are perfect in every conceivable way, and Communists are all so evil and sociopathic they make Satan himself recoil in fear.
 
2013-12-10 12:28:03 PM  
Was Obama supposed to reach out his hand then pull it back, smooth his hair and yell "Psych!"
 
2013-12-10 12:28:13 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: odinsposse: Okay, I can't think of a good reason but Reagan hated them so fark Cuba forever and ever.


Umm... yeah. The anti-Cuba thing started with Reagan. absolutely. That was a key issue for Reagan. Before Reagan, we really had no issue with Cuba. It's all Reagan's fault really. If only Reagan hadn't launched that Bay of Pigs fiasco. Stupid Reagan.


Umm... yeah. It actually began with Eisenhower's CIA director Allen Dulles that Kennedy kept. The whole operation was blown because Dulles left the planning and execution to subordinates and Kennedy refused to commit the US military to the enterprise. Something he said would refuse from the beginning of his administration.
 
2013-12-10 12:28:22 PM  

flucto: Oh boy, here comes the commie Muslim wealth confiscating death panels.


Oh please oh please
 
2013-12-10 12:29:06 PM  

Mikey1969: To: Innovative
Obozo: "I only hope that my pres__dency is as successful as your brother's reign (of terror)"


Anybody have any idea what the underscore/missing "I" is all about?
 
2013-12-10 12:30:30 PM  

brandent: Obama is Irish.


I've actually been to Obama's "Ancestral Irish Home". Good stuff.

But yeah, that's tenuous at best. Still, a very good example of the melting pot that is America.
 
2013-12-10 12:30:37 PM  

brandent: swaniefrmreddeer: So how long until the teabaggers claim Mandela would have been outraged at such a thing? They do have a habit of putting right wing derp in dead politicians mouths.

No you have it wrong.  Mandela was a known communist sympathizer.  Well that part is actually true.  Remember the US backed the apartheid government because it was anti-ANC.  So this will be seen as the reuniting of 3 commies.


They have co-opted  JFK, Rosa Parks, and MLK, it's only a matter of time before they add Mandela to their ranks.
 
2013-12-10 12:31:15 PM  

super_grass: Far more scandalous:

[i.imgur.com image 820x960]


Any word on who that woman is?
 
2013-12-10 12:31:36 PM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: It's because Cuba are best friends with Venezuela and support left-wing anti-American political movements across LatAm.


Well, after the collapse of the soviet union, and given that the world's largest economy located 50 miles off their shore refuses to trade with them, what realistic options have they have other than buddying up with the rest of latin america?  If you wanted to undermine the Castro(s) regime, the easiest way to do so would be through the hearts and minds of the Cuban people.

Chummer45: Yeah. I mean, we sort of pushed Castro in that direction and tried to kill him a bunch of times and all, so I guess our hands aren't entirely clean here.  It would be great for both countries if we could finally normalize relations with Cuba.  I'd love to go to Cuba legally.


It's beautiful, but honestly the best part about Cuba is the absence of American tourists.  It's like a sanctuary.  Don't take that away from us.
 
2013-12-10 12:32:30 PM  

MikeyFuccon: super_grass: Far more scandalous:

[i.imgur.com image 820x960]

Any word on who that woman is?


Danish PM
 
2013-12-10 12:34:25 PM  

Serious Black: Never in the history of existence across all known and unknown universes has a more wrong statement ever been uttered. Capitalists are perfect in every conceivable way, and Communists are all so evil and sociopathic they make Satan himself recoil in fear.


you joke, but someone will take you seriously.

skullkrusher: Seriously though, communists suck.


no more so than "DEREGULATE EVERYTHING" capitalists
 
2013-12-10 12:34:29 PM  

super_grass: Danish PM


Can't be. Danes are famously stand-offish. That woman was being friendly.
 
2013-12-10 12:35:19 PM  

WI241TH: Mikey1969: To: Innovative
Obozo: "I only hope that my pres__dency is as successful as your brother's reign (of terror)"

Anybody have any idea what the underscore/missing "I" is all about?


Maybe only Commies spell it with an 'i'? Either that, or the poster doesn't consider Obama's Presidency to be "legitimate", so by leaving out a letter, he's not "officially" calling Obama President? It's all I can think of.
 
2013-12-10 12:35:35 PM  

Arkanaut: karnal: Ring of Fire: Hey right wing nuts.  The majority of the people on this planet don't like the US, not because of our freedoms, but because it's full of arrogant ass holes who think they are better than the rest of the world and get to decide who and what they want to blow up next with no thoughts about the consequences of their actions.  Believe it or not a simple hand shake with someone who is widely regarded as an "enemy" the the United States can go a long way to showing the world that we are willing to work with others to make the world a better place and that we at least respect other countries.

[www.moonbattery.com image 500x341]

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 150x150]

[iranpoliticsclub.net image 311x313]

You have shown the error of our ways.  Bush may have invaded a country for no reason, violated the Geneva Convention, and wasted thousands of American lives, but he did it humbly.  Like how he so humbly made that stirring speech on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln in that humble flight suit.


To be fair he sure did look cute in that suit. He put it on all by himself just like a big boy. Just like a child with downsyndrome on halloween night, Geroge was adorable.
 
2013-12-10 12:35:37 PM  

super_grass: MikeyFuccon: super_grass: Far more scandalous:

[i.imgur.com image 820x960]

Any word on who that woman is?

Danish PM


I'm imagining an orgy featuring her, the Thai PM, Michele, and Biden sitting in the corner serving up beer.
 
2013-12-10 12:37:37 PM  

somedude210: Serious Black: Never in the history of existence across all known and unknown universes has a more wrong statement ever been uttered. Capitalists are perfect in every conceivable way, and Communists are all so evil and sociopathic they make Satan himself recoil in fear.

you joke, but someone will take you seriously.


Come on, man. You can't let me leave some bait out without squishing it and making it look less attractive to the fishies?
 
2013-12-10 12:38:21 PM  

super_grass: Diplomats and politicians shake hands.

Now watch in amazement as nobody in this thread overreact like the headline suggested.


One fark thread isn't really proof that the usual conservative faux outrage isn't boiling up. Look at the comments in the Politico article, or on Free Republic or Red State. Like clockwork.
 
2013-12-10 12:38:27 PM  

skullkrusher:
Seriously though, communists suck.


But sending a shiatload of doctors to provide free medical care in poor townships is pretty damned nice, regardless of political philosophy.
 
2013-12-10 12:38:46 PM  

jayhawk88: Don't worry: I have it on good authority the President got over on Raul:


So THAT's the reason he changed his name and only has one hand now!
 
2013-12-10 12:38:55 PM  

Mikey1969: Maybe only Commies spell it with an 'i'? Either that, or the poster doesn't consider Obama's Presidency to be "legitimate", so by leaving out a letter, he's not "officially" calling Obama President? It's all I can think of.


or it's an inside joke about how black people say presidency. He be presdentin' yo

only other thing I could think of
 
2013-12-10 12:39:26 PM  
RON PAUL - ON P + CASTRO =

RAUL CASTRO

/STUDY IT OUT
 
2013-12-10 12:39:31 PM  

Serious Black: Come on, man. You can't let me leave some bait out without squishing it and making it look less attractive to the fishies?


nope, as a social democrat, I can't let you have fun :P
 
2013-12-10 12:39:45 PM  

KellyX: LessO2: Aaaaaand the derp just keeps on coming....

"If he was going to shake his hand, he should have asked him about those basic freedoms Mandela was associated with that are denied in Cuba," [Marco] Rubio told ABC News.

Source

[scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net image 456x515]

That's what I'm seeing from the conservatives


Who cares? Communism leads to a tiny elite controlling the majority of the resources.

In Capitalism, is there any effective different? The Party, The Corporation, The King? Does it really matter?
 
2013-12-10 12:39:47 PM  

shastacola: Look at the comments in the Politico article, or on Free Republic or Red State. Like clockwork.


It's so hard to tell which ones are true believers and which ones are parody posts.
 
2013-12-10 12:40:45 PM  
I'm okay with this.

Yes, Mandela had some ugly allies. He (and the ANC) went for help to them because nobody else would give them the time of day. Cuba helped rid the world of apartheid, whether Marco Rubio likes it or not.

Now if Obama had shaken Mugabe's hand? That would not be nearly as okay.

/He's not bowing, Obama is tall and Raul is 82.
//Please tell me he didn't shake Mugabe's hand.
 
2013-12-10 12:43:38 PM  

MikeyFuccon: super_grass: Far more scandalous:

[i.imgur.com image 820x960]

Any word on who that woman is?


Prime Minister of Denmark.
 
2013-12-10 12:44:07 PM  
Anyone else think that photo looks good for the US by PR standards? Obama towers over Castro as if to imply he's doing him a favor just by bending down to his level.

/The embargo against Cuba is utter farking nonsense
 
2013-12-10 12:44:49 PM  

BMulligan: BojanglesPaladin: BKITU: ... there is an old generation of Cuban exiles, and their immediate descendents, who are eternally (though understandably) butthurt about having their factories and shops nationalized by the Castro regime.

You are overlooking the subsequent refugees and people who risked their lives to escape over the intervening decades. Cuban expatriate hatred of Castro's revolution is not just the exiled bourgeoisie.

By "subsequent refugees," I presume you're referring to the boatloads of criminals and thugs Castro bequeathed to us?


Pretty sure he's talking about the political/economic refugees that string together a crappy raft and try to float to Florida all the time.
 
2013-12-10 12:45:35 PM  

Obama's Reptiloid Master: I'm imagining an orgy featuring her, the Thai PM, Michele, and Biden sitting in the corner serving up beer.


Come on! Biden would be balls deep in that.
 
2013-12-10 12:45:57 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: shastacola: Look at the comments in the Politico article, or on Free Republic or Red State. Like clockwork.

It's so hard to tell which ones are true believers and which ones are parody posts.


Welcome to Poe Country.
 
2013-12-10 12:46:25 PM  

super_grass: Diplomats and politicians shake hands.

Now watch in amazement as nobody in this thread overreact like the headline suggested.


But freepers never let us down!

Really. The joke is that Mandela, Castro (Fidel and Raul) and Obama are all socialist, murdering, bastard commies.
 
2013-12-10 12:48:21 PM  
Wow. Fidel is 87. It's like he's intentionally sticking around because he knows change won't come until after he's dead.
 
2013-12-10 12:48:28 PM  

Mikey1969: WI241TH: Mikey1969: To: Innovative
Obozo: "I only hope that my pres__dency is as successful as your brother's reign (of terror)"

Anybody have any idea what the underscore/missing "I" is all about?

Maybe only Commies spell it with an 'i'? Either that, or the poster doesn't consider Obama's Presidency to be "legitimate", so by leaving out a letter, he's not "officially" calling Obama President? It's all I can think of.


Could be something along the lines of he's an egotist so it's all about him, even took the I from president...

The only thing he should say if asked about it is, "He had very nice things to say about Ted Cruz's father."
 
2013-12-10 12:49:42 PM  

jst3p: super_grass: Diplomats and politicians shake hands.

Now watch in amazement as nobody in this thread overreact like the headline suggested.

But freepers never let us down!

Really. The joke is that Mandela, Castro (Fidel and Raul) and Obama are all socialist, murdering, bastard commies.


At least Henry Kissinger is there to balance the scales.
 
2013-12-10 12:51:19 PM  

WI241TH: Mikey1969: WI241TH: Mikey1969: To: Innovative
Obozo: "I only hope that my pres__dency is as successful as your brother's reign (of terror)"

Anybody have any idea what the underscore/missing "I" is all about?

Maybe only Commies spell it with an 'i'? Either that, or the poster doesn't consider Obama's Presidency to be "legitimate", so by leaving out a letter, he's not "officially" calling Obama President? It's all I can think of.

Could be something along the lines of he's an egotist so it's all about him, even took the I from president...


I was thinking maybe it was a racist Ebonics thing, but then they'd spell it with an apostrophe instead of an underscore.

/The "joke" nicknames they use like this without realizing that no one else understands them shows exactly how far down the echo chamber rabbit hole Freepers are.
 
2013-12-10 12:54:29 PM  

skullkrusher: somedude210: Serious Black: Never in the history of existence across all known and unknown universes has a more wrong statement ever been uttered. Capitalists are perfect in every conceivable way, and Communists are all so evil and sociopathic they make Satan himself recoil in fear.

you joke, but someone will take you seriously.

skullkrusher: Seriously though, communists suck.

no more so than "DEREGULATE EVERYTHING" capitalists

Meh. Under a fully deregulated capitalist system, communism is still possible. Not so under a communist state. I wonder why capitalist states don't have to outlaw communes but communist societies always have to outlaw private enterprise?


Oh, FFS...you guys really think Obama's a communist, don't you?  I mean all snark and sarcasm aside...you REALLY think he's a socialist....Don't you?  There is some small part of me that still thinks you know...deep down, somewhere that all the "Obama's a commie" is BS from the word 'go'...and are just engaging in some kind of theatrical positioning....but...no...you guys ACTUALLY believe it!!!!

i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-10 12:55:37 PM  
Pff.  Our Navy has been friendly with Castro since at least 2012.

i40.tinypic.com
 
2013-12-10 01:05:41 PM  
Handshakegate?
Handshakegazi?

I'm half tempted to go look at Freeper or American Stinker or something, but I'm not that brave.
 
2013-12-10 01:06:26 PM  

WI241TH: Could be something along the lines of he's an egotist so it's all about him, even took the I from president...


I meant to "This" this when I responded... Good call, I was thinking about this possibility as well...
 
2013-12-10 01:07:47 PM  
At least Obama didn't bow. Not much anyway.

It totally figures that low information Obama voters wouldn't see why/how this is a bad thing.

Besides this is the reason Obama went to the thing. Michelle is the best part of that picture. She don't like that Danish blond chick.
 
2013-12-10 01:08:57 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Number of People Criticizing Obama for Shaking Castro's hand in this thread: 0
Number of people complaining about people complaining about Obama shaking Castro's Hand: 36


Almost the exact proportion of people who are offended by the words "Merry Christmas" to people who complain about people who are offended by the words "Merry Christmas." Whodathunkit?
 
2013-12-10 01:10:26 PM  
BojanglesPaladin: BKITU: ... there is an old generation of Cuban exiles, and their immediate descendents, who are eternally (though understandably) butthurt about having their factories and shops nationalized by the Castro regime.

You are overlooking the subsequent refugees and people who risked their lives to escape over the intervening decades. Cuban expatriate hatred of Castro's revolution is not just the exiled bourgeoisie.


By "subsequent refugees," I presume you're referring to the boatloads of criminals and thugs Castro bequeathed to us?

Shhhhh, we're supposed to pretend BojanglesPaladin didn't know that.  (It doesn't fit his narrative.)
 
2013-12-10 01:11:16 PM  
Tax Boy:

img.fark.net

Proper, statesmanlike behavior.

i.imgur.com

Goddamnit...
 
2013-12-10 01:11:21 PM  

super_grass: Diplomats and politicians shake hands.

Now watch in amazement as nobody in this thread overreact like the headline suggested.


It's almost as if people construct caricatures of of their political foes because they are easier to argue with...
 
2013-12-10 01:13:36 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Mikey1969: No, that's here(EXACTLY like the headline suggested):http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3100206/posts


Dude. No one here cares what happens in freeperville. Leave that shiat there.


You presume to speak for me?
 
2013-12-10 01:13:40 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: At least Obama didn't bow. Not much anyway.

It totally figures that low information Obama voters wouldn't see why/how this is a bad thing.


Why and how is this a bad thing?
 
2013-12-10 01:16:14 PM  

MontanaDave: You presume to speak for me?


Exactly, I find Freepers to be a perfect case study of living in an alternate reality
 
2013-12-10 01:16:21 PM  

super_grass: Far more scandalous:

[i.imgur.com image 820x960]


That guy in front of Obama is looking for about tree fiddy
 
2013-12-10 01:17:01 PM  

MontanaDave: BojanglesPaladin: Number of People Criticizing Obama for Shaking Castro's hand in this thread: 0
Number of people complaining about people complaining about Obama shaking Castro's Hand: 36

Almost the exact proportion of people who are offended by the words "Merry Christmas" to people who complain about people who are offended by the words "Merry Christmas." Whodathunkit?


Who complains about people who are offended by "Merry Christmas"?

Now, people who are offended by people who DON'T say "Merry Christmas", that's a whole other matter (Cause New Year's and Kwanzaa don't count as "holidays")*


*This is a specific rebuttal to O'Relly's complaint that 'Happy Holidays" is offensive and stupid because there's only one upcoming holiday.
 
2013-12-10 01:17:15 PM  

skullkrusher: It's a shame seeing all that froth go to waste... Yes A Cave Geek. The President, Barack HUSSEIN Sotero is a Communist, Muslim Muslin, Atheist whitey hating demon spawn. Not that fake Jew or Hindu sort of demon neither.


Come on man, this is 100-level stuff.
 
2013-12-10 01:17:36 PM  

Ring of Fire: Hey right wing nuts.  The majority of the people on this planet don't like the US,


and yet, my commute past the immigration office always reveals a line out the door.
 
2013-12-10 01:18:47 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-10 01:20:46 PM  

MontanaDave: Almost the exact proportion of people who are offended by the words "Merry Christmas" to people who complain about people who are offended by the words "Merry Christmas." Whodathunkit?


I don't know. That sounds like you are trying to put your own axe on the grinder.

MontanaDave: You presume to speak for me?


If you want to know what's happening in Freeperville, you know where to go.
 
2013-12-10 01:21:07 PM  

o5iiawah: Ring of Fire: Hey right wing nuts.  The majority of the people on this planet don't like the US,

and yet, my commute past the immigration office always reveals a line out the door.


To get away from a situation they find unworkable. Not because they think Americans are swell.
 
2013-12-10 01:21:31 PM  

Soonerpsycho: [i.imgur.com image 700x313]


Memorial.
 
2013-12-10 01:21:49 PM  

Soonerpsycho: [i.imgur.com image 700x313]


Not a funeral.
 
2013-12-10 01:22:07 PM  

o5iiawah: Ring of Fire: Hey right wing nuts.  The majority of the people on this planet don't like the US,

and yet, my commute past the immigration office always reveals a line out the door.


Which totally negates his first point...Unless your immigration office has something like 4 billion people in line.
 
2013-12-10 01:23:53 PM  
On a scale of 1 to Iran-Contra, how outraged should I be?
 
2013-12-10 01:24:33 PM  
ZOMG The M00ch is gonna beat the living shiat out of Barry tonite!
 
2013-12-10 01:25:22 PM  
Evidently some people have never been to a funeral.


/laughter is the best medicine you tards. Anyone that says they've never laughed at one is a liar.
 
2013-12-10 01:26:36 PM  

phenn: To get away from a situation they find unworkable. Not because they think Americans are swell.


I think you are conflating a distaste for American Foreign policy with a dislike of America as a country. All over the world, people know and understand that they can have it better living in America, even if they think poorly of American tourists and dislike our foreign policy.

So yeah, they may have a beef with our exercise of hard and soft power globally, and be contemptuous of the stereotypical "American abroad", but at the end of the day, a lot of people want to BE Americans, and are very willing to sacrifice everything for the chance to come here and be part of this.

That is a good thing.
 
2013-12-10 01:27:01 PM  

Lord_Baull: Evidently some people have never been to a funeral.


/laughter is the best medicine you tards. Anyone that says they've never laughed at one is a liar.


My step-grandfather died earlier this year and my uncle had some of the funniest stories about him that I have ever heard. It was an excellent memorial. He was a very funny guy.
 
2013-12-10 01:30:54 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Number of People Criticizing Obama for Shaking Castro's hand in this thread: 0


Lets take a walk over to Breitbart or Drudge and see how little they care over there.

[checks the conservatard sites]

Oh my. Well. Now I need a shower.
 
2013-12-10 01:33:04 PM  
I'm hearing more teapartier outrage over Obama's selfie than I am over the handshake.
 
2013-12-10 01:33:30 PM  

teenage mutant ninja rapist: Arkanaut: karnal: Ring of Fire: Hey right wing nuts.  The majority of the people on this planet don't like the US, not because of our freedoms, but because it's full of arrogant ass holes who think they are better than the rest of the world and get to decide who and what they want to blow up next with no thoughts about the consequences of their actions.  Believe it or not a simple hand shake with someone who is widely regarded as an "enemy" the the United States can go a long way to showing the world that we are willing to work with others to make the world a better place and that we at least respect other countries.

[www.moonbattery.com image 500x341]

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 150x150]

[iranpoliticsclub.net image 311x313]

You have shown the error of our ways.  Bush may have invaded a country for no reason, violated the Geneva Convention, and wasted thousands of American lives, but he did it humbly.  Like how he so humbly made that stirring speech on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln in that humble flight suit.

To be fair he sure did look cute in that suit. He put it on all by himself just like a big boy. Just like a child with downsyndrome on halloween night, Geroge was adorable.


So, Batkid plus 50 years and at the same level of intellect?
 
2013-12-10 01:34:29 PM  

Lando Lincoln: BojanglesPaladin: Number of People Criticizing Obama for Shaking Castro's hand in this thread: 0
Lets take a walk over to Breitbart or Drudge and see how little they care over there.


And? I'm talking about Fark.
Why would anyone care what's going on at the derp factories?
 
2013-12-10 01:34:48 PM  

somedude210: Blame Harry Farking Truman and his Sec. of State for that
/and the Dullus Brothers


John Foster Dulles deserves the bulk of the credit. Certainly far more than Marshall or Acheson, who were providing aid to Europe to try and win them over from Communist influence. The "you're with us or you're with the communists" binary crap that led to us propping up dictators and whatnot was JF Dulles' great contribution to world history.

And you're right, Allen Dulles was a treat too.
 
2013-12-10 01:34:58 PM  

Lando Lincoln: BojanglesPaladin: Number of People Criticizing Obama for Shaking Castro's hand in this thread: 0

Lets take a walk over to Breitbart or Drudge and see how little they care over there.

[checks the conservatard sites]

Oh my. Well. Now I need a shower.


Or just google Fox News Raul Castro,it's been the outrage du jour for most of the day there.Apparently the lack of outrage on one thread on Fark is proof that the usual right wing fake outrage machine is totally not going there.
 
2013-12-10 01:34:59 PM  

Lord_Baull: Evidently some people have never been to a funeral.


/laughter is the best medicine you tards. Anyone that says they've never laughed at one is a liar.


Ease up there, chief. There is a large difference between regaling humorous tales of the deceased to others and acting like a bunch of tweens at a dance.
 
2013-12-10 01:35:51 PM  

Lord_Baull: On a scale of 1 to Iran-Contra, how outraged should I be?


This is about 18 milliBenghazis. Hardly even a blip on the radar.
 
2013-12-10 01:35:56 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Lando Lincoln: BojanglesPaladin: Number of People Criticizing Obama for Shaking Castro's hand in this thread: 0
Lets take a walk over to Breitbart or Drudge and see how little they care over there.

And? I'm talking about Fark.
Why would anyone care what's going on at the derp factories?


Because people actually believe the derp factories.  Worse, they're allowed to vote!
 
2013-12-10 01:36:26 PM  

BinderWoman: I'm hearing more teapartier outrage over Obama's selfie than I am over the handshake.


He doesn't appear to be the instigator. Anyway, all three of them look a little childish. Outraged? Not in the least. I shook my head twice and moved on.
 
2013-12-10 01:36:33 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Lando Lincoln: BojanglesPaladin: Number of People Criticizing Obama for Shaking Castro's hand in this thread: 0
Lets take a walk over to Breitbart or Drudge and see how little they care over there.

And? I'm talking about Fark.
Why would anyone care what's going on at the derp factories?


Because the thread headline wasn't specifically about Farkers.
 
2013-12-10 01:36:39 PM  

Snatch Bandergrip: [a.abcnews.com image 850x478]
"Thanks for Ted Cruz, asshole"


pure win.
 
2013-12-10 01:38:01 PM  

skullkrusher: Begs the question, why not post somewhere people are complaining about it?


Please rephrase.
 
2013-12-10 01:38:24 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Because the thread headline wasn't specifically about Farkers


No. But my comment was. The one you quoted.
 
2013-12-10 01:39:11 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: you know where to go


And if you don't, I'll be happy to tll you where to go.
 
2013-12-10 01:39:39 PM  

shastacola: Apparently the lack of outrage on one thread on Fark is proof that the usual right wing fake outrage machine is totally not going there.


Who said anything like that? Are you confused about the difference between what happens on Fark and what happens elsewhere?
 
2013-12-10 01:40:16 PM  
The great thing is that soon the Castros will be dead, and the good people of Cuba can rejoin the rest of the world.  Their failed experiment is the greatest testimony to the craziness of communism.
 
2013-12-10 01:40:25 PM  
Man Obama gives good troll.

www.bagnewsnotes.com
 
2013-12-10 01:41:43 PM  

Cat Food Sandwiches: The great thing is that soon the Castros will be dead, and the good people of Cuba can rejoin the rest of the world.  Their failed experiment is the greatest testimony to the craziness of communism.


um.. actually they seem to be doing ok right now. Also, free health care for all.

I'd say the USA is more of a failed experiment than Cuba
 
2013-12-10 01:41:49 PM  
John McCain: "Neville Chamberlain shook hands with Hitler."

Wait, I thought in their narrative, Obama WAS Hitler.  So Raul Castro is Neville Chamberlain?  In that case, he should be a pushover.
 
2013-12-10 01:42:35 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-10 01:42:54 PM  

CokeBear: I'd say the USA is more of a failed experiment than Cuba


What an interesting dictionary you must have.
 
2013-12-10 01:45:22 PM  
img.fark.net

looks legit
 
2013-12-10 01:46:02 PM  

CokeBear: Cat Food Sandwiches: The great thing is that soon the Castros will be dead, and the good people of Cuba can rejoin the rest of the world.  Their failed experiment is the greatest testimony to the craziness of communism.

um.. actually they seem to be doing ok right now. Also, free health care for all.

I'd say the USA is more of a failed experiment than Cuba


Ever talk to somebody who has actually spent time in Cuba? Nothing like it being a state crime to eat beef unless a tourist buys it for you.
 
2013-12-10 01:46:27 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: shastacola: Apparently the lack of outrage on one thread on Fark is proof that the usual right wing fake outrage machine is totally not going there.

Who said anything like that? Are you confused about the difference between what happens on Fark and what happens elsewhere?


Yes,I get your point.Why mention the thousand points of conservative fake outrage generated on a daily basis when one can point to a meaningless Fark thread as proof of whatever meaningless point you're trying to divert attention to. Point.
 
2013-12-10 01:46:41 PM  

skullkrusher:
Begs

Raises the question, why not post somewhere people are complaining about it?

Because this is where Farkers meet up to point and laugh at people being stupid where ever they are.
 
2013-12-10 01:47:42 PM  

KellyX: Conservatards are also saying Obama is bowing to Raul... 'cause you know, when you talk to a shorter person, you don't bend forward to be eye to eye with them.


Bowing?  That's not bowing.
This is bowing:

media2.s-nbcnews.com
 and this:

www.americanthinker.com
and this:
2012patriot.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-12-10 01:47:47 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-10 01:47:55 PM  
Hey, at least Obama managed to make it off the plane before doing anything that annoyed anyone. Harper couldn't even manage that.
 
2013-12-10 01:47:56 PM  

Soonerpsycho: [i.imgur.com image 800x358]


10/10

Michelle's line of sight just makes it perfect.
 
2013-12-10 01:48:10 PM  
At least he isn't BFF with supporters of Al Qaeda.

www.resonoelusono.com
 
2013-12-10 01:48:35 PM  

Cat Food Sandwiches: Their failed experiment is the greatest testimony to the craziness of communism.


More so than Best Korea?
 
2013-12-10 01:49:57 PM  
we need to annex Cuba, relocate the residents to S. Florida (including those staying at the prestigious GITMO hotel),  develop our DNA cloning capabilities & create Jurassic Park IRL.

now i know what you're thinking, isn't Florida already a kind of Jurassic Park? No.
 
2013-12-10 01:51:23 PM  

Soonerpsycho: [i.imgur.com image 800x358]


If that guy can make it to Mandela's memorial, why is worried about how much the rent is?
 
2013-12-10 01:52:05 PM  

cptjeff: John Foster Dulles deserves the bulk of the credit. Certainly far more than Marshall or Acheson, who were providing aid to Europe to try and win them over from Communist influence. The "you're with us or you're with the communists" binary crap that led to us propping up dictators and whatnot was JF Dulles' great contribution to world history.

And you're right, Allen Dulles was a treat too.


What made it worse was that one was Sec. of State and the other head of CIA so the CIA would start a revolution in some country and Dulles would come out and say "See! The people are throwing off the Communist oppressors! Clearly we're better!"
 
2013-12-10 01:54:33 PM  

shastacola: Why mention the thousand points of conservative fake outrage generated on a daily basis when one can point to a meaningless Fark thread as proof of whatever meaningless point you're trying to divert attention to.


When discussing Fark and Farkers, I find it entirely rational to limit the discussion to Fark and Farkers.

However, if you wish to discuss something else, feel free to do so.

But maybe you shouldn't quote a post that was specifically about Fark and Farkers while doing so?
 
2013-12-10 01:56:22 PM  

Soonerpsycho: I guess the POTUS didn't get the memo that funeral selfies are in bad taste.
[cdn.breitbart.com image 472x356]


Michelle looks like she had just told him "Don't you do that, you'll look like an idiot...  Fine just don't ask for anything later back in the Hotel because your 'Presidential' ass is in the doghouse!"
 
2013-12-10 01:57:05 PM  

skullkrusher: Lando Lincoln: skullkrusher: Begs the question, why not post somewhere people are complaining about it?

Please rephrase.

Open a freeper account.


Yeah, right. I might last five minutes there.
 
2013-12-10 01:57:08 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: shastacola: Why mention the thousand points of conservative fake outrage generated on a daily basis when one can point to a meaningless Fark thread as proof of whatever meaningless point you're trying to divert attention to.

When discussing Fark and Farkers, I find it entirely rational to limit the discussion to Fark and Farkers.

However, if you wish to discuss something else, feel free to do so.

But maybe you shouldn't quote a post that was specifically about Fark and Farkers while doing so?


Clearly, this is Fark' s Benghazi.
 
2013-12-10 01:57:19 PM  
Every Fark "Politics" thread:

1. "Oh here we go..."

2. (Popcorn.gif)

3. "I'm tempted to go on this conservative site and see what they're saying"

4. "Any minute now...."

5. "They'll probably say..." (insert made-up comments peppered with "tea tards", conserva-derps", etc.)

6.  Snark in support of above.

7. Repeat 5 and 6 until thread implodes on itself and/or no one cares anymore.

What exactly is the point?
 
2013-12-10 01:59:27 PM  

TV's Vinnie: At least he isn't BFF with supporters of Al Qaeda.

[www.resonoelusono.com image 381x318]


Can you imagine the right-wing insanity if Obama kissed a Saudi prince? Holee shiatballs.
 
2013-12-10 02:00:46 PM  

Lord_Baull: Evidently some people have never been to a funeral.


/laughter is the best medicine you tards. Anyone that says they've never laughed at one is a liar.


Apparently my family didn't get that memo.  Same with my wife's.  Dour, dull, dead.  All D's at our funerals.  But then, it was all for dour, fun-adverse people.  Laughter would have been out of place at those workaholic's funerals.
 
2013-12-10 02:01:10 PM  

phenn: Tax Boy:

[img.fark.net image 460x276]

Proper, statesmanlike behavior.

[i.imgur.com image 600x399]

Goddamnit...


Is that Eric Holder hiding under the bench?
 
2013-12-10 02:01:31 PM  

Soonerpsycho: [i.imgur.com image 800x358]


WTF is this guy's problem?
 
2013-12-10 02:02:19 PM  

scottymac: Every Fark "Politics" thread:

1. "Oh here we go..."

2. (Popcorn.gif)

3. "I'm tempted to go on this conservative site and see what they're saying"

4. "Any minute now...."

5. "They'll probably say..." (insert made-up comments peppered with "tea tards", conserva-derps", etc.)

6.  Snark in support of above.

7. Repeat 5 and 6 until thread implodes on itself and/or no one cares anymore.

What exactly is the point?


You are free to leave, if you want.
 
2013-12-10 02:02:52 PM  

Soonerpsycho: [i.imgur.com image 800x358]


Now that's an awesome 'shoop.  Given Michelle's expression of "Why can't you be serious here!" it's appropriate too.
 
2013-12-10 02:03:59 PM  

super_grass: phenn: Tax Boy:

[img.fark.net image 460x276]

Proper, statesmanlike behavior.

[i.imgur.com image 600x399]

Goddamnit...

Is that Eric Holder hiding under the bench?


He's looking for errant Jr. Mints.

/they're very refreshing
 
2013-12-10 02:06:03 PM  

shastacola: Clearly, this is Fark' s Benghazi.


You sound like a bot.

Clearly, you are dissatisfied that you are not on Freeper or Brietbart. Might I suggest that if you want to fight the good fight against the herperderper hordes, that you go there and do so?
 
2013-12-10 02:06:30 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Lando Lincoln: BojanglesPaladin: Number of People Criticizing Obama for Shaking Castro's hand in this thread: 0
Lets take a walk over to Breitbart or Drudge and see how little they care over there.

And? I'm talking about Fark.
Why would anyone care what's going on at the derp factories?


Because mocking them provides amusement.
 
2013-12-10 02:08:37 PM  

scottymac: Every Fark "Politics" thread:

1. "Oh here we go..."

2. (Popcorn.gif)

3. "I'm tempted to go on this conservative site and see what they're saying"

4. "Any minute now...."

5. "They'll probably say..." (insert made-up comments peppered with "tea tards", conserva-derps", etc.)

6.  Snark in support of above.

7. Repeat 5 and 6 until thread implodes on itself and/or no one cares anymore.

What exactly is the point?


Not every one. The conservative version:

1. Headline proclaims that liberals are outraged about something
2. Liberal farkers explain that we're not outraged, we're laughing at conservatives for how dumb they are.
3. Conservative farkers try to convince us that no, we really are outraged.
 
2013-12-10 02:09:40 PM  

scottymac: Every Fark "Politics" thread:

1. "Oh here we go..."

2. (Popcorn.gif)

3. "I'm tempted to go on this conservative site and see what they're saying"

4. "Any minute now...."

5. "They'll probably say..." (insert made-up comments peppered with "tea tards", conserva-derps", etc.)

6.  Snark in support of above.

7. Repeat 5 and 6 until thread implodes on itself and/or no one cares anymore.

What exactly is the point?


farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2013-12-10 02:10:28 PM  

super_grass: Diplomats and politicians shake hands.

Now watch in amazement as nobody in this thread overreact like the headline suggested.


Boy has this thread made you look like an ass.
 
2013-12-10 02:13:15 PM  
I follow this stuff closely.   Castro admited that communism was a failure back in 2003.   They are in a transition of power, Cuba opens up with a hybrid system like Vietnam/China in 2016.   The world bank is already making moves to open up lines of credit to them.

Communism is dead, stop beating that horse.
 
2013-12-10 02:14:41 PM  

Mikey1969: That's the ole Bowbama! Bowing to the communist!



"BowBama" is pretty damn funny.
(I named my dog BroncoBama)
 
2013-12-10 02:15:06 PM  

scottymac: Every Fark "Entertainment" thread:

1. "Oh here we go..."

2. (Popcorn.gif)

3. "I'm tempted to go on TMZ site and see what they're saying"

4. "Any minute now...."

5. "They'll probably say..." (insert made-up comments peppered with "twerking chicken", "this pleases Gaga", etc.)

6.  Snark in support of above.

7. Repeat 5 and 6 until thread implodes on itself and/or no one cares anymore.

What exactly is the point?



I bet you live alone & get angry at the world when you run out of milk.
 
2013-12-10 02:15:38 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: shastacola: Clearly, this is Fark' s Benghazi.

You sound like a bot.

Clearly, you are dissatisfied that you are not on Freeper or Brietbart. Might I suggest that if you want to fight the good fight against the herperderper hordes, that you go there and do so?


Maybe we just want to point and laugh.
And we're in a thread about how right wing asshats will somehow use a polite handshake as an excuse to criticize the US President, so quoting from a well known hangout for right wing asshats seems perfectly relevant and on topic.
What's the problem?
 
2013-12-10 02:16:42 PM  

scottymac: Every Fark "Politics" thread:

1. "Oh here we go..."

2. (Popcorn.gif)

3. "I'm tempted to go on this conservative site and see what they're saying"

4. "Any minute now...."

5. "They'll probably say..." (insert made-up comments peppered with "tea tards", conserva-derps", etc.)

6.  Snark in support of above.

7. Repeat 5 and 6 until thread implodes on itself and/or no one cares anymore.

What exactly is the point?


6.5 Scream troll
 
2013-12-10 02:18:46 PM  
...Sorry, I must be from an alternate universe where shaking hands with people is a simple gesture to show that your mother didn't raise you in a barn.
 
2013-12-10 02:22:19 PM  

jst3p: Because mocking them provides amusement.


Not really, no. Especially when it is people mocking caricatures of what they think their binary politico 'adversaries' are "really thinking".
 
2013-12-10 02:24:31 PM  

Dansker: And we're in a thread about how right wing asshats will somehow use a polite handshake as an excuse to criticize the US President, so quoting from a well known hangout for right wing asshats seems perfectly relevant and on topic.What's the problem?


As I said, feel free. But maybe don't quote a comment about this particular Fark thread as the jumping off point.
 
2013-12-10 02:25:01 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
Here he is with Kruschev.
 
2013-12-10 02:26:10 PM  

LasersHurt: super_grass: Diplomats and politicians shake hands.

Now watch in amazement as nobody in this thread overreact like the headline suggested.

Boy has this thread made you look like an ass.


Now I know that's it's like to live your life.
 
2013-12-10 02:27:32 PM  

EWreckedSean: scottymac: Every Fark "Politics" thread:

1. "Oh here we go..."

2. (Popcorn.gif)

3. "I'm tempted to go on this conservative site and see what they're saying"

4. "Any minute now...."

5. "They'll probably say..." (insert made-up comments peppered with "tea tards", conserva-derps", etc.)

6.  Snark in support of above.

7. Repeat 5 and 6 until thread implodes on itself and/or no one cares anymore.

What exactly is the point?

6.5 Scream troll


6.5.5 Complaining how the thread is constantly being infiltrated by paid shills.
 
2013-12-10 02:27:47 PM  

super_grass: LasersHurt: super_grass: Diplomats and politicians shake hands.

Now watch in amazement as nobody in this thread overreact like the headline suggested.

Boy has this thread made you look like an ass.

Now I know that's it's like to live your life.


Yeah don't have a good sense of humor about something obviously silly or anything. You should definitely get butthurt and "NO U" me.
 
2013-12-10 02:29:59 PM  

LasersHurt: Boy has this thread made you look like an ass.


The thread pretty much proved his point about the thread.

But your comment may have made you look like an ass.
 
2013-12-10 02:30:47 PM  

Cat Food Sandwiches: The great thing is that soon the Castros will be dead, and the good people of Cuba can rejoin the rest of the world.  Their failed experiment is the greatest testimony to the craziness of communism.


Where's the failure? I mean, it seemed to work out for both Castros pretty well. I'm certain some of the original Cubans that didn't run off are happier than they were under the Batista regime.
 
d23 [BareFark]
2013-12-10 02:32:00 PM  
come on.. obvious...

But, to be fair, the Republicans don't believe in being polite, not even for 5 minutes at the airport...

www.collegerecruiter.com
 
2013-12-10 02:32:30 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: LasersHurt: Boy has this thread made you look like an ass.

The thread pretty much proved his point about the thread.

But your comment may have made you look like an ass.


Are we reading the same thread? And his same post? He implied nobody would negatively overreact. This thread has shown that was a bad prediction.
 
2013-12-10 02:32:49 PM  
Marco Rubio has now officially registered his outrage over Handshakegate. Wondering aloud why Obama didn't confront Castro about Cuba' s dismal human rights record...at a funeral.
 
2013-12-10 02:33:19 PM  
So, almost 300 posts on a nonsensical politics thread.
Soon.
Soon it will be time for the pony / spidey war.
 
2013-12-10 02:35:26 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: jst3p: Because mocking them provides amusement.

Not really, no. Especially when it is people mocking caricatures of what they think their binary politico 'adversaries' are "really thinking".


This guy is heart broken about their mocking...

d364y98vz4769w.cloudfront.net
 
2013-12-10 02:35:26 PM  
I guess FDR and Churchill were "Stalinist" because the USSR helped us beat the Nazis.

Keep grasping at straws dumbf*ks.
 
2013-12-10 02:36:20 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Dansker: And we're in a thread about how right wing asshats will somehow use a polite handshake as an excuse to criticize the US President, so quoting from a well known hangout for right wing asshats seems perfectly relevant and on topic.What's the problem?

As I said, feel free. But maybe don't quote a comment about this particular Fark thread as the jumping off point.


Why not? It's a pertinent response to people trying to make the thread about Farkers.
 
2013-12-10 02:36:50 PM  

PsiChick: ...Sorry, I must be from an alternate universe where shaking hands with people is a simple gesture to show that your mother didn't raise you in a barn.


People are clearly confusing hand shake with a reach around.
 
2013-12-10 02:39:37 PM  

shastacola: Marco Rubio has now officially registered his outrage over Handshakegate. Wondering aloud why Obama didn't confront Castro about Cuba' s dismal human rights record...at a funeral.


Why would Raul Castro know anything if Obama did confront him? Raul was the incoherently drunk brother who Fidel dragged around with him. It isn't like he's going to remember much of anything.
 
2013-12-10 02:40:13 PM  

MadHatter500: Lord_Baull: Evidently some people have never been to a funeral.


/laughter is the best medicine you tards. Anyone that says they've never laughed at one is a liar.

Apparently my family didn't get that memo.  Same with my wife's.  Dour, dull, dead.  All D's at our funerals.  But then, it was all for dour, fun-adverse people.  Laughter would have been out of place at those workaholic's funerals.


Some people just get goofy about funerals. A (second) cousin's wife got upset at my grandma's burial because we were yucking it up. Nevermind that she barely knew my grandma and that my grandma had passed away two months earlier (she was cremated and we had her buried in North Dakota) so it wasn't exactly an open wound for us. Turns out that funerals in her family are solemn affairs. So it goes.

And then there was my wife's aunt (fundie Catholic) that decided there wouldn't be any beer at Grandpa's wake. I didn't know the man that long, but when we went out to dinner it was a requirement that the place had a full bar so that he could have a pre-dinner martini and then a beer with dinner. When he got sick and eventually had to have a feeding tube, he would have someone rub a little Jack on his lips so he could have a taste. My wife's uncles pretty much said "fark that" and picked up beer on the way to the house after the burial.
 
2013-12-10 02:42:04 PM  

LasersHurt: super_grass: LasersHurt: super_grass: Diplomats and politicians shake hands.

Now watch in amazement as nobody in this thread overreact like the headline suggested.

Boy has this thread made you look like an ass.

Now I know that's it's like to live your life.

Yeah don't have a good sense of humor about something obviously silly or anything. You should definitely get butthurt and "NO U" me.


While the thread has since moved on to silly pictures and shoops, you make passive aggressive comments about not interpreting a fark headline the right way - because somehow contradicting the submitter isn't a pastime here. You then follow up with your quality comment with an invitation to an internet slapfight.

I politely decline.
 
2013-12-10 02:43:20 PM  

super_grass: LasersHurt: super_grass: LasersHurt: super_grass: Diplomats and politicians shake hands.

Now watch in amazement as nobody in this thread overreact like the headline suggested.

Boy has this thread made you look like an ass.

Now I know that's it's like to live your life.

Yeah don't have a good sense of humor about something obviously silly or anything. You should definitely get butthurt and "NO U" me.

While the thread has since moved on to silly pictures and shoops, you make passive aggressive comments about not interpreting a fark headline the right way - because somehow contradicting the submitter isn't a pastime here. You then follow up with your quality comment with an invitation to an internet slapfight.

I politely decline.


Man you are reading WAY too much into my comment. I expect you would go "yeah haha wow, look at me giving Fark credit." Nobody is trying to start an internet slapfight, here. Lighten up, Francis.
 
2013-12-10 02:44:07 PM  
Obama should have handed him a Chick Tract before he knew what happened.  There has to be one about communism in the back catalog.
 
2013-12-10 02:44:42 PM  
We should really only post comments that BojanglesPotatodin has pre-approved. His intelligent posts show why he is the arbiter of what is appropriate here.
 
2013-12-10 02:45:15 PM  

dr_blasto: shastacola: Marco Rubio has now officially registered his outrage over Handshakegate. Wondering aloud why Obama didn't confront Castro about Cuba' s dismal human rights record...at a funeral.

Why would Raul Castro know anything if Obama did confront him? Raul was the incoherently drunk brother who Fidel dragged around with him. It isn't like he's going to remember much of anything.


Raul won't last 10 minutes once Fidel days. The Army hates him.
 
2013-12-10 02:45:29 PM  

Dansker: Why not? It's a pertinent response to people trying to make the thread about Farkers.


It is not particularly effective, useful or interesting to counter someone's claim that few Farkers will actually criticize and overreact to Obama's handshake by pointing out that OTHER people on OTHER websites did.

So, again, if you want to do the whole "Hur hur - dem otherside morons shore is reetardit!" by pointing and laughing at Freepers and Breitbarters, that's your bag. I think it's sorta dull and predictable, but each to his own. But it is unrelated to people discussing how Farkers behave.

That's it. When someone says "Few on THIS Fark thread are criticizing Obama as predicted in the headline", saying "you are wrong, because I found other people elsewhere!" is not a response.

EWreckedSean: This guy is heart broken about their mocking


Not hardly. Just incredibly bored of it.
 
2013-12-10 02:46:00 PM  
The HORROR!

media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com
 
2013-12-10 02:46:06 PM  

Ego edo infantia cattus: So, almost 300 posts on a nonsensical politics thread.
Soon.
Soon it will be time for the pony / spidey war.


derpicdn.net
 
2013-12-10 02:47:27 PM  

Epic Fap Session: We should really only post comments that BojanglesPotatodin has pre-approved. His intelligent completely grayed out posts show why my day is so peaceful  he is the arbiter of what is appropriate here.


there we go.
 
2013-12-10 02:49:04 PM  

ladodger34: MadHatter500: Lord_Baull: Evidently some people have never been to a funeral.


/laughter is the best medicine you tards. Anyone that says they've never laughed at one is a liar.

Apparently my family didn't get that memo.  Same with my wife's.  Dour, dull, dead.  All D's at our funerals.  But then, it was all for dour, fun-adverse people.  Laughter would have been out of place at those workaholic's funerals.

Some people just get goofy about funerals. A (second) cousin's wife got upset at my grandma's burial because we were yucking it up. Nevermind that she barely knew my grandma and that my grandma had passed away two months earlier (she was cremated and we had her buried in North Dakota) so it wasn't exactly an open wound for us. Turns out that funerals in her family are solemn affairs. So it goes.

And then there was my wife's aunt (fundie Catholic) that decided there wouldn't be any beer at Grandpa's wake. I didn't know the man that long, but when we went out to dinner it was a requirement that the place had a full bar so that he could have a pre-dinner martini and then a beer with dinner. When he got sick and eventually had to have a feeding tube, he would have someone rub a little Jack on his lips so he could have a taste. My wife's uncles pretty much said "fark that" and picked up beer on the way to the house after the burial.


My then-wife, brother, sister-in-law, and I all went to a bar a couple of hours before my paternal grandmother's wake and got a little bit tipsy. I think that's the only way we were able to get through the thing without openly bawling.
 
2013-12-10 02:49:13 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: jst3p: Because mocking them provides amusement.

Not really, no.


Yes really, yes.

Especially when it is people mocking caricatures of what they think their binary politico 'adversaries' are "really thinking".


Freepers are actual people, that is what makes it so amusing. The only think keeping it from being awesome is the fact that their vote counts the same as mine, not because I disagree with them but because many of them are ignorant and misinformed.
 
2013-12-10 02:49:21 PM  

AlHarris31: Obama should have handed him a Chick Tract Jr. Mint before he knew what happened.  There has to be one about communism in the back catalog.

 
2013-12-10 02:51:07 PM  

Prophet of Loss: KellyX: LessO2: Aaaaaand the derp just keeps on coming....

"If he was going to shake his hand, he should have asked him about those basic freedoms Mandela was associated with that are denied in Cuba," [Marco] Rubio told ABC News.

Source

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That's what I'm seeing from the conservatives

Who cares? Communism leads to a tiny elite controlling the majority of the resources.

In Capitalism, is there any effective different? The Party, The Corporation, The King? Does it really matter?


"Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite."  - RAND PAUL
 
2013-12-10 02:51:31 PM  

Epic Fap Session: We should really only post comments that BojanglesPotatodin has pre-approved.


I appreciate your faith in my judgment, but that is not only unnecessary, it's unrelated to anything I posted.

What I said is simply that when people are talking about Farkers, comments about unrelated non-Farkers on some other website isn't particularly interesting or useful.

Also, if you want to start up your own conversation about something other than this thread, don't quote and then respond to a post specifically about the thread.
 
2013-12-10 02:53:21 PM  
I'm no student of international politics, but I can't help but think it would be a positive move to work towards normalized relations with Cuba. Hopefully Castro Jr. will make the first move. I don't expect it, but then again, I never expected to see the Berlin Wall fall in my lifetime, either.
 
2013-12-10 02:53:39 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Epic Fap Session: We should really only post comments that BojanglesPotatodin has pre-approved.

I appreciate your faith in my judgment, but that is not only unnecessary, it's unrelated to anything I posted.

What I said is simply that when people are talking about Farkers, comments about unrelated non-Farkers on some other website isn't particularly interesting or useful.

Also, if you want to start up your own conversation about something other than this thread, don't quote and then respond to a post specifically about the thread.


Nowhere in the headline does it say farkers will be outraged. Mocking those who are outraged does not have to be limited to farkers.
 
2013-12-10 02:54:21 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Dansker: Why not? It's a pertinent response to people trying to make the thread about Farkers.

It is not particularly effective, useful or interesting to counter someone's claim that few Farkers will actually criticize and overreact to Obama's handshake by pointing out that OTHER people on OTHER websites did.

It's far more on topic than telling other Farkers what they should or shouldn't post. And responding to a headline that is not about Farkers by insisting that everybody only talk about Farkers is far more boring than pointing and laughing at Freepers.

That's it. When someone says "Few on THIS Fark thread are criticizing Obama as predicted in the headline", saying "you are wrong, because I found other people elsewhere!" is not a response.


Headline: Some people will be outraged.
You: Nobody in this thread is outraged.
Someoneelse: No, but some people are outraged.
You: Stop talking about some people! No one here is interested in some people.
 
2013-12-10 02:54:59 PM  

jst3p: Freepers are actual people, that is what makes it so amusing. The only think keeping it from being awesome is the fact that their vote counts the same as mine, not because I disagree with them but because many of them are ignorant and misinformed.


Just so long as you feel superior, I guess. Thank you for sharing. I know that I have lived a long and fruitful life without ever concerning myself with the idiocy of freeperville, but I guess you have different needs than me.
 
2013-12-10 02:55:28 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Dansker: Why not? It's a pertinent response to people trying to make the thread about Farkers.

It is not particularly effective, useful or interesting to counter someone's claim that few Farkers will actually criticize and overreact to Obama's handshake by pointing out that OTHER people on OTHER websites did.

So, again, if you want to do the whole "Hur hur - dem otherside morons shore is reetardit!" by pointing and laughing at Freepers and Breitbarters, that's your bag. I think it's sorta dull and predictable, but each to his own. But it is unrelated to people discussing how Farkers behave.

That's it. When someone says "Few on THIS Fark thread are criticizing Obama as predicted in the headline", saying "you are wrong, because I found other people elsewhere!" is not a response.

EWreckedSean: This guy is heart broken about their mocking

Not hardly. Just incredibly bored of it.


Good grief, if this is how you act when you find something dull, predictable and boring, I'd hate to see what happens when something actually catches your interest.
 
2013-12-10 02:56:26 PM  

Ego edo infantia cattus: So, almost 300 posts on a nonsensical politics thread.
Soon.
Soon it will be time for the pony / spidey war.


I shall cast the first stone.

i1330.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-10 02:56:30 PM  
My then-wife, brother, sister-in-law, and I all went to a bar a couple of hours before my paternal grandmother's wake and got a little bit tipsy. I think that's the only way we were able to get through the thing without openly bawling.

True story.. the grandpa referenced in the story died the week before our wedding. Our wedding week was Rosary on Tuesday, Funeral/Burial on Wednesday, Rehearsal on Friday, Wedding on Saturday.

We had a family dinner at the in-laws house the night of the funeral. Most of the folks who went to the funeral came to the house and we got really, really drunk that night. It was like a much needed release valve for everyone involved.
 
2013-12-10 02:57:42 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: jst3p: Freepers are actual people, that is what makes it so amusing. The only think keeping it from being awesome is the fact that their vote counts the same as mine, not because I disagree with them but because many of them are ignorant and misinformed.

Just so long as you feel superior, I guess.


Some of us are superior.

 Thank you for sharing. I know that I have lived a long and fruitful life without ever concerning myself with the idiocy of freeperville,

You do seem to be spending a lot of time getting poutraged that farkers are mocking them though.