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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 44
    More: Interesting, President of Cuba, President Raul Castro, Nelson Mandela, President Obama, humans, moral clarity, Cuban Revolution, President of Brazil  
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2013-12-10 12:23:21 PM  
13 votes:
a.abcnews.com
"Thanks for Ted Cruz, asshole"
2013-12-10 01:42:35 PM  
9 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-12-10 10:50:46 AM  
6 votes:
Mandela, Obama, Castro. They are all Communists. Castro just hasn't won the Nobel Prize.

Yet.
2013-12-10 11:09:59 AM  
5 votes:
They were merely exchanging long protein strings. If you can think of a simpler way, I'd like to hear it.
2013-12-10 11:41:12 AM  
4 votes:

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 10:45:06 AM  
3 votes:
i49.tinypic.com
2013-12-10 12:55:37 PM  
2 votes:
Pff.  Our Navy has been friendly with Castro since at least 2012.

i40.tinypic.com
2013-12-10 12:39:26 PM  
2 votes:
RON PAUL - ON P + CASTRO =

RAUL CASTRO

/STUDY IT OUT
2013-12-10 12:25:12 PM  
2 votes:
Far more scandalous:

i.imgur.com
2013-12-10 12:24:47 PM  
2 votes:
crooksandliars.com

Communism or capitalism, either way the poor get screwed, hahahaha
2013-12-10 12:13:48 PM  
2 votes:
I guess the POTUS didn't get the memo that funeral selfies are in bad taste.
cdn.breitbart.com
2013-12-10 11:52:12 AM  
2 votes:
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 11:31:34 AM  
2 votes:

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 11:30:37 AM  
2 votes:

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 11:16:56 AM  
2 votes:
One is a ruthless dictator - the other is President of Cuba
2013-12-10 11:16:32 AM  
2 votes:
And what should he have done at the funeral?  Punched him in the face?
2013-12-10 11:08:20 AM  
2 votes:
They were catching up on old times.  After all, Raul taught at the Madrassa that Obama went to.
2013-12-10 10:40:36 AM  
2 votes:
Don't worry: I have it on good authority the President got over on Raul:

www.dvdtalk.com
2013-12-10 04:47:25 PM  
1 votes:

mrshowrules: Fair enough but at some point, people need to get over it.

Perhaps. As I said, it may not be rational. But I don't think that's my call to make. I tend to view exiled Cuban's grievances in much the same way as I view displaced Palestinian's grievances: They would know much better than me how legitimate their issues are.
2013-12-10 04:46:02 PM  
1 votes:

mrshowrules: BojanglesPaladin: mrshowrules: Not in my family but I have friends from Cuba.

I don't think you will see what "the big deal" is about Cuba and America unless you have been exposed to exiled Cubans in America.
To you and me, this is some ancient thing that happened to some other people somewhere. For them it is not.

I know a handful of Cubans and children of Cubans. They have house keys to homes long gone. Photos and deeds of places they can never go back to. They can't visit their parent's graves, or see their home towns.

And in their minds, it's because of Castro. They have parents and cousins and sibling who were killed or brutalized by Castro. They arrived destitute to a country that gave them a home and allowed them to thrive.

There is both a deep, and abiding hatred of Castro's Cuba, and a deep and rooted love for America that can be hard to understand if you haven't spent some time with exiled Cubans.

It may not be entirely rational, but it is strong.

Fair enough but at some point, people need to get over it.


Tell that to the Palestinians too?
2013-12-10 02:57:42 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-12-10 02:44:42 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:15:06 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:39:11 PM  
1 votes:

BojanglesPaladin: you know where to go


And if you don't, I'll be happy to tll you where to go.
2013-12-10 01:18:47 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-12-10 12:54:29 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:48:28 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:35:37 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:27:56 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:26:30 PM  
1 votes:
twoterroristsshakinghands.jpg

i41.tinypic.com
2013-12-10 12:24:01 PM  
1 votes:
media.smithsonianmag.com
2013-12-10 12:09:15 PM  
1 votes:

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


10/10.
2013-12-10 11:52:00 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:43:30 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:39:00 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:38:56 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:31:24 AM  
1 votes:
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 11:24:39 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:17:33 AM  
1 votes:
That does it, Obama will never carry South Florida in a presidential election again!
2013-12-10 11:17:21 AM  
1 votes:
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 11:00:34 AM  
1 votes:
I'm not caring until I see the BENGHAZI connection.
2013-12-10 10:54:23 AM  
1 votes:
Oh this should be good.
2013-12-10 10:40:49 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:30:35 AM  
1 votes:
Oh boy, here comes the commie Muslim wealth confiscating death panels.
 
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