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
super_grass: Diplomats and politicians shake hands.Now watch in amazement as nobody in this thread overreact like the headline suggested.
ManateeGag: And what should he have done at the funeral? Punched him in the face?
mrshowrules: Fair enough but at some point, people need to get over it.
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.
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.
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?
BojanglesPaladin: you know where to go
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" capitalistsMeh. 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?
Mikey1969: WI241TH: Mikey1969: To: InnovativeObozo: "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.
super_grass: MikeyFuccon: super_grass: Far more scandalous:[i.imgur.com image 820x960]Any word on who that woman is?Danish 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.
karnal: One is a ruthless dictator - the other is President of Cuba
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.
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.
RyogaM: BojanglesPaladin: Mikey1969: No, that's here(EXACTLY like the headline suggested):http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3100206/postsDude. No one here cares what happens in freeperville. Leave that shiat there.I care....
BojanglesPaladin: Number of People Criticizing Obama for Shaking Castro's hand in this thread: 0Number of people complaining about people complaining about Obama shaking Castro's Hand: 36
flucto: He should have leaned over and said "ha, now we have your DNA"
flucto: Oh boy, here comes the commie Muslim wealth confiscating death panels.
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