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(The Daily Beast)   That handshake with Obama and Castro? Yeah, that was a well-planned troll. And we all took a big bite   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 34
    More: Followup, President Obama, Castros, Raul Castro, Cuban Revolution, humans, Cuban Government, Secretary of State John Kerry, Robert Menendez  
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2013-12-12 09:34:53 AM  
4 votes:

Wooly Bully: -- noted Cuban John McCain


He's Panamanian, you racist.
2013-12-12 09:01:28 AM  
3 votes:

Gdalescrboz: You....you took a bit bite. The majority of us don't give a shiat who a grown man shakes hands with


www.thechicagodope.com

Or kisses.
2013-12-12 12:00:46 PM  
2 votes:

JusticeandIndependence: Rex Kramer - Danger Seeker: Eh. I wish he didn't shake his hand, but it's not really a hot button issue for me. It's not like the guy took a smiling group photo at a funeral or something. I mean, THAT would be a pure ghetto/trailer trash move right there, right?

What's wrong with shaking a hand?

"Hey nice to meet you, how about we talk over some coffee or tea and discuss our differences and maybe come to a middle ground?"

What is wrong with that?


It reeks of cowardace and dijon mustard.
2013-12-12 10:36:45 AM  
2 votes:

SlothB77: there are Americans in prison in Cuba. Obama's got no business shaking the guy's hand


There are Americans in prison in American. Obama's got no business touching himself at night.
2013-12-12 10:24:21 AM  
2 votes:

doubled99: What is with this meme in the last couple of days where people pretend that nobody at all is reacting negatively to things? Every thread is all "Psh nobody on the right is overreacting, now or ever. Duh."


It fits perfectly with the plethora of stories claiming "people are outraged and offended" over something then have no citation other than some random Twitter comments somewhere.


www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com
"Nobody has expressed any outrage whatsoever.  The talking heads on TV don't count.  The bloggers don't count.  The congressmen don't count.  The ordinary people on Twitter and Facebook don't count.  See, no outrage.  How dare you libtards accuse us of being outraged?"
2013-12-12 10:00:20 AM  
2 votes:
THE GREAT NAME: [oeuvre]

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT A LIBERAL BELIEVES, ASK A CONSERVATIVE.

2013-12-12 09:16:07 AM  
2 votes:

The Muthaship: I love how the media always tells us of the secret brilliance of every dumb ass move this guy makes.


So your position is that having diplomatic discussions with a country physically close to our own is a dumbass move?

Sounds like your opinion of Obama is sort of like this;
static.someecards.com
2013-12-12 02:11:43 PM  
1 votes:
For most of the thread all I've been seeing is this:

209.160.41.119

I love when threads get so derailed they're pointless...
2013-12-12 01:21:57 PM  
1 votes:

THE GREAT NAME: stevenboof: THE GREAT NAME: stevenboof: THE GREAT NAME: NAME understands libs so well that several of the libs on this very thread are actually NAME's sock-puppets (that is, NAME posting under another account name). Bet you can't guess which ;-)

Hmmmmm, setting up multiple accounts for the sole purpose of trolling.  Too bad there aren't any rules about his type of behavior.

Have you guessed which yet? Hint: I always give them properly capitalised names.

I couldn't care less about what you do with your alts.  It's just good to see having alts for the sole purpose of trolling is cool now.

Nope, not trolling. The alts are there to provide better lib arguments than actual libs can manage, so that NAME has something to get NAME's teeth into.


t1.gstatic.com


Do you gently weep "libs" in to your pillow wile trying to fall asleep too?
2013-12-12 01:18:20 PM  
1 votes:

THE GREAT NAME: Nappy Imus: Its starting to sound like THE GREAT NAME is a bot, you know, an automatic response program with no human pulling the strings. Watch :D

You're so convinced of you lib opinions, that you can't even accept as human those who disagree. Sad, really. Luckily libs are not as organised as the Germans otherwise you would no doubt start Holocausting those who do not share stupid lib opinions.


He's like some lib insult generator code run amok
2013-12-12 01:07:57 PM  
1 votes:
trappedspirit routinely goes to the water cooler saying "I have yet to see this 9/11 thing happen, but there sure are a lot of apologists!"
2013-12-12 12:40:41 PM  
1 votes:
What's this "we" shiat, submitter? I don't give a fark who the president shakes hands with. It's a handshake, not a wedding ceremony.

But then, I'm a grownup, not a whiny, pussified, know-nothing asshole who's always looking for something to be afraid of.
2013-12-12 12:39:01 PM  
1 votes:

THE GREAT NAME: Wooly Bully:
"Neville Chamberlain shook hands with Hitler"
-- noted Cuban John McCain

That's not outrage, that's a perceptive and pertinent observation.

What exactly is it about Hitler and the Nazis that make them - and only them - inadmissible for the purposes of learning from history?


Alright, go on then: How is Obama shaking Castro's hand, when they happen to meet at a memorial service for a guy they both liked a lot, the same as Neville Chamberlain shaking hands with Hitler over the Munich Agreement?
(Difficulty: Your answer has to be perceptive and pertinent)
2013-12-12 12:26:28 PM  
1 votes:
I think it's pretty shameful to see him shaking hands with an unapologetic communist, but come on, when is he going to get another chance to shake hands with the POTUS?
2013-12-12 12:24:11 PM  
1 votes:

THE GREAT NAME: dinch: Hilarious. This reminds me of a friend of mine that was cheating on her boyfriend. For some dumb reason the guy she was cheating with sent her a love letter, and for an even dumber reason she held on to it. When her boyfriend found it and confronted her she grabbed the note, tore it up and flushed it down the toilet. Then denied there was ever a note.

The people in this thread stating that there was never any outrage are like that girl. Unfortunately, you can't flush the interwebs down the toilet.

You hang out with love cheats? Typical lib.


Like I'm going to care if a stupid girl tries to insult me.
2013-12-12 12:21:08 PM  
1 votes:
Hey, it's not like he misspelled potato or something.
2013-12-12 12:13:03 PM  
1 votes:

THE GREAT NAME: Pants full of macaroni!!: jso2897: No. That's just another right wing blog about "what liberals think".
I'm asking you what YOU think - if indeed, you think anything at all - and you don't seem to be coming up with any answers.
(Save yourself the keystrokes of name-calling, like "pubescent" - I just ignore that stuff)
It's starting to look like you don't really have any coherent, expressable views at all.
DO you?

He sure does know how to condescend though!

And ultimately, isn't that what really matters?

NAME understands libs so well that several of the libs on this very thread are actually NAME's sock-puppets (that is, NAME posting under another account name). Bet you can't guess which ;-)


Who the hell would do that?  Who would argue with themself on the internet.  Are you the South African sign language translator who was having a psychotic break?
2013-12-12 12:12:30 PM  
1 votes:
I've done a lot of things I'm not proud of, but I've never been so lonely and pathetic that I would have an argument with myself on an internet message board.
2013-12-12 12:06:52 PM  
1 votes:

Coming on a Bicycle: KellyX: So let me get this straight...

The Obama Administration has been quietly for the last 2 months been trying to begin talks with Cuba (which realistically we knew was going on after they announced that Cubans could start traveling there, or whatever that was) and when they got the chance to meet publically at a event on neutral ground, Castro offered his hand and probably told Obama he was ready to talk more and start normalizing relations.

So this is what I see...

1. End 2 wars and start pulling most troops out

2. Killed Osama bin Laden

3. Helped End Gadhafi's dictatorship (not much you can do afterwards with its ppl, they have to sort that out)

4. Something something Egypt... What can you do about people that want to vote stupid in though.

5. Starting process of normalizing relations with Iran

6. Starting process of normalizing relations with Cuba

/but he's worse President ever, not 'cause he's black, god no, how can you bring race into it!? He's just an empty suit do nothing that we're threatened by because he does stuff, oh and he's a communist, marxist, socialist, nazi, fascist, liberal, kenyan, uppity ni.... uhhh... democrat...! Yea! What's the problem with all these bl.... blah people???

And he closed Guantanamo, of course.


He did try.  Congress had a giant bipartisan pants-wetting over bringing the Gitmo detainees onto American soil for trial and detainment, and did everything possible to prevent it from happening.  Because, you know, the instant the terrorists set foot in the US, they'll gain superpowers from our yellow sun and destroy the country.
2013-12-12 11:31:52 AM  
1 votes:

Lord_Baull: trappedspirit: I've seen more apologists for this event than accusers.  This is weird propaganda machine.

[i13.photobucket.com image 222x282]


Yeah, the first I even heard of this was from the apologists on facebook already cranking out stuff like this

i141.photobucket.com
2013-12-12 10:57:29 AM  
1 votes:

DarkVader: China is rapidly becoming a corporatist oligarchy, much like the direction the Republicans aspire to take us.


I, for one, cannot wait for the air quality.

thinkprogress.org
2013-12-12 10:45:44 AM  
1 votes:

stevenboof: THE GREAT NAME: NAME understands libs so well that several of the libs on this very thread are actually NAME's sock-puppets (that is, NAME posting under another account name). Bet you can't guess which ;-)

Hmmmmm, setting up multiple accounts for the sole purpose of trolling.  Too bad there aren't any rules about his type of behavior.


It can have other bad consequences as well - did I ever tell you guys about the man who taught his asshole to talk? His whole abdomen would move up and down you dig farting out the words. It was unlike anything I ever heard.
This ass talk had sort of a gut frequency. It hit you right down there like you gotta go. You know when the old colon gives you the elbow and it feels sorta cold inside, and you know all you have to do is turn loose? Well this talking hit you right down there, a bubbly, thick stagnant sound, a sound you could smell.
This man worked for a carnival you dig, and to start with it was like a novelty ventriliquist act. Real funny, too, at first. He had a number he called "The Better 'Ole" that was a scream, I tell you. I forget most of it but it was clever. Like, "Oh I say, are you still down there, old thing?"
"Nah I had to go relieve myself."
After a while the ass start talking on its own. He would go in without anything prepared and his ass would ad-lib and toss the gags back at him every time.
Then it developed sort of teeth-like little raspy in-curving hooks and started eating. He thought this was cute at first and built an act around it, but the asshole would eat its way through his pants and start talking on the street, shouting out it wanted equal rights. It would get drunk, too, and have crying jags nobody loved it and it wanted to be kissed same as any other mouth. Finally it talked all the time day and night, you could hear him for blocks screaming at it to shut up, and beating it with his fist, and sticking candles up it, but nothing did any good and the asshole said to him: "It's you who will shut up in the end. Not me. Because we dont need you around here any more. I can talk and eat and shiat."
After that he began waking up in the morning with a transparent jelly like a tadpole's tail all over his mouth. This jelly was what the scientists call un-D.T., Undifferentiated Tissue, which can grow into any kind of flesh on the human body. He would tear it off his mouth and the pieces would stick to his hands like burning gasoline jelly and grow there, grow anywhere on him a glob of it fell. So finally his mouth sealed over, and the whole head would have have amputated spontaneous - (did you know there is a condition occurs in parts of Africa and only among Negroes where the little toe amputates spontaneously?) - except for the eyes you dig. Thats one thing the asshole couldn't do was see. It needed the eyes. But nerve connections were blocked and infiltrated and atrophied so the brain couldn't give orders any more. It was trapped in the skull, sealed off. For a while you could see the silent, helpless suffering of the brain behind the eyes, then finally the brain must have died, because the eyes went out, and there was no more feeling in them than a crab's eyes on the end of a stalk.

That's the sort of thing that creating sock-puppets can lead to.
2013-12-12 10:32:45 AM  
1 votes:

Nappy Imus: Its pony time :D


i18.photobucket.com
2013-12-12 10:11:49 AM  
1 votes:

THE GREAT NAME: Fart_Machine: THE GREAT NAME: Wooly Bully: THE GREAT NAME: That's not outrage, that's a perceptive and pertinent observation.

Just what this site needs, more inept lazy trolls.

Hey douchebag, you know there's no such thing as a left-libertarian, right? Can't trust a man who doesn't even know his own political orientation.

Indeed.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Left-libertarianism
Pants full of macaroni!!: THE GREAT NAME: [oeuvre]

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT A LIBERAL BELIEVES, ASK A CONSERVATIVE.

Hey whiney pants do you smash all the mirrors in your house. Cause you sure are scared of being shown yourself.


Did you have a stroke or something?
2013-12-12 09:22:08 AM  
1 votes:

Smoky Dragon Dish: The only people really outraged over this are Cubans.


"Neville Chamberlain shook hands with Hitler"

-- noted Cuban John McCain
2013-12-12 09:16:55 AM  
1 votes:
This 1972 USA surrender photo never got much coverage...
upload.wikimedia.org
... although it marked the beginning of the end for millions of middle class Americans when Mao pulled the old switcheroo on the Capitalist Roader.
2013-12-12 09:10:30 AM  
1 votes:
Yes, but is their wedding announcement also a troll?
2013-12-12 09:01:51 AM  
1 votes:
Why is the media so thrilled by this?

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR: Castro! He's shaking hands with Raul Castro.
CHRIS CUOMO: As Christiane points out, President Obama just shook hands with Raul Castro from Cuba.  What does that say as a gesture?
CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR: It says that this a moment of reconciliation for Mandela. And President Obama is doing the diplomatic thing. He's not just going to walk by and ignore these people who are there.  And they're all in a line.  He's kissing now the U.N. Secretary General, President Zuma.
ROBYN CURNOW: This is a man, and it is so true, who brought people together in life and he continues to bring people together in death.


The media is having orgasms over Obama shaking hands with Castro.  Why is that?  What does that say about them?  Does that seem a bit odd to you?
I mean, there are Americans in prison in Cuba.  Obama's got no business shaking the guy's hand.
2013-12-12 08:59:06 AM  
1 votes:
But, but, but what if people were being paid $20/hr to be outraged?
2013-12-12 08:58:42 AM  
1 votes:

The Muthaship: I love how the media always tells us of the secret brilliance of every dumb ass move this guy makes.

This one was pretty blah, but it does show the consistency.


Speaking of consistency...


/but I think Sen. McCain called him "that one."
2013-12-12 08:54:07 AM  
1 votes:

GORDON: I've never seen anyone actually outraged over it, but I have seen a lot of people talking about the right wing's outrage.

/outrage


You are correct. For all of the claims of outrage, absolutely no one has actually expressed any outrage.
2013-12-12 08:52:03 AM  
1 votes:
I love how the media always tells us of the secret brilliance of every dumb ass move this guy makes.

This one was pretty blah, but it does show the consistency.
2013-12-12 08:50:38 AM  
1 votes:
I've never seen anyone actually outraged over it, but I have seen a lot of people talking about the right wing's outrage.

/outrage
2013-12-12 08:29:27 AM  
1 votes:
Not sure how it was troll from TFA but the only ones pants wetting over the hand shake are right wingers that are outraged over everything Obama does or doesn't do
 
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