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(NewsBusters)   Groupon would like to tell all the people that informed them that Alexander Hamilton was not a president that they are entitled to their own opinion. Subby prefers Burr's opinion on the matter   (newsbusters.org) divider line 45
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2014-02-17 08:28:53 AM
It was in the past, none of you were alive then.  We'll never know for sure.
 
2014-02-17 08:37:06 AM
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Ooookay?
 
2014-02-17 09:00:37 AM
Slightly more comprehensive.

And Newsbusters?  You can't have "derp."  Not yours.
 
2014-02-17 09:02:18 AM
NewsBusters is criticizing Groupon?

Wow. And I had been informed that they were a legitimate news criticism organization.

This is my shocked face.
 
2014-02-17 09:18:59 AM

Somacandra: Wow. And I had been informed that they were a legitimate news criticism organization.


If it's legitimate news criticism, it has ways of shutting all that down.
 
2014-02-17 09:19:28 AM
God help me, I read the comments again. It went derp from line one, and was in full Herpistan by the second.
 
2014-02-17 09:19:39 AM
I'm sure if Groupon will just send them a stack of bills bearing the likeness of President Franklin, the whole matter will be forgotten.
 
2014-02-17 09:20:39 AM
She wasn't President?


img.thesun.co.uk
 
2014-02-17 09:21:20 AM

lilbjorn: I'm sure if Groupon will just send them a stack of bills bearing the likeness of President Franklin, the whole matter will be forgotten.


Little Richard sees what you did there.
 
2014-02-17 09:22:12 AM
Article: "Groupon, Groupon, Groupon..."

Comments: "OBAMA!!!"
 
2014-02-17 09:23:17 AM

SordidEuphemism: God help me, I read the comments again. It went derp from line one, and was in full Herpistan by the second.


I just made a comment about Reagan's record and "opinions" which I'm sure will get moderated right out of there.
 
2014-02-17 09:24:32 AM
So, Fartbama is the founder of Groupon?
 
2014-02-17 09:25:53 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!: So, Fartbama is the founder of Groupon?


No, he usurped that position, too.
 
2014-02-17 09:29:19 AM
Why did I read the comments? Good god that was depressing. Is the inability to detect satire a sign of mental illness?

Also, has the term low-information voter ever been used non-ironically on the internet?
 
2014-02-17 09:31:16 AM

Diogenes: Slightly more comprehensive.

And Newsbusters?  You can't have "derp."  Not yours.


Thank you. For all of this.

/seriously disgusted by some of the links around here
//is there a secret Derp Competition going on? Or a plot to ruin Fark?
 
2014-02-17 09:34:13 AM

wambu: She wasn't President?


Good to see she has her Veep on a leash, not the reverse like the Cheney/(bush) years.

/yeah, I know, we're all supposed to love Dubya now
 
2014-02-17 09:34:55 AM

brimed03: Diogenes: Slightly more comprehensive.

And Newsbusters?  You can't have "derp."  Not yours.

Thank you. For all of this.

/seriously disgusted by some of the links around here
//is there a secret Derp Competition going on? Or a plot to ruin Fark?


Oh, I think it's fine.  Seriously.  Show it all.  Let the ugly be seen in the light of day so it can be properly mocked.

But it does make me laugh when people biatch about bias on Fark.  At least our comments aren't moderated away when they differ from the supposed "bias" of the site.
 
2014-02-17 09:36:45 AM
Teach the controversy is all I say.
 
2014-02-17 09:37:07 AM
Well that's like, your opinion, man.
 
2014-02-17 09:37:33 AM

dukeblue219: Also, has the term low-information voter ever been used non-ironically on the internet?


I believe it's only ever used to mean "people who disagree with me".
 
2014-02-17 09:39:20 AM

Arkanaut: dukeblue219: Also, has the term low-information voter ever been used non-ironically on the internet?

I believe it's only ever used to mean "people who disagree with me".


Let's just agree to disagree.
 
2014-02-17 09:42:43 AM
I'm with you subby, Aaron Burr was/is a national hero. I don't care about all that nonsense Burr got into out West, we'll never know the truth of it. All we need to remember is that he relieved the world of Alexander Hamilton.
 
2014-02-17 09:48:15 AM
AAHHHHHHHN BUUUUHHHHHHH!

/obscure?
 
2014-02-17 09:55:00 AM

Hilarity_N_Sues: AAHHHHHHHN BUUUUHHHHHHH!

/obscure?


Got milk?

/was sure it would pop up in this thread
 
2014-02-17 10:08:28 AM

Nightfish: Hilarity_N_Sues: AAHHHHHHHN BUUUUHHHHHHH!

/obscure?

Got milk?

/was sure it would pop up in this thread


As many things has Frogurt has been in, that commercial will probably be the only thing people recognize him for.
/Well, besides Frogurt.
 
2014-02-17 10:12:40 AM
From the commentsPeople with perception understand [Obama] is a dictator. But I respect the opinions of people who quaintly, naively refer to him as "President Obama." Ignorance must, indeed, be bliss.

I've spent the last 10 minutes trying to formulate a response to this, but honestly, it just speaks for itself in its simple ironic beauty.
 
2014-02-17 10:26:31 AM
Poor Ken Sheppard. He's trying so hard, but doesn't fully understand subjunctive mood. He's probably one of those people who drops "whomever" into places where subjective case is clearly required.
 
2014-02-17 10:32:39 AM
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2014-02-17 10:42:46 AM
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2014-02-17 10:51:45 AM

EvilEgg: It was in the past, none of you were alive then.  We'll never know for sure.


I love you
 
2014-02-17 10:56:55 AM

dukeblue219: Why did I read the comments? Good god that was depressing. Is the inability to detect satire a sign of mental illness?

Also, has the term low-information voter ever been used non-ironically on the internet?


If there are deliberate trolls on FARK, couldn't one assume that there are deliberate trolls on other comment threads on the internet?

I tell myself that the people making the stupidest, most inappropriately political comments are really just playing for attention, and it makes me feel better.  Doesn't do anything for the overall state of education in this country, but neither does feeding trolls.

I have a dream, that all comment forums will be created equal.  Where people will be judged not by the color of the tone of their posts, but by the content of their comments.  When the cheap thrill of being a troll is trumped by actual dialogue.  Where ignorance is not encouraged for the sake of humor.

/unlike MLK's dream, mine isn't likely to come true.  Racism will die out long before trolls do.
 
2014-02-17 11:02:34 AM

Diogenes: And Newsbusters? You can't have "derp." Not yours.


newsbusters is become derp
 
2014-02-17 11:17:52 AM
FWIW, it's only President's Day in about half the states The federal holiday is still Washington's Birthday. We have a President's Day here in MA, but it is May the 29th.
 
2014-02-17 11:38:47 AM

Somacandra: NewsBusters is criticizing Groupon?

Wow. And I had been informed that they were a legitimate news criticism organization.

This is my shocked face.


C'mon.  NewsBusters "articles" usually get beaten like a rented mule in the first five comments.  Let the little waterheads get something besides a Participation ribbon once a year.
 
2014-02-17 11:43:09 AM

Fast Moon: From the comments:  People with perception understand [Obama] is a dictator. But I respect the opinions of people who quaintly, naively refer to him as "President Obama." Ignorance must, indeed, be bliss.

I've spent the last 10 minutes trying to formulate a response to this, but honestly, it just speaks for itself in its simple ironic beauty.


Ah, I remember when the comments were "Why won't that lazy Affirmative Action hire quit shuckin' and jivin' and JUST LEAD?!?"

It seems like only yesterday.  Wait a minute.  It WAS yesterday.
 
2014-02-17 11:50:30 AM

SordidEuphemism: God help me, I read the comments again. It went derp from line one, and was in full Herpistan by the second.


Oh fark me, I read them too before realizing this was NutBusters
 
2014-02-17 11:51:20 AM
My old roomate has a friend that over the years has become conservative and an avid watcher of Fox news.

A couple of years ago this friend forwarded an anti-Obama screed that was going around to a few dozen people.  My roommate knew that the main points of the screed were provably incorrect, so he wrote a reply, complete with links to citations from reliable sites like Snopes and newspapers, and did it as a "Reply All".

The friend was livid, and wrote back (replying to all, natch) that he had freedom of speech, and how dare my roomate disrespect him by posting the reply to everyone.  My roomate replied "The freedom of speech does not give you the freedom to be wrong.  Believe what you like, but don't make up things to support your point of view, and don't expect to be challenged when your facts are wrong."

That was the straw that broke up a 40 year friendship.
 
2014-02-17 11:53:52 AM

EvilEgg: It was in the past, none of you were alive then.  We'll never know for sure.


Were you there?
 
2014-02-17 12:11:49 PM
Hey, you know what this isn't?

Interesting.
 
2014-02-17 12:45:18 PM
Apply directly to forehead.
 
2014-02-17 03:20:37 PM
 
2014-02-17 06:57:23 PM

ciberido: EvilEgg: It was in the past, none of you were alive then.  We'll never know for sure.

Were you there?


I have it on good authority that President Hamilton never walked on the moon but he was the third shoter on the grassy knoll.

/r/conspiracy
//and he opened the first Bilderburger franchise
///three slashies make it truthier
 
2014-02-17 07:08:48 PM
Wait a minute. Leb me get ma Milb!!! Oooohhh!!!!
 
2014-02-17 09:46:08 PM
Even Wallace knew Hamilton was never a president: Link

NSFW language
 
2014-02-18 12:24:40 AM

brimed03: Diogenes: Slightly more comprehensive.

And Newsbusters?  You can't have "derp."  Not yours.

Thank you. For all of this.

/seriously disgusted by some of the links around here
//is there a secret Derp Competition going on? Or a plot to ruin Fark?


I refuse to click a news busters link, they are evil. Any legit source?
 
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