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(National Geographic)   Okay, this blaming Obama for everything meme is getting out of hand   (news.nationalgeographic.com) divider line 130
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2014-05-03 08:30:46 AM  
Yeah, and whose fault you think that is?

That's right.
 
2014-05-03 08:40:08 AM  
Obama probably submitted that headline for sympathy. Thanks Obama.
 
NFA
2014-05-03 08:54:01 AM  
i1221.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-03 08:56:02 AM  
"Why do you think it was Obama?"

"He supports the Muslim Brotherhood, who are doing this stuff."

"No, he doesn't.  Never has."

"But Obama stopped our foreign aid from the US."

"He can't  do that, that's Congress - and they sent Egypt 1.5 Billion."

"I never saw it.  But let's talk about the Muslim Brotherhood, which is Obama's fault because they get money from Qatar, which gets aid from the US."

"So does Egypt."

"That's beside the point."

I swear to Elvis, it's like talking to a TeaTard.
 
2014-05-03 09:26:42 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: "Why do you think it was Obama?"

"He supports the Muslim Brotherhood, who are doing this stuff."

"No, he doesn't.  Never has."

"But Obama stopped our foreign aid from the US."

"He can't  do that, that's Congress - and they sent Egypt 1.5 Billion."

"I never saw it.  But let's talk about the Muslim Brotherhood, which is Obama's fault because they get money from Qatar, which gets aid from the US."

"So does Egypt."

"That's beside the point."

I swear to Elvis, it's like talking to a TeaTard.


This
 
2014-05-03 09:29:01 AM  
Obama is still black so I'm not sure I understand subby's point.
 
2014-05-03 09:30:28 AM  
FARTBONGO!
 
2014-05-03 09:33:32 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: "Why do you think it was Obama?"

"He supports the Muslim Brotherhood, who are doing this stuff."

"No, he doesn't.  Never has."

"But Obama stopped our foreign aid from the US."

"He can't  do that, that's Congress - and they sent Egypt 1.5 Billion."

"I never saw it.  But let's talk about the Muslim Brotherhood, which is Obama's fault because they get money from Qatar, which gets aid from the US."

"So does Egypt."

"That's beside the point."

I swear to Elvis, it's like talking to a TeaTard.


Except that Egyptians make less sense.

/been there, lived that, not goin' back
 
2014-05-03 09:39:14 AM  
That was actually a really good article. What's it doing on Fark?
 
2014-05-03 09:46:32 AM  
Well, it can't be Obama's fault. He''s the leader of the free world.
 
2014-05-03 09:46:39 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: "Why do you think it was Obama?"

"He supports the Muslim Brotherhood, who are doing this stuff."

"No, he doesn't.  Never has."

"But Obama stopped our foreign aid from the US."

"He can't  do that, that's Congress - and they sent Egypt 1.5 Billion."

"I never saw it.  But let's talk about the Muslim Brotherhood, which is Obama's fault because they get money from Qatar, which gets aid from the US."

"So does Egypt."

"That's beside the point."

I swear to Elvis, it's like talking to a TeaTard.


The point is, you're trying to distract us from the real issue, which is BENGHAZI
 
2014-05-03 09:52:31 AM  

NobleHam: That was actually a really good article. What's it doing on Fark?


I love NatGeo.  I still buy the occasional dead-tree magazine of theirs, because their articles are damn informative and the pictures from around the world are just top notch work.  Their website gets regular traffic from me.
 
2014-05-03 09:54:00 AM  

zamboni: Yeah, and whose fault you think that is?

That's right.


Placing blame about a blame problem and finding fault in placing blame?

It's blamception!
 
2014-05-03 09:54:23 AM  
Meme got out of hand? Thanks Obama!
 
2014-05-03 09:54:46 AM  
I heard a good one on shortwave radio last night...
Seems Obama is using HAARP waves and space-borne lasers to generate not only the tornadoes and flooding in the southern states but also the string of recent earthquakes in Oklahoma in order to soften up the good white people down there for the ultimate attack. The kicker was that Obama was being aided by the Rothschilds, who have bought up all the earth and space weather web sites, which otherwise would provide the "facts" behind the HAARP conspiracy.
The guy talking on the 49-meter band last night went on for more than an hour about this.
I had heard the HAARP wackos calling into CSPAN occasionally, but didn't know there were so many insane people in this world until I Googled the term this morning.
They're nuts! (And, I might add my own conspiracy theory: There's one hell of a well-financed psychological warfare operation being waged upon the vulnerable dim-wit population of the U.S.)
Meanwhile, I'm disappointed and still waiting for my free 4G cell phone that Obama is giving out to everyone who signs up for Obamacare -- something I also learned on shortwave.
 
2014-05-03 09:55:20 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: "Why do you think it was Obama?"

"He supports the Muslim Brotherhood, who are doing this stuff."

"No, he doesn't.  Never has."

"But Obama stopped our foreign aid from the US."

"He can't  do that, that's Congress - and they sent Egypt 1.5 Billion."

"I never saw it.  But let's talk about the Muslim Brotherhood, which is Obama's fault because they get money from Qatar, which gets aid from the US."

"So does Egypt."

"That's beside the point."

I swear to Elvis, it's like talking to a TeaTard.


What gives with Obama supporters saying the opposite of reality that occured within the last few years and pretending as if it's impossible to fact check them?

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2012/10/23/opinion/roger-cohen-working-wit h- the-muslim-brotherhood.html
 
2014-05-03 09:56:47 AM  

zamboni: Yeah, and whose fault you think that is?

That's right.



Memes were only a minor problem before Obama was elected.
 
2014-05-03 09:57:15 AM  
Why does Obama still insist on being Black, that's the real problem here..
 
2014-05-03 09:57:52 AM  
Never gets old......

/thanks, Obama!
 
2014-05-03 09:58:51 AM  
Well if Obama would stop doing everything, we could stop blaming him for everything. Oh great, now he's making me go out and see a movie. Thanks Obama... ;-)

(No really, Thanks Obama. Sorry if it sounded sarcastic)
 
2014-05-03 10:00:35 AM  
coonlakebeach.com

Also Obama's fault.
 
2014-05-03 10:01:44 AM  
I sat on my balls the other day.

THANKS OBAMA!
 
2014-05-03 10:04:03 AM  
JAYoung


Which frequency is potato?
 
2014-05-03 10:06:36 AM  

NobleHam: That was actually a really good article. What's it doing on Fark?


Yeah. The journalist actually challenged the guys incorrect assumptions. Why can't we have that in our political system anymore?
 
2014-05-03 10:07:08 AM  
I wonder if you can make a quarter-wave antenna with potato's on a stick?
 
2014-05-03 10:08:06 AM  
*oes


/need more coffee..
 
2014-05-03 10:13:04 AM  

mshefler: NobleHam: That was actually a really good article. What's it doing on Fark?

Yeah. The journalist actually challenged the guys incorrect assumptions. Why can't we have that in our political system anymore?


Because journalism be damned, access is what's important.
 
2014-05-03 10:16:11 AM  
Egyptian Governor Blames Obama for Burned Churches

You know, you don't have to go halfway around the world to find someone blaming Obama for violence against Christians in a country his has no power in or authority over.  There's perfectly good bad Americans who would be happy to have that job.
 
2014-05-03 10:17:00 AM  

NFA:


The right has become so insane I honestly can't tell if that's fake or not.
 
2014-05-03 10:19:14 AM  

Shadowknight: NobleHam: That was actually a really good article. What's it doing on Fark?

I love NatGeo.  I still buy the occasional dead-tree magazine of theirs, because their articles are damn informative and the pictures from around the world are just top notch work.  Their website gets regular traffic from me.


My wife, an art teacher at a private school, is computerphobic to put it mildly. All the teachers and students were issued iPads; hers sits on a shelf, although she has been known to play Bedazzled on it occasionally. We were discussing it the other day and I noted that the computer was good for at least one thing: she no longer has to collect old National Geographics to cut up. She just goes on line and GISes what she needs like the rest of us.
 
2014-05-03 10:19:33 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: "Why do you think it was Obama?"

"He supports the Muslim Brotherhood, who are doing this stuff."

"No, he doesn't.  Never has."

"But Obama stopped our foreign aid from the US."

"He can't  do that, that's Congress - and they sent Egypt 1.5 Billion."

"I never saw it.  But let's talk about the Muslim Brotherhood, which is Obama's fault because they get money from Qatar, which gets aid from the US."

"So does Egypt."

"That's beside the point."

I swear to Elvis, it's like talking to a TeaTard.


Because it is exactly talking to a teatard.

They've been fed lies and outrage to direct their rage about their poor life to some political other. It works in Egypt just as well as here, maybe even better.

Understanding that the USA is the boogie man in many ME countries is tantamount to foreign policy. The USA is ascribed the same shadowy powers and motives the Federal illuminati are.

This is why image is so important. The USA's foreign image is already so distorted that we can't afford to accidentally play into it. Burning korans is totes legal, but a bad idea because it feeds into this image of a USA-anti Muslim conspiracy.

Also you can't reason with fear delusion and ignorance. It's a self defense mechanism to escape blame and soften living in a dictatorial hellhole.
 
2014-05-03 10:19:39 AM  

Karac: Egyptian Governor Blames Obama for Burned Churches

You know, you don't have to go halfway around the world to find someone blaming Obama for violence against Christians in a country his has no power in or authority over.  There's perfectly good bad Americans who would be happy to have that job.


F**king outsourcing knows no bounds.
 
2014-05-03 10:20:19 AM  
 
2014-05-03 10:22:13 AM  

JAYoung: I heard a good one on shortwave radio last night...
Seems Obama is using HAARP waves and space-borne lasers to generate not only the tornadoes and flooding in the southern states but also the string of recent earthquakes in Oklahoma in order to soften up the good white people down there for the ultimate attack. The kicker was that Obama was being aided by the Rothschilds, who have bought up all the earth and space weather web sites, which otherwise would provide the "facts" behind the HAARP conspiracy.
The guy talking on the 49-meter band last night went on for more than an hour about this.
I had heard the HAARP wackos calling into CSPAN occasionally, but didn't know there were so many insane people in this world until I Googled the term this morning.
They're nuts! (And, I might add my own conspiracy theory: There's one hell of a well-financed psychological warfare operation being waged upon the vulnerable dim-wit population of the U.S.)
Meanwhile, I'm disappointed and still waiting for my free 4G cell phone that Obama is giving out to everyone who signs up for Obamacare -- something I also learned on shortwave.


You don't get that until you get gay married.
 
2014-05-03 10:22:30 AM  
Errr. Lots of words got eated in my post. Sorry sentence fragments. Dumb iphone.
 
2014-05-03 10:24:30 AM  
How about we blame the folks who actually burned them?
 
2014-05-03 10:28:29 AM  

clambam: My wife, an art teacher at a private school, is computerphobic to put it mildly. All the teachers and students were issued iPads; hers sits on a shelf, although she has been known to play Bedazzled on it occasionally. We were discussing it the other day and I noted that the computer was good for at least one thing: she no longer has to collect old National Geographics to cut up. She just goes on line and GISes what she needs like the rest of us.


It's funny when you think about how big NatGeo is in our culture (at least for those of us over 30) without us ever really knowing about it.  I read it back in the day when my parents got me a subscription for my 9th birthday.  Being a white kid in a predominately white, boring area of post-industrial collapse mid Michigan, looking in those pages were a view of a much bigger world I would have never otherwise knew existed.  

Then I hit puberty, and it was my first sight of a naked female body, which was a pretty big deal pre-internet.  

The other (non nude) imagery still sticks with me too.  It was the first time I ever heard of modern day genocides, blood diamonds decades before DiCaprio made a movie about it, African warlords holding food and aid, and refugee camps.  shiat, the Afghan Girl picture still captivates me.  

This sounds like a big advertisement for the magazine, I know.  But any sense of journalistic integrity in this day and age needs to be celebrated.
 
2014-05-03 10:40:36 AM  

Esc7: Errr. Lots of words got eated in my post. Sorry sentence fragments. Dumb iphone

thanks Obama.
 
2014-05-03 10:41:28 AM  

JAYoung: I heard a good one on shortwave radio last night...
Seems Obama is using HAARP waves and space-borne lasers to generate not only the tornadoes and flooding in the southern states but also the string of recent earthquakes in Oklahoma in order to soften up the good white people down there for the ultimate attack. The kicker was that Obama was being aided by the Rothschilds, who have bought up all the earth and space weather web sites, which otherwise would provide the "facts" behind the HAARP conspiracy.
The guy talking on the 49-meter band last night went on for more than an hour about this.
I had heard the HAARP wackos calling into CSPAN occasionally, but didn't know there were so many insane people in this world until I Googled the term this morning.
They're nuts! (And, I might add my own conspiracy theory: There's one hell of a well-financed psychological warfare operation being waged upon the vulnerable dim-wit population of the U.S.)
Meanwhile, I'm disappointed and still waiting for my free 4G cell phone that Obama is giving out to everyone who signs up for Obamacare -- something I also learned on shortwave.


Shortwave, the Free Republic of the 20th Century
 
2014-05-03 10:42:06 AM  

Shadowknight: clambam: My wife, an art teacher at a private school, is computerphobic to put it mildly. All the teachers and students were issued iPads; hers sits on a shelf, although she has been known to play Bedazzled on it occasionally. We were discussing it the other day and I noted that the computer was good for at least one thing: she no longer has to collect old National Geographics to cut up. She just goes on line and GISes what she needs like the rest of us.

It's funny when you think about how big NatGeo is in our culture (at least for those of us over 30) without us ever really knowing about it.  I read it back in the day when my parents got me a subscription for my 9th birthday.  Being a white kid in a predominately white, boring area of post-industrial collapse mid Michigan, looking in those pages were a view of a much bigger world I would have never otherwise knew existed.  

Then I hit puberty, and it was my first sight of a naked female body, which was a pretty big deal pre-internet.  

The other (non nude) imagery still sticks with me too.  It was the first time I ever heard of modern day genocides, blood diamonds decades before DiCaprio made a movie about it, African warlords holding food and aid, and refugee camps.  shiat, the Afghan Girl picture still captivates me.  

This sounds like a big advertisement for the magazine, I know.  But any sense of journalistic integrity in this day and age needs to be celebrated.


My grandfather got me a subscription for my seventh birthday and kept renewing it every year until he died--when I was 38. Since I took care of them and kept every single issue, I also inherited HIS collection that goes back to 1908. It's amazing to see articles about the Ottoman Empire when it still existed. I love National Geographic.
 
2014-05-03 10:43:01 AM  

TerminalEchoes: Shadowknight: clambam: My wife, an art teacher at a private school, is computerphobic to put it mildly. All the teachers and students were issued iPads; hers sits on a shelf, although she has been known to play Bedazzled on it occasionally. We were discussing it the other day and I noted that the computer was good for at least one thing: she no longer has to collect old National Geographics to cut up. She just goes on line and GISes what she needs like the rest of us.

It's funny when you think about how big NatGeo is in our culture (at least for those of us over 30) without us ever really knowing about it.  I read it back in the day when my parents got me a subscription for my 9th birthday.  Being a white kid in a predominately white, boring area of post-industrial collapse mid Michigan, looking in those pages were a view of a much bigger world I would have never otherwise knew existed.  

Then I hit puberty, and it was my first sight of a naked female body, which was a pretty big deal pre-internet.  

The other (non nude) imagery still sticks with me too.  It was the first time I ever heard of modern day genocides, blood diamonds decades before DiCaprio made a movie about it, African warlords holding food and aid, and refugee camps.  shiat, the Afghan Girl picture still captivates me.  

This sounds like a big advertisement for the magazine, I know.  But any sense of journalistic integrity in this day and age needs to be celebrated.

My grandfather got me a subscription for my seventh birthday and kept renewing it every year until he died--when I was 38. Since I took care of them and kept every single issue, I also inherited HIS collection that goes back to 1908. It's amazing to see articles about the Ottoman Empire when it still existed. I love National Geographic.


Now that is a CSB.
 
2014-05-03 10:45:07 AM  

TerminalEchoes: My grandfather got me a subscription for my seventh birthday and kept renewing it every year until he died--when I was 38. Since I took care of them and kept every single issue, I also inherited HIS collection that goes back to 1908. It's amazing to see articles about the Ottoman Empire when it still existed. I love National Geographic.


That would be awesome to see.
 
2014-05-03 10:45:14 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: "Why do you think it was Obama?"

"He supports the Muslim Brotherhood, who are doing this stuff."

"No, he doesn't.  Never has."

"But Obama stopped our foreign aid from the US."

"He can't  do that, that's Congress - and they sent Egypt 1.5 Billion."

"I never saw it.  But let's talk about the Muslim Brotherhood, which is Obama's fault because they get money from Qatar, which gets aid from the US."

"So does Egypt."

"That's beside the point."

I swear to Elvis, it's like talking to a TeaTard.


...and that's exactly why National Geographic published the article. Welding propaganda to stupidity isn't a purely American political trait, and Egypt is a broken land at this point.
 
2014-05-03 10:45:32 AM  
Glenn Beck was right!
 
2014-05-03 10:48:38 AM  
Yeah well.
If I am required to have health insurance by law, but I cannot buy it on the exchanges because OPEN ENROLLMENT IS CLOSED, then I cannot be expected to purchase it, can I?
 
2014-05-03 10:49:12 AM  
I still blame Bush, like all respectable Farkers.
 
2014-05-03 10:51:05 AM  

Nemo's Brother: I still blame Bush, like all respectable Farkers.


Not that you'll answer, but what do we blame Bush for that he was not responsible for?
 
2014-05-03 10:51:50 AM  

Mrbogey: it's impossible to fact check them?


Protip: Uncited opinion (at least its labeled as such) is not "fact checking." Conflating Salafists and MB as if they are one and the same should be enough to tell you this guy isn't quite the authority he claims to be.
 
2014-05-03 10:54:26 AM  
It seems like the very last thing in which the U.S. can claim world leadership is paranoid potato-headed tea-tardedness.  Apparently we are at risk of losing our edge in this as well.

Thanks, Obama.
 
2014-05-03 10:55:10 AM  

Nemo's Brother: I still blame Bush, like all respectable Farkers.


upload.wikimedia.org

I blame David Rice Atchison.

He's a pretty obscure President, you probably haven't heard of him.
 
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