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2014-05-09 01:10:31 PM
I've already phone my physician and made an appointment about my butthurt.
 
2014-05-09 01:16:18 PM
Obama's job approval plummets to 47%
 
2014-05-09 01:22:24 PM
You know, Putin's approval in Russia is like 80%.  Maybe Obama should consider conquering Baja California or Newfoundland or something.
 
2014-05-09 01:31:03 PM
His approval rate is improving.

*ouch* damnit.
 
2014-05-09 01:35:36 PM
I wonder what percentage of respondents have even the slightest idea what the President is doing on any given day, why he's doing it, and what the likely result is?
 
2014-05-09 01:44:02 PM

Destructor: His approval rate is improving.

*ouch* damnit.


Just wait , when it goes back down, it will be lowest ever at 45%
 
2014-05-09 02:48:09 PM
Well, I'm back. I have an off label prescription to something called Farkitrol.

Apply as needed to butthurt.

img.fark.net
 
2014-05-09 03:23:54 PM

Rev. Skarekroe: You know, Putin's approval in Russia is like 80%.  Maybe Obama should consider conquering Baja California or Newfoundland or something.


Can we just take Vancouver, I'm from Seattle and it's pretty nice up there.
 
2014-05-09 03:24:35 PM
I remember at the last days of Bush his approval ratings was in the low 20's and I would wonder who those people are. My guess is, none of those can be found, not a single one, on Obama's approval column.
 
2014-05-09 03:25:20 PM
Phone interviews hahahahaha
 
2014-05-09 03:27:47 PM

mayIFark: I remember at the last days of Bush his approval ratings was in the low 20's and I would wonder who those people are. My guess is, none of those can be found, not a single one, on Obama's approval column.


You may get some oblivious people who don't even know who the President is and just answer "The President? Oh sure, I bet he's doing a fine job."

Those people could very well be on both.
 
2014-05-09 03:28:03 PM

Rev. Skarekroe: You know, Putin's approval in Russia is like 80%.  Maybe Obama should consider conquering Baja California or Newfoundland or something.


Don't forget poisoning dissidents!

"Limbaugh! Here is pudding. Here."
 
2014-05-09 03:28:34 PM

Rev. Skarekroe: Maybe Obama should consider conquering Baja California or Newfoundland or something.


You can forget about Newfoundland. They're well defended.

www.morenormalthannot.com
 
2014-05-09 03:29:16 PM
Obviously Obamumma is not making the tough decisions that George W Bush was making when he was at a 25% approval rating.
 
2014-05-09 03:36:40 PM
Speaking long term, I've seen more linear variation from a dead corpse wired to an EKG.

This is what the GOP has managed to accomplish by derping for 5 years?  This nothing?  lol
 
2014-05-09 03:36:55 PM

Corvus: Obviously Obamumma is not making the tough decisions that George W Bush was making when he was at a 25% approval rating.


Wasn't there a recent survey result that 25% of Americans think the sun goes around the earth?

I mean, I hope that's really "25% of Americans panic when interviewed and blurt out the first thing they hear without thinking," but still.
 
2014-05-09 03:38:38 PM
I will wait until the REAL poll numbers are revealed by a morbidly obese virgin who lives near many pine trees and appears to have a goiter.
 
2014-05-09 03:39:29 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: Corvus: Obviously Obamumma is not making the tough decisions that George W Bush was making when he was at a 25% approval rating.

Wasn't there a recent survey result that 25% of Americans think the sun goes around the earth?

I mean, I hope that's really "25% of Americans panic when interviewed and blurt out the first thing they hear without thinking," but still.


I don't believe for a second it's that low
 
2014-05-09 03:41:36 PM

Infernalist: Speaking long term, I've seen more linear variation from a dead corpse wired to an EKG.

This is what the GOP has managed to accomplish by derping for 5 years?  This nothing?  lol


To be fair, it's possible they prevented an approval increase.
 
2014-05-09 03:49:32 PM

mayIFark: I remember at the last days of Bush his approval ratings was in the low 20's and I would wonder who those people are. My guess is, none of those can be found, not a single one, on Obama's approval column.


Fark Independants TM
 
2014-05-09 03:52:23 PM
What is Congress' approval rating? Something like 13%. A lot of people are angry at Obama because he hasn't been as effective as they had hoped he would be due to farkin Congress. I blame Kentucky.
 
2014-05-09 03:52:27 PM

mayIFark: I remember at the last days of Bush his approval ratings was in the low 20's and I would wonder who those people are. My guess is, none of those can be found, not a single one, on Obama's approval column.


It's possible but unlikely. The crosstab on political affiliation for Gallup's last poll of Bush had about 75% of Republicans giving him approval.
 
2014-05-09 03:54:44 PM

Delta1212: mayIFark: I remember at the last days of Bush his approval ratings was in the low 20's and I would wonder who those people are. My guess is, none of those can be found, not a single one, on Obama's approval column.

You may get some oblivious people who don't even know who the President is and just answer "The President? Oh sure, I bet he's doing a fine job."

Those people could very well be on both.


So both sides are bad.
 
2014-05-09 03:59:15 PM
If I got a penny every time I saw an article involving Benghazi, I'd probably be a millionaire.
 
2014-05-09 03:59:36 PM

DubyaHater: God Is My Co-Pirate: Corvus: Obviously Obamumma is not making the tough decisions that George W Bush was making when he was at a 25% approval rating.

Wasn't there a recent survey result that 25% of Americans think the sun goes around the earth?

I mean, I hope that's really "25% of Americans panic when interviewed and blurt out the first thing they hear without thinking," but still.

I don't believe for a second it's that low


Some of them might have guessed.
 
2014-05-09 04:02:40 PM
Can the Republicans (and Fark Independents™) please stop pretending as though they're in the majority.

Or that anyone likes them?
 
2014-05-09 04:08:47 PM
Yeah, the GOP is going to really ramp up the, uh, investigations now.

I'm off to buy stock in poultry farms and lube manufacturers.
 
2014-05-09 04:14:42 PM
Actually, it looks like the popularity of Benghazi is inversely proportional to the President's approval rating. Every time the frequency of it being mentioned improves significantly post-2012 Obama's gets an upswing in the polls (see April/May 2013 and now as well.)

Likely unrelated, but still funny. Also interesting that time of year seems to follow a pattern on both charts for Obama's second term (2 years doesn't officially make a pattern though.)
 
2014-05-09 04:14:53 PM

gimmegimme: Can the Republicans (and Fark Independents™) please stop pretending as though they're in the majority.

Or that anyone likes them?


Probably not, because you have to remember that they have echo-chambered and segregated themselves away from anyone who doesn't think like them, so it simply doesn't occur to them that there are so many people who don't share their worldview. Explains why they assume voter fraud is such a problem - they simply can't comprehend where all those Democratic votes are coming from.

Interestingly, comments like this show how this is also getting to be a pretty serious problem among people on the left too.
 
2014-05-09 04:21:39 PM

pdieten: gimmegimme: Can the Republicans (and Fark Independents™) please stop pretending as though they're in the majority.

Or that anyone likes them?

Probably not, because you have to remember that they have echo-chambered and segregated themselves away from anyone who doesn't think like them, so it simply doesn't occur to them that there are so many people who don't share their worldview. Explains why they assume voter fraud is such a problem - they simply can't comprehend where all those Democratic votes are coming from.

Interestingly, comments like this show how this is also getting to be a pretty serious problem among people on the left too.


Good point.  Both sides are equally bad.
 
2014-05-09 04:23:31 PM

Destructor: I've already phone my physician and made an appointment about my butthurt.


Ha! Mine believes Hillary was behind it.

If I go to him for butthurt, he'd make it worse with a UFIA.

/Fortunately, he's a good doctor.
 
2014-05-09 04:29:17 PM

gimmegimme: pdieten: gimmegimme: Can the Republicans (and Fark Independents™) please stop pretending as though they're in the majority.

Or that anyone likes them?

Probably not, because you have to remember that they have echo-chambered and segregated themselves away from anyone who doesn't think like them, so it simply doesn't occur to them that there are so many people who don't share their worldview. Explains why they assume voter fraud is such a problem - they simply can't comprehend where all those Democratic votes are coming from.

Interestingly, comments like this show how this is also getting to be a pretty serious problem among people on the left too.

Good point.  Both sides are equally bad.


I assume you're being sarcastic here but this isn't really a joke. Both sides' policies are of course not equally bad. But you don't want to find yourself in a trap where you think Republicans simply don't matter. They do, and because the Republican base tends to be far more politically engaged than the Democratic base except for every fourth November when we vote for President, many national offices will continue to go Republican. Don't ignore that. If they turn out more voters than Democrats then they're the majority whether you like it or not.
 
2014-05-09 04:29:22 PM

pdieten: gimmegimme: Can the Republicans (and Fark Independents™) please stop pretending as though they're in the majority.

Or that anyone likes them?

Probably not, because you have to remember that they have echo-chambered and segregated themselves away from anyone who doesn't think like them, so it simply doesn't occur to them that there are so many people who don't share their worldview. Explains why they assume voter fraud is such a problem - they simply can't comprehend where all those Democratic votes are coming from.

Interestingly, comments like this show how this is also getting to be a pretty serious problem among people on the left too.


So... what gimmegimme is saying is probably correct, but the fact that they're saying it makes them the same and just as bad? Got it.
 
2014-05-09 04:30:07 PM

Grungehamster: Actually, it looks like the popularity of Benghazi is inversely proportional to the President's approval rating. Every time the frequency of it being mentioned improves significantly post-2012 Obama's gets an upswing in the polls (see April/May 2013 and now as well.)

Likely unrelated, but still funny. Also interesting that time of year seems to follow a pattern on both charts for Obama's second term (2 years doesn't officially make a pattern though.)


You appear to have an analytic mind. How do you evaluate these Gallop polls? Do you know anything about them? They keep trying to ask me about my experience at my bank and I never respond (although it makes me angry that they are contacting me). It occurs to me that they are getting responses from people who are willing to respond and who have the time to respond and that those people may not really be representative of the population.
 
2014-05-09 04:31:14 PM

UncomfortableSilence: Rev. Skarekroe: You know, Putin's approval in Russia is like 80%.  Maybe Obama should consider conquering Baja California or Newfoundland or something.

Can we just take Vancouver, I'm from Seattle and it's pretty nice up there.


Screw you, Southern Quebec or nothing. You don't get the only part of the coontry with decent weather.
 
2014-05-09 04:31:54 PM
Suck it, cons.
 
2014-05-09 04:32:14 PM

pdieten: gimmegimme: pdieten: gimmegimme: Can the Republicans (and Fark Independents™) please stop pretending as though they're in the majority.

Or that anyone likes them?

Probably not, because you have to remember that they have echo-chambered and segregated themselves away from anyone who doesn't think like them, so it simply doesn't occur to them that there are so many people who don't share their worldview. Explains why they assume voter fraud is such a problem - they simply can't comprehend where all those Democratic votes are coming from.

Interestingly, comments like this show how this is also getting to be a pretty serious problem among people on the left too.

Good point.  Both sides are equally bad.

I assume you're being sarcastic here but this isn't really a joke. Both sides' policies are of course not equally bad. But you don't want to find yourself in a trap where you think Republicans simply don't matter. They do, and because the Republican base tends to be far more politically engaged than the Democratic base except for every fourth November when we vote for President, many national offices will continue to go Republican. Don't ignore that. If they turn out more voters than Democrats then they're the majority whether you like it or not.


Okay, okay.  Maybe I'm a little tetchy because I haven't been here in a while.  I agree with you that it's a mistake to believe that the small and vocal faction of Republicans don't matter.
 
2014-05-09 04:37:47 PM

Grungehamster: Actually, it looks like the popularity of Benghazi is inversely proportional to the President's approval rating. Every time the frequency of it being mentioned improves significantly post-2012 Obama's gets an upswing in the polls (see April/May 2013 and now as well.)

Likely unrelated, but still funny. Also interesting that time of year seems to follow a pattern on both charts for Obama's second term (2 years doesn't officially make a pattern though.)


I noticed the same trend the last time they started up Benghazi and tried to make the IRS a thing too.
 
2014-05-09 04:38:05 PM

Rev. Skarekroe: You know, Putin's approval in Russia is like 80%.  Maybe Obama should consider conquering Baja California or Newfoundland or something.


Apparently 1 out of 5 Russians just don't give a fark, or are already living in Siberia. Maybe both.
 
2014-05-09 04:38:57 PM

dywed88: UncomfortableSilence: Rev. Skarekroe: You know, Putin's approval in Russia is like 80%.  Maybe Obama should consider conquering Baja California or Newfoundland or something.

Can we just take Vancouver, I'm from Seattle and it's pretty nice up there.

Screw you, Southern Quebec or nothing. You don't get the only part of the coontry with decent weather.


Filterpwn.
 
2014-05-09 04:44:01 PM

LoneWolf343: dywed88: UncomfortableSilence: Rev. Skarekroe: You know, Putin's approval in Russia is like 80%.  Maybe Obama should consider conquering Baja California or Newfoundland or something.

Can we just take Vancouver, I'm from Seattle and it's pretty nice up there.

Screw you, Southern Quebec or nothing. You don't get the only part of the coontry with decent weather.

Filterpwn.


I was going to say accentpwn.
 
2014-05-09 04:47:05 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: Corvus: Obviously Obamumma is not making the tough decisions that George W Bush was making when he was at a 25% approval rating.

Wasn't there a recent survey result that 25% of Americans think the sun goes around the earth?

I mean, I hope that's really "25% of Americans panic when interviewed and blurt out the first thing they hear without thinking," but still.


But unemployment isn't at 25%
 
2014-05-09 04:48:43 PM

Suflig: God Is My Co-Pirate: Corvus: Obviously Obamumma is not making the tough decisions that George W Bush was making when he was at a 25% approval rating.

Wasn't there a recent survey result that 25% of Americans think the sun goes around the earth?

I mean, I hope that's really "25% of Americans panic when interviewed and blurt out the first thing they hear without thinking," but still.

But unemployment isn't at 25%


cdn.breitbart.com

"I'm trying my best..."
 
2014-05-09 04:49:45 PM

gimmegimme: pdieten: gimmegimme: pdieten: gimmegimme: Can the Republicans (and Fark Independents™) please stop pretending as though they're in the majority.

Or that anyone likes them?

Probably not, because you have to remember that they have echo-chambered and segregated themselves away from anyone who doesn't think like them, so it simply doesn't occur to them that there are so many people who don't share their worldview. Explains why they assume voter fraud is such a problem - they simply can't comprehend where all those Democratic votes are coming from.

Interestingly, comments like this show how this is also getting to be a pretty serious problem among people on the left too.

Good point.  Both sides are equally bad.

I assume you're being sarcastic here but this isn't really a joke. Both sides' policies are of course not equally bad. But you don't want to find yourself in a trap where you think Republicans simply don't matter. They do, and because the Republican base tends to be far more politically engaged than the Democratic base except for every fourth November when we vote for President, many national offices will continue to go Republican. Don't ignore that. If they turn out more voters than Democrats then they're the majority whether you like it or not.

Okay, okay.  Maybe I'm a little tetchy because I haven't been here in a while.  I agree with you that it's a mistake to believe that the small and vocal faction of Republicans don't matter.


This is the point I'm trying to make. Why are you assuming that the faction of Republicans is small and vocal? Haven't you ever lived outside of an urban area? There are a lot of people in this country who don't live in cities.

I live outside of Milwaukee. Milwaukee is almost entirely Democratic. Every city ward will be at least 70-30 Democratic, some over 90%. In the rest of the metro area, there are almost no Democratic-majority wards. Most of them are 65% or more Republican, many over 75%. This is not a particularly vocal faction, and they are definitely not small. There are more people in the metro outside of the city than inside it. And this is why Scott Walker has been elected governor twice. The Republicans have more voters. Probably not more people, but more voters, because the Democratic base (not to dog-whistle, but you know who they are) just don't come out for elections like that, and that's how we ended up where we are.

Why do you suppose it is that Wisconsin is represented in the Senate by Ron Johnson (elected 2010) and Tammy Baldwin (2012)? Do you think two people could be ANY more different than those two? They're representing the same voters. How do you think that happened?
 
2014-05-09 04:53:32 PM

AMonkey'sUncle: Destructor: I've already phone my physician and made an appointment about my butthurt.

Ha! Mine believes Hillary was behind it.

If I go to him for butthurt, he'd make it worse with a UFIA.

/Fortunately, he's a good doctor.


She was behind it. *ouch* ...Had to have been. arrrgh... Can't take much more of this, and the Farkitrol doesn't seem to working.

The GOP tells us so...

www.startrek.com

Must feed it more Benghazi...
 www.dangermouse.net
 
2014-05-09 04:54:02 PM

Grungehamster: Actually, it looks like the popularity of Benghazi is inversely proportional to the President's approval rating. Every time the frequency of it being mentioned improves significantly post-2012 Obama's gets an upswing in the polls (see April/May 2013 and now as well.)

Likely unrelated, but still funny. Also interesting that time of year seems to follow a pattern on both charts for Obama's second term (2 years doesn't officially make a pattern though.)


Totally related. Anytime Obama gets good news, they crank up the Benghazi Siren TM.

/anybody have the link to the Benghazi Alert sound?
 
2014-05-09 04:54:29 PM

pdieten: gimmegimme: pdieten: gimmegimme: pdieten: gimmegimme: Can the Republicans (and Fark Independents™) please stop pretending as though they're in the majority.

Or that anyone likes them?

Probably not, because you have to remember that they have echo-chambered and segregated themselves away from anyone who doesn't think like them, so it simply doesn't occur to them that there are so many people who don't share their worldview. Explains why they assume voter fraud is such a problem - they simply can't comprehend where all those Democratic votes are coming from.

Interestingly, comments like this show how this is also getting to be a pretty serious problem among people on the left too.

Good point.  Both sides are equally bad.

I assume you're being sarcastic here but this isn't really a joke. Both sides' policies are of course not equally bad. But you don't want to find yourself in a trap where you think Republicans simply don't matter. They do, and because the Republican base tends to be far more politically engaged than the Democratic base except for every fourth November when we vote for President, many national offices will continue to go Republican. Don't ignore that. If they turn out more voters than Democrats then they're the majority whether you like it or not.

Okay, okay.  Maybe I'm a little tetchy because I haven't been here in a while.  I agree with you that it's a mistake to believe that the small and vocal faction of Republicans don't matter.

This is the point I'm trying to make. Why are you assuming that the faction of Republicans is small and vocal? Haven't you ever lived outside of an urban area? There are a lot of people in this country who don't live in cities.

I live outside of Milwaukee. Milwaukee is almost entirely Democratic. Every city ward will be at least 70-30 Democratic, some over 90%. In the rest of the metro area, there are almost no Democratic-majority wards. Most of them are 65% or more Republican, many over 75%. This is not a particul ...


I agree; we need to fight Republican efforts to disenfranchise people and to gerrymander the shiat out of the country.

I'm just pointing out that Republicans are a shrinking minority (partly because of the restrictions of the human life span).  Many people who claim to be Republican don't even agree with any ACTUAL Republican policies.  If we had a liberal media, things would be much better.
 
2014-05-09 05:05:47 PM

Five Tails of Fury: Yeah, the GOP is going to really ramp up the, uh, investigations now.

I'm off to buy stock in poultry farms and lube manufacturers.


Lube is for closers!
 
2014-05-09 05:07:21 PM

UncomfortableSilence: Rev. Skarekroe: You know, Putin's approval in Russia is like 80%.  Maybe Obama should consider conquering Baja California or Newfoundland or something.

Can we just take Vancouver, I'm from Seattle and it's pretty nice up there.


Seeing this bunch in action, we'd wind up with Windsor.

/w's
//weird
 
2014-05-09 05:10:21 PM
Republicans and Benghazi: It's like watching a todler trying to put the block in the round hole over and over again and then throwing a temper tantrum when they can't make it fit.

Only difference is, the todler eventually realizes it will never fit and moves on...
 
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