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(MSNBC)   Conservatives OUTRAGED over #bringbackourgirls because, well, reasons. You know   (msnbc.com ) divider line
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2014-05-12 11:39:06 AM  
"Are these barbarians in the wilds of Nigeria supposed to check their Twitter accounts and say, 'Uh-oh Michelle Obama is very cross with us, we better change our behavior?'"

No.

#GeorgeWillisanIdiot
 
2014-05-12 11:46:30 AM  
Yes, George, the farking hashtag is directed at the monsters who think their god is telling them to do everything in their power to treat women as chattel. Much the same way that red ribbons are designed to make the AIDS virus feel bad and stop attacking innocent people.
 
2014-05-12 11:48:52 AM  
Surely we should just pray for the girls instead, yes?
 
2014-05-12 11:48:55 AM  
This is how good Obama is. He's managed to make the country aware of and the media give attention to hundreds of abducted  black girls.

Coming up, Nancy Grace to spend 72 hours interviewing people who heard about a missing white blond girl.
 
2014-05-12 12:17:56 PM  
Conservatives hate meaningless symbolic gestures. Fox will have more on this story after this two-hour special on whether a president who doesn't wear a flag pin is capable of leading our nation.
 
2014-05-12 12:19:13 PM  

exick: Much the same way that red ribbons are designed to make the AIDS virus feel bad and stop attacking innocent people.


BING
 
2014-05-12 12:25:39 PM  

kbronsito: Conservatives hate meaningless symbolic gestures. Fox will have more on this story after this two-hour special on whether a president who doesn't wear a flag pin is capable of leading our nation.


That depends on whether he wears a coat and tie in the Oval Office and what kind of mustard he uses.
 
2014-05-12 12:33:30 PM  
George Will and Will Cain are horrible people and should be mocked mercilessly for their callousness.
 
2014-05-12 12:34:53 PM  
How to be a scumbag in 10 easy GOPs.
 
2014-05-12 12:41:30 PM  

kbronsito: Conservatives hate meaningless symbolic gestures. Fox will have more on this story after this two-hour special on whether a president who doesn't wear a flag pin is capable of leading our nation.


My crazy aunt told me Obama is just trying to make himself feel better and fool people into thinking he's "making a difference" -- she told me this while putting the 28th "Support The Troops Obama Wouldn't Let Save The Benghazi Heroes" ribbon magnet on her Cavalier
 
2014-05-12 12:41:43 PM  
"Outrage" or "mocking"? Lets try to be consistent here, kids.
 
2014-05-12 12:43:07 PM  
It's more than just rhetoric, actually.  We have assets in the area.  Not sure exactly how many or what their role will be, but I get the impression something's in the works.
 
2014-05-12 12:52:57 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: "Are these barbarians in the wilds of Nigeria supposed to check their Twitter accounts and say, 'Uh-oh Michelle Obama is very cross with us, we better change our behavior?'"

No.

#GeorgeWillisanIdiot


Meanwhile, that missing airliner is supposed to watch cable news and decide that it should float to the surface.
 
2014-05-12 12:53:13 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: "Are these barbarians in the wilds of Nigeria supposed to check their Twitter accounts and say, 'Uh-oh Michelle Obama is very cross with us, we better change our behavior?'"

No.

#GeorgeWillisanIdiot


I bet that moron has his Merc plastered in yellow ribbons to "Show his Support" for Iraq and Afghanistan.
 
2014-05-12 12:55:35 PM  
"Standing there, holding a sign does not bring the girls back, but it could ratchet up the pressure that could lead to some more international assistance," Pace said as part of the panel.

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But I guess holding signs does cuts taxes?
 
2014-05-12 12:56:26 PM  
Anyone not see that coming?  Anyone?

Anyone?
 
2014-05-12 12:56:47 PM  
Eating those crackers like they own the place...
 
2014-05-12 12:58:06 PM  
Conservatives outraged that Michelle Obama joined the #bringbackourgirls hashtag and that Barack Obama has sent military and intelligence advisers to Nigeria; immediately demand repeal of #bringbackourgirls and suggest it should be replaced by ..... something.

I for one would be very willing to hear what George Will's plan for solving this problem would be, and his plan for exactly how long after Obama agrees with him before he should change his mind and start shouting about illegal use of war powers.
 
2014-05-12 12:58:31 PM  
Did they all post this on twitchy?
 
2014-05-12 12:58:31 PM  

nekom: It's more than just rhetoric, actually.  We have assets in the area.  Not sure exactly how many or what their role will be, but I get the impression something's in the works.


In the Guardian last week, a Nigerian woman made a really compelling argument that the hashtag will help justify the US using military power, which would be bad for the country and region. She makes a pretty compelling argument.

/George Will is still an idiot though.
 
2014-05-12 12:58:36 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Surely we should just pray for the girls instead, yes?


Either are just about as helpful in rescuing these girls.
 
2014-05-12 12:59:18 PM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: In the Guardian last week, a Nigerian woman made a really compelling argument that the hashtag will help justify the US using military power, which would be bad for the country and region. She makes a pretty compelling argument.


Redundant statements are redundant.
 
2014-05-12 01:00:38 PM  
trotsky:  I bet that moron has his Merc plastered in yellow ribbons to "Show his Support" for Iraq and Afghanistan.

As if George Will drives his own car.   I'm sure he'd fire the chauffeur for suggesting something so plebeian.
 
2014-05-12 01:00:58 PM  
Good lord, why doesn't Michelle just come out in favor of breathing already so we can end this mindless conservative oppositionism once and for all?

Is she saving the breathing endorsement for the midterms or something??
 
2014-05-12 01:01:10 PM  
I keep trying to believe that George Will is not a blithering idiot, mostly because of those rich plummy patrician tones he uses, but good goddamn does he make it hard at times.
 
2014-05-12 01:01:27 PM  
Real honest social outrage and protest scare the everloving shiat out of groups like Fox News and conservatives so of course they're going to mock and try and pretend like it's irrelevant.
 
2014-05-12 01:01:31 PM  
When I first saw that stupid hashtag I laughed so hard I choked on my freedom fries. Impeach! Let's put a real man in the White House like Rand Paul, and he will teach those Nigerian girls a thing or two by stepping on their heads. That's what this is about right, Nigerian girls did something bad and now we have to stop them? I don't know, I haven't really been able to keep up with this story. It's a shame no one is doing anything to raise awareness of it. Vote White, vote Right.
 
2014-05-12 01:02:46 PM  
pbs.twimg.com

Die in a f*cking fire, you arrogant twat.
 
2014-05-12 01:03:56 PM  
It seems like a silly thing to be criticizing, but I'm not really seeing the outrage, much less OUTRAGE.
 
2014-05-12 01:04:20 PM  
A hashtag won't bring back a group of alive girls. A couple more investigations will bring back a dead diplomat though.

/Hazitgoin Beng?
 
2014-05-12 01:05:02 PM  
#bringbackourgirls if you wanted more proof that liberals are against traditional african weddings here it is.
 
2014-05-12 01:05:36 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Surely we should just pray for the girls instead, yes?


Cannot be QFT'd enough. Jesus Tap Dancing Christ.
 
2014-05-12 01:05:47 PM  

tnpir: Die in a f*cking fire, you arrogant twat.


She knows which side her bread is buttered on.
 
2014-05-12 01:05:54 PM  
Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich:
In the Guardian last week, a Nigerian woman made a really compelling argument that the hashtag will help justify the US using military power, which would be bad for the country and region. She makes a pretty compelling argument.

/George Will is still an idiot though.


There is certainly a good argument to be made against military intervention, but on the other hand this is a pretty despicable crime.  My biggest concern is that a rescue operation could turn to shiat in a heartbeat and we'd wind up with a bunch of dead kids.  Nobody wants to see that happen.  If they're able to negotiate their release in a peaceful manner that risk is removed, which is certainly the better option if there's a good chance it could happen.
 
2014-05-12 01:05:56 PM  

tnpir: [pbs.twimg.com image 600x865]

Die in a f*cking fire, you arrogant twat.


Gahh!  I'm blinded!  Someone pass the eye bleach..
 
2014-05-12 01:06:27 PM  

tnpir: [pbs.twimg.com image 600x865]

Die in a f*cking fire, you arrogant twat.


What?  You don't think the oppression Ann Coulter is subjected to by being relegated to appearing on the highest rated cable news channel, being repeatedly forced to limit her free speech to stupidly titled books, and having the government implant her with an overly large adam's apple isn't comparable to women kidnapped and destined for a lifetime of rape and slavery?

Won't someone think of the Ann Coulters of the world?
 
2014-05-12 01:06:37 PM  
The freepers have been saying this is Hillary's fault because she didn't declare Boko Haram a terrorist organization during her term, only a couple top leaders.  They're also having a hayday about this saying "Oh NOW Michelle notices!" and generally attacking the hashtag and anyone talking about the missing girls as "not doing enough".

The irony turned out to be depressing, not hilarious.
 
2014-05-12 01:06:39 PM  

tnpir: [pbs.twimg.com image 600x865]

Die in a f*cking fire, you arrogant twat.


I can't believe I voted for that guy in 2004. (Love the new hair though)
 
2014-05-12 01:06:44 PM  

tnpir: [pbs.twimg.com image 600x865]

Die in a f*cking fire, you arrogant twat.


Awwww....no wedding ring yet, Ann.  Don't worry, I'm sure the right guy is just around the corner!

/PS  Not to be that friend, Ann, but try using some more base.  I mean, like plaster it on.
 
2014-05-12 01:07:10 PM  

BlastYoBoots: Good lord, why doesn't Michelle just come out in favor of breathing already so we can end this mindless conservative oppositionism once and for all?

Is she saving the breathing endorsement for the midterms or something??


She already came out in favor of drinking water and the conservatives responded by drinking more sodas. She's playing a long game here giving them all Type II diabetes.
 
2014-05-12 01:08:24 PM  
I'm pissed that the extent of David Cameron's support is holding up a poster for a photo.
 
2014-05-12 01:09:21 PM  

Bloody William: This is how good Obama is. He's managed to make the country aware of and the media give attention to hundreds of abducted  black girls.

Coming up, Nancy Grace to spend 72 hours interviewing people who heard about a missing white blond girl.


Trust me if nancy grace got kidnapped you would not find one person saying #bringbackournancy but you may find a couple along the lines of #ourbad #youcanhaveherbacknow
#okyouwinwesurrender.
 
2014-05-12 01:09:40 PM  

tnpir: [pbs.twimg.com image 600x865]

Die in a f*cking fire, you arrogant twat.


Dumb coont.
 
2014-05-12 01:09:45 PM  

tnpir: Die in a f*cking fire, you arrogant twat.


Well, my comments have been covered.
 
2014-05-12 01:10:01 PM  

tnpir: [pbs.twimg.com image 600x865]

Die in a f*cking fire, you arrogant twat.



Iggy Pop has really let himself go.
 
2014-05-12 01:10:31 PM  

tnpir: [pbs.twimg.com image 600x865]

Die in a f*cking fire, you arrogant twat.


She is in the big leagues of trolling, and making big bucks.
 
2014-05-12 01:10:32 PM  

Karac: Conservatives outraged that Michelle Obama joined the #bringbackourgirls hashtag and that Barack Obama has sent military and intelligence advisers to Nigeria; immediately demand repeal of #bringbackourgirls and suggest it should be replaced by ..... something.


Exactly.  It's the soft public outreach needed to build acceptance for harder steps to deal more substantively with a real threat that isn't likely to stay in Nigeria forever.

I thought we all agreed ~12.5 years ago that letting massive, violent, anti-Western organizations with extreme religious views run around unsupervised for years was a Bad Thing.

Heck, here's a report from six months ago.  From it: "Afghanistan's Taliban was by far the deadliest group in 2012, when it launched 525 attacks that killed 1,842 people.  The second deadliest group was Nigeria's Boko Haram, a jihadist group that orchestrated 364 attacks last year that killed 1,132 people."

But I guess conservatives would rather see the news media cover a couple people who died in a balloon accident all day.
 
2014-05-12 01:11:19 PM  
Tweeting a hashtag is about as slacktivist as it gets.

/#GeorgeWillIsAnAsshole
 
2014-05-12 01:11:28 PM  
I think I found your 'reasons'

First lady Michelle Obama also joined the global outcry last week by posting a photograph featuring the hashtag.
Other politicians and industry leaders published similar images, including comedian Ellen DeGeneres, musician Leona Lewis, Arianna Huffington and education activist Malala Yousafzai.



That's a lot of name-rage there - I mean just LOOK at that last one....
 
2014-05-12 01:11:28 PM  
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