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(The Wire)   Home Depot founder who compared Obama to Hitler, then apologized for comparing Obama to Hitler, now compares Obama to Hitler again   (thewire.com) divider line 283
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2014-05-19 12:12:02 PM  
This is nothing compared to what he's done to Home Depot.  It should be criminal.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-05-19 12:24:01 PM  
It's weird how much these guys hate Obama.  It's not like he has done anything radical really.  Democrats today are about like 1970's Republicans.

I guess the political spectrum has moved so far to the right that even what used to be moderate GOP policy is now "socialism".
 
2014-05-19 12:47:06 PM  

vpb: It's weird how much these guys hate Obama.  It's not like he has done anything radical really.  Democrats today are about like 1970's Republicans.

I guess the political spectrum has moved so far to the right that even what used to be moderate GOP policy is now "socialism".


Does a GIS search....  Yep, he's still blah.
 
2014-05-19 01:17:45 PM  
"I'm just oversimplifying and mangling history to slither out of my earlier offensive comments" is the new "I'm just asking questions."
 
2014-05-19 01:42:15 PM  
Guys, guys, guys... we can just pelt him with fruit in the public square and take all his assets and nationalize them.
 
2014-05-19 01:42:54 PM  
Do people really think the country's problems started with Obama?  Did everyone forget EVERYTHING prior to the 2008 election when that pretzel-choking doofus was around?
 
2014-05-19 01:44:20 PM  

vpb: It's weird how much these guys hate Obama.  It's not like he has done anything radical really.  Democrats today are about like 1970's Republicans.

I guess the political spectrum has moved so far to the right that even what used to be moderate GOP policy is now "socialism".


That, but also the President is really, really near. He's super-uppity about how near he is.
 
2014-05-19 01:44:43 PM  
I don't much like the sound of these "Oboncentration Obamps".
 
2014-05-19 01:44:49 PM  
A lot of people like to dismiss these Obama/Hitler comparisons, but that's only because so many people just do a simple comparison, find no links, and dismiss it outright. They're not looking deep enough, in other words. Even those who attempt to use advanced numerological tools are often frustrated in their efforts. They see no easy link, and as a result cross their arms and say, "this is a stupid comparison." They point out, correctly, that the name Barack Obama has a numerological weight of 5 (individual weights 18 and 14, or 1+8 (9) and 1+4 (5) yielding 14, or 1+4=5), and Adolf Hitler has a value of 11, one of the Master Numbers (20 and 36, 2+0 (2) and 3+6 (9) yielding 11). And while Hitler having a Master Number makes sense, certainly, how does Mr. Obama's 5 relate to that?

Ah, but you are forgetting something. You are forgetting Barack Obama's middle name. Hussein. Value, 32. 3+2=5. Added to the 5 previous, we have 10, for a final value (1+0) of 1. Barack Hussein Obama has a value of 1.

1. And Hitler is 11. Half the value.

So, interesting. But is there meaning here?

No. Not really. And here is exactly where most drop the story.

But they drop too soon. They drop without considering that Obama has a second last name, a family name he has attempted to keep in the dark for a very long time. That name is Soetoro. Soetoro has a value of 35, or 3+5, or 8. Now, replace Obama with Soetoro in the president's total name value, and what you get is Barack (9) Hussein (5) Soetoro (8). That's a total of 22.

22. Another power number, the one related to the Master Builder. And, a number with twice the value of Hitler's 11, which was itself a doubling of Barack Obama's public persona value, one. 1, 11, 22.

Do you see a pattern emerging?

Is this conclusive? No. But it is a beginning. It is a beginning of a pattern, a pattern that, if true, could signify something terrible indeed. We must find these patterns, shed the light of truth on them, before all is lost.
 
2014-05-19 01:45:24 PM  

nitefallz: Do people really think the country's problems started with Obama?  Did everyone forget EVERYTHING prior to the 2008 election when that pretzel-choking doofus was around?


They are blinded by blahness.
 
2014-05-19 01:46:37 PM  
What is with these guys' laser focus on Hitler?
 
2014-05-19 01:47:16 PM  
fark, too early for that, I can barely count to 3.
 
2014-05-19 01:47:20 PM  
Then George W Bush must be worse than Obama and Hitler. He became President despite losing the popular vote. He was awarded the office by the Supreme Court.
 
2014-05-19 01:47:42 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: This is nothing compared to what he's done to Home Depot.  It should be criminal.


What, hire a midget to stand inside the front door asking if I want siding/windows/roofing/flooring today?

/yea, really.
 
2014-05-19 01:47:52 PM  
And if Obama doesn't get reelected? Well, that's the power of The Home Depot.
 
2014-05-19 01:47:56 PM  

Pocket Ninja: But they drop too soon. They drop without considering that Obama has a second last name, a family name he has attempted to keep in the dark for a very long time. That name is Soetoro. Soetoro has a value of 35, or 3+5, or 8. Now, replace Obama with Soetoro in the president's total name value, and what you get is Barack (9) Hussein (5) Soetoro (8). That's a total of 22.


But what about Soebarkah?
 
2014-05-19 01:48:05 PM  
Listen, asshole, I don't have all day. Is Obama Hitler or not? Because we're all on pins and needles waiting for your opinion.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-05-19 01:48:15 PM  

skinink: Then George W Bush must be worse than Obama and Hitler. He became President despite losing the popular vote. He was awarded the office by the Supreme Court.


Naw.  It's ok when their side does it.
 
2014-05-19 01:48:21 PM  

nitefallz: Do people really think the country's problems started with Obama?  Did everyone forget EVERYTHING prior to the 2008 election when that pretzel-choking doofus was around?


pre-2008? You mean the economy wrecking, war starting, terrarist appeasing, blow job receiving, Vince Foster killing, land swindling hillbilly Clinton?? I will neva forgit!!

/don't remember him choking on a pretzel... bur I'll add it to the list
 
2014-05-19 01:48:43 PM  
There goes his lesbian clientelle.  Dumbass.
 
2014-05-19 01:48:47 PM  
Anyone who blames Obama to Hitler is a fool.
 
2014-05-19 01:48:50 PM  

Pocket Ninja: A lot of people like to dismiss these Obama/Hitler comparisons, but that's only because so many people just do a simple comparison, find no links, and dismiss it outright. They're not looking deep enough, in other words. Even those who attempt to use advanced numerological tools are often frustrated in their efforts. They see no easy link, and as a result cross their arms and say, "this is a stupid comparison." They point out, correctly, that the name Barack Obama has a numerological weight of 5 (individual weights 18 and 14, or 1+8 (9) and 1+4 (5) yielding 14, or 1+4=5), and Adolf Hitler has a value of 11, one of the Master Numbers (20 and 36, 2+0 (2) and 3+6 (9) yielding 11). And while Hitler having a Master Number makes sense, certainly, how does Mr. Obama's 5 relate to that?

Ah, but you are forgetting something. You are forgetting Barack Obama's middle name. Hussein. Value, 32. 3+2=5. Added to the 5 previous, we have 10, for a final value (1+0) of 1. Barack Hussein Obama has a value of 1.

1. And Hitler is 11. Half the value.

So, interesting. But is there meaning here?

No. Not really. And here is exactly where most drop the story.

But they drop too soon. They drop without considering that Obama has a second last name, a family name he has attempted to keep in the dark for a very long time. That name is Soetoro. Soetoro has a value of 35, or 3+5, or 8. Now, replace Obama with Soetoro in the president's total name value, and what you get is Barack (9) Hussein (5) Soetoro (8). That's a total of 22.

22. Another power number, the one related to the Master Builder. And, a number with twice the value of Hitler's 11, which was itself a doubling of Barack Obama's public persona value, one. 1, 11, 22.

Do you see a pattern emerging?

Is this conclusive? No. But it is a beginning. It is a beginning of a pattern, a pattern that, if true, could signify something terrible indeed. We must find these patterns, shed the light of truth on them, before all is lost.


nbcprohockeytalk.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-05-19 01:48:59 PM  
Technically, he was the investment banker who secured financing for HD.  I don't think that qualifies as a founder.  I tend to think of a founder as the guy who created and ran the early day-to-day of a business.

/end threadjack
 
2014-05-19 01:49:14 PM  
What his opinion of Magic Johnson?
 
2014-05-19 01:49:23 PM  

Creoena: Anyone who blames Obama to Hitler is a fool.


Compares* grr autocorrect
 
2014-05-19 01:49:28 PM  

ongbok: What is with these guys' laser focus on Hitler?


It's an "I'm just asking questions" kind of attack. You don't have to actually believe Obama is as bad as Hitler to suggest it, and the very act of suggesting it will make a bunch of people believe it.
 
2014-05-19 01:49:39 PM  
That aint right, obama is a tool and deserves his own meme.

Come on everyone, get on the band wagon.

//lude
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-05-19 01:50:16 PM  
static4.businessinsider.com

We're pinheads ALL!  JOCKO HOMO!
 
2014-05-19 01:50:16 PM  
"There's No Good Way to Explain Your Hitler-Obama Analogy"

Especially when you look like a cross between Palpatine, the Cryptkeeper's Dad, John Hurt's parasite from "Alien", and Creepy Preacher Guy (now I'm forgetting if he's from Poltergeist or Invasion of the Body Snatchers).

Maybe just open "Professor Snoodle's Fun Time Wonder Emporium" and give candy to kids in public places while keeping both hands clearly in view.
 
2014-05-19 01:50:36 PM  
Oh, please... nary a week went by during Bush's time if office where someone wasn't comparing him to Hitler.

Your outrage is noted.
 
2014-05-19 01:51:09 PM  
That's too bad. Looks like Lowe's and Strosnider's are getting more business from me from now on.
 
2014-05-19 01:51:19 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Technically, he was the investment banker who secured financing for HD.  I don't think that qualifies as a founder.  I tend to think of a founder as the guy who created and ran the early day-to-day of a business.
/end threadjack


Either way, I'd rather get stuff from Lowe's.
 
2014-05-19 01:52:05 PM  
I will never understand the attitude of people living lives of luxury saying they are "taxed enough already."

Honestly, they deserve to lose every penny, as they truly do not appreciate what they have.
 
2014-05-19 01:52:15 PM  
Hope Derp-o
 
2014-05-19 01:52:24 PM  

vpb: It's weird how much these guys hate Obama.



Let's give this guy (and others on the right) the benefit of the doubt for a moment and assume their opposition has zero to do with Obama's race, personality, etc. Here's what I'd really like to know. What has Obama done (or not done) that is SO MUCH WORSE than any other president? I can understand not liking his policies and rhetoric, but I don't understand how they make him the WORSTEST EVARRRR...at least compared to the rest of the field.
 
2014-05-19 01:52:28 PM  

NateAsbestos: vpb: It's weird how much these guys hate Obama.  It's not like he has done anything radical really.  Democrats today are about like 1970's Republicans.

I guess the political spectrum has moved so far to the right that even what used to be moderate GOP policy is now "socialism".

That, but also the President is really, really near. He's super-uppity about how near he is.


No, rad-blang it, ya uppity rippersnipper! I said the sheriff is a n*BONG*!
 
2014-05-19 01:52:45 PM  

Pocket Ninja: A lot of people like to dismiss these Obama/Hitler comparisons, but that's only because so many people just do a simple comparison, find no links, and dismiss it outright. They're not looking deep enough, in other words. Even those who attempt to use advanced numerological tools are often frustrated in their efforts. They see no easy link, and as a result cross their arms and say, "this is a stupid comparison." They point out, correctly, that the name Barack Obama has a numerological weight of 5 (individual weights 18 and 14, or 1+8 (9) and 1+4 (5) yielding 14, or 1+4=5), and Adolf Hitler has a value of 11, one of the Master Numbers (20 and 36, 2+0 (2) and 3+6 (9) yielding 11). And while Hitler having a Master Number makes sense, certainly, how does Mr. Obama's 5 relate to that?

Ah, but you are forgetting something. You are forgetting Barack Obama's middle name. Hussein. Value, 32. 3+2=5. Added to the 5 previous, we have 10, for a final value (1+0) of 1. Barack Hussein Obama has a value of 1.

1. And Hitler is 11. Half the value.

So, interesting. But is there meaning here?

No. Not really. And here is exactly where most drop the story.

But they drop too soon. They drop without considering that Obama has a second last name, a family name he has attempted to keep in the dark for a very long time. That name is Soetoro. Soetoro has a value of 35, or 3+5, or 8. Now, replace Obama with Soetoro in the president's total name value, and what you get is Barack (9) Hussein (5) Soetoro (8). That's a total of 22.

22. Another power number, the one related to the Master Builder. And, a number with twice the value of Hitler's 11, which was itself a doubling of Barack Obama's public persona value, one. 1, 11, 22.

Do you see a pattern emerging?

Is this conclusive? No. But it is a beginning. It is a beginning of a pattern, a pattern that, if true, could signify something terrible indeed. We must find these patterns, shed the light of truth on them, before all is lost.


Sounds like the plot of Dan Brown's next novel.
 
2014-05-19 01:52:58 PM  

mongbiohazard: That's too bad. Looks like Lowe's and Strosnider's are getting more business from me from now on.


I go to Ace Hardware myself.
 
2014-05-19 01:53:04 PM  

clkeagle: Rapmaster2000: Technically, he was the investment banker who secured financing for HD.  I don't think that qualifies as a founder.  I tend to think of a founder as the guy who created and ran the early day-to-day of a business.
/end threadjack

Either way, I'd rather get stuff from Lowe's.


Well, then you're pulling funding from a TV show for daring to make Muslims look like normal people.
 
2014-05-19 01:53:14 PM  

Ball Sack Obama: Oh, please... nary a week went by during Bush's time if office where someone wasn't comparing him to Hitler.

Your outrage is noted.


No farks given, and your apology for the Bush years is noted.
 
2014-05-19 01:53:38 PM  

Serious Black: ongbok: What is with these guys' laser focus on Hitler?

It's an "I'm just asking questions" kind of attack. You don't have to actually believe Obama is as bad as Hitler to suggest it, and the very act of suggesting it will make a bunch of people believe it.


I know of a few people who truly believe that Obama is just as bad as Hitler, and that he's just waiting for the right moment to strike the fatal blow.  And when absolutely nothing happens between now and 2017, I fully expect them to forget all about their predictions.
 
2014-05-19 01:53:39 PM  
You know who else used outrageous statements to demonize those with whom he disagreed?
 
2014-05-19 01:53:41 PM  
Should we also point out the obvious and note even the very premise of his tortured analogy is wrong since Hitler wasn't democratically elected to a got-damn thing?
 
2014-05-19 01:54:28 PM  
So......

i2.cdn.turner.com
 
2014-05-19 01:54:41 PM  

Magorn: Should we also point out the obvious and note even the very premise of his tortured analogy is wrong since Hitler wasn't democratically elected to a got-damn thing?


I love the "Hitler was democratically elected" talking point.

He was APPOINTED Chancellor by President Hindenburg. That is not democracy.
 
2014-05-19 01:54:42 PM  
You know who ELSE was like Hitler?
 
2014-05-19 01:54:55 PM  

RevLovejoy: You know who else used outrageous statements to demonize those with whom he disagreed?


Dick Cheney?
 
2014-05-19 01:55:16 PM  
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-05-19 01:55:22 PM  
What Home Depot founder may look like:

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-05-19 01:55:22 PM  

I Browse: vpb: It's weird how much these guys hate Obama.


Let's give this guy (and others on the right) the benefit of the doubt for a moment and assume their opposition has zero to do with Obama's race, personality, etc. Here's what I'd really like to know. What has Obama done (or not done) that is SO MUCH WORSE than any other president? I can understand not liking his policies and rhetoric, but I don't understand how they make him the WORSTEST EVARRRR...at least compared to the rest of the field.


Every point of "legitimate" criticism was duplicated many times over during the bush presidency.  That's why they're such flaming hypocrites and assholes.  The difference is that he is blah, or that he has a D instead of an R after his name.  Which one?
 
2014-05-19 01:55:40 PM  

ongbok: What is with these guys' laser focus on Hitler?


Easier than creating jobs I guess.,
 
2014-05-19 01:56:15 PM  
I'll compare Obama to Hitler...

Hitler was white. Obama is black.
Hitler was short. Obama is taller.
Hitler had a moustache. Obama is clean-cut.
Hitler had dark hair. SO DOES OBAMA!!!
 
2014-05-19 01:56:42 PM  
It's not like by making specious comparisons we dilute the meaning of our words. Bush is Hitler, Obama'shiatler, apparently everyone is Hitler?

GUYS! GUYS! WE'RE ALL HITLER!
 
2014-05-19 01:56:49 PM  
Langone has been on the board of directors for a few companies I've worked at.  He's friendly, funny, and if you didn't know he was filthy rich you wouldn't think he was filthy rich.

I also agree with what he is saying.  "You don't survive as a society if you encourage and thrive on envy or jealousy" and that's exactly what our leadershiat is doing.
 
2014-05-19 01:56:51 PM  

nitefallz: Do people really think the country's problems started with Obama?  Did everyone forget EVERYTHING prior to the 2008 election when that pretzel-choking doofus was around?


Yes, most have.

Remember eight years ago when the right-wing nutbags were screaming that *any* disagreement with The Prez was treason?
 
2014-05-19 01:57:00 PM  

vpb: It's weird how much these guys hate Obama.  It's not like he has done anything radical really.  Democrats today are about like 1970's Republicans.

I guess the political spectrum has moved so far to the right that even what used to be moderate GOP policy is now "socialism".


 Funny thing is, some of the same Republicans shouting "SOCHALIZMS" to positions Obama is taking now are the same Republicans that were campaigning on those exact same 'conservative' positions 20 years ago.

/Does that mean all those Republicans were Socialists in the 90's, or that they are just completely full of shiat now?
 
2014-05-19 01:57:07 PM  
I heard he told his mistress "I don't care how many Presidents you want to hang out with. You can have sex with as many President's as you want, just don't bring them to my store!"
 
2014-05-19 01:57:36 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: I'll compare Obama to Hitler...

Hitler was white. Obama is black.
Hitler was short. Obama is taller.
Hitler had a moustache. Obama is clean-cut.
Hitler had dark hair. SO DOES OBAMA!!!


Sounds like a punk rock song.

/Ah but punk is dead
 
2014-05-19 01:58:39 PM  

Pocket Ninja: A lot of people like to dismiss these Obama/Hitler comparisons, but that's only because so many people just do a simple comparison, find no links, and dismiss it outright. They're not looking deep enough, in other words. Even those who attempt to use advanced numerological tools are often frustrated in their efforts. They see no easy link, and as a result cross their arms and say, "this is a stupid comparison." They point out, correctly, that the name Barack Obama has a numerological weight of 5 (individual weights 18 and 14, or 1+8 (9) and 1+4 (5) yielding 14, or 1+4=5), and Adolf Hitler has a value of 11, one of the Master Numbers (20 and 36, 2+0 (2) and 3+6 (9) yielding 11). And while Hitler having a Master Number makes sense, certainly, how does Mr. Obama's 5 relate to that? ...


Gematria always makes my head hurt.
 
2014-05-19 02:00:13 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: This is nothing compared to what he's done to Home Depot.  It should be criminal.


huh? what did he do to HD? As a consumer I like HD. Don;t know anything about the internal politics but then again I shouldn't.

Now Menard's on the the other hand is not very user friendly fro the shopper.
 
2014-05-19 02:00:23 PM  

scalpod: It's not like by making specious comparisons we dilute the meaning of our words. Bush is Hitler, Obama'shiatler, apparently everyone is Hitler?

GUYS! GUYS! WE'RE ALL HITLER!


Sorry, I'm Spartacus.
 
2014-05-19 02:00:26 PM  

whidbey: Sin_City_Superhero: I'll compare Obama to Hitler...

Hitler was white. Obama is black.
Hitler was short. Obama is taller.
Hitler had a moustache. Obama is clean-cut.
Hitler had dark hair. SO DOES OBAMA!!!

Sounds like a punk rock song.

/Ah but punk is dead


Just like Hitler.  Coincidence?
 
2014-05-19 02:00:28 PM  
pandoras.realitatea.net
He's just upset about Obama and all this homosexual marriage stuff.
 
2014-05-19 02:01:01 PM  

scalpod: It's not like by making specious comparisons we dilute the meaning of our words. Bush is Hitler, Obama'shiatler, apparently everyone is Hitler?

GUYS! GUYS! WE'RE ALL HITLER!


Nice filter pwn.
 
2014-05-19 02:01:38 PM  

vpb: It's weird how much these guys hate Obama.  It's not like he has done anything radical really.  Democrats today are about like 1970's Republicans.

I guess the political spectrum has moved so far to the right that even what used to be moderate GOP policy is now "socialism".


You mean their skin-hue spectrum.
 
2014-05-19 02:01:51 PM  

KidneyStone: Langone has been on the board of directors for a few companies I've worked at.  He's friendly, funny, and if you didn't know he was filthy rich you wouldn't think he was filthy rich.


And he makes hilarious barbs about the Nazis that get him in even bigger trouble when he tries to backpedal on his remarks.

I also agree with what he is saying.  "You don't survive as a society if you encourage and thrive on envy or jealousy" and that's exactly what our leadershiat is doing.

Pretty sure we've survived just fine using social infrastructure like the 16th Amendment to remind the super-privileged of their societal obligations.

our leadershiat

lulz
 
2014-05-19 02:02:13 PM  
Sin_City_Superhero:

Hitler was white. Obama is black.
Hitler was short. Obama is taller.
Hitler had a moustache. Obama is clean-cut.
Hitler had dark hair. SO DOES OBAMA!!!


bjdwsm.files.wordpress.com
Life's an eskimo pie...let's take a biiiite!
 
2014-05-19 02:03:05 PM  

Fart_Machine: mongbiohazard: That's too bad. Looks like Lowe's and Strosnider's are getting more business from me from now on.

I go to Ace Hardware myself.


I love my local Ace. On paper it looks like I spend about 15% more on average. However, if I took the time to calculate the time, fuel $, and general stress saved by getting the right thing the first time and with a proper explanation of how to do the job, I'm saving $$$. Kind of like Obamacare.
 
2014-05-19 02:03:28 PM  
What about the fact that every time you go into a Home Depot, there are half a dozen employees asking "Can I help you?" at the front of the store, before you've even started shopping. Then when you've gotten into the actual aisles and actually need help finding something, there is not an employee around for miles. Has he apologized for that?
 
2014-05-19 02:03:37 PM  

Ball Sack Obama: Oh, please... nary a week went by during Bush's time if office where someone wasn't comparing him to Hitler.

Your outrage is noted.


Yeah, it was weird the way everybody was trying to make Hitler look good.
 
2014-05-19 02:03:38 PM  

scalpod: It's not like by making specious comparisons we dilute the meaning of our words. Bush is Hitler, Obama'shiatler, apparently everyone is Hitler?

GUYS! GUYS! WE'RE ALL HITLER!


It'shiatlers all the way down...
 
2014-05-19 02:03:49 PM  
Honestly I get what he's saying.  His point is that a political party CAN rise to power based solely on the hatred of others.  But that A) simplifies the political, social and economic climates in 1930's Germany and B) is nothing what the current disdain for the 1% is about.

It's a flawed analogy but I don't really see him saying anyone = Hitler or anyone = Nazis.

But then again I don't go looking to be offended every time I read what someone else has said.
 
2014-05-19 02:03:57 PM  
I'm so sick of these bootstrappers using words like 'envy' and 'jealousy' to justify their grotesque greed.

I'm very sorry that you find it hard to reconcile your obscene excess while literally billions around the world barely eat. Just because you make me nauseous with your pathological and never-ending greed does not make me jealous. My only issues with contemptible garbage like you is that you do slimy things to stay at the top and feel that unless you take my share and everyone else's you won't fill that massive hole in your soul.

Doesn't justify comparisons to Nazi Germany however you disingenuous and hyperbolous farker. DIAF and EABOD.
 
2014-05-19 02:04:09 PM  

Rapmaster2000: clkeagle: Rapmaster2000: Technically, he was the investment banker who secured financing for HD.  I don't think that qualifies as a founder.  I tend to think of a founder as the guy who created and ran the early day-to-day of a business.
/end threadjack
Either way, I'd rather get stuff from Lowe's.
Well, then you're pulling funding from a TV show for daring to make Muslims look like normal people.


Heh. Though I am making the Kochs a little richer by shopping at Lowe's. The Home Depot near my home is probably the only one in America that doesn't have a Lowe's right across the street.


d23: The difference is that he is blah, or that he has a D instead of an R after his name.  Which one?


It's why they keep blowing those two-tone dog whistles, using phrases like "those people."

If you're a racist, "those people" means anyone without the same amount of melanin as you. If you're not, "those people" can mean anything else... women, university professors, outspoken Hollywood celebrities, or the kid who used to steal your lunch money. Either way, you're writing them a check and voting a straight-party ticket in November.
 
2014-05-19 02:05:18 PM  

someonelse: What about the fact that every time you go into a Home Depot, there are half a dozen employees asking "Can I help you?" at the front of the store, before you've even started shopping. Then when you've gotten into the actual aisles and actually need help finding something, there is not an employee around for miles. Has he apologized for that?


They can't have employees mulling around deep in those aisles, thar be dragons there.
 
2014-05-19 02:06:24 PM  
On the other hand, the best hot dogs in Madison are sold in the Home Depot entryway.
 
2014-05-19 02:07:11 PM  
3 HRS AGO / POLITICS
There's No Good Way to Explain Your Hitler-Obama Analogy

Of course there is. Obama is a negro black colored person liberal
 
2014-05-19 02:07:36 PM  

KidneyStone: Langone has been on the board of directors for a few companies I've worked at.  He's friendly, funny, and if you didn't know he was filthy rich you wouldn't think he was filthy rich.

I also agree with what he is saying.  "You don't survive as a society if you encourage and thrive on envy or jealousy" and that's exactly what our leadershiat is doing.


What the unholy fark IS  Wall Street EXCEPT a "place that thrives on envy and jealousy"?  You get a $500k  bonus? that's fine unless someone else at the firm got $1 million.   You have more money than a single human could possible spend in a lifetime no matter how hard you tried?  Not good enough if the guy one house down from you has all your money + $1 more


Asking you assholes to choke up your fair share of the freight for the operation of this country isn't envy its basic fairness.  If  the top 20% of the people in this country control 85% of the wealth then they should be paying 85% of the bills too.
 
2014-05-19 02:08:51 PM  
Mr. Obama, I severed with Adolph Hitler. I knew Adolf Hitler. Adolf Hitler was a (not) friend of mine.  Mr. Obama, You're no Adolf Hitler.

And enough of this blaming this side, or that side, or the guy before you.  Sooner or later, the guy in office at present takes ownership of it.  I would say halfway through the second term is more than reasonable on that front. Besides, the whole country went to hell since that bastard Chester A. Arthur signed the Pendleton Act ;)


Whidbey claims that pointing out that they did this to Bush basically on a weekly basis is somehow an apology for the Bush years.  No, it's pointing out the hypocracy of people who thought it was A-OK to do it to the guy you disagree with, but not the guy you agree with.  Neither one of them has any business being placed in the same category as Hitler.  Besides, Stalin & Mao Zedong both killed more people than Hitler did.  Kinda makes Hitler "Bush League" amongst the gallery of 20th central evil dictators (pun intended).

Obligatory picture of toddler Hitler follows.


img.fark.net
 
2014-05-19 02:09:23 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: I'll compare Obama to Hitler...

Hitler was white. Obama is black.
Hitler was short. Obama is taller.
Hitler had a moustache. Obama is clean-cut.
Hitler had dark hair. SO DOES OBAMA!!!


After a GIS for 'obama mustache', here are a few it came up with...



img.fark.net
urbanhonking.com

ugc-01.cafemomstatic.com

images.sodahead.com
hulshofschmidt.files.wordpress.com

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

THE LAST ONE ISN'T EVEN A MUSTACHE! WHY ARE YOU LYING TO ME GOOGLE??? WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO COVERUP?
 
2014-05-19 02:09:44 PM  
News: The right comparing the left to Hitler
Not News: The left comparing the right to Hitler.
 
2014-05-19 02:10:15 PM  
I worked 6 months at a Home Depot I.T center doing network support and enjoying the company of many fine Home Derpot employees. The Derp of that company runs deep, so very very very deep. If you are in any way a liberal working in that company you quickly learn to keep it to yourself. Fox news was on in the breakroom 24/7, and dont you dare change if you know whats good for your career.
 
2014-05-19 02:10:18 PM  

someonelse: On the other hand, the best hot dogs in Madison are sold in the Home Depot entryway.


We had the "best" gyros in town, too at Home Depot (they're gone now). Of course, there aren't any Greek restaurants in the city limits that might have served good ones.
 
2014-05-19 02:10:58 PM  
The comparison is apt.
Both Hitler and Obama have time machines and secret moon bases.

But libs won't listen to basic facts when we show them the potato

Study it out.
 
2014-05-19 02:11:01 PM  
Where exactly is President Obama mentioned in this guys statement?

/Liberals can take 1+1 and get 7 just like Conservatives
//whadda ya know...
 
2014-05-19 02:11:03 PM  
You don't survive as a society if you encourage and thrive on envy or jealousy

What if you encourage and thrive on a rigged system of governance that requires you to raise hundreds of millions of dollars from wealthy donors with special interests to even participate as a candidate? Is that okay?

Or what about a system whereby a person's ability to exercise their right to free speech is measured by the size of their bank account?

How about if we had a system where the wealthiest corporations and individuals could hire professional gladhanders to influence - or event write - legislation that changes the rules so that the system you used to become wealthy is no longer available to any of your potential competitors?

Nobody hates you because you're rich. They hate you because you're an asshole and you're cheating.
 
2014-05-19 02:12:12 PM  
Old people are so funny.
 
2014-05-19 02:13:00 PM  

Ball Sack Obama: Oh, please... nary a week went by during Bush's time if office where someone wasn't comparing him to Hitler.



 Which was also an incorrect and ineffective comparison, as beyond the superficial megalomania and authoritarian streaks they both shared, Hitler was smart, competent, charismatic, and ambitious.
 
2014-05-19 02:13:03 PM  

Ponzholio: Sin_City_Superhero: I'll compare Obama to Hitler...

Hitler was white. Obama is black.
Hitler was short. Obama is taller.
Hitler had a moustache. Obama is clean-cut.
Hitler had dark hair. SO DOES OBAMA!!!

After a GIS for 'obama mustache', here are a few it came up with...











THE LAST ONE ISN'T EVEN A MUSTACHE! WHY ARE YOU LYING TO ME GOOGLE??? WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO COVERUP?


Obama + Evil University Spock Goatee == Kanye West.

This is very disturbing. Why didn't the media warn is?
 
2014-05-19 02:13:36 PM  

inclemency: I'm so sick of these bootstrappers using words like 'envy' and 'jealousy' to justify their grotesque greed.


You're just jealous. It's an all-purpose retort. Sick of Republicans in Congress roadblocking everything under the sun? You're just jealous. Sick of Benghazi 24-7? You're just jealous. Tired of
the constant efforts to take away your health care? Just jealous. Sick of the GOP's enduring fascination with rape and slavery? Jealous.
 
2014-05-19 02:13:36 PM  

clkeagle: Rapmaster2000: Technically, he was the investment banker who secured financing for HD.  I don't think that qualifies as a founder.  I tend to think of a founder as the guy who created and ran the early day-to-day of a business.
/end threadjack

Either way, I'd rather get stuff from Lowe's.


Aren't you in Menards country ? Sack up, man! Lowes is for sissy men!
 
2014-05-19 02:13:44 PM  

DoBeDoBeDo: His point is that a political party CAN rise to power based solely on the hatred of others.


So he's definitely a Republican.
 
2014-05-19 02:14:43 PM  

DoBeDoBeDo: Honestly I get what he's saying.  His point is that a political party CAN rise to power based solely on the hatred of others.


Yes, and he is heavily funding that party right now, so he has no room to talk.
 
2014-05-19 02:14:57 PM  
img.fark.net

Obama Abdul Jabbar

img.fark.net

Obama from the darkest time line
 
2014-05-19 02:14:58 PM  
Wouldn't a more "appropriate" comparison be to compare Obama to Stalin? Hitler was a fascist, which is a right wing ideology. Stalin was a communist, which is associated with the left.

Besides, I would think these guys would love Obama to be like Hitler. Pro business and capitalism, the elimination of the poor and the inferior, pro war, etc.

Of course, all this would require these Teabaggers to have the most elementary understanding of logic and political history. Which we all know they do not.
 
2014-05-19 02:15:00 PM  
Ball Sack Obama: Derp.

Oh, Christ. Look what's come back, like Fark's version of Michael Myers.
 
2014-05-19 02:15:01 PM  

The Larch: Ponzholio: Sin_City_Superhero: I'll compare Obama to Hitler...

Hitler was white. Obama is black.
Hitler was short. Obama is taller.
Hitler had a moustache. Obama is clean-cut.
Hitler had dark hair. SO DOES OBAMA!!!

After a GIS for 'obama mustache', here are a few it came up with...

THE LAST ONE ISN'T EVEN A MUSTACHE! WHY ARE YOU LYING TO ME GOOGLE??? WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO COVERUP?

Obama + Evil University Spock Goatee == Kanye West.

This is very disturbing. Why didn't the media warn is?


Can someone with shoop skillz put one of these on him?

www.blindloop.com
 
2014-05-19 02:15:03 PM  
And I'm supposed to care what some glorified shopkeeper thinks, why?
 
2014-05-19 02:15:26 PM  
There should be some kind of rule that if you're compared to Hitler by the same person three times publicly, you get to treat that person as it would be imagined that Hitler would treat that person. "What? You obviously wanted a President Hitler!"
 
2014-05-19 02:15:51 PM  

whidbey: Sin_City_Superhero: I'll compare Obama to Hitler...

Hitler was white. Obama is black.
Hitler was short. Obama is taller.
Hitler had a moustache. Obama is clean-cut.
Hitler had dark hair. SO DOES OBAMA!!!

Sounds like a punk rock song.

/Ah but punk is dead


img.fark.netOne Saturday I took a walk to Zipperhead
I met a girl there
And she almost knocked me dead
Punk rock girl please look at me
Punk rock girl what do you see?
Let's travel round the world
Just you and me punk rock girl!
 
2014-05-19 02:16:00 PM  

anfrind: know of a few people who truly believe that Obama is just as bad as Hitler, and that he's just waiting for the right moment to strike the fatal blow. And when absolutely nothing happens between now and 2017, I fully expect them to forget all about their predictions.


Going on a tangent, one worry I have is that people have so frequently accused opposition leaders of being Hitler that when a real tyrant does appear, it'll be like The Boy Who Cried Wolf.  It'll take a while before people realize that we have a real tyrant on our hands, and by then, it'll be too late to remove them.


dpaul007: Remember eight years ago when the right-wing nutbags were screaming that *any* disagreement with The Prez was treason?


I remember that very clearly.  Time of war and no tolerance for dissent.  Except that war should be one of those things that we should discuss the most.
 
2014-05-19 02:16:28 PM  
It's because of people like Ken Langone that Christ was crucified.
 
2014-05-19 02:16:44 PM  
Langone is an ass who opens his mouth before engaging his brain.

He always has been an ass.

\I heard Bernie Marcus call him an ass to his face more than once.
\\ In an open office.
\\\ In front of the rest of the board.
 
2014-05-19 02:16:57 PM  

whidbey: someonelse: On the other hand, the best hot dogs in Madison are sold in the Home Depot entryway.

We had the "best" gyros in town, too at Home Depot (they're gone now). Of course, there aren't any Greek restaurants in the city limits that might have served good ones.


I don't think the hot dog vendors are affiliated to Home Depot except that they rent the space.
 
2014-05-19 02:16:59 PM  
While it is a fair statement politically (both are socialists, both favor large businesses that are "connected" to a large, all powerful central government) Hitler was a vegetarian and Obama ate dogs. So yes, there is a difference.
 
2014-05-19 02:17:19 PM  
i59.tinypic.com
 
2014-05-19 02:18:01 PM  

Ponzholio: Sin_City_Superhero: I'll compare Obama to Hitler...

Hitler was white. Obama is black.
Hitler was short. Obama is taller.
Hitler had a moustache. Obama is clean-cut.
Hitler had dark hair. SO DOES OBAMA!!!

After a GIS for 'obama mustache', here are a few it came up with...











THE LAST ONE ISN'T EVEN A MUSTACHE! WHY ARE YOU LYING TO ME GOOGLE??? WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO COVERUP?


That goatee is stylin'. Obama should totally grow that one.
 
2014-05-19 02:18:10 PM  

yakmans_dad: It's because of people like Ken Langone that Christ was crucified.


Who? Oh, that wealth-redistributin' hippie who'd rather leech off his 12 buddies and his folks than be a productive member of society, like that job creator Pontius Pilate? All the better! There's no room in the GOP for creeps like that any way.
 
2014-05-19 02:18:20 PM  

ongbok: What is with these guys' laser focus on Hitler?


If there was another historical figure more vilified and recognized as universally evil, Obama would be that person.

And then, Hitler would be the right's go-to guy.
 
2014-05-19 02:18:55 PM  

skozlaw: You don't survive as a society if you encourage and thrive on envy or jealousy

What if you encourage and thrive on a rigged system of governance that requires you to raise hundreds of millions of dollars from wealthy donors with special interests to even participate as a candidate? Is that okay?

Or what about a system whereby a person's ability to exercise their right to free speech is measured by the size of their bank account?

How about if we had a system where the wealthiest corporations and individuals could hire professional gladhanders to influence - or event write - legislation that changes the rules so that the system you used to become wealthy is no longer available to any of your potential competitors?

Nobody hates you because you're rich. They hate you because you're an asshole and you're cheating.


That is both excellent and accurate.
 
2014-05-19 02:19:18 PM  
I'm not a fan of the current class warfare rhetoric, but I think the 1% will be fine.
I get more concerned with politicians vilifying illegal immigrants.
 
2014-05-19 02:19:34 PM  

Philly: If there was another historical figure more vilified and recognized as universally evil, Obama would be that person.


Oh, so THAT'S why Republicans try to draw parallels to Dubya's monumental fark-ups.
 
2014-05-19 02:19:45 PM  

someonelse: What about the fact that every time you go into a Home Depot, there are half a dozen employees asking "Can I help you?" at the front of the store, before you've even started shopping. Then when you've gotten into the actual aisles and actually need help finding something, there is not an employee around for miles. Has he apologized for that?


img1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-05-19 02:21:08 PM  

nitefallz: Do people really think the country's problems started with Obama?  Did everyone forget EVERYTHING prior to the 2008 election when that pretzel-choking doofus was around?



Hey, I just had someone tell me in the 9/11 thread that we went into Iraq because Saddam wasn't in compliance with UN regulations. I guess if you give something enough time...
 
2014-05-19 02:21:12 PM  

Carn: [i59.tinypic.com image 675x447]


That uppity President went and hit me on the head with a shovel.....
 
2014-05-19 02:21:38 PM  

Creoena: Creoena: Anyone who blames Obama to Hitler is a fool.

Compares* grr autocorrect


I liked it the first way
 
2014-05-19 02:21:47 PM  
A lot of people don't understand there are 2 ways to "compare" some one to Hitler. One is bad but the other is NOT.

Bad way: When you try to pretend someone is as BAD as Hitler because of some superficial similarity. - This is an Ad hominem attack. "Hitler had socialized medicine like Obam!"

OK way: Not to say someone is as BAD as Hitler but point out that something Hitler did that actually lead to bad things in itself. - This is learning from History and it's ok!! - For example what Putin is doing "liberating" Russian speakers, IS like what Hitler did at the start of WWII. Even this guys second point saying Democracy isn't always great because it got Hitler, is not calling Obama Hitler.

One you associating Hitler with someone. The other one you are comparing actions and it's based on those actions and outcomes.

I hate when the idiots on FARK go "Godwin! Godwin! Godwin!" whenever you bring up what Hitler did as a valid analogy. It's actually ok to learn from history. Just don't us it as an ad hominem attack.
 
2014-05-19 02:22:10 PM  
Good thing he doesn't own a sports organization, or he might face some punishment for his bigotry and hatred
 
2014-05-19 02:22:21 PM  
Still not going to Lowe's.
 
2014-05-19 02:22:23 PM  

Electrify: Wouldn't a more "appropriate" comparison be to compare Obama to Stalin? Hitler was a fascist, which is a right wing ideology. Stalin was a communist, which is associated with the left.


No, ALL dictators throughout history have been Leftie Libbylib Lib-U-Lardo Libradors.  Anyone knows that.
 
2014-05-19 02:22:38 PM  
He didn't mention Hitler, and he didn't take it back.  His quote of what he actually said:  "I stand on what I said"
and he clarifies his message.   Bad Subby.  Bad, bad subby.

And in subby's defense, the headline doesn't mention any Liberal-Conservaderp.
 
2014-05-19 02:22:40 PM  

garandman1a: While it is a fair statement politically (both are socialists, both favor large businesses that are "connected" to a large, all powerful central government) Hitler was a vegetarian and Obama ate dogs. So yes, there is a difference.


We're laughing at you, not with you.
 
2014-05-19 02:22:46 PM  

ongbok: What is with these guys' laser focus on Hitler?


They hate Hitler because he exploited the workers and made the rich, richer.

Or, maybe they're just retards who thinks Hitler was a socialist?
 
2014-05-19 02:22:58 PM  
Lowes > Home Depot
 
2014-05-19 02:23:10 PM  

inclemency: I'm so sick of these bootstrappers using words like 'envy' and 'jealousy' to justify their grotesque greed.

I'm very sorry that you find it hard to reconcile your obscene excess while literally billions around the world barely eat. Just because you make me nauseous with your pathological and never-ending greed does not make me jealous. My only issues with contemptible garbage like you is that you do slimy things to stay at the top and feel that unless you take my share and everyone else's you won't fill that massive hole in your soul.

Doesn't justify comparisons to Nazi Germany however you disingenuous and hyperbolous farker. DIAF and EABOD.


Envy and Jealousy are the words of people that think the job of government is to protect their Hard-Earned Dollars (tm). The goal of government in reality isn't to nurture the ever-growing stash of wealth held by the people at the top, but to create a stable economic system that won't collapse. The growing chorus against the current distribution of wealth isn't driven by Envy or Jealousy, but by a simple understanding that the funneling of wealth upward in our society is entirely unsustainable and dangerous to the long-term health and strength of the United States.
 
2014-05-19 02:23:50 PM  

Cdr.Murdock: Carn: [i59.tinypic.com image 675x447]

That uppity President went and hit me on the head with a shovel.....


Harrumph!
 
2014-05-19 02:26:43 PM  
Am I missing something? Obama isn't even mentioned in the article except in the headline.  The guy's quote was about how bad things can happen in a democracy because that's how Hitler got elected.  He seems to have a point about being vilified if he can't even mention recent history without being lambasted for knowing history.
 
2014-05-19 02:26:52 PM  
I wanted to make it clear-I said the next day I want to make it very clear, if anybody took my remarks to say I was comparing Hitler to somebody else, please accept my apologies, because that's not what I was saying. He was a horrible evil human being. I hope he's burning in hell for eternity for what he did. I wasn't talking about Hitler.

OK, let's look at what he said, I'm sure this is just the MSM out of control again, right? Probably putting words into his mouth or something...

"Because if you go back to 1933, with different words, this is what Hitler was saying in Germany."

No mention of Hitler at all, dude, boy do WE all owe you an apology...

What a douche.
 
2014-05-19 02:26:58 PM  

Hack Patooey: The Larch: Ponzholio: Sin_City_Superhero: I'll compare Obama to Hitler...

Hitler was white. Obama is black.
Hitler was short. Obama is taller.
Hitler had a moustache. Obama is clean-cut.
Hitler had dark hair. SO DOES OBAMA!!!

After a GIS for 'obama mustache', here are a few it came up with...

THE LAST ONE ISN'T EVEN A MUSTACHE! WHY ARE YOU LYING TO ME GOOGLE??? WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO COVERUP?

Obama + Evil University Spock Goatee == Kanye West.

This is very disturbing. Why didn't the media warn is?

Can someone with shoop skillz put one of these on him?

[www.blindloop.com image 374x314]


HAIL HYDRA!
 
2014-05-19 02:27:15 PM  

nitefallz: Do people really think the country's problems started with Obama?  Did everyone forget EVERYTHING prior to the 2008 election when that pretzel-choking doofus was around?


Serious this drives me crazy. I could see it if the Republicans were "Oh what Bush did was bad and we are going to have a new political philosophy" but instead they are "We are doubling down on those policies we saw fail during the Bush admin!"
 
2014-05-19 02:27:25 PM  
c1.staticflickr.com

Welcome to the pumpkin patch. We don't understand anything about what we sell.
 
2014-05-19 02:28:17 PM  

Carn: Cdr.Murdock: Carn: [i59.tinypic.com image 675x447]

That uppity President went and hit me on the head with a shovel.....

Harrumph!


I didn't get a Harrumph! out of that guy!

The Governor says you better watch your aers.....
 
2014-05-19 02:29:03 PM  
Dude, you were ten years old when Hitler offed himself in a Berlin bunker. You are trying to twist a center-right corporatist president's record (which probably did wonders for your privileged ass) to be somehow equivalent to the wholesale slaughter of millions.

Please pardon me while I tell you to go take a long walk off a short pier and hug an octopus.
 
2014-05-19 02:29:16 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-19 02:30:41 PM  

Cdr.Murdock: whidbey: Sin_City_Superhero: I'll compare Obama to Hitler...

Hitler was white. Obama is black.
Hitler was short. Obama is taller.
Hitler had a moustache. Obama is clean-cut.
Hitler had dark hair. SO DOES OBAMA!!!

Sounds like a punk rock song.

/Ah but punk is dead

[img.fark.net image 850x637]One Saturday I took a walk to Zipperhead
I met a girl there
And she almost knocked me dead
Punk rock girl please look at me
Punk rock girl what do you see?
Let's travel round the world
Just you and me punk rock girl!


You're my hero!
 
2014-05-19 02:30:55 PM  

Corvus: It's actually ok to learn from history.


Here's 2 things to learn from history.

1) Every historical moment is not prelude to another Weimar.
2) Every historical moment is not prelude to another Weimar.
 
2014-05-19 02:31:29 PM  
As if on cue, Rush compares Obama to Hitler on his show today.
 
2014-05-19 02:32:31 PM  

DubtodaIll: Am I missing something? Obama isn't even mentioned in the article except in the headline.  The guy's quote was about how bad things can happen in a democracy because that's how Hitler got elected.  He seems to have a point about being vilified if he can't even mention recent history without being lambasted for knowing history.


Hitler was not elected.
 
2014-05-19 02:34:50 PM  

DubtodaIll: Am I missing something? Obama isn't even mentioned in the article except in the headline.  The guy's quote was about how bad things can happen in a democracy because that's how Hitler got elected.  He seems to have a point about being vilified if he can't even mention recent history without being lambasted for knowing history.


Fark Progressives won't respond to this.  They have a hard time with facts.
 
2014-05-19 02:35:48 PM  

All2morrowsparTs: DubtodaIll: Am I missing something? Obama isn't even mentioned in the article except in the headline.  The guy's quote was about how bad things can happen in a democracy because that's how Hitler got elected.  He seems to have a point about being vilified if he can't even mention recent history without being lambasted for knowing history.

Hitler was not elected.


Ok, appointed by the guy who got elected.  Still, I don't see a direct comparison of Obama to Hitler in what this guy said.  If anything he's comparing the political environment to something similar to 1933.  It's not really an accurate comparison, but I'm not sure he's directly going after Obama here.  But hey, any chance to get some mileage out of someone who has a lot of money not loving Obama.
 
2014-05-19 02:36:05 PM  

Ivan the Tolerable: Ball Sack Obama: Oh, please... nary a week went by during Bush's time if office where someone wasn't comparing him to Hitler.


 Which was also an incorrect and ineffective comparison, as beyond the superficial megalomania and authoritarian streaks they both shared, Hitler was smart, competent, charismatic, and ambitious.


Factually incorrect.  Hitler was an incompetent buffoon.  He was, however, charismatic, ambitious, and able to coherently speak in the language of his nation, so it's still not a valid comparison.
 
2014-05-19 02:36:07 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: I don't much like the sound of these "Oboncentration Obamps".


Best sketch ever!
 
2014-05-19 02:38:32 PM  

garandman1a: While it is a fair statement politically (both are socialists, both favor large businesses that are "connected" to a large, all powerful central government) Hitler was a vegetarian and Obama ate dogs. So yes, there is a difference.


Actually, I thought this was a very good troll effort.  It uses real words and punctuation.  While I'm going to have to award 0 points for confusing Hitler with a "socialist", he didn't use the words "libtard", "confiscation".  

Oh, who am I kidding.

"What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."
 
2014-05-19 02:39:10 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: This is nothing compared to what he's done to Home Depot.  It should be criminal.


Thanks, Obama!
 
2014-05-19 02:40:19 PM  

nitefallz: Do people really think the country's problems started with Obama? Did everyone forget EVERYTHING prior to the 2008 election when that pretzel-choking doofus was around?


Dude these guys want to grab the brass ring. Total power and control. Anything that blocks that they utterly hate.
 
2014-05-19 02:41:36 PM  
That Hitler, he just can't catch a break.
 
2014-05-19 02:41:59 PM  

someonelse: whidbey: someonelse: On the other hand, the best hot dogs in Madison are sold in the Home Depot entryway.

We had the "best" gyros in town, too at Home Depot (they're gone now). Of course, there aren't any Greek restaurants in the city limits that might have served good ones.

I don't think the hot dog vendors are affiliated to Home Depot except that they rent the space.


I'm just saying that if you have to get your dogs there, your city is hurting for the real deal.

Entrepreneurs: Madison needs you.
 
2014-05-19 02:42:42 PM  
To be fair, I think they used to compare Hitler to the unborn Obama back then.
 
2014-05-19 02:44:35 PM  

Truther: DubtodaIll: Am I missing something? Obama isn't even mentioned in the article except in the headline.  The guy's quote was about how bad things can happen in a democracy because that's how Hitler got elected.  He seems to have a point about being vilified if he can't even mention recent history without being lambasted for knowing history.

Fark Progressives won't respond to this.  They have a hard time with facts.


Truther: DubtodaIll: Am I missing something? Obama isn't even mentioned in the article except in the headline.  The guy's quote was about how bad things can happen in a democracy because that's how Hitler got elected.  He seems to have a point about being vilified if he can't even mention recent history without being lambasted for knowing history.

Fark Progressives won't respond to this.  They have a hard time with facts.


Actually, his remarks were aimed at the current leadership. But you knew that, right?
 
2014-05-19 02:44:55 PM  

yakmans_dad: Corvus: It's actually ok to learn from history.

Here's 2 things to learn from history.

1) Every historical moment is not prelude to another Weimar.
2) Every historical moment is not prelude to another Weimar.


Hey maybe you should actually respond to the point I was making instead of taking a quote massively out of context to pretend I said something that I didn't
 
2014-05-19 02:45:10 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Do you see a pattern emerging?


<standing ovation>.  Even by Ninja's already high standards, this is hall of fame stuff.
 
2014-05-19 02:46:11 PM  

yakmans_dad: Corvus: It's actually ok to learn from history.

Here's 2 things to learn from history.

1) Every historical moment is not prelude to another Weimar.
2) Every historical moment is not prelude to another Weimar.


Here's one thing to learn from logic:
1) Not Every historical moment is not prelude to another Weimar.  is what you were trying to write.  What you wrote is that no historical moment is prelude to another Weimar...not a single one.
 
2014-05-19 02:48:49 PM  

yakmans_dad: Corvus: It's actually ok to learn from history.

Here's 2 things to learn from history.

1) Every historical moment is not prelude to another Weimar.
2) Every historical moment is not prelude to another Weimar.


Exactly where did I say it was? Oh, I know, no where did I say that at all. You instead of wanting to actually discuss the point I was making wanted to instead make a bullshiat strawman by deleting the actual context of what I actual said and represent it as some BS strawman to try to think yourself clever.
 
2014-05-19 02:48:51 PM  
I know someone who believes that America's greatest achievement was defeating fascism.  That may be true, but Americans seem to be hell bent on forgetting the lessons learned before the WWII generation even gone.  Ask 20 people on the street to explain the differences between American liberalism, fascism, communism and European socialism and you'll get 15 blank stares and a mountain of nonsense.
 
2014-05-19 02:49:40 PM  

whidbey: Truther: DubtodaIll: Am I missing something? Obama isn't even mentioned in the article except in the headline.  The guy's quote was about how bad things can happen in a democracy because that's how Hitler got elected.  He seems to have a point about being vilified if he can't even mention recent history without being lambasted for knowing history.

Fark Progressives won't respond to this.  They have a hard time with facts.

Truther: DubtodaIll: Am I missing something? Obama isn't even mentioned in the article except in the headline.  The guy's quote was about how bad things can happen in a democracy because that's how Hitler got elected.  He seems to have a point about being vilified if he can't even mention recent history without being lambasted for knowing history.

Fark Progressives won't respond to this.  They have a hard time with facts.

Actually, his remarks were aimed at the current leadership. But you knew that, right?


No, the article doesn't mention that. Here's the original POLITICO quote:

"I hope it's not working," Ken Langone, the billionaire co-founder of Home Depot and major GOP donor, said of populist political appeals. "Because if you go back to 1933, with different words, this is what Hitler was saying in Germany. You don't survive as a society if you encourage and thrive on envy or jealousy."

Read more:  http://www.politico.com/story/2014/03/the-rich-strike-back-104753.htm l #ixzz32BlWG8Ih

Still just seems like an insensitive quote about the political environment.  I see no pointed reference to Obama.  It's about the political zeitgeist.  I'm not agreeing with the guy or his stance, but claiming he's comparing Obama to Hitler is inaccurate.
 
2014-05-19 02:52:09 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Lowes > Home Depot


True but Ace and Aco or any smaller hardware store > Lowes > HD.
 
2014-05-19 02:53:31 PM  

DubtodaIll: Am I missing something? Obama isn't even mentioned in the article except in the headline.  The guy's quote was about how bad things can happen in a democracy because that's how Hitler got elected.  He seems to have a point about being vilified if he can't even mention recent history without being lambasted for knowing history.


Libderpers can't help it.  Facts have a nasty way of getting in the way of the 'he's blah, you're racist if you are rich' agenda.
 
2014-05-19 02:53:38 PM  
No matter how much money you have, you can still be a moron.

Guys like this seem to be demonstrating that the relationship is directly proportional.
 
2014-05-19 02:56:17 PM  
Back in the 30's, what did they compare Hitler to?
 
2014-05-19 02:56:57 PM  

DubtodaIll: Still just seems like an insensitive quote about the political environment.  I see no pointed reference to Obama.  It's about the political zeitgeist.  I'm not agreeing with the guy or his stance, but claiming he's comparing Obama to Hitler is inaccurate.


That's not all of the story here. This is a follow-up:

My statement was that a democratic process could have bad results. You want proof? Go back to 1933. It was horrible results! I was only saying that we are, thank God, a democracy, and when our leaders pit group against group, it's not constructive."

First of all, that's bullshiat. Obama is not "pitting us" against anyone. He has been proposing rather moderate legislation aimed at regulating big business and making the rich pay more taxes, which they should be doing. And democracy? Any amount of Googling shows that other people of privilege agree with this.

This is very much directed at the current administration. Don't split hairs with me.
 
2014-05-19 02:57:22 PM  
Can you even be a US president these days without being compared to Hitler? I think that just comes with the job.
 
2014-05-19 02:58:39 PM  

theorellior: scalpod: It's not like by making specious comparisons we dilute the meaning of our words. Bush is Hitler, Obama'shiatler, apparently everyone is Hitler?

GUYS! GUYS! WE'RE ALL HITLER!

Sorry, I'm Spartacus.


I'm Brian!
 
2014-05-19 02:58:59 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Back in the 30's, what did they compare Hitler to?



A homeless wannabe art student?
 
2014-05-19 03:01:24 PM  

whidbey: My statement was that a democratic process could have bad results. You want proof? Go back to 1933. It was horrible results! I was only saying that we are, thank God, a democracy, and when our leaders pit group against group, it's not constructive."


Hmm I must have missed him coming out against the GOP attacking government unions, gays or immigrants.
 
2014-05-19 03:01:42 PM  
I knew Hitler and Obama's no Hitler.
 
2014-05-19 03:03:02 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Back in the 30's, what did they compare Hitler to?


I dunno. They didn't have the Internet back then.
 
2014-05-19 03:03:15 PM  

Obama's Reptiloid Master: Guys, guys, guys... we can just pelt him with fruit in the public square and take all his assets and nationalize them.


I see what you did there.
 
2014-05-19 03:03:15 PM  
The stock market is at all time highs, the rich are richer than ever before... and still their main beef is that they can't f@ck the poor even more. Thanks to yet another company for making my shopping decisions easier, you can go in the same bin as Papa Johns and Chik Fil A.
 
2014-05-19 03:03:31 PM  
I didn't mean to say she deserved to be raped, just that sometimes, when you dress a certain way, you get raped by Hitler.
 
2014-05-19 03:03:45 PM  

Salmon: fark, too early for that, I can barely count to 3.


showoff
 
2014-05-19 03:04:30 PM  

Truther: DubtodaIll: Am I missing something? Obama isn't even mentioned in the article except in the headline.  The guy's quote was about how bad things can happen in a democracy because that's how Hitler got elected.  He seems to have a point about being vilified if he can't even mention recent history without being lambasted for knowing history.

Fark Progressives won't respond to this.  They have a hard time with facts.


His original statement was.  And this is a retraction of his apology for his original statement.  Therefore it is an affirmation of his original statement that Obama is like Hitler.
 
2014-05-19 03:05:17 PM  

Corvus: whidbey: My statement was that a democratic process could have bad results. You want proof? Go back to 1933. It was horrible results! I was only saying that we are, thank God, a democracy, and when our leaders pit group against group, it's not constructive."

Hmm I must have missed him coming out against the GOP attacking government unions, gays or immigrants.


Well see they had all of that in Nazi Germany--before the crackdown.
 
2014-05-19 03:05:50 PM  

dryknife: What his opinion of Magic Johnson?


Yeah, maybe he can tell us what he knows about the Negro.
 
2014-05-19 03:07:34 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: I'll compare Obama to Hitler...

Hitler was white. Obama is black.
Hitler was short. Obama is taller.
Hitler had a moustache. Obama is clean-cut.
Hitler had dark hair. SO DOES OBAMA!!!


lulz ^-^ +1funnay
 
2014-05-19 03:08:11 PM  
So, what he was saying was that  Hitler was democratically elected and that although he was comparing Hitler's political messages with Obama's political messages, he was in no way referencing Obama because he didn't say "Obama".  Got it.
 
2014-05-19 03:10:55 PM  

IvyLady: So, what he was saying was that  Hitler was democratically elected and that although he was comparing Hitler's political messages with Obama's political messages, he was in no way referencing Obama because he didn't say "Obama".  Got it.


Which makes him even more of a chickenshiat, really. It's pretty obvious who he was referencing and he couldn't even bring himself to say the actual words.
 
2014-05-19 03:16:40 PM  

IvyLady: So, what he was saying was that  Hitler was democratically elected and that although he was comparing Hitler's political messages with Obama's political messages, he was in no way referencing Obama because he didn't say "Obama".  Got it.


Their messages are identical:

1.  Effective healthcare for the poor
2.  Strong domestic national security
3.  Infrastructure!

So, if you take reality out of the equation, you can see how derpers reach this conclusion.
 
2014-05-19 03:17:38 PM  
They are absolutely nothing alike,
Hitler used ovens,
obama uses drones....
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-19 03:19:55 PM  

verdigris1:
[img.fark.net image 850x967]


www.livestream.com
 
2014-05-19 03:20:27 PM  

Cdr.Murdock: whidbey: Sin_City_Superhero: I'll compare Obama to Hitler...

Hitler was white. Obama is black.
Hitler was short. Obama is taller.
Hitler had a moustache. Obama is clean-cut.
Hitler had dark hair. SO DOES OBAMA!!!

Sounds like a punk rock song.

/Ah but punk is dead

[img.fark.net image 850x637]One Saturday I took a walk to Zipperhead
I met a girl there
And she almost knocked me dead
Punk rock girl please look at me
Punk rock girl what do you see?
Let's travel round the world
Just you and me punk rock girl!


Okay, we were wrong. Punk isn't dead. It's just a wee bit cliche and niche, in a thoroughly commercial kinda sense. Wanna buy my limeted edition Che-with-a-mohawk and daiper-pin-in-nose teeshirt? It's got real blood/amphetamine on it from the time a punk puked back up the bomb I sold her.

/only $128!
 
2014-05-19 03:21:37 PM  

born_yesterday: IvyLady: So, what he was saying was that  Hitler was democratically elected and that although he was comparing Hitler's political messages with Obama's political messages, he was in no way referencing Obama because he didn't say "Obama".  Got it.

Their messages are identical:

1.  Effective healthcare for the poor
2.  Strong domestic national security
3.  Infrastructure!

So, if you take reality out of the equation, you can see how derpers reach this conclusion.


Yeah, but Obama's "Final Solution" was just his attempt at the NCAA bracket...
 
2014-05-19 03:22:45 PM  

EyeballKid: There should be some kind of rule that if you're compared to Hitler by the same person three times publicly, you get to treat that person as it would be imagined that Hitler would treat that person. "What? You obviously wanted a President Hitler!"



media3.giphy.com
 
2014-05-19 03:23:24 PM  

nitefallz: Do people really think the country's problems started with Obama?  Did everyone forget EVERYTHING prior to the 2008 election when that pretzel-choking doofus was around?


I don't think anyone's forgotten Bill Clintons presidency :)
 
2014-05-19 03:23:45 PM  
Of course Obama is just like Hitler.  Did you see what he did to The bust of Winston Churchill before he expelled it from the White House?!?!
 
2014-05-19 03:24:06 PM  
This guy is single handedly trying to get the wealthy lined up against the wall.
 
2014-05-19 03:26:21 PM  

CanisNoir: nitefallz: Do people really think the country's problems started with Obama?  Did everyone forget EVERYTHING prior to the 2008 election when that pretzel-choking doofus was around?

I don't think anyone's forgotten Bill Clintons presidency :)


A "b-but Clinton" tu quoque? A daring opening move.

But don't let me get in the way of your attempts to discount 8 years of failed Bush policy.
 
2014-05-19 03:26:46 PM  
There is no comparison.  Obama is far more like Hitler than Hitler is to Hitler.  Never seen the Hitler Index?

tinyarena: [img.fark.net image 320x200]

Ah, there it is.
 
2014-05-19 03:26:49 PM  
Pocket Ninja: A lot of people like to dismiss these Obama/Hitler comparisons, but that's only because so many people just do a simple comparison, find no links, and dismiss it outright. They're not looking deep enough, in other words. Even those who attempt to use advanced numerological tools are often frustrated in their efforts. They see no easy link, and as a result cross their arms and say, "this is a stupid comparison." They point out, correctly, that the name Barack Obama has a numerological weight of 5 (individual weights 18 and 14, or 1+8 (9) and 1+4 (5) yielding 14, or 1+4=5), and Adolf Hitler has a value of 11, one of the Master Numbers (20 and 36, 2+0 (2) and 3+6 (9) yielding 11). And while Hitler having a Master Number makes sense, certainly, how does Mr. Obama's 5 relate to that?

Ah, but you are forgetting something. You are forgetting Barack Obama's middle name. Hussein. Value, 32. 3+2=5. Added to the 5 previous, we have 10, for a final value (1+0) of 1. Barack Hussein Obama has a value of 1.

1. And Hitler is 11. Half the value.

Nice touch!
 
2014-05-19 03:26:56 PM  

IvyLady: So, what he was saying was that  Hitler was democratically elected and that although he was comparing Hitler's political messages with Obama's political messages, he was in no way referencing Obama because he didn't say "Obama".  Got it.


Well no, not at all.  It's just silly how eager the left is to have Obama constantly be considered a victim of political slander even in cases where he is not being slandered.  Any and all events where a GOP member or supporter says something vaguely insensitive towards the Democrats are immediately turned in to a direct attack on Obama because they're obviously racist and only hate any of his actions or policies because he's black.  It's ridiculous.  It's not like I can really blame liberals though, it's an effective tool to rile the electorate.
 
2014-05-19 03:27:57 PM  
 "Because if you go back to 1933, with different words, this is what Hitler was saying in Germany."

Hitler: "The Jews have ruined Germany"

Obama: "I think heathcare should be affordable for everyone"

Holy fark, he's right!11!!!!!one!
 
2014-05-19 03:28:49 PM  

DubtodaIll: It's just silly how eager the left is to have Obama constantly be considered a victim of political slander even in cases where he is not being slandered.


So you're just going to ignore what's being pointed out to you in this thread.

M'kay.
 
2014-05-19 03:30:02 PM  

whidbey: CanisNoir: nitefallz: Do people really think the country's problems started with Obama?  Did everyone forget EVERYTHING prior to the 2008 election when that pretzel-choking doofus was around?

I don't think anyone's forgotten Bill Clintons presidency :)

A "b-but Clinton" tu quoque? A daring opening move.

But don't let me get in the way of your attempts to discount 8 years of failed Bush policy.


Bush?  Bush ended our nightmare of prosperity and peace, and not a minute too soon!

/Thank you, Onion
 
2014-05-19 03:32:09 PM  

Johnny_Whistle:  "Because if you go back to 1933, with different words, this is what Hitler was saying in Germany."

Hitler: "The Jews have ruined Germany"

Obama: "I think heathcare should be affordable for everyone"

Holy fark, he's right!11!!!!!one!


Hahahaha.
 
2014-05-19 03:34:55 PM  
Don't be silly, Obama is nothing like Hitler.

Hitler could actually run a federal government.
 
2014-05-19 03:36:37 PM  

randomjsa: Don't be silly, Obama is nothing like Hitler.

Hitler could actually run a federal government.


Yeah there's way too much of your hard-earned tax dollars going to black people. I agree, man.
 
2014-05-19 03:37:55 PM  

KidneyStone: Langone has been on the board of directors for a few companies I've worked at.  He's friendly, funny, and if you didn't know he was filthy rich you wouldn't think he was filthy rich.

I also agree with what he is saying.  "You don't survive as a society if you encourage and thrive on envy or jealousy" and that's exactly what our leadershiat is doing.


I usually don't reply to trolls, but here goes:

Asking everyone to pay their fair share isn't envy, or jealousy.

A closer argument to jealousy or envy is those who want to take social cervices away from those who need it most, because they are "moochers".
 
2014-05-19 03:39:01 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: Marcus Aurelius: This is nothing compared to what he's done to Home Depot.  It should be criminal.

huh? what did he do to HD? As a consumer I like HD. Don;t know anything about the internal politics but then again I shouldn't.

Now Menard's on the the other hand is not very user friendly fro the shopper.


The help in my local store was given surliness injections, and in store services have gone away.  I used to be able to get tiles cut at Home Depot.  I tried last year and the guy in the tile department insisted they had never cut tile, and if I wanted a tile cut, I could, maybe "go find a contractor like everyone else, you moron".

So I went to Lowes and they did it for free.  Home Depot does not like it when I shop at Home Depot, so I don't.
 
2014-05-19 03:41:55 PM  

ongbok: [img.fark.net image 193x261]

Obama Abdul Jabbar

[img.fark.net image 152x215]

Obama from the darkest time line


Would the right wing love Mirror Universe Obama?
 
2014-05-19 03:42:35 PM  

whidbey: DubtodaIll: It's just silly how eager the left is to have Obama constantly be considered a victim of political slander even in cases where he is not being slandered.

So you're just going to ignore what's being pointed out to you in this thread.

M'kay.


There are plenty of cases where Obama is directly slandered to get frothy at the mouth over, this is not one of those cases.
 
2014-05-19 03:42:58 PM  

randomjsa: Don't be silly, Obama is nothing like Hitler.

Hitler could actually run a federal government.


Because the German federal government was in such sterling good shape when Hitler left power!
 
2014-05-19 03:43:47 PM  

DubtodaIll: whidbey: DubtodaIll: It's just silly how eager the left is to have Obama constantly be considered a victim of political slander even in cases where he is not being slandered.

So you're just going to ignore what's being pointed out to you in this thread.

M'kay.

There are plenty of cases where Obama is directly slandered to get frothy at the mouth over, this is not one of those cases.


So you're just going to give some stinking rich CEO of a corporation that doesn't pay taxes a free pass over comparing the Obama administration to Nazi Germany?

M'kay.
 
2014-05-19 03:44:18 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-19 03:44:34 PM  

whidbey: It'shiatlers all the way down...


drawception.com
 
2014-05-19 03:44:40 PM  
Meanwhile, Home Depot's stock is up roughly 270% since Obama took office.
 
2014-05-19 03:47:57 PM  
In all seriousness, my gut tells me that the majority of people in the US who have inherited fortunes in the 9 and 10 digit range are probably otherwise decent people who are just completely clueless as to how big the chasm is between them and everyone else - even the comfortably middle class.  

Most of them probably have enough good sense to quietly enjoy their lives without running around paranoid that someone somewhere might try to take something from them.  A lot of them probably recognize that if the government raised their taxes by 10% the massive gulf of wealth between them and everyone else would shrink the tiniest bit and the whole think would have no effect whatsoever on their lives.
 
2014-05-19 03:49:28 PM  

DeltaPunch: whidbey: It'shiatlers all the way down...

[drawception.com image 300x250]


Haha I didn't even notice the filterpwnage.
 
2014-05-19 03:50:45 PM  

CanisNoir: nitefallz: Do people really think the country's problems started with Obama?  Did everyone forget EVERYTHING prior to the 2008 election when that pretzel-choking doofus was around?

I don't think anyone's forgotten Bill Clintons presidency :)


You mean one of the best economies in modern history and a giant government surplus? Those bad times?
 
2014-05-19 03:53:11 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-05-19 03:53:20 PM  

whidbey: DubtodaIll: whidbey: DubtodaIll: It's just silly how eager the left is to have Obama constantly be considered a victim of political slander even in cases where he is not being slandered.

So you're just going to ignore what's being pointed out to you in this thread.

M'kay.

There are plenty of cases where Obama is directly slandered to get frothy at the mouth over, this is not one of those cases.

So you're just going to give some stinking rich CEO of a corporation that doesn't pay taxes a free pass over comparing the Obama administration to Nazi Germany?

M'kay.


Well yeah, his opinions about the political environment have no sway over my own.  But I do like how you admitted it's not a direct attack on Obama, even though you're being smarmy about it.
 
2014-05-19 03:55:19 PM  
A handy little guide to invoking Godwin's Law on someone:

Are they a genocidal warmonger: Yes or No?

Yes? Kindly elaborate further.

No? STFU.
 
2014-05-19 03:55:27 PM  

DubtodaIll: whidbey: DubtodaIll: whidbey: DubtodaIll: It's just silly how eager the left is to have Obama constantly be considered a victim of political slander even in cases where he is not being slandered.

So you're just going to ignore what's being pointed out to you in this thread.

M'kay.

There are plenty of cases where Obama is directly slandered to get frothy at the mouth over, this is not one of those cases.

So you're just going to give some stinking rich CEO of a corporation that doesn't pay taxes a free pass over comparing the Obama administration to Nazi Germany?

M'kay.

Well yeah, his opinions about the political environment have no sway over my own.  But I do like how you admitted it's not a direct attack on Obama, even though you're being smarmy about it.


It was a direct attack. I think you missed the part about Langone being too big of a chickenshiat to actually name names.

And you're going out of your way to downplay this. Why, exactly would you have sympathy for this shiatstain who make other privileged people look bad?
 
2014-05-19 03:56:02 PM  
You know who else liked to make home improvements?
 
2014-05-19 03:57:05 PM  

vpb: It's weird how much these guys hate Obama.  It's not like he has done anything radical really.  Democrats today are about like 1970's Republicans.

I guess the political spectrum has moved so far to the right that even what used to be moderate GOP policy is now "socialism".


Well they have a slight point but its not like I care much since I'm poor and the rich should be punished for being successful.

And I think you mean to say the dems of the 60s are closer to the Republicans now, the country is not remotely close to the far right. Its so far left even mentioning you're religious means you hate other people.

The fact medicinal marijuana is being discussed in places like Georgia shows how far the spectrum has shifted. If anyone would have dared suggested this in the 70s-80s they would have been beaten to death on the capital stairs by the Democrats then given to the Republicans for eating.

Far to the right my ass.
 
2014-05-19 03:57:08 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: You know who else liked to make home improvements?


You know who else had a depot to take you "home?"
 
2014-05-19 04:02:30 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: HD


SuperNinjaToad: Marcus Aurelius: This is nothing compared to what he's done to Home Depot.  It should be criminal.

huh? what did he do to HD? As a consumer I like HD. Don;t know anything about the internal politics but then again I shouldn't.

Now Menard's on the the other hand is not very user friendly fro the shopper.


Don't know if this guy is responsible, but home depot quality has gone to shiat.  Well - gone further to shiat.  They used to be the hardware store equivalent to Walmart.  Now it's closer to K-Mart.  In particular, their hardware is crap in my experience - bolts with deformed threads, terrible selection, and even worse stock if you're looking for anything the least bit unusual (metric), paper thin washers.  Plus the usual complaints about customer service - either nonexistent, or incompetent to the point of dangerous.  Had to interrupt an HD guy once who was telling a customer that he should just put a bigger breaker in his panel, and that would solve the tripping problem.

On the other hand, Ace is fantastic for hardware ... it just may take you an hour to find it in the huge selection and it's not cheap.  If you need it cheap, Big R has the relatively common stuff by the pound.
 
2014-05-19 04:04:11 PM  
I did Nazi that coming.
 
2014-05-19 04:06:34 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: You know who else liked to make home improvements?


static.tvgcdn.net
These guys?
 
2014-05-19 04:08:02 PM  

Pocket Ninja: 22. Another power number, the one related to the Master Builder. And, a number with twice the value of Hitler's 11, which was itself a doubling of Barack Obama's public persona value, one. 1, 11, 22.

Do you see a pattern emerging?


... so... what you're saying is if the wookie don't fit, you mus acquit?
 
2014-05-19 04:11:34 PM  

Zombies ate my neighbors: Pocket Ninja: 22. Another power number, the one related to the Master Builder. And, a number with twice the value of Hitler's 11, which was itself a doubling of Barack Obama's public persona value, one. 1, 11, 22.

Do you see a pattern emerging?

... so... what you're saying is if the wookie don't fit, you mus acquit?


I suggest a new strategy-- let the wookie win.

Also just noticing PocketNinja has Bush going up to 11.
 
2014-05-19 04:11:36 PM  
They just hate Obama because they think he is a home despot.
 
2014-05-19 04:12:47 PM  

whidbey: DubtodaIll: whidbey: DubtodaIll: whidbey: DubtodaIll: It's just silly how eager the left is to have Obama constantly be considered a victim of political slander even in cases where he is not being slandered.

So you're just going to ignore what's being pointed out to you in this thread.

M'kay.

There are plenty of cases where Obama is directly slandered to get frothy at the mouth over, this is not one of those cases.

So you're just going to give some stinking rich CEO of a corporation that doesn't pay taxes a free pass over comparing the Obama administration to Nazi Germany?

M'kay.

Well yeah, his opinions about the political environment have no sway over my own.  But I do like how you admitted it's not a direct attack on Obama, even though you're being smarmy about it.

It was a direct attack. I think you missed the part about Langone being too big of a chickenshiat to actually name names.

And you're going out of your way to downplay this. Why, exactly would you have sympathy for this shiatstain who make other privileged people look bad?


It wasn't a direct attack.  It doesn't just become a direct attack because someone says it was.  All I'm commenting on is what the guy actually said and what he contained in his non-apologies.  I do not have any sympathy for anyone who tries to use Nazi-referencing analogies to justify any position.  It's inaccurate and in poor taste.  If you want to make believe that he's this awful person who loves to grind poor people into powder then snuff them up his nose then feel free to do so but don't expect me to take you seriously when you do it.  The point I'm making is that liberals turn every bit of anything against the democrats into an attack on Obama, which is not the case in this instance regardless of how much you want to believe it to be so.   Why do you have such vitriol for someone whom you've never met, will never meet, and probably knew nothing about before this event?  It's clear he's being held out simply as an object to rile the electorate and this event offers little substance to any serious discussion.
 
2014-05-19 04:13:38 PM  
Obitler is only about 90% a hitler. Hitler and the original Bolsheviks were the most pure Marxists. Marx wasn't really concerned about importing communism like Trotsky and Obama. And then there is an element of crony capitalism with Obitler.
 
2014-05-19 04:16:42 PM  
Never pull a godwin, it's asinine.

In his defense, no where did he compare Obama to Hitler.  But if you are gonna bring up Nazi Germany and their political ideologies, you gotta pay the moron tax.
 
2014-05-19 04:16:55 PM  

IvyLady: In all seriousness, my gut tells me that the majority of people in the US who have inherited fortunes in the 9 and 10 digit range are probably otherwise decent people who are just completely clueless as to how big the chasm is between them and everyone else - even the comfortably middle class.  

Most of them probably have enough good sense to quietly enjoy their lives without running around paranoid that someone somewhere might try to take something from them.  A lot of them probably recognize that if the government raised their taxes by 10% the massive gulf of wealth between them and everyone else would shrink the tiniest bit and the whole think would have no effect whatsoever on their lives.


Do you think that the gap would decrease because that extra 10% would make you richer? You're wrong. The gulf would marginally decrease because you would be making them poorer. That's not a good solution.
 
2014-05-19 04:18:17 PM  

DubtodaIll: It wasn't a direct attack.  It doesn't just become a direct attack because someone says it was.


Actually, you're the only here who is saying it wasn't.

If you want to make believe that he's this awful person who loves to grind poor people into powder then snuff them up his nose then feel free to do so but don't expect me to take you seriously when you do it. The point I'm making is that liberals turn every bit of anything against the democrats into an attack on Obama, which is not the case in this instance regardless of how much you want to believe it to be so.

So you're not even going to admit the guy is a total shiatbag making inane comparisons. M'kay.

Why do you have such vitriol for someone whom you've never met, will never meet, and probably knew nothing about before this event?

I have "vitriol" for any 1%-er who talks shiat like this. And so should you.

It's clear he's being held out simply as an object to rile the electorate and this event offers little substance to any serious discussion.

More like you simply don't like the results of the discussion and want to turn this into a non-issue.
 
2014-05-19 04:19:33 PM  

vpb: It's weird how much these guys hate Obama.  It's not like he has done anything radical really.  Democrats today are about like 1970's Republicans.

I guess the political spectrum has moved so far to the right that even what used to be moderate GOP policy is now "socialism".


This. It's amusing.
 
2014-05-19 04:20:16 PM  

CanisNoir: The gulf would marginally decrease because you would be making them poorer. That's not a good solution.


So rich people who could eat at the fanciest restaurants they want, buy another car/house/boat/etc would be "made poorer" because their tax rate went up 10%.

Nice bit of logic there.
 
2014-05-19 04:23:13 PM  

whidbey: DubtodaIll: It wasn't a direct attack.  It doesn't just become a direct attack because someone says it was.

Actually, you're the only here who is saying it wasn't.

If you want to make believe that he's this awful person who loves to grind poor people into powder then snuff them up his nose then feel free to do so but don't expect me to take you seriously when you do it. The point I'm making is that liberals turn every bit of anything against the democrats into an attack on Obama, which is not the case in this instance regardless of how much you want to believe it to be so.

So you're not even going to admit the guy is a total shiatbag making inane comparisons. M'kay.

Why do you have such vitriol for someone whom you've never met, will never meet, and probably knew nothing about before this event?

I have "vitriol" for any 1%-er who talks shiat like this. And so should you.

It's clear he's being held out simply as an object to rile the electorate and this event offers little substance to any serious discussion.

More like you simply don't like the results of the discussion and want to turn this into a non-issue.


Ok, so instead of actually engaging the article you just try anger me or something in a point by point dissection of the points you think you can win on and ignore everything else I'm saying.  Geez man, get a hobby.  No I don't hold hate in my heart for every 1%er.  I've never had one stop me from pursuing any of my goals, therefore, they are irrelevant in my life.  You can make up whatever demons you want about why your life isn't as good as someone else's or whatever but you would be better served if you concentrated on yourself and the efforts you can make to better your own life than worry yourself over the actions of others.
 
2014-05-19 04:26:38 PM  

DubtodaIll: Ok, so instead of actually engaging the article you just try anger me or something in a point by point dissection of the points you think you can win on and ignore everything else I'm saying.  Geez man, get a hobby.  No I don't hold hate in my heart for every 1%er.


I don't either. Some get it and give back to their communities, others, like Langone, talk shiat that deserves condemnation.

 I've never had one stop me from pursuing any of my goals, therefore, they are irrelevant in my life.  You can make up whatever demons you want about why your life isn't as good as someone else's or whatever but you would be better served if you concentrated on yourself and the efforts you can make to better your own life than worry yourself over the actions of others.

You are either confusing my responses to mean something else, or you are deflecting from the actual topic.

My objection is to this shiatbag comparing this administration to Nazi Germany for the reasons I've already related to you several times now.
 
2014-05-19 04:26:55 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Back in the 30's, what did they compare Hitler to?


I think Atilla the Hun was the former gold standard fro evil prior to Adolph;s arrival, now ask yourself this: How did you graphically depict someone having a brilliant idea prior to Edison's invention of the lightbulb?
 
2014-05-19 04:30:30 PM  
Lowe's hates Muslims, Home Depot founder is crazy, where the fark am I supposed to buy a wrench? Wal-mart?
 
2014-05-19 04:37:57 PM  
Subby was successful hookin 'em on this one.
 
2014-05-19 05:08:33 PM  

moothemagiccow: Lowe's hates Muslims, Home Depot founder is crazy, where the fark am I supposed to buy a wrench? Wal-mart?


SAVE BIG MONEY AT MENARDS
 
2014-05-19 05:15:40 PM  

CanisNoir: IvyLady: In all seriousness, my gut tells me that the majority of people in the US who have inherited fortunes in the 9 and 10 digit range are probably otherwise decent people who are just completely clueless as to how big the chasm is between them and everyone else - even the comfortably middle class.  

Most of them probably have enough good sense to quietly enjoy their lives without running around paranoid that someone somewhere might try to take something from them.  A lot of them probably recognize that if the government raised their taxes by 10% the massive gulf of wealth between them and everyone else would shrink the tiniest bit and the whole think would have no effect whatsoever on their lives.

Do you think that the gap would decrease because that extra 10% would make you richer? You're wrong. The gulf would marginally decrease because you would be making them poorer. That's not a good solution.


This is my point.  I wasn't advocating anything, let alone a 10% tax increase.  I merely pointed out that even a (gasp!) whopping (gasp!) 10% tax increase doesn't appreciably affect lifestyle or the accumulation of wealth for these folks and I'm sure that most of them understand that.  

So take a breath and calm down.  No one was advocating a tax increase on people you have never and will never know that will have no effect whatsoever on their lives.
 
2014-05-19 05:22:20 PM  

whidbey: TV's Vinnie: Back in the 30's, what did they compare Hitler to?

I dunno. They didn't have the Internet back then.


If I recall correctly it would have been the pharaohs.
 
2014-05-19 05:38:20 PM  

whidbey: CanisNoir: The gulf would marginally decrease because you would be making them poorer. That's not a good solution.

So rich people who could eat at the fanciest restaurants they want, buy another car/house/boat/etc would be "made poorer" because their tax rate went up 10%.

Nice bit of logic there.


So your saying that paying more in taxes doesn't mean you have less? Are you high?
 
2014-05-19 05:40:53 PM  

CanisNoir: whidbey: CanisNoir: The gulf would marginally decrease because you would be making them poorer. That's not a good solution.

So rich people who could eat at the fanciest restaurants they want, buy another car/house/boat/etc would be "made poorer" because their tax rate went up 10%.

Nice bit of logic there.

So your saying that paying more in taxes doesn't mean you have less? Are you high?


You are debating a salad bar.
 
2014-05-19 05:44:51 PM  

Magorn: TV's Vinnie: Back in the 30's, what did they compare Hitler to?

I think Atilla the Hun was the former gold standard fro evil prior to Adolph;s arrival,


Nah, Woodrow Wilson.
 
2014-05-19 05:46:30 PM  

CanisNoir: whidbey: CanisNoir: The gulf would marginally decrease because you would be making them poorer. That's not a good solution.

So rich people who could eat at the fanciest restaurants they want, buy another car/house/boat/etc would be "made poorer" because their tax rate went up 10%.

Nice bit of logic there.

So your saying that paying more in taxes doesn't mean you have less? Are you high?


You're high to think that they still wouldn't be rich. Hell we had a 90% tax rate once and they stayed rich.

I can never understand why someone who touts himself as "middle class" would stick up for such an incredible economic disparity. They don't owe you anything.
 
2014-05-19 05:47:33 PM  

The_Forensicator: You are debating a salad bar.


Translation: I have no arguments of my own, I tried them and they failed miserably. I have no intention of making a real point here.
 
2014-05-19 05:54:47 PM  

IvyLady: CanisNoir: IvyLady: In all seriousness, my gut tells me that the majority of people in the US who have inherited fortunes in the 9 and 10 digit range are probably otherwise decent people who are just completely clueless as to how big the chasm is between them and everyone else - even the comfortably middle class.  

Most of them probably have enough good sense to quietly enjoy their lives without running around paranoid that someone somewhere might try to take something from them.  A lot of them probably recognize that if the government raised their taxes by 10% the massive gulf of wealth between them and everyone else would shrink the tiniest bit and the whole think would have no effect whatsoever on their lives.

Do you think that the gap would decrease because that extra 10% would make you richer? You're wrong. The gulf would marginally decrease because you would be making them poorer. That's not a good solution.

This is my point.  I wasn't advocating anything, let alone a 10% tax increase.  I merely pointed out that even a (gasp!) whopping (gasp!) 10% tax increase doesn't appreciably affect lifestyle or the accumulation of wealth for these folks and I'm sure that most of them understand that.  

So take a breath and calm down.  No one was advocating a tax increase on people you have never and will never know that will have no effect whatsoever on their lives.


I'm not paniced; my point was that people claiming that the rich need to pay more taxes to decrease wealth disparity is really just about punishing success because that wont make poor people richer, just rich people poorer. We need a real solution, not class warfare.
 
2014-05-19 05:55:54 PM  

Ball Sack Obama: Oh, please... nary a week went by during Bush's time if office where someone wasn't comparing him to Hitler.

Your outrage is noted.


I thought they were calling him the antichrist weekly.

And while no, Obama is not Hitler--or even remotely in the same universe--the point about democratically elected leaders becoming tyrannical despots who do Very Bad Things(TM) is well made. Putin was elected in 2000, 2004, and 2012. Saddam Hussein was "elected" by referendum in 2002 (not sure it counts when there's only one candidate...), and it's not hard to go through history and note where people make stupid choices and elect bad leaders--because anyone who stands for election to be the leader of a country has got some ego and power issues to begin with (if you think you're the person to run a nation and want to have that kind of power, you are most likely singularly unqualified to do so).

Where Lanzone really misses the mark though is that the Nazi party was elected to positions in government, but only had about 1/3 or so of the government at the time. Hitler was actually appointed to his position, if memory serves... which pretty much tells us all we need to know about why appointing our federal judges and heads of government agencies is a Very Bad Idea(TM). :D
 
2014-05-19 05:55:59 PM  
Compare him to Hitler?  No.  Aside from the whole sociopathic kill the Jews thing, Hitler had competent help.  Our President doesn't even have that.  I think a better comparison would be:
img.fark.net
Because at least the President killed Bin Laden...which is kind of like making the trains run on time.  Sort of.  Oh screw it...here's the real comparison:
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-19 06:01:14 PM  

bobothemagnificent: Compare him to Hitler?  No.  Aside from the whole sociopathic kill the Jews thing, Hitler had competent help.  Our President doesn't even have that.  I think a better comparison would be:
[img.fark.net image 185x273]
Because at least the President killed Bin Laden...which is kind of like making the trains run on time.  Sort of.  Oh screw it...here's the real comparison:
[img.fark.net image 300x206]


...you just compared him to a dead teenage king. Ouch.


Also, another dead leader (Benazhir Bhutto) would like a word on the bin Laden matter...

/not sure who's telling the truth on that one, but it wouldn't surprise me to learn it's not our government.
 
2014-05-19 06:04:16 PM  

CanisNoir: IvyLady: CanisNoir: IvyLady: In all seriousness, my gut tells me that the majority of people in the US who have inherited fortunes in the 9 and 10 digit range are probably otherwise decent people who are just completely clueless as to how big the chasm is between them and everyone else - even the comfortably middle class.  

Most of them probably have enough good sense to quietly enjoy their lives without running around paranoid that someone somewhere might try to take something from them.  A lot of them probably recognize that if the government raised their taxes by 10% the massive gulf of wealth between them and everyone else would shrink the tiniest bit and the whole think would have no effect whatsoever on their lives.

Do you think that the gap would decrease because that extra 10% would make you richer? You're wrong. The gulf would marginally decrease because you would be making them poorer. That's not a good solution.

This is my point.  I wasn't advocating anything, let alone a 10% tax increase.  I merely pointed out that even a (gasp!) whopping (gasp!) 10% tax increase doesn't appreciably affect lifestyle or the accumulation of wealth for these folks and I'm sure that most of them understand that.  

So take a breath and calm down.  No one was advocating a tax increase on people you have never and will never know that will have no effect whatsoever on their lives.

I'm not paniced; my point was that people claiming that the rich need to pay more taxes to decrease wealth disparity is really just about punishing success because that wont make poor people richer, just rich people poorer. We need a real solution, not class warfare.


This is fascinating.  Again, I wasn't actually "advocating that the rich need to pay more taxes to decrease wealth disparity."  First, my syntax isn't that bad.  Second, (and for the third time), I never advocated any tax increase.  I used a tax increase as an illustrative example of a different concept altogether.
 
2014-05-19 06:12:14 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Is this conclusive? No. But it is a beginning. It is a beginning of a pattern, a pattern that, if true, could signify something terrible indeed. We must find these patterns, shed the light of truth on them, before all is lost.


Or, just turn the calculator upside down.  It spells a word.
 
2014-05-19 06:15:49 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Back in the 30's, what did they compare Hitler to?


Charlie Chaplin I shait you not.

Marcus Aurelius: The help in my local store was given surliness injections, and in store services have gone away. I used to be able to get tiles cut at Home Depot. I tried last year and the guy in the tile department insisted they had never cut tile, and if I wanted a tile cut, I could, maybe "go find a contractor like everyone else, you moron".


I haven't been able stand shopping at Home Depot because the employees all seem 'unhappy'

So I shop at Loews and Orchard Supply Hardware. At OSH I see the same people working there year in year out.
 
2014-05-19 06:18:10 PM  

trappedspirit: Pocket Ninja: Is this conclusive? No. But it is a beginning. It is a beginning of a pattern, a pattern that, if true, could signify something terrible indeed. We must find these patterns, shed the light of truth on them, before all is lost.

Or, just turn the calculator upside down.  It spells a word.


7734...7734...7734...7734...7734...7734...7734...7734...7734...7734.. .
 
2014-05-19 06:28:45 PM  

Cdr.Murdock: Whidbey claims that pointing out that they did this to Bush basically on a weekly basis is somehow an apology for the Bush years.


I know you remember it like that, but your memory is deceiving you.
 
2014-05-19 06:30:34 PM  

knobmaker: Cdr.Murdock: Whidbey claims that pointing out that they did this to Bush basically on a weekly basis is somehow an apology for the Bush years.

I know you remember it like that, but your memory is deceiving you.


Also I didn't claim anything of the sort. Must have been another login I took out the woodshed.
 
2014-05-19 06:40:46 PM  

IvyLady: CanisNoir: IvyLady: CanisNoir: IvyLady: In all seriousness, my gut tells me that the majority of people in the US who have inherited fortunes in the 9 and 10 digit range are probably otherwise decent people who are just completely clueless as to how big the chasm is between them and everyone else - even the comfortably middle class.  

Most of them probably have enough good sense to quietly enjoy their lives without running around paranoid that someone somewhere might try to take something from them.  A lot of them probably recognize that if the government raised their taxes by 10% the massive gulf of wealth between them and everyone else would shrink the tiniest bit and the whole think would have no effect whatsoever on their lives.

Do you think that the gap would decrease because that extra 10% would make you richer? You're wrong. The gulf would marginally decrease because you would be making them poorer. That's not a good solution.

This is my point.  I wasn't advocating anything, let alone a 10% tax increase.  I merely pointed out that even a (gasp!) whopping (gasp!) 10% tax increase doesn't appreciably affect lifestyle or the accumulation of wealth for these folks and I'm sure that most of them understand that.  

So take a breath and calm down.  No one was advocating a tax increase on people you have never and will never know that will have no effect whatsoever on their lives.

I'm not paniced; my point was that people claiming that the rich need to pay more taxes to decrease wealth disparity is really just about punishing success because that wont make poor people richer, just rich people poorer. We need a real solution, not class warfare.

This is fascinating.  Again, I wasn't actually "advocating that the rich need to pay more taxes to decrease wealth disparity."  First, my syntax isn't that bad.  Second, (and for the third time), I never advocated any tax increase.  I used a tax increase as an illustrative example of a different concept altogether.


Sorry, I misunderstood what you meant when you said that they would recognise a raise in their taxes would decrease a tiny bit the wealth disparity. So if you didn't intend a coralation between taxes and wealth disparity, please explain what you did mean? I am over tired so might be way off
 
2014-05-19 06:42:21 PM  

CanisNoir: I am over tired so might be way off


Probably from carrying all that water.
 
2014-05-19 06:42:50 PM  

IvyLady: In all seriousness, my gut tells me that the majority of people in the US who have inherited fortunes in the 9 and 10 digit range are probably otherwise decent people who are just completely clueless as to how big the chasm is between them and everyone else - even the comfortably middle class.  

Most of them probably have enough good sense to quietly enjoy their lives without running around paranoid that someone somewhere might try to take something from them.  A lot of them probably recognize that if the government raised their taxes by 10% the massive gulf of wealth between them and everyone else would shrink the tiniest bit and the whole think would have no effect whatsoever on their lives.


I think you're completely missing the point.

There are several ways to make money.  Most people derive the majority of their income from their paycheck (what they used to call "earned income").  If you are the CEO of a huge company, you draw a paycheck and you are taxed at the appropriate tax rate for your salary.  I have very little problem with that.   We should remove the cap on payroll tax deductions, but that's about it.

But for the super-rich, they get the majority of their income from investments.  The tax rate on unearned income (capital gains etc.) is lower.  If you have money, you can use that money to make even more money, and pay a lower tax rate.  If you lose money, you can use your losses as a tax shield.  If you make certain kinds of income, you can magically turn your paychecks into carried interest.... and get them taxed at a lower rate!

What we should do:

tax unearned income at the same marginal tax rate as earned income.
Get rid of the carried interest loophole  (by doing point one.  no loophole if the rate is the same)
Raise the inheritance tax after a reasonable ($5 Million) deduction.
Institute a financial transaction tax to make high-frequency trading less attractive

The old saying is "necessity is the mother of invention" not "free capital sloshing around searching for a better rate of return is the mother of invention"  We drive that necessity by building up the base of the economic pyramid, not making the peak more exaggerated.
 
2014-05-19 06:45:13 PM  

Aigoo: bobothemagnificent: Compare him to Hitler?  No.  Aside from the whole sociopathic kill the Jews thing, Hitler had competent help.  Our President doesn't even have that.  I think a better comparison would be:
[img.fark.net image 185x273]
Because at least the President killed Bin Laden...which is kind of like making the trains run on time.  Sort of.  Oh screw it...here's the real comparison:
[img.fark.net image 300x206]

...you just compared him to a dead teenage king. Ouch.


Also, another dead leader (Benazhir Bhutto) would like a word on the bin Laden matter...

/not sure who's telling the truth on that one, but it wouldn't surprise me to learn it's not our government.


Hmm...I'll stick with comparing him to Joffery in the first two books.  If I remember right, he doesn't get assassinated by Varys until book 3...which we don't find out until he kills Kevan Lannister so Cersi can fark things up so badly they'll welcome Aegon Targaryn with open arms to King's Landing.  Thats assuming that Jon isn't a bastard Targaryn and Danny doesn't beat him to it.  It should be good when Cat shows up from the dead as Stoneheart and starts killing Lannisters like they're going out of style.  I think they're waiting for the season finale for that one.  We should see Aegon in a couple of episodes, depending on how they play Tyrion's voyage to the east.  I hope Martin gets off his arse and gets winds of winter out sometime in the near future.  As for the truth, we got Bin Laden.  I would have gone a bit farther and hung his body from the Liberty Tree in Boston...or we could have given it the Deadwood treatment and let it be eaten by pigs.
 
2014-05-19 06:52:25 PM  

gibbon1: TV's Vinnie: Back in the 30's, what did they compare Hitler to?

Charlie Chaplin I shait you not.


ts4.mm.bing.net

You knew I was gonna post this. Admit it.
 
2014-05-19 07:01:04 PM  

randomjsa: Don't be silly, Obama is nothing like Hitler.

Hitler could actually run a federal government.


Thanks for tipping over the derpline.

I can now add you to my pretty exclusive ignore list without feeling regret or guilt, being concerned I might be insulating myself from constructive differing opinions.

I find it difficult to believe you've done anything constructive in your life you vile shill. Bye.
 
2014-05-19 07:07:58 PM  

Truther: DubtodaIll: Am I missing something? Obama isn't even mentioned in the article except in the headline.  The guy's quote was about how bad things can happen in a democracy because that's how Hitler got elected.  He seems to have a point about being vilified if he can't even mention recent history without being lambasted for knowing history.

Fark Progressives won't respond to this.  They have a hard time with facts.


You're funny.  I like you.
 
2014-05-19 07:14:52 PM  

Hack Patooey: Marcus Aurelius: This is nothing compared to what he's done to Home Depot.  It should be criminal.

What, hire a midget to stand inside the front door asking if I want siding/windows/roofing/flooring today?

/yea, really.


Leominster?
 
2014-05-19 07:16:15 PM  

Noam Chimpsky: Obitler is only about 90% a hitler.


So the new slogan could be "Obitler: Hitler Lite for today's on-the-go atheist Muslim socialist!  Same great taste, but less filling for your active lifestyle!"
 
2014-05-19 07:18:36 PM  

bobothemagnificent: Compare him to Hitler?  No.  Aside from the whole sociopathic kill the Jews thing, Hitler had competent help.  Our President doesn't even have that.  I think a better comparison would be:
[img.fark.net image 185x273]
Because at least the President killed Bin Laden...which is kind of like making the trains run on time.  Sort of.  Oh screw it...here's the real comparison:
[img.fark.net image 300x206]


There's no hate like neocon hate.
 
2014-05-19 07:36:01 PM  
In this thread - the reason why ignore lists are useful.
 
2014-05-19 08:48:14 PM  
Obama Net Worth Between $1.8M And $6.8M,

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Required by law, the disclosure forms allow public officials to list their assets in broad ranges, such as between $1 million and $5 million. That makes it difficult to determine a precise net worth.
The forms show the Obamas owe between $500,000 and $1 million on a 30-year mortgage on their Chicago home.
The president also collected between $250,000 and $2.1 million in royalties on his three best-sellers: "Dreams From My Father," "The Audacity of Hope" and a children's book, "Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters."
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2014-05-19 08:55:14 PM  

verdigris1: Obama Net Worth Between $1.8M And $6.8M,

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The forms show the Obamas owe between $500,000 and $1 million on a 30-year mortgage on their Chicago home.
The president also collected between $250,000 and $2.1 million in royalties on his three best-sellers: "Dreams From My Father," "The Audacity of Hope" and a children's book, "Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters."
The White House released the documents Wednesday. Obama signed them Tuesda


I'm shocked that Obama has money. Apart from the script salad what was the point?
 
2014-05-19 09:18:16 PM  

whidbey: DeltaPunch: whidbey: It'shiatlers all the way down...

[drawception.com image 300x250]

Haha I didn't even notice the filterpwnage.


Welcome to the Hitler club, Hitler.
 
2014-05-19 10:11:41 PM  
so who is he apologizing to Obama or Hitler
 
2014-05-19 10:18:48 PM  
The real reason Republicans keep comparing Obama to Hitler is that they know they have no one better. A fact that makes me want to start cutting myself again.
 
2014-05-19 10:48:19 PM  

vpb: It's weird how much these guys hate Obama.  It's not like he has done anything radical really.  Democrats today are about like 1970's Republicans.

I guess the political spectrum has moved so far to the right that even what used to be moderate GOP policy is now "socialism".


I consider spying on your citizens to be radical
 
2014-05-19 10:50:11 PM  

Novart: vpb: It's weird how much these guys hate Obama.  It's not like he has done anything radical really.  Democrats today are about like 1970's Republicans.

I guess the political spectrum has moved so far to the right that even what used to be moderate GOP policy is now "socialism".

I consider spying on your citizens to be radical


So we've been pretty radical since the 50's.
 
2014-05-19 10:52:38 PM  

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2014-05-19 10:58:28 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: In this thread - the reason why ignore lists are useful.


So, your ONLY contribution to the thread was to come in and dazzle/puzzle us with your leet grammar skilz. Or was it an aborted haiku?

In this thread ignore
Mistakes continuity
Grammatically

There. I fixed your broken Haiku.

Gosh, I sure hope you don't *gasp* put me on your ignore list for doing that.

What's the deal with your ignore list anyway? It's like self-censoring Fark, which makes you look like David Cameron, and he's pretty much laughed at.

Maybe that's now my farkie for you *the david cameron of fark* yellow3.
 
2014-05-20 01:24:18 AM  
If you compare someone to Hitler and you're still alive a couple of weeks later, chances are they're not like Hitler.
 
2014-05-20 01:26:31 AM  

uttertosh: Maybe that's now my farkie for you *the david cameron of fark* yellow3.


I make all the Right Wing Retards hot pink, since they're all closeted homosexuals.
 
2014-05-20 01:27:49 AM  

someonelse: On the other hand, the best hot dogs in Madison are sold in the Home Depot entryway.


As someone who grew up/lives 15 minutes from Madison... What?
 
2014-05-20 02:18:27 AM  
www.gannett-cdn.com

Six Championships

www.city-data.com

Three Championships.

Ergo, Lowes is better than Home Depot
 
2014-05-20 02:48:12 AM  

nitefallz: Do people really think the country's problems started with Obama?  Did everyone forget EVERYTHING prior to the 2008 election when that pretzel-choking doofus was around?


No, you forget he was responsible for Jim Crow, The Civil War, Vietnam, Pearl Harbor, The Great Depression, 9-11, and disco! Obama is also responsible for 'Gungnam Style'.
Or so Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and Ted Nugent would have you believe.

At least we know the HD guy isn't racist, just look at how many illegals they employ/exploit.
 
2014-05-20 02:52:47 AM  

Drunk Astronaut: If you compare someone to Hitler and you're still alive a couple of weeks later, chances are they're not like Hitler.


Kinda funny now one compares this guy to Hitler:

i.telegraph.co.uk

Both him and Kim Jong Il are pretty outspoken admirers of Hitler. Like Dennis Miller said 'Hitler is Hitler. Stop comparing everyone to him. He makes most dictators hands pink with blood".
 
2014-05-20 03:19:35 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-20 10:19:19 AM  

whidbey: Magorn: Should we also point out the obvious and note even the very premise of his tortured analogy is wrong since Hitler wasn't democratically elected to a got-damn thing?

I love the "Hitler was democratically elected" talking point.

He was APPOINTED Chancellor by President Hindenburg. That is not democracy.


German Chancellors are appointed.  Merkel was appointed.
 
2014-05-20 11:00:18 AM  

FoxholeAtheist: Hack Patooey: Marcus Aurelius: This is nothing compared to what he's done to Home Depot.  It should be criminal.

What, hire a midget to stand inside the front door asking if I want siding/windows/roofing/flooring today?

/yea, really.

Leominster?


Yep.  HAH!
 
2014-05-20 01:29:44 PM  

Pocket Ninja: A lot of people like to dismiss these Obama/Hitler comparisons, but that's only because so many people just do a simple comparison, find no links, and dismiss it outright. They're not looking deep enough, in other words. Even those who attempt to use advanced numerological tools are often frustrated in their efforts. They see no easy link, and as a result cross their arms and say, "this is a stupid comparison." They point out, correctly, that the name Barack Obama has a numerological weight of 5 (individual weights 18 and 14, or 1+8 (9) and 1+4 (5) yielding 14, or 1+4=5), and Adolf Hitler has a value of 11, one of the Master Numbers (20 and 36, 2+0 (2) and 3+6 (9) yielding 11). And while Hitler having a Master Number makes sense, certainly, how does Mr. Obama's 5 relate to that?

Ah, but you are forgetting something. You are forgetting Barack Obama's middle name. Hussein. Value, 32. 3+2=5. Added to the 5 previous, we have 10, for a final value (1+0) of 1. Barack Hussein Obama has a value of 1.

1. And Hitler is 11. Half the value.

So, interesting. But is there meaning here?

No. Not really. And here is exactly where most drop the story.

But they drop too soon. They drop without considering that Obama has a second last name, a family name he has attempted to keep in the dark for a very long time. That name is Soetoro. Soetoro has a value of 35, or 3+5, or 8. Now, replace Obama with Soetoro in the president's total name value, and what you get is Barack (9) Hussein (5) Soetoro (8). That's a total of 22.

22. Another power number, the one related to the Master Builder. And, a number with twice the value of Hitler's 11, which was itself a doubling of Barack Obama's public persona value, one. 1, 11, 22.

Do you see a pattern emerging?

Is this conclusive? No. But it is a beginning. It is a beginning of a pattern, a pattern that, if true, could signify something terrible indeed. We must find these patterns, shed the light of truth on them, before all is lost.


www.theblaze.com
/Dearest PN, I love you.
 
2014-05-20 02:06:35 PM  

buckler: ongbok: [img.fark.net image 193x261]

Obama Abdul Jabbar

[img.fark.net image 152x215]

Obama from the darkest time line

Would the right wing love Mirror Universe Obama?


Mirror-Mirror Obama is a liberal; so, no.
 
2014-05-20 03:00:26 PM  

randomjsa: Don't be silly, Obama is nothing like Hitler.

Hitler could actually run a federal government.


Leave it to you to openly praise Hitler just to attack a democrat. Then again, you're the same person who used an alt to openly pray for people to die in terrorist attacks, so it comes as no surprise, really.

There's no hate like neocon hate.
 
2014-05-20 03:29:27 PM  

Pocket Ninja: A lot of people like to dismiss these Obama/Hitler comparisons, but that's only because so many people just do a simple comparison, find no links, and dismiss it outright. They're not looking deep enough, in other words. Even those who attempt to use advanced numerological tools are often frustrated in their efforts. They see no easy link, and as a result cross their arms and say, "this is a stupid comparison." They point out, correctly, that the name Barack Obama has a numerological weight of 5 (individual weights 18 and 14, or 1+8 (9) and 1+4 (5) yielding 14, or 1+4=5), and Adolf Hitler has a value of 11, one of the Master Numbers (20 and 36, 2+0 (2) and 3+6 (9) yielding 11). And while Hitler having a Master Number makes sense, certainly, how does Mr. Obama's 5 relate to that?

Ah, but you are forgetting something. You are forgetting Barack Obama's middle name. Hussein. Value, 32. 3+2=5. Added to the 5 previous, we have 10, for a final value (1+0) of 1. Barack Hussein Obama has a value of 1.

1. And Hitler is 11. Half the value.


AHA!!
www.movieramblings.com
 
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