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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 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

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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!
 
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