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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
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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  
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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?


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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  
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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.
 
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