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2014-07-26 12:29:37 PM  
Fossils have always threatened young Earth types.
 
2014-07-26 01:15:19 PM  
If the shoe fits...
 
2014-07-26 01:27:16 PM  
Better add them to the list LOPATAGOP or whatever the acronym is
 
2014-07-26 01:28:34 PM  
Didn't the thesaurus live during the late cretaceous?
 
2014-07-26 01:36:32 PM  
The company stood rooted to the ground in terror. The creature was about fifty feet tall, with wide lapels, long dangling participles, and a pronounced gazetteer.
"Aiyee!" shouted Legolam. "A Thesaurus!"
"Maim!" roared the monster. "Mutilate, mangle, crush. See HARM."
 
2014-07-26 01:40:14 PM  

Doktor_Zhivago: Better add them to the list LOPATAGOP or whatever the acronym is


LOPCATGOPATA

List of People Conspiring Against the GOP and Therefore America
 
2014-07-26 02:28:30 PM  
fart (noun) - flatulence

Synonyms:

1. gas

2. vapors

3. i595.photobucket.com

4. wind

/I farking knew it.  I'm on to you, Wordbongo!
 
2014-07-26 02:29:06 PM  
Ask.com, which owns both Thesaurus.com and Dictionary.com, did not immediately respond to questions concerning how the post was created or what the company will do to correct it.

I'm sure once they stop rolling around on the floor and laughing they'll get right on that, Captain Bowtie.
 
2014-07-26 02:38:23 PM  
I'm calling bullshiat. Someone had a bit of fun with Photoshop, would be my guess.
 
2014-07-26 02:41:48 PM  
It's quite possible that Jesus rode a thesaurus.
 
2014-07-26 02:45:20 PM  

Mentat: It's quite possible that Jesus rode a thesaurus.


i595.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-26 03:14:15 PM  
This is great if real.  I hope they don't change it, either, because it is 100% accurate.

Suck it, Tea Baggers.
 
2014-07-26 03:14:32 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-07-26 03:14:37 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: The company stood rooted to the ground in terror. The creature was about fifty feet tall, with wide lapels, long dangling participles, and a pronounced gazetteer.
"Aiyee!" shouted Legolam. "A Thesaurus!"
"Maim!" roared the monster. "Mutilate, mangle, crush. See HARM."


One of my favorite books in junior high.

"Do you like what you doth see...?" said the voluptuous elf-maiden as she provocatively parted the folds of her robe to reveal the rounded, shadowy glories within.
 
2014-07-26 03:16:26 PM  
Rightwing Butthurt Level 43 UNLOCKED
 
2014-07-26 03:16:52 PM  
Silk-stocking?

Well, there goes Thesaurus.com 's credibility...
 
2014-07-26 03:18:39 PM  
Is it just me? I don't remember The Daily Caller being this bad...being American Potato bad.
 
2014-07-26 03:20:03 PM  
The online synonym generator Thesaurus.com - a subset of Dictionary.com and one of the most popular of its kind on the Internet

When you're unpopular, everything else looks popular.
 
2014-07-26 03:24:37 PM  
Isn't Thesaurus.com no longer yellow?
 
2014-07-26 03:26:59 PM  
I've tried a variety of ways to get Thesaurus.com to dump, Obstructionist. But it just replaces it with the word, "Obstruction". I wonder if they're "fixing it" or if the whole thing was a hoax.

Probably fixing it, since Obstructionist is a legitimate word... (and other thesauri have it defined... but not as... "contemporarily").
 
2014-07-26 03:27:27 PM  

ultraholland: The online synonym generator Thesaurus.com - a subset of Dictionary.com and one of the most popular of its kind on the Internet

When you're unpopular, everything else looks popular.


"Online synonym generator" makes it sound like there's some sort of mysterious engine that produces customized and potentially malicious synonyms on demand. I suppose that fits with the rest of their worldview, such as how health insurance or net neutrality or lady parts work.
 
2014-07-26 03:27:48 PM  
Time to fleece some rubes by making Conservasynonymicon with approved synonyms like "Jesus" for "poor hater" and "Palin" for "intellectual" and "Cruz" for "American"
 
2014-07-26 03:29:46 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: I'm calling bullshiat. Someone had a bit of fun with Photoshop, would be my guess.


It was worth a good laugh, and then a head shake for how sadly true the fake picture is. But hey, if more conservatives start crying... nothing will happen.
 
2014-07-26 03:31:12 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: I'm calling bullshiat. Someone had a bit of fun with Photoshop, would be my guess.


Try "obstructionists."

Really this is only logical. An obstructionist simply seeks to PREVENT CHANGE, no surprise it's synonymous with "conservative."

Talk about butthurt.
 
2014-07-26 03:32:13 PM  
The search term in the screen shot isn't "obstructionist," it's "conservative."

It says right underneath the synonyms, "see more synonyms for conservative."

How f*cking stupid do they think their readers are?
 
2014-07-26 03:33:36 PM  
There's not really a liberal media, Daily Caller. Just a non-organized mass of writers, editors and publishers who look around at American social and political structures (much of it controlled or financed by conservatives, or by right-wing reactionaries) and just instinctively, inherently KNOW we can do better than that.
 
2014-07-26 03:34:20 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: The company stood rooted to the ground in terror. The creature was about fifty feet tall, with wide lapels, long dangling participles, and a pronounced gazetteer.
"Aiyee!" shouted Legolam. "A Thesaurus!"
"Maim!" roared the monster. "Mutilate, mangle, crush. See HARM."


theorellior: MaudlinMutantMollusk: The company stood rooted to the ground in terror. The creature was about fifty feet tall, with wide lapels, long dangling participles, and a pronounced gazetteer.
"Aiyee!" shouted Legolam. "A Thesaurus!"
"Maim!" roared the monster. "Mutilate, mangle, crush. See HARM."

One of my favorite books in junior high.

"Do you like what you doth see...?" said the voluptuous elf-maiden as she provocatively parted the folds of her robe to reveal the rounded, shadowy glories within.


Ok where the fark does that come from? That's the funniest thing I've read all week and if that's actually a book I NEED to read it!
 
2014-07-26 03:37:10 PM  

sigdiamond2000: The search term in the screen shot isn't "obstructionist," it's "conservative."

It says right underneath the synonyms, "see more synonyms for conservative."

How f*cking stupid do they think their readers are?


Hopefully, as stupid as possible while still being able to produce revenue for advertisers.
 
2014-07-26 03:41:01 PM  

Pariah.: MaudlinMutantMollusk: The company stood rooted to the ground in terror. The creature was about fifty feet tall, with wide lapels, long dangling participles, and a pronounced gazetteer.
"Aiyee!" shouted Legolam. "A Thesaurus!"
"Maim!" roared the monster. "Mutilate, mangle, crush. See HARM."

theorellior: MaudlinMutantMollusk: The company stood rooted to the ground in terror. The creature was about fifty feet tall, with wide lapels, long dangling participles, and a pronounced gazetteer.
"Aiyee!" shouted Legolam. "A Thesaurus!"
"Maim!" roared the monster. "Mutilate, mangle, crush. See HARM."

One of my favorite books in junior high.

"Do you like what you doth see...?" said the voluptuous elf-maiden as she provocatively parted the folds of her robe to reveal the rounded, shadowy glories within.

Ok where the fark does that come from? That's the funniest thing I've read all week and if that's actually a book I NEED to read it!


Bored of the Rings

/Harvard Lampoon parody from the late 60s
 
2014-07-26 03:42:20 PM  
Dear libtardos, Nineteen Eighty-Four is not an instruction manual.
 
kth
2014-07-26 03:43:23 PM  

sigdiamond2000: The search term in the screen shot isn't "obstructionist," it's "conservative."

It says right underneath the synonyms, "see more synonyms for conservative."

How f*cking stupid do they think their readers are?


http://thesaurus.com/browse/conservative

Pretty farking stupid is how stupid.
 
2014-07-26 03:43:34 PM  
Democrats love hurling the "obstructionist" epithet at Republicans these days, in a few years they may find themselves on the receiving end as they block a GOP president's attempt to roll back Obamacare or restrictive environmental regulations

that's currently happening and if that's obstructionism, well, bring in the "epithets"
 
2014-07-26 03:45:27 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: I'm calling bullshiat. Someone had a bit of fun with Photoshop, would be my guess.


It's real.
 
2014-07-26 03:53:46 PM  
MaudlinMutantMollusk:

Bored of the Rings

/Harvard Lampoon parody from the late 60s


Thanks. Don't know how I haven't read this already, since I'm a massive LotR fan.

/Add to the list
 
2014-07-26 03:54:43 PM  

Doktor_Zhivago: Better add them to the list LOPATAGOP or whatever the acronym is


/LOLWUT
//YOLOMOFO
///BADONKADONK
 
2014-07-26 03:56:33 PM  

Pariah.: MaudlinMutantMollusk: The company stood rooted to the ground in terror. The creature was about fifty feet tall, with wide lapels, long dangling participles, and a pronounced gazetteer.
"Aiyee!" shouted Legolam. "A Thesaurus!"
"Maim!" roared the monster. "Mutilate, mangle, crush. See HARM."

theorellior: MaudlinMutantMollusk: The company stood rooted to the ground in terror. The creature was about fifty feet tall, with wide lapels, long dangling participles, and a pronounced gazetteer.
"Aiyee!" shouted Legolam. "A Thesaurus!"
"Maim!" roared the monster. "Mutilate, mangle, crush. See HARM."

One of my favorite books in junior high.

"Do you like what you doth see...?" said the voluptuous elf-maiden as she provocatively parted the folds of her robe to reveal the rounded, shadowy glories within.

Ok where the fark does that come from? That's the funniest thing I've read all week and if that's actually a book I NEED to read it!


What my friends call "the book of books, the sublime satire, the one, the only,  Bored of the Rings" Written by the Henry Beard and Doug Kenney of Harvard and later National Lampoon fame.  One of a handful of books that not only made me laugh out loud, but made me laugh so hard I cried and nearly pissed myself.

Here's a sample :  http://boredoftherings.150m.com/bored_prologue.html
 
2014-07-26 03:58:41 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: I'm calling bullshiat. Someone had a bit of fun with Photoshop, would be my guess.


http://web.archive.org/web/20140418041006/http://thesaurus.com/brows e/ obstructionist
 
2014-07-26 04:01:20 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Gecko Gingrich: I'm calling bullshiat. Someone had a bit of fun with Photoshop, would be my guess.

Try "obstructionists."

Really this is only logical. An obstructionist simply seeks to PREVENT CHANGE, no surprise it's synonymous with "conservative."

Talk about butthurt.


HA! Nice.

/I copy/pasta from the article and ended up where I linked. I guess it changed "obstructionist" to "obstruction" and I didn't notice.
 
2014-07-26 04:01:26 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Pariah.: MaudlinMutantMollusk: The company stood rooted to the ground in terror. The creature was about fifty feet tall, with wide lapels, long dangling participles, and a pronounced gazetteer.
"Aiyee!" shouted Legolam. "A Thesaurus!"
"Maim!" roared the monster. "Mutilate, mangle, crush. See HARM."

theorellior: MaudlinMutantMollusk: The company stood rooted to the ground in terror. The creature was about fifty feet tall, with wide lapels, long dangling participles, and a pronounced gazetteer.
"Aiyee!" shouted Legolam. "A Thesaurus!"
"Maim!" roared the monster. "Mutilate, mangle, crush. See HARM."

One of my favorite books in junior high.

"Do you like what you doth see...?" said the voluptuous elf-maiden as she provocatively parted the folds of her robe to reveal the rounded, shadowy glories within.

Ok where the fark does that come from? That's the funniest thing I've read all week and if that's actually a book I NEED to read it!

Bored of the Rings

/Harvard Lampoon parody from the late 60s


"Slow and sullen and yet dull" sounds like boggies are the prototype for the Tea Party doesn't it?
 
2014-07-26 04:06:41 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: I'm calling bullshiat. Someone had a bit of fun with Photoshop, would be my guess.


Fact checking does not exist in the echo chamber.
 
2014-07-26 04:07:55 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: The company stood rooted to the ground in terror. The creature was about fifty feet tall, with wide lapels, long dangling participles, and a pronounced gazetteer.
"Aiyee!" shouted Legolam. "A Thesaurus!"
"Maim!" roared the monster. "Mutilate, mangle, crush. See HARM."


Oh god, I love you.
 
2014-07-26 04:08:16 PM  

sgilman: Gecko Gingrich: I'm calling bullshiat. Someone had a bit of fun with Photoshop, would be my guess.

It's real.


Looking over the list of synonyms and related definitions from dictionary.com, I am finding this more and more accurate. One of the definitions of obstructionist is "a person who deliberately delays or prevents progress". A person who would enact progress would be progressive. A person who would not want progress would be conservative. But this is using a legislative notion of 'progress', not simply one where things are becoming better. Progress in a legislative notion might be marriage equality, which is progressive, and an argument against this as being worse would be a conservative position.

This is not political bias as much as one political extent has the better name than the others.
 
2014-07-26 04:09:14 PM  
This may be the most stupid paragraph I have read all week

"That's because "obstructionism" is just a political strategy that may be employed by any ideological persuasion. While President Obama and the Democrats love hurling the "obstructionist" epithet at Republicans these days, in a few years they may find themselves on the receiving end as they block a GOP president's attempt to roll back Obamacare or restrictive environmental regulations."

Yes, dumbass.  Both parties may use it, but in all American history only one has ever done it on a basis so consistent it is laughable ... and that is the GOP.

And the Democrats may face a Republican President.   And monkeys may fly out of my ass.  And a Republican, any Republican, may stop pandering to the lowest mouth breathing, knuckle dragging. sloped forehead, hairy backed, duck dynasty clothed, coal rolling members of his constituency.

But the most likely one of the three involves flying monkeys.
 
2014-07-26 04:11:41 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Pariah.: MaudlinMutantMollusk: The company stood rooted to the ground in terror. The creature was about fifty feet tall, with wide lapels, long dangling participles, and a pronounced gazetteer.
"Aiyee!" shouted Legolam. "A Thesaurus!"
"Maim!" roared the monster. "Mutilate, mangle, crush. See HARM."

theorellior: MaudlinMutantMollusk: The company stood rooted to the ground in terror. The creature was about fifty feet tall, with wide lapels, long dangling participles, and a pronounced gazetteer.
"Aiyee!" shouted Legolam. "A Thesaurus!"
"Maim!" roared the monster. "Mutilate, mangle, crush. See HARM."

One of my favorite books in junior high.

"Do you like what you doth see...?" said the voluptuous elf-maiden as she provocatively parted the folds of her robe to reveal the rounded, shadowy glories within.

Ok where the fark does that come from? That's the funniest thing I've read all week and if that's actually a book I NEED to read it!

Bored of the Rings

/Harvard Lampoon parody from the late 60s


Bored of the Rings is still one of my favorite books when I'm looking for something funny.

And as a teenager I was a bit wistful that the elf-maiden snippet wasn't expanded on.

And as for obstructionists in thesaurus.com, it's there, pejorative, and reasonably so. I'm not sure I'd agree with some of the choices since I view obstructionists as more activist (as in actively resisting change, or implementing barriers to change), but then I'm not an etymologist  or semanticist.

/ although semantics plus statistics makes for some interesting analyses with R
 
2014-07-26 04:12:57 PM  
I think they've missed the point of a thesaurus. It's not to give even-handed consideration to political issues. It's to provide synonyms for words when such synonyms exist. There are plenty of words to describe "right wing obstructionism." The words are in use, they have been coined, and so they appear in the thesaurus. If there were words to describe left wing obstructionism, they'd be in there too. There aren't, because the left wing typically does not pursue its agenda through obstructionism, while the right wing does. It's like complaining there are plenty of synonyms for "pregnant" insofar as it refers to women, but none for how it applies to men.
 
2014-07-26 04:14:27 PM  
Just tried it out.

If you type in "Obstructionist" it changes to "Obstruction".  It will not give you replies for the former.

The Daily Caller spreading unchecked Bullshiat?  To Hell you say!
 
2014-07-26 04:16:47 PM  
According to the comments on that page, Harry Reid is an obstructionist because he has over 380 house bills sitting on his desk that he won't pass. I learn such interesting things on these conservative sites, things they don't talk about in the lamestream media.
 
2014-07-26 04:19:23 PM  
On the other hand, one synonym listed for "Republican" is:

http://thesaurus.com/browse/Republican

"Democrat".

Sounds about right.
 
2014-07-26 04:27:45 PM  

unyon: Didn't the thesaurus live during the late cretaceous?


According to obstructionists, Jesus used to ride a thesaurus.
 
2014-07-26 04:29:01 PM  
My 1996 Oxford dictionary of modern English has "obstruct" - "to prevent or retard the progress of".  Seems right.   It doesn't have "obstructionist"  though.
 
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