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2019-11-04 12:35:28 PM  
There was another Fark thread on this with a video link to Obama actually giving his statement.  It was a very interesting thread.  It pitted libs versus libs in a battle royal.
 
2019-11-04 1:04:56 PM  

mrshowrules: There was another Fark thread on this with a video link to Obama actually giving his statement.  It was a very interesting thread.  It pitted libs versus libs in a battle royal.


Begun, the Woke Wars have
 
2019-11-04 2:14:54 PM  

mrshowrules: There was another Fark thread on this with a video link to Obama actually giving his statement.  It was a very interesting thread.  It pitted libs versus libs in a battle royal.


Which, ironically, is exactly what his complaint is basically about.
 
2019-11-04 2:27:20 PM  

ArkAngel: mrshowrules: There was another Fark thread on this with a video link to Obama actually giving his statement.  It was a very interesting thread.  It pitted libs versus libs in a battle royal.

Which, ironically, is exactly what his complaint is basically about.


Exactly this.  I got challenged because I said someone else was right for people taking "woke" too far.  I was not woke enough myself which makes me a Nazi because there is not middle ground anymore.
 
2019-11-04 2:31:56 PM  
Narrator (softly):  Meanwhile, the country burns.
 
2019-11-04 2:32:26 PM  
"Obama's very Boomer view of 'Cancel Culture'"

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How do you do, fellow Millennials?
 
2019-11-04 2:32:52 PM  

mrshowrules: There was another Fark thread on this with a video link to Obama actually giving his statement.  It was a very interesting thread.  It pitted libs versus libs in a battle royal.


Ironic, given Obama never saw a fight he couldn't cave on.

"Dude, this POS racist cop nearly killed me outside my own home!"
"Friend, let's meet with him and have a beer."
 
2019-11-04 2:33:37 PM  
Since 2016, liberals have started eating each other the way conservatives do.  And not in the fun, Clerks2 way.
 
2019-11-04 2:35:14 PM  

mrshowrules: ArkAngel: mrshowrules: There was another Fark thread on this with a video link to Obama actually giving his statement.  It was a very interesting thread.  It pitted libs versus libs in a battle royal.

Which, ironically, is exactly what his complaint is basically about.

Exactly this.  I got challenged because I said someone else was right for people taking "woke" too far.  I was not woke enough myself which makes me a Nazi because there is not middle ground anymore.


Imagine how we Rockefeller Republicans feel.

*dons asbestos onesie*
 
2019-11-04 2:35:54 PM  
It's a good thing I'm on a website where there isn't a constant fight over who is more woke and people aren't being reported to the mods for being trolls because they disagree with each other.
 
2019-11-04 2:35:54 PM  

mrshowrules: ArkAngel: mrshowrules: There was another Fark thread on this with a video link to Obama actually giving his statement.  It was a very interesting thread.  It pitted libs versus libs in a battle royal.

Which, ironically, is exactly what his complaint is basically about.

Exactly this.  I got challenged because I said someone else was right for people taking "woke" too far.  I was not woke enough myself which makes me a Nazi because there is not middle ground anymore.


You were defending someone with a history of wanting to protect sexual molesters from prosecution.  That goes a bit farther than merely agreeing with Obama that rainbows and pixie sharts will fill the sky if we just give conservatives one more chance to fail at being decent people.
 
2019-11-04 2:36:59 PM  
More like "Obama: please stop thinking critically before you figure out that I was a shiatty president"
 
2019-11-04 2:37:33 PM  

ElwoodCuse: More like "Obama: please stop thinking critically before you figure out that I was a shiatty president"


I read your post in Obama's voice.  Why the hell would he even say that?
 
2019-11-04 2:38:28 PM  
Some woke white people should explain to Obama how oppression and racism in America works and get him to understand that he doesn't know anything about it and should defer to their deeper comprehension of these issues.
 
2019-11-04 2:38:35 PM  

Snatch Bandergrip: Since 2016, liberals have started eating each other the way conservatives do.  And not in the fun, Clerks2 way.


Ass to mouth really doesn't sound like a fun way.
 
2019-11-04 2:39:05 PM  
Imagine how we Rockefeller Republicans feel.

*dons asbestos onesie*


Does Amazon sell those?  Target?
It's one big circular firing squad out there, and thems of us in the middle are taking the most casualties.
 
2019-11-04 2:39:18 PM  

ElwoodCuse: More like "Obama: please stop thinking critically before you figure out that I was a shiatty president"


What exactly was "shiatty" about him?
 
2019-11-04 2:39:28 PM  
I remember reading about this "study" some doctors did with three patients that they had who all claimed to be Jesus returned. They stuck them all in the same ward and just watched them argue about who was really Jesus, taking "holier than thou" arguments to great new heights.
 
2019-11-04 2:39:30 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Snatch Bandergrip: Since 2016, liberals have started eating each other the way conservatives do.  And not in the fun, Clerks2 way.

Ass to mouth really doesn't sound like a fun way.


Missing out, pardner
 
2019-11-04 2:41:53 PM  
Yeah, stop being pure about expanding our wars. Stop being upset about all the droning and stuff. Don't get upset that I went from "hope and change" to "I'm really a Republican from the 80's".

Yeah, the world is messy, and I made it that much more so.
 
2019-11-04 2:42:10 PM  

ElwoodCuse: More like "Obama: please stop thinking critically before you figure out that I was a shiatty president"


He must be terrified of cancel culture.

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2019-11-04 2:42:57 PM  

kbronsito: Some woke white people should explain to Obama how oppression and racism in America works and get him to understand that he doesn't know anything about it and should defer to their deeper comprehension of these issues.


I'd settle for him realizing that conservatives aren't good faith actors.
 
2019-11-04 2:43:41 PM  
FTFA: By Ernest Owens

Mr. Owens is a journalist.


[Citation needed]
 
2019-11-04 2:43:59 PM  

mrshowrules: ArkAngel: mrshowrules: There was another Fark thread on this with a video link to Obama actually giving his statement.  It was a very interesting thread.  It pitted libs versus libs in a battle royal.

Which, ironically, is exactly what his complaint is basically about.

Exactly this.  I got challenged because I said someone else was right for people taking "woke" too far.  I was not woke enough myself which makes me a Nazi because there is not middle ground anymore.


Shush now you durty na... oh hey, wait a minute.

/snicker
 
2019-11-04 2:44:03 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Snatch Bandergrip: Since 2016, liberals have started eating each other the way conservatives do.  And not in the fun, Clerks2 way.

Ass to mouth really doesn't sound like a fun way.


To your point, exhibit A, non-stop service aboard the bullshiat express.

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2019-11-04 2:44:28 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: ElwoodCuse: More like "Obama: please stop thinking critically before you figure out that I was a shiatty president"

He must be terrified of cancel culture.

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That look really says, "I got mine..." and I can't remember the second part.
 
2019-11-04 2:45:05 PM  

Murkanen: mrshowrules: ArkAngel: mrshowrules: There was another Fark thread on this with a video link to Obama actually giving his statement.  It was a very interesting thread.  It pitted libs versus libs in a battle royal.

Which, ironically, is exactly what his complaint is basically about.

Exactly this.  I got challenged because I said someone else was right for people taking "woke" too far.  I was not woke enough myself which makes me a Nazi because there is not middle ground anymore.

You were defending someone with a history of wanting to protect sexual molesters from prosecution.  That goes a bit farther than merely agreeing with Obama that rainbows and pixie sharts will fill the sky if we just give conservatives one more chance to fail at being decent people.


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2019-11-04 2:45:46 PM  

Weatherkiss: It's a good thing I'm on a website where there isn't a constant fight over who is more woke and people aren't being reported to the mods for being trolls because they disagree with each other.


Well at least you're not on a website full of people who DNRTFA and only respond to user-written headlines that often don't even remotely describe the actual content of the article.  I mean, that would be the epitome of a Fake News site.
 
2019-11-04 2:47:38 PM  

jethroe: Weatherkiss: It's a good thing I'm on a website where there isn't a constant fight over who is more woke and people aren't being reported to the mods for being trolls because they disagree with each other.

Well at least you're not on a website full of people who DNRTFA and only respond to user-written headlines that often don't even remotely describe the actual content of the article.  I mean, that would be the epitome of a Fake News site.


That's true. I'm so thankful for that.
 
2019-11-04 2:50:01 PM  

kbronsito: Some woke white people should explain to Obama how oppression and racism in America works and get him to understand that he doesn't know anything about it and should defer to their deeper comprehension of these issues.


I enjoy savage attacks on the Fark Politics Tab.
 
2019-11-04 2:50:07 PM  

jonnyh: Yeah, stop being pure about expanding our wars. Stop being upset about all the droning and stuff. Don't get upset that I went from "hope and change" to "I'm really a Republican from the 80's".

Yeah, the world is messy, and I made it that much more so.


Oh look, a new one...
 
2019-11-04 2:50:42 PM  

mrshowrules: ArkAngel: mrshowrules: There was another Fark thread on this with a video link to Obama actually giving his statement.  It was a very interesting thread.  It pitted libs versus libs in a battle royal.

Which, ironically, is exactly what his complaint is basically about.

Exactly this.  I got challenged because I said someone else was right for people taking "woke" too far.  I was not woke enough myself which makes me a Nazi because there is not middle ground anymore.


I call it the 99=0 fallacy.

If you aren't in complete lockstep with all of my values, that means you are vehemently opposed to them in every way.

/also beware of the kafka trap
 
2019-11-04 2:52:38 PM  

EyeballKid: mrshowrules: There was another Fark thread on this with a video link to Obama actually giving his statement.  It was a very interesting thread.  It pitted libs versus libs in a battle royal.

Ironic, given Obama never saw a fight he couldn't cave on.

"Dude, this POS racist cop nearly killed me outside my own home!"
"Friend, let's meet with him and have a beer."


Yeah, let's not even try to break the cycle by opening a dialogue. <rolls eyes>
 
2019-11-04 2:52:44 PM  

mrshowrules: ArkAngel: mrshowrules: There was another Fark thread on this with a video link to Obama actually giving his statement.  It was a very interesting thread.  It pitted libs versus libs in a battle royal.

Which, ironically, is exactly what his complaint is basically about.

Exactly this.  I got challenged because I said someone else was right for people taking "woke" too far.  I was not woke enough myself which makes me a Nazi because there is not middle ground anymore.


Welcome to the club. It happened to me awhile ago, you pretty much get used to it.
 
2019-11-04 2:53:27 PM  
I'm a little confused why "cancel culture" and being "woke" are so critically important issues at this moment.

Who, exactly, is being hurt by these things? Mostly it seems like it's people who are unhappy that someone gets to criticize them on twitter and other people listen or it's actual cases of someone being awful (e.g. racist, misogynist) and being taken to task for it (once again on social media with few real world implications).

If I was conspiratorially minded, I would suspect that it's a conscious attempt by elites to distract from actual issues faced by the country.
 
2019-11-04 2:53:59 PM  

Mrtraveler01: ElwoodCuse: More like "Obama: please stop thinking critically before you figure out that I was a shiatty president"

What exactly was "shiatty" about him?


It's a trolly retcon, dont even bother biting.
 
2019-11-04 2:54:55 PM  

Weatherkiss: It's a good thing I'm on a website where there isn't a constant fight over who is more woke and people aren't being reported to the mods for being trolls because they disagree with each other.


And if anybody would know trolls, it's Captain Fencesitter here.
 
2019-11-04 2:55:18 PM  

FlippityFlap: jonnyh: Yeah, stop being pure about expanding our wars. Stop being upset about all the droning and stuff. Don't get upset that I went from "hope and change" to "I'm really a Republican from the 80's".

Yeah, the world is messy, and I made it that much more so.

Oh look, a new one...


A new one what? You mean, another Obama voter? I admit it, I voted for him twice.

Doesn't mean that he was a good president. He was just less bad than the alternative.
 
2019-11-04 2:55:38 PM  

rummonkey: EyeballKid: mrshowrules: There was another Fark thread on this with a video link to Obama actually giving his statement.  It was a very interesting thread.  It pitted libs versus libs in a battle royal.

Ironic, given Obama never saw a fight he couldn't cave on.

"Dude, this POS racist cop nearly killed me outside my own home!"
"Friend, let's meet with him and have a beer."

Yeah, let's not even try to break the cycle by opening a dialogue. <rolls eyes>


Yeah let's do the bare minimum and immediately move on
 
2019-11-04 2:55:50 PM  

Weatherkiss: jethroe: Weatherkiss: It's a good thing I'm on a website where there isn't a constant fight over who is more woke and people aren't being reported to the mods for being trolls because they disagree with each other.

Well at least you're not on a website full of people who DNRTFA and only respond to user-written headlines that often don't even remotely describe the actual content of the article.  I mean, that would be the epitome of a Fake News site.

That's true. I'm so thankful for that.


oh, you guise.... :P
 
2019-11-04 2:56:45 PM  
I will say that Barack Obama has a lot personally at stake in this argument because if "woke culture" wins and we do have a coming to terms with all the injustice in our society, Obama will be cast out as a war criminal for blowing up weddings with drones and helping aid the creation of the concentration camps we have today.
 
2019-11-04 2:57:28 PM  

Mike_LowELL: kbronsito: Some woke white people should explain to Obama how oppression and racism in America works and get him to understand that he doesn't know anything about it and should defer to their deeper comprehension of these issues.

I enjoy savage attacks on the Fark Politics Tab.


Most newbs do
 
2019-11-04 2:58:00 PM  

ElwoodCuse: rummonkey: EyeballKid: mrshowrules: There was another Fark thread on this with a video link to Obama actually giving his statement.  It was a very interesting thread.  It pitted libs versus libs in a battle royal.

Ironic, given Obama never saw a fight he couldn't cave on.

"Dude, this POS racist cop nearly killed me outside my own home!"
"Friend, let's meet with him and have a beer."

Yeah, let's not even try to break the cycle by opening a dialogue. <rolls eyes>

Yeah let's do the bare minimum and immediately move on


So what should he have done instead?
 
2019-11-04 2:59:30 PM  

mrshowrules: There was another Fark thread on this with a video link to Obama actually giving his statement.  It was a very interesting thread.  It pitted libs versus libs in a battle royal.


Who won?
 
2019-11-04 2:59:40 PM  

Murkanen: You were defending someone with a history of wanting to protect sexual molesters from prosecution


Let's leave the entire poltab out of this, shall we?

The Hillary Clinton Tapes
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2019-11-04 3:00:50 PM  

cman: Mike_LowELL: kbronsito: Some woke white people should explain to Obama how oppression and racism in America works and get him to understand that he doesn't know anything about it and should defer to their deeper comprehension of these issues.

I enjoy savage attacks on the Fark Politics Tab.

Most newbs do


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2019-11-04 3:03:40 PM  

Murkanen: kbronsito: Some woke white people should explain to Obama how oppression and racism in America works and get him to understand that he doesn't know anything about it and should defer to their deeper comprehension of these issues.

I'd settle for him realizing that conservatives aren't good faith actors.



I doubt that he doesn't realize this. But he has to act like he doesn't or is above it. Most people have no idea what it feels like to not only represent yourself but to also be a representation of your entire race. He has to walk on egg shells and ignore his natural impulses to act how he imagines someone who is better. He's gotta Jackie Robinson through the rest of his existence now and ignore when people spit in his face. Even people who have a vague idea of what it is like to be in a situation where you are basically representing your entire race have no clue what it would feel like to crank that to an 11 and end up in that position when you're as scrutinized as an American president.
 
2019-11-04 3:04:12 PM  

ElwoodCuse: rummonkey: EyeballKid: mrshowrules: There was another Fark thread on this with a video link to Obama actually giving his statement.  It was a very interesting thread.  It pitted libs versus libs in a battle royal.

Ironic, given Obama never saw a fight he couldn't cave on.

"Dude, this POS racist cop nearly killed me outside my own home!"
"Friend, let's meet with him and have a beer."

Yeah, let's not even try to break the cycle by opening a dialogue. <rolls eyes>

Yeah let's do the bare minimum and immediately move on


It's a hell of a lot better that getting all internet angry and then getting distracted by the next internet angry thing.

THAT would be the bare minimum.
 
2019-11-04 3:05:31 PM  

Mrtraveler01: ElwoodCuse: rummonkey: EyeballKid: mrshowrules: There was another Fark thread on this with a video link to Obama actually giving his statement.  It was a very interesting thread.  It pitted libs versus libs in a battle royal.

Ironic, given Obama never saw a fight he couldn't cave on.

"Dude, this POS racist cop nearly killed me outside my own home!"
"Friend, let's meet with him and have a beer."

Yeah, let's not even try to break the cycle by opening a dialogue. <rolls eyes>

Yeah let's do the bare minimum and immediately move on

So what should he have done instead?


That beer summit was the inspiration for his 21st century policing platform.  If your police department has a community engagement officer, officer mental health initiatives, or tells officers to set up a perimeter to catch a suspect instead of chasing after them alone into an alley and creating a use-of-force situation, it's thanks to that sit down.  According to This American Life, the officer and the professor are actually friends to this day.
 
2019-11-04 3:06:48 PM  

rummonkey: EyeballKid: mrshowrules: There was another Fark thread on this with a video link to Obama actually giving his statement.  It was a very interesting thread.  It pitted libs versus libs in a battle royal.

Ironic, given Obama never saw a fight he couldn't cave on.

"Dude, this POS racist cop nearly killed me outside my own home!"
"Friend, let's meet with him and have a beer."

Yeah, let's not even try to break the cycle by opening a dialogue. <rolls eyes>


Yeah, that's effective and made that incompetent, racist cop totes competent and non-racist now!
 
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