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(Snopes)   That meme that popped up seemingly overnight showing Obama Awarding the Medal of Freedom to Weinstein, Weiner, and Cosby? Weinstein and Weiner are 'shopped fakes, and Cosby really did get one.... From George W. Bush   (snopes.com) divider line
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2020-02-07 9:03:05 AM  
Lorne Michaels tho
 
2020-02-07 9:45:07 AM  
Right-Winger: "Hey, I'm going to do some photo-shopped pics along with some vague and half-truths in an attempt to use Democrat's integrity against them again!"
 
2020-02-07 10:48:02 AM  
Lying about Obama is the first Trumper fetish.

Talking about his birth certificate brings on nostalgic erections like remembering the first time you saw boobies that didn't belong to family (offer not valid in Kentucky).
 
2020-02-07 12:54:56 PM  

UberDave: Right-Winger: "Hey, I'm going to do some photo-shopped pics along with some vague and half-truths in an attempt to use Democrat's integrity against them again!"


But what if I can use what I imagine to be the important issues that define our day -- human interest stories that reduce the complexities of the world down to a scale that my ape-like brain can comprehend -- as a surrogate for my own personal frustrations and failures?

And I use "imagine" quite literally here, because the real news isn't making me mad enough.  "My guy" is already in the White House, the Republicans are bringing this country back on-track, and yet, for some reason, I'm still mad at everyone and everything.

Instead of fixing the things which are leading to my depression and low self-esteem, I double down on the drug, I instead read completely-made-up versions of the stories that blame those I imagine to be responsible for my life failures.

So the fact Obama used his time machine to warp Genghis Khan into the future and then give him the Medal of Freedom is probably the most disgusting thing I've heard all day.  And then of course Khan gets thirty-thousand of his best men and captures Washington D.C.

Since Khan is a dick, he burns the city to the ground, and Obama single-handedly costs us the game.  This country was three turns away from a cultural victory.  It's no wonder they laugh at the Obama AI on the Civilization messageboards.  It's as stupid as the actual man was.
 
2020-02-07 1:17:57 PM  
They are so pissed that Obama was not a crook.
 
2020-02-07 2:19:25 PM  

hugram: They are so pissed that Obama was not a crook.


Yeah right.  Like Obama never back-doored campaign funds to pay off a stripper he raw dogged while Michelle was giving birth.

You libs are so naive.
 
2020-02-07 2:19:36 PM  

UberDave: Right-Winger: "Hey, I'm going to do some photo-shopped pics along with some vague and half-truths in an attempt to use Democrat's integrity against them again!"


also Right-Winger: "it's Snopes so literally the opposite of what they claim has to be true"
 
2020-02-07 2:20:30 PM  
Guess I ain't voting for Obama!
 
2020-02-07 2:21:13 PM  

Subtonic: Guess I ain't voting for Obama!


This is a good post.
 
2020-02-07 2:21:51 PM  
Not only fake memes, but stupid fakememes.

Good jerb, MAGAts.
 
2020-02-07 2:22:35 PM  
There is a sexual predator award, the prize is the Oval Office.
 
2020-02-07 2:22:46 PM  
And Cosby deserved it at the time.  Nobody knew what a sick fark he was.  Just that he did SO much for the African American community.
 
2020-02-07 2:23:07 PM  
I still cannot believe obama gave one to hitler.
 
2020-02-07 2:23:17 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Subtonic: Guess I ain't voting for Obama!

This is a good post.


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2020-02-07 2:23:23 PM  

Mike_LowELL: UberDave: Right-Winger: "Hey, I'm going to do some photo-shopped pics along with some vague and half-truths in an attempt to use Democrat's integrity against them again!"

But what if I can use what I imagine to be the important issues that define our day -- human interest stories that reduce the complexities of the world down to a scale that my ape-like brain can comprehend -- as a surrogate for my own personal frustrations and failures?

And I use "imagine" quite literally here, because the real news isn't making me mad enough.  "My guy" is already in the White House, the Republicans are bringing this country back on-track, and yet, for some reason, I'm still mad at everyone and everything.

Instead of fixing the things which are leading to my depression and low self-esteem, I double down on the drug, I instead read completely-made-up versions of the stories that blame those I imagine to be responsible for my life failures.

So the fact Obama used his time machine to warp Genghis Khan into the future and then give him the Medal of Freedom is probably the most disgusting thing I've heard all day.  And then of course Khan gets thirty-thousand of his best men and captures Washington D.C.

Since Khan is a dick, he burns the city to the ground, and Obama single-handedly costs us the game.  This country was three turns away from a cultural victory.  It's no wonder they laugh at the Obama AI on the Civilization messageboards.  It's as stupid as the actual man was.


Listen, we're only 30 turns in, and I just built my first settler. The water mill is next, just as soon as I get this barbarian camp removed. Goddamn republicans in the camp are sending out missionaries to all the major cities. How they have the production to do so is beyond me.

Will you hit the spacebar for the next turn please?
 
2020-02-07 2:23:40 PM  
Huh. This is the first I've heard of such horseshiat. Also, I'm not on Derpbook. Correlation doesn't equal causation. Except when it does.
 
2020-02-07 2:25:35 PM  
And -- because I'm a magnanimous guy -- George Bush awarding Cosby is not "problematic" because Cosby pretty much had us all fooled in 2002.

He also awarded it to Aretha Franklin, Paul Rusesabagina, and Nelson Mandela, among others.
 
2020-02-07 2:26:08 PM  
If we had some sort of universal healthcare that didn't require a second of third mortgage to afford, the idiots that post shiat like this could get Lasic and finally be able to spot pixels in bad photoshops.
 
2020-02-07 2:26:40 PM  
Truth doesn't matter to Republicans.

That's the problem.
 
2020-02-07 2:26:41 PM  
When I am president I am going to give the medal of freedom to whom ever looks the most like Ozzy Osborne every year.
 
2020-02-07 2:26:52 PM  

hugram: They are so pissed that Obama was not a crook.



No, they're angry because he committed the ultimate crime--being born black.
 
2020-02-07 2:26:59 PM  
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2020-02-07 2:27:08 PM  
And also, speaking of idiots, how long until trump retweets these as fact?
 
2020-02-07 2:29:01 PM  
Republicans lie about everything, always.
 
2020-02-07 2:29:32 PM  

gilgigamesh: hugram: They are so pissed that Obama was not a crook.

Yeah right.  Like Obama never back-doored campaign funds to pay off a stripper he raw dogged while Michelle was giving birth.

You libs are so naive.


The media never once reported on the scandal of Obama fathering two black children.
 
2020-02-07 2:29:33 PM  

Rozotorical: When I am president I am going to give the medal of freedom to whom ever looks the most like Ozzy Osborne every year.


I'd vote for you.
 
2020-02-07 2:29:36 PM  
When your entire ideology is a scam your only option is to make shiat up.
 
2020-02-07 2:29:38 PM  

tbf2010: Listen, we're only 30 turns in, and I just built my first settler. The water mill is next, just as soon as I get this barbarian camp removed. Goddamn republicans in the camp are sending out missionaries to all the major cities. How they have the production to do so is beyond me.

Will you hit the spacebar for the next turn please?


I think the system pretends to be fair but stacks all the resources in the Republicans' favor.  The game is cheating.  This is why I only play on the easiest difficulty mode.  But I am a straight male, so you already knew that.
 
2020-02-07 2:29:42 PM  
MAGAtt I know posts the photoshop of Weinstein getting the medal from Obama.

Real FB conversation.
Me: Man, what a pathetic attempt at photoshop!
MAGAtt: LOL. What a pathetic attempt at lying! wtf!
Me: Wait.... are you saying you think that picture is real?
MAGAtt's friend: He's not saying it's real. He's just saying it's a bad day to be a Lieberal!!!1!!

MAGAtt deletes the whole post..

Yep, the idiot really thought it was real!
 
2020-02-07 2:30:56 PM  
The ol' classic:
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2020-02-07 2:31:00 PM  

cocozilla: [Fark user image image 425x425]


Hey, don't go destroying their viewpoints with inconvenient things like logic or facts, BSABVR is their safe space.

/Now I've done it, they'll just have to vote Republican out of spite.
 
2020-02-07 2:32:23 PM  
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Alternate headline:  Photoshop for Windows XP Falls Into Russian Hands.
 
2020-02-07 2:33:40 PM  
Before we crucify Dubya for giving Cosby the MOH, we have to remember that in 2002 the comedian hadn't been brought up on charges yet. Though there may have been allegations, they weren't taken seriously.

Dubya's MOH speech for Cosby:
Bill Cosby is a gifted comedian who has used the power of laughter to heal wounds and to build bridges. "I don't think you can bring the races together by joking about the differences between them," he said. "I'd rather talk about the similarities, about what's universal in their experiences." By focusing on our common humanity, Bill Cosby is helping to create a truly united America.

There are a ton of other things we can be angry at Dubya about. There are a ton of things that we should absolutely crucify Cosby for. But this MOH award wasn't really strange given what we knew at the time.

Obama was pushed to revoke the MOH in 2015, but he declined citing the lack of precedent and mechanism to do so. He went on to blast rapists, calling anyone who gave drugs to someone without their knowledge then having sex with them a rapist.
 
2020-02-07 2:34:24 PM  

UltimaCS: The ol' classic:
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WTF is that guy's problem?
 
2020-02-07 2:34:34 PM  
So, they're basically admitting that Trump awarded the Medal of Freedom to a hateful scumbag and are trying to justify it with fakery.
 
2020-02-07 2:34:45 PM  

Boondock3806: Huh. This is the first I've heard of such horseshiat. Also, I'm not on Derpbook. Correlation doesn't equal causation. Except when it does.


It has been circulating on social media for quite awhile. Old debunked lies about politicians never die. That is why people today are still calling for Schumer to face legal consequences for the suicide of one of his teenage daughters' friends (that daughter being Lisa Schumer, who does not exist) and why Trumpers "know" that Schiff is tied to Soros through his sister's marriage to George Soros's son (Adam Schiff does not have a sister). It is why even years from now, assuming humanity still exists, MAGAts will still insist that the impeachment was a hoax that Schiff concocted while working with his daughter's boyfriend. Speaking of Soros, he openly admitted to wanting to destroy the United States and he said that he would use blacks to do it. Also, Hillary wanted to win because she said that she and her cohorts would "hang from nooses", and she also said that Democratic voters are stupid.

It is also why people still believe that Trump said that he would run as a Republican because they are stupid. I am trying to think of other false rumors circulating about Republican politicians but, while I know that a few more exist, I cannot recall any right now. Strangely, Democrats seem to be the targets of these hoax claims more frequently than Republicans by a significant margin.
 
2020-02-07 2:35:40 PM  

Mike_LowELL: tbf2010: Listen, we're only 30 turns in, and I just built my first settler. The water mill is next, just as soon as I get this barbarian camp removed. Goddamn republicans in the camp are sending out missionaries to all the major cities. How they have the production to do so is beyond me.

Will you hit the spacebar for the next turn please?

I think the system pretends to be fair but stacks all the resources in the Republicans' favor.  The game is cheating.  This is why I only play on the easiest difficulty mode.  But I am a straight male, so you already knew that.


I think Iowa hired these developers to make their app. Perhaps it also was set to Chieftain and thus the result achieved.
 
2020-02-07 2:35:42 PM  
There is a weird amount of Obama hate going on recently.

Yes I feel like he could have done better, but I am trying to figure out how this is a thing now.
 
2020-02-07 2:35:45 PM  
It's almost like Republicans know that giving Rush the Medal of Freedom was unjustified.
 
2020-02-07 2:36:04 PM  

Saiga410: I still cannot believe obama gave one to hitler.


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2020-02-07 2:36:41 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: Before we crucify Dubya for giving Cosby the MOH, we have to remember that in 2002 the comedian hadn't been brought up on charges yet. Though there may have been allegations, they weren't taken seriously.

Dubya's MOH speech for Cosby:
Bill Cosby is a gifted comedian who has used the power of laughter to heal wounds and to build bridges. "I don't think you can bring the races together by joking about the differences between them," he said. "I'd rather talk about the similarities, about what's universal in their experiences." By focusing on our common humanity, Bill Cosby is helping to create a truly united America.

There are a ton of other things we can be angry at Dubya about. There are a ton of things that we should absolutely crucify Cosby for. But this MOH award wasn't really strange given what we knew at the time.

Obama was pushed to revoke the MOH in 2015, but he declined citing the lack of precedent and mechanism to do so. He went on to blast rapists, calling anyone who gave drugs to someone without their knowledge then having sex with them a rapist.


1) Medal of Freedom

2) Nobody here is even criticizing Bush, they are criticizing idiot Republicans making shiat up to blame on Democrats when it either didn't happen or a Republican did it

3) Fark Bush. Not because of Cosby, but in general because of his administration.
 
2020-02-07 2:37:10 PM  

phaseolus: UberDave: Right-Winger: "Hey, I'm going to do some photo-shopped pics along with some vague and half-truths in an attempt to use Democrat's integrity against them again!"

also Right-Winger: "it's Snopes so literally the opposite of what they claim has to be true"


Yeah, they really f*cking hate that site's dick. Something about labelling a Babylon Bee article "satire" and therefore it's lost all credibility (by their very high standards).
 
2020-02-07 2:39:17 PM  

Dimensio: Boondock3806: Huh. This is the first I've heard of such horseshiat. Also, I'm not on Derpbook. Correlation doesn't equal causation. Except when it does.

It has been circulating on social media for quite awhile. Old debunked lies about politicians never die. That is why people today are still calling for Schumer to face legal consequences for the suicide of one of his teenage daughters' friends (that daughter being Lisa Schumer, who does not exist) and why Trumpers "know" that Schiff is tied to Soros through his sister's marriage to George Soros's son (Adam Schiff does not have a sister). It is why even years from now, assuming humanity still exists, MAGAts will still insist that the impeachment was a hoax that Schiff concocted while working with his daughter's boyfriend. Speaking of Soros, he openly admitted to wanting to destroy the United States and he said that he would use blacks to do it. Also, Hillary wanted to win because she said that she and her cohorts would "hang from nooses", and she also said that Democratic voters are stupid.

It is also why people still believe that Trump said that he would run as a Republican because they are stupid. I am trying to think of other false rumors circulating about Republican politicians but, while I know that a few more exist, I cannot recall any right now. Strangely, Democrats seem to be the targets of these hoax claims more frequently than Republicans by a significant margin.


There's that whole "Trump is a successful businessman thing".
 
2020-02-07 2:39:52 PM  

Hi! I can lick my own eyebrows: MAGAtt I know posts the photoshop of Weinstein getting the medal from Obama.

Real FB conversation.
Me: Man, what a pathetic attempt at photoshop!
MAGAtt: LOL. What a pathetic attempt at lying! wtf!
Me: Wait.... are you saying you think that picture is real?
MAGAtt's friend: He's not saying it's real. He's just saying it's a bad day to be a Lieberal!!!1!!

MAGAtt deletes the whole post..

Yep, the idiot really thought it was real!


Before deleting Facebook from my life. One of my greatest hobbies and most enjoyable Feats was to get the MAGA crowd to talk themselves into a logical corner where the only recourse they had left was to delete the post. So as to minimize their embarrassment. I grabbed as many screenshots as I could before the post would get deleted so I could remind them later much to my enjoyment.
 
2020-02-07 2:40:20 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: Before we crucify Dubya for giving Cosby the MOH, we have to remember that in 2002 the comedian hadn't been brought up on charges yet. Though there may have been allegations, they weren't taken seriously.

Dubya's MOH speech for Cosby:
Bill Cosby is a gifted comedian who has used the power of laughter to heal wounds and to build bridges. "I don't think you can bring the races together by joking about the differences between them," he said. "I'd rather talk about the similarities, about what's universal in their experiences." By focusing on our common humanity, Bill Cosby is helping to create a truly united America.

There are a ton of other things we can be angry at Dubya about. There are a ton of things that we should absolutely crucify Cosby for. But this MOH award wasn't really strange given what we knew at the time.


You're right on this.  He had gotten some criticism for doing the "Pull your pants and stop doing the rap music" thing, but he still had an America's Dad thing going on.  It wasn't a controversial thing in 2002.  It was safe.
 
2020-02-07 2:41:27 PM  

dywed88: 1) Medal of Freedom


That's my fault. I didn't follow up on the autocorrect.

2) Nobody here is even criticizing Bush, they are criticizing idiot Republicans making shiat up to blame on Democrats when it either didn't happen or a Republican did it

This is one instance where we ought to be asking where the meme came from. I hate to be one of those guys yelling about Russians at every turn, but this one is exactly the kind of easily spread meme that the Russians used in 2016.

3) Fark Bush. Not because of Cosby, but in general because of his administration.

Preach it.
 
2020-02-07 2:42:48 PM  

Dimensio: Strangely, Democrats seem to be the targets of these hoax claims more frequently than Republicans by a significant margin.


Democrats have an unfair advantage, because more often they get to use facts to justify their beliefs. R-voters have to work much harder to cling to their concept of reality.
 
2020-02-07 2:43:36 PM  
So is this the republicans admitting that they guy who was just awarded the MoF is a piece of shiat and this is their attempt at a 'your team does it too' sort of thing?

/every accusation is a confession
 
2020-02-07 2:43:58 PM  

Rapmaster2000: [Fark user image 768x628]
Alternate headline:  Photoshop for Windows XP Falls Into Russian Hands.


Farkers that post obvious fakes and are serious about it need to have their accounts set to only be able to look at photoshop links for a few days. That way they may start to learn how to spot obvious fakes, and it would also save the rest of us from having to see their <redacted> posts
 
2020-02-07 2:44:34 PM  
You people are slacking.
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