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(Mediaite)   "...you know, they say we're in a Banana Republic. I think that's an insult to Banana Republics across the country. I mean, at least the manager of Banana Republic, unlike our president, knows where he is and why he's there and what he's doing"   (mediaite.com) divider line
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2022-08-16 12:38:09 PM  
He was just making a joke. It's obviously sarcasm and liberals would get it if they had a sense of humor.

It's an outdated term that only disconnected elites with ivory tower educations use anymore. He's someone who understands the common clay of America and represents Real Americans, not the elite Washington D.C. cocktail circuit.

He was drawing a parallel between a Banana Republic as a country and the Banana Republic store, making the point that both of them are actually better managed than America under the Biden administration.

The quote was taken out of context, and if you listen to the entire interview from start to finish as well as all his other comments throughout the week it would be clear that was the case.

This is the Left once again trying to distract from the real issues by nitpicking a minor detail instead of acknowledging that everything is on fire.

He obviously knows what a "Banana Republic" is but chose to reference the store because he was talking about domestic policy.

One of those ought to work.
 
2022-08-16 12:48:29 PM  
In fairness, why the fark would they name their clothing store Banana Republic?

And while I'm at it, why the fark did Midas go with that name, too? Like, "trust the Midas touch...?" You do know that's supposed to be a cautionary tale and Midas' touch killed his daughter, right? I mean, fark... Might as well start a cruise business called 'Poseidon' with the slogan "begin your odyssey today," or an automotive company called 'Sisyphus' because "they keep on rolling."
 
2022-08-16 12:51:38 PM  
brb, gonna start my own clothing store and name it "CIA overthrow of democratically elected socialist leaders".
 
2022-08-16 12:52:33 PM  
Should I have any concerns about the name of my upcoming chain of pet stores specializing in exotic birds called Prometheus' Parrots?
 
2022-08-16 12:54:04 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Should I have any concerns about the name of my upcoming chain of pet stores specializing in exotic birds called Prometheus' Parrots?


I'd have gone with Icarus' Exotic Birds'
 
2022-08-16 12:54:21 PM  
How is this real life?
 
2022-08-16 12:56:28 PM  

adamgreeney: How is this real life?


I had a similar moment with my mom a few months ago. She legit didn't know that a banana republic was a political concept, and not a brand of clothing store.

Of course, my mom is also not an elected official, so...
 
2022-08-16 12:56:54 PM  

MattytheMouse: I'd have gone with Icarus' Exotic Birds'


I was going to name my new regional airline Icarus Air.
 
2022-08-16 12:59:17 PM  

Pocket Ninja: MattytheMouse: I'd have gone with Icarus' Exotic Birds'

I was going to name my new regional airline Icarus Air.


Dammit, that's better.

Speaking of bad business names, this one opened up by my house a few years ago.
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2022-08-16 1:08:37 PM  
And they all had more training for the job than Trump did for being president.
 
2022-08-16 1:11:53 PM  
No knows ... nothing.
 
2022-08-16 1:12:51 PM  

MattytheMouse: In fairness, why the fark would they name their clothing store Banana Republic?


They started out selling colonial-style jungle wear.
 
2022-08-16 1:12:52 PM  

adamgreeney: How is this real life?


Republicans decades long hard-on to destroy public education sure hasn't helped.
 
2022-08-16 1:13:05 PM  
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2022-08-16 1:13:24 PM  

MattytheMouse: In fairness, why the fark would they name their clothing store Banana Republic?

And while I'm at it, why the fark did Midas go with that name, too? Like, "trust the Midas touch...?" You do know that's supposed to be a cautionary tale and Midas' touch killed his daughter, right? I mean, fark... Might as well start a cruise business called 'Poseidon' with the slogan "begin your odyssey today," or an automotive company called 'Sisyphus' because "they keep on rolling."


Ooh, ooh - or a daycare named "Dingo's" with a cute mascot!
 
2022-08-16 1:13:28 PM  
I know poll tax in every form is bad, but man what I wouldn't give to make people pass a civics exam before they could vote or run for office. Everyone should understand how the government works before voting about it.

/Yeah I know we used to teach Civics in school but 40 years of GOP influence has destroyed that.
/I'm old
//slashies!
 
2022-08-16 1:13:37 PM  
I mean, at least the manager of Banana Republic, unlike our president me, knows where he is and why he's there and what he's doing.

FTFY
 
2022-08-16 1:14:57 PM  

MattytheMouse: In fairness, why the fark would they name their clothing store Banana Republic?


Because no one under sixty shops there.
 
2022-08-16 1:15:33 PM  

MattytheMouse: In fairness, why the fark would they name their clothing store Banana Republic?

And while I'm at it, why the fark did Midas go with that name, too? Like, "trust the Midas touch...?" You do know that's supposed to be a cautionary tale and Midas' touch killed his daughter, right? I mean, fark... Might as well start a cruise business called 'Poseidon' with the slogan "begin your odyssey today," or an automotive company called 'Sisyphus' because "they keep on rolling."


Mr and Mrs Gehrig REALLY farked up in naming their son Lou.

// WTF did they think was gonna happen?!
 
2022-08-16 1:16:21 PM  
BR has gone back to the safari type stuff they started with.  My wife tried on a silk shirt and pants recently there and I commented that they looked like pajamas which got me a side-eye from the clerk.

They're also selling this right now for $1,200.
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I've got to wonder how many of these they will sell.  I don't see a huge market for $1,200 leather jumpsuits.
 
2022-08-16 1:16:37 PM  
Now do trader joes
 
2022-08-16 1:16:51 PM  
These dummies always fall into the Gap when bringing up these Hot Topics.  The more they talk it becomes apparent they Madewell not know what they are talking about.
 
2022-08-16 1:17:05 PM  
I'm more concerned that he was not aware that the IRS and FBI are part of the executive branch.
 
2022-08-16 1:17:29 PM  
They sure are angry that the IRS can finally target rich people.
 
2022-08-16 1:17:37 PM  
No.
That's not.
I can't.

Wow.
 
2022-08-16 1:18:29 PM  
Hines allegedly studied political science while attending an Ivy League school.
https://americanindependent.com/bo-hines-north-carolina-banana-republic-2022-election/
 
2022-08-16 1:18:34 PM  
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2022-08-16 1:18:37 PM  
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2022-08-16 1:18:42 PM  
Ha.  Before reading the article, I assumed the interviewer was the first to use the term "banana republic" and the guy just honestly didn't know what it meant so he ran with it.

But dude brought up the term completely unsolicited.

/petard, self-hoisting, etc.
 
2022-08-16 1:18:44 PM  

MattytheMouse: In fairness, why the fark would they name their clothing store Banana Republic?

And while I'm at it, why the fark did Midas go with that name, too? Like, "trust the Midas touch...?" You do know that's supposed to be a cautionary tale and Midas' touch killed his daughter, right? I mean, fark... Might as well start a cruise business called 'Poseidon' with the slogan "begin your odyssey today," or an automotive company called 'Sisyphus' because "they keep on rolling."


Come to think of it, why would they name a condom brand Trojan, given the whole siege-breaking incident? That's like naming your sneaker brand Achilles.
 
2022-08-16 1:19:13 PM  
.....manager???

*clicks TFA*

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2022-08-16 1:19:36 PM  

dhcmrlchtdj: MattytheMouse: In fairness, why the fark would they name their clothing store Banana Republic?

And while I'm at it, why the fark did Midas go with that name, too? Like, "trust the Midas touch...?" You do know that's supposed to be a cautionary tale and Midas' touch killed his daughter, right? I mean, fark... Might as well start a cruise business called 'Poseidon' with the slogan "begin your odyssey today," or an automotive company called 'Sisyphus' because "they keep on rolling."

Come to think of it, why would they name a condom brand Trojan, given the whole siege-breaking incident? That's like naming your sneaker brand Achilles.


Achilles: Immortal soles.
 
2022-08-16 1:20:45 PM  
Like I really need a reason to keep these chucklef*cks out of power.

Oh but BIDEN'S SCREWING UP HE DIDN'T GIVE ME WHAT I WANTED

WHY DOESN'T HE PUT MANCHIN IN THE TOWER?

Christ some of you need to grow up.
 
2022-08-16 1:20:56 PM  

Dr. Peter Gozinia: Hines allegedly studied political science while attending an Ivy League school.
https://americanindependent.com/bo-hines-north-carolina-banana-republic-2022-election/


I know a lot of people that majored in political science. Considering how they've all turned out, political science is more vapid and useless of a study than that mythological underwater basketweaving course that conservatives like to bemoan.
 
2022-08-16 1:21:07 PM  

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FYI - This is a legit marketing poster from them. Couldn't help but share!
 
2022-08-16 1:21:20 PM  
Oh my god, he was being serious.
 
2022-08-16 1:21:31 PM  

MattytheMouse: In fairness, why the fark would they name their clothing store Banana Republic?


In further fairness, if by "our President" this reactionary twit is referring to ex-45**, the point might still be sound.
 
2022-08-16 1:21:46 PM  

whidbey: Like I really need a reason to keep these chucklef*cks out of power.

Oh but BIDEN'S SCREWING UP HE DIDN'T GIVE ME WHAT I WANTED

WHY DOESN'T HE PUT MANCHIN IN THE TOWER?

Christ some of you need to grow up.


Whidbey. Eat a Snickers.

You're not yourself when you're hungry.
 
2022-08-16 1:22:05 PM  
Hines is the former football player who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump in March

Maybe you shouldn't be so eager to put people whose former line of work often results in brain injuries in leadership positions.

/Why always football players? Why don't boxers get more love? I nominate Punchdrunko McCauliflower Ears for the Senate!
 
2022-08-16 1:22:11 PM  

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That's Abercrombie, not Banana Republic. I can tell by the extra abs.
 
2022-08-16 1:22:28 PM  
The term "Banana republic" dates back to a 1901 story by O. Henry

HA! Everybody knows candy bars can't write stories.
 
2022-08-16 1:22:52 PM  
Remember that one time that United Fruit Company renamed itself to Chiquita Brands International?  Pepperidge Farms does, because Pepperidge Farms also overthrew a Central American democracy & murdered a farkload of people.
 
2022-08-16 1:23:56 PM  

MattytheMouse: whidbey: Like I really need a reason to keep these chucklef*cks out of power.

Oh but BIDEN'S SCREWING UP HE DIDN'T GIVE ME WHAT I WANTED

WHY DOESN'T HE PUT MANCHIN IN THE TOWER?

Christ some of you need to grow up.

Whidbey. Eat a Snickers.

You're not yourself when you're hungry.


I had breakfast.

And I'm right.  No matter what petty thing you post about how much the Democrats frustrate you, this shiat is the real deal we need to avoid at all costs.
 
2022-08-16 1:23:59 PM  

Pocket Ninja: MattytheMouse: I'd have gone with Icarus' Exotic Birds'

I was going to name my new regional airline Icarus Air.


I was going to name my Greek restaurant: Pelops Greek Cuisine: Tantalizing Food if the Gods.
 
2022-08-16 1:26:00 PM  

MattytheMouse: Dr. Peter Gozinia: Hines allegedly studied political science while attending an Ivy League school.
https://americanindependent.com/bo-hines-north-carolina-banana-republic-2022-election/

I know a lot of people that majored in political science. Considering how they've all turned out, political science is more vapid and useless of a study than that mythological underwater basketweaving course that conservatives like to bemoan.


Tangentially related... But you know how everybody has that childhood friend that they got in contact with once, and then never again after they realized they had nothing in common? Well, I peek in on mine every few years, because this guy is... Something else!

Like, the first time I got in contact with him, he'd graduated with a BA in political science, and was heavily involved with local politics as a republican. Neat. Not my thing, but you know, whatever. Good for him. The next time I got in touch with him, he had become a hardcore Muslim. Okay... That's a weird and unexpected transformation. Just the other day, when I peeked in on his FaceBook page, he had again converted to an Orthodox Christian, and is not a tankie/Q-supporter.

And I'm just like... Where do you even map this guy on a political compass? Dude changes religions and politics like I reroll classes in an MMO.
 
2022-08-16 1:27:24 PM  
I thought the Banana Republics were where Americans fled when the country no longer suits them.

Jimmy Buffett Banana Republics with Lyrics in Description
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2022-08-16 1:28:01 PM  
Spoken like a Banana Republican.
 
2022-08-16 1:30:11 PM  
Medusa's Wig Shop is now open!
 
2022-08-16 1:30:26 PM  

UndeadPoetsSociety: MattytheMouse: In fairness, why the fark would they name their clothing store Banana Republic?

They started out selling colonial-style jungle wear.


And in the 1980s their catalogues were fantastic. I used to keep them for the art and the merch descriptions.
 
2022-08-16 1:31:23 PM  

dhcmrlchtdj: MattytheMouse: In fairness, why the fark would they name their clothing store Banana Republic?

And while I'm at it, why the fark did Midas go with that name, too? Like, "trust the Midas touch...?" You do know that's supposed to be a cautionary tale and Midas' touch killed his daughter, right? I mean, fark... Might as well start a cruise business called 'Poseidon' with the slogan "begin your odyssey today," or an automotive company called 'Sisyphus' because "they keep on rolling."

Come to think of it, why would they name a condom brand Trojan, given the whole siege-breaking incident? That's like naming your sneaker brand Achilles.


The Trojan Horse is successful for getting past the Greek defenses.
 
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