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(Reuters)   Bushism's 'resignate' with the people, will likely 'embetter' the English language   ( divider line
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2003-01-15 05:47:07 PM  
We should have a contest to see who is more oldschool....
2003-01-15 05:50:44 PM  
PlastiqueJeebus sez:

Tell me you have a link for that interview. Or a link for video of the "off camera" moments.

The interview must be on the net somewhere, but I saw it in print. This was . . . ten or twelve years back. It was around the time that Neil Bush's savings & loan scandal broke. I'd bet I saw it in the NY Times. If I'd known the man was going to run for president, I would've certainly made a point of saving it.

I don't have a link for any off-camera moments, either, but Pelosi's daughter, there, rode around on Bush's campaign bus during the 2000 campaign, filming him with a camcorder. (I don't know about W, but Rove, at least, must've known who she was. Why they let her stay is a mystery to me.) She made a film from the footage -- parts were shown when she was a guest on The Daily Show -- but I don't know if it's gotten distribution yet.
2003-01-15 05:52:41 PM  
if u dont vote you're not entitled to an opinion.period
2003-01-15 05:53:02 PM

you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wipe your eyes in disbelief and then you'll cry some more ( but for different reasons by then )
2003-01-15 05:54:30 PM  
Advice for spelling, apostrophe and grammar Nazis.

Go to bathroom.
Sit down.
Relax sphincter.

Note: This will cause you to feel lightheaded, don't worry it's only all the shiat draining out.
2003-01-15 05:56:56 PM  
Cyberluddite, I'd add to that: Copy this and save it as a simple text doc somewhere easy to find so you can open it whenever you want to use it and just need to past in the new URL. Saves from typos. Or glue on some sea shells for a nice tea cozy.
2003-01-15 05:57:25 PM  
if u dont vote you're not entitled to an opinion.period

if u make a statement like this you're not entitled to an opinion.period
2003-01-15 05:59:35 PM  
You know what would be really fun? To get really really stoned with bush. I bet he would have some pretty funny shiat to say.
2003-01-15 06:00:34 PM  

Those who don't vote absolutely have a right to complain. Everyone does. I hate seeing people biatch about people that THEY voted for. Period
2003-01-15 06:01:58 PM  
You know what would be really fun? To get really really stoned with bush

Takes on a different meaning when not capitalized.
2003-01-15 06:02:56 PM  


Now what's the trick to inserting pictures?
2003-01-15 06:03:30 PM  
My friend just happened to send this to me a minute ago. I thought it was appropriate:

President Bush pleased twitchy, puling, sexless, badly- dressed, desperately repressed, anti-abortion activists Tuesday by declaring a National Sanctity of Human Life Day and pledging his administration's commitment to "build a culture that respects life," except for, you know, animals and the environment and foreigners and anyone who's not really really white and rich and who doesn't know his dad or who has bonked Jenna in a drunken frat haze, as Cheney and Rummy stood nearby, snickering and rubbing their hands together and conjuring dark oozing demons from deep in their own bowels while ordering 100,000 more troops into the Gulf to prepare to massacre an estimated 500,000 to 900,000 Iraqis, as estimated by the U.N., the sanctity of whose life, of course, don't matter in the slightest. The announcement was immediately followed by an announcement by every sentient sexually attuned self-defined being on the planet that tomorrow and in fact every day thereafter will officially be known as "Spank an Uptight Anti-Choice Groupthink Dinkmonkey Whilst Embracing And Sucking The Toes of Your Own Funky Gorgeous Ability to Think For Yourself Day," which, all agreed, will look absolutely terrific on a greeting card.
2003-01-15 06:10:42 PM  
Interlocutor - No, it doesn't.
2003-01-15 06:11:52 PM  
Here's a HTML Info site
2003-01-15 06:12:19 PM  
From a Tom Paine article:

"As President Bush wages his war against terrorism and moves to create a huge homeland security apparatus, he appears to be borrowing heavily, if not ripping off ideas outright, from George Orwell's 1984, the prophetic novel about a government that controls the masses by spreading propaganda, cracking down on subversive thought and altering history to suit its needs.
1984 was intended as a warning about the evils of totalitarianism -- not a how-to manual..."

One of my language pet peeves: people who say they "could care less" about something when what they really mean is they couldn't care less.

Buster_hymen Love the greeting card thing.
2003-01-15 06:13:02 PM  
Oldskool - YES IT DOES, damnit. I didn't say it was a funny meaning, just different.
2003-01-15 06:14:12 PM  
Hey Rreames I would join but i just don't give a rats arse.
2003-01-15 06:20:55 PM  
Interlocutor - Ok
2003-01-15 06:22:47 PM  
Rreames, Far_queue_2, et. al.:

Ever seen that Mr. Show about the apathy club?

here's a script
Scroll down to Chip on Shoulder Club.
2003-01-15 06:24:47 PM  
Care less could I about linguistics, grammar, and speling.
2003-01-15 06:32:03 PM  
Let's not forget that inspiring quote by Dan Quayle:

"We have a choice.
We can either go forward, to the future,
Or past, to the back!"
2003-01-15 06:36:42 PM  

What really annoys me is reading flamed by dumb butts who say, "Your ____________". (Fill in blank with adjective. "Stupid" does nicely.) Indeed?

Your absolutely right.
2003-01-15 06:37:14 PM  
The first edition of the Newspeak Dictionary will be coming out soon.
2003-01-15 06:39:39 PM  
To add to the HTML PSA:

If you include TARGET="_BLANK" to your link, it will open in a new window and make all of us farkers happy.


<a href="" target="_blank">Bush, or Chimp?</a>
2003-01-15 06:40:24 PM  
Utopian: To insert a picture that is somewhere else on the web, then use this HTML (again, with the "HTML enabled" box checked):


If you don't know the URL for the photo, go to the web page where the photo is displayed, right-click on the photo, select "Properties." Then you can block and copy the URL for the photo shown in the properties.
2003-01-15 06:47:07 PM  
Cappymeister: I didn't know that. Thanks, I've wondered how that's done, but I've never taken the effort to find out. True to my Fark user name, I'm sure no HTML wiz.

Do you actually insert a space between the close quotes after the URL and between and the target=, as shown in your example? Let me see how it works, using your example:

Bush or Chimp?
2003-01-15 06:48:57 PM  
img.fark.netView Full Size
. Thanks again, Cappymeister.
2003-01-15 06:50:41 PM  

Not if you use Picturestage as your image host. If you right-click the photo and choose Properties etc., your picture will only stay up for that session. Next time you look, you'll have one of those unfortunate red Xs staring you in the face. The Link for Web Page button will give you the correct URL.

Read the FArQ:

PictureStage - use the "Link for Web Page" button at the bottom left corner or it won't work. Trust us. Don't wimp out and say you can't find it. Click it or prepare yourself for the ridicule.
2003-01-15 06:54:14 PM  
He is a total idiot but he is not a nazi.
2003-01-15 06:58:45 PM  
Make no mistake (tired GWB phrase), Bush-it is an idiot.
2003-01-15 07:00:22 PM  
MUCHWYZA: Yeah, that's true, but I guess I assumed I was answering the question of how to post pictures that were hosted on ordinary publically-accessible websites (like the Quizzical Dog photo above or the college picture of Dubya above), such as news sites. All bets are off with respect to Photoshops or images that Farkers themselves have created and are hosting on PictureStage or the like--I use PictureStage myself and the "Link for Web Page" procedure is pretty obvious for anybody who can read.
2003-01-15 07:08:48 PM  
Thanks for the help.

Now I guess I should try this out. I've sure you've all seen this already.

[image from too old to be available]
2003-01-15 07:53:23 PM  
I believe it was Bush Jr. himself who coined the phrase, "You're either with us, or you're not with us."

Ahh...truly inspiring!
2003-01-15 08:13:37 PM  
I find it interesting that the same people that call Mr. Bush a moron in one thread, turn around and give him credit for having such a profound influence on events in this country. I guess their heads will explode if he is re-elected in 2004.
2003-01-15 08:23:56 PM  
you have to be ELECTED in order to be RE-ELECTED
2003-01-15 08:28:19 PM  
How do you figure that being a moron automatically excludes one from having a profound influence on events, InternetSecurityGuard. I don't see how intelligence (or lack thereof) has has any direct correlation with whether a person has an influence on events. There are plenty of less-than-bright people who have had an influence on the course of history. Usually it's a negative influence, but an influence nonetheless. I don't see any inconsistency.

Or are you saying that Saddam Hussein, Timothy McVeigh, John Lee Malvo, Hitler, Stalin, and every other person who had "a profound influence on events," whether that influence was positive of negative, was necessarily highly intelligent? Maybe coincidentally some of them were, but it's certainly not a prerequisite.
2003-01-15 08:34:01 PM  
I prefer that my country's leader be more intelligent than myself. But I guess he does represent the AVERAGE citizen (not farker.)
2003-01-15 08:39:01 PM  

Stolen from a Slashdot end of the page quote:

This sentence no verb.

I thought it was funny.

That's from Steven Pinker.

This sentence no verb.
This sentence has contains two verbs.
This sentence has cabbage six words.
This is not a complete. This either.
2003-01-15 09:02:44 PM  
Cyberluddite: But do you honestly believe that Mr. Bush, having been in office less than two years, could have caused the type of lingustic damage of which he is accused? Most of the people I see and hear using deplorable language skills, if they can be called such, were through primary school long before Mr. Bush set his sights on the White House. I think he is being given too much "credit" for this apparent long, slow slide.
2003-01-15 09:20:09 PM  
Sorry I'm late, did I miss anything?
2003-01-15 09:41:30 PM  
Maybe he will fade off into bolivian when the War on Terror (!!!) is over.

~ RL
2003-01-15 09:41:39 PM  
YourGrammarSucks: Nothing that mattered. If you need a recap, just catch any episode of Rugrats.
2003-01-15 09:45:56 PM  
One candidate to rule them all...
Ha. If Bush weilded the One Ring, he'd have total control of all greedy, power-hungry humans who would sell their souls for control. Since he has no power over the ACLU or the DNC, that option must be regarded as impossible.
2003-01-15 09:51:00 PM  
That's scrumtrulescent
2003-01-15 10:27:40 PM  
I am Canadian therefore next year I will have no say, but. PLEASE!PLEASE!PLEASE! Re-elect Dubya he just makes life so much fun. Like Disney-Orwell-Land!!!BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING!!!And he's wearing freakin' Mickey Mouse ears!!!
2003-01-15 10:30:34 PM  
Shrapnil77- Yeah the ACLU has more power than the three conservative-controlled branches of the government. Poor Bush, if only the leader of the no-longer-free world had the power that an organization representing the minority of Americans who are inclusive and constitutional had.

Get a grip, this Republican theory that a few liberal professors and organizations have more power than the scores of powerful corporations (which now control the government lock stock and barrel) and the CONSERVATIVE CORPORATE MEDIA is completely founded on emotion and martyrous wishful thinking with no evidence at all.
2003-01-15 10:40:37 PM  
I was surprised and saddened when I heard one person I work with ask another how to find 40% of a number, and neither of them knew how. Since both of them had graduated high school within the past 3-4 years, one would think they'd have those basic skills.

I was in Home Depot and they had wooden shelves of different sizes, labeled in inches. And a customer needed 3 feet, and asked the woman standing next to her how many inches that was. She had no farking idea.

The question before me is:
If there are so many dumb people, how can I get them to give me all their money...?

/ponder, ponder, ...
2003-01-15 10:57:36 PM  
*stalks off with shotgun in pursuit of the headline's rogue apostrophe*

C'mmere, varmint!

[/grammar nazi]
2003-01-15 11:00:43 PM  
2003-01-15 11:35:27 PM  
Just a quick comment:

We've been spoiled in the last 50 years. We expect our presidents to be frigging poets. I swear, if most of the presidents from the 1800's ran today, they'd never get elected. Do you think they really had to ad lib anything for the media? Of course not, and it's a good thing, too. All they had to do was give the same speech over and over at different locations. If you think Bush is bad, then you've got no idea.

The point is is that you shouldn't make judgements on Presidents based on their speech. If you've got a problem with the policies, fine, because that's the only thing that really matters. But hating a president because he may pronounce words incorrectly at times is idiotic.
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