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2010-08-29 01:49:09 PM  
You owe me a new laptop, subby. The number of "pants on fire" references literally burnt my display.
 
2010-08-29 01:51:57 PM  
I am shocked by the results. Shocked, SHOCKED I tell you!
 
2010-08-29 02:00:37 PM  
It is?
 
2010-08-29 02:06:25 PM  
Wow... he actually managed to finally nail one.
 
2010-08-29 02:07:19 PM  
The thing that really bothers me about Beck is that he still hides behind that whole "I'm a clown and only an idiot would take me seriously" facade. Entertainers don't hold rallies at the Capitol; political operatives do.
 
2010-08-29 02:20:40 PM  

IrateShadow: The thing that really bothers me about Beck is that he still hides behind that whole "I'm a clown and only an idiot would take me seriously" facade. Entertainers don't hold rallies at the Capitol; political operatives do.


To give credit where credit is due, he has redefined "entertainment" to his great financial gain. Until he runs out of old white people to scare, the man will be drowning in bucks.
 
2010-08-29 02:39:38 PM  
I'm surprised Beck got any of it right.
 
2010-08-29 02:42:41 PM  
That's been one of my favorite websites for a long time.
 
2010-08-29 02:45:11 PM  

IrateShadow: The thing that really bothers me about Beck is that he still hides behind that whole "I'm a clown and only an idiot would take me seriously" facade. Entertainers don't hold rallies at the Capitol; political operatives do.


Heh. He pegs it. That's what bothers you.
 
2010-08-29 02:52:54 PM  

Spad31: IrateShadow: The thing that really bothers me about Beck is that he still hides behind that whole "I'm a clown and only an idiot would take me seriously" facade. Entertainers don't hold rallies at the Capitol; political operatives do.

Heh. He pegs it. That's what bothers you.


Pegs the truth-o-meter at "false", yes. That does bother us.
 
2010-08-29 02:55:49 PM  
Allow me to summarize Beck's speech in Portal terms:

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2010-08-29 02:56:48 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Spad31: IrateShadow: The thing that really bothers me about Beck is that he still hides behind that whole "I'm a clown and only an idiot would take me seriously" facade. Entertainers don't hold rallies at the Capitol; political operatives do.

Heh. He pegs it. That's what bothers you.

Pegs the truth-o-meter at "false", yes. That does bother us.


You're just afraid of a strong conservative woman.

Wait wrong spin...
 
2010-08-29 03:03:46 PM  
Politi-Fact is an interesting website. It deserves its recognition, especially for debunking those batshiat crazy chain e-mails, but it does some strange cherry-picking on what lies and truths to cover.
 
2010-08-29 03:15:15 PM  
Those comments have nothing to do with his rally.
/just sayin
 
2010-08-29 03:24:46 PM  

Hick: Those comments have nothing to do with his rally.
/just sayin


Yeah, Politi-Fact is still fact-checking the actual rally. There's a Beck Pants-on-Fire relating TO the rally, though.
 
2010-08-29 06:13:01 PM  
What are they trying to fact check? There weren't a whole lot of "facts" tossed out by Beck or any of the speakers, to actually 'check'. It's not like it was a political rally where they were saying Obama sucks because X,Y and Z.

Oh and Health Care for dogs? That had to be a joke. I mean even Beck wouldn't ignore the vast Feline Population if he were serious. Geesh.
 
2010-08-29 06:19:27 PM  

WideStance: Politi-Fact is an interesting website. It deserves its recognition, especially for debunking those batshiat crazy chain e-mails, but it does some strange cherry-picking on what lies and truths to cover.


Ding ding ding... It's choices are highly suspect.
 
2010-08-29 06:22:11 PM  

CanisNoir: It's not like it was a political rally


Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
 
2010-08-29 06:33:52 PM  

CanisNoir: What are they trying to fact check? There weren't a whole lot of "facts" tossed out by Beck or any of the speakers, to actually 'check'. It's not like it was a political rally where they were saying Obama sucks because X,Y and Z.

Oh and Health Care for dogs? That had to be a joke. I mean even Beck wouldn't ignore the vast Feline Population if he were serious. Geesh.


Yeah, they're just "private citizens" who nobody should bother paying attention to, right? Except, you know, for those thousands of People who shownup to listen to them speak.
 
2010-08-29 06:42:47 PM  

kronicfeld: Yeah, they're just "private citizens" who nobody should bother paying attention to, right? Except, you know, for those thousands of People who shownup to listen to them speak.


This is my problem with Beck. No person in their right mind should care what a washed-up FM shock jock turned political troll has to say. The problem is the people who are not in their right mind, and do.
 
2010-08-29 06:57:22 PM  
The truth has a liberal bias. Which much suck if you aren't liberal.
 
2010-08-29 06:58:14 PM  
must=much
 
2010-08-29 07:01:21 PM  
Facts are liberal attempts to sway truthy beliefs. Politifact is an organization which attempts to overlay truth over the statements that The Beck has spoken. They are the enemy, attempting to confuse us with "research". We've had enough of that under this administration. But you know what? The Beck told the truth so hard that it made Politifact defy their goal of world communism. They admitted that all he said was TRUE! Right there on the page! There was a thermometer thingy that said True! The lamestream drive by press apparatchiks couldn't even make up lies, His truth was so truthy that even his sworn atheistic Satanist communist socialist death panel enemies find it impossible to doubt him!*

*I guarantee you that somewhere in Freeperland, they'll quote the one "true" from PolitiFact out of context and claim something similar to the above.
 
2010-08-29 07:34:31 PM  
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2010-08-29 07:36:25 PM  

CanisNoir: It's not like it was a political rally


WTF? I hope you were trolling, 'cuz that's stupid shiat right there.

I've never heard so many people talk so much without actually saying anything. Longing for a non-existent Golden Age. I heard some interviews of people in the crowd, and in response to "why are you here" or any question, really, they just spouted vague, pie-in-the-sky bullshiat. They didn't really know why they were there.

Pretty standard teabagger idiocy.
 
2010-08-29 07:48:21 PM  

dahmers love zombie: *I guarantee you that somewhere in Freeperland, they'll quote the one "true" from PolitiFact out of context and claim something similar to the above.


Yep, that's their style. They are on a birther binge today because Obama was asked about Beck's rally and he said that he did not pay attention to everything in political silly season, he also said: "I can't spend all my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead."

Here is a small sample of the lunacy going on over there today:

But you see - Beck in not MLK - Beck is merely a White Guy and thus not important... a second class citizen Beck is - not of he Anointed Elite as is Obama,

The really outrageous thing about this comment is that the Beck rally was not political in nature. It was a simple, non-political, non-partisan celebration of patriotism, our American military, and Christianity.

Typical response from an arrogant prick. Obama is the best thing that has happened to the KKK in over 135 years.Obama in two years has shredded race relations and affirmative action to a point it will be another 100 years before the USA elects another diversity based President.
 
2010-08-29 07:48:44 PM  
 
2010-08-29 07:49:14 PM  
Lionel Mandrake: They didn't really know why they were there.

Pretty standard teabagger idiocy.


oldie but a goodie
 
2010-08-29 08:34:37 PM  
Notice the true and half true statements weren't even scary
 
2010-08-29 09:05:23 PM  
Gonna go ahead and repost my doodle from earlier because I'm bored.

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2010-08-29 09:09:46 PM  

Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: Gonna go ahead and repost my doodle from earlier because I'm bored.


That's so awesome.
 
2010-08-29 09:14:33 PM  
FTFA: Beck earned one for his claim that John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, "has proposed forcing abortions and putting sterilants in the drinking water to control population."

/SPIT TAKE
 
2010-08-29 09:17:22 PM  
I don't think the far right is concerned about facts. Facts get in the way of their agenda. Their "leaders" seem to make stuff up at will, and their followers start parroting it as "truth". It doesn't seem to matter at all if it is really true or not to them. It all seems to be built on emotions including fear and anger rather than logic, facts, or rational thought.
 
2010-08-29 09:18:17 PM  

Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: Gonna go ahead and repost my doodle from earlier because I'm bored.


That is hilarious
 
2010-08-29 09:20:24 PM  

gameshowhost: Wow... he actually managed to finally nail one.


Stopped clock.
 
2010-08-29 09:20:56 PM  
static.politifact.com.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2010-08-29 09:23:26 PM  
I kinda expected the Truth-O-Meter to just...explode or something.
 
2010-08-29 09:23:38 PM  

Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: Gonna go ahead and repost my doodle from earlier because I'm bored.


The Aristocrats!
 
2010-08-29 09:24:47 PM  

Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: Gonna go ahead and repost my doodle from earlier because I'm bored.


OMG, that is EPIC!!!

In the last frame is that a guy using a cross to stab a libbie or is that a sword? lol And the guy strangling the right wing guy with the umbilical cord from an aborted fetus is just so friggin' sweet I laughed OL. Seriously.
 
2010-08-29 09:25:16 PM  
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of course

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of course

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of course

/he never veers far from the course
 
2010-08-29 09:25:32 PM  
I am STILL looking for a basis for Beck's claim that the British killed American clergy during the revolution. He said it yesterday during his talk , near the end, when he was building his plea for a "black-robed army." Anybody else catch that and have any idea what he was referring to?
 
2010-08-29 09:28:19 PM  

Dubai Vol: I am STILL looking for a basis for Beck's claim that the British killed American clergy during the revolution. He said it yesterday during his talk , near the end, when he was building his plea for a "black-robed army." Anybody else catch that and have any idea what he was referring to?


White robed army might be too obvious?

I'm sort of surprised he's not calling for a brown shirted army. Perhaps that is too obvious as well. Same thing, different era.
 
2010-08-29 09:29:17 PM  

LoadShark: In the last frame is that a guy using a cross to stab a libbie or is that a sword?


A cross. When worked into a fury conservatives on Fark tend to pull out the cross while liberals tend to pull out the pro-choice stuff. From the threads I glance at anyway.

Figured it was a fitting end to that frame.
 
2010-08-29 09:29:35 PM  
I'm tired of this Nehemiah Scudder wannabe trying to convince us he's better than sliced bread.
I want cake.
 
2010-08-29 09:29:54 PM  
Count me as one of the fans of Factcheck.

It allows me to see all of the out of state attack ads that are run against various candidates - almost all of which are extremely amusing.
 
2010-08-29 09:32:57 PM  

Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: Gonna go ahead and repost my doodle from earlier because I'm bored.


this should be posted in every politics thread.
hats off.
 
2010-08-29 09:37:57 PM  

Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: LoadShark: In the last frame is that a guy using a cross to stab a libbie or is that a sword?

A cross. When worked into a fury conservatives on Fark tend to pull out the cross while liberals tend to pull out the pro-choice stuff. From the threads I glance at anyway.

Figured it was a fitting end to that frame.


also, that sure was /b/tarded by any standard metric.
didnt notice the baby until someone mentioned it.
 
2010-08-29 09:40:04 PM  

Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: LoadShark: In the last frame is that a guy using a cross to stab a libbie or is that a sword?

A cross. When worked into a fury conservatives on Fark tend to pull out the cross while liberals tend to pull out the pro-choice stuff. From the threads I glance at anyway.

Figured it was a fitting end to that frame.


By all accounts that is the most awesome 'ms paint' style graphic I've ever seen on Fark and I've been around for a while.

If you weren't already on TF that would have earned you a 6 month'er.
 
2010-08-29 09:42:57 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: I've never heard so many people talk so much without actually saying anything.


Salon had a piece on that yesterday with this gem:
Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally on Saturday was big and white and agitated. But in an informal survey of attendees, it was difficult to pin down what exactly motivated them to come to Washington, many from far away.

"I am here because of America," Ann Gardenhour told me, adding that the purpose of the rally was to "remember America."


They're here to remember America before that socialist mooslim Fartbongo took over. Much talk about the dangerous "other" that dares to transform our country. And because Beck had to cool it with the political overtones, the whole thing became "We're mad as hell, but we can't tell you what it's about. We're just mad, so...so...buzzwords! Catchphrases about liberty! Long live freedom and derp!"

The monkeys look even stupider than usual.

Someday, I'm going to go to one of these things, and come up with an acronym for DERP, and DERP signs, and explain to them all why DERP means Obama is a Kenyan, and get them all to chant DERP for the cameras.
 
2010-08-29 09:43:24 PM  
As Madonna once said,

"you pricks bore me."
 
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