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  1. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    Sarah Palin nature series ruffling environmentalist feathers
    if we're lucky, maybe she'll breastfeed a newborn moose on live tv & wink for the camera
     

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    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    I became a fan on facebook and got a million friend requests from tea baggers.

    <edit> I made it to 1:45, does that count?
     
  4. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    no.

    this isn't bomberzqr20's candyland

    e: wow that was brutal. i think i now have ed & ptsd
     
  5. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    So, I was going to try. Really.

    Unfortunately, the 30 seconds of enjoyment I would have gotten out of a +rep would not nearly measure up to the lifetime of anguish I would face if I tore both of my ears off and used them to gouge out my eyes.

    I made it to about 3:15 and became despondent and listless. I was barely able to regain enough consciousness to tear the computer's plug out of the wall before all hope was lost.
     
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    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    What's with the dolphin noises in the background?


    They hang out in lakes up there?
     
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    Watching this makes me want to go Maverick-y on my eyeballs and roll them down Main Street.
     
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    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    ok....give me a couple hours....I have some reinforcements in the fridge...I'll get through it....maybe....
     
  10. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    How far in do you think she went off prompter?

    Dude...there's birds f*ckin'...how can I pay attention to incessant blather!!!???

    No more politics as usual. How many times can you say that?

    A list? A list of "accomplishments" as a resignation speech??!!! Dude...wtf?

    4:00 mark right now...

    Edit: "We said no to our pay raises." Look at you...I wasn't even offered one when I was employed. You're what I aspire to Sarah.

    Edit 2: Uh....scene change?

    Oh boy...analogies....there's your strong suit.

    Edit 3: Related videos: Richard Nixon

    Ahahahahaaaaaa!!!

    Ooooo....finger quotes. Powerful.

    Can I get an end of a paragraph please?


    We are not retreating, we are advancing in another direction. Wow. MacArthur FTW.

    Dude. For realz. I hadn't listened to 10 seconds of it prior to this. Your gauntlet smells of rotten squid entrails and Namibian bushmen. It's a good thing I like Sierra Nevada...
     
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  11. ohio

    ohio The Fresno Kid

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    I'm glad you're back, $tink.
     
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    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    regret to inform: "must spread"

    that's socialism for ya <wink>
     
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    Why do you hate us so much. :(

    I gave up after 2.40..... Your rep is insufficient for the pain the full 18min would cause.:fie::fie:
     
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    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    It's alright. Sometimes it's fun to see what gets the mouthbreathers all twitterpated.
     
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    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    At least you don't havt to worry that she might be your next president. :tinfoil::panic::twitch:
     
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    I don't know if I should laugh or cry. :twitch:
     
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    so, did sarah palin eat oprah?
     
  20. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    and here's the thing: on paper, i'm likely to be pretty much aligned to a large part of her standings on the big issues. i just believe she should take a lesson from me & stfu. she hit both the jackpot & the ceiling as gov'r, & then someone convinced her she could trade in her miles for the front of the plane. bad move. she's no golda meir, no benazir bhutto, no condi rice.

    she's june cleaver on the come-down of 2 lines of sample quality crank. someone needs to cut chatty cathy's string, or stick a boob in her mouth.
    i'd pay a nickel to watch 1/2 of that
     
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    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    I dunno, I've watched a python eat a pig before. I'd imagine it would be similar.
     
  22. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    FYI, my theory about Palin is she was a low paid civil servant whose husband was more into snowmobile racing than working the oil fields.

    So this is her opportunity to rake in the cash.

    I can't fault her for taking every media opportunity to open her trap on stuff she knows nothing about. It is a great way to get paid.

    I only object to everything she says and stands for.
     
  23. X3pilot

    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

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    So says Mr. Wise One...

    Link
     
  24. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    psht...that's nothing. i hear sean penn is going to get $100M to play trig in the after school special

    "you're my MOM-my"
     
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    Senn penn making money off the existence of sarah palin is awesome
     
  26. $tinkle

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    yeah, about that: Calif. AG Jerry Brown investigating payment to Sarah Palin

    and then from a speech today:
    yeah, she's now officially just a blogger. a cheerleader. a frother.

    not a statesman.
     
  27. jimmydean

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    At CSU Stan, no less. My mom brought up the event last time I was in town. My dad taught there for 32 years and was a founding faculty member of the drama department. But Turlock is pretty conservative overall, as is much of the valley due to ignorance, but I never thought she would be the 50th anniversary speaker.
     
  28. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Palin appeals to a lot of 'Mericans because she exemplifies what is achievable without a solid education. It's in direct opposition to what many of us have been taught when we were young, you need an education to do well. Palin's "success" proves that this is no longer the case. Instead she has been rewarded with opportunity and a taste of wealth based on her looks and appeal to the lowest common denominator. Way to go 'Merica, keep lowering your expectations.
     
  29. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    ^^^ you also just described the viewership of mtv & readership of vibe
     
  30. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    Discovery Channel Insider: Sarah Palin's Show Is "a New All Time Low for Discovery"
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cenk-uygur/discovery-insider-sarah-p_b_537178.html
    Cenk Uygur
    Posted: April 14, 2010 11:09 AM

    I heard the Food Network is going to 1up TLC and get Jeffrey Dahmer to host a cooking show :weee:
     
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  31. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    Well to be fair, she does have a bachelor's degree, if I recall correctly.
    But I agree with what you're getting at. I hear people in the south talk about being "simple minded" as a virtue all the time... and being called an "intellectual" is somehow a derogatory statement.

    The fact of the matter is, the issues of our day are complex... too complex for many people to understand (not one person here understands them all). And if there is a potential solution that can't fit on a bumper sticker, these people won't even bother hearing it. It's written off just that fast.

    This is why nonsense like creationism and climate change denial proliferates among these folks. Jim Bob looks out the window and sees a snowflake and says "Like hell it's warming". Palin is just the type to champion such idiots, because she speaks only in cliches and stupid slogans. That's all these retards understand.
     
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    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    ^^^What bothers me the most is not the fact that some people are just stupid, but willfully choose to not think. Having the capacity to at least make an attempt to understand and not use it baffles me. I don't know if it's cultural conditioning, laziness, or the herd mentality that causes someone to not exercise their free will.


    I hope Idiocracy does not turn out to be a documentary.
     
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    Good cause I need a new recipe for long pig.
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    i wasn't going to touch that one.....
     
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    I had almost this exact conversation with my wife last night. I've been e-arguing with a guy from work who is continues to argue that The President is a Muslim who canceled "National Day of Prayer". I've sent the guy links and news reports that he's obviously not reading because he continues to argue on events the NEVER ACTUALLY FVCKING HAPPENED!!!!! :banghead: What drives me just completely over the edge is the willful, almost combative ignorance. Its almost as if these people wake up in the morning with the intention of not only not learning anything for the day, but to try an unlearn even the basic understanding they have about the issues of the day. They just sit around waiting for AM radio and/or fox news to tell them what to think.

    *edit: I :rofl:d at the "moose drool" tag. I owe someone rep.
     
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    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    or as i call it: family time. i don't mind left nutters as much, b/c i didn't marry into to it. this incurable madness, however, is sickening. makes me want to listen to joy division while translating the koran into esperanto (foreword written by jerome corsi)
    guilty, but rather you give rep to some hatian kid
     
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    I seriously think that there is a subset of Americans (usually middle-age and up) who were raised not to search out the truth for themselves, but rather to have an authoritative voice tell them exactly what was going on. Think Walter Cronkite. When he came back from Vietnam and said that the war was unwinnable, it swayed the American populace who's only source of information was newscasters like him and newspapers. Those people are still in that same mindset, where you find out the truth by listening to people you find credible who have researched the news. My mother, whenever we talk politics, tries to claim that she "listens to both sides", meaning 95% of the time she listens to Limbaugh and Fox News, and watches CNN the other 5% of the time. But in her mind "researching" is listening to two different camps argue and picking whichever one resonates with you the most. There is no independent study, there is no delving directly into legislation or Supreme Court arguments, there's ZERO investigating on your own.

    The rest of the population (mostly younger generations) know the power of teh Google, and how you can find and research the truth behind ANYTHING. You can read the SEC statement about Goldman Sachs, you can read the Health Care bill (and it's summary), you can turn to independent analysts like factcheck.org who not only do research for you BUT also include the links that they used to come to their conclusion so you can research it for yourself.
     
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    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

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    It's always easier to just jump on the bandwagon than it is to design it, buy materials, build it, take care of the horses, etc, etc, etc.
     
  39. Pesqueeb

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    All Right. I sort of buy the argument you make for the old farts, but how do you explain the likes of the people in my age bracket (i'm 31) who grew up with the likes of the interwebz who cant or won't research or fact check? Who aren't in fact even interested in hearing the other side such as your mother does?
    Apparently I'm going to have to, must spread.
     
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