Re: Can We Take Five Months Of This?

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Cackle journalism isn't just for Clinton now.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 6:13 PM
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Us, motherfuckers.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 6:14 PM
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Not only that, he patted her ass right before that. Sexist.

Do the replay. I notice these things. I'm a keen observer.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 6:21 PM
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What about this? Free Obama signs for trading in your Hillary sign: http://www.buildasign.com/p/Obama-Step2-Option1


Posted by: Thatsri8 | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 6:29 PM
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Can we take five months of this?

Do we have a choice?


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 6:30 PM
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I hope what Obama actually said is that there is an irreverence about Michelle, which would make sense, unlike what was printed in the Daily News. Stupid rag.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 6:38 PM
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I hope it's a lot more than five months.


Posted by: Gabriel | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 6:48 PM
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Ha ha, I'm not surprised this is going the rounds; when I heard it mentioned on NPR (probably), I said to myself, I said, "They fist-bumped? No way!"

Ahem. But anyway, the second link is hysterical:

HILL: Will we have more of this nonverbal communication?

Oh my. It is a scary 'nother world, this nonverbal communication.

The terrorist reference, just .. no comment.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 6:50 PM
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Estragon: I can't go on like this.

Vladimir: That's what you think.


Posted by: Merganser | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 6:52 PM
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Free Obama signs

Again!?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 6:55 PM
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I do believe in the terrorist reference. If there's one thing radical Islamic terrorists are known for, it's their public chumminess with women.


Posted by: Zippy the Comment Frog | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 6:56 PM
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There is no God but God, and Mohammed fist-bumps.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 7:03 PM
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The terrorists have been infiltrating for some time, and are attempting to adopt the outer appearance of 'normal' Americans, because they're WILY. But they screw up and use seekrit signals after all.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 7:05 PM
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So did Michelle get a beer bong, or are they judging a wet t-shirt contest?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 7:06 PM
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a very cool jest and so spontaneous, cute
strange, that people are complaining


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 7:09 PM
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This reminds me of the Simpsons parody of Fox News.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 7:12 PM
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Someone tell me this can't possibly be effective, and they're just making themselves look stupid? Please?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 7:25 PM
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I love 16. That's exactly the sort of thing I've missed most since I've stopped watching so much Fox News.


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 7:27 PM
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The sad thing is that the show in 16 isn't Fox. Beck's on Headline News. So the joke's on...us.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 7:29 PM
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Oh, well, I missed that. The truth is I don't really watch any television news much anymore. But regardless, I'm glad to see that someone besides Fox is learning to put on an entertaining newscast.


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 7:31 PM
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17: They're making themselves look stupid to everyone under 40, at least.


Posted by: Hamilton-Lovecraft | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 7:32 PM
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21: Well, to liberals under 40, at the very least.


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 7:33 PM
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17: I'd love to. But not yet. I expect that various media outlets will slaughter the whole thing for the absurdity that it is. Whether Hill will be called to account for it is another question. (I'm not sure she can be; don't know whether the Fox show she's on purports to be a news program, or a talking head show, or what.)


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 7:35 PM
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was 17 to 16 or to the post?


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 7:36 PM
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It was totally their signal to start building the reparations camps and replace the secret service with the Fruit of Islam.
Duh.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 7:36 PM
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If they were really terrorists, they would have followed it up with the explodey noise.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 7:37 PM
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So was it a terrorist fist bump or not ogged? You should know.


Posted by: Ugh | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 7:54 PM
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You have to pay attention to the whole sequence. Hug-bump-ass pat = burgers for dinner. Hug-bump-shoulder touch = Operation Whitey Has Got To Go is a go.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 8:02 PM
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Is the Fruit of Islam related to Fruit of The Loom?


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 8:02 PM
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Fruit of the Isloom?

"I know they want me dead, but they make such wonderful undershirts."


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 8:08 PM
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What are the odds rap lyrics somehow become an issue between now and November?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 8:15 PM
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31: ak-47 is the tool, apo.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 8:17 PM
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29: The scarf thingy Rachael Ray wore in that commerical had to come from somewhere. Fruit of Isloom, for the discerning jihadi who desires comfort.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 8:40 PM
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31: Haven't people already whined about Obama using Jay-Z tracks before his speeches?


Posted by: Gabriel | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 9:00 PM
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The thing that fascinates me about Obama is that he keeps sending cultural signals that I think are politically insane, and it keeps working.

My much-more-hip wife explained the shoulder-brush thing to me, and once she did, I thought Obama was nuts. A black man running for president deliberately invoking a rapper ? You gotta be fucking kidding me.

But it works. Granted, some of the senior citizens are going to look at this stuff and see a terrorist or a black nationalist or whatever. Other, more tolerant old folks might look at that nice, well-spoken black man and see Sidney Poitier.

Me, I'm no less a product of my race, gender, culture and upbringing - but I look at this physically confident man with his witty gestures, and I see Fred Astaire. Seriously.

It's time for people like me to be put out to pasture. If I were an Obama political advisor and he told me that he was going to allow himself to be videotaped playing basketball, I would have gone berserk. But it works.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 9:11 PM
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35: Dog whistles, like Bush dropping obscure hymn lyrics into speeches.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 9:16 PM
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36: I so want to be that dog.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 9:17 PM
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That's just it. You are. He is really, really good at it.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 9:20 PM
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38 makes me so happy, on so many levels. I don't really think the majority of people realize how cool that is, how talented he (and his whole campaign) even if they sort of do realize.

So, so sharp. I think I've told the story, but I saw him speak at the convention in '04, and after his speech I sort of sat back, shocked, and thought "that's the President." Totally pre-rational. I saw him outside the Garden later, and thought to go say something, but he was already surrounded by admirers, blowing past like I celebrity. I met Mandela once; same deal.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 9:23 PM
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33 -- A scarf merchant and a dress shop in old Sana'a.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 9:24 PM
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When are the lurid fantasies about gay sex with Obama going to start?


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 10:26 PM
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41: The fascist cult members are way ahead of you.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 10:30 PM
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The true casualty of the divisive primary is that the beautiful dream that Hilary Clinton would revenge herself upon her husband by having a fling with Obama have been dashed. Maybe if he picks her for VP...


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 06- 6-08 10:54 PM
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When are the lurid fantasies about gay sex with Obama going to start?

Clearly written by someone who doesn't browse Usenet.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 12:25 AM
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44: Does Usenet still exist?


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 12:38 AM
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It does!


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 12:48 AM
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Reading about this made me want to bump my fist into some Fox News faces.


Posted by: Timothy Burke | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 6:25 AM
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45 to 44, obviously, but also 44 to 45.

My dear von Bisquick, there are even still Gopher sites and VAX systems out there. The Internet is truly forever.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 7:50 AM
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gesture


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 8:19 AM
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something wrong with my browser
there are always two comments windows opening with some time lag inbetween or maybe it's me clicking it twice inpatiently
i wish the unfogged comments' window had back button, when i click on the links people post, always have to open the comments again and go back to find the comment to continue to read
a bit inconvenient


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 8:35 AM
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i wish the unfogged comments' window had back button, when i click on the links people post, always have to open the comments again and go back to find the comment to continue to read

(jumping in)

You should be able to right-click on the link and "open in new window" (or "new tab") and then close that window when you're done and be back on the comments page.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 8:38 AM
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thank you, Nick S! it never occured to me to do that
how useful, should ask more about things bugging me to get more helpful advices
new usage of Unfogged! great!


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 8:45 AM
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the things


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 9:19 AM
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35: A black man running for president deliberately invoking a rapper ?

Do you think it's calculated, or just fearless?


Posted by: Hamilton-Lovecraft | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 11:46 AM
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Fearlessly calculated!

Or calculatedly fearless?


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 1:30 PM
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Nice piece by Weigel on Larry Johnson and the "Whitey" tape. It's going to get uglier than I realized, with a fair bit of flack coming from purported friendlies.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 3:48 PM
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