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Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:02 PM

It has come to my attention that this is satire. I am sorry if I

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screwed up here. I will leave the post for entertainment purposes though.


Mitt Romney: “I was too important to go to Vietnam”

...The next question asked went as follows, “Governor Romney, it is true, is it not that you had four deferments from the Vietnam War… You have said before that you support war and the efforts of US military involvement overseas at all costs, yet you made sure you would never go to war yourself. What makes you think that veterans and those currently serving in the military think that you have their best interests at heart when you yourself weren’t even interested in sacrificing your time, energy, or life for your nation at a time when it seemed most crucial?”

Romney responded:

“That’s a good question, young man, and I would be happy to answer it. The Vietnam War came at a time in my life when I had other plans. I knew in my heart of hearts that I would one day serve my nation. That I would one day hold an office that would help not only our nation, but also the world. So I did what I could to make sure that I would be around to serve my nation, as well as serving God by teaching very important religious principles to a broader audience overseas. My father did not want me serving, and he convinced me that yes, I was too important to go to Vietnam. I had a greater purpose in life. I wasn’t neglecting my nation, but rather preparing myself for a future of service.” ..

http://www.project.nsearch.com/profiles/blog/show?id=4878805%3ABlogPost%3A534641

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Reply It has come to my attention that this is satire. I am sorry if I (Original post)
madmom Aug 2012 OP
BeyondGeography Aug 2012 #1
SCantiGOP Aug 2012 #48
reformist2 Aug 2012 #56
BeyondGeography Aug 2012 #66
sibelian Aug 2012 #2
gollygee Aug 2012 #3
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msongs Aug 2012 #5
russspeakeasy Aug 2012 #32
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arcane1 Aug 2012 #25
sinkingfeeling Aug 2012 #9
barbtries Aug 2012 #10
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arcane1 Aug 2012 #38
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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:04 PM

1. What an arrogant fuckwad Biff Squarejaw is

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:18 PM

48. It's satire

Please don't post these things without verifying that they are true. It can make us look like liberal versions of the birthers.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #48)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:22 PM

56. It's also dangerous - some of us take ideas from here and discuss them elsewhere.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #48)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:26 PM

66. My comment is satire-proof

Biff Squarejaw IS an arrogant fuckwad.

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:04 PM

2. Not important enough to win, I suspect, Mitt.


God's backed the wrong pony, I'd suggest...

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:05 PM

3. Oh wow. I hope veterans hear that

What a jerk. Veterans aren't important?

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:05 PM

5. is there audio or video of this statement? let us hope so nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:13 PM

32. That's the key.

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:05 PM

6. If anybody votes for him after reading that, they ARE what's wrong with America today. nt

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:05 PM

7. He really said that? Holy shit... is there video?

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:06 PM

8. I hope this is verifiably true as a quote. Because it seems like a campaign ender.

Five Deferments Cheney only said he had "other priorities", IIRC.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:10 PM

21. Exactly. If true, it's GAME OVER.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:12 PM

25. It's not true. If you follow the link to the original source, it's an Onion-type site n/t

 

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:06 PM

9. Please, please somebody make an ad with him saying that!

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:06 PM

10. no shit,

i wanna see the video.

he was too important, not like those 58,000 plus others who died over there, or the 2,709,918 people who DID serve over there.

how special is that

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Response to barbtries (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:08 PM

18. He should go to the wall and read the names of the less important.

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:06 PM

12. I am setting a timer and kicking this story every half hour if other people don't!

My dad served during Vietnam. If he heard this he would never, ever have voted for Romney.

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:07 PM

13. He couldn't come to Vietnam because he had other plans.

I'm pretty sure the soldiers who fought and died in Vietnam had other plans too. Mitt is such a loser.

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:07 PM

14. Geez at least Bush got himself into the National Guard so he had some semblance of serving



Once again what a douchebag.

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:08 PM

15. According to the original source, this is satire

 

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #15)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:11 PM

23. Thank you. PEOPLE THE OP IS NOT REAL.

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Response to berni_mccoy (Reply #23)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:51 PM

83. i didn't know it.

i totally swallowed it. oh well, probably just what he isn't saying out loud...but thinking and believing.

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #15)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:12 PM

26. Well, it's kind of silly to spread it around without a notice that it's satire, then. Doesn't seem

too far beyond something Romney might do, however.

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #15)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:13 PM

29. Hmm. Since when is putting words in people's mouths "satire"? :/

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #29)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:15 PM

38. When it originates on a satirical news site n/t

 

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #38)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:19 PM

51. Is all their stuff this unfunny? If so, they don't get to hide behind the "satire" figleaf, imo.


I'm seeing more stuff like this, so-called satire that can easily get spread onto the rest of the web as believable rumor (as it just did here for a little while).

Obviously everyone needs to me more careful about the source these days, but on the other hand, I don't like the blurring of fact and fiction. Not at all.

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #51)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:30 PM

72. Yeah, the link in the OP doesn't mention it, but I blame that site and not the poster

 

The original source flat-out says they make stuff up.

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Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:08 PM

17. Oh ...

 

that'll go over well with all those unimportant folks that served ... especially those with earned membership in the hundreds of DAV Posts throughout the nation.

Keep talking mitt!

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:09 PM

19. A Vietnam veteran shouted, “Fuck you, Romney! You wouldn’t know service if it bit you on your well

 

manicured ass "...

To which Romney responded,

“Please don’t be testy, my friend. I did what I did for you, and I thank you for your service as well.”

That same veteran responded, “You only served yourself, you jackass. You could’ve served your nation even if your draft number wasn’t called… but you didn’t… you chose to serve yourself instead. Thanks for revealing your true colors.”


It might be satire, but its funny!

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:10 PM

20. WOW!!!!

 

So he has no problem supporting policies which send other young folks to die in the middle of a jungle, but he can't go himself because he's too important!

Chickenhawk ASSHOLE!!!!

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:11 PM

22. Not even Bush and Cheney said that

Not even Bush and Cheney were dick-heads enough to say that. My GAWD, he's more of an idiot than George W. Bush!!!

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:11 PM

24. Please people, this is satire. Do a little research before

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #24)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:13 PM

31. This is NOT "obvious" Mitt would say some stupid shit like that

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #31)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:16 PM

43. The fact that it's a satire site is damned obvious.

It says right in the byline that it's not real.

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:12 PM

27. PLEASE make note that this is satire.

Satire Disclaimer
March 7, 2012
By Sarah Wood

Free Wood Post is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within FreeWoodPost.com are fiction, and presumably fake news.

Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental, except for all references to politicians and/or celebrities, in which case they are based on real people, but still based almost entirely in fiction.

FreeWoodPost.com is intended for a mature, sophisticated, and discerning audience.

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:12 PM

28. /satire

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:13 PM

30. Bumping for my friends who didn't come home...circa 1968

Give this unimportant idiot his discharge papers.

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:13 PM

33. Comments say the site is political satire...

But please read the comments to confirm...

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:14 PM

34. I haven't looked into the satire thing

... enough people here are saying it is...

It's a problem everybody should be careful of. You don't want to be so eager for a good story that you don't verify the facts first.

It's the internet, you have to be very careful about believing things that you read... even if you get it from a 'reliable' source like a news outlet.

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:14 PM

35. hey! MARK THIS AS SATIRE.... I almost put the danged thing on facebook!

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:15 PM

36. Not that I don't believe that he would say this, but I'd need to see more corroboration. but k&r

On edit: I see this is satire.

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Response to LaydeeBug (Reply #36)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:15 PM

37. he showed us he felt that way but he didn't say it...big difference

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:15 PM

39. This is called 'Getting ahead of the Narrative.'



Giving the GOP some of their own medicine.

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:16 PM

40. Excuse me, I'm going to be sick... n/t

where did the puking smilie go?

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Response to luvspeas (Reply #40)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:17 PM

46. it's right here:







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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:16 PM

41. What an ARROGANT POS!!!

I bet he thinks he's too important to NOT be the next President. What a royal prick.

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:16 PM

42. Free Wood Post Disclaimer

Free Wood Post is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within FreeWoodPost.com are fiction, and presumably fake news.

Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental, except for all references to politicians and/or celebrities, in which case they are based on real people, but still based almost entirely in fiction.

FreeWoodPost.com is intended for a mature, sophisticated, and discerning audience.


http://www.freewoodpost.com/disclaimer/

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:16 PM

44. Should be a "satire" warning.

Otherwise, this kind of stuff gets propagated as "news" and makes us look like idiots...

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:17 PM

45. People, this is satire from FreeWoodPost.com in June. NOT real news. Link to original post:

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:18 PM

47. i guess my friends who died or were maimed weren't near as important as your sorry ass

fuck you ex governor

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:18 PM

49. I think you should label this as satire because it's too close to reality. took back my rec.

 

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:18 PM

50. WHAT A FUCKING ASSHOLE!!!

I hope this gets plastered over every military base in the world. My father died as a result of serving in the military in Vietnam. He came home with a heart condition after getting shot and died on Dec. 18, 1966 when I was 7 years old. FUCK ROMNEY and his self entitled bullshit!!!!!

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #50)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:19 PM

52. he didn't say it. the site is an onion-type site.

 

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:21 PM

53. Thankx. I'm disseminating that on FB.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #53)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:22 PM

57. it's satire, Skidmore!

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #53)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:23 PM

58. Er, you might want to forget about doing that.

It's from a satire site.

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #58)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 04:39 PM

99. Caught that. Thanks anyway.

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:21 PM

54. madmom please edit the title to reflect satirical nature of article. nt

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:21 PM

55. THIS IS SATIRE! from Freewoodpost.com

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:23 PM

59. Satire, but I can imagine him sayng that.

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:23 PM

60. It's originally from FreeWood, a satire site

Original Romney post:

http://www.freewoodpost.com/2012/06/07/mitt-romney-i-was-too-important-to-go-to-vietnam/

FreeWood disclaimer:
Satire Disclaimer
March 7, 2012
By Sarah Wood
Free Wood Post is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within FreeWoodPost.com are fiction, and presumably fake news.

Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental, except for all references to politicians and/or celebrities, in which case they are based on real people, but still based almost entirely in fiction.

FreeWoodPost.com is intended for a mature, sophisticated, and discerning audience
http://www.freewoodpost.com/disclaimer/

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:24 PM

61. This is satire! If you post it lable it as satire

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:24 PM

62. Wow

If this is a substantiated quote, this needs to get air time in the coming days, spread the word.

What an incredible quote, if he really said that his goose is cooked. He is done, finished.

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:24 PM

63. SELF DELETE -- SATIRE

Really, someone should change the subject line of the original post.

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:26 PM

64. We should push this on "mainstream" sites...

mainstream conservatives won't like this at all and will refuse to vote for him in droves. While it doesn't bother me at all it will bother the traditional Republican base significantly.

We need to make sure they see this quote!

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Response to jimlup (Reply #64)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:28 PM

69. Best not, he never said it.


it's satirical...

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:26 PM

65. That's GOT to be a joke. He didn't really say that, did he?

 

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Response to Zalatix (Reply #65)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:27 PM

68. NO! it's satire!

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:27 PM

67. You fucking arrogant mother fucking bastard. May you rot in hell with a rat in your mouth.

58,479 men and women, including my Brother were more important than you will ever be in 80 lifetimes. You wouldn't know how to serve your Country if you had the fucking instruction tattooed on your fucking ugly sorry ass face.. Service my fucking ass you toady fucking welfare queen.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #67)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:30 PM

70. Satire

/satire

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Response to TruthAnalyzed (Reply #70)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:34 PM

73. Oh, thank you didn't know that. But that's the way I feel about him

so I think I won't change my post. In honor of those who had no deferments.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #67)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 04:06 PM

89. evidently satire.

 

We've been had. But that doesn't make your post any less true.

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:30 PM

71. This is nowhere identified as satire, either here or at the link.

To discover it's satirical nature, you have to click the link at the link. Too far removed. Many people are taking this as truth.

As such it is spurious information and you should self-delete it. We don't need for this to get spread from DU, frankly.

Satire is a useful thing. When it is not recognized as such, it can be a very bad thing.

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:34 PM

74. Please let this be verifiably true.

 

"I was too important."

Paging Louis XVI, paging Louis XVI!

It didn't end well for Louis.

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:34 PM

75. False. Snopes link below. Please edit the post to point out the satire. n/t

 

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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Reply #75)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 05:53 PM

102. Thanks OP!

 

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:37 PM

76. posting this without labelling it as satire is irresponsible and dangerous

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Response to scheming daemons (Reply #76)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:54 PM

85. The poster didn't know it was satire. It was an

honest mistake. Dangerous? Give me a break.

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:38 PM

77. Nothing grandiose about this arrogant jerk, is there?

Wow.

Can't wait to see his imperious ass taken down a dozen notches or so -- along with that of his haughty Ann.

On edit: Satire or not, it's pretty apparent from other things they've said that this is how they both really feel.

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:39 PM

78. Oh madmom. I am so disapoint.

I was so hoping that he actually said that stupid thing.

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:39 PM

79. You serve us so well, Mittens, by hiding your tax returns and thereby not letting the people

get a glimpse into your seeming tax shenanigans or, at a minimum, see first-hand how obscene the tax code really is through its screwing of the middle class big-time to fund deplorably obscene tax breaks for those of your ilk. Sure.

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:44 PM

80. It has truthiness...

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:47 PM

81. Thanks madmom!

Thou art an upstanding citizen of DU!

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Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:48 PM

82. It ain't even satire...



it isn't a lampoon. It's a lot like Free Republic from the left.

There are plenty other things we can wail on Mittens for, without acting like a Repug.

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Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:53 PM

84. it happens. Don't feel too bad about it. It was totally believable as a true story.

You can be the Dan Rather of DU.

All the best (i've done the same thing!)

Librechik

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Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:54 PM

86. rec for the correction

thanks!

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Tue Aug 21, 2012, 04:06 PM

88. So what stopped you from checking the sources

yourself? Your on an internet forum, shit happens.

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Response to dondew (Reply #92)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 04:29 PM

98. I'm very serious. Do you always post things people

post on internet forums as gospel truth. I went to the link, which linked to the original article,which is from a satire site. You could have done the same, you didn't, that's where your problem started. Moral of story,read the damned link.

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Tue Aug 21, 2012, 04:08 PM

91. Them you appear to be guilty of precisely the same transgression you indict others for...

"I emailed, tweeted and posted this all over the place..."

Them you appear to be guilty of precisely the same transgression you indict others for (e.g, "Some of you idiots need to check your f*king sources before posting!!!").

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Tue Aug 21, 2012, 04:18 PM

94. You are guilty of the same action you belittle others for.

You " emailed, tweeted and posted this all over the place..." without checking your sources. You relied on hearsay. You are guilty of the same action you belittle others on this thread for.

"WTF is wrong with you?" I'm obviously not as well-balanced and calm as you are...

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Tue Aug 21, 2012, 04:21 PM

95. It's not very embarassing.


It's just better to disseminate ACCURATE things. We can leave cowardice to the other side.

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Response to madmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 04:22 PM

96. Thanks for making the correction!

Misteaks happon.

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Tue Aug 21, 2012, 04:27 PM

97. Not Good

I can usually take 99% of what I read here to the bank, I posted this on a Conservative site and had to do a retraction.

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Tue Aug 21, 2012, 04:53 PM

100. I believe one could make the argument Poe's law applies to this fun read

Poe's Law states:
"Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of Fundamentalism that SOMEONE won't mistake for the real thing."

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Tue Aug 21, 2012, 07:21 PM

103. Thank you for correcting it....

when you're dealing with the rightwing it's hard to tell what is satire and what is truth.

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Tue Aug 21, 2012, 07:23 PM

104. It may be satire as to what was actually said

But it's on the mark as to what they really think behind closed doors.

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Tue Aug 21, 2012, 10:10 PM

105. LOL! Someone put that in an ad.

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Tue Aug 21, 2012, 10:13 PM

106. Uh- huh

 

He's WAY too important to do anything that risks his overprivileged ass. Being President of the United States is risky. He's too important for that job - too much risk.

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Tue Aug 21, 2012, 10:24 PM

107. But he did actually suggest that his sons "serve their country" by helping elect him to office

Yes, it is satire, but the reason people buy this is because it is totally plausible.

And he did say that about his sons and their lack of military service.

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Wed Aug 22, 2012, 01:26 PM

108. Don't wanna be a liberal birth-er

I think things like this are dangerous to the progressive cause. This is being posted as a truth in some instances, and that undermines the higher road that we'd like to take. If it's left up for entertainment purposes a more explicit disclaimer would be appropriate. I do not disagree with the sentiment however. It's a fine piece of writing in my opinion.

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Wed Aug 22, 2012, 01:50 PM

109. I don't know why you're apologizing.

 

If people actually clicked on the link in the OP, they'd know this was satire.

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