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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:42 AM

Aussies laughing their heads off over anti-Obama teen girl.


Kristen Neel praised Australia's "Christian, male president" on Twitter, before copping a barrage of responses and eventually deleting her account. Picture via Twitter

BARACK Obama's "four more years'' victory tweet may have become the most retweeted message of all time, but last night one American teenager's misguided views on Australia were lighting up the twittersphere down under.

Clearly disappointed with the election result, 18-year-old Georgia republican Kristen Neel joined the throngs of American Twitter users claiming they were moving to Australia to escape Obama's presidency.

Unfortunately, she got a few facts wrong.

"I'm moving to Australia, because their president is a Christian and actually supports what he says,'' she tweeted.

Neel's tweet quickly went viral as bemused Aussies retweeted it more than 1400 times, many pointing out that Australia actually has an atheist, female Prime Minister.

"Our Prime Minister is a woman, an atheist who lives with a man she hasn't married. I don't think you'd like it here,'' tweeted Ian Cuthbertson, TV editor at The Australian.

"I think you meant Antarctica. Move there,'' tweeted @post_rock0.

"Congratulations on being the dumbest person in the world,'' tweeted @Patrickavenell.
http://www.perthnow.com.au/lifestyle/technology/fail-anti-obama-teen-wants-to-move-to-australia-because-we-have-christian-male-president/story-fn5jm44e-1226512853271

Teh Stupid...it hurts.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:45 AM

1. When that picture popped up on my screen...

I nearly jumped out of my chair. I thought Halloween was over. Yikes!

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:21 AM

13. Yeah--crazy eyes.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:15 AM

34. The kids from Jesus Camp have all grown up

And that is what they look like.

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Response to Turborama (Reply #34)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:30 AM

188. Yes and they still think the Planet Earth is only 5,000 years old...

...and Jesus rode a Tyrannosaurus Rex to the Last Supper.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:19 AM

37. She'd be cute if she just relaxed a bit.

Maybe she should move to Colorado.

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Response to tridim (Reply #37)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:43 AM

60. STOP THAT

Dissing my home state, that is. They have enough nuts there already. My inlaws and my sister still live there and they don't want those nutjobs either.

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Response to DarleenMB (Reply #60)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:59 AM

71. I think he isn't bashing CO


With your recent vote on marijuana the poster suggests perhaps go to Colorado, smoke a bowl and she'll be OK because that will relax her. He's right.

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Response to kwolf68 (Reply #71)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:30 PM

87. Sorry, yea, I assumed that was implied.

Stress kills and Cannabis is really good at reducing stress for people who have a natural endocannabinoid imbalance.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:53 AM

173. oh I don't know

Reminds me of a younger Alyssa Milano. sheesh. I'd hate to be her right now though. Enough bullying please.. We don't need to act like Repukes.

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Response to PatrynXX (Reply #173)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:49 AM

185. It is a crazed look

Just an observation on the pic.

Otherwise she would be a pretty young lady.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:45 AM

2. Australia's PM

sounds kick ass!

As for the dumbass....well, just goes to show how 'informed' a lot of these Repukes are.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:49 AM

3. So has God brought his judgement

down on that vile place?

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:02 AM

4. That Aussies posted this to set Repukes straight. And heck! Now I'm thinking of moving there...

Be sure to put this up on your facebook page, etc. so your republican friends know how to pack for their big move down under. Evolution taught in schools!

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Response to Moonwalk (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:16 AM

8. Oops,

that's where *I* need to go live! Sounds like a great place!

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Response to Delphinus (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:42 AM

58. Same thought here!

Sounds like most of us on DU would be happier there!

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Response to treestar (Reply #58)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:09 PM

78. Whenever a right-winger tells me "America, love it or leave it" I say,...

"At least we have places we can go. NOBODY wants your asses."

America is fast becoming the only place on the planet that puts up with these people.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #78)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:56 PM

95. +1

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Response to noiretextatique (Reply #95)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:19 PM

116. For those who claim "America is the greatest country in the world"...



It's shear hell out there ya know....

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #116)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:18 PM

163. Ahhhh... outstanding, but let's not forget the Hawaiian Islands, Puerto Rico, the Florida Keys, the Cal

Coast, US Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and Mariana Islands.

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Response to The Wielding Truth (Reply #163)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:23 PM

164. How can I forget Guam? I was born there.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #164)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:30 PM

170. dah. Hey hope you didn't forget to vote? Just kidding. Warm hugs in Guam.

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Response to The Wielding Truth (Reply #170)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:45 PM

172. Left there when I was a baby in 1960...

Born late 58 so when some wise-ass asks me what I miss most about the 50s I say, "Breastfeeding".

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #172)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:56 AM

186. Titty witty aren't you?

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Response to The Wielding Truth (Reply #186)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:18 AM

215. Those things can save a fortune on coffee creamer.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #215)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:04 PM

238. Eww. not where I was going. I was commenting on how clever you were.

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Response to The Wielding Truth (Reply #238)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:46 PM

243. Thanks. It's experience....



BTW: Google nude skydiving sometime. In freefall they form little chutes of their own.

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Response to The Wielding Truth (Reply #163)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:53 PM

167. Can they all become states....

.... y'know, when Puerto Rico becomes one?

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #116)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:18 AM

179. This video made me cry...

I worked in Tahiti for 15 months back in the 1980s and found it to be the happiest place I've been in my life...ever! I'm convinced that if there's a heaven at all, it looks, sounds, and smells like Tahiti!

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Response to SmartRat (Reply #179)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:25 AM

216. Those "tropical" air fresheners don't cut it.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #78)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:02 PM

102. LOVE IT. +10000!

nt

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #78)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:36 PM

134. +2 n/t

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Response to Delphinus (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:10 PM

158. I was just thinking the same thing.

I've also have always have a soft spot for Aussie Actors.

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Response to Moonwalk (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:25 AM

15. Bwah!

"Be Sure to Declare Your Pitchforks at Tullamarine."

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Response to Moonwalk (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:29 AM

17. can i recommend, lol. nt

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Response to Moonwalk (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:40 AM

20. Ha!

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Response to Moonwalk (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:59 AM

31. LMFAO! nt

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Response to Moonwalk (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:40 AM

56. Sounds like Heaven!

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #56)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:08 PM

169. It is. And they have excellent beer and wine, too

Very friendly folks. We loved Australia, and want to move there when we retire.

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #56)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:57 AM

177. But everything is upside down!

And those flushing toilets!

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Response to Moonwalk (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:06 PM

105. LOVE IT! Thank you, Moonwalk!! Love the Aussies!

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Response to Moonwalk (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:19 PM

117. There are a few areas where Australia lags behind the US on...

Julia Gillard strongly opposes marriage equality. I don't understand how she could, but she does, and that leaves a bad taste in my mouth, no matter how good she is on other things....

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Response to Moonwalk (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:56 PM

138. That post is hilarious!!!! (From a proud Aussie).....

...and our PM is AWESOME!!!!

DR

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:08 AM

5. Zombie eyes

That poor child has zombie eyes.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:13 AM

6. "Antarctica". . .Bwahahahahaha!!!

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Response to DinahMoeHum (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:05 PM

103. Yeah, that's where she needs to chill out for awhile and get some

studying done! rofl

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Response to DinahMoeHum (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:59 PM

157. I liked that one too

and I know a lot of people she can take with her.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:15 AM

7. Well, she is decent looking. She will become a concubine to some right-wing nut-case that will keep

her dumb, barefoot and pregnant. During the meantime, thinking women will be accomplishing great things.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #28)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:24 AM

40. Sea, WTF are you talking about here. That is exactly what Republicans have in mind for women

are you denying that now?

Republicans want women barefoot, pregnant, under the control of their husbands, taking care of the children and cooking dinner.

That is the point that poster was making. How can you miss that?

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Response to stevenleser (Reply #40)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:28 AM

43. i stay at home and raise my kids. am i a concubine. you know... not a person, but a thing to be

used and of no worth but the use to the man?

reallly steven? we do this sexist bullshit when it is people we do not like?

how does it make me a bit different? you know? staying at home. raising my kids. hey.... WTF, i am barefoot right now. and even fuckin cook dinner.

a fuckin concubine.

that is what you fuckin miss.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #43)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:33 AM

48. Are you a stepford wife under the control of your husband with no choices available?

Are you fighting for that to be the reality for women like the teenager in question? Your argument strongly suggests that you are.

This is one of the worst misses you have made on DU, Sea. You are indirectly and in some cases directly arguing the Republican case now.

Whether she recognizes it or not, the person described in the OP is fighting for a vision of women where they have no reproductive choice, no ability to vote, no ability to be a self determined person.

The DUer you attacked is noting that with appropriate scorn, and you attacked them.

YOU missed this one BADLY

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #43)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:34 AM

49. You choose to stay home

 

In a republican world the woman would not have that choice.

Hence Romney's statement of "if you are going to hire women."

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Response to Firebirds01 (Reply #49)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:40 AM

57. Exactly. This isn't hard to get. A woman who has no choices or self determination

who has to obey her husband has been reduced to being a concubine. That is what we Democrats are fighting AGAINST, and what the girl described in the OP is fighting FOR. That poster who sea attacked is right.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #43)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:43 AM

61. For the record, and I know you cannot respond, I did not alert your post. nt

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #43)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:34 PM

165. You missed my point. Lots of talented women are stay at home moms.But they are also equals

to their partners. I don't see that end for the young Georgia woman, she does not appear to understand where her best interests are. BTW, I cook dinner barefoot. Most of the time I am barefoot inside my home.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #165)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:03 AM

202. The "point" was made, ad nauseum, thoughout the thread. It didn't need your sexual jibes.

Please be honest. A teenage boy -- who might just as well be as ignorant

as a teenage girl, would be ridiculed here, yes, but at a LOT less length,

and with a lot less sex references.

Sorry, Bluestate, but "we girls", get tired of being an excuse

for you supposedly "progressive" boys to vent your demeaning sexism.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:40 PM

89. seabeyond is correct. It' bullshit that her message was hidden by jury.

When conservatives called Sandra Fluke a whore, we became unhinged with rage and indignation. Myself included. And it was justified.

Even though this Kristen Neel girl is a few brain cells short of being a professor, we really can't call her a whore (or whore-like - i.e., concubine) and still maintain the higher moral ground on these lines of argument.

Dummy up. Let's not stoop to asinine, conservative grade school bullshit name calling unless it's someone doing real harm.

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Response to SpankMe (Reply #89)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:38 PM

100. That person did not call her a whore. Context matters. GOP intends women to be concubines

If you sign up for a philosophy that denies women reproductive choice, that denies women opportunities in the workplace, that with barely a wink-wink advocates that women be assigned the role of stay at home mother with no choice, you are relegating women to the status of concubine.

This is not rocket science.

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Response to SpankMe (Reply #89)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:04 PM

152. Concubine is not equal to a whore

There's a thing called Wikipedia, and a thing called a dictionary.

Use it.

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Response to Confusious (Reply #152)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:05 AM

192. Oh Riiiight.

There's this thing called being a misogynist...Look THAT up

in Wikipedia and a dictionary.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #192)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:19 AM

205. Great idea

mi·sog·y·ny   /mɪˈsɒdʒəni, maɪ-/ Show Spelled
noun
hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/misogyny

Pretty straightforward. If you're a misogynist, you hate women.

Now let's look up another word.

sex·ism   /ˈsɛksɪzəm/ Show Spelled Show IPA
noun
1. attitudes or behavior based on traditional stereotypes of sexual roles.
2. discrimination or devaluation based on a person's sex, as in restricted job opportunities; especially, such discrimination directed against women.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/sexism

Notice that while the definitions might involve similar things, they are most certainly not the same. A person can utter a sexist statement without being a misogynist. So while it might be true that most misogynists say things that are sexist, it certainly is not true that everyone who utters a sexist phrase is a misogynist. The assumption to the contrary demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding of what misogyny really means.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #205)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:41 AM

207. Yeah, sure.

Do you split hairs like this when it comes to "the treatment" of blacks or gays?

Can I call someone a "fag" or a "nigger" without necessarily being a "homophobe" or a "racist"?

Nah, I didn't think so.

Some other words for you to look up:

1. Hypocrite

2. Bullshit.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #207)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:45 AM

221. Since you seem to be fond of literacy lessons, I have one for you

I believe the word in question, was "concubine", not "whore". I realize your false equivalency fallacy relies on the conflation of "concubine" with other words. The great thing about dictionaries is that if you know how to use them, they provide an excellent way to educate and improve literacy. If you don't know how to use them, they can also be used to reinforce subliterate ideas.

Now, if I look up the word "concubine", this is what I get:

con·cu·bine   /ˈkɒŋkyəˌbaɪn, ˈkɒn-/ Show Spelled
noun
1. a woman who cohabits with a man to whom she is not legally married, especially one regarded as socially or sexually subservient; mistress.
2. (among polygamous peoples) a secondary wife, usually of inferior rank.
3. (especially formerly in Muslim societies) a woman residing in a harem and kept, as by a sultan, for sexual purposes.


Most people understand the concept that English words often have multiple meanings. Dictionaries list definitions in numbered order with the most common usage at the top, followed by the next most common usage. Note that this particular reference lists the most common useage of the word "concubine" as meaning essentially "mistress", not "whore", as you falsely assumed. If you work your way down to definition #3, you get something that at least starts to approach something similar to "whore". So is that what the poster meant? Nothing in the context suggests this. In the absense of context the only reasonable inferrence a person can make is definition #1.

So while one might be able to successfully make the argument that calling someone a mistress without cause borders on sexism, it sure as hell isn't the equivelent of calling a black person "nigger", at least within the realm of what most people would call reality.

I would be glad to look up the other words you listed for you, but I get the impression they were only included to serve the purposes of name calling and defammation, which is ironically the very same charge you are making against the poster in question. One might even call it bullshit hypocrisy.

Cheers!

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #221)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:08 PM

223. Since you seem not to know what "goodbye" means, I doubt you're capable of "giving lessons"..

and "given" all that, it seems I'll have to "show you the door"

(to Ignore?) myself. Goodbye. Again.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #223)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:31 PM

227. Thank you

I have zero interest in trying to pursue reasonable discussion with someone who feels the need to resort to name calling as a substitute for adult level civil debate. My only interest was pointing out obvious bullshit. If you actually did put me on ignore, I can now do this just as effectively with one less source of childish retorts.

Cheers!

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Response to whathehell (Reply #223)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:41 PM

228. Ahh, yes....

Much easier to just stick ones fingers in ones ears and loudly chant "Lalalalalalala! than to admit one was demonstrably, unequivocally and comically wrong. Integrity and maturity... some people kant haz it.

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Response to opiate69 (Reply #228)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:57 PM

231. Ahhh, yes, except

you don't have a CLUE of what you are talking about.

It reminds me of an old Chinese proverb:

Better to be silent and be thought a Thundering Jackass,

than to post and remove all doubt.




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Response to whathehell (Reply #231)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:00 PM

233. Words of wisdom, which you probably do well to heed.

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Response to opiate69 (Reply #233)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:33 PM

245. Wow....That's original, LOL!

You might want to try some of those opiates, honey.

It might even step up your game.

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Response to SpankMe (Reply #89)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:17 AM

203. THANK You, Spank. No, this thread should NOT have been hidden

and were they sliming any other "protected group", you can bet your sweet self

it would NOT have been. Your analogy to the Sandra Fluke case is spot on.

I don't know if you're male or female, but most of the dumb ass male "progressives" here

just LOOK for a reason , e.g. right wing politics, to vent their very unsubtle misogyny.

They SUCK, but, like the phoney "progressives" they are, they will countenance no "correction" from

a smart woman like Seabeyond. We get trashed ALL the time here for complaining

about insults they wouldn't DARE say about Gays, Muslims or Racial Minorities. I don't know if

you know her, but a writer from The Nation, Katha Pollitt, spoke the truth recently,

in claiming that "Misogyny is the Last Acceptable Prejudice of the Left".


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Response to SpankMe (Reply #89)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:47 AM

209. Great example of the failings of our jury system, frankly.

Far too many jurors base their decision on whether they agree with the post or not, instead of whether it actually violates the rules. Happens over and over again...

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #209)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:44 PM

229. Correct. Thanks for speaking up about it.. One dumb ass response I got to an alert -- besides

a "letting it stand" vote, of course, was to..."Go back to the Feminist History

Forum and STAY there"! and yes, that's exactly how he wrote it.

Apart from having the gall to actually give me an "order",

that "jury member" is, I'm afraid, is a fair gage of the tolerance

level of some of our male "progressives".

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #209)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:43 PM

246. The jury was 100% correct. That persons post does not mean what Seabeyond attributed to it. nt

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:59 AM

191. Not cool. She's just a kid, for fuck's sake. Don't slime her for things she's not responsible for.

Or maybe you'd like to see YOUR underage daughter, or sister painted as whore-material

for YOUR beliefs.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #191)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:41 AM

218. 18 is old enough to sign a contract, vote, get married,

join the military and be in college. In other words, an ADULT.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:17 AM

9. Those Australians can laugh at us all they want, but

the next time the Soviets invade their country, we won't be saving their asses again!!!

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Response to LeftinOH (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:41 AM

24. The Alps are beautiful this time of year in Australia

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Response to LondonReign2 (Reply #24)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:19 AM

36. Roight! The wallaby is yodeling!

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Response to Gruenemann (Reply #36)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:31 PM

99. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!

Oi! Oi! Oi!!!

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Response to LeftinOH (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:31 AM

46. Funny, all this time I thought it was the Brits!

 



Oh, late in getting reference to Austria. DOH!

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Response to LeftinOH (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:03 PM

234. You mean like we saved their asses

when JAPAN tried it?

You might want to check out a little history, bro.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:18 AM

10. Blond, cute, right-wing, dumb: She's gonna be a Fox News-host!

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:33 AM

18. +1

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:40 AM

21. lol

I'm sure she's getting a call from them now.

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:43 AM

25. You called that one

SPOT ON.

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:24 AM

181. Freedum!!

Move over, Gretchen...

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:18 AM

11. Australia is looking better and better...

but I hear everything costs too damn much there...an Atheist PM is just awesome.

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Response to txdemsftw (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:32 AM

183. An atheist PM with a long time live in lover who is a hairdresser

and yes her hair is usually perfect

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:19 AM

12. doesn't Australia have strict immigration proceedures?

what makes these people think that they can board a plane and go live there? White skin? Australia has the same kinds of immigration issues as any other western country--watching their Parliament go at it on this issue is fascinating.

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Response to SemperEadem (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:41 AM

23. Probably immaterial

Sounds like AUS would be a living hell on Earth for them anyway, run and enjoyed by heathens, atheists, socialists, and abortionists.

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Response to SemperEadem (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:31 AM

44. To say nothing of the fact that

99.9% of 18-year-olds can't afford to just fly to Melbourne, and she'd have no way of making a living or supporting herself once she got there...

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Response to SemperEadem (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:45 AM

63. Exactly. Americans are forever declaring they are moving to Canada

when they don't like the political landscape as though Canada automatically admits Americans.

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Response to treestar (Reply #63)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:32 PM

88. This American was asked to move there by his company when they shut down their US office..

This American said "No thanks".

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Response to whathehell (Reply #88)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:21 PM

97. Haha

That's a possibility too. With a job offer you might have a chance though. Not just like, oh I don't like the last results of the election, I'm going to Canada unasked! I mean, Canada is just dying to admit dissatisfied Americans!

Plus on the right wing they are the same people who normally bash Canada's health care.

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Response to treestar (Reply #97)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:47 PM

137. I live near the Canadian border...

...and I've been there more times than I can count.

No, one cannot just move there.

If you're not a political refugee whose life is endangered in their native land, you have the following options:

1. Immediate family willing to sponsor you.

2. A job offer in writing from a Canadian employer...who in most cases has to prove the offer cannot be filled by an equally-qualified Canadian citizen.

3. Assessment through their "points" system as to your suitability to immigrate...and it's no cakewalk.

4. If you speak French fluently, you may be able to live in Quebec under their special provincial scheme.

They don't accept military resisters anymore. They've sent back several who went AWOL over the Iraq/Afghan wars.

Commonwealth citizens (UK, Aussies, New Zealanders etc) can immigrate under special schemes (mostly university students), but even they're not guaranteed residency.

No, you cannot just show up at the border at Douglas, BC, Windsor, ON, etc. and just say "I'm gonna live here."

I imagine it's much the same in Australia.

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Response to treestar (Reply #97)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:50 AM

190. Just saying

This teenager IS funny and embarrassing, but guess what?...There's apparently a number of

Canadian adults, (who come to the US in FAR greater numbers than the reverse, political

motives or no) who think it's "easy" to move to the US and find a job "just like that" as well.

Hence, the existence of these sites like this one:


http://www.canuckabroad.com/forums/so-you-want-to-move-to-the-states-eh-vt2199.html


Enjoy

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Response to whathehell (Reply #190)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:18 AM

204. Thanks for that link!

that was interesting. Weather, money or love! But not due to an election and my party didn't win!

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Response to treestar (Reply #204)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:31 AM

206. Sure...Motives aside, it seems they ARE just as clueless regarding the ability to just "go there".

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Response to whathehell (Reply #206)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:46 AM

208. Yes. Must be the next door quality of it.



Now Australia - that's a long flight.

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Response to treestar (Reply #208)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:17 AM

214. Gee..Wouln't he "next door quality" tend to make them more knowledgeable?

And yes Australia's a long way, but I must differ with one of the OP's assertions,

and that is that they were more or less "flooded" by requests from Americans disappointed in the election.

Funny thing is, I went to the original news story, and they could claim only 37..Maybe that's

a "flood" for Australia.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #214)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:07 PM

222. I doubt it

The average American knows little of immigration restrictions. Canada speaks English and is like America relative to other countries, so it makes a good substitute if we're wanting another country to live in. Same reason they pick Australia - they speak English, are descended from the English common law system like us - gee they must be willing to take us (if we're white, which I assume is also at the bottom of freeper expectations).

I think Australia might take some skilled Americans but it's probably limited, and only the freepers who qualified could go. I'd kind of like to see it - when the freeper discovers he must turn in his guns and pay taxes for universal health care.

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Response to treestar (Reply #222)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:25 PM

225. Do you imagine the "average Canadian" knows any more?

because the link I gave, if you noticed, referenced their country, not ours.

I'm sorry if you imagine Canada and/or Australia to be some sort of "freeper free" nations,

as you have only to look at the history of Australia, especially, to be disillusioned.

Sorry, bro, I really couldn't care LESS about immigrating to either place. Hell, I have

have "right of return" status to Europe and I'm not that enthused...Get my drift?

Cheers.



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Response to whathehell (Reply #225)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:54 PM

230. Well as you've said, both sides are equally ignorant

I think on the US side it might have to do with the Vietnam era draft dodgers. Canada took them, so the average thinks Canada is a place where we can get general political asylum.

I don't think those nations are freeper free - I did not say that, but am aware they have national health plans and so that the freepers presumably would find them no better than the US - that's if they knew anything. And Australia has gun control.

I'd like to live in countries like those - and their freepers seem unable to influence things as much as they do here.

Europe is another story but it does seem saner than the US. Still, I wouldn't actually immigrate - family comes first!

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Response to SemperEadem (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:20 AM

195. Maybe, but I wouldn't rule out that "white skin" thing too fast.. Until about 1970, they had a

"White's Only" Immigration policy.

Just sayin.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:21 AM

14. lolol

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:27 AM

16. The Republic Party's Poster Girl

This is what Rush Limpballs and the rest of the Republic Party sees as the ideal woman of their Republic.

Clueless and obedient

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:35 AM

19. re:aussies laughing their heads off over anti-Obama teen girl.

juamping jehosaphat. where do they keep coming up with that stuff

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Response to allan01 (Reply #19)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:14 PM

129. +1 nt

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:41 AM

22. Translation: She wanted to get away from black people

And she didn't bother to do her homework on her country of choice.

It's like the idiots who say they hate Obama-care and want to move to Canada, where they have a better NHS.

Rethugs are sooooo damn slow upstairs.

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Response to agentS (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:12 PM

107. Heh heh. Aborigines ain't exactly lily-white.

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Response to agentS (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:49 PM

142. I say good luck to her with getting away from black people in Australia ;) nt

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Response to markpkessinger (Reply #142)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:13 AM

194. Yeah, but if she's bigoted toward them, she could feel right at home there.

Sorry, kids, but Aussie's are not known, presently or historically, for their great "tolerance" of aboriginals.

Up until about 1970, they had a "Whites Only" immigration policy.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:46 AM

27. Two LOLworthy comments at Buzzfeed re: the tweet

"Don't worry Australians, they'll end up in Austria because they don't know the damn difference," and in response to that comment, "They would be confused as to why everyone sounds like Arnold Schwarzenegger, but go along with it anyway."

Edited to ask: Is all this zOMG, I'm moving to Australalia if Romney looses! I'm totally SERIES!!1! some new Republican meme started by Limbaugh or Beck or some other other useless right-wing bonehead? The Buzzfeed link shows the top 37 tweets of other Republican nitwits with the same basic sentiment. If that's the case, man, are those people sheep!

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Response to Rob H. (Reply #27)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:26 AM

41. How did you find this?

I went to buzzfeed and searched for Kristin Neel and got "no results"

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #41)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:38 AM

53. Dang! Sorry, I thought the link was in the OP

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:53 AM

29. Merciful Mother of God!...

Last edited Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:25 PM - Edit history (1)

This is what happens when cousins marry, and communities vote to stop teaching, you know, knowledge in the schools.

If stupid was a crime, she would be thrown under the jail!

If stupid was a sin, Satan would have to institute a tenth circle for this lamebrain.

If she actually was permitted to emigrate to Australia, the collective American IQ would rise perceptibly the minute she cleared our airspace.

The minute she landed Down Under, the whole continent would go all "Idiocracy".

That monstrous sucking sound you hearing coming from the direction of Georgia is the black hole positioned between her ears, from which nothing, not even a faulty, creaky simulacrum of functioning measurable human intelligence, can escape.

She makes Miss Teen South Carolina looks like a tenured professor of theoretical physics at MIT.

The kindest thing we can do for her on behalf of the entire human race is put her somewhere comfortable, feed her regularly, make sure she is walked daily, and allowed no contact with the outside world that may mar such perfect ignorance, or paradoxically harm our collective will, knowledge, curiosity, insight, and human drive to improve as a species.

Allow her only contact with species of comparable intelligence, on the understanding, however, that she may find mealworms "yucky".

Thank all that is holy that her Twitter account was disabled. I can only hope this miserable collection of DNA, plasma, and hairspray disappears forever from collective human memory, and troubles this universe no more...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #29)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:47 AM

66. OMG this post is fabulous!

I want to repost to my FB page, is that ok??

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Response to DarleenMB (Reply #66)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:26 PM

84. That's very nice, thank you.

Go right ahead...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #29)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:48 AM

67. That post is a work of art!

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Response to treestar (Reply #67)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:06 PM

104. Thank you.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #29)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:12 PM

81. An Oscar-worthy bit of writing, Aristus!

"She makes Miss Teen South Carolina looks like a tenured professor of theoretical physics at MIT."

Bravo! Bravissimo!!

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Response to Aristus (Reply #29)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:18 PM

115. Great post

Wish I could rec

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Response to Aristus (Reply #29)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:59 PM

125. Interesting...

The Twitter responses were funny but this... this seems way out of proportion. Makes me wonder....

Oh and BTW, it's 'simulacrum'. If you're going to write a small essay ripping someone half your age to shreds for being stupid, might want to run that shit through a spell checker before clicking 'post my reply'.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #125)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:35 PM

133. Yeah, I meant to.



BTW, when I was her age, I could still think circles around her...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #29)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:30 PM

131. "this miserable collection of DNA, plasma, and hairspray"

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:56 AM

30. Maybe she missed that Australia has a PM...

and was thinking of the head of state.
That male would be Queen Elizabeth... oh,

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:07 AM

32. didn't see anyone post this Julia Gillard rant on opposition leader's mysogyny

It is truly a thing of beauty:

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Response to rurallib (Reply #32)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:08 AM

33. yes it is. and it went viral. fun to watch. nt

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Response to rurallib (Reply #32)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:27 AM

42. awesome

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Response to rurallib (Reply #32)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:46 AM

64. She is my new hero

At least for this speech and this topic.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #32)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:00 PM

73. I kept waiting for someone to throw in the towel on that beating.

Outstanding!

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Response to rurallib (Reply #32)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:02 PM

75. Awesome. n/t

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Response to rurallib (Reply #32)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:48 PM

91. Yes it is...Thank you!

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Response to rurallib (Reply #32)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:57 PM

92. Whoa! She flayed him to the BONE.

Wish we had some like her.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #32)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:50 PM

156. Jayzus!

Now that is a truly epic smackdown! A kerb stomp with golf shoes. And from the PM no less.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #32)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:59 AM

174. Thanks for that. I was in the hinterlands of VA when I heard about it.

 

So nice to actually see the smackdown. Sent it to my (R) sisters with the heading "This is why I vote democratic" - for you, my favorite bitches.

Am I the only one who's so torn?

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Response to rurallib (Reply #32)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:28 PM

253. Wow..she is a woman of beauty. Her and Nancy Pelosi stole my heart. n/t

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:17 AM

35. She sounds familiar....

"I personally believe the U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some, uh...people out there in our nation don't have maps, and, uh, I believe that our education like such as South Africa and, uh, the Iraq everywhere like, such as and...I believe that they should, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., err, uh, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future for our..."

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Response to mwb970 (Reply #35)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:12 PM

80. "She sounds familiar...."

It's the eyes.

That whole "black magic marker" look is common amongst people who are clueless.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:23 AM

38. That Fox Newsian fried brain look

Ability to think critically: GONE

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Response to Zambero (Reply #38)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:36 PM

109. The perfect Fax Noise future commentator

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:23 AM

39. trof

trof

What is there really to say, other than she is stupid as a rock... Or some lumber...

Diclotican

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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:31 AM

45. What a sad state of education down south. nt

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Response to DippyDem (Reply #45)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:05 PM

96. Great. Another

South basher that has no clue.

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Response to cordelia (Reply #96)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:45 PM

135. It does get tiresome after a while, doesn't it?

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Response to DippyDem (Reply #45)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:35 PM

251. I am in Georgia and in a very red county, as does my 15-year-old grandson.

He attends a middle school in this red area, but he is a Democrat supporter. It could be because I, his father and mother are all Democrats.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:32 AM

47. OK- But the Aussie PM it white at least.... Right?

Won't these Teabaggers ever learn not to open their mouths in public? Or online as the case may be?

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:35 AM

50. "I think you meant Antarctica. Move there,'' tweeted @post_rock0.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:35 AM

51. Aww .... she's actually a cutie.

18 is pretty young and vulnerable, hopefully she'll take this as an opportunity to become more aware and educate herself.

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Response to polly7 (Reply #51)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:47 AM

65. She reminds me a little of 'Breakfast Club'-era Ally Sheedy

She was much cuter in that movie before Molly Ringwald's character made her over, imho.



Jebus, I'm old.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:37 AM

52. Kids.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:38 AM

54. Let's just ship them there for shits and giggles

 

We'll box em all up for Christmas and let our aussie mates have a go at em - they can start with ' Holidays didn't come yet because we all know it snows everywhere on earth at Christmastime'...

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:39 AM

55. More proof Republicans are imbeciles!

Hey conservative morons who want to move to other countries:

Thanks to your fabulous party we are the MOST right wing country in the industrialized world! Wake up! If you don't like it here because it's "socialist" living anywhere else in the industrialized world will make you feel like the meat in a Mao/Lennin sandwich. The sad, sad truth is that Afghanistan is a lot closer to the kind of country you want, just with a different religion telling people how to live. But you will be glad to know its just as mysagonistic and backwards as you would like our country to be. Morons.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:43 AM

59. Thanks to twitter and other social media it is now possible

for anyone to make an international fool of themselves.

Looks like this young woman has deleted her account. I recommend that she spends more time reading and learning something outside of what she hears on FOX News and less time tweeting.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:44 AM

62. Bahahahahahaha!

I wish these people would actually leave.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:53 AM

68. I was wondering where that Australian meme came from ...

cool beans! Thanks!

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:55 AM

69. OK now I am moving to Australia!!!!!

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:57 AM

70. Is this what they mean by the thousand years of darkness.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:59 AM

72. Poor fool needs to stop getting world geography info from Fox News



Australia DOES sound like a pretty fun place to be if the tweets are any indication!

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Response to CakeGrrl (Reply #72)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:37 PM

110. from Dick Morris

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:02 PM

74. "president is a Christian and actually supports what he says" Translation: he's white

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:06 PM

76. Maybe Palin can teach her a thing or two?

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:07 PM

77. Wow, the derp is overwhelming in that one.

The Aussies (and Kiwis) I've met have universally been an easy-going, non-dogmatic and very tolerant lot. I'm sure they have their 1%ers - every developed country does - but sweetie, if you think it's a bagger paradise down under you're sadly mistaken. Viz:



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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:09 PM

79. Dingo ate my baby!

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:16 PM

82. She's competing with Miss North Carolina



Until the world laughs these morons to scorn they will not change.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:24 PM

83. The Stupid.... it burns!!!

Yet even more proof that Conservatives are ignorant and stupid and live in a fantasy land. Yes please go to Antarctica!

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:28 PM

85. Hahahaha... I'm really starting to like Twitter...

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:29 PM

86. Does she know about maps?

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:41 PM

90. Kristen Neel - Future Mass Murderer for Christ.

That is the face of a lunatic.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:08 PM

93. She meets all of the requirements for employment at FOX news.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:16 PM

94. She's just a kid. There have been many teen suicides as

of late because of bullying on social media. It's better just to ignore her.

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Response to Norrin Radd (Reply #94)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:43 PM

101. Yes she is.

I'm just glad when I was a kid her age I didn't have access to Twitter or I might have done or said something stupid as well. I don't want to attack her, rather the mind set that makes Republicans unaware of the rest of the world and the rest of this country. It's absurd sometimes funny but to tell you the truth it scares the hell out of me. Ignorance hate and fear plus manipulation of the masses through demagoguery can (and has led) to some of the worst catastrophes humanity has ever endured. Rush, Hannity they don't really believe the crap they say. It's just an easy and effective way to make money, what they fail to realize is that their followers believe the crap they spew. Then when reality confronts them the natural response is to resort to magical thinking and paranoid delusions. Even at the height of Bush hatred I never read on these boards or anywhere a call to violent acts against the citizenry that voted for him. It's disturbing.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:24 PM

98. the Christian right are so out of touch

with the REAL WORLD

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:07 PM

106. She probably meant Austria instead of Australia.

After all, that's where Hitler was born.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:16 PM

108. Georgia.........

The whole state is like that. Shit for brains.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:39 PM

111. A NEWTBOT.

She knows all about Australia, because her daddy takes her to the Outback Steakhouse for dinner.

Rolf Harris should write a song about the NewtBot.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:59 PM

112. This poor girl does not deserve to be attacked like this

Look, she's just a kid. And yes, I consider 18 to be 'just a kid'. And we all say and do stupid things at that age. I don't. care what she believes, she doesn't deserve this massive worldwide pile-on.

Obviously, she's absorbed some bad info from her family, her peers and her church. She's too young to really process it all, and I wouldn't be surprised to see her become a flaming lefty in a few years.

Ironically, the thread I was reading before this concerned bullying. And yet here is everyone bashing the shit out of her. Disgusting.

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Response to LTR (Reply #112)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:21 PM

118. Boo-hoo

you are free to delete this thread and/or leave the premises if you don't like the bashing of stupid Republicans.

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #118)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:34 PM

120. Hey, as long as you're getting your jollies out of it

After all, that's what bullies do. And this girl is not a celebrity, she's just a misinformed kid . What if this was your own daughter?

And you are free to tell me where to go, just as I'm free to tell you what you can do to yourself.

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Response to LTR (Reply #120)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:40 PM

123. My own daughter???

I raised them to think. My daughters are first of all not stupid enough to believe Fox "News", and second not stupid enough to send their ridiculous rants to the world. Since you brought up the subject, I will give myself a vigorous pat on the back for not raising a Limbecile like Ms. Neel's parents did. Ahh...that felt good.

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Response to LTR (Reply #120)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:23 AM

196. Thank you. Somehow I think the instance of a teenaged boy saying this

would get a LOT less ridicule, not to mention sexual inuendo...Ya think.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #196)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:20 PM

240. No

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Response to LTR (Reply #120)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:10 PM

239. But it's not

The problem with using the "What if this was your own daughter?" card is that it simply reduces the discussion to an appeal to emotion rather than one based on reason.

I might consider a lot of things differently if this were my daughter. The reason is because I have an obvious emotional attachment to that person which is almost certainly going to affect my objectivity.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appeal_to_emotion

There's probably a few very good reasons why this person doesn't necessarily deserve all the rhetoric being hurled at her, but "What if this was your own daughter?" isn't one of them.

Cheers!

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Response to LTR (Reply #112)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:55 PM

124. i understand what you're saying

she is young. did one of our blowhard talking heads mention something on the airwaves about moving to australia? in one of the tweets, it says something about other wingers saying the same thing. like parrots, are they repeating what their beloved media gods have told them? giving their dittoheads false info about australia? because the fans would believe every word, every fabrication that their media gods sputtered, without looking up the facts for themselves.

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Response to LTR (Reply #112)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:10 PM

128. No excuse for not knowing that Australia

does not have a President, much less a "male Christian president."

There's this amazing thing called Google out there. 18 is old enough to know how to use it. Hell, ten is old enough to know how to use Google. Check a couple of basic facts before exposing your monstrous ignorance to the world.

If you don't want to be called an idiot in public, don't say monumentally idiotic things in public.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #128)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:28 AM

197. Bullshit. There are adults who don't know such things and they're NOT just in the US

and if you don't believe me, I'm afraid you'll have to go abroad as often as I have.

Stop looking for an excuse to attack this kid. Were she were a boy,

I DOUBT you'd all find it so monumental a source of amusement,

not to mention sexual innuendo.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #197)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:50 AM

210. Like I said, there's Google and Wikipedia.

Ten year olds know how to use them.

And precisely where is anything remotely resembling sexual innuendo in my post? Jeebus wept. Every day is Festivus for some people, apparently.

If you say something ignorant in public expect to get called on it.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #210)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:05 AM

212. And if you say something Sexist on a progressive site, expect to get called on That..

and, no, dear, I didn't accuse YOU of saying anything specifically sexist but the ridicule IS

a tad MUCH, more extensive for sure that it would be were it a dumb BOY,

and I think if you're at all honest, you'll admit that.

Beyond that, It seems you missed the "concumbine" discussion.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #212)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:43 AM

219. No, I didn't. And it was ridiculous.

I for one would brutally mock anyone who displays that kind of ignorance.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #219)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:28 PM

226. Yeah, too bad a DU jury thought otherwise and HID the thread that complained about it.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #226)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:22 PM

241. Well that settles it then

Who could possibly dispute the fact that DU juries are completely infallible?

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Response to LTR (Reply #112)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:46 PM

136. I didn't see anything that bad right away... the Twitter responses seemed to me

to be more joking than bullying.

But then I scanned this thread and saw one post that makes me kinda agree with you.

There is a difference between joking and bullying. People disagree where that line is of course. AFAIC, it was crossed at least once in this thread.

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Response to LTR (Reply #112)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:49 PM

149. "we all say and do stupid things at that age" - what, like vote Republican?

She's old enough to vote, and she's old enough to stand up for her political beliefs. She thinks she's old enough to decide for herself which country to live in. And she's old enough to have her ignorance, which she proudly made public on Twitter, to be corrected and then laughed at.

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Response to LTR (Reply #112)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:27 PM

153. I agree with you. She is just a kid.

Thanks for trying anyhow. I hope she is not too badly affected by all of this.




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Response to LTR (Reply #112)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:02 AM

189. Then do you think the age of majority should be raised?

Just curious.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:15 PM

113. Heh heh. Stupid Republicans, come on down!! We've got a few surprises for you...

You'll be fleeing straight back to Dumbarseville, USA, once you get an eyeful of all the stuff we've got here that yr fighting yr hardest to stop happening or to get rid of in the US...

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Reply #113)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:01 PM

248. I think the fact that your PM is a leftish female atheist

who lives with her partner would be enough to send them reeling into a gorge somewhere. With luck it would have some of the more poisonous forms of Aussie wildlife - snakes, spiders, et al - in residence to greet them.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #248)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:23 PM

249. LOL. I hope that gorge is situated in the US, not here...

We don't need a whole lot of Stupid being imported here when we have our own homegrown variety already. I'm hoping some Republican somewhere will discover that new thing called Google and discover that we're really not that desirable a destination for them, what with all the things we have that they hate

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Reply #249)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:05 PM

252. The average 'pubbie couldn't find Oz

on a map in half an hour. We're stuck with then, I'm afraid. I think that some of them are so damned dumb that they will just keel over one day when they forget to breathe.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:15 PM

114. This post was alerted on. The jury voted 5/1 to let it stand.


At Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:02 PM an alert was sent on the following post:

Aussies laughing their heads off over anti-Obama teen girl.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021762663

REASON FOR ALERT:

This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate. (See <a href="http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=aboutus#communitystandards" target="_blank">Community Standards</a>.)

ALERTER'S COMMENTS:

Okay, everybody had their laugh over this. But what does it say about the people here when we launch all these personal attacks against this poor girl who didn't ask for any of this?

You served on a randomly-selected Jury of DU members which reviewed this post. The review was completed at Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:12 PM, and the Jury voted 1-5 to LEAVE IT.

Juror #1 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: Stupid alert.
Juror #2 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: She publicly posted! I see no problem.
Juror #3 voted to HIDE IT and said: Girl is a kid. Shouldn''t be held up to such scorn.
Juror #4 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No explanation given
Juror #5 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said:
Actions have consequences and she is an adult.
Juror #6 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: Does the alerter really think this idiot is reading these posts?

Thank you very much for participating in our Jury system, and we hope you will be able to participate again in the future.

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #114)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:30 PM

119. I will, of course, abide by the jury's decision.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:37 PM

121. Maybe she meant the *other* Australia, you know, the one next to Switzerland.

Where the hills are alive with the Sound of Music.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:40 PM

122. Australia has a President now? That's news.

Last I checked, the head of state was Queen Elizabeth II, and nominal head of the Church of England... well 1/3rd right I suppose but she gonna like that Anglican religion?

She's gonna have more luck moving to a country where the British have never invaded. Not many choices there apparently either.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:01 PM

126. knr

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:07 PM

127. She had internet access . . . which means she could have wikied it

 

which means she just doesn't care about the facts.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:29 PM

130. The Golden Rule #666 :

Ignorance is golden.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:35 PM

132. Do some research before saying you're going to move to Aussie, Kristin!

First of all, Australia is an independent constitutional monarchy within the British Commonwealth with Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State, represented by Governor-General Quentin Bryce, who is female.

As has been noted, the Prime Minister is Julia Gillard, who is also female and an atheist.

The position of "president" is not used in the Australian Government...who have a slightly-modified British Westminster-derived form of government (parliamentary democracy).

If this young woman hates the Democrats, she wouldn't like the governing Australian Labor Party either.

No wonder our Australian cousins are laughing at Ms Neel.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:58 PM

139. Looks like some kind of demented porn actress about to do something unspeakable.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Reply #139)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:48 AM

201. Oh, I imagine You could "speak of it"

with nary a tingle.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:15 PM

140. Maybe it was sarcasm

 

I mean, she really went out of her way to get everything wrong!

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:47 PM

141. I think this is my first post to ever go 'viral'.

Damn.
I sent a link to my Aussie friend who emailed it to me.
Bless her heart.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:55 PM

143. Like, Ohmigod!

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:55 PM

144. Pampered white upper middle class suburban willfully ignorant bigot

I'm sure she's just parroting what her parents and church taught her.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:01 PM

145. She should join the Freepers moving to Canada to avoid socialized medicine.

You can't make this stuff up.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:06 PM

146. almost to a person - right-wingers know absolutely nothing about other countries to the point of

willful ignorance

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:36 PM

147. Hell, I think I'd like to move to Australia.

An atheist female Prime Minister who is living in sin......now that is something I don't expect to see in this century in the US!

"I think you meant Antarctica. Move there,'' tweeted @post_rock0--------------

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:48 PM

148. Aw, how cute

I bet her rocket scientist parents taught her world geopolitics.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:01 PM

150. That's nearly perfect.


Careful outside the rightwing Fact Bubble, little one.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:04 PM

151. .



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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:43 PM

154. Looks like someone is stuck in the 80s

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Response to FieryLocks (Reply #154)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:48 PM

155. You mean her IQ? nt

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:11 PM

159. Ignorance is bliss for pukes like Kristen Neel.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:12 PM

160. Like Mitt, no fact checker will stop her.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:17 PM

161. Ahem, repukes...

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Response to muntrv (Reply #161)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:08 AM

193. What's even more ironic

is that guns were outlawed in Australia after the Port Arthur Massacre, by (then) PM John Howard, a conservative. He championed gun control, and got it passed, after that horrific event.

I think it's most likely the young lady may have John Howard in mind when she posted her original tweet; however Mr. Howard has been out of office since 2007. So, she's about five years too late.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:17 PM

162. Fair Dinkum????

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:40 PM

166. Maybe she should move to "the Iraq" instead.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:07 PM

168. Aussies know more about U.S. Politics Than Most Americans

We were there four years ago, right after the election. (In fact, we were taking off four years ago today.) We heard lots of stories on Australian TV about Obama's Cabinet choices, and many Aussies chatted us up about the election. They were all for Obama, naturally. We even saw an Obama 2008 sign in the window of a shop on Bondi Beach.

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Response to AnnieBW (Reply #168)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:09 PM

224. And most Aussies would prefer Obama

win - that's what is so ironically hilarious about freepers thinking they will have a good time there.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:08 AM

175. LOL! That's the funniest thing I've seen in ages.

Could we take up a collection to relocate her to Antarctica? The penguins must have a Christian male leader that she'd be happy with.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #175)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:28 AM

182. Unh-uh, nope! Male penguins hold the egg on their feet all winter...

...to keep it from freezing on the cold, cold ice--shared duty with mama penguins.

We'll have to look elsewhere in the animal kingdom for a Christian male!

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:18 AM

176. Oh, it just figures that she's from Georgia, our ReThuglicans are mega stupid...

yet they think they are smart, thanks to our Diebold rigged election.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:16 AM

178. It's ignorant people like this that embarrass our country

I say we just deport her and her buddies. Take a C-130 full of them and push them out over the ocean. Let the sharks take care of the rest.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:22 AM

180. K & R.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:28 AM

184. reminds me of a young wingnut guy back in 2008

who in a TV interview said he was moving to spain if obama won..
to spain that had an ACTUAL socialist government....
lol

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Response to iamthebandfanman (Reply #184)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:44 AM

199. An ignorant "guy", numerous as they may be, will never get the play here a "girl" does

Just not as good an excuse for misogyny and ridicule, dontcha know?

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Response to whathehell (Reply #199)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:58 AM

211. That is a completely unsubstantiated allegation.

And you know it.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #211)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:12 AM

213. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

My allegation is "unsubstantiated" for one or two reasons only.


1. The lack of time and/or energy to document it.

2. The lack of interest by most of the males on this site to do it.


End of Story..Goodbye.




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Response to whathehell (Reply #199)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:40 AM

217. "An ignorant guy... would never get the play here like a girl would"



I`m sorry... you were saying??

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Response to opiate69 (Reply #217)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:45 AM

220. + a googolplex

That moran has been a DU meme for more than seven years.

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Response to opiate69 (Reply #217)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:07 PM

235. Fail...Unless, of course, you want to recount all the sexual jibes it engendered.

Duh.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #235)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:14 PM

236. The only Fail I see here is your semi-coherent rambling.

And your laughable attempts to defend an unhinged screed which was rightfully hidden by a jury.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #244)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:29 PM

250. Well...there's this...

Right here in the same thread, no less.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=1773574

Makes me wonder who is paying for your laudable command of the language and how much. If it's in the mid six figure range please let me know as I'd rather like to drop off a resume. Thanks.

Cheers!

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Response to whathehell (Reply #235)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:47 PM

247. "recount all the sexual jibes"

Ah yes, memories...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=104&topic_id=1684306&mesg_id=1684366

From one of our more outspoken opponents of sexism (supposedly):
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021044216#post2

And who can forget this one...
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002459853#post41

I`m sorry... you were saying??



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Response to whathehell (Reply #199)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:31 PM

242. Certainly no men have ever been referred to as "Limp Dick" on DU

And even if they were, a jury would have most certainly hidden it right after the inevitable alert, not that there's any misandry or ridicule associated with that term of endearment.

So yes, you make a good point here.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:30 AM

187. Looks like she delete here account. O:>

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Response to pam4water (Reply #187)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:41 AM

198. "Looks like she delete 'here' account"?.

She's a kid. What's your excuse?

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Response to whathehell (Reply #198)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:36 PM

254. Sorry to see someone with FDR as an avatar has nothing better to do than snipe. :(

Put on full ignore list.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:45 AM

200. It went viral on facebook too. That is where I saw it.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:58 PM

232. Another priceless story post-win! lol!! nt

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:23 PM

237. I like this one:

"I think you meant Antarctica. Move there,'' tweeted @post_rock0.



She's pretty. I just wonder if she tweeted it on purpose knowing she was way off just so she could get her tweet retweeted with her pic attached.

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