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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 09:44 AM
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27. Apparently some think there is, as long as it's in context though. n/t
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  -My heart sank when I heard Obama's joking comment about predator drones elocs  May-02-10 09:08 AM   #0 
  - I thought it was funny.  Sky Masterson   May-02-10 09:10 AM   #1 
  - Do you think it would be funny to those having loved ones killed by predator drones?  elocs   May-02-10 09:14 AM   #3 
  - No  Sky Masterson   May-02-10 09:21 AM   #5 
     - The funny, funny, lives of the America political elites  IndianaGreen   May-02-10 09:25 AM   #9 
     - Anyone that seriously believes that Obama  Sky Masterson   May-02-10 09:27 AM   #12 
     - Obama has announced that he will use them against Americans  IndianaGreen   May-02-10 09:32 AM   #17 
     - OMG! You are right!  Sky Masterson   May-02-10 09:34 AM   #23 
     - You missed an important section  MadMaddie   May-02-10 12:00 PM   #59 
     - Reagan made a similar joke about bombing Russia  marshall   May-02-10 11:36 AM   #48 
     - Omg!! He IS after the Jonas Brothers!!  Sky Masterson   May-02-10 11:50 AM   #51 
     - That might be one war...  awoke_in_2003   May-02-10 03:56 PM   #94 
     - seriously?  GinaMaria   May-02-10 12:22 PM   #66 
     - Guess you weren't paying attention back then.  Zenlitened   May-02-10 01:18 PM   #74 
        - Attention spans have changed since then  marshall   May-02-10 03:08 PM   #85 
     - You lost me at "Poutrage"  CreekDog   May-02-10 11:49 AM   #50 
     - It's a take off on pout and outrage  Sky Masterson   May-02-10 11:52 AM   #53 
        - You didn't lose me over defining the term  CreekDog   May-02-10 11:57 AM   #55 
           - Before you read the word "Poutrage" were you offended by the drone Joke?  Sky Masterson   May-02-10 12:04 PM   #61 
              - Not really...but I can see how some people would be  CreekDog   May-02-10 12:07 PM   #62 
              - Fair enough  Sky Masterson   May-02-10 12:12 PM   #65 
                 - I suggest you quit spinning your wheels....  quickesst   May-03-10 09:31 PM   #130 
              - Skinner has suggested that we not use the word poutrage  noamnety   May-02-10 01:09 PM   #68 
                 - I wasn't aware of that  Sky Masterson   May-02-10 01:13 PM   #70 
                 - It hasn't stopped Rachel Maddow from using the word.  WonderGrunion   May-03-10 09:12 PM   #128 
                    - I'm shocked.  noamnety   May-04-10 05:56 AM   #132 
     - Wow. You're not even having the same conversation...  Zenlitened   May-02-10 01:17 PM   #73 
        - That is because I think this thread is silly  Sky Masterson   May-02-10 01:59 PM   #80 
           - He microwaved a kitten????  zappaman   May-03-10 12:03 AM   #110 
     - The even funnier lives of DU's 24/7 Obama critics...  ClarkUSA   May-02-10 09:30 AM   #15 
        - A future President may order a drone strike on you  IndianaGreen   May-02-10 09:34 AM   #22 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   May-02-10 09:39 AM   #25 
           - ...  Robb   May-02-10 10:34 AM   #38 
              - lol! That's exactly how I feel.  ClarkUSA   May-02-10 10:41 AM   #40 
        - Sorry to disappoint you, but I'm not an Obama critic overall.  elocs   May-02-10 12:01 PM   #60 
           - I know. Please note that I was not replying to you.  ClarkUSA   May-02-10 12:08 PM   #64 
              - At least you arent still quoting the NYT and claiming it as your own n/t  spiritual_gunfighter   May-02-10 01:58 PM   #79 
                 - Don't you ever get tired of making up shit to attack Obama and his supporters? Guess not.  ClarkUSA   May-02-10 02:21 PM   #82 
     - I wonder...who is it who gets to decide exactly how sensitive people should be?  elocs   May-02-10 11:55 AM   #54 
        - I do of course.(I kid)  Sky Masterson   May-02-10 12:07 PM   #63 
  - So did I. I admit to have a dark sense of humor. I comes from  quiller4   May-03-10 02:17 PM   #118 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   May-02-10 09:12 AM   #2 
  - Are you serious?  Dawgs   May-02-10 09:18 AM   #4 
  - U.S. Drone attacks causing civilian deaths illegal  IndianaGreen   May-02-10 09:22 AM   #6 
  - Nothing to do with Obama's joke.  Dawgs   May-02-10 09:29 AM   #14 
  - So, making jokes about predator drones is funny to you?  elocs   May-02-10 09:24 AM   #8 
     - Yes. In the context of the joke, absolutely.  Dawgs   May-02-10 09:27 AM   #13 
  - I found that joke unsettling as well. n/t  DesertRat   May-02-10 09:24 AM   #7 
  - The joke is on a par with Bush's jokes about looking for WMD at the same venue  IndianaGreen   May-02-10 09:26 AM   #10 
  - Apples and oranges much? Nice try at the tired ol' Obama = Bush meme so beloved of certain DUers...  ClarkUSA   May-02-10 09:33 AM   #19 
  - Not even close.  jefferson_dem   May-02-10 09:34 AM   #21 
     - People died on account of Bush, and people are dying on account of Obama  IndianaGreen   May-02-10 09:35 AM   #24 
        - People died on account of Abraham Lincoln, FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, Bill Clinton, etc.  ClarkUSA   May-02-10 09:44 AM   #28 
        - Bush's bogus WMD claim resulted in the most disasterous foreign policy blunder...  jefferson_dem   May-02-10 09:50 AM   #30 
  - Empathy in action. Congratulations, it's a noble attribute. n/t  elocs   May-02-10 09:26 AM   #11 
     - lighten up, please. We [you] cannot go around reading too much into a light-hearted  secondwind   May-02-10 09:30 AM   #16 
        - Freepers thought the same about Bush's comments as well as those of McCain  elocs   May-02-10 09:41 AM   #26 
  - Right on the line but didn't cross it, in my opinion.  jefferson_dem   May-02-10 09:33 AM   #18 
  - There's nothing funny about predator drones.  rug   May-02-10 09:34 AM   #20 
  - Apparently some think there is, as long as it's in context though. n/t  elocs   May-02-10 09:44 AM   #27 
     - I supppose the context of a Jonas brother screwing your daughter makes it funny.  rug   May-02-10 10:11 AM   #33 
     - It's creepy considering they are adults and one is married. n/t  DesertRat   May-02-10 11:10 AM   #45 
     - Considering that Obama's daughters are 11 & 8 the whole concept setting up the joke is stupid.  elocs   May-02-10 11:47 AM   #49 
        - Then again...people are taking this way too seriously...  HipChick   May-02-10 12:00 PM   #58 
     - The 'context' is whether Obama said it.  tekisui   May-02-10 03:36 PM   #91 
  - It's called gallows humor  marshall   May-02-10 09:48 AM   #29 
  - I think the Obama Daughters would be a bit pissed at Dad  Sky Masterson   May-02-10 09:51 AM   #31 
  - The hangman does not have a right to gallows humour. nt  spoony   May-03-10 11:01 AM   #117 
  - It was a joke. Didn't bother me at all.  Phx_Dem   May-02-10 09:57 AM   #32 
  - I too thought it was terrible to joke about drones!  ensho   May-02-10 10:18 AM   #34 
  - I'm with you 100%. Millions thought Monkeyboy was funny  OwnedByFerrets   May-02-10 10:28 AM   #35 
  - I wonder if an upcoming drone attack would kill 11 & 8 year old girls  elocs   May-02-10 11:58 AM   #56 
     - Two words for you: predator drones. You will never see it coming. You think I'm joking?"  KoKo   May-03-10 03:34 PM   #120 
  - I agree with you completely.  CrispyQ   May-02-10 10:30 AM   #36 
  - Agreed. Drone Summary Executions Subvert The Rule of Law ... even Military Law. ...  ShortnFiery   May-02-10 10:33 AM   #37 
  - So does Dad getting his shotgun...  jberryhill   May-02-10 01:14 PM   #71 
  - It was VILE. Drone Summary Executions are IMMORAL and ILLEGAL. eom  ShortnFiery   May-02-10 03:32 PM   #89 
     - Yeah, You've Convinced Me That Obama Totally Sucks  jberryhill   May-02-10 06:08 PM   #99 
  - I'll be sure to send flowers to the Yemeni families  WonderGrunion   May-03-10 09:11 PM   #127 
  - There was no way to get through that dinner without someone on DU being  treestar   May-02-10 10:41 AM   #39 
  - Every single person has had tragic events in their lives....  RichGirl   May-02-10 10:42 AM   #41 
  - I wonder if the Nobel Peace Prize Committee heard the joke  Enrique   May-02-10 10:42 AM   #42 
  - I thought it was funny, but then again, I like black comedy.  NutmegYankee   May-02-10 10:56 AM   #43 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-02-10 03:41 PM   #93 
  - So would it be ok if he mentioned some other piece of weaponry?  SpartanDem   May-02-10 11:08 AM   #44 
  - Why is any weaponry needed to be mentioned? The Obama girls are 11 & 8.  elocs   May-02-10 11:52 AM   #52 
  - Lighten up, Francis! n/t  msanthrope   May-02-10 11:26 AM   #46 
  - I think that the whole drone policy should be reviewed  flamingdem   May-02-10 11:29 AM   #47 
  - Agree. End the video game war mentality.  harun   May-02-10 11:59 AM   #57 
  - +1  polichick   May-03-10 06:41 PM   #125 
  - No jokes should ever be made when a war is going on. NEVER! People are DYING!!!  NYC Liberal   May-02-10 12:26 PM   #67 
  - I agree, except when it's the guy ordering the hits.  rug   May-02-10 01:12 PM   #69 
  - That's not the issue at all.  noamnety   May-02-10 01:14 PM   #72 
  - Thank you for the excellent summary of why this 'joke' was offensive & completely inappropriate.  CrispyQ   May-02-10 01:56 PM   #78 
  - Well, we'll just have to see how much ~outrage~ there is then.  NYC Liberal   May-02-10 02:04 PM   #81 
  - Oh I don't expect much outrage at all.  noamnety   May-02-10 02:54 PM   #83 
  - Perfectly acceptable. It was the Jonas Brothers he was talking about...  Drunken Irishman   May-02-10 02:56 PM   #84 
  - The Jonas Brothers are not innocent civilians  Seneca   May-02-10 09:54 PM   #105 
  - I find it in disgusting taste for him to joke about killings that he orders.  tekisui   May-02-10 03:29 PM   #88 
     - You realize that the joke wasn't about the war itself  SpartanDem   May-02-10 03:35 PM   #90 
     - Yeah, I realize it was about his preferred weapon.  tekisui   May-02-10 03:40 PM   #92 
        - So do you find jokes about Catholic priest distasteful?  SpartanDem   May-02-10 05:23 PM   #97 
        - If the pope was making them, I suspect we'd all find it reprehensible  noamnety   May-02-10 08:32 PM   #104 
        - At first I thought you just don't have a sense of humor  Lord Helmet   May-03-10 02:54 AM   #111 
     - Everything he does as president affects someone, somehow  NYC Liberal   May-02-10 05:34 PM   #98 
        - How about the ones that involve his ordering a killing that more often  tekisui   May-02-10 10:17 PM   #106 
  - I had a similar reaction when hearing his predator drone joke.  cyndensco   May-02-10 01:22 PM   #75 
  - I, too, thought it was undignified & beneath him.  troubledamerican   May-02-10 06:31 PM   #100 
  - Out of curiosity are you particularly upset because he specifically mentioned predator drones?  Hippo_Tron   May-02-10 01:25 PM   #76 
  - Out of curiosity, why is it appropriate for the President to make a joke  elocs   May-02-10 01:49 PM   #77 
     - I'm legitimately curious if you think predator drones are particularly offensive  Hippo_Tron   May-02-10 03:22 PM   #86 
        - The joke could have been made without making reference to any weapons at all.  elocs   May-02-10 03:58 PM   #95 
  - Holy fuck! I didn't watch it. He made a drone strike joke?  tekisui   May-02-10 03:27 PM   #87 
  - Yes:  elocs   May-02-10 04:01 PM   #96 
  - K&R I totally agree, some things are not jokeworthy. The insenstivity is astounding.  katandmoon   May-02-10 07:09 PM   #101 
  - gasp. Father of 2 daughters makes joke about boys staying away from his girls. ohnoes.  BlooInBloo   May-02-10 07:16 PM   #102 
  - +1, Agreed & Well Said!  Sherman A1   May-02-10 07:27 PM   #103 
  - The girls are 11 and 8 and the Jonas brothers are adults.  harkadog   May-02-10 11:01 PM   #108 
  - Some people just love to get offended.  Colobo   May-02-10 10:55 PM   #107 
  - So, if I am offended by this one comment that means I "love to be offended"?  elocs   May-03-10 03:05 AM   #112 
  - As much as I hate threads looking for ways to heap on Obama, I have to agree, it honestly did remind  AuntPatsy   May-02-10 11:04 PM   #109 
  - Personally, I found it funny and the President was using humor as a  akbacchus_BC   May-03-10 04:29 AM   #113 
  - If it is someone who I don't like or respect I am not disappointed by something they say  elocs   May-03-10 06:07 AM   #114 
  - Agreed. So not funny.  tk2kewl   May-03-10 10:18 AM   #115 
  - Agreed. That's disgusting.  spoony   May-03-10 10:57 AM   #116 
  - ....written by a Presidential Joke Writer and Delivered by our Dem President  KoKo   May-03-10 05:38 PM   #121 
     - Agreed - we have to be equally critical when done by either party  tomm2thumbs   May-03-10 05:48 PM   #124 
  - I am going on record...  PBS Poll-435   May-03-10 02:33 PM   #119 
  - You've not been around DU much this year then!  KoKo   May-03-10 05:39 PM   #122 
  - I'm going on record as saying that this is the coolest thread ever!  Sky Masterson   May-03-10 08:02 PM   #126 
  - The joke was about a protective father and in that regard it was funny. nt  AtomicKitten   May-03-10 05:40 PM   #123 
  - I understand your pain and hurt  madmax   May-03-10 09:17 PM   #129 
  - NO JOKES!  woo me with science   May-03-10 10:52 PM   #131 

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