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Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:11 PM
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The Freepers think the citizenship "controversy" is a nationwide phenomenon...
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 08:12 PM by Bicoastal
...just like they thought millions of disgruntled PUMAs across the country would tip the election to McCain.

They also think that a nationwide populist rebellion is on the verge of sweeping away the federal government, just like they said a "silent majority" would rise up and prevent a radical communist socialist marxist (etc.) from taking the White House.

Noticeably, none of these things happened--nor are they going to happen.

Freepers fail to understand a basic concept about the Internet: volume and ubiquity does not translate into numbers. And furthermore, just because you know two or three people at your local bar who are "mad as hell and not going to take it anymore," it doesn't translate into revolution.

I just want to make sure we don't fall into this trap--when a Freeper says "It's ALL OVER the Internet!!" it means that 2, maybe 3% of the country is talking about it. And of that 3%, 85% are not coming out of their basement anytime soon...
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:15 PM
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1. "It's ALL OVER the Internet!!"
means "I saw a paragraph about it on FreeRepublic.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:15 PM
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5. Well, when their "Internet" consists of Rush's website, FoxNews.com,
the Hannity forums, Drudge, and Freak Republic, then yeah--I guess it is "all over the Internet".

LOLCats are all over the Internet too, guys--doesn't make them a worldwide controversy or phenomenon.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:15 PM
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2. You got that right!
These Freepers aren't exactly the sharpest tools in the drawer, now are they?

:rofl:
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MikeE Donating Member (637 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:05 PM
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4. About as bright as a small appliance bulb...
or one of my all-time favorites, a few slices shy of a sandwich. Anybody got any others?
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jdadd Donating Member (950 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:31 PM
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8. If Brains were gasoline....
They wouldn't have enough to run a piss ants motorcycle around the palm of my hand...... :hi:
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8 track mind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:44 PM
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13. ok i'm stealing that!
That is f-ing funny!!!!!!!!


:rofl:
:rofl:
:rofl:
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Harry Monroe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:48 PM
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9. 5 beers short of a six-pack
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:26 PM
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12. No brains...no headaches...
:D
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cooolandrew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:05 PM
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3. Yeah, they really don't worry me at this point the worst of it was the GE, most of it hot air now.>
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 09:09 PM by cooolandrew
They ultimately know President Obama's good for the country just too stubborn to admit it. I hear them talk on voice chat and yeah they say the controversial things but there's no feeling behind it, everything they say, speaks game over. We're done. They are entering a process of refinding their humanity it's slow, probably very slow but they'll get there.
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:16 PM
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6. These people are the same idiots
that made all these allegations that Clinton had all these plans to take away their rights and applauded W when he actually did it.

Do you really expect them to have any grasp of reality.
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Politicalboi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:20 PM
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7. Of course Obama is a fake
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 09:23 PM by Politicalboi
And he will be taken out of the White House in handcuffs according to these assholes. LOL! They must have been asleep these past 8 years. He's not a citizen. :rofl: And they are serious. My brother is one of them.
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:52 PM
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10. Don't you mean "they are series"?
:rofl:
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JenniferJuniper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:05 PM
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11. Also, Freepers seem capable only of thinking anecdotally
If a Freeper's mother-in-law in Kansas has a particular opinion on a particular issue then that becomes the opinion of all Kansans.

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8 track mind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:45 PM
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14. "well....
If my cousin's nephew once removed said it the its gotta be true!!!!!!"
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Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 03:11 PM
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15. Sunday afternoon bump. n/t
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 03:43 PM
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16. lol This happens everytime a democrat gets elected.
Remember how many RWers claimed that Bill Clinton had revoked his American citizenship and become a Soviet citizen and was therefore ineligible for the presidency?
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 03:45 PM
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17. Can somebody please tell me what this is about?
I guess I'm in the 97% because I have no clue what you're talking about.
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