Home | Community | Message Board


High Mountain Compost
Please support our sponsors.

General Interest >> Political Discussion

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
OfflinePhred
Fred's son
Male

Registered: 10/19/00
Posts: 12,949
Loc: Dominican Republic
Last seen: 2 years, 10 months
"Can I get me a hunting license here?"
    #3263007 - 10/22/04 12:53 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Just when I think Kerry can't possibly demonstrate his political tin ear any more plainly than he has already, he comes up with another show-stopper.

Pandering is one thing -- incompetent pandering is something else again. This empty suit doesn't deserve to be elected dog catcher of Bugscuffle Bottoms, Oklahoma.

You guys just have to check this out -- http://www.indcjournal.com/archives/001165.php

And what about all these asinine sports wannabe staged photo ops on the tarmac at various airports? Like he really, REALLY normally tosses a baseball around before hopping on his (excuse me... Theresa's) private jet when he's not in campaign mode. Or hikes a football -- badly -- out on the runway as a usual thing. What next? A Frisbee? Hacky-sack?

Dang! I used to have a bookmark to that football hike picture -- very possibly the funniest single picture of a politician ever published. Looks like he's attempting a "reach-around" or something. It's a scream.

But this "Can I get me a hunting license here," has got to be, without a doubt, his smarmiest ploy to date. I seriously doubt he can ever top it.

pinky


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflinePhred
Fred's son
Male

Registered: 10/19/00
Posts: 12,949
Loc: Dominican Republic
Last seen: 2 years, 10 months
Re: "Can I get me a hunting license here?" [Re: Phred]
    #3263053 - 10/22/04 01:05 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)



--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineRoseM
Devil's Advocate
Female User Gallery

Registered: 09/24/03
Posts: 22,303
Loc: Mod not God Flag
Last seen: 1 month, 12 days
Re: "Can I get me a hunting license here?" [Re: Phred]
    #3263096 - 10/22/04 01:15 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Would you support Kerry if he promises to never play sports again?

Wait... I feel a flip-flop joke coming...

I'll try to head it off.

Why is it ok for Bush to say, "Internets", but not for Kerry to say, "Can I get me..."? Aren't they both Rich kids From West Haven U?


--------------------
Fiddlesticks.



Edited by Rose (10/22/04 01:17 AM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflinePhred
Fred's son
Male

Registered: 10/19/00
Posts: 12,949
Loc: Dominican Republic
Last seen: 2 years, 10 months
Re: "Can I get me a hunting license here?" [Re: Rose]
    #3263115 - 10/22/04 01:23 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

Why is it ok for bush to say internets but not ok for Kerry to say, "Can I get me..."?




Go to the link. Read the commentary. Bush mangles the pronunciation of words because he's Bush. It is not a deliberate thing, but rather a source of embarassment. If he could stop it he would. But Kerry didn't just goof the pronunciation of a word. He deliberately chose to talk like Cletus the slack-jawed yokel (Simpsons reference) in a pathetically lame attempt to "connect" with the locals. No one -- and I mean no one -- would buy that for a second. It was quite obviously a forced attempt at sounding just like "regular folk". The irony is that there probably isn't a voter in the entire freaking state of Ohio who has ever said "Can I get me..." in their life. Not only does he come off as a patronizing fool, but he insults the people he's trying to connect with in the first place! Double whammy.

pinky


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineRoseM
Devil's Advocate
Female User Gallery

Registered: 09/24/03
Posts: 22,303
Loc: Mod not God Flag
Last seen: 1 month, 12 days
Re: "Can I get me a hunting license here?" [Re: Phred]
    #3263145 - 10/22/04 01:32 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Oh yeah, I get it. Kerry made a bad call. I hadn't heard about that incident though, so the press may not be covering it too much.

My point is: Bush was obviously trying to connect with the younger generation when he said, "Internets". His malaprop made him seem like an aloof dad (or the Nutty Professor). Bush Sr. Had a similar blunder in one of his debates. I don't remember the exact specifics, but it showed America how out of touch Bush was.

I mean, Bush Sr. and Jr. Both looked out of touch with the common American during the debate.

Anyway, back to Dubbya's "Internets." He did EXACTLY what Kerry did (except it was probably unintentional). He offended and looked dumb to EXACTLY the group he was targeting.

The difference?

The whole Nation knows W. said, "Internets."

Kerry may get off lucky. It truly was a poorly planned blunder... but it wasn't during a National Debate.


--------------------
Fiddlesticks.



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleAnnapurna1
liberal pussy
Female User Gallery
Registered: 05/21/02
Posts: 5,646
Loc: innsmouth..MA
Re: "Can I get me a hunting license here?" [Re: Phred]
    #3263273 - 10/22/04 02:10 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

:spammer:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

General Interest >> Political Discussion

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Liverpool football player shot in bar wingnutx 409 1 10/06/03 12:11 PM
by Xlea321
* MSU professors link hunting with sexual violence
( 1 2 all )
lonestar2004 1,966 27 01/04/06 07:52 PM
by RandalFlagg
* Hunting and Natural Selection
( 1 2 3 all )
retread 1,733 44 11/15/04 05:29 PM
by looner2
* Canada says annual seal hunt to start Saturday lonestar2004 596 15 03/31/06 01:08 PM
by giz
* Bush Wants $600 Million to Keep Hunting Iraq WMD Zahid 537 7 10/04/03 01:38 PM
by afoaf
* Japan Preparing To Hunt EVEN MORE Endangered Whales
( 1 2 all )
DiploidM 1,482 27 12/25/07 01:17 AM
by pooppoop
* Hunting Cats???? mamasharones 967 18 04/22/05 04:48 AM
by Asante
* Hunt for bin Laden still intense Luddite 511 3 08/19/06 05:57 AM
by RosettaStoned

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Enlil
582 topic views. 0 members, 1 guests and 9 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Mycohaus
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.03 seconds spending 0.006 seconds on 19 queries.