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Title: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on January 04, 2012, 02:44:22 am
For the opposite of Awesome Protest Signs.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: big_electron on January 04, 2012, 10:25:24 am
C'mon, we can't have this thread without "Get a brain morans"
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on January 04, 2012, 10:28:19 am
C'mon, we can't have this thread without "Get a brain morans"
If you insist:

(http://i41.tinypic.com/aujr7b.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: shadowpanther on January 04, 2012, 10:34:21 am
(http://adambroome.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/dm-3.jpg)
Well here's a Moran. I suspect he may already have a brain though.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Rabbit of Caerbannog on January 04, 2012, 11:57:45 am
Tea Party signs should fit in here rather well.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3654/3446270869_da873af5ea.jpg)

(http://www.ndhill.com/pubicoption.jpg)

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR4HQgmmOHu2rjn5lTSafPQ7hq01TyjSBFoFHYPg0l5JWoLpNvpB5pdCGIn)

(http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.15322.1313671353!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_630/image.jpg)

(http://threesecondsofdeadair.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/tea-party-sign.jpg)

(http://images.huffingtonpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/2673/slide_2673_37540_large.jpg)

(http://www.obamaftw.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/tea-party-racism.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kVfpAQ-XBJA/TaxdCTdbtFI/AAAAAAAAIWI/-0eUNaQcx0A/s1600/racist_tea_party.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: booley on January 04, 2012, 11:41:52 pm
Tea Party signs should fit in here rather well.

....

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kVfpAQ-XBJA/TaxdCTdbtFI/AAAAAAAAIWI/-0eUNaQcx0A/s1600/racist_tea_party.jpg)

Gee, where did anyone get the idea tea baggers had a racist element?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ironbite on January 04, 2012, 11:51:44 pm
I do not know booly.  It is a mystery to me.  Just like these human emotions/robot voice.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on January 04, 2012, 11:53:55 pm
I wish I took pictures of the LaRouche posters. They were fucking hilarious.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on January 04, 2012, 11:54:48 pm
I still find it hilarious that the Teabaggers claimed OWS was racist and that they weren't.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ironbite on January 05, 2012, 12:01:36 am
Well they're racist so every other movement that comes after them must be the same.

Ironbite-logic.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on January 05, 2012, 12:02:47 am
Well they're racist so every other movement that comes after them must be the same.

Ironbite-logic.

They're not racist! Those racist signs are held by secret agents working for the Democratic Party to discredit the Tea Party movement! /shit my dad says
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kit Walker on January 05, 2012, 10:36:23 am
Oldies from the old mega thread:

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/298543_1896011007703_1464424242_31558102_3254903_n.jpg)

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/228882_1895933925776_1464424242_31558022_8274002_n.jpg)

I like to read this one like someone whose sentence just got away from them:
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/295832_1895932925751_1464424242_31558015_422166_n.jpg)
"Obama! The last time I was this....tax...Carter...1976....yeah."
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on January 05, 2012, 10:42:13 am
Uh
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/295832_1895932925751_1464424242_31558015_422166_n.jpg)
"Obama! The last time I was this....tax...Carter...1976....yeah."
The top tax rate is half of what it was during the Carter administration. So, yeah.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Bezron on January 05, 2012, 12:41:42 pm
Take your "facts" somewhere else, buddy!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on January 05, 2012, 01:48:34 pm
Make me! :P
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on January 05, 2012, 02:04:43 pm
Oh please (to the last pic), the last you were taxed that much was under Reagan. That's right, the conservative hero.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Rabbit of Caerbannog on January 05, 2012, 03:26:17 pm
More Tea Partiers:

(http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://action.naacp.org/page/-/TeaParty/willis.jpg&sa=X&ei=HQMGT-W6KcH50gHv5cGcBA&ved=0CAwQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNHa79wG8ivolACf5l1GcwhB2yRnjw)

(http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://action.naacp.org/page/-/TeaParty/jews.jpg&sa=X&ei=NwMGT6nYEuff0gHD6vy2Aw&ved=0CAwQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNEG6OF7cVf5cLfgw83o7KtJjxB9Jg)

(http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://www.actiondreamteam.org/adtblog/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/tea-party-racist-signs-04-back-to-kenya.jpg&sa=X&ei=TAMGT_TlFuHm0QGN9dAh&ved=0CAsQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNHwix18s2u9wZ2ntOO3H0SVa0I19g)

(http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/1398/slide_1398_20068_large.jpg&sa=X&ei=bgMGT9baK-La0QGh64GiAg&ved=0CAwQ8wc4DA&usg=AFQjCNEXLRgJgDQ9R5TPsor-YRhPShZWFg)

(http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://www.blackenterprise.com/files/2010/06/0602_teaparty.jpg&sa=X&ei=oAMGT-S1CIrX0QGr6rH3Cw&ved=0CAsQ8wc4GA&usg=AFQjCNEGF0HNKqtTm0x-2MCBBKIszY_CSg)

(http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://futiledemocracy.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/racist_sign-tea_party.jpg&sa=X&ei=2QMGT4uaKMHk0QG16NGZAg&ved=0CAwQ8wc4JA&usg=AFQjCNFymXfh1n9T4khFW0paBxPXSfyr7w)

(http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_MLTNfPqOEZk/S9rgm9r4RhI/AAAAAAAAAFQ/pU18FA5um5g/s1600/slide_2673_37538_large.jpg&sa=X&ei=-gMGT_n2GuP20gGfmN22Ag&ved=0CAsQ8wc4MA&usg=AFQjCNHd7jiqyWw7s-gdHuvvz7fwkDGJKg)

(http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://www.newscorpse.com/Pix/Misc/obamacare1.jpg&sa=X&ei=OgQGT4zEN4bj0QHDy6XOCw&ved=0CAsQ8wc4YA&usg=AFQjCNGbBzC-E--l2Iz16gwz4_NGTs6f4Q)

(http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://motherjones.com/files/imagecache/node-gallery-display/photoessays/20100415_ave_cf4_235.jpg&sa=X&ei=bgQGT9vUIMbZ0QHb2c30Bg&ved=0CAsQ8wc4eA&usg=AFQjCNGeh0TCnRiqREtc8kvK1sbwXRIIJw)

(http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://www.journalscape.com/kenny/images/politics/obamahitler.jpg&sa=X&ei=ogQGT7DSMsPv0gGJsbSuAg&ved=0CAwQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNH6UgOJs0nYmqeiDOBOT3aTa4TK8Q)

(http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://likeawhisper.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/homophobiaaprilwsalter.jpg&sa=X&ei=OAUGT4v9Aanu0gGa7PCKAg&ved=0CAwQ8wc4Mw&usg=AFQjCNGMLMgTVNZIgtesB8na2ltAl3BHpw)

(http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_FcFWpvGQL18/S6tBo6O5bvI/AAAAAAAAB8U/pFfwKjmKOcY/s1600/Tea+Party+protest+signs+II+(via+HuffPost).jpg&sa=X&ei=fgUGT-HuMOnx0gG33-iDBQ&ved=0CAsQ8wc4xgE&usg=AFQjCNGEJm7HmtmKNo1tJ7WKEH1YcGF79Q)

(http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://www.csmonitor.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/media/images/csm-photo-galleries-images/in-pictures-images/tea_party_copyedit/09/7674109-1-eng-US/09_full_600.jpg&sa=X&ei=xAUGT9edN4nm0QGJopz4Cg&ved=0CAwQ8wc4Zg&usg=AFQjCNGgW-mOa1-u0MqafwDOemXr410Z_A)

(http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://crazyartideas.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/dont-steal-medicare.jpg&sa=X&ei=5QUGT5mxNOPt0gG6neSRBg&ved=0CAwQ8wc4fg&usg=AFQjCNEL2u081qT1eXSzRz0WpBi3wMl4Tw)

(http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://beaufortcountynow.com/uploads/article_images/diane_rufino/9_12_rally_3_reduced_630_pxlw.jpg&sa=X&ei=HwYGT8yNHsTV0QGbkpmWBg&ved=0CAwQ8wc4Iw&usg=AFQjCNG1OKQmG2QgrQ6qKAxT4avUzzIgnQ)

(http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://sarahpalininformation.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/912-march-gray-power-and-sarah-palin-posters.jpg?w=506&h=380&sa=X&ei=TQYGT5m8KIXv0gGXo-DMAg&ved=0CAsQ8wc4UQ&usg=AFQjCNErG2RmVMm1cheDg0saZGB8kWQ2rw)

(http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://4.bp.blogspot.com/__ZRjDTujoEo/Sq1C4EqAGmI/AAAAAAAABQI/0TDV1WK9ggM/s800/Glenn-Beck-9-12-Project4.jpg&sa=X&ei=cgYGT5LHNOfn0QHo3vGpAg&ved=0CAwQ8wc4XQ&usg=AFQjCNEu99pXBGr1xPolFqZ0YlckdnW3sQ)

(http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2446/3913498973_d85e377704.jpg&sa=X&ei=qAYGT6L5GcXg0QHTucSOAg&ved=0CAsQ8wc4xgE&usg=AFQjCNFamu7aCTbrVdoXBhpVtGrj1ytFKg)

(http://likeawhisper.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/912homophobe.jpg)

(http://likeawhisper.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/blackcriminal912photo.jpg)

(http://likeawhisper.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/aprilteaparty.jpg)

(http://likeawhisper.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/tphangthem.jpg)

(http://likeawhisper.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/blackdevil912photo.jpg)

(http://likeawhisper.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/confederacymtcstream.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Auri-El on January 05, 2012, 03:39:47 pm
So much fail. The next to last one, "Real Americans Don't Bow." I seem to recall this picture showing up a while back.
(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2009/11/19/1258647769650/Saudi-King-Abdullah-bin-A-001.jpg)

And this one.
(http://ll-media.tmz.com/2008/01/15/0115_george_bush_getty-1.jpg)

Not a real American, huh.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Smurfette Principle on January 05, 2012, 03:45:04 pm
Took this picture (http://bayimg.com/naLmiAADl) last year in Texas, forgot to put it up.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Her3tiK on January 05, 2012, 03:48:47 pm
So much fail. The next to last one, "Real Americans Don't Bow." I seem to recall this picture showing up a while back.
<snip>

And this one.
<snip>

Not a real American, huh.
Clearly shop'd.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Rabbit of Caerbannog on January 05, 2012, 03:55:43 pm
Took this picture (http://bayimg.com/naLmiAADl) last year in Texas, forgot to put it up.
Oh dear...
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: chad sexington on January 05, 2012, 04:15:03 pm
(http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://www.newscorpse.com/Pix/Misc/obamacare1.jpg&sa=X&ei=OgQGT4zEN4bj0QHDy6XOCw&ved=0CAsQ8wc4YA&usg=AFQjCNGbBzC-E--l2Iz16gwz4_NGTs6f4Q)

Not racist, huh?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Vypernight on January 05, 2012, 06:01:54 pm
More Tea Partiers:

(http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://sarahpalininformation.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/912-march-gray-power-and-sarah-palin-posters.jpg?w=506&h=380&sa=X&ei=TQYGT5m8KIXv0gGXo-DMAg&ved=0CAsQ8wc4UQ&usg=AFQjCNErG2RmVMm1cheDg0saZGB8kWQ2rw)


What a waste of a perfectly hot woman (the one holding the sign).
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Rabbit of Caerbannog on January 05, 2012, 06:03:34 pm
(http://www.csmonitor.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/media/images/2010/0318/03-18-tea-party/7594456-1-eng-US/03-18-tea-party_full_600.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ironbite on January 05, 2012, 06:37:34 pm
(http://www.blackenterprise.com/files/2010/06/0602_teaparty.jpg)

.......WHAT?!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on January 05, 2012, 08:28:59 pm
It's what I call "I Can't Believe It's Not Racist!" You can lather it on top of your political rhetoric, and it also tastes good on crackers with anchovies.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Smilodon on January 05, 2012, 08:36:01 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/XQ8lz.jpg)

The cut off part says "Congress".
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: rosenewock21 on January 27, 2012, 08:31:28 pm
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/315736_292633797420704_100000222587468_1369714_417306624_n.jpg)

Also, may I suggest we sticky the Protest Signs/Political Cartoons threads?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on March 01, 2012, 12:28:30 am
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/313220_10150397143177971_189885532970_8330429_1616589828_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/314387_10150321286697971_189885532970_7977355_438683358_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/403279_10150463029247971_189885532970_8583348_2010824219_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Eniliad on March 01, 2012, 12:40:48 am
Oh come on. the "Government hates Competition" one is actually funny. ;)

Seriously, though, I had to activate my IQ Guard to get through even this much stupid.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: DiscoBerry on March 01, 2012, 06:59:34 am
Took this picture (http://bayimg.com/naLmiAADl) last year in Texas, forgot to put it up.

Can anyone explain the humor to me?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on March 01, 2012, 07:23:31 am
It is a reference to the film The Hangover. Actually, it is moreso a reference to some of the merchandising of said film (http://www.wbshop.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-WB-Site/default/Product-Show?pid=HARJBABAT&src=CAFRGL&CAWELAID=908427417&gclid=CLqJncvXxa4CFSgCQAodrjs3tQ).

Explanation:
The plot centers on a group of friends that got wasted at a bachelor party, only to wake up and find that the groom is missing and they cannot remember anything at all from the previous night. They have to figure out what happened so they can find the groom, with only a few clues to go on. Clues like a tiger in their hotel bathroom, a missing tooth, and a baby from out of nowhere. It is actually better than it sounds.

Anyway, one of the characters spends some time carrying the baby in a harness and gives it some shades, so it looks very similar to the shirt I linked to. The shirt had a bit of moderate popularity, and so is easily recognizable to folks familiar with the film.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Smurfette Principle on March 01, 2012, 09:11:26 am
How is Obama connected to this, though?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kit Walker on March 01, 2012, 01:23:08 pm
In the film, the guys embark on a night of drunken and drugged up debauchery only to wake up with a wrecked hotel room, a stolen tiger, a chipped tooth, the groom missing, a stolen cop car, a naked Asian gangster in their trunk, and stuck caring for a mysterious baby. Not to mention terrible hangovers.

The shirt, proclaiming Obama to be worse than a hangover, seems to be implying that America got all drunk on hope & change & Bush hate and ended up with the country in disarray while stuck with Obama.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on March 01, 2012, 09:41:58 pm
The shirt, proclaiming Obama to be worse than a hangover, seems to be implying that America got all drunk on hope & change & Bush hate and ended up with the country in disarray while stuck with Obama.

I didn’t even read that much into it. Just looked at it as a stupid, stupid caricature.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on March 02, 2012, 01:29:45 pm
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2296/2258574311_dc0b6cb098.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on March 02, 2012, 02:08:12 pm
Normal 71yrs?  I thought we at least made it to 79 or 80 by now.

Oh yeah, the anti-gay stuff is idiotic too...
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: JohnE on March 02, 2012, 03:14:40 pm
Assuming that sign is accurate, which I highly doubt, maybe if fuckwads like that would stop gay-bashing and bullying LGBT teens, the death rates would drop and life expectancy would rise.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on March 02, 2012, 03:16:21 pm
Assuming that sign is accurate, which I highly doubt, maybe if fuckwads like that would stop gay-bashing and bullying LGBT teens, the death rates would drop and life expectancy would rise.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 02, 2012, 03:26:18 pm
Average life expectancy of of bigoted dickhead - ~20 minutes with application of sufficient bricks
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on March 02, 2012, 05:33:22 pm
Assuming that sign is accurate, which I highly doubt, maybe if fuckwads like that would stop gay-bashing and bullying LGBT teens, the death rates would drop and life expectancy would rise.

^dat
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on March 05, 2012, 09:36:37 pm
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/s320x320/419110_2949940783456_1109432743_38245637_1870520600_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on March 05, 2012, 10:09:35 pm
Fuck you, mom and dad! Imma hold my breath until I get my way!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: rookie on March 06, 2012, 10:47:47 am
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/s320x320/419110_2949940783456_1109432743_38245637_1870520600_n.jpg)

Awesome! Way to throw your temper tantrum by being socially irresponsible and a douche at the same time! Seriously, of all the good reasons not to hire people (and there are several), you find a truly stupid reason.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kain on March 06, 2012, 11:10:44 am
More Tea Partiers:

(http://likeawhisper.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/blackcriminal912photo.jpg)


What on earth are they doing behind that sign? ;D
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Askold on March 06, 2012, 11:33:49 am
What on earth are they doing behind that sign? ;D

I think he is taking the wallet off of the person with the sign. Where he/she is from it's called "THEFT" but in Washington it's called "SPREADING THE WEALTH."

Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Jodie on March 06, 2012, 11:47:07 am
So I recently went on a trip to Florida and while there my friends and I visited the city of St. Augustine. We entered the city their the St. Georges street entrance and immediately ran into these people. I didn't notice their signs at first and was all like "Cool! People in period costume!" and aimed my camera for a picture. And then I... noticed the signs...

Took the pictures anyway so I could laugh at them later.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7036/6813133794_429bcb886d_b.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7042/6813133788_a81da1a031_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: e13 on March 06, 2012, 12:08:30 pm
So I recently went on a trip to Florida and while there my friends and I visited the city of St. Augustine. We entered the city their the St. Georges street entrance and immediately ran into these people. I didn't notice their signs at first and was all like "Cool! People in period costume!" and aimed my camera for a picture. And then I... noticed the signs...

Took the pictures anyway so I could laugh at them later.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7036/6813133794_429bcb886d_b.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7042/6813133788_a81da1a031_b.jpg)
They don't practice democratic socialism in cuba, silly sign. They have a full-blown dictatorial "communism."

I think what you mean is "go to Europe."
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: erictheblue on March 06, 2012, 02:51:30 pm
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/s320x320/419110_2949940783456_1109432743_38245637_1870520600_n.jpg)

Wonder what will happen if their employees leave (for any reason)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 06, 2012, 02:58:34 pm
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/s320x320/419110_2949940783456_1109432743_38245637_1870520600_n.jpg)

Wonder what will happen if their employees leave (for any reason)

Then they either cave in, or downsize to the point where they go out of business.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: QueenofHearts on March 06, 2012, 03:17:42 pm
So I recently went on a trip to Florida and while there my friends and I visited the city of St. Augustine. We entered the city their the St. Georges street entrance and immediately ran into these people. I didn't notice their signs at first and was all like "Cool! People in period costume!" and aimed my camera for a picture. And then I... noticed the signs...

Took the pictures anyway so I could laugh at them later.

/pics

I see an entire 5 people, so I really take them seriously (especially when they're dressed like that) [/sarcasm]

And does the one guy realize they didn't have sun glasses in 1776?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MadCatTLX on March 06, 2012, 03:49:54 pm
So I recently went on a trip to Florida and while there my friends and I visited the city of St. Augustine. We entered the city their the St. Georges street entrance and immediately ran into these people. I didn't notice their signs at first and was all like "Cool! People in period costume!" and aimed my camera for a picture. And then I... noticed the signs...

Took the pictures anyway so I could laugh at them later.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7036/6813133794_429bcb886d_b.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7042/6813133788_a81da1a031_b.jpg)

An I the only one that notice the 7(guessing) year old girl wearing a shit that says, "Sexy and I know it."   And gay people are the ones having immoral sex? Oh right, fucking (or even raping) little kids is a-ok in the bible.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on March 06, 2012, 04:06:28 pm
I don't think she's a protester.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on March 07, 2012, 03:52:04 am
(http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0i170qovY1rnu9sjo1_500.jpg)

Can anyone spot why this is stupid? (the edited parts, mind)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on March 07, 2012, 10:15:14 am
 
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/s320x320/419110_2949940783456_1109432743_38245637_1870520600_n.jpg)

Wonder what will happen if their employees leave (for any reason)

Then they either cave in, or downsize to the point where they go out of business.

How very mature of them. ::)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on March 07, 2012, 10:47:35 am
An I the only one that notice the 7(guessing) year old girl wearing a shit that says, "Sexy and I know it."   And gay people are the ones having immoral sex? Oh right, fucking (or even raping) little kids is a-ok in the bible.

Yeah, I was about to comment on that. I doubt she's with the protesters, but it's still pretty WTF.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 07, 2012, 12:36:58 pm
(http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0i170qovY1rnu9sjo1_500.jpg)

Can anyone spot why this is stupid? (the edited parts, mind)

?
You mean it's not poking fun at how posters for many large organizations seem to have mostly white people and then a couple of token black people, even editing in the token black people sometimes?

EDIT: Or perhaps it's the insinuation that white people have no business helping Africa? >_< I can be stupid sometimes.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on March 07, 2012, 12:42:37 pm
No, it's not. It's making the assumption everyone in Africa is black when that simply isn't the case. Considering the tumblr that I got it from made it seem like nobody who is African can be white the added and maybe one or two people of color seems snide and ignorant.

Just my take on it.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on March 07, 2012, 12:46:38 pm
There are multiple things wrong with the poster.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on March 08, 2012, 12:35:25 am
There are multiple things wrong with the poster.

Oh good, so it's not just me.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Eniliad on March 08, 2012, 05:20:52 am
The dude with the green sunglasses sticks out to me for some reason.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Prophet Mohammed (PBUM) on March 08, 2012, 10:51:16 am
(http://oi40.tinypic.com/a11we0.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on March 08, 2012, 11:01:17 am
America: Home of Americans.
Canada: Home of Canadians.
Australia: Home of Australians.
England: Home of English people.

etc.

Countries are identified by nationalities, not races.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: booley on March 08, 2012, 11:31:51 am
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2296/2258574311_dc0b6cb098.jpg)

Gawds, I wish I knew where I put the picture of took at the NY gay Pride of a catholic priest with a sigh that read "pedophiles against Gay Rights"
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on March 08, 2012, 12:37:39 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/427629_10150659573488211_131769178210_9041114_1332287244_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on March 08, 2012, 08:29:28 pm
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/387462_235516136518860_103005129769962_561345_386155028_n.jpg)

Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Her3tiK on March 08, 2012, 08:31:05 pm
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/387462_235516136518860_103005129769962_561345_386155028_n.jpg)
Look on the bright side; they managed to spell the whole sign correctly for once.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: DiscoBerry on March 08, 2012, 08:32:28 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/427629_10150659573488211_131769178210_9041114_1332287244_n.jpg)

Can someone explain this crap to me?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on March 08, 2012, 08:35:47 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/427629_10150659573488211_131769178210_9041114_1332287244_n.jpg)

Can someone explain this crap to me?

Ellen DeGeneres and her many clones (recognizable by their similar appearance and sexual orientation, yet with misspelled last names) are holding public school assemblies which quickly turn into bacchanalian orgies. Then they pickpocket everyone's wallets. The bitches.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Sandafluffoid on March 08, 2012, 11:23:44 pm
America: Home of Americans.
Canada: Home of Canadians.
Australia: Home of Australians.
England: Home of English people.

etc.

Countries are identified by nationalities, not races.
If I am going to pick nits, England as the home of English people is a little iffy since some of us certainly consider English to be an ethnicity, not a nationality. I get irked by being called English since I consider myself to be British, much like it would be irksome to refer to an American of Chinese descent consistently and exclusively as 'Chinese'.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on March 08, 2012, 11:25:26 pm
(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/417162_286213628115893_100001817750563_657216_1507668626_n.jpg)

And here's his commentary.

Quote
On to business. I was driving home from work, (for you liberals, that's where you go and do something in return for money as opposed to just demanding money), and listening to Sean Hannity when they started talking about all those wonderful things that were said about Sarah Palin by the left. In the interview, there was a female doctor that said she would say far worse things because Governor Palin was bad. I'm not sure why Governor Palin is bad but, if a liberal said it, it must be true. There was also a tape from someone talking to one of those wonderful congresswomen that called for Rush's head. She refused to comment on some of the things that Bill Mauar said so I guess that the lesson here, boys and girls, is if a conservative says something bad about a liberal nut job, he or she should be drawn and quartered, hung, skinned and burned at the stake, in whatever order you would like. When a liberal says something bad about a conservative, they had it coming.

It is now three days since Rush apologized for calling someone a slut and we are still going on about. I'm reminded of when David Letterman thought that it would be funny to joke about Governor Palin's daughter being raped by a baseball player. To his credit, he did apologize and all was forgiven. Now I know that Governor Palin is far too gracious to hold a grudge, I however, am not. I would think that joking about a young girl being raped would be far worse than calling an adult woman a slut, but that's just me. And, of course, no advertisers jumped ship on Letterman and it didn't drag out.

I was also treated to the wonderful pearls of wisdom from the mouth of our Dear Leader. He said, of Rush, "That type of thing has no place in public debate". We, however, do have a place for things that were said about the people in rural Pennsylvania, "They cling to their bibles, guns and apathy for people that don't look like them". I guess calling someone a racist just because they don't like you is okay. We also have, "Republicans can come along if they want to, they will have to ride in the back of the bus, but they can come along". I also remember our Dear Leader laughing when a comedian said she hoped Rush's kidneys failed. That's funny stuff. Oh, and who can forget his lovely wife saying "For the first time in my adult life, I'm proud of my country". I'm sure she didn't get out much.

Newt Gingrich is right, this is nothing more than the crisis of the week, or perhaps " crisis of the weak" might be the correct spelling here. The real crisis is gas prices jumping by leaps and bounds. And, those pesky unemployment numbers are going up again. The liberals will try to keep our attention away from the real issues. STAY FOCUSED!!! Keep your voices loud and strong and don't let our Dear Leader get away with dodging his record.

To my fellow conservatives, stay strong and keep the faith.

As always, thank-you liberals for correcting my spelling and grammar.
This has been one man's opinion.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kit Walker on March 08, 2012, 11:39:24 pm
Didn't Letterman make the joke assuming that it was her older, adult, onetime unwed teen mother daughter at the game with her?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on March 08, 2012, 11:47:57 pm
1.I'm sick and tired of the whole "liberals don't work, and just want a handout" bs, hey you know what fucker, I have a fucking job, and I felt like shit the 2 years I was unemployed for, thanks to assholes like you who are too pigheaded to understand.
2. I love how this jackass is bitching about unemployment, well you know the republicans aren't exactly helping with it, instead they would rather focus on going apeshit over birth control, or gays, and usually start the "crisis of the week".

Didn't Letterman make the joke assuming that it was her older, adult, onetime unwed teen mother daughter at the game with her?

Yes, he thought it was Bristol
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on March 09, 2012, 06:38:00 am
Quote
I'm reminded of when David Letterman thought that it would be funny to joke about Governor Palin's daughter being raped by a baseball player.

This is a straight up lie. Letterman joked about Palin's 18-year-old daughter (who was famously pregnant at the time) being 'knocked up' by a baseball player- no suggestion of rape at all. But then, this conservative knows that and chooses to lie. He should be ashamed.

Of course, Letterman mixed up some names. That's totally as bad as deliberately, systematically and baselessly smearing an individual for publically arguing, in good faith, for what she believes is a right.

Quote
when they started talking about all those wonderful things that were said about Sarah Palin by the left. 

Again, the left rationally criticised Palin for being an idiot, a demagogue, ignorant, not caring about politics, ect. That's just like hating all women, forever as Rush does.

Quote
We, however, do have a place for things that were said about the people in rural Pennsylvania, "They cling to their bibles, guns and apathy for people that don't look like them".

That's a perfectly reasonable opinion. 'Women are inferior sluts' is not.

Quote
I guess calling someone a racist just because they don't like you is okay.

Because many of them are demonstrably racists.

Quote
Newt Gingrich is right, this is nothing more than the crisis of the week, or perhaps " crisis of the weak" might be the correct spelling here. The real crisis is gas prices jumping by leaps and bounds.

Because you can ignorantly blame Obama for gas prices (instead of the Israelis, of course). You can't blame Obama for the completely unimportant issue of the right of 51% of the population to equally participate as citizens. So that's not important.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on March 09, 2012, 06:41:37 am
2. I love how this jackass is bitching about unemployment, well you know the republicans aren't exactly helping with it, instead they would rather focus on going

I am beginning to think they don’t want to help solve unemployment because then there would be fewer unemployed people—both liberal and conservative—that they could insult and feel superior to.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: myusername on March 09, 2012, 07:05:03 am
Not to mention it's more difficult for workers to get better conditions if there is high unemployment as there's always that threat hanging over your head...It's easier to demand a better job & pay if labour is scarce, not so much if there's a large "industrial reserve army"... And we can't have the proletariat demanding better conditions can we? Might cut into the profits of the capitalists, and that's just not on is it? [/marxian analysis]
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on March 09, 2012, 07:19:34 am
Exactly. That’s one of the reasons so called “right to work” is totally BS, too. For unions to work, you need solidarity.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on March 09, 2012, 12:36:14 pm
2. I love how this jackass is bitching about unemployment, well you know the republicans aren't exactly helping with it, instead they would rather focus on going

I am beginning to think they don’t want to help solve unemployment because then there would be fewer unemployed people—both liberal and conservative—that they could insult and feel superior to.

I don't think they want to at all, but asshast like this guy lap up the kool-aid. Also on the subject of being "proud" of the US, I'm sorry but please explain to how I'm suppose to be proud that we're in a country that is behind countries that we helped put back together after WWII, we've regressed, that is pathetic.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on March 09, 2012, 05:34:11 pm
Not to mention it's more difficult for workers to get better conditions if there is high unemployment as there's always that threat hanging over your head...It's easier to demand a better job & pay if labour is scarce, not so much if there's a large "industrial reserve army"... And we can't have the proletariat demanding better conditions can we? Might cut into the profits of the capitalists, and that's just not on is it? [/marxian analysis]

I'm not sure that's even Marxist any more. It's pretty much confirmed that wages stagnate in periods of high unemployment.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 09, 2012, 06:09:59 pm
Its Marxist because it sympathizes with poor people.  [/randroid]
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Qlockworkcanary on March 09, 2012, 06:10:50 pm
Not to mention it's more difficult for workers to get better conditions if there is high unemployment as there's always that threat hanging over your head...It's easier to demand a better job & pay if labour is scarce, not so much if there's a large "industrial reserve army"... And we can't have the proletariat demanding better conditions can we? Might cut into the profits of the capitalists, and that's just not on is it? [/marxian analysis]

Exactly. I've seen this in small town Ohio -not many jobs exist anymore, so the ones that still exist have become more competitive and some tend to overwork their employers and they are often treated worse (the company can always find more willing workers because jobs are so scarce). This is why I moved the hell out of that region!

But I still visit different small towns and it's always the same -some working seven days a week (one guy worked the entire summer with only one day off, for example) and sever others went through cycles of working for a few months, getting laid off, having to take crappier jobs in the meantime (as in worse conditions).

A few years ago, I had no choice but to take a job in one of those small towns at what was considered a nice place to work...it was not fun. The work hours were ok and the conditions weren't bad, but the pay was shit and everyone yelled at each other all the time -even the people in the office!  I probably heard a loud, cuss-filled argument about once a week...and I was in the office area! Terrible communication and people skills! Ditched that place and headed to an urban area in short order.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on March 12, 2012, 06:18:06 pm
(http://blogs.courant.com/susan_campbell/1X00232_9.jpg)


I'm sure that same sentance was used during women's sufferage and the civil rights movement.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: myusername on March 12, 2012, 06:30:42 pm
Oh no, change!! How will we cope?! I mean a successful transformation of society has never happened before right??!!
[/sarc]
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on March 12, 2012, 06:46:01 pm
As they say: The only thing constant is change. As such, the country is always transforming. It is only a matter of what it is transforming into.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on March 12, 2012, 07:33:17 pm
(http://blogs.courant.com/susan_campbell/1X00232_9.jpg)


I'm sure that same sentance was used during women's sufferage and the civil rights movement.

How about you stop transforming our country into the 1880s?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on March 13, 2012, 10:48:33 pm
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/404765_238609566210419_145981747_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 13, 2012, 11:41:21 pm
Good heavens, the rest of the world has enough stupid to deal with already, why the hell are we giving them our stupid, too!?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: chad sexington on March 14, 2012, 03:19:37 am
I wouldn't be surprised if those guys don't even know what that sign says.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Yla on March 14, 2012, 05:22:50 am
There's mass murder going on in Syria, and watching won't help. They have a point there.
Though they're optimistic in assuming that Bush would act. Also, there's the rest of the package to consider.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Vypernight on March 14, 2012, 05:24:58 am
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/404765_238609566210419_145981747_n.jpg)

Wasn't Bush the one who got them all killed while Obama took out Bin Ladin and pulled our troops out?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: e13 on March 14, 2012, 06:31:59 am
They do know that the Repubs were against war intervention, right?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on March 14, 2012, 07:03:09 am
No, they don’t. As said above, there is a good chance they don’t even know what the sign says.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on March 14, 2012, 07:29:09 am
(http://blogs.courant.com/susan_campbell/1X00232_9.jpg)


I'm sure that same sentance was used during women's sufferage and the civil rights movement.

Oh noes! We must have our blood-stained carpet! We must! Why can't we keep it?!

Because it's blood-stained and gross and we need to get new carpet.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Jack Mann on March 14, 2012, 07:42:43 am
(http://blogs.courant.com/susan_campbell/1X00232_9.jpg)


I'm sure that same sentance was used during women's sufferage and the civil rights movement.

Columbia Prime!  Transform and roll out!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on March 15, 2012, 03:18:27 pm
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/425617_1955351379822_1723847291_969012_552843505_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 15, 2012, 04:22:47 pm
Waitwaitwait...you can have that kinda blatantly racist bumper sticker and not get pulled out of your vehicle and beaten to death with truncheons?  Tha hell's this world comin to?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on March 15, 2012, 04:37:27 pm
While that isn't my photo, I was driving behind one of these at the university. The car also had a "give war a chance" sticker.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 15, 2012, 04:42:14 pm
Ah, warmongers.

Just slightly below homophobic jockasses on the "I hate myself and I'm taking it out on you" rankings.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Auri-El on March 15, 2012, 06:25:22 pm
"Give war a chance?" Okay, go for it! You can be on the front lines! If war's so great, fight it yourself.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MadCatTLX on March 15, 2012, 08:39:34 pm
Just today I heard someone say we should kill all the "damn Arabs" and it's all their fault, and he was serious. Him and the "south will rise again" guy were going on about how awesome the army was, how the rangers are like the ODSTs from Halo, and how good the guy that killed the afghan civilians was. He said the civilians DESERVED it and we should give the guy a medal and kill MORE civilians. I tryed arguing but it was an exercise in futility. This was in school and the teacher didn't say a thing about it. The guy is the biggest jock in the school and a complete douche. I would beat the shit out of him if I could win, but I probibly wouldn't and would be hated by everyone.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on March 15, 2012, 09:20:17 pm
(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4067/4525371830_2120d76223.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Meshakhad on March 15, 2012, 10:19:35 pm
Just today I heard someone say we should kill all the "damn Arabs" and it's all their fault, and he was serious. Him and the "south will rise again" guy were going on about how awesome the army was, how the rangers are like the ODSTs from Halo, and how good the guy that killed the afghan civilians was. He said the civilians DESERVED it and we should give the guy a medal and kill MORE civilians. I tryed arguing but it was an exercise in futility. This was in school and the teacher didn't say a thing about it. The guy is the biggest jock in the school and a complete douche. I would beat the shit out of him if I could win, but I probibly wouldn't and would be hated by everyone.

Dope his food with steroids just before he takes a drug test.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cerim Treascair on March 15, 2012, 10:48:01 pm
Just today I heard someone say we should kill all the "damn Arabs" and it's all their fault, and he was serious. Him and the "south will rise again" guy were going on about how awesome the army was, how the rangers are like the ODSTs from Halo, and how good the guy that killed the afghan civilians was. He said the civilians DESERVED it and we should give the guy a medal and kill MORE civilians. I tryed arguing but it was an exercise in futility. This was in school and the teacher didn't say a thing about it. The guy is the biggest jock in the school and a complete douche. I would beat the shit out of him if I could win, but I probibly wouldn't and would be hated by everyone.

Dope his food with steroids just before he takes a drug test.

Or poppyseeds.  Get him to eat a few muffins.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on March 15, 2012, 11:44:24 pm
Teabaggers don't make good capitalists.

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s320x320/427079_290126807725818_277491422322690_735163_102326332_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 16, 2012, 12:12:22 am
Say random, meaningless shit and get free cupcakes?  Sounds like a fuckin deal to me!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 16, 2012, 01:41:13 am
I want to go in, point at them, and scream "SOCIALIST!" over and over again until I'm escorted out by police.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Meshakhad on March 16, 2012, 03:25:34 am
Me: I hate Obama.
Them: Have a free cupcake.
Me: I lied.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Yla on March 16, 2012, 03:03:13 pm
Me: I hate Obama.
Them: Have a free cupcake.
Me: I lied.
Me: I hate Obama.
Them: Have a free cupcake.
Me: Very little. I hate the Tea Party a lot more.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Ranger_Joe on March 16, 2012, 03:52:12 pm
Just today I heard someone say we should kill all the "damn Arabs" and it's all their fault, and he was serious. Him and the "south will rise again" guy were going on about how awesome the army was, how the rangers are like the ODSTs from Halo, and how good the guy that killed the afghan civilians was. He said the civilians DESERVED it and we should give the guy a medal and kill MORE civilians. I tryed arguing but it was an exercise in futility. This was in school and the teacher didn't say a thing about it. The guy is the biggest jock in the school and a complete douche. I would beat the shit out of him if I could win, but I probibly wouldn't and would be hated by everyone.

The Rangers are pretty goddamned awesome, if you ask me. It's not like I have any bias or anything. ;)

As far as Halo comparisons....War is not a video game. Civillians don't deserve to die simply for being born in a hostile country... ::sigh:: I saw all too many ground grunts with this mentality. Fortunately, there are many rational folks as well..
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on March 16, 2012, 07:13:36 pm
Just today I heard someone say we should kill all the "damn Arabs" and it's all their fault, and he was serious. Him and the "south will rise again" guy were going on about how awesome the army was, how the rangers are like the ODSTs from Halo, and how good the guy that killed the afghan civilians was. He said the civilians DESERVED it and we should give the guy a medal and kill MORE civilians. I tryed arguing but it was an exercise in futility. This was in school and the teacher didn't say a thing about it. The guy is the biggest jock in the school and a complete douche. I would beat the shit out of him if I could win, but I probibly wouldn't and would be hated by everyone.

The Rangers are pretty goddamned awesome, if you ask me. It's not like I have any bias or anything. ;)

As far as Halo comparisons....War is not a video game. Civillians don't deserve to die simply for being born in a hostile country... ::sigh:: I saw all too many ground grunts with this mentality. Fortunately, there are many rational folks as well..

To quote Jon Stewart; "We can only make decisions about war if we see what war actually is - and not as a video game where bodies quickly disappear leaving behind a shiny gold coin."
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MadCatTLX on March 17, 2012, 01:30:10 pm
(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4067/4525371830_2120d76223.jpg)

I don't think this one's that that bad.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on March 17, 2012, 07:45:06 pm
It's the most pernicious lie about the American government- it is debt-constrained and finding itself unable to borrow. In reality, the US government has never had cheaper borrowing costs. It's about as far from foreclosed as possible.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on March 17, 2012, 07:50:36 pm
Would this count?

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/426829_1988504128559_1722017258_972802_1795714882_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 17, 2012, 07:53:06 pm
Wait...volunteering for a non-profit organization?  Since when?  I've done work (not volunteer work, I got paid) for a non-profit on a semi-annual basis for years, and I've never been asked once for my ID.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: e13 on March 17, 2012, 08:10:35 pm
I have never been asked for my ID to use my credit card. Ever. Or buying tickets to an amusement park. That one is odd.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on March 17, 2012, 08:18:17 pm
Do you need an ID to obtain a credit card?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kit Walker on March 17, 2012, 08:37:03 pm
I have never been asked for my ID to use my credit card. Ever. Or buying tickets to an amusement park. That one is odd.

They can ask for your ID if you want to get certain ticket prices.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MadCatTLX on March 17, 2012, 08:39:37 pm
Would this count?

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/426829_1988504128559_1722017258_972802_1795714882_n.jpg)

So you need an ID to be an Atheist now? We're a non-prophet organization :D. I was never asked for my ID.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on March 17, 2012, 08:44:10 pm
You don’t need an ID to drive. You need to be licensed, and the card that proves you are licensed just so happens to be able to act as an ID. Same thing with a library card.

Half the crap on there doesn’t even appear to be legal ID requirements. They mostly seem to be at the option of whatever party is providing the required service. For instance, the only time I have ever been required to show ID when writing a check is when writing a check in a store while out-of-state. And that has always been the choice of the store-management.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Sandafluffoid on March 18, 2012, 09:51:37 am
It's also missing the whole point of the racist id-checking debate. Sure checking the ID of every single person who comes to vote isn't racist, but the way it actually works, where non-whites are checked disproportionately is racist.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on March 18, 2012, 01:56:38 pm
Actaully, I think it is a tad more classist than racist. Of course, given the disproportionate racial distribution among classes, it is hard to be classist without also being racist. So… whatever.

And another thing: I don’t think anything on that list is a constitutionally protected right (except maybe “buy a firearm,” depending on your interpretation of the 2nd ammendment). They are privileges.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on March 19, 2012, 03:42:52 pm
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/292230_10150630099932358_557392357_9427475_1279655186_n.jpg)

So tell me, where in the Bible did it ever concluded Christians are to be 'pro-life'? (Hint: It's not in Jeremiah. . . or anywhere else really).
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Meshakhad on March 19, 2012, 03:53:45 pm
*checks Pro-Choice without a second thought*
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: e13 on March 19, 2012, 04:09:03 pm
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/292230_10150630099932358_557392357_9427475_1279655186_n.jpg)

So tell me, where in the Bible did it ever concluded Christians are to be 'pro-life'? (Hint: It's not in Jeremiah. . . or anywhere else really).
Christian is a blanket term for anyone of any faith that believes the Jesus depicted in the Gospels is the true son of God.

I can start a church that is pro-choice -the Modern Day Advent Penecostal Lutheran Friends of Life Church if you will- , and as long as I recognize Jesus as the one true God, we would be Christians. So I object to this, since it falls under "no true Scotsman."

Either way, you make me choose, you're NOT going to like my answer.




EDIT

Now that I've thought about it, I need to get one of these cards, at least for Roman Catholocism:

YOU DECIDE...
[ ] Pro Death Penalty

[ ] Roman Catholic


(And no, you can't be both)


The Roman Catholic Church stands against the Death Penalty. It's also against contraceptives, so...

YOU DECIDE...
[ ] Birth Control

[ ] Roman Catholic

(And no, you can't be both)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Her3tiK on March 19, 2012, 04:20:00 pm
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/292230_10150630099932358_557392357_9427475_1279655186_n.jpg)

So tell me, where in the Bible did it ever concluded Christians are to be 'pro-life'? (Hint: It's not in Jeremiah. . . or anywhere else really).
You mean I can choose the answer guaranteed to both anger and terrify them? SCORE!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on March 19, 2012, 04:33:42 pm
I chose both because we have this thing called 'free will'.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: erictheblue on March 19, 2012, 05:11:59 pm
So tell me, where in the Bible did it ever concluded Christians are to be 'pro-life'? (Hint: It's not in Jeremiah. . . or anywhere else really).

The OT actually clearly makes a differentiation between a fetus and a person who has been born. If someone causes a pregnant woman to miscarry, "he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine." (Exodus 21:22). If the person causes a pregnant woman to die, then the person is executed. (Exodus 21:23)

But of course, since I doubt most right-wing Christians have ever read the Bible, most would never know those verses are there.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on March 19, 2012, 05:14:22 pm
So tell me, where in the Bible did it ever concluded Christians are to be 'pro-life'? (Hint: It's not in Jeremiah. . . or anywhere else really).

The OT actually clearly makes a differentiation between a fetus and a person who has been born. If someone causes a pregnant woman to miscarry, "he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine." (Exodus 21:22). If the person causes a pregnant woman to die, then the person is executed. (Exodus 21:23)

But of course, since I doubt most right-wing Christians have ever read the Bible, most would never know those verses are there.

Exactly. The most is that the aborted fetus is property damage rather than lost of life in the Bible. Also it only counted towards forced abortions, which is not pro-choice.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Damen on March 19, 2012, 05:21:51 pm
Okie dokie.

(http://i42.tinypic.com/izpd1i.jpg)

(http://th01.deviantart.net/fs70/150/f/2011/011/4/5/troll_face_says_the_game__by_james_mizuhara-d36zguw.png)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on March 25, 2012, 05:42:14 pm
Another dichotomy, arguably more offensive.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/p480x480/550702_197286410384686_100003099867656_335717_1599869506_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Random Dinosaur on March 25, 2012, 06:26:50 pm
Another dichotomy, arguably more offensive.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/p480x480/550702_197286410384686_100003099867656_335717_1599869506_n.jpg)
OK, so what's the other kind of person?  ;)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on March 25, 2012, 07:12:58 pm
Another dichotomy, arguably more offensive.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/p480x480/550702_197286410384686_100003099867656_335717_1599869506_n.jpg)

That's basically my dad's philosophy. If you're not willing to suck Ron Paul's dick, then by default you are sucking the dick of Big Government, Big Pharma, the Bilderberg Group, and the NWO.

I prefer to say that there are three kinds of people in this world: People who can count and those who can't.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Meshakhad on March 26, 2012, 12:21:28 am
Another dichotomy, arguably more offensive.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/p480x480/550702_197286410384686_100003099867656_335717_1599869506_n.jpg)

That's basically my dad's philosophy. If you're not willing to suck Ron Paul's dick, then by default you are sucking the dick of Big Government, Big Pharma, the Bilderberg Group, and the NWO.

I prefer to say that there are three kinds of people in this world: People who can count and those who can't.

I'm starting to not like your father.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on March 26, 2012, 08:46:02 pm
I didn't like him a looong time ago. Like 2 months.

(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s320x320/557766_381824238507931_100000410754614_1300888_988748604_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on March 26, 2012, 08:57:16 pm
Well, guess what. Unless you are paying for her insurance, your money don’t even enter into the equation.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on March 26, 2012, 10:30:55 pm
I bet someone else is paying for the birth control of the bitch with the sign, that's if she gets bc through her insurance.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: DiscoBerry on March 27, 2012, 08:44:41 pm
(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/539512_2517578117355_1790310630_1444738_1753883734_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: QueenofHearts on March 27, 2012, 08:48:33 pm
I didn't like him a looong time ago. Like 2 months.

(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s320x320/557766_381824238507931_100000410754614_1300888_988748604_n.jpg)

Misogynistic women, please stop trying to send us back to the 19th century.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on March 27, 2012, 08:53:16 pm
(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/539512_2517578117355_1790310630_1444738_1753883734_n.jpg)

A wedding ring doesn't make sex safe. In fact, a wedding ring can make everything unsafe if we consider abusive relationship.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kit Walker on March 27, 2012, 08:57:21 pm
Because things like infidelity don't exist and you're ready for kids the second the wedding band hits finger.

I have no problem with people who are abstinent, who expect the same from their partners, or recommend it to others (in the right context, it's not that much different than recommending any other kind of birth control). People who advocate for it to the detriment of other forms of birth control are myopic jerks who are usually shooting their own cause (I.E. preventing teen pregnancy, STDs, etc) in the foot. If you teach that abstinence is the only fool proof form of birth control but here's how to use other methods effectively, you're teaching facts. If you're teaching people that abstinence is the only form of birth control that works at all, you're spewing crap and contributing to teen pregnancy and STDs.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on March 27, 2012, 09:20:57 pm
Because things like infidelity don't exist and you're ready for kids the second the wedding band hits finger.

I am reminded of a series of Swedish (I think) PSAs about STDs—chlamydia in particular—based around tracing one particular chain of infection back to its source. Each ad would show someone confronting another person about how they got infected from the other. Then the next ad in the series would show the first person being confronted by someone else.

Anyway, I am reminded of this because one of the steps included a woman that got infected by her husband who had been cheating on her. So… wedding band: not particularly safe.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 27, 2012, 09:42:57 pm
Who'd want to put a wedding band around their cock, anyway?  Something tells me that'd hurt like a motherfucker.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on March 27, 2012, 09:44:31 pm
If you're into that kind of stuff...
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 27, 2012, 10:44:20 pm
If it's just the right size, it can do some nice stuff.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Mechtaur on March 27, 2012, 11:57:12 pm
Last time I used a ring I had to cut the damn thing off because it cut off circulation, I wouldn't say it's safe.

And, yes, the brand name was "Wedding Ring".
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 28, 2012, 01:24:22 pm
It wasn't just the right size then D:
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Mechtaur on March 28, 2012, 02:47:52 pm
It wasn't just the right size then D:

The sad thing was it was the largest size they had.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 28, 2012, 02:55:44 pm
It wasn't just the right size then D:

The sad thing was it was the largest size they had.

You don't say? :3
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on March 28, 2012, 03:26:16 pm
Wait, I just thought of something. What if I do get a wedding ring? One with another guy?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on March 28, 2012, 03:41:52 pm
Wait, I just thought of something. What if I do get a wedding ring? One with another guy?
Then you are living in sin *fundie*
Seriously one dumb thing I saw once said that gay people who were in long term relationships didnt have sex till gay marriage got passed
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on March 28, 2012, 06:40:42 pm
Wait, I just thought of something. What if I do get a wedding ring? One with another guy?

Then you would be oppressing real marriage. ;)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Zombie Goddess on March 29, 2012, 07:42:52 pm
I wonder if the one with the birth control sign made the sign herself or if hubby made it for her.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on March 31, 2012, 11:39:26 am
(http://www.thedailybeast.com/content/dailybeast/articles/2012/03/27/behind-court-challenge-to-health-care-lies-the-right-s-freedom-fetish/_jcr_content/body/inlineimage.img.503.jpg/1332837923454.jpg)

1. I don't think botox for Pelosi would be covered, any more that tanning for Boehner.

2. Is that drawing of Breitbart?? That's fucking creepy...
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: booley on March 31, 2012, 04:43:17 pm
(http://www.thedailybeast.com/content/dailybeast/articles/2012/03/27/behind-court-challenge-to-health-care-lies-the-right-s-freedom-fetish/_jcr_content/body/inlineimage.img.503.jpg/1332837923454.jpg)

1. I don't think botox for Pelosi would be covered, any more that tanning for Boehner.

2. Is that drawing of Breitbart?? That's fucking creepy...

Ironic since pelosi and any other member of congress already gets government subsidized health care.  So the tax payer already pays.

BTW is that andrew brietbart's face over that one lady's arm?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 01, 2012, 04:15:02 pm
(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4038/4617035852_8a58112b89.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on April 01, 2012, 05:31:33 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/425678_381697888521430_100000436670220_1289361_142113914_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Id82 on April 01, 2012, 05:46:18 pm
That image should say. Republicans, this is what they think Democrats think.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Rabbit of Caerbannog on April 01, 2012, 05:56:55 pm
(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/539512_2517578117355_1790310630_1444738_1753883734_n.jpg)
Cock rings are more useful.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Mechtaur on April 01, 2012, 06:29:00 pm
(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/539512_2517578117355_1790310630_1444738_1753883734_n.jpg)
Cock rings are more useful.

This topic was quite thoroughly covered. xD
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 01, 2012, 07:29:08 pm
That image should say. Republicans, this is what they think Democrats think.

(http://oi42.tinypic.com/8yajw7.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on April 01, 2012, 07:35:05 pm
Should say "Republicans: they'll believe anything!"
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on April 01, 2012, 07:57:19 pm
In the nurse's office at my school, there's a pamphlet that I should totally take home and scan sometime. It's lulzy.

The cover asks you to write the number of sexual partners you've had.

Then on the inside it's a diagram to show the effect of "zomg so many people have been smashing their bits together with so many other people and DATS ICKY!"

It goes on to explain on the back cover that the only "safe sex" is 1) abstinence or 2) waiting until marriage. Because it's not like condoms exist or anything.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 02, 2012, 02:33:59 pm
In the nurse's office at my school, there's a pamphlet that I should totally take home and scan sometime. It's lulzy.

The cover asks you to write the number of sexual partners you've had.

Then on the inside it's a diagram to show the effect of "zomg so many people have been smashing their bits together with so many other people and DATS ICKY!"

It goes on to explain on the back cover that the only "safe sex" is 1) abstinence or 2) waiting until marriage. Because it's not like condoms exist or anything.


That sums up pretty much everything my high school taught during sex ed.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on April 02, 2012, 02:58:13 pm
I'm glad the schools I attended offered proper sex ed classes. Combining lessons on contraception with explaining to kids why it's so important to wait until you're ready = best possible outcome.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 02, 2012, 03:48:48 pm
(http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1v92tx17Q1r602aro1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on April 02, 2012, 03:55:26 pm
(http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1v92tx17Q1r602aro1_500.jpg)
Ghetto hoodlum...I wonder how he would react when he found out that his step dad lived in that gated community
also that last line...is that violence against Obama's kids?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ironbite on April 02, 2012, 04:22:00 pm
OH THAT'S SO ADORABLE!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Bezron on April 02, 2012, 04:25:54 pm
Digging the blue socks and black shoes!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 02, 2012, 04:48:15 pm
(http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1v92tx17Q1r602aro1_500.jpg)
Ghetto hoodlum...I wonder how he would react when he found out that his step dad lived in that gated community
also that last line...is that violence against Obama's kids?

The last line is something Obama himself said. Although, it could be a threat too.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on April 02, 2012, 06:59:29 pm
So the White House is a Ghetto Neighborhood?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Smurfette Principle on April 02, 2012, 07:37:24 pm
(http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1v92tx17Q1r602aro1_500.jpg)
Ghetto hoodlum...I wonder how he would react when he found out that his step dad lived in that gated community
also that last line...is that violence against Obama's kids?

The last line is something Obama himself said. Although, it could be a threat too.

False. He said his son would look like Trayvon, i.e. his son would be black.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 02, 2012, 07:56:25 pm
I didn't think I had to be exact. >.>
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Smurfette Principle on April 02, 2012, 08:18:00 pm
I didn't think I had to be exact. >.>

It's important because of the way Obama phrased it. It's a really brilliant line because it references the fact that he's black without actually saying it. I'm kind of in love with it. <.<
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 02, 2012, 09:33:41 pm
Well why don't you marry it then!? Along with the lawn?! And the tree?!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on April 02, 2012, 09:41:32 pm
Christ, that website. "Klan with a Tan"? And when introducing an Alex Jones video, "I know he's got a Jewish wife or whatever, but Alex Jones deserves our applause for this video."

Yeah, this totally isn't racist.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on April 02, 2012, 10:07:20 pm
No, Trayvon wasn't a saint. He was just a teenage kid. You don't have to be a saint for it to be a tragedy you were shot dead.

And why was he a hoodlum? It is because he was black, wore a hoodie, and walked around at night?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on April 02, 2012, 10:10:06 pm
Well why don't you marry it then!? Along with the lawn?! And the tree?!

Think of the fit the GOP would throw! :D

No, Trayvon wasn't a saint. He was just a teenage kid. You don't have to be a saint for it to be a tragedy you were shot dead.

And why was he a hoodlum? It is because he was black, wore a hoodie, and walked around at night?

And in the rain? (Which is no excuse for wearing a hoodie while black!) ::)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on April 03, 2012, 12:48:12 am
No, Trayvon wasn't a saint. He was just a teenage kid. You don't have to be a saint for it to be a tragedy you were shot dead.

And why was he a hoodlum? It is because he was black, wore a hoodie, and walked around at night?

And in the rain? (Which is no excuse for wearing a hoodie while black!) ::)

Don't forget he was suspended for having an emtpy pot baggie, because only ghetto kids smoke pot  ::)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 03, 2012, 03:35:22 am
Well why don't you marry it then!? Along with the lawn?! And the tree?!

Think of the fit the GOP would throw! :D

No, Trayvon wasn't a saint. He was just a teenage kid. You don't have to be a saint for it to be a tragedy you were shot dead.

And why was he a hoodlum? It is because he was black, wore a hoodie, and walked around at night?

And in the rain? (Which is no excuse for wearing a hoodie while black!) ::)

My quote is actually something a fundie said (the tree and lawn thing). I'm sure somebody around here remembers the exact wording. My apologies if you knew already. lol

As for the hoodie thing... yeahhh. I wear hoodies in the rain. At night. And I'm a little tan. Shock. Horror.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Auri-El on April 03, 2012, 07:59:31 am
Everyone wears hoodies. I live in a predominantly white, rather affluent community, and you go to the store, and around half the people in the store are wearing hoodies. Hell, I wear a hoodie every day from about October to April. The whole "hoodie = gangsta" thing the Zimmerman supporters are spewing is irritating.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Meshakhad on April 03, 2012, 10:01:42 am
Everyone wears hoodies. I live in a predominantly white, rather affluent community, and you go to the store, and around half the people in the store are wearing hoodies. Hell, I wear a hoodie every day from about October to April. The whole "hoodie = gangsta" thing the Zimmerman supporters are spewing is irritating.

Same. Although there are so many Asians in my community that to call it "predominantly white" is a bit of a stretch.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on April 08, 2012, 09:37:31 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/544782_10150920572217576_741292575_12984525_1016471842_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/549181_130768630381400_129232723868324_63923_999476614_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/560438_129278420530421_129232723868324_61826_1575953229_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/542134_2971740175917_1334154867_32508347_470938920_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on April 08, 2012, 09:49:39 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/544782_10150920572217576_741292575_12984525_1016471842_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/549181_130768630381400_129232723868324_63923_999476614_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/560438_129278420530421_129232723868324_61826_1575953229_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/542134_2971740175917_1334154867_32508347_470938920_n.jpg)
@ last one Uh the US is not the top of the economic freedom index

1    Hong Kong    89.9    0.2
2    Singapore    87.5    0.3
3    Australia    83.1    0.6
4    New Zealand    82.1    -0.2
5    Switzerland    81.1    -0.8
6    Canada    79.9    -0.9
7    Chile    78.3    0.9
8    Mauritius    77.0    0.8
9    Ireland    76.9    -1.8
10    United States    76.3    -1.5
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on April 08, 2012, 11:15:35 pm
He doth sully the countenance of yon awesome R. Lee Ermey with BS. :(
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: myusername on April 09, 2012, 04:45:27 am

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/560438_129278420530421_129232723868324_61826_1575953229_n.jpg)

Capitalism does not work that way. I mean, is it really that hard to understand that plenty of people work hard and get absolutely nowhere? I mean my dad works all his life (except for a brief period where he was made redundant) and his pay is comparatively worse now than it was before. A lot is dependent on whether you have the skills wanted in an economy for example, which may be down to nothing to do with personal choice (eg. you went to a poor school), or even that your skills become irrelevant over time (e.g handloom weavers in the nineteenth century). Plenty of people pour time and dedication into their own businesses and they still fail.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on April 09, 2012, 06:58:00 am

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Capitalism does not work that way. I mean, is it really that hard to understand that plenty of people work hard and get absolutely nowhere? I mean my dad works all his life (except for a brief period where he was made redundant) and his pay is comparatively worse now than it was before. A lot is dependent on whether you have the skills wanted in an economy for example, which may be down to nothing to do with personal choice (eg. you went to a poor school), or even that your skills become irrelevant over time (e.g handloom weavers in the nineteenth century). Plenty of people pour time and dedication into their own businesses and they still fail.
If everyone were the 1% then there would be none
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on April 09, 2012, 07:13:12 am
I’m reminded of that old joke: “I wasn’t in the top half of my class. I was in the half that mad the top half possible.”
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 09, 2012, 01:49:18 pm


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I'm sorry, but I am not very proud to live in a nation with a government that thinks it's okay to tell me what to do with my uterus, or tell me who I can and can't marry, or refuse to give me decent health care.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Her3tiK on April 09, 2012, 02:02:10 pm


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I'm sorry, but I am not very proud to live in a nation with a government that thinks it's okay to tell me what to do with my uterus, or tell me who I can and can't marry, or refuse to give me decent health care.
This. As well as every war said gov't feels the need to fight, and the rich people who own said gov't while paying nothing to maintain it.

I also feel no need to take pride in something I had no choice in.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: shy on April 09, 2012, 02:38:49 pm
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* More taxes
* More welfare
* More government
* More regulation

Sounds good to me.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: e13 on April 09, 2012, 06:23:39 pm
Much like one's own children, you can love something, but not be too proud of them.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on April 09, 2012, 07:32:55 pm
Aristocracy isn't something you earn, it's something you inherit.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on April 09, 2012, 09:09:03 pm


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I'm sorry, but I am not very proud to live in a nation with a government that thinks it's okay to tell me what to do with my uterus, or tell me who I can and can't marry, or refuse to give me decent health care.
This. As well as every war said gov't feels the need to fight, and the rich people who own said gov't while paying nothing to maintain it.

I also feel no need to take pride in something I had no choice in.

Echoing the sentiments here. I'm not proud of the shit my country's gotten itself involved in, but it's not like I BAWWWWWWWWWW about it and "apologize" for being American. I can't help it.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Smurfette Principle on April 09, 2012, 10:01:27 pm
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It's still change, it's just not change you like.

[snip]

I'm sorry, but I am not very proud to live in a nation with a government that thinks it's okay to tell me what to do with my uterus, or tell me who I can and can't marry, or refuse to give me decent health care.
This. As well as every war said gov't feels the need to fight, and the rich people who own said gov't while paying nothing to maintain it.

I also feel no need to take pride in something I had no choice in.

Echoing the sentiments here. I'm not proud of the shit my country's gotten itself involved in, but it's not like I BAWWWWWWWWWW about it and "apologize" for being American. I can't help it.

I don't have to join the rest of the masses in mindless flag-waving and international pissing contests to "prove" I'm proud of my country. Patriotism should be like religion: not mandatory and not in public.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: agentCDE on April 09, 2012, 10:37:19 pm
[snip image] When was the last time you heard a Liberal say "I'm proud to be an American!"?

Right before the kind of people who ask this kind of "question" started SHITTING UP THE WHOLE COUNTRY.

Funny that.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on April 09, 2012, 11:00:09 pm
I'm sorry (no I'm not), but demanding we say "I'm proud to be an American" is just borderline nationalism (and if the 20th century taught us anything is that nationalism leads to disaster) and it is also a non-argument. How are liberal arguments wrong if they don't say "I'm proud to be an American"?

Besides, we're not the one trying to drag American into a shit-hole.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Auri-El on April 10, 2012, 08:08:22 am
I'll be proud to be American when they finally let us catch up with the rest of the civilised world.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: rookie on April 10, 2012, 08:48:43 am
I've always been a little skeptical of people who are "proud" to be a nationality or ethnicity. I am happy I am an American. I am glad I am white. But my pride is saved for accomplishments, for things I did. I am proud of my military service. I am proud of the way I keep my lawn. I was proud when my oldest got a 103% on her spelling test (extra credit words). I am not proud of the fact that almost 32 years ago, I was born to a white middle class American family. Glad, but not proud. My pride is worth more than that.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on April 10, 2012, 09:14:03 am
People need to stop loving countries and start loving their countrymen.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: e13 on April 10, 2012, 09:44:05 am
People need to stop loving countries and start loving their countrymen.
Damn commy socialist hippie nazi. Go back Australia! >:( :P
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on April 10, 2012, 09:48:18 am
Why Australia?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: chad sexington on April 10, 2012, 10:27:27 am
*straightens tie, spits on hand, smooths back hair*
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: e13 on April 10, 2012, 12:46:35 pm
Why Australia?
If I curse you for stating a thought out opinion, the least I can do is suggest a great vacation spot!  8)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on April 10, 2012, 09:09:08 pm
Why Australia?
If I curse you for stating a thought out opinion, the least I can do is suggest a great vacation spot!  8)

Oh, I thought you were trying to get her envenomed by a platypus or Sydney funnel web. Or any of the other gazillion Australian creatures with far more potent venom than sanity should allow.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on April 10, 2012, 09:38:34 pm
Why Australia?
If I curse you for stating a thought out opinion, the least I can do is suggest a great vacation spot!  8)

Oh, I thought you were trying to get her envenomed by a platypus or Sydney funnel web. Or any of the other gazillion Australian creatures with far more potent venom than sanity should allow.

Australia: Where Every Phylum Has a Representative That Can Kill You
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MadCatTLX on April 10, 2012, 10:09:50 pm
What living organism isn't trying to kill you in Australia? Koalas are generally good as long as you don't piss them off, right? Honestly, it wouldn't surprise me if they found the worlds first venomous rock in Australia.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on April 11, 2012, 04:35:38 pm
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NPQ5YCe4_qA/T4Q0Zhn_nhI/AAAAAAABVHM/5mTSdZhYrLM/s1600/Maine2.jpg)

Background: Maine will be voting to return marriage equality in November. This is the oppositions official pledge given out at the University of Maine.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on April 11, 2012, 04:56:28 pm
Well, while they weren't lovers, I was raised by two women (mother and aunt) and I'd like to think I turned out okay.  Not hellish or evil here, though my aunt can be annoying when she wants to shove potato salad down my throat every time she makes it just in case my taste has changed.  It hasn't.   I digress, though.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Meshakhad on April 11, 2012, 05:17:53 pm
Well, while they weren't lovers, I was raised by two women (mother and aunt) and I'd like to think I turned out okay.  Not hellish or evil here, though my aunt can be annoying when she wants to shove potato salad down my throat every time she makes it just in case my taste has changed.  It hasn't.   I digress, though.

You didn't grow up to be a gay-hating Christian, therefore you WERE raised wrong!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on April 11, 2012, 05:29:37 pm
Oh, okay.  Whoopsies.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on April 11, 2012, 06:36:27 pm
What the fuck is up with right-wingers and pledges?!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on April 11, 2012, 07:14:57 pm
Sodomy based marriage? They sure love to think about the gay butt sex.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 11, 2012, 07:16:18 pm
Never mind the fact that hetrosexuals can partake in sodomy as well...

Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Vypernight on April 11, 2012, 07:22:28 pm
God damn!  Oppressing the religious right?  Freedom to have father and mother?  They're not even trying to be subtle anymore. 

Get a fucking dictionary and look up the word 'freedom', assholes!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: speshuled67 on April 11, 2012, 07:28:57 pm
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NPQ5YCe4_qA/T4Q0Zhn_nhI/AAAAAAABVHM/5mTSdZhYrLM/s1600/Maine2.jpg)

Background: Maine will be voting to return marriage equality in November. This is the oppositions official pledge given out at the University of Maine.


when i read that i heard michelle malkin's voice in my head. now i have a headache.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MadCatTLX on April 11, 2012, 08:06:02 pm
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Background: Maine will be voting to return marriage equality in November. This is the oppositions official pledge given out at the University of Maine.

@ the ass-munch that wrote this shit.

1. So lesbian can butt fuck each other? How so?(dildos don't count, otherwise suppositories are sodomy too)

4. Bullshit

5. What is this "Natural Law" and where can I find exactly what it say? I suspect it's bullshit you made up.

6. What the fuck do you mean "special rights?"

7. Waaaaah! I'm being persecuted because I can't persecute people anymore! Did this ass really just use the term "True Christian" in a serious manner?

8. Bullshit

9. And what about the fact that Christian fundamentalists have the highest divorce rates of anyone? That doesn't sound like a "good" family to me.

10. Why? Because you don't want your kids learning about the real world?

11. Go right ahead. It will do just as much good as any other time you pray. That is to say it won't do jack-fucking-shit.

Lastly, as I'm a heterosexual male, and I dig chick's asses. So it is not a gay thing.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on April 11, 2012, 08:18:18 pm
Oh, wow. I didn’t even read down to number 9. What exactly do they propose to do about one or both parents up and dying on the family?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 11, 2012, 08:27:56 pm
What if one or both of the parents is abusive?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MadCatTLX on April 11, 2012, 08:54:38 pm
What if one or both of the parents is abusive?

It fine as long as it's good Christian abuse. (http://fstdt.com/QuoteComment.aspx?QID=67487)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ironbite on April 11, 2012, 09:08:58 pm
Oh, wow. I didn’t even read down to number 9. What exactly do they propose to do about one or both parents up and dying on the family?

Cast True Res on them.

Ironbite-duh.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on April 11, 2012, 09:23:18 pm
But true resurrection is magic. And thou shalt not suffer a witch and all that.

On the other hand, it is a pretty expensive spell, so it does fit in with the “Only the Rich Deserve It” mentality.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on April 11, 2012, 10:18:52 pm
But true resurrection is magic. And thou shalt not suffer a witch and all that.

On the other hand, it is a pretty expensive spell, so it does fit in with the “Only the Rich Deserve It” mentality.
Use raise dead just cost 1 level
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on April 11, 2012, 10:24:56 pm
I am glad I am white.

Me, too. Just because I got a brand new hoodie with my employer’s logo on it, and I can wear it without getting shot.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on April 12, 2012, 03:44:56 am
Sodomy based marriage? Marriage based on rape?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: chad sexington on April 12, 2012, 04:33:38 am
Marriage based on rape?

You mean Biblical Marriage!  (Dt21:10-13, 22:28-29)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on April 12, 2012, 07:10:07 pm
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Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 12, 2012, 07:32:36 pm
I never understood why you need so many birther bumper stickers.


I don't want to know how much of a moron you are when I'm behind you at stoplight.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kit Walker on April 12, 2012, 07:48:39 pm
I have two neighbors with interesting political/religious messages on their cars. One guy has "Smile, God Loves You" painted on the tailgate of his pick-up. The other has a bumper sticker on his rear passenger window (way to commit) with a picture of Ronald Reagan in a cowboy hat that says "Where have all the cowboys gone?". If I weren't such a nice guy, I'd have defaced it with a sharpies to say "actors" a long time ago. I also want a Ronald Reagan bumper sticker - same picture but saying "Where have all the professors who hire women to help them raise a chimp with human morals gone?".
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 12, 2012, 07:50:31 pm
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Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 12, 2012, 08:06:56 pm
She is far too smug for her own good.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on April 12, 2012, 11:03:18 pm
@Stupid Sign Lady:  ...Yep, pretty much.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on April 13, 2012, 02:26:32 pm
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Sometimes, its good to remember there are dummies on our side too:

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Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 13, 2012, 02:37:07 pm
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NpSCcU02sy4/T4gvRjH-KSI/AAAAAAABVWk/QXHO9tlvtk0/s1600/NOMnh.jpg)

I love how they equate things like DOMA to "traditional marriage"

No, seriously, that parentheses is the most blatant lie I've seen today.

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Sometimes, its good to remember there are dummies on our side too:

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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!

*Warning: You, the sign makers, have pressed the dragon's berserk button.*
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 13, 2012, 03:52:12 pm
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You mean the marriage between one man and multiple women, some of them as young as 15?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on April 13, 2012, 06:25:52 pm
Once my family was driving back from eastern WA and we passed by a very run-down little cabin on the side of the road. It had a car in front of it so it was definitely inhabited. But all over the house, there was plywood propped up against the sides, and on the plywood the owner had painted some of the most schizophrenic conspiracy shit I've ever seen. I mean everything. Jews, Obama, reptilians, Big Pharma, aliens, alt med, anti-vaxxer, you name it. I kinda wish I had snapped a picture.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MadCatTLX on April 13, 2012, 07:19:14 pm
Once my family was driving back from eastern WA and we passed by a very run-down little cabin on the side of the road. It had a car in front of it so it was definitely inhabited. But all over the house, there was plywood propped up against the sides, and on the plywood the owner had painted some of the most schizophrenic conspiracy shit I've ever seen. I mean everything. Jews, Obama, reptilians, Big Pharma, aliens, alt med, anti-vaxxer, you name it. I kinda wish I had snapped a picture.

I'm sure your dad agreed with most of it, right?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on April 13, 2012, 08:13:41 pm
I wish you'd snapped a pic too, Wykked; because that sounds very familiar, and I think I've seen or heard about it somewhere. 
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on April 13, 2012, 10:33:00 pm
Once my family was driving back from eastern WA and we passed by a very run-down little cabin on the side of the road. It had a car in front of it so it was definitely inhabited. But all over the house, there was plywood propped up against the sides, and on the plywood the owner had painted some of the most schizophrenic conspiracy shit I've ever seen. I mean everything. Jews, Obama, reptilians, Big Pharma, aliens, alt med, anti-vaxxer, you name it. I kinda wish I had snapped a picture.

I'm sure your dad agreed with most of it, right?

He was snoring like a bear in the passenger's seat. I swear he's got some sort of sleep apnea but he never admits to it.

Sometimes, its good to remember there are dummies on our side too:

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/564323_10150671878856275_177486166274_9781069_1647553738_n.jpg)

Well, anti-GMO sentiment can come from the left or the libertarian/conspiracy theorist right. As far as I'm concerned, since there's no proven health danger from eating GMO food, companies shouldn't be forced to distinguish it from non-GMO crops. They can if they want to, but it's not something that needs to be mandated. If a consumer wants to know for sure, they can do their own research or maybe just ask the company themselves.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 13, 2012, 10:37:56 pm
Just in case people want to know why that's a trigger warning...

I was once assigned to a group with two people (this was ethics class) who wanted to do their presentation on this.  They wouldn't work with me on it, and then accused me of being a slacker.

The school counselor was siding with them before I even entered the room.

As it turns out, their presentation was like... double the length it was supposed to be... and this was a Very Bad Thing.  I think they actually got a worse grade than I did doing the project solo (but then, I got an A on my project)

...The fact of the matter is, GMO fearmongers remind me of them, and that makes me angry.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on April 13, 2012, 11:05:11 pm
I don't really have a problem with people knowing whether or not the food they eat is genetically modified. My issue is with the bullshit misinformation being spread around, making this sound like creepy "frankenfood" rather than what it really is, and turning "genetically modified" into the equivalent of "toxic death food of doom that will turn your child into a mutant". Simply labeling it isn't giving people the chance to make an informed decision -- it's merely scaring them with the unknown.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Auri-El on April 13, 2012, 11:35:15 pm
Isn't genetically modified food just a sped-up version of selective breeding?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Smurfette Principle on April 13, 2012, 11:47:09 pm
Basically. The bit where it becomes a problem is where you have GMO crops that are genetically modified to have dud seeds, forcing farmers to buy new seeds every year, which is expensive. Also they can mess up weeds, because GMO crops are often resistant to pesticide (which allows farmers to use more, which is bad) and then cross-pollination causes the weeds to also be resistant, which means you have to modify the crops again or use more pesticide. That's when it's bad.

Good things: rice that has Vitamin A and other nutrients so that people can have nutritious food in poor countries, crops that yield more which means more food for everyone, vaccinations in the form of food, and all other sorts of things. The idea of "frankenfood" is bullshit - however, GMO crops have upsides and downsides.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on April 13, 2012, 11:56:07 pm
Another problem is that the GMO crops can become too homogenized, which makes them an easy target for an advanced pest or biological weapon.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on April 14, 2012, 12:41:58 am
Yeah, the genetic weakness is a major problem for GM food. (But then again, the same thing can be said about maize since it can't seed itself without intervention.) It's why you need to develop heterogeneous kinds of crops. But it's absurd that people want to ban them for largely unscientific reason.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on April 14, 2012, 04:15:21 am
GM food is hardly without its issues. Unfortunately, the issues that anti-GM activists whine about are not the issues that actually exist.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: e13 on April 14, 2012, 09:26:22 am
GM food is hardly without its issues. Unfortunately, the issues that anti-GM activists whine about are not the issues that actually exist.
Well, the real issues are something that can be worked with and planned around, thus keeping GM foods on the market. We can't have that!  ::)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on April 14, 2012, 10:49:32 pm
I don't really have a problem with people knowing whether or not the food they eat is genetically modified. My issue is with the bullshit misinformation being spread around, making this sound like creepy "frankenfood" rather than what it really is, and turning "genetically modified" into the equivalent of "toxic death food of doom that will turn your child into a mutant". Simply labeling it isn't giving people the chance to make an informed decision -- it's merely scaring them with the unknown.

But...science is scary!

Also, you're a woman, so, uh...why tha hell aren't you in the kitchen?  [/asshole]
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on April 14, 2012, 11:44:40 pm

Well, anti-GMO sentiment can come from the left or the libertarian/conspiracy theorist right. As far as I'm concerned, since there's no proven health danger from eating GMO food, companies shouldn't be forced to distinguish it from non-GMO crops. They can if they want to, but it's not something that needs to be mandated. If a consumer wants to know for sure, they can do their own research or maybe just ask the company themselves.

A libertarian probably wouldn't want mandates on foods, and would probably say it's the government that is doing it and we should let businesses do what they want. I don't necessarily have a problem with GM crops being labeled.

Shows a lot when SPUSA's platform calls to make GMOs illegal.

Isn't genetically modified food just a sped-up version of selective breeding?

Not really. A strawberry is never going to have pig genes no matter how much you breed it.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MadCatTLX on April 15, 2012, 12:37:06 am

Well, anti-GMO sentiment can come from the left or the libertarian/conspiracy theorist right. As far as I'm concerned, since there's no proven health danger from eating GMO food, companies shouldn't be forced to distinguish it from non-GMO crops. They can if they want to, but it's not something that needs to be mandated. If a consumer wants to know for sure, they can do their own research or maybe just ask the company themselves.

A libertarian probably wouldn't want mandates on foods, and would probably say it's the government that is doing it and we should let businesses do what they want. I don't necessarily have a problem with GM crops being labeled.

Shows a lot when SPUSA's platform calls to make GMOs illegal.

Isn't genetically modified food just a sped-up version of selective breeding?

Not really. A strawberry is never going to have pig genes no matter how much you breed it.

I have to ask, why the hell does a strawberry need pig genes?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on April 15, 2012, 12:51:46 am
To make it taste like bacon?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on April 15, 2012, 01:03:34 am
You insert a set of genes for a certain property, to give the crops an advantage. If animal X happens to have genes for this property (say, thriving in drought conditions), you splice those with your crops. Think of how the genes from certain types of bacteria have been used to make glowing fish and whatnot -- it's the same thing, but with practical results. It's not like they're making a true plant-pig hybrid (although bacon-flavoured veggies would rule), just using a small number of pig genes.

The actually process is way more complicated than I'm making it sound, but that's the gist.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on April 15, 2012, 01:49:18 am
Wait a minute...glowing fish isn't a practical use of gene modification technology?  Imagine the raves you could have with an aquarium full of those bastards!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on April 15, 2012, 01:52:42 am
I know Japan has fun with them glowing fish critters.   Trippy!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: StallChaser on April 15, 2012, 02:52:55 am
Wait a minute...glowing fish isn't a practical use of gene modification technology?  Imagine the raves you could have with an aquarium full of those bastards!

I think tying them on strings and spinning them would be animal cruelty, so there's still a need for regular glowsticks.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on April 15, 2012, 11:21:36 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/577248_334859913243054_119640064765041_933331_1341707905_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on April 15, 2012, 11:27:43 pm
I though the fossils were planted by satan to make us question our faith in God.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MadCatTLX on April 15, 2012, 11:29:06 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/577248_334859913243054_119640064765041_933331_1341707905_n.jpg)

The fossils say the opposite. That is a nice triceratops skull though :P.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Jodie on April 16, 2012, 08:58:08 am
Evolution is a fairy tale for grown-ups?

That's a shiney mirror you have there, religious person.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ironbite on April 16, 2012, 12:10:07 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/577248_334859913243054_119640064765041_933331_1341707905_n.jpg)

....oh boy my brain just broke again!  TIME FOR THE RAMPAGING!

Ironbite-*cackles madly as he vanishes into the night that is broken by explosions*
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 16, 2012, 07:31:30 pm
What fossils are against evolution?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MisterMuncher on April 16, 2012, 08:32:41 pm
I consider a wee Christian fish badge on a car a sign to handle it with care, as the drivers of same tend toward the lower end of the driving skill/ highway code knowledge/ cyclist friendly pool

If I seen that coming, I'd get myself into the next county sharpish.

(Anecdotally. In my time, I reckon I've nailed the "problem road users by decoration" thing quite well. Basically, anyone using a car as an advert for their beliefs or a fashion accessory is best avoided. And pretty much anyone in a Hyundai Accent, small Vauxhall vans, brightly coloured french hatchbacks. And definitely any business-sponsored SMaRT, MINI, Fiat 500 or suchlike. By comparison, the perennial bugbears of motorists, like Beemers, Mercs, SUVs tend to stay the fuck away from me. Perhaps I look like my sideburns would scratch their paintwork).
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Deus ex Populo on April 16, 2012, 11:05:59 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/Sve8h.jpg)

"Big Ass Misteak [sic]" indeed.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on April 16, 2012, 11:21:26 pm
Misteak...not quite as good as proper steak, but it serves its purpose.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on April 17, 2012, 12:27:52 am
Mmmmmm... misteak *Drools*
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 17, 2012, 03:16:18 am
I consider a wee Christian fish badge on a car a sign to handle it with care, as the drivers of same tend toward the lower end of the driving skill/ highway code knowledge/ cyclist friendly pool

If I seen that coming, I'd get myself into the next county sharpish.

(Anecdotally. In my time, I reckon I've nailed the "problem road users by decoration" thing quite well. Basically, anyone using a car as an advert for their beliefs or a fashion accessory is best avoided. And pretty much anyone in a Hyundai Accent, small Vauxhall vans, brightly coloured french hatchbacks. And definitely any business-sponsored SMaRT, MINI, Fiat 500 or suchlike. By comparison, the perennial bugbears of motorists, like Beemers, Mercs, SUVs tend to stay the fuck away from me. Perhaps I look like my sideburns would scratch their paintwork).

The only things I have on my car now are:

1) A POW/MIA ribbon. Now, some people think there's no point to them. But it means a lot to me considering I've known some POWs. It isn't some platitude like 'support our troops'. It's true blue emotion and belief about how I want our POWs and MIAs home, safe and sound. But I won't get any further into that debate.
2) A 'runs on caffeine' magnet from Think Geek. It might have a tinge of comedy considering I drive an SUV.

Plus, I like to think I drive responsibly for someone in an SUV. ;)

As for 'misteak'. Wow.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Vypernight on April 17, 2012, 06:38:15 am
Where I live, it seems like the more political and/or religious the bumper stickers, the worst the driver.  Unfortunately, this applies to the anti and pro Obama ones as well.  The ones who actually use turn signals and observe stop signs and red lights have stuff like, "Coexist," "Save the Strippers," or a tattoo company as bumper stickers.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Meshakhad on April 17, 2012, 01:19:01 pm
I have a Penn State bumper sticker, which is mostly my brother reminding me that the car is technically ours to share, although he's off at, well, Penn State, and I'm here.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on April 17, 2012, 03:12:38 pm
Now from Australia: (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FefEAcM95u0/T4wPCvkPiuI/AAAAAAABVig/6lEwQl9OuDU/s1600/IslamicCancer2.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Her3tiK on April 17, 2012, 04:10:34 pm
You should see the 'kiss-ins' (http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2012/04/17/the-effectiveness-of-kiss-ins/) that were staged to protest their protest. Nothing like gay dudes making out to piss off extremists.

And make us straight folk slightly uncomfortable XD
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: myusername on April 17, 2012, 05:05:15 pm
Now from Australia: (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FefEAcM95u0/T4wPCvkPiuI/AAAAAAABVig/6lEwQl9OuDU/s1600/IslamicCancer2.jpg)

What's Athiesm???
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on April 17, 2012, 06:18:27 pm
1) A POW/MIA ribbon. Now, some people think there's no point to them. But it means a lot to me considering I've known some POWs. It isn't some platitude like 'support our troops'. It's true blue emotion and belief about how I want our POWs and MIAs home, safe and sound. But I won't get any further into that debate.

My understanding of the POW/MIA thing is that it's a conspiracy theory about the Vietnamese government.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Smurfette Principle on April 17, 2012, 06:39:25 pm
1) A POW/MIA ribbon. Now, some people think there's no point to them. But it means a lot to me considering I've known some POWs. It isn't some platitude like 'support our troops'. It's true blue emotion and belief about how I want our POWs and MIAs home, safe and sound. But I won't get any further into that debate.

My understanding of the POW/MIA thing is that it's a conspiracy theory about the Vietnamese government.

...how? We know for a fact that people get captured by enemy forces. That's how war works.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: TheL on April 17, 2012, 07:18:39 pm
I consider a wee Christian fish badge on a car a sign to handle it with care, as the drivers of same tend toward the lower end of the driving skill/ highway code knowledge/ cyclist friendly pool

If I seen that coming, I'd get myself into the next county sharpish.

(Anecdotally. In my time, I reckon I've nailed the "problem road users by decoration" thing quite well. Basically, anyone using a car as an advert for their beliefs or a fashion accessory is best avoided. And pretty much anyone in a Hyundai Accent, small Vauxhall vans, brightly coloured french hatchbacks. And definitely any business-sponsored SMaRT, MINI, Fiat 500 or suchlike. By comparison, the perennial bugbears of motorists, like Beemers, Mercs, SUVs tend to stay the fuck away from me. Perhaps I look like my sideburns would scratch their paintwork).

...I drive a Hyundai Accent. :<  With an "I <3 My Poodle" magnet.  I'm tempted to get a "Coexist" bumper sticker, but I'm not sure how the blue would match with a powder-blue paint job.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SimSim on April 17, 2012, 07:58:16 pm
1) A POW/MIA ribbon. Now, some people think there's no point to them. But it means a lot to me considering I've known some POWs. It isn't some platitude like 'support our troops'. It's true blue emotion and belief about how I want our POWs and MIAs home, safe and sound. But I won't get any further into that debate.

My understanding of the POW/MIA thing is that it's a conspiracy theory about the Vietnamese government.

...how? We know for a fact that people get captured by enemy forces. That's how war works.
There are rumors that the North Vietnamese government turned some American POWs over to the Soviet Union and they were never seen again. There are also rumors that the North Vietnamese government didn't return all living American POWs.

As for the validity of the rumors, I have no idea.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 17, 2012, 08:33:08 pm
And this pertains to my bumper sticker, which I plainly said was because I knew POWs, how?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SimSim on April 17, 2012, 08:51:55 pm
Thread drift.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on April 17, 2012, 09:20:11 pm
And this pertains to my bumper sticker, which I plainly said was because I knew POWs, how?

He's probably a conspiracy theorist.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 17, 2012, 10:04:12 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1ocwhvKNh1rrx8p2o1_500.jpg)

Not a protest sign, but Tyson chicken for $2? I don't think Wal Mart's prices are that low.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ironbite on April 17, 2012, 10:09:36 pm
They're not.

Ironbite-anywhere.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 17, 2012, 10:10:37 pm
It's like these people think there are 36 hours in the day of someone who's poor.

When you're finished working two jobs, sometimes you don't have TIME to cook up a nice healthy meal... sometimes, you need a pre-cooked meal made by someone other than yourself.

Not to mention the energy needed.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MadCatTLX on April 17, 2012, 10:18:47 pm
It's like these people think there are 36 hours in the day of someone who's poor.

When you're finished working two jobs, sometimes you don't have TIME to cook up a nice healthy meal... sometimes, you need a pre-cooked meal made by someone other than yourself.

Not to mention the energy needed.

Well they should have thought about that before getting two jobs now shouldn't they? /1%
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Quasirodent on April 18, 2012, 12:37:32 am
Where do these people shop!?
Here?
Chicken breasts (boneless/skinless) averages around $6/lb.
3 litres (.79 gallon) of milk - $5
10 lbs potatoes - $8
1 lb of peaches - $2-5 (seasonal)
1 lb ground beef - $4
2 lbs frozen peas - $3
8 ears of corn - $3-6 (seasonal)
Big tub of yogurt - $5
Can of oats - $4
1 lb kidney beans - $3

Total is roughly $45
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 18, 2012, 02:41:37 am
And this pertains to my bumper sticker, which I plainly said was because I knew POWs, how?

He's probably a conspiracy theorist.

I was talking to you both, dingbat.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on April 18, 2012, 03:19:46 am
And this pertains to my bumper sticker, which I plainly said was because I knew POWs, how?

He's probably a conspiracy theorist.

I was talking to you both, dingbat.

The POW/MIA think is largely a conspiracy theory sticker. So putting it on your car might give the wrong impression. Two American soldiers are currently POWs.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 18, 2012, 05:47:42 am
Is that so?

(http://www.americanroadmagazine.com/zencart/images/rib9.jpg)

That's the exact ribbon I have on my car. I see nothing conspiracy theory-y about it... And I've had it on my car for who knows how long.

But of course, I'm not really 'up' on my conspiracies anymore these days.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kit Walker on April 18, 2012, 07:18:12 am
Is that so?

That's the exact ribbon I have on my car. I see nothing conspiracy theory-y about it... And I've had it on my car for who knows how long.

But of course, I'm not really 'up' on my conspiracies anymore these days.

Going by Rational Wiki, the conspiracy theory was at its height in the 80's. There was a time where that black ribbon or flag being flown often meant that the person who had it believed that Americans POWs were still being held in Vietnam. Now, since we've gotten involved in wars again and have normalized relations with Vietnam, it seems that it is drifting toward a more general meaning.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on April 18, 2012, 09:21:51 am
Yeah, that's the conspiracy theory sticker.

The funny part is that there are a lot more MIA soldiers from WW2 than 'Nam, Where are the Germans and Japanese hiding them?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Bezron on April 18, 2012, 10:22:30 am
Yeah, that's the conspiracy theory sticker.

The funny part is that there are a lot more MIA soldiers from WW2 than 'Nam, Where are the Germans and Japanese hiding them?

As Kit mentioned, it's drifted back to a more general meaning, as in support for those who were POW and MIA.

The whole thing originally stemmed from the fact that Vietnam was the most brutal war and different war that we had fought.  It was in a terrain that we had almost no way to train for and was against people who were literally willing to do anything to win.  That doesn't even take into account the fact that many of those people saw us as interlopers trying to take their homes.

It was also the first conflict that we, as a country, could point to as a clear loss.  Therefore, many people believed that we left quite a few people behind to rot in POW camps.  My dad was in Nam, so he got pretty into the movement in the 80s.  He did admit that there was a large amount of conspiracy theory behind it, but he also said that you couldn't rule out the fact that there may be people still there.  Also, it was pretty huge with biker culture.  We used to go to bike and skydiving rallies and there was almost always a POW speaker (or at least major presence) and literature.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: TheL on April 18, 2012, 07:24:56 pm
It was also the first conflict that we, as a country, could point to as a clear loss.

War of 1812.  Not only did the British burn down the presidential mansion, we also managed nothing more than a restoration of the status quo ante bellum.  We did not win that war.  You'll notice that history classes love to play up the Battle of New Orleans, which, despite being an awesome battle with a funny song written about it, had no effect on the outcome of the war, since it was fought AFTER the treaty was signed, but before the generals involved got the news.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on April 18, 2012, 08:12:13 pm
Quote from: Bezron link=topic=20.msg49809#msg49809 date=1334758950 It was also the first conflict that we, as a country, could point to as a clear loss. [/quote

Some Americans regard the civil war as a loss /offtopic.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 18, 2012, 09:41:10 pm
Yeah, that's the conspiracy theory sticker.

The funny part is that there are a lot more MIA soldiers from WW2 than 'Nam, Where are the Germans and Japanese hiding them?

I still don't see how since we damn well know we have POWs and MIAs in the middle east... But okay. Maybe if it had been in another time and place, I would see where the whole thing is coming from. Also, the ribbon thing is kinda newer than the conspiracy itself.

Dammit this is exactly why I said I didn't want to get into the politics of it. >_>

Here, on-topic:
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0tzk9xT9d1qkx16go1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Her3tiK on April 18, 2012, 09:53:07 pm
Here, on-topic:
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0tzk9xT9d1qkx16go1_500.jpg)
Awwww.... it's so cute when they do that.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on April 18, 2012, 09:53:37 pm
Here, on-topic:
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0tzk9xT9d1qkx16go1_500.jpg)

Ah! Classics.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on April 18, 2012, 10:02:54 pm
Maybe if it had been in another time and place, I would see where the whole thing is coming from.

Basically this. It is about prior context. That is all.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on April 18, 2012, 10:23:10 pm
It was also the first conflict that we, as a country, could point to as a clear loss.

War of 1812.  Not only did the British burn down the presidential mansion, we also managed nothing more than a restoration of the status quo ante bellum.  We did not win that war.  You'll notice that history classes love to play up the Battle of New Orleans, which, despite being an awesome battle with a funny song written about it, had no effect on the outcome of the war, since it was fought AFTER the treaty was signed, but before the generals involved got the news.

This. People also forget that initially, the US tried to invade Canada and failed. But it's sugared so we don't look like the aggressor (that isn't to say the British wasn't also doing wrong by kidnapping our sailor, but that it's a lot grayer than people think.)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on April 18, 2012, 10:33:47 pm
It was also the first conflict that we, as a country, could point to as a clear loss.

War of 1812.  Not only did the British burn down the presidential mansion, we also managed nothing more than a restoration of the status quo ante bellum.  We did not win that war.  You'll notice that history classes love to play up the Battle of New Orleans, which, despite being an awesome battle with a funny song written about it, had no effect on the outcome of the war, since it was fought AFTER the treaty was signed, but before the generals involved got the news.

This. People also forget that initially, the US tried to invade Canada and failed. But it's sugared so we don't look like the aggressor (that isn't to say the British wasn't also doing wrong by kidnapping our sailor, but that it's a lot grayer than people think.)

The Canadian kids I know totally like to rub in my face that they burned down the White House, but neglect to mention the fact that they were only doing it because they were Britain's bitch at the time.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on April 18, 2012, 10:48:59 pm
But we acted as their bitch in the single most awesome way we possibly could.

Say, that's a lovely new White House you have there. Would be a shame if something happened to it... again.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on April 19, 2012, 12:05:10 am
Come now children, the war is over.  Canucks, go back to your hockey and curling, and you Yanks go back to cleaning your guns.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Her3tiK on April 19, 2012, 12:07:51 am
Come now children, the war is over.  Canucks, go back to your hockey and curling, and you Yanks go back to cleaning your guns.
But if we clean them we'll need to use them again.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on April 19, 2012, 12:23:32 am
Shhh!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: davedan on April 19, 2012, 01:05:00 am


Sorry wrong thread - don't mind me - nothing to see here.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 19, 2012, 03:27:16 am
But we acted as their bitch in the single most awesome way we possibly could.

Say, that's a lovely new White House you have there. Would be a shame if something happened to it... again.

This White House?
(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111102020939/fallout/images/thumb/2/28/White_House.jpg/497px-White_House.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on April 19, 2012, 09:24:50 am


Sorry wrong thread - don't mind me - nothing to see here.

Glad I'm not the only one who does this.

But we acted as their bitch in the single most awesome way we possibly could.

Say, that's a lovely new White House you have there. Would be a shame if something happened to it... again.

This White House?
(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111102020939/fallout/images/thumb/2/28/White_House.jpg/497px-White_House.jpg)

SOON
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 19, 2012, 01:35:19 pm
...Yes. Soon.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on April 19, 2012, 06:31:59 pm
Now watch as Shane gets a visit from Homeland Security.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Her3tiK on April 19, 2012, 08:44:18 pm
Now watch as Shane gets a visit from Homeland Security.
You'll just be kidnapped and sent to a CIA black site somewhere.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kristine on April 19, 2012, 09:22:57 pm
(http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc170/mhoodnc/renig-2.gif)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on April 19, 2012, 09:47:10 pm
I knew you Canucks were untrustworthy! You're too polite!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MadCatTLX on April 19, 2012, 09:50:47 pm
(http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc170/mhoodnc/renig-2.gif)

I didn't realize that sticker was still alive. Damn.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 20, 2012, 04:31:06 am
Now watch as Shane gets a visit from Homeland Security.

I'm not sure they'll make that same mistake again (http://www.1up.com/news/fallout-3-art-terrorist-video).
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: erictheblue on April 20, 2012, 07:58:31 am
I'm not sure they'll make that same mistake again (http://www.1up.com/news/fallout-3-art-terrorist-video).

I may have told this story before. If so, sorry...

The DC Metro allows companies to purchase advertising "themes," which allows the companies to put images on station walls, buses, and the pylons in stations. Bethesda had their Fallout 3 theme put up the week of the game's release, with multiple images from the game. All pictures were clearly marked with "Fallout 3" and Bethesda Studios.

Not long after, there was a letter to the editor in the Washington Post from someone complaining about the theme because "we had a terrorist attack here not long ago and people walking through Metro should not be forced to look at images of a bombed out DC." I don't remember if the author claimed the images were from terrorist attacks on DC or not. I think the author knew Fallout 3 is a game, but was just upset the images were all over the DC area.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on April 20, 2012, 02:54:30 pm
Part of the reason why I hope Obama wins again is because racist tears taste so good.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 20, 2012, 04:17:36 pm
I'm not sure they'll make that same mistake again (http://www.1up.com/news/fallout-3-art-terrorist-video).

I may have told this story before. If so, sorry...

The DC Metro allows companies to purchase advertising "themes," which allows the companies to put images on station walls, buses, and the pylons in stations. Bethesda had their Fallout 3 theme put up the week of the game's release, with multiple images from the game. All pictures were clearly marked with "Fallout 3" and Bethesda Studios.

Not long after, there was a letter to the editor in the Washington Post from someone complaining about the theme because "we had a terrorist attack here not long ago and people walking through Metro should not be forced to look at images of a bombed out DC." I don't remember if the author claimed the images were from terrorist attacks on DC or not. I think the author knew Fallout 3 is a game, but was just upset the images were all over the DC area.

Understandably so. Fallout 3 was difficult for me to play since I grew up in and around the DC and Baltimore areas.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: erictheblue on April 20, 2012, 04:22:31 pm
Understandably so. Fallout 3 was difficult for me to play since I grew up in and around the DC and Baltimore areas.

Different strokes. I was living in the DC area at the time I wandered around trying to figure out where my apartment would be.  ;D
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ironbite on April 20, 2012, 06:42:00 pm
That's nothing.  I kept wandering around Fairfax trying to find my house.

Ironbite-never could find it's bombed out ruins.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 20, 2012, 07:45:04 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2r3jw1gLV1qcfoo3o1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 20, 2012, 07:51:01 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2r3jw1gLV1qcfoo3o1_500.jpg)

RAGE!!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on April 20, 2012, 08:11:53 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2r3jw1gLV1qcfoo3o1_500.jpg)
My response? I support Wisconsin. It’s up to the governor to decide if he does likewise.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on April 20, 2012, 08:51:00 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2r3jw1gLV1qcfoo3o1_500.jpg)
I'm sure Governer is a nice guy governor not so mucb
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Prophet Mohammed (PBUM) on April 21, 2012, 04:19:28 pm
(http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg220/scaled.php?server=220&filename=14892332555682084522210.jpg&res=landing)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on April 21, 2012, 04:21:30 pm
(http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg220/scaled.php?server=220&filename=14892332555682084522210.jpg&res=landing)

Men are not flies. Man can choose not to rape. And it's completely ignoring the fact that women in full Islamic garb are still subjected to rape. Once more, this prove that misandry is misogyny and vise versa.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on April 21, 2012, 04:22:27 pm
Cuz heaven forbid men have to keep it in their pants otherwise.  Are they THAT weak-willed?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Quasirodent on April 21, 2012, 04:34:49 pm
Can we get a translation of the 'flies' billboard?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Prophet Mohammed (PBUM) on April 21, 2012, 04:57:46 pm
Can we get a translation of the 'flies' billboard?

There's already a translation underneath the Arabic - "Veil is security".
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on April 21, 2012, 04:58:42 pm
Can we get a translation of the 'flies' billboard?

It's an Egyptian campaign telling women to cover up to prevent rape. Here is one of the earlier incarnations: http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2010/05/who_are_you_calling_a_fly.php
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 21, 2012, 05:29:15 pm
They do relize that the rapist doesn't give a fuck about what the victim is wearing, right?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ironbite on April 21, 2012, 05:32:25 pm
They do relize that the rapist doesn't give a fuck about what the victim is wearing, right?

Even if they did I don't think they care as women led man to original sin.

Ironbite-don't you read your babble?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on April 21, 2012, 05:37:14 pm
They do relize that the rapist doesn't give a fuck about what the victim is wearing, right?

If they do, they certainly don’t think the people they are addressing this to do. There’s gotta be someone who thinks what the victim is wearing makes a difference, or that argument wouldn’t be used all the fucking time!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Quasirodent on April 21, 2012, 08:27:27 pm
Can we get a translation of the 'flies' billboard?

There's already a translation underneath the Arabic - "Veil is security".

*squints*  So there isss... I didn't see that.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on April 22, 2012, 12:58:51 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/306541_352814894764573_243300992382631_1072564_1945838081_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Askold on April 22, 2012, 01:30:23 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/306541_352814894764573_243300992382631_1072564_1945838081_n.jpg)

EDIT: Because of the new page I added the pic.

So, I googled the term "cotton ceiling" and most of the things I found were blog posts where the writers were explaining how they don't think trans women are REAL women and should not be considered so.

They all did start the post with "I'm not transphobic" or "at the risk of sounding transphobic" so, yay for additional irony. (Just once I'd like to have someone start a conversation with I'm not racist/bigot/homophobe/etc. and then prove that the claim IS true.)

One post did claim that the term cotton ceiling refers to the panties of an lesbian and simply means the fact that lesbians don't want to have sex with men.

Although in that case I really don't get what Lexikon's pic is supposed to mean. (Is it supposed to be ironic?)


Ps. On the subject of "cotton ceiling" On one hand, demanding that a person should have sex with you just because you are of the gender/sex that the other person's orientation should prefer is not cool. If I walk up to an random hetero-woman and demand that she should have sex with me because I am a man it would not be "ok," since, you know, people have a right to decide who they fuck. Besides it takes more than gender for sexual attraction. (appearance, personality, etc.)

On the other hand... Those on the other side of the debate did not reply with "What if that particular lesbian just isn't attracted to you." Their reply is "We won't have sex with any transwomen since you aren't real women." Or as one person said: "Sit down, shut up, and read a book (or a blog). We will be over here, having fabulous queer sex without you." (In other context that would be a cool statement.)

Sorry about the rant.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on April 22, 2012, 01:46:58 am
"men" meaning MTF transsexuals.

Basically Planned Parenthood tried to organize a meeting trying to help MtF transexuals to get into relationships, and cue a bunch of radfems screaming that it was rape.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Askold on April 22, 2012, 02:00:38 am
"men" meaning MTF transsexuals.

Basically Planned Parenthood tried to organize a meeting trying to help MtF transexuals to get into relationships, and cue a bunch of radfems screaming that it was rape.

So I actually was on topic?!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 22, 2012, 02:20:13 am
MTF people are not men.  They are women.

It's not about "curing lesbians".  It's about being your true self, making your body match who you really are.  Sometimes, these transwomen are lesbians.  It happens.

Fuck it... -_-
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MadCatTLX on April 22, 2012, 02:29:02 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/306541_352814894764573_243300992382631_1072564_1945838081_n.jpg)

I thought "curing lesbians" meant a guy raping them to make them straight. I've never understood the logic of that. There's also straight guys who rape gay guys to turn them straight. How the hell does that make any sense at all?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 22, 2012, 03:29:54 am
MTF people are not men.  They are women.

It's not about "curing lesbians".  It's about being your true self, making your body match who you really are.  Sometimes, these transwomen are lesbians.  It happens.

Fuck it... -_-

On the same token, some people think FTMs are trying to destroy feminism and taking advantage of patriarchy to get a 'higher place in society'. I don't understand any of that logic, myself. Said FTMs can also 'become' gay males.

As for 'curing lesbians' by raping them... yeah. That's some really funky logic and heartbreaking.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: TenfoldMaquette on April 22, 2012, 09:16:39 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/306541_352814894764573_243300992382631_1072564_1945838081_n.jpg)

I thought "curing lesbians" meant a guy raping them to make them straight. I've never understood the logic of that.

The train of thought here is that MtF transsexuals are still men, and thus by trying to enter into a lesbian relationship they are corrupting it by sneaking their "male-ness" in under the lie of presenting themselves as female to a prospective partner. Since lesbians, pretty much by definition, don't want to have sex with men, there is this sentiment that it's just another covert attempt to force them into a straight (male-female) partnership against their will, and is thus identical to a "normal" straight man raping them straight.

It's a horrible convoluted and insulting mess of a conclusion, and I most certainly do not agree with it in any capacity.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: chad sexington on April 22, 2012, 09:58:05 am
(http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg220/scaled.php?server=220&filename=14892332555682084522210.jpg&res=landing)

Response to this, response to all modesty ads:
(http://i.imgur.com/Ulkdy.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Quasirodent on April 22, 2012, 11:08:05 am
Ok, this time I really DO need a translation.  What's going on in the breastfeeding picture?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: erictheblue on April 22, 2012, 11:52:12 am
Ok, this time I really DO need a translation.  What's going on in the breastfeeding picture?

Looks like the man is just talking to the woman, even though she has her breast out. Contrast to the two men turning around to look at the woman in a burka.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on April 22, 2012, 12:15:33 pm
Ok, this time I really DO need a translation.  What's going on in the breastfeeding picture?

Looks like the man is just talking to the woman, even though she has her breast out. Contrast to the two men turning around to look at the woman in a burka.

Took me a moment to notice those to men’s cycle was stopped. Kinda took all the fun out of imagining them hitting a parked car because they were too busy ogling the lady to pay attention to what was ahead of them.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kit Walker on April 22, 2012, 02:18:17 pm
Looks like the man is just talking to the woman, even though she has her breast out. Contrast to the two men turning around to look at the woman in a burka.

Slightly undercut by the man behind him who might be looking at her boob.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 22, 2012, 02:39:45 pm
How the hell can you perv over a woman in burka?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Her3tiK on April 22, 2012, 02:45:10 pm
How the hell can you perv over a woman in burka?
Ankles were risque at one point in Western history. Same logic.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kit Walker on April 22, 2012, 03:03:23 pm
How the hell can you perv over a woman in burka?
Ankles were risque at one point in Western history. Same logic.

DAT FOOT.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 22, 2012, 04:17:36 pm
How the hell can you perv over a woman in burka?


Very easily.

When a lot is left to the imagination...
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: TheL on April 22, 2012, 08:06:47 pm
It was also the first conflict that we, as a country, could point to as a clear loss.

War of 1812.  Not only did the British burn down the presidential mansion, we also managed nothing more than a restoration of the status quo ante bellum.  We did not win that war.  You'll notice that history classes love to play up the Battle of New Orleans, which, despite being an awesome battle with a funny song written about it, had no effect on the outcome of the war, since it was fought AFTER the treaty was signed, but before the generals involved got the news.

This. People also forget that initially, the US tried to invade Canada and failed. But it's sugared so we don't look like the aggressor (that isn't to say the British wasn't also doing wrong by kidnapping our sailor, but that it's a lot grayer than people think.)

The Canadian kids I know totally like to rub in my face that they burned down the White House, but neglect to mention the fact that they were only doing it because they were Britain's bitch at the time.

It's probably unpatriotic of me to like having 1812 rubbed in my face (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ety2FEHQgwM), but sometimes it's done humorously.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on April 22, 2012, 08:14:31 pm
It's probably unpatriotic of me to like having 1812 rubbed in my face (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ety2FEHQgwM), but sometimes it's done humorously.

I think we Americans kinda need that sort of reality check a little more often, really.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Igor on April 22, 2012, 08:20:45 pm
It's probably unpatriotic of me to like having 1812 rubbed in my face (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ety2FEHQgwM), but sometimes it's done humorously.
cuz it burned burned burned, and we're the ones that did it~

By the way I'm not trying to be an asshole by quoting the song there, I would assume you guys have a sense of humour about these kinds of things. As a Canadian, I get to hear jokes about my country all the time, feels good to joke back for once... but I'm off-topic.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ironbite on April 22, 2012, 08:57:32 pm
It was also the first conflict that we, as a country, could point to as a clear loss.

War of 1812.  Not only did the British burn down the presidential mansion, we also managed nothing more than a restoration of the status quo ante bellum.  We did not win that war.  You'll notice that history classes love to play up the Battle of New Orleans, which, despite being an awesome battle with a funny song written about it, had no effect on the outcome of the war, since it was fought AFTER the treaty was signed, but before the generals involved got the news.

This. People also forget that initially, the US tried to invade Canada and failed. But it's sugared so we don't look like the aggressor (that isn't to say the British wasn't also doing wrong by kidnapping our sailor, but that it's a lot grayer than people think.)

The Canadian kids I know totally like to rub in my face that they burned down the White House, but neglect to mention the fact that they were only doing it because they were Britain's bitch at the time.

It's probably unpatriotic of me to like having 1812 rubbed in my face (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ety2FEHQgwM), but sometimes it's done humorously.

Yeah rub that historical fact in my face.  It makes me feel all tingly.

Ironbite-I'M SORRY I'M SORRY!  I COULDN'T HELP IT!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: e13 on April 23, 2012, 01:20:20 am
How the hell can you perv over a woman in burka?


Very easily.

When a lot is left to the imagination...
As long as we keep blaming women for, well, existing, men will always find something to perv over, and it will never be their fault for what they do afterwards.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 23, 2012, 07:48:55 am
Old protest sign is old but...

(http://gamepodunk.ipbhost.com/uploads/gallery/album_6/gallery_5_6_11560.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on April 23, 2012, 10:04:00 am
Aren't those from a protest which was staged for marketing? Or is that another on all together?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on April 23, 2012, 11:13:11 am
Aren't those from a protest which was staged for marketing? Or is that another on all together?
Yeah it was this fake thing proving that EA marketers have the maturity of 5 year olds
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on April 23, 2012, 12:31:17 pm
Well, there are some real ones now since the Florida Family Association has called for people to protest EA for including homosexuality.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on April 23, 2012, 12:51:38 pm
Hey, EA made some decent NASCAR games... IMHO...
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ironbite on April 23, 2012, 02:04:50 pm
A phrase that should never ever be uttered.

Ironbite-decent NASCAR game?  Seriously?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on April 23, 2012, 02:12:28 pm
Well... I AM me, you know...  *Points to custom title*  *Shrugs*
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 23, 2012, 04:51:57 pm
Well, there are some real ones now since the Florida Family Association has called for people to protest EA for including homosexuality.

Which seems to be the only thing that EA has done right.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Quasirodent on April 23, 2012, 05:59:49 pm
I'm starting to think Burkas do prettymuch the opposite of what they're supposed to - rather than protect and hide, they're almost a fetishistic thing that allows men to imagine they're surrounded by idealized, perfect women just waiting to be unwrapped like the candy in the ads.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on April 23, 2012, 06:06:13 pm
Guys those are niquabs burkas cover the whole face.  I thought the idea was in theroy to block out sunlight
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 23, 2012, 08:38:36 pm
Well, there are some real ones now since the Florida Family Association has called for people to protest EA for including homosexuality.

Yeah, I didn't know which that was for. lol
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kristine on April 24, 2012, 01:05:17 am
Guys those are niquabs burkas cover the whole face.  I thought the idea was in theroy to block out sunlight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpH83Vi7b9E
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: OscarApollo on April 24, 2012, 12:16:10 pm
MTF people are not men.  They are women.

It's not about "curing lesbians".  It's about being your true self, making your body match who you really are.  Sometimes, these transwomen are lesbians.  It happens.

Fuck it... -_-

On the same token, some people think FTMs are trying to destroy feminism and taking advantage of patriarchy to get a 'higher place in society'. I don't understand any of that logic, myself.

They're trying to get to a more respected place in the social hierarchy...

... which is why they're transgendered, the most hated and neglected minority there is.

God damn these people are fuckwits.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on April 24, 2012, 12:49:34 pm
Making people adhere to a gender that they does not reflect their identity just seems counter feminist to me. We should move beyond second wave and into intersecting feminism.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 24, 2012, 03:21:13 pm
MTF people are not men.  They are women.

It's not about "curing lesbians".  It's about being your true self, making your body match who you really are.  Sometimes, these transwomen are lesbians.  It happens.

Fuck it... -_-

On the same token, some people think FTMs are trying to destroy feminism and taking advantage of patriarchy to get a 'higher place in society'. I don't understand any of that logic, myself.

They're trying to get to a more respected place in the social hierarchy...

... which is why they're transgendered, the most hated and neglected minority there is.

God damn these people are fuckwits.

Yep. They really are.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kit Walker on April 24, 2012, 05:15:34 pm
The Ms. Magazine blog had a quasi-bigoted (acknowledge the controversy as though it were valid type of thing) article and a pretty good response piece on the topic of trans feminism. The comments thread of both articles, particularly the pro-trans response, saw people objecting to the use of "cis", claims that trans folk were setting back the movement by reinforcing the gender binary, decrying the idea that "some women have a penis" (who's reinforcing the gender binary again?), and numerous other arguments that were rather privileged ("How dare you say that there's no universal experience for women! What about the menstrual cycle and childbirth? What about the threat of rape? You just don't understand womanhood.")

I bring this up only because damn, there's definitely a ceiling in the women's movement holding back trans people, regardless of what its made out of.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on April 24, 2012, 10:32:15 pm
(http://www.yourblackworld.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/6406White-House-Nigger-300x224.jpg)

If anyone is wondering the blurred out word is it's the N-word, here's the story (http://www.yourblackworld.net/2012/04/uncategorized/atlanta-bar-owner-posts-sign-calling-president-obama-a-ngger/)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Saturn500 on April 24, 2012, 10:40:59 pm
Pic doesn't show up.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MadCatTLX on April 24, 2012, 10:54:41 pm
(http://www.yourblackworld.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/6406White-House-Nigger-300x224.jpg)

If anyone is wondering the blurred out word is it's the N-word, here's the story (http://www.yourblackworld.net/2012/04/uncategorized/atlanta-bar-owner-posts-sign-calling-president-obama-a-ngger/)

I can't see pic, but the fact that it's named "White House Nigger" is very telling about what the content likely is. Is it bad that I've become rather used to people saying the N word in a offensive context? I thought the world had moved past blatant racism and at least made an attempt to hide it.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on April 24, 2012, 10:58:06 pm
Why is everyone having trouble seeing the pic, I can see it fine on my computer....
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kit Walker on April 24, 2012, 11:02:41 pm
It failed to show up the first time I looked, but now it shows up just fine.

While I abhor the sentiment, I like seeing it expressed so bluntly. If you're going to be a piece of shit racist, at least be "out of the closet" about it.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Quasirodent on April 25, 2012, 01:35:51 pm
(http://www.yourblackworld.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/6406White-House-Nigger-300x224.jpg)

If anyone is wondering the blurred out word is it's the N-word, here's the story (http://www.yourblackworld.net/2012/04/uncategorized/atlanta-bar-owner-posts-sign-calling-president-obama-a-ngger/)

What that story doesn't mention is that the bar is run by Klansmen, and has a site covered in proud racism, including a graphic of a blond boy (modeled after the Calvin image) urinating  on an African-American stereotype with Obama's face pasted on...  But they're not racist, no no.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Distind on April 25, 2012, 03:16:43 pm
As for anyone having issue with the image, it's your browser, it's trying to save you from the stupid.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on April 25, 2012, 05:56:11 pm
(http://www.yourblackworld.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/6406White-House-Nigger-300x224.jpg)

If anyone is wondering the blurred out word is it's the N-word, here's the story (http://www.yourblackworld.net/2012/04/uncategorized/atlanta-bar-owner-posts-sign-calling-president-obama-a-ngger/)

What that story doesn't mention is that the bar is run by Klansmen, and has a site covered in proud racism, including a graphic of a blond boy (modeled after the Calvin image) urinating  on an African-American stereotype with Obama's face pasted on...  But they're not racist, no no.

You're right this guy's an all around loud mouth racist douche...I found this joy of another sign the asshole had up a few years ago
(http://wonkette.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/obamanrig.jpg)
again the blurred out word is the N-word
and a sweet little advertisment for a Klan rally on stormfront (http://www.stormfront.org/forum/t457753/)...but he's not a racist he has a NAACP memership card and pictures of Mandela & MLK hanging in his bar (http://articles.nydailynews.com/2009-10-10/news/17936815_1_health-care-n-word-president-obama).
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Prophet Mohammed (PBUM) on April 27, 2012, 12:28:00 pm
From some kind of Welsh anti-windfarm protest:

(http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg827/scaled.php?server=827&filename=hytres.jpg&res=landing)
(http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg152/scaled.php?server=152&filename=kjhgtrez.jpg&res=landing)
(http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg233/scaled.php?server=233&filename=mhyt.jpg&res=landing)
(http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg607/scaled.php?server=607&filename=notbadu.jpg&res=landing)
(http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg267/scaled.php?server=267&filename=hgdk86t.jpg&res=landing)
(http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg715/scaled.php?server=715&filename=10800734.jpg&res=landing)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on April 27, 2012, 01:11:50 pm
Green colonialism? First I've heard that term.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 27, 2012, 01:51:20 pm
Maybe if you spent more than 5 minutes on your propaganda signs people might actually listen to you.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on April 27, 2012, 02:05:20 pm
One of those SHOULD have had an awesome red dragon on it.
Welsh my ass...  >:(
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: myusername on April 27, 2012, 02:11:45 pm
^ Those Welsh signs look like they were done in about 5 minutes by a 12 year old on MS Paint
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on April 27, 2012, 04:54:58 pm
And if they'd spent that time thinking through their complaint, it would never have been made.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Saturn500 on April 27, 2012, 05:37:51 pm
And if they'd spent that time thinking through their complaint, it would never have been made.

But that would require thinking, and we know how fundies are...
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Yla on April 28, 2012, 05:25:22 am
I like the term "Windmills of Mass Destruction". I disagree with it, it's hysterical, it's absurd, but I like absurd funny.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on April 28, 2012, 11:33:27 am
I like the term "Windmills of Mass Destruction". I disagree with it, it's hysterical, it's absurd, but I like absurd funny.

I think it falls into “Good Name For a Band” territory, myself.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kristine on April 28, 2012, 02:05:08 pm
really?  Why? - why does THAT matter now?
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2614/3912797069_b6e974a826.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on April 28, 2012, 02:36:41 pm
At that point, I think Obama should just whip it out.  Fix this shit in a jiffy.  Whipping it out solves all problems.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on April 28, 2012, 03:12:02 pm
His penis?


























Yes, I know what you really meant.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on April 28, 2012, 09:44:36 pm
I meant his cellphone, you sick fuck!

(No, I didn't!)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on April 28, 2012, 11:07:01 pm
I meant his cellphone, you sick fuck!

(No, I didn't!)

WAKKA WAKKA!  :-D
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on April 28, 2012, 11:58:22 pm
We have a great sense of camaraderie here at FSTDT.  :P
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on April 29, 2012, 12:13:11 am
It's why this place is so damn awesome.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ironbite on April 29, 2012, 12:54:04 am
That and the boobs.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Da Rat Bastid on April 29, 2012, 02:09:26 am
At that point, I think Obama should just whip it out.  Fix this shit in a jiffy.  Whipping it out solves all problems.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYlDbv7MqE8
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on April 29, 2012, 04:02:18 am
That and the boobs.

Saw this post out of context on the Recent Posts page and still found myself nodding in agreement.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on April 29, 2012, 09:55:16 pm
(https://d34f86ucm7d2ii.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/2012/04/wcdprotest.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on April 29, 2012, 10:34:09 pm
Are they claiming Andrew Breitbart can defy a fundamental law of the universe, and occupy more than one place at any given time?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 30, 2012, 01:17:37 am
It may be some "He lives on in our hearts" tripe.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on April 30, 2012, 02:12:43 am
Those images make Breitbart look like The Amazing Atheist.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: OscarApollo on April 30, 2012, 04:38:05 pm
Those images make Breitbart look like The Amazing Atheist.

Funny you should say that:

"I was actually sad that Andrew Breitbart died ... I guess it didn't really make me feel bad that he was dead, it just made me feel bad to know that it's pretty much gonna be the same reaction I'm gonna get when I die. The people who like me will be sad, and everybody fucking else will be like, 'good riddance to that fucking piece of shit'. I even read a comment that said, 'Now he's he dead, his anger and his hatred can die'. I'm like, 'YEAH- oh wait, I'm full of anger and hatred too. That's not good.' I even felt up to my hairline and I was like, 'Ah, look, losing my hair right there.' Oh, I'm getting old. I'm only 16 years away from 43. What if I die at 43 too? What if I die even sooner than 43? It'll be just like Andrew Breitbart, it'll be percieved the same way. Not by the same groups of people, but it's gonna be the same, because I'm the same kinda person, really. I'm an angry fuck, I yell a lot, I insult my opponents, I even retweet haters in the same way he did. I even sorta look like him, just a disheveled fuck."
- The Amazing Atheist
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on April 30, 2012, 10:19:28 pm
Wait...he's being honest?  Someone, give me the 10-day forecast for Hell!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on April 30, 2012, 10:21:42 pm
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-GJJ6iD1iigQ/TiyGk8vJpdI/AAAAAAAADRw/38Gy9fx53Zo/s1600/011+10+day+forecast.JPG)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on April 30, 2012, 10:23:25 pm
I said Hell, not Pine Bluff, AR.  Though, I can see how you'd mistake the two...its pretty damn easy.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Deus ex Populo on April 30, 2012, 10:35:46 pm
Quote
Someone, give me the 10-day forecast for Hell!

Here you go, then:

(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-pb08837fHzE/T59LsCT5-bI/AAAAAAAAAN8/ghazC-d7jsU/s624/weatherinhell.png)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on May 04, 2012, 09:47:05 pm
(http://hot-topic.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Heartbomb.png)

You know who believed in eating? Hitler! See how stupid that argument is?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on May 05, 2012, 12:00:33 am
You know who believed in eating? Hitler! See how stupid that argument is?

That would be an awesome line for a parody pro-ana site.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Smurfette Principle on May 12, 2012, 11:55:54 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3xtivn6IB1qcfoo3o2_500.png)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3xtivn6IB1qcfoo3o4_1280.png)

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3xtivn6IB1qcfoo3o5_1280.png)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3xtivn6IB1qcfoo3o3_1280.png)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 13, 2012, 12:00:28 am
Way to ruin a perfectly good car.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: e13 on May 13, 2012, 12:04:09 am
No true Christan and ultimatums. Yeah, I haven't even met the guy, and I can already tell he's a dick.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on May 13, 2012, 12:28:51 am
If Presidential hopefuls could sponsor cars in NASCAR...
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 13, 2012, 12:41:38 am
The silent majority minority!

I fixed it.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: StallChaser on May 13, 2012, 06:06:54 am
The silent blowhard majority minority!

I fixed the other part.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on May 13, 2012, 12:20:24 pm
He misses Reagan? Does he realize Reagan would have had higher taxes than any current GOP candidates. And he wasn't exactly the arbiter of the constitution.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on May 13, 2012, 12:59:09 pm
He misses Reagan? Does he realize Reagan would have had higher taxes than any current GOP candidates. And he wasn't exactly the arbiter of the constitution.

Politicar is impervious to your facts and logic.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 13, 2012, 01:52:04 pm
He misses Reagan? Does he realize Reagan would have had higher taxes than any current GOP candidates. And he wasn't exactly the arbiter of the constitution.

Politicar is impervious to your facts and logic.

XD Bwahahahahaha!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on May 13, 2012, 03:23:49 pm
How can he drive? I don't think the hooves would reach the break and accelerator, and he couldn't grab the wheels or gear stick.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 13, 2012, 05:11:31 pm
^ What?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on May 13, 2012, 05:13:39 pm
Sheep? Pig? Demon?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Quasirodent on May 13, 2012, 06:07:48 pm
^ Obama is a Christian, therefore the driver is a flying pig.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Her3tiK on May 13, 2012, 07:01:46 pm
(car pics)
What the fuck? An enthusiastic Romney supporter!?!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 13, 2012, 07:58:54 pm
^ Obama is a Christian, therefore the driver is a flying pig.

OH.

Right :S
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Canadian Mojo on May 13, 2012, 08:20:58 pm
What kind of Red Blooded American Republican drives a Toyota Prius?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on May 13, 2012, 09:12:38 pm
The Toyotas SOLD in the US are by and large MADE in the US.  Ironically, it's the manufacturer with the most US involvement in parts and assembly when compared to the other US-based companies.
So... That's not really an issue; that it's a Prius.   Mainly I think he shoulda stopped at one or two bumper stickers...
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Canadian Mojo on May 14, 2012, 12:41:11 am
The Toyotas SOLD in the US are by and large MADE in the US.  Ironically, it's the manufacturer with the most US involvement in parts and assembly when compared to the other US-based companies.
So... That's not really an issue; that it's a Prius.   Mainly I think he shoulda stopped at one or two bumper stickers...
It's not the country of origin, it's the fact that it's a hybrid and not a half-ton. Only commies and queers care about the environment.  ;)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on May 14, 2012, 12:45:46 am
(http://www.about-face.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/strong4life.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 14, 2012, 12:51:00 am
Because fat shaming always works!

Edit: And speaking of fat shaming:

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3s9cd1owX1qd6aqro1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 14, 2012, 03:24:35 am
(http://www.about-face.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/strong4life.jpg)

What the f....

Those kids aren't even that fat!

Hell, the first one isn't fat at all!

What the hell!?

Because fat shaming always works!

Edit: And speaking of fat shaming:

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3s9cd1owX1qd6aqro1_500.jpg)

Have I mentioned I hate people lately?

Because I hate people.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 14, 2012, 03:29:12 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2a3jgZja41qiuz5ko1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on May 14, 2012, 03:45:20 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2a3jgZja41qiuz5ko1_500.jpg)

Dude, I would totally buy coffin-shaped pot pies. Just for the novelty. I don't even like pot pies. But c'mon, coffin-shaped? That would be totally the best thing to eat on Halloween.

We need to get Hot Pockets on this stat.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 14, 2012, 04:27:08 am
I bet Abby makes coffin-shaped pot pies.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 14, 2012, 04:37:16 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2a3jgZja41qiuz5ko1_500.jpg)

Guess what, there are obese vegans, too, and they aren't getting less obese.

Oh yeah, and...

FUCK YOU.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 14, 2012, 02:53:25 pm
Not political but:

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3160pqseq1rtbhwno1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MadCatTLX on May 14, 2012, 03:06:18 pm
This picture brought to you by Freepers. (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2882711/posts (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2882711/posts))

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu179/odin2009/ABOR.jpg)

To the creator of the pic above this one: Go shove a red hot iron rod up your ass you vapid, narcissistic, waste of flesh.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on May 14, 2012, 04:29:19 pm
This picture brought to you by Freepers. (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2882711/posts (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2882711/posts))

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu179/odin2009/ABOR.jpg)

To the creator of the pic above this one: Go shove a red hot iron rod up your ass you vapid, narcissistic, waste of flesh.
was this in response to the actual fetal pills or just stupidity
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MadCatTLX on May 14, 2012, 05:06:53 pm
This picture brought to you by Freepers. (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2882711/posts (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2882711/posts))

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu179/odin2009/ABOR.jpg)

To the creator of the pic above this one: Go shove a red hot iron rod up your ass you vapid, narcissistic, waste of flesh.
was this in response to the actual fetal pills or just stupidity

It's in response to the fetus pills, though I don't think that makes their BS any better.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on May 14, 2012, 08:21:33 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3160pqseq1rtbhwno1_1280.jpg)
[/quote]

An excellent comparison. Yes, Adele is heavier than the average female singer. Yes, Gwyneth is an average weight for an actress. Has Gwyneth's attractiveness got her success? As far as I can tell, she's never had a major part in anything, she's a terrible actress. What about Adele? Greatest singer alive.

Guess weight isn't everything.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on May 14, 2012, 08:31:10 pm
Adele's actually got talent and she's cute.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ironbite on May 14, 2012, 09:03:03 pm
Really sure bout that Fred?  Hasn't had a major part in anything?  Really?

Ironbite-Pepper Potts isn't a major part at all?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on May 14, 2012, 09:12:31 pm
Really sure bout that Fred?  Hasn't had a major part in anything?  Really?

Ironbite-Pepper Potts isn't a major part at all?

Your mileage may vary, as a Troper would say, but I hated her acting and wish someone competent did her character. Subjective judgement call.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ironbite on May 15, 2012, 12:58:41 am
True true.  Just telling ya she's been in what are considered major roles.

Ironbite-and I'm naming one of the bigger named parts she's been.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on May 15, 2012, 01:17:29 am
Who's Pepper Potts? :P:D
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on May 15, 2012, 01:32:37 am
Who's Pepper Potts? :P:D
Irron mans love interest in the Iron man movies she didnt show up much in Avengers instead we were treated to Scarlett JoHansenn
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on May 15, 2012, 02:11:57 am
Ah.  I am just so out of phase with pop culture.  Ah well.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: e13 on May 15, 2012, 02:32:07 pm
I think I'm one of the last people who like Gwyneth Paltrow for everything but her boney ass. Oh well...
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Quasirodent on May 15, 2012, 03:13:27 pm
I've only seen Adele perform once, on TV... I thought she was very good.  And very cute!
Maybe I'm biased because I'm a fatty, but I think the blonde chick looks like a bobblehead, way too skinny next to the happy curvy girl next to her.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kit Walker on May 15, 2012, 06:14:47 pm
Your mileage may vary, as a Troper would say, but I hated her acting and wish someone competent did her character. Subjective judgement call.

Her awards would disagree with your assessment of her as talentless:
Quote
for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress, a Golden Globe Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, for Outstanding Lead Actress and as a member of the Outstanding Cast. She also won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2011 for her role as Holly Holliday on the Fox hit TV show Glee in the episode "The Substitute".
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on May 15, 2012, 08:13:43 pm
Regardless of her awards, I've always found her somewhat wooden and withdrawn in quite a few of her roles. She's not terrible, and she has had a few good moments, but overall, her performances haven't really wowed me.

That said, it's difficult to argue that she isn't successful in her career, and none of us are in a position to decide whether or not she's happy.

As for the original image: They both look perfectly fine. It's possible that one or both of them is unhealthy, but neither of them is ugly by any stretch of the imagination.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: QueenofHearts on May 16, 2012, 04:41:58 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2a3jgZja41qiuz5ko1_500.jpg)

They do know that oreos are vegan and are like 50-75 calories per cookie? Almost all of which are from fat...
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on May 16, 2012, 06:35:02 am
Oh, but 75 calories of plant fats are less fatty than 75 calories of animal fats.  Just like a pound of feathers is less than a pound of lead!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 16, 2012, 03:28:48 pm
Fight health!  Go vegan!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 16, 2012, 04:05:46 pm
NSFW

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PETA, where animals should have rights, but women shouldn't.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Distind on May 16, 2012, 04:14:31 pm
PETA, where animals should have rights, but women shouldn't.
Just gotta say, it's not like they round up unwilling women to do these things.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 16, 2012, 04:56:19 pm
It still doesn't help their cause.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 16, 2012, 05:15:05 pm
Meh, everybody uses sex to sell their swill.  PETA's just more blatant about it.  Doesn't help their case, of course...just sayin.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 16, 2012, 07:02:59 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m40tbcvPKQ1rrqes2o1_400.png)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Saturn500 on May 16, 2012, 07:34:47 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m40tbcvPKQ1rrqes2o1_400.png)

Yes, use a quote from the side which lost. [facepalm]
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on May 16, 2012, 07:37:26 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m40tbcvPKQ1rrqes2o1_400.png)

Yes, use a quote from the side which lost. [facepalm]

I’m pretty sure that is the point they are trying to make.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Saturn500 on May 16, 2012, 07:43:40 pm
Oh, wait, after examining it more closely, using the side that won Roe V. Wade.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on May 16, 2012, 11:20:25 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m40tbcvPKQ1rrqes2o1_400.png)

So, comparing the struggle of an entire race to a clump of cell, eh?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 17, 2012, 12:22:54 am
*sighs*  Fundamental Misunderstanding of a Majority of Abortions Part 1,123,142.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Quasirodent on May 18, 2012, 06:58:28 pm
Oh, but 75 calories of plant fats are less fatty than 75 calories of animal fats.  Just like a pound of feathers is less than a pound of lead!

Well, actually... just to play devil's advocate over here...
Plant-based fats in their natural forms DO tend to be better for you than animal-based fats because of their type (saturation).  Plants don't produce saturated fats or cholesterol.  Unsaturated fats are unstable and remain liquid at room temperature - unlike saturated or hydrogenated fats, which solidify (like butter or lard), and your body doesn't store it as easily or quickly as it does saturated animal fats.

So in a sense plant fats AREN'T as fatty as animal fats.

That said, hydrogenated margarine is an altered fat that's been force-fed hydrogen to stabilize it, and it's just as bad for you as animal fat.  Although there's a non-hydrogenated olive oil margarine that I do like.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on May 18, 2012, 09:19:11 pm
I humbly stand corrected and more informed, Quasi.  :)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on May 18, 2012, 11:06:36 pm
(http://wonkette.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/yupimadouchebag.jpg)
(http://wonkette.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/TeaPartyFourthOfJuly.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 18, 2012, 11:09:33 pm
Why would you put that on a shirt?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on May 18, 2012, 11:26:14 pm
He's apparently proud of racial profiling and assuming brown people are either Islamic terrorist or Illegal Mexicans.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 19, 2012, 01:41:10 am
Well...at least he admits it.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 19, 2012, 03:07:27 am
How quaint, an honest racist.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: QueenofHearts on May 19, 2012, 04:26:35 am
I think he' wearing that to be sarcastic about the whole "tea party's racist bit," at least I hope he is.

Of course, just because he's wearing it to be sarcastic doesn't mean he's not a racist...
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: StallChaser on May 19, 2012, 05:37:14 am
Oh, but 75 calories of plant fats are less fatty than 75 calories of animal fats.  Just like a pound of feathers is less than a pound of lead!

Well, actually... just to play devil's advocate over here...
Plant-based fats in their natural forms DO tend to be better for you than animal-based fats because of their type (saturation).  Plants don't produce saturated fats or cholesterol.  Unsaturated fats are unstable and remain liquid at room temperature - unlike saturated or hydrogenated fats, which solidify (like butter or lard), and your body doesn't store it as easily or quickly as it does saturated animal fats.

So in a sense plant fats AREN'T as fatty as animal fats.

That said, hydrogenated margarine is an altered fat that's been force-fed hydrogen to stabilize it, and it's just as bad for you as animal fat.  Although there's a non-hydrogenated olive oil margarine that I do like.

Hydrogenated fats are actually worse for you than animal fats, because hydrogenation forms trans fats.  They don't normally exist in nature(enzymes that produce unsaturated fats form cis fats), the body isn't prepared to deal with them, which is why they cause so many health problems.  Anything that contains hydrogenated fats has trans fats, even if it says 0g, because the labeling requirements allow less than 0.5g/serving to be rounded down to zero.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on May 19, 2012, 11:06:50 am
I think he' wearing that to be sarcastic about the whole "tea party's racist bit," at least I hope he is.

Actually, I think there are a lot of folks that try to do the whole “Own the insult” thing when they get called on their racism. Of course, that just makes them a bigger-than-ever asshole.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: e13 on May 19, 2012, 12:45:26 pm
I don't think "racist" is something one can "own," but maybe that's just me.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kit Walker on May 19, 2012, 02:11:43 pm
I don't think "racist" is something one can "own," but maybe that's just me.

I don't know, I've seen people try to pull "well if (insert racist thing restated as though it is reasonable) makes you a racist, then I'm a racist!"
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on May 19, 2012, 03:47:46 pm
Frankly, I'm glad they label themselves as racist instead of pulling the "I'm not racist, but [insert racism]" canard.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on May 19, 2012, 07:52:34 pm
Frankly, I'm glad they label themselves as racist instead of pulling the "I'm not racist, but [insert racism]" canard.

The “I’m not racist, but…” folks are generally the fucktastically clueless ones. There are plenty of different forms of racist personality.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on May 19, 2012, 08:10:04 pm
At least they're not pretending to have a justification for their absurd, evil lies.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on May 19, 2012, 08:21:29 pm
At least they're not pretending to have a justification for their absurd, evil lies.

Well, the truly clueless ones—the ones whose sum total of Delusion and Cognitive Dissonance when stacked end to end would dwarf Mt. Everest—aren’t really pretending per se. They truly believe they are not racist and are surprised when their views cause negative reaction.

Now, neither of the types of racists that have been covered here are very pleasant. They fall into the “Can’t Fix Stupid” category. Can’t do much but practice meditation to control your blood pressure when you are around them.

I think when it comes to racism, it is best to deal with the ones that are not so much clueless as simply plagued by garden-variety ignorance. Such folks can, with a bit of effort, be corrected. They are the folks that you can actually make progress with.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on May 19, 2012, 11:52:22 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/531388_335797746485152_103224119742517_958804_912453757_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on May 19, 2012, 11:56:44 pm
I don't think "racist" is something one can "own," but maybe that's just me.

They may be trying to trivialize the word, so when someone is called a racist it won't seem bad. Which might work, considering how PC is feared this day.

But the sign "Tea Party Fox News" screams poe at me.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on May 20, 2012, 12:30:40 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/531388_335797746485152_103224119742517_958804_912453757_n.jpg)
man so many fucking contradictions on that car and please people stop putting so many fucking stickers on your back windshield you're gonna kill somepony
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 20, 2012, 12:39:00 am
Would that make the pilgrims criminals?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on May 20, 2012, 12:42:36 am
Funny how it's "I am a good Christian!",  and "Fuck brown people and the poor!" all at the same time. I'm so sure Jesus Christ, the poor brown guy, would have agreed.  ::)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on May 20, 2012, 06:00:59 am
"Preach the Gospel at all times.  If necessary, use words."  -St. Francis of Assisi

I always kinda liked that one.  Didn't hurt that he liked animals either.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 20, 2012, 06:46:36 am
Ah, St. Francis.

He had my favorite Episcopalian holiday, and he was a friend to all animals.

It also helps that it's not a requirement to believe that any or all of the stories about him are real ;D
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: e13 on May 20, 2012, 03:17:37 pm
Ah, St. Francis.

He had my favorite Episcopalian holiday, and he was a friend to all animals.

It also helps that it's not a requirement to believe that any or all of the stories about him are real ;D
He gave up his riches and comfort to lead a life of service. Mr. "I'll Keep My Money and Fuck You" needs to think about that.

St. Francis is one of the few people the church has sainted that I'm good with.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on May 20, 2012, 04:15:30 pm
There's a local Catholic Hospital named after him. They have these beautiful murals and Stained glass windows of him surrounded by all kinds of animals
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: e13 on May 20, 2012, 04:31:37 pm
There's a local Catholic Hospital named after him. They have these beautiful murals and Stained glass windows of him surrounded by all kinds of animals
We have one as well, but I don't care for the hospital itself. They treated my grandma like shit.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 20, 2012, 04:48:12 pm
I was born in a hospital named after him. I thought it was the coolest hospital ever because it was pink.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on May 20, 2012, 07:09:05 pm
somewhat NSFW

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Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: rookie on May 20, 2012, 07:12:55 pm
somewhat NSFW

(click to show/hide)

Hee hee. I want to be around when she pulls that off. For those who haven't looked yet, it's a woman using a Ron Paul 2012 bumper sticker as a kind of bra.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: booley on May 20, 2012, 07:42:27 pm
Ummm don't a lot of women including in hollywood have a problem with eating disorders?

And what did Adele even say that was so wrong?  that she  believes her talent is more important in judging her then in how someone else thinks she looks?

Yeah you can be too fat. You can also be too skinny.  You can also (if you are like the vast majority of the species) be unable to look like a model from GQ no matter how much you excercise. 

Maybe we should concentrate more on what's healthy then on what someone wants others to look like.

Gods do humans suck at honest and rational appraisal.

Not political but:

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3160pqseq1rtbhwno1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 20, 2012, 08:50:08 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m44hakqDxI1qfyl8co1_250.jpg)

"Fight crimes abort black babies."


I hate people.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MadCatTLX on May 20, 2012, 09:40:55 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m44hakqDxI1qfyl8co1_250.jpg)

"Fight crimes abort black babies."


I hate people.

I've heard people say we should kill gay babies before. Is that the back of a bus seat? Did you take the picture yourself?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 20, 2012, 09:41:45 pm
No, randomly stumbled on it while browsing Tumblr.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: armandtanzarian on May 22, 2012, 08:39:57 am
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/555379_397567553615821_110615272311052_1073497_1963931559_n.jpg)
Linking this here so you can shoot them down. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=397567553615821&set=a.125030734202839.9186.110615272311052&type=1&ref=nf
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on May 22, 2012, 09:40:23 am
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/555379_397567553615821_110615272311052_1073497_1963931559_n.jpg

Regarding the last one: So... we should abandon all further research, and live in blissful ignorance? And this is somehow going to lead to curing disease?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Saturn500 on May 22, 2012, 10:19:46 am
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/555379_397567553615821_110615272311052_1073497_1963931559_n.jpg

Regarding the last one: So... we should abandon all further research, and live in blissful ignorance? And this is somehow going to lead to curing disease?
Of course not! Praying to God will make all of your worries go away! [/fundie]
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gomer21xx on May 22, 2012, 11:28:32 am
Not political but:

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3160pqseq1rtbhwno1_1280.jpg)

I'm not liking the implications those parentheses are making. *squints*

Also, Adele has the smile of the cute! =3
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 22, 2012, 01:33:31 pm
I wonder if that person is Paltrow's and Adele's personal physican?

You can't just look at a skinny person and assume they're healtier than a chubby person. It doesn't work that way.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on May 22, 2012, 01:47:27 pm
Lets also not forget mental health. It isn't healthy at all to obsess over your weight like these people want.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: TenfoldMaquette on May 22, 2012, 04:08:45 pm
You can't just look at a skinny person and assume they're healtier than a chubby person. It doesn't work that way.

I'm not saying that picture is right, because someone's weight has no bearing on their "worth" as a person. Adele is successful because she's a good singer, not because she's skinny, and her opinion doesn't suddenly become invalid because she's fat.

However, I'm willing to bet that someone who can run five miles and do 20 push-ups (pretty typical for the Hollywood "skinny" crowd) is probably healthier than someone who, because they're carrying 50+ lbs of extra weight, can't climb one flight of stairs without their heart-rate rising.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: OscarApollo on May 22, 2012, 05:12:15 pm
I'd also add that I know tons of fat people who are still hot and tons of thin people who are still ugly. Not that it contributes to their worth as a person either way, of course, but I hate this narrow standard of human beauty that "fat = ugly".

Also, the assumption that fat people can't be outgoing or hard-working. Jeez.

Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MadCatTLX on May 22, 2012, 06:01:09 pm
I'd also add that I know tons of fat people who are still hot and tons of thin people who are still ugly. Not that it contributes to their worth as a person either way, of course, but I hate this narrow standard of human beauty that "fat = ugly".

Also, the assumption that fat people can't be outgoing or hard-working. Jeez.

I don't know what world your living in but beauty does have a significant effect on the worth of a person to others. I remember a study a while back that said something to the affect of "beautiful" people being more likely to get a job and that they make more money on average. Like it or not, being beautiful or ugly does effect your worth. It's bullshit and it pisses me off, but that doesn't change anything.

I have a feeling that the fact girls rarely talk to me might have something to do with the fact that I don't come anywhere near what most people consider attractive.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 22, 2012, 06:13:55 pm
I'd also add that I know tons of fat people who are still hot and tons of thin people who are still ugly. Not that it contributes to their worth as a person either way, of course, but I hate this narrow standard of human beauty that "fat = ugly".

Also, the assumption that fat people can't be outgoing or hard-working. Jeez.

I don't know what world your living in but beauty does have a significant effect on the worth of a person to others. I remember a study a while back that said something to the affect of "beautiful" people being more likely to get a job and that they make more money on average. Like it or not, being beautiful or ugly does effect your worth. It's bullshit and it pisses me off, but that doesn't change anything.

I have a feeling that the fact girls rarely talk to me might have something to do with the fact that I don't come anywhere near what most people consider attractive.

(http://chzfailnation.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/epic-fail-reading-comprehension-fail.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on May 22, 2012, 06:53:19 pm
I'd also add that I know tons of fat people who are still hot and tons of thin people who are still ugly. Not that it contributes to their worth as a person either way, of course, but I hate this narrow standard of human beauty that "fat = ugly".

Also, the assumption that fat people can't be outgoing or hard-working. Jeez.

I don't know what world your living in but beauty does have a significant effect on the worth of a person to others. I remember a study a while back that said something to the affect of "beautiful" people being more likely to get a job and that they make more money on average. Like it or not, being beautiful or ugly does effect your worth. It's bullshit and it pisses me off, but that doesn't change anything.

I have a feeling that the fact girls rarely talk to me might have something to do with the fact that I don't come anywhere near what most people consider attractive.

Just so you know, this is an is/ought fallacy.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Smurfette Principle on May 22, 2012, 07:05:31 pm
I should just point out that Gwyneth Paltrow's diet and exercise regimen is essentially anorexia. I don't know about Adele, though I do think she looks older than she actually is and I'm not sure why. They're both lovely, and I like both of them (PEPPER POTTS IS AWESOME, HUSH).
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MadCatTLX on May 22, 2012, 08:33:56 pm
I take it the two recently acquired "Fuck No"s are from my last comment. Maybe I wasn't reading the post I quoted right. Which part is a is/ought fallacy(which I can't say I know what is). I probably RAGE posted out of anger at sign. Can you two clarify what's wrong with my post. I'm sure there's something wrong with it, I just want clarification on what and why for future reference and more enlightened posting in the future. I probably shouldn't have added that last sentence to the post.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on May 22, 2012, 08:48:47 pm
Just for the record, my overweight sister is definitely healthier than I am, and I'm skinny.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on May 22, 2012, 10:06:08 pm
I should just point out that Gwyneth Paltrow's diet and exercise regimen is essentially anorexia.

Eh. 1.5 hours of exercise five days a week isn't necessarily excessive (depending on what she's doing), and she didn't mention anything about her diet. The bit about "killing" herself could have just been an exaggerated way of saying that she works hard to maintain her physique, which doesn't automatically equate anorexia.

Not that one can assume that she's healthy, either -- or healthier than Adele, for that matter. That's pretty much up to their respective doctors to decide.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Smurfette Principle on May 22, 2012, 10:37:27 pm
I should just point out that Gwyneth Paltrow's diet and exercise regimen is essentially anorexia.

Eh. 1.5 hours of exercise five days a week isn't necessarily excessive (depending on what she's doing), and she didn't mention anything about her diet. The bit about "killing" herself could have just been an exaggerated way of saying that she works hard to maintain her physique, which doesn't automatically equate anorexia.

Not that one can assume that she's healthy, either -- or healthier than Adele, for that matter. That's pretty much up to their respective doctors to decide.

I read that at least one of her diets involves almost no protein (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1367879/Gwyneth-Paltrows-personal-trainer-Tracy-Andersons-diet-plan-gave-blackouts.html) and another involves "cleansing" (http://www.diet-blog.com/09/gwyneth_paltrow_dumbest_diet_advice_ever.php) (basically eating and drinking nothing but weird cocktails).
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Saturn500 on May 22, 2012, 10:49:35 pm
Can we please get this back on topic?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 23, 2012, 12:38:49 am
Can we please get this back on topic?

What's the point of having a political picture thread if you don't discuss the pictures and their content?  I've always seen this topic as something more than a generic image thread...
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on May 23, 2012, 05:24:55 am
I take it the two recently acquired "Fuck No"s are from my last comment. Maybe I wasn't reading the post I quoted right. Which part is a is/ought fallacy(which I can't say I know what is). I probably RAGE posted out of anger at sign. Can you two clarify what's wrong with my post. I'm sure there's something wrong with it, I just want clarification on what and why for future reference and more enlightened posting in the future. I probably shouldn't have added that last sentence to the post.

An is/ought fallacy (also called a naturalistic fallacy) is a fallacious argument using the existence of a phenomenal to argue in favour of said phenomenon. It is, therefore it ought to be. If you want to see an example of this, read any post by m52nickerson (snark).

Basically, you were doing this. You responded to a post criticising beautyism (is that a thing?) by pointing out that judgement on the basis of appearance is common. As far as I'm concerned, that's fallacious.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on May 23, 2012, 09:20:05 am
Can we please get this back on topic?

We're still discussing the images, so it's not veering off topic.

I read that at least one of her diets involves almost no protein (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1367879/Gwyneth-Paltrows-personal-trainer-Tracy-Andersons-diet-plan-gave-blackouts.html) and another involves "cleansing" (http://www.diet-blog.com/09/gwyneth_paltrow_dumbest_diet_advice_ever.php) (basically eating and drinking nothing but weird cocktails).

Ah. Then yeah, that's unhealthy.

Basically, you were doing this. You responded to a post criticising beautyism (is that a thing?) by pointing out that judgement on the basis of appearance is common. As far as I'm concerned, that's fallacious.

I think he misread the original post as being a denial that "beautyism" exists, hence his post.

Quote
If you want to see an example of this, read any post by m52nickerson (snark).

You're evil. So very evil.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ironbite on May 23, 2012, 12:03:22 pm
Can we please get this back on topic?

We are on topic.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Canadian Mojo on May 23, 2012, 01:19:53 pm
If a soldier/athlete/firefighter made the same comments as Gwyneth about needing to work hard to maintain their physical conditioning in order to keep their job would anyone think twice about it?

At least she acknowledges that it is not an easy thing to do which is better than what you usually hear since a lot of people like to pretend that it's not really any effort and you are just being lazy. Now all we need to hear is a quote about how it took four hours of makeup, another two to get the right shot, and three more doing photo editing in order for her to look that good.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Quasirodent on May 23, 2012, 01:49:25 pm
If a soldier/athlete/firefighter made the same comments as Gwyneth about needing to work hard to maintain their physical conditioning in order to keep their job would anyone think twice about it?


Well, to my mind, the effort to maintain a high-maintenance level of physical condition is required for those jobs, but it really isn't for acting - except that Hollywood has made it so, in its promotion of unrealistic body images - normal is Hollywood fat, after all.
But being skinny doesn't make anyone a better actor.
Nor would it make anyone a better musician.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Canadian Mojo on May 23, 2012, 02:48:08 pm
But being skinny doesn't make anyone a better actor.

To be a good actor you have to be able to deliver your lines convincingly, but being a visual medium, you also have to look the part. Unfortunately for women, most parts seem to be 'hot <fill in the blank>' and hot seems to be defined in part as something that is rare and out of the reach of the masses and Hollywood is going with skinny right now.

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Nor would it make anyone a better musician.

To be a good commercial pop musician skinny may well make you better since these days it seems how good you look is more important than how good you sound.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: JohnE on May 23, 2012, 04:28:30 pm
I would disagree with your wording. Being thin doesn't make you a better actor or musician, it makes you a more commercially successful actor or musician (for reasons that have nothing to do with talent/skill).
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 26, 2012, 03:12:03 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4jkjgvLXn1rs4zizo1_500.jpg)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m251mczCLk1qj7gpko1_500.png)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cerim Treascair on May 26, 2012, 03:16:50 pm
Because having a baby you can't afford and being impoverished for at least the next decade is a MUCH better option, isn't it?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on May 26, 2012, 03:30:34 pm
Because having a baby you can't afford and being impoverished for at least the next decade is a MUCH better option, isn't it?

Oh I know right, and that poverty will probably fuck up the child's future. Not to mention the pregnancy could destroy the mother.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 26, 2012, 03:39:03 pm
But at least the child was born. That's all anti-choicers seem to care about.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on May 26, 2012, 03:45:04 pm
Once you're born, you're SOL.  If some pro-lifers put as much energy into helping the born as well as the unborn... well... What am I saying, like that'll ever happen.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 26, 2012, 04:04:48 pm
Why's it so difficult for people to keep their holy books out of other people's vaginae?  Just...leave people alone unless they ask for your input.  Its not that difficult.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kristine on May 26, 2012, 04:21:02 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4jkjgvLXn1rs4zizo1_500.jpg)
I see a woman with her hands on her pregnant belly - I see that it is her choice to assume that burden of a child and love and take care of it (or give it up to someone who will) - or if she doesn't think she can do that, then I see a hard choice for the WOMAN WHO IS PREGNANT - to end that pregnancy.

I always think it's funny that they show a pregnant woman or a fetus (usually after 20 weeks) when they get all indignant rather than the thing that looks like a malformed duck

(http://www.abortionaccess.info/images/brainwaves.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on May 26, 2012, 04:25:12 pm
I always thought it was kinda cool, how in the stages of development, the fetus seems to go through a series of changes that mirrors evolution a bit. 
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kristine on May 26, 2012, 05:03:42 pm
I always thought it was kinda cool, how in the stages of development, the fetus seems to go through a series of changes that mirrors evolution a bit.
they just never show the beginning stages on any of their signs.

like this one which is 4 weeks
(http://www.buyamag.com/graphics/embryo_s.jpg)
or this at 6 weeks - (spoilered by request)
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Quasirodent on May 26, 2012, 05:43:44 pm
Even if they did show that 6 week embryo, all that would happen is that people would point to its vague blobby almost-hands and insist that it is a human being because it's vaguely human-shaped. :p
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 26, 2012, 05:47:01 pm
You sure that's an embryo and not just a really weird booger?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Quasirodent on May 26, 2012, 05:48:55 pm
I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt.
Either way, it's not a person.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on May 26, 2012, 06:28:13 pm
Also, in the early stages, embryos tend to look similar. I think somewhere in the Facebook thread in F&B, someone posted a picture of a fetus and asked if people thought it was a person. The pro-lifers said, "Of course it's a human being! Look at its little hands!" Then the OP revealed that it was an elephant fetus. And many lulz were had.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MadCatTLX on May 26, 2012, 07:12:56 pm
Why's it so difficult for people to keep their holy books out of other people's vaginae?  Just...leave people alone unless they ask for your input.  Its not that difficult.

If they're pregnant they likely asked for someones input, if you know what I mean.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Saturn500 on May 26, 2012, 07:48:49 pm
OH DEAR GOD, THAT FIRST PICTURE IS ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING, KRISTINE! [pretends to vomit everywhere out of disgust]

Please edit the post so that picture is in a spoiler tag so I can stand to look at this page without losing my appetite.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Morgenleoht on May 26, 2012, 07:50:46 pm
If we're talking about the blob in the hand... yeah. I didn't need to see that.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Saturn500 on May 26, 2012, 07:56:09 pm
No, I'm talking about the first one. Although both of them are gross, the blob in the hand at least looks kinda cute in a gross way. The first one looks like some kind of horrid Eldritch Abomination.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 26, 2012, 08:13:09 pm
I didn't think of that...inspiration!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on May 26, 2012, 08:13:57 pm
For your videogame? You're going to put demonic fetuses as monsters?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 26, 2012, 08:16:24 pm
Perhaps not demonic fetuses, but they do look abominable...
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on May 27, 2012, 01:16:00 am
I played a game once... I think it was Rygar... one of the bosses was a huge dragonish monster hydra thing with baby heads.  It was disturbingly cool.

Legion in a few Castlevania games is symbolised as a fetus.

Gygas....

Hell... fetii are just scary.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: chad sexington on May 27, 2012, 02:09:19 am
Hell yeah - I mean, just look at what they develop into.  Brrr!  :(
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 27, 2012, 09:28:56 pm
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_zYGjS0vjimQ/TPgucU22FPI/AAAAAAAAAvI/yozQghgg4hk/s1600/2010-11-09-humor-coexist.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Saturn500 on May 27, 2012, 09:50:09 pm
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_zYGjS0vjimQ/TPgucU22FPI/AAAAAAAAAvI/yozQghgg4hk/s1600/2010-11-09-humor-coexist.jpg)

Ugh.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on May 27, 2012, 10:08:12 pm
It states that LGBT is suppressed by the Christian religion but goes on to say that the Christian religion is no threat to it. Persecution complex is not fond of consistency, is it?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on May 27, 2012, 10:24:12 pm
It states that LGBT is suppressed by the Christian religion but goes on to say that the Christian religion is no threat to it. Persecution complex is not fond of consistency, is it?
Fundie logic easy LGBT supression is not a threat since to Christians the supression is good.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 27, 2012, 10:25:00 pm
But only when it's them doing the surpressing.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: QueenofHearts on May 27, 2012, 11:05:17 pm
It states that LGBT is suppressed by the Christian religion but goes on to say that the Christian religion is no threat to it. Persecution complex is not fond of consistency, is it?

I was about to point out that the idea that the queer community is intolerant of other religions because of our oppression is a non-sequitur. Just because Group A oppresses Group B does not mean Group B is intolerant of Group A. If anything, British colonialism has shown us that to an extent oppressed peoples begin to acclimate themselves to the values of the dominant group.

I also just realized, it says the queer community has been suppressed by all religions, but then says Christianity poses no threat to the others (a blatant lie on the latter part, but even if that were true his logic only works because of the vagueness of "suppressed." Otherwise, its very contradictory).
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on May 27, 2012, 11:08:07 pm
It states that LGBT is suppressed by the Christian religion but goes on to say that the Christian religion is no threat to it. Persecution complex is not fond of consistency, is it?

I was about to point out that the idea that the queer community is intolerant of other religions because of our oppression is a non-sequitur. Just because Group A oppresses Group B does not mean Group B is intolerant of Group A. If anything, British colonialism has shown us that to an extent oppressed peoples begin to acclimate themselves to the values of the dominant group.

I also just realized, it says the queer community has been suppressed by all religions, but then says Christianity poses no threat to the others (a blatant lie on the latter part, but even if that were true his logic only works because of the vagueness of "suppressed." Otherwise, its very contradictory).
Depends on the british colony.  I mean compare Pakistan to India
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: QueenofHearts on May 27, 2012, 11:15:00 pm
Depends on the british colony.  I mean compare Pakistan to India

Very true, which is why I said "to an extent." Oppression of peoples can operate in many different ways. I also think the oppression of the queer community fits into both camps. On the one hand we're told to "accept straight lifestyles" and stay in the closet, while those who do come out do so at the risk of their physical and mental health.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on May 27, 2012, 11:23:46 pm
Depends on the british colony.  I mean compare Pakistan to India

Very true, which is why I said "to an extent." Oppression of peoples can operate in many different ways. I also think the oppression of the queer community fits into both camps. On the one hand we're told to "accept straight lifestyles" and stay in the closet, while those who do come out do so at the risk of their physical and mental health.
I would point out that many north african communities are tolerant (Morocco in particular) and that is French.  It depends on a variety of circumstances one reason might be tourisim (few Pakistan tourism plenty of Indian and Morocan tourism
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 28, 2012, 12:06:37 am
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_zYGjS0vjimQ/TPgucU22FPI/AAAAAAAAAvI/yozQghgg4hk/s1600/2010-11-09-humor-coexist.jpg)

The false premise is heavy with this one.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on May 28, 2012, 04:17:08 am
Number of Taoists: 400 million

Number of Jews: 19 million

Oops.

And why the hell would nuclear weapon protesters pacifists support Islam over Judaism? And why is the sticker against Xianity and not the others, sine they are all listed?

Jeez, what a dumbass.

EDIT: Going to complete the round of bigotry.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/556098_427662463924108_100000410754614_1422667_986128080_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on May 28, 2012, 09:22:44 am
And why the hell would nuclear weapon protesters pacifists support Islam over Judaism?

I think it may have something to do with over-identification of Islam with Palestine ad Judaism with Israel in regards to that particular conflict.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Meshakhad on May 28, 2012, 11:43:17 am
And why the hell would nuclear weapon protesters pacifists support Islam over Judaism?

I think it may have something to do with over-identification of Islam with Palestine ad Judaism with Israel in regards to that particular conflict.

And this is something I really hate about many groups of people - assuming everyone sees the world in the same terms that they do. For example, many Christian fundamentalists see the world as a conflict between G-d and Satan, between good and evil. Anyone who opposes individual Christian aims, such as supporting gay marriage, believing in evolution, or tolerating Islam, must be a knowing servant of evil. Racists similarly assume that everyone else thinks in racial terms.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on May 28, 2012, 06:43:55 pm
And why the hell would nuclear weapon protesters pacifists support Islam over Judaism?

I think it may have something to do with over-identification of Islam with Palestine ad Judaism with Israel in regards to that particular conflict.

To add: essentially, the poster is saying the IDF should be allowed to torpedo as many Aid Flotillas as it likes, because they're just Muslims. Or fire rockets at hospitals, or murder children or whatever.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on May 28, 2012, 07:22:46 pm
And why the hell would nuclear weapon protesters pacifists support Islam over Judaism?

I think it may have something to do with over-identification of Islam with Palestine ad Judaism with Israel in regards to that particular conflict.

And this is something I really hate about many groups of people - assuming everyone sees the world in the same terms that they do. For example, many Christian fundamentalists see the world as a conflict between G-d and Satan, between good and evil. Anyone who opposes individual Christian aims, such as supporting gay marriage, believing in evolution, or tolerating Islam, must be a knowing servant of evil. Racists similarly assume that everyone else thinks in racial terms.

Yeah, according to those guys, whenever I see a straight person I look for ways to seduce them and bring them into the queer lifestyle because I actually serve Satan and want him to win, because I do it for the evulz. And when I get my right to marry who I love, I'm going to hold all the Christians hostage at gunpoint and force them to watch us kiss and make out, and then I'll force them to worship our unholy union... actually, they'd probably just enjoy that. Oh, and apparently I'm also scheming to destroy the goyim, and my denial only makes it more true because we Jews are all trained from birth to lie, after all. Anyway, I'll be rejoicing once the Son of God is forced to suck the greasy cock of the Dark Lord, while I and his other faithful followers cavort in victory.

I think fundamentalism like that is partially due to a basic misunderstanding of how people actually think. I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of homophobes simply don't know many openly queer people, or if a lot of racists simply didn't know many blacks/Jews/Hispanics/etc.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: rookie on May 28, 2012, 07:32:42 pm
Because having a baby you can't afford and being impoverished for at least the next decade is a MUCH better option, isn't it?

At least two decades. You are (legally) responsible for the first 18 years. Add the prior 5-9 months with doctors visits, furniture and such, hospital expenses, dietary changes. So you are looking at close to 19 years right now, but we're not done yet. You still have to get back to X (X being prechild financial level).
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: QueenofHearts on May 28, 2012, 07:50:58 pm
Because having a baby you can't afford and being impoverished for at least the next decade is a MUCH better option, isn't it?

At least two decades. You are (legally) responsible for the first 18 years. Add the prior 5-9 months with doctors visits, furniture and such, hospital expenses, dietary changes. So you are looking at close to 19 years right now, but we're not done yet. You still have to get back to X (X being prechild financial level).

And only the worst of parents would kick their child out of the house because they turned 18. Many parents actually try to help their children get established through work or college and this only adds another 3-5 years depending on circumstances, probably more with current unemployment levels.  :-\
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on May 28, 2012, 09:47:43 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4qnn8ABoz1qji5pfo1_400.jpg)

It's good though that the billboard was taken down because people saw the racism in it. And from what i heard, the mother of the child in the photo was outraged that it was used that way.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on May 28, 2012, 10:30:33 pm
Because having a baby you can't afford and being impoverished for at least the next decade is a MUCH better option, isn't it?

At least two decades. You are (legally) responsible for the first 18 years. Add the prior 5-9 months with doctors visits, furniture and such, hospital expenses, dietary changes. So you are looking at close to 19 years right now, but we're not done yet. You still have to get back to X (X being prechild financial level).

Can't you give the child? up for foster care if you can't take care of it.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on May 28, 2012, 10:33:14 pm
That's still not very good for the child. Most of them will end up in the foster care system until they reach adulthood which can be very abusive. And when they are adults, they won't have the resources to get out of poverty. It's a nasty circle.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on May 28, 2012, 10:44:06 pm
shep can vouch but the foster care system is overloaded.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 29, 2012, 12:01:59 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4p1q7WcOG1rs4zizo1_500.jpg)

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4n15l2EQl1rs34yvo1_500.jpg)

Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: KZN02 on May 29, 2012, 12:09:51 am
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4n15l2EQl1rs34yvo1_500.jpg)
Of course, there are Holocaust deniers or people that think the number was exaggerated, not that I'm one of them.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on May 29, 2012, 12:12:48 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4p1q7WcOG1rs4zizo1_500.jpg)

Comparing non-sentient fetuses to black people does not reflect well on your opinion of black people.

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4n15l2EQl1rs34yvo1_500.jpg)

Ugh, where's Zachski's dragon fire when you need it?

Actual people died in death camps, and you're comparing a woman's desire for reproductive freedom to genocide? Fuck you and the horse you rode in on.

Stop appropriating crimes against humanity for your own!

*Yes, I know that other people were thrown into death camps for non-ethnic reasons.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on May 29, 2012, 12:15:20 am
Repeat after me: "STOP COMPARING ABORTION TO THE HOLOCAUST"
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on May 29, 2012, 12:38:53 am
Even if it were immoral to abort a fetus, the fact remains that living, thinking, feeling human beings were rounded up, tossed into camps or plantations, forced into labour, starved, tortured, and murdered. They were conscious and very aware of what was happening to them. They didn't just die -- they suffered.

It's not just the numbers that matter -- it's what happened to those people, what they experienced, what they thought, and the pain and fear the felt. To pretend that it's a matter of numbers and nothing more only serves to belittle the true horrors of slavery and the holocaust.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 29, 2012, 12:49:42 am
Ugh, where's Zachski's dragon fire when you need it?

(http://www.ablazingly.com/posters/fire-dragon-1257005/fire-dragon.jpg)

There you go
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 29, 2012, 01:23:08 am
shep can vouch but the foster care system is overloaded.

Not just overloaded but also terribly broken. But I won't go into that rant again lol
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on May 29, 2012, 06:52:20 am
Ugh, where's Zachski's dragon fire when you need it?

(http://www.ablazingly.com/posters/fire-dragon-1257005/fire-dragon.jpg)

There you go

Hey, I had that one on a poster when I was in college. :D
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 29, 2012, 07:09:30 am
Ugh, where's Zachski's dragon fire when you need it?

(http://www.ablazingly.com/posters/fire-dragon-1257005/fire-dragon.jpg)

There you go

Hey, I had that one on a poster when I was in college. :D

I just googled dragon fire and found the first good one that wasn't someone's photobucket or art site :D
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MadCatTLX on May 29, 2012, 09:42:36 am
Even if it were immoral to abort a fetus, the fact remains that living, thinking, feeling human beings were rounded up, tossed into camps or plantations, forced into labour, starved, tortured, and murdered. They were conscious and very aware of what was happening to them. They didn't just die -- they suffered.

It's not just the numbers that matter -- it's what happened to those people, what they experienced, what they thought, and the pain and fear the felt. To pretend that it's a matter of numbers and nothing more only serves to belittle the true horrors of slavery and the holocaust.

According to Christian belief they're all in hell now. Lovely isn't it?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on May 29, 2012, 01:28:26 pm
Here is a good commentary on why saying abortion harms the African American community is racist:

Quote
It’s racist because it frames the Black community, and black women* in particular, as violent and dangerous. Are the people who made the billboard concerned about the black community or are they just playing on stereotypes of POC in order to achieve their ends? They are attempting to elicit sympathy and concern for black children while simultaneously vilifying black women (and other people who are able to get pregnant). That’s why it’s racist.

Another problem with this billboard is that it makes it seem as if black women* are being somehow targeted for abortion services. This is ridiculous. It’s true that in the US black women* are disproportionately represented when it comes to abortion. But what anti-abortion advocates either haven’t seemed to figure out (or hope that the general public isn’t able to figure out) is that there is an important intervening variable they’re ignoring: economic status. People with lower socioeconomic status and less stable financial situations are more likely to choose abortion due to the fact that they are unable to afford a(nother) pregnancy or child.

Is there racism involved here? Certainly. And though it may be reflected in the racial and ethnic breakdown abortion rates, it would be an incorrect conclusion to label the existence of safe, legal abortion as the problem. The problem lies in the institutional and systemic racism that keeps black people (and black women especially) in poverty. Of course it’s sad when a person has to terminate an otherwise wanted pregnancy because they can’t afford it or afford to take care of the resulting child. But the way to fix this is not by diverting attention from the real problem by creating a false enemy out of abortion— it’s by attacking the systems and institutions that cause a person to be lacking financial resources in the first place. This includes attacking institutional and systemic racism, misogyny, ciscentrism, and transphobia.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Distind on May 29, 2012, 01:32:10 pm
Two things, what does the * mean attached to black women in that?

Quote
This includes attacking institutional and systemic racism, misogyny, ciscentrism, and transphobia.
And is it just me or did the last two of these come flying in low over left field?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on May 29, 2012, 01:35:22 pm
You know, I'm not sure. I've seen the * used with transgender.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: QueenofHearts on May 29, 2012, 07:13:48 pm
You know, I'm not sure. I've seen the * used with transgender.

I've seen the * used with Trans as well and from what I was told it meant was that "trans*" is somehow more inclusive than "trans" and think the author of that piece was trying to do the same. I don't understand the whole * thing either, and a side of me rolls my eyes at it as nothing but people just trying to do things differently, but I don't think that detracts from the piece. The piece addresses the issue of why the billboard is racist perfectly by pointing out that in making children of color the victims, pro-life society will demonize women of color. It also does a good job of addressing underlying causes which create that trend.

I think it threw in the last two at the end as other sorts of societal and economic discrimination in our society (it came from a pro-choice* feminist author to the best of my research). While the latter two will rarely cause abortions, they are equally wrong.

*EDIT: D'oh. I meant pro-choice and had a brain slip and typed pro-life (probably because the author's name or my having a derp moment). Gyeonghwa's right and thanks for the correction.  :)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on May 29, 2012, 09:28:43 pm
Actually I think the name of the author was Safe legal abortion is pro-life. But then again, pro-choice is pro-life.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 30, 2012, 04:47:44 am
Actually trans* is just for a shorthand so you don't have to go 'transmen, transwomen, trans---'


Why it's attached to black women I'm not sure tho... *shrugs* I could've sworn it was just a footnote symbol and there was more to things.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on May 30, 2012, 10:23:07 am
Ah, that make sense.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: TheL on May 30, 2012, 09:17:39 pm
Because having a baby you can't afford and being impoverished for at least the next decade is a MUCH better option, isn't it?

At least two decades. You are (legally) responsible for the first 18 years. Add the prior 5-9 months with doctors visits, furniture and such, hospital expenses, dietary changes. So you are looking at close to 19 years right now, but we're not done yet. You still have to get back to X (X being prechild financial level).

Can't you give the child? up for foster care if you can't take care of it.

Except that foster parents can sent you off to be raised by a different family whenever they get sick of you.  Kids in the foster system are shuffled around constantly, creating instability in their lives that makes normal intellectual and psychosocial development a LOT more difficult.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 30, 2012, 10:26:12 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lem6i7U6Rt1qd2x8qo1_500.jpg)

Okay... Maybe it's just me, but that kinda looks like the castle from the Little Mermaid.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 30, 2012, 10:49:17 pm
Complete with phallic towers no less.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MadCatTLX on May 30, 2012, 10:54:01 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lem6i7U6Rt1qd2x8qo1_500.jpg)

Okay... Maybe it's just me, but that kinda looks like the castle from the Little Mermaid.

To be quite honest, from what I've seen and read(especially from fundies), God seems to be a complete asshole and Satan is quite a nice guy.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on May 31, 2012, 07:31:54 am
Because having a baby you can't afford and being impoverished for at least the next decade is a MUCH better option, isn't it?

At least two decades. You are (legally) responsible for the first 18 years. Add the prior 5-9 months with doctors visits, furniture and such, hospital expenses, dietary changes. So you are looking at close to 19 years right now, but we're not done yet. You still have to get back to X (X being prechild financial level).

Can't you give the child? up for foster care if you can't take care of it.

Except that foster parents can sent you off to be raised by a different family whenever they get sick of you.  Kids in the foster system are shuffled around constantly, creating instability in their lives that makes normal intellectual and psychosocial development a LOT more difficult.

Plus, you know, even getting to the point of being able to deliver the child into the foster system can be a problem, too. All that prenatal care is plenty expensive. If you can’t afford to raise the child, can you afford to carry it to term?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 31, 2012, 01:01:10 pm
I used to be behind the 'carry to term then give up for adoption' argument. But once you learn quite a few things, have friends who went through the foster system, you're adopted yourself, the argument becomes extremely ignorant and short-sighted.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: rookie on May 31, 2012, 01:32:48 pm
I used to be behind the 'carry to term then give up for adoption' argument. But once you learn quite a few things, have friends who went through the foster system, you're adopted yourself, the argument becomes extremely ignorant and short-sighted.

Absolutely is. However, it's short enough to fit into a soundbite. And that seems to be the way "news" is heading. Soundbites and sensationalism. Real solutions, the ones that won't fit ona bumper sticker, or take longer than 30 seconds to say, tend to go over heads. Or just not get featured. Sad, really, but it's the world we live in.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 31, 2012, 08:14:11 pm
(http://s-ak.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/terminal01/2010/4/16/13/enhanced-buzz-27324-1271440328-7.jpg)

(http://s-ak.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/terminal01/2010/4/16/14/enhanced-buzz-27314-1271441135-2.jpg)

(http://s-ak.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/terminal01/2010/4/16/14/enhanced-buzz-27352-1271441208-0.jpg)

(http://s-ak.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/terminal01/2010/4/16/14/enhanced-buzz-27325-1271443387-5.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Saturn500 on May 31, 2012, 10:00:45 pm
(http://s-ak.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/terminal01/2010/4/16/14/enhanced-buzz-27325-1271443387-5.jpg)

Way to use your own kid for political gain.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on June 02, 2012, 05:25:00 pm
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_tHFCZKBL-bs/TPktMTiYASI/AAAAAAAAArQ/1h_A3J3AGDU/s1600/Islam+protest.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: zupper on June 02, 2012, 05:47:05 pm
That picture looks shopped. The text looks too straight, the background looks they've just added some vignetting to make it look non-flat And the left hand overlaps the sign weirdly.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on June 02, 2012, 06:03:27 pm
That picture looks shopped. The text looks too straight, the background looks they've just added some vignetting to make it look non-flat And the left hand overlaps the sign weirdly.
I can tell by some of the pixels, and having seen a lot of shops in my time.

Fixed~
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on June 02, 2012, 07:23:10 pm
Now that I've looked at it again, it does look kinda weird.


I wonder what the original said?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on June 02, 2012, 07:29:44 pm
That picture looks shopped. The text looks too straight, the background looks they've just added some vignetting to make it look non-flat And the left hand overlaps the sign weirdly.

Was the website shopped?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Quasirodent on June 02, 2012, 07:55:16 pm
I looked it up on Tineye and it couldn't find any alternative versions.  Maybe it's not?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on June 03, 2012, 12:51:55 am
It looks okay to me. 
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Meshakhad on June 03, 2012, 01:42:23 am
I'm with the "shopped" group.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on June 03, 2012, 04:52:04 am
The lighting around the words does seem a bit off.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on June 03, 2012, 01:15:28 pm
It is possible that the person who made the sign intentionally added vignetting to the sign itself for some effect. Probably to evoke “shedding light onto these truths.”
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MadCatTLX on June 03, 2012, 07:35:43 pm
That picture looks shopped. The text looks too straight, the background looks they've just added some vignetting to make it look non-flat And the left hand overlaps the sign weirdly.
I can tell by some of the pixels, and having seen a lot of shops in my time.

Fixed~

(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/5850/shopped.png)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on June 03, 2012, 10:02:58 pm
(http://i50.tinypic.com/de8s5z.jpg)

lolwut
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Zygarde on June 03, 2012, 10:08:43 pm
What the fuck does that mean?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Saturn500 on June 03, 2012, 10:14:00 pm
(http://i50.tinypic.com/de8s5z.jpg)

lolwut
What the fuck does that mean?

To sorta-paraphrase Yahtzee, it's kind of like my right left hand on a sunday every night. How so? It beats the fuck out of me!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on June 04, 2012, 01:19:50 am
(http://i50.tinypic.com/de8s5z.jpg)

lolwut
All I can think of is, "keep your rosaries off my ovaries."
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cerim Treascair on June 04, 2012, 01:42:28 am
All I can think of is using a rosary as anal beads... but it's 20 to 2 a.m. and I've been awake since 5 a.m. yesterday, so take it with a grain of salt the size of a truck.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on June 04, 2012, 01:44:58 am
Crazy east coasters, with your drugs and your being in the future and your makeout parties.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on June 04, 2012, 03:16:03 am
Crazy east coasters, with your drugs and your being in the future and your makeout parties.
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m52z8mKMs91rpwaic.gif)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: rookie on June 06, 2012, 08:40:49 am
(http://i50.tinypic.com/de8s5z.jpg)

lolwut

Good idea. I fully support this. This and every other initiative where people try to pray away things they don't like rather than legislate them away. 
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Smurfette Principle on June 06, 2012, 12:37:32 pm
And since it's a rosary instead of one prayer, they will be occupied for at least two and a half hours. Even more so if they do a novena.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Her3tiK on June 06, 2012, 01:34:38 pm
And since it's a rosary instead of one prayer, they will be occupied for at least two and a half hours. Even more so if they do a novena.
At least your partner will be completely turned off by that knowledge.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on June 09, 2012, 12:55:32 am
(http://i.huffpost.com/gen/638540/thumbs/o-OBAMA-EFFIGY-HUNG-570.jpg?4)

Real classy, folks, real classy...

If anyone is wondering it's the same douche bag pastor who was burning Qurans a couple of years ago.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/08/obama-effigy-hanged-outside-church_n_1581272.html?ir=Politics&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/08/obama-effigy-hanged-outside-church_n_1581272.html?ir=Politics&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on June 09, 2012, 01:26:06 am
(http://i.huffpost.com/gen/638540/thumbs/o-OBAMA-EFFIGY-HUNG-570.jpg?4)

Real classy, folks, real classy...

If anyone is wondering it's the same douche bag pastor who was burning Qurans a couple of years ago.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/08/obama-effigy-hanged-outside-church_n_1581272.html?ir=Politics&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/08/obama-effigy-hanged-outside-church_n_1581272.html?ir=Politics&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009)

Instead of the Obama effigy, the hanged figure would have looked more relevant to his message if it was Uncle Sam (since he is a symbol of America, and hanging it would symbolise his perceived killing of America).  The Obama figure would be more logical standing where the Uncle Sam figure is now, holding all the 'evil' rainbow flags and whatever.    Of course, then he wouldn't get to hang a 'niggra' doll.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on June 09, 2012, 02:08:39 am
I thought it was Abe Lincoln at first.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: sandman on June 09, 2012, 09:25:29 am
(http://i50.tinypic.com/de8s5z.jpg)

lolwut

Someone should inform this person that the way they wrote their sign, it's a pro-choice sentiment. Grammar ignorance is not your friend.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: sandman on June 09, 2012, 09:32:41 am
(http://i.huffpost.com/gen/638540/thumbs/o-OBAMA-EFFIGY-HUNG-570.jpg?4)


I have to say, if this is on church grounds, this really seems to cross the boundary into direct political activism, which should lose the church it's tax-exempt status. According to Federal IRS rules, in order to maintain 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, one of the limitations is that "it may not be an action organization, i.e., it may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates."  That little lynching display certainly seems to fit the bill as working against a political candidate.

Not to mention the before-mentioned idiocy in that his display has Uncle Sam killing Obama when he seems to be trying to say that Obama is killing America, and the insanely inappropriate visualization of hanging a black man.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on June 09, 2012, 07:31:22 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5co0e8CPO1rset1wo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on June 09, 2012, 07:37:14 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5co0e8CPO1rset1wo1_500.jpg)

No.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MadCatTLX on June 09, 2012, 07:47:19 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5co0e8CPO1rset1wo1_500.jpg)

[Citation Needed]
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ironbite on June 09, 2012, 09:30:32 pm
Because Biology is what's being discussed here you FUCKING IDIOTS!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on June 09, 2012, 11:36:12 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5co0e8CPO1rset1wo1_500.jpg)

If anything, modern science has made the issue more complex.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: booley on June 10, 2012, 02:59:43 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5co0e8CPO1rset1wo1_500.jpg)

Hmm..

Pro lifers said abortion causes breast cancer.

Except it doesn't.

Pro-lifers said abortion causes birth defects.

Except it doesn't.

Pro-lifers said abortion accounted for over 90% of Planed Parenthood's income

Not intended as a factual statement, we later hear.

If you have to lie to make your point, then logically doesn't that mean you don't have one?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Eniliad on June 10, 2012, 05:01:16 pm
The pro-life sign is impervious to your logic.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on June 10, 2012, 07:18:12 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5dfvueHPk1ry02vto1_1280.png)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5b3qlO8Sf1ry02vto1_1280.png)

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5acuenmDN1qj7gpko1_500.gif)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5er52g12P1ruvmcfo1_500.png)

Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on June 10, 2012, 07:52:46 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5dfvueHPk1ry02vto1_1280.png)

Diabetic people and people who rely on ventilators are sentient and aware of their surroundings, and as born citizens they have the right to life. Fetuses do not possess either of these traits for the majority of the pregnancy, with the possible exception of fetuses in the third trimester, when most abortions are illegal anyway except for medical emergencies. In the event that a born, legal person becomes incapable of making decisions for themselves due to illness or other incapacity, they may leave a living will beforehand detailing how they should be treated, and give another person permission to make health decisions for them. Fetuses cannot do this, because there was no sentience capable of making these decisions or being aware of its surroundings in the first place.

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1. Nobody gives a shit what you think.
2. There is no such thing as "natural law," and
3. Your appeal to nature in and of itself is fallacious, and is known as the naturalistic fallacy.
4. The definition of "marriage" and "homosexuality" are not contradictory. They are not even remotely related. One is a religious, social, and/or legal union between two partners (or more in polygamous countries) recognized by law. The other is a sexual orientation.

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5acuenmDN1qj7gpko1_500.gif)

1. English orthography is a bitch (you can blame the French for that), but if you've learned the language right then you can deal with it. I don't hear any kids in China complaining about the pitfalls of a character-based system, so if they can do that then I think you can master this if you just put your mind to it. Language doesn't change just because you can't learn it.
2. Even if you managed to eliminate the use of the letter C for the phonemes /k/ and /s/, you still need a letter to represent the phoneme /tʃ/. "Ch" is almost always pronounced /tʃ/, so I don't think it's necessary to find a new letter, but if you wanted to reduce all the sounds in the English language to one letter, then you could always just use... well... "C". Lots of languages do that. No reason to commit genocide against the entire letter.
3. Overall, trying to reduce English orthography to be strictly phonetic is stupid because dialectal differences will cause more confusion in the written language. (For instance, should "bottle" be spelled bädl or bätl?) I once tried to converse in IPA with an Aussie once, and it was very frustrating.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: JohnE on June 10, 2012, 08:22:47 pm
I'm for bringing back thorn and eth.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on June 10, 2012, 09:13:43 pm
Quote from: A Complete Moron#msg65165 date=1339370292
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Compare a fetus to a person in a vegetative state. Both rely for their existence on services provided by another. If you do not pay the health insurance company, they stop providing that service, which is not murder. In the same way, a mother can choose to disallow you the use of her body.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on June 10, 2012, 10:58:12 pm
I was supposed to post those in the Facebook thread. I must have posted in this thread by mistake.

Oh well.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: agentCDE on June 10, 2012, 11:57:09 pm
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Cancer is made of living cells that grow and divide. In fact, too much growing and dividing is exactly the problem with cancer.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on June 11, 2012, 09:11:43 am
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Cancer is made of living cells that grow and divide. In fact, too much growing and dividing is exactly the problem with cancer.

I wonder what she'd think of fetus in fetu. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fetus_in_fetu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fetus_in_fetu)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on June 11, 2012, 12:46:38 pm
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Cancer is made of living cells that grow and divide. In fact, too much growing and dividing is exactly the problem with cancer.

I wonder what she'd think of fetus in fetu. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fetus_in_fetu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fetus_in_fetu)

It should live, just like cancer.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kristine on June 14, 2012, 02:07:27 am
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Taking care of someone and letting them use your body parts are 2 very different things...
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: NonProphet on June 14, 2012, 07:30:49 am
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Taking care of someone and letting them use your body parts are 2 very different things...
Not to mention the fact that there's this thing called the "right to bodily domain"... the same right that prevents us from being forced to involuntarily "donate" organs & blood just because someone else needs them.
Either these people believe in maintaining this right, or they are anti-choice. They can't have it both ways.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on June 14, 2012, 09:21:57 am
Honestly I'm more freaked out that she works at a CPC,
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Quasirodent on June 14, 2012, 02:53:46 pm
Quote from: A Complete Moron#msg65165 date=1339370292
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Compare a fetus to a person in a vegetative state. Both rely for their existence on services provided by another. If you do not pay the health insurance company, they stop providing that service, which is not murder. In the same way, a mother can choose to disallow you the use of her body.

By that same logic, it is a sin to swat a mosquito even if it might give you a blood disease, because obviously it's A) Alive.  B) Intended by God to drink your blood.  And C) Full of eggs, which are baby mosquitoes (All biting mosquitoes are breeding females).  Therefore you'd be murdering all those baby mosquitoes as well as their mother.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lyndon4Christ on June 14, 2012, 04:16:15 pm
Quote from: A Complete Moron#msg65165 date=1339370292
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5dfvueHPk1ry02vto1_1280.png)

Compare a fetus to a person in a vegetative state. Both rely for their existence on services provided by another. If you do not pay the health insurance company, they stop providing that service, which is not murder. In the same way, a mother can choose to disallow you the use of her body.

By that same logic, it is a sin to swat a mosquito even if it might give you a blood disease, because obviously it's A) Alive.  B) Intended by God to drink your blood.  And C) Full of eggs, which are baby mosquitoes (All biting mosquitoes are breeding females).  Therefore you'd be murdering all those baby mosquitoes as well as their mother.


Comparing babies to mosquitoes?  IS THIS THE AMERICA YOU WANT???????????
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Eniliad on June 14, 2012, 04:19:03 pm
(http://i.qkme.me/356qou.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on June 14, 2012, 04:35:06 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzsa8eKnZO1qicf15o1_500.jpg)
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Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cerim Treascair on June 14, 2012, 04:40:08 pm
What.. what do the girl scouts, objectification and their COOKIES have to do with abortion?!

*brain breaks*
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: QueenofHearts on June 14, 2012, 04:43:26 pm
What.. what do the girl scouts, objectification and their COOKIES have to do with abortion?!

*brain breaks*

GSA gives money to Planned Parenthood and since Jon Kyl informed us that Planned Parenthood uses 90% of their funds on abortion, that makes GSA evil.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cerim Treascair on June 14, 2012, 04:44:21 pm
Ahhh... I see... Makes total sense, then.  *goes back to nomming on frozen delicious, delicious Samoas*
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Vypernight on June 14, 2012, 05:17:12 pm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planned_Parenthood (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planned_Parenthood)

Quote
Services provided at locations include contraceptives (birth control); emergency contraception; screening for breast, cervical and testicular cancers; pregnancy testing and pregnancy options counseling; testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases; comprehensive sexuality education, menopause treatments; vasectomies, tubal ligations, and abortion.
 
In 2009, Planned Parenthood provided 4,009,549 contraceptive services (35% of total), 3,955,926 sexually transmitted disease services (35% of total), 1,830,811 cancer related services (16% of total), 1,178,369 pregnancy/prenatal/midlife services (10% of total), 332,278 abortion services (3% of total), and 76,977 other services (1% of total), for a total of 11,383,900 services.[7][35][37][38][39][40] The organization also said its doctors and nurses annually conduct 1 million screenings for cervical cancer and 830,000 breast exams.

So for every abortion performed, they also;

treated 11 STD's,
provided 3 services for those wanting to have their child,
helped 5 cancer patients,
and helped 11 women prevent accidental pregancies.

Which side is really pro life here?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Saturn500 on June 14, 2012, 05:21:27 pm
What.. what do the girl scouts, objectification and their COOKIES have to do with abortion?!

*brain breaks*

GSA gives money to Planned Parenthood and since Jon Kyl informed us that Planned Parenthood uses 90% of their funds on abortion, that makes GSA evil.

Don't forget that by "sex objectification", they mean "a decent sex education".
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on June 14, 2012, 05:39:05 pm
Quote from: A Complete Moron#msg65165 date=1339370292
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Compare a fetus to a person in a vegetative state. Both rely for their existence on services provided by another. If you do not pay the health insurance company, they stop providing that service, which is not murder. In the same way, a mother can choose to disallow you the use of her body.

By that same logic, it is a sin to swat a mosquito even if it might give you a blood disease, because obviously it's A) Alive.  B) Intended by God to drink your blood.  And C) Full of eggs, which are baby mosquitoes (All biting mosquitoes are breeding females).  Therefore you'd be murdering all those baby mosquitoes as well as their mother.

Probably self-defence, even if we regarded killing insects as a moral crime. Which I'm not sold on.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ironbite on June 14, 2012, 06:07:59 pm
Quote from: A Complete Moron#msg65165 date=1339370292
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5dfvueHPk1ry02vto1_1280.png)

Compare a fetus to a person in a vegetative state. Both rely for their existence on services provided by another. If you do not pay the health insurance company, they stop providing that service, which is not murder. In the same way, a mother can choose to disallow you the use of her body.

By that same logic, it is a sin to swat a mosquito even if it might give you a blood disease, because obviously it's A) Alive.  B) Intended by God to drink your blood.  And C) Full of eggs, which are baby mosquitoes (All biting mosquitoes are breeding females).  Therefore you'd be murdering all those baby mosquitoes as well as their mother.


Comparing babies to mosquitoes?  IS THIS THE AMERICA YOU WANT???????????

See I know this won't penetrate the stupid that surrounds your brain but you really don't get it.  Sex is not just for procreation anymore.  It's also for fun.  And while I know in the narrow world you live in, sex isn't supposed to be fun but it is.  Being able to have risk-free sex, and that includes a baby, is awesome and something everyone, men and women, should have the right to.

Ironbite-now go ahead and say something stupider...I need to laugh at you some more.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on June 14, 2012, 06:17:04 pm
Quote from: A Complete Moron#msg65165 date=1339370292
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5dfvueHPk1ry02vto1_1280.png)

Compare a fetus to a person in a vegetative state. Both rely for their existence on services provided by another. If you do not pay the health insurance company, they stop providing that service, which is not murder. In the same way, a mother can choose to disallow you the use of her body.

By that same logic, it is a sin to swat a mosquito even if it might give you a blood disease, because obviously it's A) Alive.  B) Intended by God to drink your blood.  And C) Full of eggs, which are baby mosquitoes (All biting mosquitoes are breeding females).  Therefore you'd be murdering all those baby mosquitoes as well as their mother.


Comparing babies to mosquitoes?  IS THIS THE AMERICA YOU WANT???????????

See I know this won't penetrate the stupid that surrounds your brain but you really don't get it.  Sex is not just for procreation anymore.  It's also for fun.  And while I know in the narrow world you live in, sex isn't supposed to be fun but it is.  Being able to have risk-free sex, and that includes a baby, is awesome and something everyone, men and women, should have the right to.

Ironbite-now go ahead and say something stupider...I need to laugh at you some more.

Now I'm just confused. Non sequiter ahoy!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on June 14, 2012, 06:49:33 pm
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Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cerim Treascair on June 14, 2012, 10:16:01 pm
oh, that's classy.

Someone remind me why we even listen to these kinds of people? It's patently obvious that they don't want to participate in civil discourse.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Saturn500 on June 14, 2012, 10:25:18 pm
They don't want to, but we can make them.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on June 14, 2012, 10:46:13 pm
Comparing babies to mosquitoes?  IS THIS THE AMERICA YOU WANT???????????

Quasi is Canadian, dear.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on June 14, 2012, 11:32:06 pm
Well... you could say NORTH America and be right...
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on June 15, 2012, 02:23:37 am
But that would imply that Canada isn't located at the South Pole.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: e13 on June 15, 2012, 08:31:05 am
Mile, I hate to break this to you, but Canada is part of the US. It's located between California and Kansas. I know this, because I went to school, and at school, we had maps and books.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Quasirodent on June 15, 2012, 12:15:00 pm
I actually had a discussion with someone who insisted I lived in the USA.  Toronto is a big, well-known CANADIAN city, and she was 100% certain and vehement about it, in fact, being in New York State.  I thought she was joking (the term 'trolling' wasn't around yet,) but she seemed pretty damn serious. XD
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on June 15, 2012, 03:08:51 pm
LOL... "Woman, I think I'd *know* where *I* live..."
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on June 15, 2012, 07:12:15 pm
Mile, I hate to break this to you, but Canada is part of the US. It's located between California and Kansas. I know this, because I went to school, and at school, we had maps and books.

Nope. Canada as located at the South Pole, in the great African nation of Asia.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on June 15, 2012, 08:59:41 pm
Mile, I hate to break this to you, but Canada is part of the US. It's located between California and Kansas. I know this, because I went to school, and at school, we had maps and books.

Nope. Canada as located at the South Pole, in the great African nation of Asia.
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4bdwevhNK1qapvns.gif)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: e13 on June 15, 2012, 09:44:14 pm
Mile, I hate to break this to you, but Canada is part of the US. It's located between California and Kansas. I know this, because I went to school, and at school, we had maps and books.

Nope. Canada as located at the South Pole, in the great African nation of Asia.
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4bdwevhNK1qapvns.gif)
...I stepped into a reference or something... I'll show myself the way out.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/Entertainer13/Lonely_man.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on June 15, 2012, 10:19:04 pm
/me nicks another gif.


You knew I would.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Quasirodent on June 15, 2012, 10:26:29 pm
LOL... "Woman, I think I'd *know* where *I* live..."

I SAID that!  Almost exactly that.  And she still insisted I was wrong.
I told her I was a Canadian citizen with a Canadian birth certificate.  Nope.  I'm wrong and I'm in Amercia. ;p

(This was around 10 years ago and I still shake my head.)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on June 15, 2012, 10:57:02 pm
Mile, I hate to break this to you, but Canada is part of the US. It's located between California and Kansas. I know this, because I went to school, and at school, we had maps and books.

Nope. Canada as located at the South Pole, in the great African nation of Asia.
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4bdwevhNK1qapvns.gif)
...I stepped into a reference or something... I'll show myself the way out.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/Entertainer13/Lonely_man.jpg)
Not a reference. Just a gif expressing my love for antechrist. :D

@Spaceprog- I know. :D
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on June 16, 2012, 12:44:01 am
Mile, I hate to break this to you, but Canada is part of the US. It's located between California and Kansas. I know this, because I went to school, and at school, we had maps and books.

Nope. Canada as located at the South Pole, in the great African nation of Asia.
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4bdwevhNK1qapvns.gif)

Bloody love is the best!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on June 16, 2012, 02:25:47 am
Especially if it's Donna Noble bloody love.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on June 16, 2012, 02:50:14 am
Mile, I hate to break this to you, but Canada is part of the US. It's located between California and Kansas. I know this, because I went to school, and at school, we had maps and books.

Nope. Canada as located at the South Pole, in the great African nation of Asia.
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4bdwevhNK1qapvns.gif)

Bloody love is the best!

Only the best for you!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on June 16, 2012, 03:49:59 am
I wish I had a Donna Noble in my life.  I'd like a Mate.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on June 18, 2012, 05:05:45 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5p46n8tnA1rw5dlyo1_500.jpg)
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5n0d9yFFy1rw5dlyo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on June 18, 2012, 06:16:18 pm
Love the way he threw France in there… ::)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on June 18, 2012, 08:09:17 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5p46n8tnA1rw5dlyo1_500.jpg)
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5n0d9yFFy1rw5dlyo1_500.jpg)
Sees the marine sticker
How the hell did this blood thirsty manic get in there.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Her3tiK on June 18, 2012, 08:15:03 pm
I really wouldn't be surprised it that was a selling point after the last decade.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on June 18, 2012, 08:25:54 pm
Nuke them until it glows, huh. Did that dude forget that we aren't the only nations with nukes anymore? (France, in fact, has them too.)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Auri-El on June 18, 2012, 08:48:11 pm
Why France? Other than protesting U.S. involvement in the Middle East, what have they done wrong? Do these people not realize France is one of our longest and best allies?  Oh wait I forgot who I'm talking about.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 18, 2012, 09:47:06 pm
Why France? Other than protesting U.S. involvement in the Middle East, what have they done wrong? Do these people not realize France is one of our longest and best allies?  Oh wait I forgot who I'm talking about.

I think America holds the record for the second most insults towards France.  </bullshitting>
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kristine on June 18, 2012, 09:51:34 pm
sorry it's large...

In 1965, at age 15, 2 kids decided to go "Steady" The Catholic school did not agree, and sent this letter home to their parents...
(http://i.imgur.com/tlvxK.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: TheL on June 19, 2012, 07:15:40 am
I'm guessing they rescinded that policy in 1966, when they realized that the majority of students with decent leadership skills were ineligible, leaving them without much of a student council. :P
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on June 19, 2012, 03:25:24 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5myqnhL2R1rs4zizo1_250.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: rookie on June 19, 2012, 03:35:41 pm
snip
Sees the marine sticker
How the hell did this blood thirsty manic get in there.

You can get those stickers at a lot of places, not just AAFES.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Damen on June 19, 2012, 03:39:21 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5myqnhL2R1rs4zizo1_250.jpg)

This from someone who's one busted rubber away from becoming a hypocrite.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: rookie on June 19, 2012, 04:28:23 pm
sorry it's large...

In 1965, at age 15, 2 kids decided to go "Steady" The Catholic school did not agree, and sent this letter home to their parents...
*snip*

Are...are they suggesting instead sleep around and see what you like?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kit Walker on June 19, 2012, 05:30:30 pm
Are...are they suggesting instead sleep around and see what you like?

No, no. They're suggesting you date around, get to know different people, figure out what you like in a person. Unless you're a fuck-on-the-first-date type of person, which they're assuming Catholic youth aren't, that doesn't mean sleep around.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on June 19, 2012, 05:44:42 pm
Duuuuuuuuuuude...I'd been "steady" with my girl for months before we'd had our first official date.  They had shit fucking backwards.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on June 20, 2012, 02:36:38 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/179945_424339484251760_2142432925_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on June 20, 2012, 03:00:27 am
Just love.  That's all I ask.  Just love.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: TheL on June 20, 2012, 10:30:28 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/179945_424339484251760_2142432925_n.jpg)

See also:  Jacob from the book of Genesis, and the kings David and Solomon.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 20, 2012, 01:48:37 pm
Why are they morally wrong, poster-maker?

Give me a reason that doesn't come from your holy book which has no more place in our government than the Koran does.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on June 20, 2012, 02:13:45 pm
Apperantly this person has never read their own bible.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on June 20, 2012, 02:43:59 pm
Paul actually says marriage isn't even moral. It's just preferable to unmarried sex. That's right, one of your own apostle devalues marriage.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Eniliad on June 20, 2012, 02:44:49 pm
To be fair, Paul WAS the first Christian fundie.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on June 20, 2012, 02:49:35 pm
Sometimes I think fundies worship Paul and not Jesus.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 20, 2012, 03:00:12 pm
Sometimes I think fundies worship Paul and not Jesus.

DING DING DING DING DING DING

We have a winner

Though to be fair, Jesus DID say some pretty nasty things, so it's not ENTIRELY Paul.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on June 20, 2012, 03:06:54 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5wn6mwSHC1rz3knpo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Saturn500 on June 20, 2012, 03:08:39 pm
Sometimes I think fundies worship Paul and not Jesus.
Thanks for the ammunition against fundies!

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5wn6mwSHC1rz3knpo1_500.jpg)

...[facepalm]
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on June 20, 2012, 03:11:47 pm
Sometimes I think fundies worship Paul and not Jesus.
Thanks for the ammunition against fundies!

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5wn6mwSHC1rz3knpo1_500.jpg)

...[facepalm]
Despite what Dogma is saying there is no Islamization of Europe
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 20, 2012, 03:13:10 pm
WAAAAAGH MY EYES THEY HUUUUUUUUUURT
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on June 20, 2012, 04:09:45 pm
Genocide. You're using that word. I don't think you know what it means.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on June 21, 2012, 03:06:17 am
Did they forget that there were people here before the white guys came along?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on June 21, 2012, 03:35:41 pm
Oh, them wudn't people.  Them was jus' drunk injuns.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on June 22, 2012, 02:03:05 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m614epnWT61rwy5lto1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on June 22, 2012, 02:11:31 pm
When an Eagle goes to jail for destroying its egg, we'll talk.

Did they forget that there were people here before the white guys came along?

Well, except most of Europe.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: KZN02 on June 22, 2012, 02:13:12 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m614epnWT61rwy5lto1_500.jpg)
I didn't know humans were an endangered species.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ironbite on June 22, 2012, 05:10:45 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m614epnWT61rwy5lto1_500.jpg)

There is a fire you can go die in sir.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kristine on June 24, 2012, 12:22:35 pm
Genocide. You're using that word. I don't think you know what it means.
(http://s3-ak.buzzfed.com/static/imagebuzz/web05/2011/4/30/3/hey-7-you-know-that-word-posers-this-30416-1304147043-22.jpg)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m614epnWT61rwy5lto1_500.jpg)
I didn't know humans were an endangered species.
(http://www.funny-quotations.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Stop-abortion-protest.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 24, 2012, 01:02:53 pm
Technically, that's chicken menstruation, not chicken fetuses ;D
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on June 24, 2012, 06:46:36 pm
There is a fire you can go die in sir.

German Ironbite's language backwards is written.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on June 24, 2012, 07:48:57 pm
Technically, that's chicken menstruation, not chicken fetuses ;D

Depends on where the rooster was at the time.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: DiscoBerry on June 25, 2012, 09:12:58 am
(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/government-medecine.jpg)

(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/gemany-again.jpg)

(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/dump-the-polititions.jpg)

(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/descent-tea-bagger.jpg)

Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: DiscoBerry on June 25, 2012, 09:13:48 am
(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/constution-lives.jpg)

(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/birth-certifict.jpg)

(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/bank-of-barock.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Random Dinosaur on June 25, 2012, 04:06:54 pm
The U.S. is going Baroque? But I liked the Neoclassical look!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on June 25, 2012, 07:10:21 pm
(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/descent-tea-bagger.jpg)

Ignoring the misspelling for now…

I seem to remember the going sentiment being rather different ten years ago.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kit Walker on June 25, 2012, 08:26:30 pm
I seem to remember the going sentiment being rather different ten years ago.

I think the point the guy's trying to make is that if liberals said "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" when the other side was in office, they don't have much of a leg to stand on when their guy is in office and the other side wants to bitch. Mind you, it completely ignore that the reverse is true...but he has a point.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on June 25, 2012, 08:42:31 pm
He forgot the first bit of that slogan: reasoned dissent is patriotic. Absurd conspiracy theory lies are not patriotic.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on June 25, 2012, 08:46:52 pm
I seem to remember the going sentiment being rather different ten years ago.

I think the point the guy's trying to make is that if liberals said "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" when the other side was in office, they don't have much of a leg to stand on when their guy is in office and the other side wants to bitch. Mind you, it completely ignore that the reverse is true...but he has a point.

Maybe it is just ‘cause I don’t pay as much attention to the news, but I really haven’t seen very many “United We Stand” type slogans coming from the Democrats. Sure, they might insult Republicans’ intelligence and call out their barely-concealed racism, but for the most part they still let them bitch and moan and otherwise control the rhetoric.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: OscarApollo on June 25, 2012, 10:08:19 pm
"Descent" is the highest form of "patriotic"? Are these people even literate?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: QueenofHearts on June 26, 2012, 04:28:24 am
"Descent" is the highest form of "patriotic"? Are these people even literate?

They're just dissenting from grammar, which has a liberal bias anyways. I mean its taught in schools and colleges so it must be liberal indoctrination.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on June 26, 2012, 09:40:19 am
"Descent" is the highest form of "patriotic"? Are these people even literate?

They're just dissenting from grammar, which has a liberal bias anyways. I mean its taught in schools and colleges so it must be liberal indoctrination.

Raeg again teh masheen
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on June 26, 2012, 11:49:24 am
(https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s480x480/546441_4067172202778_1683007194_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on June 26, 2012, 11:59:04 am
Orange Church? Sounds like a parody.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Vypernight on June 26, 2012, 12:04:37 pm
(https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s480x480/546441_4067172202778_1683007194_n.jpg)

I repent!

Please, Jesus, forgive me for designing the pictures in the church windows, that the priests approved beforehand!

Show mercy to my singing hymns in church every Sunday!

And by you grace, I beg you to allow me back into your kingdom after I gave up meat for Lent!

I thought I was following Your words, but apparently I was a horrible sinner all along!

(Geez, why don't they slam people who come to church or even those who even read the Bible why they're at it!)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on June 28, 2012, 12:05:23 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m68p31yJxZ1qa4ff3o1_500.jpg)

She is technically right though. Affirmative Action, as it currently works (because it was sabotaged to be that way), benefits white people much more than it does people of color. So she is right but she doesn't know why she's right.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on June 28, 2012, 12:13:03 am
Affirmative Action, as it currently works (because it was sabotaged to be that way), benefits white people much more than it does people of color.

Oh? Do explain. I hadn't heard this.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on June 28, 2012, 12:21:52 am
I lost the original article but I'm scouring google scholars for it. Generally speaking, the group of people that benefits the most from Affirmative Action is white women. Also generally speaking, white people gain more scholarships than people of color. Here is the report on that: http://www.finaid.org/scholarships/20110902racescholarships.pdf
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on June 28, 2012, 01:11:53 am
(Edited to remove).

We have a whole thread about this shit, guys. Get this over there.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on June 28, 2012, 05:40:46 pm
Not really protest signs, but here are more of those dumb liberal memes:

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m32239hOvt1qcd2qeo1_400.jpg)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ly49sgzjZx1qin3heo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 28, 2012, 08:47:20 pm
Not really protest signs, but here are more of those dumb liberal memes:

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m32239hOvt1qcd2qeo1_400.jpg)

...Huh?

Did they even try with this one?

Quote
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ly49sgzjZx1qin3heo1_500.jpg)

...Her?

I'm reasonably sure that's a guy, dude.

Also, believe it or not, most liberals support your right to spew whatever bullshit you please.  Just be aware that free speech does not mean freedom from the consequences* of speech.

*Consequences include "Disagreement, loss of friendship, loss of respect, and occasionally a naughty word sent your way."
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Auri-El on June 28, 2012, 10:13:33 pm
Would you both shut up already?

(http://cdn-www.cracked.com/articleimages/wong/bus.jpg)

Sorry if it's a repeat, but it's still funny.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on June 28, 2012, 11:02:20 pm
Pretty dumb, but it does have a point about carpooling and public transportation. Maybe it should have said "Use less oil, Ride the Bus"
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 29, 2012, 12:06:49 am
Split argument into Flame and Burn, called "Argument about Racism".  Please, guys, I know that this is an emotionally charged topic, but we have Flame and Burn for a reason.  Keep it civil in this and other forums.

Also, reposting the picture that Lexikon posted that was included as part of an argument post:

(https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/425514_166202440171352_1325628391_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: booley on June 29, 2012, 12:24:45 pm


(https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/425514_166202440171352_1325628391_n.jpg)

well I chose my computer and car because I'm a photographer and I needed that stuff to make money in the first place.  My cable tv came with the internet I need to do my job.

I sure as hell don't know where my smart phone, gaming system and flat screen tv are that I supposedly bought.  They are certainly NOT where I live.

However I could get those things if I save up.  They are one time expenditures.

Insurance is nto a one time expenditure. It's ongoing.  So it would be like buying a flat screen every month for years on end.

Not really a good comparison to begin with.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Her3tiK on June 29, 2012, 01:07:05 pm


(https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/425514_166202440171352_1325628391_n.jpg)

well I chose my computer and car because I'm a photographer and I needed that stuff to make money in the first place.  My cable tv came with the internet I need to do my job.

I sure as hell don't know where my smart phone, gaming system and flat screen tv are that I supposedly bought.  They are certainly NOT where I live.

However I could get those things if I save up.  They are one time expenditures.

Insurance is nto a one time expenditure. It's ongoing.  So it would be like buying a flat screen every month for years on end.

Not really a good comparison to begin with.
Oh come now. If these people were any good at critical thinking, they wouldn't be using "arguments" like this in the first place.

Of these things listed, I have a laptop, which I only bought because the last one fried on me.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on July 01, 2012, 09:11:36 pm
(https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/528139_261090690659273_354576704_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Canadian Mojo on July 01, 2012, 09:14:55 pm


(https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/425514_166202440171352_1325628391_n.jpg)

well I chose my computer and car because I'm a photographer and I needed that stuff to make money in the first place.  My cable tv came with the internet I need to do my job.

I sure as hell don't know where my smart phone, gaming system and flat screen tv are that I supposedly bought.  They are certainly NOT where I live.

However I could get those things if I save up.  They are one time expenditures.

Insurance is nto a one time expenditure. It's ongoing.  So it would be like buying a flat screen every month for years on end.

Not really a good comparison to begin with.
Oh come now. If these people were any good at critical thinking, they wouldn't be using "arguments" like this in the first place.

Of these things listed, I have a laptop, which I only bought because the last one fried on me.

I've got all those things minus that high a car payment and I can afford them because my taxes pay for a publicly funded health care system that is considerably more efficient than a private one and leaves me with a fair bit more money at the end of the day.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 02, 2012, 06:20:59 am
(https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/528139_261090690659273_354576704_n.jpg)

*brain fuses*
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on July 02, 2012, 07:22:17 am
(https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/528139_261090690659273_354576704_n.jpg)

(http://i46.tinypic.com/33uc2sy.gif)
I have nothing appropriate to add.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: DiscoBerry on July 02, 2012, 08:52:17 am
(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/426972_10151244900848136_1592783661_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on July 02, 2012, 09:54:11 am
(https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/528139_261090690659273_354576704_n.jpg)

Because you touch yourself at night.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: e13 on July 02, 2012, 10:10:58 am
(https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/528139_261090690659273_354576704_n.jpg)

Because you touch yourself at night.
Why do Fundies Hate America?

Yeesh, that was hard.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on July 02, 2012, 06:34:28 pm
(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/426972_10151244900848136_1592783661_n.jpg)

1. Saving a tree is for environmental reason, stupid.
2. No one think the former is offensive. Just we happened to not adhere to blind patriotism.
3. U Mad Bruh?
4. Hey, you don't seem to bitch about all the illegal white immigrants living here. And you don't seem to realize that on top of targeting Hispanic people, these voting laws target black people, senior citizen and young people. Oh look all the group that could potentially be a threat to conservatives.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Damen on July 02, 2012, 07:00:33 pm
4. Hey, you don't seem to bitch about all the legal white immigrants living here.

Just curious, what white immigrants and why would anyone care about them if they're in the USA legally? ???
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on July 02, 2012, 07:06:46 pm
4. Hey, you don't seem to bitch about all the legal white immigrants living here.

Just curious, what white immigrants and why would anyone care about them if they're in the USA legally? ???

Meant to say illegal white immigrants. Generally from East European decent. Our anti-Immigration laws targets illegal Mexican immigrants but gives free passes if it's from eastern Europe.

Edit. God I'm doing all sorts of spelling mistakes.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Fpqxz on July 02, 2012, 07:15:36 pm
4. Hey, you don't seem to bitch about all the legal white immigrants living here.

Just curious, what white immigrants and why would anyone care about them if they're in the USA legally? ???

Meant to say illegal white immigrants. Generally for East European decent. Our anti-Immigration laws targets illegal Mexican immigrants but gives free passes if it's from eastern europe.

Just FYI, there are a fair number of illegal immigrants from the Middle East, Far East, and Africa as well.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on July 02, 2012, 07:21:59 pm
I'm aware of that. In fact 1 in 10 is East Asian, IIRC.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: TheL on July 02, 2012, 09:32:34 pm
4. Hey, you don't seem to bitch about all the legal white immigrants living here.

Just curious, what white immigrants and why would anyone care about them if they're in the USA legally? ???

I can't help but be amused that the person pointing out a missing "il-" in a post about illegal white immigrants lives in the Sooner State.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Damen on July 02, 2012, 11:06:28 pm
4. Hey, you don't seem to bitch about all the legal white immigrants living here.

Just curious, what white immigrants and why would anyone care about them if they're in the USA legally? ???

I can't help but be amused that the person pointing out a missing "il-" in a post about illegal white immigrants lives in the Sooner State.

Take a closer look at the post I quoted; the "il-" was left out intentionally and you'll and you'll also see the source of my confusion.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 02, 2012, 11:23:52 pm
2. No one think the former is offensive. Just we happened to not adhere to blind patriotism.

Oh, I think it's offensive.

However, I also think that I don't have the right to not be offended.

They love to point out that the two are contradictory, but they're projecting.  They think something is offensive, they want it outlawed.  We think something is offensive, but we protect the right of the person to say that.

Really, the latter is the reason the former is allowed to happen, if that makes sense.

That being said, freedom of speech also means freedom to disagree with speech, so I'm free to call out them on their bullshit.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on July 02, 2012, 11:39:27 pm
4. Hey, you don't seem to bitch about all the legal white immigrants living here.

Just curious, what white immigrants and why would anyone care about them if they're in the USA legally? ???

I can't help but be amused that the person pointing out a missing "il-" in a post about illegal white immigrants lives in the Sooner State.

Take a closer look at the post I quoted; the "il-" was left out intentionally and you'll and you'll also see the source of my confusion.

Um I did correct myself and said I mean to say "illegal". ??? I should probably edit that post.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Damen on July 02, 2012, 11:41:22 pm
4. Hey, you don't seem to bitch about all the legal white immigrants living here.

Just curious, what white immigrants and why would anyone care about them if they're in the USA legally? ???

I can't help but be amused that the person pointing out a missing "il-" in a post about illegal white immigrants lives in the Sooner State.

Take a closer look at the post I quoted; the "il-" was left out intentionally and you'll and you'll also see the source of my confusion.

Um I did correct myself and said I mean to say "illegal". ??? I should probably edit that post.

Meh, you're fine.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: rookie on July 04, 2012, 09:51:45 am

Meant to say illegal white immigrants. Generally from East European decent. Our anti-Immigration laws targets illegal Mexican immigrants but gives free passes if it's from eastern Europe.

Edit. God I'm doing all sorts of spelling mistakes.

Not quite. The laws target everyone equally. The enforcement, on the other hand, tends to go after, well, countries with brown people (Latin America, Middle Eastern, Pakistan, you get the idea).
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Quasirodent on July 04, 2012, 06:45:23 pm
On #2 - Has any pro-choice person really claimed that an embryo isn't a life?  It's alive.  It's just not a person.   It is a living thing with its own DNA and bodily functions... kind of like a mouse, I guess, if a mouse were completely dependent on its parasitization of your body.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kit Walker on July 04, 2012, 07:07:40 pm
Oh, I think it's offensive.

However, I also think that I don't have the right to not be offended.

You think that simply flying an American Flag is offensive? The hell?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 04, 2012, 08:19:12 pm
Oh, I think it's offensive.

However, I also think that I don't have the right to not be offended.

You think that simply flying an American Flag is offensive? The hell?

I think that civilians who fly flags 24/7 is offensive.  It's also more offensive to fly flags on things besides buildings, such as on bikes.  It's being "more patriotic than thou".

It's also a good way to identify wingnuts from non-wingnuts.

Government buildings are, IMO, the only buildings that are okay to have flags flying 24/7 at.  Civilian buildings?  Not so much.

It's like people who wear crosses or have cross bumper stickers.  It's in-your-face.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on July 04, 2012, 08:24:36 pm

Oh, I think it's offensive.

However, I also think that I don't have the right to not be offended.

You think that simply flying an American Flag is offensive? The hell?

I think that civilians who fly flags 24/7 is offensive.  It's also more offensive to fly flags on things besides buildings.  It's being "more patriotic than thou".

Government buildings are, IMO, the only buildings that are okay to have flags flying 24/7 at.  Civilian buildings?  Not so much.

It's like people who wear crosses or have cross bumper stickers.  It's in-your-face.

You know I agree it is very in face and annoying as fuck, but I find flag pattened clothing more offensive but that may be because I find them to be extremely tacky as fuck.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 04, 2012, 08:58:26 pm
To me, that qualifies as "Flying flags on things besides buildings"
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on July 04, 2012, 08:58:45 pm

Oh, I think it's offensive.

However, I also think that I don't have the right to not be offended.

You think that simply flying an American Flag is offensive? The hell?

I think that civilians who fly flags 24/7 is offensive.  It's also more offensive to fly flags on things besides buildings.  It's being "more patriotic than thou".

Government buildings are, IMO, the only buildings that are okay to have flags flying 24/7 at.  Civilian buildings?  Not so much.

It's like people who wear crosses or have cross bumper stickers.  It's in-your-face.

You know I agree it is very in face and annoying as fuck, but I find flag pattened clothing more offensive but that may be because I find them to be extremely tacky as fuck.

Also against The Flag Code (http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagcode.htm).
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on July 04, 2012, 09:26:33 pm
I think it only applies if you actually cut up a flag, and wear it as clothing.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on July 04, 2012, 09:32:30 pm
Eh, I don't care about the display of the US flag.  It doesn't harm me any.  At least it's an actual existing country (Confederate Battle Flag, I'm looking at YOU).
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on July 04, 2012, 09:56:05 pm
What does annoy me are people who guilt others with the flag.  For instance I didnt stand during tthe pledge at school so faculty forced me. 
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on July 04, 2012, 09:57:33 pm
I think it only applies if you actually cut up a flag, and wear it as clothing.

Nope:

Quote
"The words "flag, standard, colors, or ensign", as used herein, shall include any flag, standard, colors, ensign, or any picture or representation of either, or of any part or parts of either, made of any substance or represented on any substance, of any size evidently purporting to be either of said flag, standard, colors, or ensign of the United States of America or a picture or a representation of either, upon which shall be shown the colors, the stars and the stripes, in any number of either thereof, or of any part or parts of either, by which the average person seeing the same without deliberation may believe the same to represent the flag, colors, standard, or ensign of the United States of America." (Section 3)

Petty much anything that looks like the flag is supposed to be treated as the flag.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 04, 2012, 09:59:07 pm
What does annoy me are people who guilt others with the flag.  For instance I didnt stand during tthe pledge at school so faculty forced me. 

So much for liberty.

I'm sorry, if you make it a requirement to worship a damn flag (and I don't care that they call it patriotism, it's fucking WORSHIP) then there is no liberty, it is only tyranny under the flag of freedom.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on July 04, 2012, 10:11:15 pm
What does annoy me are people who guilt others with the flag.  For instance I didnt stand during tthe pledge at school so faculty forced me. 

So much for liberty.

I'm sorry, if you make it a requirement to worship a damn flag (and I don't care that they call it patriotism, it's fucking WORSHIP) then there is no liberty, it is only tyranny under the flag of freedom.
meh at least I didn't have to say it.  why do we even have that damn pledge
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on July 04, 2012, 10:35:34 pm
why do we even have that damn pledge

‘Cause of Godless Commies.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on July 04, 2012, 10:40:09 pm
why do we even have that damn pledge

‘Cause of Godless Commies.
so we imitate them?  Seriously it sounds like something that should be reserved for military
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on July 04, 2012, 10:55:54 pm
why do we even have that damn pledge

‘Cause of Godless Commies.
so we imitate them?  Seriously it sounds like something that should be reserved for military

Well, the pledge itself was actually just an attempt to instill in schoolchildren a sense of nationalism. A lot of folks accept that the much, much later addition of the phrase “Under God” was motivated in a large part as a way to differentiate the U.S. from the Soviet Union.

Bonus irony: The guy that wrote the original pledge was a Christian Socialist.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on July 04, 2012, 10:58:39 pm
That is what I hate I dont have nationalism and frankly dont want it
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on July 04, 2012, 11:21:21 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6c8btp9WN1rs4zizo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 04, 2012, 11:29:41 pm
[citation needed]
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on July 04, 2012, 11:44:19 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6c8btp9WN1rs4zizo1_500.jpg)
That is not a fetus maybe late term abortions are but those are rare. 
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: JohnE on July 05, 2012, 01:21:05 am
The picture looks like a 2 year old. Dishonesty for the lose.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on July 05, 2012, 02:03:08 am
Also against The Flag Code (http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagcode.htm).

I find the whole concept of a flag code a bit silly.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Bezron on July 05, 2012, 08:19:34 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6c8btp9WN1rs4zizo1_500.jpg)
That is not a fetus maybe late term abortions are but those are rare.


That's not a fetus by any stretch of the imagination.  That kid has passed his first haircut, making him 18-24 months
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on July 05, 2012, 03:15:15 pm
Well, a fetus's life is as valuable as a two year old's, so killing a fetus is no different than killing a two year old.<anti-choice>

And they're the ones saying we devalue life.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on July 05, 2012, 05:53:25 pm
Have love how "pro-lifers" argue their position, because they more or less defend cancer's right to exist a lot of times by default.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on July 05, 2012, 06:22:42 pm
Also against The Flag Code (http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagcode.htm).

I find the whole concept of a flag code a bit silly.

Same here. But it just seems to me that a lot of the folks that don’t find it so silly are also the ones most likely to be breaking said code to begin with.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: e13 on July 06, 2012, 09:36:09 am
I like at it this way. Many people want a sense of community in their life. Community comes from tradition and shared experience. To have "community" in a nation, you need something that transcends ideological differences. Most countries have their shared history often revolving around monarchical attitudes and a tradition based around class, and frankly, they have also had the time to move on and just understand that their country is their country, no matter what form.

The US is young. The only thing we have as a shared tradition in this country that isn't imported is, well, our government. We built it on the minds of other people from different places, but darn it all, that's what 'Mericans wrote that piece of paper. To many, the flag represents those ideals, and since we don't have that long and glorious history to cling to, we cling to our supposed right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Honestly, I like a little patriotism now and then. Feels like I'm pledging a personal oath to the ideals written in the Declaration. I also like being overly sentimental towards the flag. It helps remind me of the values we're supposed to associate with democracy and freedom, and personally, I do like to see that flag as one of many symbols I treat with respect. Yet, beyond enjoying the 4th and happily singing the anthem and what have you, I don't like people using patriotism as a tool of division. It should be used to unite people together, not be some partisan means to beginning an "us verses them" campaign.

Too long, didn't read: I actually like a little patriotism now and then, but assholes ruin it by taking it from "idea" to "belief" and turn it into a fucking loyalty litmess test. Fuck that bullshit.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MadCatTLX on July 11, 2012, 01:45:26 am
On the flag and pledge topic, I once heard from a British guy that such pledges aren't normal over there and that he found it pretty weird. They only other country he knew of that did such a thing that came to mind was Germany (during the late 30s early 40s of course). Is this accurate?

Many Europeans I have talked to think all the religious stuff going on in the states is insane. One said he felt sorry for us few sane ones over here, like me, who carries a 3" knife most of the time for defense from crazies. I know of people being brutally attacked for not being christian.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Alehksunos on July 11, 2012, 02:15:53 am
I remember refusing to do the pledge in class (I think I was just sitting in my desk simply refusing to stand up). Even though I've tried to resist the warnings given by my teacher for standing up, I gave in. What my teacher didn't know was that I am only pretending to do stand up for the pledge by simply doing it wrong. For the rest of high school I've pretended to do the pledge. I will never understand why those assholes are so offended by the objection of the pledge. I have a god damn choice to be unpatriotic, thank you very much.

This is just something that will always upset me, and I can't even believe that there are kids that have to be put through this shit. The only thing worse than being forced to do the pledge against your will is that here in Texas our kids are also being indoctrinated by textbooks revised by people like the Texas GOP (and you guys know how nasty they are (http://www.fstdt.com/QuoteComment.aspx?QID=88136), and "nasty" is a gross understatement).

Many Europeans I have talked to think all the religious stuff going on in the states is insane. One said he felt sorry for us few sane ones over here, like me, who carries a 3" knife most of the time for defense from crazies. I know of people being brutally attacked for not being christian.
Oh shit, it looks like I might have to get a license to conceal a weapon, because I'm not going back to Christianity. Especially when a majority of Christians are hypocrites like those psychos you've mentioned. And I don't even understand why people have such a sick obsession with weapons, though sometimes self-defense can be nice when that time comes.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on July 11, 2012, 09:13:04 am
I remember refusing to do the pledge in class (I think I was just sitting in my desk simply refusing to stand up). Even though I've tried to resist the warnings given by my teacher for standing up, I gave in. What my teacher didn't know was that I am only pretending to do stand up for the pledge by simply doing it wrong. For the rest of high school I've pretended to do the pledge. I will never understand why those assholes are so offended by the objection of the pledge. I have a god damn choice to be unpatriotic, thank you very much.

This is just something that will always upset me, and I can't even believe that there are kids that have to be put through this shit. The only thing worse than being forced to do the pledge against your will is that here in Texas our kids are also being indoctrinated by textbooks revised by people like the Texas GOP (and you guys know how nasty they are (http://www.fstdt.com/QuoteComment.aspx?QID=88136), and "nasty" is a gross understatement).

Many Europeans I have talked to think all the religious stuff going on in the states is insane. One said he felt sorry for us few sane ones over here, like me, who carries a 3" knife most of the time for defense from crazies. I know of people being brutally attacked for not being christian.
Oh shit, it looks like I might have to get a license to conceal a weapon, because I'm not going back to Christianity. Especially when a majority of Christians are hypocrites like those psychos you've mentioned. And I don't even understand why people have such a sick obsession with weapons, though sometimes self-defense can be nice when that time comes.
I would stick to tasers anyways basically that is what happened with me.  To me the pledge implies loyalty and respect and a wise man once said in response to the commandment to respect thy parents that it has to be earned. 
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: e13 on July 11, 2012, 09:57:54 am
You can NOT be forced to stand for the pledge as far as I know. My high school had the pledge in the mornings, but only about half of us ever stood up (including me). It was just something I like to do.

I wish it would be easier to challenge the school, though. They'd likely suspend you for not standing up, and then you'd have to get the ALCU to help, and ugh.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on July 11, 2012, 10:16:02 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwzgt8O12f1qe52v7o1_500.jpg)

Can't tell if this goes here...
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on July 11, 2012, 10:19:10 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwzgt8O12f1qe52v7o1_500.jpg)

Can't tell if this goes here...

It does! Because being married is no guarantee that something bad won't happen as a result of marriage (not to mention that the marriage itself may become the bad thing). In fact this actually result in more divorces when people find out the only reason they marry is to have sex.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on July 11, 2012, 01:21:35 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwzgt8O12f1qe52v7o1_500.jpg)

Can't tell if this goes here...

On your penis?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on July 11, 2012, 06:06:22 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwzgt8O12f1qe52v7o1_500.jpg)

Can't tell if this goes here...

Oh, so a little bit of gold is all it takes to cure any STD, huh?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on July 11, 2012, 10:03:51 pm
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m70yiuV4TN1qhcsyw.jpg)

Because you know, straight folks are all oppressed an all.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on July 11, 2012, 10:06:35 pm
Of course you won't remain silent. You never were silent to begin with.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on July 11, 2012, 10:15:43 pm
Another one:

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m70yijhkQ91qhcsyw.jpg)

I'm fairly sure you never had to be in the closet. Either at home or at large in the public sphere.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Quasirodent on July 11, 2012, 10:43:43 pm
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m70yiuV4TN1qhcsyw.jpg)

Because you know, straight folks are all oppressed an all.

Are you sure these guys aren't being ironic/sarcastic?  I can see this as being supportive of gay equality in that way.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on July 11, 2012, 10:45:53 pm
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m70yiuV4TN1qhcsyw.jpg)

Because you know, straight folks are all oppressed an all.

Are you sure these guys aren't being ironic/sarcastic?  I can see this as being supportive of gay equality in that way.

Nope. Been on their Facebook. They fucking hate us gay folks because we "oppress" them.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Alehksunos on July 11, 2012, 11:20:48 pm
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m70yiuV4TN1qhcsyw.jpg)

Because you know, straight folks are all oppressed an all.

WON'T ANYONE THINK OF THE WHITE STRAIGHT PEOPLE?

Seriously, how this is not a joke is simply astounding. I mean this is the sexual preference equivalent of that bullshit "Christian persecution" meme.

Oh yes, and try to find a single society that suppresses heterosexual activity. There are societies that even violently oppress Christians (the United States is NOT one of them), but this is simply ridiculous.

But as Quasirodent said, it might be Poe. Sorry guys, but I take the internet very seriously. That doesn't mean I don't sometimes laugh at the massive stupidity of the internet.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kristine on July 12, 2012, 01:01:17 am
(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRT_PtfPnTuRya6AFq9dcMIBJgCfHIXkKjql0UYxYS6Log_3_uP-mb1aOA2Zw)

leave it to Focus on the Family to decide being treated equally as a sinister plot against them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVfT3ZyJR1A

(http://images.gamers.fr/jeux/diversSonof/epicfacepalm.gif)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on July 12, 2012, 02:03:28 am
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m70yiuV4TN1qhcsyw.jpg)

Because you know, straight folks are all oppressed an all.

It sure is hard having the vast majority of society cater to one's demographic.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 12, 2012, 02:10:14 am
I can tell it's anti-Gay because it uses a survey taken from the... 50's?  70's?

Namely, that homosexuals only make up about 5% of the population.

For some reason, anti-gay argumentalists (yay for made up words) like to cite that statistic despite its age.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on July 12, 2012, 02:15:22 am
Probably from people intentionally searching only for stats and info that supports their stance, without bothering to check the validity of the sources.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Sylvana on July 12, 2012, 03:21:24 am
Another one:

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m70yijhkQ91qhcsyw.jpg)

I'm fairly sure you never had to be in the closet. Either at home or at large in the public sphere.

When I first saw that, my first thought was "heterosexual awareness week, supporting back street abortions"
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: chad sexington on July 12, 2012, 03:36:55 am
I thought it was an abortion thing at first, too.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Yla on July 12, 2012, 04:12:52 am
I can tell it's anti-Gay because it uses a survey taken from the... 50's?  70's?

Namely, that homosexuals only make up about 5% of the population.

For some reason, anti-gay argumentalists (yay for made up words) like to cite that statistic despite its age.
Also, it's jumping from 4.2% gays straight (heh) to 95.8% heteros.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 12, 2012, 05:16:47 am
I can tell it's anti-Gay because it uses a survey taken from the... 50's?  70's?

Namely, that homosexuals only make up about 5% of the population.

For some reason, anti-gay argumentalists (yay for made up words) like to cite that statistic despite its age.
Also, it's jumping from 4.2% gays straight (heh) to 95.8% heteros.

That too
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Vypernight on July 12, 2012, 05:26:15 am
It's Herterosexual Awareness Month! 
You have oppressed our right to oppress you long enough! 
You have hindered our attempts to hinder your attempts at equal rights long enough! 
We will no longer be silent!

We're straight! We Hate! Get used to it!

(Wow, I felt my IQ drop just typing that.)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on July 12, 2012, 06:40:32 am
I thought it was an abortion thing at first, too.

Can you do a back-alley abortion with a plastic hanger? ;)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: chad sexington on July 12, 2012, 07:52:14 am
I suppose you could if you tried hard enough...  :o
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on July 12, 2012, 09:13:10 am
You can do anything if you just believe!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Bezron on July 12, 2012, 10:35:37 am
I thought it was an abortion thing at first, too.

Can you do a back-alley abortion with a plastic hanger? ;)

Possibly, if you actually beat the woman about the uterus until she miscarries.  Not really the same thing though
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on July 12, 2012, 08:09:10 pm
I thought it was an abortion thing at first, too.

Can you do a back-alley abortion with a plastic hanger? ;)

Possibly, if you actually beat the woman about the uterus until she miscarries.  Not really the same thing though

Well, as long as it can be done… :P
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: chad sexington on July 13, 2012, 05:16:07 am
You could cut the long side off and sharpen it into a stake, I suppose.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on July 13, 2012, 12:09:14 pm
(http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/default/files/styles/image_content_width/hash/89/5f/895f8bc08ca5b4527dff1777fe3ff3ed.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on July 13, 2012, 05:13:51 pm
(http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/default/files/styles/image_content_width/hash/89/5f/895f8bc08ca5b4527dff1777fe3ff3ed.jpg)

I dunno. At the risk of Godwin, I have to admit I can think of worse racist discrimination than equal access to abortion facilities to African-Americans. Mass murder, for instance. Slavery. Not having equal access to abortion facilities.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on July 13, 2012, 09:37:07 pm
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m70yiuV4TN1qhcsyw.jpg)

Because you know, straight folks are all oppressed an all.

Are you sure these guys aren't being ironic/sarcastic?  I can see this as being supportive of gay equality in that way.

Nope. Been on their Facebook. They fucking hate us gay folks because we "oppress" them.

Me too. And this is what I have to say:

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/394698_455700174453670_1496802388_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on July 14, 2012, 02:52:27 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6uyvq5kUR1qcfoo3o1_1280.jpg)

A creationist t-shirt saying that women should thank men for existing.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on July 14, 2012, 03:50:06 pm
I... don't think it was that easy.

God: DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW COMPLICATED YOUR CIRCULATORY SYSTEM IS?!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on July 14, 2012, 06:39:44 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6uyvq5kUR1qcfoo3o1_1280.jpg)

A creationist t-shirt saying that women should thank men for existing.

And that's why Christianity is inherently misogynist.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on July 14, 2012, 11:03:50 pm
Teabagger t-shirt
(http://samuel-warde.com/wp-content/gallery/tea-party-merchandise/b.jpg)

and some more crap (http://26-shocking-photos-of-merchandise-from-tea-party-right-wing-websites) teabagger's waste money on.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on July 14, 2012, 11:26:08 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6uyvq5kUR1qcfoo3o1_1280.jpg)

A creationist t-shirt saying that women should thank men for existing.

Somebody should create a shirt with the outline of a uterus on it to counter it.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on July 15, 2012, 12:45:22 am
Teabagger t-shirt
(http://samuel-warde.com/wp-content/gallery/tea-party-merchandise/b.jpg)

and some more crap (http://26-shocking-photos-of-merchandise-from-tea-party-right-wing-websites) teabagger's waste money on.

The confederate dictum; vote for our guy or we will shoot you.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on July 15, 2012, 08:14:27 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/s480x480/251875_406564079379805_21662476_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on July 15, 2012, 09:30:32 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/s480x480/251875_406564079379805_21662476_n.jpg)

"Ah gots mine!"
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Smurfette Principle on July 16, 2012, 12:17:54 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m79gy8qKuK1qee5cto1_500.jpg)

What the hell is wrong with cyberpunk?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ironbite on July 16, 2012, 12:34:53 pm
Well see Satain de...I have no fucking clue.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Askold on July 16, 2012, 12:40:44 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m79gy8qKuK1qee5cto1_500.jpg)

What the hell is wrong with cyberpunk?

What is wrong with trilateralism? Or LOTR? Or postmodernism, vegetarism and alt "Comix"?

And if I could levitate I would. Because that would be awesome.


Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on July 16, 2012, 12:52:38 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m79gy8qKuK1qee5cto1_500.jpg)

What the hell is wrong with cyberpunk?

What is wrong with trilateralism? Or LOTR? Or postmodernism, vegetarism and alt "Comix"?

And if I could levitate I would. Because that would be awesome.




My problem with post-modernism is that it's pretentious. But it certainly doesn't constitute demonic possession.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Smurfette Principle on July 16, 2012, 01:47:34 pm
If pretentiousness were an indicator of demonic possession, a whole lotta fundies would be agents of Satan right now.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 16, 2012, 01:49:24 pm
Vegetarianism?  Really?

Re-birthing?  Isn't that the torturous technique quacks use on adopted kids to help them "bond" with their adopted parents?

Of course, it isn't a holier-than-thou ministry if it doesn't include the unholy trinity of video games, Dungeons and Dragons, and Harry Potter.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on July 16, 2012, 01:50:37 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m79gy8qKuK1qee5cto1_500.jpg)

What the hell is wrong with cyberpunk?

Besides Scientology, Twilight films, and vampirism and lycanthropy (presuming the latter exist), what's wrong with any of those things on the list?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Smurfette Principle on July 16, 2012, 02:00:36 pm
Re-birthing?  Isn't that the torturous technique quacks use on adopted kids to help them "bond" with their adopted parents?

Yup. Though apparently it's also a quack medicine technique (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebirthing-breathwork) that tries to free you of the trauma of being born (which you are repressing because of your cellular memory).
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on July 16, 2012, 03:28:53 pm
Lycanthropy isn't evil! Grrrrrrr!  I'll eat you!  Arooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Um...

... Never mind me.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Distind on July 16, 2012, 03:30:13 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m79gy8qKuK1qee5cto1_500.jpg)

What the hell is wrong with cyberpunk?
Have you seen third edition?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on July 16, 2012, 06:30:28 pm
My problem with post-modernism is that it's pretentious. But it certainly doesn't constitute demonic possession.

My problem with it is that it pretends to be more complex than it actually is.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Vypernight on July 16, 2012, 06:43:49 pm
Wow, it's a good thing I never learned how to levitate and never got bit by a werewolf!  Talk about dodging the demonic bullet!

Also, my friend is a Mason (he was actually in charge of his lodge for a year).  The very first requirement they have is that you believe and follow God, as in Abhrahamic God.  so how is a group, that requires it followers to follow God, demonic?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on July 16, 2012, 06:44:53 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m79gy8qKuK1qee5cto1_500.jpg)

Pot parties, hahaha.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: TheL on July 16, 2012, 06:55:14 pm
Wow, it's a good thing I never learned how to levitate and never got bit by a werewolf!  Talk about dodging the demonic bullet!

Also, my friend is a Mason (he was actually in charge of his lodge for a year).  The very first requirement they have is that you believe and follow God, as in Abhrahamic God.  so how is a group, that requires it followers to follow God, demonic?

Because of the occult symbolism.  Clearly occult = Satan.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on July 16, 2012, 07:13:18 pm
Also, my friend is a Mason (he was actually in charge of his lodge for a year).  The very first requirement they have is that you believe and follow God, as in Abhrahamic God.  so how is a group, that requires it followers to follow God, demonic?

According to Jack Chick (http://chick.com/reading/tracts/1074/1074_01.asp), though you believe in your whole heart you are worshiping God, the higher ups in the lodge are actually turning your worship into Satan worship. Don’t ask me how that works.

That list looks like it is from a Chick tract. So Masonry being on it is no surprise.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on July 16, 2012, 07:28:07 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m79gy8qKuK1qee5cto1_500.jpg)

What the hell is wrong with cyberpunk?

"Video games"
"Rock music"
"Heavy metal music"

I wonder if that applies to Christian rock bands and those NES bible games?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on July 16, 2012, 08:17:10 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m79gy8qKuK1qee5cto1_500.jpg)

What the hell is wrong with cyberpunk?

"Video games"
"Rock music"
"Heavy metal music"

I wonder if that applies to Christian rock bands and those NES bible games?
Those games aren't very Christian (seeing as the SNES one literally is Wolfenstein)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on July 16, 2012, 08:51:53 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m79gy8qKuK1qee5cto1_500.jpg)

What no Star Wars?? It did give us the Sith.
Quick, someone build us a temple to Palpatine, and we can install Ian McDiarmid as the head!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on July 16, 2012, 08:58:20 pm
"Video games"
"Rock music"
"Heavy metal music"

I wonder if that applies to Christian rock bands and those NES bible games?

Yes. Is all one great big Slip ‘n’ Slide on a Rocky Mountain Mountainside.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Sylvana on July 17, 2012, 02:10:08 am
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m79gy8qKuK1qee5cto1_500.jpg)

I can see the christian slant in most of those, but what the hell does being a vegetarian have to do with Satan?
Not to mention how do you keep away from skulls and bones? Technically you have those inside you all the time.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Random Dinosaur on July 17, 2012, 02:16:27 am
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m79gy8qKuK1qee5cto1_500.jpg)

I can see the christian slant in most of those, but what the hell does being a vegetarian have to do with Satan?
Not to mention how do you keep away from skulls and bones? Technically you have those inside you all the time.

It's a reference to a secret society that George W. Bush and some other poitical figures were in during college.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Askold on July 17, 2012, 02:18:05 am
I can see the christian slant in most of those, but what the hell does being a vegetarian have to do with Satan?
Not to mention how do you keep away from skulls and bones? Technically you have those inside you all the time.

I think they are referring to the Skull and bones society. You know the "secret society" in Yale:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skull_and_Bones
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: StallChaser on July 17, 2012, 02:32:36 am
The irony is that a lot of early Christian beliefs (as in before people abused it as a means of exerting control) likely came from people tripping their asses off on mushrooms.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on July 17, 2012, 04:31:01 am
Or, recording their hallucinations as they died violently from malaria.

I like the old quote, don't remember who its from, but I think its pretty damned appropriate for that thing: The only difference between a cult and a religion is 1,000 years of murder.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: booley on July 17, 2012, 04:47:38 am
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m79gy8qKuK1qee5cto1_500.jpg)

What the hell is wrong with cyberpunk?

did anyone else read the part about "satan's components" and then have their eyes glance up at the boobles so prominent above the picture?

Weird for me as I'm gay.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Vypernight on July 17, 2012, 06:41:44 am
Also, my friend is a Mason (he was actually in charge of his lodge for a year).  The very first requirement they have is that you believe and follow God, as in Abhrahamic God.  so how is a group, that requires it followers to follow God, demonic?

According to Jack Chick (http://chick.com/reading/tracts/1074/1074_01.asp), though you believe in your whole heart you are worshiping God, the higher ups in the lodge are actually turning your worship into Satan worship. Don’t ask me how that works.

That list looks like it is from a Chick tract. So Masonry being on it is no surprise.

Well, Chick is an idiot (I know, also the sky is blue).  We attended a meeting where my friend got installed as head of his lodge, and from what we saw, they are definitely Christian. 
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on July 17, 2012, 06:57:41 am
Also, my friend is a Mason (he was actually in charge of his lodge for a year).  The very first requirement they have is that you believe and follow God, as in Abhrahamic God.  so how is a group, that requires it followers to follow God, demonic?

According to Jack Chick (http://chick.com/reading/tracts/1074/1074_01.asp), though you believe in your whole heart you are worshiping God, the higher ups in the lodge are actually turning your worship into Satan worship. Don’t ask me how that works.

That list looks like it is from a Chick tract. So Masonry being on it is no surprise.

Well, Chick is an idiot (I know, also the sky is blue).  We attended a meeting where my friend got installed as head of his lodge, and from what we saw, they are definitely Christian. 

Well, obviously, they’re not gonna let you see how they’re really all upons for Baphomet, or whatever else they’re going for. That’s how you know they’re really sinister—they’re always acting so good.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Vypernight on July 17, 2012, 07:04:58 am
Yeah they went through a lot of trouble setting up Christian symbols around the lodge for a bunch of people who don't matter.

Then again, my friend would probably be killed satanic as well.  Although he carries a Bible with him everywhere and prays before every meal, first thing in the morning, and before going to bed, he supports same-sex marriage, openly criticizes his own beliefs, insists the Bible cannot be taken literally or used as a basis for law, and accepts other people and their beliefs. 
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on July 17, 2012, 12:09:53 pm
You know the funny thing is that LOTR is on the list, ummm isn't LOTR heavy based upon christian beliefs?? Should just add the Chronicles of Narnia to the list, especially since Tolkien and C. S Lewis were buddies.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: erictheblue on July 17, 2012, 12:38:50 pm
You know the funny thing is that LOTR is on the list, ummm isn't LOTR heavy based upon christian beliefs?? Should just add the Chronicles of Narnia to the list, especially since Tolkien and C. S Lewis were buddies.

I thought LOTR was kind of a rebuttal of Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia. Lewis was a Christian, but I didn't think Tolken was.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Askold on July 17, 2012, 12:48:58 pm
You know the funny thing is that LOTR is on the list, ummm isn't LOTR heavy based upon christian beliefs?? Should just add the Chronicles of Narnia to the list, especially since Tolkien and C. S Lewis were buddies.

I thought LOTR was kind of a rebuttal of Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia. Lewis was a Christian, but I didn't think Tolken was.

He was a devout catholic but I don't think he put any of it into LOTR. Unless you count Gandalf coming back from the dead to be a Jesus allegory, but I don't think that every single character that comes back from the dead is meant to be Jesus.

Besides a lot of people have seen hidden meaning in the LOTR books, sometimes Sauron is seen as a Hitler expy with orcs representing germans. (The only "proof" I've heard for this theory is that JRR Tolkien lived during WW2 and therefore everything is Hitler.)

EDIT: And just for clarification, in my opinion catholics are christians. Seems like a silly thing to have to say it but then I remembered that some people on the mainpage at least seem to not believe them to be christians.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on July 17, 2012, 01:01:46 pm
I believe there is some Christian symbolism (http://www.leaderu.com/humanities/wood-classic.html) in LOTR, plus a whole lot of things that Tolkien himself lived through, such WWI.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: e13 on July 17, 2012, 01:36:24 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m79gy8qKuK1qee5cto1_500.jpg)

What the hell is wrong with cyberpunk?
The problem is all of these things tend to be movements or entertainments that take time away from God or spiritual enlightenment, as far as they see it. I read Buddhist stuff, so as long as it doesn't control your happiness or harm others, who cares what you do?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Dan on July 17, 2012, 01:39:50 pm
did anyone else read the part about "satan's components" and then have their eyes glance up at the boobles so prominent above the picture?
I was beginning to think I was the only person who'd noticed the boobies.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ironbite on July 17, 2012, 04:52:40 pm
Too busy noticing the boobies to care about the list.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Mechtaur on July 17, 2012, 05:27:12 pm
There is a list?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on July 17, 2012, 06:37:51 pm
You know the funny thing is that LOTR is on the list, ummm isn't LOTR heavy based upon christian beliefs?? Should just add the Chronicles of Narnia to the list, especially since Tolkien and C. S Lewis were buddies.

I thought LOTR was kind of a rebuttal of Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia. Lewis was a Christian, but I didn't think Tolken was.

He was a devout catholic but I don't think he put any of it into LOTR. Unless you count Gandalf coming back from the dead to be a Jesus allegory, but I don't think that every single character that comes back from the dead is meant to be Jesus.

Tolkein was a firm believer in applicability (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Applicability). He didn’t put any intentional allegory into his work. He was pretty upset when folks tried to interpret LotR with any overly-specific meaning, whether it be Jesus or WWII. His work had its broad themes, but beyond that, it is for each individual reader to decide how those themes personally apply to them.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on July 17, 2012, 07:28:51 pm
If I remember correctly, Tolkien was also quite adamantly anti-technology, sooooo...yeah.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Distind on July 17, 2012, 07:31:23 pm
If I remember correctly, Tolkien was also quite adamantly anti-technology, sooooo...yeah.
Anti-industrialization definitely, anti-technology might not have been as solid. But then the guy did go through a world war, and those didn't do much to improve people's opinions of technology.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: rookie on July 17, 2012, 11:40:51 pm
If I remember correctly, Tolkien was also quite adamantly anti-technology, sooooo...yeah.
Anti-industrialization definitely, anti-technology might not have been as solid. But then the guy did go through a world war, and those didn't do much to improve people's opinions of technology.

He also saw what big industry did to his once sleepy farming hamlet when he came back from WW!. He saw it as kinda scaring the land. You can see that by the foundrys and factories of the Goblins or whoever and the happy little smiddy shops on the good lands.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Random Dinosaur on July 18, 2012, 03:50:15 am
He also saw what big industry did to his once sleepy farming hamlet when he came back from WW!. He saw it as kinda scaring the land. You can see that by the foundrys and factories of the Goblins or whoever and the happy little smiddy shops on the good lands.
The Scouring of the Shire was almost certainly based on this experience.

About Tolkien and Christianity, it's worth noting that he he actually brought C.S. Lewis back to Christianity after the latter had turned agnostic.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Vypernight on July 18, 2012, 04:42:10 am
did anyone else read the part about "satan's components" and then have their eyes glance up at the boobles so prominent above the picture?
I was beginning to think I was the only person who'd noticed the boobies.

I just noticed them.  Guess I'm handing over my Man Card again.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: e13 on July 18, 2012, 12:50:04 pm
did anyone else read the part about "satan's components" and then have their eyes glance up at the boobles so prominent above the picture?
I was beginning to think I was the only person who'd noticed the boobies.

I just noticed them.  Guess I'm handing over my Man Card again.
Noon, you don't need to hand over jack squat. Being a man should never be defined by noticing some breasts. Really! (The internets is serious business!)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: booley on July 18, 2012, 02:15:34 pm
did anyone else read the part about "satan's components" and then have their eyes glance up at the boobles so prominent above the picture?
I was beginning to think I was the only person who'd noticed the boobies.

I just noticed them.  Guess I'm handing over my Man Card again.
don't feel bad.

Being Gay I only noticed them for the irony.

But now having read the list..

LYCANTHROPY? 

Exactly how many people practice transforming into another species?

(and no body modifications don't count)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Vypernight on July 18, 2012, 03:47:58 pm
About the same amount who practice levitation.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Quasirodent on July 18, 2012, 05:08:36 pm

LYCANTHROPY? 

Exactly how many people practice transforming into another species?

(and no body modifications don't count)

There is, in fact, a fairly sizeable community of 'therianthropes' who believe that they are spiritually animals or animal-human combinations.  Most don't believe in physical transformation (key word: most) but they feel that they change psychologically, taking on mental aspects of their animal spirit.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: DiscoBerry on July 18, 2012, 07:38:09 pm
(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/enhanced-buzz-31405-1292819164-4.jpg)

(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/enhanced-buzz-31405-1292818805-2.jpg)

(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/enhanced-buzz-31399-1292818786-1-Copy.jpg)

(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/enhanced-buzz-31275-1292818924-1-Copy.jpg)

(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/enhanced-buzz-31244-1292818666-0-Copy.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 18, 2012, 07:55:02 pm
I wonder if they paid attention to the area where the KKK started in and resides, and what the strongest political concentration for that area is now?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on July 18, 2012, 07:57:40 pm
Wow...  you don't see that every day.  (Black right wingers)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on July 18, 2012, 08:02:42 pm
(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/enhanced-buzz-31405-1292819164-4.jpg)

So do you want a cookie for that or something??  :-\
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on July 18, 2012, 08:15:13 pm
KKK: Dems may have started it, but who is in it now?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: DiscoBerry on July 18, 2012, 08:43:08 pm
Wow...  you don't see that every day.  (Black right wingers)

There is a small group of them that GWB dragged around to all the debates he had with Kerry.  Always stood on the Kerry side for some reason.  I am willing to bet money Romney will do the same. 
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on July 18, 2012, 08:48:34 pm
Wow...  you don't see that every day.  (Black right wingers)

There is a small group of them that GWB dragged around to all the debates he had with Kerry.  Always stood on the Kerry side for some reason.  I am willing to bet money Romney will do the same. 

Remember, there are gay right wingers too. And actually Romney did do the same. They were the ones cheering for him while the rest of the NAACP booed him.

In fact here is some gay teabaggers basking in the freedom of being second class citizens:
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_t6rV3U9ZEHM/TFa7fPefTSI/AAAAAAAA340/dsCLckqY69U/s1600/unitea-fabulous-post.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on July 18, 2012, 09:45:02 pm
Ai yai yai...

Stockholm Syndrome?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on July 18, 2012, 10:31:42 pm
In fact here is some gay teabaggers basking in the freedom of being second class citizens:
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_t6rV3U9ZEHM/TFa7fPefTSI/AAAAAAAA340/dsCLckqY69U/s1600/unitea-fabulous-post.jpg)

You know, it’s folks like this that make me wonder why there aren’t more folks clamoring for viable third, fourth, fifth, etc. parties. I mean, can’t see how they could possibly look themselves in the mirror to vote for a party that is so heavily weighted against them just because they might agree with that party on a few, far more inconsequential issues.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on July 18, 2012, 11:39:09 pm
Indeed.  All logic and common sense would point to the US having at least several viable parties to choose from that stand a chance in hell.  Of course, like the saying goes: "Common sense ain't so common anymore".
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on July 18, 2012, 11:40:19 pm
In fact here is some gay teabaggers basking in the freedom of being second class citizens:
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_t6rV3U9ZEHM/TFa7fPefTSI/AAAAAAAA340/dsCLckqY69U/s1600/unitea-fabulous-post.jpg)

You know, it’s folks like this that make me wonder why there aren’t more folks clamoring for viable third, fourth, fifth, etc. parties. I mean, can’t see how they could possibly look themselves in the mirror to vote for a party that is so heavily weighted against them just because they might agree with that party on a few, far more inconsequential issues.

They suck up to their oppressors because they perceive the few crumbs they get from them is good enough. Plus most of these dudes are white and rich so they get to enjoy upholding those things.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on July 18, 2012, 11:44:45 pm
(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/enhanced-buzz-31405-1292819164-4.jpg)

So do you want a cookie for that or something??  :-\

Is this sarcasm?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 19, 2012, 12:29:46 am
Yes, that was sarcasm.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kristine on July 19, 2012, 12:31:41 am
(http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/default/files/styles/image_content_width/hash/89/5f/895f8bc08ca5b4527dff1777fe3ff3ed.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/tLVn5.gif)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on July 19, 2012, 06:50:38 am
They suck up to their oppressors because they perceive the few crumbs they get from them is good enough. Plus most of these dudes are white and rich so they get to enjoy upholding those things.

Well, I just figure the crumbs shouldn’t be good enough. If they want to be part of a Rich Assholes Party, they should want to be part of a Gay-Friendly Rich Assholes Party, at the very least. But I guess that just goes to show that standards are as rare as so-called common sense.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on July 19, 2012, 12:39:45 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7eqduLFpj1ry69dzo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on July 19, 2012, 12:52:49 pm
It's impossible to abort a teenager, FYI.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Canadian Mojo on July 19, 2012, 01:43:34 pm
It's impossible to abort a teenager, FYI.
Much to the disappointment of many parents since the dawn of time.  ;)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Damen on July 19, 2012, 01:46:20 pm
It's impossible to abort a teenager, FYI.

Not impossible, but it is generally frowned upon by society and doesn't often involve a doctor's office.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on July 19, 2012, 02:19:43 pm
Also, lengthy prison time.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Distind on July 19, 2012, 02:26:21 pm
Also, lengthy prison time.
With most teenagers you could probably wrangle a justifiable homicide out of it with a bit of work. Always figured that'd be what my parents would have used at any rate.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Quasirodent on July 19, 2012, 02:40:29 pm
Also, lengthy prison time.
With most teenagers you could probably wrangle a justifiable homicide out of it with a bit of work. Always figured that'd be what my parents would have used at any rate.

"Your honor, please understand - she wouldn't stop rolling her eyes and making that disgusted 'eugh!' sound at me.  I can't be held responsible for my actions.'
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on July 19, 2012, 02:42:21 pm
This is reminding me of that one Onion post where they euthanize a teenager because she could only roll her eyes and text.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ironbite on July 19, 2012, 05:10:26 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7eqduLFpj1ry69dzo1_500.jpg)

............my brain hurts.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Alehksunos on July 19, 2012, 07:36:01 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7eqduLFpj1ry69dzo1_500.jpg)
You mean "1/3 of what would have been this generation, since the 1990's when today's teens and young adults were born, have been aborted"?

Fuck it, this image makes absolutely no sense.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: rookie on July 20, 2012, 12:26:29 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7eqduLFpj1ry69dzo1_500.jpg)


Anyone else see the glaring flaw that she wasn't aborted?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: erictheblue on July 20, 2012, 12:37:00 pm
Anyone else see the glaring flaw that she wasn't aborted?

I think it's a computer-generated image.

I want to know where they got the stat that 1/3 of pregnancies end in voluntary abortion. (Not miscarriage.)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Distind on July 20, 2012, 03:46:53 pm
I think it's a computer-generated image.
I sincerely hope so, because otherwise I'd feel bad for finding someone that creepy... could just be some bad photo shopping that did it too.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Vypernight on July 20, 2012, 04:17:57 pm
Okay, had a talk with my friend and found out I wasn't 100% accurate with that.  The Masons are Mostly Christian, but they allow you if you believe in A creator God.  Specifically, they will allow jews, muslims and Hindus, in addition to christians. 

I can see how acceptance could equate to demonic.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: N. De Plume on July 20, 2012, 07:05:11 pm
Okay, had a talk with my friend and found out I wasn't 100% accurate with that.  The Masons are Mostly Christian, but they allow you if you believe in A creator God.  Specifically, they will allow jews, muslims and Hindus, in addition to christians. 

Well, I did not know that. But now I do. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on July 21, 2012, 12:24:09 am
Anyone else see the glaring flaw that she wasn't aborted?

I think it's a computer-generated image.

I want to know where they got the stat that 1/3 of pregnancies end in voluntary abortion. (Not miscarriage.)

Wikipedia.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: zupper on July 22, 2012, 06:49:26 pm
Anyone else see the glaring flaw that she wasn't aborted?

I think it's a computer-generated image.

I want to know where they got the stat that 1/3 of pregnancies end in voluntary abortion. (Not miscarriage.)

I checked it out. In 1994 there were 1,429,577 abortions in US according to CDC. In the same year there were 3 892 000 live births. So in the fantasyland where nobody got abortion there were 1 429 577 + 3 892 000 = 5 321 577 births which would give "loss rate of" 1429/5321 ~= 26%

Obviously this calculation has nothing to do with reality.

http://www.abortiontv.com/Misc/AbortionStatistics.htm
http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0005067.html
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on July 23, 2012, 10:23:40 am
Then say 1/4
also with this particular stat you have to take 1/4 off the top due to miscarriages
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Quasirodent on July 23, 2012, 02:36:12 pm
Hold on.  Are you telling me a quarter of all pregnancies in the USA miscarry?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Smurfette Principle on July 23, 2012, 02:58:23 pm
Well, there is a reason why they recommend that you don't announce your pregnancy until the second trimester, because of the chance of spontaneous abortion. Don't know if the numbers are that high, though.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on July 23, 2012, 04:56:22 pm
I've read that it's more common than you'd think.  Though most SA's occur very early on and look and act like a normal period.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on July 23, 2012, 05:22:51 pm
There was a University of Ottawa study which estimated that up to 50% of all pregnancies may end in spontaneous abortion, usually before the woman knows she's pregnant. Other studies have shown somewhere in the area of 25% miscarrying by the 6th week of gestation.

These seemingly high numbers aren't really that surprising when you take into account the wealth of factors that can cause a miscarriage, particularly in very early pregnancy. Couple that with abortion, stillbirths, etc., and yeah, a good chunk of the would-be generation ends up never being born. I'm not sure why that's any more disturbing than the number of pregnancies and would-be children which never come to be due to contraception, though, as well as all of the people who simply won't exist because the right sperm and egg never met.

Also, I wonder how the stats for these would-be people are affected when one factors in the children who reach adulthood due to lower infant and childhood mortality rates and advances in care for premature babies, not to mention all of the kids who had the opportunity to be born thanks to better care (including safe, reliable access to abortion) for their mothers.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: TheL on July 23, 2012, 07:29:18 pm
There was a University of Ottawa study which estimated that up to 50% of all pregnancies may end in spontaneous abortion, usually before the woman knows she's pregnant. Other studies have shown somewhere in the area of 25% miscarrying by the 6th week of gestation.

These seemingly high numbers aren't really that surprising when you take into account the wealth of factors that can cause a miscarriage, particularly in very early pregnancy. Couple that with abortion, stillbirths, etc., and yeah, a good chunk of the would-be generation ends up never being born. I'm not sure why that's any more disturbing than the number of pregnancies and would-be children which never come to be due to contraception, though, as well as all of the people who simply won't exist because the right sperm and egg never met.

Also, I wonder how the stats for these would-be people are affected when one factors in the children who reach adulthood due to lower infant and childhood mortality rates and advances in care for premature babies, not to mention all of the kids who had the opportunity to be born thanks to better care (including safe, reliable access to abortion) for their mothers.

Don't forget that an estimated 30-70% of embryos fail to implant at all.  That's a lot of "miscarriages" that the anti-abortion crowd refuses to account for, probably because failure to implant is so hard to detect and thus hard to get accurate statistics for.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on July 23, 2012, 07:55:19 pm
Spontaneous abortion?  Good song title.

Also, not at all surprising, considering that a zygote (and, later on, fetus) is basically a cancerous parasite that relies on chemical chicanery to fool the mother's body into not destroying it like it would any other invasive organism.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 23, 2012, 08:09:02 pm
Spontaneous abortion?  Good song title.

Also, not at all surprising, considering that a zygote (and, later on, fetus) is basically a cancerous parasite that relies on chemical chicanery to fool the mother's body into not destroying it like it would any other invasive organism.

And yet, because of that, our species has thrived on... probably to too much of an extent, really.  (So whether that's a positive or a negative is up to interpretation)

The funny thing is, if that trait (a woman's body being able to recognize a zygote as a parasite and terminating it) appeared in the human species (and I'm pretty sure that's a non-zero chance, which means it probably has happened at least once in human history) it would quickly be removed due to natural selection.

Namely, not being able to reproduce means that the trait wouldn't be passed on outside of test tubes.

...Was there a point to my post?  Absolutely none.  Just the speculations of a tired dragon who thinks he's smart.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Smurfette Principle on July 23, 2012, 09:08:19 pm
Spontaneous abortion?  Good song title.

Also, not at all surprising, considering that a zygote (and, later on, fetus) is basically a cancerous parasite that relies on chemical chicanery to fool the mother's body into not destroying it like it would any other invasive organism.

And yet, because of that, our species has thrived on... probably to too much of an extent, really.  (So whether that's a positive or a negative is up to interpretation)

The funny thing is, if that trait (a woman's body being able to recognize a zygote as a parasite and terminating it) appeared in the human species (and I'm pretty sure that's a non-zero chance, which means it probably has happened at least once in human history) it would quickly be removed due to natural selection.

Namely, not being able to reproduce means that the trait wouldn't be passed on outside of test tubes.

...Was there a point to my post?  Absolutely none.  Just the speculations of a tired dragon who thinks he's smart.

Oh, but it does. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemolytic_disease_of_the_newborn)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on July 23, 2012, 10:04:25 pm
I wouldn't liken a fetus to a cancer or a parasite.  It's just... reproduction.  It's not going to live on its own if it's not grown enough systems or a brain sophisticated enough to control them all.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 23, 2012, 10:54:00 pm
I wouldn't liken a fetus to a cancer or a parasite.  It's just... reproduction.  It's not going to live on its own if it's not grown enough systems or a brain sophisticated enough to control them all.

Technically, it kinda is a parasite by the definition of the word, but at the same time, outside of asexual reproduction, that's kinda how things go.  It's a parasite that benefits us by continuing our species, if that makes sense, which is an instinctual urge for most humans.

Of course, not like that's super-duper important right now.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: TheL on July 24, 2012, 09:54:21 pm
I wouldn't liken a fetus to a cancer or a parasite.  It's just... reproduction.  It's not going to live on its own if it's not grown enough systems or a brain sophisticated enough to control them all.

Technically, once the digestive tract is in place, the other organs and systems tend to develop at roughly the same time.  It just takes 7-8 months for them to develop enough that a baby has even the slightest chance of surviving ex utero.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on July 25, 2012, 03:06:09 am
Well, I'm not into the reproductive science.  The stuff I'm into (zoology) glazed over reproduction, but I'll take anyone's word for it who knows more about the strange process of reproduction that is on our groovy planet.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Quasirodent on July 25, 2012, 09:17:32 am
I wouldn't liken a fetus to a cancer or a parasite.  It's just... reproduction.  It's not going to live on its own if it's not grown enough systems or a brain sophisticated enough to control them all.

Technically, it kinda is a parasite by the definition of the word, but at the same time, outside of asexual reproduction, that's kinda how things go.  It's a parasite that benefits us by continuing our species, if that makes sense, which is an instinctual urge for most humans.

Of course, not like that's super-duper important right now.

So... a symbiote?  Physically it is a parasite - we just like to anthropomorphize and consider a potential human being as something irrationally precious.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: DiscoBerry on July 28, 2012, 07:05:20 pm
(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/284574_10150404924088065_1238142_n.jpg)

(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/284332_10150404923478065_744573064_10370826_3378736_n.jpg)

(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/267227_10150404924678065_4079290_n.jpg)

(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/267227_10150404924668065_1448372_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kit Walker on July 28, 2012, 07:44:20 pm
(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/267227_10150404924668065_1448372_n.jpg)

In fairness, Palin coined that one. New Oxford American Dictionary named it "Word of the Year" back in 2010. We may have a "strategery" situation here, only with a gaffe instead of a comedy sketch.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on July 28, 2012, 07:46:27 pm
(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/267227_10150404924668065_1448372_n.jpg)


Wasilla Barbie said it- it must be a word!

Refudiate your violent construction of buildings! Building a mosque is terrorism!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on July 30, 2012, 11:28:33 am
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/488072_10151051371093211_898796316_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Sleepy on July 30, 2012, 01:48:13 pm
Yes, because Obama is clearly guilty of murder, torture, and illegal arrest of hundreds of people. I'm sure he's also founded organizations that led to thousands of murders. Great comparison.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: booley on July 30, 2012, 02:34:34 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/488072_10151051371093211_898796316_n.jpg)

remind me again..

Under which President did an American Seal Team kill Osama?

Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: KZN02 on July 30, 2012, 03:54:28 pm
Here's (http://news.yahoo.com/obama-aurora-billboard-everyones-talking-203448772.html) a terrible one in the wake of the shootings.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on July 30, 2012, 06:14:01 pm
Here's (http://news.yahoo.com/obama-aurora-billboard-everyones-talking-203448772.html) a terrible one in the wake of the shootings.

To be honest it does have a point, is it in bad taste right after recent events, yeah, but it still has a point. Also I do find it funny in coming from a lollibertarian, who's probably in favor of letting the poor starve to death, because they probably don't want their tax dollars going to "lazy bums".

Yes, because Obama is clearly guilty of murder, torture, and illegal arrest of hundreds of people. I'm sure he's also founded organizations that led to thousands of murders. Great comparison.

I'm really sick of the Obama is a dictator bs too. I understand the line can get blurry sometimes, but the jackass you're probably supporting isn't better either so...so let's stop the dictator comparsions(both real life dictators and fictional dictators).
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on July 30, 2012, 06:23:33 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/418754_10151051761534481_1166209292_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on July 30, 2012, 06:42:39 pm
What's the GDP per capita in Cuba?

Edit: actually, better one. There's no gun control in Mozambique. There's no 'government tyranny' in Somalia. So why are citizens of both fleeing to social democratic Canada?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on July 30, 2012, 08:02:37 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/396852_10151044914108211_1983360416_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on August 01, 2012, 07:24:55 pm
And we have a new champion

(http://i.imgur.com/UMqJu.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on August 01, 2012, 07:33:09 pm
I would hate be on the same road/highway as that person, that's just an accident waiting to happen.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Damen on August 01, 2012, 07:49:08 pm
And we have a new champion

(click to show/hide)

Don't you love how he wrote "lives and is coming back" in a font that one would closely associate with a zombie flick?

But if I were to give the driver of that minivan a message, it would simply be "Matthew 6:5-7"
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cerim Treascair on August 01, 2012, 08:08:30 pm
If ever there was an excuse to have a bag full of crowbars to throw at a driver...
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on August 02, 2012, 12:32:56 am
that guy must really want to get to heaven.  shame he'll take another guy with him  People for the love of lolita please keep stickers and such on your back windshield to a fucking min.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on August 02, 2012, 01:22:14 am
If he's not been pulled over by the cops, I'd be surprised.  1. There's not much rearward visibility, and 2. the car is a total distraction to everyone on the road.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on August 02, 2012, 06:01:48 am
And we have a new champion

(http://i.imgur.com/UMqJu.jpg)

Someone's gonna have difficulty selling that thing.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on August 02, 2012, 09:46:44 am
If he's not been pulled over by the cops, I'd be surprised.  1. There's not much rearward visibility, and 2. the car is a total distraction to everyone on the road.

At which point, he'd no doubt cry persecution.

Edit:

Another possible champion.

(http://i49.tinypic.com/zx5dep.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on August 02, 2012, 02:00:26 pm
If he's not been pulled over by the cops, I'd be surprised.  1. There's not much rearward visibility, and 2. the car is a total distraction to everyone on the road.

At which point, he'd no doubt cry persecution.

Edit:

Another possible champion.

(http://i49.tinypic.com/zx5dep.jpg)
Not as bad as the throws are not blocking
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on August 02, 2012, 02:11:28 pm
The decoration itself is still a bit distracting, but it's not looked upon as seriously as reduced or impaired visibility.

Laws?  What laws?  ONLY GOD'S LAWS!

God: What about that "Render unto Caesar" thing?  Not to mention the closet bit...
Oy vey, you humans...

Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: booley on August 02, 2012, 02:13:22 pm
The decoration itself is still a bit distracting, but it's not looked upon as seriously as reduced or impaired visibility.

Laws?  What laws?  ONLY GOD'S LAWS!

God: What about that "Render unto Caesar" thing?

...

I was thinking that whole line about praying in a dark room  instead of proclaiming how faithful you are on a  street corner like a hypocrite.

I mean this is literally ON a street corner.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on August 02, 2012, 09:21:27 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/527076_386489258073678_1249832782_n.jpg)

...

Yeah.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 02, 2012, 09:23:57 pm
Heterosexual Awareness Month.

Also known as "Every month of the year"

Even Homosexual Awareness Month.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on August 02, 2012, 09:52:36 pm
We should probably invent a few new months just to make sure that the poor, persecuted heterosexuals are getting their fair share of awareness.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kristine on August 02, 2012, 09:58:23 pm
How about Asexuals - when do we get our month.   :o
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 02, 2012, 10:00:44 pm
How about Asexuals - when do we get our month.   :o

There's no such thing as asexuals, only people who haven't had a good fuck yet.

...

Excuse me, I need a new keyboard.  I'm going to have to burn this one.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on August 03, 2012, 01:13:36 am
(http://i.imgur.com/9f9N6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/29kPc.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/MhqIz.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/E6lMZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Random Dinosaur on August 03, 2012, 01:15:20 am
I suppose us bi/pan/omni-sexual people don't get anything either.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on August 03, 2012, 04:00:35 am
(http://i.imgur.com/9f9N6.jpg)

I. Not we.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 03, 2012, 04:08:27 am
That person's marbles seem to have rolled everywhere without him realizing it.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on August 03, 2012, 04:10:39 am

(http://i.imgur.com/29kPc.jpg)


This one is my favorite.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on August 03, 2012, 05:57:48 am
That sign is adorable.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Igor on August 03, 2012, 08:29:38 am
I think my inner editor just died from reading those signs.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on August 04, 2012, 05:50:35 am
The drawing of Obama looking like Batboy is what gets me.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on August 04, 2012, 08:35:34 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/422209_465144086837244_2085967851_n.jpg)

Can anyone make any sense of this??
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 04, 2012, 08:41:48 pm
Beelzebub is the president of the United States via the evil demon-possessed Obama.

Go register and vote for God's forces.

Don't vote absentee, you have no excuse if you do.

Fox News and Glenn Beck are literally truth.

It scares me how well I can translate crazy sometimes.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on August 04, 2012, 11:03:50 pm
Odd.  I was going to do that if Zachski or anyone else didn't.  I guess I speak Crazy as a second language.  Didn't even need one of those Rosetta Stone thingies.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Meshakhad on August 05, 2012, 01:50:42 pm
What if you live in a state that has mail-only elections?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 05, 2012, 02:42:42 pm
What if you live in a state that has mail-only elections?

I SAID NO EXCUSSSESSSSSSS!!!

...Seriously, that's probably how they'd think.

...

Oh wait, I translated that wrong in the first place, my mistake.

It means that "You have absentee ballots, you have no excuse not to vote"
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Smurfette Principle on August 05, 2012, 03:33:05 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8a0ewcF0g1qzpwi0o1_500.jpg)

Some people fail at science.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: VirtualStranger on August 05, 2012, 07:22:06 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/527076_386489258073678_1249832782_n.jpg)

There is just something perfect about this. Specifically, the way that it displays a complete lack a self-awareness.

What are you raising awareness for? Heterosexuality? I'm pretty sure everyone is already perfectly aware.

The gratuitous and pretentious Latin at the bottom is a perfect touch. I can just picture in my mind an uneducated redneck trying to make himself seem "intellectual" by throwing "God hates fags" into Google Translate. (for those wondering, I believe that is supposed to say "God created man and woman")
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on August 05, 2012, 08:23:31 pm
not a protest sign, but a t-shirt
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/481975_4346235816179_1042449625_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MaybeNever on August 07, 2012, 03:09:39 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8a0ewcF0g1qzpwi0o1_500.jpg)

Some people fail at science.

GOD CREATED IT ONE MAN, FORTY WOMEN FOR A REASON.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kristine on August 08, 2012, 10:29:28 pm
just had 2 people I went to high school with 'share' this one on facebook...

Quote
This morning I went to sign my dogs up for welfare. At first the lady said, "Dogs are not eligible to draw welfare." So I explained to her that my dogs are mixed in color, unemployed, can't speak English and have no clue who their Daddies are. They expect me to feed them, provide them with housing and medical care. So she looked in her policy book to see what it takes to qualify.  My dogs get their first checks on Friday. Isn't this is a great country or what ???

When I advised it was good to know they equated the worth of poor people with domesticated animal - and would they also like them to be neutered and euthanized?  I got an answer from someone saying 'yes' they thought that was a good idea too.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on August 08, 2012, 10:36:36 pm
YAY!! Welfare Myths...apparently they've never heard of  The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_Responsibility_and_Work_Opportunity_Act), it's amazing how willfully ignorant people are, it's like 1996 never even happened.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on August 09, 2012, 01:49:28 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8esfx979I1qemsppo1_500.jpg)
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8hlkbWT7d1qbydido1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on August 09, 2012, 02:14:24 pm
I never understood why people feel the need to plaster their political beliefs all over their car. Especially when they're stupid as shit.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 09, 2012, 02:42:36 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8hlkbWT7d1qbydido1_500.jpg)

I'm guessing this has something to do with the Olympics.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on August 09, 2012, 03:08:49 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8hlkbWT7d1qbydido1_500.jpg)

I'm guessing this has something to do with the Olympics.
I think it has to do with march madness as for the communist regards how the NCAA gives athetlic scholarships
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Bender_Rodríguez on August 09, 2012, 03:15:10 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8hlkbWT7d1qbydido1_500.jpg)

I'm guessing this has something to do with the Olympics.

I'm pretty sure this has to do with the Penn State sex abuse scandal.  The Penn State fans are accusing the NCAA of punishing the school unfairly.  It's really shameful because they still don't get why they're being punished. 
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kit Walker on August 09, 2012, 05:55:28 pm
I'm pretty sure this has to do with the Penn State sex abuse scandal.  The Penn State fans are accusing the NCAA of punishing the school unfairly.  It's really shameful because they still don't get why they're being punished.

Well, the argument can be made that the people who are being impacted most by the punishment are the students whose play on the field actually won those championships. They played no role in the cover-up but their team is now no longer in the record books and it leaves a black mark on their tenure with the team.

That said, the person to be mad at would still be Joe Paterno and his bosses.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on August 10, 2012, 02:50:43 am
That's standard anyway. If a team member does something bad enough (uses drugs f'rinstance), the entire team would be punished. And rightly so.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on August 10, 2012, 03:06:21 am
Welcome, Bender!  *waves*.

Yeah... that was off topic but hell, I'm nice.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Bender_Rodríguez on August 10, 2012, 04:59:15 am
Welcome, Bender!  *waves*.

Yeah... that was off topic but hell, I'm nice.

Thanks for the welcome.  When I saw that shirt it just set something off for me.  I've been visiting here since way back with the old system and have almost signed up multiple times.  That shirt was the final straw.  Those people don't even understand why they're being punished.  Football was so big at PSU that they covered up a serial child molester to maintain the "integrity" of their football team.  The administration allowed multiple young boys to be raped so their precious football team wouldn't be damaged.  Now it is.  That's the lesson.  That's why your football team was handed the punishments it received.  To show that the those kids should have been more important than a freaking sport.  Sorry for the rant, but the past few years are really killing the joys of college football for me.

PS  I agree with you about Mark Martin.  He's awesome.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Meshakhad on August 10, 2012, 01:30:28 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8hlkbWT7d1qbydido1_500.jpg)

I'm guessing this has something to do with the Olympics.

I'm pretty sure this has to do with the Penn State sex abuse scandal.  The Penn State fans are accusing the NCAA of punishing the school unfairly.  It's really shameful because they still don't get why they're being punished.

I'm actually with the Penn State fans (although I am one myself, so I'm biased). To my knowledge, not a single current employee of Penn State was involved in the scandal. I don't believe that the school as a whole deserves to be punished, when they did not do anything wrong.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: erictheblue on August 10, 2012, 02:01:41 pm
I'm actually with the Penn State fans (although I am one myself, so I'm biased). To my knowledge, not a single current employee of Penn State was involved in the scandal. I don't believe that the school as a whole deserves to be punished, when they did not do anything wrong.

But the same thing happens any time the NCAA sanctions an athletic program - the innocent are punished. Yes, it sucks for the Penn State players through the years who knew nothing about Sandusky's abuse.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on August 10, 2012, 02:14:51 pm
I would like to know why they're going with the whole hammer and sickle communist theme, when they could of done a fascist symbol also, unless they're trying to say that the NCAA are "liberals" or something of the sort. I'm sorry, I'm just sickof the overdone "commie" stuff done with political statements over that last couple of years...
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Meshakhad on August 10, 2012, 03:42:45 pm
I'm actually with the Penn State fans (although I am one myself, so I'm biased). To my knowledge, not a single current employee of Penn State was involved in the scandal. I don't believe that the school as a whole deserves to be punished, when they did not do anything wrong.

But the same thing happens any time the NCAA sanctions an athletic program - the innocent are punished. Yes, it sucks for the Penn State players through the years who knew nothing about Sandusky's abuse.

The difference here is that what happened wasn't directly part of the athletic program. This wasn't a scandal over illegal enhancements or paying athletes. It was a sexual abuse scandal that happened to involve people in the Penn State football program. As my mom said, if Jerry Sandusky had been an English professor, would the NCAA have even gotten involved?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ironbite on August 10, 2012, 04:58:59 pm
Well no because it wasn't related to sports.  What Paterno and company did though...was directly related to sports.

Ironbite-hence why the NCAA stepped in and leveled the punishment.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Bender_Rodríguez on August 10, 2012, 05:15:47 pm
I'm actually with the Penn State fans (although I am one myself, so I'm biased). To my knowledge, not a single current employee of Penn State was involved in the scandal. I don't believe that the school as a whole deserves to be punished, when they did not do anything wrong.

But the same thing happens any time the NCAA sanctions an athletic program - the innocent are punished. Yes, it sucks for the Penn State players through the years who knew nothing about Sandusky's abuse.

The difference here is that what happened wasn't directly part of the athletic program. This wasn't a scandal over illegal enhancements or paying athletes. It was a sexual abuse scandal that happened to involve people in the Penn State football program. As my mom said, if Jerry Sandusky had been an English professor, would the NCAA have even gotten involved?

No the National Collegiate Athletics Association would not have gotten involved if he were an English teacher since the English dept has nothing to do with athletics.  However when a coach of the football team is molesting little boys,  I think that gives them every right to get involved.  Yes,  Sandusky was relieved of his coaching duties after they discovered it in 1999, but they still let him bring young boys on campus for years afterward.  Like I said before, the school covered this up to protect a football program.  Those little boys deserved better than Penn State gave them. 

Now did the NCAA overstep itself with this decision?  Maybe, but I can't say I disagree with it.  This situation is infinitely worse than the SMU situation and they got the death penalty.  I think that this is the definition of lack or loss of institutional control.  You had an administration not only covering up but allowing a pedophile to continue raping little boys for over a decade after the first reported incident.  I was 100% behind JoePa back when he was fired.  After the Freeh report, I'm just sickened that he let this happen.  I feel for the players because this really isn't their fault, but the message had to be sent.  The safety of those children should have been more important than the image of the football team.  By covering it up they've tainted the image of PSU so badly that it will take years to fix.  If theyu had turned Sandusky in after the first report in 1999, think of how much better PSU would look right now.  It would be forgotten and people would have moved on by now.  JoePa's legacy is ruined, the schools reputation has been ruined.  Was it worth it?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Distind on August 10, 2012, 06:05:24 pm
It would be forgotten and people would have moved on by now.  JoePa's legacy is ruined, the schools reputation has been ruined.  Was it worth it?
Institutional cover up, institutional punishment.


I think a shorter version of what some people are trying to say is this isn't about the kids who aren't going to be playing on the team. It's about sending a message to the organizations they play for that raping kids isn't ok, no matter how good someone may be at their job. Or really any criminal activities. If you don't punish the organization those who remain will simply assume it'll be fine so long as they cover it up long enough for everyone involved to get out of dodge. The same kind of institutional lack of responsibility we see in government, or corporations.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on August 10, 2012, 11:54:59 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m828vabyR91rch2ido1_500.jpg)

White... Genocide.... Project!

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m81t80YUNH1r3zat8.gif)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on August 11, 2012, 12:19:59 am
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/297364_399821786746866_93432771_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Meshakhad on August 11, 2012, 12:22:16 am
It would be forgotten and people would have moved on by now.  JoePa's legacy is ruined, the schools reputation has been ruined.  Was it worth it?
Institutional cover up, institutional punishment.


I think a shorter version of what some people are trying to say is this isn't about the kids who aren't going to be playing on the team. It's about sending a message to the organizations they play for that raping kids isn't ok, no matter how good someone may be at their job. Or really any criminal activities. If you don't punish the organization those who remain will simply assume it'll be fine so long as they cover it up long enough for everyone involved to get out of dodge. The same kind of institutional lack of responsibility we see in government, or corporations.

Ah, I see. I happen to think that the reputational damage to Penn State was severe enough that the rational response to a similar situation in the future would be to report it ASAP, but that's a matter of opinion. And I think we've deviated from the main topic long enough.

On topic:
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/297364_399821786746866_93432771_n.jpg)

Yes. Yes I do. I don't LIKE abortion, but that's another story altogether. When it comes to social politics, I am a strong liberal.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Alehksunos on August 11, 2012, 12:33:03 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m828vabyR91rch2ido1_500.jpg)
I would post the "Won't you think of the white people?" image, but I'm too fucking lazy.

Seriously, I don't know if this is a joke or real, but all I know is that it's just as bullshit as that Heterosexual Awareness poster and it reeks of persecution complex.

Also:
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/297364_399821786746866_93432771_n.jpg)
...Yes, I support marriage for homosexuals and abortion. You guys are saying that like it's a bad... oh, this sign is telling you to vote Republican and to abolish LGBT(Q) and reproductive rights. Never mind.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on August 11, 2012, 12:41:14 am
http://whitegenocideproject.com/eu-must-commit-gencode-of-whites-in-europe-un-chief/
It's real we've found a RSTDT (and seeing as they think Islam is taking over Europe FSTDT) gold mine
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 11, 2012, 02:04:24 am
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/297364_399821786746866_93432771_n.jpg)

-thinks for a second-  ...Yup, I do.  As for voting Republican?  If I want to get fucked, I'll go to my girlfriend.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on August 12, 2012, 02:03:59 am
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7lhos2qNM1qapkmyo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: VirtualStranger on August 12, 2012, 02:52:37 am
Is that a shirt for toddlers?

Because I'm pretty sure babies don't have the most informed opinions on religion and gun control.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Alehksunos on August 12, 2012, 03:02:11 am
Is that a shirt for toddlers?

Because I'm pretty sure babies don't have the most informed opinions on religion and gun control.

You're never too young to fiercely defend America from gun-hating Antichrists like 0bama. (fundie-wundie speak)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RinellaWasHere on August 12, 2012, 02:20:19 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/297364_399821786746866_93432771_n.jpg)

I feel like you're expecting me to say no.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: TheL on August 12, 2012, 10:23:09 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7lhos2qNM1qapkmyo1_500.jpg)


Somehow I don't think it's very safe to give your baby a gun.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cerim Treascair on August 13, 2012, 04:08:05 am
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7lhos2qNM1qapkmyo1_500.jpg)


Somehow I don't think it's very safe to give your baby a gun.

It's just cleaning the gene pool a bit early, that's all... >:3
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: myusername on August 13, 2012, 07:15:21 am
I never understood why people feel the need to plaster their political beliefs all over their car. Especially when they're stupid as shit.

"I don't have any bumper stickers on my car, because I don't want the causes that I feel so strongly about to be associated with my driving" - Roy Zimmerman
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: booley on August 13, 2012, 12:59:33 pm
I never understood why people feel the need to plaster their political beliefs all over their car. Especially when they're stupid as shit.

Dunning Kruger effect.

Stupid people are by the nature of their being stupid unable to recognize they are stupid.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: KZN02 on August 13, 2012, 03:57:23 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7lhos2qNM1qapkmyo1_500.jpg)
I'm getting indoctrinating vibes.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on August 13, 2012, 07:10:54 pm
I never understood why people feel the need to plaster their political beliefs all over their car. Especially when they're stupid as shit.

Dunning Kruger effect.

Stupid people are by the nature of their being stupid unable to recognize they are stupid.

There's this SUV that's always parked at my town's mall that's covered in shit like "GOOGLE RON PAUL" and "REPEAL THE 4TH AMENDMENT!"
If I see it again I'll have to take a picture and post it.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Damen on August 13, 2012, 09:55:35 pm
There's this SUV that's always parked at my town's mall that's covered in shit like "GOOGLE RON PAUL" and "REPEAL THE 4TH AMENDMENT!"
If I see it again I'll have to take a picture and post it.

...so...he doesn't want a guarantee against unreasonable search and seizure by the government? :o
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Alehksunos on August 13, 2012, 10:19:45 pm
Now there's another thing I should tell my mother about Ron Paul...
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Mechtaur on August 14, 2012, 02:04:24 am
There's this SUV that's always parked at my town's mall that's covered in shit like "GOOGLE RON PAUL" and "REPEAL THE 4TH AMENDMENT!"
If I see it again I'll have to take a picture and post it.

...so...he doesn't want a guarantee against unreasonable search and seizure by the government? :o


Not when it is used to protect them filthy darkies.  ::)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on August 14, 2012, 11:22:57 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/404038_473674959317709_241456370_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on August 14, 2012, 11:47:45 pm
I can't even begin.  :(
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Alehksunos on August 15, 2012, 12:01:13 am
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/404038_473674959317709_241456370_n.jpg)
You mean a society where homosexuals are actively persecuted to where they have no rest? Isn't that the society most conservatives desire? And ever since Obama announced that he openly supports homosexual rights, no, he is not turning this society into one like Uganda.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on August 15, 2012, 04:48:50 am
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/404038_473674959317709_241456370_n.jpg)

Obama signed a law that makes homosexuality grounds for the death penalty?  When did that happen?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kristine on August 15, 2012, 11:08:25 am
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/208246_10151094095519726_1114590820_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: rookie on August 15, 2012, 03:01:29 pm
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/208246_10151094095519726_1114590820_n.jpg)


That is in poor taste, but not wrong. Of course, the threats I'm thinking of are the asshat politicians who want to put up walls and deny anyone not a straight white male rights and, well, you get the idea.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Distind on August 15, 2012, 03:07:02 pm
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/208246_10151094095519726_1114590820_n.jpg)


That is in poor taste, but not wrong. Of course, the threats I'm thinking of are the asshat politicians who want to put up walls and deny anyone not a straight white male rights and, well, you get the idea.

I will say it seems remarkably poorly targeted. I haven't seen many liberal militias attempting to pose a military threat to the country...
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 15, 2012, 03:18:15 pm
I like how it almost seems to imply "Shoot 'im", but is actually referring to voting.

It's like the Republicans are trolling us now, ever since the infamous Palin-Gunsight and Political-Shoot-Out debacle.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on August 15, 2012, 05:45:04 pm
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/208246_10151094095519726_1114590820_n.jpg)

All elite US soldiers hate Obama! You should too!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on August 15, 2012, 06:00:05 pm
Citation, plox.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MadCatTLX on August 15, 2012, 07:59:18 pm
I like how it almost seems to imply "Shoot 'im", but is actually referring to voting.

It's like the Republicans are trolling us now, ever since the infamous Palin-Gunsight and Political-Shoot-Out debacle.

That's only because they can't say "shoot him".
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: chad sexington on August 15, 2012, 09:03:15 pm
I like how it almost seems to imply "Shoot 'im", but is actually referring to voting.

It's like the Republicans are trolling us now, ever since the infamous Palin-Gunsight and Political-Shoot-Out debacle.

That's only because they can't say "shoot lynch him".

Fix'd :(
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: booley on August 15, 2012, 10:06:29 pm
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/208246_10151094095519726_1114590820_n.jpg)

All elite US soldiers hate Obama! You should too!

umm

won't this just remind people who told the seal team to shoo that one guy?

Or am I over estimating their intelligence?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on August 16, 2012, 01:39:35 am
Why are we glorifying the Seals for this? Did bin Laden put up a fight at all?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 16, 2012, 02:27:41 am
If its a fair fight, you made a mistake.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on August 16, 2012, 02:32:04 am
If its a fair fight, you made a mistake.

Good on the CIA for doing that then. The guy who pulled the trigger on an unarmed man was perhaps the least important part of the process.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 16, 2012, 02:47:56 am
If its a fair fight, you made a mistake.

Good on the CIA for doing that then. The guy who pulled the trigger on an unarmed man was perhaps the least important part of the process.

I'm neither congratulating nor scolding them.  They were fighting a war, he was the enemy, he got his head blown off, 'nuff said.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Alehksunos on August 16, 2012, 03:09:03 am
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/208246_10151094095519726_1114590820_n.jpg)
Uh, yeah. Barack Obama is as much of a threat to the United States as a kid with a water gun. Osama bin Laden and his men were fucking relentless. They bombed an Embassy in Nairobi, sunk a battleship near Yemen, and then his greatest Moral Event Horizon: killing at least 3,000 people on American soil with four planes. Barack Obama... just isn't doing the things we desire him to do and the things he said he would do. Hasn't killed anyone (and no, fetuses does not count).

Also, grow up guys. If Obama wins, let him go through another round in peace (unless he does something stupid). Your desires to assassinate him will not help your image other than to show how smug you guys are (and that you might need some serious help too).
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cerim Treascair on August 16, 2012, 04:58:49 am
It kinda doesn't help that Obama got in his first six months or year what Bush got in all eight for death threats and attempted assassinations...

And the right wing says they're not racist...
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: KZN02 on August 16, 2012, 03:19:14 pm
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/208246_10151094095519726_1114590820_n.jpg)
Uh, yeah. Barack Obama is as much of a threat to the United States as a kid with a water gun. Osama bin Laden and his men were fucking relentless. They bombed an Embassy in Nairobi, sunk a battleship near Yemen, and then his greatest Moral Event Horizon: killing at least 3,000 people on American soil with four planes. Barack Obama... just isn't doing the things we desire him to do and the things he said he would do. Hasn't killed anyone (and no, fetuses does not count).

Also, grow up guys. If Obama wins, let him go through another round in peace (unless he does something stupid). Your desires to assassinate him will not help your image other than to show how smug you guys are (and that you might need some serious help too).
If I wasn't a conspiracy theorist, I'd say the right wingers are in cahoots with Al-Qaeda.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Undecided on August 17, 2012, 12:50:23 am
If I wasn't a conspiracy theorist, I'd say the right wingers are in cahoots with Al-Qaeda.
Not to be too persnickety, but I read this sentence three times and got four different interpretations.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Vypernight on August 17, 2012, 04:57:45 am
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/208246_10151094095519726_1114590820_n.jpg)

Okay, I won't vote for Romney.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: KZN02 on August 17, 2012, 09:48:35 pm
If I wasn't a conspiracy theorist, I'd say the right wingers are in cahoots with Al-Qaeda.
Not to be too persnickety, but I read this sentence three times and got four different interpretations.
Dare I ask what those interpretations are?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on August 22, 2012, 12:18:28 am
Not quite certain where to put this, but I guess it kind of fits here.

According to the person who took the picture, a small town high school decided to post this sign following exams:

(http://i50.tinypic.com/6r1rnt.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RinellaWasHere on August 22, 2012, 12:19:32 am
Well, that's not insanely dickish or anything.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Zygarde on August 22, 2012, 12:21:54 am
Looks good to me, hell they seem to be doing better than the school district here.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on August 22, 2012, 01:15:30 am
I think they're trying to point out that racism and classism affects society. But it does come off as dickish.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Random Dinosaur on August 22, 2012, 01:58:45 am
I believe the overall point was supposed to be "BLACK PPL R STOOPID LOLOLOL," though.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Distind on August 22, 2012, 06:56:40 am
I believe the overall point was supposed to be "BLACK PPL R STOOPID LOLOLOL," though.
I really wish people would bother to research the pictures before they toss them online, because that's a rather rough conclusion when all the black kids pass math, while no other group manages it.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 22, 2012, 08:22:23 am
I think the point is that whatever point it was trying to make, it's doing so poorly because no one knows what the point it's trying to make is.

In short, "Hey, why the fuck did you put this sign up?"
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on August 22, 2012, 10:33:50 am
When I see signs that are just out of the blue like that, showing positive scores, and they're not overtly assholish, just... "?".  I go "...Yay?"
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on August 22, 2012, 12:33:02 pm
I mostly posted it because I find it really weird that a school would post a sign separating the students' scores by race, regardless of their intentions in doing so.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ironbite on August 22, 2012, 04:34:59 pm
Well I think it's damn awesome that blacks are kicking everyone's asses at math.  But yeah...the fuck is the point?

Ironbite-seriously what is the point nameless high school?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Mechtaur on August 22, 2012, 05:56:36 pm
I mostly posted it because I find it really weird that a school would post a sign separating the students' scores by race, regardless of their intentions in doing so.

They only separated it into two races (and economically disadvantaged, which only confused me further). I'm not sure if they were wanting to show that African-Americans are not as great at science as they had hoped or if it was meant to show how well the school was doing by showing that their scores were pretty good.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MadCatTLX on August 22, 2012, 07:26:54 pm
It may have something to do with the fact that test scores are categorized all kinds of ways, such as race, gender, age/grade, and so on. They probably chose a few of these categories to show and picked the ones that looks bad without realizing it. At least that is what I hope is going on.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on August 24, 2012, 04:12:55 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s480x480/553461_10151044995978211_1191679611_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on August 24, 2012, 06:25:38 pm
Ronnie would vomit at your policies
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on August 24, 2012, 07:10:13 pm
Ronnie wouldn't have understood your policies.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Auri-El on August 24, 2012, 09:36:36 pm
Who knows what Ronnnie would do? There's never been a President with that name.

(yes, I know they meant Reagan.)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on August 26, 2012, 01:09:00 am
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/551978_394319243957346_1838129511_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Askold on August 26, 2012, 01:20:07 am
Hmmm... Would homocracy mean a single-party system?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on August 26, 2012, 01:22:29 am
You would think that. But it was posted by this guy.

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/599962_267809463328459_269138155_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cerim Treascair on August 26, 2012, 01:24:51 am
... what's wrong with going shopping? Being thrifty and saving money has been a manly thing since the 1800's when banking really got started!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: VirtualStranger on August 26, 2012, 01:27:11 am
"White teeth = Gay"?

I... What?

(http://oyster.ignimgs.com/mediawiki/apis.ign.com/pokemon-blue-version/b/b2/Psyduck.gif)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on August 26, 2012, 01:32:13 am
Is this group trolling/?  Maybe one member is a troll.  On the plus side these assholes have awful teeth
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on August 26, 2012, 01:36:39 am
This person is most likely a self-loathing closet gay.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 26, 2012, 02:40:42 am
I haven't seen anything that stupid since two minutes ago. :|
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Barbarella on August 26, 2012, 09:53:45 am
"White teeth = Gay"?

I... What?

(http://oyster.ignimgs.com/mediawiki/apis.ign.com/pokemon-blue-version/b/b2/Psyduck.gif)

Sounds like that idiot who calls himself "Wotan's Krieger", who says that frequent baths/showers is "gay".
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kit Walker on August 26, 2012, 10:12:17 am
Wait, just shopping in general is "gay"? I get where a homophobe would consider a man who enjoys shopping for clothes to be gay, though that is still stupid, but there are traditionally acceptable items for men to enjoy shopping for - electronics, cars, etc.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cerim Treascair on August 26, 2012, 12:58:51 pm
I like going to J C Penney's and finding decent T-shirts for $4-6 on sale, and a pair of jeans for $12 that'll fit my ass.  When I can spend $80 and walk out with two week's worth of new clothes, I'm not going to complain.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on August 26, 2012, 02:20:35 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s480x480/546730_515357038490948_1248825221_n.jpg)

LOL

I like going to J C Penney's and finding decent T-shirts for $4-6 on sale, and a pair of jeans for $12 that'll fit my ass.  When I can spend $80 and walk out with two week's worth of new clothes, I'm not going to complain.
If you go to the Poughkeepsie store, there's a good chance you'll get to meet me.  :D
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cerim Treascair on August 26, 2012, 02:36:56 pm
Nick:  May come down there to say hi if me and my roomie are in the area at some point then... but we usually hit the one in Kingston.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kit Walker on August 26, 2012, 06:03:18 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s480x480/546730_515357038490948_1248825221_n.jpg)

LOL

1) The juxtaposition is hilarious.
2) I'm betting this person is of the opinion that accusations of racism perpetuate racism. Look, the civil rights acts passed and now we have black president, clearly the 298 (give or take)* years of discrimination against and oppression of African-Americans has been undone in the last 44 (give or take)** years. Right?

*From the founding of Charles Town, which Wikipedia cites as the time when slavery in the future USA took off, to the passing of the Fair Housing Act in 1968.
**From Fair Housing Act to today.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Alehksunos on August 26, 2012, 06:41:11 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s480x480/546730_515357038490948_1248825221_n.jpg)

LOL
* ...Except everyone is still concerned about his Birth-certificate, but I feel like this is intended solely to discredit Obama like that whole "OBAMA IS KENYAN" balderdash.
** ...Seeing that it's behind a blue background and the color of the Democratic Party.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: erictheblue on August 26, 2012, 06:49:48 pm
]I'm not sure if "Heartbeat" has anything to do with the Pro-life rhetoric that "a heartbeat starts in [whatever amount of days]", even if the heart is underdeveloped, or if that was the car dealership that the driver got his (possibly used) Chevy truck from. I could be missing the point, so take this with a pinch of salt.

Chevy used to use the slogan "Heartbeat of America," so it could just be a general reference to a Chevy truck, not to a particular dealership
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 26, 2012, 07:00:46 pm
I don't know what point the other sticker is trying to say, other than "Democrats fight racism*, so vote Republican." Well, I still don't know because it doesn't make very much since, like all these stupid consie bumper stickers.

It's trying to say "Fight racism by voting Republican" because of this meme going around that because the KKK were founded by democrats, that the democratic party is the party of racists.

(I wonder if anyone on the right has bothered to notice that the KKK is now run by Republicans, since we're pointing fingers and all)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kit Walker on August 26, 2012, 07:16:39 pm
You can actually pinpoint when the switch in racist allegiances happened - 1964, when LBJ signed the civil rights act.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on August 26, 2012, 07:20:46 pm
Nah, it was well before that, despite Eisenhower. I once saw the split put sometime in the 20s.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on August 30, 2012, 10:38:37 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s480x480/561082_431246236916992_397782313_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 30, 2012, 10:41:13 pm
I see they're still using that particular lie.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on August 30, 2012, 11:52:20 pm
Borrowing money from Americans to spend money improving the lot of Americans is totally just like stealing it from those Americans.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 31, 2012, 03:02:06 am
Borrowing money from Americans to spend money improving the lot of Americans is totally just like stealing it from those Americans.

Tch tch tch.  (wags his finger)  Fred, that's logical, and therefore of the devil.  We can't very well use that evil, Satanic reason to actually make people's lives better, that would make Jesus cry more than when little Timmy waxes his monkey...and that makes poor Jesus resort to cutting, as we all know.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on August 31, 2012, 09:59:54 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9mmsaX1yr1qm9cf5o1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Undecided on August 31, 2012, 11:51:48 pm
I don't know what point the other sticker is trying to say, other than "Democrats fight racism*, so vote Republican." Well, I still don't know because it doesn't make very much since, like all these stupid consie bumper stickers.

It's trying to say "Fight racism by voting Republican" because of this meme going around that because the KKK were founded by democrats, that the democratic party is the party of racists.
I don't think it's trying to say that: that particular argument is almost always specifically tailored towards Blacks, and there is no evidence of that here. In fact, given the inferred hostility to African descent in the other bumper sticker, the audience is probably White. There are a few other possibilities that I think more likely.

I think it is most likely referring to the large amount of support among Black Americans for President Obama. The driver probably perceives this support as the result of an unsubstantiated racial preference among Black Americans, i.e., as the result of what he would call racism against White people.

It could also be a plug against affirmative action. In this case, the driver sees himself and his race as losing out against racial minorities in institutionalized racial preferences. He would call it reverse discrimination, and see it as racism against Whites.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Rabbit of Caerbannog on September 01, 2012, 12:13:12 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9mmsaX1yr1qm9cf5o1_500.jpg)
Well, yes. How the hell can you perform such a delicate operation with a gun?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Rabbit of Caerbannog on September 01, 2012, 12:16:50 am
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s480x480/546730_515357038490948_1248825221_n.jpg)

LOL
Cognitive...dissonance...overload...
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on September 01, 2012, 12:18:25 am
But you forget, they don't look at it as an operation, they look at it as MURDERING BABIEZ...
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Rabbit of Caerbannog on September 01, 2012, 12:22:05 am
But you forget, they don't look at it as an operation, they look at it as MURDERING BABIEZ...
Now that I think about it, how exactly would that go down anyway?

Abortion doctor: Why yes, ma'am, I can dissect a fetus at fifty paces.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MadCatTLX on September 01, 2012, 12:40:15 am
But you forget, they don't look at it as an operation, they look at it as MURDERING BABIEZ...
Now that I think about it, how exactly would that go down anyway?

Abortion doctor: Why yes, ma'am, I can dissect a fetus at fifty paces.

You gotta use baby skull seeking seeking bullets.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osgrd1MPb7I

Please no gun arguments as it usually devolves into the kind of stupid in the video. Though as a commentor said the quote, "Lets say a bunch of punks go out in the woods and strap a bullet proof vest to a grizzly bear. What a ya got? Invincible bear," has to be one of the most awesome things I've heard in a while. You know what's worse than invincible bears? Invincible moon bears...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvjgIxuVdo4

What looked like a political themed comedy sketch in 2008 looks like political reality now (moon base, invade Iran).
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Katsuro on September 02, 2012, 04:17:52 am
Don't think this has been posted yet. It's from the English Defence League, who are massive racists. So their banner has a tipple whammy of hypocrisy, irony and logic that a retarded pre-schooler could tear apart.

(http://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/648204300.jpg?key=960720&Expires=1346574693&Key-Pair-Id=APKAIYVGSUJFNRFZBBTA&Signature=iBiCM9p~rzkTdAvLbLOTqpJIHBxcdpqlNy1tZc0ktclJUu03vFzXahf4mWO8K4THUOmwFQxwb09c4T8uVrN8L85DappMNHGk15TvHe-2yBgiER0SW6tYykLUDlfgxWmpOussEYawQQRJEaTmiSQdQ23o9v8~KsOeM6NUW3efhL4_)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: chad sexington on September 02, 2012, 04:52:51 am
Your picture no worky :(
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Katsuro on September 02, 2012, 08:30:11 am
Weird, coz it's working fine for me. No idea what's going on.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on September 02, 2012, 11:00:33 am
It used to work for me and now it doesn't.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Katsuro on September 02, 2012, 01:42:58 pm
It's still working for me. Anybody got any ideas as to what in Smeg's name is happening and how I can punch the problem in the face?

Eidt: I'll try posting it from a different source:

(http://img.metro.co.uk/i/pix/2012/09/01/article-1346511632090-14C93DB8000005DC-642545_466x310.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Yla on September 02, 2012, 02:36:05 pm
(http://img.metro.co.uk/i/pix/2012/09/01/article-1346511632090-14C93DB8000005DC-642545_466x310.jpg)
Ahahahah. Obvious rhetoric fallacy to shame into silence is obvious.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on September 02, 2012, 02:43:10 pm
Love the templar imagery.  They claim they only hate fundamentalist Islam yet they call themselves crusaders.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Rabbit of Caerbannog on September 02, 2012, 02:54:03 pm
Love the templar imagery.  They claim they only hate fundamentalist Islam yet they call themselves crusaders.
Anders Breivik would be proud.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on September 02, 2012, 04:46:11 pm
See Christian fundies like him are good.   ::)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Katsuro on September 03, 2012, 03:47:04 am
Love the templar imagery.  They claim they only hate fundamentalist Islam yet they call themselves crusaders.

Also, weren't the Templars a largley French organisation? Or at least founded by a French man? The sort of people who join the EDL are not known for their love for the French.

Edit: Also worthy of note I feel is that their beloved St George, whose cross is so proudly displayed on that banner as it's the English flag, was from the middle east. He may have been Christian but that still has a certain amount of irony for a racist group who focus their racism on poeople from the middle east.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: myusername on September 03, 2012, 03:15:11 pm
Love the templar imagery.  They claim they only hate fundamentalist Islam yet they call themselves crusaders.
Anders Breivik would be proud.

Yep. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/sep/01/far-right-support-anders-breivik)

Quote from: The Guardian
A number of rightwing British activists have publicly praised mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik – one describing him as a "role model" – since the Norwegian extremist was sentenced.

Members of the English Defence League (EDL) and the National Front have voiced support for the 33-year-old, who was declared sane and convicted by an Oslo court nine days ago after killing 77 people in two attacks last year.

Kickboxer Darren Clifft from Walsall tried to garner support for a petition to free Breivik last week. The 23-year-old National Front supporter, who posts as "Daz MarxistHunter", left a message on Facebook stating: "[Breivik] is truly inspirational. He sacrificed his life so Europe might be free again from the clutches of Islam and cultural Marxism, multiculturalism and political correctness. I see him as my role model, what every European man needs to be in order for Europe to survive."

Another Breivik admirer, Nick Greger – who, along with EDL founder member Paul Ray, runs Order 777, which claims to bring together Christian resistance movements – wrote on Facebook that the Norwegian deserved a medal "for the groundbreaking performance to blow up his Marxist traitor government building".

So yeah, some of them have basically admitted it now.

Breivik on the EDL: (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/20/anders-behring-breivik-edl-trial)

Quote from: The Guardian
[Breivik] told the court that the EDL was fundamentally different from the Knights Templar (KT), the anti-immigration network of "militant nationalists" to which he professes to belong. He said: "The EDL is an anti-violent organisation supporting democracy and [opposing] Sharia and Islamisation and they have nothing to do with KT at all. You cannot even compare them."
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Alehksunos on September 03, 2012, 05:48:00 pm
^ God damn, these people remind me of those far-right cuntjobs from my ventures through much of last.fm.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on September 03, 2012, 06:41:58 pm
(http://markosun.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/barack1.jpg%3Fw%3D1000)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Smurfette Principle on September 03, 2012, 10:00:09 pm
(http://markosun.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/barack1.jpg%3Fw%3D1000)

Well, thank god our presidential candidates are not Muslim or baby murderers, then.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Yla on September 04, 2012, 05:45:03 am
(http://markosun.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/barack1.jpg%3Fw%3D1000)
Ambiguous syntax ftw!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on September 06, 2012, 01:33:35 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/422609_4593048867197_1129327506_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Distind on September 06, 2012, 01:41:32 pm
And remember, if you consider government to be the enemy you can be a prick without any problems. Why fix something when you can just hate it instead.

Not that any of the things in there are really a fix, so much as an impressive amount of white whine simultaneously complaining about paying taxes and taking credit for what's done with them.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on September 06, 2012, 04:46:24 pm
*licks the sign*

*contemplatively smacks his lips*

Yep.  Tastes like bullshit.  Where's the Serious Toothpaste?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on September 06, 2012, 07:43:24 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/422609_4593048867197_1129327506_n.jpg)

Yep. The green isn't emotional at all.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Veras on September 06, 2012, 11:23:10 pm
The fuck?  That statement is factually true, how can you make an emotional appeal against emotional appeals in a statement that isn't an emotional appeal!?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Smurfette Principle on September 08, 2012, 10:30:17 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9zphs1ZQW1rt8sgdo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Saturn500 on September 08, 2012, 10:38:32 pm
That isn't much of a choice if one leads to eternal damnation.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Damen on September 08, 2012, 10:57:45 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9zphs1ZQW1rt8sgdo1_500.jpg)

Ah, an Either/Or Fallacy? Okie dokie.

(http://i48.tinypic.com/23jkf9u.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Vypernight on September 09, 2012, 05:08:54 am
I hope a church didn't make those or someone's about to lose their tax exemption status.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Quasirodent on September 09, 2012, 11:06:21 am
It's still working for me. Anybody got any ideas as to what in Smeg's name is happening and how I can punch the problem in the face?

Eidt: I'll try posting it from a different source:

(http://img.metro.co.uk/i/pix/2012/09/01/article-1346511632090-14C93DB8000005DC-642545_466x310.jpg)

Y'know, honestly, I can't disagree with their main statement: No to Sharia Law/Islamic Extremism.
If there were any chance in hell the Brits might find themselves being forced to adopt Sharia Law, the first one might be an issue.  But it's not.
As for the second one: Fundamentalist or Extremist religious doctrine of any kind of harmful and needs to be disposed of.  Muslim fundamentalists seem to be rich in crazy and violent, even compared to other religions' fundies.
Now if only those two points were their only message.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on September 09, 2012, 08:00:42 pm
It's still working for me. Anybody got any ideas as to what in Smeg's name is happening and how I can punch the problem in the face?

Eidt: I'll try posting it from a different source:

(http://img.metro.co.uk/i/pix/2012/09/01/article-1346511632090-14C93DB8000005DC-642545_466x310.jpg)

Y'know, honestly, I can't disagree with their main statement: No to Sharia Law/Islamic Extremism.

Indeed, and if that was their actual stance, we wouldn't have a problem with this.

However, their policy to counter Sharia Law/Islamic Extremism is essentially "deport every single Muslim (and for that matter, anyone who's not a native Brit) ever back to Iran because they ALL want Sharia Law and they're ALL extremists."
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MaybeNever on September 09, 2012, 08:35:40 pm
It's still working for me. Anybody got any ideas as to what in Smeg's name is happening and how I can punch the problem in the face?

Eidt: I'll try posting it from a different source:

(http://img.metro.co.uk/i/pix/2012/09/01/article-1346511632090-14C93DB8000005DC-642545_466x310.jpg)

Y'know, honestly, I can't disagree with their main statement: No to Sharia Law/Islamic Extremism.

Indeed, and if that was their actual stance, we wouldn't have a problem with this.

However, their policy to counter Sharia Law/Islamic Extremism is essentially "deport every single Muslim (and for that matter, anyone who's not a native Brit) ever back to Iran because they ALL want Sharia Law and they're ALL extremists."

Also their policy to look like 11-year-olds by using "u" instead of "you". Way to win me over, guys!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kristine on September 09, 2012, 08:44:36 pm
(http://ti.org/HealthCareBanner4.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on September 09, 2012, 08:47:53 pm
I've heard of people getting deathly ill, needing health care that their job provides them, getting fired from their job because of being deathly ill, and so being unable to get the health care.

Not to mention, most of everybody's lives are being entrusted to organizations (health insurance corporations) whose best interest is making sure you DON'T get covered for health care.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Patches on September 09, 2012, 09:30:25 pm
(http://ti.org/HealthCareBanner4.jpg)

Conservatism: I love my country but don't you DARE make me take care of it.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Veras on September 09, 2012, 09:38:41 pm
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/539122_4558299676752_422391221_n.jpg)

I can't even decide what I hate most about this one.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Undecided on September 09, 2012, 09:47:51 pm
(http://ti.org/HealthCareBanner4.jpg)
I await the fanfic in which the Doctor brings the Framers a half century into the future and across the pond to warn them of the nefarious Socialist menace.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on September 09, 2012, 09:50:22 pm
Somehow, welfare got capitalised.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on September 09, 2012, 09:58:58 pm
Oh no, you guys!  People might get healthy!  And we all know how angry that makes God.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: VirtualStranger on September 09, 2012, 10:11:07 pm
Why do these people treat hard labor as the end-all, be-all, ultimate goal of life?

Work is merely a means to an end, not the end in itself. If it's possible to decrease the workload without affecting production output, why is that a bad thing? Instead, they seem completely opposed to the idea of reducing the workload on the average citizen because somehow, working your fucking ass off every moment of your life is considered "noble".
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on September 09, 2012, 10:18:17 pm
(http://ti.org/HealthCareBanner4.jpg)

Art 1. Sec 8. Of US Constitution
Quote

The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

Oops.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on September 09, 2012, 10:20:54 pm
Why do these people treat hard labor as the end-all, be-all, ultimate goal of life?

Work is merely a means to an end, not the end in itself. If it's possible to decrease the workload without affecting production output, why is that a bad thing? Instead, they seem completely opposed to the idea of reducing the workload on the average citizen because somehow, working your fucking ass off every moment of your life is considered "noble".
I've noticed that.  Amongst a lot of people around here, it's almost like a badge of honor the more hours you have to work.  "Oh yeah, well *I* worked 80 hours this week.  Take that, pussy, with your 40 hours... pfft."

LOL at the use of the big bad scary word "SOCIALISM".

I know I'm probably a minority in America... particularly in predominantly Conservative areas, but I'd rather work to live; not live to work.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on September 09, 2012, 10:44:56 pm
It looks as if they don't understand the concept of welfare as a social safety net to be there in case you fall on your ass, after all falling down is a part of life. Fine, assholes like that don't deserve to have anything, I really wish we can just ship those fuckwits to some remote island or something.

Also as to the healthcare one, I don't think it's a right per say, but it is a fucking necessity nowadays, and I'm in support of a system like what they have in Germany.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on September 09, 2012, 11:08:49 pm
It looks as if they don't understand the concept of welfare as a social safety net to be there in case you fall on your ass, after all falling down is a part of life. Fine, assholes like that don't deserve to have anything, I really wish we can just ship those fuckwits to some remote island or something.

Why ship them when they're perfectly willing to go on their own?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/dougbandow/2012/07/30/getting-around-big-government-the-seastead-revolution-begins-to-take-shape/
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: starseeker on September 10, 2012, 07:51:34 am
It looks as if they don't understand the concept of welfare as a social safety net to be there in case you fall on your ass, after all falling down is a part of life. Fine, assholes like that don't deserve to have anything, I really wish we can just ship those fuckwits to some remote island or something.

Why ship them when they're perfectly willing to go on their own?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/dougbandow/2012/07/30/getting-around-big-government-the-seastead-revolution-begins-to-take-shape/
AKA let's re-enact Bioshock
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on September 10, 2012, 09:00:08 am
Doug Bandow is an asshole.  Yes let's reenact Rapture.  I can't wait to see all those rich fat imbeciles realize that you need grunts.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: TheL on September 10, 2012, 08:18:59 pm
It looks as if they don't understand the concept of welfare as a social safety net to be there in case you fall on your ass, after all falling down is a part of life. Fine, assholes like that don't deserve to have anything, I really wish we can just ship those fuckwits to some remote island or something.

Why ship them when they're perfectly willing to go on their own?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/dougbandow/2012/07/30/getting-around-big-government-the-seastead-revolution-begins-to-take-shape/
AKA let's re-enact Bioshock

Ooh, does this mean I could have my own Big Daddy? :3
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on September 10, 2012, 09:08:44 pm
It looks as if they don't understand the concept of welfare as a social safety net to be there in case you fall on your ass, after all falling down is a part of life. Fine, assholes like that don't deserve to have anything, I really wish we can just ship those fuckwits to some remote island or something.

Why ship them when they're perfectly willing to go on their own?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/dougbandow/2012/07/30/getting-around-big-government-the-seastead-revolution-begins-to-take-shape/
AKA let's re-enact Bioshock

Ooh, does this mean I could have my own Big Daddy? :3

No, you're too old. But here's some slug plasmid.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on September 11, 2012, 10:57:47 am


I can't even decide what I hate most about this one.

Am I the only one who hates it when people use the phrase "I'm depressed" when they're just upset?

Also:
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ma3m8rKDn11rt8sgdo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on September 11, 2012, 05:51:39 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/527202_418309328233993_1090474889_n.jpg)

LOL, the tea party is so full of shit.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on September 13, 2012, 07:53:28 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ma5mm9iYBe1rfbtioo1_500.jpg)
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ma5mm9iYBe1rfbtioo2_500.jpg)

From the Republican party of Eric County. For all those gay bitches voting for Romney.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on September 13, 2012, 07:58:01 pm
I am turned on.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: davedan on September 13, 2012, 08:08:30 pm
Wow it's like they live in a completly perspex closet.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on September 13, 2012, 08:10:31 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ma5mm9iYBe1rfbtioo1_500.jpg)
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ma5mm9iYBe1rfbtioo2_500.jpg)

From the Republican party of Eric County. For all those gay bitches voting for Romney.

Those guys know good gay black-and-whites when they seem 'em, don't they?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Random Dinosaur on September 14, 2012, 10:49:19 am
...Wow. That's actually pretty hot.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kain on September 14, 2012, 01:11:28 pm
...Wow. That's actually pretty hot.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on September 14, 2012, 02:13:50 pm
...Wow. That's actually pretty hot.

I'm sure the person who made that thinks so too.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on September 16, 2012, 07:37:37 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/s480x480/222016_526150614078257_1958396685_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on September 16, 2012, 08:25:32 pm
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ABUXVq0NSVY/TUXB1VibN_I/AAAAAAAAB18/xr6R2DU7ShE/s400/Holy+Wall+of+Text.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Sigma on September 17, 2012, 06:02:51 am
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/s480x480/222016_526150614078257_1958396685_n.jpg)

"LOVE NOT HATE" indeed...
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on September 17, 2012, 12:52:41 pm
Whatta buncha wargarble.

Quote from: Sigma
"LOVE NOT HATE" indeed...

Yeah I immediately thought the same thing when I came to that line too.   

Crazy.

Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Alehksunos on September 17, 2012, 09:02:38 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/s480x480/222016_526150614078257_1958396685_n.jpg)

June is National Satan Month too? Great! Next year I'm going to bow down to my sweet Satan... in a circle of colored candles.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on September 17, 2012, 09:52:50 pm
My aunt does that too.  June 6.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on September 18, 2012, 08:07:54 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mak66gCO6w1r0j6p2o1_400.png)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on September 18, 2012, 08:49:04 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mak66gCO6w1r0j6p2o1_400.png)

Now that's appropriation ;D
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on September 19, 2012, 04:28:02 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mak66gCO6w1r0j6p2o1_400.png)

Now that's appropriation ;D

There's more appropriation where that came from.

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_makl5gH56O1qftw3wo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on September 19, 2012, 05:49:56 pm
I don't get it.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on September 19, 2012, 05:53:54 pm
They're trying to be funny about a topic they claim is serious by being racist.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on September 20, 2012, 02:20:46 am
I don't get it.

They're equating genocide of the natives and lynching of black people to abortion and blaming black and native people for the higher levels of abortion in their community.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on September 20, 2012, 02:36:40 am
Whatever it is, as a person with Cherokee ancestry it pisses me off.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on September 21, 2012, 01:08:07 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/s480x480/483324_319192138179248_712725900_n.jpg)

Classy, real classy...
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: KZN02 on September 21, 2012, 04:48:09 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/s480x480/483324_319192138179248_712725900_n.jpg)

Classy, real classy...
Can't tell if trolling or really stupid.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on September 21, 2012, 05:04:31 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/s480x480/262887_223916561069361_973771918_n.jpg)

Fine, ok, can we have Bernie Sanders or Jill Stein...something tells me, you'll be even more pissed, if they were in office.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on September 21, 2012, 07:21:28 pm
What's AFP?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Veras on September 21, 2012, 07:25:02 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/s480x480/262887_223916561069361_973771918_n.jpg)

Fine, ok, can we have Bernie Sanders or Jill Stein...something tells me, you'll be even more pissed, if they were in office.

Of course they'd be pissed.

Jill Stein is a woman and Bernie Sanders is Jewish.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on September 21, 2012, 08:26:25 pm
What's AFP?

Might be these (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americans_for_Prosperity) guys.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on September 21, 2012, 08:26:58 pm
AFP is Americans for Prosperity (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americans_for_Prosperity), better know as a bunch of Koch sucking teabaggers.
 
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kristine on September 22, 2012, 07:18:35 pm
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/247748_285090501594826_457320050_n.jpg)
Identifying as a true Christian too - wow
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Saturn500 on September 22, 2012, 07:27:20 pm
"If I were there, I would punch that douchenozzle in the face. Repeatedly."
                                       -Me on the whole thread, but especially that last picture.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on September 22, 2012, 07:53:33 pm
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/247748_285090501594826_457320050_n.jpg)
Identifying as a true Christian too - wow


I can just tell that this guy must be really popular with the ladies.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Damen on September 22, 2012, 08:15:03 pm
-dumb pic snip-
Identifying as a true Christian too - wow


I can just tell that this guy must be really popular with the ladies.

...

*squints*

That's a guy?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on September 22, 2012, 08:26:53 pm
Logical elimination.

He's not in the kitchen, so by his own logic, he's a guy ;D

(Seriously, I had to look a few times myself)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Canadian Mojo on September 23, 2012, 12:14:41 am
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/247748_285090501594826_457320050_n.jpg)
Identifying as a true Christian too - wow
I bet the back of his sign says "I need women to be obedient little doormats or I'll never get one."

He had better get back home to his basement because if his mom finds out what he's been up to he's going to get a very stern lecture (worse then the one when she figured out how all the viruses on the computer and Vaseline on the mouse and keyboard were related) and no dessert for a week.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: KZN02 on September 23, 2012, 02:04:11 am
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/408338_10151063381749205_779527230_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on September 23, 2012, 02:18:52 am
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/408338_10151063381749205_779527230_n.jpg)

BAHAHAHAHA! XD
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on September 23, 2012, 02:58:38 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mapo1lsgwn1rt8sgdo1_500.jpg)

Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MadCatTLX on September 23, 2012, 10:02:18 pm
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LgANDy7HimY/TpuJXfqFXVI/AAAAAAAAAik/g65H1cQBYjc/s1600/we-are-the-53pct.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Canadian Mojo on September 23, 2012, 11:01:36 pm
I call bullshit on her actually paying income tax while in school.

Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on September 23, 2012, 11:05:14 pm
If she really is earning that much money, she's extremely lucky. Perhaps she could be happy about it, instead of complaining about poor people existing.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Mechtaur on September 23, 2012, 11:07:32 pm
I wouldn't be surprised if the three jobs she is referring to are either work studies or three little 2-3 hour shifts.

Of course, this is assuming she is telling the truth and not exaggerating.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: JohnE on September 23, 2012, 11:52:05 pm
And good luck getting a job with a fine arts degree once you graduate.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on September 24, 2012, 12:01:52 am
Honours college and misuse of equivalence? Standards, they are slipping.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: erictheblue on September 24, 2012, 06:44:19 am
I call bullshit on her actually paying income tax while in school.

If she is working a job for pay, the employer is withholding taxes. Of course, if her income is low enough, she will get it all back as a tax refund. So she may think she is paying taxes, when in reality, she is not.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Canadian Mojo on September 24, 2012, 11:05:41 am
I call bullshit on her actually paying income tax while in school.

If she is working a job for pay, the employer is withholding taxes. Of course, if her income is low enough, she will get it all back as a tax refund. So she may think she is paying taxes, when in reality, she is not.

That's actually what I meant although it was based on the assumption that your tax code is actually progressive enough to offer tax breaks and credits to students.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Bezron on September 24, 2012, 11:11:23 am
I call bullshit on her actually paying income tax while in school.

If she is working a job for pay, the employer is withholding taxes. Of course, if her income is low enough, she will get it all back as a tax refund. So she may think she is paying taxes, when in reality, she is not.

Which is exactly why a good chunk of the 47% she is being an elitist about doesn't pay taxes either....
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Distind on September 24, 2012, 11:12:18 am
That's actually what I meant although it was based on the assumption that your tax code is actually progressive enough to offer tax breaks and credits to students.
You get breaks on your college loan interest, that you paid.

I can't think of any others off the top of my head beyond the earned income credit which is rather recent. She could well be paying a higher tax percentage than Romney.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Canadian Mojo on September 24, 2012, 12:30:29 pm
That's actually what I meant although it was based on the assumption that your tax code is actually progressive enough to offer tax breaks and credits to students.
You get breaks on your college loan interest, that you paid.

I can't think of any others off the top of my head beyond the earned income credit which is rather recent. She could well be paying a higher tax percentage than Romney.
A hastily Googled link for comparison:some breaks for Canadian students (http://knolt.com/tax-tips-for-students/)

We also don't get taxed (federally) on the first $10500 we make.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: erictheblue on September 24, 2012, 07:51:29 pm
That's actually what I meant although it was based on the assumption that your tax code is actually progressive enough to offer tax breaks and credits to students.

There actually is a tax credit for students. I never got to take it because my income while in school amounted to about $12/year. IIRC, the credit is $3000 or $4000.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: DiscoBerry on September 26, 2012, 11:07:29 pm
Blaaaaaaaaaaah
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on September 26, 2012, 11:40:51 pm
I think the sign needs to be fixed a bit.

"It is wrong to tax a working person almost to the breaking point, and then give it to the person who makes all of his profit off of the working person without having to work himself."
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Veras on September 28, 2012, 01:11:00 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/p6OiJ.png)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Mechtaur on September 28, 2012, 02:58:30 pm
(http://library.cqpress.com.proxy2.ulib.iupui.edu/cqresearcher/file.php?path=/images/CQ_Researcher/r20120921-cover.jpg)

Authentication needed?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Veras on September 28, 2012, 03:12:50 pm
If you're asking if it's real--I found it in an article about the Affordable Care Act in the CQ Reseacher.  It was an anti-ACA protester outside of the Supreme Court building on the day that the SCOTUS handed down their ruling.

It's real.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: VirtualStranger on September 28, 2012, 03:18:25 pm
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LgANDy7HimY/TpuJXfqFXVI/AAAAAAAAAik/g65H1cQBYjc/s1600/we-are-the-53pct.jpg)

"Yeah, fuck those retired seniors and military veterans and poor people working three jobs! How dare those lazy shits steal from the real hard-working Americans like me."
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Mechtaur on September 28, 2012, 03:20:40 pm
If you're asking if it's real--I found it in an article about the Affordable Care Act in the CQ Reseacher.  It was an anti-ACA protester outside of the Supreme Court building on the day that the SCOTUS handed down their ruling.

It's real.

No, I meant as in it keeps asking for authentication before I can enter.


EDIT: Aw, working now.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: gyeonghwa on September 28, 2012, 03:21:34 pm
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LgANDy7HimY/TpuJXfqFXVI/AAAAAAAAAik/g65H1cQBYjc/s1600/we-are-the-53pct.jpg)

"Yeah, fuck those retired seniors and military veterans and poor people working three jobs! How dare those lazy shits steal from the real hard-working Americans like me."

That 53% quote isn't even accurate. 81% of the country pays it's taxes.

edit to add relevant info graphic:

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_malw0h2V1G1qiin6uo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Veras on September 28, 2012, 03:24:38 pm
If you're asking if it's real--I found it in an article about the Affordable Care Act in the CQ Reseacher.  It was an anti-ACA protester outside of the Supreme Court building on the day that the SCOTUS handed down their ruling.

It's real.

No, I meant as in it keeps asking for authentication before I can enter.

Ah, that's probably because I linked it directly from the CQ page, which requires a login.

I moved the image to imgur.  Is it working now?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on September 28, 2012, 06:23:46 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/305008_497012486976374_476958236_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MrsYoungie on September 28, 2012, 09:32:29 pm
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LgANDy7HimY/TpuJXfqFXVI/AAAAAAAAAik/g65H1cQBYjc/s1600/we-are-the-53pct.jpg)

"Yeah, fuck those retired seniors and military veterans and poor people working three jobs! How dare those lazy shits steal from the real hard-working Americans like me."
And she's taking Fine Arts?  She'd better get ready to unemployed.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Veras on September 28, 2012, 10:50:41 pm
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LgANDy7HimY/TpuJXfqFXVI/AAAAAAAAAik/g65H1cQBYjc/s1600/we-are-the-53pct.jpg)

"Yeah, fuck those retired seniors and military veterans and poor people working three jobs! How dare those lazy shits steal from the real hard-working Americans like me."
And she's taking Fine Arts?  She'd better get ready to unemployed.

Unless she's going for an MRS degree.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on September 29, 2012, 09:14:15 pm
What does MRS stand for?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: erictheblue on September 29, 2012, 10:39:04 pm
What does MRS stand for?

Mrs.

As in, she's only looking for a husband
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on September 30, 2012, 09:43:33 am
Nothing wrong with a fine arts degree.  Still an asshole though
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: DiscoBerry on September 30, 2012, 09:56:28 am
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/305008_497012486976374_476958236_n.jpg)

AMC was sold to the RED Chinese. 
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on September 30, 2012, 10:14:13 am
Also yes Romney invested in Toys r Us but also in KB Toys which closed down.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on September 30, 2012, 03:47:48 pm
So...Romney invested in already-established companies, and Obama took chances that ultimately didn't pan out.

Least Obama knows how to takes risks, and invests in something with a bit more use than fucking Burger King.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on September 30, 2012, 04:52:09 pm
So...Romney invested in already-established companies, and Obama took chances that ultimately didn't pan out.

Least Obama knows how to takes risks, and invests in something with a bit more use than fucking Burger King.
In romney's defense staples was having a lot of issues
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Alehksunos on September 30, 2012, 06:01:22 pm
Now it's my turn to explain why that image is stupid.

* I'm not sure what Bill Hicks would say about Barack Obama if he is still alive to this day, but what I do know is that the things he would say about Mitt Romney, his policies and Bain Capital would certainly not be very pretty.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Veras on September 30, 2012, 08:38:26 pm
So...Romney invested in already-established companies, and Obama took chances that ultimately didn't pan out.

Least Obama knows how to takes risks, and invests in something with a bit more use than fucking Burger King.
In romney's defense staples was having a lot of issues

Bain nearly ran Domino's into the ground, until they brought the founder back to save it.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on September 30, 2012, 08:45:47 pm
Did anyone ever say why Solyndra failed? Solyndra was a hedge against the conservative-predicted lack of promise in conventional solar power. The hedge failed: solar panels have halved in cost every year for the last ten. So their alternative model because commercially unviable.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on September 30, 2012, 09:18:19 pm
So...Romney invested in already-established companies, and Obama took chances that ultimately didn't pan out.

Least Obama knows how to takes risks, and invests in something with a bit more use than fucking Burger King.
In romney's defense staples was having a lot of issues

Bain nearly ran Domino's into the ground, until they brought the founder back to save it.
Wish they did (that was the Pizza my HS used)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: MrsYoungie on October 01, 2012, 04:44:37 pm
Nothing wrong with a fine arts degree.  Still an asshole though
Agreed.  However, I know one person who turned a fine arts degree into big bucks.  Became an art appraiser for a major art dealer.
One.
Most fine arts students are not in it for the money.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on October 01, 2012, 09:57:47 pm
(http://www.zephoria.org/images/blog/2012/09/RacistSubwaySign.jpeg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on October 01, 2012, 10:28:49 pm
(http://www.zephoria.org/images/blog/2012/09/RacistSubwaySign.jpeg)

The savage?

The savage!?

Excuse me, allow me to call on what little Native American blood I have for my utter indignation.  Actually, no, better idea, allow me to call upon my basic human empathy which you seem to utterly lack you insignificant shite!

Who are you to decide who is "The Savage"?  Do you even have the slightest inkling of what is going on in this situation?

The only "savages" here are bigoted numbskulls like you!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Alehksunos on October 02, 2012, 02:05:34 am
Not this Islamophobic black and white morality balderdash again... *sigh*
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: VirtualStranger on October 02, 2012, 02:14:15 am
http://www.zephoria.org/images/blog/2012/09/RacistSubwaySign.jpeg (http://www.zephoria.org/images/blog/2012/09/RacistSubwaySign.jpeg)

These ads are already getting defaced.

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/09/25/903431/pam-geller-new-york-ads-racist/?mobile=nc
http://mondoweiss.net/2012/09/subway-ad-gets-a-make-over-revealing-its-true-character.html

Quote
For what it’s worth, Pam Geller’s group originally won the right to post 10 of the “savages” posters around New York City. As of this writing, all 10 have been torn, defaced or completely taken down.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Damen on October 02, 2012, 02:27:06 am
http://www.zephoria.org/images/blog/2012/09/RacistSubwaySign.jpeg (http://www.zephoria.org/images/blog/2012/09/RacistSubwaySign.jpeg)

These ads are already getting defaced.

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/09/25/903431/pam-geller-new-york-ads-racist/?mobile=nc
http://mondoweiss.net/2012/09/subway-ad-gets-a-make-over-revealing-its-true-character.html

Quote
For what it’s worth, Pam Geller’s group originally won the right to post 10 of the “savages” posters around New York City. As of this writing, all 10 have been torn, defaced or completely taken down.

I find this to be an interesting First Amendment study, really. On the one hand, it is the right of the douche bags to say stupid shit and thereby put up those posters. However, I also find the defacement (sans the tearing them down) to also be a matter of First Amendment rights. The Racist and Hate Speech stickers they're sticking on them strike me as responses to this stupidity. And while I think they have a right to spout their stupidity in the form of putting up these signs, I don't think they should be shielded from the consequences of their stupidity.

The right to free speech allows the douche bags to say what they want but it also allows everyone else to point and call them douche bags.

My take on this, anyway. Don't read much into it, I am very sleepy.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on October 02, 2012, 04:24:00 am
Considering I consider the signs to be a defacement of basic human dignity, I think it's understandable that I consider the defacement of defacement to be perfectly fine.

...Nah, nothing as pretentious as that.  It's good ol' fashioned schadenfreude, and I shall enjoy every second of that.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: rookie on October 02, 2012, 10:09:18 am

I find this to be an interesting First Amendment study, really. On the one hand, it is the right of the douche bags to say stupid shit and thereby put up those posters. However, I also find the defacement (sans the tearing them down) to also be a matter of First Amendment rights. The Racist and Hate Speech stickers they're sticking on them strike me as responses to this stupidity. And while I think they have a right to spout their stupidity in the form of putting up these signs, I don't think they should be shielded from the consequences of their stupidity.

The right to free speech allows the douche bags to say what they want but it also allows everyone else to point and call them douche bags.

My take on this, anyway. Don't read much into it, I am very sleepy.

It's a beautiful thing, isn't it?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on October 02, 2012, 10:27:33 am
For clairification the racist stickers they say are bad cause they didnt get a permit
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on October 02, 2012, 03:59:00 pm
Is it just me, or is anyone else using Firefox getting a "THIS IS AN ATTACK PAGE" warning when they try to go to ThinkProgress?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Sleepy on October 02, 2012, 04:03:52 pm
Is it just me, or is anyone else using Firefox getting a "THIS IS AN ATTACK PAGE" warning when they try to go to ThinkProgress?

I get the same thing. "Of the 3233 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 11 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent."
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on October 02, 2012, 07:50:19 pm
Ok, I didn't get a chance to take any pictures(I was on my way to work), but the Democratic nominee for the congressional district I live in held a press conference, and there were a few anti-choice idiots protesting. One sign read: Stop Obama's war on Catholicism.
Hey asshat, what about Catholicism's war on women?? Stop throwing a hissy fit over that your insurance companies have to provide birth control coverage for women who choose to use it. What part of it will prevent abortions don't you fucking understand?? Also what part does not everyone who uses birth control uses it for sex, some women have lady parts that don't function that well?? Don't cry about religious liberty, when you're not respecting the liberty of others in what they do in private, liberty is a two way street, honey. Yet another reason why religion has no fucking place in the medical field.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ironbite on October 02, 2012, 08:17:16 pm
Re the Savages poster

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0vJkw4sfP4
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on October 03, 2012, 05:17:43 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbc3wlfjxS1qkrk1mo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on October 03, 2012, 07:33:00 pm
Alas, I'm not white.  I'm sort of a pale pinkishtanbeige color.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on October 03, 2012, 08:33:44 pm
I'm as pale as a vampire and I don't think I'm "white" enough for these people XD
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on October 07, 2012, 10:50:36 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/487602_443039439095467_207634684_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: JohnE on October 08, 2012, 12:36:28 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbc3wlfjxS1qkrk1mo1_500.jpg)
Thing is, I already embrace my heritage. I just do it without being an ass.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Alehksunos on October 08, 2012, 12:52:06 am
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbc3wlfjxS1qkrk1mo1_500.jpg (http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbc3wlfjxS1qkrk1mo1_500.jpg)
Thing is, I already embrace my heritage. I just do it without being an ass.
Ditto.

And I should also mention that being part Cherokee... oh yeah. Of course I would be subject to No True Scotsman attacks by such people because I have one "Exotic" ethnicity in my heritage. Racist assholes.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on October 08, 2012, 01:09:33 am
I wonder how many of those supremists have a truly white heritage.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: JohnE on October 08, 2012, 01:25:20 am
And how many of them actually KNOW anything about their European heritage?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: TheL on October 08, 2012, 06:50:32 pm
I wonder how many of those supremists have a truly white heritage.

Especially considering that after 3 generations with no further race mixing, it becomes impossible to tell that one of your ancestors was of a different skin tone.  Even if they were jet-black and the rest of your family was lily-white.

That's right, racists, your great-great-grandma could be black and you'd never know.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on October 08, 2012, 08:20:47 pm
My great great grandma on my mother's side was an injun.  Hey ya hey ya hey. 

*Scalps the L*

*Opens a casino*

*Does other various stereotypical things*
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Vypernight on October 10, 2012, 04:33:11 am
(http://www.zephoria.org/images/blog/2012/09/RacistSubwaySign.jpeg)

As far as I'm concerned, they're all civilized, but they're also all stupid.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cerim Treascair on October 10, 2012, 09:14:01 pm
(http://www.zephoria.org/images/blog/2012/09/RacistSubwaySign.jpeg)

As far as I'm concerned, they're all civilized, but they're also all stupid.

And Ayn Rand-worshipping assholes can fuck all kinds of off.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on October 10, 2012, 09:32:10 pm
(http://www.zephoria.org/images/blog/2012/09/RacistSubwaySign.jpeg)

For instance, we should support the 'civilised' Germany against the 'savage' Hottentots?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on October 12, 2012, 09:26:16 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/430417_166838296788457_686273058_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on October 12, 2012, 09:43:19 pm
That better not be an official shirt
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Her3tiK on October 12, 2012, 11:12:14 pm
That better not be an official shirt
Why not? Makes it easier to tell who the racist supporters are.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on October 12, 2012, 11:33:57 pm
No i mean as in the romney campaign produced the shirt so they actively promote racism
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on October 13, 2012, 12:07:31 am
I think some random asshat made, and it's not official, but it still proves how much they can be douches.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Her3tiK on October 13, 2012, 12:12:57 am
No i mean as in the romney campaign produced the shirt so they actively promote racism
That's what I mean. Wouldn't surprise me at all.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Rabbit of Caerbannog on October 13, 2012, 01:09:30 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/430417_166838296788457_686273058_n.jpg)
Oh my, I was just about to post that. At the very least I hope Obama wins just to see the reaction of people like this.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on October 13, 2012, 03:29:42 pm
...wait, is that a Skinhead?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on October 13, 2012, 06:28:19 pm
...wait, is that a Skinhead?

Yeah, looks like the racist kind. From what I understand, you can tell apart the racist skinheads from the non-racist skinheads by their shoelaces and boot brands. I'm just basing this assessment off of the revolting nonsense on his shirt.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Rabbit of Caerbannog on October 16, 2012, 12:05:25 am
(http://www.dallasvoice.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Obama-sign-copy.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on October 16, 2012, 12:08:55 am
Your signature works far too well with that.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Rabbit of Caerbannog on October 16, 2012, 12:31:27 am
Your signature works far too well with that.
It really does, doesn't it?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Mechtaur on October 16, 2012, 01:48:41 am
Your signature works far too well with that.
It really does, doesn't it?

It pulled it all together for me.

At first, I didn't even noticed that is was your siggie.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RinellaWasHere on October 16, 2012, 01:11:22 pm
I don't know, I'm not sure the GIF works. To really dance "Romeny Style", you'd need to switch styles every time someone looked at you.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: starseeker on October 16, 2012, 05:22:50 pm
I don't know, I'm not sure the GIF works. To really dance "Romeny Style", you'd need to switch styles every time someone looked at you.

So a quantum dance?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RinellaWasHere on October 16, 2012, 05:49:05 pm
If Romney is talking in the forest and no one is listening, does he still lie?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Rabbit of Caerbannog on October 16, 2012, 06:41:26 pm
(http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx256/Mathew_2010/NOM.png)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kit Walker on October 16, 2012, 11:30:08 pm
....Anyone else notice that he took the time to draw the gay dudes making out?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: JohnE on October 17, 2012, 10:43:45 am
....Anyone else notice that he took the time to draw the gay dudes making out?
And he seems to have put more effort into it than he spent on Adam and Eve.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Veras on October 17, 2012, 11:12:37 am
You know you've drawn a quality cartoon when you have to write "turn over" with an arrow pointing to the edge of the page, like a note written by a 12 year old girl.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on October 21, 2012, 12:43:53 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/534483_358890014198574_1065779371_n.jpg)

This lovely bs came from my uncle's facebook page...
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on October 21, 2012, 02:54:15 pm
Um Obama's sanctions are working as Iran is broke and I lost them already.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Damen on October 21, 2012, 04:10:36 pm
....Anyone else notice that he took the time to draw the gay dudes making out?
And he seems to have put more effort into it than he spent on Adam and Eve.

So I'm not the only one to catch that!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on October 21, 2012, 04:52:33 pm
Um Obama's sanctions are working as Iran is broke and I lost them already.

I never got the whole "Obama is anti-Israel" bs, though the photo originally came  from a pro-Netanyahu page, so take from that what you will.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on October 21, 2012, 05:30:43 pm
That explains it Netanyahu does not want to give up anything
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: chad sexington on October 22, 2012, 10:53:12 pm
I never got the whole "Obama is anti-Israel" bs

Well, he's a Secret Muslim, so of course he's anti-Israel!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: DiscoBerry on October 23, 2012, 08:30:46 am
(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/Or3Ag_zpscc73772e.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on October 23, 2012, 08:39:27 am
Well the only thing he can see is white out the back of his car. 
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on October 23, 2012, 10:53:31 am
He might as well have wrote, "I'm a racist bastard."
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: rookie on October 23, 2012, 12:24:28 pm
He might as well have wrote, "I'm a racist bastard."
That's how I read it. My brain automatically translated those words in that order to mean "Dude's a racist fuckwad. Ignore now."
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Veras on October 23, 2012, 01:44:43 pm
There seem to be police stickers on that car.  This worries me.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: erictheblue on October 23, 2012, 01:57:44 pm
There seem to be police stickers on that car.  This worries me.

I don't think so. Not sure what the multi-colored one is. The yellow circle may be something related to police, but most of those, you don't have to be a cop to have it. The blue and black is leather pride.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Veras on October 23, 2012, 02:04:00 pm
I thought it was a flag in honor of police officers who were killed or wounded in the line of duty:  The police flag of courage (http://motorcyclestuff.wordpress.com/2009/05/28/police-flag-of-courage-thin-blue-line/).  Though, looking at it closer, the blue line seems to be a lot thicker in the one on the car.

(http://motorcyclestuff.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/sp4-thin-blue-line_sm.jpg?w=490)

The gold one looks like a Fraternal Order of Police sticker to me.  Can you get those without being a member?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Sour Grapes on October 23, 2012, 08:58:11 pm
You get them for donating to their charity drive.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Dynamic Dragon on October 24, 2012, 06:03:54 am
There seem to be police stickers on that car.  This worries me.

If it is, then it's probably the type of cop NWA rapped about.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on October 25, 2012, 11:38:10 am
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/69573_415498068506130_805073294_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Damen on October 25, 2012, 12:02:14 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/69573_415498068506130_805073294_n.jpg)

Then what the fuck is the point of marriage, genius?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RinellaWasHere on October 25, 2012, 12:30:14 pm
See, that's willful ignorance of the issue. To say gay people have the same rights of marriage as anyone else, in that they can marry a member of the opposite sex, is the most obvious dodge ever. That's not the issue and I don't think for a second that right-wingers believe it is.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: rookie on October 25, 2012, 12:42:41 pm
It's not, and they don't. But they do want to win the argument. So if they can change the framing, they think they stand a better chance. Remember when it used to be about religious freedom? And then everyone pointed out that as the laws were written, no church can be forced to, they had to change tact.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Saturn500 on October 25, 2012, 05:24:24 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/69573_415498068506130_805073294_n.jpg)

Then what the fuck is the point of marriage, genius?

To make babies. Ideally, 20 of 'em. [/fundie]
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on October 25, 2012, 10:15:22 pm
What was that about the law's majesty and sleeping below bridges again?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on October 25, 2012, 10:43:55 pm
See, that's willful ignorance of the issue. To say gay people have the same rights of marriage as anyone else, in that they can marry a member of the opposite sex, is the most obvious dodge ever. That's not the issue and I don't think for a second that right-wingers believe it is.

Just like how both blacks and whites had the same rights to marry someone of the same race. It's not an "equal rights issue! SRSLY!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on October 25, 2012, 11:13:13 pm
Well, classically, marriage has been more about money than love, anyway.  I mean, there have been examples of marriage for love, there always will be, not tryin to say they ain't.

Considering half of all marriages end in divorce...I fail to see why its so "sacred."  Its another legal agreement, like a contract.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: TheL on October 26, 2012, 07:44:31 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/69573_415498068506130_805073294_n.jpg)

Then what the fuck is the point of marriage, genius?

To make babies. Ideally, 20 of 'em. [/fundie]

"All right but I want lots of kids."
"Me too. 500 of them."
"Yeah.  Babies everywhere!"
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: chad sexington on October 26, 2012, 08:18:35 pm
Then you need Powerthirst! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRuNxHqwazs)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: VirtualStranger on October 26, 2012, 08:21:50 pm
By that logic, in Saudi Arabia, everybody hes equal religious freedom. Everyone is equally free to worship Allah.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: DiscoBerry on October 26, 2012, 09:04:07 pm
(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/enhanced-buzz-9970-1350925275-8.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on October 26, 2012, 09:11:14 pm
I don't get that one. Did he win the Golden Apple Award?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on October 26, 2012, 09:12:21 pm
For "Eduction" apparently.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Undecided on October 26, 2012, 10:22:41 pm
For "Eduction" apparently.
Yes, I educed that from the photo.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on October 29, 2012, 11:30:47 am
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1114_186412648162216_437987067_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Vypernight on October 29, 2012, 11:36:06 am
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1114_186412648162216_437987067_n.jpg)

But vote against marriage for certain people.  Makes sense.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on October 29, 2012, 04:59:31 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/404203_507184409292542_927323917_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Damen on October 29, 2012, 11:02:13 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/404203_507184409292542_927323917_n.jpg)

...I love this.

*edit*

777th post. I am either very lucky or very holy. ;D
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Atheissimo on October 30, 2012, 08:06:58 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1114_186412648162216_437987067_n.jpg)

Except just once when they make it impossible for a proportion of the population, amirite?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Dakota Bob on October 31, 2012, 06:06:14 am
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1114_186412648162216_437987067_n.jpg)

Tastes like irony.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ThunderWulf on October 31, 2012, 10:06:07 am
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/21438_515755358435235_1115688651_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Saturn500 on October 31, 2012, 11:44:19 am
FEEL THE CHRISTIAN LOVE YOU PIECE OF SHIT! FEEL IT! FEEL IT!

Also, are they seriously saying that this person is gay based on no real eviden- oh, right, fundie, of course they're not using any evidence.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Material Defender on October 31, 2012, 01:21:29 pm
Evidence would imply a reasoned debate, not being a fundie.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on October 31, 2012, 06:03:25 pm
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/21438_515755358435235_1115688651_n.jpg)

Is it bad that this made me laugh from how pathetic this display of hostility is?

They took a joke symbol, snapped it in half, and genuinely seemed to think that this would somehow have any real impact.

I think some people forget that the FSM is a joke, lol... and none of them are the FSM's "worshipers"
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on October 31, 2012, 06:21:25 pm
FEEL THE CHRISTIAN LOVE YOU PIECE OF SHIT! FEEL IT! FEEL IT!

Also, are they seriously saying that this person is gay based on no real eviden- oh, right, fundie, of course they're not using any evidence.

They're probably just using that as a neutral insult.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on November 02, 2012, 08:18:54 pm
Context: GOProud and LCR endorsed Mitt Romney

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on November 02, 2012, 08:47:42 pm
(http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/29494878.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Saturn500 on November 02, 2012, 08:50:04 pm
That meme does not work that way!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kit Walker on November 02, 2012, 09:43:57 pm
(http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/29494878.jpg)
(http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/zoidberg-you-should-feel-bad.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on November 03, 2012, 02:27:19 am
AAAAAAAAAA

*dunks head in bucket of cold water*

Okay, feeling better now.

That misuse of a meme is most certainly a dumbest thing.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on November 03, 2012, 08:50:52 am
I'm sorry I thought it would work.  I'm a dumbass
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Quasirodent on November 03, 2012, 10:45:17 am
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/21438_515755358435235_1115688651_n.jpg)

Is it bad that this made me laugh from how pathetic this display of hostility is?

They took a joke symbol, snapped it in half, and genuinely seemed to think that this would somehow have any real impact.

I think some people forget that the FSM is a joke, lol... and none of them are the FSM's "worshipers"

I'm pretty sure they know it's a joke - but they see it as mockery of their Jesus Fish, which it is, and take massive personal offense because their God is an extension of their own ego.  So it pisses them off even more than the idea of people worshiping a different God.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on November 03, 2012, 04:48:46 pm
I'm sorry I thought it would work.  I'm a dumbass

Oh, that was yours?

Damn, now I feel really bad for being so harsh :(
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on November 03, 2012, 05:23:26 pm
it's fine should have photoshopped Scumbag steves hat on GOProud's symbol
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Meshakhad on November 03, 2012, 05:32:49 pm
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/21438_515755358435235_1115688651_n.jpg)

Is it bad that this made me laugh from how pathetic this display of hostility is?

They took a joke symbol, snapped it in half, and genuinely seemed to think that this would somehow have any real impact.

I think some people forget that the FSM is a joke, lol... and none of them are the FSM's "worshipers"

I'm pretty sure they know it's a joke - but they see it as mockery of their Jesus Fish, which it is, and take massive personal offense because their God is an extension of their own ego.  So it pisses them off even more than the idea of people worshiping a different God.

My (Catholic) dad is offended by all the various other fish that seem to be popping up. He sees it as insulting his religion. Fortunately, he's not that offended - he just drew the line at putting a Star Trek fish on his own car.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: DiscoBerry on November 05, 2012, 08:07:21 am
(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/chETi.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on November 05, 2012, 08:20:42 am
Is that one legal?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: FirsthandTuna on November 05, 2012, 08:23:06 am
Is that one legal?

Technically, they're not endorsing any specific politician or bill. So it's legal.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on November 05, 2012, 11:20:06 am
So... vote for the Christian Candidate?  ;)
(click to show/hide)
Or is it one of those "Write in Jesus for President" loons?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: TheL on November 05, 2012, 12:26:12 pm
Or is it one of those "Write in Jesus for President" loons?

I dunno, man.  Jesus gave away free healthcare, told people to pay their taxes, was strongly anti-war and anti-death-penalty, and was strongly in favor of massive, albeit voluntary, redistribution of wealth.

So the Republicans would hate having Jesus as president.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on November 05, 2012, 11:14:38 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_md1sci86aM1qatd49o1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on November 08, 2012, 11:07:46 am
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/63179_369058659844767_942180076_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/76291_359784234115988_209146343_n.png)

Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on November 08, 2012, 03:17:09 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/63179_369058659844767_942180076_n.jpg)

*squints* That looks like it was MSPaint'd.  The "Democrats for Mitt Romney" thing.

What is it covering up?  Nothing?

Quote
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/76291_359784234115988_209146343_n.png)

Oooh!  It's the semantics game again!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Atheissimo on November 08, 2012, 05:41:45 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/76291_359784234115988_209146343_n.png)

Is there anything that's not the fault of men somehow?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on November 08, 2012, 05:54:35 pm
^Pretty much everything since women are just as responsible for this generation.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: worlder on November 08, 2012, 06:07:08 pm
Some one please explain the patriarchy one.

I'm kind of lost at the message and why it is suppose to be asinine.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ScrappyB on November 08, 2012, 06:24:18 pm
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/536516_10151059096566887_230967676_n.jpg)

Probably a franchise and not a company-owned location.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Distind on November 08, 2012, 06:41:36 pm
Some one please explain the patriarchy one.

I'm kind of lost at the message and why it is suppose to be asinine.
It's someone dismissing the bit where patriarchy benefits patriarchs at the cost of everyone else. Though admitedly men get it easier, we've got a shot at becoming a patriarch. Much like a genestealer. Only less claws.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on November 08, 2012, 09:03:02 pm
Re: Flag

There's this guy down the street known for having pretty much every Republican/Tea Party sign possible in his yard.

Since Obama has been elected, he has a flag upside down at half mast.

This is technically illegal since an SOS signal (which an upside down American flag is) when you're not in distress is, well, illegal.  Much like calling 911 as a prank.

However, I'm not going to be the one to report him.  He's an annoyance, but he isn't harming me, and turning someone in for spite is a pretty bad reason to turn someone in.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on November 08, 2012, 09:12:21 pm
Some one please explain the patriarchy one.

I'm kind of lost at the message and why it is suppose to be asinine.
It's someone dismissing the bit where patriarchy benefits patriarchs at the cost of everyone else. Though admitedly men get it easier, we've got a shot at becoming a patriarch. Much like a genestealer. Only less claws.

Everyone has a shot. Men might have an easier shot, but unless they were born into the wealthiest 1%, they have a very slim chance.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Saturn500 on November 08, 2012, 09:26:12 pm
The only way I can think of in which patriarchy hurts men is that it keeps them in a perpetual "spoiled brat" state. And that's only in blatant patriarchy.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on November 08, 2012, 09:31:18 pm
The only way I can think of in which patriarchy hurts men is that it keeps them in a perpetual "spoiled brat" state. And that's only in blatant patriarchy.

I'll be sure to let all of the homosexual, metrosexual, and non-macho men know that they're actually benefitting from a patriarchy in which men are supposed to be straight, macho, and tough.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Kit Walker on November 08, 2012, 09:40:24 pm
The only way I can think of in which patriarchy hurts men is that it keeps them in a perpetual "spoiled brat" state. And that's only in blatant patriarchy.

Our culture has a fairly narrow definition of manliness. If, for any reason, you don't exactly fit that mold, especially when you're a kid...well, it isn't fun. I say this as a straight guy who had no aptitude for sports and enjoyed singing & reading while he was growing up. My favorite childhood insult is "I'd kick you ass, but my foot would get stuck because you take it so much". I didn't even get it at the time (I was ten...then again, so was the dude saying it to me) but in retrospect, it's fucking hilarious in its idiocy.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Saturn500 on November 08, 2012, 09:43:04 pm
The only way I can think of in which patriarchy hurts men is that it keeps them in a perpetual "spoiled brat" state. And that's only in blatant patriarchy.

I'll be sure to let all of the homosexual, metrosexual, and non-macho men know that they're actually benefitting from a patriarchy in which men are supposed to be straight, macho, and tough.

(http://www.smtexas.net/faculty/jackson/CAPPS61011/CAPPS6T2I/Reddy/Webpage/Images/homer-doh-squaregreen.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on November 08, 2012, 10:12:34 pm
The only way I can think of in which patriarchy hurts men is that it keeps them in a perpetual "spoiled brat" state. And that's only in blatant patriarchy.

We don't live in blatant patriarchy.

The only way I can think of in which patriarchy hurts men is that it keeps them in a perpetual "spoiled brat" state. And that's only in blatant patriarchy.

I'll be sure to let all of the homosexual, metrosexual, and non-macho men know that they're actually benefitting from a patriarchy in which men are supposed to be straight, macho, and tough.

Men who are seen as tough are also seen as dangerous especially if they are black or latino
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: worlder on November 08, 2012, 10:17:35 pm
Then we are bringing race into the equation.

For such a thought experiment, I say we "observe" different degrees of patriarchy and all other things being equal.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Saturn500 on November 08, 2012, 10:20:52 pm
The only way I can think of in which patriarchy hurts men is that it keeps them in a perpetual "spoiled brat" state. And that's only in blatant patriarchy.

We don't live in blatant patriarchy.

Correct.

In blatant patriarchy, you'd be forgiven for thinking you've stepped into Stepford.

Of course, as Zachski pointed out, I somehow managed to forget about men who aren't "straight, macho, and tough", despite only being the first one of those, so I guess today may just be an off day for my brain.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on November 08, 2012, 11:14:35 pm
No ill feeling meant by the sarcasm, by the way :D

Hell, sometimes it slips past my mind.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Yla on November 09, 2012, 09:01:13 am
There are also certain societal mores, like "being gentlemanly", that disfavor men. And let me bring up the child custody issue.
It is debatable whether these are an inherent aspect of patriarchy or a compensation element built into our society.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on November 09, 2012, 09:22:01 am
Patriarchal as those are an effect of gender roles assigned by men
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ScrappyB on November 10, 2012, 02:03:57 pm
Not sure if this one has been posted before since I haven't read through the entire thread, but enjoy:

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a126/Arklier/TeaTard1.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ironbite on November 10, 2012, 03:07:58 pm
The King bumper sticker is amazing.

Ironbite-but he's not racist right?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on November 10, 2012, 03:45:33 pm
I just realized the guy cant see out the back.  Stay away from him in parking lots
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: FirsthandTuna on November 10, 2012, 06:50:28 pm
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-M5giqwTdLEI/UJ0DwGOru5I/AAAAAAAB95g/XKwEH3tVK8g/s400/assassin.jpg)

There isn't anything not wrong with this. Is this even ok to post here?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on November 10, 2012, 07:03:28 pm
Um I'm surprised teh secret service hadnt vistied that guy that's illegal
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ScrappyB on November 10, 2012, 07:22:38 pm
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-M5giqwTdLEI/UJ0DwGOru5I/AAAAAAAB95g/XKwEH3tVK8g/s400/assassin.jpg)

There isn't anything not wrong with this. Is this even ok to post here?

This must be one of those Christians who follow Republican Jesus.

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lw3lnpv7AL1r4hkgho1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Material Defender on November 10, 2012, 11:13:56 pm
Shouldn't Republican Jesus go in the Best political cartoons?

There are also certain societal mores, like "being gentlemanly", that disfavor men. And let me bring up the child custody issue.
It is debatable whether these are an inherent aspect of patriarchy or a compensation element built into our society.

I dunno. Just basically anything associated with the patriarchy I despise. I'm straight gay, but even for those who somewhat conform to the roles laid out to the patriarchy suffer psychological damage and distance from their partners. It's really... just. Urgh.

I dunno, having to conform to gender roles laid out by a society that clearly has no idea what it was doing is just dumb.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ScrappyB on November 10, 2012, 11:23:28 pm
Shouldn't Republican Jesus go in the Best political cartoons?

I kind of waffled on whether I should link the Republican Jesus cartoon or not, but finally decided to put it here for illustration purposes.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Veras on November 11, 2012, 10:32:25 am
Shouldn't Republican Jesus go in the Best political cartoons?

I kind of waffled on whether I should link the Republican Jesus cartoon or not, but finally decided to put it here for illustration purposes.

Shouldn't the post about waffles go in Eat Anything Delicious Today?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: DrFishcake on November 11, 2012, 01:39:45 pm
Um I'm surprised teh secret service hadnt vistied that guy that's illegal

Probably a backlog.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on November 12, 2012, 06:34:26 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/536389_491112997578072_1107245688_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Saturn500 on November 12, 2012, 07:04:52 pm
Gee, it's pretty hard to tell how this person feels about Obama.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on November 12, 2012, 08:36:46 pm
Is it bad that the most notable thing about that picture for me is that he actually kept his rear window mostly unblocked?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Yumeji on November 13, 2012, 12:01:32 am
Wow... all those bumper stickers... just wow...
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on November 13, 2012, 12:51:36 am
Is it bad that the most notable thing about that picture for me is that he actually kept his rear window mostly unblocked?

At least he's a douchebag who isn't breaking the rearview visibility law.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Dakota Bob on November 13, 2012, 03:02:05 am
All that money spent on bumper-stickers could have been spent so much better. Now he has a constant reminder of Obama's victory.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on November 13, 2012, 04:29:59 am
All that money spent on bumper-stickers could have been spent so much better. Now he has a constant reminder of Obama's victory.

Which probably feeds into the martyr complex I can assume he has.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on November 13, 2012, 03:14:41 pm
Are you really so insecure in your beliefs that you need to plaster them all over your car?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on November 13, 2012, 03:15:33 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdducquoZO1r76j99o1_400.jpg)

Can someone explain this?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Her3tiK on November 13, 2012, 03:44:42 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdducquoZO1r76j99o1_400.jpg)

Can someone explain this?
That email address was established as a way for citizens to report "False" information about government programs and policies directly to the government, ideally as a way to counter death panel propaganda and the like. Naturally, the conspiracy theorists took it to mean that Obama has turned liberals into his personal informants, so men in black helis can swoop down and eliminate any dissenters.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on November 13, 2012, 04:01:27 pm
I thought it was something rational but a few conservatives on tumblr were going batshit over it.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ScrappyB on November 13, 2012, 04:17:13 pm
I thought it was something rational but a few conservatives on tumblr were going batshit over it.

Obama could give candy to a baby, pet a kitten and hug a puppy and those people would go batshit over it being an evil plot.

I swear, I have never seen a less rational group of people. Was the right wing always this crazy, or does it just seem worse since 2000 due to the Internet giving everyone an audience?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: DiscoBerry on November 13, 2012, 05:16:48 pm
(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/263581_558998270792355_1571721876_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Her3tiK on November 13, 2012, 05:18:32 pm
I thought it was something rational but a few conservatives on tumblr were going batshit over it.

Obama could give candy to a baby, pet a kitten and hug a puppy and those people would go batshit over it being an evil plot.

I swear, I have never seen a less rational group of people. Was the right wing always this crazy, or does it just seem worse since 2000 due to the Internet giving everyone an audience?
It's probably the same socially isolated people who don't know anything but their way of life and are panicking over everything the rest of the world's done since the last time their ancestors went out of town.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: mellenORL on November 13, 2012, 07:48:27 pm
(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/263581_558998270792355_1571721876_n.jpg)

Made my day XD thanks, DiscoBerry!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on November 13, 2012, 07:55:23 pm
I didn't notice for a moment what was so funny. Fucking brain fixes a lot of grammar and spelling issues automatically anymore.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Quasirodent on November 13, 2012, 10:21:08 pm
My (Catholic) dad is offended by all the various other fish that seem to be popping up. He sees it as insulting his religion. Fortunately, he's not that offended - he just drew the line at putting a Star Trek fish on his own car.
My mom has one of those on the dash of her car.  She accidentally stuck it there because she didn't realize how strong the adhesive was, and put it there 'experimentally' after taking off the backing.  So it's stuck there slightly askew and I can't help but chuckle.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Thejebusfire on November 16, 2012, 04:33:05 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbmx7l97yr1qzeucjo1_500.jpg)

What a lovely dose of hypocrisy.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on November 16, 2012, 04:56:06 pm
Some people are only... what?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: mellenORL on November 16, 2012, 06:29:05 pm
Ummmm, "some people are only alive because they were not aborted before they became people?"
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on November 16, 2012, 06:37:47 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbmx7l97yr1qzeucjo1_500.jpg)

What a lovely dose of hypocrisy.

I think it outlines the general idea of "pro-life" actually.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ScrappyB on November 17, 2012, 04:11:37 pm
The right wing's idea of what a divided US would be like:

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q193/crinie123/secedeamerica3.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on November 17, 2012, 04:12:58 pm
Fuck yeah, Liberal Socialist States of America! LSSA! LSSA!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Vypernight on November 17, 2012, 04:16:08 pm
Um, Florida, a red state, was known this time for having VERY LONG lines during the recent election, thanks in a big part to Governor Rick Scott (R).
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on November 17, 2012, 04:32:14 pm
Whats up with Cali and the other states that had pieces split
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on November 17, 2012, 05:04:02 pm
Southern California is more conservative than the northern part, and I guess that's the case with the other states as well.

Ironic how they don't trust government but want "secure borders"
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ScrappyB on November 17, 2012, 05:13:23 pm
Southern California is more conservative than the northern part, and I guess that's the case with the other states as well.

Ironic how they don't trust government but want "secure borders"

Wonder if that means they would secure the borders with the "socialist states" as well. That would be an enormous drain on resources right there.

Hope they like paying an arm and a leg for their produce after they kick out a bunch of the farm workers.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on November 17, 2012, 10:04:57 pm
Funny given that the "socialist states" are made up of "producer" states while the others are the "moocher" states.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: JohnE on November 17, 2012, 10:29:22 pm
Funny given that the "socialist states" are made up of "producer" states while the others are the "moocher" states.
This is the thing I find funniest about red states wanting to secede.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on November 18, 2012, 08:41:45 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/21822_530475956980650_1105423236_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ironbite on November 18, 2012, 08:43:49 pm
Oh look folks....HYPOCRISY!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on November 18, 2012, 08:45:03 pm
Same ol' same ol' from O' Reilly.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ScrappyB on November 19, 2012, 08:56:58 pm
Here's one from our favorite racist Doombot from Where Morons Dwell:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v349/DocDoom777/Patriotic/OliveBranch.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SpaceProg on November 19, 2012, 09:10:41 pm
*Rolls eyes, facepalms*
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Material Defender on November 20, 2012, 07:32:12 pm
Here's one from our favorite racist Doombot from Where Morons Dwell:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v349/DocDoom777/Patriotic/OliveBranch.jpg)

I think you're looking for an Oak tree.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: worlder on November 20, 2012, 11:13:32 pm
Is the wood of an olive tree even good for a shank?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Material Defender on November 21, 2012, 03:01:00 am
Is the wood of an olive tree even good for a shank?

I believe it's quite soft, but it's fire resistant. But seriously, if you're going to make a bat, get an oak. I've never heard of an Olive Bat.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Canadian Mojo on November 21, 2012, 08:47:53 am
Pretty sure that's a picture of a grape vine. Olive trees have small lanceolate leaves, not large palmately lobed and coarsely serrated ones.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Dan on November 21, 2012, 01:43:59 pm
Pretty sure that's a picture of a grape vine. Olive trees have small lanceolate leaves, not large palmately lobed and coarsely serrated ones.
The bunches of grapes are also a clue.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: DrFishcake on November 21, 2012, 03:05:17 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/21822_530475956980650_1105423236_n.jpg)

Oh I wouldn't say that it's going to get worse Bill...after all, Fox has been haemorrhaging viewers for about two years now.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ScrappyB on November 21, 2012, 03:43:30 pm
Pretty sure that's a picture of a grape vine. Olive trees have small lanceolate leaves, not large palmately lobed and coarsely serrated ones.
The bunches of grapes are also a clue.

It's DoctorDoombot. The guy responsible for these pearls of wisdom:

 http://fstdt.net/QuoteComment.aspx?QID=87513
 http://fstdt.net/QuoteComment.aspx?QID=72603
 http://fstdt.net/QuoteComment.aspx?QID=83041
 http://fstdt.net/QuoteComment.aspx?QID=70696
 
 Do you really think he's smart enough to tell the difference?
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Canadian Mojo on November 21, 2012, 05:59:05 pm
Pretty sure that's a picture of a grape vine. Olive trees have small lanceolate leaves, not large palmately lobed and coarsely serrated ones.
The bunches of grapes are also a clue.
In fairness, if you don't know how they grow on the plant, you could mistake them for unripe olives, and if you can't recognize the difference between an olive leaf from a grape leaf you probably don't have a clue about how the fruit hangs on them either.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Dan on November 22, 2012, 01:28:37 pm
Pretty sure that's a picture of a grape vine. Olive trees have small lanceolate leaves, not large palmately lobed and coarsely serrated ones.
The bunches of grapes are also a clue.
In fairness, if you don't know how they grow on the plant, you could mistake them for unripe olives, and if you can't recognize the difference between an olive leaf from a grape leaf you probably don't have a clue about how the fruit hangs on them either.
Also, I didn't notice the grapes till you suggested it was a grape vine.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: DrFishcake on November 22, 2012, 02:23:12 pm
Please tell me it's not just me that's had "Heard it Through the Grape Vine" stuck in my head since last night because of this thread.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on November 23, 2012, 08:26:17 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/484959_448541011859833_1139966126_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cerim Treascair on November 24, 2012, 03:12:04 am
Texas or Arizona, that's the question...
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Dan on November 24, 2012, 04:05:58 am
Georgia.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: starseeker on November 24, 2012, 06:34:06 am
Georgia.

Don't think Georgia has a border patrol.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Shane for Wax on November 24, 2012, 06:57:58 am
The entire establishment is stupid.

http://southcobb.patch.com/articles/activist-group-to-protest-controversial-restaurant-sign
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: DrFishcake on November 24, 2012, 10:21:43 am
Texas or Arizona, that's the question...

I'm stereotyping of course, but until I read the article above, the "Border patrol eat free" sign had me leaning towards Texas. If it was Arizona, it'd be "Militia eat free".
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: DiscoBerry on November 25, 2012, 01:41:30 pm
(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/obama3.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Saturn500 on November 25, 2012, 02:45:20 pm
Could someone please help me out here? I can't make out what that says...

Which might be the reason it's in this thread, but still.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: worlder on November 25, 2012, 02:56:54 pm
Could someone please help me out here? I can't make out what that says...

Which might be the reason it's in this thread, but still.

The guy says he will no longer be tipping restaurant workers and will instead give his money to the church.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: SimSim on November 25, 2012, 02:57:07 pm
The quick version is that the person is a douchebag.

It says the service was great, but the person isn't leaving a tip. They aren't leaving a tip since Obama won and they are engaging in redistributing wealth. By giving to church and to wounded warriors. And that the server shouldn't be offended they didn't get a tip because the patron is redistributing their money how they see fit.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: ScrappyB on November 25, 2012, 04:06:10 pm
Could someone please help me out here? I can't make out what that says...

Which might be the reason it's in this thread, but still.

 Word for word, it says;

Quote
Crystal,

Your service was great. The reason for no tip - I am starting my own redistribution plan like Obama started 11/11/12 - I no longer tip or donate to charity. I give money to my church instead and Wounded Warriors. Thanks for understanding.

P.S. - Please don't be offended I will redistribute my own money as I see fit!

So yeah, provided it's real, it's basically an excuse for an asshole to be cheap.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Damen on November 25, 2012, 04:16:41 pm
I hope that guy goes back so Crystal can give him an extra large helping of lung butter.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: mellenORL on November 25, 2012, 05:41:13 pm
Why do I have this very strong suspicion that Crystal is either black, hispanic or some other ethnicity who this fuck up assumes voted for Obama? Or maybe she's white, but wasn't wearing a cross or fish symbol necklace? Maybe she had piercings other than just the ears? With ankh earrings? Tattoos? Really, this fucker just needed an excuse to be a cheap bully.

As a manager, I would follow customers who stiff servers to aggressively but politely ask if the service was okay? Because, a "no grat" is considered reason to make a business decision about that server. And then they always say, "Oh the server was great, really I just didn't tip because of (w/e fucked up shit reason)". Then I tell them, "Okay, thanks. That helps me make my business decision to refuse service to you should you ever return here, and to award your server a 20% gratuity income replacement from our petty cash fund. Good day to you sir/madam!". And then I black list them on the lovely secret manager access-only comments section on OpenTable.com.......Fucker gets told by every restaurant he tries to book a table at that it is full-up, no res available LOL!
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: nickiknack on November 25, 2012, 10:10:26 pm
What a cheap fucking asshole!! Does this this douche know that tips make up a good percentage of a servers wage more or less??
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Auggziliary on November 25, 2012, 10:15:57 pm
Why do I have this very strong suspicion that Crystal is either black, hispanic or some other ethnicity who this fuck up assumes voted for Obama? Or maybe she's white, but wasn't wearing a cross or fish symbol necklace? Maybe she had piercings other than just the ears? With ankh earrings? Tattoos? Really, this fucker just needed an excuse to be a cheap bully.


Well she's a woman and most women voted for Obama. I really don't think her being a minority played a part though. The note didn't seem passive-aggressive enough.
They guy seemed like kind of knew what he was doing was wrong (he knew deep deep deep down maybe). I think he would have been much less apologetic if he believed 100% what he was doing what was right.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cataclysm on November 25, 2012, 11:20:35 pm
Why do I have this very strong suspicion that Crystal is either black, hispanic or some other ethnicity who this fuck up assumes voted for Obama? Or maybe she's white, but wasn't wearing a cross or fish symbol necklace? Maybe she had piercings other than just the ears? With ankh earrings? Tattoos? Really, this fucker just needed an excuse to be a cheap bully.


Well she's a woman and most women voted for Obama.


Although it's not a landslide amount. Abut 55% of women voted for Obama compared to over 70% of latinos and 90% of blacks.

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They guy seemed like kind of knew what he was doing was wrong (he knew deep deep deep down maybe). I think he would have been much less apologetic if he believed 100% what he was doing what was right.

Assuming that he actually went with it and this wasn't just staged. Although we know people do this thing like with that Christian pamphlet/gag dollar.

Overall, I think this person views a win/win situation if Crystal voted for Obama or Romney. If Crystal voted for  Romney the jackass would probably think she'll hate Obama more.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on November 26, 2012, 12:03:18 am
The apology didn't feel like a legitimate apology to me.

It sounded more like an excuse.  "Blame Obama, not me, it isn't my fault"
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on November 26, 2012, 01:05:06 pm
Okay, I can see stiffing a waiter or waitress if they do a particularly shitty service job, but to actually realize that the service is good and yet deny a person a tip on the basis of politics is just fucking shitty.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cerim Treascair on November 26, 2012, 02:50:39 pm
I always tip well unless the service sucks.  I tip EXTRA if the meal was particularly awesome.  I had a sandwich like that in the Pittsburgh airport, once.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Auggziliary on November 26, 2012, 04:32:18 pm
My boyfriends parents aren't exactly nice to waiters. They aren't at all like the guy that left the letter, but they still expect unreasonable things from their waiters. Once we went out to eat at a thai restaurant. I ordered fried tofu as an appetizer and they ordered some chicken thing. The restaurant was super busy since it was a Friday at dinner time, and all the waiters were power walking everywhere with dishes in their hands, so I expected to food to be a little late since they were so busy. They brought us a our food within 20 minutes, and the food was absolutely delicious and well done. It was probably the best asian food I've ever had. Plus the waiter was really nice even though he was clearly really busy.
I was really disappointed in my boyfriend's parents since they didn't seem impressed at all. They kept complaining that the food wasn't coming fast enough and didn't bother to even thank the waiter. They way they spoke to him was kind of rude, like I order like "I'd like a sandwich" or "Could I have this sandwich?", but they ordered like "Yeahh... uh bring me some of this stuff right here".
The bill was 50$ and they only tipped 7$ too... It wasn't like they thought the service was bad, they knew it was really good, they just didn't feel like tipping the waiter more. I put 8$ under my plate to make up for the tip, and give extra for the awesome service though.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on November 27, 2012, 12:51:21 am
I don't fuckin get that, seriously.  Must just be because that's one of the things my parents taught me: if you're at a restaurant and you get decent service, you tip.  You always tip.  Also, be polite to everyone by default.  After all, ya never know what a polite gesture might get ya...
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: kefkaownsall on November 27, 2012, 01:10:32 am
IMO tipping is mandatory no matter what involving waiters since otherwise they starve (that is why they make under min wage)
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Witchyjoshy on November 27, 2012, 01:12:11 am
Feh.

Even real minimum wage is below the poverty level.  Which is not how it should be.

Hence why I make a habit of tipping even bad waiters.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: rookie on November 27, 2012, 11:52:15 am
I always tip well unless the service sucks.  I tip EXTRA if the meal was particularly awesome.  I had a sandwich like that in the Pittsburgh airport, once.

Tipping is always a good idea. If it's someplace you go a lot, tipping a lot is a good idea. I've worked in restaurants long enough to know servers remember two classes of people: those who tip big and those who don't tip.

Tipping extra because the food is awesome, I never understood that. Your waiter isn't cooking the food.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on November 27, 2012, 12:14:21 pm
IMO tipping is mandatory no matter what involving waiters since otherwise they starve (that is why they make under min wage)

1.  I do believe that if they don't get tipped enough that the employer is required to make up the difference so that it meets minimum wage.  Of course, if they're constantly getting shitty tips, then that may say something about how they're performing their job.

2.  If you're going to subscribe to this policy, you should at least keep in mind the level of service.

The other day I ate with my girlfriend at Perkins.  Other than getting our order, our waitress didn't check up on us a single time.  Hell, she didn't even have the courtesy to bring out the Tabasco sauce I requested.  She had to have someone else bring it.  It's not like the restaurant was packed and understaffed, either. There were at least a few waiters and the restaurant wasn't packed.  She was just a shitty waitress.

Edit:  Here's proof that even poorly tipped employees must meet minimum wage.  That is, if they still don't meet normal minimum wage requirements after tips, then the employer has to make up the difference.

http://www.dol.gov/elaws/faq/esa/flsa/002.htm

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If an employee's tips combined with the employer's direct wages of at least $2.13 an hour do not equal the federal minimum hourly wage, the employer must make up the difference.

Of course, if they're consistently getting shitty tips, I do think it reflects on their performance.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RinellaWasHere on November 27, 2012, 12:30:29 pm
I always tip, regardless of the service. Then again, the only time I've seen truly abysmal service was when I wasn't paying, so his tip wasn't up to me.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Lt. Fred on November 27, 2012, 04:57:14 pm
Tipping is bullshit and should be banned. Pay your employees properly in the first damn place- one of the things I'm properly proud of my country about is a lack of bullshit dehumanizing tipping nonsense.

Plus, if I wanted to see that much cleavage, every-single-Vancouver-restaurant-waitress, I'd go to a strip joint.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Cerim Treascair on November 27, 2012, 06:17:23 pm
I always tip well unless the service sucks.  I tip EXTRA if the meal was particularly awesome.  I had a sandwich like that in the Pittsburgh airport, once.

Tipping is always a good idea. If it's someplace you go a lot, tipping a lot is a good idea. I've worked in restaurants long enough to know servers remember two classes of people: those who tip big and those who don't tip.

Tipping extra because the food is awesome, I never understood that. Your waiter isn't cooking the food.

The reason I tip for awesome food is because I automatically assume that the tips go into a pool and it's split between all of the employees.  I've been to enough eateries that do that that it's habit.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Auggziliary on November 27, 2012, 06:32:45 pm
I always tip more (like 35% rather than 20%) because I like being polite.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on November 27, 2012, 07:00:06 pm
My brother worked at P.F. Chang's for a summer while I was in high school, and he said it was easily the shittiest job out there, and tips were a big part of that.  Ya see, they wouldn't let you keep the tips, you had to give them to your manager or be fired for "stealing." (How you steal something that was likely meant to be given specifically to you is beyond me, but there ya go.)  They'd divvy the tips up equally, after the management took about a third of it for themselves.

Honestly, that's not the point of tips.  If you're a good server, you should get better tips, you should keep your tips, and maybe log them with the place you're workin at, if such a thing is feasible.  Good employees deserve to be paid more than bad ones, skimming off the top of their hard-earned money, and then insulting your good waiters by paying them as much as the fuckholes who don't give two shits about customer service is pure, unadulterated bullshit.

Also, tips shouldn't excuse your employers from paying at least minimum wage, ever.  Minimum wage is minimum fucking wage, and it should be the absolute lowest you'll ever be paid, no matter the employer or industry you work for.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Her3tiK on November 27, 2012, 07:29:35 pm
My brother worked at P.F. Chang's for a summer while I was in high school, and he said it was easily the shittiest job out there, and tips were a big part of that.  Ya see, they wouldn't let you keep the tips, you had to give them to your manager or be fired for "stealing." (How you steal something that was likely meant to be given specifically to you is beyond me, but there ya go.)  They'd divvy the tips up equally, after the management took about a third of it for themselves.

Honestly, that's not the point of tips.  If you're a good server, you should get better tips, you should keep your tips, and maybe log them with the place you're workin at, if such a thing is feasible.  Good employees deserve to be paid more than bad ones, skimming off the top of their hard-earned money, and then insulting your good waiters by paying them as much as the fuckholes who don't give two shits about customer service is pure, unadulterated bullshit.

Also, tips shouldn't excuse your employers from paying at least minimum wage, ever.  Minimum wage is minimum fucking wage, and it should be the absolute lowest you'll ever be paid, no matter the employer or industry you work for.
Coldstone had us write down the tips we made so they could be taxed. Take a wild guess at how honest that setup is.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: RavynousHunter on November 27, 2012, 07:42:17 pm
Coldstone had us write down the tips we made so they could be taxed. Take a wild guess at how honest that setup is.

HA!  Tis why I said, "if feasible."  I know people will always lie about that shit; either they'll record their tips as smaller than what they got to avoid taxes, or record em higher so their dick looks bigger...or somethin.
Title: Re: Dumbest Protest Signs
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on November 27, 2012, 07:57:22 pm
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