Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Battle of the Memes

Facebook and Pinterest have propelled the popularity of the internet meme beyond what the fist person to use Photoshop to write a caption on a picture could have ever imagined... I have posted a few I found exceptionally poignant here, but take pains not to over use them.

One stood out for me yesterday (aside from the tons of funny ones on NHL Memes)and then I saw J. Marquis posted one...which I assume particularly spoke to him (I was just so proud of him that it wasn't one of Rubio drinking water...), so I thought I'd post them both.

Mine:



His:



I wish this new comment section had the ability to post photos like the old one did, so you all could share this weeks favorites...



17 comments:

Rickvid in Seattle said...

Regarding the distortion of the Bush poster, there are significant differences. Those attacks were during the height of the terrorist war on us, as well as the French and British, against our embassy personnel. When they happened, however, Bush did and did not do things Obama and his crew did or did not.

Bush actually sent people to destroy the attackers, not just pay lip service to "bringing them to justice." He, as he said, brought justice to them. The upshot is that we are far better at detecting and preventing these attacks, thus everyone is far safer now than at the beginning. His policies, which Obama denounced with howling regularity, have kept, and can keep, our Foreign Service people safer, when the administration bothers to even try.

The big thing Bush did NOT do is lie like a rug, nor did his Secretary of State lie through her teeth, nor did his UN ambassador drone on with lie after lie after lie. Obama, Clinton, and Rice did.

Finally, the press of his time scrutinized every word, every nuance, in order to find some fault to trumpet, even at the cost of their own honor and dignity. Now, we know WAY more about Rubio and the water bottle than we do about Benghazi because the press are actively avoiding the questions they SHOULD be asking. So, distort and lie all you want. The weak minded will agree and follow you into the pit. Some of us, however, refuse to be deceived.

ManBearPig said...

I couldn't agree with Rickvid more.

CrabbyOldMan said...

Neither could I.

CrabbyOldMan said...

reliably blathers bilge forgets that the there were no "outraged Republicans" because Bush didn't slip and slide and hide, unlike Jug Ears.

Haverwilde said...

What does J.M. mean: "OUTRAGED REPUBLICANS:0"
There were/are millions of us. And we were and are outraged at the Islamic Terrorists who perpetrated these attacks.
Just as many of us are outraged at the corrupt, spine-less assholes who refuse to hold the Muslims accountable. Like Obama, Clinton, and J. Maquis.

Zelda said...

Well firstly, I'm outraged at Islamist terrorists. Secondly, I'm outraged that Obama knew the attack was occurring and ordered nothing. Thirdly, I'm outraged that he blamed it on the first amendment instead of actual terrorists. So bye bye stupid meme.

Freemom said...

All y'all said it best. So I will just add a me too.

Anonymous said...

big difference is that no American died, let alone be abandoned by the very one who had the obligation and the authority to act.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous is correct. I looked up every report mentioned, on a page I believe the poster maker got his info, http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-132602-US-diplomatic-missions-attacked-at--least-44-times-in-52-year
showed Americans killed in only one, Saudi Arabia. However, when you look up that report you see that no Americans were killed, per spokeswoman Carol Kalin.
She said no Americans had been killed and a "handful of other employees" had been taken to hospital. Security sources told Reuters the dead were Arabs and Asians.
Per http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2004/dec/06/saudiarabia.usa

Nate said...

Ala, Reproduction is a topics where a pragmatism should trump idealism. Birth control is a small drop in the bucket in comparison to the cost of taking care of unwanted children.

CrabbyOldMan said...

I agree with Nate.

Red Neck Reactionary said...

C.Old M.,

I agree with Nate too, except I think he means that government has to provide everyone with birth control.

Of course the most effective birth control is sterilization. And I guess, I could get behind the government offering that to any woman on welfare.

CrabbyOldMan said...

Well, Red Neck Reactionary, I too am in the camp that says everyone should pay for their own birth control.
I am in the camp that says that there is an argument for sterilization, both voluntary and involuntary.
If you visit this site very often, you would know that I also favor legal abortion.

Anonymous said...

Didn't read earlier comments, but I did look up the embassy / consulate events. Stopped after the third one: zero Americans and zero ambassadors killed.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you two should be sterilized. It would help our civilization immensely. To say it is 100% their responsibility is to make themselves WAY too important in other people's lives.

Anonymous said...

You forgot the tens of thousands of deaths under Bush. Including the Big One on our soil. Let's not forget the deaths of about 300 marines in Lebanon under Reagan. You people sure are selective and not too bright.

Daniel Robinson said...

People killed at Waco- 82
1 Innocent woman killed at Ruby Ridge
Outrage from mainstream liberals? None
Arabs/Palestinians killed by Israel/Zionist Occupied Government- 500,000+ Outrage against Zionists murdering people? Oh, that would make me an anti-Semite