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The Great Campaigner mixes up his SiFi quotes

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BTPost, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Obama called out by sci-fi fans for ‘Jedi mindmeld’ quote

    President Barack Obama caused both Trekkies and Star Wars cosplayers to simultaneously spit up their Mountain Dew when they heard the chief executive inappropriately blending sci-fi terminology Friday.
    The president’s assertion that he cannot use a “Jedi mindmeld” to coerce House speaker John Boehner and his compatriots to embrace the Democratic budget plan and avert the Federal sequester sparked outrage on the internet for conflating a “Jedi mind trick” with a Vulcan “mindmeld.”
    Little time was wasted before #ObamaSciFiQuotes began to take off on Twitter, mashing-up classic Star Trek/Wars quotes:
    Damn it Yoda, I’m doctor, not a miracle worker. #ObamaSciFiquotes
    — Jim Antle (@jimantle) March 1, 2013
    “These are not the Tribbles you’re looking for.” #ObamaSciFiQuotes — Beryl (@RainforestMoon) March 1, 2013
    This Jedi mindmeld thing has turned the entire population of the Internet into Comic Book Guy.
    — Harry McCracken (@harrymccracken) March 1, 2013
    Alas, shortly thereafter, uber-geeky Twitter users began to point out that Obama was only half wrong, there is actually something called a Jedi “Force Meld.”
    This may be something of a moot point, since he got the usage wrong anyway.

    Oh well, what do expect, from a LibTard.... Perfection....
  2. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    May the Force live long and prosper!
  3. Silversnake

    Silversnake Silverback

    I have to admit, I was enough of a geek to have picked up on that too.
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  4. Ajax

    Ajax Monkey++

    LOL, he lost the SciFi voter block for sure, yay.
  5. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama Monkey++

    Im getting worried, the sun didnt even come out today, and supposed to snow here Bama Land tomarrow. Make it all go away, after all you rule the universe.

    I even herd were going to loose 170,000,000 jobs and thats a lot more then we even have, and had before lord obama took office.

    I guess no more free phones.
  6. Silversnake

    Silversnake Silverback

    Obama sith lord.
    jim2, ditch witch, Yard Dart and 3 others like this.
  7. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    May the Farce collapse into a Black hole, taking this A-hole with it.
    no edit Ghrit, I consider his force to be a farce.
    Dawg23 and ditch witch like this.
  8. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    Now Now Yall know Barry ain't the PuppetMaster, merely the lead Puppet!
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  9. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    I didn't miss that.==
    By the way, check MSNBC, there's a quote (vid) there from the exalted one claiming he's not a dictator. At least he admits he's not yet reached that goal.
    tacmotusn and BTPost like this.
  10. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    Let us take a look at some hard, cold economic facts.
    The sequestration cuts to the government will be for a total of $83 Billion dollars.
    $83 Billion dollars is 7.6% of last years total deficit, $1.086 Trillion dollars.
    That means the sequestration cuts little more than 7.5 cents off of every dollar the government can spend.

    The US Government spends right at $10.8 Billion dollars a day.

    This "sequestration" is a joke. It represents roughly 8 days of government spending cut over the remaining 5 months in this fiscal year.

    The American taxpayer pays an average of 30% of his or her salary in taxes directly to the Federal government. That means that you earn nothing for yourself until 30% of your salary has been taken. You work 12 months of the year, and 30% of that 12 months is? 3.6 Months. So by late April, you actually start earning money for yourself.

    Politicians need to get over themselves, and American Taxpayers need to get EDUCATED. If Americans truly understood half of what the government was doing to them there would be blood in the streets.
  11. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Do not stop with the 30%---we are now working one half of every year just to pay taxes. How does it feel to be a wage slave--that is what we have allowed the gub to do to us.
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  12. Illini Warrior

    Illini Warrior Monkey+

    still doesn't explain why he married a Wookie .....
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  13. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    because they are still looking for Bigfoot?;)
  14. Silversnake

    Silversnake Silverback

    Pretty brave offending Wookies like that. Good way to lose an arm.
  15. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

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