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Sun Mar 27, 2016, 12:33 PM

Rights stupidity forces Snopes to debunk article by the Onion



Last week, President Obama made a historic trip to Cuba and the right-wing went absolutely insane. Republicans were outraged that our president had the audacity to reestablish a relationship with the country more than fifty years after the Cuban Missile Crisis. After the trip to Cuba, The Onion, a satire website, decided to post a fictional article about his trip home; but, in a hilarious turn of events, paranoid conservatives didnít get the joke and Snopes actually had to debunk the article.


The comment section under the article soon filled with people who thought it was real:








More: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2016/03/26/the-rights-stupidity-forces-snopes-to-debunk-an-article-by-the-onion-screenshots/

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Reply Rights stupidity forces Snopes to debunk article by the Onion (Original post)
Quixote1818 Mar 2016 OP
Jackie Wilson Said Mar 2016 #1
msanthrope Mar 2016 #7
Fritz Walter Mar 2016 #11
sarge43 Mar 2016 #13
sufrommich Mar 2016 #2
dorkzilla Mar 2016 #6
SwankyXomb Mar 2016 #22
TheCowsCameHome Mar 2016 #3
liberal N proud Mar 2016 #4
IDemo Mar 2016 #5
Thespian2 Mar 2016 #8
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2016 #12
Hydra Mar 2016 #26
Thespian2 Mar 2016 #27
forest444 Mar 2016 #9
awoke_in_2003 Mar 2016 #10
pansypoo53219 Mar 2016 #14
Dont call me Shirley Mar 2016 #15
PatrickforO Mar 2016 #18
Dont call me Shirley Mar 2016 #24
world wide wally Mar 2016 #16
PatrickforO Mar 2016 #17
lark Mar 2016 #19
jtuck004 Mar 2016 #20
gratuitous Mar 2016 #21
JustABozoOnThisBus Mar 2016 #23
spanone Mar 2016 #25
burrowowl Mar 2016 #28
lpbk2713 Mar 2016 #29

Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 12:35 PM

1. And these people vote.

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 02:03 PM

7. Worse, they reproduce. nt

 

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 02:36 PM

11. And carry weapons! n/t

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 02:48 PM

13. And operate heavy equipment, own guns and reproduce. n/t

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 12:37 PM

2. There's a whole website dedicated to morons

who believe the unbelievable:

http://literallyunbelievable.org/

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 02:02 PM

6. That is frightening

I can't believe there are that many stupid people out there.

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Response to dorkzilla (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 04:19 PM

22. Carlin said it best (blunt language)

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 12:39 PM

3. The Stupid - it must go straight to the core.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 12:48 PM

4. And we wondered who Trump supporters were.

Ignorance.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 12:59 PM

5. They just needed to include a T-Rex and a giraffe to make it complete n/t

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 02:03 PM

8. Could this be considered

"the height of stupidity"?

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Response to Thespian2 (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 02:39 PM

12. No. The depths of gullibility. Plus warping reality to fit a pre-conceived agenda

... an agenda shaped by RW oligarchs and including climate change denial.

But none of that denies the level of stupidity involved.

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Response to Thespian2 (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 10:24 PM

26. Oh, no- stupidity and ignorance have infinite growth potential

There's no known limit to either. Bad as this is, it can and will be topped.

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Response to Hydra (Reply #26)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 10:26 PM

27. I fear you are absolutely correct.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 02:05 PM

9. More and more real news stories about the GOP have be preceded by 'Not the Onion'.

Ah, we laugh to keep from crying.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 02:20 PM

10. Bright as a black hole

 

and twice as dense

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 03:06 PM

14. i am sure a few of those commenters are being sarcastic.

i blame CGI.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 03:08 PM

15. The posters are obviously "Locust Parents"...

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #15)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 03:26 PM

18. What are locust parents?

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #18)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 05:14 PM

24. "Locust" parents, shove steal kids' candy at Easter Egg Hunt...

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 03:22 PM

16. And I am sure that each one of those commenters is a Constitutional expert.

Too bad they can only count to 2

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 03:25 PM

17. These are some really dumb people.

Why did they allow them to cling???

The sickening part of this is that so much of our population has been propagandized by the huge, throbbing, rock-hard right wing propaganda organ to completely de-legitimize Obama's presidency. To these people, he's not even human, and that is so sad and so un-American that it makes me want to cry.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 03:31 PM

19. How stupid can some people be?

Stupid enough to ignore reality and vote for Repugs, which is usually against their best interests. Rich, greedy, selfish, non-caring, science ignoring, assholes are the Repugs natural followers.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 03:32 PM

20. That is precisely how we train people to be successful, just react, do what you are told. It works

 

for just enough to keep us doing it. Kinda like slot machines.

And, I suspect, the same bad odds of cashing out.





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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 04:09 PM

21. My reading of some of the responses is that they're in on the joke

But that last one from Jan Gorham has clearly missed the boat. My usual rejoinder to folks who say we have to take care of our own first is to ask if they've contacted their congressional representatives about that.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 04:25 PM

23. It can get very windy on the wing, hard to light the cigar.

I liked that at least one comment mentioned that the plane flew from Cuba to Argentina. And did it without stopping at the hub in Atlanta!

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 05:17 PM

25. that's hilarious!!!!

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 12:28 AM

28. K&R!!!!!!

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 12:34 AM

29. Some times all you can do is point and laugh at these losers.







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