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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Ugh.

posted by on October 15 at 10:42 AM

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*twitch*

Posted by TVDinner | October 15, 2008 10:46 AM
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Idiots on Parade!!!!!

Posted by Darrell | October 15, 2008 10:47 AM
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al-jazeera? That'll do A LOT to placate the Obama-is-a-muslim fears.

Posted by um | October 15, 2008 10:51 AM
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This clip will have no positive weight because it is from Al-Jazeera. Although everything in it scares me as an African American living in a podunk white town.

Posted by Fly-Over Illinois | October 15, 2008 10:52 AM
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Al jezeera. Good report.
Show us more.

Posted by PC | October 15, 2008 10:53 AM
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These people are scary, but I calm myself with the notion that Obama most likely has the best security money can buy, on top of the secret service.

Posted by danhowes | October 15, 2008 11:07 AM
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People are disgusting. Watching that gives me little hope for America. I can't believe the ignorance of those people.

Posted by Kamber | October 15, 2008 11:08 AM
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Why do you have to go to Al-Jazeera for this kind of story (or amateur hand-held YouTube videos)? Because the domestic "Liberal Mainstream Media" is too afraid or bought-in to show how absolutely batshit 40% of America is.

Posted by Karlheinz Arschbomber | October 15, 2008 11:09 AM
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Hate, fear, ignorance, bibles, and guns. Obama WAS right these people are turning to every one of those things. These people see their life-style dying in front of them because those that suffered to build them their life-style are not putting up with the B.S. any more. These people are not prepared for change, no one really is, but these people don't have the social skills, the education, the horizon to see a world beyond the next hill.

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | October 15, 2008 11:10 AM
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wow, a negro running for president is automatically a second stringer, huh? lets have that guy debate obama and see which 'string' he winds up on.

this entire election season has been the most frustratingly fascinating social experiment i've ever observed. who are these people? why are they impervious to logic and fact? i cant figure it out. and i'm not trying to be a smarmy liberal here, i mean for real, what the fuck? i'm starting to think there must be some sort of physiological basis for these people's mind sets.

Posted by douglas | October 15, 2008 11:11 AM
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I can't believe the ignorance. They sound like a bunch of racist backwoods rednecks.

Posted by poogloo | October 15, 2008 11:13 AM
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People should be required to pass a "basic candidate knowledge test" before being allowed to vote. Anyone who gets Obama's religion incorrect should be told to go home and study some more before coming back.

Posted by Sleestak | October 15, 2008 11:13 AM
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This is the Republican Party today. There's nothing else left but these people.

Posted by Fnarf | October 15, 2008 11:14 AM
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What makes me sad is I can imagine my dad saying any one of those things and there's nothing I can do to change his mind. :(

Posted by monkey | October 15, 2008 11:17 AM
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see what happens when people get their news from email first, fox second?

Long live slog, daily show, msnbc, cnn, and the thousands of daily and weekly news papers and magazines available online!

Posted by nos | October 15, 2008 11:18 AM
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@12, I agree. It would be nothing but one's own stupidity and laziness that would prevent them from voting.

Posted by poogloo | October 15, 2008 11:19 AM
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I take solace in the fact that most of the fucking hicks in this video are over 70 and, thus, will be dead soon. The sooner we scrub the earth of "The Greatest Generation", the better off society will be.

Posted by Dr. Savage Mudede | October 15, 2008 11:20 AM
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that guy with the baby reminded me of the creepy preacher from there will be blood.

Posted by osu student | October 15, 2008 11:23 AM
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"He thinks us white people are trash."

I've got a newsflash for her. You are trash. You are willfully stupid, hateful, racist, jingoistic trash.

Who are these people? Why are they in my country and how do I get them out?

Posted by TacomaRoma | October 15, 2008 11:36 AM
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This is the GOP base. And do you know what "Al Qaeda" translates to in English?

"The Base."

This being shown on Al Jazeera is like a swirling vortex of irony.


Posted by Tom Paine | October 15, 2008 11:37 AM
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*THIS* plus Bob Herbert's column on "Amusing, but not funny" have pretty much ruined my day.

Well, also my neighbor putting up McCain/Palin signs...

Posted by Ayden/VA | October 15, 2008 11:40 AM
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#18 - my thoughts exactly...

Posted by Raven | October 15, 2008 11:42 AM
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that journalist has some serious cojones, i would bet he didnt tell the hicks he was from al jazeera, i bet they would have tried to beat the crap out of him.

is impossible to explain to hicks that al jazeera was started by ex bbc staffers.

Posted by SeMe | October 15, 2008 12:09 PM
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@11:

That's because, in essence, they ARE a bunch of racist, backwoods rednecks; the only difference is that their ancestors moved out of the deep south two or three generations back, and ended up just slightly north of the Mason-Dixon Line.

Posted by COMTE | October 15, 2008 12:11 PM
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I want to see the clips of those same ignorant people when they're told that their faces and words will be broadcast on Al-Jazeera.

Posted by Bub | October 15, 2008 12:15 PM
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That's why I watch Al Jazeera. But if you're shocked by it, y'all missed this gem from this morning's New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/15/us/politics/15biracial.html

Posted by Toe Tag | October 15, 2008 12:50 PM
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So much to choose from! My favorite: "A lot of people have forgotten about 9/11."


Posted by saxfanatic | October 15, 2008 12:52 PM
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The Republicans deep down don't understand that fooling all of the people all of the time is not actually possible.

Fox News is like Pravda, but even Pravda is better than Fox News, and Al Jazeera out in front.

But isn't this whole anti-Muslim and anti-Black, racist shit basically pushing all the swing voters into Obama's camp?

The paranoid red state or die kinda attitude we see here is a dying breed. And they would rather flame out, than fade away. Now's their chance.

Posted by Entropy | October 15, 2008 12:53 PM
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@12:

Wonderful idea. Let's bring back poll taxes while we are at it.

*eye roll*

Posted by kitschnsync | October 15, 2008 12:58 PM
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Mock them all you want, but I'd wager that the typical person at that rally knows far more about the detailed policy positions of McCain than the average Slogger knows about the specifics of Obama's platform.

Posted by Ignorance comes in many forms | October 15, 2008 1:13 PM
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@30. I would take that wager in a heartbeat.

@18 - That's exactly what I came here to say. That guy with the baby is Paul Dano.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 15, 2008 1:19 PM
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@ 30 - How much do you want to bet?

How do these people manage to function even on a basic level? They are dumb as stumps. Peppered with a little of the crazy. (Oh, sorry, how elitist of me, my bad.)

Posted by Madashell | October 15, 2008 2:15 PM
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@ 17 - I take issue with your statement. My dad is a WWII vet, was fiercely opposed to Vietnam, has alway been a liberal. Many patients I've met who are of "The Greatest Generation" have volunteered their views to me, ie, what a frightening idiot Bush is, how McCain and Palin will wreck this country, and how exciting it will be to watch Obama become president.
My comment @ 32 takes on the idiots interviewed. However, I don't assume all of the people from that area are moronic.

Posted by Madashell | October 15, 2008 2:22 PM
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I live in a rural area in Louisiana where this type of behavior and opinions are very common. Everyone in my town thinks I have the devil in me and I'm un-American because I support Obama. I hear this type of speech every day, even from family, and I continue to be shocked by it every time! Most of the people with these extreme and prejudiced thoughts are white trash, and their point of view sickens me. I am slightly afraid for Obama at this point because of the radicalism of small towns like mine.

Posted by Julie | October 15, 2008 3:46 PM
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THIS is why I fear the outcome of the election. These folks are everywhere, in every state. They don't watch the debates, listen to both sides, make an informed decision. And they vote!
I feel great fear for Obama, have since the beginning. Let's face it, if he gets elected some people won't be able to tolerate it. I hope there is enough protection for him. I think he is the bravest person out there.

Posted by Joanne | October 16, 2008 8:16 AM

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