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Perhaps you were wondering if Barack Obama is a muslin? Or perhaps a muslim?
posted by blue_beetle (75 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
See, if you had made the link text for your second link "Is Barack Obama is a muslim?" then through SEO magic that site would rise to being the first search engine result returned for "Is Barack Obama is a muslim?" rather than the third.
posted by Artw at 7:52 AM on September 14, 2008


Well done, we'd just dipped down frighteningly to only 50% election-related posts so far today.
posted by Wolfdog at 7:52 AM on September 14, 2008


This seems to be an attempt at muzzlin' the people who say he is.
posted by pracowity at 7:53 AM on September 14, 2008 [1 favorite]




There was a roundtable discussion on Fox news yesterday titled "Can You Believe What's On The Web." The panelists repeatedly pointed out that a lot of the stories about Palin weren't true and had started from blog rumors.

Checkmate.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:00 AM on September 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


What a moran.
posted by porn in the woods at 8:01 AM on September 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Us Satinists and the Muslins should get together at some point. A whole ecumenical council on Fabricism.
posted by Weighted Companion Cube at 8:03 AM on September 14, 2008 [52 favorites]


but what a bot he's name. thas a muslin name i read its true.
posted by ColdChef at 8:16 AM on September 14, 2008 [11 favorites]


And anyone who says so is a tulle.
posted by casarkos at 8:27 AM on September 14, 2008 [9 favorites]


The story was cut from whole cloth.
posted by pracowity at 8:34 AM on September 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Yes, but is he a cambric (or dustcover)?
posted by Sys Rq at 8:34 AM on September 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Sadly, a couple of my coworkers (teachers) are still saying that he is a muslim... and these are people who are supposed to be making sure that our children is learning...
posted by Huck500 at 8:35 AM on September 14, 2008


Thus joining the proud tradition of Linen B. Johnson and Ronald Rayon.
posted by flashboy at 8:35 AM on September 14, 2008 [11 favorites]


Not to mention Teddy Roosefelt and Franklin D. Roosevelvet.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:37 AM on September 14, 2008 [6 favorites]


Everybody knows he's in the pocket of Big Voile.
posted by Bromius at 8:46 AM on September 14, 2008 [10 favorites]


godhatesobama.com
posted by H-Bar at 8:47 AM on September 14, 2008 [4 favorites]


Baron Hastings Oh ma ha.
posted by Sailormom at 8:50 AM on September 14, 2008


I accidentally a muslim is this bad?
posted by taursir at 8:53 AM on September 14, 2008


"Oh, I thought you said Voile."











"Get out of here. I don't even want to look at you."
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 8:53 AM on September 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


We'll have to canvas the voters to see if this coverage has been sewn up.
posted by briank at 8:58 AM on September 14, 2008 [4 favorites]


That is really funny.
posted by parmanparman at 9:01 AM on September 14, 2008


I tried to discuss the rumors about Barack Obama being Muslim or not American enough to be elected as President on a political site and was deleted. I do think rumors need to be dissected, methodically, logically and backed up with credible data before they spread. Ignoring rumors, unfortunately, don't make them go away.

And so I'm glad for your post. I think it will help those people who have been misinformed.
posted by nickyskye at 9:07 AM on September 14, 2008


But everyone is avoiding the real question! Is Sarah Palin a Satinist?
posted by Bahro at 9:07 AM on September 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


Is this really the best way to deal with these vile fabrications?
posted by knapah at 9:07 AM on September 14, 2008 [12 favorites]


Has anyone thought about the ramiefications of people trying to pull the wool over our eyes? I don't cotton to that kind of thing.
posted by adamrice at 9:16 AM on September 14, 2008 [5 favorites]


Fabricism and Farelism are traced here as the seeds of Calvinism.

I have no idea what that means, but I'm going to work it into conversation at every opportunity.
posted by lukemeister at 9:21 AM on September 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


what a Lamé story.
posted by billybobtoo at 9:40 AM on September 14, 2008 [7 favorites]


I was working on a Obama widget that I will get done at some point (maybe).

It was supposed to be Obama facts, since you know, people seem to forget things so easily.

It's not ready for prime time, but it can be had here.

http://www.puppypotpie.com/barack.zip

Originally I was going to have it have three facts. Obama is Black. Obama's middle name is Hussein. And Barack is the Democratic nomination for President.

But with javascript "random" would often give the same results enough time in a row to make you think there was only one fact.

I wanted to make a McCain one as well, submit them both to the Apple apps listing page (and version tracker), and see which got approved, which got downloaded the most, etc. But unfortunately, I don't have "too much time on my hands."
posted by cjorgensen at 9:46 AM on September 14, 2008


All those puns made up out of whole cloth make me knit my brows.
posted by Cranberry at 9:54 AM on September 14, 2008 [3 favorites]


Don't you understand? He's Muslin! That means he hates Jutes!
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 9:54 AM on September 14, 2008 [11 favorites]


ifihadapennyeverytimesomeonemakesasite.com
posted by monocot at 9:55 AM on September 14, 2008


Interestingly, typing in www.fuckmccain.com takes you to -- you guessed it -- the actual McCain website. Insert your own "go fuck yourself" joke here.
posted by mothershock at 10:03 AM on September 14, 2008


Not to mention Teddy Roosefelt and Franklin D. Roosevelvet.

Don't forget William Howard Taffeta.
posted by piers at 10:04 AM on September 14, 2008 [9 favorites]


John Quincy Plaidams.
posted by cortex at 10:12 AM on September 14, 2008 [6 favorites]


I hear he made a fustian bargain with Satin.
posted by taz at 10:13 AM on September 14, 2008 [4 favorites]


Rutherford B. Paisley?
posted by cortex at 10:13 AM on September 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


"Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public"
posted by horsemuth at 10:17 AM on September 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


Maybe now people will see the true genius of Zachary Tailor's presidency.
posted by ontic at 10:17 AM on September 14, 2008 [7 favorites]


Interestingly, typing in www.fuckmccain.com takes you to -- you guessed it -- the actual McCain website. Insert your own "go fuck yourself" joke here.

But it adds some kind of referral tag. What's that about? Is McCain paying people to send traffic to his website?
posted by roll truck roll at 10:21 AM on September 14, 2008


> "Oh, I thought you said Voile."

Wh-What the hell is voile?

It's a soft, sheer fabric. I warmed some up in the dryer.

What kind of torture is that? Get out of here! I'm serious, I don't even want to LOOK at you any more!

(my OSI shirt arrived today, I am happy)
posted by mrzarquon at 10:27 AM on September 14, 2008


Chamois Carter's presidency has been deprecated largely because he was not woven of strong enough fiber.
posted by trip and a half at 10:28 AM on September 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


On a more serious note: John McCain is dead!

Symbolically, that is.

(The same publication's altogether more sober analysis of the Democratic campaign is here.)
posted by DaDaDaDave at 10:33 AM on September 14, 2008


"We could use a man like Hempert Hoover....

AHGANNNN..."

LINEN OR BLOOD!
posted by clavdivs at 10:38 AM on September 14, 2008


Muslim, muslin, muesli -- it's all foreign stuff and therefore suspect
posted by matteo at 10:51 AM on September 14, 2008


Here's a handy guide for MeFites:

Christian = Stupid
Muslim = Patronize
Muslin = Depends on whether it's fair trade
posted by mattholomew at 11:02 AM on September 14, 2008


James K. Polka-dot.
posted by ColdChef at 11:08 AM on September 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Stop warping the fabric of our nation. I'm feeling piqué about this thread.
posted by lukemeister at 11:12 AM on September 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


William Henry Herringbone
posted by ColdChef at 11:15 AM on September 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


("I died in thirty days!")
posted by ColdChef at 11:18 AM on September 14, 2008


Jesus Hussein Christ already.
posted by three blind mice at 11:41 AM on September 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


So that's what the H stands for!
posted by Sys Rq at 12:22 PM on September 14, 2008


John Chintzy Adams.
posted by the littlest brussels sprout at 12:32 PM on September 14, 2008 [3 favorites]


If he isn't a muslin, then how do you explain the bleeding madras?
posted by dhartung at 12:32 PM on September 14, 2008


Twilliam McKinley
posted by the littlest brussels sprout at 12:40 PM on September 14, 2008 [4 favorites]


Woodrow Woolson.
posted by the littlest brussels sprout at 12:42 PM on September 14, 2008 [4 favorites]


Twilliam McKinley

'Twill do, I suppose. Too bad he was assassinated by an angorist.
posted by lukemeister at 12:44 PM on September 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


Is this really the best way to deal with these vile fabrications?

A vile fabric?
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 12:44 PM on September 14, 2008


We need to get back onto real issues, forget the whole Obama is a muslim thing, the real question we need to be asking is what Sarah Palin knows about cashmere.
posted by knapah at 1:11 PM on September 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Karl Wove
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 1:27 PM on September 14, 2008 [5 favorites]


Bobbin Kennedy
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 1:27 PM on September 14, 2008 [3 favorites]


This thread is made of faille.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:58 PM on September 14, 2008 [8 favorites]


I'm baized and confused for so long it's not true.
posted by lukemeister at 2:23 PM on September 14, 2008


But I knew the answer to those! I much prefer...

Has the Large Hadron Collider destroyed the Earth?
posted by crossoverman at 2:26 PM on September 14, 2008


Funny you should bring up Karl Wove, EMRJKC. You can hem and haw all you want, but he is one of the far right fringe who looms menacingly, weaving his yarns, warping the truth, and flaxing his influence. He piles on rumors that won't dye because it suits his vested interests, but not everyone cottons to such a tactic. Some of us think he is a big crepe who should be firmly upbraided and kept from lying any moire.
posted by madamjujujive at 2:38 PM on September 14, 2008 [10 favorites]


No denying Obama's weftist politics.
posted by NikitaNikita at 2:50 PM on September 14, 2008


Karl Wove

Can we pwease get past the powitics of personal destwuction?
posted by lukemeister at 3:06 PM on September 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


I love all of you.
posted by dame at 5:07 PM on September 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Group Hug.
posted by MapGuy at 5:37 PM on September 14, 2008 [1 favorite]



And so I'm glad for your post. I think it will help those people who have been misinformed.
posted by nickyskye

People that misinformed want to be misinformed

.
posted by notreally at 5:38 PM on September 14, 2008


Us Satinists and the Muslins should get together at some point. A whole ecumenical council on Fabricism.

Actually, I'm a Linennist
posted by fuq at 7:59 PM on September 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


FABRIC!
posted by DecemberBoy at 12:08 AM on September 15, 2008


One nation, under gauze.
posted by lisa g at 12:09 AM on September 15, 2008 [2 favorites]


Us Satinists and the Muslins should get together at some point. A whole ecumenical council on Fabricism.

As for moire, I'm a kelt and I won't be suede. So get off my lawn.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:15 AM on September 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


um... something something corduroy something something.
posted by shmegegge at 10:29 AM on September 15, 2008


This muslin rumor is so damaging, I wonder if Obama will be able to selvage his reputation.
posted by lostburner at 8:55 PM on September 15, 2008


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