Christian Kerry video
October 28, 2004 9:09 AM   Subscribe

Is this for real? I got this off the (blocked to us in the UK) official George W Bush website. But I can't believe it is real. I got to the site by entering "georgewbush.org" without the www.
posted by donfactor (24 comments total)

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Bush's site is .com, not .org.
posted by dobbs at 9:11 AM on October 28, 2004


donfactor is smart like a cheney. bu-duh!
posted by quonsar at 9:13 AM on October 28, 2004


hello mcfly
posted by angry modem at 9:15 AM on October 28, 2004


You can't possibly be this fucking stupid.....
posted by Seth at 9:15 AM on October 28, 2004


Seth can't possibly be this fucking much of an ass...
posted by o2b at 9:22 AM on October 28, 2004


He's not stupid. He's just not American. Meaning, it wouldn't surprise him if such an ad were actually real. I mean, we do hear about some pretty dumb fucking things coming out of the USA. There is plenty of real shit going on in your election that causes an outsider's jaw to drop. Yeah, it would be a huge stretch if something this ridiculous were real... but, well, we're talking about America.
posted by dobbs at 9:26 AM on October 28, 2004


it's fake, but pushpoll phone calls to voters in the south are really saying Kerry will ban the Bible if elected. The phone rings in lower-middle-class West Virginia during a commercial break in prime-time TV: “You may be concerned to know that, if elected president, John Kerry will ban the Holy Bible in America.”
posted by amberglow at 9:27 AM on October 28, 2004


still pretty funny though
posted by fungible at 9:28 AM on October 28, 2004


That ad's been running around the clock down here in Florida. ;)
posted by wsg at 9:35 AM on October 28, 2004


"You can't possibly be this fucking stupid....."

Matt, have we completely given up on any standards in the Blue? Why? Why are we letting MeFi go to shit? Why are you doing nothing about it, Matt? Do you like the tone that is taking over MeFi increasingly every single day??
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:35 AM on October 28, 2004


I can understand how someone might mistake this for real. Dubya has nearly put The Onion out of business 'cause they can't imagine anything so stupid that he won't actually do it.

Damn, amberglow, if they would only call me I could ask them if that only applied to the King James version.
posted by nofundy at 9:36 AM on October 28, 2004


Well, first, he somehow thought the .org site was blocked from England, presumably based on the stellar thread from yesterday. Then he somehow didn't catch how it was obviously not the GWB site. Then he somehow didn't catch how utterly fake the video is. Then he somehow thought it was something that should be shared because it might be true. Then he somehow thought it would be a good FPP without bothering to check to see if it had any basis in reality. Actually, I'm amazed he actually accomplished so many things without thinking first.

To quote Will Ferrel:

"Are you English or retarded?"
posted by Seth at 9:37 AM on October 28, 2004


Seth is the Best of the Web.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 9:37 AM on October 28, 2004


haha, this video's great!
posted by Krrrlson at 9:43 AM on October 28, 2004


MCD, touche.

Unfortunately, the high road doesn't work. Tried it.
posted by Seth at 9:46 AM on October 28, 2004


Unfortunately, the high road doesn't work. Tried it.

And pray, what tiny bit of evidence would lead you to believe that the road you have chosen will work any better? Hmm?

Nothing?

That's what I thought.
posted by lodurr at 9:51 AM on October 28, 2004


your low road's not working either, and it sucks. You clearly have nothing to add to any thread you shit in, so why bother?
posted by amberglow at 9:52 AM on October 28, 2004


None of the above. I was trying to get around the block on the actual site and typed in org instead of com. In the back of my mind I think of com as standing for a commercial company. I should have stopped to think that the Republican party is rightly a com so that was stupid of me.
However, I was so pleased to get through to what appeared to be the blocked site I thought I would try to see if there was any content that warranted the block and I noticed the ad for the video with Kerry, and that struck me as pretty bizarre, especially with the star of david. So without looking further I had a look. Obviously, it was a fake, the voice over alone would have given that away but I was afraid it might get missed and this sort of thing ought to be seen for what it actually is. So I put it up.

And by the way, I am an American who has lived in the UK for thirty plus years. I moved here primarily because in England I was relieved to be away from the Reaganite, trickle-down insanity that had pervaded America and more recently happy to be across the sea from the antics of the religious right who still seem unable to mount an intelligable argument in favor of either their point of view or favored candidate.
posted by donfactor at 9:53 AM on October 28, 2004


Well, it's not even 10:00 AM here on sleepy Vancouver Island and I'm already pissed off.

Thanks for the subtle parody and witty repartée.
posted by 327.ca at 9:59 AM on October 28, 2004


Unfortunately, the high road doesn't work. Tried it.

You were so well-liked before; now that you've decided to deliberately be an asshole you're sure to get results!
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 10:01 AM on October 28, 2004


well I have to admit that this whole thing is pretty slap-on-the-forehead-dumb, but I remember when I found the .org and thought it was real - for a about 20 seconds. oh well. good video though

Seth is still a stupid, prickish, asshole.
posted by bob sarabia at 10:07 AM on October 28, 2004


There used to be feigned respectability here, now the insults are brazen and kind of, well, rude. What is up with the death of common decency?

What's up with giving people the benefit of the doubt? Why are people so PISSED OFF all the time?

Oh yeah, a Bush in the White House and a Dick a heartbeat away from world domination. Less than a week now. Less than a week.

It'll all be over soon, just sit back, relax and quitcherbitchin'! Or, at the very least, show some imagination when you feel compelled to insult someone.
posted by fenriq at 10:09 AM on October 28, 2004


Seth is still a stupid, prickish, asshole.
posted by bob sarabia at 10:07 AM PST on October 28


Hahahahaha. Thanks Bob, I really did need a good laugh this morning.

Call for you, Bob, its someone called Pot calling about a Kettle?
posted by fenriq at 10:19 AM on October 28, 2004


Actually, the video was pretty funny parody. So, thanks for the link. Don't let the pricks get you down.
posted by Outlawyr at 10:23 AM on October 28, 2004


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