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McCain Visits Syria

 
 
Reply Tue 28 May, 2013 08:45 am
SYRIA (The Borowitz Report)—During a meeting yesterday with Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), Syrian rebels told the senator that he still seemed “really bitter” about losing the 2008 election to President Obama and advised him to “get over it.”

After meeting with the Arizona senator in the border region near Turkey, a spokesman for the Syrian rebels told reporters that while they appreciated Sen. McCain’s support, “We were kind of uncomfortable with the place it was coming from.”

“It was pretty obvious to me and the other rebels that everything McCain was doing was just to get back at Obama,” the rebel spokesman said. “And we were like, look, that election was five years ago. It’s time to move on.”

Sen. McCain denied that his support of the Syrian rebels had anything to do with a personal vendetta against President Obama, but according to the rebel, “Every time he said ‘Obama,’ a vein in his head kind of bulged out.”

“The man is a simmering cauldron of rage,” the Syrian rebel said. “He needs to turn his anger toward Obama into something more positive. You can’t carry all of that hate around with you forever—it’s not healthy.”

For his part, Sen. McCain said that he was “finished” with the Syrian rebels and would now focus on starting a war with North Korea.
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RABEL222
 
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Reply Tue 28 May, 2013 10:01 am
@blueveinedthrobber,
Isent amazing that a Syrian can see this but the average american citizen is oblivious.
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 28 May, 2013 10:40 am
@blueveinedthrobber,
This was an onion report right?
blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Tue 28 May, 2013 10:45 am
borowitz
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 28 May, 2013 10:49 am
@blueveinedthrobber,
Shecky Borowitz?
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Moment-in-Time
 
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Reply Tue 28 May, 2013 04:31 pm
@farmerman,
Quote:

This was an onion report right?


It was satire. Someone was making a mockery of McCain; I'm surprised, though, that such a parody appeared in the reputable "New Yorker" magazine.
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 28 May, 2013 04:48 pm
@Moment-in-Time,
Well Shecky is a humorist and is pretty good.
Moment-in-Time
 
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Reply Tue 28 May, 2013 06:10 pm
@farmerman,
Quote:
Well Shecky is a humorist and is pretty good.


"Many a truth is spoken in jest." Truth be known, the satire was, in my humble opinion, nearly approaching the truth. Many McCain observers feel he's running out of steam and that the aging senator feels overshadowed....insignificant.... since losing in 2008 which in a way might attribute to his strange flare-ups directed at Ambassador Susan Rice....
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Tue 28 May, 2013 07:51 pm
I'm surprised anyone could take this so-called "report" seriously. It is so obviously a satire, just based on the language alone. A Syrian rebel referring to himself as "we rebels"? Or using the kind of slangy colloquial English that he's quoted as having said? The only fact in that "report" is that McCain did sneak across the border from Turkey and did meet with some of the opposition leaders. I don't think anyone knows for sure just what was said.
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 28 May, 2013 07:59 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
who was serious? nobody. You need tolighten up a few tones.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 28 May, 2013 08:02 pm
What? Bump? Okay.
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Tue 28 May, 2013 08:02 pm
@farmerman,
Oh. I thought that was the reason you asked whether this was from The Onion, to make sure nobody took it as serious news. Oh well. I'm losing my sense of humor, I guess.
glitterbag
 
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Reply Tue 28 May, 2013 08:03 pm
@blueveinedthrobber,
Well, it was pretty funny, I liked the part about a vein bulging out in his head.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 28 May, 2013 08:06 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
No, I was trying to find out what was the source. I thought onion and BVT, it turned out hd already shown the byline in his first clip. His answer to me was short and TTP.
No Prol we need more humor in public affairs, oh wait, maybe that's the problem ---we have lotsa clowns but no one laughs at em .
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Tue 28 May, 2013 08:08 pm
@farmerman,
I think Will Rogers said something similar. Prob'ly Mark Twain too.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 28 May, 2013 09:40 pm
Lindsey Graham Tweets 'Dibs' On John McCain's Office 'If He Doesn't Make It Back' From Syria
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 29 May, 2013 03:33 am
@Lustig Andrei,
Lustig Andrei wrote:

I'm surprised anyone could take this so-called "report" seriously.


I've stopped being surprised by things like that. Remember when China's news agency believed the Onion's report on Kim Jong Un being man of the year?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 29 May, 2013 04:03 am
Credulity is an inexhaustible resource.
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revelette
 
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Reply Wed 29 May, 2013 09:03 am
@farmerman,
Quote:
This was an onion report right?


I think the following started me wondering, but I am usually slow at these satire things too.

Quote:
"And we were like, look, that election was five years ago. It’s time to move on.”


I could be wrong, don't really know, but those words don't seem to be words people from over there would use.
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Wed 29 May, 2013 08:21 pm
@RABEL222,
RABEL222 wrote:

Isent amazing that a Syrian can see this but the average american citizen is oblivious.


Obviously someone took it seriously.
 

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