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Captain Picard Facepalm Meme | I GET THE CNN-BASHING MEMES. I REALLY DO. BUT WHAT'S WITH ALL THE LIBERAL-BASHING MEMES IN GENERAL? | image tagged in memes,captain picard facepalm | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Putin Wink | THANK CNN | image tagged in putin wink | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
It's because CNN is acting straight out of the college liberal memes cranked up to 20. I don't deny conservatives say stupid stuff or that not all liberals are like that, but it has been a lot more prominent lately on the left.
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Steve Harvey Meme | CAN'T SEPARATE CNN FROM THE LIBERAL IDEOLOGY | image tagged in memes,steve harvey | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
It sucks I know! I can't separate the dumb stuff conservatives do from the ideology either. Just call out all the dumb stuff you see from both sides and you might feel better. I do.
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It's no secret that the imgflip community leans right.
Also, even when you disagree with conservative ideology, you kinda have to admit liberals (as a whole) do more stuff that is blatantly hypocritical. It's just an easier target.
Also, you're one of the few liberals on this site I've actually seen make logical arguements. Many of the other liberals on this site readily devolve into "snowflake temper tantrums." Admittedly, many of these could be trolls posing as liberals to make them look bad.
But in short, the site leans right and many liberals make it too easy.
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Thank you for the compliment. While I do agree that some liberals make it too easy to make fun of them, I believe hypocrisy is equal on both sides.
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Some say he clops with Dumb Dumb Sparkle, I we know is he's called the Stig Pony! Lol. (You do know the Brit show Top Gear, don't you?). :)
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I'm not into cars too much, but I'm familiar with that show :)
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Good! Just as long as you knew WTF I was talking about! Lol. :)
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I still don't know what a "stig pony" is referring to XD
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It refers to The Stig, their race car driver who does a timed lap to see whatever super car they're showing on that episode. They want to know what the fastest car is. The Stig doesn't speak, and they make him do crazy things sometimes, it's hilarious! Well, before they fired Jeremy Clarckston and James May and Richard Hammond left too! It sucks now! :(
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;D Top Gear was my favorite show. Clarkson, May, and Hammond are doing a new show on Amazon Prime called The Grand Tour. I haven't seen it myself despite having Prime, that's how lazy I am. Anyway, it was the funniest show on TV; it was a comedy show masquerading as a gear head show. :)
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It's pursuit of happiness, not provided with happiness. It's the land of equal opportunity, not equal outcomes.
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I strongly disagree that's liberal ideology as a whole is anti-American, but I agree with the text below
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Meanwhile, there are hundreds downright hateful of and telling falsehoods about conservatives in general and Trump in particular. There is a user on this site who is so blatant about it that he/she named him/herself "PoohHatesTrump." I don't see any criticism of those. Hate and lies are just that, no matter where they come from or are directed against.
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No, the same falsehoods repeated hundreds times.
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How so?
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Albert Einstein supposedly said, "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Libtardism has been shoving other people's money at problems for over 50 years and failing, yet when the failure is pointed out, they insist that the only reason is they haven't done enough of it, or used enough unwilling money. That's insane, and insisting on it is malignantly evil, hence, heinous mental disorder.
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But my liberalism is of the moderate variety, which is what liberalism is all about in the first place; autonomy of the individual. I get as much disdain from the 'progressives' as I do hatred from the conservatives.

Put this out last week: imgflip.com/i/1s38hb
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They're upset because the left is starting to act like they have been acting for the last 8 years. Only thing is that they are afraid because the left is not afraid to use violence. That fact alone has shaken their core beliefs to the bone. They forget, it was the liberals that fought the Revolutionary War. The conservatives liked everything as it was, as subjects to the crown.
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Conservatives haven't figured out the difference, yet, between a liberal and a progressive. If you look at our history, everything that makes the country great was a Progressive idea. The Louisiana Purchase? Even at that bargain price, was far from a conservative idea, as was the annexation of Alaska. Freeing the slaves was not a conservative idea. In fact, it was the conservative Democrats (Dixiecrats) that fought it so hard that the country became embroiled in a bitter war.

In 1912, Teddy Roosevelt split from the Republican party because they had already gone to far to the right: one reason why he was so popular. The progressive faction of the GOP left the convention in disgust and convinced TR of running on a third party ticket. Thus was born the Progressive party. Check out their platform in 1912. It took nearly 100 years for their goals to be met, the last with the ACA, which conservatives have not been able to repeal, nor have they been able to replace it with anything better. Yes, TR was the Bernie of the times. Did that make Taft the Hillary? You could say that. Between the two men, they split the GOP vote of roughly 7.5 million, allowing Wilson to come in first place with over 6 million votes. Over the next century, everything in that progressive platform came to fruition. You can find that here:
http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/progressive-platform-of-1912/

What does a progressive do. He looks at what works and finds a way to adopt it for the betterment of his own country and its citizens. The last progressive thing the conservatives did was Ike's Interstate highway system. A heck of a lot better than the federal highway system for transporting, wouldn't you say? Where did he get the idea? Nazi Germany's Autobahn.
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If only the conservatives would give me a good argument in return I could handle all the virulence. There are a few who have given me a respectful listen, but usually it goes from disagreement to name-calling within a couple replies with most of the righties on imgflip.
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Likewise. They are swift to say talking points, but shy on information to back them up. Often, both sides. I'm a progressive, and try to look at multiple points of view. During the last election, I was constantly getting trounced because I looked at the issues and asked questions. So far, the only reason I got to vote for Hillary is because she isn't Trump and the only reason to vote for Trump was because he isn't Hillary. SMH. And, if you try to have an intelligent conversation, as you point out, they get into the name calling quickly. You picked a good quote from Orwell. "Ignorence is strength".
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The anti-CNN memes are framed in hypocritical ways; I mean, if Clinton had won - or even being that she lost - and progressives complained about Fox News their memes would be about liberal crybabies unable to face the 'truth'. There's undeniable proof that Russia attempted to influence the election and that Trump aides met with Russian functionaries before his inauguration, and there's NO proof of 3 million illegal votes in Clinton's favor, but one is 'fake news' and the other is undeniable proof of a Democratic conspiracy. It IS oh so Orwellian. :P
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Recall how upset the Right has been over the Kathy Griffin with the Trump severed head incident, but they never complained about the Obama "hangings" or even went out and bought the Obama shooting targets. Oh well, at least these are selling. Not cheap, but selling.

Now they are upset because of the violence "created" by the left. Something I've noticed in history: it's fine for conservatives to use liberals for target practice, but totally different when liberals do likewise. Nothing new. Look at the Coal wars of West Virginia. The Memorial Day Massacre in Chicago. Kent State. Occupy Wall Street.

They are surprised that the people they bully fight back.
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To be a modern conservative is to be a hypocrite. If you don't have any ideas that stand up to a real world test then you create ornate lies and obscurely threaten violence. In the end Trump is destroying his own movement with his stupidity. I just wish Griffin had stood up for her free speech more strongly.
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It's interesting that above, one such person refers to liberalism as a mental disease, but amazingly enough, studies have show that it is conservates that are mentally ill. see http://faculty.virginia.edu/haidtlab/jost.glaser.political-conservatism-as-motivated-social-cog.pdf. No study has been made to prove that of the liberal spectrum. At least, none that have earned any merit from national mental health organizations. One of the problems is the lack of maturity: One reason that they ignore facts, They create lies that substantiate their world view. Need an example? How many conservatives do you know that believe that the Trickle Down Theory works? I have yet to hear a single conservative say it was a big failure, a boondoggle to make the rich richer. Point out that in 1975, years before Reaganomics, the poverty rate in the US was at 12.3%. By 2010, with nearly 3 decades of trickle down economy of tax cuts for the rich, the poverty rate in the US had grown to 15.1%. Not bad, but far from good. Break it up and you'll see that 9.7% of whites lived in poverty in 1975 while in 2010, had skyrocketed to 31.0%. Blacks saw a drop in poverty rates, 31.3% in '75 to 27.4% in 2010. Hispanics saw a drop from 26.9% to 26.6%. That a conservative would say trickle down works, against those numbers shows they would rather lie than face reality. True, there are a lot of other factors involved, but trickle down never helped lower the poverty rate. Look at all of the deregulation that came about since then, especially in the financial quarters. And that's just the economy. Look at how, because a black man was president, they spent 8 years fighting the ACA. Now they're in power, with a president that promised he'd repeal and replace it with something better. Even conservatives in Congress are backing away from that. Why? They want reelected. Imagine their barnstorming next year when families with sick kids start showing up. No, the ACA is not perfect, and the conservatives were so focused on repealing it that they wasted 8 years that could have been spent improving it. Eventually, it will go to the single payer system, but probably not in my lifetime.
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I just break it down to: conservatism is motivated by hatred and the left by concern. Sometimes the left is overly concerned; one of the few criticisms of the left I admit is the attempt to create the nanny state. But all that said, I'm a liberal, not a leftist. It just seems that since there are no ideas behind conservatism, just the need to maintain the power of the few, that they have to try and twist liberal arguments around so that they appear to mean the opposite, so as to gain adherents who might otherwise see through the veils hiding the lack of substance. And, especially as evidenced right here on imgflip, conservatism seems to attract the loonier acolytes. Seriously, I never see a lefty make a crazed, unsubstantiated claim on here and then engage in a 'so's your mom' style of arguing. Sure, there are plenty of conservatives on here who can give an honest assessment of their beliefs and a good debate with me, but those tend to be the ones who come to it through geography or religious belief or the values their parents promoted, but those who verbally attack without logic or reason are definitely in the 'mental issues' category. Man, I have never experienced so much unqualified and crazed vehemence as on the pages of imgflip, which is saying a lot considering I live in Portland. But then again, lunacy thrives on a medium where anonymity in the norm.
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Bingo. Take the current line of reasoning behind the CNN memes "Blackmailing" Hanassholesolo. First off, it's not black mail. It barely borders on extortion. But they only point out that the guy made a meme about CNN. That's definitely not enough to extort a private citizen. So how could CNN extort, or blackmail, him? The release of his name WOULD put him at risk, and I'm surprised that nobody has already released it, using the same methods CNN used. Several people have already claimed as much. What the conservatives aren't telling is that his life would be in danger because of all of the other things he posted (now deleted) that were racist or anti-semantic. I understand screenshots are available from several sources of these posts.

Nanny state? That comes from both sides of the aisle, again. Ever hear of the "Blue Laws"? Read up on Nanny state involving the Ice Cream Sundae. Where I live, you can't buy a car or a trailer from a dealership on Sunday, nor can you purchase alcohol on that day. That liquor sales doesn't affect most people here, because we can just go just past the north side of town and buy beer and such in Michigan.

I won't even go into the sale of cannabis, but the only reason the right can give for it being illegal is that it's illegal. They won't go any further than that, even for the medical use of Marijuana. Their nanny state is one that promotes the wealth of the few over the good of the country. Imagine if there were a bordello close by your home. Nanny state. Porn shops used to have to fight tooth and nail for business space because conservative Nanny State regulations aimed to "protect our children" just like bars, liquor stores, and smoke shops do these days: even though kids aren't allowed in any of them. I'll tell you, the minute they use the phrase "Protect our children", you know there's BS behind it. All it ends up doing, in the long run, is bolster the illegal aspects of the business. Compare the hookers locally to those that work in legit shops in Nevada. There's a reason "easy" and "Diseasy" rhyme.
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Oh - and pot is legal in Oregon. Not one problem have I heard of in a year-and-a-half...
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Red State Indiana, here. Not even allowed Medical Marijane. Could use some of the oil on my back right now. The humidity here is killing the arthritis in my spine. But the conservatives in this state won't even let medical MJ in. The liberals have tried to get it passed, but the conservatives believe that it will turn our children into junkies. Legal here? not in my lifetime.

I know, I get wordy, (conservatives just hate that) but if I take a stance, I state some of the reasons why.

Conservatives don't seem to follow that line: at least, not the ones I've dealt with here. Maybe I only deal with the high school kids. they do love the ignorance is strength lifestyle.
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http://nypost.com/2016/06/09/science-says-liberal-beliefs-are-linked-to-pyschotic-traits/

https://www.louderwithcrowder.com/study-leftists-mentally-ill/
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Let's just put it this way, this isn't the rightforum for easy debate, but citing a libtard study, by a libtardedly biased school that fomes up with a libtarded conclusion, while rejecting several conflicting reports based on your bias, is spectacularly obtuse.
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I tried to avoid using a fake news, so lets just look at an actual study on it:

http://faculty.virginia.edu/haidtlab/jost.glaser.political-conservatism-as-motivated-social-cog.pdf

Give it a read. It's only 37 pages and very enlightening.

Oh, why would I consider the New York Post article fake news. One, for starters, they don't even link to the article that they are promoting. Standard fare with fake news. Two, as I read it, they are also discussing a scientific study, but fail to mention the name of the actual study. Three, the journal they discuss, the American Journal of Political Science is not a journal of psychology. I'll stick with the psych experts. Now, if the actual study is too much for you, I can point to a couple blogs that also cite the study and explain them in layman terms. Did you even bother to vent the link before you passed it on?
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Oh, I never meant any praise of the conservatives when I spoke of nanny state. I just assume conservatives wish to control people, and it has nothing to do with their own good. I just think the left tries to hard to dictate justice has to be this or the good has to be that (all for the right reasons, but wrong methods), while I believe you put up the basics in regulation to protect people from each other, let people be free to do what they want, and the best ideas and concepts will rise to the top. Individual freedom is just a advertising phrase to a conservative. To look good in elections. The individual is me and me only, and freedom is for those who look and think and believe what I do and make at least six figures.

What's weird is I know nothing about the CNN stuff. I don't get much info from the 'net and I haven't heard any mention of it outside of imgflip. Anyway, I'm off work until Monday so I won't be around much to enjoy all the boobs ranting on here. ;P
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Shoot, just look at the insults posted on this meme by conservatives. I wasn't being insulting, but they sure are.
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One reason why it would be nice if imgflip had a basic fee, even $1 a month, to sift out some of the 12 year olds trying to act like adults. It would also cut down on all if the alt accounts here.
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