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Did Joel McHale actually "out" Lindsay Graham at the WH Correspondents Dinner last night?
one man's opinion...

Posted on 05/04/2014 8:38:59 AM PDT by ken5050

Haven't seen any other comments on this, so I thought I'd ask others here what they thought. During his gig last night, Joel McHale appeared to "out" South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham.....(link below)


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He refers to Lindsay Graham playing Blanche DuBois in "A Streecar Named Desire.."

And then he follows it up by saying "Lindsay, if you're here now, you can drop character any time now.."

Is there another possible interpetation??

Here's the link..it starts at the 17:45 mark

He made several other jokes about sexual orientation earlier..so he wasn't worried about going there...but the reference to Graham seemed so pointed...is there another explanation? Maybe I'm missing something about the Blanche DuBois characterization..but I don't think so...it obviously means that Graham would be in drag..

1 posted on 05/04/2014 8:38:59 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: upchuck

FYI..list ping, please...and the gallery of images...


2 posted on 05/04/2014 8:39:33 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ken5050

3 posted on 05/04/2014 8:40:44 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

That is so, Not right..... back in the day they would call this a fairy or queer.


4 posted on 05/04/2014 8:42:58 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: ken5050

5 posted on 05/04/2014 8:43:10 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

My grandmother used the word “Peculiar”.


6 posted on 05/04/2014 8:43:56 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

But did he really do it?


7 posted on 05/04/2014 8:44:52 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ken5050

I don’t know. I was watching a baseball game.


8 posted on 05/04/2014 8:46:26 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Our Grandmothers must have gone to the same school.


9 posted on 05/04/2014 8:46:56 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: ken5050

Or you know he was just making a joke.


10 posted on 05/04/2014 8:47:31 AM PDT by discostu (Seriously, do we no longer do "phrasing"?!)
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To: ken5050

Aren’t you fobsmacked by the reality that our WQhite House is now hosting this degenerate obsession with sex and drugs? Do the remaining spiritually alive Americans just wag their heads and look the other way when such filth as this democrips party has installed in government at all levels reveals its degeneracy so openly and with no fear of consequence. Think about what that says about our now lack of taboo structure to define the society! The White House of little barry degenerate bastard boy hosting filth and degeneracy is a show that our society is now at this level of cesspool.


11 posted on 05/04/2014 8:49:06 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: cripplecreek
My grandmother used the word “Peculiar”.

I've always promised to never use negative terms such as Barbie hugging Broadway-showgirl tootsie-roll-eating lizard worshiper, a brown-wind-loving pole pushing vacuum-lipped anal warrior, a carrot-swallowing poodle owning skipping little hotdog-eater, a chalk-licking lavender sniffing cheeky merrymonkey pole-vaulter, a cigar smoking giggling little donut-puncher, a Crisco-hoarding, rainbow-prancing, Fucsia Puffed batty boy, a feminine-acting, stick-twiddling parade-marching ball-juggler, a gerbil-feeding flower sniffing rainbow-squatting bottoms-up boy, a giggling little donut-puncher, a glitter-loving tail-tickling Cleveland Steamer pooftah, a ham-slamming organ grinder, a latte-swilling, boy-texting pump-a-loaf bread-boffer, a limp-wristed prancing knob-jockey , a loafer-lightening grass-tickling pounder of fudge, a merrily-hopping NPR-listening musical-favoring chin-trauma patient, a merry delicate lightly-prancing dress-favoring protein-burper, a pearl-necklace adorned tumblebunny, so I wouldn't stoop to calling them names.

12 posted on 05/04/2014 8:49:58 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: cripplecreek

LOL, as in “Light in the Loafers.”


13 posted on 05/04/2014 8:50:47 AM PDT by Laslo Fripp (The Sybil of Free Republic)
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To: laweeks

I’m partial to “Turd Burglar” and “Rug Bumper”.


14 posted on 05/04/2014 8:51:09 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Dude..I gave you a linkee...


15 posted on 05/04/2014 8:51:34 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: discostu
Or you know he was just making a joke.

That's right; a joke. To which the audience gave a larger chortle/laugh. Why?
16 posted on 05/04/2014 8:53:33 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: MHGinTN

Maybe j-z will give him an honorary 5% medallion to wear. Pretty much goes along with what jerry wright was preaching to the obies all those years and the BLT guide book. I can’t believe how divided and hatefilled this country has become over the last 6 years. And it’s only getting worse there mr. uniter. Right on the path for a war between the will do’s and the won’t do’s. aka makers and takers. And it’s mostly from the “progs”.


17 posted on 05/04/2014 8:54:35 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Resettozero

Why not? Americans generally find the “we all know you’re gay so stop pretending” line of humor pretty funny. And actually we tend to like it more when people DON’T think the target is gay, it’s more absurdist then.


18 posted on 05/04/2014 8:56:59 AM PDT by discostu (Seriously, do we no longer do "phrasing"?!)
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To: ken5050

I don’t know about outing him. Its pretty much assumed.


19 posted on 05/04/2014 8:58:01 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: ken5050

I thought he “outed” him.


20 posted on 05/04/2014 8:59:09 AM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: cripplecreek

And back in the day whole society would not tolerate that kind of thing.


21 posted on 05/04/2014 9:04:53 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: discostu
Why not? Americans generally find the “we all know you’re gay so stop pretending” line of humor pretty funny. And actually we tend to like it more when people DON’T think the target is gay, it’s more absurdist then.

I see your rationale and can imagine why you are defending Graham.
22 posted on 05/04/2014 9:05:44 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: cripplecreek; ken5050

hmmm...tough question, Stanley Kowalski or Blanche DuBois...Lindsey seems more like...more like...am I allowed to say an anorexic Truman Capote?

23 posted on 05/04/2014 9:07:20 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Resettozero

I’m not defending anybody, just pointing out that the vast majority of the time a cigar really is just a cigar. Joel made a lot of gay jokes in his set, and people laughed at all of them, getting suspicious that one was an “outing” is kind of silly. I don’t know and don’t care if Graham is gay, it’s his voting record I oppose and that gets neither better or worse with who he beds. It’s a joke, just a joke, reading more into it is just sad obsessive behavior.


24 posted on 05/04/2014 9:09:09 AM PDT by discostu (Seriously, do we no longer do "phrasing"?!)
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To: rktman
Maybe j-z will give him an honorary 5% medallion to wear. Pretty much goes along with what jerry wright was preaching to the obies all those years and the BLT guide book. I can’t believe how divided and hatefilled this country has become over the last 6 years. And it’s only getting worse there mr. uniter. Right on the path for a war between the will do’s and the won’t do’s. aka makers and takers. And it’s mostly from the “progs”.

Got every bit of that, except the part about bacon-lettuce-tomato guide book.
25 posted on 05/04/2014 9:09:31 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: discostu
t’s a joke, just a joke, reading more into it is just sad obsessive behavior.

No sale. But thanks for the accusation; it simplifies matters a lot.
26 posted on 05/04/2014 9:11:11 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: ken5050

Maybe Graham just says, “Oh, my!” a lot.


27 posted on 05/04/2014 9:12:13 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: ken5050

The problem I have with this is that it’s OK to go after Lindsey’s sexuality at a public forum like the WH Correspondents Dinner. What would happen at the same dinner if somebody joked about thunder-thighs and her taste in women?


28 posted on 05/04/2014 9:14:29 AM PDT by vekzen
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To: Resettozero

I also made no accusations. You see a lot of things that aren’t there.


29 posted on 05/04/2014 9:15:20 AM PDT by discostu (Seriously, do we no longer do "phrasing"?!)
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To: laweeks

Oh my! In my almost 80 years I am learning new words. I will not use them however. Peculiar is good enough for me.


30 posted on 05/04/2014 9:17:19 AM PDT by ruesrose (The Anchor Holds)
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To: ken5050
Uber RINO Lindsey Ping
"Republican by day, Democrat by night."


Want on or off this ping list?
Just FReepmail me.

h/t to martin_fierro for the graphic

Okay ping list... all together now...
Fairie

31 posted on 05/04/2014 9:20:41 AM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: ken5050
Were Katt Williams and Andrew "Dice" Clay too busy to host? And how could his constituents not know? I knew the first time I heard him talk, just like Charles Nelson Reilly, Liberace or Paul Lynde.
32 posted on 05/04/2014 9:21:04 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: discostu
"It’s a joke, just a joke, reading more into it is just sad obsessive behavior." I also made no accusations. You see a lot of things that aren’t there.

Disingenuous response and very sad obsessive behavior. What else am I seeing that isn't "there"?
33 posted on 05/04/2014 9:26:30 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: ken5050

Did anyone watch the Kentucky Derby???

That Johnny person ... I guess anything goes now.


34 posted on 05/04/2014 9:26:35 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Resettozero

LOL! Black Liberation Theology. Talk about racist. WOW! If you get a chance to look into it you’ll see the evil that the lyin’king supposedly never heard in all those years sitting before the rev. wright.


35 posted on 05/04/2014 9:35:37 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman
The racists running this regime are dancing to a tune they do not comprehend in it scope of evil, IMHO. I believe the globalist oligarchs are setting America up for a collapse which will wipe out the vast majority of the dependents now living on the government dole, by use of starvation, disease, and mayhem. Such a collapse will drain the resistance strength of those who oppose such evil.

I am convinced that the MRAPs and billions of bullets are not staged for keeping peace, they are the tools destined (by the demonically inspired oligarchs) to be utilized when the starvation, disease and mayhem have reduced the population to 'more manageable numbers'.

But this reality is impossible to get to consciousness for the racist leadership and out of the question for the mass of government dependents because they now have been so enslaved and sequestered into cities that they cannot afford to awaken to their true enslavement and destruction destiny.

36 posted on 05/04/2014 9:37:52 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: Resettozero

That’s not an accusation of anything, just pointing out that your BEHAVIOR is overly focused on pointless things is a less than joyful way.


37 posted on 05/04/2014 9:38:39 AM PDT by discostu (Seriously, do we no longer do "phrasing"?!)
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To: MHGinTN

Ruh Roo! You used the word “enslaved” thereby proving that you too must be racist. LOL! :>}


38 posted on 05/04/2014 9:40:47 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: ken5050

It is an article of faith among Freepers to say that Lindsay Graham is a homosexual, based upon his personal behavior (he certainly doesn’t come across as a manly person) and the fact that he has never had a girlfriend relationship that we know of and remains unmarried in his 50s.

Yet, there is a good possibility that he is not a queer. People who are his age leave a trail of evidence (i.e., those with whom he has had “affairs” and people who know of his sexual proclivities), especially someone who has been in the public eye all these years. Yet, no one can point to any evidence.

Also, don’t you ever wonder why a political opponent has not come up with something to use in a campaign against him? It would be dynamite in a state such as South Carolina.

Folks, all you’re dealing with here is pure, unadulterated speculation.


39 posted on 05/04/2014 10:33:34 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: ken5050

Would you bet your farm Lindsey has never been with another male?
I wouldn’t bet a single spit.


40 posted on 05/04/2014 10:54:07 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: cripplecreek

My mama would have called him a “confirmed bachelor.”


41 posted on 05/04/2014 10:54:39 AM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: discostu
That’s not an accusation of anything, just pointing out that your BEHAVIOR is overly focused on pointless things is a less than joyful way.

That...is an accusation! You deceive only yourself in your denial. What you are trying to prove is unclear.

R2z

-30-
42 posted on 05/04/2014 11:22:24 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

What exactly am I supposedly accusing you of?


43 posted on 05/04/2014 11:27:42 AM PDT by discostu (Seriously, do we no longer do "phrasing"?!)
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To: OldPossum
Also, don’t you ever wonder why a political opponent has not come up with something to use in a campaign against him? It would be dynamite in a state such as South Carolina.

Folks, all you’re dealing with here is pure, unadulterated speculation.


I, for one, am not speculating. The original post concerns whether he had been outted at the dinner or was still in-the-closet.

Also, you greatly underestimate the totality of all media control by the S.C. one-party machine in Columbia. Their idea of "dynamiting" is to destroy a popular conservative Governor and I don't mean Haley.
44 posted on 05/04/2014 11:30:37 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: ken5050

I think Lindsy being a rump ranger is pretty much old news.


45 posted on 05/04/2014 11:31:29 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: discostu

Is there anyone in DC who doesn’t (wink, wink) know Graham’s leanings. That, IMO, would be the basis of the humor to the joke.


46 posted on 05/04/2014 11:33:23 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: catfish1957

As an illuminated Freemason, he almost has to be one.


47 posted on 05/04/2014 11:34:46 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

Was he “outed” as a democrat?


48 posted on 05/04/2014 12:19:55 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Resettozero

OTOH, can you imagine a reporter or news organization which would not want to grab a story like that and run with it?


49 posted on 05/04/2014 12:42:55 PM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: minnesota_bound

Like Obama was “outed” as a mozlom!


50 posted on 05/04/2014 1:11:42 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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