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Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon (Anyone Watching?)
MDA ^ | Labor Day Weekend 2009 | Jerry Lewis

Posted on 09/07/2009 2:26:45 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat

TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 27, 2009 – Fire up the barbies, and the flat screen TVs and join comedy legend Jerry Lewis for his 44th annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon this Labor Day weekend, Sept. 6-7.

“I’m determined to keep fighting for a cure for muscular dystrophy because my kids deserve to live long and healthy lives,” said Lewis, MDA’s national chairman and Telethon star.

(Excerpt) Read more at mda.org ...


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KEYWORDS: charity; jerrylewis; laborday; mda
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Getting good folks...I just watched Jerry Lewis take $380,000 from a Masonic Lodge called the "Tall Cedars".

Jerry Lewis told him his hat looked stupid.

Then, Lewis was being given info by his floor manager--and he just looked at her, looked at the audience and said, "It's like working with Eva Braun. She's got a swastika on her ass THIS BIG," as he spread his arms apart.

1 posted on 09/07/2009 2:26:45 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

That telethon is such a scam


2 posted on 09/07/2009 2:28:57 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom ;))
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Despite Jerry's hilarious (or boorish, depending on your mood) behavior, you can donate to MDA on this link:

DONATE TO JERRY'S KIDS

3 posted on 09/07/2009 2:29:12 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: al baby

Hows that, al?


4 posted on 09/07/2009 2:29:45 PM PDT by John W
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I put some $$ in a fireman’s boot today at a red light.


5 posted on 09/07/2009 2:30:22 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Last time I visited Jerry's kids, they were rude and violent.

All I will donate to them is a spanking.

6 posted on 09/07/2009 2:30:44 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I was flipping by last night. It’s a good cause. I saw them playing a tape of George Burns and a tape of him winning an Oscar recently. Sometimes you kinda forget about this not thinking that oh yeah its Labor Day weekend.


7 posted on 09/07/2009 2:31:56 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (Only 7 more days till the hockey pre-season starts!!!!!!)
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To: humblegunner

Good grief. Could we just delete this thread before its eventual contents are posted everywhere purporting to represent “conservative” behavior?


8 posted on 09/07/2009 2:32:08 PM PDT by John W
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I’ve been in and out all day...it is painful watching Jerry Lewis....granted he’s 83 but still painful...


9 posted on 09/07/2009 2:32:30 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Years ago, I used to watch it 24/7. One year, Lewis was rude to the audience and kept calling women slang words like old broads. That was the last time I ever watched.


10 posted on 09/07/2009 2:33:31 PM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Muscular dystrophy is GENETIC and the only "cure" is to screen and prevent it. Curing it is like curing brown eyes or red hair. The trait is present in every cell of the body of the sufferer. God bless them, of course. Palliation is better than nothing.

These conditions are inherited, and the different muscular dystrophies follow various inheritance patterns. The best-known type, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), is inherited in an X-linked recessive pattern, meaning that the mutated gene that causes the disorder is located on the X chromosome, one of the two sex chromosomes, and is thus considered sex-linked. In males (who have only one X chromosome), one altered copy of the gene in each cell is sufficient to cause the condition. In females (who have two X chromosomes), a mutation must generally be present in both copies of the gene to cause the disorder (relatively rare exceptions, manifesting carriers, do occur due to dosage compensation/X-inactivation). Males are therefore affected by X-linked recessive disorders much more often than females. A characteristic of X-linked inheritance is that fathers cannot pass X-linked traits to their sons.

11 posted on 09/07/2009 2:34:28 PM PDT by Huebolt (Kill the boomers quickly and cheaply = O BUMMER CARE "take the pain medication")
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To: John W

The big bucks pays for those rich and wealthy researchers and their fat pensions. Very little goes to victims- overpriced camp( payoff), cheap equipment (used), quacky doctors doing check-ups (sorry nothing we can do for you). Wake up America!.


12 posted on 09/07/2009 2:36:34 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom ;))
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To: God luvs America

I remeber the old days when no less than 7 national and local networks carried the telethon. Now, just one. Granted I’ve always found JL to be a self important boor who get’s laughs at the deprecation of others but hey, he has contribited one helluva lot.


13 posted on 09/07/2009 2:37:38 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: bgill

If “old broads” offends your sensitivities, how in the world have you even lasted a minuscule seven months here on FR?


14 posted on 09/07/2009 2:37:48 PM PDT by John W
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To: al baby

OK, I’ll take your word for all that. Right.


15 posted on 09/07/2009 2:39:44 PM PDT by John W
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To: John W
You don't think it's offensive to call people old broards who are donating to your fundraiser?

JL is repulsive and gets paid very well to do what he does for MD.

16 posted on 09/07/2009 2:42:29 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: humblegunner

WTF???


17 posted on 09/07/2009 2:43:10 PM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: humblegunner

Howdy HG hope your having a good day


18 posted on 09/07/2009 2:44:42 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom ;))
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To: Recovering_Democrat

i checked in on the telethon twice today for only a few minutes. both times i was rewarded for my curiosity. 1st time a teenage magician was playing with scarves and said “now i say the magic words, that’s just like a man, i can’t say it’s just like a woman because that would be considered derogatory.” his tone was so dryly sarcastic, it was hilarious. a little later he said, “now i say the magic words, affirmative action.” this was accompanied by an eyeroll that was perfect.
second time i looked in i was awed by the Las Vegas Mass choir performance. those folks were fantastic.


19 posted on 09/07/2009 2:44:58 PM PDT by madamemayhem (defeat isn't getting knocked down, it's not getting back up)
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To: al baby
That telethon is such a scam

That's it ? Make a statement without giving an explanation or providing evidence for it ?
20 posted on 09/07/2009 2:45:26 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: al baby
Howdy HG hope your having a good day

I'm having a scrum-dilly-umptious day!

And you do it too!

21 posted on 09/07/2009 2:46:58 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

Is that you, Mr. Rickles, ya hockey puck?


22 posted on 09/07/2009 2:47:27 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler ("People are idiots." -Thomas A. Caswell)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just my Opinion from my mil experience with it


23 posted on 09/07/2009 2:48:05 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom ;))
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To: Recovering_Democrat

This thread is more entertaining than I remember the telethon to be...


24 posted on 09/07/2009 2:49:12 PM PDT by LostInBayport (Shiny, pre-printed, mass-produced signs in the Obama font at town halls do not scream 'grass roots')
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To: al baby

It’s sad.

I admire Jerry Lewis for I believe genuinely wanting to help kids out.

Fact is, none of anyone ‘working’ to ‘cure’ MD or any other thing, do not wnat the cure to be found. Scientists might want it to have the honor of curing something, but the people that run these companies and labs don’t. They are all out of jobs if they do find a cure.

This stuff is all a scam with ignorant, genuinely concerned people fronting them. Nobody works to put themselves out of business.


25 posted on 09/07/2009 2:50:30 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I wonder if they did a tribute to Ed McMahon?


26 posted on 09/07/2009 2:51:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Secret Agent Man

Yep, and Big Oil has that 400 mpg fuel injection system buried in their back yard.


27 posted on 09/07/2009 2:52:13 PM PDT by John W
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To: dfwgator

Yes.


28 posted on 09/07/2009 2:52:54 PM PDT by John W
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To: Recovering_Democrat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=CA&hl=en&v=B_908RQJ-j4


29 posted on 09/07/2009 2:53:08 PM PDT by mkjessup
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To: Recovering_Democrat
The American people decided in November that I’d never give a dime to charity again.

30 posted on 09/07/2009 2:54:59 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: John W

It’s a matter of good manners especially when you’re asking for favors.


31 posted on 09/07/2009 2:55:12 PM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: dfwgator

I wonder that too. I watched a little bit last night. Charo. My gosh that woman has got to be close to 70 years old and she still has so much energy.

Anyway, maybe they’ll do a tribute to Ed at the end of the show this year. They really should. He did the telethon for 41 years straight. Only Jerry Lewis has been on more often.


32 posted on 09/07/2009 2:56:26 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: bgill

Jerry Lewis has been doing essentially the same comedy routine for 60 years. You’ll live.


33 posted on 09/07/2009 2:56:56 PM PDT by John W
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I’ll tell ya John W.
And I’ll be nice.

Many years ago on Davis Island in downtown Tampa there was a great skate rental place.
They held events year round to raise money for “jerry’s Kids”. Raised about $10,000 and felt great about it.
Seems the folks responsible came to town and asked the folks to meet them at Burns Steakhouse where they could give them the check/

After that, the skate rental place started giving locally to charity.
Just my two cents.
It doesn’t get more 5 star than Burns and that just doesn’t sem to be the way to spend the money


34 posted on 09/07/2009 3:01:23 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (google; operation garden spot and REX84)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Naw, why bother? Obama is gonna kill alla Jerry’s kids off anyway.


35 posted on 09/07/2009 3:09:55 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: John W

sorry but al is correct...i’ve had friends working for both MDA and the Amercian Cancer Society... so little of that money actually does any good, it’s pathetic.. the bulk of the money goes for “administrative” costs, the rest going to line researchers pockets who have no real incentive to find a cure, since once they do, there goes their paycheck.


36 posted on 09/07/2009 3:13:30 PM PDT by Awestruck (Now if we can only get the rest of the "republican" leaders to stand up to the liberals.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
As a child, I watched this religiously, keeping the TV on all night as I went to sleep.

But, that was back in the day when the Rat Pack were frequent guests, and actors from all the old and cheesy movies that I watched came on, and my Grandparents were still alive...

It seems that Jerry has outlived them all, and he's the only one left. Even Ed is gone.

-PJ

37 posted on 09/07/2009 3:13:51 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Comprehensive congressional reform legislation only yields incomprehensible bills that nobody reads.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Very early this morning, I happened on the telethon in time to see four guys (caucasian) who are a doo wop group. Don’t recall their group name, but they play in Las Vegas. They sounded just like the original group singing the song, I think it was one of Smokey Robinson’s.


38 posted on 09/07/2009 3:21:48 PM PDT by Mjaye (If this is where we wanted to end up, we all did everything perfectly.)
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Naw, why bother? Obama is gonna kill alla Jerry’s kids off anyway.

Uh Uh, give credit where credit is due - Obama and all democrats lining up in favor of Obamacare (Kennedycare - whatever), are in favor of cost costing, and we ALL know what that means in liberal-speak within their healthcare plan.

39 posted on 09/07/2009 3:23:08 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Kudos to Jerry Lewis.


40 posted on 09/07/2009 3:31:39 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (GIVE ME YOUR MONEY B***!! - President Obama)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Not Rickles, but Torme...Old Mel


41 posted on 09/07/2009 3:32:41 PM PDT by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

MDA’s not getting a penny from my family until they stop using some of their funds to support embryonic stem cell research.


42 posted on 09/07/2009 3:40:32 PM PDT by politicket (1 1/2 million attended Obama's coronation - only 14 missed work!)
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To: traderrob6

Relax, If “Mack Daddy the Zebra” gets his death care passed his death panel will just let those little children die or better yet causes them to die for the good of others.


43 posted on 09/07/2009 3:44:33 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: chiefqc
Harvest the organs, "Yeah, that's the ticket."
44 posted on 09/07/2009 3:55:56 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Recovering_Democrat
cry every year when he sings that song.
45 posted on 09/07/2009 3:56:41 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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"One year, Lewis was rude to the audience and kept calling women slang words like old broads. "

It's part of his shtick, like Don Rickles insulting people and calling them "hockey pucks." Maybe you're too young to know this?

46 posted on 09/07/2009 3:57:09 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: mass55th

I bet I’m older than you.


47 posted on 09/07/2009 4:07:09 PM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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One year, Lewis was rude to the audience and kept calling women slang words like old broads. That was the last time I ever watched.

But that's the best part! Bloads. Slags. One year he said "fags". Great stuff!

48 posted on 09/07/2009 4:27:01 PM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: bgill
"I bet I’m older than you."

I'm 62, so if you're older than that, you're older than dirt.

49 posted on 09/07/2009 4:50:52 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: al baby

you ignorance is showing


50 posted on 09/07/2009 5:54:27 PM PDT by The Wizard (Democrat Party: a criminal enterprise)
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