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Biden Cracks Joke at Memorial Service for Slain Police Officer
Weekly Standard ^ | April 24, 2013 1:48 PM | Daniel Halper

Posted on 04/24/2013 11:06:27 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Edited on 04/24/2013 11:14:40 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Vice President Joe Biden made a joke today at the memorial service for slain MIT police officer Sean Collier:

"One of my favorite poets is Seamus Heaney," said Biden, who is of Irish descent. "I know the congressman thinks I always quote Irish poets because I'm Irish. That's not the reason I do it. I quote Irish poets because they're the best poets and that's the reason why," Biden deadpanned. "And the Collier family knows that, right?"

Biden continued, "But all kidding aside..."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: bho44; biden; bidengaffes; bidenquotes; halper; joebiden; leo; mit
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What class...........
1 posted on 04/24/2013 11:06:27 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Nachum

Ping.


2 posted on 04/24/2013 11:07:59 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Sub-Driver

Decorum. That’s what we’ve come to expect from Slow Joe. Not!


3 posted on 04/24/2013 11:08:21 AM PDT by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: Sub-Driver; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Biden continued, "But all kidding aside..."

"Take my dead wife, please!"

4 posted on 04/24/2013 11:09:08 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Sub-Driver

what a d!psh!t


5 posted on 04/24/2013 11:09:41 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Sub-Driver
Needs a straight jacket. This guy is a moron acting as VP.

FMCDH(BITS)

6 posted on 04/24/2013 11:10:26 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Sub-Driver

Everywhere JB is there’s a joke!


7 posted on 04/24/2013 11:10:41 AM PDT by wesagain (The God #Elohim# of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Biden continued, "But all kidding aside..."

That in and of itself means that Plugs Biden dropped a load in his pants. But judging from all the other pieces of garbage coming from this administration, absolutely nothing would surprise me.

Biden is a fool, probably mentally off his rocker, and should be a complete embarrassment to Washington, D.C.

I, for one, am totally and completely embarrassed by this administration . . . when in the hell will this be over?

8 posted on 04/24/2013 11:11:39 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Sub-Driver

That’s a joke? Not seeing the funny there even if it wasn’t a funeral.


9 posted on 04/24/2013 11:12:02 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Army Air Corps

Could you please make the titles correct?

Biden Cracks Joke at Memorial Service for Slain Police Officer Daniel Halper April 24, 2013 1:48 PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

BY DANIEL HALPER

Geeze! Reporters cause enough confusion on their own!!


10 posted on 04/24/2013 11:12:10 AM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Sub-Driver

Why is he speaking? I heard he was attending, but... Why would the family allow this?


11 posted on 04/24/2013 11:12:52 AM PDT by Sloth (Rather than a lesser Evil, I voted for Goode.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What a thoughtless, worthless POS!!!!!


12 posted on 04/24/2013 11:12:59 AM PDT by DickBrannigan (When did logic become reversed, and right became wrong, and wrong became right?)
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To: laweeks

Plugs is a drunk..


13 posted on 04/24/2013 11:13:46 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (Pray for our Republic...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Someplace in Delaware a village is missing their idiot.


14 posted on 04/24/2013 11:13:56 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t get it.

I made a funny quip during my eulogy for my sister. It was true, it was funny, and it helped tell a bit about how friendly my sister was. It got a knowing laugh.

This is just an odd rambling from an odd man.


15 posted on 04/24/2013 11:14:06 AM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ah yes, Joey me lad, you epitomize that fine Irish revolutionary song, “tis’ The Rising of the Moon....Bat”


16 posted on 04/24/2013 11:14:18 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: wesagain

Finally , I Can be Proud,,,
/s


17 posted on 04/24/2013 11:14:39 AM PDT by Big Red Badger (True Haters HATE Truth!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Whatta dork.


18 posted on 04/24/2013 11:14:54 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (DONATE!!)
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To: DickBrannigan

” What a thoughtless, worthless POS!!!!!”

Every day he breathes....


19 posted on 04/24/2013 11:15:29 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Sub-Driver
Just what is the joke?

I THINK I know the answer to my own question, but being half-Irish, I don't want to put it in writing, LOL.

Leni

20 posted on 04/24/2013 11:15:37 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Sub-Driver

“Stand up Sean!”


21 posted on 04/24/2013 11:15:40 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Sub-Driver

What. A. Total. ASS.


22 posted on 04/24/2013 11:17:07 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Mountain Mary
Plugs is a drunk..

Ya' mean he could actually sober up?

23 posted on 04/24/2013 11:17:44 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: The Great RJ

Someplace in Delaware a village is missing their idiot.

Most likely it’s Rehobeth Beach.


24 posted on 04/24/2013 11:17:51 AM PDT by stevecmd
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s always about Joe . . . he has to make himself the center of attention regardless of the tragedy or event.


25 posted on 04/24/2013 11:18:35 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s damned lucky I was not a relative of the slain officer. I would have stood up and told Biteme to sit down and STFU.


26 posted on 04/24/2013 11:19:14 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Does anyone think the morons who elected this crew not once, but TWICE, will vote for actual SANE adults next time out??

We are SOOOOOOO SCREWED.


27 posted on 04/24/2013 11:19:46 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (CONGRESS, GROW A PAIR. IMPEACH THE USURPER!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Just doing his job as Vice Attention Whore.


28 posted on 04/24/2013 11:20:21 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Sub-Driver

who invited him?


29 posted on 04/24/2013 11:20:54 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: 21twelve

It is one thing for a family member or close friend to share a funny memory of a lost loved one. It’s a totally different thing for an imbecile like Biteme to try to pass off this crap as humor for someone he doesn’t even know.


30 posted on 04/24/2013 11:21:27 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, to give him credit, you can’t really blame him if this was just a passing remark, and not part of a funeral speech.

And I give him credit for admiring Seamus Heaney. One of my favorite modern poets. I had the pleasure of meeting him and having dinner with him once when he visited New York.

I can’t seem to find some of the poems I remember, but here’s a good one:

The Otter by Seamus Heaney

When you plunged
The light of Tuscany wavered
And swung through the pool
From top to bottom.

I loved your wet head and smashing crawl,
Your fine swimmer’s back and shoulders
Surfacing and surfacing again
This year and every year since.

I sat dry-throated on the warm stones.
You were beyond me.
The mellowed clarities, the grape-deep air
Thinned and disappointed.

Thank God for the slow loadening,
When I hold you now
We are close and deep
As the atmosphere on water.

My two hands are plumbed water.
You are my palpable, lithe
Otter of memory
In the pool of the moment,

Turning to swim on your back,
Each silent, thigh-shaking kick
Re-tilting the light,
Heaving the cool at your neck.

And suddenly you’re out,
Back again, intent as ever,
Heavy and frisky in your freshened pelt,
Printing the stones.


31 posted on 04/24/2013 11:23:50 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: laweeks

“Plugs is a drunk..
Ya’ mean he could actually sober up? “

Wet Brain Syndrome.
http://www.the-alcoholism-guide.org/wet-brain.html


33 posted on 04/24/2013 11:24:47 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Sub-Driver
BA-DUM TISH! "But seriously, folks...HEY! What is this? An audience or an oil painting? I can hear ya' breathing. Thank you! Thank you! I'll be here all week! Don't forget to tip the waitress. Try the veal!"

Simply breathtaking incompetence, one heartbeat away from the Presidency.
34 posted on 04/24/2013 11:25:12 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: nothingnew
Howinhell would you unkink him enough to get a straight line out of jacket onto him, short of first putting him on the rack for a week or so?
35 posted on 04/24/2013 11:26:45 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Sub-Driver

Biden’s mouth is the reason that zero mostly keeps him out of the public eye.

It’s also the reason that zero doesn’t fear ever being assassinated. Biden would be a worse POTUS than zero . . . . . . . .

And, America doesn’t need to dig any deeper in the pit than we already have. IOW, we hit bottom with zero, and we don’t need to go any deeper.


36 posted on 04/24/2013 11:28:11 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

IGNORANT BASTARD!!!


37 posted on 04/24/2013 11:28:17 AM PDT by PLD (Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s a total idiot but everyone here knows it.


38 posted on 04/24/2013 11:28:23 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Sub-Driver

This guy is one heartbeat away from the Presidency..think of that when you go to sleep tonight..I dont know what’s worse, a Communist POS or an idiot..sometimes the lesser of two evils just doesn’t work


39 posted on 04/24/2013 11:32:53 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sub-Driver

Biden is an embarrassment to the human race.


40 posted on 04/24/2013 11:33:43 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“said Biden, who is of Irish descent.”

And people make jokes about Polish people being stupid.


41 posted on 04/24/2013 11:34:22 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Joe reaches a new low today. More to come tomorrow.


42 posted on 04/24/2013 11:38:47 AM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude
And people make jokes about Polish people being stupid.

No kidding.

Question: How many Poles does it take to unscrew Joe Biden?

Answer: There aren't enough Poles in the world to unscrew Joe Biden.

43 posted on 04/24/2013 11:42:58 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: laweeks

Biden is completely without decorum or dignity. He is a grab ass, is vulgar, makes passes at anyone in a skirt, considers himself God’s gift to womanhood, swears incessantly, lies, cheats and steals. Other than these minor faults he is a brilliant politician.


44 posted on 04/24/2013 11:43:27 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Better the devil we can destroy than the Judas we must tolerate.)
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To: MinuteGal
Re: # 20....again, I beseech all my fellow Irishers....just what IS the joke....I fail to get it.

Leni

45 posted on 04/24/2013 11:43:40 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Sub-Driver

Joe’s original plan:

“Hey, folks, how’s everyone doing? Yee-ha! What a beautiful day for a funeral, ain’t it? I hope everyone’s doing great today. I know I am. Nothing is better than giving a little talk for a dead guy. Anyway, wasn’t that one hell of a set of explosions at the Marathon? For some of the nearby shops, business was REALLY booming that day!! Bada-bing! There was so much smoke you could hardly see the runners. At first I thought some Irishman farted. And how ‘bout that old codger runner that got blown on his ass? He looked like he was bombed just before he went down. Bada-bing, bada-BOOM!! Ha, ha, ha!! That must have been a hell of a surprise. Probably blew his f-—ing ear drums out. That’s OK, he was probably deaf anyway. I bet he was happy he still had his legs. Hey, do we have any of those people who had their legs blown off in the audience? No? Oh, that’s too bad. I was going to have them stand up.”


46 posted on 04/24/2013 11:43:55 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: No Truce With Kings
Biden learned decorum from Kanye West. Lucky for all he didn't hide in the coffin and blast through it with a shotgun.
47 posted on 04/24/2013 11:49:00 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Impeachment insurance.


48 posted on 04/24/2013 11:50:07 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Sub-Driver
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49 posted on 04/24/2013 12:03:18 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Sub-Driver

Look at his face: he is a gin drunk


50 posted on 04/24/2013 12:05:48 PM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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