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Mark Steyn: Nobel Tops 'SNL' for Obama Joke
ocregister.com ^ | October 9, 2009 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 10/09/2009 6:03:13 PM PDT by kellynla

The most popular headline at the Real Clear Politics Web site the other day was: "Is Obama Becoming A Joke?" With brilliant comedic timing, the very next morning the Norwegians gave him the Nobel Peace Prize. Up next: His stunning victory in this year's Miss World contest. Dec. 12, Johannesburg. You read it here first.

For what, exactly, did he win the Nobel? As the president himself put it:

"When you look at my record, it's very clear what I have done so far. And that is nothing. Almost one year and nothing to show for it. You don't believe me? You think I'm making it up? Take a look at this checklist."

And up popped his record of accomplishment, reassuringly blank.

Oh, no, wait. That wasn't the real President Barack Obama. That was a comedian playing President Obama on "Saturday Night Live." And, for impressionable types who find it hard to tell the difference, CNN – in a broadcast first that should surely have its own category at the Emmys – performed an in-depth "reality check" of the SNL sketch. That's right: They fact-checked the jokes. Seriously. "How much truth is behind all the laughs? Stand by for our reality check," promised Wolf Blitzer, introducing his in-depth report with all the plonking earnestness so cherished by those hapless Americans stuck at Gate 73 for four hours with nothing to watch but the CNN airport channel. Given the network's ever more exhaustive absence of viewers among the non-flight-delayed demographic, perhaps Wolf could make it a regular series:

Who was that lady I saw you with last night?

That was no lady, that was my wife

(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: comedy; farce; joke; nobel; obama; snl; steyn
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1 posted on 10/09/2009 6:03:14 PM PDT by kellynla
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To: kellynla

CNN really needs to do a Fact Check on the committee’s decision.


2 posted on 10/09/2009 6:04:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (DUDE! Where's MY Nobel Peace Prize?)
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To: kellynla
Up next: His stunning victory in this year's Miss World contest. Dec. 12, Johannesburg.

3 posted on 10/09/2009 6:06:12 PM PDT by BenLurkin (Brave amateurs....they do their part.)
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To: kellynla

BTTT


4 posted on 10/09/2009 6:07:20 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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the deadline for Nobel nominations was way back on Feb. 1...Obama took office on Jan. 20. Gosh, it's so long ago now. What "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy" did he make in those first 12 days? Bowing to the Saudi king? Giving the British prime minister the Walmart discount box of "Twenty Classic Movies You've Seen A Thousand Times"? "Er, Barack, I've already seen these." "That's OK. They won't work in your DVD player anyway."
5 posted on 10/09/2009 6:08:10 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

“So, this black Illinois state representative walks into a bar...”

When the leftie Bush-haters in Oslo see Obama put more troops into Afghanistan (as I suspect he eventually will), will they want their Prize back?

Probably not, since they let Algore keep his even after being proven to be full of $#!t.


6 posted on 10/09/2009 6:09:29 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: kellynla

I would love to see SNL do a skit on CNN fact checking jokes and comedians. Tonite! CNN fact checks Ron White! Stay tuned for CNN’s exclusive fact check of Carrot Top!


7 posted on 10/09/2009 6:11:39 PM PDT by Arkinsaw
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To: BenLurkin

ROTFLMPO!


8 posted on 10/09/2009 6:11:58 PM PDT by GVnana ("Obama is incredibly naive and grossly egotistical." Sarkozy)
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To: GVnana

Everyone please vote for President Obama.

http://promo.espn.go.com/espn/contests/theheismanvote/2009/


9 posted on 10/09/2009 6:14:01 PM PDT by SoCalRight
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The Committee decision was a nice joke.
0 accepting it is a disgrace.


10 posted on 10/09/2009 6:16:21 PM PDT by omega4179 (pos approval rating -11)
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To: SoCalRight

YES!!


11 posted on 10/09/2009 6:17:08 PM PDT by omega4179 (pos approval rating -11)
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To: SoCalRight

Done! Thanks for the opportunity!!!!


12 posted on 10/09/2009 6:21:32 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: SoCalRight

Done.


13 posted on 10/09/2009 6:24:37 PM PDT by TigersEye (Everybody knows it's a spotted dog...)
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To: SoCalRight
LOL! I wrote-in Barack Obama and voted. Love it!

This should become a FReeper tradition!

14 posted on 10/09/2009 6:25:44 PM PDT by GVnana ("Obama is incredibly naive and grossly egotistical." Sarkozy)
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To: kellynla

"Is Obama Becoming A Joke?"


"First, I would like to thank the committee for locating my college thesis and transcripts..."

15 posted on 10/09/2009 6:26:15 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: kellynla
Gunga Dionne

OMG I almost fell off my chair! There is no one like Steyn

16 posted on 10/09/2009 6:26:45 PM PDT by McGavin999 (How's that change old Hopey Dope promised you working out?)
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To: kellynla

They need to reissue the Obama Chia head with the bonus Nobel Prize Medal around it’s neck. Honestly, that was the first thing I thought of when I heard the news. Those commercials crack me up.


17 posted on 10/09/2009 6:29:00 PM PDT by metalcor
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To: BenLurkin

Priceless....he must have wished for world peace, again!


18 posted on 10/09/2009 6:33:33 PM PDT by Republic
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To: kellynla

I have a book out of the library, and when I started reading it, I found a cardboard cutout of Wolf Blitzer that a previous borrower was using for a bookmark.


19 posted on 10/09/2009 6:43:16 PM PDT by Tax-chick (There is no "I" in "Tejano conjunto." It's all about the mission.)
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To: SoCalRight
Everyone please vote for President Obama.

http://promo.espn.go.com/espn/contests/theheismanvote/2009/


Barack Obama, QB, Washington (DC)

Done!
20 posted on 10/09/2009 6:49:41 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: kellynla
Steyn is fricking brilliant.

Why squander your presidency on trying to turn an economically moribund feudal backwater into a functioning nation state when you can turn a functioning nation state into an economically moribund feudal backwater?

21 posted on 10/09/2009 7:02:14 PM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: SoCalRight
"Everyone please vote for President Obama."

It's not working. I've personally voted for him at least 40 times, and he still isn't showing up on the list. The person with the fewest votes listed is AJ Green @74 - and I don't think that name has changed since I started voting earlier today.

22 posted on 10/09/2009 7:10:31 PM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: kellynla
Why squander your presidency on trying to turn an economically moribund feudal backwater into a functioning nation state when you can turn a functioning nation state into an economically moribund feudal backwater?...indeed....
23 posted on 10/09/2009 7:11:34 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Chipper
Why squander your presidency on trying to turn an economically moribund feudal backwater into a functioning nation state when you can turn a functioning nation state into an economically moribund feudal backwater?

I think that was just about my favorite line as well. Steyn rocks.

24 posted on 10/09/2009 7:13:10 PM PDT by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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To: kellynla
those hapless Americans stuck at Gate 73 for four hours with nothing to watch but the CNN airport channel

NO CHIT! The WORST thing about 9 hours in Orlando airport was CNN. Wait, the torture-chamber chairs were the worst, but CNN was NEXT WORST.

25 posted on 10/09/2009 7:22:45 PM PDT by Tax-chick (There is no "I" in "Tejano conjunto." It's all about the mission.)
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To: kellynla
Why squander your presidency on trying to turn an economically moribund feudal backwater into a functioning nation state when you can turn a functioning nation state into an economically moribund feudal backwater?

Money line. WTG, Mark!

26 posted on 10/09/2009 7:30:34 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: Tax-chick

That was no cutout. We’ve been looking for all over for Wolf and using the cutout on the set. Please return our newsreader — a few people are starting to suspect — CNN.


27 posted on 10/09/2009 7:34:14 PM PDT by FredZarguna (It looks just like a Telefunken U-47. In leather.)
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To: GVnana
ROTFLMPO!

I hear you can have it reattached.

28 posted on 10/09/2009 7:38:06 PM PDT by AZLiberty (Yes, Mr. Lennon, I do want a revolution.)
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To: FredZarguna

OH, dear! That’s why his hair was still so brown. It reminded me of the First Gulf War!

I’ll try to FAX him to CNN in the morning, after I see if the library’s going to charge me a fine.


29 posted on 10/09/2009 7:40:56 PM PDT by Tax-chick (There is no "I" in "Tejano conjunto." It's all about the mission.)
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To: AnnaZ; Chipper; kellynla
Why squander your presidency on trying to turn an economically moribund feudal backwater into a functioning nation state when you can turn a functioning nation state into an economically moribund feudal backwater?

A good line, but Steyn actually allowed himself to be upstaged with the inclusion of this infantile howler: "What are you building by maligning rather than creating discourses for workability?" No less hilarious because of its blinding cluelessness. This is the Plan Nine From Outer Space of punditry.

30 posted on 10/09/2009 7:42:09 PM PDT by FredZarguna (It looks just like a Telefunken U-47. In leather.)
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To: FredZarguna
"What are you building by maligning rather than creating discourses for workability?"

Content-Free Sentence Generator. Elizabeth Dole probably sold it to her after losing the Senate seat.

31 posted on 10/09/2009 7:47:06 PM PDT by Tax-chick (There is no "I" in "Tejano conjunto." It's all about the mission.)
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To: bigbob
"When the [lefty] Bush-haters in Oslo see Obama put more troops into Afghanistan (as I suspect he eventually will), will they want their Prize back?"

When the Iranians test their first nuke and they tell Obama, America and the rest of the world to bend over and take it, the Norway will probably give the Iranians a Noble "Peace Prize" too!

32 posted on 10/09/2009 7:51:22 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

I like Steyn’s idea.

“Up next: His stunning victory in this year’s Miss World contest. “


33 posted on 10/09/2009 8:14:32 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: BenLurkin

Yellow is a good color on him.


34 posted on 10/09/2009 8:18:03 PM PDT by Strzelec
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To: SoCalRight

I voted for Barak Hussein Obama (mmm, mmm, mmm)


35 posted on 10/09/2009 8:24:09 PM PDT by Rollee (The louder he proclaimed his honor, the faster we counted the silverware.)
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To: kellynla

The guy’s a genius.


36 posted on 10/09/2009 8:25:42 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: SoCalRight

I voted for Barak Hussein Obama (mmm, mmm, mmm)


37 posted on 10/09/2009 8:26:42 PM PDT by Rollee (The louder he proclaimed his honor, the faster we counted the silverware.)
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To: AZLiberty

P is for pajamas.


38 posted on 10/09/2009 8:29:01 PM PDT by GVnana ("Obama is incredibly naive and grossly egotistical." Sarkozy)
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To: SoCalRight

voted and bookmarked so I can vote every day, LOL! Thanks for posting that!


39 posted on 10/09/2009 8:41:11 PM PDT by Jodi (FUBO)
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To: kellynla

You wanna talk about Obozo being a joke? Try this ...

I just saw the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES in a TV commercial for Latino comedian George Lopez! Saw it on TNT during the Red Sox game.

If this ad was faked, it was flawless. My sense is that the ad was real, with Obozo standing there talking to Lopez.

He’s got time to film TV commercials and go on Letterman, but doesn’t have time to talk to his Afghanistan commander? God help us all!


40 posted on 10/09/2009 9:00:12 PM PDT by DNME (All your rights end when the next "national emergency" begins!)
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To: Tax-chick
Elizabeth Dole probably sold it to her after losing the Senate seat.

Ah yes. The woman the great Florence King [Steyn's only real competition among contemporary print commentators] referred to as the dreaded E. Dole-i. Glad to be shut of her, even if she represents what our Party Luminaries assure us is the only electable breed of Republican -- oddly -- with no irony whatsoever. Now if only her apparently demented husband could disappear from the political scene.

If the sentence has any meaning, one wonders if the intellectually hapless Miz Judi Romaine would've been capable of rendering it during the previous administration, when malignancy was the rule, and workable discourses were hardly the rage among leftist pundits...

41 posted on 10/09/2009 9:02:58 PM PDT by FredZarguna (It looks just like a Telefunken U-47. In leather.)
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To: SoCalRight

I think they must be on to you. I tried to enter Obama’s name and then click Vote Now, and the site is not responding.


42 posted on 10/09/2009 9:17:28 PM PDT by Rocky (OBAMA: Succeeding where bin Laden failed.)
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To: SoCalRight

Done. Let us know...


43 posted on 10/09/2009 9:19:23 PM PDT by MarMema (chains we can believe in)
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To: DNME

Yeaaaaaaaaaa, I just caught the end of the commercial...
so I don’t know what if anything was said by Obozo

Halos are lookin’ pretty good...we just might have a West Coast World Series...I know, I know...it is waaaaaaaay too early for that. LOL


44 posted on 10/09/2009 9:36:48 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla
BECOMING???
45 posted on 10/10/2009 4:51:12 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: SoCalRight

Yea!!!

0.00108% of the vote is in, and the winner is....


46 posted on 10/10/2009 4:54:11 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: SoCalRight

Oops

0.108% of the vote is in, and the winner is....


47 posted on 10/10/2009 4:54:41 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: kellynla

He REALLY deserves an Emmy for Best Unwavering Two-Screen Teleprompter Eye Contact.

If he has any dignity, he HAS to be embarrassed by this ‘prize’ of his. My old contention used to be ‘’He’d make a great fraternity prez, but no where close to being grown up enough to be POTUS.’’

I take it back about him being a great frat prez. I’m sooo embarrassed I once thought that.


48 posted on 10/10/2009 4:56:07 AM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (''If you look good and speak well, people will buy anything.'' - Criswell in ED WOOD.)
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To: BenLurkin

LOL - prety good Photoshop. And the tiara will do...for now.


49 posted on 10/10/2009 4:59:50 AM PDT by Puddleglum ("due to the record harvest, rationing will continue as usual")
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To: SoCalRight

voted


50 posted on 10/10/2009 5:01:13 AM PDT by Ditter
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