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  • The Obama-Wanda Sykes Chilling Laugh Fest

    05/12/2009 4:02:50 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 12 replies · 1,094+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 12 | Leon de Winter
    A couple of years ago, Ayaan Hirsi Ali was having dinner at our house in Holland and we decided to watch a comedy show on TV. I believe the reason was that Wouter Bos, the leader of the Dutch Social Democrats and a colleague of Ayaan’s in parliament, was scheduled to appear on that show. The program featured stand-up comedians discussing the news, together with the well-known guest. And because Ayaan was an ongoing topic in Holland, they started talking about her. One of the comedians remarked: “Ayaan, she doesn’t have a clitoris, does she?” The audience laughed. And Wouter...
  • Do as they say, not as they do (Obama and Sykesgate)

    05/12/2009 4:16:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 955+ views
    Protein Wisdom ^ | May 11, 2009
    I honestly hadn’t given too much thought to Wanda Sykes’ rather predictably meanspirited attempts to skewer Rush Limbaugh at the correspondent’s dinner last evening — it being de rigeur these days for the wannabe edgy to take shots at Limbaugh, and to receive at least tacit official sanction for doing so. And the President’s reaction suggested that she’d done just that. Had I more respect for Obama, I’d have expressed surprise and revulsion. As it stands, however, I was hardly surprised — either by the joke and its venue, or by Obama’s ostensible approval. – This latest from the White...
  • Obama Laughs While Conservatives Attacked By Vile Black Lesbian

    05/12/2009 3:28:58 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 69 replies · 2,190+ views
    BOND Action, Inc. ^ | May 12, 2009 | Ermias Alemayehu
    Obama Laughs While Conservatives Attacked By Vile Black LesbianRev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Founder and President of BOND Action, Inc., released the following statement blasting President Barack Obama’s smiling endorsement of Wanda Sykes during her scathing attack against conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh. At a recent White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Sykes accused Limbaugh of treason and compared him to the terrorists of 9/11. She also said she hopes that Rush’s “kidney’s fail.” Sykes comments drew laughter from President Obama and most of the journalists in the room. The following is Rev. Peterson’s statement on this issue: “Wanda Sykes’ remarks...
  • Christopher Hitchens Rips Wanda Sykes: "The Black Dyke Got It Wrong"

    05/12/2009 2:18:27 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 20 replies · 1,981+ views
    Buried at the end of Chris Rovzar and Jada Yuan's fantastic White House Correspondents' Association Dinner party report is an incendiary quote from Christopher Hitchens about the evening's entertainment, comedienne Wanda Sykes: "The president should be squirming in his seat. Not smiling," he said. "The black dyke got it wrong. No one told her the rules." Rovzar and Yuan note that Hitchens was the "last man (barely) standing" of the evening. Other highlights of the always amusing NYMag writers' report include Jada Pinkett's face to face interaction with Tom Cruise, a shoe-less Meghan McCain, an allergy-stricken Elizabeth Banks, and several...
  • Who's afraid of Wanda Sykes? (Our Death Threats Don't Count!!)

    05/12/2009 12:25:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies · 2,568+ views
    Salon ^ | May 12, 2009 | Joan Walsh
    I love Wanda Sykes, I always have. I laughed out loud watching her White House Correspondents’ Dinner routine (on the Web; Salon has never attended that particular circle jerk of DC insularity; maybe someday we will!) Sure it was off-color and, um, slightly out there – but that’s the point. Or it used to be. Even if I didn’t already love Sykes, my point of view would be: Once a barely elected president who started a devastating war on false pretenses can joke about those pretenses at that same dinner (Remember Bush looking behind sofas for WMDs? ) it’s hard...
  • Gibbs on Sykes: On second thought, 9/11 isn’t an appropriate subject for humor

    05/11/2009 7:38:51 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 5 replies · 911+ views
    Hot Air ^ | May 11, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Isn’t it this guy’s job to convey Obama’s thinking to the media? Then how to explain this answer when we have video proof of The One merrily yukking it up during Sykes’s offending bit? Good lord, even Keith Olbermann thought it was “probably” in bad taste, which, coming from him about a fellow lefty, is tantamount to nuclear-hot outrage. Ben Shapiro said all that needs to be said about the fundamental cowardice of dumping on Republicans at Obama’s big debutante ball:
  • Say What? Keith Olbermann: "Wanda Sykes Crossed Line At White House Correspondents Dinner" (Video)

    05/11/2009 7:28:29 PM PDT · by DrGop0821 · 31 replies · 1,307+ views
    After drooling over Obama's "stand-up" comedy, Olbermann blasts Wanda Sykes over her comments on Rush Limbaugh. "Oh no! Not good, not about him, not when you mix in 9/11," says Olbermann.
  • Limbaugh avoids Sykes catfight

    05/11/2009 4:05:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 167 replies · 7,652+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 11, 2009 | Joseph Weber
    Conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh took the high road Monday following Wanda Sykes saying he is a terrorist and making other acerbic comments about him during a comedic routine at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner over the weekend. Talk-radio fans and political junkies buzzed in anticipation about what Mr. Limbaugh might say on his national, three-hour radio show. Instead of retaliating against Ms. Sykes, Mr. Limbaugh spent much of the show praising former Vice President Dick Cheney, who on Sunday was much kinder. "What motivates Dick Cheney," Mr. Limbaugh asked rhetorically numerous times during his show. "He has all...
  • Meghan McCain pulled diva act at White House Correspondents' dinner

    05/11/2009 2:23:44 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 54 replies · 2,315+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | May 11, 2009 | Lisa Gutierrez
    The New York Daily News reports that Meghan McCain daughter of Sen. John McCain, threw a tizzy at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday. She apparently lost it when she tried to get into the gala with only two tickets - and she had two friends with her. “The security guard sent her to talk to someone to sort out the situation, but Meghan got bratty and nastily told him, ‘We’ll just stand here then,’ like an insolent child,” a source told the paper. After dealing with the guard, she allegedly "muttered to her friends, ‘Does he even know...
  • White House Keeps Distance From Joke

    05/11/2009 4:51:47 PM PDT · by Baladas · 30 replies · 1,336+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2009 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (May 11) -- The White House is keeping its distance from an entertainer's joke comparing commentator Rush Limbaugh to a terrorist. Presidential spokesman Robert Gibbs on Monday was asked for President Barack Obama's reaction to the joke by comic actress Wanda Sykes at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Association dinner. Obama took part in the event.
  • Meghan McCain a Real Pain at D.C. Dinner

    05/11/2009 6:38:19 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 108 replies · 4,068+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | May 11, 2009 | Staff Writer
    Political blogger Meghan McCain isn’t exactly the toast of D.C. right now. Sen. John McCain’s daughter — who writes online for The Daily Beast and will soon release a book about life as a Republican — lost it after getting stopped by security when she arrived at the White House Correspondents dinner Saturday. The problem? She had only two tickets, but brought two friends. “The security guard sent her to talk to someone to sort out the situation, but Meghan got bratty and nastily told him, ‘We’ll just stand here then,’ like an insolent child,” our source said, adding that...
  • Wanda Sykes’ Gutless Performance

    05/11/2009 4:19:52 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 37 replies · 2,061+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | May 11th 2009 at 4:41 | Ben Shapiro
    Wanda Sykes is the most gutless and feckless performer ever to grace the White House Correspondents Dinner. Sykes, for those who haven’t seen her stellar work in gems like Over the Hedge, is a militant lesbian with a grating voice and an obnoxious strut. Well, apparently she’s not so proud to be gay. Because when given the opportunity to make jokes about the nation’s leading proponent of opposite-sex marriage, President Barack Obama, she said precisely nothing. Meanwhile, she saved her real ire for non-governmental figures like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. To Obama’s hysterical laughter, she said that she hoped...
  • Video: Gibbs Disses Sykes

    05/11/2009 4:27:49 PM PDT · by careyb · 10 replies · 734+ views
    Robert Gibbs ^ | 5/10/09 | Robert Gibbs
    Not pleased with joking about 9/11.
  • Obama Likes Wanda Sykes Joke About Rush Limbaugh — ‘I Hope His Kidneys Fail’

    05/11/2009 5:56:11 AM PDT · by Scythian · 20 replies · 1,418+ views
    Sick
  • The Lesbian Who Loved A Man: Wanda Sykes Is Hot for Barry & Cold for Rush and Cheney

    05/11/2009 7:01:23 AM PDT · by big black dog · 43 replies · 1,897+ views
    RedStaate ^ | Erick Erickson
    By now you have probably read about Wanda Sykes’ comments at the Correspondents Dinner. It is the first time in recorded history a lesbian has stood before America’s media elite and performed oral favors on a man — and not just any man. She did so to the President of the United States. It was a Lewinsky moment without the cigar and stained dress. Never mind that the American media elite would never dream of inviting anyone to speak at the Correspondents Dinner who supported a Republican. But the fawning hagiography to Obama continues. And it does so with some...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Thread - Monday, May 11, 2009

    05/11/2009 8:03:39 AM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 138 replies · 5,348+ views
    The EIB Network ^ | 05/11/09 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • David Feherty shouldn't get pass for tasteless joke - but neither should Wanda Sykes

    05/11/2009 8:06:19 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 35 replies · 1,524+ views
    DailyNews ^ | May 11th 2009, | Mike Lupica
    Here is what David Feherty, a golf guy who poses no threat to the memory of Lenny Bruce, wrote in a Dallas magazine recently: "If you gave any U.S. soldier a gun with two bullets in it, and he found himself in an elevator with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Osama Bin Laden, there's a good chance that Nancy Pelosi would get shot twice, and Harry Reid and Bin Laden would be strangled to death." Not funny. An old joke, tastelessly retold.
  • The Audacity of Joke

    05/11/2009 9:58:42 AM PDT · by thomas16 · 13 replies · 1,206+ views
    The Gawker ^ | May 11, 2009 | the cajun boy
    ....And naturally the wingnuts over at the bastion of intelligentsia that is Free Republic had lots to say, this coming from "Las Vegas Ron"... The good news is that stuff like this takes its toll, and not on the objects of attack. I don't know if Obama realizes it, but he is generating racial tension. After reading how his pick to lead the US Forest Service had no previous USFS background, a fellow commented, "Why do I expect he's black?" I thought it was in poor taste, but then, sure enough - the pick is a black man known for...
  • Robert Gibbs on Wanda Sykes: 9/11 is not 'comedy'

    05/11/2009 11:18:26 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 73 replies · 3,633+ views
    Gibbs on Sykes: 9/11 is not 'comedy' By: Alexander Burns May 11, 2009 02:01 PM EST In his daily briefing Monday, Robert Gibbs distanced the president from comedian Wanda Sykes’ joke comparing Rush Limbaugh to a 9/11 hijacker at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. "I don't know how the guests get booked,” Gibbs said, adding that he hadn’t “talked specifically” with Obama about Sykes’ crack. “I think there are a lot of topics that are better left for serious reflection rather than comedy. I think there's no doubt 9/11 is part of that,” Gibbs continued.
  • White House not laughing about Sept. 11 joke

    05/11/2009 1:03:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 80 replies · 2,963+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2009
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is keeping its distance from an entertainer's joke comparing commentator Rush Limbaugh to a terrorist. Presidential spokesman Robert Gibbs on Monday was asked for President Barack Obama's reaction to the joke by comic actress Wanda Sykes at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Association dinner. Obama took part in the event. Sykes jabbed at Limbaugh for suggesting that he wants Obama to fail.
  • Wanda Sykes Was Funny (get over it) [Editorial]

    05/11/2009 1:19:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 92 replies · 2,812+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 5/11/09 | Yael T. Abouhalkah
    Oh, boy, Wanda Sykes is in trouble. That's what you get when you make fun of Rush Limbaugh. But while conservatives were screaming Monday, let's face it: Sykes said something mean but also funny about the right-leaning Limbaugh at the White House Correspondents Association dinner Saturday night. Boy, Rush Limbaugh said he hopes this administration fails – so you said you hope America fails ....To me, that's treason. He's not saying anything differently than what Osama bin Laden is saying. You know, you might want to look into this, sir, 'cause I think maybe Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker,...
  • Rush Limbaugh mum on Sykes' remarks

    05/11/2009 3:33:26 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies · 1,837+ views
    Limbaugh mum on Sykes By: Patrick Gavin May 11, 2009 04:59 PM EST Although comedian Wanda Sykes' remarks on Saturday about Rush Limbaugh continued to generate buzz, the radio talk show host avoided the topic during his Monday broadcast. During her routine, Sykes issued a sharp and controversial rebuke of Limbaugh: "Mr. President ... you've had your fair share of critics. ... Rush Limbaugh, one of your big critics, boy — Rush Limbaugh said he hopes this administration fails. So you’re saying, ‘I hope America fails.’ You’re like, ‘I don’t care about people losing their homes, their jobs or our...
  • Will the President Condemn Wanda Sykes, as he did with Bernie Mac?

    05/10/2009 7:08:35 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 42 replies · 2,775+ views
    Today, on ABC's This Week program with George Stephanopoulos, the panel praised the president's performance at the White House Correspondence dinner on Saturday. However, Sam Donaldson criticized a speech delivered by comedienne Wanda Sykes, saying she had crossed the line when she stated: "I think Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker on 9/11"; "I hope his kidneys fail" and that he "needs a waterboarding". [VIDEO] From ABC's This Week Program: Donaldson: What I liked about [Obama's speech] was that all the zingers.... were in the Gridiron tradition. They singed, but didn't burn. They weren't mean. [However], from what I saw...
  • Michael Steele Responds To Obama Ribbing: "Good Love Between Two Brothers" (Video)

    05/10/2009 6:44:05 PM PDT · by DrGop0821 · 51 replies · 1,677+ views
    RNC Chair Michael Steele responds to Barack Obama's joking at last night's White House Correspondents Dinner.
  • The Incredible Arrogance of Obama

    05/10/2009 8:26:37 AM PDT · by paustin110 · 19 replies · 1,193+ views
    Obama has asked that no tourists be allowed to tour Normandy that day because HE will be there. It's the 65th anniversary of D-Day and he doesn't want to let anybody else in. You have Wanda Sykes at the Nerd Prom last night telling people that Rush Limbaugh ought to be tried for treason because he said he hopes Obama fails. Okay, she's a comedienne and can say crap like that. But when a President of the United States releases documents that endanger troops and national security, when he releases terrorists onto United States soil, when he alienates longtime allies...
  • President Obama and Wanda Sykes have forgotten a few things while laughing it up .

    05/10/2009 9:38:11 AM PDT · by Trueblackman · 29 replies · 2,027+ views
    myself | 10 May 2009 | Trueblackman
    As one who is suffering from Kidney Failure, I take great offense to Wanda Sykes joke of hoping that Rush suffers from Kidney Failure! I can tell you, I would not wish this crap on my worst enemy, you have to sit on a dialysis machine for 4 hours a day, 3 days a week. You pray that you can find a new Kidney(living donor or someone who dies) because there is usually a 5 year wait and the side effects are just a major pain in the butt, but for some reason and full of hate both Obama and...
  • Sykes Hopes Limbaugh's Kidneys Fail and Olbermann Waterboards Hannity

    05/10/2009 10:12:37 AM PDT · by Justaham · 25 replies · 1,114+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 5-10-09 | Noel Sheppard
    NewsBuster Tim Graham asked Saturday if comedienne Wanda Sykes, appearing at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, would really make fun of President Barack Obama or go all gentle. Well, the answer is likely worse than any of us could have imagined, for Sykes used this platform to attack conservatives rather than the person who is historically roasted at this event. In fact, her only real knocks on Obama were that he's constantly being photographed with his shirt off, and that if he screws up, everybody will blame it on "the half white guy!" After some respectful and largely...
  • Obama Suggests Title for Cheney’s Memoirs (video)

    05/10/2009 10:44:06 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 3 replies · 527+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | May 10, 2009
    Vermin-In-Chief Obama: "Dick Cheney was supposed to be here..."
  • Freep a Poll! (AOL. Obama's joke about VP Cheney ok?)

    05/10/2009 10:37:30 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 14 replies · 1,612+ views
    aol.com ^ | 5-10-09 | AOL
    What did you think of Obama's crack about former Vice President Dick Cheney? Thumbs up Thumbs down And 2 other questions
  • Nasty Rush Limbaugh jokes by Wanda Sykes - enjoyed by President Obama

    05/10/2009 12:08:35 PM PDT · by TalkRadioInsiders.com · 20 replies · 1,524+ views
    In a distasteful string of “jokes” (if you consider this funny), President Obama is seen laughing it up at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Wanda Sykes is delivering the punch lines. Jokes about Drugs, Kidney Failure, and water boarding…. Is this the best they have? Wow…. The video says it all:
  • Wanda Sykes: Rush Limbaugh is a mass murderering drug addict and I hope he dies (VIDEO)

    05/10/2009 1:02:45 PM PDT · by mfnorman · 44 replies · 1,642+ views
    In an attempt to be relevant, Wanda Sykes (a D-list so-called celebrity) accuses Rush Limbaugh of being the 20th hijacker and then goes on to wishing that his kidneys fail.
  • Obama Laughs as Comedian Calls Limbaugh the "20th Hijacker" and Wishes His "Kidneys Fail" - Video

    05/10/2009 3:54:03 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 31 replies · 1,422+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | May 10, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is unbelievable and disgraceful video of Wanda Sykes - a woman who is supposed to be a comedian - savaging Rush Limbaugh at the White House Correspondents Dinner last night as President Obama looked on and laughed. Here is what he found so funny: 1. She accuses Limbaugh of perhaps being the "20th hijacker who missed his flight because he was strung out on Oxycontin" simply because he does not want Obama's policies of socialism to succeed. Obama laughed as she made the pathetic comments. 2. She also said she hopes Limbaugh's "kidneys fail" since he does not want...
  • Katie Holmes Plays It Safe As She Covers Up In Frumpy Magnolia At Star-Studded White House Dinner

    05/10/2009 4:38:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 41 replies · 2,723+ views
    Dail Mail (UK) ^ | May 10th 2009
    Katie Holmes plays it safe as she covers up in frumpy magnolia at star-studded White House dinner [Pics of Hollywood for 0 in URL] By AMY OLIVER 10th May 2009 The world's top designers fall over themselves to offer her their clothes to wear, but for dinner at the White House last night Katie Holmes chose to go it alone. The 29-year-old chose to wear her own designs for the prestigious event - an ivory maxi-dress and mannish jacket selected from her Holmes-Yang collection, which has received mixed reviews from fashion critics. However, alongside the vibrant shocking pink of host...
  • Not funny: Barack Obama laughs at Wanda Sykes "joke" about wanting Rush Limbaugh dead

    05/10/2009 11:58:37 AM PDT · by fiodora · 92 replies · 3,361+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | May 10, 2009 at 17:51:55 | Toby Harnden
    What was Wanda Sykes thinking? Perhaps more to the point, what was President Barack Obama thinking when he laughed and smiled as the comedienne wished Rush Limbaugh dead? Although the Left is reporting her White House Correspondents' Dinner speech as "taking shots" at Limbaugh and mocking everyone, that's a gross misrepresentation of what turned into a hateful and disgusting diatribe. She then concluded: "Rush Limbaugh, I hope the country fails, I hope his kidneys fail, how about that? He needs a good waterboarding, that's what he needs." Obama seemed to think this bit was pretty hilarious, grinning and chuckling and...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 10 May 2009

    05/10/2009 5:13:25 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 173 replies · 8,647+ views
    Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces ^ | 10 May 2009 | Various driveby media television networks
    The Talk Shows Sunday, May 10, 2009 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Pakistan, the Taliban: U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus; the economy, bank solvency: former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.); panel: Bill Kristol, Mara Liasson, Kimberley Strassel, Juan Williams.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Afghanistan-Pakistan-U.S. relations, the Taliban: Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Former Vice President Dick Cheney.THIS WEEK (ABC): Afghanistan, Pakistan, closing Guantanamo Bay, torture: national security advisor Gen. James L. Jones Jr.; national security, GOP rebranding efforts: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.); round...
  • Obama pokes fun at himself, Dems and GOP

    05/10/2009 5:23:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 67 replies · 2,132+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2009 | Christine Simmons
    It was the hottest ticket in town, a black-tie dinner gathering of Washington's political and media elite but Dick Cheney couldn't make it. The former vice president was busy, President Barack Obama joked, working on his memoir "tentatively titled, How to Shoot Friends and Interrogate People.' " As the star attraction of Saturday night's star-studded annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner, Obama enjoyed poking fun at his critics and the Republican Party. But his own administration, in power for just over 100 days, was also a target of the president's playful digs and one-liners. "I believe my next hundred...
  • Wanda Sykes knock 'em dead at the White House Correspondents' Dinner [MegaBarf]

    05/10/2009 5:39:47 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 42 replies · 2,304+ views
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 5/9/09 | Ken Tucker
    ...Sykes dropped her sitcom impishness and was all-Wanda, all the time. In the line that drew gasps from the posh crowd, she attacked Rush Limbaugh for saying he hoped the President's policies would fail. "That's treason," she said. "That's not saying anything different from what Osama bin Laden is saying... I think maybe Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker but he was so strung out on Oxycontin he missed his flight." Yow. "Too much?" she asked rhetorically.
  • Obama the star at reporters' annual dinner

    05/10/2009 5:40:20 AM PDT · by Radio Free American? · 26 replies · 1,900+ views
    AP Yahoo! News ^ | 5-10-2009 | CHRISTINE SIMMONS
    WASHINGTON – It was the hottest ticket in town, a black-tie dinner gathering of Washington's political and media elite but Dick Cheney couldn't make it. The former vice president was busy, President Barack Obama joked, working on his memoir "tentatively titled, How to Shoot Friends and Interrogate People."
  • Obama prepares ground for newspaper bailout at White House Correspondents Dinner

    President Barack Obama ended on a serious note, pledging his undying support for journalists and specifically newspapers. President Obama spoke about media job losses and changes in the industry, then quoted Jefferson, “if he had the choice between Government with newspapers or newspapers without Government, he’d choose the latter.” The gushing was perhaps understandable at a press function, but it’s what he said next that foretold of a newspaper bailout. Obama told the crowd “Your ultimate success is essential to success of our democracy” before shortly saying “Government without a tough and vibrant media is not an option for the...
  • Obama Likes Wanda Sykes Joke About Rush Limbaugh — ‘I Hope His Kidneys Fail’

    05/10/2009 6:46:52 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 55 replies · 4,559+ views
    breitbart,tv ^ | breitbart.tv
    Video at link
  • Wanda Sykes: Maybe Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker

    05/10/2009 8:25:42 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 51 replies · 2,623+ views
    Hot Air ^ | May 10, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    /11 jokes comparing your political opponents to terrorists are very, very bad, except of course when they’re not. As Jim Treacher says: Nothing better than smug lefties saying I have no sense of humor over a joke they’d be SCREECHING about if it targeted one of their own. She goofed lewdly on Palin too, naturally; Breitbart has the video. According to the Hill, “Todd Palin and most of the guests at his table fell silent while other diners gasped and laughed.”
  • Heard the one about the president who cracks jokes about race and 9/11?

    05/10/2009 2:38:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies · 6,324+ views
    The London Guardian ^ | May 10, 2009 | Ewen MacAskill in Washington
    Judging by his 16-minute set, the tall, soberly dressed comedian who took to the stage of the Hilton Capital hotel on Saturday night is not likely to challenge Richard Pryor or Lenny Bruce as the king of American stand-up. But perhaps you don't expect moments of manic energy or bursts of obscene provocation when the man doing the gags also moonlights as the US president. Still, what Barack Obama's comedy debut, which came at the annual White House correspondents' dinner, lacked in filth and fury, it made up for with a series of occasionally biting one-liners that poked fun at...
  • Weekend Captionfest (Newsbusters link - AP still producing Obama Halo photos)

    05/10/2009 10:18:33 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 9 replies · 944+ views
    Associated Press photo of Pres. Barack Obama, May 6, 2009. http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb-staff/2009/05/08/weekend-captionfest
  • Obama Likes Wanda Sykes Joke About Rush Limbaugh — ‘I Hope His Kidneys Fail

    05/10/2009 5:11:25 AM PDT · by blueyon · 121 replies · 4,225+ views
    Obama Likes Wanda Sykes Joke About Rush Limbaugh — ‘I Hope His Kidneys Fail To think he is O,K, with that type of humor! Wishing death on someone. Outrages and of course if a republican had sat thru that there would be hell to pay.
  • Obama pokes fun of Republicans, Clinton, self at annual dinner

    05/09/2009 10:10:06 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 33 replies · 2,093+ views
    cnn. ^ | 38 minutes ago
    President Obama drew big laughs at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner Saturday, taking jabs at his administration, his Republican rivals and even himself. President Obama delivers some one-liners at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner on Saturday. President Obama delivers some one-liners at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner on Saturday. "I would like to talk about what my administration plans to achieve in the next 100 days," Obama said. "During the second 100 days, we will design, build and open a library dedicated to my first 100 days." He added later, "I believe that my next 100...
  • VIDEO: Full Hour and 45 Minutes of the White House Correspondents Dinner

    Watch full hour and 45 minutes of the WHCD: http://www.butasforme.com/2009/05/09/watch-c-span-live-2009-white-house-correspondents-dinner-with-bAlmost 3000 journalists, politicians and celebrities gathered at the Washington Hilton for the White House Correspondents’ Association Annual Dinner. The black-tie event included remarks by President Obama and comedian Wanda Sykes. At the annual dinner, current White House Correspondents’ Association president Jennifer Loven served as master of ceremonies. Michelle Obama presented youth scholarships and Brian Williams presented the White House Correspodents’ Association Awards.
  • Obama laughs at Rush "Oxycontin" jab

    05/09/2009 8:19:44 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 100 replies · 4,333+ views
    politico ^ | May 9, 2009 | Glenn Thrush
    Wanda Sykes isn't killing but she's getting some laughs -- and Obama was yukking it up until Sykes muttered the word "abstinence" and "Palin" in the same joke. He was back laughing when Sykes slammed Rush -- and hard -- for the hoping-Obama-will fail stuff. CSPAN was trained on the president when Sykes joked that Limbaugh was the "I think Rush Limbaugh was the 20th [Sept. 11th] hijacker, but he was so strung out on Oxycontin he missed his flight." Obama was chuckling -- while saying something to his dais mates -- and couldn't quite stop smiling even as he...
  • President Consults With Speech Writer At White House Correspondents Dinner (Video)

    05/09/2009 6:30:30 PM PDT · by DrGop0821 · 8 replies · 794+ views
    Barack Obama has a whispering moment with top speech writer Jon Favreau during the White House Correspondent's dinner. An anonymous and completely unreliable source says it was centered around which teleprompter would be in the line-up this evening.
  • Live Threaed. White House Correspondents Dinner

    05/09/2009 6:50:34 PM PDT · by CaptRon · 13 replies · 1,209+ views
    Didi a search and didn't see it posted.
  • President & First Lady Arrive At White House Correspondent's Dinner (Video)

    05/09/2009 6:25:15 PM PDT · by DrGop0821 · 25 replies · 891+ views
    Hail to the Chief, he's the Chief and needs hailing! Not.