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  • Biographer Of Ted Kennedy--> He Loved Chappaquiddick Jokes

    08/28/2009 11:42:18 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 13 replies · 1,073+ views
    NPR/The Lid ^ | 8/28/09 | The Lid
    On the day of Senator Kennedy's death, this site published an article about the Democrats exploiting the Senator's death to push Obamacare. The title of the article, "Lets Kill Grandma for Teddy Kennedy," was met with some derision as some readers felt that it did not pay proper respect for the dead. The gallows humor sometimes displayed on this site is nothing compared to what the Senator used himself. Apparently one of his favorite humor subjects was Chappaquiddick, the incident 40 years ago where the Senator drove off a bridge, saved himself and allowed a young woman to die in...
  • Obama Calls for Gallows Humor - Here's Some For You

    04/06/2009 7:34:33 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 4 replies · 637+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | April 6, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    Perhaps The Dear Leader wouldn't find this one so funny.
  • President Chucklehead

    03/24/2009 4:37:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies · 2,113+ views ^ | March 24, 2009 | Lorie Byrd
    Last year during the presidential campaign, some comedians explained the reason there were so many more jokes being made on television about John McCain than Barack Obama was because nothing about Obama was funny.  The One was a bit too perfect and free of flaws to provide much fodder for joke writers.  Never mind that he had said there were 57 states.  Or that he frequently stammered through sections of speeches when his teleprompter malfunctioned.  Or any of the other mistakes he made.  Most of them received little media coverage and even less ridicule from comics.The New York Times even...
  • Kroft to Obama: Are you punch-drunk (Obama jokes about "gallows humor")

    03/22/2009 4:20:01 PM PDT · by RDTF · 619 replies · 35,700+ views
    Politico ^ | March 22, 2009 | Craig Gordon
    President Barack Obama said he believes the global financial system remains at risk of implosion with the failure of Citigroup or AIG, touching off “an even more destructive recession and potentially depression.” His remarks came in a “60 Minutes” interview in which he was pressed by an incredulous Steve Kroft for laughing and chuckling several times while discussing the perilous state of the world’s economy. “You're sitting here. And you're— you are laughing. You are laughing about some of these problems. Are people going to look at this and say, "I mean, he's sitting there just making jokes about money—”...
  • ****The Official Friday Silliness Thread****

    02/06/2009 4:38:06 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 80 replies · 3,520+ views
    No matter how much you cheat the government in taxes, you'll never get close to being even. Trust me. (Tim Geithner, Treasury Secretary's proverb) Good intentions make the most noise. (Proverb of Obama's Economic Recovery Team) All good things are either illegal, immoral, or lead to obesity. (Kennedy family proverb) Surely you can fool all the people all the time. (Proverb of the mainstream media) To err is human, and we use this faculty frequently and with much pleasure. (Proverb of the US Congress) All work and no pay makes Jack an exemplary citizen. (Proverb of Obama's Economic Recovery Team)...
  • What a great day in America

    11/05/2008 4:15:55 AM PST · by NonValueAdded · 55 replies · 1,888+ views
    MSM, various ^ | Nov 5, 2008 | NonValueAdded
    Obama gonna pay my mortgage, Obama gonna gas up my car, heck, Obama gonna wash my car, Obama gonna do my kids' homework, Obama gonna get my reparations, Obama gonna cure my cancer, Obama gonna make Christopher Reeve walk, Obama gonna give me free healthcare, Obama gonna increase my salary ...
  • Ahmedinejad A New Israeli TV Star (Hilarious Spoof For YES Cable Network Alert)

    06/12/2008 5:25:43 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 4 replies · 400+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/12/2008 | Dion Nissenbaum
    Israel's Yes TV satellite company is establishing a reputation for pushing the boundaries with its ads. Last year, Yes created a minor furor when it produced a commercial featuring faux-angry mobs of Orthodox Jews dancing in the streets to the tune of the Village People's "YMCA" to protest the cable company's new high definition television. The entertaining ad sparked protests, with one critic calling the ad "anti-Semitic." (You can see the ad here or here.) As a follow-up, Yes has just released a new ad likely to be just as controversial, but for entirely different reasons. The latest commercial, which...
  • U.S. car dealership draws criticism for flip 'jihad' ad

    09/25/2006 8:51:52 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 30 replies · 1,023+ views
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A car dealership's tongue-in-cheek radio advertisement declaring "a jihad on the automotive market," will not be changed, the company said, despite drawing sharp criticism that the ad's content is offensive to Muslims. Several stations rejected the spot from Dennis Mitsubishi, which boasts that sales representatives wearing "burqas" - the head-to-toe traditional dress for some Islamic women - will sell vehicles that can "comfortably seat 12 jihadists in the back." Jihad is a holy war waged by Muslims in defence of Islam. "We firmly believe the ad does not in any way disrespect any religion or culture,...
  • Soldier's Humor (I really love these guys)

    08/18/2006 1:27:57 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 36 replies · 980+ views
    me ^ | 8/18/06
    Self explanatory: Muzzle brake on 50 cal: And my favorite:
  • George Carlin on Katrina (funny)

    10/07/2005 6:16:59 AM PDT · by Uncledave · 66 replies · 6,323+ views
    email going around
    Been sitting here with my ass in a wad, wanting to speak out about the bullshit going on in New Orleans. For the people of New Orleans... First we would like to say, Sorry for your loss. With that said, Lets go through a few hurricane rules: (Unlike an earthquake, we know it's coming) #1. A mandatory evacuation means just that..Get the hell out. Don't blame the Government after they tell you to go. If they hadn't said anything, I can see the argument. They said get out... if you didn't, it's your fault, not theirs. (We don't want to...
  • 'CAUTION Low Flying Planes' sign at 9-11 site meant as art

    05/14/2003 2:34:00 PM PDT · by Eric Esot · 13 replies · 164+ views ^ | May. 14, 2003 | AP
    <p>NEW YORK - A New York artist says he didn't mean to be offensive. But some people near Ground Zero don't appreciate James Peterson's latest work.</p> <p>He's painted a fake "CAUTION Low Flying Planes" sign on a building near Ground Zero.</p>
  • Artist Paints Fake 'Low Flying Planes' Sign Near Ground Zero

    05/13/2003 5:12:58 PM PDT · by Sweet_Sunflower29 · 76 replies · 207+ views ^ | May 13, 2003
    An artist who painted a fake "CAUTION Low Flying Planes" sign on a building near ground zero said Tuesday that he did not mean to offend anyone. "If you take a low humor view of it, that's really in your mind, not mine," said artist James Peterson, who titled his acrylic-on-brick work "Caution: 2003." "It wasn't meant to be offensive." But the painting, which includes an image of a flickering flame, has angered neighbors and provoked complaints to the city Landmarks Preservation Commission. City Hall spokeswoman Lark Anton said a letter went out to the building's owner to remove the...
  • Prosecutors' Morbid Neckties Add to Criticism

    01/05/2003 8:59:07 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 71 replies · 412+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 01-05-03 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
    Picture credit:Jonathan Cohen for The New York Times Lawrence Jacobs, whose son will be retried on capital murder charges, said prosecutors made light of the death penalty with their neckwear, which featured images of the Grim Reaper and a noose NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 3 — When Lawrence Jacobs walked into the courtroom a few weeks ago, he couldn't believe his eyes. There was a noose swinging from the prosecutor's chest. Mr. Jacobs's son is being tried on capital murder charges. The noose was on a necktie. Then he saw it again. This time two prosecutors were wearing ghoulish ties, one...