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  • LGBT Community angry about Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner Halloween Costume

    08/26/2015 5:49:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/26/2015 | NewsMachete
    I've already written about the Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume before, but that was before we got a chance to see the actual costume! For just a moment, look at what the LGBT reaction shows about the radical Left. After educating us that men can "feel" like a woman at any time in their lives you would think they would support such an effort on Halloween. Think of it as a one-night trial run! But liberals are incensed even by the very description of the product: The Jenner costume comes with a white padded top, matching shorts, a brunette wig,...
  • Spike TV to cut Clint Eastwood's Caitlyn Jenner joke

    06/08/2015 11:45:19 AM PDT · by dware · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06.08.2015 | Fox News
    Spike TV will cut out a joke Clint Eastwood cracked about Caitlyn Jenner at an award show on the network over the weekend, a rep for the network told USA Today.
  • Mel Brooks Blasts Political Correctness: 'Blazing Saddles' Couldn't Be Made Today

    05/11/2014 4:46:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 122 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | May 10, 2014 | John Nolte
    In an interview with Yahoo News surrounding the 40th anniversary of his comedic masterpiece "Blazing Saddles," co-writer/director Mel Brooks blasted present-day political correctness and says he was "lucky" to have made the film in the days when he still could: "They can't make that movie today because everybody's so politically correct. You know, the NAACP would stop a great movie that would do such a great service to black people because of the N-word," says Brooks. "You've got to really examine these things and see what's right and what's wrong. Politically correct is absolutely wrong. Because it inhibits the freedom...
  • Outrage over Outhouse Labeled 'Obama's Presidential Library'

    09/04/2013 4:19:42 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 64 replies
    Breitbart,com ^ | 9/4/2013 | JON DAVID KAHN
    TUCUMCARI, N.M. - Most Presidential libraries are constructed after the President completes his term. However, according to KOAT-ABC, a New Mexico man has determined the location for President Obama's library and has marked it with a sign that is sparking controversy in one small town. The sign rests on top of an outhouse. It reads: Obama's Presidential Library. Some in town view the sign as bad taste while others are supportive. One man told a local reporter that folks are treating it as a tourist destination and that it is frequently photographed. The man responsible for the sign would not...
  • Missouri Rodeo Clown: "A Lot Of People Have Lost Their Ability To Laugh"

    08/27/2013 3:27:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | August 27, 2013 | Real Clear Politics Video
    Tuffy Gessling, the Missouri rodeo clown who wore a President Obama mask at the state fair, defends his actions and discusses the backlash he has faced.
  • Missouri school officials looking into rodeo clown Obama skit (announcer may lose his job)

    08/15/2013 12:20:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    UPI ^ | August 14, 2013
    Missouri officials say they will look into whether school district employees engaged in "offensive conduct or remarks" in a controversial state fair rodeo skit. Missouri State Fair officials have banned a rodeo clown for life from the fair for the skit in which he wore a Barack Obama mask and taunted a bull. The state fair commission apologized Sunday for the clown's performance at the taxpayer-funded state fair in Sedalia. Mark Ficken resigned Tuesday as president of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association after fair officials fired the clown for what it called "disrespectful" treatment of the president. Ficken, who was...
  • Mo. State Fair bans rodeo clown who mocked Obama

    08/12/2013 4:19:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 188 replies
    yahoo ^ | 8/12/13 | David Leib
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Fair on Monday imposed a lifetime ban on a rodeo clown whose depiction of President Barack Obama getting charged by a bull was widely criticized by Democratic and Republican officials alike. The rodeo clown won't be allowed to participate or perform at the fair again. Fair officials say they're also reviewing whether to take any action against the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association, the contractor responsible for Saturday's event. The entertainment during the bull riding contest featured a clown wearing a mask of Obama with an upside down broomstick attached to his backside....
  • Fox 19 anchor back on the air after suspension for calling Rachel Maddow an 'angry young man'

    11/14/2012 10:47:37 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/14/12 | MEENA HART DUERSON
    A Fox news anchor was back on the air Tuesday night following a 2-day suspension for calling MSNBC host Rachel Maddow an "angry young man" on Facebook. Tricia Macke, an anchor for Ohio's Fox 19, took to her personal Facebook page last month to rant against the cable news personality, writing "Rachel Maddow is such an angry young man" on Oct. 12.
  • Obama Parade Parody Causes Controversy

    07/09/2012 4:01:35 AM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 38 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 6, 2012 | Meredith Forrest Kulwicki and Max Roth
    HUNTSVILLE, Utah — A parade entry portraying President Barack Obama and using the term “Obamanation” has made some angry, and others upset at the negative attention. It happened in the city’s annual Fourth of July parade. The float showed a person dressed as President Obama with one sign that read “Huntsville Welcomes Obama’s Farewell Tour?” On the back, another sign said, “Ask about our assault gun plan. Call Eric Holder.” On one side of the issue, people are saying the float was disrespectful and had no place in a patriotic parade. The other side says it was all in good...
  • Mitt Romney's Newest Spokesman Is Already In BIG Twitter Trouble And Deleting Tweets

    04/23/2012 6:41:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 22, 2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    Richard Grenell, a new foreign policy and national security spokesman for the Mitt Romney campaign, has embarked on quite the deleting spree over the weekend. Almost 1,000 of his tweets? Gone. His personal website? Gone. Why? Probably something to do with the fact that a lot of his tweets have been controversial. He tells Politico: my tweets were written to be tongue-in-cheek and humorous but I can now see how they can also be hurtful. I didn’t mean them that way and will remove them from twitter. I apologize for any hurt they caused. Some of his favorite targets: Various...
  • The Sex-Obsessed Left is Offended by an Aspirin Joke?

    02/17/2012 11:52:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Rush ^ | February 17, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is Foster Friess, and he was on Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, Washington, her show at one o'clock eastern yesterday afternoon. FRIESS: Back in my days they used Bayer aspirin for contraception. The gals put it between their knees and it wasn't that costly. MITCHELL: Excuse me, I'm just trying to catch my breath from that, Mr. Friess, frankly. RUSH: Uh, excuse me, trying to catch my breath from that, Mr. Frieze, frankly. Folks, it is I guess factual now to say that our culture is obsessed with sex, and the conventional wisdom now is everybody, particularly...
  • Romney: Hey, I’m Unemployed Too UPDATE: Begala Outraged

    06/17/2011 6:24:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies ^ | June 17, 2011 | Jim Vicevich
    Oh brother. Would someone please tell this guy to stop trying to be just one of the guys. It’s an unforced error my little mobsters. but is it as bad as the young president laughing at the stimulus failure? The comment came at some kind of coffee shop in Tampa, Florida as Mitt continues to pile up the endorsements, the cash, and the poll numbers. So generally when you’re leading the pack it’s best just to keep plugging away on your plan and the President’s failures. But instead some staffer must’ve said, “Gov, you need to loosen up.” Well Governor...
  • John Boehner: 'I was making a joke' (will not apologize to Barney Frank)

    03/20/2010 3:33:41 AM PDT · by dennisw · 49 replies · 1,643+ views
    politico ^ | 3 19 | J Sherman
    House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank should not expect an apology from the top House Republican anytime soon. House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), in a speech at the American Bankers Association convention this week, called the Massachusetts Democrats’ aides working on financial reform “little punk staffers.” Frank responded with a letter to Boehner, urging him to apologize for the “inaccurate cheap shot.” In an interview with POLITICO Friday, though, Boehner said he wasn’t going to apologize. “I was making a joke,” Boehner said. “I love staff, there’s nobody who treats staff better than I do.” He said he...
  • The U.S. Is Losing Its Sense of Humor

    10/06/2009 11:45:57 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 22 replies · 765+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Oct. 6 | Dan Miller
    The Obama administration is destroying many things intrinsic to the United States. Much has been written about them. It has certainly diminished national pride, once substantial and a source of the incredible optimism which propelled the country to greatness. Even France, the butt of numerous jokes in the past, seems to warrant more national pride now than the United States; it is at least making some appropriate noises. It was formerly said, “We can stand here like the French, or we can do something about it.” How things do change! Fortunately, Israel and even little Honduras are showing spunk, contrary...
  • The Humorless Left Can’t Take Jokes or Creativity in Conservatives’ Criticism

    08/26/2009 4:32:35 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 3 replies · 443+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | August 26, 2009 | David Swindle
    So Terry Krepel over at ConWebBlog is mad at me for trying to explain why it might not be too outlandish to connect Obama administration tactics to those employed by Mafia Gangsters: What seems to be happening here is that Swindle is justifying the gangster reference as an Alinsky-esque tactic, but failing to acknowledge his own embrace of it. Here’s a question for Swindle: Obama is clearly in your way of wanting to “liberate” Americans from the evil of liberalism. How far would he go to embarrass and discredit him? Would you smear him by calling him a gangster, then...
  • Washington Post apologizes for Clinton joke

    08/06/2009 9:33:04 AM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 9 replies · 791+ views
    Washington Post (AP) ^ | August 6th, 2009
    WASHINGTON -- Two Washington Post journalists are apologizing and their satirical online video series has been canceled following criticism of a joke they told about Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli killed the "Mouthpiece Theater" series Wednesday after pulling the latest episode from the paper's Web site Friday. In the video, columnist Dana Milbank and White House correspondent and blogger Chris Cillizza appeared in smoking jackets to discuss the kinds of beer politicians might drink. Milbank said he couldn't reveal to whom President Barack Obama would serve a drink called "Mad B---- Beer." That line...
  • Did mayor do the right thing in watermelon uproar?

    02/28/2009 2:02:28 AM PST · by South40 · 20 replies · 1,059+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 2/27/2009 | JAIMEE LYNN FLETCHER
    LOS ALAMITOS - Some say the decision by the city's mayor to step down after the widely publicized uproar over an e-mail he sent depicting a watermelon patch in front of the White House shows he is taking the impact of his action seriously. Others say the resignation was the only option for someone who offended so many. "It was a flagrant disregard for basic civility and a demonstrated lack of knowledge about how painful the issue of race has been for our nation," said Fred Smoller, associate professor of Political Science at Chapman University.
  • The Onion Can’t Bear to Mock The One

    02/22/2009 9:33:54 AM PST · by EveningStar · 71 replies · 2,724+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | February 22, 2009 | Christian Toto
    America’s Finest News Source has some explaining to do. The Onion , the usually biting comic weekly, just can’t bring itself to mock President Barack Obama. The One has been in office for more than a month now, and the last four Onion issues have tip-toed around anything remotely tough on the Commander-in-Chief. It’s hardly a shock, since most comics in toto seem to have a hands off approach to the new president. But The Onion?
  • Cartoonists treading lightly when drawing Obama

    02/20/2009 5:49:39 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 2 replies · 784+ views
    sfgate ^ | Friday, February 20, 2009 | By JESSE WASHINGTON
    Cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz was in front of a classroom full of black and Latino kids, drawing presidents. He sketched Bush, then Clinton. Next came his favorite, the man he voted for: Obama."Hey, those lips are big," Alcaraz heard a black girl say from the back of the room. Alcaraz was disturbed. "I try to bend over backwards not to make him look like a cartoon stereotype," and certainly not a racial stereotype, he said. Editorial cartoonists are bending over backwards a lot these days, as they try to satirize the nation's first black president. And when they don't, the result...
  • Comedians: Still Nothing Funny About Obama

    02/03/2009 12:42:33 AM PST · by Scott Martin · 43 replies · 2,284+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | 2-3-09 | Scott Martin
    Video at the link. Check out the latest Saturday Night Live skit: It seems as if comedians are still unable to find anything funny about President Obama, as apparently Obama's flaws are not yet clear. The main jokes feature Obama ripping Americans and President Bush. And, of course, Joe Biden. But seriously, what isn't funny about Joe Biden. Except the fact that he is somehow Vice President of the United States...
  • Being right on the merits doesn't make Saltsman any less of an idiot

    12/29/2008 7:58:02 AM PST · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 8 replies · 618+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | December 29, 2008
    Being right on the merits doesn't make Saltsman any less of an idiot Two days ago, we suggested that a potential GOP leader is severely tone-deaf, hitting Chip Saltsman for his foolish decision to include the "magic negro" song on the CD his people sent out.We were not saying Saltsman was a racist, or commneting on the merits of the song. We were saying he should have seen this firestorm coming.Frances Rice, chairman of the National Black Republican Association, just sent out an email defending Saltsman on the merits. Included therein is the following: If it were not so hypocritical,...
  • Three fire engines called to remove Santa hat from Cambridge college roof

    11/30/2008 5:06:23 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 23 replies · 892+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/30/2008 | Alastair Jamieson
    When a Santa hat was placed on a spire at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, the joke was lost on authorities who had it removed because it was a risk to health and safety. A team of 10 firefighters using two fire engines and a support vehicle with a hydraulic platform spent an hour lowering the seasonal headgear, which had been fastened to a 60ft spire about the college entrance known for centuries as the Gate of Humility. The culprit remains a mystery, but it is thought to be a student playing a practical joke following an end-of-term night out....
  • Laughing at Obama

    11/11/2008 9:45:54 AM PST · by BGHater · 56 replies · 274+ views
    BBC ^ | 11 Nov 2008 | John O'Farrell
    The George Bush presidency has been rich pickings for those in one line of work - comedy. But with Barack Obama's election win steeped in historical significance, is America's new leader beyond comic reproach? When I wrote for Spitting Image and a new politician came on the scene, the news crews would always turn up to see the puppet being made and maybe interview us about how we were going to portray him. "Er, well, this John Major bloke seems like he's really boring, so we might have him sitting next to Edwina Currie and maybe, totally failing to respond...
  • Why White Comics Don't Get Barack

    11/09/2008 9:09:44 PM PST · by Oyarsa · 45 replies · 268+ views ^ | 11/07/08 | Salamishah Tillet
    Why White Comics Don't Get Barack By Salamishah Tillet | If SNL and others want to make Obama funny, they'll have to tap into more than just stereotypes. Sen. Obama, give the haters something to laugh at." —Bill Maher, Real Time with Bill Maher Nov. 7, 2008--A black president. Now that's funny! So why are so many political satirists crying about how unamusing the Obama presidency will be? The standard reasoning is that, unlike Bush, McCain, Palin, the Clintons or even Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama is "too perfect" and does not provide material for good jokes. But the inability...
  • Obama Campaign Angered by McCain's 'Sense of Humor' Comment

    08/16/2008 3:08:51 PM PDT · by Baladas · 60 replies · 267+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August 16, 2008 | Anne E. Kornblut
    With the rest of the political universe buzzing about a controversial new book on Sen. Barack Obama, one person is staying quiet: Sen. John McCain. McCain and his advisers have said nothing about "The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality," an innuendo-filled, mistake-riddled biography written by Jerome R. Corsi that will debut at the top of the New York Times bestseller list this weekend. Asked about the book Friday, McCain replied: "Gotta keep your sense of humor." A McCain aide later said he had misheard the question and thought it was about a television ad. The Obama...
  • Obama camp responds: 'sad...juvenile antics' [Obama as a parody of a biblical prophet.......]

    08/01/2008 1:39:19 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies · 38+ views
    Obama camp responds: 'sad...juvenile antics' Barack Obama's campaign responded sharply to a new McCain webad depicting Obama as a parody of a biblical prophet. "It’s downright sad that on a day when we learned that 51,000 Americans lost their jobs, a candidate for the presidency is spending all of his time and the powerful platform he has on these sorts of juvenile antics," said spokesman Hari Sevugan. "Senator McCain can keep telling everyone how ‘proud’ he is of these political stunts which even his Republican friends and advisors have called ‘childish’, but Barack Obama will continue talking about his plan...
  • Andy Martin on How Obama fumbled the New Yorker cover story

    07/18/2008 8:46:15 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 27 replies · 1,597+ views
    PR-Inside ^ | 2008-07-17 19:21:00 | Andy Martin
    Andy says Obama is "no Jack Kennedy" HOW OBAMA BOTCHED THE "NEW YORKER COVER" ISSUE ANDY MARTIN Executive Editor 'Factually Correct, Not Politically Correct' AMERICA'S #1 POLITICAL BLOG ON THE 2008 CAMPAIGN How Obama fumbled the New Yorker cover story "Senator Obama, I knew Jack Kennedy, and you're no Jack Kennedy" (NEW YORK)(July 17, 2008) One of the great lines in American political history is Senator Lloyd's Bentsen's 1988 retort to Senator Dan Quayle, "Senator, I knew Jack Kennedy, and you're no Jack Kenney." Senator Barack Obama daydreams that he's the "new Kennedy." In your dreams. The remnants of...
  • Laugh, Obama, Laugh

    07/18/2008 6:46:43 PM PDT · by Kleebo151 · 11 replies · 797+ views
    Washington Post Writers G ^ | July 18, 2008 | Kathleen Parker
    Oh, for a good riposte. Barack Obama's levity-free reaction to the now-famous New Yorker cartoon leaves one reluctantly wondering: Is he humor-challenged? Perchance, does he take himself too seriously for a nation of wits and wags? So soaring has been Obama's rhetoric and so dazzling his smile that we've missed the possibility that the Illinois senator is less the lanky rock star and more the purse-lipped church lady, clucking his tongue in disapproval of the chuckling masses.
  • Site pulls slogan after controversy (Free Republic mentioned)

    07/18/2008 2:37:41 PM PDT · by Syncro · 75 replies · 376+ views ^ | Juily 16, 2008 | By David Maccar; Editor
    Site pulls slogan after controversy Committeeman linked Obama to O.J. Simpson By David Maccar; Editor A Pemberton GOP committeeman came under heavy scrutiny last week after it was discovered he posted a slogan linking presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama to O.J. Simpson on what was called "The Official Website of the Pemberton Township Republicans."The slogan, "Obama Loves America like O.J. Loved Nicole," referring to retired NFL star and his late ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, was denounced by many as racist. Simpson was tried and acquitted for the murder of Brown and her boyfriend Ronald Goldman in 1994, but was...
  • But Can He Laugh? - Obama is not exactly Senator Good Humor

    07/18/2008 10:41:21 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 1,106+ views ^ | July 18, 2008 | Kathleen Parker
    Oh, for a good riposte. Barack Obama’s levity-free reaction to the now-famous New Yorker cartoon leaves one reluctantly wondering: Is he humor-challenged? Perchance, does he take himself too seriously for a nation of wits and wags? So soaring has been Obama’s rhetoric and so dazzling his smile that we’ve missed the possibility that the Illinois senator is less the lanky rock star and more the purse-lipped church lady, clucking his tongue in disapproval of the chuckling masses. His campaign’s angry reaction to the magazine cover shows a stunning lack of political dexterity. It wasn’t always so. In earlier days, Obama...
  • Laugh, Obama, Laugh

    07/18/2008 4:36:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 926+ views ^ | July 18, 2008 | Kathleen Parker
    Oh, for a good riposte. Barack Obama's levity-free reaction to the now-famous New Yorker cartoon leaves one reluctantly wondering: Is he humor-challenged? Perchance, does he take himself too seriously for a nation of wits and wags? So soaring has been Obama's rhetoric and so dazzling his smile that we've missed the possibility that the Illinois senator is less the lanky rock star and more the purse-lipped church lady, clucking his tongue in disapproval of the chuckling masses. His campaign's angry reaction to the magazine cover shows a stunning lack of political dexterity. It wasn't always so. In earlier days, Obama...
  • May We Mock, Barack?

    07/16/2008 6:23:42 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 23 replies · 27+ views
    NYT ^ | July 16, 2008 | MAUREEN DOWD
    When I interviewed Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert for Rolling Stone a couple years ago, I wondered what Barack Obama would mean for them. “It seems like a President Obama would be harder to make fun of than these guys,” I said. “Are you kidding me?” Stewart scoffed. Then he and Colbert both said at the same time: “His dad was a goat-herder!” When I noted that Obama, in his memoir, had revealed that he had done some pot, booze and “maybe a little blow,” the two comedians began riffing about the dapper senator’s familiarity with drug slang. Colbert: Wow,...
  • Alfred E. Obama is Not Funny!!

    07/15/2008 10:28:33 AM PDT · by keepitreal · 45 replies · 277+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 15, 2008 | James Lewis
    If you think that Muslims burning the Danish Mohammed Cartoons don't have a sense of humor, you ain't seen nothin' yet. Just wait til the Political Correct Commissars catch you laughing at Barack Obama. It's like the old rabid feminists: That's Not Funny! Mr. Obama is very easily offended, like Don Quixote, the Man of La Mancha, who is constantly looking for the smallest slights to his egg-shell fragile ego. Obama told Maureen Dowd early in the primaries that he is hypersensitive to any remarks about his ears. Obama is offended if you criticize his tough-as-nails lawyer wife -- although...
  • Late Night Comics Having a Hard Time Joking About Obama

    07/15/2008 9:11:53 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 64 replies · 282+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 15, 2008 | Terry Ann Rendon
    A New York Times article reveals that late night comics are having a hard time making jokes about Sen. Barack Obama. From the article: What’s so funny about Barack Obama? Apparently not very much, at least not yet. On Monday, The New Yorker magazine tried dipping its toe into broad satire involving Senator Obama with a cover image depicting the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and his wife, Michelle, as fist-bumping, flag-burning, bin Laden-loving terrorists in the Oval Office. The response from both Democrats and Republicans was explosive. Comedy has been no easier for the phalanx of late-night television hosts who...
  • Obama Camp Hammers New 'Ironic' New Yorker Cover Depicting Conspiracists' Nightmare of Real Obamas

    07/13/2008 5:46:55 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 34 replies · 271+ views
    ABC News Blog ^ | 07/13/08 | Jake Tapper
    The sophisticates at The New Yorker have come up with a cover that is sure to get the magazine a lot of attention. Negative attention. From their friends. An illustration by Barry Blitt depicts Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and his wife Michelle in the Oval Office, revealing their "true" selves: Michelle is in full revolutionary garb, an enormous afro making her look like a millennial Angela Davis, holding an automatic weapon and wearing military pants. In the cartoon Michelle is giving dap, or fist-bumping, with her husband who is wearing a turban and is dressed in garb perhaps more appropriate...
  • McCain jokes about killing Iranians with cigarettes

    07/08/2008 6:28:29 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 102 replies · 186+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jul 9, 2008 | Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by David Storey
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate John McCain, who once sang in jest about bombing Iran, on Tuesday reacted to a report of rising U.S. cigarette exports to the country by saying it may be "a way of killing 'em." McCain, known for acerbic comments and for sometimes firing verbally from the hip, was responding to a report that U.S. exports to Iran rose tenfold during President George W. Bush's term in office despite hostility between the two states. A rise in cigarette sales was a big part of that, according to an Associated Press analysis of seven years of U.S. trade...
  • Comedian faces human rights hearing in Canada after lesbian jokes [NO FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN CANADA]

    06/26/2008 6:01:22 PM PDT · by camerakid400 · 44 replies · 318+ views
    Vancouver Sun ^ | Jun 25 08 | David Wylie
    A Canadian stand-up comedian will face a human rights tribunal hearing after a woman complained she and her friends faced a "tirade of homophobic and sexist comments" while attending one of his shows. In a decision released this week, the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal ruled there is enough evidence to hear the case of Vancouver woman Lorna Pardy against Toronto comedian Guy Earle. Zesty's Restaurant in Vancouver, where the May 22, 2007, show took place, was also named in the complaint. The restaurant has since closed.
  • Cheney apologizes for West Virginia inbreeding joke

    06/06/2008 3:40:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 20 replies · 118+ views
    The Arizona Star ^ | June 3, 2008
    Vice President Dick Cheney threw a verbal insult at West Virginians on Monday, but quickly apologized. Talking about his family roots and how he's distantly related to Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, the vice president noted that he had Cheneys on both sides of his family. "And we don't even live in West Virginia," Cheney quipped. "You can say those things when you're not running for re-election." West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, quickly asked Cheney to apologize. "I truly cannot believe that any vice president of the United States, regardless of their political affiliation, would make such a...
  • West Virginia Elected Officials Blast Cheney Over Family Joke

    06/02/2008 5:59:24 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies · 131+ views
    West Virginia Elected Officials Blast Cheney Over Family Joke Monday, June 02, 2008 WASHINGTON — West Virginians reacted angrily to a joke about families in the state made by Vice President Dick Cheney at the National Press Club Monday. Talking about his family roots and how he's distantly related to Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, the vice president noted that he had Cheneys on both sides of his family. "We'd always known about the Cheney family line on my father's side of the family, back to Massachusetts in the 1630s. My grandmother was named Tyler but it turned out she...
  • Commissioners Seek To Ban April Fools Pranks

    04/06/2008 10:06:13 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 8 replies · 152+ views ^ | 04/06/08 | Donna Curry
    In a stealthy flurry of legal mumbo-jumbo, the Boulder County Commissioners have launched a proposal that would ban any April Fools jokes targeted at the “general Boulder County public,” including residents, visitors and employees within county limits. “If there was a way, we’d ban all statewide pranks, but we don’t have that authority,” Commissioner Will Tour said. “We had to settle for county-wide bans, but that should put a stop to them.” When pressed, Tour said that “them” referred to a certain monthly newspaper that had been a thorn in the commission’s side since it began concocting stories, but that...
  • NDSU Investigates Skit (White kids in blackface: Obama's lapdance. - HILARIOUS)

    03/29/2008 6:53:35 AM PDT · by no dems · 20 replies · 1,157+ views
    The Bismarck Tribune ^ | March 28, 2008 | AP
    FARGO — North Dakota State University officials are investigating after complaints about a skit in which a black-faced white student portrayed Barack Obama receiving a lap dance. Presidents of the NDSU Saddle and Sirloin Club and sorority Alpha Gamma Delta publicly apologized for the skit at an NDSU town hall meeting this week. The skit was performed March 18, for 500 people at the Mr. NDSU Pageant, which raises money for diabetes research. People who attended said a pageant contestant from Saddle and Sirloin dressed as a woman from the Internet video "I Got a Crush on Obama" and performed...
  • Soldier taunts after it bullies Cafe Press

    09/29/2007 2:18:26 PM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 37 replies · 145+ views
    Posted by Tim Sumner under Political wind, Support our troops Michelle Malkin writes: Michelle Malkin writes: Earlier in the week, the LA Times reported that, the infamous left-wing thugs who sponsored the “General Betray Us” ads, had unleashed its lawyers on Internet retailer Cafe Press, which allows folks to sell custom-designed t-shirts, bumper stickers, etc. The anti-military smear merchants don’t take kindly to be being mocked and satirized on homemade items and knick-knacks.
  • 10 Lessons From Karl Rove [Fifty-six year-old white men named Karl should not rap in public....]

    08/13/2007 12:46:49 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 15 replies · 1,061+ views
    10 Lessons From Karl Rove By RICK KLEIN Aug. 13, 2007 — With Karl Rove leaving the White House, The Note's Rick Klein offers 10 lessons learned from Rove's tenure as President Bush's top strategist. 1. There's no such thing as perma-anything in politics. Rove spoke longingly about building a "permanent" Republican majority. But President Bush's two terms in office -- particularly last year's midterm congressional elections -- prove that American politics is too narrowly divided, and too cyclical, for anything to last forever. (Even the Bush-Clinton-Bush cycle can't last forever -- can it?) 2. The Bush model works. Rove...
  • Voters Hearing Countless Ways of Saying ‘Sorry’

    09/01/2006 5:11:57 PM PDT · by mathprof · 3 replies · 278+ views
    new york times ^ | 8/31/06 | MARK LEIBOVICH
    The Maryland comptroller, William Donald Schaefer, a former governor and Baltimore mayor, released a radio advertisement on Wednesday in which he apologized to anyone he had offended in his 50-year career, sins that ranged from ogling a woman at a public meeting to complaining that immigrants were not learning English fast enough. Senator Conrad Burns, Republican of Montana, said Wednesday that the United States confronts a “faceless enemy” of terrorists who “drive cabs in the daytime and kill at night.” Despite a hail of criticism on Thursday, Mr. Burns has not apologized for this remark as he did after complaining...
  • (White Men Can't Jump?) Fla. Candidate Sorry for Remark on Blacks

    08/19/2006 8:32:59 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 128 replies · 1,794+ views ^ | August 18, 2006 | "Compiled" by the DiversityInc staff
    A candidate running for the congressional seat of Rep. Katherine Harris apologized Thursday for comments he made about the swimming ability of blacks. Republican Tramm Hudson, a banker, made the comments earlier this year at a Christian Coalition political forum. The remarks appeared on blogs Thursday. "I said something stupid," Hudson said in a statement released by his campaign. "I apologize for it and would apologize in person to anyone hurt by my comments." Hudson made the comments as he described efforts to rescue a black soldier who had fallen into a river while the Army Reserve company Hudson commanded...
  • Senator apologises over 'monkey' slur

    08/15/2006 6:05:43 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 276 replies · 4,692+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 16 August 2006
    A LEADING US Republican Senator has sparked a furore for his use of a pejorative term to refer to an Asian man of Indian descent, a US newspaper has reported. The Washington Post reported that Senator George Allen, who is running for re-election to his Senate seat representing the southern state of Virginia, has apologised for what his opponent's campaign said were demeaning and insensitive comments. In remarks on Friday at campaign rally in Virginia, Senator Allen reportedly referred to the Indian-American man - a volunteer with the Senate campaign of his Democratic opponent - as a "macaca". Macaca is...
  • Iowa congressman apologizes for jest

    06/21/2006 8:00:06 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 188 replies · 3,429+ views
    DES MOINES, Iowa - An Iowa congressman apologized Wednesday for disparaging comments he made last week at the state Republican convention about a veteran White House correspondent. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, was discussing the June 7 death of terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi on Saturday when he mentioned 85-year-old Helen Thomas, who has covered the White House for nearly 50 years and is a columnist for Hearst Newspapers. "There probably are not 72 virgins in the hell he's at," King said about al-Zarqawi, in a recording transcribed by Radio Iowa. "And if there are, they probably all look like...
  • Lawmaker Chided for Going to Frat Party

    04/29/2006 5:29:40 AM PDT · by sirchtruth · 30 replies · 881+ views
    SF Examiner ^ | Apr 28, 2006 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    WASHINGTON - Republican Rep. John Sweeney's attendance at a beer-drinking, college fraternity party has drawn criticism from Democrats who accused the New York lawmaker of using poor judgment. "What is a 50-year-old congressman doing at a frat party at 1 in the morning cavorting with students 30 years his junior? Teaching them how a bill becomes a law?" Blake Zeff, a spokesman for New York Democrats, said Friday.
  • Ted Rall Says He Might Sue Ann Coulter

    02/13/2006 12:08:29 PM PST · by stinkerpot65 · 190 replies · 7,118+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | 2/13/06 | Dave Astor
    NEW YORK Columnist Ann Coulter made a provocative remark Friday about "Doonesbury" creator Garry Trudeau and editorial cartoonist Ted Rall. Trudeau is shrugging it off, but Rall is considering a lawsuit. Coulter reportedly said Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C.: "Iran is soliciting cartoons on the Holocaust. So far, only Ted Rall, Garry Trudeau, and The New York Times have made submissions."
  • Brownback catches heat for "fruits" comment

    01/31/2006 12:01:40 PM PST · by SonofLiberty1 · 103 replies · 2,131+ views ^ | January 30, 2006 | Associated Press
    Senator Catches Heat for 'Fruits' Comment Monday, January 30, 2006 WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Sam Brownback, a potential presidential candidate, said Monday he meant no offense to homosexuals when he used the word "fruits" in a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine. In a lengthy profile titled "God's Senator," the magazine quotes the Kansas Republican as criticizing countries like Sweden that have legalized gay marriage. "You'll know them by their fruits," Brownback said, quoting a biblical passage from Matthew 7:19. Rolling Stone writer Jeff Sharlet said in the story, appearing in the magazine's current issue, that Brownback appeared to be...