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  • Does a racial profile come to mind when you hear the word "muslim?" It does for liberals.

    08/22/2016 12:14:11 PM PDT · by Leonine · 31 replies
    8/22/16 | Leonine - Vanity
    When I was a child, I associated "muslim"with Malcolm X and Louis Farrakhan. As a teenager, I learned that Indonesia is the world's most populous muslim nation, and that only one in five muslims are Arab. As an adult, I have tended to associate Islam with Iran, which is overwhelmingly a Caucasian nation. In short, I have no racial profile for Islam. Islam is a religion, not a race. Race-baiting liberals like Paul Ryan and the fast-failing radio talker, Charlie Sykes, insist that any scrutiny of the practitioners of Islam is racist. This reveals their immature personalities; but, even more...
  • #NeverTrump Digs In

    04/25/2016 6:47:41 AM PDT · by Sideshow Bob · 114 replies ^ | April 25, 2016 | Charlie Sykes
    In the wake of the New York primary, there is a sense that some of the GOP elites are making their peace with the Trumpocalypse. To be sure, some of the party’s leaders are resisting Trump’s faux charm offensive, but there is also a palpable mood of defeatism among the Invertebrate. Yet in hallway chatter here, there was a growing sense of resignation about Trump as the nominee That mood is likely to spread after this week’s expected primary wins for Trump in the northeast. Some party leaders aren’t waiting. Reince Priebus is calling on anti-Trump activists to unite behind...
  • Chris Matthews: Wis. Conservative Talk Radio Hosts Like 'Million Little Mark Levins Out There!'

    You say it like it's a bad thing, Chris. On his Monday, April 4 edition of Hardball, MSNBC host Chris Matthews quipped that Wisconsin conservative talk radio was populated by a "billion little Mark Levins." (SNIP) They were moving toward, what, they had Walker and then they were moving toward Rubio and their guys kept dropping out. MATTHEWS: It's like all Mark, there's like a million little Mark Levins out there. GILBERT: Well, Cruz is just a vehicle, right? I mean, for, it's a strategic, tactical move that came together in Wisconsin. The anti-Trump stuff was always there.
  • Trump Steps Into Wisconsin Talk Radio Buzzsaw

    03/29/2016 6:56:20 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 75 replies
    National Review ^ | 03.29.16 | John Fund
    Conservative talk radio in Wisconsin is different from what Donald Trump normally encounters. Hosts in Milwaukee in Madison are hardened champions of Governor Scott Walker’s reforms and don’t take kindly to Trump’s criticisms of them before Walker dropped out of the presidential race last year. “The hosts hear enough criticism about Wisconsin’s successful reforms from the left, and they’re not happy to hear distortions about them now from Donald Trump,” Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch told me last week. So Trump stepped into a buzzsaw in Wisconsin yesterday, when his campaign inexplicably allowed him to appear on several hostile talk...
  • Charlie Sykes Interviews Donald Trump on 620 WTMJ

    03/28/2016 9:36:12 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 175 replies
    Soundcloud / WTMJ ^ | 3/28/16 | Charlie Sykes
    Just listen.. audio at above link
  • WI:The Bizarre Neo-McCarthyite Attack On Sheriff David Clarke

    06/25/2013 6:02:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 25 June, 2013 | Charlie Sykes
    The local media’s disdain for Sheriff David Clarke’s pro-gun advocacy has, by now, been pretty well established.    But Journal-Sentinel reporter/columnist Dan Bice has brought an Inspector Javert-like doggedness to the anti-Clarke narrative. While ignoring much of Clarke’s substantive critique of crime, guns, and self-defense, Bice has several times now written about Clarke’s "ties" to individuals or groups who Bice clearly thinks are "fringe" extremists. This apparently includes anyone who has ever said anything nice about Clarke, given him an award, or even merely had him as a guest on a show.     Bice begins his weekend blog post this way:   "Milwaukee...
  • The 'Take Care of Me' Society is Wrecking the USA [We've lived off our children, grandchildren..]

    01/28/2012 8:40:19 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 58 replies · 1+ views
    The Fiscal Times ^ | January 28, 2012 | By MAUREEN MACKEY,
    You’ve played by the rules. Worked hard to put yourself through school. You’ve gotten a decent job and you pay your taxes. You’re faithfully paying down your mortgage and saving money in a 401(k) – all to secure your finances and your future. But now there are a lot more “takers” than “makers” in this country – and the impact is systemic and long-lasting. A prevalent new “moocher culture” is changing the character of this nation – that’s the core message of A Nation of Moochers: America’s Addiction to Getting Something for Nothing, a new book by Charles J. Sykes,...
  • Fox To Cancel 'The Wanda Sykes Show' (HaHa)

    05/14/2010 4:33:20 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 32 replies · 800+ views
    Deadline ^ | 05/14/2010 | Nikke Finke
    EXCLUSIVE: I hear Fox is canceling The Wanda Sykes Show Wanda Sykes after one season. The late-night talk show started off strong but tumbled in the ratings as the season went on and fell below the performance of predecessor MadTV in the Saturday 11 PM hour. Fox has options for the late-night Saturday slot. It has been actively developing sketch comedies this pilot season and ordered two pilots, one written by and starring Dana Carvey and Spike Feresten, with another, from Jamie Foxx and MadTV creators Fax Bahr and Adam Small.
  • The Crowd in Arsenio’s Hall

    10/31/2009 9:08:06 AM PDT · by Saije · 12 replies · 1,117+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 10/29/2009 | Joshua Alston
    Wanda Sykes was once offered what many comics would call the fantasy job—her own nighttime talk show—but she turned it down. Between stand-up gigs, movie roles, and her part on The New Adventures of Old Christine, she was already keeping a lot of balls in the air. So what's this thing called The Wanda Sykes Show that's debuting this week? A talk show, of course. Sykes says that she changed her mind after the watershed with which we've credited just about everything short of gravity: the election of Barack Obama. "With what's going on politically, I just felt it would...
  • Video: Wanda Sykes Almost Apologizes To Rush Limbaugh

    10/29/2009 10:02:48 AM PDT · by careyb · 15 replies · 1,120+ views
    On the plus side, this makes her better than Alan Grayson.
  • Video: Wanda Sykes Jokes About Michelle Obama

    05/28/2009 7:58:23 AM PDT · by careyb · 14 replies · 1,005+ views
    Tonight Show ^ | 5/27/09 | Wanda Sykes
    Don't cringe - it's actually pretty funny.
  • Rush and Wanda

    05/15/2009 5:56:18 PM PDT · by yetidog · 24 replies · 1,371+ views
    Rush shows a lot of class by not replying.
  • Dennis Miller on Wanda Sykes' Controversial Jokes at White House Dinner

    05/14/2009 6:51:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 1,975+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, May 13, 2009
    This is a RUSH transcript from "The O'Reilly Factor," May 12, 2009. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. Watch "The O'Reilly Factor" weeknights at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET! BILL O'REILLY, HOST: In the "Miller Time" segment tonight, one day early because our guy Miller is traveling to Guantanamo Bay to entertain the troops there, so before he leaves, he wants to weigh in on the Correspondents' Dinner. Here now from L.A., the patriotic Dennis Miller. Way to go, Miller. You know, it's a longer flight down there to Guantanamo because you've...
  • Wanda Sykes's 'Wife' Gave Birth to Twins (BARF ALERT!)

    05/14/2009 2:34:50 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 18 replies · 1,269+ views
    News Busters ^ | May 14, 2009 | Ken Shepherd
    Same-sex marriage remains illegal in most U.S. states, including the state of California where comedian and actress Wanda Sykes was "married" last October prior to the successful passage of Proposition 8. What's more, the issue is highly contentious in the District of Columbia where many religious African-American Democratic voters are upset with the city council for approving a bill to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions. Yet the Washington Post seems confident that its readers will take no offense to the paper's granting the label of "wife" to the Limbaugh death-wishing comic's lover.
  • Wanda Sykes Becomes Mom of Twins!

    Wanda Sykes Becomes Mom of Twins! By Julie Jordan Originally posted Wednesday May 13, 2009 05:15 PM EDT Wanda Sykes Photo by: Cliff Lipson / CBS / Landov Wanda Sykes and her wife, Alex, welcomed twins on April 27, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively. Daughter Olivia Lou weighed in at 6 lbs., 7 oz., and was 19-inches long. Son Lucas Claude debuted at 7 lbs., 9 oz., and was 20-inches long. The comedian's wife gave birth to the babies. "All are happy and healthy and at home," says Sykes's rep Danica Smith. The actress, who stars on New Adventures of...
  • Jenice Armstrong: Wanda Riles the Right (No Way They Are as Outraged as They've Been Acting)

    05/13/2009 7:05:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies · 968+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | Wed, May. 13, 2009 | Jenice Armstrong
    RIGHT-WINGERS who've been making a big deal about Wanda Sykes' performance at the White House Correspondent's Dinner need to stop. I'm not buying all the ranting. There's no way they are as outraged as they've been acting about her remarks at the Saturday-night event. Someone needs to remind people that Sykes is a comedian. And a fairly raunchy one at that. Every year, organizers for this affair search for a smart and edgy performer to come onstage and stir the pot, as the old saying goes. And girlfriend did just that. Gave it a whole lot of elbow grease, too....
  • Can Wanda Sykes Save the GOP? (John Batchelor Barf Alert)

    05/13/2009 6:37:59 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 24 replies · 1,352+ views
    Daily Beast ^ | May 13, 2009 | John Batchelor
    The stand-up comedian Wanda Sykes took only seconds in her disciplined 15 minutes at the White House Correspondents' Dinner—a naughty performance that mocked both Barack Obama and Rush Limbaugh—to lay out a vision for the Republican Party. Of course, Sykes didn’t mean to help the GOP, yet in the manner of a prophet she climbed up on the mountaintop of C-SPAN at the precise moment that the glamorous tribes of Washington, New York, and Hollywood had gathered to worship, and she spoke the words that came to her as if from a special effects Yahweh. Wanda Sykes articulated a simple...
  • Wanda Sykes’ wife gives birth to twins

    05/13/2009 4:17:38 PM PDT · by maggief · 77 replies · 2,972+ views
    People via MSNBC ^ | May 13, 2009
    Wanda Sykes and her wife, Alex, welcomed twins on April 27, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively. Daughter Olivia Lou weighed in at 6 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 19-inches long. Son Lucas Claude debuted at 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 20-inches long. The comedian’s wife gave birth to the babies.
  • All the Rage--Wanda Sykes’ death wish is but the latest exhibit of leftist bloodlust.

    05/13/2009 5:34:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 46 replies · 2,592+ views ^ | May 13, 2009 | Ben Johnson
    All the Rage By: Ben Johnson | Wednesday, May 13, 2009 THIS WEEKEND’ WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENTS DINNER DEBASED OUR POLITICAL DISCOURSE IN A WAY NOT EVEN THE LEFT HAD NOT PREVIOUSLY SUCCEEDED, but Wanda Sykes’ death wish was not the cause in itself. The Left has made bloodlust for its political opponents de rigueur. The moment that desecrated one of our national institutions affected a more fundamental aspect of character.   Another Leftist Death Wish: Ho-Hum   The media have focused on the “controversy” surrounding Saturday’s Syke-o statements about Rush Limbaugh. Citing Rush’s hope that “socialism fails,” Wanda claimed: “He's...
  • Why Is That Man Smiling?

    05/13/2009 6:04:37 AM PDT · by steve-b · 27 replies · 1,454+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/13/09 | Kathleen Parker
    There's nothing un-funnier than Saturday night's jokes reviewed by the caffeinated light of Monday morning. Which is why we probably shouldn't quarterback a comedian over coffee when she was performing for a crowd primed on cocktails. That reasonable rule seems not to apply, however, when the venue is the White House Correspondents' Association dinner and one of the revelers happens to be the president of the United States. Whether he laughs, smiles or frowns carries political freight far beyond the moment.... In the days since the correspondents' dinner, reaction to Barack Obama's reaction to Wanda Sykes's one-liners has resembled a...
  • 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.
  • Schultz’s Stunning Death-Wish Joke Double Standard

    05/11/2009 5:34:19 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies · 1,333+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Did Ed Schultz really think he could get away with this? On his MSNBC show this evening, he condemned David Feherty and Mark Davis for, respectively, telling and repeating a joke fantasizing about the death of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. But Schultz opened the same show by saying that he is “so glad that Wanda Sykes took it to Rush Limbaugh” in her comedy routine at the White House correpondents dinner. You know, a routine that included . . . a joke fantasizing about the death of Rush Limbaugh. To make matters worse, in the clip he played of...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Vote on MSN website: Did Sykes Go Too Far?

    05/11/2009 3:45:30 PM PDT · by PLK · 60 replies · 2,276+ views ^ | May 11, 2009 | staff and news service reports
    The link goes to the story page. I couldn't link directly to voting page since I already voted, wasn't sure if it would "work" then. Scroll down, you'll see the link written in red font, "Vote: Did Sykes' dinner performance go too far?"
  • West Wing Writer has “died and gone to heaven”

    05/11/2009 12:23:05 PM PDT · by TWP guy · 8 replies · 1,080+ views
    Annuit Coeptis ^ | 05/11/09 | Typical White Person
    Let’s use taxpayer money to have a comedy roast of the previous administration, and against major voices of opposition, while they’re not present. That’s classy.
  • What's The Difference Between Obama And His Grandma?

    05/11/2009 8:56:15 AM PDT · by absentee · 15 replies · 1,066+ views
    Redstate ^ | 5/11/09 | Caleb Howe
    She’s dead. No? Nothing? How about: You know I heard Obama was the 20th hijacker but missed his flight because Larry Sinclair just “couldn’t seem to finish.”
  • "Rush Limbaugh hopes the country fails? I hope his kidneys fail, how 'bout that'?"

    05/11/2009 8:40:55 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 34 replies · 1,250+ views ^ | 05 11 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    President Laughs at Wanda Sykes Joke About Rush Limbaugh: 'I Hope His Kidneys Fail'... "I think Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker, but he was so strung out on Oxycontin he missed his flight."Obama laughs at Rush "Oxycontin" jab. 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 sipped some water.She finished her Rush bit...
  • 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...
  • 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...