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  • You're Invited! D.C. Chapter's White House Correspondents Dinner Freep April 25, 2015

    04/13/2015 9:45:16 AM PDT · by kristinn · 14 replies
    Monday, April 13, 2015 | Kristinn
    The D.C. Chapter of invites all FReepers and lurkers in good standing to join us for our annual protest of media bias to be held outside the White House Correspondents Association dinner in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 25. The D.C. Chapter has freeped this dinner every year following the first freep organized by Free Republic in 1999. This protest is always the most fun one of the year as it puts us in direct contact with reporters, columnists, editors, politicians, activists, government officials, Hollywood-types and curious tourists. Our protest location has been moved this year for the first...
  • Breitbart Fans Protest Outside White House Correspondents Dinner (Free Republic)

    04/28/2012 10:41:17 PM PDT · by kristinn · 86 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | Saturday, April 28, 2012 | Paul Bond
    A dozen conservative activists interacted with dinner attendees including Woody Harrelson and Chris Matthews. As the nation’s elite journalists arrived at the Washington Hilton to hobnob with President Obama at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, many were met by a small group of protesters shouting "don't believe the liberal press" and holding signs adorned with photos of deceased conservative activist Andrew Breitbart. A few notable attendees politely mixed it up a bit with the protesters, who also shouted accusations of hypocrisy at the well-dressed journalists and Hollywood celebrities. Protester Kevin Martin asked MSNBC host Chris Matthews why he wasn't driven...
  • Breitbart is Here: D.C. Chapter's 13th Annual Freep of White House Correspondents Dinner 4/28/12

    03/30/2012 9:29:27 AM PDT · by kristinn · 58 replies
    Friday, March 30, 2012 | Kristinn
    The D.C. Chapter of invites you to join us at our 13th annual freep of the White House Correspondents Association dinner this April 28.Our theme this year, in tribute to our late fellow FReeper, andrew, is Breitbart is Here.We are asking participants to wear Breitbart is Here t-shirts and/or carry Breitbart is Here posters for the demonstration.We will have a limited supply of t-shirts and posters based on the I Own the World design, but you can get your own at Anthem Studios. Proceeds go to a fund for Breitbart's family.This freep is the most fun one that we...
  • Trump Pushes Back at Prez Jokes

    05/01/2011 10:57:13 AM PDT · by kristinn · 228 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | Sunday, May 1, 2011 | Maggie Haberman
    Donald Trump pushed back Sunday at President Barack Obama for making him the "focus of the evening" in his White House Correspondents' Dinner speech, and laced into Saturday Night Live comedian Seth Meyers as a "stutterer" whose delivery was lacking. Trump's comments came in a quick phone-in to "Fox and Friends," a day after he sat almost stone-faced while the president and Meyers ripped him repeatedly, to belly laughs from the crowd. People at tables around him gaped at him watching for a reaction, and some of his tablemates wrote on Twitter that it was uncomfortable. "Well, I really understood...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 05-10-06 ("An Open Letter to Richard Cohen"---Pied Piper Pitt)

    05/10/2006 8:33:10 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 108 replies · 1,326+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | May 10, 2006 | William Rivers Pitt, DUmmies, and PJ-Comix
    On April 29, Pied Piper Pitt bid FAREWELL to DUmmieland and in TYPICAL form returned less than a week later. One would think that Pitt would at least keep a low profile for awhile due to his embarrassing backtrack but NO, he is back with his typical unintentionally comedic bloated grandstanding style. Pitt apparently decided to jump onto the Colbert bandwagon and attempt to ride on his popularity with the DUmmies by posting this melodramatic hyperbole-laden THREAD titled, "An Open Letter to Richard Cohen." And what was Richard Cohen's great "crime" that he is now on the receiving end...
  • Digital Lynch Mob (Richard Cohen gets angry feedback for his "Colbert wasn't funny" column)

    05/09/2006 7:51:18 AM PDT · by tlb · 111 replies · 2,525+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 9, 2006; | Richard Cohen
    Kapow! Within a day, I got more than 2,000 e-mails. A day later, I got 1,000 more. By the fourth day, the number had reached 3,499 -- a figure that does not include the usual offers of nubile Russian women or loot from African dictators. The Colbert messages began with Patrick Manley ("You wouldn't know funny if it slapped you in the face") and ended with Ron ("Colbert ROCKS, you MURDER") who was so proud of his thought that he copied countless others. Ron, you're a genius. The e-mails pulse in my queue, emanating raw hatred. This spells trouble --...
  • C-Span Asks Web Sites to Pull Colbert Clip

    05/08/2006 9:15:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 1,982+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/8/06 | Natasha T. Metzler - ap
    WASHINGTON - Political comedy often is intended to stir controversy, but this doesn't usually involve broadcasting rights and the public affairs network C-SPAN. The cable network asked two Internet video providers, YouTube and IFILM, to pull clips of Stephen Colbert's April 29 performance at the White House Correspondents Association dinner from their Web sites. C-SPAN said it contacted the companies because the copyrighted material was posted online without its permission. Both YouTube and IFILM complied with the request. Colbert hosts a satirical current events show on Comedy Central and performed his comedy routine at the correspondent's dinner. YouTube posted the...
  • Did media miss real Colbert story? (????? ALERT)

    05/07/2006 9:53:58 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 81 replies · 3,814+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 7, 2006 | DOUG ELFMAN Television Critic
    A "blogstorm" is thundering across liberal Web sites. Many liberals are furious at the White House press corps for virtually ignoring Stephen Colbert's keynote speech at the press corp's own White House Correspondents' Dinner last Saturday. To non-liberals, this may seem like an isolated complaint. To liberals, it further justifies their belief that the media, particularly TV news, is a big stinking cabal of conservatives. The truth is many in the media wrote about Bush's stand-up routine at the dinner as if they had just watched the coming of a comic genius, but they didn't report much on Colbert's funnier,...
  • Vent With Michelle Malkin (Video): The Colbert cover-up

    05/05/2006 12:57:08 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies · 2,864+ views
    Hot Air ^ | May 5, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    Watch the VIDEO.
  • Nominations Needed for Free Republic's Culture of Treason Media Awards

    04/28/2006 3:01:33 PM PDT · by kristinn · 36 replies · 1,881+ views
    Friday, April 28, 2006 | Kristinn
    Nominations are needed tonight for Free Republic's Culture of Treason Media Awards to be presented tomorrow night outside the White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington, D.C.The Culture of Treason Media Awards, aka the Benedict Arnolds, are to be awarded to those reporters and news outlets whose reporting has undermined the efforts by the United States to fight and win the war on terror.Nominations are needed by 11 p.m. tonight. Voting will start shortly after that and will end at 2:30 p.m. Saturday (tomorrow.)Some nominations to kick things off:Mark Knoller of CBS News for failing to report Cindy Sheehan's remarks calling...
  • So Not Funny [Richard Cohen Slams Colbert]

    05/03/2006 8:59:06 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 47 replies · 2,266+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 4, 2006 | Richard Cohen
    First, let me state my credentials: I am a funny guy. This is well known in certain circles, which is why, even back in elementary school, I was sometimes asked by the teacher to "say something funny" -- as if the deed could be done on demand. This, anyway, is my standing for stating that Stephen Colbert was not funny at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. All the rest is commentary. The commentary, though, is also what I do, and it will make the point that Colbert was not just a failure as a comedian but rude. Rude is...
  • Hoyer: Bush deserves respect (Colbert)

    05/02/2006 7:13:59 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 16 replies · 1,447+ views
    The Hill ^ | May 3, 2006 | Andrew Barr and Josephine Hearn
    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) took on a rare role yesterday as a defender of President Bush. Hoyer came to the defense of the commander in chief after Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, where the president took a drubbing from comedian Stephen Colbert. “I thought some of it was funny, but I think it got a little rough,” Hoyer said. “He is the president of the United States, and he deserves some respect.” “I’m certainly not a defender of the administration,” Hoyer reassured stunned observers, but Colbert “crossed the line” with many jokes that were “in bad taste.”...
  • Thank you Stephen Colbert

    05/02/2006 11:38:41 AM PDT · by JerseyDvl · 45 replies · 3,133+ views
    WordPress ^ | 5/1/06 | Unknown Lib
    A thank you site dedicated to Hero worship and praise for left leaning non-comedian Stephen Colbert. I FReeped it and put in a few sarcastic "Thank you's" of my own and thought others might like to do the same. At the very least it is entertaining to see what the linguini spined Liberals consider a Hero. Is it a Soldier who defends all of our freedoms?...NO Could it be a life saving doctor?...OF course not! How about a geek using his fifteen minutes to act liking an idiot and read Democratic talking points?? BINGO!!
  • Jon Stewart Defends Colbert's Dinner Speech

    05/02/2006 11:07:14 AM PDT · by MC Miker G · 89 replies · 4,510+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | May 2, 2006 | Staff
    NEW YORK Probably to no one's surprise, Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's "Daily Show," hailed the performance of his stablemate Stephen Colbert at Saturday night's White House Correspondents dinner. Colbert's lampooning of the president and the press has generated a good deal of praise and criticism. "It was balls-alicious," Stewart said. "Apparently he was under the impression that they'd hired him to do what he does every night on television" -- that is, make fun of conservatives, public officials, and the press in the guise of an O'Reillyesque talk show host. "We've never been prouder of him, but HOLY...
  • Taranto's Best of the Web: Lack of Raves Prompts Rants (On Colbert)

    05/01/2006 3:41:52 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 39 replies · 1,887+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 1, 2006 | JAMES TARANTO
    Lack of Raves Prompts Rants You'll never believe what the Angry Left is angry about now. It seems the biased right-wing media are trying to cover up . . . a comedy routine! Editor & Publisher, the trade magazine for Bush-hating newspapermen, tells the story: A blistering comedy "tribute" to President Bush by Comedy Central's faux talk-show host Stephen Colbert at the White House Correspondent Dinner Saturday night left George and Laura Bush unsmiling at its close. . . .[E&P's Joe] Strupp, in the crowd during the Colbert routine, had observed that quite a few sitting near him looked a little uncomfortable at times, perhaps feeling...
  • Drudge Report Radio ... April 30, 2006 [LISTEN LIVE]

    04/30/2006 5:53:30 PM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 318 replies · 3,950+ views
    Drudge On Your Dial ^ | 2006/04/30 | Matt Drudge
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  • WH Correspondants Dinner: Bush Kills, Colbert Bombs

    04/30/2006 6:16:16 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 30 replies · 5,876+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 4.30.05 | ap
    Turns out comedy is best left to the amateurs. Tough night for Colbert, who must have regarded this gig as a chance to play the Super Bowl on his home field. In Colbert’s defense, he might not have been playing for laughs. The dissident posture is very important to our friends on the left; if SC had kept things light and wasted his opportunity to speak “truth” to power, they’d have crucified him for it. As it is, the moonbats will be building statues of him tomorrow. To paraphrase another delusional comedian who wasn’t as funny as he thought he...
  • Colbert Lampoons Bush at White House Correspondents Dinner-- President Not Amused?

    04/30/2006 2:44:57 PM PDT · by alnick · 123 replies · 8,993+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | April 29, 2006 | E&P Staff
    WASHINGTON A blistering comedy “tribute” to President Bush by Comedy Central’s faux talk show host Stephen Colbert at the White House Correspondent Dinner Saturday night left George and Laura Bush unsmiling at its close. Earlier, the president had delivered his talk to the 2700 attendees, including many celebrities and top officials, with the help of a Bush impersonator. Colbert, who spoke in the guise of his talk show character, who ostensibly supports the president strongly, urged the Bush to ignore his low approval ratings, saying they were based on reality, “and reality has a well-known liberal bias.” He attacked those...
  • Bush/Bridges Speech at the TV Correspondent Dinner

    04/30/2006 9:33:26 AM PDT · by ReaganandDubyaForever · 10 replies · 1,192+ views
    Does anyone know where I can find a video or at least a transcript of the speech last night?
  • A day in the life of President Bush (4/30/06): photos of correspondents dinner

    04/30/2006 11:40:12 AM PDT · by Wolfstar · 315 replies · 8,546+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: President and Mrs. Bush attended St. John's Church this morning, as is their custom when spending the weekend at the White House. Last night they attended the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner, where the President and his "alter ego," comedian Steve Bridges, stole the show. The best review I found is on USA Today's website. Since I'm not sure how much of their material we can excerpt, I'll just provide a link. The article includes a nearly complete transcript of the President's and Mrs. Bridges routine. LINK TO USA TODAY CORRESPONDENTS' DINNER REVIEW
  • Cocktail Chatter With Clooney, Plame, Snow at D.C. Bash (FREEPERs mentioned!)

    04/29/2006 11:28:30 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 77 replies · 4,283+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | 4-29-06 | Joe Strupp
    NEW YORK Saturday night’s much-awaited White House Correspondents Dinner, featuring appearances by President Bush, George Clooney and Valerie Plame, among others, kicked off with a round of cocktail parties scattered over two floors at the Washington Hilton. At the Reuters’ party you could get a drink called The Cheney Shot—made with Wild Turkey. Over 2700 attendees were expected. Jeff "Skunk" Baxter of the Doobie Brothers, a guest of The Washington Times, was dressed in a kilt. About 15 protestors from the conservative Web site Free Republic raised a fuss outside on a sunny evening, passing out baby pacifiers with “CNN”...
  • Bush Lampoons Self at Press Corp Dinner

    04/30/2006 3:43:25 AM PDT · by saveliberty · 133 replies · 5,518+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4/30/2006 | Elizabeth White
    Bush Lampoons Self at Press Corp Dinner By ELIZABETH WHITE, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 20 minutes ago WASHINGTON - It was twice the fun for members of the White House Correspondents' Association and guests Saturday night when President Bush and a look-alike, sound-alike sidekick poked fun at the president and fellow politicians. "Ladies and gentlemen, I feel chipper tonight. I survived the White House shake-up," the president said.But impersonator Steve Bridges stole many of the best lines. Vice President Dick Cheney and his hunting accident were targets of his humor on a couple of occasions."Speaking of suspects, where is...
  • AAR: Boston Glob Reporter Forgot American Hero, but Knew Who Cindy Sheehan Was (WHCA FReep, 4/29/06)

    04/30/2006 4:24:44 AM PDT · by sauropod · 155 replies · 19,279+ views
    Self, ^ | 4/30/2006 | Sauropod
    Honor roll for tonight's FReep include: Jimmy Valentine's Brother, Mr/Mrs Mason-Dixon, bstein80, Doctor Raoul, staytrue, kristinn, tgsltakoma, angelwood, billf, sauropod, exit148, DollyCali, Wheelbarrow, bert, albion wilde, christopher lincoln, bufordp; dinasour, hellinahandcart and gunsareok. Compared with other years, this year's WHCA FReep was no disappointment. The theme of our counterprotest this year was "Pulitzer Prizes for Treason" given that Dana Priest and others are receiving Pulitzer Prizes for reporting illegally leaked information. There were several signs that alluded to what is going on (only in America), including this brilliant one by BufordP: This point was further reinforced by our very own...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (4/29/06): photos & live thread for WH Correspondents' Dinner)

    04/29/2006 3:20:36 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 1,325 replies · 27,975+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: The President and First Lady have spent a quiet day in the White House today prior to attending the annual correspondents dinner this evening. President Bush joins the reporters who cover him tonight at their annual Washington banquet, the White House Correspondents' Association dinner. Bush has attended every correspondents' dinner since he took office, and he says he's looking forward to this one. The White House isn't saying what the Bushes are planning for this year in the way of Washington humor. Last year, the first lady interrupted the president's after-dinner speech with one of...
  • Celebs Join Bush for Reporters' Dinner (LIVE Thread)

    04/29/2006 5:11:04 PM PDT · by leadpenny · 280 replies · 13,716+ views
    AP and C-SPAN ^ | 29 April 06 | ELIZABETH WHITE, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON - The political and celebrity worlds were joining forces to honor journalists for their coverage of the White House and the downfall of a corrupt congressman. Continuing a tradition begun by Calvin Coolidge, President Bush planned to attend the annual dinner Saturday that is hosted by the White House Correspondents' Association. "I will see you all tomorrow night, I guess," Bush told reporters at the White House on Friday. "Looking forward to it. I hope you are, as well." Booked as the featured entertainer was Stephen Colbert, whose Comedy Central show "The Colbert Report" often lampoons the Washington establishment....
  • The Reliable Source - (about guests @ WH Corres. Assoc. dinner)

    04/24/2006 11:27:55 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 5 replies · 687+ views
    WashPost ^ | 4-25-06 | Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts
    Who are you taking to the prom? Condoleezza Rice is going to be there with Drew Lachey , you know, Nick's brother? Mary Cheney is going to be there with Ludacris ! Yes, it's time again for another White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. Saturday's press prom at the Hilton Washington -- with President Bush and Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert -- will be packed with 2,600 of the usual Washington suspects and eye candy from the world of television, music and sports. "This is a great time of year, when the WHCA president manages to infuriate everyone he's ever known because...
  • You're Invited: D.C. Chapter's 8th Annual White House Correspondents Dinner Freep, Sat. 4/29/06

    04/21/2006 5:39:01 AM PDT · by kristinn · 69 replies · 5,512+ views
    Friday, April 21, 2006 | Kristinn
    All FReepers and lurkers in good standing are invited to join the D.C. Chapter of Free Republic at our 8th annual freep of the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday, April 29, 2006 in Washington, D.C.This is our most fun freep of the year. You never know who in the media and political world you'll meet there. Over the years, we've met and debated the likes of Al Franken, razzed Paul Begala and James Carville, been filmed by Drew Barrymore, cheered on Fox News reporters and freeped the liberal media with humor and serious barbs.Afterward, we retire to the hotel...

    05/14/2005 11:23:27 PM PDT · by psychopuppy · 13 replies · 655+ views
    Praise for the President Jane Fonda (search) has called President Bush a "radical ideologue" — but that opinion didn't stop her from praising the first family in an interview this week. Fonda told the New York Post that First Lady Laura Bush's controversial comedy routine at the White House Correspondents' Dinner was "really funny. Her approval rating is way up, as it should be." And when the interviewer criticized the president's performance at a recent news conference, Fonda came to his defense saying, "I thought he was very impressive." And, she added, "I don't know him, but I have always...
  • The First Lady and the off color joke: Prudish liberals lack sense of humor

    05/11/2005 6:59:03 PM PDT · by rface · 47 replies · 1,182+ views
    Marshfield Mariner ^ | Wednesday, May 11, 2005 | Tom Henshaw
    A word of caution for Laura Bush. Make sure the mike is off before you start telling those jokes. You know the ones I mean. The ones rated XXX by the family values folks who turn out in droves to support George and his friends. Remember Hillary Clinton . . . oops, "Rodham" Clinton. The time she put on those designer clothes and posed for a fashion layout in Vogue magazine and sold as many copies as Jackie Kennedy to the consternation of her friends. "She didn't prove, as her advocates insist, that a modern woman can be all things,"...
  • Laura Bush Should Resist Pandering to Hollywood

    05/09/2005 6:39:00 AM PDT · by Coastal · 91 replies · 1,636+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | May 9, 2005 | L. Brent Bozell III
    The White House Correspondents Dinner might sound like a gray and boring journalistic event, but for Washingtonians, it's becoming Hollywood Night. Among the celebrities attending this year's D.C. dinner were Richard Gere, Elisabeth Shue, Dennis Hopper and Jane Fonda. First Lady Laura Bush drew rave reviews from the pundits for her comedic routine playing on ABC's trashy new hit "Desperate Housewives." Mrs. Bush joked that she not only watched the show, but she was a "desperate housewife" who took Mrs. Cheney, Condoleezza Rice and Karen Hughes to see male strippers at Chippendales, where they stuff dollar bills in the dancers'...
  • Laura Bush: Comedy vs. reality

    05/09/2005 9:01:06 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 34 replies · 1,407+ views ^ | 05/09/05 | Brent Bozell
    Laura Bush: Comedy vs. reality Brent Bozell May 9, 2005 The White House Correspondents Dinner might sound like a gray and boring journalistic event, but for Washingtonians, it's becoming Hollywood Night. Among the celebrities attending this year's D.C. dinner were Richard Gere, Elisabeth Shue, Dennis Hopper and Jane Fonda. First Lady Laura Bush drew rave reviews from the pundits for her comedic routine playing on ABC's trashy new hit "Desperate Housewives." Mrs. Bush joked that she not only watched the show, but she was a "desperate housewife" who took Mrs. Cheney, Condoleezza Rice and Karen Hughes to see male strippers...
  • Putin Compliments Laura Bush on Jokes

    05/08/2005 7:49:43 PM PDT · by kingattax · 8 replies · 1,103+ views
    SF & AP ^ | May 8, 2005
    They were the jokes heard around the world. And before meeting privately Sunday with his American counterpart, Russian President Vladimir Putin got off some lines of his own about U.S. first lady Laura Bush's recent standup comedy routine at a high-profile Washington dinner. At the annual White House Correspondents' Association event late last month, Mrs. Bush described her husband as "Mr. Excitement," who is fast asleep at 9 o'clock. The situation, she said, had turned her into a "desperate housewife," just like the characters on the hit ABC television drama. Mrs. Bush also made fun of her husband's pronunciation of...
  • VANITY: Anyone listening to Savage? He started with the First Lady

    05/04/2005 3:19:04 PM PDT · by rdb3 · 240 replies · 4,306+ views
    Me ^ | 4 MAY 2005 | Me
    All right. Finished Medved, and on KSKY-660AM, Savage follows. Get this: He immediately starts in with the First Lady, talked about how the "Bushes" played the Christian vote for suckers, and he gives compliments the first ladies of France and Germany over ours. Next, he whines about his being "blacklisted." This mouthbreather is something else! Have at it. I had to share.
  • Many still coming to grips with "Milking the Horse"

    05/06/2005 11:05:18 AM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 203 replies · 2,447+ views
    FreeRepublic | HairOfTheDog
    In the week after First Lady Laura Bush's comedy routine at the White House press corps annual Correspondent's dinner, the uptight right is still Quaking. Standing steadfast on their principle, the Upstanding withstood allegations that they were grandstanding about the first lady's comments. "Nonsense! We stand for something! Sorry if that doesn't sit well with you!" Their principle had only this to say: "uuuunnnnnnghh". Though her routine was applauded by most, the unbothered majority was once more identifiable mostly by their clashing contrast with the outer fringes. Asked how they felt about being called a fringe group, the SpokesMan of...
  • Laura Bush Creates Massacre at Free Republic

    05/06/2005 6:53:22 AM PDT · by writer33 · 501 replies · 4,243+ views
    Counterjab ^ | 05/06/2005 | Chris Davis
    Fresno—In a joyous revelation, Laura Bush created Free Republic’s very own version of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, causing the death of the coupe de grace of the coupe de tat. It appeared that posters—known as Freepers—were bickering so much about Laura Bush’s jokes in Washington that they resorted to cannibalism, dismemberment and decapitation of each other in defense of their position on the first lady’s comments. The posts on the forum reportedly became so hostile that Jim Robinson, the bigoted owner of the site, was forced to pull one of the threads, leaving a lone thread for the carnage...
  • Laura's Laff Riot - (first lady's stand-up comedienne routine!)

    05/05/2005 10:56:12 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 774+ views
    If there were an Emmy category for stand-up comedy on C-SPAN, she would be this year's odds-on favorite. Cedric the Entertainer, who had expected to follow the prez for the evening's laughs, knew he was in trouble long before Laura sat down. Her sallies were stingers, with references to her husband as "Mr. Excitement," in bed by 9 o'clock, and to herself and Lynn Cheney and Karen Hughes as "desperate housewives" who sneak out to watch the Chippendales (male strippers) for post-9 o'clock thrills. "I wouldn't even mention it," she said, "except that Ruth Ginsburg and Sandra Day O'Connor saw...
  • Laura the Entertainer

    05/04/2005 5:21:27 AM PDT · by FlyLow · 5 replies · 615+ views
    JWR ^ | 5-4-05 | Kathleen Parker
    First lady Laura Bush's show-stealing debut as a comedienne at Saturday night's annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner had the audience hooting with laughter.' I was right there with them, grateful for the humor and appreciative as ever for Mrs. Bush's humanizing effect on the presidency and our nation. But beyond the jokes, my personal mirth was closely tied to another punch line — the one nobody said but that I kept thinking as she delivered one-liners: Good thing she ain't in Saudi Arabia. Or the Taliban's Afghanistan. Or prewar Iraq. Or northern Nigeria today. Or any number of Islamic...

    05/04/2005 7:29:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 115 replies · 12,383+ views
    OK, folks - listen up! The official deadline for posting new threads about Laura Bush and her speech has now expired. There will be no new threads on this topic. If you still have something to say on this matter, you may go here to post to an existing thread. That is all.
  • After Action: 2005 White House Correspondents Dinner Freep

    05/04/2005 3:00:55 PM PDT · by staytrue · 48 replies · 17,862+ views
    5-4-05 | self
    After Action: White House Correspondence Dinner The D.C. Chapter's Seventh Annual FReep of the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) Dinner took place on Saturday afternoon and evening. In attendance were Kristinn, TgslTakoma, Exit 148,Staytrue ,Billf, gunsareok, Doctor Raoul, BufordP, Always Free, zelig, nutmeg, Jimmy Valentine’s Brother and one more freeper (whose name eludes me). Our group photo is here A limosine with Jane Fonda drove by and we serenaded her with a chorus of "Hanoi Jane" Matt Drudge stopped by to chat with freepers Doctor Raoul, Kristinn, gunsareok and tgslTakoma. photos are here Senator Sununu walked by as did Chris...
  • And now a word from the soreheads

    05/02/2005 10:10:26 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 18 replies · 946+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 05/03/05 | Wesley Pruden
    And now a word from the soreheads By Wesley Pruden Sending women to war is a lousy idea, as any red-blooded man who ever wore the uniform would tell you, but Laura Bush can handle a blade on a political platform as skillfully as any Marine, Legionnaire or Ranger ever could.     Miss Laura doesn't use a rapier -- thin blades are for sissies and squaw men -- when the business end of a bayonet will do it quicker...snip     Miss Laura, the stuff of every Southern boy's dreams, threw away the scabbard Saturday night at the annual dinner of the White...
  • Laura Bush Talks Naughty

    05/03/2005 4:32:44 AM PDT · by ricks_place · 521 replies · 7,125+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 5/3/5 | JOHN TIERNEY
    Snip... For the mainly Democratic audience - this was a crowd of Washington journalists and luminaries from Hollywood and Manhattan - it was an evening of cognitive dissonance. How to reconcile this charming image on stage with the Bush they love to bash? Snip... Mrs. Bush's performance, and her husband's reaction, wasn't a shock to the reporters who cover the White House. For years they have tried to convince their friends outside Washington that Mr. Bush is actually not a close-minded dolt, and Mrs. Bush is no Stepford Wife or Church Lady. Yes, they're Texans who go to church and...
  • Michelle Malkin: The Wonkette-ization of Laura Bush

    05/03/2005 2:10:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 1,200 replies · 18,613+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | May 3, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    Most of Mrs. Bush's humor at the correspondents' dinner was just right: Edgy but not over the edge. But I think the stripper and horse jokes were totally beneath her. Just put it to the other-shoe test: If it were Teresa Heinz Kerry standing up on the dais telling the same jokes, the conservative commentariat would be buzzing for the rest of the year about what a tasteless skank she is.
  • Laura Bush, stand-up comedienne and desperate housewife

    05/02/2005 4:35:23 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 15 replies · 751+ views ^ | May 1, 2005
    Laura Bush, stand-up comedienne and desperate housewife I don't know who wrote Laura Bush's speech at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner last night, but she really has talent as a stand-up commedienne. Here in Europe, the TV channel of The Voice of America made it available on satellite. I made a complete transcript of George and Laura Bush's performance at the dinner. We also have a soundfile (MP3, 2.5 MB) and a video recording (WMV, 12.5 MB) available. Each is about 11 minutes long. George W. Bush: Thank you all. Thank you and good evening. I always look forward...
  • Laura Bush: Take my husband...

    05/02/2005 3:23:18 PM PDT · by gwb43_2004 · 12 replies · 558+ views
    , USA TODAY ^ | By Csar G. Soriano
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  • Conservative Christians Not Laughing at First Lady's Comedy Act (BARF ALERT!)

    05/02/2005 8:23:14 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 174 replies · 4,960+ views
    First Lady Laura Bush may have stolen the show with her surprise comedy routine at this weekend's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, but her jokes and one-liners have made her no new friends among conservative Christians. In an official statement, one 'pro-family' advocacy group warned that Mrs. Bush's jokes at the President's expense were in violation of the Biblical command that wives respect their husbands. Some shocked by Mrs. Bush's reference to herself as a "desperate housewife" WASHINGTON, DC—The First Lady may have stolen the show with her surprise comedy routine at the 91st White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, but...
  • Free Republic Just Talked About on MSNBC

    05/02/2005 10:26:44 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 55 replies · 2,857+ views
    MSNBC | 5-2-05
    Coast To Coast on MSNBC with Ron Reagan just did a special report on reaction on the net to Laura Bush's roasting of the President the other night and they did about 2 mins on FR. Took a direct quote from Freeper "CountRecount" and put the URL on the screen for and discussed the reaction to Saturday night amongst FReepers. Good exposure for FR...too bad about 15 people were probably watching though considering it is a show with Ron Reagan and it is on MSNBC.
  • Laura leaves 'em laughing, gasping

    05/02/2005 12:37:28 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 44 replies · 1,766+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, May 2, 2005 | By Joseph Curl
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES Who knew? First lady Laura Bush took over the podium from her husband at Saturday night's annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner and knocked 'em dead, keeping Washington's most powerful politicos in stitches as she worked the ballroom like a seasoned stand-up comic. "George always says he's delighted to come to these press dinners. Baloney. He's usually in bed by now," Mrs. Bush said. "I'm not kidding. I said to him the other day, 'George, if you really want to end tyranny in the world, you're going to have to stay up later.' "
  • Laura leaves 'em laughing, gasping (Not a very family-values-type speech..very risque: David Korn)

    05/02/2005 6:00:13 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 1,293 replies · 16,799+ views
    WashingtonTimes ^ | May 02, 2005 | By Joseph Curl
    Who knew? First lady Laura Bush took over the podium from her husband at Saturday night's annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner and knocked 'em dead, keeping Washington's most powerful politicos in stitches as she worked the ballroom like a seasoned stand-up comic. CUT Although Washington's movers and shakers laughed at Mrs. Bush's performance, some in the press woke up with a Sunday morning hangover and began to criticize her monologue as immodest at best and downright bawdy at worst. "Laura Bush cracks risque jokes at the White House Correspondents' dinner," sniffed Agence France-Presse. CNN reporter Elaine Quijano, who attended...
  • Brady talks politics in nation's capital

    05/01/2005 7:55:31 PM PDT · by Panerai · 6 replies · 371+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | Sunday, May 1, 2005
    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he'd consider a post-football career in politics. Brady attended the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner last night, and told ABC’S ``This Week'' that politics could provide him leadership opportunities. Brady says that after his football career, he wants to ``inspire people to do more.'' He says ``If that's politics, it's politics.'' The 27-year-old has led the Patriots to three Super Bowl titles in the past four seasons. The native Californian hasn't publicly discussed his political leanings. He was a guest of President Bush and Laura Bush in her VIP box during the...
  • A day in the life of President & Mrs. Bush (5/1/05): photos of the roast

    05/01/2005 4:20:51 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 367 replies · 8,618+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: The President and First Lady attended Sunday morning church services at St. Johns, and were spending a quiet day at the White House. TRANSCRIPT OF THE DAY: While I could not find an official transcript of the First Lady's remarks last night, I didi find the next best thing by cobbling together several news reports. First Lady Laura Bush has stolen the show with a surprise comedy routine that teases her husband President George W Bush. The performance at a dinner honouring award-winning journalists brought a standing ovation from the audience -- that included much...