Skip to comments.Sarah Bernhard's Rant(I won't print the actual title of the article)
Posted on 09/19/2008 8:04:57 AM PDT by redangus
The Washington Post isnt the only daily D.C. newspaper to rave about Sandra Bernhards anti-Palin ranting. Wednesdays Washington Examiner joined in, with the headline "Comedienne delivers enraged optimism." Barbara Mackay claimed "in the end, oddly and subtly, Bernhards message is positive."
Thats not the impression youd get from the blog of Theater J, where Bernhard is appearing. It has video of Bernhard calling Palin "Uncle Women," a "turncoat bh" and a "whore." One complaint on the blog that Bernhard crosses a line of political incorrectness draws a defense from Ari Roth of Theater J that really drops the curtain on how coarse this show is:
In fact, the play wears its politically VERY correct heart on its sleeve with its indictment of America as "A Mans World, Its a White Mans World, Its a Fked Up White Mans Racist World" and can only be suggested to be racist in its content if one is hell-bent on protecting White Folk for Sandras blistering indictment.When Sandra warns Sarah Palin not to come into Manhattan lest she get gang-raped by some of Sandras big black brothers, shes being provocative, combative, humorous, and yes, lets allow, disgusting.
The fact that the show has a few riffs like this does not to my mind make it a "disgusting show." theres too much beauty, variety, vitality, and intelligence to label the entire show as "disgusting." Ill agree with you that we produced this show because we did find it to be edgy because we wanted to give right wing conservative Jews a good run for their money by being on the receiving end of some blistering indictments from Sandra.Does it go over the edge sometimes? On the gang-rape joke, yes. Sure. Not much else. It goes over the edge and then comes right back to the cutting edge. [Profanity editing is mine.]
Forgive me if gang-rape jokes don't greet my ears as oddly and subtly positive, as the Examiner suggests, and forgive me if gang-rape jokes aren't "a rotating sprinkler that a spectator washes in most happily," like the Washington Post insists.
Roth insisted to the complainer that the D.C. Jewish Community Center is loving their Bernhard show, and partied with Bernhard on opening night. Theyre in tune with her right-bashing rage:
Were proud of our producing -- proud of Sandras sense of timing -- taking the fight out to the house and to the street beyond, channeling so much of our rage and frustration at the bizarre recent twists of fortune since Karl Rove trotted out Sarah Palin for John McCain to briefly meet and then get in bed with.Sandras face is hanging 10 feet tall in a banner over the DCJCC steps and were proud that shes a new emblem and ambassador for our theater and our center. Shes not the only one who represents us. But her large heart, her generous talent, and her big mouth are all a big part of who we are.
"Who we are" at this theater clearly isn't someone who's interesting in presenting anything other than rage. The video itself, presented like a commercial for the show, explains who the show is intended to please. The average person probably wouldnt find it the least bit funny. But if you really, really hate Sarah Palin or Christian conservatives, this show is for you. Heres some of what she says in the promo:
Now you got Uncle Women, like Sarah Palin, who jumps on the s--t and points her fingers at other women. Turncoat b---h! Dont you f--kin reference Old Testament, bitch! You stay with your new Goyish crappy shiksa funky bulls--t! Dont you touch my Old Testament, you b---h! Because we have left it open for interpre-ta-tion! It is no longer taken literally! You whore in your f--kin' cheap New Vision cheap-ass plastic glasses and your [sneering voice] hair up. A Tina Fey-Megan Mullally brokedown bulls--t moment.
Is it too broad an interpretation to suggest that when Bernhard attacks Palin's "new Goyish crappy shiksa funky bulls--t," she means the New Testament? It sounds like she's telling the Christian to stay away from "her" Old Testament, as if Christians don't have an Old Testament in their Bible. It's quite clear that the D.C. Jewish Community Center is not attempting an interfaith dialogue with this rantfest.
Here is the video. Decide for yourself:
Tim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center [Recommend story on Digg.com]
Somebody already did...
Just do the opposite of whatever this witch says and you’ll live a full and happy life.
There has been a lot of hate spewed by the left towards Sarah Palin, but I think this one trumps them all. The vileness of the rant and the fact that anyone could find anything good or productive in it is beyond comprehension to me. Change the sexual connotations to racial ones or make the target a liberal woman and see how accepting the left would be.
Sorry I did a search for the title and Bernhard’s name and got nothing.
here’s rosanne barr’s latest conspiracy theory:
for the people who complain about obama’s associates,(ayres, wright rezko) here is proof that McCain’s associates are child molesting polygymists who hate america and who have been awarded government contracts by McCain’s state of ARIZONA. They take that money and build their “churches”. This they call “bleeding the beast”. They gave alot of money to mccain, and lots more to the republican party that grants them favors. The reason they are granted favors is because alot of Mormons work for the fbi and the cia, and government and despite what reid and romney and other mormons who “pass” tell americans about their religion, they ALL believe that in heaven there is plural marriage, and no women get there unless their husbands bring them in, and they can only be brought into heaven by agreeing to allow their husbands more than one heavenly wife...these are mccain and palin’s friends. The evangelical movement was born at BYU, where gays were experimented on to turn straight. When they couldn’t they were excommunicated, and founded the evangelical movement as a PAC. They tried to outlaw gay marriage, thinking that task would keep their largely closeted following on the “right side” of the anti-gay Gay movement. McCain and Palin are both aware of the “underground railroad” that moves 12-16 year old caucasian girlchildren from alaska to mexico, so that the pedophile polygymists can have a fresh supply of them to marry and to make breeders. this is not made up! Every politician in the west knows about this and turns the other way for graft and for power.
(what does this woman smoke?)
Just like Al Franken and Margaret Cho, this too-crude-for-Goebbels hate frenzy is supposed to be somehow satirical and funny for right-thinking individuals at least.
I once saw Sandra Bernhardt as at least an equal opportunity offender but I guess she prefers to take it easy in her middle age and go with the Party Line.
PLEEZ, IN THE NAME OF THE ALL MERCIFUL GOD, DON’T POST ANY MORE PICTURES OF HER!
Bernhard is trying to be Ann Coulter without the class, intelligence, beauty, creative flair, truthful content or timely moment.. And succeeded..
That there should be enough to scare away audiences, rats, cockroaches, etc.
I really don't understand, even if ones politics and "worldview" are in line with hers, how anyone could choose to waste any time in this foul woman's presence.
if you had a choice would it be: helen thomas or sandra?
I liked the not posting the title thing.
Castration by blundguning.
Bernhards the poster child for the bitter, ignorant and useless nags, hags and slags of the left.
Bernhard is considered “brilliant” if she has the same biases and prejudices as the person writing the review. The actual content of the rant is irrelevant to these people.
Ok, so we'll just eat around the turd in the soup.
maybe, or castration by bludgeoning...