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2009-06-12 04:48:55 PM  
fark that whole clan of petulant thin skinned real America idiots you betcha don't cha know. Bootstrap yourselves the hell off the national stage.
 
2009-06-12 04:49:35 PM  
PascalsGhost: Cat Food Sandwiches: PascalsGhost: bartink: PascalsGhost: Sarah Palin is a worthless coont and her daughter is a stupid whore.

Meh, leave her kid out of it.

This is a 18 year old kid in 2009 who didn't use a rubber or birth control.

How do you know that? Do you think rubbers are 100% effective?

She didn't use any birth control. The shameless dickheads have openly talked about it.


While advocating "abstinence only" as a provention method.
 
2009-06-12 04:49:40 PM  
Headso: Nabb1: The Obamas wouldn't have to. Letterman would have already been drawn and quartered and each of the segments of his body sent in the direction of the four points of the compass as a warning to others.

because he's the messiah or something... media conspiracy twoofers FTL!


That was hyperbole, but then ask Don Imus what can be the end result of a joke gone awry.
 
2009-06-12 04:49:51 PM  
someonelse 2009-06-12 04:36:51 PM
*checks*
Lavender.


This post is useless without pics.
 
2009-06-12 04:50:00 PM  
PascalsGhost: She didn't use any birth control. The shameless dickheads have openly talked about it.

Meh, either way, Palin is the political target sticking her neck out there. She is an 18 year old kid.

Come on, be classy. Its what separates us from them.
 
2009-06-12 04:50:04 PM  
Nabb1: The joke about her daughter getting knocked up by A-Rod at the Yankees game - he meant the older one, but it was the younger one at the game. Letterman screwed up. It's not the crime of the century, but it's worth an "I'm sorry."

It's not like he said Jeter did it...
 
2009-06-12 04:50:06 PM  
bartink: You assume she didn't use birth control.

naw, thanks to the wonders of modern media, this was actually an interview question asked and answered.

yes, we really, really, really needed to know that information.
 
2009-06-12 04:50:33 PM  
SkinnyHead: God's Hubris: Early in the Clinton administration, Limbaugh put up a picture of Socks, the White House cat, and asked, 'Did you know there's a White House dog?' Then he put up a picture of Chelsea Clinton, who was 13 years old at the time.

I saw that Limbaugh TV show and that's not the way it happened. Mr. Limbaugh called Chelsea a "cute kid in the whitehouse," but the audience started laughing because the graphic behind him was showing a picture of Millie the Dog. That's it. No jokes about anyone getting raped or anything like that. Yet liberals been outraged about it for years.


I googled it, they say, Rush said "Did you hear, they have a new dog in the white house?" then they posted a pic of Chelsea....
Either way, who the fark is Willow?
 
2009-06-12 04:50:54 PM  
Regardless of whether the joke was justified or funny or whatever, Governor Palin simply cannot win by making it into an issue or by starting a feud with David Letterman. Maybe that's unfair, but it's the cold reality. If she was half as smart as everyone on the Right keeps telling me she is, she never would have made an issue out of this. Oh, and also, the initial contribution to this thread exposes Subby as a liar.
 
2009-06-12 04:51:16 PM  
IXI Jim IXI: If Willow ends up pissing a positive pregnancy test in a few weeks, they're all gonna feel really stupid.

especially if the father is a-rod
 
2009-06-12 04:51:39 PM  
Kome: That said, I'm curious why Palin is on the warpath to try and censor comedians who make tasteless jokes? You'd think, as a conservative who is always going on about defending the constitution, she'd at least be superficially familiar with the first amendment.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

You'd think that she could actually name a single newspaper that she reads, too..

Her familiarity with the 1st amendment consists of "It doesn't say 'seperation of church and state' in the Constitution. You just won't find those words in there"

/no, not an actual quote, but it might as well be
 
2009-06-12 04:51:43 PM  
There are pretty good odds the younger palin daughter will give birth to a child April 2010, so I'd say Letterman doesn't have much to worry about.

And the flashback clips are going to be epic.
 
2009-06-12 04:51:55 PM  
bartink: PascalsGhost: This is a 18 year old kid in 2009 who didn't use a rubber or birth control.

She is a stupid skank.

She is a private citizen whose Mom dragged her into this.


She is a legal adult who still goes out and discusses issues of birth control in media. Its shameless.

I assume you believe kids will have sex. I don't have a problem with her simply having sex. Do you?

I have no problem with teenagers having all sorts of sex, if they are responsible and use the proper safety measures.

You assume she didn't use birth control. Birth control fails. She might have used it unsuccessfully.

They used condoms "most the time".

It lacks class to attack her, IMO.

It would if she were simply a single young mother who made a mistake.

When she crosses the line and becomes a single young mother who made a mistake and goes to tell the world about it and lecture it doesn't lack class in the least.
 
2009-06-12 04:52:04 PM  
bartink: She is a private citizen whose Mom dragged her into this.

False.

She's been touring the nation preaching about single motherhood and abstinence. She's taken it upon herself to capitalize on her pseudo-fame, so she's fair game.
 
2009-06-12 04:52:05 PM  
ck1938 2009-06-12 04:37:19 PM
Wow, a real left wing hate fest in here. Obama was elected 7 months ago and you are still terrified of Palin. Misogynistic pussies.


Yes, please, for the love of god, don't run Palin in '12. It will be the death of liberalism. Don't do it, she frightens us so!
Nooooooooooo!!!!
 
2009-06-12 04:52:52 PM  
heap: naw, thanks to the wonders of modern media, this was actually an interview question asked and answered.

yes, we really, really, really needed to know that information.


I'm pretty sure they even played video.
 
2009-06-12 04:53:02 PM  
I really do believe that Letterman was trying to make fun of A-Rod and Spitzer more than the Palins here, folks. He performs in front of a New York City crowd every night, and those are names that are relevant in New York and generate laughs with the studio audience.

Jay Leno used to do the same thing, making jokes about L.A. that nobody outside of L.A. would get. I think the reason why very few people are saying that may be the case here is because Dave is actually funny.
 
2009-06-12 04:53:12 PM  
Nabb1: That was hyperbole, but then ask Don Imus what can be the end result of a joke gone awry.

If the Rutgers Lady Knights basketball team had been caught prostituting themselves at tournaments I could agree with you.

/Sore Spot.

Go RU!
 
2009-06-12 04:53:14 PM  
Since we now have a template to work from, I can't wait for the trashing of Malia Obama! What a great day that will be! She deserves it too since her daddy put his whole family on the line to be PrezBO.

And while we're at it, why not have a go at Jenny McCarthy's son? Sure, he's only 6, who cares? Let the trashing begin!

Honestly, if it really makes you feel like a big person to trash a kid, then you aren't much of an adult.
 
2009-06-12 04:53:27 PM  
bartink: I love her support of women, like when Alaska charged victims of rape for the rape kit.

Good thing she supports women.


Palin's just pissed because she was thinking if her daughter really did get knocked up by A-Rod, her daughter couldn't get the rape kit until allowance day.
 
2009-06-12 04:54:05 PM  
ayenull: PascalsGhost: Cat Food Sandwiches: PascalsGhost: bartink: PascalsGhost: Sarah Palin is a worthless coont and her daughter is a stupid whore.

Meh, leave her kid out of it.

This is a 18 year old kid in 2009 who didn't use a rubber or birth control.

How do you know that? Do you think rubbers are 100% effective?

She didn't use any birth control. The shameless dickheads have openly talked about it.

While advocating "abstinence only" as a provention method.


Right. But I'm classless for mocking her.


Wendy's Chili: bartink: She is a private citizen whose Mom dragged her into this.

False.

She's been touring the nation preaching about single motherhood and abstinence. She's taken it upon herself to capitalize on her pseudo-fame, so she's fair game.


THIS.



My 15 year old mom got knocked up by my 19 year old dad. What she didn't do is go on a TV tour telling people about birth control.

See the difference?
 
2009-06-12 04:54:10 PM  
AndEhBus: Stupid Guitar: But waterboarding is akin to harmless fraternity pranks, so what's the harm?

Or is it torture again, jeez I can't tell anymore. What do Rush and Hannity have to say?


I don't see the justification for you sarcasm. What's the principle of you trivializing a pretty straightforward comment?

Let me answer that. You trivialize any statement/s that doesn't fit your "truth"; you do this so that you don't have to deal with it logically but can then brush it off with an emotional outburst.


Actually, let me answer your question myself. I'm pretty justified in my sarcastic remark, because we've had to read months of posts by "Conservative" torture apologists, that, you guessed it, trivialize the physical and mental effects of waterboarding. Remember when Sean Hannity himself offered to be waterboarded on T.V. to prove how "harmless" the practice is?

So which is it? Is waterboarding something that shouldn't be joked about doing to someone, or is it no big deal like people like Rush or Hannity claim?

oh, and one more thing: Lighten up, Francis!
 
2009-06-12 04:54:12 PM  
IXI Jim IXI: If Willow ends up pissing a positive pregnancy test in a few weeks, they're all gonna feel really stupid.

The baby daddy also had a positive piss test, so I hear...
 
2009-06-12 04:54:18 PM  
glassa: Since we now have a template to work from, I can't wait for the trashing of Malia Obama! What a great day that will be! She deserves it too since her daddy put his whole family on the line to be PrezBO.

And while we're at it, why not have a go at Jenny McCarthy's son? Sure, he's only 6, who cares? Let the trashing begin!

Honestly, if it really makes you feel like a big person to trash a kid, then you aren't much of an adult.


You used this schtick the other day, and it didn't work then either.
 
2009-06-12 04:54:25 PM  
Wendy's Chili: False.

She's been touring the nation preaching about single motherhood and abstinence. She's taken it upon herself to capitalize on her pseudo-fame, so she's fair game.


I disagree. I doubt she feels she has much choice in the matter, like whether she could have had an abortion or not.

She is a kid whose Mom is the governor of the state. I'm pretty sure she has been pressured into this.

Look, Palin is a dangerous idiot. We don't have to discuss her teenage daughter to get that point across.
 
2009-06-12 04:54:37 PM  
The Why Not Guy: Regardless of whether the joke was justified or funny or whatever, Governor Palin simply cannot win by making it into an issue or by starting a feud with David Letterman. Maybe that's unfair, but it's the cold reality. If she was half as smart as everyone on the Right keeps telling me she is, she never would have made an issue out of this. Oh, and also, the initial contribution to this thread exposes Subby as a liar.

Ah, so if Obama was smart, he never would've said his kids are off limits & would've let the low down dirtbags mock & trash his daughters. Is that how it works?
 
2009-06-12 04:55:01 PM  
glassa: And while we're at it, why not have a go at Jenny McCarthy's son? Sure, he's only 6, who cares?

I don't know about you, but I would never insult a child who is smarter than the parents.
 
2009-06-12 04:55:04 PM  
glassa:

Since we now have a template to work from, I can't wait for the trashing of Malia Obama! What a great day that will be! She deserves it too since her daddy put his whole family on the line to be PrezBO.

Do it. Or are you just talk?
 
2009-06-12 04:55:43 PM  
Perhaps if Palin didn't put her 18 year old daughter on the campaign trail, converting her from private civilian to public citizen last year, and if she weren't on all the news channels promoting abstinence I'd be more sympathetic. Sorry Governor, unlike Chelsea Clinton, the Bush twins or the Obama girls, your kid is taking stands in public and is fair game, just as Cheney's MSNBC daughter is or Chelsea would have been last year when she was campaigning for Hillary.
 
2009-06-12 04:55:43 PM  
dodecahedron: Blathering Idjut: SkinnyHead: According to NY law, an adult man who has sex with a child under the age of 15 is guilty of second degree rape. That's why it was a rape joke.

What's the law in Alaska and how old was Bristol when Toothless Joe put a bun in her oven?

The Palins seem more upset about a joke about the statuatory rape of their daughter than the actual statuatory rape of their daughter.

/knows Lettermen wasn't joking about rape.

If you really want to see something outrageous about this story, watch Palin's interview with Matt Lauer this morning and see how Palin has managed to twist this into something it's totally not, and is calling Letterman a liar for saying he was talking about her older daughter.

Palin on "Today" 6/12/09 (new window)


Dude, words fail... wow... just, wow.
 
2009-06-12 04:55:45 PM  
glassa: The Why Not Guy: Regardless of whether the joke was justified or funny or whatever, Governor Palin simply cannot win by making it into an issue or by starting a feud with David Letterman. Maybe that's unfair, but it's the cold reality. If she was half as smart as everyone on the Right keeps telling me she is, she never would have made an issue out of this. Oh, and also, the initial contribution to this thread exposes Subby as a liar.

Ah, so if Obama was smart, he never would've said his kids are off limits & would've let the low down dirtbags mock & trash his daughters. Is that how it works?


And did Obama make any jokes about Palin's daughters? No. So STFU.
 
2009-06-12 04:56:03 PM  
glassa: Since we now have a template to work from, I can't wait for the trashing of Malia Obama! What a great day that will be! She deserves it too since her daddy put his whole family on the line to be PrezBO.

And while we're at it, why not have a go at Jenny McCarthy's son? Sure, he's only 6, who cares? Let the trashing begin!

Honestly, if it really makes you feel like a big person to trash a kid, then you aren't much of an adult.


When Malia turn 18, gets preggers, then goes on TV to tout abstinence, I'll pick on her.

I doubt it will happen though, cause for all his faults, i bet Obama suggests birth control pills and rubbers at the required time, and not faith in Jesus.
 
2009-06-12 04:56:13 PM  
mediaho: SkinnyHead: raping her 14 year old daughter

He obviously wasn't talking about Willow. I mean, who the hell even knows who she is?

He was talking about Piper (7). Or possibly Trig.


icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com
 
2009-06-12 04:56:18 PM  
Kome: glassa: And while we're at it, why not have a go at Jenny McCarthy's son? Sure, he's only 6, who cares?

I don't know about you, but I would never insult a child who is smarter than the parents.


WINNER!

By the way is your name taken from an old Bay Area radio station? :P
 
2009-06-12 04:56:26 PM  
The reason Levi and Bristol get invited on TV shows are so they (and Sarah) can be ridiculed. No other reason.
 
2009-06-12 04:56:29 PM  
dognose4: While I think that Dave's joke was probably about Bristol, I'm glad that Sarah is calling him out. I really don't think that making so fun of candidate's children should be mainstream.

When the candidate exploits her children out on the campaign trail to the extent Palin did, and when she uses her children to justify her views on fringe issues like anti-abortion, when she uses RNC money to buy her children expensive wardrobes, then she has opened them up for criticism. If she wants the media to leave them alone, then she should leave them at home and leave them out of her political agenda.
 
2009-06-12 04:56:31 PM  
Hender: And did Obama make any jokes about Palin's daughters? No. So STFU.

All on the left are a single entity, like some political borg.
 
2009-06-12 04:57:19 PM  
dodecahedron: When the candidate exploits her children out on the campaign trail to the extent Palin did, and when she uses her children to justify her views on fringe issues like anti-abortion, when she uses RNC money to buy her children expensive wardrobes, then she has opened them up for criticism. If she wants the media to leave them alone, then she should leave them at home and leave them out of her political agenda.

I agree. And its still responsible to do the right thing and just stick to making fun of Caribou Barbie.
 
2009-06-12 04:57:20 PM  
imbrial: spend 30 seconds with Don Rickle

I would pay good money to see this.
 
2009-06-12 04:57:32 PM  
glassa: Since we now have a template to work from, I can't wait for the trashing of Malia Obama! What a great day that will be! She deserves it too since her daddy put his whole family on the line to be PrezBO.

And while we're at it, why not have a go at Jenny McCarthy's son? Sure, he's only 6, who cares? Let the trashing begin!


Okay, but we'll also have to clutch our pearls and cry "rape!" every time some Farker talks about banging a teenager. So it's a tradeoff.
 
2009-06-12 04:57:44 PM  
I think we're all missing the real joke here. The one even Dave has missed.

Who the fark names their children Bristol, Willow, Trig, and Piper?
 
2009-06-12 04:57:46 PM  
Wendy's Chili: bartink: She is a private citizen whose Mom dragged her into this.

False.

She's been touring the nation preaching about single motherhood and abstinence. She's taken it upon herself to capitalize on her pseudo-fame, so she's fair game.


Well, aren't you the big tough guy picking on an 18 year old girl! Does it feel good being a bully?

There are plenty of other single teen mothers out there. Just maybe she's trying to be an example for them of how to do it? And as for abstinence? She learned the difficult way that teen pregnancy is not fun. She's trying to do a good thing. HOW DARE SHE! TRASH THE LITTLE TRAMP!!!

So if she was out there promoting literacy or sign language, I'm guessing the hate-speech would still be peachy?

When does the trashing commence on Malia Obama?
 
2009-06-12 04:57:49 PM  
damageddude: Perhaps if Palin didn't put her 18 year old daughter on the campaign trail, converting her from private civilian to public citizen last year, and if she weren't on all the news channels promoting abstinence I'd be more sympathetic. Sorry Governor, unlike Chelsea Clinton, the Bush twins or the Obama girls, your kid is taking stands in public and is fair game, just as Cheney's MSNBC daughter is or Chelsea would have been last year when she was campaigning for Hillary.

Is she? I thought I saw her on the Today show saying that if you are going to have sex, practice safe sex.
 
2009-06-12 04:58:17 PM  
Cat Food Sandwiches: The reason Levi and Bristol get invited on TV shows are so they (and Sarah) can be ridiculed. No other reason.

Wow...you'd think they'd smarten up.
 
2009-06-12 04:58:38 PM  
Nabb1 2009-06-12 04:49:40 PM
That was hyperbole, but then ask Don Imus what can be the end result of a joke gone awry.

Can I ask Rush Limbaugh fans about a similarly racist statement?
Oh that's right, it's only liberals who get punished for racism.
 
2009-06-12 04:59:03 PM  
This thread is proof that either:

1) Republicans do not understand humor (very possible, as has been demonstrated over and over again);

or

2) Republicans understand humor, but pretend not to, if it means they can act all offended and butthurt because someone made fun of the family they love most deeply, the Palin clan.

And again, I wonder where the outraged conservatives complaining about the PC police are? Can't a comedian make a joke in 2009 without a bunch of whiny Republicans upset that it hurt their feelings?

Wusses. Go stroke your guns, wusses. Isn't that how you feel like men?
 
2009-06-12 04:59:08 PM  
glassa: When does the trashing commence on Malia Obama?

I'm pretty sure you've already started.
 
2009-06-12 04:59:08 PM  
glassa:

When does the trashing commence on Malia Obama?

When your testicles descend and you do it yourself. Go on. Do it.
 
2009-06-12 04:59:23 PM  
bartink: Wendy's Chili: False.

She's been touring the nation preaching about single motherhood and abstinence. She's taken it upon herself to capitalize on her pseudo-fame, so she's fair game.

I disagree. I doubt she feels she has much choice in the matter, like whether she could have had an abortion or not.

She is a kid whose Mom is the governor of the state. I'm pretty sure she has been pressured into this.

Look, Palin is a dangerous idiot. We don't have to discuss her teenage daughter to get that point across.


She's 18. She's an adult. Her mother may have pressured her, but that doesn't make any difference in the matter. She's choosing to put herself and her underage, unprotected, uneducated babby forming on the national stage so she should have no expectation of privacy.
 
2009-06-12 04:59:24 PM  
I mean really. We couldn't get like, Mary or Sally or even a Fran? We get farking Bristol, Willow, and Piper?

It's like she grabbed a TV Guide, covered her eyes, and started flipping through pages. She'd stop at a page, and whatever word her finger was on, "HONEY!!!! I'VE GOT IT!!!!"
 
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