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2012-02-07 12:14:37 PM

Krieghund: Bag of Hammers: Uchiha_Cycliste: I'd wager that it's because N!&&ER jokes, and jokes about killing gays and those gays going to hell for wanting equal rights aren't funny.

This, Conservatives are all about being envious of the very thing they claim to hate. They look at the Islamist Supremacists and secretly fume "why can't WE have Christian suicide bombers" they look at China and secretly fume "Why can't WE have government controlled internet and slave wages" and they look at black comedians/rappers and secretly fume "We can't WE call them N*ggers!"

You really hit the nail on the head (heh).


Indeed he did. Fantastic summation.
 
2012-02-07 12:15:33 PM

Shadowtag: Liberalism is a mental disease that makes you stupid and cowardly.

This is what happens to that kid who got all huffy whenever he couldn't think of a retort to "whoever smelt it, dealt it"


It's funny that the "stupid and cowardly" thing comes from the group that has the unending martyr fetish...
 
2012-02-07 12:16:05 PM
Why doesn't Brietbart ever saying anything nice about Obama? I assume, because he even posted this article, he is of the opinion that all media organization should always give all opinions equal merit within their organization, the therefore the Onion has committed a travesty by only issuing articles that mock things that they don't support. I am sure glad brietbart has a dead even number of pro Obama and anti Obama articles, with equal intensity in each articles criticism or support.
 
2012-02-07 12:16:45 PM
I suspect confirmation bias is also in play. They surround themselves constantly with knuckle dragging ingrates like themselves who also laugh at rude or inane "jokes" and simply assume if they and their friends think it's funny, surely everyone else will too.
 
2012-02-07 12:16:54 PM

WizardofToast: The Onion actually makes fun of Obama and the Democrats plenty of times. It's just that when Republicans are made fun of that right-wing bloggers get fussy.


They aren't even angry, really, it's just a way to keep the base frothing and possibly "play the refs" by pressuring whoever they're complaining about to stop criticizing them. Its been a pretty effective way to make the mainstream media stop pointing out when cons lie and treat their policy advice as something worth taking seriously. Luckily, it isn't something likely to work with the Onion.
 
2012-02-07 12:17:53 PM

Robespierre: Why doesn't Brietbart ever saying anything nice about Obama? I assume, because he even posted this article, he is of the opinion that all media organization should always give all opinions equal merit within their organization, the therefore the Onion has committed a travesty by only issuing articles that mock things that they don't support. I am sure glad brietbart has a dead even number of pro Obama and anti Obama articles, with equal intensity in each articles criticism or support.


The Fairness Doctrine is only onerous when applied to them.
 
2012-02-07 12:17:58 PM

Headso: Kuroshin: The Onion only makes fun of absurdity.

Stop being absurd, and they'll stop making fun of you.

Maybe if they whine enough, like with politifact, the onion will cave and start making fun of liberals for believing the earth is not 6000 years old.


Thing is, that's not a "liberal" thing. The Onion has made fun of many Democrats over the years. It's all about who provides the best material. Whoever is the most absurd gets the most satire about them. Right now, the Republicans are simply far more absurd than anybody else on the planet.

It's like Jon Stewart said, he makes fun of absurdity. He railed on the Bush administration so heavily because they were absurd. When it was suggested that he wouldn't make fun of the Obama administration because they're Democrats, he responded to the effect that if the new administration is as ridiculous as the last one, he'll have plenty of useful material. So far he's been true to that sentiment.

If you don't like being ridiculed, don't be ridiculous.
 
2012-02-07 12:18:26 PM

Raharu: Right wingers can not come up with good comedy in the same way the Christians can not make a video game worth playing.

/name one good religious video game.
//Name one funny Right-Wing Comedian.


Everybody knows that all the best bands are affiliated with Satan.
 
2012-02-07 12:18:33 PM

discgolfguru: ultraholland: Republicans are inherently humorless.

Exhibit A:
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Huh? He's not republican.
 
2012-02-07 12:18:35 PM

Noekken: The Onion has nothing to do with actual onions


Not true
 
2012-02-07 12:18:59 PM

Raharu: Right wingers can not come up with good comedy in the same way the Christians can not make a video game worth playing.

/name one good religious video game.
//Name one funny Right-Wing Comedian.


SKyRIm. They have their own religions that make just is much sense as Christianity, if not more. Now do you mean Christian themed games? Zero.
 
2012-02-07 12:19:04 PM

Sasquatchuan: My favorite Onion article (new window) actually does tweak liberals a bit (towards the end), but it's much easier to target conservatives when they're so vulnerable to self-parody. I guess one could criticize The Onion for taking advantage of the low-hanging fruit.


And Republicans are nothing if not low-hanging fruits.

/wide stance
//BA-ZING!
 
2012-02-07 12:19:45 PM

WI241TH: It's a classic case of misdirection, a comedic attempt to distract voters from Obama's lifestyle, including lavish Halloween parties thrown by Hollywood elite and taking money-sucking vacations on our dime.

I don't even know how to respond to this...


How about: We get it, he's black?
 
2012-02-07 12:19:56 PM

Robespierre: Why doesn't Brietbart ever saying anything nice about Obama? I assume, because he even posted this article, he is of the opinion that all media organization should always give all opinions equal merit within their organization, the therefore the Onion has committed a travesty by only issuing articles that mock things that they don't support. I am sure glad brietbart has a dead even number of pro Obama and anti Obama articles, with equal intensity in each articles criticism or support.


good question -- it's the reason they perpetuate the myth of the liberal media. they can be hyper right wing partisan, and then say "well, we're just trying to balance things out, because the rest of the media is SO LIBERAL" The media doesn't have a political bias. It has a profit bias.
 
2012-02-07 12:20:03 PM

Robespierre: Why doesn't Brietbart ever saying anything nice about Obama? I assume, because he even posted this article, he is of the opinion that all media organization should always give all opinions equal merit within their organization, the therefore the Onion has committed a travesty by only issuing articles that mock things that they don't support. I am sure glad brietbart has a dead even number of pro Obama and anti Obama articles, with equal intensity in each articles criticism or support.


No you see, it's totally different because OBAMA IS RUINI"N"G "THE WORDL !!!111 so he has a duty to constantly inform the citizenry. While the Onion is supposed to entertain everyone but only offends republicans. It's not fair, the whole world is against them.
 
2012-02-07 12:20:18 PM

Dimensio: BunkoSquad: Didn't they try to make a right-wing comedy TV show? And didn't it get cancelled before it came back from its first commercial break?

This sketch from the show should explain why the show failed. I am in agreement with the intended sentiment of the sketch, yet I cannot deny that the sketch is not humourous due to a lack of subtlety and an extension of the intended joke for far longer than was necessary.


This is what these people don't get. The approach to comedy should be "make it funny, and if you get some pointed politcal barbs in there, even better". The right-wing approach to humor seems to be "slam Obama and the liberal libs who support him. Be wacky, whatever that means. Remember, our target audience will be grateful for conservative humor, so we don't need to worry about being too clever. The good will alone will guarantee to laughs."
 
2012-02-07 12:21:28 PM

CapnBlues: Uchiha_Cycliste: CapnBlues: Uchiha_Cycliste: CapnBlues: Uchiha_Cycliste: I'd wager that it's because N!&&ER jokes, and jokes about killing gays and those gays going to hell for wanting equal rights aren't funny.

again, conservative humor comes down to forced puns and name-calling.

Have they ever even come up with a clever or funny pun? I think they've tried before... but never really had any meaningful success.

Their definition of humor is "0Bama" -- seriously. People post that here and I'm sure in their heads they're wondering "why doesn't everyone think I'm hilarious? this material is gold. GOLD, JERRY"

Yeah, that's about the gist of it.
And when we try to explain it, instead of trying to understand the explanation they double down on insisting a) that they are actually funny, b) that others are jealous, c) that we "don't get it" and d) that we are oppressing them. It's pitiful.
Ironically, they are so lame, yet insistent they it becomes funny. Though it's situational humor, not jokes.

unintentionally hilarious, like that SNL skit back in 2000 -- "LOCKBOX" "STRATEGERY"

that wasn't satire. that's what they actually said, to sum up their approach in one word.


In retrospect, it was a damn good idea too.... thanks for pissing away our money Dubya.
 
2012-02-07 12:21:49 PM

frtmn7: Raharu: Right wingers can not come up with good comedy in the same way the Christians can not make a video game worth playing.

/name one good religious video game.
//Name one funny Right-Wing Comedian.

SKyRIm. They have their own religions that make just is much sense as Christianity, if not more. Now do you mean Christian themed games? Zero.


Skyrim is not a religious video game any more than World of Warcraft is; just having religions in-game does not a religious game make. Thing is, Christian mythology is a gold mine for material you could make amazing games out of, and some people have. The "problem", if you can call it that, is that if you place the game first it's no longer an effective didactic/brainwashing tool, any more than Okami converted people to Shinto.
 
2012-02-07 12:21:55 PM

BunkoSquad: Didn't they try to make a right-wing comedy TV show? And didn't it get cancelled before it came back from its first commercial break?


What about the Colbert report.

/I wonder if there's a big segment of colbert report viewers who aren't in on the joke
//I like to think there is
 
2012-02-07 12:22:11 PM

frtmn7: SKyRIm. They have their own religions that make just is much sense as Christianity, if not more. Now do you mean Christian themed games? Zero.


Skyrim is not a religious video game. Neither is Assassin's Creed. They're just games that use religion as a plot device.
 
2012-02-07 12:22:29 PM

xen0blue: Kuroshin: The Onion only makes fun of absurdity.

Stop being absurd, and they'll stop making fun of you.

gay marriage is pretty absurd, but I don't see them making fun of it?


See? This is what I'm on about. This is what qualifies as Republican Humor. Open sarcastic bigotry. Ripe for parody.

Every bigot is a walking bulls-eye.
 
2012-02-07 12:23:37 PM

sigdiamond2000: FTFC:

WarEagle1967 - February 6th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Wow, you people are still going on about Bush, despite the fact that the Jug-eared SCOAMF and the First Yeti have been occupying the White House for the last three years.

Anyone?


According to Google, it is "Stuttering Clusterfark of a Miserable Failure," which seems to be their new favorite name for Obama. There's even a retarded and sometimes racist blog by that name (don't bother reading it. It's mainly blog posts titled "Obama is a Stuttering Clusterfark of a Miserable Failure" that then talk about completely unrelated things).
 
2012-02-07 12:23:43 PM

Linux_Yes: CONservatism is a form of Mental Illness.

something about them seems inhuman. its as if their brains didn't fully develop. i don't mean intellectually, but the thing that makes us Human is missing or damaged in the CONservative/Republican brain.


The amygdala is the part of the brain that determines how much fear you feel. Conservatives have a big amygdala (new window). Also, the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) is the part of the brain involved with complexity, which you'd need to invent a good joke. Conservatives don't do so well in the ACC department.
 
2012-02-07 12:23:49 PM
Is this the same "Onion" that use to be state of the art down on the Haight in 64/65 ? I think it was them and "Mother Earth". It seems they have become less than "cool", a pity really, people use to hang on their supposed words of wisdom. Now they bore, no one took their blinders off.
 
2012-02-07 12:23:56 PM

CapnBlues: Heron: Uchiha_Cycliste: CapnBlues: Uchiha_Cycliste: I'd wager that it's because N!&&ER jokes, and jokes about killing gays and those gays going to hell for wanting equal rights aren't funny.

again, conservative humor comes down to forced puns and name-calling.

Have they ever even come up with a clever or funny pun? I think they've tried before... but never really had any meaningful success.

It tends to turn out to be some kind of race joke.

it really does. i heard a guy in a gas station in PA ask his friend what Obama's favorite zeppelin song is ('rock and roll' was playing on the radio) -- and his friend grins and says "whut?" and the dude, honest to god, slaps his knee and yells out "BLACK DOG"

and they were howling with laughter. i don't miss gas stations in rural pennsylvania.


Oooohh man.... Sounds about right :-/

/where'd I put that bottle of Jack?
 
2012-02-07 12:24:29 PM
Today's right wing have been coddled not only by their own 24 hour propaganda network, but by a news media too afraid of being called liberal to call them out on their ridiculousness. It doesn't matter what crazy irresponsible things they do, their talking points are granted legitimacy in the name of "balance."

Republicans have gotten so used to this, they expect comedians, movies, sketch comedy shows, etc to do the same thing. For every 1 joke about Republicans, there has to be a counterweight to insult the Democrats.

CSB time. My cousin (Big Rush Limbaugh fan) posted up a fb screed about the "eye of the tiger" guy suing Newt for using his song. He went on and on about how "This isn't about copyright law! This guy just hates Newt and Republicans so he's playing politics!"

Yeah. Of course the guy is playing politics. He hates Newt and doesn't want his song to help Newt's campaign. He doesn't have to be "fair," whatever the hell that's supposed to mean.
 
2012-02-07 12:24:57 PM
 
2012-02-07 12:24:58 PM

Uchiha_Cycliste: In retrospect, it was a damn good idea too.... thanks for pissing away our money Dubya.


yeah, a couple hundred billion squirreled away in a rainy day fund would have been great in case of, oh i don't know, a sudden loss of revenue from a bursting bubble, or an enormous terrorist attack and corresponding expansion of domestic law enforcement, or maybe to help pay for medicare drug benefits, or to wage wars overseas.... yeah, that rainy-day fund would have at least helped a bit.
 
2012-02-07 12:25:06 PM
My god, I have never seen such a group of whiny, childish, temper-tantrum throwing titty babies as the Right for the past 3 years.
 
2012-02-07 12:25:19 PM

Rapmaster2000: Everybody knows that all the best bands are affiliated with Satan.


scottsutton.net
 
2012-02-07 12:25:43 PM

VarmintCong: According to Google, it is "Stuttering Clusterfark of a Miserable Failure," which seems to be their new favorite name for Obama. There's even a retarded and sometimes racist blog by that name (don't bother reading it. It's mainly blog posts titled "Obama is a Stuttering Clusterfark of a Miserable Failure" that then talk about completely unrelated things).


Oh shiat, conservatives have discovered Tumblr?
 
2012-02-07 12:25:49 PM
Hey y'all, did yall hear about Barack Hussein Tax-bama's latest economic play?

Get it?

I put the word "tax" in his last name.
 
2012-02-07 12:26:08 PM

Heron: CapnBlues: Heron: Uchiha_Cycliste: CapnBlues: Uchiha_Cycliste: I'd wager that it's because N!&&ER jokes, and jokes about killing gays and those gays going to hell for wanting equal rights aren't funny.

again, conservative humor comes down to forced puns and name-calling.

Have they ever even come up with a clever or funny pun? I think they've tried before... but never really had any meaningful success.

It tends to turn out to be some kind of race joke.

it really does. i heard a guy in a gas station in PA ask his friend what Obama's favorite zeppelin song is ('rock and roll' was playing on the radio) -- and his friend grins and says "whut?" and the dude, honest to god, slaps his knee and yells out "BLACK DOG"

and they were howling with laughter. i don't miss gas stations in rural pennsylvania.

Oooohh man.... Sounds about right :-/

/where'd I put that bottle of Jack?


i grew up there, so i wasn't even surprised to hear it. more horrified that no one else in the place was looking at them with disgust. but then again, that's pennsyltucky.
 
2012-02-07 12:26:28 PM

Lord_Baull: My god, I have never seen such a group of whiny, childish, temper-tantrum throwing titty babies as the Right for the past 30 years.


FTFY
 
2012-02-07 12:26:33 PM
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2012-02-07 12:22:29 PM


xen0blue: Kuroshin: The Onion only makes fun of absurdity.

Stop being absurd, and they'll stop making fun of you.

gay marriage is pretty absurd, but I don't see them making fun of it?

See? This is what I'm on about. This is what qualifies as Republican Humor. Open sarcastic bigotry. Ripe for parody.

Every bigot is a walking bulls-eye.




Including you, my friend. Everyone should have the right to marry, but if you don't think gay marriage is ripe comic material, you need a new funny bone.
 
2012-02-07 12:26:47 PM

crab66: FunkyBlue: No, that's when laws get made disallowing The Onion to create satire without ahuge THIS IS NOT REAL watermarked on every page.

No because that would sink Fox News and most other right-wing media outlets.


Can't have that.


True, but the typical response from a politician making a glaring mistake is to legislate that no one can do that to them ever again because it's not his/her fault they are as dumb as a bag of hammers when it comes to some things on the internet. IT CAN'T BE THEIR FAULT!
 
2012-02-07 12:26:47 PM
Shame on subby for giving that political hack more clicks.
 
2012-02-07 12:27:47 PM

Rapmaster2000: Libs are easy to parody, but we continually fail to parody them. What does this tell us?


Portlandian?
 
2012-02-07 12:27:48 PM

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xen0blue: Kuroshin: The Onion only makes fun of absurdity.

Stop being absurd, and they'll stop making fun of you.

gay marriage is pretty absurd, but I don't see them making fun of it?

See? This is what I'm on about. This is what qualifies as Republican Humor. Open sarcastic bigotry. Ripe for parody.

Every bigot is a walking bulls-eye.



Including you, my friend. Everyone should have the right to marry, but if you don't think gay marriage is ripe comic material, you need a new funny bone.


why don't you tell us some funny gay marriage jokes that aren't rooted in a place of bigotry?
 
2012-02-07 12:28:42 PM

JNowe: I dunno, I thought the "Marxists' Apartment A Microcosm Of Why Communism Doesn't Work" article was pretty damn funny.


They've taken frequent swings at hipsters and far leftists that all tend to be pretty hilarious. I seem to recall one about a vegan co-op or some such that I laughed at for like 5 minutes.
 
2012-02-07 12:29:04 PM

Jackpot777: Linux


very interesting read. thank you. will do more reading on this matter. (:
 
2012-02-07 12:29:13 PM

CapnBlues: Uchiha_Cycliste: In retrospect, it was a damn good idea too.... thanks for pissing away our money Dubya.

yeah, a couple hundred billion squirreled away in a rainy day fund would have been great in case of, oh i don't know, a sudden loss of revenue from a bursting bubble, or an enormous terrorist attack and corresponding expansion of domestic law enforcement, or maybe to help pay for medicare drug benefits, or to wage wars overseas.... yeah, that rainy-day fund would have at least helped a bit.


Well, the rich need their gold-plated ivory back-scratchers too, that way they can scratch their back while they laugh about the poor people dying in their wars. I sure am glad we bend over backwards in this country to ensure the haves become the have mores.

\My dad would vote for Bush again... ugh. And he's an intelligent man otherwise.
 
2012-02-07 12:30:06 PM

A Dark Evil Omen: frtmn7: Raharu: Right wingers can not come up with good comedy in the same way the Christians can not make a video game worth playing.

/name one good religious video game.
//Name one funny Right-Wing Comedian.

SKyRIm. They have their own religions that make just is much sense as Christianity, if not more. Now do you mean Christian themed games? Zero.

Skyrim is not a religious video game any more than World of Warcraft is; just having religions in-game does not a religious game make. Thing is, Christian mythology is a gold mine for material you could make amazing games out of, and some people have. The "problem", if you can call it that, is that if you place the game first it's no longer an effective didactic/brainwashing tool, any more than Okami converted people to Shinto.


God and damn Okami was awesome
 
2012-02-07 12:30:40 PM
Brietbart should learn the value of free expression. (new window)

Still my favorite Onion article, and GOOMF is the best three minutes of my day. Besides bunk time.
 
2012-02-07 12:30:43 PM

Lord_Baull: My god, I have never seen such a group of whiny, childish, temper-tantrum throwing titty babies as the Right for the past 3 years.


You must have missed the Bush years. Were you in solitary confinement? Maybe in a coma? Probably "in a closet" now that I think about it.
 
2012-02-07 12:30:53 PM

Bloody William: Diogenes: When a GOP Congressman believes the Onion's Abortionplex article, I think we can safely assume right wingers "don't get it."

Eh, it'll only be the Abortionplex for like 10 years, then they'll sell it and it'll become the Staples Center.


How about the Scraples Center?
 
2012-02-07 12:31:10 PM

CapnBlues: Heron: CapnBlues: Heron: Uchiha_Cycliste: CapnBlues: Uchiha_Cycliste: I'd wager that it's because N!&&ER jokes, and jokes about killing gays and those gays going to hell for wanting equal rights aren't funny.

again, conservative humor comes down to forced puns and name-calling.

Have they ever even come up with a clever or funny pun? I think they've tried before... but never really had any meaningful success.

It tends to turn out to be some kind of race joke.

it really does. i heard a guy in a gas station in PA ask his friend what Obama's favorite zeppelin song is ('rock and roll' was playing on the radio) -- and his friend grins and says "whut?" and the dude, honest to god, slaps his knee and yells out "BLACK DOG"

and they were howling with laughter. i don't miss gas stations in rural pennsylvania.

Oooohh man.... Sounds about right :-/

/where'd I put that bottle of Jack?

i grew up there, so i wasn't even surprised to hear it. more horrified that no one else in the place was looking at them with disgust. but then again, that's pennsyltucky.


I'm from Texas but I've heard guys remarkably similar to what you describe make remarkably similar jokes in similar circumstances more than a few times.
 
2012-02-07 12:32:15 PM
They've got Mallard Fillmore, what else could they want?
 
2012-02-07 12:32:23 PM

bikerbob: Lord_Baull: My god, I have never seen such a group of whiny, childish, temper-tantrum throwing titty babies as the Right for the past 3 years.

You must have missed the Bush years. Were you in solitary confinement? Maybe in a coma? Probably "in a closet" now that I think about it.


Yeah, protesting real things like tanking the economy and starting two hobby wars while cutting taxes is totally the same thing as arugulamustardipodsocialism. Oh, and a pointless and out of nowhere gay joke, too! Your mother must be damned proud of you.
 
2012-02-07 12:32:28 PM

Uchiha_Cycliste: \My dad would vote for Bush again... ugh. And he's an intelligent man otherwise.


your dad must be really rich.
 
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