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2012-02-07 09:58:04 AM
18 votes:
They should make their own Onion. They could call it the American Thinker.
2012-02-07 11:26:13 AM
10 votes:
Well, stop being so ripe for satire, and The Onion will stop making fun of you.
2012-02-07 11:09:11 AM
10 votes:

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...


I'd respond with "that party was for the children of soldiers you horrible prick".
2012-02-07 10:08:16 AM
10 votes:
When a GOP Congressman believes the Onion's Abortionplex article, I think we can safely assume right wingers "don't get it."
2012-02-07 11:44:40 AM
8 votes:
The Onion only makes fun of absurdity.

Stop being absurd, and they'll stop making fun of you.
2012-02-07 11:39:04 AM
7 votes:
Republicans are inherently humorless.
2012-02-07 01:10:58 PM
6 votes:
"Comedy is the refuge of the weird, the offensive, the ostracized and the opressed. Conservatism througout history has rejected and demonized the nonconforming. The conservative notion of comedy is bullying and ridiculing the strange until it conforms. The progressive notion of comedy is bullying and ridiculing the norm until it is exposed as strange. This is why conservatives will never understand true comedy and will never understand why they are not funny" - ShakeGetInHere
2012-02-07 11:53:29 AM
6 votes:

ultraholland: Republicans are inherently humorless.


They have a different kind of humor. Liberals generally like humor about the unexpected variety of life (ex: "what's long, brown and sticky? A stick!"), conservatives enjoy about the unavoidable cruelty of life (ex: "the difference between a dead lawyer and dead skunk in the road? Skid marks before the skunk.").

Where the liberal generally enjoys humor that challenges expectations, conservatives enjoy the predictable persecution of the individual.
2012-02-07 11:43:45 AM
6 votes:
Because conservatives continue to forget to make a joke. That's why.

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2012-02-07 09:53:54 AM
5 votes:
Breitbart, the whiny little biatches of the conservative chattering class.

The Onion makes fun of alot of stuff. Why, one of my very favorite old pieces of theirs is pro-deregulation and makes fun of nanny-statism.
2012-02-07 12:16:05 PM
4 votes:
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 12:04:35 PM
4 votes:

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!"
2012-02-07 11:57:13 AM
4 votes:
Republican comedy-news show:
i44.tinypic.com

Republican talk show:
i41.tinypic.com

Don't expect entertainment media to do what right-wingers want until right-wingers come up with a single show that doesn't suck donkey balls. Isn't that how your precious free market works? If your ideas aren't being sold, it's because nobody is willing to buy them.
2012-02-07 09:59:48 AM
4 votes:
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?
2012-02-07 12:34:04 PM
3 votes:
See, here's the problem. When comedians make fun of conservatives, they use things that right wingers actually say or very close approximations (like this awesome clip (new window)). When 'comedians' make fun of left wingers, they have to invent some over-the-top caricature of what liberals are really like (like the 'gun-free zone' thing).
2012-02-07 12:26:28 PM
3 votes:

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 12:10:59 PM
3 votes:

A Dark Evil Omen: So... Capitalists.


That's almost as bad as saying anyone who wants universal healthcare is communist/socialist.


I don't know many real capitalists. It's mostly just greedy people and corporations that want to manipulate the system for any advantage they can get. All under the guise of "FREE MARKET!".


Ideological capitalism might actually work. But just like communism, socialism or any other -ism. When you throw in humans it all goes to shiat.
2012-02-07 12:00:10 PM
3 votes:

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Don't expect entertainment media to do what right-wingers want until right-wingers come up with a single show that doesn't suck donkey balls. Isn't that how your precious free market works? If your ideas aren't being sold, it's because nobody is willing to buy them.


You have to keep in mind that they don't really want a free market. They want a market that benefits them and only them.
2012-02-07 11:58:20 AM
3 votes:

discgolfguru: ultraholland: Republicans are inherently humorless.

Exhibit A:
[i121.photobucket.com image 245x281]


Alternatively, people who lose their sense of humour are more likely to become Republicans.
2012-02-07 11:51:43 AM
3 votes:
Stop acting like a bunch of idiots instead of crying about how people point out how you are a bunch of idiots.

Jesus, are right wingers ever capable of personal responsibility?
2012-02-07 11:48:34 AM
3 votes:
Article Summed up: WAAAAAH, STOP MAKING FUN OF US! IM TELLING WHITE REPUBLICAN MOMMY ON YOU!
2012-02-07 11:47:01 AM
3 votes:

ultraholland: Republicans are inherently humorless.


Exhibit A:
i121.photobucket.com
2012-02-07 11:42:41 AM
3 votes:
Well if there is a market for that, jump on it. Stop biatching and make some money.
2012-02-07 11:39:44 AM
3 votes:
Perhaps because the Onion has a targeted audience, and it's not you?
2012-02-07 11:29:09 AM
3 votes:
Well, you could try being funny yourselves. Of course, last time conservatives tried being funny, we got the Half Hour News Hour.
2012-02-07 07:16:03 PM
2 votes:
This is why I don't like the current republicans in the media. Their messages are so inherently selfish. It is always about republican values and about how they are being persecuted by others. It is never about the man next to you and what he believes. On fox news all you here is how conservative values are UNDER ATTACK!!! America being DESTROYED from within!!! Also telling the viewers, quite blatantly, that people should be outraged at exactly what their republican buddies are mad about.

The worst part is they sound like a bunch of whiny pieces of shiat while doing it. At least Democrats on TV try to identify with others. I really don't understand how people Identify with the crying and biatching...

Also note I meant those on television and media. I get along with republicans, personally, as long as they don't spout the same shiat they heard from one source, especially a blog.
2012-02-07 05:37:58 PM
2 votes:
boingboing.net

Oh now who says right-wingers lack a sense of humor? Have a look at this hilarious Halloween party put on by the Steven J. Baum foreclosure mill law firm! After all, what's more mirthful than putting families out on the street, especially during the holiday season?
2012-02-07 04:57:55 PM
2 votes:
And just for fun, I searched the Onion for "obama" and got back 453 articles.

But yeah, they're going easy on him I guess.
2012-02-07 02:44:38 PM
2 votes:
Maybe because right wingers consistently try to destroy the freedom to say and do just this sort of thing?

Imagine that I am a hotdog vendor. Now, imagine that some guy runs around town, setting hotdog stands on fire. Later, this guy whines, asking why I won't stop talking shiat about him.

Gee, guy. I wonder.
2012-02-07 01:49:39 PM
2 votes:

CapnBlues: I heart that man. he's fantastic.


Yeah, but his life and stand-up are really kind of sad. I mean, we laugh at them, but they're sad.

And that's the thing about really good comedy, it's got a lot of tragedy in it. There's pathos. It requires that you feel something for somebody. You laugh because you recognize the tragedy, and you know it could happen to you, or it has happen to you. In other words, a fair degree of empathy is required. It's why Ron White is funnier than Larry the Cable Guy.
Because Ron's stories are kinda sad in a way.
Richard Pryor was funnier after he lit himself on fire, because his stories had some element of sadness. There was tragedy, and we can laugh at shared tragedy.
Many Jewish people make great comedians. Why? Because they see so much horror in everyday life. They see ridiculousness in social convention, and they have a vast history of getting shiat on to hone their understanding of how tragic life really can be. And that's VERY funny.

So the only person who could make fun of gay marriage is somebody that is IN a gay marriage. And they wouldn't be mocking the fact that they wanted to marriage and that was absurd. The comedy would come from a guy lamenting on stage that he only gets to suck one dick for the rest of his life. And it would be funny.

You can't mock a group you have power over, that's not comedy. It's the reason rich white men have to take it on the chin from everybody else when it comes to comedy. They have the most, they get to say the least. It's just how it works, and if they have a problem with it, they can go dry their tears on their big piles of money.
2012-02-07 01:01:06 PM
2 votes:

CapnBlues: 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.


Seems to me its even simpler than that. Like all socially conservative arguments, it boils down "What's with these people liking something that I don't like?!" Hell, yesterdays article about gay teen suicides was essentially the same thing. People were blaming Christians in the threads, but really, its not Christians that are the problem, its Conservatives, and their hatred of anything that moves against their tribe.
2012-02-07 12:25:06 PM
2 votes:
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 12:24:29 PM
2 votes:
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 12:23:43 PM
2 votes:

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 12:21:49 PM
2 votes:

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 12:19:56 PM
2 votes:

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 12:17:58 PM
2 votes:

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 12:10:33 PM
2 votes:

frtmn7: The Onion is genius and it seems to take shots at both sides evenly


Actually, it takes shots wherever it sees them. Anyone famous is fair game, of course, including the President. But when one side keeps making headlines for being laughably absurd, they're giving satirical sites like The Onion free ammo.
2012-02-07 12:09:43 PM
2 votes:

Dimensio: CapnBlues: 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.

oh my god. my soul hurts from watching that. i don't even believe in a soul, and mine hurts from viewing that. did conservatives really think that was funny??? Are they aware that you can't just repeat your lame talking points in a sarcastic tone of voice and expect that to be a joke?

I have viewed only one other segment from that show. It also related to firearms regulation. It also was not funny.


Can you imagine what would have happened if they'd have been given a few more episodes. A man dressed as a rabbi or a gangsta, reading conservative forwarded emails, but with all the affirmative statements turned into negative ones. They'd call it "real life liberal forwarded email corner" or something.

All comedy is based on reality, then kicked up a notch or two. That's how people can relate to it. Telling a joke about a horse walking into a bar is funny because horses can walk, and people walk into bars all the time. But if you completely ignored reality and said "a horse flew into a bar using its wings", without there being some pay-off in the joke with (maybe) a Pegasus pun, it's just saying random unfunny things.

That's why a political ideology that eschews reality for its core platform can't be intentionally funny no matter how much they whine about it.
2012-02-07 12:03:58 PM
2 votes:
Humor has a liberal bias. I blame the Jews.
2012-02-07 12:00:51 PM
2 votes:
It's because you assholes say things like this: "
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." and actually mean it. You are deranged, insane, hateful, crybaby, thugs.
2012-02-07 11:59:24 AM
2 votes:
ciberido: Silly poster, you were fooled. This article was an Onion piece spoofing conservatives. Real conservatives aren't that vapid and whiny.

*snicker*

*snort*

*PPPPPFFFT*

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.
2012-02-07 11:59:10 AM
2 votes:
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.
2012-02-07 11:55:05 AM
2 votes:

James!: I'd respond with "that party was for the children of soldiers you horrible prick".


Diogenes: Anything with Nancy Reagan. How soon we forget.

[msnbcmedia4.msn.com image 474x323]


IlGreven: How about with "Yes, because the president playing guitar with country stars while New Orleans drowned and clearing brush in Texas while the economy collapsed didn't cost us anything."



I'm having trouble wrapping my head around the fact that this man's rebuttal-to a satire piece about Obama's lifestyle-is to talk about what a lavish lifestyle the president leads, especially with those examples. How does he not understand that was the entire butt of the joke?!
2012-02-07 11:54:50 AM
2 votes:
actually i see The Onion article as more of a shot at left-wingers who are criticizing Mitt Romney for living in a huge mansion. The Onion is genius and it seems to take shots at both sides evenly, just conservatives have more of a stick up their ass and tend to get more offended while most other people can just laugh it off.
2012-02-07 11:52:33 AM
2 votes:
Right-wing humor is the kind of things school bullies laugh at. See: pretty much any joke told by George W. Bush, or nicknames he gave to underlings.
2012-02-07 11:45:44 AM
2 votes:

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?


Colbert made a comment (out of character) when asked about the show that comedy is all about making fun of the establishment and authority which goes against what 'conservatism' is all about. He would watch it if it was funny. But it wasn't. And it died a quick death.
2012-02-07 11:44:37 AM
2 votes:

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.


oh my god. my soul hurts from watching that. i don't even believe in a soul, and mine hurts from viewing that. did conservatives really think that was funny??? Are they aware that you can't just repeat your lame talking points in a sarcastic tone of voice and expect that to be a joke?
2012-02-07 11:39:03 AM
2 votes:
Conservative "humor" seems to consist largely of name-calling and really-stretching-it puns. When that becomes the primary content of The Onion, then the conservatives might have a chance.

/Also whatever it is that Dennis Miller does. Hyper-referential rapid-fire hate diatribes?
2012-02-08 01:25:03 PM
1 votes:
That might be because conservative "humor" is about as sophisticated and nuanced as laughing at your own farts when you're the only person in the room.
2012-02-08 01:20:46 PM
1 votes:

PsiChick: ELKAY: I was reading the comments section below the article and found this gem.

"The Leftist wing of the American population is so desperate to keep their dream alive they just can't bring themselves to live up to their proudly stated principles if those principles lead them to criticize Obama, or whoever he is. Journalists practicing journalism would have to criticize Obama, or whoever he is, so these journalists abandon journalism. Comedians known for ridiculing the arrogantly powerful turn instead to ridiculing the earnest criticizers of arrogant power since the seat of that arrogant power is Obama, or whoever he is. The dream they are all trying so hard to keep alive is that of a collectivist utopia. Obama, or whoever he is, will be the one to lead us there if only we would love him enough."


I know I'm probably reading this incorrectly but it makes me happy to think that there's some contingent of people out there who thinks Obama is not Obama. When I read this it makes me think of an invasion of the body snatchers type scenario. Really, it's no crazier than the birther's beliefs.

Someday, Scooby-Doo shall run up and snatch off the PRETENDER'S mask, and we shall see that the so-called 'Obama' is really...

SHAGGY!


And he would've gotten away with it if it weren't for those meddling kids!

/And I guess that commenter cheered on Dennis Miller when he promised to never criticize Bush. I don't think there's any comedian who's said of Obama: "I like him. I'm going to give him a pass. I take care of my friends."

Link (new window)
2012-02-08 01:02:55 AM
1 votes:

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


The republicans keep falling for it. Which, of course, makes it even funnier.

/Derp.
2012-02-07 11:23:47 PM
1 votes:
It must be a sad world to live in when everything makes you angry, even the people who are just out for a laugh.

And seriously, more "OMG SO MANY VACATIONS!" bullshiat? SERIOUSLY? The man's not even close to the number of vacations Shrub took in his first term.

/57 states.
2012-02-07 06:58:59 PM
1 votes:
The Onion has far more credibility as a reliable news source than Breitbart.
2012-02-07 06:33:16 PM
1 votes:
Comedy, like music, is the one thing that only liberals can seem to regularly master for broad appeal.

Conservatives can't do this, in short because they're brain-damaged.

Conservatives have lost or have never developed the part of their brain that allows them to think from another person's perspective and to empathize with that perspective--something that's critical for effective mastery of comedy. Because of this, their attempts at comedy come across as either elevated and condescending or overly puerile, both of which reflect a severe lack of understanding of other people, including what others find funny.

It's a pervasive, far-reaching deficiency that infects even their political views and corresponding actions, and it's the reason I'd never, ever vote for someone who lacks a sense of humor, because it reveals a severe disconnect between the politician and his people.
2012-02-07 06:31:17 PM
1 votes:

apeiron242: chicagomatt - February 6th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

uh...not really. the Onion makes fun of Obama in the same way the rest of the leftists make fun of Obama. Let them make fun of Obama the way they make fun of conservatives.

the Onion didn't even make fun of the Wisconsin Flea Party... and that was in their own backyard. lot's of fodder for laughs there. plenty of opportunity for clever articles... they were pussies. they probably talked about it with each other and said "nah, we better not."


That guy doesn't know the Onion moved their offices to NYC. Also these people haven't seen the Onion Movie.
2012-02-07 05:26:39 PM
1 votes:

dv-ous: People who think someone or something is "keeping them down" are pretty easy to rile up and manipulate.


You mean like individuals and large companies that donate gigantic sums of money without consequences to influence elections in order to stay top dog, with the consequences of opressing everyone else?
2012-02-07 04:28:59 PM
1 votes:

roadmarks: The problem with gay marriage jokes and conservatives is that they really can't handle the mental imagery involved in imagining the topic at all.


You are mistaken; social conservatives are able to "handle" the mental imagery, but engaging such imagery results in prolonged, and embarrassing, fantasies.
2012-02-07 04:24:30 PM
1 votes:

dv-ous: I got as far as "the first gay couples in ____ won the right to marry and walked down the aisle yesterday.... poor bastards" and couldn't come up with anything else not rooted in bigotry. Or at least not rooted in "two dudes, heheh. weird."

But I'm not a professional comedy writer and you people aren't paying me for this. *shrug*


The problem with gay marriage jokes and conservatives is that they really can't handle the mental imagery involved in imagining the topic at all.

I mean the only time they want to see two men in bed together is if one's a politician and the other's a lobbyist.
2012-02-07 04:24:01 PM
1 votes:

crawlspace: The onion makes it partisan by not lampooning democrats as often. It's annoying. Not crying 'bout it. It is what it is.

/The editors have an obvious and equally bizarre love affair with Plugs Biden.


There's less to lampoon.
2012-02-07 04:19:52 PM
1 votes:

apeiron242: I can only presume that this article is satire. It has to be.


This article is an inversion of the recently featured "Planned Parenthood Abortionplex" article: that article was written by the author to be satire, but not recognized as such by readers. This article is recognized as satire by readers, but was not written as such by the author.
2012-02-07 04:00:37 PM
1 votes:

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.


They should do a series of articles satirizing peoples beliefs in gravity, the earth orbiting the sun, raising taxes avoids government debt, or that when the government sacks a load of people, unemployment goes up, etc.
2012-02-07 03:10:34 PM
1 votes:
Aaaaaaand no clicky for you Breitbart.
2012-02-07 02:55:05 PM
1 votes:

doubled99: EVERY joke has a victim.


This is exactly what we're saying: you guys have a stunted, warped idea of how humor works.

Here, show me the "victims", here:

Two Atoms are walking out of a bar.

First one says to the other, "wait, I gotta go back in, I left an electron on the bar!"

Second one says "Gee, are ya sure?"

First one says "Yeah, I'm sure. In fact, I'm positive!"


Q: What's brown and rings like a bell?
A: DUNG!

"Victims"? Really?
2012-02-07 02:26:08 PM
1 votes:
Comedians are naturally efficient (or lazy, if you prefer).
If you guys stop being so ridiculous, they will stop ridiculing you.
2012-02-07 02:18:01 PM
1 votes:

dragonchild: Kuroshin: Ehhh, you're still treading into bigotry territory for that one. Now, anecdote != evidence, but not a single gay man I know is into interior design or crafts of any kind. Stereotypes are still bigoted, even if they are funny when driven to absurdity.

They don't have to be into it, just unable to agree on anything like a number of straight people who shouldn't but do get married. Frankly it's more a joke on weddings being a PITA than marriage, but it's telling that you set your bloodhounds out to look for exactly one thing.

Kuroshin: And the whole multiple-partner marriage thing...so we're saying they're gay mormons?

No, just drunk idiots (which few would interpret as a statement of gays in general) -- I mean, Vegas for crissakes. They didn't make the mistake sober. I don't even know if gay marriage is legal there! But we all know it's possible to be offended by anything if you try hard enough.



You're working really hard to spin this one. Most het couples don't bicker over decoration details. It would be quite a role reversal (and interesting comedy in and of itself) for a man to bicker over details while the woman just goes off to have a beer. A bit primetime sit-comish, but could still be worked. However, bickering over wedding details isn't typical of a het couple and as such isn't much of a "hey, it goes both ways!" situation. The joke relies solely on the stereotypical cattiness of the flaming queen caricature.

Also, bigamy isn't legal in Vegas, so it doesn't follow that a pile of dudes waking up married to each-other is just some drunken night out. This is why I am confused at your second "plot". It can't happen to het couples, so how does it work for gays? It's just nonsense. Not even comedic nonsense. What's the message? Where's the joke? I guess if they were married to the other guys, but not each other, then there's something to work with, but then it isn't a "gay marriage" joke, it's a "Hangover Part 3" joke, and as such doesn't apply to the topic at-hand.

Help me out here.
2012-02-07 01:47:24 PM
1 votes:

doubled99: Why do you repond, then? Because you're a farkin' tool with nothing better to do or anyone to talk to.
The thread is yours. Keep dazzlin!


reported for harassment. i asked you twice to leave me alone. quite politely, I might add. best of luck next time.
2012-02-07 01:45:43 PM
1 votes:
I'd imagine because it was, and still has the sensibilities of, a college-town newspaper?

The real question is why the right feels they should be entitled to fair representation from industries and media they regularly demonize.
I mean, if you're going to belittle their education, their profession, their product and whether it's even possible that they add value to society, does it make any damn sense to then complain that they don't fairly represent you or your views?
2012-02-07 01:45:15 PM
1 votes:

GAT_00: Well, you could try being funny yourselves. Of course, last time conservatives tried being funny, we got the Half Hour News Hour.


This. Conservatives aren't funny. It's hard to be funny when you're lecturing everyone and playing victim all the time.
2012-02-07 01:42:45 PM
1 votes:

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: CapnBlues: why don't you tell us some funny gay marriage jokes that aren't rooted in a place of bigotry?

The only ones I can think of that are funny are about how gay people want the right to be miserable just like everyone else. And those aren't really funny so much as sad, because the bitter marriage thing just isn't that funny anymore unless you're Louis CK.


I heart that man. he's fantastic.
2012-02-07 01:41:03 PM
1 votes:

CapnBlues: why don't you tell us some funny gay marriage jokes that aren't rooted in a place of bigotry?


The only ones I can think of that are funny are about how gay people want the right to be miserable just like everyone else. And those aren't really funny so much as sad, because the bitter marriage thing just isn't that funny anymore unless you're Louis CK.
2012-02-07 01:35:14 PM
1 votes:

dragonchild: Kuroshin: Ehhh, you're still treading into bigotry territory for that one. Now, anecdote != evidence, but not a single gay man I know is into interior design or crafts of any kind. Stereotypes are still bigoted, even if they are funny when driven to absurdity.

They don't have to be into it, just unable to agree on anything like a number of straight people who shouldn't but do get married. Frankly it's more a joke on weddings being a PITA than marriage, but it's telling that you set your bloodhounds out to look for exactly one thing.

Kuroshin: And the whole multiple-partner marriage thing...so we're saying they're gay mormons?

No, just drunk idiots (which few would interpret as a statement of gays in general) -- I mean, Vegas for crissakes. They didn't make the mistake sober. I don't even know if gay marriage is legal there! But we all know it's possible to be offended by anything if you try hard enough.


oh come on. that joke you sketched out -- it turned on two very distinct stereotypes about gay people. one is that they're all femmy and prissy, and two that they're promiscuous and have difficulty with monogamy. That's a joke that leans on stereotypes, and thus is mean-spirited and bordering on hateful.
2012-02-07 01:23:38 PM
1 votes:

bubo_sibiricus: "Comedy is the refuge of the weird, the offensive, the ostracized and the opressed. Conservatism througout history has rejected and demonized the nonconforming. The conservative notion of comedy is bullying and ridiculing the strange until it conforms. The progressive notion of comedy is bullying and ridiculing the norm until it is exposed as strange. This is why conservatives will never understand true comedy and will never understand why they are not funny" - ShakeGetInHere


img715.imageshack.us

In my heart, I know I'm funny.
2012-02-07 01:16:52 PM
1 votes:

doubled99: CapnBlues Smartest
Funniest
2012-02-07 12:27:48 PM


doubled99: Kuroshin Smartest
Funniest
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.

why don't you tell us some funny gay marriage jokes that aren't rooted in a place of bigotry?



Even easier to spot the people with no sense of humor whatsoever than the "bigots".

EVERY joke has a victim.


All your posts are a joke. Guess who the victim is.
2012-02-07 01:12:29 PM
1 votes:

skullkrusher: Stay classy, Socialists!


Oh f*ck off.
2012-02-07 01:12:06 PM
1 votes:

doubled99: CapnBlues Smartest
Funniest
2012-02-07 12:27:48 PM


doubled99: Kuroshin Smartest
Funniest
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.

why don't you tell us some funny gay marriage jokes that aren't rooted in a place of bigotry?



Even easier to spot the people with no sense of humor whatsoever than the "bigots".

EVERY joke has a victim.


So that's a "no" then?

And I had such faith in you...
2012-02-07 01:11:22 PM
1 votes:

dragonchild: CapnBlues: Still waiting for that very funny but not hateful gay marriage humor.

If I was to mock it, it'd be a sketch loosely following the outline of two grooms arguing over wedding details like decor theme until the planner kills herself by jumping out the window. Then they just go "fark it, marriage sucks", get drunk, fade to black. They wake up in a hotel bed in Vegas facing each other, wearing wedding bands. After a brief moment of nausea then catharsis and intimacy they sit up and notice two more guys asleep in the same bed (one to either side of them) wearing the same wedding bands.

Not sure if that's funny, but it is possible to make fun of anything. The problem with right-wing humor is that political comedy is basically empathy tainted with cynicism. The empathy's needed to give the cynicism something to react with. When your cynicism is shaped by social constructions (gays = bad) instead of something people can relate to (weddings = PITA), any attempt to interpret something as humorous is basically guesswork.


Ehhh, you're still treading into bigotry territory for that one. Now, anecdote != evidence, but not a single gay man I know is into interior design or crafts of any kind. Stereotypes are still bigoted, even if they are funny when driven to absurdity.

And the whole multiple-partner marriage thing...so we're saying they're gay mormons?

/too easy
//still bigoted
2012-02-07 12:53:58 PM
1 votes:

Kuroshin: In other words, I'm sure OP will deliver.


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2012-02-07 12:52:41 PM
1 votes:

Uchiha_Cycliste: Dad also taught me that mexicans and blacks are poor because they are lazy.


Lazy Mexicans are stealing our jobs?
2012-02-07 12:50:03 PM
1 votes:

IXI Jim IXI: xen0blue: gay marriage is pretty absurd, but I don't see them making fun of it?

Why? Is it tough for Republicans to figure out which one is the wife?

Hint: It's the one who gets cancer.


And you can tell which one has the cancer, because the other will be the one demanding the divorce.
2012-02-07 12:45:01 PM
1 votes:

James!: They should make their own Onion. They could call it the American Thinker.


They have their own Onion. It's called Conservapedia.
2012-02-07 12:44:13 PM
1 votes:

CapnBlues: his silence on this is deafening, is it not?


In his defense, Modern Family seems to pull off humor set against the backdrop of a gay marriage. Which can be funny.

He was probably talking about making fun of gay marriage, though. Which is basically three completely unfunny "jokes": guy in a dress, they like penis and butt, and "if they're both guys, who does the dishes?".
2012-02-07 12:42:36 PM
1 votes:

Rapmaster2000: Great comments:

dcase137p · 19 hours ago
once again, is anybody REALLY surprised by this?

'The Onion', not regarded a serious news outfit anyway, is an inner city-centric parody paper that appeals to the kool aid crowd. That they occasionally tweak them is due to their eminnent 'tweakability'; the progressives are so anal they are easy to parody. Lockstep thought does that to a person.

So 'The Onion' is pro Obama. As the sun rises in the East...

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



I suspect this is a right-wing euphemism for "n****r-lover", and is even more of a funny as The Onion started at the very white-bread University of Wisconsin.
2012-02-07 12:41:46 PM
1 votes:

TimSTP: Some things today's right-wingers find hilarious:

[www.davidmbernstein.com image 369x520]

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Some things liberals find hilarious:

www.china-mike.com

4.bp.blogspot.com

blog.mywonderfulworld.org

/HAHAHAHA! look at those stupid Irish Catholics we screwed in tha last one. Now we can ruin their neighborhoods and lives and call them racist why we live in red lined suburbs because we have the courts and the media in our pockets! HAHAHAHA!
2012-02-07 12:40:16 PM
1 votes:

Kuroshin: CapnBlues: doubled99: Kuroshin Smartest
Funniest
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.

why don't you tell us some funny gay marriage jokes that aren't rooted in a place of bigotry?

I'd like to hear one as well. Got some gay friends who I would love to make laugh.

Don't worry, I'll wait doubled99. I'm sure it'll be a real rib-stitcher.


his silence on this is deafening, is it not?
2012-02-07 12:35:12 PM
1 votes:
Some things today's right-wingers find hilarious:

www.davidmbernstein.com

2.bp.blogspot.com

3.bp.blogspot.com

dreamdogsart.typepad.com
2012-02-07 12:34:27 PM
1 votes:

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?


Like Finley Dunne said a good newspaper should do, good humor should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. Making fun of a minority group for wanting rights does neither of those things.

Also, that's a statement, not a question. The first letter of a sentence should be capitalized. If you're going to live in America, it pays to learn how to write in English.
2012-02-07 12:32:23 PM
1 votes:

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 12:32:15 PM
1 votes:
They've got Mallard Fillmore, what else could they want?
2012-02-07 12:30:40 PM
1 votes:
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 12:30:06 PM
1 votes:

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 12:28:42 PM
1 votes:

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 12:27:48 PM
1 votes:

doubled99: Kuroshin Smartest
Funniest
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.


why don't you tell us some funny gay marriage jokes that aren't rooted in a place of bigotry?
2012-02-07 12:26:47 PM
1 votes:
Shame on subby for giving that political hack more clicks.
2012-02-07 12:25:43 PM
1 votes:

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 12:24:57 PM
1 votes:
2012-02-07 12:22:29 PM
1 votes:

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 12:22:11 PM
1 votes:

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 12:20:18 PM
1 votes:

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 12:17:53 PM
1 votes:

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 12:16:54 PM
1 votes:

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 12:16:45 PM
1 votes:
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 12:13:10 PM
1 votes:

you have pee hands: The Onion makes fun of easy targets, the conservatives just happen to have a lot. They were not kind to Edwards.


Biden, before Obama put a muzzle on him, was also a frequent target. Stewart and Colbert also ripped up Biden a few times. Pelosi was also hit after she went on some of her rants. The deal is the Dems just plain have better "Shut the hell up" damage control.
2012-02-07 12:12:11 PM
1 votes:

IXI Jim IXI: xen0blue: gay marriage is pretty absurd, but I don't see them making fun of it?

Why? Is it tough for Republicans to figure out which one is the wife?

Hint: It's the one who gets cancer.


i feel really terrible about laughing at this.
2012-02-07 12:10:07 PM
1 votes:
The Onion makes fun of easy targets, the conservatives just happen to have a lot. They were not kind to Edwards.
2012-02-07 12:08:51 PM
1 votes:
www.alaskapublicemployees.com

Stop it, you're killing me.
2012-02-07 12:08:21 PM
1 votes:

Rapmaster2000: Great comments:

dcase137p · 19 hours ago
once again, is anybody REALLY surprised by this?

'The Onion', not regarded a serious news outfit anyway, is an inner city-centric parody paper that appeals to the kool aid crowd. That they occasionally tweak them is due to their eminnent 'tweakability'; the progressives are so anal they are easy to parody. Lockstep thought does that to a person.

So 'The Onion' is pro Obama. As the sun rises in the East...

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



That the myth of the "far-left American liberal" is just that - a myth.
It's like making fun of god. What's the point?
2012-02-07 12:07:32 PM
1 votes:
Because the GOP is currently a money-pit containing a motherload of comedy gold.
2012-02-07 12:06:44 PM
1 votes:
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.
2012-02-07 12:06:21 PM
1 votes:
Classic Republican Comedy:

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2012-02-07 12:02:33 PM
1 votes:

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.
2012-02-07 12:01:54 PM
1 votes:
The day after the 2000 election edition was brilliant. Between Florida going Thunderdome and President for Life Clinton, it was the Onion's best work.
2012-02-07 12:00:24 PM
1 votes:
We get it, he's blah.
2012-02-07 11:58:14 AM
1 votes:
Great comments:

dcase137p · 19 hours ago
once again, is anybody REALLY surprised by this?

'The Onion', not regarded a serious news outfit anyway, is an inner city-centric parody paper that appeals to the kool aid crowd. That they occasionally tweak them is due to their eminnent 'tweakability'; the progressives are so anal they are easy to parody. Lockstep thought does that to a person.

So 'The Onion' is pro Obama. As the sun rises in the East...


Libs are easy to parody, but we continually fail to parody them. What does this tell us?
2012-02-07 11:57:34 AM
1 votes:
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.
2012-02-07 11:56:09 AM
1 votes:

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.



Righties are always getting their panties into a twist. i guess they are sensitive people, unless there are some dollars to steal (wall stroke, et al.), then they get hard as*ed real quick. a strange bunch.
2012-02-07 11:55:28 AM
1 votes:

Dimensio: I have viewed only one other segment from that show. It also related to firearms regulation. It also was not funny.


It's beyond not-funny, though. It's... it's like watching that little kid who was doped up from being at the dentist's office. "Is this real life???" I laugh at it, only because it's so very pathetic. They have no idea how divorced from reality they are.
2012-02-07 11:55:26 AM
1 votes:

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?


No, it's still on TV, called Fox News.
2012-02-07 11:54:59 AM
1 votes:
I dunno, I thought the "Marxists' Apartment A Microcosm Of Why Communism Doesn't Work" article was pretty damn funny.
2012-02-07 11:52:29 AM
1 votes:
Well, I would guess it has something to do with shiat, piss, fart and Ni**er jokes not really appealing to most people.
2012-02-07 11:51:29 AM
1 votes:
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.
2012-02-07 11:50:11 AM
1 votes:

James!: They should make their own Onion. They could call it the American Thinker.


Of course, that works. In the same way that The Onion has nothing to do with actual onions.

A bit obscure, perhaps. Wouldn't you say?
2012-02-07 11:49:18 AM
1 votes:
Oh, boo hoo. The Onion doesn't satirize the president as much as the not-RIGHT-in-attic crowd thinks they should. Maybe this is because right-wingers don't tend to recognize satire. Hell, some of the commenters to that blog post think The Onion is a legit, but left wing news site. You just have to ignore people that stupid.
2012-02-07 11:48:35 AM
1 votes:

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...


One of my fav Onion articles: Black Guy asks Nation for Change (new window)
2012-02-07 11:46:18 AM
1 votes:
2012-02-07 11:45:38 AM
1 votes:
I was reading the comments section below the article and found this gem.

"The Leftist wing of the American population is so desperate to keep their dream alive they just can't bring themselves to live up to their proudly stated principles if those principles lead them to criticize Obama, or whoever he is. Journalists practicing journalism would have to criticize Obama, or whoever he is, so these journalists abandon journalism. Comedians known for ridiculing the arrogantly powerful turn instead to ridiculing the earnest criticizers of arrogant power since the seat of that arrogant power is Obama, or whoever he is. The dream they are all trying so hard to keep alive is that of a collectivist utopia. Obama, or whoever he is, will be the one to lead us there if only we would love him enough."


I know I'm probably reading this incorrectly but it makes me happy to think that there's some contingent of people out there who thinks Obama is not Obama. When I read this it makes me think of an invasion of the body snatchers type scenario. Really, it's no crazier than the birther's beliefs.
2012-02-07 11:42:24 AM
1 votes:

James!: They should make their own Onion. They could call it the American Thinker.


Holy Crap. I'd declare you the daywinner if not just the threadwinner. If there was only a way.
2012-02-07 11:42:22 AM
1 votes:

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?


No, Fox News is still on the air.
2012-02-07 11:40:37 AM
1 votes:

Diogenes: conservatives, whiny little biatches


Breitbarted
2012-02-07 11:38:34 AM
1 votes:

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 with "Yes, because the president playing guitar with country stars while New Orleans drowned and clearing brush in Texas while the economy collapsed didn't cost us anything."
2012-02-07 11:37:52 AM
1 votes:

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.
2012-02-07 11:35:57 AM
1 votes:
Attention Breitbart: The Onion is not your personal erotica site.
2012-02-07 11:09:15 AM
1 votes:

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...


Anything with Nancy Reagan. How soon we forget.

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