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2014-05-03 11:42:25 AM  
cdn1.sbnation.com
 
2014-05-03 12:39:19 PM  
Oh for fark's sake.  When the hell did the President of the United States turn into a one-night stand-up comic?

Seriously - it's all well and good to make an address and zing off a few one-liners the staffers thought up.  But this thing is getting farking out of hand.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-05-03 12:45:50 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Oh for fark's sake.  When the hell did the President of the United States turn into a one-night stand-up comic?

Seriously - it's all well and good to make an address and zing off a few one-liners the staffers thought up.  But this thing is getting farking out of hand.


This is an outrage.
 
2014-05-03 12:52:33 PM  

vpb: Benevolent Misanthrope: Oh for fark's sake.  When the hell did the President of the United States turn into a one-night stand-up comic?

Seriously - it's all well and good to make an address and zing off a few one-liners the staffers thought up.  But this thing is getting farking out of hand.

This is an outrage.


It IS, dammit!

<crosses arms, stomps foot>
 
2014-05-03 01:13:26 PM  
I wanna see Lou introduce the CSPAN Clip of the Week.
 
2014-05-03 02:01:13 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Oh for fark's sake.  When the hell did the President of the United States turn into a one-night stand-up comic?

Seriously - it's all well and good to make an address and zing off a few one-liners the staffers thought up.  But this thing is getting farking out of hand.


Um. It's been this way for a really, really long time.
 
2014-05-03 02:03:20 PM  
Put Wolf Blitzer up there struggling to string sentences together like a human, and I might watch it. I think it would be a great drinking game.
 
2014-05-03 02:17:11 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Benevolent Misanthrope: Oh for fark's sake.  When the hell did the President of the United States turn into a one-night stand-up comic?

Seriously - it's all well and good to make an address and zing off a few one-liners the staffers thought up.  But this thing is getting farking out of hand.

Um. It's been this way for a really, really long time.


I know.  But was it always that way?  Or was there a time when the White House Correspondents Dinner wasn't an opportunity for the President to act like a goddamn clown?
 
2014-05-03 02:25:37 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: cameroncrazy1984: Benevolent Misanthrope: Oh for fark's sake.  When the hell did the President of the United States turn into a one-night stand-up comic?

Seriously - it's all well and good to make an address and zing off a few one-liners the staffers thought up.  But this thing is getting farking out of hand.

Um. It's been this way for a really, really long time.

I know.  But was it always that way?  Or was there a time when the White House Correspondents Dinner wasn't an opportunity for the President to act like a goddamn clown?


The last time the President looked like a clown at one of these events was when Colbert tore Bush Jr. a new one.
 
2014-05-03 02:28:12 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: cameroncrazy1984: Benevolent Misanthrope: Oh for fark's sake.  When the hell did the President of the United States turn into a one-night stand-up comic?

Seriously - it's all well and good to make an address and zing off a few one-liners the staffers thought up.  But this thing is getting farking out of hand.

Um. It's been this way for a really, really long time.

I know.  But was it always that way?  Or was there a time when the White House Correspondents Dinner wasn't an opportunity for the President to act like a goddamn clown?


So many ways to respond here...

I do feel compelled to point out the difference between the role of the clown vs. the role of the jester - particularly in a political venue. I do understand your discomfort with seeing a world leader playing the fool but there is a tradition of this spanning back to medieval times during the festival of misrule.

Most societies have one day where the leader takes the role of fool. It's a substitute for the tradition of just slaughtering the king every year.

I'll leave it to you as to which option is preferable.
 
2014-05-03 04:28:30 PM  

quickdraw: Benevolent Misanthrope: cameroncrazy1984: Benevolent Misanthrope: Oh for fark's sake.  When the hell did the President of the United States turn into a one-night stand-up comic?

Seriously - it's all well and good to make an address and zing off a few one-liners the staffers thought up.  But this thing is getting farking out of hand.

Um. It's been this way for a really, really long time.

I know.  But was it always that way?  Or was there a time when the White House Correspondents Dinner wasn't an opportunity for the President to act like a goddamn clown?

So many ways to respond here...

I do feel compelled to point out the difference between the role of the clown vs. the role of the jester - particularly in a political venue. I do understand your discomfort with seeing a world leader playing the fool but there is a tradition of this spanning back to medieval times during the festival of misrule.

Most societies have one day where the leader takes the role of fool. It's a substitute for the tradition of just slaughtering the king every year.

I'll leave it to you as to which option is preferable.


Well.  That all depends, now, doesn't it?
 
2014-05-03 04:46:20 PM  
Dammit, Americans are dying in Benghazi EVERY DAY and this "president" is going to go on TV in front of a bunch of "journalists" and tell a bunch of knock knock "jokes." This is pathetic. I can't wait for the congressional inquisition.
 
2014-05-03 05:31:25 PM  

HawgWild: I can't wait for the congressional inquisition.


No one will expect it.
 
2014-05-03 05:43:47 PM  
CNN is the parade magazine of tv news
 
2014-05-03 06:05:24 PM  
Does the President get to have ST6 take out Mankini?
 
2014-05-03 06:10:48 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: cameroncrazy1984: Benevolent Misanthrope: Oh for fark's sake.  When the hell did the President of the United States turn into a one-night stand-up comic?

Seriously - it's all well and good to make an address and zing off a few one-liners the staffers thought up.  But this thing is getting farking out of hand.

Um. It's been this way for a really, really long time.

I know.  But was it always that way?  Or was there a time when the White House Correspondents Dinner wasn't an opportunity for the President to act like a goddamn clown?


Way back in 1943, before Bob Hope did the first one in 1944...  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_House_Correspondents'_Association#W hite_House_Correspondents.27_Dinner

It doesn't appear like it was a very regular event though until 1987, and it hasn't been televised by C-SPAN until 1993.   Of course, it was basically a pretty benign event until the Colbert ripping of Bush in 2006.

Of note, 7 of the last 8 hosts are, have, or will be hosting a late night broadcast network talk show.  Joel McHale hasn't yet, but, I think he is on the "list" (although not that high right now) to replace Craig.  This is probably a pretty big shot for him to make a mark for that slot.
 
2014-05-03 06:10:53 PM  
Unless they're using a Wolf Bltizer hologram, I don't care.
 
2014-05-03 06:12:41 PM  
Will there be any hippity hopping
 
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2014-05-03 06:20:08 PM  

dletter: This is probably a pretty big shot for him to make a mark for that slot.


I hope he adapts well to the dinner.  Because I have known him from the Soup for so long, I'm pigeonholing him unfairly.
 
2014-05-03 06:26:46 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Oh for fark's sake.  When the hell did the President of the United States turn into a one-night stand-up comic?

Seriously - it's all well and good to make an address and zing off a few one-liners the staffers thought up.  But this thing is getting farking out of hand.


img.fark.net
 
2014-05-03 06:31:11 PM  
Toadies, all of them.
 
2014-05-03 06:35:23 PM  

fusillade762: HawgWild: I can't wait for the congressional inquisition.

No one will expect it.


I've heard good things about Gadaffi on Ice.
 
2014-05-03 06:38:57 PM  
How is CNN going to survive not talking about that damn missing airliner for a couple of hours?
 
2014-05-03 06:39:05 PM  
I heard Joel McHale knows the truth about bengarza
 
2014-05-03 06:53:20 PM  

dletter: Joel McHale hasn't yet, but, I think he is on the "list" (although not that high right now) to replace Craig.  This is probably a pretty big shot for him to make a mark for that slot.


I can see that. He'd be good in Craig's slot, I think.
 
2014-05-03 07:08:09 PM  
I think this is better:

i885.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-03 07:08:23 PM  

fusillade762: dletter: Joel McHale hasn't yet, but, I think he is on the "list" (although not that high right now) to replace Craig.  This is probably a pretty big shot for him to make a mark for that slot.

I can see that. He'd be good in Craig's slot, I think.


http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/30/whcd-comedian-joel-mchale-may-repl ac e-cbs-craig-ferguson/
 
2014-05-03 07:15:09 PM  
Paraphrasing Katie Couric on the "red carpet": (on being a "global anchor", I guess that is her new title at Yahoo?)... "My beat is the world, which is that thing that CNN covers sometimes"

zing
 
2014-05-03 07:23:37 PM  
Great another chance for Obama the community organizer to laze around instead of doing his job. Got to love the Annial Correspondance Dinner and Obama becoming a stand up comic zinging people like hes freakin Dean Martin. Surely there are better things for "El Jefe" the left winger to do then make jokes and laugh at Joel Mchales inane racially based comedy (I dont know who Joel Mchale is but I can guess. Have fun in Craigs spot you racist hack, at least its not the racist Colbert). There are so many natoinal problems right now, Cliven Bundy is having his land stolen, gays are starting to pop up EVERYWHERE, and we havent even pierced the issue of Benghazi. But yeah, laugh it up with your big lips Obama, you racist. Drink your 40 and laugh it up. The rest of the world is laughing at us including France and Great Brittan so lets join in. This guy promised Hope and Change but all hes given us is health insurance that wont even pay for a bed to die in. Lets get as much laughter as possible, its the best medicine we can afford now. But Conservatives will have the last laugh because the GOP will cruise to victroy in 2016, by which I mean the Ted Cruise will be the next persident defeeting the racist Hilary Clinton just as Beowulf (sp?) defeeted Greendal. His star burns more brightly every day and is in route to 359+ electoral votes while Hilary is falling faster then the Dow Jones average. Now whose laughing Libbies?
 
2014-05-03 07:34:08 PM  

StopArrestingMe: snipt


It's a bit like farting; if you have to force it that much it's likely to be a turd.
 
2014-05-03 07:34:10 PM  

StopArrestingMe: Great another chance for Obama the community organizer to laze around instead of doing his job. Got to love the Annial Correspondance Dinner and Obama becoming a stand up comic zinging people like hes freakin Dean Martin. Surely there are better things for "El Jefe" the left winger to do then make jokes and laugh at Joel Mchales inane racially based comedy (I dont know who Joel Mchale is but I can guess. Have fun in Craigs spot you racist hack, at least its not the racist Colbert). There are so many natoinal problems right now, Cliven Bundy is having his land stolen, gays are starting to pop up EVERYWHERE, and we havent even pierced the issue of Benghazi. But yeah, laugh it up with your big lips Obama, you racist. Drink your 40 and laugh it up. The rest of the world is laughing at us including France and Great Brittan so lets join in. This guy promised Hope and Change but all hes given us is health insurance that wont even pay for a bed to die in. Lets get as much laughter as possible, its the best medicine we can afford now. But Conservatives will have the last laugh because the GOP will cruise to victroy in 2016, by which I mean the Ted Cruise will be the next persident defeeting the racist Hilary Clinton just as Beowulf (sp?) defeeted Greendal. His star burns more brightly every day and is in route to 359+ electoral votes while Hilary is falling faster then the Dow Jones average. Now whose laughing Libbies?


stream1.gifsoup.com
 
2014-05-03 07:36:13 PM  

StopArrestingMe: Great another chance for Obama the community organizer to laze around instead of doing his job. Got to love the Annial Correspondance Dinner and Obama becoming a stand up comic zinging people like hes freakin Dean Martin. Surely there are better things for "El Jefe" the left winger to do then make jokes and laugh at Joel Mchales inane racially based comedy (I dont know who Joel Mchale is but I can guess. Have fun in Craigs spot you racist hack, at least its not the racist Colbert). There are so many natoinal problems right now, Cliven Bundy is having his land stolen, gays are starting to pop up EVERYWHERE, and we havent even pierced the issue of Benghazi. But yeah, laugh it up with your big lips Obama, you racist. Drink your 40 and laugh it up. The rest of the world is laughing at us including France and Great Brittan so lets join in. This guy promised Hope and Change but all hes given us is health insurance that wont even pay for a bed to die in. Lets get as much laughter as possible, its the best medicine we can afford now. But Conservatives will have the last laugh because the GOP will cruise to victroy in 2016, by which I mean the Ted Cruise will be the next persident defeeting the racist Hilary Clinton just as Beowulf (sp?) defeeted Greendal. His star burns more brightly every day and is in route to 359+ electoral votes while Hilary is falling faster then the Dow Jones average. Now whose laughing Libbies?


I'm on my mobile. Someone get this man a sponsorship.
 
2014-05-03 07:54:25 PM  
So who is giving the Republican response to the WHCD?
And how many Republican responses will there be?
And will they try to beat the current record set at the last SOTU?
And will Ted Cruz filibuster the WHCD somehow?

Very important issues because, as the entire world knows, nothing is happening in the world for the next few hours that will require reporting in the media.

(and yes, I am already streaming it because i too, am an idiot)
 
2014-05-03 07:56:48 PM  

homelessdude: So who is giving the Republican response to the WHCD?
And how many Republican responses will there be?
And will they try to beat the current record set at the last SOTU?
And will Ted Cruz filibuster the WHCD somehow?

Very important issues because, as the entire world knows, nothing is happening in the world for the next few hours that will require reporting in the media.

(and yes, I am already streaming it because i too, am an idiot)


Dennis Miller.
 
2014-05-03 07:59:10 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: homelessdude: So who is giving the Republican response to the WHCD?
And how many Republican responses will there be?
And will they try to beat the current record set at the last SOTU?
And will Ted Cruz filibuster the WHCD somehow?

Very important issues because, as the entire world knows, nothing is happening in the world for the next few hours that will require reporting in the media.

(and yes, I am already streaming it because i too, am an idiot)

Dennis Miller.


That makes sense.
 
2014-05-03 08:00:24 PM  

StopArrestingMe: Great anoda' chance fo' Obama da damn community o'ganiza' to laze around instead uh doin' his job. Sheeeiit. Got t'love da damn Annial Co'responboogy Dinna' and Obama becomin' some stand down comic zin'in' sucka's likes hes freakin Dean Martin. 'S coo', bro. Sho' nuffly dere are betta' din's fo' "El Jefe" de left win'a' to do den make jokes and laugh at Joel Mchales inane racially based comedy (I dont know who Joel Mchale be but ah' can guess. Have fun in Craigs spot ya' racist hack, at least its not da damn racist Colbert). Dere are so's many natoinal problems right now, Cliven Bundy be havin' his land stolen, gays are startin' t'pop down EVERYWHERE, and we gots'nt even pierced da damn issue uh Benghazi. Ya' know? But yeah, laugh it down wid yo' big-ass lips Obama, ya' racist. Drink yo' 40 and laugh it down. De rest uh de wo'ld be laughin' at us includin' France and Great Brittan so's lets join in. 'S coo', bro. Dis guy promised Hope and Change but all hes given us be heald insurance dat wont even pay fo' some bed t'die in. 'S coo', bro. Lets git as much laughta' as possible, its de best medicine we kin affo'd now. But Conservatives gots'ta de last laugh cuz' de GOP gots'ta cruise t'victroy in 2016, by which ah' mean de Ted Cruise gots'ta be da damn next puh'sident defeetin' de racist 'Sup, dudelary Clinton plum as Beowulf (sp?) defeeted Greendal. 'Sup, dudes star burns mo'e brightly every day and be in route t'359+ electo'al votes while 'Sup, dudelary be fallin' fasta' den de Dow Jones average. What it is, Mama! Now whose laughin' Libbies?


FTFY
 
2014-05-03 08:10:01 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Oh for fark's sake.  When the hell did the President of the United States turn into a one-night stand-up comic?

Seriously - it's all well and good to make an address and zing off a few one-liners the staffers thought up.  But this thing is getting farking out of hand.


Calm down.  There's nothing wrong with the president telling a few jokes.  Take a valium.
 
2014-05-03 08:16:54 PM  
Brunette with epic cleavage.

/YOWZA
 
2014-05-03 08:18:17 PM  
Hah, classic Winger!
 
2014-05-03 08:26:05 PM  
Anyone tell me where I can stream audio of it?
 
2014-05-03 08:26:06 PM  
Look at him eating those crackers.
 
2014-05-03 08:33:50 PM  

StopArrestingMe: Great another chance for Obama the community organizer to laze around instead of doing his job. Got to love the Annial Correspondance Dinner and Obama becoming a stand up comic zinging people like hes freakin Dean Martin. Surely there are better things for "El Jefe" the left winger to do then make jokes and laugh at Joel Mchales inane racially based comedy (I dont know who Joel Mchale is but I can guess. Have fun in Craigs spot you racist hack, at least its not the racist Colbert). There are so many natoinal problems right now, Cliven Bundy is having his land stolen, gays are starting to pop up EVERYWHERE, and we havent even pierced the issue of Benghazi. But yeah, laugh it up with your big lips Obama, you racist. Drink your 40 and laugh it up. The rest of the world is laughing at us including France and Great Brittan so lets join in. This guy promised Hope and Change but all hes given us is health insurance that wont even pay for a bed to die in. Lets get as much laughter as possible, its the best medicine we can afford now. But Conservatives will have the last laugh because the GOP will cruise to victroy in 2016, by which I mean the Ted Cruise will be the next persident defeeting the racist Hilary Clinton just as Beowulf (sp?) defeeted Greendal. His star burns more brightly every day and is in route to 359+ electoral votes while Hilary is falling faster then the Dow Jones average. Now whose laughing Libbies?


You motherfarker!

But, seriously.. laze?  Annial?  wtf?

defeeted? Greendal?
 
2014-05-03 08:37:32 PM  

StopArrestingMe: Great another chance for Obama the community organizer to laze around instead of doing his job. Got to love the Annial Correspondance Dinner and Obama becoming a stand up comic zinging people like hes freakin Dean Martin. Surely there are better things for "El Jefe" the left winger to do then make jokes and laugh at Joel Mchales inane racially based comedy (I dont know who Joel Mchale is but I can guess. Have fun in Craigs spot you racist hack, at least its not the racist Colbert). There are so many natoinal problems right now, Cliven Bundy is having his land stolen, gays are starting to pop up EVERYWHERE, and we havent even pierced the issue of Benghazi. But yeah, laugh it up with your big lips Obama, you racist. Drink your 40 and laugh it up. The rest of the world is laughing at us including France and Great Brittan so lets join in. This guy promised Hope and Change but all hes given us is health insurance that wont even pay for a bed to die in. Lets get as much laughter as possible, its the best medicine we can afford now. But Conservatives will have the last laugh because the GOP will cruise to victroy in 2016, by which I mean the Ted Cruise will be the next persident defeeting the racist Hilary Clinton just as Beowulf (sp?) defeeted Greendal. His star burns more brightly every day and is in route to 359+ electoral votes while Hilary is falling faster then the Dow Jones average. Now whose laughing Libbies?


i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-03 08:38:42 PM  
The 0bama regime has been all show, no substance for 6 years. Treating it like frivolous entertainment is the right way to approach it.
 
2014-05-03 08:39:11 PM  
Meanwhile, there are currently about 200 little girls in a jungle in Nigeria being raped as we speak because the western media can't be bothered to mention it.
 
2014-05-03 08:39:46 PM  
ugh, CNN is just.. insipid.. I think msnbc starts covering it at 9..

I really wish CSPAN was in HD
 
2014-05-03 08:40:30 PM  
If I agree to watch CSPAN for 5 hours, will that get community renewed?
 
2014-05-03 08:41:49 PM  

udhq: Meanwhile, there are currently about 200 little girls in a jungle in Nigeria being raped as we speak because the western media can't be bothered to mention it.


They're not blonde, are they?
 
2014-05-03 08:41:59 PM  
Duck Dynasty guy is there with Ted Cruz. This could be fun.
 
2014-05-03 08:43:00 PM  

udhq: Meanwhile, there are currently about 200 little girls in a jungle in Nigeria being raped as we speak because the western media can't be bothered to mention it.


Sauce?
 
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