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...just when I thought it was safe to go back in the water

Posted on 2009.24.03 at 00:09
where am I: going to bed now
How I feel about it all: indescribableindescribable
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Apparently some of the Bush-era asshats stayed around after their Leader left the scene, as evidenced by

Exhibit A (for asshat):


and Exhibit B (for, I dunno, something horribly, terribly insulting that begins with B):




There isn't a word for how furious both of these asshats make me. Because holy shit. These guys make Ann Coulter seem tame (I couldn't even finish watching the second one. I mean, I'm nauseated enough today).

If this is supposed to be comedy, it's not even close to being funny. It's disrespectful and hurtful and just plain MEAN.


(links from maggiesox and mcollinknight)

Comments:


peacey at 2009-03-24 12:35 (UTC) ()
I haven't watched the first one yet, but as for the second, keep in mind, this is a show that's geared more toward comedy than commentary. The host is a comedian. He regularly has comedians on his panel (the guy who says we should invade is one). No one here is offering actual serious commentary. Come on now, Kel. I know you've been in pain of late, but I know you have a sense of humor. This might not tickle it much, but you can't take things so seriously.

Confession: I found myself giggling - and agreeing with the one dude; TIME TO INVADE!!!!
Tarnish notte the majesty of my TOWER of HATS
meresy at 2009-03-24 14:24 (UTC) ()
Except four guys just came home dead, and this ridiculous country has been holding the line there for, oh, a few years now. /humourless Canadian

Not the time to be poking us. It was in extremely poor taste, even for Fox.
peacey at 2009-03-24 14:49 (UTC) ()
Please point out where in the video anyone made any demeaning, derogatory, or disparaging remark specifically about the sacrifice made by these "four guys." In fact, a couple of the panelists made the point that they respect anyone who serves in the military. If they HAD made any disparaging remarks about these men, I'd be the first to join you on the outrage bandwagon. Admittedly, there were certainly puerile aspects to the clip, but you have to consider the source. These are, once again, comedians. Some will consider them funny, some won't, but with the world in the state that it's in today, to take offense at something a comedian says seems a huge waste of perfectly good outrage.
peacey at 2009-03-24 15:16 (UTC) ()
Addendum to previous post...

but with the world in the state that it's in today, to take offense at something a comedian says seems a huge waste of perfectly good outrage.**

**with the exception of derogatory, disparaging, or demeaning remarks about soldiers who have been wounded or given their lives in service to their non-tyrannical, non-despot-fronted country. IMO, offense equal to a flipping-of-the-bird-to-the-screen, a "go to hell" scream-at-the-screen, or even a turning-of-the-channel is warranted.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-03-24 16:05 (UTC) ()
There is nothing about that video that I find remotely funny. They're mocking military troops who are serving their country, some of whom have DIED. Maybe I have no sense of humour for cruel mockery, and if so, I don't want one. If Canadian "comedians" had mocked the US military in such a manner the (justifiable) outrage from the media would have been staggering.

The first one (audio, not video) calls the first lady "trash" and mocks her for talking about her childhood with children. Again, SO not funny.
peacey at 2009-03-24 12:42 (UTC) ()
I don't think the chick in the first vid was going for funny. I just think she's trying to drum up scandal where there isn't any. My sensibilities aren't offended by her, but my intelligence is.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-03-24 16:42 (UTC) ()
That chick is a Coulter wannabe. I'm pretty sure the First Lady couldn't care less about what she thinks, but it's still stupid. Yeah, my intelligence is definitely insulted.
girlorchid at 2009-03-24 15:18 (UTC) ()
Would the second clip have been allowed to air (even in the name of "comedy") had it been insulting the US military?

try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-03-24 16:12 (UTC) ()
Word, Amen, and So Say We All.

I can't imagine Stephen Colbert or John Stewart or someone like that even THINKING of stooping so low, but if they had? It would be grounds to get them thrown off the air in a New York nanosecond, and rightly so.

The Canadians haven't been fucking around in Afghanistan, they've been risking their lives for what they believe is right, every bit as much as US troops have been in Iraq (and Afghanistan as well). I may not agree with all the WHYs that either country is there, but I support their service 120 percent, and something like this is the verbal equivalent of kicking them in the teeth for their service. Not to mention their families. *fumes*

And anyway, it's not even FUNNY, so where's the comedy?

Edited at 2009-03-24 16:14 (UTC)
peacey at 2009-03-24 16:56 (UTC) ()
Colbert and Stewart respect the military, as do most rational, sane people. Their offense comes in how/where/why they're being used/deployed. And while I may or may not agree with them, I applaud the fact that they've taken the time to form an opinion rather than just knee-jerking it.

And? You well know my feelings about the military. :)

It would be grounds to get them thrown off the air in a New York nanosecond, and rightly so.

Does this mean that you agree with the network's decision some time ago to yank Bill Mahr's show (as in cancel it outright) when he made the "terrorists aren't cowards, they're brave" (paraphrasing) remark?
peacey at 2009-03-24 16:43 (UTC) ()
Depends on the channel. Seriously.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-03-24 20:12 (UTC) ()
Gods, what channel would allow something like that? Because grr. Argh.

There's a big difference between satire about why a nation's military is where they are and direct insults to the troops themselves (caveat: unless there has been proven abuse by an individual member, because bad people don't get a free pass just because they're in the military).
There's no poopin' on the bus y'know...
euphoricagony at 2009-03-24 19:07 (UTC) ()

Up yours, asshats...

Here's a clip from tonight's season finale of This Hour Has 22 Minutes. 'Nuff said.

try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-03-24 20:07 (UTC) ()

Re: Up yours, asshats...

OMG THAT'S GLORIOUS.

I need to watch more of this show. Why don't I? Silly me.
There's no poopin' on the bus y'know...
euphoricagony at 2009-03-24 21:02 (UTC) ()

Re: Up yours, asshats...

Innit great?! Short and to the point. A very well made one.
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