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Not funny: Barack Obama laughs at Wanda Sykes "joke" about wanting Rush Limbaugh dead

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posted on May, 11 2009 @ 07:51 AM
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Actually she said she hopes that Limbaugh's kidneys fail. That is not the same as wanting Rush dead.

Let us compare here the Left and Right wing views.

Rush want's Obama's Socialist policies to fail, to the Left that means that Rush want's America to fail.

Sykes want's Rush's kidneys to fail, to the Right that means that she want's rush to die.

I see how the pendulum swings.

Failure of the kidneys does not mean death. With treatment (Dialysis) a person can live without their kidneys.

So for the Right wingers to throw your words in your face, Sykes doesn't want Rush dead, just wants him to be in agony.

I guess turn about is not fair play right?




posted on May, 11 2009 @ 07:53 AM
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Rush really seemed to enjoy the Barack the magic negro song when he proudly aired it on his show, he has time and again enjoyed jokes, parody, and comedic rants on or about Obama.

He has a sense of humor, maybe he has a thick enough skin to "take it" he sure has no problem dishing it out.



Then again, I remember when they wanted to Jail Bill Maher for a joke about the war on terrorism.

Rush's show today could be rather interesting.



posted on May, 11 2009 @ 08:02 AM
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Originally posted by patent98310
oh yeah, another bit of info: she never said anything about wanting him dead. She brought up how Rush said that he hoped this administration would fail.
She replied with an ironic joke:

"rush limbaugh 'i hope the country fails' , i hope his kidneys fail."


Too bad Rush never said that. But, I guess it's OK for comedians to fabricate quotes to make a point, right? But making a point on fabricated truth, is it really a point?



posted on May, 11 2009 @ 08:42 AM
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Obama smokes, so I hope his lungs fail.

Oh don't get so upset, it's just a joke.



posted on May, 11 2009 @ 08:45 AM
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Just another attempt to smear Obama.

Give me a break... like laughing at her jokes was somehow worse than bush minor's tacky gag about looking for WMD behind the couch and under the desk etc.

You do not make jokes about sending our men and women off to die...

especially as the reasons you gave were being proven a lie.



posted on May, 11 2009 @ 08:48 AM
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The sheer idiocy of some of the poeple who are offended by a joke is just off the charts...

Oh boohoo! Poor, little Rush Limbaugh! Let's all run to this gentle soul's defense. He would never joke about somebody like mean ol' Wanda Sykes does.

He would certainly never mock someone who actually has Parkinson's Disease:
www.youtube.com...

Or someone who actually has a brain tumor:
www.huffingtonpost.com...

Or someone who's just passed away:
www.huffingtonpost.com...

Or someone who's been mugged:
www.huffingtonpost.com...

Or homeless people:
www.digitaljournal.com...

No poor Rush is just an innocent victim. It's sick to see people beating up on the "little guy" like this.
...



Edit: damn some of the link give 404 now, they were working earlier
Edit2 links work now

Need more : en.wikiquote.org...

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posted on May, 11 2009 @ 08:50 AM
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Originally posted by grover
You do not make jokes about sending our men and women off to die...


Why not? Why is it ok to joke about some people dying or "just an attempt to smear", while joking about the death of other people is not?

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posted on May, 11 2009 @ 08:58 AM
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So its alright to joke about the lie that sent our troops off to die... a lie that the bush minor administration propagated?

As a veteran I resent that.



posted on May, 11 2009 @ 09:00 AM
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what do you expect from such a gathering of liberal pukes- would love to see the reaction if someone made a joke about blacks looking like apes



posted on May, 11 2009 @ 09:01 AM
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Thats all she could come up with on Rush?

Obama was the better comedian that night. He was rather comical. It looked more like a "roast". They should have a presidential roast every year and let the pres do the roasting. Obama tore some people up.

A few years ago at some event 1st lady Bush roasted her husband well.

She said he had been out milking a cow but complied that he couldn't get any milk. She said "thats a horse George".



posted on May, 11 2009 @ 09:05 AM
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For the record, Obama very likely doesn't want just Rush Limbaugh to die, but millions of Americans as well.

Obama's mentor Bill Ayers founded a terrorist organization that sought to overthrow the government of the United States and murder millions of Americans that did not go along with his Communist ideology.

www.youtube.com...



posted on May, 11 2009 @ 09:06 AM
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Originally posted by grover
So its alright to joke about the lie that sent our troops off to die... a lie that the bush minor administration propagated?

As a veteran I resent that.


Where did I say that was ok? You need to reassess the way you use your critical thinking skills.

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posted on May, 11 2009 @ 09:08 AM
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You are not worth arguing with...

I said that this thread was just another attempt to smear Obama and it is... its not even worth commenting further on.

Why is it that newbies on here are always so arrogant and pushy?

My critical thinking skills work quite well thank you very much.

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posted on May, 11 2009 @ 09:12 AM
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Originally posted by grover
You are not worth arguing with...

I said that this thread was just another attempt to smear Obama and it is... its not even worth commenting further on.

Why is it that newbies on here are always so arrogant and pushy?

My critical skills work quite well thank you very much.

[edit on 11-5-2009 by grover]


Haha, I've been registered here for two years.

If it's not worth commenting on, then leave the thread. You are throwing out strawmen arguments against me, which clearly shows you cannot follow logical argumentation. You are also introducing irrelevant arguments to prove your point.

Bye.



posted on May, 11 2009 @ 09:14 AM
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Originally posted by Riposte
For the record, Obama very likely doesn't want just Rush Limbaugh to die, but millions of Americans as well.



Have you even read your own post ? do you realise how that sounds?

Now you people are just making up stuff , pulling things out of thin air, in a pathetic attempt to support the narrow, collapsing bridge you're standing on.

May i ask, where oh where did you come up with that delusion ? Got any proof for this other then your own "wishful" thinking and a ridiculous youtube video ?



posted on May, 11 2009 @ 09:16 AM
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I see we have another person here who hopelessly buys into the Left-Right paradigm. Republicans, Democrats, it's all the same. Wake up.


"Wake Up"! I love picturing people's expressions as they type that, so uppity and high and mighty.

Laughing about a joke, and pointing out that republicans are very easy targets for a comedian is not being a sheeple

it's being observant on an infantile level.

You don't have to be a liberal to laugh at a joke.
Though the way the republican party is going these days, it would seem humor has all but left.

Oh but wait....there just might be a shimmering glimmer of hope:




Joke.
Republicans Laughed.
So did i.

Get over it.

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posted on May, 11 2009 @ 09:17 AM
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Uhm, the proof comes from the agent that infiltrated the Weather Underground?

You didn't even watch the video did you?

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posted on May, 11 2009 @ 09:26 AM
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Can we get a poll on here to vote for whether or not that was funny?

I thought it was funny, not hilarious, but funny... the basic nature of comedy is pretty much "I'm glad it's not me" - man slips on banana skin? Harold Lloyd, Chaplin? The basis of almost all comedy is that there's a "victim" - it's life affirming in a way.

Most people will laugh at some pretty off-colour stuff, it doesn't mean they believe it or in it. I think it's valid and good you've got a human as president.



posted on May, 11 2009 @ 09:30 AM
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I did actually, and I didn't laugh. I thought it was a pretty stupid "joke" and a tasteless one too. But then again, I think wanda sykes is a horrible comedienne, right up there with chris rock. They don't even begin to measure up to Eddie Murphy or Bill Cosby (one comedian who doesn't even need to make vulgar jokes)

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posted on May, 11 2009 @ 09:49 AM
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Originally posted by jokei
Can we get a poll on here to vote for whether or not that was funny?

I thought it was funny, not hilarious, but funny... the basic nature of comedy is pretty much "I'm glad it's not me" - man slips on banana skin? Harold Lloyd, Chaplin? The basis of almost all comedy is that there's a "victim" - it's life affirming in a way.

Most people will laugh at some pretty off-colour stuff, it doesn't mean they believe it or in it. I think it's valid and good you've got a human as president.



that would be fair enough if it was like that, but it is just jokes a chattering smug elite deem acceptable- I might find a routine funny involving some comedian pulling their eyes into a slant and making jokes about chinese people?






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