Best line in Obama’s White House Correspondents Dinner routine? That which follows “What’s the difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull?”
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You might consider this a long-sought open thread.
There’s just so many unusual things that Christians have to believe these days:
I put it all into the “Inscrutable Gentiles” file.
Countdown to the House voting for a Congressional investigation into the serious crime former-Senator Obama has admitted to begins in.. three.. two.. one..
Loved the blonde woman’s delayed WTF reaction to the pit bull joke (@ 7:32). And the First Lady’s.
@MattF: YAY!! MOAR BIRFER GOODNESS!!
Risky but worth it. Sometimes you gotta throw ’em off guard.
Somehow, he looks different than the other folks at the table. can’t put my finger on it. hmmm.
I am looking for faux sexist outrage at Obama talking about eating and hockey moms. This will also be used to prove that while there is no war against women, if there were one, it would be the bad Democrats who were waging it.
By the way, I heard that Hillary Rosen was to be one of the talking heads on Meet the Press. My question is: why? Anybody see this?
Quaker in a Basement
Completely drenched in sauce incroyable.
OMG! Barack Obama has threatened to eat Sarah Palin!
(Politifact rates the above as ‘mostly true’)
At the 5:40 mark, Obama claims that he will turn into God. THAT’S offensive.
Villago Delenda Est
As I said in an earlier thread, I love this man. The Rethugs are so fucking stupid they don’t even know they’ve been pwned.
@Comrade Mary: What?
@Comrade Mary: That’s Morgan Freeman
Such an excellent thread title.
@John Weiss: 5:38 to 5:43: he says that in another four years, he’ll look like this guy.
@Mino: Uh-huh :-)
@Villago Delenda Est: obligatory Obot.
as always he has amazing timing. Also, very very acerbic. Love his biting sense of humour.
@Villago Delenda Est: As expected, the Sunday shows’ highlight reels depended heavily on Kimmel going after Obama, and largely ignoring his material hitting Republicans and the media.
That said, the fake attack ad from ‘Woofpac’ will likely go viral, getting around the media.
Hey, a bit off topic, but I know there are some Mad Men fans here. I saw this great story about the REAL Mad Man, Draper Daniels. Fascinating stuff.
Villago Delenda Est
There are about a bazillion tasteless blue comments I could make about this joke, specifically the allusion to eating a hockey mom.
I will restrain myself, and just indicate that while Rich Lowery may think someone is a MILF, I do not. For example, Todd has supposedly been there. No thank you.
@Hill Dweller: we should have a Balloon Juice sunday morning show. That would be fucking hilarious. David Gregory would shit his pants.
I love how the wingers are sayin Obama is tooooo coool and likable to be president.
The WoofPAC ad was great, especially since the Romney campaign can’t complain about it without looking like a bunch of humorless wankers.
Of course, since they *are* a bunch of humorless wankers they may decide to whine about it anyway.
Clinton was funnier.
One story I read suggested that the journalists lack a sense of humor when they themselves are the object of the joke. For example, they really didn’t like this Kimmel quip:
What’s black and white and read all over? Not much, anymore.
Eww! You owe me some brain bleach!
Villago Delenda Est
Well, just recall the tsunamis of poutrage over Colbert’s appearance, where he not only took out the deserting coward, he saved his best lines for the vermin of the Village.
Richard Cohen’s cowardly ass is still smarting from that spanking.
@MattF: Truly bizarre. I can only guess that Perkins will drum the loony birther issue if he dislikes Romney so much he wants him to lose.
And I saw a report where Romney’s foreign aid team were worried about the Soviets and Czechoslovakia.
Hello? That was all over twenty years now. But then, they want to bring 1860s monopoly and labor law and health care back. And first century BS Christian science back.
They are nuts. God forbid they win this year.
@Hill Dweller: I almost fell out of my chair when Sarah began to sing. Surveys found that her voice triggered folks to change the channel to avoid the angst.
@dmsilev: AND….anyone not yet familiar with the “Romney tortures dog” story will hear it now. Clever.
I thought the President was hilarious
@arguingwithsignposts: I haven’t seen it, but Gibbs and Maddow reportedly pummeled their Republican counterparts on Gregory’s show this morning.
Getting competent Dems on these shows, even if it is just once a month, is about the best we can expect at this point.
@Hill Dweller: meh.
nobody watches the sunday shows. the more important coverage is on local 11:00 PM news and cable shows during the week, like Colbert and MSNBC’s evening line-up.
I mean, if sunday shows were any way influential then sunday fixture Gramps McCain would be prez.
@Hill Dweller: Rachel is getting very good at torching Republicans for dismissing her arguments with their condescension.
@SIA: Is there anyone who hasn’t heard the dog-on-car story by now? Try this: Go to Google and type in ‘Romney’ into the search bar. At least on my machine, the first additional suggestion offered is ‘Romney dog’.
I’m pretty sure it’s 1850’s (or at least pre-1863) labor law that they’d really like to bring back, if you know what I mean.
The Red Menace still exists for wingnuts. And they use Obama’s nuclear weapon reduction proposals as further evidence that he is selling the country out to the Rusdians, who are all stealth Soviets.
And if Hollande ends up winning the French elections, look for new poutrage over Obama being connected to bringing about worldwide sozhul ism.
Did all you Bots listen all the way thru Obama’s speech, to the last five minutes when he thanked them for the awesome job they do, and told them all how brave and important they are and how vital what they do is for the country, rather than their egos and their already fat wallets?
Did you listen to that part?
Funny I haven’t heard anything about that five minutes, during which he basically sought atonement for the snark that went before, mentioned here…
@Roger Moore: I did not feel like getting into that issue, but yeah.
If you don’t want to get into that part, you’d probably be better off saying “Gilded Age” monopoly and labor laws; it gets the point across without inviting quite so many snarky replies from people like me. I’m honestly not sure if they’d rather be Gilded Age robber barons or Antebellum plantation owners. But I’m pretty sure that they’d rather be one or the other than what they are now.
Olbermann threw a hissy fit over the Kimmel’s bit about Keith having more pink slips than Marcus Bachmann.
Did all you Bots listen all the way thru Obama’s speech, to the last five minutes when he thanked them for the awesome job they do, and told them all how brave and important they are and how vital what they do is for the country, AND MENTIONED BLOGGERS right at the beginning?
Did you listen to that part?
Now that I’ve actually watched it..
Wow. Not just the actual delivery, which was gob-smackingly good for a non-professional comedian, but the content. That was harsh. On more than one occasion I found myself checking fingers to make sure I wasn’t in some kind of half-dream where I was only imagining watching Barack Obama do a Colbert on TV.
Christ, can you imagine if Bush had possessed 1/10 of that charisma? We’d all be wearing stetsons and walking funny today.
@Clime Acts: Funny I haven’t heard anything about that five minutes
OK, here: no matter what Obama says, the press is still going to be butthurt about his making fun of them, and Obama knows it.
Amanda in the South Bay
Since this is a humor open thread…
Why aren’t there a lot of Republican database administrators?
Because they don’t want to deal with foreign keys.
It’s a classic comedian’s technique, like when Don Rickles would eviscerate people and then say something nice at the end.
Lighten the fuck up, Francis.
You do realize that it the White House Correspondents’ Dinner?
Think about this for a second.
And I have written before that in my alternate universe, no president would attend this thing, nor would any honest journalist.
But this is the Village, and certain social rituals must be observed.
Somehow, that doesn’t surprise me. Olbermann is not exactly noted for his thick skin.
And every time a republican calls him a soçialist people will think of woofpac and laugh.
@Brachiator: But this is the Village, and certain social rituals must be observed.
Exactly. It happens all over with the President’s job – it’s a species of diplomacy. Unlike wingnuts, Presidents have to be able to be civil to people who disagree with them.
@Clime Acts: Your concern, as always, is duly noted.
lol. So very delicate a flower.
If O believes they are going to be butthurt no matter what he says, why doesn’t he tell them to fuck themselves and spend the evening in front of a nice fire with Michelle and the kids, rather than lending his seal of approval to the annual whore fest?
Some good lines and zingers, and the anti-Obama ad ending with the dog crate tied atop Air Force One was set up beautifully (not to mention the entire ad aped the style and language to a T).
I wonder how many wingers will understand the “It’s Raining Men” joke? I hope some do, so they can taste their bitter bile one more time.
And your Obama taint licking is, as always, likewise duly noted.
What’s it smell like down there? Perhaps you could bottle the scent and market it at BJ. Probably make a mint.
Why. I was given to understand that things had CHANGED.
The people who disagree with you on issue A today may support you on issue B tomorrow or issue C a year from now. Unless, of course, you decide to take their disagreement personally, blow up, and piss them off to the extent that they refuse to work with you for personal reasons.
@Clime Acts: Ahh Special Timmeh. The only poster on BJ who can always see DA TROOF!! and the rest of us are just blind sheeple. Tell me: does it ever get tiring living in that perfection bubble of yours? Must be awful boring to have no variance or possibility of another way of thinking. Of course not, cause only YOU are special enough to know DA TROOF!!
Between this week’s GM claims and OBL spin, Mittens campaign resembles a Jon Lovitz skit.
No, I’m pretty sure that you were misinformed.
@Clime Acts: By far you are the most annoying troll ever. Go DIAF, please!
@Arclite: Thank you for that! Great read. “Draper Daniels.” Interesting! Zou Bisou Bisou!
Perhaps in an alternate universe where all republicans are not united in opposing every fucking thing obama does, and the media is not bought and sold to corporations.
Yes, in that universe your approach makes sense.
That is not the universe in which we live.
Got nothin’, I see.
coming from you, Anus, I mean Anya, that is a compliment indeed!
Touching nerves, am I?
Comrade Baron Elmo
I eagerly await the bushel baskets of conservative butthurt that are sure to be dumped everywhere across the gooper blogosphere over th’ O’s masterful takedown. The very air will ring with cries of THAT’S NOT FUNNY! and WHAT A BIG MEAN JERKY JERK!
I was especially pleased with Obama choosing to own the dog-eating “scandal,” thereby defusing it. Man, the guy simply cannot be rattled by GOP bullshit. Can we find some way to bottle his unflappable cool and distribute it to the rest of the Dems?
Is it just me, or was this speech full of all kinds of win?
Let’s see Romney top this. Oh wait, he’ll have to be elected first, won’t he.
He actually talked about how the press was free to question and criticize.
The whole thing was brilliantly wicked.
A Humble Lurker
Because it’s not like any journalists were killed this past year in the line of duty. Oh, wait.
By the way, why was Mnem’s analogy inaccurate?
Oh damn…i can smell a 20,000 word essay from Greenwald now after the end of that. Should be fun. Or mind numbing…probably mind numbing actually.
Villago Delenda Est
This is really, really pathetic. It’s not even up to USENET flame standards.
I dare say I’ve heard preschool putdowns that were more sophisticated and witty.
This being an open thread, I interrupt Timmy’s latest flame war with this debate about near death experiences, which I find quite interesting.
I know people have mentioned the Pharyngula guy before — what is his cred rating?
Mommy, flame wars are EASY to start here. All one has to do is show the slightest bit of incredulity, or fail to bow low enough to the awesomeness that is Imperial Leader Obama.
As to the near death experience articles to which you link, I already read them and have always found the topic fascinating.
Eemom, did you read the two earlier articles to which the one you posted are connected? Whatever the merits, PZ Meyers is an arrogant dick.
One of the reasons that Obama went serious on praising reporters at the end of his speech was so he could go into a memorial for some reporters who died while trying to do their jobs. It was a reminder to the posh crowd that some of their compadres actually put their asses on the line.
My favorite bit from the speech was the way he perfectly delivered the line “What a snob”. Took out both Romney and Santorum in one line.
This being an open thread, I wondered if anyone has any info on the theory of seeding planets with DNA manufactured on site. It kind of shocked me to think how relatively easy it would be to spread life this way.
@Yutsano: what an asshole Obama was, honoring the memory of Anthony Shadid.
@Yutsano: what an asshole Obama was, honoring the memory of Anthony Shadid.
Digya notice, Obama didn’t mention the public option once!
Took me a while to figure it out–that it was about dog-eating. The mere mention of Palin’s name automatically conjured negative associations with the GOP, so that’s just a bank-shot; but the punch-line basically shit on the entire week of wingnut talking points.
God damn, I love this guy!
@David Koch: He sold us out!
KS in MA
@gbear: YES! on both points.
OH man.. Obama killed… it was brutal. It was like he channeled whatever sarcastic stuff I wanted to say. Good stuff.
Also FLOTUS is looking HOT. Whoo..
Made the mistake of going to Micelle Malkin’s site, twitchy.com. An entire comment thread somehow managed to convince themselves that the pitbull joke was actually a reference to oral sex with Sarah Palin. How do you even get there from here?
We need to reopen the mental hospitals.
With the “pitbulls are delicious” line he basically said, “I know what you rightwing jerfoffs are saying, and it doesn’t phase me one bit. Let’s see what else you got.”
The end was about the power of journalism because the end is always about the power of journalism. Kind of like how graduation speeches are always about being prepared to take on the challenges of the world. But I guess Tim watches those and thinks, those bastards, they should totally close by saying that colleges are overpriced and full of wankers and fuck you very much and this honorary degree is just the right thing for scratching my balls.
Well, Palin has been known to have Jungle Fever.
@Clime Acts: You’re not a very competent human being, are you?
Drudge is banging that drum hard. His headline is Barack Bizarre! President jokes about eating dogs!
These fucking fascist creeps are more wierded out about a child eating native food fed to him by his parents than they were over the entire government using dogs as tools of torture and abuse.
Shame that the linked video misses the very funny “hot-mic” section.
Why, because he demands scientific proof for extraordinary claims?
That’s what scientists do.
@The Sailor: Also, he openly and unapologetically refers to religion as superstition and a public evil. I’m clutching my pearls as we speak.
I realize wingnuts desperately long for Breitbart to have been assassinated but the sad truth is Andrew simply wasn’t important or threatening enough to warrant doing in.
I say this with tongue firmly planted in cheek.
NO…because his article was full of personal insults and name calling. Just seemed uncalled for and sort of defensive sounding…I mean, if your scientific standards are of such rigorous quality and you’re confident in your position, why take that tack?
Seemed oddly unprofessional.
Which is where fanatical atheists share ground with religious zealots; neither can bear to consider evidence that might contradict what they are desperate to keep believing.
How do you define “religion” when you use the word in this context?
That’s why I asked what the guy’s cred is, because I found his response incredibly weak, especially for someone who purports to be a scientist.
@GregB: So it’s OK for Sarah Palin and assorted other wingnuts to joke about the President eating dogs … but it’s bizarre for the President to joke about the President eating dogs? The problem with these people is that they can’t grasp the concept of telling a joke on yourself. It would never occur to them that you could want to do this.