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Republicans Need to Grow a Sense of Humor - ^ | 16 June 2009 | Steven Crowder

Posted on 06/17/2009 8:38:42 AM PDT by AreaMan

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To: TomOnTheRun

Alot of this is misplaced anger and the feeling of powerlessness. It’s easier to effect change on a late night TV show than the state of the country. PEOPLE ARE ANGRY.

21 posted on 06/17/2009 8:48:14 AM PDT by Hildy (In Venezuela Coke Zero is bad for your h ealth. In the U.S. Zero on Coke is bad for your healthcare.)
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To: twigs

Wanda Sykes told a joke about how she’d like to see more photos of Obama smoking, and less of his nipples.

She let him off without any cokehead jokes though.

22 posted on 06/17/2009 8:48:34 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: AreaMan
NOT A PING, just an invitation to the list...

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23 posted on 06/17/2009 8:48:36 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: AreaMan

In a world where every liberal with a hang nail, screams outrage and gets a gov’t stipend to heal it, I ‘m supposed to be more flexible and laugh?

24 posted on 06/17/2009 8:49:06 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: AreaMan

Born in Detroit, raised in Montreal, Steven Crowder really had nothing going for him until he turned twelve. It was at that age that he was awarded the (coveted) role of voicing the character "The Brain" on the hit children's TV series "Arthur". The role immediately launched him into the realm of "Babe Magnet". With this in mind, he continued down the path of acting (in both voice, TV and film) until he came to the realization that he was no longer the cute infant that Public Broadcasting had learned to love. Now that his baby-fat cheeks had left him, he knew that he needed a new "hook "to catch the ladies. Frantically, he searched for the answer until one summer, working as manual labor for the “Just for Laughs” Comedy Festival, the art of Stand up Comedy caught his eye. He approached a famous comedian and received advice on how to get started in the business, after which he was escorted from the premises, fined a hefty sum and brutally beaten. Once the feeding tube was removed, Steven sauntered on down to a local comedy club to try his hand at the trade. The throwing of vegetables and angry screams of the crowd created and incredible "rush", upon which Steven became immediately addicted and he never looked back. One year later, (at 18 years old) Steven returned to the “Just for Laughs” as the youngest Comedian ever to grace the festivals stage (breaking the previous record set by Chris Rock at 19). His act was so well received that coordinators decided to feature him on XM Radio and booked him on tours across North America. Now, based out New York City, and fresh off of winning the Nationwide “So you Think You’re Funny” MySpace Comedy Contest, Steven Crowder continues to please both audiences and critics with his unique brand of Comedy and point of view.


I hate to break the news to him but he's not funny either!

25 posted on 06/17/2009 8:49:51 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: LottieDah

“Republicans need to grow a sense of humour? So they should yuck it up when called racists, elitists, war mongering baby killers? Maybe Democrats, liberals, the MSM and the entertainment industry ought to lighten up and quit the name calling.”

Exactly. Republicans have more than enough of a sense of humor, what they need is a spine and that ability to fight back.

#1 on my list of things for the 2012 candidate is that ability to hit back and hit back hard when attacked by the media and the Democrats.

#2 is that ability to go past the media and talk directly to the people.

26 posted on 06/17/2009 8:49:52 AM PDT by phothus
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To: AreaMan; All

Take a look at the comments on the article. Crowder is getting slammed.

27 posted on 06/17/2009 8:50:10 AM PDT by rwa265 (Christ my Cornerstone)
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To: AreaMan

We laugh all the time here on FR.
Mostly at the dums. We even have some dums who laugh at the dums.

Aha, aha, aha

28 posted on 06/17/2009 8:50:59 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (The plan... 0 in power for life. At least that's what they told him.)
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To: Vigilanteman

In the Sotamayor nomination hearing, she was asked about her membership in a womens’ group. It seems it goes against the rules to be in an organization that discriminates on the basis of sex or nationality. But I didn’t hear the same comment made at the hearing (in the media) about her membership in the supremacist organization La Raza.

29 posted on 06/17/2009 8:51:00 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Islaminaction

Amen!!!! They need a “Glenn Beck” since of humor.

30 posted on 06/17/2009 8:51:36 AM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: AreaMan

W was great at laughing at himself. How’d that work out.

31 posted on 06/17/2009 8:51:46 AM PDT by stop_fascism (Georgism is Capitalism's best, last hope)
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To: TomOnTheRun
I think the point is that if 'Pubs made these kinds of "jokes", they'd be tarred, feathered, run out of town on a rail, shot, hung, drawn and quartered by the media and the 'Rats. If 'Rats make these "jokes", they get a free pass and it's the fault of the 'Pubs that they don't have any sense of humor.

So which is it? If the 'Rats get a pass on this kind of "humor", so should the 'Pubs. If the 'Rats are going to play the "offended" card at every 'Pub gaffe, then then 'Pubs should be free to play the same game against the 'Rats.

The same standard should be applied. And not just on the gaffe playing field. I'm blaming Obombah for everything and anything that goes wrong, going back to noon on Jan. 20th. The 'Rats blamed George Bush from Day One for everything, from a supposedly "bad" economy to the fact that their $hit stunk. If they played it that way with us, I'm playing it that way with them. Let them squeal, I don't care, it's music to my ears.

32 posted on 06/17/2009 8:52:37 AM PDT by chimera
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To: phothus

I forgot to mention that on top of being racists, elitists and warmongers, etc., they are MEAN spirited too. I agree, Democrats and the sheep that follow them must be taken down a peg or two.

33 posted on 06/17/2009 8:53:19 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: kcvl
"I’m sorry “fellow Republicans”… But when will we get a clue? Before Reagan, we were...."

This guy has been able to vote for what- 3 years? He wasn't even born when Reagan was elected...for his second term. Pardon me if I don't accept advice from a stand-up comic that was still a teen in the summer of 2007.

34 posted on 06/17/2009 8:53:38 AM PDT by icwhatudo (For every clinic bombed or burned, 17 to 18 churches are burned down. MSM? MSM?)
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To: AreaMan
I couldn't disagree more. Laughing this sort of thing off is to allow the liberals to perpetuate their two sets of rules approach to politics - anything is permitted to the Party, nothing to the opposition. What does the author think would have happened to a Republican who made a joke about the Special Olympics? Does he think the Dems would just have laughed it off?

On the contrary, I find this approach fully justified. If the Dems don't like it, let them stop using it first. We've put up with it for a very long time now. No more.

35 posted on 06/17/2009 8:55:51 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: AreaMan

Yeah, I know exactly what the author means. I don't find anything funny at all in the above picture of MO serving "poor, homeless" people at a soup kitchen. Sure, some might laugh at the fact that the "poor" guy in front is taking a pic with an expensive electronic device while waiting for his free meal. As an eeeeevil conservative, I see only welfare fraud and abuse.

However, I do laugh at pictures of people in the Middle East who catch themselves on fire whilst burning an American flag.

The examples of "jokes" cited in the article were extremely tasteless and way too over the top to actually be funny.

36 posted on 06/17/2009 8:56:13 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters now.)
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To: AreaMan
On air, President B. Hussein Obama made a self-deprecating joke in regards to his bowling abilities. He made the implication that he was so bad at bowling that his skill level resembled that of a mentally challenged athlete. Twas a surprisingly funny, off-handed moment for a generally very unfunny president.

He wasn't joking.
He sucks.
During the primaries, he bowled a 37 in Altoona.
Here, look it up with Google.

37 posted on 06/17/2009 8:56:27 AM PDT by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!!)
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To: AreaMan
Imagine how little humor we'll show when we deal with this issue the same way we dealt with Letterman:

Fired IG Calls White House Explanation 'Baseless,' Says He's Being Targeted

Check it out and see if you might help.

The war on the double-standard culture continues.

38 posted on 06/17/2009 8:56:27 AM PDT by paulycy (Liberal DOUBLE-STANDARDS are HATE speech.)
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To: AreaMan; All

What, we laugh at Dem’s all day -

Now that’s funny.

39 posted on 06/17/2009 8:56:30 AM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't have to say much.)
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To: AreaMan

No, you lying leftist scumbags made humor a crime. Now you
get to
have it pointed out to you. Now run along and check your

work boots to see if your missing paycheck is in there.

You are a living hate crime in progress.

40 posted on 06/17/2009 8:56:37 AM PDT by soycd
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