By Starfire on Feb 25, 2009 in Current Events, Media Watch, Politics
Any bets on who Saturday Night Live skewers this week?
We noticed the same similarity. That was indeed funny.
Loved his verbal “air quotes” when he scoffed at “volcano monitoring.” I’m sure people in Seattle thought it was hilarious. Reminded me of how hard I laughed when someone mentioned “levee montitoring” for those crazy people in New Orleans.
You know Jindal bombed when even Faux News gave him a big thumbs down. If this guy is supposed to be the republican party’s rising star, I think they might want to look elsewhere. I am sure Governor Timmy is happy today.
Yes, so right, if only he could read the words of someone else off of a teleprompter the way your Messiah can.
kinda funny how people mock obama by sarcastically referring to him as “your messiah.” it’s like they can’t do anything but make fun of him for being awesomely gifted. pitiful.
they both read from teleprompters, last night. only one of them bored the shit out of me: Jindal. the guy sounded like he thought he was reading to a half-circle of first-graders.
his argument was laughable: “we’ve got the answers, not the democrats.” yes, indeed. i suppose that, for the last 8 years, the green party was in charge? come on, jindal. you guys have failed. just admit it. this “loyal opposition” baloney is so ridiculous. they’re betting the future of their party on american failure. unbelievable.
also, love how the republicans have now offered us michael steele and bobby jindal as the fresh, new faces of the party. cynical, just like the selection of sarah palin. it’s as if they think obama’s race can be repackaged and resold. do they think people just want non-caucasians? no, guys, people want new ideas. listening to jindal talk about drilling for oil last night really exemplified how out of it they are.
It’s so strange that whenever these types of arguments come up that “race” is always brought up by those on the left. Kind of creepy.
yeah, that was a pretty poor performance by Jindal, and has been roundly mocked and picked apart factually and stylistically. I don’t think he is politically finished, but I think it puts a big ole roadblock in his way if he was ever seriously thinking of making a run at the presidency.
And P.S. I too think BJ sucked ass last night as well.
BO did a good job, though. But he’s always been a strong reader.
And Krauthamer is smarter than all of us.
Not sure if that is trolling or what Danny, but I tells ya, “Brack the Magic Negro” had it’s own kind of creepiness, and the race baiting lady in PA with the self inflicted backwards ‘B’ was just a hoot, just to name a few.
Might want to dial back the absolutist language their pardner.
“Barack the Magic Negro” (the admittedly dorky Limbaugh song) was making fun of a person on the left who was talking about Obama and coined that phrase. So, that pretty much makes my point.
And the Backwards B chick was a moron and alot of right-wing bloggers (notably Michelle Malkin) were saying that her story smelled fishy long before it was shown to be BS.
uh, hey, danny: jindal brought up obama’s race in his speech. he went on about it for a few minutes before he then talked about his own heritage.
not sure why you think it’s “creepy,” but it’s fairly typical of you to make statements and then not explain them at all, so whatever.
rush limbaugh didn’t come up with that song, danny.
BJ talked about BO’s race and his own both in positive ways. You really don’t see the difference?
And I didnt say that Limbaugh came up with the song. But isnt it from his show? Enlighten me.
reposting a recap I found online because it gave me some chuckes:
Hi! I’m Bobby Jindal. My parents are immigrants, like President Obama. My skin is brown -- but not as brown as President Obama.
I’m the governor of Louisiana. And let me tell you -- government doesn’t work! Here’s an example: Katrina. Remember when a Republican president who was pretty incompetent was told by his former Arabian horse breeder turned disaster recovery head of FEMA that “Mr. President, there’s a big storm heading to New Orleans” and he did nothing about it -- and then Bush went to San Diego and played guitar? Yup -- proof right there that government doesn’t work!
In fact, it works so badly that the only person that was helping people was a sheriff getting out boats. Yes, a government official performing his duties in an emergency -- that proves that government just doesn’t work when you elect people of competence!
Now, let’s talk about this “stimulus” plan. You may remember that 9 years ago, we had a surplus in the deficit, we were paying down the debt, and we were doing that with a combination of a reasonable tax rate and drawing down spending. Then Republicans got into office, and we cut taxes and spent the money on two wars and on piling up security for places like a Kentucky Fried Chicken center. And look how well the economy did!
Now that we’re in bad economic straits, we Republicans have the solution: tax cuts! Because it worked so well over the last 8 years!
Look at Louisiana -- while I’ve been governor, we’ve cut taxes all over the place -- and our growing unemployment (funds for which I just denied, because poor people just need motivation to work), firing schoolteachers (because we don’t have enough money to pay them because we cut all of those taxes -- kids can education themselves about things like Intelligent Design!), and having to take in the other umpteen billions from the federal government to meet our budget deficits -- so my governorship for my state has been awesome!
Of course, we also want to reduce spending. Like on things like volcano monitoring. You may think that because my state was all but destroyed by a natural disaster because people weren’t heeding the warning signs, I’d be more interested in monitoring that. Hell, no! See, if you know its coming, that just encourages government to respond badly. Instead, if it’s God will to wipe out a bunch of people and towns, it should happen.
Now, I know President Obama just said he wants to cut wasteful spending in the Pentagon, and give troops a pay raise and increase spending on veterans. But I’m going to ignore that, and say that Obama wants to cut our military so we’re more likely to be attacked. If I close my eyes real tight, then reality can’t see me!
So, remember folks:
1. I’m just like Obama!
2. Tax cuts cure everything from having a stimulus, to funding two wars, to fixing our economic woes!
3. Spending money monitoring possible natural disasters is a waste of money. Tax cuts and prayers are far more effective!
4. If you didn’t know, me and Sarah Palin are going to run for President in 2012 along with Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee. Republicans rock!
i was going to respond to danny, but i think the tez post did the job just fine.
That makes no sense, tony.
danny, just because you don’t get it doesn’t mean it doesn’t make sense.
Why don’t you explain it to me?
what are you even asking about? seriously — i have no idea. explain what? the idea that republicans are shrewdly, grossly trying to capitalize on multi-culturalism, something they’ve avoided successfully for so long? and they’re only doing it because now a black guy is president and the latino vote is going to be huge very soon?
what? what do you want to know about? state your question clearly.
You know what tony? There’s a little scroll bar on the side of most browsers that you can move up and down. In a situation like this you can move that little scroller up and see what the original question was.
Perhaps you don’t have that little bar, so I’ll help you out and try to give you a recap:
1) edgeways mentioned “Barack the Magic Negro” as a way to point out “the Right” using race.
2) I replied by stating that the title of that particular Limbaugh song edgeways mentioned was taken from a phrase that a left-winger coined.
3) You piped in by stating to me that Limbaugh did not come up with that song.
4) I replied that I never said Limbaugh came up with the song, but that it was originally from his show, to the best of my knowledge. I then said “Enlighten me” hoping that you would understand and be able to explain your earlier statement regarding Limbaugh not coming up with the song.
5) Tez then posted a very funny recap that he read somewhere online which, while pretty good, had nothing to do with Limbaugh or that song(which is no knock on Tez at all).
6) (This is where it gets tricky) You then stated that you were going to respond to me (which I took to mean you were planning on responding to my inquiry about the source of the “Magic Negro” song) but you felt that Tez’s comment answered the question for you, even though his post had nothing to do with the song, Limbaugh, you, or me.
Fwew. So…I ask again…care to enlighten me?
So basically what you’re saying is that Obama’s extraordinary oratory skills are nothing more than the fact that any idiot can read from a teleprompter and sound halfway intelligent? So what the fuck was Dubya’s issue? Did he have severe technical issues with his ‘prompter the last 10 years? You know that’s why you keep picking up on this whole Messiah thing. We’re just so overjoyed to have a president that can speak. A president that believes in science over superstition. A president who isn’t mildly retarded. Excuse us for being just a tad bit overjoyed at this unprecedented development. After 8 long years of being led through the desert by the village idiot, just about any alternative would have seemed like the Messiah.
nah. i’ve got anything else to do.
you may want to try, you know, google for your “enlightenment.” instead of wasting my time asking me to explain things to you.
Thanks tony. This was fun.
“checkmate?” what the fuck? are you saying you’ve bested me, somehow?
and, no, danny, talking to you is never fun. you are a person who sits and riles people from behind his computer. you’re comic book guy, only instead of spider-man #1, you’ve got a podcast.
by the way, i meant to say “proved wrong” up there. you can’t edit posts, i guess.
I thought you were done and I was wasting your time?
Oh well. Anyway, I am honestly sorry for riling you up. I wasnt trying to. I really was hoping you could answer the question I had regarding your statement about that song. You know…since you made the statement and all. But that’s cool.
never said i was “done.” i said it wasn’t my job to spend all day “enlightening” you. enlighten yourself, okay?
you know what? fuck you, asshole. you say shit like “checkmate!” and then you apologize. it’s obvious your only purpose is to be a jerk for your own amusement. you come into these threads and make statements that are specifically meant to get people worked up, and then you back off after you’ve sucessfully done so.
i answered your bullshit question that had nothing to do with the original topic (by posting a couple of links that took me two seconds to find). now fuck off. go make your 1000th horseshit podcast already. oh, and don’t forget to reply with some fake-cheerful sarcastic post.
Danny, you would defend “Barack the Magic Negro” a song written for Limbaugh. Limbaugh (at best) is a race baiter. How many African-Americans do you think listen to the fat druggy? They know that Limbaugh appeals to white racists.
Wait. I thought Limbaugh did’nt have anything to do with the song.
Let me clarify my last comment. Not all of the millions of (nearly all white) people who listen to the Fat Radio Clown are racists, most probably are not, but racists will certainly never hear anything during Limbaugh’s show that would upset their world view.
Do some research Danny. The song was written and produced by Paul Shanklin for the Rush Limbaugh program.
Wait. I could have sworn that I was the one who said that the song was from his show.
Hold on a sec. I’m going to use the scroll bar over on the left and check.
*scroll scroll scroll*
Yup. That was me. So thanks for agreeing with me subdo…Tony.
While I was doing my scrolling there I noticed something else that I said even early in this brilliant thread, however. And that was this: “the admittedly dorky Limbaugh song”. I want to clarify that my use of the word “dorky” (which I would be fine with being replaced with the words “crummy” or “shitty”)there was meant to describe the song itself. So I definately was NOT defending the song. In fact, I think the song was dumb…which I stated long before this debate got ridiculous (and eventually led to your hilarious cyber-spaz-out a few posts back).
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