I know comedy

And this isn’t funny. Andy Borowitz:

Potential Race Between Black Guy and Mormon Poses Dilemma for Bigots

A looming presidential race between a black guy and a Mormon is creating a major quandary for America’s bigots, a new poll reveals.

According to the poll, conducted by the University of Minnesota’s Opinion Research Institute, a broad majority of likely bigot voters “strongly agreed” with the statement, “If it winds up being between a black guy and a Mormon I don’t know what I’ll do because I don’t know which I hate more.”

Tea Party activist Eldin Brazelton of Oak Park, Illinois, expressed a frustration typical of the bigots surveyed: “We’ve spent the last three years stirring up anger towards a black guy, and that’s all going to go to waste if we just up and nominate a Mormon.”

According to Mr. Brazleton, a presidential choice between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney would be no choice at all: “For the life of me I don’t know why we can’t just have a regular President.”

Mr. Brazleton, who considers himself a sexist as well as a bigot, said that the doomsday scenario unfolding for 2012 offered one small silver lining: “At least we know it’s not going to be a woman this time.”

That’s supposed to be satire.

noun \ˈsa-ˌtī(-ə)r\
Definition of SATIRE

1: a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn

2: trenchant wit, irony, or sarcasm used to expose and discredit vice or folly

If that is satire then so are racist jokes that use demeaning stereotypes.

Notice that the only alleged bigotry is contained within the Tea Party. If you want to see some serious Mormon hating check out Romney threads in the progressive blogosphere. And if Herman Cain becomes the GOP nominee it will be because the Tea Party voted for him.

As for that last little dig about sexism, I’ve never seen anything in the right blogosphere comparable to the sexist attacks on Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin on the left side. Not to mention the fact that Sarah, Michele Bachmann, Nikki Haley and several other women have been supported by the Tea Party.

What might have been funny is an article claiming that a Cain candidacy would leave progressives confused as to which black man to vote for to relieve their white guilt.

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38 Responses to I know comedy

  1. crawdad says:

    Does this guy write for Bill Maher?

  2. WMCB says:

    Demonizing is all they got left.

    And myiq, I left a little list of which rich guys are going to be/not going to be protested in the last thread. If you want some truly laughable irony, look there.

  3. Dario says:

    Koolaid stops Borowitz from being funny.

  4. Dario says:

    Obama gives comedians the best material.

    Obama campaign says his message reaching populace

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama hasn’t managed to nudge Congress toward approving his proposed jobs bill or the tax increases to pay for it, but his campaign says he’s making progress with the American people.

    • WMCB says:

      Sure he’s “making progress with the American people”

      He’s going to turn every bit of this protest into a big public outcry to “Pass the Bill” and “Re-elect Obama to keep going after that evil WS.”

      The media is going to help him do it, too. That’s how it’s going to be spun, and is being spun. And unless the protestors get LOUD in rejecting that, or walk away if the group won’t, then that’s what they are raising their voices in support of, intentionally or not. That’s the whole reason why it’s been kept so vague – so Obama can make it mean whatever he wants it to mean.

    • WMCB says:

      Three Wickets posted below about whose homes they are marching on tomorrow, and I responded:

      The coalition of labor, community and advocacy groups that organized last week’s 15,000-person march to support the protest in lower Manhattan is planning a “Millionaires March” for Tuesday afternoon that will visit homes of some of the city’s wealthiest residents. JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, billionaire businessman David Koch, financier Howard Milstein, News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch and hedge fund maven John Paulson are all expected to receive visits at their homes.
      The march, put together by the Working Families Party, New York Communities for Change, Strong Economy for All and United NY, will call for an extension of the state millionaire’s tax, which is set to expire at the end of the year. The march kicks off from 59th Street and Fifth Avenue and is expected to draw protesters from the three-and-a-half week old Wall Street protest out of their encampment in lower Manhattan to the tony Upper East Side.


      LMAO! Hooooo boy, if this doesn’t make the case that this is all about ginning up some outrageous outrage simply to help Obama, nothing does.

      Let’s see, we got:

      1) The evil ZOMG KOCH bros (who had jack-all to do with the crash or the housing shenanigans)
      2) Howard Milstein – fairly low profile republican
      3) Rupert Murdoch who owns eviiiiil FOX! (who also has jack-all to do with the 2008 crash or the WS bailouts)
      4) John Paulson, R-donating hedge fund manager. Probably as dirty as any, but not a major factor in all this.
      3) Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan – that one is legit.

      So we have us some evil evil rich Republicans, and one banker weenie boy.

      Ya know who is not on their list of rich guys to go harass?

      1) Where the fuck is LLoyd Blankfein on this list? He lives right there on Park avenue, all handy-like. You know, CEO of Goldmann Sachs, up to their eyeballs in every dirty deed that has gone down on Wall Street? The Kings of Mortgage backed securities, and high-frequency trading market manipulators extraordinaire? The ones whom Obama’s administration is just filthy with?

      Nah, they ain’t touching Goldman with a ten foot pole, are they?

      2) Vikram Pandit – CEO of Citigroup. Got LOADS of taxpayer money. He lives right there in Noo Yawk city as well. Hugely involved in the mortgage shenanigans and bailouts. Are the very sincere and concerned protestors going to his house? Nope. He’s a frind of Obama, you see.

      3) John Stumpf – CEO of Wells Fargo, also knee deep in the mortgage crisis, big bailout and bonus recipient. Not going to his house, are they? Nah – he’s also tight with Obama.

      I could go on. And on. This is the biggest fucking Kabuki I’ve ever seen. Good luck to those stupid enough to be falling for it.

      • Dario says:

        B of A too, but they are headquartered in Charlotte NC.

        • WMCB says:

          I used the ones I know live in NY, not even just headquartered, since they are going to their private homes.

        • Three Wickets says:

          White House is probably giving BofA and Morgan Stanley a pass since these two are fighting the edge of the cliff these days. Geithner could have been test driving that new resolution authority if it weren’t for the last couple of trading days. Something’s up with the markets in the past week, not sure what.

        • Dario says:

          Citigroup is not on the Rock of Gibraltar either. The banking system is on the edge. That’s why the market began tumbling in August. The euro may disappear. China just propped its banks today. Many economists are saying that we could easily have another financial crisis, and there’s no leadership. Normally it’s the U.S. that can bring different point and bring about a consensus, but the financial markets know Obama is not the man to do it. Today the market skyrocketed, and to those that don’t look beyond the market numbers it might look rosy, but there was no volume. The volume today was 24% lower than normal. The market has been going sideways since August.

  5. Three Wickets says:

    Yeah, Borowitz is an asshole. Laughing Squid is another one. There are lots of them actually, most of them proggers from Gawker stock, Obots love them. They used to get a lot of mileage from Palin. Scum really.

    • Mimi says:

      I liken them to the mean junior high girls cliques found in most schools with that age bracket student. This is why adults find them hard to deal with. Adolescent rage should be left to adolescents and not middle aged men.

  6. DandyTiger says:

    OT: I have to say, this site is fantastic on an iPad. Crawdad is a genius I tell you.

  7. WMCB says:


  8. Dario says:

    The financial pundits call the Greek bond write-downs as “haircuts”. It appears the Germans want a military crew cut, with barely any hair on top.

    Bloomberg: Europe Delays Summit on Opposition to Greek Writedowns

    European leaders pushed back a debt- crisis summit amid opposition to Germany’s drive for deeper- than-planned Greek bond writedowns that Luxembourg’s Jean-Claude Juncker says may exceed 60 percent.
    When asked on Austrian television late yesterday to comment on speculation investors may lose between 50 percent and 60 percent of the value of their holdings, Luxembourg’s prime minister said “we’re talking about even more.” He didn’t comment further.
    The Oct. 18 meeting was postponed to Oct. 23 as Europe gropes toward a master plan for dealing with Greece’s oversized debt, insulating the Spanish and Italian markets, and shielding banks from the fallout.

  9. westcoaster says:

    Here’s comedy- Obama (Axelrod) planning to ignore Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin and win without them (the toast comment is the best):

  10. 1539days says:

    The stupidest thing to me has been Morning Joe going on and on about how awful it is to say bad things about Mormonism. Just a few weeks ago, those tow hosts couldn’t praise the Broadway show “The Book of Mormon” enough. This play was written by the men behind South Park, and they notoriously hate Mormonism. No hypocrisy there.

  11. Mimi says:

    Every few months I have to participate in boring social functions to keep the peace in my little world. Since becoming a non Democrat the talk around me is much freer. Republicans of all stripes, Indies, and a few remaining fairly conservative Democrats make up this motley crew. They are not stupid even if occasionally they are rather dense. They know the Occupy stuff is Obama re-election strategy. They know it is a very dangerous game he is playing because it can careen out of control in an instant. They know it is all about his crashing poll numbers and a visceral dislike the country is developing towards him. They know the Congressional Republicans have the scandalicious goods on him and are rolling it out slowly. They are laughing at the feeble push back from Democrats on the scandals. The only disagreement seems to be pushing him out now and having to run against another Dem or just cleaning his clock in 2012. If the Occupy stuff gets too nasty (violent) look for him to be pushed out. It will not be tolerated.

    • Mary says:

      Shades of 1968. What few moderates and independents he had left will literally flee.

      Even Ed Rendell said on AM radio yesterday (paraphrased):

      Ok, you’ve made your point, OWS. Time to go home and organize real political goals, like the Tea Party did.

      • Mimi says:

        If it is a real political/social movement they will come up with some attainable real goals. If they don’t it will be because it is a distraction/astroturf operation. I have no doubt a significant number of the OWS followers want it to be real but if they will be allowed to define what they want is the question. I think that will be how it fizzles out and they give up.

    • r u reddy says:

      If the OWSers themselves begin to suspect that it was an undercover attempt to herd them into the Obama corral, they will become deeply embittered and resentful.

  12. HELENK says:


    We try to have freedom of religion and we send people to Afghanistan to help them get the same right. It’s not working

  13. HELENK says:

    comic relief
    meeeschelle eats more than any other guest on Paula Dean’s cooking show


  14. George Livingston says:

    I had never heard of Borowitz before – thanks for turning me on to him! His website is hilarious.

  15. r u reddy says:

    Without clicking the article I will just assume that ran in The Onion.
    Now I will check to see if I am right or wrong.

  16. r u reddy says:

    Wrong! So now I get to learn who Andy Borowitz is.

    By the way, I noticed something else funny.
    Those little picture-icons which commenters without a little picture of their own get assigned? The picture-icon I have here is the exact same picture-icon as the same exact picture-icon I have at The Confluence. The little blue beast with green arms and little pink rabbit ears. How funny is that?

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