Does Anybody Remember Laughter?

As a man who has spent most of his life unsuccessfully trying to make people laugh, I am offended by what passes for “humor” these days.

Jimmy Kimmel Ruthlessly Mocks Melania Trump’s Accent In Opening Monologue

Every now and then Jimmy Kimmel grows tired of criticizing Donald Trump and decides to attack his wife Melania instead.

Kimmel opened up his show Monday night by talking about the White House Easter Egg Roll, during which he questioned the first lady’s involvement in the event and made fun of her accent.

The late-night comedian first played a clip from Donald Trump’s remarks at Monday’s event in which he praised Melania for her hard work setting it up. Kimmel didn’t buy it.

“Not a chance she did one thing to help set that up. There’s no — she didn’t dye eggs, she didn’t fill baskets,” Kimmel told his crowd, laughing. “The only thing she’s been working on is an escape tunnel.”

Kimmel then played another clip from the Easter Egg Roll of the first lady reading the children’s book, “YOU!,” by Sandra Magsamen to a group of children. The clip only played for a few seconds before Kimmel burst out laughing and tried to impersonate Melania’s voice.

“About this and that,” he repeated with a laugh. “Guillermo, you know what this means? You could be first lady of the United States,” he said, speaking to his Mexican-American sidekick.

First of all, let me state the obvious: Jimmy Kimmel is the kind of disgusting douchebag who gives disgusting douchebags a bad name.

But he’s rich, famous, and liberal, so he can say whatever he wants. I’m not trying to shut him up or get him taken off the air. I am not a white knight. I am sure that Melania Trump will survive this latest outrage. She is truly regal and immune from such childish taunts and mockery. Womenkind in general will also be okay. And I’ll pass on the whataboutist comparison with Mooch.

What bothers me is that there was nothing funny about that clip. It was just hateful meanness. It is the kind of humor that bullies use. Like when two upperclassmen shove some nerdy freshman’s head in the toilet. It is weaponized humor used by the strong against the weak to tear them down.

Our current FLOTUS is a noncombatant. She is not involved in policy nor politics. She is the White House Hostess and a goodwill ambassador. So what is the point of attacking her? She has done nothing to deserve mockery or ridicule. Even if you believe the tabloids she is a wronged woman – a victim.

So what is Jimmy’s audience laughing at?

It’s indecent. I mean “indecent” as in the kind of thing that decent people don’t do. Which is ironic considering that Liberals think they are decent people and that we are deplorable.

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147 Responses to Does Anybody Remember Laughter?

  1. Myiq2xu™ says:

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    • elliesmom says:

      You only have to teach a week or two to pick out the kids who are chronic discipline problems in school. It’s not hard to find the ones in that group who have absolutely no respect for the educational process. If I were Betsy DeVos, I’d design a “fast track” educational program for them. A curriculum that teaches them to read, write a coherent complaint letter, and do simple math calculations. Separate them from the regular ed program so they stop ruining it for the kids who want to be there. Then move them into a job training program and send them on their way. Let them know the educational system will welcome them back should they ever decide they’d like to come back. Have an adult ed program waiting for them.
      The kids who act out in school because they want to learn, but they’re totally frustrated by the process, are a little harder to find, but the more of the other kids who are gone, the more likely these kids are to ask for help. Then you can help.

      • Myiq2xu™ says:

        We should have schools/programs for smart kids that lets them move at their own (faster) pace. Not home schooling – a real school with real teachers. If the kids finish high school at 16 let them go straight on to college.

      • foxyladi14 says:


    • DeniseVB says:

      Obama-era everything turned to sh*t, while the Liberal media and late night “comedians” went on vacation for 8 years.

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  7. Dora says:

    Conservative Artist Sabo Covers NY With Posters Overnight, Humiliates Liberals

  8. Dora says:

    I’m sorry to hear this.


    Rudy and Judith Giuliani to divorce

  9. votermom says:

    Btw reading Kimmel’s words make me furious.
    He’s a misogynistic xenophobic snob.
    He has no problem with women with accents if they are his housekeeper, maid, or prostitute.
    But not in a woman with higher social standing than him.

  10. DeniseVB says:

    I agree, Kimmel’s humor is bullying. As is Samantha Bee’s. Never watch either, but they are liberal icons and only miserable and insecure people, like RD and that ilk, need that in their lives to reassure themselves “I’m not alone”. I’m pretty sure the laughter we hear is canned.

    • elliesmom says:

      I miss the gentle humor from women like Erma Bombeck and Phyllis Diller. “Ernestine” counting the “ringy-dingys”.

      • helenk3 says:

        I can remember when SNL was funny. some great stars got their start there. Laugh In was a must see show. How many of today’s “comedians” could touch Red Skelton, Jimmy Duante, Johathan Winters?

      • DeniseVB says:

        I was a fan of the edgier comedians like Joan Rivers, George Carlin and Richard Pryor. Nobody was off limits or safe from their mockery. I remember the left shutting down Rivers for calling Michelle “Blackie O”, which was funny because the left was promoting MO as the next Jackie of Fashion. I enjoy my comedy to be based on some truth, MO as the new fashionista trend setter? No way! Joan never went after Michelle again.

        • elliesmom says:

          I was so disappointed when I saw George Carlin live near the end of his career. He was so bad half the audience got up and left halfway through. When he came back and saw all of the empty seats, he went on such a tirade more people got up and left. We stayed until the bitter end, and bitter it was. As she and I got older, I appreciated Joan Rivers more. Pryor’s language was a real turnoff for me. I don’t blush when I hear profanities. I just appreciate someone with a larger vocabulary. A comedian doesn’t have to be a Boy Scout, but if you take out all of the vulgarities, I want some adjectives left.

          • lateblum says:

            And perhaps some nouns?
            I’m with you on Pryor. And I also saw Carlin in later years. Not nearly as thoughtfully provocative and smart. I loved Joan from the start. Same with Phyllis and Roseanne. Did you ever see Rita Rudner or Paula Poundstone (when she started)?

          • elliesmom says:

            Paula Poundstone used to be a neighbor. Yes, she’s always that funny.

          • Myiq2xu™ says:

            I am not offended by bad language or risque subjects. But scatological humor gets old fast, and shock jock humor gets even older faster.

            A good comedian should be able to make people laugh with G-rated humor.

            I was a big fan of Sam Kinison. He is the role model of lots of today’s comics. But Sam wasn’t really mean and hateful. Yes, he said horrible things about women, but he also made clear that he loved women. He was JOKING.

            Jimmy Kimmel isn’t joking. He hates the people he targets. If these comics were “just joking” they would have ripped Obama and Hillary too.

          • 1539days says:

            Amazon Prime Video has Evening at the Improv. It was a collection of some of the big and up and coming comedians of the 80’s. You can see a lot of the people mentioned on there.

      • Myiq2xu™ says:

        Whatever else he might be, Bill Cosby is one of the funniest comics ever.

        • 1539days says:

          Bill Cosby Himself is one of the biggest comedy albums of all time.

          On the other side of the coin, I was a fan of Andrew Dice Clay, who became a famous “dirty” comic. I watched his Showtime series and I still laugh my ass off, and he’s nowhere near as vulgar.

        • 49erDweet says:

          I agree on Cosby. Another funny man was Johnny Carson before The Tonight Show. Earlier, I used to stop in and listen in on him ‘rehearsing’ in his garage in Palm Desert after the bars closed in the wee hours and his ad libs, etc., were rib-crackin’ funny. Shame he got so cranky, later.

          • 1539days says:

            I’m reading a biography of Carson by his former lawyer. Carson had a lot of problems, including constant cheating. He was also unfortunately filled with a lot of self-loathing.

  11. DeniseVB says:

    I just had to switch out Tony Finau from my Masters pool. Now thinking, watch this guy go all the way on a bum ankle. That would be my luck !

  12. helenk3 says:

    I do not know too much about sinclair broadcasting, but it sounds like it does not follow the left’s playbook and that upsets them

    • lateblum says:

      You may not know much about Sinclair broadcasting, but you already know all you need to know about Dick Durbin.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      The local ABC affiliate here is owned by Sinclair. Unlike the local NBC affiliate which is owned and operated by NBC that serves as the mother-ship of for faux news for swampland, the Sinclair owned station sends out far fewer push notices and most of the time they are worded as simple news blips (which is what they are suppose to be) not click bait or snide attacks. The Sinclair channel’s on-line site and news follow a similar pattern – but it is the same pattern they have had for years and years. I guess it now considered rather out of fashion. What has been noticeable is the movement of NBC/CBS toward the edge of cliff and coming off as being run by the Globe on steroids. They fell all over Barry/Mich and Hilly/Billy praising their every breath but now hate PDJT with just as much fervor. The new blips and promos often look more like ads for reality shows like the Kardasians (sp?).

    • DeniseVB says:

      Every year we have to submit paperwork for Special Greg’s SSI benefits, and every year they ask if he’s a citizen. I told my dh to mark “NO” to see what happens. Like would ICE show up on our doorstep and send him to Mexico?

  13. DeniseVB says:

    LOL, true story 🙂

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      A man leaves to go golfing one morning and he doesn’t return until late that afternoon. He tells his wife, “After I played a round of golf I ran into an old girlfriend and I went back to her place and had sex.”

      “You goddam liar!” his wife yells. “You played 36 holes!”

  14. Anthony says:

    I’m on hiatus from anything political for a while. Too much ‘stupid’ out there… Nevertheless, I often run across something I think is worth sharing

    • DeniseVB says:

      😀 Haven’t turned the news channels on for days, it helps. My mental bubblegum this weekend is the Masters, if nothing else, just to look at the beautiful scenery. Also, betting on it makes golf exciting !

      • Anthony says:

        Betting makes everything a little more exciting. You should see me at my nephew’s son’s soccer games.

        • DeniseVB says:

          I put $2 on Smarty Jones to win the triple crown one year. Just happened to pass a midtown betting site, watched the race in a local bar, he lost, but had great fun for that $2 😀

  15. DeniseVB says:

    Looks like Hannity took Kimmel to the woodshed.

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  17. DeniseVB says:

    LOL !

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  19. taw46 says:

    FNC played some of her remarks last night. She sounded as if she had been drinking, lol.

  20. foxyladi14 says:

    WOOT Last man standing,
    Is coming back. 😀

  21. lyn says:

    Women who read library books leave secret codes in them. LOL. Click and read the thread.

  22. lyn says:

    Love this man!

  23. lyn says:

    Does anybody remember so much hate?

    • Miranda says:

      I guess all that hate and sadness are why he can’t write anymore. Get some therapy, Joss.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Joss was a writer for Roseanne on her first run.

        • Miranda says:

          Buffy was my favorite television show of all time, and I had a lot of admiration for Whedon’s talent. I’m sorry he’s gone this direction. No matter the reason, being sad and angry all the time is terrible for you. I’ve been a caregiver for 2 people with cancer and even in my worst grief never gotten that bad.

          • Underwhelmed says:

            He imploded his own career and can’t deal with that, so now he’s acting out. It’s ugly. but then he’s an ugly man. Cheating on and gas lighting his wife with cast members while promoting himself as the foremost male feminist? He’s never not been slimy.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Mental illness is a sad thing.

    • lateblum says:

      He is one sick person. I’ve muted him on Twitter because I cannot tolerate the feelings his hatred and malevolence stir up in me.

  24. lyn says:

    Dancers and their dogs …

  25. Dora says:

    America’s new great migration in search of lower property taxes

    ‘Enough is enough’ say buyers heading to Wisconsin, Texas, Georgia and elsewhere

    • elliesmom says:

      The problem is they’ll vote for the things that created high property taxes again, and pretty soon there will be no place left to go.

  26. Dora says:

    Here’s laughter. Gov. Huckabee is quite the comedian. 🙂

  27. Constance says:

    Great post Klown, I’m sick of these ugly Libs. Their negative vibes are not welcome. I love Melania.

  28. lateblum says:

    This made me smile today…

  29. John Denney says:

    In junior high, I read what I thought was funny, wry humor from Dick Gregory, I think.

    I recently told it to a couple of co-workers, and all I got was blank looks.

    What do you think?

    “The other day I bought a new white suit that came with two pair of trousers.

    Burned a hole in the jacket.”

  30. helenk3 says:

    this makes me want to cry

  31. helenk3 says:

    nice to know what she thinks of the safety of our country

    • Cisco says:

      As C-i-C Tr ump can “federalize” the NG .
      It’s been done before, with Little Rock being an example.

    • John Denney says:

      I expect to see straight same-sex marriages just for the benefits; room mates and elderly widows leap to mind. With a pre-nup agreement, natch.

  32. Myiq2xu™ says:

    I guess the Left has claimed another bald scalp. Kevin Williamson is out at The Atlantic.

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  35. Myiq2xu™ says:

    I love a good rant, but this one screams “I AM OFF MY MEDS!”

  36. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • Lulu says:

      He learned that he can never kiss his better’s ass enough. He tried but failed. Even being as physically ugly as they are isn’t enough. Good-bye hairy thumb man.

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  39. mothy2017 says:

    Wonder how much soros and his ilk are trying to manipulate the stock market?

  40. Venus E. Lee says:

  41. I did not see the clip but your argument is persuasive. Imagine people going after Hillary Clinton while Bill was being accused of affairs. The Media would be outraged.

  42. Myiq2xu™ says:

    “Gun control is hitting your target.”

  43. 49erDweet says:

    This has probably been seen a jillion times but I just listened to the whole thing today.

  44. Propertius says:

    Definitely out-of-bounds, but (if you’ll recall) nowhere near as bad as the treatment Sarah Palin’s kids received. I think Letterman was really lucky she and her husband declined his invitation to Late Night – I suspect he’d have left the set feet first.

    Whatever you think of the President (and my opinion differs from most folks here), Melania doesn’t deserve this sort of treatment.

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