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Title: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on April 21, 2011, 01:34:46 AM
I don't mean the shit Qube thought was funny. I mean this:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on April 21, 2011, 05:25:03 PM
OMG!  :o

It's like they were separated at birth like the Corsican Brothers.

Yet unlike those brothers I doubt either one has ever felt what the other experienced. ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on April 21, 2011, 08:46:44 PM
OMG!  :o

It's like they were separated at birth like the Corsican Brothers.

Yet unlike those brothers I doubt either one has ever felt what the other experienced. ::)


...except an overwhelming and totally undeserved egotism.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 29, 2011, 02:19:07 AM
Only in America!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on April 29, 2011, 01:24:34 PM
Continuing on the Trump theme; I loved the take Dave Letterman (at least I think it was old Dave) had on Trump's press conference after the Pres released his long form birth certificate.

Dave prefaced it by saying something to the effect that "some of Trump's closest supporters are now attacking him" and to prove it he showed this video clip.  

As Trump was egotisticalLEE crowing ... err, speaking about how he made this all happen, his hair (or the creature who is passing itself off as his hair :-\) crawled down and went in to his the Donald's fat mouth to shut him up, and ended up **56** him as he collapsed behind the speaker podium. :o ::)

Seeing that I was left laughing my head off, saying, "In only..." :D

Sam "who readiLEE admits he has never seen the Apprentice, **29**(?) version or regular and proud of it" V
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on April 30, 2011, 04:12:08 AM
From Andy Borowitz:

Trump Dogged By Rumors His Hair is Not From U.S. (http://www.borowitzreport.com/2011/04/24/trump-dogged-by-rumors-his-hair-is-not-from-us/)

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In a piece of good news for Mr. Trump, a new poll showed a majority of likely voters agreeing with the statement, “Donald Trump being sworn in as President would be a great last scene in a Planet of the Apes remake.”
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 30, 2011, 06:54:58 PM
The Borowitz Report has been having a field day with the Donald on Twitter:

"BREAKING: Carnival Barkers Blast Obama for Comparing Them to Trump"

"According to newly released birth records, Donald Trump was born with his head up his ass."

"Embarrassed by the birther controversy, the ferret who has lived on Donald Trump's head the last 30 years just left him."



Even Rep. Anthony Weiner (D, NY) got into the act (http://twitter.com/#!/RepWeiner/status/63234728165249024):

"Developing: Trump now demands proof :Hawaii is part of USA. #AnyoneCanFakeAMap"

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on May 06, 2011, 12:35:04 AM
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Post by: pedonbio on May 07, 2011, 07:38:36 AM
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Post by: pedonbio on May 08, 2011, 08:59:18 AM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: luvdemwhoppers on May 08, 2011, 03:41:49 PM
^2muckinfuch :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on May 10, 2011, 07:22:30 AM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: tommyboyddd on May 10, 2011, 02:54:49 PM
^

That is disturbing.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: calcifer on May 21, 2011, 02:49:15 AM
Politics in the Middle East.... through Angry Birds.  :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0i9acHS_zQ
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on May 21, 2011, 08:07:38 AM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on May 21, 2011, 04:16:21 PM
DAMN! Tripped up again by that stupid English language.  >:(

Maybe when I was in Mrs. Kern's 3rd grade English class I should've paid attention.  :-\
 
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 24, 2011, 08:01:15 PM
First Lady Michelle Obama taking one for the team as she accompanies President Barack Obama on his state visit to the UK.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on May 24, 2011, 10:07:39 PM
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Post by: pedonbio on May 30, 2011, 07:59:23 AM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on June 01, 2011, 09:15:50 PM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on June 02, 2011, 01:23:52 AM
^ Perhaps it's from all the backpedaling old Mitt is doing to get away from his passing MA's health care reform act. ::) :P <== I really should have a RAZZ emoticon.

Sam "hmm, and should that be 'MittCare' or 'RommeCare'?" V :-\

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Then again perhaps it should really be WillardCare?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 04, 2011, 02:50:12 AM
From the 2008 gala in honor of the 60th birthday of Charles, Prince of Wales, We Are Most Amused, here is Robin Williams riffing on Obama, McCain, Dubya, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sarah Palin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW2jSLuHlz4).
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on June 04, 2011, 07:08:02 AM
From the 2008 gala in honor of the 60th birthday of Charles, Prince of Wales, We Are Most Amused, here is Robin Williams riffing on Obama, McCain, Dubya, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sarah Palin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW2jSLuHlz4).

I love it. A moderate Republican drives a Volvo with a gun rack...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 05, 2011, 08:37:51 AM
Since both Donald Chump and Sarah Palin pretend to be politicians on TV, I believe this video belongs in this thread:

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, June 1, 2011: "Me Lover's Pizza with Crazy Broad" (http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-june-1-2011/me-lover-s-pizza-with-crazy-broad)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 07, 2011, 06:19:45 PM
This is one I'm leaving to the experts:

NY Daily News: "Anthony Weiner Twitter photo scandal: Comedians Stewart, Colbert, Leno rip on disgraced politician" (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2011/06/07/2011-06-07_anthony_weiner_twitter_photo_scandal_comedians_stewart_colbert_leno_rip_on_disgr.html?print=1&page=all)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on June 07, 2011, 06:48:37 PM
The Weiner thing is just weird. For forty years I represented sex offenders of various kinds in my work. I understand flashers, because there have been plenty of studies done of them; but guys like Weiner don't seem to have any of the issues of flashers (insecurity, social aversion, etc.)

I tried to figure it out when I had a client twenty years ago who had gone to a swap-meet and handed to the 16-year-old girl collecting admission a Polaroid snapshot of an erect penis. She happened to be the daughter of the chief detective of a local sex crimes unit. I talked with the guy for several hours over the course of a week, trying to figure what he was getting out of the activity. He could see absolutely nothing wrong with what he did; he saw it as the equivalent of an icebreaker, like asking if he hadn't met her somewhere before. I managed to persuade the assigned prosecutor that what he had done was not covered by the statute he was charged under, though the next session the legislature invented the crime of "luring".

In any case, Weiner needs to do some introspection and needs to spend some time with a psychologist. That stuff really is kinky. Or maybe I'm just too old; is this how young folks hook up these days?
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 07, 2011, 06:55:33 PM
That's the thing though; as Stephen Colbert alluded, Weiner didn't sext these women so that they could go and have sex (unlike fellow NY congressman Lee of Craigslist fame). He just...did it.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on June 07, 2011, 07:10:12 PM
That's the thing though; as Stephen Colbert alluded, Weiner didn't sext these women so that they could go and have sex (unlike fellow NY congressman Lee of Craigslist fame). He just...did it.

I know. That is the weirdest part. I think that over the weekend he talked to somebody who knows how to handle disasters, and did the rest of it right: No adoring wife; lots of regret to his constituents; no "checking into rehab" bullshit (a la Tiger Woods). Breitbart made a total ass of himself, to boot.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: DruulEmpire on June 07, 2011, 07:23:48 PM
More and more I wonder if issues of sex are really issues of youth.  Our civilization used to place a premium on age, on wisdom and experience and all that, but no more.  Now we're killing ourselves to look young, act young, sound young, feel young. The most extreme version is what Chris Hansen regularly tracks down, and it blows my mind that there's really a whole subculture of men for whom the females simply can't be young enough.  It's huge and it really needs to be accounted for -- police looked up my neighbor across the hall from me for kiddie porn and another neighbor had him kicked out.  But more on this topic, I think of a Weiner or a Spitzer, and on some irrational level they may feel, I've been a reasonably good boy all this time, fulfilling the right forms, fighting the good fight -- when do I get to cut loose like everyone else seems to?  There's something frantic in this, as if they're desperate not to miss out on something, or perhaps even to vindicate some poverty of the past.

Such thoughts cross my mind as I consider my own vague once-in-a-great-while relationship with a hot woman half my age.  It's consensual, mature, sweet, all that -- but for the life of me I don't really see it going anywhere.  If this happened to me as a married man, would I seriously turn it down?  I like to think I'd be sensible enough, but I really don't know.  Men can be peculiarly vulnerable like this.  Rielle Hunter tells John Edwards he's hot and boom, he's thrown off balance.  (Not that Edwards matters so much, years ago I saw him talk to Charlie Rose and I finally figured out that the man was an empty mask.)

But Bio is right, this is a hell of an assumption to make about what constitutes an icebreaker.  Trouble is, this has been going on forever.  One politician once walked right up to Shirley Temple (Black by then, I suppose) and told her for the longest time he had wanted to fuck her.  She was not pleased.  (Hell, I even think of Q_BE chatting up Rachel Aldana by offering to suck her nipples.)

Now, this business with Weiner and Ginger Lee, that's a little more typical.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 07, 2011, 07:36:16 PM
The universal question to ask when you see the man in question and then see his wife (Huma Abedin): why on earth would he risk losing that?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on June 07, 2011, 08:00:22 PM
The universal question to ask when you see the man in question and then see his wife (Huma Abedin): why on earth would he risk losing that?

Strangely enough, mental health professionals are working on an answer. The American Psychiatric Association will soon publish DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth Edition). One of the proposed changes, though I don't know whether the committee in charge made the change, is the addition of "self-destructive personality disorder". Personality disorders are probably the most controversial set of mental illnesses, and the APA has been shy about defining new ones since 1985 or so. Weiner is not really a good example; one of the classic examples was a lawyer of my acquanitance who rose, literally, to the presidency of the state bar association. This was unusual for a family (divorce) lawyer. He had, in fact, written "the book" about divorces in our state, which included, in the "ethics" section a very strong condemnation of having any kind of relationship with a client, and never-ever-ever to **82** with clients.

In the late 1990s it came to light that while he was state bar president, he took to administering a brief psychological test to new clients which, among other things, revealed sexual vulnerability, and he had taken to maintaining a small harem of women including one whom he enjoyed screwing in various semi-public places in the local county courthouse. The irony was, as near as the evidence indicated, he never had an affair with a non-client.  
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on June 08, 2011, 04:42:51 PM
^ Perhaps a perfect example for that old saw: "Do as I say, not as I do." ::) :-\

As for the situation with the Congressman it might be construed the explanation for his behavior was a wholesale attempt on his part to live up to his name. :o :P
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on June 08, 2011, 09:17:06 PM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 09, 2011, 07:40:30 AM
^ Perhaps a perfect example for that old saw: "Do as I say, not as I do." ::) :-\

As for the situation with the Congressman it might be construed the explanation for his behavior was a wholesale attempt on his part to live up to his name. :o :P
:D :D :D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on June 11, 2011, 11:55:02 PM
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Post by: pedonbio on June 13, 2011, 09:03:08 AM
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Post by: pedonbio on June 14, 2011, 08:05:48 PM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 15, 2011, 09:06:53 AM
"Pre-existing condition" :D :D :D
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Post by: pedonbio on June 15, 2011, 09:02:08 PM
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Post by: pedonbio on June 17, 2011, 02:14:52 AM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on June 21, 2011, 07:49:56 AM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: DruulEmpire on June 21, 2011, 02:38:33 PM
I actually give Ron Paul more credit.

I once caught an infomercial and thought "Well, at least she's seeing some post-SNL success selling this makeup."  Nope.  Same name, different woman.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Palomine on June 21, 2011, 04:34:26 PM
I actually give Ron Paul more credit.

I once caught an infomercial and thought "Well, at least she's seeing some post-SNL success selling this makeup."  Nope.  Same name, different woman.

I saw some clips from the recent Republican candidate's debate and (of course) wasn't surprised by all the cliche platitudes and scare tactics and empty rhetoric and even the nonsensical pop-culture questions from the moderator... all par for the course these days. What I was slightly pleasantly surprised by were some of Ron Paul's responses... he'll never get the nomination let alone elected, but from a purely realistic/intellectual POV, he was the only person up on the stage who seemed even remotely qualified to serve as President from an ethical POV.

As for Victoria Jackson... it's sad. The plush ditzy blonde who once stood atop the Weekend Update desk to belt out a rousing rendition of "I Am Not A Bimbo!" has degenerated into a pathetic joke spouting paranoid fictions like Bachman and Palin but without even their *very* limited political gravitas. Her fellow SNL alum Dennis Miller is no better of course: he's undeniably more articulate than Jackson (but then again, so are most root vegetables) but every single time he and Bill O. have a circle jerk together on Bill's Faux Nooz show, you can see Miller's moral vapitude in all it's HD glory. The only way it could possibly be more clear would be if they were to broadcast Miller's smirk actually decorated with drippy strings of Bill's boy butter, instead of the merely figurative facials they give each other every time they get together.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: DruulEmpire on June 21, 2011, 06:27:34 PM
Once upon a time Bill Maher was simply a jerk and Dennis Miller was kind of cool.  Now they've switched.  It might be interesting to try to draw a graph of that. 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 22, 2011, 08:41:54 PM
Once upon a time Bill Maher was simply a jerk and Dennis Miller was kind of cool.  Now they've switched.
Since I never watched Saturday Night Live when Dennis was part of the cast, and I never watched a single episode of Bill's Politically Incorrect, I have always known them as they are now: a jerk (Dennis) and cool (Bill) :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on June 22, 2011, 08:52:29 PM
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Post by: pedonbio on June 24, 2011, 10:04:43 PM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: DruulEmpire on June 24, 2011, 10:13:53 PM
Bio, I'm impressed -- that's not just politics, that deserves its own thread.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on June 24, 2011, 11:00:27 PM
Bio, I'm impressed -- that's not just politics, that deserves its own thread.

I'll have to compliment the author, if I can find him.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 25, 2011, 07:33:28 AM
I suppose this thread is good for some political standup, and none better than Chris Rock:

Kill the Messenger (2008): "McCain, Obama...and Flavor Flav" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOZ4GmCJ8g8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on June 27, 2011, 01:54:03 AM
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Post by: TheZookie007 on June 27, 2011, 04:47:27 AM
On Friday, June 24, the New York Senate voted 33-29 in favor of the Marriage Equality Act (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marriage_Equality_Act). New York Governor Mario Cuomo signed it into law within hours -- just in time for the New York Pride Parade. This makes New York the sixth state/territory in the country to approve same-sex marriage (the others: Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, the District of Columbia, as well as the Coquille Indian tribe in Oregon).
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Palomine on June 27, 2011, 06:09:11 AM
On Friday, June 24, the New York Senate voted 33-29 in favor of the Marriage Equality Act (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marriage_Equality_Act). New York Governor Mario Cuomo signed it into law within hours -- just in time for the New York Pride Parade. This makes New York the sixth state/territory in the country to approve same-sex marriage (the others: Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, the District of Columbia, as well as the Coquille Indian tribe in Oregon).

I assume you meant his son, Andrew Cuomo. ;) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Cuomo

While I'm all for marriage equality, the younger Cuomo will forever incur my wrath since more than any other single person, he's responsible for the major ISPs dropping their erotic binary newsgroups (the details of which were documented by me and others in these pages some years back when it happened).  >:(
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on June 27, 2011, 11:45:20 PM
I rectum sore.
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Post by: pedonbio on June 28, 2011, 01:47:31 AM
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Post by: pedonbio on June 29, 2011, 03:25:02 AM
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Post by: Palomine on June 29, 2011, 05:32:02 AM
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I don't want to f*ck her quite as much as I did before seeing that. Thanks.
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Post by: DruulEmpire on June 29, 2011, 10:58:10 AM
Afraid I don't have the image, but I appreciated Stephen Colbert comparing Rick Scott to Voldemort. ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 30, 2011, 07:30:31 AM
I assume you meant his son, Andrew Cuomo. ;) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Cuomo
Oopsie! :) But at least I'm nowhere near as bad as one Michele Bachmann:

YouTube: Jimmy Kimmel Live: "Michele Bachmann's Story of America" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RCH1nQ1u4I)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on June 30, 2011, 10:32:28 PM
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Post by: TheZookie007 on July 03, 2011, 08:13:04 AM
YouTube: Brutal Sarcasm #3: "Obama's Birth Certificate" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hJzPXGc55A)

"I don't know about you, but I don't accept limits to my free speech! I don't know about you, but I don't accept the status quo! But I DO accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express..."

-- Stephen Colbert, during the announcement of his creation of a Super PAC (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/43556635#43602863)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on July 03, 2011, 09:41:10 PM
 :-\   This stuff writes itself:
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Post by: SamV on July 04, 2011, 05:49:13 PM
^ "Well really now! If you ask me all those double letter words in English are a big waste of time ... and paper. They spelling should all be changed to use only one letter."  ::) :P

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And this just in; President Obama shot and killed! :o  --- according to Fox News' Twitter feed. ??? ::)

CNN: Fox News Twitter feed says Obama dead in apparent hack" (http://edition.cnn.com/2011/TECH/social.media/07/04/fox.hack)

Sam "certain that a former Congressman can feel for Fox News having a hacked Twitter account" V  :P
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on July 05, 2011, 09:46:46 PM
Well, aren't they fiar and blanced?
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Post by: pedonbio on July 07, 2011, 07:42:17 PM
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Post by: pedonbio on July 08, 2011, 11:16:23 PM
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Post by: gOOber on July 08, 2011, 11:18:10 PM
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Love it!
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Post by: TheZookie007 on July 09, 2011, 03:37:07 AM
Two links from The Hollywood Reporter:

"Jon Stewart Riffs on Mark Halperin's Obama Slur on 'Daily Show' (Video)" (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/jon-stewart-riffs-mark-halperins-207401)
"That wasn't like a spontaneous, 'I can't contain myself!' This was, 'Do you guys have a delay because I'm going to call this guy a d—k," Stewart quips.

"Glenn Beck Farewell: Keith Olbermann Bids Adieu to the Fox News Host (Video)" (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/glenn-beck-keith-olbermann-207671)
Current TV's newest face revisits Beck's tenure and reveals why he gave him the nickname "Lonesome Rhodes".
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on July 12, 2011, 10:31:03 AM
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Post by: TheZookie007 on July 14, 2011, 04:41:14 PM
I'm putting this here since this dude and the rest of the nitwits on the panel, must surely be joking:

Huffington Post: "Fox News' Eric Bolling: 'I Don't Remember' Any Terrorist Attacks On America During President Bush's Term (VIDEO)" (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/14/eric-bolling-terrorist-attacks-bush_n_898135.html)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on July 14, 2011, 04:53:07 PM
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Post by: pedonbio on July 16, 2011, 07:27:35 AM
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Post by: DruulEmpire on July 16, 2011, 07:51:11 AM
That reminds me -- Michele Bachmann was taped pronouncing the CH in "chutzpah" like the CH in "cheese."

The masterstroke would be if someone could refer to her as Botchmann.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on July 17, 2011, 10:43:05 AM
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Post by: pedonbio on July 17, 2011, 10:44:02 AM
Why can't I find more funny pictures of Romney?
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Post by: CarlTL on July 17, 2011, 12:46:10 PM
Why can't I find more funny pictures of Romney?

Because it's hard for a robot to do humor?  :P
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on July 18, 2011, 04:41:13 PM
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Post by: number3fac on July 18, 2011, 08:04:01 PM
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Did you see the segment they did about him on the Daily Show last week?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on July 18, 2011, 08:31:33 PM
Did you see the segment they did about him on the Daily Show last week?

Missed it.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 19, 2011, 03:11:51 AM
Here ya go:

Truth Wins Out: "The Daily Show on Marcus Bachmann, Michele Bachmann and the “Ex-Gay” Scam" (http://www.truthwinsout.org/blog/2011/07/17628/)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on July 19, 2011, 10:34:09 PM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 20, 2011, 08:21:51 AM
'Ye 2012
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on July 21, 2011, 06:53:10 PM
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Post by: pedonbio on July 22, 2011, 11:35:22 PM
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Post by: TheZookie007 on July 26, 2011, 07:48:32 PM
"Vampires have often found it advantageous to maintain a hidden presence in humanity's most powerful institutions. In the 1600s, it was the Catholic church, and today, as you all know, it's Google and Fox News."

— vampire king Bill Compton on True Blood (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg8aZpPBc84)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on July 26, 2011, 08:25:01 PM
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Post by: number3fac on July 27, 2011, 03:21:01 AM
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FYI, last night's Daily Show (4/25) had a funny segment on gay marriages being allowed in NY.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: PregNut on July 27, 2011, 10:46:51 PM
Because it's hard for a robot to do humor?  :P
You sure about that?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: DruulEmpire on July 27, 2011, 11:30:04 PM
I'm a fan of not only Bender but Marvin -- however, perhaps we should specify a POLITICAL robot.  I consider Bender at best a kind of Kinky Friedman candidate.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: number3fac on July 28, 2011, 06:40:16 AM
I'm a fan of not only Bender but Marvin -- however, perhaps we should specify a POLITICAL robot.

Ah, you mean Nixon with Bender's body (aka Nixon "with charisma").  Or maybe John Q. Addingmachine, who pledged not to kill all humans but couldn't completely live up to that campaign promise?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on July 28, 2011, 10:03:49 AM
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Post by: pedonbio on July 29, 2011, 11:15:15 PM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 31, 2011, 09:44:32 AM
WSJ's All Things D: "Jon Stewart Points Out the Downside of TV’s Twitter-Love" (http://allthingsd.com/20110728/jon-stewart-points-out-the-downside-of-tvs-twitter-love/)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on July 31, 2011, 02:06:57 PM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 01, 2011, 05:28:02 AM
Funny or Die is always good for some political videos. Search there for "Funny or Die's Presidential Reunion", featuring a Who's Who of Saturday Night Live  alumni.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 04, 2011, 12:56:00 PM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 06, 2011, 01:18:33 AM
YouTube: Alphacat: "Pres. Obama Announces the Death of Osama bin Laden" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlOIy6QEbes)

YouTube: Real Time with Bill Maher: "Obama impersonator Reggie Brown finishes act that the RNC interrupted" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP7JF3xQ2Ow)

CollegeHumor: "Barack Obama's July 4th BBQ" (http://www.gotchamediablog.com/2011/07/collegehumor-barack-obamas-july-4th-bbq.html)

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 06, 2011, 01:40:43 AM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 08, 2011, 02:56:32 AM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on August 08, 2011, 11:56:08 PM
Everyone knows The Onion is a "newspaper" with blistering satires of politics and society....

Except for these idiots... (http://literallyunbelievable.org/)

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 09, 2011, 08:56:53 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 10, 2011, 10:08:07 PM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 10, 2011, 10:43:14 PM
On the crazy-eyed Michele Bachmann Newsweek cover:

"You know the worst part about when the right complains about the mainstream media? When their argument contains a kernel of truth.  Case in point!  This week's Newsweek cover.

Look Newsweek, that's a sh*tty picture of Michele Bachmann.  And clearly not an accidentally bad picture of Michele Bachmann, because you could say a lot things about Michele Bachmann...a lot of things.  But here's what you can't say about Michele Bachmann: That she's not photogenic.

Be honest, Newsweek, you used that photo in a petty attempt to make Michele Bachmann look crazy...and that's what her words are for."

-- The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: "Glazed and Confused" (http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-august-9-2011/glazed-and-confused)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 10, 2011, 11:09:27 PM
On the crazy-eyed Michele Bachmann Newsweek cover:

"You know the worst part about when the right complains about the mainstream media? When their argument contains a kernel of truth.  Case in point!  This week's Newsweek cover.

Look Newsweek, that's a sh*tty picture of Michele Bachmann.  And clearly not an accidentally bad picture of Michele Bachmann, because you could say a lot things about Michele Bachmann...a lot of things.  But here's what you can't say about Michele Bachmann: That she's not photogenic.

Be honest, Newsweek, you used that photo in a petty attempt to make Michele Bachmann look crazy...and that's what her words are for."

-- The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: "Glazed and Confused" (http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-august-9-2011/glazed-and-confused)

I am trying to find the site that ran the other pictures she allowed to be taken. Newsweek used the one where she looks the sanest.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 12, 2011, 09:17:21 PM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on August 13, 2011, 01:08:02 AM
All together now: "It's 'I' before 'E' except after 'C' and when it sounds like an 'A' in words like neighbor and weigh." ::)  :P


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Do ya think the way all those Repub controlled state governments go right to cutting education to balance the books is the reason why their supporters have so many problems with basic skills like spelling and grammar? ??? :-\
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 13, 2011, 01:49:09 AM
Hey, you gotta start somewhere...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 14, 2011, 12:17:34 AM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 14, 2011, 01:08:36 AM
You beat me to it, gOOber!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 14, 2011, 03:23:41 AM
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After all the brouhaha about her Newsweek cover, why would she even allow herself to be in that kind of photo op? And look at that dude in the lower-left-hand corner, you know what he's thinking :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 15, 2011, 01:54:49 AM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 16, 2011, 02:20:18 AM
After all the brouhaha about her Newsweek cover, why would she even allow herself to be in that kind of photo op? And look at that dude in the lower-left-hand corner, you know what he's thinking :)

Oh, she went in for the whole shoot:

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 16, 2011, 09:01:31 PM
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I can't figure if there is a partisan orientation to gOOb's post, or maybe it's a psychological test: If we were to pick presidents by what they were doing at 18, I'd take the smoker over the Nazi any day.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 16, 2011, 09:39:16 PM
I can't figure if there is a partisan orientation to gOOb's post, or maybe it's a psychological test: If we were to pick presidents by what they were doing at 18, I'd take the smoker over the Nazi any day.
I simply thought it was funny, knowing what each side thinks of the other. ;)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 16, 2011, 11:53:28 PM
I simply thought it was funny, knowing what each side thinks of the other. ;)

I know, and I wasn't trying to give you steam; it really is a sort of "balanced negative" insight.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: solvegas on August 17, 2011, 12:29:49 AM
I can't figure if there is a partisan orientation to gOOb's post, or maybe it's a psychological test: If we were to pick presidents by what they were doing at 18, I'd take the smoker over the Nazi any day.


Rick Perry was in the Corps of cadets of Texas A & M university and in the U.S. Air Force. If you think that those who serve their country honorably are Nazis then you are not very smart.  >:( I'll take someone at 18 who is mature and willing to do something positive for his country over the smoking slacker any ol' day.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 17, 2011, 12:48:58 AM
Oh, is the guy in the boots Rick Perry? I had no clue who that was supposed to be.

A snippet of the Comedy Central roast of Donald Trump, hosted by Seth MacFarlane. (http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=377402&title=seth-macfarlane---pronunciation)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 17, 2011, 08:09:38 PM

Rick Perry was in the Corps of cadets of Texas A & M university and in the U.S. Air Force. If you think that those who serve their country honorably are Nazis then you are not very smart.  >:( I'll take someone at 18 who is mature and willing to do something positive for his country over the smoking slacker any ol' day.

Okay, solvegas, since you asked, let me point out the features: No American armed service has used (or required training) in the use of sabres since the Spanish-American War. The SS, but not the Wehrmacht, required it for promotion until 1945. Check the boots; not g.i. Actually, that whole uniform doesn't look very g.i. to my old eyes. Way too much leather, except for the BDSM fetishist.

Frankly, knowing a bit about where and how Perry grew up, I think he's more to be pitied than scorned, except that he has shown about as much empathy as your average concentration camp commandant.  Anyone who has read Tim Ryan's The Worst Hard Times knows about the place; and he came along about 15 years later. Last time I was there, Haskell hadn't changed much.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 17, 2011, 08:14:59 PM
What is it with Republicans and deep-fried butter? Except for Santorum. Ick.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Robin_K on August 17, 2011, 11:06:55 PM

Rick Perry was in the Corps of cadets of Texas A & M university and in the U.S. Air Force. If you think that those who serve their country honorably are Nazis then you are not very smart.  >:( I'll take someone at 18 who is mature and willing to do something positive for his country over the smoking slacker any ol' day.

Please specify how a Texas A&M cadet corps "do something positive" for their country? I'd as soon honor the Phi Eta Sigma honor society.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on August 18, 2011, 12:56:50 AM
The Corps is a military officer training program, with all the inculcation of leadership skills, honor, duty, responsibility, and maturity which that entails.

Nearly half of the Corps graduates receive commissions in the Armed Forces, and thereby do something positive for their country.

This is not to imply that the members of the Phi Eta Sigma honor society do not also do something positive for their country.

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: solvegas on August 18, 2011, 03:13:52 AM
Texas A&M has by far the largest ROTC program in the nation. The uniform with the brown cavalry boots means he is a Senior in the Corps of cadets.  The uniform he is wearing is what Officers in the US Cavalry wore in the 1930's. The Cadets at West Point wear a uniform based of the Army of the 1820's.  Texas A&M supplies more Officers to the Armed Forces than all other intitutions with the exception of the combined service academies. Now, the snide and stupid remark about what is so positive about the Corps of cadets and equating it with a greek letter society is amazing for the shallowness of intelligence exhibited. Those who sacrifice nothing have a nothing life.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: DruulEmpire on August 18, 2011, 02:13:02 PM
Ummm ... so ... well ...

I lost 22 pounds in the last four weeks.  Does that count?

People seem to think my working with developmentally disabled clients counts as sacrifice, but I don't know, I think they tend to say that because their concept of the work scares them.  It is true though that one client had violent tendencies and that any one of us could essentially have been murdered with impunity: "Oops, staff just happened to get in the way at the wrong time, oh well, that's the breaks, that's the job."  So does that count?

See, I happen to think myself that Bio overdid it with the uniform=Nazi snarkiness -- my parents met as Air Force officers, without the Air Force I wouldn't even exist.  But now we're saying "Those who sacrifice nothing have a nothing life" and suddenly I'm thinking Dayum, this is a really TOUGH boob appreciation site if this is some requirement around here of which I had been hitherto unaware.  So I just thought I would check in here and make sure I still qualify.

Hopefully that will be cleared up.  Regardless of whether or not I qualify, I do hope we can have a FUNNY Politics thread once more.

 
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 18, 2011, 04:36:14 PM
How the British do it.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 18, 2011, 05:59:00 PM
Ummm ... so ... well ...

I lost 22 pounds in the last four weeks.  Does that count?

People seem to think my working with developmentally disabled clients counts as sacrifice, but I don't know, I think they tend to say that because their concept of the work scares them.  It is true though that one client had violent tendencies and that any one of us could essentially have been murdered with impunity: "Oops, staff just happened to get in the way at the wrong time, oh well, that's the breaks, that's the job."  So does that count?

See, I happen to think myself that Bio overdid it with the uniform=Nazi snarkiness -- my parents met as Air Force officers, without the Air Force I wouldn't even exist.  But now we're saying "Those who sacrifice nothing have a nothing life" and suddenly I'm thinking Dayum, this is a really TOUGH boob appreciation site if this is some requirement around here of which I had been hitherto unaware.  So I just thought I would check in here and make sure I still qualify.

Hopefully that will be cleared up.  Regardless of whether or not I qualify, I do hope we can have a FUNNY Politics thread once more.

 

Personally, I think participating in a reflective big-boob web site counts as national service, Druul. And I find yet another thing we have in common. When I was drafted as a c.o. I was assigned to work in the halfway house for a state "mental disability" hospital. Usually the occasional disarming of some threatening inmate was just part of the shift. Some time ago I read of an incident where a cop shot a guy waving a knife. The article mentioned, in the cop's defense, that the guy might have been crazy. Crap, I thought, my folks were certified to be crazy, and when we disarmed them, we just made a note in the log and locked the weapon in the office desk.

I think solvegas has, in his own way, put his finger on America's greatest foreign policy failing. We are damnned good at blowing things up, and piss-poor at cleaning up the results. The last time we did it right was WW II with the Marshall Plan. In the mid-1980s the U.S. was all over Afghanistan and Pakistan; then in the late 1980s we just disappeared. We had no "second act", what Dennis Kucinich calls a "Department of Peace" to get on the ground and organize a political and economic system in keeping with the local culture. Most of the bad feelings we have with Pakistan now comes from that time. Literally in a matter of days our operational people pulled out, said, "The check's in the mail", and skeedaddled, leaving a handful of NGOs that had very shallow resources.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: DruulEmpire on August 18, 2011, 07:30:28 PM
Mmm, and that's even sort of how we began with Charlie Wilson's War and wound up with Osama.

And by the way: thanks, gOOb. ;)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Robin_K on August 19, 2011, 12:14:01 AM
Texas A&M has by far the largest ROTC program in the nation. The uniform with the brown cavalry boots means he is a Senior in the Corps of cadets.  The uniform he is wearing is what Officers in the US Cavalry wore in the 1930's. The Cadets at West Point wear a uniform based of the Army of the 1820's.  Texas A&M supplies more Officers to the Armed Forces than all other intitutions with the exception of the combined service academies. Now, the snide and stupid remark about what is so positive about the Corps of cadets and equating it with a greek letter society is amazing for the shallowness of intelligence exhibited. Those who sacrifice nothing have a nothing life.

Thanks. Since I served in Iraq, your comment is SO welcome. God save me from lieutenants j.g. graduated out of ROTC programs.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on August 19, 2011, 03:32:22 AM
I am reminded of the time when, Robert Wilson, the first director of Fermilab, testified before Congress on the usefulness of high energy particle accelerators.


Senator John O. Pastore (D-RI): "Is there anything connected with the hopes of this accelerator
that in any way involves the security of the country?"

Robert Wilson: "No sir, I don’t believe so."

Pastore: "Nothing at all?"

Wilson: "Nothing at all."

Pastore: "It has no value in that respect?"

Wilson: "It has only to do with the respect with which we regard one another,
the dignity of men, our love of culture. It has to do with are we good
painters, good sculptures, great poets? I mean all the things we really venerate
in our country and are patriotic about. It has nothing to do directly
with defending our country except to make it worth defending."


Hopefully, those of us who do not actively participate (or have done so in the past) in the defense of our country can at least say that we help make it worth defending.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 19, 2011, 05:17:15 PM
How an American president does it.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 19, 2011, 06:15:35 PM
There should be a total ban on politicians eating anything! :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 19, 2011, 07:52:11 PM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 20, 2011, 11:27:24 PM
Watch your hand comrade. :o
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 20, 2011, 11:44:11 PM
Watch your hand comrade. :o
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 22, 2011, 12:28:27 AM
The French air kiss.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 22, 2011, 08:56:51 AM
We've reached a point where they're starting to drop...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 23, 2011, 10:58:38 PM
How Obama found Osama.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 23, 2011, 11:01:05 PM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: solvegas on August 24, 2011, 04:05:16 AM
How Obama found Osama.


Actually, he is trying to find this country he keeps hearing about, the United States of America.  ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 25, 2011, 09:56:57 PM
He can be president and I can`t. >:(
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 25, 2011, 10:01:03 PM
He can be president and I can`t. >:(

Hmmm. I thought he was trying to count up his children...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 26, 2011, 10:38:31 PM
Al Gore said I could find porn on the intraweb.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: CarlTL on August 27, 2011, 04:21:01 AM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 28, 2011, 01:14:40 AM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 28, 2011, 07:20:07 PM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 29, 2011, 09:45:11 AM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 31, 2011, 10:11:41 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 31, 2011, 10:29:47 PM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 02, 2011, 01:10:14 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 02, 2011, 08:46:18 AM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 04, 2011, 05:26:54 PM
 :-\
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 05, 2011, 04:43:13 AM
Some things never change...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Tenshi on September 05, 2011, 01:45:26 PM
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hihi I can watch this all day
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 08, 2011, 04:58:30 PM
Hey guys, get a room. ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 10, 2011, 10:18:11 PM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 12, 2011, 06:40:54 AM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on September 13, 2011, 01:15:21 AM
‘Credible Threats’ Made to US Government (http://www.borowitzreport.com/2011/09/10/credible-threats-made-to-us-government/)
Homeland Security Studying Two-Hour Video from Wednesday Night

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) – The Department of Homeland Security said today that it was studying several “credible threats” made to the United States government in a two-hour broadcast Wednesday night from a location believed to be the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California.

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 13, 2011, 02:02:36 AM
Wallowing in ignorance is our God-given right as an American.
 
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 14, 2011, 05:55:19 PM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 16, 2011, 06:22:06 AM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 18, 2011, 12:28:03 PM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 18, 2011, 05:49:41 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 19, 2011, 06:04:42 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 19, 2011, 06:13:38 PM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 20, 2011, 08:40:19 PM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 22, 2011, 06:07:44 PM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 24, 2011, 01:22:09 AM
Kim jong-Il, fashion plate:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Bad Kitty on September 24, 2011, 08:25:43 AM
(http://forum.bearchive.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=9984181.0;attach=233188;image)
goob, that got quite a giggle from me :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 25, 2011, 09:45:39 PM
We need to be more proactive and actualize this edgy ideation from informaries, be more principle centered by looking at the skill-set that lets us prioritize a synergystic and value-added leadership matrix. We often get caught in analysis paralysis, a downward-trending, enabling of negative growth. Lets partner and push the envelope so were all doing the heavy lifting on a backward-compatible framework that implements proactive aperture moments in the media.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 25, 2011, 10:27:41 PM
We need to be more proactive and actualize this edgy ideation from informaries, be more principle centered by looking at the skill-set that lets us prioritize a synergystic and value-added leadership matrix. We often get caught in analysis paralysis, a downward-trending, enabling of negative growth. Lets partner and push the envelope so were all doing the heavy lifting on a backward-compatible framework that implements proactive aperture moments in the media.

gOOb, you've confirmed what I always suspected--You are the CEO of a Fortune 500 company!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 26, 2011, 12:07:54 AM
I have to post this! Truly, some people don't understand "irony":
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: solvegas on September 26, 2011, 04:30:45 AM
I have to post this! Truly, some people don't understand "irony":


No kidding. I always see these bumper stickers that say " Live better. Work Union. " while the guy is driving a non-union made Toyota or other japanese car. Talk about cutting one own's neck.  ::) :P
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 27, 2011, 08:52:56 AM
"She's right! I can see Russia from here!"
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 27, 2011, 04:08:51 PM
"I didn`t have sex with that woman, Ms Lewinsky."
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 27, 2011, 05:31:52 PM
"I didn`t have sex with that woman, Ms Lewinsky."

Of course, "I can see Russia from here!" would work as a caption for yours, too, gOOber.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: solvegas on September 27, 2011, 05:38:02 PM
You guys do know you can see Russia from North Korea since they share a border, right ? And I can tell you you can see Russia from Alaska. I've done it. It required 3X magnifying binoculars but they are that close.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: DruulEmpire on September 27, 2011, 05:58:40 PM
Guy, c'mon.  The problem is not whether Russia is visible from Alaska.  The problem is when someone -- anyone, yourself included -- says that living close to Russia qualifies as a credential for running a Department of State.

But thanks for standing up for Tina Fey like that. ;)

Druul "humankind: finding ingenious ways to bemoan the simplest jokes since forever" Empire
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: solvegas on September 27, 2011, 06:08:08 PM
When Palin made that remark she was pillored by people who generally live in Manhattan for saying something that was stupid to them. These people just KNEW you geographically can't see Russia from the US. Of course, anything west of the Hudson is Terra Incognita to them.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 27, 2011, 07:18:00 PM
Sol, no one thought that, despite what Faux News told you. Palin was answering the question, "What qualifications do you have for foreign policy?" She said she could see Russia from her house. That is not a qualification; that is a non sequiter. "What makes you qualified to drive?" "I can see the DMV from my house."

Or, as Bill Maher said of Glen Rice, "The next time you fuck somebody's brains out, be sure to put 'em back in."

 
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Palomine on October 04, 2011, 01:49:03 AM
When Palin made that remark she was pillored by people who generally live in Manhattan for saying something that was stupid to them. These people just KNEW you geographically can't see Russia from the US. Of course, anything west of the Hudson is Terra Incognita to them.

:D lol! :D lol! :D lol! :D lol! :D

You saying that only people 'who generally live in Manhattan' found Palin's remarks ludicrous is almost as funny as what she said about how seeing Russia from her house somehow provided her with sufficient foreign policy credentials run for (let alone be) President.

Many of the more-than-300-millions Americans who don't live in Manhattan found her statement to perfectly sum up how wildly unqualified she is for any position of authority not because they disagreed with her grasp of geography... they disagreed with her obvious lack of intellect... the very idea that she would even think (let alone publicly say) that proximity to a foreign country qualifies her to lead our nation simply reinforces all the prior negative perceptions of her that she herself is responsible for. You know: the never-ending stream of factually incorrect, self-serving, greedy, publicity-seeking, cliche-ridden and nationally embarrassing effluvia that continues to pour out of her pie-hole even today.

'...generally live in Manhattan'... that really is one of the funniest things I've read in this forum all year! ;D ;D ;D I just saw her on the news yet again tonight talking about how she'd do away with all corporate income taxes if she were President, so really, I deeply appreciate the much-needed laugh you so graciously provided. 

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Bad Kitty on October 04, 2011, 11:15:04 AM
Well, it *is* the funny politics thread :)


Ironically, doing away with corporate income taxes is a decent idea... IF (huge "if") you could find some way to increase everyone's personal income by an equal margin, and raise personal taxes proportionately. IF you could manage that feat, then the sum total of taxes would be the same, and the sum spending power of individuals would be the same. The difference then would be that foreign products would be effectively 'taxed' in the income before it's spent on products, "somewhat" leveling the playing field for domestic companies to compete with foreign ones, at least in domestic markets. The trick would be getting everyone's personal income up to par to make it a transparent shift of taxation point. It wouldn't make a huge difference, but by taxing the commerce at the paycheck, the taxation effectively applies to all purchased goods, instead of just domestic goods. It would take a really long time for such a monumental change to actually pay for itself though.

And with how weakened the labor movement is in the US these days, and how potent corporate influences in government, it's unlikely that you could ever actually see any version of this idea implemented without substantially harming the quality of living standards for most americans, by failing to increase pay proportionately.

OR you could just do away with this free trade nonsense, where in the interest of increased global commerce, we do away with our import tariffs which protect american jobs and revenue circulation, and other countries do away with their tariffs too (by keeping them and re-naming them VAT taxes). Which doesn't really increase global commerce except to increase our trade deficit, and make it easier to export jobs, both of which have a long term detrimental effect on the economy.

hmmmm, sorry, i forgot the funniness part. uhhhhh, a priest a rabbi and a politician walk into a bar...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: DruulEmpire on October 04, 2011, 11:35:09 AM
Kit raises a fair point: is this always a "funny politics" thread as in "ha-ha funny," or might this also be a "these sure are peculiar Tea Party times funny" thread?

Seriously, I get to wondering if more and more conservatives are having surgery that removes their capacity for acknowledging irony ...

Druul "and by the way -- thank you, Kit ;) " Empire
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on October 04, 2011, 05:39:53 PM
Kit raises a fair point: is this always a "funny politics" thread as in "ha-ha funny," or might this also be a "these sure are peculiar Tea Party times funny" thread?

Seriously, I get to wondering if more and more conservatives are having surgery that removes their capacity for acknowledging irony ...

Druul "and by the way -- thank you, Kit ;) " Empire

We could consider this to be the off-topic thread in the Off Topic Forum...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Bad Kitty on October 04, 2011, 09:50:11 PM
Ironically, doing away with corporate income taxes is a decent idea... IF (huge "if") you could find some way to increase everyone's personal income by an equal margin, and raise personal taxes proportionately. IF you could manage that feat, then the sum total of taxes would be the same, and the sum spending power of individuals would be the same. The difference then would be that foreign products would be effectively 'taxed' in the income before it's spent on products, "somewhat" leveling the playing field for domestic companies to compete with foreign ones, at least in domestic markets. The trick would be getting everyone's personal income up to par to make it a transparent shift of taxation point. It wouldn't make a huge difference, but by taxing the commerce at the paycheck, the taxation effectively applies to all purchased goods, instead of just domestic goods. It would take a really long time for such a monumental change to actually pay for itself though.

And with how weakened the labor movement is in the US these days, and how potent corporate influences in government, it's unlikely that you could ever actually see any version of this idea implemented without substantially harming the quality of living standards for most americans, by failing to increase pay proportionately.

actually, letting my subconscious dwell on this topic for a bit, an answer came to me that makes a fair bit of sense. replacing corporate income taxes with a federal sales tax could be made to work decently enough ...perhaps

trying to adjust taxation to avoid penalizing american competitiveness in domestic and global markets is generally a 'good' goal, but unfortunately most right wing lovin' for rich/corporate is focused on the idea of screwing the little guy, not screwing the competition. I am reminded of a time in european history, where when armies went to war, the officers and commanders would meet & have tea, because they had more in common with each other than the their own troops. I fear classism of that magnitude still abounds, and the troops suffer for it.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on October 05, 2011, 12:30:15 AM
actually, letting my subconscious dwell on this topic for a bit, an answer came to me that makes a fair bit of sense. replacing corporate income taxes with a federal sales tax could be made to work decently enough ...perhaps


It has only worked in societies which deal honestly* with tax issues--Not the U.S. For example, Japan has a very low corporate tax and a national sales tax. BUT the sales tax is allocated by the national constitution to go only to various social security programs. In addition, in Japan the estate tax (which Republicans call "death tax") is in the high-90% rates after about $1 million.

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*--For example, not paying for wars with a credit card, or saying you want to reduce taxes when what you want to do is end social programs or public education.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 05, 2011, 05:01:59 AM
I've often mused that someone should come up with a browser addon that, when you rest your cursor on the name of a Congressman in a news article, would popup a box that lists all the corporations who contributed to their campaign coffers...especially if the contributors had to do with the news in question. So for instance if the news article was about the BP oil spill and the dude who was talking about it had received $100,000 from BP, the popup would show that.

Until that happens, we have this:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on October 07, 2011, 06:25:42 PM
I can't recall if anyone has posted this, but it is a worthwhile lesson:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: tommyboyddd on October 08, 2011, 12:41:56 AM
This is why there are hungry muppets:

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on October 08, 2011, 11:35:34 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 10, 2011, 02:59:23 AM
Is it time to get nervous?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: luvdemwhoppers on October 11, 2011, 12:11:21 AM
da tru (http://thechive.com/2011/10/10/a-rant-worth-listening-to-video/)


sums it up nicely, no?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: DruulEmpire on October 11, 2011, 01:30:08 PM
Sweet.  Three quick reactions:

1. Obama WANTS the bills paid on time.
2. I suspect the "Harvard and Yale and Cornell" experts agree it should be brought down, but they're hostages to people who think running a superpower is like running a lemonade stand.
3. Perhaps most importantly: Bill Clinton was The Man. 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: tommyboyddd on October 19, 2011, 02:52:45 PM
Rick Santorum is mad as hell and he's not going to take it any more:

http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/rick-santorum-herman-cain-gay-marriage-6518077 (http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/rick-santorum-herman-cain-gay-marriage-6518077)

He's had it up to here with those bullying sketch comedians!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on October 19, 2011, 09:25:17 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on October 21, 2011, 06:35:04 AM
 :(
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Bad Kitty on October 22, 2011, 07:40:51 AM
(http://forum.bearchive.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=9984181.0;attach=239231;image)

Of course the difference being that only one of these men has dared to question the character of our noble and benevolent lords.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 22, 2011, 04:10:42 PM
(http://forum.bearchive.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=9984181.0;attach=239231;image)

Yet another reason to love Saturday Night Live: Bill Hader as Julian Assange :)

Meanwhile, somewhere in Washington...

YouTube: "Barack Obama - IM GONNA WIN! (Lil Wayne/Drake Parody - I'm Goin' In)" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=jY-agNiOFNA)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: DruulEmpire on October 22, 2011, 08:37:14 PM
Michele Bachmann: "I wish I could get my hands on a bigger staff."
Marcus Bachmann: "Tell me about it."
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on October 25, 2011, 07:51:17 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: DruulEmpire on October 25, 2011, 11:28:55 AM
Only if she swallows, Bio, only if she swallows. ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on October 25, 2011, 11:50:18 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on October 26, 2011, 12:19:10 AM
Only if she swallows, Bio, only if she swallows. ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: brakblake on October 26, 2011, 05:37:26 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/pat-robertson-republican-candidates-extremism-down-notch-ya-194714069.html

Now I'm not NEARLY as old as some of the people on this website...but i am old enough (and aware enough of the political landscape) that I could honestly say "I never thought i'd see the day when the Religious Right was 'too extreme' for Pat Robertson."...... yeah...exactly! XD
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on October 27, 2011, 07:35:04 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on October 31, 2011, 10:24:47 PM
It`s Halloween. :o
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on November 02, 2011, 12:09:59 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 02, 2011, 12:25:20 AM
::)

gOOb, at my age I get off on rejection by women!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on November 02, 2011, 12:31:14 AM
gOOb, at my age I get off on rejection by women!

I`m so glad I`m not the only one. ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 02, 2011, 12:31:59 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on November 03, 2011, 05:22:52 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on November 04, 2011, 10:34:35 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 04, 2011, 10:47:57 PM
gOOb, you are hitting some home runs!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on November 06, 2011, 05:12:35 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on November 07, 2011, 07:46:18 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 07, 2011, 08:27:00 PM
For 87 she's kinda hot...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: DruulEmpire on November 07, 2011, 10:49:56 PM
I want to be her when I grow up. 8)  (Eh, but still a guy, because I hear that what with women outliving us, a guy still being in good shape at 87 can really clean up. ;) )

You know what I find funny?  That someone out there must be thinking that come 2013 we'll honestly be making the following complaint:

"Oh, no, now we've really blown it.  We lost our chance to elect Herman Cain President.  And all because some lying conniving women distracted us from what an excellent President he was going to be.  What greatness we could have known!  Our great nation will rue this election for generations hence."
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 08, 2011, 03:16:54 AM
I want to be her when I grow up. 8)  (Eh, but still a guy, because I hear that what with women outliving us, a guy still being in good shape at 87 can really clean up. ;) )

You know what I find funny?  That someone out there must be thinking that come 2013 we'll honestly be making the following complaint:

"Oh, no, now we've really blown it.  We lost our chance to elect Herman Cain President.  And all because some lying conniving women distracted us from what an excellent President he was going to be.  What greatness we could have known!  Our great nation will rue this election for generations hence."

What's funny is that the story originated in the Rick Perry campaign, so naturally the right-wing babblefest blames it on "the liberal press". I suspect the party will dump him with the meme that he handled the news so badly. There is something to be said for that--Clinton got blind-sided at a photo-op with a question about Monica. Cain had a ten-day warning from Politico, and he still came up with four different and conflicting responses in the first two days after the story broke.

Of course, what little has come out so far doesn't do Herman much credit for style. Somebody should have told him that crotch-grabs aren't cool.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on November 08, 2011, 06:48:21 PM
^And while you're doing that you pull the woman's head down toward your crotch as if in some quid pro quo deal with her to save/get a job. :o

Does it truly surprise you then Hermie baby that even a conservative Republican woman won't/can't keep this to herself, when you treated her like a ho? ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 08, 2011, 09:12:25 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on November 09, 2011, 05:56:58 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 09, 2011, 10:06:55 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: DruulEmpire on November 11, 2011, 03:53:34 PM
Two quick thoughts after Perry's "oh, yeah, the EPA, no, not really the EPA, oops" flub:

1. Notice how how he began with "First I would cut Education."  With a premise like that, stated almost boastfully, is the conclusion really so surprising?

2. Anyone remember Paris Hilton's cogent little response when McCain mentioned her?  The GOP needs to run Paris Hilton.  It's not a question of "They could do worse," because they already are.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: DruulEmpire on November 13, 2011, 06:49:04 AM
From time to time I read references to Fox News as Fix News or Faux News or whatever, and I understand and appreciate the meaning behind such jokes, and yet the names themselves have never really caught fire with me, they've never quite summed up the Fox News phenomenon for me in a satisfying way.

Now, at last, the Herman Cain phenomenon has spelled it out for me.

From now on I shall think of Fox News as Fuck News.

No, sadly, not as a reference to sex.  (And by the way, I'm getting dead dog tired of hearing that Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly and Ann Coulter are the only sexy women on Earth -- or even that Ann Coulter is supposed to be allegedly sexy to begin with.  Starting tomorrow MSNBC is giving Alex Wagner her own news hour, just give me her and Tamron Hall and I could be one VERY happy man.)

No, I'm thinking that one day Roger Ailes woke up and decided "You know what -- FUCK NEWS.  Fuck the very idea of news.  What is news but a lot of dreary, conflicting, depressing information anyway? So fuck it, already.  Let us create something new, a kind of anti-news, and even call it Fuck News -- but subliminally, subliminally."

No doubt that's what a lot of viewers have been thinking.  "Why does news always have to pile on all this tiresome information that runs counter to my personal dogma?  Why can't news always make me feel good on my own terms, or get upset when I get upset, or make a bad joke when I make a bad joke?"  And the hell of it is, so many of us can relate to this, especially when the news tells us "Guess what, since some people out there are obsessed with Lindsey Lohan and the Kardashians, we've decided to be obsessed too and to try to get you obsessed as well."  Sadly, though, the only rebel on that score is PBS, because as near as I can see Fox is no less obsessed -- even if it's in the name of poking fun, it's still air time getting blown on meaningless bullshit.

But it took Herman Cain to clarify this for me.  Here's a man with harassment charges being brought against him, and the reaction seems to be to treat such charges almost as badges of honor.  "Where are we hearing these charges?  In the news media, right?  Well, therefore, they have to be false."

Any day now someone will print, and sell at great profit, a T-shirt reading FUCK INFORMATION.  Or perhaps more lucidly FUCK INFORMATION -- JUST TELL ME WHAT'S RIGHT.

Fuck News.  I submit that, subliminally, that's exactly what the audience is thinking.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 14, 2011, 04:14:44 AM
Starting tomorrow MSNBC is giving Alex Wagner her own news hour, just give me her and Tamron Hall and I could be one VERY happy man.

I did not know this! Very good news. Thank you, God!

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 14, 2011, 09:09:39 PM
 ::) I love the cartoon, Zookie! I am intrigued by anything about my senator, Patty Murray. She is a reincarnation of my hero, Warren G. Magnuson, whose seat she holds. What makes her interesting is that she originally primaried an "unbeatable" incumbent who then withdrew in a sex scandal. She has been elected three times against opponents who all expected to defeat her. She, like Magnuson, may be the most-underestimated member of the senate. I think she's going to get it done with a tax increase.

For the record, in the cartoon she is the person who asks about tacos.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: PregNut on November 15, 2011, 01:14:37 AM
All together now: "It's 'I' before 'E' except after 'C' and when it sounds like an 'A' in words like neighbor and weigh." ::)  :P

That's weird.  ???
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: DruulEmpire on November 15, 2011, 11:28:45 AM
It's actually a good rule (though I've never heard it that long before) and he was replying to a sign featuring the word THEIF.

V to 6 below: hey, speak for yourself, I'm a big fan of the word "hath." ;)  Besides, I always leave out the 31 and the February, those are easy to deduce anyway.  (Knuckles?)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: number3fac on November 16, 2011, 09:25:29 AM
I thought that was a fairly well-known rule of spelling in easy-to-remember rhyme form.  I think I once heard a version with another verse after that, but I can't recall what it was.  The one cited works for me far better than that garbage for figuring out which months have 30 days and which have 31 (I use my knuckles for that, it's much simpler).

A to Druul: You go from your index finger to your pinky, counting on your knuckles AND in the "valleys" between each knuckle, incrementing the month each time.  So January would be on the knuckle of your index finger, February in between the knuckles of your index and middle fingers, March on the knuckle of your middle finger, and so on to July on the knuckle of your pinky finger.  Then you reverse direction, beginning on the knuckle of your pinky finger with August, proceeding to September in the between the knuckles of your pinky and ring fingers, and so on.  The months assigned to your knuckles are the ones with 31 days, all the months in the "valleys" between have fewer than 31 days.  Easy!  Though I think I've now used the word "knuckle" waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too many times.

Aaaaaand of course Wikipedia has this information conveniently displayed in case that paragraph didn't make enough sense: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Month_-_Knuckles_(en).svg
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 17, 2011, 07:21:57 AM
I thought that was a fairly well-known rule of spelling in easy-to-remember rhyme form.  I think I once heard a version with another verse after that, but I can't recall what it was.  The one cited works for me far better than that garbage for figuring out which months have 30 days and which have 31 (I use my knuckles for that, it's much simpler).
I happen to like the "Thirty days hath September..." verse. Although I much prefer the BEA version that begins, "a massive rack hath September..."

Quote
Aaaaaand of course Wikipedia has this information conveniently displayed in case that paragraph didn't make enough sense: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Month_-_Knuckles_(en).svg
Any relation to Frankie Knuckles? ;)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 17, 2011, 09:26:33 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: DruulEmpire on November 17, 2011, 01:38:58 PM
Evidently I'm not linking this so well -- but if you do an advanced Google of the exact phrase "Borowitz Report" and add "startled," you will be amply rewarded. ;D

V to Bio below: yup.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 17, 2011, 09:05:13 PM
Evidently I'm not linking this so well -- but if you do an advanced Google of the exact phrase "Borowitz Report" and add "startled," you will be amply rewarded. ;D

You are referring to the new "frontrunner", I presume.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 17, 2011, 09:29:07 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on November 18, 2011, 11:56:49 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 19, 2011, 03:12:01 AM
Two minutes of brilliance.

illdoctrine: "On Donald Trump, And Not Feeding The Trolls" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZO0bo0Lg5Y)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: DruulEmpire on November 19, 2011, 04:14:04 PM
Zook, I give the man points for comprehensiveness, up to concluding with "No?  Well, I had to give it a shot."

Went nearly all week without my Maddow, but the other night she made an interesting semi-serious point.  Is it possible that Herman Cain is a performance artist?  She found four examples on which to build her case.  First: Cain very thoroughly quoted, of all things, a song from the "Pokemon 2000" movie.  Next: the makers of Sim City, a variant of The Sims concentrating on urban planning, evidently already had their own 9-9-9 plan before Cain ever appeared and even ran an anti-Cain political ad based on that.  Next: Cain described himself as "the brother from another mother" -- a Chris Tucker line from the movie "Rush Hour 3."  Most recently: Cain said "I'm a leader, not a reader" -- paraphrasing a politician from "The Simpsons Movie" who declares "I was elected to lead.  Not to read."

By all rights, it should indeed be possible for a Republican to win the White House in 2012, and yet, with all this yoyoing -- "It's Palin!  No -- it's Trump!  No -- it's Perry!  No -- it's Cain!  No -- it's Gingrich!" -- and each frontrunner managing to shoot himself in the foot, Ann Coulter's prediction that they'll run Romney and lose could come to pass anyway.  If this is true, then in future history the GOP may be remembered best in this time for the performance art of Herman Cain.  Just wait and see what his next cultural cross-reference will be.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 21, 2011, 03:44:46 AM
Cain as performance artist? Perhaps. I just think he's on some high-quality weed. Good thing is, if he ever gets the munchies, he has a pizza place on speed-dial.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 21, 2011, 04:18:39 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on November 21, 2011, 07:44:12 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 22, 2011, 08:13:50 AM
:)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 22, 2011, 09:08:23 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on November 22, 2011, 11:57:08 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 24, 2011, 05:53:36 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: MasterDragonfly on December 01, 2011, 01:54:05 AM
It's actually a good rule (though I've never heard it that long before) and he was replying to a sign featuring the word THEIF.

I think PregNut was using 'weird' not so much to question the rule of "'i' before 'e' except after 'c'", as much as to illustrate the classic exception to said rule.

Meaning that perhaps the rule should be revised to say "'i' before 'e' except after 'c', except for 'weird' which is just weird". ;)

Master "and the next exception to the rule will be along in 3... 2... 1..." Dragonfly
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on December 01, 2011, 03:36:59 AM
Use "I" before "E"
Except after "C"
Or when sounded like "AY"
as in "Neighbor" and "Weigh"
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on December 06, 2011, 12:52:02 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on December 14, 2011, 12:35:09 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on December 15, 2011, 12:07:14 AM
There are more than 100 million people in Africa who have never used a toilet.

There are more than 1 billion people in China who have never eaten a Big Mac.

There are more than 1 million lawyers in the US who have never used their ethics.

There are more than 400 Congressmen in DC who have never used their brains
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on December 16, 2011, 07:31:32 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on December 16, 2011, 10:47:35 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on December 19, 2011, 04:20:16 PM
The Iraq War is over. Mission accomplished.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on December 23, 2011, 02:09:42 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on December 23, 2011, 11:25:36 PM
"Hey, wadda expect, I'm an ass man!" ::)

Oops! Sorry I made one tiny mistake in quoting the congressman. :-[

Here's the correct quote:

"Hey, wadda expect, I'm an ass, man!"  :o

;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on December 24, 2011, 09:10:55 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on December 26, 2011, 11:49:31 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on December 27, 2011, 09:34:08 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on December 29, 2011, 07:47:07 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on December 29, 2011, 07:54:11 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on January 04, 2012, 12:08:48 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: CarlTL on January 04, 2012, 01:44:09 AM
Liberty and Justice for all...indeed
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on January 05, 2012, 09:15:31 AM
 ???
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on January 08, 2012, 02:41:40 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on January 11, 2012, 12:22:04 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 14, 2012, 07:00:25 PM
CNN: "Stephen Colbert must be stopped!" (http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/14/opinion/obeidallah-colbert-danger/index.html?hpt=hp_c3)

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Stephen Colbert -- host of "The Colbert Report" and unabashed right wing radical -- is now considering running for President of the United States of America.

Simply put: Colbert must be stopped! He is an existential threat to our way of life and to the exceptional nature of our nation.

I know some will dismiss the threat posed by Colbert -- these apologists will defend him as "harmless" or say he's no more than "a charismatic speaker" -- but that is exactly what they said about Hitler....

And not only are Colbert's views on the radical fringe of American society, I don't trust him. Why? Because his positions on the issues have remained constant. He doesn't waver or have multiple opinions on the same issue.

In contrast, a person like Mitt Romney has evolved over time and has been on both sides of issues like abortion, gay marriage and health insurance. (Romney should embrace this with the campaign slogan: "Me, too!")

Colbert has only two qualities I like: 1. He's a friend of Jon Stewart and 2. He has good hair. Besides that, he is a danger to our Republic.

And let's not forget that Colbert admitted that he makes up facts to support his own political arguments, as he gleefully boasted once: "I can't prove it, but I can say it."

America cannot afford a man with the views of Stephen Colbert running our nation. Colbert doesn't belong in the White House, instead he belongs on basic cable right before reruns of "Scrubs."

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 16, 2012, 10:13:07 PM
Brilliant.

Colbert Super PAC declares Mitt "Corporations are people, my friend" Romney to be a serial killer (http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/405930/january-15-2012/colbert-super-pac-ad---attack-in-b-minor-for-strings)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on January 22, 2012, 10:15:52 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on January 24, 2012, 11:54:27 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on January 25, 2012, 05:46:53 PM
.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on January 28, 2012, 01:41:56 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on January 28, 2012, 02:03:28 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on January 30, 2012, 12:17:02 AM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 31, 2012, 05:25:13 AM
Clueless hypocritical clown, meet Ali G.

Da Ali G Show: "Newt Gingrich" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kEaef07rD6c)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on January 31, 2012, 06:49:29 AM
 :D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on January 31, 2012, 10:04:36 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on February 02, 2012, 07:38:22 PM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on February 03, 2012, 03:28:40 AM
Mitt Romney: "We don't need to worry about the poor, since they have a safety net."

W...T...F.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: "Mitt Romney on the Poor" (http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-february-1-2012/indecision-2012---mitt-romney-on-the-poor)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on February 05, 2012, 05:36:00 AM
Gimme a beat! (http://www.youtube.com/v/ayjveh5X_VY&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on February 05, 2012, 11:33:51 PM
 :-\
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on February 07, 2012, 08:30:39 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on February 10, 2012, 01:15:14 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on February 10, 2012, 09:26:28 AM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on February 14, 2012, 11:56:27 PM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on February 15, 2012, 12:04:57 AM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on February 20, 2012, 01:52:31 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on February 22, 2012, 03:24:02 AM
...and this is the reason why I don't like remakes.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on March 01, 2012, 07:19:26 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 04, 2012, 05:00:38 PM
"These fools gave Iran its first-ever Oscar, which means they finally have the vital gold-plated core necessary to arm a nuclear bomb."

 -- Stephen Colbert (http://on.cc.com/zO4ApB)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on March 07, 2012, 01:32:36 AM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: CarlTL on March 11, 2012, 03:07:14 AM
http://www.onthecampaigntrail.org/ (http://www.onthecampaigntrail.org/)

Not going to say anything to avoid spoiling the funny.  ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on March 11, 2012, 04:41:10 PM
Usually the more explanation required, the less funny. But this is a picture of Matt Romney an his wife Laurie, dressed as Todd and Sarah Palin.

For last Halloween.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on March 13, 2012, 12:14:59 AM
You too can speak like a politician on campaign!

http://phrasegenerator.com/politics
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on March 13, 2012, 12:39:44 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on March 13, 2012, 02:15:41 AM
I never realized how much Gerry Ford looked like a hobbitt...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 13, 2012, 07:53:23 AM
I can't wait for this damn primary season to end.

Gingrich was trying to diss Romney for being such a weak candidate despite being the anointed frontrunner, to which he replied (paraphrasing) "If I'm so weak, and yet I'm the frontrunner, imagine how bad the rest of the field must be" :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on March 14, 2012, 01:39:32 AM
 So should we all.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on March 14, 2012, 02:54:13 AM
gOOb, the news say Mississippi is in a three-way tonight.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on March 14, 2012, 12:25:28 PM
gOOb, the news say Mississippi is in a three-way tonight.
Yeah, it`s pretty kinky.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on March 14, 2012, 10:48:25 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: mcgarp on March 16, 2012, 07:57:03 AM
This is not funny, such a narrow view on a topic that interests most of us is alarming.  I don't know much about politics but if Santorum is this out of wack, we need to make sure he doesn't see the light of day!
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/rick-santorum-wants-ban-hardcore-pornography-222833811.html
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on March 25, 2012, 02:26:52 AM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 26, 2012, 07:02:19 AM
It's a political cartoon about a very unfunny subject: the murder of Trayvon Martin.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on March 26, 2012, 08:08:46 PM
I heard on the news Dick Cheney got a new heart on Saturday. :-\

The former VP had been on the transplant list for two years before a compatible organ could be located.

The doctors were very concerned about rejection, but not the normal kind in transplant surgeries. ::)

They were worried the heart would reject Mr. Cheney. :o :P ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on March 27, 2012, 12:10:14 AM
Cheney Receives Heart Transplant; Bush Still on Waiting List for Brain (http://www.borowitzreport.com/2012/03/25/cheney-receives-heart-transplant-bush-still-on-waiting-list-for-brain/)

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on March 27, 2012, 07:30:41 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 01, 2012, 12:47:31 AM
Newt Gingrich calls people who ride the New York subway "elitist"; Bill Maher sets him straight (http://youtu.be/tnqJ4bMLXZ8).
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 03, 2012, 07:21:43 AM
It's all about jobs...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 04, 2012, 08:47:47 AM
If only...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on April 04, 2012, 09:29:41 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 09, 2012, 05:43:50 AM
It took some time for the picture show up, so I only had the filename to go by...and I was expecting a Doonesbury cartoon :)

Anyways, you gotta love The Onion...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 10, 2012, 12:09:57 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 11, 2012, 12:02:18 AM
Oh man...my dick still leaps at the sight of Little Annie Fanny! :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on April 11, 2012, 07:49:57 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: DruulEmpire on April 11, 2012, 01:28:45 PM
I think it was sometime last week that I was catching MSNBC and Howard Fineman (who hails not just from my city but my neighborhood) likened Santorum to the Black Knight in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" -- you know, the one who gets his arm hacked off by Arthur but says "It's only a flesh wound" and keeps going till he has no arms and legs and only then says "Right, we'll call it a draw."  At least Santorum got out while he still had an arm to crawl around with.  Anyhow, I'd love to see someone do a Python tribute based on this.

V to 6 below: I can believe it.  "Reeeck San-torrrrr-um!"  "Yes, whatever the hell you're talking about, YES!"
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: number3fac on April 11, 2012, 10:20:07 PM
I enjoyed the brief reference made by Sofia Vergara in her opening monologue on SNL: her accent can make anything sound sexy, even "Rick Santorum".
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on April 12, 2012, 02:20:06 AM
Conservative Bedtime Stories (http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2012/04/conservative-bedtime-stories.html) by Tom McNichol

Quote
Once upon a time there were three little pigs. When the time came for them to enter the free market, their mother, who was still married to their father and therefore happier and more successful than the divorced swine in the neighborhood, told them, "Whatever you build in the world, make it as good as you can. And if possible, use other peoples' money...."

But the third pig purchased a basket of collateralized debt obligations tied to subprime mortgage-backed securities and then got out of the market just before housing prices collapsed because of all the money the F.H.A. had foolishly lent to pigs who had no business buying houses in the first place. With the profits from the C.D.O.s, shielded from excessive government taxation by a series of perfectly legal multi-layer transactions that routed the assets through a shell company in the Cayman Islands, the third pig built his house out of sturdy bricks.




Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 15, 2012, 04:48:53 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on April 15, 2012, 11:46:57 PM
 :P
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 16, 2012, 03:08:00 AM
Current tweets from @sidebooborg:

"I am sad to say that @BarackObama has stopped following me. I blame Michelle. Nobody can REALLY resist sideboob."
12:48 PM, 14 Apr 2012 (https://twitter.com/#!/sidebooborg/status/191206418811060224)

"@Neokitty69 It made me chuckle for sure. I just hope some intern didn't get in trouble for following the account or something."
12:58 PM, 14 Apr 2012 (https://twitter.com/#!/sidebooborg/status/191208934323920898)

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 16, 2012, 07:14:08 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on April 18, 2012, 02:02:46 AM
Choosing a candidate for vice president is like making a buddy cop movie...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 18, 2012, 02:49:54 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 20, 2012, 03:41:47 AM
Ted Nugent: "If Barack Obama is elected, I'll either be dead or in jail this time next year." (http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/18/opinion/granderson-nugent/index.html)

Seth MacFarlane: "America's Top Tools: 1) drill 2) socket wrench 3) Ted Nugent" (https://twitter.com/#!/SethMacFarlane/status/193037560094789632)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 20, 2012, 07:33:05 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on April 20, 2012, 08:22:17 PM
 :o
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 22, 2012, 01:47:05 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on April 22, 2012, 08:00:30 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 23, 2012, 09:14:34 PM
funny politics
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 24, 2012, 11:35:13 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 26, 2012, 03:30:35 AM
Damn right.

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: "President Barack Obama Slow Jams the News" (http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/Slow-Jam-The-News-with-Barack-Obama-42412/1398195)


Although I think one of the best-ever SJtN episodes was this one:

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: "Raising The Debt Ceiling" (http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/slow-jam-the-news-72911/1343955/)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 26, 2012, 06:44:11 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on April 28, 2012, 01:07:50 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Hark on April 28, 2012, 01:31:11 AM
Great letter, but a camera pic of a monitor always sucks.   ???
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 28, 2012, 08:28:46 PM
God Save The Queen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhyYgnhhKFw&feature=youtu.be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhyYgnhhKFw&feature=youtu.be)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 29, 2012, 01:59:42 AM
Be sure and check out the rebuttal from a republican (i.e. one who wants the United Kingdom to become a republic and not a monarchy):

"Why "The True Cost of the Royal Family Explained" is wrong, a shorter version" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2IO5ifWKdw&rel=0)

And speaking of prostitutes...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on April 29, 2012, 07:27:58 AM

And speaking of prostitutes...

As I understand it, the price argument was that he offered $40 and she wanted $150. Personally, I would consider $150 to be a bargain!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 29, 2012, 06:20:12 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 02, 2012, 07:50:01 AM
As I understand it, the price argument was that he offered $40 and she wanted $150. Personally, I would consider $150 to be a bargain!

Yeah, haggling over the price like that is just bad form.

Anyhoo...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: tommyboyddd on May 06, 2012, 03:03:55 PM
http://themonkeycage.org/blog/2012/05/04/death-star-no-thank-you/
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on May 07, 2012, 12:20:27 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 07, 2012, 05:15:37 AM
I'm thisclose to writing in Ron Jeremy in this year's presidential election :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on May 10, 2012, 05:48:15 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on May 10, 2012, 07:52:54 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on May 11, 2012, 01:33:17 AM
Keith Judd is serving 17 years in a federal prison in Texas.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: DruulEmpire on May 11, 2012, 01:23:28 PM
Well, that's West Virginia for you.  I know, I was born there.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on May 19, 2012, 12:09:25 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on May 20, 2012, 12:29:57 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on May 23, 2012, 03:26:25 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on May 24, 2012, 04:32:19 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on June 03, 2012, 05:44:42 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 03, 2012, 06:11:00 PM
^^^ LOL ^^^

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on June 06, 2012, 04:30:43 PM
Reported in the news today was a story about Mitt's email account being hacked. Now such a thing doesn't surprise me given the natural of the times we all live in. :-\

But I found it highly ironic when it was reported the hacker allegedly pulled this off by answering the security question, "What's the name of your favorite pet?" :o

So does anybody else notice a certain karmic symmetry in all of this, like I do? ::) ??? :P
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: tommyboyddd on June 09, 2012, 01:11:41 AM
http://brianthill.com/2012/06/06/post-24-drone-strike-the-jobless/
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: tommyboyddd on June 11, 2012, 09:42:59 PM
http://www.cynical-c.com/2012/06/10/romney-struggles-to-identify-a-chocolate-doughnut/
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on June 14, 2012, 02:07:21 AM
Decision 2012:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 21, 2012, 06:43:38 AM
Hmmmm...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: mcgarp on June 22, 2012, 05:49:38 AM
Ha I like the solar power thing, I think that is so true.  I work for a city government as a cop.  My boss and I were driving by a building that had recently installed solar panels that were going to give the majority of the power the building needs.  The property owners had to get permission from the city council to put up the panels.  My boss, who isn't the brightest bulb, informed me that the city should have vetoed the panels.  I asked why and his reply was because it was taking away money from the city on utility commission.  His way of saying this was a bit more dumbed down, but that is what he said.  I didn't even have a reply because I can't call my boss a moron.  Guess he isn't into the "green" movement, or rational thought.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: DruulEmpire on June 22, 2012, 10:57:04 AM
What's great is that this cartoon is about thirty years old.  What's bad is how pertinent it remains.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Palomine on June 22, 2012, 02:31:22 PM
Ha I like the solar power thing, I think that is so true.  I work for a city government as a cop.  My boss and I were driving by a building that had recently installed solar panels that were going to give the majority of the power the building needs.  The property owners had to get permission from the city council to put up the panels.  My boss, who isn't the brightest bulb, informed me that the city should have vetoed the panels.  I asked why and his reply was because it was taking away money from the city on utility commission.  His way of saying this was a bit more dumbed down, but that is what he said.  I didn't even have a reply because I can't call my boss a moron.  Guess he isn't into the "green" movement, or rational thought.

Not to come off like an eco-weenie, but of course I agree with you.

Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels to produce electricity have dropped significantly in price over the past couple of decades, and when their purchase/installation is subsidized to some reasonable extent, a strong case can be made for their use in many instances (my home has been completely solar powered for almost 10 years now and the system has paid for itself by this point... it's also saved about 40 tons of pollution from being pumped into the air, but I won't bore anyone with such trivial details ;)).

Before anyone points to my 'subsidized' qualifier and gets all foamy at the mouth, screaming 'Aha! It's not economically viable if it can't compete without public subsidies!' let me point out the obvious fact that still seems to elude just about every talking head who's ever appeared on Faux Nooz: the fossil fuel industry has (and continues to) enjoy/ed untold billions in direct tax breaks/other monetary incentives/absolution for its financial impact on public health and the environment for decades... so, if you think that the relatively low price you pay at the pump for a gallon of gas in the U.S. (or a KWH of electricity from a coal-fired power plant) is an actual real-world retail price free of subsidies, you're either woefully misinformed or willfully ignorant.

What irks me so much more than ignoring facts to support an otherwise unsustainable position (like your boss) is the staunch opposition in some quarters to the very idea of energy conservation. If you want to believe that solar panels are the devil's toy and inherently anti-capitalist, or are opposed to wind power or biomass or hybrid cars or recycling or whatever as a matter of principle or belief, why must so many pundits also crap all over the concept that there's benefit in simply using no more power (or resources) than is necessary? To hear some folks talk about it, America's longstanding habit of over-consumption is not just our patriotic duty, but also a God-given right. We're a relatively small fraction of the world's population, yet we use a wildly disproportionate percentage of the world's energy and resources (and produce way more pollution per capita too). Whenever I've brought this up, I often get the same reaction that McGarp's boss would likely give: 'if I don't use lots of stuff (energy/new products/outsourced services) all the time, it'll hurt the jobs of those who provide those goods and services.' Again, it's not seeing the entire forest because of the tree standing right in front of you, and this sort of blissfully ignorant myopia is depressing :-[ and frustrating. >:( The fact that such idiocy is so often wrapped in the false flag of patriotism (and/or quasi-religious superiority/entitlement) doesn't make it any easier to swallow. :-X

This is analogous to all the holier-than-thou railing and wailing against the proposed cuts to the U.S. defense budget, often using the same twisted logic described above: job protection... as well as the 'national defense' canard too of course. Depending on how you count, America outspends the next 20 to 30 countries combined on its military... even though most of those 20-30 nations also happen to be our allies. Yet, when some modest, common-sense reductions are suggested in light of the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression, various politicians and analysts and commentators and just-plain-folks get all red-faced and full of righteous indignation about how such cutbacks would imperil our very existence. It's patently absurd: even if every proposed cut were implemented, we'd still spend an order of magnitude more on defense than the next bunch of countries combined. As if that wouldn't possibly be enough. ::)

It's all sort of surreal... this embracing of tunnel vision... of short-term thinking... the voluntary (and apparently cherished) practice of ignoring scientific fact, common sense and anything resembling the bigger picture.

Alright, I'll shut up now.



Added later after I was shut up for a few hours ;): coincidentally, I just saw on the news today that Germany (the 5th or 6th largest economy in the world and a manufacturing super-power whose citizens enjoy a high average standard of living) is currently getting 20% of its entire power needs from renewable sources (primarily wind and solar). That's compared to just a percent or two here in the U.S. I wonder if those so opposed to increasing the percentage of energy obtained from renewable sources in America think that Germany has more land, sun or wind than we do. ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: mcgarp on June 24, 2012, 10:53:03 AM
Wow Pal, that was a very well thought out response to my silly little story of my naive boss.  I tend to think I'm fairly intelligent, but maybe I am only intelligient compared to the folks in my small little community, filled with people who think like my boss! 
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: DruulEmpire on June 24, 2012, 11:51:37 AM
The world has what I tend to call "pond whales."  (I tried coining the term here some time ago but it never seemed to catch on.)  This is the idea of the big fish in the little pond.  A pond whale isn't necessarily a bad person, but perhaps a little too comfortable for his or her own good.  Knowing that a lot of people tend to place a high value on someone who happens to be an acquaintance or in their immediate neighborhood, a pond whale establishes a reputation within a small set group as someone to go to for all the answers.  If you're lucky, your pond whale may indeed be good for a lot of answers -- but then again, he or she may not.  Remember that guy Heene, the guy who had that whole little "balloon boy" scare going a couple of years ago when his son was allegedly hiding inside some big stray balloon?  He was the kind of guy who impressed his neighbors as being some great scientist -- but any scrutiny from outside could show that he was not.  He had a "series" on Youtube that was pretty wretched.  I take Heene as a classic pond whale.

Mind you, I'm always hoping that some obscure and eccentric visionary somewhere in some tiny corner of the world is piecing things together in a way that may truly revolutionize our world.  I hope for that -- but at exactly the same time I keep my eyes open for the pond whales, for guys like the "self-taught physicist" Joseph Newman who once made it onto the Tonight Show to talk with Johnny Carson.  It all depends on what you want and feel that you need.  If really all you want is to chew the fat with some friends and stick with jokes you know everyone in your group will always laugh at, then a pond whale may be all you need.  But if you ever want to keep challenging yourself, then you need to keep looking to a farther horizon.  Yes, the world is filled with a lot of stupid fads, and headlong progress with no idea of where it's going, and critics and enemies and all kinds of irresponsible ideas -- but if you want to keep honing an idea to its finest point, then the truth, regardless of how dumb "The X-Files" was, does indeed tend to be out there.  And who knows, perhaps the ocean whales aren't really all that much smarter after all than the pond whales.  But at least you get to see the ocean.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: YS on June 24, 2012, 09:42:54 PM
@Palomine....
Problem with solar is that it's not cheap to store the energy. Unless the panel is in an area with no clouds, power output will fluctuate.
It all comes down to numbers, and there.. I'm not convinced nuclear isn't better. It provides stable, predictable output.

Cost of a system where you not only have unpredictable amounts of power, you also have to have huge energy storage facilities and more massive transmission grid.. to cope with demand. And there, you only have ~50% efficiency at best, meaning any stored energy is twice as expensive as energy from nuclear, hydro or coal.

^^so, it's very hard to compute the numbers... and people often don't want to.

BTW...someone counted the dead, and the most dangerous source of energy is coal. Between dead coal miners, their diseases and dirty air..

Doesn't matter what is better: nuclear power is not easy to understand, therefore, people fear it disproportionately. Humans are not rational, but rationalizing in general.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Palomine on June 24, 2012, 11:07:17 PM
@Palomine....
Problem with solar is that it's not cheap to store the energy. Unless the panel is in an area with no clouds, power output will fluctuate.
It all comes down to numbers, and there.. I'm not convinced nuclear isn't better. It provides stable, predictable output.

Cost of a system where you not only have unpredictable amounts of power, you also have to have huge energy storage facilities and more massive transmission grid.. to cope with demand. And there, you only have ~50% efficiency at best, meaning any stored energy is twice as expensive as energy from nuclear, hydro or coal.

^^so, it's very hard to compute the numbers... and people often don't want to.

BTW...someone counted the dead, and the most dangerous source of energy is coal. Between dead coal miners, their diseases and dirty air..

Doesn't matter what is better: nuclear power is not easy to understand, therefore, people fear it disproportionately. Humans are not rational, but rationalizing in general.

I'm not anti-nuclear... heck, I'm not even an anti-fossil-fuels absolutist because I know that realistically, we'll need a variety of power sources for many decades to come. However, the regulatory hurdles associated with building new nuclear power plants along with the (justifiably high) insurance/liability concerns and costs mean that the U.S. will probably not see France or (pre-Fukishima) Japan percentages of its power coming from nuclear... at least not in our lifetimes. And then there's the matter of what to do with the nuclear waste, which remains a political problem, if not a technical one. Finally, historically the myth of nuclear providing cheap power turned out to be just that: a myth... the price per KWH doesn't undercut that of fossil fuels due to the extremely high costs of building and operating nuclear plants... so, it's not a magic bullet for a variety of reasons. Of course, it has killed far fewer people than coal-derived power as you rightly point out, so there's that. :)

Yes, solar (and wind and tidal) are not steady-state sources of power, and creating systems to store the power they generate adds cost and complexity... again, that's why we need a combination of different sources (despite my home producing far more power than I need, I remain connected to the power grid due to the burdens that a large battery system involves... when I can add a fuel cell and hydrogen storage tank for $5K, then I'll get off the grid). Conceivably, renewables could satisfy a significant portion of the American demand for electricity (whether via distributed (home) or centralized (power station) methods) particularly when demands for power are highest (summer days). And come night-time, a greater percentage of the power can then come from traditional (fossil fueled) plants. However, with less than a couple percent of U.S. power coming from renewables, and our national power grid so antiquated, no amount of good intentions or wishful thinking is going to change the fact that we're way behind Germany and other nations in terms of diversifying our energy portfolio. I won't bore anyone here with a discussion of why that lack of diversification (i.e.: our overwheming dependence on fossil fuels in general, and on imported oil in particular) is a concern when it comes to our economic development and to our national security.

Unlike most professional politicians, I spend time thinking about what the world will be like farther down the road than just the next election cycle... 10, 20 or 50 years from now. I'd like to see average Americans able to continue to enjoy a decent standard of living well into the future, despite the changing world we live in. That's why it's so irksome when people choose to ignore realities... to deny scientific fact and even simple common sense when doing so suits their personal political and/or religious beliefs. ??? >:(
 
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: mcgarp on June 25, 2012, 09:50:43 AM
Ha, I like the pond whale thing!
Sincerely,
One Ball (Pond Whale) McGarp!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: DruulEmpire on June 25, 2012, 10:05:03 PM
Speaking of whales in ponds -- nothing clogs a place up like this uberspammer Paclatii. >:(
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on June 25, 2012, 10:18:24 PM


Unlike most professional politicians, I spend time thinking about what the world will be like farther down the road than just the next election cycle... 10, 20 or 50 years from now. I'd like to see average Americans able to continue to enjoy a decent standard of living well into the future, despite the changing world we live in. That's why it's so irksome when people choose to ignore realities... to deny scientific fact and even simple common sense when doing so suits their personal political and/or religious beliefs. ??? >:(
 

This is one of the reasons I tend to prefer politicians who are actively involved in raising chidren; they tend to have a 20-year timeline instead of a two-year timeline. This year's Republican presidential crop was particularly disappointing; the Dunning-Kruger Effect was much in evidence.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TysonWarm on June 27, 2012, 03:57:54 AM
There was an editorial in our local paper about the Keystone pipeline.  I live in the state that is most affected by the pipeline, I have no problem with it.  But the Obama adminstration has been sitting on it for years now and they still have no clue what to do.  



Getting caught up in U.S. presidential politics can be risky for any foreign government. For the government of friendly, reliable Canada, it's been an ongoing exercise in frustration.  Canada is blessed with massive oil reserves in and around its landlocked province of Alberta. To make the most of its oil-sands wealth, Canada needs to get the product to market. America, naturally, is the handiest potential customer.

The Keystone XL Pipeline would bring Canadian oil from Alberta to Nebraska, where it would continue on to U.S. refineries near the Gulf of Mexico. Keystone would go a long way toward solving the problem of what to do with all that potentially lucrative and useful oil piling up in the northern reaches of North America. The U.S. could use it, that's for sure.

In a sop to its eco-green political base, though, the administration of President Barack Obama blocked the Keystone pipeline in January. Now the project is under review again at the U.S. State Department, which has jurisdiction because the pipeline would cross our border with Canada. Last week, the diplomats announced plans to make a final decision on the project by the first quarter of 2013 — a date that not coincidentally puts off the issue until after the Nov. 6 election.

How convenient for the president and his re-election strategists!

To everyone else, though, this is ridiculous: The project has been under review for more than four years. The only remaining question involves a short stretch of what would be a large-scale, job-creating boon to the nation's energy infrastructure. The administration owes TransCanada, the company seeking to build the pipeline, a timely decision.

Consider how the latest roadblock came to be: The original route of the pipeline crossed a portion of the sparsely populated Nebraska Sandhills that sits over the massive Ogallala aquifer. Fear-mongers who opposed the project — mostly because they oppose the use of fossil fuels in general — managed to gin up concern that an important underground source of fresh water would be at risk of pollution.

It's a phony issue. More than 15,000 miles of pipeline already crisscross the aquifer in seven states, with no dire consequences to date. Keystone, engineered to the most modern standards, likely would be the safest of all.

Because of the political scrutiny the project has endured, the pipeline is being overbuilt to guard against practically any foreseeable mishap. It would be buried extra-deep in the ground, for instance, and equipped with higher-than-normal numbers of remote-controlled shut-off valves. The company has agreed to a rigorous regimen of pipeline inspections — a costly exercise that would be better aimed at older, less-advanced systems. And pipelines, remember, are by far the safest way to move oil cross-country, much more so than rail or truck transport.

The facts hardly matter, however. TransCanada agreed to sidestep the bogus water fears by rerouting roughly 90 miles of pipeline. That small section is the only part that hasn't received minute inquiry from the affected states and the federal government. It simply shouldn't take the better part of a year to make a decision. We suspect, however, that no amount of diplomacy or common sense will get the job done before the election.

For a while, we thought high gasoline prices might do the trick. Republicans were gearing up this spring to channel public anger over sticker-shock at the pump into a call for action on Keystone. The recent decline in the cost of gas has bought the president some breathing room, unfortunately.

Yet the administration might have less room to maneuver than commonly supposed.

Canadian government officials and energy companies are seeking alternatives for bringing their nation's booming oil output to market. The Keystone XL bottleneck gives them a huge financial incentive to do so. Canadian crude sells at a discount of $20 or greater per barrel compared with the same oil in more accessible parts of the world. As the U.S. dithers, Canada is accelerating three separate pipeline proposals — two traveling westbound toward the Pacific coast, the other eastbound to a tanker port in Maine.

As a practical matter, those projects could divert oil supplies away from U.S. markets. Yet for Americans they are no substitute for Keystone XL. The U.S. Gulf Coast is home to dozens of refineries eager to replace declining imports from Mexico and Venezuela. The U.S. needs this pipeline as much as Canada does.

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 27, 2012, 01:55:15 PM
"Give Mitt Romney credit. He is a job creator -- in Singapore, in China, in India..."

-- Vice-President Joe Biden
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on June 27, 2012, 09:55:42 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 29, 2012, 05:11:51 AM
This picture of Pelosi and Boehner was taken the day before the Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Health Care Act, and yet...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: tommyboyddd on June 29, 2012, 07:54:20 PM
http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/people-moving-to-canada-because-of-obamacare
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Palomine on June 29, 2012, 09:14:31 PM
http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/people-moving-to-canada-because-of-obamacare

That's pretty funny! :D Only dolts who are easily fear-mongered and blindly parrot 'their views' would claim to be moving to Canada after yesterday's SCOTUS ruling... don't they know that Canada actually has a publicly funded (aka 'socialized') healthcare system? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_care_in_Canada Jeez, 5 seconds of googling could have told any one of those sheeple that Canada is pretty much exactly the kind of society they claim to be afraid of here in the States.

Human stupidity really knows no bounds, but Faux Nooz viewers still manage to push those limits. ;)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on June 29, 2012, 09:27:08 PM
That's pretty funny! :D Only dolts who are easily fear-mongered and blindly parrot 'their views' would claim to be moving to Canada after yesterday's SCOTUS ruling... don't they know that Canada actually has a publicly funded (aka 'socialized') healthcare system? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_care_in_Canada Jeez, 5 seconds of googling could have told any one of those sheeple that Canada is pretty much exactly the kind of society they claim to be afraid of here in the States.

Human stupidity really knows no bounds, but Faux Nooz viewers still manage to push those limits. ;)

It is especially funny because 1) No unlicensed firearms are allowed; 2) Anyone convicted of **92** driving (i.e., G.W. Bush and Dick Cheney) are not allowed in; and 3) Fox News is banned in Canada.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 03, 2012, 04:40:25 PM
That last one is reason enough to move to Canada...let's not forget Molson beer :)

As for the Buzzfeed thread, I would wager that 50% of those chaps were being facetious -- but it's the 50% who are serious that should be watched carefully :)

And courtesy of George Takei:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: number3fac on July 24, 2012, 07:16:06 AM
A candidate all Americans want to see more of:

http://www.youtube.com/v/rflOhKgN6b4
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on July 24, 2012, 07:54:59 AM
A candidate all Americans want to see more of:

http://www.youtube.com/v/rflOhKgN6b4

"I am you...but with bigger tits!"
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on July 24, 2012, 07:58:31 AM


Human stupidity really knows no bounds, but Faux Nooz viewers still manage to push those limits. ;)

That makes me think of the quotation attributed to Einstein: "There is a difference between genius and stupidity--Genius has its limits."
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: DruulEmpire on July 24, 2012, 11:12:54 AM
AMERICA, WE HAVE A THIRD PARTY.  All it needs is the right name ...

Christine O'Donnell had this coming.

I think some may argue about how "clean" her alternative energy is -- but I won't.

I appreciated "Her hand got tired."

She needs to face down Tina Fey in a Palin-off.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on July 26, 2012, 11:40:37 PM
Romney's VP?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on July 27, 2012, 12:02:19 AM
Romney's VP?

I don't supose he asked you, rtpoe?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on July 30, 2012, 01:21:04 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on July 30, 2012, 05:19:02 PM
Romney's VP?
I don't know. :-\ 
Would having a running mate, who's white, rich, and will change his view on an issue with each roll of the dice, benefit Mitt? ??? :o :P
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on July 31, 2012, 03:32:34 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 01, 2012, 08:57:34 AM
 ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: solvegas on August 01, 2012, 01:02:32 PM
::) ::) ::)


No wars ? Tell that to the Serbians.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Robin_K on August 01, 2012, 04:18:36 PM
We were at war with the Serbs under Clinton? How did I ever miss that?!

Oh, that's right. I didn't.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 02, 2012, 01:21:20 AM
No wars that we started for oil and under false pretenses, he means ;)



Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 02, 2012, 01:41:14 AM
The Onion strikes again...

"Mitt Romney Soars In Polls After Leaving The Country"

WASHINGTON—According to a newly released USA Today/Gallup poll, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's favorability has surged to 64 percent since he left the country Wednesday for a three-nation overseas trip. "Once Gov. Romney was no longer within the borders of the United States and was instead many thousands of miles away from American voters, his popularity immediately spiked across almost all demographics," said political analyst Mark Halperin, noting that the electorate has been invigorated by Romney's complete absence from campaign events, rallies, and town hall meetings. "It seems that the farther away Romney travels, the more people like him. By the time his plane touches down in Israel, I wouldn't be surprised if his favorability rating isn't somewhere in the high 70s." Experts were quick to note the number remains well below Romney’s historical high of 89 percent, reached in February 2008 when the former Massachusetts governor announced his withdrawal from that year's presidential race.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 02, 2012, 03:11:31 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 03, 2012, 07:01:37 AM
Never thought I would say this, but...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on August 04, 2012, 03:28:28 AM
It had to be done
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 04, 2012, 09:19:55 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 05, 2012, 11:51:52 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 05, 2012, 11:38:08 PM
That does explain a lot...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 17, 2012, 08:33:53 AM
Voting against your best interests. It may save the Republicans. Maybe.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 19, 2012, 10:56:02 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 23, 2012, 06:14:20 AM
Game, set, match.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 23, 2012, 07:18:57 AM
PUSSY RIOT

"Topless woman cuts down Kiev cross for Pussy Riot" (http://www.timeslive.co.za/entertainment/2012/08/17/topless-woman-cuts-down-kiev-cross-for-pussy-riot?service=print)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 23, 2012, 09:10:31 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 31, 2012, 07:51:36 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on September 01, 2012, 02:48:13 AM
EASTWOOD NOMINATES EMPTY CHAIR AS REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT

Tampa (RNN): In a move that surprised everyone at the Republican National Convention, Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood nominated an empty chair as their candidate for President. Citing its “unblemished reputation” and “sturdy construction”, Eastwood said in a rambling speech that the metal and plastic chair symbolized small business, the construction industry, and was something that would readily serve all Americans.

Governor Mitt Romney stated that while the chair was a fine representative of Republican values, he questioned its ability to create jobs, reduce the deficit, strengthen the military, and lower taxes at the same time. He also challenged the chair to pledge to repeal “Obamacare”. Other prominent Republicans echoed his views. Newt Gingrich challenged the chair to a series of debates; Gov. Chris Christie noted that the chair, while strong, was possibly not large enough to serve everyone.

A number of delegates we heard to comment to the effect that even an empty chair was better than the Socialist Muslim Non-Citizen currently occupying the White House.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 02, 2012, 05:29:31 PM
How much you wanna bet that Dirty Harry was a mole for the Obama team, to try and highlight just how out of touch and unfocused the Republicans are in this election? I mean, come on.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 02, 2012, 05:33:45 PM
Mediate: Jon Stewart basks in the glory of Clint Eastwood's "Fistful of Awesome" (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/09/01/in-a-friday-night-special-jon-stewart-celebrates-clint-eastwoods-fistful-of-awesome/)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 02, 2012, 07:08:27 PM
"The Republican philosophy: America is a company, corporations are people, the president is a chair."

-- Michael Moore
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Palomine on September 03, 2012, 04:47:49 PM
Not exactly new news, but there's an impressive correlation between 'Red' states (traditionally condemning 'big government' support, social programs and anything non-Republican/not fiscally 'conservative') and those states that historically receive more in actual financial support from the Federal government than they contribute back to the U.S. in tax revenue. Such handout hypocrisy is hardly news, but I bet it would come as a surprise to many Red state residents.

It brings new meaning to the phrase 'in the red.' ;)

BTW: perennially Blue California, despite all its fiscal woes and its enormous population (1 out of every 9 Americans is a Californian) gives the US more $ than it gets back in support. In many Red states (and almost all southern Red states) it's the exact opposite: they take more (in some cases far more) than they give. But God forbid the Federal government should do anything to help poor and middle-class folks who can't afford health care... that would be a 'handout' and not the job of government. ::)

Info from The Economist: http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2011/08/americas-fiscal-union

Prompted by this very funny recent segment on the Daily Show: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/fri-august-31-2012/rnc-2012---the-road-to-jeb-bush-2016---the-best-f--king-news-team-ever-audits-america

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 03, 2012, 09:30:43 PM
Note to the Romney camp: when the guy who introduces you to the audience at your own convention gets more social media and mainstream media buzz than you do...You're Doing It Wrong.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on September 06, 2012, 12:59:03 AM
And now....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 06, 2012, 01:16:10 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 07, 2012, 10:18:22 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 10, 2012, 01:32:49 AM
 Get your motor runnin'
Head out on the highway
Lookin' for adventure
And whatever comes our way
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: DruulEmpire on September 10, 2012, 01:44:11 AM
You sound like you miss Huntsman. ;D ;)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 10, 2012, 05:17:46 AM
Can't wait for the debates...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 11, 2012, 03:41:02 AM
YouTube: Alphacat: "I Don't Like - SPOOF (President Obama DNC Speech Parody)" (http://www.youtube.com/v/0fa3HHnw8Tg)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 12, 2012, 08:40:53 AM
"I am the POTUS, there is none higher!
Sucker politicians should call me sire!
To run my country is my great desire
Won't stop Presidenting 'til I retire!"

(b-boy stance)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 14, 2012, 11:24:44 PM
"I say, these serfs are getting a bit obstreperous with our man Romney, wot?"
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 15, 2012, 10:42:17 PM
Bill Maher on R-Money:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 17, 2012, 01:42:52 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on September 18, 2012, 11:08:01 PM
Gee - I wish I could go on an expensive trip on a broad. :-\ :(
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 20, 2012, 05:54:26 AM
:)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on September 21, 2012, 12:00:23 AM
A Conservative History of the United States (http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/shouts/2012/09/a-conservative-history-of-the-united-states.html) by Jack Hitt

1500s: The American Revolutionary War begins: “The reason we fought the revolution in the sixteenth century was to get away from that kind of onerous crown.”—Rick Perry

1776: The Founding Synod signs the Declaration of Independence: “…those fifty-six brave people, most of whom, by the way, were clergymen.”—Mike Huckabee

2009: Michigan diversifies its legal system: “The judges in Dearborn are using, and allowing to be used, Shariah law.”—Representative Leo Berman (R-TX)







Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 21, 2012, 05:22:53 AM
Rick Perry technically was right when he said that the first word spoken while on the surface of the moon was "Houston"...but other than that, OMFG.

Meanwhile, very scabrous but very funny: "From a Black Man to Mitt Romney: Fuck You." (http://www.glittersnipe.com/2012/07/14/from-a-black-man-to-mitt-romney-fuck-you/)

That first line ("Black people don’t want free shit, you out of touch Dr. Reed Richards hair having motherfucker.") had me totally LMAO
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on October 03, 2012, 11:58:26 PM
Australians used to name hurricanes after politicians. Basically a lot of wind, all they do is go in circles, God knows what they'll mess up next — I ask you, doesn't it make perfect sense?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 04, 2012, 06:35:54 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on October 05, 2012, 03:14:33 AM
A debate scene I'd like to see....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 06, 2012, 08:02:00 AM
Mitt Romney Gangnam Style (http://www.youtube.com/v/UBWPkLCiSrM&rel=0)

Mitt Romney Debates Mitt Romney (http://www.youtube.com/v/cPgfzknYd20&rel=0)

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 07, 2012, 10:44:02 AM
From the Schwartz Report:

"Nation Reels as Rush Limbaugh Revealed to Be 30 Year Long Andy Kaufman Prank" (http://www.citizenschwartz.com/nation-still-reeling-after-rush-limbaugh-revealed-to-be-30-year-long-andy-kaufman-prank)

"Bain Capital Acquires Romney Campaign, Replaces Candidate with Bangalore Call Center" (http://www.citizenschwartz.com/bain-capital-acquires-romney-campaign-replaces-candidate-with-bangalore-call-center)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 10, 2012, 05:25:12 AM
One of the highlights of the Jon Stewart & Bill O'Reilly "debate":

YouTube: "Bullshit Mountain" (http://www.youtube.com/v/QIrAEp8-Ft0&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 12, 2012, 11:08:17 PM
HA!

YouTube: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: "Mister Romney's Neighborhood" (http://www.youtube.com/v/PfSqJ9cYIFE&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on October 13, 2012, 10:15:23 AM
(http://img.youtube.com/vi/QlwilbVYvUg/default.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/v/QlwilbVYvUg)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 13, 2012, 07:44:42 PM
That is fucking hilarious! HA!

A hard act to follow but:

YouTube: "VP Debates Songified" (http://www.youtube.com/v/ksXRFRCUatc&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on October 13, 2012, 07:58:26 PM
(http://img.youtube.com/vi/QlwilbVYvUg/default.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/v/QlwilbVYvUg)

Much better than the real debate!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on October 14, 2012, 09:14:39 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 16, 2012, 05:50:42 AM
Epic Rap Battles of History: "Mitt Romney vs. Barack Obama" (http://www.youtube.com/v/dX_1B0w7Hzc&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 17, 2012, 01:22:36 AM
:)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 17, 2012, 01:24:29 AM
You wanna see R-Money's tax plan? Here you go... (http://www.romneytaxplan.com/)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on October 17, 2012, 07:05:07 AM
You wanna see R-Money's tax plan? Here you go... (http://www.romneytaxplan.com/)

Binders? Binders? We don' need no stinkin' binders!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on October 18, 2012, 01:31:59 AM
Plenty more where that came from

http://now.msn.com/binders-full-of-women-memes
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on October 18, 2012, 04:42:32 PM
Preparing to meet the people.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: mastert on October 19, 2012, 02:57:31 AM
 ;D  
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 19, 2012, 04:10:08 AM
Hey yo, son, peep the latest from R-Money! It's burnin' up the streets, yo!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 21, 2012, 06:58:37 AM
Homer Simpson votes in the 2012 Presidential Elections (https://www.youtube.com/v/ArC7XarwnWI&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 23, 2012, 06:16:18 AM
Only a miracle (or a massive rig) can save R-Money now.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 24, 2012, 05:32:55 AM
The Onion: "Obama Takes Out Romney With Mid-Debate Drone Attack" (http://www.theonion.com/articles/obama-takes-out-romney-with-middebate-drone-attack,30055/)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on October 26, 2012, 12:49:26 AM
The Election in Board Games (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/post/romney-sank-my-battleship--the-election-in-board-games/2012/10/23/85598a16-1d43-11e2-9cd5-b55c38388962_blog.html) - Alexandra Petri, Washington Post

Monopoly: Aided by shady, regularly disbursed funds from a “banker,” constantly under the surveillance of a mustached man with a top hat and monocle, you careen around the board trying to gather places with names like “Kentucky” and “Vermont” into your hands before your opponent does.

Clue: It is totally kosher to imply that at some point your opponent was responsible for killing someone.

Life: You insist that everything good that has come to you is because of your personal merit and choices, not luck.


Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 26, 2012, 05:50:08 AM
YouTube: "Wrong Direction's "Disclosure" - A Full Frontal Freedom production" (http://www.youtube.com/v/pSAGR0arBUo&rel=0)

(a parody based on One Direction's hit song, "What Makes You Beautiful")

The Colbert Report: "Response to Donald Trump's 'October Surprise'" (http://front.moveon.org/stephen-colberts-hilarious-response-to-donald-trumps-october-surprise/)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 26, 2012, 07:14:16 AM
Key & Peele: "Obama Loses His SHIT!" (http://www.youtube.com/v/-qv7k2_lc0M&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: tdotter on October 27, 2012, 08:04:34 AM
 :D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 29, 2012, 07:11:49 AM
Joss Whedon says he's voting for R-Money...sort of (http://www.youtube.com/v/6TiXUF9xbTo&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on October 29, 2012, 08:12:13 AM
Joss Whedon says he's voting for R-Money...sort of (http://www.youtube.com/v/6TiXUF9xbTo&rel=0)

I love it! I think that's the best ad of the season!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: DruulEmpire on October 29, 2012, 11:22:31 AM
I can imagine it now: "Spaaam ... !  Spaaam ... !  Has keyyy ... !" 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on October 30, 2012, 08:03:42 PM
Remember....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 02, 2012, 06:06:53 AM
Making a mockery of one of the stupidest things ever to come out of R-Money's mouth. Ever.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on November 05, 2012, 12:46:53 AM
 :D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 05, 2012, 08:14:23 PM
Well, at least R-Money's got Mr. Burns's (http://www.youtube.com/v/ltCIEbLMaQg&rel=0) vote...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 06, 2012, 08:08:21 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 07, 2012, 02:49:19 AM
I's coming, Elizabeth! It's the big one!...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on November 07, 2012, 11:59:28 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 07, 2012, 08:20:41 PM
Australians used to name hurricanes after politicians. Basically a lot of wind, all they do is go in circles, God knows what they'll mess up next — I ask you, doesn't it make perfect sense?

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: PregNut on November 07, 2012, 10:50:33 PM
Also, Aussies drive on the wrong side of the road.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 08, 2012, 04:07:58 AM
Ohhhh Mitt: Mr. Wonka has a message for you... (http://www.youtube.com/v/M5QGkOGZubQ&rel=0)


...and so does Big Bird:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 08, 2012, 05:01:36 AM
...and so does Luther (Obama's anger translator) (http://www.youtube.com/v/eX8tL3PMj7o&rel=0)...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on November 08, 2012, 06:16:12 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 09, 2012, 04:37:58 AM
"R-Money Sings Concession!" (http://www.youtube.com/v/h0q2eGAjyGg&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on November 11, 2012, 05:08:32 PM
Should be some funny politics there. ;)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 11, 2012, 09:06:29 PM
Slate: "Lessons From the 2012 Election
What we learned about politics from the Obama-Romney race." (http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/low_concept/2012/11/what_did_the_2012_election_teach_americans_about_how_to_run_a_successful.html)...on 3x5 index cards
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 11, 2012, 09:30:50 PM
Should be some funny politics there. ;)

There certainly was. The initiative passed by a large margin--considerably larger than gay marriage--and all across the state. Like most states, we have urban-liberal and rural-conservative areas, but this initiative passed in most counties regardless of other politics. Prosecutors in the two most populous counties have already dropped all small-quantity possession cases.

Strangely enough, civilization has not collapsed; but "Tea Party" has a whole new meaning.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 13, 2012, 04:12:45 AM
Filed under "Funny Politics" because these guys must be joking.

Washington Post: "Secession petitions filed on White House Web site" (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/11/12/states-petition-obama-administration-to-secede/?wpisrc=nl_pmpolitics)

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: CarlTL on November 13, 2012, 05:01:41 AM
Filed under "Funny Politics" because these guys must be joking.

Washington Post: "Secession petitions filed on White House Web site" (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/11/12/states-petition-obama-administration-to-secede/?wpisrc=nl_pmpolitics)



Sadly, some of the people signing these are taking them seriously.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 13, 2012, 06:14:42 AM
I know, right? Don't these jokers read history? Didn't they see how well that whole "secession" thing worked out the last time? Gimme a goddamn break...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 13, 2012, 06:52:30 AM
We should ask gOOb how that secession thing worked out last time.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on November 14, 2012, 10:37:34 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 15, 2012, 08:07:03 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on November 16, 2012, 12:02:05 AM
We should ask gOOb how that secession thing worked out last time.
It wasn`t all that funny as I recall.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on November 16, 2012, 03:23:59 AM
I know, right? Don't these jokers read history? Didn't they see how well that whole "secession" thing worked out the last time? Gimme a goddamn break...

Aren't those states planning to secede generally the ones that get more money from the federal government than they contribute?

Don't let the door hit you on the way out...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 16, 2012, 05:13:08 AM
Aren't those states planning to secede generally the ones that get more money from the federal government than they contribute?

Don't let the door hit you on the way out...

You are correct, sir, with the exception of New York state. I suspect that petition won't get far. It's just another right-wing wet dream.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 18, 2012, 03:29:07 AM
This just in, via Wonkette:

"Petition To Punch Grover Norquist In Dick Removed From White House Petition Site"
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: CarlTL on November 18, 2012, 03:39:48 AM
This just in, via Wonkette:

"Petition To Punch Grover Norquist In Dick Removed From White House Petition Site"

...replaced with petition to instead use rusty cutlery.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on November 19, 2012, 12:35:23 AM
There certainly was. The initiative passed by a large margin--considerably larger than gay marriage--and all across the state. Like most states, we have urban-liberal and rural-conservative areas, but this initiative passed in most counties regardless of other politics. Prosecutors in the two most populous counties have already dropped all small-quantity possession cases.

Strangely enough, civilization has not collapsed; but "Tea Party" has a whole new meaning.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 20, 2012, 06:35:31 AM
The Democrats seem to have grown a bit of a spine since the election; they're standing strong against the Republicans' lame attempt to overdramatize the so-called "fiscal cliff". More power to them.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on November 21, 2012, 02:21:08 AM
Actually, what I find to be utterly hilarious poetic justice is that when all the votes are in, Romney may wind up with having won only 47% of the popular vote.... (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/poetic-justice-romney-likely-to-finish-at-47-percent/2012/11/20/8a84ad4e-3351-11e2-9cfa-e41bac906cc9_blog.html)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on November 21, 2012, 11:43:17 AM
I can't post a direct link to a Obama song parody video due to underag3dness in it.  So you get this:  FBPuUsaCVrI.  You'll figure it out.  :D

*** It might be possibly offensive.  Don't take it seriously.  I don't see how you could... ***
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 21, 2012, 09:55:56 PM
That some funny lines though, making him born in Haiti, Dubai, Pakistan, Kuwait... :)

But the funniest yet still offensive parody video was the one where he was singing a variant of Wacka Flocka Flames' "Hard In The Paint", which has a line that Gen. Petreus might've used:

"Got a main bitch
Got a mistress..."
:)

Can't post a link because it has young'uns in it, but I can and will post this screencap because it has a brief shot of something else:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 23, 2012, 11:05:39 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on November 30, 2012, 07:09:58 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on December 01, 2012, 10:16:56 PM
Crazy Old White Men Follies
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on December 05, 2012, 03:12:03 AM
What if.... Romney actually won?

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/11/07/romneys_transition_site.html

For just a few short minutes, the Romney campaign accidentally had his "President-Elect" web pages up.

Taegan Goddard was actually able to capture screenshots....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: DruulEmpire on December 06, 2012, 12:53:19 PM
When I was a kid, there were these wonderful cartoons about a wolf and a sheepdog.  At the beginning of every day, they would walk up to a tree with a clock on it, mutter some greetings to each other, and get their time cards punched.  Then they would spend the entire day antagonizing each other.  It was a variation on the whole Coyote and Road Runner formula, because the wolf never won.  The wolf would try to steal away a sheep and the sheepdog would always catch him, and it just went on like that, all day long.  Then at the end, they would go back to that tree, mumble some farewells to each other, and call it a day.  That cartoon always stuck in my memory as a commentary on how too much of life actually works.  So many of us are gainfully employed purely to fuck around with other people and their business.  It's an empty pointless endless game, and yet an economy of some sort can be generated from it.  Orwell addressed this on a far grander scale, explaining why Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia needed to be locked in perpetual war.

Over the years, I have long wondered: who were their employers?  They had to be getting paid by someone, as clocking in and out is scarcely a ritual one engages in purely for the hell of it.  It makes sense to pay the sheepdog, as  the sheep are valuable and he's clearly doing his job.  But what does anyone gain from paying the wolf?  Would the wolf share his spoils?  Is there some incentive to try to sabotage the wool or mutton industries?  And even if there is a rationale, the wolf should have been fired long ago, because he is simply terrible at his job.

But then, just last night, I finally figured out who the wolf's employer is.  It's Sheldon Adelson.  
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: prinz on December 07, 2012, 04:58:43 PM
So not funny...Motherfucking Republicans pass RIght to Work law in Michigan.....  Straight party line vote in the lame duck with 2 republicans balking in the senate.. Very sad day here in Michigan .. They made it unrepealable..
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: number3fac on December 07, 2012, 07:28:42 PM
When I was a kid, there were these wonderful cartoons about a wolf and a sheepdog.  At the beginning of every day, they would walk up to a tree with a clock on it, mutter some greetings to each other, and get their time cards punched.  Then they would spend the entire day antagonizing each other.  It was a variation on the whole Coyote and Road Runner formula, because the wolf never won.  The wolf would try to steal away a sheep and the sheepdog would always catch him, and it just went on like that, all day long.  Then at the end, they would go back to that tree, mumble some farewells to each other, and call it a day.  That cartoon always stuck in my memory as a commentary on how too much of life actually works.  So many of us are gainfully employed purely to fuck around with other people and their business.  It's an empty pointless endless game, and yet an economy of some sort can be generated from it.  Orwell addressed this on a far grander scale, explaining why Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia needed to be locked in perpetual war.

Over the years, I have long wondered: who were their employers?  They had to be getting paid by someone, as clocking in and out is scarcely a ritual one engages in purely for the hell of it.  It makes sense to pay the sheepdog, as  the sheep are valuable and he's clearly doing his job.  But what does anyone gain from paying the wolf?  Would the wolf share his spoils?  Is there some incentive to try to sabotage the wool or mutton industries?  And even if there is a rationale, the wolf should have been fired long ago, because he is simply terrible at his job.

But then, just last night, I finally figured out who the wolf's employer is.  It's Sheldon Adelson.  

Curse you for making me take the time to analyze an aspect of a series of Looney Tunes cartoons!

I would suggest that the "employer" of the sheepdog/wolf is simply "Nature".  Once they punch in, they take on the simple roles assigned to them by virtue of being a sheepdog and a wolf: the wolf hunts the sheep, the sheepdog thwarts the wolf.  Cartoony violence and Wile E. Coyote-style planning ensue, because that's fun to watch.  Then at the end of the day (or during their lunch hour), they punch out and leave behind the roles assigned to them by nature, even stopping mid-fight to take off.  And from everything we see of the two when they're "off the clock", they're perfectly civil, even friendly fellows who don't even bear a grudge.

So from that perspective: Nature makes us fundamentally who we are, and can even dictate the roles in which we find ourselves every day.  But underneath what Nature has assigned to us for survival (and beyond the trappings of conflict/violence/etc. which we can become embroiled in), people can actually be decent, civil, and really much more alike than we'd expect.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on December 07, 2012, 11:11:18 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on December 08, 2012, 11:07:20 AM
 :o
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on December 10, 2012, 01:01:22 AM
:)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on December 11, 2012, 08:00:25 AM
But it's true though!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on December 13, 2012, 01:41:16 AM
The editorial staff at the Washington Post brings you their choices for the Best Editorial Cartoons of 2012 (http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-year-in-cartoons/2012/12/12/43ebf12c-43cc-11e2-9648-a2c323a991d6_gallery.html?hpid=z1#photo=1)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on December 17, 2012, 04:55:36 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on December 18, 2012, 11:16:45 PM
:)

You think we owe Gilligan an apology?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on December 18, 2012, 11:23:03 PM
You think we owe Gilligan an apology?
Was he Irish?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: solvegas on December 19, 2012, 04:11:51 AM
:)


Goes to show you our schools really suck.  ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on December 19, 2012, 07:20:27 AM

Goes to show you our schools really suck.  ;D

My guess is that the schools he attended were not anywhere near North America.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: number3fac on December 19, 2012, 07:51:17 AM
Nah, he's just a "Lost" superfan.   :P
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on December 20, 2012, 03:48:11 AM
:)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on December 20, 2012, 11:30:57 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on December 31, 2012, 02:36:53 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on January 04, 2013, 08:55:13 AM
 :P


(http://forum.bearchive.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=9984181.0;attach=290504)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 15, 2013, 11:27:28 PM
Too soon?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on January 16, 2013, 10:28:56 AM
Too soon?

Bravo Zook, bravo.   :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on January 16, 2013, 10:29:17 AM
 :D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on January 17, 2013, 12:16:14 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on January 18, 2013, 02:33:25 AM
Because a number of Republicans have actually suggested that Obama should be impeached for daring to use executive orders to enact gun control measures...

"Republicans Accuse Obama of Using Position as President to Lead Country" (http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2013/01/republicans-accuse-obama-of-using-position-as-president-to-lead-country.html) by Andy Borowitz

"Spearheading the offensive was Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas), who charged the President with the “wanton exploitation of powers that are legally granted to him under the U.S. Constitution.”

Calling him the “Law Professor-in-Chief,” Rep. Stockman accused Mr. Obama of “manipulating a little-known section of the Constitution,” Article II, which outlines the power of the President."


Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on January 18, 2013, 05:55:57 AM
Because a number of Republicans have actually suggested that Obama should be impeached for daring to use executive orders to enact gun control measures...

"Republicans Accuse Obama of Using Position as President to Lead Country" (http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2013/01/republicans-accuse-obama-of-using-position-as-president-to-lead-country.html) by Andy Borowitz

"Spearheading the offensive was Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas), who charged the President with the “wanton exploitation of powers that are legally granted to him under the U.S. Constitution.”

Calling him the “Law Professor-in-Chief,” Rep. Stockman accused Mr. Obama of “manipulating a little-known section of the Constitution,” Article II, which outlines the power of the President."




It is really getting harder and harder to satirize Republicans.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: CarlTL on January 19, 2013, 03:12:27 AM
It is really getting harder and harder to satirize Republicans.

Where were these Republicans when President G W Bush was issuing executive orders? Of course, where are the Democrats now that were raising heck back then?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on January 21, 2013, 09:57:41 PM
B-ROCK THE ISLAMIC SHOCK IS BACK AND BADDER THAN EVER ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 22, 2013, 07:59:03 AM
Mrs. Obama may be the epitome of diplomacy, but her body language speaks loud and clear (http://vt.tumblr.com/tumblr_mgzq58brfu1qd4aja.mp4) about what she thinks of the current Speaker of the House.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on January 22, 2013, 09:59:55 AM
Mrs. Obama may be the epitome of diplomacy, but her body language speaks loud and clear (http://vt.tumblr.com/tumblr_mgzq58brfu1qd4aja.mp4) about what she thinks of the current Speaker of the House.

The clip won't play, Zookie. If it's from the lunch today, I can understand your comment. Though given Mr. Boehner's **94** habits, it may have been a matter of smell.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Hark on January 22, 2013, 02:27:22 PM
I thought the Borowitz article was a joke at first: a Senator telling the President 'if you continue to do your job, you're done' was supposed to be a threat, I'd be laughing...but this guy was serious.

Stockman, what a tool.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on January 22, 2013, 05:19:11 PM
I thought the Borowitz article was a joke at first: a Senator telling the President 'if you continue to do your job, you're done' was supposed to be a threat, I'd be laughing...but this guy was serious.

Stockman, what a tool.

Yes, it is getting really, really hard to satirize Republicans.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on January 24, 2013, 12:51:33 AM
 clickit 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 24, 2013, 06:16:39 AM
Do eet, do eet, do eet...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on January 24, 2013, 10:06:27 AM
This is almost serious politics...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on January 29, 2013, 08:29:09 AM
Former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino wonders where it all went wrong (http://www.youtube.com/v/-4CHrdOJpbg)

[go to 12m30s]
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on January 29, 2013, 09:49:54 AM
Former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino wonders where it all went wrong (http://www.youtube.com/v/-4CHrdOJpbg)

[go to 12m30s]

Switcher, we told you to pull your pants up!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Palomine on January 29, 2013, 05:27:50 PM
Former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino wonders where it all went wrong (http://www.youtube.com/v/-4CHrdOJpbg)

[go to 12m30s]

She's said some remarkably ignorant things over the years, and of course, I'm no fan of her politics, but she is among the cuter Faux Nooz blondes.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 30, 2013, 08:43:57 AM
Good question!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on January 30, 2013, 10:22:07 AM
In New York Magazine’s profile of Christine Quinn, a mayoral candidate, Bloomberg revealed his penetrating eyesight: (http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/01/28/Bloomberg-Look-At-The-Ass-On-Her)

Later in the evening, the host interrupted me to point out that the mayor himself had just arrived. Did I want to meet him? Sure. My friend and I followed the host over, shook Bloomberg’s hand, and my friend thanked him for his position on gun control. Without even acknowledging the comment, Bloomberg gestured toward a woman in a very tight floor-length gown standing nearby and said, “Look at the ass on her.”


[And there's newfound respect for Mayor Blooomberg... ;) ]
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on January 30, 2013, 08:45:10 PM
Good question!
Oh, and I loved how Evil Dick would go duck hunting where his hosts rounded up and penned the birds and he would drop them.
Such a true sportsman, our former Veep! ::)
:P :P :P <=== really need a razzberry emoticon.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on January 31, 2013, 06:29:32 PM
Switcher, we told you to pull your pants up!

NEVER!  :D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on February 01, 2013, 06:55:35 AM
When you worship at the altar of Reagan, make sure you know what he said...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on February 02, 2013, 05:04:52 PM
Ha! Ha! He wants to take our guns away. ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on February 02, 2013, 07:26:25 PM
Ha! Ha! He wants to take our guns away. ::)

Could one of you gun experts explain why that rifle is venting out the top of the barrel?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on February 04, 2013, 07:26:31 AM
 :D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: number3fac on February 04, 2013, 09:01:53 AM
Ha! Ha! He wants to take our guns away. ::)

Someone I know (who apparently hates Obama) posted that pic on F@cebook with the comment that he claimed to have never fired a gun.  I'm confused; I thought the reason why they released that pic was because he *had* claimed to have fired a gun, and (like the stupid birth certificate deal) there was some demand for proof to back up the claim.

These days, the standard/stereotypical right-wingers aren't so much "funny" as they are "confusing" to me.  I mean, the same person linked an image where priority #1 for what they want for the USA was "No Obama"...well, that's going to be the case in 4 years no matter what, so why are they kicking up a fuss about it?!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on February 04, 2013, 09:41:44 AM
Someone I know (who apparently hates Obama) posted that pic on F@cebook with the comment that he claimed to have never fired a gun.  I'm confused; I thought the reason why they released that pic was because he *had* claimed to have fired a gun, and (like the stupid birth certificate deal) there was some demand for proof to back up the claim.

These days, the standard/stereotypical right-wingers aren't so much "funny" as they are "confusing" to me.  I mean, the same person linked an image where priority #1 for what they want for the USA was "No Obama"...well, that's going to be the case in 4 years no matter what, so why are they kicking up a fuss about it?!

From what I've seen on the web, he's suppose to be skeet shooting in the photo but skeet shooters are saying there's no way he's skeet shooting in that pic.  It must be a staged photo.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on February 04, 2013, 10:44:56 AM
Of course it was a staged photo -- to show that all the gun crazies who claim that he has never fired a gun are full of shit.

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on February 05, 2013, 01:02:19 AM
I miss Hillary and her sense of fashion. ::) ;)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on February 05, 2013, 01:04:41 AM
Maybe there's something magic about shooting skeet, but could somebody tell me why that gun is venting thru the top of the barrel?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on February 06, 2013, 02:14:40 AM
Just about.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on February 06, 2013, 10:29:52 AM
Maybe there's something magic about shooting skeet, but could somebody tell me why that gun is venting thru the top of the barrel?

it could be a vented barrel
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on February 09, 2013, 11:00:57 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on February 09, 2013, 11:49:54 PM
it could be a vented barrel

Quoted for irony. Yes; so why vent the barrel?

I've never shot skeet; is this some sort of modification? If so, what does it do? Slow the shot? Reduce the range?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on February 10, 2013, 12:03:42 AM
Quoted for irony. Yes; so why vent the barrel?

I've never shot skeet; is this some sort of modification? If so, what does it do? Slow the shot? Reduce the range?
The barrel heats up when the weapon is fired, thus the sights become off center. The ventilated rib is above the barrel and has air cooling the bridge the sights are on, so it keeps it more accurate.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on February 17, 2013, 01:41:51 AM
Pobama ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: solvegas on February 17, 2013, 05:51:13 AM
Pobama ::)


First he needs to become Catholic which is highly unlikely.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on February 17, 2013, 10:40:09 AM
Plus, he's married with kids. Also, I think he already has a day job :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on February 17, 2013, 11:33:35 AM
Meanwhile...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: CarlTL on February 17, 2013, 03:52:29 PM
Meanwhile...

The Tea bags are obvious, the chair is from Eastwoods speech at the convention, what is the glass of water for?

Pal suggests: Marco Rubio's awkward dive and reach off-frame for a drink of water while giving the Republican party response to Obama's most recent State of the Union address I assume. :)

Though to be technical, it was a bottle and not a glass he used.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on February 18, 2013, 12:47:25 AM
Plus, he's married with kids. Also, I think he already has a day job :)
That's not really an impediment. There are married Catholic priests who have wives and children.
From About.com: Reader Question: Are There Married Catholic Priests? (http://catholicism.about.com/b/2009/11/19/reader-question-are-there-married-catholic-priests.htm)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: CarlTL on February 18, 2013, 03:13:06 AM
The Tea bags are obvious, the chair is from Eastwoods speech at the convention, what is the glass of water for?

Pal suggests: Marco Rubio's awkward dive and reach off-frame for a drink of water while giving the Republican party response to Obama's most recent State of the Union address I assume. :)

Though to be technical, it was a bottle and not a glass he used.

AH, didn't watch the State of the Union or the response. (honestly, when did a response to the SoU become mandatory?)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on February 18, 2013, 07:21:07 PM
Good question. When did a SoTU response become mandatory? And why have two of them? (One for the Teabaggers, one for the rest of the Republicans.) Either the Teabaggers are a political party, or they aren't...piss, or get off of the pot already!

Meanwhile, it's incredible how prescient Dave Chappelle was.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on February 18, 2013, 08:09:44 PM
 8) Teabaggers? Did somebody mention Teabaggers?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: CarlTL on February 19, 2013, 01:34:35 AM
Good question. When did a SoTU response become mandatory? And why have two of them? (One for the Teabaggers, one for the rest of the Republicans.) Either the Teabaggers are a political party, or they aren't...piss, or get off of the pot already!

Meanwhile, it's incredible how prescient Dave Chappelle was.

You're shitting me? Who gave the second response and WHAT THE FUCK FOX NEWS?!!! How in hell do you link a meteorite atmospheric burst with an attempt to prove global warming?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: PregNut on February 19, 2013, 04:10:17 AM
You're shitting me? Who gave the second response and WHAT THE FUCK FOX NEWS?!!! How in hell do you link a meteorite atmospheric burst with an attempt to prove global warming?
Just ask CNN infobabe Deb Feyerick. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObU7awpJctQ)  ;)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: CarlTL on February 19, 2013, 04:14:07 AM
ERGHSSHGHAH!!

The raw stupid is making my brain ooze out my left nostril...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on February 19, 2013, 06:03:50 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on February 19, 2013, 06:11:05 PM
Just ask CNN infobabe Deb Feyerick. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObU7awpJctQ)  ;)
The degree of science illiteracy among so many in this country, but especially in the news media, never ceases to astound me.  :-\
But then most news anchors are hired for reasons other than their intellectual achievements, or even I fear their journalism credentials. :( :-X
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on February 20, 2013, 09:53:09 AM
You're shitting me? Who gave the second response
The Republican "response" was done by Marco "Parched" Rubio

The Teabagger "response" was done by Rand "Bastard"  Paul

Quote
and WHAT THE FUCK FOX NEWS?!!! How in hell do you link a meteorite atmospheric burst with an attempt to prove global warming?
Just in case you didn't realize it: the lower part of that image is fake :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on February 20, 2013, 10:17:39 AM
I just saw this petition at LeftAction. I'm going to reproduce it entirely here, since it truly made me laugh out loud.

Left Action: Ask Dick Cheney: Are You High? (http://leftaction.com/action/ask-dick-cheney-are-you-high)

Send a message to Dick Cheney.  Ask him a question:  "Are you high?"

After the disastrous foreign policy record of the Bush-Cheney administration, it takes an unbelievable amount of chutzpah for you to go on the attack against President Obama national security appointments.   And yet, recently, Cheney has done just that:

"The performance now of Barack Obama as he staffs up the national security team for the second term is dismal," Cheney said in comments to about 300 members of the Wyoming Republican Party...  "Frankly, what he has appointed are second-rate people," he said.

This from a man who was co-captain of a team that:

We could go on and on, but anyone who lived through those 8 years knows what a disaster it was.

Anyone, apparently, except for Dick Cheney.  Which raises a question - is Cheney high?  How else to explain the nonsense he's spouting? 

Send a message to Dick Cheney.  Ask him a question:  "Are you high?"
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on February 20, 2013, 10:37:45 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on February 21, 2013, 12:44:44 AM
Too bad it really isn't that funny a situation....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: CarlTL on February 21, 2013, 12:57:55 AM
The Republican "response" was done by Marco "Parched" Rubio

The Teabagger "response" was done by Rand "Bastard"  Paul
Just in case you didn't realize it: the lower part of that image is fake :)

Given the level of the current political discourse, I couldn't make that assumption.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on February 26, 2013, 12:19:06 AM
For the youngsters among us, prior to 1986 the FCC enforced something called the Fairness Doctrine. As a condition of maintaining its license, a television station which gave air time to a politician had to offer air time to either all opponents for that office, or (between campaigns) to "opposing political views". Throughout the 1980s Rupert Murdoch had been renting more and more congressmen until by 1986 he was able to get legislation directed at the FCC through Congress abolishing the restrictions on foreign ownership and fairness.

Out of habit the networks and some stations carry "responses" to all significant presidential speeches, except Fox when Bush was president.

Speaking of senile old men:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on February 27, 2013, 07:10:09 AM
Yup.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on February 27, 2013, 06:46:07 PM
Aw c`mon guys, this is the Funny Politics thread. :'(
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on February 28, 2013, 03:54:28 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 02, 2013, 08:06:04 PM
It's funny and it's not funny, at the same time:

The David Pakman Show: "Tea Partier Republican: Obama Like Hitler, References Book '1994' " (http://www.youtube.com/v/_3fsDKDgqFc&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on March 02, 2013, 10:25:53 PM
It's funny and it's not funny, at the same time:

The David Pakman Show: "Tea Partier Republican: Obama Like Hitler, References Book '1994' " (http://www.youtube.com/v/_3fsDKDgqFc&rel=0)
The one good thing Hitler did and no one gives him credit for it, Hitler killed Hitler.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 03, 2013, 08:15:42 PM
Bill Clinton steps out onto the White House lawn in the dead of winter.

Right in front of him, on the White House lawn, he sees "The President Must Go" written in urine across the snow.

Well, old Bill is pretty ticked off. He storms into his security staff's HQ, and yells "Somebody wrote a threat in the snow on the front damn lawn! And they wrote it in urine! Son-of-a-bitch had to be standing right on the porch when he did it! Where were you guys?!"

The security guys stay silent and stare ashamedly at the floor.

Bill hollers, "Well dammit, don`t just sit there! Get out and FIND OUT WHO DID IT! I want an answer, and I want it TONIGHT!"

The entire staff immediately jumps up and races for the exits. Later that evening, his chief security officer approaches him and says, "Well Mr. President, we have some bad news and we have some really bad news. Which do you want first?"

Clinton says, "Oh hell, give me the bad news first."

The officer says, "Well, we took a sample of the urine and tested it. The results just came back, and it was Al Gore's urine."

Clinton says, "Oh my god, I feel so...so...betrayed! My own Vice President! Damn!...Well, what's the really bad news?"

The officer replies: "Well, sir, it's Hillary's handwriting."
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on March 13, 2013, 02:00:14 AM
The TSA has revised its guidelines for what can be brought onto airplanes... (it helps if you sing it)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on March 13, 2013, 03:48:35 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 13, 2013, 07:47:35 AM
From the justly-famous "Black Bush" sketch on Chappelle's Show:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: DruulEmpire on March 13, 2013, 11:30:53 AM
" ... we are not going to give up on destroying the healthcare system for the American people."

Paul Ryan, March 12, 2013

At last.  Honesty.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on March 14, 2013, 12:50:05 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 14, 2013, 07:12:38 AM
You tell 'im, master Wayne!

(http://socialeyezer.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Presidential-Voting-Batman-Slapping-Robin.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 21, 2013, 06:15:40 AM
This is an actual, real, serious petition on the White House website:

"WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Require Congressmen & Senators to wear logos of their financial backers on their clothing, much like NASCAR drivers do." (https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/require-congressmen-senators-wear-logos-their-financial-backers-their-clothing-much-nascar-drivers/vZBQJ18R)

Since most politicians' campaigns are largely funded by wealthy companies and individuals, it would give voters a better sense of who the candidate they are voting for is actually representing if the company's logo, or individual's name, was prominently displayed upon the candidate's clothing at all public appearances and campaign events. Once elected, the candidate would be required to continue to wear those "sponsor's" names during all official duties and visits to constituents. The size of a logo or name would vary with the size of a donation. For example, a $1 million dollar contribution would warrant a patch of about 4" by 8" on the chest, while a free meal from a lobbyist would be represented by a quarter-sized button. Individual donations under $1000 are exempt.

Created: Mar 19, 2013
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on March 21, 2013, 03:54:09 PM
What will the pols have to wear if the bribe ... err, contribution is one that's taken out in trade? ::) ??? :o
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on March 22, 2013, 06:39:44 PM
 :D


Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on March 23, 2013, 04:20:29 AM
^ which says more about what the average American considers important than what effect money has on politics.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on March 23, 2013, 02:52:33 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on March 23, 2013, 11:50:49 PM
:)

"To dress like this and be vice-president of the only superpower, I must be doing something right."
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on March 25, 2013, 02:40:37 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on March 25, 2013, 04:45:24 PM
You can take the man out of the KGB; but you can't take the KGB out of the man. :-\
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: DruulEmpire on March 25, 2013, 06:08:59 PM
I would still love to see him change his first name to Ras. :)  (Worked for Ras al-Ghul.)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on March 25, 2013, 06:45:17 PM
I get it, but I don't know. :-\
As immortal villains go  "Vlad" Dracula was an equal nasty piece of work as Batman's foe.  ::)
Although old Ras did have one helluva hot daughter, "Talia", who even old Bats had a hard time resisting. 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on March 26, 2013, 03:23:36 PM
Love that Vlad.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on March 28, 2013, 01:02:08 AM
I get it, but I don't know. :-\
As immortal villains go  "Vlad" Dracula was an equal nasty piece of work as Batman's foe.  ::)
Although old Ras did have one helluva hot daughter, "Talia", who even old Bats had a hard time resisting. 8)


Sam, I don't think Rasputin was a Batman villain...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 28, 2013, 01:39:07 AM
C'mon SCOTUS, get busy!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on March 28, 2013, 05:03:20 PM
Sam, I don't think Rasputin was a Batman villain...
I got Druul's reference to the mad monk of the Czars, and he went on to reference Ras al-Gul, who if you don't know, was/is a near-immortal power-hungry megalomaniac Batman villain of the 1st order. My comment was that Putin's first name was the same as Dracula's, who isn't any kind of angel either, not by a long shot. :-\

---
Oh, and I seem to recall there once was a run-in between old Bats and Rasputin during the long run of the Batman comics, but don't hold me to it. :-X
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: DruulEmpire on March 28, 2013, 08:04:14 PM
The original Rasputin was also a Hellboy villain.  It all gets mashed together. ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on March 30, 2013, 04:22:13 PM
The best political philosophy. ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 01, 2013, 01:10:50 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on April 01, 2013, 04:12:45 PM
The best political philosophy. ;D
"Hail, Hail Freedonia, Land of the Brave and Free...!" ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 04, 2013, 05:29:22 PM
"Little pudgy Korean dude, chill out."
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 07, 2013, 01:24:57 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 07, 2013, 08:40:42 AM
That explains everything.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on April 07, 2013, 09:14:59 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: solvegas on April 08, 2013, 05:26:44 AM
8)

Dream on ... :(
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 10, 2013, 05:16:48 AM
Dude seriously needs to be put in time-out.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 10, 2013, 08:36:14 AM
Meanwhile...

Billboard Magazine: "Judy Garland's 'Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead' Climbs UK Charts Following Margaret Thatcher's Death"

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on April 10, 2013, 09:08:16 AM
Meanwhile...

Billboard Magazine: "Judy Garland's 'Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead' Climbs UK Charts Following Margaret Thatcher's Death"



I haven't watched any U.S. news about her death, but in Britain and the former colonies there is quite a celebration, including a party in Vancouver that the police are calling a "riot". Next to Reagan, she was probably the most hated electoral mistake, but this makes our celebrations seem pale by comparison.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: DruulEmpire on April 10, 2013, 01:02:35 PM
Bio, help me out, I was barely a teenager -- wasn't there partying going on when Nixon resigned?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on April 10, 2013, 06:02:04 PM
Bio, help me out, I was barely a teenager -- wasn't there partying going on when Nixon resigned?

My memory goes back to March 31, 1968, when LBJ announced he "...would not seek and will not accept..." another term. It took about ten minutes for that to sink in before the parties started. But that happened at night. I think that's why Nixon scheduled his departure for noon, when anyone who worked for a living was busy. There was a lot of celebration, but it was dampened just a bit, as I recall, because when Johnson left it had seemed there could be no one worse, and we had promptly elected someone much worse.

The other reason celebration was dampened when Nixon left was Gerry Ford, who turned out to have been much better than anyone expected. But at the time no one knew and, given Nixon's evil genius for picking vice presidents, we couldn't be sure that Ford wasn't another Agnew.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 11, 2013, 06:21:03 AM
IIRC, Nixon didn't choose Gerald Ford as his Vice-President; he was the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives when Spiro Agnew (the VP and therefore Senate president pro tempore) resigned. From the order of succession, he was next in line.

Quote
"I am acutely aware that you have not elected me as your president by your ballots, and so I ask you to confirm me as your president with your prayers...

I have not sought this enormous responsibility, but I will not shirk it. Those who nominated and confirmed me as Vice President were my friends and are my friends. They were of both parties, elected by all the people and acting under the Constitution in their name. It is only fitting then that I should pledge to them and to you that I will be the President of all the people...

My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. Our Constitution works; our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here, the people rule. But there is a higher Power, by whatever name we honor Him, who ordains not only righteousness but love, not only justice, but mercy. ... let us restore the golden rule to our political process, and let brotherly love purge our hearts of suspicion and hate."

A much-underrated human being, was Jerry Ford, though still imperfect: both Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney served as his Chief of Staff.


Now, regarding Lady Thatcher, yeah, she was a nasty piece of work. I'm pretty sure she had more protest songs about her than any other politician since the 60s. As just one example, Elvis Costello's "Tramp The Dirt Down": In it, he expresses his desire to live long enough to see Margaret Thatcher die and vows, "I'll stand on your grave and tramp the dirt down."
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on April 11, 2013, 07:15:15 AM
IIRC, Nixon didn't choose Gerald Ford as his Vice-President; he was the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives when Spiro Agnew (the VP and therefore Senate president pro tempore) resigned. From the order of succession, he was next in line.


Truly, Zookie, I am tired of being the smart-assed kid who waves his hand with the answer. But I can't resist.

There are two separate and distinct processes. Back in Truman's day, when D.C. was filled with adults, folks talked about what would happen if a nuke took out both the president and vice president, and came up with an order of succession that went thru congress, starting with the Speaker of the House, then the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and on down to the lowliest representative on earth, such that the first person to survive and raise his hand became president of all the rubble he could survey.

But JFK's assassination, and the year-long gap when LBJ was president and there was no vice president, created a situation where folks decided to have a process for filling the vacancy. That process, the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, took effect in 1967, and provides that the president nominates the new vice-president and s/he is elected by a majority vote of both houses of congress.

When it passed I confess that no one foresaw that it would first be used because the scumbag v.p. would make a plea deal that he would resign in exchange for no jail time for failing to pay taxes on the bribes he had taken. See, things really have been worse.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 12, 2013, 05:13:39 PM
 
How do you solve a problem like Dear Leader?

How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?

How do you find the word that means Dear Leader?

A flibbertigibbet, a willow the wisp, a clown .
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on April 13, 2013, 02:30:40 AM
North Korean Missile Test Delayed by Windows 8

PYONGYANG (The Borowitz Report (http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/))—North Korea’s official news agency announced today that the military’s planned missile test had been put on hold because of “problems with Windows 8.”

Intelligence analysts said that the announcement gave rare insight into the inner workings of North Korea’s missile program, which until last year had been running on Windows 95.

The announcement from the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) did not indicate a new scheduled time for a missile test, saying only that it was “working with Windows 8 support to resolve the issue.”

In the words of one intelligence analyst, “That means the test has been delayed indefinitely.”

A source close to the North Korean regime reported that Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un is furious about the Windows 8 problems and is considering a number of options, including declaring war on Microsoft.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 14, 2013, 03:29:50 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: prinz on April 15, 2013, 05:20:03 PM
lil Kim's just foolin!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 17, 2013, 07:43:35 AM
Flashback to the 2012 US Presidential Election:

Remember when Mitt Romney said that he thought that he would have had a better chance of become president if he was Latino? In the first video of the "Actually..." series, Rosie Perez explains why she thinks that he would have needed a leetle bit more than just that to have won...

Video here (https://www.youtube.com/v/EVIrNxba0ls&rel=0).
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 19, 2013, 10:59:08 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 21, 2013, 04:11:23 PM
 
"NO NO FORGET THE BOMBINGS PAY ATTENTION TO MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE"
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 22, 2013, 08:43:47 AM
Uh huh.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 23, 2013, 01:53:21 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 25, 2013, 12:05:19 AM
Coming soon.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 26, 2013, 09:15:22 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 29, 2013, 06:11:11 AM
Wait, is that true? Viagra's available without a prescription from the pharmacy?

What a strange world this is.

Anyhoo, here's Godfrey riffing on politicians:

YouTube: "Godfrey -- Gingrich" (https://www.youtube.com/v/uk2Azl628Nw&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on April 29, 2013, 08:59:07 PM
Wait, is that true? Viagra's available without a prescription from the pharmacy?


In some countries it is, but not in the U.S.

It remains almost impossible to satirize Republicans. John McCain yesterday: "We are tired of criticizing Obama for not doing anything in Syria. We want him to do something so we can criticize that!"
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 30, 2013, 08:38:46 AM
In some countries it is, but not in the U.S.

Damn. :)

Quote
It remains almost impossible to satirize Republicans. John McCain yesterday: "We are tired of criticizing Obama for not doing anything in Syria. We want him to do something so we can criticize that!"

Didn't happen; that was a line from the Borowitz Report (http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2013/04/republicans-obama-must-take-action-in-syria-so-we-can-criticize-action-he-took-in-syria.html) :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on April 30, 2013, 08:41:29 AM
Damn. :)

Didn't happen; that was a line from the Borowitz Report (http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2013/04/republicans-obama-must-take-action-in-syria-so-we-can-criticize-action-he-took-in-syria.html) :)

Double damn! I gotta vet stuff better!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 30, 2013, 08:42:26 AM
No worries. These Republicans are so crazy these days, satire is almost as close as the actual news :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Djoser on April 30, 2013, 04:14:24 PM
Just like my country the reds russians, haven't signed a peace treaty with Japan since 1945.

But we win, apparently we are still at war with Italy and Germany as well o:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 30, 2013, 10:31:41 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on April 30, 2013, 11:02:59 PM
:)

Oh-oh! Trouble for Odwalla!  ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on May 01, 2013, 02:43:31 PM
Oh-oh! Trouble for Odwalla!  ::)
.....and Orenthal James Simpson.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on May 01, 2013, 09:26:05 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on May 03, 2013, 05:31:12 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on May 04, 2013, 05:54:01 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 06, 2013, 08:04:53 AM
He is heartless. Halliburton (where he was CEO) made 96 BILLION DOLLARS off of the no-bid contracts in Iraq.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 07, 2013, 10:17:32 AM
 >:(
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on May 07, 2013, 06:32:41 PM
Wait, is that true? Viagra's available without a prescription from the pharmacy?

What a strange world this is.


And just as I wrote that it wasn't possible in the U.S., Pfizer gets clearance to sell Viagra over the internet, though still requiring a prescription.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 08, 2013, 09:26:56 AM
As important as getting it up is, no one ever died from ED. Malaria, on the other hand...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on May 08, 2013, 09:51:07 AM
Which Type of Neoreactionary are You? – An Identity Quiz (http://rachelhaywire.com/2013/04/22/which-type-of-neoreactionary-are-you-an-identity-quiz/)


I'm a neoreactionary hate machine.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on May 08, 2013, 09:54:28 AM
 :D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on May 17, 2013, 07:57:25 PM
 :P
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 18, 2013, 05:12:54 PM
Comedian Alonzo Budden:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 03, 2013, 11:27:50 AM
Borderless News & Views: "In Memoriam: Michele Bachmann’s Career (2001-2013)" (http://www.printfriendly.com/print?url=http%3A%2F%2Fborderlessnewsandviews.com%2F2013%2F06%2Fin-memoriam-michele-bachmanns-career-2001-2013%2F&partner=Shareaholic-Publishers)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on June 07, 2013, 11:47:59 PM
I blame this guy. ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on June 08, 2013, 01:10:35 AM
Meanwhile....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 09, 2013, 05:34:35 AM
It gets worse :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on June 09, 2013, 12:46:23 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: luvdemwhoppers on June 09, 2013, 03:43:44 PM
 Forrest  (http://www.youtube.com/v/6aZ8vNagvks)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on June 10, 2013, 05:10:47 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on June 12, 2013, 06:24:24 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: tdotter on June 14, 2013, 04:17:19 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on June 15, 2013, 12:59:04 AM
Now, why is what the dork in "the Future" doing likely to happen without a murmur of dissent (hint: you can do it already, just not with Google Glass), when the NSA collecting phone records is totally an invasion of privacy?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: solvegas on June 15, 2013, 03:43:24 AM
Now, why is what the dork in "the Future" doing likely to happen without a murmur of dissent (hint: you can do it already, just not with Google Glass), when the NSA collecting phone records is totally an invasion of privacy?


A few days ago we were briefed at work about these devices and were told that under no circumstances they would be tolerated on the casino floor. Not only the corporation but the Nevada gaming regulatory agency stated they are verboten since they are cheating devices. Today they are easy to spot because their frames are large but as time goes by and the electronics, camera and battery are miniturised they will look just like regular, common glasses and then what ? Perhaps we will do what the military does and use countermeasures and fry our guests electronics. That will make us popular.  ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on June 20, 2013, 09:24:44 PM
 :P

NSA Wiretapping Public Service Announcement (http://www.funnyordie.com/embed/ba0cc80eec)


[click the gray bar at the top that says "NSA Wiretapping Public Service Announcement"
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on June 20, 2013, 09:50:48 PM
 :D

A love letter to the NSA agent who is monitoring my online activity. (http://www.happyplace.com/24470/a-love-letter-to-the-nsa-agent-who-is-monitoring-my-online-activity)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on June 20, 2013, 10:11:17 PM
You know, Switcher, during the Clinton Administration a lot of FBI records from the '60s became available under FOIA. A number of my friends were disappointed to discover that they were never under surveillance. One was especially disappointed to discover that the FBI considered him to be harmless. Quite a blow for a "revolutionary".
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on June 21, 2013, 12:51:57 AM
I just thought the link I posted were funny.  :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on June 21, 2013, 01:09:47 AM
I just thought the link I posted were funny.  :)

I agree, I think they are. For some people, discovering that they are not being spied upon can be unwelcome news.  :-\
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on June 23, 2013, 12:14:44 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: solvegas on June 23, 2013, 04:29:40 AM
^ Ahh yes, the Village idiots.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on June 23, 2013, 04:34:23 AM
^ Ahh yes, the Village idiots.

There, in all it's magnificence, is the reason there will never be another Republican president.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on June 24, 2013, 12:26:08 AM
Both of you have missed the point. Kucinich is taller than Obama. Now that`s funny. ::)

I know I'm missing something, 'cuz I've spent some time with Kucinich, and he's several inches shorter than I am... ???
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on June 24, 2013, 12:28:38 AM
I know I'm missing something, 'cuz I've spent some time with Kucinich, and he's several inches shorter than I am... ???
In the photo I posted, Kucinich is taller. In real life I think he is 5 feet 7 inches. I should stick with the pics and not write anything. :P
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on June 24, 2013, 12:30:37 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on June 24, 2013, 12:48:06 AM
:)

Okay, that one I get. Sotomayor is hotter than I thought...

And I like that you left Stevens in.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 24, 2013, 07:43:57 AM
Progress...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on June 25, 2013, 02:04:07 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on June 26, 2013, 09:59:39 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on June 26, 2013, 10:19:23 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on June 28, 2013, 10:17:48 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Hark on June 28, 2013, 10:59:56 AM
Somehow, I don't believe that the people buying hoards of ammo would miss the math & science books.

I don't know whether to laugh or cry at that...   ??? ???
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on June 29, 2013, 05:47:04 PM
It`s that simple. ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on June 29, 2013, 06:26:38 PM
It`s that simple. ::)

"...and we're not so sure about Alaska!"
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on June 30, 2013, 01:24:25 AM
Yeah, but it's got oil - lots and lots of oil.  ::) :P
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Palomine on June 30, 2013, 05:19:35 AM
Yeah, but it's got oil - lots and lots of oil.  ::) :P

Not all that much oil actually... if you're counting only what's technically feasible and economically viable to extract. While neoconpoops, their brethren, Faux Noozies and Dittoheads will spout off about ANWR and environs being the magic answer to "500 years of American energy independence" (who do you wanna bet funded those studies?! ;)) most reputable, non-partisan sources put the figure at something like 1-2% (at most) of the world supply. And before anyone gets all Palinesque about that, allow me to point out the reality that even if ANWR was drilled, it's not like that oil would be reserved solely for American consumers. Exxon and Co. are mutinationals and the markets for all resources are global... so quite a bit of that ANWR crude would likely end up in China, all things considered.

"Drill baby drill" only really means anything when you're talking about porn IMO. ;)  
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on July 01, 2013, 02:04:22 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on July 01, 2013, 05:54:19 AM
 :P
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: number3fac on July 01, 2013, 06:40:44 AM
I coulda sworn it was Dubya that bugged the nation (via the Patriot Act); Obama just optimized the system.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on July 02, 2013, 12:07:05 AM
Not all that much oil actually... if you're counting only what's technically feasible and economically viable to extract. While neoconpoops, their brethren, Faux Noozies and Dittoheads will spout off about ANWR and environs being the magic answer to "500 years of American energy independence" (who do you wanna bet funded those studies?! ;)) most reputable, non-partisan sources put the figure at something like 1-2% (at most) of the world supply. And before anyone gets all Palinesque about that, allow me to point out the reality that even if ANWR was drilled, it's not like that oil would be reserved solely for American consumers. Exxon and Co. are mutinationals and the markets for all resources are global... so quite a bit of that ANWR crude would likely end up in China, all things considered.

"Drill baby drill" only really means anything when you're talking about porn IMO. ;) 

And don't forget, there are different grades of crude oil.

The vertical axis is "API", which is a measure of thickness or density. The higher the API, the thinner/lighter the oil. The horizontal axis gives the sulfur content.

The Alberta tar sands are very close to the "Maya" grade. It takes a hell of a lot of nasty, toxic processing of the sludge to just get it thin enough to put into a pipeline, and then you have to do even more icky stuff to it to remove all the toxic crap you added to thin it....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on July 02, 2013, 01:13:01 AM
Gee guys, I only meant it as a joke - you know, as to why the US keeps Alaska. ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on July 02, 2013, 01:32:06 AM
Gee guys, I only meant it as a joke - you know, as to why the US keeps Alaska. ::)

Take it as a compliment. When a troll like Switcher posts, we ignore it.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Hark on July 02, 2013, 01:52:58 AM
Gave up **94** for a while, but this wasn't why...   :'(
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on July 02, 2013, 04:09:00 AM
Take it as a compliment. When a troll like Switcher posts, we ignore it.

When I troll it generates heated responses.

For example, my last post had only 1 mild reply.  It wasn't a troll.  I just thought the pic was funny.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on July 02, 2013, 08:52:53 AM
I just thought the pic was funny.

The Nixon caption is too Nixonian. He was impeached for much more serious stuff, and the proof was incontrovertible: watergate.info/impeachment/articles-of-impeachment (http://watergate.info/impeachment/articles-of-impeachment)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on July 04, 2013, 01:13:05 AM
Karl Marx disliked tea because all proper tea is theft.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on July 04, 2013, 03:03:31 AM
Karl Marx disliked tea because all proper tea is theft.

Actually, it was Pierre-Joseph Proudhon who said that. In case gOOb ever needs to prove he is not a Marxist, we have evidence.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 11, 2013, 03:08:36 PM
:)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on July 12, 2013, 09:51:58 AM
 8)  Modified to comply with rules:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Hark on July 12, 2013, 01:31:36 PM
Those last two made me really lol. I needed that.   :D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on July 17, 2013, 12:54:19 AM
Disco Hitler
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 20, 2013, 01:11:19 PM
I hear she's trying to run for a seat in Congress that's been held by one of their friends for decades; in the last election, he won 75% of the vote, or close to that.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on July 20, 2013, 05:47:45 PM
While we **82**.....

clickit
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on July 24, 2013, 08:20:04 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: solvegas on July 24, 2013, 01:01:26 PM
No wars ? Tell that to the Serbians.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Hark on July 24, 2013, 05:51:02 PM
No wars ? Tell that to the Serbians.

Whoops!  ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on July 25, 2013, 10:18:30 PM
You butcher a few genocidal maniacs, lose a total of zero casualties; that isn't war.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: solvegas on July 26, 2013, 04:35:54 AM
You butcher a few genocidal maniacs, lose a total of zero casualties; that isn't war.

I guess the many people bombed in Belgrade don't count. Zero casualties ? We lost a pilot in a F-117 and one in a F-16 which got shot down. Guess they don't count. By your definition of not war I guess Desert Storm wasn't a war since we had so few casualties even though the Iraqis lost a boatload of people and materiel. So what is war ? I guess since Truman called Korea a " Police Action " that ain't war. Guess those of us who served have a different definition than those who haven't. Just because it is a small war it doesn't mean it ain't war. The Marine Corps recognized this years ago when they wrote " The small wars manual " in 1938 when they summarized and cataloged their actions from the Spanish - American through their wars in the Caribbean up to 1935 and has been updated to this day. The people at the receiving end of your bombs will probably think of it as war. And just because Congress hasn't declared war it doesn't mean it isn't war.   
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on July 26, 2013, 08:07:11 AM
Two dead is an auto accident, not war.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TysonWarm on July 27, 2013, 06:16:14 AM
There is also the battle of Mogadishu.  Even made a movie about it.  18 American soldiers were killed and 73 wounded.  It was the deadliest battle involving US troops since the Vietnam war. 
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on July 27, 2013, 11:48:34 PM
A man whose wit was matched only by the looseness of his tongue, the combative John Adams quickly acquired a hefty reputation for articulate jabs and razor-sharp put-downs at the expense of his allies and (numerous) rivals alike, including some of the most celebrated figures in American history (Bob Dole once described him as “an eighteenth-century Don Rickles”). Here are some of his best zingers.

1. On Benjamin Franklin

“His whole life has been one continued insult to good manners and to decency.”

2. On Alexander Hamilton

“That bastard brat of a Scottish peddler! His ambition, his restlessness and all his grandiose schemes come, I'm convinced, from a superabundance of secretions, which he couldn't find enough whores to absorb!”

(Hamilton certainly wasn't above returning the fire.)

3. On Thomas Paine's Common Sense

“What a poor, ignorant, malicious, crapulous mass.”

(For more on their relationship, head here.)

4. On George Washington

“That Washington is not a scholar is certain. That he is too illiterate, unlearned, unread for his station is equally beyond dispute.”

5. On the City of Philadelphia

“Phyladelphia [sic], with all its trade and wealth and regularity, is not Boston. The morals of our people are much better; their manners are more polite and agreeable... Our language is better, our taste is better, our persons are handsomer; our spirit is greater, our laws are wiser, our religion is better, our education is better. We exceed them in every thing, but in a market.”

6. On Thomas Jefferson

“His soul is poisoned with ambition.”


Read the full text here: http://mentalfloss.com/article/51899/7-john-adams-greatest-insults#ixzz2aIDV27nh
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Hark on July 28, 2013, 11:51:11 AM
Ouch!  I guess it's a good thing dueling was falling out of style at the time...   ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 30, 2013, 11:14:45 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on July 31, 2013, 02:35:42 AM
...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 01, 2013, 08:52:22 PM
Meanwhile, as the New York City mayoral race heats up...

Getcha Carlos Danger shirts! 40% off! (http://skreened.com/gallery/wcaqnkheaiujnoqwwenw)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 02, 2013, 12:50:01 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 03, 2013, 01:22:29 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 04, 2013, 11:18:43 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 05, 2013, 08:16:47 AM
"I know you want it..."

YouTube: "Pres. Bill Clinton 'singing' Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines'" (https://www.youtube.com/v/hU3CYs77Ku4&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 06, 2013, 05:14:37 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 07, 2013, 09:28:43 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on August 08, 2013, 03:28:20 AM
:)
Jeepers! :o - That's almost as scary as ... well, I won't say (write) the name, but long time BEA users know who I mean. ::)

Sam "saying it's the blue eyeshadow that makes it almost as bad as ..." V
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 08, 2013, 04:21:34 AM
:)

Head swap of Lisa Ann (who is also known for her portrayal of Sarah Palin).
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 08, 2013, 05:13:57 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 08, 2013, 02:58:44 PM
Meanwhile:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 08, 2013, 09:35:47 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 17, 2013, 06:41:53 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 18, 2013, 10:04:08 AM
Meanwhile, the New York City's mayoral race is heating up.

YouTube: "Weiner - Teaser 1 - Current Event Teaser Trailer" (http://www.youtube.com/v/tSFwnDgOhmI&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 20, 2013, 08:28:18 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 25, 2013, 10:18:23 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 25, 2013, 10:30:02 PM
8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TysonWarm on August 26, 2013, 01:12:57 PM
 ???
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 27, 2013, 11:33:16 AM
This is why Canada fucking rocks.

YouTube: "Lori Welbourne, Topless Reporter, Surprises Kelowna's Mayor To Prove A Point About Equality" (http://www.youtube.com/v/jOmgouk_U20&rel=0)

(http://img.youtube.com/vi/jOmgouk_U20/default.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/v/jOmgouk_U20)

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 31, 2013, 02:06:29 AM
Fifty years after Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech, there are other dreamers afoot.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 31, 2013, 09:09:53 PM
This has to go in the "funny" thread. For more than a week Republican Congressional leaders have demanded that President Obama put any military action against Syria to a vote of Congress. As recently as last night John McCain made that demand on the Jay Leno show. This morning the President made a statement that he would put the matter to Congress as soon as they resume. I just heard a brief news broadcast which reported that Lindsay Graham has demanded that the President act without further Congressional action.

Who could have guessed?   ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 02, 2013, 12:30:27 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 02, 2013, 07:49:57 PM
A shame...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 02, 2013, 11:56:10 PM
A shame...

Maybe, maybe not. Le proof is in le pudding.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 03, 2013, 12:40:34 AM
Maybe, maybe not. Le proof is in le pudding.
Proof is in the Putin puddin` pops.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 03, 2013, 03:38:44 AM
I'm trying out to be gOOb's straight man.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 03, 2013, 07:23:03 PM
The proof of the pudding is in the eating :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 04, 2013, 06:14:10 PM
He didn't say it.

The John Cleese Forum: "Is this an authentic piece by John Cleese?" (http://thejohncleese.com/forum/discussion/113/is-this-an-authentic-piece-by-john-cleese)

snopes: "Terrorism Alert" (http://www.snopes.com/politics/satire/terrorismalert.asp)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 05, 2013, 02:36:52 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 07, 2013, 01:28:52 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 07, 2013, 06:06:18 PM
Good work, gOOb. I've wondered if Pooty really gets the idea of proving his masculinity by paying billions of rubles to host two weeks of ice dancing...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 07, 2013, 08:56:10 PM
(sigh)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 08, 2013, 02:16:47 PM
ST. PETERSBURG (The Borowitz Report)—Hopes for a positive G20 summit crumbled today as President Obama blurted to Russia’s Vladimir Putin at a joint press appearance, “Everyone here thinks you’re a jackass.”

The press corps appeared stunned by the uncharacteristic outburst from Mr. Obama, who then unleashed a ten-minute tirade at the stone-faced Russian President.

“Look, I’m not just talking about Snowden and Syria,” Mr. Obama said. “What about Pussy Riot? What about your anti-gay laws? Total jackass moves, my friend.”


As Mr. Putin narrowed his eyes in frosty silence, Mr. Obama seemed to warm to his topic.

“If you think I’m the only one who feels this way, you’re kidding yourself,” Mr. Obama said, jabbing his finger in the direction of the Russian President’s face. “Ask Angela Merkel. Ask David Cameron. Ask the Turkish guy. Every last one of them thinks you’re a dick.”

Shortly after Mr. Obama’s volcanic performance, Mr. Putin released a terse official statement, reading, “I should be afraid of this skinny man? I wrestle bears.”

After one day of meetings, the G20 nations voted unanimously on a resolution that said maybe everyone should just go home.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 09, 2013, 02:40:56 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 09, 2013, 11:57:16 PM
On Tuesday, September 10, New Yorkers go to the polls in primary elections. One of the candidates for Comptroller of the City of New York: the Manhattan Madam, Kristin Davis.

Even if she doesn't win, she sure has some nice campaign photos.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on September 10, 2013, 12:36:20 AM
Well based on her prior work history she must at least know how to handle people and money. :-\ :-X
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 10, 2013, 12:42:05 AM
Ironically, one of her competitors for the position is "Client #9" himself, Eliot Spitzer.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 10, 2013, 03:19:08 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 11, 2013, 04:42:54 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 12, 2013, 07:25:38 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 12, 2013, 10:58:01 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 13, 2013, 11:51:21 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 16, 2013, 07:12:27 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: number3fac on September 17, 2013, 03:50:58 AM
I found this blog called "Better Book Titles" (I promise, this is the last post with it for now...I just shotgunned my way thru most of their archive) and found it highly amusing and wanted to share where appropriate.  Anyway, they posit new titles for books that presumably represent the book's contents more accurately.  Now this is one ("Mitt Romney: No Apology") is perhaps a bit belated, but I thought it'd be good for the thread:

(http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_md0vi4Q5Yz1qczxc6o1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 17, 2013, 05:26:04 AM
:)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 18, 2013, 11:42:11 PM

Germany/Japan vs. USA - makes you wonder who really won WWII
 Detroit vs. Atlanta - makes you wonder who really won the Civil War


Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 20, 2013, 01:39:05 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 20, 2013, 03:18:46 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: number3fac on September 20, 2013, 04:57:30 PM
;D

Er...I'm missing the joke, I think.  What's to be mad about?  Is Miss America affiliated with the Pres (or vice versa) in some way the Repubs would hate?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 21, 2013, 06:53:07 AM
The connection:

A non-white (well, not fully white) man gets into the White House...racist outbursts ensue (and have rarely stopped since 2008).

A non-white woman wins the Miss America pageant...racist outbursts ensue (http://publicshaming.tumblr.com/post/61428932482/racist-americans-whine-that-first-indian-american-miss).
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 21, 2013, 06:55:53 AM
So, let's see: they're trying to get rid of food stamps, and kill off unions, and meanwhile the Congress is at near-all-time low approval ratings. Looks like it's time for a new show on the Disney Channel...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: number3fac on September 21, 2013, 07:38:59 AM
The connection:

A non-white (well, not fully white) man gets into the White House...racist outbursts ensue (and have rarely stopped since 2008).

A non-white woman wins the Miss America pageant...racist outbursts ensue (http://publicshaming.tumblr.com/post/61428932482/racist-americans-whine-that-first-indian-american-miss).

Ah, I was not aware of any of the garbage being spewed about Miss America.  I had only seen brief items the following day on local news shows that she won, was the 1st woman of Indian descent to get the crown, and it was NY's 2nd year in a row.  That was literally the only thing I'd heard being said of her all week, and it was obviously all positive.  Those Twitter reactions suck, and make me sad for the USA.   :'(
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 21, 2013, 07:53:20 AM
Yeah. The ironic thing is, while all these ignorant low-lifes spout nonsense on Twitter, she's a gorgeous young woman who will reign as Miss America for a year, meet great people, do exciting things, and when it's all said and done, will receive a $50,000 scholarship and go on to medical school. So, she wins! :)

Oh, and if you didn't see the anti-Miss America backlash, maybe you should avoid Twitter for a few days since a Japanese guy won America's Got Talent (http://publicshaming.tumblr.com/post/61669005617/kenichi-ebina-wins-americas-got-talent-this-isnt) and an openly-gay guy won Big Brother too :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: number3fac on September 22, 2013, 06:19:02 AM
Yeah. The ironic thing is, while all these ignorant low-lifes spout nonsense on Twitter, she's a gorgeous young woman who will reign as Miss America for a year, meet great people, do exciting things, and when it's all said and done, will receive a $50,000 scholarship and go on to medical school. So, she wins! :)

Oh, and if you didn't see the anti-Miss America backlash, maybe you should avoid Twitter for a few days since a Japanese guy won America's Got Talent (http://publicshaming.tumblr.com/post/61669005617/kenichi-ebina-wins-americas-got-talent-this-isnt) and an openly-gay guy won Big Brother too :)

Avoid Twitter?  I haven't ever used the blasted thing!   :P
For BB, I've heard lots of disparaging conversation, all of it to do with the horrible habits of most of the houseguests, not just the winner.  According to feed watchers, there was a noticeable amount of racism, misogyny, & bullying (possibly some homophobia too, but the others were far more abundant)...two of the contestants were fired from their jobs as a direct result of their comments (though they didn't find out about that while they were on the show), and a third got in some trouble that may end up costing him his job too, I think.  Virtually all the bad stuff (and there is quite a bit) I've read about the BB winner had nothing to do with his orientation, but rather his gameplay...he ratted out/doublecrossed/backstabbed every group that he pretended to ally with, preventing anyone from upsetting whatever the status quo was while simultaneously coming across as everyone's friend because he never got caught.  And there was some mention that he would pointlessly savagely badmouth certain evictees long after they'd left the house.  Anyway, the general consensus I've seen is that this season of BB was the worst in the show's history, but not once has anyone related it to the winner being gay.
In conclusion: Twitter is an awful thing, and the less attention paid to anything posted to it, the better.   ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on September 22, 2013, 07:03:32 PM
Of of the opinion Internet anonymity breeds stupidity in some, with the mistaken belief they can get away with any hateful ignorance they choose to perpetrate.

Perhaps these persons may never be known; but if they continue in these acts, at some point it will in the end come back to bite them on the ass in ways they may have never seen, or imagined. :-\
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 25, 2013, 02:30:11 PM
 
THAT is comrade President Putin! He eats cats for breakfast, do not utter a peep my little babushka!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 26, 2013, 03:44:04 AM
^  ;D ;D ;D

Meanwhile:

The Republican Dictionary of Words and Phrases

AUTHENTIC - used to describe a candidate who is unaware of current events, doesn't read a newspaper and is proud of it

CLASS WARFARE - a technique by which teachers, nurses, firemen, etc. are believed to be oppressing derivatives traders and CEOs

ELITES: insufferable, over-educated snobs who are not real Americans and may be French unlike George W. Bush (Yale, Harvard) and Mitt Romney (Harvard MBA & JD)

EMPOWER - if an American worker loses his pension or Social Security, he is empowered

FREE-MARKET CAPITALISM - the economic system by which Halliburton gets sole-source, cost-plus government contracts

GLOBAL WARMING - a hoax perpetuated by a worldwide conspiracy of biased scientists. Fortunately it is being combatted by right-wing foundations, oil companies, televangelists, et al.

JOB CREATORS - the truly creative engines of economic growth such as hedge-fund billionaires, real-estate flippers, mortgage-backed securities bundlers, leveraged buyout specialists, etc.

LEVEL PLAYING FIELD - what every lobbyist wants in the spirit of fairness. The only way to achieve it is to bribe politicians to award a sole-source contract to his client

LIBERAL - a satanic idealogue who is at once a socialist leveler, an elitist defender of privilege, an atheist and a secret Muslim

PATRIOT - someone who loves America more than he loves the majority of the people living therein

PRO-LIFE - the unconditional support of the first nine months of a human being's existence. After that, the same human being has the unconditional right to be executed, sent off to war or die without health insurance

REAL AMERICANS - the minority of Americans who look, think and act exactly as I do

TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK - give us what we want right now, even if we don't know what that is

TEA PARTY -people covered by Medicare who hate socialized medicine and the black man POTUS

WASHINGTON SPENDING - the bad sort of spending that doesn't go towards earmarks for campaign contributors, subsidies to big oil or the military's half-trillion dollar budget
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 26, 2013, 10:21:04 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 27, 2013, 12:33:11 AM
^--If we had a "like" button, I'd click for that.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on September 27, 2013, 02:56:57 AM
At least SOME of The Opposition are starting to get the hint that threatening to shut down the government if The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (to give it its proper name) is not defunded/repealed might not actually be in their best interests....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 27, 2013, 05:30:13 AM
Yeah, well tell that to Sen. Ted Cruz...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 27, 2013, 07:53:31 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on September 28, 2013, 12:48:25 AM
Yeah, well tell that to Sen. Ted Cruz...
Politicians in general wouldn't recognize irony, if it bit them on the ass. And the sad true is that it does quite frequently. ::) :P
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 28, 2013, 12:55:46 AM
Yeah, well tell that to Sen. Ted Cruz...

I hope not to bore other members, but the irony is many layers deep. Theodor Geisel was a political cartoonist before he wrote children's books under the nom de plum of Doctor Seuss (Seuss was his middle name). His cartoons were bitingly critical of Congressional Republicans who criticized Franklin Roosevelt, and he was investigated at least once by Cruz's predecessor, Joseph McCarthy. His book about Sneeches was banned from school libraries throughout the South for its clear anti-racist message, just as "Green Eggs and Ham" has long been loathed by conservatives for its embrace of new things, like new health care systems.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 30, 2013, 10:23:38 PM
 In Gooberland. ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on October 01, 2013, 10:55:48 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on October 01, 2013, 11:51:55 PM
^--It's slightly less real than this one. I thought you had quit hanging out at fark.com, gOOb:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 02, 2013, 05:30:36 AM
Gawker: "Kimmel Asks Americans to Choose: Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act" (https://www.youtube.com/v/sx2scvIFGjE&rel=0)

"If asked to pick between Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act, which would Americans choose? And would it matter to them that they are synonyms for the same fucking thing?

Jimmy Kimmel sent his Q&A crew out into the streets yet again to find out just how misled and uninformed the American public is concerning the healthcare debate, and returned with some unfortunately unsurprising responses.

And if you're under the impression that these responses were hand-picked, you might want to take a look at this CNBC poll which found that 46 percent of Americans oppose Obamacare, while only 37 percent oppose the Affordable Care Act.

This despite the fact that, again, they are the same fucking thing."


Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 02, 2013, 05:34:59 AM
Meanwhile, in Washington, someone takes a new tack towards getting those **93** layabouts (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/01/alan-grayson-republicans-are-rejecting-obamacare-out-of-**93**-anger/) to do something.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on October 02, 2013, 10:58:58 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 04, 2013, 06:05:15 AM
Trust the Daily News to get to the heart of the matter.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Ronald Ray Gun on October 04, 2013, 07:39:28 PM
We'll live.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on October 04, 2013, 11:03:27 PM
Yeah, most will go about their business and be hardly inconvenienced by the shutdown.

But don't forget that with the shutdown in the '90's, the country wasn't still in the midst of recovering from a massive economic downturn. So they are lots of people who will be truly inconvenienced by it, if not ending up losing even more ground as they struggled to get back on their feet the last few years.

But then this is all about growing American jobs (GOP.COM/JOBS); as the taking pols of the Repubs and Teas like to say over and over as one justification for their fight over "Obamacare" and the shutdown. The thing is, because of their lunacy they just made a whole lot more jobless people who can't earn a living, or who are now working without pay; but the bills still are coming due and need paid.  And I'm not just talking about government employees here.

Perhaps this isn't very funny for a Funny Politics thread, but then I don't find any of this current Congressional idiocy, funny in the least. :(   
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 06, 2013, 03:50:13 AM
Perhaps this isn't very funny for a Funny Politics thread, but then I don't find any of this current Congressional idiocy, funny in the least. :(   

Indeed. Ain't funny at all.

This is though:

Quote
Time Magazine, you missed a golden opportunity with your “Shutdown” cover.

Because if you’re going to bring it?—?bring it big.

Time Magazine’s cover this week has been called an “extremely gloomy” take on the fiasco in progress in D.C. (and, uh, shouldn’t we be gloomy, given that we’re on Day 4 of a national hostage crisis and counting?).

Point taken. I think Time could’ve injected some levity into the situation with a variation of their American Society of Magazine Editors award finalist cover from May 21, 2012?—?and illustrated the real cause of our federal government’s incredible dysfunction in clear and transparent terms.

Thank God (and Adobe) for Photoshop.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 09, 2013, 05:07:53 AM
South Park had it right...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 09, 2013, 05:17:54 AM
Oh, Breitbart...

PolitiFact: "Did Obama shut down the ocean as part of the shutdown?" (http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2013/oct/07/tweets/did-obama-shut-down-ocean-part-shutdown/)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 09, 2013, 05:38:11 AM
"Arizona Republican Brenda Barton compared Obama to Hitler. If he was like Hitler, HE WOULD'VE INVADED ARIZONA BY NOW."

-- Hari Kondabolu
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on October 10, 2013, 12:20:11 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 10, 2013, 06:29:48 AM
Yup.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on October 12, 2013, 01:03:38 AM
 8)

Free Bill Posters!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on October 12, 2013, 08:14:50 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on October 16, 2013, 02:01:05 AM
Could have gone into the Serious Politics thread, too
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on October 16, 2013, 09:26:43 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on October 18, 2013, 09:59:31 PM
 8) With apologies to gOOber:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on October 18, 2013, 11:58:40 PM
Blessed are the cheese makers. 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 19, 2013, 06:20:25 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on October 19, 2013, 07:55:00 PM
Whadda mean they gained nothing?  :-\

A number of congressmen and senators got special perks for their constituents back home that were buried in the bills they voted for. ::)

Kentucky especially made out like a bandit, with a new billion plus dollar dam project on the Ohio river. :o

But then as Gene points out, the Tea Partiers all came to Washington to finally put a stop to such "business as usual" in the way things got done on Capital Hill. And all it's cost the US is some $24 Billion dollars and a projected 0.5% drop in economic growth from the expected 2.6% increase in this quarter. :-X

And Senator Ted Cruz said the fight over "Obamacare", the shutdown, and the debt ceiling was all worth it because that's what the American people wanted. :o

Really Senator Cruz? ???

So tell me Senator, does it ever bother you being a total ass, as much as it does me? ::)
:P :P :P :P <=== (these are raspberry emoticons for the Senatorial Ass from Texas)

----
And BTW the Senator will be up for re-election in 2018. Lets all hope the country will/can survive until then.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: number3fac on October 20, 2013, 04:05:18 AM
And yet...
Got an automated phone call today that started about how a vast majority of Americans polled (I think it said 80%) were so upset over the problems in D.C. that they were claiming to be ready to vote out the government.  Then the next sentence began with how Obama and the Democrats refused to negotiate, and before it got any further I hung up.
Much as I'd like to think that this whole debacle will shake things back into a more moderate stance (mainly from the conservatives, even though the liberals are far from flawless), I think it won't change anywhere near as much as it ought to in order for each side to preserve the integrity of their "narrative" role (as opposed to their actual integrity).
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on October 20, 2013, 05:41:36 AM
Alas, the narrative in the conservative echo chamber seems to be that it was a failure of those evil "moderates" that kept the silly scheme from working, and they need to behave more crazy.

---------------------------

Meanwhile, here we have a poster from the current Seattle municipal election: Ksharma Sawant, a city council candidate who proposes a city minimum wage of $15.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on October 22, 2013, 12:41:36 AM
 :P
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 22, 2013, 05:15:33 AM
Well, at least President Obama's happier (https://www.youtube.com/v/2o1zW6xX2OA&rel=0) since the PPACA is now the law...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on October 22, 2013, 09:55:55 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on October 23, 2013, 09:43:47 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on October 31, 2013, 09:06:27 PM
Forbes magazine says Pooty Poot is now the most powerful person on the planet. All Hail Pooty Poot!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on November 06, 2013, 11:14:15 PM
Uh oh...That wasn't a fart!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 07, 2013, 05:21:08 PM
...with Sen. Rand Paul as Secretary of Education.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on November 08, 2013, 01:46:31 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 08, 2013, 02:29:32 AM
 8)  gOOb, I hope he sticks around. North America needs a mayor like him.

"I only smoke crack when I'm in an alcoholic stupor."
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 08, 2013, 08:09:47 PM
We have nothing to fear but fear itself."~Rand Paul, 1933
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 09, 2013, 12:14:33 AM
Mr. Boehner's been fairly quiet these past few days. I hope he's OK.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Hark on November 09, 2013, 04:58:33 PM
LMAO, Zookie!  That's an uncanny resemblance.  ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 11, 2013, 11:38:13 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 12, 2013, 01:29:57 AM
That explains everything.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 12, 2013, 09:38:19 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on November 12, 2013, 11:20:58 PM
 
My doctor is pretty unorthodox, uses a cane, is addicted to painkillers, hates working in the clinic and is generally a dick to everyone. He doesnt work at the hospital anymore.

Thanks Obama  :P
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 14, 2013, 06:29:45 AM
From Buzzfeed:

"Montana Lt. Gov. "Accidentally" Liked Picture Of Breasts On F___book — Then Quickly Scrubbed His Account"

"Breasts.Proof men can multitask2" reads the image’s caption that was liked by a top-tier Democratic recruit for U.S. Senate. "This was spam," a Montana Democrat says.

The Democratic party’s top recruit for the U.S. Senate race in Montana has a F___book problem. Either he’s dangerously clumsy with the site’s iPhone app — or he recently let the world know how much he appreciates breasts.

A screengrab captured by a Republican operative with interest in the 2014 Senate race shows Democratic Lt. Gov. John Walsh — whom national Democrats are hoping will jump into the Senate race soon — “liked” a F___book profile featuring pictures of women’s breasts on F___book around 9:45 p.m. on Aug. 19. The name of the account is “Breasts.Proof men can multitask2.”

Walsh’s F___book profile disappeared sometime later before reappearing later with the “like” deleted. Walsh’s likes now include the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the National Guard, various Montana Democrats, and “The 2nd Amendment Keeps Us Free.” There’s no mention of “Breasts.Proof men can multitask2.”

Walsh has access to the page, and engages with F___book through his iPhone. A senior Montana Democrat close to Walsh said the “like” was a mistake on Walsh’s part.

“This was spam and an unintentional accident. Once the Lt. Gov. knew that it had happened it was immediately removed from the page,” said the Democrat. “It looks like D.C. Republicans are so fearful of John Walsh running for Senate that they’re attacking a war hero with spam. That’s the best they got?”

Walsh has not announced his plans on the Senate race, but he’s a top recruit for the DSCC after former Gov. Brian Schweitzer, who Democrats hoped would run, decided against a bid. The DSCC hopes to hold onto to the seat in what’s expected to be a tough race for Democrats.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on November 15, 2013, 01:45:45 AM
Comedian Sarah Silverman asks, "If the NRA wants more people to have access to guns, why not give them to people who need them for self-defense, and cannot afford them?"

(https://i2.ytimg.com/vi/wzLoyY-ypPQ/mqdefault.jpg) (http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/wzLoyY-ypPQ)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 16, 2013, 07:41:50 PM
And to think that she was once considered worthy of being one heartbeat away from the Presidency.

Details here (http://assholeoftheday.us/post/66912889165/asshole-of-the-day-november-13-2013-sarah-palin).
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on November 19, 2013, 06:16:58 PM
"I got milk."
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 20, 2013, 11:07:40 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 24, 2013, 07:16:05 AM
Best political movie ever!

YouTube: "Rob Ford: The Movie" (http://www.youtube.com/v/RUY6lDja-DE&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 24, 2013, 07:38:14 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: CarlTL on November 24, 2013, 06:20:14 PM
8)

Oh look a Klan Bake!  ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on November 30, 2013, 04:57:30 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on December 05, 2013, 07:59:25 PM
Left over...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on December 08, 2013, 07:13:30 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on December 10, 2013, 01:19:33 AM
Seems legit.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on December 10, 2013, 08:59:09 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on December 10, 2013, 11:36:42 AM
8)
Love it. :D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on December 10, 2013, 05:06:29 PM
They were also the same ones who said raising taxes on the wealthiest would devastate the economic recovery. :-\
Anyone notice the stock market closings of late? ::) :-X     
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on December 11, 2013, 11:49:41 AM
Yup.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on December 11, 2013, 08:35:10 PM
Any guesses how this will work out?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: number3fac on December 12, 2013, 06:51:16 AM
Yup.

Who's the guy in the lower pic, and what did he do?  ???
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on December 12, 2013, 09:03:39 AM
Who's the guy in the lower pic, and what did he do?  ???

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida).

He gave an interview critical of President Obama's handshake with Raoul Castro, though he was less extravagant than Sen. John McCain (R-Dementia).
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on December 12, 2013, 05:28:18 PM
 :(
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on December 12, 2013, 10:03:05 PM
Ain't Dogma a Bitch?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on December 17, 2013, 11:48:41 AM
Just about.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on December 21, 2013, 11:11:52 PM
YouTube: Alphacat's "Get Signed Up" (http://www.youtube.com/v/1GmY8KH03rM&rel=0) (to the tune of Snoop Doggy Dogg's  "Drop It Like It's Hot")

(http://img.youtube.com/vi/1GmY8KH03rM/default.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on December 23, 2013, 07:37:53 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on December 28, 2013, 11:19:13 PM
"I think I know why the website isn`t working."
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on December 28, 2013, 11:24:34 PM
gOOb, I remember the step right before those phones, where you had to carry around a battery pack as well as a phone that size. I knew a guy who thought he was just super high-tech when he got one. I preferred a pay phone.

But meanwhile, this is why I believe in the Oxford comma:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Palomine on January 02, 2014, 05:00:19 AM
The Capitol Steps tribute to the NSA, set to a popular hit folks my age will remember well:

(http://img.youtube.com/vi/BD78zfERGYw/default.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/v/BD78zfERGYw)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on January 02, 2014, 09:16:49 AM
The Capitol Steps tribute to the NSA, set to a popular hit folks my age will remember well:

(http://img.youtube.com/vi/BD78zfERGYw/default.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/v/BD78zfERGYw)

I like it.

Gawd, if they watch me, they must be bored to tears. But I think gOOb is way more interesting.

There really are some funny things about Snowden's "revelations". No one has yet bothered to ask Merkel whether the BND maintains coverage of Americans; a truthful answer would be embarrassing. Besides, German chancellors have always been peace-loving allies, right?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 03, 2014, 09:31:45 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on January 04, 2014, 05:51:33 AM
 :P


Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on January 07, 2014, 08:14:25 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 08, 2014, 12:35:08 AM
The way things are going, New York State might be next!

Meanwhile, some advice to Dennis Rodman from Conan O'Brien:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on January 09, 2014, 10:28:19 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 14, 2014, 09:27:48 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on January 15, 2014, 06:16:08 PM
Does that really surprise anyone?  :-\
Aren't conservatives the supposed experts on voter fraud? ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on January 16, 2014, 02:24:24 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on January 23, 2014, 11:21:04 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 29, 2014, 12:41:37 PM
The State of the Union was very entertaining this year.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on January 31, 2014, 03:06:46 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 31, 2014, 08:58:41 AM
Friends!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on February 05, 2014, 10:27:04 AM
silly and fun (http://media.y8.com/system/contents/13365/original/Falling_Obama.swf)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on February 06, 2014, 05:55:56 PM
No gayness in the motherland. ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on February 07, 2014, 07:51:28 AM
 :D


Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on February 07, 2014, 07:15:30 PM
No gayness in the motherland. ::)

I think Pooty is all about challenging stereotypes.

Either that, or he's coming out in 5...4...3...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on February 14, 2014, 04:01:12 AM
Or maybe it's the other way around.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on February 16, 2014, 01:21:33 AM
If he doesn`t die first. ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on February 16, 2014, 09:40:33 AM
^--Wow! How old is that cover?   ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on February 16, 2014, 10:29:15 AM
That's from May 1978. Lizzie ain't goin' nowheres, and she ain't abdicating neither...looks like Chuck will never be king, unless he pulls a Richard III on his mom...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on February 16, 2014, 09:11:48 PM
Damn. Here we go again :(
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on February 20, 2014, 12:11:52 AM

President Barack Obama has a very hard job. Not only as president, but as the face of illegal Viagra in Pakistan.

Because some people think sex is all about power, and nothing says power like the face of the President of the most powerful country in the world dressed like James Bond.

Obama’s face is plastered on packets of “little blue pills,” a drug that is technically outlawed in Pakistan.

The pills are being smuggled into Peshawar, the hardline capital of Pakistan’s Pashtun region, from neighboring Afghanistan.

Sales are reportedly exploding (there’s a pun in here somewhere) as desperate men are willing to break the law to improve their sexual prowess.

Read more at http://www.ryot.org/president-obama-becomes-the-face-of-pakistani-viagra/574809#7pBgp7Y6E50MSsrb.99
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on February 20, 2014, 07:15:39 AM
Now that is hilarious! :D :D :D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on February 21, 2014, 02:03:35 AM
Speaking of condoms...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on February 21, 2014, 02:23:16 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on February 23, 2014, 05:43:17 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on February 25, 2014, 12:15:13 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on February 27, 2014, 05:22:45 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on February 28, 2014, 04:54:23 AM
All those suckers who invested in a totally unsecured, uninsured "currency", backed by absolutely nothing, not even the good faith of a government......

HAW HAW!!!!!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on February 28, 2014, 11:52:38 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: CarlTL on March 01, 2014, 02:19:04 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 09, 2014, 12:00:29 AM
Yup.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on March 17, 2014, 09:36:33 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: solvegas on March 18, 2014, 01:32:54 AM
:)

^ LOL ! That's terrible but it's hilareous.  ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on March 20, 2014, 11:23:28 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 22, 2014, 04:00:34 AM
That explains it all.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on March 23, 2014, 10:15:07 PM
You got a problem, comrade?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 25, 2014, 04:30:20 AM
Oh, Faux...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 02, 2014, 04:13:08 PM
Thanks For Being So Cool About Everything
By Vladimir Putin

As you know, the last few weeks have been kind of crazy around here. Last month, protests in Ukraine ousted the country's Kremlin-allied president and ignited a wave of Ukrainian nationalism that threatened to destabilize Russia's economic and military interests in the region. Of course, I couldn't simply stand by and let that happen, so I intervened and ordered a **76** takeover of the strategically important peninsula of Crimea-a territory with historical ties to Russia that our nation had long desired. It's certainly no easy task to forcefully annex an entire province against another country's will, so I just wanted to thank you-the government of the United States, the nations of western Europe, and really the entire world population as a whole-for being super cool about all of this.

Seriously, you guys have been amazing. All of you. I really appreciate it.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on April 02, 2014, 07:20:13 PM
Why not Transdniestra, Pooty? They've even asked, and I'm sure Moldova won't mind.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on April 03, 2014, 04:08:16 AM
Probably because Transnistria is one of the most lawless places on Earth (a center of drug, arms, and human trafficking), has an economy (such as it is) tied too much to the west, has a population that (although Russians are the largest ethnic group) is primarily non-Russian, and has no border at all with Russia.

Annexing them would be more trouble than it's worth.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on April 03, 2014, 04:12:45 AM
Probably because Transnistria is one of the most lawless places on Earth (a center of drug, arms, and human trafficking), has an economy (such as it is) tied too much to the west, has a population that (although Russians are the largest ethnic group) is primarily non-Russian, and has no border at all with Russia.

Annexing them would be more trouble than it's worth.

So it's not really Russian cultural and historic connections?

Pooty is a self-serving hypocrite?

I'm shocked, truly shocked!   :o
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 03, 2014, 04:10:36 PM
The real reason Pooty got a divorce.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 04, 2014, 04:48:18 PM
Pooty loves the spotlight.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 06, 2014, 06:37:49 PM
 The most violent protest in Canadian history, with three dollars in damage.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on April 07, 2014, 02:02:13 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 08, 2014, 02:35:37 AM
McCutcheon + Citizens United...drip drip drip...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 09, 2014, 09:58:53 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 15, 2014, 03:17:29 PM
Just about.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 15, 2014, 06:27:30 PM
The Daily Beast: "Boehner Challenger Makes 'Electile Dysfunction' Video"
A longshot challenger to Speaker of the House John Boehner is trying to use penis jokes to win election.

Does Speaker of the House John Boehner suffer from “electile dysfunction”? One of his primary challengers thinks so in a slightly racy Internet video that he has posted on his website.

J.D. Winteregg, an adjunct French teacher at Cedarville University running against Boehner, who has created a spoof Cialis commercial which aims squarely at 12-term incumbent.

“If you have a Boehner lasting longer than 23 years, seek immediate medical attention,” the ad’s narrator advises.

Winteregg’s campaign website advertises the fact that he has no political experience, which could explain why he thought the You Tube video titled “When The Moment Is Right” was a good idea.

Other gems from the 1-minute video include:

“Your electile dysfunction? It could be a question of blood flow. Sometimes when a politician has been in DC too long, it goes to his head.”

“Used on a daily basis, Winteregg in Congress will help you every time the moment is right.”

And “Other signs of electile dysfunction may include extreme skin discoloration.”

According to his website, Winteregg, who did not respond to multiple requests for comment from The Daily Beast, is “100% opposed to amnesty” and “pro-life, no exceptions.” Winteregg also criticizes Boehner for “working to provide amnesty” and because he “purchased an $830,000 condo in Florida and spends little time in the district.”

Winteregg, who is one of three Republicans challenging against Boehner, is the longest of longshots in Ohio’s May 6th Republican primary and has only $25,000 on hand according to his most recent FEC report.

The only Speaker of the House to lose a bid for re-election in the past 150 years was Democrat Tom Foley, who lost his marginal district in eastern Washington in the GOP landslide of 1994.

But, if Winteregg doesn’t make it to Capitol Hill, it seems he’ll always have a future making penis jokes on the Internet.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 15, 2014, 10:47:17 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 17, 2014, 09:20:18 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on April 18, 2014, 01:05:36 AM
The battle has already begun....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on April 18, 2014, 09:02:31 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on April 19, 2014, 06:42:08 AM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 23, 2014, 12:24:30 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on April 23, 2014, 06:08:55 PM
"Thou shall not lie" - Must be from a new revised version of the Ten Commandants. :-\

Unless it was on that third tablet; the one Moses dropped and broke on the way down from Sinai. ::)

Sam "hoping the big guy won't hold it against me for stealing that joke from Mel Brooks" V  :-[
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on April 23, 2014, 06:26:07 PM
"Thou shall not lie" - Must be from a new revised version of the Ten Commandants. :-\

Unless it was on that third tablet; the one Moses dropped and broke on the way down from Sinai. ::)

Sam "hoping the big guy won't hold it against me for stealing that joke from Mel Brooks" V  :-[

I think Mel Brooks also said that Milton Beryl broke the "Do not steal jokes" commandment.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 25, 2014, 06:59:40 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on April 28, 2014, 11:52:23 PM
Yeah, that guy is a real piece of work, isn't he? :-\
And I love how all the anti government conservative pols and pundits were jumping on to support him, until they had to back peddle to get the egg off their faces when everyone found out just what a piece of work he is. ::)

Serves them right. :P :P :P <=== {raspberry emoticons}
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 29, 2014, 11:49:59 PM
I love my job!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 30, 2014, 05:57:52 AM
Hi-yoooooooooooo!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on May 01, 2014, 05:05:06 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 06, 2014, 05:26:19 AM
True, true.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on May 07, 2014, 03:43:25 PM
Those crazy kids.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on May 07, 2014, 08:41:24 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on May 09, 2014, 11:48:02 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 20, 2014, 03:37:12 PM
This week in the news...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on May 21, 2014, 01:12:39 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on May 21, 2014, 01:21:41 AM
Actually I've always felt the anti-christ, if he/she arises, will more likely be from the Republican side of the political spectrum. ::) :-X :o :P
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on May 22, 2014, 07:49:22 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 27, 2014, 12:10:20 AM
Whovians. There's no pleasing 'em.

(http://forum.bearchive.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=9984181.0;attach=371955;image)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 28, 2014, 04:50:59 AM
YouTube: "Russell Peters on Arabs" (http://www.youtube.com/v/_GRZmd8mBgY&rel=0)

Oh, and has anyone been following the Indian elections?

Last Week Tonight with Jon Oliver: "Narenda Modi vs. Rahul Gandhi" (http://www.youtube.com/v/aZDYsSOngik&rel=0)

Last Week Tonight with Jon Oliver: "Indian Election Update" (http://www.youtube.com/v/8YQ_HGvrHEU&rel=0)

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on May 28, 2014, 07:45:36 PM
Only in America:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Palomine on May 28, 2014, 07:55:52 PM
Only in America:

Every time Alan West opens his mouth it occurs to me that if he didn't exist, Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes would have had to invent him.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 04, 2014, 01:09:33 PM
Those damn Russkies...how dare they do this??
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on June 05, 2014, 09:59:34 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on June 07, 2014, 09:38:07 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 12, 2014, 07:33:04 PM
Yeah, everyone loves pandas, but:

A panda walks into a restaurant, sits down and orders a sandwich. After he finishes eating the sandwich, the panda pulls out a gun and shoots the waiter, and then stands up to go. "Hey!" shouts the manager. "Where are you going? You just shot my waiter and you didn't pay for your sandwich!"

The panda yells back at the manager, "Hey man, I am a PANDA! Look it up!"

The manager opens his dictionary and sees the following definition for panda: "A tree-dwelling marsupial of Asian origin, characterized by distinct black and white coloring. Eats shoots and leaves."

And speaking of shooting:

BoingBoing: "How to Tell the Difference Between an Open-Carry Patriot and a Deranged Killer" (http://boingboing.net/2014/06/11/tom-the-dancing-bug-how-to-te.html)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on June 12, 2014, 09:27:24 PM
The panda joke. ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on June 13, 2014, 12:22:30 AM
The importance of commas.   :D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on June 17, 2014, 01:40:02 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on June 20, 2014, 01:23:20 AM
"Pressure on Obama to Quickly Resolve Centuries-Old Sunni-Shiite Conflict" (http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2014/06/pressure-on-obama-to-quickly-resolve-centuries-old-sunni-shiite-conflict.html)

"All we ask of this President is that he do one thing: settle a religious conflict that has been going on for a millennium and a half," McConnell said. "What did he offer today? Nothing."

Speaker of the House John Boehner acknowledged that there was a possibility that Obama might find a way to resolve the centuries-old Sunni-Shiite conflict, but the Ohio Republican was not optimistic.

"This struggle between Sunnis and Shiites has been going on for almost fifteen hundred years," he said. "That means President Obama has had ample time to fix it."
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on June 21, 2014, 04:27:53 AM
So, Dick Cheney thinks he knows what should be done to fix the mess in Iraq? And not just because he helped start it??
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 22, 2014, 05:50:24 AM
Indeed.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on June 22, 2014, 08:59:35 AM
So, Dick Cheney thinks he knows what should be done to fix the mess in Iraq? And not just because he helped start it??

The best response to Cheney was on NPR's comedy program "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me": Remember that kid who always farted and tried to blame somebody else?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 25, 2014, 10:34:27 AM
Can't blame this one on Dubya; this is all O's doing.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on July 26, 2014, 01:25:54 AM
Well.... the first part isn't really his doing, is it. And you can easily say that the Palestinians would rather not have missiles or tank rounds raining down on their civilians, either.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on July 26, 2014, 01:53:52 AM
Unless your Hamas - then its great propaganda to show the world how evil Israel is. ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on July 27, 2014, 01:35:57 AM
Those damn Russkies...how dare they do this??
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on July 27, 2014, 07:06:45 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 27, 2014, 08:23:42 AM
^ Don't forget him being a Muslim Ay-rab with a racist pastor whose church he attended for close to 20 years...

Meanwhile, what is in the water in Florida? Beyond them screwing us all in 2000, their Republican House of Representatives member who was forced out of office for being a cocaine-sniffing philanderer was replaced by this chap:

NBC News: "'Your Country': Freshman Rep Mangles Quizzing of U.S. Officials"

Next time, maybe reading the witness list beforehand might be a wise idea.

A new member of Congress is the butt of Twitter jokes galore today after he appeared to repeatedly treat two senior State and Commerce Department officials with Indian surnames as members of the Indian government.

“I'm familiar with your country; I love your country," Florida Republican Curt Clawson told Nisha Biswal and Arun Kumar, witnesses at a hearing at a subcommittee hearing of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

The cringe-worthy moment(s) were flagged by The Cable (http://vimeo.com/101737613).

Clawson continued to refer to “your country” and “your government” in his statements to both U.S. officials, at one point asking for “ask cooperation and commitment and priority from your government” in investment rules.

"I think your question is to the Indian government," replied Biswal, who serves as the Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs in the United States Department of State. "We certainly share your sentiment, and we certainly will advocate that on behalf of the U.S."

Here’s some more, from The Cable: “During the hearing, [Clawson] repeatedly touted his deep knowledge of the Indian subcontinent and his favorite Bollywood movies. None of his fellow colleagues publicly called him out on the oversight -- perhaps going easy on him because he's the new guy.”

Clawson is brand new to Congress; he won a special election in June to replace Rep. Trey Radel, who resigned after pleading guilty to cocaine possession.

====

Coulda been worse...he coulda asked them how Macaca was doing lately (https://www.youtube.com/v/r90z0PMnKwI&rel=0).
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on July 27, 2014, 05:28:06 PM
With the way he keep talking about "your government"; "your country" Curt Clawson might be one of those Sovereign Citizens, who snuck in under the radar by claiming the Republican mantle for himself. :o  ::) ???

Lot's of Tea Party and Libertarians do it. :-\
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on July 31, 2014, 01:31:06 AM
I know this Asian guy who is homophobic.....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 02, 2014, 06:16:32 AM
Russell Brand was back Tuesday with another installment of his media-crushing YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/v/V_m98GAdqKM&rel=0). His latest target: Sean Hannity.

Brand tore into Hannity's recent segment, which was called "Sympathy For The Terrorists," during which Hannity shouted down guest Yousef Munayyer -- a Palestinian-American and executive director of the Jerusalem Fund. The discussion was more of a yelling fit than an interview, as Hannity repeatedly shouted, "IS HAMAS A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION?!"

Brand called Hannity's aggressive attack on his guest "chi1dish," "rude" and "unreasonable."

"He's not interested in truth," he said. "Sean Hannity is only interested in pushing a perspective."

Brand also gave some advice to Hannity's guest, who struggled to get a word in over Hannity's shouting.

"Good luck with that mate," Brand advised. "Sean doesn't want an answer to his question. Sean wants to say more stuff while jabbing his finger aggressively."

But perhaps Brand's most valuable observation is that Hannity looks alarmingly like the Ken doll from Toy Story 3.

He has a point...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 02, 2014, 10:02:58 AM
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Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 06, 2014, 01:48:02 AM
San Francisco Chronicle: "House panel: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack" (http://m.sfgate.com/politics/article/House-panel-No-administration-wrongdoing-in-5663509.php)

The House Intelligence Committee, led by Republicans, has concluded that there was no deliberate wrongdoing by the Obama administration in the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, said Rep. Mike Thompson of St. Helena, the second-ranking Democrat on the committee.

The panel voted Thursday to declassify the report, the result of two years of investigation by the committee. U.S. intelligence agencies will have to approve making the report public.

Thompson said the report "confirms that no one was deliberately misled, no military assets were withheld and no stand-down order (to U.S. forces) was given."

That conflicts with accusations of administration wrongdoing voiced by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista (San Diego County), whose House Government Oversight and Reform Committee has held hearings on the Benghazi attack.

Stevens, who grew up in Piedmont, and the other Americans died when Libyans attacked the consulate on Sept. 11, 2012. Among the Intelligence Committee's findings, according to Thompson:

-- Intelligence agencies were "warned about an increased threat environment, but did not have specific tactical warning of an attack before it happened."

-- "A mixed group of individuals, including those associated with al Qaeda, (Moammar) Khadafy loyalists and other Libyan militias, participated in the attack."

-- "There was no 'stand-down order' given to American personnel attempting to offer assistance that evening, no illegal activity or illegal arms transfers occurring by U.S. personnel in Benghazi, and no American was left behind."

-- The administration's process for developing "talking points" was "flawed, but the talking points reflected the conflicting intelligence assessments in the days immediately following the crisis."

Those talking points included assertions that those who attacked the compound were angered by an obscure anti-Muhammad video posted to YouTube in the U.S. There is disagreement to this day about whether that was the case.






How come this isn't being covered with blaring headlines on Faux News? Hmmmmm.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 06, 2014, 02:10:29 AM
Is there NOTHING Pooty can`t do?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 07, 2014, 12:36:06 PM
Oh, Pooty. ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 10, 2014, 03:53:11 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 13, 2014, 08:41:03 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 14, 2014, 03:50:39 AM
"Fox News contributor Keith Ablow is facing criticism for saying that First Lady Michelle Obama needs to drop a few pounds (http://www.salon.com/2014/08/12/foxs_keith_ablow_michelle_obama_should_lose_some_weight/). When asked how many pounds she'll drop, Michelle said, 'How much does Keith Ablow weigh?'" (mimes removing earrings)

-- The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 14, 2014, 04:09:43 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 15, 2014, 12:24:17 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 16, 2014, 01:46:02 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on August 16, 2014, 02:35:11 AM
Interestingly, they are conspicuously absent from discussing the "government tyranny" (the sort of thing they think people should be armed to the teeth in order to fight) on recent display in Ferguson, MO.....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 21, 2014, 04:24:26 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 25, 2014, 05:59:33 PM
^ Bulgarian graffiti artists (http://disinfo.com/2014/08/russia-wants-bulgarians-stop-vandalizing-soviet-monuments-look-like-american-superheroes/) FTW!

Meanwhile:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 25, 2014, 07:24:15 PM
I support Ann Coulter's choice to live as a woman.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 03, 2014, 01:17:55 PM
Why doesn`t Obama bomb Ebola?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on September 04, 2014, 03:37:54 AM
More insightful political commentary from dA's JollyJack
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Palomine on September 04, 2014, 03:34:40 PM
Channel surfing last night/this morning and saw a clip of Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson on Faux Nooz Hannity, where the gist of Robertson's schtick was that ISIS militants should either be forcibly converted (to Christianity) or killed if they won't convert. You can watch the clip anywhere online, but below is a cut-and-paste from the New Yorker article by Margaret Hartmann (I won't link to it because there are advertisements on the page that feature kidz). The moment I heard Robertson say 'convert or kill (them)' I was instantly struck by the overwhelming irony (completely lost on him apparently) that that's exactly what ISIS promotes: convert (to their radical interpretation of Islam) or be killed.

Though he hasn't beheaded anyone (that I know of) Robertson is, IMO, only marginally less evil than those he condemns and would have murdered if they don't adopt his personal (and to some, also radically interpreted) faith. I guess he's bored with painting his revisionist history of slavery in America, marrying underag3 girls and insulting gay people, so he's branching out into geopolitical punditry.  ::)

Quote
We learned on Tuesday that ISIS has beheaded a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, so naturally Sean Hannity went straight to Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson for analysis. (Hannity says he sees Robertson mainly as a "minister," though you probably know Robertson as that guy who made offensive comments about gays, African-Americans, marrying 15-year-old girls, etc.) "In this case, you either have to convert them, which I think would be next to impossible — I'm not giving up on them — but I'm just saying either convert them or kill them," said Robertson. "One or the other."

Hannity predicted that overly sensitive media types would try to twist those remarks into something controversial. "I know there are going to be people that are always looking to jump on you ... and they're going to say, 'there goes Phil Robertson again,'" the host said.

Robertson explained that he doesn't want to kill ISIS members, but if they won't embrace Christianity, the U.S. has little choice. "I'd much rather have a Bible study with them and show them the error of their ways and point them to Jesus Christ," he said. "However, if it's a gunfight and a gunfight alone, if that's what they're looking for, me personally, I'm prepared for either one."

Interestingly, "convert or die" is ISIS's policy, too, but we're sure noted foreign-policy expert Phil Robertson already knows that.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 05, 2014, 10:32:06 PM
Pooty and his kitteh!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on September 06, 2014, 09:08:24 PM
look who tweeted it  XD



Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 06, 2014, 11:53:08 PM
Arch James Bond villain Pooty Poot.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 07, 2014, 01:24:31 AM
 8)  The consensus seems to be moving on to the next conspiracy theory.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: number3fac on September 07, 2014, 05:29:12 AM
8)  The consensus seems to be moving on to the next conspiracy theory.

Well, there's also the third option which I saw today on the side of the road outside a post office...a couple of guys had set up a booth and there were a bunch of posters (at least a dozen different ones, a couple of which had Obama with a Hitler-stache), all calling for impeachment.  Instead of moving on, it seems far more preferable to such people to cling fervently to their hatred even to the bitter end, because to do otherwise would be to admit that their judgment was wrong (and for such people it NEVER is).  About the only encouraging thing I found was that these guys were all on their own, they weren't meeting or talking with anyone so it was apparent that they were the ones who set up the display, so they hadn't attracted a single person even on this busy strip of road, and in the blistering heat/humidity and blazing sun of midmorning.  I don't generally relish other people's misery, but I have to admit a small feeling of satisfaction in their circumstances even as I bristled against the outlandish vitriol in the posters I glimpsed.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 07, 2014, 09:03:45 AM
Yeah, those are the LaRouchies. It's really a cult, though they keeping pretending to be political. Lyndon LaRouche was a crazy conspiracy zealot back in the 1960s. He used left-wing language, calling his group the Caucus of Labor Committees, until the mid-1970s when he jumped to right-wing language. After Reagan's election he switched to plain craziness, spinning an elaborate theory in which the Queen of England controlled all the drug dealers in the world.

It's strangely reassuring that they've switched back to right-wing pretense.

This weekend they had some kind of national push.

LaRouche had a stroke 10 or 15 years ago, but the cult survives, like the Moonies.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 08, 2014, 05:38:14 AM
At least the Moonies believe in marriage :)

Meanwhile:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on September 09, 2014, 12:46:29 AM
And it's not as easy as you'd think to get the right photo ID....

Sure, you could stop in at your nearest DMV office. But in Texas, that can be a trip of several hours - each way. And what about people who don't have a birth certificate? Perhaps the documentation was lost over the years, or they were born at home and not in a hospital. Or what about all the fees you have to pay to get copies of the documentation? Back when poll taxes were declared unconstitutional, the fee that was said to be an unfair burden was the equivalent of $12 today.....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 10, 2014, 01:07:57 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 15, 2014, 11:11:24 PM
I miss this show.

Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell: "Sikhs vs. Sheihks" (https://www.youtube.com/v/vZ_MTNHk2Dw&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 18, 2014, 02:11:19 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 19, 2014, 01:57:29 AM
:D :D :D

While on the topic of the Scottish independence referendum, I have no idea if this (https://twitter.com/EC11885/status/512765093352706048) is totally on the up-and-up, but it's hella funny!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 19, 2014, 09:02:37 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 24, 2014, 09:18:24 PM
Bad guys were killed.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on September 25, 2014, 12:09:28 AM
Wait, who is fighting who again?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on October 05, 2014, 02:16:00 PM
 
Heterosex god of love in vaginas Putin here demonstrates manly communication with ambassador of white people.
 
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on October 07, 2014, 12:51:22 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 08, 2014, 06:42:40 PM
The Borowitz Report, Oct. 6, 2014: "Man Infected with Ebola Misinformation Through Casual Contact With Cable News"

CANTON, OH — An Ohio man has become infected with misinformation about the Ebola virus through casual contact with cable news, the Centers for Disease Control has confirmed.

Tracy Klugian, thirty-one, briefly came into contact with alarmist Ebola hearsay during a visit to the Akron-Canton airport, where a CNN report about Ebola was showing on one of the televisions in the airport bar. “Mr. Klugian is believed to have been exposed to cable news for no more than ten minutes, but long enough to become infected,” a spokesman for the C.D.C. said. “Within an hour, he was showing signs of believing that an Ebola outbreak in the United States was inevitable and unstoppable.”

Once Klugian’s condition was apparent, the Ohio man was rushed to a public library and given a seventh-grade biology textbook, at which point he “started to stabilize,” the spokesman said.

But others exposed to the widening epidemic of Ebola misinformation may not be so lucky. “A man in Oklahoma was exposed to Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Fox for over three minutes,” the C.D.C. spokesman said gravely. “We hope we’re not too late.”

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on October 09, 2014, 12:57:24 AM
Won`t someone save the big breasted Britons? :'(
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on October 09, 2014, 01:16:32 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 09, 2014, 02:27:32 AM
Obviously created by a pro-independence Scot ;)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on October 10, 2014, 08:28:58 PM
PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been deposed in a violent overthrow led by Dennis Rodman, the former NBA basketball star who had been serving as Mayor of Pyongyang since earlier this year.

According to two high-level sources, Rodman jailed Jong-un and his top lieutenants before naming himself Supreme Worm of the Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea, Duffel Blog has learned. The sources said that Rodman seized power after he won a game of H-O-R-S-E against the former leader he once called his “best friend.”

“Entire glorious revolution unite behind great and dear leader Dennis Rodman,” read a news release from state-run Korean Central News Agency, which did not have any mention of Kim Jong-un. A search of the archives on KCNA’s website showed his name was removed from previous news stories.

In addition to seizing power in the country, Rodman was spotted **94** absinthe at his new mansion, and he had ordered all men in the country to wear wedding gowns. In a rare mea culpa, intelligence officials admitted they were completely blindsided by the new developments, since CIA was unable to tell Kim Jong-un apart from other Koreans.

The U.S. State Department released a statement saying it was “cautiously optimistic” about the reign of Rodman, a man even weirder than current and former North Korean leaders. Since he once declared himself a bisexual and married himself, foreign policy experts believe Rodman may renew bilateral talks between North Korea and the United States, and join NATO.



Read more: http://www.duffelblog.com/2014/10/dennis-rodman-north-korea-coup/#ixzz3FmAKsW8e
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on October 11, 2014, 02:19:07 AM
It's all Obama's fault.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on October 11, 2014, 09:24:29 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 13, 2014, 08:19:55 AM
Columbus Day 2014: "Seattle Lawmakers Vote to Replace Holiday with Indigenous Peoples' Day"

On Monday, the Seattle City Council unanimously voted to redesignate the federal Columbus Day holiday as Indigenous Peoples' Day in order to pay tribute to the millions of Native Americans who were living on the continent before Columbus "discovered" it in 1492.

Aides say that Mayor Ed Murray is expected to sign the legislation into law, which would make Seattle the second major city in the US to mark Indigenous Peoples' Day on the same day as Columbus Day. Minneapolis became the first major city to replace the holiday in April.

Supporters of the resolution say that the new holiday celebrates the contributions and culture of Native Americans and indigenous people in Seattle.

"Nobody discovered Seattle, Washington," Quinault Nation President Fawn Sharp told the council, according to Reuters. "This action will allow us to bring into future and present a day honoring our rich history."...


Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on October 13, 2014, 08:45:18 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 17, 2014, 05:07:24 AM
You haven't registered to vote in the November 2014 midterm elections? Not to worry, this lady will be there. Let her choose your Senate and House leaders. After all, she made this shirt. What could possibly go wrong?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on October 17, 2014, 10:03:05 AM
saw this the other day

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on October 18, 2014, 04:42:29 AM
Not sure how that ^ qualifies as Funny/humorous....

So:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on October 18, 2014, 07:41:18 AM
I saw "politics" in the title and thought it was the other thread.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on October 19, 2014, 12:43:58 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on October 20, 2014, 02:49:59 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on October 21, 2014, 09:03:14 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 22, 2014, 07:37:49 PM
^ Fair trade, I guess.

And speaking of trading:

"As has been documented, the Washington Redskins and their fans don’t want the team’s name changed. So comedian Hari Kondabolu has an idea: Why not change their logo to a severely sunburned white person?

He’s collecting submissions on a new Tumblr with the hashtag #newredskinslogo, and encouraging people to tweet their ideas at the Redskins.

Kondabolu told BuzzFeed News that while talking about the absurdity of the Redskins name is 'well-trodden comedic territory,' the jokes 'always involved explaining oppression by comparing it to another oppression.'

'I thought it would be interesting to put the joke on white people,' he said in an email. 'How absurd would it be if the racial group being caricatured this time was a white person? Since logic and human decency have not led to a much-needed name change, I wanted to contribute to the destruction of the Redskins brand through public mockery,' Kondabolu said.

The New York-based comic made a video explaining his rationale (https://www.youtube.com/v/Dwe6gwcT8Iw&rel=0), in which he asks: 'When is pointing out the color of someone's skin a way to honor them? Especially when it's not the color of their actual skin?'

In the video, Kondabolu explains, 'You see, it doesn't matter how old your tradition is. If enough people tell you that it's hurting them, maybe you should reevaluate your choices.'




Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on October 24, 2014, 02:20:00 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 24, 2014, 02:50:34 PM
Can't be too careful.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on October 25, 2014, 06:13:41 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on October 28, 2014, 07:50:39 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 28, 2014, 02:06:16 PM
Everybody has those days...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 07, 2014, 01:23:13 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on November 07, 2014, 08:56:35 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 09, 2014, 03:15:12 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 12, 2014, 01:47:12 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on November 15, 2014, 03:29:41 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on November 17, 2014, 01:54:44 AM
Russian butterface.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on November 17, 2014, 10:38:25 AM
8)

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on November 17, 2014, 10:39:02 AM
Russian butterface.

wrong...  very, very wrong... 
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 17, 2014, 08:28:20 PM
Delightfully wrong!   :o
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on November 20, 2014, 04:18:27 PM
Red state view of El Presidente de los Estados Unidos. 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 21, 2014, 04:02:55 AM
:)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 21, 2014, 08:19:48 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on November 22, 2014, 12:11:30 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 23, 2014, 03:14:46 AM
From 2013:

"Congressman who used to be a high school English teacher irks GOP by marking their memos with a red pen."

Hoping that members of the House of Representatives will start using facts and coherent logic to advance the nation's interest is still a fool's errand, but there's one member of Congress, Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA), who's willing to at least pretend it's possible. Breaking out the teacher's most potent weapon, a red pen, he marked up Republican House members' letter to John Boehner **77** asking him to resist the immigration reform bill that has already passed America's slightly-less-insane upper chamber. Included in his comments are some words we haven't seen on a Congressional document in years, like "evidence," as well as an awesome invitation to "come by my office" if "you don't understand the bill."

Frankly, my favorite part is pointing out that given a proper word count, the bill is only 286 pages long. Why do I like this? Because "it's too long to read" is one of the GOP's new favorite reasons not to support things, which really does not help their anti-intellectual image. Obamacare, hate it or tolerate it, had about as many words as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, not that Congresspeople read at that grade level. Can we at least agree that Congress shouldn't sound so afraid of reading?

Congress is pretty much the least-popular thing in America, which is impressive in the land of Honey Boo-Boo and Chris Brown. If there's one kind of person who isn't afraid to do their job in the face of massive unpopularity, though, it's a high-school teacher.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 27, 2014, 12:01:23 AM
:)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on December 02, 2014, 08:55:29 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on December 02, 2014, 11:00:31 PM
From 2013:

"Congressman who used to be a high school English teacher irks GOP by marking their memos with a red pen."

Hoping that members of the House of Representatives will start using facts and coherent logic to advance the nation's interest is still a fool's errand, but there's one member of Congress, Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA), who's willing to at least pretend it's possible. Breaking out the teacher's most potent weapon, a red pen, he marked up Republican House members' letter to John Boehner **77** asking him to resist the immigration reform bill that has already passed America's slightly-less-insane upper chamber. Included in his comments are some words we haven't seen on a Congressional document in years, like "evidence," as well as an awesome invitation to "come by my office" if "you don't understand the bill."

Frankly, my favorite part is pointing out that given a proper word count, the bill is only 286 pages long. Why do I like this? Because "it's too long to read" is one of the GOP's new favorite reasons not to support things, which really does not help their anti-intellectual image. Obamacare, hate it or tolerate it, had about as many words as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, not that Congresspeople read at that grade level. Can we at least agree that Congress shouldn't sound so afraid of reading?

Congress is pretty much the least-popular thing in America, which is impressive in the land of Honey Boo-Boo and Chris Brown. If there's one kind of person who isn't afraid to do their job in the face of massive unpopularity, though, it's a high-school teacher.
And the author of the paper was quite disappointed since he thought the grading was going to be on a curve.  ::) :-\ :-X :P
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on December 03, 2014, 03:20:13 AM
A slightly more accurate version of a currently popular "meme"
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on December 13, 2014, 05:34:41 AM
:)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on December 13, 2014, 06:01:48 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on December 15, 2014, 10:25:55 AM
In case anyone thought Fox News had any integrity, here is a screen cap from last September when the enrollment results for PP-ACA, which had exceeded expectations, were reported. Fox had a problem: It's empty talking heads had to report something that was contrary to its ideology. Inspect this carefully:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Palomine on December 15, 2014, 04:03:19 PM
In case anyone thought Fox News had any integrity, here is a screen cap from last September when the enrollment results for PP-ACA, which had exceeded expectations, were reported. Fox had a problem: It's empty talking heads had to report something that was contrary to its ideology. Inspect this carefully:

Intentional disinformation like that has always been standard operating procedure at Faux Nooz. If called on it, they'd surely chalk it up to "an innocent mistake by a junior staffer" or some such nonsense. Frankly, every person there above the rank of janitor, up to and including Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch, ought to finally have the human decency to simply admit that what they've been doing all these years does far more harm than good to America and the World and retire by noon today.

Those who refuse should get a free all-inclusive vacation at Club Med Guantanamo Bay in the company of the resort's permanent resident, Dick Cheney.   
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on December 16, 2014, 10:51:01 PM
Pooty Poot, you are in deep doo doo.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on December 16, 2014, 11:06:12 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on December 17, 2014, 08:54:11 AM
"Oh my Lord, shut it down, here is the greatest moment in the history of C-SPAN: A (very Southern) mama called into one of their shows to yell at the guests. Not because she disagrees, but because the guests are brothers and both her sons and she is sick and tired of their shit.

This perfect moment comes via the eagle-eyes at the Washington Post. You see, brothers Brad and Dallas Woodhouse sit on opposite sides of the the aisle, politically, and so they make joint appearances to argue bitterly about things like Obamacare. And their mother has had enough, by God, and so she called into their latest C-SPAN appearance from Raleigh, North Carolina to say that she is glad they both went to their in-laws' this year for Thanksgiving and she wants this nonsense out of their system BEFORE they come home for Christmas, goddammit. She loves them both, but she wants a peaceful Noel.

Watch and cringe as one of the brothers drops his head into his hands and bemoans, "Oh God, it's mom." At least they've got something to bond over before the trip home for the holidays."

YouTube: "Oh God, it's Mom..." (https://www.youtube.com/v/Q15xhG6pVUw&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on December 17, 2014, 06:32:24 PM
A slightly more accurate version of a currently popular "meme"
To the tune of what like 4 billion dollars, that was spent by the candidates, both political parties, their deep pocket proxies, and an all time low in voter turn out in the last sixty years or more.

Yeah, the American people really gave them a mandate to govern this country for the next 2 years. ::) :-\ :-X
:P :P :P :P :P <=== raspberries
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on December 17, 2014, 08:21:26 PM
To the tune of what like 4 billion dollars, that was spent by the candidates, both political parties, their deep pocket proxies, and an all time low in voter turn out in the last sixty years or more.

Yeah, the American people really gave them a mandate to govern this country for the next 2 years. ::) :-\ :-X
:P :P :P :P :P <=== raspberries

The rough math is $40 a voter. I have a friend who used to sell tv advertising. He called election years "golden time".   8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on December 18, 2014, 01:17:33 PM
In the wake of (albeit not very well-fleshed-out) threats from the "Guardians of Peace", yesterday Sony said that it would not release The Interview, a so-called comedy by Seth Rogen about the assassination of the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-Un.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on December 18, 2014, 02:57:05 PM
GLORIUS LEADER DID IT WITH BEST KOREA TECHNOLOGY!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on December 19, 2014, 12:25:04 AM
Michael Moore has the best response:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on December 19, 2014, 01:08:12 AM
In the wake of (albeit not very well-fleshed-out) threats from the "Guardians of Peace", yesterday Sony said that it would not release The Interview, a so-called comedy by Seth Rogen about the assassination of the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-Un.
I don't think Sony Pictures did that. I think it came from Sony central in Tokyo, simply due to Japan being far too close to (a possibly nuclear armed) North Korea and who has a far more crazy leader than ever before. ::) :-\

GLORIUS LEADER DID IT WITH BEST KOREA TECHNOLOGY!!!!!!!!!
That picture must be a fake, goob. Look how small their hats are. :P

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on December 19, 2014, 09:39:29 PM
 
Sony should bomb North Korea.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on December 19, 2014, 11:17:29 PM

Sony should bomb North Korea.

Well, I know they make enough bombs.   ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on December 20, 2014, 12:54:03 AM
Well, I know they make enough bombs.   ::)
:-X
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on December 20, 2014, 07:39:57 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on December 22, 2014, 09:19:35 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on December 22, 2014, 10:43:46 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on December 23, 2014, 04:44:07 AM
:)

nice hi-heeled skates :P
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on December 23, 2014, 10:36:40 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on December 25, 2014, 11:12:07 AM
GLORIUS LEADER DID IT WITH BEST KOREA TECHNOLOGY!!!!!!!!!

Now, this looks real! He brought in the Big Hats.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on December 25, 2014, 01:49:10 PM
Update: I hear Sony's releasing The Interview on Xbox, Google Play, and YouTube. As some wag said "so after Sony was hacked, I should give them my credit card number to rent the movie?!" :D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on December 27, 2014, 06:12:04 AM
This is actual news:

Time.com: "Putin Cancels Christmas Vacation for Russian Government Employees" (http://time.com/3647477/vladimir-putin-russia-christmas/)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on December 27, 2014, 09:05:33 PM
Lil` Kim needs a makeover.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on December 29, 2014, 12:29:20 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on January 01, 2015, 02:34:05 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on January 03, 2015, 07:34:53 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 03, 2015, 10:37:25 AM
NationofChange.org: "4 Things That Were Supposed To Happen By 2015 Because Obama Was Reelected" (http://www.nationofchange.org/2015/01/01/4-things-supposed-happen-2015-obama-reelected/)

(PS: Rush Limbaugh leaving the country hasn't happened yet either. Didn't make this list for some reason.)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 04, 2015, 08:54:37 AM
This cartoon (http://wondermark.com/1k62/) gave me my first huge belly-laugh of 2015.

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on January 05, 2015, 01:00:29 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on January 13, 2015, 02:24:31 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on January 16, 2015, 01:05:40 AM
Apparently, Mitt Romney didn't learn his lesson. He's pondering a run for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination...

Yes, that should be funny enough on its own....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on January 16, 2015, 10:18:55 PM
Things are a little shitty for Pooty Poot right now.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on January 16, 2015, 10:25:31 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on January 18, 2015, 07:18:09 AM
Things are a little shitty for Pooty Poot right now.

Well, since you've brought up Ms Guggeri's art:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on January 18, 2015, 03:06:09 PM
Well, since you've brought up Ms Guggeri's art:
So now you`re dumping on Obama. ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on January 19, 2015, 02:01:55 PM
So now you`re dumping on Obama. ::)

Not at all. He seems to be conducting matters very well. So is Angela:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on January 19, 2015, 02:22:12 PM
Politics need more fiber. :-X
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on January 21, 2015, 02:13:19 AM
Not just politics:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 21, 2015, 05:43:57 PM
Last night's State of the Union was classic.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on January 23, 2015, 01:17:28 AM
Speaking of which, did you notice that there were a total of five "Republican" responses to the SOTU? Six if you count the Spanish version that was *different* from the one it was allegedly a translation of?

http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/zon6gw/majority-retort
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 23, 2015, 01:17:59 AM
"I have no more campaigns to run...I know 'cause I won both of 'em!"

(click it)

(https://v.cdn.vine.co/r/videos/A724E677FE1169528161596284928_371d75f72b4.1.5.6147674234058299997.mp4.jpg) (https://v.cdn.vine.co/r/videos/A724E677FE1169528161596284928_371d75f72b4.1.5.6147674234058299997.mp4)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on January 23, 2015, 01:53:34 AM
Speaking of which, did you notice that there were a total of five "Republican" responses to the SOTU? Six if you count the Spanish version that was *different* from the one it was allegedly a translation of?

http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/zon6gw/majority-retort

Yes. Last time it was only three.

Well, four if you consider Rubio as doing one with, and one without, his water bottle.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on January 31, 2015, 04:06:33 AM
Buzzzz.....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on February 01, 2015, 02:47:39 AM




A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN

To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

In light of your failure in recent years to nominate competent candidates for President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately. (You should look up 'revocation' in the Oxford English Dictionary.)


Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths, and territories (except North Dakota, which she does not fancy).

Your new Prime Minister, David Cameron, will appoint a Governor for America without the need for further elections.

Congress and the Senate will be disbanded. A questionnaire may be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed.

To aid in the transition to a British Crown dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:

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1. The letter 'U' will be reinstated in words such as 'colour,' 'favour,' 'labour' and 'neighbour.' Likewise, you will learn to spell 'doughnut' without skipping half the letters, and the suffix '-ize' will be replaced by the suffix '-ise.' Generally, you will be expected to raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. (look up 'vocabulary').

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2. Using the same twenty-seven words interspersed with filler noises such as ''like' and 'you know' is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication. There is no such thing as U.S. English. We will let Microsoft know on your behalf. The Microsoft spell-checker will be adjusted to take into account the reinstated letter 'u'' and the elimination of '-ize.'

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3. July 4th will no longer be celebrated as a holiday.

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4. You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers, or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you're not quite ready to be independent. Guns should only be used for shooting grouse. If you can't sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist, then you're not ready to shoot grouse.

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5. Therefore, you will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything more dangerous than a vegetable peeler. Although a permit will be required if you wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.

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6. All intersections will be replaced with roundabouts, and you will start driving on the left side with immediate effect. At the same time, you will go metric with immediate effect and without the benefit of conversion tables. Both roundabouts and metrication will help you understand the British sense of humour.

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7. The former USA will adopt UK prices on petrol (which you have been calling gasoline) of roughly $10/US gallon. Get used to it.

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8. You will learn to make real chips. Those things you call French fries are not real chips, and those things you insist on calling potato chips are properly called crisps. Real chips are thick cut, fried in animal fat, and dressed not with catsup but with vinegar.

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9. The cold, tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all. Henceforth, only proper British Bitter will be referred to as beer, and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as Lager. South African beer is also acceptable, as they are pound for pound the greatest sporting nation on earth and it can only be due to the beer. They are also part of the British Commonwealth - see what it did for them. American brands will be referred to as Near-Frozen Gnat's Urine, so that all can be sold without risk of further confusion.

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10. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as good guys. Hollywood will also be required to cast English actors to play English characters. Watching Andie Macdowell attempt English dialect in Four Weddings and a Funeral was an experience akin to having one's ears removed with a cheese grater.

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11. You will cease playing American football. There is only one kind of proper football; you call it soccer. Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to play rugby (which has some similarities to American football, but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full kevlar body armour like a bunch of nancies).

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12. Further, you will stop playing baseball. It is not reasonable to host an event called the World Series for a game which is not played outside of America. Since only 2.1% of you are aware there is a world beyond your borders, your error is understandable. You will learn cricket, and we will let you face the South Africans first to take the sting out of their deliveries.

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13.. You must tell us who killed JFK. It's been driving us mad.

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14. An internal revenue agent (i.e. tax collector) from Her Majesty's Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all monies due (backdated to 1776).

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15. Daily Tea Time begins promptly at 4 p.m. with proper cups, with saucers, and never mugs, with high quality biscuits (cookies) and cakes; plus strawberries (with cream) when in season.

God Save the Queen!




Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on February 01, 2015, 10:36:02 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on February 05, 2015, 12:54:26 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on February 06, 2015, 05:12:19 PM
10. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as good guys. Hollywood will also be required to cast English actors to play English characters. Watching Andie Macdowell attempt English dialect in Four Weddings and a Funeral was an experience akin to having one's ears removed with a cheese grater.

Still not as bad as Dick van Dyke's attempted Cockney accent in Mary Poppins.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on February 12, 2015, 04:10:28 AM
So Brian Williams will be taking a six-month unpaid "leave of absence" to think about his misrepresentation of his experiences in the Iraq War...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on February 12, 2015, 11:43:14 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on February 13, 2015, 01:37:02 AM
Today, Pres. Obama released a video on BuzzFeed: "Things Everybody Does But Doesn't Talk About"
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on February 14, 2015, 04:39:07 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on February 15, 2015, 02:00:11 AM
Now that he's in the last stretch of his second term, he's in full IDGAF mode.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on February 17, 2015, 01:17:55 AM
 :P
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on March 04, 2015, 09:28:20 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on March 05, 2015, 10:07:18 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on March 11, 2015, 08:15:11 PM
SEXIEST MAN ALIVE
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: solvegas on March 12, 2015, 03:09:16 AM
SEXIEST MAN ALIVE


He's the only fat guy in North Korea. They are actually going to eat him.  ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on March 12, 2015, 03:53:16 AM
North Korea: Land of the smallest average penises. No wonder they want to blow shit up.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 12, 2015, 05:26:18 AM
They're gonna miss him when he's gone.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on March 12, 2015, 01:39:29 PM

He's the only fat guy in North Korea. They are actually going to eat him.  ;D
;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on March 13, 2015, 08:53:21 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on March 13, 2015, 07:11:05 PM
Funny politics, Vlad. ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on March 19, 2015, 08:47:04 AM
SEXIEST MAN ALIVE
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on March 22, 2015, 12:24:06 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on March 22, 2015, 11:58:16 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 25, 2015, 03:56:23 PM
Speaking of terrible Ted:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on March 25, 2015, 04:20:45 PM
Speaking of terrible Ted:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on March 25, 2015, 06:36:00 PM
Speaking of terrible Ted:

Except for Donald Trump. He's consistent.

Insane, bald, narcissistic, stupid, but consistent.

--------------------------------

Then there's:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on March 26, 2015, 01:43:14 AM
"In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for. As for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican."

Henry Louis Mencken, A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 624, Knopf (1949).
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 28, 2015, 11:01:22 PM
The BarackDubs YouTube channel does what Jimmy Fallon does on occasion, but more regularly. I wanted to post POTUS "doing" "Uptown Funk" but there were some young'uns in it, so take this instead:

"Bill Clinton Singing "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke" (https://www.youtube.com/v/hU3CYs77Ku4&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on March 30, 2015, 01:54:51 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 31, 2015, 06:27:44 AM
Conan: "Dana Carvey is a Presidential Impersonation Machine" (https://www.youtube.com/v/uAO4YHBpPyU&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 31, 2015, 09:26:19 PM
I don't blame you, Doctah Jones.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Live4Tits on April 01, 2015, 01:19:15 AM
 >:(
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on April 02, 2015, 01:10:10 AM
I always wonder about people who think that insulting people who disagree with them is a good way to win them over to their side.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on April 02, 2015, 08:20:09 AM
I always wonder about people who think that insulting people who disagree with them is a good way to win them over to their side.

I have noticed that anyone who uses the word "sheeple" has never affected the outcome of any political decision in their favor.  8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Live4Tits on April 02, 2015, 07:56:55 PM
I have noticed that anyone who uses the word "sheeple" has never affected the outcome of any political decision in their favor.  8)

Well that may be because those who use the word "sheeple" also believe the US is run by a one-party monopoly. The majority of the state officials are bought and paid for as well.

Those who use the word "sheeple" may have been behind congressman Ron Paul during his campaigns, but not to my surprise, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and all of those mainstream media outlets demonized him and didn't give him equal air time, even though he led the polls early on.

Those who use the word "sheeple" maybe think that the only way they can help or change policy in their favor, since they may believe all major politicians are pro Zionists, is to protest, rally and spread truth.

They succeeded in exposing the Truth in the 2013 chemical weapons attack in Syria when US political figures like McCain and John Kerry went on a media rampage blaming Assad and wanted to strike Syria. Unfortunately, those same US officials got their scapegoat in the form of ISIS to attack Syria.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on April 06, 2015, 08:07:37 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Live4Tits on April 08, 2015, 01:40:10 AM
When Obama likened himself to Trayvon, saying if he had a son.. he would look like Trayvon Martin. Why didn't Obama say that about any of these guys?

http://www.americancrisis.us/Article.php?ID=425508&
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on April 08, 2015, 03:53:23 AM
Read the title of the thread before posting, Live4.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on April 09, 2015, 12:35:33 AM
Read the title of the thread before posting, Live4.

Perhaps it's supposed to be funny? (Well, Live4Tits is a tit lover, so he's definitely got that going for him....)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Live4Tits on April 09, 2015, 03:20:51 AM
My bad ya'll.... Let me try again... Hows this one?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on April 18, 2015, 12:52:56 AM
Originally this was from 2005 or 2006, for the irony. It gets more ironic.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 19, 2015, 11:40:04 PM
Thus spake Zarathustra
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 23, 2015, 01:16:22 PM
 :o
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Live4Tits on April 24, 2015, 03:27:55 AM
:o

The funny thing about that, is that he did indeed try. On both accounts.

..By the way, who is that on your avatar? Wade Barrett?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 24, 2015, 04:41:27 AM
The funny thing about that, is that he did indeed try. On both accounts.

..By the way, who is that on your avatar? Wade Barrett?
George Smith Lindsey was an American character actor, best known for his role as Goober Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show, Mayberry R.F.D. and his subsequent tenure on Hee-Haw.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on April 24, 2015, 02:15:52 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 25, 2015, 08:32:58 AM
The funny thing about that, is that he did indeed try. On both accounts.

On both accounts, you are incorrect. (I won't go so far as to call you a liar, because that would mean that you are willfully spreading untruths on a continuous basis.)

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on April 25, 2015, 05:08:04 PM
I always wonder about people who think that insulting people who disagree with them is a good way to win them over to their side.
Don't you know that in the current operational handbook for politicians, that's rule no 1! ::) :P


----
And anyone who does not know about Goober is quite possibly far too young to play in this thread. :-\
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Live4Tits on April 25, 2015, 05:48:15 PM
On both accounts, you are incorrect. (I won't go so far as to call you a liar, because that would mean that you are willfully spreading untruths on a continuous basis.)



Hmm, let's see. He signed 23 executive orders relating gun control. He was the president during the Sandy Hook incident, which if you research that event for 30min you will realize things don't add up the way mainstream media portrayed it as. Fear mongering? Constantly talking about gun control. States along the east coast following his lead, gun confiscating.

The people weren't convinced. He tried.

Ebola. Well he let planes fly in from infected countries when it was a hot "crisis." He also sent military troops to fight the disease who had no training for that kind of thing prior.

Again, he tried.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 30, 2015, 11:10:53 AM
Again, you are incorrect, on both counts. For instance, Pres. Obama isn't directing air traffic for a living so he didn't "let planes fly in from infected countries when it was a hot 'crisis.'" And that's not how ebola works, in any event.

Look, there's enough legitimate beef to have with our current president (the TPP, as just one example) without having to make stuff up and then keep on repeating that made-up stuff as if it will make it any truer. Because it won't. If you want to bring up such genuine beef, and not stuff derived from a paranoiac Tea Partier's fevered imagination, you can do so in the appropriate thread (http://forum.bearchive.com/index.php/topic,659652.0.html), lest we get derailed.


Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 30, 2015, 11:11:32 AM
So, to continue, on topic:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Live4Tits on May 01, 2015, 12:20:19 AM
Again, you are incorrect, on both counts. For instance, Pres. Obama isn't directing air traffic for a living so he didn't "let planes fly in from infected countries when it was a hot 'crisis.'" And that's not how ebola works, in any event.


Why would you imply that im suggesting that the president directs air traffic FOR A LIVING? Thats pretty extreme.  He did and does, however, have the authority to STOP airliners coming into the US from infected countries.

We can agree to disagree, but dont put words in my mouth. And heres my contribution for the thread, as per your request.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on May 05, 2015, 07:42:36 PM
Mike Huckabee announced he is running again.

That has generated laughter around the world.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 05, 2015, 07:55:47 PM
Paul, Cruz, Rubio, Fiorina, Carson, Huckabee. The clown car is filling up fast.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on May 05, 2015, 08:19:12 PM
 8)  They're gonna need a clown bus.

So far Fiorina is my favorite: "I've failed at everything I've tried, damaged a huge number of people, cost huge amounts of money, and I want you to put me where I can inflict more damage. Oh, and I hate homos. Thank you very much."
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Live4Tits on May 06, 2015, 12:18:54 AM
 :-\
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on May 06, 2015, 01:21:45 AM
Pooty Poot fishes with a crossbow!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Live4Tits on May 08, 2015, 12:15:34 AM
 :-\
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 08, 2015, 09:34:35 AM
The British General Elections are over, but the sweet sweet Parliamentary lurve-making has just begun...

YouTube: "The Sky News General Affection Song" (https://www.youtube.com/v/KyISprZphtM&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on May 08, 2015, 09:47:56 AM
The British General Elections are over, but the sweet sweet Parliamentary lurve-making has just begun...

YouTube: "The Sky News General Affection Song" (https://www.youtube.com/v/KyISprZphtM&rel=0)

Love it! It disguised the screams as the Tories cannibalized the Lib-Dems and the SNP cannibalized Labour.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 08, 2015, 09:53:29 AM
...and UKIP drowned ignominiously.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: solvegas on May 08, 2015, 01:12:30 PM
The Conservatives have at least 331 seats in the House of Commons and David Cameron remains Prime Minister of the UK. The SNP has 56 of the 59 Scottish seats. Wonder how much longer Scotland remains in the UK. Economically speaking, England would be better off getting rid of Scotland since Scotland is heavily subsidized by England. Interesting times ,,,,
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on May 08, 2015, 06:54:47 PM
The Conservatives have at least 331 seats in the House of Commons and David Cameron remains Prime Minister of the UK. The SNP has 56 of the 59 Scottish seats. Wonder how much longer Scotland remains in the UK. Economically speaking, England would be better off getting rid of Scotland since Scotland is heavily subsidized by England. Interesting times ,,,,

It's an interesting question, sol, especially in light of the vote last year to remain in the UK. The economics is complicated, given the North Sea resources. Last year neither side wanted to take the resource question to the mat, though the UK stands to lose a lot more by disunion than the Scots. As far as I could tell, the policy differences between Labour and SNP were miniscule; the replacement of Labour by SNP seems to be entirely about independence.

And the election offers an interesting example for folks who whine about having a two-party system. So far UKIP, which has an ideological base, is totaling about the same number of votes as SNP and has 1 seat, while SNP, with a regional base, has 56 seats.

Of course the whole show again demonstrates how far to the right the U.S. has slipped. Here I'm something of a leftist; in the UK I'd have voted Tory.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SamV on May 08, 2015, 07:19:17 PM
:-\
Knowing former Senator Rick Sanatorium (now possible Presidential candidate times 2) so well, I'm sure he'd be opposed to interspecies sex completely on religious grounds, of course. ::) :-X :P :P
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on May 09, 2015, 01:09:42 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Live4Tits on May 10, 2015, 01:45:01 AM
 :-X
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on May 10, 2015, 09:29:17 AM
.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Live4Tits on May 11, 2015, 11:14:58 PM
 :-X
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on May 12, 2015, 09:53:18 AM
^--What is funny?   ???

Spreading hatred of United Methodists is hardly humor.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on May 13, 2015, 03:53:24 AM
I wish I could say this wasn't true....

For the last few months, the military has been planning a massive joint exercise for this summer called "Jade Helm 15". Since Texas has a lot of open space for the military to play in, plus a lot of bases to use as staging areas, a significant part of the exercise will take place in the Lone Star state.

As it happens, a map showing the extent of the exercise had Texas labeled as "Hostile Territory".

Needless to say, more than a few Texans panicked, thinking this meant that Obama was sending in the military to impose martial law and take over the state.

Representative Louis Gohmert got things started:

"When leaders within the current administration believe that major threats to the country include those who support the Constitution, are military veterans, or even ‘cling to guns or religion,’ patriotic Americans have reason to be concerned," Gohmert wrote. "We have seen people working in this administration use their government positions to persecute people with conservative beliefs in God, country, and notions such as honor and self-reliance. Because of the contempt and antipathy for the true patriots or even Christian saints persecuted for their Christian beliefs, it is no surprise that those who have experienced or noticed such persecution are legitimately suspicious.

"Once I observed the map depicting ‘hostile,’ ‘permissive,’ and ‘uncertain’ states and locations, I was rather appalled that the hostile areas amazingly have a Republican majority, ‘cling to their guns and religion,’ and believe in the sanctity of the United States Constitution. When the federal government begins, even in practice, games or exercises, to consider any U.S. city or state in 'hostile' control and trying to retake it, the message becomes extremely calloused and suspicious."

Senator Ted Cruz weighed in:

"My office has reached out to the Pentagon to inquire about this exercise," Cruz, a Texas senator, told Bloomberg at the South Carolina Republican Party's annual convention. "We are assured it is a military training exercise. I have no reason to doubt those assurances, but I understand the reason for concern and uncertainty, because when the federal government has not demonstrated itself to be trustworthy in this administration, the natural consequence is that many citizens don't trust what it is saying."

Governor Greg Abbott ordered the Texas Guard to keep an eye on things:

"During the training operation, it is important that Texans know their safety, constitutional rights, private property rights and civil liberties will not be infringed," Abbott wrote in the letter. "By monitoring the Operation on a continual basis, the State Guard will facilitate communications between my office and the commanders of the Operation to ensure that adequate measures are in place to protect Texans."

Thankfully, there are still a few people with sense in Texas. Former Republican state legislator Todd Smith wrote to Governor Abbott:

"I am horrified that I have to choose between the possibility that my Governor actually believes this stuff and the possibility that my Governor doesn't have the backbone to stand up to those who do," the letter said. "I'm not sure which is worse."

Sign seen at a public hearing about the exercise in Bastrop, TX, on April 27:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Live4Tits on May 13, 2015, 06:24:29 AM
^^^^ This ^^^ should be moved and made into a thread of its own. Jade Helm 15. Its a nationwide military exercise (well a few states in the west) and begins July 15 and runs through September 15th. I've done research on this mysel, I have a lot to add. And good job rtpoe.. We starting to connect the dots on the things I've been saying about the US?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on May 14, 2015, 07:21:47 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on May 15, 2015, 12:39:37 AM
Shell Oil Corporation brought its equipment to town today.

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on May 15, 2015, 07:25:54 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Live4Tits on May 15, 2015, 09:27:21 PM
 :-X
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Martin Solo on May 16, 2015, 12:20:35 AM
Couldn't someone have shot my country's own political clown Geert Wilders when he was in Texas earlier this month? :)

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Martin Solo on May 16, 2015, 12:23:31 AM
Not fatally of course! :D

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on May 16, 2015, 01:12:46 AM
I'm sorry, Martin. Americans have a particular aversion to discussing rwnjs who pick their noses in public with ballpoint pens.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Live4Tits on May 18, 2015, 01:32:54 AM
A plane is flying along. Seven people: A Zionist, a Bilderberg member, a Freemason, Barack Obama, George W Bush, the pilot, and a student (an Occupy protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask). The engines catch fire and there's only six parachutes so someone's gonna die !! The pilot grabs a parachute and yells, "I have to make an accurate report to the FAA! You understand, right?" He jumps out. The Bilderberg guy grabs a sack, "I have a meeting to dominate the world next week!!" He jumps. The Freemason, "I matter! You don't!" Grabs chutte and jumps. Barack Obama, "I might be un-popular nowadays but I'm still president! !!" The Zionist, "Banks can't function without me!!!" Gone. So there's George W and an Occupy student protester left. Bush says, "Between me and you, I did 9/11 and I wasn't much of a leader... but I was still PRESIDENT!!! Let me have the last parachutte!!" The Occupy guy takes off his mask, "Don't worry!!! The Bilderberg dude jumped out with my BACK PACK!! We still have two chuttes left!!!!!"
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on May 21, 2015, 12:02:45 AM
Poor Jeb. Stuck between trying to defend his brother's honor, and deal with the truth...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on May 21, 2015, 12:54:01 AM
Americans took to the streets in large numbers on Thursday to show their support for a fifteen-dollar-an-hour wage for members of Congress.

In major cities across the nation, fast-food workers and other service employees held signs, shouted chants, and gave impassioned speeches to demonstrate their conviction that Congress deserves a maximum hourly wage of fifteen dollars.

“Members of Congress are people, just like you and me,” Tracy Klugian, a McDonald’s employee who took part in the Washington protest, said. “They should be paid what they deserve.”

Assuming that they continue to take off approximately two hundred and forty days a year, members of Congress earning the proposed maximum would see their average annual income adjusted from a hundred and seventy-four thousand dollars to thirteen thousand five hundred dollars, a salary that many marchers called “fair and equitable.”

“I know what members of Congress will say: ‘I can’t live on that,’” Harland Dorrinson, a protester in Chicago, said. “Well, if they want to earn more, they should go out and acquire some skills.”

While organizers of the marches proclaimed today’s protests a success, in some cities the demonstrations met some opposition from counter-protesters, who argued that fifteen dollars was too much.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on May 21, 2015, 07:15:46 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on May 21, 2015, 05:38:16 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Palomine on May 21, 2015, 06:29:31 PM
Inspired by gOOber's great post, here's a not-recent bit of Hillary fakery that some might like. :) The sharp-eyed among you may recognize the artwork appropriated from "Planet Story" by Harry Harrison and Jim Burns, which (I think) we've discussed (w/you Bonker IIRC) before. :)

Though she's admitedly not in the top tier of easy-on-the-eyes female politicians (my current fave being Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, though to be fair, she's decades y0unger than Hillary) I've always thought Hillary has a certain appealing something (from a visual POV, not talking politics here) cankles be damned. ;)

1stlady_a05 ULd Funny Politics
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Live4Tits on May 21, 2015, 10:06:34 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Live4Tits on May 24, 2015, 10:04:58 PM
What's the difference between terrorism and democracy?

Whether the United States is attacking or being attacked.
(http://www.thegearpage.net/board/smilies/rimshot.gif)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on May 26, 2015, 12:24:26 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on May 27, 2015, 02:00:31 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on May 27, 2015, 05:58:54 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on May 28, 2015, 09:51:22 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Live4Tits on May 29, 2015, 02:41:18 AM
 :-X
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 30, 2015, 08:28:40 AM
8)

2013: Superstorm Sandy hits. Texas Senator Ted Cruz (along with many other Republicans (http://gawker.com/5973255/here-are-the-republicans-who-voted-no-on-hurricane-sandy-relief-funds)) votes against emergency federal relief going towards its victims, saying in part "Hurricane Sandy inflicted devastating damage on the East Coast, and Congress appropriately responded with hurricane relief. Unfortunately, cynical politicians in Washington could not resist loading up this relief bill with billions in new spending utterly unrelated to Sandy...This bill is symptomatic of a larger problem in Washington — an addiction to spending money we do not have. The United States Senate should not be in the business of exploiting victims of natural disasters to fund pork projects that further expand our debt."

2015: Major flooding occurs in Texas. Texas Senator Ted Cruz says in part: "Today, Texans are hurting. They're hurting here in San Marcos. They're hurting in Wimberley. They're hurting in Houston. They're hurting across the state...Democrats and Republicans in the congressional delegation will stand as one in support of the federal government meeting its statutory obligations to provide the relief to help the Texans who are hurting."
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Live4Tits on May 31, 2015, 09:20:07 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: ROUNDandHEAVY on June 02, 2015, 09:13:58 AM
Here's this
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Live4Tits on June 03, 2015, 09:00:15 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on June 07, 2015, 07:52:20 AM
I found this discussion of conspiracy theories to be interesting:

www.youtube.com/v/Hug0rfFC_L8 (http://www.youtube.com/v/Hug0rfFC_L8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on June 12, 2015, 12:55:13 AM
Too true....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 12, 2015, 06:26:08 AM
"Bushio" and "Santorina" are my favorites :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on June 15, 2015, 03:30:56 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 16, 2015, 06:11:36 PM
Donald Trump announced that he is running for President of the United States.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on June 16, 2015, 06:17:25 PM
Donald Trump announced that he is running for President of the United States.

It was a lot classier when Pat Paulsen used to do the same comedy.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: CarlTL on June 17, 2015, 01:05:44 AM
Donald Trump announced that he is running for President of the United States.

Maybe this time he can produce the long form birth certificate for his hair...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on June 17, 2015, 04:36:43 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 18, 2015, 09:44:12 AM
Now I hear that he cast actors to play his supporters (https://medium.com/@GoAngelo/donald-trump-hired-paid-actors-to-attend-presidential-launch-event-7c65e8fadea0) during the New York announcement of his presidential campaign. Oy vey.

Then he used "Rockin' In The Free World" for his announcement music. Don't people read the lyrics of songs before they use them? This is similar to Reagan's use of Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA"...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on June 18, 2015, 08:14:33 PM
Now I hear that he cast actors to play his supporters (https://medium.com/@GoAngelo/donald-trump-hired-paid-actors-to-attend-presidential-launch-event-7c65e8fadea0) during the New York announcement of his presidential campaign. Oy vey.

Then he used "Rockin' In The Free World" for his announcement music. Don't people read the lyrics of songs before they use them? This is similar to Reagan's use of Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA"...

I was disappointed. Not at Trump; he's an idiot. But at the actors. They showed up and cheered for $50. I would show up for $50, but cheering is extra.   ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 19, 2015, 12:19:13 AM
Fifty bucks wouldn't be enough to make me be in that room...SMH

But the comedians are gonna have a field day!

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: "White House Don" (https://www.youtube.com/v/KTz0zuhGeE8&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: ROUNDandHEAVY on June 20, 2015, 07:17:04 PM
Stewart in fact literally jazzed his pants.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on June 21, 2015, 01:58:50 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on June 22, 2015, 07:23:26 AM
gOOber, there are times when I have to stop and gaze in awe at either your genius or your luck in finding memes.

 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: CarlTL on June 22, 2015, 01:07:26 PM
Something Politics has too little of...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on June 23, 2015, 12:21:04 AM
Quote
Politicians To **107** is a new extension for the Chrome web browser that replaces the names of presidential candidates (US, 2016) with the “pile-of-**108**” emoji. Options allow you to “poopify” the names of Democrats, Republicans, or both.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/politicians-to-**107**/fghbpihcplaofldgkofhbbcgdfgikcnp

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on June 25, 2015, 12:05:33 AM
Interestingly, I've seen almost nothing in the media (even the more "leftist" ones that I follow) calling for better gun regulations after the Charleston massacre. Guess that means the Gun Lobby won....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 26, 2015, 06:09:57 AM
Hey there, Daily News, don't be shy. Tell us what you really feel about this. (https://twitter.com/NYDailyNews/status/610993371688124416/photo/1)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on June 26, 2015, 08:00:26 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 26, 2015, 08:55:06 PM
8)

For real though! But hasn't Canada allowed same-sex marriage for a while now? ;)

Here's a good one:

"Paraphrasing Janis Joplin, freedom's just another word... that Justice Antonin Scalia doesn't seem to understand.

In his convoluted, nine-page dissent against the Supreme Court's Obergefell v. Hodges ruling -- which officially makes gay marriage legal in every state -- Scalia went off the cultural-literacy rails, questioning the idea that intimacy and spirituality were freedoms and further suggesting that "Freedom of Intimacy is abridged rather than expanded by marriage. Ask the nearest hippie."

As luck would have it in The Huffington Post's New York headquarters, the nearest hippie happened to be the world's most famous hippie, David Crosby, who, like Joplin, performed at Woodstock. So ask him we did: what did he think of Justice Scalia's line of thinking?

"I think he's slagging gays and hippies," said Crosby, who had earlier appeared on Huff Post Live. "I don't think he understands either one. I think he's an old reactionary guy and I think he's failing to understand the basic thing: hippies and gay people are people. And we are citizens. And we live here. And we are his neighbors. He may not know that, but we are. And that's how he should see us. As citizens of the United States. Voters. People who should be equal. That was the idea of the country. Not 'maybe.' There's no 'if' about that, no gray area there. The idea was that people would be equal here -- all of us. Hippies and gay people included. Black people, white people, yellow people -- all people. People."

Crosby, who once recorded "Find the Cost of Freedom" with bandmates Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young -- as well as other classic-rock songs laced with political commentary, including "Ohio" and "Almost Cut My Hair" -- lambasted Scalia as willfully looking past freedoms for all citizens.

"That's the basic thing that I think [Scalia] fails to see, and that I think the more reactionary elements in the court -- and in politics and in government -- fail to see," Crosby said. "That they avoid looking at -- consciously avoid it. I think they don't want to see us that way. And the truth is, the idea of the country was that that would be the way it was: we would be equal citizens."

He holds out little hope that things are headed in the right direction, either. "That's why the country was such a hopeful thing. But I don't think it's in good shape now. I think our government is bought and paid for, and not responsive to the citizens. At all. But I know what was started out with. I know what was intended, and I have not forgotten and I'm not going to roll over and put my paws up in the air and give up fighting for it. I think that's what we should be doing."

The Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young song most relevant to -- and perhaps supportive of -- Scalia's argument, "Love The One You're With," was written by Stephen Stills, not Crosby. Here it is (https://www.youtube.com/v/qLTdRqYwzXQ&rel=0) anyway."
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on June 26, 2015, 10:20:35 PM
'Tis an idea that has been around even since before hippies...

www.youtube.com/v/1xfaaLzgRQI (http://www.youtube.com/v/1xfaaLzgRQI)

And yes, Canada has had marriage equality for about ten years.

--------
P.s.--So has Mexico.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on June 27, 2015, 02:07:27 AM
Further WTFs from Justice Scalia:

"But what really astounds is the hubris reflected in today’s judicial Putsch. The five Justices who compose today’s majority are entirely comfortable concluding that every State violated the Constitution for all of the 135 years between the Fourteenth Amendment’s ratification and Massachusetts’ permitting of same-sex marriages in 2003."

"Today’s decree says that my Ruler, and the Ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of the nine lawyers on the Supreme Court."

Given that the SCOTUS also just gave its Stamp of Approval on "Obamacare", all those popping sounds you hear in the background are undoubtedly the heads of rightwingers exploding in frustration.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 02, 2015, 10:54:48 PM
The problem with the phrase "cognitive dissonance" is that most people to whom it is applied don't do much cogitating...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 06, 2015, 04:47:30 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on July 06, 2015, 11:20:01 PM
There are currently over 440 people who have officially filed with the Federal Election Commission to run for president in 2016.

Including "Sydneys Voluptuous Buttocks" of Buffalo, NY....

http://www.fec.gov/fecviewer/CandidateCommitteeDetail.do?candidateCommitteeId=P60005931&tabIndex=3
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on July 07, 2015, 10:15:19 PM
There are currently over 440 people who have officially filed with the Federal Election Commission to run for president in 2016.

Including "Sydneys Voluptuous Buttocks" of Buffalo, NY....

http://www.fec.gov/fecviewer/CandidateCommitteeDetail.do?candidateCommitteeId=P60005931&tabIndex=3

Hmmm.

Ted Cruz, or Sydney's Voluptuous Buttocks.

Quiet, I'm thinking.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on July 07, 2015, 11:41:01 PM
Winston Churchill was one of the greatest leaders of the modern world, having rallied his people together to take on Hitler and the Nazis during World War II. He also enjoyed working and walking around his office naked.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on July 08, 2015, 07:25:06 PM
Winston Churchill was one of the greatest leaders of the modern world, having rallied his people together to take on Hitler and the Nazis during World War II. He also enjoyed working and walking around his office naked.

So who doesn't?   ;D

He also once calculated that if all the port, sherry, cognac and whisky that he had **92** were poured into a drydock, it would float a destroyer.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on July 09, 2015, 12:38:58 AM
The Danish king, whose reign lasted from 1766 to 1808, was a dedicated servant to his country and its people. Also, his physicians worried about him a great deal because Christian VII masturbated constantly – they thought it would make him infertile and stunt his growth.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 09, 2015, 04:23:44 AM
Hey, don't hold your breath.

Oops, too late!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 09, 2015, 04:24:18 AM
The Danish king, whose reign lasted from 1766 to 1808, was a dedicated servant to his country and its people. Also, his physicians worried about him a great deal because Christian VII masturbated constantly – they thought it would make him infertile and stunt his growth.

No "it'll grow hair on your palms" stories for the king, huh?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 10, 2015, 07:13:02 AM
The comedians are having a field day...

Late Night with Seth Meyers: "Donald Trump Is Running for President" (https://www.youtube.com/v/4nZnfqFEwx8&rel=0)

CONAN on TBS: "Donald Trump's New 100% Truthful Speech" (https://www.youtube.com/v/9on9khjQsbo&rel=0)

Real Time with Bill Maher: "Donald Trump Is the White Kanye" (https://www.youtube.com/v/oTL-M3e6lq0&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on July 10, 2015, 03:25:23 PM
The 36th President of the United States won his election with 61% of the popular vote – the highest margin in the history of the country. While being the leader of one of the most powerful countries in the world would be enough for some, he enjoyed showing everyone his Johnson Jr. He loved showing everyone how big “it” was and urinated in public whenever he felt the urge to show it off.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Hark on July 10, 2015, 09:47:27 PM
...he was also a fan of electric toothbrushes.    :D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on July 10, 2015, 11:18:40 PM
The 36th President of the United States won his election with 61% of the popular vote – the highest margin in the history of the country. While being the leader of one of the most powerful countries in the world would be enough for some, he enjoyed showing everyone his Johnson Jr. He loved showing everyone how big “it” was and urinated in public whenever he felt the urge to show it off.

...and thereby gave us the meaning of "johnson".
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: prinz on July 12, 2015, 02:42:00 AM
...and thereby gave us the meaning of "johnson".
Ah Touche !! Well played sir.. Well played..
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 12, 2015, 05:12:59 AM
Comedy Central's Key & Peele: "Obama & Luther (Obama's Anger Translator) Meet Hillary and her Anger Translator, Savannah" (http://www.cc.com/full-episodes/ws6pnp/key-and-peele-y-all-ready-for-this--season-5-ep-412)

(begins around the 5:40 mark)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on July 13, 2015, 11:39:22 PM
Jade Helm is just about to get underway in Texas. For those of you who have forgotten, it's an attempt by the Obama Administration to covertly invade Texas and institute martial law, thereby doing no one knows what a large-scale joint military exercise taking place in the Southwest.

In order to make sure everything is on the up-and-up, diligent loyal Texans are in position to monitor all the activities in the Lone Star State.

One of the things they've spotted is a convoy of Blue Bell Ice Cream refrigerated trucks going alongside a convoy of Humvees and other military vehicles....

Clearly, these trucks are going to be repurposed to serve as covert transportation for any corpses that have to be quickly moved out of view!

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/Top-8-Jade-Helm-conspiracy-theories-6362719.php
(see Image 2 in the slide show)

Never mind that a Blue Bell spokesman said that the trucks were simply being relocated from a recently closed plant to one that was open and that it was pure coincidence that the two convoys were on the same highway at the same time....

Oh, and that heavy rain that hit Texas earlier this year? The Feds had weaponized the weather and were softening up the state (http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Jade-Helm-HAARP-weather-manipulation-Texas-storms-6333316.php)...

I don't know whether to laugh or cry.....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 14, 2015, 04:04:36 AM
Jade Helm is just about to get underway in Texas. For those of you who have forgotten, it's an attempt by the Obama Administration to covertly invade Texas and institute martial law, thereby doing no one knows what a large-scale joint military exercise taking place in the Southwest.

In order to make sure everything is on the up-and-up, diligent loyal Texans are in position to monitor all the activities in the Lone Star State.

One of the things they've spotted is a convoy of Blue Bell Ice Cream refrigerated trucks going alongside a convoy of Humvees and other military vehicles....

Clearly, these trucks are going to be repurposed to serve as covert transportation for any corpses that have to be quickly moved out of view!

It's clear they have had this on their mind for a while...remember when Saddam Hussein was supposed to be using ice-cream trucks as a cover for his chemical weapons of mass destruction?

Oh, Texas...please, please, please leave the Union so that the nation's collective IQ can rise about 100 points.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on July 14, 2015, 06:41:46 AM

Oh, Texas...please, please, please leave the Union so that the nation's collective IQ can rise about 100 points.

I know about 20 liberals in Texas. I've offered to vouch for them if they apply for visas after we expel the state.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 14, 2015, 07:15:41 AM
I have some cousins who are holed up in Austin, and I've extended the same offer to them.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on July 14, 2015, 04:29:31 PM
“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.”
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 14, 2015, 08:06:41 PM
“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.”

Classic Bushism! I'd link to the video but there's a youngster in the corner, so instead, the full quote:

"There's an old saying in Tennessee...I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee that says, 'Fool me once, shame on...shame on you. Fool me...you can't get fooled again!'"
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 14, 2015, 10:24:04 PM
So during his "presidential" announcement Donald Trump said:

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

So Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escaped from a maximum-security prison and a few days later a tweet from an account that's purportedly being run by him says:

"Sigue chingando y voy hacer que te tragues todas tus putas palabras pinche guero cagaleche, @realDonaldTrump" ("Keep fucking around and I'm going to make you eat your fucking words...")

So now:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on July 15, 2015, 03:37:06 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on July 16, 2015, 03:55:13 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on July 16, 2015, 09:46:11 PM
^--A real fan, huh?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Nimrod on July 18, 2015, 01:57:46 AM
(http://forum.bearchive.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=9984181.0;attach=421848;image)
Posted before - did anyone notice that he is fishing with a crossbow in a zodiac (inflatable boat).

Like illuminating a fireworks factory with torches.

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 18, 2015, 02:58:43 AM
So, this just happened:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on July 18, 2015, 02:23:26 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on July 18, 2015, 11:48:33 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on July 20, 2015, 01:28:25 AM
 :P
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on July 21, 2015, 01:45:34 AM
 :o
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 21, 2015, 08:56:35 PM
Good luck getting his name out of your head now. (https://www.youtube.com/v/igSRg7JzzPI&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on July 21, 2015, 09:06:11 PM
Good luck getting his name out of your head now. (https://www.youtube.com/v/igSRg7JzzPI&rel=0)

Hi, Ho, Silver!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on July 21, 2015, 10:26:57 PM
Good luck getting his name out of your head now. (https://www.youtube.com/v/igSRg7JzzPI&rel=0)
It`s "The Donald". ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on July 22, 2015, 02:48:02 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: ROUNDandHEAVY on July 23, 2015, 01:46:24 AM
I can't think of anywhere else to post this so I leave it here. :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on July 23, 2015, 02:35:47 AM
That album cover is what is known as a "pastiche" - a "pasting" together of elements from other works.

The catalog number in the upper left refers to an album titled "Strauss Family Album", which has Antal Dorati leading the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra in various works by the Strausses (Johann Sr., Johann Jr., Josef, and Eduard).

The young lady with the clown bra is taken from this album - and morphed....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: ROUNDandHEAVY on July 23, 2015, 12:42:03 PM
I morphed her. I'm a bad man that way. :P

But Karl Malden and clown bra was just too weird.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on July 24, 2015, 02:45:24 AM
You actually did a good job!

Meanwhile, is America destroyed yet?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on July 24, 2015, 06:27:59 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on July 26, 2015, 05:31:15 PM
 :-\
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on July 27, 2015, 06:11:22 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 30, 2015, 08:17:24 AM
Actual title of a Vanity Fair article:

"Hillary Clinton Bravely Refuses to Take Stand on Major Issue"
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 04, 2015, 06:00:24 AM
Pooty
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on August 05, 2015, 02:17:07 AM
Nation Worried That Rest of World Might See Debate

CLEVELAND (The Borowitz Report)—As preparations get under way for the first Republican Presidential debate, on Thursday night, a new poll shows that Americans are deeply concerned that the rest of the world might see it.

According to the poll, there is widespread fear that, if the debate were to be viewed in foreign countries, the cost to the United States’ prestige around the world would be incalculable....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 05, 2015, 09:06:49 PM
True four years ago, still true today.

-- TheZookie "happy belated birthday, Mr. President" 007
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 08, 2015, 07:32:23 AM
The Borowitz Report: "Psychologists Urge People With Low Self-Esteem to Watch G.O.P. Debate"

MINNESOTA (The Borowitz Report)—Psychologists at the University of Minnesota have issued a research study recommending that people suffering from low self-esteem watch Thursday night’s nationally televised Republican debate.

The recommendation came after the psychologists spent weeks showing research subjects video clips of the debate’s potential participants and observed striking improvements in the subjects’ overall morale and sense of worth.


“We interviewed the volunteers before we exposed them to the Republican candidates and afterward,” said psychologist Davis Logsdon. “The spike in their self-esteem was off the charts.”

Of the candidates who most improved the research subjects’ sense of self, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush were found to be consistently helpful, but the most marked increase in self-esteem levels came after the subjects were exposed to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.

According to the data, people who viewed Walker for approximately three minutes reported feeling better “right away” about their intelligence, knowledge, and prospects for obtaining high-status employment that they had previously considered well beyond their reach.

“After watching Governor Walker, a substantial number of the subjects literally could not remember why they had ever felt bad about themselves,” Logsdon said.

In addition to recommending that low self-esteem-sufferers watch the debate, Logsdon is advising them to D.V.R. the entire two hours. “You never know when you might need it again,” he said.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 08, 2015, 07:38:21 AM
And:

The Borowitz Report: "Walker Emerges as Leading Candidate to Run Enterprise Rent-a-Car Branch"

CLEVELAND (The Borowitz Report)—Based on his performance in Thursday night's debate, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has emerged as a leading candidate to manage an Enterprise Rent-a-Car branch, Enterprise has confirmed.

Tracy Klugian, a human-resources director for the rental-car giant, said that he did not know what to expect before the debate, but after watching Walker in action he felt confident that the Wisconsinite "had what it takes to succeed at Enterprise."

"He didn't get too many moments in the spotlight, but, just from what I saw, I would feel comfortable putting him behind one of our rental counters," he said.

He indicated that the company would be contacting Walker in the days ahead to discuss a possible future with Enterprise.

"Just to be clear, no promises will be made," he said. "Best-case scenario, Scott works hard and becomes the manager of one of our branches. For starters, we'd like to train him to be an assistant manager and see how he does with that."

Enterprise's faith in Walker appears to be echoed by a new poll, which shows that thirty-one per cent of voters believe he is qualified to assistant-manage a rental-car branch.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 08, 2015, 03:01:14 PM
 :o
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 10, 2015, 12:30:22 PM
:o

CHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUMP!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: solvegas on August 10, 2015, 02:22:46 PM
:o


You know, I do remember that episode from The Twilight Zone where Shatner sees the monster outside, no one believes him and the aircraft crashes for unknown reasons. How very appropriate.  ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Hark on August 10, 2015, 03:40:56 PM
That shit is MAD FUNNY! I'm laughing so hard I'm crying.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 11, 2015, 09:25:41 AM
:)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 11, 2015, 09:48:18 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 14, 2015, 01:11:43 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Hark on August 14, 2015, 10:33:07 PM
Note, they're all soulless creatures, too.   ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on August 15, 2015, 02:53:27 AM
Similarly....

"They are brash, cause pandemonium, they're lovable even as they wreck everything, they make recognizable noises, and they're both immune to attacks from the military." - "If Leading Republican Candidates Were Movie Monsters". Zack "Geist Editor" Parsons, Something Awful
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 15, 2015, 03:16:47 AM
"Jay Leno couldn't help himself. Just because he's no longer doing monologues as host of The Tonight Show doesn't mean he can resist cracking jokes about Donald Trump.

Meeting with TV critics Thursday to discuss his new CNBC car show, Leno took a detour to lampoon the GOP presidential front-runner.

Noting the battle for that nomination between Jeb Bush and Trump, Leno said, "It's kind of like the race between the tortoise and the bad hair."

And recalling that a medical problem scored Trump a deferment from military service, Leno offered his own diagnosis: "He had an intrarectal cranial inversion: His head was up his ass."
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 15, 2015, 02:16:26 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 16, 2015, 03:45:34 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 18, 2015, 05:34:36 PM
:)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 18, 2015, 05:38:26 PM
"There are over a million women who had jobs in the state of Texas while I was the governor of the state."

-- Former Texas governor Rick Perry on CNN (https://www.youtube.com/v/dffl7WlFVks&rel=0)


"You could go out here to where I am in Austin, Texas, to any restaurant or cafe or bar and say to a waitress, did you know Rick Perry’s created a million jobs in Texas? And she’ll say, yes, I know, I have three of them."

-- Jim Hightower
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 18, 2015, 05:40:15 PM
When the comedy version of your speech makes more sense than the actual speech, you're in trouble.

"A Bad Lip Reading of Rick Perry's 'Strong' Ad" (https://www.youtube.com/v/2QidlfdZqhg&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on August 19, 2015, 01:40:12 AM
Personally, here's my candidate:

www.youtube.com/v/DG6fhub9HDQ&feature=share (http://www.youtube.com/v/DG6fhub9HDQ&feature=share)

P.s.--In case you miss the graphic reference, recreational ganja is a big issue in the British Columbia elections.
        And note the big "C" on the robot. Wyatt Scott does not like Conservatives, a/k/a Reform, a/k/a Alliance, a/k/a Social Credit.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 19, 2015, 09:22:47 PM
 :(
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 20, 2015, 03:24:49 AM
With the low quality of candidates in the GOP clown car, this was bound to happen.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on August 23, 2015, 08:14:19 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 26, 2015, 03:30:20 PM
I know he's been a godsend for pundits and comedians alike, so it was only a matter of time before a "Jesus on a piece of toast" stunt like this happened.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 01, 2015, 12:59:11 AM
Apparently he announced a possible run while accepting the Video Vanguard award at last night's MTV VMAs.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on September 02, 2015, 02:20:30 AM
The Republicans from Ohio are practically begging to be made fun of. After years of pressure by their colleagues from Alaska, President Obama has instructed the Dept. of the Interior to change the official name of Mt. McKinley to its original name of "Denali".

"There is a reason President McKinley’s name has served atop the highest peak in North America for more than 100 years, and that is because it is a testament to his great legacy. McKinley served our country with distinction during the Civil War as a member of the Army.… And he led this nation to prosperity and victory in the Spanish-American War as the 25th president of the United States. I’m deeply disappointed in this decision." - House Speaker and Ohio Republican John Boehner

The reason the name was there was because some guy from Ohio was prospecting in the area when McKinley was *nominated* for President by the Republican Party. After McKinley's assassination, the name was rushed through into officialdom.

Ohio Congressman Bob Gibbs went off the deep end:

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 03, 2015, 09:42:26 PM
Yes, President McKinley: the most respected Republican president since...yesterday?

Meantime, in #Kanye2020 news:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on September 04, 2015, 03:50:18 AM
They're Knights of the Round Table....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 06, 2015, 07:37:39 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 09, 2015, 08:13:45 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 09, 2015, 08:15:14 AM
Ms. Clerky Hypocrite is coming out with a book, no doubt.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 09, 2015, 06:45:41 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 10, 2015, 02:45:13 PM
His monologue that night was much much funnier but I'm sure it's not on YouTube (yet) because of the music rights, so have this until I can find it:

The Late Late Show with James Corden: "The Kim Davis Redemption" (https://www.youtube.com/v/9tLlb2bVErw&rel=0)

And:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: solvegas on September 11, 2015, 03:36:12 AM
Kim Davis and George Wallace are / were both Democrats. Ponder that.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on September 11, 2015, 03:47:31 AM
Here's an old standby. Just change the name and place, and it's good anytime a political figure invokes the Almighty.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 11, 2015, 04:07:19 AM
Kim Davis and George Wallace are / were both Democrats. Ponder that.

I should note for any Brits reading this that American political parties do not have the ability to expel rampaging, lying assholes.

In my state political parties are not permitted any control over who runs under their name.

For more information on this absurdity, you might google "Dixy Lee Ray" or "David Duke".
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: number3fac on September 12, 2015, 03:53:47 AM
I'll briefly chime in that my mother is a registered Republican, but to the best of my knowledge has always voted Democrat and has frequently expressed opinions aligned with Democratic candidates.

The reason: when she was in secretarial school (decades ago) and would get out for lunch, it would also be around the same time as the county lawyers (I think, it's been a while since I heard this story), who would be nearby in/around the...courthouse?  Government offices?  At any rate, they would have or host lunches, and were predominantly Republican...thus she registered as a Republican for some free(ish) food.  Possibly also for prospective dates, but thankfully that didn't work out.   :)

Point being, party membership doesn't mean anything as far as political sensibilities, especially since personal circumstances change.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 13, 2015, 03:45:02 AM
Kim Davis and George Wallace are / were both Democrats. Ponder that.

So was Ronald Reagan...before he and other people who followed Nixon's "southern strategy", left the Democratic Party and became Republicans.

Speaking of bigots running for political office:

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: "All You Can Trump Buffet" (https://www.youtube.com/v/F5zjVUZA7rY&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 16, 2015, 09:09:40 AM
Gotta plan ahead, dontcha know.

USA Today: "If Donald Trump wins, what country would you flee to?"

"Here are the top destinations in those 200,000 “intent to move” tweets:


Certainly the folks moving to Hawaii and Alaska may be surprised to arrive and discover that Trump is still their president because those places are actually part of the United States."
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: solvegas on September 16, 2015, 11:57:18 AM
So was Ronald Reagan...before he and other people who followed Nixon's "southern strategy", left the Democratic Party and became Republicans.

Speaking of bigots running for political office:

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: "All You Can Trump Buffet" (https://www.youtube.com/v/F5zjVUZA7rY&rel=0)


Reagan started to leave the Democratic party in the 1950's when he was disappointed the Democrats put Adlai Stevenson as their candidate for president against Eisenhower , well before the " southern strategy " of 1968. He made it official when he supported Goldwater in 1964. He became governor of California in 1966 when he defeated Edmund " Pat " Brown, the father of the present governor " Moonbean " Brown. The biggest reason Nixon won in 1968 was because George Wallace ran as a third candidate which syphoned off a lot of Democratic voters from Hubert Humphrey. It was in 1972 that many southern states ditched the party of their ancestors when that party became hostile to their very existence. So there is plenty of blame to go around if you will. 
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 16, 2015, 12:03:06 PM

 that party became hostile to their very existence.  

I am intrigued by your conclusion that excluding racists from political functions is tantamount to genocide.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: solvegas on September 16, 2015, 12:47:46 PM
I am intrigued by your conclusion that excluding racists from political functions is tantamount to genocide.

Genocide is the killing of a group of people. Nobody got killed. And while I disapprove of idiotic racism, last I heard even racists have the right to vote. Whether you like it or not, history can be inconvenient at many times and the Democratic party was for generations a very racist party. Truman was in the KKK for example because in Missouri at that time, if you were a Democrat and wanted to be in office, you had to belong. In the South, the solid South, the Democrats were the party of Jim Crow, forced segregation and men like George Wallace who after losing a election in 1954 vowed never to be " outniggered " again. Truman when he decided to desegregate the Army, he did it when the Republicans were in power in the House and Senate because he knew it would never be allowed by the Democrat house leaders. In 1958 a bipartisan group of Democrats and Republicans passed a civil rights act which laid the foundation for the bipartisan 1964 act which thank God finally broke the back of Jim Crow  and other stupid racist laws enforced by southern Democrats. If you bother to see how the vote went on both pieces of legislation, if it hadn't been for the Republicans voting for them, they would have not passed since the majority of Democrats voted against them. The Democrats are still the party which obsess over race except this time it is couched under different name such as " affirmative action " ( Orwellian bullshit ) i.e. quotas whose purpose is to use skin color, something none of us had a choice about, and use it to discriminate against one group against another with the target being the evil white man. Funny though, quite often, like college admissions, it is Asians who suffer more since they do better in school than either whites, hispanics or blacks. Talk about unintended consequences. Call me old fashioned, as a registered Democrat in 1976 and voting for Jimmy Carter ( so sorry I did that ) , I really believe that people should be judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin. Guess Martin Luther King Jr was a charlatan if he said it but didn't really believe it.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 16, 2015, 06:10:06 PM
No one denies the racist history of the Democratic Party in the 19th Century. No honest person can deny the outcome: The Democratic Party did what it could to expel the racists. What shocked every person with integrity, including Barry Goldwater and William F. Buckley, was that starting with Strom Thurmond the Republican Party was more than happy to scoop them up and embrace them and their "ideology". The sole exception was George H.W. Bush who in 1990 campaigned against his party's candidate for governor of Louisiana. The silence from the remainder of the Republican Party was both telling and predictive.

I remain intrigued by your comparison of rejecting racists as members and genocide.

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 17, 2015, 01:45:10 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: solvegas on September 17, 2015, 03:01:22 AM
No one denies the racist history of the Democratic Party in the 19th Century. No honest person can deny the outcome: The Democratic Party did what it could to expel the racists. What shocked every person with integrity, including Barry Goldwater and William F. Buckley, was that starting with Strom Thurmond the Republican Party was more than happy to scoop them up and embrace them and their "ideology". The sole exception was George H.W. Bush who in 1990 campaigned against his party's candidate for governor of Louisiana. The silence from the remainder of the Republican Party was both telling and predictive.

I remain intrigued by your comparison of rejecting racists as members and genocide.




Yes, those Republicans are such racists. That is why the only black senator in the Senate is a black Republican from that super racist state of North Carolina. The governors of Louisiana ( Bobby Jindal ) and South Carolina ( Nikky Haley ) are  of Indian ( Country of India ) descent. Yup, all these states of the old Confederacy are just dominated by racists. In my state of Nevada Republican Brian Sandoval ( Mexico ) is governor. Yup, the state in the West which would not allow Sammy Davies Jr stay at the hotel he was performing when it was a one party state ( Democrat ) because he was black sure is a racist state now.  
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 17, 2015, 07:14:48 AM

Yes, those Republicans are such racists. That is why the only black senator in the Senate is a black Republican from that super racist state of North Carolina. The governors of Louisiana ( Bobby Jindal ) and South Carolina ( Nikky Haley ) are  of Indian ( Country of India ) descent. Yup, all these states of the old Confederacy are just dominated by racists. In my state of Nevada Republican Brian Sandoval ( Mexico ) is governor. Yup, the state in the West which would not allow Sammy Davies Jr stay at the hotel he was performing when it was a one party state ( Democrat ) because he was black sure is a racist state now.  

Both Namrata "Nikki" Haley and Piyush Jindal are pretty much the definition of "tokens", so that's not really saying much. The current incarnation of the Republican Party is indeed driven by racist ideologies.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Shara on September 17, 2015, 09:45:00 AM
https://vine.co/v/eU59mHr0b5P  ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 17, 2015, 03:59:27 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 17, 2015, 10:08:34 PM
:(
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 19, 2015, 03:48:18 PM
Really, she's the last person to be talking about "business acumen".
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 22, 2015, 09:56:21 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on September 23, 2015, 02:49:11 AM
So "The Donald" put out the call on Twitter that people could ask him anything.

So they did....

#AskTrump why you look like you smashed your face in a bowl of Doritos? - Dankey Kang

#AskTrump Why is it that you're a millionaire and your hair look like you just came out of a circus tent? - Vivian Spencer

#AskTrump do you hate Mexicans because most of us have that natural tan glow and you can't achieve that without looking like an orange? - Flori

#AskTrump when you "deport all immigrants" where will your wife be going? - Cait

Would you describe your racism as opportunistic or deep-seated? #AskTrump - Nick

two women, a mexican, and a muslim family walk into a restaurant - who's rights do you strip away first? #AskTrump - Simra

#AskTrump If elected, will you replace all of the toilet paper in the White House bathrooms with Trump gold-plated 3-ply sheets? - Jon

#AskTrump Is being rich really so boring that you have to try at being President? - Marco Joseph Carlson

Why did Buzz Lightyear act like a toy when Andy came in the room if he didn't think he was a toy? #AskTrump  - pourmecoffee

#AskTrump who do I talk to about Taco Bell delivery? - Billy Eusterman

#AskTrump Can you promise every American a free ice cream sandwich? #ThisIsImportantToMe - Dan DeBaun
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gonZo on September 23, 2015, 03:42:56 AM
#AskTrump When you stand still for too long, do people mistake you for a gourd?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 25, 2015, 12:29:54 AM
That's not the real reason why he was so emotional, but it's still funny :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 25, 2015, 05:33:35 AM
#AskTrump When you stand still for too long, do people mistake you for a gourd?

 ::) :o ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 25, 2015, 04:31:58 PM
Pope Francis performed a miracle!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on September 26, 2015, 01:23:50 AM
:)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 26, 2015, 12:26:36 PM
Kim Davis and George Wallace are / were both Democrats. Ponder that.

Wrong again.   ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: solvegas on September 26, 2015, 12:54:37 PM
Wrong again.   ::)

Yes, Davis just switched parties two days ago which makes my initial entry correct at the time of my posting.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 26, 2015, 09:09:03 PM
Yes, Davis just switched parties two days ago which makes my initial entry correct at the time of my posting.

...and shows which way the bigots move.

"Not all Republicans are bigots; but bigots all vote Republican."~John Fugelsang
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 27, 2015, 08:14:20 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Hark on September 27, 2015, 01:11:33 PM
Like a twisted 'love-hate relationship', that's the one thing I love about the Republican party  They make it so easy to be an atheist.  :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on September 29, 2015, 11:44:00 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on September 30, 2015, 12:17:50 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on October 01, 2015, 02:42:19 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on October 02, 2015, 11:59:10 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: tdotter on October 03, 2015, 09:35:34 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on October 06, 2015, 06:05:45 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on October 07, 2015, 02:18:25 AM
Election: The Gathering...

Courtesy Something Awful.... you can make your own here: http://mtgcardsmith.com/
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on October 07, 2015, 09:17:13 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on October 08, 2015, 06:45:57 PM
:)

After his death in 1964 his nephew confirmed the story, adding that his was pretty sure von Lettow-Vorbeck had not been that polite.

He was famous among all the officers of World War I on both sides in that he considered Africans to be equal to Europeans as soldiers.

BTW, despite the wonderful movie The African Queen, the German force in Africa was by for the superior one, despite being outnumbered about 20-to-1.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on October 09, 2015, 09:08:24 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on October 12, 2015, 05:08:18 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 13, 2015, 06:34:13 AM
Yup.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 14, 2015, 08:18:42 AM
Alphacat as Barack Obama dissing the GOP frontrunner:

"Back to Back" (https://www.youtube.com/v/WZrNFgJeSOw&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on October 14, 2015, 07:35:20 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 18, 2015, 08:18:29 PM
SNL 10/17/15: "Democratic Debate cold open"

Larry David was a note-perfect Bernie Sanders!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on October 21, 2015, 09:08:21 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 22, 2015, 06:49:32 AM
That says it all.

RawStory: "Texas is so crazy Norwegians are literally using ‘Texas’ as slang for ‘crazy’"

The reputation of Texas extends so far beyond U.S. borders that it has become slang for “crazy” in Norway.

Texas Monthly noted this week that the word “helt Texas” was being routinely used by Norwegians instead of “completely crazy” or “chaotic.”

And it’s not just on social media, Norway’s media has been including the phrase to describe everything from sporting events to a biologist finding a tropical swordfish in Norwegian waters.

“In Norwegian, ‘texas’ means mayhem and chaos, as in cowboys punching each other and breaking chairs over each other’s heads,” according to a Tumblr page cited by Texas Monthly. Some say the tradition dates back as far as the 1970s.

The Austin American-Statesman dug up a Reddit discussion from earlier this year where one Norwegian explained what Texas meant to him.

“It’s basically an idiom at this point,” the Redditor wrote. “When I think of the word I picture a cowboy crashing a party and shooting two revolvers into the air. ‘It’s completely texas!!'”
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on October 24, 2015, 12:23:26 AM
Preach Bernie!


Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on October 25, 2015, 05:15:43 PM
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In what may be the most serious allegation ever made against the former Secretary of State, Fox News Channel reported today that Hillary Clinton was involved in the conspiracy to murder President Abraham Lincoln.

The latest charge against Mrs. Clinton was reported by Fox host Sean Hannity, who said that the evidence of her role in the Lincoln assassination came mainly in the form of e-mails.

According to Mr. Hannity, “If it’s true that Hillary Clinton killed Lincoln, this could have a major impact on her chances in 2016.”

The accusation against Mrs. Clinton drew a strong response from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R.—S. Carolina): “There’s been a concerted effort by Hillary Clinton to cover up her role in President Lincoln’s murder. She has said nothing about it. This is bigger than Watergate, the Cuban missile crisis, and the Second World War put together.”

Responding to the allegation, Mrs. Clinton issued a terse statement indicating that she could not have participated in Lincoln’s assassination because she was born in 1947.

“That’s what she wants us to believe,” Sen. Graham said.


Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on October 27, 2015, 05:32:36 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 30, 2015, 03:54:02 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on November 11, 2015, 04:09:00 AM
I don't think I've ever seen the word "Christmas" on *any* Starbucks cup...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 12, 2015, 03:10:41 AM
I don't think I've ever seen the word "Christmas" on *any* Starbucks cup...

Yeah, you pretty much haven't. As Christine Clements said earlier:

"It seems the real meaning of Christianity has gotten lost over time. So many posts over the new holiday cup at Starbucks who are angry and have decided to boycott the chain. So I decided to look back at the past years to see if I'm missing something from past designs that were 'Christian' like; no baby Jesus, no star of Bethlehem, no wise men and so forth. So unless I'm missing how ornaments, snowmen, and ribbons became the real meaning of Christmas for Christians their arguments are completely invalid.

The word Christ is in Christmas because Jesus Christ was born in a manger beneath the star of Bethlehem that guided the wise men. Christmas is about celebrating Christ's birthday; not about snowmen, gifts, ornaments, or trees. So while people are up in arms over the Holiday cup not being Christian like (which none of the past designs were either), I think more people need to understand the true meaning of Christmas and being a Christian. So much more is wrong in our world and people are upset over a cup design. Makes you wonder what Christ would think of that. #starbucks #starbucksholidaycup #priorities #merrychristmasstarbucks #itsjustacup"
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 13, 2015, 06:53:34 AM
Comedian/rapper Hannibal Burress answers the question "If The Candidates Were Rappers, Who Would They Be?" (https://www.youtube.com/v/v6Dy3B4nKYc&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 18, 2015, 06:11:40 AM
"Someone once made a photo mosaic pic of conservative republican politician Rick Santorum using porn images.  I thought I’d go one better, in lieu of SNL letting him host last night.  I give you a pic showing what Donald Trump is really made of.  This (http://homopower.tumblr.com/image/132804378370) is a high-resolution photo mosaic of Trump made with 500 dick pics."
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: pedonbio on November 19, 2015, 08:30:45 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 19, 2015, 11:54:43 PM
Yup.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 29, 2015, 10:09:46 PM
That explains it.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on December 02, 2015, 03:19:47 AM
Yep.....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on December 05, 2015, 07:33:00 AM
 :P

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on December 05, 2015, 09:35:08 AM
TFW you realize your son is Ted Cruz
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on December 07, 2015, 03:03:12 AM
 :D

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on December 09, 2015, 08:23:04 PM
I'm surprised that they didn't go with "Vanilla Isis" though.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on December 13, 2015, 03:34:01 AM
Yep....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on December 18, 2015, 01:10:15 PM
Saturday Night Live: "Will Ferrell as George W Bush - Cold Open" (https://www.youtube.com/v/NKXGA-AU50w&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on December 22, 2015, 04:04:47 AM
The fuck???


Men Who Bern (http://www.menwhobern.com)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on December 23, 2015, 11:51:26 AM
The fuck???


Men Who Bern (http://www.menwhobern.com)

Now that is hilarious!

Meanwhile:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on December 26, 2015, 05:48:00 AM
How low will this shmegegge go? And will he take the GOP down with him?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on January 07, 2016, 03:29:50 AM
Meanwhile, in Oregon, people who don't really know what they want are taking a stand that doesn't make sense....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 07, 2016, 04:29:39 PM
How low will this shmegegge go?

At the rate he's going: halfway to the Earth's core.

Quote
And will he take the GOP down with him?

Hopefully, yes. Unfortunately, their long-drawn-out demise is dragging the rest of the country down with them.

Meanwhile, you gotta ask:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on January 09, 2016, 02:25:38 AM
 :o

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on January 13, 2016, 02:19:22 AM
.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 15, 2016, 07:18:49 PM
And speaking of the Republic of Texas, their Canadian Senator just "accused" one of his opponents of having "New York values".
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 16, 2016, 01:00:21 AM
"Trumpcestry.com" (https://www.youtube.com/v/TTyh5HsUuGs&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 17, 2016, 09:11:47 PM
Nailed it.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on January 17, 2016, 10:14:15 PM
.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 21, 2016, 07:24:06 PM
Let the (word soup) games begin.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gOOber on January 22, 2016, 01:46:50 AM
.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on January 22, 2016, 03:36:50 AM
 :P
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 28, 2016, 12:39:05 AM
He said he's not going to the debate tonight because Megyn Kelly was mean to him by asking him serious questions.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 29, 2016, 06:55:55 AM
Says it all, really.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 31, 2016, 08:27:46 PM
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: "Donald Trump debates Donald Trump" (https://youtube.com/v/WpKiP_gmDS8&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: tdotter on February 05, 2016, 06:48:50 AM
Found this funny Donald Trump game in the App Store.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on February 06, 2016, 09:25:04 PM
BOO! :P


Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on February 11, 2016, 01:38:55 AM
Once again, the NY Daily News lets their political opinions be known:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on February 15, 2016, 12:30:20 AM
The Daily News has been something else this season.

...because he is the hero we need, not the hero we deserve ;)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on February 20, 2016, 04:11:53 PM
Can't say as I blame him...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on February 20, 2016, 04:43:00 PM
The Donald is getting no love, even from a fellow Queens native like Ralph Kramden:

"Trump meets The Honeymooners" (https://www.youtube.com/v/3XriXDtfqCg&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on February 21, 2016, 05:11:42 AM
 :o

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: CarlTL on February 21, 2016, 04:53:59 PM
Isn't Cruz a little young to be the Zodiac Killer?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on February 21, 2016, 09:18:12 PM
He's very clever.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on February 23, 2016, 12:13:43 AM
Isn't Cruz a little young to be the Zodiac Killer?

Time travel. Problem solved.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on February 23, 2016, 12:15:38 AM
Dude has burned through close to two hundred million Super-PAC dollars, and what has he got to show for it?

And he's supposed to be the smart one in the family.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on February 24, 2016, 03:18:25 AM
Game of Thrones: Winter is Trumping....

(http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/I0tE6T-ecmg/mqdefault.jpg) (http://youtube.com/v/I0tE6T-ecmg)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on February 27, 2016, 09:31:19 AM
#FeelTheBernie (http://weardinner.com/collections/shirts/products/bernie-2016)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on February 27, 2016, 07:42:32 PM
"Here's my contribution to the country: I ran for president, and I had to get out. I endorsed Jeb Bush, and he had to get out. I'm the Dr. Kevorkian of the Republican primary.

Tonight, I endorse Donald Trump."

-- Lindsey Graham (https://youtube.com/v/e6AW3IzaP1Q&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 06, 2016, 11:55:47 AM
Her pandering is horrific, especially when you consider that her husband's policies had a terrible effect on the black and Hispanic communities.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on March 08, 2016, 12:00:57 AM
If only....

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on March 10, 2016, 01:12:28 AM
OOPS!  XD


Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 10, 2016, 04:16:41 AM
^ #FeelTheBern indeed! Take the L, Hill, take the L!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on March 19, 2016, 02:56:14 AM
So he's going to talk to himself for foreign policy advice....

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: tdotter on March 19, 2016, 06:06:13 AM
😹😹😹!!!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 19, 2016, 02:04:20 PM
^ that can't be real, can it? I'm surprised the person didn't get arrested for "public urination" or something!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on March 20, 2016, 03:13:35 AM
^ that can't be real, can it? I'm surprised the person didn't get arrested for "public urination" or something!

If he did, it would have been worth it.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 21, 2016, 02:21:24 PM
120% worth it. I'd put up his bail money and take him out to dinner :)

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on March 27, 2016, 03:20:50 AM
Sometimes you just can't win:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 27, 2016, 03:28:23 PM
Another one from Tom Toles in The Washington Post.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on March 30, 2016, 02:43:51 AM
Dinosaur Comics explains our government:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 01, 2016, 04:18:02 PM
And this is why I hate time travel:

fatawesome: "Why Trump Says Horrible Things" (https://www.youtube.com/v/zee13OZSC6I&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on April 03, 2016, 01:44:02 AM
I took me a minute to get the reference. XD


Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 06, 2016, 05:38:37 PM
Daily Mail: "Law school named after Antonin Scalia will rearrange name to avoid awkward acronyms like 'ASSlaw' and 'ASSOL'"
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 08, 2016, 02:36:14 PM
True.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on April 09, 2016, 03:50:29 AM
 :P

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 09, 2016, 03:40:32 PM
:P

¡jajajajajajajaja!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 14, 2016, 03:53:20 AM
So...this happened.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on April 17, 2016, 12:31:45 AM
(http://16004-presscdn-0-50.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/ted-cruz-kim-jong-un-575x482.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 17, 2016, 10:06:07 AM
:)

The Verge: "Porn site xHamster blocks North Carolina users to protest anti-LGBT law" (http://www.theverge.com/2016/4/11/11410956/porn-site-xhamster-north-carolina-block)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 17, 2016, 10:20:14 AM
When a journalist implied that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau couldn’t explain quantum computing, the P.M. smiled and called his bluff.

At the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario, a reporter asked Trudeau about Canada’s mission against ISIL, saying, “I wasn’t asking you to explain quantum computing.”


“Very simply, normal computers work by…” Trudeau began to respond, to laughter and applause from the audience. “No, no, no,” he said, “Don’t interrupt me. When you walk out of here you will know more, well, no, some of you will know far less about quantum computing.”

Then he launched into an actual explanation. (https://www.youtube.com/v/Eak_ogYMprk&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on April 18, 2016, 05:09:44 AM
What the actual fuck... (https://wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/emailid/14333)

(read all the way to the bottom)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gonZo on April 19, 2016, 01:14:54 AM
https://vine.co/v/iFA2TupJhYt
(be sure the sound is on!)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 20, 2016, 12:25:50 AM
Meanwhile, on Maury...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on April 20, 2016, 02:36:50 AM
It seems that thanks to the key "7-Eleven" endorsement, Trumpy has won the NY State Republican primary....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on April 29, 2016, 01:46:02 AM
So Drumpf's "Foreign Policy Speech" sounded like a broken "Speak N Say" toy....(hmm..... there's an idea for an image...). One pundit said it sounded like they mixed up the pages when they put it in the teleprompter. It would be hilarious if......

And Bernie's chances are fading fast. Let's hope his supporters remember what they're supposed to do in November:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 29, 2016, 07:25:53 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on May 04, 2016, 01:54:07 AM
The headline is funny, in the typical Enquirer way, but Drumpf's response should be scary:

"His father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald's being — you know, shot. I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous," Trump said Tuesday during a phone interview with Fox News. "What is this, right prior to his being shot, and nobody even brings it up. They don't even talk about that. That was reported, and nobody talks about it."

"I mean, what was he doing — what was he doing with Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before the death? Before the shooting?" Trump continued. "It’s horrible."

http://www.politico.com/blogs/2016-gop-primary-live-updates-and-results/2016/05/trump-ted-cruz-father-222730
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on May 04, 2016, 03:25:34 AM
LOL!   :P
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 04, 2016, 07:50:48 PM
That Cruz character really doesn't like women...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on May 04, 2016, 09:51:36 PM
That Cruz character really doesn't like women...

You may be right....

(https://media.giphy.com/media/26FxF2fxvjK9WUnIY/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gonZo on May 04, 2016, 11:49:06 PM
Seriously, I feel nothing but pity for Heidi Cruz.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 09, 2016, 11:28:29 AM
I don't. She knew what she was getting into when she married that man, and his equally-creepy-as-fuck father. It's her kids I feel pity for, because they didn't ask to be brought into this world with that man as their father.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gonZo on May 10, 2016, 01:16:16 AM
I doubt she expected he could become any more of a pious monomaniacal blowhard than she married, and yet he seems to have eventually become the bull-moose of pious monomaniacal blowhards.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on May 10, 2016, 01:24:25 AM
 :P

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 10, 2016, 09:20:10 AM
;)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on May 14, 2016, 03:27:46 AM
Hope they don't forget that she's in there.....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 15, 2016, 10:48:58 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on May 19, 2016, 11:41:01 PM
Trump as a Nintendo game character - and yes, you CAN play them!

http://www.trumptendo.com/

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 20, 2016, 05:50:46 AM
Funny but true...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 23, 2016, 03:34:46 AM
As one person said in the comments: "Politics may be bad for our country but it's great for our comedy."

Saturday Night Live: "Hillary & Bernie Cold Open" (https://www.youtube.com/v/HRqZhJcae3M&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on May 25, 2016, 03:13:29 AM
So even though Trump has long said that global warming is a hoax, he recently filed an application to build a sea wall at a golf course of his in Ireland....

The reason? According to the application, he explicitly cites "rising sea levels and increased storm frequency and wave energy associated with global warming."

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/donald-trump-climate-change-golf-course-223436#ixzz49UO4jkzY

He is, of course, going to give the bill for the construction of the sea wall to the North Atlantic....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on May 28, 2016, 01:42:52 AM
Make your own Simpsons GIF at Frinkiac.com

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on May 28, 2016, 11:19:59 PM
Hillary acceptance speech.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CR1w0jgVEAEXVB6.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on June 03, 2016, 04:36:01 AM
 :o

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 11, 2016, 07:05:32 AM
'Nuff said.



The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon , 6/9/16: "'Slow Jam the News' with President Obama" (http://www.youtube.com/v/ziwYbVx_-qg&rel=0)

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on June 12, 2016, 07:18:00 AM
explains the coughing...


Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on June 14, 2016, 12:27:52 AM
 :P



Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on June 16, 2016, 02:45:47 AM
I'm just sayin'.......
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on June 16, 2016, 10:14:11 PM
Young black Trump supporter schools moron (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wAeB_yl2E90)

Kids won't be intimidated!


________________


Hillary Clinton gets pwned (https://www.**24**.com/emily.longworth.9/videos/vb.100001602415187/1083773491686054/?type=2&theater)

Smart young lady.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on June 19, 2016, 03:38:30 AM
Seems about right.....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: solvegas on June 19, 2016, 03:52:19 AM
Seems about right.....


Obviously the cartoonist and / or you have never purchased a weapon at a federally licensed gun store.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on June 19, 2016, 07:47:28 PM
Seems about right.....


Obviously the cartoonist and / or you have never purchased a weapon at a federally licensed gun store.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ClUeLTaXEAAvNb7.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on June 22, 2016, 03:08:57 AM
Well, it seems that Trump's campaign "war chest" has far less money in it than anyone thought. He's fallen way behind on the fundraising (not that he's likely to get much from the big GOP donors).

Let's put it this way:

The Trump campaign has less cash on hand than that of Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz, or Ben Carson - three people no longer in the race.

For the month of May, Trump raised $3.1 million. Clinton raised more than that on June 20 alone.....

The Clinton campaign took the opportunity to pen this zinger in a speech she gave in Ohio:

"He's written a lot of books about business. They all seem to end at Chapter 11..."

http://www.nbcnews.com/widget/video-embed/709766211730
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 25, 2016, 02:16:07 AM
Scotland is awesome.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on June 25, 2016, 02:32:31 AM
"What I meant was they were going wild in anger...."
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Cutter on June 25, 2016, 11:17:10 AM
Scotland, so far ahead of us in the insult department.  I love it.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: MaxBigfoot on June 25, 2016, 09:21:51 PM
Those are some of the most original and cool insults I've ever read.   ;)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 26, 2016, 04:57:15 AM
The Borowitz Report, 6/25/16: "British Lose Right to Claim That Americans are Dumber"

Across the United Kingdom on Friday, Britons mourned their long-cherished right to claim that Americans were significantly dumber than they are.

Luxuriating in the superiority of their intellect over Americans’ has long been a favorite pastime in Britain, surpassing in popularity such games as cricket, darts, and snooker.

But, according to Alistair Dorrinson, a pub owner in North London, British voters have done irreparable damage to the “most enjoyable sport this nation has ever known: namely, treating Americans like idiots.”

“When our countrymen cast their votes yesterday, they didn’t realize they were destroying the most precious leisure activity this nation has ever known,” he said. “Wankers.”

In the face of this startling display of national idiocy, Dorrinson still mustered some of the resilience for which the British people are known. “This is a dark day,” he said. “But I hold out hope that, come November, Americans could become dumber than us once more.”
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on June 30, 2016, 12:20:59 AM
 :P

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on June 30, 2016, 01:13:38 AM
Donald Trump clearly is hurting for good campaign staff.

Surely, when you're at a recycling plant giving a speech on your trade policy proposals, you don't want to give that speech in front of a pile of garbage waiting to be recycled?

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 04, 2016, 06:01:56 AM
"What Canadians Really Want to Say to Americans" (https://www.youtube.com/v/bcmbKN1aIOU&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: MaxBigfoot on July 05, 2016, 01:15:21 AM
As a Canadian, basically, I say "You guys are kidding, right?".
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 05, 2016, 05:29:50 AM
As a Canadian, basically, I say "You guys are kidding, right?".

Crazy, eh?

Meanwhile:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on July 08, 2016, 02:51:20 AM
(https://i.imgflip.com/16y1lx.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on July 08, 2016, 11:02:23 PM
So, pretty soon we're going to see some serious discussions about VP candidates.

But what if they could choose from fictional characters?

'Like Donald himself, Optimus Prime is awesome mostly because of what we remember from the ‘80s, and not for his current bizarre behavior. His star-struck followers never question his leadership, despite the fact that he’s wildly inconsistent, preaching respect for life one minute and incinerating Kelsey Grammer the next. He loves to proclaim thunderous platitudes while failing miserably on strategy.  Seriously, this guy’s had to be brought back from the dead more often than Jean Grey."

http://www.agonybooth.com/favorite-2016-vp-picks-fictional-characters-edition-29083
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 17, 2016, 07:29:06 AM
Meanwhile:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 19, 2016, 02:54:49 AM
Yesterday's shitshow of an "interview" yielded many funny responses on Twitter, and made Sarah Palin look like a Rhodes Scholar in comparison.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on July 20, 2016, 01:36:14 AM
^^^^^ Thats pretty funny.

Meanwhile....

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/75/ca/f7/75caf7c5dd90c963aedea658e95a3761.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 20, 2016, 04:17:17 AM
^^^^^ Thats pretty funny.

Meanwhile....

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/75/ca/f7/75caf7c5dd90c963aedea658e95a3761.jpg)

That is a lie.

Media Matters: "Rush Limbaugh Falsely Claims That 92 Percent Of Mass Shootings Since 2009 Have Occurred In Gun-Free Zones" (http://mediamatters.org/video/2015/10/05/rush-limbaugh-falsely-claims-that-92-percent-of/205969)
According To Everytown For Gun Safety, Just 13 Percent Of Mass Shootings Occur In So-Called Gun-Free Zones
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 20, 2016, 04:19:50 AM
Meanwhile:

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: The Word: "Trumpiness" (https://www.youtube.com/v/NqOTxl3Bsbw&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 23, 2016, 02:32:40 AM
"It's Always Sunny in the GOP" (https://www.youtube.com/v/J6M_2fTACeI&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 23, 2016, 03:18:14 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on July 25, 2016, 12:51:11 AM
This is the US' "free media" at it's finest!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CoH35BWWEAAGC2N.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on July 26, 2016, 09:12:50 PM
Soon....

(http://i.imgur.com/wPb2fV0.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Archangel_Dreadnought on July 27, 2016, 03:53:58 PM
Election 2016, My feelings in one image
(http://i.imgur.com/WjrG3Im.gif)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: MaxBigfoot on July 27, 2016, 10:42:56 PM
Election 2016, My feelings in one image
(http://i.imgur.com/WjrG3Im.gif)

That is a great image, AD.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on July 28, 2016, 12:26:43 AM
Al Franken brings the comedy to Opening Night at the DNC

(http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/21MVowBkyRQ/mqdefault.jpg) (http://youtube.com/v/21MVowBkyRQ)

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 28, 2016, 01:48:06 AM
The Borowitz Report: "Trump Says He Heroically Avoided Capture in Vietnam By Staying in U.S."

Quote

Presidential candidate Donald Trump revealed a little-known episode of personal heroism from his youth on Saturday, telling an Iowa audience that he narrowly avoided capture in Vietnam by remaining in the United States for the duration of the war.

“The Cong were after me,” Trump said, visibly stirred by the memory. “And then, just in the nick of time, I got my deferment.”

The former reality-show star said he had never shared his record as a war hero before because “I don’t like to boast.”

He said that he only disclosed the episode now because “the way this nation treats our deferment veterans is a disgrace.”

Trump complained that he received no official commendation or medal for his heroism, calling the lack of recognition “shameful.”

“Those brave Americans who, like me, avoided being captured by not serving at all—we are the true heroes,” he said.

Trump’s tale of valor appeared to move many members of his audience, some of whom waited in line after his speech to thank him for his lack of service.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 31, 2016, 10:47:43 AM
The Onion: Election 2016: "What’s Inside Trump’s Tax Returns"

Donald Trump’s aides have confirmed that the Republican presidential nominee will not release his tax returns despite numerous public calls for him to honor the expectation of transparency for presidential hopefuls. Here are some of the potentially damning contents that Trump prefers not to release to the public:


Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on July 31, 2016, 06:40:16 PM
Swimsuit mural of Hillary Clinton creates a stir in Australia (https://www.yahoo.com/news/swimsuit-mural-hillary-clinton-creates-stir-australia-072457596.html)   :o

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 01, 2016, 02:45:33 AM
If she looked like that in a swimsuit, she'd definitely get my vote.

Meanwhile:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on August 02, 2016, 12:55:29 AM
Okay Zookie, as much as we disagree, I am sure you can appreciate this!

(GIF removed by moderator)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 07, 2016, 12:27:10 AM
TIL Donald Trump quotes make a lot more sense when you imagine Zapp Brannigan saying them. (http://imgur.com/gallery/WCJxR)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 19, 2016, 07:22:30 AM
Life-size statues of a naked Donald Trump, mocking the Republican presidential candidate, have popped up in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cleveland and Seattle. Created by the anarchist art collective Indecline, the work was entitled "The Emperor Has No Balls" (https://youtu.be/f7TeTzOgkMs&rel=0).

Gothamist: "Here's How NYers React To A Life-Size Naked Donald Trump Statue In Union Square" (http://gothamist.com/2016/08/18/naked_donald_trump_statue.php#photo-1)

Quote

Parks Department spokesperson Sam Biederman provided us with the following statement regarding the Trump statue:

"NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small."

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on August 20, 2016, 03:06:14 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/N0kIsiM.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: mastert on August 21, 2016, 12:42:39 AM
PC = Don't be a dick about things.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 24, 2016, 10:05:04 AM
PC = Don't be a dick about things.

That's it in a nutshell. These people who seem to think that "being PC" means "I can't get to use blatantly-racist/sexist slurs any more, and I don't like it"...well, beyond being rotten human beings, they are also functionally-illiterate.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on August 25, 2016, 03:01:07 AM
PC = Don't be a dick about things.

Actually, Id say it is not so simple.

First of all, if anyone thinks that being, for the lack of a better term, an anti PC person means that they just want to say blatant racist things and don't like it that they can't anymore....  Anyone who thinks that that's what it's all about is simply a short/narrow minded moron, who cannot grasp the idea of something bigger and is also quick to judge and put words into people's mouths and assume what their thoughts are which is beyond pitiful.

The reason behind being "anti PC" is more so about this notion and movement that PC is bringing, which is borderline censorship. I would argue that PC is cousins with censorship. So people suppress truth because it stings too much or it does not fit the narrative they want to drive.

For example, Americas history. Revisionist history? 
To paraphrase something I read....

Quote
Almost everything that is reported or talked about in alternative media  is based on publicly available information and most historians know all about it. And yet they remain strangely silent, allowing the fantasyland, propagandized version of American history and the fatuous pseudo-patriotic nonsense spewed by politicians and the mass media to stand unchallenged.

Political agenda instead of facts.

That being said, let's stick true to the thread and get a laugh out of it!
(https://cdn.meme.am/instances/61097332.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on August 28, 2016, 02:52:27 AM
TOPPLE TRUMP!

http://toppletrump.com/

Fill-in-the-blank in Trump quotes. Get it right, you score electoral votes for the Democrats. Get it wrong, and the Republicans get votes.

Can you keep Trump out of the White House?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on August 31, 2016, 08:48:35 PM
 ;D
(http://pre07.deviantart.net/f003/th/pre/f/2016/181/6/7/dumb_and_dumber__political_style__by_duckytheduck096-da82wtz.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on September 03, 2016, 02:47:31 AM
Quote
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lost several mobile telephones carrying e-mails from her private server during her time in office, according to newly-released FBI documents (https://vault.fbi.gov/hillary-r.-clinton/) on the investigation into her mishandling of classified information

At least she still has the one she uses to take selfies!!

(http://i.imgur.com/9puikdc.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on September 04, 2016, 05:02:06 AM
The Trump Kids haven't figured out this "social media" thing quite yet. In order to drum up support for their dad, they Tweeted this image with the appropriate hashtags:

(http://forum.bearchive.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=9982211.0;attach=647037;image)

The thing is, when you look at it through special glasses:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: MaxBigfoot on September 04, 2016, 05:23:42 AM
The Trump Kids haven't figured out this "social media" thing quite yet. In order to drum up support for their dad, they Tweeted this image with the appropriate hashtags:

(http://forum.bearchive.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=9982211.0;attach=647037;image)

The thing is, when you look at it through special glasses:

That's who you guys need in that election!  Rowdy Roddy!   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on September 07, 2016, 03:47:08 AM
(https://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_960w/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/27/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/0428TRADEPACTcolor-1265.jpeg)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on September 09, 2016, 03:16:39 AM
 ;D
(http://i.imgur.com/SUTLNGO.gif)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on September 11, 2016, 07:54:20 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/lK02sLs.gif)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 12, 2016, 07:04:20 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Cutter on September 12, 2016, 07:24:43 AM
Meteor 2016 : Just end it already.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on September 14, 2016, 02:31:05 AM
(http://caucus99percent.com/sites/default/files/user%20images/CsH2fBBUEAQGSym.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 16, 2016, 08:09:28 AM
Meteor 2016 : Just end it already.

You got that right...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on September 18, 2016, 03:39:51 AM
True......
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on September 20, 2016, 12:54:03 AM
Also true,

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CsGk1y4XEAQrUYz.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on September 24, 2016, 08:06:07 PM
Is your love for Hillary/hatred for Trump greater than your love for boobs?

(http://s16.postimg.org/hg3eau6lx/IMG_1364.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on September 26, 2016, 12:50:48 AM
 :P
(http://i.imgur.com/VKt25Wr.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on September 27, 2016, 03:46:08 AM
I had to stop watching the debate after about an hour, because it was too funny watching Drumpf get obliterated by Clinton. And Holt, too, who asked the questions we all wanted asked, and fact checked The Don on a couple of occasions....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on September 28, 2016, 10:59:29 PM
 :o
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on September 30, 2016, 05:11:14 AM
 :P

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on October 06, 2016, 02:30:18 AM
Running on his record.......
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on October 09, 2016, 02:46:57 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/0x5fY7z.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on October 15, 2016, 03:45:47 AM
Uh oh....

(yes, that's Drumpf's actual Tweet)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on October 15, 2016, 08:17:39 AM
 :D

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on October 15, 2016, 08:39:04 PM
The parliament of New South Wales, Australia has passed a motion calling US presidential candidate Donald Trump a "revolting slug" unfit for office.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-37640336

The motion was filed by Greens party MP Jeremy Buckingham to the Upper House of the NSW parliament.

It said: "This house... agrees with those who have described Mr Trump as a 'revolting slug'."

"It's clear that all reasonable and decent people find Donald Trump's behaviour obnoxious and that the world is hoping American voters reject his politics of hate," Mr Buckingham said in a statement.

Because there was no objection, the motion was recorded as having been agreed to by all of the lawmakers.

It was allowed only after the president of the legislative council determined that "revolting slug" did not amount to unparliamentary language. Parliamentary procedure prevents MPs from using "extremely distasteful" words.

---

Oh, and remember in the second debate how Trump kept looming over Clinton?

Danny Elfman has set it to music, just in time for Halloween:

(http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/uP3ZPnsLUMo/mqdefault.jpg) (http://youtube.com/v/uP3ZPnsLUMo)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gonZo on October 15, 2016, 11:32:26 PM
 :-X
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on October 16, 2016, 12:17:46 AM
Looks like Trump purchased ClintonKaine.com because someone refused to pay the bill. (http://www.npr.org/2016/08/17/490314006/clintonkaine-com-pays-off-for-domain-squatter)

 ;D

What he did with the site is pretty hilarious.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on October 18, 2016, 06:16:13 PM
All fun and games when it came to the Trump statue. I think conservatives just laughed it off.

But when it comes to a Hillary statue, its time to destroy private property and act like a lunatic (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6P5q5pHvK0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on October 20, 2016, 04:22:14 AM
Ahh.. I was wondering why she kept looking down.  ;)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gonZo on October 20, 2016, 02:17:41 PM
She was glancing at notes she took while he was talking. At other points in the debate, you could see him taking notes too. They had pens and notepads in the recessed areas on the tops of their podiums (where his water glass is in the photo).

Here is video (https://twitter.com/TheFix/status/789090575249125376) of Trump "triumphantly" tearing his notes off the notepad after "winning" last night's debate.

Oh, and while I'm here, this bears repeating occasionally...

Quote
Particularly in the Off-Topic forum, we try to allow users enough latitude to express their beliefs in a civil manner, regardless of whether we agree with those beliefs. There are two exceptions: hate speech and condemnations of race/nation/faith/gender/orientation etc. aren't permitted, and expressions of solidarity/loyalty to hate groups aren't permitted. Beyond that, users are free to express themselves as long as what they post or link isn’t excessively offensive or inflammatory.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on October 21, 2016, 02:21:21 AM
Oh, and while I'm here, this bears repeating occasionally...

Quote
Particularly in the Off-Topic forum, we try to allow users enough latitude to express their beliefs in a civil manner, regardless of whether we agree with those beliefs. There are two exceptions: hate speech and condemnations of race/nation/faith/gender/orientation etc. aren't permitted, and expressions of solidarity/loyalty to hate groups aren't permitted. Beyond that, users are free to express themselves as long as what they post or link isn’t excessively offensive or inflammatory.

So the anti-Hillary comments made you think to bring this up? None of the dozens of anti-Trump comments crossed the line? Thats interesting.

Well anyway, Hillary in a shocking point during the debate, told the whole world US military classified information about how long it takes for the US to get its nukes up and running.
Here is the video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4HKjx9C_B4)

Good one Hillary. You are going to be such a great leader!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on October 21, 2016, 02:49:10 AM
Ahh.. I was wondering why she kept looking down.  ;)

It's called "glare". The reflection of the studio lights off the polished surface of the podium.

I cannot believe ANYONE would be so STUPID (and desperate in their Anti-Clinton conspiracies) as to think otherwise.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gonZo on October 21, 2016, 03:27:31 AM
So the anti-Hillary comments made you think to bring this up? None of the dozens of anti-Trump comments crossed the line? Thats interesting.

Don't take the policy I quoted personally; it was written a long time ago in response to completely different people and things, and was not directed entirely at you. However, the politics threads have become harsher recently, and this point in this thread —when the accusations are turning reckless— seemed like the appropriate place to remind everyone that there are limits. My job is to reassert those limits when they're being strained.

Here's an interesting question the moderators have to consider, though: in what way is a presidential campaign that embraces —and is embraced by— various hate groups not itself a hate group? I'm not a debate moderator, so I can be biased: I don't like racism, misogyny, xenophobia, and narcissism. Unfortunately, you're backing the overgrown orange poster-ch¡ld of those inclinations.

I'll try to refrain from moderating the thread, but that ultimately depends on how you and the other posters express yourselves.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on October 21, 2016, 06:19:20 AM
Ahh.. I was wondering why she kept looking down.  ;)

It's called "glare". The reflection of the studio lights off the polished surface of the podium.

I cannot believe ANYONE would be so STUPID (and desperate in their Anti-Clinton conspiracies) as to think otherwise.

At the 1st debate:
(https://i.redd.it/czs6zr7e28ox.gif)

Glare huh? There's that word again, conspiracies. Russia helps wiki leaks!

So the anti-Hillary comments made you think to bring this up? None of the dozens of anti-Trump comments crossed the line? Thats interesting.

Don't take the policy I quoted personally; it was written a long time ago in response to completely different people and things, and was not directed entirely at you. However, the politics threads have become harsher recently, and this point in this thread —when the accusations are turning reckless— seemed like the appropriate place to remind everyone that there are limits. My job is to reassert those limits when they're being strained.

I'll try to refrain from moderating the thread, but that ultimately depends on how you and the other posters express yourselves.

Taking what you just said into account, and reading rtopes latest comment, I would say he/she owes me an apology.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gonZo on October 21, 2016, 12:57:13 PM
Look, it's a gloriously dumb conspiracy theory that fails to account for stage lighting, visible notepads, and oversight by a nonpartisan commission whose representatives and technicians were all over the stage before and after each debate. rtpoe didn't condemn you personally; he condemned anyone who believes that theory. He was painting with a broad brush, as you have done more than a few times in these threads. If he feels he owes you an apology, I'm sure he'll let you know.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on October 21, 2016, 06:12:52 PM
Look, it's a gloriously dumb conspiracy theory that fails to account for stage lighting, visible notepads, and oversight by a nonpartisan commission whose representatives and technicians were all over the stage before and after each debate.

Hence why I posted this in the "funny" politics thread. Have a sense of humor about it.   :'(
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on October 22, 2016, 12:54:46 AM
 :P
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gonZo on October 22, 2016, 12:57:18 AM
Don't use that! It'll turn your dick orange.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gonZo on October 22, 2016, 12:59:12 AM
Hence why I posted this in the "funny" politics thread. Have a sense of humor about it.   :'(

Makes sense, but if that wasn't intended to be just another Clinton-conspiracy post, then "Funny" thread or not, you probably needed to clarify your intention. I don't think most of us understood how you meant it.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on October 22, 2016, 04:19:51 AM
Some thoughts on the final debate.

First, Weird Al is on the case!

(http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/FdBF6h7oH5I/mqdefault.jpg) (http://youtube.com/v/FdBF6h7oH5I)

And the New Yorker's Benjamin Schwartz with a pair of Before and After cartoons:
(a caption for the second one might be "A knock down, ladies and gentleman ― a right-hand shot, a right-hand shot on the chin.")
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: CarlTL on October 22, 2016, 05:15:47 PM
What is really surprising is that the New Yorker could make an accurate Mortal Kombat joke.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on October 24, 2016, 07:53:06 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on October 28, 2016, 03:22:40 AM
The EXACT moment when the Trump campaign went off the rails.

Remember that "special announcement" that was really a commercial for his hotel?

(http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/e_odpp4Bgfw/mqdefault.jpg) (http://youtube.com/v/e_odpp4Bgfw)

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on October 29, 2016, 03:34:29 PM
"Surprise!"

-- October




Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on November 01, 2016, 04:42:35 AM
lols



Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on November 04, 2016, 01:00:17 AM
I am just going to place this here. Pay no attention to it because it may be nothing.....  ???
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on November 05, 2016, 01:59:11 AM
This is about right.....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on November 05, 2016, 04:20:19 AM
Florida got it figrured out
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on November 06, 2016, 04:34:42 AM
Just a reminder not to get bogged down in things that are comparatively insignificant:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on November 06, 2016, 11:27:17 PM
Just a reminder not to get bogged down in things that are comparatively insignificant:

FIFY. Hillary wants to destroy Syria and continue to arm terrorists and fight Russia to do it.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on November 08, 2016, 09:48:36 AM
;)


Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: solvegas on November 09, 2016, 07:02:28 AM
The very first post on this thread was a joke prediction by pedonbio. I wonder what he thinks about his joke now. I'm still flabbergasted. In Nevada you can vote for none of the above and the thought of voting for either one was stomach turning. I believe the Chinese curse that we will live in interesting times may pass. Unless the Donald is assassinated. I could live with Pence quite easily though. The Senate and House remained Republican. The " experts " were predicting seven net gains by the Democrats but that didn't happen. I'm still trying to look for the humor on this.  ???
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on November 10, 2016, 01:11:08 AM
Keep singing:

(http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/SJUhlRoBL8M/mqdefault.jpg) (http://youtube.com/v/SJUhlRoBL8M)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on November 10, 2016, 05:37:41 PM
is it true that that guy which is president elected has had over 4000 court cases the last 30 years? Wow, if only a middle class citizen could do the same ...

Is this funny enough? Or will it become funny on the first impeachment attempt?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gonZo on November 11, 2016, 12:54:38 AM
Well, it'll be funniER as of the first impeachment attempt.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on November 11, 2016, 04:58:50 AM
Well, if he doesn't manage to settle that fraud & racketeering case involving his "university", and is found guilty in any way, that counts as a High Crime and Misdemeanor that is grounds for impeachment proceedings.....

Meanwhile, there's a good chance that Obama will give Hillary a pardon for her mistake with the e-mail server, and any conceivable "conflict of interest" problems with the Clinton Foundation. He can do that, you know. And it will probably be best for the country if we never had to hear about those things ever again.

So it might turn out that Trump is the one being punished for his crimes instead of Hillary.......

That WOULD be funny!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on November 11, 2016, 09:31:19 AM
 :D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on November 14, 2016, 09:04:15 AM
 ;D

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: MaxBigfoot on November 14, 2016, 11:37:03 PM
^That's the first post in this whole thread that's made me laugh out loud!   ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on November 16, 2016, 03:23:01 AM
Now comes the hard part......
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on November 16, 2016, 04:35:44 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on November 18, 2016, 04:33:31 AM
So Obama showed Trump around the White House....

I'm thinking it went something like this:

"This is the Truman Balcony, named for him because (gags) he had it added. It has a great view of the South Lawn and the Washington (gag) Monument...."

"Here's the Oval Office. The desk is called the "Resolute Desk", because it was made from wood salvaged from the H.M.S. Resolute. It was a gift from Queen Victoria to the president and people of the United States. It's been used by pretty much every president since then (chokes down v0m1t)."

"This is the Lincoln Bedroom. He used it as an office, and over here is the only copy of the Gettysburg Address that is actually signed by him (throws up on floor)...."

Or maybe he told him....

"You do get some say in how the place is decorated and how offices are assigned. You should know that the Oval Office needs a complete renovation to bring it up to the latest security requirements. I would have done it, but knowing I was moving out soon, I figured I'd leave it for my successor so they could redecorate it at the same time. They tell me it will take about a year to do everything, so you might want to think about setting up shop in another part of the White House or even a nearby building. I understand that there's a hotel nearby that just opened last September and has a lot of empty rooms.........

:-)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gonZo on November 18, 2016, 08:29:12 PM
OBAMA: Pay attention, Donald. This is crucial.

TRUMP: Uh huh...

OBAMA: (opens secret door in Oval Office wall)

TRUMP: Wh– What's that?

OBAMA: It's the History Eraser Button.

TRUMP: The History Eraser Button?

OBAMA: Whatever you do, DON'T push it.

TRUMP: Don't push it?

OBAMA: Never EVER push it.

TRUMP (reaching for it): Not even just a little–

OBAMA: No! Not even that!

TRUMP: Because?

OBAMA: It would erase history!

TRUMP: And that would be...

OBAMA: Bad, Donald. That would be VERY bad.

AIDE (entering room): Mr. President, you're needed in the Situation Room, sir.

OBAMA (exiting room): Of course. I'll be right back, Donald.

TRUMP (staring mesmerized at the button): OK...

NARRATOR: How can he possibly resist the maddening urge to eradicate history at the mere push of a single button? The beautiful, shiny button? The jolly, candy-like button? Will he hold out, folks? Can he hold out?

TRUMP: No I can't! YEAGH!


(with thanks to "Ren and Stimpy")
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Cutter on November 18, 2016, 10:33:08 PM
PUSH THE BUTTON!!!  PUSH THE BUTTON!!!!!!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on November 19, 2016, 03:46:56 AM
Erase Hillary from history.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on November 23, 2016, 04:35:35 AM
Actual screen grab from the NY Post (NY's populist Republican paper) today.

That's you know who, with newspeople Gayle King, George Stephanopolous, and Wolf Blitzer
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on November 28, 2016, 10:17:13 PM
Picture Barron Trump in your mind.

Now picture Damien from The Omen in your mind.

Yeah... 
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on November 28, 2016, 11:42:24 PM
https://twitter.com/hansmollman/status/796695644744404992
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on December 01, 2016, 11:40:58 PM
Reporting Live from Saudi Arabia, this is CNN! Your number 1 trusted news source you sorry shits!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on December 03, 2016, 04:48:50 AM
Context, please. It's impossible to tell what is going on there. The source for that screen cap would be useful, too - especially since it doesn't look like the actual graphics CNN uses these days.

Meanwhile:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on December 03, 2016, 07:02:32 AM
Context, please. It's impossible to tell what is going on there. The source for that screen cap would be useful, too - especially since it doesn't look like the actual graphics CNN uses these days.

Oh, theres context there. Believe me. Its actually bigly.

I guess many do not remember this coverage. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6fZDpozgKc)

The joke is there. Believe me.

__________

Meanwhile, here is Eric Cartmans reaction during the election night. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLPzuyFZp3w)

 ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on December 04, 2016, 09:48:05 AM
 :P
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on December 05, 2016, 01:37:27 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Cutter on December 05, 2016, 05:15:14 AM
^ Same can be said for hard-core conservatives as well.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on December 06, 2016, 12:37:31 AM
^ What about Centrists? The "middle of the road" people that actually make up most of America? :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Cutter on December 06, 2016, 12:48:25 PM
They are the ones that are slowly moving by going "Please don't notice me, Please don't notice me."
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on December 09, 2016, 03:38:57 AM
Matt Wueker, Politico:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on December 09, 2016, 03:45:24 AM
 :P
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on December 12, 2016, 10:26:08 PM
Election "hacker" identified..
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on December 13, 2016, 12:38:51 AM
Looking for that one perfect ornament to complete your Christmas tree?

If you've got $157.91, you can get a "Make America Great Again" cap ornament on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Trump-America-Great-Collectible-Ornament/dp/B01N67D8HO/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8)! Crafted from solid brass and finished in 14K gold, it's sure to make any tree stand out.

Better hurry, there aren't many left!

The reviews are in:

"Despite ordering a more reasonable ornament, this one arrived. It. Is. Yuge. It's absolutely yuge. It's the biggest ornament. Yuge. I hung it on my tree, but it is so yuge that it has totally unbalanced my whole tree. No matter where I hang it, the tree leans waaaaaay over to the far right." - Simon Webb

"It keeps trying to deport my nativity scene!" - whitequeen

"My office puts up a tree every year and we pool resources to get a really nice ornament, usually on the pricey side. For example, 8 years ago we got a really nice, hand crafted ornament from Hawaii. We liked it so much, we decided to get another one just like it 4 years later. Well, this year we all got together and chose a sedate, classy ornament from a shop in New York. My New York friends swore by their work and so we voted and chose it.  But then this red and gold POS showed up in the mail and we can't figure out why! We went through the vote hat again and we definitely voted for the New York piece with overwhelming numbers. I'm a bit worried that our manager, who thinks he's special and soooo sELECTIVE, might have gone over our heads and ordered this one instead. It turns out we can't get a refund and now we're stuck with the ugly thing. We put it on the side of the tree facing the wall, but it must be bewitched or something because it keeps reappearing at the top of the tree every morning! We found our angel topper in the corner crying. We don't know what happened and she says she's afraid to tell us =/ " - Tacitus Lector

"...As he sits there perched at the top (though he can't decide whether it's staying there or going to live on one of the larger inner branches where he has more space he controls completely), he's bringing to power in our tree nation all these hideous white hood, swastika, and confederate flag ornaments that are attacking and bullying ornaments of color, the ornaments representing different religions, pearlescent white ally ornaments, the rainbow ornaments and any other ornaments that don't look like these haters of diversity. They're lighting cross ornaments on fire and the orange leader and his chief ornament hate the baby Jesus and Mary ornaments!" - Dhana Chandler

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on December 13, 2016, 10:51:00 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: solvegas on December 14, 2016, 03:38:34 AM
;D


LOL !  ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on December 14, 2016, 03:58:38 AM
From Deviant Art's JollyJack:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on December 14, 2016, 07:35:39 AM
From Deviant Art's JollyJack:

Maybe like this: http://www.heute.at/news/welt/Wladimir-Putin-kommt-mit-Hund-zum-Interview;art23661,1380009

even the hair colour fits.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on December 18, 2016, 12:09:42 AM
Breaking News:

Vladimir Putin is now the leading suspect in the "front door" investigation. Source close to the Kremlin claim to have physical evidence of Vladimir Putin placing dog shit in a paper bag and putting it on the front porch of unknowing citizens in the US, and then incredibly lighting it on fire, knocking on the door, and running. Allegedly, this was done to anger citizens and make them vote for Trump.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on December 20, 2016, 10:56:40 PM
Is it because they really care about you, or is it because they dont want to lose control over you?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on December 22, 2016, 02:43:13 AM
The quote is from an essay titled "Bayard vs. Lionheart" in the Baltimore Evening Sun on 26 July 1920
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: SwitcherX on December 24, 2016, 06:31:23 AM
 :D

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on December 27, 2016, 12:18:42 AM
So much for sane and responsible government in NC.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on December 31, 2016, 04:12:21 AM
Dave Barry’s Year in Review: 2016 — What the ... ? (http://www.miamiherald.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/dave-barry/article123321019.html)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: CarlTL on January 02, 2017, 04:27:09 PM
Welcome to 2017
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on January 05, 2017, 04:18:09 AM
The death spiral of the Mainstream Media continues:

First, Washington Post retracts story (http://nypost.com/2017/01/01/washington-post-retracts-story-about-russian-hack-at-vermont-utility/) where they essentially blamed Russia for a hack at an electrical grid. Facts forced the compost to backtrack and add their little "editors note."

The same Washington Post that claimed Russian propaganda effort helped spread "fake news" during the election. (https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/russian-propaganda-effort-helped-spread-fake-news-during-election-experts-say/2016/11/24/793903b6-8a40-4ca9-b712-716af66098fe_story.html?utm_term=.8a5a33cad104)

Gallup poll shows America's trust in mass media at a new low. (http://www.gallup.com/poll/195542/americans-trust-mass-media-sinks-new-low.aspx)

The biggest loser in 2016? The mainstream media and journalism. (http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/media/305919-the-biggest-loser-in-2016-the-mainstream-media-and-journalism)

And then there was this:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: CarlTL on January 06, 2017, 12:32:35 AM
Your evidence that media is going to die that was important enough to attach an image is the source of the image used for two seconds of the story, used as screen filler?

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on January 06, 2017, 02:22:50 AM
OK, so the Washington Post admitted an error. That's fine. That's owning up to your mistakes and taking responsibility like an adult.

When was the last time Breitbart (or any similar site) published a retraction?

Has Donald Trump ever admitted he was wrong when caught in a lie?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: CarlTL on January 06, 2017, 03:28:40 AM
Has Donald Trump ever admitted he was wrong when caught in a lie?

Do out of court settlements count?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Cutter on January 06, 2017, 04:01:10 AM
^  Not sure on that as each one has a phrase "Admits no wrongdoing"

Guilty as hell, pays fine, but admits nothing.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on January 06, 2017, 04:14:31 AM
 :-\
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Prof Morearty on January 06, 2017, 10:17:31 PM
The Leader  :o

Remind you of someone?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on January 07, 2017, 03:45:09 AM
Over at The Agony Booth, (agonybooth.com), they've been doing a series on "Movies that Predicted Trump".

While it is pretty well known that Biff Tannen in "Back to the Future" was based on him, the series looks at The Dead Zone, Idiocracy, Bulworth, Bob Roberts, A Face in the Crowd, and Superman/Batman: Public Enemies.

Cracked has also noted that Marvel's 2008 story line "Dark Reign", where Norman "Green Goblin" Osgood pretty much takes over the US, is eerily similar to Trump's rise.

So anyway, what the American player here is forgetting is that the game really is worth the prize:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on January 09, 2017, 10:30:19 AM
Instead of "Being John Malkovitch" we can call it "Being Donald Trump":
(https://d.europe.newsweek.com/en/full/61891/left-right-donald-trump-vladimir-putin-marine-le-pen.jpg)

Did someone search for the 7 1/2 floor on Trump Tower already?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on January 11, 2017, 03:35:17 AM
Back in Feb. 2009, (then) Senate Minorty Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) sent a letter to the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) gently reminding him of the proper procedures involved in the nomination procedures. Clearly, he wanted to make sure that the new Obama administration didn't try to ram through nominees without proper vetting or hearings.

Last week, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) sent a similar letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell....

A very similar letter......
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on January 11, 2017, 07:10:14 AM
Back in Feb. 2009, (then) Senate Minorty Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) sent a letter to the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) gently reminding him of the proper procedures involved in the nomination procedures. Clearly, he wanted to make sure that the new Obama administration didn't try to ram through nominees without proper vetting or hearings.

Last week, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) sent a similar letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell....

A very similar letter......
Lol. It's not the same, far from being the same.
Last time Obama was the president, a man who is the center for all the hate of the alright, for whatever reasons.
This time not a man is president elect, this time it is god.

The god of hate.

This fact makes it the funny part.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: solvegas on January 11, 2017, 01:56:31 PM
Back in Feb. 2009, (then) Senate Minorty Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) sent a letter to the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) gently reminding him of the proper procedures involved in the nomination procedures. Clearly, he wanted to make sure that the new Obama administration didn't try to ram through nominees without proper vetting or hearings.

Last week, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) sent a similar letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell....

A very similar letter......



You can thank my former Senator Harry Reid when he and the Democrats essentially emasculated the Filibuster in order to get three radical left judges into to the DC appeals court because they wanted to ram them through the Senate confirmations over the Republican objections. Well, the rules are now different in 2017 than in 2009 and now it is going to bite the Democrats very, very badly. The filibuster was placed / evolved as a rule by the Senate during the Progressive era and before in order to stop a simple majority from doing whatever it wanted but the Democrats under that idiot Harry Reid blew it up because they believed they would be a permanent majority. That is what happens when Liberals who live in a bubble in single party states like California drive the agenda and think they can impose whatever they want on the people of " Fly over country ". Enjoy the next few years. You Liberals/Democrats made your bed, now lay on it.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: luvdemwhoppers on January 12, 2017, 01:21:22 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpnenrMc6K8
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on January 12, 2017, 05:17:34 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpnenrMc6K8

Bah. Naturals. Uninteresting. I've developed further since 10 years.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: luvdemwhoppers on January 12, 2017, 11:47:19 PM
^if you think Angelina Castro is natural, ah, were you doing rip van winkle for 10 years?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on January 13, 2017, 12:16:10 AM
I dont think Trump is the most mature person, but pretty funny and accurate nonetheless.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on January 14, 2017, 03:34:25 AM
How about a game of solitaire?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on January 17, 2017, 03:41:41 AM
WOW, who would of thought satire would become reality?

Life Through the Eyes of SJWs and Liberals (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6iqKjPDGWE)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on January 20, 2017, 04:20:52 AM
A couple of (hopefully) humorous notes as we go through our national shift change on the Ship of State (I'm sure Solvegas will correct my terminology):

1. You may have seen that photo Donnie Boy tweeted of him supposedly working on his inaugural address. He's sitting at a concierge's desk in his Mar-A-Lago resort, or, as he calls it, the "Winter Palace White House". He's got a Sharpie and a pad of paper, and is gazing intently forward.

To me, it looks exactly like he's watching and transcribing a video, because that's the exact same pose I use in the same situation.

He just keeps posting great meme material, doesn't he? (http://www.avclub.com/article/world-unites-laughter-staged-photo-trump-writing-h-248647)

So, What's Donald Writing?

I figure it's:

All work and no play makes Donald a dull boy.
All work and no play makes Donald a dull boy.
All work and no play makes Donald a Dull boy.
all work and no play makes Donald a dull boy.
All work and no play makes Donald a dull boy.
All Work an no play makes Donald a dull boy.
All work and no Play makes Donald a dull boy.
All work and no play makes Donald a dull boy.
All work and no play makes donald a dull boy.........

2. It's a tradition that the outgoing president leave a letter in the Oval Office for the incoming president. I'm wondering if Obama left something like this:

Donald - I took the liberty of typing up the attached for you. All you need to do is sign and date it. - Barack

"My Fellow Americans, I hereby resign the office of President, effective noon tomorrow. Donald J. Trump"

(I note that a UK oddsmaking house is giving even odds (https://www.inverse.com/article/26292-donald-trump-impeachment-odds) that Trump will not complete his term, either by impeachment or resignation.)

3. Somewhere in Texas, George W. Bush is breathing a sigh of relief that he will no longer go down as the Worst President Ever.....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on January 20, 2017, 09:53:30 PM
Bill Clinton caught by crooked Hillary salivating at Ivanka Trump (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WToHauOa5w)

No pizza for you tonight Bill!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on January 21, 2017, 06:27:37 AM
Given how low the turnout was for his Inauguration:

(http://forum.bearchive.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=9982211.0;attach=666977)

Trump's staff had to really work hard to find a good photo to use as a banner background for the new President's Twitter page.

They wound up using (apparently stolen from Getty Images) a photo from Obama's inauguration

http://www.gq.com/story/trump-steals-obama-inauguration-photo
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Cutter on January 21, 2017, 12:27:45 PM
I have a question as to what time the pic for Trumps side was taken? 

Although checking through the DC Metro twitter feed there are a few pics taken from a news video feed (MSNBC?) time stamped at 11:10 AM.


However if you want to see a crowd  on the DC Mall check this one from an imaging satellite that passed over during the Comedy Central rally to Restore Sanity and or Fear. 

Now THAT's a crowd.
 
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: solvegas on January 21, 2017, 02:59:25 PM
Given how low the turnout was for his Inauguration:

(http://forum.bearchive.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=9982211.0;attach=666977)

Trump's staff had to really work hard to find a good photo to use as a banner background for the new President's Twitter page.

They wound up using (apparently stolen from Getty Images) a photo from Obama's inauguration

http://www.gq.com/story/trump-steals-obama-inauguration-photo


After Liberals blocked venues, caused riots and showed great disregard for the constitutional outcome of the election, is it any wonder that the turnout was so low ? Did Conservatives go on riots and threatened lives when Obama was elected ? No, they accepted their loss and worked hard to recover the prize. Since Obama was elected in 2008, the Democrat high point, the Democrats have lost over 1,000 elected positions in Federal, State and Local venues. Obama not only doubled the national debt, but devastated the Democratic party. It is time many of you Liberals get out of your echo chamber and explore the huge, vast America that you have contempt for which defeated you in this last three biennial elections and learn. Trump was never my first choice but he did defeat the Bush and Clinton dynasties which is good in the long run. This " Deplorable " one is happy for the result.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on January 22, 2017, 05:50:14 AM
Some Twitter comments on the entertainment at the Inauguration:

"Somewhere in the Caribbean a cruise ship sails without any entertainment. thanks a lot" - Diomi Cordero

"This Inaugural Ball is a veritable Who's Who of performers. As in, who are any of them?" - John Dastoli

Speaking of making fun of Trump on Twitter, voice actor Billy West has been reading passages from Trump's speeches in the voice of Zapp Brannigan:

http://twitter.com/TheBillyWest/status/815675220937707520
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on January 22, 2017, 10:53:10 PM
I have a question as to what time the pic for Trumps side was taken? 

Although checking through the DC Metro twitter feed there are a few pics taken from a news video feed (MSNBC?) time stamped at 11:10 AM.


However if you want to see a crowd  on the DC Mall check this one from an imaging satellite that passed over during the Comedy Central rally to Restore Sanity and or Fear. 

Now THAT's a crowd.
I think I've seen one Trumpel inauguration picture in German media with about 20% more people than the one above. Maybe this are the alternative facts (the now political correct new altright speak for lies?) that were mentioned.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on January 24, 2017, 02:48:51 AM
With regards to the timing of that Trump Inauguration photo:

"This photo by Reuters News Pictures staff photographer Lucas Jackson was taken at 12:01:18 p.m. on Friday and not much earlier as many people are trying to claim." - Jim Bourg, Reuters (Source (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/reuters-editor-defends-photo-president-trump-inauguration-article-1.2953125?cid=bitly))

That would make it at pretty much the exact minute that The Donald was being sworn in.

Anyway, is it too soon for Downfall memes?

(http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/jS9rQEe6CH0/mqdefault.jpg) (http://youtube.com/v/jS9rQEe6CH0)

Guess not.....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on January 24, 2017, 01:27:24 PM
With regards to the timing of that Trump Inauguration photo:

"This photo by Reuters News Pictures staff photographer Lucas Jackson was taken at 12:01:18 p.m. on Friday and not much earlier as many people are trying to claim." - Jim Bourg, Reuters (Source (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/reuters-editor-defends-photo-president-trump-inauguration-article-1.2953125?cid=bitly))

That would make it at pretty much the exact minute that The Donald was being sworn in.

Anyway, is it too soon for Downfall memes?

(http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/jS9rQEe6CH0/mqdefault.jpg) (http://youtube.com/v/jS9rQEe6CH0)

Guess not.....

And the Obama 2009 one? What time was this? Does someone know?

www.washingtonpost.com/video/c/embed/8d50228e-e0b7-11e6-a419-eefe8eff0835
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on January 24, 2017, 11:03:25 PM
Someone remember Comical Ali?


I think Trumpel found him again. He became white house press secretary.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on January 25, 2017, 12:37:32 AM
Anyone need?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Archangel_Dreadnought on January 25, 2017, 01:33:23 AM
So that's why his hair looks so awful.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on January 25, 2017, 08:23:27 AM
Someone remember Comical Ali?


I think Trumpel found him again. He became white house press secretary.

Information Minister Comical Ali presenting "alternative facts":
https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/m/mohammed_saeed_alsahaf.html

I'm pretty sure it was all a media campaign against him and the media were lying all the time about what he said ... That's why he had a close eye on the media, too and taking them into responsibility about what they say and report.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 26, 2017, 06:10:58 AM
Hillary was a flawed candidate, maybe, maybe not, but if she had won, we would not be seeing the insanity that is going on right now. It's been only a week and already he's brought us ever closer to the brink of war with China ("the US will not tolerate China’s expansion onto islands in the South China Sea"); the USDA has been ordered to stop communicating with the public through social media or the press and to stop publishing any papers or research; he's ordered the resumption of construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, while the North Dakota state congress considers a bill that would legalize hitting and killing protestors with cars if they are on roadways; and he brought a group of 40 cheerleaders to a meeting with the CIA to cheer for him during a speech that consisted almost entirely of framing himself as the victim of dishonest press.

This is not normal. This is worse than "not normal". This is clear insanity.

A president who cares more about TV ratings than about making decisions based upon scientific fact, or verifiable facts, is a loss for all of us, whether you are Republican, Democrat, Independent, Green Party, whatever. To all these people saying "we won, you lost, suck it up, buttercup": if you are not a rich, old, straight, white (or white supremacist) man, You. Won. Nothing. We all lost. All of us.

It will take a lot to get us back to normal, if indeed we can ever get back to normal.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on January 27, 2017, 04:56:35 AM

....

This is not normal. This is worse than "not normal". This is clear insanity.

A president who cares more about TV ratings than about making decisions based upon scientific fact, or verifiable facts, is a loss for all of us, whether you are Republican, Democrat, Independent, Green Party, whatever. To all these people saying "we won, you lost, suck it up, buttercup": if you are not a rich, old, straight, white (or white supremacist) man, You. Won. Nothing. We all lost. All of us.

It will take a lot to get us back to normal, if indeed we can ever get back to normal.

You probably meant to put this over in the regular Politics thread - because there's nothing funny about the President's irrational, dangerous behavior.

Now, back to your regularly scheduled humor:

From MSNBC's Christopher Hayes: "A contact sends along a picture of a bookcase in what's called the Old State Department Library in the EEOB. It's the first thing you see"

The Trump Presidential Library, perhaps?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on January 27, 2017, 10:27:50 PM
There sure are a lot of crybabies. Libs need to stop trying to tell other people how they should feel and think. Its that simple. Move on. Get over it. Be "inclusive." Stop bullying the right and practice what you preach with that whole Love Trumps Hate catchphrase.

Trump won, suck it up butterflies! /sarc? lol.

Here is a map showing where Trump is President:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on January 27, 2017, 11:27:05 PM
There sure are a lot of crybabies. Libs need to stop trying to tell other people how they should feel and think. Its that simple. Move on. Get over it. Be "inclusive." Stop bullying the right and practice what you preach with that whole Love Trumps Hate catchphrase.

Trump won, suck it up butterflies! /sarc? lol.

Here is a map showing where Trump is President:

How simple for a state is it to leave the Union? Maybe time to take the best chances ...
Hope this is funny enough for this thread: Then this Donald Duck guy from the funny farm can ruin the rest ...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on January 27, 2017, 11:50:59 PM
My recommendation for this "Funny Politics" thread ....

rename it.

Since Trump wants to allow torture again like in the dark middle age we should now name it "torture politics". This is future-proof. And for civilized persons this Trumpel guy is really a torture.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: solvegas on January 28, 2017, 06:37:30 AM
How simple for a state is it to leave the Union? Maybe time to take the best chances ...
Hope this is funny enough for this thread: Then this Donald Duck guy from the funny farm can ruin the rest ...


It is impossible to leave the union. That was decided in 1865. Not only was slavery violently ended by the Civil War, it also ended with the decision that no state has the right to vote to secede. The precedent set by Lincoln still stands.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on January 29, 2017, 02:58:15 AM
BACK FROM HELL!

Hillary is back folks!

Quote
"Hillary Clinton is considering another run for president – and is mulling the idea of launching a television talk show to soften the ground for 2020."

Launching a TV program now would make her America's second-oldest female news or talk show host on the small screen, after only Joy Behar of 'The View.'

Imitation is the highest form of flattery indeed.  ::)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gonZo on January 30, 2017, 11:16:08 PM
Anyone need?

Yes. Your president does.
Still whining about popular vote and underattended inauguration...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on January 30, 2017, 11:29:59 PM
Anyone need?

Yes. Your president does.

Yes, too many people that want to appeal him try to crawl into his ass... that's funny politics indeed.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on January 31, 2017, 03:13:40 AM
There's another thread for the serious stuff.... Though these days, it's hard to tell what's serious and what's fantasy.... maybe we'll wake up and this will all turn out to have been a long national nightmare....

Anyway, back to the satire.

Some recent pieces from Andy Borowitz:

Scientists Baffled by McConnell and Ryan’s Ability to Stand Upright Without Spines

Doctors believe that both men’s ability to stand, walk, and even break into a brisk trot when confronted by reporters’ questions is "virtually inexplicable."

Disturbed Man Gets Past White House Security, Gives Press Conference

The man unloaded a delusional and paranoid rant that left a room full of experienced reporters shaken.

And Tom Toles:

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on January 31, 2017, 09:00:08 AM

Scientists Baffled by McConnell and Ryan’s Ability to Stand Upright Without Spines

Doctors believe that both men’s ability to stand, walk, and even break into a brisk trot when confronted by reporters’ questions is "virtually inexplicable."


That's not too difficult.
Kraken don't have spines.
Kraken can even walk on solid ground and have an way of alternative intelligence ...
And in water they are even very fast and can easily fog the view of others.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on January 31, 2017, 01:37:44 PM
@altrights: Shouldn't Trumpel first start to buy American and hire American before he tells anybody else what they should and not should do?

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C3c6-IwXUAAvtOP.jpg:large) (https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/826193945235435522)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on February 02, 2017, 03:39:39 AM
People have been sneaking edits into Wikipedia. Replacing the basic photo of Sean Spicer with one of Muhammad Saeed "Baghdad Bob" al-Sahhaf..... Referring to Sally Yates as a "goddam American Hero", and her replacement as "another sock puppet".

Of course, these edits are deleted almost as fast as they are put up. So you have to move fast if you want to see something like this amended list of the types of invertebrates:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on February 02, 2017, 05:33:18 AM
People have been sneaking edits into Wikipedia. Replacing the basic photo of Sean Spicer with one of Muhammad Saeed "Baghdad Bob" al-Sahhaf..... Referring to Sally Yates as a "goddam American Hero", and her replacement as "another sock puppet".

Of course, these edits are deleted almost as fast as they are put up. So you have to move fast if you want to see something like this amended list of the types of invertebrates:

In Wikipedia you can do history version comparisons. You should be able to see it also after it was reverted.

Point is that a widely known and accepted nick name "Baghdad Bob" is part of Sean Spicers biography now and therefore should not be deleted.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on February 03, 2017, 03:42:35 AM
It's probably a good thing that El Presidente likes to show off the Executive Orders he's signed.

It's so easy to replace the text with something else.....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on February 04, 2017, 10:29:08 AM
It's probably a good thing that El Presidente likes to show off the Executive Orders he's signed.

It's so easy to replace the text with something else.....

I can read it: "Herby, me, the best president of the United States ever, the most rich, beautiful, sexy and intelligent human being ever, the mightiest man on earth ever will seize complete power over the US and later about the whole world. The senate, congress and justice are discontinued. Now you can kiss my feet. Exceutive order signed: D. Trumpel (call me "The Godfather" or "Lucky" whatever you prefer)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Cutter on February 04, 2017, 12:01:49 PM
This seems about right.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on February 05, 2017, 10:09:56 PM
I think its important to be able to laugh at yourself or laugh at "your side" and show you can actually put yourself in the other sides shoes. Instead of just being a straight jackass all the time and calling anyone who disagrees with you: "racist, sexist, hate speech!" People shouldnt hold signs that say "love trumps hate" and then spew hate towards the opposite party while NEVER acknowledging their own parties faults.  ;)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on February 07, 2017, 01:33:07 AM
NEVER FORGET 9-24-16!!!!  THE BOWLING GREEN MASSACRE!!!

http://www.espn.com/college-football/game?gameId=400869287
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on February 07, 2017, 06:52:23 AM
NEVER FORGET 9-24-16!!!!  THE BOWLING GREEN MASSACRE!!!

http://www.espn.com/college-football/game?gameId=400869287

Is this potentially Kellyanne Can-no-way and Baghdad Sean source of alternative information?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on February 07, 2017, 06:59:39 PM
The opposite of funny:


(http://cdn4.spiegel.de/images/image-1103713-860_galleryfree-eptl-1103713.jpg) (http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/donald-trump-the-role-of-the-media-in-addressing-the-threat-a-1133520.html)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on February 08, 2017, 01:40:24 AM
Nice to finally see top democrats such as the Obamas and the Clintons come around and back President Trumps immigration reforms.

(http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/JQJlmFqUA8w/mqdefault.jpg) (https://youtu.be/JQJlmFqUA8w)

This should help bring the nation together for sure!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on February 08, 2017, 05:12:51 AM
So a TV comic in the Netherlands decided to respond to Trump's "America First" bit by putting together a little video - in a style mocking Trump's manner of speaking - asking if the Netherlands could be second.

The idea took off, and comics from all over Europe have been putting together their own videos highlighting the aspects of their own countries (women, big buildings, walls, no taxes, no Mexicans...) that should appeal to El Presidente.

I can't link to them directly, since so far all the ones I've seen have occasional shots of people a little too young to appear here.

But I can give you a web page that's "collecting" all of them. Who Wants to be Second (http://everysecondcounts.eu/): "Come to EU. It's huge. It's the greatest EU in the world!"

Lithuania's modest, they will settle for third....

I note that YouTube has a number of videos that aren't yet linked to this main site. Australia and Kazakhstan, for example. They are probably appearing faster than the site can keep up.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on February 08, 2017, 07:12:49 AM
So a TV comic in the Netherlands decided to respond to Trump's "America First" bit by putting together a little video - in a style mocking Trump's manner of speaking - asking if the Netherlands could be second.

The idea took off, and comics from all over Europe have been putting together their own videos highlighting the aspects of their own countries (women, big buildings, walls, no taxes, no Mexicans...) that should appeal to El Presidente.

I can't link to them directly, since so far all the ones I've seen have occasional shots of people a little too young to appear here.

But I can give you a web page that's "collecting" all of them. Who Wants to be Second (http://everysecondcounts.eu/): "Come to EU. It's huge. It's the greatest EU in the world!"

Lithuania's modest, they will settle for third....

I note that YouTube has a number of videos that aren't yet linked to this main site. Australia and Kazakhstan, for example. They are probably appearing faster than the site can keep up.

I saw a few of them a few days ago 😁
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gonZo on February 08, 2017, 04:11:50 PM
For Lord G, wherever he may be.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on February 08, 2017, 09:33:25 PM
Nancy Pelosi still thinks George Bush is the president. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr5TKYR64wc)

Maxine Waters thinks Putin invaded Korea. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul3wR5TCGoA)

Dont we all make mistakes?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: mastert on February 09, 2017, 01:55:36 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C31AW0AW8AAwz10.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on February 10, 2017, 08:10:22 PM
Trump's long lost twin brother @notloserDonaldTrump on Twitter about his brother the president:

"POTUS kills children. DISGRACEFUL!"


"POTUS signed exec order he didn't know. Can this man even read? SO SAD!!!"


POTUS unable to produce legally sound travel ban, then whines about losing in court. SUCH A CRY-BABY!"


"Now it takes THREE YEARS to build the wall? POTUS should hire immigrants to get it done fastly!"


"POTUS bows to China. BIG LOSER! PEKING DUCK!"



It will be interesting what this twin brother will think and say about his president brother if he continues to greatly fail like the last 3 weeks.

BIG LOSER! SO SAD!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on February 12, 2017, 12:34:39 PM
Finally. Trump is gone! Yeah!

Viva le Alec Baldwin presidente de EEUU!

(http://cdn2.spiegel.de/images/image-1105969-860_galleryfree-gsll-1105969.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on February 12, 2017, 11:24:06 PM
Some people do want globalism. Damn you Trump. How dare you enforce our borders! We dont want jobs we need more welfare and American citizens need to pay for it. We want more war and a global war with Russia damnit. We dont want diplomacy! Curse you Trump! We dont judge Muslims based on the actions of a few, we only judge gun owners based on the actions of a few! We only judge cops based on the actions of a few!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on February 14, 2017, 12:47:04 AM
John Oliver is back.....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on February 14, 2017, 06:41:20 AM
John Oliver is back.....

And starting next Monday Trumpel get to see educational commercials with true facts during his preferred TV andnews shows, rather the alternative facts he get presented by his own conspirational US admin staff.

Unbelievable that such things are necessary in a western democracy, because the president has a learning curve as steep as the Great Plains, some people might say it is a learning resistency.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on February 17, 2017, 11:31:37 PM
 :P
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on February 20, 2017, 04:44:42 PM
It's always good for the classic media companies when Trump tries to beat the shit out of them. They are gaining new reach, new consumers because of his free commercials. They will earn more money because of him.

That's good. It also means they can invest more money in expensive investigative journalism.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on February 22, 2017, 02:50:52 AM
This was a real ad on the Washington DC Craigslist. No idea why they took it down...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on February 22, 2017, 09:47:12 PM
Oldy but a goody. True professionals.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on February 24, 2017, 03:57:34 AM
So the GOP is claiming that removing a lot of environmental regulations on the coal industry will create jobs....

Of course it will! Think how many jobs will become available in the environmental cleanup sector!!!

(ok, weak attempt at a joke....)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on February 25, 2017, 11:24:06 PM
 :-X
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on February 25, 2017, 11:45:03 PM
:-X

Trumpel logic you have.

Fact is, everyone who shows similar traits in behaviour like Hitler and who has staff that behaves like Hitler is HITLER.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on February 26, 2017, 03:12:13 AM
So the GOP is claiming that removing a lot of environmental regulations on the coal industry will create jobs....

Of course it will! Think how many jobs will become available in the environmental cleanup sector!!!

(ok, weak attempt at a joke....)


I'd laugh but my black lung is acting up.

-- TheZookie "just-as-weak attempt at a joke, but hey, it could be worse" 007
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on February 26, 2017, 03:21:09 AM
I remember when President Obama was elected, there were a lot of posters going around with Dubya's smiling face and the caption: "Miss Me Yet?"

With this current crew busily trying to wreak unimaginable harm to the Americans who voted for them AND those who didn't -- to name just one thing, removing the Clean Air Act and dumping coal ash into the water supply will not affect Democrats only -- never ever did I think I would ever be able to answer "yes" to that question.

Maybe ol' Fidel was on to something...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on February 26, 2017, 03:45:24 AM
So they didn't learn anything from North Carolina.....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on March 02, 2017, 05:00:26 AM
:-X

Trumpel logic you have.

Fact is, everyone who shows similar traits in behaviour like Hitler and who has staff that behaves like Hitler is HITLER.

Via John Podestas email. (https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/40193#efmFMJFOZ)

"Compare your opponent to Adolf Hitler. This is your heavy artillery, for when your opponent is obviously right, and you are spectacularly wrong."
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on March 02, 2017, 05:15:09 AM
:-X

Trumpel logic you have.

Fact is, everyone who shows similar traits in behaviour like Hitler and who has staff that behaves like Hitler is HITLER.

Via John Podestas email. (https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/40193#efmFMJFOZ)

"Compare your opponent to Adolf Hitler. This is your heavy artillery, for when your opponent is obviously right, and you are spectacularly wrong."

You didn't understand what I was saying and why I do say it. So sad.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 02, 2017, 06:17:42 AM
I think this YouTube comment covers it fairly well.

Quote

"It's sobering and frightening, in a way, when you realize for the first time that the chief executive doesn't care about the nation he has sworn to serve. That every president you've lived under, whether you voted for them or not, shouldered the burden of their office. They may have made decisions with which we fervently disagreed, but there was never any doubt that the decisions presidents made were made with the best interests of the nation at heart. Not so, this man. He does not care about you. He doesn't care about America. He cares only about adulation and money. He is, by every measure available, a bad human being."


The main point is this. It doesn't matter what political party he heads up and/or represents. Any occupant of the Oval Office behaving this way is bad news for the country as a whole. The problem is that for most conservative Republicans, as long as a bad policy doesn't affect them personally, they don't give a damn about the consequences. If you're a Congressperson, you have great healthcare, you're getting paid a good salary, not to talk of all the other perks of the office besides. So as far as they're concerned, devil take the hindmost.

That's not how it's supposed to work. There's a reason why we call people elected to office "public servants."
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on March 02, 2017, 06:46:39 AM
^^ You know, I could be a douchebag and say something like "oh a YouTube comment? That's your source? Why should I even listen to some no name blogger wannabe" or something like that. But I won't. If people truly feel Trump does not have the best interest of the American people, I can have a dialogue telling why that could possibly be wrong.

I think you put that comment in the wrong thread though.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on March 03, 2017, 04:32:42 AM
So the Media caught Trump going over his speech on the way from the White House to the Capitol the other day. I noted that, given the gloomy weather, Trump's expression, and the main caption, it almost looked like he was leaving the White House for a completely different reason.

So I made a tiny edit to a screen image..... Can you tell what it is?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 03, 2017, 07:10:10 AM
At this stage, that would be an upgrade ;)

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on March 08, 2017, 04:31:51 AM
The latest thing on Twitter?

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, use pictures to compare the Affordable Care Act with the GOP's proposed replacement (Obamacare on the left, the GOP thing on the right).

Here's the best one I've found so far:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on March 09, 2017, 04:44:05 AM
What happens when certain refugee crime statistics are said on CNN airwaves?

....you guessed it. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb_DKtUULZ8)

"CNN: The Most Trusted Name in News"
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on March 10, 2017, 03:41:52 AM
One almost hopes that they don't take away Trump's Twitter account, since he just keeps giving us so many comedic openings.

Earlier, he talked up the GOP health care proposal, tweeting "Despite what you hear in the press, healthcare is coming along great. We are talking to many groups and it will end in a beautiful picture!"

Well, so far, seemingly the only people who like the plan are Congressional Republicans, who are under pressure to come up with an Obamacare replacement ASAP. No wonder they're trying to ram it through as fast as they can.

But back to Trump. What "beautiful picture" will it most closely resemble?

1. "Sunset on Lamplight Lane" by Thomas Kincade (http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/9/a/9/b/9a9b5bd37e04213e/Screen_Shot_2015-05-02_at_4.21.31_PM.png)

2. "His Station and Four Aces" by C.M. Coolidge (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f2/Hisstationand4aces-coolidge.jpg)

3. "Convergence" by Jackson Pollock (http://learnodo-newtonic.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Convergence-1952-Jackson-Pollock.jpg)

4. "Garden of Earthly Delights" by Hieronymous Bosch (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/El_jard%C3%ADn_de_las_Delicias%2C_de_El_Bosco.jpg/825px-El_jard%C3%ADn_de_las_Delicias%2C_de_El_Bosco.jpg)

5. "The Scream" by Edouard Munch (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f4/The_Scream.jpg/330px-The_Scream.jpg)

(Wish I could have done a Poll with just the images, but I couldn't figure out how to do it....)




Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on March 11, 2017, 03:03:24 AM
Good thing Obama never wiretapped any foreign leaders right?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on March 12, 2017, 04:58:37 AM
They probably never expected that they'd have to produce it. It would have taken WORK to make one....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Hark on March 14, 2017, 09:41:39 PM
Intelligence report. It's real believe me.  lol
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on March 15, 2017, 01:17:12 AM
What happens when certain stories about Obamacare are said on CNN airwaves?

...you guessed it. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaNmydPPbRQ)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 15, 2017, 01:47:50 AM
:)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on March 15, 2017, 10:29:16 AM
Finally parts of Trumpels Tax papers of 2005 being published:
http://www.msnbc.com/sites/msnbc/files/trump2005tax.pdf

Nothing spectacular. Something positive these days.
Journalists say it even might be possible that Trump himself authorized the leak of these documents to get the focus off his bad junta administration works.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gonZo on March 15, 2017, 12:27:30 PM
The leak (the front and back of his 1040 tax return for fiscal year 2005) shows nothing unusual or illegal for somebody who does hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of business in a year. None of the supporting documentation was included, though, which is where anything questionable would be hiding. It looks as if this particular tax return was chosen because of its complete lack of controversy.

There is nothing newsworthy in the document, and nobody benefits from the leak except Trump himself (who is made to look like an honest, responsible taxpayer), so the American media is fairly convinced that the Trump administration leaked it to dispel some of the suspicion about him.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on March 15, 2017, 10:16:45 PM
Another failed attempt yet again to attack the Trump. When will they learn? This was such an epic fail that even the biggest liberal newspaper, washington post, called this a "total nothingburger."

The only thing this revealed was that Trump paid 25% tax rate while someone like the socialist Bernie Sanders paid only 13%!

.....but, but, I thought he didnt pay taxes for almost 20 years!... and, and, and the Russians!

Whoops!!!  :D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on March 16, 2017, 05:48:08 PM
Another failed attempt yet again to attack the Trump. When will they learn? This was such an epic fail that even the biggest liberal newspaper, washington post, called this a "total nothingburger."

The only thing this revealed was that Trump paid 25% tax rate while someone like the socialist Bernie Sanders paid only 13%!

.....but, but, I thought he didnt pay taxes for almost 20 years!... and, and, and the Russians!

Whoops!!!  :D

What is interesting also right wing commenters on German newspaper first comparison was Bernie Sanders. Like they use a common source of misinformation. Let me ask one thing. Does Bernie Sanders have several billion dollars? Did he earn 150 million  dollars? Not even the year of this tax rate comparison is the same. Who only wants to spread hate....  Epic fail!

Thus are alternative facts spread.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on March 16, 2017, 10:58:24 PM
Trump paid a 25% tax.. Bernie the socialist paid only 13%.. Yes, that was said in many news outlets... And it is true. But lets examine what happenend here in this thread....

HERES THE STORY of the Trump tax return (he paid his shit and paid A LOT OF TAXES) the media failed yet again trying to smear him
here is some tidbit news about bernie

The response here was to focus on that small tidbit about bernie and yell "epic fail!"....

Wow.  ::)

Back to it...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on March 17, 2017, 07:21:23 AM
You can stop shouting at us. That would be a much better behaviour. If you can't stand the heat don't post epic comparison fails. And your last picture isn't funny at all and against the rules of this board. What comes next? Hungry African littles only skin and bone? Your anger carried you away.

I know for extremely right wings that tax mechanic and mathematics are a problem. Mathematics are based on facts rather than alternative information. But there is something like a progressive development in tax rate. The more you earn the more is your tax rate (best case - in worst case you make bad business decisions and you get for many years reduced rates). That's why you can't compare apples with peaches. But those extremists that made up the comparison does.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on March 17, 2017, 06:24:39 PM
You can stop shouting at us. That would be a much better behaviour. If you can't stand the heat don't post epic comparison fails. And your last picture isn't funny at all and against the rules of this board. What comes next? Hungry African littles only skin and bone? Your anger carried you away.

I know for extremely right wings that tax mechanic and mathematics are a problem. Mathematics are based on facts rather than alternative information. But there is something like a progressive development in tax rate. The more you earn the more is your tax rate (best case - in worst case you make bad business decisions and you get for many years reduced rates). That's why you can't compare apples with peaches. But those extremists that made up the comparison does.

Apparently some people like to shout and then can't tell when someone writes text in large font to showcase a point, with no exclamation point even.

That is a 10 yo meme... Did it hurt your feelings?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 18, 2017, 09:44:19 PM
Personally, I believe that his accountant is named "John Barron" (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/donald-trump-posed-john-barron-times-article-1.2636536).

The reason why Americans continue to clamor for the release of his tax returns for multiple consecutive years (not cherry-picked-for-one-specific-year tax returns, not selectively and suspiciously "leaked" tax returns), besides that being what all legitimate Presidential candidates have done since the Nixon administration (http://www.taxhistory.org/www/website.nsf/web/presidentialtaxreturns), is to make sure that his business interests do not act as a motivation greater than the interests of his presidential oath of office: "that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." If he owns a hotel in a country where he is threatening war, and that country suddenly decides to (say) buy out all the rooms in that hotel for two months straight, he is materially benefiting from his foreign policy. Much as how the current Secretary of State, the former CEO of ExxonMobil who still owns US$218 million in company stock, would materially benefit from a foreign policy initiative such as removing sanctions against Russia and therefore freeing the company up to sign a US$500 billion contract there (https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/12/world/europe/rex-tillersons-company-exxon-has-billions-at-stake-over-russia-sanctions.html?_r=0).

He didn't put his businesses into a blind trust (which the verifiable billionaire Michael Bloomberg also failed to do when he was mayor of New York City (http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/01/opinions/nyc-billionaire-politician-louis/), and which he should have done). He hasn't released his tax returns so that we can be sure of the full extent of his debts, partnerships and ownership interests, and be sure that (say) Russian oligarchs in the pocket of Vladimir Putin have no leverage over him by (say) investing in his Manhattan real estate holdings (http://www.businessinsider.com/wealthy-russians-invested-nearly-100-million-in-trump-buildings-2017-3).

This is wrong but more than just being "wrong", it would make him in violation of Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 of the US Constitution (aka "the Foreign Emoluments Clause" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_Emoluments_Clause)) and/or in violation of Article II, Section 1, Clause 7 of the US Constitution (aka "the Domestic Emoluments Clause" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestic_Emoluments_Clause)). Such violations of the US Constitution (which as president he had sworn an oath to) are impeachable offenses.

Unfortunately at this time, there's little likelihood of him being impeached (https://qz.com/904331/impeaching-donald-trump-would-take-two-things-and-right-now-his-critics-have-neither/)...unless and until right-wingers in Congress, who seem to have decided to put party ("we won! get over it!") above country ("he's our man, but this is beyond the pale...better boot him out before the entire country goes down"), change tack.

People who like authoritarians in power also tend to be very non-self-reflective. If they were even a little bit self-reflective, they would ask themselves this question: if President Barack Obama had done the same things that his successor is currently doing, would I be seeking to impeach him? And I answered that question with "yes", then how come I'm not seeking to impeach his successor?

TL;DR: I'm as sick of hearing "Russia Russia Russia" (http://youtu.be/OU9ePhMxUq4&rel=0) as anyone else is -- but that would have been stopped dead in its tracks if he had released his authentic tax returns months and months and months ago. As any student of Republican presidential history (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_the_President%27s_Men_(film)) should have learned by now: "follow the money" (https://www.followthemoney.org/about-us/mission-and-history/).
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 18, 2017, 09:45:42 PM
Back to the main topic of this thread.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on March 19, 2017, 03:13:14 AM
The White House is putting out a newsletter, "Your 1600 Daily," which is sort of a cheerleading thing for the Trump administration. Video clips, press releases, etc.

A recent issue linked to an article in the Washington Post: "Trump’s budget makes perfect sense and will fix America, and I will tell you why." What they forgot to do is read it. The article, by Alexandra Petri, was written for WaPo's satirical "ComPost" blog....

It wasn't hard to miss the satire. The VERY FIRST PARAGRAPH:

"Some people are complaining that the budget proffered by the Trump administration, despite its wonderful macho-sounding name, is too vague and makes all sorts of cuts to needed programs in favor of increasing military spending by leaps and bounds. These people are wimps. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney has called it a "hard power budget" which is, I think, the name of an exercise program where you eat only what you can catch, pump up your guns and then punch the impoverished in the face. This, conveniently, is also what the budget does."

Other items from ComPost:

Wayne Tracker: Legends of the Caped Crusader [subtitle: He is the hero we deserve, I guess.]

All your health-care questions answered [subtitle: I knew I should not have replaced both kidneys with iPhones! In retrospect, that choice was terrible!]

If you thought Trump’s speech was ‘Presidential,’ you probably loved Scar the Lion’s [subtitle: This was Teleprompter Saruman, not Twitter Saruman.]

Great news: President Trump did not bite any bats in half during his address to Congress! [subtitle: Exactly how low is the bar, America?]

http://thinkprogress.org/white-house-newsletter-parody-lampooning-cruel-budget-64ce43a341ff#.v5qotbi4f
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on March 19, 2017, 09:15:39 AM
Personally, I believe that his accountant is named "John Barron" (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/donald-trump-posed-john-barron-times-article-1.2636536).

The reason why Americans continue to clamor for the release of his tax returns for multiple consecutive years (not cherry-picked-for-one-specific-year tax returns, not selectively and suspiciously "leaked" tax returns), besides that being what all legitimate Presidential candidates have done since the Nixon administration (http://www.taxhistory.org/www/website.nsf/web/presidentialtaxreturns), is to make sure that his business interests do not act as a motivation greater than the interests of his presidential oath of office: "that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." If he owns a hotel in a country where he is threatening war, and that country suddenly decides to (say) buy out all the rooms in that hotel for two months straight, he is materially benefiting from his foreign policy. Much as how the current Secretary of State, the former CEO of ExxonMobil who still owns US$218 million in company stock, would materially benefit from a foreign policy initiative such as removing sanctions against Russia and therefore freeing the company up to sign a US$500 billion contract there (https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/12/world/europe/rex-tillersons-company-exxon-has-billions-at-stake-over-russia-sanctions.html?_r=0).

He didn't put his businesses into a blind trust (which the verifiable billionaire Michael Bloomberg also failed to do when he was mayor of New York City (http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/01/opinions/nyc-billionaire-politician-louis/), and which he should have done). He hasn't released his tax returns so that we can be sure of the full extent of his debts, partnerships and ownership interests, and be sure that (say) Russian oligarchs in the pocket of Vladimir Putin have no leverage over him by (say) investing in his Manhattan real estate holdings (http://www.businessinsider.com/wealthy-russians-invested-nearly-100-million-in-trump-buildings-2017-3).

This is wrong but more than just being "wrong", it would make him in violation of Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 of the US Constitution (aka "the Foreign Emoluments Clause" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_Emoluments_Clause)) and/or in violation of Article II, Section 1, Clause 7 of the US Constitution (aka "the Domestic Emoluments Clause" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestic_Emoluments_Clause)). Such violations of the US Constitution (which as president he had sworn an oath to) are impeachable offenses.

Unfortunately at this time, there's little likelihood of him being impeached (https://qz.com/904331/impeaching-donald-trump-would-take-two-things-and-right-now-his-critics-have-neither/)...unless and until right-wingers in Congress, who seem to have decided to put party ("we won! get over it!") above country ("he's our man, but this is beyond the pale...better boot him out before the entire country goes down"), change tack.

People who like authoritarians in power also tend to be very non-self-reflective. If they were even a little bit self-reflective, they would ask themselves this question: if President Barack Obama had done the same things that his successor is currently doing, would I be seeking to impeach him? And I answered that question with "yes", then how come I'm not seeking to impeach his successor?

TL;DR: I'm as sick of hearing "Russia Russia Russia" (http://youtu.be/OU9ePhMxUq4&rel=0) as anyone else is -- but that would have been stopped dead in its tracks if he had released his authentic tax returns months and months and months ago. As any student of Republican presidential history (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_the_President%27s_Men_(film)) should have learned by now: "follow the money" (https://www.followthemoney.org/about-us/mission-and-history/).

If Obama would have done the same the US would have seen civil war initiated by the extremist right wings, attempts of Obama murdered etc.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on March 20, 2017, 03:50:33 PM
Donald Simplicius Simplicissimus Trumpel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplicius_Simplicissimus

And this is the result: https://www.youtube.com/v/6ElviyyRDTA
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 22, 2017, 12:10:12 AM
Ironic.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on March 22, 2017, 12:18:39 PM
Ironic.

I'm not using Reddit. I think the interface looks is archaic. So I have no clue of it? What do I see in the picture.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 22, 2017, 07:25:50 PM

I'm not using Reddit. I think the interface looks is archaic. So I have no clue of it? What do I see in the picture.

The subreddit is devoted to talking about the executive producer of The Apprentice. The original post asserts (without evidence) that online forums moderated by right-wingers are bastions of free speech while those moderated by left-wingers are censored and close down free speech and close down opposition. Then every single post underneath that post, on an online forum moderated by right-wingers, is censored.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on March 22, 2017, 10:33:59 PM

I'm not using Reddit. I think the interface looks is archaic. So I have no clue of it? What do I see in the picture.

The subreddit is devoted to talking about the executive producer of The Apprentice. The original post asserts (without evidence) that online forums moderated by right-wingers are bastions of free speech while those moderated by left-wingers are censored and close down free speech and close down opposition. Then every single post underneath that post, on an online forum moderated by right-wingers, is censored.

Ah OK. I don't expect anything else than this.
Here is an example of a German extremistic right wing Website PI News.
Not one single user comment below the blog entries has ever been of an opinion oposite to that of the extremistic right wing authors. Left user comment opinions just don't get published there.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on March 24, 2017, 03:16:05 AM
Come on liberals, poke fun at your "side" for once!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on March 24, 2017, 10:23:50 PM
Seems Steppenwolf nearly 50 years ago dedicated this song to Trumpel: https://youtu.be/v/7Q6sUP4NHVs

Lyrics - especially I love the last sentence:

"Don't Step On The Grass, Sam"

Starin' at the boob tube, turnin' on the big knob
Tryin' to find some life in the waste land
Fin'ly found a program, gonna deal with Mary Jane
Ready for a trip into hate land
Obnoxious Joe comes on the screen
Along with his guest self-righteous Sam
And one more guy who doesn't count
His hair and clothes are too far out

While pushin' back his glasses Sam is sayin' casually
"I was elected by the masses"
And with that in mind he starts to unwind
A vicious attack on the finest of grasses

Well it's evil, wicked, mean and nasty
(Don't step on the grass, Sam)
And it will ruin our fair country
(Don't be such an ass, Sam)
Well, it will hook your Sue and Johnny
(You're so full of bull, Sam)
All will pay that disagree with me
(Please give up you already lost the fight, alright)

Misinformation Sam and Joe
Are feeding to the nation
But the one who didn't count counted them out
By exposing all their false quotations
Faced by a very awkward situation
This is all he'd say to save the day

Well it's evil, wicked, mean and nasty
(Don't step on the grass, Sam)
And it will ruin our fair country
(Don't be such an ass, Sam)
Well, it will hook your Sue and Johnny
(You're so full of bull, Sam)
All will pay that disagree with me
(Please give up you already lost the fight alright)

You waste my coin Sam, all you can
To jail my fellow man
For smoking all the noble weed
You need much more than him
You've been telling lies so long
Some believe they're true
So they close their eyes to things
You have no right to do
Just as soon as you are gone
Hope will start to climb
Please don't stay around too long
You're wasting precious time

Repeat Chorus
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 26, 2017, 12:13:53 AM
Seems Steppenwolf nearly 50 years ago dedicated this song to Trumpel:

While pushin' back his glasses Sam is sayin' casually
"I was elected by the masses"
And with that in mind he starts to unwind
A vicious attack on the finest of grasses

Well it's evil, wicked, mean and nasty
(Don't step on the grass, Sam)
And it will ruin our fair country
(Don't be such an ass, Sam)
Well, it will hook your Sue and Johnny
(You're so full of bull, Sam)
All will pay that disagree with me
(Please give up you already lost the fight, alright)

Misinformation Sam and Joe
Are feeding to the nation
But the one who didn't count counted them out
By exposing all their false quotations
Faced by a very awkward situation
This is all he'd say to save the day


Wow. Strangely prescient.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 26, 2017, 12:18:40 AM
"We gonna win so much you may even get tired of winning and you'll say please, please Mr. President, it's too much winning! We can't take it anymore!"

Or, maybe not.

The New York Times: "Trump's First Legislative Effort Fails as G.O.P. Pulls Bill to Repeal Obamacare" (http://nyti.ms/2mYN6BI)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on March 26, 2017, 01:24:13 AM
Funny how no one mentions the TPP.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheClaw on March 26, 2017, 09:03:47 PM
Kellyanne's "Alternative Snacks"
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 27, 2017, 12:03:40 AM
TheClaw, I hate you -- you've actually managed to make KellyAnne Conway sexually attractive :D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Cutter on March 27, 2017, 04:33:40 AM
No, he didn't.  He damn near killed BE for me.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on March 27, 2017, 05:57:24 AM
No, he didn't.  He damn near killed BE for me.

Same for me. I like intelligent trustworthy women and not desperate minded lying b.. (next word self-censored).
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 27, 2017, 08:18:38 AM
If she had tits that big, I might just put a paper sack over head and maybe duct tape her mouth shut while I go to town on them...maybe ;)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheClaw on March 27, 2017, 03:30:59 PM
Sometimes my morphs are about finding the lines that people aren't willing to cross. The responses usually aren't this overt or thoughtful. Thank you all.

And why did I morph her? "When life gives you lemons..."
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on March 27, 2017, 11:36:59 PM
I consider it to be proof that giant breasts are not sufficient to make a woman beautiful.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 28, 2017, 02:24:02 AM
I consider it to be proof that giant breasts are not sufficient to make a woman beautiful.
Very, very true. Note that I did not say that those giant breasts made her beautiful, nor that I would be willing to marry such a one. But I would definitely go to town on them :D

Courtesy of imgur:

DND Healthcare (http://imgur.com/gallery/bQxx9)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on March 29, 2017, 03:37:36 AM
^ Thanks! I really needed that laugh!

And now, our Fearless Leader auditioning for a role in the next "Mad Max" movie.

Vroom, vroom!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on March 29, 2017, 10:09:38 PM
No, he didn't.  He damn near killed BE for me.

So your dislike of woman with different political and social opinions is greater than your love for huge boobs/breast expansion? Thats interesting.  :o

Same for me. I like intelligent trustworthy women and not desperate minded lying b.. (next word self-censored).

So I guess you did not like Hillary Clinton at all.

If she had tits that big, I might just put a paper sack over head and maybe duct tape her mouth shut while I go to town on them...maybe ;)
I consider it to be proof that giant breasts are not sufficient to make a woman beautiful.

But... but... but... but.. I thought liberals loved feminism and females being in position of high power?

I guess only if those women are Democrats, then any criticism would be SEXIST!

__________

Still challenging libs to laugh at themselves!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on March 30, 2017, 11:46:13 PM
"Tell them is fake news, work of moose and squirrel..."

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on April 01, 2017, 04:12:57 AM
There's just no convincing some people.....

(image clumsily edited to remove depiction of person presumably too-young-for-this-site)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on April 01, 2017, 06:03:35 AM
There's just no convincing some people.....

(image clumsily edited to remove depiction of person presumably too-young-for-this-site)

How true. To get rid of these angry old men Trumpel woters we can only wait till they die a natural death.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 01, 2017, 07:36:29 AM
Lex Luthor is also richer -- and he released his tax returns to confirm it.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on April 04, 2017, 01:54:47 AM
Architect and researcher Ronald Rael has proposed some out-of-the-box ideas for the border wall (https://www.wired.com/2017/03/6-ways-sneak-subversive-design-trumps-border-wall/amp/):

1. Solar panels! Generate clean, renewable energy!
2. A giant xylophone! Use tuned metal slats in the wall, so people can play music on it.
3. A library! The Haskell Free Library and Opera House was deliberately built right on the border between Vermont and Quebec. Make a section of the US-Mexico wall into bookshelves!
4. A Cactus wall! Plant a dense thicket of cacti that are native to the area. Animals can get through, but people? Ouch!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 06, 2017, 08:34:50 PM

How true. To get rid of these angry old men Trumpel woters we can only wait till they die a natural death.

Maybe. But as the Bard of Avon wrote, the evil that men do lives after them. They voted in a man who appointed people vastly-underqualified to tackle their roles and/or people who are out to totally destroy their departments. Unfortunately, those departments include those that keep everyone's air and water and food safe. Everyone's. Not just rich old white Republican men's air and water and food, but the air, food and water of their children, their wives, and their neighbors.

So they may all die out, sure -- but their singular action in the polling booth has condemned many of us to a far-earlier death as well. That's quite sad, to say the least.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 06, 2017, 08:45:48 PM
And speaking of death from the sky:

The Onion, Jan. 20, 2017: "Departing Obama Tearfully Shoos Away Loyal Drone Following Him Out Of White House"
‘Go On Now, Git,’ Says Former President

WASHINGTON—Stopping and turning around as he made his way across the South Lawn after hearing the unmanned aerial vehicle hovering just feet behind him, outgoing President Barack Obama tearfully shooed away a loyal MQ-9 Reaper drone attempting to follow him out of the White House, sources confirmed Friday. “Go on now—get out of here!” said the former commander-in-chief, his lower lip trembling and his eyes welling with tears as he affected a stern tone of voice in an attempt to scare off the faithful hunter-killer drone that had spent the past eight years obediently at his side. “You can’t come with me anymore, you got that? Can’t you see this is for your own good? Now scram. What are you waiting for? Go!” At press time, a heartbroken Obama had thrown a rock in the drone’s direction, causing the unmanned aerial vehicle to flee into the sky, where it paused to look back one last time at its old master before flying off toward a Yemeni tribal wedding.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on April 07, 2017, 12:38:16 AM
(http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah102/Junk_Reader/Mobile%20Uploads/9461CC8F-7053-4AA7-BCAC-264C53981332_zpszeugfpet.gif)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gonZo on April 07, 2017, 02:48:26 AM
Architect and researcher Ronald Rael has proposed some out-of-the-box ideas for the border wall (https://www.wired.com/2017/03/6-ways-sneak-subversive-design-trumps-border-wall/amp/):

1. Solar panels! Generate clean, renewable energy!
2. A giant xylophone! Use tuned metal slats in the wall, so people can play music on it.
3. A library! The Haskell Free Library and Opera House was deliberately built right on the border between Vermont and Quebec. Make a section of the US-Mexico wall into bookshelves!
4. A Cactus wall! Plant a dense thicket of cacti that are native to the area. Animals can get through, but people? Ouch!

Oh fuck, he'll make a golden wall with his name on it.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 10, 2017, 07:17:16 AM
I guess not?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on April 10, 2017, 06:54:44 PM
Architect and researcher Ronald Rael has proposed some out-of-the-box ideas for the border wall (https://www.wired.com/2017/03/6-ways-sneak-subversive-design-trumps-border-wall/amp/):

1. Solar panels! Generate clean, renewable energy!
2. A giant xylophone! Use tuned metal slats in the wall, so people can play music on it.
3. A library! The Haskell Free Library and Opera House was deliberately built right on the border between Vermont and Quebec. Make a section of the US-Mexico wall into bookshelves!
4. A Cactus wall! Plant a dense thicket of cacti that are native to the area. Animals can get through, but people? Ouch!

Oh fuck, he'll make a golden wall with his name on it.

His name is so short ... maybe just enough for 25 yards ...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on April 13, 2017, 11:47:21 PM
Who Sean Spicer is really working for:

(photo collage by me)

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on April 14, 2017, 06:08:10 AM
Who Sean Spicer is really working for:

(photo collage by me)

Thought he works for them. The little guy being Steve Bannon, the wannabe emperor and his goon with the helmet who wants to hide his yellow hair.

(https://lumiere-a.akamaihd.net/v1/images/open-uri20150608-27674-g2ybcx_c27aaba1.jpeg)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Hiram on April 14, 2017, 06:29:57 AM
(photo collage by me)(https://lumiere-a.akamaihd.net/v1/images/open-uri20150608-27674-g2ybcx_c27aaba1.jpeg)
That is definitely Jean-Claude Juncker
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 15, 2017, 02:14:06 AM
Gotta laugh or else you'll cry...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on April 15, 2017, 07:28:15 AM
Gotta laugh or else you'll cry...

No problem. Russia fixed this gender issue short after MOAB was developed. They created a bomb called ATBIP with 25% less weight but 4* the TNT equivalent of MOAB. The Nick name is "Father of all bombs".

Just asune Trumpet had access to that - he'd love it!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on April 15, 2017, 07:51:57 PM
So planning is underway for El Presidente's official state visit to the UK in October....

He's causing problems with security by demanding that he get to ride in Her Majesty's Royal Carriage (officially, the "Diamond Jubilee State Coach" - which is covered in gold leaf and has jewel-encrusted door handles, but has no security features other than bullet-proof glass).

"UK security sources have warned that it poses a "monster" security operation, according to a Times report, leading to a lockdown of areas in central London. The Metropolitan Police are preparing for one of the largest public order operations in years, as hundreds of thousands of people are expected to come to Westminster to protest at Trump's state visit, which was postponed from earlier this year." (source (http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/donald-trump-demands-ride-queens-gold-plated-carriage-during-uk-state-visit-1617127))

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 15, 2017, 10:33:25 PM
Let him bring his own baby carriage and ride in it instead of demanding that his hosts give up theirs.

What a louse.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on April 16, 2017, 04:30:14 PM
Let him bring his own baby carriage and ride in it instead of demanding that his hosts give up theirs.

What a louse.

Someone famous yesterday said: "If he begs for being killed, he should do it."

And this person is kind of a Trumpel supporter.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 17, 2017, 10:49:12 AM
Hey, it may just work...

"Pentagon awards contract to United Airlines to forcibly remove Assad" (http://www.duffelblog.com/2017/04/pentagon-awards-contract-united-airlines-forcibly-remove-assad/)

The Pentagon announced Tuesday it had awarded a sole-source contract to United Airlines for work related to the forcible removal of President Bashar al-Assad from Syria.

The contract, worth $2.1 billion, tasks the airline company with locating Assad, grabbing him from his seat in the presidential palace, and “dragging him out of Damascus by his arms.” The contract also notes that Assad should be “asked several times, politely” to give up his seat of power, though if he refuses, United workers should bloody his nose up a bit, according to the posting at FedBizOpps.

The award comes just days after President Donald Trump authorized the launch of cruise missiles at a Syrian air base, in response to Assad’s use of chemical weapons. Two Navy ships launched 59 Tomahawk missiles into Syria, which destroyed roughly 20% of its operational aircraft and a Green Beans Coffee shop being used by the Russian army.

Soon after the strikes, some in the Trump White House began calling for regime change in Syria. Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, told reporters that peace in Syria “could not be achieved” with Assad remaining in power.

Though US military officials have struggled in recent months with a plan for removing Assad, United Airlines cleared its final hurdle for the military’s request for proposal on Monday, when it ordered police officers to forcibly remove a passenger from a flight that was overbooked.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 19, 2017, 10:13:29 PM
The New Yorker's The Borowitz Report: "North Korea Offers Unconditional Surrender After Mike Pence Angrily Squints at It"

PYONGYANG (The Borowitz Report)—In a major foreign-policy coup for the Trump Administration, North Korea offered to unconditionally abandon its nuclear program on Monday, after Mike Pence spent several minutes angrily squinting at the nation from just across the border.

Warning North Korea that the United States had jettisoned its policy of “strategic patience” and that “all options were on the table,” Pence fixed his steely glare on the isolated Communist nation and began furiously staring it down.

After Pence spent between five and six minutes demonstrating U.S. resolve by squinting indignantly, the government in Pyongyang released a statement indicating that North Korea’s nuclear ambitions were a thing of the past.

“We will henceforth abandon our nuclear program and dismantle all existing nuclear facilities,” read the official statement from North Korean President Kim Jong-un. “In exchange, we request that Mike Pence stop giving us that really mean look.”

Moments after the North Korean statement, Pence ordered his facial muscles to stand down, and the Vice-President’s face assumed a peacetime footing.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on April 20, 2017, 12:46:38 AM
So Trump signed another Executive Order, this one about "Buying American":

"We’re going to do everything in our power to make sure more products are stamped with those wonderful words "Made in the USA" […] For too long we’ve watched as our factories have been closed and our jobs have been sent to faraway lands," he bragged.

What the order really does is direct federal agencies to crack down on fraud and abuse in the H-1B visa program, which is heavily used by technology companies. And it directs the federal government to fully enforce federal guidelines prioritizing the use of American firms and goods in federal projects. More talk than anything else.

And, by the way, how about leading by example, Mr. President?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on April 20, 2017, 08:02:00 AM
Trumpel the biggest "liar" of all times:

(http://i1.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article9723902.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/PROD-Trump-Hotel.jpg)

Literally all products on this bed of a Trumpel Hotel including the TV (mexican) is made outside the US. Can't link to the original article to avoid rules violation. Go find it yourself.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 20, 2017, 08:24:18 AM
If the stakes weren't so high, this would be hilarious. "Hypocrite" doesn't even begin to cover the depths of depravity of this man and all the enablers around him, especially his complicit daughter and his equally incompetent and corrupt son-in-law.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 22, 2017, 07:32:45 PM
Hopefully, this film series will soon come to an end...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 23, 2017, 08:30:15 AM
"The globalist, elite, liberal establishment are telepathically communicating with trans dementional lizard people who, instead of destroying our planet, decided to help Hilary Clinton win the election through telecommunicational mind control. Unfortunately their powers weren't compatible with Trump voters low IQ brains and the aliens plan backfired." (https://www.youtube.com/v/ebhNRF5r4Ts&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on April 23, 2017, 10:42:45 PM
"The globalist, elite, liberal establishment are telepathically communicating with trans dementional lizard people who, instead of destroying our planet, decided to help Hilary Clinton win the election through telecommunicational mind control. Unfortunately their powers weren't compatible with Trump voters low IQ brains and the aliens plan backfired." (https://www.youtube.com/v/ebhNRF5r4Ts&rel=0)

Everybody knew the elections was rigged by aliens. I just didn't know russians are lizards.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 24, 2017, 10:53:57 AM
Complicit, Uday and Qusay.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on April 25, 2017, 09:04:51 PM
So Barack Obama just had a phone call with a French presidential candidate, Emmanuel Macron, offering words of encouragement.

Imagine if Trump had a call from anyone in Russia prior to the election for a second.

Is the media going bananas over the possibility of the United States meddling in the French elections?? Is France going to throw a whiny fit if Macron wins and say he is an illegitimate president?

Of course not.
IMO, this Obama phone call is not a big deal at all, but since the liberals and democrats make such a huge deal out of Trump/Russian ties, then the standard was set wasnt it?

It is so funny how people can be completely swayed and blind to anything against their own views or political affiliation.

And please spare me with the technical differences, dont waste your time.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on April 26, 2017, 04:38:44 AM
So Barack Obama just had a phone call with a French presidential candidate, Emmanuel Macron, offering words of encouragement.

Imagine if Trump had a call from anyone in Russia prior to the election for a second.

Is the media going bananas over the possibility of the United States meddling in the French elections?? Is France going to throw a whiny fit if Macron wins and say he is an illegitimate president?

Of course not.
IMO, this Obama phone call is not a big deal at all, but since the liberals and democrats make such a huge deal out of Trump/Russian ties, then the standard was set wasnt it?

It is so funny how people can be completely swayed and blind to anything against their own views or political affiliation.

And please spare me with the technical differences, dont waste your time.

Obviously Trumpel fans have a problem with democracy. Right?

France = Western democracy

Russia = autocracy, close to totalirism, annecting large parts of a neighbor country.

If Obama would have encouraged Erdogan or Kim Jong Un then this would have been certainly wrong.

Every other comparison is ridiculous and therefore needs some explanations in technical differences to remove total confusion from posts.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on April 28, 2017, 01:02:21 AM
Hopefully, this film series will soon come to an end...

Funny, I was thinking today about the easiest way (the one that would take the least effort and have the fewest bad repercussions) to change the last election if you could time travel.... I figure on going back and advising Ambassador Stevens to reschedule his visit to the consulate at Benghazi. Or, to go back even further, try Florida in 1999, and persuade a few key counties to upgrade their voting machines....

But anyway, back to silly stuff.

As reported in Buzzfeed, "People Are Trolling Trump's New Anti-Immigrant Hotline With Reports Of Space Aliens And The Government Is Not Amused" (Brianna Sacks, 4/26/17).

The Trump administration launched a new office on Wednesday, the "Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office" (VOICE), where people who were victims of crimes committed by illegal immigrants coudl get help. There's even a hotline. Since it coincidentally was announced on "Alien Day" (a reference to LV-426, the planet in the "Alien" movies; the date is being used by 20th Century Fox for promotions in a similar manner to how May 4 is used by Star Wars fans...), people decided to have fun with it (all quotes from Twitter):

"Wouldn't it be a shame if millions of people called this hotline to report their encounters with aliens of the UFO-variety." - Alexander McCoy

"In case you want to share your X-Files fan fiction with DHS... 1-855-48-VOICE" - Parker Molloy

"Gonna call and report Superman for being an undocumented immigrant" - Saint Sluggo

While it is kind of funny to joke about it, keep in mind the people at the other end of the phone line are ordinary citizens just trying to do their job.... "There are certainly more constructive ways to make one’s opinions heard than to prevent legitimate victims of crime from receiving the information and resources they seek because the lines are tied up by hoax callers," an ICE spokesperson said.

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on April 28, 2017, 05:38:38 AM
A false claims denunciation hot line?
Pretty sure a good idea for people who love to invent fake news like pizza gate and similar. I just imagine like Bannon the Cannon since his demotions grew a Hitler beard and now calls in there the whole day to voice his opinions about immigrants.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 28, 2017, 03:34:15 PM
Someone asked Donald J Trump "what's your handicap?" He replied, "Are you talking about my tiny hands or my inability to consistently separate fact from fiction?"
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on April 28, 2017, 10:02:19 PM
So Barack Obama just had a phone call with a French presidential candidate, Emmanuel Macron, offering words of encouragement.

Imagine if Trump had a call from anyone in Russia prior to the election for a second.

Is the media going bananas over the possibility of the United States meddling in the French elections?? Is France going to throw a whiny fit if Macron wins and say he is an illegitimate president?

Of course not.
IMO, this Obama phone call is not a big deal at all, but since the liberals and democrats make such a huge deal out of Trump/Russian ties, then the standard was set wasnt it?

It is so funny how people can be completely swayed and blind to anything against their own views or political affiliation.

And please spare me with the technical differences, dont waste your time.

Obviously Trumpel fans have a problem with democracy. Right?

France = Western democracy

Russia = autocracy, close to totalirism, annecting large parts of a neighbor country.

If Obama would have encouraged Erdogan or Kim Jong Un then this would have been certainly wrong.

Every other comparison is ridiculous and therefore needs some explanations in technical differences to remove total confusion from posts.

The fact that France is a "western democracy," doesnt this actually make it worse? A "democracy" interferring in another "democracy." Its similar to the United States overthrowing an independent sovereign nation and ousting the democratically elected official.

It just feels like the Never Trump people like to look at things from different perspectives..... if its liberal or from democrats/left then it will be defended and justified but if its the other side then words like "Constitution" and "democracy" are brought up.

In the defense of the left/democrats, I know plenty on the right also do this and I would advocate that both can hold up a mirror and recognize their own partys faults.

That being said, I have yet to see ANYONE from the left here do that.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on April 29, 2017, 03:47:19 AM
ONE HUNDRED DAYS IN LATE NIGHT COMEDY (thanks to the Washington Post)

Jan 25: "Friday, the world watched America swear in, as its 45th president, the concept of white-male mediocrity. Oh yeah, it really happened. Donald Trump laid his little p—y-grabbing paw on top of two more books than he’s ever read in his life and spoke the most solemn vow he’s ever uttered since his third wedding." - Samantha Bee

Jan. 30 (on the travel-ban protests): "While all this was happening, President Trump was hosting a screening at the White House of the movie Finding Dory, which, ironically, is a movie about a fish trying to find her parents. To his credit, he was so moved by the film that he lifted all travel restrictions on clownfish." - Jimmy Kimmel

Feb 3: "We’re just 10 days in and it feels like it’s total chaos at the White House. This is supposed to be the honeymoon. How could Trump blow the honeymoon? He’s had three of them." - Stephen Colbert

Feb 14: "In the wake of the Flynn resignation, Democrats are asking what President Trump knew. What did he know? It’s historic. It’s the first time anyone’s ever accused Donald Trump of knowing too much." - Conan O'Brien

Feb 15: "The New York Times has published an article alleging that Trump’s advisers were talking to senior Russian officials during the entire election. I know, the most shocking news to come out of this is that Trump had advisers. Kind of felt like he was just winging it the whole time, didn’t it?" - james Corden

Feb 16: "You know it’s a bad press conference when assuming all black people know each other wasn’t even the worst part of it." - Jimmy Kimmel

Feb 16: "If you can’t trust your president to get the right information on a Google-able fact, then can you really trust him with the harder stuff? Which, by the way, is everything else the president of the United States has to deal with." - Trevor Noah

Feb 17: "People are still talking about President Trump’s wild press conference yesterday. In fact, the New York Times called it ‘77 chaotic minutes.’ Yeah, it’s not good when your first press conference gets the same review as John Wick 2." - Jimmy Fallon

Feb 19: "I’m saying it’s a bit weird you’ve been objectively nicer to Vladimir Putin than you have to Meryl Streep, who I’m pretty sure isn’t an infamous autocrat — although, you know what, now I say it, if she tried it, she’d nail it, the woman is a tour de force." - John Oliver

Feb 28 (after Trump's address to Congress): "Technically, this was not a State of the Union, because I think in this timeline, the Confederacy won." - Stephen Colbert

March 6: "President Trump appeared optimistic saying, ‘Everything that is broken in our country can be fixed.’ Which is hard to believe coming from a guy who’s spent the better part of his life as a slumlord. Whenever a bad landlord says they’ll fix something, you know they’re just going to send some Russian dude to do it." - Saturday Night Live, "Weekend Update"

March 8: "If there’s no one on his staff brave enough to tell their boss that there’s only one ‘p’ in ‘tap,’ there certainly isn’t anyone brave enough to tell him that Obama isn’t running a coup. In fact, the president’s entire staff appears to treat him like a dangerously strong show chimp that you have to bribe with Diet Pepsi so he won’t tear your face off." - Samantha Bee

March 21: "Ivanka Trump is reportedly getting an office in the White House in addition to security clearance and government-issued communication devices. Even more unbelievable, so is Donald Trump." - Seth Meyers

March 22: "At this point, it appears the Republican health-care plan is going to die on the floor of the House. Coincidentally, dying on the floor of the house happens to be the Republican health-care plan." - Conan O'Brien

April 20: "I think there’s strong evidence that the president is always high. Because just look at it: He forgets people’s names, he mixes up Iraq and Syria, and what do high people always do? They forget where they put things. And last week, Donald Trump didn’t just lose his keys, he lost the Navy." - Trevor Noah

April 23 (on Jared Kushner): "It is not unusual for powerful men to give their son-in-laws ‘do-nothing’ jobs but leave it to Donald Trump, who can’t even get nepotism right, to give his a ‘do-everything’ job." - John Oliver
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on April 29, 2017, 08:14:05 AM
@rtpoe.

Let's a moment jump back to Obama.
Did he lately call in to Kim Jong Un, Receip Erdogan or Vladimir Putin to offer words of encouragement for their case?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on April 30, 2017, 06:07:59 PM
Or did Obama maybe offer words of encouragment to Rodrigo Duterte the supporter for the slaugther of thousands of drug addicts and dealers? Maybe I missed this ...

@rtpoe.

Let's a moment jump back to Obama.
Did he lately call in to Kim Jong Un, Receip Erdogan or Vladimir Putin to offer words of encouragement for their case?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 01, 2017, 02:40:51 AM
"I needed eight years, a catastrophic flood, a war built on a lie and an economic disaster. The new guy only needed a hundred days. I come in second, and I’m fine by that."

-- Will Ferrell reprising his George W. Bush impersonation at the Not The White House Correspondents Dinner
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on May 01, 2017, 01:57:19 PM
Ah sorry I mixed up the persons. Not Obama did invite the men slayer of the Philippines to Washington, it's a guy called Trumpel. Looks he likes how Duterte can enjoy his presidency over the Philippines.

Or did Obama maybe offer words of encouragment to Rodrigo Duterte the supporter for the slaugther of thousands of drug addicts and dealers? Maybe I missed this ...

@rtpoe.

Let's a moment jump back to Obama.
Did he lately call in to Kim Jong Un, Receip Erdogan or Vladimir Putin to offer words of encouragement for their case?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 05, 2017, 08:18:07 AM
Now that the Republicans in the House of Representatives have so cruelly voted to strip healthcare from at least 24 million of the people who voted for them (and those of us who didn't) while making sure to maintain their own government-sponsored healthcare:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on May 06, 2017, 12:42:52 AM
I saw (well, not personally, but in a photo) a sign at one of the protests during El Presidente's visit to NYC that read:

"I'm running out of witty things to say on posters. Please stop."

Anyway, the week in DC, in one panel:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 08, 2017, 06:33:04 PM
It's a good thing I don't get Netflix.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on May 09, 2017, 12:33:39 AM
Your options under the Republican's American Health Care Act:

http://ahca.republican/

I'm partial to the Continental Silver, personally.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on May 09, 2017, 06:05:45 AM
Your options under the Republican's American Health Care Act:

http://ahca.republican/

I'm partial to the Continental Silver, personally.

Yeah that's what republicans pretend to offer. In fact also card board caskets exists.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 09, 2017, 08:12:12 AM
The AHCA is so "good" that 217 House Republicans voted...to keep the PPACA for themselves.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on May 11, 2017, 01:53:00 AM
Let's see if I got this straight:

Trump fires Comey, the guy who everyone maintains (with good reason) is responsible for Trump being president - for doing the stuff that got Trump the presidency?????????
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 11, 2017, 06:51:52 AM
He fired the man who helped his opponent lose -- but since he made his opponent lose, he had to fire him.

Also, the AG who was supposed to recuse himself from anything to do with the Russian investigation, was tasked to "find an excuse" to get him fired.

This is like an arson investigator being fired because he was about to show his boss who set the building alight in the first place.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on May 11, 2017, 10:13:15 PM
 :-X
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 12, 2017, 03:00:28 AM
Reductress: "Calling My Representative Wasn’t Enough, So I Fucked His Wife"
Quote

In the months following Trump’s inauguration, I regularly called my representative to express my concerns about his voting record. I left voice messages and spoke directly with his staffers, but still nothing seemed to get through. Simply calling my representative was not enough, so I had to take drastic measures – I fucked his wife. It just seemed like the most effective way to get his attention, and I must say: It worked.

I had been friends with Melanie, the wife of my local representative, for years before we finally sl ept together. She would always flirt with me whenever we hung out, but I always refrained from making a move because that would be disrespectful to my representative and also to the institution of marriage.

However, the day before the House passed the American Health Care Act, I tried calling my representative hundreds of times. He needed to hear that he would lose his constituency should he vote in favor of replacing Obamacare with what is essentially a death warrant for the most vulnerable people in our country. But I couldn’t get through to him. His line was busy, and I got the sense that even if I did reach him, his conscience would not be moved.

So I did what any good citizen would do who wants to make a statement: I went ahead and fucked his wife just like we’d both wanted for years now.

Not just anywhere, obviously. I fucked her in their home, which happens to be in the Xth Congressional district of Louisiana – the same district of which I’m a constituent. It’s important to do your civic duty and act local, and that’s exactly what we did.

I never intended to be a homewrecker. But Melanie and I shared pretty intense chemistry for years, and when calling her husband wasn’t enough to make my presence known, I figured what the hell – participating in political life by the rules had failed me, so why not get creative? If Republicans can gerrymander districts, I can certainly fuck the shit out of this guy’s wife, right?

“I just want to let you know I’m not voting for you in the next election,” I told my representative the morning after, as I sat in his open-plan kitchen eating a bowl of Kix and wearing his wife’s shirt. “I hope you live a long life full of regret. Anyway, see you at the polls. Byeeeeeeee!”

Melanie learned a lot from that experience. And so did her husband.

I’m not sure my representative cared, because he still voted for the bill and also because he’d already been cheating on his wife every single time he went to D.C. But I don’t feel discouraged about the way things turned out. Every small thing we do to make our politicians notice us should be celebrated even if it doesn’t change everything. We can all make a little difference here and there. If that means fucking the shit out of your representative’s wife of 18 years, then don’t be afraid to take up the cause.

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 12, 2017, 04:44:33 AM
Let's see if I got this straight:

Trump fires Comey, the guy who everyone maintains (with good reason) is responsible for Trump being president - for doing the stuff that got Trump the presidency?????????


Pretty much. However, there is a new development...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on May 12, 2017, 06:03:15 PM
Quick summary about the nowadays Whitehouse ...

Let's hope it ends in a lobotomy.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BZjA0OWVhOTAtYWQxNi00YzNhLWI4ZjYtNjFjZTEyYjJlNDVlL2ltYWdlL2ltYWdlXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMTQxNzMzNDI@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,672,1000_AL_.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on May 13, 2017, 01:24:11 AM
So true.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on May 14, 2017, 02:41:07 AM
A recent Quinnipiac poll asked respondents to describe Donald Trump in one word.

Here's a "word cloud" I made using the most common responses:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 14, 2017, 11:49:24 PM
Happy Mother's Day.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on May 17, 2017, 12:33:48 AM
Where's Sean Spicer?

(yes, this is a thing, after he tried to get away from the press by hiding in bushes. Make your own cut out, and put it in your garden. Or someone else's garden....)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 17, 2017, 01:55:27 AM

Where's Sean Spicer?

If he had any sense, he'd be brushing up his resume...but as someone who knows about these sort of things said:

“You don’t find people who mentioned they worked at the Nixon White House unless they were high enough and conspicuous and had to admit it...Anybody who is there now, if they’re anywhere close to the problems, they’re probably going to need an attorney, and it’s going to get expensive...I think a lot of people are going to get hurt.”

-- John Dean, former White House counsel to Richard Nixon.

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on May 17, 2017, 11:39:00 AM
Where's Sean Spicer?

(yes, this is a thing, after he tried to get away from the press by hiding in bushes. Make your own cut out, and put it in your garden. Or someone else's garden....)

NOT FUNNY AT ALL.

At first glance I thought this are cannabis plants. Then I realized, they are not - compared them with pictures in Wikipedia ...
Then the idea struck me everybody remembers in his better days Baghdad Sean (Alias: Chemical Spicey) was the white house easter bunny. Now Easter isn't that long ago, I'd asume he was searching for the lost easter eggs that didn't got found back then ...
Makes perfectly sense to me AND NOT FUNNY AT ALL because it has a serious reasoning.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 18, 2017, 04:08:28 AM
He went in front of the Coast Guard commencement audience and whined about how badly he's being treated "especially by the media." (https://www.youtube.com/v/I5yD_CeC5z8&rel=0) The media is reporting on the bullshit you do on a daily basis, you jackass! If you stop doing it, they'll have nothing to talk about!

And for you to say that no president has ever been treated this badly is an insult to presidents like the one you hounded for eight years because he was black -- not to talk of actual presidents who got killed on the job like Lincoln, Garfield and Kennedy. And none of them were flying to their private club every weekend to play golf at the taxpayers' expense either.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 19, 2017, 02:03:54 AM
I am beginning to think that when he said, "You're gonna win so much you're gonna be tired of winning", I think his addled brain meant whining, not winning.

"At this point I don’t think it matters what Trump does, because he seems to have a pathological aversion to taking responsibility for anything. Instead, he just whines, puts the blame on others, and plays the victim. For example he recently talked about how persecuted he was by the media. Yeah, forget the actual criticisms they have, just focus on how they’re mean to him, and Trump is such a victim…

You’d think his supporters would see this, considering they always accuse liberals of playing the victim. Instead, they just eat it up. If you look at pro-Trump videos you will almost always see a comment that says: “Trump would be doing great, it’s just that the media is out to get him and attacks anything he does.”

I didn’t realize it was the media that made Trump break his campaign promises, be the biggest hypocrite on the face of the Earth, and act like an incompetent buffoon. I thought it was Trump who did that. But it seems like the Trump supporters who always talk about “taking personal responsibility” and not blaming your situation on others, can’t apply their own logic to their dear leader."
(https://www.youtube.com/v/fG1LqU8Nq1A&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on May 19, 2017, 02:42:07 AM
"Look at the way I’ve been treated lately. Especially by the media. No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly." - Donald Trump
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 19, 2017, 03:09:11 AM
The last three paragraphs make me realize just how steep the hill of stupidity these people labor under:


BBC: "Historians suggest 'more unfairly' treated politicians than Trump"

US President Donald Trump is being told off by historians on Twitter after stating that his treatment by critics was worse than anything any other politician has faced.

In an address to a US Coast Guard graduating class in Connecticut on Wednesday, Mr Trump said: "No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly."

The comments follow accusations Mr Trump asked former FBI director James Comey to drop an inquiry into links between ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russia.

The president's supporters maintain there is no proof or evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia and the media has been biased against him.

Some historians were quick to qualify the president's remark, providing case studies of leaders who they say had it worse.

BBC history presenter Dan Snow posted a thread of tweets shared thousands of times in which he outlined the gruesome demise of several figures, including Emperor Valerian, Oliver Cromwell, Patrice Lumumba, and Edward II.

Users who commented on the thread also shared images of other influential personalities they believe had suffered more, including Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Malcolm X among others.

Tweeting Mr Trump's quote, historian Tom Holland added: "Take that, Cleopatra!"

Greg Jenner, best known for his BBC series Horrible Histories, also tweeted: "Sir Arthur Aston had his brains beaten out of his skull with his own wooden leg."

Writer Jelani Cobb, formerly an associate professor of history, highlighted Nicolae Ceaușescu - a Romanian politician who was executed alongside his wife in 1989. Commenting on Mr Trump's address, Cobb continued: "Imagining this as a theatre act with a foldaway cross he mounts and uses as a podium and ketchup stigmata."

And a professor of history and African American Studies at Princeton University altered the president's line to read: "No politician in history is worse than me."

Meanwhile, others drew attention to previous US leaders who had either been shot or assassinated, as well as previous president Barack Obama who was subject to the "birther" conspiracy of which Trump was a proponent.

In July 2016, a non-partisan petition labelled Historians Against Trump with nearly 1,000 signatories said: "The lessons of history compel us to speak out against Trump."

But some came to the president's defence and agree that he "has been treated unfairly" by the mainstream media which have not reported "his accomplishments".

"Trump is right as far as I know," another added.

"I [have] never seen such hatred against a president. They are not capable of reporting facts. Just propaganda for the Democrats," one user elaborated.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 21, 2017, 06:31:07 PM
For there is none so blind as he who would not see.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on May 22, 2017, 03:04:37 PM
Mind you?

(http://images.dailykos.com/images/224064/large/mordor.jpeg?1457979453)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on May 23, 2017, 12:06:11 AM
Mind you?


You did see that ceremony he was at?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 23, 2017, 05:40:37 AM
Where's Barbra Streisand to sing "Send In The Clowns" when you need her?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on May 23, 2017, 08:38:57 AM
Mind you?


You did see that ceremony he was at?

Now I remember where I saw these lighting conditions before:

https://www.youtube.com/v/watch?v=kbIAS6_Y1NQ

This was the most annoying German commercial at the beginning of this millenium.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: CarlTL on May 23, 2017, 04:46:36 PM
Mind you?


You did see that ceremony he was at?

It seems others have nearly the same idea
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 24, 2017, 04:00:40 AM
Mind you?


You did see that ceremony he was at?

It seems others have nearly the same idea

We might get lucky, and that orb has "Freaky Friday" properties, and we end up with Saruman as President. It'd be an improvement.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on May 24, 2017, 07:14:34 AM
Mind you?


You did see that ceremony he was at?

It seems others have nearly the same idea

We might get lucky, and that orb has "Freaky Friday" properties, and we end up with Saruman as President. It'd be an improvement.

True. His Orcs he used for fighting his battles get more of my sympathy, while Trumpel has Steve Bannon and that guy that developed the muslim ban. And Orcs are easier to fight than those stubborn extremist right ideologists around Trumpel.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 24, 2017, 07:20:28 AM

True. His Orcs he used for fighting his battles get more of my sympathy, while Trumpel has Steve Bannon and that guy that developed the muslim ban.
Steve Miller, he of the "white power" gang sign thrown on public TV.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 25, 2017, 05:08:12 AM
New York Magazine: "It Is With a Heavy Heart That I Must Announce That Former White House Photographer Pete Souza Is at It Again", by Madison Malone Kircher

"Since February, former White House photographer — he spent eight years documenting the ObamasPete Souza has used his Instagram presence to relive the years he spent with his lens focused on the Oval Office. And, in the process, has used his Instagram presence to throw a fair bit of shade at Donald Trump and the current administration. (Frankly, at this point, his behavior has moved past shady, jumped over passive-aggressive, and landed squarely in blatantly mocking territory.) Today was no exception. Following a series of clips that appeared to show Melania Trump swatting away and evading her husband’s attempts to hold her hand, Souza shared a photo of Barack and Michelle Obama. Holding hands, naturally.
 (https://www.instagram.com/p/BUcFvT-l6Er/)


Pete. Thanks."
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 26, 2017, 02:42:28 AM
Plus, most if not all of such people don't even own a passport...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on May 27, 2017, 12:39:54 AM
The photo of the Trumps with Pope Francis - you know, the one with a goofily grinning Trump and His Holiness (with what has actually been described as his normal 'resting face') looking like he'd rather be having a colonoscopy has become another image meme.

People have been adding everything from the twins from The Shining to Darth Vader to Sean Spicer hiding behind the chair.

But my favorite one is this:

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on May 27, 2017, 07:44:35 PM
The photo of the Trumps with Pope Francis - you know, the one with a goofily grinning Trump and His Holiness (with what has actually been described as his normal 'resting face') looking like he'd rather be having a colonoscopy has become another image meme.

People have been adding everything from the twins from The Shining to Darth Vader to Sean Spicer hiding behind the chair.

But my favorite one is this:

He's not even showing respect to the pope: https://t.co/VyGOnba8RD

His wife won't let him. The Pope neither.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 28, 2017, 11:48:54 PM
The photo of the Trumps with Pope Francis - you know, the one with a goofily grinning Trump and His Holiness (with what has actually been described as his normal 'resting face') looking like he'd rather be having a colonoscopy has become another image meme.

People have been adding everything from the twins from The Shining to Darth Vader to Sean Spicer hiding behind the chair.

But my favorite one is this:

That is pretty harsh! Still funny, but harsh!



He's not even showing respect to the pope: https://t.co/VyGOnba8RD

His wife won't let him. The Pope neither.

FYI: that's a snippet from a video created by the staff of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live...but again, quite Funny!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 28, 2017, 11:54:28 PM
A couple of days ago, there was news of someone high up in the White House who was under investigation for his collusion with the Russians. Now, it seems, we know who it is.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: NotElvis on May 30, 2017, 01:30:13 AM
Ok, I really like Joe Biden, but obviously, there was a point when he was known for gaffes.

So, this was one of my favorites....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on May 30, 2017, 06:29:58 AM
Father's Day too
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on June 02, 2017, 01:10:58 AM
A corporate lawyer in Mexico that although that country's Institute of Industrial Property has granted Trump's company trademarks on his name in many business sectors, there was one particular item that wasn't covered.

Antonio Battaglia is introducing "Trump" brand toilet paper, marketed under the slogans "Softness without borders" and "This is the wall that, yes, we will pay for."

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 02, 2017, 01:53:10 AM
¡Viva Mexico!

Meanwhile, back at home, the cover of the current issue of MAD Magazine:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on June 02, 2017, 02:32:49 PM
From a Tweet of J.K. Rowling:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DBTA5CkXgAAuJ2F.jpg


She is enjoying German press ...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on June 04, 2017, 12:40:58 AM
 :-\
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on June 04, 2017, 04:26:05 AM
:-\

Still beating that dead horse, I see......
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on June 04, 2017, 05:25:29 AM
:-\

Still beating that dead horse, I see......

Geez, so quick to defend. Saw her in multiple appearances recently bringing it up so...... Thought it was funny...

Still can't laugh at your own side is what I see.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on June 04, 2017, 08:42:22 AM
:-\

Still beating that dead horse, I see......

Seems she's still a threat to Trumpel.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 05, 2017, 05:07:52 AM
She did a great job at the Super Bowl half-time show!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on June 05, 2017, 10:50:15 AM
She did a great job at the Super Bowl half-time show!

Damn sexy .... LOL.

Would you like to see the pic with the Trumpel head attached?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on June 07, 2017, 03:22:10 AM
What if instead of Twitter, he used the official format for press releases?

http://twitter.com/RealPressSecBot/
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 13, 2017, 08:39:49 PM
At last, a well-qualified appointee from the current occupant of the White House!

The Babylon Bee: "Trump Selects McGruff The Crime Dog As FBI Director"
Finally selecting James Comey’s replacement as head of the department, President Donald Trump named McGruff the Crime Dog as FBI Director Wednesday morning.

The large, cuddly, anthropomorphic canine detective was announced as Comey’s replacement at a White House press conference.

“McGruff is a real nasty dog—just the kind of guy we need to help drain the swamp in Washington,”
Trump told reporters. “Plus, he’s a big stuffed animal, so he won’t be investigating any of my alleged ties to Russia.”

“He’ll be taking a bite out of crime, believe me. The biggest bites around. I take big bites too. The best, really,”
Trump added.

Taking his place behind the microphone, McGruff gave a short speech, saying, “All crime needs is a chance. Don’t give it a chance,” before President Trump gave him a pat on the head and mouthed, “That’s a good boy.”
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on June 13, 2017, 09:22:53 PM
At last, a well-qualified appointee from the current occupant of the White House!

The Babylon Bee: "Trump Selects McGruff The Crime Dog As FBI Director"
Finally selecting James Comey’s replacement as head of the department, President Donald Trump named McGruff the Crime Dog as FBI Director Wednesday morning.

The large, cuddly, anthropomorphic canine detective was announced as Comey’s replacement at a White House press conference.

“McGruff is a real nasty dog—just the kind of guy we need to help drain the swamp in Washington,”
Trump told reporters. “Plus, he’s a big stuffed animal, so he won’t be investigating any of my alleged ties to Russia.”

“He’ll be taking a bite out of crime, believe me. The biggest bites around. I take big bites too. The best, really,”
Trump added.

Taking his place behind the microphone, McGruff gave a short speech, saying, “All crime needs is a chance. Don’t give it a chance,” before President Trump gave him a pat on the head and mouthed, “That’s a good boy.”

Sean Spicer, where is Sean Spicer when you need hin?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on June 14, 2017, 02:52:36 AM
"Sean Spicer, where is Sean Spicer when you need hin?"

Just off camera, with a scooper and plastic bag.....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 14, 2017, 03:01:44 AM
...hiding in the bushes, er, I mean, among the bushes.

Even Chemical Ali is looking at this and saying, "Damn, Sean, I thought I was bad at lying through my teeth on behalf of an authoritarian boss, but you take the cake..."
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on June 14, 2017, 02:45:41 PM
How about the big Trumpel wall that still can be seen from Mars and Venus ...?
Certainly a construction that will have glorious times. How can people not bow to so much cleverness and allmighty intelligence of its inventor, especially when it will seperate the Big Bend National Park in Texas.

Come on, this wall is so great that you can ejaculate the whole day just because thinking of its greatness!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on June 15, 2017, 01:51:07 AM
The NY Daily News is running a serial that imagines Mike Pence leading a coup to remove Trump from office via the 25th Amendment.

http://interactive.nydailynews.com/fiction/coup/

COUP! A Political Satire
by "Deep State" with Gersh Kuntzman

"Mike Pence and a skeet-shooting pothead, Rick Perry's dance leotard, a waterboard and Ivanka save America from Donald Trump."

Quote

Wilhelm! What the hell is keeping you?” Wilhelm finally arrived with a copy of the Constitution. "I’m sorry that took so long, sir. It seems the President removed all the history books from the vice president’s study. The only books in there are ’The Art of the Deal,’ ’The Art of the Comeback’ and ’The Best Golf Advice I Ever Received’ in multiple copies grouped by language."

"He’s using my study as a bookstore?" Pence wondered.

"He even has 50 copies of ’The America We Deserve’ translated into Russian," Wilhelm said, handing over the pocket-sized Constitution.

Pence skipped over the flowery parts but something that caught his eye in Article II, Section 6: "In Case of the Removal of the President from Office" for "inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office."

"Inability to discharge the powers and duties...?" Pence muttered. "I wonder who gets to decide that?"

"You do, Mr. Vice President, thanks to the 25th Amendment," Wilhelm said.

Pence stood up quickly.

"Twenty-fifth?" Pence yelled. "Did you say ’25th’?! "That’s what Biden was blinking to me! Twenty-five! Joe F’ing Biden.""

"What do you mean, sir?" Wilhelm said.

...

There it was again: Two quick, three slow and five quick.

There could be no mistaking it. Biden was signaling Pence in Morse Code. The outgoing vice president knew the famous dot-and-dash code from his days on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, whose Democratic members used it to signal each other when they were dismayed or frustrated with the Republicans.

"Dot dash dash, dash, dot dot dash dot," he would blink at Chris Dodd whenever Jesse Helms opened his flabby mouth.

WTF, indeed.

Pence also knew Morse Code, but he had no idea why Joe Biden would be blinking "25" at him. For all he knew it was the security code to some locked drawer in the vice president’s office where Biden had left him a bottle of Scotch. After all, Pence never drank in public without his wife, but a little office nip wasn’t going to break any rules...

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 15, 2017, 08:58:52 AM
Quote


Pence skipped over the flowery parts but something that caught his eye in Article II, Section 6: "In Case of the Removal of the President from Office" for "inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office."

"Inability to discharge the powers and duties...?" Pence muttered. "I wonder who gets to decide that?"

"You do, Mr. Vice President, thanks to the 25th Amendment," Wilhelm said.

Pence stood up quickly.

"Twenty-fifth?" Pence yelled. "Did you say ’25th’?! "That’s what Biden was blinking to me! Twenty-five! Joe F’ing Biden.""

"What do you mean, sir?" Wilhelm said.

...

There it was again: Two quick, three slow and five quick.

There could be no mistaking it. Biden was signaling Pence in Morse Code. The outgoing vice president knew the famous dot-and-dash code from his days on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, whose Democratic members used it to signal each other when they were dismayed or frustrated with the Republicans.

"Dot dash dash, dash, dot dot dash dot," he would blink at Chris Dodd whenever Jesse Helms opened his flabby mouth.

WTF, indeed.

Pence also knew Morse Code, but he had no idea why Joe Biden would be blinking "25" at him. For all he knew it was the security code to some locked drawer in the vice president’s office where Biden had left him a bottle of Scotch.


That is genuinely funny stuff!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on June 16, 2017, 12:26:20 AM
Wait til you get to the latest chapters, where Trump tries to reassert his authority......
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on June 17, 2017, 01:47:57 AM
'Round and round the cauldron go....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 19, 2017, 02:34:33 AM
Metro: "Hillary Clinton's campaign Twitter is back — and it's trolling Trump " (http://www.metro.us/news/politics/hillary-clinton-twitter-trolling-trump)
"President Trump's been asking for it.

As the investigation into his Russian ties expanded this week — and he himself confirmed that he was officially under FBI investigation — Trump took to Twitter and revived one of his favorite complaints: That he was being treated unfairly while "Crooked Hillary" Clinton was escaping scrutiny for various, often imaginary, misdeeds....

Hillary Clinton — or, more likely, one of her close associates — is not taking this lying down. A Twitter account used by her campaign has revived after seven months of inactivity, and it's trolling Trump hardcore. To the above tweets, the account responded with a meme from Ferris Bueller's Day Off:"
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 21, 2017, 05:19:47 AM
The Onion: "Panicking Mitch McConnell Shoves Entire Senate Healthcare Bill Into Mouth As Democrat Walks Past" (http://trib.al/c7rQXUn)

WASHINGTON—Quickly crumpling up all 500 pages of the legislation upon hearing footsteps in the hallway, sources reported Tuesday that a panicked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell shoved the entire Senate healthcare bill in his mouth as a Democratic senator walked past. According to witnesses, McConnell became visibly flustered upon realizing there was no place to hide from the Democratic colleague approaching his doorway and began ripping wads of documents from a binder and cramming them through his open jaws as rapidly as possible. Asked about the location of an upcoming meeting, McConnell, cheeks distended to many times their original size, reportedly grunted several times and gestured toward a nearby conference room. At press time, McConnell had spit out the massive clump of saliva-coated, half-chewed papers, which, while largely illegible, would reportedly insure 10 million more people than the original.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on June 22, 2017, 10:40:05 PM
WAIT A MINUTE!! FINALLY!

Actual Video of COLLUSION between POTUS and RUSSIAN GOV. AGENT!!!

MUST WATCH VIDEO (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mgQaFlo_p8)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 30, 2017, 05:00:18 PM
McSweeney's: "I Only Protested the Affordable Care Act Because the President Was Black. Please Don’t Take Away My Health Insurance" (https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/i-only-protested-the-affordable-care-act-because-the-president-was-black-please-dont-take-away-my-health-insurance)

Quote

Back in 2009, when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was being debated in Congress, I was fuming with anger. How could I, a fiscal conservative, support a program that would drive down my insurance costs and cover my chi1d’s preexisting condition? It clearly was a flawed bill that would ruin small businesses.

I nearly boiled over for eight years, and rightly so. But now that President Obama has finally left office, and the Republicans want to take away my health insurance options and increase my premiums, I just want to be up front about something.

It was never about the taxes. It was always about the president’s Blackness. It was super related to his race. Arguably, completely and wholly tied to race, alright? And now that the president is normal again, I’d be very grateful to be able to enjoy this health insurance and all these patient protections that have saved my small business and my chi1d’s life. So please, don’t repeal the Affordable Care Act...

As a side note, whoever came up with the idea of tarnishing a reasonable, middle-class solution by attaching President Obama’s name and face to it did a great job. Totally got me. But manipulating me through my deep-seated tribalism isn’t a good enough reason why my 24-year-old bartender son deserves to lose his health insurance, is it? I mean, it was probably why he became a bartender, but that’s beside the point. Isn’t it?

In conclusion, I am sorry to everybody who I hurt complaining about death panels in 2009, the website rollout in 2013, and the corporate deep state in 2016. My bad. But can’t we just keep all of these solutions now that the Black person who came up with them is gone? I “hope” so.

And yes, I still firmly believe Hillarycare would have been a disaster for the economy.


Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on June 30, 2017, 07:52:14 PM
Could not be more accurate.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on July 01, 2017, 12:36:55 AM
It's so easy to make fun of Trump... Too bad he's too dumb to understand....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 03, 2017, 05:03:49 PM
An oldie but a goodie.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on July 03, 2017, 06:25:39 PM
An oldie but a goodie.

GWB was gold compared to the mudslinger skunk weasel occupant that is now there.

And I'm now sure evolution had two paths from bacteria to human. The other one was that Amoeba grew a spine and yellow hair.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 03, 2017, 07:38:26 PM

GWB was gold compared to the mudslinger skunk weasel occupant that is now there.


As incompetent as GWB largely was, he could rarely be accused of being anything but a decent human being. Look at his words after 9/11 assuring Muslim Americans that we were not at war with Muslims/Islam as just one example.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on July 03, 2017, 10:51:09 PM

GWB was gold compared to the mudslinger skunk weasel occupant that is now there.


As incompetent as GWB largely was, he could rarely be accused of being anything but a decent human being. Look at his words after 9/11 assuring Muslim Americans that we were not at war with Muslims/Islam as just one example.

Yet he took the US to war based on lies that he knew were made up allegations in order to persuade the country. Hundreds of thousands of people have died as a result - all for the benefit of the MIC, big oil, big banks, etc.

GWB was not and is not a decent human being for that reason alone.

If his "political, professional, get in front of a camera" words convinced you to think otherwise, then that gullibility falls in line with this thread - Funny Politics.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on July 03, 2017, 11:13:43 PM
Still better than Trump.

At least Dubya knew how to conduct himself in a manner appropriate to the dignity of the office.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on July 04, 2017, 12:48:17 PM
Still better than Trump.

At least Dubya knew how to conduct himself in a manner appropriate to the dignity of the office.

Well as much it hurts to admit that GWB who has feigned reasons for starting US gulf war II as did his father short sighted started US gulf war I, isn't the worst US president ever. He was responsible for ten thousands that died in the gulf war II and after that, but Trumpel has clearly the potential (and we will see it happen if he makes it for 10 years) to be responsible for the death of millions along with with asking to murder US citizens within the US by beating them to death because they disturbed him a few times too much.

In addition he tries to undermine democracy.

So again it hurts to admit that GWB wasn't worser than Trumpel, but that's a simple fact.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on July 04, 2017, 08:00:51 PM
Still better than Trump.

At least Dubya knew how to conduct himself in a manner appropriate to the dignity of the office.

Okay so to recap:

illegal unconstitutional wars = okay
not acting professional 24/7 = bad

Gotcha.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on July 05, 2017, 01:50:52 AM
I am NOT making this up.

Kris Kobach refuses to comply with Kris Kobach's request. (http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article159113369.html)

Back in May, if you were paying attention, Trump appointed Kansas' Secretary of State Kris Kobach to head a commission to investigate the allegations of voter fraud in the past election.

Well, last week, Kobach sent a request to the states for voter information. The names, addresses, date of birth, party affiliation, and last four digits of their Social Security numbers (among other info) for all registered voters. Many states immediately protested, saying they could not by their own state laws comply with this request. Others pointed out quite rightly that the database the federal government was using wasn't secure, and was too weak to properly identify duplicate registrations (it didn't account for middle names, or "Sr." and "Jr.", among other problems). Others noted that the only reason you could want party affiliation was if you were looking to suppress votes of the "wrong" party.

Last time I checked, something like 40 of the 50 states said they weren't going to comply with the request, for the various reasons cited above.

Including Kansas, where Kris Kobach is still the Secretary of State, and in charge of that state's voter rolls. He wont' comply with his own request because "the Social Security Number is not publicly available". He'll provide the rest of the information, though.

But still......

 ;D ;D ;D



Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 05, 2017, 06:05:50 AM

Last time I checked, something like 40 of the 50 states said they weren't going to comply with the request, for the various reasons cited above.


Some of the responses have been quite hilarious. For instance, when Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington (who is a Democrat) saw the (attached) official response to this idiotic request from the Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann (who is a Republican), he tweeted "I believe this is an excellent response to the administration’s request, though I’d strongly suggest they jump in Lake Washington."

Gotta love the bipartisanship.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on July 05, 2017, 07:45:34 PM
CNN in one week:

"Russia is a big nothing burger"
"Russia is for ratings"
"Kellyanne looks like she got hit with a shovel!"

*Threats to blackmail*

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on July 05, 2017, 10:46:48 PM
CNN in one week:

"Russia is a big nothing burger"
"Russia is for ratings"
"Kellyanne looks like she got hit with a shovel!"

*Threats to blackmail*

So now you also call for action to murder CNN staff? I mean untrained people attacked with Judo or whatever this fight sport is you display that kicks a head with feet can get killed. Unbelievable what manners you display here!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on July 06, 2017, 02:36:15 AM
And of course, it was TOTALLY BEYOND THE PALE for a production of Julius Caesar to encourage violence by having the title character look like the president....

Anyway, with regards to the Declaration of Independence.....

NPR tweeted the entire text on the 4th. Needless to say, some Trump supporters took exception to it.

Declaration of Independence: "It is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government..."
Twitter user: "So, NPR is calling for revolution...."

Declaration:  "A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people."
Twitter user: "Please stop. This is not the right place."

Other comments by people who didn't get it:
"Propaganda is that all you know how? Try supporting a man who wants to do something about the Injustice in this country #drainingtheswamp"
"Literally no one is going to read 5000 tweets about this trash." (It only took 113)
"Glad you are being defunded. You have never been balanced on your show."
"Are you drunk? Your silly tweets make your state of mind questionable."

Well....

Maybe they were expecting the GOP's amended version, as shared by Brian Dickerson of the Detroit Free Press:

"When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people PARTY to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another THE OTHER PARTY and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal SUPERIOR station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God BIGGEST ELECTORAL VICTORY EVER (IF YOU DON’T COUNT THE FRAUDULENT VOTES) entitles them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind DEMANDS OF CABLE NEWS requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation ISSUE A STATEMENT, IDEALLY BEFORE THE PRESIDENT TWEETS SOMETHING DIFFERENT FROM WHAT WE AGREED ON."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/nation-now/2017/07/05/republicans-repeal-and-replace-declaration-independence-trumps-america-brian-dickerson-column/449765001/

What do you think about that, Mr. President? Anything to say? Mr. President? Mr. President???

(http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/5fumChF0Skg/mqdefault.jpg) (http://youtube.com/v/5fumChF0Skg)

Your limo is over there, sir....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on July 06, 2017, 04:04:27 AM
And of course, it was TOTALLY BEYOND THE PALE for a production of Julius Caesar to encourage violence by having the title character look like the president....

And yet people like andrat did NOT condemn it in any way and now are taking silly jokes as a call for murder.  :-\
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on July 06, 2017, 09:35:36 PM
Here's a collection of some good ones.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on July 08, 2017, 12:29:47 AM
Well, you know..... the reason that deal worked was because Trump's chief opponent in the general election put together the package of tough sanctions that forced Iran to cry "Uncle!" and head to the negotiating table. You know, the Secretary of State whose enemies / opponents always wanted to know what she accomplished as SecState?

Do you think she'd be better at handling the current situation than Trump?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on July 09, 2017, 02:02:05 AM
Whenever its a negative Hillary comment, hear the usual...

"Shes not the president!"
"Why are you still talking about her! Shes not the President!"
"This is irrelevant! Shes not the president!"
"...dead horse!"
"Leave her alone!"

Whenever its a positive Hillary comment, .... well, everything seems to be smooth as can be. Its the best.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on July 09, 2017, 02:03:26 AM
Now take this!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on July 09, 2017, 10:00:42 PM
OK, I don't like Merkel.

But I think this picture comes down, to: OMG, what an idiot!
(http://media.zenfs.com/de_DE/News/contentfleet/wenn-eine-geste-alles-sagt-darum-wird-angela-merkel-beim-g20-im-netz-gefeiert-112643.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on July 14, 2017, 12:49:42 AM
You know, maybe it's a good thing that Trump & Co keep holding up papers for the camera. That way, we can keep making fun of them....

http://wonkette.com/620170/kellyanne-conway-you-are-no-bob-dylan-or-even-the-inxs-guy-rip
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 14, 2017, 05:30:08 AM
She has been keeping real quiet lately. Remorse?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on July 15, 2017, 12:58:49 AM
Oh, the hypocrisy.....

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 15, 2017, 03:28:11 PM
Much ado about...something.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on July 16, 2017, 03:54:57 AM
So, you know that "Election Integrity" Commission the WH set up to collect voter data from the states so that they could make sure there was no voter fraud and that they'd no way, no how use that information to suppress the votes of anyone they didn't like, no siree!

Well, they asked the public for comments..... They published a bunch two days ago:

"you are all about voter suppression to rig elections.  you are evil. pray there is no hell." - soibangla

"Hi, I voted in all 50 states. Just wanted you to know." - Beau

---

“Dear Mr. Kobach…

I have watched your activities in Kansas trying to suppress voters on the basis of fraudulent claims of massive voter fraud for which there is absolutely no evidence. Your new agency is preparing, it seems, to rig elections. You, sir, are the fraud and neither you nor our President are to be trusted.

Mr. Trump’s claims that millions of fraudulent votes were cast against him is the ravings of an egomaniac who can’t stand to lose.

I hope and pray that you fail.” - Fr. Antony Hughes

---

“Just because P. Trump’s ego can’t stand losing the popular vote, it doesn’t mean the whole country should suffer.” - Diane Kroeze

“I wholeheartedly support California’s decision not to send you the voter data you requested. Your lack of integrity and refusal to acknowledge basic facts undermines our democracy.”—Bob Worobec

“I pay the government a boat load of taxes, so you work for me. I think you are doing a terrible job. Explain yourself.”—Diane Hallinen

“Is this where we file complaints about the guy who lost the election but still became president?”—John Butler

Oh, and to make it even more stupid....

In the released collection of responses, the WH neglected to redact names, addresses, and other identifiers... Oopsie!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 16, 2017, 06:13:18 AM

So, you know that "Election Integrity" Commission the WH set up to collect voter data from the states so that they could make sure there was no voter fraud and that they'd no way, no how use that information to suppress the votes of anyone they didn't like, no siree!

Well, they asked the public for comments..... They published a bunch two days ago...

Oh, and to make it even more stupid....

In the released collection of responses, the WH neglected to redact names, addresses, and other identifiers... Oopsie!

Not a bug, but a feature. I mean, what better way to squash dissent, than by letting the citizenry complain on a website, capture their names and home addresses, then distribute those names and addresses to (say) the local branch of the NRA (which in June re-released an ad (https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2017/06/29/nra-spokesperson-proud-controversial-nra-ad-smeared-anti-trump-resistance-movement/217107) basically calling upon their members to cause bodily harm against anyone who doesn't like the current occupant of the White House). I wonder how eager one would be to say anything bad about them thereafter. So I guess now there is a penalty for exercising one’s constitutional right to petition the government for redress of grievances (https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/first_amendment), that penalty being White House collusion in your identity theft -- or worse.

Oh, look. Suddenly our new policy initiative to give oil companies permission to drill in Yellowstone National Park right near an active supervolcano (http://www.cbc.ca/doczone/features/the-zones), for which we solicited feedback from the public, has received a 157% positive rating! Goody goody!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on July 16, 2017, 12:34:24 PM

So, you know that "Election Integrity" Commission the WH set up to collect voter data from the states so that they could make sure there was no voter fraud and that they'd no way, no how use that information to suppress the votes of anyone they didn't like, no siree!

Well, they asked the public for comments..... They published a bunch two days ago...

Oh, and to make it even more stupid....

In the released collection of responses, the WH neglected to redact names, addresses, and other identifiers... Oopsie!

Not a bug, but a feature. I mean, what better way to squash dissent, than by letting the citizenry complain on a website, capture their names and home addresses, then distribute those names and addresses to (say) the local branch of the NRA (which in June re-released an ad (https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2017/06/29/nra-spokesperson-proud-controversial-nra-ad-smeared-anti-trump-resistance-movement/217107) basically calling upon their members to cause bodily harm against anyone who doesn't like the current occupant of the White House). I wonder how eager one would be to say anything bad about them thereafter. So I guess now there is a penalty for exercising one’s constitutional right to petition the government for redress of grievances (https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/first_amendment), that penalty being White House collusion in your identity theft -- or worse.

Oh, look. Suddenly our new policy initiative to give oil companies permission to drill in Yellowstone National Park right near an active supervolcano (http://www.cbc.ca/doczone/features/the-zones), for which we solicited feedback from the public, has received a 157% positive rating! Goody goody!

As I said it's the call to action to murder people who critique Trumpel.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 20, 2017, 04:39:17 AM
Jr., or Gob Bluth from Arrested Development? You decide.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on July 23, 2017, 03:49:50 AM
For the record, did anyone notice that both times when the GOP's attempts at repealing and replacing the ACA failed, Trump was outside playing in a truck?

And this FOX News chyron could serve as a summary of the Trump administration:

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 23, 2017, 05:12:07 AM

For the record, did anyone notice that both times when the GOP's attempts at repealing and replacing the ACA failed, Trump was outside playing in a truck?


And the second time it happened, the VP was standing right beside it. I keep thinking about how long it will be before he drives him and his VP right off the side of the road. It's already a wreck.


And this FOX News chyron could serve as a summary of the Trump administration:


The moral here is: don't screw around with the dynamic graphics team at the television station...they can and will take their revenge on you when you least expect it, and broadcast it to the nation too :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 23, 2017, 05:13:57 AM
To the tune of the same song from Hamilton:

"THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENED" - Randy Rainbow Song Parody" (https://www.youtube.com/v/5h56N_uwS7c&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 23, 2017, 05:23:11 AM
"(Humanity) has unquestionably one really effective weapon -- laughter. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution -- these can lift a colossal humbug -- push it a little -- weaken it a little, century by century, but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand."

-- Mark Twain
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on July 29, 2017, 02:54:31 AM
And the NY Post *loves* Trump and the GOP....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 31, 2017, 09:15:42 PM
In 1975, Queen asked:

"I see a little silhouetto of a man,
Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango? (http://www.youtube.com/v/fJ9rUzIMcZQ&rel=0)"

Apparently, the answer is "no." (http://read.bi/2f2iyRr)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on August 09, 2017, 01:17:19 AM
.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on August 10, 2017, 05:01:42 PM
This fits much better:

(https://daily.spiegel.de/imager/uploads/25687/Cover_10.9.hellgrau_100fc1870bb6c4d79d5823e89293a9f6.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 14, 2017, 04:52:40 AM
:(
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on August 14, 2017, 09:08:15 AM
:(

The ugly people are the bigger threat. And they already exploded in home land.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 15, 2017, 08:29:26 AM
Late Night with Seth Meyers: "Trump's Response to Charlottesville: A Closer Look" (https://www.youtube.com/v/MTxMGfYc3jw&rel=0), on KKK leader David Duke: "Just a reminder: this guy thinks he's a member of a master race, when in fact he's Beavis's rotting corpse."




Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on August 17, 2017, 12:45:30 AM
Bucky probably wishes he could go back to **82**.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on August 22, 2017, 12:09:26 AM
El Presidente tries to stare down the Sun God.

(Yes, he really didn't use glasses)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on August 24, 2017, 09:57:13 PM
Extreme, hyperventilating, meltdown by alt left in 3...2...1...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on August 25, 2017, 01:31:10 AM
So, the Darkness of Trump blocks out a source of brightness and goodness? Trump is a cold, dead object that can only shine by reflecting light?

I think this is more appropriate:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gonZo on August 26, 2017, 07:07:30 PM
Yep, it's always dimmer during an eclipse.  ;)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on August 26, 2017, 07:46:23 PM
Yep, it's always dimmer during an eclipse.  ;)

Well. Alt-Right success were always extremistic nazi propaganda memes. Only thing is ... they have no clue of the real world, why should they know astronimic truths since they believe in fake news all the time anyway. They are dumb as a bucket of shrimp. They even believe their "white" sun can eclipse the "black" moon, that's what the picture is saying ... ha ha ha.
For this kind of dumbness I really feel sorry for them.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on August 27, 2017, 03:50:27 AM
And eclipses are temporary things anyway.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on August 27, 2017, 09:50:05 AM
And eclipses are temporary things anyway.

The one of the apocalyse, too? Germany had 12 years of such an eclipse already and now the promise to not repeat it.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on August 28, 2017, 01:37:30 AM
That hard to take a joke huh? Just dissect the holy hell out of it to give each other smiles!

....  :-X
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: BacE on August 28, 2017, 10:49:14 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on August 29, 2017, 12:15:36 AM
And you can look it up.

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 29, 2017, 03:26:17 AM
Every single member of the Royal Family served. Elizabeth in World War II, her son Andrew in the Falklands, her son Charles in the Royal Navy, her grandsons Wills and Harry in Afghanistan.

Say what you want about them, they do put their money where their mouth is.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: solvegas on August 29, 2017, 04:10:02 AM
And you can look it up.




And how many years has any of the Obama or Clinton families served in the armed forces ? Let's not go there, OK ?  >:(
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on August 29, 2017, 04:25:49 AM
Interesting view ...

https://twitter.com/TheRickyDavila/status/902263388524466177
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on September 05, 2017, 12:17:21 AM
Jokes they're telling in Mexico about Trump

http://extranewsfeed.com/12-americans-walk-into-a-mexican-bar-54ee76848f8a

Allan Isaac went south of the border to collect the best Donald Trump jokes circulating in this country of “rapists and criminals”.

"In fact, just like the Americans who have flocked to this laid-back beach town (Tulum) for the long Labor Day weekend, the natives would prefer to tell jokes about The Donald — some predictable, some sophomoric, many delightfully self-deprecating— than to spend one minute worrying about the man they call “La Broma En Naranja.” The Orange Joke."

Why are Muslims so worried about Trump deporting Mexicans?
Because once you deport Juan you deport Jamal.

Did you hear about the new film starring Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Sheriff Joe Arpaio?
It’s call The Three Ami-Egos.

What do Trump’s hair and a Tulum thong have in common?
They both barely cover the asshole.

What does Donald Trump call four Mexicans in quicksand?
Quatro Sinko.

What is Gringo Donald’s favorite place to shop?
Wall-mart. (Some had the punchline as “A Mexican Wallmart.”)

What did Donald Trump do right before he tried to deport Mexicans?
Made sure his lawns were mowed, his pools were cleaned, and his beds were made.

What did The Donald yell when his Mexican houseboy tried to put out a fire in Trump Tower using the wrong extinguisher?
No way, Hose A!

Why does President Trump like extra cheese on his tacos?
Because it will make a Mexican grate again.

How much money is Donald Trump worth?
Not sure, but El Chapo offered $100 million dollars for his body, dead or alive.

Did you hear that Ivanka Trump is starring in a new Disney film?
It’s called The Snow White Supremacist.

How is Donald Trump going to create a Mexican middle class?
By paying millions of them to cheer at his fake rallies.

Why doesn’t Donald Trump sweat like a Mexican?
Because he has such huuuuge fans!

What’s Donald Trump’s favorite nation?
Discrimination.

Did you hear the joke about Trump and the Mexican wall?
Never mind, you’ll never get over it.

Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and Paul Ryan are on a boat together. They all fall in. Who gets saved?
The Mexicans.

How does Donald Trump plan to deport 12 million illegal immigrants?
Juan by Juan.

Did you hear that Trump just passed the Great American Telephone Act?
It makes it illegal to press 2 for Spanish.

What did Trump say when the Mexican reporter asked him about his tax returns?
Nacho business.

How did the Mexican magician make Donald Trump disappear?
He counted “uno,” “dos,” and on the count of three, POOF, the president disappeared without a tres.

And the biggest joke of all here in Tulum:
“I will build a great, great wall on our southern border and I will make Mexico pay for that wall.” –DJT
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on September 11, 2017, 03:29:21 AM
 :P
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on September 12, 2017, 03:49:23 AM
 :D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on September 13, 2017, 03:10:54 AM
Hillary Clinton's next books (courtesy Wonkette (http://wonkette.com/622799/the-19-books-hillary-clinton-should-write-next)):

1,001 Pictures of My Double Turbo-Fingers

Which Part of “He’s a Russian Puppet” Did You Dipsquats Not Understand?

Suck It: A Guide to the Cocktails I Drink Now That I No Longer Have to Be Polite to Doucheschooners Like Chris Cillizza

Eat It: A Recipe Book of Cookies I Never Baked and Never Fucking Will

Seriously, Go Fuck Yourselves

I Am Coming to Cram Feminism Into All of Your Video Games

A Loser Cries What? How I Learned Everything about Football in One Month So I Could Infiltrate Sean Hannity’s Fantasy League and Spank Him Like the Infant He Is

Also I Can Beat You at Pool

His Go-to Karaoke Song Is Stacey Q’s “Two of Hearts”: All the Intelligence My State Department Gathered on Putin

Any of You Jacksmacks Still Want to Talk about E-Mails?

Have I Mentioned Go Fuck Yourselves? Because Go Fuck Yourselves

Thoughts Had While Staring at Trey Gowdy’s Head for Eleven Hours

Some Excellent Benghazi Questions You Bozos Never Even Thought Of, Presented with Answers, Charts and Footnotes

How Headbands Work: Have None of You Dickwimples Ever Grown out Your Bangs?

Oh, You Wealthy White Suburbanites Would Like a Leader Savvy Enough to Deal with Kim Jong-un Now? Good Luck with That, Pinot Breath

Hillareading the Clues: A Series of Murder Mysteries Set in Washington, DC and Arkansas Just to Fuck with Your Heads

Advanced Maintenance for Your Vintage Harley: You’re Goddamned Right I Can Do That Too

Jesus Christ, Would it Have Killed You to Cover Trump’s Extensive RICO Network for 30 Seconds?

Now That You Have Struck Me Down I Am More Powerful Than You Can Possibly Imagine


By the way, she bought pizza (had it delivered) to people waiting in line to buy her book at the Union Square NYC Barnes & Noble.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 13, 2017, 05:37:57 AM
E! Online: "Ted Cruz's Twitter Account Likes Pornographic Video—and Twitter Has a Field Day"

Watch him pull the "an intern did it" or the "I was hax0rred" line...

"No one cares if you liked a porn clip. But if you’re a puritanical asshat who tried to ban dildos and campaigns on the back of ‘family values,’ then yeah, I’ll point and laugh when you get busted whacking it on 9/11."
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on September 13, 2017, 07:47:07 PM
Save yourself the trouble. Its pretty simple.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 16, 2017, 05:37:41 PM
The New Yorker: Satire from The Borowitz Report: White House Rejects Supremacist Label: “No One Has Done More Than Trump to Prove White People Are Not Superior”

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Upbraiding the ESPN anchor Jemele Hill for calling Donald Trump a “white supremacist,” the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said on Wednesday that “no one has done more than President Trump to prove that white people are not superior.”

“It’s grossly unfair that Ms. Hill sought to portray Donald Trump as an upholder of white supremacy, when everything he says or does directly undermines that whole concept,” Sanders said. “Anyone who thinks that Donald Trump is on some mission to make white people look good hasn’t been paying attention.”

Sanders urged the ESPN anchor to “do her homework” on Trump before making baseless allegations. “Read his tweets,” she said. “Listen to his speeches. If you still think Donald Trump is trying to prove that white people are superior, I tip my hat to you.”

Ending on a personal note, Sanders said that she was “a hundred-per-cent sure” that her boss is not a white supremacist. “Donald Trump cannot even spell the word ‘supremacist,’ ” she said.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on September 16, 2017, 07:19:52 PM
the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said on Wednesday that “no one has done more than President Trump to prove that white people are not superior.”


It's hard to admit but Sarah Huckabee Sanders is absolutely right!

Trumpel showed that white people are dumb, very dumb if others see him as a role model of white people. He's the evidence.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 16, 2017, 08:04:45 PM


It's hard to admit but Sarah Huckabee Sanders is absolutely right!


Just to emphasize: The New Yorker's The Borowitz Report is a satirical column. :)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on September 17, 2017, 11:59:59 AM


It's hard to admit but Sarah Huckabee Sanders is absolutely right!


Just to emphasize: The New Yorker's The Borowitz Report is a satirical column. :)

Damn. It sounded so realistic.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on September 19, 2017, 12:08:47 AM
http://www.instagram.com/p/BZJsZWPle-Q/?taken-by=petesouza
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on September 19, 2017, 01:00:35 AM
^ Who?

If you want to bash Trump, go right ahead, but at least respect the thread topic and make it funny. Here, let me help out a bit....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on September 21, 2017, 12:50:03 AM
OK, I'll give you that. The GIF of Trump throwing a tantrum is great!

Anyway, the link goes to a photo of President Obama meeting with Elton John, who had a hit with the song "Rocket Man", which became Trump's nickname for Kim Jong Un for no apparent reason.

Pete Souza was an official White House photographer in the Obama administration. Now that he's out of that role, he's been sharing many of those photos on his Instagram feed, often in a way that subtly "trolls" Trump. For example, after Trump went to Houston and spoke to a group of SUVs and firetrucks in Corpus Christi TX (https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/8/29/16222404/trump-crowd-hurricane-harvey-victims), Souza responded by sharing photos of Obama meeting with people affected by Sandy and a devastating tornado in Joplin MO.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on September 23, 2017, 01:34:25 AM
Why do they keep making these?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on September 23, 2017, 11:02:57 AM
without words

(https://media.giphy.com/media/9xiamRk47sWDm/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 24, 2017, 09:49:16 PM
Regarding Steph Curry and the current occupant of the White House: a point that many seemingly cannot  (or refuse to) grasp.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 27, 2017, 02:23:11 AM
Science fiction
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on September 27, 2017, 04:10:16 AM
^ BIZARRO TRUMP!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: gonZo on September 27, 2017, 04:09:10 PM
According to traditional "everything backwards" Bizarro rules, Bizarro Donald Trump would be Barack Obama.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on September 30, 2017, 03:41:59 AM
Ya know, it's not like they didn't see Maria coming. There was enough time to get ready to sign orders and load up ships and planes with supplies.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on October 09, 2017, 08:50:53 PM
As a reaction to Senator Corkers tweet:
 "Senator Bob Corker  @SenBobCorker

It's a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning."


On the opposite of adult day care they tell tales like those (unfortunately I can't link to Wikipedia due to protection of minors).
But everyone remember this tale collected by Brothers Grimm:

(T)rumpelstiltskin


I think this should be his new name. it fits.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on October 11, 2017, 03:44:23 AM
And now he's challenged Tillerson to an IQ test-off.

Yeah, right. Better get some crayons ready for Little Donny!

(note the text around the "12+" label in the upper right)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 11, 2017, 05:55:30 PM
And now he's challenged Tillerson to an IQ test-off.

Once again, H. L. Mencken proves to be a prophet.

Quote

The larger the mob, the harder the test. In small areas, before small electorates, a first-rate man occasionally fights his way through, carrying even the mob with him by force of his personality. But when the field is nationwide, and the fight must be waged chiefly at second and third hand, and the force of personality cannot so readily make itself felt, then all the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre -- the man who can most easily adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum.

The Presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

-- "Bayard vs. Lionheart", in the 26 July, 1920, issue of the Baltimore Evening Sun

Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on October 20, 2017, 02:32:45 AM
So according to the Washington Post (https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-offered-a-grieving-military-father-25000-in-a-call-but-didnt-follow-through/2017/10/18/8d4cbc8c-b43a-11e7-be94-fabb0f1e9ffb_story.html?utm_term=.ad71bd2d2424), El Presidente Trump not only called the father of a soldier killed in Afghanistan, but also promised to send the father $25,000. The father expressed frustration that his son had designated Baldridge’s ex-wife as the beneficiary for his military death benefits, about $100,000. Now people say a lot of things when they are emotionally distraught like this, so let's ignore the bit about the money going to his son's ex.

What matters here is that Trump immediately promised to personally send the father $25,000. When Dad got a letter from the White House soon afterwards, he opened it in eager anticipation. Imagine his surprise when it was nothing but a plain condolence letter!

Anyway, once the WaPo story broke, according to CNN (http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/18/politics/donald-trump-personal-check-soldier/index.html), the White House immediately came out and said, "The Check is in The Mail".

Why is this in Funny Politics?

Here's what one of our finest news sources says the check looks like:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on October 25, 2017, 02:08:50 AM
I guess the Trump Acceptance Resistance Disorder is true.

Liberals Love Trumps Tax Plan... When Told Its Bernie Sanders' Plan (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ctz_dHfYfb8)

 :P
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 25, 2017, 02:18:45 AM
More "reporting" from the pen of Alfred E. Neuman:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 28, 2017, 06:27:44 AM
"I'd say that Dobbs was lobbing softballs, but if that interview was any indication, he doesn't have balls...Dobbs was pleasuring Trump so vigorously, that [Vice President] Mike Pence asked mother to change the channel."

-- Stephen Colbert (https://youtu.be/MGtNtCjnGNI)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 28, 2017, 06:31:18 AM
To try and show just how absurdly obsequious and North Korean-media-esque the Lou Dobbs "interview" was:

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: "Stephen's Interview Of Lou Dobb's Interview Of Trump" (https://youtu.be/MGtNtCjnGNI)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 02, 2017, 06:04:47 AM
Very premature, with lots of wishful thinking, but the song is nice.

"From Russia with Love (Mueller Time)" (http://www.youtube.com/v/hEG41O5Y9-k&rel=0)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 04, 2017, 04:02:35 AM
An ex-Twitter employee is now an Internet hero after briefly deactivating the personal Twitter account of the current occupant of the White House. The social media company issued a statement after the account was returned to the site, later adding that a customer support employee had used their last day at the company to deactivate it, and that "we are conducting a full internal review."

Needless to say, it garnered quite a few reactions on the social media site itself, mostly in favor of the anonymous ex-employee.

 
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on November 05, 2017, 04:29:15 AM
El Presidente stopped off in Honolulu (the birthplace of our last president) as the first stop on his Asian tour.

Some residents showed up to welcome him.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 05, 2017, 03:39:52 PM
Another funny (and true) sign read "'Aloha' Also Means 'Goodbye'".
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on November 07, 2017, 11:05:27 PM
 :P
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on November 08, 2017, 03:57:21 AM
Oh man, Carter Page's testimony before the House Intelligence Committee is a laugh riot!

He claims the Steele Dossier made him "radioactive". And because of that "dodgy dossier" (his term), he doesn't feel safe anymore. He can't remember who he met with on his visits to Russia, or even if they really had an actual meeting or just passed each other on the street. He has no fixed abode because of "terrorist threats":

MR. SWALWELL: Where do you currently live?

MR. PAGE: I have - due to the terrorist threats -

MR. SWALWELL: No. Where do you live?

MR. PAGE: I don't have any set address right now.


Apparently, he keeps crashing on people's couches - but he can't remember any of their names.

He went to Russia in December of last year, and may or may not have stopped off in London on the way there or on the way back - he doesn't remember. But whatever the case, he certainly didn't meet with any Russians there!

Then Rep. Adam Schiff asked him about a trip to Brussels, and Page answered about a trip to Budapest. When pressed, he can't remember where he stayed (in Budapest, not Brussels), or what he talked about with the officials he met there.

Then more whining about death threats and the like.

Seriously, read some excerpts. It's nuts.

http://wonkette.com/625405/lets-read-carter-pages-batshit-testimony-together-while-wonkette-liveblogs-it

The President's reaction:
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on November 09, 2017, 01:40:36 AM
 :-X
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on November 15, 2017, 03:42:14 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/fIHZy2R.gif)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on November 16, 2017, 02:30:59 AM
Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III either has a terrible memory, or he's a terrible liar. Either way, can we really rely on him as Attorney General?
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 16, 2017, 07:43:15 AM
Well...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on November 17, 2017, 02:27:20 AM
Vote Democrat! (Not a real ad - as far as I can tell)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on November 24, 2017, 06:01:33 AM
Hope you all had an enjoyable turkey day.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on December 02, 2017, 05:22:50 AM
Too true.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on December 09, 2017, 03:02:34 AM
Watch as a dude from Jimmy Kimmel Live takes the mick out of some Alabama hicks:

Jimmy Kimmel Live: "Jake Byrd at Roy Moore Rally in Alabama" (https://www.youtube.com/embed/zfyEhAc7K_I)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on December 13, 2017, 12:47:20 AM
This is Ted Crockett. He is on Roy Moore's campaign. Recently on CNN, Jake Tapper asked him about his candidate's views on why "Moosleems" shouldn't be allowed to serve in Congress. The attached video shows the last part of their exchange:

Tapper: "Judge Moore has also said that he doesn't think a Muslim member of Congress should be allowed to be in Congress. Why? Under what provision of the Constitution?"

Crockett: "Because you have to swear on the Bible -- when you are before -- I had to do it. I'm an elected official, three terms, I had to swear on a Bible. You have to swear on a Bible to be an elected official in the United States of America. He alleges that a Muslim cannot do that, ethically, swearing on the Bible."

Tapper: "You don't actually have to swear on a Christian bible, you can swear on anything, really. I don't know if you knew that. You can swear on a Jewish Bible."

Crockett: "Oh no. I swore on the Bible. I've done it three times."

Tapper: "I'm sure you have, I'm sure you've picked a Bible but the law is not that you have to swear on a Christian Bible. That is not the law. (http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/tocs/a6_3.html) You don't know that? All right. Ted Crockett with the Moore --

Crockett: "I don't know. I know that Donald Trump did it when he -- when we made him President."

Tapper: "Because he's Christian and he picked it. That's what he wanted to swear in on. Ted Crockett with the Moore campaign. Good luck tonight!..."



When you look up the term "slack-jawed yokel", this is the picture you find there.

(http://forum.bearchive.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=9982211.0;attach=701490;image)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on December 19, 2017, 01:33:51 AM
So the Centers for Disease Control was given a diktat that it could no longer use certain words and terms in their budget proposals. Specifically, "diversity," "fetus," "transgender," "vulnerable," "entitlement," "science-based" and "evidence-based."

Needless to say, after the CDC told the Washington Post about this, the WH scrambled to cover its ass....

There's one other word that actually used to be a technical medical term.....
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on December 19, 2017, 09:05:55 PM
So the Centers for Disease Control was given a diktat that it could no longer use certain words and terms in their budget proposals. Specifically, "diversity," "fetus," "transgender," "vulnerable," "entitlement," "science-based" and "evidence-based."

She's been taken to the woodshed over her capitulation on that nonsense on Twitter, and deservedly so. She needs to google the name "Lysenko" and see how well that ended up.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on December 21, 2017, 02:00:18 AM
May have a point there, buddy.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on December 22, 2017, 07:16:52 PM
Couldn't have happened to a nicer more shitheaded guy...


USA Today: "Papa John or 'Papa Gone'? Twitter reacts as CEO John Schnatter steps down"

News that Papa John's founder John Schnatter would step down as chief executive of the pizza company sparked some popular tweets Thursday — some arguably more popular than the pizza itself.

Many riffed on Schnatter's role as Papa of pizza, wondering whether Mama was up next or how Elton John might be feeling about the developments.

"Papa John has stepped down so he can spend more time with his family, Mama John and Son John," actor Ike Barinholtz tweeted...

Papa John's announcement came about two months after Schnatter publicly blamed slowing sales growth on the outcry surrounding players kneeling during the national anthem. The company is an NFL sponsor and advertiser.

In the days following that rant, a white supremacist publication claimed the company as the official pizza of the alt-right in a post that included a photo of pizza with pepperonis arranged in a swastika...

The company apologized two weeks after Schnatter's comments, condemning racism and saying it didn't want such groups buying its pizza.

"Open to ideas from all," one company tweet read. "Except neo-nazis — (a raised middle finger emoji) those guys."

The apology was roasted on Twitter by some who felt the apology was too little, too late. "You may be offending some of your only remaining customers. (Spoilers: They're Nazis)," one user said.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on December 31, 2017, 04:04:36 AM
Top 10 Biggest CNN fails of 2017:

10. Awkward moment when Wolf Blitzer shames colleague Gloria Borger for uses fake sources. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq2ydYZQImA)

9. Stephen Miller makes CNN's Jim Acosta look like a complete idiot regarding immigration policy. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG3rPvvT_Ik)

8. CNN Producer admitting Trump/Russia coverage is nothing but a witch hunt. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdP8TiKY8dE)

7. Ben Shapiro completely owning and making CNN's Brian Stelter look like a moron. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKrxmTLLUkk)

6. CNN trying to get Trump voters to smear Trump after Charlottesville and completely backfiring. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUTXNigXBYA)

5. Man yelling "CNN is Fake News!" during Anderson Coopers show. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDJcfs0LDvw)

4. Don Lemon walking off set like a coward after being called out for FAKE NEWS. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8LHZx0ipIk)

3. CNN blaming POKEMON GO for Trumps election, yes Pokemon Go. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2Pzrv-CQWo)

2. Van Jones admitting that the whole Trump/Russia thing is just a big nothing burger. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsTbrFhEFFo)

1. CNN gets date wrong when trying to frame Trump Jr with Wikileaks collusion. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4sXQEhKHeE)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 02, 2018, 03:59:54 AM
More like 1930s Germany...
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on January 05, 2018, 02:20:00 AM
With El Presidente saying he's going to give out awards for Fake News, Stephen Colbert really wants to win at least one.

Here's the ad he took out (a full page ad in newspapers, and a billboard in Times Square):
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 05, 2018, 02:46:03 AM
With El Presidente saying he's going to give out awards for Fake News...

I think he's going to sweep the awards. Which is the only reason why he wants to do it, so he can win something.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on January 09, 2018, 01:31:13 AM
It's the photo that keeps on giving!
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: rtpoe on January 13, 2018, 04:52:44 AM
So after calling nations "shitholes", and then asking why we can't get more people from places like Norway (a place universal health care and a very high standard of living *despite* a high tax rate - so why would they want to come here anyway).... I think I've figured out why he likes Norway so much:

----

Pete Whittaker: Ask them if they're Russians!

Walt Whittaker: Peter, be quiet.

Lieutenant Rozanov: [thick Russian accent] Very clever little boy. Very, very clever, to see that my friend and I are foreigners here, but of course not Russian, naturally. What would the Russians be doing on United States of America island, with so many animosities and hatreds between these two countries? It is too funny an idea, is it not? No, we... we are of course... Norveegans.

The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966)
Writers: Nathaniel Benchley (novel), William Rose (screenplay)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on January 13, 2018, 09:13:38 AM
So after calling nations "shitholes", and then asking why we can't get more people from places like Norway (a place universal health care and a very high standard of living *despite* a high tax rate - so why would they want to come here anyway).... I think I've figured out why he likes Norway so much:

----

Pete Whittaker: Ask them if they're Russians!

Walt Whittaker: Peter, be quiet.

Lieutenant Rozanov: [thick Russian accent] Very clever little boy. Very, very clever, to see that my friend and I are foreigners here, but of course not Russian, naturally. What would the Russians be doing on United States of America island, with so many animosities and hatreds between these two countries? It is too funny an idea, is it not? No, we... we are of course... Norveegans.

The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966)
Writers: Nathaniel Benchley (novel), William Rose (screenplay)

You have a comic book about this? Maybe a meme? Otherwise Trumpelstilsken minions won't understand this.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Pendejo on January 13, 2018, 11:41:26 AM
 :D
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: StrikezOne on January 17, 2018, 04:14:56 AM
The radical extremist leftist communist terrorists over at CNN once again showing their true colors. CNN embarrassing themselves and being absolute disgraces.

 Don Lemon failed to race bait Martin Luther Kings Nephew about Trump. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvTsDvi_F6ECNNs)
CNN and Lemon bring this guest and then Lemon actually accuses the nephew of trying to capitalize off of the Martin Luther King name! You know, because bringing on Martin Luther Kings jrs nephew to try to get him to call Trump a racist is not capitalizing at all.....

CNN is a pathetic joke, no wonder no one takes them seriously.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on January 17, 2018, 06:29:29 AM
The radical extremist leftist communist terrorists over at CNN once again showing their true colors. CNN embarrassing themselves and being absolute disgraces.

 Don Lemon failed to race bait Martin Luther Kings Nephew about Trump. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvTsDvi_F6ECNNs)
CNN and Lemon bring this guest and then Lemon actually accuses the nephew of trying to capitalize off of the Martin Luther King name! You know, because bringing on Martin Luther Kings jrs nephew to try to get him to call Trump a racist is not capitalizing at all.....

CNN is a pathetic joke, no wonder no one takes them seriously.

You pretty well know this is fake news you spread!

Long long time ago he was accused not to give appartments rentals to coloured people.
And there are much more examples.

Don't think we democracy thinking and oriented people are dumb folks! This kind of propaganda you can use on far right wing extremist Nazi terrorists. They will believe every word of you.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Pendejo on January 17, 2018, 11:21:42 PM
 :P
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 18, 2018, 03:31:08 AM
He was deemed to be "in excellent health" despite a constant diet of cheeseburgers, no exercise, and being on Crestor (a drug to lower cholesterol). This led Dr. Sanjay Gupta to question "To be clear though, he is taking a cholesterol lowering medication, he has evidence of heart disease and he is borderline obese...can you characterize that as excellent health?"

On his New York State driver's license, he was 6'2". According to his doctor, he's 6'3". Either the NYS DMV mismeasured or a miracle of growing an inch taller in his 70s occurred.

Or, was it? After all, if he were really 6'2" and 239 pounds, his BMI would be 30.7, which means he's obese. But with the miracle of that additional inch, his BMI now becomes 29.9, which means he's merely "overweight". (To be fair I think the BMI is a non-scientific kludge, but what can you do.)

Thus was the #girther movement born. (https://www.indy100.com/article/donald-trump-mental-health-girther-movement-president-medical-checkup-cheeseburgers-diet-coke-8163391)
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on January 18, 2018, 05:48:50 AM
Get over this BMI stuff. Young people should be thinner older people can be bigger. No problem with this.

Interesting though is the lie about height. Everything around Trumpelstilsken are lying, because he reigns as aristocrat. And from of the story of the emporer without cloths we know why.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: Cutter on January 18, 2018, 11:48:57 AM
Please, please do not use "The Emperor has no Clothes" and Trump in the same sentence, thought, paragraph or anything.

None of us need THAT mental image.  And now we have it.  Your fault.
Title: Re: Funny Politics
Post by: andrat2000 on January 18, 2018, 02:28:44 PM
Please, please do not use "