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02 November 2006

The Joke Heard 'Round The World

By now you know that Senator John Kerry botched a joke earlier this week. The result has been outrage. Outrage!

Apparently reading someone's comments in the context they were actually spoken is too hard. Apparently it's much worse to inadvertently imply that soldiers are uneducated than it is to manipulate intelligence to start a war. Apparently the fact that a large percentage of the armed forces in the U.S. are poorer, from rural communities, and in some instances less educated is reason to be mad at John Kerry. Apparently this is a major issue, unlike the planet running out of seafood in 50 years. Apparently Republicans who didn't fight in Vietnam have a right to criticise Democrats who did. Apparently, as Streak noted, a Democrat mangling a sentence is a sign of poor leadership (while the President mangling a sentence is called Tuesday). Apparently the media can't bother with something like, I dunno, actual journalism.

And apparently Keith Olbermann once again nails the entire thing:

Comments on "The Joke Heard 'Round The World"


Anonymous Jim said ... (11/02/2006 07:40:00 PM) : 

Olbermann nails it alright: "Two years too late!"

Where was this fight when the country needed it? Really now, was the John Kerry of 2004 or (Al Gore of 2000 for that matter) the best the Democrats could do? What's the best they can do now? Hillary? Maybe Olbermann should hit the campaign trail.

Kerry was too busy back then being all about himself, and he is the same man now. He's not even a good joke.

I agree with Olbermann, most of what he says anyway. He says what John Kerry, who is too full of himself, cannot. Sure, Kerry tried yesterday to finally take the gloves off but it came off sounding defensive and shrill. "Two years too late."

The left needs to let go of its poor humoristically challenged poster boy and put forth a real candidate for the first time in eight years. Can they do it?

I'm not holding my breath.

You're a good writer by the way. Just thought I'd throw that in, so you don't cane me.


Blogger Wasp Jerky said ... (11/02/2006 08:28:00 PM) : 

I'm not sure the left actually likes Kerry much either, at least the more grassroots portion of the left at any rate. For instance, Kerry was recently being criticised by lefty bloggers pretty heavily for holding onto unspent campaign funds from '04 instead of giving it to candidates running in current elections. I suspect most people who voted for him who weren't die hard Democrats did so because the only real alternative was Bush. Barack Obama seems to be being groomed for '08, which makes sense if Democrats want to have a chance at actually, you know, winning the election.

And thanks for the compliment. You're a fine writer yourself.


Blogger ninjanun said ... (11/02/2006 09:55:00 PM) : 

Stewart/Colbert '08!


Blogger jasdye said ... (11/05/2006 05:31:00 PM) : 


fake newscasters running for president?

wasn't that the premise of a really bad movie recently?


Blogger Wasp Jerky said ... (11/05/2006 08:59:00 PM) : 

Yeah, but it had Robin Williams in it.


Blogger shelly said ... (11/05/2006 09:32:00 PM) : 

wasn't that the premise of a really bad movie recently?

Not Ninjanun, but...

Not exactly. AFAIK, Robin Williams' character wasn't a fake newscaster, just a comedian.


Blogger jasdye said ... (11/06/2006 06:00:00 AM) : 

wasp jerky,



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