“Schmucks,” Rocking It, And Denying It *Open Thread*

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As Thanksgiving draws closer, I continue to think of things for which I am grateful. In today’s post, that would be those who use humor to make a point, or to just make us laugh

One such person who demonstrates well the former is Judge Jeanine Pirro. Once again, the Good Judge had an outstanding Opening Comment on Obama’s recent Unlawful Proclamation. Thanks to BizPacReview for highlighting this outstanding rant about Obama’s “smug” Illegal Immigrant Decree:

How awesome was that, huh? Pirro completely nailed it in her inimitable style. Gotta love how she can drop the hammer with so much wit and ironic humor.

I admit, I particularly like it when comedians make fun of Obama, while making a point. There is a new version of “Schoolhouse Rock,” courtesy of SNL, that does just that. From BizPacReview:

[…] For millions of Americans, the “Schoolhouse Rock” series that aired during ABC’s Saturday morning cartoon lineup through the 1970s and ‘80s (and was revived in the 1990s) was an early education in American history and government. (The musical version of the preamble to the Constitution alone is a masterpiece.)

Saturday night’s sketch turned on the series’ memorable animated character of “Bill on Capitol Hill” that taught children how bills become laws — but with the twist of how Obama is shoving the democratic process aside. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

And here is the new, shockingly truthful, Schoolhouse Rock from SNL:

How well I remember “Schoolhouse Rock” videos, and I remember learning from them. Who knows, maybe some folks will learn something from this one, too. Though from what I hear, some of the liberals are none too happy about it (a friend mentioned at Facebook that Think Progress was none too thrilled with the depiction of Obama’s Imperial pronouncement. Poor babies – being faced with facts is just too much for them, I reckon.).

That same friend also had a link to something that turned out to be funny but wasn’t intended to be, I don’t think. And that would be an interview Obama did with George Stephanopoulos on ABC News. Here is the particularly funny part, as in, “I can’t believe Obama is saying this crap“:

[…] STEPHANOPOULOS: What about the broader issues of race? I was struck by a poll I saw recently that said since 2009 the number of African Americans who think that race relations are getting better has actually gone down.

OBAMA: Well, you know, we go in sort of ebbs and flows. I think that my own experience tells me that race relations continue to improve. If you think about just in our lifetimes – we’re about the same age – where we’ve traveled, there’s no way to say that somehow race relations are worse now than they were 10 years ago, 20 years ago, or 50 years ago. Part of what happens is that they get a lot more attention today – occasionally problems that used to be pretty common 20, 30 years ago weren’t videotaped…

STEPHANOPOULOS: …everybody knows it instantly…

OBAMA: Now, you know, somebody’s got a camera and people see it and, you know…

STEPHANOPOULOS: It could be a good thing sometimes…

OBAMA: …which is a good thing. I mean, a good thing in the sense that it lays bare – and I’ve said this before as an African American male, there have been times where I have experienced discrimination as a young man – it’s been a while since it happened – and, you know, I think that folks on the other side of it might not understand why there are concerns or mistrust. Not because they’re in denial, just they haven’t experienced it. And so when people start seeing these instances, then they start saying “okay, maybe we understand what we’re talking about.”

OBAMA: But, it’s important not to overreact either. Or to suggest somehow that we haven’t made progress. One of the things that I think the presidency drives home is – in a democracy, progress is incremental. You know, and it goes in stutter-steps and sometimes there is some backsliding. But the overall trajectory I think is positive. […]
(Click here to read the rest.)

Ahahahahaha, Ohohoho, isn’t that just RICH??? Obama seems unclear on the reality of what has happened under his presidency, as a direct result of how both he and his AG, Holder, have acted, and not just with Ferguson (which is raised in the interview, as well as the article quoted below). So allow me to help him out. From WPTV.com (West Palm Beach):

[…] Contrary to what anyone would have thought on Inauguration Day 2009, there is scant evidence of improvement. There is ample evidence that more Americans believe race relations in America have deteriorated during the Obama years than believe they have improved. In the short run of history, it is very possible that the Obama years have been a march backwards.
[…] (Click here to read the rest.)

Uh, yeah, no freaking kidding. I contend it has nothing to do with his being bi-racial, but as a direct result of his policies, his opinions, and his actions, particularly the way he inserted himself in the issue with the Harvard Professor, the Trayvon Martin case, and now in Ferguson. But yeah, it’s funny that he thinks things are “positive” in that regard.

And speaking of Obama and comedy, Jimmy Fallon had a very funny clip on the other night explaining some of Obama’s facial expressions. It was hilarious, and I am so glad he has turned his comedic chops to covering Obama. Here’s the clip:

Isn’t that funny? Totally cracked me up when I saw it on “Special Report” recently.

So, as Thanksgiving approaches, I am thankful for humor, especially political satire. I am thankful that SNL is getting a clue; that Judge Jeanine uses her wit, along with facts, to highlight the major issues of the day; and that Fallon is able to make everyone laugh regardless of political persuasion. That is a gift indeed, all the way around.

How about you? What do you find funny? Or what else is on your minds? This is an Open Thread.

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42 Responses to ““Schmucks,” Rocking It, And Denying It *Open Thread*”

  1. kenoshamarge Says:

    I find it funny that it took all the funny folks so long to find this pathetic little man funny. They were all so busy kissing his ass and telling us how brilliant and charming and whatever he was that they couldn’t see? Baloney!

    Even asshat Letterman is making Obama jokes these days. Sorry people, way too little and way too late for me.

    As for SNL again with the too late. Most of the left is still using the line the despicable Tina Fey spoke – about seeing Russia from her front step – as something Sarah Palin actually said. I never liked them much and I don’t like them now that they finally think it might be good for ratings if a few Republicans watched their show from time to time. Oh wait – they all ready do? Watch something that insults them and their beliefs constantly? X(

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      test – 😡

    • piper Says:

      Another disgusting insult to all women – t-shirts with Sarah P. is a c**t worn by so many on the left.

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        Exactly! Just another bit of hypocrisy from the left in their perpetual “War on Conservative” women. It just gets me so angry….

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        The way the Left treated/treats Palin is astonishing. That is why I have long said they are merely projecting this whole “War on Women’ thing onto Republicans, so no one holds THEM accountable for their offensive behavior and rhetoric. There is no reason in the WORLD why someone like Palin, who had the highest approval rating of any governor, to be treated like she was some out-from-under-a-rock yahoo the Reps dug up to throw on the ticket.

        And it just burns me up when they attack her for leaving her position early when they were hurling one bogus lawsuit after another against her, costing her over $500,000 and tons of time away from the office. Had she stayed, they would have been saying how she wasn’t doing the work of the people since she was having to go to court all of the time.

        Disgusting.

        And Marge, I hear you – I didn’t know Letterman had started making fun of Obama since I stopped watching him a while back considering how HE treats women. But yeah, they are late to the party, but maybe, just maybe, it will make a difference in 2016. That’s what I am hoping anyway.

    • mcnorman Says:

      I find it pathological that it took so many to find this guy odd.

  2. HELENK3 Says:

    Happy Monday
    for those who want to get away from it all

    http://129.164.179.22/apod/ap141124.html

  3. HELENK3 Says:

    Editor’s note: A source tells @BloombergNews that the prosecutor in Ferguson, Mo., is set to make an announcement later today about the Michael Brown grand jury. We are looking for official comment and additional sourcing on this potential development. – Tricia
    see original on twitter.com

    get out your riot gear

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      You ain’t only kidding, Helen. The threats of violence if things don’t go the mob’s way is just disturbing. That is NOT how things are supposed to work in this country. If people hadn’t jumped on this baseless bandwagon in the first place, and waited for the FACTS to come out, just like in the Martin case, there wouldn’t BE all these rioters, and threats of rioting. Just think of ALL the expense of police officers and to businesses waiting because of this mob mentality (and that they had DEMANDS is just infuriating).

      I am so over this whole thing, especially the mindset in evidence as a result of this. Like the willful ignorance of just what kind of person Brown was, and what he was doing at the time. Seriously over it.

  4. HELENK3 Says:

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s written statement to US troops as he steps down – @washingtonpost
    Read more on washingtonpost.com

    Hagel’s letter to the troops

  5. HELENK3 Says:

    http://freebeacon.com/national

    flashback when DOD hopeful attacked Romney for saying Iraq withdrawal was mistake.

    well we know where she stands

    another attack on our military?

  6. HELENK3 Says:

    http://weaselzippers.us/206111-islamic-state-claims-chuck-hagel-firing-as-a-victory/

    isis claim victory in Hagel firing.

    way to go backtrack

  7. HELENK3 Says:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/11/breaking-multiple-police-fire-and-ems-crews-staging-right-now-in-clayton/

    the reason many firetrucks have bullet proof protection around the tillerman on a ladder truck is due to being shot at when going to put out fires started by mobs.
    do not send fireman and ems into riot areas.

  8. HELENK3 Says:

    http://controversialtimes.com/news/two-veterans-perform-citizens-arrest-on-entire-county-board-they-laugh-until-sheriff-shows-up/

    I like this story. it should happen more often

  9. HELENK3 Says:

    http://weaselzippers.us/206153-typical-move-white-house-quietly-releases-plans-for-3415-regulations-ahead-of-thanksgiving/

    more regulations

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      I couldn’t believe it when I read an article abt this at Daily Caller. And these are in addition to all the other ones they added at Memorial Day this year (they like to do it around big holidays when no one is paying attention. Or so they think…).

  10. HELENK3 Says:

    Ferguson grand jury findings to be released at 8pm est

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Well, at least there is a time set, so no more sitting on pins and needles waiting…

      It is sad that, no matter what, Officer Wilson, who had had a stellar career, is looking to retire now.

      And still, none of the protestors ever seem to acknowledge what happened to HIM in the line of duty, and how he got his face broken. But I guess that doesn’t fit their victim narrative, so there you have it…

  11. HELENK3 Says:

    for a short break
    thought this might interest you

    http://www.macleans.ca/society/the-interview-joni-mitchell/

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Thanks, Helen! A friend had this on Facebook, too. I shared it with a couple of my old boarding school chums. We listened to Joni Mitchell ALL the time back then, and I even got to see her in concert in Charlotte back in the day (I think I was 17 or 18 – a LOOONNGG time ago!).

      I still love her music – what a musical, and artistic, genius she is.

      Thank you!

  12. HELENK3 Says:

  13. HELENK3 Says:

    very true

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/1512275_418648361624443_840107471147155221_n.jpg?oh=f16a0a09d9f55ebb61b96885b4696fe1&oe=5517D669&__gda__=1427315845_5bf258c07afd781d0cb10a3ced55001a

  14. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Marge, in case you didn’t already know, your girl, Sadie, is in the Finals of DWTS! Hopefully, she’ll make it to the Finale tomorrow night.

    In the meantime, the Ferguson decision should be coming down soon. Honestly, this situation was ramped up so much by the MSM and this Administration, just like the Martin case. In both instances, young men who were troublemakers at best became victim martyrs, all hyped up and overblown. It really makes one wonder why the desire, the drive, to heighten race issues on this level, but there ya have it. It is so bad now that you have a Georgetown professor, Dyson, calling “America’s Mayor, ” Guiliani, a “White Supremacist.” WOW. That is so far out of bounds it isn’t even funny.

    But that’s where we are in the Age of Obama…

  15. HELENK3 Says:

    http://news.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/11/24/live-updates-from-ferguson-on-the-grand-jury-decision-in-michael-brown-shooting/?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=1

    live updates from ferguson

  16. HELENK3 Says:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/11/major_blowback_from_obamas_insult_to_australia_at_the_g20_in_brisbane.html

    backtrack alienates another aly.

  17. HELENK3 Says:

    No Indictment against Darren Wilson

  18. HELENK3 Says:

    http://weaselzippers.us/206198-brown-family-statement-on-no-indictment-decision/

    brown family statement on decision

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      I have a new post up on the decision. If you are so inclined, would you be willing to repost some of these links? Thanks, Helen!

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