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Title: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on November 06, 2012, 08:10:08 AM
It's something I'm sure somebody else here finds amusing and I felt it getting awkward to post links to stuff like that in the middle of a serious discussion on the same topic. The reason I started this thread here is because the funny thread in general discussion is not frequently visited by the same people who hang out here and even those who do frequent the joke thread don't really get to comment or have room to discuss the subject ridiculed. I also thought having this thread here would give the place a dose of lightheartedness.
I could be wrong, maybe posting the political jokes in their respective serious threads helps break the tension or maybe all things humor should remain in the joke thread at general discussion. We'll see how everybody and the forum staff feels about it.
If a joke ignites a serious comment or two on the subject it may be done here but if it turns into a heated discussion then we take it to a new thread or it's pre-existing thread.
This is a thread for political jokes.
Stephen Colbert's take (http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/420540/october-24-2012/nonstop-libya-gate-questions) on Fox news coverage of Benghazi, it's hilarious IMO. I saw it yesterday and was the reason I got the idea for this thread since the Benghazi thread was too heated to post humor there heh
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on November 06, 2012, 08:31:27 AM
Here is a bit from a text conversation I am having right now...

Slight back story. My girlfriend of 15 months and I broke up a while ago. I've been hooking up with this new girl who wants to date. She doesn't understand why I don't want to do anything with her other than fornicate ...

Girl: Okay. So my father is making me register to vote today. I need a smart persons advice. What the fuck do I register as?
Me: That's your choice, but I go with democrat. Registering today won't allow you to vote today btw.
Girl: I don't want to vote lol. I honestly don't give a shit either way. This world will never be at peace so fuck it
Me: That's the worst attitude anyone could have. It's ignorance like that which is one of the root causes of the US' position in the world today.... not to be a dick. Politics is about way more than just peace.
Girl: You're not being a dick. I understand
Girl: Who is Democrat?

 :facepalm:

She's lucky she has big tits and low self esteem.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on November 06, 2012, 08:43:45 AM
hehe I never came across those, it's a curse. They've always been a fascination for me but unfortunately every girl I have ever been with has been smart or at least fully aware and with high self esteem. But your girlfriend turned me on even before you mentioned the big tits heh
I'd also like to one day pull off telling a person that "It's ignorance like that.." and end the sentence with "not to be a dick" without getting called on it :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Perpetual Change on November 06, 2012, 09:03:39 AM
In about 12 hours, this place is going to be full of awesome facebook screencaps.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on November 06, 2012, 09:27:54 AM
Got this from George Tekai, fucking gold...

http://www.yourfuckingpollingplace.com/ (http://www.yourfuckingpollingplace.com/)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on November 06, 2012, 07:24:47 PM
Colbert (http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/420236/october-16-2012/paul-ryan-s-phony-campaign-photo) on Paul Ryan's photo-op at the soup kitchen.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Scheavo on November 06, 2012, 08:58:50 PM
Colbert is a genius. I like the Daily Show better, but as far as satire goes, no one beats Colbert. He might just be the best satirist to ever exist. He's so good, that (at least for a while) Republicans thought he was actually one of them. His roast of Bush at the correspondence dinner is just fucking awesome.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: GuineaPig on November 07, 2012, 07:32:11 AM
Hmm, best satirist ever...

Voltaire and Swift are clearly up at the top.  There are probably some Greek dudes who were pretty good at it too, but I'm not knowledgeable about them.

More recently?  Colbert and Stewart are probably the best known, but I'd argue Douglas Adams, Chris Morris, and Armando Ianucci stand with or above them.  Trey Parker and Matt Stone were strong for a while but have tailed off.  The Onion is perhaps the best collective work of satire of the modern age.  Lots of options.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Cedar redaC on November 07, 2012, 07:34:46 AM
I would put Mark Twain on the board as well. The man could satire anything.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: GuineaPig on November 07, 2012, 07:41:34 AM
Ooh, Twain was an oversight.  Good call.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on November 07, 2012, 10:37:26 AM
Colbert has always been my favorite, I think he's much better than Stewart and Maher.
Most of my posts here are probably gonna be clips of his show, clips that I would designate and share with you guys, he has that nice feature on his website where you can chop the exact duration clip you wanna share and they'd give you a link for that.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Scheavo on November 07, 2012, 12:32:40 PM
Hmm, best satirist ever...

Voltaire and Swift are clearly up at the top.  There are probably some Greek dudes who were pretty good at it too, but I'm not knowledgeable about them.

More recently?  Colbert and Stewart are probably the best known, but I'd argue Douglas Adams, Chris Morris, and Armando Ianucci stand with or above them.  Trey Parker and Matt Stone were strong for a while but have tailed off.  The Onion is perhaps the best collective work of satire of the modern age.  Lots of options.

Well it's obviously a matter of opinion, I just think what Colbert does, on a weekly basis (and largely on his own), puts him way up there. He fooled a lot of conservatives, for a long time, into thinking he was a conservative.

I don't think Stewart is a satirist, but maybe I'm confused on what satire means?

And I thought Satire didn't come into existence until Swift told us to eat babies. Some reason, that's what I remember from my English high school class when we read it.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 07, 2012, 12:36:31 PM
NOTHING could possibly be funnier than this!!!! :rollin

http://www.reagancoalition.com/articles/2012/20120924005-stern.html
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: eric42434224 on November 07, 2012, 12:44:24 PM
NOTHING could possibly be funnier than this!!!! :rollin

http://www.reagancoalition.com/articles/2012/20120924005-stern.html

I cant see the video, but I can only assume that one thing being equally funny would be equally ignorant Romney suppoters....which I can safely say there are an equal number of.
People that ignorant has zero to do with political affiliation, and everything to do with the willful ignorance of people in the world.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 07, 2012, 12:45:51 PM
NOTHING could possibly be funnier than this!!!! :rollin

http://www.reagancoalition.com/articles/2012/20120924005-stern.html

I cant see the video, but I can only assume that one thing being equally funny would be equally ignorant Romney suppoters....which I can safely say there are an equal number of.
People that ignorant has zero to do with political affiliation, and everything to do with the willful ignorance of people in the world.
Doesn't make it any less funny, Eric. :)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: eric42434224 on November 07, 2012, 01:49:20 PM
NOTHING could possibly be funnier than this!!!! :rollin

http://www.reagancoalition.com/articles/2012/20120924005-stern.html

I cant see the video, but I can only assume that one thing being equally funny would be equally ignorant Romney suppoters....which I can safely say there are an equal number of.
People that ignorant has zero to do with political affiliation, and everything to do with the willful ignorance of people in the world.
Doesn't make it any less funny, Eric. :)

Didnt say it was less funny.

Actually, I would say it isn't funny at all.  It is tragic, sad, and embarrasing that we have people so woefully ignorant about their country and government....from both parties.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on November 08, 2012, 08:51:51 PM
Colbert last night (http://www.colbertnation.com/full-episodes/wed-november-7-2012-doris-kearns-goodwin), first show after the elections, first 5 minutes pure gold :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 09, 2012, 06:24:35 AM
NOTHING could possibly be funnier than this!!!! :rollin

http://www.reagancoalition.com/articles/2012/20120924005-stern.html

I cant see the video, but I can only assume that one thing being equally funny would be equally ignorant Romney suppoters....which I can safely say there are an equal number of.
People that ignorant has zero to do with political affiliation, and everything to do with the willful ignorance of people in the world.
Doesn't make it any less funny, Eric. :)

Didnt say it was less funny.

Actually, I would say it isn't funny at all.  It is tragic, sad, and embarrasing that we have people so woefully ignorant about their country and government....from both parties.
What is sad and tragic is the fact dumb ignorant fools like these are molding and shaping our futures by voting based on nothing more than the color of someones skin. Sad and tragic indeed. :tick2: Of coarse it also goes both ways. Many who voted for Romney did it for warped and twisted reasons.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on November 09, 2012, 02:55:47 PM
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/547032_10151131359051275_416356746_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Scheavo on November 09, 2012, 02:57:29 PM
... But Obama is on record saying he doesnt think weed should be legalized.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on November 09, 2012, 02:58:12 PM
Look at his eyes man :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Scheavo on November 09, 2012, 03:02:24 PM
I'm just stating his position, and the fact that Obama had nothing to do with legalization.

Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on November 09, 2012, 03:10:47 PM
... But Obama is on record saying he doesnt think weed should be legalized.

I think he does but can't admit it.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 09, 2012, 05:08:22 PM
... But Obama is on record saying he doesnt think weed should be legalized.

I think he does but can't admit it.
umm...yeah, I doubt it.
I think Obama is probably an awesome father who loves his 2 daughters very much. I don't think he wants to legalize weed.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Scheavo on November 09, 2012, 07:22:41 PM
... But Obama is on record saying he doesnt think weed should be legalized.

I think he does but can't admit it.
umm...yeah, I doubt it.
I think Obama is probably an awesome father who loves his 2 daughters very much. I don't think he wants to legalize weed.

I hardly see how being an awesome father who loves his 2 daughters has anything to do with weed legalization. Obama smoked a ton in his early days, and if it harmed him in any way, then it's hard to see how. I'd personally say him brewing his own beer is worse than if he was growing a plant in his garden and enjoying a toke at the end of a long day of work. Not that I think beer or alcohol is inherently bad.

... But Obama is on record saying he doesnt think weed should be legalized.

I think he does but can't admit it.

One of those time I hope the conspiracy theory that Obama will unleash himself in his 2nd term is true.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 09, 2012, 07:37:03 PM
... But Obama is on record saying he doesnt think weed should be legalized.

I think he does but can't admit it.
umm...yeah, I doubt it.
I think Obama is probably an awesome father who loves his 2 daughters very much. I don't think he wants to legalize weed.

I hardly see how being an awesome father who loves his 2 daughters has anything to do with weed legalization. Obama smoked a ton in his early days, and if it harmed him in any way, then it's hard to see how. I'd personally say him brewing his own beer is worse than if he was growing a plant in his garden and enjoying a toke at the end of a long day of work. Not that I think beer or alcohol is inherently bad.

... But Obama is on record saying he doesnt think weed should be legalized.

I think he does but can't admit it.

One of those time I hope the conspiracy theory that Obama will unleash himself in his 2nd term is true.
I think it does. I don't think that is something he would want his kids to smoke nor would he want to legalize pot as an example to his daughters. It's my opinion anyhow.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Perpetual Change on November 10, 2012, 06:45:32 AM
I think it does. I don't think that is something he would want his kids to smoke nor would he want to legalize pot as an example to his daughters. It's my opinion anyhow.

That's a pretty interesting idea, actually.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 10, 2012, 10:08:04 AM
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/64567_10151096023290773_1067000498_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on November 10, 2012, 10:15:54 AM
Boy, those frogs sure do like hot water.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Perpetual Change on November 10, 2012, 01:11:05 PM
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/64567_10151096023290773_1067000498_n.jpg)

I know it's just a joke, but I love how these things always leave out counties doing way better than us, like France.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Scheavo on November 10, 2012, 03:47:32 PM
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/64567_10151096023290773_1067000498_n.jpg)

I know it's just a joke, but I love how these things always leave out counties doing way better than us, like France.

Or Sweden, which is very economically competitive, healthy, very happy, and very socialist.

Or Canada, which is way more socialist than us, and yet is doing far better than us. They're currency is actually worth more than ours, now.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Perpetual Change on November 10, 2012, 04:59:55 PM
Canada, by the way, is also a better place to invest. Go figure.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on November 10, 2012, 05:35:57 PM
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s480x480/148134_512270888783894_79744855_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Rathma on November 10, 2012, 08:23:14 PM
... But Obama is on record saying he doesnt think weed should be legalized.

I think he does but can't admit it.
umm...yeah, I doubt it.
I think Obama is probably an awesome father who loves his 2 daughters very much. I don't think he wants to legalize weed.

Great political humor post, Tick!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on November 10, 2012, 08:49:06 PM
I know it's just a joke, but I love how these things always leave out counties doing way better than us, like France.

Or Sweden, which is very economically competitive, healthy, very happy, and very socialist.
Or Canada, which is way more socialist than us, and yet is doing far better than us. They're currency is actually worth more than ours, now.

All that aside, I am willing to bet that 99% of the folks with the "No Socialism" sign do not understand what socialism is.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on November 11, 2012, 06:38:23 PM
(http://c.cslacker.com/9408l.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on November 11, 2012, 07:05:24 PM
No way :lol Is that shopped or did they get it wrong for a moment?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: theseoafs on November 11, 2012, 07:15:26 PM
It's shopped.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 12, 2012, 03:11:20 PM
(http://i548.photobucket.com/albums/ii324/jawkjaw/political%20picture/perry-corndog1.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on November 12, 2012, 03:15:36 PM
Who is that?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: theseoafs on November 12, 2012, 03:44:35 PM
Rick Perry.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: rumborak on November 12, 2012, 04:37:18 PM
http://disappearingromney.com
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: slycordinator on November 12, 2012, 05:48:48 PM
I think it does. I don't think that is something he would want his kids to smoke nor would he want to legalize pot as an example to his daughters. It's my opinion anyhow.
Instead, his example will be someone who's openly admitted to having smoked it and done cocaine (although he put it as having "done a little bit of blow").
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 12, 2012, 07:26:52 PM
http://disappearingromney.com
I already unliked him.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 12, 2012, 07:30:23 PM
I think it does. I don't think that is something he would want his kids to smoke nor would he want to legalize pot as an example to his daughters. It's my opinion anyhow.
Instead, his example will be someone who's openly admitted to having smoked it and done cocaine (although he put it as having "done a little bit of blow").
Nothing wrong with admitting it. Doesn't mean he wants drugs legalized. Maybe he does, but I doubt it.
I smoked a shit load of week in my life. I also snorted my share of cocaine. I don't care if Obama smoked snorted or tripped his balls off.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: slycordinator on November 12, 2012, 11:58:33 PM
He was against the drug war when he was a senator, so I think the idea that he's against it because of his kids doesn't entirely hold water.

And there is something wrong with admitting it. He's admitting supporting a policy which if it had been applied to him he wouldn't be president...
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: GuineaPig on November 13, 2012, 12:11:29 AM
Being for the drug war because you have kids is such a fucked up line of reasoning.  The cure is 100x worse than the disease.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 13, 2012, 09:49:51 AM
He was against the drug war when he was a senator, so I think the idea that he's against it because of his kids doesn't entirely hold water.

And there is something wrong with admitting it. He's admitting supporting a policy which if it had been applied to him he wouldn't be president...
Point taken.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: slycordinator on November 13, 2012, 01:51:11 PM
Here's a piece of political humor.

Paula Broadwell's biography of David Patraeus is titled "All In."
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 14, 2012, 05:51:29 AM
Leno - "We're Heading For A Fiscal Cliff With 'A Guy Whose Campaign Slogan Was FORWARD"
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on November 14, 2012, 06:14:25 AM
I know it's just a joke, but I love how these things always leave out counties doing way better than us, like France.

Or Sweden, which is very economically competitive, healthy, very happy, and very socialist.
Or Canada, which is way more socialist than us, and yet is doing far better than us. They're currency is actually worth more than ours, now.

All that aside, I am willing to bet that 99% of the folks with the "No Socialism" sign do not understand what socialism is.

Agreed.  And the US has always had socialist-like policies.  Also, it's not as if the current state of the US politics/economics is the model we should all be aspiring to.

(http://img8.joyreactor.com/pics/post/9gag-auto-canada-obama-268998.jpeg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 16, 2012, 12:20:05 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Gospel-According-Apostle-Barack-ebook/dp/B008TKFWDS/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: theseoafs on November 16, 2012, 12:28:45 PM
 :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: antigoon on November 16, 2012, 12:31:55 PM
Holy shit.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: PowerSlave on November 16, 2012, 03:09:04 PM
http://www.theonion.com/video/obama-i-will-allow-10-states-to-secede-but-no-more,30421/

Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: theseoafs on November 16, 2012, 06:50:18 PM
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/nationalize-twinkie-industry/cJz0ngJR
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on November 19, 2012, 07:49:25 AM
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/nationalize-twinkie-industry/cJz0ngJR

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/63088_561597090532473_1175380873_n.jpg)

:lol
Good God that petition the white house idea is not going to work out at all.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Scheavo on November 19, 2012, 08:43:31 AM
That was seriously my first response when I heard Twinkies might go away.... Woody Harrelson is not going to be happy.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: GuineaPig on November 19, 2012, 08:52:50 AM
I'm confused.  Why can't another company simply buy the rights for the product if they're so popular?  Bankrupt companies do that all the time.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Scheavo on November 19, 2012, 08:57:13 AM
If it's profitable to do so... but I'd imagine someone would buy Twinkies. It's just that the media doesn't care, and most Americans probably don't understand the process.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: soundgarden on November 19, 2012, 06:33:05 PM
Stewart's impersonations of Glenn Beck is still one my favorites:

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-november-5-2009/the-11-3-project
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-march-18-2010/conservative-libertarian
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on November 26, 2012, 11:21:07 AM
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/21889_564918500200332_1514014096_n.png)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on November 26, 2012, 11:31:01 AM
I'm confused.  Why can't another company simply buy the rights for the product if they're so popular?  Bankrupt companies do that all the time.

I was reading the other day that two Mexican companies have been making offers.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jammindude on November 26, 2012, 11:51:16 AM
Related to the Hostess discussion.   I live in the northwest where Dolly Madison has been, at best hard to find, and at the least non-existent. 

My local Chevron station just replaced the Hostess endcap with sortof "coming soon" Dolly Madison endcap.    The void will always be filled...and life will continue.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: chknptpie on November 26, 2012, 12:05:03 PM
I saw a bumper sticker a few weeks ago:

My comedy channel? Fox News.
My news channel? Comedy Central.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Scorpion on November 26, 2012, 12:34:11 PM
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/21889_564918500200332_1514014096_n.png)

:lol :lol I love this.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: The King in Crimson on November 26, 2012, 11:26:10 PM
I saw a bumper sticker a few weeks ago:

My comedy channel? Fox News.
My news channel? Comedy Central.
I really hate political bumper stickers, but I could see myself getting one of these.  :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on December 19, 2012, 10:29:54 AM
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/282554_576803862345129_1060336158_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Implode on December 21, 2012, 02:03:52 PM
Adding this too!

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/d23b6c9e84194b976a60b3818f252b8d/tumblr_mfcrlfCRDG1qzrhx3o1_500.png)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on December 21, 2012, 02:06:29 PM
Adding this too!

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/d23b6c9e84194b976a60b3818f252b8d/tumblr_mfcrlfCRDG1qzrhx3o1_500.png)

That's actually very creative. :)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Scheavo on December 21, 2012, 04:17:25 PM
Ya, it's even the best form of creativity, in that it has no basis in reality.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on December 21, 2012, 04:19:37 PM
Ya, it's even the best form of creativity, in that it has no basis in reality.

I don't know, I get what they're saying.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Scheavo on December 21, 2012, 04:22:52 PM
Except no liberal I know wants to guarantee equality of outcome, just equality of opportunity. That cartoon makes it sound like liberals want equality of outcome.

So basically, it's just another way of saying liberals are all communists.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on December 21, 2012, 04:23:34 PM
Except no liberal I know wants to guarantee equality of outcome, just equality of opportunity. That cartoon makes it sound like liberals want equality of outcome.

So basically, it's just another way of saying liberals are all communists.


Well since I am pretty close to a communist, I guess I'm not as offended by it.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: El Barto on December 21, 2012, 05:13:19 PM
Guess we all see different things.  I'm not even looking at it as compulsory equality.  I think of it as the conservative saying "fuck you, it's my box, bitch!" and the liberal saying "here, take mine, I can see just fine without it." 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jsem on December 22, 2012, 02:22:12 PM
An inefficient state would just create an entire bureaucracy around taking boxes by force from those that have many, so that the shorter people will get their "right" to boxes.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: theseoafs on December 22, 2012, 02:37:47 PM
None of them paid money to get tickets to the game anyway.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Implode on December 22, 2012, 06:36:45 PM
I really like how both sides found a way to feel targeted by that picture.  :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on December 27, 2012, 08:20:51 AM
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/74747_581206271904888_1644130068_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on January 17, 2013, 06:18:05 AM
2012 DEBATE HIGHLIGHTS! (well...sort of)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgmARwtptoo
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: theseoafs on January 17, 2013, 09:01:32 AM
2012 DEBATE HIGHLIGHTS! (well...sort of)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgmARwtptoo

Oh my god this was incredible. :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: MetalMike06 on January 21, 2013, 07:28:20 AM
 :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on January 23, 2013, 06:36:07 PM
So I have a squirt gun I use to squirt my cat at dinner time when he is in the kitchen driving us nuts for food while were eating. He meows, and makes you trip over your own feet if you get up to get something. Its quite annoying.
Then the reality hit me like a ton of bricks....
My cat is a liberal! He wants everything handed to him for nothing and he wants to take away my gun.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on February 13, 2013, 09:10:21 AM
I was getting a kick out of the tea party during the SOTU address last night. I didn't see them applaud a single time let alone stand up. Even during the most basic of shit "fair pay and equal treatment in the workplace for women". Assholes.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on February 14, 2013, 02:19:42 PM
I was getting a kick out of the tea party during the SOTU address last night. I didn't see them applaud a single time let alone stand up. Even during the most basic of shit "fair pay and equal treatment in the workplace for women". Assholes.
Sorry, Chino but both sides are assholes, period. Just because you oppose them you use them as as example. I'm just saying neither side will give an inch to the other. They stand cloaked in pride and solidarity.
The door most certainly swings both ways. We are a country completely divided, and divided we fall.
There is nothing humorous about that.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: rumborak on February 14, 2013, 02:21:32 PM
Eh, the Tea Party is special though. Kinda in that short-bus special way.

Sarah Palin is a spokeswoman for the TP (for my bunghole). 'nuff said.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Cedar redaC on February 14, 2013, 02:23:10 PM
There is nothing humorous about that.

(http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/forumavatars/avatar_2148_1357164074.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on February 14, 2013, 02:48:16 PM
I was getting a kick out of the tea party during the SOTU address last night. I didn't see them applaud a single time let alone stand up. Even during the most basic of shit "fair pay and equal treatment in the workplace for women". Assholes.
Sorry, Chino but both sides are assholes, period. Just because you oppose them you use them as as example. I'm just saying neither side will give an inch to the other. They stand cloaked in pride and solidarity.
The door most certainly swings both ways. We are a country completely divided, and divided we fall.
There is nothing humorous about that.

They couldn't even applaud fair treatment for women... that's being assholes.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on February 14, 2013, 03:24:28 PM
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/555995_533868863313721_388182471_n.jpg)

Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on February 14, 2013, 03:47:20 PM
I was getting a kick out of the tea party during the SOTU address last night. I didn't see them applaud a single time let alone stand up. Even during the most basic of shit "fair pay and equal treatment in the workplace for women". Assholes.
Sorry, Chino but both sides are assholes, period. Just because you oppose them you use them as as example. I'm just saying neither side will give an inch to the other. They stand cloaked in pride and solidarity.
The door most certainly swings both ways. We are a country completely divided, and divided we fall.
There is nothing humorous about that.

They couldn't even applaud fair treatment for women... that's being assholes.
I understand. I'm not saying I condone it. I'm just saying that when you watch these events that's the typical shit you see. God forbid they can have common ground on anything.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on February 15, 2013, 01:27:33 PM
(http://i548.photobucket.com/albums/ii324/jawkjaw/adcf3ca8-a5bf-40d3-9a56-d1f3534d27d3_zps20c3e175.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on February 16, 2013, 09:04:26 PM
I kinda couldn't connect the guns to the bibles so thought it was funny, this is from Arizona:

(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/528032_416312195128507_784912761_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: rumborak on February 16, 2013, 11:58:46 PM
:lol you can't make the shit up.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on February 17, 2013, 07:00:50 AM
I kinda couldn't connect the guns to the bibles so thought it was funny, this is from Arizona:

(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/528032_416312195128507_784912761_n.jpg)

why did he capitalize he?  either he is referring to god or to obama being god?  dumb shits
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: rumborak on February 17, 2013, 11:12:29 AM
New Quentin Tarantino movie, "Djesus uncrossed":

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/new-tarantino-movie/n32896/
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on March 06, 2013, 06:09:20 PM
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/31468_624758014216380_1177747038_n.png)

 :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: soundgarden on March 07, 2013, 07:28:21 PM
New Quentin Tarantino movie, "Djesus uncrossed":

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/new-tarantino-movie/n32896/

 :rollin 

Ro-MANS.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Super Dude on March 07, 2013, 09:34:44 PM
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/025/0/e/little_man_syndrome_by_jollyjack-d5sno37.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on October 28, 2013, 09:42:31 AM
(https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/601078_414529442003876_1949365320_n.jpg)

 :rollin

In case you dunno the story http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/24/world/europe/europe-summit-nsa-surveillance/
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on February 27, 2014, 05:47:30 AM
(https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/t1/1966824_669576986433670_1775431656_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on February 27, 2014, 06:00:40 AM
(http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y393/Prog_Snob/1743734_10152098820795914_1844149632_n_zpsc64ab950.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: kirksnosehair on February 27, 2014, 07:50:38 AM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/7eca6280cc11a06c75acc1eef9d0817d/tumblr_mzfbpwHI6p1qhv3vwo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on February 27, 2014, 11:52:47 AM
Real

(http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1703030.1393455536!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_635/demon27u-2-web.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Ben_Jamin on February 27, 2014, 12:35:33 PM
His face is priceless.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on February 27, 2014, 01:14:57 PM
Is that the guy from *batteries not included
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: kirksnosehair on February 27, 2014, 01:16:07 PM
That can't be real.  No one can be that stupid, can they? 






















































There's no "T" in "Allah"  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55966936/pics/eusa_dance.gif)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: theseoafs on February 27, 2014, 07:47:52 PM
Never before has a man been so uncomfortable with his own sexuality.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on March 04, 2014, 12:07:57 PM
Real

(http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1703030.1393455536!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_635/demon27u-2-web.jpg)
Not real
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on March 04, 2014, 12:11:11 PM
Real

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/uptown/homophobic-harlem-church-sign-blasts-obama-article-1.1703032
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: kirksnosehair on March 04, 2014, 12:43:00 PM
Dude's got issues, man  :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on March 08, 2014, 06:24:00 AM
What an idiot.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on March 08, 2014, 07:55:26 AM
(http://epicpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ff_1010.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on March 08, 2014, 08:08:20 AM
 :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on March 08, 2014, 09:59:37 AM
(http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y393/Prog_Snob/1618409_10151892763780911_2013950962_n_zpsc761d0f2.png)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: antigoon on March 08, 2014, 10:55:39 AM
(http://epicpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ff_1010.jpg)

:lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on March 09, 2014, 04:09:57 AM
lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on June 05, 2014, 11:51:45 AM
(http://fotos.fotoflexer.com/462d4e316040b7cbda5b6a9fd61ad53f.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on June 10, 2014, 02:17:32 PM
(http://fotos.fotoflexer.com/5cbc5aca1ad7f05bb9e7b30d7f271063.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on June 10, 2014, 02:28:02 PM
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/dk-production/images/1925/large/voting-republican1.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Super Dude on June 10, 2014, 05:34:57 PM
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/dk-production/images/1925/large/voting-republican1.jpg)

:clap: :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 11, 2014, 08:49:55 AM
That is fantastic.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on June 13, 2014, 11:03:48 AM
(http://thedailybanter.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/esk_stoning.jpg)
TEA PARTY ASSHOLE!!!
Its ridiculous that anyone would want to stone gays to death! It actually infuriates me!!! :rage:

Isn't it bad enough that they are all going to hell?  :angel:


I kid. :chill
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on June 13, 2014, 11:55:12 AM
I watch Jon Stewart.  That's all the comedy humour I need.  God he's brilliant.  jingle.son has started watching with me.  We laughed so hard at the 2nd Ammendment Dos and Don'ts from last week - http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/14muzr/2nd-amendment-manners-do-s-and-don-ts
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on June 30, 2014, 02:30:12 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zRWD0V9M5vY/T2dYLCGLnaI/AAAAAAAAHXw/LJ7RmZnvW4g/s1600/14489611qf1.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Grizz on June 30, 2014, 07:20:39 PM
Do they come in adult sizes?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Super Dude on June 30, 2014, 07:44:56 PM
American personhood according to SCOTUS

(http://media.boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/meh.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on July 15, 2014, 07:42:44 PM
This is only funny because it's so sad (yes this was real).

(http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/654*368/no+illeagles+graffitti.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: The King in Crimson on July 15, 2014, 08:24:06 PM
I don't see what's so bad about that. Personally, I don't want my tax dollars going towards the healthcare for undocumented eagles.

But that's just me.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Implode on July 15, 2014, 08:43:26 PM
Hey. Just because those eagles don't have white heads doesn't make them any less of eagles. I hope one day we can live in a world where all eagles are treated as equals.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: The King in Crimson on July 15, 2014, 10:38:32 PM
I think all them brown-headed eagles should just git the fuck back to whatever Eagleistan place they came from.

'Murika!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Grizz on July 16, 2014, 11:32:44 AM
They're just trying to keep the kids safe. Maybe those eagles are ill with bird flu.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: chknptpie on July 16, 2014, 12:55:01 PM
I feel sorry for them, I say they are refugeagles - not illeagles!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Grizz on July 16, 2014, 12:59:27 PM
Isn't documentation required to be a democrat? You're not officially one until you document yourself as one.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: soundgarden on July 16, 2014, 01:06:18 PM
Last night Daily Show as awesome; that representative suggesting the wave of children escaping violence should be viewed as an invasion which congress should respond to with the military   :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: El Barto on July 16, 2014, 01:43:21 PM
Last night Daily Show as awesome; that representative suggesting the wave of children escaping violence should be viewed as an invasion which congress should respond to with the military   :lol
I'm telling you, whoever replaces Governor Hair later this year will use the Guard to do just that.

And I'm not sure if I'm surprised or not that non-Mexican immigrants are riling the right up so much. I have to wonder if they actually understand that Hondurans aren't the same as Mexicans, or if they think they're all the same thing (like Japanese and Chinese).
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on July 16, 2014, 01:47:29 PM
(http://lynnrockets.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/perrystupid.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on July 16, 2014, 03:14:39 PM
American personhood according to SCOTUS

(http://media.boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/meh.jpg)


Don't want to destroy a good joke with a little truth, but for the record, that is NOT what the Supreme Court said. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Grizz on July 17, 2014, 11:02:32 AM
The humor is in the exaggeration.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on July 17, 2014, 05:54:54 PM
The humor is in the exaggeration.

I get it; but "exaggeration" means there is a kernel of truth in there to start with.  And I'm saying, that's not necessarily true.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on July 18, 2014, 06:15:54 AM
I'd say there is, in fact, a kernel of truth there, based on their policies.  It may not necessarily true, but it isn't necessarily not true, either.

Even if you were convinced that it isn't true, it is certainly a perception.  And perception is truth, nowadays.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on July 18, 2014, 01:22:05 PM
(http://fotos.fotoflexer.com/d8f3a94cb84df2c985fb16657298e5e0.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: kirksnosehair on July 18, 2014, 02:06:54 PM
I'd say there is, in fact, a kernel of truth there, based on their policies.  It may not necessarily true, but it isn't necessarily not true, either.

Even if you were convinced that it isn't true, it is certainly a perception.  And perception is truth, nowadays.


No, silly, "truth" is when you repeat something over and over and over again and again and again (see: WMD, "...we'll be greeted as liberators...", etc).


Also:


(http://www.facegroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Unknown-Knowns-invert-657x600.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Super Dude on July 21, 2014, 09:19:01 AM
I'd say there is, in fact, a kernel of truth there, based on their policies.  It may not necessarily true, but it isn't necessarily not true, either.

Even if you were convinced that it isn't true, it is certainly a perception.  And perception is truth, nowadays.

This guy's got it.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: The King in Crimson on July 21, 2014, 07:35:30 PM
(http://fotos.fotoflexer.com/d8f3a94cb84df2c985fb16657298e5e0.jpg)
Truly, America's institutionalized system of inequality at work:  the fat white guy gets two heaping plate fulls and the black guy gets a single hot dog.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on July 23, 2014, 02:46:10 PM


Even if you were convinced that it isn't true, it is certainly a perception.  And perception is truth, nowadays.

Wouldn't argue that for a second.  You are, of course, 100% correct.

But that's what gets us reality TV, music with no real musicians playing anywhere on the track, and movies made almost entirely on a computer.   I'd like to take those opportunities - on those rare times when they arise - to point out where the perception and the reality are at odds.   
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on July 24, 2014, 07:53:42 AM
I don't think it is enough for reasonable Republicans to point out stuff like that.  Reasonable Republicans must confront and call out irrational Republicans who espouse things that cause those perceptions.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on July 24, 2014, 10:31:38 AM
Fair point.  More than fair point, actually.

Some of us are doing that, and you're seeing some of that in the recent elections.  It's a process, but it is happening.   But part of that is making sure that the candidates DON'T toe the (Tea) Party line don't get swept away in the rhetoric.   
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on July 24, 2014, 10:45:31 AM
Agreed.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on July 24, 2014, 02:08:58 PM
The really shitty thing about today is that every issue has to have either a democratic or a republican identity. If that issue is on the other side, it's like you have to hate it by default. For example, all those signs about the illegals crossing the border that say "No Illegal Democrats". Those people out there protesting couldn't give a shit about what happens to those people. Their only concern is that it's primarily a democratic 'agenda' that they need to rally against. I wouldn't be surprised if Obama went on TV and spoke in favor of all the republican demands in regards to the border, I bet the majority of republicans would do a complete 180 overnight. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on July 24, 2014, 02:54:32 PM
The really shitty thing about today is that every issue has to have either a democratic or a republican identity. If that issue is on the other side, it's like you have to hate it by default. For example, all those signs about the illegals crossing the border that say "No Illegal Democrats". Those people out there protesting couldn't give a shit about what happens to those people. Their only concern is that it's primarily a democratic 'agenda' that they need to rally against. I wouldn't be surprised if Obama went on TV and spoke in favor of all the republican demands in regards to the border, I bet the majority of republicans would do a complete 180 overnight.

Well, you realize that it digs a bit deeper than that; assuming those people could actually vote, they would vote almost 100% democrat.  So the notion (not saying it is accurate, but see a previous post re: "perception") is that the only reason the Dems support that is because it bolsters their voting block. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: El Barto on July 24, 2014, 03:11:32 PM
The really shitty thing about today is that every issue has to have either a democratic or a republican identity. If that issue is on the other side, it's like you have to hate it by default. For example, all those signs about the illegals crossing the border that say "No Illegal Democrats". Those people out there protesting couldn't give a shit about what happens to those people. Their only concern is that it's primarily a democratic 'agenda' that they need to rally against. I wouldn't be surprised if Obama went on TV and spoke in favor of all the republican demands in regards to the border, I bet the majority of republicans would do a complete 180 overnight.

Well, you realize that it digs a bit deeper than that; assuming those people could actually vote, they would vote almost 100% democrat.  So the notion (not saying it is accurate, but see a previous post re: "perception") is that the only reason the Dems support that is because it bolsters their voting block.
Yeah, that's not entirely true. For one thing Mexicans tend to be a pretty conservative bunch. The whole family values thing is pretty strong with them. Furthermore, contrary to popular belief, they don't really approve of freeloaders. They'll take advantage of tax breaks the same as you or I would, and they'll take welfare if they can get it, but they'll also contribute quite a bit. The other thing is that once they get here, a whole lot of them start wanting the borders closed up. Maybe give it long enough to get their Tio Juan over, but beyond that they don't really like illegals much other than their immediate compadres. It used to be that Mexicans were considered a strong GOP base, and that's certainly changing, but they're not quite a solid democratic base yet, either.

However, I agree with Chino's point. A lot of people (and if you think this is specifically teabaggers then I'm fine with that) just want to bitch about Barrack Hussein and his libtard minions, and it really makes no difference what it's about.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on July 25, 2014, 06:59:12 AM
The really shitty thing about today is that every issue has to have either a democratic or a republican identity. If that issue is on the other side, it's like you have to hate it by default. For example, all those signs about the illegals crossing the border that say "No Illegal Democrats". Those people out there protesting couldn't give a shit about what happens to those people. Their only concern is that it's primarily a democratic 'agenda' that they need to rally against. I wouldn't be surprised if Obama went on TV and spoke in favor of all the republican demands in regards to the border, I bet the majority of republicans would do a complete 180 overnight.

Well, you realize that it digs a bit deeper than that; assuming those people could actually vote, they would vote almost 100% democrat.  So the notion (not saying it is accurate, but see a previous post re: "perception") is that the only reason the Dems support that is because it bolsters their voting block.
*snip*
However, I agree with Chino's point. A lot of people (and if you think this is specifically teabaggers then I'm fine with that) just want to bitch about Barrack Hussein and his libtard minions, and it really makes no difference what it's about.

I saw another perfect example while driving into work this morning. A guy had had two gun stickers on his truck. He had the CCDL (Conencticut Carriers Defense League) logo to the right, and he had a stick family to the left. Each stick figure kid was holding a pistol, the mother was holding a rifle, and the father was holding two rifles. Smack dead in the center of the rear windshield, there was a giant sticker that read "Does this ass make my truck look big" with a big picture of Obama under it. There are plenty of people (like myself) who don't hate Obama and still are okay with people wanting to own guns. That guy isn't doing any good for his cause (gun rights) in the eyes of many democrats. If he didn't have to include childish president bashing into his argument, maybe someone would listen to what he's trying to say.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on July 25, 2014, 07:40:01 AM
Another example, frankly, is the ACA.  Virtually everything in it started out as a proposal by a Republican.  And when surveyed on individual parts of the ACA, most Republicans are in favor of them.  But group it all together and slap Mr. Blackocrat's name on it and it is a demonic invention from the pit of Hell.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on July 25, 2014, 07:59:13 AM
I deleted your comments on Mexicans for space, not because it wasn't well-written or important.   I think it might be somewhat geographic, both in terms of where they came from and where they went.   It's leaning a lot more liberal in Florida for instance, though having said that, I think many in NY, LA and DC would be surprised how much the locals in some of those areas welcome the immigrants.  In Florida, a seasonal, very transient state, their economy depends a LOT on that demographic.  Sending them home is not an option, economically speaking, to those who know the issue in Florida.


However, I agree with Chino's point. A lot of people (and if you think this is specifically teabaggers then I'm fine with that) just want to bitch about Barrack Hussein and his libtard minions, and it really makes no difference what it's about.

Yeah, I hear you.  I guess I should say to you both that I am at the stage where I tune them out.   On both sides.   Yeah, yeah, yeah, Bush looks like a monkey, it was funny the first 40 times I heard that.   Do some f-ing homework, give me something of substance.   And the same for those you are referring to above.  I probably share a lot more in terms of platform than you do, but I have no more love for the tactics and antics of the Tea Party than you do.   My career has been, literally, built on the concept of negotiation, and I can count on one, MAYBE two hands the number of times I have ever had to resort to their dumb tactics.  The concept that by conceding any point you weaken all your points says more about you as a negotiator and your integrity as a politician than it does about how the world actually works.     
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on July 25, 2014, 08:38:37 AM
Another example, frankly, is the ACA.  Virtually everything in it started out as a proposal by a Republican.  And when surveyed on individual parts of the ACA, most Republicans are in favor of them.  But group it all together and slap Mr. Blackocrat's name on it and it is a demonic invention from the pit of Hell.

I know a lot of people that will feel the need to fight if they hear someone say "Obamacare". If it's refereed to as the Affordable Care Act, they don't even know what it is.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on July 25, 2014, 09:14:01 AM
Another example, frankly, is the ACA.  Virtually everything in it started out as a proposal by a Republican.  And when surveyed on individual parts of the ACA, most Republicans are in favor of them.  But group it all together and slap Mr. Blackocrat's name on it and it is a demonic invention from the pit of Hell.

I guess I would ask you and Chino, what's your point?   That there are Republicans that are uninformed on the issues?   I know I wrote a novel, but look at my post in the other thread where I recount the interview with the young girl that was SO happy that Obama won, because "now everyone would have free gasoline!!!".   

And while I don't tend to resort to the silly name-calling tactics, it's not like this is a new phenomenon (google "Kill Bush") and it's not like the guy in the pickup truck or the ACA opponents are entirely wrong.    I will forever hold a personal grudge against Biden for parading those poor victims of Sandy Hook - my god, they looked like deer in headlights - out to pimp his new gun control law.   TOTALLY ignoring that a) Connecticut (my home state; the temporary school the Sandy Hook kids are going to until their new school is built was the very school I spent 6th, 7th, and 8th in; I had my first kiss in that building) already had one of the most restrictive laws in the country, b) the law he was pimping would not, likely, have prevented the tragedy, and c) isn't likely to prevent any future tragedy. 

And Hefdaddy42, I am "one of those Republicans".  I would prefer not to have a law like ACA (I lean more libertarian) but I also tend to be a pragmatist in the sense that I could live with the individual sections.   But I can also live with chocolate, steak, and Fritos.  That doesn't mean I want all of them together in one recipe.     Some of you might have conveniently forgotten, but Obama's first step - the very first step! - to getting ACA passed was to cut a back-door deal with the pharmaceutical companies, essentially guaranteeing their profit in exchange for their support against the healthcare insurance lobby (which would have already bought into a law that made sense, since much of it already existed in pieces and pockets).  Since pharmaceutical costs are one of the biggest components of the spiraling health care costs (and pharmaceutical profits are some of the highest in the industry) that told me right there that despite the good intentions of some of the "individual pieces", Obama didn't give two shits about improving the healthcare of this country. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on July 25, 2014, 09:30:32 AM
Another example, frankly, is the ACA.  Virtually everything in it started out as a proposal by a Republican.  And when surveyed on individual parts of the ACA, most Republicans are in favor of them.  But group it all together and slap Mr. Blackocrat's name on it and it is a demonic invention from the pit of Hell.

I guess I would ask you and Chino, what's your point?   That there are Republicans that are uninformed on the issues?   I know I wrote a novel, but look at my post in the other thread where I recount the interview with the young girl that was SO happy that Obama won, because "now everyone would have free gasoline!!!".   


My point is that (and this goes for both sides) politics has become about the party, and the party's future, not the people and the people's future. The ACA could have all the language in it that the republicans could demand, and they'd still vote it down. They'd rather delay it and have a republican president succeed with it than have to let a democratic president take all the credit. Having a democrat in office when it gets voted in favor for somehow looks weak I guess. Mitt Romney would have come in and written up something very similar to the ACA. Hell, he did it in Massachusetts and it was a great success. The republicans would have been all over in support of that (most of them). And that's something that perplexes me. How can republicans stand by and repeatedly write off the ACA as a failure when there is clear evidence that it works in Massachusetts. My ultimate point is that the bickering that goes back and forth between the people of congress has now transferred to the voting booths. People literally know nothing about the ACA but will argue against it until they are blue in the face just because they hate Obama. People getting so angry and hating each other because they've been convinced to think a certain way by a handful of rich pieces of shit.   

Here's an example of the need to hate by default.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3184368/posts

Apparently what happened was, a pregnant women in labor couldn't get to the hospital because of the motorcade. Obama's fault. Regardless of the fact that I'm sure there is protocol and this same scenario would have played out regardless who the president was.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on July 25, 2014, 10:52:52 AM

My point is that (and this goes for both sides) politics has become about the party, and the party's future, not the people and the people's future. The ACA could have all the language in it that the republicans could demand, and they'd still vote it down. They'd rather delay it and have a republican president succeed with it than have to let a democratic president take all the credit. Having a democrat in office when it gets voted in favor for somehow looks weak I guess. Mitt Romney would have come in and written up something very similar to the ACA. Hell, he did it in Massachusetts and it was a great success. The republicans would have been all over in support of that (most of them). And that's something that perplexes me. How can republicans stand by and repeatedly write off the ACA as a failure when there is clear evidence that it works in Massachusetts. My ultimate point is that the bickering that goes back and forth between the people of congress has now transferred to the voting booths. People literally know nothing about the ACA but will argue against it until they are blue in the face just because they hate Obama. People getting so angry and hating each other because they've been convinced to think a certain way by a handful of rich pieces of shit.   

Here's an example of the need to hate by default.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3184368/posts

Apparently what happened was, a pregnant women in labor couldn't get to the hospital because of the motorcade. Obama's fault. Regardless of the fact that I'm sure there is protocol and this same scenario would have played out regardless who the president was.

Chino, we don't know each other from a row of assholes, so I'm going to beg your forgiveness ahead of time.  I'm not trying to be an ass, but I have to ask:  if this is your concern - really your concern - why the continued use of "Republicans" vis-à-vis the ACA, especially when the analysis isn't accurate, and to me sounds more like a condemnation of REpublicans (or overt support for the ACA) than a more general critique of the two party system?   Of COURSE the parties are out for party survival.  That Obama is still begging for a pass on the economy six years in because it is supposedly "Bush's fault" can tell you that.   

Your ACA example is flawed on several respects.   One, not all Republicans supported the Massachusetts law, a law that was passed by a Republican governor, but in one of the most liberal states in the Union (yes, I know it is a commonwealth, not a state).   Two, the Federal ACA is not the equivalent of the Massachusetts law in terms of it's components.    Three, and this a MASSIVE miss in terms of the attack on the Republicans, many Republicans (myself included) would be far more supportive of the Federal ACA if it was, as was done in Massachusetts, implemented on the state level.   In other words, you're bundling all the criticisms up into one, when it is not appropriate to do so. It need not be the criticism of the law as "Obama's Law" as much as it is an indictment of the way Obama is making literally EVERYTHING a Federal government issue.   Granted, the current Republican party is about as far from true, authentic conservatism as you can get (a true conservative doesn't give a shit about gay marriage and what not, they want the Federal government to issue social security cards, collect the taxes, and fund the military and not much else.  And only the first two because you can't do the third without them) but don't ignore the Fed/State tension in this. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on July 25, 2014, 10:57:33 AM
Where's the funnies?  Let's get back to the funnies

(http://cdn.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/467563/480836.png)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on July 25, 2014, 11:07:11 AM
Oh, I wasn't even equating Obamacare (dislike the term) with Romneycare (also dislike THAT term).  A lot of the ideas in it go back to Bob Dole's plan, or before.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Super Dude on July 25, 2014, 05:12:22 PM
Hey guys, remember when this was supposed to be a funnies thread? Yeah, me neither.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ztLDtKKiL._SL1500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: El Barto on July 25, 2014, 05:31:58 PM
Perhaps the P/R chat thread for the various tangents, which is where I'll be responding to Stadler's post about Los Mojados.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: antigoon on July 26, 2014, 01:40:52 PM
Not political humor per se, but this is hilarious:

A Congressman in a hearing mistakes two testifying U.S. bureaucrats as Indian representatives.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/07/25/one-of-the-most-awkward-exchanges-you-will-ever-see-inside-or-outside-the-capitol/
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: El Barto on July 26, 2014, 02:49:08 PM
Not political humor per se, but this is hilarious:

A Congressman in a hearing mistakes two testifying U.S. bureaucrats as Indian representatives.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/07/25/one-of-the-most-awkward-exchanges-you-will-ever-see-inside-or-outside-the-capitol/
That was amusing, but I found the people who did drugs at the Whitehouse (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/07/24/a-short-history-of-illicit-drug-use-by-visitors-to-the-white-house/?tid=pm_politics_pop) article linked on that page much more amusing.

Tobias is now on my list of awesome, awesome people.
Quote from: David Cross
"It wasn't even that much cocaine. It was literally the size of, I don't know, a tick. It was a tiny granule of coke that I put on my wrist and said, 'Watch this. I need a witness ... And then I ducked under the table and did it. It wasn't like I got high. The jolt was similar to licking an empty espresso cup. It wasn't about that. It was just about being able to say that I did it, that I did cocaine in the same room as the president."
It's not that he wanted to get high there, Willie Nelson already did that the right way, with style. It's that he wanted to do it for the experience. Not enough people recognize the significance of a bad ass, one-off experience like that. Sometimes just knowing that you can and did do something is greater than the experience itself.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on July 29, 2014, 09:23:18 AM
(http://fotos.fotoflexer.com/d8f3a94cb84df2c985fb16657298e5e0.jpg)
Truly, America's institutionalized system of inequality at work:  the fat white guy gets two heaping plate fulls and the black guy gets a single hot dog.
I don't see a fat white guy there? Unless you have a different definition for fat?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on August 18, 2014, 02:05:23 PM
(http://v2lab.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/clinton.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Grizz on August 18, 2014, 06:03:06 PM
Note that corporate Ronald McDonald is fighting WITH the government.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on August 24, 2014, 04:46:13 AM
(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/hefdaddy42/funny/pizzasenate_zpsac300c08.jpg)

Not exactly, but close enough.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on August 28, 2014, 03:40:28 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10580266_766361526743422_688270149822333954_n.jpg?oh=bd450325adde77d86170c2964a46bfdb&oe=546E8993&__gda__=1416826120_753a9cc1b1714ad1a728154636397beb)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on August 28, 2014, 04:28:35 PM
Not all that different than posting something showing "Christian Science" and declaring the world to be just over 6,000 years old.

Scary either way.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on August 28, 2014, 06:03:45 PM
I just made this.

(http://i62.tinypic.com/30tm6c8.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on September 26, 2014, 10:40:53 AM
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/c0.0.402.402/p403x403/72126_10151340555570579_371438047_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Implode on September 26, 2014, 12:14:44 PM
My dad has that hung on his office wall.  ::)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on September 26, 2014, 04:34:04 PM
One of my first memories ever was learning that the earth is round in an Islamic religion class back in Egypt, but I'm used to things working this way; our dumb right wingers strive on pointing out things that dumb Western right wingers say and vice versa :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: El Barto on October 21, 2014, 09:06:26 PM
Since the Supreme Court won't allow cameras during their proceedings and those artist renditions kind of suck, John Oliver crafted alternative footage to accompany the audio files they already release and made it readily available for others to be crafty with. They made great choices for some of the justices, Breyer and Ginsburg in particular. Most of them are actually immediately recognizable as their respective justice.

And while I never saw Alito try to hump Ginsburg, the real justices really are as hyperactive as portrayed here. The only thing missing is Thomas spinning around in his chair and cracking jokes with Breyer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvUzHrRJbXQ

Here's Oliver's introduction to the whole thing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ9prhPV2PI
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on October 22, 2014, 06:04:26 AM
Yeah, I caught that Sunday night.   :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on October 22, 2014, 06:30:06 AM
(http://2damnfunny.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Funny-How-Both-Liberals-Republicans-Think-Nobody-Can-See-Their-Horrible-Media-At-Work.jpg)

(http://madmikesamerica.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/crazy-funny-pictures-of-republicans-on-job-creation.jpg)

(http://afeatheradrift.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/masters.jpg)

Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on October 22, 2014, 07:09:04 AM
lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on October 31, 2014, 09:14:20 AM
(http://fotos.fotoflexer.com/2f0efdb6eb3c0e4e56ea5185a6add9d9.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: eric42434224 on October 31, 2014, 09:17:01 AM
Those are questions you ask a Ouija?  I must have been playing it wrong.

I thought that was the shit you asked the 8 Ball!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Scheavo on October 31, 2014, 12:47:56 PM
What's supposed to be the punchline or joke in that? I mean, I know you can't explain humor very well, but I just don't see how "shall I become president" is supposed to be humorous?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: theseoafs on October 31, 2014, 12:57:57 PM
The joke is that Obama is doing something a kid should do.  I guess.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Grizz on November 02, 2014, 10:18:37 PM
I thought the joke was that Obama was relying on an Ouija to dictate the answers to such questions as policy decisions.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on February 24, 2015, 07:12:02 PM
(http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y393/Prog_Snob/califronia-to-texas-guide.jpg.pagespeed.ce.VFr0HO4dD1RJs-AmezEk_zpscvbajidq.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sycsa on March 17, 2015, 03:28:45 AM
Funny. It also reminded me of a George Carlin standup, where he pointed out how euphemisms bloat up the speech.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on March 17, 2015, 08:12:47 AM
Funny. It also reminded me of a George Carlin standup, where he pointed out how euphemisms bloat up the speech.

I remember that rant of his too.  I'm trying to remember some of the examples he used.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sycsa on March 18, 2015, 06:25:31 AM
Funny. It also reminded me of a George Carlin standup, where he pointed out how euphemisms bloat up the speech.

I remember that rant of his too.  I'm trying to remember some of the examples he used.
He touches upon it in several bits, but this one is the most comprehensive of them all: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuEQixrBKCc
From shell shock to post traumatic stress disorder in 4 easy steps. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on March 18, 2015, 07:05:57 AM
Funny. It also reminded me of a George Carlin standup, where he pointed out how euphemisms bloat up the speech.

I remember that rant of his too.  I'm trying to remember some of the examples he used.
He touches upon it in several bits, but this one is the most comprehensive of them all: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuEQixrBKCc
From shell shock to post traumatic stress disorder in 4 easy steps. :biggrin:

 :lol  I miss that man. 

This isn't the one with the airplane euphemisms but still great.

"Get on the plane. Get on the plane."

"Fuck you.  I'm getting IN the plane.  Let Evil Knievel get on the plane."

Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sycsa on March 18, 2015, 07:23:04 AM
Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46fOtLfYC4Q :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on March 18, 2015, 07:28:27 AM
Not sure why I laughed so hard at this.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/692x692q90/913/vBeNL8.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on March 18, 2015, 09:11:13 AM
 :lol

Probably true.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on March 18, 2015, 09:13:26 AM
I hear him saying it with a lisp.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on March 21, 2015, 05:17:34 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XBb1BSW0xQE/VQsuA3PohHI/AAAAAAAAOA8/7O3Tuxi80KA/s1600/Starbucks%2Bsm.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on March 21, 2015, 05:25:02 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nTrif3iL0RU/VQsZeq3EpsI/AAAAAAAAOAs/zq9y8luun3s/s1600/Crappuccino%2Bsm.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on March 22, 2015, 10:35:53 AM
I'm not really getting that last one.

The last panel should be Steve King, not the President.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on March 29, 2015, 12:02:48 AM
I'm not really getting that last one.
Get it yet?  Pretty straight forward.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on March 29, 2015, 05:16:08 AM
I'm not really getting that last one.
Get it yet?  Pretty straight forward.
No.  Last I checked, he was only pissed at ONE Jew.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on March 29, 2015, 12:36:05 PM
I'm not really getting that last one.
Get it yet?  Pretty straight forward.
No.  Last I checked, he was only pissed at ONE Jew.
Ok.  Not going to debate humor.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on March 30, 2015, 11:44:12 AM
OK.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: El Barto on March 30, 2015, 11:59:33 AM
Not sure why I laughed so hard at this.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/692x692q90/913/vBeNL8.jpg)
Or whatwhat, or whowho, depending on whether or not he'd taken his meds.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on March 30, 2015, 12:10:20 PM
lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on March 30, 2015, 12:57:19 PM
 :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on June 05, 2015, 03:01:55 PM
(https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/11392775_10206832253953270_3107505458007474362_n.jpg?oh=daf5f68a76bff487eca751e7346e1328&oe=55FC6BC4)
Caption this
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: eric42434224 on June 05, 2015, 03:09:24 PM
(https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/11392775_10206832253953270_3107505458007474362_n.jpg?oh=daf5f68a76bff487eca751e7346e1328&oe=55FC6BC4)
Caption this

Joe Camel
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 06, 2015, 08:01:19 AM
(https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/11392775_10206832253953270_3107505458007474362_n.jpg?oh=daf5f68a76bff487eca751e7346e1328&oe=55FC6BC4)
Caption this
goddammit
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: kingshmegland on June 06, 2015, 08:05:49 AM
That is why,


1.  I don't tuck in my shirts.
2.  I never wear pants or shorts above my gut.
3.  Alex Lifeson taught me on the back of 2112 to never wear tight pants to avoid camel toe.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on June 06, 2015, 11:06:02 AM
Lets hope he decides to stay a man.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on June 06, 2015, 12:20:05 PM
"I'm too sexy for my pants, too sexy for my pants...hey ladies, want to dance!"
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: El Barto on June 25, 2015, 01:03:18 PM
I'll just leave this here, since it's funnier than any joke posted thus far:

http://www.rawstory.com/2015/06/montana-republican-noah-was-600-years-old-when-he-build-the-ark-so-why-do-americans-need-retirement/
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: kingshmegland on June 25, 2015, 04:49:00 PM
Jeez. It's not even funny when people believe that.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Cedar redaC on June 25, 2015, 05:37:22 PM
I had a German teacher in high school who was getting pretty old. Occasionally, one of his students would ask about when he was going to retire. His answer usually went something like this: "You know who invented retirement? Some guy who didn't like his job. I like my job, so why would I retire? I'll tell you when I'll retire. I'll be teaching class one day, and then I'll yell out the German word for heart attack and then I'll die."

He was (and still continues to be) one of the schools most-beloved teachers.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on June 26, 2015, 07:51:14 AM
Jeez. It's not even funny when people believe that.

Wayyyyy funnier than "We have to pass the bill to know what is in it!".  (And yes, I have read the entire speech, and know the context.  Still doesn't excuse that the tactic was "ram this through and figure it out later" while businesses and people pay for it.).  At least you know this guy isn't dealing with all six strings on his guitar and can vote accordingly.   
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: kingshmegland on June 26, 2015, 07:56:54 AM
It shocks me when I read anyone talk like that.  How do people for for someone who says that?!  Makes me wonder about a lot of people, sad to say.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on June 26, 2015, 08:12:55 AM
It shocks me when I read anyone talk like that.  How do people for for someone who says that?!  Makes me wonder about a lot of people, sad to say.

I'm just curious, but why?   Isn't it just the fact that people have different beliefs?  How is that any different than that girl in Philadelphia that voted for Obama because she thought she was going to get free gasoline as a result? 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: kingshmegland on June 26, 2015, 08:47:37 AM
Yeah, it's the shocking reality that some politician says that Moses lived for 600 years of that a person can believe that once Obama was in office that she would not have to pay taxes anymore.  I guess it's a bit scary that common sense is thrown out the door.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on June 26, 2015, 09:06:25 AM
It shocks me when I read anyone talk like that.  How do people for for someone who says that?!  Makes me wonder about a lot of people, sad to say.

I'm just curious, but why?   Isn't it just the fact that people have different beliefs?  How is that any different than that girl in Philadelphia that voted for Obama because she thought she was going to get free gasoline as a result?

It's different because the girl is just stupid and doesn't have the slightest concept of economics. Thankfully, she won't be writing legislation any time soon. The politician, someone who should be using data and evidence to make decisions for this nation, proudly declares that he believes that a 600 year old man built a boat (we'll ignore the insane amount of resources that would have been needed for such a project) that fit two of every creature on it, despite the fact that many creatures would have had to cross oceans (kangaroos) or survive in conditions which were the exact opposite from which they came (penguins) just to get to the boat. He then managed to keep them all alive, somehow sustaining the lions while preserving the zebras, and then figured out a way to circumvent all of the problems with inbreeding. All the animals got off the boat to a land with no vegetation left, yet they still managed to flourish, repopulating the exact same regions of the world from which their species originated. They did this without leaving a single bone out of place in the fossil records. The politician chooses to adhere to a story written by a couple guys who didn't know where the sun went at night.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on June 26, 2015, 10:16:52 AM
It shocks me when I read anyone talk like that.  How do people for for someone who says that?!  Makes me wonder about a lot of people, sad to say.

I'm just curious, but why?   Isn't it just the fact that people have different beliefs?  How is that any different than that girl in Philadelphia that voted for Obama because she thought she was going to get free gasoline as a result?

It's different because the girl is just stupid and doesn't have the slightest concept of economics. Thankfully, she won't be writing legislation any time soon. The politician, someone who should be using data and evidence to make decisions for this nation, proudly declares that he believes that a 600 year old man built a boat (we'll ignore the insane amount of resources that would have been needed for such a project) that fit two of every creature on it, despite the fact that many creatures would have had to cross oceans (kangaroos) or survive in conditions which were the exact opposite from which they came (penguins) just to get to the boat. He then managed to keep them all alive, somehow sustaining the lions while preserving the zebras, and then figured out a way to circumvent all of the problems with inbreeding. All the animals got off the boat to a land with no vegetation left, yet they still managed to flourish, repopulating the exact same regions of the world from which their species originated. They did this without leaving a single bone out of place in the fossil records. The politician chooses to adhere to a story written by a couple guys who didn't know where the sun went at night.

I'm really struggling to see the difference.   SOMEONE put that guy in office.   He could think the moon is made of cheese, the election process is there to vet those people.   I see no difference between that guy and Obama, except you agree with Obama on more things.  If anything, Obama is worse, because some of his predicates for making decisions are less stark and less easily proved (though no less invalid).

Put it a different way, there is NO difference between the girl who voted for Obama, and the person that voted for that guy.   

Anything else is a substantive discussion about beliefs and political platform, and once you get to that point, ridicule all you want, but he has the right to his beliefs, and you have the right to have your beliefs. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: kingshmegland on June 26, 2015, 10:27:48 AM
Oh, that I agree with. 


It's like what I'm dealing with my father now.  He had MS.  It has affected his thought process.  He can't get words out quickly or talkes about the same things over and over because with his memory gaps, it's what's comfortable.  I know this, but to this day it still hurts to have these conversations.  It's more on a personal level but I do know going in we'll have the same conversation and I should be ready for it, but I'm not.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: El Barto on June 26, 2015, 11:09:35 AM
Put it a different way, there is NO difference between the girl who voted for Obama, and the person that voted for that guy. 
Did Obama ever make free gas part of his platform?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: kingshmegland on June 26, 2015, 11:15:16 AM
No, I do remember seeing a woman on the news with her hands in the air after Obama won in 2008 claiming now that he was president, she wouldn't have to pay taxes anymore.


If only.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: El Barto on June 26, 2015, 11:39:15 AM
No, I do remember seeing a woman on the news with her hands in the air after Obama won in 2008 claiming now that he was president, she wouldn't have to pay taxes anymore.


If only.
Oh, I have no doubt that people thought that they'd get free gas; stupid people abound. But, if he'd come out and promised free gas for all, then I'd naturally call him a liar or a idiot and send my hypothetical vote elsewhere. In the case of this Montana nimrod, I'd call him a jackass and vote for somebody sane.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on June 26, 2015, 01:03:58 PM
AFAIK, he's a candidate ... not somebody actually elected.

I'd look into the context of what he said as opposed to snippets if he were to appear on my ballot.  But he's not, so I won't waste my time.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on June 26, 2015, 01:05:13 PM
Put it a different way, there is NO difference between the girl who voted for Obama, and the person that voted for that guy. 
Did Obama ever make free gas part of his platform?

No, but I was living in Queen's Village in Philly then (on 2nd Street) and they had mobile cams set up over by the Art Museum, and while I was watching the news they interviewed this girl on Ben Franklin Boulevard and that is what she said.  I heard it with my own ears, and it was on YouTube for a while.

(By the way, it's not unreasonable that I know these details.  I know where I was living because of the date, and if you know Philly, you know that the Art Museum is where the "events" are; that's where the New Year's Eve celebrations are, and that's where the people congregated and where Mayor Nutter spoke the night of the election. It should be noted that HIS comments included the comment "We've waited 400 years for this day to happen".   One can only surmise that it was less about politics or advancements within the then 232-year old country, and more about race.)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 26, 2015, 01:18:28 PM
Awful lot of non-humor on this page.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: kingshmegland on June 26, 2015, 02:48:44 PM
Awful lot of non-humor on this page.

My bad.  Dumb people blow my mind. You'd think I'd be the last person serious.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 26, 2015, 02:51:50 PM
Yes, I think you are the last person serious.

What?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on June 26, 2015, 03:13:37 PM
Awful lot of non-humor on this page.

My bad.  Dumb people blow my mind. You'd think I'd be the last person serious.

Wha?  Free gasoline is wicked funny.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: kingshmegland on June 26, 2015, 03:17:19 PM
It is but I've heard so many stories like that now I'm a little numb to it.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on June 26, 2015, 03:42:09 PM
Perhaps the political humor should be left to things that were meant to be funny?  Otherwise, it will just turn into another war of ideologies debate.

For example, a cartoon or satirical article on the Noah retirement thing would be political humor, but just quoting a politician and saying "that's crazy" is more just to create a political wedge.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Podaar on June 26, 2015, 04:47:29 PM
http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/scalia-arrested-trying-to-burn-down-supreme-court

Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 27, 2015, 06:56:41 AM
http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/scalia-arrested-trying-to-burn-down-supreme-court

Quote
Back at the Supreme Court, Justice Scalia’s colleagues said they hoped he would get the help he needed, except for Justice Clarence Thomas, who said nothing.

I lol'd
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Podaar on August 14, 2015, 02:06:59 PM
[urlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG6fhub9HDQ]I'm running for Parliament![/url]
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on August 18, 2015, 10:17:24 AM
(https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/11233773_10203796164179301_2621115415574036358_n.jpg?oh=3d3b61a2f752d6312ca4e17ab3aebf1a&oe=563DBC02)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on August 24, 2015, 11:19:37 AM
(https://img.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=https://img.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_908w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2015/08/22/National-Politics/Images/484797712-5475.jpg&w=1484)

So much in this picture. I love the sign. Is her name Lord?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on August 24, 2015, 11:31:07 AM
That is wonderful.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on August 24, 2015, 11:40:30 AM
I don't like judging people. I try to give people the benefit of the doubt as much as I can. That woman holding her baby out for Trump to touch... Look at her face. It screams insanity.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on August 24, 2015, 12:10:41 PM
I don't like judging people. I try to give people the benefit of the doubt as much as I can. That woman holding her baby out for Trump to touch... Look at her face. It screams insanity.

Haha, I thought the same thing.   But what's worse?  That, or the guy next to her taking the photo; I'm betting that that screen is 65% pink-shirt-covered boob, and the other 35% is red-hat-covered-boob Trump.

(No, I don't think Trump is a boob; I just couldn't resist the joke).
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on August 24, 2015, 12:12:58 PM
My favorite is the girl (or long haired male) to Trump's left with her back toward him so she could take a selfie.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on August 25, 2015, 04:35:25 PM
(http://www.duniamagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/bernie-sanders-rally.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on August 25, 2015, 05:07:38 PM
Take the Sanders hate to the 2016 thread.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on August 25, 2015, 05:18:22 PM
Like clockwork
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on August 26, 2015, 06:13:41 AM
I'm just not understanding the humor element. It may very well be hysterical, I just don't understand it. Kind of like British humor to most people I guess. I'm going to try and see if I understand your sense of humor. Is it in Bernie's arms? Is the picture funny because they are up? Let me know if I'm getting this right.

(http://a.abcnews.com/images/Politics/AP_jeb_bush_2_jt_150218_16x9_992.jpg)
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/lr1foau8zsxbsfjmjxli.jpg)
(http://static.politifact.com.s3.amazonaws.com/politifact%2Fphotos%2Fap296695895542-6d8a55dfee788b1b6f02af44a77723e9becdd0cc-s1200_1.jpg)
(http://www.postandcourier.com/storyimage/CP/20130903/PC16/130909839/AR/0/AR-130909839.jpg&maxw=400&q=90?ver=201309031806)
(http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2011/images/09/30/t1larg.huckabee45.gi.file.jpg)
(http://www.thenation.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/jindal_vp_ap_img_0.jpg)
(https://bossip.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/rand-paul.jpg)
(http://www.redstate.com/uploads/2015/07/rick-perry2.jpg)
(http://cdn.buzzpo.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Marco-Rubio-2.jpg)
(http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/auburnpub.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/e/f8/ef8e3184-f179-11e1-af92-0019bb2963f4/503d725a8c077.preview-620.jpg)
(http://www.lovebscott.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Donald-Trump.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on August 26, 2015, 07:42:36 AM
We need captions for those photos, STAT!!!!

What do you think each guy is saying/describing?

Jeb:  "Take my brother.  PLEASE."
Chris:  "The turkey was only THIS BIG.  You call that a Thanksgiving turkey?  Not in Jersey!"

Rand Paul is clearly describing boobies, and I'm pretty sure Rick Perry is defending the size of his jimmy.   

The rest, I don't speak sign language. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on August 26, 2015, 06:11:01 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CNXBB8iUwAADw05.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on August 28, 2015, 01:28:26 PM
Take the Sanders hate to the 2016 thread.
Why, do you want to share the wealth?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on August 28, 2015, 01:28:40 PM
(https://mps110.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/sarahpalinshooting1.gif)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on September 05, 2015, 08:59:12 PM
(http://www.realclearpolitics.com/cartoons/images/2015/08/31/michael_ramirez_michael_ramirez_for_08312015_5_.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: MondayMorningLunatic on September 07, 2015, 10:46:42 PM
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10995458_787274424684571_873002680581955277_n.jpg?oh=74b53b39c1eab2804da7d830877ef594&oe=566248B2)

(http://41.media.tumblr.com/1e27d9d5a193ce10b6f02261bb40b115/tumblr_mkrctiJCQn1qap3vjo1_1280.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-C3E582AeyAg/VdlCB6m927I/AAAAAAAAPSs/RT4yeXxnKGQ/s1600/Mohammed-5.jpg)

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/13353_844623812282965_22576789475095830_n.jpg?oh=f3696fda867fae30d17a652a4cdccccc&oe=566509FF)

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/11822867_869329206479092_4269262670473710859_n.jpg?oh=f5693e19a6a1281fd33833681bf48817&oe=56674AFE)

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/11800233_866679653410714_1935075469395648013_n.jpg?oh=cebd38af8c0ba327c3e6eee1456bc706&oe=566D7DC1)

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10612819_788231181255562_1368271970753483960_n.jpg?oh=ee122f391563e1b01893a7ca44e8a2d4&oe=566A59FF)

(http://40.media.tumblr.com/33bf680524b902a54a43cd63a225005e/tumblr_mkjujjripd1qap3vjo1_1280.jpg)

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11903980_879104362168243_5387797457486249758_n.jpg?oh=7e4fe618960b0f5aee5a42df76e07a7e&oe=56624B18)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Implode on September 08, 2015, 12:09:07 AM
Ah, yes. Lowest common denominator humor that throws vulnerable minority's under the bus. Hilarious.  I bet you're a huge Adam Sandler fan.

Take the Sanders hate to the 2016 thread.
Why, do you want to share the wealth?

I laughed. :clap:
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on September 08, 2015, 06:25:13 AM

(http://41.media.tumblr.com/1e27d9d5a193ce10b6f02261bb40b115/tumblr_mkrctiJCQn1qap3vjo1_1280.jpg)


I get that this is supposed to be funny and all, but if anyone actually thinks Obama is a worse person than Kim, they need to have their head examined.

For the record;

- The prison population decreased (nearly 10,000 inmates) for the first time since 1980 under Obama.
- Every president since 1945 has had a nuclear weapon on standby
- Children never died as a result of war under any president other than Obama. Can you believe that no children died in either Hiroshima or Nagasaki when we turned them to glass?
- Civilian death list? Source please.

Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on September 08, 2015, 11:25:45 AM
(http://fotos.fotoflexer.com/788e622ad514d0cdc9ab1515645aaff9.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on September 08, 2015, 11:28:40 AM
Ah, yes. Lowest common denominator humor that throws vulnerable minority's under the bus. Hilarious.  I bet you're a huge Adam Sandler fan.

Take the Sanders hate to the 2016 thread.
Why, do you want to share the wealth?

I laughed. :clap:
All humor matters
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on September 08, 2015, 12:12:28 PM


I get that this is supposed to be funny and all, but if anyone actually thinks Obama is a worse person than Kim, they need to have their head examined.



Listen, you and I are compadres on this, believe me.  I haven't seen one (well, there is ONE) funny thing on here, and I have to keep reminding myself "it's HUMOR!, lighten up, Francis!" but almost all of them stretch the truth to get to their 'funny' and in my view, it has a lot to do with where you fall on the political spectrum.   It just seems like taste, decorum, and any kind of respect goes out them windows when politics are concerned.   I mean, really, a president's head in the cross sights of a rifle?  C'mon.  But you can buy T-shirts of that right now if you Google the right thing, and it's "all meant in fun".  Wha????
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on September 08, 2015, 04:47:28 PM

(http://41.media.tumblr.com/1e27d9d5a193ce10b6f02261bb40b115/tumblr_mkrctiJCQn1qap3vjo1_1280.jpg)


I get that this is supposed to be funny and all, but if anyone actually thinks Obama is a worse person than Kim, they need to have their head examined.
I get that this is the humor thread.  Stadler seems to get that this is the humor thread.  Tick seems to get that this is the humor thread.  I'm seeing a pattern here.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Implode on September 08, 2015, 06:49:09 PM
To be fair, regardless of political standings, it's not exactly the funniest joke. :P
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on September 08, 2015, 07:38:01 PM
To be fair, regardless of political standings, it's not exactly the funniest joke. :P

The thread is full of not funny jokes.  I think it is funny when people try to bring reason (from their perspective) to a joke. 

And it seems very clear that political standing determines the measure of the joke.  The bottom of the barrel to me seem to be movement scenes (almost everything in life) with an odd pause frame (which is usually most pause frames).

Pause TV to get something.  Oh look.  He's closing his eyes.  Looks like he is falling asleep.  He looks like he's going crazy.  She looks unhinged ... confused ... on drugs.  Press play.  Seems pretty normal.  It would probably be one of the things that bother me the most if I were a politician.  Picking a still picture to make the candidate they like to look saintly and the other to look like a raving lunatic, even though it could have went the other way a couple clicks later.

But this is the humor thread.  Trying to fact check humor is pretty small.  "That's an exaggeration."  No shit.  It's a joke.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Cedar redaC on September 08, 2015, 10:02:38 PM
Exactly. The real discussion rightfully belongs in the rest of the P/R forum. This thread is about entertainment. That said, I'm not a fan of making fun of people, and I think there is plenty of good-natured political humor that doesn't have to bully a person/group/party/philosophy to be humorous.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on September 09, 2015, 11:08:08 AM
EVERYTHING I post in this thread is 100% certified funny. :tup

but other stuff isn't. I just don't really like to point out that the Obama/Chung King meme wasn't really humor...IMO
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on September 09, 2015, 11:40:38 AM
(http://www.frugal-cafe.com/public_html/frugal-blog/frugal-cafe-blogzone/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/joe-biden-democracy-grow-up-political-humor.jpg)
(http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Political_83669e_2773774.jpg)
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/f0/fd/da/f0fdda0279ae666cb7cf61faf3fea485.jpg)
(http://www.politicalavenue.com/freepoliticalebooks/books/EXTRA/PIC-joe-biden-ice-cream-truck-lmaobama-political-humor-from-www-politicalavenue-com.jpg)
(http://www.drudge.cc/image4.JPG)
(http://www.willisms.com/archives/tenways.gif)
(http://www.rantpolitical.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Rep20QM.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on September 09, 2015, 12:43:02 PM
Except that humor is supposed to touch the common denominator. Cross lines.  You're supposed to listen to George Carlin and say "whoa, why didn't I think of that?", whether you're a hippie or work in corporate America, or Jerry Seinfeld and say "Whoa, how did he notice that? And now that he says it, he's right!" whether you have time to worry about the parking space you're in or not, or Louis CK and say "Wow, that is some fucked up shit" whether you've even have a sister, let alone thought about spanking it to her, or Jim Gaffigan and say "Aww, isn't that cute" whether you have kids or not.

This is just "Uh, okay, you're making [bald faced lies/funny pictures] of my guy, so I'll make [bald faced lies/funny pictures] about your guy".   Contrast that with SNL where EVERYONE laughed at Daryl Hammond's Clinton, or Carvey's Bush Sr., or Farrell's Bush Jr., or whatever her name is now's Hillary.   
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on September 15, 2015, 02:52:35 PM
One thing most of us may actually be able to agree on;
Maybe MML shouldn't have a picture of someone about to gun down innocent people on camera in a humor thread? (Last image in his most recent post there, if anyone is wondering/lucky enough to have not seen that video).
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: MondayMorningLunatic on September 17, 2015, 03:59:22 AM
One thing most of us may actually be able to agree on;
Maybe MML shouldn't have a picture of someone about to gun down innocent people on camera in a humor thread? (Last image in his most recent post there, if anyone is wondering/lucky enough to have not seen that video).

It's to illustrate a point about what a weakling Sanders is.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: MondayMorningLunatic on September 17, 2015, 04:00:32 AM
The great Vox Day just shared this. A few DTF'ers would do well to study this image until the message sinks in:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/COiK3k_U8AAt6et.png)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on September 17, 2015, 10:00:08 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/AIrHfhu.png)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on September 19, 2015, 08:10:38 AM
(http://fotos.fotoflexer.com/73057ce6198dc77e60202f5b3277db34.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Implode on September 19, 2015, 08:56:38 AM
:lol I can imagine them having a beer together and just saying, "Man, this country sucks."
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Genowyn on September 19, 2015, 10:02:20 AM
The great Vox Day

This explains SO MUCH
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on September 19, 2015, 03:57:25 PM
The great Vox Day just shared this. A few DTF'ers would do well to study this image until the message sinks in:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/COiK3k_U8AAt6et.png)

Unless you think Mexicans are going to slaughter white people en masse, this isn't really a similar situation.
Mexican immigrants also don't have some of the most powerful empires in the world backing them, and their intentions are drastically different (impoverished people looking for better lives for their families aren't exactly the British Empire circa the 16/1700s).
Plus, the US isn't 100% white to begin with.

Also, interactions between various First Nations and European nations were quite varied. For instance, the French and First Nations belonging to the Wabanaki Confederacy actually got along quite well, with many French settles adapting quite a bit to Indigenous ways of life.

Your insistence that anything that isn't traditional white american culture is bad is really unsettling.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Genowyn on September 19, 2015, 04:05:34 PM
I think it's actually talking about Muslims, not Mexicans.


Your insistence that anything that isn't traditional white american culture is bad is really unsettling.

Consider the source here. Look up Vox Day if you're not familiar with the guy.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on September 19, 2015, 07:59:39 PM
I think it's actually talking about Muslims, not Mexicans.


Your insistence that anything that isn't traditional white american culture is bad is really unsettling.

Consider the source here. Look up Vox Day if you're not familiar with the guy.

I will look him up, though I'm guessing in advance that this is going to be one of those things where I was happier not knowing about it.

Something I'll concede; I am in part going for a cheap shot instead of actually having a discussion.

I may regret asking this, but MML, why are you concerned about people from other cultures coming to the United States? Isn't the US supposed to pride itself on being a free, constantly changing society that accepts all kinds and welcomes immigrants with open arms? Honestly, compared to the conflict between some groups of early European immigrants, I can't imagine anything particularly bad happening as a result of modern immigration to the US.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Kwyjibo on September 21, 2015, 06:58:55 AM
The great Vox Day just shared this. A few DTF'ers would do well to study this image until the message sinks in:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/COiK3k_U8AAt6et.png)

You omit one or two basic facts and it sounds plausible, that's good propaganda.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on September 21, 2015, 08:01:12 AM

I may regret asking this, but MML, why are you concerned about people from other cultures coming to the United States? Isn't the US supposed to pride itself on being a free, constantly changing society that accepts all kinds and welcomes immigrants with open arms? Honestly, compared to the conflict between some groups of early European immigrants, I can't imagine anything particularly bad happening as a result of modern immigration to the US.

Not at all taking MML's side or defending him/her, but as a general point, be careful.   There is a world apart from what you wrote there - describing almost every wave of immigration from 1776 through, let's for arguments' sake say 1980 (though that is arbitrary) and what we're dealing with today.   

The European immigrants - and full disclosure I am only two generations removed from the people in my family that got on the boat and made it through Ellis Island - came here with the intention of being part of that melting pot.  Of making concessions and compromises in order to receive and accept that which this country had to offer.   They assimilated language (my Dad spoke Polish up until grade school, and then it was English or don't talk.   He regrets not remembering more of the Polish, but his obligation was to do his part).   They worked the jobs they had to work to build something.   All my grandparents generation worked in machine shops and the like.   Many joined the military to contribute (my great uncle was in Jimmy Carter's graduating class at Annapolis; that yearbook is like gold in our family).  They made it a requirement that their kids finish high school, and (for the boys, okay, we weren't perfect) at least give college a try.   They made sure they had paperwork.  They made sure they took the oath.  And so what if a couple letters got chopped from the name, so what if they had to move around a little bit (I've got family in Pennsylvania, New York, and Connecticut in terms of where the immigrants settled), it was the price they paid for assimilation, and what they felt they had to contribute in order to avail themselves of the benefits of living in this great nation of ours.

If you can tell me with a straight face that the immigrants we're talking about are doing that (and I can tell you from personal experience that you cannot) then you're probably right.  Trump came off xenophobic in how he said it, and it doesn't trump Rubio and Bush's points on the same subject, but he had a symbolic point with his comment about the national language being "English".  It's called a "social contract" for a reason, and the operative word is "contract".  Without consideration from BOTH sides, it is not a contract it is a gift. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on September 24, 2015, 11:44:25 AM
When I say 'early European immigrants', I'm mainly talking about Europeans who came over in the 1600s and 1700s. That's the strawman argument MML was using.
What I was getting at is that I don't see any group of immigrants coming to the US and attempting a violent takeover like what the English attempted against many First Nations and against French colonists.

MML seemed to feel that there was an inherent risk from people immigrating to the US and retaining some of their own culture. That there was some vague risk being imposed against 'traditional' American culture (whatever the heck that means). I was disagreeing with that.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on September 24, 2015, 03:36:07 PM
(http://fotos.fotoflexer.com/6cc2fd7e12da090767ae1b5f72ef6181.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on September 24, 2015, 04:15:34 PM
 :lol :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: portnoy311 on September 24, 2015, 05:58:53 PM
One thing most of us may actually be able to agree on;
Maybe MML shouldn't have a picture of someone about to gun down innocent people on camera in a humor thread? (Last image in his most recent post there, if anyone is wondering/lucky enough to have not seen that video).

It's to illustrate a point about what a weakling Sanders is.


I'm just now seeing this. You're using an innocent woman seconds before she was murdered as a "joke" about a politician who literally had nothing at all to do with anything involved in the situation. That was honestly way, way over any lines of even decent human behavior.


for the record, the Walmartyrs and the can haz cheeseburgers are my favorites so far.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on September 25, 2015, 12:41:19 PM
(http://fotos.fotoflexer.com/34ca044b510201684b996e60cbd23f95.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jammindude on September 25, 2015, 02:45:56 PM
Speaking of which.

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r47/jammindude/WTReligionPolitics_zpsa9brjf7v.jpg~original)


BTW...this isn't shopped.   This is the actual cover of the May 1st 2012 issue.   I just thought the similarities were hilarious.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on September 25, 2015, 08:38:23 PM
The two tenors
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on September 26, 2015, 11:41:58 AM
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/12019797_10153643855379605_658244725660324455_n.jpg?oh=c87d68710967721ecb1f009b2ac22f7f&oe=5694FAA0)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on September 26, 2015, 04:16:04 PM
It's dismaying, the amount of animosity the American news media has been able to direct at the poor and less fortunate.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on September 28, 2015, 06:34:38 AM
This is all kinds of perfect.

http://i.imgur.com/bCaFXO5.gifv
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on September 28, 2015, 09:43:36 AM
It's dismaying, the amount of animosity the American news media has been able to direct at the poor and less fortunate.

Not sure what "American news media" you're talking about.  It's quite the opposite here where I am.  If any intangible, undefinable bloc controls this upcoming election it's the "poor and less fortunate".    We're getting to the point where it's overwhelming the conversation.   I am not saying that accounting for the poor and less fortunate is bad - it's not at all - but when you focus so heavily on one variable, you tend to lose sight of the other variables, and the possibility of "unintended consequences" or "blowback" increases exponentially.   It's a big part of my beef with both the ACA and minimum wage.  What could be more simplistic than the concept of "minimum wage".   And it wasn't a month after that the exact outcome the critics highlighted (and then were attacked for for being "insensitive") came to be:  yep, they'll get more money per hour, but the hours would be cut so that the net income would be the same (and actually, for ANY benefit that is earned on a per hour basis, they are worse off). 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jammindude on September 28, 2015, 10:15:31 AM
It's dismaying, the amount of animosity the American news media has been able to direct at the poor and less fortunate.

Not sure what "American news media" you're talking about.  It's quite the opposite here where I am.  If any intangible, undefinable bloc controls this upcoming election it's the "poor and less fortunate".    We're getting to the point where it's overwhelming the conversation.   I am not saying that accounting for the poor and less fortunate is bad - it's not at all - but when you focus so heavily on one variable, you tend to lose sight of the other variables, and the possibility of "unintended consequences" or "blowback" increases exponentially.   It's a big part of my beef with both the ACA and minimum wage.  What could be more simplistic than the concept of "minimum wage".   And it wasn't a month after that the exact outcome the critics highlighted (and then were attacked for for being "insensitive") came to be:  yep, they'll get more money per hour, but the hours would be cut so that the net income would be the same (and actually, for ANY benefit that is earned on a per hour basis, they are worse off).

We're going to get off topic, but I couldn't find a thread for it.

I agree with the general idea that minimum wage doesn't necessarily *HAVE* to be a living wage like some people argue.   But it is indicative a larger (and growing) problem.

A more accurate gauge is a meme I just saw the other day (but can't find at the moment) of a guy who, back in the day, was able to support himself comfortably working full time as an HVAC technician.   Payments on a new truck, rent on a 2 bedroom house, and most of the other typical basic creature comforts.     But because wages have not kept up with inflation, that same job will just barely allow one to get by.    We're not talking about burger flippers here.  We're talking about reasonable full time jobs that used to reasonably support a family.     The amount of money that it takes to support a family in comfort these days is completely out of control.    You have to be deep into the 6-figure income to be able to afford the things that a common full time trade job used to be able to get by on. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on September 28, 2015, 10:59:28 AM
You have to be deep into the 6-figure income to be able to afford the things that a common full time trade job used to be able to get by on.

My girlfriend and I collectively make $98,000 per year. On a good month, we're lucky to put $300 into savings (not counting our 401Ks and other investments). I couldn't fathom throwing kids into the mix. It blows my mind thinking of a time when one parent working on an assembly line could keep an entire family housed and fed.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on September 28, 2015, 11:20:41 AM

A more accurate gauge is a meme I just saw the other day (but can't find at the moment) of a guy who, back in the day, was able to support himself comfortably working full time as an HVAC technician.   Payments on a new truck, rent on a 2 bedroom house, and most of the other typical basic creature comforts.     But because wages have not kept up with inflation, that same job will just barely allow one to get by.    We're not talking about burger flippers here.  We're talking about reasonable full time jobs that used to reasonably support a family.     The amount of money that it takes to support a family in comfort these days is completely out of control.    You have to be deep into the 6-figure income to be able to afford the things that a common full time trade job used to be able to get by on.

But - and not to argue with your specific points, but to show that it is FAR more complex than "raise pay!", the IDEA of comfort is different.  I've got a seven year old stepson who has ZERO idea of how different "comfort" is today.  He looks at a wiffle bat and ball ($3.99 today at walmart, and which was my desert island toy when I was a kid) with barely disguised contempt as he turns back to his flatscreen TV ($100) and resumes his game of Sonic on Xbox ($49 + $299). 

That's not inflation.   

Granted, there are things that are more expensive; a new car from 1975 SHOULD cost (accounting for inflation) about $15,000, but you're probably looking at something more like $25K for similar features.   

If you're talking about "living wages", we've been hoodwinked into a false standard.   In 1980, when I turned 13, we had a color TV.  And it went from a cable (not "the" cable, but a wire) to an antenna on the roof, and we got 13 channels, plus VHF.  The only cost was the sunk cost of the TV.   Now, I have to pay for the TV, and I have at least $100 a month for JUST basic cable and internet (and I know this, because that is what my other stepson, 22, is paying). 

Inflation HAS brought the amount we earn up, too, albeit not as much.   Median income in '75 was the equivalent of roughly $55K, now it is roughly $52K.  Not huge differences (about $1.44 an hour) and not accountable for what we're talking about.  Gasoline is almost exactly the same (roughly $2.50 a gallon). 

And don't even get me started on smartphones.

But - and not specifically your "HVAC Tech" example - on the flip side, we're demanding that all trades that were valid and of value back in 1975 must not only stay valid today, but be MORE valuable.   I'd love a poll here to see what percentage of people who work and are over the age of 30 are ACTIVELY (meaning, right this minute) and PROACTIVELY (without outside requirement from their current employer) training themselves for a position they couldn't currently hold (or couldn't have held five years ago).   I'd say virtually NONE.  We're simply demanding - we feel entitled to - too much of our current system.  I have personally had conversations with people who didn't take jobs because they would have to "shave their goatee".  Or move (or commute).  One guy said "that's a half an hour drive! I'm not doing that!".   The age of "creature comforts" has changed, so should the age of "doing the same job for the same company in the same location for ever increasing pay".

I would gladly and 100% pay for those that truly can't.  But I'm not interested in paying for those that won't or don't feel like it.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jammindude on September 28, 2015, 11:32:32 AM
Some of the things you're saying I agree with (like shaving a goatee....get over it.  If you have to change your appearance to get a job, just bite the bullet like the rest of us, and do it).

However (and this is partially due to being in Seattle, where traffic is a nightmare), I can relate with not wanting to commute.   I live 45 minutes from downtown Seattle, and that's 90 minutes each way in rush hour traffic.  That is 3 extra hours PER DAY away from my family who honestly needs me.   I'm not saying I don't take work in Seattle.   I have done it, and I may end up doing it again.  But I often hold out for something closer if I can.    If I'm working downtown, I got desperate. 

Time with family is more valuable than the money.   Even if we all have to buckle down and tighten our belts to get by until something better comes along. 

But back on topic.   I'm not sure I agree with the absolute that absolutely EVERYONE who works full time should have a living wage, but I don't think it's an unreasonable principle.   And it's certainly something that history has shown is doable.     I would amend it to say that anyone working full time *at a trade* should be able to earn at least enough to have the basic needs, put a nest egg away, and not have to worry about going bankrupt because a child got sick. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on September 28, 2015, 11:34:39 AM
As someone who spends upwards of three hours a day commuting, I'd happily opt for a 30 minute commute.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on September 28, 2015, 01:39:06 PM
Some of the things you're saying I agree with (like shaving a goatee....get over it.  If you have to change your appearance to get a job, just bite the bullet like the rest of us, and do it).

However (and this is partially due to being in Seattle, where traffic is a nightmare), I can relate with not wanting to commute.   I live 45 minutes from downtown Seattle, and that's 90 minutes each way in rush hour traffic.  That is 3 extra hours PER DAY away from my family who honestly needs me.   I'm not saying I don't take work in Seattle.   I have done it, and I may end up doing it again.  But I often hold out for something closer if I can.    If I'm working downtown, I got desperate. 

Time with family is more valuable than the money.   Even if we all have to buckle down and tighten our belts to get by until something better comes along. 

You and I agree; I was driving about an hour and fifteen each way in Georgia, and I moved to CT for that reason:  not enough hours in the day to spend them in a car. 

But you said the magic words:  buckle down until something better comes along.  To me, "buckle down" doesn't mean "whine about wages and living wage and entitlements".   

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But back on topic.   I'm not sure I agree with the absolute that absolutely EVERYONE who works full time should have a living wage, but I don't think it's an unreasonable principle.   And it's certainly something that history has shown is doable.     I would amend it to say that anyone working full time *at a trade* should be able to earn at least enough to have the basic needs, put a nest egg away, and not have to worry about going bankrupt because a child got sick.

I don't think it's an unreasonable principle, but we've morphed from "living wage" resulting in "food, shelter, clothing" to "living wage" resulting in something much different.  I don't disagree with your last sentence one bit, and would vote to support that, if the mechanism for getting there was appropriate (read:  NOT entitlements). 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jammindude on September 28, 2015, 02:07:41 PM
....and to that last point (about what is considered necessary) I would ask you to hate the game, not the player. 

For example.   There was a time when a car wasn't a necessary item for a job.   You could try to raise an argument for biking or mass transit, but those would be feeble arguments, because they require pretty specific conditions.    Nowadays, having a car (at least on the west coast) is an absolute necessity for gaining employment.

Having internet access has become very similar.   In fact (even though I think it's technically illegal) most box stores no longer have paper applications any more. 

People have tossed around the idea of making it a "utility" like a phone....I'd be curious as to what you think about that proposal, but at this point I think we need a thread for this discussion and maybe the relevant posts moved over.   I'm just not sure what you'd call it, but maybe a mod could do that.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on September 28, 2015, 03:08:56 PM
 :rollin :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on September 28, 2015, 03:40:38 PM
:rollin :lol

While this is certainly a mature and reasoned argument on its own, would you mind elaborating a bit?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jammindude on September 28, 2015, 03:42:21 PM
:rollin :lol

While this is certainly a mature and reasoned argument on its own, would you mind elaborating a bit?

I was confused as well.  There were several points made, so I'm not sure if he was laughing at one of the points, all of the points, something earlier, or maybe just the fact that a serious topic got brought up in the political humor thread.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Genowyn on September 28, 2015, 03:55:28 PM
I believe he was making that "This sure is funny stuff in the humour thread" joke.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on September 28, 2015, 04:05:03 PM
I feel like it's much more difficult for a potential employer to contact you if you don't have regular access to a phone and/or email.
I'd also be willing to move this discussion to a different thread if someone would like to make one.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on September 29, 2015, 01:36:23 PM
Mike Tyson for President (https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=1&v=WFv1zJEAD_E)
An oldie but goodie
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on September 29, 2015, 11:27:26 PM
Donald Trump South Park episode (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHNk0-7hW3U)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on September 30, 2015, 11:40:52 AM
Joe Biden digests and reacts to last 2 pages of this thread...
(http://fotos.fotoflexer.com/d53d678b0126f7a346632dd7cbd0eb17.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on October 01, 2015, 12:18:48 AM
Joe Biden digests and reacts to last 2 pages of this thread...
Judging by the last pane, he really liked the Tyson for President and Trump "took our jobs" posts.   :hat
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on October 01, 2015, 12:41:58 AM
(http://www.ceasefire.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/russiaus-1024x727.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on October 02, 2015, 02:27:22 PM
(http://thechronicleherald.ca/sites/default/files/imagecache/ch_article_main_image/bm_cartoon/Bruce%2010%2002%202015%20RGB.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on October 03, 2015, 07:53:40 AM
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/993409_10151718863346840_59477605_n.jpg?oh=73d8b8be4e2e775a5ccbabe1d7b9ea0e&oe=56A63E64)

Funny because it's true.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Genowyn on October 03, 2015, 09:48:30 AM
It's funny because they don't actually understand how debt works on a national scale and the difference between personal and national debt.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on October 03, 2015, 10:42:08 AM
It's funny because they don't actually understand how debt works on a national scale and the difference between personal and national debt.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.   We don't always agree on the details, but THANK YOU for that (absolutely correct) assessment.

Personal household finances couldn't possibly be more different than the economics of an entire nation (let alone the largest economy in the world).

And no, there isn't an ounce of sarcasm in this post.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on October 03, 2015, 12:21:39 PM
It's funny because they don't actually understand how debt works on a national scale and the difference between personal and national debt.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.   We don't always agree on the details, but THANK YOU for that (absolutely correct) assessment.

Personal household finances couldn't possibly be more different than the economics of an entire nation (let alone the largest economy in the world).

And no, there isn't an ounce of sarcasm in this post.

Stadler, I think we should mark the calendar, because I think we've found a political point that we completely agree on.  ;D
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on October 03, 2015, 12:53:02 PM
It's funny because they don't actually understand how debt works on a national scale and the difference between personal and national debt.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.   We don't always agree on the details, but THANK YOU for that (absolutely correct) assessment.

Personal household finances couldn't possibly be more different than the economics of an entire nation (let alone the largest economy in the world).

And no, there isn't an ounce of sarcasm in this post.

Stadler, I think we should mark the calendar, because I think we've found a political point that we completely agree on.  ;D

There's ice on my front lawn.  Does that have anything to do with it??  :)   

I hope you know, though, that as a general matter, all disagreement is with respect; you're clearly intelligent and well-read, and (to me, anyway) just proves that there are several ways to skin a cat.  As I get older, I'm increasingly more convinced that there is no right answer for everyone (or any meaningful way to be 'on the right side of history' as someone put it not long ago) on these matters.  They are far too complex (and thus the failure of the "household expenses" analogy).
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on October 03, 2015, 09:04:56 PM
It's funny because they don't actually understand how debt works on a national scale and the difference between personal and national debt.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.   We don't always agree on the details, but THANK YOU for that (absolutely correct) assessment.

Personal household finances couldn't possibly be more different than the economics of an entire nation (let alone the largest economy in the world).

And no, there isn't an ounce of sarcasm in this post.

Stadler, I think we should mark the calendar, because I think we've found a political point that we completely agree on.  ;D

There's ice on my front lawn.  Does that have anything to do with it??  :)   

I hope you know, though, that as a general matter, all disagreement is with respect; you're clearly intelligent and well-read, and (to me, anyway) just proves that there are several ways to skin a cat.  As I get older, I'm increasingly more convinced that there is no right answer for everyone (or any meaningful way to be 'on the right side of history' as someone put it not long ago) on these matters.  They are far too complex (and thus the failure of the "household expenses" analogy).
Absolutely. I generally find these discussions interesting, and often enjoyable. I definitely think there's something to be said for people with different views being able to debate things in a civil way.
I know there have been instances in the past where I let myself get a bit more heated than I should have, and I'm glad people here have given me the chance to re-approach those conversation with a cooler head.

While we often disagree, I do respect you, and I look forward to plenty of discussions on all kinds of issues in the future.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on October 04, 2015, 12:32:15 PM
Of course it is different.  I have to actually work for my "revenue".
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on October 04, 2015, 03:36:51 PM
Hillary Supporters Like Trump's Tax Plan (https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=1&v=CsxXty6vEBA)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on October 05, 2015, 07:14:30 AM
I don't know how to post a picture here,  but GREAT cartoon by Chan Lowe yesterday.   A picture of Jesus with his arm around someone, and someone else from the side yelling "A prostitute!!  How could he???"/  Then a picture of the Pope with HIS arm around someone, and someone else from the side yelling "That gay hating court clerk!! How could he???".

And it's pretty clear at this point that the meeting wasn't anything like Davis or her sheister lawyer (who has been caught red-handed lying in her defense before) have indicated.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on October 05, 2015, 12:08:20 PM
(http://assets.amuniversal.com/b08094204af501330c51005056a9545d)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: chknptpie on October 05, 2015, 12:45:24 PM
I don't get it - one provides a service where the other is denying a service. How is there a correlation here?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on October 05, 2015, 12:49:25 PM
*wrong thread*
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on October 05, 2015, 01:04:17 PM
Is that political humor?  If that is an actual Trump thing then it probably is better in the 2016 thread?  I'd talk about the picture itself, but arguing humor is about as humorless as things can get.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on October 05, 2015, 01:24:37 PM
I actually meant to post that in the 2016 thread. Clicked this thread by mistake.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: 73109 on October 05, 2015, 01:41:48 PM
Hillary Supporters Like Trump's Tax Plan (https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=1&v=CsxXty6vEBA)

This is not at all surprising, but that is the American way, isn't it? I think a test to vote is a more serious option that a lot of people would have you believe.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on October 05, 2015, 02:04:38 PM
Hillary Supporters Like Trump's Tax Plan (https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=1&v=CsxXty6vEBA)

This is not at all surprising, but that is the American way, isn't it? I think a test to vote is a more serious option that a lot of people would have you believe.

I liked the guy that said something like "guess I'm gonna have to vote for Trump then."  Of course, that is an over-correction based off one policy issue, but it took some character to say something at least like "my perceptions might have been biased.  Maybe I need to reconsider all the candidates again."  The lady that responded "Oh, I hate him" makes my skin crawl.  She doubled down on stupid.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on October 05, 2015, 03:45:13 PM
I don't get it - one provides a service where the other is denying a service. How is there a correlation here?

Um, perhaps a too literal reading of the idea?  They are both on the wrong side of the majority, from a morals perspective, but the son/man of God embraces them anyway, as one would expect.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on October 05, 2015, 09:04:45 PM
(http://www.usnews.com/dims4/USNEWS/5a057b6/2147483647/thumbnail/766x511%3E/quality/85/?url=%2Fcmsmedia%2F18%2F74289125918e86c90f421e6cc8f8ec%2F856-85)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: portnoy311 on October 05, 2015, 09:28:52 PM
I don't get it - one provides a service where the other is denying a service. How is there a correlation here?

Um, perhaps a too literal reading of the idea?  They are both on the wrong side of the majority, from a morals perspective, but the son/man of God embraces them anyway, as one would expect.

I'm not going to lie, the Pope firing the person who put together his meeting with Davis makes me happy. And not just because I disagree with Davis (I don't think I need to clarify why I do not at all enjoy this woman), but because it doesn't conflict with this Pope's message. He has been as inclusive as possible. Which does clash with Davis. The cartoon falls flat because a more apt comparison would be Jesus putting his arms around a homosexual and Davis being the one heckling them.

Although, I don't really care, and probably shouldn't meddle in what Christianity does or doesn't teach. Any more than the average Joe Schmoe does with Islam, Buddhism, etc.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on October 06, 2015, 06:54:47 AM
@portnoy311, this isn't at you, specifically, because a couple people have commented on this, but why are we telling the cartoonist what message he SHOULD send?  He sent the message he wanted to, and frankly, I think it is better than the messages we apparently want him to send.  We're looking at this Pope and his actions through OUR lenses, and sometimes that isn't the best way to see things, especially when the other actor is (likely) pretty far removed from our experiences. 

I have been clear; I don't support Davis, and believe she should be in jail.  Having said that, I don't at all agree with the mob mentality that "no one should talk to her".  If her message is so abhorrent, if it is so wrong, let her yell it from the top of the mountains.  If you are right, it will be rejected with the vigor and swiftness it deserves.   Have faith in your ideas (presumably they deserve that faith).   
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on October 06, 2015, 07:19:19 AM
I might be entering dangerous territory here, but I'm being serious when I ask this.

I think people would be upset over the Kim Davis thing regardless of circumstance, but do you think her looks are responsible for a lot of the sheer hate the world is showing her? I think it's definitely part of it. I don't think the country even realizes how embedded looks and appearance have become when making judgements on people.

Had Kim Davis looked liked either of these teachers who got caught fucking their students, I think more people would be willing to give her camera time and a chance to speak.

(http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/232715/slide_232715_3069253_free.jpg?1383141617000)
(https://tribwgno.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/shelley-dufresne-mug-2.jpg?w=281)
(http://opinioncenter.li/static/0d9dc33c2b7ab2b06790f4b679616604.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on October 06, 2015, 11:35:16 AM
I might be entering dangerous territory here, but I'm being serious when I ask this.

I think people would be upset over the Kim Davis thing regardless of circumstance, but do you think her looks are responsible for a lot of the sheer hate the world is showing her? I think it's definitely part of it. I don't think the country even realizes how embedded looks and appearance have become when making judgements on people.

Had Kim Davis looked liked either of these teachers who got caught fucking their students, I think more people would be willing to give her camera time and a chance to speak.

(http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/232715/slide_232715_3069253_free.jpg?1383141617000)
(https://tribwgno.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/shelley-dufresne-mug-2.jpg?w=281)
(http://opinioncenter.li/static/0d9dc33c2b7ab2b06790f4b679616604.jpg)
I don't think there's any doubt we live in a superficial world where people are absolutely judged by appearance.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on October 06, 2015, 12:16:45 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IWK4_fb9HTo/TdJ7mQnwBUI/AAAAAAAAAIs/0RjGXoKPVig/s1600/southpark_nice.png)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on October 07, 2015, 09:18:20 AM

I don't think there's any doubt we live in a superficial world where people are absolutely judged by appearance.

I don't think there's any doubt we live in a superficial world where I wish I was back in school again.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on October 07, 2015, 12:16:41 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/9Okei5g.png)

This is in the humor thread because that's a knock off hat. Trumps are actually made in the USA.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on October 08, 2015, 10:26:28 AM
And that is funny, but much like the "comparing household expenses to national economies", I hate that knee-jerk "made in America" stuff too.   We're the best educated, richest country in the world.  We should not be making hats.  We should be making/advancing technology, we should be teaching, we should be administering health care...  That's part of the reason our wages are so low and why we're struggling.  We're fighting to keep crappy jobs instead of setting the bar higher.  Trade for this stuff, don't make it ourselves.   Think of John Petrucci writing and recording door bell chimes instead of the new DT epic.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on October 08, 2015, 10:36:19 AM
I'd rather see people make hats, jeans, t-shirts and sneakers instead of collecting unemployment.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on October 08, 2015, 10:36:36 AM
We shouldn't be making hats?  You totally lost me on this one.  We should have jobs at all levels.  Back to humor.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on October 08, 2015, 10:41:57 AM
Of course, there are no absolutes.  But are either of you married?   Or a part of a club or something?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on October 08, 2015, 10:58:00 AM
Of course, there are no absolutes.  But are either of you married?   Or a part of a club or something?

I own a house with my girlfriend, belong to several R/C clubs, and volunteer as a mentor for six weeks a year as a mentor for a robotics team. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on October 08, 2015, 11:35:56 AM
Of course, there are no absolutes.  But are either of you married?   Or a part of a club or something?

I own a house with my girlfriend, belong to several R/C clubs, and volunteer as a mentor for six weeks a year as a mentor for a robotics team.

Okay; ever have a fund raiser through your R/C club?   You have an in with a guy who has a smoker, so you bring that.   Another guy works at a deli, so he brings the meat.   Third girl has a cousin that works at a liquor store, so she does that.   Fourth guy has a KILLER brisket recipe, so he's on that... and so on.

Does it make sense for you to bring the meat?  Does it make sense for the deli worker to get the liquor?  Does it make sense for the girl to make the brisket?  Of course not.  You go with your strengths, and you go with gets you to the best place the most efficiently.  We have workers that are capable of making high technology goods.   In essence, their skill set is wasted in stitching hats.  Get someone who's maximum skill set is stitching hats to do that, we do what is at our maximum capability, and trade.   

Again, not an absolute thing, but certainly, when you read about companies shifting work around the globe, the knee jerk reaction is "DO IT ALL HERE".  And that is a fallacy.  When you add in the "I'm not going to move!" and the "that work is BENEATH ME!" nonsense, you get into a situation where your idea (the right one, by the way) that we should do SOME work over NO work doesn't actually get put into practice.  Plus, and you know this Chino, when you have States like Connecticut that seem to be doing everything they possibly can to make it as expensive as possible to run a business, how do you justify paying someone $15 an hour to stitch hats?   (With benefits, that costs the company something like $45 dollars per hour).  It's not economically feasible.  It's just not.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on October 08, 2015, 11:46:47 AM
Again, not an absolute thing
Speaking of absolute, you are doing the 180 degree absolute of the "DO IT ALL HERE" crowd.

I've worked in the garment industry on a multi-national level as a purchasing agent.  One of those subsets was embroidery.  It isn't some "old maid" with a needle.  It's being done with extremely expensive machinery run by rather complex software.

There is also a question of quality.  One of my vendors was Madeira USA (http://madeirausa.com/).  So this stuff is still alive in the USA and quite a few jobs are at stake.  On the quality, we carried a line of China Thread.  We carried it for ignorant demands only.   Our sales rep would beg their client not to use it, even though it was the best thread out of China.  It was half the price though, so we'd sell it just so the client could satisfy their curiosity.  The next order was ALWAYS right back to Madeira (out of New Hampshire).

I get offended when people decide that certain jobs are beneath America.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on October 08, 2015, 12:01:22 PM
Of course, there are no absolutes.  But are either of you married?   Or a part of a club or something?

I own a house with my girlfriend, belong to several R/C clubs, and volunteer as a mentor for six weeks a year as a mentor for a robotics team.

Okay; ever have a fund raiser through your R/C club?   You have an in with a guy who has a smoker, so you bring that.   Another guy works at a deli, so he brings the meat.   Third girl has a cousin that works at a liquor store, so she does that.   Fourth guy has a KILLER brisket recipe, so he's on that... and so on.

Does it make sense for you to bring the meat?  Does it make sense for the deli worker to get the liquor?  Does it make sense for the girl to make the brisket?  Of course not.  You go with your strengths, and you go with gets you to the best place the most efficiently.  We have workers that are capable of making high technology goods.   In essence, their skill set is wasted in stitching hats.  Get someone who's maximum skill set is stitching hats to do that, we do what is at our maximum capability, and trade.   

Again, not an absolute thing, but certainly, when you read about companies shifting work around the globe, the knee jerk reaction is "DO IT ALL HERE".  And that is a fallacy.  When you add in the "I'm not going to move!" and the "that work is BENEATH ME!" nonsense, you get into a situation where your idea (the right one, by the way) that we should do SOME work over NO work doesn't actually get put into practice.  Plus, and you know this Chino, when you have States like Connecticut that seem to be doing everything they possibly can to make it as expensive as possible to run a business, how do you justify paying someone $15 an hour to stitch hats?   (With benefits, that costs the company something like $45 dollars per hour).  It's not economically feasible.  It's just not.

I guess I just don't see how making a hat is any different than any other article of clothing. There's a company called Diamond Gusset in Tennessee that makes jeans. They are a fantastic product. The jeans are expensive as hell, but they've been in business like 25 years now. There are other companies that make leather jackets, dresses, suits, shirts, and many of them do very well. There's economic feasibility in there somewhere. It has to be. We have companies to prove it. The bigger problem is that we have a nation consisting of large demographics that can only afford clothes made in China.

 I'd love to take this discussion into its' own thread. It's a good one.

Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on October 08, 2015, 12:05:50 PM
I'd love to take this discussion into its' own thread. It's a good one.
I'm for that.  Should the thread simply be called "Made in the USA" so it captures more subtopics: outsourcing, NAFTA, TPP, etc ?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on October 08, 2015, 12:19:39 PM
I'd love to take this discussion into its' own thread. It's a good one.
I'm for that.  Should the thread simply be called "Made in the USA" so it captures more subtopics: outsourcing, NAFTA, TPP, etc ?

Works for me.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on October 15, 2015, 12:11:27 PM
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Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on October 15, 2015, 02:36:51 PM
Nice.  What about Photoshopping in Ben Stern's head per Stadler's comments?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on October 16, 2015, 05:02:04 AM
We shouldn't be making hats?  You totally lost me on this one.  We should have jobs at all levels. 

Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: portnoy311 on October 16, 2015, 07:52:01 PM
And that is funny, but much like the "comparing household expenses to national economies", I hate that knee-jerk "made in America" stuff too.   We're the best educated, richest country in the world.  We should not be making hats.  We should be making/advancing technology, we should be teaching, we should be administering health care...  That's part of the reason our wages are so low and why we're struggling.  We're fighting to keep crappy jobs instead of setting the bar higher.  Trade for this stuff, don't make it ourselves.   Think of John Petrucci writing and recording door bell chimes instead of the new DT epic.

This is my thoughts on this stuff as well.

I personally always get annoyed when stuff is over the top about being made in the US. So it'll cost twice as much, and its selling point is the unskilled labor it was made by? Why is that a good thing? I'm not advocating for Nike and Apple level of using borderline slave labor, but I'm much more interested in seeing software and technology developed here. The US is (and should be) a world leader in software development, not in stitching together shitty clothing.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on October 18, 2015, 02:42:30 PM
(http://thechronicleherald.ca/sites/default/files/imagecache/ch_article_main_image/bm_cartoon/Bruce%2010%2017%202015%20RGB.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Genowyn on October 18, 2015, 08:41:07 PM
:lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on October 19, 2015, 05:59:13 AM
and its selling point is the unskilled labor it was made by? Why is that a good thing?

Because otherwise those people are just sitting around collecting free check from me.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on October 19, 2015, 07:48:27 AM
and its selling point is the unskilled labor it was made by? Why is that a good thing?

Because otherwise those people are just sitting around collecting free check from me.

And I've clearly said that has to be a concern.   But it should be a temporary fix at best to get them back in the work place, NOT a career move.  And if they're going to do that, at least let it be the jeans you've mentioned, not shitty hats you can buy on Canal Street in New York fo $10, $15 for two. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on October 19, 2015, 08:05:16 AM
and its selling point is the unskilled labor it was made by? Why is that a good thing?

Because otherwise those people are just sitting around collecting free check from me.

And I've clearly said that has to be a concern.   But it should be a temporary fix at best to get them back in the work place, NOT a career move.  And if they're going to do that, at least let it be the jeans you've mentioned, not shitty hats you can buy on Canal Street in New York fo $10, $15 for two.

I'm all for that. Anything that could get people experience is a good thing. Doesn't matter what that experience is in, it's a proving ground to show that they can be somewhere on time and follow instructions. It gives people an opportunity to get something on their resume. Even if they were making the cheap hats for canal street, I fail to see a difference between someone stiching a hat for minimum wage vs. someone pouring my coffee in the morning.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on October 19, 2015, 08:08:40 AM
and its selling point is the unskilled labor it was made by? Why is that a good thing?

Because otherwise those people are just sitting around collecting free check from me.

And I've clearly said that has to be a concern.   But it should be a temporary fix at best to get them back in the work place, NOT a career move.  And if they're going to do that, at least let it be the jeans you've mentioned, not shitty hats you can buy on Canal Street in New York fo $10, $15 for two.

I'm all for that. Anything that could get people experience is a good thing. Doesn't matter what that experience is in, it's a proving ground to show that they can be somewhere on time and follow instructions. It gives people an opportunity to get something on their resume. Even if they were making the cheap hats for canal street, I fail to see a difference between someone stiching a hat for minimum wage vs. someone pouring my coffee in the morning.

That's a very different discussion.  If you could have an automaton in China serve you coffee in Bristol, we'd be having a different conversation.  That's the point, though, isn't it?  I'd rather the guy/girl serving coffee instead of feeding thread into a crappy stitching machine.    The hat manufacturer has lower cost options, they should be able to take advantage of them to stay competitive in the world economy.  The coffee shop you frequent cannot.   It's apples to oranges. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on October 19, 2015, 08:12:11 AM
Within a decade we will have the ability to fully automate a dunkin donuts with as much ease as we do a hat machine.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on October 19, 2015, 08:16:26 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/Rka1le1.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on October 19, 2015, 11:03:58 AM
Within a decade we will have the ability to fully automate a dunkin donuts with as much ease as we do a hat machine.

Okay; we're already there anyway (ever walk into a Cumberland Farms? Or a Wawa?)

Still, apples and oranges.   You can't go to China to get a coffee, realistically.  You go to the coffee, the hat comes to you. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on October 20, 2015, 07:28:56 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Q8BmADg.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Genowyn on October 20, 2015, 09:05:13 AM
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Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on October 23, 2015, 12:21:19 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/sK6q4x6.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on October 23, 2015, 02:02:52 PM
http://i.imgur.com/A0wKQvX.gifv
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on October 23, 2015, 07:10:41 PM
Ben Carson is the best dancer and Sanders is the worst.  Can't speak for Carson's actual dancing ability, but they probably nailed Methuselah Sanders.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on October 29, 2015, 06:37:19 AM
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Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on October 29, 2015, 08:44:52 AM
(http://giant.gfycat.com/RealisticFocusedIchidna.gif)

Ugggh, I assume you are celebrating Patton Oswalt's twat - I don't get it, personally - but I have to say:  most of them were as annoying as hell, and at one point I turned to my wife and said "if I ever get on Twitter, please punch me in the face as hard as you can".   MOST of those comments - even the ones I nominally would agree with - were at best inane.   YOU CANNOT SUMMARIZE THESE ISSUES IN 50 CHARACTERS!!!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: portnoy311 on October 30, 2015, 02:12:39 PM
I think it's that CNBC played a tweet from a comedian making fun of their own coverage. Either an intern was having a laugh or their algorithm screwed up somehow. (I'm an Oswalt fan, but I don't get the joke either. I think he's making a reference to something I missed, either way he's saying he's schnockered.)

I don't personally use Twitter, but it can be a good tool. It is not the end of the world mindless tool you make it out to be. It's made to emulate text messages. I have multiple friends who live out of state that I speak to daily via text, character limit and all. It's just how the world communicates, I don't need to sit down and write a letter every time I want to send my buddy a link or ask how his day went, etc. That is how Twitter is meant to be used, and 99% of its traffic is used. Twitter is supposed to be a rapid fire communication social network, not something news broadcasts use during debates. It's supposed CNBC had the scroll going, but that's not on Twitter.

And hey, it's not like "these issues" can be summarized in 30 seconds of rhetoric by the candidates anyway (or to be more succinct - a post on DTF).
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: portnoy311 on October 30, 2015, 07:02:02 PM
This gave me a good laugh.

http://i.imgur.com/HUdUjo0.gifv
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jsbru on October 31, 2015, 06:19:28 PM
It's funny because they don't actually understand how debt works on a national scale and the difference between personal and national debt.

Yup.

The United States economy is enormous compared to its government's debts.  Without even raising tax rates, you could close a handful of loopholes and have a surplus starting tomorrow.

Also, all this debt/deficit talk ignores the trillions of dollars the US government holds in assets.  What if that "family" in that picture owned a $1 million dollar mansion despite, for whatever reason, their low income?

That's not to say we shouldn't get the budget balanced--but smart economics tells us that the wrong time to do that is with an economy that's still recovering from one of the most dramatic recessions in our country's history.

Governments should act as a counter-cyclical force in an economy: spending more when the economy is hurting, and collecting more taxes and paying off debt when the economy is reeling.  It's not rocket science.  The only reason you hear all of this debt talk right now is because there's a Democrat in the White House.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on October 31, 2015, 08:34:23 PM
Without even raising tax rates, you could close a handful of loopholes and have a surplus starting tomorrow.
That's relatively faulty as well.  You can't figure.

100 (total US income) x 25% (stand in tax rate), then
100 (total US income) x 30% (new effective tax rate with *loopholes* closed)
One has an effect on the other.

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That's not to say we shouldn't get the budget balanced
I don't want a balanced budget amendment.  At least not consistently balanced (or even annually).  But I wouldn't mind a longer time frame "balancing).  I really have never zeroed in on a hard time frame, but obviously it would have to be long enough to take care of an emergency, but short enough so one set of politicians get to spend, leaving it up to their predecessors to balance (the bad practice politicians will be viewed as good and cool, and those with the burden of balancing will be viewed as archaic and evil).

I like 3 years (half a Senate term, 1 to 3x per President term, 2 years is too short for the HoR term)

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The only reason you hear all of this debt talk right now is because there's a Democrat in the White House.
Do you really want to stick with that answer?  I remember Reid, Pelosi and Obama talking about W and all by his lonesome.  I recall Obama supporters passing around a comic strip frequently on W's debt.  If you want to say it is coming up because of the opposition party, that's more accurate.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on November 02, 2015, 08:08:04 AM
I think it's that CNBC played a tweet from a comedian making fun of their own coverage. Either an intern was having a laugh or their algorithm screwed up somehow. (I'm an Oswalt fan, but I don't get the joke either. I think he's making a reference to something I missed, either way he's saying he's schnockered.)

I don't personally use Twitter, but it can be a good tool. It is not the end of the world mindless tool you make it out to be. It's made to emulate text messages. I have multiple friends who live out of state that I speak to daily via text, character limit and all. It's just how the world communicates, I don't need to sit down and write a letter every time I want to send my buddy a link or ask how his day went, etc. That is how Twitter is meant to be used, and 99% of its traffic is used. Twitter is supposed to be a rapid fire communication social network, not something news broadcasts use during debates. It's supposed CNBC had the scroll going, but that's not on Twitter.

And hey, it's not like "these issues" can be summarized in 30 seconds of rhetoric by the candidates anyway (or to be more succinct - a post on DTF).

I suppose you are right on all accounts (certainly on your assessment of my opinion of Twitter; I DO consider it an "end of the world" mindless tool, at least how it is used to reach people like me that AREN'T part of the 99%. 

I do think over the last ten years or so, there is a very dangerous level to which we've made it so that every single person feels their opinion - even if "opinion" really means "misstated fact" - is as worthy as every one else's.  They just aren't, and no app in the universe is going to change that.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on November 02, 2015, 08:19:52 AM
It's funny because they don't actually understand how debt works on a national scale and the difference between personal and national debt.

Yup.

The United States economy is enormous compared to its government's debts.  Without even raising tax rates, you could close a handful of loopholes and have a surplus starting tomorrow.

Also, all this debt/deficit talk ignores the trillions of dollars the US government holds in assets.  What if that "family" in that picture owned a $1 million dollar mansion despite, for whatever reason, their low income?

That's not to say we shouldn't get the budget balanced--but smart economics tells us that the wrong time to do that is with an economy that's still recovering from one of the most dramatic recessions in our country's history.

Governments should act as a counter-cyclical force in an economy: spending more when the economy is hurting, and collecting more taxes and paying off debt when the economy is reeling.  It's not rocket science.  The only reason you hear all of this debt talk right now is because there's a Democrat in the White House.

Your general premise is right, I believe, but you undermine it with some basic fallacies of your own.  I don't know if this is where Calvin is going with his post, but the math is not as simple as changing one variable and recalculating.   The variable are co-dependent, so changing one by definition changes the other.  There are OPTIMAL tax rates in order to generate optimal revenue, and we are already well past that with our taxation of the mythical "rich".  There is a point at which "closing loopholes"* results in lower gross, pre-tax income on which the tax is placed.   I put an asterisk there, because there is a fudging of the word "loophole" in this discussion.  "Loophole" is a way in which an actor can subvert the intent of the law.  Closing these loopholes doesn't get us where we need to be.  "Loophole" sounds like something that has to be fixed, but it has come to mean even those tax deductions and exemptions that Congress fully intended all of us to use to our benefit, but result in a reduction of tax revenue. The "mortgage interest" deduction for example - often included in the list of things that might have to go - is NOT a loophole; this was absolutely intended, specifically to induce home ownership for those who were on the bubble with buying.  These aren't "loopholes" per se, but using that term is how you build consensus for attacking them. 

Also, the "debt" talk is not because there is a "Democrat" in the White House; it is because there is a President who said one thing about debt and is not only acting opposite (that is to be expected in a politician) but is acting with such reckless abandon.    It's not the same as personal finance - we can literally make money - but at that level, consumer confidence (the lack of which caused the recession in the first place) is a powerful tool, and if the world economy gets to have the impression that we can't control our spending and that we can't effectively manage our assets, we're fucked in a way you can't even imagine.  It would make the recession seem like a slight stumble.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on November 02, 2015, 01:54:23 PM
"I'm the only candidate up here who's not a billionaire, I don't have super PAC, I don't even have a back pack, I carry my stuff around loose in my arm like a professor, you know between classes" :lol
https://youtu.be/pfmwGAd1L-o
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jsbru on November 02, 2015, 07:36:43 PM
Your general premise is right, I believe, but you undermine it with some basic fallacies of your own.  I don't know if this is where Calvin is going with his post, but the math is not as simple as changing one variable and recalculating.   The variable are co-dependent, so changing one by definition changes the other.  There are OPTIMAL tax rates in order to generate optimal revenue, and we are already well past that with our taxation of the mythical "rich".

Let's not get confused about statutory vs. effective tax rates.  Statutory rates on income over $419,000 right now are 39.6% (it used to be much higher at 91% under the Republican Eisenhower in the 1950s) but effective tax rates (the rate you actually pay after all the deductions, loopholes, etc.) are much lower.

After all the loopholes, the rich pay something like 15% or so--a lower effective rate than a lot of middle-class families.  You're right that there is an optimal tax rate (you're referring to the Laffer curve), but our country's wealthy are actually effectively taxed below that level.

The reason why effective tax rates on the rich are so low is that a lot of their income comes not from earned income, but from investments, and capital gains are taxed at between 15-20%, and once you start fooling around with deductions and offshore accounts with these, you end up paying a rate somewhere in the low teens.

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There is a point at which "closing loopholes"* results in lower gross, pre-tax income on which the tax is placed.

This is mostly a canard that is inapplicable to our economic environment today.  There comes a point where tax burdens will repress economic activity, but this point is nowhere near where our tax levels are at today.

Right now, the Federal government's tax receipts indexed to GDP are at or near historic lows.  This is because corporate taxes have effectively been slashed to almost nothing.  Sheltering profits overseas, carried interest, depreciation strategies, etc. are all ways corporations dodge taxes.  Corporate income tax in the 1950s used to make up close to 50% of all Federal tax receipts: now that number is down close to 10%.  The resulting burden has been picked up by individuals.

Our yearly budget deficit has been cut to something like $450 billion, but several think tanks have estimated that the total amount dodged in taxes each year is around $500 billion or so.  So even if we didn't close any loopholes, we could balance the budget tomorrow solely by prosecuting tax cheats.

Tax evasion is epidemic in this country.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jsbru on November 02, 2015, 09:22:02 PM
Also, I don't wanna just throw out assertions here without any proof, so I'll link to this chart, which shows historic tax receipts by the Federal government indexed to GDP.

http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxfacts/displayafact.cfm?Docid=205 (http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxfacts/displayafact.cfm?Docid=205)

As you can see, corporations pay barely any taxes anymore, and individuals have take up the slack.

You can also see that the Obama years, especially 2009-2010, have been low-tax years, or moderate at worst.

A lot of narratives you hear about budget, spending, etc., are just political propaganda.  The idea that corporations are over-taxed is political propaganda.  The idea that our deficit today is a result of massive spending instead of choked off revenues is mostly political propaganda.

And here's an article on my point about tax evasion, published by none other than Forbes, a site that is usually pretty conservative.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ashleaebeling/2013/09/16/how-much-tax-cheating-is-really-going-on/

$450 billion in tax evasion, and we have a $450 billion budget deficit.  We wouldn't even have to raise taxes to balance the budget.  Just make people pay what they're supposed to pay.

So why do we only hear harping about too much government spending, when it's not even historically high?  When tax evasion is such a major problem?  Who knows.  Democrats are generally totally incompetent when it comes to getting messages across that cut through the political noise.  But there you go, those are the facts.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on November 02, 2015, 09:43:28 PM
"I'm the only candidate up here who's not a billionaire, I don't have super PAC, I don't even have a back pack, I carry my stuff around loose in my arm like a professor, you know between classes" :lol
https://youtu.be/pfmwGAd1L-o
:tup

I almost forgot this was the humor thread.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on November 03, 2015, 07:15:06 AM
:lol Realistically it's bound to drift every now and then, this is P&R after all and you'd rather this happen here than the jokes thread in general discussion section and have a lot of people thinking "can these fuckers take it elsewhere.." hehe
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on November 03, 2015, 07:58:28 AM
Your general premise is right, I believe, but you undermine it with some basic fallacies of your own.  I don't know if this is where Calvin is going with his post, but the math is not as simple as changing one variable and recalculating.   The variable are co-dependent, so changing one by definition changes the other.  There are OPTIMAL tax rates in order to generate optimal revenue, and we are already well past that with our taxation of the mythical "rich".

Let's not get confused about statutory vs. effective tax rates.  Statutory rates on income over $419,000 right now are 39.6% (it used to be much higher at 91% under the Republican Eisenhower in the 1950s) but effective tax rates (the rate you actually pay after all the deductions, loopholes, etc.) are much lower.

After all the loopholes, the rich pay something like 15% or so--a lower effective rate than a lot of middle-class families.  You're right that there is an optimal tax rate (you're referring to the Laffer curve), but our country's wealthy are actually effectively taxed below that level.

The reason why effective tax rates on the rich are so low is that a lot of their income comes not from earned income, but from investments, and capital gains are taxed at between 15-20%, and once you start fooling around with deductions and offshore accounts with these, you end up paying a rate somewhere in the low teens.

First time caller, or close to it, it seems, so I'll tell you I've written extensively here on taxes and taxation, so I get it.  And for the most part, you are right (though you fail to note that even though we are below the revenue maximizing point, we are probably above the growth maximizing point, and that this point for every dollar of increased revenue from raised taxes, we are reducing each household's income by about $20). 

In any event, I am responding to what I think is the real canard, and that is "get the rich to pay for shit".  As if the "rich" are all Mark Cuban burning $100 bills to light their cigars.  Got news; I am technically in that "rich bracket" (or was; not now that I am married).   And I can tell you unequivocally, I do NOT have an extra dollar to go to your programs.  I'm not paycheck to paycheck, thankfully, but this notion that "but for the rich paying their fair share, we'd be in the pink" is flat out bullshit.


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There is a point at which "closing loopholes"* results in lower gross, pre-tax income on which the tax is placed.

This is mostly a canard that is inapplicable to our economic environment today.  There comes a point where tax burdens will repress economic activity, but this point is nowhere near where our tax levels are at today.

Right now, the Federal government's tax receipts indexed to GDP are at or near historic lows.  This is because corporate taxes have effectively been slashed to almost nothing.  Sheltering profits overseas, carried interest, depreciation strategies, etc. are all ways corporations dodge taxes.  Corporate income tax in the 1950s used to make up close to 50% of all Federal tax receipts: now that number is down close to 10%.  The resulting burden has been picked up by individuals.

Our yearly budget deficit has been cut to something like $450 billion, but several think tanks have estimated that the total amount dodged in taxes each year is around $500 billion or so.  So even if we didn't close any loopholes, we could balance the budget tomorrow solely by prosecuting tax cheats.

Tax evasion is epidemic in this country.

Please.  Well, actually, not please.  You have elements of truth in there, but fail to connect the dots.  Why are corporations doing this?   Well, the liberal answer is "greed", but it's not that simple.   The age of country borders is archaic.   In 1950, the number of markets around the world was a fraction of what it is today, and most companies (mine included) didn't have "in country" labor or manufacturing to service those markets.   It doesn't work to have one set of boundaries for operations and one set of boundaries for taxation.  Now multiply each by 100 and see.  Think of hockey; what if you had the goaltender in his crease, but you say "hit the red line painted on the boards with the puck and you get a goal!"  That's stupid.  But that's exactly what is happening today.  The only solution is draconian double-taxation (which my humble State, Connecticut, is trying through it's not so humble governor's new budget plan) and corporations are not going to stand for it.  GE WILL move.   We've already got two divisions that are effectively headquartered out of country (Great Britain, France) and that will increase as the United States increasingly tries to get others to pay for stuff.    Corporations are predictable, they are relentless, but they are not stupid.  They WILL pay their fair share, as long as the share IS fair, it is reasonably predictable, and it is reasonably evenly distributed between them and their domestic and foreign competitors.   For all your tax evasion stuff, and even though from a pure income level, the GE taxation rate is rather low, when you figure in individual tax rates, property taxes, and entitlement taxes (for which there are no deductions or loopholes), GE is the largest taxpayer in Fairfield, top three largest in the State of Connecticut, and a significant contributor on the national level.   Yet the "canard", that corporations aren't doing enough, persists.   

I abhor comparing national and international economics with personal finances - they are not the same, not even close - but an analogy is apt here.   I used to live in Center City, Philadelphia.  There is a reasonably significant homeless problem, and for the most part it's the same people on the same corners, with a few interlopers now and again.   And while I didn't feel right changing my route to avoid them, I would occasionally talk with them, and I remember telling one of them, "brah, you need a new spot.  You are getting people from that train station, but there are two people already there.  You are getting people from that bus stop, but there is one person already there.  And you are getting people walking in from Broad Street, but there are three people already between you and Broad; there is only so much to give."   I never saw him again, so I don't know how that worked out for him (so the analogy sort of fails there) but the point is, you can only get so much blood from a stone, and just because your particular chosen metric isn't being met doesn't mean that the blood isn't still being given. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jsbru on November 03, 2015, 01:39:50 PM
That's an interesting response, but I was simply noting the facts.

As a percentage of our government's income, corporate taxes represent a tiny fraction of what they represented 60 years ago...and even 30 years ago.

That's fine if you want to cut taxes for for corporations to increase business activity, but that lost revenue has to come from somewhere.  If it's not coming from corporations, it's got to come from individuals, or possibly excise taxes, which are mostly paid for by consumers.

But as the data shows, spending in this country is not out of control, nor is it higher than it used to be.  It's perfectly in line with post WWII levels.

So, if you're a libertarian, maybe you want spending to be cut to historic lows.  Fine, just say that.  But don't say the budget is out of control because of massive spending programs.

BTW, since we're talking about income taxes (the ones you pay on April 15), that's all discretionary revenue.  About 70 cents on the dollar of that goes to military/self defense.  Something like 55% goes straight to the Department of Defense, another 5-6% goes to the Department of Homeland Security, and the remaining 9% goes to stuff like the VA or security-related money funneled through the State Department.

I realize that libertarians want to cut everything, including defense.  But domestic spending, especially stuff like welfare, etc., is not a big part of the picture.  If you want to have spending levels far lower than historical standards, you're going to have to cut a big chunk out of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jsbru on November 03, 2015, 01:48:44 PM
However, I doubt the business community would really want a lot of that money cut from the Military.  Our military supremacy goes a long way to protecting and promoting world trade--stabilizing existing markets and opening new ones.  Not to mention all the domestic jobs it creates building planes, tanks, etc.  American businesses benefit tremendously from this kind of government spending.  I feel like people who complain about it are really taking this for granted.  And then it becomes the classic "I want all the benefits that these costly things bring me, but I don't want to pay for them."  That attitude pretty much sums up all politics, left and right, no matter what country.  Liberals take a lot of heat for this, but it's time Libertarians took some flak, too.  ;)

They just complain more about paying for it side, while liberals complain more about getting more benefits.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on November 03, 2015, 02:04:55 PM
That's an interesting response, but I was simply noting the facts.

As a percentage of our government's income, corporate taxes represent a tiny fraction of what they represented 60 years ago...and even 30 years ago.

That's fine if you want to cut taxes for for corporations to increase business activity, but that lost revenue has to come from somewhere.  If it's not coming from corporations, it's got to come from individuals, or possibly excise taxes, which are mostly paid for by consumers.

But as the data shows, spending in this country is not out of control, nor is it higher than it used to be.  It's perfectly in line with post WWII levels.

So, if you're a libertarian, maybe you want spending to be cut to historic lows.  Fine, just say that.  But don't say the budget is out of control because of massive spending programs.

BTW, since we're talking about income taxes (the ones you pay on April 15), that's all discretionary revenue.  About 70 cents on the dollar of that goes to military/self defense.  Something like 55% goes straight to the Department of Defense, another 5-6% goes to the Department of Homeland Security, and the remaining 9% goes to stuff like the VA or security-related money funneled through the State Department.

I realize that libertarians want to cut everything, including defense.  But domestic spending, especially stuff like welfare, etc., is not a big part of the picture.  If you want to have spending levels far lower than historical standards, you're going to have to cut a big chunk out of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines.

You're bouncing from entitlements to discretionary spending and back and forth, and you're obfuscating the issue.    Healthcare - which includes Obamacare - accounts for one third of all entitlement spending, which has gone up from $1.7 billion in 2001 to almost $2.4B in 2011.   Non-military, discretionary spending is almost flat.  Yeah, the military spend is out of control, but if you're going to buy into the notion of "stimulus", then military spending isn't the worst use of a dollar on the planet.   For example, you buy one submarine you keep about half the state of Connecticut employed for the better part of two years.   

I am a libertarian (I like how you use that word as a perjorative) but one with reason.  We can't get rid of government; so I'm willing to compromise to libertarian application of government.  Get them out of decision-making for individuals, and get them back to doing the things they are equipped to do; provide security and services.  I do't care about absolute numbers; I'm not looking for "historic lows" in spending; I want what spending we do to be sound fiscally, and with an eye toward solving problems, not creating new ones.   

I'm not one to panic about the debt service (though I'm not thrilled that more and more of it is foreign owned) but what I'm calling for is more systemic approach to things, and a more cohesive plan to allow for growth.   Continually heaping cost onto business does not facilitate growth.  Continually taxing those with the means and wherewithal to remove their assets from the system entirely if it gets too onerous does not facilitate growth. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on November 03, 2015, 02:13:07 PM
However, I doubt the business community would really want a lot of that money cut from the Military.  Our military supremacy goes a long way to protecting and promoting world trade--stabilizing existing markets and opening new ones.  Not to mention all the domestic jobs it creates building planes, tanks, etc.  American businesses benefit tremendously from this kind of government spending.  I feel like people who complain about it are really taking this for granted.  And then it becomes the classic "I want all the benefits that these costly things bring me, but I don't want to pay for them."  That attitude pretty much sums up all politics, left and right, no matter what country.  Liberals take a lot of heat for this, but it's time Libertarians took some flak, too.  ;)

They just complain more about paying for it side, while liberals complain more about getting more benefits.

Look, throw all the barbs you want, I'm a Yorkshireman, I kin take it.   But make sure they are accurate.   I would NOT cut military spending, and I'm not sure where you got that idea from.  See my post above.   What I want my government to do, because it can, is what the rich do: put their money to work.   I find it infinitely fascinating when I have the conversation about Flex Spending programs (had it here, with someone who couldn't even contemplate that they might be wrong on this); "I don't have the money for that".  "The poor can't participate in those programs".  Why the hell not?   They get you an interest free loan (basically, for one year) and they allow you to pay $0.70 on the dollar for medical expenses.   It's money they would have spend anyway, but they don't want the "burder" of $20 per paycheck less income.   But by gosh, by golly, they WILL have the smartphone and the cable, at $300 a shot per month which isn't saving them or earning them a goddamn dime. 

It's said as a perjorative, but it should be a lesson, when that "evil" businessman in the movies leans over and says "from now... <pause>  until now, I just made $50,000" it's because his money is EARNING.  That's what our government should be doing.  Not paying for entitlements.  But investing in communities and businesses, allowing them to generate income on which they can be taxed, letting people earn, on which they can be taxed, allowing them to buy things, on which they can be taxed, and purchase homes, on which they can be taxed...
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jsbru on November 03, 2015, 02:19:08 PM
I'm not one to panic about the debt service (though I'm not thrilled that more and more of it is foreign owned) but what I'm calling for is more systemic approach to things, and a more cohesive plan to allow for growth.   Continually heaping cost onto business does not facilitate growth.  Continually taxing those with the means and wherewithal to remove their assets from the system entirely if it gets too onerous does not facilitate growth.

I agree with you on all of this.  I think pragmatism trumps political ideology nearly all of the time.

I do disagree with your assumption that we're "continually heaping cost onto business" that does not facilitate growth.  Like I've shown, businesses are paying taxes at historically low rates already.  And even wealthy individuals have it pretty good by historical standards.

Businesses routinely take advantage of a lot of the spending that we already have.  Military, infrastructure, roads, trains, etc. all help businesses go about their business.  Police, FBI, the SEC, DOJ, patent office, etc. all protect the rights and interests of business owners and investors.  So a lot of even that domestic spending goes in to helping businesses.  In fact, it's hard to imagine how some sort of socialized health insurance plan wouldn't be great for American business.  Healthcare is a huge cost to them, and if more people were on Medicaid, they could remove the cost of paying for and administering their own health plans.  It is a fact that, dollar for dollar, Medicare and Medicaid patients get more treatment for less money compared to private insurance.  If we just put everyone in this country on Medicare, it would be an enormous cost savings for business.

So why some politicians who consider themselves "pro business" want to resist this is beyond me.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on November 03, 2015, 02:28:59 PM
Well, economically, you are 100% correct on that.  I don't have anything to argue with that (and if that isn't "libertarian", so be it; I don't spend a lot of time with labels).   Not only is healthcare a big chunk of their spend, it is an UNPREDICTABLE chunk of their spend.  That's why Obamacare was so poorly received, even if, like you say, in theory it should be good for them.

I'm actually not morally or constitutionally (I mean my composition, not the document) opposed to a socialized medical program.  To me the "s" word doesn't carry the stigma it does for many that vote "R".  I want a plan that works for the most people, most of the time.  What I don't like is the current climate that stigmatizes 1% of the population while waving a banner for 60% of the population, but only actually HELPING about 15% of the population.   (I'm using rough numbers for "wealthy", "middle class", and "lower class").  I don't like this mentality of retribution and punishment that seems to surround every one of these discussions.  Listening to Hillary speak, it's like her tax and budget plan is out to punish a dog that shit on the carpet.   Federal economics is not zero sum.   It's not "take a dollar from Mark Cuban and it goes, dollar for dollar, to the homeless guy at the end of the I-95 off ramp in Philly".  All spending is not equivalent either.   Some is a black hole that stimulates nothing.  Other spending is growth-generative.  Again, resisting comparisons to personal finances, but allowing it makes the point, it's the difference between making a mortgage payment (and therefore building equity) and buying the premium package on cable, or going out to Applebee's for dinner (i.e. no tangible return on investment).   
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jsbru on November 03, 2015, 03:40:06 PM
It's said as a perjorative, but it should be a lesson, when that "evil" businessman in the movies leans over and says "from now... <pause>  until now, I just made $50,000" it's because his money is EARNING.  That's what our government should be doing.  Not paying for entitlements.  But investing in communities and businesses, allowing them to generate income on which they can be taxed, letting people earn, on which they can be taxed, allowing them to buy things, on which they can be taxed, and purchase homes, on which they can be taxed...

I don't buy that our government should be primarily concerned with "earning."  There's a lot of things beneficial to society that don't involve earning a profit.  Police work, firefighting, etc. are a good example.  Providing healthcare or education for people who have no money to pay for it is never going to turn a profit, but it's probably better for society to educate everyone (although I wish everyone would take it more seriously).  And it's probably better that we do provide healthcare to the poor, because sitting around having people living in lean-tos dying in ditches probably isn't good for society, either.

Bottom line is that there's costs to living in a civilized society that a market driven by profit simply can't address.  Our country has been mostly stable and successful for quite a long time now, and I think people kind of take a lot of these costs for granted.  To give a home economics example, sometimes you just have to spend money so that things don't fall apart.  Like cleaning up the basement, getting some Killz, and a dehumidifier before mold spreads all over your home.  Or fixing a roof leak.  These things are not going to be profitable.  They're not really going to increase the value of your home, either, like spending money on an upgraded kitchen would.  But taking care of them makes the home better.

If you want to go down the road of the government getting into the for-profit arena, then you'll have a lot of businesses cry "socialism."  I guess you could have the Post Office jack up its rates or something, because it sure as hell costs more than 50 cents to physically pick up a letter in Los Angeles and place it at someone's doorstep in New York in a matter of days.  I probably wouldn't mind, since 90% of the stuff I get these days is junk mail.  But it helps when I have to send a few letters out.  Same thing with something like the SEC.  They're not going to the investors they protected and claim they owe them attorneys' fees.  They protect investors' interests whether they can pay or not--not because it's profitable, but because it's beneficial to a free society to try to ensure that when you invest money, you don't get scammed.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: yeshaberto on November 03, 2015, 03:57:19 PM
Obviously this thread is bound to include commentary.  However, the intent of the thread is a place to poke fun at politics.

The current discussion is good, but I would prefer it be in its own thread.
Your friend, the PR Moderator
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on November 04, 2015, 08:16:34 AM
It's said as a perjorative, but it should be a lesson, when that "evil" businessman in the movies leans over and says "from now... <pause>  until now, I just made $50,000" it's because his money is EARNING.  That's what our government should be doing.  Not paying for entitlements.  But investing in communities and businesses, allowing them to generate income on which they can be taxed, letting people earn, on which they can be taxed, allowing them to buy things, on which they can be taxed, and purchase homes, on which they can be taxed...

I don't buy that our government should be primarily concerned with "earning."  There's a lot of things beneficial to society that don't involve earning a profit.  Police work, firefighting, etc. are a good example.  Providing healthcare or education for people who have no money to pay for it is never going to turn a profit, but it's probably better for society to educate everyone (although I wish everyone would take it more seriously).  And it's probably better that we do provide healthcare to the poor, because sitting around having people living in lean-tos dying in ditches probably isn't good for society, either.

Bottom line is that there's costs to living in a civilized society that a market driven by profit simply can't address.  Our country has been mostly stable and successful for quite a long time now, and I think people kind of take a lot of these costs for granted.  To give a home economics example, sometimes you just have to spend money so that things don't fall apart.  Like cleaning up the basement, getting some Killz, and a dehumidifier before mold spreads all over your home.  Or fixing a roof leak.  These things are not going to be profitable.  They're not really going to increase the value of your home, either, like spending money on an upgraded kitchen would.  But taking care of them makes the home better.

If you want to go down the road of the government getting into the for-profit arena, then you'll have a lot of businesses cry "socialism."  I guess you could have the Post Office jack up its rates or something, because it sure as hell costs more than 50 cents to physically pick up a letter in Los Angeles and place it at someone's doorstep in New York in a matter of days.  I probably wouldn't mind, since 90% of the stuff I get these days is junk mail.  But it helps when I have to send a few letters out.  Same thing with something like the SEC.  They're not going to the investors they protected and claim they owe them attorneys' fees.  They protect investors' interests whether they can pay or not--not because it's profitable, but because it's beneficial to a free society to try to ensure that when you invest money, you don't get scammed.

I don't mean "profit" literally.  I mean using money smartly.   There's no reason that a Post Office can't offer products (fancy pants stamps; colorful boxes for the holidays; packing services) that charge a premium to offset the loss leader that is regular mail.   I'm all for non-profit services; that's, in my view, the role of government.   I get that.   But that doesn't mean we get to be fiscally dumb.   No matter what we're talking about, there is a smart way and a dumb way to do it, and I'm voting for the "smart way".  Unfortunately, we seem to want to incorporate the "dumb way" out of some misplaced obligation to an unnamed victim, or through that scourge of good decision-making, "common sense". 

Sorry:  A priest, a rabbi, and Hillary Clinton walk into a bar...
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: portnoy311 on November 04, 2015, 11:22:54 PM
The US Postal Service has plans to issue a new stamp commemorating prostitution. It's a 10 cent stamp, but a quarter if you want to lick it.




My roommate and I watched the first ever episode of SNL last night, and that gem was in there.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on November 05, 2015, 07:40:40 AM
The US Postal Service has plans to issue a new stamp commemorating prostitution. It's a 10 cent stamp, but a quarter if you want to lick it.




My roommate and I watched the first ever episode of SNL last night, and that gem was in there.

I know it's tre hip to say "the first cast was the best cast", but the first cast WAS the best cast.  I think some of the (in)famous skits are a little over-rated (never really went in for "Roseanna Rosanna-danna") but Dan Akroyd is pure comic bliss.  He gets my vote for best cast member ever. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: portnoy311 on November 05, 2015, 01:01:47 PM
I had never seen a full episode of the first season. I think the original format was so, so much better. Now it's a monologue, 2 songs from the band, and an hour and a half of skits, with a "Daily Show" type weekend update.  I never realized that the first episode had TWO musical guests, each olaying multiple songs, multiple stand up segments from the host, Carlin, a segment from Andy Kaufman (who I actually can't stand), the Weekend Update was just a joke local news broadcast, complete with fake commercials, and the skits were drastically less in number allowing them to be the highest quality. Now there are so many times a skit just doesn't seem finished because they had a week to fill in an hours worth of skits, and dont really have the luxury of throwing out ideas if they're not working late in the week.

I think the original variety show format was a huge asset and allowed for the best material.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on November 05, 2015, 10:25:17 PM
You guys are crazy.  I bought the SNL Season 1 and 2 DVDs when they came out.  The nostalgia was overflowing, until I started to watch *a whole show*.  It was very hard to get through some of them.

A very good cast, but I'm not even sure I'd say the best.   And their "best" comes from what they did post-SNL more than the SNL stuff.   You can probably string together a few hours of top notch stuff, but when you seen an entire episode, you realize those weren't just the highlights, but the only good stuff.

The Jim Henson muppet weekly skit was gawd awful.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on November 06, 2015, 07:16:17 AM
You guys are crazy.  I bought the SNL Season 1 and 2 DVDs when they came out.  The nostalgia was overflowing, until I started to watch *a whole show*.  It was very hard to get through some of them.


I can't watch full episodes of SNL. That being said, the 'Best ofs' (Sandler, Farley, Farrell, etc..) are side-splittingly funny.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on November 06, 2015, 07:22:50 AM
You guys are crazy.  I bought the SNL Season 1 and 2 DVDs when they came out.  The nostalgia was overflowing, until I started to watch *a whole show*.  It was very hard to get through some of them.

A very good cast, but I'm not even sure I'd say the best.   And their "best" comes from what they did post-SNL more than the SNL stuff.   You can probably string together a few hours of top notch stuff, but when you seen an entire episode, you realize those weren't just the highlights, but the only good stuff.

The Jim Henson muppet weekly skit was gawd awful.

I don't know; I am able to view it through the lens through which it was created. That was pretty bizarre stuff for the time.  If you watch it through the lens of recent SNL (host mocking him/herself in monologue, fake commercial, recurring character skit I, recurring character skit II, hot new singer I, Tina Fey getting cheap laughs over cheap liberal political jokes, recurring character skit III, recurring character skit IV, hot new singer II, obscure skit that was put in to fill time, closing montage) yeah, it's not really the same.  But it never went for the cheap laugh in the same way the new SNL does. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on November 06, 2015, 07:43:18 AM
I stopped watching SNL.  Like most TV shows I loved at one time, I watched longer than I should have.  The 90s had some great stuff.  The Eddie Murphy stuff was top notch.  Will Ferrell ... awesome.  Not even a cast member, but Christopher Walken was gold on that show.  After Hader, Samberg, Wiig and that generation left, I just couldn't take it any more.

The 70s SNL was a very uneven show.  When it was good, it was great.  When it wasn't, ugh.  I guess just like every SNL season (except the current seasons which are ugh from beginning to end).
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on November 06, 2015, 09:35:09 AM
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Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on November 06, 2015, 11:01:26 AM
:clap:
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on November 06, 2015, 11:37:24 AM
I like that Carson seems to have a slight squint going on like the "I'm coming up with a thought right now" look.

These types of statements will keep him near the top of the pack (which only takes about 10%, but never gets anywhere near 50%).  He's playing to his base.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on November 06, 2015, 11:58:40 AM
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This guy is extremely disturbing.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: kingshmegland on November 07, 2015, 06:54:36 AM
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Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 20, 2015, 11:17:02 AM
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Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on November 20, 2015, 12:12:23 PM
Not sure I understand the point of that.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 20, 2015, 12:19:49 PM
Not sure I understand the point of that.
Are you on Facebook?

People on Facebook make a difference in the world without having to do a thing. Through memes and links, and changing there profiles with the colors of France they make important contributions to the world. Its the 21st century way...
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on November 20, 2015, 12:41:27 PM
Not sure I understand the point of that.
Are you on Facebook?

People on Facebook make a difference in the world without having to do a thing. Through memes and links, and changing there profiles with the colors of France they make important contributions to the world. Its the 21st century way...
But what's wrong with the guesture?  Because the only reason you would post something like that is if you think something is wrong with people showing their sentiment for the people in France.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 20, 2015, 12:51:30 PM
Not sure I understand the point of that.
Are you on Facebook?

People on Facebook make a difference in the world without having to do a thing. Through memes and links, and changing there profiles with the colors of France they make important contributions to the world. Its the 21st century way...
But what's wrong with the gesture?  Because the only reason you would post something like that is if you think something is wrong with people showing their sentiment for the people in France.
Nothing per say. But of coarse you have me all figured out, Hef.  Its just that people think there part of doing there part to better the ills of the world is to post pictures of stuff but do nothing outside of that. Its self righteous empty bullshit that accomplishes nothing yet they act all holier than thou. This whole refugee issue in particular is nauseating no matter which side you stand.

Here is the perfect example of my point...
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 Its all social media posturing crap! Hardly anyone is really doing a single thing to make any difference about anything in this world. They just post pictures and news links. Its all empty worthless nothing, that accomplishes, NOTHING! Think about it? And that's basically the extent of it. The people saying they are all for refugees coming into the country aren't going to do anymore for them than the people they criticize saying they don't do anything to help the homeless. Its all utter bullshit. I HAVE donated my time to help the homeless so fuck off Willy Wonka! Take that spare bedroom over the garage and move in a family of 5 Syrians. Talk is cheap, make a difference. Put your money where your mouth is or just zip it already.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on November 20, 2015, 12:53:17 PM
Not sure I understand the point of that.
Are you on Facebook?

People on Facebook make a difference in the world without having to do a thing. Through memes and links, and changing there profiles with the colors of France they make important contributions to the world. Its the 21st century way...

And thus the end of Western Civilization...  sorry, I might be showing my age now, but that seems like a hollow gesture to me. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 20, 2015, 12:59:53 PM
Not sure I understand the point of that.
Are you on Facebook?

People on Facebook make a difference in the world without having to do a thing. Through memes and links, and changing there profiles with the colors of France they make important contributions to the world. Its the 21st century way...

And thus the end of Western Civilization...  sorry, I might be showing my age now, but that seems like a hollow gesture to me.
As I said, its feeling like you are making a difference without having to actually do a fucking thing.
Go out and feed the homeless. Read to an elderly person to brighten there day. Nah...just sit on Facebook and point out all the injustice in the world through clever memes. That's the ticket....
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on November 20, 2015, 02:49:37 PM
Haha.  Funny because it's Ralph.  Let's humorlessly debate humor.

If political humor posts (usually pics) here piss you off, then post your counter-political humor pic or meme.  Seems more in line with thread.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Implode on November 20, 2015, 02:54:43 PM
I never understood why people get so angry when people do little nice things just because they didn't do a nicer thing.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on November 20, 2015, 03:29:10 PM
I never understood why people get so angry when people do little nice things just because they didn't do a nicer thing.

That's not the joke.

Wife:  Dear.  We got a homeless shelter donation form in the mail.
Husband:  Maybe (perpetually) next year. 
Wife:  Dear.  We got a Syrian refugee donation form in the mail.
Husband:  People should be donating to our homeless

Heck.  Even if a joke is majorly flawed (they almost always are), it's a joke.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Implode on November 20, 2015, 03:34:24 PM
My post was more in response to tick, though not his humor post; I actually laughed at that. It doesn't make me pissed or anything.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on November 20, 2015, 03:49:46 PM
Well, I get what both you and Tick are saying.  I don't think Tick would have even gone into it had people just taken his pic post as *political humor*.

The best response would be to come up with a humorous way (which generally means exaggerated) to counter his humor.

In general, I think he's talking about getting lectured by people that aren't doing anything but ... lecturing.

This entire South Park season is somewhat addressing this right now.  It is hit and miss (as most humor is), but it both makes you laugh at the ridiculous while also considering the validity of the larger (smaller ... less exaggerated?) themes.

And just about anything in life can be flipped around.  Complaining about not doing something about the Syrian refugees is essentially complaining about doing nothing.

Speaking of doing nothing, I'd offer more pic related humor if I was more proficient at photoshop, etc, so if somebody else didn't already make my political humor cartoon for me, you won't see it from me.

Why we complaining about bad political humor cartoons when Calvin is too lazy to make his own !!!!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 20, 2015, 05:46:21 PM
It's nice someone actually gets a point I'm making. People think that by pointing shit out in pictures they are actually doing something constructive. Yeah, not so much.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on November 23, 2015, 01:17:05 PM
I don't think anyone thinks anything constructive was being done by the French flag overlays on facebook profile pictures.  Frankly, there wasn't much constructive that could BE done when this option became available.  This started as an option, to show support for the French, within 24 hours of the attacks.  It's the equivalent of people having the yellow ribbon decals on their cars to show support for the troops, or whatever.  Not hurting anything.

I guess some people aren't happy unless they are miserable.  But whatever.

I didn't mean to steer anything away from anything, I was just confused as to why that particular thing was worthy of ridicule.  But I think I got my answer.  Thanks, Tick.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on November 23, 2015, 01:31:29 PM
I see nothing wrong with it whatsoever. As an American, it made me very happy to see that the rest of the world shared our pain after 9/11. Even if it was just some arbitrary symbol, it was better than thinking the rest of the world didn't give a shit. How is posting the French Flag as part of your profile picture any different than offering a random person on the internet your condolences when you hear someone in their family died? We've had have many threads on this board (Tick, you had one) that deal with the death of family members. Nobody on this board other than the OP is effected by it, and no one can do anything to make the situation any less bleak, so they do what they can. You'd never respond by saying "Don't wish condolences to my deceased, go help living people instead". No, you take in the kind words people are saying in an effort to remind yourself that the world isn't always as dark as it might seem.

You can rail against these people on Facebook all you want (for the record, I didn't Franceify my profile pic), but I'd rather see an outpouring of love by those people than the sacks of shit posting stuff like;
(https://i.imgflip.com/qraon.jpg)

The above macho guy was actually from a photo taken in Australia in 2013.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on December 15, 2015, 05:40:56 PM
(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfl1/v/t1.0-9/10996796_10153067836573548_2790997925015175923_n.jpg?oh=9f396bd2886e95ab1b074aa49c8ec1c8&oe=56E432E1)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: wideworldofmike on December 15, 2015, 06:45:01 PM
1st post in P/R - My friend created this one, its been getting a lot of play on youtube, about 2 million hits + in a little over a week. Its Darth Vader clips with Trump sound bites. It just works really well for some reason.

Darth Trump: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU_Jdts5rL0
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on December 16, 2015, 07:56:38 AM
HAHAHA, the part at 1:20, when Trump says "I just released my financials, and people are amazed at how good they are" and Darth turns to the guy next to him and Trump says "they're GREAT!" is perfectly timed!  Perfect! 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: wideworldofmike on December 16, 2015, 01:38:07 PM
HAHAHA, the part at 1:20, when Trump says "I just released my financials, and people are amazed at how good they are" and Darth turns to the guy next to him and Trump says "they're GREAT!" is perfectly timed!  Perfect!
i know, right?! so full of nuggets. The CGI ads that say "make the galaxy great again" kill me
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: kingshmegland on January 26, 2016, 07:16:21 PM
(http://i583.photobucket.com/albums/ss272/kingshmegland/FB_IMG_1453860844183_zpscdhtxqiw.jpg) (http://s583.photobucket.com/user/kingshmegland/media/FB_IMG_1453860844183_zpscdhtxqiw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on January 28, 2016, 07:27:14 AM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/12552682_1169487213097516_1888312663532546682_n.jpg?oh=0e7b9cd42187bb666769b3b992c7e7c4&oe=572EB15A)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on January 28, 2016, 07:38:53 AM
Did you ever notice that for real?  Clinton is on that list as well.   I guess they are President at an age where the natural transition occurs in most men from youth, but still.   I feel like there is something to that notion that stress has a huge impact on our bodies. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on January 28, 2016, 07:40:11 AM
Most definitely. The amount of people in my office with grey hair before the age of forty is crazy.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on January 28, 2016, 07:43:45 AM
The history goes back further than the picture of Presidents aging considerably.  It's crazy how the stress of that job shows in your body.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on January 28, 2016, 08:11:52 AM
I don't think those are actual photos of Bush/Obama at the beginning of their Presidency, but I did see something a number of years ago about how 8 years in the Oval Office does age people a lot faster than 8 years should.

Time, Feb/2000:

(http://img.timeinc.net/time/magazine/archive/covers/2000/1101000228_400.jpg)

Time, Nov/2008

(http://img.timeinc.net/time/magazine/archive/covers/2008/1101081117_400.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on January 28, 2016, 08:16:18 AM
(http://sliptalk.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/06170201/before1.jpg)
(http://sliptalk.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/06170206/before2.jpg)
(http://sliptalk.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/06170226/before5.jpg)
(http://sliptalk.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/06170238/before7.jpg)
(http://sliptalk.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/06170255/before10.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on January 28, 2016, 08:48:12 AM
There's no mistaking the election of the President for the election of Miss America, that's for sure. :)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: chknptpie on January 28, 2016, 11:50:57 AM
I've always believed it was the stress of the job and the lack of sleep I assume they don't get.

... is that a double negative? My grammar is not functioning today...
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on January 28, 2016, 02:05:46 PM
I've always believed it was the stress of the job and the lack of sleep I assume they don't get.

... is that a double negative? My grammar is not functioning today...

I'm not really sure if I don't know or not.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on January 28, 2016, 02:22:19 PM
I've always believed it was the stress of the job and the lack of sleep I assume they don't get.

... is that a double negative? My grammar is not functioning today...

I'm not really sure if I don't know or not.

I don't know nothin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on January 29, 2016, 01:08:49 AM
Speaking of double negatives, I always found it ironic that in Another Brick In The Wall, Pink Floyd uses the line, "We don't need no education."
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on January 30, 2016, 08:52:44 AM
Canada for President (http://www.americabutbetter.com/)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on January 30, 2016, 09:07:28 AM
 :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on January 30, 2016, 02:18:04 PM
Canada for President (http://www.americabutbetter.com/)
:lol That's pretty great.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on February 01, 2016, 12:48:20 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/zvdzU3y.png)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on February 02, 2016, 05:55:32 AM
(http://epicpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/burn-level-canadian-600x411.jpg)

(http://epicpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/ted-cruzs-wife-600x849.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on February 02, 2016, 05:59:06 AM
Did you see that awkward video of him trying to kiss his daughter?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on February 02, 2016, 10:27:08 AM
To be fair though, while they're from Canada, liking Nickelback is definitely more of an American thing.  :P
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: pogoowner on February 02, 2016, 01:30:23 PM
Did you see that awkward video of him trying to kiss his daughter?
I did. But I think it's really unfair for anyone to make any judgment based on that (not saying you are, but I've seen some people do it). She's a young girl being dragged through a political campaign and was surrounded by a crowd of people with cameras at an age when she might very well be embarrassed to be hugged/kissed by her parents in public under completely normal circumstances.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on February 02, 2016, 01:46:27 PM
Did you see that awkward video of him trying to kiss his daughter?
I did. But I think it's really unfair for anyone to make any judgment based on that (not saying you are, but I've seen some people do it). She's a young girl being dragged through a political campaign and was surrounded by a crowd of people with cameras at an age when she might very well be embarrassed to be hugged/kissed by her parents in public under completely normal circumstances.

I still do that to my mom at the age of 27  :lol I'm not negging on Cruz in any way for that clip.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on February 08, 2016, 07:07:17 AM
Anyone see Saturday Night Live's - Bern Your Enthusiam?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on February 08, 2016, 07:10:53 AM
I did, was pretty funny, especially when he saw the voters on TV at the end :lol
2% is no good..
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on February 08, 2016, 07:12:16 AM
I lost it when Funkhouser came in  :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on February 08, 2016, 07:16:08 AM
Haha me too, I was surprised the actors who played Jeff, Leon and Funkhouser were all spot on, Susie not as much but still good.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on February 11, 2016, 10:41:15 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/ocOe0sh.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on February 12, 2016, 02:46:27 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CbBxPfVW0AE2qAX.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on February 13, 2016, 09:27:02 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/ocOe0sh.jpg)

He's weakening is more like it.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on February 15, 2016, 12:58:34 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/TnwXONg.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on February 15, 2016, 07:22:31 AM
^^^ That's actually an excellent cartoon. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: kingshmegland on March 01, 2016, 06:16:58 PM
Enjoy folks. Lol.

(http://i583.photobucket.com/albums/ss272/kingshmegland/IMG_20160301_201408_zpsibaqmrcx.jpg) (http://s583.photobucket.com/user/kingshmegland/media/IMG_20160301_201408_zpsibaqmrcx.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on March 01, 2016, 06:20:16 PM
Wow.  Most political cartoons don't get that much detail.  Nailed the crazy eyes.  I'm just glad there is no audio.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on March 03, 2016, 02:34:29 PM

(http://fotos.fotoflexer.com/261c507ee2d9ec19fa1d125c1c93e611.jpg)
Vote for Trump
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on March 04, 2016, 12:58:32 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/PlrOmbA.png)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on March 04, 2016, 01:15:01 PM
 :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin

This is going up on Facebook.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on March 04, 2016, 01:25:16 PM
It was a dick contest about a week ago.  But political humor isn't meant to be accurate, so I guess I'll just say

That's racist.   :|
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on March 04, 2016, 01:30:47 PM
(http://cdn.meme.am/instances/500x/56717677.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on March 05, 2016, 04:43:41 PM
(http://static2.politico.com/dims4/default/19205c6/2147483647/resize/1160x%3E/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.politico.com%2Fb4%2Fe5%2Fa23872cc4c48b00cf22fba27a883%2Fbernie-cartoon-13.jpg)
This one is for Stadler.

Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on March 05, 2016, 04:48:59 PM
(http://static2.politico.com/dims4/default/4410756/2147483647/resize/1160x%3E/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.politico.com%2Fef%2F2b%2F2d88f86747a6838414efcf53c4b4%2Fbernie-cartoon-7.jpg)
And for Lucien, although it is probably is bittersweet at this point.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on March 06, 2016, 11:06:07 PM
it is probably is bittersweet at this point.

not yet
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on March 09, 2016, 04:58:47 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/Nx1LKkF.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on March 09, 2016, 05:12:59 PM
Funny, but the other implication is that Bernie is unhinged and Hillary's the victim   :police:
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on March 10, 2016, 08:46:12 AM
And yet, Bernie never looked that normal or sane in real life.

I watched the debates last night and the guy is a mess.  Waving his arms, spittle flying... for the love of God, man.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on March 10, 2016, 08:54:23 AM
And yet, Bernie never looked that normal or sane in real life.

I watched the debates last night and the guy is a mess.  Waving his arms, spittle flying... for the love of God, man.

 :lol so true
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on March 10, 2016, 12:11:53 PM
(http://rack.1.mshcdn.com/media/ZgkyMDE1LzA4LzI0LzhkL3RydW1wYWxhYmFtLmM5MDFkLmpwZwpwCXRodW1iCTEyMDB4NjI3IwplCWpwZw/7f69c8de/1d2/trump-alabama.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on March 10, 2016, 12:14:30 PM
(http://media.breitbart.com/media/2015/07/image.jpeg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on March 14, 2016, 12:37:41 PM
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/1512514_457502761116493_18322551406195458_n.jpg?oh=08bedbec941351287c118a12271a8034&oe=579345A1)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on March 14, 2016, 02:44:28 PM
 :lol
http://giphy.com/gifs/3o7abkti7UphSopcl2
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on March 14, 2016, 04:25:19 PM
What was that Bernie clip pulled from?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on March 15, 2016, 06:05:39 AM
What was that Bernie clip pulled from?

The first episode of The Circus. He was talking to the interviewer about a game he plays with his grand children called 'The Monster'.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on March 16, 2016, 08:59:33 AM
*wrong thread*
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on March 17, 2016, 12:24:15 PM
(http://fotos.fotoflexer.com/abad511d28cb32610bf4d3b2bfd7756c.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on March 17, 2016, 02:43:51 PM
Good line by Dennis Miller last night talking about the allegations that Bernie Sanders and his followers are sabotaging Trump's rallies:  "Bernie apparently wants to share everything... except the blame!"   
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on March 17, 2016, 02:47:18 PM
Good line by Dennis Miller last night talking about the allegations that Bernie Sanders and his followers are sabotaging Trump's rallies:  "Bernie apparently wants to share everything... except the blame!"
HUMOR thread.....
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on March 17, 2016, 02:47:39 PM
Good line by Dennis Miller last night talking about the allegations that Bernie Sanders and his followers are sabotaging Trump's rallies:  "Bernie apparently wants to share everything... except the blame!"
HUMOR thread.....

 :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on March 17, 2016, 10:34:31 PM
Colbert (https://youtu.be/70iDoDAAfyQ) on the dick measuring fiasco heh
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on March 18, 2016, 09:03:28 AM
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/12670776_992901257450931_3541445652712028491_n.png?oh=c28e0c79e4efd114088cea0ee0750ed0&oe=575638D1)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on March 18, 2016, 12:21:14 PM
Good line by Dennis Miller last night talking about the allegations that Bernie Sanders and his followers are sabotaging Trump's rallies:  "Bernie apparently wants to share everything... except the blame!"
HUMOR thread.....

 :lol

Har har.  Funnier than half the shit here (though not even close to Pink Floyd paying for The Wall, or the idea of Ted Cruz in Stryper). 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on March 18, 2016, 12:51:09 PM
Good line by Dennis Miller last night talking about the allegations that Bernie Sanders and his followers are sabotaging Trump's rallies:  "Bernie apparently wants to share everything... except the blame!"
HUMOR thread.....

 :lol

Har har.  Funnier than half the shit here (though not even close to Pink Floyd paying for The Wall, or the idea of Ted Cruz in Stryper).
:lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on March 18, 2016, 01:02:13 PM
(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/86/ce/4e/86ce4edf7543513df932c2272a5da30d.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on March 18, 2016, 05:32:11 PM
So the Ted Cruz is Michael Sweet thing is catching fire.   :lol  And I thought it was just a pic being passed around.  Seems it was a CNN skit (can't call what that lady does news).  But it is entertaining watching Michael Sweet declare "I don't see it !!!!"  then finally rolling with it.

If somebody catches him tossing ballots instead of Bibles out to the audience, then mystery solved.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on March 25, 2016, 09:45:57 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/PgZtz0j.gif)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on March 25, 2016, 10:45:40 AM
I have a hard time believing Ted Cruz found five women to sleep with him.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on March 28, 2016, 02:41:18 PM
I have a hard time believing Ted Cruz found five women to sleep with him.
That's back in his Stryper days.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on March 28, 2016, 02:41:50 PM
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/v/t1.0-9/12920282_10201651885615011_6995761209430820482_n.jpg?oh=b1a284d29a9f9dd496b79c25a1b51581&oe=5782E619)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on March 28, 2016, 02:58:55 PM
Don't get it.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on March 28, 2016, 03:07:39 PM
Don't get it.
What don't you get? Its goofing on the "make America great again" slogan.
 Its just silly, that's all.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on March 28, 2016, 03:20:53 PM
Pink Floyd Wall was much better.  There was a connection between the two while remaining silly.  Was hoping there was a better connection to Grape Jelly than Great and Grape sound similar.  Was hoping it had something less obvious going on.

Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on March 28, 2016, 03:28:01 PM
This guy seems to be under represented here (which fits)
(http://granitegrok.com/wp-content/uploads/GaryVarvel-2060324-KasichMath.jpg)

(http://media.cagle.com/81/2016/03/25/177261_600.jpg)


Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on March 28, 2016, 05:31:20 PM
Pink Floyd Wall was much better.  There was a connection between the two while remaining silly.  Was hoping there was a better connection to Grape Jelly than Great and Grape sound similar.  Was hoping it had something less obvious going on.
You ask too much
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on March 28, 2016, 05:47:50 PM
Pink Floyd Wall was much better.  There was a connection between the two while remaining silly.  Was hoping there was a better connection to Grape Jelly than Great and Grape sound similar.  Was hoping it had something less obvious going on.
You ask too much

Nah.  It isn't DTF if somebody doesn't question a political humor post.  I felt an obligation that it was my turn.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on March 31, 2016, 01:48:34 PM
(https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=HR.154050629356&pid=15.1)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on March 31, 2016, 10:02:27 PM
:clap:
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on April 01, 2016, 05:23:25 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/Pb5xiKl.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on April 02, 2016, 12:10:33 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/4t7vd7u.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on April 03, 2016, 03:13:54 PM
(http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/037/896/fb6.gif)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on April 03, 2016, 09:40:18 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/4t7vd7u.jpg)

Somebody needs to make a different version of this.

A building with the sign "DNC" (for simplicity's sake)
A parking lot with the equivalent of a handicap spot, except it is "DNC Presidential nominee:  Reserved for Hillary Clinton", car parked with the license plate "Sanders"
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on April 04, 2016, 12:49:02 AM
Quote
Hillary Has More FBI Agents Following Her than Delegates
 - Jackie Mason
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on April 04, 2016, 12:53:06 AM
Was looking for Gary Johnson cartoon jokes and somehow this showed up in the search
(http://media.townhall.com/Townhall/Car/b/gv122315dAPR20151222124515.jpg)
Context:  Steve Harvey called the wrong name at the Miss Universe Pageant.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on April 04, 2016, 12:55:56 AM
It was hard enough to find political humor for Gary Johnson at all, let alone a good one.  This ain't bad though.
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5fdDTaTFsCg/T9aaVUmFGNI/AAAAAAAAAPU/Mlk6LsFHS_s/s1600/Johnson+Revolution.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on April 04, 2016, 01:02:50 AM
And Ted Cruz
(http://media.cagle.com/77/2013/09/25/137962_600.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on April 04, 2016, 01:11:35 AM
Tried to find one for Jill Stein, but I guess her candidacy is in no need of another punchline?  Ran across this though.
(http://liberalvaluesblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Clinton-Email-Cartoon-Deleted.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on April 11, 2016, 01:14:13 PM
(http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/037/896/fb6.gif)
They left out the part where the leg comes out tripping him so he falls flat while the douche bag limps past him. After all, we know the fix is surely in on this.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on April 12, 2016, 12:33:00 AM
Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DUE55Sw36k)

2008 Election: Chris Matthews talks about a thrill up his leg
2016 Election: Chris Matthews tells Bernie's campaign manager "You know my erogenous zone.  You're hitting it."

BTW, his show is called Hardball.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on April 12, 2016, 10:46:23 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cf1zRZlWsAAM9iD.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 13, 2016, 08:30:39 AM
Definitely not their finest moment.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on April 13, 2016, 12:21:50 PM
It's like trying to find the smelliest piece of shit.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on April 14, 2016, 02:39:16 AM
Ted Cruz’s War on Dildos (http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/the-wrap/article/Ted-Cruz-s-War-on-Dildos-A-Short-Explainer-7246158.php)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on April 14, 2016, 07:32:38 AM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlt1/v/t1.0-9/12472620_984725631641686_1350770401157607229_n.jpg?oh=a94656b742e0e64cc6d08b07257d3d80&oe=57796BB7)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on April 14, 2016, 08:29:36 AM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlt1/v/t1.0-9/12472620_984725631641686_1350770401157607229_n.jpg?oh=a94656b742e0e64cc6d08b07257d3d80&oe=57796BB7)

But did he learn?  I am not holding my breath that he did.  I think he's oblivious in that regard. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on April 15, 2016, 03:03:47 PM
This could go in the election thread, but can we really take somebody like Sharon Stone seriously.  Pulling a Huffington Post and putting her comments in the entertainment section, because it is very entertaining.

Quote
Stone took a more somber tone when asked about Donald Trump. "We have leaders and people who are trying to be leaders who are running campaigns based on fear, and that's a contagion. It's horrible. Holocausts have occurred when that fire catches loose,"

Quote
"Bernie seems pretty old just in general, and some of his ideas are a little bit old. He's not young doing this, and he didn't really work until he was 40 so I wonder, like, how much acid has this guy taken? I really do, that's not a joke. We were so aggressive asking people, 'Did you smoke pot?' But in reality, how much acid has Bernie Sanders taken? Because there's a certain edge to his personality and way about his behavior that makes me wonder, 'How much LSD have you taken?"

Video footage of Sharon Stone with Terrance and Phillip (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxIiJEy0yWc)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on April 19, 2016, 12:36:56 PM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/xT1XGDzmK1iXHUPqSY/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on April 19, 2016, 04:36:30 PM
The Do-Nothing Congress Does Something… Magical (https://youtu.be/gH0hFAF8h7U)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Calvin6s on April 20, 2016, 04:51:00 PM
This TYT episode is hilarious, so it belongs here (http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/04/20/young_turks_panel_meltdown_are_hillary_voters_ignorant_people_you_respect_start_to_sound_like_bush_supporters.html)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on April 29, 2016, 09:29:40 AM
A video from my mock election campain, running as the candidate for "The Bacon Party"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXDlqwRZ0L0&feature=share
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on April 29, 2016, 02:03:34 PM
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13095896_10201780861199320_4629327876669337518_n.jpg?oh=27edb5aabbc5a64e47bc2822e2a5a203&oe=57AB0DA0)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on April 29, 2016, 02:10:29 PM
 :metal :metal :metal :metal  :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on May 06, 2016, 02:34:30 PM
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13164306_10201804903040351_2960323533736804129_n.jpg?oh=ffaf77d322c927d29475969a6e82348e&oe=57E7508A)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on May 06, 2016, 02:41:37 PM
 :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on May 08, 2016, 07:15:45 AM
(http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y393/Prog_Snob/1743734_10152098820795914_1844149632_n_zpsc64ab950.jpg)

Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on May 12, 2016, 04:06:13 PM
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13177665_10206414377300802_8913510234068844141_n.jpg?oh=0dda1b147481e62140d0cca21b9d891c&oe=57E4283F)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on May 13, 2016, 05:49:21 AM
 :lol  I should tell my mother to make an equivalent ad for herself
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on May 13, 2016, 06:02:02 AM
Yes, please do. The more people we can rid of, the better.  :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on May 13, 2016, 06:26:40 AM
Yes, please do. The more people we can rid of, the better.  :lol

E-mail sent to my mother with the picture  :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on May 13, 2016, 09:01:45 AM
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13164317_10153698361107297_8167427559775018722_n.jpg?oh=fc5566e97c819f30de2c7d372aef0397&oe=57A9540D)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on May 13, 2016, 09:27:09 AM
 :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 13, 2016, 10:07:52 AM
That is certainly a failing on the part of many liberals, one on which Bill Maher (a huge liberal himself) has rightly commented many times.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on May 13, 2016, 12:21:59 PM
:rollin

Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on May 31, 2016, 07:03:46 AM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/b852Htz1S9I6GRtw5qDVcPXYFZGzTrvS_tjUWGrH1AY.jpg?w=600&s=42d5678e6f95374a3585760cc7a3e98e)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on May 31, 2016, 07:11:10 AM
 :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on June 08, 2016, 07:11:20 AM
That is certainly a failing on the part of many liberals, one on which Bill Maher (a huge liberal himself) has rightly commented many times.

I know I would feel the same way if I as a Muslim ever personally met a Muslim who wants to hang gays and thinks women should have no rights but fuck I keep searching and searching but no go :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on June 14, 2016, 09:10:31 PM
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13418636_1030538400328847_7047377602676656029_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on June 14, 2016, 09:18:20 PM
 :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on July 23, 2016, 04:01:11 PM
Stewart visits Colbert (https://youtu.be/mNiqpBNE9ik)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on July 26, 2016, 10:52:11 PM
Well, there is no religious humor thread (at least I didn't see one) so I'll just leave this here.

(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13692621_1191441490894815_6081892471178057229_n.jpg?oh=cc82176978042dcb8948bea31bd802c3&oe=581A665B)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on July 27, 2016, 12:47:27 PM
Seen on FB today:

Quote
Look, think of Trump like Insane Clown Posse. Every single time they put out a new song ("song") the same million Juggalo morons smack their diabetic hands together with glee and sell some of their vicodin so they can buy it. But who else is ever gonna buy one? Nobody casually likes ICP. Either you're in and have a Faygo stick-and-poke on your face that your Jugga-bro "Skidmark" gave you in his bathroom, or you wouldn't go to an ICP show if your life depended on it.

The analogy gets better when you realize the likelihood that actual Juggalos love Trump.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Podaar on July 27, 2016, 02:24:30 PM
 :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on July 29, 2016, 02:15:55 PM
https://www.buzzfeed.com/lyapalater/bill-the-balloon-guy?bffbmain&ref=bffbmain&utm_term=.emMZmpkG70#.xoxeV13QLd (https://www.buzzfeed.com/lyapalater/bill-the-balloon-guy?bffbmain&ref=bffbmain&utm_term=.emMZmpkG70#.xoxeV13QLd)

Bill Clinton loves the balloons!

(https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2016-07/29/10/asset/buzzfeed-prod-web03/sub-buzz-32055-1469803371-1.jpg?resize=625:465&no-auto)

I don't know why these pictures (and video and one gif) have me cracking up so much  :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: pogoowner on July 29, 2016, 02:30:00 PM
I was dying when I saw that earlier today. :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on July 30, 2016, 10:49:31 AM
Haha, I noticed that while watching it live.  He had one in each hand and that little smile on his face, and I had about six quips flood through my brain all at once.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jammindude on July 30, 2016, 02:09:37 PM
(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r47/jammindude/wikinoonecares_zpsnfap859g.jpg~original)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: KevShmev on July 30, 2016, 06:07:53 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/wFovN4O.gif)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on July 30, 2016, 06:52:45 PM
 :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on July 30, 2016, 08:21:50 PM
 :rollin

As much as I complain in the serious thread about Facebook and politics, the benefit is all the funny stuff that comes up daily.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on July 30, 2016, 11:58:43 PM
I'd like a "Caption This" contest for the Bill Clinton photo..
"Giddigy" or "Yeah baby", the latter is only funny if you imagine it in his voice.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: BlobVanDam on July 31, 2016, 06:59:00 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/wFovN4O.gif)

Somebody better have already made a version of this to include a laser beam from the mouth.

If not I'll do it myself. :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on July 31, 2016, 07:11:28 AM
Laser beam from her mouth or eyes?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: BlobVanDam on July 31, 2016, 07:36:14 AM
Either, both, it's all good.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on July 31, 2016, 10:41:55 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/wFovN4O.gif)

she's a god damn robot
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on July 31, 2016, 10:57:56 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/wFovN4O.gif)

Somebody better have already made a version of this to include a laser beam from the mouth.

If not I'll do it myself. :lol

Actually, I'd rather see her trying to catch a big juicy batch of banker semen. It would be more accurate.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on July 31, 2016, 06:07:21 PM
The Last O'Malley Supporter at the DNC (https://youtu.be/YT0HY1p-e4A)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Skeever on August 01, 2016, 05:03:59 AM
Some guy created cheesy 80s theme music for all the campaigns and it's amazing.

Trump: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIhGjULALHg

Clinton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PUw_P7U3RY

Some of the older ones:

Carson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UC9pjf3qkXs
Cruz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXhguE_yh3U&index=1&list=PLEX71GsQiGMpqpMvzovGGlpBLo0AoDHUR
Bernie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNS6qaXVwzw&index=3&list=PLEX71GsQiGMpqpMvzovGGlpBLo0AoDHUR

Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: gmillerdrake on August 02, 2016, 09:20:02 AM
(http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy197/gmillerdrake/9468D728-D5B2-4513-9D53-E36ACC65A5AD.jpg) (http://s791.photobucket.com/user/gmillerdrake/media/9468D728-D5B2-4513-9D53-E36ACC65A5AD.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on August 02, 2016, 11:28:40 AM
 :rollin  Perfect!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: chknptpie on August 10, 2016, 12:53:04 PM
I would have posted this in the presidential race thread, but felt people wouldn't find it funny...
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/s480x480/13932800_10153881306116275_7060108820805959583_n.jpg?oh=2b0c3655bc59e00f8fb0270254a1c179&oe=58233294)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on August 10, 2016, 03:31:11 PM
 :tup
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on August 10, 2016, 06:35:59 PM
I would have posted this in the presidential race thread, but felt people wouldn't find it funny...
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/s480x480/13932800_10153881306116275_7060108820805959583_n.jpg?oh=2b0c3655bc59e00f8fb0270254a1c179&oe=58233294)

 :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on August 10, 2016, 06:43:44 PM
(http://media.brostrick.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/10075525/funny-political-memes-bill-clinton-2016.jpg)

(https://www.askideas.com/media/48/Trump-Or-Hillary-Top-Socket-Or-Bottom-Socket-Funny-Meme-Picture.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on August 15, 2016, 09:54:38 AM
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12745989_1290169534333304_6204099066304212672_n.jpg?oh=c8ea80be8a09343d8660cc3301bf6ab2&oe=585C0BA0)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Ben_Jamin on August 15, 2016, 10:55:55 AM
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12745989_1290169534333304_6204099066304212672_n.jpg?oh=c8ea80be8a09343d8660cc3301bf6ab2&oe=585C0BA0)


 :rollin :rollin :rollin

I'm wiping away my tears of funny. Someone needs to make a crying ROFL emoji
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Ben_Jamin on August 16, 2016, 12:30:39 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/X4IhVG8.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on September 11, 2016, 11:39:26 AM
(http://media.dcentertainment.com/sites/default/files/imce/2015/08-AUG/MAD-Magazine-Weakened-by-Bernie_55cb7b561295c6.04164823.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: gmillerdrake on September 17, 2016, 09:53:32 PM
(http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy197/gmillerdrake/7892C26B-709F-4969-BAC4-FF1405FD6EBC.jpg) (http://s791.photobucket.com/user/gmillerdrake/media/7892C26B-709F-4969-BAC4-FF1405FD6EBC.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on September 17, 2016, 10:00:55 PM
(http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy197/gmillerdrake/7892C26B-709F-4969-BAC4-FF1405FD6EBC.jpg) (http://s791.photobucket.com/user/gmillerdrake/media/7892C26B-709F-4969-BAC4-FF1405FD6EBC.jpg.html)
Most Muslims in north america don't think that.
Just like how most Catholics in north america treat women and gay people with respect, even though that may go against certain dogma (I am a Catholic, for reference).
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: gmillerdrake on September 17, 2016, 10:12:53 PM
For me the cartoon is less about the Muslim aspect and more about the response to the Muslim
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on September 17, 2016, 10:19:21 PM
For me the cartoon is less about the Muslim aspect and more about the response to the Muslim
Okay.
I live in a province with a significant Muslim population. It's also one of the most left wing provinces in my country. A significant number of Muslims in my province are pro womens rights, and pro gay rights. I guess the cartoon just doesn't make much sense to me.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on September 17, 2016, 10:23:30 PM
For me the cartoon is less about the Muslim aspect and more about the response to the Muslim

That pretty much sums it up.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on September 17, 2016, 10:35:55 PM
For me the cartoon is less about the Muslim aspect and more about the response to the Muslim

That pretty much sums it up.
Except it doesn't, for reasons I outlined.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: gmillerdrake on September 17, 2016, 10:42:07 PM
For me the cartoon is less about the Muslim aspect and more about the response to the Muslim
Okay.
I live in a province with a significant Muslim population. It's also one of the most left wing provinces in my country. A significant number of Muslims in my province are pro womens rights, and pro gay rights. I guess the cartoon just doesn't make much sense to me.

Once realized that it was a Muslim she was speaking to she immediately doesn't care about his horrific positions and is apologetic and concerned she may have offended him.

Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on September 17, 2016, 10:50:40 PM
For me the cartoon is less about the Muslim aspect and more about the response to the Muslim
Okay.
I live in a province with a significant Muslim population. It's also one of the most left wing provinces in my country. A significant number of Muslims in my province are pro womens rights, and pro gay rights. I guess the cartoon just doesn't make much sense to me.

Once realized that it was a Muslim she was speaking to she immediately doesn't care about his horrific positions and is apologetic and concerned she may have offended him.
Yes, I understand the comic you posted.

My point is based on interacting with actual Muslims in the real world. Most of whom don't believe those thing to begin with, (like how most Catholics don't believe most things Catholics are accused of, and I can say that as a Catholic). Most Muslims I personally know don't discriminate against gay people or women. That's my point.  Most people I know are going to have an issue with anti-gay or anti-women stances, regardless of where they're coming from. They don't fit with your weird vision of the "left".

Edit: People where I live don't wait to make sure Muslims approve of all their social norms before accepting them into society. They don't grill them on values. They just welcome them in as contributing members of society.

I mean, if you Americans don't want these sorts of Muslim folk, we Canadians will gladly take them.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on September 17, 2016, 10:50:55 PM
For me the cartoon is less about the Muslim aspect and more about the response to the Muslim

That pretty much sums it up.
Except it doesn't, for reasons I outlined.

I've read your reasons and my response is that the Muslim world goes beyond the borders of your province. You know, it's so hypocritical, yet typical. If someone had posted an anti-conservative or anti-Trump meme, you'd probably be laughing your ass off. So instead of acting in defense of a group that kills gays, infringes on the rights of women, AND whose penalty for apostasy is usually death, why don't you open your eyes to all the shit going wrong in this world because of extremists from their religion. Not Christians, not Satanists, not Pagans, but Muslims.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on September 17, 2016, 10:55:53 PM
For me the cartoon is less about the Muslim aspect and more about the response to the Muslim

That pretty much sums it up.
Except it doesn't, for reasons I outlined.

I've read your reasons and my response is that the Muslim world goes beyond the borders of your province. You know, it's so hypocritical, yet typical. If someone had posted an anti-conservative or anti-Trump meme, you'd probably be laughing your ass off. So instead of acting in defense of a group that kills gays, infringes on the rights of women, AND whose penalty for apostasy is usually death, why don't you open your eyes to all the shit going wrong in this world because of extremists from their religion. Not Christians, not Satanists, not Pagans, but Muslims.
This could easily be an anti-Catholic screed for how accurate it is.

I'll say the same thing I said in my last edit. Canada would gladly welcome in all the Muslims the US doesn't want because of silly bigotry.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on September 17, 2016, 10:58:51 PM
For me the cartoon is less about the Muslim aspect and more about the response to the Muslim

That pretty much sums it up.
Except it doesn't, for reasons I outlined.

I've read your reasons and my response is that the Muslim world goes beyond the borders of your province. You know, it's so hypocritical, yet typical. If someone had posted an anti-conservative or anti-Trump meme, you'd probably be laughing your ass off. So instead of acting in defense of a group that kills gays, infringes on the rights of women, AND whose penalty for apostasy is usually death, why don't you open your eyes to all the shit going wrong in this world because of extremists from their religion. Not Christians, not Satanists, not Pagans, but Muslims.
This could easily be an anti-Catholic screed for how accurate it is.

I'll say the same thing I said in my last edit. Canada would gladly welcome in all the Muslims the US doesn't want because of silly bigotry.

Silly bigotry. That's hilarious. You toss around that word so capriciously yet I doubt you know what it means to be using it as you do.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on September 17, 2016, 11:02:09 PM
For me the cartoon is less about the Muslim aspect and more about the response to the Muslim

That pretty much sums it up.
Except it doesn't, for reasons I outlined.

I've read your reasons and my response is that the Muslim world goes beyond the borders of your province. You know, it's so hypocritical, yet typical. If someone had posted an anti-conservative or anti-Trump meme, you'd probably be laughing your ass off. So instead of acting in defense of a group that kills gays, infringes on the rights of women, AND whose penalty for apostasy is usually death, why don't you open your eyes to all the shit going wrong in this world because of extremists from their religion. Not Christians, not Satanists, not Pagans, but Muslims.
This could easily be an anti-Catholic screed for how accurate it is.

I'll say the same thing I said in my last edit. Canada would gladly welcome in all the Muslims the US doesn't want because of silly bigotry.

Silly bigotry. That's hilarious. You toss around that word so capriciously yet I doubt you know what it means to be using it as you do.

Well I don't know why you're insistent on claiming that all Muslims are bigots when most aren't. Not any more than most Catholics.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on September 17, 2016, 11:07:32 PM
For me the cartoon is less about the Muslim aspect and more about the response to the Muslim

That pretty much sums it up.
Except it doesn't, for reasons I outlined.

I've read your reasons and my response is that the Muslim world goes beyond the borders of your province. You know, it's so hypocritical, yet typical. If someone had posted an anti-conservative or anti-Trump meme, you'd probably be laughing your ass off. So instead of acting in defense of a group that kills gays, infringes on the rights of women, AND whose penalty for apostasy is usually death, why don't you open your eyes to all the shit going wrong in this world because of extremists from their religion. Not Christians, not Satanists, not Pagans, but Muslims.
This could easily be an anti-Catholic screed for how accurate it is.

I'll say the same thing I said in my last edit. Canada would gladly welcome in all the Muslims the US doesn't want because of silly bigotry.

Silly bigotry. That's hilarious. You toss around that word so capriciously yet I doubt you know what it means to be using it as you do.

Well I don't know why you're insistent on claiming that all Muslims are bigots when most aren't. Not any more than most Catholics.

I never said that, dearie. Plus, we're not discussing Catholics. I didn't bring them up so I'm not sure what you're trying to prove by using them against me. I was raised Catholic, know more about religious mythology that most Christians, but I'm a Luciferian now.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on September 17, 2016, 11:09:32 PM
For me the cartoon is less about the Muslim aspect and more about the response to the Muslim

That pretty much sums it up.
Except it doesn't, for reasons I outlined.

I've read your reasons and my response is that the Muslim world goes beyond the borders of your province. You know, it's so hypocritical, yet typical. If someone had posted an anti-conservative or anti-Trump meme, you'd probably be laughing your ass off. So instead of acting in defense of a group that kills gays, infringes on the rights of women, AND whose penalty for apostasy is usually death, why don't you open your eyes to all the shit going wrong in this world because of extremists from their religion. Not Christians, not Satanists, not Pagans, but Muslims.
This could easily be an anti-Catholic screed for how accurate it is.

I'll say the same thing I said in my last edit. Canada would gladly welcome in all the Muslims the US doesn't want because of silly bigotry.

Silly bigotry. That's hilarious. You toss around that word so capriciously yet I doubt you know what it means to be using it as you do.

Well I don't know why you're insistent on claiming that all Muslims are bigots when most aren't. Not any more than most Catholics.

I never said that, dearie. Plus, we're not discussing Catholics. I didn't bring them up so I'm not sure what you're trying to prove by using them against me. I was raised Catholic, know more about religious mythology that most Christians, but I'm a Luciferian now.
The point is covering all members of a religion with one brush. I think we can both agree not all Catholics are the same. So why should all Muslims be considered the same?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on September 17, 2016, 11:13:23 PM
For me the cartoon is less about the Muslim aspect and more about the response to the Muslim

That pretty much sums it up.
Except it doesn't, for reasons I outlined.

I've read your reasons and my response is that the Muslim world goes beyond the borders of your province. You know, it's so hypocritical, yet typical. If someone had posted an anti-conservative or anti-Trump meme, you'd probably be laughing your ass off. So instead of acting in defense of a group that kills gays, infringes on the rights of women, AND whose penalty for apostasy is usually death, why don't you open your eyes to all the shit going wrong in this world because of extremists from their religion. Not Christians, not Satanists, not Pagans, but Muslims.
This could easily be an anti-Catholic screed for how accurate it is.

I'll say the same thing I said in my last edit. Canada would gladly welcome in all the Muslims the US doesn't want because of silly bigotry.

Silly bigotry. That's hilarious. You toss around that word so capriciously yet I doubt you know what it means to be using it as you do.

Well I don't know why you're insistent on claiming that all Muslims are bigots when most aren't. Not any more than most Catholics.

I never said that, dearie. Plus, we're not discussing Catholics. I didn't bring them up so I'm not sure what you're trying to prove by using them against me. I was raised Catholic, know more about religious mythology that most Christians, but I'm a Luciferian now.
The point is covering all members of a religion with one brush. I think we can both agree not all Catholics are the same. So why should all Muslims be considered the same?

Again, for the people in the back that are too busy texting on their phones to pay attention. I never said all Muslims are the same. However, using Catholics as your example is ridiculous. They aren't killing people for being gay. They don't kill people for apostasy. Your point is moot.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on September 17, 2016, 11:14:44 PM
Oh man, this thread is so funny!


I tried looking for a good meme or picture to help bring this thread back on track, but I honestly am not very good at that stuff. :(

Anyone feel like being funny?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on September 17, 2016, 11:17:45 PM
(http://legalinsurrection.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Hillary-got-a-little-bit-too-excited-Imgur.gif)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on September 17, 2016, 11:18:31 PM
For me the cartoon is less about the Muslim aspect and more about the response to the Muslim

That pretty much sums it up.
Except it doesn't, for reasons I outlined.

I've read your reasons and my response is that the Muslim world goes beyond the borders of your province. You know, it's so hypocritical, yet typical. If someone had posted an anti-conservative or anti-Trump meme, you'd probably be laughing your ass off. So instead of acting in defense of a group that kills gays, infringes on the rights of women, AND whose penalty for apostasy is usually death, why don't you open your eyes to all the shit going wrong in this world because of extremists from their religion. Not Christians, not Satanists, not Pagans, but Muslims.
This could easily be an anti-Catholic screed for how accurate it is.

I'll say the same thing I said in my last edit. Canada would gladly welcome in all the Muslims the US doesn't want because of silly bigotry.

Silly bigotry. That's hilarious. You toss around that word so capriciously yet I doubt you know what it means to be using it as you do.

Well I don't know why you're insistent on claiming that all Muslims are bigots when most aren't. Not any more than most Catholics.

I never said that, dearie. Plus, we're not discussing Catholics. I didn't bring them up so I'm not sure what you're trying to prove by using them against me. I was raised Catholic, know more about religious mythology that most Christians, but I'm a Luciferian now.
The point is covering all members of a religion with one brush. I think we can both agree not all Catholics are the same. So why should all Muslims be considered the same?

Again, for the people in the back that are too busy texting on their phones to pay attention. I never said all Muslims are the same. However, using Catholics as your example is ridiculous. They aren't killing people for being gay. They don't kill people for apostasy. Your point is moot.
They used to.
Also, show me example of that happening in North America. That's something regional being carried out by the likes of the Taliban and ISIS. Muslims living here in North America are sickened by  that horrible treatment of gays.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on September 17, 2016, 11:20:17 PM
Meh, that's pretty old at this point. But since we're going outdated,

(http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/37/370f2a61cc01a2a475e8e4b2ce301011adac6d1ad77c843726d95a4724673724.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on September 17, 2016, 11:23:14 PM
For me the cartoon is less about the Muslim aspect and more about the response to the Muslim

That pretty much sums it up.
Except it doesn't, for reasons I outlined.

I've read your reasons and my response is that the Muslim world goes beyond the borders of your province. You know, it's so hypocritical, yet typical. If someone had posted an anti-conservative or anti-Trump meme, you'd probably be laughing your ass off. So instead of acting in defense of a group that kills gays, infringes on the rights of women, AND whose penalty for apostasy is usually death, why don't you open your eyes to all the shit going wrong in this world because of extremists from their religion. Not Christians, not Satanists, not Pagans, but Muslims.
This could easily be an anti-Catholic screed for how accurate it is.

I'll say the same thing I said in my last edit. Canada would gladly welcome in all the Muslims the US doesn't want because of silly bigotry.

Silly bigotry. That's hilarious. You toss around that word so capriciously yet I doubt you know what it means to be using it as you do.

Well I don't know why you're insistent on claiming that all Muslims are bigots when most aren't. Not any more than most Catholics.

I never said that, dearie. Plus, we're not discussing Catholics. I didn't bring them up so I'm not sure what you're trying to prove by using them against me. I was raised Catholic, know more about religious mythology that most Christians, but I'm a Luciferian now.
The point is covering all members of a religion with one brush. I think we can both agree not all Catholics are the same. So why should all Muslims be considered the same?

Again, for the people in the back that are too busy texting on their phones to pay attention. I never said all Muslims are the same. However, using Catholics as your example is ridiculous. They aren't killing people for being gay. They don't kill people for apostasy. Your point is moot.
They used to.
Also, show me example of that happening in North America. That's something regional being carried out by the likes of the Taliban and ISIS. Muslims living here in North America are sickened by  that horrible treatment of gays.

So you're saying there are no members of ISIS here? *sigh* I give up. I really do.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on September 17, 2016, 11:27:05 PM
For me the cartoon is less about the Muslim aspect and more about the response to the Muslim

That pretty much sums it up.
Except it doesn't, for reasons I outlined.

I've read your reasons and my response is that the Muslim world goes beyond the borders of your province. You know, it's so hypocritical, yet typical. If someone had posted an anti-conservative or anti-Trump meme, you'd probably be laughing your ass off. So instead of acting in defense of a group that kills gays, infringes on the rights of women, AND whose penalty for apostasy is usually death, why don't you open your eyes to all the shit going wrong in this world because of extremists from their religion. Not Christians, not Satanists, not Pagans, but Muslims.
This could easily be an anti-Catholic screed for how accurate it is.

I'll say the same thing I said in my last edit. Canada would gladly welcome in all the Muslims the US doesn't want because of silly bigotry.

Silly bigotry. That's hilarious. You toss around that word so capriciously yet I doubt you know what it means to be using it as you do.

Well I don't know why you're insistent on claiming that all Muslims are bigots when most aren't. Not any more than most Catholics.

I never said that, dearie. Plus, we're not discussing Catholics. I didn't bring them up so I'm not sure what you're trying to prove by using them against me. I was raised Catholic, know more about religious mythology that most Christians, but I'm a Luciferian now.
The point is covering all members of a religion with one brush. I think we can both agree not all Catholics are the same. So why should all Muslims be considered the same?

Again, for the people in the back that are too busy texting on their phones to pay attention. I never said all Muslims are the same. However, using Catholics as your example is ridiculous. They aren't killing people for being gay. They don't kill people for apostasy. Your point is moot.
They used to.
Also, show me example of that happening in North America. That's something regional being carried out by the likes of the Taliban and ISIS. Muslims living here in North America are sickened by  that horrible treatment of gays.

So you're saying there are no members of ISIS here? *sigh* I give up. I really do.
If you're running scared from ISIS, then you've already lost. Be brave man!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on September 17, 2016, 11:28:30 PM
 :lol  Oh man, someone drank too much maple syrup.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on September 17, 2016, 11:30:55 PM
:lol  Oh man, someone drank too much maple syrup.

I don't apologize for not being terrified of foreigners.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on September 17, 2016, 11:32:24 PM
Hmm, who said they were "terrified" of foreigners? I work with many of them. You should get your facts straight before coming at me, dearie.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on September 17, 2016, 11:32:51 PM
:lol  Oh man, someone drank too much maple syrup.

Of this (basically) identical conversation going on in 3 different threads between you two, this post here is the closest that qualifies to be in the political humor thread.


I chuckled.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on September 17, 2016, 11:34:38 PM
I think he just missed his nap time.

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/f8/25/12/f825125bde0ffedec28ab357d6ff7476.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on September 17, 2016, 11:36:01 PM
To actually contribute to the political humor thread, here's the most recent editorial cartoon from my city's newspaper;
(http://thechronicleherald.ca/sites/default/files/imagecache/ch_article_main_image/bm_cartoon/Bruce%2009%2017%202016%20RGB_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on September 17, 2016, 11:36:52 PM
I think he just missed his nap time.

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/f8/25/12/f825125bde0ffedec28ab357d6ff7476.jpg)
So are you going to follow your own advice?  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on September 17, 2016, 11:42:34 PM
Just don't.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on September 17, 2016, 11:49:50 PM
Just don't.
What?  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: kingshmegland on September 18, 2016, 03:30:42 AM
I find it ironic that TL is telling someone who lived in NY for 9/11 not to be afraid of ISIS.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Super Dude on September 18, 2016, 12:23:52 PM
Guys, chill out. This thread is about funnies. Now make with the funny!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on September 18, 2016, 01:37:16 PM
You're absolutely right, but Terence and Phillip wanted to point out some kind of "inconsistency" with the joke. You know, because jokes never stretch the truth.  ::)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Super Dude on September 18, 2016, 03:39:31 PM
Doesn't matter, just move on. Who the fuck wants to hear it? That's what we have the actual discussion threads for.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on September 18, 2016, 04:17:24 PM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/1d1ab9adbd78474b567f2dbda65ec327/tumblr_mgyg0ktMTL1ra6i9ao1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: sueño on September 28, 2016, 05:47:43 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldfF6chin5s

Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on September 29, 2016, 11:10:35 AM
http://www.usnews.com/dims4/USNEWS/d78686b/2147483647/resize/1200x%3E/format/png/quality/85/?url=%2Fcmsmedia%2F5d%2Fe8%2F92e835814c5dab53e2051060be9b%2F20160928edshe-b.tif
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on September 30, 2016, 08:50:12 AM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/CMOHmYtGaQQhE_sXjzSh8pDIv9_aVJ70bQ_BC1wLE60.jpg?w=542&s=1ad50a04a0e7ba67f34f9c91e03acd1a)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on September 30, 2016, 09:00:13 AM
Dude has some solid plans.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on September 30, 2016, 09:09:55 AM
He'd get my vote
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on October 04, 2016, 06:21:15 AM
As seen on FB:

Quote
Trump supporters are the dullard of an authority figure in every generic disaster movie who's like "Are you nuts? We can't evacuate the town during the big Tri-County Rhubarb Festival just 'cause some science guy says a fire tornado's gonna hit!" except instead of the movie ending with a repentant monologue - "I was wrong to doubt ya, Dr. Science! I shoulda listened!" - he's like "Goddamn Mexicans and liberals made that fire tornado, if I had my gun I woulda shot it."
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on October 04, 2016, 08:14:10 AM
^^^ Anyone else wanna see a movie with a fire tornado? 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on October 04, 2016, 08:17:11 AM
I'm more intrigued by a movie centered around a Tri-County Rhubarb Festival.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on October 04, 2016, 08:17:40 AM
^^^ Anyone else wanna see a movie with a fire tornado?

Fire tornadoes really exist.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5J86rPW9SbA/UQC46bnKp7I/AAAAAAAAL70/6sN4xTMh8v8/s1600/chris-tangey-filmmaker-cameraman-photographer-australian-outback-alice-springs-bushfire-fire-tornado-firewhirl-nature%2527s-scariest-phenomenon-firedevil-the-flying-tortoise.jpg)
(http://static-24.sinclairstoryline.com/resources/media/d4b737b5-f5d1-437c-ae43-2b8456e2b512-large16x9_firetornado.PNG?1455889961091)
(http://news.nationalgeographic.com/content/dam/news/photos/000/255/25569.ngsversion.1422032183568.adapt.676.1.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on October 04, 2016, 08:20:03 AM
First sharks, now fire?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on October 04, 2016, 09:30:21 AM
I'm more intrigued by a movie centered around a Tri-County Rhubarb Festival.

Miss Rhubarb 2016 is a looker!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: BlobVanDam on October 05, 2016, 01:57:09 AM
First sharks, now fire?

:lol Sharknado 4 actually had a fire sharknado. Dare to dream big.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on October 05, 2016, 12:04:33 PM
 :facepalm:
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Skeever on October 08, 2016, 02:55:11 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/Dfq03ph.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on October 09, 2016, 06:21:07 AM
:lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on October 09, 2016, 10:29:23 AM
Well I don't recall many of his most adamant critics referring him to being a peacemaker or a Nazi, so that just leaves two.  ;)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on October 09, 2016, 12:14:38 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Kynbjxhl.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Skeever on October 11, 2016, 05:04:29 AM
Well I don't recall many of his most adamant critics referring him to being a peacemaker or a Nazi, so that just leaves two.  ;)

I think the peacesign means more like "hippy" which we was called all the time, especially when that picture of him smoking a blunt was posted. But you never saw Obama compared to Hitler!? I've seen that all the time!

Having to explain the joke is no fun, but it definitely happens:
https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2015/08/09/like-hitler-really/Vl9J2mbKjgKk53ECK15siN/story.html

http://gawker.com/mike-huckabee-compares-obama-to-hitler-1720263327
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on October 11, 2016, 05:30:24 AM
Well I don't recall many of his most adamant critics referring him to being a peacemaker or a Nazi, so that just leaves two.  ;)

I think the peacesign means more like "hippy" which we was called all the time, especially when that picture of him smoking a blunt was posted. But you never saw Obama compared to Hitler!? I've seen that all the time!

Having to explain the joke is no fun, but it definitely happens:
https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2015/08/09/like-hitler-really/Vl9J2mbKjgKk53ECK15siN/story.html

http://gawker.com/mike-huckabee-compares-obama-to-hitler-1720263327

That was the point. Thank you for taking the bait.  ;D
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on October 11, 2016, 11:29:23 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/8nx4aiR.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on October 11, 2016, 11:32:13 AM
 :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on October 11, 2016, 11:58:07 AM
I almost spit up my sandwich with that.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on October 11, 2016, 12:27:39 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/8nx4aiR.jpg)


Now that is quite clever.

 :tup
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: pogoowner on October 11, 2016, 12:36:45 PM
That's probably the best thing this thread has seen this election. :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Podaar on October 11, 2016, 01:36:08 PM
 :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on October 12, 2016, 09:01:33 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/zFK21Oh.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on October 12, 2016, 12:13:31 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/8nx4aiR.jpg)
Holy shit  :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on October 12, 2016, 12:15:49 PM
It's where you wanna put your Johnson, Johnson :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on October 12, 2016, 01:26:54 PM
“I was there that day, I don’t remember seeing Hillary Clinton there. I lost so many friends on Sept. 11, I think about it every day. Don’t tell me you belong to our very tight group of ‘never forget.’ Don’t tell me that.” - Giuliani


(https://timedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/giuliani-clinton-wtc.jpg?quality=85&w=1100)
(https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2016-10/12/13/asset/buzzfeed-prod-fastlane03/sub-buzz-23408-1476292864-1.jpg?resize=625:442&no-auto)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on October 12, 2016, 01:29:57 PM
That's not Hillary; that's Michelle Williams.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: chknptpie on October 12, 2016, 01:44:17 PM
https://www.buzzfeed.com/maryanngeorgantopoulos/19th-amendment-exists?bffbmain&ref=bffbmain&utm_term=.yiZO3WQk7#.wloKkjbZM

https://www.buzzfeed.com/franciswhittaker/donald-trump-has-urged-people-to-vote-on-november-28?utm_term=.ejM3X2E4y#.cu4xZNpnW
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on October 12, 2016, 03:00:03 PM
That's not Hillary; that's Michelle Williams.
???
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TAC on October 12, 2016, 03:26:55 PM
Awesome post Chino!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on October 13, 2016, 05:10:20 AM
That's not Hillary; that's Michelle Williams.
???

Hang on; let me fix that.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on October 13, 2016, 12:48:33 PM
 :tup
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on October 17, 2016, 06:17:05 AM
(https://www.thestar.com/content/dam/thestar/opinion/editorial_cartoon/2016/10/17/greg-perry-good-and-bad-news-for-trump/greg-perry-good-and-bad-news-for-trump.jpg.size.custom.crop.884x650.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on October 17, 2016, 11:23:15 AM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/bShlPXWyMYHBzYL673GZmrK6E04vyhEt7D7n5CNTiII.jpg?w=768&s=5ad3e9ee6ccd7cc3b4d17e4a40863bae)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: kingshmegland on October 17, 2016, 04:59:17 PM
This is for Kev.

(http://i583.photobucket.com/albums/ss272/kingshmegland/FB_IMG_1476744948402_zpskpw1xbla.jpg) (http://s583.photobucket.com/user/kingshmegland/media/FB_IMG_1476744948402_zpskpw1xbla.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on October 17, 2016, 05:00:28 PM
 :lol That was on Facebook I think.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on October 17, 2016, 06:50:16 PM
Which tells me all i need to know about Facebook.  :( :tdwn
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on October 17, 2016, 06:55:33 PM
This is nothing new.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on October 21, 2016, 08:42:24 AM
I'll just put this here.  It's from FB and it's in all caps.  Hopefully somebody will read it and find humor in it like I did.

Quote
TRUMP SNIFFS DEEPLY AND ANSWERS, "A DARK BLACK PAST IS MY MOST VALUED POSSESSION. HINDSIGHT IS ALWAYS 20-20..." UNTIL IT DAWNS ON EVERYONE THAT HE IS RECITING THE LYRICS TO MEGADETH'S "SWEATING BULLETS." IT IS EASILY HIS BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE CAMPAIGN. HE SURGES 11 POINTS IN THE POLLS, AND READERS DIGEST SUBSCRIPTIONS EXPERIENCE AN UNEXPECTED UPTICK. #conventionofthedamned #debatesofthedamned


Quote
YOU COULD HAVE HEEDED THE ANCIENT RUNE STONE'S WARNING TO STAY AWAY FROM THE THIRD DEBATE. YOU COULD HAVE TRUSTED YOUR INSTINCTS AND NOT STOPPED TO PET THAT HISSING PIT VIPER. BUT YOU DIDN'T, AND NOW HERE YOU ARE CRAWLING THROUGH THE LOBBY GOOGLING "EXTRACT VENOM W/ MOTH" WITH 1% BATTERY AND 1 BAR, PRAYING THAT GOOGLE KNOWS YOU MEANT "MOUTH" EVEN THOUGH IN YOUR HEART YOU KNOW IT IS ALREADY TOO LATE AND YOUR CIRCULATORY SYSTEM IS SEIZING LIKE A SMALL-BLOCK V8 FILLED WITH HERSHEY'S SYRUP INSTEAD OF OIL. #conventionofthedamned #debatesofthedamned


Quote
STEVE, A LAID OFF WHALE FLENSER FROM RENO, ASKS A QUESTION ABOUT TAX BREAKS FOR WAR WIDOWS. TRUMP INSERTS HIS ENTIRE HAND DOWN HIS OWN THROAT AND PULLS OUT A ROTARY TELEPHONE. HE PLACES IT ON THE PODIUM AND DELIVERS A RAMBLING, FOUR MINUTE ANSWER THAT USES THE PHRASE "MECHANICALLY DEBONED" 6 TIMES.

HE CONCLUDES, RAISING WHAT IS CLEARLY A CAN OF PEPSI BEFORE EXCLAIMING, "TIME FOR A REFRESHING COCA COLA!" AND VIOLENTLY JAMMING IT INTO A VACUOLE IN HIS CHEST. "NOW QUICKLY, BEFORE MY LIFE FORCE IS DEPLETED: BIG MAN. ME BIG MAN. BUILD WALL. GRAB PUSSY. SMASH BAD MAN."

THE PHONE RINGS.

#CONVENTIONOFTHEDAMNED #DEBATESOFTHEDAMNED
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on October 24, 2016, 06:12:47 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/mwCR6Ay.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on October 24, 2016, 08:23:55 PM
 :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on October 24, 2016, 08:25:04 PM
I had to say it out loud to get the joke.

 :rollin :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on October 24, 2016, 09:01:44 PM
Easily one of the most disturbing things I've seen in a long time. :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on October 26, 2016, 07:47:52 AM
Um, lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on October 29, 2016, 04:00:54 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgv2oMp98Cs
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: DragonAttack on October 29, 2016, 06:51:38 PM
I'm just tired of a Weiner getting in the way of the Clinton's politics.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 02, 2016, 10:51:34 AM
I'm just tired of a Weiner getting in the way of the Clinton's politics.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CwBUSFKWAAAFf34.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on November 02, 2016, 12:59:00 PM
 :rollin i love how some guy is cleaning the bun too
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: PowerSlave on November 03, 2016, 02:15:05 PM
:rollin i love how some guy is cleaning the bun too

Cleaning the bun needs to used as some kind of euphemism.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on November 03, 2016, 03:04:56 PM
:rollin i love how some guy is cleaning the bun too

Cleaning the bun needs to used as some kind of euphemism.
:tup
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on November 04, 2016, 07:17:17 AM
I've been known to clean the bun a time or two in my day...
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on November 04, 2016, 03:06:41 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/cg9uYnt.png)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 05, 2016, 05:01:36 AM
My forum warning level has been at 35% for like two years now. "Being watched"

I'm hoping Obama pardons me before he leaves office so I can go back to zero!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: PowerSlave on November 05, 2016, 02:39:51 PM
My forum warning level has been at 35% for like two years now. "Being watched"

I'm hoping Obama pardons me before he leaves office so I can go back to zero!

I didn't realize that there was a warning level until you mentioned it. Mine is at 10%. I need a parole hearing!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 06, 2016, 05:44:35 AM
My forum warning level has been at 35% for like two years now. "Being watched"

I'm hoping Obama pardons me before he leaves office so I can go back to zero!

I didn't realize that there was a warning level until you mentioned it. Mine is at 10%. I need a parole hearing!
I pardon you in the name of bacon
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Implode on November 07, 2016, 03:25:02 PM
(https://68.media.tumblr.com/ad59bd7e2f1a5a7e7728eb7b53407df7/tumblr_og9cz6UA9g1sp5bd5o1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: skydivingninja on November 07, 2016, 03:26:53 PM
Hey now!

North Carolina, Nevada, and maybe even Arizona will help!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Podaar on November 08, 2016, 01:21:43 PM
The Onion does it again. (http://www.theonion.com/article/man-who-eats-breakfast-at-dunkin-donuts-every-morn-30259)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: DragonAttack on November 08, 2016, 07:22:53 PM
Tick, thanks for the Weinermobile laugh.

Well, no better time than the present for Alice Cooper's 'Elected' (which I saw on its original airing way back in '72 on 'In Concert')

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i4EnjRKVQw

I am sure that there are many who wish they had a 'Wild Party' candidate to vote for.

But personally,.....I don't care.....
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 09, 2016, 07:38:49 AM
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14947511_1881592772054180_8592433601352649608_n.jpg?oh=69bec8bfc1d3f73d84e9b0e17526b14d&oe=58C762D9)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Prog Snob on November 09, 2016, 07:40:59 AM
 :rollin 

Love it!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 09, 2016, 07:44:13 AM
(https://i.imgflip.com/11nzje.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 09, 2016, 07:45:04 AM
(http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff508/blackcc/FB_IMG_1462581153855_zpsmbmhzcd2.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 09, 2016, 07:46:24 AM
*image deleted*

 :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on November 09, 2016, 07:59:09 AM
^^^ Now that's funny.   (Not that I use that word, or condone that kind of insensitivity). 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: ? on November 09, 2016, 08:32:24 AM
US to replace national anthem with the Benny Hill theme: http://www.newsthump.com/2016/11/09/us-to-replace-national-anthem-with-the-benny-hill-theme/
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on November 09, 2016, 09:24:14 AM
Got to say, there are sooooo many funny memes about the election today on the internet (some shown here).  If you are upset about the results, you can at least be happy knowing there will be 4 years of great memes.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 09, 2016, 10:11:37 AM
^^^ Now that's funny.   (Not that I use that word, or condone that kind of insensitivity).
Nor do I, it just made me laugh
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on November 09, 2016, 11:56:30 AM
^^^ Now that's funny.   (Not that I use that word, or condone that kind of insensitivity).
Nor do I, it just made me laugh

Let it make you laugh other places.  Don't post it here.

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Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 09, 2016, 03:55:13 PM
^^^ Now that's funny.   (Not that I use that word, or condone that kind of insensitivity).
Nor do I, it just made me laugh

Let it make you laugh other places.  Don't post it here.

Quote
5. Keep your language reasonable. Repeated and inappropriate usage of explicit language is forbidden. Violators will be warned before any serious action is taken. No racially offensive posts. No posts that are derogatory toward gender or sexual preference. No posts that use slang terms for any race, sexual preference, or religious background. Includes signatures.
Fair enough.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on November 10, 2016, 03:22:31 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/mAIyc5F.gif)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Implode on November 10, 2016, 03:24:00 PM
 :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on November 11, 2016, 09:55:06 AM
 :rollin :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on November 11, 2016, 11:37:48 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/wIoVgZy.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on November 11, 2016, 11:38:18 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/wIoVgZy.jpg)

 :rollin :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Podaar on November 11, 2016, 12:28:36 PM
Holy shit, that's so funny because it's true!  :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on November 11, 2016, 06:04:25 PM
(https://scontent.fphl2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/15025140_1305936126166105_8449431972082668657_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 12, 2016, 01:12:21 PM
(http://fotos.fotoflexer.com/f130d4d0180f92da705239f276feb2d0.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on November 12, 2016, 02:21:14 PM
(https://scontent.fphl2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/14962605_1771284896443103_3284289208386664658_n.jpg?oh=0e3282294fbfc2536830c7b7558aed6f&oe=58C1FE73)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on November 14, 2016, 07:04:11 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/bhKkBec.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 15, 2016, 06:59:44 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/F8w9YYE.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on November 16, 2016, 08:22:23 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/bhKkBec.jpg)
Boy, no kidding.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on November 16, 2016, 08:22:42 AM
(https://scontent.fphl2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/15025140_1305936126166105_8449431972082668657_o.jpg)
Glorious
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on November 16, 2016, 08:25:28 AM
 :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on November 17, 2016, 07:47:55 PM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/_1FkDMnfp3UMSDdk2IZ8B09O9VaKzPAk0FwYbffN8Xk.jpg?w=1024&s=cd14b669d2e6fd48ce3a601ad1fd7d69)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on November 18, 2016, 05:02:35 AM
:clap:
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Cool Chris on November 18, 2016, 08:57:21 AM
Who are those 2 guys? On the left, I mean, duh.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on November 18, 2016, 11:20:26 AM
While I find that picture hilarious just based on looks, I always had thought Trump's children (to answer Cool Chris' question) came off as pretty decent and intelligent people.  Much more likeable than Donald.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on November 18, 2016, 11:23:38 AM
While I find that picture hilarious just based on looks, I always had thought Trump's children (to answer Cool Chris' question) came off as pretty decent and intelligent people.  Much more likeable than Donald.

I think Eric is decent enough, he used to get interviewed every now and then by Elvis Duran when I used to listen to his show, but Trump Jr. comes off as a sleeze, imo.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on November 18, 2016, 11:28:21 AM
While I find that picture hilarious just based on looks, I always had thought Trump's children (to answer Cool Chris' question) came off as pretty decent and intelligent people.  Much more likeable than Donald.

I think Eric is decent enough, he used to get interviewed every now and then by Elvis Duran when I used to listen to his show, but Trump Jr. comes off as a sleeze, imo.

I can see the sleeze part of Jr.  I think that whole hunting thing that went around the internet awhile ago was a big turn off of what was up to that point someone viewed pretty well.  At least comparably, for as much hate as Trump gets (lots of it rightfully so) I always thought his kids would have had a similar attitude and for the most part, they don't show it. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on November 18, 2016, 11:39:59 AM
While I find that picture hilarious just based on looks, I always had thought Trump's children (to answer Cool Chris' question) came off as pretty decent and intelligent people.  Much more likeable than Donald.

I think Eric is decent enough, he used to get interviewed every now and then by Elvis Duran when I used to listen to his show, but Trump Jr. comes off as a sleeze, imo.

I can see the sleeze part of Jr.  I think that whole hunting thing that went around the internet awhile ago was a big turn off of what was up to that point someone viewed pretty well.  At least comparably, for as much hate as Trump gets (lots of it rightfully so) I always thought his kids would have had a similar attitude and for the most part, they don't show it.

That could have a lot to do with Trump not really being a typical father to them. From the stuff I've read, he pretty much worked 24 hours a day, and even if the kids were in his office when he was working, he wasn't engaging them in anyway, they were just kind of there while he met with people and negotiated. Much of the parenting was done by other people, and most of the education came from boarding schools. My father spent a ton of time with me as a kid, helping me with school, playing ball with me, teaching my how not to cut my hand off while building a cabinet, stuff like that. The type of relationship we had is 100% obvious if you get us in the same room. I mirror him in more ways than I don't. With Trump's kids, you don't see that. We're practically identical. It doesn't look like Jr. and Eric had the kind of bond where they just end up naturally taking after their dad.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on November 18, 2016, 12:21:13 PM
While I find that picture hilarious just based on looks, I always had thought Trump's children (to answer Cool Chris' question) came off as pretty decent and intelligent people.  Much more likeable than Donald.

I think Eric is decent enough, he used to get interviewed every now and then by Elvis Duran when I used to listen to his show, but Trump Jr. comes off as a sleeze, imo.

I can see the sleeze part of Jr.  I think that whole hunting thing that went around the internet awhile ago was a big turn off of what was up to that point someone viewed pretty well.  At least comparably, for as much hate as Trump gets (lots of it rightfully so) I always thought his kids would have had a similar attitude and for the most part, they don't show it.

That could have a lot to do with Trump not really being a typical father to them. From the stuff I've read, he pretty much worked 24 hours a day, and even if the kids were in his office when he was working, he wasn't engaging them in anyway, they were just kind of there while he met with people and negotiated. Much of the parenting was done by other people, and most of the education came from boarding schools. My father spent a ton of time with me as a kid, helping me with school, playing ball with me, teaching my how not to cut my hand off while building a cabinet, stuff like that. The type of relationship we had is 100% obvious if you get us in the same room. I mirror him in more ways than I don't. With Trump's kids, you don't see that. We're practically identical. It doesn't look like Jr. and Eric had the kind of bond where they just end up naturally taking after their dad.

Seems to have been for the better then even though it's hard to argue against a father/son bond.  Kind of sad then if that's the case. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jsbru on November 19, 2016, 03:46:51 AM
I can't vouch for it's ultimate credibility, but this Facebook post by Trump Jr.'s college roommate had been making the rounds.  It's at least interesting, and it does sound sort of predictable.

(http://2zweya40wxkt162v5d3dk7mn.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/u6tscwklh9s3684gimgq.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: kingshmegland on November 19, 2016, 04:58:27 AM
This was humor?  You fooled me.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: eric42434224 on November 19, 2016, 08:41:23 AM
Maybe it doesn't seem funny because the joke is on US.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: kingshmegland on November 19, 2016, 10:51:18 AM
Yeah, no.  I'm all for Trump jokes but I'd like to laugh a little.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: eric42434224 on November 19, 2016, 11:59:30 AM
I think you missed the point of my comment
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on November 19, 2016, 12:11:21 PM
Don't think it was ever meant as humor only a further discussion on Trumps sons.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jsbru on November 19, 2016, 01:30:57 PM
Don't think it was ever meant as humor only a further discussion on Trumps sons.

Yeah, wasn't meant to be humor...just to add to the discussion of Trump's sons.

I apologize if it was a little bit off-topic.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: kingshmegland on November 19, 2016, 06:26:26 PM
I'm for the discussion but this is the humor thread. :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jsbru on November 19, 2016, 06:58:29 PM
Well, it is sort of dark humor, in a way  ;)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: kingshmegland on November 20, 2016, 03:06:46 PM
(http://i583.photobucket.com/albums/ss272/kingshmegland/FB_IMG_1479664296785_zps0ay9mu59.jpg) (http://s583.photobucket.com/user/kingshmegland/media/FB_IMG_1479664296785_zps0ay9mu59.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on November 21, 2016, 08:19:10 AM
lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 23, 2016, 06:17:30 AM
(http://fotos.fotoflexer.com/4db9048e9ec56937ed858bea84c15808.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on November 23, 2016, 06:52:10 AM
Happy holidays, Tick.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Skeever on November 23, 2016, 07:00:24 AM
happy xmas
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: BlobVanDam on November 23, 2016, 07:01:57 AM
#MakeChristmasGreatAgain
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 23, 2016, 07:38:10 AM
Happy holidays, Tick.
Happy Kwanzaa to you Hef! Enjoy the roast goat meat!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on November 23, 2016, 08:02:36 AM
Happy holidays, Tick.
Happy Kwanzaa to you Hef! Enjoy the roast goat meat!
I would if I had some.  Goat meat is good, if it's prepared correctly.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 23, 2016, 09:44:19 AM
Happy holidays, Tick.
Happy Kwanzaa to you Hef! Enjoy the roast goat meat!
I would if I had some.  Goat meat is good, if it's prepared correctly.
I'd try it!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on November 23, 2016, 09:58:08 AM
I had goat in Antigua.  Had an almost hammy kinda quality to it.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: bosk1 on November 23, 2016, 10:16:21 AM
Mom is Jamaican.  I have had goat on many an occasion.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on November 23, 2016, 11:00:01 AM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/15138391_10154362571044807_7273990709760669844_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on November 23, 2016, 12:00:48 PM
 :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: kingshmegland on November 23, 2016, 12:09:24 PM
Or is it South Park.  I see Token there.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on November 24, 2016, 05:11:36 AM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/15138391_10154362571044807_7273990709760669844_o.jpg)
Wooo hooo!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: ? on November 28, 2016, 10:07:53 AM
(https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15135970_693221677469537_6939024737989615309_n.jpg?oh=d58e6e18c357e506464761112b47f6a2&oe=58FB5164)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: kingshmegland on December 08, 2016, 07:21:02 PM
(http://i583.photobucket.com/albums/ss272/kingshmegland/FB_IMG_1481249912072_zpso6qujskd.jpg) (http://s583.photobucket.com/user/kingshmegland/media/FB_IMG_1481249912072_zpso6qujskd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on December 09, 2016, 10:58:09 AM
That would be in his best interest.

I have no expectation that it will happen.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on December 12, 2016, 12:42:02 PM


(https://i.redditmedia.com/7Nb7KM7Ea3H3kBfQeQkCKZw8qRbUKT6pCkv8_iZKWZI.png?w=611&s=c7be13512e851afaab9fe6e7c2771c69)



Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on December 12, 2016, 01:45:34 PM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/FklC1ssUW3k4n-VR5nmxForwirxOiv0AEY1Bp8uWMpo.jpg?w=480&s=f6f1d28b393cb32fd75eaf39852334f8)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on January 19, 2017, 10:29:35 AM
Gin and Tacos has had some fairly amusing posts regarding the election:

Quote
JUSTICE ROBERTS HOLDS OUT THE BIBLE AND DEFTLY SLIPS OFF A MASK MADE OF REAL HUMAN FLESH TO REVEAL THAT HE IS MAURY POVICH, BUT WITH TINY OSCILLATING FANS INSTEAD OF EYES. "DONNIE," HE SAYS GRAVELY, "IN THE CASE OF 238 YEAR OLD AMERICA, YOU ARE...*NOT* THE FATHER." WITH A PAINED EXPRESSION THE PRESUMPTIVE PRESIDENT BEGINS WHOOPING AND DOING THE STANKY LEGG; IT IS CLEAR FROM HIS EXPRESSION THAT DARK FORCES FROM WITHIN COMPEL EACH PELVIC THRUST. HE OPENS HIS MOUTH AS IF TO SCREAM; INSTEAD, LOCUSTS BEGIN POURING OUT IN EERIE SILENCE.

YOU LOOK CLOSELY, AND THE "BIBLE" IS ACTUALLY A BOOK CALLED "TO SERVE MAN." YOU BLINK. NOW IT IS A TRAVEL-SIZED BOX OF FROOT LOOPS. THE CAMERA ZOOMS IN. NOW IT IS YOU AS AN INFANT BUT WITH ADULT HAIR, CRADLED IN THE PALM OF THE JUSTICE-POVICH HELLSPAWN. YOUR PHONE RINGS. #InaugurationoftheDamned #ConventionoftheDamned
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on January 20, 2017, 12:41:18 PM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/OaE8TvpGs9AE2dxCMsRIP44gEaognODGU6Dc2m8EDSA.jpg?w=702&s=baa8c38e01d429fd2ae71a40cf15c29a)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on January 20, 2017, 01:07:16 PM
 :rollin ive been seeing that one on facebook today, I love it.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: antigoon on January 20, 2017, 01:08:11 PM
https://twitter.com/itvnews/status/822514006518853632

lmao
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on January 20, 2017, 01:09:45 PM
 :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: antigoon on January 20, 2017, 01:10:19 PM
I can't stop watching it  :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on January 20, 2017, 01:17:11 PM
Can someone explain what that is? I can't watch at work and I am missing out on all the laughs.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on January 20, 2017, 01:25:02 PM
Just someone screaming "NOOO....." But it's a pretty perfect sounding No if you ask me. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Cool Chris on January 20, 2017, 03:14:55 PM
Has anyone done in magic combining that and Darth Vader's NOOOOOO!!!!! yet?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on January 20, 2017, 05:24:31 PM
Or with Kirk's "KHAAAAAAANNNN"
This has gotta be staged though :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on January 20, 2017, 06:38:45 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C2opfcQXcAACqaN.jpg)

Also this made me chuckle, I don't know but his face followed by Hillarys stare...

https://gfycat.com/MajorMedicalKinkajou
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on January 20, 2017, 09:09:45 PM
Loved the Bernie steel chair one...


This one was probably the best I saw today though...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BPgu_cmhePr/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/BPgu_cmhePr/)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on January 21, 2017, 12:34:42 AM
I miss Dubya :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: KevShmev on January 21, 2017, 07:45:48 AM
Bill Clinton never fails to deliver:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88oJsnC8npc

 :tup :tup
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on January 21, 2017, 12:56:09 PM
(http://fotos.fotoflexer.com/772069cb22fec81ecd4321d9dab73122.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on January 21, 2017, 02:40:39 PM
(http://fotos.fotoflexer.com/0b51b93d5d1e58500fc2f1959f4a7ec8.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Implode on January 21, 2017, 02:54:23 PM
(https://68.media.tumblr.com/345f542aead1a3b4dc2271b0386d6053/tumblr_ok55veQwGe1ql8t12o1_1280.png)

Ian McKellan at a Women's March today:
(https://68.media.tumblr.com/f42c5689bb00533d18e1b05a339fb01c/tumblr_ok5aolPudq1r2p3x5o1_1280.jpg)


(https://68.media.tumblr.com/ad9289eb68c342dd643f7f36a2fa60ce/tumblr_ok37yh5xAt1r83d7lo1_1280.png)

Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: pogoowner on January 21, 2017, 03:16:27 PM
I love that McKellan can just carry around a picture of his best friend. :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on January 21, 2017, 04:59:46 PM
The Nooooooooo guy, mashed by Celine a Scene....

https://www.facebook.com/CelineScene/videos/1813311778917601/?hc_location=ufi (https://www.facebook.com/CelineScene/videos/1813311778917601/?hc_location=ufi)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: axeman90210 on January 21, 2017, 05:29:02 PM
Flawless victory

https://twitter.com/itsjustolmos/status/822943963623649281
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: DragonAttack on January 21, 2017, 05:49:29 PM
(http://fotos.fotoflexer.com/0b51b93d5d1e58500fc2f1959f4a7ec8.jpg)

These #@%&ing morons are the same ones that show up at places like Ferguson and Baton Rouge. Probably were here in Baltimore after the riots.  Nothing but anarchists.  Note that they were not part of the 500,000+ in DC today.  The hundreds of thousands each in Chicago, NYC, or LA....hell, any city in the world today that held marches.

(Implode, thanks for the McKellan pic)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: antigoon on January 21, 2017, 10:33:57 PM
(https://puu.sh/tvivM/b363b8d1b5.png)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Implode on January 21, 2017, 10:49:01 PM
:lol


(https://68.media.tumblr.com/81369d1943fd7b97cc11c65914e51f57/tumblr_ok5a90Xw0f1s4mw6qo1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on January 21, 2017, 10:53:06 PM
That and the Ian McKellan sign are brilliant.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: axeman90210 on January 21, 2017, 11:17:29 PM
Ian McKellan's sign pretty much made my day.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: ? on January 22, 2017, 03:51:10 AM
There are two types of men in the world: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1396476923778691&id=346937065399354
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on January 22, 2017, 03:00:59 PM
(https://scontent.fagc1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/16143435_10150751615019944_5121039991436560158_o.jpg?oh=606b6f32b34bd74ca8a666de7d7d5197&oe=5913B5F0)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on January 22, 2017, 03:17:17 PM
 :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on January 22, 2017, 03:46:28 PM
(https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16114288_10208941221948074_5149099468640634601_n.jpg?oh=0a26753209635f62f9affef2e6a7181c&oe=59219DA1)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on January 22, 2017, 08:26:21 PM
alternative facts
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on January 22, 2017, 11:01:03 PM
alternative facts

(https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/s480x480/16142516_10158196452860360_3044570989245315645_n.jpg?oh=9e111ce02f2a5935d6bef60eda4ecf2c&oe=590103B9)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Scorpion on January 22, 2017, 11:15:43 PM
http://www.the-postillon.com/2017/01/donald-trump-attacks.html
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on January 23, 2017, 05:55:59 AM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/67Ys9_fbIOtY8ibMTD76Pj7uehiK08VypcVHH4dpFSc.jpg?w=629&s=3e47d2a7663d01c74a684a83ea889acb)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on January 23, 2017, 07:18:38 AM
Or

(https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/16124136_409754812706408_8005819606679683072_n.jpg)
 :P
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on January 23, 2017, 09:07:12 AM
There are two types of men in the world: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1396476923778691&id=346937065399354

And that's "humor" how? That's just hate, pointed in a direction you agree with.    Some of those comments are disgusting.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on January 23, 2017, 09:08:52 AM
(https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16114288_10208941221948074_5149099468640634601_n.jpg?oh=0a26753209635f62f9affef2e6a7181c&oe=59219DA1)

And THIS is humor how?   Don't see much funny about "dead soldiers" (and honestly, I don't even get the message; snowflakes?  What about the million Soviets that survived the same "snowflakes" and resisted everything the Germans threw at them for WEEKS?)

WTF? 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on January 23, 2017, 09:11:05 AM
Or

(https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/16124136_409754812706408_8005819606679683072_n.jpg)
 :P

Finally something FUNNY.  And not even "funny", just TRUE.  Up the Irons!   Maiden Rules, OK!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on January 23, 2017, 09:44:14 AM
Congratulations to Green Bay and Pittsburgh on making it to the Super Bowl!  #SeanSpicerSays #AlternateFacts
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Ben_Jamin on January 23, 2017, 11:47:34 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/hxHHkvq.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on January 23, 2017, 12:02:42 PM
Congratulations to Green Bay and Pittsburgh on making it to the Super Bowl!  #SeanSpicerSays #AlternateFacts
I'm going to protest that they didn't! That's the matchup I wanted!

#not my Superbowl!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Cool Chris on January 23, 2017, 07:51:16 PM
(https://scontent.fagc1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/16143435_10150751615019944_5121039991436560158_o.jpg?oh=606b6f32b34bd74ca8a666de7d7d5197&oe=5913B5F0)

What is this, for the non-musically inclined? Or am I missing something?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on January 23, 2017, 07:52:51 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bzWSJG93P8

That's it. Well, at least the main melody.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Ben_Jamin on January 23, 2017, 11:22:58 PM
I'll add that the women March somehow made me think of this...

(http://i.imgur.com/GOE8gMx.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on January 24, 2017, 12:37:30 PM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16115027_10154285604413595_8158149791989777947_n.jpg?oh=4abd0573cd319b27d469b2730370e916&oe=591A96A9)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: chknptpie on January 24, 2017, 01:14:23 PM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16115027_10154285604413595_8158149791989777947_n.jpg?oh=4abd0573cd319b27d469b2730370e916&oe=591A96A9)

I know this is supposed to be the political funny thread and all - but this is pretty ignorant.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on January 24, 2017, 01:17:27 PM
Tick, I don't think you understand what political humor is.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Implode on January 24, 2017, 01:20:17 PM
It's just misinformed cheap shots at the opposing side in the form of 10-year-old image macros, right?

...right?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: antigoon on January 24, 2017, 01:22:44 PM
It's honestly disgusting.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on January 24, 2017, 01:37:53 PM
And yet the picture of dead soldiers lying in the snow got nothing.   

Are you for real? 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on January 24, 2017, 01:40:43 PM
And yet the picture of dead soldiers lying in the snow got nothing.   

Are you for real?

I didn't see that one. My office's network blocks most images. Tick's got through.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on January 24, 2017, 01:43:30 PM
I honestly don't see it to be much different than what else is posted here, it's meant to be humor although I think you guys are matching the meme to the poster's comments in another thread which may or may not be fair, but the meme itself seems normal for this thread if you ask me. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Implode on January 24, 2017, 01:46:52 PM
@Stadler

Honestly, I didn't understand the humor of that image either. I wasn't sure if it was suppose to say how weak Nazis were/are, or if "snowflake" was supposed to be a self deprecating jab at liberals being special snowflakes, or what.

That said, posting an image of frozen Nazi's hurts no one. Making a lowest common denominator sexist joke hurts many.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: chknptpie on January 24, 2017, 02:04:29 PM
woah... didn't mean to cause all the backlash!

Back to our regularly scheduled programming...

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15966303_718804514911253_4514637149037167932_n.jpg?oh=7212d79f8d30a5e4b1b907ab6eef64ec&oe=590D546C)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TAC on January 24, 2017, 02:09:04 PM
Or

(https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/16124136_409754812706408_8005819606679683072_n.jpg)
 :P

Finally something FUNNY.  And not even "funny", just TRUE.  Up the Irons!   Maiden Rules, OK!

A guy at work told me about this meme today, and I've been scouring the internet since I got home looking for it. DTF comes through again!!! :metal
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on January 24, 2017, 02:13:28 PM
@Stadler

Honestly, I didn't understand the humor of that image either. I wasn't sure if it was suppose to say how weak Nazis were/are, or if "snowflake" was supposed to be a self deprecating jab at liberals being special snowflakes, or what.

That said, posting an image of frozen Nazi's hurts no one. Making a lowest common denominator sexist joke hurts many.

I disagree.  Those soldiers are human beings, who are lying graceless in death not because of anything they did but because of the sick abuse of power in those who commanded them.  As someone who has a stepson (who is in all ways a real son to me) who is in the service of his country here, I don't agree with the distinction.

Now, don't get me wrong; my panties aren't in a wad here, but to claim foul because of a meme that uses images of females that THEY THEMSELVES put out there to generate revenue and supports the President it seems like we're all supposed to hate, and ignore dead human beings because "well, Trump!" seems off to me.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: RuRoRul on January 24, 2017, 02:32:25 PM
The snowflake picture is based on "the deplorables" (i.e. the type of Trump supporters found in places like "The_Donald" or the unmentionable site) using it as a generic insult against liberals. Based on the ridiculous stuff you can find online about people claiming their own unique genders and considering ludicrously small things to be offensive and things like that - i.e. they believe they are a "special snowflake". (Ironic considering the sensitivity of the groups that like to use the insult, and also of their "God Emperor" (yes, that is actually a thing. Don't ask me)).

Something like "Liberal snowflake cuck" (a real thing - again, don't ask me) would be a common insult to see from these types, who are often also associated with the "alt-right" a.k.a. a white supremacist movement. So "Remember, Neo-Nazis, lots of snowflakes were a problem for the actual Nazis," I suppose.

Nothing wrong with it on its own and I wasn't bothered at all but, Nazis or not, soldiers lying dead in the snow is still a bit needlessly grim for a joke that just isn't funny enough to be worth it.

Anyway, saw that there is a Twitter account with the gimmick being literally just trying to get more followers for an onion in a bag than for Trump:

https://www.cnet.com/news/half-an-onion-trump-twitter-followers/

Basically just posts some mild pun based criticisms. But that's the necessary context for this post which I legitimately laughed at:

https://twitter.com/HalfOnionInABag/status/823345034812477440
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Implode on January 24, 2017, 02:41:26 PM
I can totally see using pictures of dead soldiers as a joke being disrespectful. I wouldn't feel comfortable using pictures like that personally. I still fail to see how the image hurts anyone, though. Maybe that's because I'm not 100% sure what the joke is. Sure, the first image is disrespectful, and human lives are of the utmost importance. But in this context, that image doesn't really do much. Maybe it makes people feel empowered against Nazis. Idk.

With the other picture, the proposed "humor" comes from the implication of irony that the women condemn Trump for being disrespectful of women while dressing/acting in a way that's also disrespectful of women. There are a lot of things wrong with that logically of course, but it's not worth getting into because it's a dumb image macro. At the end of the day, it validates a lot of people's views that women engaging in consensual sexual activities is lowering/degrading themselves. More people deal with that kind of thing in their everyday lives than the other situation, so it's a lot more provoking for people.

Edit: According to RuRoRul, I was on the right track.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on January 24, 2017, 02:46:10 PM
With the other picture, the proposed "humor" comes from the implication of irony that the women condemn Trump for being disrespectful of women while dressing/acting in a way that's also disrespectful of women. There are a lot of things wrong with that logically of course, but it's not worth getting into because it's a dumb image macro. At the end of the day, it validates a lot of people's views that women engaging in consensual sexual activities is lowering/degrading themselves. More people deal with that kind of thing in their everyday lives than the other situation, so it's a lot more provoking for people.

I'm interested in understanding these views honestly, might be a good discussion. 

To me though, I just thought this was the "humor" thread so that things in here weren't meant to be taken seriously even if it touches a serious topic which, to me, had been the case all along with previous memes.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Implode on January 24, 2017, 02:50:06 PM
Yeah, sorry. I originally had more typed up, but I cut it down because I realized this isn't the place for this discussion.  :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on January 24, 2017, 03:17:10 PM
And yet the picture of dead soldiers lying in the snow got nothing.   

Are you for real?
I'm used to being on the opposing side of lots of stuff. It actually is sad, not funny. Oh well, that nasty old Tick strikes again.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: ? on January 24, 2017, 03:43:02 PM
There are two types of men in the world: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1396476923778691&id=346937065399354

And that's "humor" how? That's just hate, pointed in a direction you agree with.    Some of those comments are disgusting.
Huh? :huh: I honestly don't see anything hateful in that video. I just thought it showed a subtle yet amusing difference between the two of them. Even if you think it puts Trump in a bad light, "hate" is a pretty strong word to use.

But you know, I think this is more sad than funny: http://americablog.com/2017/01/way-trump-treated-melania-inauguration-day.html
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: pogoowner on January 24, 2017, 03:53:20 PM
But you know, I think this is more sad than funny: http://americablog.com/2017/01/way-trump-treated-melania-inauguration-day.html
I thought the pictures were really sad too, but if you actually watch the video it isn't nearly as awful.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Cool Chris on January 24, 2017, 04:15:43 PM
I chucked at both the 'snowflake' picture and Tick's picture. I didn't think either was out of bounds for this thread.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jsbru on January 24, 2017, 05:11:41 PM
And yet the picture of dead soldiers lying in the snow got nothing.   

Are you for real?

They were dead Nazis.  So who cares?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jsbru on January 24, 2017, 05:13:31 PM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16115027_10154285604413595_8158149791989777947_n.jpg?oh=4abd0573cd319b27d469b2730370e916&oe=591A96A9)

Aside from this just not being funny, I really see this "I know you are but what am I" argument a lot from Trump supporters.  I think it's really their main argument.  I mean, it's pretty much all they got, isn't it?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on January 24, 2017, 06:36:38 PM
I chucked at both the 'snowflake' picture and Tick's picture. I didn't think either was out of bounds for this thread.

This. I posted the snowflake one, mainly being in a liberal culture and having been hammered with 'snowflake' this and 'snowflake' that, it caught me at the right time, and gave me a chuckle. As to the dead soldiers, I now see the bad taste of that aspect and apologize for any offenses.

As to tick's pic, I may have chuckled the first time I saw that, but that horse is beyond dead now, which is probably worse that I'm desensitized to it.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on January 24, 2017, 09:39:52 PM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/26gs8weRkGeCo7Y4g/source.gif)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on January 25, 2017, 12:14:39 AM
:lol
This fuckin guy is a nervous wreck too! Josh Earnest was calm, charming and collected as they come!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on January 25, 2017, 12:25:38 AM
Aside from this just not being funny, I really see this "I know you are but what am I" argument a lot from Trump supporters.  I think it's really their main argument.  I mean, it's pretty much all they got, isn't it?

Are you just finding this out now or being sarcastic? I'm a bit slow hehe
Cause yes! they've always done that! They did it when his problem was Carson then they did when his problem was Rubio then they did when his problem was Cruz then Hillary! They never directly respond to the Trump issue, whatever it is, they just throw it at the other guy, it's like arguing with Bart Simpson  :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on January 25, 2017, 12:34:44 AM
I have to admit I didn't know what "snowflakes" meant and thought it was a racial slur for white people but it didn't work in the context of any of the recent jokes I see online so I looked it up and now the jokes make more sense heh
Kinda reminds me, since this is the humor thread, of a couple of years ago when I first understood what "cracker" meant. I had previously known it was a racial slur against white people, equivalent to "nigger" in the way it offends white Americans and it had something to do with crack cocaine. Then I was watching a Louis CK stand up a couple of years ago and he mentioned how it meant "cracking of the whip", as a slaver would do. Then he proceeded to say that he didn't really feel it was offensive cause all it did was remind him of his powerful wealthy ancestors :lol
Every time I think I got American culture down; I discover something new!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: ? on January 25, 2017, 02:42:34 AM
This made my day :rollin

http://www.metalinjection.net/video/metal-remix-of-anti-trump-protesters-screams-hilarious-regardless-of-political-party-affiliation
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Cyclopssss on January 25, 2017, 05:45:12 AM
http://mashable.com/2017/01/24/netherlands-trump-viral-video/#EBHuh7Hzzmqz (http://mashable.com/2017/01/24/netherlands-trump-viral-video/#EBHuh7Hzzmqz)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on January 25, 2017, 06:12:12 AM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/wYLZa3p8pcZMkL7XK-2bHawgQjFnd8NbhBqhs90Wd4Q.jpg?w=720&s=7df81af087388f4aa5ddca4971874d95)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on January 25, 2017, 07:17:08 AM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16115027_10154285604413595_8158149791989777947_n.jpg?oh=4abd0573cd319b27d469b2730370e916&oe=591A96A9)

Aside from this just not being funny, I really see this "I know you are but what am I" argument a lot from Trump supporters.  I think it's really their main argument.  I mean, it's pretty much all they got, isn't it?

At this point, that's really a large part of BOTH sides of the argument.    There's really not a ton of substance in terms of the arguments against Trump.  He's not right on a lot of things, but amazingly most of the criticisms don't touch on that, they resort to the sort of "meme politics" that have infested us in this 21st century.   To me, memes are like tweets, and you can't effectively summarize all the nuances of things like the rights of half of our species (women) or the economics of a global, multitrillion economy into 140 characters or less, or a series of photos with big white letters.  Funny or not.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jsbru on January 25, 2017, 10:20:34 AM
Well, let me say on record that I don't like either meme or identity politics from the left, either.

Trump's personality should give anyone who doesn't like him (and a significant number of Republicans don't, either) all the ammo they need.  He may be the most immature President this country has elected yet.  And he's completely unprepared for the job.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on January 25, 2017, 10:39:54 AM
Well, let me say on record that I don't like either meme or identity politics from the left, either.

Trump's personality should give anyone who doesn't like him (and a significant number of Republicans don't, either) all the ammo they need.  He may be the most immature President this country has elected yet.  And he's completely unprepared for the job.

I'll give you the immature, I'll give you the thin-skinned, I'll give you a couple other things, but I'm reserving judgment on the "unprepared".  You may not like the substance of some of his decisions - fair point, we can debate them - but he is doing ONE thing that can't be denied, and which, in my opinion, above anything else, is why he's even there to start with:

He's not fucking around with bureaucracy.   He's doing what he said he was going to do.  Hard to argue with that. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jsbru on January 25, 2017, 10:50:28 AM
Our Constitution purposefully made our government a bureaucracy.  For the precise reason as to guard against putting too much power in one lunatic's hands.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Scorpion on January 25, 2017, 10:54:15 AM
Stadler, aren't you usually always arguing that the process of incremental change is necessary and slow on purpose? Why is it suddenly a good thing that Trump is not bothering with that?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on January 25, 2017, 10:59:20 AM
Stadler, aren't you usually always arguing that the process of incremental change is necessary and slow on purpose? Why is it suddenly a good thing that Trump is not bothering with that?

Because we're not talking about the same thing.   There IS a necessary diligence and deliberation in the process.  Trump isn't "circumventing" that, he's merely starting that "deliberation" without delay.   Most of his Executive Orders don't do what the press and fear mongers say they do.  The pipeline for example.  He's not skipping the incremental change; he's just saying "I want to start this process again".   The companies STILL have to get approvals for their permits, they still have to jump through all the hoops they would have had to under Obama, or any other President.   So it's not that "he's not bothering with that"; he can't circumvent that even if he wanted to (or at least not in any meaningful way).  But what he's not doing is sitting on his hands worrying about his legacy or whether it "makes him look good" or whether celebrities are going "like him" or not. 

When I say "fucking around with bureaucracy" I'm not talking about the Congressional process, I'm talking about the public relations/legacy bureaucracy that we've been mired in. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on January 25, 2017, 11:04:19 AM
Our Constitution purposefully made our government a bureaucracy.  For the precise reason as to guard against putting too much power in one lunatic's hands.

By the way, how come our previous leader, presumably a Constitutional scholar, and thus one who should know better, not mention that when blaming all Republicans for gridlocking his initiatives?  And essentially blaming them for his failures?   Yet another example of partisan finger-pointing.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on January 25, 2017, 11:48:55 AM
Because "a slow process" has to at least START, no matter how long it takes.  They shut down most of his proposals just because they were from him.  And you know that.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: chknptpie on January 25, 2017, 11:57:46 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/RnWPSHY.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on January 25, 2017, 11:58:38 AM
Inauguration Day: A Bad Lip Reading:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gneBUA39mnI
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on January 25, 2017, 12:00:04 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/RnWPSHY.jpg)

 :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Implode on January 25, 2017, 12:05:19 PM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/wYLZa3p8pcZMkL7XK-2bHawgQjFnd8NbhBqhs90Wd4Q.jpg?w=720&s=7df81af087388f4aa5ddca4971874d95)

(http://i.imgur.com/RnWPSHY.jpg)

:rollin :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on January 25, 2017, 03:06:34 PM
I don't know how to link another thread, but go to the General Discussion area, and look in the "NFL" thread.  Now THAT Executive Order I can get behind!!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: XeRocks81 on January 25, 2017, 05:26:55 PM
Hi everyone, looks like this is where the game is played now, looking forward to discussion and occasionally losing my shit at Stadler  :biggrin:
Anyway, saw this today and it kind of summed up how I felt

(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16143179_1608227985872669_1374165389851969603_n.png?oh=0ecb044f23365d159588853961ea3f7c&oe=59114DC0)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: pogoowner on January 25, 2017, 06:05:48 PM
I saw that same picture earlier today, but they had replaced Picard's head with that of Bernie Sanders.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on January 25, 2017, 06:45:43 PM
Hey, make XeRocks81 welcome.  He's young and he's got a lot to learn (I'm kidding!), but he's a good egg and a good addition to the site (not kidding).

Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Cool Chris on January 26, 2017, 05:42:28 PM
Triumph attends the inauguration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM7B56xok9M
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on January 26, 2017, 05:51:26 PM
Triumph attends the inauguration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM7B56xok9M

That was incredible. Oh man.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Cyclopssss on January 27, 2017, 06:50:58 AM
Oh Lawd, the laughs keeps a comin'....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4163184/Team-Trump-gaffes-spelling-PM-s-Teresa.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4163184/Team-Trump-gaffes-spelling-PM-s-Teresa.html)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on January 27, 2017, 07:06:27 AM
 :rollin

Damn that's a bad mistake hahaha
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: ? on January 27, 2017, 07:26:20 AM
Trump skit on Finnish tv: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0Ymr9E7u1Y
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on January 27, 2017, 08:41:29 AM
It was so cold out this morning, I saw a politician with his hands in his own pockets.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on January 27, 2017, 10:13:29 AM
It was so cold out this morning, I saw a politician with his hands in his own pockets.
:clap:
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: RuRoRul on January 27, 2017, 10:32:35 AM
Bad Lip Reading of Trump's Inauguration:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gneBUA39mnI
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: XJDenton on January 27, 2017, 10:46:25 AM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/27/white-house-spells-theresa-mays-name-wrong-three-times-memo/

#SpecialRelationship
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: XeRocks81 on January 27, 2017, 11:56:00 AM

This isn't exactly political humor (or maybe it is depending on your POV).   Today I read a review for a movie called Southside With You, it's about  Michelle and Barrack Obama's first date and I don't know if it's because of the current political climate but... it didn't sound so bad.    Trailer is here: https://youtu.be/PENHLqucJVQ   review was here: http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2017/01/26/southside-with-you-the-first-couple-steps-down
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: chknptpie on January 27, 2017, 12:15:06 PM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16265200_10207030167866678_2300127267309677475_n.jpg?oh=d5c827e5721c001536b65d8699695d9b&oe=59095F08)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on January 27, 2017, 12:33:33 PM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16265200_10207030167866678_2300127267309677475_n.jpg?oh=d5c827e5721c001536b65d8699695d9b&oe=59095F08)

:clap:
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: XJDenton on January 27, 2017, 12:37:06 PM
My main problem with that whole event is that it was a terrible waste of tea.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on January 27, 2017, 01:09:02 PM
My main problem with that whole event is that it was a terrible waste of tea.

I was just joking with my british coworker that when I am in boston next weekend that I will be throwing tea into the harbor in honor of him  :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Elite on January 27, 2017, 01:15:56 PM
Triumph attends the inauguration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM7B56xok9M

omg :lol

that was funny!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: XJDenton on January 27, 2017, 01:17:52 PM
My main problem with that whole event is that it was a terrible waste of tea.

I was just joking with my british coworker that when I am in boston next weekend that I will be throwing tea into the harbor in honor of him  :lol

When I was in the states for July 4th last year I was considering wearing a "Happy Traitor Day" shirt, but then decided I would rather keep my teeth.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on January 27, 2017, 01:23:58 PM
My main problem with that whole event is that it was a terrible waste of tea.

I was just joking with my british coworker that when I am in boston next weekend that I will be throwing tea into the harbor in honor of him  :lol

When I was in the states for July 4th last year I was considering wearing a "Happy Traitor Day" shirt, but then decided I would rather keep my teeth.

 :lol I would have found it funny
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on January 27, 2017, 11:20:06 PM
(http://thechronicleherald.ca/sites/default/files/imagecache/ch_article_main_image/bm_cartoon/Bruce%2001%2027%202017%20RGB.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on January 30, 2017, 06:40:06 AM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/l6JvZsDBRtC7NtucS4GBDAPBf-jEYMbuDbrrCESE_TU.jpg?w=700&s=1b421544e414f22948de150b40004040)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on January 30, 2017, 08:27:17 AM
God Damn Mongolians!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: XJDenton on January 30, 2017, 09:55:37 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/ltnfl3q.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: antigoon on January 31, 2017, 10:44:01 AM
https://twitter.com/TrumpDraws
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on January 31, 2017, 01:11:23 PM
https://twitter.com/TrumpDraws
lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on January 31, 2017, 01:58:54 PM
https://twitter.com/TrumpDraws
lol

That made me laugh harder than anything else today.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on February 01, 2017, 08:45:33 AM
Following
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: XeRocks81 on February 01, 2017, 03:23:51 PM
Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart and future Trump Executive Orders  :biggrin:  :lol

https://youtu.be/i-4r9XE5EM0
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on February 01, 2017, 09:28:33 PM
Triumph attends the inauguration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM7B56xok9M

"America gonna great yes" :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on February 02, 2017, 10:01:27 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/dfSc8ty.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: pogoowner on February 02, 2017, 10:36:02 AM
Now that one I like.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: RuRoRul on February 02, 2017, 10:58:45 AM
It's an older joke but it checks out.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on February 02, 2017, 02:50:22 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/dCPPBU4.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: pogoowner on February 02, 2017, 03:21:56 PM
 :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Scorpion on February 02, 2017, 03:24:20 PM
:rollin :lol :rollin

That is perfect.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on February 02, 2017, 03:38:22 PM
(https://scontent.fbed1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16299134_1482012318476857_1492424062752171085_n.jpg?oh=1762fd1307cc5b9e96ff6bf539de3c81&oe=590B6F8A)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: chknptpie on February 02, 2017, 04:30:05 PM
Holy crap at the Pink Floyd image hahahaha  :rollin
(http://wp.production.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/files/im/VJBsjmJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on February 02, 2017, 04:35:45 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/dCPPBU4.jpg)

Now we need one with Bannon and "hush now baby baby don't you cry...."
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on February 02, 2017, 08:45:23 PM
Holy crap at the Pink Floyd image hahahaha  :rollin
(http://wp.production.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/files/im/VJBsjmJ.jpg)

:clap:
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: XeRocks81 on February 02, 2017, 10:30:36 PM
yeah xkcd is pretty great. 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C3qppo6UcAA2XAP.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on February 03, 2017, 07:17:36 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C0ekx39VIAEO9WX.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: ? on February 03, 2017, 07:51:31 AM
(http://wp.production.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/files/im/VJBsjmJ.jpg)
Spot on! :lol

(https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/16426138_10155837098203345_3571005412285557279_n.jpg?oh=efed18ee9ecec3bc5f03305c9824cec5&oe=59462EEB)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Implode on February 03, 2017, 08:07:58 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C0ekx39VIAEO9WX.jpg)

This would be perfect if there were a second cockroach saying, "Bernie would've won." :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Elite on February 03, 2017, 08:32:00 AM
*MOTHER*

That's absolutely amazing :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on February 03, 2017, 08:56:52 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C0ekx39VIAEO9WX.jpg)
At this point I have to wonder if were better off
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on February 03, 2017, 08:58:08 AM
(https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/16426138_10155837098203345_3571005412285557279_n.jpg?oh=efed18ee9ecec3bc5f03305c9824cec5&oe=59462EEB)

 :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Podaar on February 03, 2017, 09:02:54 AM
 :tup
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: antigoon on February 03, 2017, 09:05:48 AM
Yes hello mr stock broker I'd like to buy 600 shares of dank political memes thank you
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on February 03, 2017, 09:54:49 AM
(https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/16426138_10155837098203345_3571005412285557279_n.jpg?oh=efed18ee9ecec3bc5f03305c9824cec5&oe=59462EEB)

 :rollin
(http://fotos.fotoflexer.com/1c7d8a26db9d22cbf0bc52967cfb9f49.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on February 03, 2017, 09:55:36 AM
I guess it was inevitable...

https://www.bowlinggreenmassacrefund.com/ (https://www.bowlinggreenmassacrefund.com/)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Podaar on February 03, 2017, 09:57:14 AM
 :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on February 03, 2017, 09:58:38 AM
I guess it was inevitable...

https://www.bowlinggreenmassacrefund.com/ (https://www.bowlinggreenmassacrefund.com/)

Haha, did you click the donate now button?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on February 03, 2017, 10:05:05 AM
You fuckers ruined one of my favorite album covers of all time. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on February 03, 2017, 11:50:54 AM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/qZxnkZcBZiDQFwRoYI9yuzsm2v4f8RqDHSyfDxr2las.jpg?w=618&s=df36f91c607d4c16e57d6a92b0f0006f)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on February 03, 2017, 12:46:12 PM
I guess it was inevitable...

https://www.bowlinggreenmassacrefund.com/ (https://www.bowlinggreenmassacrefund.com/)
:clap:
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on February 03, 2017, 12:50:30 PM
http://trumpdonald.org/
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on February 03, 2017, 12:53:24 PM
I guess it was inevitable...

https://www.bowlinggreenmassacrefund.com/ (https://www.bowlinggreenmassacrefund.com/)

Haha, did you click the donate now button?

Yeah, best part  :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on February 03, 2017, 02:43:56 PM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/qZxnkZcBZiDQFwRoYI9yuzsm2v4f8RqDHSyfDxr2las.jpg?w=618&s=df36f91c607d4c16e57d6a92b0f0006f)

Now THAT'S funny.   
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on February 03, 2017, 02:55:15 PM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/qZxnkZcBZiDQFwRoYI9yuzsm2v4f8RqDHSyfDxr2las.jpg?w=618&s=df36f91c607d4c16e57d6a92b0f0006f)

Now THAT'S funny.

I almost spit out my coffee just now  :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Podaar on February 03, 2017, 04:52:10 PM
(https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16427728_1937180399835498_1336452011351456597_n.jpg?oh=555c000e283ea982f293e32bfdcd940a&oe=5909F66B)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: chknptpie on February 03, 2017, 04:54:26 PM
(https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16427447_1297955433584194_8758184320204314990_n.png?oh=ffb16f6cbcf465c654b4b3c0e4a7bdb6&oe=590A77EE)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on February 03, 2017, 05:17:56 PM
(https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16427728_1937180399835498_1336452011351456597_n.jpg?oh=555c000e283ea982f293e32bfdcd940a&oe=5909F66B)

As a college football fan, I love this and hate ohio state  :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on February 03, 2017, 05:20:47 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j556MWGVVqI

See, this is how you hilariously take out hyper-liberalism and over the top PCism without coming off like an angry guy whose favorite prune juice isn't sold anymore.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Podaar on February 03, 2017, 06:12:19 PM
Holy shit, Adami... the look on the face of the front row blonde!  :rollin

Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: ? on February 04, 2017, 05:23:57 AM
Meanwhile on this side of the Atlantic:

http://mashable.com/2017/02/03/europe-spoof-video-donald-trump-trolling/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-uk-link#s86ZBckKsiqB
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/03/sweden-criticises-us-climate-stance-as-it-reveals-ambitious-carbon-emissions-law
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on February 04, 2017, 11:14:53 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg0Qss1ah_Y

Hilarious!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on February 04, 2017, 11:18:09 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg0Qss1ah_Y

Hilarious!

 :rollin :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on February 04, 2017, 11:45:10 AM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16195130_10211243067448402_3623765563432062539_n.jpg?oh=03d002b12e261cb8487cc57fa9a04892&oe=59433B5E)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on February 04, 2017, 10:00:42 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg0Qss1ah_Y

Hilarious!

F'in brilliant.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on February 05, 2017, 10:10:45 AM
Omg... Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer on SNL

https://youtu.be/UWuc18xISwI (https://youtu.be/UWuc18xISwI)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on February 06, 2017, 01:42:34 AM
 :lol That was great!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on February 06, 2017, 01:44:33 AM
Was hoping they'd have FOX ask them an overly softball question or something.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: ? on February 06, 2017, 02:34:30 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C3582MaUEAED7A7.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on February 06, 2017, 05:46:31 AM
This was one of the funniest skits I've seen on modern day SNL.

(https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/mt/2017/02/NUP_177125_0063/lead_960.jpg?1486313973)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on February 06, 2017, 08:17:02 AM
This was one of the funniest skits I've seen on modern day SNL.

(https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/mt/2017/02/NUP_177125_0063/lead_960.jpg?1486313973)

When she grabbed the podium and went after Vanessa Bayer, I almost died laughing.   

Also the "Mouse"/"Lambs" was good too. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on February 06, 2017, 11:01:04 AM
God that had me rolling.


Seems Spicer thought it was funny as well, good to see he has some humanity to him.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: pogoowner on February 06, 2017, 11:20:44 AM
God that had me rolling.


Seems Spicer thought it was funny as well, good to see he has some humanity to him.
I think most people, including Spicer, can recognize that he's in an impossible position. May as well laugh about it. :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on February 06, 2017, 11:23:06 AM
Did you guys see the cold open from the oval office with the phone calls?  THAT was fucking hilarious.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZOF9q5fzfs
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Podaar on February 06, 2017, 11:33:53 AM
This was one of the funniest skits I've seen on modern day SNL.

(https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/mt/2017/02/NUP_177125_0063/lead_960.jpg?1486313973)

When she grabbed the podium and went after Vanessa Bayer, I almost died laughing.   

Also the "Mouse"/"Lambs" was good too.

"That's soapy water to wash out your filthy lying mouth!"  :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: RuRoRul on February 06, 2017, 05:08:31 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/OCsIVPj.gif)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on February 07, 2017, 12:18:40 PM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/JE7-n8_i-RgX40_UJ7-HXB-Vd1dYJuWeWOj2ySHAVT0.jpg?w=540&s=c2374432ebf3cdc47fe94660eeb8739f)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on February 07, 2017, 12:19:31 PM
Technically......technically that's what we call a bodacious Muslim.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on February 07, 2017, 12:27:11 PM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/9JcKWbIPrdYqfOZp624PMqU3Hqw6EX07Rc2TxoEUfFQ.jpg?w=600&s=e63cfb340f81e239df46f7d824ad1dad)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Podaar on February 07, 2017, 12:30:04 PM
 :lol

Pence's face...
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on February 07, 2017, 09:13:28 PM
This was one of the funniest skits I've seen on modern day SNL.

(https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/mt/2017/02/NUP_177125_0063/lead_960.jpg?1486313973)

When she grabbed the podium and went after Vanessa Bayer, I almost died laughing.   

Also the "Mouse"/"Lambs" was good too.

"That's soapy water to wash out your filthy lying mouth!"  :rollin

Holy shit I logged in to talk about that video and quote that exact same line about the super soaker :lol
I'm don't like Melissa McCarthy but boy I laughed so much at this. The podium attack was amazing haha
I've watched every time Spicer had a conference and he's always so tense indeed heh
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: pogoowner on February 07, 2017, 09:18:30 PM
Spicer and Conway have such horrible jobs. Conway went on CNN and got absolutely skewered by Jake Tapper today, and while the Bowling Green issue was one small part of it, she's just forced to defend nonsensical statements all the time. I really can't judge either of them for too much, aside from not just resigning.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on February 07, 2017, 11:15:37 PM
That's something that kinda baffles me, I feel like they could EASILY find smarter, better spoken, more collected, more elusive people for these jobs, that's what they want and need. I think it would make for an interesting sociological study cause I've seen similar conditions occur under the right wing regime currently in Egypt.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on February 08, 2017, 09:38:09 AM
Smarter people are already otherwise employed.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on February 08, 2017, 09:58:17 AM
Or, given their "smartness", know better than to get involved in the partisan quagmire that is politics.  I have no doubt that had he been alive today, Jesus would be slandered by the opposite party for "alternative facts", or being "racist", or "being a socialist".  Something.   
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on February 08, 2017, 10:02:23 AM
Or, given their "smartness", know better than to get involved in the partisan quagmire that is politics.  I have no doubt that had he been alive today, Jesus would be slandered by the opposite party for "alternative facts", or being "racist", or "being a socialist".  Something.


Can you imagine what the non-GMO crowd would have had to say about fish and bread that just magically appeared? :lol Don't drink the blood wine, it contains toxins! 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: PowerSlave on February 08, 2017, 10:06:05 AM
Or, given their "smartness", know better than to get involved in the partisan quagmire that is politics.  I have no doubt that had he been alive today, Jesus would be slandered by the opposite party for "alternative facts", or being "racist", or "being a socialist".  Something.

No different than when he was alive. Human nature has changed little (if at all) in the last 2,000 years.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on February 08, 2017, 10:27:33 AM
Or, given their "smartness", know better than to get involved in the partisan quagmire that is politics.  I have no doubt that had he been alive today, Jesus would be slandered by the opposite party for "alternative facts", or being "racist", or "being a socialist".  Something.   

If Jesus had been alive today, he would've been called Middle Eastern.  Probably couldn't leave the country for fear of not being able to return.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on February 08, 2017, 10:31:22 AM
Or, given their "smartness", know better than to get involved in the partisan quagmire that is politics.  I have no doubt that had he been alive today, Jesus would be slandered by the opposite party for "alternative facts", or being "racist", or "being a socialist".  Something.

No different than when he was alive. Human nature has changed little (if at all) in the last 2,000 years.

True
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on February 10, 2017, 10:31:26 AM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/8Z0HampazjVrLBYzglRfmclshN0-u7oy1sKuNrtWvHg.png?w=584&s=9a8e342d3cb5622263c61ee761f48a0b)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: bosk1 on February 10, 2017, 10:42:46 AM
Aside from this just not being funny, I really see this "I know you are but what am I" argument a lot from Trump supporters.  I think it's really their main argument.  I mean, it's pretty much all they got, isn't it?

Well, that's fair if that is the intent behind it.  But I also think it calls out hypocrisy, which is subtly different and is, IMO, a valid argument.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on February 10, 2017, 01:33:51 PM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/8Z0HampazjVrLBYzglRfmclshN0-u7oy1sKuNrtWvHg.png?w=584&s=9a8e342d3cb5622263c61ee761f48a0b)

 :lol and I think that's the first meme I've seen of Jay and Silent Bob, I love it!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: pogoowner on February 10, 2017, 10:51:46 PM
Mike Pompeo just honored a Saudi Crown Prince with an award for counter-terrorism. That's all, this just seemed like the best thread for it.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: PowerSlave on February 11, 2017, 04:11:45 AM
Mike Pompeo just honored a Saudi Crown Prince with an award for counter-terrorism. That's all, this just seemed like the best thread for it.

Maybe we need a Political Irony thread?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on February 11, 2017, 04:24:55 AM
Japan's Prime minister after he shock hand with Trump, I just love his body language.  :lol

(http://i.imgur.com/xzTvhx4.gif)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: antigoon on February 11, 2017, 11:23:04 AM
(https://puu.sh/tYEPj/f6cfbd6be0.png)
https://thenib.com/how-to-become-a-paid-protestor?t=default
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on February 11, 2017, 10:30:48 PM
"The only time Trump gets stoned is in the fantasies of Muslims" - Triumph the insult comic dog.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: ? on February 12, 2017, 01:44:46 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4a6qU2UkAAS1kz.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4a6qU2UcAA2Cfu.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Cool Chris on February 12, 2017, 07:36:41 PM
Ernie Els is my favorite golfer, but what the heck was he, a South African, doing there?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on February 13, 2017, 08:11:42 AM
(https://puu.sh/tYEPj/f6cfbd6be0.png)
https://thenib.com/how-to-become-a-paid-protestor?t=default

It slays me how subjective all this stuff is.   When it's a critique - like "paid protestor" - it's dismissed because, well, it doesn't work like THAT!   There are no ads on Monster.com for "Paid Protestor!"  Silly gooses!   With no recognition or acknowledgement that it's a whole lot more subtle; free transporation to rallies, quid pro quo for "issue support", etc. 

But when it comes time to criticize the President that we disagree with...  "Oh, so one of the company's that Trump's company works with looked at a Request For Proposal for a development in Germany, and one of the other bidders was from Russia.... TRUMP'S A FASCIST PIG IN BED WITH PUTIN!" 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Cyclopssss on February 13, 2017, 09:52:27 AM
Apparently, Mexico is now charging Americans money to pass the border into Mexico. That's the way to do it!  :tup
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: chknptpie on February 13, 2017, 12:24:34 PM
Apparently, Mexico is now charging Americans money to pass the border into Mexico. That's the way to do it!  :tup
I had to pay a toll to get into the US from Canada.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on February 13, 2017, 12:36:10 PM
Apparently, Mexico is now charging Americans money to pass the border into Mexico. That's the way to do it!  :tup
I had to pay a toll to get into the US from Canada.

I have to pay a toll to get from CT to NY, NJ, or MA.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on February 13, 2017, 12:40:54 PM
Apparently, Mexico is now charging Americans money to pass the border into Mexico. That's the way to do it!  :tup
I had to pay a toll to get into the US from Canada.

I have to pay a toll to get from CT to NY, NJ, or MA.

I have to pay a toll literally a quarter mile from my house  :lol  I don't even leave my town yet.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on February 13, 2017, 04:23:51 PM
My GF charges me a toll whenever I climb into bed at night.   :-\
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: chknptpie on February 13, 2017, 04:39:06 PM
My GF charges me a toll whenever I climb into bed at night.   :-\
Is it in the form of food? :eyebrows:
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on February 13, 2017, 04:50:38 PM
 :\


 ;)


 :heybaby:
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: PowerSlave on February 13, 2017, 10:26:49 PM
My GF charges me a toll whenever I climb into bed at night.   :-\

Sounds like she's just preparing you for marriage...
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on February 14, 2017, 08:46:30 AM
My GF charges me a toll whenever I climb into bed at night.   :-\

She let's you climb in bed with her?   Dammit. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on February 15, 2017, 12:03:06 PM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/snzGkC5_wPOU5Lo-OFExv7UoUwYzxx2vZBYIljefexs.jpg?w=537&s=013798f2283c94d8bc236fc5e11d467f)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on February 15, 2017, 12:03:50 PM
:clap:
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on February 15, 2017, 01:57:00 PM
President Trump Was Asked About Anti-Semitism. He Responded by Talking About His Electoral College Win. (http://time.com/4672402/donald-trump-anti-semitism-netanyahu/)

Couldn't decide whether to put it here or the humor thread.  Decided on both.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on February 15, 2017, 03:13:24 PM
Donald Trump's Tweets As An Early 2000s Emo Song (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CopDK_jI6DI)

Works well  :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Elite on February 16, 2017, 07:39:03 AM
Donald Trump's Tweets As An Early 2000s Emo Song (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CopDK_jI6DI)

Works well  :lol

oh God :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on February 16, 2017, 07:49:55 AM
Oh man that's good...love the little hand sticking out of the coat sleeve.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Podaar on February 16, 2017, 08:15:46 AM
 :lol

Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on February 16, 2017, 09:02:09 AM
Oh man....

(https://media.giphy.com/media/l3q2BDTWloOrhaorS/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on February 16, 2017, 09:04:05 AM
 :lol like this one the best due to the 3d animation, works well.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on February 16, 2017, 10:20:41 AM
HAHA, that IS funny.  Haha.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: PowerSlave on February 16, 2017, 12:49:42 PM
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/A-Pregnant-President-Trump-Affectionate-Putin-Decorate-Building-in-Chelsea-413820193.html?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark

Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on February 17, 2017, 01:50:41 PM
So /r/TinyTrumps is apparently a thing, why am I not surprised. Could even be considered a bit artsy.

(http://i.imgur.com/FVf3YvP.jpg)
(https://i.redd.it/v1zm1ovgfdgy.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/JiNZ66M.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/f5CXaPG.jpg)
(https://i.redd.it/wpegqqnmohgy.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on February 17, 2017, 02:05:37 PM
 :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin

I almost just spit out my coffee
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on February 17, 2017, 03:07:37 PM
The one with the giant pen is classic.  I love that.   :)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on February 17, 2017, 03:50:17 PM
Oh that's good. :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: eric42434224 on February 17, 2017, 09:17:38 PM
(https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-0/p526x296/16825743_1210569795730266_2374783798122107052_o.jpg?oh=eac74db222ebcc9f3c6f676006c83e04&oe=594B8A42)

(https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16729473_1208367632617149_3334695936449893903_n.jpg?oh=618d07a6582ebc990dde00a2070ec2cb&oe=5948DD11)

(https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/s960x960/16602281_1202441479876431_366379839407808387_o.jpg?oh=1899138f976ab87f4d349f6dada2f386&oe=5941BE5D)

(https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16142334_1180762918710954_2793753095338622283_n.jpg?oh=2dc0f1480b6bbd6306fd24d559538ce0&oe=5944932D)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on February 18, 2017, 10:24:08 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C11EVg7XAAAntdz.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on February 19, 2017, 05:37:45 PM
(https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p480x480/16649538_1708180279192943_9040647648362984525_n.jpg?oh=e0951336ff735ceab50625b632190b28&oe=58FF3DB3)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on February 20, 2017, 10:16:23 AM
:clap:
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on February 21, 2017, 08:33:39 AM
(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16648992_251713725269329_4049120047817250554_n.jpg?oh=9288f13bff74ae702f22df847a73db1b&oe=592FA447)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: ? on February 22, 2017, 03:49:28 AM
Donald Trump Unveils Trump News Network (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdpDIE8tTw8)

I have to say the Godzilla attack was pretty shocking, but luckily I survived with no injuries.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: antigoon on February 23, 2017, 02:49:52 PM
https://video.twimg.com/tweet_video/C5YY1PBVUAAoMXO.mp4
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: XeRocks81 on March 01, 2017, 06:49:31 PM
over in the 100 days thread hefdaddy42 said:
Quote
He certainly says "Believe me" and "Trust me" WAY too much.

In my experience, the only people who say those phrases that much are liars.  And we already know his tenuous relationship with the facts.

Funnily enough on Colbert the other night, an old friend dropped by and used this exact thing as a jumping off point to talk about the relationship between trump and the news media

https://youtu.be/cmdFne7LnuA   (can't embed youtube videos here?)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 01, 2017, 08:08:43 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/prO2Cnq.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Podaar on March 02, 2017, 06:15:32 AM
 :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on March 05, 2017, 02:48:00 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/YtQ2DpP.gif)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Podaar on March 05, 2017, 07:30:10 AM
Holy, hell.  :rollin

Some days I just love the internet
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TAC on March 05, 2017, 08:36:00 AM
That is awesome!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: antigoon on March 05, 2017, 08:43:09 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5__5PDWcAA14nu.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: The King in Crimson on March 05, 2017, 09:22:52 AM
Mike Pence's Email has been hacked.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C6BEicdUYAAY6Si.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on March 05, 2017, 02:26:28 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5__5PDWcAA14nu.jpg:large)

I don't get it. 



(I mean, I get it, but it makes no sense.  Our defense and the defense of a good portion of the first world is akin to a decorative sword, and "free college" is akin to one of the three basic elements of survival?   Neil needs a class in "Perspective".)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on March 05, 2017, 02:27:59 PM
Mike Pence's Email has been hacked.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C6BEicdUYAAY6Si.jpg:large)

Hey, yet another joke about how an evangelical Republican is a simpleton!  I guess the twist is this time with mommy issues!  How fresh and exciting!   Nothing like a good character attack to make a broader political point!

(Not you, King; I'm sure you're reposting this from some other legendary wit.)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: RuRoRul on March 05, 2017, 02:43:36 PM
Mike Pence's Email has been hacked.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C6BEicdUYAAY6Si.jpg:large)

Hey, yet another joke about how an evangelical Republican is a simpleton!  I guess the twist is this time with mommy issues!  How fresh and exciting!   Nothing like a good character attack to make a broader political point!

(Not you, King; I'm sure you're reposting this from some other legendary wit.)
I'm not 100% sure, but I presumed it was a reference to the story where it was reported Mike Pence referred to his wife as "Mother".
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: The King in Crimson on March 05, 2017, 05:01:51 PM
Mike Pence's Email has been hacked.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C6BEicdUYAAY6Si.jpg:large)

Hey, yet another joke about how an evangelical Republican is a simpleton!  I guess the twist is this time with mommy issues!  How fresh and exciting!   Nothing like a good character attack to make a broader political point!

(Not you, King; I'm sure you're reposting this from some other legendary wit.)
I'm not 100% sure, but I presumed it was a reference to the story where it was reported Mike Pence referred to his wife as "Mother".
That is it.

If this is the worst "character assassination" that Pence has to put up with for 4 years, I think he'll be just fine.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: eric42434224 on March 05, 2017, 07:29:15 PM
(https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/800/1*_QzjWRvbba4wwkaOFtuTdQ.jpeg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on March 05, 2017, 09:17:03 PM
I'm not 100% sure, but I presumed it was a reference to the story where it was reported Mike Pence referred to his wife as "Mother".

Not sure what's wrong with that, both of my grandfathers referred to my grandmothers that way.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on March 06, 2017, 09:20:55 AM
(https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/800/1*_QzjWRvbba4wwkaOFtuTdQ.jpeg)

 :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 06, 2017, 09:13:00 PM
Meanwhile, over at Gin and Tacos:

Quote
HIGHLIGHTS OF LONG-AWAITED GOP PLAN TO REPLACE THE ACA:

1. FEDERAL FUNDS TO BUILD CIRCULAR TRACKS WHERE PATIENTS WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO "WALK IT OFF"
2. EIGHTEEN UNEXPLAINED PAGES IN RUSSIAN
3. A CTRL-F SEARCH OF DOCUMENT REVEALS SEVEN UNRELATED USES OF THE PHRASE "ENHANCED MEAT RECOVERY"
4. ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES RENAMED "WHORE PILLS"
5. REQUIRES C.D.C. TO RESUME KEEPING DATA ON OCTAROONS
6. ORDERS SIXTEEN NEW BENGHAZI INVESTIGATIONS
7. PATENT MEDICINES OVER 50% LAUDANUM NOT ELIGIBLE FOR H.S.A. REIMBURSEMENT
8. MAKES OBAMACARE MORE APPEALING TO REPUBLICAN BASE BY OFFERING BASICALLY THE SAME THING BUT LESS HELPFUL TO THE POOR AND WITHOUT A BLACK MAN'S NAME ON IT
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on March 06, 2017, 09:19:30 PM
I would be totally fine renaming oral contraception whore pills.

"Hey babe, you take your whore pills?"
"Of course I did, I'm in a committed relationship but don't want kids yet"
"That's what whore pills are for"


Yea, all good with it.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: portnoy311 on March 08, 2017, 12:16:17 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5__5PDWcAA14nu.jpg:large)

I don't get it. 



(I mean, I get it, but it makes no sense.  Our defense and the defense of a good portion of the first world is akin to a decorative sword, and "free college" is akin to one of the three basic elements of survival?   Neil needs a class in "Perspective".)


Actually I'd said it's a biting criticism of the false equivalency she used in her nonsensical tweet. Which you did get, but it was against a right-winger. Let's be frank.

This is where your, "I'm just asking for nuance" falls flat. Even in this thread you're refusing to acknowledge a very clear logical fallacy that just a year ago I would've counted on you to be the first person on the internet to point out.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on March 08, 2017, 01:41:13 PM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/J38JmeOdY3McSHn_A6anOr5V5V5nHPcxpvw1dQMBfIg.jpg?w=695&s=cfa8ccae85de6a87da1382ba3cca45c7)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: RuRoRul on March 08, 2017, 03:36:31 PM
(http://www.smbc-comics.com/comics/1462804584-20160509.png)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on March 09, 2017, 06:16:23 AM
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/s480x480/17021850_1199388096823695_3662854833102967248_n.jpg?oh=a8f69dee7eb4bdb25282bf079f0adc30&oe=593482C7)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on March 09, 2017, 07:00:13 AM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/TQr7aoU_S_uQQ1666F1SdrF8eHxv1HcrAakSEB89mzY.jpg?w=720&s=afbb9de499e6c1b6a17e5de234e5ae9a)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on March 09, 2017, 07:02:08 AM
(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/hefdaddy42/funny/TrumpApproves_zpsggvmovjc.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on March 09, 2017, 09:06:56 AM
(https://i.redd.it/jh9k6wh7yaky.gif)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on March 09, 2017, 09:17:58 AM
lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on March 09, 2017, 09:46:04 AM
 :rollin :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: eric42434224 on March 09, 2017, 07:29:37 PM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/TQr7aoU_S_uQQ1666F1SdrF8eHxv1HcrAakSEB89mzY.jpg?w=720&s=afbb9de499e6c1b6a17e5de234e5ae9a)

Is he married to Jan Hooks?  And does she look like she is saying "help meeeee" through her fake ass smile?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: ? on March 10, 2017, 09:33:28 AM
Trump ft. Obama - Barbie Girl (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzxV9ZXrkWU)

This made me laugh way too hard :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Podaar on March 10, 2017, 09:37:19 AM
 ???

What the hell did I just watch? I just... I

 :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Podaar on March 14, 2017, 04:46:30 PM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/xUPGcLKuGsvaK43kSQ/giphy-downsized-large.gif)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: antigoon on March 14, 2017, 04:51:27 PM
omg :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on March 15, 2017, 07:38:47 AM
 :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TAC on March 15, 2017, 07:46:42 AM
 :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on March 15, 2017, 07:47:50 AM
The audio that The Daily Show put with it was pretty good as well.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 16, 2017, 10:51:05 AM
(https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17309334_1650641708295573_627321908143764119_n.jpg?oh=084c24a32cf0226378018edac1337c8e&oe=59288514)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on March 17, 2017, 10:46:52 AM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/-n169Viwxba9JC5yz23bJKoDO3IKZ2sJuwZgUuK0BUc.jpg?w=600&s=788e7ebff5bcb1f16e88a67047f1e91d)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on March 17, 2017, 01:18:57 PM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/bDnLHvupjGGAAFT_kCybwon-2hcJ456kXO5mPF90u6Q.jpg?w=480&s=8ec4a363ff413b11b3600792732b4207)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on March 17, 2017, 01:19:19 PM
 :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: 73109 on March 18, 2017, 07:22:48 PM
(http://www.teach1st.com/pbkidz/pics/17353639_1751635971514040_8396805053412777395_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 21, 2017, 07:51:24 PM
(https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/p720x720/17390411_1978606025560424_3412365116395296159_o.jpg?oh=52153422cfadda4fe2372aa297f4abbe&oe=5971BF62)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: bosk1 on March 23, 2017, 07:54:03 AM
You're confused.  That's the French flag.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on March 23, 2017, 08:03:07 AM
:france:
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 23, 2017, 08:04:17 AM
You're confused.  That's the French flag.

Well, yeah, both, really.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on March 23, 2017, 09:54:45 AM
You're confused.  That's the French flag.
You should really think about having it redesigned.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Kwyjibo on March 23, 2017, 10:00:24 AM
According to a german comedian some twenty years ago this is the national flag of Ostfriesland (a region in nothern Germany): White eagle on white background.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: kingshmegland on March 23, 2017, 05:31:17 PM
 :lol

(http://i583.photobucket.com/albums/ss272/kingshmegland/Screenshot_20170323-192840_zpsuhhsrglz.png) (http://s583.photobucket.com/user/kingshmegland/media/Screenshot_20170323-192840_zpsuhhsrglz.png.html)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 23, 2017, 06:42:43 PM
Lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: ? on March 24, 2017, 04:33:49 PM
http://mashable.com/2017/03/23/donald-trump-truck/#lppgK34ktkqk

https://www.indy100.com/article/donald-trump-snl-alec-baldwin-newspaper-funny-pictures-mistake-7575766
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on March 24, 2017, 09:46:19 PM
GOP Dungeons and Dragons....

http://www.dorkly.com/post/82811/15-times-gopdnd-proves-that-republicans-would-be-bad-at-dungeons-dragons (http://www.dorkly.com/post/82811/15-times-gopdnd-proves-that-republicans-would-be-bad-at-dungeons-dragons)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on March 25, 2017, 05:24:20 AM
GOP Dungeons and Dragons....

http://www.dorkly.com/post/82811/15-times-gopdnd-proves-that-republicans-would-be-bad-at-dungeons-dragons (http://www.dorkly.com/post/82811/15-times-gopdnd-proves-that-republicans-would-be-bad-at-dungeons-dragons)


Oh god... 1/2 of those were gold; the other half were just damned funny.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on March 27, 2017, 09:22:11 AM
GOP Dungeons and Dragons....

http://www.dorkly.com/post/82811/15-times-gopdnd-proves-that-republicans-would-be-bad-at-dungeons-dragons (http://www.dorkly.com/post/82811/15-times-gopdnd-proves-that-republicans-would-be-bad-at-dungeons-dragons)
:lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: ? on March 27, 2017, 01:02:13 PM
Emo Trump Unplugged (http://digg.com/video/emo-trump-unplugged)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: chknptpie on March 27, 2017, 01:23:10 PM
Emo Trump Unplugged (http://digg.com/video/emo-trump-unplugged)
I saw this over the weekend - pure gold.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on March 29, 2017, 11:50:44 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/xvsng0l.gif)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on March 31, 2017, 11:46:44 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/blcSdEo.gif)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on March 31, 2017, 01:02:11 PM
Wow, that is genuinely disturbing.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on April 01, 2017, 12:00:31 AM
That's..... that's...that's a whole ton of things.

Stealing..



Edit- just found this one...
(https://scontent.fsnc1-5.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17553914_977614559035733_1495192966182403863_n.jpg?oh=d6bee46b2bccf434e25333f28057f734&oe=5956F9D0)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: axeman90210 on April 01, 2017, 05:00:03 PM
(http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss196/axeman9182/C8TWoChW0AAOlFH_zps04u6mll6.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on April 01, 2017, 05:43:59 PM
(http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss196/axeman9182/C8TWoChW0AAOlFH_zps04u6mll6.jpg)

Believe Me.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 03, 2017, 09:01:48 AM
April Fools came and went, and Trump is still President.

Sad!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: BlobVanDam on April 03, 2017, 09:14:28 AM
April Fools Day must be Trump's favourite day, because it's all about spreading fake news. :neverusethis:
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: XJDenton on April 03, 2017, 09:58:52 AM
(https://scontent.fsnc1-5.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17553914_977614559035733_1495192966182403863_n.jpg?oh=d6bee46b2bccf434e25333f28057f734&oe=5956F9D0)

I hear blockbuster is next on the list.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on April 05, 2017, 07:37:57 PM
(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx225/mexas_joe/mega%20putin_zpsbhrr4yxi.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 06, 2017, 08:37:40 AM
Subtle.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on April 11, 2017, 09:20:52 AM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/RIfZb3GQgxH6tyZyT_0iPmdWioEe-Poi2pP5yTFbTow.jpg?w=720&s=f8dda579e66b59f07a48f0f66350cafe)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 11, 2017, 10:16:09 AM
:clap:
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on April 11, 2017, 07:01:21 PM
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Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: XJDenton on April 11, 2017, 08:21:24 PM
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Excellent.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on April 12, 2017, 04:48:50 AM
Trump: "Goddammit why'd you do this shit Shawn?"
Spicey "It's not my fault!".

 :rollin :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on April 14, 2017, 11:08:59 AM
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Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on April 14, 2017, 03:57:23 PM
USS Donald J. Trump

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Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: bosk1 on April 14, 2017, 04:14:31 PM
That's pretty sweet, actually.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: kingshmegland on April 14, 2017, 05:39:44 PM
It is.

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Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on April 14, 2017, 06:30:18 PM
USS Donald J. Trump

(https://i.redd.it/gc1ombuz2kry.jpg)

Fuck, I'd shoot like a 70 on that hole, water hazards tend to be a golf ball magnet where my game is concerned.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Cool Chris on April 15, 2017, 04:45:30 PM
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Is the LOL in Rubio and Cruz's answers? Because those are pretty LOL-worthy.

And that SJW-MOAB one is gold, Jerry, gold.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: kingshmegland on April 15, 2017, 08:14:33 PM
All is Lol worthy.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on April 17, 2017, 11:34:12 AM
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Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on April 17, 2017, 11:43:37 AM
 :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on April 17, 2017, 01:35:17 PM
At first I didn't notice that Milenia - the immigrant - had to nudge him.  He looked like he had the Yes reunion on his mind or something.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on April 17, 2017, 01:46:56 PM
Trump forgot that everyone was saluting the flag, not him.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on April 17, 2017, 02:57:33 PM
At first I didn't notice that Milenia - the immigrant - had to nudge him.  He looked like he had the Yes reunion on his mind or something.

"That speech by Rick Wakeman, it was...I loved it.  Tremendous speech. Jokes, humor, it was just... I gave a speech like that once. It was a beautiful speech.  Great words, tremendous words... [Melania's elbow in his gut] Ooopps, sorry!"
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on April 17, 2017, 03:55:36 PM
Oy vey....
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on April 17, 2017, 04:22:00 PM
Wall art in Melbourne.

(https://i.redd.it/whdsckoa63sy.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on April 17, 2017, 07:38:23 PM
Meanwhile, at Gin and Tacos...

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"STOP APPLAUDING HIM! I AM YOUR ONLY GOD!" TRUMP BELLOWS, KNOCKING THE EASTER BUNNY OUT COLD WITH AN UPPERCUT. HE MOUNTS THE FALLEN SYMBOL OF CHILDHOOD INNOCENCE AND BEGINS TO VICIOUSLY SODOMIZE THE BUNNY MOUTH. "THIS IS WHAT I AM GONNA DO TO THIS COUNTRY," FOLLOWED BY UNINTELLIGIBLE BUT CLEARLY FOREBODING EXCLAMATIONS IN RUSSIAN.

ACROSS THE COUNTRY, TRUMP VOTERS CHEER WILDLY AND TELL THEIR TRAUMATIZED TODDLERS TO STOP CRYING LIKE A BUNCH OF CUCKS. "THAT JEW BUNNY KILLED OUR LORD!" THEY EXPLAIN, THEIR TENUOUS GRASP OF HISTORY AND THEOLOGY LOST IN A CRESCENDO OF HIGH-FIVING AND TEARING OPEN SEALED BAGS OF FUNYUNS.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on April 18, 2017, 01:55:57 AM
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Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: vtgrad on April 18, 2017, 10:11:41 AM
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Looks like he chili-dipped that shot... little balls before the big ball President Trump.  Maybe he couldn't get his hands in front of it.

Honestly, unless he's working a nice draw into that shot, looks like he might end up in the sand-box... which would be very appropriate for the situation.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Podaar on April 18, 2017, 11:43:27 AM
No draw possible with that contact. Club face wide open, hands way late turning over, and my god look how high his left shoulder is. His caddie will be searching for that ball out in the tall stuff to the right of this picture frame.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on April 18, 2017, 12:00:01 PM
Well, to be fair, he might already be on the wrong fairway - we don't know the green in the pic is the green he's aiming for.  Hell, he thought he was aiming for Iraq, and ended up hitting Syria for Christ's sake.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Podaar on April 18, 2017, 12:11:51 PM
 :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on April 21, 2017, 07:21:22 AM
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Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 21, 2017, 10:31:31 AM
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Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on April 21, 2017, 10:54:37 AM
lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on April 21, 2017, 11:58:31 AM
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:lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on April 26, 2017, 11:18:09 AM
Meanwhile, at Gin and Tacos...

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SUMMARY OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS, 1st HUNDRED DAYS

- RUSSIAN LEADERS BRIEFED ON U.S. POLICY 70% FASTER
- UNSKILLED WHITE UNEMPLOYMENT FALLS BY 0.01% AFTER WHITE HOUSE STAFF HIRED
- WALL NOT BUILT OR FUNDED BUT REALLY IT'S ON THE WAY. YOU GRAVY-SWEATING RUBES. WE SWEAR.
- REMEMBER KELLYANNE CONWAY? LOLOL YEAH THERE WAS THAT
- WHIRRING PORTALS OPENED AT ALL MAJOR BORDER CROSSINGS
- 37% RISE IN UPPITY REPORTERS, SCIENTISTS "TOLD WHAT'S WHAT"
- STUPID WHITE MAN FULL OF HUBRIS BACK IN CHARGE, AND ISN'T THAT REALLY WHAT MATTERS
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on April 26, 2017, 06:28:51 PM
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Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 27, 2017, 07:20:53 AM
lol

But actually, it DOES touch on one of my personal reasons why the flying of the Confederate Flag is distasteful, and I never see it mentioned by anyone else.

The Confederacy is a defeated nation, defeated by the United States in battle.  I find it as distasteful to fly in public places (what you do on your own property is your business) as it would be to fly the Nazi flag, or the Rising Sun flag of Japan.  You just wouldn't do it.

*shrugs*
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on April 27, 2017, 08:42:11 AM
I really never understood the point of flying the confederate flag myself.  I don't see it at all in NJ and didn't even know it was still I thing until I went to college in PA.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on April 27, 2017, 08:46:05 AM
I really never understood the point of flying the confederate flag myself.  I don't see it at all in NJ and didn't even know it was still I thing until I went to college in PA.

There are plenty of them in Thomaston and Torrington CT. So much southern pride  :\
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: mikeyd23 on April 27, 2017, 08:47:37 AM
I really never understood the point of flying the confederate flag myself.  I don't see it at all in NJ and didn't even know it was still I thing until I went to college in PA.

You went to PSU Main right? There's definitely a lot of those flags out that way.Over here in western PA we have a ton of them as well. Pretty much any of the rural parts of PA you'll find a lot of good old Ford pickups flying those things.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on April 27, 2017, 08:48:45 AM
I really never understood the point of flying the confederate flag myself.  I don't see it at all in NJ and didn't even know it was still I thing until I went to college in PA.

You went to PSU Main right? There's definitely a lot of those flags out that way.Over here in western PA we have a ton of them as well. Pretty much any of the rural parts of PA you'll find a lot of good old Ford pickups flying those things.

Yup, and that's when I started noticing them.  I bet they are hung/flown in southern NJ, but growing up, I only knew of them in history books and movies.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: El Barto on April 27, 2017, 08:55:23 AM
Out of curiosity, and setting aside the Carlin definition of pride, is there a problem with Southern pride? I'm happy I was born down here, rather than, say, New Jersey. It has nothing to do with the civil war, slavery or prejudice. I think we eat better and behave better, and I like the scenery, but these are just my opinion. Plenty here will suggest I'm wrong, hence demonstrating what we could reasonably call Northern pride. I'm fine with that, as well. Is there a problem with this?

I'm not defending the use of the confederate battle flag to demonstrate this concept. Hef raises the best point about it. I'm merely pointing out that whining about it and calling it racist in every way, shape and form is about as simplistic as waiving it around in celebration of your loss.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Podaar on April 27, 2017, 08:59:06 AM
I don't know, having pride in, what essentially is, an accident of birth seems silly to me. I get having a preference but pride?

Of course, I live in Utah, so there is that.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on April 27, 2017, 09:06:40 AM
I never understood the whole "pride" thing. "Proud to be an American?". Not really. Am I thankful I won the dick lottery and ended up a white dude in Middle class CT? Absolutely. Proud? I don't see what there's to be proud of. I didn't earn it or anything. I just got lucky and wasn't born in Syria, or as a dung beetle. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on April 27, 2017, 09:08:59 AM
I dont think there is anything wrong with home town pride.  But maybe its because of where I was grown up and what I was taught in school, I never associated southern pride with the confederate flag as my association was always with a failed civil war over slavery.  I don't believe that as I experienced people in my ex's family (she was from Pittsburgh) who waved the flag proudly, but I understand why people make that association that I did growing up.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: El Barto on April 27, 2017, 09:23:06 AM
I don't know, having pride in, what essentially is, an accident of birth seems silly to me. I get having a preference but pride?

Of course, I live in Utah, so there is that.
Which is why I referenced Carlin right off the bat. I understand that pride isn't the right expression, but Southern pride is what we call the phenomenon so I'm sticking with it.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 27, 2017, 09:23:45 AM
Out of curiosity, and setting aside the Carlin definition of pride, is there a problem with Southern pride? I'm happy I was born down here, rather than, say, New Jersey. It has nothing to do with the civil war, slavery or prejudice. I think we eat better and behave better, and I like the scenery, but these are just my opinion. Plenty here will suggest I'm wrong, hence demonstrating what we could reasonably call Northern pride. I'm fine with that, as well. Is there a problem with this?
Nope, and I look at it much the same as you.

But I wonder if the whole "Southern pride" thing is one more difference the South has from the rest of the country.  We take pride in belonging to this entire region of the country.  While I've certainly heard of hometown pride or even state pride from other regions of the country, I've never heard of "Northern Pride".
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 27, 2017, 09:25:03 AM
But people in Connecticut and Pennsylvania flying the Confederate flag is just weird. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: El Barto on April 27, 2017, 09:28:30 AM
I dont think there is anything wrong with home town pride.  But maybe its because of where I was grown up and what I was taught in school, I never associated southern pride with the confederate flag as my association was always with a failed civil war over slavery.  I don't believe that as I experienced people in my ex's family (she was from Pittsburgh) who waved the flag proudly, but I understand why people make that association that I did growing up.
Hef's post just hit it, but I already started quoting yours. I think there's an aspect, and a valuable one, in celebrating the things that makes us all different. It seems like even even you don't celebrate Northern pride you do appreciate not being Southern. Chino is thankful that he's not Syrian (and aren't we all). I don't think it's all that different. We generally tend to be thankful that we are who we are.

As for the flag, I don't care what's on it. I'd just as soon fly a flag with a taco and a slice of pie on it. I just think it's acceptable to recognize the qualities you love.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on April 27, 2017, 09:31:27 AM
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Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: mikeyd23 on April 27, 2017, 09:35:01 AM
But people in Connecticut and Pennsylvania flying the Confederate flag is just weird.

In rural areas around here (western PA) certain folks not only fly the flag, but also speak with a southern accent (while being born and raised right here).
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 27, 2017, 09:37:26 AM
But people in Connecticut and Pennsylvania flying the Confederate flag is just weird.

In rural areas around here (western PA) certain folks not only fly the flag, but also speak with a southern accent (while being born and raised right here).

just weird.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on April 27, 2017, 09:38:54 AM
But people in Connecticut and Pennsylvania flying the Confederate flag is just weird.

In rural areas around here (western PA) certain folks not only fly the flag, but also speak with a southern accent (while being born and raised right here).

Yea I always considered the south starts at southern Jersey and west of Philly  :lol 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: mikeyd23 on April 27, 2017, 09:51:23 AM
just weird.

That about sums it up.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on April 27, 2017, 10:09:01 AM
"Southern Pride" just feels like the south still trying to thumb its nose at the north, despite losing the War of Northern Awesomeness.  It's like getting your ass kicked at an after school fight, then two weeks later, sticking your tongue out at the ass kicker from across the school yard, then running home real quick.


You went to PSU Main right? There's definitely a lot of those flags out that way. Over here in western PA we have a ton of them as well. Pretty much any of the rural parts of PA you'll find a lot of good old Ford pickups flying those things.

I live right outside Harrisburg and I see them around as well.  Moreso when you get out into the sticks of Perry and Juniata counties, but I still see them down here in civilization as well.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: El Barto on April 27, 2017, 10:18:40 AM
"Southern Pride" just feels like the south still trying to thumb its nose at the north, despite losing the War of Northern Awesomeness.  It's like getting your ass kicked at an after school fight, then two weeks later, sticking your tongue out at the ass kicker from across the school yard, then running home real quick.
I'd say it's more like sticking your tongue out at the ass-kicker and telling him "yeah, but we still have more money, better land, more jobs and hotter women," and going home to bang his hot piece of ass cousin. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on April 27, 2017, 10:20:28 AM
No, that would be if you were California, getting your ass kicked.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: El Barto on April 27, 2017, 10:22:49 AM
It would be any person in the world who views his identity as something other than the US civil war. I was unaware, but apparantly that's the only distinction people up there can see between the North and the South. To quote some other posters, weird.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on April 27, 2017, 10:24:00 AM
Out of curiosity, and setting aside the Carlin definition of pride, is there a problem with Southern pride? I'm happy I was born down here, rather than, say, New Jersey. It has nothing to do with the civil war, slavery or prejudice. I think we eat better and behave better, and I like the scenery, but these are just my opinion. Plenty here will suggest I'm wrong, hence demonstrating what we could reasonably call Northern pride. I'm fine with that, as well. Is there a problem with this?

I'm not defending the use of the confederate battle flag to demonstrate this concept. Hef raises the best point about it. I'm merely pointing out that whining about it and calling it racist in every way, shape and form is about as simplistic as waiving it around in celebration of your loss.

I wish my daughter was here.  She was born in Georgia, and lived there her first couple years.  She's proud of that, in the sense that she has something that none of her friends (at least up to now) have.   They were all born in the New England area, and she has that neat story to tell when the teacher asks "tell us something about you that no one knows".   That, coupled with the fact that she likes the design and the colors, and she readily will tell you that the uproar over the flag bothers her.  She's not a racist, she's not a bigot (just the opposite, in fact), and resents - as much as a sixteen-year-old can - the implication.  For her it's sort of a point of pride that she's not part of the stereotype. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Cool Chris on April 27, 2017, 10:28:13 AM
I live in the PNW, and 1) Have never heard of, or encountered in any way "Northern, or PNW, Pride" and 2) Can't say I've seen a Confederate flag anywhere. I see more Rainbow flags than American flags honestly. Shit, Seattle even paints crosswalks rainbow colors to show Gay Pride (which is another thing I don't get, but hey, white middle-class heterosexual male....).

I think we eat better....

I assume you are not equating better with healthier?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on April 27, 2017, 10:36:38 AM
I live in the PNW, and 1) Have never heard of, or encountered in any way "Northern, or PNW, Pride" and 2) Can't say I've seen a Confederate flag anywhere. I see more Rainbow flags than American flags honestly. Shit, Seattle even paints crosswalks rainbow colors to show Gay Pride (which is another thing I don't get, but hey, white middle-class heterosexual male....).
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To many in the East, the PNW is where the sixties hippies went to settle down.  The impression here is it is an EXTREMELY liberal place to live.  It's a different kind of liberalism than is found in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on April 27, 2017, 10:45:39 AM
I live in the PNW, and 1) Have never heard of, or encountered in any way "Northern, or PNW, Pride" and 2) Can't say I've seen a Confederate flag anywhere. I see more Rainbow flags than American flags honestly. Shit, Seattle even paints crosswalks rainbow colors to show Gay Pride (which is another thing I don't get, but hey, white middle-class heterosexual male....).
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To many in the East, the PNW is where the sixties hippies went to settle down.  The impression here is it is an EXTREMELY liberal place to live.  It's a different kind of liberalism than is found in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York.

CT liberalism is weird. I think we have some of the best keyboard warriors in the country.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: El Barto on April 27, 2017, 10:52:18 AM
I live in the PNW, and 1) Have never heard of, or encountered in any way "Northern, or PNW, Pride" and 2) Can't say I've seen a Confederate flag anywhere. I see more Rainbow flags than American flags honestly. Shit, Seattle even paints crosswalks rainbow colors to show Gay Pride (which is another thing I don't get, but hey, white middle-class heterosexual male....).

I think we eat better....

I assume you are not equating better with healthier?
Of course not. In fact, I consider the inverse relationship between the two proof that God, if he exists, is a sadistic bastard.  :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Cool Chris on April 27, 2017, 10:55:40 AM
To many in the East, the PNW is where the sixties hippies went to settle down.  The impression here is it is an EXTREMELY liberal place to live. 

I can't vouch for that. Now it is where the techies come to work, and junkies come to get free stuff. They (and I mean Seattle, and to a lesser extent, Portland) like to consider themselves Progressive, but some are more than happy to cross over in to the Socialism category. One of the city council members is a member of the Socialist Alternative party.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on April 27, 2017, 11:33:50 AM
To many in the East, the PNW is where the sixties hippies went to settle down.  The impression here is it is an EXTREMELY liberal place to live. 

I can't vouch for that. Now it is where the techies come to work, and junkies come to get free stuff. They (and I mean Seattle, and to a lesser extent, Portland) like to consider themselves Progressive, but some are more than happy to cross over in to the Socialism category. One of the city council members is a member of the Socialist Alternative party.
In the modern western context, there's a lot of overlap between progressivism and democratic socialism.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on April 27, 2017, 11:39:05 AM
To many in the East, the PNW is where the sixties hippies went to settle down.  The impression here is it is an EXTREMELY liberal place to live. 

I can't vouch for that. Now it is where the techies come to work, and junkies come to get free stuff. They (and I mean Seattle, and to a lesser extent, Portland) like to consider themselves Progressive, but some are more than happy to cross over in to the Socialism category. One of the city council members is a member of the Socialist Alternative party.
In the modern western context, there's a lot of overlap between progressivism and democratic socialism.

Given that in the western context, most of what is called "democratic socialism" is really "welfarism" (for lack of a better word) that's a fair statement. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on April 27, 2017, 11:42:03 AM
To many in the East, the PNW is where the sixties hippies went to settle down.  The impression here is it is an EXTREMELY liberal place to live. 

I can't vouch for that. Now it is where the techies come to work, and junkies come to get free stuff. They (and I mean Seattle, and to a lesser extent, Portland) like to consider themselves Progressive, but some are more than happy to cross over in to the Socialism category. One of the city council members is a member of the Socialist Alternative party.
In the modern western context, there's a lot of overlap between progressivism and democratic socialism.

Given that in the western context, most of what is called "democratic socialism" is really "welfarism" (for lack of a better word) that's a fair statement.

[Serious]

To me, democratic socialism means things like public schools, police forces, fire departments, DOT crews, libraries, town dumps... with the potential for medicine and college coverage in the future.  Am I misinterpreting what that phrase means?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on April 27, 2017, 12:00:26 PM
By the dictionary definition, "welfarism" is certainly a big part of democratic socialism, in the sense of wanting to provide a certain basic level of services and well being to people.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: chknptpie on April 27, 2017, 01:18:31 PM
Back to the flag discussion on the other page... people love to fly the Confederate flag here in AZ. Which is stupid considering AZ wasn't a state until 1912. Pretty sure those people are just racist.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on April 27, 2017, 01:23:38 PM
To many in the East, the PNW is where the sixties hippies went to settle down.  The impression here is it is an EXTREMELY liberal place to live. 

I can't vouch for that. Now it is where the techies come to work, and junkies come to get free stuff. They (and I mean Seattle, and to a lesser extent, Portland) like to consider themselves Progressive, but some are more than happy to cross over in to the Socialism category. One of the city council members is a member of the Socialist Alternative party.
In the modern western context, there's a lot of overlap between progressivism and democratic socialism.

Given that in the western context, most of what is called "democratic socialism" is really "welfarism" (for lack of a better word) that's a fair statement.

[Serious]

To me, democratic socialism means things like public schools, police forces, fire departments, DOT crews, libraries, town dumps... with the potential for medicine and college coverage in the future.  Am I misinterpreting what that phrase means?

Well, generally, I don't think you're wrong, but the implication from Bernie's campaign - where he publicly and repeatedly declared himself to be a "democratic socialist" moved the phrase to cover not those general services that are best provided without direct compensation - for various reasons, a primary one being that it's not an individual service, but a societal service - but rather those individual things that are more personal choice and require a more personal investment and input. 

Things like post-graduate education...  people for hundreds of years have decided, individually, and weighing in things like "can I afford this", to go to college.  Bernie wants to make that a social cost.   To me, "welfarism" is more the application of "democratic socialism" to individual things, and moving toward guaranteeing OUTCOMES, not OPPORTUNITIES.   
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on April 27, 2017, 02:10:55 PM
Back to the flag discussion on the other page... people love to fly the Confederate flag here in AZ. Which is stupid considering AZ wasn't a state until 1912. Pretty sure those people are just racist.

Or descendants of racists - considering most AZ residents are transplants.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on April 27, 2017, 02:19:45 PM
Back to the flag discussion on the other page... people love to fly the Confederate flag here in AZ. Which is stupid considering AZ wasn't a state until 1912. Pretty sure those people are just racist.

Or descendants of racists - considering most AZ residents are transplants.

Wouldn't that be most of us then?  I know my grandparents are still racists.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on April 27, 2017, 02:28:27 PM
My grandma got crazy racist whenever she was heavily medicated. One time she refused a surgery because she didn't trust the black surgeon.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on April 27, 2017, 02:33:13 PM
My grandma got crazy racist whenever she was heavily medicated. One time she refused a surgery because she didn't trust the black surgeon.

My grandfather has mostly lost his mind at this point.  Not completely, but mostly.  He has a black lady my mom and my aunt hired to take care of him and my grandmother (who is a vegetable).  My grandfather says the most racists things to her.  I haven't seen it myself, but my moms told me plenty of stories from the caretaker.  I feel bad for her to have to listen to that.  He refused her service for a long time, but now let's her do her thing with the racist comment every once in awhile.  I've never seen him be racist before he lost his mind, but my mom always said he was and I guess in his senile oldness it's coming out a bit more.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: chknptpie on April 27, 2017, 09:32:27 PM
My Grandmother called Michelle Obama an ape in heels and said she used to n***** dance....
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: portnoy311 on April 27, 2017, 11:44:52 PM
Out of curiosity, and setting aside the Carlin definition of pride, is there a problem with Southern pride? I'm happy I was born down here, rather than, say, New Jersey. It has nothing to do with the civil war, slavery or prejudice. I think we eat better and behave better, and I like the scenery, but these are just my opinion. Plenty here will suggest I'm wrong, hence demonstrating what we could reasonably call Northern pride. I'm fine with that, as well. Is there a problem with this?

I'm not defending the use of the confederate battle flag to demonstrate this concept. Hef raises the best point about it. I'm merely pointing out that whining about it and calling it racist in every way, shape and form is about as simplistic as waiving it around in celebration of your loss.

I wish my daughter was here.  She was born in Georgia, and lived there her first couple years.  She's proud of that, in the sense that she has something that none of her friends (at least up to now) have.   They were all born in the New England area, and she has that neat story to tell when the teacher asks "tell us something about you that no one knows".   That, coupled with the fact that she likes the design and the colors, and she readily will tell you that the uproar over the flag bothers her.  She's not a racist, she's not a bigot (just the opposite, in fact), and resents - as much as a sixteen-year-old can - the implication.  For her it's sort of a point of pride that she's not part of the stereotype.

ok, why doesn't she feel that way towards the current flag of Georgia, that was adopted in May of 2003? Why the confederate flag? Because it looks pretty? I think relying on one's place of birth as a way to differentiate one's self is a dangerous precedent  personally. But, so be it. But again, why that flag when there's a much better flag out there to show her pride that doesn't represent an enemy of the US?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: portnoy311 on April 27, 2017, 11:49:49 PM
Back to the flag discussion on the other page... people love to fly the Confederate flag here in AZ. Which is stupid considering AZ wasn't a state until 1912. Pretty sure those people are just racist.

Or descendants of racists - considering most AZ residents are transplants.

Wouldn't that be most of us then?  I know my grandparents are still racists.


Oh God, my grandparents. I remember watching an MLB all star game once in the 90s with my grandpa. "I don't know why that colored boy is in this game." Me: "... you mean Ken Griffey Jr?!!?"

I was probably 10 and it pissed me off so much.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on April 28, 2017, 03:10:36 AM
moving toward guaranteeing OUTCOMES, not OPPORTUNITIES.

The opportunity is being able to go to public college, which is what Sanders wanted for everyone. The outcome is getting the degree, which Sanders never said anyone was getting for free. Getting the degree requires studying and hard work. Unless I'm misinterpreting what you mean.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: El Barto on April 28, 2017, 08:26:18 AM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18010203_10210465672931711_2068437676056699695_n.jpg?oh=bd161c83a75cdefe1c64259dfb24c572&oe=59745F7C)

This made me laugh and hungry for breakfast.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 28, 2017, 08:35:06 AM
lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on April 28, 2017, 10:02:57 AM
Out of curiosity, and setting aside the Carlin definition of pride, is there a problem with Southern pride? I'm happy I was born down here, rather than, say, New Jersey. It has nothing to do with the civil war, slavery or prejudice. I think we eat better and behave better, and I like the scenery, but these are just my opinion. Plenty here will suggest I'm wrong, hence demonstrating what we could reasonably call Northern pride. I'm fine with that, as well. Is there a problem with this?

I'm not defending the use of the confederate battle flag to demonstrate this concept. Hef raises the best point about it. I'm merely pointing out that whining about it and calling it racist in every way, shape and form is about as simplistic as waiving it around in celebration of your loss.

I wish my daughter was here.  She was born in Georgia, and lived there her first couple years.  She's proud of that, in the sense that she has something that none of her friends (at least up to now) have.   They were all born in the New England area, and she has that neat story to tell when the teacher asks "tell us something about you that no one knows".   That, coupled with the fact that she likes the design and the colors, and she readily will tell you that the uproar over the flag bothers her.  She's not a racist, she's not a bigot (just the opposite, in fact), and resents - as much as a sixteen-year-old can - the implication.  For her it's sort of a point of pride that she's not part of the stereotype.

ok, why doesn't she feel that way towards the current flag of Georgia, that was adopted in May of 2003? Why the confederate flag? Because it looks pretty? I think relying on one's place of birth as a way to differentiate one's self is a dangerous precedent  personally. But, so be it. But again, why that flag when there's a much better flag out there to show her pride that doesn't represent an enemy of the US?

Well, there are a couple things here.   One, differentiating by place of birth happens all the time.  Ever watch the Sopranos?   And even within the United States, it's an experience and a story.  I don't see any difference between saying "I was born in Georgia" as a way of creating a conversation than "I played tuba in the band in high school".   Or "I was born with a tail that fell off when I was 12".   

Two, I can't speak to the choice of flag, other than to say that if you showed 10 people at random the Georgia flag and asked "Who's flag is that?", you'd a) get ten different answers, and b) nine of them would be entities that aren't even on our continent (or our hemisphere, for that matter).   

Three, I don't know that the majority of people feel that the flag represents "an enemy of the U.S.".  I get that they were, technically, but even I don't look at it that way.  It is those things, ubt it is also indicative of a part of our country that is STILL a part of our country, and that embodied a way of life that is different than that of, say, the Pacific Northwest, or SoCal, or the Rust Belt.   Yeah, one aspect of that is "slavery", but there are a ton of other aspects, too.  Food.  Agrarian lifestyle (as opposed to an industrial lifestyle).  A gentility.   A self-reliance and a self-responsibility.   These are not all bad things, and are not unilaterally negated by "slavery" (which wasn't limited just to the area we think of as "The South"; Delaware contemplated joining the Confederacy).
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on April 28, 2017, 10:11:22 AM
moving toward guaranteeing OUTCOMES, not OPPORTUNITIES.

The opportunity is being able to go to public college, which is what Sanders wanted for everyone. The outcome is getting the degree, which Sanders never said anyone was getting for free. Getting the degree requires studying and hard work. Unless I'm misinterpreting what you mean.

Well, if you look at history, in the age of my father and his father, "eighth grade" was typically the end of mandatory schooling.   The ages of consent were around that age (15-ish) and people tended to get married younger and would move off into the work force at that age.   Somewhere around the sixties, into the seventies, we began to see a wider acceptance that the age of consent is around 18, and prior to that time, we should require our children to have education, and so "12th grade" became sort of the standard for "mandatory education".    And college was a choice that people made, based on their career goals, their financial wherewithal (or industriousness), and their performance in high school (and academic capacity). 

I feel the point at which we go from "mandatory" to "choice", and we go from "choice that includes a consideration of the financial variables" to "choice and we've got your finances covered!" is the point that we move to a welfare state.   "Fire" and "police" are not active choices we as people make.  We don't say - on an individual basis - "oh, I don't feel like we need fire protection today".   We can make college loans or grants easier or more appropriate to get, but to allow for people to just "choose" to take money from the government teat, I think we go too far. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: El Barto on April 28, 2017, 11:33:13 AM
^^^^
And is that based on fiscal or sociological reasons? I mean, if we could work out a way to provide every person with healthcare and, if they so desire, a bachelor's degree in a fiscally responsible and workable manner would you still be opposed? (And I'm aware you support single payer, but it's part and parcel in the grand scheme of things.)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on April 28, 2017, 12:25:08 PM
^^^^
And is that based on fiscal or sociological reasons? I mean, if we could work out a way to provide every person with healthcare and, if they so desire, a bachelor's degree in a fiscally responsible and workable manner would you still be opposed? (And I'm aware you support single payer, but it's part and parcel in the grand scheme of things.)

At that point, I'm not opposed to anything, really, but it at some point has to be a holistic, systematic approach, not a piece meal thing.  I don't want to keep the existing tax code, keep the existing sales tax scheme (state level), the existing split between state and federal jurisdictions, the existing dichotomy between state and federal (I'm thinking of marijuana laws here), and expect to add things like "healthcare" and "college" and expect it to work.  Why are we not focusing on consumption tax instead of earnings tax?    If we're going to keep the tax code, why are we not using the tax code to encourage behaviors in terms of college attendance and healthcare?

It just seems so arbitrary, and as such it seems like pandering when individual programs are offered.   I'm all for making colleges more affordable, but that's not achieved by making them "free" (nothing is ever free, my friends).   It's achieved by providing more choices to people in order for them to be able to go.  I'm comfortable, but I'm not well-to-do.  I'm not the "1%" that Bernie hates so much.  But my kid is pretty damn smart, Ivy-league smart.   The "free college" doesn't help me one fucking bit.  Not that it has to help me, specifically, but it's not about improving opportunities; it's about pandering to the lower class and giving specific tools that feed the fallacious and misleading "income inequity" argument.    If we're truly interested in improving the educational resumes of our younger demographics, we offer help to those that are willing to accept the parameters around that help, and let them use that help to achieve the goals they want to achieve, not just take the lowest common denominator in order to get the handout. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Ben_Jamin on April 28, 2017, 12:35:35 PM
Back to the flag discussion on the other page... people love to fly the Confederate flag here in AZ. Which is stupid considering AZ wasn't a state until 1912. Pretty sure those people are just racist.

Yeah and they all live in southern AZ. Theirs a lot of Native Tribes around that have been there before it became a state.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: El Barto on April 28, 2017, 12:57:18 PM
^^^^
And is that based on fiscal or sociological reasons? I mean, if we could work out a way to provide every person with healthcare and, if they so desire, a bachelor's degree in a fiscally responsible and workable manner would you still be opposed? (And I'm aware you support single payer, but it's part and parcel in the grand scheme of things.)

At that point, I'm not opposed to anything, really, but it at some point has to be a holistic, systematic approach, not a piece meal thing.  I don't want to keep the existing tax code, keep the existing sales tax scheme (state level), the existing split between state and federal jurisdictions, the existing dichotomy between state and federal (I'm thinking of marijuana laws here), and expect to add things like "healthcare" and "college" and expect it to work.  Why are we not focusing on consumption tax instead of earnings tax?    If we're going to keep the tax code, why are we not using the tax code to encourage behaviors in terms of college attendance and healthcare?

It just seems so arbitrary, and as such it seems like pandering when individual programs are offered.   I'm all for making colleges more affordable, but that's not achieved by making them "free" (nothing is ever free, my friends).   It's achieved by providing more choices to people in order for them to be able to go.  I'm comfortable, but I'm not well-to-do.  I'm not the "1%" that Bernie hates so much.  But my kid is pretty damn smart, Ivy-league smart.   The "free college" doesn't help me one fucking bit.  Not that it has to help me, specifically, but it's not about improving opportunities; it's about pandering to the lower class and giving specific tools that feed the fallacious and misleading "income inequity" argument.    If we're truly interested in improving the educational resumes of our younger demographics, we offer help to those that are willing to accept the parameters around that help, and let them use that help to achieve the goals they want to achieve, not just take the lowest common denominator in order to get the handout.
I'd consider that a given. I always assumed there's be some standards to be maintained.

And I'm not aware of any consumption tax that's actually progressive. Same with the flat taxes.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on April 28, 2017, 01:04:28 PM
^^^^
And is that based on fiscal or sociological reasons? I mean, if we could work out a way to provide every person with healthcare and, if they so desire, a bachelor's degree in a fiscally responsible and workable manner would you still be opposed? (And I'm aware you support single payer, but it's part and parcel in the grand scheme of things.)

At that point, I'm not opposed to anything, really, but it at some point has to be a holistic, systematic approach, not a piece meal thing.  I don't want to keep the existing tax code, keep the existing sales tax scheme (state level), the existing split between state and federal jurisdictions, the existing dichotomy between state and federal (I'm thinking of marijuana laws here), and expect to add things like "healthcare" and "college" and expect it to work.  Why are we not focusing on consumption tax instead of earnings tax?    If we're going to keep the tax code, why are we not using the tax code to encourage behaviors in terms of college attendance and healthcare?

It just seems so arbitrary, and as such it seems like pandering when individual programs are offered.   I'm all for making colleges more affordable, but that's not achieved by making them "free" (nothing is ever free, my friends).   It's achieved by providing more choices to people in order for them to be able to go.  I'm comfortable, but I'm not well-to-do.  I'm not the "1%" that Bernie hates so much.  But my kid is pretty damn smart, Ivy-league smart.   The "free college" doesn't help me one fucking bit.  Not that it has to help me, specifically, but it's not about improving opportunities; it's about pandering to the lower class and giving specific tools that feed the fallacious and misleading "income inequity" argument.    If we're truly interested in improving the educational resumes of our younger demographics, we offer help to those that are willing to accept the parameters around that help, and let them use that help to achieve the goals they want to achieve, not just take the lowest common denominator in order to get the handout.
I'd consider that a given. I always assumed there's be some standards to be maintained.

And I'm not aware of any consumption tax that's actually progressive. Same with the flat taxes.

Isn't a consumption tax by it's very nature progressive?   And if not, we can levy it in tiers.   $100 transactions have a certain tax, $1000 transactions have a different tax, etc.

By the way, I didn't mean standards in terms of achievement.  I meant, make it easier to get loans/grants, but rather than have all student debt waved, restructure it in such a way that the debt gets paid, but perhaps in a more appropriate manner.  Maybe make the payback progressive.  Or make it part of the tax return they file.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: El Barto on April 28, 2017, 01:47:35 PM
I'm not sure how you'd work the tiered consumption tax. Even the poor are forced to make $3k purchases from time to time. Aside from cars, which all people buy, how many $100k purchases are there that involve sales tax? What I keep coming back to in my head is that if we're all going to be fucked, I'd prefer we, at the very least, all be fucked equally. Consumption taxes sting down here at our level. You think sales tax means anything to Warren Buffet or Kid Rock?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on April 29, 2017, 08:32:30 AM
Well, no, but unlike Bernie, I'm not looking to "sting" anyone.  What I'm trying to do is say "if you buy a Kia, you pay THIS amount of tax, and if you buy a fleet of Tesla's, you pay THAT amount of tax."   And oh, by the way, if you're making your scratch dealing illegal weed, or crack or whatever, you STILL pay tax on those sweet kicks you bought to look cool while standing on the street corner selling your wares. 

We're smart.  We put a man on the moon.  We developed Siri.  We made Madonna sound like she can sing.   We can figure out a way of giving certain people a break, or, conversely, asking certain people to give a little more (we can still have an income tax, for people over a much higher limit than we have now).   
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on April 29, 2017, 09:36:09 AM
Sean Spicer counting to 100 days - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW6uN-UfO1c

99 days in 99 seconds with Colbert - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfFnWn1QDK4
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: axeman90210 on April 29, 2017, 03:55:25 PM
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/04/exclusive-priebuss-email-about-trumps-100-day-ideas.html?mid=twitter_dailyintelligencer
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on April 29, 2017, 04:00:14 PM
(http://replygif.net/i/1187.gif)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: XeRocks81 on April 29, 2017, 05:27:15 PM
Owen Ellickson's tweet story during the campaign was amazing.  Obviously when Trump won he kinda felt bad about the whole thing but I'm glad he's doing more.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on April 29, 2017, 05:58:43 PM
Colbert's  Figure-It-Out-A-Tron about Devin Nunes (https://youtu.be/7niptfGSrhk?list=PLiZxWe0ejyv_9V8seaGM3TtZxmXXatw-o)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on May 04, 2017, 08:46:23 AM
Newly released spreadsheet detailing state-by-state voting results.

(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj144/guitarcozmo/election%20spreadsheet_zpsnduh1hu8.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on May 04, 2017, 10:43:51 AM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/2_U_mAOW8cwBPcWap6LOyjGbxLKoWL-MlzDN396_5R4.jpg?w=600&s=289adae294899f94774f18ee45d7d645)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on May 04, 2017, 11:36:43 AM
We'll fight til the bitter end to protect your unborn life against abortion, but once you're born, f*ck you kid, you're on your own.  Get a job, moocher!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 04, 2017, 12:32:39 PM
We'll fight til the bitter end to protect your unborn life against abortion, but once you're born, f*ck you kid, you're on your own.  Get a job, moocher!
That is certainly the way they come across.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on May 04, 2017, 12:40:56 PM
We'll fight til the bitter end to protect your unborn life against abortion, but once you're born, f*ck you kid, you're on your own.  Get a job, moocher!
That is certainly the way they come across.

All the kid has to do is pull themselves up by his/her bootstraps and they're good.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: chknptpie on May 04, 2017, 01:12:50 PM
Just walk it off! Be a man! ... oh your a woman? You're screwed.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on May 04, 2017, 01:17:13 PM
Yeah, that's the way it comes across if you're dealing in comic strip and twitter politics. 

If anyone is interested in actually digging into the issues, it's a pretty consistent policy (whether you agree with it or not is a different story).  First, there are two levels to this.   One, is states rights (which works with abortion, not so much with healthcare).  The first step in the more conservative platforms on abortion is push the issue to the states.  The Federal government should not be in women's wombs, regardless of how that involvement plays out.    You see that in healthcare as well, with the application of state-level risk pools, and state-level exchanges (I disagree with this, primarily because it gives rise to the state-level regulations, which is hurting the ability of insurers to spread risk).   

Second, though, generally speaking*, both are aimed as much at guiding behavior as in safety-net bottom-dollar protections.   The general abortion stance - tightly regulated both in time and scope - is intended to promote "responsible decision-making".  This is why, to all but the most hard core, even where abortion is banned, it is exempted for rape or life of the mother.  Again, leave aside whether you actually agree with it or not, but the premise is, and contrary to the dumb cartoon, it's NOT about "dumb choices".  Same with healthcare.    Obama took the choice from you by putting in the mandate.   He figures you're too stupid to make the choice yourself, and in the event you were going to make a bad choice, he proactively has the rest of the country pay for your bad choice for you.   The current plans are more libertarian, in that they put the choice and the responsibility, on the individual person, and if there is a bad choice, that person pays.  NO, not the child, but the parent.  In each of the cases highlighted as "evidence that the Republicans couldn't give a fuck", if the parent had done proactively what Obamacare would have forced them to do in the first place, there is no issue.   If the parents are covered by a plan, the baby is too.   It's really that simple.    One can argue of course that why should the baby suffer for the parents bad decisions, and that's not an unfair point, but maybe the stories of the parents that dodged bullets will make people do the right thing.   

This really isn't a case of "Obamacare gives you coverage, and the Republicans take it away", at least not in this case.  It's really a case of "do we force people to have coverage through mandates and tax penalties, or through the realization that if their kid is born with a serious issue, they face losing their child".   How is this any different than the parent that has to choose between those cigarettes or that scotch (or worse, the pipe or the needle) and the health of their newborn?   

* I'm not going to - nor should I have to - account for every last religious freak or armed-cabin-in-the-woods Libertarian, but am using general themes in order to reframe the issue from something seen as a hypocritical joke to something more worthy of discussion.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on May 04, 2017, 02:58:25 PM
One, is states rights (which works with abortion, not so much with healthcare).  The first step in the more conservative platforms on abortion is push the issue to the states.  The Federal government should not be in women's wombs, regardless of how that involvement plays out.

Why should the State government be in women's wombs?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: bosk1 on May 04, 2017, 02:59:42 PM
Because it's a nice place to be?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on May 04, 2017, 03:07:09 PM
Because it's a nice place to be?

:heybaby:
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Implode on May 04, 2017, 03:15:00 PM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/ae/f5/03/aef50301d056b522f7d092eb9dbfcc25.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: XeRocks81 on May 04, 2017, 03:36:38 PM
this is the political humor thread Stadler, don't ruin this please
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on May 05, 2017, 07:40:12 AM
this is the political humor thread Stadler, don't ruin this please

And please don't tell me what to do.  The FIVE posts before mine were anything but "funny" or "humor".    You can skip the post if you don't like it.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: eric42434224 on May 06, 2017, 07:55:12 PM
If you feel you have to post a long, detailed, five paragraph counterpoint to a cartoon in the humor thread, please don't.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: axeman90210 on May 07, 2017, 06:41:13 AM
https://twitter.com/JVenook/status/860162841717952512
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: The King in Crimson on May 07, 2017, 08:45:48 AM
One, is states rights (which works with abortion, not so much with healthcare).  The first step in the more conservative platforms on abortion is push the issue to the states.  The Federal government should not be in women's wombs, regardless of how that involvement plays out.

Why should the State government be in women's wombs?
Because in Libertarian/Constitutional-Originalist land, taking away peoples' rights or infringing upon them is A-OK just as long as it's a State Government doing it.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on May 08, 2017, 11:02:22 AM
If you feel you have to post a long, detailed, five paragraph counterpoint to a cartoon in the humor thread, please don't.

If you feel you must comment on another's decision to post - or not post - and you're not a mod, please don't. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on May 08, 2017, 11:06:37 AM
One, is states rights (which works with abortion, not so much with healthcare).  The first step in the more conservative platforms on abortion is push the issue to the states.  The Federal government should not be in women's wombs, regardless of how that involvement plays out.

Why should the State government be in women's wombs?
Because in Libertarian/Constitutional-Originalist land, taking away peoples' rights or infringing upon them is A-OK just as long as it's a State Government doing it.

That's one - incorrect - way of looking at it.  Another is the representation at a state level - in the state legislatures - is a more pure look at the will of the people in that State.   ANY infringement - or taking - of rights is anathema to someone who is a Libertarian/Constitutional-Originalist (well, the Libertarian anyway), but at least if a slug of people are willing to vote that way, you recognize their will and you count that at least it's not the whole union subjected to the whims of a few (as we see increasingly on the national front). 

Oh, and a priest, a hooker and a fisherman walk into a bar...
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: eric42434224 on May 08, 2017, 08:03:18 PM
If you feel you have to post a long, detailed, five paragraph counterpoint to a cartoon in the humor thread, please don't.

If you feel you must comment on another's decision to post - or not post - and you're not a mod, please don't.

Well at least this one wasn't five paragraphs.   :lol   That's improvement.

Lets just, as others also suggested, keep the thread on topic....HUMOR.
I mean...this is our President.....ugh lol

(http://russia-insider.com/sites/insider/files/trump-hair.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: KevShmev on May 08, 2017, 09:17:21 PM
We'll fight til the bitter end to protect your unborn life against abortion, but once you're born, f*ck you kid, you're on your own.  Get a job, moocher!
That is certainly the way they come across.

It's just as bad as how Democrats come across with their "no one should ever be killed, except unborn babies."  (note: I am in favor of abortion, but on a more limited scale)

Both sides are hypocrites.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on May 09, 2017, 04:58:52 AM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/JCFwx28JmkvtmVU9Fob_pVYY5gqy_-VGDPvmW6Mhp_c.jpg?w=947&s=db04fb4db507da86ed6e67f06fac4e10)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on May 09, 2017, 06:16:35 AM
It's just as bad as how Democrats come across with their "no one should ever be killed, except unborn babies."

I don't know a single Democrat who has ever come across that way.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on May 09, 2017, 07:51:34 AM
It's just as bad as how Democrats come across with their "no one should ever be killed, except unborn babies."

I don't know a single Democrat who has ever come across that way.

You missed the little shit with the faux Army jacket and the man purse that wanted to (try to) kick my ass at Oscar's Pub in Philly during the Obama/Clinton primary.  I didn't engage.  I told him to sit the fuck down and keep quiet until the school bus came.    Funny how HIS violence is okay, but the GOP are "murderers and criminals". 

Look, it's not about "Left" versus "Right"; it's about the trend that "my opinion is smart and right, and you're stupid and haven't seen the light".   

Look at the latest quote from Jimmy Carter, one of our worst Presidents but one of our greatest statesmen (ever).  "Now do you see why I voted for Sanders?"    Uh, no, Jim, I don't.   The left is still preaching and strident in reminding everyone else how inferior they are, and the right is still acting like petulant children because they haven't had the ball in eight years.   The cycle continues. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on May 09, 2017, 07:52:54 AM
If you feel you have to post a long, detailed, five paragraph counterpoint to a cartoon in the humor thread, please don't.

If you feel you must comment on another's decision to post - or not post - and you're not a mod, please don't.

Well at least this one wasn't five paragraphs.   :lol   That's improvement.

Lets just, as others also suggested, keep the thread on topic....HUMOR.
I mean...this is our President.....ugh lol

Tend your own garden.  You worry about your posts, and I'll worry about mine, and it'll work out fine. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: eric42434224 on May 09, 2017, 11:09:11 AM
If you feel you have to post a long, detailed, five paragraph counterpoint to a cartoon in the humor thread, please don't.

If you feel you must comment on another's decision to post - or not post - and you're not a mod, please don't.

Well at least this one wasn't five paragraphs.   :lol   That's improvement.

Lets just, as others also suggested, keep the thread on topic....HUMOR.
I mean...this is our President.....ugh lol

Tend your own garden.  You worry about your posts, and I'll worry about mine, and it'll work out fine.

My first post says this is exactly what you are doing.  You are you responding with longlongLONG counterpoint posts or critiquing an f-ing comic.
There are plenty of threads where we can read your War & Peace length contrarian responses to political topics, which I am sure many enjoy.  This is the HUMOR thread, where we don't need that type of analysis to every silly comic strip or one sentence response.  This thread is supposed to be FUNNY.  It NEEDS to be funny, especially in this forum.
All anyone is asking is to keep it on topic (perhaps it was asked in an aggressive manner).  Now that request is fair and does make sense, right Stadler?

Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: yeshaberto on May 09, 2017, 11:14:12 AM
Agreed...
the tone can come down, but the Humor thread is intended for simply humor (and minimal P/R commentary)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on May 09, 2017, 02:23:57 PM
Agreed...
the tone can come down, but the Humor thread is intended for simply humor (and minimal P/R commentary)

Coming from a mod, sure.  More than reasonable.  Consider it done.

A priest, a hooker and a chimney sweep walk into a bar...
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on May 09, 2017, 05:59:59 PM
The left is still preaching and strident in reminding everyone else how inferior they are, and the right is still acting like petulant children because they haven't had the ball in eight years.   The cycle continues.

Nailed it.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: yeshaberto on May 10, 2017, 09:09:22 AM
Agreed...
the tone can come down, but the Humor thread is intended for simply humor (and minimal P/R commentary)

Coming from a mod, sure.  More than reasonable.  Consider it done.

A priest, a hooker and a chimney sweep walk into a bar...

I would like to hear the punchline to that one...

This is also a reminder of the wonderful gift of the internet called the "report" button. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on May 11, 2017, 10:58:04 AM
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Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 11, 2017, 12:29:04 PM
lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on May 11, 2017, 09:01:39 PM
http://waterfordwhispersnews.com/2017/05/10/oval-office-fumigated-after-complaints-of-overwhelming-smell-of-bullshit/

(http://waterfordwhispersnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/oval-office-e1494412702812.jpg)

A PARADE of trucks, from several competing fumigation service providers, were seen lining up outside the White House at 7am this morning following reports that the Oval Office may have become infested with noxious bullshit.

Many concerned citizens working in buildings in the surrounding Washington DC area complained about the overwhelming stench shortly after the office of the President issued a press release yesterday evening confirming FBI Director James Comey had been fired by President Trump.

“You know, it’s the kind of smell that just lodges itself up in your nose, and gives your gag reflex something to think about,” shared one person who could smell it all the way from his office in the Senate building.

People from far away as Florida, California and Texas subsequently reported the smell to the relevant authorities shortly after the Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, who had recused himself from being directly involved in a probe into the Trump administration’s alleged ties with Russia, fired the man who was leading the probe.

In a bid to sanitise and clean up the stench, rival fumigation firms have confirmed they will have to work around the clock and have been candid about the task ahead.

“We can’t be certain, but that office may never be the same again,” bullshit suction pump operator Guillem Sanchez shared with WWN before screaming “we’re going to need a bigger suction pump” to a nearby colleague.

Despite the pungent odour emanating from the Oval Office, President Trump tweeted just moments ago confirming that he couldn’t smell anything.

Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: axeman90210 on May 15, 2017, 06:30:35 AM
https://twitter.com/jon_snow_420/status/864077065774968832
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on May 22, 2017, 04:18:05 PM
Milenia swats Grabby's hand away
 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/watch-melania-trump-swat-donald-away-when-he-tries-to-hold-her-hand_us_5922f66ae4b034684b0e1ffa)

Also...

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Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on May 22, 2017, 04:29:57 PM
Milenia swats Grabby's hand away
 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/watch-melania-trump-swat-donald-away-when-he-tries-to-hold-her-hand_us_5922f66ae4b034684b0e1ffa)

Also...

(https://scontent.fcxh1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18582102_10154958304429821_3883375844810204316_n.jpg?oh=8eda89aabd1ee3318038610cceeb08b6&oe=59BA8597)

What's priceless is:
a) The baby hand on Trump
b) That the A-hole on Twitter that writes this:  "LOL! Melania in Tel Aviv is as MISERABLE, as Melania in the U.S. Watch her push away the CREEP's  hand. PRICELESS😂😂😂This guy is DISGUSTING!" has the audacity to call himself "The Voice Of Reason".  That's IRONY, boys and girls.   
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: chknptpie on May 22, 2017, 07:26:06 PM
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Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Phoenix87x on May 23, 2017, 12:03:42 PM
Here goes the sequel to yesterdays Hand swat.   


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I don't what he says, but this one is pretty good too

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Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: RuRoRul on May 23, 2017, 12:17:27 PM
Milenia swats Grabby's hand away
 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/watch-melania-trump-swat-donald-away-when-he-tries-to-hold-her-hand_us_5922f66ae4b034684b0e1ffa)

Also...

(https://scontent.fcxh1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18582102_10154958304429821_3883375844810204316_n.jpg?oh=8eda89aabd1ee3318038610cceeb08b6&oe=59BA8597)
That is a quality shop  :hefdaddy. Could maybe be combined with Saruman one for extra effect.
Here goes the sequel to yesterdays Hand swat.   
That was actually pretty smoothly done.

I've always thought since seeing Donald's weird handshake power play thing that someone should just preempt it with a juvenile handshake fake-out where you pull up your hand to your hair / face as they go to grab it, similar to Melania here except without even making it look like it could be accidental or a misunderstanding. It would take ridiculous handshakes to the next level.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on May 23, 2017, 12:26:51 PM
This is the humor thread, so I'm not going to suggest any of the 10 other buzz-kill, legit reasons besides "Fuck you, Donny" that those gestures could have meant. 

I'm also not going to suggest any of the 100 nice, pleasant, loving things that Donald could have said to her when he turned.

Because it's the humor thread.   
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: RuRoRul on May 23, 2017, 12:27:37 PM
Can't remember if they were posted here already, but a couple of my favourite weird handshake moments - Trump attempting his "pull them closer" handshake when someone doesn't want to move closer:
(https://media.giphy.com/media/KYCHwd4mqWiFW/giphy.gif)

And when he does it with someone (Rex Tillerson) who knows that two can play at that game:

(http://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/scalefit_630_noupscale/589e3484250000b54d0b84dd.gif)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: antigoon on May 23, 2017, 12:30:30 PM
It's like a weird alpha dominance thing i guess :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on May 23, 2017, 12:41:08 PM
This is the humor thread, so I'm not going to suggest any of the 10 other buzz-kill, legit reasons besides "Fuck you, Donny" that those gestures could have meant. 

I'm also not going to suggest any of the 100 nice, pleasant, loving things that Donald could have said to her when he turned.

Because it's the humor thread.   

Thank you.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on May 23, 2017, 12:59:38 PM
I still like when he tried his weird "pull the other person in" handshake with Trudeau, and Trudeau was just like, "Nuh-uh".
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Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on May 23, 2017, 01:15:17 PM
It's like a weird alpha dominance thing i guess :lol

Yea thats what I always thought of his pulling hand shake  :lol  Probably to make up for the small hands
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on May 23, 2017, 01:21:17 PM
This is hilarious.   I'm laughing so hard.    It's just SO much fun to make fun of people, especially people we hate.   I feel so much BETTER than him, now.   Ahhhh.  Nothing like a little hate and ridicule to make one's day.   :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on May 23, 2017, 01:24:01 PM
This is hilarious.   I'm laughing so hard.    It's just SO much fun to make fun of people, especially people we hate.   I feel so much BETTER than him, now.   Ahhhh.  Nothing like a little hate and ridicule to make one's day.   :lol

Maybe not the thread for you?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: mikeyd23 on May 23, 2017, 01:25:25 PM
Honest question out of curiosity... Do you guys really find his handshakes that weird/funny? Or is it just because it's Trump.

I've interacted with a ton of older business executives in my career thus far and most if not all of them do something similar. That generation of business men seem to use that sort of handshake as a leveraging tactic, a way to size up the other person, etc... So I guess I don't find it all that weird that he does it.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on May 23, 2017, 01:29:41 PM
There was a thread in GD some time ago wherein people basically admitted that they'd be happy to dismiss people based on the weakness of their handshake.  It was abjectly ridiculous and a really pathetic way to judge someone, which said a lot more about the commenters than they probably would admit to.

I think handshakes are a ridiculous thing anyway though, so whatever.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on May 23, 2017, 01:32:48 PM
Honest question out of curiosity... Do you guys really find his handshakes that weird/funny? Or is it just because it's Trump.

I've interacted with a ton of older business executives in my career thus far and most if not all of them do something similar. That generation of business men seem to use that sort of handshake as a leveraging tactic, a way to size up the other person, etc... So I guess I don't find it all that weird that he does it.

I think its hilarious.  Trump's handshake is not like one's I've seen in person.  I dont think there is anything wrong with a strong handshake, but the pull in is where I start to find it funny plus the reactions from the person being pulled in.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: mikeyd23 on May 23, 2017, 02:10:38 PM
There was a thread in GD some time ago wherein people basically admitted that they'd be happy to dismiss people based on the weakness of their handshake.  It was abjectly ridiculous and a really pathetic way to judge someone, which said a lot more about the commenters than they probably would admit to.

Why is that ridiculous and pathetic? People have written countless articles on business etiquette when it comes to handshakes. Sure it's probably a dying art in business because it seems to be generational, but I've read a bunch of pieces on human behavior analysis, basically detailing all the information you can determine about someone in the first 30 seconds of meeting them, handshakes playing a big part in it. It would be ridiculous and pathetic to personally judge someone based on their handshake, but that's not at all what I'm talking about. It's literally all business and not at all personal.

I think its hilarious.  Trump's handshake is not like one's I've seen in person.  I dont think there is anything wrong with a strong handshake, but the pull in is where I start to find it funny plus the reactions from the person being pulled in.

For what it's worth, I think the people's reactions to it are really funny. Like I said though, I've interacted with a bunch of older business men that shake hands similar to this. They shake hard, probably for too long, they pull the other person toward them, etc... It's all purposeful though, and really interesting. They are doing it just to see how that person reacts in most situations.

I have no clue if that's what Trump is doing, he might just be weird.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on May 23, 2017, 02:25:59 PM
This is the humor thread, so I'm not going to suggest any of the 10 other buzz-kill, legit reasons besides "Fuck you, Donny" that those gestures could have meant. 

I'm also not going to suggest any of the 100 nice, pleasant, loving things that Donald could have said to her when he turned.

Because it's the humor thread.   

Thank you.

Actually, any hypothesis on even a dozen or so things Grabby might've said that would then instantly wipe that smile off her face and return her to the scowl-of-a-lifetime she already had would be quite humourous. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: RuRoRul on May 23, 2017, 02:30:37 PM
Honest question out of curiosity... Do you guys really find his handshakes that weird/funny? Or is it just because it's Trump.

I've interacted with a ton of older business executives in my career thus far and most if not all of them do something similar. That generation of business men seem to use that sort of handshake as a leveraging tactic, a way to size up the other person, etc... So I guess I don't find it all that weird that he does it.
It's not surprising at all, but in general I find it mildly amusing once you notice that he does it because it is so transparent yet fitting to his character. If you can use a handshake as a way to size someone up, then seeing that someone has an obvious attempt at an "alpha male" style handshake says something about someone as well.

On some occasions when it doesn't really work as intended it can look quite awkward and funny. See him yanking the guy on the podium (I don't know who he is) the second time - it looks bizarre. And when he and Rex Tillerson (as you say, not surprising that another old CEO would do the same thing) do the same thing leading to an over-the-top back and forth when they firsh shake hands, it is pretty funny. And yes, knowing the context that this is the president and secretary of state helps - it's not that funny as raw slapstick.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: mikeyd23 on May 23, 2017, 02:37:51 PM
It's not surprising at all, but I find it mildly amusing in general that he does it because it is so transparent yet fitting to his character. If you can use a handshake as a way to size someone up, then seeing that someone has an obvious attempt at an "alpha male" style handshake says something about someone as well.

It's definitely a bit transparent when he does it, but in all fairness most people don't have viral videos of their handshaking activities for the world to analyze. I agree though about the other party sizing you up as well, it definitely isn't just a one way street, and honestly that's when it gets interesting.

On some occasions when it doesn't really work as intended it can look quite awkward and funny. See him yanking the guy on the podium (I don't know who he is) the second time - it looks bizarre. And when he and Rex Tillerson (as you say, not surprising that another old CEO would do the same thing) do the same thing leading to an over-the-top back and forth when they firsh shake hands, it is pretty funny. And yes, knowing the context that this is the president and secretary of state helps - it's not that funny as raw slapstick.

You really don't know who the guy with him at the podium is?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: RuRoRul on May 23, 2017, 02:43:42 PM
It's not surprising at all, but I find it mildly amusing in general that he does it because it is so transparent yet fitting to his character. If you can use a handshake as a way to size someone up, then seeing that someone has an obvious attempt at an "alpha male" style handshake says something about someone as well.

It's definitely a bit transparent when he does it, but in all fairness most people don't have viral videos of their handshaking activities for the world to analyze. I agree though about the other party sizing you up as well, it definitely isn't just a one way street, and honestly that's when it gets interesting.
Yup, it is unsurprising that someone shaking hands with so many people on camera will have some funny moments arise from it.

On some occasions when it doesn't really work as intended it can look quite awkward and funny. See him yanking the guy on the podium (I don't know who he is) the second time - it looks bizarre. And when he and Rex Tillerson (as you say, not surprising that another old CEO would do the same thing) do the same thing leading to an over-the-top back and forth when they firsh shake hands, it is pretty funny. And yes, knowing the context that this is the president and secretary of state helps - it's not that funny as raw slapstick.

You really don't know who the guy with him at the podium is?
I know him by name after doing an image search to see where it came from, I originally saw the image just in a collection of odd handshake moments and I didn't recognise him from that - he's not someone I've actually seen much, only read the name a lot.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: antigoon on May 23, 2017, 02:47:59 PM
While I've certainly been on the receiving end of some aggressive handshakes, I have never experienced the type of hard yanking POTUS likes to do. It's just funny to me.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on May 23, 2017, 04:28:07 PM
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Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: antigoon on May 23, 2017, 04:50:10 PM
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Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on May 24, 2017, 08:12:50 AM
This is hilarious.   I'm laughing so hard.    It's just SO much fun to make fun of people, especially people we hate.   I feel so much BETTER than him, now.   Ahhhh.  Nothing like a little hate and ridicule to make one's day.   :lol

Maybe not the thread for you?

It's not that at all.   I love a great joke, when it's a great joke.  "Bitch, please."  is hilarious.  I'm the funniest guy I know.  :)   But petty, personal, mean-spirited attacks against a President because you don't like his politics - especially when excused with what is essentially a third-grade "He started it!" - isn't funny.   At least not to me.  Watching hours of video to isolate a second and a half, then looping it to make it as creepy as possible, in order to mock a President "we" don't like isn't funny.   Where's the clever?  Where's the insight?   I know not everyone is Carlin, or Rock, or CK, but where's the funny?   Why were there no clips of Barack Obama's "hand on the shoulder" move (google it; it's a thing.  All the same people - Putin, Trudeau - with Barack's "touch").  Why isn't that hilarious too?  Isn't he trying curry favor - or at least communicate subliminally - with his handshake too?   
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on May 24, 2017, 08:15:50 AM
Aw come on, that was one of my better jokes that no one noticed.


And I believe it's actually crucial we're free to make fun of the president, as long as it doesn't become racist or something. When the leader becomes off limits, that's not a good thing.

Look at W Bush. Dude got made fun of more than anyone. And now? I'm pretty sure politics aside, we all pretty much like the dude. The humor humanized him in the end. It depends on how he and others react to it. The more "THIS ISN'T FUNNY! STOP MOCKING THIS MAN!", the more people want to bulldoze him. Metaphorically speaking.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on May 24, 2017, 08:29:57 AM
It's not that at all.   I love a great joke, when it's a great joke.  "Bitch, please."  is hilarious.  I'm the funniest guy I know.  :)   But petty, personal, mean-spirited attacks against a President because you don't like his politics - especially when excused with what is essentially a third-grade "He started it!" - isn't funny.   At least not to me.  Watching hours of video to isolate a second and a half, then looping it to make it as creepy as possible, in order to mock a President "we" don't like isn't funny.   Where's the clever?  Where's the insight?   I know not everyone is Carlin, or Rock, or CK, but where's the funny?   Why were there no clips of Barack Obama's "hand on the shoulder" move (google it; it's a thing.  All the same people - Putin, Trudeau - with Barack's "touch").  Why isn't that hilarious too?  Isn't he trying curry favor - or at least communicate subliminally - with his handshake too?
(https://media.giphy.com/media/krhW9yWEI0x0Y/200.gif)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on May 24, 2017, 08:31:55 AM
There was a thread in GD some time ago wherein people basically admitted that they'd be happy to dismiss people based on the weakness of their handshake.  It was abjectly ridiculous and a really pathetic way to judge someone, which said a lot more about the commenters than they probably would admit to.

I think handshakes are a ridiculous thing anyway though, so whatever.

It might be "ridiculous" to some - that's your prerogative - but it's absolutely real.    The little things matter.

I used to work for a large - Fortune 5 - manufacturing company.   The holy grail in the company was to be "Executive Band".   I had a job opportunity that was made in heaven; Executive Band, doing something I've literally already done for the company (at a high, documented rate of success) and had done for others for about 10 years.   So I get an interview with the most senior person in the company in that function - reports to the CEO, who I guarantee you, you know the name.   I get on my best suit, and polished my shoes.  Even polished my belt.  I went so far as to bring a toothbrush to quickly brush right before (no gum for me!!!).   I say hello to the Executive Assistant, banter a little (I knew her predecessor), and wait.  The VP comes out, says hello, I say hello, offer a handshake - firm, dry, not too long - and follow her into the room.  There is a high table with two chairs to the left (like you'd see at a bar), and a sofa and chair to the right.   As we get into the room, she turns to me and sort of semi-extends her hands to point to one of the chairs or the sofa.  And she's watching me.   I can see her watching me.   And I proceeded to blow the interview in one millisecond.  I allowed myself to be shuffled to the couch.  She promptly took one of the chairs and we proceeded to talk for 30-40 minutes with her a full three feet above me looking down as I was bent into the couch.  After, I was thanked for my time, complemented for my impressive background, and told that they were moving in a different direction (FYI, I know all this, because I know people in the group and asked the question - obliquely - during the exit interview with the HR person). 

Why is any of this any different than the "rituals" that are extended during the mating process?   All the little things that go into courting a man/woman that we want to have sex with?   
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on May 24, 2017, 08:34:22 AM
It's not that at all.   I love a great joke, when it's a great joke.  "Bitch, please."  is hilarious.  I'm the funniest guy I know.  :)   But petty, personal, mean-spirited attacks against a President because you don't like his politics - especially when excused with what is essentially a third-grade "He started it!" - isn't funny.   At least not to me.  Watching hours of video to isolate a second and a half, then looping it to make it as creepy as possible, in order to mock a President "we" don't like isn't funny.   Where's the clever?  Where's the insight?   I know not everyone is Carlin, or Rock, or CK, but where's the funny?   Why were there no clips of Barack Obama's "hand on the shoulder" move (google it; it's a thing.  All the same people - Putin, Trudeau - with Barack's "touch").  Why isn't that hilarious too?  Isn't he trying curry favor - or at least communicate subliminally - with his handshake too?
(https://media.giphy.com/media/krhW9yWEI0x0Y/200.gif)

You just made the list, buddy. And I don't like nobody touching my stuff. So just keep your meat-hooks off. If I catch any of you guys in my stuff, I'll kill you. Also, I don't like nobody touching me. Now, any of you losers touch me, and I'll kill you.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on May 24, 2017, 08:43:05 AM
Aw come on, that was one of my better jokes that no one noticed.


And I believe it's actually crucial we're free to make fun of the president, as long as it doesn't become racist or something. When the leader becomes off limits, that's not a good thing.

Look at W Bush. Dude got made fun of more than anyone. And now? I'm pretty sure politics aside, we all pretty much like the dude. The humor humanized him in the end. It depends on how he and others react to it. The more "THIS ISN'T FUNNY! STOP MOCKING THIS MAN!", the more people want to bulldoze him. Metaphorically speaking.

You don't sense a level of meanness and "not really joking" here?  I remember when Dave Letterman would have the "Bush Quote of the Day" or whatever he called it, and it was usually something along the lines of the President sputtering "Uh, well...uh, the strategery is, uh..."  and it WAS funny.  But - with just about everyone other than Bill Maher, who's just a miserable f*** - it always seemed to come off as loving, as if you were making fun of your grandfather.  Or that old uncle that always gets your name wrong.    I'm not at all saying "STOP MOCKING HIM"; you're free to do what you want.  My point is, don't pretend that it's some high level humor here; embrace it for what it is, the mean mocking of someone you don't like, even a little bit.   

The best comedy has an element of truth, and honesty in it, and the best comedians are honest with themselves and the audience (Chris Rock, Louis CK, Lewis Black, Bill Burr).  That seems to be lacking here. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: RuRoRul on May 24, 2017, 08:43:46 AM
This is hilarious.   I'm laughing so hard.    It's just SO much fun to make fun of people, especially people we hate.   I feel so much BETTER than him, now.   Ahhhh.  Nothing like a little hate and ridicule to make one's day.   :lol

Maybe not the thread for you?
Why were there no clips of Barack Obama's "hand on the shoulder" move (google it; it's a thing.  All the same people - Putin, Trudeau - with Barack's "touch").  Why isn't that hilarious too?  Isn't he trying curry favor - or at least communicate subliminally - with his handshake too?
I google'd it. I found stuff. So you're right - it's a thing, in as much as I can see a bunch of pictures of Obama putting his hands on people's shoulder. Same as "Trump handshake" is a thing, because some people noticed it and commented on it and websites put up pictures of it. If you think it's hilarious, then you or anyone else is free to post it in a Political Humour thread  ???

Sure, if you post it along with "LMAO THIS IS WHY OBUMMER IS A TERRIBLE PRESIDENT #MAGA!" then people might point out that it doesn't mean anything of the sort (and in my case I don't recall ever saying anything to the effect of Trump's weird handshake meaning anything about how good he is as a president), but I'm pretty sure no one will say "Don't you dare ever laugh at something Obama does!"

Also:
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especially when excused with what is essentially a third-grade "He started it!"
I find it quite funny that we have got to the point where someone is arguing that in a "President of the United States vs. Music Forum 'Political Humor' Thread" argument, it's the Political Humor thread that should be the one to we're hoping to rise above the third-grade mentality by, uh, not post any unflattering or gently mocking images relating to the president, rather than the president himself. Even without "he started it!" I'd say there's no reason why people shouldn't make fun of politicians. The fact that you actually can say that Donald has a history of dishing out petty, mean spirited insults himself only makes it more appropriate.

Anyway, they say that trying to explain humour is like dissecting a frog in public - it draws some disapproving looks, but it gives me a weird boner.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on May 24, 2017, 08:45:34 AM
A handshake is an incredibly superficial way to determine someone's fitness for a job or the content of their character, despite everyone HERE (http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=40510.0) condoning it as perfectly acceptable.  As noted in that thread, I despise handshakes anyway, so that's definitely some of my bias coming through.  The idiotic hoops we jump through to get laid are equally stupid.  Yes, first impressions, blah, blah, blah.  Whatever.  I still think it's ridiculous, despite anyone else's anecdotal evidence from their own personal handshake experiences.

In short, humans are stupid.  I don't particularly like people in general.  Especially 99.9% of the other people on the road when I'm driving.  All of them can kiss my ass.  I bet most of them think handshakes are important also.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on May 24, 2017, 08:59:25 AM

In short, humans are stupid.  I don't particularly like people in general.  Especially 99.9% of the other people on the road when I'm driving.  All of them can kiss my ass.  I bet most of them think handshakes are important also.


Haha, and this is the Coz I know and love (and I'm not at all being facetious).  THIS I find amusing in a positive, complementary way (meaning, I'm not at all laughing AT you, I'm laughing with you).    Maybe it's MY bias, but I find grumpy old men (and "Grumpy Old Men") hilarious (thus my screen name). 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on May 24, 2017, 09:03:49 AM
This is hilarious.   I'm laughing so hard.    It's just SO much fun to make fun of people, especially people we hate.   I feel so much BETTER than him, now.   Ahhhh.  Nothing like a little hate and ridicule to make one's day.   :lol

Maybe not the thread for you?
Why were there no clips of Barack Obama's "hand on the shoulder" move (google it; it's a thing.  All the same people - Putin, Trudeau - with Barack's "touch").  Why isn't that hilarious too?  Isn't he trying curry favor - or at least communicate subliminally - with his handshake too?
I google'd it. I found stuff. So you're right - it's a thing, in as much as I can see a bunch of pictures of Obama putting his hands on people's shoulder. Same as "Trump handshake" is a thing, because some people noticed it and commented on it and websites put up pictures of it. If you think it's hilarious, then you or anyone else is free to post it in a Political Humour thread  ???

Sure, if you post it along with "LMAO THIS IS WHY OBUMMER IS A TERRIBLE PRESIDENT #MAGA!" then people might point out that it doesn't mean anything of the sort (and in my case I don't recall ever saying anything to the effect of Trump's weird handshake meaning anything about how good he is as a president), but I'm pretty sure no one will say "Don't you dare ever laugh at something Obama does!"

Also:
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especially when excused with what is essentially a third-grade "He started it!"
I find it quite funny that we have got to the point where someone is arguing that in a "President of the United States vs. Music Forum 'Political Humor' Thread" argument, it's the Political Humor thread that should be the one to we're hoping to rise above the third-grade mentality by, uh, not post any unflattering or gently mocking images relating to the president, rather than the president himself. Even without "he started it!" I'd say there's no reason why people shouldn't make fun of politicians. The fact that you actually can say that Donald has a history of dishing out petty, mean spirited insults himself only makes it more appropriate.

Anyway, they say that trying to explain humour is like dissecting a frog in public - it draws some disapproving looks, but it gives me a weird boner.

Yeah, okay.  We're going "meta", so argument over, I guess. Whatever.   I'm sure all of you are Trump supporters and all these posts are just a fun way of garnering a friendly laugh at the everyday human foibles of any one of us.  Okay.  Sure.  You and Bill Maher and Steve Colbert can keep telling yourselves that.    Meanwhile, I'll wait patiently for the next hilarious meme that makes fun of his dick, or his hair, or his wife.   After all, "he started it!"   
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on May 24, 2017, 09:05:08 AM
Aw come on, that was one of my better jokes that no one noticed.


And I believe it's actually crucial we're free to make fun of the president, as long as it doesn't become racist or something. When the leader becomes off limits, that's not a good thing.

Look at W Bush. Dude got made fun of more than anyone. And now? I'm pretty sure politics aside, we all pretty much like the dude. The humor humanized him in the end. It depends on how he and others react to it. The more "THIS ISN'T FUNNY! STOP MOCKING THIS MAN!", the more people want to bulldoze him. Metaphorically speaking.

You don't sense a level of meanness and "not really joking" here?  I remember when Dave Letterman would have the "Bush Quote of the Day" or whatever he called it, and it was usually something along the lines of the President sputtering "Uh, well...uh, the strategery is, uh..."  and it WAS funny.  But - with just about everyone other than Bill Maher, who's just a miserable f*** - it always seemed to come off as loving, as if you were making fun of your grandfather.  Or that old uncle that always gets your name wrong.    I'm not at all saying "STOP MOCKING HIM"; you're free to do what you want.  My point is, don't pretend that it's some high level humor here; embrace it for what it is, the mean mocking of someone you don't like, even a little bit.   

The best comedy has an element of truth, and honesty in it, and the best comedians are honest with themselves and the audience (Chris Rock, Louis CK, Lewis Black, Bill Burr).  That seems to be lacking here.

I don't think anyone is pretending it's high level humor here. And where were you when posters, in this very thread, posted super unfunny posts about Clinton or Obama? Have you noticed you only really defend Trump?

Of course some of it is mean. So what? Should it be nice jokes? Some of us are immensely offended by the guy, and other people might feel that mean humor, that doesn't cross into racist or something territory, is a way of expressing that anger or frustration without having to do hours of research and fact checking to make a concise political argument that you won't rip apart.

And Bush and Obama and Clinton were made fun to a crazy degree, it's just that those tended to go into racist/prejudice/anti-woman territories. It's less likely to appear in this specific thread because, by and large, the people here aren't racist.

And don't hold us all to the standards of gods such as Carlin and Rock. Just because I'm as funny as they are doesn't mean everyone else has that ability.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on May 24, 2017, 09:07:03 AM
Haha, and this is the Coz I know and love (and I'm not at all being facetious).  THIS I find amusing in a positive, complementary way (meaning, I'm not at all laughing AT you, I'm laughing with you).    Maybe it's MY bias, but I find grumpy old men (and "Grumpy Old Men") hilarious (thus my screen name).

Lol, thanks.  It's for real though.  My wife and I routinely say "I hate people.  All of the people." and dream of when we can someday move to a remote island in the Caribbean and try to seclude ourselves from as many people as possible.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: RuRoRul on May 24, 2017, 09:09:27 AM
There was a thread in GD some time ago wherein people basically admitted that they'd be happy to dismiss people based on the weakness of their handshake.  It was abjectly ridiculous and a really pathetic way to judge someone, which said a lot more about the commenters than they probably would admit to.

I think handshakes are a ridiculous thing anyway though, so whatever.

It might be "ridiculous" to some - that's your prerogative - but it's absolutely real.    The little things matter. 
So again, someone agrees that judging the handshake is a real thing... but seems to have a problem with people "judging" the Donald's?

Honestly it comes a little bit like it's jimmies getting rustled because people are not impressed, or even find it funny, when someone has an over-the-top "alpha male" handshake, which according to the Custodians of the Art of the True Handshake should be seen as a positive.
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The best comedy has an element of truth, and honesty in it, and the best comedians are honest with themselves and the audience (Chris Rock, Louis CK, Lewis Black, Bill Burr).  That seems to be lacking here.
And the truth is, a lot of people find Donald to be a truly comical figure. You're right, people have a different tolerance for how much they are happy to make fun of something that might depend on how much they like them or agree with different assessments of them. So an image whose humour partly relies on you having the preconceived idea that "The Donald" is cool... yeah, that is probably going to fall flat for a lot of people, unless you play to the right crowd. One whose humour partly relies on you having the preconceived idea that, say, Donald is fond of self promotion, will likely do better. And yeah, one of the qualities of a great joke might be that it relies less on preconceived notions, particularly about things that people are heavily divided on (and obviously Political Humour is going to run into that a lot). But as far as I can tell this thread was never posted with the criteria of "Greatest, wittiest and least likely to offend ONLY", it's just a place for people to post something they found amusing. If I was submitting an entry to "Greatest Political Humor of This Century" I probably wouldn't have posted a couple of gifs where Donald's handshake manoeuvre ends up looking a bit silly (although it was something I thought would be pretty inoffensive whether you disliked Trump or not).

Anyway, in the spirit of "balance", here's a couple of Obama handshake gifs I found after searching that seemed funny to me(OK, mildly amusing - I wouldn't want to oversell them):

(http://cdn.niketalk.com/9/94/500x1000px-LL-94c5c2e6_Multicultural-Obama-handshakes.gif)
(https://media.giphy.com/media/ae670QCDqLpII/giphy.gif)
Of course it's not really balanced since those ones didn't feel as "insulting" to me, even though they were what came up when I searched... I had to Google "Obama Stupid Handshake" to get one that felt appropriately mean-spirited - presented with no context, make of it what you will  :tup:

(http://www.dailystormer.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/ap_504312058477-2799a3776896905aacb78a9a97d95b74137ed0c1-s900-c85.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on May 24, 2017, 09:12:42 AM
Custodians of the Art of the True Handshake

Are they related to the Priests of the Temples of Syrinx, by any chance?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on May 24, 2017, 09:18:08 AM
Aw come on, that was one of my better jokes that no one noticed.


And I believe it's actually crucial we're free to make fun of the president, as long as it doesn't become racist or something. When the leader becomes off limits, that's not a good thing.

Look at W Bush. Dude got made fun of more than anyone. And now? I'm pretty sure politics aside, we all pretty much like the dude. The humor humanized him in the end. It depends on how he and others react to it. The more "THIS ISN'T FUNNY! STOP MOCKING THIS MAN!", the more people want to bulldoze him. Metaphorically speaking.

You don't sense a level of meanness and "not really joking" here?  I remember when Dave Letterman would have the "Bush Quote of the Day" or whatever he called it, and it was usually something along the lines of the President sputtering "Uh, well...uh, the strategery is, uh..."  and it WAS funny.  But - with just about everyone other than Bill Maher, who's just a miserable f*** - it always seemed to come off as loving, as if you were making fun of your grandfather.  Or that old uncle that always gets your name wrong.    I'm not at all saying "STOP MOCKING HIM"; you're free to do what you want.  My point is, don't pretend that it's some high level humor here; embrace it for what it is, the mean mocking of someone you don't like, even a little bit.   

The best comedy has an element of truth, and honesty in it, and the best comedians are honest with themselves and the audience (Chris Rock, Louis CK, Lewis Black, Bill Burr).  That seems to be lacking here.

I don't think anyone is pretending it's high level humor here. And where were you when posters, in this very thread, posted super unfunny posts about Clinton or Obama? Have you noticed you only really defend Trump?

Maybe not here (I don't know; we'll have to go back and look), but in other places - and I would hope some of the people that know of the other places might chime in - I absolutely did defend Clinton and Obama when it crossed the line into being mean. 

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Of course some of it is mean. So what? Should it be nice jokes? Some of us are immensely offended by the guy, and other people might feel that mean humor, that doesn't cross into racist or something territory, is a way of expressing that anger or frustration without having to do hours of research and fact checking to make a concise political argument that you won't rip apart.

One could argue that if the argument got ripped apart it really wasn't a position of merit to begin with.  Isn't that the point of debate?  For both sides to come out better, more knowledgeable and more informed than before?    Since when is "fact-checking and research" a bad thing?   Shouldn't we expect that, or demand that? 

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And Bush and Obama and Clinton were made fun to a crazy degree, it's just that those tended to go into racist/prejudice/anti-woman territories. It's less likely to appear in this specific thread because, by and large, the people here aren't racist.

And don't hold us all to the standards of gods such as Carlin and Rock. Just because I'm as funny as they are doesn't mean everyone else has that ability.

Haha, "by and large".    But maybe that's it in a nutshell.  Maybe it's not any of the things I'm saying and just that it's just plain not funny?   :)   

Speaking of funny, I just watched the Louis CK episode of Saturday Night Live (I know, I'm a couple weeks behind).  Did anyone see that?  Did anyone see the "Thank you, Scott!" clip?   Now THAT was funny.   
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on May 24, 2017, 09:19:44 AM
Haha, and this is the Coz I know and love (and I'm not at all being facetious).  THIS I find amusing in a positive, complementary way (meaning, I'm not at all laughing AT you, I'm laughing with you).    Maybe it's MY bias, but I find grumpy old men (and "Grumpy Old Men") hilarious (thus my screen name).

Lol, thanks.  It's for real though.  My wife and I routinely say "I hate people.  All of the people." and dream of when we can someday move to a remote island in the Caribbean and try to seclude ourselves from as many people as possible.

I think my wife will be on that island (but then again, that would defeat the purpose, wouldn't it?).   I'd love to drive with you, though.   We're two of a perfect pair when it comes to that.   
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on May 24, 2017, 09:20:01 AM
If it helps, I didn't find any of the hand shaking stuff funny either.

Difference is, I didn't feel the need to make other people conform to my sense of humor. If I don't find it funny, I just kind of move on.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Implode on May 24, 2017, 09:47:13 AM
But Adami....


This is an internet forum. It basically a requirement to argue with people.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on May 24, 2017, 09:47:52 AM
Nuh uh.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: antigoon on May 24, 2017, 09:52:49 AM
well, RIP to this thread i guess.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on May 24, 2017, 09:57:41 AM
(http://www.haaretz.com/polopoly_fs/1.790550.1495454293!/image/2076769376.jpg_gen/derivatives/size_224x126/2076769376.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: antigoon on May 24, 2017, 10:33:38 AM
and we're back!

(https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/w_R32srg-o7fbvUnlcGHrNNOZ0A=/0x0:5000x3408/920x613/filters:focal(2273x438:3073x1238):format(webp)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/54926889/GettyImages_687570926.0.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on May 24, 2017, 10:48:02 AM
It's not that at all.   I love a great joke, when it's a great joke.  "Bitch, please."  is hilarious.  I'm the funniest guy I know.  :)   But petty, personal, mean-spirited attacks against a President because you don't like his politics - especially when excused with what is essentially a third-grade "He started it!" - isn't funny.   At least not to me.  Watching hours of video to isolate a second and a half, then looping it to make it as creepy as possible, in order to mock a President "we" don't like isn't funny.   Where's the clever?  Where's the insight?   I know not everyone is Carlin, or Rock, or CK, but where's the funny?   Why were there no clips of Barack Obama's "hand on the shoulder" move (google it; it's a thing.  All the same people - Putin, Trudeau - with Barack's "touch").  Why isn't that hilarious too?  Isn't he trying curry favor - or at least communicate subliminally - with his handshake too?
(https://media.giphy.com/media/krhW9yWEI0x0Y/200.gif)

You just made the list, buddy. And I don't like nobody touching my stuff. So just keep your meat-hooks off. If I catch any of you guys in my stuff, I'll kill you. Also, I don't like nobody touching me. Now, any of you losers touch me, and I'll kill you.

:clap:

Well played sir... well played.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: AngelBack on May 24, 2017, 01:54:00 PM
and we're back!

(https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/w_R32srg-o7fbvUnlcGHrNNOZ0A=/0x0:5000x3408/920x613/filters:focal(2273x438:3073x1238):format(webp)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/54926889/GettyImages_687570926.0.jpg)


That is hilarious! No caption needed but I'm sure we will see some.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: antigoon on May 25, 2017, 07:29:48 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAq6ayaWsAADA7D.jpg:large)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAq6ayZXgAE0-Av.jpg:large)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAq6ayUXYAEvkbS.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on May 25, 2017, 07:37:26 AM
Is there a joke? 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on May 25, 2017, 07:50:38 AM
I'm not sure I get the last couple posts either, maybe they are missing a caption?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: antigoon on May 25, 2017, 08:00:30 AM
Ah! Darn! I forgot to attach my joke memorandum which lays out in excruciating detail a fair, logical, and evidence-based theorem for why I thought my post was funny. Unfortunately I am at work, while the memo is located on my home computer! Whoops!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on May 25, 2017, 08:04:08 AM
Ah! Darn! I forgot to attach my joke memorandum which lays out in excruciating detail a fair, logical, and evidence-based theorem for why I thought my post was funny. Unfortunately I am at work, while the memo is located on my home computer! Whoops!

I wasn't at all being a smart-ass, and there's no need for you to be one either.  And clearly I'm not the only one who was confused as to where the punchline was.  What I (and I can't speak for Cram, but I'm assuming he's in the same boat) saw was three pictures:  Trump shaking hands with Trudeau, a close-up of the hands, and a close-up of Trump.   
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on May 25, 2017, 08:09:00 AM
Not only that, but the other photo with the Pope.  Trump is the only one smiling, is that the joke?  I'm just not sure I found that one funny either.  Not offensive to me or anything, just don't understand the punchline in these. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on May 25, 2017, 08:16:35 AM
Okay Stadler, here is the Morcon joke since it's CLEARLY over your head.

So in the first picture, they had shaken hands moments earlier, and Trump is trying to disengage from the handshake but Morcon is holding on to his hand. The subtext is that France has America in a stranglehold and clearly controls our country on an economic, diplomatic, and pentatonic level.

The second picture (the close up) shows Trump giving the four finger sign. Now, in baseball, this is the code the catcher gives to the pitcher, signaling a screwball. So it works on two levels. On the first, he's calling Morcon and all of France screwballs, and on the other he's implying that in their relationship, Trump is the catcher and Morcon is the pitcher. Sexually, that is.

And the third close up of Trump's face works best when you imagine the classic "whomp whomp" horn music that would play in classic comedy sketches.

There.



.........that's right........right?



Edit: Edited with appropriate info.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on May 25, 2017, 08:20:14 AM
 :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on May 25, 2017, 08:20:28 AM
I actually like it BETTER with that explanation.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Dave_Manchester on May 25, 2017, 08:27:26 AM
Isn't the joke that Trudeau has apparently morphed into Emmanuel Macron?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on May 25, 2017, 08:37:28 AM
Isn't the joke that Trudeau has apparently morphed into Emmanuel Macron?

I fixed it.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: antigoon on May 25, 2017, 08:39:17 AM
macron is crushing trump's hand















trump is stuck between a smile and a pained expression



































it was especially amusing to me considering the prior conversation about trump's macho handshake posturing




















.............................................that's it









Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on May 25, 2017, 08:43:35 AM
Isn't the joke that Trudeau has apparently morphed into Emmanuel Macron?

No, the joke is that I can't tell world leaders apart.  :)   Typical American.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: XJDenton on May 25, 2017, 11:17:31 AM
(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/PlainWigglyElephantbeetle-size_restricted.gif)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Podaar on May 25, 2017, 11:43:24 AM
 :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on May 25, 2017, 11:46:30 AM
(https://68.media.tumblr.com/a9ee1773b0447d5f5a3a776fb7e55f66/tumblr_nbgor5RpGj1s2wio8o1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on May 25, 2017, 11:51:17 AM
(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/PlainWigglyElephantbeetle-size_restricted.gif)
:rollin :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: antigoon on May 25, 2017, 11:57:24 AM
that is really well done :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: bosk1 on May 25, 2017, 12:01:10 PM
(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/PlainWigglyElephantbeetle-size_restricted.gif)

:rollin :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on May 25, 2017, 12:02:02 PM
Okay that's really funny. I think the pinky touch is really what sets it off.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: El Barto on May 25, 2017, 01:04:49 PM
Man, that really was a helluva handshake with Macron. The rematch was even better, though.
French president appears to win latest handshake battle  (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/25/trump-v-macron-french-president-appears-to-win-latest-handshake-battle)

Also, Trump's handshake really isn't all that unusual. Car salesmen have been doing it for ages. You pull the other person towards to you to demonstrate dominance. The president of Tajikistan clearly got this when he won their handshake battle (at the bottom of the Guardian article). It almost looks as if Trump compliments him on that one. "Hey, not bad."
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on May 25, 2017, 01:10:20 PM
 :lol the second one was definitely more funny.  Also the video of him pushing aside the PM of Montenegro  :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on May 25, 2017, 01:27:54 PM
Man, that really was a helluva handshake with Macron. The rematch was even better, though.
French president appears to win latest handshake battle  (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/25/trump-v-macron-french-president-appears-to-win-latest-handshake-battle)

Also, Trump's handshake really isn't all that unusual. Car salesmen have been doing it for ages. You pull the other person towards to you to demonstrate dominance. The president of Tajikistan clearly got this when he won their handshake battle (at the bottom of the Guardian article). It almost looks as if Trump compliments him on that one. "Hey, not bad."

The fact that you're putting Trump in league with used car salesmen, some of the most stereotypically reviled people on the planet, really doesn't help his case any, though I suspect that may have been a purposeful comparison.  :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: XJDenton on May 25, 2017, 02:13:38 PM
I always thought this was how you were meant to shake hands as an alpha male.

https://youtu.be/uYMboTIXym4?t=18s
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on May 25, 2017, 02:15:53 PM
 :lol speaking of, an Arnold and Donald hand shake could be epic
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: antigoon on May 25, 2017, 05:21:31 PM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/l0IyeMK6G2Gr1Gm3e/giphy.gif)

america FIRST!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on May 25, 2017, 05:30:31 PM
For me, the handshake stuff would be hilariously dumb and childish no matter who was doing it. I've found that kind of  juvenile "alpha male" posturing eye rolling for much longer than Trump has been in politics.

Edit: For context to the above post, the person Trump shoves aside is the Prime Minister of Montenegro.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: BlobVanDam on May 25, 2017, 10:48:49 PM
I always thought this was how you were meant to shake hands as an alpha male.

https://youtu.be/uYMboTIXym4?t=18s


I knew exactly what that was going to be before even clicking it, because this is the only correct answer to demonstrate your manliness through a handshake.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on May 26, 2017, 06:31:10 AM
I like this version better:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-OW4SAZgXY
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on May 26, 2017, 06:44:53 AM
It's not just the push aside that had me dying while watching that yesterday, it's the way he stands and tightens up his jacket after  :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: BlobVanDam on May 26, 2017, 07:38:59 AM
It's not just the push aside that had me dying while watching that yesterday, it's the way he stands and tightens up his jacket after  :rollin :rollin

:lol It's like a peacock strutting to prove it's the alpha. Definitely from the world of business and not diplomacy. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on May 26, 2017, 09:57:37 AM
It's not just the push aside that had me dying while watching that yesterday, it's the way he stands and tightens up his jacket after  :rollin :rollin

:lol It's like a peacock strutting to prove it's the alpha. Definitely from the world of business tiny-hand syndrome and not diplomacy. :biggrin:

Fix'd.   :biggrin:
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: antigoon on May 26, 2017, 10:43:31 AM
Macron was warned!!!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2017/05/26/the-reason-behind-macrons-firm-handshake-with-trump-revealed-he-was-warned/?utm_term=.d11411989b4f
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: El Barto on May 26, 2017, 11:47:25 AM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18622500_10208479222409004_349896453081974227_n.jpg?oh=f66603d407bc75ec9343388cb53a0b80&oe=599C6D98)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on May 26, 2017, 02:25:25 PM
^^^ Now that's funny. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on May 26, 2017, 07:59:09 PM
"Who died?"

"Democracy"
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: ? on May 28, 2017, 08:09:44 AM
(http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/host.madison.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/2/8e/28efdfd1-14ee-5910-ab9a-6ac3d4bfb550/591f3cb7375d6.image.jpg?resize=1200%2C912)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on May 28, 2017, 03:47:21 PM
One for Coz...

(http://i.imgur.com/XRYMPtx.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Implode on May 28, 2017, 04:29:39 PM
:clap:
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on May 28, 2017, 04:53:14 PM
Nice
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: XeRocks81 on May 28, 2017, 06:53:51 PM
https://www.wired.com/2017/05/gif-turns-30-ancient-format-changed-internet/?mbid=social_fb

Take that, people who give me shit for using gifs and memes.  It's a legit form of expression and a sign of digital literacy.
(https://media.giphy.com/media/3o7TKCskhXtrq3nsBy/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Implode on May 29, 2017, 09:12:59 AM
Yeah, but it's like a 7-year-old practice at this point which is like decades old in internet years. Whenever I see someone doing that on an internet, I feel like it either dates them quite a bit or makes them seem like someone out of the loop trying to catch up on internet culture.
 ;)

But I totally agree with you. Don't stop on my account because I don't even fully agree with my own feelings on the matter.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: DragonAttack on May 29, 2017, 10:35:20 AM
(https://i.redd.it/mapeo5esj80z.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: antigoon on May 29, 2017, 12:12:01 PM
omg :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on May 29, 2017, 12:13:25 PM
Anyone know what Baby Trump's hat says?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: RuRoRul on May 29, 2017, 01:09:47 PM
 :lol
Anyone know what Baby Trump's hat says?
I think that it's just "Make America Great Again" mirrored.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on May 29, 2017, 01:31:43 PM
Good eye!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: PowerSlave on May 29, 2017, 10:54:48 PM
http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2017/05/28/elizabeth-warren-bill-hearing-aid-draws-opposition-from-gun-rights-conservative-groups/WMAAAo9Z8zAK7AzZnrRUII/story.html?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark

Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: BlobVanDam on May 30, 2017, 01:58:19 AM
I genuinely have trouble telling the difference between the real news and the satirical news from the US these days.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on May 30, 2017, 06:42:25 AM
http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2017/05/28/elizabeth-warren-bill-hearing-aid-draws-opposition-from-gun-rights-conservative-groups/WMAAAo9Z8zAK7AzZnrRUII/story.html?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark

This is pathetic.  Really pathetic.  It doesn't matter who it could help or what.  All that apparently matters is "It's Elizabeth Warren, so fuck you."
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: PowerSlave on May 30, 2017, 07:50:51 AM
I genuinely have trouble telling the difference between the real news and the satirical news from the US these days.

I've read the article a few times. I still can't tell if it's fake, or not. The only place that I knew to post it is in the humor thread.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on May 30, 2017, 08:43:14 AM
That article is HILARIOUS.  Knee-slapping, I-just-spit-coffee-on-my-computer-screen hilarious.

Though, for me, the most amusing part of it is that an article that starts with a sarcastic question like "How does a hearing aid bill turn into a fight about gun rights?" is passed off as "journalism".    Edward R. Murrow just pissed himself in his grave.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: PowerSlave on May 30, 2017, 08:46:05 AM
That article is HILARIOUS.  Knee-slapping, I-just-spit-coffee-on-my-computer-screen hilarious.

Thank you for your insight. That's exactly what I was looking for.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on May 30, 2017, 09:03:57 AM
That article is HILARIOUS.  Knee-slapping, I-just-spit-coffee-on-my-computer-screen hilarious.

Thank you for your insight. That's exactly what I was looking for.

I was being serious.  Wasn't I lectured at various points on this thread that we all find different things funny? Anti-goon found a close-up picture of a handshake to be legendary.  I truly find that level of "journalism" to be comical. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: XeRocks81 on May 30, 2017, 09:09:47 AM
That article is HILARIOUS.  Knee-slapping, I-just-spit-coffee-on-my-computer-screen hilarious.

Thank you for your insight. That's exactly what I was looking for.

I was being serious.  Wasn't I lectured at various points on this thread that we all find different things funny? Anti-goon found a close-up picture of a handshake to be legendary.  I truly find that level of "journalism" to be comical.

aren't you so clever  :\
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on May 30, 2017, 09:12:24 AM
That article is HILARIOUS.  Knee-slapping, I-just-spit-coffee-on-my-computer-screen hilarious.

Thank you for your insight. That's exactly what I was looking for.

I was being serious.  Wasn't I lectured at various points on this thread that we all find different things funny? Anti-goon found a close-up picture of a handshake to be legendary.  I truly find that level of "journalism" to be comical.

aren't you so clever  :\

Nope; just looking for things to be fair.  As always.  :) 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: bosk1 on May 30, 2017, 09:14:31 AM
XeRocks81, not sure what your problem is, but as you have already been told, you don't get to tell people how to post or to criticize other people for what they post.  Either post on topic or not at all.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: eric42434224 on May 30, 2017, 01:23:56 PM
Maybe we need to start a new thread that debates the fairness of political humor, or humor in general, for people that can't control themselves to not do so in the humor thread.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on May 30, 2017, 02:19:57 PM
That article is HILARIOUS.  Knee-slapping, I-just-spit-coffee-on-my-computer-screen hilarious.

Thank you for your insight. That's exactly what I was looking for.

I was being serious.  Wasn't I lectured at various points on this thread that we all find different things funny? Anti-goon found a close-up picture of a handshake to be legendary.  I truly find that level of "journalism" to be comical.
Stadler, you're generally someone who has intelligent and well thought out things to say in these political threads.
I'm not sure why you've made a recent decision to get incensed and overly confrontational about things in the humor thread. You're free to do so, but it doesn't exactly come across well. You're better than this.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on May 30, 2017, 07:02:57 PM
That article is HILARIOUS.  Knee-slapping, I-just-spit-coffee-on-my-computer-screen hilarious.

Thank you for your insight. That's exactly what I was looking for.

I was being serious.  Wasn't I lectured at various points on this thread that we all find different things funny? Anti-goon found a close-up picture of a handshake to be legendary.  I truly find that level of "journalism" to be comical.
Stadler, you're generally someone who has intelligent and well thought out things to say in these political threads.
I'm not sure why you've made a recent decision to get incensed and overly confrontational about things in the humor thread. You're free to do so, but it doesn't exactly come across well. You're better than this.

Not sure I'm worried about "how it comes across", but your point is well taken (and I appreciate the kind things you may have said).   It's not at all "incensed", though it is confrontational - intellectually - and is meant to highlight the bigger observation that it really isn't about the "humor" as much as it is about expressing bad (intellectually, as in poorly documented claims) political opinions by all means necessary. 

And I wasn't playing; I really do find comical the level of writing that passes as "journalism" today.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: eric42434224 on May 30, 2017, 07:08:34 PM
though it is confrontational - intellectually - and is meant to highlight the bigger observation that it really isn't about the "humor" as much as it is about expressing bad (intellectually, as in poorly documented claims) political opinions by all means necessary. 

That has no place in this thread, and you have been told so my the mods.  Perhaps start a new thread to debate political humor if you cant control your impulse to do so here.  It really takes much of the enjoyment out of the thread.  Thanks in advance :)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: PowerSlave on May 30, 2017, 11:50:33 PM
That article is HILARIOUS.  Knee-slapping, I-just-spit-coffee-on-my-computer-screen hilarious.

Thank you for your insight. That's exactly what I was looking for.

I was being serious.  Wasn't I lectured at various points on this thread that we all find different things funny? Anti-goon found a close-up picture of a handshake to be legendary.  I truly find that level of "journalism" to be comical.
Stadler, you're generally someone who has intelligent and well thought out things to say in these political threads.
I'm not sure why you've made a recent decision to get incensed and overly confrontational about things in the humor thread. You're free to do so, but it doesn't exactly come across well. You're better than this.

Not sure I'm worried about "how it comes across", but your point is well taken (and I appreciate the kind things you may have said).   It's not at all "incensed", though it is confrontational - intellectually - and is meant to highlight the bigger observation that it really isn't about the "humor" as much as it is about expressing bad (intellectually, as in poorly documented claims) political opinions by all means necessary. 

And I wasn't playing; I really do find comical the level of writing that passes as "journalism" today.

First of all, you missed the point of me posting the article in the first place. The situation (if true) is at best, surreal. Making a leap from people getting easier access to hearing aids to it being some sort of violation of the 2nd amendment sounds like the perfect premise of a farcical hollywood b-level comedy to me. Not really good enough for many people to visit their local movie theater to view, or to be remembered a few years down the line. But good enough to make enough money to support the coke habit of some used up movie producer for another year.

Second of all, can we stop trying to police one another in here? If I was trying to make any other statement than "this shit is off the wall, and might give you a chuckle" then I would have posted it elsewhere with clear intentions. If a boot needs to be applied to my posterior, then one of the mods will do so. There have been a couple of instances in the past when it's been needed, and they have been firm/fair in their actions with me. I carry a 10% warning level that reminds me to keep my shit in line, or else.

Third thing, I still don't know if there's any truth to the article, or if some wise-ass wrote it to blow smoke up someone's ass. As I stated before, I find the whole thing to be surreal and far from rational. The perfect breeding ground for an odd sort of comedy. The Onion could have their fingerprints all over this article, and it wouldn't surprise me one bit.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: 73109 on May 31, 2017, 12:48:59 AM
This conversation is so fucking funny guys...
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Elite on May 31, 2017, 06:04:28 AM
#covfefe
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on May 31, 2017, 07:27:30 AM
That article is HILARIOUS.  Knee-slapping, I-just-spit-coffee-on-my-computer-screen hilarious.

Thank you for your insight. That's exactly what I was looking for.

I was being serious.  Wasn't I lectured at various points on this thread that we all find different things funny? Anti-goon found a close-up picture of a handshake to be legendary.  I truly find that level of "journalism" to be comical.
Stadler, you're generally someone who has intelligent and well thought out things to say in these political threads.
I'm not sure why you've made a recent decision to get incensed and overly confrontational about things in the humor thread. You're free to do so, but it doesn't exactly come across well. You're better than this.

Not sure I'm worried about "how it comes across", but your point is well taken (and I appreciate the kind things you may have said).   It's not at all "incensed", though it is confrontational - intellectually - and is meant to highlight the bigger observation that it really isn't about the "humor" as much as it is about expressing bad (intellectually, as in poorly documented claims) political opinions by all means necessary. 

And I wasn't playing; I really do find comical the level of writing that passes as "journalism" today.

First of all, you missed the point of me posting the article in the first place. The situation (if true) is at best, surreal. Making a leap from people getting easier access to hearing aids to it being some sort of violation of the 2nd amendment sounds like the perfect premise of a farcical hollywood b-level comedy to me. Not really good enough for many people to visit their local movie theater to view, or to be remembered a few years down the line. But good enough to make enough money to support the coke habit of some used up movie producer for another year.

Perhaps I did.   I didn't get that at all, and I'll take responsibility for that.  I did think it funny though, and still do, that some (not necessarily people here) think that's actually "journalism".   

Quote
Second of all, can we stop trying to police one another in here? If I was trying to make any other statement than "this shit is off the wall, and might give you a chuckle" then I would have posted it elsewhere with clear intentions. If a boot needs to be applied to my posterior, then one of the mods will do so. There have been a couple of instances in the past when it's been needed, and they have been firm/fair in their actions with me. I carry a 10% warning level that reminds me to keep my shit in line, or else.

For the record, I'm doing no such thing.  Post what you want when you want.   Not a problem here.  I too agree that we should leave that to the mods; they're excellent and do a thorough job.   I think it is incredibly lame, and shows a ton of insecurity when people try to tell others what they can post and where (it's the forum equivalent of buying a Porsche to prove your masculinity!).  If you don't like a post, skip it.   I'm with you 1000% percent.  Post it if you feel it is funny!  I thought so (sincerely), albeit for different reasons.   

Quote
Third thing, I still don't know if there's any truth to the article, or if some wise-ass wrote it to blow smoke up someone's ass. As I stated before, I find the whole thing to be surreal and far from rational. The perfect breeding ground for an odd sort of comedy. The Onion could have their fingerprints all over this article, and it wouldn't surprise me one bit.

We're actually in agreement on that too. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on May 31, 2017, 07:28:00 AM
This conversation is so fucking funny guys...

It is a humor thread, after all.  Mission accomplished!  :)  ;)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: ariich on May 31, 2017, 07:28:27 AM
Eric, please stop telling others how to post, you're not a mod.

Stadler, please let people post humourous things in this thread for the sake of humour without debating everything (I'm exaggerating, obviously). If particular things irritate you, e.g. jokes at Trump's expense, then maybe post about that in a relevant thread such as one of the Trump threads.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on May 31, 2017, 07:29:45 AM
Eric, please stop telling others how to post, you're not a mod.

Stadler, please let people post humourous things in this thread for the sake of humour without debating everything (I'm exaggerating, obviously). If particular things irritate you, e.g. jokes at Trump's expense, then maybe post about that in a relevant thread such as one of the Trump threads.

Will they start posting humorous things, then?  I'M KIDDING!    Gotcha, boss, loud and clear.   
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on May 31, 2017, 10:14:08 AM
Meanwhile, at Gin and Tacos...

Quote
CARELESSLY TRUMP UTTERS THE CODE WORD THAT SUMMONS FORTH THE DEATH-SPEWING MONSTROSITY THAT HAS LURKED JUST BENEATH THE MOHOROVIÇIĆ DISCONTINUITY FOR MILLENNIA, WAITING TO WRIGGLE FORTH FROM SIDEWALK CRACKS AND RETCH ITS CORROSIVE GUT FLORA UPON THE PLANET. SUDDENLY IT NO LONGER MATTERS THAT YOU AREN'T CONTRIBUTING ENOUGH TO YOUR 401(k); COVFEFE IS THE RETIREMENT PLAN FOR ALL LIFE ON EARTH. REMAIN CALM. EVERYONE YOU LOVE IS ALREADY DEAD. #COVFEFE #AdministrationOfTheDamned
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on May 31, 2017, 10:45:23 AM
 :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: kingshmegland on May 31, 2017, 02:25:01 PM
(http://i583.photobucket.com/albums/ss272/kingshmegland/IMG_20170531_162340_zpsmww1wrtk.jpg) (http://s583.photobucket.com/user/kingshmegland/media/IMG_20170531_162340_zpsmww1wrtk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: XeRocks81 on May 31, 2017, 05:56:06 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/hU8ToVB.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/BKqAhjD.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: DragonAttack on May 31, 2017, 06:49:19 PM
Yes, we all know what it means   #incoherent

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/31/politics/sean-spicer-press-conference/

Once again, you can't make this stuff up.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TAC on May 31, 2017, 07:11:40 PM
(http://i583.photobucket.com/albums/ss272/kingshmegland/IMG_20170531_162340_zpsmww1wrtk.jpg) (http://s583.photobucket.com/user/kingshmegland/media/IMG_20170531_162340_zpsmww1wrtk.jpg.html)

 :rollin :rollin

"I have been summoned"  :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: antigoon on May 31, 2017, 08:42:36 PM
o
m
g
:lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on May 31, 2017, 09:15:20 PM
(https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18767734_1542428015768604_2453654771182799911_n.jpg?oh=3d26042d8159dc379eb8279490b714a8&oe=59EA008C)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: BlobVanDam on May 31, 2017, 11:07:29 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/hU8ToVB.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/BKqAhjD.jpg)

I surprisingly hadn't seen this one yet, and it's definitely my favourite of all of them. :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on June 01, 2017, 07:07:54 AM
(http://i583.photobucket.com/albums/ss272/kingshmegland/IMG_20170531_162340_zpsmww1wrtk.jpg) (http://s583.photobucket.com/user/kingshmegland/media/IMG_20170531_162340_zpsmww1wrtk.jpg.html)

 :rollin :rollin

"I have been summoned"  :rollin

No, Fool!  It is I who have been summoned!

I love that.  My daughter and I laughed at that for a while last night. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on June 01, 2017, 07:10:32 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DBJ35x-XoAAuinW.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on June 01, 2017, 07:15:14 AM
Coz gets a laugh out loud.  Classic. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on June 01, 2017, 08:13:28 AM
I was a bit late to the covfefe news yesterday, but wow  :rollin

and it really does seem like it could work for a perfume  :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: antigoon on June 01, 2017, 08:14:26 AM
the hills are alive

with the sound of

covfefe
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on June 01, 2017, 08:27:39 AM
the hills are alive

with the sound of

covfefe Griswold

FTFY
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on June 01, 2017, 09:14:44 AM
I just laughed again - out loud - at that picture.  That is legendary.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on June 01, 2017, 01:55:29 PM
Meanwhile, at Gin and Tacos...

Quote
KUSHNER PRESSES THE RECEIVER TO HIS EAR IN A NONDESCRIPT 2nd-FLOOR OFFICE IN ALEXANDRIA. BETWEEN 15-SECOND SNIPPETS OF "THE LINCOLNSHIRE POACHER" HE CAN MAKE OUT THE SIGNAL JUST ENOUGH TO JOT IN HIS ONE-TIME PAD: "C-O-V...F-E-F-E." ON THE WAY BACK TO THE CAPITOL HE DROPS A BAG OF FUNYUNS AT A DEAD DROP OUTSIDE THE MR. GYROS IN POTOMAC YARD TO SIGNAL TO YURI: MESSAGE RECEIVED, "OPERATION CLUSTERFUCK" TO PROCEED. #AdministrationOfTheDamned
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: ariich on June 01, 2017, 04:59:04 PM
The thing I really love about covfefe is how most people from all sides can enjoy the hilarity (including Trump himself) without getting all political about it. Obviously there are some on both sides who get all serious about it, but otherwise it's a strangely bonding bit of fun.

We had something similar a few years ago in the UK when the then Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls (who already has the best name) accidentally tweeted his name. He actually left it up and it's still there now: https://twitter.com/edballs/status/63623585020915713

The UK now celebrates Ed Balls Day every year: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Balls#Ed_Balls_Day
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: PowerSlave on June 01, 2017, 05:31:36 PM
http://www.theonion.com/graphic/trump-announces-paris-climate-deal-rejection-front-56154?utm_content=Main&utm_campaign=SF&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=SocialMarketing

Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: portnoy311 on June 02, 2017, 02:44:22 AM
The thing I really love about covfefe is how most people from all sides can enjoy the hilarity (including Trump himself) without getting all political about it. Obviously there are some on both sides who get all serious about it, but otherwise it's a strangely bonding bit of fun.

We had something similar a few years ago in the UK when the then Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls (who already has the best name) accidentally tweeted his name. He actually left it up and it's still there now: https://twitter.com/edballs/status/63623585020915713

The UK now celebrates Ed Balls Day every year: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Balls#Ed_Balls_Day

Holy crap I'm dying. Between his name being Ed Balls, and then just literally tweeting his own name that's too perfect. Probably my favorite thing I've seen in this thread.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: ariich on June 02, 2017, 08:08:35 AM
The thing I really love about covfefe is how most people from all sides can enjoy the hilarity (including Trump himself) without getting all political about it. Obviously there are some on both sides who get all serious about it, but otherwise it's a strangely bonding bit of fun.

We had something similar a few years ago in the UK when the then Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls (who already has the best name) accidentally tweeted his name. He actually left it up and it's still there now: https://twitter.com/edballs/status/63623585020915713

The UK now celebrates Ed Balls Day every year: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Balls#Ed_Balls_Day

Holy crap I'm dying. Between his name being Ed Balls, and then just literally tweeting his own name that's too perfect. Probably my favorite thing I've seen in this thread.
:tup

It cheers me up every time I remember it. :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: ? on June 02, 2017, 08:09:42 AM
(https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18893161_226072377895222_4980207941790009376_n.jpg?oh=c0c90a77cfd68c634212991c6643c038&oe=59A68F6B)
The thing I really love about covfefe is how most people from all sides can enjoy the hilarity (including Trump himself) without getting all political about it. Obviously there are some on both sides who get all serious about it, but otherwise it's a strangely bonding bit of fun.

We had something similar a few years ago in the UK when the then Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls (who already has the best name) accidentally tweeted his name. He actually left it up and it's still there now: https://twitter.com/edballs/status/63623585020915713

The UK now celebrates Ed Balls Day every year: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Balls#Ed_Balls_Day
Amazing :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on June 02, 2017, 06:50:05 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/xvsng0l.gif)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on June 05, 2017, 07:56:23 AM
(https://scontent.fcxh1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/s480x480/18835657_1958879027677186_3521895275354393343_n.jpg?oh=09ec7095e01a84afb9fb84db6d8fafa2&oe=59AC7998)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on June 05, 2017, 06:56:16 PM
(https://scontent.fcxh1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/s480x480/18835657_1958879027677186_3521895275354393343_n.jpg?oh=09ec7095e01a84afb9fb84db6d8fafa2&oe=59AC7998)


Now that's funny. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on June 05, 2017, 10:12:58 PM
This one's clever...

(http://i.imgur.com/r2t97GA.gif)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: chknptpie on June 06, 2017, 01:07:53 PM
Love it RJ
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p235x350/18881799_10213162112346000_1778426420438167065_n.jpg?oh=5b5665e9459804b9a449529b3a478349&oe=59AA2AE4)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on June 06, 2017, 01:23:14 PM
 :lol is that seriously where the term comes from?  I never heard that term until recently and find it really lame.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: XeRocks81 on June 06, 2017, 01:29:26 PM
Love it RJ
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p235x350/18881799_10213162112346000_1778426420438167065_n.jpg?oh=5b5665e9459804b9a449529b3a478349&oe=59AA2AE4)

OH yeah Fight Club has such weird place in pop culture, some guys took it way too literally.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Cool Chris on June 06, 2017, 01:45:56 PM
:lol is that seriously where the term comes from?  I never heard that term until recently and find it really lame.

No one who calls anyone "Snowflake" in a disparaging way is doing it based on Fight Club.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on June 06, 2017, 01:52:45 PM
Not on purpose, no.  They're doing it because they're bandwagon morons who can't come up with something original.  They just don't realize the actual origin of it.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on June 06, 2017, 02:23:50 PM
:lol is that seriously where the term comes from?  I never heard that term until recently and find it really lame.

No one who calls anyone "Snowflake" in a disparaging way is doing it based on Fight Club.

I'm sure they don't.  But I was curious if that is actually where the term came from, regardless of how people use it.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Cool Chris on June 06, 2017, 07:21:35 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWpU8sX10_4

The hilarity of this clip is that the last line could be substituted with other groups (I won't spoil it).
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on June 07, 2017, 02:39:19 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWpU8sX10_4

The hilarity of this clip is that the last line could be substituted with other groups (I won't spoil it).

:lol
Keep in mind that was before Democrats and Republicans completely switched agendas, he's talking about what's now Republican.
That reminds me I need a good read on that switch, it's one of the few pieces of American history that I still haven't explored enough.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on June 08, 2017, 09:27:42 AM
:lol is that seriously where the term comes from?  I never heard that term until recently and find it really lame.

No one who calls anyone "Snowflake" in a disparaging way is doing it based on Fight Club.

Good point, and the original origin doesn't override the current intent.   Hitler doesn't get a pass because the swastika is historically a symbol of peace, or the white supremacists that have coopted Pepe the Frog and, apparently, helicopters.   

If I'm ignorant of the origins, of course I run the risk of being misunderstood, or undermining my position, but my intent still matters in my choice of words/symbols/ideas. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on June 13, 2017, 06:03:58 AM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/v4iBq7MOahrW2-tq69Xh5zYNE3o9uvUCLAXSeYcr-cw.jpg?w=576&s=73f1b3efe7aefc23f92ea1a4da1c9b52)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on June 21, 2017, 12:40:16 PM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/Y--0GluSCB4c4WwuKcPd8_6emzvkR2ElAnZTrKCRJyI.jpg?w=796&s=5aadd7925aa0174ec5e90fb492ae1bd7)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on June 24, 2017, 08:18:15 PM
(https://i.redd.it/zqnkndfull5z.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Grizz on June 25, 2017, 04:19:32 PM
:lol is that seriously where the term comes from?  I never heard that term until recently and find it really lame.

No one who calls anyone "Snowflake" in a disparaging way is doing it based on Fight Club.

I'm sure they don't.  But I was curious if that is actually where the term came from, regardless of how people use it.
I feel as though it came from the stereotypical "new-age" grammar school teacher, telling the kids that each snowflake is unique just as each person is unique. This definition falls in line with its common use among the "participation trophies have ruined this generation" crowd.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on June 25, 2017, 05:04:33 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j556MWGVVqI
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on June 26, 2017, 10:17:25 AM
:lol is that seriously where the term comes from?  I never heard that term until recently and find it really lame.

No one who calls anyone "Snowflake" in a disparaging way is doing it based on Fight Club.

I'm sure they don't.  But I was curious if that is actually where the term came from, regardless of how people use it.
I feel as though it came from the stereotypical "new-age" grammar school teacher, telling the kids that each snowflake is unique just as each person is unique. This definition falls in line with its common use among the "participation trophies have ruined this generation" crowd.

That's the context in which I first heard it, and relatively frequently.   My daughters' school used to have every kid make their own and hand it on the wall before the year started.    Then it morphed into the fragile, delicate description of someone who was easily trampled and overrun by the world around them. 

But I was soundly and unequivocally lectured both here and on other sights that it's some neo-Nazi nonsense, and now approaching f** and n***** on the offensive scale.  (Which, I'm far too polite to point out, kind of lends itself to that second definition.)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Cool Chris on June 26, 2017, 02:12:18 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j556MWGVVqI
New link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j556MWGVVqI&t=235s

Some gold nuggets there but not my favorite Triumph clip. The best part was the name tags.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on June 27, 2017, 09:55:54 AM
(https://pics.me.me/len01-troubled-wisconsin-man-goes-on-50-state-killing-pree-21595305.png)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on June 27, 2017, 11:39:34 AM
(https://i.redd.it/muzh5ptew46z.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on June 27, 2017, 12:42:18 PM
Your last name must be Hammer, because you hit that one on the head.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on July 02, 2017, 09:18:47 PM
(https://wallpapers.wallhaven.cc/wallpapers/full/wallhaven-71460.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on July 03, 2017, 01:09:12 PM
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--8Zcjq6Js--/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/ypvxq0ziaivshoma21jl.gif)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on July 03, 2017, 02:27:46 PM
That's a two-fer the price of one, there!   Which one is the funnier part?  The maniac in the back with the manic grin on his face, or the guy on the right trying to slip out the fart without anyone knowing it's him?   :)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on July 03, 2017, 02:31:53 PM
That's a two-fer the price of one, there!   Which one is the funnier part?  The maniac in the back with the manic grin on his face, or the guy on the right trying to slip out the fart without anyone knowing it's him?   :)

I think the smiling guy is so happy cause now no one will suspect that he's the actual farter.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on July 03, 2017, 03:17:45 PM
I think the funnier part is the longing look on Pence's face like "I would fuck the shit out of him if he asked".
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Dave_Manchester on July 03, 2017, 03:23:40 PM
They're all glancing at the back of his head and smirking, including the guy behind the fidgety old fella. Watch how his eyes roll over to the back of Trump's head.

It's clear what's happened. Someone (the guy directly behind Trump is my bet) has pulled that school trick of sticking a crude drawing of a giant cock onto the back of his head.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on July 03, 2017, 04:20:54 PM
Director's cut:

(http://i.imgur.com/sC2VPhp.gif)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on July 03, 2017, 05:15:42 PM
FYI, it's Buzz Aldrin. Some space / NASA announcement today.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on July 05, 2017, 09:59:03 AM
That's a two-fer the price of one, there!   Which one is the funnier part?  The maniac in the back with the manic grin on his face, or the guy on the right trying to slip out the fart without anyone knowing it's him?   :)

I think the smiling guy is so happy cause now no one will suspect that he's the actual farter.

 :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on July 06, 2017, 09:02:31 AM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/l0Iy416dkSLtUvsAM/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: chknptpie on July 06, 2017, 09:51:35 AM
I literally watched that for 45 seconds just smiling lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on July 06, 2017, 10:55:07 AM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/l0Iy416dkSLtUvsAM/giphy.gif)

Haha, that is funny.  First Lady Duda completely screwed the pooch by blowing the choreography!  What a stoop! 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on July 06, 2017, 11:00:56 AM
I literally watched that for 45 seconds just smiling lol

The butthurt look on donald's face is priceless.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on July 07, 2017, 05:12:38 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/uUJHaGg.gif)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: PowerSlave on July 07, 2017, 09:43:08 PM
https://twitter.com/i/moments/883376471850459136?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark

Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on July 08, 2017, 07:53:58 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/uUJHaGg.gif)

 :rollin :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: TL on July 10, 2017, 12:08:45 AM
(http://thechronicleherald.ca/sites/default/files/imagecache/ch_article_main_image/bm_cartoon/Bruce%2007%2007%202017%20RGB.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on July 11, 2017, 10:43:02 AM

(https://i.redditmedia.com/ZiyQk0lcqQnYRY2aJewicAXa7iFWnRePhMpklBMnkg8.jpg?w=511&s=27505636c05654f1892adc4e9d31432d)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on July 11, 2017, 11:45:04 AM
The hell?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Cool Chris on July 11, 2017, 12:25:14 PM
Reminded me of this:
(https://media.giphy.com/media/MJ0sxcBzT3mTu/giphy.gif)

Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on July 11, 2017, 01:08:33 PM
The hell?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on July 11, 2017, 01:12:04 PM
I am so confused, but can't figure out how that is supposed to be funny.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on July 11, 2017, 01:17:36 PM
HA!  I've been saying that for about ten pages now.  :)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on July 11, 2017, 01:20:40 PM
I'm a bit confused as well, but the Ramses gif is a classic.  That one gets a lot of use by me to my coworkers and friends  :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on July 11, 2017, 01:21:11 PM
HA!  I've been saying that for about ten pages now.  :)

Some of that stuff was funny.

I know, I have an objective sense of humor.

No joke.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on July 11, 2017, 01:38:05 PM
It's Donald Trump Jr. standing with the republican party.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on July 11, 2017, 01:40:19 PM
Now I get it  :lol

Also, side note, I find that shit to be disgusting.  I couldn't imagine killing such a beautiful animal.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on July 11, 2017, 01:42:20 PM
It's Donald Trump Jr. standing with the republican party.

I feel like an idiot for asking this, but what part of the elephant is he holding?

Also yea, this is one of those pics where a caption would not have been redundant.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on July 11, 2017, 01:43:53 PM
Looks like the tail
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on July 11, 2017, 02:01:20 PM
Now I get it  :lol

Also, side note, I find that shit to be disgusting.  I couldn't imagine killing such a beautiful animal.

I'm the same way, and no matter what the circumstances, I could never pull the trigger, but I can defend some of these "hunts".

In larger animals like elephants, rhinos, and lions, older males can cause a lot of problems, especially if the species are on a preserve with limited space and are endangered. There are times when a large male, who is no longer fertile, still fights off the young males in competition for a mate. When population numbers are low, the last thing you need is young males capable of reproducing getting killed by an elder who doesn't realize he's no longer making baby gravy.

The options are to let the juveniles get stomped, or you release the elder from the preserve and let nature do its thing. The latter is almost wasteful though, sometimes. Often times the meat from these hunts gets donated to nearby villages who genuinely need the food, and the $200K+ it costs to kill one of these things usually goes to the organization responsible to running the preserve and keeping their anti-poaching teams well equipped and in good numbers.

It's not an ideal situation, but it's better than some asshat just flying to Africa to kill a beast and leave its corpse to rot. Donald Jr. (and others who do this kind of safari) didn't even hunt this thing. Guys who run the preserve drove him out there in a jeep after tracking it and just told him what part of the elephant to aim at.

My guess is that he didn't even cut off the tail looking at the length of the knife he's holding and how clean it is. One of the natives in the hunting party likely did that for him too.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Ben_Jamin on July 12, 2017, 11:10:34 AM
Now I get it  :lol

Also, side note, I find that shit to be disgusting.  I couldn't imagine killing such a beautiful animal.

I'm the same way, and no matter what the circumstances, I could never pull the trigger, but I can defend some of these "hunts".

In larger animals like elephants, rhinos, and lions, older males can cause a lot of problems, especially if the species are on a preserve with limited space and are endangered. There are times when a large male, who is no longer fertile, still fights off the young males in competition for a mate. When population numbers are low, the last thing you need is young males capable of reproducing getting killed by an elder who doesn't realize he's no longer making baby gravy.

The options are to let the juveniles get stomped, or you release the elder from the preserve and let nature do its thing. The latter is almost wasteful though, sometimes. Often times the meat from these hunts gets donated to nearby villages who genuinely need the food, and the $200K+ it costs to kill one of these things usually goes to the organization responsible to running the preserve and keeping their anti-poaching teams well equipped and in good numbers.

It's not an ideal situation, but it's better than some asshat just flying to Africa to kill a beast and leave its corpse to rot. Donald Jr. (and others who do this kind of safari) didn't even hunt this thing. Guys who run the preserve drove him out there in a jeep after tracking it and just told him what part of the elephant to aim at.

My guess is that he didn't even cut off the tail looking at the length of the knife he's holding and how clean it is. One of the natives in the hunting party likely did that for him too.


I have no idea why but I'm imagining that picture with JR. as Ralph Wiggum.

He probably didn't even shoot it either. Just asked to hold the tail.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on July 13, 2017, 09:24:36 AM
This is old, but I don't think it was posted.  Still true (and hilarious), even if it isn't the week before elections.

If Congress was your co-worker - Starring Chris Pine (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YibDgSd02Xk&feature=em-subs_digest-vrecs)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on July 13, 2017, 09:43:25 AM
This is old, but I don't think it was posted.  Still true (and hilarious), even if it isn't the week before elections.

If Congress was your co-worker - Starring Chris Pine (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YibDgSd02Xk&feature=em-subs_digest-vrecs)

It would have been even more side-splitting if they went full on and put "the Republican" in front of "Congress".   
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on July 13, 2017, 10:30:19 AM
(http://fotos.fotoflexer.com/89eb8852bd971d686ff1ca3965f7b3ff.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on July 14, 2017, 08:28:44 AM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/vPGWDF6DDt-G-zL_QlxApKBrqFtDMQRmRoheq9OE-qM.jpg?w=503&s=0e7c1d0ef536068b78de445c31034505)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: antigoon on July 14, 2017, 08:29:40 AM
lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on July 15, 2017, 10:36:34 AM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/vPGWDF6DDt-G-zL_QlxApKBrqFtDMQRmRoheq9OE-qM.jpg?w=503&s=0e7c1d0ef536068b78de445c31034505)
Perhaps its just me, but I don't find Melissa McCarthy as Shaun Spicer funny at all.
Humor is definitely subjective.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on July 15, 2017, 10:49:22 AM
Alex Jones Rants as an Indie Folk Song (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWd6XgBVIcg&sns=em)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on July 16, 2017, 05:29:27 AM
McCarthy as Spicer was one of the funniest things SNL has ever done. I could barely breath the first time I saw the above scene.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on July 16, 2017, 08:44:21 AM
McCarthy as Spicer was one of the funniest things SNL has ever done. I could barely breath the first time I saw the above scene.

On the 2nd skit, when he/she was trying to pronounce the names of the foreign dignitaries and countries ... I lost my shit.

"I'm just gonna pass on that one... let's just call her Connie".
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on July 17, 2017, 08:20:48 AM
It's like most things on SNL, though:  Fucking hilarious the first time, pretty damn funny the second time, maybe amusing the third time, and "time to get some chips and dip, and fast-forward to either the musical guest or Colin/Michael at the news desk" every time after that.

Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on July 17, 2017, 11:35:55 AM
It's like most things on SNL, though:  Fucking hilarious the first time, pretty damn funny the second time, maybe amusing the third time, and "time to get some chips and dip, and fast-forward to either the musical guest or Colin/Michael at the news desk" every time after that.

Agreed... a lot of SNL skits have a pretty quick flashpoint before they're running on fumes.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: ? on July 18, 2017, 03:22:34 AM
Alex Jones Rants as an Indie Folk Song (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWd6XgBVIcg&sns=em)
:rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on July 18, 2017, 08:56:56 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/0oPl2xx.png)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on July 20, 2017, 08:21:20 PM
(https://i.redd.it/i9v5w80wipaz.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: ? on July 21, 2017, 03:43:42 AM
Famous Moments in History, Reimagined By Centrists (https://thenib.com/centrist-history)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on July 21, 2017, 09:07:00 AM
Famous Moments in History, Reimagined By Centrists (https://thenib.com/centrist-history)

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: DragonAttack on July 21, 2017, 01:04:16 PM
(https://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/1024/cpsprodpb/B7D7/production/_97036074_anthonyscaramucci2.jpg)

The most important question not asked at today's WH press conference:  'Will you do the Fandango?'
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on July 24, 2017, 07:09:32 AM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/DCw7BuY-2LS8B4DVEny6YbIy1zPceS2TM67WzKmgaaY.png?w=868&s=6cb444b5813d1d1a84c85ad7155b6e2e)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on July 24, 2017, 09:43:50 AM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/dSf8whzKyWub4kpHgDjb01GAsD7PPkJragErjwJHOJo.jpg?w=602&s=ffbbb8e8f7d0b2092a03b897c192052c)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on July 24, 2017, 10:14:43 AM
Which one are you?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on July 24, 2017, 10:22:29 AM
I'm still on the ground. It'd take a nice payday or a gun to my head to get me to jump out of a plane.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on July 24, 2017, 04:55:28 PM
I'm still on the ground. It'd take a nice payday or a gun to my head to get me to jump out of a plane.

But just a good nap to get you off a balcony....
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on July 24, 2017, 05:29:40 PM
I'm still on the ground. It'd take a nice payday or a gun to my head to get me to jump out of a plane.

But just a good nap to get you off a balcony....

(http://replygif.net/i/265.gif)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on July 27, 2017, 11:38:46 AM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/5UC_kHFD2jk-o9ueg1PwTeXS6qbISRQs6WyxpzhaSyc.png?w=841&s=9866e20846b32076cbff0a76e485fda2)
(https://i.redditmedia.com/dGmalUYlwyiDe9IOKNr7Mb9PXHOtGeaUFPhBsWx2TFc.jpg?w=720&s=7e45240b0a85fed7f2f02e940a2e62b1)
(https://i.redditmedia.com/W77XWCfsZss_XHMjsazwmn1HX__eEICl9twoXASKcXU.jpg?w=753&s=36d924dcbeca76b6433db43019d50603)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on July 27, 2017, 12:12:30 PM
 :rollin at that last one
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on July 27, 2017, 05:23:56 PM
From TDS... #MoochMotivation.

(https://scontent.fykz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20429666_10155640618911800_3227557129868821598_n.jpg?oh=f710314e8763a8f89ba4395c03127cce&oe=5A34CF56)
(https://scontent.fykz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20431760_10155640619631800_5000404852385397514_n.jpg?oh=e2d78d685b51648921ff70e14f98d54a&oe=5A059CC4)
(https://scontent.fykz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20292694_10155640619886800_2545453025219982586_n.jpg?oh=6c5ce1f6164821fb9df5a9ceb409edd5&oe=59F1DDB0)
(https://scontent.fykz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20292606_10155640619931800_6797001100546312446_n.jpg?oh=8dc7a7148d498d574d4530467f8ebbde&oe=59FE0553)

Seriously, are we all living in some alternate reality?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on July 27, 2017, 05:27:08 PM
Sorry for the double post, but The Mooch is giving us gold baby... GOLD:

Scaramucci: I said to the president this morning, "I can’t afford to be a sycophant to you, sir."
Scaramucci: Hold my limoncello.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: axeman90210 on July 29, 2017, 09:02:49 AM
https://twitter.com/slack2thefuture/status/891137105602035712

Savage AF
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on July 29, 2017, 10:01:56 AM
https://twitter.com/slack2thefuture/status/891137105602035712

Savage AF

Damn....
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jammindude on July 30, 2017, 09:25:35 AM
TWEET....parody of Creep by Radiohead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6SqMWj_G5s
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: hefdaddy42 on July 30, 2017, 10:22:14 AM
https://twitter.com/slack2thefuture/status/891137105602035712

Savage AF
OMG  :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Progmetty on July 30, 2017, 01:52:02 PM
That's a zinger :lol
I haven't heard Scaramucci speak yet cause I haven't been able to stream anything for about a month now, but I read what he says and it plays in Tommy DeVito's voice in my head, Joe Pesci's character in Goodfellas.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on July 31, 2017, 05:52:45 PM
http://www.theonion.com/article/so-fuckin-sorry-hear-about-shit-reads-outpouring-s-56528?utm_content=Main&utm_campaign=SF&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=SocialMarketing (http://www.theonion.com/article/so-fuckin-sorry-hear-about-shit-reads-outpouring-s-56528?utm_content=Main&utm_campaign=SF&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=SocialMarketing)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on August 01, 2017, 04:43:43 PM
(https://i.redd.it/4suwr8bm85dz.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on August 02, 2017, 08:46:50 AM
http://www.theonion.com/article/so-fuckin-sorry-hear-about-shit-reads-outpouring-s-56528?utm_content=Main&utm_campaign=SF&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=SocialMarketing (http://www.theonion.com/article/so-fuckin-sorry-hear-about-shit-reads-outpouring-s-56528?utm_content=Main&utm_campaign=SF&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=SocialMarketing)

HAHA, as the (step)dad of a nine year old, if you scroll down to the second story after the Scaramucci story, you hit comedic gold.   
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on August 02, 2017, 08:56:42 AM
(https://i.redd.it/el9zlpl7gbdz.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: ? on August 03, 2017, 02:47:16 AM
Tweet (parody of Radiohead's Creep) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6SqMWj_G5s)

Trump Almost Played the President in Sharknado 3 (https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/08/donald-trump-sharknado-president) (didn't know where else to put this :lol)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: BlobVanDam on August 03, 2017, 02:54:00 AM
I don't think he's even qualified to play a pretend president. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on August 08, 2017, 07:20:03 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGp1RD5XkAEpngc.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on August 10, 2017, 10:36:00 AM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/QyJHW_bnBrrBfooT5ZP6Wj-hDx80OUdL26R6si4Re0o.jpg?w=750&s=a1cd60d7c4a33fcd5cf2196477429f43)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: axeman90210 on August 10, 2017, 10:42:28 AM
:lol :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on August 10, 2017, 10:52:52 AM
 :rollin that's great
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on August 10, 2017, 10:54:42 AM
:lmao:

Fantastic! 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: PowerSlave on August 10, 2017, 11:18:24 AM
http://www.clickhole.com/article/our-brave-savior-donald-trump-working-tirelessly-r-6467#1,

Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on August 12, 2017, 09:20:07 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/1qZF46R.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: kingshmegland on August 12, 2017, 09:39:54 PM
Any of these American Extremists need to be clubbed. All extremists need to be locked up. I'm so tired of extremes.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Ryzee on August 12, 2017, 09:58:16 PM
They're called Nazis.  Back in our fathers and grandfathers day we didnt tolerate their bullshit, but these days Trump and the rest of the limp wrist PC conservatives dont want to offend anybody. 

SAD.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Cable on August 12, 2017, 10:30:32 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/1qZF46R.jpg)


 :lol :rollin :lol


Any of these American Extremists need to be clubbed. All extremists need to be locked up. I'm so tired of extremes.


Amen about the locked up, cannot get down with extremists met with violence though.  :)


They're called Nazis.  Back in our fathers and grandfathers day we didnt tolerate their bullshit, but these days Trump and the rest of the limp wrist PC conservatives dont want to offend anybody. 

SAD.


The strange thing about this all- everyone I know respects WW2, all that participated, and the "just" cause of the Allies. So mostly our grandparents, or great parents; I'm sure there were bad things that still happened, war protests (especially the interment camps), traitors and so on. But from my perception, the US was united and rallied armed forces and support work against a bigoted, horrendous , nationalist power. And I refuse to believe that it will ever get to that point again. This doesn't help anything though.  :-\

 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: PowerSlave on August 13, 2017, 01:54:18 AM
There was an American Nazi party in the years leading up to the war, and the KKK had a great amount of political power in the early 20th century. And much of that power was in the northern states which is often contrary to what is generally believed about that "mind-set". Also, keep in mind that the civil rights act wasn't passed until the mid-60's, and it can be argued that many of those rights are under attack to this day.

Our fathers and grandfathers lived in a segregated society. None of what happened today is new for the United States in any shape or form.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: axeman90210 on August 13, 2017, 11:40:42 AM
Any of these American Extremists need to be clubbed. All extremists need to be locked up. I'm so tired of extremes.

I think we can make an exception for Nuno.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on August 13, 2017, 12:17:44 PM
Any of these American Extremists need to be clubbed. All extremists need to be locked up. I'm so tired of extremes.

I think we can make an exception for Nuno.

Just not Gary.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: kingshmegland on August 13, 2017, 12:48:44 PM
Any of these American Extremists need to be clubbed. All extremists need to be locked up. I'm so tired of extremes.

I think we can make an exception for Nuno.


 :lol.  Pat Badger is safe as well.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on August 15, 2017, 09:10:42 AM
They're called Nazis.  Back in our fathers and grandfathers day we didnt tolerate their bullshit, but these days Trump and the rest of the limp wrist PC conservatives dont want to offend anybody. 

SAD.

This is perhaps the funniest thing I've ever read in this humor thread.    HAHA. 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: kingshmegland on August 15, 2017, 03:53:54 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1e650x400q90/924/dQnBiI.jpg) (http://imageshack.com/f/podQnBiIj)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: XeRocks81 on August 15, 2017, 03:55:28 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1e650x400q90/924/dQnBiI.jpg) (http://imageshack.com/f/podQnBiIj)

Seems much more fitting actually  :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: XeRocks81 on August 17, 2017, 02:44:22 PM
http://www.clickhole.com/article/next-level-gaming-new-call-duty-will-penalize-play-6513?utm_content=Main&utm_campaign=SF&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=SocialMarketing

 :rollin
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on August 18, 2017, 08:50:50 AM
(https://i.redd.it/a6ymjrzyidgz.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Adami on August 18, 2017, 10:52:29 AM
I believe those are violent anti fascist x-wing extremists.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on August 18, 2017, 10:57:32 AM
Considering it's called the Death Star and blew up an entire planet, I don't think the comparison makes sense...
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on August 18, 2017, 11:01:38 AM
Considering it's called the Death Star and blew up an entire planet, I don't think the comparison makes sense...

These jokes rarely do...
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on August 18, 2017, 11:06:43 AM
Considering it's called the Death Star and blew up an entire planet, I don't think the comparison makes sense...

These jokes rarely do...

For a joke perspective, I can understand stretching/exaggeration of things, but this one just falls flat IMO.  It neither makes sense nor is it funny.  Just my opinion.  I can get past the part that doesn't make me laugh, my sense of humor isn't the same as everyone else's, but the logic fails here.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on August 18, 2017, 12:41:49 PM
(https://scontent.fyto1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20841102_10155711240231800_6999008370195365685_n.jpg?oh=c7ab96b62f163181eaabbd1b85130e1f&oe=59EBDEE8)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on August 18, 2017, 01:17:22 PM
 :lol  Sessions Sessions Sessions!
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on August 18, 2017, 01:20:12 PM
Forgot to post this when I saw it a few weeks back.

(https://pics.me.me/tomi-lahren-ann-coulter-and-kellyanne-conway-look-like-the-26950173.png)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: bosk1 on August 18, 2017, 01:35:26 PM
:lol  I am ashamed...
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on August 18, 2017, 02:05:26 PM
:lol  I am ashamed...

You'll never look at Tami the same way again.   :lol
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: bosk1 on August 18, 2017, 02:17:02 PM
Personally, I might have flipped the Coulter and Conway pics.  But either way...
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on August 22, 2017, 11:28:28 AM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/tCf8RSLE5qyYWUtI33mI-OrI_Lp8_y36tIkCLg36h6A.png?w=1024&s=b72cf4dfa1be63efdf4fb51f4f3ff252)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: BlobVanDam on August 22, 2017, 11:32:33 AM
:lol Socialism looks pretty average tbh. Maybe she has a great ass though. Can't tell. :dunno:
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Cool Chris on August 22, 2017, 12:11:59 PM
Considering how shitty Socialism is, it probably makes sense he would check out her ass.  :millahhhh
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on August 23, 2017, 01:42:45 PM
What do you get when you put 32 Redneck Trump supporters in the same room?

































































A full set of teeth!

:neverusethis:
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on August 23, 2017, 01:44:03 PM
That joke is deplorable.  :)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Tick on August 23, 2017, 01:57:19 PM
(http://fotos.fotoflexer.com/bb16cff55119e15db320f2777ba348e8.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Chino on August 25, 2017, 08:32:24 AM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/Eg_Gh6Ab8uLd7ePAA1YcLXRWGDB98Ud6DjkjgOoJEI8.jpg?w=973&s=1c298f147fa54b87989506e95d4f1dfc)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: ? on August 27, 2017, 08:27:13 AM
(https://images-cdn.9gag.com/photo/anjgzpE_460s.jpg)

(https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21078604_10155724886186108_2624540134665447779_n.jpg?oh=5d2d8dcdb2f6ddd757239e3912d5edd3&oe=5A5B7136)

17 Donald Trump Photos Improved By The Wise Words Of Ralph Wiggum (https://www.buzzfeed.com/hannahjewell/pictures-of-donald-trump-improved-by-ralph-wiggum-quotes)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on August 27, 2017, 11:40:48 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/JKGqIKk.png)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Ben_Jamin on August 28, 2017, 09:59:25 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/JKGqIKk.png)

Homer: "Woo-hoo! What do I win?"
Guy: "the job of chimney sweep for the day."
Homer: " Woo-Hoo!"
(Next scene) "Hey, this isn't a great prize."

I feel that adds more to the joke.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on September 07, 2017, 06:21:04 PM
(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2f71b93cdcce13738325c507216ff1204ddc26157867fac65da282dc307d6755.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on September 14, 2017, 06:07:05 PM
(https://scontent.fyto1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21728277_10155760004653223_9147280641052893064_n.jpg?oh=c546264d7307b6fecb3dcc2e697474c0&oe=5A540FBB)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on September 15, 2017, 05:23:25 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/Xy5YwbO.png)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on September 20, 2017, 02:35:43 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/YrgX5nZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on September 21, 2017, 01:23:53 PM
It's funny cuz it's real.  Kelly needs a better poker face.  This was while Trump was on the podium at the UN Assembly

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DKGu090V4AA9-F1.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DKGu4TYV4AAvS_M.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Stadler on September 21, 2017, 02:00:32 PM
Who's the woman next to Melania?
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: eric42434224 on September 21, 2017, 02:13:10 PM
Melania has one hell of a poker face.  She could bluff Doyle Brunson with 7-2 
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Cool Chris on September 21, 2017, 04:52:23 PM
That lady behind her looks like a relative of Frank Gershon from his Star Trek role.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: portnoy311 on September 21, 2017, 06:58:37 PM
The woman next to Melania looks really familiar. The woman in blue behind her looks like my future ex-wife. I even already know what her disappointed face looks like.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on September 21, 2017, 08:00:49 PM
The lady beside Milania looks like she's trying to figure out who just farted.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: cramx3 on September 22, 2017, 09:03:35 AM
The lady beside Milania looks like she's trying to figure out who just farted.

Judging by the second picture, looks like the guy is pushing one out and then in the first pic realizes it was a shart.
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: jingle.boy on September 22, 2017, 09:31:12 PM
(https://scontent.fyto1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21765112_10155829077361800_5259923099608687502_n.jpg?oh=d335e4932c3ff5130df58312ffb68337&oe=5A40FFDE)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: ? on September 23, 2017, 01:38:35 AM
http://www.smash.com/pink-floyd-album-cover-kim-jong-un-memes/
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: lonestar on September 25, 2017, 03:23:22 PM
(https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21766328_1354858127945624_1078602893188630701_n.jpg?oh=e0a05496a6878cf47e22cad25e34543d&oe=5A50431C)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Lucien on September 25, 2017, 03:29:44 PM
(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/00/cc/6b/00cc6b3cf2164b3067e92924c54a5cc4--political-satire-political-cartoons.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: Cool Chris on September 25, 2017, 05:55:44 PM
Ah, the ol' "I flunked out of journalism school, but luckily the newspaper gave me a job because I can draw, so I will make my points that way and seem just as witty."
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: DragonAttack on September 26, 2017, 12:44:23 AM
http://abcnews.go.com/US/veterans-knee-support-national-anthem-protests/story?id=50075609
Title: Re: Political Humor
Post by: portnoy311 on September 26, 2017, 01:41:55 AM
Ah, the ol' "I flunked out of journalism school, but luckily the newspaper gave me a job because I can draw, so I will make my points that way and seem just as witty."

Yeah, and its cousin: "I can't refute what was said, but I don't like it so I'll just insult the person who said it even though I know nothing about them."
Title: Re: Political Humor
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