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jaysunb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:55 PM
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Bush Jokes are No longer Funny
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There was time when Bush jokes and cartoons were funny. I still maintain a large collection of them myself. But its difficult to look at them now or those in the papers. It would be like a decent German citizen looking at Hitler cartoons in the Berlin newspapers in 1945, if such were allowed, as Germany was turned into rubble day by day. Bush humorif there ever was any -- is long gone. It represents a dilemma of sorts for political cartoonists. What more can they do? George Bush is a totally failed president - without doubt the worst president in American history, and he is doing his bestalbeit probably unconsciously to bring the country slowly, but inexorably, to ruin. The Republican Congress is totally spineless, trying nothing more to cling to some concept they call power, although they too realize at bottom that Bush is the worst. How does one poke fun at all this dreadfulness? Humor, which always clings precariously to truth, has lost its edge, overpowered by gruesome reality.



http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_gerald_r_060310...
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SongOfTheRayne Donating Member (248 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:03 PM
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1. I was JUST thinking something like that....
saying, "I can't laugh at this guy any more, it's too much like making Holocaust jokes..." Really, it's just sickening...

You wrote that? Cool...needed to be said.
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:04 PM
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2. The fact that there ARE jokes and cartoons
is a reminder that this is not Germany in 1945.
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 08:57 AM
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9. But there were anti-Nazi jokes in Germany
In the 1930s, after Hitler had come to power but before the real crackdown had begun. That period may be a better comparison to today than Germany in 1945, at the end of the disaster.
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pretzel4gore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:10 PM
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3. if we can take solace in anything
this is it.....
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Nitrogenica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:13 PM
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4. I agree. Now there's a lot of "what once was funny now is not".
It'll never stop, the anti-Bush is snowballing. They are backed into a corner now, no way out but attempts some "stunts" that play on peoples fears. They are over.

They have nothing good to run on. Look at their campaign site! It's a damn circus.

http://www.nrsc.org /

No humor there that's for sure. Ted Kennedy jokes have run their course.

Our advantage is truth. Unfortunately the truth is ugly, so our brand of sarcasm that makes a humorous point reflects that ugliness.

~brrrrrr~(shudders)
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slampoet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:51 PM
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5. For example.


Almost every song that spike jones did with his city slickers has been covered by annother band.

But not "In Der Fuerer's Face."

One day it just stopped being funny.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:11 AM
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6. I told some of my republican friends early on that Bush is such an
insult to America that next time the GOP will nominate a sock puppet, and then finally a sock.

If Rush Limbaugh talked up the sock enough, it would still get 35-40% of the vote, and the mainstream media would look at Democrats like their crazy when they say a sock isn't qualified to run the country.
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pretzel4gore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 04:54 PM
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12. if the sock's holy, you mean...
it don't matter that we libs can see through holy socks (that's just our delusionary ways, they'll insist!) they avoid seeing by closing their eyes, i guess(?)...mind you, the holier the sock, the more its earned its keep!
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-12-06 10:16 AM
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14. it would be a way to keep their marketing skills sharp
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megatherium Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 06:47 AM
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7. Things are too grim now for humor.
Dick Cheney's marksmanship not withstanding.

I think in four years I've heard about two jokes on 9/11. Things are grim. I am afraid they are going to get grimmer. In WWII a popular song was "Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition." This was sung or played without irony.
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Catfight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 08:24 AM
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8. It's called disaster fatigue or bush fatigue. I never found him funny, I
never can understand his appeal to men. Women I can understand, some women with little self-awareness like the appeal of abusive men, however, men who look up to bush has always amazed me. What do they see in him? He's weak, he's never fought in any war, he's metro-sexual, he's a buffoon, he can't inspire or talk, he's goofy, he's not handsome, he's not charismatic, I just can't put my finger on why men love him?
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jaysunb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:17 PM
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10. Truly amazing
isn't it....... :shrug:
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beltanefauve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 05:32 PM
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13. Because
Edited on Sat Mar-11-06 05:33 PM by beltanefauve
he's white, he's rich, he represents the status quo, maintains the dominant pecking-order, he kicked alcohol without a program (yeah, right!) and he doesn't represent what these men are, rather, what they ASPIRE to be. And they're as manipulated by fear as everybody else. If they DON'T support this guy and his handlers, they might lose their place in line.

Edited for spelling.
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 03:06 PM
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11. Great minds think alike. When Bush was first installed, I collected
local editorial cartoons and put them in my two liberal daughters stockings as Christmas. We had a big laugh! I stopped after two years because they are no longer funny at all. Just abhorrent!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-12-06 02:59 PM
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15. i find most so boring after all these years. funny for a moment, then....
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