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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:40 AM
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Jay Leno just made a Hillary/lesbian joke, without saying the L word.
I had been watching the news, and hadn't gotten up to turn off the TV yet.

It's off now.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:41 AM
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1. what did he say?
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:49 AM
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7. Something about how a woman fainted at a Hillary rally,
giving Hillary the opportunity to . . . offer first aid. You can imagine the specifics, I'm not going to repeat them.
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virtualobserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:42 AM
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2. they never tire of jokes like that
n/t
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:44 AM
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3. Will he be demanded to resign?
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:46 AM
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5. Off with his head! Insulting the Queen is a capitol offense!
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:50 AM
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8. His joke was misogynistic -- because the only reason for those cracks is
that Hillary is a strong woman -- and homophobic, because the humor relies on negative attitudes toward homosexuality.

And it WAS offensive.
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man4allcats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:03 AM
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12. Jay Leno is himself offensive.
I wish the Tonight Show would offer Carson's ghost a contract. At least then we'd have some genuine late night humor again.

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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:22 AM
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14. You could bring back Ed McMahon, saying
"Heeere's....the spectre of Johnny!!!!"
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man4allcats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:36 AM
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15. I'm sure Ed would go for that.
I can't think of anyone more qualified to play that role - either for Johnny or Johnny's ghost. If I can borrow and take liberties with your intro:

Heeere's....spectral Johnny!!!!

:hi:

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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:47 AM
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16. Your way sounds better.
Is Doc Severinsen still alive?

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man4allcats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:10 AM
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19. Apparently he is and
living in Mexico. I hadn't heard anything about him myself in quite some time, but I guess he's doing okay since, at this writing, he's scheduled to perform in Spokane on the 29th and 30th of this month. Go Doc!

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Metric System Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:48 AM
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6. Luckily his contract ends soon, so hopefully we won't have to hear his lame jokes anymore. Also,
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 01:54 AM by MetricSystem
"Hillary is a lesbian" jokes are homophobic, period. And Leno has a poor track record of making less than gay-friendly jokes. (This was most apparent during his Brokeback Mountain jokes):

http://www.whitless.com/leno.htm
http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/2006/01/breaking...
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:52 AM
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9. Any "Hillary is a lesbian" joke is homophobic.
Because the humor relies on society's negative attitude toward homosexuality.
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Metric System Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:55 AM
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10. You're right. I changed my post to reflect this.
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:52 AM
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17. Thanks, MetricSystem. n/t
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:21 AM
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13. Actually, they SHOULD make him resign for that, and for other stuff
Such as giving Ahnold free television time to declare his candidacy for gropenator in the recall election, and then being the emcee at Ahnold's victory rally(thus giving his blessing to what we now know was a nonviolent coup d'etat against an elected Democratic governor that was orchestrated by Haliburton).

And for scabbing during the writer's strike.

And not only should Jay be canned, somebody should sneak into Jay's giant storage garage and key all his vintage cars and 'bikes.

Jay was funny once, but he reduced himself to a right-wing jerk.

I hate HRC, but lesbian jokes against a woman seeking the presidency are out-of-bounds.

(As are all jokes against lesbians as told by white male comics, of course, before anyone implies I'm being inconsistent).

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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:04 AM
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21. One more male DUer
who gets it. Good for you, Ken Burch.
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TheWebHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:45 AM
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4. it's a rerun
he's been off this week.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:57 AM
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11. r o f l
:rofl:
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:54 AM
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18. Who cares? All that means is that he's had the opportunity to
spew his nastiness at least twice.
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:12 AM
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20. What's this? Unfunny "comedian" makes a stupid, sexist, homophobic "joke?"
OH NOES!!
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:59 AM
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22. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is a right wing fundamentalist
propaganda machine.

Nobody should be surprised.
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:45 AM
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24. I wasn't surprised. Just irritated with myself
that I hadn't shut off the TV in time.
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:26 AM
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23.  I can't stomach him much. He reminds me of an adolescent.
I much prefer Letterman.
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:47 AM
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25. My three adolescents (and post-) are infinitely funnier -- and nicer.
But you're right -- mentally, he's one of the nasty teens.
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