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Mikeystyle Donating Member (131 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 12:54 PM
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Thousands of birthers arrested, Orly Taitz charged with conspiracy
The arrests of thousands of people took place over the weekend as the FBI and various police departments rounded up scores of birthers on charges of conspiracy and for having alleged ties with the al Qaeda terrorist group.

Robert S. Mueller, FBI director, said the bureau had been working on this case for months and that this was just the start of a series of arrests. He declined to indicate exactly how many were or will be arrested. The FBI was acting on a tip sent to one of its field offices.

One of our field agents received an email from his uncle stating that these birthers were linked to al Qaeda and were working closely with followers of Osama bin Laden, Mueller said. Rather than verifying any of the information or doing a quick Google search, this agent assumed the information must be real. He immediately forwarded it to everyone he knows. They sent it to everyone they know and so on. The fact that so many people have seen this email means it must be right.

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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 12:56 PM
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1. Funny, but misleading OP.
I understand the satire, but you shouldn't get our hopes up like that.
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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 01:03 PM
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4. +1
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 01:18 PM
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8. I'll be happy if she's disbarred--but yeah, what you said. nt
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Mikeystyle Donating Member (131 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 08:19 PM
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20. we can only hope
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 12:57 PM
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2. bullshit
Not funny
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NeedleCast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 12:59 PM
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3. No, it's funny
K&R
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 01:08 PM
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5. Prove to me it's not funny. Where is the long-form certificate of unfunniness? n/t
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 01:13 PM
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6. unfunniness
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 01:16 PM
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7. There has to be a corollary to Godwin's Law involving Dennis Miller.
"Once something unfunny is compared to Dennis Miller, the conversation suddenly becomes funny again, Cha-chi."


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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 01:19 PM
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9. LOL! I think you've made a dscovery here. nt
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 03:54 PM
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17. I wouldn't make fun of Dennis Miller if I were you. A while back he declared war
on his own career and look what happened.... Babe!
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emcguffie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 01:36 PM
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10. Seriously, -- does anybody understand --

-- or perhaps have an explanation for what happened to Dennis Miller?

Can anyone put themselves in his shoes and explain what happened to him, from his point of view?

Truly curious.
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RZM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 03:12 PM
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13. I imagine he was always somewhat right-leaning on many issues
I remember years ago on his HBO show he dedicated a program to discussing affirmative action and was obviously against it. He probably got more conservative with age and perhaps also resented the preponderance of left-leaning views in the entertainment industry and 'doubled down' on his conservatism as a means of protest.

Or maybe he just saw an opportunity to work for Fox and get $$ and exposure that way.
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 03:25 PM
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14. It is so hard for me to talk about Dennis Miller, but I'll give it a shot.
Edited on Mon May-09-11 03:27 PM by BlueIris
Why is it hard? Because despite his flaws, I give him credit for being a major part of my own politcal awakening. I really, really loved the funnier parts of Dennis Miller: Live back in the day, which I hold as some of the funniest in politcal television history. Watching it every weekend in high school was the ritual that The Daily Show became between '01 and '04. Ironically, Dennis Miller: Live was one of the first places I ever encountered Jon Stewart, who was interviewed for the DM: L episode on smoking, back in '95 or '96.

My $.02: Like others here have noted, in his hey day, (read: sane day) Dennis Miller had an obvious conservative streak even at his most "liberal." I think that's how he was trying to maintain his "credibility" with his audience, by being willing to smack around the left when necessary. But still, I found his even bigger smackage of the right, and especially the far right, to be sincere, especially on "no brainer" issues, (gay rights, abortion rights, the baseless neocon attacks on Clinton) so I really think that part of his left...ish ideology was real. What happened?

I think he just utterly lost his shit after 9/11. All the internalized xenophobia, racism, Islamophobia came right out, and he exposed himself as another sad, angry white guy scared of the Other and the future.

Also--he was an aging comedian who wanted to take one last stab at cashing in on whatever was left of his fame, and decided to do it by what was "selling" last decade, at least for a while (ie; neoconservatism and bigotry.)
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 03:49 PM
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15. He had a ghost writer when he was funny

Dennis Miller was funny when Rick Overton was writing for him. After Rick finally couldn't take it anymore, Dennis' humor went flying away with him.

Overton won an Emmy writing for Dennis back in the nineties.


They paid people to come to the studio to laugh at him
true story.


Here's the ad:

DENNIS MILLER SHOW
Reply to: tickets4tv@yahoo.com
Date: 2004-03-09, 3:27PM PST

Audience work, one hour tape time, cash pay at end of show. Tapes 3/10, 3/11, and 3/12(1:45pm). Reply to tickets4tv@yahoo.com, incude contact number, nationality, and age or age range(submit photo if possible).

Thanks Brandon @ SRO
Compensation: $15 FLAT RATE


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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 03:52 PM
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16. Thanks. That explains a lot. nt
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thelordofhell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 04:18 PM
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18. 9/11 republicans
They are the worst things to come out of the tragedy of 9/11. These jingoistic, racist pricks have no shame. I knew Dennis Miller wasn't a liberal when he interviewed Ed Asner and got the smack down on the death penalty. But then, after 9/11, Dennis Miller went completely balls off the rocker. The fear generated by that 0/11 triggered some nasty stuff within him. I still think he's a libertarian, but there's a lot more money in being a 9/11 republican, so that's where he's at.

9/11 was a collossal republican failure. They dropped the ball on terrorism big time. Yet instead of villifying their failure, they double down on the crazy. Their John Wayne response to it was equally terrible and we are still living with those consequences today (illegal wars, patriot act, homeland security). It's going to take several more years for this shit to end, but little by little, it will end.
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Codeine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 01:49 PM
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11. Bad satire is bad. nt
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 01:51 PM
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12. That's a poor attempt at satire.
I hope the OP is not the author of this turd, because the author a talentless hack.
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meow mix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 04:23 PM
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19. taken to the the FEMA camps!!
harp! harp! :bounce:
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