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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:07 AM
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Comedian tells 'special needs' joke at Palin event
Source: CNN

Comedian tells 'special needs' joke at Palin event

Washington (CNN) - In comedy, timing is everything. And minutes before Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor and parent of a child with Down syndrome, made her much-anticipated speech in Iowa, Los Angles-based comedian Eric Golub told a joke that compared liberal political ideology to special needs children.

After commending Palin on raising her son Trig while balancing other responsibilities, Golub made the analogy.

For that reason alone, the left should worship Sarah Palin and adopt her as one of their own, Golub said. Because the leftist haters are an entire political ideology of special needs children.
Golub continued by saying that liberals are needy and feel entitled.

And unlike Trig, they aren't very lovable, Golub said. All you hear from them is give me, give me, I need, I need, I want, I deserve, Im entitled no you dont.

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Read more: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/09/03/comedia...
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:20 AM
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1. Waiting for Palin to condemn Golub's joke.
I realize that Hell may freeze over first.
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:27 AM
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2. She probably didn't
"get it".
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:48 AM
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7. Worse, she thought it was just peachy
It's only offensive when a Democrat calls somebody special needs.

Even if they are.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:57 PM
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23. In fairness, there is a difference between saying "special needs" and saying "fucking retards."
But, Golub and Emmanuel do seem to share a hatred of the left.

Meh. RWers hate the left. In other news, water, wet.
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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:27 AM
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3. So, if the left is "special needs", what does that say about the right?
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 10:28 AM by ck4829
Polls say people agree with liberal ideas more than conservative ones.

Who was right about tax cuts not spurring job growth?

Who was right about Iraq?

And didn't Sarah Palin, oh I don't know, LOSE in 2008 and then quit being governor not long after that?
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muffin1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:31 AM
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10. Yup. The went on to be in a documentary called "The Undefeated".
:rofl:

Yeah, except for that whole 'not winning' thing...

:rofl:
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surrealAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:27 PM
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21. There's nothing very special about ...
... "I hate you.", "You can't make me.", and "Mine, mine, mine!". Those pretty much sum up the "needs" expressed by the conservatives: pretty standard stuff ...


... if it's coming from a two-year-old.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:58 PM
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24. It's only about tax money.
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bigworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:33 AM
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4. This is a comedian?
I enjoy a good offensive joke as much as anyone, but he left the funny out of this one.
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Djmcs11 Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:38 AM
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5. Eric Golub
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 10:48 AM by Djmcs11
Eric Golub is also, or was, a prolific contributor at Andrew Breitbart's sites, specifically Big Hollywood. The Breitbart people eviscerated Wonkette and went after their advertising, with some success, for making fun of Trig Palin. Of course, they are silent so far on Golub.

Golub has a couple of pieces on Palin in the Washington Times independent blogging section. First, a couple of weeks ago, he writes a gushing piece about meeting Palin for the first time. Yesterday, after being a part of the warm-up act, he has written a defense of his "jokes". http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/tyg... / I question his motives in writing the first piece. He's a warm-up act 2 weeks after meeting her? As if he was some kind of completely unassociated blogger. Are these warm-up acts paid?

He also, in his book, says the best way to win an Oscar is to play a "retard".

Golub, like many comedians, uses the same routine repeatedly and has used this "joke" before. However, if you watch a couple of his bits on youtube or wherever he doesn't change it up at all. Weirdly, word for word exactly the same at every event.
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:45 AM
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6. How dare he use Palin's kid as a prop.
That's HER job, goddamit!
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qb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:20 AM
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8. "Conservative Comedian" has always been an oxymoron.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 12:03 PM
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13. Golub makes Dennis Miller look like Richard Pryor in comparison.
A taste, if you can take more than five seconds of it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBnQIkkFZLs
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Chorophyll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 10:02 AM
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29. Holy crap, why did I click on that?
I made it as far as the incomprehensible "MISS Boxer" screed. Apparently her worst offense is being female.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 10:12 AM
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30. Yes, apparently the main component of his "comedy routine" is juvenile...
name calling in a voice that would grate on Gilbert Gottfried.

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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:02 PM
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25. In fairness, Dennis Miller is a bitter, raving lunatic. No one expects them to be funny.
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 02:02 PM by No Elephants
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AngryOldDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:29 AM
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9. I just wish they would leave that kid alone.
He didn't ask for any of this.

He's not a prop, he's not a weapon to be used against the other side. He's a child.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:36 AM
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11. i find right wing 'comedians' the least funny humans on earth...may he find little work
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left on green only Donating Member (270 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:58 AM
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12. Being A Right Wing Comedian In L.A. Has To Be A Pretty Lonley Job
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:05 PM
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26. Plenty in Hollywood who are under 40 or 50 are RWers anymore. It's sad.
Income tax bracket Republicans and/or religious Republicans.
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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 12:06 PM
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14. As much as I hate Palin, that was a disgusting joke
Very inappropriate, and if she had any type of integrity, she would have called him out on it.
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placton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 12:38 PM
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15. ahh the douchebaggery never stops
I guess I wont repeat this to my own special needs child - Palin can do it to hers
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 12:42 PM
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16. Only a Republican would dream to do such a joke...
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 12:43 PM by AsahinaKimi
I wonder how many people in the crowd, fell down, rolling on the group laughing? This is the same crowd that would probably boo Jon Stewart.
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evilDonkey Donating Member (32 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:08 PM
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17. Not cool NM
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:10 PM
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18. yet Family Guy and David Letterman can't trash Palin?
The Feb. 2010 episode of Family Guy, "Extra Large Medium", had controversy with a character with down syndrome and a reference to Sarah Palin. David Letterman also got in trouble with a joke misconstrued as a Yankees baseball player having sex with Palin's younger daughter rather than adult daughter Bristol.
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:18 PM
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19. How cruel.
Cruelty is a very conservative, eh, quality.
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:24 PM
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20. I bet Eric Golub plays almost exclusively at conservative events...nt
Sid
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:53 PM
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22. Further proof that there's no such thing as conservative comedy.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:08 PM
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27. Much as I laugh at RWers, "right wing comedian" is an oxymoron.
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Thor_MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 09:50 AM
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28. I don't think he was trying to be funny, he was cheerleading hate
In the YouTube video upthread, the few lines that could have been considered jokes were ignored by the crowd. The only reactions he got were growls to hate filled lines. If his job was to make them laugh, he failed miserably. I think he was there just to fill some time and to get the people responding any any manner.
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ScottLand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-11 05:32 AM
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31. I couldn't start laughing.
I did watch because I never take anyone else's word when I can see for myself, but I waited for something funny...and waited...

The Trig joke would be harmless if Palin hadn't lost it over similarly harmless ones by people she doesn't like. If she doesn't at least condemn it, then she's being hypocritical.
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