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Fri Jun 2, 2017, 04:44 PM

Regarding the untalented, classless and self aggrandizing Kathy Griffin, she should have

heeded the words of Michelle Obama, "when they go low, we go high" before her insipid and stupid action. In the words of the vernacular, she is an asshole!

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Reply Regarding the untalented, classless and self aggrandizing Kathy Griffin, she should have (Original post)
cornball 24 Jun 2017 OP
Xipe Totec Jun 2017 #1
pintobean Jun 2017 #9
SCantiGOP Jun 2017 #35
Squinch Jun 2017 #2
LOL Lib Jun 2017 #8
Squinch Jun 2017 #10
pressbox69 Jun 2017 #14
NobodyHere Jun 2017 #22
Orrex Jun 2017 #23
SammyWinstonJack Jun 2017 #26
Rorey Jun 2017 #30
Hayduke Bomgarte Jun 2017 #44
Les Cowbell Jun 2017 #3
shenmue Jun 2017 #4
dhill926 Jun 2017 #5
Les Cowbell Jun 2017 #6
shenmue Jun 2017 #7
Jakes Progress Jun 2017 #25
trc Jun 2017 #37
3catwoman3 Jun 2017 #43
emulatorloo Jun 2017 #11
billh58 Jun 2017 #20
denbot Jun 2017 #12
hay rick Jun 2017 #13
zanana1 Jun 2017 #17
Rorey Jun 2017 #31
zanana1 Jun 2017 #18
pressbox69 Jun 2017 #15
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2017 #16
Post removed Jun 2017 #19
cornball 24 Jun 2017 #21
Orrex Jun 2017 #24
SammyWinstonJack Jun 2017 #27
Rorey Jun 2017 #32
Orrex Jun 2017 #33
Rorey Jun 2017 #36
janterry Jun 2017 #28
Salviati Jun 2017 #29
hamsterjill Jun 2017 #34
MFM008 Jun 2017 #38
LanternWaste Jun 2017 #39
cornball 24 Jun 2017 #40
SecularMotion Jun 2017 #41
cornball 24 Jun 2017 #42

Response to cornball 24 (Original post)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 04:48 PM

1. Your concern is duly noted. nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 05:26 PM

9. I recced this thread

 

Will you be noting my concern, too?

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Response to pintobean (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 12:09 PM

35. Another rec

No reason to defend her just because 'they' treated some of 'ours' worse.
I for one will be glad if I never see or hear from her again.

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Response to cornball 24 (Original post)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 04:51 PM

2. Kathy Griffin is a comedian who makes a living being outrageous, and she did something

that some people think went too far. (I don't.)

Her biggest mistake was apologizing.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 05:26 PM

8. This is the correct response.

Thread went off the rails,careened down a cliff, and burst into flames at the mention of "untalented."

Like her or not, agree or not, she is an established comedian and a well known name. That takes a small measure of talent at a minimum.

I personally think the trump head should go on tour like triumph the insult comic dog. Maybe even let it visit kindergarten playgrounds this fall and let kids play dodgeball with it.

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Response to LOL Lib (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 05:33 PM

10. If I didn't go queasy at the sight of ....

Trump's face, I would have thought it was hilarious.

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Response to LOL Lib (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 10:54 PM

14. LOL

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 10:30 AM

22. Yup

 

By apologizing it makes it harder to defend.


Also we've been burning politicians in effigy since who knows when.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 09:26 AM

23. 100% correct from start to finish

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 11:20 AM

26. Agreed. She shouldn't have apologized.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 11:41 AM

30. Yeah, she shouldn't have done that

She shouldn't have apologized. At the most, she should have explained the symbolism, or whatever it was that was the reason she did it. If it was hatred for what 45 and republicans are doing to our country, then a whole lot of people feel the same way. IMO, apologizing in this case is just pathetic.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 8, 2017, 12:16 AM

44. Yes

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Response to cornball 24 (Original post)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 04:52 PM

3. It was a stupid thing to do

 

I'm a nobody but if somebody asked me to pose and post a pic like that on social media I would have said that is moronic. And putting yourself on a level with the awful Nugent who gets away with such things does not make it right.

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Response to cornball 24 (Original post)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 04:56 PM

4. Notice it's mostly people with low post counts who suddenly find the time to post these threads?



Is that a new thing, to take the place of when you know who didn't win the primary?

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Response to shenmue (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 05:10 PM

5. Ain't that the truth

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Response to shenmue (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 05:22 PM

6. If you are talking about me ...

 

I just joined DU so I have a low post count. I didn't just "find the time" I retired recently so I have more time to do things like express my opinion on sites like this. BTW, I voted for Hillary in the primary and general so your apparent "thesis" that I'm a Bernie voter is wrong as well. But that's a technique people often use when they can't rebut a point - attack the messenger, even when it's false.

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Response to Les Cowbell (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 05:24 PM

7. Not you, but still

Check these threads. It's pretty consistent.

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Response to shenmue (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 11:18 AM

25. Does my post count meet your approval?

Gotta ask you how you would have reacted if dennis leary had paraded down some stairs with a bloody head of Obama or Michelle? Would you have found that to be funny? Would you have been outraged?

Dude. Bad taste and crudity is bad taste and crudity regardless. My feeling about this third list celeb is that she is forever on the hunt for some stunt that will get her to second list. Tell me something funny she has done. Her desperate grab for celebrity has given the right wing more excuses to behave the way they do. Michelle was right. Go high. You shouldn't go lower than them - tho this whining comedy wanna be tried.

(Oh. I voted Hillary twice this year.)

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Response to Jakes Progress (Reply #25)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 12:14 PM

37. On point, well said.

There is a video of Griffen talking to the photographer in which she correctly describes the anticipated backlash she has endured. If you do something like this, talk about how bad it will get and do it anyway, you lose your moral outrage card and just look stupid.

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Response to Jakes Progress (Reply #25)

Wed Jun 7, 2017, 09:46 PM

43. Your categorization as a "third list celeb" is quite generous, IMO.

D list would also be kind. I agree with your characterization of her "desperate grab for celebrity."

I wish we could all have voted for Hillary twice.

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Response to Les Cowbell (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 07:05 PM

11. Love yr user name. Welcome to DU!

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Response to shenmue (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 3, 2017, 12:39 PM

20. Some things are so

obvious aren't they?

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Response to cornball 24 (Original post)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 08:14 PM

12. God forbid a comedian perform a mock a beheading of a president..

Who has killed the dignity of the office of the President of the United States.

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Response to denbot (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 10:46 PM

13. Methinks the outrage is a tad misplaced.

I didn't laugh. I cried when I realized it wasn't real.

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Response to hay rick (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 3, 2017, 10:57 AM

17. HAH! nt

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Response to hay rick (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 11:47 AM

31. LOL, I at least have to say I wouldn't have cried if it was real

I don't like having ugly thoughts in me, but 45 brings them out in me. And so do many republicans.

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Response to denbot (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 3, 2017, 10:59 AM

18. I remember seeing pictures of Obama...

There were pictures of him being lynched. I'll never forget that. I think the outrage is a bit disingenuous. (I finally got to use that word)!

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Response to cornball 24 (Original post)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 11:01 PM

15. Big deal.

Didn't right wing clown Sarah Palin post a map with targets on it. Soon after real people in one of those states were shot and killed. Love means never saying you're sorry to right wing swine.

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Response to cornball 24 (Original post)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 11:04 PM

16. I don't like her much either; I'm not a fan of "shock" comedians.

But I also don't give a crap about this whole thing. The stunt was in poor taste; she's apologized; and the whole thing will be forgotten before long.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #19)

Sat Jun 3, 2017, 02:03 PM

21. Are you talking to me? If so, what is that "you're not fooling anybody" about?

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Response to cornball 24 (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 09:41 AM

24. IMO she should have followed with a pic of herself bowling with the head

Or a pic of the head on her porch at Halloween, next to the jack o' lanterns.

Or one of the head half-buried in a steaming manure heap.

Or the head resting on Putin's lap.

Or being used as Putin's foot rest.

Or floating in an undrained swamp.

Or being shot out of a cannon (i.e., "fired".

Or circling the drain.

etc.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #24)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 11:22 AM

27. HA!

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Response to Orrex (Reply #24)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 11:48 AM

32. I would have respected that more than an apology nt

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Response to Rorey (Reply #32)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 12:03 PM

33. Let me disclaim that I don't fault her for it

She was immediately put under incredible pressure to apologize, both from the Right and the Left, and it doesn't seem unlikely that she faced actual threats from elements of Trump's base.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #33)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 12:13 PM

36. Good points

In fact it seems more than likely.



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Response to cornball 24 (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 11:30 AM

28. All comedy falls flat sometimes

 

I don't really follow her career, but I think it's a mistake to call her untalented. Many people have found her talented over the years.

To be a comedian means that you push at the margins of humor. She pushed too far and it didn't work.

Honestly, I wish her well. She should get back up on the horse, having learned from this, and keep on 'keepin' on.'

It was just a 'bad' joke.

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Response to cornball 24 (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 11:36 AM

29. I like sandwiches. What is your favorite kind of sandwich?

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Response to cornball 24 (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 12:06 PM

34. I didn't like that she did it, but it's time to move on.

I agree in that the news conference and apology were a bad idea. It made her look vulnerable and Trump fans loved it.

I don't like what she did myself, personally, but she had every right to do it. I think she's suffered enough and it's time to move on. I do not like the idea of an entertainer's entire career being ruined over one bad decision. I've never really been a fan of hers, but obviously she has a following. I hope she will take some time out of the spotlight, and then come back reinvented.

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Response to cornball 24 (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 12:29 PM

38. When we go high

The repukes kick us in the nuts.
AND we lose.

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Response to cornball 24 (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 02:25 PM

39. Thank goodness satire, by its very definition, dismisses your unsupported premise.

 

Thank goodness satire, by its very definition, dismisses your unsupported premise. Mustard can be a real shock to mayonnaise fans...

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #39)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 07:26 PM

40. I wrote a long response to your "dismissal of my unsupported premise" and it disappeared into the

stratosphere. So, instead of rewriting it, I decided to go to the refrigerator and check out the mustard vs. mayonnaise thingy that you posed in your "analogy"?? Shucky darn! I like them both! What I do not like is the bastardization of the definition of "satire" to legitimize the exploitation of "satire" by Ms. Griffin. As someone who writes satirical political poetry, I do not, as many others, align myself with Griffin's "satirical" efforts. In my opinion, satire and intellect are codependent and Griffin flunked out in both areas.

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Response to cornball 24 (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 09:30 PM

41. She probably feels the same way about you

 

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Response to SecularMotion (Reply #41)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 09:37 PM

42. Aww, I hope so! I would consider that a compliment!😎

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