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Sarah Palin thinks David Letterman is a meanie and a creep

 
 
aidan
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jun, 2009 11:28 am
@Gargamel,
I've always liked David Letterman, but I don't think he was in the right here. A public personality might put their child on stage or in the spotlight, but that child might have no choice about being put there.

I'd say Sarah Palin or Obama or anyone on any part of the political spectrum might make themselves a target - so whatever goes goes, but the kids who have no say or choice in the matter-should be given an exemption from the cruelty.

What purpose does it serve? They're not running for anything. They're just along for the ride (and maybe- in fact at 14 most probably)- not even a very willing passenger.
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maporsche
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jun, 2009 11:39 am
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

Don't put your kids on the stage if you've got an issue with them getting public attention.


Sasha and Malia were on stage.

Fair game?
dyslexia
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jun, 2009 11:43 am
David Letterman is the next Messiah, the anointed one. He will be the first king of america.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jun, 2009 12:32 pm
@dyslexia,



Letterman was at his very best when he was a local TV weatherman.
Those were the funniest weather forecasts ever1 We never new what the real forecast was, and didn't care.
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genoves
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jun, 2009 12:48 pm
H2O-- The never very funny Litterman was always in Leno's shadow. Now, that he appears to be gaining ground on Conan, he feels he must cement his gains.

CBS, NBC and ABC are losing viewers by the thousands. Ad agencies know this and are exploring different venues. Katie Couric, the hard left liberal, is at the very bottom of the big three ratings chart. More and more newspapers are going broke--The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe--all are in trouble.

Why? Because a very large portion of thier readers are not at all in tune with their left wing ideology prominently displayed on the editorial pages.

But what about those who voted for Obama?

The exit polls show that 75% of people whose family income falls below $15,000 voted for Obama.

This mass of humanity cannot, of course, read an Editorial with understanding. Many of them are illiterate. Those who can read the editorials include thousands who object to the fact that these newspapers support Obama's redistrbution of resources plans.

And, who is Obama going to redistribute the resources to?

Why, to most of the morons who cannot read the editorial pages.
Gargamel
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jun, 2009 12:56 pm
@genoves,
As an asswipe, can you please comment on the asswipe-contigent's political ideals and its impact on the media?

Thanks in advance.
aidan
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jun, 2009 01:09 pm
@Gargamel,
he has to find a link first...

(Just kidding genoves)
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CoastalRat
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jun, 2009 01:27 pm
I'm still waiting to see if anyone thinks the Obama kids are fair game. Everyone who seems to think Letterman's joke was no big deal appears to be avoiding that question. I wonder why?
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jun, 2009 01:29 pm
@CoastalRat,
CoastalRat wrote:

I'm still waiting to see if anyone thinks the Obama kids are fair game. Everyone who seems to think Letterman's joke was no big deal appears to be avoiding that question. I wonder why?


They are fair game.

Now, do you think you could come up with any actual funny jokes relating to them? See, it's a lot easier to do when they've got themselves into trouble, than it is when they are basically just little kids.

Palin also upped the 'fair game' factor, when she made her daughter's accidental pregnancy a badge of honor. She basically used her daughter for political gain. Now she's paying the price for having done so.

Cycloptichorn
Yankee
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jun, 2009 01:31 pm
@CoastalRat,
I too am waiting. So far Cyclo referred to me as a right winger and Debra Law thinks I am a double.

How come these 2 refuse to discuss the issue of children being targets of entertainers?
genoves
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jun, 2009 01:33 pm
@Gargamel,
My My, Gargamel--Is that the best you can do?

Why don't you strain your teeny little brain and do some rebuttals for once.

Do you know how to do research? If you don't know how, ask Foxfyre. She is an excellent researcher and will be very patient with you.
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panzade
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jun, 2009 01:33 pm
@CoastalRat,
Obama's kids are not fair game, and neither are Palin's.
Palin lost so she doesn't have the protection of the White House. If she had won, I'm guessing Letterman might not have been such a smart-ass....I'm also guessing Obama's kids will be fair game in....oh, about 15 months. Very Happy
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Yankee
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jun, 2009 01:34 pm
@Cycloptichorn,
Thanks for responding and providing your opinion. Gov. Palin did show off her children and her older daughter has made the "rounds" in more ways than one.

As far as Obama's children, would you consider one a racist is someone made a joke about Obamas child playing on their "swing set?"

I disagree with your opinion as I feel the children are not fair game in general.
CoastalRat
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jun, 2009 01:36 pm
@Cycloptichorn,
That's all I've wanted to hear Cy. Personally, I don't think anyone's family should be fair game, but I can understand how a person can think otherwise. I just like seeing something in writing that you think so in order to be able to remind you of your belief when Obama's kids are joked about or brought into the discussion. Because, inevitably it will happen somewhere along the line.
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jun, 2009 01:36 pm
@Yankee,
Yankee wrote:

I too am waiting. So far Cyclo referred to me as a right winger and Debra Law thinks I am a double.


She doesn't really think you are a double, it's a reference to a stupid statement Foxfyre made some time ago re: me and Diest TKO.

Cycloptichorn
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Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jun, 2009 01:39 pm
@CoastalRat,
CoastalRat wrote:

That's all I've wanted to hear Cy. Personally, I don't think anyone's family should be fair game, but I can understand how a person can think otherwise. I just like seeing something in writing that you think so in order to be able to remind you of your belief when Obama's kids are joked about or brought into the discussion. Because, inevitably it will happen somewhere along the line.


Sure, just as Jenna Bush got made fun of for being a drunk (true, btw, seen it with me own eye) and Chelsey was ripped up by the right wing.

We can all argue about what constitutes good taste and what doesn't; that's a personal decision. But it's fair to say that once someone enters the public sphere, satire and mockery should be expected; nobody is immune.

Cycloptichorn
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genoves
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jun, 2009 01:39 pm
@Yankee,
Because, yankee, when they cannot respond intelligently, they fall into an Ad Hominem mode. When I first began to post on these threads , I was unfailingly polite and usually deferent, using terminology like--I see your point or You may have a good rationale.

After I wiped the floor with some hearties like Joe from Chicago, Nimh, Blatham and Setanta, they decided to call names, post insulting pictures and use derogatory language. I responded in kind.

Now, let us see whether the left wing has any decent initiatives.

Will anyone on the left DISCUSS the issue of children being targets of entertainers with Yankee? Thank you!

PS- Yankee-You realize that by calling you names, they may be trying to intimidate you. Don't let them do that--Keep posting!
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Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jun, 2009 01:43 pm
@Yankee,
Yankee wrote:

Thanks for responding and providing your opinion. Gov. Palin did show off her children and her older daughter has made the "rounds" in more ways than one.

As far as Obama's children, would you consider one a racist is someone made a joke about Obamas child playing on their "swing set?"


That does not appear to be a racist observation in any way, so I guess I wouldn't consider it racist. Perhaps you could explain why anyone would?

Quote:
I disagree with your opinion as I feel the children are not fair game in general.


Noted.

This does not seem to be echoed by history, which has shown that those in the public sphere are inevitably dragged into the limelight, fair or not.

Cycloptichorn
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genoves
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jun, 2009 01:54 pm
There is an exception to Cyclops' assertion below:

This does not seem to be echoed by history, which has shown that those in the public sphere are inevitably dragged into the limelight, fair or not.

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Obama or Michelle or his children will not be dragged into the limelight in any negative way. They may be pilloried by far right wing sites but never by the media that protects our liberties like the New York Times, the Washington Post or USA Today.

They will not be attacked by those great newspapers because the newspapers would never ever lay themselves open to the charge of RACISM!

Look up the deadly sins. RACISM is the deadliest sin in the USA.
panzade
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jun, 2009 02:05 pm
@genoves,
I have to agree with all 3 statements G-Man

Quote:
Obama or Michelle or his children will not be dragged into the limelight in any negative way. They may be pilloried by far right wing sites but never by the media that protects our liberties like the New York Times, the Washington Post or USA Today.


check

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They will not be attacked by those great newspapers because the newspapers would never ever lay themselves open to the charge of RACISM!


check

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Look up the deadly sins. RACISM is the deadliest sin in the USA.


check

...also it occurs to me that nothing makes a racist go off the deep end faster than being accused of being a racist

 

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