Some political humor to lighten the mood

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    Aug 15, 2011 11:20 PM GMT
    So serious lately. Here are some jokes circulating the emails of loyal Americans. Thought I would share. Enjoy!

    A doctor from Israel says: "In Israel the medicine is so advanced that we cut-off a man's testicles, we put them into another man and in 6 weeks he is looking for work".

    The German doctor comments: "That's nothing, in Germany we take part of the brain out from a person, we put it into another person's head and in 4 weeks he is looking for work".

    A Russian doctor says: That's nothing either. In Russia we take out half of the heart out from a person, we put it into another person's chest and in 2 weeks he is looking for work.

    The US doctor answers immediately: That's nothing colleagues, you are way behind us . .. . .About a year ago, in the USA we grabbed a person with no brains, no heart and no balls ......we made him President and now the whole country is looking for work!!!!!

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    You know the honeymoon is over when the comedians start.
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    The liberals are asking us to give Obama time. We agree...and think 25 to life would be appropriate.

    --Jay Leno

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    America needs Obama-care like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.

    --Jay Leno

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    Q: Have you heard about McDonald's' new Obama Value Meal?

    A: Order anything you like and the guy behind you has to pay for it.

    --Conan O'Brien

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    Q: What does Barack Obama call lunch with a convicted felon?

    A: A fund raiser.

    --Jay Leno

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    Q: What's the difference between Obama's cabinet and a penitentiary?

    A: One is filled with tax evaders, blackmailers, and threats to society. The other is for housing prisoners.

    --David Letterman

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    Q: If Nancy Pelosi and Obama were on a boat in the middle of the ocean and it started to sink, who would be saved?

    A: America!

    --Jimmy Fallon

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    Q: What's the difference between Obama and his dog, Bo?

    A: Bo has papers.

    --Jimmy Kimmel

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    Q: What was the most positive result of the "Cash for Clunkers" program?

    A: It took 95% of the Obama bumper stickers off the road.

    --David Letterman
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    Aug 15, 2011 11:26 PM GMT
    Here's something that will make you smile, socal!

    Or maybe not.

    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/08/12/Marist-poll-Obama-not-blamed-for-economy/UPI-86601313170014/



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    Aug 15, 2011 11:27 PM GMT
    jprichva saidOnce again, a display of why rightists should never attempt humor.

    What, all those comedians are rightists? Guess if you are far to the left of Friedrich Engels, everyone is a rightist. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 15, 2011 11:28 PM GMT
    rickrick91 saidHere's something that will make you smile, socal!

    Or maybe not.

    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/08/12/Marist-poll-Obama-not-blamed-for-economy/UPI-86601313170014/

    No problem at all. Just look at the Obama poll results from official polling companies such as Gallup. Many of the others have been reported to have samples skewed with more Democrats, but all ok.
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    Aug 16, 2011 2:30 AM GMT
    I owe you dinner SoCal. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 16, 2011 2:45 AM GMT
    conservativejock saidI owe you dinner SoCal. icon_biggrin.gif

    Sounds like a plan. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 16, 2011 3:03 AM GMT
    I'm nowhere near Repub and I think those jokes are hilarious! icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 16, 2011 3:12 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI'm nowhere near Repub and I think those jokes are hilarious! icon_lol.gif

    Hehe. You can't be a far left Democrat, cause they are not allowed to have any sense of humor. icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 16, 2011 8:22 AM GMT
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    jprichva saidOnce again, a display of why rightists should never attempt humor.

    What, all those comedians are rightists? Guess if you are far to the left of Friedrich Engels, everyone is a rightist. icon_lol.gif


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    Aug 16, 2011 8:49 AM GMT
    To be perfectly honest, watching Americans do humour is like watching dogs walk. You don't applaud because they do it well, you do it because it's amazing that they can do it at all.

    In any case, wasn't the first one originally about Bush?
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    Aug 16, 2011 9:34 AM GMT
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    TigerTim saidTo be perfectly honest, watching Americans do humour is like watching dogs walk. You don't applaud because they do it well, you do it because it's amazing that they can do it at all.

    You've been in Ohio too long. Two sets of Americans have no sense of humor worth mentioning: right-wingers and mid-westerners. The former because they're too angry and (like these jokes) tend to confuse anger with humor, the latter because, well, they're just so gosh darned earnest. (I know whereof I speak, I grew up among them.)


    Thank god I no longer live in Ohio!
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    Aug 16, 2011 12:41 PM GMT
    TigerTim saidTo be perfectly honest, watching Americans do humour is like watching dogs walk. You don't applaud because they do it well, you do it because it's amazing that they can do it at all. ...

    American "humour" [sic] has a rich history. If you were to look at our literature over the past couple of hundred years, you might understand it. Much has also been written comparing and contrasting British humour with American humor. I don't suspect you would trouble yourself gaining a understanding, especially as it is much easier, and, apparently more satisfying, to just lob ignorant barbs over the internet. If your academic environment affords you the opportunity to interact with professors outside your department, you might engage one in a discussion on this topic. There is a very slight chance you might learn a thing or two. icon_biggrin.gif (The above not meant as a serious put-down. You do retain a couple of redeeming qualities.)
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    TigerTim saidTo be perfectly honest, watching Americans do humour is like watching dogs walk. You don't applaud because they do it well, you do it because it's amazing that they can do it at all. ...

    American "humour" [sic] has a rich history. If you were to look at our literature over the past couple of hundred years, you might understand it. Much has also been written comparing and contrasting British humour with American humor. I don't suspect you would trouble yourself gaining a understanding, especially as it is much easier, and, apparently more satisfying, to just lob ignorant barbs over the internet. If your academic environment affords you the opportunity to interact with professors outside your department, you might engage one in a discussion on this topic. There is a very slight chance you might learn a thing or two. icon_biggrin.gif (The above not meant as a serious put-down. You do retain a couple of redeeming qualities.)


    I've read more American literature than almost all Americans I have ever met, and have the pleasure of knowing several experts in that very broad subject. It's a nice break from the unforgiving beauty of mathematics.

    I am happy to make exemptions for Samuel Clemens, Joseph Heller and, perhaps, J D Salinger.

    You will of course appreciate that I wasn't being *entirely* serious. But irony tends to escape Americans ;-) And this is the Political section of RJ—nobody believes anything they say here. It's merely a sort of written version of tennis.
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    Aug 16, 2011 1:55 PM GMT
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    TigerTim saidTo be perfectly honest, watching Americans do humour is like watching dogs walk. You don't applaud because they do it well, you do it because it's amazing that they can do it at all. ...

    American "humour" [sic] has a rich history. If you were to look at our literature over the past couple of hundred years, you might understand it. Much has also been written comparing and contrasting British humour with American humor. I don't suspect you would trouble yourself gaining a understanding, especially as it is much easier, and, apparently more satisfying, to just lob ignorant barbs over the internet. If your academic environment affords you the opportunity to interact with professors outside your department, you might engage one in a discussion on this topic. There is a very slight chance you might learn a thing or two. icon_biggrin.gif (The above not meant as a serious put-down. You do retain a couple of redeeming qualities.)

    I've read more American literature than almost all Americans I have ever met, and have the pleasure of knowing several experts in that very broad subject. It's a nice break from the unforgiving beauty of mathematics.

    I am happy to make exemptions for Samuel Clemens, Joseph Heller and, perhaps, J D Salinger.

    You will of course appreciate that I wasn't being *entirely* serious. But irony tends to escape Americans ;-) And this is the Political section of RJ—nobody believes anything they say here. It's merely a sort of written version of tennis.

    I suspected you were not completely serious, and did want to soften my indignant response. Regarding the differences in sarcasm and irony, much has been written on this. Some view the British as more subtile, but this is believed to result from British society as being more reserved, rather than being more sophisticated. If you ever have occasion to watch Russian variety shows, it is truly amazing what those people laugh at.