Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Do They Only Laugh at Palin Jokes or What?

What do Barack Obama and God have in common?
Neither have a Birth Certificate.

The above joke drew harsh criticism and calls for the jokester to resign, step down declaring him "unfit for office" from the same hypocrites that laugh out loud at jokes about Palin's daughter and special needs son as well as telling tasteless jokes and comments about Sarah Palin herself.

Dare to make a joke about the Anointed One and suffer the wrath of a thousand hells. Make a crude tasteless joke about Sarah Palin and win a medal.


Blogger Dave said...

Conservatives get up in arms over jokes made about conservatives and liberals get up in arms over jokes made about liberals, yet both parties have no problems laughing at the expense of the other.

There is a 2 fold problem here –
1) People need to lighten up and learn to take a joke.
2) People need to stop being so rude, hateful, and ruthless towards one and other.

Both liberals and conservatives are guilty as sin of all of the above. This has nothing to do with ideology and everything to do with the “us vs. them” mentality. It’s a darned shame really.

BTW, I thought that God/Obama joke you quoted was funny as bad-word.

8:29 AM  
Blogger Red S Tater said...

ohh boy, here we go onto the "everybody should be in the middle like me" tangent. lol

Let's think of politics, society and government like a pendulum on a clock... it swings left and it swings right and for a brief moment it is even in the middle... but what happens if it stops swinging right and left and just stays in the middle?

It ceases to function.

Those on the left who seem to think the only thing we need to be debating is how far beyond left we are going to go (stop at socialism or go all the way to communist) are sadly mistaken.

Okay dave... you claim to be non-partisan right?

Alright then, which of your core beliefs are you willing to concede and abandon in the name of bi-partisanship?

If I recall correctly you are anti-death penalty and pro-abortion... and I am pro death penalty and anti-abortion.

I will trade you the death penalty for abortion straight across.

I will switch and oppose the death penalty if you will switch and oppose abortion.

There... a true bi-partisan (actually non-partisan) offer... requiring each of us to give up one of our core beliefs.

That is non-partisanship my friend.

What say you?

9:31 AM  
Blogger Red S Tater said...

Ahhh crud... I see that you support the death penalty in some cases.

Hopefully you get my point... pick one of your core beliefs that you are willing to concede (not that I will hold you to it, just as an example) in the name of non-partisanship.

9:37 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

*sigh* You once again have taken a fairly logical point that I was trying to make, and run with it straight out to right field.

I have never said everyone should be like me and I have no idea where you keep getting that from. I was simply saying that people need to a) learn to take a joke and b) stop treating each other like dirt. This observation/conclusion has NOTHING to do with policy.

And you are wrong actually…I am pro-death penalty and pro-choice. I am not pro-abortion as you put it. I just want that decision left up to the individual(s) directly involved and not the government.

Also since neither you nor I are elected officials, you offer is a moot point. Being a non-partisan means that you see validity in both sides and you are not a slave to either. It has nothing to do with giving up core beliefs. Yes there is compromise, but that is what our system is based on.

But what about the point that I was trying to make? Do you not concede that collectively we need to treat each other better and learn to take a joke?

9:45 AM  
Blogger Red S Tater said...

"I have never said everyone should be like me and I have no idea where you keep getting that from."

1- you say that partisanship is what is wrong with politics and people like me.

2- you say that you are non-partisan which by default would make you right if your belief is that partisanship is wrong as you say.


Okay... which one of your core beliefs are you willing to "compromise" dave?

Pick just one. That should be easy as pie for someone who is non-partisan.

11:05 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

It would completely depend on the situation Red. I’m not an elected official so I’m not in the position to make compromises in the name of governance. When governing you have to find common ground on which you agree and then work out the finer points where you disagree. This is not rocket science, but it is complex it you see the world in black and white.

Oh, you have drawn an erroneous conclusion there by the way. You are over simplifying what I have said and completely missed the point.

11:14 AM  
Blogger Red S Tater said...

dave... if you are non-partisan then you are willing to compromise at least one of your beliefs on something... otherwise you are partisan and won't compromise any of your beliefs.

Which is it man?
Or do you not have any beliefs or opinions?

Pick one ... any belief you have, I don't care which one (God, guns, gays, abortion, taxes, immigration, poverty, etc etc) and show me how non-partisan you are and how you honestly believe that you might be wrong on that by compromising it.

I have offered one issue up for compromise of my own dude... one I feel very strongly about... so far, I'm the non-partisan one here.

It's a simple concept... surely you can grasp it. You give up one issue from the left that you feel strongly about and I will do the same from the right.

2:10 PM  

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