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  # 2005206 30-Apr-2018 14:29
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@Fred99 I should have included "for me" in my comment as that would be more accurate. I have now edited my post. I just didn't like the style no matter who it was aimed at.

 

For clarity I am not defending Trump in this, I don't waste my time defending that which is not defendable.

 

 





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  # 2005219 30-Apr-2018 14:43
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kingdragonfly: Interesting video from Bill Maher, about his friend Rosanne.

 

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Excellent viewing.  smile

 

Another gem from Bill Maher:

 





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  # 2005258 30-Apr-2018 15:25
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@Fred99 I should have included "for me" in my comment as that would be more accurate. I have now edited my post. I just didn't like the style no matter who it was aimed at.

 


The increasing miss:hit ratio started to make it seem amateur after a while.  But there were some great shots in there.

 

Stand-up consisting of what was more-or-less a string of one-liners over 17 minutes - was a big challenge very few comedians could deliver on. 


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  # 2005269 30-Apr-2018 15:38
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Fred99:

 

MikeB4:

 

@Fred99 I should have included "for me" in my comment as that would be more accurate. I have now edited my post. I just didn't like the style no matter who it was aimed at.

 


The increasing miss:hit ratio started to make it seem amateur after a while.  But there were some great shots in there.

 

Stand-up consisting of what was more-or-less a string of one-liners over 17 minutes - was a big challenge very few comedians could deliver on. 

 

 

 

 

I can deliver this but my sons tell me it's all dad jokes tongue-out 





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  # 2005384 30-Apr-2018 18:40
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Bloomberg - Kim’s Charm Offensive Pressures Trump Before Summit

 

 

Kim Jong Un is turning on the charm ahead of his summit with Donald Trump, adding pressure on the U.S. president to ease sanctions against North Korea even before it’s made any significant concessions.

 

The 34-year-old dictator plans to invite foreign journalists to witness the shutdown of North Korea’s main nuclear weapons test site in May, South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s spokesman told reporters on Sunday. The revelation came shortly after Kim pledged “complete denuclearization” at a meeting with Moon on Friday, without providing further detail.

 

... Yet skeptics have reasons to doubt. Kim’s statements on denuclearization so far have been couched in global terms, implying that he would surrender his atomic arsenal only when all other countries have done so.

 

Reports also suggest that North Korea’s nuclear site has been so badly damaged that it can no longer be used, undermining the significance of Kim’s announcement. The North Korean leader told Moon that two tunnels at the nuclear test site are still in good condition, Yoon said Sunday.

 

 





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  # 2005393 30-Apr-2018 19:10
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This deserves an op-ed, but I lack the skills to write it a full page on the subject, so a couple of sentences will have to do.

 

Suffice to say that the (possible) bad form displayed by the Press Correspondents' Dinner comedienne, is a prime example of the deterioration of standards that has followed the election of the most crude, coarse, crass and classless President in American history.

 

Trump, whether we like it or not, is providing an example, and a certain segment of the population, in America as well as globally, will continue to follow that example until the American people can rid themselves of this clown, and elect a proper Leader.  





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  # 2005411 30-Apr-2018 19:31
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geekIT:

 

... Trump, whether we like it or not, is providing an example, and a certain segment of the population, in America as well as globally, will continue to follow that example until the American people can rid themselves of this clown, and elect a proper Leader.  

 

 

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What he said.  wink

 

 

 

 

 





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  # 2005422 30-Apr-2018 20:03
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geekIT:

 

Suffice to say that the (possible) bad form displayed by the Press Correspondents' Dinner comedienne, is a prime example of the deterioration of standards that has followed the election of the most crude, coarse, crass and classless President in American history.

 

Trump, whether we like it or not, is providing an example, and a certain segment of the population, in America as well as globally, will continue to follow that example until the American people can rid themselves of this clown, and elect a proper Leader.  

 

 

I agree with what you say, especially the bad form, but it was creeping in way before Trump got elected.

 

I always thought I had a wicked sense of humour, but I cringed and cringed and cringed. I could not help but question why a bunch of so called professionals would bring in such a low rate toad. The 1st amendment? This was just pure crass nastiness dressed up as 3rd rate comedy.

 

Best joke of the night was "You can't shut me up as it is 2018 and I am a woman .......... unless your name is Cohen and you are going to write me a cheque for US$130,000". Sad, but true.

 

I also laughed about Liberal orgasms, just watching their faces and reaction was pure comic genius. But that was it. No other humour sadly. It seems that the great roast has finally lost its humour and has become nothing more than a platform for the younger generation to sharpen their nails, meow and put people down. 

 

Luckily .......... 

 

'Her monologue was not in the spirit of our mission': White House Correspondents' Association throws comedian Michelle Wolf under the bus with statement apologizing to its members for 'dividing people' after huge backlash.

 

Maybe they might up their game to the fun standard it was years ago. 

 

 

 

 


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  # 2005434 30-Apr-2018 20:38
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Apparently, according to Trump supporters and some fools, Wolf launched a grossly insulting attack on the personal appearance of Sanders.

 

This is the transcript - so work out from that who's spreading "fake news":

 

 

And, of course, we have Sarah Huckabee Sanders. We're graced with Sarah's presence tonight. I have to say I'm a little star-struck. I love you as Aunt Lydia in “The Handmaid's Tale.”

 

Mike Pence, if you haven't seen it, you would love it.

 

Every time Sarah steps up to the podium, I get excited because I'm not really sure what we're going to get: you know, a press briefing, a bunch of lies or divided into softball teams. “It's shirts and skins, and this time, don't be such a little b----, Jim Acosta.”

 

I actually really like Sarah. I think she's very resourceful. Like, she burns facts, and then she uses the ash to create a perfect smoky eye. Like, maybe she's born with it; maybe it's lies.

 

It's probably lies.

 

And I'm never really sure what to call Sarah Huckabee Sanders. You know, is it Sarah Sanders? Is Sarah Huckabee Sanders? Is it Cousin Huckabee? Is it Auntie Huckabee Sanders? Like, what's Uncle Tom but for white women who disappoint other white women? Oh, I know: Aunt Coulter.

 


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  # 2005456 30-Apr-2018 20:59
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It is crude

Frustratingly for me, parts don't make complete sense, such as being divided into softball teams.

Typically in a street basketball team, half keep their shirts and "skins" take off their shirts. It's considered unmanly to complain about being shirtless. But what has that got to do with Sarah?

Also I still not sure I understand "smoky eye."

It's slang for putting out a cigarette in a bottom. That doesn't really make sense in this context.

I think it's actual a reference to Sarah's makeup style, using too much mascara.

Youngster's humor today. tsk... tsk

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South Korea president says Trump deserves Nobel Peace Prize

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-trump/south-korea-president-says-trump-deserves-nobel-peace-prize-idUSKBN1I10OD

 

Well he probably deserves it as much as Obama did. 

 

 


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  # 2005612 1-May-2018 08:26
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Stan:

 

South Korea president says Trump deserves Nobel Peace Prize

 

 

Spanky had to drop a subtle hint :

 





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  # 2005616 1-May-2018 08:31
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You've had a whoosh moment, excusable perhaps as most American women would be familiar with the slogan "Maybe she's born with it, maybe it's Maybelline" which should also make the "smoky eye" reference obvious.

 

Snowflakes seem to have been triggered by that - but not by the very open accusations that Sanders routinely tells big lies, probably because she does.  The Aunt Lydia reference probably because Sanders keeps a bible in her office from which to read and "gain strength" before she goes out to tell dirty lies to the media, the US public, and the rest of the world.  The Uncle Tom reference fairly obvious, as she's a woman acting as mouthpiece and enforcer for a misogynous scumbag POTUS.

 

Wolf's crime was perhaps that jokes which may need explanation are seldom "funny".


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  # 2005630 1-May-2018 08:49
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Funny how the people who were elected on the "Snowflakes get triggered too easily" are the ones complaining when a comedian does her act and makes jokes of them.





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