Week 6 of Rolling Across the Aisle Laughing is going to be a hoot. Last week, I think Frank Conniff won! The only reason I'm unsure is because some voters said it wasn't fair to use Dennis Miller because people hate him. Others said it isn't fair for people choose one person's joke over another's based on personal preference. I don't think it's fair that everyone with a computer has a keyboard, but that's life. This country isn't about apologies or fairness. It's about laughing at ourselves and our opponents equally or not at all.
Here are this week's contenders. Vote in the comments section for the one you like best.
By the way, if you come across a great partisan joke next week, feel free to email the link to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tags: Conservatives, Democrats, Liberals, Mitt Romney, PBS, RAAL, Republicans
It's week 5 of Rolling Across the Aisle Laughing and things are getting RAAL. Last week we took a chance on political cartoons. Only one person voted, and it was purely on production value. We've therefore decided to throw their vote away and declare another election this week, because that's how democracy works!
So, take a look at the candidates and vote in the comments section. And remember, it's fun to reach around and grab onto someone else's sense of humor sometimes.
Tags: Conservatives, Democrats, Dennis Miller, Election Day, Liberals, Republicans, Voter Fraud
If you're unfamiliar with the outlines of the NFL farce that culminated in the "Inaccurate Reception" during last night's Monday Night Football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers, here's a summary of how the sales team from your local Foot Locker came to officiate the most watched sport in America:
In a move that would make 19th century robber barons blush, the NFL owners and Commissioner Roger Goodell decided to make the most profitable professional sports league slightly more profitable by gutting the pensions of the regular referees, locking them out until the union agreed to the demanded concessions. As it happens, the cost of accepting the referees's bargaining position comes to a very modest additional $100,000 per team per year, but NFL owners have never been willing to put a price tag on their desire to snuff out any whiff of unionism beneath the heel of the Job Creators.
Tags: Conservatives, Football, Scott Walker, Sports, Unions
Welcome to week 4 of RAAL (Rolling Across the Aisle Laughing). We took last week off to do some fundraising in the Hamptons, but this week we're back and ready to elect a new jokester-in-chief. Congratulations to lefty @BorowitzReport for getting the best of liberals in week 3.
Our jokes this week come in the form of comics. Take a look at both and then vote in the comments section. You'll have to do a little more work for the right-wing comic (by clicking the link), but on the bright side, you get to write it off on your taxes.
IN THE LEFT CORNER
— GoComics Liberal (@GoComicsLiberal) September 21, 2012
IN THE RIGHT CORNER
— GoComics Conserv (@GoComicsConserv) September 21, 2012
Tags: Andy Borowitz, Conservatives, Democrats, Fundraising, Liberals, RAAL, Republicans
Welcome to week 2 of RAAL (Rolling Across the Aisle Laughing)! Last week we pitted a conservative joke against a liberal one and asked you, our readers, to vote for the best one. Even though we didn't pass any new voter ID laws or rezone our comments section, turnout was dismal. With one vote, the winner was the conservative joke, written by @AlinskyDefeater. Congratulations!
This week we have another round for you to judge, and another plea to vote with your sense of humor, not your sense of partisan obligation. YES WE CAN laugh at ourselves.
IN THE LEFT CORNER
Rush Limbaugh loved Mitt Romney's birther joke. That's like John Wayne Gacy raving about one of your clown paintings.
— Frank Conniff (@FrankConniff) August 24, 2012
IN THE RIGHT CORNER
Mitt added, "President Obama and I have our differences – I try to avoid caffeine, don't drink much soda, stay away from coke, you know."
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) August 24, 2012
Tags: Conservatives, Liberals, RAAL, Saul Alinsky, Twitter, Voter Suppression