One would think that in a situation like this, our common human decency would have us responding to news of the violent end of a human life with stoicism and sobriety, and yet…
It's kind of hard to stoically chant "U.S.A.! U.S.A.!" while soberly hanging upside-down from a lamp post at Ground Zero.
Coverage continues after the jump.
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Tags: Aasif Mandvi, al Qaeda, Barack Obama, Correspondents' Dinner, Donald Trump, Jason Jones, John Oliver, Jon Stewart, Military, Osama bin Laden, Pakistan, Samantha Bee, Seth Meyers, Terrorism, The Daily Show
Today, it's hard to imagine that anything in the world happened before Osama bin Laden was killed, but if you really really squeeze your mind grapes, you might remember that President Obama had another high profile victory over a different evil enemy earlier in the weekend…
"I know that he's taken some flak lately, but nobody is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than The Donald. And that's because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter, like: did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?"
Another head shot.
You can watch the rest of the President's Correspondents' Dinner speech below…
Tags: Barack Obama, Birthers, Correspondents' Dinner, Donald Trump
Anthony Weiner, Rand Paul and Larry Wilmore Make with the Funny at the 2011 Congressional Correspondents' Dinner
Last night, the Radio and Television Correspondents Association held its annual Congressional Correspondents' Dinner, giving Washington insiders a peak into the inner lives of struggling desperate stand-up comedians. The consensus seems to be that Rep. Anthony Weiner stole the show, but The Daily Show's Larry Wilmore was also super strong, and Sen. Rand Paul got in a few good zingers.
You can watch the whole thing on C-Span, but here are some of the highlights…
Rep. Anthony Weiner
"Who is Boehner fooling? What am I, like, Anthony Waynor?"
Rand Paul and Larry Wilmore after the jump…
Tags: Anthony Weiner, Correspondents' Dinner, House of Representatives, Larry Wilmore, Rand Paul
From The CC Insider…
Last year it was Jay Leno. The year before it was Wanda Sykes and before that Craig Ferguson. Going back to 2006, Stephen Colbert infamously took the reins. This year, Seth Meyers has been chosen as the host the 2011 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.
The irony of Meyers's hosting the dinner, of course, is that he's been tapped by Washington reporters to perform before Washington reporters, even though it's those very Washington reporters whom he frequently skewers.
"Like Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, he keeps with the theme of the Washington media loving the people who tease them the most," said Washingtonian magazine's Garrett Graff in reaction to the news.
I'm sure there will be comparisons to Colbert's amazing take down of the Bush administration all those many years ago (FIVE YEARS AGO! SO LONG AGO!), since Seth is also a political satirist of sorts. As Politico states…
But, while the gig is high on exposure, it's also high on risk: It's long been considered one of the toughest and most-scrutinized acts in the business…
The secret, it seems, is to fall somewhere in between the two extremes in order to please the picky crowd.
So have some fun at the president, but not in a truly meaningful or lasting way? Got it! Here are some of my submissions to get the ball rolling:
* Barack Obama issued a televised speech the other day. I tried recording it, but my DVR kept going into sleep mode.
* Sarah Palin just premiered her reality show. It's called The Biggest Quitter!
* You know what the White House uses to keep Joe Biden from saying crazy things? Gaff tape! Too soon?"
Critics and scrutiny notwithstanding, It'll be interesting to see what Seth does with this tremendous opportunity to either please the president, or to take a few true shots at the most powerful man in America (who is not moot).
Tags: Correspondents' Dinner, Saturday Night Live, White House
Old man McCain ain't got no time for President Obama's fancy joke-tellin'. No sirree! And he will not be silenced in his righteous ire!
McCain was rebutting a joke the president recently made about the law which grants state police the right to ask anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant for documentation proving their citizenship. "We all know what happens in Arizona when you don’t have ID,” the president’s joke went. "Adios, amigos!"
During an interview Wednesday night with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, McCain said the joke was "simply false" and partially responsible for pushing a negative narrative about the state.
And you know what? McCain ain't none too happy about these "simply false" rumors being spread about a certain traveling salesman. They're at least partially responsible for pushing a negative narrative about sticking your dick in a series of holes in a barn side wall.
Not to mention what they're doing to the public's perception of automated milking machines.
Tags: Barack Obama, Correspondents' Dinner, Immigration, John McCain, Mexico, Racism