Archive for the ‘humour’ Category

BUT . . . SOMETIMES YA JUST GOTTA LAUGH . . . (or else go crazy)

 

You have likely not seen any of these clips on CNNABCCBSMSNBCNBC, but imagine for a minute whether or not you might have seen them if they had been performed by George W. Bush during his presidency.

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HAPPY WARRIORS: P.J. O’Rourke

Some things Never Change

[PART 2 of the O’Rourke, Novak roast at Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) Feb 11, 1994]
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“Patrick Jake “P. J.” O’Rourke (born November 14, 1947) is an American political satirist, journalist, writer and author. O’Rourke is the H. L. Mencken Research Fellow at the Cato Institute . . . [1] . . . he is also an incredibly brilliant and funny man.”

He is the consummate iconoclastic satirist with book titles such as Peace Kills (2004) and Give War a Chance  (1992) . He earned his right to exercise his signature caustic wit by his in–harms-way,  on-the ground war-correspondent role that took him to 40 different countries over 21 years from the tearing down of the Berlin wall in 1989, Kuwait 1991, Somalia 1993, Washington in 9/11, Egypt, Iraq  2003, “Lebanon, the West Bank, the Soviet Union, apartheid-era South Africa, the jungles of the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier, Bosnia, Kosovo, etc.”. [2] His satirical thrust is pertinent to Israel’s fight to survive.

In this YouTube clip from 1994, he analyzes the Clinton Administration philosophy and performance and it sounds like “Barak Obama Administration –  Light”.   With the political left, some things never change.


[2] Excerpted from Holidays in Heck © 2011 by P.J. O’Rourke; reprinted with the permission of the publisher, Grove/Atlantic, Inc.     http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/01/22/p-j-orourke-getting-out-of-the-shithole-to-have-some-fun/

HAPPY WARRIORS[1] Part 1: The ‘Joey’ factor


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A friend who read my blog said that it was depressing. He’s right. It is. Because the situation in which we find ourselves, is depressing. ‘Depressing’ is in fact a euphemism. The West’s house of cards could collapse at any moment and it is only the graceful forbearance of the GOD OF ABRAHAM ISAAC AND JACOB that has allowed us to sruvive the last 39 years[2].

Thus, this blog will have an intermittent series of humorous interludes as an attempt to keep up the morale of the troops . . . a feeble attempt at humour on the ‘eve of Armageddon’ because we know that the outcome is ultimately assured.[3]

Proverbs 17:22 A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.

US Vice President ‘Joey’ Biden is always good for a starter and the mainstream media will not crucify him like they did Dan Quayle and George W. Bush. Vice President Joe Biden on one occasion (kind of) accidently called himself the ‘President of the United States’ then implied himself to be ‘Barak Obama’. This is one of hundreds of hilarious gaffes he has made that barely see the light of day from Obama’s media scribes. The one where he asked the paraplegic Senator to stand up was likely the most spectacular. [4]

‘Joey’ (as he likes to be called by his political supporters and friends) is preparing his bid for the 2016 Presidential campaign.

Please watch the entire clip, for optimal impact.

Endnotes:

[1] “The Character of the Happy Warrior” is a poem by the English Romantic poet William Wordsworth. Composed in 1806, after the death of Lord Nelson, hero of the Napoleonic Wars, and first published in 1807, the poem purports to describe the ideal “man in arms,” and has, through ages since, been the source of much metaphor in political & military life.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Character_of_the_Happy_Warrior
[2] Roe v Wade
[3] The Biblical BOOK OF THE REVELATION
[4] State Senator Chuck Graham
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2mzbuRgnI4

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
(Common Monty Python quip)

In late 2010, there was a series of shark attacks in the Red Sea off the Egyptian resort of Sharm El- Sheik(5). On an official Egyptian government news site, the governor of South Sinai, Mohamed Abdel Fadil Shousha, speculated that the fatal attacks in the hitherto peaceful waters were due to “the Mossad throwing in the deadly shark to hit tourism in Egypt.” Other sources wondered if the Mossad had gone further and equipped the aquatic predators with GPS. Could be. Governor Shousha has undoubtedly seen the famous Hollywood film about a killer shark terrorizing a beach resort – Jews.

Oh, c’mon your not gonna let a one-vowel typing error in the poster throw you off what it’s really about, are you? Directed by the same infidel who made Shindler’s List, if you get my drift.[1]

Israeli humour

Israeli humour featured many of the same themes as Jewish humour elsewhere, making fun of the country and its habits, while containing a fair bit of gallows humour as well, as a joke from a 1950 Israeli joke book indicates:

An elderly man refuses to leave for the air raid shelter until he can find his dentures. His wife yells at him, “What, you think they are dropping sandwiches?”[2]

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Author’s note: Bless the Jews, bless them every one.

RBN.

Notes

[1] Mark Steyn. After America: Get Ready for Armageddon. Regnery Publishing, Inc. Washington, DC. 2011 pp. 271-2
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_humour