Presidential Humor: For Candidates, Speechwriters, and

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See, Joe Biden was right. 'Hostile forces will test him in the first few months.'" --Jay Leno (Melissa) "I saw an article last week that said, 'Is Obama's Presidency already a failure?' ... She is a former board member and past Editor of the Columnists.com, website of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, the oldest and largest professional organization for columnists. Perhaps Spencer thinks that the best explanation for laughter, an otherwise purposeless expenditure of energy, must be that it relieves energy produced from humor.

A Lamb for the Money God

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Anthony Ronzio, the newspaper’s news and audience director, agreed that the joke wasn’t funny, especially after the January killing of cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo in Paris. How media contributes/hinders Mexican/Latino indigenous identity in the US. Wait, so the guy shot up a school because of a centralized government?? Each one has been decorated with amazing artwork, text, and images from members of our design community. The May Day marches were nation’s largest political demonstration in 30 years and must have been disconcerting for most of Leno’s audience.

George W. Bush Gets Kidnapped by a UFO: A Work of Satire

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Satire can be traced back throughout history; wherever organized government, or social categories, has existed, so has satire.[ citation needed ] The oldest example that has survived till today is Aristophanes. However, Leno did not upset his audience. Pacific News Service: News for the New America. (http://news.pacificnews.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=19d0f b84938629fb83121582b0897edd#Asian, retrieved 6 May 2008). You can give the print version as a gift and keep the Kindle version for yourself.

The Leadership Principles of Vladimir Putin (The Worl Leader

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Though these questions are primarily addressed by psychologists, sociologist, anthropologists, and medical researchers, their studies rely on and contribute to an evolving notion of just what counts as humor. Thus, political jokes in democracies tend to focus on individual politicians' faults and peculiarities, whereas in authoritarian regimes jokes tend to focus on the whole political system and its representatives. By deliberately calling up stereotypes to assuage his audience’s anxiety about a demographically changing nation, Leno illustrates why Michael Billig said the “joke cannot just be laughed at” innocently, detached from its societal context.16 Billig further emphasizes that the tellers of hateful jokes not only call up stereotypes, but design them so their audience accepts the stereotypes as relevant and suitable.

Willy Wise's Garden

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Then, Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz or people working for them went through the cards and selected which ones they wanted people to ask during the debate. Sachs Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him. ~Roman Gary Humor is, I think, the subtlest and chanciest of literary forms. The Establishment seems to have decided that Republicans won’t win the presidential elections and they do everything on all fronts to guarantee that the candidates who win the GOP’s nod are people who don’t intend to go all the way and win the White House.

On The Verge

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And I could kind of relate to that, but you just didn't know where to stand. The Military Review November, 1993, 72-76. But the flip side of this sensitivity is the savagery with which reputations and even academic careers can be destroyed by a single comment—perhaps thoughtless, perhaps misinterpreted, perhaps (God help you) intended as a joke—that violates the values of the herd. The salesperson could have just showed me where the replacement valves were (about $20), but instead, he asked to take a look at it.

George W. Bush: An Unauthorized Oral History (Paperback) -

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Stalin summons the famous writer Sholokhov. "I've read your novel "The reclaimed land". She is dressed for business, and she doesn’t seem super smiley. Bush pompously shows up looking especially smug and as the sermon progresses the Bishop begins his homily: "George Bush is petty, a self-absorbed hypocrite and a nitwit. If that’s the trade so that we don’t have a bunch of racist kids watching us at shows, that’s OK, I’ll take it.” Tony Maglio and Sharon Waxman contributed reporting to this story.

My Favorite Essays

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Q: What do Monica Lewinsky and soda pop machines have in common? The theatrical trailer below comes from our friend and former Cubist Mr. While in socialist political jokes people made fun of the whole political system and contested its legitimacy, post-socialist political jokes have not contested the values of democracy and have targeted mainly political leaders whose authority people have questioned. A young, oversized soldier sits incongruously at a street café, his clothes and hands bloodstained.

Debatable Humor: Laughing Matters on the 2008 Presidential

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The audience took no risk when they laughed with Jay at immigrants without facing them. “Anyone who is knocking me for my locker-room banter has never heard ‘Atomic Dog,’ ” the Republican nominee said. “It’s disgusting.” “As the father of two daughters, I cannot condone or defend Mr. If black thugs kidnap and rape a woman, ask if there is something in the black culture that fostered that. The threats by progressives to leave the country should Trump win the election have now found a symbolic representation in a pre-emptive removal of their spiritual leader's 18-foot statue from the roof of a building on East Houston St. in Manhattan.

WakiLeaks: History Declassified 2002

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In the Red Square in Moscow, a line is snaking toward the Lenin's tomb. And I'm supposed embrace this bunch of clowns? Which suggests that the problem of fundamentalism lies not with authority, but with ourselves. • The Israelis and the Palestinians are not condemned to some eternal hell where they have to kill each other forever. • Although it is true that only about 20 percent of American workers are in unions, that 20 percent sets the standards across the board in salaries, benefits and working conditions.