Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ha Ha, Just Kidding

My pal Skot once said that the literal translation of the phrase "ha ha, just kidding" is "I'm not kidding." This is how entertaining comedians like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck get in so much trouble, because people are hip to the meanings behind jokes.

I'm a little disturbed by this "rock salt to melt Olympia Snowe" campaign. Why choose the joke in which the punchline is you obliterate your subject? Innit that a l'il harsh? And isn't this?

"We hunt liberal, tree-hugging Democrats, although it does seem like a waste of good ammunition."
Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS), when asked what the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus does.

There's usually a couple of examples a day of this stuff. Keep your eyes open!


Publius said...

Thin gruel, indeed, compared to the hate constantly seen on DaliKoz or DummicraticUnderground, or Crooks and Liars every day, really.

Danielk said...

Yes... I feel pretty bad about electing Kos and those other guys to public office.

You guys and your false equivilancies.

Publius said...

No, you just elected Dick Durbin (who said our troops were like Nazis), John Kerry (who said our troops are like terrorists), Cynthia McKinney (who said too many hateful, unamerican things to recount) and many others like Baghdad Bob McDermott. Yeah, your guys are reeeeal civil and sane. Snarf.

Danielk said...

Yes, feel free to provide sourced quotes for those examples.

Publius said...

Feel free to refute them. They are easily found.

Danielk said...

Yeah, just like Rush's comments about certain high-profile southerners.