Thursday, October 16, 2008

Episode 13: The Scoop


There are a few interesting things going on in the world of politics, so instead of 3 different episodes, I thought I’d do one episode of the 3 funnier stories I’ve heard. Then I had the bright idea to make it a new segment on The L Comment. So beginning now, every 13th episode will be “The Scoop” posts!

#3 Story – Hotties and Hockey Moms?

Keith Olberman has this commentary from Rich Lowery from the National Review as a running joke on the show. I did a little digging on the web and found the sexy, sultry, erotic, quote from a most lonely man… children under 17 not admitted without adult supervision…

“A very wise TV executive once told me that the key to TV is projecting through the screen. It's one of the keys to the success of, say, a Bill O'Reilly, who comes through the screen and grabs you by the throat. Palin too projects through the screen like crazy. I'm sure I'm not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, "Hey, I think she just winked at me." And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America. This is a quality that can't be learned; it's either something you have or you don't, and man, she's got it.”

Cue the sexy saxophone riff…

#2 Story – Haha… Another Black Joke

As a Black male myself, I could rattle off a few stereotypes pretty easily: Black people like fried chicken, kool-aid, watermelons, pork ribs, etc. And it would so have it an independent republican supporting group in San Bernadino CA, designed Obama Bucks – a food stamp with *gasp* fried chicken, kool-aid, watermelons, and pork ribs on the bill! Good grief, for goodness sake it’s 2008! However, it is quite proven by now that these attacks score Obama points in the polls, so maybe these jerks are undercover democrats?

#1 Story – Look Out Mario... A New Plumber Is in Town!

The world famous Italian Plumber from Brooklyn now has to share the spotlight. In the debate last night, a man Joseph Wurzelbacher, now forever known as “Joe the Plumber” was brought up as the running metaphor for the middle class guy trying to achieve the American Dream. Well as you’d expect, Joe had a barrage of news trucks, reporters, and lights, this morning and got his 15 minutes of fame the following morning. Big mistake for McCain to bring him up, because it seems McCain made up Joe’s story. Joe the Plumber is actually not a plumber but a contractor, doesn’t make over $100,000 but $40,000, and he had no plans to buy his boss’ business. If he did however, he would only make about $100,000 a year which falls well within Obama’s tax plan. Can I hear a big OOPS?!

Still, I can’t help but feel bad for Joe. He was an innocent bystander, trying to do the right thing by exercising his American right to carefully choose who he’ll vote for. However the nosy media, in the interest of telling the whole story, went through his banking records, property licenses, bills, employment history, family records and whatnot, and uncovered some information I’m sure Joe would rather keep private. Now his whole neighborhood knows he is an unlicensed, lower middle class, single parent, undecided plumber.

Take a seat Joe Six-Pack, there’s a new sheriff in town!

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1 comments: on "Episode 13: The Scoop"

Anonymous said...

It is unfortunate that so many republican'ts are such racists that they will continue to do such things even though they know it hurts their own cause.

But, that said- blacks do love the fried chicken and watermelon as a general rule. So to me the toon is kind of funny. Just like me being Irish decent- I like my Guiness and soda bread. And my wife being Asian.... well I won't mention a thing about rice 3 meals a day.

There is nothing wrong with pointing out some of the things each culture does and enjoys. But in 2008 you'd think we'd be beyond it going further than that.

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