March 25, 2009

The White-Face Comedy of the United Slaves of Obama

Will 'Sure dead American soldiers are funny.' Graham The Onion's Executive Producer / Director Insect

Currently playing at "The Onion" is what has to be the most repulsive attempt at comedy in living memory. It is, to say the least, stunning in the depth of its callousness. It is what happens to souls rotten with nihilism and long-schooled in depravity. It exemplifies, better than almost anything else in the past months, the low and insectoid popular culture that now palms itself off as "comic relief" in the age of Obama.

As others have noticed in the past week, the broadcast efforts of our national jesters have, in the face of ample opportunities for satire, steered very, very clear of anything that might touch the sacred icon of President Obama. Not because he is too big to fail but, truth be told, he is too African-American to fail. Comics of the caucasian persuasion are simply terrified, not of his politics, but of his race. Obama not only knows this, but depends upon it. And he has not been disappointed. Chris Stigall casts a cold eye on this trend today at Big Hollywood with Remember When SNL Was Funny? (Obama Ushers in New Era of Comedic Irresponsibility)

Instead of taking aim at the failings and foibles of Obama and his Gang That Couldn't Think Straight, comedy outlets seem to be announcing that the end of comedy has finally arrived when it comes to political commentary. As this clip amply demonstrates, the approved targets for comedy are no longer American Presidents but dead American soldiers.

I'd originally titled this item "Pour Encourages les Autres: The Staff of the Onion Needs to Be Summarily Shot," but then I realized that would be too, too easy for these bugs. Too merciful. Instead, those responsible for this travesty need to be kept alive for a long time. As the years roll by them, they need -- wherever they go and whatever life brings them -- to be shown this bit of their "contribution" to their nation and their era. This item needs to be the one thing that they are known for.

One would think that somewhere the people who pulled this revolting little bit of video together would have some smidgen of shame, but as we know only too well the capacity of these "citizens" to even begin to feel something akin to shame left them long, long ago.

"As many of you know I carry a piece of my son's bloody uniform here with me..."

The real congressman, Minority Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia's 7th District, might want to say a few words about this as well.

[If anyone can identify this actor, it would be nice to know his name for future reference.]

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Executive Producer / Director - Will Graham
Producer - Marc Lieberman
Head Writer - Carol Kolb
Co-Producer - Claudina DelGuidice
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Associate Producer - Elizabeth Koe
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Locations Coordinator - Chris Kelly
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Posted by Vanderleun at March 25, 2009 7:37 PM
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My suggestion is to notify the team at

We had a lawyer in Chicago go after a Marine home on leave a few years ago, and let's just say that the lawyer now wishes he hadn't gone after the Marine.

I still remember that bastard lawyers name..Jay Grodner. Look it up...


Posted by: JD at March 25, 2009 9:05 PM

what's your problem? that was FUNNY!

Posted by: mike at March 25, 2009 11:07 PM

You're an idiot. It's not making fun of dead soldiers, it's making fun of people who use the memory of dead soldiers for political gain.

Did I mention you're an idiot?

Posted by: Dan at March 25, 2009 11:10 PM

I can't believe you're stupid enough to never realize that the Onion video is making fun of people just like yourself.

More interested in bleating on about RESPEKTING ARR TROOPS than the actual men and women who protect us. All conservative dominionist voters fit that description.

Posted by: Merkin at March 26, 2009 12:50 AM

What a strange little burst of bleats. I wonder where they are coming from. They all seem to have the same rusty syntax.

Posted by: vanderleun at March 26, 2009 1:05 AM

Things may have changed a bit at the Onion, which has produced real humor at times in the past.

This was indeed an attempt to caricature politicians, but the fact that they passed up so many rich targets for one that wasn't tells us something about its writers.

Humor must contain an element of truth, but there is no humor in Marxism, as Obama and his legions are proving. It's sucking the humor out of the industry like baking soda sucks the scent out of an onion.

A better sentence for them would be to be forced to put this in stand-up and watch it kill a live audience of their choice twice a night for a year. Or if they prefer it could be a USO tour.

Posted by: james wilson at March 26, 2009 7:22 AM

I'm reminded of an actual infamous quote from WWII. Workers at the Brewster aircraft plant went on strike, in violation of a no-strike pledge, in a dispute over the right of plant guards to choose work assignments by seniority. The local union president was quoted: "If I had brothers at the front line who needed the 10 or 12 planes that were sacrificed [by the strike], I'd let them die, if necessary, to preserve our way of life or rights or whatever you want to call it."

That's why our troops were giving their lives -- seniority.

Posted by: Umbriel at March 26, 2009 9:31 AM


Umbriel, I have to concur. That's a great story. The good old UAW doing what they do best.

Posted by: JD at March 26, 2009 10:42 AM

Go get them, sir.

Go get everyone of these pompous perfumed princes.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at March 26, 2009 6:31 PM

I'm not sure if your whole article is satire or not.

How obvious can it be that the Onion is attacking politicians who use soldiers as shields to say and try to pass anything they want?

Posted by: Roger at March 27, 2009 12:05 PM

Yea, The Onion never attacks Obama supporters:

Posted by: The Truth at March 27, 2009 12:12 PM

I don't think you read the onion enough, journalist. they make fun of obama, and they even had an article with the headline "Black Guy Asks the Nation For Change". I hate journalists who just want to talk and avoid research of any kind. I'm sorry if you don't have anything to say, but if you desperately want to say you're a 'journalist' then you should get off your lazy ass and do some research.

Posted by: paul at March 28, 2009 12:22 AM