June 10, 2009

Letterman Fallout [Dan Collins]

Cynn, in comments, and Alicublog, via link, seem to think that my “joke” about Letterman from last night is somehow inappropriate.*

I want to stress to you scum-sucking morons that I don’t care whether Letterman and his writers thought he was addressing the presence at the Yankees game of Bristol Palin or Willow Palin. Either way, his “joke” was a sick and assaultive act directed at a young woman who has done nothing to merit such treatment on national television, you gutter-dwelling hobgoblins of putrescence.

Letterman hasn’t been funny since I was a drunk fratboy, and Treacher could come up with a more entertaining top ten list in a half hour of tweeting than all of his paid hacks can in a day of smoking crack, or whatever it is that they do to get inspired. Letterman gets paid megabucks to get his disgusting hate on, against some kid who’s committed the evident sin of going to his city, and you shovel his crap into your gaping maws and cry for seconds. You don’t think the idea of his being dialloed with a baseball bat for being a 27th level nasty cocksucker priest of vicious filth is funny? Screw you with the poxy dildo you rode in on. You’ve got no sense of humor.

Miss Attila has more, in a more civil vein. Or, marginally so.

And these cretins seem to think it’s somehow awful that Letterman has become a target of teh wingers. He’s a big boy, don’t you think? Maybe someone who builds a career on douchebaggery–kind of like you, Edroso–ought to expect that he’ll get called on it from time to time. Let him take the heat.

You know what? I think maybe I should get the Village Voice editors’ take on this squalid episode. There are some good writers over there. You’re not one of them, Edroso.

* Maybe the key is to use another well-known figure as a proxy rapist meatpuppet?

Others inappropriately bashing on poor David are John Nolte and Moe Lane. Lileks on “knocked-up jokes.” Fausta’s not hip to the profound social consciousness expressed by this humor, either.

Via Wake Up, America‘s Susan Duclos, who has a nice round-up, kudos to John Cole.

Contessa Brewer interviews Ziegler, but doesn’t want to hear what he has to say.

Posted by Dan Collins @ 5:14am
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Comments (178)

  1. Oh, it does matter whether the young woman upon whom he wanted to sew that scarlet “A” was a legal adult. If he thought he was talking about Bristol (which wouldn’t even make sense, since she goes nowhere, as I understand it, without her baby) it would make him just a fucking asshole douchebag who doesn’t check his facts, as opposed to a borderline bucking criminal fucking grade A-asshole douchebag.

    It’s a subtle distinction, but it exists, and the type of apology owed to an underage girl is different than that owed to an over-18 young single mother. Let us see which one he delivers . . .

  2. By their fruits you will know them, some dude once said, but he was dumb, I think.

    With this little tirade we get a glimpse of Letterhead’s heart and it’s a bitter one.

  3. Yeah, Letterman is the victim here. These people are unbelievable. Roy Edroso is especially thick, and always has been.

  4. Letterman’s an asshole. I haven’t found him funny since I passed the legal age for drinking.

  5. If I were Alex Rodriquez, I’d knock Letterman’s teeth out.

  6. If I were Alex Rodriquez, I’d knock Letterman’s teeth out.

    If I were David Letterman, I’d make a point of avoiding Todd Palin.

  7. Look, this shit is just way over the line. Have you people no humanity? What did I do to deserve this?

  8. Knock knock

  9. I see their line of defense over there is pretty interesting retarded.

    1) He wasn’t referring to Willow, he didn’t say what you thought he said, these are not the droids you are looking for ….
    2) You wingnuts did the same thing (back in 1993)
    3) why are you guys making such a big deal about a late-night joke?

  10. Well, Dan, since I was never a drunken frat boy (ok, drunken yes, frat no), I never found Letterman funny, just a bitter man with a voice on network TV. And I never watch network TV anymore, but as a piece of advice to Dave and his “writers”, I’d combine Allen and Pablo’s comments and avoid BOTH A-Roid and Todd Palin.
    Just sayin’…

  11. Hey, David Letterman has the shriveled soul of a self-hating, narcissistic, fairly untalented person who knows–knows–that what he does as a living is meaningless and pathetic. And he can’t help showing his self-hatred as the deeply inadequate and craven creature that he is, either by spouting nasty insults at young teenage girls or (finally!) marrying the self-abased and physically repellent mother of his 5-year-old kid.

    In his twisted and disagreeable mind, what’s not to hate about the Palins? Both parents are good-looking, accomplished people, achievers who actually have done interesting things in their lives. The children are attractive and personable. All are exactly examples of what Dave has not managed to be or do in his life.

    Yes, he’s a well-paid “comedian,” who obviously hates himself and the people with whom has has surrounded himself–the yes-men, the obsequious band leader who laughs for no reason, the woman whose face shows the agony of close exposure to Letterman’s unending contempt for himself and thus by extension everyone around him.

    Trust me, he’s made his own hell, nail by nail, board by board, and has poured thick foulness overtop and surrounded it by a moat of bile nothing can pass.

  12. It’s Leftards like Letterman and our own favorite troll who make me wish for the return of dueling.

  13. Sorry if this has been posted but Letterman doubles down:

    Palin daughter now a prostitute

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16ks_TcaOUs

  14. OTOH, I don’t much like the thread over at Ace’s place either. She didn’t make the comments, he did.

  15. Dan,

    Amen brother

  16. Only consolation is Letterman will suffer for this.

    I’ve never quite trusted Limbaugh since he crossed the line with the Chelsea Clinton “joke.” It was such an obvious overreaching — not as bad as Letterman, but bad. It revealed a mind seduced by hate, and I keep that in mind as I listen to him to this very day.

    These things are rungs down on the ladder toward she-who-is-not-named. People notice.

  17. Give the creep credit – at least he’s picking on SOMEONE HIS OWN AGE.

  18. Salt Lick, in my view, when someone is on the radio (and in that case tv) for so long, they are bound to say something unseemly at some point. Let anyone who has never said a nasty thing cast the first stone.

  19. If Letterman and his apologists feel they haven’t offended, then why would they ever be offended? Why would anyone be offended?

    Very liberating.

  20. So, has Vivian Stringer jumped out to denounce Letterman yet?

  21. His top ten new jobs for milli and vanilli was also hateful to the german-jamaican community.

  22. Huh. Did he joke about some baseball player boning them when they were teenagers? I can’t recall.

  23. Well they weren’t frat homo gang rape jokes. But maybe you can google it.

  24. meya, did you think Letterman was “funny”, or go over the line?

  25. Or you can dose up with meya this morning and hallucinate it.

  26. The fresh joke is that Elliot Spitzer mistook Palin’s 14yr old for a prostitute Dan. Oh hah hah haha, my sides are splitting. Too funny.

    I wonder if I’d laugh that hard should I see Letterman lying on the ground groaning for mercy.

  27. Did the little Palin sluts deserve it because their mom wore a skirt, meya? Hmmmm?

  28. “meya, did you think Letterman was “funny”, or go over the line?”

    Are those mutually exclusive? I tend not to find rape jokes funny.

  29. I think meya and Letterman and all the Letterman cult are saying “lighten up, there is no line.”

    Someday, when Obama has his way, and we’re all wandering the streets in rags, it will come down to an ass-kicking contest. Letterman will hide in a spiderhole, leaving his ‘family’ to fend for themselves.

  30. David Letterman is a creepy old pig. If a conservative ever even implied something like this about a teenage child of a liberal politician it would be a nuclear winter of friggin outrage. This is bullshit, making sexual jokes about children family members is wrong.

  31. Are those mutually exclusive? I tend not to find rape jokes funny.

    I tend to think it’s time for you to change the dressing on that massive head wound.

  32. Are those mutually exclusive? I tend not to find rape jokes funny.

    But they are acceptable if they are politically expedient? As usual you seem to be having a hard time making a complete point.

  33. what political advantage is gained by making rape jokes about 14 year olds?

  34. The demonstration that they’re all targets if their mommy isn’t enlightened, like one.

  35. Letterman is a public figure, and like most, he must expect to get criticized publicly when he crosses the boundaries of taste and decorum…

    Palin’s children, on the other hand, are private citizens, most under the age of majority. And just because their Mom is the Givernor of Alaska doesn’t make it open season to employ them as props in alleged comedy sketchs that are actually thinky veiled hit pieces designed to permanently identify Palin as a person to be ridiculed for all time…

    Because the left fears Palin’s charismatic personality and populist appeal and a re loathe to face her as a main line opponent, they will go to any length to discredit her. I mean, although she’s just recently come back into the national public spotlight, they’ve continued to pillory her all along during the time when she has not been. Yet, not one of the national SRM networks reported that she had been completely cleared of any wrongdoing in the capricious and suspiciously timed charges that she faced last fall…

    There was a time in our country when the children of our leaders were off limits. Harry Truman famously threatened to kick a reporter in the balls for writing bad press on a piano recital his adult daughter had given. And, while the subject of a bad-taste joke or too-ones that were apologized for or retracted quickly-Chelsea Clinton was allowed the privacy a young woman should be afforded to become the lady she is today. But, I don’t have to remind anyone here how NBC took cheap shots at her last winter when it looked for a time like Hillz might edge out Obama…

    There was a time in this country when children were off limits. But like many other limits, the left has kicked them to the curb in their lust for power by any means necessary. And so it is that the hypocritical inventors of the politics of personal destruction also wail loudest when called out publicly for their despicible behavior…

  36. “I tend not to find rape jokes funny.”

    Tend?

    Oy.

  37. Gee, I wonder what would happen if folks were to make similar remarks about the first children..!

    OUTRAGE!1!!1!, and rightly so!

    I would be amongst the first to curse them mightily…

    Leave.The.Kids.Outta.It…

    They.Didn’t.Choose.To.Be.Where.They.Are…

    All the Alinsky techniques, the politics of personal destruction, and the by any means necessary mindset of the left in this country have reduced discourse in this great nation to the equivalent of a sophmoric childrens insult session…

    And when the fur flying gets too ugly, the favorite (Democrats) go to mommy (the SRM) to discipline the bad ones that hurt their feelings (anyone who opposes their agenda)…

    Effin’ disgusting

  38. When I was younger, I noticed that David Lettermen seemed to despise his sidekick Paul. He treated him like crap on the air in front of everybody. I never watched him much because I can’t stand douchebags who use their power (so called) to trash other people for a living. Letterman has the heart the size of the scrooge. He will reap what he sows.

  39. Well, Paul’s not as manly as David. Am I right?

  40. I think #35 just kicked the everliving shit out of #33.

    Speaking of law — we weren’t? — I suppose there’s two sides to every case. The side where you’re right and the side where you’re dead-wrong and you know it, you liar you.

    The former can argue on principle against which the latter will be a lying, grandstanding sack of excrement who may somehow yet sleep at night but definitely shouldn’t for the hole in the soul.

    Which brings us back to certain bullshittery, mewling, and self-embarrassing thread-utterances herein. Oh. I guess that was on topic.

  41. Besides, the left lovers in the media will not be able to stop Sarah Palin. She will run for president in 2012 and she will be the GOP nominee. Everyone knows this. That is why the left is so hateful toward her. They are afraid. They see in Sarah what I see… an unashamed conservative who threatens to pummel liberals with her common sense values. We haven’t seen such a creature in politics in America since 1981-1988.

  42. Why do people like meya and others feel the need to defend this or make some moral equivalency argument? Why can’t they just say it is wrong and move on. Whatever I am just full of useless questions that have no correct answer today I guess.

  43. This is interesting. In Roy Edroso’s Community Based Reality, criticizing Obama is an invitation to assassinate him.

    I ask again: Is the Village Voice actually paying this imbecile?

  44. Whatever I am just full of useless questions that have no correct answer today I guess.

    Uh oh. meya’s rubbing off on you, Pink.

  45. Why do people feel the need to defend this or make some moral equivalency argument?

    Because they can.

    or make some moral equivalency argument?

    Sophistry. Morality and equivalency have nothing to do with it. Some people just like to practice their lie technique on such things, Pink.

  46. Not rubbing off on me exactly more like making me throw up my hands in frustration. Just because this “attacks” members of the opposite political party they vote for this is an action to be defended. I just do not get that mentality. It disgusts and repulses me.

  47. I’ve noticed that meya has still not answered the question, except with more questions.

    Answers would be good. I don’t think Dan is in the business of breeding questions for sale or running in some nationwide questions derby.

  48. A funny experiment would be to compare the angst people on the right spent weeks chewing on over “I hope he fails”, to the left wing response to “raping your underage daughter”.
    /

  49. It elected the last batch of freaks and liars too, Pink.

  50. what political advantage is gained by making rape jokes about 14 year olds?

    It conveys the message “anyone who dares to oppose The Party Line, will be destroyed, and we’ll go after your family, too”. Or, as Klavan put it so succinctly: “SHUT UP!” Anyone with two brain cells to rub together understands that’s why they say such things.

    And people wonder why some of us post pseudonymously.

  51. Has Al Sharpton invited Letterman to come on his radio show for a chat about Letterman’s transgressions yet, you know, to give Letterman a chance to apologize and grovel a bit before he gets fired from CBS? Surely the good Reverend notices the parallels, no? Indeed, President Obama himself is calling for Letterman’s ouster, isn’t he?

  52. “Not rubbing off on me exactly more like making me throw up my hands in frustration”

    Mr Pink,

    That is the goal, it is a war of attrition they are executing.

  53. Why do people like meya and others feel the need to defend this or make some moral equivalency argument?

    Because they are lying, spinning crapweaseling fascists.

    They have no conscience. They are pure sociopaths whose sole motivation is power.

  54. Mr. Pink,

    Their circle the wagons technique, regardless of the issue or circumstance, is part and parcel of the “by any means necessary” strategy. Any tactic is justified of it is a means to their desired ends. While the usual tactics are sophistry, lying, hypocritical faux outrage, and my personal favorite, the irrational intolerance of differing opinions-in the name of fairness and tolerance; Lettermans latest bilious venom is simply an example of their ultimate fall back tactic when all else is failing-personal destruction for political ends…

    No one, in their eyes, is off limit when a person such as Palin poses to them what they percieve to be an existential threat; and make no mistake-she does. They fear her for the same reason all of the intelligentsia feared and loathed Ronald Reagan. Just like Ronnie, she formulates arguments without need of nuance because she believes what she’s saying and doesn’t plan on having to walk-back statements or fall back on weasel words later. They fear her so because she is all the things I have said, and a woman too with broad appeal among men, and potentially among women; the single largest voting bloc the Democrats have come to rely on and the one that could potentially swing the election against them…

    That is why they will immediately go nuclear, and use all the ideological WMD at their disposal to try to tar her as ridiculous in the publics eye. And that’s why that doofus Dave chose to take the opportunity of her presence in NY as a pretext to ridicule her further…

    People will remember this line crossing though, and the more they treat her unfairly, the more the rank and file folks will come to like and respect her…

  55. Meya, I’ll tell you. THEY WON! And it’s important to stay won. It reduces the threat level and produces a feeling of satisfaction to make salacious remarks about the high hilarity of what is perceived as Republican hypocrisy – Evangelical christian daughters who don’t live up to evangelical levels of purity. The more Palin and her family are made ridiculous, with insinuations and vulgar jokes about failings that point up what is viewed as Republican hypocrisy, the easier it is to keep her out of the contest. Mission accomplished.

    To Letterman it was ok to make the crack because it points out, in his mind and other like-minded individuals, the incongruity and falsity and wrongness of Republican notions of sexual behavior and responsibility, Palin was maintaining public visibility stumping for a worth cause, and so it’s not only ok but IMPORTANT to make use of the latest notices in the media about that, and the mentions that she is traveling with her daughter willow, and turn them to something unpleasant and vulgar.

    That’s the benefit. It’s only in hindsight that the COST of lowering oneself to rape jokes about 14 yo’s becomes apparent. Everyone they knew in New York thought it was funny.

  56. I know SarahW,

    But isn’t it funny that Obama, after passing the spendulus bill and the gargantuan budget, gives out lectures about how “we’re broke!”, and, “we have to live within our means!”, or palavers on yesterday about “pay-go” legislation, and is somehow not being hypocritical too..?

    Puzzling indeed if hypocrisy means, you know, what I think it does…

    Oh and, this is one person in NY that didn’t think his joke was funny, and doesn’t think that Dave is either; he “jumped the shark” 25 years ago…

  57. “#

    Comment by meya on 6/10 @ 7:29 am #

    what political advantage is gained by making rape jokes about 14 year olds?”

    Confirmation of your weltanschauung.

  58. What timing from Parker. It is like Letterman and Parker are part of a seemless team…

  59. When it comes to “half-baked”, the lady knows whereof she speaks.

  60. People will remember this line crossing though, and the more they treat her unfairly, the more the rank and file folks will come to like and respect her…

    The tricky bit is forcing this sort of foul play into the open, and calling it for what it is, without appearing to whine or complain. It’s very difficult to get the tone right in public appearances, but it’s about the only way that we stand a chance of getting people to wake up to the tactics being employed to manipulate them.

    I don’t know if Palin is the one, or if we’ll have to wait for the next target they choose. But between the current administration’s inept handling of all things economic and diplomatic, and the continuing ugliness from its allies in the media, I’m guessing they’ve got less than six months before they experience their “Have you no decency?” moment.

    The fun thing about fads and cults such as the Obama Family is the speed with which people distance themselves from them once they’re no longer deemed “cool.” I’m keeping a supply of popcorn at the ready for when the time comes.

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  62. what political advantage is gained by making rape jokes about 14 year olds?

    Make the cost of Palin staying in the public eye so horrendous she has no choice but to get out of politics. Or, if Palin does stay in politics, and the rhetoric ramps up, it gives the fascists the opportunity to decry what a horrible mother Palin is for exposing her children to such hostility.

    It also serves notice to other people who might be tempted to get into politics: “This is the price you will pay if you defy us. We will destroy you. We will defile all you hold dear. If, on the other hand, you play on our team, you will be untouchable.”

    (Don’t believe that last bit? Well, even after Chappaquiddick, Ted Kennedy was considered a serious candidate for president.)

  63. But between the current administration’s inept handling of all things economic and diplomatic, and the continuing ugliness from its allies in the media, I’m guessing they’ve got less than six months before they experience their “Have you no decency?” moment.

    Given that the answer to that is “no”, I don’t think it will happen. That would require someone call them to answer for their allies remarks, and since they are only ever accessible to their allies…

  64. J Ho #45: excellent points. But they also practice the sophistry to provide cover for the political machines that do have skin in the game.

    I do hope (sorry, I’m an eternal optimist) that ultimately the gratuituous attacks and sophistries, particularly those directed against the Palin family, will harm the “progressive” left over the long run. After all, the have a vice grip over the Democrat Party, which has a commanding political position and therefore responsibility to govern during a major recession, and yet they cannot tighten down the sewage pouring forth from their hate valves one bit. Eventually, the sewage will back up on them.

  65. Make the cost of Palin staying in the public eye so horrendous she has no choice but to get out of politics.

    I think she’s tougher than they think. She’s not going anywhere.

    Their hatred couldn’t even keep Bush from being reelected, remember? It’s definitely not going to work on Palin.

  66. I think this line of attack turns alot of really qualified people away from politics. I mean, most of the folks who can win an election are relatively smart and successful and can make alot more money in the private sector- why subject yourself to the politics of personal destruction.

  67. Rob #62: they will probably do irreparable damage to Palin, but they could damage themselves in the process, too (I can hope, anyway). It’s a shame that such a vile campaign would be directed against the Palins. It might contribute the loss of a strong, principled leader in the public realm. The entire dispicable campaign reflects an erosion of integrity, honor, character, and bedrock American values. At the same time, I believe that her fight will not be in vain even if her career ends up being a casualty.

  68. The right has waited a long time to draw the line in the sand. It should be ashamed of itself for that. The journalism club isn’t to be joined. It is to be wrecked.

  69. And folk that can’t figure that out are just in the way.

  70. Oh, Roy’s harmless.

  71. I do hope (sorry, I’m an eternal optimist) that ultimately the gratuituous attacks and sophistries, particularly those directed against the Palin family, will harm the “progressive” left over the long run.

    And

    they will probably do irreparable damage to Palin, but they could damage themselves in the process, too (I can hope, anyway).

    That’s some mighty strong wishful thinking.

    Care to point to examples a lefty’s expression of hatred that cost them anything?

  72. Hard to keep optimistic about any of this having repercussions for them when they did not even see any for defending Rev. Wright. Hell he was just linked on Drudge saying this crap.

    “Asked if he had spoken to the President, Wright said: “Them Jews aren’t going to let him talk to me.”
    http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-local_wright_0610jun10,0,7603283.story

  73. When it comes to “half-baked”, the lady knows whereof she speaks.

    She even has her own half-bakery.

  74. I’m trying to find out why this,

    Forbidden
    You don’t have permission to access / on this server.

    Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
    Apache/1.3.41 Server at littlemissattila.com Port 80

    comes up every time today I have tried to go to Little Miss Attila’s site. I don’t believe I have done anything so as to be blocked.

  75. Rob: unfortunately, the left’s hatred probably will not cost any individual leftists. However, given the recession, increased government interference in the economy and private affairs, precarious national security situation, etc., the 5-10 year prospects for the Democrat Party mostly will rest on to what degree they are perceived by voters to have delivered results. When they fail to deliver those results, many otherwise clueless voters may look back over the previous few years and begin to remember the continued maliciousness of the media and ruling party as making excuses for failure.

    Closest historical example? I tried to find a good one, but couldn’t. The left has always gotten away with their malicious misinformation campaigns in the past, with a few exceptions (e.g. Alger Hiss), and these campaigns have not cost the Democrat Party at the ballotbox.

    Darn it, Rob, there went my optimism . . .

  76. I encountered the same 403 message geoffb, so it isn’t only you.

  77. Thanks sdferr She must have some server problem. I used the Google cache to read her entries on Letterman’s assholery.

  78. I can hardly tell the difference, in terms of world views, between Wright (Black Liberation Theology) and the leaders of the Nation of Islam. Likewise, what is the difference between whether Obama is a Christian non-Jewish progressive internationalist or a Muslim non-Jewish progressive internationalist?

    Well, other than the fact that his administration and political base include many Jewish progressive internationalists who are expected to keep things balanced so to speak . . .

  79. 403 here too. and yeah, probably a server issue.

  80. The tricky bit is forcing this sort of foul play into the open, and calling it for what it is, without appearing to whine or complain.

    This is the right tone to strike. Pathetic is exactly right.

  81. Statements from Sarah and Todd Palin
    Today at 8:17am
    “Any ‘jokes’ about raping my 14-year-old are despicable. Alaskans know it and I believe the rest of the world knows it, too.”

    – Todd Palin

    “Concerning Letterman’s comments about my young daughter (and I doubt he’d ever dare make such comments about anyone else’s daughter): ‘Laughter incited by sexually-perverted comments made by a 62-year-old male celebrity aimed at a 14-year-old girl is not only disgusting, but it reminds us some Hollywood/NY entertainers have a long way to go in understanding what the rest of America understands – that acceptance of inappropriate sexual comments about an underage girl, who could be anyone’s daughter, contributes to the atrociously high rate of sexual exploitation of minors by older men who use and abuse others.'”

    – Governor Sarah Palin

    Sarah Palin Facebook Link

  82. Salt Lick, in my view, when someone is on the radio (and in that case tv) for so long, they are bound to say something unseemly at some point. Let anyone who has never said a nasty thing cast the first stone.

    Carin — I’ll grant you radio — the speech there is usually extemparaneous and it’s easy to cross the line, especially when callers have the opportunity to aggravate the crap out of you for 3 hours.

    But as you note, Rush did the Chelsea thing on TV. It included a prearranged photo of a dog which was supposed to represent Chelsea. She was what — 13-14? Like Letterman’s monologue, Rush’s was rehearsed, and what shined out was not the humor, but the desire to hurt, to be nasty. To a child whose parents just happened to be political opponents.

    I still listen to Rush most days. Brilliant man and thinker.

  83. The thing that’s always going to screw the right… they are hard-wired without a sense of humor.

    The right thinks Dennis Miller and “An American Carol” (with a Rotten Tomatoes rating of THIRTEEN percent) are a laugh riot.

    And of course there was the Fox New’s comedy disaster, “The 1/2 Hour News Hour”.

    Arrogant, authortarinan and humorless… that pretty much sums up the right.

  84. Salt Lick — did Rush follow up the next day with by calling Chelsea a prostitute? Or did he never touch the subject again?

  85. Oh, look, another pseudonym for some lefty troll.

    FOAD.

  86. Yeah, David Letterman is hilarious, and I just can’t see it.

  87. Rob — Not that I know of.

    The tricky bit is forcing this sort of foul play into the open, and calling it for what it is, without appearing to whine or complain.

    See Palin’s response posted by royf, Squid. She greased her snowmobile with Letterman’s guts. Outstanding.

  88. Rob — Not that I know of.

    Exactly.

  89. Do you listen to Rush, Rob?

  90. The thing that’s always going to screw the right… they are hard-wired without a sense of humor.

    The right thinks Dennis Miller and “An American Carol” (with a Rotten Tomatoes rating of THIRTEEN percent) are a laugh riot.

    And of course there was the Fox New’s comedy disaster, “The 1/2 Hour News Hour”.

    Arrogant, authortarinan and humorless… that pretty much sums up the right.

    That’s an impressive amount of stupid to pack into four sentences!

  91. Letterman’s joke was dumb. But Dan “Dirty Words Mean I’m Funny, You Stupid Asshole” Collins pretending to be some kind of judge of taste is hilarious.

  92. Dumb, huh? That’s it?

    Why don’t you explain, beetroot, just how that joke’s supposed to work. I realize that it really takes the humor out of it, but explain it to me, please. What does it presuppose on the part of the audience, for starters?

    Then, tell me how ugly my words are.

  93. “The thing that’s always going to screw the right… they are hard-wired without a sense of humor.”

    Whereas reactionary leftists reach 13 and have a humorectomy, sort of a retrogressive rite of passage.

    “Today I am an asshat!”

  94. “#

    Comment by beetroot on 6/10 @ 11:09 am #

    Letterman’s joke was dumb. But Dan “Dirty Words Mean I’m Funny, You Stupid Asshole” Collins pretending to be some kind of judge of taste is hilarious.”

    “Today I am an asshat!”

  95. Hey Deaf Ox, come talk about my daughter to my face and I’ll show you some laughing that’ll make the hairs on your palms stand up. Then you’ll be unconscious.

  96. I saw Gran Torino last night. After effects.

  97. Hmmm… they have dug deep in the troll cave to send out the apologists on this one. I guess you can tell the sincerity of the defense, by the defenders, eh?

  98. So either the joke was “dumb” or right wingers do not have a sense of humor got it. Freakin idiots.

  99. I realize that it really takes the humor out of it, but explain it to me, please. What does it presuppose on the part of the audience, for starters?

    Hard to explain, Dan, but I think the following helps illustrate —

    — What do you tell a woman with two black eyes?
    — Nothing, you already told the bitch twice.

    See? Humor.

  100. Do you listen to Rush, Rob?

    More so recently than I have in the past.

    What ever the motivation for the Chelsea Clinton incident, he learned from it. He may just be masking a nasty disposition, but given that was, what, fifteen years ago, he’s doing a hell of a job of it.

    Letterman followed up his “slutty stewardess” remark with the Rodriguez rape “joke” then followed that up with a joke about Spitzer hitting on Willow.

  101. Free David Letterman!

  102. So conservatives have no sense of humor eh, ya hoser.

    Humor tends to have a sell buy date and so it is more difficult to make a movie or TV episode that can hold up to repeated viewing over many years.

    That said I’ve enjoyed many viewing of “Galaxy Quest”, “Ghostbusters”, “Meatballs”, “Groundhog Day” (Bill Murray seems to have a genius for film comedy), “The Princess Bride”, “Blazing Saddles”, “Time Bandits”, “Used Cars”, “The Blues Brothers”, even “The Buffy Musical” episode, “Uncle Buck” and “Home Alone”. Not to mention all the classics like the Marx Brothers films.

    Conservatives have to have a sense of humor just to get through the day with the politics and media we have to see constantly. The Progressives are the humorless bunch, comrade.

  103. I dont think any single political thing has made me so angry as this.
    It really is a line.

    Its all bittersweet to me since I am no Palin fan (my wife is though.)

  104. The left used to find Dennis Miller funny too; before the scales fell off his eyes following 9/11…

  105. Free David Letterman!

    He would almost be worth that price, thor.

  106. “#Comment by The thor on 6/10 @ 11:27 am #

    Free David Letterman!”

    No thanks, I already have a bitch at home.

    She’s a sweet little dog.

  107. the criticism that the Palin’s deserve some scorn shouldnt hold water: DL was scorching Willow, 14, not her 18 yr. old sister (who admittedly cant shut the f-ck up or stay out of People).

    I wonder what it was like in the writers room….you know that Letterman reads what is written for him, right? He hasn’t written a joke since Cyrus Vance was Sec. of State. Did they have a few frosh in high school jokes at hand, sort of plug-and-play for the next conservative coming down the pike?

  108. DL was scorching Willow, 14, not her 18 yr. old sister…

    Actually, mcgruder, if we think about this for a bit, I’m not sure that it holds water. After all, even Letterman would admit that Willow hasn’t done anything overt to deserve these comparisons, outside being the younger sister of a girl, now woman, who became pregnant at 17 yrs, a mother at 18 yrs and the daughter of the mother of same. In other words, how do we think Bristol Palin will be feeling about Letterman’s hurtful comments about her undeserving sister this morning? Privately blaming herself for her sister’s public exposure to ridicule, maybe? To the extent that the pain falls back toward her — Bristol that is — Letterman and his writers can be seen to be aiming not just at Sarah Palin but at her daughter back home as well and carelessly catching blameless Willow up in their meanness.

  109. “Why is Amy Carter so ugly?”
    “Because her father is Janet Reno”
    -Johh McCain

    Yeah, Letterman is truly the crudest jokester out there.

    Dickheads.

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  111. If you’re going to quote people, kate, you really need to get the quote right. Which you didn’t.

  112. Not to mention that she’s preaching to a congregation that ain’t exactly made up of the McCain Cheerleading Squad.

    I’m thinking maybe Kate hasn’t done any real homework. She just gets to talking point from Big Daddy Soros, and starts hitting the comment threads until she reaches her quota.

  113. I wonder if they’re paid by the post, word, or, you know, stroke

  114. “Why is Amy Carter so ugly?”
    “Because her father is Janet Reno”
    -Johh McCain

    Yeah, Letterman is truly the crudest jokester out there.

    Dickheads.

    Well, they are both hideously ugly women so it isn’t idiotic in the same way that a dweeb like David Axelrod calling Carrie Prejean a dog is. But Carter and Reno aren’t exactly teenage girls now are they? You dumb twat.

  115. Yeah, we all defended McCain for that.

    And everything else.

  116. I’ll defend rape jokes, sort of.

    There are funny ones. Four, I think. Louis C.K. makes one every couple years. I won’t wreck them by typing them (they’re easily found, anyway), but how they work isn’t like Letterman’s not-joke, which works like #62 says.

    LCK always casts himself (his comedy-rhetorical self) as the rapist, and makes the joke on him. Sometimes, no one in the joke gets raped. When someone does, it’s Hitler or an animal, and the joke’s not that they get raped; they’re not the target of mockery. Rape is — as ineffective problem-solving, physically ridiculous, impossible to rationalize, etc.

    I’m underselling the jokes by formularizing them. They’re great. And they’re rape jokes. It’s possible.

    The left used to find Dennis Miller funny too; before the scales fell off his eyes following 9/11…

    That didn’t quite happen. Miller’s politics haven’t changed. You can check the old tapes. What he wrote for himself always had a “post-9/11″ perspective. Party I.D. aside, he’s a long-term neocon, like the word meant when it meant something. The media’s treatment of Stockdale changed him more than 9/11 did. He stopped being a political elitist.

    It’s the “left” that’s changed (sort of) after 9/11. Their desires came out. They were freed, and 9/11 was (sort of) the date of their liberation. Before after-9/11, their animating lust to purge and terrorize was something only wackjobs like me noticed. It isn’t anymore. They just say it, more and more.

    Miller was an early post-9/11 target. Now they’re after almost everybody, almost always, almost everywhere. It’s going to get worse.

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  118. You wonder how many of the gloriously brilliant lefties have ever heard of “tu quoque”.

  119. I didn’t remember the exact joke McCain told about Chelsea so I took the idiot troll literally when she inserted Amy Carter. Still it’s funny to watch leftards try to equate a tasteless joke made at a fundraiser (that leaked out} to a joke made on national television.

  120. Calling somebody ugly is just as bad as joking about them getting raped. Nothing matters because everything is equal.

  121. “tu quoque”

    For some reason, every time I read that phrase, I think it refers to a wig.

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  123. Kate520 is so ugly when she was born the doctor slapped her momma.

  124. Kate520 is so ugly when she was born the doctor pushed her back in.

  125. Letterman is about as funny as pancreatic cancer.
    Just like Garafalo, Bill Maher etc.
    The left don’t have comedians, they have bitter people sniping their betters because they can’t win with ideas.

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  127. I’m still trying to get “tu quoquesuckers” into regular parlance. Big problem is that it’s a lot more fun to say than it is to type.

  128. Kate520 is so ugly that the doctor thought he saw two placentas and wondered what happened to the twins.

  129. Ya know, Letterman’s got a lot of nerve picking on a teenager for her unplanned pregnancy. Didn’t he “knock up” his girlfriend when he was in his fifties?

  130. Kate520 is so ugly when she was born the doctor pushed her back in the hole he thought she came out of.

  131. Kate520 is to ugly as Oliver Willis is to grotesquely morbidly obese.

  132. Ahhh the liberal left excuse letterman from his child rape by saying he thought it was the other daughter..GIVE ME A BREAK….I’ve had enough…SHAME ON LETTERMAN AND CBS…THEY ARE DISGUSTING!

  133. I’m here for my cockslapping!

  134. I wonder how many names this “wingnut chaser” douchebag has posted under …

  135. Meya – The girl is 14 and you are defending this. That tells us oodles about your character, or rather, lack thereof.

  136. Actually I said it’s wrong.

  137. And 14 isn’t stautory rape in NY, who knew? – thanks for educating us meya!

  138. #134 “But rape jokes are the wrong way to do it.”

    #137 “Actually I said it’s wrong.”

    Wrong because it doesn’t work to the effect you desire is not a ringing It’s Wrong.

    Besides wrong is the least of what it is.

  139. And people born in Manhattan are Dominicans.

  140. Palin has some sweet tits and ass. I wish she was president! It doesn’t matter that she’s a retard.

  141. I love all the righteous indignation here at Cockslap Central.

    Women, know this: you have no better friend than Dan Collins.

  142. Ok thor,

    I think you can put away the Kabuki masks. We all know it’s you. You can’t resist insulting Palin…

    It’s almost pathalogical…

    You’re scarin’ me, man. I thought you were more disinterested than this…

  143. I love all the righteous indignation here at Cockslap Central.

    Even more than you love taking it up the ass, I’ll bet, Pudge-O.

    Did you find a job yet?

  144. Any ‘jokes’ about raping my 14-year-old are despicable. Alaskans know it and I believe the rest of the world knows it, too. Because everyone here in the 49th state knows to back the fuck off because that hot little piece of ass is MINE, dammit.”

    – Tod Palinn

  145. Letterman said something very obnoxious but he is just a comedian. Not a hero of the DNC or a a helpful fundraiser for Democrats or the fill-in leader for the party.

    I’m sure most won’t care for the hint but it is what it is.

  146. Did you find a job yet?

    Does fucking your mother count, SBP?

  147. þhese trolls are fucking pathetic. Much like Letterman.

  148. Vile little fuckers, these trolls are.

  149. Does fucking your mother count, SBP?

    Given that she’s both over the age of consent and not starving to death in the rubble of a Communist slave state, I don’t think you’d have much chance with her.

    But hey, one can always dream.

  150. Palin reminds whoreboi of that girl who laughed at him when he asked her out in high school.

  151. But hey, one can always dream.

    And you should be thankful that syphilis isn’t hereditary.

    [She's not] starving to death in the rubble of a Communist slave state

    Whew! It’s good to know that your ma can still fuck for food, even in a place like Cuba. So at least she has that going for her.

  152. Shouldn’t you be getting some sleep? Tomorrow’s a business day and you know you promised Daddy that you’d get a job this week FOR SURE.

  153. But Dan “Dirty Words Mean I’m Funny, You Stupid Asshole” Collins pretending to be some kind of judge of taste is hilarious.”

    That can’t be beet. beet is usually a bit more clever than that.

  154. “Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly? Because her father is Janet Reno.”

    – Senator John McCain, whom you voted for

  155. Kiernan…

    We went through that upthread…

    Besides, two wrongs never make a right…

  156. #

    Comment by Bob Reed on 6/10 @ 9:51 pm #

    Ok thor,

    I think you can put away the Kabuki masks. We all know it’s you. You can’t resist insulting Palin…

    It’s almost pathalogical…

    You’re scarin’ me, man. I thought you were more disinterested than this…

    Here’s the thing, Bob, when I post, even when I’m joshing on ya by changing my nick up a bit, you can easily tell whether it’s me. I dunst aynge me syntax a’tall.

    That ain’t me.

    I was genuinely bored with Dan’s second wave of multiple outrage orgasms pertaining to David Letterman. A fuck giveth I not, really. My savaging of the Palin pod was a phase I’ve outgrown. Charging to Washington on the wings of the mantra “we’re just normal regular stupid Alaskan fucks, just as dumb as all you stupid white fucks in patriotic America” struck me as trauma level asinine; Sarah Palin could have sprayed herself down with sperm perfume and I wouldn’t have been anymore repulsed.

    During the week I’ll generally check out PW from my laptop in the morning over coffee (get this, I sometimes prepare and drink chilled coffee, but most always flavored, Hazelnut being my favorite) while watching CNBC, Mario Gabelli was on this morning saying what he’s always said for the past ten years, but I like him OK. I get up early, like a soldier. Then, if I have time, I’ll peruse the net for news later in the afternoon and sometimes again late at night, but not so much of the late surfing lately because of my solid social calender. Many of my weekends are wide open. That’s my schedule. I hope this helps you pare down the mystery turd dropping perps.

  157. I was LTC JDAM at one point last week, if you didn’t know that already. Dan was fed up with me for a reason I’ve now forgotten.

  158. Sorry thor,

    I apologize, it was my mistake. I saw the Goldstein central and the use of cockslap, and well, jumped to conclusions. I should have realized that there was no flourish to it.

    No offense meant…

  159. That’s funny too…

    I often watch CNBC in the AM too, while drinking my coffee. Hazelnut is outstanding, but I take it warm; Long Island is nice, but it’s no south Florida…

    You know, I live at the beach too…
    I could be your poorer, eeeeeeevil, RethugliKKKan twin…

    scary thought, eh?

  160. I’ve never used the word cockslap. That’s so Jeff’s word. The perp might be that nutty professor from Whatever U. in Kentucky, Ric something or another.

    Have you noticed that when the Prof.s cat fight that there’s a lot of blows to the groin and clawing at the eyes? Steering the youth of America seems must cause a build up of professional spite, but who can really say (I use that phrase a lot).

  161. South Florida has its charm, mostly in the form of Georgia runaways who swing from brass poles.

  162. I’m sorry that I’ve bored you, thor, and I invite you to anatomize the joke and explain how it was supposed to be funny.

  163. I will continue to pose my question in hope of an answer.Where was all the outrage from the right wing radical racists when limpboy the dope addict called the Clinton child a dog?Someone please explain to me the difference.Thank you.

  164. Where was all the outrage from the right wing radical racists… ?

    Here.

  165. When was that, M. Dove?

  166. I’ll say it again: My main concern with Dave Letterman getting Giuliani Timed with a baseball bat is…what did the poor bat do to deserve that?

  167. “South Florida has its charm, mostly in the form of Georgia runaways who swing from brass poles.”

    Oh noes! I do not know if this is funny. Are the Georgia runaways under-age? Are any of their parents celebrities? How am I supposed to know whether to laugh or be shocked?

  168. “Letterman hasn’t been funny since I was a drunk fratboy-“

    “Since”?

  169. Comment by Dan Collins on 6/11 @ 6:15 am #

    I’m sorry that I’ve bored you, thor, and I invite you to anatomize the joke and explain how it was supposed to be funny.

    I’ve been apologized to twice in one day on PW. I’ve never won anything in my life! This is so awesome!

    Dan, Letterman doesn’t strike me as genuinely evil. Really, not evil, nor is Leno, nor Conan, well, Conan might be sexually deviant, but in my imagination he’d be that way only with men. A tie always goes to the jokester in my book, and, anyway, I naturally assumed Dave was referring to Bristol.

    Please do not think less of me, if that’s possible.

  170. That’s really funny, Paul_D. What’s your excuse for thinking he’s funny?

  171. thor – why is it any more acceptable if it was referring to Bristol?

  172. Hey people, here is Dave Letterman’s Family Photo Album taken from this link: http://www.geocities.com/davidletterman82/LettermanFamilyPic12.html and showing him carrying his Butt Naked baby boy. Seems like he has fascination with underage children? Hmmmm, I wonder what he did to the boy after the photo shoot. Taste your own medicine, you scumbag!

  173. David Letterman is a disgusting old fraud. Where did he knock-up his frumpy wife before he married her? Have you seen the photos of them together? They shouldn’t even call frogs ugly.

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  175. DAVID LETTERMAN’S HATE, ETC. !

    David Letterman’s hate is as old as some ancient Hebrew prophets.
    Speaking of anti-Semitism, it’s Jerry Falwell and other fundy leaders who’ve gleefully predicted that in the future EVERY nation will be against Israel (an international first?) and that TWO-THIRDS of all Jews will be killed, right?
    Wrong! It’s the ancient Hebrew prophet Zechariah who predicted all this in the 13th and 14th chapters of his book! The last prophet, Malachi, explains the reason for this future Holocaust that’ll outdo even Hitler’s by stating that “Judah hath dealt treacherously” and “the Lord will cut off the man that doeth this” and asks “Why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother?”
    Haven’t evangelicals generally been the best friends of Israel and Jewish persons? Then please explain the recent filthy, hate-filled, back-stabbing tirades by David Letterman (and Sandra Bernhard) against a leading evangelical named Sarah Palin, and explain why most Jewish leaders have seemingly condoned Palin’s continuing “crucifixion”!
    While David and Sandra are tragically turning comedy into tragedy, they are also helping to speed up and fulfill the Final Holocaust a la Zechariah and Malachi, thus helping to make the Bible even more believable!
    (For even more stunning information, visit MSN and type in “Separation of Raunch and State” and “Bible Verses Obama Avoids.”)

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