Washington, Where Nothing’s Funnier than Government-Sponsored Gun-Running

The Annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner is a self-congratulatory mutual masturbation marathon that’s ostensibly a “roast” of the President. No matter who’s in the big chair, at best it’s a drunken festival of strained jokes, rictus-like grins and too-hearty knee slaps. Even with Lindsay Lohan in attendance. But as non-threatening as most of the routines are toward the current commander-in-chief, who the majority in the room would be only too happy to fellate if it would mean single-payer healthcare and Priuses for all, Jimmy Kimmel managed to work in a dig at the big guy (ever so tiny as it was) over the Fast and Furious debacle. We’re not so sure how funny the families 0f all of the dead Mexicans would find the joke. And Brian Terry was unavailable for comment. In the mean time, let’s hope Kimmel’s tax returns are all in good order.


  1. avatar GS650G says:

    Kimmel should be safe, Rush would not be. Let Big O have a good time and a hearty laugh, November is almost here. Then we can laugh.

  2. avatar Taurus609 says:

    Loved the Man Show, don’t watch Jimmy Kimmel late night or whatever it’s called. But I thought he did a great job of slamming just about everyone and everything, and laughed my A?? off at all of it. He went after republicans, liberals, MSNBC, Fox and CNN, so I don’t think he was being partisan in any way, so to slam him for mentioning F/F, I guess I’m missing your point!

    1. avatar APBTFan says:

      The point is there is absolutely nothing funny about any aspect of F&F. Giving him a “bipartisan” pass just because he joked about it is akin to giving him any sort of pass for a woman that was raped and beaten just because he joked about it.

      1. avatar Taurus609 says:

        Sorry APBTFan, I don’t make everything left or right. But if you want to go down that road, let’s remember a president not so long a go. That as thousands of young men and women in uniform were being killed and wounded in the Iraq war, he was telling the enemy to bring it on, and having banners displaying “Mission Accomplished”. And if I’m not mistaken, he (Bush) was making jokes at the same dinner about WMDs.
        So yes I’m sorry for Agent Terry and any other “American” that has died because of F/F or even the one Bush/Cheney authorized during their terms. But have no remorse for the thousands of mexicans caught up in the drug wars, they let themselves be disarmed, I will not!

  3. avatar APBTFan says:

    I believe the point is there is absolutely nothing humorous about F&F in any context. The simple fact that he included it means fuck-all about being bipartisan because he had the gall to make a joke out of a situation that he clearly knows about and is ugly no matter what angle you look at it. It’s akin to giving him a pass for joking about woman being beaten raped simply because he mentioned it.

  4. avatar Parthenon says:

    Hundreds of people are dead. Because of a decision you made.


  5. avatar Aharon says:

    I listened to it twice and did not hear him mention or allude to F&F.

    1. avatar APBTFan says:

      He mentioned Obama sticking to his guns and if he didn’t have any to ask Eric Holder, who green lighted 2,000 guns to Mexico, for some.

      1. avatar Aharon says:

        I’m aware of what EH did and that others at his level and BO knew as much about F&F. So he said to ask EH though it is complete stretch to extend the speaker’s suggestion specifically to F&F.

  6. avatar Aharon says:

    He might have been alluding to the estimated 300 innocent civilians killed in Pakistan by the Drone Strikes.

    1. avatar APBTFan says:

      Highly unlikely and even if so it doesn’t come close to comparing to the hundreds of Mexican civilians killed with F&F supplied weapons who in no way, shape or form can be considered collateral for harboring or associating with known anti-American militants.

      1. avatar Aharon says:

        Young children are not to be considered collateral damage and it is their fault for associating with their parents or others when the missiles hit?

  7. avatar Tim Tritt says:

    What’s that old line? “If you have to explain a joke, its not very funny”?

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