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Actually he's made himself the brunk of jokes
Especially when he tried to apologize and then complained about Magic Johnson was just known for HIV when he has been giving back to the inner cities.
Well, I could expect that in the general population
Maybe I'm expecting too much in the way of professionalism from our public servants? If I'd have made jokes about my boss...and we citizens are Kerry's boss...it had better be at a ceremonial roast with him present.
I haven't heard you complaining when Rush calls
a woman that wants birth control a slut or when Rove says that Clinton has brain damage. You just expect better from the left?
Rush and Rove aren't on the govenment payroll
I don't listen to either of them anyway. I'm sorry but that's just the way it goes. We get to poke fun at each other or our public figures...hopefully done in good taste. Our government officials are hired and payed for by us. They should know better, IMO. Of course, those who were incensed by the reported comments Mr. Stirling made will have their own rules of fairness I suppose...or make them up as needed.
I'm not a particular fan of Kerry's....
......but I think you're reaching a bit with this one, Steven.
I know it could sound picky
but isn't being picky in vogue about anywhere else today? I just think that everyone should know and respect who they work for. Kerry, whether he likes it or not, works for all US citizens. One shouldn't make mockery of their employer.
I'm sure Obama has made fun of Donald Trump's hair
But then, who hasn't.
It could be worse; Kerry could have made a joke about Jerry Sandusky. That would be about as funny as joking about not finding WMDs.
Thousands of American servicemen and women died looking for them. Har har har!!!!
Politicians make jokes about people all the time. I just don't think Kerry's remark is that big a deal, especially compared with remarks like the one above. Maybe it wouldn't have bothered you as much if he had used David Duke's name? Whether we like it or not, Kerry works for him too.
I know it seems small
I doubt Kerry is the first. It just seemed that too many were laughing along with him. It's, IMO, unprofessional and a bad example. Never to worry though...things will get worse.
It's Kerry, making a racial joke
He's a Liberal, they believe they get an automatic pass for racial jokes.
You should become a Liberal
Then YOU would get a free pass.
Nice to see somebody actually admit to that
First James would have to come out and say
That he was posting a racial joke.
No he doesn't...you already admitted to it
Why don't YOU give him a free pass
THAT would make him feel better than getting a free pass from me.
I don't think he respects me as much as he does you.
I guess it's OK if preceeded by a disclaimer
"The following humor session (humour for you) may contain material that a few people might find to be offensive. Please accept my apology in advance as any offense comes without intention. I'm not knowledgeable of every word or expression that raises the eyebrows of the petty an over-sensitive."
RE: Please accept my apology in advance
Please accept my apology in advance as any offense comes without intention. I'm not knowledgeable of every word or expression that raises the eyebrows of the petty an over-sensitive."
If only Kerry had used that line in his recent speech some might not have gotten their panties in a knot.
How do you feel about public officials
poking fun at individual private citizens behind their backs while standing in front of an audience they were given as an honor? OK by you?
RE: behind their backs
behind their backs while standing in front of an audience
Behind THEIR back? and in front of the world?
How does that work?
THEY aren't in this world?
Just for you JP Bill
Yes, it was an awkwardly constructed sentence.
James's racial comments.....
......are rarely, if ever, humorous. They're just racist.
Kerry didn't make a "racial joke."
See what I meant before, Josh?
Condemn someone who doesn't agree with you as racist, but never condemn those who do agree with you as truly racist.
No, I'm condeming James as racist....
....because he is one. And a bigot. It has nothing to do with his politics. I can't think of anyone else here at SE, regardless of politics, who posts the kinds of racist and bigoted crap that he does on a regular basis. What makes it even more offensive is that he hides behind the Bible while doing it.
Typical Slander I've become accustomed to from you.
You are always pushing your own version of a Big Lie. Goebbels would have been proud of you.
Terrible me, I expect equality in law, no special interests, no special exceptions to the law, no "affirmative actions" which are just another term for special interest, for people to quit asking what their country can do for them, but what they can do for their country instead. Who said that? Oh yeah, someone before the psuedo Liberals like you came along.
Oh, so, if it's racist and funny too
then it's OK. I'm not surprised you'd feel that way. I see it on TV all the time from liberal commentators, and late night yuk yuks who think satire aimed to ridicule others is high comedy and makes it OK. What a crappy world we live in.
That's the real problem I have with this kind of thing
I didn't hear any other clamoring about Kerry's remark other than my own. As a young child, I was taught not to make fun of people for any reason and especially not the "behind the back" gossipy kind. Humor should never have real victims with real names. In the case of the Yale commencement address, it came from a well known name in government and a man who wanted the highest office. It's not about party or politics no matter what anyone here might think. Our people in high office should speak better than that. I'm actually a bit disappointed that I haven't heard more being said to show disapproval of that comment as it just indicates that what I was taught is no longer relevant. It is possible to make jokes of this kind in a respectable manner but you need to be willing to do so in the presence of the one being named. To do otherwise is, IMO, cowardly.
Didn't hear the joke, but Sterling made himself a joke so I
see no reason for Kerry not to comment on it.
I just love how Politically Correct Conservatives get when one of their own gets roasted. Oooh that's nasty, he aught to be reprimanded. What BS. Sterling is a buffoon on the level of Rob Ford, and deserves whatever he gets.
Anybody reprimand Bush for Mission Accomplished when it wasn't, and he left it for Obama to clear up? No? Thought not. Nobody even took offence at the blatant posturing and falseness of the statement and the fighter-jock swagger of the Prez climbing out of the back seat of a Tomcat. And yes, all you knee-jerkers out there, I do know that he served with the Texas Air National Guard flying F-102's. At least he served whenever it was convenient.
Apparently Bush as Governor of Texas was more fortunate than others when he purged the records.
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