Friday, March 20, 2009

Even the Special Olympians are Better Bowlers Than Me

Oh lordy.

President Obama apparently made a special Olympics joke about his bowling on Leno tonight (not that I would know, because obviously, I was sleeping).

My proposed solution is to let the Special Olympics team come to the White House and kick the crap out of him in bowling. Because gosh darn it, if the President is going to go about trumpeting his superior bowling score compared to mine, someone should put him in his place.

It is not wise or politically correct to make fun of Special Olympians, no matter how many times you see me do it. Batten down the hatches and prepare for the shitstorm of outrage today, kids. It may take the collective focus off AIG for a while: we do like a good self righteous outrage for our Friday morning constitutional, no?

Honestly? Kids? Don't act so surprised. If your Crim professor can't make it through the lecutre without saying something offensive about women, vegetarians, gays, or puppies, do you expect a president to make it through his daily life without doing it? Polticians saying something dumb/offensive/nonsensical is just part of the inevitable, and we act shocked when they act, well....human. Humans are kind of prone to attacks of the dumbs sometimes. Haven't you noticed?

The Special Olympians are going to get an extra special apology for this one, because dude: not making fun of special olympians should be something they teach you in President kingergarden. Don't let your guard down just to make friends, Barry!

Thank goodness I don't have to go through that rigamarole everytime I offend someone. I haven't the time.

Politicians: don't let them out of the house without a handler. It's just a mercy we don't follow Joe Biden around too closely. In the meantime, some political commentator is going apoplectic, saying equally outrageous/offensive/moronic things: we tolerate that because they're not elected, I suppose.


Philosofya said...


This was the best post ever. I read it out loud to a room full of people.

I'm just sayin', you my favorite.


Pro said...

Remeber Obama and the Don Imus Comment:

Obama said: "He fed into some of the worst stereotypes that my two young daughters are having to deal with today in America. The notions that as young African-American women — who I hope will be athletes — that that somehow makes them less beautiful or less important. It was a degrading comment. It’s one that I’m not interested in supporting."

Therefore, laughter and the lack of reaction from Obama’s remarks suggest Americans have a set a rules for race, class and gender: If you touch them you will pay.

And another set of rules for individuals that have a mental or physical disability: If you touch them, it’s ok if you apologize. Oh, and by the way, it’s okay to laugh at the jokes that come at the expense of the latter.

It is just cruel:

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