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Saturday, January 05, 2019

Who stands by Roseanne?

The Academy picked Kevin Hart to host its Oscars.

Someone dragged out old jokes he made about being afraid his son will turn gay. He surrendered to the joke fascists and withdrew as the host.

That became a problem for the Oscars. A month later, no new host has come forward. Who wants to go through the PC proctology?

So Ellen DeGeneres had Hart on her talk show to get him. He repented and Saint Ellen baptized him.

Saint Ellen then told him, "As a gay person. I am sensitive to all of that. You’ve already expressed that it’s not being educated on the subject, not realizing how dangerous those words are, not realizing how many kids are killed for being gay or beaten up every day. … You have grown, you have apologized, you are apologizing again right now. You’ve done it. Don’t let those people win — host the Oscars."

Ta-da!

Hart has been cleansed by the waters of the River DeGeneres — healed — and is now good to go to host the Oscars because no one else will.

That's nice, but when is she going to have Roseanne Barr on?

Barr made a bad joke on Twitter. ABC's president summarily cancelled her show even though it was the network's top rated show. 

One tweet about Obama's minder, Valerie Jarrett, and there goes the show and the millions that go with it.

It's OK for Samantha Bee to call the president's daughter the C-word on national television in a scripted and taped show, but a tweet can end a career.

No one stood by Barr. Now we are surprised that Hart was next. 

DeGeneres owes Barr. Big time. Barr was a cutting-edge comedienne who took chances and didn't care who complained. She revelled in the attention.

And Barr helped pave the way for DeGeneres. On December 12, 1995, the "Roseanne" show had a gay wedding between characters played by Fred Willard and Martin Mull.

That was a few years before DeGeneres came out of the closet in her show, "Ellen."

We know Barr is no racist but everyone let her career die because everyone is afraid. No one wants to be branded a racist by proxy.

Yahoo reported, "Rob Schneider is standing by Louis C.K. and Kevin Hart. Both comics have made headlines recently, the former Louie star over his controversial standup set mocking Parkland shooting survivors, and Hart for potentially returning as host for this year’s Oscars.

"In a Friday rant, Schneider, 55, defended his peers, tweeting, 'Comics are the ones who are supposed to say the horrible things we all think but don’t.'"

Rant.

If that is a rant, then everyone should rant.

Louis C.K.'s bit was about David Hogg and the Parkland shooting survivors. He said, "They testify in front of Congress, these kids? What are they doing? You’re young! You should be crazy! You should be unhinged! Not in a suit. You’re not interesting. Because you went to a high school where kids got shot? Why does that mean I have to listen to you? Why does that make you interesting? You didn’t get shot. You pushed some fat kid in the way, and now I’ve got to listen to you talking?"

Hogg is an adult.

Laugh. Don't laugh. But let comedians joke, and let audiences decide whether they are funny.

16 comments:

  1. Don, you have to understand the only Jokes allowed are directed at patriotic God believing citizens who will die to protect our rights and freedoms. Like Officer Singh.
    Build.The.Wall..

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  2. Except it is the left once again eating their own. Remember all this began when they attempted to destroy VSG DJT over hos hot mic p***y grabbing remarks. Lot of careers have been destroyed...

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  3. The left was just fine with Louis CK when he was mocking Sarah Palin (I did not find those jokes funny). When he did this bit on Parkland students, I did find it funny (the left did not). Why don't we stop taking comedians all that seriously.

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  4. Everybody needs to go to a window, open it up wide, and yell, "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore!" - Elric

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  5. How's 'bout the Big Fat Pig from Flint MI?

    He'll run such a Lefty fest, no one will ever watch the Oscars again.

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  6. The Effete Elite, more precious than diamonds.

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  7. I don't have a problem living in a world where comics say offensive things. In fact, everyone should have the legal right to say offensive things.

    And if other people decide they don't want to watch your show or buy your products or vote for you because of what you said that is THEIR privilege.

    I find organized boycotts problematic and advertiser boycotts even more troubling because both are designed to suppress free speech.

    What is most troubling and unamerican is the use of double standards. "Freedom of speech for me but not for thee."

    Lady Justice wears a blindfold to symbolize equality under the law.

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    1. I believe in a smaller government. There - someone surely is offended, and a social media ban is imminent

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  8. As George Carlin said, "Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners."

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  9. What would they think of Lenny Bruce?

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  10. I am told that the cool guests on DeGeneres’ show dance. Maybe Louis C.K. danced and Roseanne didn’t.

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  11. Rob Schneider trashed Mel Gibson during Gibsons drunk non PC period. He's a nancy boy opportunist. I'll take Mel over lame-ass Schneider any day. Now he's pretending to be daringly "out there" standing by Louis CK and Kevin Hart. Wow. such courage. Barf. Still irrelevant. Maybe Schneider could host the irrelevant and boring liberal ass slap fest.

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  12. Freedom dies in Political Correctness.

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  13. By the way, I heard on Breitbart the other day that the woman who got fired for cancelling Roseanne's show just got hired in a better job at Netflix. Just goes to show the proof of Rush Limbaugh's quip that, on the Left, failure is a resume enhancer.

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  14. John - Netflix also put Valerie Jarrett on the board and gave the Obama's a $60 million package. That's when I cancelled Netflix. Time to short the stock.

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