Tuesday, January 20, 2009


It is said that if you live long enough you'll see just about everything. I have to say that I subscribe to that notion.

Like Abraham Lincoln, John Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Ronald Reagan, there's that possibility of harm coming coming to Barack Obama. We all should hope, pray and have to believe that in this new century that a another tragedy like that will not happen.

That thinking set aside, most if not all presidents have to endure the wrath of stand up comedians. They all had a field day with Clinton and Bush, as well they should have.

On the subject of our new president comedian Chris Rock says there are no Barack Obama jokes just like there are no Brad Pitt jokes.

"He's just like one of those guys, you know, like Will Smith. There's no Will Smith jokes. There's no Brad Pitt jokes. You know, what are you going to say? 'Ohh, you used to have sex with Jennifer Anniston. Now you have sex with Angelina Jolie. You're such a loser!' There's nothing to say about Brad Pitt.

With Obama it's like, 'Ohhhh, you're young and virile and you've got a beautiful wife and kids. You're the first African American president.' You know, what do you say?"

Some think that racism will disappear soon with Obama as president. On that subject Chris Rock adds:

"Well, it's never going to die. Maybe it won't multiply. Is racism going to end? No.

It's not even race. People are always going to, you know, find something wrong with people who are not the exact same as them. That's just what it is. Black, white, short, tall, religions, whatever. People are bad, man."

And we really are.

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Anonymous said...


Funny how you and I think alike....

Max Watson said...

I'm thinking you've seen Chris Rock's latest comedy special which I've downloaded but not yet watched... but am probably going to watch right about now as I'm a bit inebriated and that makes for all the better with Chris Rock.

Bob said...

Fox: Yup.

Max: Haven't seen it but I plan on it. What's worth drinking when I do that?

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