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  The Butthurt Locker

Beetle-Browed Whine Machine Ben Shapiro Pretty Sure Stephen Colbert Is Al Jolson

America, feculent dastardling Ben Shapiro is offended. He is very offended. His dudgeon is, in fact, quite high indeed. You see, he realized something yesterday in all the fuss over the announcement that Stephen Colbert would replace David Letterman as host of CBS’s The Late Show: Liberals get all offended by blackface, which is a performance style characterized by broad, exaggerated, stereotypes of The Blacks. (By the way, The Blacks shouldn’t be offended when white fratboys do blackface, because it is just a joke, and the good blacks have no truck with the grievance industry.) And yet, no one seems to be offended by the fact that for years now, Stephen Colbert has been doing exactly the same thing by pretending to be a character based on broad, exaggerated stereotypes of Conservatives. Is this not hypocrisy of the worst sort? This routine, in which Colbert plays at conservatism in order to portray it as unendingly ugly, should be labeled for what it is: vile political blackface. When Colbert plays “Colbert,” it’s not mere mockery or satire or spoof. It’s something far nastier. Oh dear. It looks like we are in for quite the snit. Read more on Beetle-Browed Whine Machine Ben Shapiro Pretty Sure Stephen Colbert Is Al Jolson…
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Watch Stephen Colbert Literally Defenestrate Bill O’Reilly’s Complaints About Stephen Colbert (Video)

The other night, Bill O’Reilly got mad at hippies and the “grievance industry” — America’s supposed cultural/political movement that encourages everyone who isn’t Bill O’Reilly to think they’re a victim of racism or sexism. O’Reilly also had some grievances of his own, especially after being victimized by this Stephen Colbert fellow, whose ratings are nowhere near as impressive as Billo’s, but who has become “the darling of the far left internet which rhapsodizes over him.” Colbert is just as mystified about this, but acknowledges that “for some reason, the far left internet loves me. I mean, I’m in all the hashtags…” Read more on Watch Stephen Colbert Literally Defenestrate Bill O’Reilly’s Complaints About Stephen Colbert (Video)…
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A Children’s Treasury Of Reactions To CBS Declaring Stephen Colbert Pope Of Late Night

It looks like almost everyone on Twitter is congratulating Stephen Colbert on his being chosen to take over David Letterman’s Late Show, except for a few people who are surprised-not-surprised that the job went to a middle-aged white guy, and a few conservatives who are now going to boycott The Late Show because they had somehow forgotten to boycott it a few years ago when everyone in the Wingnuttosphere deliberately twisted a joke Letterman made. But for the most part people are happy, although some have a sad because it also means that the “Stephen Colbert” character will be leaving Comedy Central. Then again, that is just a character played by Stephen Colbert, so it’s possible that someone else could take over the role. How about Dick Sargent? Read more on A Children’s Treasury Of Reactions To CBS Declaring Stephen Colbert Pope Of Late Night…
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13 Brave Americans Who Should Be Your New Stephen Colbert

CBS has announced that Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman on “The Late Show,” leaving one really important question unanswered: if Stephen Colbert becomes David Letterman, who then will be Stephen Colbert? Never fear. We’ve compiled an incisive and trenchant and helpful list of 13 People Who Should Be Your New Stephen Colbert. Read more on 13 Brave Americans Who Should Be Your New Stephen Colbert…
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It’s The Late Afternoon Happy Nice Time Link Roundup You’ve All Been Waiting For

You’re not doing anything right now because it is late Friday afternoon, so why not roll on over to Happy Nice Time for some hot hot link on link action? We’ve got our recap of this week’s Nashville, Jon Stewart on the terrible Supreme Court campaign finance decision, and our thoughts on who should replace Letterman. (SPOILER ALERT: No one should.) We review the new Avengers universe movie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier so that you can know just how much Scarlett Johansson is there before you go see it. We also tell you all about how Google is trying to trademark the word “glass,” because they are Google. We made you pretend you weren’t crying by showing you the sweet pro-homosexxican pro-interracial marriage Honey Maid graham crackers ad, but we also made you sad and terrified by telling you that there is going to be a Koch Brothers comedy troupe. And sideboob, like the poor, is always with us. Read more on It’s The Late Afternoon Happy Nice Time Link Roundup You’ve All Been Waiting For…
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FLOTUS Visits Late Show, Things Get Real

Our beloved FLOTUS has been the subject of some “trouble” lately, but of course, that is one of the things we like about her. We also adore her style, charm, and biceps. That Michelle Obama charm was on full display last night, when our FLOTUS made an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. She talked about Bo the dog, her favorite place ever (Target), and, of course, The Troops. She laughed, and she even cried, and then asked in frustration, “Where are the laughs?” which was quite profound, as it is a question that America is struggling to answer. Read more on FLOTUS Visits Late Show, Things Get Real…
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Mitt Romney’s Flickr Alleges Oprah Is His ‘Half-Sister’

This strange image is on Mitt Romney’s Flickr. With no explanation. Is that a cue card? Who is telling the perfectly still nondescript Mormon to say that? Is it Joseph Smith? L. Ron Hubbard? Jared Loughner? Hey, maybe this election is going to be a contest after all, because who’s going to get Oprah’s endorsement, Obama or her half-sister, Mitt Romney? Read more on Mitt Romney’s Flickr Alleges Oprah Is His ‘Half-Sister’…
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Mitt Romney Jokes About How Handsome and Smelly He Is, On TeeVee

The #1 most important world news story right now is: whatever is happening in Egypt Charlie Sheen no jobs Mitt Romney visited David Letterman’s talk show last night and recited his very own monologue, “Things You Don’t Know About Mitt Romney”! Here is an example of one of these Things you don’t know about him: “Do I smell as good as I look? No!” Did Mittens just admit to the entire world that he smells like taint? And what does this mean, for Democracy in Egypt? Read more on Mitt Romney Jokes About How Handsome and Smelly He Is, On TeeVee…
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Our Barry Did So Well In The 2009 Meta-Olympics!

Obama gets a gold medal in the prestigious Kindly Requesting The Olympics For Chicago While In Denmark event. [New York Times] David Letterman slept with some people on his staff and some other lady turned around and performed extortion on him! [New York Times] Read more on Our Barry Did So Well In The 2009 Meta-Olympics!…
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Howard Kurtz Will Tell You What Happened On David Letterman Last Night!

Here is Howard Kurtz, official professional media critic of both the Washington Post and CNN, doing some important, trenchant analysis, as one would expect of all esteemed journalistic savants in his position: Twittering snide, resentful barbs about the level of difficulty in television comedian David Letterman’s questions to Barack Obama last night, on the Late Show. David Letterman clapped when his guest Barack Obama came onstage, guys! Howard Kurtz shall grade this human’s journalistic skills as an “F-“, he will. Tut tut, Letter-man! [Howard Kurtz/Twitter] Read more on Howard Kurtz Will Tell You What Happened On David Letterman Last Night!…
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WHERE Do Olive Garden’s Allegiances Lie: With David Letterman, Or Some Funny PUMA Blog?

What are the PUMAs up to, and why? It is the impossible question. Have they uncovered new evidence of Obama campaign voter suppression (sexism) in some early caucus state? Maybe they’ll do that next week. For now, they’re at the forefront of the “Anti-David Letterman Movement,” which you may have suspected after watching that funny protest video yesterday. One of their blogs, “HillBuzz,” — hint: it’s not named after Barack Obama! — made the comical photoshop above along with many others, each one for companies that advertise with the David Letterman show. If these companies don’t cancel their contracts with CBS, the logic goes, then they will be considered Willow-rapers too. And it appeared earlier in the day as though the PUMAs succeeded in persuading the Olive Garden to cancel, but… no. Read more on WHERE Do Olive Garden’s Allegiances Lie: With David Letterman, Or Some Funny PUMA Blog?…
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The Letterman Protest Nuts You’ve Been Hearing About

There are doubtless a billion YouTubes out there already about the half-dozen loons who stood outside David Letterman’s studio yesterday and complained about how “he rapes children with his mouth,” but this one looked good to us. You might laugh, but stop and think a minute: did they succeed in getting Letterman fired or not? Exactly. [Daily Intel] Read more on The Letterman Protest Nuts You’ve Been Hearing About…
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A Few Vaguely Related Palin-Letterman Thoughts, And More!

Christ, it’s not like there’s any election going on, when this public celebrity nonsense sometimes can matter, for a few hours, but here we are finally getting all intrigued-like over some snit on Todd & Sarah Palin’s Facebook page about a baseball sex joke David Letterman made on television one night. What’s going on now. Letterman apologized again last night for making whatever joke, a monologue quickie, that Sarah Palin pretended to interpret as pervert code for “I’m gonna rape your 14-year-old Willow daughter.” Now Palin has “accepted” Letterman’s lengthy apology with one of the more obnoxious statements in her endless, vapid, snarling canon. Read more on A Few Vaguely Related Palin-Letterman Thoughts, And More!…
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Letterman Apologizes Because Wingnuts Decided His Bristol Palin Joke Was Actually About Sarah Palin’s Attempts To Get On TeeVee Every Day, Forever

Did you know David Letterman made a perfectly normal political-scandal joke last week about famous human whore “A-Rod” possibly impregnating Alaskan Anger Bear Wingnut Sarah Palin’s famous teen-pregnancy daughter while Sarah Palin was at Yankee Stadium? Read more on Letterman Apologizes Because Wingnuts Decided His Bristol Palin Joke Was Actually About Sarah Palin’s Attempts To Get On TeeVee Every Day, Forever…
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Letterman Sorry For Saying Some Thing About Sarah Palin’s Daughter

How many daughters does Sarah Palin have? Like fourteen? Well, David Letterman made a CRUDE REMARK about one of them, apparently intending to refer to the oldest one ( “Bridgeport”) but inadvertently referring to the middle one ( “Jester”). And voila just like that a harmless “gals is always gettin’ pregnant” joke turned into a “isn’t it hilarious when 14-year-olds get raped by baseball stars” joke, so he had to apologize for that. Ugh. Everybody just needs to wash out their minds with soap — Ivory soap, the soap of virgins. [Political Ticker] Read more on Letterman Sorry For Saying Some Thing About Sarah Palin’s Daughter…