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  Love Me Deadly

Stalkers! Lady Beaters! Come To Michigan And Pack All The Heat You Can Handle!

Won't someone think of the Second Amendment?
Just when you think that maybe America is no longer the bastion of freedom and individual liberty you thought it was, along comes an inspirational freedom-expanding development like this new Michigan law awaiting the signature of Gov. Rick Snyder. The bill would: Read more on Stalkers! Lady Beaters! Come To Michigan And Pack All The Heat You Can Handle!…
  Here have some news n stuff

Who Wants Open Interwebs? Oh, Just Everyone

This joke never gets old
Via Blurrent You’d think, from the reaction of certain especially loud dudes on the right, that President Obama’s support of net neutrality was like proposing Obamacare for the internet. Or even the Holocaust. But despite what a few blowhards on the, AHEM, internet say, even conservatives think net neutrality is a great idea, actually: Read more on Who Wants Open Interwebs? Oh, Just Everyone…
  The third rail of comedy

Wingnuts Find The One Thing That’s Not Funny, And It Is Mitt Romney

We are all sad today
In the rightwing world, there are a lot of things that are HI-larious and worthy of mockery. Encouraging kids to carve a coal plant in their pumpkins to really stick it to these tree-huggers at the Department of Energy? Funny! Calling a lady jet fighter “boobs on the ground”? Even funnier! Asking if Sandra Fluke is engaged to a man because something something slutty lesbian something? Classic comedy! Calling Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis “Abortion Barbie”? Highbrow humor. (Because she is a blonde lady, just like Barbie, and she cares about abortion rights. Get it? It’s pretty sophisticated.) Suggesting Putin should be our new president since that pansy-ass tyrant Obama is such a pansy-ass tyrant? Hardy har har. Oh wait, they were serious about that one. Read more on Wingnuts Find The One Thing That’s Not Funny, And It Is Mitt Romney…
  wonkette regrets the error jk yolo lol

Comedy Of Errors Of Comedy: Wonkette’s Most Lamentable Mistakes Of 2013

In this New Media hellscape, the news comes at you fast and furious. Though we probably try our best, in our mad rush to write a dozen gross jokes about Sarah Palin’s latest bedshitting incident and hit “publish” before everyone has moved on to the next stupid thing, we occasionally get something wrong. Yes, “occasionally,” shut up. Here is your 2013 reminder that you should not believe a single word we say. Read more on Comedy Of Errors Of Comedy: Wonkette’s Most Lamentable Mistakes Of 2013…
  from the archives

History Nice Time: Jean Shepherd On The Radio Right After The March On Washington

Hey, media and history nerds! With this week’s 50th anniversary of the 1963 March On Washington For Jobs and Freedom coming up Wednesday, we’re happy to share the great radio guy Jean Shepherd’s first-person account of being in the march, broadcast just the day after the event. It’s pretty cool: rambling and digressive, but such a vivid account of being one guy in the middle of an experience that he knew was going to be world-changing. And it’s a valuable reminder that the march involved so much more than just the “I Have a Dream” speech. It’s also just an interesting artifact of how radio used to work — a full two-minute opening song with no voice-over? No edits? No call-in segment? Weird. Read more on History Nice Time: Jean Shepherd On The Radio Right After The March On Washington…
  feathered traitors

Good Job, Barry! Big Bird Totally Voting For Romney Now

Oh hey liberals, remember how in the opening moments of the first presidential debate Mitt Romney was all like “I love Big Bird, but he should not be paid for with taxes,” and you thought this was hilarious, but then Obama started losing and then you peed your pants and launched into a five-day crying jag? Well, Barry’s handlers want to bring you back to a kinder, gentler time, when Mitt Romney was just some stiff doofus who was going to lose so bad in November, and not the guy who was literally going to murder you in your sleep, with his Presidential gun. So they made an a jokey ad where they made fun of Romney wanting to get rid of Big Bird, ha ha! Only … now they’ve managed to piss off Big Bird. Read more on Good Job, Barry! Big Bird Totally Voting For Romney Now…
  sunny day everything's a-ok

Ghost Mr. Rogers Will Help Save PBS From That Mean Old Mitt Romney

Duh, everybody freaking out about Homeless Big Bird, axing PBS has been dogma on the Right for decades. Everybody in this glorious nation may be shocked at Miffed Romney’s mafia threat to Big Bird — looks like you got a real nice nest here, shame if anything happened to it — but Fox Business and their ilk have long believed all that sharing and multiculturalism is soshulizms. Murdering the Muppets is a feature, not a bug. On the flip side, get some morning sweetness with Fred Rogers testifying before Congress and making crusty old men’s hearts grow three sizes, and stuff. Read more on Ghost Mr. Rogers Will Help Save PBS From That Mean Old Mitt Romney…
  edumacation

Obama Administration Has Devious Plan To Socialize Education Probably

Speaking of public education and third world countries, guess where YOUR tax dollars are going? A) to public universities, which will give all Americans access to an affordable college education for the enrichment of all, B) to private, for-profit colleges universities, so Poors, seduced by pictures of cute girls studying in pajama bottoms can pay twice what they would pay at a public university for the privilege of graduating at a rate of 22% and defaulting on their student loans or C) none of the above; you are part of the 49.5% of Americans who do not pay income tax because you prefer to suck on the government’s teat. Read more on Obama Administration Has Devious Plan To Socialize Education Probably…
  sweet home chicago

Barack Obama Sings ‘Sweet Home Chicago’ With B.B. King & Mick Jagger

One little bit of Al Green and now everybody expects the president to sing America’s blues and soul classics. Well, why not? Thomas Jefferson loved to sing, and so did Richard Nixon. Look at old Mick Jagger hand the microphone to the president, after the R&B legends all insist the president take a verse of “Sweet Home Chicago.” Read more on Barack Obama Sings ‘Sweet Home Chicago’ With B.B. King & Mick Jagger…
  cookie monster is so not on board with this

Mitt Romney Vows To Balance Budget With Reforms To ‘Sesame Street’

Hardass Mitt Romney is now the actual GOP frontrunner, so it’s finally time to get serious, take a real stand on some issues, go IN DEPTH instead of standing around waffling on the margins always looking no matter what he wears like a dork in a turtleneck clutching an asthma inhaler while waiting for the base to grow weary of his psychotic opponents. No more. Now it’s time for “TUFF TALK MITTENS.” First things first, educational children’s teevee shows with puppets are way too free in America. A President Romney will no longer provide commercial-free programming like Sesame Street for children at a cost of a sixth of a penny per year or whatever to each taxpayer. THAT IS MONEY THAT COULD BE GOING TO WARS. Read more on Mitt Romney Vows To Balance Budget With Reforms To ‘Sesame Street’…
  how is marxism working out for you jon?

Jon Huntsman Risks Deportation After Suggesting Rich Pay Taxes

Look, Jon Huntsman isn’t going to win anything, ever again. He is a dull half-smart technocrat who believes in the Wrong Jesus and Evolution and seems to think Kenyan golf star Barack Obama is legally the president of AmeriKKKa. Read more on Jon Huntsman Risks Deportation After Suggesting Rich Pay Taxes…
  but where's biggie?

Tupac Resurrected On PBS For Some Reason By Lulz Hackers

A group calling itself “LulzSec” hacked into the PBS website Sunday night and posted a comically written fake news story claiming that Tupac is alive in New Zealand. We miss Tupac, too! While kind of a good practical joke, the weird statement claiming responsibility for the attack does give us pause. Read more on Tupac Resurrected On PBS For Some Reason By Lulz Hackers…
  what a wonderful kind of day

PBS Deploying Furries To Save Its Federal Funding From Teabaggers

When Juan Williams was fired for talking about being nervous around Muslims, Republicans apparently found an opening to defund public broadcasting, which should be used to inform America about Sharia law and to prop up Tucker Carlson’s career, not be a place for facts and such. To fight back, Democratic Reps. Ed Markey and Earl Blumenauer got together with some trademarked children’s furry characters to talk about how PBS’s heavily merchandized teevee shows for children are better than other heavily merchandized teevee shows for children. Wow, life in the minority party is just sad. Read more on PBS Deploying Furries To Save Its Federal Funding From Teabaggers…
  not a dictator at all!

Watch Joe Biden’s Awful Coddling of Dictator Hosni Mubarak

Joe Biden loves Hosni Mubarak! He hasn’t actually chatted on the phone with Da Hoz for three whole days, but they’re super close, no “limited profile” friending for them, haha! And Mubarak is NOT a dictator. He’s president! It says so right before his name. Mubarak wins elections, too. He really wins. Let’s see Barack Obama get 94% or whatever! Read more on Watch Joe Biden’s Awful Coddling of Dictator Hosni Mubarak…
  henry kissinger is rolling in his grave

Gwen Ifill Ruins Innocent Citizen’s Dreams Of Game Show Riches

PBS newsperson Gwen Ifill: all-around class act, or milquetoast cipher who “looks like a dentist”? Opinion is hotly divided here at your Wonkette. One thing we can all agree on: do not make her your go-to source on Richard Nixon resignation trivia. Read more on Gwen Ifill Ruins Innocent Citizen’s Dreams Of Game Show Riches…