Wednesday, August 30, 2006

In These Crazy Times...

Shows like Jon Stewart's keep it funny. It's tough to laugh at the direction of this nation but it helps during times like this. As usual he casts a critical eye on the media and especially CNN's fear mongering. Courtesy of You Tube.. The whole segment is funny.. it's about 5 mins long, if you want to watch don't miss the part around 4 minutes in, turn the sound up so you don't miss the metallic sound. All I can say is if CNN is this bad, how bad must the GOP loving Fox News be? Yech!!!


More funnies..

"Hey, Happy Birthday President Clinton. He turned 60 years old on Saturday. You know, President Clinton's at that age now when he stains the carpet, he's not even having fun. ... Actually, I got an invitation to the party. You see, it says you are cordially invited to the party. It runs from 8:00 to whenever Hillary shows up." --Jay Leno


"President Bush said the United States is still under the threat of attack and will continue to be right up until Election Day." --Jay Leno


"Anyone been traveling? It's a nightmare. We still have those travel advisories. If you're traveling, you can't carry deoderant, shaving cream, hair gel, perfume,. Have you been to LAX? Everybody looks like Nick Nolte now." --Jay Leno


"There's a hurricane watch for tropical storm Ernesto. Let me tell you something. These hurricanes are getting smart. They know a Hispanic hurricane has a better chance of getting into the country." --Jay Leno


"This is finally a happy story in the Middle East. In the Gaza strip, Palestinian militants released those two Fox News journalists. They were released unharmed. ... The Palestinians said they just couldn't take any more of the pro-Bush stories." --Jay Leno


This news item did not surprise me..

An architect of Iraqi descent has said he was forced to remove a T-shirt that bore the words "We will not be silent" before boarding a flight at New York.
Raed Jarrar said security officials warned him his clothing was offensive after he checked in for a JetBlue flight to California on 12 August.
Mr Jarrar said he was shocked such an action could be taken in the US.



Mr Jarrar said he was told a number of passengers had complained about his T-shirt - apparently concerned at what the Arabic phrase meant - and asked him to remove it.
He refused, arguing that the slogan was not offensive and citing his constitutional rights to free expression.
Mr Jarrar later told a New York radio station: "I grew up and spent all my life living under authoritarian regimes and I know that these things happen.
"But I'm shocked that they happened to me here, in the US."
After a difficult exchange with airline staff, Mr Jarrar was persuaded to wear another T-shirt bought for him at the airport shop.


Stuff like this has happened to people wearing anti-Bush T shirts. So not really a surprise that some Yahoos would be freaked out by Arabic script that turned out to be harmless. I know some one who has a Arabic tatoo on the ankle. The only difference is she is a Caucasian and not a Muslim. I am not holding my breath on any one being freaked out by that. Guess she won't be asked to cover up eh?

14 comments:

starry nights said...

Thanks for sharing those funnies. I love leno and jon stewart.I cant believe they made the guy take of the T because of an arabic saying. whats next?

Keshi said...

hey Jay hows it going?

btw Im so tired of Bush and Bush-bashing.

:)
Keshi.

Aditi said...

I think we are about to realize that movie where NYC is under siege from US military and they herd all the males of middle eastern south asian descent to a ballpark and keep them there under vigilance irrespective of whether they were born in US or not...
that is where i think the country is heading

Ash said...

Thats So funny!

Dadoji said...

Jay Leno is a laughsmograph.

Gangadhar said...

very funny..
Tnx for sharing with,Sanjay..

White Magpie said...

I guess we will be hearing more of airport gaffes in the future...Jay Leno is funny..

karmic_jay said...

@Starry.. You are welcome. Next? Who knows ..selective detention if (god forbid) another attack happens?

@Keshi.. me's fine.. How's you? Feeling better? BTW I don't always pay attention to warning labels. :)

@Aditi. I remember that movie. I hope we are not going that way.

@Ash thanks.

@Dadoji. Leno has his moments.

@Ganga.. Thanks

@WM.. Maybe.

Intern said...

Really funny!
I had a good laugh ...
AND I love Jon Stewart ... and even Colbert report ...
Funny, we get the most honest take on politics on Comedy Central ...

karmic_jay said...

@intern.. you are right about that.

Shitrint said...

i keep appearing and disappearing from ur blogroll...i wonder why...
is it a blogger problem?

karmic_jay said...

i keep appearing and disappearing from ur blogroll...i wonder why...
is it a blogger problem?


It is not blogger, I think I must have accidentally deleted your link along with others. Sorry, you are back up there now.

Id it is said...

It's a shame, that incident with the shirt! I wonder how far all this will go. How many more individual rights will have to be compromised under the pretext of guarding our nation.

Keshi said...

haha!

Keshi.