Saturday, April 07, 2007

Politically Correct comedy


"That's some rough girls from Rutgers," (Don)Imus said. "Man, they got tattoos ..."

"Some hardcore hos," (Bernard) McGurk said.

"That's some nappy headed hos there, I'm going to tell you that," Imus said.
Yes, I laughed. No, I don't apologize for laughing. Yes, Rutgers and everyone else needs to get over it.

That comment has created a nation-wide firestorm that involves my favorite TV/Radio program "Imus in the Morning". Don Imus was one of the first "shock jocks" and has turned his show towards more of a political satire situation, while still maintaining the degrading bathroom humor. Well, apparently, the Rutgers Women's Basketball team is now exempt from humor because, well, they are women, and some are black.

One thing that has become abundantly apparent in the last 15 years is the inability of society to laugh at itself, and the double standard society allows in regards to who you can and can not make fun of. For instance, it is ok to make fun of the following people:

Cowboys
White men
Rednecks who live in double wides
Southerners
NASCAR Fans
Salesmen
Lawyers
Cocaine dealers
Crack users
Car Salesmen
Corporate CEO's
The British
The French
Fidel Castro
House of Representatives
The United States Senate
The Media
The President and the entire Executive Branch
Bloggers

However, the following groups of people are exempt from being made fun of, because it would make them feel bad:

Blacks
Women
Gay males and females
Arabs
Jews
Catholics
Baptists
Kids
Mexicans
People who are overweight
Asians
Native Americans
Women who run for President

All those idiots that are looking for Imus to be fired are barking up the wrong tree, and WFAN and MSNBC would do well to tell people to lighten up and realize that it is comedy.

By the way, Al Sharpton is demanding that Imus be fired. There's a clear sign that Imus is doing something right.
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