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Posted on May 12, 2009

Wanda Sykes gets heat from commentators about her jokes at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. Jon Stewart echoes the critiques and reminds us that bad humor is harmful to the country but torture, well, maybe not so much.

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By blogdog, May 13, 2009 at 9:55 pm Link to this comment

So when it comes torture, does Rush deserve kidney failure? No doubt some thought Bin Laden’s kidney failure was divine retribution

Are there some who might join him?  An article in the French daily Le Figaro confirms that Osama bin Laden underwent surgery in an American Hospital in Dubai, July, 2001 - - where he also met with the local CIA agent…fits with this: Last Sunday on Meet The Press…

MR. GREGORY: Where is Osama bin Laden?

MR. ZARDARI: You all have been there for eight years, you tell me.  You lost him in Tora Bora, I didn’t.  I was in prison.  In fact, my wife warned America about Osama bin Laden in ‘89.  She rung up senior Bush and asked, asked of him, “Are you destabilizing my government?” Because he paid the then opposition $10 million to do—overthrow the first woman elected in Islamic country.  So we knew that he was your operator.  And…

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By Bill in Pittsburgh, May 13, 2009 at 10:56 am Link to this comment
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Quite frankly I agree with everything Wanda Sykes said.  Every last word.  Nothing she has said is any worse than what Rush the entertainer has said about others in the past.

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By Kaelieh, May 12, 2009 at 11:34 pm Link to this comment
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I LOVE Jon Stewart. This segment was great.

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By RobertinWestbury, May 12, 2009 at 8:04 pm Link to this comment

I sort of had to laught at Bill Bennett’s shocked reaction to what she said about Rush Limbaugh’s kidneys failing.  He said, “where did that come from?” 

That’s the same reaction I have whenever I hear pretty much anything Limbaugh has to say.

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