Friday, February 19, 2010

Tard Again

Let me get this straight…

A couple of weeks ago, Sarah Palin vilified Rahm Emanuel for calling a group of Democrats a “bunch of fucking retards.” IMHO, that was quite the apt description. The comment was made behind closed doors. Caribou Barbie said that use of the “R” word was such a heinous insult that Emanuel should be fired.

The day after Rahm’s …wordiness, Rush Limbaugh used the same exact word more than a dozen times, on the airwaves, where millions of people could hear. Sister Sarah, not daring to cross the head of the Republican Party, Inc., said of the radio host. “When Rush uses the word, it’s parody…it’s satire.” I call it a double standard. I call it hypocrisy. But I’ll go with the VPILF’s version. Parody and satire. Cool.

Flash forward to last Sunday’s episode of Family Guy. FULL DISCLOSURE: Every time you watch Family Guy, we here at PTB make one MILLION dollars!). On that night’s episode, Chris goes out with a girl who had Down’s Syndrome. When he asked her what her parents did for a living she replied, “My dad is an architect and my mom is the former Governor of Alaska.” And ya know what Caribou Barbie and her knocked-up-out-of-wedlock daughter did? You got it right…they vilified the writers of Family Guy! Aye caramba!

The crux of the biscuit is simple…If Sarah Palin is cool with Rush Limbaugh using the “R” word because it’s “parody and satire” then she should wake the fuck up and understand that Family Guy is an animated comedy series that specializes in PARODY AND SATIRE! Do you folks realize that she was almost the Vice President of the United States of America, Inc? Y’all have no idea how big a bullet we dodged. True story.



Mark said...

A confession: I was considering voting for Senator McCain . . . until he chose what's-her-name as his running mate. So much for respect for McCain. I love Family Guy.

pj Connolly said...

Mark...I supported John McCain in the republican primary of 2000. Then, it seemed, he lost his way (and so did the republicans).

Although I make lots of money when people watch Family Guy, I never got into it. Go figure.

Thank you very much for commenting on PTB.

pj Connolly said...

With so much foo-frah surrounding Family Guy, I'm thinkin' I might want to tune in.