Saturday, February 20, 2010


Babbin Jokes About IRS Plane Attack:

At the CPAC conference, Human Events editor Jed Babbin introduced Grover Norquist, the top anti-tax conservative activist in the country. During his introduction, Babbin joked about the recent airplane attack on an IRS building in Texas, which reportedly killed both the alleged perpetrator and a person who was in the building.

"And let me just say, I'm really happy to see Grover today," said Babbin. "He was getting a little testy in the past couple of weeks. And I was just really, really glad that it was not him identified as flying that airplane into the IRS building."

Those zany wingnuts! They're so crazy!

Which leads us to the question: Why are so few conservatives funny? PJ O'Rourke's the only one I can think of that actually makes me laugh. The rest of conservative "humor" just comes off as severe dickishness.


Karen in Ohio said...

They're not funny because they're so angry and unhappy, Dusty. They can't help themselves, though.

Tom said...

Agreed, Karen; self-righteousness, narcissism and hate are antithetical to professional-grade comedy performance.

But as the butt of jokes? Yeah, they can serve there.

Fred Phelps' bunch of God-Hates-Jews-Gays-Tacos scarecrows were in Long Beach yesterday. They got laughed out of town.

David Terrenoire said...

Even PJ O'Rourke can be tiresome. And I'll never forgive him for ruining National Lampoon with dick jokes and frat boy humor.

I've racked my brain to come up with a conservative that makes me laugh and the only one I can think of is Drew Carey and I haven't seen him do standup in over a decade.

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eviljwinter said...

Well, there's Ben Stein, but Ben (*gasp!* *horrors!*) will support a liberal if he likes them or thinks they're smart.

So I guess Ben doesn't count as a "real" conservative.

Oh, wait. These days, I guess anyone who's not stupid, angry, or bigoted is allowed to be conservative.

Guess that kills your PJ O'Rourke theory, Dusty.

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