Wednesday, April 27, 2005

What If I Joke About Joking About Shooting the Prez?

Randi Rhodes is in a bit of hot water.

Since Drudge moves stuff, here is the post:

The red-hot rhetoric over Social Security on liberal talkradio network AIR AMERICA has caught the attention of the Secret Service, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

Government officials are reviewing a skit which aired on the network Monday evening -- a skit featuring an apparent gunshot warning to the president!

The announcer: "A spoiled child is telling us our Social Security isn't safe anymore, so he is going to fix it for us. Well, here's your answer, you ungrateful whelp: [audio sound of 4 gunshots being fired.] Just try it, you little bastard. [audio of gun being cocked]."

The audio production at the center of the controversy aired during opening minutes of The Randi Rhodes Show.

"What is with all the killing?" Rhodes said, laughing, after the clip aired.

"Even joking about shooting the president is a crime, let alone doing it on national radio... we are taking this very seriously," a government source explained.


If you are joking, and it is obviously a joke, then it can't be a crime. Let me try this:

"If you look at Randi Rhodes' picture, you'll see that she is actually quite attractive. Or would be if it were dark, you had had a lot of beer, and it was closing time. And if you were a het chubby-chaser."

(No, that wasn't funny; that's beside the point).

Now, I joked about someone who joked about killing the president (and I have used the phrase "killing the president" twice in this post). Does that mean I should listen for the heavy hand of the state to knock on my door?


Anonymous said...

"Does that mean I should listen for the heavy hand of the state to knock on my door?"

< Yes! And expect a no knock on your door at midnight, under the new and improve, amazing Patriot Act. You do understand that you have no rights period, for offending a former impaired enlarged " Smackdown" WWF star.>

In Secret, Agent Vince Mac MacMahon, CEO of the Homeland Total Awareness Program, WWF State division

ps. As far as the President is concern, you were given a pardon under our faith base outreach State program. You should be jumping with joy, since this is compassion conservativism in action. Should you do this again, You will be simply shot by 15,000 WWF fans on Thursday night cable.

Chris Lawrence said...

"Chubby-chaser"? That's a new one on me!

toc001 said...

Randi has not received any calls or visits from the secret service because it is a non issue. Just like when Man Coulter said about Clinton, "I don't know whether we should impeach him or assasinate him!" the Secret Service didn't see fit to waste thier time.

There was no direct threat.

Drudge, as usual, get it wrong. His name is now Dredge, as in digging up sewage.

toc001 said...

Sorry for my typos!