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Thursday, July 10, 2014

David Horsey, Los Angeles Times: I keep mentioning Victoria Jackson. She is the former member of the Saturday Night Live comedy troupe who usually portrayed a bubble-headed ditz. Her characters met the criteria of every dumb blonde joke ever told. Apparently, she is just as dumb in real life. After seeing the National Report's [satirical hoax] story about Obama hanging out with Muslims on July 4, she re-posted it on her website and sent out a message of alarm on Twitter. Jackson was not joking around. She opened her post by writing, "Obama continues to slap America in the face and spit on her. I am outraged. If you're not, you are uninformed." This champion of being "informed" is a fervent right-wing evangelical who posts lots of curious items, including allegations of a government plot to force people to move from the suburbs to the inner city, creaky old exposes about the evils of Freemasonry and "proof" that Obama is a Muslim who not-so-secretly aids America's enemies.

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Jackson's fans immediately swallowed the Muslim Fourth of July story and went ballistic. "Of course," wrote one respondent. "He has to drop in on his terrorist 'bros' and say hello." Another wrote, "This story should surprise no one. Obama is a MUSLIM."

The comments went on like that until somebody posted a message pointing out the inconvenient reality that the story was satire. In response, one of Victoria's comrades wrote back, "Doesn't matter."

And it really does not seem to matter to the fantasy-mongers on the right.

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"Obama continues to slap America in the face and spit on her."

That's ok. Obama knows the safe word.

#1 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-07-09 03:47 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 5 | Newsworthy 1

I'd love to hear a discussion about Obama between Jackson and Palin. That would be hilarious, if you think angry, hateful women can be funny. Personally, I do.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2014-07-10 02:56 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

I do too! And btw, you're hilarious. So is corky.

#7 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2014-07-10 03:03 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

You double the danger when you combine angry with gullible.

#8 | Posted by cbob at 2014-07-10 03:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

And it really does not seem to matter to the fantasy-mongers on the right.

It didn't matter to Hillary, did it?

#9 | Posted by boaz at 2014-07-10 03:39 PM | Reply | Flag:

It didn't matter to Hillary, did it?

#9 | Posted by boaz

Did hillary write enraged tweets in which she fell for a fake news story? Or are you just trying to deflect?

#10 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-07-10 04:47 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

I haven't a clue who this Victoria Jackson is, nor do I care. There are two realities that need said again.

(1) The Hollywood/entertainment crowd are basically good at playing pretend and grossly overpaid for doing it. They are mostly ditzes that are not intelligent critical thinkers. They do not deserve the megaphone that they get from their media pals.

(2) Most politicians become inherently greedy and corrupt after serving in office for one term.

#11 | Posted by Robson at 2014-07-10 04:51 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

For the most part everyone in this country has lost their sense of humor...

#12 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2014-07-10 05:27 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

#12 | POSTED BY GALAXIEPETE
"For the most part everyone in this country has lost their sense of humor..."

FF!

Oh. Wait. That wasn't supposed to be funny?

#13 | Posted by TheTom at 2014-07-10 05:29 PM | Reply | Flag:

I haven't a clue who this Victoria Jackson is, nor do I care. There are two realities that need said again.

(1) The Hollywood/entertainment crowd are basically good at playing pretend and grossly overpaid for doing it. They are mostly ditzes that are not intelligent critical thinkers. They do not deserve the megaphone that they get from their media pals.

(2) Most politicians become inherently greedy and corrupt after serving in office for one term.

#11 | Posted by Robson

Victoria Jackson is relevant because Fox news treats her as a legitimate voice of authority and gives her frequent airtime.

The fact that they have to dig through bins of morons to find people to spout right wing propaganda says a lot about both the channel and the message.

There are many people in hollywood who are highly educated and highly intelligent, also highly charitable. Clooney, the guy the right wing despises, makes half of his movies with the intention of educating mass audiences to the suffering of others. Sean Penn actually goes to disaster areas and tries to help people with his bare hands. When was the last time you saw a right wing blabbermouth do any of that?

#14 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-07-10 05:57 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

I didn't know (outside of a Bill Clinton jokes) that conservatives had a sense of humor? They are usually too busy claiming to be a victim of some sort of teahadist conspiricy.

#15 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2014-07-10 08:01 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

**** Victoria Jackson is a "Zionist Wannabe"!

#17 | Posted by AntiCadillac at 2014-07-10 11:11 PM | Reply | Flag:

tries to help people with his bare hands. When was the last time you saw a right wing blabbermouth do any of that?

#14 | Posted by SpeakSoftly

Quick Quiz: Which entertainer visited the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan while the war was raging?

A. Sean Hannity
B. Al Franken
C. Rush Limbaugh

#18 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2014-07-11 08:35 AM | Reply | Flag:

i'm trying to call to mind a memorable SNL skit Jackson was in. i remember liking her; she played a character that was childlike & naïve. She was in a movie "Casual Sex?" which wasn't too bad, and had everybody's favorite, Andrew Dice Clay.

#19 | Posted by kenx at 2014-07-11 09:14 AM | Reply | Flag:

#18 ~ B (enjoyed the heck out of Franken on SNL. He did a pretty funny piece on Dave Letterman after Cheney drunkenly shot that guy in the face while bird hunting in TX. i remember the guy apologized for having been shot (involved in an incident that made the V.P. look ridiculous).

#20 | Posted by kenx at 2014-07-11 09:21 AM | Reply | Flag:

You are correct sir. Neither of the 2 right-wing chickenhawks had the guts to actually support the troops and go see them, but Franken did.

#21 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2014-07-11 10:12 AM | Reply | Flag:

Victoria Jackson was also a killed character in the TV series "Heat of the Night."

#22 | Posted by RoyaltyBatty at 2014-07-11 11:08 AM | Reply | Flag:

Quick Quiz: Which entertainer visited the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan while the war was raging?
A. Sean Hannity
B. Al Franken
C. Rush Limbaugh

#18 | POSTED BY TFDNIHILIST

D. This dooosh: www.sanfords.net

#23 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-07-11 12:26 PM | Reply | Flag:

"You are correct sir. Neither of the 2 right-wing chickenhawks had the guts to actually support the troops and go see them, but Franken did.
#21 | Posted by TFDNihilist"

Yeah but only Sean Hannity had the guts to be water-boarded.

(Wait, what? He did?)

#24 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2014-07-11 02:44 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Yeah but only Sean Hannity had the guts to be water-boarded."

Did he think he was drowning? Or did they give him WB-light, so he could report, "aw, it's not too bad!"?

#25 | Posted by kenx at 2014-07-11 03:57 PM | Reply | Flag:

Quick Quiz: Which entertainer visited the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan while the war was raging?

A. Sean Hannity
B. Al Franken
C. Rush Limbaugh

#18 | Posted by TFDNihilist

I said - when do rightwingers help people in need?

Not - when do rightwingers pose with paid mercenaries to improve their own image?

#26 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-07-11 05:04 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Did he think he was drowning? Or did they give him WB-light, so he could report, "aw, it's not too bad!"?
#25 | Posted by kenx"

Neither. Like chickenhawks throughout history (see, e.g., Rush Limbaugh, Dick Cheney, et al.), he chickened out.

#27 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2014-07-11 05:20 PM | Reply | Flag:

"I said - when do rightwingers help people in need?"

Study after study has show the right wing to be more charitable.

#28 | Posted by salamandagator at 2014-07-11 05:48 PM | Reply | Flag:

Study after study has show the right wing to be more charitable.

#28 | Posted by salamandagator

Only more financially charitable - and that's because of their religion. They're trying to buy their way into heaven - not exactly selfless charity.

The people who get their hands dirty helping desperate people are usually flaming liberals. Like Jesus.

#29 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-07-11 06:55 PM | Reply | Flag:

Oh, so you meant when does a right winger do something charitable that fits in with your ideological views, oh and don't look over there or over there or over there that does not count because you know that only liberals do it for the right reasons. Yeah buddy sure. Don't like reality fine but avoid making such patently false statements in the future ok?

#30 | Posted by salamandagator at 2014-07-11 08:05 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Who Really Gives? Partisanship and Charitable Giving in the United States"

themonkeycage.org

#31 | Posted by danni at 2014-07-11 08:19 PM | Reply | Flag:

Oh, so you meant when does a right winger do something charitable that fits in with your ideological views, oh and don't look over there or over there or over there that does not count because you know that only liberals do it for the right reasons.

#30 | Posted by salamandagator

No I mean soldiers aren't charity. And neither is doing something because your religious leader tells you you'll be rewarded for it.

That's BUYING something, not GIVING something.

#32 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-07-11 11:18 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

is this a Carnac the Magnificent question?

#33 | Posted by ichiro at 2014-07-12 07:09 AM | Reply | Flag:

indulgences?

#34 | Posted by ichiro at 2014-07-12 07:12 AM | Reply | Flag:

The violence and barbarism characteristic of some Muslims today is NOTHING compared to the history of Western Civilization. They just happen to be about 500 years behind us in terms of developing a moral culture. There are plenty among us who are on the same level today as they are. No nation today can compete with Israel or the United States in terms of perpetuating violence, for no decent reason.

#35 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-07-12 10:26 AM | Reply | Flag:

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