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    Quote Originally Posted by Cali View Post
    He is? I wasn't aware of that- what other incidents has he been involved in? I've watched his show for years and I've always thought his brand of humor to be classy for the most part free of cheapshots.
    It is not that he has been involved in any other incidents of this nature before that I am aware of. The only other time I remember him having to apologize is when he out of his way to humilate Paris Hilton when she had come out of jail and was a guest on his show. ( yes I know that that whole incident with her getting out of jail in the amount of time she did was a joke anyway but I digress).She asked him several times to not discuss the incident and he continued. He had to apologize to her the next time she came on and to the best of my recall gave her flowers as well. But it is more his pompous attitude that I don't care for in general that's all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    I caught that, too. Especially when she said 'the candidate that must be obeyed,' completely ignoring the fact that Obama said that her family should be off-limits too and that he would fire anybody in his campaign that went after her family.
    i caught that too. in fact, if i remember correctly, obama made that statement about the palin family first and foremost (it was when the pregnant bristol thing came out) and other politicians' kids in general. she should be grateful instead of being a retard and turning it around. she really is a piece of shit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by viggofan View Post
    Again at this point I am ita agreement with you.

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    I'm doing fine, Viggo. Just waiting for the Giants to kick off the new season. How about you?

    And, yeah, we both agree the situation should be over with. And I don't dispute the fact that Letterman's joke was in poor taste, even he said it was in poor taste. And the Palins had every right to be upset no matter which daughter he was talking about.

    But with that said, it doesn't change the fact that Palin & the GOP are trying to use the incident as a springboard to rile up the conservative base and to go after the 'liberal media.' And that's why it's turned into fake outrage on the part of Palin and the conservatives.

    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    i caught that too. in fact, if i remember correctly, obama made that statement about the palin family first and foremost (it was when the pregnant bristol thing came out) and other politicians' kids in general. she should be grateful instead of being a retard and turning it around. she really is a piece of shit.
    Yup. That's exactly when he said it, right after the news about Bristol's pregnancy broke. But Palin and conservatives like to forget that, because it doesn't play into the whole 'if it was Obama's daughters this would be different' line.

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    Oh, I forgot the son:

    Track = cut school bus brake lines, forced-into-the-Army-as-punishment boy.

    Still trying to imagine what Pooper will be . . .


    And, in related news:

    The Palin-Letterman absurdity feud continues its tortured rounds through the news media. And finally….a shining clear voice of reason. A measured, cogent, insightful assessment of the situation. From…. Levi Johnston?

    Johnston, 19, tells “Extra” he believes Letterman was referring to 18-year-old daughter Bristol aka the mother of his son, Tripp.

    Levi tells “Extra” Letterman “might” have crossed the line a “little bit.” Johnston adds, “I don’t think he meant to hurt anybody. He’s a comedian. That’s what he does… people are going to make jokes and they’re going to talk and say whatever they want.”
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    Slutty Flight Attendants March in Solidarity with Palin

    Alaska governor Sarah Palin received a resounding vote of support today in her war of words with David Letterman as thousands of slutty flight attendants marched on Mr. Letterman's TV studio in New York.

    The protest march, organized by the National Association of Slutty Flight Attendants, attracted as many as twenty thousand slutty marchers, according to NYPD estimates.

    "Say it loud, we're slutty and proud!" chanted the protesters, who lined the sidewalks in front of Mr. Letterman's studio to show their support for the Alaska governor.

    Kendra Kalounis, the executive director of the slutty flight attendants' group, said she had canceled a tanning appointment to attend the march and added that slutty flight attendants were a political force to be reckoned with.

    "Do you know the difference between a regular flight attendant and a slutty one?" she said. "Lipstick."

    Andy Borowitz: Slutty Flight Attendants March in Solidarity with Palin
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    Levi Takes Letterman's Side

    Famed babydaddy Levi Johnston is weighing in on the Sarah Palin/David Letterman feud!

    The Palin vs. Letterman's war was sparked when the "Late Night" host joked that during the seventh inning of a Yankees game, Palin's "daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez." Letterman wasn't specific as to which daughter he was mocking, and Palin assumed he meant her 14-year-old daughter Willow, who accompanied her to the game.

    Johnston, 19, tells "Extra" he believes Letterman was referring to 18-year-old daughter Bristol aka the mother of his son, Tripp.

    Levi tells "Extra" Letterman "might" have crossed the line a "little bit." Johnston adds, "I don't think he meant to hurt anybody. He's a comedian. That's what he does... people are going to make jokes and they're going to talk and say whatever they want."

    Johnston still has the name of his former fiancée tattooed on his ring finger, but the recent high school grad confesses he isn't planning on getting back with Bristol. "All we're going to do is be the best parents we can be for our little boy. That's my plan," Levi says. He continues, "We kind of grew apart from each other. We don't think the same anymore. I'd like to just be friends."
    and
    Wait, Wait, Don’t Palin Me!
    There’s a very funny segment on Sarah Palin this week on the hilarious NPR News Quiz Game Show “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me.” You can listen to the podcast HERE. It starts at about 3:00. Everything from the invitation-noninvitation-disinvitation-reinvitation at the GOP fundraiser, to Letterman, to the invasion of Russian troops into Wasilla! Enjoy!
    Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! : NPR
    I doubt Letterman is going to let this die. He's going to make regular Palin jokes all the time now.

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    OMG I'm so glad that Slutty Flight Attendants Association story is from the comedy section of HuffPo. For a second there, my brain was about to explode!

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    Could Palin flap be Letterman's Hugh Grant?

    Sarah Palin would no doubt be horrified by the idea, but there's a chance she could become the same boon to David Letterman's career that Hugh Grant was to Jay Leno's.
    Grant's 1995 appearance on NBC's "Tonight" show after a prostitution arrest, where Leno famously asked "what were you thinking?," was seen in retrospect as a turning point in the late-night race. It drew a huge audience and propelled Leno to the top of the ratings, a spot he would not relinquish.
    Letterman did not court last week's battle with Palin, who called him "perverted" for making a joke about her daughter getting "knocked up" by New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez, and he said in retrospect the remark was in poor taste.
    Palin rebuffed his invitations to appear on the show, but that might not matter. The story had the effect of turning the attention to Letterman at a critical time, during the second week of his new competition with Leno's replacement, Conan O'Brien.
    "It will be interesting to see if that can be maintained or whether it is one of those temporary things," said Robert Thompson, director of the Center for the Study of Popular Television at Syracuse University.
    The final numbers won't be out until later in the week, but there's a strong chance that Letterman could average more viewers than the "Tonight" show in the second week of O'Brien's new 11:35 p.m. job. That hasn't happened since 2005, and the timing is significant: some of Leno's old fans may be more amenable to searching for a new late-night habit during the transition period.
    It's difficult to tell whether Letterman received a boost this week because of people interested in what he was going to say about Palin. Strong guests like Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington were a boost, too.
    Letterman has referenced the NBC transition in a handful of jokes over the past two weeks, many of them poking fun of himself as much as his rival.
    "Conan O'Brien, of course, is the new host of the `Tonight' show,'" Letterman said a week ago. "Did they even look at my audition tape?"
    On a top 10 list of Signs it's Time for Kim Jong-Il to retire, was No. 2: "Republic already named his successor, Conan Jong-Il. Topping the list of Surprising Facts about Sonia Sotomayor was: "Demonstrated impeccable judgment by watching Conan."
    Despite the competition, no doubt it's hard for Letterman to exhibit the same animosity toward O'Brien as he did toward Leno. O'Brien has openly acknowledged his debt to Letterman, and his subversive anti-talk show style is more reminiscent of what Letterman did in the 1980s than what Letterman is doing today.
    Letterman maintains his biting sarcasm, but at age 62 he has evolved into more of a traditional talk show host than his rivals. Thompson said he believes Letterman is more topical than ever, in part a recognition of Jon Stewart's success at Comedy Central. The Letterman of two decades ago attracted attention for dropping watermelons from the roof of a building or wearing a Velcro suit; now he gets it for charged interviews with John McCain or Joaquin Phoenix
    When Letterman did a brief filmed skit last week tied to Washington's new movie, "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3" it seemed like a quaint throwback; O'Brien does such pre-filmed segments all the time.
    "David Letterman's biggest problem is he was brilliant in going against the grain," he said. "David Letterman is now the grain. He's his own toughest act to follow. So that's why it is smart that he has tried to change the game."
    Letterman, who went through a life-changing heart surgery and became a father in the past decade, seems committed to the new competition. It was revealed this week that he had agreed to a contract extension that will keep him on the "Late Show" into 2012, and there's no indication that he's looking toward retirement.
    His longevity, however, may be his biggest handicap in getting back to the top.
    "By and large, late-night comedy is a young wise-guy's business," Thompson said.
    The fans who thought he was fabulously hip in the 1980s now have their own teen-agers looking to make their own late-night TV habits. Letterman has a love-him-or-hate him personality, and a transition by one of his competitors isn't likely to change the minds of viewers who made them up years ago. He jokes about all politicians but it's becoming clearer where his sympathies lie -- something that Palin and her supporters sensed in their criticisms. NBC has touted O'Brien's show as the fun place to be in late-night, particularly for younger viewers, with the implication that Letterman is a cranky old man.
    It would be foolish to count him out.
    Palin may have inadvertently given Letterman a platform at a time when it is most valuable; the next few weeks will show how he's been able to use it.
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    ^I was thinking about this (before reading the article) since this week's Entertainment Weekly has an article about the battle for late night. I'm sure Dave will have a Palin joke or two next week.

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    ^^Palin's going to milk it for all it's worth, so Dave will, too. But in the end Dave's going to be the winner, because it's more ratings for his show. Palin will just continue to prove to everybody outside of the conservative base that she's an idiot.

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    is this bitch dead yet or what
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    I'm doing fine, Viggo. Just waiting for the Giants to kick off the new season. How about you?

    And, yeah, we both agree the situation should be over with. And I don't dispute the fact that Letterman's joke was in poor taste, even he said it was in poor taste. And the Palins had every right to be upset no matter which daughter he was talking about.

    But with that said, it doesn't change the fact that Palin & the GOP are trying to use the incident as a springboard to rile up the conservative base and to go after the 'liberal media.' And that's why it's turned into fake outrage on the part of Palin and the conservatives.



    Yup. That's exactly when he said it, right after the news about Bristol's pregnancy broke. But Palin and conservatives like to forget that, because it doesn't play into the whole 'if it was Obama's daughters this would be different' line.
    Off topic for one second: Other than dealing with some family health issues I am doing well thanks
    Unfortunately for many folks seeing the Giants live is going to be painful financially. So I guess many games are going to be seen on TV instead of Live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by viggofan View Post
    Off topic for one second: Other than dealing with some family health issues I am doing well thanks
    Unfortunately for many folks seeing the Giants live is going to be painful financially. So I guess many games are going to be seen on TV instead of Live.
    Don't feel bad, I've never seen a Giants game live. But one day I'd like to.

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    The Spitzer was funny it was just creepy.

    But the pregnant by Arod is inappropriate a "if BRistol had been there she woulda been..." woulda been fine but Willow has done nothing and is FOURTEEN.

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    Willow looks just like her sister (that's her above and in the green dress). She certainly doesn't look like a little kid. She was wearing daisy dukes at the baseball game, so maybe they just assumed it was the older, known-to-be-promiscuous Bristol.

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    ^ Willow looks older then Bristol in that pic.
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