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Saturday, February 26, 2005

Margaret Cho vs. the Mouth Breathers

I saw today that what the freepers had to say about the death of Peter Berenson, the founder of Amnesty International:
. Another commie out of here. Happy morning to you all.

. All of them, socialist, marxist, lenonistics,,the deader the better

. It's been a good year. Another one goes to hell. This man has so much blood on his hands, maybe he will keep his buddy arafat company.
Who could say anything bad about a man whose sole purpose was to fight for human rights around the world?

Just so we all know what we're dealing with here. A while back, Matt Drudge "revealed" the transcripts of the awards. (I'm guessing their had to be hundreds of people there, the place was loaded with celebrities -- how much of a "secret" could it have been?) Anyway, during her performance that evening the always funny and relevant Margaret Cho said the following:
"Despite all of this stupid bullsh-- that the Republican National Committee, or whatever the f--- they call them, that they were saying that they're all angry about how two of these ads were comparing Bush to Hitler? I mean, out of thousands of submissions, they find two. They're like fu--ing looking for Hitler in a haystack. You now? I mean, George Bush is not Hitler. He would be if he fu--ing applied himself." (big, extended applause) "I mean he just isn't."
That would be considered fair and balanced in the crowd I run with, but even if it's not your cup of tea -- she's a comedienne. Get it? Big with the funny. Entitled to the same artistic license I give Dennis Miller, who is not funny.

So somebody posts her comments on the freepers, and it was like walking into the lions den wearing a steak suit. Some of the emails she received:
From: M346r4
I just wanted to let you know how much I admire you! For someone with your background to achieve the level of success you have is incredible. It seems like only yesterday that Chinese scientists successfully cross-breeded a pot-belly pig and a Chink whore. 9 months later you were born!
Your'e disgustingly fat pig face with the yellow skin and and slant eyes has been with us ever since! And not to mention your horrid attempt at humor. Wow!! What a gift you've been to humanity!

From: Mickey Cobain
It's really pathetic when a disgusting cunt like you
tries to be funny. YOU are NOT funny. Maybe to some
mentally disturbed serial killer you are funny, but
that's about it. I have a great idea, why don't you
move to china and try your comedy there. Maybe they
will appreciate it more. If not, maybe they will cut
your fucking head off. We can only hope.

From: John Zaroian
Hey dig this BUSH WILL WIN....Whatsammatter fat ass, cant take the heat. Eat some dog like your freinds back home. Its what you look like anyway you scumbag Chowface..

From: Tina
I find you to be a disgusting, misguided PIG! You need to seek medical help because you have what the psychiatric profession calls a MENTAL DISORDER! You hate filled moron! You must have had some sweet childhood to act out of so much HATE and INTOLERANCE! How do you sleep at night filled with such ire and hatred? I feel sorry for your ignorance, you poor thing. Do us Americans and favour and check your sad self into a mental hospital! And take homoby with you!
These are the ones I felt okay about reprinting. You can read much worse here.

So, in summation -- Margaret Cho is brilliant, and if you have any doubts, catch her new DVD, Peter and I laughed ourselves sick watching it a couple of weeks ago. And the truth hurts. Obviously some raging wingers who are out there flying with way too little emotional ballast can't handle the confrontation with it. Cheers to Margaret for having the courage to make them reveal the true face of the beast.

And a fond farewell to Peter Berenson, a man who left the world a much better place for his presence in it. No amount of ignorant guttersniping can ever take that away.