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Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 09/14/2009

Separated at Birth: Kanye West and Joe Wilson?

By Liz Kelly

Is Kanye West the Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) of the music world?

Last night's ill-mannered interruption of Taylor Swift's VMA acceptance speech was eerily reminiscent of last week's similarly unwelcome outburst from Wilson during President Obama's health care address to a joint session of Congress. So what does that say about us?

West hasn't let a VMA broadcast slip by for the past few years without somehow forcing a Kanye moment. And Sunday's full-scale invasion of Taylor Swift's acceptance speech had the ring of a premeditated -- and pathetic -- play for publicity (and ratings) on a network that has expanded its stable of jackasses to include Sasha Baron Cohen, whose Bruno character was crudely lowered onto Eminem's face to much fanfare in June. (An incident the network later admitted was staged.)

While West's storming of the stage may not have been scripted so much as allowed to happen, the moment joins Wilson's now infamous "You lie" as what The Post's Dana Milbank described as another low for the "nation's rapidly deteriorating discourse." And while the humiliation of a 19-year-old country star is hardly as momentous as blatant disregard for the office of the president, both incidents are the result of a society in which shouting down those with whom we disagree. Call it the Glenn Beck-ization of America or an erosion of civility. Either way, it stinks.

Both Wilson and West, it should be noted, have apologized. Wilson said he felt provoked and was still riled up from several town hall meetings critical of the President's proposed health care plan. For his part, West stopped short of a true apology only saying he was sorry he ruined Swift's moment. (There's also an unconfirmed report claiming West was drunk floating around.)

This morning on "Today," Pink said West is "getting exactly what he wanted -- we're talking about him." Point taken. And, according to this article, Wilson too has benefited from his stunt -- reportedly raising $1 million in campaign funds since last Wednesday.

Or, for a lighter take on this comparison, watch this excellent mashup -- obviously rushed into production -- in which West interrupts Obama's speech:

By Liz Kelly  | September 14, 2009; 11:35 AM ET
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Comments

Hmm, how come Kanye West's blatant disrespect of another performer is not compared to EIGHT years of Democratic booing of President Bush everytime he spoke?

Seriously, Liz, you couldn't have found a non-political comparison for Kanye's behavior.

Athough Kanye is in a boorish class all by himself.

Posted by: epjd | September 14, 2009 11:39 AM | Report abuse

ep, we weren't saying boo, we were saying Boo-ush.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | September 14, 2009 11:42 AM | Report abuse

The only thing in this commentary that made any sense was the bit about what an ill-mannered society we've become. And yes, I think a good writer or investigative reporter could do a story on the correlation between the deterioration in civil discourse/the promotion of hatred by people like Limbaugh/Beck/Coulter and a corresponding rise in such behavior by the population in general, but this piece certainly didn't accomplish that. It tried to compare apples to oranges. A member of Congress violating protocol of the organizational body he belongs to during a presidential address cannot be compared in any credible way to West yet again letting his oversized ego get in the way of good judgment by interrupting a silly awards show. I mean, isn't that West's stock in trade anyway? He doesn't get his way, he insults people. It's just too bad his talent isn't equal to his ego. I just wish West's 15 minutes of fame would end already. However, it does seem as a society that we reward bad behavior so long as it keeps us entertained. Look at Mike Tyson, Michael Vick, Pete Rose, Naomi Campbell, Kanye West--any number of rude athletes or film/tv stars. In the 'real' world, such obnoxious behavior would be inexcusable, grounds for termination. In the world of entertainment and celebrity, however, it just makes you richer. But in a country that worships the dollar as much as it worships Jesus, is that any real surprise?

Posted by: woebegoner | September 14, 2009 12:07 PM | Report abuse

To suggest that Joe Wilson and Kanye West are siblings related may be the best, nastiest insult one could make to both of them.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | September 14, 2009 12:17 PM | Report abuse

I think the comparisons stop at the fact that both outbursts were made by raging a-holes.

The outburst made by Joe Wilson was unprecedented in that he disrespected the President of the United States DURING THE PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS TO CONGRESS- there have been boos and hisses before but never has anyone verbally attacked the President WHILE he addresses Congress. He did not have to agree w/the President but he could have composed himself to have enough respect and decorum to intelligently disagree at the appropriate time (during the Republican response maybe?) That outburst only made him look like a common, low-class and uneducated dolt.

Kanye is a complete narcissicist in need of constant attention (that outbust was not about Beyonce)- that trait beomes extraordinarily damaging when fueld by drink and drugs as it did last night at the VMAs

Posted by: plamar1031 | September 14, 2009 12:21 PM | Report abuse

It's all further proof that the inmates have taken over the asylum.

Posted by: northgs | September 14, 2009 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Hmm, how come Kanye West's blatant disrespect of another performer is not compared to EIGHT years of Democratic booing of President Bush everytime he spoke?

Seriously, Liz, you couldn't have found a non-political comparison for Kanye's behavior.

Athough Kanye is in a boorish class all by himself.

Posted by: epjd | September 14, 2009 11:39 AM
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Yes, epjd. We. Can.

When Kanye West stood next to a visibly shocked Mike Myers declaring, "George Bush hates black people," I believe he would have looked more apporpriate wearing a pink dress as members of Code Pink do when disrupting Bush public events.

How's that for ya?

Posted by: mdreader01 | September 14, 2009 12:40 PM | Report abuse

I'll bet the only reason Joe Wilson didn't grab the mike and take over the Presidential Address is that there were at least a dozen armed Secret Service agents ready to take him out. Maybe a suggestion for next years VMAs ?

Posted by: hodie | September 14, 2009 12:41 PM | Report abuse

You know what we need?

Obama to invite the two of them to the whitehouse for a beer.

Posted by: quintiliusvarus | September 14, 2009 12:44 PM | Report abuse

The swiftboating of Taylor Swift
Left VMA spectators miffed;
It's more in a saga
Where Kanye goes gaga
For trophies he never has sniffed.

News Short n' Sweet by JFD8
http://twitter.com/JFD8

Posted by: jd121 | September 14, 2009 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Boo-ush. Ha ha! Good one Dorkus. I'll take any reference to Boo-urns.

Anyhow, not to step in political ca-ca, but last night on 60 Minutes, Prez-O made the (true) assertion that with the rise and proliferation of 24/7 cable news, and the degeneration of public civility, it is the loudest, most shrill voice that gets the attention. And we get Joe Wilson, and Moron-ye West totally off the chain.

Posted by: jelo97 | September 14, 2009 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Bravo jd121!

Posted by: JLRGG | September 14, 2009 1:05 PM | Report abuse

That's pretty doggone funny: Kanye West's Joe Wilson moment. Yep, that's pretty good. It's a national epidemic of Tourette's!

Posted by: Karmicquickdraw | September 14, 2009 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Wilson and West do not compare. Yes, they were both disrectful, but to disrespect the President of the United Stated during an address to Congress is unpatriotic. Not only should Wilson be centured, but he should be removed by the people of South Carolina for embarrassment, not knowing nor reading the bill in question (being completely unprepared), for a lack of decorum, and for a lack of care of how he represents that state. Kayne is just an a** looking for attention. So what B, didn't win over Taylor. She deserved her moment to shine. But trust, there is no comparison between Wilson and Kayne except them both being rude a*holes (a donkey in Kayne's case and the a** of an a** in Wilson's case).

Posted by: tawana_t | September 14, 2009 1:31 PM | Report abuse

OMG. Taylor Swift planned it all!

http://concretelyambiguous.com/todays-truth/taylor-swift-planned-it-all/

Posted by: ca123four | September 14, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Best comment I heard re Wilson was on Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me where it was quipped that another South Carolina politician has inserted himself somewhere inappropriatly!

Posted by: hodie | September 14, 2009 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Kanye West is a rude, ill-mannered bore for years now. I never liked his music, there are loads of individuals who sing much better than he, and when I've seen him interviewed on TV, he comes across as arrogant, conceited and just full of himiself. Eventually, people like him who become celebrities for a short, while burn out and go back to medicrity where they came from.

Posted by: Listening2 | September 14, 2009 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Why anyone watches this vile, vulgar trainwreck called the VMAwards is beyond me--I have never seen such a collection of weirdos. When the music has to take back seat to the egomaniacal exhibitionists on the stage, it is no longer entertainment but a freakshow.

Posted by: amac3 | September 14, 2009 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Kanye - young, rich, famous. Ignorant.

Posted by: mirrorgazer | September 14, 2009 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Not one person here can deny that Kanye West was right. Taylor Swift needs to be investigated and sent to prison.

Posted by: August30 | September 14, 2009 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Kanye is a racist, Wilson said "you lie, you lie" to a liar.

Posted by: sparkydmabry | September 14, 2009 2:29 PM | Report abuse

KW is typical trash.

Posted by: beefrank | September 14, 2009 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Award shows are boring. B-O-R-I-N-G. Without the pretty darn good chance that some future "Dancing with the Desperate" contestant will make an @$$ of him- or herself, why bother to watch? Keep pre-auditioning for "I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here," Kanye!

Posted by: kbockl | September 14, 2009 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Any constitutional scholar will tell you that the Health insurance reform proposals DO cover the minor children of illegal immigrants, it would be ruled unconstitutional if they didn't. So Obama IS a Liar or a Fool. Joe Wilson was giving him the benefit of the doubt. I'm not so sure.
Therefore, insulting a teenage girl in front of a national audience is worse than calling out a liar right after he tells a lie.

Posted by: LeopardSeal | September 14, 2009 2:44 PM | Report abuse

So Liz, either we think exactly alike or somehow you saw my Facebook status from 10 am this morning.

Posted by: Stephanotis1 | September 14, 2009 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Imagine that, a politician pinning anthoer one down on an issue. Joe Wilson was rude and his forum was not the right one, but it was extremely effective. Now it is President Obama's job to keep it "not true".

Posted by: s76ardavis | September 14, 2009 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Any constitutional scholar will tell you that the Health insurance reform proposals DO cover the minor children of illegal immigrants, it would be ruled unconstitutional if they didn't. So Obama IS a Liar or a Fool. Joe Wilson was giving him the benefit of the doubt. I'm not so sure.
Therefore, insulting a teenage girl in front of a national audience is worse than calling out a liar right after he tells a lie.
Posted by: LeopardSeal
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LeopardSeal, any person born on US Soil is, by definition, a US citizen, even if the person's parents are illegal immigrants. is that your scenario? Or is there another scenario?

Why don't you give us a short legal brief to buttress your points?

Else, butt out and go back to Beck.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | September 14, 2009 3:10 PM | Report abuse

I hear the "birthers" are now inquiring as to whether anyone has investigated if Taylor Swift is actually a "natural-born" American. Will Swift be required to present a long-form birth certificate, as well as a sworn affadavit from the attending physician? Even if her birth was videotaped, wouldn't it have to be scrutinized for possible tampering?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | September 14, 2009 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Had a white person interrupted a black winner, that would be "racist" but a black man being rude and "racist" and I do believe it was about race, is just considered a "kanye moment"... How sad for the blacks to have such an arrogant, low class, artist and I use that word loosely, take away a moment belonging to a truely wonderful singer/performer. White or black the performer winning should be given their moment to shine. Russell Brand and Lady Gaga were also a disgrace and a discredit to performers. They were vile and cheap.

Posted by: missyinthematrix | September 14, 2009 3:15 PM | Report abuse

I ♥ Cryptids!

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | September 14, 2009 3:16 PM | Report abuse

This guy is an icon for this generation and this administration.
No resume, no property , no family , no accomplishments, no class, no respect.
Sole purpose in life is to force unsolicited opinions down everyone else's throats as if they were as infallible as the Pope.
Makes me puke the way these kids hand out opinions like they were meter maids handing out parking tickets.

Posted by: bruiserND | September 14, 2009 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Sas, There are some who want to try to withdraw automatic US citizenship for children born in the US to illegal aliens. LeopardSeal may well belong to that cohort.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | September 14, 2009 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Liz, I hardly ever read you because you are a real bore - but what the hell are you talking about? You are mixing apples and oranges and the oranges are tired of it.

Kanye is in a league of his own, but if you want make a comparison - why not use serial interrupters and blowhards like Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi or Al Sharpton? Glenn Beck yells at a camera, not his constituents and he's no race baiter like Kanye.

Posted by: cheekymonkey | September 14, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Ahem, Liz Kelly what hath ye wrought?

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | September 14, 2009 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Whoa, people. I'm ready to push the BDK button. Is it too soon to do that?

Missy, don't watch the MTV Video Music Awards if you want to see classy entertainment.

LeopardSeal, just because you don't like 'em doesn't make 'em illegal.

sparkydmabry, nice try. A policy disagreement is not the same thing as a lie. If Rep. Wilson had his way, doctors would be checking for indentification before they checked for a patient's pulse.

Posted by: mdreader01 | September 14, 2009 3:39 PM | Report abuse


Sas, There are some who want to try to withdraw automatic US citizenship for children born in the US to illegal aliens. LeopardSeal may well belong to that cohort.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker

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I am of the opinion that children born of non-citizens on U.S. soil should not be granted U.S. citizenship. However, until the Constitution is amended, anyone born on U.S. soil, regardless of the citizenship status of their parents, is a citizen.

So Leopard Seal should work for a Constitutional Amendment.....

....and be careful about where he voices his opinions....because they might get challenged on a legal and factual basis.

And then there is the story about the penguin....

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | September 14, 2009 3:39 PM | Report abuse

To: People whose panties are in a bunch about apples vs oranges

From: Regular reader of this blog

Message: Please see top of webpage- this is Celebritology, hence, we are here to snark, not to argue policy and/or illegal aliens unless they are children of Madge, Elton John or Brangelina.

Please see a political blog if you want to discuss oranges and their worth.

Thank you.

Posted by: Osteph | September 14, 2009 3:41 PM | Report abuse

cheekymonkey wins the irony award of the day. Brilliant!

:::clap, clap::::

Posted by: mdreader01 | September 14, 2009 3:41 PM | Report abuse

What penguin?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | September 14, 2009 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Oh for gods sake, is this gal a more clearly koolaid drinker or what??

To compare what some rap gangsta idiot did to a 19 year girl to what a politician did to a grown man is just flat out stupid.

And I agree with someone else that said Kayne did it to a 19 year old girl and Wilson just called them like he saw them, like alot of us are seeing them and more and more people are waking up to as well

Posted by: uwishtoo | September 14, 2009 3:48 PM | Report abuse

To all the haters out there....Kanya West sells way,way,way more CDs than that no talent Taylor Swift. Heck, nobody outside the U.S. borders even know who she is anyways.

Posted by: August30 | September 14, 2009 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Definitely, it is the same thing. Both used bad behavior to gain attention and it worked. The media is eating it up.

Obviously, Joe Wilson was the worst of the two since the president is the leader of the free world and we are a nation at war.

Joe Wilson, terrorist sympathizer? Maybe he could be friends with Osama Bin Laden. He doesn't like Obama either.

Posted by: remorse | September 14, 2009 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Seriously? You wanna compare Barack Obama to 19 year old Taylor Swift? Obama has supporters and protestors. I didn't see anyone booing when taylor swift won. Only when Kanye got up and acted like a collosal prick! What are you comparing? One man's political frustrations to a jerk that stole a 19 year old's spotlight just cause he hates country music?

Posted by: bdwest81 | September 14, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

A vacationing penguin is driving his through Arizona when he notices that the oil pressure light is on. He gets out to look and sees oil dripping out of the motor. He drives to the nearest town and stops at the first gas station.

After dropping the car off, the penguin goes for a walk around town. He sees an ice-cream shop and, being a penguin in Arizona, decides that something cold would really hit the spot. He gets a big dish of ice cream and sits down to eat. Having no hands he makes a real mess trying to eat with his flippers. After finishing his ice cream, he goes back to the gas station and asks the mechanic if he's found the problem. The mechanic looks up and says "It looks like you blew a seal."

"No no," the penguin replies, "it's just ice cream."

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | September 14, 2009 4:01 PM | Report abuse

(groan)

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | September 14, 2009 4:06 PM | Report abuse

You asked.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | September 14, 2009 4:08 PM | Report abuse

"To all the haters out there....Kanya West sells way,way,way more CDs than that no talent Taylor Swift."

Way, way, way more CDs, August30? Here's some numbers...

West:
The College Dropout- 3 million
Late Registration- 3.1 million
Graduation- 2.9 million
808s & Heartbreak- 1.6 million
Total- 10.6 million

Swift:
Taylor Swift- 4.3 million
Fearless- 4 million
Total- 8.3 million

Seems to me that all Taylor Swift has to do is release half an album to top Mr. "Voice of a Generation" West.

Posted by: gamz247 | September 14, 2009 4:11 PM | Report abuse

the dem opponent of loud mouth racist wilson has also gotten record amounts of money for his campaign.
expect a dem invasion in 2012.
please always tell both sides to every story.

Posted by: ninnafaye | September 14, 2009 4:15 PM | Report abuse

For the Jokesters that might feel Joe Wilson is a terrorist sympathizer. He is a veteran and the only Congressman that submitted an ammendment to HR 3200 trying to protect the veterans bebefits from being raped by the Obama gang.

Posted by: s76ardavis | September 14, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

I go away to a meeting for a couple of hours and awesomeness breaks out in the comments. From what basement do these people come?

Sas, I thought that was gonna be a Linux joke.

sparkydmabry, nice try. A policy disagreement is not the same thing as a lie. If Rep. Wilson had his way, doctors would be checking for indentification before they checked for a patient's pulse.

Posted by: mdreader01 | September 14, 2009 3:39 PM | Report abuse
But they do check whether or not you have insurance. Kinda close.

Posted by: jelo97 | September 14, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

break out the microwave popcorn...

god i love when this place blows up like this...

Posted by: quintiliusvarus | September 14, 2009 4:24 PM | Report abuse

I'm snacking on the popcorn as we speak.

Also, let's try to leave the troops out of this, ok s76ardavis. We actually already have government healthcare and we love it.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | September 14, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Hey there DorkusMaximus. Reread my post. I was responding in favor of the troops, as I am a veteran and concerned about having my "earned benefits" reduced.

Posted by: s76ardavis | September 14, 2009 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Right on DorkusMaximus1! But for the government health care we have created so much fear and loathing about, I couldn't afford the $447 a month for common meds that my well paid private insurer won't cover. My only previous alternative was to buy it in Europe -- for 20 Euro -- cash, which I also did at the expense of my fellow American taxpayer (don't you get it?). If government care was so crummy, why don't I hear much hollering about the fact that we send our troops off to give their lives for us and saddle them with crummy healthcare that we don't want for ourselves. If it's good enough for the troops, it's good enough for me.

Posted by: newporter | September 14, 2009 4:49 PM | Report abuse

And oh by the way, Kanye is a classless lout.

Posted by: newporter | September 14, 2009 4:53 PM | Report abuse

He is a veteran and the only Congressman that submitted an ammendment to HR 3200 trying to protect the veterans bebefits from being raped by the Obama gang.

Posted by: s76ardavis

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WTF you writin' about, davis?

"ammendment"?

"bebefits"?

And exactly what was HR 3200 going to take away from veterans before Joe Wilson submitted an amendment?

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | September 14, 2009 5:01 PM | Report abuse

jelo, this page of Linus Torvald claims will have to do.
http://liquidworm.blogspot.com/2008/03/linus-torvalds-jokes.html

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | September 14, 2009 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Here's WTF info for you sasquatch. HR 3200 is available on-line. Look up Option 96. It's all about the transfer of wealth. You know, someone has to pay for the fence jumpers health care. By the way, Foxtrot Uniform, and have a great evening.

Posted by: s76ardavis | September 14, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse

"You know what we need? Obama to invite the two of them to the whitehouse for a beer." --quintiliusvarus

Brilliant!

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | September 14, 2009 5:42 PM | Report abuse

What matters most in both these cases is not how accurate the speaker's statement is, or how deserved the award, but that the violators lacked sufficient impulse control when it was appropriate.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | September 14, 2009 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Liz, I hate it when you mix celebritology with politics.

Posted by: Guest1234 | September 14, 2009 8:09 PM | Report abuse

Kanye is a racist, Wilson said "you lie, you lie" to a liar.

Posted by: sparkydmabry | September 14, 2009 2:29 PM
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Thanks, Sparky. I did not have to read the leftie drivel all the way to the bottom after seeing the truth in your comment.

Posted by: TXSFRED | September 14, 2009 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Liz,
I hate to tell you this, but you are a racist. Kanye is a Democrat and a fanatical supporter of Barack Obama. Therefore, WHATEVER he says or does to a white woman must be accepted. Your insult of comparing him to a white man is beyond the pale.

Posted by: sbegat | September 14, 2009 8:45 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone ever seen West and Wilson together? Somehow, like Clark Kent and Superman, they're always separate. And enough of the "What's the big deal about Wilson, when people villified Bush?" Bad behavior does not excuse bad behavior. Period. It's all wrong. Most people who opposed Bush did not equate him with Hitler, and if anyone did, it's inexcusable. And those who equate Obama with Hitler not only show bad form, but play down the massive atrocities of Hitler (what Hitler did was worse than what Obama has done?).

Posted by: Sutter | September 14, 2009 9:29 PM | Report abuse

"To all the haters out there....Kanya West sells way,way,way more CDs than that no talent Taylor Swift"

Well, a couple differences:

1) Taylor Swift writes songs
2) She sings
3) She knows how to pick a doctor without screwing that up

Posted by: Ombudsman1 | September 14, 2009 9:30 PM | Report abuse

D0uch3...errr...Tea Bagger Davis writes:

Here's WTF info for you sasquatch. HR 3200 is available on-line. Look up Option 96. It's all about the transfer of wealth. You know, someone has to pay for the fence jumpers health care. By the way, Foxtrot Uniform, and have a great evening.

Posted by: s76ardavis

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D0uch3ba...err...Davis, I wondered why you wouldn't be bothered to post some references from "Option 96" of HR 3200. So I went to the official version at the GPO web site and searched.

There is no Option 96.

There are nearly 100 other references that include the number "96".

So...next time you sober up....assuming that is sometime within the next 10 years, why don't you check your math and send me the correct citation.

Note that, unlike Joe Wilson, I am refraining from yelling, "You lie!"
Meanwhile, don't take Ex-Lax, lest you become brainless.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | September 14, 2009 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Hi. I'm Van Jones. And in the name of fairness, I've never seen a white singer steal a mike and the stage from a black one.

Posted by: hofbrauhausde | September 14, 2009 10:25 PM | Report abuse

"Call it the Glenn Beck-ization of America or an erosion of civility."

I think I'll refer to it as the Keith Obermannization of America. Please stop with your insistance that the right is wrong and the left sits at the hand of god. Everyone's excrement stinks! Neither side has a corner on civility. Unless you are simply deaf, dumb and blind.

Posted by: RBCrook | September 14, 2009 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Unless you are simply deaf, dumb and blind.

Posted by: RBCrook

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Excuse me, but you seem to have mistaken me for a D0uch3b@gger...errr... Teabagger

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | September 14, 2009 10:51 PM | Report abuse

To the OP, disregard the idiots that show up tearing your casual pun apart. I thought it was funny. I saw the resemblance because both Kayne and Wilson had made outbursts that were uncalled for. It was just a simple joke. But leave it to stupid, overly protective, Kayne fans to be all angry, and also idiots that not only voted for Bush, but still don't understand the damage he had caused a year after he walked away from the smoldering remains of the white house. What was some light humor turns into a sudden calamity, lol. I welcome all the nuts that will show up to curse and yell at me too. Let's see. we have Swift, West, Wilson, white, black, female, male, Obama haters and more. Should be a circus. Perhaps they can fit in something about Kayne, or an Obama joke, or maybe even say something racist. Who knows. LOL.

Posted by: jzjz | September 14, 2009 11:24 PM | Report abuse

Liz Kelly, a "columnist" who searches other newspaper and media websites and then makes snarky and sniveling comments on them is now going to lecture us on civility. The next story on this so called web page is on Diablo Cody, so consider the source. "Blatant diregard for the office of the President"? The blantant disregard for the office began when Barry Obama began his 48 minute info-mercial for his failed health-care plan. Billy Mays is spinning in his grave. Thank God that Joe Wilson had the brass to say it. The sad part is that 17 million people who use emergency rooms for their health care will be pawns in Barry's game when he has to refuse to do anything substantive for them becuase he doesn't want to prove Wilson correct. Obama lied, insert snarky Liz Kelly comment here.

Posted by: johburke | September 15, 2009 3:45 PM | Report abuse

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