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    YouTube - John McCain: Town Hall Meeting 09/21/08

    Was the joke funny? Do you find the stereotype of drunken Irishmen funny? Do you agree it's okay to tell jokes about Irish people? If Obama had told the joke, what would your reaction have been?

    I think this joke, like his joke about Chelsea Clinton being ugly or about his wife being a c*, is tasteless and inappropriate, especially for a presidential candidate.
     
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    I don't care, to me a joke is a joke. I support humor. When I see it's part of a trend of real belligerence or genuine racism, that's when I have a problem.

    Besides, we all know it's fine to make fun of white people. ;)
     
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    Now humor will be banned because it will hurt someone's feelings.
     
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    I see Patters did not want to touch Bill Clinton's "Cracker Vote" joke.
    That's a staple of an Irish joke ... loosen up. The Irish are great people, they love a good joke ... especially Irish ones.
     
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    Drunken Irishmen Are Sterotyped As Drunken Irishmen Because They Are Drunken Irishmen I Am One Of Them.

    The word "sterotype" really means "telling it like it is"

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    I didn't think it was a particularly funny joke but you need to grow a spine Patters and deal with life. Jesus Christ, can we not tell jokes any more ? I have a GREAT gay joke :D
     
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    First, Bill Clinton is not running for anything last time I checked.

    Second, I think he was trying to hurt Obama with that comment since whites in FL would not want to think Obams asked Clinton to drum up the cracker vote. Obama did not say anything like that, but Clinton's comment could lead one to thing he may have.

    Clinton is kinda like you FBN in some ways...y'a know what I'm say'n?
     
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    Two Irishman were walking out of a bar........................Hey it could happen:D
     
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    You'll have to tell me sometime :D
     
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    I'm Irish, I don't care for people who whine and look for an excuse to be offended, f PC.
     
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    Dated a 100% Irish girl for @ 5 years ... ended up liking the family .. everyone 100% Irish .. more than her. great people, great traditions, great fun, great loyalty, great weddings and great funerals, great holidays ... man if only she wasn't such a b!tch ... :p I miss those people.
     
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    Actually, I just said that for effect - but I bet I could find a really good one . . . ;)
     
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    That joke has no buisness in this forum ... it's offensive and it's targeted.
     
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    So are Maher's, Silverman's, Fey's and others. It is a freaking joke.
     
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    Ethnic jokes are fraught with peril. Even Ronald Reagan got in trouble when he told the one about a Polish guy, a duck and the mafia..................

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