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115 Responses to James Jones Opens Speech With Anti-Semitic Joke

  1. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 6, 2010 at 3:13 pm
    Link: James Jones Opens Speech With Anti-Semitic Joke - This is Obama`s National Security Advisor!! Racist Much? You decide.
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    skullgrin Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 6:16 am
    this should be called "how to turn a 30 second joke into a 2 minute one"
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    xRazer Male 13-17
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    May 7, 2010 at 6:18 am
    Heh.
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    MrsPoods Female 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 6:22 am
    I didn`t think it was offensive, and I can be pretty sensitive about racial stuff.
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    nkeithb Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 6:22 am
    I thought it was drating hilarious. It is nice seeing a sense of humor in the people running this country. Those are the kind of jokes we tell and laugh at while at work/school or with friends. So I don`t see what the big deal is here.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 6:23 am
    That wasn`t really anti-Semitic, unless there`s some tie-wearing Jew stereotype I`m unaware of.
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    davisboy Male 30-39
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    May 7, 2010 at 6:23 am
    It`s just a joke! Face it, we are all different, life would be boring if we were all the same. Therefore there are going to be different stereotypes associated with different races and nationalities. And to simply tell a joke that pokes a little fun, isn`t hurt anyone.
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    wellsy57 Male 50-59
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    May 7, 2010 at 6:35 am
    That wasn`t anti-semitic at all. It was just a joke. A long, drawn out, and funny joke.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    May 7, 2010 at 6:36 am
    I suspect all the people who say "it`s just a joke" aren`t jewish. These old retired Generals need to just go away. It`s not their military any more.
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    Jakey72 Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 8:05 am
    Funny.

    Not really racist.
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    elHadji Male 70 & Over
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    May 7, 2010 at 8:10 am
    How is this even remotely racist?
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    PaganMomBlog Female 30-39
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    May 7, 2010 at 8:18 am
    I don`t consider this anti-semetic at all. You could replace this with any race or stereotype and it would still have the same hilarity to it. Some people LOOK for something to complain about.
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    SephirothA83 Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 8:19 am
    Old joke, but it was funnier than poo
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    May 7, 2010 at 8:22 am
    I don`t find it racist as the joke didn`t focus on anything "Jewish". It could have been done with any two groups of people who don`t like each other, and been just as funny. Or, he could have left out the bit about Taliban vs. Jew and it still would have been funny. If you can take the race out, and it`s still funny, than it`s not racist.
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    shock-n-awe Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 8:23 am
    @ madest
    my uncle is Jewish and I sent this to him. I asked him if that was racist and he said "No, it`s a joke... If you find that racist your too uptight." Seriously... I have heard this joke half a dozen times before and every time it was a different race involved.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 8:25 am
    It doesnt really matter if it was a joke made with a good or bad intention. If the video is related with "Obama" and "National Security" a flame war will start anyways
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    helix25 Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 8:27 am
    I am Jewish and not offended.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    May 7, 2010 at 8:28 am
    That was funny. Racist NO...
    Long, Drawn out and funny YES!
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    Snowlock Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 8:30 am
    hahah
  20. Profile photo of Oscola
    Oscola Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 8:32 am
    The reason it`s racist is why did the shop owner have to be Jewish. By making it a Jewish shop owner, rather than just a shop owner it is making certain well known generalisations about Jews. Good joke, bad taste.
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    sidewyz8 Female 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 8:34 am
    That was ridiculously long and he was very monotone. But I thought it was funny.
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    Ripper398 Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 8:37 am
    I agree. That wasn`t anti-semetic at all. He could have said Christian, or Athiest, and like PeganMomBlog said, people would still complain. It`s like people that complain about free stuff.. well.. maybe not. But Jew know what I mean. Wait.. doh!
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    campofclay Male 30-39
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    May 7, 2010 at 8:40 am
    National Security Adviser should have more self-awareness and be more vigilant in his address.

    The `racist` part is the roles he chose for the villain (Taliban) and the protagonist (Israeli). I would say it`s tasteless, not racist.
  24. Profile photo of Dakkar
    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 8:52 am
    Too much PC in the world of politics today. Great joke and if anyone is offended, I`d have a few of jokes that may well stop their hearts.
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    needles_nny Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 8:53 am
    AWESOME JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    so sensitive people jeeze
  26. Profile photo of Wobble
    Wobble Female 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 8:53 am
    That was in no way racist or anti-Semitic...
  27. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    May 7, 2010 at 9:00 am
    If the Taliban happened across a Jewish shop keeper wouldn`t he simply kill him?
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    whipsmart Female 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 9:08 am
    poo, I lol`d.
  29. Profile photo of Boadicea
    Boadicea Female 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 9:30 am
    I didn`t hear an anti-semitic joke, I heard a funny one that was not offensive to anybody. People need to lighten the drat up.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 9:33 am
    how was that anti-semitic?
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    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
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    May 7, 2010 at 9:33 am
    Who the hell would think this is anti-Semitic? Lighten the drat up people.
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    kribbe Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 9:41 am
    lol
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    reconjsh1 Male 30-39
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    May 7, 2010 at 9:47 am
    Would the joke have worked if, instead of 2 Jews, it were 2 Scots? Yes. So is it "anti-semetic"? I would say "no".

    But, the joke does leave room for inference of a stereotype. I`m sure I`ll get flammed for this... but I do think a government official of that level should be extra cautious not to offend. Rightly or wrongly, they and the body they represent will be scrutinized by allies and enemies.

    I think this is like everything else from this administration: classless.
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    riotDX Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 9:49 am
    Just because a joke mentions a Jew doesn`t mean it`s Anti-Semitic. As much as I dislike Obama and his administration, this joke is not anti-Semitic at all.
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    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 9:50 am
    zzzZZZzzz
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    crazydaiz Female 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 9:53 am
    What? I thought it was bit funny.
    I smiled and thought haaaaaaa
  37. Profile photo of ultimakewl
    ultimakewl Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 10:10 am
    racist? since when is jewish a race?
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    Thesphinx Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 10:12 am
    Lol. I am Jewish and this joke didn`t offend me. If anything it`s kind of intelligent.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    May 7, 2010 at 10:14 am
    FIRE THIS A-HOLE IMMEDIATELY!!! Not because the joke is anti-semitic (I don`t even think it is) but because anybody who would offer up this tired old chestnut and not tell it any better than that is clearly so out-of-touch he shouldn`t be allowed to be in charge of ANYTHING.
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    NotAllowed Female 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 10:15 am
    oh come on...what`s so racist about that? everybody knows all Jews are sneaky bastards..the guy`s just stating facts.
    oh and, just so you won`t get confused next time, yes, it is also absolutely true that all Jews wear a little sack of gold around their necks.


    on a more serious note, being half a dirty Jew, half a dirty non-Jew, and fully epicurean myself, i don`t find it offensive, the jewish folklore is full of jokes of that kind. though i`m pretty sure he`ll still get fire from the american rich fat jewish community nonetheless, his only crime being in not being a jew and telling a joke that kind.
  41. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 10:20 am
    haha thats a good joke...no racism at all.
  42. Profile photo of belunan
    belunan Male 30-39
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    May 7, 2010 at 10:28 am
    I found nothing anti-semitic about that...but I agree with duffytoler 100%. That joke is older than my great-great grandmother`s buckskin bra.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 7, 2010 at 10:50 am
    I`m in agreement with most IABers in that this is more lacking in taste or class than outright anti-semetic. This is a VERY HIGH guy on the Obama totem-pole, he or his handlers should have known better!
    How is this even remotely racist?
    Heres how: 1) The two JEWS are in cahoots to force people to buy useless merchendise, something Jewish (and other minority) people are often accused of. Working within their own culture to rip-off all others.
    2) What`s a Jew doing in Afghanistan? Wouldn`t a Pakistani be more likely as a local merchant?
    3) It could simply be told as two brothers, no race need be mentioned AT ALL. Since he`s speaking to an American audience, the lost soldier could simply be an American, the two merchants local Afghanis, it would be ZERO offensive and more (I think) funny that way. But this guy CHOOSES to make a Jew joke in front of a NYC audience.
    Things that make you go hummmm...
  44. Profile photo of Boadicea
    Boadicea Female 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 11:03 am
    Here`s some food for thought:

    1) it`s a drating joke
    2) it`s a drating joke
    3) who gives a poo? it`s a JOKE
  45. Profile photo of AntEconomist
    AntEconomist Male 40-49
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    May 7, 2010 at 11:17 am
    Oscola: "The reason it`s racist is why did the shop owner have to be Jewish."

    So merely saying "Jewish" makes the joke racist? By that metric, Oscola, your comment is racist (as is mine).
  46. Profile photo of TheSharpest
    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 12:41 pm
    Holy crap, so people can be so race-sensitive it`s ridiculous. Even if the joke was racist, which it wasn`t, it`s a goddamn joke.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    May 7, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    It is slightly anti-semetic, But it`s funny too. He should`ve either dropped the "Jewish" part or told a different joke.
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    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
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    May 7, 2010 at 1:09 pm
    LOL
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    Funny joke, but not really an appropriate place for it.
  50. Profile photo of Aerophyre
    Aerophyre Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 1:31 pm
    I am Jewish. I am not a fan of Obama. This joke is NOT RACIST. Choke on that bitches. You guys really let me down on this one. I was expecting some hate speech to throw in the face of all those damn smug liberals and you give me this. Granted, there was literally no need to throw the jewish adjective into the joke, which I could kind of see misconstrued into racism, but it didnt affect the joke one bit to have or not have it. So, TLDR: I = Jew, joke = kosher.
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    lakerzz8 Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 1:32 pm
    AntEconomist, by saying Jewish and the joke being about people trying to make money at all costs, it is acting up an ancient Jewish stereotype. That is why making the shop owner Jewish is racist.

    I still found that hilarious, though and will be telling all my friends (I`m Jewish).
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    kinjomusashi Male 30-39
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    May 7, 2010 at 1:53 pm
    that joke was awesome!
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    TokioKoos Female 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 1:54 pm
    Wow I have this joke in an old joke book from the 80s or 70s or so. However, in it, the people`s races are not specified. I don`t see why he had to add those?
  54. Profile photo of Baconeater
    Baconeater Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 2:03 pm
    I don`t really find that racist, it is funny though. I get tired of people calling anything racist if you even mention a race. People need to learn to laugh and not be insulted by everything.
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    Midas-Method Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 2:07 pm
    There`s only one Jew left in Afghanistan.
  56. Profile photo of kendrickwall
    kendrickwall Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 2:14 pm
    Thats not racist at all. You`re a freaking moron.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    May 7, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    He is terrible at telling jokes!
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    Ok first off, Jews aren`t a race, it`s a religion. Get that through your empty skull.

    Second, if this is what the national security adviser does with his time, he`s being overpaid.
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    Ripper398 Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 2:41 pm
    Yeah, how dare they make a joke about a jewish shop keeper being tricking the Taliban... it`s him you should all be pissed off for. Tsk tsk.
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    jasonlowe Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 2:48 pm
    @LazyMe484

    Actually, Jews are their own race. Get that through YOUR empty skull.
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    zombieland Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 3:01 pm
    thats acculy pretty good
  62. Profile photo of SebastianLam
    SebastianLam Male 13-17
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    May 7, 2010 at 3:05 pm
    Judaism is actually a religion with some race aspects.
  63. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    May 7, 2010 at 3:07 pm
    > LazyMe484
    > Jews aren`t a race, it`s a religion. Get that through your empty skull.
    > jasonlowe
    > Jews are their own race. Get that through YOUR empty skull.

    Guys, would you believe you`re BOTH right?

    "In the 1980s, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Jews are a race, at least for purposes of certain anti-discrimination laws.
    ...
    But setting aside the emotional issues, Jews are clearly not a race. Race is a genetic distinction, and refers to people with shared ancestry and shared genetic traits. You can`t change your race; it`s in your DNA.
    ...
    Common ancestry is not required to be a Jew. Many Jews worldwide share common ancestry, as shown by genetic research; however, you can be a Jew without sharing this common ancestry."

    Excerpted from this page at jewfaq.org
  64. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    May 7, 2010 at 3:07 pm
    Oh man, this racist tension is killing me! When do I get to see it?
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    injeckshun Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 3:14 pm
    not the slightest bit. the "Racist much?" in the caption is a complete overreaction. i cant wait until the world ends and everyone dies
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 4:01 pm
    I laughed and I`m ethnically Hebrew. I suppose the point of the joke might be that Jews control all businesses, which is highly inappropriate for the goddamn national security advisory to be saying, but it`s still a funny joke.
    Jews are are race and a religion just like being Japanese can mean you`re either ethnically Japanese or you happen to be a citizen of Japan, regardless of your race. It can be either or both.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 7, 2010 at 4:11 pm
    Reinforcing a negative stereotype is, by definition, racism, eh?
    Greedy (won`t share water)
    Crafty (works a scam)
    Heartless (see above)
    If this were told with a Scotsman, would it be as funny? Scotsmen are stereotyped as cheap, er thrifty I mean, so no it wouldn`t make much sense eh?
    Boadicea if Stephen Harper said this, you`d be fine with it? I think NOT!
    Change "jew" to "negro" and is it still funny? NO!
    I`m not saying this is KKK Komedy worthy, but I certianly expect the Obama administration, which SCREAMS RACISM at every oportunity, to make better choices, mmmm-kay?
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    Fartacus Female 50-59
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    May 7, 2010 at 4:17 pm
    Ethnic jokes are usually in poor taste.
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    appjoe Male 30-39
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    May 7, 2010 at 4:22 pm
    kill all the yellow jews and there is one less problem! FREE PALISTINE!!!!!!!!!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 7, 2010 at 4:26 pm
    Ethnic jokes are usually in poor taste.
    Thanks Fartacus, for shortening my rants for me :)
    You have a kitty in your avater, you must be a smart person :heart:
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    May 7, 2010 at 4:31 pm
    Well you can cry and whinge about it being racist, or STFU and just laugh about the joke like the other 90% of the world.

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    SamanthaK187 Female 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 4:33 pm
    Not exactly sure why he had to throw races into the joke to begin with..would`ve worked without them...seems pointless to just add them
  73. Profile photo of den3jlb
    den3jlb Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 4:47 pm
    Not a `racist` joke...a rather funny one.

    "kill all the yellow jews and there is one less problem! FREE PALISTINE!!!!!!!!!"

    Islam...such a pleasure to share this world with.
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    rainbowfarts Female 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 4:52 pm
    I don`t see it as an anti-Semitic joke, I see it as a joke where a member of the Taliban is given a hard time by Jewish people.

    Give it a rest and just laugh.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    May 7, 2010 at 5:03 pm
    Awww...poor Aerophyre is pissed because the Libs didn`t say anything offensive. Sorry to disappoint you bud, but if you`re having withdrals symptoms, you can always google Bill O`Really expressing his amazement that black people don`t scream "give me some M-Fing iced tea!" when they go out to eat.
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    Tommasso1618 Male 13-17
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    May 7, 2010 at 5:40 pm
    This is not anti semitic at all...

    Hey, Im not an Obama admin supporter or anything, but I dont think you should go around LOOKING for things they do wrong or whatever...cause if they do something wrong or stupid, itll just come up...

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    Tommasso1618 Male 13-17
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    May 7, 2010 at 5:42 pm
    Dude... you are trying WAY too hard to find kinks in the admin... just relax, and if somethin wrong or stupid comes up.... itll be noticed... stop trying to find stuff (when it isnt, i suppose you just amplify something harmless into something offensive)
  78. Profile photo of jak22
    jak22 Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 7:28 pm
    yeah this isnt anti semetic at all.
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    jeepjones Male 30-39
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    May 7, 2010 at 8:29 pm
    Im sorry but that was funny as hell!
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    jeepjones Male 30-39
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    May 7, 2010 at 8:30 pm
    Fartacus: Lighten up you tight A S S.
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    jeepjones Male 30-39
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    May 7, 2010 at 8:36 pm
    5Cats? are you freakin serious? Get a frikin life you lonely bastard (B I T Ch) that was freakin funny!!!!!
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    jeepjones Male 30-39
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    May 7, 2010 at 8:41 pm
    5Cats: Are you serious? I pitty the families of Winnipeg that have to deal with your s hi t ! Only a child care worker would be male & single with 5 Freakin Cats!
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    jeepjones Male 30-39
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    May 7, 2010 at 8:41 pm
    You too 5Cats! LOL! Life too short to be worried about a joke you Dip S H I T!
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    jeepjones Male 30-39
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    May 7, 2010 at 8:41 pm
    Fartacus: Lighten up you tight A S S.
  85. Profile photo of simim23
    simim23 Female 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 10:15 pm
    This isn`t racist. This was funny as hell. XD
  86. Profile photo of TR-Wolf
    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 10:48 pm
    That wasnt racist or anti-semitic. It was just funny.
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    JudasInc Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2010 at 11:38 pm
    LoL. Nice.
  88. Profile photo of Elriuhilu
    Elriuhilu Male 18-29
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    May 8, 2010 at 12:43 am
    that was an awesome joke. I would only consider that anti semitic in the sense that Arabic people are Semites as well.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    May 8, 2010 at 2:24 am
    "I would only consider that anti semitic in the sense that Arabic people are Semites as well."

    ... everything ever is wrong with that sentence...

    1) There were no Arabs in that joke. (Afghanistan has a fairly small Arab population, the the majority are Persian descent, which aren`t Arab).

    2) It`s "ONLY" antisemitic in that you thought it was referring to the 95% of Semites on the planet instead of the remaining 5%?
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    JonnyStrange Male 18-29
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    May 8, 2010 at 3:08 am
    Pretty sure it wasnt racist
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    May 8, 2010 at 5:05 am
    It could have been any other nationality and it could have been taken as racist/hateful.

    His delivery was clean, and not mean to offend. He could have picked any other nationality/religion, but Jewish was the one that best fit the situation of the joke.
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    moefreak Female 18-29
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    May 8, 2010 at 6:07 am
    How on EARTH was that anti-semitic? Because it was mentioned that the man was Jewish? Is there a stereotype about Jewish people being funny and clever that they mind and that is being perpetuated here or something? The nationalities, races or religions of any of the people in that joke were completely unrelated to the humour.
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    Sgt-pepper Male 18-29
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    May 8, 2010 at 6:23 am
    Totally not racist. It would be racist if he repeated the phases that the man used, this is simply a funny situation where a man gets back at someone for abusing him. Funny stuff, i may start using this.
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    pelcurus Male 30-39
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    May 8, 2010 at 7:13 am
    As a person who is quite adept at racial humor, I should point out that the original joke doesn`t mention anything about the Taliban. It`s just a guy wandering the desert and the Jewish owner asks if he`d like to buy a tie. The joke is racist because of the intent to point out the greed of the Jews. Just because he spun it to the direction of a despised group doesn`t make it any less racist.
    True, he could`ve replaced the word Jew with merchant, but he didn`t. You can find the joke in almost any joke book with racial humor from the 80`s.
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    qquuaacckk Male 18-29
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    May 8, 2010 at 8:00 am
    it cast the Jewish merchant in a positive light, he was the clever protagonist
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 8, 2010 at 8:11 am
    You too 5Cats! LOL! Life too short to be worried about a joke you Dip S H I T!
    Thank you jeepjones for you fair, unbiased opinions. You`ll notice I said "you decide" eh? So this is how Liberals conduct a conversation, thanks for your input. Slander, attacks, selective blindness, swearing. Oh, well done! Can`t argue with that, eh?
    VV @pelcurus Outstanding first post! Welcome to IAB :-> don`t worry, not all IABers are as ignorant as jj is.
    AND I point out again that this administration (with the help of the MSM) CONSTANTLY cries race, yet they themselves are pretty loose in that regard. This is not some low-level flunkey, he`s a guy who should have known better. Yet he`s given a free pass, eh?
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 8:19 am
    In the 1980s, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Jews are a race, at least for purposes of certain anti-discrimination laws.

    I don`t live in the US. Are jews still a race for me?

    Come on! This is trivial. jasonlowe is arguing that the earth is flat.

    Jews are not a race.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 8:21 am
    ... and I smell a troll by the name of jeepjones.

    5Cats may be wrong as usual, but that is no reason for 7 posts and personal insults.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 8:31 am
    This would be a good read for you LazyMe484. "Race" rights and the law in Canada`s Supreme Court
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    emzrok Female 13-17
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    May 8, 2010 at 9:59 am
    I thought it was funny! Racist, whatever. I don`t even know what true racism is anymore.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    May 8, 2010 at 12:03 pm
    Hey old man, Shut yer pie hole! People didn`t come to hear your stand-up routine.
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 7:08 pm
    ok so anytime somebody anywhere mentions someone`s nationality it means it`s racist? i`m so sick of living in these bullsh*t PR times. everyone needs to stop being so sensitive over the little crap. i bet you that 95% of jewish people would find this joke HALARIOUS but here we are discussing it as though it has hurt your personal feelings. i think the definition for racism needs to be cleared up or changed or something.
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 7:11 pm
    i meant PC, as in Politically Correct.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    May 8, 2010 at 8:02 pm
    I wouldn`t call that anti-Semitic and I thought it was quite good. In fact, the story has people disagreeing without shooting each other.
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    mrwnt Male 18-29
    334 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 11:30 pm
    Not racist at all. The word is thrown around far too often these days
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    taelmx Female 18-29
    247 posts
    May 9, 2010 at 2:09 am
    I don`t think I really got the racial reference here...how is this racist?
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    Raberboom Male 18-29
    833 posts
    May 9, 2010 at 3:00 am
    yeah def not racist
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32786 posts
    May 9, 2010 at 6:01 am
    AND THE WINNER IS: Not racist!
    With second place going to "It`s in poor taste for a ranking government official to start a speech on econimoics with an ethnic joke" (I paraphrase heavily here, lolz!)
    All things considered (with one OBVIOUS exception) this was an excellent discussion! I hope it releaved your boredom & you got some LoLs.

    (joke)
    ok, hahaha, this half-black, half-white guy gets elected President of the United States, see...
    the remainder of this post has been edited because any joke about Mr Obama is racist, eh?
    (/joke)
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    coledawg1080 Male 18-29
    9 posts
    May 9, 2010 at 6:02 am
    not anti semitic or racist
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    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
    1222 posts
    May 9, 2010 at 6:34 am
    Racist? No. I thought it was rather funny.
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    TabooPoison Female 18-29
    1062 posts
    May 9, 2010 at 10:16 pm
    I`m not sure how it`s anti semitic. Even without the racial identities of the people in joke, it would have been funny.
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    mischeif954 Male 18-29
    616 posts
    May 10, 2010 at 1:08 am
    Joke was pretty funny and it wasn`t in poor speech to start with that joke either the joke extremely relevant to most peoples economic situations they need help the help is out there for them but they can`t get the help they need.
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    Sinclair Male 30-39
    269 posts
    May 12, 2010 at 2:29 am
    why must Jews have the word anti-semitic, why not say racist like the rest of the world?
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    bonzoello Male 18-29
    228 posts
    May 16, 2010 at 3:09 pm
    not racist.not anti-semitic. set a good tone for the speech. 100% non-offensive. if you find any racism or anti-semitism in this its because you were looking for it from within your own stereotypes
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    yelloow12 Male 18-29
    367 posts
    May 20, 2014 at 1:58 pm
    @Sinclair because Judaism is a religion and not a race you drating moron

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