Open thread: The White House Correspondents’ Dinner

posted at 6:01 pm on April 28, 2012 by Allahpundit

In lieu of a Quotes of the Day, your obligatory open thread for political media’s favorite annual freak show. A partial guest list: George Clooney, Allen West, Steven Spielberg, Eric Holder, Kate Upton, David Petraeus, Kim Kardashian, Ray Odierno, Lindsay Lohan, Leon Panetta, Meghan McCain, Rand Paul, Sandra Fluke (the last two at the same table), “Uggie” from “The Artist,” and more. Also attending is Nationals’ GM Mike Rizzo, who’s surely the only baseball fan in America watching this dreck tonight instead of Bryce Harper’s debut in L.A.

The keynoter is Jimmy Kimmel. Time for a searing Colbertian roast of O’s many first-term disappointments? All signs point to no:

* On presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney: “Mitt Romney looks like a Sears catalog model.”

* On former candidate Rick Santorum: “I am fascinated by Rick Santorum … and the array of things he’s fighting for. Why bring pornography into it? What does that have to do with running for the White House? You are losing the male vote basically by going against pornography.”…

* On President Barack Obama: “If I was filling out a bracket, my bet would be that he would win.”…

“It’s hard to make fun of Obama in general because he’s a cool character,” Kimmel said. “Outside of his ears, there’s not a whole lot.”

So, yeah, it’s going to be that kind of night. Should be plenty of Mitt Romney and “war on women” material, though, and with Fluke in the audience, the Rush Limbaugh gags are a fait accompli. Dare we hope for a “Seamus on the car roof” joke or two? This is why it’s important to watch, my friends. Unless you’re a baseball fan.

In fairness to O, his own routines at these things are usually solid. C-SPAN’s coverage begins at 6:30 ET with the red carpet, if you can believe it, and then the show will start rolling at around 9. (It’ll livestream online as well.) Here’s your thread for snarking. If you’re going to watch, I recommend following Twitter’s “WHCD” and “nerdprom” hashtags too, as the blend of live tweets from people who are there and envy/irritation from politicos who aren’t is usually more entertaining than the dinner itself. In fact, as of eight hours before the speeches are set to begin, the Lohan-tweeting was already in fine form.


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Lourdes on April 29, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Yes! I almost posted that one myself.

4Grace on April 29, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Lourdes on April 29, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Yes! I almost posted that one myself.

4Grace on April 29, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Whattheheck… ;)

Lourdes on April 29, 2012 at 12:18 AM

@4Grace…

Oh, sorry with the “whattheheck w/smiley-wink” — I thought you meant this one.

http://youtu.be/77l80WsqfVE

Lourdes on April 29, 2012 at 12:13 AM

I’ve never heard or seen anything by Winwood that wasn’t just great — or was dance-inducing. Always loved his music.

Lourdes on April 29, 2012 at 12:21 AM

4Grace on April 29, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Excellent..Also that lady singing with him had some awesome songs also..:)

Dire Straits on April 29, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Lourdes on April 29, 2012 at 12:21 AM

Thumbs up!!..:)

Dire Straits on April 29, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Close up of Moochelle. I’ll bet “old blue eyes” would have said: she sure ain’t no Lola Falana baby.

50sGuy on April 28, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Lola Falana sure was a hot chick.
She sizzled on screen like Joey Heatherton.
I remember Dorothy Provine in a show that I loved, The Roaring Twenties.

I’m sure Sinatra banged them all, lucky bastid.
I grew up with Sinatra music.
Both parents loved him. I miss him.

Typicalwhitewoman on April 29, 2012 at 12:23 AM

I grew up with Sinatra music.
Both parents loved him. I miss him.

Typicalwhitewoman on April 29, 2012 at 12:23 AM

I still listen to Sinatra often, among so much more.

Lourdes on April 29, 2012 at 12:28 AM

No kidding, this one sounds fabulous underwater (swimming underwater)…

http://youtu.be/AIyX8jrd8jM

“Arc of a Diver”

…”I need my love to translate…”

Lourdes on April 29, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Dire Straits on April 29, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Oh yeah. Chaka. Great voice & great performer. I still have this one on my iPod. From waaay back.

4Grace on April 29, 2012 at 12:30 AM

4Grace on April 29, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Good one..Very Good one..:)

Dire Straits on April 29, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Steve Winwood wrote and sang this at 18 years old. Amazing

commodore on April 29, 2012 at 12:34 AM

What makes you think it was beef?

Gladtobehere on April 28, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Pretty sure Fox News was served Fox Terrier.

redridinghood on April 29, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Steve Winwood wrote and sang this at 18 years old. Amazing

commodore on April 29, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Yes, amazing. And that video was GREAT along with the song/track.

Those were sure some cute guys, by the way.

Lourdes on April 29, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Lourdes on April 29, 2012 at 12:28 AM

‘Sinatra at the Sands’ is my favorite album!
I play this once a week while I vacuum and have a concert with me singing at the top of my lungs.

‘Where or When’ is one of my favorites.
Count Basie’s orchestra was the best.
Quincy Jones’ arrangements just brilliant.

My dad’s funeral music was, “Fly Me To The Moon”.

All 200 people that came to his wake, stood up and sang along and then we went to a bar and had a scotch and toasted him.

Typicalwhitewoman on April 29, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Typicalwhitewoman on April 29, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Sweet story, there.

Speaking of, Sinatra was buried with a bottle of Jack Daniels and a carton of Camels.

RIP. Irresplacable talent.

Lourdes on April 29, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Steve Winwood wrote and sang this at 18 years old. Amazing

commodore on April 29, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Excellent. That one always reminds me of the movie The Big Chill. Great soundtrack, including this great tune.

4Grace on April 29, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Aw…my dad smoked Camels too.

Typicalwhitewoman on April 29, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Typicalwhitewoman on April 29, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Sweet story, there.

Speaking of, Sinatra was buried with a bottle of Jack Daniels and a carton of Camels.

RIP. Irresplacable talent.

Lourdes on April 29, 2012 at 12:43 AM

…items which I’d still be enjoying if it wasn’t for time and biology advising me to the contrary.

Lourdes on April 29, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Speaking of, Sinatra was buried with a bottle of Jack Daniels and a carton of Camels.

RIP. Irresplacable talent.

Lourdes on April 29, 2012 at 12:43 AM

I did not know that! Appropriate, though.

4Grace on April 29, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Aw…my dad smoked Camels too.

Typicalwhitewoman on April 29, 2012 at 12:44 AM

A lot of men Sinatra’s and likely your dad’s age (also mine) smoked Camels because during WWII and the Korean War (those years), the Army handed them out with rations. Once you smoked Camels, it was rare to go lighter. I know, I remember it.

I’m really grateful to biology and God, in my experience, for getting me past that stuff but I do remember the smoking and drinking with a certain, well, “you had to be there but I’m glad I’m not there any longer.”

Lourdes on April 29, 2012 at 12:47 AM

@TheFix: “Everything that is wrong with America is in this room.” — Kimmel. #nerdprom

@larrysabato: Kimmel: Too long, not terribly funny, & just what the people in that room deserved.

@larrysabato: Thinking back on all presidents from Ike to Obama, only 2 were naturally, spontaneously funny: JFK & Reagan. Didn’t need writers.

Flora Duh on April 29, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Flora Duh on April 29, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Hi, Flora Duh! Thanks for the link. The Chris Matthews question was hilarious…and spot on.

4Grace on April 29, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Lourdes

Hope you had the chance to see him in concert.

I remember being smuggled into a Vegas lounge show in ’57, with
Louis Prima and Keeley Smith singing and Sinatra walks in and ends up on stage in with them.

I’m only 7 at the time and remember the razzle dazzle of the music and singing and my parents looking like movie stars.

Didn’t know who they were but I knew I couldn’t wait to grow up!

Typicalwhitewoman on April 29, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Count Basie’s orchestra was the best.

Typicalwhitewoman on April 29, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Many a person my age and younger laughs at me for this but if you like big-band arrangements (like I do among so much more, I’m a very broad-based musical fan), then — of all people — Jackie Gleason’s big band work was superb.

His big-band arrangements are about as evocative as you’ll hear anywhere. Very evocative. “The Best of Jackie Gleason” is a worthwhile CD if you enjoy big-band work.

SPEAKING OF SINATRA, though:

his keen talent lay in the fact that he was an extraordinary actor performing great songs. I mean by that that he had the ability to “perform” music like none others, and it was due to his talents as an actor along with his remarkable voice.

Lourdes on April 29, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Lourdes

Hope you had the chance to see him in concert.

I remember being smuggled into a Vegas lounge show in ’57, with
Louis Prima and Keeley Smith singing and Sinatra walks in and ends up on stage in with them.

I’m only 7 at the time and remember the razzle dazzle of the music and singing and my parents looking like movie stars.

Didn’t know who they were but I knew I couldn’t wait to grow up!

Typicalwhitewoman on April 29, 2012 at 12:53 AM

OM Gosh, Louie Prima! My favorite! I LOVE Louie Prima!

And, yes, I saw/heard Sinatra perform live but only in his final years at a private benefit. Was an adult then myself but he was in his last years and his voice wasn’t what it used to be, but, well, he still lit-up the stage.

Lourdes on April 29, 2012 at 12:57 AM

4Grace on April 29, 2012 at 12:53 AM

You’re welcome.

Flora Duh on April 29, 2012 at 12:58 AM

The America hater is now up to speak to his choir of America haters. A bonfire of the vanities.

TXUS on April 29, 2012 at 1:00 AM

Breitbart Fans Protest Outside White House Correspondents Dinner

Flora Duh on April 29, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Ha, so true:

When Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius walked by, the demonstrators asked her to “repeal Obamacare.”

“She didn’t respond,” said demonstrator Kristinn Taylor. “But the difference between us and Occupy Wall Street is that she was comfortable stopping her car here and walking right through us. If this were an Occupy protest, she’d have never got out of the car.”

Lourdes on April 29, 2012 at 1:01 AM

@toddstarnes
Kimmel: “There’s a term for people like President Obama — probably not two.”

@toddstarnes
Kimmel says Lincoln shot himself because he looked into the future to see what the GOP would become.

@BuzzFeedBen: Kimmel: “When you go to a dog park is that the same as when we look at a tank full of lobsters?” #whcd

‏ @ericbolling
#whcd true story! just waved 2 the first lady… Waved back w 2 hands.. stopped abruptly. I swear she realized who she was waving to/stopped

Flora Duh on April 29, 2012 at 1:06 AM

@toddstarnes
Kimmel says Lincoln shot himself because he looked into the future to see what the GOP would become.

What in the world has our population come to that someone would actually say that at a White House function…

Truly irresponsible (in all CAPS, IRRESPONSIBLE).

Lourdes on April 29, 2012 at 1:09 AM

@toddstarnes
Kimmel: “There’s a term for people like President Obama — probably not two.”
Flora Duh on April 29, 2012 at 1:06 AM

May it be so!

4Grace on April 29, 2012 at 1:10 AM

What in the world has our population come to that someone would actually say that at a White House function…

Truly irresponsible (in all CAPS, IRRESPONSIBLE).

Lourdes on April 29, 2012 at 1:09 AM

My thought too. I didn’t watch so I don’t know what type of reaction it got, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it wasn’t a knee-slapper for many in the audience.

Flora Duh on April 29, 2012 at 1:11 AM

@toddstarnes
Kimmel says Lincoln shot himself because he looked into the future to see what the GOP would become.

What in the world has our population come to that someone would actually say that at a White House function…

Truly irresponsible (in all CAPS, IRRESPONSIBLE).

Lourdes on April 29, 2012 at 1:09 AM

I meant that ^^ in regards to what Kimmel said.

Lourdes on April 29, 2012 at 1:11 AM

What in the world has our population come to that someone would actually say that at a White House function…

Truly irresponsible (in all CAPS, IRRESPONSIBLE).

Lourdes on April 29, 2012 at 1:09 AM

My thought too. I didn’t watch so I don’t know what type of reaction it got, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it wasn’t a knee-slapper for many in the audience.

Flora Duh on April 29, 2012 at 1:11 AM

(What Kimmel said): I didn’t hear a lot of laughter from the audience overall, though about that one remark of his, I don’t know what reaction it got but I agree with you, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was received well by that audience or many there, unfortunately.

I really do shake my head at the level of… that was this mess tonight, the White House Correspondence Dinner (“WHCD” on twitter). ONE THING I deduced from the whole portion I heard (Kimmel only, I couldn’t stand to listen to Obama’s part but I read others’ reactions to it), the ONE THING I deduced from it all was that things are dismal.

Dismal. A pitiful reaching to “try” to be “funny” while it was apparent few found much to laugh about. That means that most of us by this hour get that the current situation in the White House is dismal. Not much to ridicule with any humor because it’s gross.

Lourdes on April 29, 2012 at 1:16 AM

And if I’d been there, I’d have walked out during Obama’s wretched performance.

Lourdes on April 29, 2012 at 1:17 AM

Now here’s a shocker.

@McCainBlogette: My fav meeting of the night, the very brave and badass Sandra Fluke!

If you’re not familiar with who @McCainBlogette is, let’s just say it’s like safe to assume she wasn’t like the “smarterest” person in the room.

Flora Duh on April 29, 2012 at 1:19 AM

What I love is my daughter loves Louis Prima and Keely Smith and uses their music, to teach her ballroom dance students to Swing and to Hustle.

They all love it.
No one can believe the music she comes up with being only 35.

So, this great music gets passed on.

I believe you have to find something to love that is “current” and not just stay in the past. Too sad.
Yes, totally love Jackie Gleason’s music…and the June Taylor Dancers.

I love House music…it’s like disco music, but better.
Wonderful to Hustle too…which is the official disco dancing you see in the old Travolta movies.

Going to Glastonbury is on my bucket list, while I’m young enough.

Typicalwhitewoman on April 29, 2012 at 1:21 AM

May it be so!

4Grace on April 29, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Over/under on how long before Kimmel’s walking that one back?

Flora Duh on April 29, 2012 at 1:23 AM

Ugly on April 29, 2012 at 1:18 AM

Good choice, Ugly. Two great voices! Love them both. (How old was Linda in that video? She looks about 16! So young.)

4Grace on April 29, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Fighting the Nazi’s was easier than these maggots at this dinner.
Please God, November 6th. Quickly.
Victory.

Typicalwhitewoman on April 29, 2012 at 1:28 AM

Over/under on how long before Kimmel’s walking that one back?

Flora Duh on April 29, 2012 at 1:23 AM

Even if he doesn’t publicly, you can bet he’ll be all over BHO. “I’m sorry!! You know I didn’t mean it. But if I hadn’t jabbed you at least once, the public might think that all of us here are biased.”

4Grace on April 29, 2012 at 1:29 AM

Ocala Star Banner

Gainesville pastor burns copies of Quran: Terry Jones on Saturday burned copies of the Quran and an image depicting Muhammad in front of his church to protest the imprisonment in Iran of a Christian clergyman. http://t.co/YnDNoePO

Flora Duh on April 29, 2012 at 1:30 AM

…So, this great music gets passed on.

I believe you have to find something to love that is “current” and not just stay in the past…

Typicalwhitewoman on April 29, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Yes, agree about both points there.

Lourdes on April 29, 2012 at 1:30 AM

Thanks to FOX for the link to this…

http://youtu.be/x2UGvSGR3TU

Lourdes on April 29, 2012 at 12:04 AM

thx. All we can do is laugh and hope things get better. With clips like that and the posters on HA, I think everything will be OK. If not,—-I can’t deal that right now. I need more vodka.

arnold ziffel on April 29, 2012 at 1:39 AM

Flora Duh on April 29, 2012 at 1:30 AM

Compare and contrast. While I don’t condone what he did, the fact that it probably will lead to riots and killings sickens me.

I’m a strong Christian. I would not like to see someone burning the Bible or a picture of Jesus, I would not react violently. Most Christians would react the same.

4Grace on April 29, 2012 at 1:44 AM

arnold ziffel on April 29, 2012 at 1:39 AM

Evening, arnold! Like you, I know that things are bad, and will probably get worse. However, I will NEVER give up my hope or faith. That’s what they want and I won’t give them the satisfaction.

4Grace on April 29, 2012 at 1:46 AM

He just said “What’s the difference between a pit bull and a hockey mom? A pit bull is delicious … with a little soy sauce”. His only comment that didn’t get a laugh.

Paul-Cincy on April 28, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Did Barry say that? If he had, it shows how insensitive and how much a tin ear he has.

galtani on April 29, 2012 at 1:48 AM

While I don’t condone what he did, the fact that it probably will lead to riots and killings sickens me.

4Grace on April 29, 2012 at 1:44 AM

…I wish he would think of that…that other people will lose loved ones…for him to make a statement.

KOOLAID2 on April 29, 2012 at 1:55 AM

KOOLAID2 on April 29, 2012 at 1:55 AM

Agreed. But the truly crazy part is soldiers and civilians lose their lives for less than that. Remember the drawings/cartoons of Mohammad ordeal?

4Grace on April 29, 2012 at 1:58 AM

Winwood fest

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lduE2MUCYJ4&feature=related

galtani on April 29, 2012 at 1:59 AM

Hey Floriduh !!! thanks for all the links tonight !!

by the way, THANKS for saving my ‘hot air’ life !!!
You told me how to FIX the ‘auto refresh’ thing that was goin’ on !!! It was driving me NUTS !!! AND, I was being punished by my satellite internet server (Wild Blue) for using tooooo much bandwidth.. :(
I was NOT even coming to Hot Air to read BECAUSE of the auto refresh thing!!! I am a widow & reading this site is my nightly routine – THANKS A BUNCH !!!

kennedyk49 on April 29, 2012 at 2:02 AM

galtani on April 29, 2012 at 1:59 AM

Good one, galtani. I think you’re the 2nd person to choose that one. But that’s OK. Goodies are worth posting more than once. :)

4Grace on April 29, 2012 at 2:06 AM

kennedyk49 on April 29, 2012 at 2:02 AM

What awesome news, kennedyk. Flora Duh did indeed serve a lot of us well with that info. So glad you don’t have to miss your HA fix.
:)

4Grace on April 29, 2012 at 2:10 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mue05fazqsI

Ugly on April 29, 2012 at 1:18 AM

Wonder why she is wearing such a short skirt if she is self conscious about showing her goods? Just something I thought of.

arnold ziffel on April 29, 2012 at 2:11 AM

4Grace on April 29, 2012 at 2:06 AM

Did not see Lourdes had posted that. Ok, this one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bcYeP8Kk8k

galtani on April 29, 2012 at 2:13 AM

However, I will NEVER give up my hope or faith. That’s what they want and I won’t give them the satisfaction.

4Grace on April 29, 2012 at 1:46 AM

Me either young lady but they have me worried. Obama and the dems are like JR on Dallas. No matter what happens they win, we get rolled.

arnold ziffel on April 29, 2012 at 2:14 AM

galtani on April 29, 2012 at 2:13 AM

Fantastic song. I’ve always been a big fan of that one.

4Grace on April 29, 2012 at 2:17 AM

arnold ziffel on April 29, 2012 at 2:11 AM

Dedication to Newt Gingrich..:)

Dire Straits on April 29, 2012 at 2:18 AM

arnold ziffel on April 29, 2012 at 2:14 AM

I hear you. Every day they have me sputtering, yelling, praying.
Serious question here: Do you think sales of blood pressure meds have skyrocketed during the past 3+ years?
I’ve never had bp problems, but there are days…

4Grace on April 29, 2012 at 2:21 AM

Dedication to Newt Gingrich..:)

Dire Straits on April 29, 2012 at 2:18 AM

or
to dream
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYjf81V971w

or fly
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnlTrq6wLf0

arnold ziffel on April 29, 2012 at 2:23 AM

Dire Straits on April 29, 2012 at 2:18 AM

I left out. “I did it my way”

arnold ziffel on April 29, 2012 at 2:24 AM

I left out. “I did it my way”

arnold ziffel on April 29, 2012 at 2:24 AM

ROFL. They are all good, but My Way…funny.

4Grace on April 29, 2012 at 2:26 AM

Serious question here: Do you think sales of blood pressure meds have skyrocketed during the past 3+ years?
I’ve never had bp problems, but there are days…

4Grace on April 29, 2012 at 2:21 AM

I don’t know, but I’m sure average people are not liking current events. I do know that wine consumption in the Ziffel household has increased substantially in the last five years. I’m sure it is due to global warming or Bush.

arnold ziffel on April 29, 2012 at 2:28 AM

I don’t know, but I’m sure average people are not liking current events. I do know that wine consumption in the Ziffel household has increased substantially in the last five years. I’m sure it is due to global warming or Bush.

arnold ziffel on April 29, 2012 at 2:28 AM

I’d settle for animal tranquilizers. Just load up some darts. I could ask my kiddo to just shoot me with one before he heads off to bed each evening.

4Grace on April 29, 2012 at 2:33 AM

Breitbart Fans Protest Outside White House Correspondents Dinner

Flora Duh on April 29, 2012 at 12:48 AM

…I wonder if it will be mentioned on any of the Sunday morning shows?
You know over 4 years ago…if they could find ONE person protesting a Bush White House Correspondents’ Dinnner…they were interviewed!

KOOLAID2 on April 29, 2012 at 2:33 AM

arnold ziffel on April 29, 2012 at 2:23 AM

+ 100..Excellent..:)

Dire Straits on April 29, 2012 at 2:34 AM

arnold ziffel on April 29, 2012 at 2:28 AM

Pick up the phone..:)

Dire Straits on April 29, 2012 at 2:36 AM

I’m off to bed. Have a good one, y’all.

4Grace on April 29, 2012 at 2:39 AM

Am i wrong for being absolutely livid that a complete train wreck of a human being and total political nothing, Lindsay Lohan, gets to hang at this shindig, but those of us who spend our lives takin’ care of bidness and bettering humanity are only allowed to watch on usually ignored cable channels.

What are she and Kim K. doing there anyway? I dig them both on the most male of levels, but come on, its like giving Sandra Fluke 50 yard line seats at the Super Bowl. They couldnt find someone more deserving for those seats?

Im just jealous….

alecj on April 29, 2012 at 2:40 AM

Dire Straits on April 29, 2012 at 2:36 AM

You are always the man. If I called you late at night for a tune or advice you would have it. Thx.

arnold ziffel on April 29, 2012 at 2:41 AM

What are she and Kim K. doing there anyway? I dig them both on the most male of levels, but come on, its like giving Sandra Fluke 50 yard line seats at the Super Bowl. They couldnt find someone more deserving for those seats?

Im just jealous….

alecj on April 29, 2012 at 2:40 AM

I agree with your post except that I could see those two nekkid and it would do nothing for me. They exemplify everything shallow about a human, male or female. If you looked in their ear you could see light on the other side. Plus Kardashian has fakes. :)

arnold ziffel on April 29, 2012 at 2:44 AM

arnold ziffel on April 29, 2012 at 2:41 AM

Just luck..I enjoy everyone tunes..:)

PS..Check out her music on the side bar..She is an excellent saxaphone player..:)

Dire Straits on April 29, 2012 at 2:47 AM

4Grace on April 29, 2012 at 2:39 AM

Later friend..:)

Dire Straits on April 29, 2012 at 2:48 AM

Lourdes on April 29, 2012 at 12:28 AM

‘Sinatra at the Sands’ is my favorite album!
I play this once a week while I vacuum and have a concert with me singing at the top of my lungs.

‘Where or When’ is one of my favorites.
Count Basie’s orchestra was the best.
Quincy Jones’ arrangements just brilliant.

My dad’s funeral music was, “Fly Me To The Moon”.

All 200 people that came to his wake, stood up and sang along and then we went to a bar and had a scotch and toasted him.

Typicalwhitewoman on April 29, 2012 at 12:40 AM

If you don’t already have it, ‘Basie at the Sands’ is the sister album to ‘Sinatra at the Sands’. Count Basie was Sinatra’s backing band for those shows, but he was also those shows opening act. Sinatra and Basie together are just awesome!

jrgdds on April 29, 2012 at 3:08 AM

Image of FLOTUS!!

Picture of @MichelleObama at the 2012 WHCD. Gorgeous! #NerdProm http://pic.twitter.com/A3WgC9J2

First of all, you could not have PAID me to watch this Obama *** kissing party.

Secondly, who dresses this woman?!!!! I was always taught to dress in something that was appropriate for my age and status, and that flattered my figure. She is the First Lady of the United States for heaven’s sake, I wish she would dress like it!!!

Susanboo on April 29, 2012 at 4:02 AM

arnold ziffel on April 29, 2012 at 2:41 AM

I should be following your lead friend..:)

Dire Straits on April 29, 2012 at 4:32 AM

Non-stop WHCD re-runs on FNC this morning are really annoying. Øbama’s about as funny as a terminal case of genital herpes.

petefrt on April 29, 2012 at 6:34 AM

Screw Rick Santorum. He doesn’t endorse Romney and then he yuks it up with Obama while he makes fun of Romney. Stupid prick.

Rusty Allen on April 29, 2012 at 6:35 AM

kennedyk49 on April 29, 2012 at 2:02 AM

Glad the information about the auto-refresh was helpful.

Flora Duh on April 29, 2012 at 7:03 AM

No “Michelle’s backside is so big….” jokes?

albill on April 29, 2012 at 7:23 AM

Who their right mind would watch Obama on a Friday night ? AP is now a total nitwit.

You’ve an Obama obsession, AP. Go seek help.

DevilsPrinciple on April 29, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Best Jimmy Kimmel line of the night:

“Everything that is wrong with America is in this room tonight.”

It was apparently supposed to be a joke.

Rational Thought on April 29, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Won’t watch dear leader or any of his flying monkeys while I still have the choice.

Kissmygrits on April 29, 2012 at 9:02 AM

Can anyone tell me ‘What does Kim Kardashian do?’

locomotivebreath1901 on April 29, 2012 at 9:41 AM

* On President Barack Obama: “If I was filling out a bracket, my bet would be that he would win.”…

instead, Kimmel’s joke about Obama was that there’s a term for a President like him. But probably not two terms…

CoolCzech on April 29, 2012 at 9:45 AM

‘What does Kim Kardashian do?’

locomotivebreath1901 on April 29, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Apparently anyone who has the cash.

coldwarrior on April 29, 2012 at 10:14 AM

As much as I enjoy some of the jokes, I find the whole WHCD somewhat disconcerting, with the President (Republican or Democrat) making jokes about key aspects of his policies, values, and campaign.

If Obama says he didn’t like The Hunger Games because there’s wasn’t enough class warfare, isn’t it an acknowledgement that his class warfare rhetoric is a put-on? And even if he knows it’s all a fake, and we know it’s fake, aren’t we at least entitled that he maintain the facade that the Presidency is an office of some seriousness?

bobs1196 on April 29, 2012 at 10:19 AM

coldwarrior on April 29, 2012 at 10:14 AM

+100

petefrt on April 29, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Outside insideof his ears, there’s not a whole lot.”

There, fixed.

skanter on April 29, 2012 at 11:28 AM

At least there was something to use against Obama in the campaign. While he might not have written it, he is responsible for saying it:

“What is the difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull? A pitbull is delicious.”

What a disgrace.

Sowell Disciple on April 29, 2012 at 11:29 AM

[W]ho dresses this woman?!!!! I was always taught to dress in something that was appropriate for my age and status, and that flattered my figure. She is the First Lady of the United States for heaven’s sake, I wish she would dress like it!!!

Susanboo on April 29, 2012 at 4:02 AM

She has horrible taste. Lots of examples (with excellent snark) provided at Michelle Obama’s Mirror.

Syzygy on April 29, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Sadly, once again, ChicagØbama reveals that he’s all about hatred and divisiveness.
What an embarrassing chump.
Yaaaaaaaaa …
That Secret Service schtick was hilarious – until Slappy needs them.

“The fish rots from the head down” – Michael Dukakis (D-MA)

Twice as sad is the fact that the GOP doesn’t have a MAN who can beat the man-child in mom-jeans. And what does that say about America?
A LOT. And it aint purdy.
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on April 29, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Can anyone tell me ‘What does Kim Kardashian do?’

locomotivebreath1901 on April 29, 2012 at 9:41 AM

She reaps the benefits of a vapid culture.

Reggie1971 on April 29, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Count Basie was Sinatra’s backing band for those shows, but he was also those shows opening act.

Sinatra and Basie together are just awesome!

jrgdds on April 29, 2012 at 3:08 AM

Hey, another Sinatra fan.
I hesitate to answer too often and hijack a thread off topic.

I have that record too of the Count!!!!!
Frank in earlier years was accompanied by Axel Stordahl but even my Mom and I were won over with the Count at Frank’s side!
‘All Of Me’ makes me swoon when the Count does his magic.

I feel very fortunate to have my mom and dad expose me to all the greats of their era.

Typicalwhitewoman on April 29, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Make this the last White House Correspondents Dinner for Barry !!
Throw Barry out in November !!!

galtani on April 29, 2012 at 5:13 PM

301? 301!!!! I’m the most awesomest person alive!

RINO in Name Only on April 29, 2012 at 5:41 PM

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