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Leno: Why not kill two birds with one stone and send IRS to Gitmo?

posted at 3:16 pm on June 4, 2013 by

As long as the Tonight Show is featuring zingers like this, I doubt that the GOP is in danger of overreaching:

JAY LENO: President Obama says he’s renewing his efforts to close Guantanamo Bay. Guantanamo Bay? How about closing the IRS? Why don’t we do that?

[Thunderous applause]

How about shipping the IRS to Guantanamo Bay? That’s what we, yes! That’s how you do it.

[Thunderous applause]

Well, more problems with the IRS. A new report has found that they spent $50 million on employee conferences and retreats in just two years. They would have investigated sooner, but it turns out, you know, they don’t belong to any conservative groups. So nobody really noticed. They didn’t really see it. A little odd, yeah.


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rbj on June 4, 2013 at 3:39 PM

They seem to be trying to take down the U.S.A. ie. terrorist doing the the same thing so Gitmo sounds about right.

multiuseless on June 4, 2013 at 3:46 PM


John the Libertarian on June 4, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Leno has nothing to lose since NBC is hell bent on replacing him with Slow Jam The News Fallon.

I was hesitant at first, but hell, Fox should offer Leno a show when he leaves NBC. Why not?

Myron Falwell on June 4, 2013 at 3:59 PM

I was hesitant at first, but hell, Fox should offer Leno a show when he leaves NBC. Why not?

Myron Falwell on June 4, 2013 at 3:59 PM

That would seem a likely option, but Fox would have to negotiate with its affiliates to free up a late night slot (which they have already filled with other shows/ads). That’s a big stumbling block and one of the reasons why nothing happened with Conan and Fox.

changer1701 on June 4, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Big time ouch! That joke was a much bigger dig than the Daily Show bit posted earlier. Plus he brought up the $50 million dollars spent on conferences…

Slow Jam The News Fallon

He’s horrible! At 31, I’m supposed to be in his prime demographic…but he’s a left wing ass kisser with the best of them! Don’t expect a zinger like Leno gave to come out of his mouth.

nextgen_repub on June 4, 2013 at 4:25 PM

As bland as Leno can be at times, I’d rather see him stay in late night for the next 25 years than have someone like Fallon replace him. Even Letterman, who is often a shrill mouthpiece for the left, is lightyears more entertaining, IMHO.

It’s sad to look at late night TV today and then think about the greatness that once existed during the Carson era…

Shump on June 4, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Having stopped watching this excrement some time ago I, blessedly, have no idea who this Fallon is.

claudius on June 4, 2013 at 7:58 PM

claudius on June 4, 2013 at 7:58 PM

Fallon is an annoying snot blob. You’ve missed nothing of value.

S. D. on June 4, 2013 at 10:38 PM