Obama Jokes About Killing Jonas Brothers With Predator Drones (Video)

Alex Pareene writes on www.uruknet.info:

“The Jonas Brothers are here; they’re out there somewhere. Sasha and Malia are huge fans. But boys, don’t get any ideas. I have two words for you, ‘predator drones.’ You will never see it coming.”

Hah! It’s funny because predator drone strikes in Pakistan have killed literally hundreds of completely innocent civilians, and now the president is evincing a casual disregard for those lives he is responsible for ending by making a lighthearted joke about killing famous young celebrities for the crime of attempting to sleep with his young daughters. (Really, everything about the joke is inappropriate. That’s why you shouldn’t analyze humor too much.)

But the problem isn’t specifically with the joke itself. It’s a sort of generic joke about the executive’s unconstrained power that any postwar president could’ve delivered. You know, it would’ve been Patriot missiles during the first Gulf War, or jokes about the CIA or Secret Service disappearing people during the Cold War. The problem is with the whole damn scene of the president delivering a stand-up comedy routine, on camera, to the press. The problem with the Bush joke about looking for WMD was that a roomful of journalists chuckled good-naturedly at it. It looks bad for everyone.

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14 Comments on "Obama Jokes About Killing Jonas Brothers With Predator Drones (Video)"

  1. yeah this doesnt surprise me. elitist asshole…. what does he care of the lives that (kind of) his direct orders took.

  2. JohnnyFadder | May 6, 2010 at 2:03 pm |

    bahaha, this guy cant say anything without someone getting pissed.

  3. justagirl | May 6, 2010 at 2:12 pm |

    he said “you think i'm joking?” well… wasn't it a stand up comedy routine?

    • That wouldn't get the hipsters shrieking loud enough, so some disinfo was needed.

  4. Hadrian999 | May 6, 2010 at 2:12 pm |

    that would go a long way towards securing my vote

  5. I see the humor in joking about killing the Jonas bros. I really do. But to use your assassination machines that have illegally killed more innocent civillians than bad guys as the punchline and just laugh about it like it's just some big joke is, well…very disheartening.

  6. Meh. There are more important things to be outraged about. Like the Jonas Brothers.

  7. tonyviner | May 6, 2010 at 7:44 pm |

    Eh, screw 'em. All of 'em.

  8. Guest-Man | May 6, 2010 at 8:36 pm |

    Yes. Outrage. Because in the previous administration we saw how well humourlessness and a fundamentalist Christian approach to the sanctity of life worked. *rolls eyes despite trying hard not to*

    I really think there are better things to save and deploy our outrage towards.

  9. the tragedy of this situation is that nobody is taking the idea of blowing up the jonas brothers with predator drones seriously

  10. Well I think this is kinda funny, but look at it the other way around.

    What if someone said publicly, in reference to him, “I got two words for you, sniper rifle,” followed up by “you think I'm joking?” You think his camp might take that a little more serious than they will him saying this?

    I don't really care though. It's a nonevent.

  11. malatesting123 | May 6, 2010 at 10:43 pm |

    I disagree with those who say this doesnt matter. its not the specifics of the joke ( the jonas brothers..douches, obviously) but the casual disregard he uses when “joking” about the the massive death machine he wields with unchecked power. I wonder how funny, no matter how much they may hate the jonas brothers, an afghan mother who has seen her 3 kids blown to bits finds this joke. Not much laughing there, I reckon. Oh wait, shit, nevermind. I forgot. For a second there, hehe, I actually thought Afghans were people. Whoops.My bad.

  12. His choice target I tend to concur with (though I'd have to save a missile for that Bieber douche), but the level of power now wielded by one man — ANY one man — in the executive, is ungood.

    I think he did quite well by making what most experts agree are modest reductions in our nuclear arsenals, but I haven't felt the checks and balances operating properly since 2000, and especially since the passage of the obscene PATRIOT Act, and with each passing year that the balance isn't restored, my ass gets more chapped just thinking about it.

  13. That wouldn’t get the hipsters shrieking loud enough, so some disinfo was needed.

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