Saturday, March 23, 2013

Award-winning Hate

by Kathy Griffin

I love a good joke as well as the next person. Better than most, in fact. But some things just aren't funny.

Supporting the failed policies of the past that caused America's prestige to plummet across the globe isn't funny.

Calling for the violent overthrow of the president of the United States isn't funny.

Racism isn't funny.

Hate speech isn't funny.

All of those things are advocated by IMAO, and IMAO isn't funny.

I've looked at right-wing sites before, and I've never found any to be funny. They are all equally unfunny. But some things are just more unfunny than other things. IMAO is at the top of the list of the worst of the worst.

CPAC -- never known for doing anything good other than providing a platform for hate -- exposed themselves to be the lovers of hate they are when they awarded IMAO the best humor blog award at CPAC 2013.

There is one thing that is funny about IMAO: they think they're funny. They're not. Hate never is.

Please join me in a boycott of IMAO.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Fear and Trembling

By Chris Matthews

I am just beside myself. As I mentioned on my show earlier tonight, I can hardly see straight that IMAO won the Best Humor Blog award at CPAC.

For years, I've been saying just how crazy those radical right-wingers in CPAC are, but now they've gone and given an award to IMAO for humor. HUMOR!!

First of all, there's nothing funny about IMAO. It doesn't even try to be funny. It's a straight, by the book, conservative hate site that was put up by with the financial backing of the Republican Party in 2008 after the historic election of Barack Obama. It contains the typical Republican talking points that you'd expect to find. It's even full of racist code words like -- and I beg your indulgence, I quote for the sake of accuracy only -- "Nuke the Moon," as if we don't know what they really mean by that.

For years, the radical right has tried to hide their hatred for the things that make this country great. Now, it appears, the sheets have come off, and they're openly advocating hate and violence.

Watching and listening to Barack Obama gives me chills and tingles. Just thinking about IMAO fills me with Fear and Trembling. That's why we're making a bipartisan call to boycott IMAO.

People from all over America are rising up against this conservative hate group. People from Massachusetts to New York, from Chicago to Detroit, and from Seattle to Los Angeles are coming together to take a stand for America. They're standing up against IMAO. We're asking you to join the boycott of IMAO.


By Roseanne Barr

Hello, Twits! It's your old pal Roseanne, and do I have a task for you.

Take to the Twitter and tell all your friends to #boycottIMAO. If you haven't heard about it, it's the hate site run by the American Nazi Party that claims to tell jokes and be clever. Well, we'll show them clever. Twit your top reasons for boycotting IMAO, and don't forget the hashtag. It's #boycottIMAO by the way.

We'll put those wingnuts in their place!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Not Funny

By Bill Maher

It takes a lot for a bunch of conservatives to surprise me, but they did a lot this past week. A sorry lot, I might add.

CPAC gave a humor award to IMAO. For those of you who don't know who or what -- "what" is more like it -- IMAO is, it is a purported humor website run by a bunch of extreme right-wing Aryan separatists operating out of a shack in Montana, Iowa, or one of those wastelands in White America.

I can tolerate a lot, but I can't tolerate this. And neither can many of my mainstream friends. So, we're banding together to ask all proper-thinking Americans and People of Color to join us in a boycott of IMAO.

While I've personally never been to that website, I can tell by what I've heard that it's full of hate speech, calls for the subjugation of women, and the murder of homosexuals. And that is what passes for humor from the right? It says a lot that such vitriol is considered the cream of the crop in right-wing humor.

Take a pledge to stop visiting IMAO, particularly if you've never visited IMAO before. And don't just not visit their website, call our special Boycott IMAO hotline: 202-863-8000. Tell the operator that you support our cause, and they'll send you a free autographed copy of Das Kapital just by mentioning my name.

Boycott IMAO. Do it for the children.