Kathy Griffin Goes Too Far

May 31, 2017

Former comedian Kathy Griffin had to issue an abject apology after she sparked a media firestorm by putting out a photo of herself holding a fake bloody, severed head of President Trump (apparently, "D-list" now stands for "Decapitation.") After even fellow liberals such as Deborah Messing and Chelsea Clinton condemned the sickening, violent political imagery, suggestive of ISIS beheadings and presidential assassinations, Griffin issued a video saying she was sorry and that it was just a joke that “went too far.” Kind of hard to believe she was sincerely surprised by the negative reaction, since an earlier video from the photo session showed her joking with the photographer about how much outrage this would spark and that she would be arrested or have to move to Mexico.

Frankly, I don’t believe this was a “joke” any more than I believe in the sincerity of her apology. It was just a pathetic stab at getting attention, which sadly worked. It was also the latest low in political discourse, which has been ratcheting steadily downward as “progressives” continue to refuse to accept that they lost the election and keep lashing out like angry, immature teenagers. From launching Twitter outrage mobs over every little thing Trump says and does to physically assaulting peaceful Trump supporters to a press that floats endless would-be scandal stories based on shady, unnamed sources to Democratic party leaders cursing in front of children and leading crowds in profane chants to passing off incitements of assassination as a “joke,” the incivility spirals downward daily. And of course, it’s always Trump’s fault. He makes them act this way. His very existence as President creates a “culture of violence” that forces them to behave like aggressive, foul-mouthed savages. He’s like the old radio character, Lamont Cranston (“The Shadow”), who had the power to cloud men’s minds, except he clouds only liberal minds, which were already pretty foggy to begin with.


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Well, I refuse to give Kathy Griffin any more of the attention she craves like heroin. I won’t encourage more of these tantrums. I’ll just point out that her actions yesterday caused a toilet accessories company called Squatty Potty for which she had done a commercial to issue a statement distancing itself from her. Consider what “Squatty Potty” is normally associated with. Then reflect that it thinks it’s much worse to be associated with this kind of behavior. That should tell you just how badly the current leftist attitude stinks: they've sunk below the societal acceptance level of excrement.

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Comments 1-5 of 65

  • Rodney Kohlin

    06/10/2017 01:29 PM

    It amazes me how the "entertainment" industry as a whole (at least about 90%) has sunk so low with humor and commentary to downright ugliness and meanness against the President and his family and justify and excuse their behavior with"...well, its Donald Trump, we all know what he stands for." Disgusting.

  • Hal Malen

    06/10/2017 12:03 PM

    So tell us Huckster, where was your self righteous indignation when the images of Obama being lynched were shown? Silence? Of course. This just proves that you are in fact a bigoted, racist, intolerant, holier than thou, rightwingnut. HYPOCRITE!!!

  • Ellen L Kay

    06/03/2017 06:21 PM

    I've been puzzled by the new crop of female comedians who think they must be grosser than the nastiest male counterpart in order to compete. There's nothing witty or clever about her attempts at humor. If anything Kathy Griffin and her counterparts Sarah Silverman and Amy Schumer, come across as crude, immature, and intentionally offensive. Their musings on bodily functions, their petty tantrums about other women, their generally shallow and self-centered rhetoric. They simply aren't funny. I remember women who were genuinely amusing. Carol Burnett, Betty White, Lucille Ball, Gracie Allen, Lily Tomlin and countless other women who manage to be cutting edge without being so callously offensive. What's even more puzzling is that Griffin doesn't get that as a public threat on the president, she would be interrogated by the Secret Service. Do these celebrities think they are so above the law that even such threats are ignored? I have no sympathy for her plight. Nor do I believe her crocodile tears. Griffin created this situation, she needs to own the outcome.

  • Luke Vitale

    06/03/2017 12:34 PM


    Great job Mike, really enjoyed your novel here. She's had this coming for a long time and I'm glad she finally got it. Somebody had to write it and I'm glad it was you. Nobody could have done a better job then you did.

  • Deanna Ahmann

    06/02/2017 09:51 PM

    I'm fairly new to really being involved in politics. Hillary scared me into paying closer attention to what's going on on that side of the world. I'm discovering some really interesting and brilliant ppl that make understanding what's going on easier to understand and fascinated by. You are now my newest find and favorite. Thank you for being so open to the public and being someone who stayed involved.

Kathy Griffin Goes Too Far

May 31, 2017

Former comedian Kathy Griffin had to issue an abject apology after she sparked a media firestorm by putting out a photo of herself holding a fake bloody, severed head of President Trump (apparently, "D-list" now stands for "Decapitation.") After even fellow liberals such as Deborah Messing and Chelsea Clinton condemned the sickening, violent political imagery, suggestive of ISIS beheadings and presidential assassinations, Griffin issued a video saying she was sorry and that it was just a joke that “went too far.” Kind of hard to believe she was sincerely surprised by the negative reaction, since an earlier video from the photo session showed her joking with the photographer about how much outrage this would spark and that she would be arrested or have to move to Mexico.

Frankly, I don’t believe this was a “joke” any more than I believe in the sincerity of her apology. It was just a pathetic stab at getting attention, which sadly worked. It was also the latest low in political discourse, which has been ratcheting steadily downward as “progressives” continue to refuse to accept that they lost the election and keep lashing out like angry, immature teenagers. From launching Twitter outrage mobs over every little thing Trump says and does to physically assaulting peaceful Trump supporters to a press that floats endless would-be scandal stories based on shady, unnamed sources to Democratic party leaders cursing in front of children and leading crowds in profane chants to passing off incitements of assassination as a “joke,” the incivility spirals downward daily. And of course, it’s always Trump’s fault. He makes them act this way. His very existence as President creates a “culture of violence” that forces them to behave like aggressive, foul-mouthed savages. He’s like the old radio character, Lamont Cranston (“The Shadow”), who had the power to cloud men’s minds, except he clouds only liberal minds, which were already pretty foggy to begin with.


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Well, I refuse to give Kathy Griffin any more of the attention she craves like heroin. I won’t encourage more of these tantrums. I’ll just point out that her actions yesterday caused a toilet accessories company called Squatty Potty for which she had done a commercial to issue a statement distancing itself from her. Consider what “Squatty Potty” is normally associated with. Then reflect that it thinks it’s much worse to be associated with this kind of behavior. That should tell you just how badly the current leftist attitude stinks: they've sunk below the societal acceptance level of excrement.

PLEASE LEAVE ME A COMMENT. I READ THEM!

Comments 1-5 of 65

  • Rodney Kohlin

    06/10/2017 01:29 PM

    It amazes me how the "entertainment" industry as a whole (at least about 90%) has sunk so low with humor and commentary to downright ugliness and meanness against the President and his family and justify and excuse their behavior with"...well, its Donald Trump, we all know what he stands for." Disgusting.

  • Hal Malen

    06/10/2017 12:03 PM

    So tell us Huckster, where was your self righteous indignation when the images of Obama being lynched were shown? Silence? Of course. This just proves that you are in fact a bigoted, racist, intolerant, holier than thou, rightwingnut. HYPOCRITE!!!

  • Ellen L Kay

    06/03/2017 06:21 PM

    I've been puzzled by the new crop of female comedians who think they must be grosser than the nastiest male counterpart in order to compete. There's nothing witty or clever about her attempts at humor. If anything Kathy Griffin and her counterparts Sarah Silverman and Amy Schumer, come across as crude, immature, and intentionally offensive. Their musings on bodily functions, their petty tantrums about other women, their generally shallow and self-centered rhetoric. They simply aren't funny. I remember women who were genuinely amusing. Carol Burnett, Betty White, Lucille Ball, Gracie Allen, Lily Tomlin and countless other women who manage to be cutting edge without being so callously offensive. What's even more puzzling is that Griffin doesn't get that as a public threat on the president, she would be interrogated by the Secret Service. Do these celebrities think they are so above the law that even such threats are ignored? I have no sympathy for her plight. Nor do I believe her crocodile tears. Griffin created this situation, she needs to own the outcome.

  • Luke Vitale

    06/03/2017 12:34 PM


    Great job Mike, really enjoyed your novel here. She's had this coming for a long time and I'm glad she finally got it. Somebody had to write it and I'm glad it was you. Nobody could have done a better job then you did.

  • Deanna Ahmann

    06/02/2017 09:51 PM

    I'm fairly new to really being involved in politics. Hillary scared me into paying closer attention to what's going on on that side of the world. I'm discovering some really interesting and brilliant ppl that make understanding what's going on easier to understand and fascinated by. You are now my newest find and favorite. Thank you for being so open to the public and being someone who stayed involved.