I don't know if the jokes are legit or not, I haven't done the research. But I just wanted to point out that none of those guys write ANY jokes at all, they don't even sit in the monologue writers meeting. They have head writters that make the decision of which jokes will end up on the prompter. Also, the jokes for the late shows usually (not always) come through e-mails from about 1000 comics throughout the nation (both conservative and liberal). It used to be by fax but as the list grew it changed to e-mail.
So jokes like those can and do slip through, even though some of those guys aren't pro-right - except for Leno, who is pro-right btw. In fact, I rememeber one night both Kimmel and Wanda Sykes (who was a guest on Letterman that night) did the exact same joke, verbatum. She has paid writers too.
So, while I have no clue for the source of Faith's jokes, it is quite possible for them to have said it since monologue jokes can come from any where.
Wow, that was really tasteless. Didn't expect that from you.
Such things are highly subjective. One good thing that can be said about you, CS, is that, although you describe yourself by your religion, you certainly couldn't normally be accused of being sanctimonious. Please keep it that way.
If someone arrives (or returns to) a discussion board, and can be abrasive, and calls people names, then I would describe that person as one of the group in which I'd include myself (and you) who is bound to get into the occasional "brawl", and should be able to take some flak in return. We don't need protection.
This is the year 2010, not 1810, and there are still people around who believe that the earth is less than 10,000 years old. When such a person describes others as insane, then, IMO, there's certainly no need to pull punches. Such people are delusional, without question, so I'm happy to teach them what insanity really is, and to do so on their own level of politeness.
It really helps moderators figure out if a topic is disintegrating because of general misbehavior versus someone in particular if the originally non-misbehaving members kept it that way. When everyone is prickly and argumentative and off-topic and personal then it's just too difficult to tell. We have neither infinite time to untie the Gordian knot, nor the wisdom of Solomon.
There used to be a comedian who presented his ideas for a better world, and one of them was to arm everyone on the highway with little rubber dart guns. Every time you see a driver doing something stupid, you fire a little dart at his car. When a state trooper sees someone driving down the highway with a bunch of darts all over his car he pulls him over for being an idiot.
Please make it easy to tell you apart from the idiots. Message 150