Friday, February 24, 2012

"Free Speech Show" - Freedom in America or Police State?

Here's today's podcast with me, Laurie Buckley, Dave Plunkett and host Bill Bronner:

"Freedom in America or Police State?"

"Comedy Nation This Week" - February 24, 2012

Here's today's podcast with me, Laurie Buckley, Dave Plunkett and host Bill Bronner:

The panel discuss the GOP debate, the "War on Women" and more.

Trippitorial: Polls

Recent polls suggest that 23% of pollsters don’t believe in polls. This is shocking and I called up several people to talk about it.

A sampling of this group did not know they were being sampled as part of a group. I point this out because polls have indicated that responders behave differently depending on whether they are alone or part of a group. Some polls show that once people have been told they are part of a group, they act like the group, even if they are physically separated from the group.

One pollster was so fascinated by the statistics of these results that he decided to identify a random sampling of people that he designated as a group, but only behind their backs. The people in the group were isolated during questioning and never met any of the other members in the group. At no point were they told they were part of the group. Even so, the results of asking the same questions from the original survey produced similar results. What can we deduce from this? I’m not a statistician. And besides, I’m making this up anyway.

This brings up the troubling point that sometimes pollsters just make the answers up. This can lead to some interesting surveys and we should probably take a poll to find out what happens when people believe a made up poll.

I have the results here. Sixty seven percent of people polled believed that the made up poll was real. Eighty-two percent of those polled believed the previous statistic.

Interestingly, one of the respondents from the isolated group survey suffered for years from separation anxiety that doctors could not identify. Perhaps we should ask them some questions to see if it is a reasonable hypothesis to conclude that being separated from a group that you do not know you are part of can cause the symptoms that were displayed. But I digress, and I see that we are out of time.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Live Tweets From GOP Debate Part XV

Why do they treat the openings of these debates like a reality show?

will not be rising at home.

Shouldn’t Mitt Romney be singing the national anthem?

Santorum wins contest to be first to attack health insurance reform.

We should send Mitt Romney back to the State.

Mitt Romney didn’t follow the part that was about him

I thought the bridge to nowhere was from the 2008 debates.

Mitt Romney is losing.

With this group they must be talking about the special Olympics.

These companies needed to be taken over by Bain Capital.

What they’re really saying is they should have broken the UAW.

Newt Gingrich’s uterus keeps getting bigger.

Mitt Romney, Panderer-in-Chief.

Santorum is making a case for birth control and he doesn’t get it.

Sex is not bad, unless it’s with one of these stooges.

Everybody has a but Newt Gingrich.

Planned Parenthood should stop planning!

They’re fighting over who helped the fewest people.

Mitt Romney keeps losing to Rick Santorum.

I hope Rick Perry and Mrs., Gingrich #3 use birth control.

Did anybody e-verify the candidates?

Let’s re-mantle the army Rumsfeld dismantled.

We can’t allow illegal immigrants to have nuclear weapons.

Santorum just called U.S. “the Great Satan” and I fit right in.

Romney reminds me of someone giving an oral report in H.S. that he will forget when the bell rings.

No Republican left behind.

James Tripp for President on Education:

Did Newt Gingrich just say “Git’er done?”

has to take his morning after pill. Goodnight.

Monday, February 20, 2012

"Breaking Taboo" - February 20, 2012

Here's today's podcast with me, Allan Coberly, Steven Forrest and host Lakota Phillips:

"The War On Women"

James Tripp For President's Day

Friday, February 10, 2012

"Free Speech Show" - What's Love Got To Do With It?

Here's Today's "Free Speech Show" with me, Laurie Buckley and host Bill Bronner:

What's love got to do with it?

"Comedy Nation This Week" - February 10, 2012

Here's today's episode of "Comedy Nation This Week" with me, Laurie Buckley and host Bill Bronner:

The Panel Discusses the mortgage settlement, Rick Santorum's wins, Catholics and contraception, and more.

Trippitorial: Super Pacs

I am announcing today that I will accept support from any outside Super Pac wishing to advocate for James Tripp for President, even though I am not running. This is not a reversal of position. This is a course correction. And while some may say I may have said something else in the past about some things, some people would be better off moving on to other things.

We’re not going to fight this fight we’re not in with one hand tied behind our back…backs…back. We can’t allow the people who are running to operate under a different set of rules from the people who are not running. The campaign that we are not in has to face the reality of the campaign that people are in.

While I may not have spoken out in favor of Super Pacs in the past, it is not important to note that I spoke out against them, because before you can be for something, you have to be against it. And how can you know for sure if you’re against something, if you never tried to be for something? I don’t think you can.

This is a good time for people with no affiliation to James Tripp to start saying bad things about people who are not James Tripp. You can start off by saying, “He’s no James Tripp!” What you end up saying about the bad people who are not James Tripp is no business of James Tripp and I distance myself from it. I am shocked by it, and I would ask the people who are saying it to stop saying it after everybody has heard what you said.

This is not a step I take lightly. As a matter of fact, I’m sitting down. The Citizen United ruling opened the door for more money and ad spending in the 2012 election cycle than in any previous election cycle in the history of the world and I want a piece of it, even though I am not running. It almost makes you wish somebody were saying something that wasn’t about somebody else, but I wouldn’t say that.

You know, my mother used to say, “If you have nothing nice to say about a person, don’t say anything at all.” I have nothing to say about my mother.

There are so many things to be said about so many people that people who are not affiliated with James Tripp need so much money to say them. You’re darn right Newt Gingrich is a lying, stinking, cheating methane producing poster boy for gluttony, but that’s not something I’d say. That’s something other people who are not James Tripp say about other people.

Newt wants to put a man on the moon? Somebody might say, “That’s a good place for him!” But I wouldn’t say that. I say, “Kudos to Newt for bringing the race of the races to space.” You’re darn right! We need to beat China to the moon before they build a wall around it!

I wouldn’t say anything bad about some of the other candidates who are in the race I’m not in, but somebody else would. If some other group wants to say that Romney’s not too bright, or that Gingrich is the closest this nation has come to running Jabba the Hutt for president, there’s nothing I can do about that.

It won’t be me bringing up Ron Paul’s racist past. I’m not the sort of person who would wish that when Rick Santorum was born again, he was born somewhere else.

This is not a time for candidates to be saying anything. This is a time for people who are not affiliated with the candidates to be saying things about people who aren’t affiliated to other people saying things!

Friday, February 03, 2012

"Free Speech Show" - The Decline of the American Empire

Here's Today's "Free Speech Show" with me, Laurie Buckley, Dave Plunkett and host Bill Bronner:

The Decline of the American Empire

"Comedy Nation This Week" -February 3, 2012

Here's today's episode of "Comedy Nation This Week" with me, Laurie Buckley, Dave Plunkett and host Bill Bronner:

The Panel Discusses the GOP primary race, the SAG-AFTRA Merger, the Super Bowl and more.

Trippitorial: Racism

There’s a Newt in the Republican primary who thought this might be a good time to bring racism back to Southern electoral politics. Racism is a funny thing---not very funny. I mean, it's not a riot, although it can be. Black people don't like white people and white people don't like black people and nobody likes the Asians.

For years, in America, white men had all the good jobs and everyone else got what was left over. Now, after years of affirmative action, some white men feel they are being discriminated against and they're starting to say, "Hey, wait a minute. We are all equal."

Humans, despite their apparent racial and ethnic differences, all share the same basic genetic makeup. And it’s not from L’Oreal. That's not to say that Mexicans aren't lazy or that blacks don't have rhythm or that the Irish don't like to drink, it's just that in general, generalizations are wrong...except for that generalization.

The best scientific evidence we have is that everybody came from Africa. And the evidence shows we never should have left. You had everything you needed there. Sure, sometimes you ate and sometimes you were eaten, but those were the breaks. And if we all came from the same continent, then there's a good possibility that we're all from the same tribe of people---except for Newt Gingrich.

And if my ancestors are from Africa, that makes me, James Tripp, an African American, and I am one crazy Nigga. It’s okay; I can say that word. Of course, that’s no reason to say it, and that’s no reason for Newt Gingrich to imply it.

A lot of people respond to racism by becoming racist themselves. The answer to racism is not to be racist. The answer to racism is to find other reasons to hate people. What we should really do is find out what we hate about ourselves, and then we can hate other people for it.