I am not talking about hate speech. I am talking about jokes told by professionals.
A joke that starts with 'a Rabbi, a Priest and a Baptist Minister go into a bar' would not be funny if told as 'three nondescript religious people go into a bar'. I think that the entertainment industry may be the only place where political correctness can be left at the door.
Now that's funny!!!
We need to learn to laugh at ourselves again. When did Americans get this thin skin that ha them being hurt by words. Growing up the only time words hurt me was when my father used them to call me closer to him so he could beat that tar out of me for doing something stupid.
I do not think that comedians should have to apologize for politically incorrect jokes they tell. THEY ARE JOKES!!!
Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House. One is from Chicago, another is from Tennessee, and the third is from Minnesota. All three go with a White House official to examine the fence. The Minnesota contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works some figures with a pencil. "Well," he says, "I figure the job will run about $900. $400 for materials, $400 for my crew, and $100 profit for me." The Tennessee contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, "I can do this job for $700. $300 for materials, $300 for my crew, and $100 profit for me." The Chicago contractor doesn't measure or figure, but leans over to the White House official and whispers, "$2,700." The official, incredulous, says, "You didn't even measure like the other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?" The Chicago contractor whispers back, "$1000 for me, $1000 for you, and we hire the guy from Tennessee to fix the fence." "Done!" replies the government official. And that, my friends, is how the new stimulus plan will work.
Laugh at yourselves kiddies. Life is to short to allow every little joke hurt you.
Unless the person telling the politically incorrect joke is also coming at you with machete while telling it; I think you will live.