Just a Bit of a Laugh …

Andy Borowitz is a satirist who has written for The New Yorker since 1998.  In 2001, he created The Borowitz Report, a satirical news column that has millions of readers around the world, for which he won the first-ever National Press Club award for humor.  His column last Wednesday had me chuckling aloud, and since I sense you guys need a good chuckle or two, I share this with you only for its therapeutic value!

Millions of Americans Denied Groceries After Failing to Provide I.D.

17 thoughts on “Just a Bit of a Laugh …

  1. Dear Jill,

    I’m a Andy Borowitz fan as well. This just shows up how disconnected the president is with the peoples he claims to be helping. I can’t believe he never purchased groceries himself. Why would anyone think that you need a photo ID to buy groceries and then use this lie to support the concept to require photo IDs for American peoples to vote?

    Only President Trump would float this.

    Hugs, Gronda

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    • Why would he think it? Mainly because he is an arrogant, ignorant dolt who has lived in his ivory tower all his life and never mingled with us ‘common people’, so he has no idea … none whatsoever … how we actually live. I laugh to think of how many times, when my kids were little, that I sent them into the store to pick up a loaf of bread or a head of lettuce. They didn’t have photo IDs! It’s rather like him saying that California is wasting the water they could be using to fight the wildfires! Not a word of compassion or empathy for the poor residents of California, just false accusations. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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  2. Good grief – I thought for a moment that this grocery ID stuff was legit. My jaw hit the floor… ouch! It makes perfect sense – let’s have very strict controls on grocery purchases while automatic weapons are handed out to anybody with the money.

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  3. That is just too funny. Hey! Getting people to laugh at this kind of absurdity out of the mouth of the orange one is something we haven’t tried yet. Perhaps if people were to really see how ridiculous his comments are they’d think a bit harder abut who to vote for next time! A Comedian or a President!

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  4. How can you not love Andy Borowitz? I was introduced to him by my Son in 2004 through a paperback book, “The Borowitz Report : The Big Book Of Shockers” and I was hooked. His 2006 “The Republican Playbook” is also on my bookshelf, along with “The 50 Funniest American Writers *according to Andy Borowitz” from 2011. I haven’t read his autobiographical book that is on Kindle, though I plan to at some point. The Borowitz Report is probably one of the most read parts of The New Yorker, as it should be! This is laughter inducing no matter how many times it is read. Thank-you!

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    • I get a daily email of his column, but rarely actually take the time to read it. This one caught my eye, though, and I was glad it did! I should make time to read them more often … humour is a good thing and something of which I seem to have too little of these days 😄


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