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Sev
04-30-2012, 05:59 PM
Expect more of the same from other democrats as the economy fails to recover as the election comes closer and closer.


<span style='font-size: 20pt'>Democrat comic scorches Obama again
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http://www.wnd.com/2012/04/democrat-comic-scorches-obama-again/

“Saturday Night Live” comedic legend Jon Lovitz is doubling down on his harsh criticism of Barack Obama’s alleged wealth confiscation and redistribution policies, claiming the president is lying to Americans.

“The President is lying to get votes … it’s obvious and transparent,” Lovitz, a self-proclaimed Democrat who voted for Obama in 2008, said on his Twitter feed Saturday night.

Lovitz was responding to criticism from those apparently in his own party, after the comic in January went on a graphic, four-letter word diatribe against Obama, calling him “a f—ing a–hole.”

Lovitz seemed a bit surprised his comments became widely reported, tweeting, “Because I criticized the President, it’s news? Last I checked, he’s President, not King! This is America! Freedom of Speech. what’s the bfd?”

One apparent liberal named Peg said to Lovitz, “This is red meat for conservatives who are trying to prove the whole country hates him, you gave them ammo, they’re using it.”

“Excuse me,” responded Lovitz, “the President is lying … I just pointed it out. It’s not my fault he’s lying.”

He added: “I haven’t gotten any backlash. I am a Democrat and liberal … Liberal, from the word “Liberty” Freedom to be who you are … be it conservative, democrat, republican, libertarian … liberal … freedom to be true to yourself … that’s what liberal means.”

Another critic told Lovitz, “You criticized the wrong president. If you’d blasted Bush, you’d be funny, smart, and possibly a hero.”

“I have blasted Bush … in my stand up act,” said Lovitz. “No one commented on it, though.”

Someone with a handle of Dan The Man told Lovitz he should pay more in taxes: “The majority of celebrities I’ve seen on TV lately say they make a lot of money & they don’t mind paying a lil more.”

Lovitz responded, “I don’t mind paying a little more. I pay my fair share now. The President is lying to get votes…it’s obvious and transparent.”

Coretta Graham then tweeted her own obscenities, telling Lovitz, “U Sir are the F*** A-hole. The rich (people making over 250k) do not pay their fair share of taxes. That is a Fact.”

“Well, you’ve proven my point,” said Lovitz. “You believe the propaganda. I know what I am paying in taxes. You are being lied to.”

“I was upset with the President LYING,” he added. “I pay my fair share of taxes and so does everyone else I know who is in the same tax bracket.”

Lovitz, best known for his catchphrase of “Yeah, that’s the ticket” by his character, the pathological liar Tommy Flanagan, dropped the F-bomb on Obama in a January podcast that became widely known last week.

The podcast, titled “The ABC’s of SNL,” was co-hosted by filmmaker Kevin Smith, and billed as being recorded “live from the Jon Lovitz Podcast Theatre.” (WARNING: Comments made in the YouTube video of the event contain obscene material.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OhnQEP2Hl4&feature=player_embedded

Lovitz said: “This whole thing with Obama saying the rich don’t pay their taxes is f—ing bullsh–. And I voted for the guy, and I’m a Democrat. What a f—ing a–hole. The rich don’t pay their taxes? Let me tell you something, right. First they say to you, you’re dead broke, ‘the United States of America, you can do anything you want, go for it.’ So then you go for it and then you make it, and everyone’s like ‘f— you.’”

Lovitz went on to say Obama “is the perfect example. He’s amazing. He had nothing. He had no father. He was, you know, of mixed race which is a burden in the United, don’t kid yourself, you know, growing up like that, and no money, and the guy ends up being at Harvard. He’s the President of the United States. And now he’s like, f— me!”

eg8r
05-01-2012, 07:15 AM
LOL, I doubt our resident lefty fan of Democrat comedy probably did not get too excited about this. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

eg8r

Sev
05-01-2012, 08:40 AM
Probably not.
They probably are still cleaning up the stains caused by The Putz's stand-up routine with Kimble the other night.

Soflasnapper
05-01-2012, 09:49 AM
“Saturday Night Live” comedic legend Jon Lovitz

Former SNL has-been, is more correct. I don't think he even works anymore. He is certainly not rich, if perhaps he may still squeeze into the lower 6-figures to hit the top bracket by $1 or something.
Which is not rich.

I think this is Lovitz TRYING TO SAY HE'S STILL RICH. Smart move, as it put his name on a headline for the first time in 20 years or more. I hope he gets some work. His fellow roasters in those low-brow very obscene roasts tease him about falling off the end of the earth some time back all the time, that I've heard.

Sev
05-01-2012, 10:42 AM
Could be.

However with the current tenor of the country it what a large swath of people seem to be agreeing with.

Soflasnapper
05-01-2012, 11:18 AM
I remember how the country looked to Lovitz's advice on the Iraq war, and other matters of great consequence. Not.

Not every comedian is a genius political commentator. By far, most are not that at all, Will Rogers the one honorable exception, maybe Carlin and a few others following in his footsteps.

Lovitz? One so-so bit, ironically known as 'The Liar'? Yeah, we should listen to his pathetic whining, and hilarious claims that he is rich and being personally insulted by Obama's mild rebuke remarks. Find out who his PR firm is.

LWW
05-01-2012, 11:38 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Soflasnapper</div><div class="ubbcode-body">“Saturday Night Live” comedic legend Jon Lovitz

Former SNL has-been, is more correct. I don't think he even works anymore. He is certainly not rich, if perhaps he may still squeeze into the lower 6-figures to hit the top bracket by $1 or something.
Which is not rich.

I think this is Lovitz TRYING TO SAY HE'S STILL RICH. Smart move, as it put his name on a headline for the first time in 20 years or more. I hope he gets some work. His fellow roasters in those low-brow very obscene roasts tease him about falling off the end of the earth some time back all the time, that I've heard. </div></div>

Might I suggest GETTING A CLUE (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_lovitz) before posting?

sack316
05-01-2012, 12:14 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Soflasnapper</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I remember how the country looked to Lovitz's advice on the Iraq war, and other matters of great consequence. Not.

Not every comedian is a genius political commentator. By far, most are not that at all, Will Rogers the one honorable exception, maybe Carlin and a few others following in his footsteps.

Lovitz? One so-so bit, ironically known as 'The Liar'? Yeah, we should listen to his pathetic whining, and hilarious claims that he is rich and being personally insulted by Obama's mild rebuke remarks. Find out who his PR firm is. </div></div>

Net worth of $12 Million. I'd consider that being rich.

Sack

Sev
05-01-2012, 12:19 PM
I doubt Lovits outbursts will any impact aside from reflecting what many people including democrats are feeling.

Soflasnapper
05-01-2012, 01:01 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Soflasnapper</div><div class="ubbcode-body">“Saturday Night Live” comedic legend Jon Lovitz

Former SNL has-been, is more correct. I don't think he even works anymore. He is certainly not rich, if perhaps he may still squeeze into the lower 6-figures to hit the top bracket by $1 or something.
Which is not rich.

I think this is Lovitz TRYING TO SAY HE'S STILL RICH. Smart move, as it put his name on a headline for the first time in 20 years or more. I hope he gets some work. His fellow roasters in those low-brow very obscene roasts tease him about falling off the end of the earth some time back all the time, that I've heard. </div></div>

Might I suggest GETTING A CLUE (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_lovitz) before posting? </div></div>

He's had a couple of jobs the last couple of years. Hardly working, as in working.

WWE Raw? His comedy theater went to podcasting?

These are the signs of severe career decline, as when you'd find Robert Goulet doing dinner theater upstate NY.

I'm happy if he saved his money from when he was actually making it at any high rate. But looking over his last few years of his career, you should be able to see he's not steadily working, he's not in movies, he's doing roasts, WWE Raw, and failing at his comedy shop, apparently. Unless you think comedy podcasting is some lucrative business model.

Adding in conclusion, the tax rate one pays is based on income that year, not net worth. I still doubt his income is much over $250,000.

List of work in recent years:

2000 Bette Himself Episode 1.15: "Polterguest"
2002 Son of the Beach Father of B.J.'s Baby Episode 3.14: "Bad News, Mr. Johnson"
2004–2005 Las Vegas Fred Puterbaugh Appeared in three episodes
2006 Two and a Half Men Archie Baldwin Episode 3.17: "The Unfortunate Little Schnauzer"
2010 WWE RAW Himself Guest Host[7]
2011 Saturday Night Live Himself (Cameo) Episode 36.14: Host: Dana Carvey
2011 Hot in Cleveland Homeless man

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A single appearance in a television show every other year or so? Cameo appearances? Hosting WWE Raw? What a powerhouse career going on there, right?

Gayle in MD
05-01-2012, 01:01 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: sack316</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Soflasnapper</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I remember how the country looked to Lovitz's advice on the Iraq war, and other matters of great consequence. Not.

Not every comedian is a genius political commentator. By far, most are not that at all, Will Rogers the one honorable exception, maybe Carlin and a few others following in his footsteps.

Lovitz? One so-so bit, ironically known as 'The Liar'? Yeah, we should listen to his pathetic whining, and hilarious claims that he is rich and being personally insulted by Obama's mild rebuke remarks. Find out who his PR firm is. </div></div>

Net worth of $12 Million. I'd consider that being rich.

Sack </div></div>

I don't think that figure is correct, Sack.

G.

Soflasnapper
05-01-2012, 01:35 PM
I don't believe it's accurate, either, but it is what I found in the google. However, this isn't a Forbes list, and most likely is self-reported, so caveat lector!

Gayle in MD
05-01-2012, 01:43 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Soflasnapper</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I don't believe it's accurate, either, but it is what I found in the google. However, this isn't a Forbes list, and most likely is self-reported, so caveat lector! </div></div>

Yep, well I do recall hearing or reading something about this, about him, and I've looked for it, but haven't found it yet.

I'll keep looking.

G.

Soflasnapper
05-01-2012, 04:34 PM
You know, another SNL alum, Ms. Victoria Jackson, has been bad-mouthing Obama for years. I've heard much of her talk.

But suddenly Lovitz says something, and it's headlines?

Don't tell Ms. Jackson, she'd be angry!

Gayle in MD
05-02-2012, 04:36 AM
LOL, she's about as convincing as that nutjob woman that headed up the birther baloney.

/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

LWW
05-02-2012, 05:06 AM
Since you either refuse to comprehend data, or choose to lie about it, Lovitz has a net worth of $12M.

JUMPING BUTTERBALLS! (http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/richest-comedians/jon-lovitz-net-worth/)

LWW
05-02-2012, 05:08 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: sack316</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Soflasnapper</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I remember how the country looked to Lovitz's advice on the Iraq war, and other matters of great consequence. Not.

Not every comedian is a genius political commentator. By far, most are not that at all, Will Rogers the one honorable exception, maybe Carlin and a few others following in his footsteps.

Lovitz? One so-so bit, ironically known as 'The Liar'? Yeah, we should listen to his pathetic whining, and hilarious claims that he is rich and being personally insulted by Obama's mild rebuke remarks. Find out who his PR firm is. </div></div>

Net worth of $12 Million. I'd consider that being rich.

Sack </div></div>

The cabal doesn't much care for reality ... especially that which opposes their god king.

sack316
05-02-2012, 07:23 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Soflasnapper</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I don't believe it's accurate, either, but it is what I found in the google. However, this isn't a Forbes list, and most likely is self-reported, so caveat lector! </div></div>

Yeah I'm not 100% on the accuracy of the figure. But he does have 4 projects currently either in post production or in the filming project.

He's done a lot of work over the years. Granted never a blockbuster headliner like Sandler or Murphy or someone. But he's still steadily been involved in something through his career.

If he's been good with his money I don't see $12 million as being an outlandish number... especially in Hollywood. But even if the figure isn't 100% on target, I'd feel it safe to say he'd definitely fall into the "rich" category as defined by most discussion and metrics. He won't be piloting any space programs type of rich, but I'd guarantee he's top tax bracket rich.

Sack

P.S. Off topic, but "The Critic" was a very good show! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

Soflasnapper
05-07-2012, 05:58 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">LOL, she's about as convincing as that nutjob woman that headed up the birther baloney.

/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif </div></div>

They might be the same person!!!

Think, have they ever been seen together?

I almost think Victoria Jackson is a misunderstood performance artist, and perhaps Orly Tates (sp?) is her most recent masterpiece.

Soflasnapper
05-07-2012, 06:14 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Since you either refuse to comprehend data, or choose to lie about it, Lovitz has a net worth of $12M.

JUMPING BUTTERBALLS! (http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/richest-comedians/jon-lovitz-net-worth/) </div></div>

As I said above:

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>I don't believe it's accurate, either, but it is what I found in the google. However, this isn't a Forbes list, and most likely is self-reported, so caveat lector!</span>

If you need help with the Latin, please ask.

Fact is, one can have a lot of net worth, and quite a surprisingly small income nonetheless. Bill Gates is an example of that, in recent years.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Director Compensation (Microsoft Corporation) for 2010
Fees earned or paid in cash $80,000.00
Stock awards $120,000.00
Option awards (in $) $0.00
Non-equity incentive plan compensation $0.00
Change in pension value and nondisqualified compensation earnings $0.00
All other compensation $0.00
Total Compensation $200,000.00

Director Compensation (Microsoft Corporation) for 2009
Fees earned or paid in cash $69,466.00
Stock awards $104,154.00
Option awards (in $) $0.00
Non-equity incentive plan compensation $0.00
Change in pension value and nondisqualified compensation earnings $0.00
All other compensation $0.00
Total Compensation $173,620.00
Director Compensation (Berkshire Hathaway Inc.) for 2010
Fees earned or paid in cash $2,700.00
Stock awards $0.00
Option awards (in $) $0.00
Non-equity incentive plan compensation $0.00
Change in pension value and nondisqualified compensation earnings $0.00
All other compensation $0.00
Total Compensation $2,700.00
Director Compensation (Berkshire Hathaway Inc.) for 2009
Fees earned or paid in cash $2,700.00
Stock awards $0.00
Option awards (in $) $0.00
Non-equity incentive plan compensation $0.00
Change in pension value and nondisqualified compensation earnings $0.00
All other compensation $0.00
Total Compensation $2,700.00</div></div>

From Forbes (http://people.forbes.com/profile/bill-gates/11334)

So Gates, the country's richest or second richest man, whose net worth dwarfs that of Lovitz even if the figure for him is correct, and there is no supportive evidence for these bare claims, does not make enough to be considered 'rich' in terms of income over the threshold into the top bracket, and any change in the top bracket will not touch Gates' tax rate.

Based on Lovitz' lack of well-paying gigs, and his apparently failed comedy club that has turned into a comedy podcasting venue (???, yeah big money in that!???), I'd truly be surprised if he had over $250,000 in annual income, whatever his net worth (WHICH. IS. IRRELEVANT. TO. HIS. INCOME.)

Yes, if this is true, he MUST have had a large income, BACK WHEN HE WAS WORKING AT HIGHER PAYING JOBS. It means nothing as to current income.

Soflasnapper
05-07-2012, 06:17 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Since you either refuse to comprehend data, or choose to lie about it, Lovitz has a net worth of $12M.

JUMPING BUTTERBALLS! (http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/richest-comedians/jon-lovitz-net-worth/) </div></div>

The incompetent site you link to here (I'd seen it already, btw) states he MAKES that amount, presumably in a year. Although it's also captioned net worth.

I'm not sure the word of a site that puts a net worth answer into a question of how much 'he makes' is especially credible.

(Yes, I know that figure appears elsewhere. Do you think Trump's alleged net worth figures are accurate? He admitted he adds a couple of billion based on his own assessment of the value of his name brand.)