Liberals and Conservatives Tell a Joke

Quite a few of the jokes posted here come from my friends. I'm very inclusive: while politically very middle-of-the-road myself, I have friends who are right-wing arch-conservatives, and friends who are left-wing arch-liberals.

I swear this is exactly how this happened: A very conservative friend sent me this joke first, and I threw it in the queue for posting "sometime". But then several weeks later, I got it again -- from a very liberal friend. I noticed there were some subtle (ahem) differences in the setup.

From the Conservative Friend:

Now I understand:

Many will recall that on July 8, 1947, witnesses claimed that an unidentified object with five aliens aboard crashed onto a sheep and cattle ranch just outside Roswell, New Mexico. This is a well-known incident that many say has long been covered up by the U.S. Air Force and the federal government.

However, you may not know that in the month of March 1948, exactly nine months after that historic day, Albert Gore, Jr., Hillary Rodham, John F. Kerry, William Jefferson Clinton, Howard Dean, Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, Charles E. Schumer, and Barbara Boxer were born.

See what happens when aliens breed with sheep?

This piece of information may clear up a lot of things.


From the Liberal Friend:

This is an unlikely story!

Many will recall that on July 8, 1947, witnesses claimed that an unidentified object with five aliens aboard crashed onto a sheep and cattle ranch just outside Roswell, New Mexico. This is a well-known incident that many say has long been covered up by the U.S. Air Force and the federal government.

However, you may not know that in the month of March 1948, exactly nine months after that historic day, George Bush, John McCain, Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice and Donald Trump, were born.

See what happens when aliens breed with sheep?

This piece of information may clear up a lot of things.


For the Record...

Albert Gore, Jr., was indeed born in March 1948 -- in Washington, D.C. But Hillary Rodham Clinton was born in October 1947, John Kerry was born in December 1943, Bill Clinton was born in August 1946, Howard Dean was born in November 1948, Nancy Pelosi was born in March 1940, Dianne Feinstein was born in June 1933, Chuck Schumer was born in November 1950, and Barbara Boxer was born in November 1940.

"W" was born in July 1946, John McCain was born in August 1936, Dick Cheney in January 1941, Condoleezza Rice was born in November 1954, and Donald Trump was born in June 1946.

So the liberals really have to stretch to find someone to include (Trump?!), but at least they can count to five. But it seems neither can count to nine: nine months from July is April, not March.

Posted January 9, 2011

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