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POLISH FOREIGN MINISTER IN TROUBLE OVER JOKE?


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448  
16 Nov 2008 /  #1
A joke attributed to Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikroski is gaining momentum in politcal circles. Sikorski asked: "Did you know Obama has got some Polish

roots... His grandfather once ate a Polish missionary." Sikorski himself has not commented so far, but his spokesman Jacek Paszkowski issued a statement alleging that Sikorski was telling the joke solely to illustrate the kind iof jokes one shouldn't tell.

When asked about the joke, PM Tusk remarked: "If I were a public informer and told about the kind of jokes being told by politicians, you (the media) would have a field day but Polish politics would be a shambles."

Post-commie leader Wojciech Olejniczak said the joke has been repeated and laughed out throughout Poland's political circles for somem time "because it's funny!"
osiol 55 | 3,922  
16 Nov 2008 /  #2
Is it funny?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
16 Nov 2008 /  #3
not in my opinion.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
16 Nov 2008 /  #4
I didn't think so either. It's not going to be funny unless it is rooted in reality.

Beyond that, there are some jokes I might find funny, but wouldn't tell publically or in certain other places. For example, I wouldn't tell my boss the "Aristocrats" joke.
Franek 8 | 271  
16 Nov 2008 /  #5
For Christ sake.. It was a joke.. Is it any different that Polish Jokes? I hear them all the time.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
16 Nov 2008 /  #6
It's a pretty stupid, unfunny joke. Just because other jokes are idiotic and told by idiots, it doesn't mean it's okay to make idiotic jokes.

Right, so there's a talent scout sitting in his office, and a family walk in with their dog.
"So, can you show me your act?" he says.
So the father unzips his...

I'm not saying any more!
Franek 8 | 271  
16 Nov 2008 /  #7
Now, that Is one joke, if that was meant to be one, that I see no humor in it.. DUMB
osiol 55 | 3,922  
16 Nov 2008 /  #8
that I see no humor in it.. DUMB

That's just the start of a very long joke, and you're not getting any more of it from me.

So tell me, how is the joke that this thread is about funny?
Franek 8 | 271  
16 Nov 2008 /  #9
That's just the start of a very long joke, and you're not getting any more of it from me.

LOL! Geeze, you sure have thin skin.. Im sorry if I hurt your feelings..NAW, not really. That was just plain stupid.. PLEASE, no more jokes from you.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
16 Nov 2008 /  #10
I wouldn't say my skin is particularly thin. Hurt feelings? It just looks like you don't understand what I am trying to say.

What kind of joke is acceptable and what is not acceptable from a politician?
What do you actually find funny that may be considered wrong or unacceptable in public life?

If a politicians feels some particular way about something, it is best that the public gets to know about it, so I don't believe in censorship of such opinion.
TRAISKIRCHEN - | 23  
16 Nov 2008 /  #11
I bet he would not dare to tell a jewish joke. Especially considering his ties to jews.
But to imply that all people of african origin have something to do with cannibalism, that by his view is quite OK.
opts 10 | 260  
16 Nov 2008 /  #12
I do not find the joke funny.
I am concerned that others may think that all Poles are limited as the person who said the joke.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
16 Nov 2008 /  #13
The archaeological records show that cannibalism was once popular in Europe too. In fact, you only have to read the wikipedia article on cannibalism to see something of the true extent of this practice (in modern countries, including European ones).

But to imply that all people of african origin have something to do with cannibalism, that by his view is quite OK.

It is okay for him to think that. But it does make him an idiot.
Mateuszoflv 2 | 16  
16 Nov 2008 /  #14
Lol if he is an idiot then all Americans are idiots

Obama is quoted making plenty of Polish jokes not to mention most Americans have made one Polish joke once in their lives or at least have laughed at a Polish jokes.

This is just a cause of reverse discrimination as if Obama were not black and if sikorski made a joke noone would care. But since Obama is black people are going to freak out and try to get sikorski in trouble.
yehudi 1 | 432  
16 Nov 2008 /  #15
Whether the joke is funny or not is not the point. A politicial who makes a joke like that where peoiple can hear him is an idiot. If we (Israel) had a politicial doing that, I'd be real embarassed.
polishgirltx  
16 Nov 2008 /  #16
what if the joke wouldn't be about the future US president? and not from the mounth of a politician? would it be funnier then?
yehudi 1 | 432  
16 Nov 2008 /  #17
What if it were told about a Polish-American president-elect? It wouldn't make sense, because Poles aren't cannibals, right? Well Africans, with all their faults, are also not cannibals. (I think it's more of an issue in some remote parts of new Guinea) So telling a joke like that is embarassing for the one who tells it becuase it shows his ignorance.

If I told a "Polish Joke" in a Polish university I would look like an idiot because it would look as if I believed the premise, that Poles are stupid.

Every group though, has to tell jokes about fools, so they pick a group at random. Americans pick Poles, British joke about the Irish. Polish Jews told jokes about jews from Chelm. Are people in Chelm known to be dumb?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
16 Nov 2008 /  #18
If we (Israel) had a politicial doing that, I'd be real embarassed.

You've got far worse things, so mind your own business, please. Thanks...
yehudi 1 | 432  
16 Nov 2008 /  #19
I got nothing worse bothering me right now. That's why I'm hanging around here in PFland.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
16 Nov 2008 /  #20
Don't you have to contribute to any global conspiracy strategies ?
Wahldo  
16 Nov 2008 /  #21
WTF, it was a joke and pretty mild at that. Sikorski's alright.
Crow 137 | 7,974  
17 Nov 2008 /  #22
POLISH FOREIGN MINISTER IN TROUBLE OVER JOKE

yes, troubles started

let me suggest to Mr. Radek.... do your best to annul Kosovo recognition, just in case and, stop that mad man Tusk

don`t failed Mr. Radek, you never know...
Babinich 1 | 455  
17 Nov 2008 /  #23
what if the joke wouldn't be about the future US president? and not from the mounth of a politician? would it be funnier then?

You're right; this is nothing more than political correctness run amok.
yehudi 1 | 432  
17 Nov 2008 /  #24
Don't you have to contribute to any global conspiracy strategies ?

No. All the conspiracy strategies are in place. But I should probably get started on poisoning some wells. Ahh, a Jew's work is never done.
joepilsudski 26 | 1,389  
17 Nov 2008 /  #25
No. All the conspiracy strategies are in place. But I should probably get started on poisoning some wells. Ahh, a Jew's work is never done.

True, and now that the Zionist gangster Emmanuel will be running things at the White House, the Jews will be busy indeed...Of course, they can rest on Shabbat...But Jews have a sense of humor about Blacks...'Kushi kill Kushi' and all that.
Foreigner4 12 | 1,769  
17 Nov 2008 /  #26
It rather annoys me that foreign notions of what political correctness (such b.s. imo) should be imposed on a sovereign nation.

Is this about the inaccuracy of the joke or about what's being interpretted as politically correct in the u.s?
Lotnik767 3 | 145  
17 Nov 2008 /  #27
It's funny!!!!!!!!!!!! But I hate R. Sikorski I think he a spy a bad person for Poland!
Marek 4 | 867  
17 Nov 2008 /  #28
It's no funnier than Obama himself joking with reporters early last week that his daughters had bought the White House a new dog, 'a mutt like me', he quipped.

Both remarks, even when self deprecating, are pretty tactless!
Crow 137 | 7,974  
19 Nov 2008 /  #29
White House

eh,... its now Black House

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