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Since 2008 – Progress Through Politics

When AIDS is funny: …Um, Never?

Let me preface all this by saying that, since I grew up with hardcore white Republicans (family and friends) in the Deep South, I’m pretty familiar with distasteful “humor.” I’m not trying to stereotype — I’m just speaking from my experience. I have heard more… questionable jokes in my lifetime than I can count. Racist jokes, sexist jokes, “dead baby” jokes, and plenty of other nasty attempts at humor.

That said…

I am hard-pressed to think of an occasion when I’ve come across a more offensive attempt at getting a laugh than this one: