Barbra Streisand and Ted Turner at It Again

The election is getting close. The polls show a lot of people don't think a lot of President Bush right now, and that has emboldened the Bush haters.

Barbra Streisand was in New York a night or two ago giving a big concert at Madison Square Garden. She did a bit that was supposed to be funny with a George Bush impersonator.

Some people just wanted to hear her sing and began to jeer the anti-Bush bit. One guy hollered out: "What is this, a fund-raiser?"

Answer to guy: yeah, sort of. What do you think she does with her money? Contribute to people trying to beat Bush, that's what.

Well, she blew up. She shouted at the guy: Why don't you shut the bleep up? Can't you take a joke?

The guy got up and left rather than get in a shout down with a 64-year-old singer who has both the microphone and the security guards.

Makes you wonder though: Who can't take the joke? She got to rag on Bush and most of the crowd loved it. She can't take a simple question: What is this, a fund-raiser?

Guess not. Wonder how she talks when she's not in front of a few thousand people.

Then there's Ted Turner. He said in the War on Terror sometimes he can't decide whose side he's on.

"It was like the news media covered the Iraq war, at least at the beginning of it, almost like a football game. It was us vs. them."

Frankly, I don't see the problem. It is us vs. them.

When the founder of the ACLU was asked why he didn't object more to abridgement of rights during World War II he said, well, it's a war; first you have to win the war.

What could Ted really be confused about?

Well, there may be some bruised feelings there. Ten years ago when FOX News started, Ted said he would squash us like a bug.

Didn't work out that way. I'm sure you've heard how the ratings have gone.

So I guess Ted doesn't like being asked about FOX.

He used the be "The Mouth of the South." Now he's, well, I guess you get the picture.

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