Friday, September 19, 2008

Doug Stanhope Makes an Indecent Offer

I guess this is one of those "clowns" Barbara Streisand is always wanting someone to send in. A clown with no sense and no common decency who goes on TV and makes fun of a 17 year old girl.

Make no mistake, he is doing this for his own personal aggrandizement and promotion of his political pipe dreams. Not to help anyone with the last name of Palin.

He has gone on TV offering to give Bristol Palin $25,000 to obtain an abortion.

He said among other things: "Please consider my offer as time is of the essence. You don't want this child, the father certainly doesn't want this child and the world doesn't need another wailing mouth to feed."

Boycott the station he appeared on and anyone who advertises with them.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Doug Stanhope
Stanhope on stage at Charlies, Manchester, England, October 2006
Stanhope on stage at Charlies, Manchester, England, October 2006
Birth nameDouglas Gene Stanhope
BornMarch 25, 1967 (1967-03-25) (age 41)
Worcester, Massachusetts

Years active1990 - present[3]
GenresBlack comedy, Observational comedy, Satire/Political satire
Subject(s)American culture, current events, recreational drug use, human sexuality, religion, libertarianism
InfluencesGeorge Carlin, Lenny Bruce, Bill Hicks, Sam Kinison

Douglas Gene Stanhope (born March 25, 1967) is an American stand-up comedian who currently lives in the small U.S.-Mexico border town of Bisbee, Arizona.


Stanhope's career began in 1990 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is widely known for hosting the final 22 episodes of Comedy Central's The Man Show in 2003 and 2004 and a Girls Gone Wild video. He also produced and starred in "Invasion of the Hidden Cameras" (a project for the Fox Broadcasting network). Stanhope has made appearances at several major comedy festivals, including the Montreal Just For Laughs, US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado, the Chicago Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, where he won the Strathmore Press Award in 2002. Stanhope was the winner of the San Francisco Comedy Competition. He has released several CDs. He claims that his appearance on the BBC television show, "Live Floor Show," was fueled by "ecstasy". According to Stanhope “TV is just for the money; live performance is where it’s at.”

In 2004, Stanhope endorsed the Free State Project, and is quoted as saying "...the Free State Project stands out as one of few ideas that could produce tangible change in our lifetime. The vision of Christian gun enthusiasts buying hand-painted targets from pot-smoking artists, laughing together while they give the tax man the finger, is beautiful enough to make the move."[1]


Anonymous said...

Is Sarah Palin against free speech then?

History Chasers said...

Reread my comments. I did not say Sarah Palin complained about this D rate comedian's ridiculous proposal.

I complained and as an American with the right of free speech, that is my privilege.

A lot of people sacrificed their lives to insure that privilege.

I simply stated that Doug Stanhope had gone outside the bounds of common decency and I stand by that.

brad laidman said...

You need to learn how to read. Stanhope's target isn't Bristol Palin. His comments clearly make it clear that he is accusing her mother of using her as a political tool to support her own views on sex and abortion.

By the way, Stanhope is a superb comedian, who has chosen to spurn Dane Cook popularity to say what he thinks.

Attacking his level of mainstream success is irrelevant to what he has to say.