University of Virginia alum and comedian Tina Fey really let loose her thoughts on the Charlottesville protests from this past weekend. Her latest SNLWeekend Update skit is one of the best ever.
I don’t think anyone (well OK, someone does) disagrees that the violent protests by white nationalists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virgina were anything short of despicable. So were the responses (or lack of strong rebukes) from many of our nation’s leaders, including the POTUS and the Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan. Tina Fey though put it all in perceptive in Saturday Night Live‘s latest segment of the Weekend Update.
My favorite quote from the segment:
“And then, next time, when you see a bunch of white boys, boys in polo shirts screaming about taking our country back, and you want to scream, ‘It’s not our country–we stole it. We stole it from the Native Americans. And when they have a peaceful protest at Standing Rock, we shoot at them with rubber bullets. But we let you chinless turds march through the streets with semi-automatic weapons.’ When you want to yell that, don’t yell it at the Klan, Colin. Yell it into the cake. (Screams into cake) Then, when Ann Coulter crawls out of her roach motel, and says, ‘Uh, antifa attacked Republicans in Berkeley,’ and you’re like, ‘OK, yard sale Barbie, but the other side is Nazis and Klansmen. And also, who drove the car into the crowd? Hillary’s e-mails?”
That’s right, kill them with comedy…and cake.
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