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President Obama Bashes Special Olympics on the Tonight Show

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by Treadmarkz

Wow. I watched the broadcast with great interest, and was impressed with the poise and confidence with which the President discussed the economic situation and how he appears to be ready to clean up all of the immoral practices of corporate America that have been swept under the rug for too long.

I didn’t even notice this comment.

Everything else he was saying was more important. I am an American first and a disabled person…well, like fifth or sixth, but you get the idea.

But I will say that no matter how hard he works to rectify our economy and get this ship on the right course, a “joke” like that should not be considered “acceptable” for the President of the United States to make.

I write a lot on this blog about how disabled people can take a joke, and we are no more untouchable than anyone else. But the Special Olympics is for participants that are often very physically able people, and I would imagine a lot of the participants could bowl the Flag Pin right off of President Obama’s lapel!

Mr. President, I respect you for your initiative and for your passion, but please be careful. Don’t be a Biden. You’re much more intelligent than that one small comment would give you credit for.

Another Disabled People Joke

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by Treadmarkz

It has come to my attention that this blog has gotten far too serious for its own good lately. I like to bring a little stark reality, a little commentary on what is going on in the world regarding my disabled brothers and sisters, but if you’ve been reading my work for a while you’ll know that I like to have a little fun too. So for now, all bets are off on the stark reality crap, let’s have a little fun:

A guy walks into a country club where he sees one of his fellow club members. He walks up to the guy and he says “Hey buddy, what’s your handicap?”
The second guy, full of indignation, replies “I can’t believe you just said that to me! Its ‘disability’ not ‘handicap’ ” and he punches the first guy in the face.

The first guy, stunned, picks himself up off the ground and says “Jesus, man, I was talking about golf, I don’t know what your problem is” and he kicks the second guy out of his wheelchair.

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And I say “Good”. People are far too sensitive in this country. Probably always will be. This guy in the chair should consider himself lucky he was allowed on the golf course to begin with. They are always very concerned that we will put a rut in the fairway. I have been asked not to take my wheelchair on a miniature golf course, so I know what I am talking about.

    Okay so there was a little bit of “stark reality” chucked in there.