Satire is Dead. What use is it?
Grrrrrobert
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I am in love with you, Grrrrobert, simply for putting me in such esteemed company.

Your kind of criticism, I will accept any day of the week.

I also must point out:

“It is part of the price of leadership of this great and free nation to be the target of clever satirists. You have given the gift of laughter to our people. May we never grow so somber or self-important that we fail to appreciate the humor in our lives.” — President Lyndon Johnson

“People say satire is dead. It’s not dead; it’s alive and living in the White House.” — Robin Williams

“By the very nature of satire or parody, you have to love and respect your target and respect it enough to understand every aspect of it, so you can more effectively make fun of it.” — T. J. Miller

“Satire is effective — or at least most effective — only when at first it seems ridiculous, and then as it goes on and you begin to reflect on it, you realize it’s barely exaggerated at all.” –Richard Alan Nanian, Associate Professor of English, George Mason University

“Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.” — Lord George Byron

“You can’t debate satire. Either you get it or you don’t.” — Michael Moore

“Satire is, by definition, offensive. It is meant to make us feel uncomfortable. It is meant to make us scratch our heads, think, do a double-take, and then think again.” — Maajid Nawaz

“Satire is fascinating stuff. It’s deadly serious, and when politics begin to break down, there is a drift towards satire, because it’s the only thing that makes any sense.” — Ben Nicholson

“When it comes to bullies, satire is the best disinfectant.” — Robert Reich

You made my day! My week. My month. Thank you, GRRRRRRR.

–AI

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