Friday, September 11th, 2009 at 3:14 pm  |  46 responses

Links: You Lie!

Fri-Day! Yes!

by Lang Whitaker

I spent all day yesterday in airports, shuttling back and forth between New York City. This meant I spent about three combined hours exposed exclusively to airport television, which meant I was subjected to a steady stream of news coverage, which meant I was subjected to about 3,000 reports on Rep. Joe Wilson’s outburst during Pres. Obama’s healthcare speech on Wednesday night.

If you somehow missed it, while Pres. Obama was running down some of the details of the healthcare plan that he’s proposing, the topic of government-funded healthcare for illegal immigrants came up. Obama said, “The reforms I am proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally.”

And Rep. Joe Wilson, who you might be shocked to learn is a Republican, yelled out, “You lie!”

Rep. Wilson apologized immediately afterward, but now he’s trying to raise money from it because he’s under attack from the liberals. I assume he means the liberals in the media, like all the wild liberals at Fox News, the New York Post, the Wall Street Journal, etc.

While sitting around at LaGuardia yesterday, I was thinking about possible future careers for Rep. Wilson in case the attacks from the liberals should end up causing him to seek a new career path. And I came up with a great possibility for Rep. Wilson: NBA Writer! He could spend the rest of his life in press conferences, calling people out on things they say. The actual veracity of their statements? Who cares! That’s the beauty of it. As soon as he yells at them, the attention shifts to him.

So I put together a little video this morning of what a future with Rep. Joe Wilson, NBA writer, might be like…

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  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    Joe Wilson needs to be punched in the throat. This is awesome. Thanks, Lang.

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    Hey, no violence, B-Long. But thanks for the props.

  • http://www.twitter.com/from_the_chi Bryan Crawford

    This was too funny(You Lie!). Ok Joe, my bad… Lang, this was hilarious!!

  • Tyler

    Joe wilson is the man he’s not scared to say truth unlike some of you Obama ass kissers just because he’s black president!

  • Ramon

    HAHAHA…..this is awesome

  • Brian

    Yes, nice job Lang.

  • http://slamonline.com Adam Fleischer


  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com albie1kenobi

    political career suicide, but now no one’s talking about the health reform, so the GOP definitely got what they wanted.
    btw, nice work mr Whitaker. i thought that kobe clip was from the 2001-03 days.

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  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    Lang, this was the best piece of writing and creativity you’ve done since you’ve been employed by Slam.

    Uh, where’s Joe?

  • http://dfsjklf.com Jukai

    Lang, that was probably the best video you’ve ever posted

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    Take a moment…

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    hahaha Lang. Well done man. I wish there was some Sheed in it somehow, but well done.

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  • jay

    Word Gerard. Both teams played hard. “YOU LIE!!!”

  • http://www.anwilson.blogspot.com rainman10

    I wish there was a clip of Gilbert’s guarantee of 50 points against the Blazers I think it was?

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    ^^^ Wait until this season.

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Fantastic, Lang.

  • ENDS

    I think Lang is the Greatest of All Time…

  • ENDS

    …Wait for It…

  • http://nba1986.blogspot.com john marzan

    joe “yellowcake” wilson should have tossed his shoe at obama.

  • http:///realcavsfans.com Anton

    So that runner chick turned out to be a hermaphordite. Maybe he/she shouldn’t have grabbed his/her sack after winning the race.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Hey, everyone, just thought maybe you’d like to know that in 379 more comments, Slam Online will have it’s 1,000,000th comment. Cool huh?

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    wow Hursty, how do you know?

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    When I type my comment and press “submit” it tells me in the URL bar. Right now, there’s just over 300 to go. 305 after this comment.

  • Robert

    Who was Ron Artest referring to as the best he played against?

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Brandon Roy after Roy scored 40+ against him in the playoffs. Artest claimed it was the first time a player had ever scored 40 against him as a defender. Kobe, MJ, Tmac, PP etc had/have never done it.

  • Myung

    Funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time. BTW, Lang, happy belated. What are you now… 21? OK. I LIE!

  • Myung

    After this, 285 more comments to 1,000,000. Just put up another Kobe Vs. LeBron thing, and you’ll get that by 2 PM today.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    mil yet?

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    no. 999,820

  • BigBlueJoe

    Possible future career for Rep. Joe Wilson: Sarah Palin’s running mate in 2012.

  • Erika Badu

    you guys think this is that funny and creative? man it must be nice to have low standards.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    Low standards? Says the person who misspelled Erykah Badu’s first name?

  • http://yahoo.com Logues

    we talkin bout practice!

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    Hah, great video! Good stuff heh.

  • TC

    I was expecting a little Clinton segment in the video but oh well….

  • Simmy Sosa

    Get her (or him, probably him) Gerard!!

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Great work, Lang. Joe Wilson’s outburst was totally uncalled for; left me surprised at the TV.

  • Tree765

    How dare Joe Wilson interrupt Mr. Obama from getting his Bolshevik on.

  • Justin

    I could have swore the President was mixed

  • Justin

    or is mixed

  • that dude

    It’s nice to see that there are still some Americans holding on to Cold War era sentiments

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    I hate Obamination. Video was funny though.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Blinguo

    Good work Lang. Didn’t know anything about this, having left the room during that part of the speech. And even here you’ve attracted a “Spendocrat v Republican’t” Internet debate nobody asked for.

  • Marcus

    Bush woulda said dude was a terrorist and declared war on him