Much like Nick and Nora Charles (if they had tourette's), the Jarlsbergs trade witty quips about current events each evening, heartily chortling while trying not to spill drinks on our dinner jackets and sequined taffeta evening gowns.
And so it was that Mrs. Jarlsberg came up with the delightful joke above which notes the symmetry between ISIS and Bill Clinton's infamous "is is," which we hastily scribbled down on an embroidered cocktail napkin.
Because seriously, if we can't try to laugh about impending Jihaddi armageddon and American presidents who were a total disgrace to their office, then the terrorists have won.
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Of course, despite Bill Clinton's tasteless joke above, ISIS is a very real threat - a "cancer" in the words of Barack Hussein Obama. And he should know - he's the guy who stood around with his thumb up his ass for years watching it grow and metastasize.
Still, Hope n' Change finds it odd that ISIS would single out Chicago as a potential target for terrorism, because dozens of people are brutally murdered there every week and nobody seems to give a flying fart in the wind. (Note to potential victims: if you want your death to get publicity post mortem, make sure there are stolen Swisher Sweets on your body!)
Moreover, it's not like there are any special targets of opportunity in Obama's old home town which would personally affect him.
The Reverend Jeremiah Wright's church? Barry doesn't even remember his 20 years of attendance. Bill Ayres' house and bomb-making garage? Barry claims he barely knows the man. Obama's own mansion? Hey, Barry's old pal Tony Rezko would be more than happy to slide some illicit money under the table (yet again) to pay for any damages done by the suicide-vest crowd.
So perhaps ISIS should rethink where they'll attack if they really want B. Hussein to feel the pain. We suggest that they consider a golf course.