We miss Johnny Carson in this shutdown

Johnny Carson made his debut on The Tonight Show 51 years ago.  It went on until May '92 when Carson retired.

Along the way, Carson had a way of addressing our political issues with humor and incredible timing.  He made politics fun, specially when he would poke fun at both sides with great lines.

Do we have someone like that today?  I know that Saturday Night Live will do a good intro from time to time.

There are other comedians but I just don't stay up to watch any of them anymore.  Dennis Miller on The O'Reilly Factor is great but it's once a week.

Let's remember some of Carson's lines.  I think that they'd apply to the circus in Washington DC:  

"If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead."

We can reapply that one to President Obama:   If life was fair, we would have a real president and Barrack Obama would play one on TV.

Here is another one:

"Talent alone won't make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: 'Are your ready?'"

That quote takes me back to the 2008 election.  Obama was talented but obviously not ready for this job.

Here is one more:

"Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be vice president.

Doesn't that make you think of VP Biden?  Didn't you think of VP Biden immediately?  I certainly did.

And here is one about Obama Care and lower premiums:

"Only lie about the future."

Yes, go ahead and tell people that they can go on line and sign up for exchanges that send you "error messages' back.

I don't know about you but I could use a little Carson humor these days.


You can hear CANTO TALK here.


Johnny Carson made his debut on The Tonight Show 51 years ago.  It went on until May '92 when Carson retired.

Along the way, Carson had a way of addressing our political issues with humor and incredible timing.  He made politics fun, specially when he would poke fun at both sides with great lines.

Do we have someone like that today?  I know that Saturday Night Live will do a good intro from time to time.

There are other comedians but I just don't stay up to watch any of them anymore.  Dennis Miller on The O'Reilly Factor is great but it's once a week.

Let's remember some of Carson's lines.  I think that they'd apply to the circus in Washington DC:  

"If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead."

We can reapply that one to President Obama:   If life was fair, we would have a real president and Barrack Obama would play one on TV.

Here is another one:

"Talent alone won't make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: 'Are your ready?'"

That quote takes me back to the 2008 election.  Obama was talented but obviously not ready for this job.

Here is one more:

"Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be vice president.

Doesn't that make you think of VP Biden?  Didn't you think of VP Biden immediately?  I certainly did.

And here is one about Obama Care and lower premiums:

"Only lie about the future."

Yes, go ahead and tell people that they can go on line and sign up for exchanges that send you "error messages' back.

I don't know about you but I could use a little Carson humor these days.


You can hear CANTO TALK here.


RECENT VIDEOS