August 27, 2014

Jon Stewart: Comedy of two senate races speaks volumes of our politics

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Jon Stewart skit should be seen as highlighting America’s political flaw Jon Stewart featured two senate races that when examined illustrate the sad state of our politics. He examined both a GOP primary race and a national race. Jon Stewart billed the first race, a Republican primary, as the Tea Party versus GOP establishment civil war. “Huge news results,” Jon Stewart said. “In the Tea Party versus establishment civil war that has been pitting young hardline Right Wing Tea Party obstructionists against older ones.” The primary was between 3 term Conservative Senator Pat Roberts and Milton Wolf. Pat Roberts has been seen as detached from his constituents. He has spent very little time in Kansas. He spent so little time that in a Freudian slip he implied he only goes home when he has an opponent. It does not help that his residence in Kansas is at a home owned by a donor nor that he owns a home in Virginia. Jon Stewart ridicules Pat Roberts’ reality noting that it would take a rather flawed … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart slams Congress for suing the President ‘Congress is the Sharknado 2 of government’

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But isn't the media the Sharknado 2 of information? Sharknado 2? Many balk when satirists and comedians like Jon Stewart are held up as purveyors of real news or political analysis. With the state of a news media that is patently incompetent by choice or by corporate design, the likes of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert fill that gap. “Congress has a lot to get done before their summer recess which is going to start now.” said Jon Stewart. He then plays a clip of congresspersons and senators stating the many bills that need to get passed, the border bill, the highway funding bill, emergency unemployment insurance, student loan relief, and comprehensive immigration reform. The clip then keys in on a statement by John Cornyn (R-TX), “If we don’t do something to fix that by the time we leave here for the August recess, we would have failed.” “You guys suck. It is not failure,” Jon Stewart said. “It is just you living up to our extremely low expectation. Congress is the Sharknado 2 of government.” Jon … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart mocks US peace efforts as we sell weapons and disrupt all sides

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Jon Stewart shows the hypocrisy of our peace mission in the Middle East Jon Stewart makes a very sad observation about the Middle East that while done comically, is very serious. After watching the video it’s hard to believe that our involvement have been a net positive for the stability of the region. “The Middle East, this is terribly upsetting,” Jon Stewart said.  “It remains in turmoil. This is a dangerous region. Even for people who don’t live there and say merely express the mildest of concern about the humanitarian tragedy of civilians who have nothing to do with the warring factions, only to take rat shit from everyone who went to your bar mitzvah.” It is evident that Jon Stewart is not taking kindly to the recent attacks on him from both the Right and the Left for examining the inability to question Israeli actions and taking a moral stance on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. In this schooling Jon Stewart demonstrates the hypocrisy of America’s involvement in the Middle East. America … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart destroys myth that Reagan had better response to airliner downing than Obama

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Jon Stewart sets the record straight, Reagan did it no better than Obama When one watches Jon Stewart, a satirist, on the Daily Show it becomes evident why Americans are not only confused but misinformed. When a satirist on a comedy show provides more accurate news than the traditional news media, the country is in trouble. Republicans, Conservative, and the ‘Liberal Media’ have been hyperventilating about the president spending response to the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight 17. President Barack Obama provoked fury in the U.S. on Thursday by casually devoting less than a minute to the deaths of 295 people aboard a Malaysian airliner, as he began an often jokey 16-minute speech about the need to expand America’s transportation infrastructure. There are no confirmed American dead and the White House issued a statement on Thursday evening which said they were still seeking any 'information to determine whether there were any American citizens on board'. [MailOnline] Which crisis should the … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart slams Right Wing mobs immigration/refugee protests

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Jon Stewart comes out swinging in support of the kid refugees Jon Stewart's take on the behavior of many Americans’ display of hate and intolerance towards the mostly children refugees from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador was epic. His piece accurately portrayed the insidiousness and ignorance of the protestors. Most importantly he showed the hypocrisy of the Right. Jon Stewart started the piece he titled ‘America’s immigration crisis: Kid Edition’ by first using news clips to detail the crisis. Since October over 52,000 kids from three Central American countries have been flooding the US-Mexican border, primarily Texas. They are fleeing poverty and extreme violence. “There are kids in trouble,” Jon Stewart said. “I was always taught by my parents to follow the golden rule. Whenever you see a kid in trouble, yell at them in a language they don’t understand.” Prescient. John Stewart then showed clips of an out of control mob shouting at the kid refugees. “Go Home,” one angry protester shouted. … [Read more...]

Watch Jon Stewart Ridicules Supreme Court Justice Irrational Gun Statement in 2 minutes

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Jon Stewart illustrates Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's irrational thought process Jon Stewart did a great job in illustrating the warped thinking of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia today. He used the Bruce James Abramski case to ridicule Scalia. Abramski purchased a gun for his uncle three days after the uncle wrote him a check. The memo line of the $400 check had the statement "Glock 19 handgun." Bruce James Abramski checked the box stating he was the buyer. Abramski was later arrested for making false statements about a purchased of a gun. The Supreme Court voted 5 to 4 upholding the law under which Abramski was arrested. Jon Stewart first showed snippets of the Firearms Transaction Record that clearly states that only the actual buyer could take possession of the gun. It also clearly states that it is a felony to misrepresent one’s self on the form. Jon Stewart ridiculed Justice Antonin Scalia’s rational for dissenting. Scalia asserted that if a gun buyer steps outside and sell his … [Read more...]

Watch Jon Stewart in shock when Sen. Jeff Sessions’ (R-AL) says CO2 ‘It’s a plant food’

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Climate Change denial Jon Stewart had an epic and funny piece on climate change on Thursday. He showed the impossible position the President and all those who want to do something about climate change are in. Jon Stewart starts out by stating the fact that many in the GOP ignore climate change science. He then shows several Congress people and Senators claiming that global warming (climate change) is a fraud or a hoax. Some claim it is a Liberal show for their donors. “The Republicans are not going to fall for Liberals’ words,” Jon Stewart said. “Yesterday they finally got to hear the fact from some of their own.” Four former Republican EPA heads urged lawmakers to take action on climate change. They worked for President Nixon, both President Bushes, and President Reagan. Former Nixon EPA Administrator said that while there can be legitimate debate over the pace or effects of climate change, there is no legitimate debate that it is occurring and partially manmade. Former Bush EPA Administrator … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart slams media on Iraq coverage for giving those that lied us into war a platform again

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Jon Stewart destroys GOP Iraq false narrative Satirist Jon Stewart better than any mainstream traditional media journalist provides a humorous yet serious encapsulation of America’s entry into the Iraq War. It shows a fiery montage of senators and GOP operatives continuously escalating the rhetoric to encourage Americans to support a war. Jon Stewart shows Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Editor of the Weekly Standard William Kristol, Former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Paul Wolfowitz, and Former Leader of Occupational Authority Iraq Paul Bremer cheerleading the effort. Most importantly he reminded all that these men were all wrong in their assessments. Worse, they all provably lied America into a war that has cost thousands of American lives and have added trillions of dollars to our budget deficit. Instead of these bastions of misinformation being delegate to a permanent timeout from advising on issues of war, once again they are given a platform to disparage President Obama. They hope to … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart calls out media for disproportionate reaction to Oregon school shooting vs Eric Cantor loss

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Jon Stewart shows silly media shock over Eric Cantor loss and nonchalant reaction to Oregon school shooting Many in the mainstream traditional media tend to balk when they are marginalized by bloggers and other forms of media. In fact Chuck Todd said the following a few months back. “There are concerted campaigns by activists …. who actually are trying to delegitimize the press. That is their goal in order to make the activists the first place people go.” The reality is there is little effort necessary to accomplish that feat. One can observe how the Bowe Robert Bergdahl story was covered. In fact Jon Stewart had some fun with that story at the expense of both the government and the traditional media. Of course this week two very newsworthy events among many others were at the center of attention. The first was yet another shooting, a shooting at Reynolds High School in Oregon. The second was Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor soundly beaten by Tea Party grassroots candidate David Bart. Jon … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart explains Eric Cantor’s loss and media frivolity

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Jon Stewart finally had reason to give kudos to the media Jon Stewart seemed shocked. The man that generally can find nothing right, good, or sensible in the news media had to give them some kudos last night. “We are all familiar with the hyperbole of the 24 hour news cycle,” Jon Stewart said. “Breaking news we found the plane. … It’s a Styrofoam cup sorry. … But yesterday it finally lived up to the hype.” He then showed several TV hosts using words like ‘'stunning epic upset”, “underdog victory on behalf of an underfunded newcomer”, “this is simply unprecedented”, “history making surprise”, and “David over Goliath times a thousand”. Jon Stewart said that the media this time may actually be understating it. In other words David Brat beating House Majority leader Eric Cantor was not only unexpected but unprecedented. Jon Stewart figuring out why Eric Cantor lost brought back media frivolity Jon Stewart next task was to figure out the strategy used by David Brat to defeat the ‘pro-life, Obamacare … [Read more...]