January 31, 2015

Jon Stewart ridicules odd GOP State of The Union responses (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart Implody Award

Jon Stewart makes fun of the shallow GOP responses to State of the Union Address Jon Stewart decided to have some fun with four of the GOP responses to President Obama's State of the Union Address (SOTU). The President noted that the vast majority of the gains from the economic recovery went to the top 1%. During President Obama's SOTU address he  presented several policies to mitigate some of these imbalances. He called it 'middle-class economics'. The President wants to offer free tuition to junior college. He wants to expand the child care tax credit for 5.1 million families. He wants to rebuild America's infrastructure, expand on NIH cutting-edge research, continue to connect veterans to jobs, and much more that materially helps middle-class families. The GOP responses provided shallow platitudes instead of engaging with the President on alternative middle-class policies. They did not provide concrete policies or suggestions that would provide the middle-class access to success. Their … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart calls out Mike Huckabee’s Red State – Blue State Beyonce hypocrisy to his face

Jon Stewart - Mike Huckabee

Jon Stewart illustrates Mike Huckabee's hypocrisy in a perfect video Jon Stewart caught Mike Huckabee completely off guard. Mike Huckabee went to the DailyShow to peddle his new book, "God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy." Jon Stewart set the stage when he told Huckabee he made a mistake by quitting his show to run for President. Huckabee used that as a segue into his book. "You see that's the view of people who live in the 'bubbleville I talk about in this book," Mike Huckabee said. "The real point is that there is a clash of cultures and there is a disconnect between people who live in the bubbles of New York, Washington, and Hollywood versus the people who live in the land of the bubbas." Jon Stewart pointed out that there is no real 'bubblevile' and 'bubbavile'. He was setting Mike Huckabee up for the Coup de grâce. Mike Huckabee used Beyonce as an example of crudeness in 'bubbleville'. He attempted to give the impression ad do many ideologues in his ilk, to give the impression of Red States purity over … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart’s shallow bad call on Obama no show in Paris (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart and US Media got it wrong

Jon Stewart joined shallow journalistic fray on this one Jon Stewart normally gets it. Generally he does not succumb to current faux journalistic 'popular winds'. This time he did.He slammed the Obama administration for not having a bigger presence than that of the US Ambassador to France at the rally in Paris. What is ironic is that within his skit he provided a good reason why the President of the most powerful country in the world or his immediate subordinates did the right thing in not being on that front line. First of all one knows that even as of this writing, France does not know how deep is the cell that effected the attack. In other words, as Jon Stewart said in the piece, "They are daring terrorism to come over." Should any US President, Vice-President, or cabinet member put themselves in a still unstable situation where their presence may 'incite a big one' for suicidal terrorists? The shallow American media continue to hyperventilate incessantly about having a more prominent American … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart slams McConnell for GOP economic surge? (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart slams Senator McConnell giving GOP credit for economic surge

Jon Stewart slams Mitch McConnell for taking credit for economic recovery Jon Stewart called our Mitch McConnell. Inasmuch as this is funny, he is doing us all a favor. The traditional mainstream media allows obstructionists to get away with their bad deeds and then take credit for the fruits of those that cultivated success. Jon Stewart first played a montage of clips where Mitch McConnell was disparaging all of President Obama's policies. He shows McConnell blasting the stimulus as not working when the fact is that  without a shadow of any doubt, the stimulus worked. He claimed that the bill to reign in Wall Street would stifle growth when Wall Street reform has proven more successful than expected.  McConnell claimed Obamacare would cost jobs. It turns out the opposite is true. Why is a comedian/satirist important in our 'news' coverage? Because the news media is scared of providing news by challenging misinformation. How do we know that? We know that because they told us so not implicitly but … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart laments his mistake – Fox News only needs to be right once (VIDEO)

John Stewart - DailyShow Right 99 Percent Fox News just once

Jon Stewart laments his one mistake Last week Jon Stewart had an "impromptu theme" of social injustice. In one his skits he enumerated all the black males that were killed by police recently. In the process of his enumeration he had a bad call. It turned out according to the coroner's report that Dante Parker died from from drugs in his body and not from police action. This was according to San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos. "District Attorney Ramos is right," said Jon Stewart. "We were wrong. In our list of unarmed Black men shot by police we should not have included Dante Parker who according to the county medical examiner died of a PCP overdose. So I am sorry about that. We should not have done that." For that mistake Jon Stewart points out an interesting thing. "Now rather than having to have the uncomfortable conversation about a judicial system that may be biased or a disturbing pattern of unarmed Black men being shot by police or a certain element of militarization and … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart ridicules Congress with his take on spending bill (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart's ridicules Congress with his take on spending bll (Omnibus bill).

Jon Stewart on Omnibus bill: The Bill Cosby Of Legislation' Jon Stewart called out the mockery Congress has made of legislating for the American people. He first shows snippets of news reports that highlight some irresponsible spending, $64 Billion on Mideast wars, $521 Million for the military. Fiscal irresponsibility? At least Vice-president Biden did not get a raise. They saved the taxpayer a few pennies. Jon Stewart notes that the Omnibus spending bill cuts the budget of the EPA and the IRS. It removed the ban on the incandescent light bulb. Really? It almost seems like politicians are ensuring we remain energy dependent in order to ensure the viability of the entire fossil fuel energy industry. Jon Stewart was most shocked by the item in the bill that stopped DC from implementing the law passed by most residents of Washington, DC to allow the use of marijuana.  He came to the appropriate conclusion, these politicians were legislating from a spending bill. John Stewart continued his rant. He … [Read more...]

Watch Jon Stewart use Trevor Noah to school Americans on Africa vs plight of Black Americans (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah

Jon Stewart gets 'schooling' from Trevor Noah Jon Stewart used his new Daily Show correspondent, South African Trevor Noah, to provide a poignant message. The message was great. The video above was trimmed down to relay the message more succinctly since much of the message could have been lost in Jon Stewart's otherwise excellent comedic satire. Trevor Noah started with the most prolific story gripping America right now, police killing Black men. "Boy are my arms tired," Trevor Noah said. "I have been holding my arms like this (hands up/Don't shoot) since I got here. I never thought I would be more afraid of police in America than in South Africa. It kind of make me a bit nostalgic about the old days back home." Jon Stewart shot back asking if Black people in South Africa don't get killed by police.  Trevor Noah responded that they in fact do but now its not solely by White Police officers, "Progress,: he said. Noah then decided to chide America. "I am still a bit nervous to be honest between your … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart – Rand Paul thinks police killing of Eric Garner is a tax problem (VIDEO)

Rand Paul, Jon Stewart

Rand Paul lets down Jon Stewart with this one Jon Stewart's seemed to have regained his voice after his shock of the non-indictment of the cop that killed Eric Garner. His skit attempted to show that indeed unlike what many Americans would like to convince themselves of, police getting off with murdering Black men is systemic. Jon Stewart complained that many have attempted to make excuses to justify two of the latest murders. The description of both Eric Garner and Michael Brown as big, hulk-like men with connotations of superhuman physical abilities is probative. These were false justifications to put the minds of many at ease. Jon Stewart segued to the most ridiculous take by a leading politician. Rand Paul has been attempting to build bridges between his sect in the Republican Party and the Black community. He should be praised for that. After all, he is one of the few politicians Republican or Democrat who have talked about tackling the Prison Industrial Complex and the disproportionate … [Read more...]

Watch Jon Stewart’s visceral reaction to non-indictment of cop who killed Eric Garner (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart, Eric Garner, Daniel Pantaleo

Jon Stewart reaction to Eric Garner case Jon Stewart expressed the sense of exasperation that many of us feel over the non-indictment of Daniel Pantaleo, the police officer that killed Eric Garner. His statements hit the mark in more ways than one. I honestly don't know what to say. If tragedy is comedy plus time, I need more fucking time," Jon Stewart said. "But I would really settle for less tragedy to be honest with you. You know I think what is so utterly depressing, is that none of the ambiguities that exist in the Ferguson case, exist in the Staten Island case. And yet the outcome is exactly the same, no crime, no trial, all harm no foul.  In Ferguson at least you had conflicting witness testimony. You had conflicting forensics. You had the specter of at least police self-defense. But here there is none of that. The coroner called it a homicide. The guy is not acting threatening and we know that no through witness testimony, unreliable bystanders but because we are fucking watching it. Someone … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart: Nancy Pelosi must go for doing this. Really? (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart tells Nancy Pelosi she must go for doing this

Jon Stewart gets this one wrong Jon Stewart is a straight shooter. It is likely his research team failed him here. Worse he played into two narratives. The first, Nancy Pelosi comes across like a hypocrite in defending women's rights. The second, Nancy Pelosi used unseemly means to get the candidate she wanted for a particular committee. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) a disabled veteran and American hero, is in a high risk pregnancy and was advised not to fly. She asked that she be allowed to vote by proxy in the Democratic Caucus. The request was denied as it went against House rules, it was never done before, and it would set a precedent as was revealed in the closed door meeting. ABC News reported about what transpired in the closed door meeting as follows. The drama played out at a closed-door meeting Thursday, when Duckworth’s request was debated before the caucus. Democrats like Rep. Rosa DeLauro, the co-chair of the Democrat Steering and Policy Committee, cautioned colleagues against setting new … [Read more...]