Category Archives: The Daily Show

News From Bullshit Mountain

I didn’t have time to compile my regular Good News Friday post, but I did find this clip from The Daily Show which someone put on YouTube. Enjoy it while you can, I’m sure Comedy Central will yank it at some point. As I’ve mentioned before, WordPress doesn’t let me embded Comedy Central’s videos:


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>This 50 Year Old Thinks Paul Ryan’s Plan Stinks

>Okay, I’m not 50 yet but I will be, sooner than I’d like to admit: this year in fact. And it just so happens people like me are the ones who will feel the brunt of Paul Ryan’s sucky plan. Thanks for the generational warfare, asshole.

I thought Jon Stewart had the perfect takedown of Paul Ryan:


Filed under healthcare, Medicare, The Daily Show

>Holiday Hilarity, TDS-Style

>The Daily Show traces the history of the War On Christmas as only they can, starring Roger Ailes as The Grinch. Hilarious!

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>The Evils Of Socialism Revisited

>In honor of the approaching one-year anniversary of my trip to Norway and Sweden (which, naturally, I blogged about here), Jon Stewart has followed my lead with a Daily Show take on the evils of Scandinavian-style government policy.

Not quite as eloquent as my blog posts, but you know, if you’re into that Daily Show sort of thing (some people say Jon Stewart hurts America), have it.

Stockholm Syndrome, Part I:

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And Part II:

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>What do you call a Republican complaining over $2 billion in the stimulus after they actually downplayed the hundreds of billions we squandered in Iraq?

In 2007, California’s Darrell Issa reminded us that the $12 billion that completely vanished in Iraq “seems like a lot of money,” but since it amounts to “less than $1,000 per man woman and child in that region it’s a measured amount to be spent.”

It wasn’t spent, though. It vanished. It disappeared.

John Boehner defended the last war supplemental spending bill by noting that while expensive, “it’s a price for freedom, and I don’t think you can put a price on freedom.”

Why won’t Republicans invest at home?

Of course, they do spend at home. All of those “earmarks” weren’t spent by Democrats alone in the past eight years. Sen. Chuck Grassley, the poster boy of pork, funneled $50 million in federal money to an indoor rainforest in Des Moines at the behest of a major campaign donor, saying it would create jobs in Iowa. Now he dares to criticize the spending in the stimulus bill as wasteful?

Are you fucking kidding me? You guys aren’t the party of fiscal responsibility, haven’t been for years.

And who is pointing out this hypocrisy by the Republican “just say no” crowd? Who has gone through the archive to pull out speeches of leading Republicans defending their wasteful spending binge during the Bush years?




Of course not! Be serious. It’s The Daily Show! Watch it: good stuff starts around 1:25:

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>Goodbye Alan Colmes

>Saying goodbye to Alan Colmes on The Daily Show last night …. Hall & Oates style. Sorta FGF-ish, no?

Regardless, it was absolutely hilarious:

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>Jim Voorhies was right. Last night’s Daily Show segment pointing out the right-wing’s hypocrisy as liberals react with horror to Sarah Palin was just too perfect. Thank you, Jon Stewart, for saying what my brain is to slow and my Google-fu too lame to articulate.

If you missed it:

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>You Say Elite Like It’s A Bad Thing

>Last night Jon Stewart took on the slam “liberal elite,” expressing what I’ve felt for years (and which my friend Mack articulated so well in this post).

That the GOP is able to selectively label liberals “elite” or else “dirty fucking tree hugging hippies who should get a job” has always amazed me. Conservatives throw these contradictory labels out as if they were interchangeable: we’re either driving our Volvos listening to NPR or we’re pot-smoking Grateful Dead holdovers who haven’t held a real job in decades. I’m so confused I feel like I might accidentally smoke my latte.

Every election the conservative blowhards label Democratic candidates “elite” — it’s as sure as the sun rising in the East. John Kerry windsurfed and spoke French, for God’s sake! Al Gore lives in a big house in Belle Meade! Quelle horreur! (That’s elitist for “holy shit you gotta be kidding me!”) The irony that the folks leveling these charges are themselves multimillionaire “elites” seems lost on television audiences.

This drive to be labeled a populist makes candidates do and say stupid things. Even worse, it results in stupid photos that never do what they’re supposed to: Hillary Clinton with her shot glass, Barack Obama trying to bowl. Seriously, who bought John Kerry dressed in camo on his Ohio hunting trip 12 days before the election?

Pandering is stupid. Just quit doing it. If you’re elite, own it. We’ve had nearly eight years of a frat-boy, C-student president, himself the son of a political dynasty but elite only by association. Look where it’s gotten us.

I want elite. I want the president to be smarter, better educated, more experienced and more widely traveled than me. Speak a foreign language? Great! Why is that a bad thing? Attended the best schools America has to offer? Even better! Don’t have “populist” hobbies? Fine, you won’t have time for them anyway. I don’t want a president who bowls or mountain bikes, I hope he or she is going to be too busy leading the country for all that nonsense. I don’t want Average Joe for president. This is not a job that anyone can do.

Pollsters and the media have pushed this false “average person” meme on us with their ridiculous “who would you rather have a beer with” polling. I got news for you people: the president isn’t going to have a beer with any of you losers. He or she is going to be too busy, okay? So take your sixpack of Bud Lite and go home.

For those with a little time, here’s The Daily Show clip that started this rant (the best part comes at the end, IMHO):

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