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Category Archive: Humor

Jul 24 2014

Stewart challenges McCain to a wrong-off

John McCain is the latest person to attempt to criticize the way that Jon Stewart covers him and, as with all previous attempts, he gets the worst of it. These people never seem to learn that it is foolish to go up against a sharp comedian who has his own show and a panel of …

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Jul 24 2014

Civil asset forfeiture in the news again

Some time ago, I wrote about the process known as ‘civil asset forfeiture’ where the authorities can pre-emptively seize someone’s assets and force them to incur the trouble and expense of going to court to get it back. This practice nets the government about $5 billion in revenue annually and many local jurisdictions abuse this …

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Jul 23 2014

Shutting down the debate

Jon Stewart discovers what it is like when you try to talk about Israel and Palestine. The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive (This clip aired on July 21, 2014. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report outside …

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Jul 21 2014

Things you never knew you needed

Stephen Colbert has some fun with an expensive new electric gadget.

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Jul 19 2014

Child refugees

The arrival of young children from Central America seeking refuge in the US has caused a problem for the xenophobes in the US. On the one hand they hate the idea of more non-white people coming to the US. But the members of the elite media and political classes also do not want to appear …

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Jul 19 2014

On our way to a nation where thugs and idiots rule

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The rising anti-government sentiment in the US is spiraling out of control The Republican party is whipping it up in order to stymie any of president Obama’s initiatives but they run the real risk of these sentiments resulting in a lawless nation in which people feel entitled to break the law because they think that …

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Jul 18 2014

The Hobby Lobby case

The Daily Show commented on the Hobby Lobby case and had as their guest Dahlia Lithwick to discuss the implications of that case and also the inconsistent way that the US Supreme Court views free speech rights and buffer zones.

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Jul 16 2014

At last, a sign!

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God finally reveals the identity of his Earthly incarnation in a pasta pot. Can you guess who it is? (Hint: Think of the pasta as blue.)

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Jul 16 2014

The controversy over Monty Python’s Life of Brian

It should be no secret to regular readers of the blog that I am a big fan of all things Pythonia. The five surviving members of the six-person troupe are currently having a reunion stage show and this made me recall the controversy over the release of Monty Python’s Life of Brian back in 1979, …

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Jul 15 2014

Truth or no consequences

Legendary journalist I. F. Stone said, “Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.” But it used to be the case that if they were caught in a flat out lie, they paid at least some price, at a minimum in some form of public shaming and the lie usually …

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