** Warning: Foul Language. **
Jon Stewart. The IRS Scandal. Barack Obama. And Star Trek. Is Jon Stewart seeing the light now?
** Warning: Foul Language. **
Jon Stewart. The IRS Scandal. Barack Obama. And Star Trek. Is Jon Stewart seeing the light now?
Virginia Senate Democrats are still complaining about their loss of power after last year’s election resulted in a 20 to 20 tie. This gave control to Republicans since Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling casts the tie–breaking vote.
Even in their reduced circumstances, Democrats can take solace in the fact a vote of the people forced them to relinquish power. Compare that with Virginia’s Republican leadership that has given veto power over controversial legislation to an unelected comedian.
Jon Stewart has never been on a Virginia ballot, yet the host of ‘The Daily Show’ had the power to kill the initial ultrasound bill deader than a “clump of cells” at a Planned Parenthood clinic.
The nefarious ultrasound bill was designed to put a human face, so to speak, on the receiving party of an abortion. The law Stewart vetoed would have required doctors to inform women they had the right to view an ultrasound image of the unborn child prior to terminating its life. This seems only fair. Frequently in capital murder cases the defendant is allowed to make a final plea before judgment is passed. Why not allow an unborn child to make a silent plea for its life before the abortion is carried out?
It was assumed the ultrasound would be the “jelly on the belly” procedure where the nurse spreads a lubricant on the woman’s abdomen and rubs an ultrasound wand over the surface.
If the bill had passed, Virginia would have joined seven other states that avoided attracting the attention of comedians and passed bills requiring an ultrasound before an abortion.
GOP leadership started running for cover when they learned that during the first four to eight weeks of pregnancy jelly–on–belly often doesn’t produce a useable image. Instead what doctor’s refer to as a “transvaginal ultrasound” and Democrats tastefully describe as “state sponsored rape” is required. Without getting into the roto–rooter details, the transvaginal spends a lot more time inside a woman’s plumbing than Republican leaders are comfortable with.
Naturally pro–death Democrats and their media enablers accused Republicans of violating the doctor–patient relationship and the woman’s body. But the fact is 98 percent of early abortions already involve a transvaginal ultrasound ordered by the doctor. Republicans aren’t demanding a second probe, their bill simply gave the woman the right view the image that the abortionist produced to cover himself for malpractice purposes.
For Democrats it’s all a matter of context. Ultrasounds for more efficient abortions are science. But if you want the ultrasound to help preserve the baby, keep your rosaries off my ovaries!
But Democrats in a sexual frenzy are not typically subject to coherent thought. Yesterday, when an amended bill passed that removed any chance the GOP could be blamed for transvaginal ultrasounds that were already taking place, Sen. Louise Lucas (D–Pelvis) thundered, “Women who want to have abortions will go to back alleys. Women will die. They are not going to let you tell them what to do with their bodies!”
That makes perfect sense. Rather than look at an ultrasound that Planned Parenthood is already performing, women are going to opt instead for that nice man with the coat hanger waiting behind the tattoo parlor.
Aren’t Democrats supposed to be the party that encourages civility? It might help the abortion debate if we paid more attention to people who actually had some knowledge of the procedure and less to hysterics. My recommendation is limit interviews to people who have personal experience with one of the two procedures. Pro–life supporters must have participated in delivering a baby. “Choice” supporters must have been part of an abortion. What’s more, I’m flexible on extent of participation. For men, starting the ball rolling on a pregnancy won’t count, but carrying “tissue” to the dumpster will.
As for Republicans, they’ve managed to look as feckless in Virginia on the ultrasound bill as national Republicans did on the payroll tax cut bill. They should have either shown some backbone and kept the original or passed an amended bill that required the woman to listen to the baby’s heartbeat, which is detectable after only 18 days.
It’s uncertain whether Chief Comedian Stewart will weigh in on the Commonwealth’s budget impasse, but here’s an idea. It’s seems Verizon FiOS is dropping ‘Bridges TV’ from its lineup. The network was founded to “dispel negative stereotypes about Muslims” but has had trouble attracting viewers since the network’s founder decapitated his wife in the Bridges TV office in 2009.
That’s a situation rich in irony, but something tells me Stewart wouldn’t touch it with a 10–foot vaginal probe.
Jon Stewart interviews Mr. Lucas and when he asks why it took 23 years to get the movie out, he brings up the fact that “it’s an all black movie”. In addition, he started the comment with “it’s not green enough”. What the heck does that mean #headdesk .. well, watch the video and decide for yourself.
First off, this headline is hyperbole in the sense that I assume Mr. Trump’s hand is doing just fine. It is not, however, hyperbole in the sense of The Donald playing the race card. Watch this video below as he says that Jon Stewart “probably should” be taken off the air for some comments that Trump believes to be racist.
What do you guys think? Is The Donald’s hair piece too tight? Or does he have a point? For context, you can find the Jon Stewart video he’s talking about right here.
Let us know in the comments below. Or maybe you can go by Trump’s office and tell him yourself. It’s not like he seems to be busy or anything.
During a recent conversation over a social network something striking occurred. The interchange became quite heated requiring retrieval of a footnote from a book. When I produced the footnote my fellow communicant mocked the source, and informed me that it was spurious if it did not have a link to the Internet. This statement shocked me, in that it was coming from someone older than I who claimed to be well read. This suggested to me that consumption and dissemination of the opinions of others is now what liberals believe passes for being well read. Many political tricks cause this kind of thinking. The most effective trick is the creation of Idols to be worshipped and emulated and straw men to be derided and burnt by the idols. The dichotomy of the accepted ideal and the other is incredibly powerful.
The most severe example is that of John Stewart and Fox News. In the conversation I mentioned at the outset, one of the first responses I received from this individual was an admonishment of Fox News and was accompanied by a clip from John Stewart’s Daily Show. The clip showed numerous segments of anchor Megyn Kelly contradicting herself. I didn’t respond to the clip because it was not relevant to the conversation. The individual brought this argument and clip up because she assumed – because I was a conservative – that I view specific news anchors, pundits, politicians as she does, as idols.
The people idolized by the left are frequently built by manipulating public perceptions. Stewart is so effective in this role because he has a special bully pulpit at his disposal. His show, being a comedy show, is not required to be truthful or factual. It also provides a vehicle to attack people without looking mean. Ironically, Stewart admits his show is “the fake news.” Despite this contradiction, Stewart’s show is, for many liberals, their only news show. When looked at discerningly, one sees that Stewart’s show is nothing more than propaganda. Although incredibly funny, the show consists primarily of Stewart mocking his ideological adversaries. This is incredibly powerful sociologically because Stewart is in a position where he never has to admit he was wrong. He shields himself from criticism by describing himself as being “just a comedian.” Many young people on the left do not consider receiving their hard news from a comedian as being suspect, despite their opinion being provided to them sans an intellectual struggle. They simply do not entertain the notion that their idol, Stewart, could be wrong, so why would they need to look into an issue any further. Of course, the other side of the argument is ‘the other’ and cannot be trusted. It is far easier to show a thirty-second video clip of an opinion, than having to explain a footnote.
Stewart’s largest straw man is Fox News. Stewart, being the liberal idol, must project his superiority over what is the most popular news network of his adversaries. He has been incredibly effective in this for years. I have been told by many with an almost religious certainty that the Daily Show does not only have better news, but is more reliable news than Fox News Channel. They believe the Daily Show is a better source for news overall.
In reality, the Daily Show is a thirty-minute comedy performance. Unlike the New York Times and other print media, it does not have to print retractions. In contrast, Fox News is a cable channel that is under consistent scrutiny from both sides of the political spectrum. Although the left will not accept it, many conservatives deride Fox News just as much as liberals. Fox News, to the chagrin of many conservatives, always puts forth opposing opinion no matter how dearly the right believes those arguments to be hogwash. Fox News also engages many liberal voices daily, even on the perpetually derided shows of O’Reilly and Hannity.
A liberal now need only say, “you must watch fox news,” to justify themselves to the other. To liberals opinion has become fact and fact has become irrelevant, for to be right is to be on the side of the idol, to question the idol is marking ones self for immolation. Self-satisfaction, safety in the herd, and exclamations of intelligence await individuals who will submit to the idol. While those who question receive an ‘a priori’ belief of their stupidity from the herd. Our education system has already been devalued through liberalism, and now it seems that comedy and self-satisfaction is exalted over individualism and what Sociologist Le Bon called the “critical spirit.” People’s opinions have been bought by pop culture popularity like so many “Mean Girls” and “Heathers” types have through beauty and money. It is a devolution…and these people call themselves intellectuals.
Supposedly, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert hope to host the Restoring Honor Fear Democrats rally in an effort to give all the people in the middle a voice. Mainly sighting Beck as the extreme vision with little attention to Maddow or Mathew’s extreme left views, they hope to get us all to tone down the rhetoric .. or something.
At first is sounds both apolitical and non-partisan, but the Democrat’s concern that the rally would suck up all their GOTV (get out the vote) staff, led them to work out a way to use the event and the people attending it.
We reported that the left-wing moneybags (Huffington and Oprah) were already working to buy Jon and Stephen a crowd. That should certainly worry the DNC as those two women play host to a very liberal audience. It also starts to put visible cracks into Stewart’s assertion that the rally is about the middle – or perhaps it’s his opinion on where exactly that middle is. Are Maddow, Mathews and CNN the “middle”?
To really start the rally off with an apolitical slant, Stewart had the non-partisan .. Obama on his show this week. On the show the President and Stewart both looked silly and the clown act insulted anyone even mildly-informed in the political arena. As Chris Stigall put it on Big Hollywood:
It was uncomfortable because the President of the United States was taking a voluntary scolding by a clown on a low-rated cable show. Uncomfortable, too for most informed voters who realize Stewart’s line of questions made Obama’s radical agenda sound conservative..
..“You ran with such, if I may, audacity,” Stewart said. “Yet, legislatively, it has felt timid at times. I’m not sure, at times, what you want out of health care.”
Timid? Are you serious? If this is what Stewart thinks is the middle, he’s looking at a statistical sampling of some European socialist mess. Most Americans want that thing repealed, not strengthened.
Ok, so how is Stewart’s plan to de-politicize his rally going?
Now he needs to make at non-partisan. Of course the DNC will help with that too. The Examiner posted this little gem on Thursday.
Facing dire prospects at the polls, Organizing for America, the permanent incarnation of the Obama presidential campaign, is looking for help from Saturday’s Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert “nonpartisan” rally on the Mall. “We need folks to turn the energy from that rally into action by contacting key voters across the country and making sure they have a plan to vote by November 2nd,” Organizing for America officials say in a new email to supporters. “That’s why we’re holding a special phone bank just after the rally.”
But at least the entertainment is apolitical, right?:
..and the stage Saturday was stacked with entertainers associated with Democratic causes or Obama’s 2008 campaign. – Fox News
Yup – Step 3: Make rally non-partisan by NOT denouncing the connection of a DNC phone bank to the rally (or politely asking them not to make a connection to it) – CHECK
If Stewart wanted to see what a non-partisan, apolitical rally looks like he should have gone to D.C. in August. No phone banks, no signs, Beck didn’t have Boehner on his show the week of the event (he did have Dr. Martin Luther King’s niece on).
The rally will likely be larger than the One Nation and Restoring Honor rallies. It should be anyway, it’s not a grass roots anything. It’s a half-day long Comedy Central commercial. Arranged and orchestrated by Viacom, transportation paid for by Oprah and Huffington, and after show activities (including food and drinks) by the DNC.
So if this is Jon and Stephen’s answer to 8-28 “Restoring Honor” they are answering “faith, hope, and charity” with Ariana Huffington, Obama, and the Democratic National Convention – Honor vs. Self-interest. Way to go Jon.
Yup, looks like a pretty good sized crowd. I heard the rally was highly entertaining, good job Viacom. I was busy removing lint balls from one of my socks, but what I did catch looked like Jon and Stephen pretending to argue over pretty much nothing. If people took these two professional clowns for more than just comedians, today must have been disappointing.
The progressive left’s mantra is that rich people, CEO’s and big corporations are evil. They are the bane of existence for every sign-carrying, nightstick waving, big-government, union-indoctrinated liberal activist on the planet. It comes as some surprise that Jon Stewarts mess of a lib-kiddy entertainment festival ‘Restoring .. something or other’ is being financed by the wealthy and corporate america. Liberals don’t find that money offensive anymore?
It all started when Arianna Huffington offered to buy some busses to get New Yorkers to Stewart’s concert event. This post on The Wrap tells the story:
Arianna Huffington’s surprise gift to Jon Stewart — a convoy of shuttle buses to his “Rally to Restore Sanity” in Washington — was an even bigger surprise to the folks at the Huffington Post.
And the cost of the grand gesture — an estimated $250,000 for 100 buses for thousands of New Yorkers — is making some of Huffington Post’s finance executives wince, according to insiders.
HuffPo’s President Greg Coleman agreed that the gesture came a surprise, but denied that there was any internal tension as a result.
“Arianna has a sixth sense for promotion, for capturing lots of attention,” said Coleman in an interview with TheWrap. “We were surprised when she made that offer. She didn’t tell us. But inside the Huffington Post this does nothing to hurt our revenues.”
Good to hear that the Huffington Post won’t suffer. At first it appeared as though Arianna was going to pay for this out of her own pocket. you know .. the rich person dropping some change on the homeless guy kind of thing. Then we heard from HuffPo’s President that they were working to turn this into a money-maker. Ruh-rho .. mean rich person making money off of less fortunate?
HuffPo President Greg Coleman is now seeking external sponsorship to underwrite the convoy – and potentially turn the gesture into a money-maker.
When Arianna made the on-air announcement, Stewart couldn’t contain himself.
Oh my God, Arianna just Oprah’ed the buses!
Had Arianna out-Oprah’d Oprah? Oh no my friend.. the Oprah strikes back. Newsbusters has this little treat on Oprah’s response to being out-Oprah’d .. she’s Oprahing back. (all these Oprah-isms are driving my spell-checker nuts)
In case Arianna Huffington plotting to spend an estimated quarter-million dollars on buses to the liberal Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert rally didn’t paint it as an Obama event, how about Oprah Winfrey? The Obama-endorsing, Obama-campaign-stumping Winfrey appeared via satellite on Thursday night’s episode of The Daily Show to announce that she was going to fly Stewart’s audience to Washington, D.C.,
Not to be outdone, Oprah is going to fly one of the live audiences from Stewart’s Daily Show to D.C.
Two rich people with massive corporations supplying Stewart with a bought and paid for audience. Isn’t that sweet. But it does get better.
On Thursday Big Hollywood published an article releasing a leaked email showing that MTV is pressuring it’s employees to go to the rally.
Whether you lean left or right, hail from a blue state or red, prefer keeping sanity, fear, or a healthy dose of both alive and well, the one thing we all have in common is that we’ve pledged allegiance to the MTV Networks flag. And when an opportunity arises to support one (or two) of our own. we’ll take it pretty much every time.
You may have heard that Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are hosting a little get together on the National Mall in Washington, DC on Saturday, October 30th. … This will be a day when — no matter what transpires from Jon, Stephen, and their special guests — our brothers and sisters at Comedy Central will own the cultural conversation, without question. Who would want to miss that one?
It goes on to say that they’ll be providing buses for a free round-trip to the rally. MTV and Comedy Central are both owned by the gigantic media corporation, Viacom.
So Jon Stewart has the rich and famous, elite and incorporated buying him an audience. So much for grass-roots. Not only that, but what about all those complaints that Conservatives are bought and paid for by big business and the wealthy? It would appear the opposite is true. The only thing left to figure out is that if we now have buses and planes being provided for the rally, wonder if anyone will do trains or automobiles to finish out the quartet?