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nature

climber
CO
Feb 26, 2012 - 09:38pm PT
That was a good one.

and the predictions for the future.... war on the catholic church... who's stupid enough to believe that BS? Oh.... yeah.... lot's of people.
apogee

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2012 - 10:57pm PT
Jeebus, Grover Norquist is a douche.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-march-12-2012/exclusive---grover-norquist-extended-interview---pt--1

Word is that there's a small contingent (hopefully growing) of Repub Pledge Signers that are realizing just how stoooopid they were to sign on with this partisan, simpleminded hack. One can only hope (but don't hold your breath).
nature

climber
CO
Apr 3, 2012 - 03:29pm PT
Last nights show was vintage excellent Jon Stewart.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes/mon-april-2-2012-mohamed-nasheed

1st segment - Mit Romney's "outstanding" endorsements

2nd segment - Mexican-American studies in Arizona

3rd segment (extended) - President Mohamed Nasheed talks climate and democracy.

3rd segment from the look on Jon's face when he introduce his guest that it was going to be serious and seriously good. Jon was noticeably moved by Mr. Nasheed.
Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Apr 3, 2012 - 03:37pm PT
Grover Norquist is a the very definition Extreme douche bag.
nature

climber
CO
Apr 3, 2012 - 03:55pm PT
yeah, the episode showed just how much of a douchetard he is.
apogee

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 3, 2012 - 04:49pm PT
What really makes you scratch your head about that Norquist interview is how shallow his rationale is, and how much difficulty he has in defending it. Why there are so many Repugs who signed on to it, and how they weren't able to see how such a ridiculous pledge would only box them into a corner, is a clear reflection on the level of aptitude that pervades that party these days.
Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Apr 3, 2012 - 05:16pm PT
They are allowed to lower taxes, but never raise them

So they lower them to the bares bones, then claim they can be raised
and just crash the plane into the river.

Then say, "it was our only Option, we had to crash it, since we ran out of fuel."

apogee

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 11, 2012 - 10:58pm PT
This interview with Tom Goldstein is pretty interesting:
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-april-3-2012/exclusive---tom-goldstein-extended-interview-pt--1

The guy who argued Bush v Gore in front of the SCOTUS, and against the recent strip search law. He's obviously quite sharp and astute...I'd love to hear more of his views on the SCOTUS.

With the clear trend of conservative-aligned rulings in the last 10 years or so, I've pretty much concluded that the SCOTUS really is primarily a political tool of the right wing. When Goldstein is asked his opinion on this, for all of his own ideologic views, he said he does not believe that this is the case. I actually believed him...for a moment, it restored a bit of faith in our governing system.
apogee

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2012 - 11:36pm PT
Arianna Huffington was on Colbert this week...it's quite funny!
http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/412840/april-18-2012/arianna-huffington
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Topic Author's Reply - May 6, 2012 - 10:46pm PT
David Barton & Stewart:

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-may-1-2012/exclusive---david-barton-extended-interview-pt--1

Barton has been a regular guest- I give Stewart credit for engaging him in a challenging yet respectful manner (in the context of a comedi-pundit). Still, it's Barton's circular, dizzying, twisted take on the presence of religion in our political and social system that makes me want to wring his scrawny neck.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 8, 2012 - 10:58pm PT
Oh, shite....this is feckin' priceless Stewart...

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-june-7-2012/jon-stewart-tries-to-figure-out-what-he-s-allowed-to-put-in-his-mouth
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 8, 2012 - 11:48pm PT
If you can stand it, this is a great discussion of the investment/banking system vs. those who are actually investing in it....

http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes/thu-june-7-2012-edward-conard
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 13, 2012 - 10:23pm PT
Stewart's interview with Colin Powell doesn't cover any particularly new ground, but it is kinda fun, and has some interesting recollections of Reagan....

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-june-12-2012/exclusive---colin-powell-extended-interview-pt--1

'spose Powell's new book & media presence is an early-early show to 2016...?
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Jun 13, 2012 - 10:40pm PT
If you can stand it, this is a great discussion of the investment/banking system vs. those who are actually investing in it....


I thought it was highly interesting and well done interview-that was good viewing... I actually listened to the whole thing. Also meant to see if there were any comments in this thread about it, glad to see it Apogee...
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 27, 2012 - 10:32pm PT
Perfect, classic, vintage JS on the SCOTUS immigration ruling, and 'Los Panderos'..

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-june-25-2012/los-panderos
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 27, 2012 - 11:49pm PT
Damn....this was very, very good...
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-june-25-2012/exclusive---marco-rubio-extended-interview-pt--1

A very spirited, intelligent, respectful discussion from both sides of the spectrum. The Right's position still mystifies me, but I found myself willing to listen when it was presented by Rubio.

It's sooooo hard to find discussions like this in today's media politics.
paul roehl

Boulder climber
california
Jun 28, 2012 - 12:29am PT
Have to say these last two nights Stewart has been at his best, with an insightful and devastating wit; he is the enemy of hypocrisy. How he puts it together night after night is really amazing. Poor Fox news!
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 13, 2012 - 10:58pm PT
Great. Just feckin' great.

Viacom & DirectTV are feuding, which means all DS or Colbert Report episodes have been pulled from the Comedy Central websites.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/12/daily-show-colbert-report-cease-online-streaming-viacom-directv_n_1668989.html?ir=Comedy

Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 13, 2012 - 11:23pm PT
Somebody wants more money.

My guess Stewart / Colbert % Co. are the ones wanting more money, because it's only their outfit DTV isn't carrying anymore.

Call Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, and tell them to back off from being such greedy pigs.
bullfrog

Trad climber
Jul 14, 2012 - 12:26am PT
This got me thinking a little, and likely going OT to the point the thread should be forked. (How do you do that here ;-) )

There is "straight" political discussion. Then there is what you can expose by being wholly or partially satirical. Then there is what you can get away with discussing about politics by wrapping it up in science fiction.

Letting the ball roll here and seeing where it goes...
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