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Borderland › And corrupting our children every day
"Republican consultant and strategist, Noelle Nikpour: “Scientists are scamming the American people right and left for their own ‘finansual’ gain.”

It’s all too obvious: [The Daily Show clip, Science: What's It Up To?]"
dailyshow  jonstewart  science  noellenikpour  humor  republicans  evolution  globalwarming  2011  politics  policy  schools  education 
october 2011 by robertogreco
World of Class Warfare - Warren Buffett vs. Wealthy Conservatives - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 08/18/11 - Video Clip | Comedy Central
"Warren Buffett's op-ed is a thoughtful treatise on the advantages the super-wealthy currently enjoy at the hands of the tax code, or to put it another way, "class warfare."<br />
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"World of Class Warfare - The Poor's Free Ride Is Over: The government could raise $700 billion by either taking half of everything earned by the bottom 50% or by raising the marginal tax rate on the top two percent."<br />
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[That's from the second part here: ]
classwarfare  humor  dailyshow  jonstewart  warrenbuffett  poverty  us  foxnews  budget  debt  wealthdistribution  wealth  2011  policy  taxes 
august 2011 by robertogreco
Crisis in Dairyland - Angry Curds - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 02/28/11 - Video Clip | Comedy Central
"Rather than ending tax cuts for the wealthy or closing corporate tax loopholes, Republicans want to get money from teachers."
education  teaching  politics  reform  crisis  wisconsin  2011  jonstewart  humor  banking  salaries  work  labor  unions 
may 2011 by robertogreco
Jon Stewart on the cushy lives of teachers - Boing Boing
"As always, Mr Stewart puts it into perspective -- the same people who object to limiting the tax-funded bonuses of bailed out bankers because it would violate their contracts say that teachers' contracts should be torn up and their benefits slashed."
teaching  jonstewart  dailyshow  wisonsin  banking  finance  us  2011  policy  money  income  salaries  benefits  foxnews  contracts 
march 2011 by robertogreco
Stewart Closes Rally With Biting Critique of Media | Rolling Stone Culture
"And yet these millions of cars must somehow find a way to squeeze one by one into a mile-long, 30-foot wide tunnel carved underneath a mighty river…And they do it. Concession by concession. You go. Then I’ll go. You go, then I’ll go. You go, then I’ll go -- oh my god, is that an NRA sticker on your car, an Obama sticker on your car? Well, that’s OK. You go and then I’ll go…"Sure, at some point there will be a selfish jerk who zips up the shoulder and cuts in at the last minute. But that individual is rare and he is scorned, and he is not hired as an analyst.

Because we know instinctively as a people that if we are to get through the darkness and back into the light we have to work together and the truth is, there will always be darkness. And sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel isn’t the promised land. Sometimes it’s just New Jersey. But we do it anyway, together."
jonstewart  2010  rallytorestoresanity  moderation  cooperation  tolerance  society  us  civility  concessions 
october 2010 by robertogreco
The perils of false equivalencies and self-proclaimed centrism - Glenn Greenwald -
"It's admirable to want to apply the same standards to both sides, but straining to manufacture false equivalencies doesn't accomplish that; sometimes, honestly applying the same standards to each side will result in a finding that one side, at least in that regard, is actually worse. When that's the case, a person engaged in truly independent, non-ideological inquiry -- rather than the pretense of such -- will expressly acknowledge the imbalance, not concoct an equivalency where it doesn't exist. By stark contrast, Stephen Colbert's "March to Keep Fear Alive" seems extremely well-focused and on-point."
jonstewart  glenngreenwald  georgewbush  bias  objectivity  stephencolbert  2010  moderates  millionmoderatemarch  marchtokeepfearalive  politics  policy  barackobama 
september 2010 by robertogreco
The Daily Show Reveals Chatroulette To Be Filled With Creepy Journalists
"If you’ve read about random video chat site Chatroulette lately, you’ll know that it is filled with naked people and journalists. And that’s exactly what The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart found in his exposé of the Web service. In between the random pervs, he actually found more journalists looking for pervs, or something."
jonstewart  chatroulette  humor 
march 2010 by robertogreco
dy/dan » Blog Archive » Global Darkening
"The Daily Show made great work last week out of our tendency to confuse short-term fluctuations with long-term trends, shining a particularly bright spotlight on the it's-cold-outside-so-global-warming-isn't-real crowd. I found the clip so effective, I downloaded it, and tucked it safely away in my vault.
danmeyer  globalwarming  extrapolation  climatechange  humor  jonstewart  math  science 
february 2010 by robertogreco
John McCain's Big Acceptance Speech | The Daily Show | Comedy Central
On the echos of George W. Bush's campaign speeches promising change to be found John McCain's acceptance speech
jonstewart  humor  sarahpalin  elections  2008  johnmccain  republicans  politics  thedailyshow  satire  georgewbush 
september 2008 by robertogreco
Sarah Palin Gender Card | The Daily Show | Comedy Central
On the inconsistencies of Karl Rove, Bill O'Reilly, and Dick Morris as they assess topics such as what qualifies as experience for vice presidential nominees, whether or not parents are to blame for teen pregnancy, and what constitutes playing the gender card
jonstewart  humor  sarahpalin  elections  2008  johnmccain  republicans 
september 2008 by robertogreco

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