Tag Archive: John Oliver

May 22 2017

“Last Week Tonight” This Morning

The host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” John Oliver devoted his show to looking back at the week that was and quite a week it was: (F)rom President Donald Trump leaking Israeli intelligence to Russian officials, to finding out a high profile member of the administration has been named as a person of interest in …

Continue reading »

May 08 2017

FCC Attacks Net Neutrality, Again

Three years ago, we fought the good fight to protect the internet and with a lot of the help from the good senator from Minnesota, Al Frankin, and an HBO comedian, John Oliver, we won. It was Oliver in particular and the popularity of his then new show, “Last Week Tonight,” that really woke up …

Continue reading »

Apr 17 2017

French Presidential Election: Vive La France

On April 23 French voters will go to the polls to elect a new president. The French election of its chief executive is a direct election, unlike the US, which is determined by vote of the majority of the people. The winner must get 50%. If not, then in two weeks on May 7, there …

Continue reading »

Mar 11 2017

How Is This Still A Thing? Daylight Saving Time

I first posted this piece March 9, 2015. It just doesn’t get old and nothing has changed. After losing an hour of sleep, most of are still dragging, trying to adjust to the Spring ritual of Daylight Saving Time. HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” with host John Oliver gives us a brief history of the tradition, …

Continue reading »

Mar 05 2017

Rant of the Week: John Oliver – Supreme Court Lobster

Last Week Tonight host John Oliver has decided that the animal that will represent Neil Gorsuch, should ne be appointed, on his All Dog Supreme will be a lobster. John wants your advice and consent for the lobster that will represent Gorsuch.  

Nov 07 2016

Trump Is John Oliver’s Fault

“Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver had the last hilarious word on tomorrow’s election and took the blame for Donald Trump‘s run for presidency. ‘We are at a point where this man has a genuine shot at the presidency,” Oliver explained. “Despite having blown up a political party, undermined confidence in our political system, declared …

Continue reading »

Nov 01 2016

Why America Votes On Tuesday

Have you ever wondered why the United States votes on Tuesday when most industrialized counties and even most third world nations vote on Sunday or has the day as a national holiday. Now, granted, some states have early voting and one has gone completely voting by mail and not everyone gets Sundays or federal holidays …

Continue reading »

Oct 18 2016

A Look At The Third Party Choices

We are now three weeks to E-Day. A good many Americans wish it could be over. It as been an ugly, contentious campaign. The two top candidates are widely disliked, although only one of them is competent enough to be president. There are two other choices but are they any better? John Oliver, host of …

Continue reading »

Oct 03 2016

Police: It’s More Than A Few Bad Apples

Police shooting unarmed people, mostly people of color and the mentally disturbed, is not new. It’s been going on for years but with the advent of social media the world is now paying attention to America’s problem with its police. But it’s not as simple as a few bad apples. There are much deeper problems …

Continue reading »

Sep 27 2016

Scandal v SCANDAL

We are now six weeks from the end of the silly season known as the 2016 Presidential Election, an election that even the most seasoned politicians and pundits say they have never seen this absurd. Both candidates have a “likability” and credibility problem with the public and each of them has their share of scandals. …

Continue reading »

Older posts «

Fetch more items