Since George Carlin’s death in 2008, YouTube has been a treasure trove of his comedy, social criticism and political insight. This interview from 1997 with Jon Stewart isn’t so much a rant but insight into how George thought and evolved. Even now, his wit and wisdom is still relevant.
Tag: Jon Stewart
Jun 07 2020
Rant of the Week: Jon Stewart – We Can’t Breath
Although the New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo was finally fired last year, he was never arrested or indicted for Eric Garner’s death. In the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, all four police officers were fired within 48 hours and indicted for second degree murder. Six years ago, in an eight minute …
Jun 18 2019
9/11: The Human-Hybrid Turtle v Jon Stewart
Senate Majority Leader Mitch “The Human-Hybrid Turtle” McConnell (R-KY) offhandedly dismissed former host of “The Daily Show” and 9/11 first responder healthcare bill activist, Jon Stewart’s anger, wondering why he was “all bent out of shape” over the bill’s slow progress through congress. As Karoli Kuns, at Crooks and Liars, points out, “This isn’t life …
Jun 12 2019
9/11 – “They Did Their Jobs. 18 Years Later Do Yours”
Comedian and former host of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart has become a forceful and vocal supporter of legislation that provides medical treatment for survivors of the 9/11 attacks. Tuesday morning, Stewart, flanked by those survivors, many of whom are seriously ill, testified before House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, …
Nov 02 2016
“Vote Wisely This November 8”
That is wise advice from the former host of “The Daily Show” Jon Stewart. He appeared at the 10th Annual “Stand Up For Heroes,” an event held by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival that helps support veterans and their families. He opened the event with a 15 minute monologue about …
May 10 2016
Where Are You, Jon, When We Need You Most?
Former host of “The Daily Show” sat down with David Axelrod, former advisor to President Barack Obama and, now, director of the non-partisan Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago, to discuss the state of the current presidential election. specifically Donald “Drumpf” Trump. The discussion took place before an audience at the University of …
Aug 23 2015
Rant of the Weeek: Jon Stewart – Wack Flag
As timely as ever.
Aug 09 2015
Rant of the Week: Jon’s Last Rant – Bullshit
If you smell something, say something