Tag Archive: Jon Stewart

Oct 15 2017

Rant of the Week: Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart – Equal Time

Donald Trump complained that he was being treated unfairly by the late night talk show hosts and he wanted equal time. So CBS’ The Late Show host Stephen Colbert and the former host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show Jon Stewart attempted to grant Trump his wish. Needless to say, it didn’t go well.

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 …

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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 …

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Aug 23 2015

Rant of the Weeek: Jon Stewart – Wack Flag

Jon Stewart – Wack Flag

As timely as ever.

Aug 09 2015

Rant of the Week: Jon’s Last Rant – Bullshit

Bullshit Is Everywhere

If you smell something, say something

Aug 02 2015

Rant of the Week: Jon Stewart – Caliphatication

Caliphatication

Jul 26 2015

Rant of the Week: Jon Stewart – Terms of Enrichment

Terms of Enrichment

Sen. Huckleberry Butchmeup has not read the deal but thinks it’s terrible because ___ . You fill in the blank. And he wants to be president?

Sen. Human Hybrid Turtle has no “better deal” than what was negotiated.  

Jul 12 2015

Rant of the week: Jon Stewart – Slandero Gigante

Sladero Gigante

Jul 05 2015

Rant of the Week: Jon Stewart – Democalypse 2016 – 10 Pounds of S**t in a Five-Pound Bag

Democalypse 2016 – 10 Pounds of S**t in a Five-Pound Bag

Jun 21 2015

Rant of the Week: Jon Stewart – Charleston Church Shooting

There are no jokes, just Jon doing what he does like no one else in the midst of a tragedy.

“I didn’t do my job today. I apologize,” Stewart said, after explaining how his primary daily duty is to mock the daily news. “I’ve got nothing for you in terms of jokes and sounds, because of what happened in South Carolina. Maybe if I wasn’t nearing the end of the run or this wasn’t such a common occurrence, maybe I could have pulled out of the spiral. But I didn’t. And so I honestly have nothing other than just sadness once again that we have to peer into the abyss of the depraved violence we do to each other and the nexus of a gaping racial wound that will not heal but we pretend doesn’t exist.

“I’m confident though that by acknowledging it – by staring into that and seeing it for what it is – we still won’t do jacksh-t,” Stewart continued. “Yeah. That’s us. That’s the part that blows my mind. I don’t want to get into the political argument […] what blows my mind is the disparity of response between when we think people that are foreign are going to kill us and us killing ourselves.” […]

“We invaded two countries and spent trillions of dollars and thousands of American lives and now fly unmanned death machines over five or six different countries, all to keep Americans safe. ‘We gotta do whatever we can – we’ll torture people. We gotta do whatever we can to keep Americans safe,'” Stewart said. “Nine people. Shot in a church. What are you going to do about that? ‘Hey, what are you going to do. Crazy is crazy is, right?’ That’s the part I cannot for the life of me wrap my head around. And you know it. You know it’s going to go down the same path.”

Stewart pointed out how the media has already shied away from calling the murders a “terrorist attack.”

“I heard someone on the news say, ‘Tragedy has visited the church.’ This wasn’t a tornado. This was racist,” Stewart said. “I hate to use the pun, but this one was black and white. There’s no nuance here. But we’re going to keep pretending. We are steeped in that culture in this country and we refuse to recognize it.” […]

“Nine people were shot in a black church by a white guy who hated them who wanted to start some kind of civil war,” Stewart said, before laying into South Carolina for still having the Confederate flag flying over its state capitol.

“The Confederate flag flies over South Carolina. And the roads are named for Confederate generals. And the white guy is the one who feels like his country is being taken away from him. We’re bringing it on ourselves,” Stewart said. “Al Qaeda, all those guys – ISIS. They’re not sh-t compared to the damage that we can apparently do to ourselves on a regular basis.”

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