Helen Thomas’ Age Only Makes Her Statements More Offensive


No one is out there defending Helen Thomas’ remarks, but I’ve heard some people cut her some slack because of her age. I think that’s completely unwarranted. For one, as a reporter, she is capable of clear thought. She hasn’t “lost it”—well, not anymore than she had already. Actually, Helen Thomas’ old age actually makes [...]

The Media’s Coverage of the Flotilla Raid Makes Me Want to Wreck My Face with a Hammer


Last night, Jon Stewart, who I view as honorable, joined the chorus of people criticizing the justified-as-much-as-something-can-be-justified raid by the Israelis on the flotilla carrying “aid” to Gaza, the home of Hamas. First, he referred to the people involved in the shipment as “activists” and then showed video of some of the ship’s contents—the non-violent [...]

Are We Really Supporting the Troops?


Sebastian Junger, author of War, was on The Daily Show last night discussing his stay with soldiers in Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan. Jon Stewart and he relayed how our troops truly embody the best of America—no, the best of mankind—in the worst of situations. The stories of brotherhood, integrity, humanity and professionalism that [...]

Yo Man, Legalize It, Duuuuude


Pot legalization—the one topic that gets a college classroom riled up. I have seen no other issue that is more capable of making the guy dozing off as the professor talks suddenly become red-faced and articulate. Do not underestimate the power of this issue to get teenagers and young adults (and old adults wanting their [...]

Is the Media’s Reporting on the Times Square Bombing Teaching the Enemy?


The Daily Show had an interesting point last night about how the media’s explanation of why the car bomb in Times Square failed could actually be teaching the terrorists. It is obvious from the failed crotch-bombing on Christmas Day and this latest incident that the new generation of operatives is not up-to-par with their elders. [...]

Our Never-Ending Election Season is a Good Thing


Famous British actor Michael Caine (A.K.A. Batman’s butler, Alfred) was on The Daily Show last night, when the conversation turned towards Britain’s upcoming election. He and Stewart criticized America’s never-ending election season style of campaigning. As soon as someone is elected (or even shortly before), everyone focuses on the next congressional and presidential elections.
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Guess What, Arizona? “Reasonable Suspicion” is Already a Reality!


Arizona’s new law to crack down on illegal immigrants is causing quite the stir. San Francisco is thinking about boycotting the state. Lawsuits are forthcoming. Organizations are planning protests. And Jon Stewart is up in arms about how it gives police officers the authority to demand that people show proof of legal residence based on [...]

Revolt at Comedy Central


By now, we all know about how Comedy Central has censored South Park from showing the Prophet Mohammed. For their 200th episode, Trey Parker and Matt Stone reacted by showing Mohammed in a bear suit. This still wasn’t good enough and RevolutionMuslim.com, two of the operators of which I’ve met and have personally seen their [...]

I’m Tired of Fantasy World Interviews


I’m really getting tired of shows where guests discuss their grand goals that are just impractical and impossible to achieve. I’m more of a “details” type of dude. One such goal is eliminating nuclear weapons. Sorry, until some magic weapon or defense mechanism makes them obsolete, in which case we’ll be worrying about a new [...]

Jon Stewart’s Contributions to Democracy


Jon Stewart and I have something in common: We both believe in making as much money as possible, with as little work as possible, with as little time as possible. At least, that’s what I gather from the fact that tonight’s episode was re-run, just like yesterday—even though the signing of the health care coverage [...]