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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The media is trying to paint the Tea Party as a branch of the Republican Party. Rather than being a grassroots movement, they view it as the mobilization of the loudest conservatives who would never vote for a Democrat anyway. They don’t even see it as a “movement,” something spurred by a specific issue, but [...]
President Obama has used Mitt Romney, who he accurately referred to as a “presidential candidate,” to defend his health care plan. And last night on The Daily Show, Rep. John Dingell (D-M.I.) described Romney as a supporter of the individual mandate and Jon Stewart remarked that Republican Senators actually proposed the idea back in 1993. [...]
No, I did not put acid in your coffee. You read that right. Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart defended the Tea Partiers and criticized the media for painting them with a broad stroke.
In describing the Tea Party rallies yesterday, he said there was “the occasional f—-ing idiot,” which sounds like an insult [...]
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 [...]
Last night on The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert interviewed the founder of WikiLeaks and all-round creepy-man Julian Assange, who recently released video of a U.S. Apache helicopter allegedly massacring civilians in Iraq. He definitely earned the first three letters in his last name.
The war in Iraq is something Colbert clearly opposes, but that doesn’t stop [...]
No, not really, but I’m sure that’s what some of the comments below will say. I wrote yesterday about how even The Washington Times described the Obama Administration’s new nuclear strategy as only having “minor policy changes.”
Tonight, Jon Stewart accurately slammed some of the rhetoric coming from Fox News on the issue. He also hit [...]