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GOP Filibuster Kills Bill to Expand Background Checks on Gun Sales

GOP Filibuster Kills Bill to Expand Background Checks on Gun Sales

We at harikari have written much about guns, gun control, and the need to enact laws that make it more difficult for criminals and mentally unsound people to purchase guns. After the Newtown tragedy, Americans seemed to have had enough of the bullying by the NRA and they called for the expansion of mandatory background checks for nearly all gun-sale transactions. The Manchin-Toomey background-check bill was supported by nearly 90% of Americans. Polls show that a majority of Americans also…

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Jon Stewart Takes Down Fox News – the Lords of Bullshit Mountain

Jon Stewart Takes Down Fox News – the Lords of Bullshit Mountain

I turned on my TV this morning hoping last night’s episode of The Daily Show was available on demand, and it was. Not only was it available, but it was uncensored. WTF? Yes, there were no bleeps in the opening segment titled “Chaos on Bullshit Mountain.” And I must say it’s one of the best segments I’ve seen on the show. It starts about 2:25 into this video… The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political…

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Fighting for a Woman’s Right to Insurer Provided Birth Control

Fighting for a Woman’s Right to Insurer Provided Birth Control

Again… I don’t know where or when this photo was taken, but maybe it was taken recently at a rally to fight for women’s rights to insurer provided birth control. To learn or about the absurdity of this battle in these times, watch Jon Stewart’s interviw with Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards from last night’s Daily Show.

Colbert/Stewart Super PAC Ad: Mitt the Ripper

Colbert/Stewart Super PAC Ad: Mitt the Ripper

Speaking of corporations, Mitt Romney killed many of them, and that makes him a serial killer. The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive “So is Mitt Romney a serial killer? I don’t know. But that question’s out there now.” – Stephen Colbert It’s good to see that the Citizens United decision is finally being put to good use.

Happy Evacuation Day from Sarah Vowell and Jon Stewart

Happy Evacuation Day from Sarah Vowell and Jon Stewart

After you’ve finished battling stampeding, pepper spraying Black Friday shoppers in search of the best shopping deals you can find, take some time out to celebrate Evacuation Day. Here’s Sarah Vowell on The Daily Show to give you the details of this post-Thanksgiving holiday. The Daily Show with Jon StewartGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook

Hey Mr. Tangerine Man Tell some Lies to Me

Hey Mr. Tangerine Man Tell some Lies to Me

Jon Stewart rips Boehner’s budget speech and exposes the hypocritical Weeper of the House as supporter of all the budget busting policies passed during Bush’s reign of error. The Daily Show – Armadebtdon 2011 – The World’s Saddest TangerineGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook

Jon Stewart debates Bill O’Reilly about Common at the White House

Jon Stewart debates Bill O’Reilly about Common at the White House

Today I did something I rarely do.  I watched Bill O’Reilly’s show, but only because Jon Stewart was on as a guest to debate Bill about the “wisdom of Obama inviting Common to the White House” for a poetry reading. The theme of The Factor was racism, and for the first 25 minutes Bill rudely interrupted everyone he spoke to before they could complete their answers to his questions. O’Reilly is a bully and I really can’t stand him for more…

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The Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare” Explained

The Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare” Explained

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as explained by Paul Krugman in a blog post yesterday: The other route [as opposed to government provided insurance] is the one Mitt Romney took in Massachusetts, and the Democrats took nationally, combining regulation and subsidies to get everyone covered. The strategy has three parts: – Community rating: insurers must offer the same policies to everyone – Mandates: everyone must buy insurance, so healthy people can’t opt out – Subsidies to lower-income families,…

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Jon Stewart Derides Republicans for Filibustering the Bill to Provide Aid to 9/11 First Responders

Jon Stewart Derides Republicans for Filibustering the Bill to Provide Aid to 9/11 First Responders

Jon Stewart is an angry man.  He’s angered by Republican senators who are filibustering the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 that was passed by the House.  (It should be no surprise to you that Mr. Weepy Boehner voted against it.)   The bill would provide funds for medical care needed by the 9/11 first responders who are seriously ill and dying from the shit they inhaled while working at Ground Zero. The entire December 16, 2010 edition of The Daily Show is about the Republican filibuster….

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Obama Interview on The Daily Show – Video and Transcript

Obama Interview on The Daily Show – Video and Transcript

President Barack Obama appeared on The Daily Show last night for an interview that took up the entire extended broadcast.  Jon Stewart and President Obama got along well as expected, and Jon did ask Obama some difficult questions.  Most of Obama’s responses were a defense of his record during his first nineteen months in office, and I thought he did a great job making his case that “Change you can believe in” doesn’t happen overnight.  He says it takes time…

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