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Losing Jon Stewart


The weatherization portion near the end is particularly good.

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  1. If losing Cronkite meant losing Vietnam, what does losing Stewart mean?

    PS. Al Gore thinks the most recent Climategate email is more than 10 years old

  2. I have to give Stewart credit. I didn't think he would go after Obama. But he has. And I was wrong.

    1. At the rate Obama's been going, he was going to end up the only material TDS had to work with. It's not just that he's lost Stewart, it's that he's practically the only game in town when it comes to making current topical political jokes. Which is pretty damn bad.

    2. And, the other day, he actually gave Climategate fair coverage.

    3. Jon goes after anyone who says or does something ridiculous and/or stupid, regardless of who they are. It's why I love the show so much. He doesn't bash just one party, he bashes them both.

      1. Let's not go that far. He clearly has a liberal bias.

  3. great, except for the end, when he makes fun of legalization - just like Obama did.

  4. The kid at the end has my vote.

  5. They haven't lost Stewart. This was more a gentle ribbing between friends.

    When he starts treating the current administration like he did the last, then you can mark him down as no longer a yes-we-canner.

    1. I think a more accurate description is that Stewart generally supports Obama, but has realized that his job depends on poking fun at all the massive stupidity the administration has engaged in.

  6. I have to give Stewart credit.

    No, you don't.

    Taking this long to start stealing jokes from Fark threads, about a president who might be the most ridiculous jackass who ever lived, isn't credit-worthy.

    The last two years of nothing still happened.

    1. a president who might be the most ridiculous jackass who ever lived

      As bad as Obama is, he's still not Bush.

      He still has 3 more years to get there though.

      1. He'll get there on Tuesday...

        The End of Playing the Bush Card
        A new Public Policy Polling survey finds that just 50% of voters now say they prefer having President Obama in the White House while 44% would prefer George W. Bush.

        Analysis: "Given the horrendous approval ratings Bush showed during his final term that's somewhat of a surprise and an indication that voters are increasingly placing the blame on Obama for the country's difficulties instead of giving him space because of the tough situation he inherited. The closeness in the Obama/Bush numbers also has implications for the 2010 elections. Using the Bush card may not be particularly effective for Democrats anymore, which is good news generally for Republicans..."

    2. I must have missed that presidential inauguration in late 2007. How silly of me to think that I voted in an election in late 2008 and Obama became president in January 2009. Clearly anything that did or didn't happen before that was all his fault.

      1. I must have missed that presidential inauguration in late 2007.

        You also missed the point, which is about the media coverage of Obama. It began somewhat before the 2008 election.

  7. You know, people keep saying that hand jobs and blow jobs are carbon-neutral, but they have pretty high emissions.

    1. But if one's girlfriend (or boyfriend, NTTAWWT) "recycles" those emissions, it's carbon-neutral!

  8. Even the most craven and pandering comic has to go where the funny is if he is to remain relevant. Stewart is no fool. Has anyone seen Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead's act lately? That shrill sandalista is still stinking up the joint with Bush gags.

    1. Um, I did just see Lizz Winsteads act back in May and she took on Obama for his hanling of HCR and the economy. Not a mention of Bus. Cheney yes, but no Bush and she was on stage over an hour.And hilarious.

  9. Obama is the least popular president in history at this point in his term.

    That 'hope and change' has now turned to the taste of 'turd in mouth'.

  10. So hand jobs is OK but *blow* jobs get bleeped? How does that make sense, CC?

    1. Blowjobs are way more intimate than handjobs in this person's humble opinion.

      1. Well sure. Unless you're dating a girl with a mouth in her hand.


        1. My women use both techniques simultaniously. They have to.

      2. More intimate in application, not in language.

        Linguistically, how is one more offensive than the other?

  11. Jon Stewart is a racist!

  12. What about the Disney guy and the corporate tax rate? That's a great idea! Get rid of it.

    1. Letting companies that actually hire and employ people keep money instead of getting TARP handouts? Heretic!!

      1. Heretic. Exactly.

        Did you see the president's response? He just laughed it off (as did Stewart I believe).

        The unemployment rate would plummet if they dropped corporate taxes...but of course I'm preaching to the choir here.

  13. Stewart missed a golden opportunity after his big joke to show an altered clip of Clinton saying "it all depends on what the definition of a job is."

  14. Why is the legalization question always framed as an economic stimulus idea and not a civil liberty infringement issue? It bothers me because the former is more easily laughed off, as Obama has proven.

    1. That's simple. The former allows one to dangle the prospect of a dollar they've yet to confiscate in front of politicians. Not to belabor the obvious, but with few exceptions, is there any other motivator?

      Heaven knows that that whole civil liberties thing isn't high on their agenda. The only difference is that while the previous President said "the Constitution is just a piece of paper" (or so it's reported), with the current one it's apparently either treason or hate speech to question his commitment to the Constitution. That may have something to do with his membership in a "protected class" but I'd never be so gauche as to suggest it.

  15. I don't think I understand network profanity rules. "blowjob" has to be bleeped but "handjob" doesn't?

  16. Stewart does like 3 segments a week on Fox News stuff no one except those in the media care about. So in is mind, he is being fair and balanced.

  17. Way too little too late, Jon. You're still a smarmy jerk.

  18. I liked Jon when his main job was to make fun of Bush and the Media.

    Now I'd love if it though if Tucker Carlson could go on his show and tell him to stop being such a hack.

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