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Jon Stewart Explains The Greek Crisis To The Great Unwashed

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Tired of highly technical and sophisticated gobbledygook from doomers and other realists, talking about the Greek implosion in terms of CDS, liquidity freeze, Main Refinancing Operations (that is coming in the next post just after this one), FX swaps, contagion, etc? Then here is Jon Stewart to explain the Greek situation to everyone in a few short mintues. The fun starts 2 minutes into the clip.

Part 1

Part 2

And Part 3

 

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Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:32 | 1395317 oogs66
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so now the only places to get credible financial information are:

Zerohedge

Vanity Fair

Rolling Stone

and the daily show?

though I have to admit, I still find bloomberg credible most of the time

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:43 | 1395343 augie
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Listen, You guys got me once with this vanity fair crap, it's not happening again. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKgPY1adc0A

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:50 | 1395371 oogs66
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and to think I almost miss him as president

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:36 | 1395544 augie
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The guy is directly responsible for a lot of what ails me and i feel the same way.

I feel like a battered woman. 

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:51 | 1395620 flacon
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"I have abandoned free market principles in order to save the free market" ~ Bush

 

"I have abandoned a celebate lifestyle in order to save my virginity"

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 16:25 | 1396410 macholatte
Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:11 | 1395481 fonestar
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RT?  Or is that just counter-propaganda?

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:34 | 1395557 GoinFawr
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It`s your responsibility to glean and back check. Even the most egregious lies require a grain of truth to remain plausible and even the biggest liars have to abandon making false claims once in awhile or risk losing all credibility. You have to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Careful: "Too much information"

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 02:04 | 1397717 marsovka
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Have you watched it?

It telled the truth just the funny way :D

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:36 | 1395318 bob_dabolina
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All I know is silver will be @ 49 tomorrow, than to $0 with infinite volatility.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:37 | 1395323 Cognitive Dissonance
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Jon Stewart dumbing it down to the dumbed down. :>)

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:40 | 1395347 Temporalist
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The problem with the humor is that the people laughing still don't get that they're fucked.  They are laughing at losing their savings, pensions and buying power.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:50 | 1395365 Cognitive Dissonance
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I've been down so long it looks like up to me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stp2hCsOFGY

Deep seated denial usually involves laughing at our own fucked-hood. Make no mistake about it, most people understand we are all in deep shit. But when we have been bred for abject apathy over several generation there isn't much left except gallows humor and one last party.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:50 | 1395376 Temporalist
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Sorry I can't reply right now I'm waiting in line for the iPhone 5.  First!

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:57 | 1395398 Forward History
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I am convinced smart phones like that contain some sort of narcotic, numbing substance. Everyone I know with one can't stay off the damn things.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:02 | 1395425 Cognitive Dissonance
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Actually it (TV, smart phones, iPads, iPods, computers etc) is just the delivery system for the actual narcotic.

The drug itself is instant gratification and fulfillment. Constant pushing of the pleasure button guarantees addiction. We are all wired up like pleasure seeking rats who push the button endlessly.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:09 | 1395454 fallout11
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Well put sir!

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:12 | 1395468 fonestar
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Give me dopamine laden neuro-transmitters or give me death!

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:31 | 1395547 Cognitive Dissonance
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For the bumper snicker could we shorten that to.....

"Give me free-dope or give me death!"

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:01 | 1395642 DoChenRollingBearing
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I'll drink to that!

Strange bedfellows Ron Paul and Barney Frank just issued a proposal along those lines, er, dried leaves...

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:22 | 1395501 piceridu
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Alpha Waves bitchez!

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:29 | 1395539 geekgrrl
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I couldn't agree more... We have this comic on our fridge...

http://goodmenproject.com/good-feed-blog/no-exit-traps/

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:34 | 1395787 gabeh73
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Well I use my Iphone to check zerohedge. I'd be better off just thinking about work projects more...make more money, hide more silver and quick fucking around worrying about what politicians SHOULD do when we know good god damn well they aren't going to do anything good.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:34 | 1395789 pstpetrov
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Very well put sir!!!

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:58 | 1395426 bankruptcylawyer
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i like jon stewart and all as a 'comedian' but he is a bullshit artist , his brother is just another wall street guy milking the printing press, and stewart is another liberal apologist for wall street. 

 

yea, he talks a lot of smack sometimes, but actions are louder than words. i wouldn't look to stewart as someone to derive support from. in the end, he stands with the networks, who stand with the banks, because this is who pays him. 

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:06 | 1395459 LasVegasDave
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+1

stewart is a charlatan

and most people are too dumb to notice

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:16 | 1395486 TreadwCare
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And credit to him for fully admitting it.  He makes no bones about this in his interview with Chris Wallace on Fox.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:37 | 1395549 The Profit Prophet
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Uh...correction...Jon Stewart is a very arrogant man who is unable to see an issue from all sides.  When and if confronted with an inconvenient truth from the conservative side of wisdom spectrum - he resorts to name-calling like all other blind progressives.

T.E.I.N. everyone! 

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:50 | 1395853 Terminus C
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Unlike Ann Coulter or Rush Limbaugh who carefully entertain and debate issues with reason and respect.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 15:00 | 1395902 d00daa
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*straw man alert*

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:58 | 1395904 The Profit Prophet
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Um...no...he is exactly like them....only from a Progressive point of view with a much more witty foundation from which to work.

T.E.I.N. everyone

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:17 | 1395488 Cognitive Dissonance
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The true test of a truth speaker is what they doesn't talk about rather than what they do. Ultimately there are several subjects Stewart will not talk about, let alone joke about, at this time if he wishes to remain on the air. The mainstream media understands where the do-not-cross lines are buried.

From his point of view this isn't a problem. The world is full of 'acceptable' subjects to skewer. Why threaten his career by stepping on a third rail when he has nearly the entire train station to play in. This makes him nothing more than controlled opposition.........if he can even be called opposition.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:26 | 1395528 carbonmutant
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 Another puppet, Send in the clowns...

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:24 | 1395751 nobita
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I agree CD, I have been watching almost every episode of the daily show for eight years now, but lately I have lost intrest. The man is a coward frankly.

He has built up enormous credibility with young people and he needs to use it now. Hiding behind "im just a comedian" is extremely insincere. Very few people in media tell the truth, he is one of them, but he just scratches the surface.

This might have been okey in better times but not now.

 

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:14 | 1395494 The Profit Prophet
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Fully agree.  He's probably a huge Krugman fan....and he likely worships the ground that Ayn Rand scurried accross - not because of her cool new spin on laissez-faire capitalism...but because of her strong anti-religious views.

T.E.I.N. everyone!

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:20 | 1395515 piceridu
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+1525...he's the other side of the propaganda mouth...

for a dose of reality Greek perspective: 

http://sturdyblog.wordpress.com/2011/06/18/democracy-vs-mythology-the-battle-in-syntagma-square/

 

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:43 | 1395575 goldfish1
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totally agree. who's junking?

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:30 | 1395529 Dr. Porkchop
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Who has time to worry about politics or the future, there's a bunch of birds that are really angry at pigs, or something.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 15:09 | 1395944 Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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Hey man, your Black Swans are crapping on my PIIGS...

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:52 | 1395863 traderjoe
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Does it come in white?! Score!

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:03 | 1395431 zeneta
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This is an accurate portrayal of the state of we are in.

 

"Your wise men don't know how it feels,,,,To be thick as a brick"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toHlMD50eYY

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:14 | 1395495 DosZap
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CD,

Dumbed down is a relative term.

I think a LOT of Americans laugh at things like this, because of #1 Denial..............

They know we're in deep caca, just not sure which wat to go, think, or act.

So, they use diversions to keep their minds off reality.

I call it the Ostrich with it's head in the sand syndrome.

I have a friend that's lost thousands in the chinee market ,I have done all but get on my knees begging him to get out of paper, and into physical PM's.

He knows the score,yet he has YET to buy ONE ounce of any PM.

He's lost tons(after huge gains) on the Chinese Mkt, and still he refuses to get real money..............it's like, what else does it take to see where we are, and where we're going?.

WTFU.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:29 | 1395525 Cognitive Dissonance
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Dumbed down is a relative term.

I agree. There is dumb and dumber.

Of course it is a relative term. And this relativity is precisely the mechanism we all use to remain in denial, including all of us here on ZH. We are not supremely enlightened with everyone else hopelessly stuck in the dark ages. In fact for us to proclaim that we know what's going on and then proclaim there is nothing we can do is in some respects simply showing our deeply conditioned apathy and impotence as opposed to those who don't know the real score.

At least 'they' can claim some sort of ignorance, willing or otherwise, for not pushing back. What's our excuse? 

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:59 | 1395645 Turkey
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+1,000.  So I want to hear some nominations for "Best Truth Teller on the TV".  Saying there are none is a cop out.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:31 | 1395767 nobita
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Dylan Ratigan?

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:44 | 1395821 Turkey
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Worthy choice I'll take it.  I'm a huge fan of his "Is America for Sale" series, to pick out one of his many good deeds in information dissemination.   This group got anyone else or we already past this exercise in whining about Stewart not saving the country singlehandedly for us?

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:49 | 1395849 mortiis
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I just logged in to throw Dylan's name out there... the page refreshed and there it was!  I don't always agree with his conclusions but he at least seems like he's not purposfully misleading.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:59 | 1395896 magis00
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George Carlin. 

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 17:08 | 1396561 Sweet Chicken
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This used to be my number one answer. Sadly I now think it's Jon Stewart.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 18:18 | 1396779 Cultural Capital
Thu, 06/23/2011 - 18:26 | 1396800 NotApplicable
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From what I've seen and heard, Judge Napalitano seems about the most cogent and coherent person who has their own TV show. I can't recall ever seeing him say anything disingenuous, or disagreeable from a libertarian perspective.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:06 | 1395674 hamurobby
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"what's our excuse?"

For the most part, we still have alot to loose, or so we believe.

I might just get one more summer of bliss CD, how lucky I know I am.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:10 | 1395684 DoChenRollingBearing
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DosZap, CogDis,

Yes, we are conditioned too.  I guess only the radicals here (chumbawamba) may have moved on.

But, at least we are TRYING to do something, whether digging into our minds more or buying gtold & guns...

Maybe if / when I move to Peru will I feel better, or better yet: smug!  LOL...

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:52 | 1395866 Ferrari
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I think what we need is some sort of ZH Local setup. We name a bar/cafe in our nearest large city and appoint a time to meet there. With due respect to all, the anonymous conceit is a joke. As the song goes, "If you have a warrant I guess you're gonna com in." Our reservations at the FEMA camps are already booked. So let's get together locally, on our terms and plan local action. 

Because we do sit around here whining, claiming that PM's will take down the big banks. We need to do more, IMO.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 16:26 | 1396394 WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot
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I'm down. Is there a way to contact other ZHers other than the comments section? I'm in the southwest, so that probably puts me on the outskirts.

 

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 16:40 | 1396398 WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot
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My bad - fat finger/network connectivity problems. Sorry for the spam.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 16:40 | 1396402 WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot
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.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 16:39 | 1396403 WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot
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.

 

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 16:40 | 1396456 The Profit Prophet
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-100 for the quadruple post....but very cool handle on ya....being non-military, I had to think about it for a second. Looks like you must have made it in just under the character limit too.

T.E.I.N. everyone! 

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 19:51 | 1397011 Kevin... Who su...
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Does whiskey tango foxtrot = What the fuck?  Kevin

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 21:09 | 1397185 The Profit Prophet
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Bingo!

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 15:21 | 1396072 SeverinSlade
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We should launch Project Mayhem on the Federal Reserve, ECB, BIS, IMF, etc.

 

 

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 18:24 | 1396789 NotApplicable
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I AM NOT IN DENIAL!

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:23 | 1395728 tarsubil
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People laugh because it all comes down to denying the great dump from being shat. Everyone loves poop humor even if they don't admit it.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:27 | 1395533 tsx500
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"... fucked-hood."      good one !  is that in Wikipedia ?  lol

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:36 | 1395564 Cognitive Dissonance
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 is that in Wikipedia ?

No.

But surprisingly it was in the Zero Hedge spell check. Which means Tyler and/or company have used it before.

I'm a trend follower, not a trend setter. :>)

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 16:48 | 1396471 macholatte
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Welcome Back, CD.

Make no mistake about it, most people understand we are all in deep shit. But when we have been bred for abject apathy over several generation there isn't much left except gallows humor and one last party.

 

Point well made but I'm not sure the people really get it. Except for the demonization of GS, the act of rioting because you don't get to retire at 53 is not playing well to an American audience. I doubt they see any linkage to themselves. To 99% of the sheeple, a banker is an ATM machine. Hope I'm wrong.

 

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 19:22 | 1396926 pops
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Here's a version that won't make you gag.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwMc0TjW_6Y

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:02 | 1395427 Melville1977
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I agree. It isn't funny now that I know how messed up Greece is. I don't think the Bernank or any central bank can bail their way out of this epic screw up. I say just let the system collapse and start anew. Bailouts, money printing, and zero interest rates are just delaying the inevitable---global bankruptcy.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:10 | 1395477 Blotsky
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Yeah, and they'll laugh until its all gone.

Makes you wonder if the TPTB are getting a kick out watching this? I mean, you throw it in the faces of these people, day in and day out, and yet they refuse to understand and will instead, laugh... while their being raped :(

For all of the times that I have been mocked for saying anything about whats coming... They will understand soon enough.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:17 | 1395497 Cognitive Dissonance
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I mean, you throw it in the faces of these people, day in and day out, and yet they refuse to understand and will instead, laugh... while their being raped :(

In my opinion TPTB see this as consent given for them to carry on. We are openly told what they will do before they do it. "We" do not stop them. They see this as consent to continue.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:29 | 1395527 Loose Caboose
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This implies they want or need our consent.  They don't.

 

People laugh because it's how they register despair.

 

Disobey.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:43 | 1395579 Cognitive Dissonance
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We may be talking about different "theys".

I think 'they' want our consent to justify their actions to themselves and each other. I fully agree that the true sociopaths don't care. But the top 5% that support the top 1%, and the 20% who support the 5%, do consider themselves to be (for the most part) moral and just and thus they need to be absolved, even blessed, for their behaviour.

Even the rich and powerful play psychological games with themselves. To think otherwise is to be naive. Read some of their (self written) biographies. They spend a great deal of time justifying their actions.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:51 | 1395605 The Profit Prophet
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Bang on CD....nobody considers themselves as evil....and humans are very adept at rationalizing their behaviour, often being able to twist evil into virtue and vice-versa (depending on your perspective of course).

T.E.I.N. everyone!

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:13 | 1395698 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ $1520.

The End Is Near!  Prepare accordingly.

Or is that what "they" want us to do?

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:42 | 1395340 Note to self
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ahh - so Johnnie Stew is behind this whole sell-off cascade today.  Now everyone gets it, and are starting to panic.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:20 | 1395512 Hexus
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Exactly, destroy Greece so that Jon Stewart and his mates in Wall Street can buy up the Parthenon for cheap. It might add some class to their cocaine fueled faggot fests.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:44 | 1395346 savagegoose
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finally some indepth news reporting

 

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 16:34 | 1396393 Zero Govt
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Rubbish ...Stewart is an establishment toe-rag, a socialist clown, you'll never get news from the Big Gob for Rent Show...

..in the week Obumma, Biden and Timmay robbed public pensions to pay the extortinate bills these 3 sheisters have run up Stewart focused on ad-hom attacks on defenders of set-up IMF Chief  Strauss-Khan... don't mind theft, moral repulsion and total incompetence (the usual socialist fare) at the highest level of US Govt, let's focus on worthless garbage (Stewart and socialists in a nutshell) 

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:46 | 1395355 Joey Big Balls
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5 year plan: Food guns ammo gold and silver. America, Fuck ya....

 

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:54 | 1395411 JohnG
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Seriously need to speed up that plan brah.

Make it a one year instead, SHTF much sooner than 5 years.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:12 | 1395485 fuu
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Hell, good luck with even 1 more year.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:15 | 1395708 DoChenRollingBearing
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The monkey with the gun is right.

Not much time to prepare, hope you all have already started...

Me?  Right now I will read the new Jim Willie article.  Tomorrow, food and more gold.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 23:44 | 1397462 prole
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You're suffering from a mild delusion Mr. Ipkiss.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:43 | 1395356 Coke and Hookers
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retirement#Retirement_in_specific_countries

I stopped watching when he started babbling about the retirement age. The link above shows retirement age in a few Euro countries. Notice that there are higher % of 'elderly' folks working in Greece than, say, in France. Stewart is not only a bullshitter but his smugness is sickening to watch.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:51 | 1395377 Syrin
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Amen to that bro.   Plus, he's as partisan as one can possibly be while denying it the whole time, and playing his "I'm a comedian card" over and over again.   he knows that many people use him as a "source" for news, as sickening as that is.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:54 | 1395412 ZeroPower
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+100 to you and OP above. The guys a fucking tool and yet its pretty terrible how many people rely on him and think hes the best "NON-BIASED" source of news available.

Socialist hippies, indeed.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:26 | 1395761 LFMayor
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wow, look at how all the believers junked you guys when you blasphemed their 5'2" idol.
The guy is a typical hollywood rumplestiltskin.  6 foot two of ego wadded up and tied off with a twine made of little man complex.   If "Star 80" is to be believed, how do you think he made it to the top?

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 17:44 | 1396576 GoinFawr
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"The guys a fucking tool and yet its pretty terrible how many people rely on him and think hes the best "NON-BIASED" source of news available."

Yah, all 15 of 'em... terrible. The horror.
Your Canadian alternative isn't much better though, you'll have to admit. Granted, when he acts like a schoolboy on a first date during interviews at least he has an excuse (Georgie Pordgie is like, what, 21 or something, dude. Whatever.)

Sheesh ZP, you and your two flag boys need to relax; have a drink. JS can deliver a monologue and the show has decent writers worth a laugh every once in awhile. JS is like a fourteen year old on a first date when he does interviews, no doubt, but you can always avoid that awkwardness with the click of a remote. I mean there are lulz to be had watching OReilly too; you seem to have no sense of haha.

both "Socialist hippies" and "fascist loonies" are good for laughs in their own rights, just like Canadians who voted Conservative are as easy targets for jibes as those who voted NDP.

"Please sir, may I have another..." -ZH commentor whose moniker I forgot.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 20:46 | 1397128 ZeroPower
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I dont watch Strombo either, his 'Bro-ness' is quite unappealing. OReilly is indeed good for a laugh, but i watch almost no TV and so havent seen anything besides the viral video that is typically done at his expense.

Im gonna assume youre a typical Liberal voter or, even worse, PQ. Happy St Jean to you then.

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 01:27 | 1397363 GoinFawr
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Hahaha. Those red shoed 'Liberals' got smoked. (Honestly Jack, I'm laughing with them, not at them..) Now there're some PR guys who may find it difficult to obtain contracts in the future, eh?

Around 25% of eligible voters: is that what passes for a majority gov't in Canuckistan these days? Hardly a "mandate from the masses". Canadians sent the PC's a clear message all right with 5 mil for the NDP and 6 mil for the Ever Eternal Stephen Harper's Regressively Progressive Conservative Party of Canada Forever (has he changed the national letterhead to that yet?).

 Voters: "Here's yer majority, but we got our eye on ya", for all the good that will do. The Canuckistanian political landscape looks pretty polarized right about now, even farther south than Inuvik. Here's another indictment of your 'first past the post' system: Roughly 4 times the number of Sask popular vote was NDP compared to the Libs, but the NDP got zero seats, and the libs still snagged one; weak.

Seriously though, don't ever assume anything about me. Quebec (sans vouloir vous offenser) is not the only place that has frogs. And yeah my conscience tells me that T.Douglas was most likely a (choke)...(cough)(gasp)(ahem) honourable politician and a decent man; in time enough, anyway. He put the secular humanism into '...dinosaurs lying with Jesus in a purely platonic fashion in the magical afterland garden called Neverest Foreverlessness'.

OTOH, their existence is part of what is so interesting about Canada. That and all its fresh water, rich mineral deposits, BC certified 'BeetleWood' lumber products, arable land, etc etc.,

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:12 | 1395469 MS7
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I should have stopped at that point too. I saw the whole thing and he kept returning to this early retirement theme as the only explanation for the Greek crisis. I thought he was supposed to be liberal. Oh, well, I guess compared to Bill O'Reilly he is.

The only part I found funny was the explosives and yoghurt part. But the Daily Show didn't have to work on that one-- the reality of it is just funny. Maybe they should start advertising Greek yoghurt as thick enough to stick to a cop's helmet, or something like that :)

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:22 | 1395519 OldTrooper
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I stopped watching when he started babbling about the retirement age.

What a shame - that means you missed watching the same damned commercials three times.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:30 | 1395532 piceridu
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absolutely agree, Steward propagates the myths about Greece. 

A must read: 
http://sturdyblog.wordpress.com/2011/06/18/democracy-vs-mythology-the-battle-in-syntagma-square/

 

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:57 | 1395905 Diogenes
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Aparently this bird believes it is OK to borrow money, run up debt, live it up on someone elses money then when they come to collect what you promised to pay, all of a sudden it's time for a philosophical time out. And you don't have to pay them because it wouldn't be convenient and, well, because they are mean.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:43 | 1395358 carbonmutant
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What the difference between CDSs and 3 Card Monte?

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:48 | 1395379 Cognitive Dissonance
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There's always a very slim chance you can win at 3 Card Monte

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:00 | 1395418 Gully Foyle
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Cognitive Dissonance

"There's always a very slim chance you can win at 3 Card Monte"

Ah yes the old Pistol Whip Gambit.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:46 | 1395586 Kayman
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By Wall Street ethics, 3 Card Monte is an honest game...

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:44 | 1395361 Sweet Chicken
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Jon has always been one of the few journalissts in the mainstream (sort of MSM) that has any integrity whatsoever.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:51 | 1395378 Sweet Chicken
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So who's the punk bitch who thinks Stewart doesn't have integrity? Back up your junk pussy.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:57 | 1395408 Agent 440
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What integrity?

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:04 | 1395435 aheady
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The awesome journalisst kind!

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:10 | 1395475 Sweet Chicken
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Name one other person on television closer to the truth than Jon. Ron Paul does not count.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:18 | 1395505 ZeroPower
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Look, the fact of the matter is, both Fox and Stewart cater to completely different groups of people. Asking either party which one is closer to the truth will inevitably given you no concrete answer because, obviously, the bias is too strong.

Why one blindly cares for him as much as you definitely brings about question marks.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:30 | 1395531 Sweet Chicken
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You are only partially accurrate. I agree that his show caters to certain viewers and obviously he is a slave to the machine (as most of us are ), which means most of the time you are not going to get to the nitty gritty of the matter but this does not mean that he still isn't one of if not THE most truthfull journalists on the MSM. That is my only care in this matter.

I'd like someone to offer one example of a more truthier person currently on television?! So far no one has done so but continue to bash without the slightest aknowledgement of this simple fact (no matter how sad it may be).

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:37 | 1395554 aheady
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Then perhaps you should make the conclusion that there is no one on television who tells the truth. 

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:00 | 1395648 Sweet Chicken
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That has been my stance from the begining. Still doesn't mean turds of truth show themselves here and there. I happen to think that out of all the journalists who apear daily on television Stewart has let them out more so than all the others.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:21 | 1395718 aheady
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John is a well-paid comedian whose diatribes are crafted to grab ratings. How does the truth enter into it at all? What truth are we talking about?

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 16:02 | 1396298 The Profit Prophet
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Yes....and here we get to the truth of the matter (of truth). There are two great truths in America....we will find out when we die who was right (and who was left).

T.E.I.N. everyone!

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:23 | 1395522 Hexus
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Max Keiser.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:32 | 1395538 Sweet Chicken
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While he may drop the hammer he isn't on the television daily is he?

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:59 | 1395658 Hexus
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He's on Russia Today fairly often with the Keiser Report.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:02 | 1395666 Sweet Chicken
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True but he is viewed mostly as a nutjob. :/

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 15:01 | 1395923 magis00
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You want someone who "tells the truth" and at the same time is not "viewed mostly as a nutjob".

 

Have you tried "telling the truth" to anyone lately?  How'd that work for you?

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 17:15 | 1396587 Sweet Chicken
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Ain't that the truth.

 

Good point

 

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:36 | 1395566 gwar5
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Stewart is just a lefty who does a stand up routine while sitting down. He is truthful the way George Carlin was truthful, but only one side of truth is still a huge lie by ommission.

I never saw Stewart take Obama to task for his intense support of Hugo Chavez and Manuel Zelaya in the failed Marxist takeover attempt of the Republic of Honduras, or blast him for not speaking up for human rights in the murders of Iranian protesters, or make Obama explain where the trillion dollar stimulus all went. 

Instead, Stewart's standard fair is to mock people, on behalf of Obama, who call for fiscal responsibility and constitutional rule of law and executive restraint.

 

 

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:49 | 1395596 Sweet Chicken
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I agree with you mostly. I just don't disregard the good things he does despite the ommissions. You simply cannot be on TV and speak the truth all the time. Knowing this, I am OK and can respect the times when he is speaking truthfully.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:24 | 1395736 DoChenRollingBearing
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Once in a while you can hear some Truth on TV, even CNBS.

Rick Santelli's rant kicking off the Tea Party is an example.

But, your main point is true: they almost always are lying.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:51 | 1395625 Alienated Serf
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eh, the brother thing isn't necessarily indicia of bias.

i have friends and family who are bankers, i tell them what they are doing is disgusting and will destroy humanity.  then i tell them when the SHTF they will not be spared b/c of blood or friendship.

they think i am joking....

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:53 | 1395409 Turkey
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John Stewart is a hero.  The people here don't like him because he's "lefty".  

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:57 | 1395420 ZeroPower
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"Lefty"? He makes FOX news look like socialists.

The guy's a tool; its only the 18-24 illiterate demographic that watch him religiously.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:08 | 1395449 Sweet Chicken
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Retarded comment at best.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 16:24 | 1396384 Jaciems
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im guessing youre a big fan of glenn beck....just a hunch

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 16:50 | 1396490 ZeroPower
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Stewart: simple humor for simple minds.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 17:37 | 1396649 GoinFawr
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Whose japing do you find less inimical to your tastes that you would recommend for the sophisticated palette?

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 20:46 | 1397134 ZeroPower
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Why, most eloquently placed good sir. My preferred musings are from teh interwebs, a quite sophisticated resource where no truths are fabricated!

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:07 | 1395443 Gully Foyle
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Turkey

"John Stewart is a hero."

No. Stewart is an ACTOR! He is nothing without his writers, makeup people and lighting people.

We have seen actors and directors blacklisted for standing against the Communist witch hunt. Stewart isn't one of those people.

Fuck even Bill Maher had the balls to make an honest statement regarding the 911 participants. And he lost his show.

Stewart doesn't have those kind of balls.

Plus Jon Stewart’s older brother, Larry Leibowitz, is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:05 | 1395456 Sweet Chicken
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I can agree with this yet he still tells it straight more than any other televised news out there.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:15 | 1395473 aheady
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Smells like charred chicken and turkey in here.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:22 | 1395520 gwar5
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I don't mind lefties, or anybody, as long as they can be honest about their own ideology.

Stewart fails to mention that the Greek government is longtime socialist/communist and that Obama and the lefties are the ones taking America down the same burning road, even as the whole world sees the danger.

There's months of material there for Stewart but he is instead pounding the table for more of Obama's MunchHausen by Proxy or he'd be out of his $15 million/yr job by TPTB for not towing the party line.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:56 | 1395628 Mark_BC
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No, Wall Street is the antithesis of "left"

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:20 | 1395712 The Profit Prophet
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Um.....no!

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:25 | 1395755 DoChenRollingBearing
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Correct!  I would think that The Elite is probably more leftist than rightist, in that Socialism is more directly advocating The Elite telling us what to do...

And who did Wall Street pick in October 2007 (Barron's Big Money Poll) as next president?  Barack Obama.  This was before the caucuses and primaries...

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:18 | 1395722 11b40
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Has anyone seen an explanation of the Greek situation that 1.) the masses will bother to watch, and 2.) can start to comprehend?

He does a better job of it than any of the 'financial' networks.

Does he come from a liberal perspective?  Yes, he does....sort of like a left wing Rush Limbaugh, but much funnier and with less hate.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:29 | 1395756 Shell Game
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I don't mind lefties, or anybody, as long as they can be honest about their own ideology.

Now that's a great comment and honest way to acknowledge other's freedoms to have differing view.  +10

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:29 | 1395526 Hexus
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No he's not, he's a reactionary like all American TV "news sources".

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:07 | 1395466 ssp2s
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Why didn't Stewart go after Anthony Weiner?

Nuff said.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:10 | 1395479 Sweet Chicken
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He did dipshit.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:16 | 1395498 ssp2s
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Only after the fat lady sung.  Jon and Anthony are buddies, and you don't go after your buddy until Pelosi gives the green light.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:38 | 1395558 Sweet Chicken
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Not true, he went after him the first day the story broke?!

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:53 | 1395638 ssp2s
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Absolutely incorrect.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:28 | 1395654 Sweet Chicken
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Uhhhhhhh

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/jon-stewart-takes-issu...

 

Jon Stewart did not shy away from covering the controversy surrounding his friend, Rep. Anthony Weiner, on Wednesday’s “The Daily Show,” the same day the congressman answered questions about a lewd picture sent from his Twitter account.

 

**crickets**

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 15:11 | 1395975 Sweet Chicken
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lulz

junk the post that proves me right. lol

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:35 | 1395543 OldTrooper
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He did dipshit.

How insightful!  And I love how you back up your irrefutable argument with links to sources.  You are clearly an experienced, skilled debater.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:39 | 1395572 Sweet Chicken
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I love how the person who made original claim gets ignored for not providing links yet you jump on me for doing the same. So here you go.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/jon-stewart-takes-issu...

 

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:51 | 1395604 ssp2s
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Har!  You'd better check out what WAPO said barely a week later.  And even this "apology" about his coverage of a friend was as WEAK as his usual stuff.

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/jon-stewart-apologizes-for-anthony-weiner-coverage-pays-for-it-in-blood/2011/06/08/AGjvMuLH_blog.html

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:57 | 1395636 Sweet Chicken
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I love how this is turning into me "defending" Stewart when all I did was point out that he DID in fact go after Weiner the very same day. I never said how critical he was of him, only that he DID go after him right away.

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:33 | 1395775 krispkritter
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Wrong! He's obviously a Master Debater! Someone throw this whiny turn douchebird into the fryer! It's time for krispy chicken!

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 15:12 | 1395980 Sweet Chicken
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haha look up a few posts and see the article that proves I am right that Stewart went after Weiner the same day.

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