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Jon Stewart's DSK Takedown Or The Market's "Touchy Feely" Invisible Hand

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Ever since the DSK rape allegation surfaced, there has been an avalanche of opinions that the former head of the IMF has been "set up by vengeful Americans" and that the entire affair is nothing but a classic "Spitzer" repeat. It has gotten so far as 57% of the French population saying DSK was trapped in a plot by his enemies, a number that rises to a staggering 70% when only French socialists are queried. Well, since everyone is innocent until proven guilty, there is no point in further digging until DSK is either convicted by a jury or set free... But that does not mean that various media personalities can not have some long overdue fun at the IMF head's expense, whose past transgressions toward poor countries and "emerging economies" one can argue, dwarf his dramatic career implosion from last Saturday. And in keeping with the spirit of amusement, below is Jon Stewart's amusing takedown of the DSK situation to date.

h/t Frode Haukens

 

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Sat, 05/21/2011 - 10:32 | 1298066 Imminent Collapse
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The Daily Show and Colbert are my primary sources for real news.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 10:39 | 1298073 InconvenientCou...
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mine is ZeroHedge

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 10:48 | 1298089 chumbawamba
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I go outside and look around.

I am Chumbawamba.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 11:48 | 1298174 DeadFred
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That gives me excellent info on how my lawn is doing. For other subjects I often need help. Zerohedge helps. Anybody got any credible sources with a slant that differs from ZH? I like to hear ideas and positions that differ from my own but hate the feeling I'm being spoon-fed propaganda. 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 11:48 | 1298178 velobabe
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60 minutes!

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 13:46 | 1298293 WaterWings
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Anybody else hear about the Foxconn explosion? What will this mean for the millions that want their iPaduh Too? 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 23:16 | 1299509 patience...
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You're an idiot.

No sense wasting a few deaths to fling shit at Apple eh.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 15:55 | 1300372 WaterWings
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Maybe the millions of iPad users would appreciate knowing about Sweatshop 2.0 - we wouldn't want them to unknowingly take hypocritical positions about peace, justice, and love, now would we?

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 13:13 | 1298286 Rodent Freikorps
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Don't forget Ace of Spades HQ for the most obscene, politically incorrect, conservatism on the entire web.

http://ace.mu.nu/

The Moron Horde will fuck you up.

 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 13:30 | 1298305 Gully Foyle
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Rodent Freikorps

A couple of toons worth the daily read. Boondocks is old and not being printed anymore. Still for a fun walk through the dark old days. Right now Huey and Ceasar are trying to get Condi a man.

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Sat, 05/21/2011 - 13:51 | 1298328 Rodent Freikorps
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I'll check them out.

Here is a link to Michael Ramirez. The best political cartoonist in the world today, IMO.

http://townhall.com/political-cartoons/michaelramirez/

 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 14:00 | 1298334 Gully Foyle
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Rodent Freikorps

No Dude Ted Rall is the best cartoonist on the web. I think he is Libertarian, but doesn't look to be dogmatic.

http://www.gocomics.com/tedrall/

 

I also get a kick out of First World Problems on Reddit.

http://www.reddit.com/r/firstworldproblems/

 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 13:16 | 1298290 Keri at Bankste...
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I will add this site:  Global Research

http://www.globalresearch.ca/

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Sat, 05/21/2011 - 15:25 | 1298481 DeadFred
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Thanks to all. What riches!

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 12:00 | 1298193 tmosley
Sat, 05/21/2011 - 12:07 | 1298204 chumbawamba
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Actually, that's not too far off from what my elf eyes see when I peer into my backyard.

Ok, it's not exactly a field, but my little cannabis harem will still yield me a fine crop this Fall.

I am Chumbawamba.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 14:05 | 1298346 tmosley
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Excellent.  Smoke a bowl for me.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 00:37 | 1299602 Caveman93
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+1000. The door can be amazing once opened.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 00:39 | 1299603 Caveman93
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/Bump

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 11:12 | 1298122 firefighter302
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"I get my news from the Daily Show".

Really?  Yikes...

 

 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 14:13 | 1298355 sun tzu
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All self-pproclaimed intellectuals claim that they watch the Daily Show for their news. 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 11:12 | 1298129 Hugh_Jorgan
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Agreed, I also love the in-depth political commentary I get from SNL, and I can't forget the Jersey Shore for style tips!

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 12:43 | 1298243 Zero Govt
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John Stewart is a paid clown (crone) of the bent media networks of this most bent, bankrupt and rotten establishment regime

when the history books are written John Stewart will be just another corrupt scumbag for rent ...you've found your place Stewart all by yourself, enjoy your Celeb' status before you have to hide the rest of your life under a rock

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 12:43 | 1298249 palmereldritch
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I think that was sarcasm.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 14:30 | 1298379 Moe Howard
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To me he is just creepy, a dwarf Jew pretending to be a Scotsman.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 12:55 | 1298263 Gully Foyle
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http://www.counterpunch.org/cockburn05202011.html

Was DSK Stitched Up?

By ALEXANDER COCKBURN

The French are for the millionaire. The Americans are for the maid. Among the French, three out of five think the IMF’s former managing director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has been framed.  (Strauss-Kahn tendered his resignation as head of the IMF May 18.)  Here in the USA  there’s not been a reliable poll, but public sentiment is clearly against Strauss-Kahn,  amplified by self-congratulation that America is a nation of laws, a maid’s word as potent as that of a millionaire, in contrast to the moral decay and deference to the rich prevalent  in  France.

The French, for their part, stigmatize America as a puritanical, omnipotent imperial police state, whose intelligence agencies are efficiently capable of any infamy. But even as they charge that  Strauss-Kahn  was set up,  the French press is rather weak on identifying or even suggesting the precise  mastermind or group  working to destroy a man who might have been the French Socialist Party’s  candidate,  evicting Sarkozy from the Elysee Palace.  (They miss the real damage to France's reputation, not to mention balance of payments, which is that previously women from the US or northern Europe have booked costly tours to France hoping to be seduced by Charles Boyer or Michel Piccoli or Alain Delon or, if you like heavy smokers, Jean-Paul Belmondo, or Gerard Depardieu. They will will now, rather than be attacked by a Gallic sexual psychopath, elect to go straight to Italy notwithstanding the chances of a semi-senile Berlusconi jumping out of the bushes, shouting "Bunga, Bunga.")

In Parisian financial  circles some charge  that  this is an attack on “les juifs”. Following this line, they suggest it’s a plot by the Muslims,  presumptively eager to contrive any embarrassment to a well-known Jew, and indeed ardent Zionist,  also perhaps because the agent of Strauss-Kahn’s downfall, the  32-year maid accusing Strauss-Kahn of a serious sexual assault – widely identified on French and West African websites as Nafissatou Diallo --  is a Muslim from the West African nation of Guinea. (And yes, the name Diallo does ring a bell. Amadou Diallo (September 2, 1975–February 4, 1999) was a 23-year-old Guinean immigrant in New York City who was shot and killed on February 4, 1999 by four plain-clothes members of the NYPD who fired 41 rounds at him. They were all subsequently acquitted.)

Nafissato Diallo -- a photo probably taken some time ago and running in Echos d'Afrique.

Americans suggesting a conspiracy contain the usual percentage  of citizens who routinely disbelieve the official account of any event, and whose current energies are primarily devoted to proving that  Osama bin Laden was dead  by  the end of 2001 and that the Abbottabad raid was fakery from start to finish. Nano-thermite hasn’t been discovered in the Osama compound but it probably soon will.

There have been speculations about conspiracy from economic commentators  who have admired Strauss-Kahn’s attempts to shake up the IMF.  They quote his words in an address at George Washington University two weeks ago. 'Globalization has delivered a lot . . . but it also has a dark side, a large and growing chasm between the rich and the poor. Clearly we need a new form of globalization' to prevent the 'invisible hand' of loosely regulated markets from becoming 'an invisible fist.'” They cite Joe Stiglitz, who recently remarked that  “It appears that a new IMF has gradually, and cautiously, emerged under the leadership of Dominique Strauss-Kahn.”

This view of Strauss-Kahn as the tribune of the oppressed is far from universal. It is certainly not held by Greeks, whose country has been groaning under typical IMF austerity conditions attached to bailout money. Greek newspapers have offered unsparing  assessments.  One newspaper carried the headline "The maid resisted IMF's...rapist," its description for what the IMF chief has inflicted on Greece.

As Desmond Lachman pointed out in the Financial Times for May 18:

“History, however, is more likely to remember [Strauss-Kahn for] his misguided handling of the eurozone debt crisis. Mr Strauss-Kahn’s decision to treat the crisis as a matter of liquidity rather than solvency led the IMF to eschew any notion of debt restructuring, or exiting from the euro, as a solution to the periphery’s public sector and external imbalance problems. Rather, he opted for draconian fiscal tightening and radical structural reform as a cure-all for Greece, Ireland and Portugal. Yet one year after the European Union and IMF’s $150bn loan package, the Greek adjustment program is not working. Greece’s growth is in a downward spiral, with unemployment in excess of 15 per cent….

“…the IMF chose to repeat the same conceptual policy mistake in its adjustment program for Ireland in November 2010 and in its proposed program for Portugal right now. What is even more difficult to understand is why the IMF is now also proposing that Greece should apply more of the same policy prescriptions that have brought its economy to its current parlous state.”

Such cavils notwithstanding, Paul Craig Roberts, assistant secretary of the US Treasury in Reagan’s time, stated flatly in a syndicated column last  week that “Strauss-Kahn is being framed up because the IMF recently announced that "the age of America is over," that China will be the number one economy within five years.  This was a massive blow to Washington, and they are taking their revenge.”

On the conspiracy-oriented Global Research site Michael Bucci drew parallels with the downfall of Eliot Spitzer, ousted from the governorship of New York because of his patronage of prostitutes.“Farther behind the curtain,” Bucci writes,  “might be found investment bankers and international financiers (the Spitzer ‘soft assassins’).”

It’s true that that the New York governor’s downfall was wrought by powerful Wall Street figures who feared Spitzer would make them the target of a populist crusade. They had him followed – and exposure of his sexual transactions duly transpired.

But Spitzer was the chief conspirator in his political destruction, and so – going by the facts that so far have come to light – is Strauss-Kahn, now being devastated by a swelling catalogue of predatory and violent sexual behavior, with two French women comparing him to a sex-crazed monkey and others saying he coerced them into having sex with him.

Tristine Banon, the goddaughter of Strauss-Kahn's second wife, has claimed that he tried to rape her nine years ago, when she approached him for an interview. "It was all very, very violent," Banon says. "I kicked out at him. He undid my bra and tried to open my jeans. While we were fighting, I used the word 'rape' to scare him." She says that she did not report it at the time for fear of becoming "the girl who had a problem with the politician".

'Martina', a female newspaper reporter, told the the London Times that after a group interview, "[Strauss-Kahn] got my phone number from his embassy or the Institut Francais and started calling me. He was incredibly insistent," she continued. "He made it almost explicit that I had to sleep with him for the interview [that I had asked him for]."

Piroska Nagy, the Hungarian IMF economist with whom Strauss-Kahn had an affair in 2008,  apparently wrote to her employers that he was "a man with a problem that may make him ill-equipped to lead an institution where women work under his command".

Bernard Debre a deputy in the UMP, Sarkozy’s political party, has called the former IMF chief a "sexual delinquent" on his blog, and later told L’Express: "This is not the first time that DSK was engaged in this kind of behaviour at the Sofitel. It happened several times over several years."

DSK's Georgetown townhouse.

Sarkozy hasn’t exactly helped the man he put up as IMF president by saying that he’d warned Strauss-Kahn to keep his trousers zipped as IMF chief and not to get into elevators with interns.

It’s true there are the usual anomalies in the case, and conspiracists have pounced on them. Why did the manager of the Sofitel wait at least an hour to call the cops? Maybe because the victim was semi-coherent, maybe because the French-owned midtown hotel wanted to be doubly, triply sure that this was a bona fide assault by a very high profile guest or because previous policy had been to cover up such incidents.

How come the victim was instantly equipped with a fairly high profile lawyer, Jeffery Shapiro, described as a “close family friend”? Why were Diallo and her daughter living in a Bronx apartment building normally reserved for people with AIDS? Shapiro says neither Diallo nor her daughter are thus afflicted and that it was a sublet.

There are the usual contradictory testimonies. To one person encountering him after he had made what cameras indicate was a hasty exit from his suite, Strauss-Kahn seemed very flustered. Another remembers meeting a composed and relaxed Strauss-Kahn in the elevator.

But the prosecution’s basic case seems strong, particularly when you throw in the French women’s  accusations, which Strauss-Kahn as presidential candidate  was already trying to pre-empt. Hotel surveillance cameras confirm Diallo’s flight from the suite, then Strauss-Kahn’s hasty departure. No one has said her tearful accounts seemed unconvincing. Why would bankers or their agents pick a 32-year old poor Muslim widow to play such a role?  And if they had mounted such a precarious set-up  - why did the plotters allow Strauss-Kahn to have got clear away to JFK and a safe flight to Paris, until he made the mistake of calling the hotel to ask if he’d left anything behind?

The newspaper Echos d’Afrique runs a column May 18 by Calixthe Beyala who repeats Bernard Debré’s charges and then writes:

“In the New York Sofitel are working many black woman from Guinea. Some of them have been violated by the former IMF boss and these attacks have been suppressed by the hotel’s owners... As for the idea of a plot by Sarkozy, this is a total misunderstanding of the political situation in France. No matter what opponent, Sarkozy won’t win the next election. And just like Sarkozy, DSK was the candidate of the big financial lobbies and media powers, those who have only one aim – to reduce the Black to nothing and to pillage Africa!”

Maybe some high-up in the Sofitel  hierarchy decided, when contacted for guidance by the hotel management that Saturday, that the time had come to stop covering up for Strauss-Kahn.  Maybe Strauss-Kahn had phoned for a prostitute to fill in a boring half hour before lunch and Diallo arrived to clean the room at precisely the wrong moment. Maybe … Occam’s razor is still the rule: the simplest, most obvious explanation requiring the least extraneous oddities is preferable.

As a conspiracy it doesn’t look as though there’s much in the way of lift to keep it in the air in any sort of convincing shape. Strauss-Kahn belonged to the familiar phalanx of political powerful men confident that they can get away with hitting on women, confident that either the women they’ve attacked  won’t be believed or won’t dare to try to expose them. The collapse of Gov. Schwarzenegger’s marriage, amid disclosure of sensationally tacky behavior on Arnold’s part,  after years of allegations about his assaults, isn’t helpful to Strauss-Kahn either.

We don’t even know the extent of the physical evidence yet, or the DNA traces from where Diallo says she spat out his semen after Strauss-Kahn forced his penis into her mouth. Strauss-Kahn has an expensive lawyer, already flirting with  a  “consensual “ defense.  These are early days.  Bill Clinton must be reading the news stories amid a welter of emotion, recollected in tranquility, to borrow Wordsworth’s definition of the origin of poetry.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 14:17 | 1298359 Rodent Freikorps
Sat, 05/21/2011 - 19:21 | 1299056 OldPhart
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Yeah, but this is what DSK saw...

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 21:13 | 1299272 Sokhmate
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that's one sexy LIMF

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 13:35 | 1298310 your neighbor
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we should talk about Ron Paul's comment about selling the Fort Knox gold and help bring this topic to the main stream

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 14:23 | 1298366 Tail Dogging The Wag
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LOL to the invisible hand! Stuart's brilliant!

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Sat, 05/21/2011 - 23:19 | 1299508 terryg999
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Your primary source of 'news' is a series of TV clowns?

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 10:35 | 1298067 Coke and Hookers
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The only thing funny about Jon Stewart is how he stops for a while after everything he says and stares frozen-faced, like a deer in headlights, at the audience - waiting for sycophantic approval from his brain-dead neolib cheerleaders.

God, how I hate Jon Stewart and his stupid audience.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 10:50 | 1298100 Votewithabullet
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Jew, not a Jew. He failed @ every show he tried till he was handed this gold mine. 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 11:01 | 1298112 RafterManFMJ
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Logically, you would keep failing till you succeed, right?  Who fails, fails, succeeds, quits, fails, fails, fails?

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 11:58 | 1298195 tmosley
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Dave Chapelle and Charlie Sheen.

Off the top of my head.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 01:32 | 1299635 Rick64
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Lol

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 10:55 | 1298104 chumbawamba
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Take something organic that shows promise and is a hit with the common folk.  Throw money at it, nurture it, then coopt it and enjoin it.  Finally, scrape out its insides and fill it with your own goo.  Ply the common folk with drugs and porn and they won't even notice the difference.

I am Chumbawamba.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 13:17 | 1298288 redguard
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That sounds like Christianity after Paul/Saul saw a new trend to manipulate the cattle with.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 13:38 | 1298303 spanish inquisition
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...

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 13:46 | 1298325 redguard
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That sounds like Christianity after Paul/Saul saw a new trend to manipulate the cattle with.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 10:53 | 1298105 Cursive
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I agree with you that his delivery betrays his smarminess, which is repulsive.  However, his analysis was spot on.  He is not so much funny as he is evocotive.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 11:27 | 1298147 UncleFurker
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 But have you ever seen a Republican try to be funny? It doesn't work.

 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 11:48 | 1298175 Things that go bump
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I know, what it is with that?  Are they congenitally humorless or is it an anal retentive thing?

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 12:05 | 1298207 DeadFred
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It is inherent in the philosophies.

Conservative: Let's go slow, preserve the status quo. We tend to bring about unintended consequences when we try to change things so stay with what works.

Progressive: Change is needed and we have to do something so give it a try. We're smart and capable and if we think it though we can improve things.

The conservative thought process is by nature pretty cautious and its humor tends to be self-deprecating. The progressive outlook is arrogant, self confident and tends toward humor at the expense of others. Liberal humor sells better because it's more fun to laugh at others.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 13:38 | 1298313 narapoiddyslexia
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"Preserve the status quo"? That's a joke, right? Which statist quo? 1957? 1962? 1975? 1980? 1996?  9/10/2001? Baloney.

The core element of conservative action is solidly authoritarian, and its hard for someone to be funny when they're shouting, "Bend over and shut up!"

 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 13:55 | 1298332 sun tzu
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Unlike the change that Fidel Castro brought to Cuba and Lenin brought to Russia. <b> Left-wing change you can believe in</b>

 

How about your Messiah's goons reaching down into children's underwear at the ariports. That's not authoritarian at all. Keep your head stuck up Obama's ass and find a few more droppings of wisdumb for us

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 13:46 | 1298322 Holodomor2012
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It's not a liberal thing, it's a Jewish thing.  Jews are just naturally funny.  I offer exhibits A through C:  The holocaust, fiat money, Seinfeld.

http://www.onethirdoftheholocaust.com/

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 13:53 | 1298327 Keri at Bankste...
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Huh, interesting.  I haven't looked at it like that before, but now that I think about it, I can see some truth in your general analysis, especially about the "humor at expense of others," because there is often a very condescening component to liberalism.

An exception might be Rush Limbaugh: I have heard him, and I think he is actually funny because I think he is intentionally making himself a parody of himself as an arrogant talk show host (with his "excellence in broadcasting" and various, often statements of his mental supremacy, etc), but I know lefties who take everything he says literally, and don't he any humor in it at all.  I say he might be an exception because if I am correct that he is a parody of himself, then he fits your comment because he is really making fun of himself; but if they lefties are right and he is arrogant and not a parody of himself, then he doesn't fint your analysis.  The few times I have listened to him, I have noticed that he is very kind to callers and doesn't hang up on them or talk down to them, even if they disagree, which is a vast difference from people like Glenn Beck or Hannity, or any of the lefties perhaps excluding Hartmann (but Hartmann is otherwise condescening, if not to callers). 

I'm a libertarian, so I don't agree with much of what I hear on the radio unless its coming from Alex Jones or Rollye James, but if forced to endure, I would much rather listen to Limbaugh than Ed Shultz or Rhodes or anyone like that: they are so condescencing, as is often the case with fulll-blown lefties like them (Chris Matthews, Olbermann, Maddou---oh, they are SO arrogant and condescening; you don't "disagree" with them---you are just "too stupid to think.")

I like satire, which Phil Hendrie calls "humor with a point of view." And Phil Hendrie is by FAR the best satirist of the last 20 years, in my opinion, because his satire is so ponient, and his method so unique.  I haven't kept up with the new show because I have so many old shows from before 2005, but his characters are actually very intricate parodies, and the whole premise of the show is actually very philosophically complex when you think abou tit, and even better, totally hilarious.  I have never laughed so hard at radio until Phil.

But you really have to have his sense of humor to think the stuff is funny, and I have a Phil Hendrie sense of humor, apparently.  Unlike Bob Green of Frazier Foods or Larry Grover of Conservatives of Kern County.  HA!!

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 14:17 | 1298363 OrestesPenthilu...
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Keri,

Alex Jones is a pale shadow of what Bill Cooper was.  Don't be fooled - Cooper was the real thing.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 14:36 | 1298388 Keri at Bankste...
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Yeah, I understand that Cooper was one of his big influences.

I do my own research, no matter the source: infowars is to civil liberties what ZH is to markets.  My biggest beef with Alex is his unwavering support of Midas, which is at least as bad as Goldline, in my opinion.  I would never--NEVER!---send anyone to Midas for PM's, ever.  They rip people off and decieve them, in my opinion, which makes them a threat to PMs more than an advocate.  They have the chance to really help people can get a solid customer base, but they do not seem to be interested in that motive as much as they are interested in scalping massive premiums off people who (wrongly) trust them because they trust Alex.  (I don't trust anyone who has to pay bills.)

But, at least Midas is supporting the show, so, unlike Goldline which is supported the neo-con docket.  I will say that if I was Alex, I would not be supporting Midas, or this Stansberry joker, either.  But I'm not Alex: that is on him.  I am just certain to tell people to stay away from Midas and go local or APMEX, BD, or Tulving.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 13:58 | 1298331 The Profit Prophet
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I agree with most of your comment, but you've left out the most important factor...social morality.  Progressives do not believe in any form of social morality beyond "physically harming" another human being and/or the environment.  They do not believe in moral restraint, nor are they concerned with the corruption of youth...unless it is from the point of view of "religious" or "right-wing" corruption. This means progressive comics literally have a free reign over all topics and material regardless of how "offensive" conservatives find the language used or the topic involved.....there is literally nothing "off-limits" to progressive comics. Modern comedy (like most other art forms unfortunately) has become dependent on "pushing new social limits" so that the  comic reaction from the audience is as much about "shock value" as it is about actual comedic ability and/or genius - the "I can't believe he just said/did that" factor. In a nutshell, progressive comics are much more successful because they are willing to say and/or do things that conservatives simply won't say and/or do for moral reasons.....which is a very sad comment on where we are as a society today. Thank God there are still some great conservative comics around!...(Hang in there Miller!!!)

T.E.I.N. everyone! 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 14:51 | 1298414 Things that go bump
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Ah, do I detect whiff of the inquisition?

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 15:20 | 1298466 The Profit Prophet
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Ah, do I detect a the full stench of progressive labelling in order to demean the messenger and distort the message. Try arguing the points next time demon (I'm speaking of your avatar of course).....the main point being that Progressive comedians will say and/or do socially shocking things that conservative comedians will not......would you like to refute that argument with some form of intelligent thought this time?

T.E.I.N. everyone! 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 15:37 | 1298483 Things that go bump
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Who died and made you the arbiter of all things moral?  I wasn't trying to refute your point.  Of course a comedian will try to shock.  However, one person's offense is merely someone else's avante garde and who are you to decide what I will see and hear? If thine eye offend thee, pluck it out.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:27 | 1299355 The Profit Prophet
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Have I struck a Progressive nerve?  I was answering the question posed by the commentor - why are Progressive comics funnier than conservative comics?  Progressive morality (or should I say the lack there of) is a large part of the answer to that question.  Perhaps you should stop putting words in my mouth and try refuting my argument about Progressive morality. I have said nothing about "deciding" what people say or do...yet you want to try to cry censorship??? Typical far-left intellectual dishonesty.....entirely consistent with the far-left lack of a moral foundation.

T.E.I.N. everyone.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 23:04 | 1299442 Things that go bump
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Morality too is in the eye of the beholder, and honest is as honest does. I'm not trying to refute your argument regarding the tools of comics or the techniques of humor, I am simply stating, so what?  I don't recall resorting to name calling in any of my replies to you, by the way.  

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 09:10 | 1299850 The Profit Prophet
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Morality is on a sliding scale and progressives actively work to push the moral conscience of society away from conservative ideals.  Their efforts have worked wonderously during the 20th century.  Although America is still considered a slightly right of centre society, that is ony from todays progressively influenced point-of-view. If we were able to use a time machine to transfer politicians from the 1950s to today, they would be scandalized by our far-left society.  If we were able to do the same thing with the foundiung fathers, they would likely return to 1776 and rip-up the consitution that permitted the rise of such an evil self-centered society!

T.E.I.N. everyone! 

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 14:13 | 1300175 Things that go bump
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Depends on what kind of morality you are talking here.  Historically, sexual mores, if that is what is causing your discomfort, are more like a pendulum than a sliding scale, though that analogy works on a certain level, as well.  I expect we have already reached the height of the pendulum's arch and are heading back down. I'm sure it will reach your comfort zone in due course and then go too far, as such things always do.  You are mistaken about the mores of the founding fathers.  They were products of their time and the late 18th century was party time, at least for a well-to-do man of property.  Thomas Jefferson openly traveled with the black woman that he kept in sexual slavery.  He had several children by her, you know. Benjamin Franklin was a notorious roue of the time, a dirty old man who kept mistresses in England. Good old John Adams was a family man to his core, but he was a lawyer and a farmer and not really one of the elite.  

 

On the corrupt old continent, the last decades of the 18th century and the early decades of the 19th century saw excesses both scandalously sexual and fiscal that brought revolution to both the British Colonies in America and in France, and a general revulsion that led directly to the sexual repression of the Victorian era. Once the pendulum had exhausted its swing, it started back the other way and we got the gay 90s and the gilded age, culminating in the roaring 20s.  The Great Depression and WWII put an end to anything that might resemble fun.  Then along came the birth control pill and the sexual revolution. For the first time in history the common folk, and women in particular, could indulge their appetites, like the rich, without fear of consequence. I'm 60 this year and was fortunate to be there for most of it.  I had a very good time.  By the way, calling me progressive that doesn't cause me any psychic pain.  Who doesn't want to be thought of as progressive. The opposite of progressive is reactionary, which has unfortunate conotations.  I am indeed all for progress. Without progress we would all be sitting in dank caves.  

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 14:10 | 1300178 Things that go bump
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* Double post.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 14:56 | 1298419 Things that go bump
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So, anal retentive it is. They are so lacking in humor that, unable to recognize satire, they invited Stephen Colbert to roast George Bush at the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2006.  That is truly funny.  Unfortunately, they were unable to get the joke.  

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 14:01 | 1298341 sun tzu
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Humor is in the eyes and ears of the beholder. I don't think Jon Stewart is funny or clever at all. There are plenty of very unfunny comedians that are propped up by the entertainment industry. Ellen Degeneres. Kathy Griffin. Sarah Silverman. 

George Carlin was funny. Johnny Carson was funny. I don't think they were liberals.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 14:32 | 1298386 Moe Howard
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Spot on.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 14:55 | 1298415 Things that go bump
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Oh, please take a closer look at George Carlin.  

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 23:55 | 1299552 sun tzu
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Carlin was more of a libertarian. I don't think he would support the cradle to grave nanny state bullshit. He would tell the preacher or the bureaucrat to fuck off when they told him what to do

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 11:56 | 1298190 goldsaver
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Red eye.....

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 12:47 | 1298254 Blano
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Repubs don't need to be funny.  Just reading what the TeleNegro, Pelosi, Reid, Frank et al are doing is enough for belly laughs all by itself.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 12:56 | 1298261 Zero Govt
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Uncle Furker

this is not only funnier than all the leftie jokers in history put together but also has more content in 3 mins than John Stewart could manage his whole miserable leftie life

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO2eh6f5Go0

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:37 | 1298621 Urban Roman
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Nice illustration of UncleFurker's point.

Catchy tune, where was it from, Willy Wonka? But, not funny.

Fail.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 09:36 | 1299871 OldTrooper
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I'll be checking out more of his stuff Zero-G.  Thanks.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 12:04 | 1298199 Azannoth
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Jon Stewart - the only jew on the planet with a good sense of humour, no seriously

But he's no George Carlin

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 13:15 | 1298273 Zero Govt
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the left aren't funny ...they're piss takers... that's all a midget toe rag like Stewart can offer... their only happiness in life is to take the piss out of anything with value, that's because socialists ruin or bankrupt eveything they touch in their miserable, ignorant, worthless existence 

..once you get tired of piss artists like Stewart tearing down everything around them (see their political careers) the penny drops they aren't funny, they're just dumbfuk arsehole suicide socialists trying to sound smart (now that is funny)

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 13:26 | 1298301 RockyRacoon
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You didn't address George Carlin.   He is revered by many here at ZH (myself included) for his disembowelment of ANY administration.  I guess Stewart has 2 things going against him, his "liberal" leanings and I won't name the other one.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 14:05 | 1298347 sun tzu
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He's an arrogant asshole who thinks he's smarter than everyone else?

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 15:25 | 1298482 Azannoth
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close .. but not quite

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 10:35 | 1298069 Arttrader
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"The invisible hand of the market.....is a little touchy-feely"  classic.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 12:33 | 1298236 Drag Racer
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I like this one.

"Only the French would call 2 maids a brigade"

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 15:52 | 1298292 Zero Govt
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here leftie, this is really funny, and unlike big-gob-for-rent John Stewart, it has real content too which midget twit wouldn't know what to do with (socialists run on empty don't you know?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO2eh6f5Go0

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:46 | 1298650 JW n FL
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the fact that you think Obama is a pinko commie and that Jon is important..

 

I dont even know where to begin with you bunch of fucking idiots.

 

This is proof positive of just how fucked we are as a country.. when you fucking butt munch, meth loving republicants swarm ZH!

 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 10:44 | 1298071 Ident 7777 economy
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We are at the point of reaching critical mass regarding Conspiracy Meatheads -

 

- when 57% of the French say DSK was trapped in a plot by his enemies and 70% when the French socialists are queried ...

 

 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 10:53 | 1298106 juangrande
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I've no good reason to say this except for the possibility of it being true. What if a lot of mean spirited elitists partake in such exercises of their power (self perceived or otherwise) as a form of entertainment? And, what if TPTB occasionally throw one to the wolves for reasons that aren't immediately clear to those of us not privy to the backroom workings of said MSE's? I suggest that there is know way of knowing for sure, but it's certainly been known to happen in the past. 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 11:14 | 1298126 ibjamming
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My bet is he was "going rogue"...going against the group...or someone that mattered. 

How easily someone can be "eliminated" in these days of political correctness.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 11:30 | 1298156 JW n FL
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I say he didnt do anything.. it is all just for the T.V. drama of it all.. maybe to get rid of him.. let "We the People" think they have their revenge against the Big Banker! Karma.. anything to settle the sheep down. with 60% suffering..

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 12:13 | 1298216 IEVI
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If he didn't do it, he was set up.

If he did do it, TPTB didn't cover it up to save his ass.

Either way TPTB obviously wanted him gone.

So the important question is, why did they want him gone?

Maybe we can figure that out when we see who replaces him.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 12:35 | 1298238 Drag Racer
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my guess is he did do it and he was set up at the same time.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 02:11 | 1299646 wisefool
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RimShot! The baby boomer generation was oversexed with the media. Plastics my boy, etc.

Intelligence was seen as the ability to get lots of sex, and get away with it such that you still get to be a family/man woman. That way you are superior to the honest headonists, and the honest fundementalists.

The next few generations don't really give a crap about that old paridigm/metrics. porn sites pass security scans from major anti-virus companies with flying colors. Shits going to get real when people actually start valuing ethics again. The Al Gore flower children who have orgies but don't eat meat schtick aint gonna work on a planet with 10 Billion people. Demonizing appetite suppresants like tobacco aint gonna seem that smart when 80% of the population is obese, most especially the young people.

And thinking a guy who is the "great seducer" should be setting up generational systems of debt/wealth aint gonna be the metric for a generation who has had 10+ sex partners on average by the time they graduate high school.

Edit: To make this relevant to the thread title, and to explain why Jon Stewart gets any bandwidth here, you need to understand that Stewart was trained by Craig Kilborn and will always be a retarded copy compared to kilby on the old post-modern. I think comedy central yanked "The Onion Sports dome" because Stewart threw a genine hissy fit. They replaced it with Norm MacDonald so Stewart/Cobert could have some proffered legitimacy to serve out thier contracts. And that is why kilby rules. He knew you can only have so many pyhhric victories before that abyss looks back at you. I expect stewart to follow the path of his mentor and go dark, but he hung on way too long. There is a reason they fire people from SNL after about 5 years, and why Shakespeare is a pen name ...

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 12:37 | 1298241 decon
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If "if" and "but's" were candy and nuts, oh what a christmas we'd have!

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 01:44 | 1299643 Rick64
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Agree

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 11:21 | 1298137 chumbawamba
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What if?

I am Chumbawamba.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 12:03 | 1298202 Azannoth
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"and 70% when the French socialists" - is there a different type ?

Oh I get it you mean moderate vs. hardcore socialists

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 10:42 | 1298079 TIMMAYYY
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not available to Britons....

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 10:52 | 1298095 ElvisDog
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Britons, who are the Britons?

Why, we are all Britons, and I am your king.

I didn't vote for you.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 11:22 | 1298145 Farcical Aquati...
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+1

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 10:45 | 1298081 Careless Whisper
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If the map wasn't labelled, I couldn't find France.

 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 11:50 | 1298176 Things that go bump
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That is a deficiency in your education, not an object of pride.  

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 14:13 | 1298356 Keri at Bankste...
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+1.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 14:22 | 1298370 Careless Whisper
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just sayin' they're irrelevant.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 14:04 | 1298349 sun tzu
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Is that something to brag about?

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 10:43 | 1298083 chumbawamba
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Jon Stewart = Court Jester of the Corporate Elite.

I am Chumbawamba.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 10:50 | 1298092 Texas Gunslinger
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Pardon the early morning inquisition, but can you explain your post?  Which corporations are you referring to?

 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 10:54 | 1298107 10044
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how about the New York Stock Exchange (psst, here's a clue:look up his real name and find out who his brother is)

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 11:03 | 1298116 Coke and Hookers
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Remember the "Million Moderates March"? Stewart's position is that if you are not a part of the "moderate" sheeple majority of society, you are simply insane. Stewart is a hypocritical progressive tool who spends most of his time sucking up to globalist scum like Biden, Clinton and Obama - while criticising the people who have the same policy as the people he sucks up to - the neocons and Fox News mostly. On top of that the guy isn't funny. He's just one of the MSM robots who preach the establishment line more or less.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 11:16 | 1298133 Caviar Emptor
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Mix a few more metaphors please. 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 11:17 | 1298135 firefighter302
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Well Said.

Even among the Cesspool of modern television, this program is uniquely dreadful.

 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:43 | 1298815 Fred C Dobbs
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Which is what he did talking about DSK.  Perhaps the most powerful man on the planet was accused of rape but it could not possibly be a set up.  

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 12:35 | 1298233 Texas Gunslinger
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I'm well aware of who is brother is.

Do you have any links or evidence of him shilling for the NYSE, or are you just talking out of your ass? If you can't find anything with the NYSE, perhaps you could offer some evidence of him shilling for Wall Street in general?  Or how about him defending big corporations.... anything?  Anything, at all?  Bueller?

If anything, Stewart does the exact opposite - he continually slams Wall Street and the plutocratic elite who take advantage of the little guy. 

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@coke and Hookers

You, too, have absolutely no fucking clue what you're talking about.  Stewart has been slamming Obama for over a year, calling him a hypocrite and a disappointment. Perhaps you should do the slightest bit of homework before you embarrass yourself with totally unsupportable accusations. 

Stewart's position is that if you are not a part of the "moderate" sheeple majority of society, you are simply insane.

Wrong! It just so happens that a small group of idiotic, carnival-barking Republicans (Palin, Beck, Bachmann, Limbaugh, Trump, and most Faux News anchors) are reliable sources of lunacy, insanity and unsubstantiated fear mongering, day-in and day-out. If I were a comedian searching for material, I'd watch Faux News all day.  This isn't about trying to create sheeple; it's about a comedian going after the easiest targets who provide endless fodder for mockery and derision.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 13:06 | 1298281 gtb
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You're not a comedian?  Had me fooled...

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 14:22 | 1298367 Keri at Bankste...
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Shut up, you troll.  You aren't fooling anyone here:

"by Texas Gunslinger 
on Thu, 04/28/2011 - 02:34
#1214953

Hi ya'll.

This is my first post at Zero Hedge, and I just wanted to tip my hat and say hello.

I've been reading this website for the past few months (my coin dealer referred me here), and have really learned a lot about silver, gold and all the evil of the Federal Reserve. I've probably learned more here in the past two months, than I did during all my years of high school.

I decided to join, so I could ask questions and keep learning. You guys seem really smart (except the trolls!), so I hope I can learn from everyone. By the way, I hope I don't get attacked by trolls. I see the way they always try to harass everyone with opposite opinions, and it just sucks.

I'm just a simple man trying to learn what happened to my country, and what I can do to get her back to the days before Obummer and his socialist agenda. I'm mad. I'm armed, and ain't no one going to take my country, especially an African.

ok...so anyway, that's that.

God bless, and god bless the USA."

Your words, not mine.  Stop wasting your time here, you liar.  Its Saturday anyway: you should at "at Walmart" investigating "dog food prices."   

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 19:52 | 1299115 jomama
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pwnt

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 10:56 | 1298108 chumbawamba
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All of them.

I am Chumbawamba.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 11:10 | 1298121 Texas Gunslinger
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Thanks for the explanation.  To be honest, though, I still don't understand. 

Any chance you could try again?

 

 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 11:23 | 1298143 chumbawamba
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If I explain it to you then it'll be less meaningful than if you figure it out yourself.

I am Chumbawamba.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 11:35 | 1298157 Texas Gunslinger
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Lame.

In other words, you have no fucking clue what you're talking about.

Perhaps if you post something about debt collectors, I'll take your post seriously.  Until then, you're just another ZH carnival barker, talking out of your ass. 

 

 

 

 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 11:43 | 1298163 chumbawamba
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OK, don't listen to me.  After all, I'm lame and don't know what I'm talking about.  Go turn on your TV and find the answers there.  Wisdom awaits you...in between the commercials.

I am Chumbawamba.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 12:00 | 1298197 tmosley
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TG is a troll.  He started off being an excellent troll, but now he just runs around insulting people like a weak William the Bastard rip off.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 14:28 | 1298376 Keri at Bankste...
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Yes, and he didn't even last very long as a "hi y'all" Texan.  Just junk him, he's a serial liar anyway and its not worth reading his posts.  There is not information there: only disinformation.  He'll eventually go away again and get another name, perhaps "Mile High Biker" or something like that.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 11:56 | 1298184 chumbawamba
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Here is your thoughtful genius, explaining his disappointment in his anointed paladin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_U4lRkLHko#t=1m13s

But he doesn't know if his expectations were fair to Obama.

So, paraphrasing: "Well, I expected him to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and bring the troops home, end the practice of torture, close the Guantanamo Bay gulag, punish those who destroyed our economy and return honor, respect and prosperity to America, all these things he promised to us, but I don't know if my expectations of him were fair."

Your hero.

I am Talking Out My Ass.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 12:01 | 1298198 Texas Gunslinger
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LOL !!!

That's your defense of him being a shill for the corporate elite?

????

LOL

idiot.

Those early morning phone calls from the debt collectors are robbing you of much needed sleep. 

 

 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 12:52 | 1298257 CD
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http://trololololololololololo.com/

Yes, JS is a CAPTURED part of the media machine, guaranteed to be harmless rather than subversive. But in my mind, he moons his captors from his prison cell every once in a while, and that is still more than can be said for you TG - you take to your role of targeted psyops with great relish and pride.

I find Stewart amusing, and believe that non-panicked sheeple still have more of a chance to open their eyes and learn about reality than panicked/worked into a partisan lather group of sheeple, but see your point. He is equally dismissive of "conspiracy theory" that has long since become conspiracy fact.


Sat, 05/21/2011 - 13:00 | 1298276 WaterWings
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Well put.

Texas Gunslinger has want of a defense lawyer for High Trolling.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 14:19 | 1298361 Bay of Pigs
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What happened to the other Gunslinger account user who was the religious nut?

He seemed so sincere and nice...ha ha.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 21:48 | 1299326 StychoKiller
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Perhaps his dog ate him because he couldn't afford dog food from Walmart any more!

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 01:47 | 1299648 Rick64
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He was raptured.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 12:59 | 1298275 Coke and Hookers
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This is a funny video. He does the 'freezing' thing a few times there and says a lot of 'uh' like Obama when he's running without a script. I'm absolutely amazed that anybody here thinks this guy is somehow edgy and anti-establishment. Who do you think his audience are? You can look it up if you want. I saw some vids from the Million Moron March and the place was swarming with neolib sheep. That's his audience; sheep who think truth is to be found in mainstream media. He's a bit like a lefty version of Glenn Beck. Both appear to be somehow 'edgy' but in reality they pander to their MSM audience and avoid any real controversy. Their criticism of anything establishment is toothless and worthless. I see Stewart as the same kind of moron as the left sees Beck - except I regard both as morons. MSM morons working for their MSM masters.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 13:42 | 1298312 Zero Govt
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Texas Gunslinger

which corporations is Stewart a paid shill for? ...the big bent media corporations for starters

...we couldn't have the beloved of the left Obumma, Biden and Timmay in the week they all robbed peoples pensions because their books are so crooked (socialism down the ages) being Target No.1 for the hired midget toe rag John Stewart now could we?

...let's ignore the theft of peoples future security by the thieves in Washington and focus on real issues that effect people this week on the 'Hired Big Gob Show' right?

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 10:44 | 1298087 Quinvarius
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When was the last time a hotel maid came into your room, while you were still there, to clean?  Just seems odd to me.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 10:57 | 1298109 ElvisDog
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Are you kidding me? Has happened to me a lot. They have a certain number of rooms to clean and can't go home until they're done. They are motivated to get in and clean the rooms as soon as they can. One time two maids came into my room while I was getting dressed. They ignored me when I asked them to give me a minute. The fact that I was in my underwear didn't phase them a bit.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 11:02 | 1298110 Bam_Man
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I believe it was early afternoon - the normal time for making up rooms. The fact that DSK was still in the room (and not out and about in NYC) is the unusual part.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 11:49 | 1298179 gwar5
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It was after the 12 check out time, no 'DNS' sign on the door handle, no answer to the desk calling the room, the male cleaning supervisor had gone in and found the room empty and OK'd it for clean up, and the maid also knocked and shouted 3 times per protocol before she entered. It was like a naked DSK hid in the room to pounce. Weird.

And, if the maid really has AIDS then it totally destroys DKS's consensual sex argument. 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 13:05 | 1298279 Miss Expectations
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I was attending a big sales meeting and at dinner one of the sales guys told us about the maid coming into his room.  He said he had a big pimple on his ass, so after he got out of the shower he was bending over with his ass facing the full-length mirror in the entry area.  He was bending over, reaching behind trying to pop the thing.  The maid knocks and flings open the door, shocking both of them.  He ran for the bathroom and she ran away.  See, when you get caught naked, normal people try to hide.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 14:12 | 1298357 hurdygurdypauli...
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Everything seems odd to minds that cannot grasp logic...

 

The maid's job is to clean the room.  If you do not have a do not disturb and are still in the room after checkout time, they will rap at the door then come in if you do not answer.   Being you obviously haven't stayed in many hotel rooms, will you still find it odd once I say hundreds of times... they rapped and walked in.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:08 | 1298881 Quinvarius
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What is logical about making as many assumptions as you just made?  Try not to use the word "if" so many times if you are going to insult someone about logic.  LOL.

The fact is, the attack time has already changed twice.  So you don't know anything you just posted to be true.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 01:08 | 1299629 chindit13
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Yesterday.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 10:53 | 1298099 ManOfBliss
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Jon Stewart is a liberal clown. Yawn...

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 11:30 | 1298154 JW n FL
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Liberal?

like democrat is liberal?

like progressive liberal democrat?

like that..

as opposed too..

Conservative..

like Republicans are conservative?

like regressive conservative republican?

like that?

 

I see.. you do understand that other than your feelings.. or the feelings that your owners evoke in you.. like with say.. abortion! or Gays! or??? whatever else you are capable of grasping.. minus the fact that the Lobby Rules ALL, all the time.. and you get to bitch about what they create for you to bitch about.. which has no baring on which way the rivers of money flow.. so no on cares! see?

 

Huffington Post ---------------> that way! 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 12:10 | 1298212 Oracle of Kypseli
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Definition of Democrats

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWpU8sX10_4

 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 12:42 | 1298247 Rodent Freikorps
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Okay, I lol'ed.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 12:39 | 1298242 lizzy36
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I adore labels.

Allows one to dismiss others, without having to think about the merits of their opinions. Definitely for the intellectually astute.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 12:48 | 1298250 Rodent Freikorps
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They are also useful for demonizing, and de-humanizing the opposition.

They always ramp up before the pogroms. Humans suck.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 12:50 | 1298255 JW n FL
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I hate both.. but here.. I use the Republicant bate.. based on the wanna be conservatives who congregate here.. trying to be even more conservative while stumping for abortion! lulz.. Fail!

 

there are more of them than the would be liberals.. and honestly it is easier to feed the blue pill to liberals progressives than it is to wanna be hell fire abportion freaks.. to my personal experience.

 

Did you hit the laser hair removal place up yet? can we see an after pic? TIA

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 13:17 | 1298287 lizzy36
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as requested:

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 13:21 | 1298297 Rodent Freikorps
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Ewww.

Those look too much like Moobs.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:42 | 1298643 JW n FL
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I liked you so much better in boots.. and an uncomfortable top!

my mind was playing trick on me.. again!

well you may have won this time.. but you will never take my dreams from me!

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 19:41 | 1299095 jomama
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win

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 20:00 | 1299142 nmewn
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;-)

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 18:04 | 1300466 Miles Kendig
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Lizzy in stride is a sight to behold, eh nmewn?  :D

http://youtu.be/FNhYJgDdCu4

I'm sure you'll recover JW in FL  :D

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