Jon Stewart on Charlie Hebdo

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January 14, 2015
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Yes, he’s a hyperpartisan, ultra-liberal, obnoxious jerk. But Jon Stewart’s response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks is very funny. Here’s a video from the Daily Show right after the attacks:

And here’s one about the march in Paris that was notably missing the winner of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize:

America Conspicuously Absent At Paris Rally

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January 11, 2015
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The War On Blasphemy continues apace.

Obama gets his wish

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January 9, 2015
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Hey, remember when the President of the United States said:

“The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

Well, I guess the future doesn’t belong to them, now that they’re dead.

UPDATE: Perhaps I was being too hard on the president. He doesn’t want the death penalty for “those who slander the prophet of Islam”, just some jail time:

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula

Did Bill Clinton commit rape… Again?

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January 4, 2015
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Seven races that will decide Senate control in 2016

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January 4, 2015
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The most moving thing I read all year

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January 2, 2015
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Was this note by a transgendered teen who committed suicide by walking in front of a tractor-trailer.

41% of transgendered people have attempted suicide, according to a survey with a sample size of 7,000. I hope the world shows more compassion to these people, who have it tough enough without others trying to tell them what gender they ought to be.

How you can tell that a rape report is false

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January 1, 2015
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When the Lying Liberal Media makes a big deal of it.

The Tawana Brawley case – a LIE
The Jamie Leigh Jones case – a LIE
The Duke Lacrosse case – a LIE
The UVA/Rolling Stone case – a LIE
That chick who carries around a mattress to get course credit at Columbia university – a LIE

The accused in these cases were white. But blacks actually comprise 48% of rapists, more than any other race.

Rape victims are 70% white. But, somehow, there doesn’t seem to be any mention in the “news”papers or TV “news” about an epidemic of black-on-white rape…

CUNY student newspaper advocates violence

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December 24, 2014
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I wonder if this counts as a “micro-aggression” or something:

The time for peace has passed, indeed it never existed in this country. It doesn’t matter if [Michael] Brown robbed a convenience store, or even if he assaulted [Darren] Wilson.

While there are opportunists who have used the protests to their own end, the acts of looting, destruction of property, and violence directed towards state representatives is not only warranted, it is necessary.

The problem with the protestors’ violence in Ferguson is that it is unorganized. If the violence was to be organized, and the protestors armed – more so than the few that sparingly are – then the brunt of social pressures would not be laid onto middling proprietors, but unto those deserving the most virulent response of an enraged populace.

YOU can download The Interview today!

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December 24, 2014
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Courtesy of Sony, Google, and Microsoft. Kudos to them! Apple is conspicuously absent from the fray. I guess they don’t want people to “Think Different” after all:

According to people briefed on the matter, Sony had in recent days asked the White House for help in lining up a single technology partner — Apple, which operates iTunes — but the tech company was not interested, at least not on a speedy time table.

No matter. Apple customers like me can get the movie from Google Play or YouTube and watch it on the YouTube or Google Play apps on our iOS devices.

UPDATE 12/30: The Interview is now on iTunes!

How to deal with the police

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December 24, 2014
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Adam Carolla, my favorite podcast host, and a libertarian police skeptic, explains:

Who’s the greater idiot?

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December 24, 2014
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The protesters, who protest the fact that a police officer shot someone who was trying to shoot him, or the officer himself:

The officer also had a body camera issued to him at the start of his shift, but he was not wearing it. The car’s dash-camera was not activated.

There’s some more head-scratching stuff here. Apparently, the officer was conducting a “routine business check”. Can I get those for my home while I’m on vacation? I’m guessing not…

Also, he “confronted” “suspects”. Suspected of what? As far as I can tell from the video, the “suspects” had done nothing suspicious.

What if

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December 23, 2014
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What if the Tea Party had held a rally where one of the speakers urged the crowd to “Burn this bitch down”? What if some Tea Partiers had then proceeded to riot and loot businesses?

What if some Tea Partiers had beaten a black man to death with hammers just for being black?

What if Tea Party protests were organized by a fringe extremist group that wants to overthrow the U.S. government?

What if Tea Party protesters had marched through New York City, yelling, “What do we want? Dead cops!”

What if one of the protesters had then shot two police officers? Can you imagine how President Obama and the Lying Liberal Media would react? He’d have issued one of his famous executive orders banning the Tea Party!