What are libertarians? What values do they hold dear? What do they want out of life? What do they like to eat? Why is it that they can see a pentangle on the palm of their next victim when the full moon shines? Am I maybe confusing libertarians with werewolves?
The Daily Show investigates…
April 27, 2005: Fire Hazard
More after the jump.
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March 16, 2004: Interview – John Stossel
June 4, 2007: Interview – Ron Paul
February 19, 2003: Banned Aid
June 7, 2005: Guns for Tots Revisited
October 21, 2008: Interview – Christopher Buckley
July 26, 2005: Summer of the Backpack
June 5, 2000: Interview – Penn and Teller*
<sup>* Okay, so they don't really talk about libertarianism in this clip, but they're pretty much the most vocal libertarians in entertainment, so it seemed wrong to leave them off the list.</sup>
Tags: Christopher Buckley, Ed Helms, Guns, John Stossel, Jon Stewart, Libertarian, Ron Paul, Samantha Bee, Second Amendment, The Daily Show
Change truly has come to the nation. Change of all kinds. Even some words are changing their meanings. Like, for example, "liberal."
Balloon Juice points us to this…
Forbes.com has its list of the “The 25 Most Influential Liberals In The U.S. Media“. Here’s some of the people on the list: Maureen Dowd, Tom Friedman, Chris Hitchens, Andrew Sullivan, Fareed Zakaria, Fred Hiatt.
Come on! Where's Christopher Buckley? He said something nice about Barack Obama once. What about Joe Scarborough? He's on MSNBC; that must qualify him as a liberal, right?
Wait a minute! Scott McClellan's not on the list? He wrote a book that was critical of his time spent in Bush's administration. If that doesn't make you a liberal, what does?
And, really, couldn't we get Sean Hannity on that list? He supports the Emancipation Proclamation. Doesn't that qualify him for consideration?
Tags: Andrew Sullivan, Christopher Buckley, Christopher Hitchens, Fareed Zakaria, Joe Scarborough, Maureen Dowd, Scott McClellan, Sean Hannity, Thomas Friedman
Jesus! The Republican Party sure is hemorrhaging conservative support as the last grains of sand twirl through the election hour glass.
Earlier today, we got news that former U.S. Press Secretary Scott "The Weasel" McClellan — who recently came out against the Bush administration's illegal activities in the Iraq debacle about six years too late — will be voting for Barack Obama.
Now we're finding out that an actual honest-to-god McCain campaign adviser, Charles Fried, has already voted for Obama. His rationale? Because of McCain's "choice of Sarah Palin at a time of deep national crisis."
And — since we're already feeling light-headed from the blood loss — we might as well go all the way and watch two conservatives give their reasons for voting against McCain from tonight's edition of Hardball: former Massachusetts governor and Mitt Romney supporter William Weld and the world's drunkest intellectual and Iraq War apologist, Christopher Hitchens. Weld, in his Obama endorsement, is very respectful of McCain. Hitchens is less so (and, therefore, more entertaining), calling McCain "weird" several times and implying that he might even be going senile. No, I correct myself… coming right out and saying that.
And that's just today. A few days ago, libertarian-conservative Christopher Buckley — who shares DNA with conservative icon William F. Buckley — sat down with Chris Matthews. After the jump…
And, I would be remiss if I didn't mention Buckley's recent conversation with Jon Stewart…
Is that enough anemia for now?
Tags: Chris Matthews, Christopher Buckley, Christopher Hitchens, John McCain, Jon Stewart, MSNBC, Scott McClellan, The Daily Show