As Jon Stewart pointed out on last night's Daily Show, TV pundits have been comparing the protests in Madison, Wisconsin to everything from the demonstrations in Tunisia and Egypt to 9/11. Of course, none of those are even remotely apt. Anyone with an ounce of historical perspective can see the situation in Madison is more like a cross between the assassination of William McKinley and the great Chicago fire with a dash of the divorce of Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson thrown in. Duh.
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The thing about these protests in Egypt is that there's no guarantee that whomever seizes control of the country will allow democracy to blossom. Anyone could wind up on top. Could be the Muslim Brotherhood. Could be the Muslim Sisterhood. Could be the Muslim Unclehood. That would be tough on everybody in the Middle East. Can you imagine all the corny jokes and time that would be devoted to restoring old cars on the front lawn? What if it was the Muslim Grandmotherhood? I don't think that that region of the globe has enough hard candies to support a regime like that.
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While discussing Rep. Steve Cohen's inappropriate comparison of the GOP to Joseph Goebbels, Fox News's Megyn Kelly claimed this week that the pundits and hosts on her network never equate their opponents to Nazis. Well, as you can probably imagine, it took almost no effort for Jon Stewart and the Daily Show staff to thoroughly refute Kelly's assertion. Maybe next time, she'll stick to statements that aren't quite as demonstrably false. You know, like, "the sky is red" or "water is dry."
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On last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart attempted to coin some new words to describe the rhetorical offenses of Sarah Palin, from "Anchorage Steamer" to "Palin-drome" to "Caribou Ball-Swivel." Say what you will about Palin, but those terms are pretty hard to refudiate.
Oh, and Jon invited the Governor to come on the show. Sure it seems like a long shot, but they said putting a man on the Sun was a long shot too. Dare to dream!
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Last night, Sarah Palin faced some tough questioning from the Grand Overlord of Hannity's America and discussed, among other things: surveyors marks, (surprise! they were cross hairs all along), blood libel (criticism of her use is itself a blood libel), and her plans for the future…
Meanwhile, when asked about speculation the recent controversies have disrupted any future political ambitions, Palin vowed she will continue to speak her mind.
"I am not ready to make an announcement about what my political future is going to be. But I will tell you … I am not going to sit down. I am not going to shut up,"she said.
Alright, that's an exaggeration. It wasn't a full three nanoseconds.
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