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  • Queer comics leave the closet behind

    05/04/2017 6:36:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Bay Area Reporter ^ | May 4, 2017 | Matthew S. Bajko
    In the "Lumberjanes" comic books the action has literally moved beyond the proverbial gay closet and into the woods. The acclaimed series centers around a group of girls of various sexual orientations and gender identities at a Girl Scout-like camp who battle supernatural spirits. Launched in 2014 by Boom! Box, an imprint of Boom! Studios, the ongoing series has drawn high praise from critics and earned several awards. It has also been a platform for its creators to introduce young readers to different queer topics, from using the proper pronouns for someone who is genderqueer to portraying a family headed...
  • That hypocrisy is also real' — Jon Stewart takes liberals to task (video)

    11/17/2016 9:23:00 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 14 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | November 17, 2016 | Arielle Berger
    Jon Stewart did not have many jokes to make on Thursday about President-elect Donald Trump's election victory, but he instead offered empathy for some Trump supporters.
  • Jon Stewart says "Man Baby" Donald Trump is Ineligible to be President

    05/11/2016 6:28:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    decider.com ^ | 5/10/16 | Meghan O'Keefe
    When Jon Stewart left The Daily Show last year he left a major void in the late night television landscape. Not only was Stewart considered one of the most sharp political satirists on television, but he also hates Donald Trump. The two have a long-standing rivalry.... “Look I don’t even know if Donald Trump is eligible to be President — that’s not a birther thing,” Stewart said. “I’m not a constitutional scholar so I can’t necessarily say, but are you eligible to run if you are a man-baby or a baby man?”
  • Democrats need Jon Stewart moderating to their rescue (Quarter million liberals sign petition)

    08/22/2015 8:22:34 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 21, 2015 | 8:09pm
    <p>A comedian moderating a presidential debate? Why not, if it’s Jon Stewart handling a face-off of Democrats?</p> <p>Yes, Stewart was far from impartial in his long run on his satirical “The Daily Show.” But he hasn’t played favorites within the Democratic Party. And many folks trust him: 150,000 have signed a petition pushing for him to host a presidential gig.</p>
  • ‘Turtle’ McConnell, ‘Sharknado’ among Wikipedia edits from Congress (MiniTrue at work)

    08/22/2015 1:34:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/22/15 11:10 AM EDT | Mario Trujillo
    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is not a turtle. Ian Ziering of “90210” was in the movie “Sharknado.” And Sapphire from the movie “Almost Famous” is a “Band Aid.” Those are among the anonymous edits to Wikipedia that have originated from IP addresses in Congress during the August recess, when lawmakers take their annual hiatus from Washington and life around the Capitol quiets down. Changes to Wikipedia from congressional IP addresses became a mini-controversy around this time last year, when more than 100 edits were made. […] The McConnell edit that came from Senate this month actually removed a prank...
  • NBC and CBS Hype Push to Have Jon Stewart Moderate 2016 Debate

    08/21/2015 2:55:49 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 21, 2015 | 12:44 PM EDT | Kyle Drennen
    Just two weeks after the broadcast networks mourned “cultural icon” Jon Stewart leaving The Daily Show, Friday’s NBC Today and CBS This Morning touted an online petition on the liberal Change.org website urging the Commission on Presidential Debates to select the left-wing comedian as a 2016 debate moderator. On Today, co-host Matt Lauer wondered: “Could the presidential race be in Jon Stewart's future?” Fill-in weatherperson Dylan Dryer followed: “Well, that’s the hope of a lot of people....A Change.org petition requesting Stewart moderate one of the 2016 presidential debates has been signed almost 140,000 times and that number is growing by...
  • New petition wants Jon Stewart to moderate a presidential debate

    08/20/2015 3:22:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    zap2it ^ | August 20, 2015 | Larry Carroll
    Some people want to vote for Hillary; others want to vote Jeb. Still, there are others who prefer Carly, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson or The Donald. But when it comes to the 2016 Presidential Election, this much we can all agree on: We want more Jon Stewart. Now, there’s a new petition making the rounds that might just make that American dream come true. And if this Change.org movement has its way, the recently-retired “Daily Show” host will moderate an upcoming Presidential debate. “Jon Stewart is more than qualified to tackle the moderating job,” says the petition. “Mr. Stewart has...
  • JON STEWART WILL HOST WWE’S SUMMERSLAM

    08/18/2015 6:57:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    AwfulAnnouncing.com ^ | 8/17/15 | Matt Yoder
    Jon Stewart is taking his talents to the squared circle. After retiring from The Daily Show, Stewart has been named as host of the WWE pay per view extravaganza SummerSlam this Sunday from Brooklyn. Stewart is one of the biggest celebrity WWE fans there is and was a guest on an episode of Monday Night Raw earlier this year. In other words, he actually knows a thing or two about the product....
  • College kids: Trump won debate (Trump's Dreamers - All Dreams Matter)

    08/15/2015 12:36:22 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/10/2015 | Kevin Cirilli
    A plurality of college students think billionaire businessman Donald Trump won the first Republican presidential debate, according to a poll released Monday. Twenty-six percent of college or college-bound students said Trump won the debate, according to a survey from Chegg, an online textbook rental and tutoring company. Sixteen percent said former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush won, 14 percent thought Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) won and 10 percent went for Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Ten percent of college students said nobody won.
  • Jon Stewart’s irrelevance [Viewership CRATERED as time went on]

    08/11/2015 3:36:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    World Crass ^ | 8/11/15 | Crassus
    Of recent late-night comedy shows to go off the air, the one with the steepest decline in its final year was Jon Stewart’s. In his concluding performance, Stewart had 3.5 million viewers, and in his last year he had an average of 1.5 million viewers per show.
  • Jon Stewart asked people to look for evidence of him toting water for Obama so we did

    08/10/2015 6:59:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/10/15 | FreeBeacon
    Before he left The Daily Show, Jon Stewart asked people to look for evidence of him toting water for Obama so we did.
  • Jon Stewart, Patron Saint of Liberal Smugness

    08/10/2015 12:14:49 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | AUG. 7, 2015 | GERARD ALEXANDER
    Many liberals, but not conservatives, believe there is an important asymmetry in American politics. These liberals believe that people on opposite sides of the ideological spectrum are fundamentally different. Specifically, they believe that liberals are much more open to change than conservatives, more tolerant of differences, more motivated by the public good and, maybe most of all, smarter and better informed. The evidence for these beliefs is not good. Liberals turn out to be just as prone to their own forms of intolerance, ignorance and bias. But the beliefs are comforting to many. They give their bearers a sense of...
  • REMEMBER WHEN JON STEWART CALLED HARRY TRUMAN A WAR CRIMINAL?

    08/07/2015 10:37:28 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 8.6.15 | Aaron Goldstein
    Today is the 70th anniversary of President Truman’s decision to bomb Hiroshima. Today is also Jon Stewart’s final appearance as host of The Daily Show. Given the confluence of these two events, I somehow neglected to mention perhaps the daftest thing Stewart ever did during his 16 years host of The Daily Show in my rather brutal assessment of his intelligence and his comedic talents. Remember in 2009 when Stewart told Cliff May, president of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, that President Truman was a war criminal because he dropped the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
  • Jon Stewart Reduced to Stenographer After White House Meetings Revealed

    07/29/2015 4:34:34 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | Joe Concha
    For Jon Stewart, this certainly isn’t the high note he wanted to go out on. The guy who prides himself on speaking truth to power, as the anti-establishment, take-to-both-sides-hero for millennials everywhere… reduced to a stenographer for a sitting president so thin-skinned about any and all criticism that he needs to dictate his own comedy. As originally reported in Politico by Darren Samuelson, the outgoing Daily Show host met with President Barack Obama twice in the past four years but failed to let anyone know about it. It was only then that Stewart — who loves to play the “I’m...
  • Mr. President, you are a (bleep) liar.

    07/29/2015 4:05:38 PM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | July 29, 2015 | By DrJohn
    Barack Obama is a fundamentally dishonest man. I have stated here repeatedly that I believe him to be a sociopath– not unlike Frank Underwood in House of Cards and I am more convinced of it every time Obama speaks. His endless lying about the ACA is the stuff of legend but what really stands out is his sheer audacious mendacity. When asked if he mislead the country about the ACA, Obama said unequivocally: “No. I did not.” Barack Obama is a bald faced liar. And he just can’t stop. The other night Obama appeared on the TV show of his...
  • Paglia: Trump Funnier Than Jon Stewart

    07/29/2015 9:56:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | unknown
    In part one of our three-day conversation with Camille Paglia, the brilliant cultural critic talked Bill Cosby, Bill Clinton and the odd, persistent return of ’90s political correctness. Today she takes on even hotter-button topics: Religion and atheism, Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” legacy, liberals and Fox News, and presidential candidates Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders.
  • Obama Asked Jon Stewart to Secretly Meet—Twice

    07/28/2015 10:36:50 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 50 replies
    Newser ^ | 7/28/15 | Kate Seamons
    A 2,500-word piece by Darren Samuelsohn for Politico certainly doesn't bury the lead: President Obama has twice asked Jon Stewart to make, as the story's headline puts it, "secret" visits to the White House to meet with him. The "previously unreported" meetings, which occurred in October 2011 (amid the budget battle) and February 2014 (right before Obama discussed Russia and Ukraine on TV), were confirmed via White House visitor logs and by three former aides to the president, and were used by Obama "as a chance to sell the administration’s ideas," per Samuelsohn, who interprets the meetings as such: "To...
  • Jon Stewart's secret White House visits

    07/28/2015 6:08:46 AM PDT · by Bratch · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | July 28, 2015 | DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    Jon Stewart slipped unnoticed into the White House in the midst of the October 2011 budget fight, summoned to an Oval Office coffee with President Barack Obama that he jokingly told his escort felt like being called into the principal’s office. In February 2014, Obama again requested Stewart make the trip from Manhattan to the White House, this time for a mid-morning visit hours before the president would go before television cameras to warn Russia that “there will be costs” if it made any further military intervention in Ukraine. To engage privately with the president in his inner sanctum at...
  • WHILE ELDERLY JEWISH PROTESTERS ARE ARRESTED OUTSIDE HIS OFFICE, SCHUMER HANGS OUT W/JON STEWART

    07/25/2015 7:20:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/25/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    How in touch is Senator Schumer with his constituents? Two days ago a number of Jewish protesters, most of them elderly, were arrested while protesting the nuclear deal with Iran and calling on Schumer to do the right thing. And Schumer ignored them. Instead his Twitter account showed him smirking side by side with champion smirker and opponent of Israel, Jon Stewart.   .@ComedyCentral will miss Jon; thanks for letting me crash tonight. @TheDailyShow #DailyShow pic.twitter.com/FmNWJo54vc — Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) July 24, 2015 The contrast is unfortunately quite striking.   While his constituents were going to jail to protest...
  • Obama: The Real IRS Scandal Lack of Funding, So Blame Congress

    07/23/2015 4:06:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | Guy Benson
    resident Obama swung by The Daily Show earlier this week and was challenged by outgoing host Jon Stewart over government incompetence on his watch. Pressed on prominent instances of malfeasance and ineptitude that have plagued the federal bureaucracy during his administration -- from the VA wait list scandal, to the catastrophic OPM hack, to the IRS targeting affair -- Obama breezily dismissed the latter example as a non-scandal, chalking it up to Congress writing "crummy" laws that were merely implemented "poorly and stupidly."  The Washington Times reports: President Obama defended the IRS Tuesday in an interview with “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, saying the tea party-targeting scandal...