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This Week in The Daily Show and Colbert Report for February 6, 2010

Texas seems to be a mass of mixed emotion in regards to religion in government. I can think of at least one devout Texan who would be interested in this story.
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It took the Obama administration the weekend to decide how to handle the situation in Egypt. Before the weekend, it looked loose support for the government structure, but after the weekend, once numerous reports came out about violence against the protesters, the rhetoric shifted.
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I am not sure sure, but I think that Jon Stewart was channeling Glenn Beck by mock insinuating that Sarah Palin may be a Russian spy sleeper agent, but whatever he was doing, it was a funny game of connect the dots. I think what is more important about that clip is that most Republicans try and claim that it was President Reagan who beat the Soviet Union, but this is the first I have heard them claim that they just spent themselves into bankruptcy. That is usually the argument made by Democrats.
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Bill Gates comes on to promote the eradication of polio from India, Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan, the four countries that humanitarian aid has never been able to erradicate polio from.
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Michael Steele is a great sport, after numerous episodes with Stewart and Wyatt Cenac making fun with a mini-puppet, he came on this week to talk about the current situation the Republican party is in.
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Who knew there was rape and then there was rape-rape? Thanks Kristen Schaal for clearing that one up! Republicans are trying to draw a line in the sand between what types of rape the federal government would help fund abortions for.
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The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mike Mullen, explains just how close a relationship the US government and military has had with Egypt over the past 30 years.
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Paul Offit, MD talks with Stephen Colbert about his new book, Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All, where he talks about how important vaccinations are and about the half million Americans who medically can’t get vaccines that depend on everyone else to get vaccinated to protect them.
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These government approved wingless wynz seem very scary, even if they are just white meat wyngz.
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Here is another segment in Bill O’Reilly‘s sayings that don’t make any scientific sense.
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Enjoy

Dany

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February 6, 2011 7:55 pm Posted by | Alaska, astronomy, books, clips, DC, Egypt, food, health, Islam, Law, medicine, Middle East, politics, Religion, science, Texas, tv, Washington, Washington DC | Leave a comment

The Daily Show Roundup for the week of June 20th, 2010

The most impressive clip of the week comes after what must have been a TON of work by The Daily Show staff to dig up clips from every US President from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama talking the talk and oh how similar that talk has been over the years about American energy independence. Thanks to No Agenda 209 (subscribe here) for bringing this segment to my attention.
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Virtual unknown Alvin Greene wins the Democratic primary for the Senate race, he will go up against incumbent Republican, Jim DeMint, now nobody is happy. The whole thing seems quite comical, but no one except political pundits probably care.
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The media is starting to realize that there is a definate difference between campaign promise Obama and President Obama and that once a person gets into the Oval Office they realize the job isn’t so easy as they thought it would be during the campaign. I again hope everyone would visit the Politifact Obameter that grades the President on each of the 500+ campaign promises he’s made.
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The No Agenda show has been talking about Afghanistan’s vast mineral resources since the 2007 report came out, too bad it has taken until now, 2010, for the mainstream media to notice this finding.
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I just have one question, why is Joe Barton, a Texas Representative, apologizing to the head of BP?
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Enjoy

Dany

June 21, 2010 12:11 am Posted by | clips, DC, nature, podcasts, politics, South Carolina, Texas, tv, Washington, Washington DC | Leave a comment

Snopes.com Roundup of Politics, Barack Obama, Al Gore and Healthcare

I stumbled upon Snopes.com, the internet’s rumor debunking website, think of it like a one stop shop for internet investigative journalism, usually revolving around news stories that swarm bulk email inboxes. I’m including a handful of interesting stories I came across tonight on all types of political rumors, some true, others untrue and still more that are a mixture of fact and fiction:

1. President Obama‘s Hawaiian birth certificate a forgery: FALSE

2. Barack Obama does not qualify as a natural-born US citizen, thus would not qualify for President of the US: FALSE

3. A recent executive order by President Obama grants INTERPOL diplomatic immunity and will now be able to investigate any American without having to adhere to American’s constitutional rights: Mixture of truth and falsehoods

4. The US healthcare bills passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate MAY be considered unconstitutional: TRUE

5. Al Gore‘s Tennessee home was less energy efficient than George W. Bush‘s Texas ranch: TRUE (hey, that surprised me too! I rarely say this but GOOD JOB BUSH!)

6. Al Gore‘s home consumes more than the average American household: Mixture of truth and falsehoods

Lastly, my favorite article of the night:

7. Al Gore claims he invented the internet: FALSE

Thanks to Snopes for providing an evening of quality learning entertaining.

Enjoy!

Dany

January 16, 2010 2:05 am Posted by | DC, economy, Law, medicine, politics, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Washington DC | Leave a comment