Once More, With Feeling

I really don’t have anything that can top this, so I’m just going to repost it:

This is how realignments happen. Also, dog in a bucket:

Really, that’s all I’ve got today. GFY.

105 replies
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    Redshirt says:

    GFY = Go Fuck Yourself?

    That’s a fine how-do-ya-do! Dog in bucket makes up for it though. Love! Dog in bucket!

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    MikeTheZ says:

    They need to post the uncensored version of that somewhere, like nao.

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    All I can say is anyone who deliberately provokes Stewart must be into spankings (NTTAWWT) because you have to know you’re going to experience some serious butt hurt.

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    beltane says:

    Imagine how unbearably awful this country would be without Jon Stewart. He is like the depository of America’s sanity.

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    Earl says:

    Well, GFY as u Galt awy n ur bukkit…

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    Cat Lady says:

    Today is the first day of the rest of Bernie Goldberg’s GFY life. Couldn’t happen to a bigger smarmier hypocritical douchey asshat. GFY Bernie!

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    jeffreyw says:

    I was so happy that the clip was as good as the hype, too often I’m let down. Here’s a bee for ya.

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    MikeTheZ says:

    Btw, how is “Go fuck yourself” not yet in the lexicon? Get on that!

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    Joy says:

    Stewart is on a roll lately. LMAO!

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    cleek says:

    Goldberg doesn’t deserve the attention

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    Randy P says:

    I suggested in the earlier money thread that if the US is converting to a Chicken Standard, we need to keep chicken deposits at the Federal Reserve. The suggestion was made (by Bill E Pilgrim) that this be done in Chicken Bouillon (ba-dum-tish). Which I think is brilliant.

    But this begs an interesting question. If your doctor will take, say, 200 chickens in exchange for an appendectomy, can you pay it off as 20 bouillon cubes instead? Is it time to start hoarding bouillon? Will the currency exchange include beef and veggie?

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    beltane says:

    @Randy P: 200 chickens=$400. It’ll take you at least 2,000 chickens to pay for that appendectomy, and that is not including anesthesia. Chickens as currency isn’t worth chicken sh-t; Lowden should have proposed trading in sides of beef.

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    burnspbesq says:

    A reminder that the Right doesn’t have a monopoly on potentially violent insanity in this country.


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    BethanyAnne says:

    Beyond all the concentrated awesome of the singers, I loved the bit about Fox News being the lupus of news. Just a fabulous meme.

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    R-Jud says:

    I know Slate sucks, but this Jan Swafford article was fun to read. Musicians and/or math nerds, of which there are a few around here, might like it.

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    jeffreyw says:

    @Randy P: Will chicken feed be interest paid? That would mean that chicken shit would be interest earned. A derivative trader is now a chicken hawk?

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    geg6 says:

    Dog in the bucket always makes my day. Thanks, John.

    Gotta admit, I’ve watched that entire Daily Show segment about a hundred times. It never gets old.

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    jeffreyw says:

    Chicken scratchings now an audit trail?

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    Brian J says:

    @Cat Lady:

    I’m not sure which Fox News personality deserves to be punched in the throat more: Dick Morris or Bernie Goldberg. Morris is a smarmy, stupid, turd of a human being who rode his time with the Clintons– which ended, what, 15 years ago?–into fame by bashing them at every turn. His predictions are about as valuable as Bill Kristol’s, because that’s how often they are right. On the other hand, Goldberg still tries to claim he’s a liberal, whereas Morris simply claims he’s being a centrist, which isn’t really true but not a baldfaced lie.

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    mr. whipple says:


    ” Lowden should have proposed trading in sides of beef.”

    How about bluefin tuna? Beef and chicken would then be chump change.

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    Randy P says:

    @jeffreyw: There are surely some egg and omelet jokes in here somewhere too.

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    Rosalita says:


    It would also make a great tag… the birth of a new Internet tradition

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    jeffreyw says:

    Birds are well known mimics, will selection pressures force avian evolution? Might chickens one day push us from the top of the heap? I fear for humanity.

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    Isn’t it a little early for summer reruns?

    Seriously, I pity the people who cannot come here for a daily breath of fresh air and reason.

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    Ash Can says:


    We love you too, John.

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    Cat Lady says:

    @Brian J:

    Agreed it’s hard to choose which dick on Fox is the worthiest for a neck punch, but Dick Morris got one too, which was sweeeeet. I think that whole segment beats the Cramer take down, which has pretty much been my TDS high point.

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    geg6 says:

    @Cat Lady:

    You must not have seen his takedown of Glenn Beck. As good as this is, that was better.

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    MikeTheZ says:

    @Rosalita: And we are aware of all internet traditions.

    @BethanyAnne: Its never lupus.

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    burnspbesq says:

    The Fed is facing some serious challenges. I mean, how can you control the chicken supply if you can’t even measure it?

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    dmsilev says:

    @Randy P: I’m more concerned about what happens when we shift *off* the chicken standard and back to normal money. Will there be a Cash for Cluckers program?


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    Crashman says:

    @Randy P: What if my pet chicken gets sick and I have to take it to the vet? Does the vet get to keep my pet chicken, or do I pay him with some other poultry?

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    burnspbesq says:

    @Cat Lady:

    Agreed it’s hard to choose which dick on Fox is the worthiest for a neck punch

    Why choose? Punch ’em all, and let God sort ’em out.

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    burnspbesq says:

    We demand that China stop artificially manipulating the duck/chicken exchange rate, and allow the duck to find its true value.

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    scav says:

    @mr. whipple: Well, if we’re open to chicken AND beef AND tuna, we could certainly add veggies to our Stock Market (in honor of Earth Day no less not to mention serving those that can’t give up ‘mercan greenbacks). Chicken Bouillon would just be the reserve currency stored in Fort Knoxrr.

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    Cat Lady says:


    Only if they can cross the road to get to the other side.

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    EconWatcher says:

    Funny thing about Stewart. He studied at William and Mary in the 80s, like I did (though he was a few years ahead and I never met him). At that time, the school was a hotbed of the most crazy wingnuttery you can imagine. (I think things have improved since then, and a liberal guy can actually get a date. But I digress.)

    Anyway, the Young Democrats had about three active members (literally), while the College Republicans had about 500 hundred, and there was a large and active chapter of Young Americans for Freedom. If you’re not familiar with YAF–they’d shun Limbaugh and Hannity as liberal squishes.

    This environment produced few liberals, but the ones who emerged tend to be streetwise and skilled in verbal combat. I think at least some of Stewart’s skill in combating wingnuts probably comes from those days.

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    geg6 says:

    Since this is an open thread, I just have to say that I’ve lately been endlessly fascinated by the high jinks at the RNC under Michael “Token” Steele. And Benen just never disappoints on this issue. Today he reports on all the bad news coming out from the investigation into the finances from an article in the Washington Times:

    Barely 6 1/2 months before the midterm elections, an internal investigation by the Republican National Committee has revealed that the organization is beset with questionable financial management and oversight and is spending more money courting top-dollar donors than it raises.

    The investigation found that the Republican Party’s national governing body is losing money on its major-donors’ fundraising program — spending $1.09 for each $1.00 raised, according to RNC members privy to the investigation’s findings. It typically costs about 40 cents for every dollar raised from donors who give more than $1,000.

    The investigation also found that the RNC has allowed employees to forge Finance Director Rob Bickhart’s initials on expense-reimbursement request approvals, according to an RNC member who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation…. The report says several RNC Finance Department employees have been forging Mr. Bickhart’s signature for reimbursement for the purchase of clothing, wine and entertainment expenses, including some that were labeled as office supplies.

    They feel they can’t let this guy go because he’s their token and only defense against the obvious racism they peddle, but he is taking them down, financially. If I didn’t know better, I’d say he was a Dem mole. I mean seriously, spending more to court donors than they actually donate?

    Too fucking hilarious. Party of fiscal responsibility, anyone?

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    ellaesther says:

    @beltane: He is one of the reasons — and I say this with all, genuine sincerity — that I love this country and am proud to be an American. I posted his post-9/11 return monologue on 9/11 this year because, honestly, has anyone said anything better about that event? Nope.

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    ellaesther says:

    @jeffreyw: HA! Hahahahaha! Ha! Heh! *cough* Could someone get me a glass of water?

    (I liked your comment. Very much).

    ETA: Actually, this whole chicken roll you’re on (“we can’t keep eating out seed chickens”?) is a beautiful, beautiful thing.

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    Rosalita says:


    tea meet keyboard and monitor…


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    dmsilev says:

    @geg6: I was just reading that article. Absolutely hilarious. They can’t kick him out without suffering through a couple of months of “Republicans in disarray; oust highest-ranking black man in party” stories, and they can’t keep him because he’s an incompetent clown.

    I’m guessing that the powers behind the GOP throne are going to do their best to marginalize Steele. Funnel donations to external groups instead of the RNC. Move as much power as possible away from the chairman. Etc. May not work, but it’s really the only good option they have right now.


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    cleek says:

    I posted his post-9/11 return monologue

    i actually had tickets to that show, but was too afraid to fly to NYC to use them. gave them to my brother who lives in Brooklyn, and he went instead.


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    ellaesther says:

    @Crashman: HAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Oh, my you people must stop! My sides ache!

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    beltane says:

    @ellaesther: Stewart is right up there with Mark Twain in his ability to humorously dissect American stupidity.

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    dmsilev says:

    @ellaesther: This has been a gold mine for amateur comedians. The mocking videos are starting to appear…


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    drunken hausfrau says:

    OK, those of us across the pond cannot see the Stewart clip yet… hopefully, it will be broadcast tonight on Daily Show here in London — but I hope it is not censored! Sometimes, it is… and, sadly, we ex-pats miss the fun! (Same goes for Colbert — we can’t see the video online, and his show is no longer broadcast over here. No SNL, either.)

    Why do NBC and Comedy Central have to be so anal about their internet video clips? Why can’t we see them over here?

    Also. Too. I luvs the dog in a bukkit. But the Rand nuts don’t deserve such a cute “Galt” mascot.

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    demo woman says:

    Next time some one needs extensive tests offer them $1000 walmart gift card.. Just tell the radiologist or whoever to come to Balloon Juice to collect the gift card.

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    Randy P says:

    @Crashman: At current exchange rates, 1 chicken = 0.8274 ducks = 2.5037 pigeons. But watch out for airport currency exchanges. I got only 2.1728 pigeons per chicken last time I traveled.

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    Da Bomb says:

    That was no doubt one of my favorite Jon Stewart skits. I still think that the Glenn Beck take down was spectacular.

    I was I could go galt and sit in a bucket. How many chickens would it take to purchase a galt bucket?

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    jeffreyw says:

    @ellaesther: Ack! Someone is reading my comments! Now I’ve got writer’s block. Serves me right for sticking my neck out.

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    scav says:

    @drunken hausfrau:
    I’ll trade you on-line cross-puddle access to NBC for the same to the BBC any day of the week.

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    beltane says:

    @Randy P: What about geese? I’ve seen some breeds sell for upwards of $50 a piece. They are kind of mean though.

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    ellaesther says:

    @cleek: Dude, it was a weird, weird time, and we were all making weird decisions…. And I totally feel your pain. I would be kicking myself to this day.

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    ellaesther says:

    @jeffreyw: There, there jeffreyw, I’ll just tuck you under my wing, my little chickadee.

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    Belafon (formerly anonevent) says:

    This doesn’t top it, but it comes pretty close: Anderson Cooper taking on the the Arizona Republican over the Obama Birth Certificate bill.

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    jeffreyw says:

    @beltane: Mean geese? Dunno dude, bad currency drives out the good. Gresham’s Law ya know.

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    stuckinred says:

    @jeffreyw: There was a show on TLC last night where a dude was trying to catch a

    ‘killer catfish’ and hooked a 200lb fresh water turtle.The neck on that puppy was half its body length!

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    Randy P says:

    @dmsilev: I honestly think Lowden really did mean “bargain” originally, but decided that the “barter” thing was cute and decided to go with the joke and spin it into a campaign line. My theory is she thought it would make her memorable in a GOOD way. Oops.

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    Rosalita says:


    So, watcha cookin today? yardbird?

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    mr. whipple says:

    @Randy P:

    My theory is that she’s nearly as stoopit as Palin.

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    The bee looks LOVELY on my desktop. Thanks.

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    ellaesther says:

    Also and not for nothing, but:

    Dear Ms. Lowden:

    My grandparents did not, contrary to your reading of American history, own chickens, and thus did not trade them for health care. And, also, too: HEALTH CARE WAS VERY SUCKY WHEN THE GRANDPARENTS OF TODAY’S MIDDLE-AGED SENATE CANDIDATES WERE YOUNG. I do not aspire to return to those times. Ever.

    Hugs and kisses and worst of luck to you,

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    jeffreyw says:

    @Rosalita: Ya know, I’ve been thinkin on that this morning. And now my head hurts. Maybe I could pull a Brownie and ask you if you have any good ideas I could look into?

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    stuckinred says:

    Here it is, it was the animal planet. Monster turtle strikes like a snake!

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    Comrade Mary says:

    Oh man, I can’t see dog in a bucket without having this run through my head.

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    ChrisZ says:


    Thanks for that, and no I can’t tell the difference.

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    jeffreyw says:

    @Linda Featheringill: Why thank you! Here are some more.

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    homerhk says:

    @drunken hausfrau – this episode was broadcast last night in the UK – I watched it – it was hysterical if censored – but actually the multiple bleeping had its own humour. you can download the latest episode from itunes (but you have to pay for it…).

    JS has definite flashes of genius – and you most definitely wouldn’t want to get him mad….

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    Rosalita says:


    hmmmm…how about something italian…pasta?

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    Bill E Pilgrim says:

    @jeffreyw: At the risk of plagiarizing myself:

    The worst is when people pay in rubber chickens, because those always bounce.

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    jeffreyw says:

    @Rosalita: Bow ties? Penne? Fusilli?

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    Bill E Pilgrim says:


    What a lovely singing voice you have.

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    R-Jud says:

    @drunken hausfrau:

    OK, those of us across the pond cannot see the Stewart clip yet… hopefully, it will be broadcast tonight on Daily Show here in London—but I hope it is not censored! Sometimes, it is… and, sadly, we ex-pats miss the fun!

    Gawker.TV often has UK-watchable clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.

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    Rosalita says:



    There is a restaurant locally that serves tagliatelle made fresh with a duck ragout that I LOVE — but that brings us back the the fowl subject of chicken again, doesn’t it?

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    Redshirt says:

    South Park was hilarious, but I am disturbed by this self-censorship. It’s so hypocritical and silly on so many levels. I loved how they could – and did, repeatedly – show the Buddha doing all sorts of terrible things. But that’s fine! You can do that.

    Mohammed, on the other hand: Oh noes!

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    Roger Moore says:


    Punch ‘em all, and let God FSM sort ‘em out.


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    jeffreyw says:

    @Rosalita: Hmm…I had a pasta roller thingy once, never used it. Mrs J sold it in a yard sale. Maybe I’ll try some today by hand. Good idea.

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    chopper says:

    @Randy P:

    fort knox is now a CAFO full of chickens! and i’m imagining auric goldfinger standing outside with a vial of H5N1. oh noes!

    man, the scripts just write themselves.

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    Citizen_X says:

    i’m imagining auric goldfinger standing outside with a vial of H5N1.

    Ahem. That’s Avic Chickenfinger to you.

    ETA: Now you’ve done it. I’ve got Shirley Bassey in my head, belting out, “Chicken…FIN…GAAAAHHHH!”

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    Da Bomb says:

    O/T- But what is up with Scott Baio and his rat-faced wife?


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    Bill E Pilgrim says:

    @drunken hausfrau: That’s strange, can you not see Daily Show clips at their Web site either?

    The one above doesn’t work for me and lots of US content doesn’t, but if I go directly to thedailyshow.com their clips come through loud and clear.

    Might be different where you are.

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    Clutch414 says:

    Is there any possible way that we can get “We are all Geth” added to the rotating subtitle thingy since Legion was fired as the Geico voice-over guy? I think it shows solidarity against the teabaggers.

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    Lee says:


    I read that as well. My first thought was of when I worked at a couple of small start-ups in the late 90’s.

    The worker bees almost always knew when the ship was sinking and came to grips with it much sooner than the executives.

    The same thing would occur at those companies. We would rack up expenses knowing full well what the future held (typically training was the favorite).

    I wonder if the worker bees of the RNC are seeing the writing on the wall and realize they better get while the getting is good.

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    Allan says:

    The US Chamber of Commerce has a new web ad campaign opposing Wall St reform. Shocking, I know.

    The funny part is, it’s been running for days now but their landing page is hosed.

    (When I see RW propaganda ads on my favorite sites, I like to click through on them and sign up people like Seymour Butts and Ima Fascist on their petitions and mailing lists.)

    The CoC site has a broken link under “take action” so it fails to connect you to the application that looks up your congressman and sends him a form letter.

    So all the click-throughs they’re getting for their ad are failing to generate any actual messages to Congress.

    This must be another one of those conservative things where they spend money gratuitously and to no particular effect in order to piss off liberals?

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    drunken hausfrau says:

    Thanks, R-Jud — Gawker clips work! Unfortunately, Bill E Pilgrim, when I go to Comedy Central or NBC, the clips do not work… Comedy Central used to work, but no more.

    Also, I hate Hulu. Too.

    Guess I’ll be buying some iTunes! Part of the Apple conspiracy to take over the world…

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    Evolutionary says:


    if you like taking pictures like that and helping collect scientific info about pollinating insects you should go look at Bee Hunt. Open to anyone with a camera which can take a picture of a dime

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    Every time I see someone post this video, I have to watch. He’s brilliant. Kobe beef would be the thousand dollar bill, yo.

    I am now listening to Stewart’s return monologue (hadn’t heard it yet). Sobering. God he was so young.

    P.S. I love the post title, Cole. That’s my fave ep of Buffy, ever.

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    Bob L says:

    Using a black spiritual choirs to go tell a conservative to go f**k himself,… perfect LOL

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    Comrade Kevin says:

    There’s a link you should use with GFY.

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    I FINALLY had time to listen/watch the Jon Stewart bit. Great!

    That should carry me through the entire afternoon!

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    Redshirt says:

    I think Comedy Central is really censoring that episode – no streaming, no repeats, it’s gone. Pulled.

    Pretty dramatic, if true.

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    John Cole says:

    @asiangrrlMN: He Got THE MUSTARD OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Pooh says:


    This comment on that youtube is full of win:

    Somebody should drop off a pickup load of chickens at her campaign headquarters with a note explaining that she just got a massive campaign contribution! :D

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    Annamal says:

    Drunken housefrau, if you search Boingboing for instructions on viewing the daily show from other countries you might find that with a few settings changes you can view it on their website….

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    bago says:

    @Clutch414: He would have reach consensus with his co-bloggers.

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    Anne Laurie says:


    My grandparents did not, contrary to your reading of American history, own chickens, and thus did not trade them for health care. And, also, too: HEALTH CARE WAS VERY SUCKY WHEN THE GRANDPARENTS OF TODAY’S MIDDLE-AGED SENATE CANDIDATES WERE YOUNG. I do not aspire to return to those times. Ever.

    Ah, the ‘glory days’ of the great Yiddish proverb:

    When a poor man eats a chicken, one of them is sick.

    Srsly, thanks for pointing out the obvious. Trading chickens for (emergency, sub-par) medical care was a trope from the Great Depression, and the fact that Repubs want us to return to those Not-So-Good Old Days should be a warning to us and a shonda on them (if only they were capable of feeling shame).

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    Steeplejack says:

    I think the caption on that dog-in-the-bucket picture should be simplified to “Goin’ Galt!” That says it all.

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    gil mann says:


    Keep it down, wouldja? Let me rest in peace.

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    @John Cole:
    @gil mann:

    I have the soundtrack. Love love love it!

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    The Succubus says:


    Thank you for sharing that article! Fascinating read (and listen).

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    Mr. Coop says:

    LOL Love the dog in the bucket.

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