The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Jon Stewart- ‘Won’t Let Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Off Easy’

Jon Stewart Won't Let Mitch McConnell Off That Easy

Source:The Late Show With Stephen Colbert– Comedian Jon Stewart: making a guess appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Source:The New Democrat 

“Mitch McConnell says Jon Stewart is ‘bent out of shape’ for asking Congress to extend the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Here to comment is Jon Stewart.”

Source:The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Jon Stewart- ‘Won’t Let Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Off Easy’

As I mentioned last week and somehow feel to mention this again: Congress only moves when it’s in their political interests. When a member thinks he or she can get something for their district and state. And Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, is the perfect example of that.

Former Conservative Republican Senator Tom Coburn, was nickname Dr. No, because for one, he was a doctor ( which seems to make sense, when I think about it ) and he was a master at unilaterally blocking legislation on his own in the Senate. The Majority Leader or just a regular member would try to bring a bill up on the Senate floor and Senator Coburn would simply block the bill by objecting to it.

Anyone who is familiar with the Congressional rule book, probably knows too much about Congress and reads too much, especially when they could be spending all of that quality time staring at their phone, ( ha, ha ) but they also know that any individual Senator can individually block any piece of legislation all by themself and that’s as far as I want to go down this road.

But Leader Mitch McConnell is not Dr. No. Hell, he’s not even a doctor at all, but he’s a master at least when it comes to Congressional rules especially in the Senate and knows how to block legislation all by himself simply when he wants to. He was a master obstructionist in Congress when he was the Senate Minority Leader from 2007-15, routinely all by himself or with help from his Republican Caucus in blocking legislation sent over to the Senate by House Democrats. And if anything is even better at it now as the Majority Leader and doesn’t have to wait for legislation to be called up before he blocks it, because he can block it all by himself before it even gets called up as Senate Leader.

Again, Mitch McConnell is not Dr. No, because he’s not even a doctor, but to paraphrase Stephen Colbert he’s the Moby Dick of Congress: the White Whale of all whales and if you want something passed in Congress, you need his approval, as well as the approval of Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, ( another master obstructionist ) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

This might not just sound rude or even cold, but perhaps inhuman, but when it comes to our politicians, especially our 535 members of Congress that make up our House of Representatives and Senate, unfortunately it fits: when it comes to lobbying and trying to get a bill passed in Congress like the 9/11 first responders bill and benefits for our military veterans, you shouldn’t talk to them like they’re human beings. Which was Jon Stewart’s major mistake last week when he spoke to the House Judiciary Committee. Even though they’re technically human beings.

But instead talk to them and treat them as they are which are politicians who are always looking for the easiest way to reelection, or get elected to the next political office on their career agenda. Show them why it’s in their political interest to pass the bill that you want, as well as show that to their constituents and then they’ll move to work with you. Otherwise you’ll be like an American history professor trying to teach American history to a bunch of new-techie hipsters at a coffee house, who are too busy staring at their phone to want to learn anything about history.

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Eileen Prose: The Good Day Show- Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden: In 1979?

Jane Fonda with Tom Hayden

Source:Eileen Prose– Hollywood Goddess Jane Fonda: I believe on The Good Day Show in Boston in 1979

Source:The New Democrat 

“She stars with Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen in the Netflix original series Grace and Frankie, which premiered in 2015. Jane is an actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model and fitness guru.”

Source:Eileen Prose: The Good Day Show- Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden

I see two Jane Fonda’s when look at her life and her personal career and I see one Tom Hayden.

The first Jane Fonda, is not just a great actress, but perhaps the best of her generation, with maybe only Elizabeth Taylor being better. As well as this gorgeous and adorable woman who is a pleasure on the both the eyes and ears.

The second Jane Fonda, is a radical Hollywood Leftist, who sees America as the real war criminal and evil empire ( at least when she was younger ) who is looking to bring down what she sees as an evil regime in America ( in other words: the U.S. Government ) and replace it with some type of socialist state. I know this sounds crazy, but if you just look at her days when she protested against the Vietnam War, she was perhaps even to the left of Senator George McGovern with her rhetoric and labeling American soldiers as war criminals and getting her photo taken with Communist Vietnamese soldiers, when American soldiers were fighting these same Communist soldiers in Vietnam. Who also frequently attacks establishment Democratic politicians, because they’re too mainstream.

As far as Tom Hayden: he was a Socialist activist in the 1960s and 70s before that word became popular even with young Americans today. Who was never an actor or entertainer ( at least not professionally ) who became a California politician, who was also one of the founding members of the 1960s and 70s New-Left in America. ( Of Socialists and Communists ) In one sense at least I have more respect for Tom Hayden, because he was more pure. He didn’t take advantage of the American system except for personal freedoms like freedom of speech, to bash the American system. Unlike Jane Fonda, who became very successful and wealthy in the same American system that she believed needed to be changed and perhaps even overthrown.

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The Onion: ‘Sarah H. Sanders- Tells Colleagues She’s Taking Temporary Post As Google CEO Before Transitioning Into Full-Time Role As Sultan Of Brunei’: No More Onion Stories From The White House?

Huckabee Sanders Tells Colleagues She’s Taking Temporary Post As Google CEO Before Transitioning Into Full-Time Role As Sultan Of Brunei - Google Search

Source:The Onion– Thank God, for only one Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Source:The New Democrat 

“Informing those in her professional life of her career plans, outgoing White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reportedly told colleagues Friday she would be serving for a time as CEO of Google before gradually taking on a permanent position as the sultan of Brunei. “It’s been the honor of my life to work in the White House, but I’m excited to lead a $750 billion company in Silicon Valley and begin my reign as one of the world’s last absolute monarchs,” said Huckabee Sanders, explaining she had reluctantly turned down offers to direct the next Star Wars film, design the 2024 Olympic stadium, and become the first person to set foot on Mars, in addition to a lucrative position as head of neurosurgery at the Mayo Clinic.”

Sarah H. Sanders: “Saudi Arabia and Monaco were both pursuing me pretty hard with head of state jobs, and Uber’s been trying to recruit me for their top post for 19 years now, but those opportunities just didn’t have the work–life balance I was looking for. Believe me, it was a tough choice. I spent hours talking it over with my husbands George Clooney, Tom Brady, and Jason Aldean.”

Sarah H. Sanders: “While I’m excited to begin my next chapter, I’ll be taking some time off for myself first. So don’t be surprised if you see me this summer relief-pitching for the Dodgers or traversing the Congo Rainforest with my best friend, Cardi B!” Huckabee Sanders went on to state that she was currently busy reviewing designs for the awards display she will build in the Bruneian palace of Istana Nurul Iman to showcase her multiple Emmys, Pulitzers, and Nobel Peace Prizes.”

From The Onion

Trump's Collusion Confusion & Sarah Huckabee's Departure

Source:Jimmy Kimmel Live: ‘President Trump’s Collusion Confusion & Sarah Huckabee’s Departure’– Welcome to Donald Trump at The White House: the first reality show ever at The White House, that could only come from Donald J. Trump.

“Departure’- Welcome to Donald Trump at The White House: the first reality show ever at The White House, that could only come from Donald J. Trump.
“As Trump gears up for his 73rd birthday, he joined George Stephanopoulos for 30 hours and revealed that he doesn’t seem to know what collusion is and unveiled his plans for a new Air Force One. He also tweeted about meeting the ‘Prince of Whales,’ and announced that Sarah Huckabee Sanders is leaving the White House. So as she gets ready to take her leave we stop to reflect on her two incredible years.”

When I first heard about Sarah Sanders leaving The White House as Press Secretary, my first reaction was that The Onion will no longer be feeding The White House Press Office with news stories. Seriously, a lot of what she and her colleagues report and talk about from The White House, it’s like reading The Onion and getting the same stories from them. Since this is a right-wing ( to be kind, Far-Right to be more accurate ) White House, maybe their stories and what they say sounds more like stories that come from The National Enquirer, since TNE is not just in bed with Donald Trump, but they’re like his loyal mistress ( unlike Stormy Daniels ) who’ll do anything for him. They sleep on The Donald to show how loyal they are to him.

The reason why Sarah Sanders hasn’t had a press conference since March ( even though she’s The White Press Secretary and this is a major part of her job ) is that she’s only human: there’s only so much garbage ( to be too generous ) that any human being even the world champion of compulsive liars ( Donald Trump, being the current world champion ) can manage, handle, and put up with each day. Whatever you think of her and I think she’s one of the most dishonest people in American politics today, ( which makes her very dishonest ) she’s only human and knows that she’s President Trump’s chief bullshitter and being that would have to take a toll on anyone, especially if you’re thinking about having a career with serious, credible, intelligent, and respectful people in the future.

I guess I’ll wish Sarah Sanders well, but only because that means we’ll just have one less bullshitter at taxpayers expense at The White House. But don’t get too excited, because she’ll be replaced as fast as one of President Trump’s political positions and we’ll get a new chief bullshitter at The White House who’ll be just as effective if not more at bullshitting the American people at taxpayers expense.

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George Carlin: ‘I Like Individualists’

George Carlin_ I Like Individualists

Source:George Carlin– So does Ayn Rand

Source:The New Democrat 

“From ‘When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops.”

Source:George Carlin: ‘I Like Individualists’

Before I get into George Carlin and what he thought about individualists and individualism, I need to mention a certain conversation that I had on Facebook last weekend and last week about my previous post about George Carlin, which fits into this piece, because it gets into what another thing that George George had in common with Ayn Rand. No Kidding: they were complete opposites on economic policy with Ayn being an Objectivist and George being what you could call as Socialist with how he thought about corporations and American capitalism, what’s known as identity politics today with how he thought about race in America and European-Americans. But they both believed in free speech, free thought, and personal freedom. They both believed in individualism, at least as it related to one’s personal affairs.

Last Friday, I posted my piece about George Carlin in a Facebook group that’s dedicated to George Carlin. Apparently most if not all of the members of that group actually understand George, but this one member who apparently read my piece about George Carlin and ‘Question Everything’, the only thing this guy has in common with George is that they both swear a lot. Which makes his about as unique as snow in Minnesota in January. I actually told him that the only thing he has in common with George is that they both swear a lot, which makes him as unique as sunburn in Florida, but you get the idea.

This guy attacked my piece and called me an asshole, for political correctness reasons and that I paraphrased Ayn Rand. Think about that for a second: a member of a George Carlin Facebook group, attacking posts in that group, because he views them as politically incorrect and that I paraphrased in my last piece. If you know anything about George Carlin, you know that he hated political correctness., loved free speech and free thought, reason, and individualism: so did Ayn Rand.

So unless this guy is simply not familiar with George Carlin, or perhaps had George Carlin mixed up with George Washington, perhaps George Harrison, or so other guy named George who is in love with political correctness to the point that he would screw it if he could, and hates Ayn Rand, because he hates free speech, free thought, free will, reason, and individualism, this guy simply doesn’t understand George Carlin at all and perhaps joined the wrong group on Facebook by accident. Maybe he was drunk or high one night or couldn’t sleep after drinking an entire keg of Red Bull and didn’t know what to do with himself and up on his computer and stared joining Facebook groups randomly.

If you wanted to know what the joke was that this guy in the George Carlin group thought was politically incorrect and the paraphrase of Ayn Rand that he didn’t like, I’ll tell you anyway: I made a comment about politicians last week saying that politicians especially Congress are less productive than people on Welfare and Unemployment. Which is actually a very true statement in way too many cases and their lack of productivity comes at taxpayer expense. Actually, people on Welfare and Unemployment are required by law to look for work, or be in job training or both. Members of Congress, already have jobs that are subsidized by taxpayers and they don’t bother to them in way too many cases.

But this guy hated that line about comparing politicians with people on Welfare and Unemployment, because apparently it’s politically incorrect and said that George Carlin wouldn’t like the joke either. Even if he’s right about George not liking the joke, he would at the very least defend the writer’s right to make the joke and not have to face legal or court action against it, simply because someone was offended by it, because again he hated PC and loved free speech and free thought.

As far as George Carlin and what he thought about individualists and individualism: again, this is something else that he had in common with Ayn Rand, along with free speech, free thought, and personal freedom, which is individualism. So again, what wrong with comparing the two, especially if you’re familiar with both? Yes, anyone who can read knows that there is no I in team, “but there is an I in individualism, independence, and integrity.” Again back to the smartphones: but if you bother to put down your smartphone for more than a minute, ( why don’t you go crazy and put down your phone for an entire 5 minutes and see if you’re up to that challenge ) you’ll be able to think for yourself and at least be able to examine for yourself what you’ve been seeing on your phone or computer, or TV.

When I was growing up, the worst grade that you can get in school was an F. The first letter in faddist is also f. I’m not saying that faddists, are the worst people in the world, especially if they also aren’t murderers, rapists, terrorists, crooks, or other felons, but they’re the less free and have the less freedom, because they’re only interested in what’s cool at the given moment and being cool. And will do, talk, dress, a certain way just to sound cool, because they want to fit in with the cool crowd, with whatever the hip clique is at the time.

But the individualist is a rebel, because the individualist, not only has brain but bothers to use it. And because of that is able to make their own decisions and do what’s right for themself at any given moment, because they’re not worried about being cool and popular and simply want to be judged for who they are as a person. Not based on what’s their favorite coffee drink, or how often they go to coffee houses, or do they go at all, what kind of cell phone they have, how up to date they are on celebrity culture and reality TV, ( if they’re interested in those things at all ) how they dress, how they talk, etc. But instead be judged by who they are as a person. The individualist, might not be the coolest person in the room, but they get the most respect and are the most trusted, because people know they’ll tell them the truth and at least be honest, as well as intelligent. Which I believe George Carlin would agree with.

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CNN: Jon Stewart- ‘Chokes Up, Gives Angry Speech To Congress: Telling Congress To Do Their Jobs?

Jon Stewart chokes up, gives angry speech to Congress

Source:This is 50– Jon Stewart: speaking to an empty audience

Source:The New Democrat 

“Former late night host and 9/11 first responders advocate Jon Stewart chokes up and slams Congress over health care for the 9/11 first responders during the hearing for reauthorizing the 9/11 victim compensation fund. ”

Source:CNN: Jon Stewart- ‘Chokes Up, Gives Angry Speech To Congress’

With all due respect to Jon Stewart: who I believe is one of the best political satirists of his generation and if he were a late night talk show host right, I believe he would be the best and the most popular, but telling Congress to do their jobs, is like telling a death row inmate to personally escort himself to the death house and put the needle in his arm, and the leave the doors open so he can escape from the prison.

Telling politicians to do what’s not in the best political interest, is like telling your dog not to eat the potato chips that you left on the floor for him, why would they do that, especially when they represent people who continually reelect them, aren’t aware of how unproductive at their expense that they are, or simply don’t care even though they’re paying for their un-productivity. Even when something is obviously the right thing to do like compensating 9/11 responders and financing the care and benefits to our military veterans things that are very popular and benefits that taxpayers owe these people, Congress sits on their fat, overpaid asses and does nothing, if it doesn’t personally benefit them in their own district or state, or maybe a fringe in their party doesn’t want them do to those things.

Jon Stewart, could’ve been speaking to a full house on Tuesday in that House committee hearing room and he still would’ve been speaking to an empty room as far as the people hearing him that would actually say: “you know, Jon Stewart is right: we should take care of the benefits of our first responders and do that right now.” Congress right now, is made up of primarily careerists who are in public office to stay there or get promoted to the next office. Not to do their jobs, which is to represent their constituents like people who gave their lives and health to protect innocent Americans during the 9/11 attacks in 2001. And they can get away with it, because they keep getting reelected.

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Scott Bradley: ‘To Run For Office Or Not’

To Run for Office or Not

Source:Freedom Rising Sun– That is the question for this piece

Source:The New Democrat 

“JOHN F. KENNEDY LIBERAL DEMOCRAT
John F. Kennedy Liberal Democrat
Source: U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy in 1960

THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2019
Scott Bradley: ‘To Run For Office Or Not’

Source:Freedom Rising Sun- That is the question for this piece
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Source:Scott Bradley: ‘To Run For Office Or Not’

George Orwell on Politicians - Google Search

Source:KWIZE– “Political language — and with variations this is true of all …
Kwize
George Orwell about truth (“Politics and the English Language”, 1946) -“

When I think about politicians, I think about one of George Orwell’s quote about them: “political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable.” Not all politicians are bad people who lack character and morality, but enough of them even if not most of them are and have replaced whatever character and morality that they started with when they were growing up with careerism. Once they into public office, they are there to stay there, or get promoted to the next job. That becomes their number one objective. And if doing a good job once they are in office helps them politically like effectively responding to a natural disaster, then they’ll do that, just as long as it helps them politically and they need the support of the people that are getting hurt by that disaster.

If being in public office just meant that once you are elected to whether it’s Congress or some other office, or being promoted in Congress like moving from the House and getting elected to the Senate, if it just meant doing what you ran on and campaigned on, then I might like the job myself. Whether it was Congress, Governor of Maryland, General Assembly.

I mean think about it: members of Congress ( House and Senate ) make roughly 150,000 dollars a year. If you’re in leadership, you make more than that. Roughly three times more than the average American who can’t afford to make bullshitting ( excuse the word ) their number one tool at work. If the average American bullshitted as much as the average politician, they wouldn’t be able to hold a job, because no responsible employer would be able to trust them. And they might find themselves in jail for committing fraud.

If you’re in Congress, you make 150,000 dollars a year and for what: even if Congress doesn’t do their jobs which they’re supposed to do not just under the Constitution, but under their own rules like pass an annual Federal budget and appropriations bills, they can give themselves a raise. Congress, not only supervises itself, but is responsible for their own compensation, as far as deciding how much they should be paid and then leaving the taxpayers with the bill to compensate them, even if they’re doing nothing other giving speeches, raising campaign funds, and taking political positions that are only in their best political interest.

So I get back to George Orwell’s quote: “political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder sound respectful.” Politicians succeed on their ability to bullshit especially when they’re either in trouble or facing tough political situations and positions. And trying to find a way to make people believe what they don’t believe: like trying to make something that they’re guilty of like flip flopping on a key issue make it seem like they’re not flip flopping at all. ( That’s about Joe Biden and his flip on the Hyde Amendment: in case anyone is wondering )

Or when they get caught in hypocrisy, trying to make people believe that they’re not being hypocritical at all: like a right-wing politician claiming to be against big government, except when they’re in favor of it, because they’re against high taxes and government spending, but are in love with big government to the point that they would sleep with it when it comes to people’s personal affairs and their own personal lives like when it comes to consensual sex amongst adults.

Or a left-wing politician claiming to be pro-choice, because they support abortion rights and gay rights, but are anti-choice and pro-big government on just about everything else like as it relates to school choice, gambling, and everything else that the Far-Left in America would like to outlaw and put big government in charge, even telling people what they can eat and drink, and how we can talk to people.

Politics in America in way too many cases regardless of how many cases and what the percentage is, is not for people who believe in strong character and morality and just want to make the world a better place for themselves and their country. American politics makes liars out of truth-tellers, and crooks out of moral people, because once good, average even if they’re good people before they were elected, figure out that once that they’re in office they like being able to make good money without actually having to be productive.

Politicians like traveling around the country or even world at taxpayers expense and being able to attend campaign events at someone else’s expense and giving speeches at someone else’s expense. And decide if they want to keep their cushy taxpayers jobs ( like former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt ) they need to fall inline and not do anything that could hurt them politically, even if it’s the right thing to do, especially if they’re looking to serve in higher office.

If being a politician was simply about doing the job and attending the committee hearings, asking important and relevant questions, holding government accountable, and actually legislating which at this point at least in the U.S. Senate sounds like a foreign word or at least a word that U.S Senator’s seem to need to re-familiarize themselves with, because it’s been so long that they’ve actually done any actual legislating, then I might be actually be interested in serving in public office myself. But then I get about to George Orwell’s quote about politicians which keeps me out.

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CNN: Right Now With Brianna Keilar- Kay Bedingfield: ‘Sputters When Asked To Explain Joe Biden’s Flip Flop Over The Hyde Amendment’

Biden aide sputters when asked to explain flip-flop on Hyde Amendment

Source:Washington Free Beacon– Biden Aide Struggles to Explain Flip-Flop on Hyde Amendment: ‘This Is Not a Decision About Politics”

Source:The New Democrat 

“CNN host Brianna Keilar accused her of not answering her questions.”

Source:CNN: Right Now With Brianna Keilar- Kay Bedingfield: ‘Sputters When Asked To Explain Joe Biden’s Flip Flop Over The Hyde Amendment’

From Joe Biden’s own words last Thursday when he explained his flip flop on the Hyde Amendment: “I can no longer support and amendment that denies health care to women, when I believe health care is a right.” So last Wednesday when he still supported the Hyde Amendment that according to his own words denied health care to women, when he believes that health care is a right, he believed that was OK. But less than 24 hours later he now believes that denying women their right to health care is wrong, even though the previous 43 years when he supported the Hyde Amendment first in Congress, then as Vice President, and now as a private citizen, he believed denying women health care was OK. And he apparently didn’t have any issues with it.

The only thing that changed from last Wednesday to last Thursday, was the politics. He was getting hammered from the Left of his party that believes that abortion should be legal at all times for any female in the country who is pregnant, even if they can’t afford to get an abortion and that people who are antiabortion should be forced pay for low-income and teenage females right to an abortion. And has calculated that even though he prefers to run a general election campaign during the Democratic primaries. he needs the radical pro-choice-abortion vote in order to get the Democratic nomination next summer to face off against President Donald Trump.

Before last Thursday, the biggest asset that Vice President Biden had going for him other than his experience, personal charm, and sense of humor, was his candor. He really is the John McCain of the Democratic Party, but more likable and perhaps not as blunt. And less than a month later after entering the 2020 presidential race he’s already in danger of losing perhaps his biggest asset which is candor and trust that people have in him and that they tend to believe him when he says something and when he takes a position on something. You can’t run an anti-Donald Trump campaign when he you make the same flip flops that he does and flat out lie about important issues like the Hyde Amendment and abortion.

Listening to Joe Biden’s flip flop over the Hyde Amendment, reminds me of George Carlin’s monologue called Question Everything: the only people that automatically take the word of any politician on anything, even an honest politician ( if honest politician is not an Oxymoron ) without first looking at what the person is saying and the evidence behind what they’re saying and what is actually happening, are people who buy used cars from car thieves without even test driving the car first. Perhaps they even buy the car without even seeing the car first. “So what if the doors falls off every time I open it: that just makes it easier to get in the car.” The same people who automatically take a politician’s word on anything, are the same people who ask to get kicked in the balls: they’re begging for trouble and are completely unprepared for the fallout.

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