Archive for the ‘Political Satire’ Category

Cartoon Characters Explain Quantitative Easing

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

A Republican sparring partner sent me this recently.

It’s riddled with incorrect info, but pretty damn funny.

Just to correct some things, let’s remember that the country would be in the midst of a Great Depression without the intervention of Ben Bernake and the Fed. Also, the rampant inflation that the Republicans predicted two years ago hasn’t manifested. Whether it will as a result of this latest Fed injection of capital into the economy is an open question, but anyone who reads the latest economic projections from the Fed and sees how permanently gridlocked the Congress is, can understand why they feel this is necessary.

Thet being said, the take on the crony capitalism that runs this country is spot on. As I told my friend, the only thing that would have made this more spot on is if the cartoon character ended by saying  

“and the American people just voted in the people that spent the last 2 years filibustering to keep this status quo?”

 Allright, enough of my BS.

Watch the cartoon, laugh, cry, or make your own.

Glenn Beck: The Puppetmaster

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

This is brilliant.

Check this out first.

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George Soros Plans to Overthrow America
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Then this.

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The Manchurian Lunatic
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Anita Hill’s Apology to Clarence Thomas and Other Unlikely Events

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Here’s Olberman on Clarence Thomas’ wife Virginia asking Anita Hill for an apology and other apologies requests that probably won’t pan out any time soon.

A little trip down memory lane and some pretty good satire.

Rally to Restore Sanity

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Jon Stewart announced his Rally to Restore Sanity a few weeks ago, a  sort of Million Moderate March scheduled for the weekend before the election on the National Mall. According to Stewart, the rally is for “the other 70%” who aren’t crazy “Obama is a Socialist” Tea Baggers or ”Bush is Hitler” Iraq War Protesters. According to Stewart, the purpose is to spread the timeless message: “Take it Down a Notch for America”

More on the significance later. In the meantime, you can check out the official website, or the announcement from the Daily Show for more information.

Jon Stewart on Fresh Air

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Great Terry Gross interview with Jon Stewart.

Topics include his upcoming Rally to Restore Sanity, Glenn Beck, the showdown with Jim Cramer, the abdication of responsibility on the part of the media, how the daily Show is put together and his early career as a stand up comedian.

Stewart is a Modern Day Mark Twain.

If they had You Tube in the 1800′s… well, you get it.

Colbert on the Hill

Monday, September 27th, 2010

This is pretty funny.

Fox News Makes it Official

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
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News Corp. Gives Money to Republicans
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It’s official.

Fox is now just a less responsible wing of the Republican party.

Fox News: Evil or Just Stupid?

Sunday, August 29th, 2010
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Jon Stewart’s been on fire with the his “coverage” of the Park 51 center in Lower Manhattan. Check here, here, here and here.

This one’s on Fox’s attempts to tie the Islamic Cultural Center and mosque to “dangerous Saudi financier” Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who has supported Imam Rauf’s causes in the past. You may have heard of this Saudi financier since he is a prominent investor in many American companies, as well as the largest shareholder in Fox News Corp–a fact that Fox News was either trying to conceal or was just clueless about.

You decide.  Fox News: Evil or Just Stupid?

A Grand Unified Theory of Palinisms

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Laugh Out Loud!

Jacob Weisberg on why Sarah Palin says all those stupid and ridiculous things.

Spoiler Alert: I now know what I’m going to get my conservative uncle for Christmas.

Jon Stewart on Sherrod

Saturday, July 31st, 2010
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Lost in Race
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Ya gotta laugh. Otherwise you’ll cry.