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mikey23545
05-13-2013, 03:34 PM
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough tore into the federal government over the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups.

In addition to calling the admitted actions “mind-boggling,” the personality highlighted the assertion that “this government is using the Internal Revenue Service to target people with whom they disagree.” Others, like co-host Willie Geist, jumped in to say that the collective actions constitute ”tyranny.”

“When it comes to political speech, it’s sacrosanct. Our founding fathers meant for it to be sacrosanct,” Scarborough said, going on the lambaste the IRS. “Liberal and conservative Supreme Courts alike do not allow the government to tread on political speech. There is a wall around that, and the wall has been knocked down by the IRS for several years now.”

Geist mirrored these sentiments, as did other “Morning Joe” panelists and co-hosts. While he noted that other claims about the government coming after guns have been overblown, the threat to free-speech posed by the IRS in this instance, in Geist’s view, is a true government-led assault.

“There’s been many overblown claims of tyranny and abuse of power from the government over the last few years. We’ve heard those. We’re coming for your guns — that kind of thing,” he said. “This is tyranny. If this is the government, a nonpartisan agency coming after specific groups, this time it’s real.”

Scarborough also called for Obama to “fire people” and to come out condemning the “unspeakable” actions of the IRS in the harshest terms possible. Rather than sitting back and ignoring the scandal, he implored the president to demand answers.

Watch the segment, below:

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cosmo20002
05-13-2013, 03:35 PM
I can't believe there isn't already a thread on this topic.

AndChiefs
05-13-2013, 05:19 PM
I can't believe there isn't already a thread on this topic.

I'd say its more of a story because its msnbc which is the lefts fox.

Bump
05-13-2013, 08:06 PM
I'd say its more of a story because its msnbc which is the lefts fox.

and it ain't true unless it's on fox!

AMEN brother, AMEN

Prison Bitch
05-13-2013, 08:52 PM
People need to stop using "tyranny" so often. Tyranny is having armed soldiers marching the streets, like we do in other countries. Or bombing them with drones or shutting down ports of trade. Suspending the press would be another tyrannical behavior.

Aries Walker
05-13-2013, 09:50 PM
And with that, up is down and black is white, because I agree with Prison Bitch on something. Overuse of purposefully-strong language dilutes the real deal when it actually comes along. Other instances: Revolution, catastrophe, hero.

Bump
05-13-2013, 09:56 PM
People need to stop using "tyranny" so often. Tyranny is having armed soldiers marching the streets, like we do in other countries. Or bombing them with drones or shutting down ports of trade. Suspending the press would be another tyrannical behavior.

well they do have absolute power over us...

cosmo20002
05-13-2013, 09:59 PM
And with that, up is down and black is white, because I agree with Prison Bitch on something. Overuse of purposefully-strong language dilutes the real deal when it actually comes along. Other instances: Revolution, catastrophe, hero.

I wasn't sure if he was being sarcastic. I'm still not positive.

Prison Bitch
05-13-2013, 10:05 PM
well they do have absolute power over us...

Who?

InChiefsHell
05-13-2013, 10:09 PM
I hate the IRS. Got audited back in the 90's and it's a long story, but we got seriously screwed. No sympathy, and even though I had receipts, the bastard just decided that he didn't feel like we used the money for what we said we did. End of story. Pay us.

Screw the IRS. This is just another example of how they can and will run over anyone they feel like they want to.

Not necessarily tyranny, but certainly a gross abuse of power.

Prison Bitch
05-13-2013, 10:16 PM
I got a letter some years ago about not reporting capital gains. I owed 3,600 extra. I called the agent in Philly and apologized, admitting they were right. Lady said "we don't get many of these kind of calls. I'm closing your file, have a nice day."


Obv that's just my one encounter with them, I imagine they were unfair to others .

Bump
05-13-2013, 10:22 PM
Who?

The elite. The people who control our government?

Prison Bitch
05-13-2013, 10:27 PM
The elite. The people who control our government?

We control our government with the vote. We can choose our leaders. We have the government we deserve. What rights do we not have here anyway?

Aries Walker
05-13-2013, 10:31 PM
I wasn't sure if he was being sarcastic. I'm still not positive.
He has some not-entirely-unjustified criticism of our foreign policy in there, but I think he "post thesis" was solid.

InChiefsHell
05-13-2013, 10:35 PM
I got a letter some years ago about not reporting capital gains. I owed 3,600 extra. I called the agent in Philly and apologized, admitting they were right. Lady said "we don't get many of these kind of calls. I'm closing your file, have a nice day."


Obv that's just my one encounter with them, I imagine they were unfair to others .
Glad it worked out for you.

Mine was definitely not that nice of a meeting. Dude told me we owed 1200.00, which doesn't sound like much except at the time that was over a month's income for us. I told him I disagreed. He said I was welcome to appeal, but that they would probably go ahead and open two more years...in other words, shut up and pay bitch.

I walked out of that meeting with a new white hot disgust for the IRS...and the feds in general.

Prison Bitch
05-13-2013, 10:37 PM
Seems like a waste of time for them to go after 1200

Bump
05-13-2013, 10:37 PM
We control our government with the vote. We can choose our leaders. We have the government we deserve. What rights do we not have here anyway?

ROFL


the people who we vote for are hand picked by the elite, the people who own us. So really, we don't deserve it.

They pick out the people who will follow their orders and that's the people who we get to vote for.

and if you wanna use that argument. We didn't deserve Bush in 2000. Gore was the President elect. Which should be proof how little anyone's vote actually matters.

blaise
05-13-2013, 10:45 PM
Believing that some elite group controls or owns you is such a pathetic and sad way to live life. I has to lend itself to failure.

WhiteWhale
05-14-2013, 07:03 AM
We control our government with the vote. We can choose our leaders. We have the government we deserve. What rights do we not have here anyway?

ROFL

Lobbyists choose our candidates, their policies, and in many cases even write the talking points to their speeches. Then we are given a choice from their chosen.

People have power in state and local governments, but at the federal level we might as well be ants.

Prison Bitch
05-14-2013, 08:19 AM
ROFL

Lobbyists choose our candidates, their policies, and in many cases even write the talking points to their speeches. Then we are given a choice from their chosen.
.


That's not true at all.

Prison Bitch
05-14-2013, 08:22 AM
and if you wanna use that argument. We didn't deserve Bush in 2000. Gore was the President elect. Which should be proof how little anyone's vote actually matters.

Dumb. The two essentially tied, within 1/2 of 1% of the vote. At that level you can't even be sure of who won anyway. It was a split decision. Bad example.

NewChief
05-14-2013, 09:03 AM
http://www.salon.com/2013/05/14/obamas_cronkite_moment/
Obama’s Cronkite moment
Did the president lose Jon Stewart -- and his millennial base -- last night?
BY ALEX SEITZ-WALD


If President Obama has lost Jon Stewart, has he lost his base? It’s a question worth considering after the Daily Show host tore into the president Monday night for a series of scandals and controversies that seem to piling up by the hour this week. In a shouty, expletive-laden segment, Stewart said, said the IRS scandal will be fodder to the right-wing conspiracy theories he’s been battling for years and that it single handily “shifted the burden of proof from the tin foil-behatted to the government:”

“Well, congratulations, President Barack Obama, Conspiracy theorists who generally can survive in anaerobic environments have just had an algae bloom dropped on their f–king heads, thus removing the last arrow in your pro-governance quiver: skepticism about your opponents.”

By the time Stewart got around to the Department of Justice taking AP reporters’ phone records, he couldn’t even muster the energy for outrage, mumbling blankly “mother f–cker.”

Stewart, more than any other broadcaster or political figure, has become a voice for the millennial generation and a conduit for its political awakening in the Obama era. Stewart has never withheld criticism for the president, but the tone is usually like that of a comedic roast, ribbing but generous, or the kind of sober, but compassionate warning a friend may give about about the need to shape up. But Stewart’s performance last night suggests the host is losing his patience with the president. Could his viewers and a core constituency of the Obama base be not far behind him?

It calls to mind one of the most famed moments in broadcasting, when CBS News legend Walter Cronkite delivered an editorial opinion after the Tet Offensive in February 1968 saying, “It is increasingly clear to this reporter that the only rational way out then will be to negotiate, not as victors, but as an honorable people who lived up to their pledge to defend democracy, and did the best they could.”

Apparently watching at the White House, President Johnson, who had lost the left long ago, reportedly turned to an aide and said, “If I’ve lost Cronkite, I’ve lost Middle America.” Just a few weeks later, Johnson announced he would not seek reelection. (Critics say the event has been widely misreported and overblown, but it still looms large in the American consciousness of the era, even if apocryphally.)

Obama can’t seek reelection anymore, of course. But he lost the Right long ago, and one wonders if at least some segments of his base may be losing patience as well, as the latest scandals on transparency and freedom of the press strike nerves close to the progressive heart. If George W. Bush targeted AP reporters, or systematically went after liberal groups, the left would be justifiably outraged (and was).

Meanwhile on CNN, Piers Morgan, who is also usually quite friendly to the president and willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, said Obama’s failures on transparency is America “at its worst.”

“Four months into a fresh four years, President Obama is already assuming the familiar crouch of a scandal-struck second-termer,” Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank wrote today.


Alex Seitz-Wald is Salon's political reporter. Email him at aseitz-wald@salon.com, and follow him on Twitter @aseitzwald.

Comrade Crapski
05-14-2013, 10:30 AM
There is no greater schadenfreude than the validation I have experienced the past few weeks KNOWING EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU O-BOT BOOTLICKING SCUMBAGS WHO CHARACTER ASSASSINATED ME, GOT ME BANNED OVER AND OVER FOR SPEAKING THE TRUTH ARE HENCEFORTH MY BITCHES IN THIS FORUM, AND MAKE NO MISTAKE I WILL ABUSE YOUR ASSES MERCILESSLY.

cosmo20002
05-14-2013, 11:12 AM
I got a letter some years ago about not reporting capital gains. I owed 3,600 extra. I called the agent in Philly and apologized, admitting they were right. Lady said "we don't get many of these kind of calls. I'm closing your file, have a nice day."


Obv that's just my one encounter with them, I imagine they were unfair to others .

Closed your file, as in "Never mind the money you owe and any interest and penalty"? I kind of doubt that.

cosmo20002
05-14-2013, 11:20 AM
Glad it worked out for you.

Mine was definitely not that nice of a meeting. Dude told me we owed 1200.00, which doesn't sound like much except at the time that was over a month's income for us. I told him I disagreed. He said I was welcome to appeal, but that they would probably go ahead and open two more years...in other words, shut up and pay bitch.

I walked out of that meeting with a new white hot disgust for the IRS...and the feds in general.

I have no idea what your particular circumstances were, but they are pretty much just following the rules that Congress hands down.

Unless you're just filing an EZ form, the different treatments for various types of income and the huge number and/or complexity of available deductions make it either very easy to cheat or to simply make a mistake.

mikey23545
05-14-2013, 11:24 AM
Obama Agent 20002 has reported for duty.

Bump
05-14-2013, 11:53 AM
Dumb. The two essentially tied, within 1/2 of 1% of the vote. At that level you can't even be sure of who won anyway. It was a split decision. Bad example.

good thing Bush had his brother in office in florida to sway the vote. I don't see how thats a bad example? Your votes do not matter. The people do not matter.

InChiefsHell
05-14-2013, 01:27 PM
I have no idea what your particular circumstances were, but they are pretty much just following the rules that Congress hands down.

Unless you're just filing an EZ form, the different treatments for various types of income and the huge number and/or complexity of available deductions make it either very easy to cheat or to simply make a mistake.

OK, my wife was running a daycare out of the house. Which means we had to file a schedule C. We had receipts for food that she bought for the daycare. In the opinion of the asshole IRS auditor, we weren't really using all the food for daycare, but probably for our own consumption. His OPINION. I had receipts with the foods highlighted that we used for the daycare, it wasn't like the whole receipt. He asked for proof, I provided it, and he decided on a whim that it wasn't enough proof. To be fair, this was before a supposed change in IRS policy that you are guilty until proven innocent..

I'm firmly of the belief that once they call you in for an audit (especially if you have a sched. C) they WILL find something period. All those nickles and dimes add up. Gotta feed the gubment after all, and they can't get it all from the rich, so they fuck the middle class in the ass cuz there's more of us and we can't fight.

And yeah, the whole time the bastard was adding up the taxes and penalties for late pay, he kept saying "surprised you got flagged, there's not much here". I'm thinking, ok, maybe a couple hundred bucks. 1200.00 later...

Bastards. Cold hard evil pricks, the lot of them.

Comrade Crapski
05-14-2013, 02:24 PM
Obama Agent 20002 has reported for duty.

LMAO

He's Debbie Wasserman mayonaise head Schultz's echo chamber.

cosmo20002
05-14-2013, 07:25 PM
Your votes do not matter. The people do not matter.

Aren't people who are always stoned supposed to be, like, not so gloomy all the time?

ClevelandBronco
05-14-2013, 11:25 PM
Aren't people who are always stoned supposed to be, like, not so gloomy all the time?

You'd be as upset as he is if you were the victim of a tranny.

EDIT: My bad. Tyranny. It appears that Bump's the victim of tyranny.
Fucking glaucoma.

Bump
05-15-2013, 12:53 AM
You'd be as upset as he is if you were the victim of a tranny.

EDIT: My bad. Tyranny. It appears that Bump's the victim of tyranny.
****ing glaucoma.

It is a matter of human rights. Weed is a medicine that could be afforded by all and it would just make a lot of people's lives a lot better.

But no, you'd prefer to toss people in jail with no criminal history, just possessed a joint and you think they deserve prison time just like a murderer.

You are a scumbag, really.

ClevelandBronco
05-15-2013, 12:59 AM
It is a matter of human rights. Weed is a medicine that could be afforded by all and it would just make a lot of people's lives a lot better.

But no, you'd prefer to toss people in jail with no criminal history, just possessed a joint and you think they deserve prison time just like a murderer.

You are a scumbag, really.

Yes, but I'm a scumbag that favors legal weed and actually lives in a place where that's the case, you stoner idiot.

Bump
05-15-2013, 01:02 AM
I'll use epilepsy as an example. It's known that marijuana helps epilepsy patients very effectively. But people like Cosmo, Donger, honestChiefsfan and ClevelandBronco would tell those epilepsy patients sorry, you're gonna have to go to jail now.

But here take Fycompa, it's approved by the FDA. Now it doesn't control your seizures as well as your previous evil, illegal treatment has. But you will now take these pills. Side effects include:

Irritability
Aggression
Anger
Anxiety
Paranoia
Euphoric mood
Agitation
Dizziness
Drowsiness
Fatigue
Irritability
Falls
Upper respiratory tract infection
Weight gain
Vertigo
Loss of muscle coordination (ataxia)
Gait disturbance
Balance disorder
Anxiety
Blurred vision
Stuttering (dysarthria)
Weakness (asthenia)
Aggression
Excessive sleep (hypersomni


Drink some alcohol, smoke a cigarette, take dangerous FDA approved pills. But whatever you do! Do not smoke weed, that's the devil.

Bump
05-15-2013, 01:04 AM
Yes, but I'm a scumbag that favors legal weed and actually lives in a place where that's the case, you stoner idiot.

no, I dont pay much attention to you. Not aware of any of your personal details.

ClevelandBronco
05-15-2013, 01:16 AM
no, I dont pay much attention to you. Not aware of any of your personal details.

It's cool. I don't share much detail anyway. The only thing I know about you is that you have a very unhealthy relationship with drugs.

Taco John
05-15-2013, 01:21 AM
It's cool. I don't share much detail anyway. The only thing I know about you is that you have a very unhealthy relationship with drugs.

In fairness, his chances to get bladder cancer (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/05/11/study-claims-marijuana-tied-to-lower-bladder-cancer-risk/2153019/) are significantly reduced.

ClevelandBronco
05-15-2013, 01:35 AM
In fairness, his chances to get bladder cancer (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/05/11/study-claims-marijuana-tied-to-lower-bladder-cancer-risk/2153019/) are significantly reduced.

I imagine that news will be a comfort to him if 15 minutes from now he can recall ever seeing it.

WhiteWhale
05-15-2013, 07:07 AM
That's not true at all.

Right...

It's all so grass roots. Corporate lobbying has nothing to do with policy. They're totally not in bed with each other.

cosmo20002
05-15-2013, 09:02 AM
I'll use epilepsy as an example. It's known that marijuana helps epilepsy patients very effectively. But people like Cosmo, Donger, honestChiefsfan and ClevelandBronco would tell those epilepsy patients sorry, you're gonna have to go to jail now.



Not me

LiveSteam
05-15-2013, 09:25 AM
Not me

You ever smoked it?

BucEyedPea
05-15-2013, 10:21 AM
http://www.salon.com/2013/05/14/obamas_cronkite_moment/
Obama’s Cronkite moment
Did the president lose Jon Stewart -- and his millennial base -- last night?
BY ALEX SEITZ-WALD

Obama can’t seek reelection anymore, of course. But he lost the Right long ago, and one wonders if at least some segments of his base may be losing patience as well, as the latest scandals on transparency and freedom of the press strike nerves close to the progressive heart. If George W. Bush targeted AP reporters, or systematically went after liberal groups, the left would be justifiably outraged (and was).

Meanwhile on CNN, Piers Morgan, who is also usually quite friendly to the president and willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, said Obama’s failures on transparency is America “at its worst.”


Especially when he promised a change in transparency. I think it all goes to show, that we can't rely on anyone seeking govt power, particularly the highest level to really reform themselves. Yet, people still have too much faith that govt is good enough to do this.

Good article. Though I think the Establishment is behind taking Obama down. Thus the media are really turning on him: 1) Obamacare is running into obstacles in being implemented 2) Syria is dragging out and it's coming out more that we're funding the AQ-aligned rebels. The Republicans will use all of it, including Benghazi, call for investigations but not a deep enough one because that will expose their own corruption.

There is a lot of rot in our govt today.

Bump
05-15-2013, 11:39 AM
It's cool. I don't share much detail anyway. The only thing I know about you is that you have a very unhealthy relationship with drugs.

I do? ROFL

Saul Good
05-15-2013, 11:57 AM
http://www.salon.com/2013/05/14/obamas_cronkite_moment/
Obama’s Cronkite moment
Did the president lose Jon Stewart -- and his millennial base -- last night?
BY ALEX SEITZ-WALD


If President Obama has lost Jon Stewart, has he lost his base? It’s a question worth considering after the Daily Show host tore into the president Monday night for a series of scandals and controversies that seem to piling up by the hour this week. In a shouty, expletive-laden segment, Stewart said, said the IRS scandal will be fodder to the right-wing conspiracy theories he’s been battling for years and that it single handily “shifted the burden of proof from the tin foil-behatted to the government:”

“Well, congratulations, President Barack Obama, Conspiracy theorists who generally can survive in anaerobic environments have just had an algae bloom dropped on their f–king heads, thus removing the last arrow in your pro-governance quiver: skepticism about your opponents.”

By the time Stewart got around to the Department of Justice taking AP reporters’ phone records, he couldn’t even muster the energy for outrage, mumbling blankly “mother f–cker.”

Stewart, more than any other broadcaster or political figure, has become a voice for the millennial generation and a conduit for its political awakening in the Obama era. Stewart has never withheld criticism for the president, but the tone is usually like that of a comedic roast, ribbing but generous, or the kind of sober, but compassionate warning a friend may give about about the need to shape up. But Stewart’s performance last night suggests the host is losing his patience with the president. Could his viewers and a core constituency of the Obama base be not far behind him?

It calls to mind one of the most famed moments in broadcasting, when CBS News legend Walter Cronkite delivered an editorial opinion after the Tet Offensive in February 1968 saying, “It is increasingly clear to this reporter that the only rational way out then will be to negotiate, not as victors, but as an honorable people who lived up to their pledge to defend democracy, and did the best they could.”

Apparently watching at the White House, President Johnson, who had lost the left long ago, reportedly turned to an aide and said, “If I’ve lost Cronkite, I’ve lost Middle America.” Just a few weeks later, Johnson announced he would not seek reelection. (Critics say the event has been widely misreported and overblown, but it still looms large in the American consciousness of the era, even if apocryphally.)

Obama can’t seek reelection anymore, of course. But he lost the Right long ago, and one wonders if at least some segments of his base may be losing patience as well, as the latest scandals on transparency and freedom of the press strike nerves close to the progressive heart. If George W. Bush targeted AP reporters, or systematically went after liberal groups, the left would be justifiably outraged (and was).

Meanwhile on CNN, Piers Morgan, who is also usually quite friendly to the president and willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, said Obama’s failures on transparency is America “at its worst.”

“Four months into a fresh four years, President Obama is already assuming the familiar crouch of a scandal-struck second-termer,” Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank wrote today.


Alex Seitz-Wald is Salon's political reporter. Email him at aseitz-wald@salon.com, and follow him on Twitter @aseitzwald.

Strange conclusion drawn by Stewart...

He's been ranting against those on the right accusing the administration of underhandedness because Stewart doesn't believe their claims. The claims are proven right, and he's mad at Obama because his job of defending Obama just got harder.

In light of recent developments, you'd think he would stop spending his time attacking the people who turned out to be correct and start attacking the corruption in DC.

Comrade Crapski
05-15-2013, 12:01 PM
You spend six years not doing your job, not reporting the truth about Barry, doing all you can to destroy his political opponents, and this is the thanks you get.

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WhawhaWhat
05-15-2013, 12:12 PM
Strange conclusion drawn by Stewart...

He's been ranting against those on the right accusing the administration of underhandedness because Stewart doesn't believe their claims. The claims are proven right, and he's mad at Obama because his job of defending Obama just got harder.

In light of recent developments, you'd think he would stop spending his time attacking the people who turned out to be correct and start attacking the corruption in DC.

Let me guess.... not a regular watcher?

Radar Chief
05-15-2013, 01:16 PM
Strange conclusion drawn by Stewart...

He's been ranting against those on the right accusing the administration of underhandedness because Stewart doesn't believe their claims. The claims are proven right, and he's mad at Obama because his job of defending Obama just got harder.

In light of recent developments, you'd think he would stop spending his time attacking the people who turned out to be correct and start attacking the corruption in DC.

Looks to me like he just admitted he views his job as that of a partisan shill.
And I’m sure his crowd laughed it up in approval.

Radar Chief
05-15-2013, 01:19 PM
Let me guess.... not a regular watcher?

I’ll never forgive Stewart for completely fucking up what used to be my favorite show on Comedy Channel.

Saul Good
05-15-2013, 01:20 PM
Looks to me like he just admitted he views his job as that of a partisan shill.
And I’m sure his crowd laughed it up in approval.

That's honestly what it sounds like he was saying. Maybe he was being ironic or something. Humor doesn't always come through in print.

Comrade Crapski
05-15-2013, 01:24 PM
I’ll never forgive Stewart for completely ****ing up what used to be my favorite show on Comedy Channel.

It's amazing how many careers were self-destructed after blindly following Obamugabe.

Bowser
05-15-2013, 01:25 PM
I’ll never forgive Stewart for completely fucking up what used to be my favorite show on Comedy Channel.

He kept the "Moment of Zen". Stop bitching.

Donger
05-15-2013, 01:30 PM
That's not true at all.

For the prognosticators of doom, tyranny and totalitarianism, the truth isn't really required. It just makes them feel good to say that we live under a fascist state (which is REALLY weird, if one thinks about it).

Radar Chief
05-15-2013, 02:25 PM
He kept the "Moment of Zen". Stop bitching.

Not gonna happen until a “comedian” that is actually funny takes the show over.

mikey23545
05-15-2013, 02:47 PM
Looks to me like he just admitted he views his job as that of a partisan shill.



Exactly.

And as you noted, the crowd adores his admission.

There is simply no hope for this country. We have passed over the tipping point, and there is nothing left to grab onto to try and save ourselves...

Reaper16
05-15-2013, 03:02 PM
Out of everything related to this issue, I'm most surprised by the number of Craig Kilborn fanboys in this thread.

alnorth
05-15-2013, 07:27 PM
Not gonna happen until a “comedian” that is actually funny takes the show over.

You are one of the few people on the planet who insists that Stewart is not funny. His enormous ratings speaks for itself.

Radar Chief
05-15-2013, 10:16 PM
Out of everything related to this issue, I'm most surprised by the number of Craig Kilborn fanboys in this thread.

What has Kilborn done since leaving TDS? I know he was on late night for a time but completely lost track of him years ago. So it seems to me that it was the writing that made the show and Kilborn was just a face that was good at reading the teleprompter. Much like our POTUS.

Radar Chief
05-15-2013, 10:18 PM
You are one of the few people on the planet who insists that Stewart is not funny. His enormous ratings speaks for itself.

His viewers consider the COMEDY CHANNEL a "most trusted news source", so I don't much care what they like.

Xanathol
05-15-2013, 11:59 PM
You are one of the few people on the planet who insists that Stewart is not funny. His enormous ratings speaks for itself.The Daily Show gets ratings of 0.6-0.7 but with a viewership of only ~1.45 million...

LiveSteam
05-16-2013, 01:14 AM
Holder Justice Department Also Tapped House of Representatives Cloak Room

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/05/breaking-holder-justice-department-also-tapped-house-of-representatives-cloak-room/

WhiteWhale
05-16-2013, 07:22 AM
Stewart is a comedian who has always been up front about his bias.

You guys are up tight crybabies.

Radar Chief
05-16-2013, 08:05 AM
Stewart is a comedian who has always been up front about his bias.

You guys are up tight crybabies.

He can have his bias, on a few certain issues I’ll even agree with him.
He is just not funny, which I thought was kind of a prerequisite for being a “comedian”.
It is funny that the Stewart fanboys are showing up squirting crocodile tears because I dared to criticize TDS.

InChiefsHell
05-16-2013, 08:11 AM
Holder Justice Department Also Tapped House of Representatives Cloak Room

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/05/breaking-holder-justice-department-also-tapped-house-of-representatives-cloak-room/

Jeeeeez...

blaise
05-16-2013, 08:11 AM
I think he's a funny guy and I don't hold his bias against him, it's his show, but I don't have much interest in watching a show that is so slanted toward Democrats.

WhawhaWhat
05-16-2013, 08:21 AM
He can have his bias, on a few certain issues I’ll even agree with him.
He is just not funny, which I thought was kind of a prerequisite for being a “comedian”.
It is funny that the Stewart fanboys are showing up squirting crocodile tears because I dared to criticize TDS.

We didn't know that you set the bar for what is funny. Give us time to adjust. Also please give us an idea of who is funny so we can catch up. If you say Blue Collar comedy, please shoot yourself.

Radar Chief
05-16-2013, 08:29 AM
We didn't know that you set the bar for what is funny.

Quote where I claimed I “set the bar for funny”.

If you say Blue Collar comedy, please shoot yourself.

Oh I see, you think I’m treading on your “get to determine what is funny” turf. Well, you’ll just have to get over it. I have never found anything Stewart has done to be funny.

WhiteWhale
05-16-2013, 08:29 AM
He can have his bias, on a few certain issues I’ll even agree with him.
He is just not funny, which I thought was kind of a prerequisite for being a “comedian”.
Funny that the Stewart fanboys are showing up squirting crocodile tears because I dared to criticize TDS.
1. I was mocking people who act like Stewart parades himself as an unbiased political pundit. He doesn't. Simple as that. You weren't doing that, but felt the need to respond so i'll respond in kind.

2. You are not an authority on what is funny and what is not. You are one opinion in a sea of opinions. Obviously many people DO find him funny, which is why he still has a show. Savvy? You seem to understand this. What's the problem?

3. I don't watch his show. Do you routinely create and assign opinions to others in an attempt to dismiss them? I'm not a fanboy. I have a problem with people, on both sides, who take him too seriously.

blaise
05-16-2013, 08:32 AM
We didn't know that you set the bar for what is funny. Give us time to adjust. Also please give us an idea of who is funny so we can catch up. If you say Blue Collar comedy, please shoot yourself.

I can't lie, Larry the Cable Guy can deliver some pretty clever lines if you look past the schtick.

Radar Chief
05-16-2013, 08:37 AM
1. I was mocking people who act like Stewart parades himself as an unbiased political pundit. He doesn't. Simple as that. You weren't doing that, but felt the need to respond so i'll respond in kind.

This is what you posted.

Stewart is a comedian who has always been up front about his bias.

You guys are up tight crybabies.

Pretty sure no one is going to see that as you “mocking Stewart fans”.

2. You are not an authority on what is funny and what is not. You are one opinion in a sea of opinions. Obviously many people DO find him funny, which is why he still has a show. Savvy? You seem to understand this. What's the problem?

As has been pointed out, quote exactly where I claim to be the authority on funny.
I don’t have a problem, I’ve clearly stated my opinion, you seem to have a problem with that, a problem which is entirely yours.

3. I don't watch his show. Are you so weak minded that you routinely create and assign opinions to others in a pathetic attempt to dismiss them?

If the shoe doesn’t fit then don’t wear it.

Radar Chief
05-16-2013, 08:43 AM
I can't lie, Larry the Cable Guy can deliver some pretty clever lines if you look past the schtick.

Larry can have a few zingers here and there but the act is so contrived that it gets on my nerves.
Engvall and Foxworthy can be funny though but they’re better off sticking to stand up, their attempts at a sitcom have failed miserably.

blaise
05-16-2013, 08:57 AM
Larry can have a few zingers here and there but the act is so contrived that it gets on my nerves.
Engvall and Foxworthy can be funny though but they’re better off sticking to stand up, their attempts at a sitcom have failed miserably.

I don't care for those two so much, and I never would have thought I'd like Larry the Cable Guy, but I listen to a 24/7 comedy radio channel quite a bit and when he comes on he often makes me laugh.
I don't know that I could stand an hour of it or anything.

Radar Chief
05-16-2013, 09:36 AM
I don't care for those two so much, and I never would have thought I'd like Larry the Cable Guy, but I listen to a 24/7 comedy radio channel quite a bit and when he comes on he often makes me laugh.
I don't know that I could stand an hour of it or anything.

I was channel surfing one weekend and went by his show Only in America when he was wrangling gators so I watched it for a few. He got close enough to a gator that it turned and hissed at him, he squealed like a little girl and leapt a good 5 ft. backwards in one bound. Never knew the big guy could move like that, funniest thing I’ve seen him do.

patteeu
05-16-2013, 12:08 PM
Philadelphia Eagles guard, Evan Mathis, responds to IRS scandal:

http://media.hotair.com/greenroom/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/EvanMathisPissing-e1368713304745.jpg

InChiefsHell
05-16-2013, 01:17 PM
Philadelphia Eagles guard, Evan Mathis, responds to IRS scandal:

http://media.hotair.com/greenroom/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/EvanMathisPissing-e1368713304745.jpg

AWESOME!
:clap:

LiveSteam
05-16-2013, 01:54 PM
ABC News' Trey Hardin: West Wing Of White House Authorized IRS-Gate


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Comrade Crapski
05-23-2013, 12:19 PM
On Tuesday, U.S. Senator John Thune (R-SD) sent aletter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew questioning the wisdom of placing Sarah Hall Ingram, the embattled former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) commissioner for tax-exempt groups, in charge of Obamacare.

“Given Ms. Hall Ingram’s position as commissioner of the IRS Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division when the targeting of certain groups began, please confirm whether Ms. Hall Ingram is a subject of the Department of Justice’s investigation into whether IRS employees broke criminal laws by singling out conservative groups for special review and inappropriate questions,” wrote Thune.

The South Dakota senator also requested that the IRS halt the implementation or enforcement of any regulations that may have been drafted under Ingram.


Read more: http://patriotupdate.com/2013/05/senator-pushes-to-suspend-irs-obamacare-regulations/#ixzz2U8ZQdpNK

InChiefsHell
05-28-2013, 12:36 PM
Now it looks like they are after the CEO of Gibson Guitars...

http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/26/paper-gibson-guitar-raids-may-be-another-case-of-obama-administration-targeting/

LiveSteam
05-28-2013, 01:37 PM
Now it looks like they are after the CEO of Gibson Guitars...

http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/26/paper-gibson-guitar-raids-may-be-another-case-of-obama-administration-targeting/

Well they raided the plant with machine guns over wood.

"We're in this really incredible situation. We have been implicated in wrongdoing and we haven't been charged with anything," he says. "Our business has been injured to millions of dollars. And we don't even have a court we can go to and say, 'Look, here's our position.'"

The U.S. Justice Department won't comment about the case it's preparing, but a court motion filed in June asserts Gibson's Madagascar ebony was contraband. It quotes emails that seem to show Gibson taking steps to maintain a supply chain that's been connected to illegal timber harvests.

stonedstooge
05-28-2013, 01:57 PM
Well they raided the plant with machine guns over wood.

"We're in this really incredible situation. We have been implicated in wrongdoing and we haven't been charged with anything," he says. "Our business has been injured to millions of dollars. And we don't even have a court we can go to and say, 'Look, here's our position.'"

The U.S. Justice Department won't comment about the case it's preparing, but a court motion filed in June asserts Gibson's Madagascar ebony was contraband. It quotes emails that seem to show Gibson taking steps to maintain a supply chain that's been connected to illegal timber harvests.

HOLDER NEEDS TO INVESTIGATE THIS TOO!

LiveSteam
05-28-2013, 01:59 PM
HOLDER NEEDS TO INVESTIGATE THIS TOO!

Im sure if you look deep enough, you will find that Holder signed off on this raid.

stonedstooge
05-28-2013, 02:03 PM
Im sure if you look deep enough, you will find that Holder signed off on this raid.

Watching the Libtards explaining away his doings this weekend gives me little confidence that this country will ever recover from their doings.

mikey23545
05-28-2013, 03:16 PM
Well they raided the plant with machine guns over wood.

"We're in this really incredible situation. We have been implicated in wrongdoing and we haven't been charged with anything," he says. "Our business has been injured to millions of dollars. And we don't even have a court we can go to and say, 'Look, here's our position.'"

The U.S. Justice Department won't comment about the case it's preparing, but a court motion filed in June asserts Gibson's Madagascar ebony was contraband. It quotes emails that seem to show Gibson taking steps to maintain a supply chain that's been connected to illegal timber harvests.


"Fast and Deciduous"

LiveSteam
05-28-2013, 03:43 PM
"Fast and Deciduous"

Its was a Wango Z Tango

RedNeckRaider
05-28-2013, 03:46 PM
Its was a Wango Z Tango

While my guitar gently weeps~

Comrade Crapski
05-29-2013, 10:48 AM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_gc9etW8fpXQ/TER9Bb1PQXI/AAAAAAAAA6E/f1gZ3ZeB50o/s1600/obama%27s+lie.jpg

Fairplay
05-29-2013, 10:55 AM
The liberal Jack-boot getting more and more people everyday it seems.

Comrade Crapski
05-30-2013, 10:12 AM
If you put together all of the White House visits by Cabinet members Eric Holder, Kathleen Sebelius, and Hillary Clinton, you might approach the number accumulated by a non-Cabinet official from an agency in the news lately. Douglas Shulman visited the White House far more often during the Obama administration than the closest members of Barry's own team.

Calcountry
05-30-2013, 03:16 PM
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough tore into the federal government over the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups.

In addition to calling the admitted actions “mind-boggling,” the personality highlighted the assertion that “this government is using the Internal Revenue Service to target people with whom they disagree.” Others, like co-host Willie Geist, jumped in to say that the collective actions constitute ”tyranny.”

“When it comes to political speech, it’s sacrosanct. Our founding fathers meant for it to be sacrosanct,” Scarborough said, going on the lambaste the IRS. “Liberal and conservative Supreme Courts alike do not allow the government to tread on political speech. There is a wall around that, and the wall has been knocked down by the IRS for several years now.”

Geist mirrored these sentiments, as did other “Morning Joe” panelists and co-hosts. While he noted that other claims about the government coming after guns have been overblown, the threat to free-speech posed by the IRS in this instance, in Geist’s view, is a true government-led assault.

“There’s been many overblown claims of tyranny and abuse of power from the government over the last few years. We’ve heard those. We’re coming for your guns — that kind of thing,” he said. “This is tyranny. If this is the government, a nonpartisan agency coming after specific groups, this time it’s real.”

Scarborough also called for Obama to “fire people” and to come out condemning the “unspeakable” actions of the IRS in the harshest terms possible. Rather than sitting back and ignoring the scandal, he implored the president to demand answers.

Watch the segment, below:

<iframe src="http://videos.mediaite.com/embed/player/?content_type=content_item&layout=&playlist_cid=&content=NFNFVX2H9ZC65SPN&widget_type_cid=svp&read_more=1" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="421" scrolling="no" width="420"></iframe>As soon as Obama fires people, people will start to roll on him.