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Jon Stewart Lampoons Sen. Stevens’ Net Nonsense

Jon Stewart on Ted Stevens

“The Daily Shows” host tees off on Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Ted Stevens’ instantly infamous speech about Net Neutrality—which Stewart likened to “something you’d hear from a crazy old man in an airport bar at 3 a.m.”

Posted on Jul 12, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN
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Bush, Infallible to His Sycophants

Steve Bradbury

Testifying before Congress yesterday, the Justice Department’s top lawyer had a succinct answer to a question posed by a senator about whether Bush was wrong or right in his interpretation of the Supreme Court’s Hamdan case: “The President is always right.”

Posted on Jul 12, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN

Colbert Sounds Off on the Feminine Ideal

Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert has some thoughtful advice on the female quest for beauty.

Posted on Jul 11, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN

Jon Stewart Mocks Bush’s Claims on Diplomacy

Jon Stewart

“The Daily Show” host uses a montage of video clips of Bush alternately dismissing and praising the use of diplomacy in dealing with WMD-bent dictators like Saddam Hussein and North Korea’s Kim Jong-Il.

Posted on Jul 11, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN

Sen. Stevens’ Internet Ignorance Goes Viral

Ted Steven'

Check out a glorious techno mash-up song of Sen. Ted Stevens’ instantly infamous speech last week on Internet technologies, in which the 85-year-old chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee—which is debating Net Neutrality—betrayed his woefully inadequate grasp of Net fundamentals.
(h/t: Crooks and Liars)

Posted on Jul 11, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN

Rep. Barney Frank Rails Against Anti-Gambling Bill

Rep. Barney Frank

The Democratic congressman from Massachusetts slams the GOP for its attempt to legislate morality in the realm of online poker (while Republicans hypocritically protect other forms of gambling). Money quote: “If we were to outlaw for adults everything that college students abuse we would all just sit at home and do nothing!”

Posted on Jul 11, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN

Colbert’s Method of Flag Disposal

Colbert and Flag Freezing

The “Colbert Report” host has a novel method for getting rid of unserviceable U.S. flags…

  • Watch it.

  • Posted on Jul 10, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN

    Bush’s Mysterious Bulge, Explained

    Bush the robot

    Remember the unexplained shape visible under Bush’s jacket during the 2004 debates? A German TV station has solved the mystery: It’s Bush’s gas tank. Check out this very funny satirical riff on “Bush, the puppet.”

    Posted on Jul 10, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN

    An Illustrated History of the Bikini

    Bikini slideshow

    Sure, the FCC may be cracking down on indecency, but if you want to see how far society has come in that department, check out this Victorian-era “bathing machine,” a hut on wheels that protected bathers from public scrutiny until they were far enough from shore to avoid being observed.

    Posted on Jul 10, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN

    Carolla Hangs Up on Coulter

    Caroll and Coulter

    The radio talk show host hung up on the right-wing hatemonger when she called in to his show late. Carolla: “I don’t have time for bitches.”
    Amen, brother. Hopefully radio and TV hosts will extend this by not inviting her on their shows in the first place….

    Posted on Jul 9, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN

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