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  •  Jon Stewart went there: (2+ / 0-)
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    First segment of the show last night (May 1), he brought up Guantanamo and what a clusterfuck that whole situation is.  Nothing conclusive by the end of his talking about it, but it was an American talking about Guantanamo for a change.  Jon didn't bring up closing Guantanamo with Kay Bailey Hutchison in the third segment, but I wish he would have.  The fact that Jon brought up someone's statement that Repukes were never going to vote in favor of anything "bipartisan" because it would be seen as a "victory for Obama" is a telling phrase.  [Please, oh, please, please, please, please, please make that recalcitrant Repuke Bu!!$h!te be a reason to elect a huge majority of progressive Dems so we can get something done in the next administration for a change....  Maybe they can also finally repeal all the illegal and unconstitutional Bu!!$h!te that was passed under Dumbya and Dickie - well, one can daydream.]

    The day before that (Apr 30) I read this headline at BBC (video at link):
    Barack Obama says Guantanamo Bay prison must close

    I was beginning to think no one in America was going to talk about this stain on our reputation (one among many, still), quite aside from the fact that our unindicted lying war criminals are sleeping safe and sound in their itty bitty beds.  I know; Jon's not a "real newsman" (as he has repeatedly said) - but if he mentions a serious topic (which Guantanamo most assuredly is), the topic stays in someone's mind for a few minutes, whereas Moronic Media is too busy cluttering up our beautiful minds with infotainment schlock and refusing to discuss anything serious, let alone actually tell us facts and truth, because they insist truth and facts have "sides."  Wrong.  Political pundits' opinions have "sides" - facts are just that: facts.  We are desperately lacking facts and truth from what is supposed to be our "news" networks.

    Hooray for Jon Stewart!

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Thu May 02, 2013 at 02:48:23 AM PDT

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