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Last night, Jon Stewart opened the show by looking at Michigan Republicans' latest salvo in their war on women, this time by censoring state rep. Lisa Brown (D) after she used the word "vagina" on the House floor.  In a debate over abortion.

BROOKE BALDWIN, CNN (6/15/2012): A Michigan Democrat said the word "vagina" in an abortion debate.  Then Republicans barred her from speaking again on the state house floor.
"Ay!  You believe this lady, bringing up vaginas in an abortion debate?  You got a lot of balls, lady!  What?!  Oh, now I'm out too!  All right, fine!"

What are they worried about?  Vaginas aren't like Voldemort or Beetlejuice.  Invoking the name "vagina" doesn't make them suddenly appear.  Believe me, if it did, high school would've been very different for me.  (audience laughter turns to sympathy for Jon)  Lost my virginity in '81, the girl appealed, I got it back in '83.

I don't know what Michigan's so uptight about.  It's a state that is basically fisting the Great Lakes!

Video and full transcript, and an NSFW graphic below the fold.

Quick off the top, Michigan last week, Republican lawmakers were introducing several bills that would create more stringent regulations on abortions and abortion providers, which, in and of itself, would obviously not be news.  But it is news for this one glorious bit of floor debate.
MICHIGAN STATE REP. LISA BROWN, D-WEST BLOOMFIELD (6/13/2012): And finally, Mr. Speaker, I'm flattered that you're all so interested in my vagina, but no means no!
(wild audience cheering)

Zing!!  That's Michigan Democrat Lisa Brown, with a pretty decent vagina zinger.  Which, by the way, is my favorite Celestial Seasonings tea.

Mmm.  Oh, that's good tea.

No harm, no foul!

BROOKE BALDWIN, CNN (6/15/2012): A Michigan Democrat said the word "vagina" in an abortion debate.  Then Republicans barred her from speaking again on the state house floor.
"Ay!  You believe this lady, bringing up vaginas in an abortion debate?  You got a lot of balls, lady!  What?!  Oh, now I'm out too!  All right, fine!"

What are they worried about?  Vaginas aren't like Voldemort or Beetlejuice.  Invoking the name "vagina" doesn't make them suddenly appear.  Believe me, if it did, high school would've been very different for me.  (audience laughter turns to sympathy for Jon)  Lost my virginity in '81, the girl appealed, I got it back in '83.

I don't know what Michigan's so uptight about.  It's a state that is basically fisting the Great Lakes!

Clean up your own house!  But all right, if you insist that the ladies of Michigan use more conservative-friendly terminology when adding their voices to the women's health debate, "vagina" is out.  It can no longer be used.  The new preferred term I give you is this: Margaret Snatcher!

(wild and shocked audience reaction)

All right, how about [bleeped out]?  (audience howls in response)  It's up to you, whatever you want to use!

That's supposed to look more like an actual mouth, not... all right, forget it.

Jon then covered the Eurozone crisis.
Sam Bee then had a Sex and the City parody about Obama's fundraiser with Sarah Jessica Parker.
Meanwhile, Stephen looked at Obama's immigration policy change and the right-wing "reporter" who interrupted him at the announcement.
He then updated us on his attempt to gain access to Sweden's official Twitter account.

Jon interviewed journalist Parmy Olson, who has a new book about Anonymous/LulzSec, and Stephen interviewed Paul Krugman about, what else, the economy.

Originally posted to BruinKid on Tue Jun 19, 2012 at 05:00 AM PDT.

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