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Jon Stewart discussing ISIS on The Daily Show
Still catching up after vacation, Jon Stewart turned his attention to the spiraling violence in Iraq and Syria, followed by an incredulous look at ESPN's coverage of Michael Sam.

Jump below the fold to see the video.  

First up, can "f*ucking crazy" ISIS even lead?

Senior correspondent Samantha Bee hit the St. Louis Rams locker room and showers:

Finally, Jon welcomed Hassan Abbas to discuss his book The Taliban Revival:

Originally posted to Scout Finch on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 07:05 AM PDT.

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  •  I think we should kick their ISIS. (3+ / 0-)
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    BelgianBastard, bakeneko, anshmishra

    You can give a 9 yo Girl an Uzi but you can't make pot brownies for adults.

    [41984 | Feb 4, 2005]

    by xxdr zombiexx on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 05:02:22 PM PDT

  •  Let's hope ISIS and it's dreams of a Caliphate... (1+ / 0-)
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    bare a strong resemblance to the squirrel chasing that acorn...

    I ride the wild horse .

    by BelgianBastard on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 05:09:15 PM PDT

  •  I do remember the ISIS children's live action hero (0+ / 0-)

    television show.... "Oh Mighty ISIS". And yes I think of it when I hear about ISIS.

    The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy;the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness

    by CTMET on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 06:00:36 PM PDT

  •  Related Post (0+ / 0-)

    "The Democrats and the Republicans are equally corrupt where money is concerned. It's only in the amount where the Republicans excel." ~ Will Rogers

    by Lefty Coaster on Fri Aug 29, 2014 at 12:37:37 AM PDT

  •  Jon Stewart's Rant Transcends Comedy (1+ / 0-)
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    So much that I actually transcribed it. (I think that "computer's department" was supposed to be "department's computer".)

    So [ISIS] wants a Caliphate, much like the empire ruled by the Ummahs in the 7th and 8th centuries. I hope that you've notified your recruits that life in your Caliphate will be less Pizza Hut and more hut.

    But setting aside the historical authenticity of ISIS methods, why exactly do you even want your own country? Because while you seem quite adept at the depraved killing part, are you really prepared to do the little things you need to do to run a functioning state?

    [Cut to soldier directing traffic]

    Ooh you're directing traffic ... That must be so hard in a city with 8 cars left. You know I wouldn't be so proud of accomplishing a job where you could be replaced by a COLORED LIGHT, all right?

    Here's a question for you, guys who want to establish their own state. Who's gonna pay that guy's pension? How you gonna raise money to maintain those roads? Oh, you captured some oil wells? Great, now you gotta build a bureaucracy to pump that oil, refine it. And what if there's a spill? You think you're radical and determined? Well, have you met ENVIRONMENTALISTS?

    And that's not to mention all the resources you gotta  spend keeping your people happy. You're gonna have to build parks, a zoo, you're gonna have to try to host the Olympics, which EVEN IF YOU GET, you're just gonna spend billions of dollars to end up with a bunch of skating rinks you're never gonna use again. Especially after you outlaw skating. Because you're fucking crazy.

    And remember all your fighters in those pickup trucks? Well in 20 years, guess what? They'll be filling the waiting rooms in YOUR dysfunctional VA. Let's see how much fun you're gonna have when you've gotta "terrorize" a 9 month backlog by hand, because one computer's department doesn't talk to another another computer's department.

    That's right, ISIS. Look at us. Take a good look at us. We're living YOUR dream. We're the most powerful state in history. We influence the whole world, and all we talk about is how everything sucks now.

    How much happier we were in the old days, when we were tooling around on horses, taking pot shots at Redcoats, no responsibilities; we could spend all night just throwing tea into a harbor. But you know what came after that? 200 years of fucking paperwork. That's right!

    And by the way, of all the places to build a new government, great job picking the one region where they go through regimes like Pringles. 'Cause pretty soon  YOU'RE gonna do something that's gonna piss people off enough that THEY'LL take arms up against YOU.

    And then suddenly you have your own insurgency to deal with. And YOU'RE gonna have to make some tough choices about working with people YOU don't like. And guess what? It's probably gonna be us!

    So if that seems great, go for it. And in 20 years when you come crying to us "Oh no, my polarized government can't agree on a long-term solution for our fiscal policies", then all we'll have to say is this.

    Welcome to the fucking club.

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