Great Moments In Civility

..from John Stewart:

We can have animus and not be enemies, unless it’s guaranteed to trigger an applause break from an adoring studio audience. We should all try to get along and respect each other, unless you just don’t like the other person. Be nice, unless you think being a jerk will get a laugh.

And if you’ve got a problem with that? Well, I think you know the answer to that one:

Go have a nice day for yourself.

Can someone explain to me, again, why we are to look, as a shining beacon for “sanity” (let alone as a “news” source), to someone whose stock in trade is acerbic and historically ignorant cynicism and satire?

[Update a few minutes later]

“Rally To Restore Authority.” What John Stewart really stands for.

Weird Campaign Sign

We were driving through San Anselmo this morning on our way back to LA from Stinson Beach, and I saw a sign that said:

Water Board

I have to confess that my immediate thought was “Waterboard Joy Behar? Someone after my own heart.” But after seeing several more of them, and realizing that this was the heart of Marin County (where she’s probably a heroine), I finally figured out that someone (else) named Behar was running for the board that oversees local water issues.

Are Stewart And Colbert Pro-Islamofascist?

…or just ignorant/stupid?

Based on their previous behavior, I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt.

Why yes, I’m not as impressed with their supposed intelligence and hipness as I’m supposed to be. Why do you ask?

It’s really a shame, too. I liked Cat Stephens in my youth, before he became a murderous misogynist nutcase. Or at least, I liked his music.

[Update a few minutes later]

Just how much sanity was on the Mall yesterday? A crowd estimate.

[Update a while later]

Here’s sample of the sanity on offer. Note the abundance of leftist projection (e.g. fear mongers, tools of corporations). And this is classic:

“[Barack Obama’s] made some progress, but the dude’s got to dig out of a big hole,” said an Obama voter from Maryland. “We need him to do what he asked us to make him do what he said he was going to do in the campaign.”

Got it.


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