Six brief minutes with Thom Hartmann will reward you with more factual news than hours wasted watching the babblers on mainstream 'news' outlets of CNN, MSNBC, CBS. etc. [Fox doesn't even pretend to offer actual news.]
With great precision, Jon Stewart rips a new one for professional fuckwit Glenn Beck, star creep on Fox News. He really is a disgusting excuse for a human being. Mr. Beck is an ignorant, divisive, and most of all pathetically maniplulative asshole.
Have you no shame Mr. Beck, have you no shame?
"The Daily Show" has a knack for going on vacation when important things happen, so it's nice to see Jon Stewart proactively "report" on Glenn Beck's Aug. 28 civil rights rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. In a segment dubbed "I Have A Scheme," Stewart picked apart Beck's plan to "restore honor" to the republic on the same day and in the same place as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. did exactly 47 years ago.
Beck claims not to have realized the coincidence when planning his "Beckapalooza" and Stewart honestly believed him. "Wow, so Glenn Beck didn't realize that was an important day in African-American history?" he asked. "I find that... Totally plausible. I find that totally plausible."
While Beck will not be standing in the same EXACT spot as Dr. King did on that historic day (he'll be standing two flights down) Stewart did take issue with Beck's plan to "reclaim the civil rights movement." Beck argued that white people can't praise or support the mission of Dr. King without criticism.
"Who acts like white people can't praise Martin Luther King?" Stewart said in disbelief. "Or is it that they don't want people who called Barack Obama, the first black president, a racist to praise Martin Luther King?" [Huffpo]
. Interesting. This week, Time's cover story is an essay arguing in favor of teaching the Bible in U.S. schools. On the cover of its international editions is ."The Truth About Talibanistan", about the resurgence of the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan (and also, Pakistan). The story is in the U.S. edition of the magazine but not on the American cover, presumably because Time, Inc.. thinks the Bible will do better newsstand (even though it is a singularly unattractive cover).
Ditch the cover of a theocratic movement desperately trying to gain control of one country and replace it with a cover story of a theocratic movement desperately trying to gain control of another country. Religious fanatics, be they of the cross or crescent variety, are equally disgusting.
I don't know what's scarier, a country that will do anything for Allah, or a country that will do anything for God. You could make the case that at least Afghanistan doesn't have nuclear weapons and a massive military-industrial complex.Frankly, I'm glad I'm not living in Afghanistan OR the U.S. right now.