Don’t forget… there’s a Bill O’Reilly vs. Jon Stewart Debate on October 6. It costs $4.95 to hear the 90 minute show live. Hey…cheaper than the movies and probably more entertaining!
- Fox News Tries To Ambush Jon Stewart On Television. They Probably Shouldn’t Have Done That. (upworthy.com)
- Video: Jon Stewart to Debate Bill O’Reilly Oct. 6 (boiseweekly.com)
- Stewart: 47% Gaffe Turns Fox Into ‘Bulls#%t Mountain’ (newser.com)
- Bill O’Reilly Announces 90-Minute Debate Against Jon Stewart (perezhilton.com)
- Bill O’Reilly and Jon Stewart to debate (politico.com)
- Would you pay $4.95 to see Jon Stewart debate Bill O’Reilly? Who will win? (allday.today.com)
Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television
Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO • HBO Entertainment
Girls • HBO • Apatow Productions and I am Jenni Konner Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Modern Family • ABC • Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television
Veep • HBO • Dundee Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front
Breaking Bad • AMC • Sony Pictures Television
Downton Abbey • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production
Game Of Thrones • HBO • Bighead, Littlehead, Generator Productions,
Homeland • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21
Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television
Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
American Horror Story • FX Networks • Twentieth Century Fox Television
Game Change • HBO • Playtone and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films
Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY • Thinkfactory Media in association with History
Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO • Attaboy Films and A Walrus & Associates in
Luther • BBC America • A BBC and BBC America Co-Production
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS • Hartswood West for
Outstanding Variety Series
The Colbert Report • Comedy Central • Hello Doggie, Inc. with Busboy Productions and Spartina Productions
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Comedy Central • Central Productions, LLC
Jimmy Kimmel Live • ABC • ABC Studios in association with Jackhole Industries, Inc
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon • NBC • Universal Television and Broadway Video
Real Time With Bill Maher • HBO • Bill Maher Productions and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO
Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Variety Special
Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute To America’s Golden Girl • NBC • Brad Lachman Productions and Universal Television
Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker • Bravo • Rickmill Productions
Mel Brooks And Dick Cavett Together Again • HBO • Brooksfilms in association with HBO Entertainment
Tony Bennett: Duets II (Great Performances) • PBS • A Production of RPM TV Productions, Inc.
Outstanding Special Class Programs
84th Annual Academy Awards • ABC • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards • NBC • Dick Clark Productions, Inc.
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards • CBS • AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC and John Cossette Productions, Inc.
Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel And The LA Phil Celebrate Gershwin (Great Performances) • PBS
Louis C.K. Live At The Beacon Theatre • FX Networks • Pig Newton, Inc.
65th Annual Tony Awards • CBS • White Cherry Entertainment in association with Tony Award Productions
Outstanding Special Class – Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs
Childrens Hospital • Cartoon Network • The Corddry Company, Abominable Pictures and Studio 2.0
The Daily Show Correspondents Explain • thedailyshow.com • Comedy Central Digital Media
Parks And Recreation: April And Andy’s Road Trip • nbc.com • NBC.com | Universal Television
30 Rock: The Webisodes • nbc.com • NBC.com | Universal Television
Web Therapy • lstudio.com • An Is or Isn’t Entertainment production in association with Intelligent Life Productions
The Colbert Report • Episode 7121A • Comedy Central • Hello Doggie, Inc. with Busboy Productions
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Episode 17087 • Comedy Central • Central Productions, LLC
Late Show With David Letterman • Episode 3602 • CBS • Worldwide Pants Incorporated
Portlandia • One Moore Episode • IFC • Broadway Video in association with IFC
Saturday Night Live • Host: Mick Jagger • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television
- The Emmy Nominations Are Out! (new102.cbslocal.com)
- ‘Mad Men’ tries to make Emmy history (cnn.com)
- Emmys 2012: Homeland, Smash, Kathy Bates and Jeremy Davies Among Early Winners (tvline.com)
- And The Emmy Nominees Are … (huffingtonpost.com)
- 2012 Emmy nominees: Jimmy Fallon, Mr. Nice Guy (newyork.newsday.com)
- UPDATE: “Hatfields & McCoys” Receive 16 Emmy Nominations (wsaz.com)
- Emmys 2012: Parker Posey Teaches ‘Emmy Speech Master Class’ Starring Parker Posey (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)
- “Mad Men” and “Horror Story” Lead Emmy Nods (snspost.com)
- 64th Primetime Emmys: The nominees list (marquee.blogs.cnn.com)
“Here’s what you and your minions don’t understand, O’Reilly. Your hell doesn’t scare me. I make my living watching Fox News eight hours a day. I’m already in hell.”
(thanks to All Hat, No Cattle)
- Bill O’Reilly Responds To The Simpsons’ ‘Cheap Shot’ At Fox News (mediaite.com)
- Robert Reich (Why Anyone Should Care that Bill O’Reilly Calls Me A Communist) (jdeanicite.typepad.com)
- Jon Stewart vs. Fox News Pundits On ‘The Daily Show’ (huffingtonpost.com)
“I give my full support to Mitchell Romney. He has the makings of a great dictator. He is incredibly wealthy, but pays no taxes. And it’s not much of a leap to go from firing people to firing squads, and from putting pets on the top of a car to putting political dissidents on top of them.”
Needed a joke in the morning. Here’s the video:
This from the L. A. Times:
The bill sparked a national furor among abortion rights activists who argued that the intent was to make it more costly and more difficult for women to receive abortions.
So here we have a medically unnecessary procedure being forced on women (and their doctors) in a not-so-secret effort to discourage women’s choice. There’s another problem here with serious legal complications:
Carl Tobias, a law professor at the University of Richmond, said the law might place an undue burden on women, making it vulnerable to legal challenge. Enforcement could also be problematic, he said, because it could violate doctor-patient confidentiality.
“How is the state going to verify that there’s been compliance by a doctor unless they see records?” Tobias said in an interview last week. “I don’t know how you can prevent the state from seeing the names” of patients, he said.
As I have said before, free women should stay out of Virginia.
BTW – Happy International Women’s Day.
- Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell Signs Virginia Ultrasound Bill (kayceeweezy.wordpress.com)
- Va governor signs pre-abortion ultrasound bill (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Planned Parenthood Condemns Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell Signing Mandatory Ultrasound Law (yubanet.com)
- Va Governor Signs Pre-Abortion Ultrasound Into Law (abcnews.go.com)
- Gov. Bob McDonnell Signs Abortion Ultrasound Bill Into Law (washington.cbslocal.com)
- Va governor signs pre-abortion ultrasound bill (sfgate.com)
- Va. Governor Signs Ultrasound Bill (myfoxphoenix.com)
- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signs Virginia ultrasound bill – CBS News (cbsnews.com)
- Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell signs controversial abortion bill (calgaryherald.com)
- Va. gov. signs bill requiring ultrasounds for abortion (foxnews.com)
- You: Va. Gov. Signs Ultrasound Law (thedailybeast.com)
- McDonnell Signs Ultrasound Abortion Mandate (lezgetreal.com)
- Why Virginia’s New Mandatory Ultrasound Law Still Sucks (alternet.org)
- If I were a woman, I wouldn’t live in Virginia… (underthelobsterscope.wordpress.com)
I am constantly amazed by the incredibly unsettling nature of tea-party politics. I would hope that politicians running for office (or even non-politicians for that matter) would have some kind of informed knowledge about national needs and issues.
Then something like this happens (according to the AP):
I remember his discussion with Obama on the 2008 campaign trail and I am not impressed with the man. Actually, I think he is somewhat of a joke (and great fodder for both the Daily Show and Stephen Colbert.)
I’m beginning to think the national elections this year are going to be the most entertaining and amusing in years. Hopefully, we will survive as a nation.
- Good News For Joe The Plumber (huffingtonpost.com)
- Joe The Plumber Wins GOP Congressional Nod In Ohio As Dennis Kucinich Crashes And Burns (thedaleygator.wordpress.com)
- Ohio’s ‘Joe the Plumber’ Gets GOP Nod for Congress – ABC News (abcnews.go.com)
- Joe the Plumber Is Back (theroot.com)
- ‘Joe the Plumber’ explains qualification for run (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- OHIO NEWLY FORMED 9TH DISTRICT – DON’T VOTE FOR ‘JOE THE PLUMBER” OR HIS ALTER-EGO Samuel Wurzelbacher (bonjupatten.com)
- Joe the Plumber Wins Congressional Nomination In Ohio (inquisitr.com)
Last night on Comedy Central Stephen Colbert announced “an exploratory committee to lay the groundwork” for his “possible candidacy for president of the United States of South Carolina.”Of course, this came after polls for the SC primary showed him first at 5%, then at 7%.
The PAC is already buying up television air time in South Carolina. They’ve purchased nearly $10,000 worth of time on a broadcast station in the Charleston, S.C. area between Jan. 15 and Jan. 19, and according to a South Carolina news web site, the Palmetto Public Record, Citizens for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow is also reportedly “negotiating a substantial media buy in the Columbia market.”
This is all so much more substantial than watching the other candidates as they attack each other for things that each of them do anyway.
Since there are no write-ins in South Carolina, being able to vote for Colbert may not be possible. This will cause a media brouhaha…just wait.
- Should Stephen Colbert Run for President? (usnews.com)
- Colbert Transfers Power To Stewart, Preps 2012 Run (huffingtonpost.com)
- Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC Has Already Snapped Up $10,000 Of Ad Time In South Carolina (businessinsider.com)
- WATCH: Colbert Makes Huge Campaign Announcement (huffingtonpost.com)
- Stephen Colbert Hands His PAC To Jon Stewart And Announces He Will Explore Run For Presidency (businessinsider.com)
- In Flip-Flop, John McCain Supports DADT Repeal (lezgetreal.com)
- John McCain Willing To Back DADT Repeal Now That Everyone Showed Him He’s a Giant Prick (queerty.com)
- John McCain Reverses Position on ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’, Says He Will Do All He Can to Make Repeal Work (towleroad.com)
- McCain says he’ll make DADT repeal work (thehill.com)
- Jon Stewart Introduces Puppet John McCain To Mock The Senator’s Growing Crankiness (mediaite.com)
- John McCain on DADT (pinkbananaworld.com)
… and then the fun begins. It has already been scheduled for the House to present legislation to repeal the Health Care Bill on Friday, an action that will not be supported by the Senate and cannot possibly go through. It is being called “symbolic.”
They will open the first session of the House by reading the US Constitution in its entirety. This is most certainly another “symbolic” event and is being done in deference to the Tea Party movement. When brought up by new Speaker of the House, John Boehner, he confused the wording of the Constitution with the opening of The Declaration of Independence… so maybe it is a good idea that they actually listen to what IS in the Constitution.They might not find what they are looking for, however.
Editorial Cartoonist Ben Sargent summed up the call for sticking to the Constitution by the Tea Party folks in this great cartoon:
- the New 112th Congress goes to work … (ynative77.wordpress.com)
- Pointless Constitutional Symbolism In The 112th Congress (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Barney Frank: “It’s an air kiss they’re blowing to the Tea Party” (riehlworldview.com)
- Republicans to Live Stream Opening Session of Congress on Facebook (gloucestercitynews.net)
- House GOP files health care repeal bill ()
- House GOP sets repeal vote (washingtonmonthly.com)
- New year, new them (politics.nashvillepost.com)
- GOP Rules Committee Brings Transparency to House (powerlineblog.com)
- GOP Cannot Obstruct Health Care Law’s 2011 Changes (bigthink.com)
When the Senate passed the 9/11 First Responders Bill yesterday it was over 6 Billion Dollars lower than it was originally proposed… primarily because the funding now ends in 2016 instead of 2031… due to Senator Tom Coburn.
Coburn vowed to block the 9/11 First Responders bill, saying he wanted it to be funded through spending cuts. He also claimed the bill had been fast-tracked and skipped committee (but, in fact, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held a hearing on the bill in June — Coburn, a committee member, missed it.)
And then two major things happened that shined the light on Republicans in an embarrassing way: Jon Stewart used a whole evening of The Daily Show not to joke, but to interview New York police, fire and other officials who suffered from the physical affronts that effect first responders; and then a large number of those responders swarmed into Coburn’s office:
As John Feal, head of the First Responders, said:
“Mr. Coburn should be ashamed of himself, because I think before he was a senator he was a doctor and he took an oath to help people that are sick. He’s going against his oath as a doctor. He can vote any way he wants as a senator, but as a doctor, he just embarrassed the medical profession.”
Apparently all the Republicans were so embarrassed that the revised bill got 100% support. Mitch McConnell even made a public appearance to say that they were all for the bill before they were against it (well he had to say something).
This became one of Obama‘s big wins yesterday and Mitch McConnell must have suffered through the press conference the President held in the afternoon which certainly pointed a finger at the Republican opposition.
- Shep Smith Calls Out Sen. Coburn Over His Threat To Block 9/11 First-Responders Bill (mediaite.com)
- Shep Smith Zeroes In On Tom Coburn For Opposing 9/11 First Responders Bill (alternet.org)
- Santa to Graham, Coburn and McCain: You’re being naughty little boys (crooksandliars.com)
- Passage of 9/11 First Responders’ Bill Is a Victory for Tom Coburn (themoderatevoice.com)
- Senate Should Get It Together, Vote on 9/11 Health Care Bill (fdlaction.firedoglake.com)
“I will say that the damage that the filibuster I think has done to the workings of our democracy are at this point pretty profound. The rate at which it’s used just to delay and obstruct is unprecedented…
If we do not fix how the filibuster is used in the Senate, then it is going to be very difficult for us over the long term to compete in a very fast moving global environment.”
He also brought this up on Jon Stewart‘s show last night (if you missed it, they rerun it a couple of times a day starting at 10:00 AM on Comedy Central – neat interview). Harry Reid brought this up in his interview with Rachel Maddow as well. Instead of calling it a Filibuster (or referring to it as “needing 60 votes”), I’m going to start calling it the Mitch McConnell Muck.
- President Obama endorses filibuster reform (dailykos.com)
- Laughs in short supply on the Daily Show as Obama gets serious with Jon Stewart (guardian.co.uk)
- Obama Tells Jon Stewart: Summers Did ‘a Heckuva Job’ (blogs.wsj.com)
- “Obama appearance, rally confirm Jon Stewart’s reach” and related posts (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- Barack Obama Visits Daily Show, Jon Stewart Calls President “Timid” (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- Obama On Daily Show: Change ‘Not Going To Happen Overnight’ (huffingtonpost.com)
“So two years ago America broke up with you, because you had badly mistreated her. … And you come back rapping on our door, hat in hand, and you say, ‘Baby, I know you love me. But if we get back together, I pledge to you, I promise you, I will still try to f*ck your sister every chance I get.'”
And that about sums up the GOP’s approach to the Middle Class…
- ‘Postcards from the Pledge’ (washingtonmonthly.com)
- CAUGHT: Stewart Shows GOP’s ‘New’ Pledge Exactly The Same As The Old (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)
- David Gregory Plays Jon Stewart Clip To Bash Boehner and GOP (newsbusters.org)
If you didn’t. check out the HuffPo article below:
- Stewart, Colbert: ‘Rally To Restore Sanity’ vs. ‘March To Keep Fear Alive’ (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)
- Stewart, Colbert to Hold D.C. Rallies (cbsnews.com)
- Jon Stewart Announces ‘Rally to Restore Sanity’ (blogs.forbes.com)
- Stewart and Colbert announce ‘Rally To Restore Sanity’ and ‘March To Keep Fear Alive’ (inquisitr.com)