by Goldy, 02/25/2010, 7:53 AM

33 Responses to “Jon Stewart previews today’s Health Care Summit”

1. Mr. Cynical spews:

Jon Stewart is a KLOWN by profession.
The smoke will be coming out of Obam-Mao’s ass so thick, that folks outside the meeting room will think there is a new Pope or something!

Pretty pathetic when all Goldy can find is a real, trained professional KLOWN to provide commentary. Shows the death of the Progressive Movement, doesn’t it?

Philosophically, the Atheist Progressive Movement really believes all wealth, jobs & everything good flows from the government…not the private sector.
This is the philosophical battlefield that heas lead to the death of Progressivism. The Progressive Movement is currently on life-support and has already been declared Brain-Dead!! The plug will be pulled in November, 2010 and 2012!

2. Mr. Cynical spews:

So while Obam-Mao is doing his ShamWow Infomercial so he can here himself talk and delude himself further about his skilled diplomacy to try and con the American people onvve again…
The DOW is down 185 due to serious concernes about the economy, jobs and the MASSIVE DEFICIT which Obam-Mao is now trying to con folks into believing his Health Care Plan will actually reduce the deficit (by playing a shell-game putting more burden on the State Governments).

What a guy! Arrogant & elitist to the bitter end.

3. 8breaker spews:

Pretty pathetic when all Goldy can find is a real, trained professional KLOWN to provide commentary. Shows the death of the Progressive Movement, doesn’t it?

Pretty pathetic when the conservatives have little more than a glorified lie spewing tabloid spreading fear and hate posing as a “top news network”. Pretty pathetic when said tabloid’s “top commentators” don’t even have a college education. And don’t give me that “we don’t need none uppity elitist college professors to tell us how to think.” If the likes of Glenn Beck ever deigned to claim they were a “self-educated” doctor spewing unfounded lies about the evils of pasteurization everybody would call him what he was: a QUACK.

Philosophically, the hate spewing, greed dominated conservatives believe that all things good are exactly like them. And that anything not white, male, heterosexual and hypocritically “God-fearing” is a demented alien dog-demon thing, undeserving of even the most basic of human rights. Also, tax breaks for the rich are awesome, but anyone middle class or lower looking for a tax break is a lazy commie welfare queen.

Progressives don’t look to the government for band-aids, progressives look to the government to GOVERN businesses that would otherwise employ five year olds for a 60 hour workweek at a dollar an hour. Vacation time, medical leave, workman’s compensation, minimum wage, plenty of things you take for granted exist because at one point in history, a PROGRESSIVE stood up and said “this is BULLSHIT and no, I will not shut up about it.”

4. my ancestors came from Europe spews:

“Lord” Boustany is talking right now at the Health Care Summit..

Even a total idiot can get a seat in the halls of power.. All it takes is money.

5. ArtFart spews:

@1 Right. And you’re a rank amateur.

6. Blue John spews:

Jon Stewart uses humor to show the truth and lies that politicians say. (Republicans just tell more lies.) He uses humor and sarcasm to explain his points. Fox tried to copy it, but humor is lost on conservatives.

Why shouldn’t Goldie use Stewart clips. They are damned effective.

Philosophically, the Progressive Movement really believes all wealth, jobs & everything good flows from the government…not the private sector.
This is a lie and you know it. We believe that government regulation is needed with fierce individualism is not enough. You need government because you as an individual do not have enough time or money to test your food and toys for poisons, stop the corporation in the next state from dumping chemicals in the river, to pay for health care for the poor, to take care of foster kids, to test the weights and scales at the grocery store, and a host of other things. You might be able to do one of those things, but no all.

If the country votes conservative in the next elections, it’s because the democrats promised change and then sat on their hands and did nothing of substance.
You cannot say conservative policies trumped progressive policies, we have yet to enact any progressive policies.
We elected our politicians because they promised to act like ruthless republicans but think like progressives. Instead we got timid spineless scared cowards, afraid to do what they promised. That’s why they will be voted out in the next election cycles.

7. Roger Rabbit spews:

McCain deservedly got smacked down by Obama for grandstanding on teevee. “We’re not campaigning anymore,” the President told McCain, “the election’s over.”

Waytago Mr. President! Don’t take any crap from those Repubs! Make ‘em do the job that taxpayers are paying them a salary for. They’re not in kindergarten anymore.

8. Roger Rabbit spews:

I just want to point out, in case anyone missed it, that Mr. Cynical’s comment yesterday in the Ross Hunter thread about a state liquor store clerk making $100,000 a year blew up in his face when I proved BIAW combined the incomes of TWO state liquor agency employees with the same name, neither of whom earns much over $30,000 a year. In addition, BIAW double-counted their leave pay … and Lord knows what else.

Why did Mr. C make this boneheaded mistake? Because he did no fact-checking, even though any normal person seeing $105,000 of income next to a liquor store clerk’s name would be at least a little suspicious, and dig further. But not Mr. C. He’s willing to take anything he sees in print, no matter how obviously stupid, at face value. He’s as gullible as they come.

You can’t trust the BIAW, or their shill, Mr. Cynical, either. Keep that in mind when you read ## 1 & 2 above, and anythign else he posts here.

9. Roger Rabbit spews:

@1 Stewart uses humor to make fun of Republicans (who, frankly, deserve to be made fun of). When Ann Coulter makes fun of liberals, she threatens to imprison us in “concentration camps” and “execute” us. Personally, I think Stewart’s humor is higher class than wingnut humor.

10. Roger Rabbit spews:

This has been a very bad week for Mr. Cynical. His butt is getting seriously thumped by a 30-inch-tall rabbit. Even his wingnut pals are starting to secretly feel embarrassed by him.

11. czechsaaz spews:


It’s fun that you like to base your analysis simply from a single moment in time. As the DOW gets closer to close, it’s down about 70 points. Something must be going on today that’s alleviating the market fears at the opening bell. But Oh, look, there’s a liberal. Pay no attention.

But square this into your analysis Cyn. Dow open Jan 20, 2009 = 8,279.63. Dow open on Feb 17, 2009 (Stimulus signed, AKA first day anyone with half an ounce of sense could reasonably call it the “Obama” economy) 7,845.63. Dow at this moment (trending upward over the last several hours…) 10299.27.

Yup, the financial markets sure do hate the Obama administration. I mean 2,500 point gain in a little over a year. Damn, that guy in the White House sure does suck.

(Do you even recognize when you’re making a stupid unsubstantiated point, Cyn? Or do you just type what you think at the present moment, historical accuracy be damned?)

12. Roger Rabbit spews:

@11 “Something must be going on today that’s alleviating the market fears at the opening bell.”

Yeah, people are snapping out of their hangovers.

Maybe Cynical hasn’t noticed, but I have, that several times recently the market has started off the morning deeply down, only to come back upright on its keel approaching the bell. Cynical has no idea what it means, but I do; it means (a) people who talk with their money instead of their mouths think there isn’t going to be a depression (i.e., Obama’s economic rescue worked), and (b) there’s still trillions of dollars sitting on the sidelines earning nothing whose owners are watching with envy as though of us with common sense are reaping 3% to 6% dividends from blue-chip stocks and double or triple digit capital gains. In short, the smart money doesn’t believe for one instant that stocks are anything but undervalued, because all those idle trillions that are earning nothing eventually will have to go somewhere and earn something. This is the time to get in, not to get out, no matter what some handwringing pundits may be saying.

13. Roger Rabbit spews:

I’ve been buying oil stocks lately, because the economy runs on oil, and unless you believe we’re in a permanent recession the renewed demand for oil is only beginning.

Also, when I see a little-noticed company that excels at ripping off taxpayers, I snap it up. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t condone this sort of thing, but I can’t stop it all by myself and until voters and politicians wise up, if someone’s going to make money from it, that might as well be me.

Such is the case with Cabela’s, a sporting-goods retailer that extorts money from local communities by promising (but not guaranteeing) hundreds of minimum-wage retail jobs. A Cabela’s store, which is really a Disney World with an outdoor theme (stuffed game animals posing on a fake mountain, complete with pump-created waterfalls), costs about $30 million to build. But Cabela’s often gets municipalities like Lacey to pony up anywhere from $40 million to $65 million in free land and improvements, tax concessions, and outright subsidies (a typical one is allowing Cabela’s to keep the local sales taxes it collects for up to 40 years). So they make money off the gullible local officials even if the store never sells anything. Well, hell’s bells, I couldn’t pass up a scam like that so I bought a thousand shares of Cabela’s at around 12 bucks and sold it when it hit 17 bucks. That’s free money, and I’ll take it!

Another example is American Public Education, Inc. (APEI), which sells online higher education to our military personnel at ridiculously high prices — something like $750 per credit — all of which is paid for by the Pentagon with your tax money. The Pentagon uses online education benefits as a recruiting tool, and doesn’t care what it costs, because it’s your money they’re spending. Well, this was just too fucking good a deal to pass up, so I bought APEI on December 31 at $34.89 a share, and it closed today at $43.64 — up $8.75 or 25% in just 56 days, which annualizes to 163.4%, which is a tad better than the 1/4 of 1% interest that banks and money market funds pay on savings accounts these days. More free money! Hey, I know we taxpayers are being ripped off, but I can’t do anything about it, and if someone’s going to profit from it, that might as well be me.

If the stock market tanks a couple hundred points on every snippet of bad news, that’s fine with me, because frankly I’m a speculator not an investor. I’m not investing in America’s future economic growth, because there’s no money in that. I’m playing a zero-sum game by buying stocks from pessimistic fools at cheap prices on down and selling them back to the same fools at higher prices when their sun comes back out from behind its cloud. So, I need bad news and down days to buy stocks cheap, so I can profit by selling them when the market comes back to its senses. The world isn’t ending; and I hope to God the market’s silly pendulum swings between pessimissm and giddiness never end, either, or I’ll be out of business.

Someone ought to do something about those taxpayer ripoffs that enrich bloodsuckers like me, though.

P.S., If you spot a company that’s getting rich by bleeding taxpayers, please let me know! Send an e-mail to

14. Roger Rabbit spews:

It’s laughable these dolts call me a “socialist” when I’m nothing but a capitalist thief like them.

15. Roger Rabbit spews:

I don’t want to mislead anyone. I speculate with only 20% of my portfolio; the rest is in stolid, safe, dividend-paying blue chips.

My thinking is, if all you ever invested in was stolid, safe, dividend-paying blue chips, my portfolio would chug along growing at 3% to 5% a year. That doesn’t build wealth fast enough for an old rabbit like me — I don’t have 50 years to get rich — so I augment the reliable returns of stolid, safe, dividend-paying blue chips by gambling with a relatively small portion of the total portfolio; and, when I get a big winner, I put half of it into my gambling pile and the other half into stolid, safe, dividend-paying blue chip stocks. This way, if my speculating is successful, I can grow my core holdings of stolid, safe, dividend-paying blue chip stocks much faster than by relying on those stocks alone.

I’ve been doing this for quite a few years now, and it seems to work.

16. Daddy Love spews:

8 RR

There’s nothing more futile, unfortunately. They’re Republicans, which means:
1. They tell a baldfaced lie.
2. Their lie is proved to be a lie.
3. They tell the lie again.
4. They tell the lie again.
5. They tell the lie again.

It’s an oh-so-familiar story.

17. Daddy Love spews:

FYI y’all…

Right now, Darcy Burner (you know her, she’s the executive director of the American Progressive Caucus Policy Foundation) is liveblogging the health care summit at HuffPo.

18. Daddy Love spews:

2 Cyn

trying to con folks into believing his Health Care Plan will actually reduce the deficit

Not that you care about the truth or falsity of anything, but the Congressional Budget Office agrees with the president, not with you.

19. Daddy Love spews:


From Darcy Burner at 4:57 PM: Pelosi Goes For The Public Option [DL note: all times are EST]

It’s saying something about how well the grassroots demands have gone that both Senator Patty Murray and Speaker Nancy Pelosi are explicitly championing the public option.

It’s not dead yet.

– Darcy Burner, Progressive Caucus Policy Foundation

20. ArtFart spews:

Why does Cyn post the stuff he does? There are three possible explanations:

(1.) He’s a dumbass.

(2.) He thinks all the rest of us are dumbasses.

(3.) All of the above.

If I were a betting man, I’d put my money on number three.

21. Obamao-mao spews:

Figures. Rabbit thinks that Obama’s cheap-shot grandstanding is cute. Slap that old flyboy down and put him in his place, just as Hanoi Jane used to do.

For fairness and balance, don’t go to Rabbit. Go to Ken Auletta’s New Yorker article about the Obamedia:

David Mendell worked for the Chicago Trib during Obama, The Early Years. “What the public has yet to see clearly is (Obama’s) hidden side: his imperious, mercurial, self-righteous and sometimes prickly nature.”

The reason BO’s hidden side is hidden is that our watchdog press rolled over for the Obama steamroller. The press, Auletta implies, covered up Obama’s Jeremiah-Wright scandal and allowed BO, as a media darling, to change the subject and to keep everyone except Hillary and right-wing misfits from looking behind the curtain.

22. ArtFart spews:

@21 “our watchdog press rolled over for the Obama steamroller”

Is that supposed to be a joke?

23. jomo kenyatta spews:

No joke.

Same phenomenon in 1961 when the star-struck media refused to put a young, naive, inexperienced president on the spot about his disaster at the Bay of Pigs.

Give Mr. Obama credit, and I do. He’s had a year without a self-inflicted self-induced quagmire. He climbs the learning curve faster than anyone in our history, and he’ll be with us until 2017 and beyond.

Kirby yesterday compared our present president unfavorably with President Reagan, who inherited a catastrophe and survived it. But it took Reagan until late 1983 to gain traction and to turn around what looked like a death spiral. Reagan, after losses in 1982, looked like a one-termer.

You Obamunists may lose seats and momentum in November, but then you’re on the Reagan trajectory to a blow-out win in 2012. Jobs will come back. Obama will get the credit and another term. Unless everything blows up, at which point our petty politics won’t matter much anyway.

24. proud leftist spews:

What is this, some actual insight from someone on the right on one of our threads?

25. Puddybud is Sad my friend died spews:

Puddy agrees… Jon Stewart clips are OK. They are way more important than those from MSNBC

26. Puddybud is Sad my friend died spews:

Speaking of comedy…

I’ll drink to that………

A man and his wife are awakened at 3 o’clock in the morning by a loud pounding on the door. The man gets up and goes to the door where a drunken stranger, standing in the pouring rain, is asking for a push.

“Not a chance,” says the husband, “It is 3 o’clock in the morning!” He slams the door and returns to bed.

“Who was that?” asked his wife.
“Just some drunk asking for a push,” he answers.
“Did you help him?” she asks.
“No, I did not, It is 3 o’clock in the morning and it’s pouring out!”

“Well, that wasn’t a very Christian thing to do. Can’t you remember about three months ago when we broke down and those two men helped us out? I think you should go help him, and you should be ashamed of yourself!”
The man does as he is told, gets dressed, and goes out into the pounding rain.

He calls out into the dark, “Hello, are you still there?”
“Yes,” comes back the answer.
“Do you still need a push?” calls out the husband.
“Yes, please!” comes the reply from the dark.
“Where are you?” asks the husband.

“Over here on the swing!” replies the drunk.

27. Puddybud is Sad my friend died spews:

I’ve been buying oil stocks lately, because the economy runs on oil, and unless you believe we’re in a permanent recession the renewed demand for oil is only beginning.

Hey Dumb Bunny, you are an evil bunny. Why? You are making money in an evil way —— progressive moonbat! thinking.

28. Puddybud is Sad my friend died spews:

More comedy

John O’Reilly hoisted his beer and said, “Here’s to spending the rest of Me life, between the legs of me wife!”

That won him the top prize at the pub for the best toast of the night!

He went home and told his wife, Mary, “I won the prize for the Best toast of the night.”

She said, “Aye, did ye now. And what was your toast?”

John said, “Here’s to spending the rest of me life, sitting in church beside me wife.”

“Oh, that is very nice indeed, John!” Mary said.

The next day, Mary ran into one of John’s drinking buddies on the street corner.

The man chuckled leeringly and said, “John won the prize the other night at the pub with a toast about you, Mary.”

She said, “Aye, he told me, and I was a bit surprised myself. You know, he’s only been in there twice in the last four years. Once he fell asleep, and the other time I had to pull him by the ears to make him come.”

29. Max Rockatansky spews:

LOL @ darcy….trying desperately to hang on to that public life…

30. YLB spews:

23 – I hope you’re right on the money but every recovery in my lifetime has seemed to have had less punch than the one before it. As time goes on, there’s more mouths to feed, more folks to employ, larger problems to find solutions for..

Technology breakthroughs may come out of nowhere to help things along. One can only hope.

Obama will probably win a second term but it’s only because the other side offers nothing but warmed over Raygun and loads more of it.

31. YLB spews:

his imperious, mercurial, self-righteous and sometimes prickly nature.”

Hah! Imperious as in the Faux News favorite: “some people say..”” Perhaps??


Imperious! As if that’s unusual with any politician..

The press, Auletta implies, covered up Obama’s Jeremiah-Wright scandal and allowed BO, as a media darling, to change the subject

zZZZZZZzzzzzz.. Oh nobody saw those Wright clips as they were broadcast on the 24 hour news cycle.. Change the subject?? I hope so…

Because it was a NON-ISSUE!

What happened in Sept. 2008 was the real issue – the utter failure of right wing ideology resulting in the collapse of the Wall Street house of cards.

Don’t take my word for it – Greenspan later admitted as much.

32. Puddybud is Sad my friend died spews:

Remember, per ylb arschloch mentality, no one saw Van Jones’ commentary either. It was only on a 24-hour news channel.

Oops… Everyone did see Van Jones commentary… He resigned…



33. Puddybud is Sad my friend died spews:

Harry Reid… No one has talked about reconciliation

It was only a few days ago Harry!

Harry Reid… On his plans to use reconciliation

How do you know a progressive Dummocrapt is lying… watch his lips flap.