Bill Maher Slams Paul Ryan, Rand Paul For ‘Ruining’ Libertarianism: ‘I Didn’t Go Nuts, This Movement Did’ (VIDEO)

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On this week’s episode of “Real Time,” Bill Maher used his final “New Rule” of the night to take on Libertarianism and the conservatives whose obsessions with Ayn Rand have “ruined” the political philosophy for him.

Once a supporter of Libertarianism and its views on government intervention, Maher explained why he thinks politicians such as Paul Ryan and Rand Paul are “intellectually stuck in their teen years” and have turned a once promising movement into a free market-obsessed, “nanny state”-fearing delusion.

Maher went on to defend his new views on Libertarianism by mocking the party’s tendency to reject government services even when they are arguably very useful:

“To everyone who keeps trying to shame me about abandoning my Libertarian moorings, my message is this: I didn’t go nuts, this movement did. Like when you see a stop light, your reaction should be ‘Great, an easy way to ensure we don’t all crash into each other,’ not, ‘How dare the government tell me when I can and cannot go!”

Watch the full segment above.

The Sanity Song – Jon Stewart’s Speech Auto Tuned!

This is kinda cute…

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It didn’t take long for auto-tune gurus the Gregory brothers to work their magic on Jon Stewart’s closing speech at the Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear. Here it is, aptly titled “Sanity Song,” highlighting Stewart’s cry for the media to use its magnifying glass for good with some added facts about transportation in New Jersey. It may not be as catchy as the “Bed Intruder” remix, but the message is certainly more profound!

Stewart RIPS Glenn Beck’s Civil Rights Rally: ‘I Have A Scheme’ (VIDEO)

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“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?” 

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‘The Daily Show’ Takes On The Tennessee Mosque Controversy

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The discussion about the proposed “Ground Zero Mosque” continued last night on “The Daily Show,” with Jon Stewart now facetiously dubbing it the “Community Center Of Death.” This time, however, the focus moved from the downtown Manhattan to Murfreesboro, Tennessee and the planned mosque there that has people up in arms. 

In a segment called “Tennessee No Evil,” Aasif Mandvi visited Murfreesboro and met with Laurie Cardozza-Moore, the leader of the mosque opposition. Mandvi sat back and listened as Cardozza claimed her opposition had “nothing to do with religion” before she listed a slew of “facts” about Islam ranging from what they eat to how it is a actually a “political system of global domination.” 

“You do know I’m Muslim,” Mandvi said at the end of her lengthy rant, to which Cordozza replied: “Nobody’s perfect.” 

The more Cordozza spoke, the more Mandvi continued to troll her, going so far as to make a “suspicious” cell phone call after she mentioned Islamic training camps. “She knows about the training camps!” Mandvi whispered into a cell phone in front of her to someone named “Ahmed.” 

Mandvi also got to visit the mosque already in Murfreesboro for over 30 years and was ultimately shocked at how few terrorists there were, and how many tolerant mothers named “Cami.” Still, Cardozza referred to the cultural center with no reputation for violence as “The Mothership.” 

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Stewart Finds Hypocrisy In Sarah Palin Supporting Dr. Laura (VIDEO)

As usual, we get our real news from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central:

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Last night on “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart took some time off from discussing Fox News and the “Ground Zero Mosque” to talk about Dr. Laura Schlessinger’s N-word rant, but more specifically Sarah Palin’s defense of it. 

After reviewing Dr. Laura’s resignation from radio on “Larry King Live,” Stewart wondered aloud: 

“Who knows so little about the constitution and the first amendment? Who thinks that the way to be a more effective voice for your followers is to your quit your job?”

Of course, Sarah Palin’s resignation as Alaska’s governor came to mind. Stewart showed a news clip discussing Palin’s support for Dr. Laura via a Tweet – “Don’t retreat. Reload!” Palin’s call for Laura to stay on the air resonated with Stewart, who remembered a time when Palin reacted the exact opposite way in a similar situation. He then showed a clip of Palin calling for Rahm Emanuel’s resignation after he said some ideas were “retarded” in a strategy session. 

So what’s worse to say – the “N-word” or the “R-word?” In order to clear through the vernacular fog, Stewart turned again to John Oliver and Wyatt Cynac. Instead of playing “Team Evil” and “Team Stupid” like in last night’s debate about Fox News, they played “Team N-Word” and “Team R-Word” to see which derogatory term was more offensive. 

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Stewart: FOX Failed To Mention Co-Owner Is One They Accuse Of ‘Terror Funding’ (VIDEO)

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Jon Stewart continued his coverage of the ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ debate last night, focusing on Fox News’ incongruities harder than he ever has. In a segment called “The Parent Company Trap,” Stewart shared with his viewers how Fox News’ plan to “follow the money” from mosque builder Imam Rauf to terrorists will be a tricky one because it leads right back to Fox News. 

Stewart showed clips from his show last week, in which he mocked Fox News for playing a dangerous game of association based on speculation, and wherein Fox continued to mention a nameless man with ties to Imam Rauf through the “Kingdom Foundation.” It turns out the man they are referring to but never name is Saudi prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, one of the biggest shareholders of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. 

Showing a photo of the prince shaking hands with Rupet Murdoch, Stewart exclaimed, “That’s right, the guy they’re painting as a sinister money force OWNS Fox News.” Stewart then used Fox’s own logic to explain how the “terror mosque” is funded by Prince Alwaleed, despite being a co-owner of Fox News, and therefore funding terrorism. So, using their logic, Stewart said, “If we want to cut off funding to the terror mosque, we must, together as a nation, stop watching Fox.” 

But with this new information, one thing is now uncertain. Did Fox actually not know the name of the Kingdom Foundation leader or that he is a News Corp investor? Or did they, as Stewart said, “purposefully cover it up because it didn’t help their fear-driven narrative?” 

Stewart turned to John Oliver and Wyatt Cynac to figure out whether Fox is, in fact, evil or stupid? 

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Stewart Talks Mosque AGAIN, Beats FOX News At Their Own Game (VIDEO)

In a segment on “The Daily Show” last night titled “Extremist Makeover Homeland Edition,” Jon Stewart addressed the Ground Zero mosque for the third time as of late, this time giving mosque critics FOX News a taste of their own medicine. 

In clips all from the last 24 hours, Stewart showed how several FOX pundits prefaced unfounded reasons why the Islamic cultural center would be dangerous with defensive claims of tolerance for the religion. Former Clinton adviser Dick Morris even went so far as to call it a “terrorist command center.” 

In another clip from FOX, Eric Bolling displayed his charred safety deposit box from the World Trade Center to show why he was personally invested in keeping the mosque away from the vicinity of ground zero. Although Stewart mocked his display of lost cash and coin from an event where so many lives were lost, Stewart respected Bolling’s discomfort with the symbolism of the mosque. That was until Bolling took out an index card written on in highlighter connecting Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf to Iran and other dangerous parties, with question marks written next to each “fact.” 

“It’s a dangerous game of guilt by association that you can play with anyone,” Stewart pointed out. “It’s ‘six degrees of people who don’t eat bacon.'” He then pulled out an index card of his own, highlighted with similar “facts” connecting News Corp owner Rupert Murdoch to none other than Osama Bin Laden, leading him to ask, “Is FOX News a terrorist command center? I don’t know! I just don’t know.” 


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The Daily Show: Anchor Babies

Jon Stewart humorously destroys the argument or repealing the 14th Amendment 

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