John Oliver: In the GOP’s New Age, Feeling Makes it Real

July 26, 2016

Not a surprise for anyone that’s tried to bring facts to a discussion with a science denier. The issue is not restricted to climate – it’s a global one for the right wing aiming at the White House.

Worth pondering.

20 Responses to “John Oliver: In the GOP’s New Age, Feeling Makes it Real”

  1. talies Says:

    Not available in UK 😦

  2. indy222 Says:

    This is all going south, and sideways, much faster than we thought. Maybe we should require watching “V for Vendetta” for all voters before entering the booth (assuming the vote gets actually attributed correctly anyway).

  3. peterangelo Says:

    These pundits are no longer funny. You can no longer satirize the true cost in humani lives lost in the coming ecological collapse due to human stupidity and greed.

    • My Mom always told me that one of the most important things in life is the ability to laugh at the “insanity” life will bring to you that you will have no control over, to have compassion and to be able to forgive….

  4. Really enjoyed John Stewart’s recent “Take over of Colbert”s Show”

  5. Andy Lee Robinson Says:

    The Koch brothers build castles in the sky.
    Republicans live in them.
    Deniers throw poo out of the windows.
    And we all pay the rent.

  6. dumboldguy Says:

    The interview of Gingrich starting around 6:00 and going on for a couple of minutes is absolutely stunning. I’ve been around a long time and seen a lot, but my mouth fell open as I listened to The Newt talk about how feelings and beliefs trump fact, especially for a politician. Mooney was right on target when he wrote The Republican Brain. (And The Newt proved himself to be as sick as I always thought he was).

    • ubrew12 Says:

      It’s amazing to listen to him as he digs that hole and think “Does he know the microphone is on?”

    • Lionel Smith Says:

      “The Republican Brain.”

      From which, clearly demonstrated so often by so many, we can only expect brain farts (with a special nod to Dana Rohrabacher) with one notable exception being Bob Inglis.

  7. Lionel Smith Says:

    For those who cannot watch the John Oliver broadcast embedded within the article this may work for you.

    What is unfolding in the US right now is like the opening chapter of a Stephen King frightener, let us all hope that the plot goes south after that.

    Dangerous times.

  8. seek7516 Says:

    Since recently visiting the Toad Licker on his obscure and useless blog, WordPress has been forgetting that I am dumboldguy and trying to force me to be seek7516, an old gmail account I thought I had cancelled a year ago. I am having little luck logging out of seek7516 and substituting dumboldguy. What am I doing wrong? Anyone?

    • seek7516 Says:

      PS to PS I tried to post a reply to Lionel Smith under both DOG and seek7516 and it disappeared. Is it in moderation?

    • Lionel Smith Says:

      I don’t know, I had issues with wordpress over IDs that has prevented me commenting at Eli’s place, this is still ongoing.

      • dumboldguy Says:

        The issue seems to have resolved itself on Crock, and I am no longer the owner of a split ID—–DOG woofs on here!. That poseur and dilettante Toad Licker couldn’t deal with my logic without breaking down and collapsing into a disgusting pile of narcissistic whining BS, so he banned me from his site. I am devastated, although it was a brave thing for him to do considering the hit his numbers took—he has only four or five subscribers.

        As far as Trumpton—-no, I had never heard of it but it’s great stuff.

        Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew! LOL I love British humor—understated and droll compared to the more “in your face” stuff we have over here, but it cracked me up. I love Monty Python and Mr. Bean, and Wallace and Grommit can’t be beat.

        I had googled Trumpton, and found a great episode that is probably a more recent take-off—–tried to link it here but lost it and now can’t find it.

  9. Lionel Smith Says:

    Just for you DoG, this series was created in the late 1960s, hence the cheesy sound, being a spin off from ‘Camberwick Green’:

    A Trumpton episode

    the series was still being broadcast in the early 1980s.

    The humour is the sort of thing Bill Bryson appreciated, and used.

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