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Jon Stewart To Sarah Palin: “F*** You!”

From way back in October 2008, via YouTube:

At about 40 seconds in, the ever so witty and gracious Mr. Leibowitz Stewart does his part to restore civility to politics.

Of course this is the same genius who invited Cat Stevens, or rather, Yusuf Islam as he calls himself now, to perform at his ‘Restore Sanity’ rally.

Lest we forget, Mr. Islam supported the death fatwa against Salman Rushdie. Just try to imagine what would have happened if Sarah Palin had supported someone who called for murder against a Muslim author?

Granted, it might be a little unfair to hold a juvenile (and largely unfunny) comedian to the same standards as an actual adult.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, October 31st, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “Jon Stewart To Sarah Palin: “F*** You!””

  1. 64dodger says:

    What do you expect from a scumbag.

  2. Rusty Shackleford says:

    This is the true face of hatred and anger. When they can’t have the government providing everything and doling out privilege, they show their true colors.

    What’s the most interesting is that on the conservative side of the argument, you have reasoned, objective but fair protestations to an overreaching government. I don’t hear or read a lot of name-calling on the conservative side, though there’s a lot of resentment and anger.

    On the socialist side, you have people like John whatever-he-calls-himself, and Whoopie Goldboig, and the whole “View” ensemble, the entire “liberated” bunch of female “comediennnnes”, along with their chickified male counterparts…and on and on. And they seem to be the ones with the hate speech, angry rhetoric and overly emotional attacks. Yet, they claim that’s how the conservative right is behaving. Am I missing something? (rhetorical) Or are they just projecting their worst qualities onto how they wish the conservatives would act so they can cry “foul”? (Again, rhetorical).

    If a thinking person was ever able to get a word in edge-wise with this guy, and have a measured, bring-your-documentation-with-you kind of argument and have him explain how a socialist government is going to help this nation, then the world would be able to see just how foolish an argument his would be.

    But, instead, he deflects rebuttal with smart-ass comments, and though perhaps witty (to some) the argument is never met nor discussed. Unlike people like Twain, who could not only hold his own in a political argument, he could make barbed comments that had a point as well. This guy is just a loose marble, rolling around, bouncing off anything that’ll make a noise. He’s an irritant. And why is it that the left is quite clearly abandoning their posts and leaving the “rallys” and “get out the vote” crowd in the echo chamber? While the “news” reports a “few thousand” people showing up at the Beck rally and tea parties that peaceably assemble and clean up after themselves, they try to tell us also that the left is the “movement of the wise”. Yet they have failed, continue to fail, and will always fail in the future, no matter how much power they have.

    People like Stewart seem to lack a grasp of the obvious. Hopey-changey and Utopian wet-dreams are the stuff of fantasy. Sure, we’d all love to come home to our fully automated and green homes, have the dinner cooked by computer and all our needs tended to by THE BIG VOICE. But reality always creeps in and a tire goes flat, someone gets sick, a paycheck gets spent on an emergency and then you have—-(wait for it) LIFE in the real world.

    I will never understand what it is that people like dear, dear John are wishing for. Is it all “surf’s up and everybody’s cool” in his utopian world? The unfairness that is endemic to human kind will never go away. Some people are talented. Some, like Stewart, are not. He is a walking, talking argument for affirmative action if ever there was one. He has clearly been put in a position where he is the most inept. He would probably do better taking phone orders for pizza. But I digress.

    If this were truly a “fair” world, I’d be playing wide receiver for the Patriots and bringing home 55 million a year. But I have not the talent to rein in such things. I am good at what I do and I enjoy it and I am satisfied, though. I make enough money for me and if I really desire more out of life, I would have to invest more into it. I reap what I sow. Why should someone else reap that which I have sown? I don’t think that’s “fair” Johnny. Why don’t you give 90% of YOUR wages to the poor, the underprivileged (now there’s an idiotic term), the more-deserving of alms. To those people who wasted their high-school years partying and doing dope and skipping class and “being wid it”. Yeah, John…to those people who are in and out of jail most of their lives. What’s that you say? I’m to blame for that? Because I have a JOB and I finished high school and put myself through college and served my country in the military? That’s what’s wrong with this nation is people like me? I’m selfish you say? Well, when that crack whore of a “mother” puts her kids up for adoption, cleans up her act and maybe dons a uniform of one of the 5 branches of our military, I might feel differently. But when Shaneiqua and her 6 little hoodlums (dey’s guut boys…alla dem), can’t figure out that to gain respect from ME, they have to EARN it…just like I had to EARN if from the people I deal with and relate to. I have no “street cred” nor do I want any. I don’t make my living being a smart-ass and instead, I get up in the morning, drive to work, do my job, collect an (ever dwindling) paycheck and use that money as I see fit….with a huge portion of it going to GOVERNMENT which spends it as it sees fit, which is where I have a problem. I do not want any of my tax dollars going to any “green” projects. I don’t want it being spent on drug rehab for losers, for condoms to irresponsible teenagers, for sex ed for same, for housing for “the poor” who have nicer cars and furniture than I do. I earn my money. Nobody GIVES me a goddam thing except grief for wanting to keep what I earn. Why is that so hard for people like Stewart to understand? What part of “It’s MINE” don’t you get?

    When taxes go to pay for roads, public services, the necessary trappings of government, I can understand. But when it goes to pay for hate-filled mulsims to go on recruiting junkets and for the foolish jackass who sits in the president’s chair to blow the equivalent of 1,000 times a person’s life savings on one weekend in Maine, I have a problem with that. It’s not the trips and vacations so much even; It’s that he tells the nation to cut back and “go green” and “conserve” while he puffs on his Kool menthol filters and smirks at us as he turns his back to get on board that big, shiny 747 and lives a life of what can only be called utter magnificence.

    But to be honest, I would never want a jet at my personal beck and call, nor would I want to dine on waygu beef or any of that finery. I like to watch a good football game in my own home without interruption from some idiot politician who thinks it would be a grand idea if all the NFL wore pink to let me know how much more they care about breast cancer than I do.

    We have become a nation of “awareness freaks”. And God help the poor soul who isn’t. Every week there’s another new color of ribbon to wear, another bumper sticker to let me know what the “issue o’day” is. It’s not that I don’t care. It’s that I don’t particularly see why it needs to be in my face.

    And to you, Mr Stewart, the most wonderful thing about technology in our modern age is that I can shut you off.

    • proreason says:

      Stewart is a meaningful figure in US politics. What he says and does is a window into the soul of about 20% of the country.

      It’s interesting that he would single out Sarah Palin for his vitriol. Liebowitz is really quite a clever fellow. Comedians in general are intellectually gifted. By saying this about her, he tells us clearly that she represents what he fears the most.

      His interview with the Moron is also very significant. In a way, he was acting as the Paul Revere of progressivism, trying at the same time to rally the troops and break through to his hero to change course. I interpret the whole interview as the scream of a man sinking into quicksand.

  3. Chase says:

    ” lives a life of what can only be called utter magnificence.”

    Excepting, of course, Empress Armtonia….and a circle of whiney, self-righteous ‘friends’ that must be boring as all #$^*

  4. Adam Moreira says:

    (unintended duplicate post removed)

  5. Adam Moreira says:

    I’m not sure if it was mentioned…but I’m not sure that Palin would get respect from the left even if she were a Democrat; you can’t play victim all of the time and blame the media and expect to get sympathy. (This is why other Republican women like Nikki Haley have not been attacked by the left.) Stewart, and to a lesser extent, Palin, need to walk the walk more instead of talking the talk. At the same time, Stewart needs to being the “playground the bully”. Simultaneously though, I am led to sometimes believe that a person on the left would be criticized for attacking Palin even if the attack were justified.

    Steve postulated in the original post:

    "Just try to imagine what would have happened if Sarah Palin had supported someone who called for murder against a Muslim author?"

    That’s a pretty loaded question on the surface, and I can’t speak for others, but I cannot automatically say that I would villify Palin without reading the material first or understanding said author’s background. Such may or may not be warranted, but if I were to criticize her, I would bring my facts to the table…and see if she does the same. My guess is: you would have half of the left pressing for justification and half of the left name-calling, plus the one or two lunatics seeking to take it too far.

    What would others respond to that question? Mine would be: Maybe, maybe not (but I can’t answer yes or no at this time without knowing the background). If said Muslim author had called for death in the book or in the past, I would not criticize her (or any Conservative Pundit A, for that matter). But if it came out of left field, I would level criticism by pressing for some justification – and not expecting my question to be blown off.

    • tranquil.night says:

      Adam, besides your typically narcissistic, mindless opining, and subtle attempts to push buttons and start drama, all of your talking points today are awfully generic. Don’t have the time to yell at you today, so just preemptively posting that your ideas are wrong and lack any context to the larger truths, i.e. the facts and nature of what have transpired in the history of an issue before you arbitrarily decided that your elitist opinion is the be all and end all on that issue.

  6. tranquil.night says:

    Sane people find this funny, I guess.

  7. Tater Salad says:

    Typical left wing liberals / moonbats at their finest at the Colbert/Stewart rally:


  8. P. Aaron says:

    So much for Comedy.

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