Monday, October 05, 2015

Leave it to John Oliver to drop the truth bomb concerning mental illness and mass shootings.

Damn! This is why Oliver is my go to guy on just about everything involving current events and politics these days.

I like Trevor Noah and he was great last week, and Stephen Colbert has some moments of real brilliance on his new show, but for my money the REAL successor to John Stewart's legacy is my man John Oliver.

And this bit right here sounds like everything that has been bouncing around inside my head for the last several years about mental health and guns. You know, only much funnier.

And that ability to use humor to tell difficult truths to the public at large, is  why THIS is our new reality in this country.


  1. Anonymous4:54 PM

    I always liked John Oliver, and since he got his own show I think he's really come into his own. He absolutely tells it like it is.

    1. Anonymous2:44 AM

      I wasn't expecting much when he took over for Jon Stewart that one summer, but he blew me away with his talent and drive, and he's only continued to get better and better with his own show.

  2. Anonymous5:16 PM

    Trevor is slaying it too!

    Donald Trump: America's African President

    1. Anonymous5:27 PM

      That is pretty amazing!

  3. Anonymous5:25 PM

    John Oliver is so wickedly brilliant that it feels like my brain power is boosted after I watch one of his shows. He nourishes the intellect in a way that is unique unto him. With Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's departure, Oliver is my 'go to' as well, though I have recently checked out Trevor North and the new Daily Show and found myself enjoying his comedic and satirical take on things to be very sharp and on point as well.

    Oliver's insights and hard hitting comedic approach is welcome in this media sea of secrets and lies.

    I'm glad to see his show posted on the blog, Gryphen, since it gives it that much more exposure.

  4. Anonymous5:27 PM

    I love Jon Stewart but think John Oliver is better. Oliver's reporting is more in-depth and more creative.

  5. Anonymous5:55 PM

    Speaking of mental illness and why I appreciate this blog:

    richardas carolhaka • an hour ago
    Sorry to spoil your day but i have some bad news for you ...
    first i have now listened to hours of police recordings , they tell the real story . more importantly to you though is the following . Chris mintz is a crisis actor and unfortunately for him he managed to get himself filmed by FOX NEWS of all channels standing outside the college waiting for his call . the event was already over when the video was made . the pictures of him smiling and laughing in hospital where taken the day before. I hate these FFs because it brings out the best in people, we are all Americans who are being taken for a ride by our own Government , its a good thing that there are enough of us who spent time and resources to debunk these fake events. This man is getting money just like wheel chair man ( BOSTON ) when all he has done is pose for a camera . .
    Please check the picture of him on a stretcher, shot in the hand (s) no bandage or blood, broken legs, no splints or bandages shot in the back , he's talking to the nurse and smiling , shot in the thigh , he;s lying on his back with no body splint , and no bloody bandages or bloody sheets !!
    please believe me this man is acting, no body died here . no helicopters where there to transport anybody,to any hospital or morgue contrary to what press accounts reported . All arial traffic was banned from overflying the site including drones , why? Ambulances where canceled after about 30 minutes into this event . none where seen on video . and lastly just last week a full blown exorcise was held at the college as many students are now reporting . . All the usual suspects where present just like at all other FF events . including DHS and US marshals. why? when this is not their juristrisction . unless they where involved in it. enough said. i have said my piece now its up for you to decide . am i right or is the Government and LSM telling you the truth?
    holy crap.

    1. richardas carolhaka • an hour ago

      I take it that this is a quote from some other blog. Do you mind providing a URL?

    2. Anonymous6:43 PM

      One can believe in little green men, UFO abductions, conspiracy theories, or that babies come from under a cabbage leaf and NOT BE MENTALLY ILL. Got it?

    3. Anonymous8:14 PM

      Here's your lullaby, 6:43 PM:

    4. Anonymous8:19 PM

      Boy, I really want to send this to Sheriff Hanlin - the Douglas County Sheriff who was an active Sandy Hook truther until it bit him in the butt at Umpqua Community College. So badly that the next day, in the middle of the investigation, he took time out to strip the video off of his Facebook page and now denies that he is now or ever was a Sandy Hook truther. Man, when karma bites, she bites hard.

      sign me - Southern Oregon resident

    5. Anonymous10:26 PM

      Please do, 8:19 PM. He did!

  6. Anonymous6:02 PM

    OT but Bristol has instagram photos up of her and Trig and Tripp in Hawaii. Wonder why she had to take BOTH boys on a Hawaii vacation? And why when school is in session?

    1. Anonymous6:20 PM

      This is not about Bristol. Please stop.

    2. Anonymous6:28 PM

      Palins dont need no edumacation! Bristol looks like a fat cow, Tripp is throwing gang signs and trying to act like he's tough and Trig is just one ugly, useless little fuckup.

    3. Anonymous6:50 PM

      Don't Palins believe in homeschooling?

    4. Anonymous8:06 PM

      Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

      Kapolei, HI

    5. Anonymous8:08 PM

      Piper is the picture taker so is she missing school too?

    6. Anonymous8:29 PM

      Oh my. How low can a person go to insult sweet kids. And call one ugly. I see no gang signs. I see cuteness. You have an ugly heart. Stop stalking and pretending like you know shit. This is about a brilliant comedian. Not a random person who isn't a celeb enough.

    7. Anonymous8:55 PM

      She is not popular in Alaska, clearly. Her mother doesn't want to know her and she spends her time with children posing for pictures. She is either ridiculous or she is retarded.

    8. Anonymous4:25 PM

      8:45, Bristol is both ridiculous and retatded. Facts is facts!

  7. Anonymous6:36 PM

    O/T The Palins apparently are in Hawaii. Shouldn't the kids be in school? Bristol is still referring to Tripp as Tripp Easton. What a fucking bitch.

    1. Anonymous7:04 PM

      Enough of that tribe.
      Talking about something else here.

    2. Anonymous7:18 PM

      Maybe Sarah schlepped the whole family down there after she spoke out about evil abortion doers in Utahistan. They've gotta spend that PAC money any way they can.

    3. Anonymous7:58 PM

      Hey 6:36


      There you go bud. Maybe that will get your thru the night till your next Palin fix.

    4. Anonymous8:30 PM


      And Easton is his middle name. Everyone calls him Tripp Easton

    5. Anonymous8:49 PM

      Tripp Easton are his first two names. Bristol calls him Tripp or Tripp Easton. You can see it in that TV show about her obsession with Levi.

      What the hell else is she supposed to call him to satisfy you?

    6. Anonymous8:57 PM

      Haha thanks trolls!

  8. Anonymous7:51 PM

    another pow wow perhaps of ding dong witch and ignorant fam. in beautiful hilo? where camaras and MICROPHONES will be taping and recording every single move and word because useless and more useless is so important.

  9. Anonymous8:34 PM

    I'll say this.....for a Black man being in a WHITE House elected overwhelming by not only popular vote but electoral for two terms, the crazies sure do come out to replace him, now don't they, Gryph? He must have done something right, perhaps a little bit too well if this thread is any indication.

  10. Anonymous10:00 AM

    Larry Wilmore's Show is pretty awesome as well, love his panel at the end.


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