Monday, November 14, 2016

John Oliver dedicates his entire show to the election of Donald Trump. And you should watch it.

Courtesy of Raw Story: 

As a nation, Oliver said, “We are faced with the same questions as a guy that woke up the day after a Vegas bachelor party deep in the desert, naked, tied to a cactus and a dead clown — namely, ‘How the fuck did we get here and what the fuck do we do now?” 

He went on to marvel at exactly what’s happened to the U.S., saying, “A Klan-backed, misogynist internet troll is going to be giving the next State of the Union address.” 

To figure out what happened, exactly, he said, “We’re going to be examining this for years, but tonight, let’s just focus on one narrow element that may have helped bring us here, because it will be important going forward. That is our media, specifically how a system that is supposed to catch a serial liar failed.”

I found this very cathartic. 

I think we are really going to need John Oliver and Samantha Bee to help us get through these next four years with our sanity intact.

Fortunately I think they are up to the task.

46 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:45 PM

    Presidential candidate Trump tweeted "check out sex tape". That's a campaign end situation for anyone unless he's an old white male running against a female.

    "Trump that Bitch" was a popular tee-shirt at Trump campaign rallies.

    Blaming the media for Trump's victory is just one more way to dodge the obvious. Misogyny won. The media just helped.

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    1. Anonymous8:53 PM

      Yes and since Trump is fully invested in things like media, oil pipelines, Russia and so so much more, yep. giddy and chitty on moaning blowhard and buddy of don twisted and promoted old don for the job. Yes media is at fault for allowing that criminal on the ballot.

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    2. Anonymous8:54 PM

      FEC is at fault for not vetting.

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    3. Anonymous8:59 PM

      NObody won. What happen is a rigged election, liars, cheats, thieves, cons, dummies and morons. And mostly criminals hacking. I turned over all my detected hacks and attacks, names, places, etc. to cyber crime attorneys and investigators. So If you have something anything that will help link to trump. Get the info to authorities.

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    4. Anonymous4:57 AM

      "Misogyny won."
      Only if we don't push back. That means everytime you hear someone slamming females you speak up. No matter who it is, even your nearest and dearest. No matter what social situation you may be in, you don't let the hateful rhetoric go unchallenged.
      To do anything other than challenge a racist or a misogynist suggests that one's values are instead a 'hobby', and not truly core values. It's when it is The Most Uncomfortable Time for you personally to stand up for someone else that proves your character.

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    5. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rachel-devlin/signs-that-predicted-hill_b_12986134.html

      "The last weekend in October I canvassed in Glenolden, Pennsylvania, a lower-middle class, white suburban neighborhood. I brought my teenage son along, thinking it would make for a good experience. According to the canvassing map, every third or fourth house had at least one voter who historically voted Democratic. But the only yard signs we saw were Trump/ Pence. Those few who were willing to open their doors, almost all of them women, were apprehensive. Looking over their shoulders they would say, as softly as possible, “I am voting for her, but I am trying to keep it quiet. I don’t want my neighbors to know.” A few houses down, my son accidentally rang the bell of a Trump supporter. “Get out of here!” he yelled, “don’t you know this is Trump territory?” That this man’s neighborhood was Trump Territory was self-evident to him, as it would be to anyone who just happened to drive through. There were simply no visible (or audible) signs of support for Hillary. As we were boarding the bus back to Brooklyn I mentioned these observations to a local organizer, a woman in her sixties who had been working for the Democratic Party for decades. “Oh yeah,” she responded bitterly, “when I put a Hillary sign in my yard the police department started ticketing my car. I’ve been parking in that spot for eighteen years!” She did not know if she could afford to keep the sign up for much longer. I am not at all surprised that Hillary did not win Pennsylvania."

      "The day after the election, a colleague offered her postmortem on the election: “I’m from the Midwest,” she volunteered “and all of the men in my family told me directly that they would never vote for a woman for President. There was nothing I could say. They are all life long Democrats. They all voted for Trump.” And suddenly everything clicked — all the input that I had been getting from men for almost a year. No matter how many debates Hillary won, no matter how superior her mind, her policies, her public demeanor — too many men were simply too determined to see her fail. Not just men with declining incomes in the rust belt, but men literally all over the world — from ordinary citizens in Pennsylvania to hipsters on the streets of Brooklyn to James Comey to Julian Assange."

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  2. Anonymous5:11 PM

    You absolutely must read this analysis of Trump's win and what it means. Probably the best I've read so far:

    https://medium.com/@SnoozeInBrief/an-analysis-of-donald-trumps-election-win-and-the-prospects-for-his-presidency-f6a87eef6d70#.i9wjlw662

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    1. Anonymous5:26 PM

      You absolutely must think people are idiot enough to swallow your click bait.

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    2. Anonymous5:31 PM

      PERFECT!

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    3. Anonymous6:14 PM

      @ Anonymous 5:26pm: Was the analysis too complicated for you? That is certainly understandable since you apparently are a Trump supporter. If you think for a minute that Gryphon or most readers of his blog are going to back down to your (and Trump's) stupidity, you are mistaken.

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    4. Anonymous7:13 PM

      @6:14 You are probably unintelligent enough to click on random links you find on blogs, but you can't possibly be dumb enough to think normal people do that.

      If someone has asked you to "back down", then take it up with them. I certainly didn't do so.

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    5. Anonymous9:05 PM

      Part of the transition of a con way liar. Is too continue to lie lie lie. But, fortunately they wont be able much longer. There wont be a trump in the white house. Mr trump obviously did not plan to win. He forgot a few crimes that prevent him from being electable. Sorry turds but cant shine that rump. nope.

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  3. Anonymous5:48 PM

    O/t, omg, the new prez is like JR High preparkng yo hold office. OMFG! Imeot, the lot of them.

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    1. Anonymous9:10 PM

      I think these trump turds are making complete asses out of themselves. The guy is about to be convicted of being a rapist con artist liar and they celebrate. How funny is that. The entire clown show is about to explode and they continue to lie lie lie. They should be packing the bag before the passports are ordered as evidence.

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    2. Anonymous2:28 AM

      He's facing a civil suit, not criminal charges.

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  4. Anonymous6:12 PM

    Keep putting your faith in the TV pundit class, they would never steer you wrong!

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    1. Anonymous8:34 PM

      @Anonymous 5:48 PM

      he is not the new pres yet, he has not been voted in by the electoral college and he has not been inaugurated

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  5. Anonymous6:12 PM

    So glad Bernie is calling for a reassessment of the D party. They fucked themselves with Hillary. Now, the US is NOT the type of country that can become socialized. But the D party is NOTHINg like the good ol days when it was for the people, despite the mafia connection.

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    1. Anonymous7:03 PM

      Bernie is not a member of the Democratic party!!

      He is an independent, how many times to we have to tell you that!!!

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    2. Anonymous7:35 PM

      He is about as much a part of the Democratic party as Trump is the Republican party, 7:03.

      Are you understanding what is going on in this country yet?

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    3. Anonymous8:09 PM

      @ 7:35
      I guess not when you write an incomprehensible comment.


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    4. Anonymous9:20 PM

      Oh let me guess? What clown said that? Conway or satan? That Old ugly trump u does it again she said. The desperation to cover up and hide the bribes and extortion. Team trump is stumped because they cannot find or hide 59 years of crime and corruption. And that my friends will be the end of this fraud and mess.

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    5. Bernie was the only one that recognized what was happening and tried to do something about it. He's still doing it. He knows what the Democratic Party needs to do to regain the votes of the people and get stuff done.

      If people continue to dismiss and reject him because he isn't a registered Democrat, then you can count on never regaining the House, Senate or White House ever again and living with a right wing fundamentalist Republican Supreme Court until you die.

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  6. Anonymous6:17 PM

    WHY don't we care?
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/11/14/shot-in-the-back-at-standing-rock.html

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    1. Anonymous4:49 AM

      Their faces are brown, and they are the most poor of any citizens in the country.
      That, and the fact that we live in a corporate oligarchy instead of a democracy answers your question.
      They are among our First Nations People: Americans took and took from these vulnerable people. White policy has devastated that culture and it is all our shame. Best not to mention that, could hurt some white feewings?

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  7. a. j. billings6:31 PM

    Trump is not, as quoted, just a "“A Klan-backed, misogynist internet troll".

    Trump is colossally bigoted and racist sociopath, a narcissist, and per sworn testimony of his first wife HE RAPED HER IN ANGER.

    Trump is also accused of child rape, and I absolutely believe that entitled, arroagant prick did exactly that.

    Trump even bragged he could murder someone on 5th avenue, and his people would still support him, so what does that tell us?

    This is a national disaster, and even if he got impeached, it would leave us with a radical Christian Taliban proponent named Pence, and a Repub Congress to rubber stamp us into a theocracy.

    All I can say is that we have a national emergency on our hands, and that come 2018, we had better flip the Senate to Democratic control, or we will face a tsumani of Christian Dominionist leglisation.

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    1. Anonymous8:05 PM

      All I can say is that we have a national emergency on our hands,
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      a.j. billings, I don't think we can wait for the Senate. Somebody has to come to their senses and put a stop to this NOW.

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  8. Anonymous6:40 PM

    I did not vote for his stupid kids to have clearance. The prez has clearance not family. Omg orher countries have easy target to our mew elect. What idiots.

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    1. Anonymous9:59 PM

      YOU ARE THE IDIOT. YOU VOTED FOR HIM!

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  9. Anonymous7:08 PM

    Traitor Trump is going to be a national disaster and international menace, however I am more concerned with Congress, they have the real power, the power to write the laws.

    Congress is what is going to screw us and the Supreme Court.

    If people want to really save our country they would get out and vote in mid-term elections.

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    1. Anonymous9:58 PM

      NOW!
      http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2016/11/what_democrats_should_do_about_the_supreme_court.html

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  10. Anonymous7:32 PM

    I am going to try and be optimistic, I figure by the time Trump learns what are the duties of the president, 4 years will be over.

    If Mr.Businessman gave a job interview like his campaign he would be unemployed right now.

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    1. Anonymous7:55 PM

      Trump will appoint 2-3 Supreme Court justices. That will tilt the court for 10-20 years.

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    2. Anonymous8:10 PM

      Well Obama might just have a surprise up his sleeve in regards to the supreme court.

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    3. Anonymous8:40 PM

      All I care about anymore is the court. Trump is walking back on several things but isn't changing his tune at all about pro-life judges. The comparison he's made of gay marriage as "fine" and "settled" and Roe is insane.

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    4. Anonymous9:53 PM

      Trump wont be appointing anyone but someone to dissolve his estate due to lawsuits. He really blew his con way up by running for president. The entire world hates him and wants to help him go down. Even his buddies will throw him under the plane trying to stay outta jail. geezzzzz

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    5. Anonymous9:58 PM

      President Obama has a big smile and bounce to his step. Remember old bin laden? giggle. Remember cool collected calm BEFORE THE STORM and the end? Well? here we go again. Do mess tick terrorist removed by tweet of a twit anyone.

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  11. Anonymous8:06 PM

    House Republicans Kill Trump’s Wall And Mass Deportations In Less Than A Day

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/11/14/house-republicans-kill-trumps-wall-mass-deportations-day.html

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    1. They will also kill Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. They will basically do whatever the hell they want whether Trump is for it or against it. And his puppetmasters will make sure he signs ever law they pass.

      Donald Trump the Rubber Stamp President.

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  12. Anonymous8:46 PM

    Ladies and gentlemen, it is becoming increasingly clear that Donald Trump is not prepared for the job of president of the United States. Being the offspring of Donald Trump does not qualify them to be privy to the most sensitive top secret material we have. These three young Trumps were not elected, have never served in public office, have ZERO military background and they should not be cleared at the highest security levels in this country. They are totally unqualified to be making high-level security decisions, particularly if they are managing Trump properties and businesses around the world.
    http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/11/14/1599245/-Trump-has-asked-for-three-of-his-children-to-be-given-highest-level-top-secret-security-clearance?detail=facebook

    (According to U.S. Code › Title 5 › Part III › Subpart B › Chapter 31 › Subchapter I › § 3110..... A public official may not appoint, employ, promote, advance, or advocate for appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement, in or to a civilian position in the agency in which he is serving or over which he exercises jurisdiction or control any individual who is a relative of the public official. An individual may not be appointed, employed, promoted, or advanced in or to a civilian position in an agency if such appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement has been advocated by a public official, serving in or exercising jurisdiction or control over the agency, who is a relative of the individual.)

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  13. Anonymous8:48 PM

    Sounds like they found and have enough on him to force the resignation before end of year. He knows it, bannon knows it and so does pubishair. Bold face ugly azz liars. So sick of the swamp people. What a gross bunch of sickos

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  14. Anonymous9:21 PM

    The international community and nato is stepping in.

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  15. Anonymous9:41 PM

    Glad other countries will be stepping up to help America throw these bums off the planet. Hijacking American Elections is a big crime that will require lots of time in a federal prison and it aint private. PC matic aided the effort along with a few others according to the discussion yesterday. Don't know but its bad.

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  16. Here's what we really need:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6yuv_-I4Z0

    Aside from dogs driving cars, pole dancing bears is high on my list of smile-inducers. Your mileage may vary.

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  17. Anonymous7:43 AM

    I feel exactly like John Oliver said. I wake up and it's like oh my god trump stole the Presidency.And i am nauseous and the depression sets in. I was thinking 1 week ago today i was working the phones at the Democrat Headquarters. We were all so happy and enthusiastic for it looked like Hillary was assured victory.Then this.....

    It isn't just that the election was stolen from her. It was by whom. When w was given the election by the Scotus(sandra oconner later admitted it was a huge mistake)I was heartbrokenn. But this election was won by a madman .A patholigical liar. A moral deviant. A narcissist. He told Howard Stern it was all right to call his favorite child Ivanka a PIECE OF ASS!!!!!!!!!! And then bragged the size of her BREASTS!!!!And for the trumpettes who say no he didnt, it's on audio.I can't get out of this depression.

    Yesterday i got an email from Donna Brazille saying Pres Obama wanted to talk to his supporters. The Pres said he told his staff it's OK to be depressed.Take a week maybe two and then fight back.I'm already fighting back but iam still depressed.

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