Friday, December 17, 2010

Do Not Piss Off Jon Stewart

All week long, The Daily Show has been hammering away at how stupid and hypocritical the US Senate Republicans have been.  Last night, in his last show 2010 (link here), he had on 9-11 responders, all who are members of the NYFD, NYPD, Port Authority, or Heavy Equipment operators, all of whom are suffering from pulmonary & cardiac issues, and most of whom had cancer.  Each of them having rare diseases that they acquired after volunteering at the World Trade Center terrorist attack site (I hate the term "ground zero" - that's reserved for Nagasaki and Hiroshima, in my perspective).  Each of them being denied coverage or compensation from their unions, health care providers, and bureaucracies that result from a free market health care economy.

Using sarcasm and caustic wit, Stewart empathized with these stricken patriotic heroes, and showed them, Dissecting, clip by clip, how the Republicans are hurting too.  They might have to work on the "holiest of Christian[TM] holidays, the week between Christmas and New Years".  They'll have to say a heartfelt, and tear jerking "good bye" to their awesome friend and colleague Judd Gregg, Partisan New Hampshire GOP senator.  Oh, those poor Republicans, concerned only with NYC Fire Fighters who make more than $250K a year.

Stewart also laid into Mike Huckabee, no holds barred, with the Huckster's employ at Faux News, and the "ginned up" outrage that Faux generated from the "Ground Zero Mosque" and how RETICENT they've been over denial of 9-11 first responders health care bill, passed almost 3 months ago by the House, but denied a vote by Republican Senators who are more concerned about their richest constituents than they are about the most self-less patriots in the nation ("James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act" passed September 30th in the US House of Representatives).

Meanwhile, First Responders continue to DIE.  And that's fine with Republican senators.  Those who died are probably Democrats anyways.  They should have had better bootstraps.

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