Archive for the 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' Category

TRUMP IS WORSE THAN NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN…

February 20th, 2017

To put an interesting twist on the whole Trump-Putin love fest, I can across this headline this morning—Like Keystone XL, Much of Dakota Access Pipeline Steel Made by Russian Company Tied to Putin—and yes, I did mean THIS Chamberlain…Nev

TRUMP V. TRUTH: JOHN OLIVER RETURNS…

February 13th, 2017

10 REASONS WHY I MISS JOHN OLIVER…

January 29th, 2017

John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight returns on 12 February.

READING THE TO-DO LIST ON SATAN’S FRIDGE…

November 25th, 2016

And absolutely: Fuck You 2016…

WHY IS ADAMS THE ONLY ONE MAKING SENSE…?

October 31st, 2016

So, I had several long conversations over the weekend trying to make sense of the latest news out of FBI Director Steve Comey. I’ve turned the news every way I can think of and I just can’t buy into all the conspiracy theories coming from both the Republicans and the Democrats. I think Comey is […]

WHERE OUR LONG WAR ON DRUGS HAS TAKEN US…

October 24th, 2016

JILL STEIN, ET AL. V. JOHN OLIVER, TIME/WARNER …

October 22nd, 2016

So, John Oliver (a comedian I really like) took a shot at Jill Stein and I’ve received two response emails this week from the Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka campaign. The emails are summarized in this news item from the campaign’s website: We were pleasantly surprised when John Oliver’s research team reached out to us […]

STOP SPOILING THE FECKIN’ BARREL…!

October 3rd, 2016

I’ve offered this suggestion before and I’ll continue to make the offer. We need to take two immediate steps to purge the barrel of all the bad apples. First, no police involved shooting should be handled by internal affairs or a local district attorney with a pet grand jury. Only an independent prosecutor should be […]

HOW DONALD TRUMP WINS BEFORE THE ELECTION…

August 24th, 2016

If you haven’t ordered a copy of Dan Guman’s The Kid Who Ran for President, do so. I have.

WE DON’T NEED NO ANY CHARTER SCHOOLS…

August 22nd, 2016

Of course, Ohio—with White Hat Management at the fore—comes in for the lion’s share of Oliver’s piece. As for the question of Cyber Charters, I can say from 10+ years of working with online classes in multiple districts that unless the student is working in a classroom with a knowledgeable educator (or receiving at-home instruction […]

THE NEXT FINANCIAL BUBBLE IS READY TO BURST…

August 15th, 2016

Perhaps 15 years ago or so I had a friend who bought a car through J.D. Byrider. I was unfamiliar with the company but got a quick an horrible lesson from her experience. She bought a car that I might have paid $2,000 for if I was feeling generous, for about $7,500. I don’t know […]

U.S. CONGRESS IS AWOL AND OUT OF CONTROL…

August 13th, 2016

Ralph Nader writes: Taken as a whole, with exceptions, the American people have the strangest attitude toward the Congress. Our national legislature spends nearly a quarter of our income and affects us one way or another every day of the year. Yet too many people withdraw in disgust instead of making Congress accountable to them. […]

HOW WE BECAME THE CAT-RACCOON’S TOYS…

August 8th, 2016

[Update at 0600 on 14 August: Garry Trudeau also gives a (probably unintentional) nod to the topic in the Sunday strip.] [Update at 1800 on 12 August: The story, and video, is blowing up with both The Guardian, John Oliver’s right—journalism is in danger, and here’s why that matters; and Mother Jones, John Oliver Takes […]

SACRIFICE AND SUCCESS DO BOTH BEGIN WITH “S”…

August 1st, 2016

BRINGING FEELINGS TO A FACT FIGHT…

July 25th, 2016

So, here’s the nut. Feelings trump facts 99.999 percent of the time, just ask anyone who has ever uttered a prayer or ridden a little faster through Sleepy Hollow.

OLIVER EXPLAINS HOW BREXIT IS BATSHIT CRAZY…

June 20th, 2016

RULE NO. 1: NEVER TRUST YOUR BROTHER-IN-LAW…

June 13th, 2016

YOU KNOWN THE SYSTEM IS BROKEN WHEN…

May 23rd, 2016

I’ve marked the next Groundhog Day (2 February 2017) on my calendar. Have you?

UPDATE: …DANGERS OF MORNING-SHOW SCIENCE…

May 12th, 2016

[Update at 1300 on 12 May: As is to be suspected, Mano Singham perfectly expands on Oliver’s piece in Misunderstanding and misrepresenting science. Originally published at 0300 on 9 May]

THE DANGERS OF MORNING-SHOW SCIENCE…

May 9th, 2016

[Update at 1307 on 12 May: As is to be suspected, Mano Singham perfectly expands on Oliver’s piece in Misunderstanding and misrepresenting science. THE DANGERS OF MORNING-SHOW SCIENCE…

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