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Satirist thanks BP for creating eyeless shrimp

BP is still in the Gulf of Mexico, and they want… cookies, according to satirist Andy Cobb and his team of political comedians. In a spoof of the oil giant’s public service ads that attempt to reassure Gulf residents that BP actually cares about them, Cobb and “The Partisans” skewer…

Colbert: Pot legalization can help Obama win in November

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert offered the team working to re-elect President Barack Obama a possible key piece of strategy. Marijuana legalization initiatives, he said, may be exactly the thing to push the president over the edge in terms of vote numbers. Colbert reminded us (I…

Jon Stewart demolishes senators for swooning over JP Morgan CEO

On his show Thursday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart mocked members of the Senate Banking Committee for going soft on JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon after his firm lost at least $2 billion gambling on derivatives. During the hearing, Republican senators complimented Dimon and praised his financial…

Forget Obama Girl, ‘Obama Boy’ sings about his ‘crush on Obama’

Obama Girl is so 2008. President Barack Obama’s recent decision to support same sex marriage has inspired a new video where “Obama Boy” sings about his “crush on Obama.” “The day President Obama went on record saying he was pro-gay marriage, I came up with the concept and wrote the…

Colbert: Unionized cafeteria workers are killing America and must be stopped

Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert dedicated this nightly “The Word” segment to the phrase “Free Lunch” and to discussing the corrosive influence of labor unions on the American way of life. Unions are killing America’s small towns, said Colbert, “Their demands for a livable wage and…

Jon Stewart offers Obama tips on monetizing the presidency

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart discussed the difficulty President Barack Obama faces in raising money the old-fashioned way (i.e., local fundraisers and small donors) when faced with the brave new world of post-Citizens United dark money funding. Republican candidate Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) has…

Colbert: Romney may tie his horse onto the roof of his car like his dog

Stephen Colbert analyzed a story going under the radar Tuesday evening, in which a horse co-owned by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s wife Ann is could be going to the Olympics after placing third in the national trials. “Though one will imagine it will be a long drive to London…

Stewart calls out ‘Mr. Clean impersonator’ Rick Scott for voter purging

Jon Stewart delighted in poking fun at Florida Governor Rick Scott’s controversial voter purging campaign Tuesday evening, calling him a “Mr. Clean impersonator” and the former lead singer of the Australian rock group Midnight Oil. Scott’s voter purge was meant to take non-citizens off the voting roll, but revealed that…

Colbert: ‘What in the world does a nun know about sex?’

Stephen Colbert took some time Tuesday evening to discuss the growing rift between the Vatican and American Catholic nuns, including a new book by a nun named Sister Margaret Farley that discusses sex. “What in the world does a nun know about sex?” Colbert asked. “That would be like an…

Stewart marks birth of political gaffes with the ‘Circle of Life’

The Daily Show‘s John Stewart focused Monday evening on the media’s obsession with presidential campaign gaffes Monday evening, especially analyzing the aftermath of the latest notable “gaffe” in President Barack Obama’s “private sector is fine” quote. Stewart decided to play the famous song “Circle of Life” from The Lion King movie to…

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