In a segment titled “Oh My God, Rick Perry Is Going to Be Our Next President,” Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart ripped into Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s 59-point jobs plan.
“I want to describe to you the vision I have for what this country ought to look like down the road,” Romney told an audience in North Las Vegas Tuesday. “There should be a job machine. Jobs being created all the time… We should have a job creating machine in America.”
“Of course!” Stewart exclaimed. “A job machine. It was so easy. It was right in front of our faces: job machine. And instead of going to war, we should come out with some sort of peace machine. And an anti-cancer ice cream.”
The Comedy Central host then mocked the candidate’s “brilliantly arbitrary” suggestion that all new regulations should be offset by removing an existing regulation.
“Perfect! There you go. You want fuel efficiency, do ya? Well, that means we get to put mouse turds back in Funyuns,” Stewart joked.
“Man, you want to be president so bad, Al Gore can taste it.”
Watch this video from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast Sept. 8, 2011.
Will Bill Barr try to save Trump with an October surprise?
President Donald Trump has desperately tried to reignite his 2020 campaign and fix the new recession that began in February. But instead of looking for solutions that rework an economy to take into account social distancing and the coronavirus, hanging his hat on the idea that reopening will solve his problems. It hasn't worked.
Enter Attorney General Bill Barr, swooping in to try and save President Donald Trump's presidency just in time for Election Day. According to Vanity Fair, Barr will likely release the findings from the investigation into the investigation of the Russia Scandal.
Sudan criminalizes female genital mutilation
Sudan's highest governing body Friday ratified a law criminalizing female genital mutilation, a widespread ritual in the African country, the justice ministry announced.
The sovereign council, comprising military and civilian figures, approved a series of laws including criminalization of the age-old practice known as FGM or genital cutting that "undermines the dignity of women", the ministry said in a statement.
The reform comes a year after longtime president Omar al-Bashir was toppled following months of mass pro-reform protests on the streets in which women played a key role.
Woman known for racist rants is finally arrested after assaulting Muslim woman and Black teen
A North Carolina woman known for her racist rants that were captured on video is being accused of attacking a 14-year-old and ripping the hijab off an another woman, the Citizen Times reports.
Rachel Dawn Ruit first received notoriety when she was caught on video yelling racial slurs and threatening people in downtown Asheville. But on July 4, her threats turned physical when she ripped off the hijab from a woman and attacked the 14-year-old, who is Black.
Ernesta Carter witnessed Ruit attack the girl after saying she needed to be "put down" and if she fought back "she would be raped." Ruit then grabbed the girl by the groin, Carter said. When Carter started running towards the altercation, that's when Ruit targeted Nahlah Karimah who was the woman wearing the hijab.