On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert lamented the fact that America’s culture wars have made their way even into the world of our most innocuous snack foods. Earlier this month, in observation of LGBT Pride 2012, Oreo cookies posted a message on its Facebook page featuring a rainbow-hued Oreo with six layers of multicolored frosting, with a caption that read “June 25: Pride. Proudly support love.”
“Good God,” said Colbert, “Oreos are gay…and the things I’ve done with them! All those nights lying in bed, cramming four or five into my mouth at once, splitting them open and licking their cream off!”
He said that he should have known something was fishy when these “homo-snacks-uals” as he called them, “got me to accept consensual double-stuffing.”
If even our most harmless-seeming dessert treats are going to become foot-soldiers in the culture wars, then ultimately all desserts are going to have to take sides, said Colbert.
“Twinkies,” he said, “I think I know where you stand. After all, your mascot is a naked man in a cowboy hat.” Almond Joy, he pointed out, has nuts. “Mounds? Someone’s tucking.”
Watch the clip, embedded via Comedy Central, below:
Michael Moore predicts Mick Mulvaney will get into Heaven after confessing Trump’s quid pro quo
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The host played a clip of Mulvaney admitting Trump's quid pro quo while seeking foreign election assistance from Ukraine.
"This man obviously is going to be admitted into Heaven," Moore said. "You know, he told the truth."
"If there was a movie version of this, somebody stuck him with a needle just before he walked out onto the stage there, a truth serum needle, and he just went on and on saying, 'Yeah, that’s what we do. Yeah, of course.' Essentially admitting there is a quid pro quo. In fact, there are many quid pro quos."
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MSNBC's Chuck Todd interviewed Brett McGurk, the former special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL.
"The truth of the matter is when President Trump announced to the world last December that we were leaving Syria and he arbitrarily cut our force reportedly in half, which is already a small force, we lost all of our leverage and influence," McGurk argued. "And he really threw it out the window on this call on October 6th."
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Like prominent GOP attorney George Conway, Hitchcock believes Trump suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).
"There are nine diagnostic criteria of NPD in the DSM-5, and a diagnosis is valid if only five are present. Narcissists have a grandiose sense of self-importance, i.e. they exaggerate their achievements and talents; they are preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power or brilliance; they believe that they are special, unique and should associate only with other high-status or special people; they require excessive admiration; they feel a sense of entitlement; they exploit others for their own gain; they lack empathy; they are envious of others or believe that others envy them; they are arrogant or haughty," Hitchcock wrote.