Tag: Stephen Colbert
A brief respite from the grim reality of mass furloughs and the closure of important programs.
The House Minority Leader has had it with the distorting effect of Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC on American politics. Video… This is actually a pitch for the DISCLOSE Act, a campaign finance disclosure bill being pushed by Democrats as a response to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which removed restrictions on independent political spending […]
Last night the conservative news commentator Stephen Colbert erupted in outrage on his show over California’s recently passed LGBT history bill. Amidst the vitriol, he takes a little time to educate us through his own primer on gay history, including the 1970s period, during which “gay made a comeback when Paul Lynde was given the […]
The anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, fresh off a victory in the no-tax-extensions California budget deal, was on Stephen Colbert last night. Norquist is a major player in state houses around the country and in Congress, having signed on many GOP legislators to his group’s “Taxpayer Protection Pledge,” which binds them to a policy of never […]
The Ironic One looks at California’s “Fightin’ 10th” district, with a shout out to Walnut Creek, the Livermore Light Bulb, and an interview with congressional rep. John Garamendi. And let me pose the same question I did upon viewing the clip of San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar discussing the city’s Happy Meal ban on The […]
In 2004, photographer Mark Burdett was shooting a protest rally against the Iraq War on Market Street, when police, mistakenly thinking he had knocked over a motorcycle, forced him down and broke his thumb while making an arrest. Burdett sued the police for false arrest, at which point they accused him of jaywalking during the […]