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The Daily Show - Your Moment of Them: The Best of Jaboukie Young-White

The Daily Show celebrates correspondent Jaboukie Young-White’s best work, including his trip to the Pittsburgh Equality March and his look at socialism’s rising popularity.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Aug 21, 2019, 11:17 PM (0 replies)

Unskilled Man Fears He Will Lose Job in Recession (Borowitz)

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—A man with no identifiable skills is deeply worried that a recession could cause him to lose his job, people close to the man have confirmed.

The man, who has barely clung to his job for the past two and a half years, is justified in believing that an economic downturn would result in his unemployment, experts said.

“When the economy is good, it’s possible for someone like him to hold down a job for which he is woefully unqualified,” Harland Dorrinson, a human-resources specialist, said. “But when the economy goes south, look out.”

Dorrinson said that the unskilled man’s résumé, which lists six bankruptcies and multiple business failures, could come under scrutiny in the event of a recession.

“His employers might find themselves asking, ‘How did he get this job in the first place?’ ” Dorrinson said.

Additionally, the man’s near-total lack of education—evidenced by his inability to spell common one-syllable words or to identify the century in which the airplane was invented—could make him vulnerable to termination, the human-resources expert said.

“On the plus side, he enjoys watching television for eight hours a day,” Dorrinson said. “During a recession, he’ll be able to do even more of that.”

Short article, no more at link: https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/unskilled-man-fears-he-will-lose-job-in-recession

Photograph by Chip Somodevilla / Getty

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Aug 21, 2019, 03:39 AM (3 replies)

The Daily Show: Kids Tour the Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library

These five lucky children got an exclusive tour of the Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library in Washington D.C.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Aug 20, 2019, 11:11 PM (2 replies)

The Daily Show: Leading Ladies

The Daily Show looks at some of the ways women are combating sexism, including the battle against the pink tax and the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s stand for equal pay.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Aug 20, 2019, 11:03 PM (0 replies)

Oil Companies Persuade States to Make Pipeline Protests a Felony

States criminalize demonstrations near energy infrastructure
Alliance of chemical makers and oil refiners pushing measures

After protesters disrupted construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota by chaining themselves to construction equipment and pitching tents along the route, oil and chemical companies found a way to keep it from happening again.

They made it a crime.

The companies, including Koch Industries Inc., Marathon Petroleum Corp. and Energy Transfer Partners LP -- whose Dakota Access project in North Dakota was targeted three years ago -- lobbied state legislatures to effectively outlaw demonstrations near pipelines, chemical plants and other infrastructure. Nine states have gone along so far, in some cases classifying the activities as felonies. More are considering measures.

The lobbying campaign, documented in state disclosures and other records reviewed by Bloomberg News, has raised concerns about corporate influence muzzling free speech.

“Oil refiners, especially Koch Industries and Marathon Petroleum, orchestrated this unholy alliance of oil, gas, chemical, and electric utility companies to crush resistance to polluting industries,” said Connor Gibson, an investigator with Greenpeace who has tracked the efforts.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-19/oil-companies-persuade-states-to-make-pipeline-protests-a-felony

Dakota Access protesters in Feb. 2017.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Aug 20, 2019, 03:01 AM (5 replies)

The Daily Show: Donsplaining

The Daily Show puzzles over some of Donald Trump’s most baffling attempts to explain how the world works, including his takes on 5G, windmills, trade deals and more.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Aug 19, 2019, 11:07 PM (0 replies)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - Bias In Medicine (with Wanda Sykes and Larry David)

John Oliver discusses the roles that gender and racial bias can play in medical treatment.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Aug 19, 2019, 02:40 AM (19 replies)

Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - 8/16/19

Monologue: Make America Atlantic City Again

Bill recaps the top stories of the week, including stock market jitters and Jeffrey Epstein's suspicious suicide.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse joins Bill to discuss the global climate crisis and share his advice for the Democratic presidential hopefuls.

Michael "Killer Mike" Render

"Run the Jewels" rapper and activist Killer Mike joins Bill to discuss gun laws, policing, and Jay-Z's partnership with the NFL.

New Rule: Armed and Lonely

In his editorial New Rule, Bill addresses America's growing loneliness crisis and its link to mass shootings.

Overtime: Killer Mike, Rick Wilson, Betsy Woodruff, Carl Hulse

Bill Maher and his guests answer viewer questions after the show.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Aug 17, 2019, 01:03 AM (7 replies)

Seth Meyers: Guest Jake Tapper Can't Believe Rep. Steve King's "Crazy Remarks" on Rape and Incest

Jake Tapper talks about hosting the second Democratic debate, how Trump's trivial remarks may stick in voters’ heads during the debates and GOP Rep. Steve King's crazy remarks.

Jake Tapper’s Daughter’s Book Is Getting Translated into Chinese

Jake Tapper talks about not getting any Republicans on his show after the shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Trump’s love of tweeting conspiracy theories and his daughter Alice’s book getting translated into Chinese.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Aug 17, 2019, 12:05 AM (0 replies)

Seth Meyers - Trump Ignores Wall Street's Losses and Global Fears of Recession - Monologue - 8/15/19

Popsicle Schtick: Beet Buttigieg, Crabernet

The Late Night writers give current events the popsicle stick joke treatment.

Seth's Favorite Jokes of the Week: Bird Poop, Joe Biden’s Continued Gaffes

Seth's favorite jokes from the week of August 12.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Aug 16, 2019, 11:57 PM (2 replies)
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