Stewart comes at religion with buckets of derision, but I do not find him offensive, nor should anyone who enjoys comedy. Like so many of the best comedians, he is an equal-opportunity hater. Sometimes it’s atheists he cannot stand, as in his bit about the beams in a shape of the cross that survived the Ground Zero wreckage, which the American Atheists did not want displayed. Sometimes it’s the Catholic church, which last November proved a useful point of comparison for the football culture at Penn State: “I get that it’s probably hard for you to believe that this guy you think is infallible, and this program you think is sacred, could hide such heinous activities, but there is some precedent for that,” Stewart said, referring to coach Joe Paterno and the sex-abuse scandal. “Yeah, and just like with the Catholic Church, no one is trying to take away your religion, in this case football. They’re just trying to bring some accountability to a pope, and some of his cardinals.” In both cases, it was the culture of certainty that Stewart was mocking, not the belief system itself. It was the human tendency toward hubris.
The US government hates religious institutions SO much that it lets them keep a hundred billion dollars in offerings a year - TAX FREE. Persecute my ass like that! I would love it!
Poor people have shitty lobbyists
There was a study recently in which thirty of the largest companies in the United States are now spending more on lobbying than they pay in Federal taxes.
Poor people have shitty lobbyists.
Is that guy a Pixar character? Like is that even, he looks like an alien pod had created him to be a president. Like somehow it found a handsome guy and stuck an earwig into his ear and then like it ate away his brain then they just moved it with a remote control… I mean no offense by that.
Jon Stewart on Mitt Romney (2010)