Tag: Lewis Black

Nov 12

Rant of the Week: Lewis Black – How to Honor Veterans

It’s 99 years since the war to end all wars ended on November 11, 1917 on a rail car in in the forest of Compi├Ęgne, France. Veterans Day, known originally Armistice Day, which began in 1919 and became a legal holiday in 1938. It was after WW2 when a campaign was started to change the …

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Jul 09

Rant of the Week: Lewis Black – Evolution

Comedian Lewis Black rants on a number of topics. Enjoy

Oct 09

Rant of the Week: Lewis Black – Getting Out the Millennial Vote

Get out and vote or Lewis Black will hunt your asses down.

May 26

Lewis Black – Immortal Black

Adapted from Rant of the Week at The Stars Hollow Gazette

Back in Black – Immortal Black

Jan 04

Lewis Black – The Disappointing Future

Adapted from Rant of the Week at The Stars Hollow Gazette

Back in Black – The Disappointing Future

Lewis Black feels let down by a future that several doctors told him he would not live to see.

Feb 27

Black Is Back

Back in Black – Whitney Houston’s Death

Lewis Black examines the media’s handling of Whitney Houston’s death, from Nancy Grace’s murder allegation to Eric Bolling’s cautionary tale.

May 15

For Your Consideration: New Meaning for the Godwin’s Law

Definition of the Godwin’s Law:

As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.

Oct 08

Vote Neo-Con NOW! A Trifecta of Rantage

Crossposted from the Irreverent Ranting Halls of The Wild Wild Left

Wow. Some days I have nothing. Today I have at least two, maybe three things I want to write about. I will try & spin them into this one. If that doesn’t work, you will never read these lines. Heh. I’ll have to edit them out.

First let me lead in with something excellent. I WORSHIP this man. I even can forgive him for doing those Aruba commercials, he is so good. Besides Aruba is dreamy. His analysis of the two party system is PRICELESS.

That brings me to RANT ONE:

All the pretty little pundits are calling odds on the 2010 midterms. Will we {gasp) keep the majority of seats, or will we (moan, gnash of teeth) lose seats broadly like we did in 1994?

I say: FUCK IT! Lets all vote for the craziest wing-nut motherfuckers out there, every goddamned rapture sucking corporate vampire there is. Let them impeach Obama and crown Palin Queen.

Lets knock the legs out from under David for once and for all and see how Goliath does unfettered. Lets see how they like their Giant Champion when he stomps through town smashing their 401k’s and how much “individual responsibility” they take when he eliminates Social Security and Medicare. Lets see how the Cheney’s of the Country like it when their daughters like Mary have their children stripped from their “lesbianic” homes and go to jail for child endangerment, and their other daughters are forced to bear rapists’ seeds.

Let them inherit the economy, the wars, the fucktitude. Lets just stock up on potable water and canned goods and ammo and let them burn it down. All hail martial law and door to door searches!

Every taboo is meant to be broken, so think of it as dirty pleasure:

VOTE NEO-CON NOW!!!

I’m just warming up. On to the Health Care Question.

Oct 08

Lewis Black: Two-party system ‘a bowl of shit looking in the mirror’

Okay, this isn’t much of an essay, but I just had to share this:

God knows most of us here have realized that the two party system is a misnomer, that what we have is really a one-party system with a synthetic division, the corporatists playing “shirts vs skins” against the American people.

And we now live in a time when only comedians, it seems, tell the truth.  

Add Lewis Black to the list:

Lewis Black: Two-party system ‘a bowl of sh*t looking in the mirror’


Comedian Lewis Black’s first concert film, set to open this week, is unsparing in its criticism of both political parties.

In a clip played by MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, Black says, “Our two-party system is a bowl of shit looking in the mirror at itself. … Basically, the last eight years, I feel, the Republicans stood around farting and the Democrats went, ‘Ooh, let me smell it.'”

“It’s a pungent truth,” Olbermann commented to Black. “I think it probably has never been more obvious than currently during this health care debate.”

“It’s just unbelievable,” Black agreed. “How did we end up in a position with people defending health insurance companies?”

“What I’ve always wanted to do with these protesters,” Olbermann suggested, “is go, ‘What’s your personal medical history?’ and I would bet you that you’d get 75% of them going, ‘Never been sick a day in my life!’ That’s the only way you could be satisfied.”

I love that.   I don’t know how you could top that as an accurate description of the two party system, especially the turd-blossom Democrats.

Has a nice ring to it.   The Turd Blossom Democrats.   Sounds like a bluegrass group.