Tag: John Oliver

Nov 13

John Oliver : The Lasting Consequences of the Troll President

Last night John Oliver, host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” gave an insightful dissertation on the techniques that Trump and his followers have used to undermine norms of governing and how Americans talk about ideas. Allowing Trump’s techniques to spread to other politicians and media outlets so that it becomes the pervasive doctrine of the …

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Jul 16

Rant of the Week: Dueling Dead Presidents

Only John Oliver and Stephen Colbert stage a battle of insults between two dead presidents, Warren G. Harding and Zachary Taylor, using their wax statues. After agreeing to disagree, the statues kiss and make up.

Jul 04

Waxing Dead Presidents

The Hall of Presidents Wax museum in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania may be gone but the waxy figures “live” on in the homes of very interesting people. You might wonder why anyone would want, or do with, one of these life size replicas, or in the case of John Oliver, host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” five …

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Jun 12

Now A Word From Lord Buckethead

While ek hornbeck has been dong his happy dance and gloating over the electoral spanking a that Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May and her Conservative party took, the politics over the UK withdrawal from the European Union got complicated. The host of “Last Week Tonight” John Oliver has found the answer to their “Brexit Prayers”: …

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Jun 01

We’re Melting

This afternoon Donald will announce his decision whether to stay in the Paris Climate Accord. Withdrawal from the pact would be disastrous for our climate but we are currently governed by a man who is not only ignorant and uninformed but determined to dismantle the Obama administration legacy. A few months back, John Oliver, host …

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May 22

“Last Week Tonight” This Morning

The host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” John Oliver devoted his show to looking back at the week that was and quite a week it was: (F)rom President Donald Trump leaking Israeli intelligence to Russian officials, to finding out a high profile member of the administration has been named as a person of interest in …

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May 08

FCC Attacks Net Neutrality, Again

Three years ago, we fought the good fight to protect the internet and with a lot of the help from the good senator from Minnesota, Al Frankin, and an HBO comedian, John Oliver, we won. It was Oliver in particular and the popularity of his then new show, “Last Week Tonight,” that really woke up …

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Apr 17

French Presidential Election: Vive La France

On April 23 French voters will go to the polls to elect a new president. The French election of its chief executive is a direct election, unlike the US, which is determined by vote of the majority of the people. The winner must get 50%. If not, then in two weeks on May 7, there …

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Mar 11

How Is This Still A Thing? Daylight Saving Time

I first posted this piece March 9, 2015. It just doesn’t get old and nothing has changed. After losing an hour of sleep, most of are still dragging, trying to adjust to the Spring ritual of Daylight Saving Time. HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” with host John Oliver gives us a brief history of the tradition, …

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Mar 05

Rant of the Week: John Oliver – Supreme Court Lobster

Last Week Tonight host John Oliver has decided that the animal that will represent Neil Gorsuch, should ne be appointed, on his All Dog Supreme will be a lobster. John wants your advice and consent for the lobster that will represent Gorsuch.

Nov 07

Trump Is John Oliver’s Fault

“Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver had the last hilarious word on tomorrow’s election and took the blame for Donald Trump‘s run for presidency. ‘We are at a point where this man has a genuine shot at the presidency,” Oliver explained. “Despite having blown up a political party, undermined confidence in our political system, declared …

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Nov 01

Why America Votes On Tuesday

Have you ever wondered why the United States votes on Tuesday when most industrialized counties and even most third world nations vote on Sunday or has the day as a national holiday. Now, granted, some states have early voting and one has gone completely voting by mail and not everyone gets Sundays or federal holidays …

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