It seems like over six months since I posted the last entry, and that's because Team Air America has faded from view. But, every once in a while they pop up to remind us of the glory days of AAR.
Thus it is with Janeane Garofalo who appeared on last night's Real Time with Bill Maher and gave her weighty, perspicacious thoughts on the most vital and important issue of our day.
No, I speak not of the four wars we're currently involved in or the fact that millions of Americans are unemployed. Instead, she gave her thoughts on Weinergate, the time-wasting, vastly unimportant scandal involving U.S. Representative and professional doofus Anthony Weiner.
Janeane's weighty thoughts (link):
Anthony Weiner deserves to be supported and hopefully he will be mayor of New York one day. I'm serious. He is a Democrat [who] actually fights for the things liberals and progressive and rational people care about... I don't know why he's being thrown under the bus. He hasn't done any -- he hasn't broke any laws
As Newsbusters - another Garofalo fan site - points out, it sounds like she was about to say "he hasn't done anything wrong" but then realized that was wrong. Garofalo also didn't mention the strange timing where Weiner criticized Clarence Thomas' wife's financial links to the teaparty and just a few days later the scandal emerged. She also didn't mention that there are far more important things to be worried about.
And, here's video:
Posted in Janeane at 11:49 AM
Way back in May, Janeane Garofalo issued yet another plea for help which went unnoticed until now since she did it on the nearly unheard-of "Citizen Radio". That's some sort of internet radio run by Alison Kilkenny - a loony Huffington Post contributor - and someone else; their videos struggle to get hundreds of views.
Yet, somehow Naked Emperor News - someone whom I'm not a big fan of either - found their interview with Garfalo and is playing it for Garofalo's real base: the Glenn Beck fans at The Blaze.
In the interview, Janine Garrofalo says the "British Empire is the original douchebag empire where sh*tty Americans, sh*tty Australians come from". It's difficult to imagine that as anything other than an anti-WASP statement; some prejudices are acceptable to "liberals" like Janeane.
She then claims that to be a modern, Bush or Hannity style conservative is a character flaw: there's something wrong with their brains. Which, obviously, is a subject she's highly familiar with.
Posted in Janeane at 11:25 AM
The video below shows Senator Al Franken quoting the New Testament, specifically Matthew 25: "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me". He uses that to segue into arguing to end the Bush tax cuts. He uses a carpenter who's only been occasionally employed and who he met at a union hall as a prop to make his argument.
Leaving aside the obvious religious issues involved in Franken's speech, both the Democrats and the Republicans have pushed loose borders policies that have allowed large numbers of foreign construction workers to enter the U.S., in most cases illegally. Those foreign construction workers have increased competition for jobs and have helped drive down wages. And, all of that was supported by both the GOP and Democratic elites. Franken is trying to give comfort to someone who was harmed by the loose borders policies that Franken supports.
Needless to say, the Tea Party types are no help with that either. They almost completely ignored the immigration issue for over a year and their only response to the Franken video is to promote policies that would help the richest among us.
Posted in StuartSmalley at 12:10 PM
Every few months I remember that this site is still around.
Accordingly, and based on the Air America Radio Year in Review 2007, here's the moment you've all been waiting for, the Air America Radio Year in Review 2010:
* They went bankrupt and went off the air.
P.S. Mark your calendars! Join us next year for the exciting Air America Radio Year in Review 2011.
Posted in Meta at 12:18 PM
Oh no he didn't!
Well, actually, oh yes he did!
On a recent Joy Behar Show - one of America's finest news sources on the hard news channel CNN - former Saturday Night Live alum Rob Schneider called Senator Al Franken a shocking name. The name he called him was so shocking... they bleeped it out!
You can watch it here, and I'll leave it up to you to decide.
However, using advanced voice analysis - and with the help of our cadre of former Air America Radio interns - this site has been able to determine that Schneider called Franken a "whore". Senator Al Franken, he's calling you out! How will Franken respond? Will he challenge Schneider to a ComicOff, or with legislation? Or, will Franken appear on The View and spill the beans on Schneider? Whatever happens in this Schneider-Franken Feud, stay tuned to this site for the latest news!
Posted in StuartSmalley at 01:30 PM
All three Janeane Garofalo fans are abuzz about a new comedy special she'll be starring in on June 26. It will be broadcast on a cable TV channel that most people don't get (Epix) and which will probably fold shortly thereafter.
Here's a sample, with her making a joke involving being mistaken for herself at Starbucks. Prime stuff:
DOUBLE MOCHA FRAPPE LATTE UPDATE: The previous video with even more of Janeane's jokes about Starbucks was deleted. However, as a replacement see peekURL.com/vt4oj42 That too is from 1995, back when she was cute and somewhat wholesome.
Posted in Janeane at 09:34 AM
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