Jon Stewart Crushes Dick Cheney’s Comments on Torture Report, Says ‘Thank You’ to George W. Bush (Video)

jon-stewart-dick-cheney-5I’m really not one of these far-left “let’s try the whole Bush administration for war crimes” individuals. But when it comes to Dick Cheney, I really don’t know how this man is not on trial for war crimes. While a lot of hyperbole gets thrown around when describing the former vice president, I’m not sure if calling him “soulless” can even be considered an exaggeration. He just seems like a heartless, cold and emotionless evil robot masquerading as a human being.


To think that this guy was one heartbeat away from the presidency for eight years is absolutely terrifying.

Well, Jon Stewart absolutely ripped apart Cheney’s appearance this past weekend on Meet the Press where he refused to call what the CIA did “torture,” he evoked 9/11 to justify everything and showed zero sympathy for the people we tortured (or even killed) who ultimately turned out to be innocent.

But no matter how hard Todd pressed Cheney, he insisted that his definition of torture is what happened on 9/11 – not what the CIA did to these detainees.

“I see. That’s just what meets the definition of torture in his mind,” Stewart said. “His mind, I assume, being the scariest f*cking place in the universe.”

I would suggest everyone just take a few minutes to watch the segment. Nothing I say can really convey how Cheney’s answers and Stewart’s obvious disdain for everything he said. Even as much as I’ve watched Dick Cheney interviews over the years, I still never get used to watching someone who’s so cold and emotionless. Cheney comes off so heartless that it borders on being a parody of some sort of evil villain from an Austin Powers movie. I’m almost waiting for him to put on a monocle and grab a cat out from under the desk while giving his interviews.

But Cheney’s evilness did cause Stewart to do something I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen him do – thank George W. Bush.

“George W. Bush, thank you for not dying while you were in office,” Stewart said.


Because while people joke about being terrified that Sarah Palin could have been “one heartbeat away” as McCain’s VP candidate, Dick Cheney was one heartbeat away from the Oval Office for eight years. And when I sit back and think about it, it’s really embarrassing and frightening that such a disgusting human being sat in the second highest office in this country.

Watch the segment below via Comedy Central:



Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Cemetery Girl

    Valid point. I imagine most people would agree that Bush did pretty good by just staying alive and not leaving us stuck with Cheney. Political differences aside, it seems like most of the country wouldn’t have liked him being President.

    • Friends of the Library

      Fact: More people are accepting of the methods used than opposed.

      People feigning outrage were placed in the ‘opposed’ category, too.

      Also, Stewart is a disingenuous clown. He once called Harry Truman a war criminal.

      • Human rights aren’t determined by popular feeling, otherwise Indian would stll be a racist shithole if that was the case.

      • Friends of the Library

        Write a letter apologizing to KSM, Chutney. It might make you feel better. Tell him how much your heart bleeds for his human rights.

        And it seems once again with the hacked Sony emails we see that liberals are the real racists. Now they have to prostrate themselves in front of Al Sharpton to beg forgiveness in hopes he won’t shake them down too much.

      • Not saying that, you idiot. Torture never yield useful results, even against KSM.

        Don’t you have some clients to swindle out of there hard-earned money today, broker-bio?

      • Friends of the Library

        We got Bin Ladin through EIT’s.

        Light a candle this morning for Khalid Sheik Mohammed. Because of all he had to endure.

      • Nope, we didn’t get Osama that way. Quit spreading lies, you moron. And treating prisoners decently is what you do.

        Oh, that’s right. A friend of a dry-drunk child-beater wouldn’t have much in the way of standards, would you.

        I’ll light a candle for Rebecca. Talk about somebody who deserves a lot of sympathy……………

      • Friends of the Library

        Yep. Brennan confirmed it.

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      • The boi can’t help himself.

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      • No, but I’m not surprised, he is dishonest for conservatism, since he doesn’t have facts or reasoning on his side.

        More like a jellyfish or another organism with a primitive nervous system.

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      • ChutneyIsQueer

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        ———————————————————
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        ========================================
        sandy greer started loving IVAN and hating me after I went after rightwing women such as coulter and Kelly- she now seems to have vanished
        oh well; they do entertain us at times

      • Friends of the Library

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      • “Oh, chutney, please finger-bang me again!”

        Rebecca

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      • ChutneyIsQueer

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      • regressive white trash reli

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        ======================================
        but,,,,,,,,,,,, he doesn’t have ‘ issues”

      • Friends of Marcotty

        You and fatty taking selfies? Where is Cuffman? Checking on his dead Mommy?

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      • Poor Dennis, always concerned with what liberals are doing.

        Keep whining Dennis, it really becomes you.

      • regressive white trash reli

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        **************************************************************
        >>>>>>>>>>>>>>that’s; my friends- is a poster child for having no life<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

      • Friends of the Library

        Says the Bruce Jenner gender-identity crisis wannabe with a pet tegu for a girlfriend.

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        **********************************************************
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        Dope.

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        ==========================================
        you,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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      • Friends of the Library

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      • Friends of the Library

        Your daughter undresses in front of you in your bedroom?

      • regressive white trash reli

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      • ChutneyIsQueer

        It’s your daughters? You fookin disgusting douche bag

      • Chutney Barn

        Dude, the strippers where you work behind the counter making ginger snacks are all needy and mostly lesbians. They’re all using you. They don’t care that you look like Bruce Jenner as he transitions into a woman. For a lot of them, that’s a plus. As long as you have drug money for them, not much else matters.

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      • Chutney Barn

        Dude,

        Your shirts look like your mom picked them from the Garanimals clothing line.

        Your Meth-addled strippers ‘girlfriends’ hardly seem to care, though. Funny that, huh?

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      • Friends of Marcotty

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        …………………..im————— im on GOOGLE???
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      • Are you bashing a transsexual here, Dennis? What a surprise.

        And here I thought you looked down on people who use the word tranny.

      • Chutney Barn

        Are these ghastly shirts you wear birthday gifts from your stripper friends or something?

        Dude, I don’t care about your fantasy girlfriends. You should’ve married the mother of your daughter. Instead, you Perv on your daughter and boast about her breasts. You’re a sick liberal freak.

        Quite possibly the only guy sicker than Get Chutney Love.

      • regressive white trash reli

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        =======================================
        sick liberal freak??
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      • Chutney Barn

        She looks more masculine than you do. There’s nothing wrong with that, either of you, it’s just that I’m not sure what point you’re trying to make. That you have very feminine features, and she has masculine features, and somehow conservatives envy you for that? Is that your point, that liberals are more interesting that way?

      • regressive white trash reli

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        geeee,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,lets see:
        OK! hows this?
        I look great and my gal looks yummie
        =================================
        you? geeeee,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,no photos on any avatars,,,
        “embarrassment”

      • Dennis has a two-bagger wife.

      • Friends of Marcotty

        No post her tranny

      • regressive white trash reli

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        ===================================
        U didn’t have your alpha-bits today; eh?

      • Check your profile, Dennis has some of his dumbass avatars following you. Just click them off, like I do.

      • regressive white trash reli

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      • ChutneyIsQueer

        Same picture from a month ago, liar. She is still a fat piece of shite.

      • regressive white trash reli

        you misspelled what U eat ^^^^^

      • CuffyMan

        Where is that fat pig?

      • ChutneyIsQueer

        It’s better than being in that shithole you live in. Graffiti garage, no grass shack. Your barn full of queers and tranny’s. Your life full of ugly half gook hairy Taco Bell’s. What else?

      • What’s the matter in Midlothian?

      • ChutneyIsQueer

        How is the barn? Nicki still worried about your pedophilia issues?

      • Call her up and tell her, Dennis. I’ve known her since she was in Steambath back in the ’70s. I’ m sure she’ll listen to an illiterate f*ck-a** like you.

      • Friends of Marcotty

        Hey douche bag BOI. You still stalking I see.

      • Call her up, if you think it would be the right thing to do, pervo boi.

      • Friends of Marcotty

        Don’t tempt me you fookin half a queer douche bag

      • Make my day, cretin.

      • regressive white trash reli

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        ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

      • ChutneyIsQueer

        Shut the Fook up queer boi

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      • DavidD

        Most Germans supported Hitler but the trials in Nuremburg went on the same.
        As a vet I din’t feign anything but oppossed the war from the start.
        I know what it’s like to be lied to and used.
        The Bush administration waged an aggresive war on false pretense to control something ,oil that didn’t belong to them.
        That is a war crime and they should pay the cost for their actions so a future administration does not do the same..

      • Friends of the Library

        Wow, didn’t you long to go Godwin, did it?

      • DavidD

        About as long as an opportunistic troll like you takes to notice it and parrot an asinine response back.

      • Friends of the Library

        “Nazis!!!! Waaaaah!!!”

        -Every liberal at one time or another

      • DavidD

        I’m a Social Democrat but you are still a needy troll.

      • ChutneyIsQueer

        You are also a faggot

      • regressive white trash reli

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      • Friends of Marcotty

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      • regressive white trash reli

        “obamas a muslim,,,were all gonna die”
        ********************************************************
        >> >>all regressive white trash low IQ religious scum

      • Cemetery Girl

        People can be very accepting of ideas promoted as protecting them while afraid.

        As for Truman, I would have to see that segment before making a judgement. How we view a person or event in history can change over time. Hindsight does play a role, but so does the context.

  • Jim Bean

    When you describe him as ‘heartless, cold and emotionless’ you make it sound like he would make all his decisions on the basis of critical analysis and deductive reasoning and arrive at conclusions uncompromised by emotional impulse and hormonal spoilers.

    • BobJThompson

      And yet he used the “emotional” motivation of 9/11 and possible future terrorist attacks as justification for torture. He’s got emotion alright. Hate and vengeance.

      • Jim Bean

        Those of us who were already adults at the time of 9/11 remember that the vast majority of Americans were furious at America’s pathetic intelligence failure and were demanding our government take decisive steps to ensure something like this never happened again.

        Now, after 13 years free of any comparable terrorist assaults on the homeland, some of us feel safe and comfortable enough to look back at our response and make emotionally gratifying, self-righteous, moral condemnations w/o incurring any immediate risk. We know in our hearts that we – personally – would authorize the same torture techniques to be used if it meant saving ourselves or our loved ones from a similar and imminent terrorist assault but we also know we have the temporary luxury of setting that aside and promoting ourselves as the moral superiors and basking in the warm glow of our accomplishment.

        It would be stupid to waste the opportunity.

      • BB-Mystic

        Sorry, Jim, I would not authorize those torture techniques under any circumstances.

        9/11 or no 9/11. Imminent terrorist assault or no imminent terrorist assault.

        I sat and watched Ali Soufan say he was doing quite well extracting information from Abu Zubaydah (WITHOUT using torture)…that is, until the Halliburton contractors came in, started in with the tor…er, “enhanced interrogation techniques,” and botched the interrogation.

        Just because a frightened populace demands something doesn’t mean our leaders have to give in to it, especially if it’s wrong. Those “decisive steps” could have been taken without using torture.

        www DOT huffingtonpost DOT com/2009/04/26/ali-soufan-interview-fbi_n_191526.html

        www DOT newsweek DOT com/ali-soufan-breaks-his-silence-77243

        (I’m not sure if the Newsweek link will go through or not. I tried it, but I got a “pay for” demand.)

      • regressive white trash reli

        to quote “aint” Reagan,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
        “………….there U you again,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,”
        >>>>>annoying a regressive ( jim bean) with facts<<<

      • ChutneyIsQueer

        Hey. How’s your Shemale. Her picture makes her look like she has a dick?

      • regressive white trash reli

        Hmmmmm,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, seems the ^^^above^^^ troll poster still doesn’t know what “BREASTS” are,,,,,,,,,,
        perhaps he is still virgin?
        ******************************************************
        PRAISE ( republican ) JEEEEEESUS!
        VOTE JEB BUSH!!!

      • Friends of Marcotty

        Hey Bruce Jenner look alike. How is the breast change coming along? Also, how are your tits? Baaaaaaahhhaaaa. Praise Jesus baby

      • regressive white trash reli

        ‘breast change’?
        U really don’t know anything–anything— about chics ; do ya?

      • BobJThompson

        The intelligence failure happened in the white house a month prior when the president didn’t act upon a briefing about the eminent attacks.

        If torture was to get any information protecting American lives in America it would need to be done to people on American soil, not Iraqi or Afghani prisoners in Cuba. Torture gave us no actionable information. We had every electronic communication tapped in America. All of our post 9/11 actions have done nothing but foster more hate in the Islamic world. It will happen again. Because we never learn.

      • Jim Bean

        Two weeks ago, top al Qaeda commander Adnan El Shukrijumah was killed in Pakistan. He was identified as a top terrorist leader by Abu Zubaydah and Khalid Sheik Mohammed during enhanced interrogation operations. Prior to that, know one new he existed.

        More than 10,000 USA military men/women have been subjected to waterboarding during training exercises. Torturing our own military people is illegal. If waterboarding was torture, we wouldn’t have been doing that. The number of journalists who have volunteered to be waterboarded is greater than the number of terrorists the CIA waterboarded.

        Use common sense. If people will volunteer to do something to see what its like, it isn’t torture.

        I know its easy to get all emotionally jammed up on the issue of enhanced interrogation but polls show strongly that you, Feinstein, and the entire Democratic Party are on the wrong side of this. You should be more concerned that the Dems penned and published this report without ever interrogating the top CIA officials they were ostensibly investigating.

      • BB-Mystic

        Use common sense. If people will volunteer to do something to see what its like, it isn’t torture.

        Jim, that is nonsense and you should know it.

        Christopher Hitchens volunteered to be waterboarded. The title of his article for Vanity Fair, reporting on the experience, sums it up: “Believe Me, It’s Torture.”

        www DOT vanityfair DOT com/politics/features/2008/08/hitchens200808

        More than 10,000 USA military men/women have been subjected to waterboarding during training exercises.

        From the same article: It was inflicted, and endured, by those members of the Special Forces who underwent the advanced form of training known as sere (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape). In these harsh exercises, brave men and women were introduced to the sorts of barbarism that they might expect to meet at the hands of a lawless foe who disregarded the Geneva Conventions. But it was something that Americans were being trained to resist, not to inflict.

        “A lawless foe who disregarded the Geneva Conventions.” Harsh, isn’t it? And yet by doing this, this is what we’ve now become.

        I also notice that for all of Sean Hannity’s blathering about “sure, I’ll be waterboarded,” he has yet to actually undergo the experience.

      • ChutneyIsQueer

        Mystic, your wrong and stupid. Water boarding gave us bin laden you jack arse. Thank God for George W. Bush. A true American HERO

      • BB-Mystic

        Oh, hi, Oy. Nice to see your nasty troll face again! [not]

        *flagged*

      • ChutneyIsQueer

        You queer

      • regressive white trash reli

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      • Friends of Marcotty

        Where’s your lover Cuffook? Your girl is fat, FYI

      • regressive white trash reli

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      • Hi, how are you, microphallus?

      • Friends of Marcotty

        How’s mommy? They miss her at the barn? Why don’t you go join her in hell?

      • BB-Mystic

        That’s EMPRESS Queer to you, peon!

        *snicker*

      • He’s not very smart, is he?

      • BobFromDistrict9

        Jim Bean just volunteered to be water boarded.

      • BobJThompson

        Yes but he was in Pakistan, on the run from drone strikes. Doubtful he was even able to plan any terror strikes locally, let alone half the world away under those circumstances. The information gleaned from torture, could have been gained via our drones or satellites with enough patience.

        The war on terror has been successful. It destroyed the Osama era Al-Qaeda. Our idiocy in Iraq, overzealous droning, and “enhanced interrogation techniques” have all but garunteed that we will see more terrorist strikes possibly on the US soil. If someone came onto US soil and did half the horrible crap we have done over there, do you think we would just sit there and take it and let bygones be bygones once they backed off?

      • Jim Bean

        I think (know) the Islamic extremist war on us started long before they became further annoyed at us because of the techniques we began using to defend ourselves and it would still continue (more effectively) even in the absence of them.

      • BobJThompson

        I know this as well. You don’t get situations like the Iranian hostage crisis from friendly countries. There has been a lot of resentment built up in the Middle East due to our squeezing of the region for their vast oil supplies. We can’t control the past. We can control the present to calm them down in the future. No one resorts to war as a first option. (aside from Bush) Especially a country that has absolutely no chance in defeating the US in a straight up campaign. It took decades of poverty, being indirectly/directly under our thumb, and good old fashioned religious fanaticism to make this enemy. It’s going to take decades to turn them back around. No amount of bombing or “enhanced interrogation” is going to change that.

      • Jim Bean

        No. It will take us infidels converting to Islam to ‘turn this back around.’ In case you haven’t noticed, these people routinely kill EACH OTHER over their religious differences.

        They want a world-wide Caliphate. Look it up.

      • BobJThompson

        And that’s some how different than missionaries trying to bring everyone to the “light of the lord”? Or the pro and anti catholic killing that used to occur in Ireland? You’re letting the nuts dictate your view. Just as many people do with protestant fundamentalists in the USA.

      • Jim Bean

        Yes, its different. The difference is missionaries use persuasion and terrorists use swords, suicide vests, and IED’s. That’s a substantial distinction.

      • BobJThompson

        Missionaries generally work from a position of strength. They offer food and shelter to those who are less fortunate in poor areas, in exchange for hearing their message.

        The Muslim extremists are working from a position of weakness. All they have is killing the people whom they see as oppressing them along with pointing out atrocities committed upon them. Not much of a recruitment tool. Unless you are prone to be so overwhelmed by sympathy for murderers that you join them. And of course immediately regret it.

      • Jim Bean

        Muslim extremists are not killing people who are oppressing them. They are killing people who refuse to bow down to them.

      • regressive white trash reli

        gonna agree with jimbo here

      • Jim Bean

        You’ll go blind if you do that.

      • Jim Bean

        And, btw, the issue in Ireland had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with religion.

      • BobJThompson

        “In August 1969, a confrontation between Catholic residents of the Bogside and police in Derry following an Apprentice Boys of Derry march led to a large communal riot now referred to as the Battle of the Bogside – three days of fighting between rioters throwing stones and petrol bombs and police who saturated the area with CS gas.

        Protests and riots organised by NICRA in support of the Bogsiders began elsewhere in the Province sparking retaliation by Protestant mobs; the subsequent burning, damage to property and intimidation largely against the minority community forced 1,505 Catholics from their homes in Belfast in what became known as the Northern Ireland riots of August 1969, with over 200 Catholic homes being destroyed or requiring major repairs and a number of people were killed on both sides, some by the forces of law and order. The Irish Republican Army (IRA) had been poorly armed and unable to adequately defend the Catholic community, which had been considered one of its traditional roles since the 1920s”

        It may not have been the ultimate cause, but it was used to foster discontent between the people.

      • Jim Bean

        The IRA was created in 1919 as a successor to the Irish Volunteers, a militant nationalist organization founded in 1913. The IRA’s purpose was to use armed force to render British rule in Ireland ineffective and thus to assist in achieving the broader objective of an independent republic.

        No more, no less.

      • BobFromDistrict9

        Nor does the war in the Middle East. It’s all about power.

      • BobFromDistrict9

        If you believe that start demanding a war on Saudi Arabia.

        Many of them do it for the money.

      • Jim Bean

        Its true that the instigators are after power and money. But fanatical religious beliefs what motivates the cavalry.

      • BobFromDistrict9

        Did you just volunteer to be water boarded?

      • BobFromDistrict9

        America’s intelligence did not fail, America’s leadership in the White House failed.

        If they really wanted to retaliate for 9-11 they would have attacked Saudi Arabia.

  • dutch163

    well Cheney may not have become president but he was like the puppet master, behind the scenes pulling the strings AND making sure Halliburton made lots of $$..and he SHOULD be prosecuted for war crimes

  • Macdoodle

    Jon Stewart is a comedian at best.How can you take anything he says seriously?

    • Mike Lavender

      Thinking people realize there is more to Stewart’s “comedy”. Only the willfully obtuse fail to see it.

    • regressive white trash reli

      ^^^^^ Macdoodle^^^^ takes FOX “news” seriously
      =========================================
      the defense rests

      • ChutneyIsQueer

        Or shall I say Jarred Leto?

    • DavidD

      Rush Limbaugh is an entertainer when he gets stuck out from your herd for egregious conduct but the rest of the time your lot follows him like he farts gold dust.
      Stewart is as political and seeks to affect public policy just as Limbaugh does.
      You want to dismiss Stewart because you cannot answer back to what he is saying.

      • Friends of the Library

        Stewart hides behind his clown nose when it’s convenient.

      • regressive white trash reli

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        **********************************************************
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      • ChutneyIsQueer

        You fall down and go boom shemale?

      • regressive white trash reli

        using my sayings now?
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      • Friends of Marcotty

        Did you get a job yet? You stupid fookin loser

      • regressive white trash reli

        I do not have a “job”……as that is for luminaries such as you–
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        I have 2 L.L.C.s in the state of FLA:
        (a) self employed chef
        (b) all-inclusive antique car and truck shows
        ( we also do motorcycle show OCCASIONALLY)
        ====================================
        did U punch the clock today for your “pay”?

      • Friends of Marcotty

        Your a liar Shemale. Your a white trash loser. You have no life. This is it. You sniff your daughters bra. Wow, your sick.

      • regressive white trash reli

        did U punch your time clock today???
        love showcasing and abuuuusing your incredible intellect

      • If you say so, pervo boi.

      • ChutneyIsQueer

        Hey pedophile. Also know as queer boi. Fook off

      • Did you mean, fork off?

        –Clippy

      • ChutneyIsQueer

        No I meant FOOK off

      • pook off then, pooker.

      • Friends of Marcotty

        Hey Frank, how’s your disgusting wife and dead Mom?

      • gmartini

        Someone appears to be a tad jealous of Mr. Stewart. Hmmmm…are there any wingnut comedians besides the entire Fox “News” gang? nah, they’re not even comedians—just clowns.

      • regressive white trash reli

        there U go again,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
        ,,,,,,,,annoying a white trash regressive with facts

      • ChutneyIsQueer

        Your Shemale is super fat. Kind of like you Bruce Jenner

      • regressive white trash reli

        yeah,,,,,,,she looks SO “fat ” in the photo–

        here is another one showing her ‘fat”

      • Friends of Marcotty

        Why are you going thru a sex change? Nugent 2016. Killing and Grilling Baby

      • regressive white trash reli

        again; please TRY 2 learn proper English syntax—
        it is——-
        “……….going FOR a sex change”
        *****************************************************
        not “……….going thru a sex change”
        —or : did U already try 2 get one and they couldn’t find either sex for you?

    • Cemetery Girl

      Jon Stewart does not hide that he is comedian. Satire isn’t anything new. It has been around a long time. It is a reflection of society. Open the editorial page of pretty much any newspaper and you’ll see satirical comics. Open a newspaper from 100 years ago and you’ll see satirical comics.

  • DavidD

    I am one of those “far leftist” that wants to try the entire Bush administration for war crimes.
    Rural East Texas graveyards had to make room for all the kids coming home in boxes and the Hauge is too nice a place for a trial.
    Given the gravity of the offense I think Nuremburg would be more appropriate .
    The privileged are not going to stop killing our kids and using the world as their personal litter box until they have to pay a price for doing so..

    • JASSICAmgonzalez2014

      Last month i got paid 11000 dollars… All I was doing was some simple freelance jobs from home for several hr/day that i got from company I found over the internet and they paid me for it 95 dollars/hourly…
      See it yourself here C­a­re­e­r-re­p­o­r­t­­.c­o­­­m

  • A man making billions personally off war is hardly “independent” — especially when he started that war . . .

  • Max

    Many people should be on trial and hanged. They went to a country that had nothing to do with 9/11 and killed children and old people just to steal from them. What a bunch…

    • regressive white trash reli

      that what regressive white trash republicans call
      …” CAPITALISM”

  • bwbw123

    Seems critical we at least insure we never again use torture and if that takes trials so be it. We also have to stop the Drones and war on ourselves with tarsands/keystoneXL terror that means ongoing genocide for First Nations and ecocide far and wide with global warming as well.

  • Susan Burhoe

    The best defense is always a good offense. Give it them. ‘Damn right we tortured people’. He is counting on enough people not to care enough to do anything. Sadly, he seems to be correct in his assessment.

  • Bascoda

    Cheney is the personification of evil.

  • BobFromDistrict9

    Back when Bush I was in office someone said thanks to Dan Quayle never have there been so many American praying so fervently for the president’s continued good health.

    It seems like Bush presidents can do one thing right, pick vice presidents who have that effect on people.