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Fri Apr 26, 2013, 08:53 PM

Dave Letterman has been doing something very good and informative all week...

He has a new segment called "Stooge of the Night" where he's shown pics of senators (Inhofe, Flake, Cruz, and McConnell so far, one each night, Mon.-Thurs.) and left their pics up while he explained that each one voted against the stronger background checks bill for gun sales and went on to explain each one's "reason" for voting against it.

For example, after he called Jeff Flake the "Stooge of the Night" and put up his pic w/ his name, party, and state, he went on to explain that Flake voted against the bill after writing a letter back to a victim's mother telling her he agrees with her that they have to strengthen background checks. For Mitch McConnell, he told us how much money he has taken from the gun lobbies. And he says, "Let's keep his picture up there a little longer," and the announcer repeats the name and again calls him the "Stooge of the Night."

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Reply Dave Letterman has been doing something very good and informative all week... (Original post)
jenmito Apr 2013 OP
MFM008 Apr 2013 #1
Left Coast2020 Apr 2013 #7
pacalo Apr 2013 #17
47of74 Apr 2013 #10
Samantha Apr 2013 #15
pacalo Apr 2013 #19
Samantha Apr 2013 #25
tridim Apr 2013 #27
CincyDem Apr 2013 #28
7wo7rees Apr 2013 #43
Baitball Blogger Apr 2013 #2
jenmito Apr 2013 #3
Baitball Blogger Apr 2013 #4
jenmito Apr 2013 #6
1StrongBlackMan Apr 2013 #5
EC Apr 2013 #8
MrMickeysMom Apr 2013 #9
jenmito Apr 2013 #11
MrMickeysMom Apr 2013 #12
jenmito Apr 2013 #29
KT2000 Apr 2013 #13
mountain grammy Apr 2013 #14
Cha Apr 2013 #16
jenmito Apr 2013 #30
Cha Apr 2013 #33
alp227 Apr 2013 #18
treestar Apr 2013 #20
66 dmhlt Apr 2013 #21
jenmito Apr 2013 #31
noel711 Apr 2013 #22
90-percent Apr 2013 #24
juajen Apr 2013 #38
jenmito Apr 2013 #32
truth2power Apr 2013 #23
Diclotican Apr 2013 #26
jenmito Apr 2013 #34
Diclotican Apr 2013 #41
jenmito Apr 2013 #42
Diclotican Apr 2013 #44
Skittles Apr 2013 #35
ErikJ Apr 2013 #36
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2013 #39
AnnieK401 Apr 2013 #37
toby jo Apr 2013 #40

Response to jenmito (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 09:05 PM

1. worst person in the world

i miss it.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 10:19 PM

7. And Keith Olbermann too.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:24 AM

17. Me, too. His gift for analysis, whether humorous or contemplative, was unsurpassable.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 11:01 PM

10. Me too.

 

I loved seeing Keith take it to the reich like no one else would.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 11:52 PM

15. Me three

I would give anything to hear a Special Comment right now!

Sam

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Response to Samantha (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:24 AM

19. Me four...

Sam!

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Response to pacalo (Reply #19)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:18 AM

25. So nice to see you again

I hope we see Keith back on cable soon. I am having severe withdrawal still!

See you around, pacalo. Always a pleasure bumping into you.

Sam

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:23 AM

27. Maybe KO is doing a little freelance writing for his buddy Dave?

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 11:06 AM

28. Very much like Worst Person but it's going mainstream.

Instead of being seen by a bunch of policy wonk addicted liberals (yeah, I'm talking about us ), this gets to a much more mainstream audience. Someday, without know why, some guy who doesn't really pay attention to politics hears Mitch's name and thinks "what an asshole". He may not remember why but he's got the right conclusion. Eventually, enough folks who don't really pay attention shift. They may not know why but that's what tipping points are all about.

I hope Dave keeps this up until the day he retires because there sure is enough stupid to fill the segment until then.

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #28)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:42 PM

43. Your point is critical. This is network.

Imagine if Dave took a night each week for the rest of his career flipping off the Stooges for being so venal.
Imagine if he didn't care if he went out like that. Twenty million viewers getting reminded they are living in a sham democracy. He won't really spend his last years with the bookmobile lady, the guy under the stairs, and dropping things off a five-story building, will he?

Imagine the networks taking him out after he put 1,000 more of these shows on before they pull the plug.
He could get over his self-hatred, retire a hero, and cripple this beast.

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 09:13 PM

2. Erm...does this sound a wee bit like...

Worst Person of the week?

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 09:18 PM

3. You mean Worst Person in the World?

A little, but he's doing this every night so far. And it's a good thing, don't ya think?

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Response to jenmito (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 09:43 PM

4. Yes. It's a good idea.

I just hope he doesn't suffer the same fate.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 09:46 PM

6. Oh, OK...

and I seriously doubt he will suffer the same fate.

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 09:45 PM

5. See ...

 

even more evidence of the libeeerrrilll mediaaa!

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 10:42 PM

8. always liked Dave... n/t

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 10:59 PM

9. Who knows... Dave may follow in KO's footsteps...

Now that Keith's burned out from it.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 11:10 PM

11. He already has a bigger audience. n/t

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Response to jenmito (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 11:21 PM

12. So, then he really can be free to say, "fuck it" and say and do what he needs to..

Maybe Dave has made enough money and feels, "fuck it... who's gonna do anything about Congress?"

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:28 PM

29. Dave's BEEN speaking his mind...

he called Trump a "racist" back when Trump kept questioning Obama's BC, school records, etc. He always against Romney, "joking" about how he put his dog on the roof of his car, etc.

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 11:25 PM

13. Good for Dave!

This vote has really opened the window on a lot of Stooges!

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 11:48 PM

14. Dave's dislike for Rmoney was obvious...

He's had it with Republicans. We can't get it on the "news" so good for Dave.

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 12:31 AM

16. Good to know, jenmito!

Getting FACTS to a very Large Audience!

thank you Dave Letterman! you, too, jenmito

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Response to Cha (Reply #16)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:29 PM

30. Hey, Cha!

Good to "see" you!

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Response to jenmito (Reply #30)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:34 PM

33. You too, stranger..

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:24 AM

18. A link for example

http://www.cbs.com/shows/late_show/wahoo_gazette/1000620

This was from monday 4/22. transcript:

Hey, Alan, what time is it?
Alan: “Well, Dave, it’s time for ‘Stooge of the Night!’ Tonight’s Stooge is Senator James Inhofe, Republican from Oklahoma!” Senator James Inhofe voted against an increase in background checks before the purchase of a gun. We take a long look at Senator James Inhofe. I wonder if we’ll have 39 more of these.

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:52 AM

20. Sounds cool

Every once in a while, one of these comedians takes a liberal position on the issues!

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:15 AM

21. Dave is way past my bedtime - but sounds like he's doing excellent work.

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Response to 66 dmhlt (Reply #21)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:30 PM

31. Mine, too, which is why I DVR his show. n/t

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 09:06 AM

22. Miss Keith desperately.. but... r/o

Keith was an acquired taste with a limited audience,
and he was mostly preaching to the choir.

Dave has a wider base: because Dave is a 'comedian' most folks, even conservative,
will give him a listen, even if they disagree.
So he has the possibility of converting those who might turn Keith off.

Dave, in his own self-effacing, Midwestern sensibility,
could be the court jester, so to speak.
Which is what comedians must do.
comedians walk the line between propriety, and outrage.
George Carlin was the master of that;
Altho I agree with most of Bill Maher's political points,
personally I hear he's somewhat of an ass.

Can't wait to see the Correspondant's Dinner tonight;
I don't care for Conan, too much of a frat boy... but still want to see and hear his monolog.

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Response to noel711 (Reply #22)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:16 AM

24. Conan

Anybody that's an executive producer of Chris Elliot's "Eagleheart"* can't be all bad.

Chris plays Detective Chris Monsanto

-90% Jimmy

*It's sporadically on Cartoon Networks Adult Swim after midnight Thursdays

Edit - I love Keith on many levels. His appreciation of humor and keen insight into current events is awe inspiring. I wish he could find an outlet that would enthusiastically sustain his type of program.

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Response to 90-percent (Reply #24)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:13 PM

38. Wouldn't it be neat if CNN hired him and let him loose, no restrictions!

I can dream, damn it! God, I miss him, too. I love Ed Schultz too. Nighttime TV is just not the same without them.

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Response to noel711 (Reply #22)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:31 PM

32. I agree...

with EVERYTHING you just said!

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 09:45 AM

23. I like the part where he says, "Let's keep it up a little longer". Cracks me up! n/t

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:20 AM

26. jenmito

jenmito

Cool, then I have to look at my local channel - where Letherman is aired - as it is often aired a week after it is aired in the US... He is cool - and hold no back for his contempt for the republicans...

I just hope he doesn't end up the same way as others, who have spoken to loud and getting to much attentions from the "other side".. Either fired for not "keeping the line" or in some rare cases - dead....

Diclotican

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Response to Diclotican (Reply #26)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:35 PM

34. Why does it take so long?

What country are you in?

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Response to jenmito (Reply #34)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:52 PM

41. jenmito

jenmito

I think it is about "rights to be aired".. And I'm living in Norway - a small european country, Denmark and Sweden is far more known than Norway - but is nabours to ours.

Diclotican

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Response to Diclotican (Reply #41)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:21 PM

42. Oh, OK...

I've heard of Norway. I'm sure everyone on DU has heard of Norway. Welcome (even though I see you've been on DU since '05)!

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Response to jenmito (Reply #42)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 08:42 PM

44. jenmito

jenmito

You might have heard of Norway - I have doing my best to tell what this curious little country in the north where ca 5 million people live and have, for the most part av good life - even if the winter is long and cold - and the summers far to short, but for the most part comfortable . And it is also where some of the Vikings come from.. Even though some properly believe Vikings still exist - as an old lady asked me - if we had the "same problems with the vikings as they had with their blacks".. Little confused I said - No - for the most part our vikings is behaving as the rest of the country - and then Shell shocked her, with telling - I have some viking bloods myself.. The old lady was almost running over herself in trying to leave Oh evil fun Yeah I know bad - but I was 15 at the time..

I have been here active since 05 - even thought by another forum - I discovered DU and was lurking here at least from 03 to 05, when I deiced it was time to be more proactive - and then got stuck here - as i get at least as good news about the US here, as I am able to get anywhere else..

Diclotican

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:23 PM

35. SHOWCASING THE COWARDS

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:32 PM

36. Maybe we can help Dave a bit. Here's an obvious stooge.

 

?463c63

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Response to ErikJ (Reply #36)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:41 PM

39. Dave already had him this first week, no big surprise

Seems he held Cruz up the longest and couldn't resist putting his pic up again later in the show for good measure. Great pick!

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 03:35 PM

37. Since we got on the subject of KO,

Agreed that we really need him. There's got to be a place for him somewhere, and not just being a sports commentator. If Glen B. can somehow get his own network, I wish KO could.

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:12 PM

40. Dave is great - no ass kissing republicans to make sure everybody likes him.

 

It's more like - 'you stupid fucks'. He puts it right out there. Love it. The audience always does, too.

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