Boy, these conservatives are really something, aren’t they? They’re all in favor of the unborn. They will do anything for the unborn. But once you’re born, you’re on your own. Pro-Life conservatives are obsessed with the fetus from conception to nine months. After that, they don’t want to know about you. They don’t want to hear from you. No nothing. No neonatal care, no day care, no head start. No school lunch, no food stamps, no welfare, no nothing. If you’re preborn, you’re fine. If you’re preschool, you’re fucked!
John Oliver is what you’d get if Great Britain had a Captain America who was a bloody liberal comedian and political commentator. Destroying the conservative empire with facts and dirty jokes, one at a time.
We owe you because we learned from you. We learned from you, by example, how to have a show with intention, how to work with clarity, how to treat people with respect. You are infuriatingly good at your job, and all of us who were lucky enough to work with you for 16 years are better at our jobs because we got to watch you do yours, and we are better people for having known you.
Stephen Colbert’s touching words to Jon Stewart on the final episode of The Daily Show, August 6th 2015
Sooner or later, the people in this country are going to realize: The government does not give a fuck about them. The government doesn’t care about you, or your children, or your rights, or your welfare, or your safety. It simply doesn’t give a fuck about you. It’s interested in its own power. That’s the only thing keeping it and expanding it whenever possible.
history written centuries later is all well and good, but what do the Colbert- and Stewart-style political comedians say about the various Girl Genius heroes, during and post-canon? I’m talking like, “I heard negotiations with the Polar Ice Lords fell apart today. They refused to wear the latest S-cut coats from Paris, and Tarvek Sturmvoraus stormed out.”