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Fox News: Let's School The Lefties On Food Stamps

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Boy, when you want to tell a whopper of a tale, there's nobody better than the news writers over at Fox News. They can spin a simple getting a sliver in your finger into a conspiracy from the wood products industry along with the physicians and surgeons guild (if there really was one) to rampantly perform amputations to boost up the artificial limbs industry.

Face it, they never met a factual molehill they couldn't turn into a mountain. And there's no one better at pointing out these absurdities than Jon Stewart.

We all know that the recent, racial animus that our Republican House and Senate members have been espousing lately is well documented by their promotion department, aka Fox News. It's down with food stamps because it enables lazy Blacks (actually a majority or recipients are white) to sit home and eat well. Paul Ryan, of brown paper bag fame wants to eliminate school lunches altogether because we shouldn't be encouraging lazy urban (read minority) single parents not to look for jobs. And hey, what's with that awful extension of the long term unemployment bill the Senate voted on the other day? That's again so totally wrong. If the unmotivated, unemployed (in GOP talk, that's code for minorities) don't want to work, why should we reward them?

In response to The Daily Show's mocking of Fox New's biased and bigoted reporting, the Rupert Murdoch stooges chose to take on Jon Stewart and Comedy Central. They elected to "school" the comedian/satirist. Bad move, Fox. You had to know your outrageous 'response-to-the-response' was coming. And boy, did it ever. Stewart eviscerates Fox like he's dueling with an unarmed man. Watch:

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What's Next, GOP? Food Stamps Can Be Used For Space Flights?

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Herman Cain

Remember Herman "999" Cain? He not only ran for President in the primaries leading up to the 2012 elections as a Republican, he was at one time their leading candidate. Then even the Republicans questioned if they'd trust this guy enough to buy a pizza from him.

Now in the Republican party, we all know that you can fall quickly -- take 2004 GOP nominee, John McCain. He's been having his problems of late, according to yesterday's story in Politico:

Sen. John McCain is the least popular senator in the country of those surveyed by Public Policy Polling, with low marks from members of his own party, independents and Democrats.

Ah, John. So universally disliked. I guess that's why the Republicans turned to a food expert to deliver the latest lie about food stamps and how they can be used. Those rascally Republicans, they just removed the "Mc" from McCain and got good ol' Cain. Herman Cain. Food entrepreneur and prevaricator extraordinaire.

Jon Stewart calls him out on it quite eloquently.

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Fox News Doesn't Understand Reality From Satire

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Howard Kurtz

It seems that even fake newscasters like Ted Baxter (Mary Tyler Moore Show) and Muppet Reporter (The Muppets) must have credibility standards -- that according to Fox New's resident bozo, Howard Kurtz.  Unbelievably, Mr. Kurtz doesn't know the meaning of satire nor comedy nor reality for that matter. He can't distinguish what's a send-up from whats real. Perhaps if you look at the content of Fox News, you can understand why. They don't know sh*t from Shinola at the Murdoch news fun factory.

The other night Stephen Colbert, on COMEDY CENTRAL, (note to Kurtz-- the first word of this cable outlet is "COMEDY") made fun of Fox's criticism and attack on Hillary Clinton as being too old to run for president.

HuffPo:

Fox News has already sounded the alarm over Hillary Clinton's age, telling viewers that the possible Democratic presidential nominee is too old to run. Sure, Ronald Reagan may have been the same age as Clinton (and John McCain was older), but as Stephen Colbert points out: "Remember, those were man years."

Man years? What's the matter, Howard? You can't see the humor there? You really think there's something known as man years?

So, it seems that Mr. Kurtz feels that even satirists like Colbert or actor-portrayed characters must have standards of "truthiness" (a Colbert word). I bet Kurtz thought Archie Bunker was a real guy who lived at 704 Hauser Street in Queens, NY.

Sorry to burst your bubble over at Fox, Howard, but Colbert's character is not real. Maybe by Fox News standards he is, but even the slightest educated boob out there can tell the difference. You go to Comedy Central for comedy. You go to Fox News for... come to think of it, why do people go to Fox News? Perhaps its for comedy as well. It certainly isn't for news if Howard Kurtz is any indication.

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A Birthday Gift For Our Late Best Friend, Paddy

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Today would have been our beloved Paddy's birthday. Since her untimely passing about two weeks ago, life has changed for all of us over here at The Political Carnival.

One thing I believe is that Paddy would have loved to celebrate this occasion. She loved life and birthdays are supposed to be fun. So in my personal way, and in honor of this being her day, I found a video that I think she'd have loved and demanded we share with all of our readers. It skewers so much of what's going on with politics today. And I KNOW that anything that shows up bully Bill O'Reilly for what he really is, would be something Paddy would be jumping up and down saying we had to put up there.

So here it is. A birthday present for Paddy from all of us here at TPC. She'd consider it a pleasure to give all of you an entertaining gift to help her celebrate. So, as you watch this, please remember the spirit of the woman who gave her all for this site.

Thanks to the Gregory Brothers, we have another installment of Songify -- the musical fantasm of song, news and snark.

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From YouTube:

Congresswoman Jackie Speier debates diplomatic spending with Nice Peter & Kassem G while a variety of pundits & politicians bemoan the biggest dangers of 2014 - zoo closures, marijuana legalization, and texting.

Happy Birthday sweet Angel.

Laffy Note: Thank you David, this was perfect. Just perfect. Paddy would have loved it, and there is nothing left to add except for my deepest wishes that she could have been here to share her birthday with us. I-- we-- miss her beyond words, we ache inside, we will always love and remember her, and we will always celebrate her life and legacy on this day and every day.

i love you so much

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Video- The Colbert Report: New Jersey Bridge Scandal- Damning Emails

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Give Me A Minute And I'll Give You 2013

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In case you missed it

I love quick recaps to bring me up to speed. As much as I always think I'll remember things, even as recent as last week, I generally forget. In the world of TV, they know you will, so most dramatic TV shows start off with a recap. Those words, "Previously on..." head up most dramatic series. It's kind of a cheat but it allows you to enjoy what's upcoming despite missing something earlier. Well, 2014 is here and to start you off on the right footing I'd like to recap for you 2013. It was quite a year. You either missed a lot -- or in the state of politics, very little.

So, as you begin your new year, maybe today's your first day back to work, you might enjoy a quick and amusing review, all told in just over one minute: everything from twerking to Obamacare to "Breaking Bad" to the government shutdown to Amanda Bynes' meltdown to a revival of our love for "That's So Raven."

Thanks to our friends at Animation Domination:

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Video- Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Duck Dynasty Edition

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