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Rhiannon12866

(204,494 posts)
Tue Mar 21, 2023, 11:35 PM Mar 2023

The Daily Show: U.N. Releases Catastrophic Climate Report & Fox Producer Sues Network



Host Al Franken tackles the biggest stories of the day including New York's new slogan and logo, Putin and Xi Jinping shaking hands, France's new retirement age, the Tucker Carlson producer suing Fox News, and the U.N.'s latest catastrophic climate change report.


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The Daily Show: U.N. Releases Catastrophic Climate Report & Fox Producer Sues Network (Original Post) Rhiannon12866 Mar 2023 OP
I miss Al Franken! SheltieLover Mar 2023 #1
I was able to see him over a year ago when his "Tour Tour" came to my area - Albany, NY Rhiannon12866 Mar 2023 #2
I do too. IMHO he should have fought those who piled on against him and Abolishinist Mar 2023 #3
I feel the same way about Al Franken's leaving the Senate, his insight and knowledge was irreplaceable Rhiannon12866 Mar 2023 #4
And he's on all week! Rhiannon12866 Mar 2023 #5
No problem there, he's on all week! Rhiannon12866 Mar 2023 #6

Rhiannon12866

(204,494 posts)
2. I was able to see him over a year ago when his "Tour Tour" came to my area - Albany, NY
Tue Mar 21, 2023, 11:55 PM
Mar 2023

He spoke for over two hours in front of a sold out crowd using only a microphone, a stool and three glasses of water. He talked a little about his SNL days, but mostly about his days in the Senate - made jokes about Ted Cruz and did impressions - McConnell. He said that Dianne Feinstein asked him to tell a joke while their committee was waiting - and half of them didn't get it, LOL. He also did one of his maps of the states while he was talking and offered to sign it and donate it to a local Democratic charity. He got a well deserved standing ovation at the end!




Abolishinist

(1,277 posts)
3. I do too. IMHO he should have fought those who piled on against him and
Tue Mar 21, 2023, 11:59 PM
Mar 2023

stayed in the Senate.

"Woke" America and comedy: "I think it has a chilling effect on comedy. I know a lot of standups who won't go to colleges…the comedians that I always- that I grew up admiring were people like Lenny Bruce and George Carlin and Dick Gregory. People who were- would use- would explore the edge of offending people.

And that- what people I think understood that then and that was a positive thing…You know, all you need is a small percentage of people on campus to cause a stink or a ruckus. And so it doesn't- we're not talking about necessarily 95% of students. You know, and so it's just I think it's too bad…"


Win battles, lose wars.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/al-franken-ukraine-senate-american-politics-the-takeout/

Rhiannon12866

(204,494 posts)
4. I feel the same way about Al Franken's leaving the Senate, his insight and knowledge was irreplaceable
Wed Mar 22, 2023, 12:48 AM
Mar 2023

But I know why he did, he's a member of Alanon, which he joined to support his wife, and not offending others is one of their principles. But I also wish he'd fought back, especially since many who jumped on the bandwagon calling for his resignation have now regretted it.

When he came to my area as part of his national tour, many in the sold out audience called for him to run again - but now he's back in New York and nobody's retiring from the Senate here anytime soon. I'd vote for him over just about anyone. *sigh*

As for his comedy, having started on network TV, it's pretty "G" rated - and it certainly was when I went to his performance in Albany.

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