Jon Stewart takes MIA lawmakers to task at 9/11 victim fund hearing

Tigress

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Oct 25, 2017
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The article says that the hearing was just for the subcommittee of 14, not the full committee of 41, so it looks like Stewart was incorrect on this one?

Still, his point stands that this shouldn't be so hard.
HEre's the thing, maybe he's pissed it's just a subcommittee. That with all this bullshit they have been having to go through they can't even get the full congress's attention.
 

Dragon1893

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HEre's the thing, maybe he's pissed it's just a subcommittee. That with all this bullshit they have been having to go through they can't even get the full congress's attention.
Regardless, what I'm understanding is that only about half of the subcommittee was there (8 out of 14).
Not to mention that they've been at it for 18 years, with many already losing their lifes in the process.
 

entremet

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Oct 26, 2017
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It's wild. Government and especially Congress will evoke 9/11 at every opportunity; on the muslim ban, TSA, DoD spending, attacking islamic religion, etc.

As soon as comes to the people there and taking care of them, silence. They're not even there.

Fuck them all.
It's just like Support The Troops garbage.

Vets are struggling like crazy. High Unemployment, sky-high suicide rates, and depression, but nothing really.
 

Lestat

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His genuine emotion really hit me hard. I started tearing up for these brave souls that are being treated so poorly.
 

ShadowKingpin

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His testimony tore me up. His rage is rightfully justified, as there is simply no goddamn excuse for pushing off such an important bill that would help those who risked their lives. It is absolutely disgraceful that our country still continues to prove that the corruption here is so high that we refuse to take care of our own.
 

Stinkles

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The bill is ready to go and it will cleanly to the senate where it is popular. If it stalls it will be because criminal traitor Mitch McConnell stalls it so he can show off at his Koch funded yacht club again.
 

cameron

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Has anyone got a link to this episode/segment?


 

Euphoria

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Saw this yesterday and the part that bothered me the most was when he said something along the lines of “And when you finally admitted it was caused by the pile it then became ‘it’s a New York issue’ “ followed up by “Al Qaeda didn’t say “death to tribeca”.

As a NYer that one resonated with me because here they sit year after year doing little to nothing meanwhile I bet many of them not from NY used “never forget” and one time or another.
 

Sheepinator

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The bill is ready to go and it will cleanly to the senate where it is popular. If it stalls it will be because criminal traitor Mitch McConnell stalls it so he can show off at his Koch funded yacht club again.
According to the site posted earlier, 39 are co-sponsors and 61 are not. Once again, the majority of those against it are R, with 45 of them against it and 8 for it.
 

gutter_trash

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If Trump wants an easy win, this is a time where he should do the right thin thing and strongarm the Senate to pass this.

IMO, Stewart should pass over the Senate and go straight to the President
 

Kill3r7

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His testimony tore me up. His rage is rightfully justified, as there is simply no goddamn excuse for pushing off such an important bill that would help those who risked their lives. It is absolutely disgraceful that our country still continues to prove that the corruption here is so high that we refuse to take care of our own.
Outside of the GI Bill, have we ever taken care of our own?
 

Freezeezy

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The reason he had this on the show in 2010 in the first place was because the bill was in danger of not being funded. And now again.


No one other than Barack Obama could've adressed the committee the way Jon did. That's why he's the one.
Not because the media is too fixated on celebs. This is the very rare occassion that this is not the case.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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This was a good piece of theatre and I dont doubt Jons righteous anger over this. I miss his show, none of the replacements completely scratch the itch.The real problem is in the senate though, and where the anger should be diverted towards, rather than the democratic controlled chamber. Will there even be hearings over it in the senate?
 

mindatlarge

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The bill passed unanimously today via the House Judiciary Committee , which would extend the funding to 2090. Full vote is expected to take place in July.

God bless them all for sacrificing so much for others. When human instinct tells you to run, these men and women head straight into disaster. Putting it all on the line for strangers, knowing full well the dangers. We should always take care of them when they need us most, without hesitation. I hope it doesn't take a person of celebrity status to usher in what should be common sense and human decency to take place in the future.