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If you're tired of hearing about the sequester from the Sunday morning talk shows, consider the explanation from Saturday Night Live.
Although television is full of 30-second campaign commercials, the Internet is awash in longer videos from diferent groups that have so much to say and show that it won't fit in that restricted time frame.
With a little extra time, they can go above and beyond… sometimes way beyond … what the campaigns are .doing. Here are a couple.
The first is from an independent SuperPAC, Winning our Future, which predicts the first sign of the Apocalypse will be an Obama re-election.
The second is from an anti-Romney group that collects the comments of the Republican presidential candidates from primary season.
Both are entertaining from a purely political standpoint. Which one you like better will probably be based on how you plan to vote for president.
Tuesday night's debate, if the questioners, moderator and candidates could sing.
A website known as “Bad Lip Reading” has taken clips from the first presidential debate and substituted new words. Worth a watch, and one can only wonder what they'll do with tonight's debate.
Jon Stewart skewers the over-use of polls by the national media.
A new theory on why Obama tanked in last week's debate…
When the U.S. government passed the Equal Pay law in the 1960s, they chose Batgirl to make the point that same work means same pay.
One wonders, though, how hard Batman and Robin worked at getting out of those ropes, that look like they were tied by a five-year-old.
The Colbert Report take on last week's report that the level of discourse in Congress has gone down a grade.
Courtesy of Talking Points Memo, this video boils down last week's big political news to 100 seconds.
This Santa-themed video probably won't make you ho-ho-ho, but it's a pretty effective message for UNICEF.
Say what you will about Texas Gov. Rick Perry's “oops” moment — OK, so it was more than a full minute — but he at least parlayed it into an appearance on David Letterman.
He mocks himself by reading the Top 10 list.
You can do almost anything with the right collection of video clips, including making Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan seem like they were philosophically separated at birth.
At least that's what Think Progress, a liberal organization, did with this video.
This may be the funniest send up of the Rick Perry hunting camp name controversy. But be advised that it may be the most concentrated use of the “N word” in a single television segment.
By the way, Wyatt Cenac's contention that Washington has a “Niggerhead Mining District” does not seem to be quite accurate. There is, however, a Niggerhead Creek and a Niggerhead Road that leads up to a gold mine in the McCoy Creek area, and a Nigger Creek Placer Mine in Chelan County.
Those who watch the GOP debates faithfully, and those who think they've seen enough debates already, might especially like the opening sketch from Saturday Night Live.
Last fall, Spokane and Coeur d'Alene reacted admirably to members of the Westboro Baptist Church, a small Kansas congregation that uses the funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan to spread a view that the United States is being punished for being too accepting of homosexuality.
Recently in Kansas City, Westboro members picketed and another counter-demonstration was mounted. This time with some sound effects from the Foo Fighters. Maybe that will become a standard response to the congregation…don't fight fire with fire, fight hate speech with music.
BuzzFeed boiled the debate down to 75 seconds, which is pretty good. But the best take off, as usual, came from Jon Stewart. It can be found inside the blog.
A day late because of taping schedules, Jon Stewart delivers the best look at the GOP presidential debate, and the news media that covered it.
If you liked the first segment, go inside the blog to see the second…
This proves that almost anything can be mixed into a song on the Internet.
And that Moammar Gadhafi's hat may be the coolest bit of headware of 2011.
This isn't the best Barack Obama impersonation ever, but it is kind of a clever idea.
It was bound to happen. Even a stock-trading baby can drop a bundle, so to speak, in a big downturn in the Dow.