Jon Stewart lights up congress for ignoring 9/11 responders

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  1. dblplay1212

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    Bravo to Stewart. It's sad but if that wasnt a celebrity it would have gotten no play. Hopefully the light being shined on the issue creates some action.
     
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  2. Nelson

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    The American federal government was built around a fundamental assumption that nobody would focus on reelection. Nobody wanted to be in Washington for longer than they had to and all of them wanted to promptly return home to their constituents, way of life, and career. The founders couldn’t fathom the incentives that are in place now.
     
  3. BayouMafia

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    What a bunch of idiots
     
  4. Joe_Pesci

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    I'm pretty sure they hated colorful clothing too and look at today's fashion smh
     
  5. The Banks

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    FWIW I don't think anyone here that watched the video thought that he was talking to all of the House.
     
  6. bro

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    :roll:

    no, I thought those 20 chairs were for the entire House of Representatives!
     
  7. Rape Ape

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    I mean, multiple people prior to my post essentially seemed to think many people were missing and at no point seemed to suggest that they knew only a small handful were actually missing. Not sure I'd take your stance in assumptions of everyone being on the same page on this one.
     
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  8. The Banks

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    C'mon, only three people made comments about that, two about specific reps that weren't there (and are pieces of shit) and one mentioning that it was in fact a subcommittee hearing.
     
  9. Brian Shute

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    Jon Stewart is an absolute legend in the ranks of the FDNY-- an organization that is largely unimpressed by famous people. Back in 2001 you were tripping over celebrities and dignitaries who couldn't wait to get on camera with a fireman or cop next to them. Stewart is one of the quiet guys who wanted nothing and gave all he had to stand up for the guys who need it. Denis Leary is another national figure who has given way more than he could ever get back, and never asks for a thing from us. A lot of the Manhattan firehouses have neighborhood celebrities who have been around since day 1 and continue to support their local firehouse. Billy Baldwin and the late David Halberstam looked out for a firehouse I worked in at the time and always did so without attention or fanfare.

    The ironic thing about the entire event, when all is said and done, will be that the guys who survived the attack and their families will suffer far more than the families of the guys who were killed. Jon Stewart understands this and that's why you see what you see from him in video clips like the OP.
     
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    I hope Louis Gohmert spends every day of the rest of his life painfully stubbing his toes repeatedly
     
  11. IV

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  12. goblue31602

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    Didn't Steve Buscemi go back and help out as well, or was that story overblown?
     
  13. Brian Shute

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    He absolutely did and is still around. It's a little different for him because he was actually on our job before he quit to become an actor. He worked way downtown so I haven't personally seen him around, but I work with a guy who went to probie school with him and he says he's still pretty steady in his old house.
     
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  14. Joe_Pesci

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    Like who
     
  15. UncleJesse

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  17. steamengine

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    Seriously
     
  18. steamengine

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    ....All while driving an F150 with one of those stupid back the blue stickers on it that makes them think they’re a troop.
     
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  19. theriner69er

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    I've always liked Stewart and admired his honesty, despite disagreeing with a lot of his politics. I thought the Daily Show, when he was on it, was the best source for real news.

    I would venture to guess most people totally agree with everything he said, but don't think it applies to them or people they support.
     
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  20. marcus

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    He was the absolute best tv personality on ANY show for a long time.
     
  21. BP

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    Loved the little jab to McConnell
     
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    Jon Stewart eats the corn out of McConnells shit in hopes of just getting air time where people say his name again.
     
  23. BudKilmer

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    What a horrible take. I mean sweet fuck you really hit that out of the park of awful.
     
  24. bryix

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    yeah he just did this because he would be guaranteed airtime. because no network would ever dream of hiring Jon Stewart. he didn't retire, he was blacklisted.

    am I doing this right?
     
  25. IanBoyd

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    imagine being this much of a shit lord.
     
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  27. bryix

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    imagine siding with terrorism-caused cancers to own the libs
     
  28. Lyrtch

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    been a long time terrible poster he just knows better than to try to discuss anything real after the concentration camp meltdown so people can miss it
     
  29. kslim

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    for shame, do better
     
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  30. Tobias

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    say what you want about lech but him ruthlessly mocking jy for being a total dumbass was some quality stuff
     
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  32. wes tegg

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    I think you’re giving the board too much credit.
     
  33. The Banks

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    Does anyone on this board think that the House fits in ~20 chairs?
     
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  34. southside

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    Oh man what thread is this in
     
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  36. Nelson

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  37. skeezy

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    get fucked jy. you're better than this
     
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  38. Bankz

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    Seriously fuck this government that its 2019 and we are still fighting for money to take care of hero's. A blank check should've been given out the very first day they walked into congress. Still fighting nearly 18 years later. What a fucking disgrace. Good for Jon. Highly emotional speech he gave and the video Nelson just posted was just as powerful.
     
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    lolno
     
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    Came to post “yeah no he’s not”
     
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  41. Brian Shute

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    Great video. I worked with Ray Pfiefer for a short time on the west side of Manhattan. He was a giant in his own right, and fought hard to get benefits for the guys. He was always well-known in that part of the city, but became nationally known when he fought hard all the way up to his death to make sure the brothers who were sick were protected.

    In that part of the city, celebrities are always around. Ray had a way of making them realize that they may be used to having their asses kissed everywhere they went in the real world, but the firehouse isnt the real world. Harold Reynolds and Jeremy Schapp from ESPN came by the house one night after the 11th to say hello. Ray told Schapp that if he was a little bigger he could fit right in in the fire department— “a lot of dads get their kids hired here, just like your dad got you hired.” Then he turned and stuck his hand out to Reynolds and said “...Hey! Harold Baines! How’s it going?” Then he’d hug them and laugh and make them feel right at home. As little as Stewart is, he probably picked him up and rag dolled him.
     
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  43. bertwing

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    I love Jon Stewart so much
     
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    Good way to get your ass beat by a neighbor
     
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    Why didn't Rand Paul block the GOP Tax Scam Tax Cuts and Jobs Act if that is true?

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  48. Tony Ray Bans

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    I am sure Mr. Paul has taken a hard stance against ALL wasteful government spending. Surely he was up in arms over the secret service running 100+ million dollars over budget because the president needs to golf in florida every weekend right? Right Rand?
     
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  50. steamengine

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    He has in fact not done this.