Daily Archives: March 6, 2014

No Money for Bold Men – The Shame-O-Meter

Thanks for MardyS for posting this on his Facebook page.  These are two video segments from The Daily Show titled No Money for Bold Men – The Shame-O-Meter.  Here is the summary of the two videos.

The Twitterverse blasts John Travolta after an Oscars gaffe, but the real national shame belongs to the Senate as Republicans reject a bill expanding veteran benefits.

Senators attempt to attach Iran sanctions to a veteran benefits expansion bill and military sexual assault debates, making the national shame-o-meter go to 11

I’ll include both segments below, less you miss the fact that this doesn’t just end with the first one.


Republicans starve government agencies of the necessary funds to do their jobs, and then refuse to give them any more because they couldn’t work on a starvation diet. It isn’t even legal to treat prisoners of war like this. Do the Republican Senators think the Veterans Administration is an illegal enemy combatant that isn’t even due the protections of the Geneva Convention?

Hillary Clinton Compares – Examining the Similarities and the Differences

The Press-Telegram has the article Hillary Clinton compares Vladimir Putin’s actions in Ukraine to Adolf Hitler’s in Nazi Germany. What actually happened does not seem to be nearly as lurid as the headline might indicate. The article does use the word compare in its proper way. She looks at how what is happening is similar to some actions of Hitler’s, but she also remarks on how it is different. Even with the article’s attempt to temper the reports, you really have to hear Hillary’s tone of voice to see how reasonable her remarks may have been. Here is an excerpt of what she said.

“So everybody is hoping that there will be a negotiation but a negotiation that respects Ukraine and doesn’t ratify a reoccupation by Russia of Crimea,” she said. “So it’s a real nail-biter, right now, but nobody wants to up the rhetoric. Everybody wants to cool it in order to find a diplomatic solution and that’s what we should be trying to do.”

This post is an attempt to correct the impression left by my previous post Putin vs Hitler vs Hillary.