Last Week Tonight: Felony Disenfranchisement

In today’s installment of “Last Week Tonight,” John discusses how people with felony convictions have to struggle to get basic civil rights back. Some states allow non-violent felons to regain some of their civil rights, including the right to vote. Florida is not one of them.

A person with a felony conviction for rape or murder is in a far different class than a person who has a felony conviction for possession of, or distribution of, marijuana. Yet, a white murderer is given a slap on the wrist and a conveyer belt back to “proper” society, while a black drug dealer gets shoved in a hole for the rest of their lives.

No surprise there.

Last Week Tonight: Astroturfing

In today’s installment of “Last Week Tonight,” John discusses the shady, deceitful practice known as astroturfing. This occurs when organizations hire fake advocates who then create an elaborate illusion of supportive numbers for their cause or message. This practice is something that a lot of bloggers utilize, from what I’ve observed.

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Last Week Tonight: Prosecutors

In today’s edition of “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver talks about prosecutors and the ways they use or misuse their powers in the criminal justice system.

Last Week Tonight: Workplace Sexual Harassment

“Last Week Tonight” returns with new episodes and the first one is about sexual harassment in the workplace. In today’s installment, John talks with Anita Hill, one of the most well-known examples and they discuss the most rampant logical fallacies and roadblocks thrown up to derail the conversation.

The conversation about sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement gets derailed in exactly the same ways as the conversation about race does. Quite a fascinating parallel.

Last Week Tonight: NRA-TV (Re-blogged)

In light of the arrest of that pasty-faced, surgically-enhanced Russkie slut-for-hire who infiltrated the NRA, I felt that a re-blog of this “Last Week Tonight” episode was warranted.

I wonder what Colion Noir thinks about all this? He certainly had to be aware of it, unless he is being given the mushroom treatment.

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Eyrie Of An Aries

In this edition of โ€œLast Week Tonight,โ€ John Oliver educates us on a little-known internet channel called โ€œNRA Television.โ€ Iโ€™d only heard about it over the past couple of days.

I used to be a member of the National Rifle Association. I had a 3-year membership 20 years ago. Propaganda delivered to my mailbox on a weekly basis. I had a three-inch stack of their ridiculous bumper-stickers by the time I quit, which I donated to the local Army National Guard office.

This bears repeating: The NRA is not a gun-rights organization, looking out for the interests of gun owners in America. Colion Noir, their token Black representative, should really take a closer look at the history of the NRA. He wonโ€™t because they pay him too well. Paid shills tend to ignore the obvious facts, much like Omarosa did.

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Last Week Tonight: Gene Editing

In today’s edition of “Last Week Tonight,” John talks about the latest trend in genetic engineering and neo-eugenics which is called CRISPR.

Genetic engineering and designer babies are nothing new. It’s pretty obvious who will be shelling out money for the DIY CRISPR kits.

Like anything else STEM-related, this technology has power for good. Unfortunately, freaks will use it for something sexual because the socially inept have an obsessive need to turn everything into a dating site.

Last Week Tonight: Mexican Elections

In today’s edition of “Last Week Tonight,” John talks about the upcoming elections in Mexico. Santa Claus also makes a special guest appearance.

Last Week Tonight: Xi Jinping

In today’s edition of “Last Week Tonight,” John shines the spotlight on China and its now emperor-for-life, Xi Jinping. The social scoring thing reminds me of the episode of “The Orville” titled “Majority Rule.”

Last Week Tonight: Stupid Watergate II

In today’s edition of “Last Week Tonight,” John revisits the Mueller investigation into the corruption and collusion of the Drumpf and his campaign. Giuliani makes the rounds and screams “witch hunt!” at every possible opportunity, ignoring the facts that the investigation has resulted in arrests and guilty pleas.

Drumpf’s fanatics receive their daily dose of propaganda from FauxNews, yet don’t see the irony of calling every other media outlet “fake news.” That’s cognitive dissonance in action. Comes from residing in an echo chamber which, more often than not lately, appears to be the comfort zone of far too many.

Those damaged people carry their baggage and spew their shit everywhere they can. Even in online games which are supposed to be a fun break from the real-life issues of others.

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Last Week Tonight: Guardianship

In today’s edition of “Last Week Tonight,” John talks about how easy it can be for a complete stranger to gain total control over the life of a senior citizen.

Working in administration at various county offices gave me an inside look at this predatory practice. It is a bit frightening.

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