Hey Dude, Is Our Town That Bad?

SvengoolieJohn Oliver may be strident thumping his desk-top and maintains an assuredly British viewpoint but he is spot on in his analysis and conclusions about the problems in this country (not to mention being extremely funny). Last Week Tonight is absolutely my favorite program on the television and since I tend to only watch three shows each week, that places Oliver in the spotlight. But he shouldn’t get too cocky since one of the other two is Svengoolie.

One thing that Oliver is successful doing is to reach his audience and get some form of action. In past weeks he has ignited email campaigns, gotten government officials to acknowledge his criticism, and now even has gotten the local officials in Saginaw, Michigan, to decommission their obscene and clearly unnecessary military vehicle. The local news said that it was because an HBO comedy show made fun of them … ya think?

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Minding the V’s and P’s in Michigan

Did you see that a female member of the Michigan House of Representatives were banned from speaking on the floor of the legislature because she had used language that was objectionable and against the rules of decorum in such an august body of swinging dicks … yes, she said the ultra-obscene seldom openly expressed word, “vagina.”

The legislature was debating an abortion bill so it is no wonder that such an out of context scientific term had the male legislators rushing to the restrooms where, presumably, they washed out their ears with Lifebuoy. Representative Lisa Brown later commented that, “If you’re regulating vaginas, I don’t know how we’re supposed to not talk about them.”

Oh, a second female legislator was banned because she tried to introduce a bill which made vasectomy illegal except when the man’s life was threatened. Do you think she said “penis?”