The Supreme Court: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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In the wake of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, John Oliver discusses the future of the Supreme Court, why the government doesn’t always represent the political leanings of the electorate, and how those issues will impact the next generation of Americans.
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lordvass 17 цагийн өмнө
Cian Abroad lordvass the mainstream media is actually biased against the left and towards neo-liberalism, you're just so far right you ran afoul of the overton window again. THIS IS HOW INSANE THE LEFT IS SUMS IT UP RIGHT THERE
Gavin 18 цагийн өмнө
Bugs Өдрийн өмнө
Your Dreaming John, The Dems Have No Ball.
Cedric Blum
Cedric Blum 2 өдрийн өмнө
John Oliver has made multiple racist remarks about "whites" how he called them in this video. He will get his karma end for this
momcatwoo 2 өдрийн өмнө
I’ve spent four years praying that John doesn’t actually burst a blood vessel in the midst of taping. Now that the PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN AND WE HAVE A SANE PRESIDENT, I think John might be...okay?
Orin Mancine
Orin Mancine 2 өдрийн өмнө
As a Canadian, I'm just wondering who thought it was a good idea to appoint supreme court justices to lifetime terms...?
Cherry Koolaid
Cherry Koolaid Өдрийн өмнө
I’m American and I don’t even understand the logic behind that.
NuDice Gaming
NuDice Gaming 3 өдрийн өмнө
I miss when the White House limo had "taxation without representation" plates on them. But, that's Republicans for you. 🤷‍♂️
Existentialism Tyrant
Existentialism Tyrant 3 өдрийн өмнө
Also funny mitch one of the most corrupt people ever to serve cares the most about judges cuz he be fubarred without. I still blame polio for not killing mitch when he was a child
Existentialism Tyrant
Existentialism Tyrant 3 өдрийн өмнө
Interesting fact republicans are against abortion til one of their daughters get knocked up. That’s just a fact. Seen that happen many times. The gop is dead. Conservatives views are Jurassic at best
IAmSeamonkey 3 өдрийн өмнө
actually, the nation is naturally centre right because the democrats are actually on the right half of spectrum
Tyler Wright
Tyler Wright 3 өдрийн өмнө
It's terrifying that Republicans are aware that if the laws were changed to encourage a fairer voting process, they'd lose. And they'd lose horrifically.
AKABattousai 2 өдрийн өмнө
What are you talking about? You mean just the Republican Party I'd hope. The people who vote Republican are only voting in opposition to the Democrats. (for very good reason.) They really don't like the Republicans. (Or an oppressive federal Government at all.) That's probably true for Either side. But the problem is the People who support the Democrats are the ones Being Lied To and they seem to be fine with it. What Laws would need to change to make it fairer? And I would bet The Democrats would be more against them. Unless you don't have an understanding of what fair is. Or what the Constitution says. Or what it means to have a Federal government and 50 smaller State governments. Make your case for all the Bernie supporters who've had their guy railroaded by their own party. Thats a big chunck of "Democrats" that would also vote outside party lines if given the choice.
Ben Farmer-Webb
Ben Farmer-Webb 3 өдрийн өмнө
I think we need more of the dog supreme court to get through this more, although it won't be the same without RBG
Sherman Culbertson
Sherman Culbertson 4 өдрийн өмнө
Republicans are just pathetic hypocrites who soled their souls to the devil.
Steve Emond
Steve Emond 5 өдрийн өмнө
screw terminator we want a "Community" movie... #sixseasonsandamovie
Head Tilts: Vibe Lies
Head Tilts: Vibe Lies 6 өдрийн өмнө
Mr Bowerrr
Mr Bowerrr 6 өдрийн өмнө
what i notice about John Oliver he loves MSM and he can do anything for Money
lordvass 7 өдрийн өмнө
Ryan Albers
Ryan Albers 7 өдрийн өмнө
We did a mock constitutional convention for my 8th grade US history class, in which we voted on elements of the constitution before our teacher told us what the actual decision was. My only distinct memory from this is that my class voted unanimously against an electoral college, and the genuine shock in the room when we learned that that was an ongoing element of presidential elections has stayed with me ever since
Alyssin Williams
Alyssin Williams 8 өдрийн өмнө
I am all for fighting Republicans with fire. Lots of fire.
Alyssin Williams
Alyssin Williams 8 өдрийн өмнө
Today I learned that I'm a couple years older than John Oliver
Doubledd Q
Doubledd Q 8 өдрийн өмнө
“Kill it in the cradle before it grows up” isn’t that a line from Voldemort?
Joyful Sorrow
Joyful Sorrow 7 өдрийн өмнө
It's also what Trump once said about democracy, with the highest probability.
knuman 8 өдрийн өмнө
As shocking as all of this is, I still can't get past the fact that John Oliver is only 43.
Jhorden Tennyson
Jhorden Tennyson 9 өдрийн өмнө
theact passenger futurama norahjones pinkpanther freemovie c8corvette
Carlos Emilio Salazar Mendez
Carlos Emilio Salazar Mendez 9 өдрийн өмнө
Current Year man doing his recurrent pathetic whining
t v
t v 9 өдрийн өмнө
Didn't Joe Manchin just change party affiliation officially?
Dragonstar 9 өдрийн өмнө
The republicans are completely within their right to put another supreme court justice in, ACB is an astounding choice for the country. I really wish people here would actually go and listen to the other side, and not just listen to this guy all the time to inform them how they should think.
Surgé Land
Surgé Land 10 өдрийн өмнө
...okay I hate to tell you John, but by international standards the Democratic party is centre-right, and the Republican party borders on fascist. Liberalism is not leftism, it is centrism. Familiarize yourselves with political theory, America. Your lack of a viable left-wing is one of the biggest barriers in your democracy. It's not that he is wrong in describing America as naturally centre-right, but that he is correct and that is part of the problem.
Surgé Land
Surgé Land 9 өдрийн өмнө
@Prashant Wason That's not really the case everywhere. The only centre-left candidates, like Bernie Sanders, Ilhan Omar, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are slammed as extremists, despite being fairly moderate by international standards. Maybe in certain blue states. Though, ultimately it's irrelevant. A centre-left option only having centre-right to far -right options will still yield the same result, and my suggestion for a viable left wing in the US still remains.
Prashant Wason
Prashant Wason 9 өдрийн өмнө
This analysis misses a key nuance. The American electorate as a whole is pretty center left. It's the political parties who are all right wing.
Tim Bateman
Tim Bateman 10 өдрийн өмнө
So well said Jono. Lets all start planning it now.
Marina E
Marina E 10 өдрийн өмнө
I think the problem with the USA is, that far too many people believe the tale they're being told from birth: that the USA is the greatest country on earth. Believing that, makes it less likely to see anything wrong. This can even be seen with Liberals. Just look at Stephen Colbert - I think he is great and I love his show, but I often have to cringe when he says stuff like "the leader of the free world" (meaning the US president) or "the world's greatest democracy" (meaning the USA's). When not even people like him question the greatness of the USA, then no proper change will ever occur. And frankly, I don't only deny that the USA is the greatest democracy, I'd even claim it's not a democracy at all.
tajj7 9 өдрийн өмнө
Yeh I mean honestly for a western democracy its pretty shit at everything, shit healthcare that costs a fortune, rigged court system, flawed democratic system, massive problem with gun violence, massive problem with drugs, absurdly expensive higher education, absurdly bloated military budget, huge divide between rich and poor, fundamentally poor social justice, huge racial problems, an awful police force, poor standards of education, a crumbling infrastructure system, honestly the list goes on and on. It's actually just a very bad country, it has a lot of money sure, but it scores terribly in pretty much every metric going. Canada, Japan, France, Germany, the UK, Denmark, Sweden, countries like this kick its arse in pretty much every area. The sad thing though is most Americans like you say are so brainwashed they don't realise how much better their politicians should be doing for them and how badly off they are. They don't even get good amounts of holidays or simple things like proper maternity leave.
Marina E
Marina E 10 өдрийн өмнө
@Joj Benedoot Yes, I know, but that's my point. First of all, why is the term "Free World" still used? This came up during the cold war to distinguish between the USA&allies and communist countries. So who, according to Colbert, IS the "Free World" and why is the USA it's leader? Is it democracies that are "free"? If yes, then like I wrote above, I would dispute that the USA even is part of this group, let alone their leader. If you look at how democracies around the world work, you will see that the system in the USA is a joke. Not that the systems elsewhere are perfect, there is always a lot of room to improve.
Joj Benedoot
Joj Benedoot 10 өдрийн өмнө
To be fair to Colbert, "leader of the free world" is largely a reference to the power and influence of the US, not necessarily its moral greatness
Yuul Selv
Yuul Selv 11 өдрийн өмнө
The Supreme Court is an illegitimate body. Never accept the decisions of the United States Supreme Court. Abolish the electoral college? Institute elections for judges. Jesus fucking Christ.
HMan 11 өдрийн өмнө
It's imperative Dems vote for the Georgia senate run-off election in December! Register to vote, and vote early! Get the Senate, pass reform bills, expand the SC by two seats. Pass a federal election act to prevent the garbage we just went through. Pass a "Truth in advertising, broadcasting, and publishing" bill that makes advertisers, broadcasters, and publishers liable to large fines if they knowingly publish false information and refuse to retract when confronted with proof that said information is false. Gain control of the Senate, gain control of the SC, put in safeties to the electoral process, and neutralize Fox News, NewsMax. Breitbart in one fell sweep.
Sylvia Green
Sylvia Green 11 өдрийн өмнө
Let me also say that the supreme court is totally composed by people who are there for life. This shouldn’t generally happen in a democratic institution.
Mathew Stafford
Mathew Stafford 11 өдрийн өмнө
Anyone have some more insight on this? Is the US not center right when compared to the rest of the world? I know conservatives here in the states would see democrats as super liberal or "socialists" and all that but Democrats are still kind of conservative here compared to other countries. So, I figured Romney was using that world context view (although misconstruing it to fit his goal) to make it sound like the US is a mostly "American conservative" nation, if that makes sense. What would the US lean when compared to the rest of the world?
ina salni
ina salni 11 өдрийн өмнө
quite ''terrifying'' to give such a liberty to ppl as a choice, giving only them the responsibility & say over that... from a resource to utilise & rule over it as you please, it becomes the main force to indicate the direction you have to follow or at least to consider and address. it's like a shift of power to remind that a government position is a servitude to a country & its people to ensure the ppl's wellbeing, not the country serving your personal needs as a resource being used & bent as you please... as long it makes you happy & is up to your temper tantrums, mood swings & fad interests of who & what you like / don't like. you don't serve only your ideas, you are to work & stand for the ideas your ppl & country want to see as well, even when it goes against your convictions, failing to reason & explain your side... you're there to listen and serve the needs & opinion of your country - you haven't been elected to be a dictator. suck it up & if you can't - you're in a wrong position of an execution. ''terrible'' when ppl want to keep the government responsible & accountable for the decisions that go against the majority of a nation, that is being treated as non-existent in any importance, just remembered & approached as a resource of a sheep to shear, when needed. no, not everyone can be trusted with power for the sole reason as how they see it & what it means to them (opening their ears or shutting ppl's mouths). present, involved, responsible ppl & nation - when that's nearly like an uncontrolled monkey with a grenade, you don't want to see & are more in comfort & need of a set back resource without a say & mind to say anything, made sure to be utilised as one pleases, not interested to advance to those ppl ... it's sort of sad. it's a cattle kept & made for a slaughter house to feed those in hunger for money & power - entire purpose & place of a nation, its ppl.
Paranormal Shrimp
Paranormal Shrimp 11 өдрийн өмнө
Canadian news: maple syrup stocks are up 4.92% and watch out for a moose named Rigby who has escaped from the moose sanctuary, if you do see him please contact 204-293-9174 immediately, he will have a red tag on his right antler. American news:
Barbara Ryan
Barbara Ryan 11 өдрийн өмнө
When John Oliver "took" over John Stewart's show, I wasn't sure I would like him as much as I did John Stewart. John Oliver has exceeded my expectations in no small way. I have looked to him during the past four years to keep me sane. I'm glad I've continued to watch him.
Ellen Snezhok
Ellen Snezhok 12 өдрийн өмнө
As a person living outside the U.S., I've always been surprised by the existence of the electoral college. What for? It's such an undemocratic institute at its core. It entirely distorts the voices of voters by the disproportional representation of states
Snakezase 29
Snakezase 29 11 өдрийн өмнө
The south got pissed
jimmyoakmeister 12 өдрийн өмнө
It's terrifying that Republicans are aware that if the laws were changed to encourage a fairer voting process, they'd lose. And they'd lose horrifically.
AKABattousai 4 өдрийн өмнө
@Vinícius de A Batista are you asking what the Democrats are doing that republicans are against?? The number 1 thing that makes America what it is. Is the constitution. The other thing that makes America what it is. Is that it is a united group of 50 states. All with 50 smaller governments. And what is supossed to be a Federal government that is represented by the people. To serve the people. The constitution has the bill of rights. The first 10 listed amendments. This first 10 is a list of protections that the citizens have incase a tyrannical oppressive government tries to form. The DEMOCRATS are the party who is against the constitution. They want to remove 1st amendment and 2nd amendment protections. They keep trying to argue that they actually get to decide on a national level what speech is permitted. They silence opposition in the media. On social media. They make laws that attack other peoples religious beliefs. As a country we have the right to protect ourselves and others. We have the right to decide for ourselves what is the best way to protect and defend ourselves. Both these things were decided by the supreme court. And yet the DEMOCRATS are the ones trying to take away Gun rights. It drives them crazy that we actually have the right to defend ourselves with whatever means we choose. And that we can defend ourselves and our property. With lethal force. There are many on their side who are wanting this country to become a socialist government. Meaning they are totally fine making laws now that make theft and violence legal. They dont care that others have private property. And that our property is another thing protected by the Constitution. Those are the big things people have against them. The other issues people have is that they live in some dream world where they can tax the rich here and somehow come up with a way to pay for healthcare that is equal to what we have now for 330 million people. And say its gonna be free for the rest of us. They want to spend 40 trillion on top of that in the next 10 years. With a plan that will only generate 2 trillion in that time. And they dont understand that the rich and the big companies are just going to move and do their business anywhere else in the world to avoid paying 60% and 70% taxes. The democrats in california think they can tax big companies for 10 years after they left. that leave the state because of their high taxes. Again they cant. Because we are protected from that kind of a government by the constitution.
Vinícius de A Batista
Vinícius de A Batista 4 өдрийн өмнө
@lordvass what exactly até the dems dedtroying in america? As Far as I know republicans have been in control of the senate and congress for major issues for the last 20 years and the majority of Minor decisions were voted by the people in the individual states
lordvass 4 өдрийн өмнө
@Vinícius de A Batista its very very sad to watch the dems destroy America, to take our freedoms and to lie on tv for a living
lordvass 4 өдрийн өмнө
@Vinícius de A Batista trump is representing the people well. not the rich and power hungry like the dems
lordvass 4 өдрийн өмнө
@Vinícius de A Batista ahh no thats all wrong unless its backwards day
gnbman 12 өдрийн өмнө
Yeah, screw you, *Kevin.*
bender42 bender42
bender42 bender42 12 өдрийн өмнө
The entire American political system is obsolete. It was created by slave owners for gods sake, how could it survive do act with the Internet?
Petite Chaos
Petite Chaos 12 өдрийн өмнө
It’s terrifying to watch our Supreme Court be so partisan. Especially after the death of our lady of dissent. At least Justice Gorsuch opined no discrimination against LGBTQ+ communities.
bruno albano
bruno albano 12 өдрийн өмнө
Nixon was an asshole? These guys put Nixon as a saint, allright a lunatic saint, even he was not that S. O. B.
DannyGirl 12 өдрийн өмнө
Center right Bible Belt? But I’d have to say John Oliver is partially wrong. A large part of what he says the republicans say about democates.
Katsy Kline
Katsy Kline 13 өдрийн өмнө
Dems have won 4 of the last 5 popular votes but have spent most of that time with Republican presidents. 1 person/1 vote!
Katsy Kline
Katsy Kline 13 өдрийн өмнө
Cruz is a snake oil salesman.
Katsy Kline
Katsy Kline 13 өдрийн өмнө
These last two trump nominations are going to force dems to increase the number of justices, which isn't a bad idea, anyway.
sameya ben
sameya ben 13 өдрийн өмнө
How is America a democracy?? Judges are political?? You won't see that in Europe
Eric Hanson
Eric Hanson 13 өдрийн өмнө
"Since when is this nation [the United States] center-right?" In global terms, U.S. politics is actually more definitively right-wing than center-right. The Democratic party--the left-most major political party with any substantial degree of power--is, in fact, center-right itself (in terms of the worldwide Overton window).
Lilypad on ice
Lilypad on ice 10 өдрийн өмнө
I think the whole argument is based on The U.S definition of 'center-right.'
Steve of the Dead
Steve of the Dead 14 өдрийн өмнө
How on earth any democratic senator can look at how the republicans have blatantly gamed the system by literally any and every means possible to push through their own agenda and think "well, THIS time I'm sure they'll work with us in a completely fair and bipartisan way, we should reach across the aisle to make sure that their positions are represented as well" is fucking beyond me. It is now ridiculously clear that republicans will not play fair and cannot be trusted, and they have been expecting (and taking advantage of) the democrat's complacency/expectations that they will play by the rules; they have taken advantage of it to great success, and it needs to end. Democrats need to stop trying to work with republicans and start to fight them, because they sure as shit don't care about working with you.
Justin Hopkins
Justin Hopkins 14 өдрийн өмнө
Dave Chappell said no farmer should decide the fate of a black man or any minority for that matter. “They don’t know enough, they don’t know anything.” The majority of Americans are trying to move into the 21st century, but these backwater rubes, who’ve never been on a plane or met someone who doesn’t look like them keep us in the dark ages. The electoral college has allowed know nothings to take over this country and now we’re just propagating the idiocy of the masses. People who’ve never seen anything and live a sheltered life in a bubble shouldn’t be deciding the future of a highly diverse country. Not to mention, many of them are voting based on Facebook memes and conspiracy theories.
Peter Wicks
Peter Wicks 14 өдрийн өмнө
Republicans have not been big on bipartisan for a long time
Jeffrey Fugh
Jeffrey Fugh 14 өдрийн өмнө
That workaround can easily be struck down by a conservative-majority Supreme Court...
David Salour
David Salour 15 өдрийн өмнө
If it was popular vote only few states could elect who ever their candidate. It's dangerous
Prashant Wason
Prashant Wason 14 өдрийн өмнө
I mean, right now it's the exact same thing. The people deciding the president are the people staying in the swing states. My parents votes as blue voters in South Carolina for example, doesn't matter, because the state always votes red. Similarly, my republican uncle who stays in Cali, is vote also doesn't matter, because the state always goes blue. If you removed the ec and made it a popular vote, each vote from everywhere would be valuable and could turn the election. The whole few states argument is pretty bad, because that assumes states vote as a unanimous block. For example, in 2016, Hillary won California by 56% of the vote. This means that if they had a national popular vote system, 44% of 38 million - - 16.5 million votes would have gone to Trump. (those 16.5 million votes don't matter under the electoral college)
d. b
d. b 14 өдрийн өмнө
you’re wrong. the logic people use when they make this argument is nonsensical, to simplify things if 150 million people in middle america vote republican and 149 million people in NY/LA/Chicago etc. vote democrat, you know who wins if you go by popular vote?
Le Viet Thanh
Le Viet Thanh 15 өдрийн өмнө
The real question is - when did Americans get used to the fact that it is okay for judges to be fiercely partisan? It defeats the whole meaning of the term "judge".
ilov3nitaboo 15 өдрийн өмнө
Who tf told Ted to grow a beard 🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮
Martha White
Martha White 15 өдрийн өмнө
Mitt Romney is a d'bag - flip flopping like a fish and going with whomever he feels he needs to please. No moral integrity -
James McCarte
James McCarte 15 өдрийн өмнө
One problem with adding DC is that it is technically a part of Maryland, since the State of Maryland surrendered that land to create the district
Mikie Fant
Mikie Fant 15 өдрийн өмнө
America is not a free country. Period
simon clarke
simon clarke 15 өдрийн өмнө
Americans version of Liberal is no protections for ordinary folk but full faith in the free market and corporate control. They call it small government. Even (Centerist) Obama dropped 16000 bombs in a year terrorising others that don't even get a death count, some 2 million in the middle east.
JLF 16 өдрийн өмнө
Thank you for talking about the National Popular Vote Compact! I wish they would not wait until they have states representing 270 votes to put it into effect. It could make a difference now. Any state who decides to go by the national popular vote - part of a multi-state compact or not - would make a difference in the next election!
Mossy Rhom
Mossy Rhom 16 өдрийн өмнө
okay, one thing i see a lot when people yell about trump is that 1. he's going to get rid of democracy and 2. that he is a fascist and he will make america into a fascist government fascism is pretty easy to understand. it's a dictator. mr big-man at the top gets every say about everything. we've seen plenty of world life examples, from present and the past, but one big thing is control. a dictator wants to control everything a dictator would restrict the amount of news sites able to report, restrict television, restrict INFORMATION. a dictator would give anyone a chance to blast him on twitter or even give you access to something as connective as the internet at all. there are thousands of people that insult, threaten, wish death upon our "dictator", and he just la-de-dah's the fuck along, saying quirky shit that his "enemies" tear apart on a whim. trump is nowhere near a dictator. he doesn't have some master plan. if he had one, he would have started it the second he took office, the second he got access to the codes and the military. but go to russia and attempt to express lgbt+ tendencies and you could be imprisoned. go to certain other european countries and say something insulting about the monarchy or prime minister there and you could be jailed for 100 days. don't follow your emotions. don't let yourself be told what to be outraged by.
Mossy Rhom
Mossy Rhom 14 өдрийн өмнө
@d. b i'd think hundreds of people on twitter would disagree with you on that XD where were all you "logical" thinkers when people were wanting trump dead because they believed with their soul that trump was going to x, y, and z to their family and friends for the last four years? speak louder so the rest of us know it's not all blind terror and low emotional intelligence, please
d. b
d. b 14 өдрийн өмнө
the 2 bullet points you made were deliberate mischaracterizations of the actual political discourse taking place. nobody actually believes donald trump is getting rid of democracy or that he will succeed in turning America into a fascist country. people are just sick of all of the spineless conservatives who do nothing to prevent his attempts (key word: attempts) to undermine our political institutions
Mossy Rhom
Mossy Rhom 16 өдрийн өмнө
"owns netflix now" geez i'd hope now--considering who harry is suspected of involving himself with, as well as netflix's "cuties" epidemic which you should cover by the way
Vick Gardner
Vick Gardner 16 өдрийн өмнө
OMG. I am so depressed now. Please, God, let blue Georgians turn out in a flood. That will at least give us some temporary shelter.
Vick Gardner
Vick Gardner 16 өдрийн өмнө
John, you are going to have to work much harder for a comedy-assisted living in the post-Trump world.
Kin Yuen Wong
Kin Yuen Wong 16 өдрийн өмнө
I love that he always does those poems whenever Ted Cruz creeps up.
lordvass 16 өдрийн өмнө
4 more years for trump just like we voted for the 40% of you that voted for biden need to educate yourselves of your holy democrat party that is very satanic
lordvass 14 өдрийн өмнө
@Steve of the Dead one day you may understand child one day
Steve of the Dead
Steve of the Dead 14 өдрийн өмнө
@lordvass "Abort the adult not the child" how very Christian of you.
lordvass 14 өдрийн өмнө
@Steve of the Dead i dont like the CCP and will not vote for them here in America
lordvass 14 өдрийн өмнө
@Steve of the Dead i dont thin evil is interesting i think it should be purged . 12000 babies a year 11000 that would inconveniences the mother fuck that abort the adult not the child
Steve of the Dead
Steve of the Dead 14 өдрийн өмнө
@lordvass see, that sounds really metal, and the Democrats just aren't that interesting.
Karter Rasmussen
Karter Rasmussen 16 өдрийн өмнө
The video is very amazing and very action
Jaberwoky 17 өдрийн өмнө
Mike Pence still wants a mandate.
Aeronwen Trewent
Aeronwen Trewent 17 өдрийн өмнө
Actually Harry Potter fans are well aware that JKR is right and her protest against the misogyny and homophobia of the TRA's is something you would be supporting if you had any real idea of the issues. Removing sex based protections will remove women's rights. privacy & dignity, and will benefit only the MRA's. Do your homework before making misogynist 'jokes'
Aeronwen Trewent
Aeronwen Trewent 14 өдрийн өмнө
@Mossy Rhom yes that is right. JKR said that trans people should have human rights but that should not remove womens sex based rights. John's 'joke' was part of the TRA bullying that doesn't want a respectful discussion about respecting women's sex based protections as well as trans peoples human rights.
Steve of the Dead
Steve of the Dead 14 өдрийн өмнө
God you TERFs are hilarious, please keep it up, this is comedy gold.
Mossy Rhom
Mossy Rhom 14 өдрийн өмнө
@Steve of the Dead john likely doesn't do his own scripts or research for the show, and probably didn't fit everything about transgender rights into his one, what, 30 minute show? not if he's adding in jokes every other few minutes. jk rowling, as far as i got from it, said that she didn't want to forget who the "true" women were (who give birth to their species, who suffer through menstration, and those born regular women), because they were important and shouldn't be grouped in and mixed with trans-women. just as "true" men shouldn't be grouped in and mixed with trans-women. identity is important, yes, but we can't ignore truths of biology (like trans-women can't have children, or menstrate, or probably shouldn't be let into olympic sports, because they can have physical, unfair advantages to "true" women and all that) we should take these things into account when helping support trans people. we can't overshadow the people who are born as something and remain that. we have to learn to find a nice middle-ground
Aeronwen Trewent
Aeronwen Trewent 14 өдрийн өмнө
ah the TRA deliberate conflation of sex and gender. Yes, a person's sex, whether that person is male or female, man or woman has something to do with genitals. No, a persons 'entire identity' doesn't. However claiming a man can become a woman by adhering to a bunch of sexist stereotypes is misognisytic.
Steve of the Dead
Steve of the Dead 14 өдрийн өмнө
I love it when the people who reduce a woman's entire identity to their genitals claim others are misogynistic, it's just so... [Chef's kiss] perfect. But yeah, you tell that guy who's literally already done an episode about transgender rights that he needs to do his homework, you're definitely showing him!
laura Coderre
laura Coderre 18 өдрийн өмнө
I wonder what kind of dog ACB will get on the Last Week Tonight puppy (and gritty) supreme court.
Vasily Nefedov
Vasily Nefedov 18 өдрийн өмнө
I like to watch his meltdowns😂
Bio-Weapon N
Bio-Weapon N 18 өдрийн өмнө
Well considering how Biden got so many votes you can't really blame people for wanting to keep the electoral college alive.
Bio-Weapon N
Bio-Weapon N 14 өдрийн өмнө
@d. b Great just what I want to see more petty leftist comments.
d. b
d. b 14 өдрийн өмнө
@Bio-Weapon N You struggle to even type coherent sentences but you’re worried about your right to exercise free speech. the cart does not come before the horse you imbecile
Bio-Weapon N
Bio-Weapon N 18 өдрийн өмнө
@The Doctor Funny, I thought you said in your last comment your not replying to me anymore.
Bio-Weapon N
Bio-Weapon N 18 өдрийн өмнө
@The Doctor Very well, have fun with the same company that believes Trump was going to rig the system for a third presidential term, see if I care. At least the dead voting gone on for so freaking long there's definitely truth to it. Biden himself praticaly admits voter fraud.
Bio-Weapon N
Bio-Weapon N 18 өдрийн өмнө
@The Doctor What conspiracy, they've been using this tactic and covering it up for years.
Sydney Pakkala Shepard
Sydney Pakkala Shepard 18 өдрийн өмнө
Who urine at sunset? Donkey. Donkey urine at sunset
Keith Barnes
Keith Barnes 18 өдрийн өмнө
watching this from 10:40 is so weird just after the election.
Sam 18 өдрийн өмнө
Still waiting for a solid point, all I can hear is his personal political bias causing him to make childish jokes and preach at you from his 6 figure salary and gated community 🤔 take this as England calling. You can keep this little pissant of a human. We don't want his ass🤣🤣
mako kimoto
mako kimoto 18 өдрийн өмнө
America is back sliding faster than I ever thought possible.
MeiMei 18 өдрийн өмнө
I never understood why the american voting system has to be so... strange? Is it that hard to just count the votes and see who has the most? You're country already works on a two party system, so this wouldn't cause the problem that it may cause under more party systems as in france where i live
ruth lee
ruth lee 18 өдрийн өмнө
Trump coloring book gotta be the least fun coloring book ever, considering you only need one color
dcbsmt 18 өдрийн өмнө
D.C. and Puerto Rico shouldn't just get statehood, states should also be merged. No one needs two Dakotas, same goes for the Carolinas and the Virginias. And all the small ones in the top right corner whose names never fit in on a map can become one big one as well.
dcbsmt 14 өдрийн өмнө
@d. b Thanks. :D
d. b
d. b 14 өдрийн өмнө
@dcbsmt that guy is a dumbass who apparently thinks DC and the District of Columbia are two different places. your english is fine
dcbsmt 18 өдрийн өмнө
@KingintheMountain I may have put that wrong (non-native speaker here). I meant they definitely should become states. Additionally though the other states should be merged. Maybe more of a joke when it comes to the latter two but very much in earnest about the Dakotas.
Asher8328 18 өдрийн өмнө
I was with you, John, until you called Joe Manchin a "centrist Democrat." He's a centrist, huh? That's like saying Trump only sort of likes fast food.
Collins Sotryn
Collins Sotryn 19 өдрийн өмнө
Complete conspiracy theory: Trump orchestrated RBG's death to get Barrett elected... do I actually believe this? Eh, idk
Natalia Madison
Natalia Madison 19 өдрийн өмнө
oh wow he went there
Mia bear
Mia bear 19 өдрийн өмнө
I’m so glad you voted John. We know who you voted for.
Prashant Wason
Prashant Wason 16 өдрийн өмнө
@Timmy Carl yeah, they voted republican. It's really odd. Dems usually provide better afterlife care.
Timmy Carl
Timmy Carl 19 өдрийн өмнө
A lot of dead people voted for some reason.
Mia bear
Mia bear 19 өдрийн өмнө
Resettlement and diversity over the centuries means the Electoral College is totally outdated.
Mia bear
Mia bear 19 өдрийн өмнө
Cruz actually defended Trump’s unprecedented federal deficit.
Mia bear
Mia bear 19 өдрийн өмнө
Poll after poll shows more Americans than not support progressive initiatives!
Timmy Carl
Timmy Carl 19 өдрийн өмнө
@Mia bear The Green New Deal include green energy, but never include nuclear energy and the policy is not going to help the environment. It is going to make it worst.
Mia bear
Mia bear 19 өдрийн өмнө
@Timmy Carl Every House Democrat from swing states who supported the M4All and Green New Deal bills won re-election.
Timmy Carl
Timmy Carl 19 өдрийн өмнө
Poll is not pretty accurate.
Hayden Knight
Hayden Knight 19 өдрийн өмнө
can we add 3 states. Puerto rico, dc, and a conglomerate of pacific territories as one state. All three options have a higher frequency of men and women serving in the United States armed forces and have been under American control for around 100 years at least. Dc for the entirety of our existence. Aren't they Americans too
esmatrez 19 өдрийн өмнө
Keep in mind that DC had no representation until the 60s. Imagine not giving the capitol any say in congress or the presidential election. Sounds dumb doesn't it. Well, that's what the founding fathers did. The next time the republicans bring up how smart the founding fathers were with the electoral collage, you should bring up how stupid it is that they would create a national capitol without any representation.
nmkaspr Kasprowicz
nmkaspr Kasprowicz 19 өдрийн өмнө
And Thomas is old, so is Alito
nmkaspr Kasprowicz
nmkaspr Kasprowicz 19 өдрийн өмнө
Barret isn't that bad of a judge. She recuses herself from most cases involving her religion. And Ford's witnesses couldn't corroberate her story. And Brett Kavanaugh passed SIX FBI background checks. And finally, PR leans right.
Shawn Marg-Patton
Shawn Marg-Patton 20 өдрийн өмнө
Yes, thank you for talking about this. One person one vote is a myth in America. The electoral college was created to give southern slave owning states more power and we are still to this day shacked to that burden.
Werrf1 Өдрийн өмнө
No, it wasn't. It was created because the original vision of the United States was something more like what the EU currently is - an association of independent states working together for common advantage. The Federal government was envisioned as being more or less irrelevant to the everyday lives of the population, so it made sense that the bodies of the Federal government were more representative of the states than of the people. Apart from anything else, at the time the Electoral College was created nearly ALL of the states allowed and kept slaves; certainly all of the thirteen colonies did.
lordvass 20 өдрийн өмнө
trump won 4 more years in a land slide. the dems won the count by voting for themselves thats not how we do things here in America we going to see massive corruption charges. if Philadelphia wants to count votes un supervised they dont count and just like that the dems ruin many real votes id bet you cant blaim trump for it the dems did it all to them selves and had to cheat win and hope no one called there bull shit or they going to jail Philadelphia
LoafOf Milk
LoafOf Milk 15 өдрийн өмнө
I’m going to ignore your very obvious stroke symptoms and instead skip to your obvious delusions. Do you have any evidence of voter fraud? Because for all it’s lawsuits, the Trump campaign hasn’t submitted a single piece of credible evidence, and has even made contradictory claims. For example, Trump claimed they didn’t have any observers in Pennsylvania, when that was demonstrably false (and was proven so, when the case was thrown out). But you just keep spouting your bullshit, same as you have for the last 4 years. Whatever helps you cope with Trump losing.
sorcha power
sorcha power 20 өдрийн өмнө
OmniRhythm Heals
OmniRhythm Heals 20 өдрийн өмнө
Why does every far-right person look deranged? Like "this is the smile I used when I stabbed your mom" kinda stuff.
Xenos Breed
Xenos Breed 21 өдрийн өмнө
What truly pisses me off as a progressive is that the Republican's have the gall to talk about packing the courts when McConnell literally stole 150 lower court seats and the supreme court. That they say they represent the people when they're in the minority and most, if not all, progressive ideas are popular by wide margins. But what pisses me off even more, its the Democrats that don't have a spine. Say what you will about Lindsey Grahem and Cruz capitulating to Trump, they're getting their tax cuts, they're getting their justices, they're punishing the poor for being born poor and punishing minorities. Democrats, can't, do, shit. Obama was president for 8 years and had congress and the senate for two and the best he could do was a Republican health care plan, Romneycare. He tried to reach across the aisle Republican's spit on him. He picked a centrist judge and McConnell said fuck you. And the best (worst) part is, Biden is going to try to work with Republicans. He's going to crawl to McConnell, and ask 'Does this meet your approval sire?' and McConnell is going to smack him like a peasant because McConnell knows he has the power. They control the narrative and the Democrats are too weak to bare their teeth and fight back. Biden didn't bring up that Trump was impeached, or that only the tax cuts to the mega wealthy were permanent and unpaid for, or that the Taliban support him and Russia is interfering on his behalf, or that he prioritized a supreme court nominee over covid relief, or that Trump literally said, of 250 thousand dead people, 'it is what it is' and 'it affects virtually no one'. Democrats don't have what it takes to take Republicans to task because Democrats are just Republican-lite, and yet, progressives are force to eat shit and vote Democrat, because at least they might actually let me date who I want without getting kicked out of a fucking diner, and its sad that's pretty much the best I can hope for from Democrats. We need more Progressives.
AKABattousai 3 өдрийн өмнө
You seem to be informed enough to know the games congress plays. But what seems to escape you is that we still determine our laws based on the majority of the will of the people. Congress plays their games inside of the lines of what the constitution gives them power to. The problem is now you want to some real changes. But it also seems like you want the dems to have a spine and go even more into congressional gridlock. Its true you would need more progressives to change the things you want. But I still havent figured out why progressives hate the constitution so much. There are 50 states and before that each state had to be convinced to join the union. Because they each knew it would only work as a lasting nation if they all worked together. Otherwise wed be like europe with major countries just stuck fighting over land. And nobility. I cant tell if you have noticed but any progressive issue that actually makes sense. Pick up the traction it needs to be accepted culturally. We also have parts of our system to give more weight to minority votes to give them platforms for protests. Why would you keep voting in the same people if things arent changing. The Dem party is going to implode. And the rest of the sane people will keep voting for the things they support.
Sam Barrett
Sam Barrett 21 өдрийн өмнө
NaPoVoInterCo If you know you know
Tom Peters
Tom Peters 22 өдрийн өмнө
I hope u people soon realize that ur about to throw this country into civil war over DONALD TRUMP....I just want u to think back to 2003 when u thought he was an asshole like the rest of the country
Rich Bryant
Rich Bryant 22 өдрийн өмнө
Justice s aren't banned from having faith or morals or personal opinion s. Their job has nothing to do with their personal views. ACB will be fantastic due to her knowledge of the constitution and it's basis for being written. This is why we don't let entertainers become justices
LoafOf Milk
LoafOf Milk 15 өдрийн өмнө
She has the least experience of any justice, ever. She couldn’t name 5 freedoms of the 1st amendment. She has been placed on the Supreme Court for 1 purpose: to remove women’s right to their own bodies, and overthrow the will of the American people. Stfu Russian bot.
Tha Yomp
Tha Yomp 20 өдрийн өмнө
LMAOOO the same person who couldn't even name the 5 freedoms in the FIRST amendment will be "fantastic due to her knowledge of the constitution." that's fucking hilarious that you're that stupid
Prashant Wason
Prashant Wason 22 өдрийн өмнө
She literally didn't know the tenets of the first amendment lmao. Also, there's no such thing as a constitutionalist. If the supreme court's only job was to read the constitution out load, a 6th grader could do that.
Charles Lavoie-St-Cyr
Charles Lavoie-St-Cyr 22 өдрийн өмнө
Sounds like a dream job. Highly payed, shameless activism, not a single funny joke. What is the objective of even have such an idiot talking on tv?
Charlotte Vaughan
Charlotte Vaughan 22 өдрийн өмнө
Wow America, your country is broken🙁
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