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Posted by: thepinetree on 06/12/2019 10:07 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 06/12/2019 10:07 AM
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Jon Stewart says Congress 'Should be Ashamed' Over Inaction on Helping 9/11 First Responders

Washington, DC....From PBS..."Jon Stewart, the former host of "The Daily Show," appeared before a House committee in Washington, D.C., to again advocate for health benefits for 9/11 first responders. At the start of his 10-minute statement, Stewart said Tuesday's hearing was an "incredible metaphor." "Behind me, a filled room of 9/11 first responders and in front of me, a nearly empty Congress." Stewart said the lack of urgency to help these responders was a "stain" on Congress. "Your indifference cost these men and women their most valuable commodity: time," he said. "It's the one thing they're running out of."






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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-06-12 10:25:00   By: Anonymous
 
Umm, someone should point out to Stewart, aka Jonathan Leibowitz, that Congress shouldn't be paying New Yawk's work comp claims.

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    Really?
    Posted on: 2019-06-12 10:37:52   By: Anonymous
     
    A national tragedy, an International terrorist attack allowed by bush and Co, they were warned repeatedly, then an attack and Foxbots spew hate and show ignorance.
    This is why America is so divided.

    Another indication of the Con Oligarchy at work. It's about $ not morals , Always about the $.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-06-12 10:50:28   By: Anonymous
     
    "They didn't shout "Death to Tribeca they shouted Death to America"

    Jon Stewart

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-06-12 16:58:44   By: Anonymous
     
    As Stewart so excellently pointed out, the terrorists didn't cry out, "Death to Tribeca." The fact that you felt a need to point out that this patriotic American has Jewish heritage tells us all we need to know about you.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-06-12 18:59:11   By: Anonymous
     
    For every $1 in tax monies collected from Calaveras County residents more than $6 comes back in government salaries, ttransfer payments, grants, etc Talk about rural welfare. And that extra $5 comes from the wealthy regions like LA and NYC.

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    Posted on: 2019-06-12 19:00:50   By: Anonymous
     
    Hey wait a minute that money is for firefighters and police officers? Want to send Cal Fire and CHP to the Bay Rea?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-06-12 10:52:21   By: Anonymous
 
His speech typifies why everyone hates congress. They solve nothing, ever

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    Re: /\/\ nothing gets done
    Posted on: 2019-06-12 11:35:51   By: Anonymous
     
    Yep-those Dems sure don't get anything done! So lets move on to the present!

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      Re: /\/\ nothing gets done
      Posted on: 2019-06-12 11:38:51   By: Anonymous
       
      Jew boy

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        Re: /\/\ nothing gets done
        Posted on: 2019-06-12 14:20:30   By: Anonymous
         
        Are you the former supervisor who anti-Semitic or the spouse?
        Hegel is this you instead?

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        Re: /\/\ nothing gets done
        Posted on: 2019-06-12 18:42:45   By: Anonymous
         
        That is an outrageous anti-Semitic comment.

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      Re: /\/\ nothing gets done
      Posted on: 2019-06-12 13:11:31   By: Anonymous
       
      Mitch McConnell had over 100 pieces of legislation passed by the Democratic house that he refuses to act on. Meanwhile his wife secretary of transportation is embroiled in a scandal for funneling 78M to his district. Antisemitism is wrong.

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      Re: /\/\ nothing gets done
      Posted on: 2019-06-12 16:59:42   By: Anonymous
       
      Yet everyone of those Republicans post 911 said words to the effect of "Thank you, heroes. We will never forget."

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      Re: /\/\ nothing gets done
      Posted on: 2019-06-13 13:52:15   By: Anonymous
       
      John Stewart is a Democrat and he just got *bleep* done... ;)

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-06-12 12:55:16   By: Anonymous
 
I felt his statements were heartfelt. He doesn't need to be fighting so hard..but he is. We can all learn a lesson from him.

Oh, and FU Trump and the majority of the Republicans. They can all burn in Hell for what they're doing to our Country.

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    Posted on: 2019-06-12 15:01:23   By: Anonymous
     
    Fukc Trump

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2019-06-12 15:13:51   By: Anonymous
       
      I’ve got an old truck.
      Looks real nice.
      Runs fine,
      But won’t pass anything.
      I think I’ll name it Congress!

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        Posted on: 2019-06-12 15:22:59   By: Anonymous
         


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          Democrat Values
          Posted on: 2019-06-12 19:05:23   By: Anonymous
           
          Just another Democrat trying to get in the news , next week he will probably say he's running for some sort of office

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            Re: Democrat Values
            Posted on: 2019-06-12 19:23:47   By: Anonymous
             
            Hope he will.

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              Re: Democrat Values
              Posted on: 2019-06-12 19:54:22   By: Anonymous
               
              What do political sides have anything to do with speaking the truth on this very screwed up issue. He spoke the truth they did their job during a terrorist attack and we don't help them in return. When they risked their lives and are paying for it in a deadly way afterwards and now. If this is what america is now with you radical trump hate spewing retards we are going down. Can't even agree with someone just because of political party affiliates, too bad you can't see how sick you are. Unbelievable *bleep*s! How many of you rednecks had we well never forget in bold letters stuck to your big truck bumpers..all of you did. You're fake, big fat phonies. Just like your christian values, fake!

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                Re: Democrat Values
                Posted on: 2019-06-12 19:55:46   By: Anonymous
                 
                Ditto

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                  Re: Democrat Values
                  Posted on: 2019-06-12 20:06:06   By: Anonymous
                   
                  If the company next door to yours has a catastrophe that exceeds their workmans comp insurance, should your company make up the cost difference?

                  New York needs to take care of New York's problem.
                  If NY hadn't taxed all the conservatives out of the state they would of had some revenue producers still operating there.

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                    Re: Democrat Values
                    Posted on: 2019-06-12 20:41:09   By: Anonymous
                     
                    Hey rednecks, your old world is rapidly aging. Do us all a favor and die off quickly!

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                    Re: Democrat Values
                    Posted on: 2019-06-12 21:41:28   By: Anonymous
                     
                    And Calaveras should take care of Calaveras' problem? This county would go broke in minutes without Federal and State funds sourced from other richer localities. This county is filled with pure red conservatives and it is going broke.

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                      Re: Democrat Values
                      Posted on: 2019-06-13 14:06:12   By: Anonymous
                       
                      Profanity

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                        Re: Democrat Values
                        Posted on: 2019-06-13 17:37:00   By: Anonymous
                         
                        Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Most of us here care about each other regardless of party affiliation.

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                          Re: Democrat Values
                          Posted on: 2019-06-14 06:52:08   By: Anonymous
                           
                          Ironic, after the towers went down all you saw was bumper stickers, flags magnets on cars and t shirts up here. Oh but now it's a new york problem? So.. these very people now say it's only a new York problem. Then you were all just showing pride for your country as a showcase. It was all show, can't get any lower than that. You were all just full of s h I t . See your true colors shining through...let me guess good christians also? Lol another lie.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-06-12 20:32:39   By: Anonymous
 
Jon Stewart was right on target. If you were not there. If you did not loss someone. If you were not directly effected, then probably don't understand the depth of the issue.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-06-13 04:07:42   By: Anonymous
     
    Democrats voted down payments , instead used money for false investigations

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2019-06-13 11:00:31   By: Anonymous
       
      Fake news.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2019-06-13 14:05:01   By: Anonymous
       
      First responders from over 310 Congressional districts worked on the WTC and Pentagon rescue and recovery missions. This is a national problem, not just a local to New York workman's comp issue. Let's see if McConnell stalls this in the Senate too like the 100's of other bills he is obstructing.

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