arma virumque cano (et alia)
I know this clip is old, but do you think he's changed . . . You tell me--just over a month ago, he referred to the NRA as "a group of reasonable people," and acknowledged being wrong about them in the past.I believe Mr. Stewart when he says he's trying to cut through all the bullshit--all the vitriolic shouting past each other, so we can get to real solutions, that everyone can live with.I don't imagine he has become, or will become, a gun rights advocate, but I think he has started to realize that "gun control" fails both of his requirements, in that it is not a real solution, and in that it's too divisive. In picking his battles, I think he sees this one as a dumb choice.
Plus you have to remember that he is still a comedian- so if there is a good “gun nuts” joke to be told, he’ll still go for the laughs.
Yes, indeed, he's a comedian, a lefty comedian. I think Zorro is reading too much into that Oprah interview. Let's keep an eye out for the next clue.
Jadefool's Biggest (Only?) Cheerleader:I think Zorro is reading too much into that Oprah interview.That's certainly quite possible--wouldn't be the first time that I've been undone by an excessively optimistic assessment of someone's rationality.I'll still be surprised if he even bothers to acknowledge Helmke's aggrieved bellyaching. The Brady Bunch's relevance has declined to the point that they can be safely ignored even in "lefty" circles.