The National  Memo Logo

Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

Monday, December 09, 2019 {{ new Date().getDay() }}

The great artists make their audiences wait. Muhammad Ali toyed with his lesser opponents, making sure ticket-buyers didn’t get a two-minute fight. Fans of Paul Thomas Anderson had to wait almost two hours for the “Jesse’s Girl” scene in Boogie Nights.

In this mesmerizing new rant from Trevor Noah, the comic deliberately warms up with a careful critique of conservatives’ simple-minded “solutions” to gun violence. Republicans tend to blame everything except guns, Noah points out…while talking about everything except Trump.

At the 4:27 mark the Daily Show host unloads an Uzi of vicious satire at the President, gasping in disbelief at Trump’s offensive remark about stopping the Parkland school shooter with bare hands. Starting with 45’s own words, Noah launches into an impression of Orange One that is so hilarious, yet so oddly moving, it may go down as the best of its era.

Click to witness Trevor knock out Trump like Clay knocking out Liston.

Start your day with National Memo Newsletter

Know first.

The opinions that matter. Delivered to your inbox every morning

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the MAGA movement and far-right Christian fundamentalists have downplayed its severity — inspiring critics to slam MAGA as a suicidal "death cult." Christian fundamentalist Joy Pullmann, in a shocking op-ed published by the far-right website The Federalist on the day of Gen. Colin Powell's death, argues that Christians should welcome death from COVID-19, like any other cause of death, as "a good thing." And she attacks the "pagan assumptions" of those who argue in favor of widespread vaccination.

"For Christians, death is good," Pullmann writes. "Yes, death is also an evil — its existence is a result of sin. But thanks be to God, Jesus Christ has redeemed even death. In his resurrection, Christ has transformed death into a portal to eternal life for Christians…. The Christian faith makes it very clear that death, while sad to those left behind and a tragic consequence of human sin, is now good for all who believe in Christ."

Keep reading... Show less

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Don Winslow, the author of several New York Times bestsellers, blasted Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) in a newly-released video shared on social media.

For months now, Manchin has positioned himself as one of the main roadblocks of President Joe Biden's proposed Build Back Better agenda, pushing back on key provisions including child tax credits and climate initiatives.

Keep reading... Show less
x
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}