Originating from KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles, The Jimmy Dore Show is an irreverent and humorous take on today’s headlines and hypocrites. The program skewers politicians as well as the corporate mouthpieces which make up today’s mainstream “news media.” Each and every week, The Jimmy Dore Show provides the unvarnished truth with a twist of funny.
Mitt Romney made the only mistake you can not make in politics, he accidentally told the truth. Of course I am speaking of the infamous 47% tape where he calls half the country “victims with an entitlement mentality who won’t take responsibility for their lives”. And then it gets really bad.
We have the Republican Presidential nominee sitting in with us for the entire show and he actually answers some of our questions about all of this. Mike MacRae, AMerica’s greatest impressionist, who does the best Mitt Romney impression in the country, thrills us for the hour and tempers all my anger for Mitt Romney with well timed jokes. Big thanks to Mike MacRae!
The Forbes Magazine named the 400 wealthiest Americans in their latest edition, and Mitt Romney was not on it. He got so angry that he had Bain buy the company, fire everyone, and gave all their wives cancer.
For some reason the Sunday news talk show all love to book LIz Cheney. I can understand why she is such a good “get”, seeing that she is the daughter of a war criminal, she is more than qualified to pontificate about everything.
Bill Oreilley calls and is a little drunk again. He is upset with our treatment of Romney and wants to straighten us out about it!
Mitt Romney caricature by DonkeyHotey
Mitt Romney sits in for the entire show! ANd we let him have it right off the bat with some jokes over his deft handling of the Lybian crisis. Plus Mitt tries to pretend he’s a regular person again by bragging that his wife Ann just bought him a 3-pack of shirts from Costco. Wow, turns out MItt doesn’t spend $800 on every shirt I buy, and he has the receipt to prove it! Of course he isn’t going to show you the receipt, that would just give the democrats more ammunition.
The chicago teachers union is strikingfor the first time in 25 years, and its not over money. Let me repeat that, it is
not over money. Which is surprising seeing that most people who go into teaching are doing it just for the money and prestige.
We take a look at the Chicago strike through the eyes of Bob Beckel, who is the resident democrat on the fox news panel, which means he’s not a liberal or a democrat. And turns out he doesn’t support teacher unions either. That is one hell of a democrat huh?
Plus Barack Obama gave a speech in which he promised to kill the people involved in the Lybia embassy attack. Now I guess I expect him to have to do that, but what makes it seem genuinely creepy is when thousands of people cheer it. I ask if we can plea stop cheering for killing other people sons and daughters.
I make the case that terrorists have fundamentally changed who we are as a people, and Barack Obama calls in to dispute and clarify. He makes the case that AMerican values will not be changed by acts of terror. And I agree with him. IN fact I was just bragging to a guy feeling me up at the airport about how tough Americans are and how we don’t let terrorists change us.
ANd the president calls in to explain what will happen if there is one more terrorist attack on America. (think Logan’s run)
Mitt Romney joins us for the first half hour! We got the Governor on the phone and he helps us break down the DNC coverage and his impression of the Democrats message.
We learn about Mitt’s other children and all his extra “draft Horse wives” who carried most of their them.
And Mitt gives us his customary swear off!
Kay Bailey Hutchinsonis not only a republican because her name sounds like a jewelry store, but because she is also suffers from Stockholm Syndrome. She is given the the impossible task of explaining why women should vote for Romney and the Republicans, and we make fun of it.
Solodad Obrienis turning out to be a real journalist who is setting a new standard for TV news people. I know what you are thinking: when did they have an “old standard”??? Maybe it is because the news media sucks so hard that Solodad Obrien asking an obvious question stands out like a sore thumb.
Tea Party Express Chairperson, Amy Kremer recently tweeted “We need a president that luv’s our country”. Now I’m no detective, but to me that sounds kind of like “dog whistle”politics. See, Obama is a secret Muslim foreigner and has black skin.
Solodad confronted her on what exactly she meant by that, and what follows is some of the most cringe worthy backpedaling by one of the most ill equipped ignoramus’s I’ve ever seen on a news show.
Bill Oreilley calls in to make us laugh in a sketch written by Frank Conniff.
Mike MacRae , the worlds greatest impressionist, is the voice of Mitt Romney, Tom Brokaw, and Bill Orielly
Mitt Romney Image courtesy of DonkeyHotey
Chris Hardball actually calls Mitt Romney out for his blatant race baiting, a truth that is obvious to everyone except news people. But Chris Hardball made the mistake of doing it in front of Tom Brokaw, who disagrees with him and quickly sets the journalistic universe right again with a million dollar false equivalency.
Then we get to witness a room full of
corporate assholes “newspeople”run from the truth at full speed, and manage to leave the viewer thinking that race baiting is somehow a problem that both parties have to deal with. Its the Fourth Estate at is worst, with the exception of Chris Hardball, as unusual as that may be.
Paul Ryan gave a speech that broke records for lying and misinformation. He was so egregious that even FOX NEWS debunked and humiliated him.
Mike MacRae cracks us up with a show favorite Chris Christie phone call, and Ron Paul calls into to explain his refusal to lend his full endorsement of Mitt Romeny and denounce his sone Rand. Both hilarious calls written by Frank Conniff!
Rep Todd Akin made the unforgivable mistake of telling the TRUTH about the Republican party, revealing they think rape victims are lying sluts.
Rep. Akin and the vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan espouse EXACTLY the same backward, ignorant, anti-women ideas. In fact together, they have even cosponsored abortion bills that use language like “Forcible Rape” that would make rape and incest victims carry their babies to term.
Akin has lifted the veil on the republican party and their neanderthal ideology. It’s clear they are seeking a government small enough to de-fund Planned Parenthood, but large enough to round up all the abortion doctors. Whats not new is that “Mr. Courage” Paul Ryan is now running away from his core convictions revealing his compete lack of character and cowardliness.
(The excellent caricature of Todd Akin provided by DonkeyHotey!)
Ron Paul is and ardent anti-abortionist who is no stranger to the shaming of pregnant rape victims. When Rep. Paul was questioned by Pierce Morgan what he would do if his grand-daughter became pregnant by a rape, and he responded by saying he would give her a shot of estrogen is it was an “Honest Rape”. So we get Rep. Paul on the phone to explain the differences between an “honest”and a “Dis-honest” rape. Another hilarious impression done by the best impressionist in America, the inimitable Mike MacRae!
Medicare has become a hot topic on the campaign trail ever since Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan as his Vice President. Ryan was dumb enough to put down in writing and propose in congress, a bill that would turn Medicare into a voucher program and shift costs to the elderly. It’s another part of Mitt Romney’s strategy to lose Florida.
The Republican planto deal with this problem is to bold and consistently lie about about it on national TV in an attempt to confuse the voters
about who is going to do what exactly to medicare. In fact, Romney and Ryan and their surrogates have been lying so blatantly and so boldly that they are making Solodad Obrien look like Edward R. Murrow.
The usual procedure is for politicians and political operatives to appear on NEWS shows, tell blatant false hoods and outright lies, and never get challenged or corrected. But Solodad Obrien didn’t get the memo. She actually corrects blatant lies and this confuses the party hacks who aren’t used to having their bullshit questioned on national TV.
Condoleeza Rice was allowed membership into Augusta National Golf CLub, ending their decades old policy of denying membership to War Criminals. Its being called a real achievement for civil rights. See women can join the bigoted and sexist club, all they have to do is spend 8 years doing the bidding of the Military Industrial Complex and they’re in!
With Frank Conniff, Steve Rosenfield, Stef Zamorano
Paul Ryan , Paul Ryan and then Paul Ryan, later we mention Paul Ryan and then we wrap up with a little Paul Ryan talk during the Paul Ryan round table about Paul Ryan.
We also talk about Paul Ryan and Paul Ryan’s proposed Paul Ryan budget to fix everything and screw over the poor and middle class while funneling money upward and pretending you are doing God’s work, Paul Ryan. .
The Paul Ryan budget is so bad that even the Catholics noticed. A group of Nuns think it is so “un-Catholic” that they organized a bus tour to spread the word. And the Catholic Bishops side withe the Nuns! You know, when you’ve lost the moral high ground to child molesters, maybe its a bad budget.
Ann Romney decided to show-off her angry- shitty side in an interview when addressing Mitt’s tax returns. She looked like she was trying to lock down the paranoid millionaire vote.
Mike MacRaedelights us with phone calls from Mitt Romney and John Boehner explaining his disgust for the “Knuckel-
draggers” in the Tea Party, two brilliant sketches written by Frank Conniff.
Rick Overton is also an Emmy Award winning writer and a very busy actor who most recently has been seen on NBC’
The Office and was in my favorite movie of all time “Ground Hog Day” with Bill Murray.
Cathy Ladman was winner of Female Comedian of the Year and most recently has been seen on
everyones favorite ”Mad Men”.
My thanks to both of them for adding much needed clarity & Hilarity.
With Frank Conniff, Steve Rosenfield, Stef Zamorano. And thanks to Robert Yasumurafor all the GREAT JOKES!
The Olympics are happening and I can not stop watching them, so we play some clips that show just how ridiculous the coverage has been.
And how ridiculous has it been? Well, did you know, according to Merideth Vierra, that the Queen of England has a “wicked sense of humor”? Yep, that was really said by someone being PAID to say things on television. Oh sure the Queen has a wicked sense of humor, but it doesn’t come out until after she’s had a few drinks and starts going off about the immigrants.
Twitter is being talked about non stop by the NBC announcers also. I find it kind of annoying when I am watching the most celebrated sporting event in the world, and announcers keep stressing the athletes Twitter followers to let us know just how important these games are. What did we do before twitter? How did we know things were important? The answer is –WE DIDN”T!
Donald Trump went on Gretta VanSusters show to announce that he is being honored by the Republican party of Florida as their “Statesman of The Year”. Of course, the Republicans’ idea of a “statesman” is any GOP politician who hasn’t been arrested in an airport men’s room.
Wow, Statesman of the Year. And that’s on top being the Douchebag of All Time. In this interview Trump puts on a display of neediness and insecurity that is embarrassing even by Trumps standards.
Harry Riedhas taken the gloves off and is making the charge that Romney has paid no taxes in the last 10 years. Of course Romney and the republicans are screaming bloody murder. And yes, it is kind of funny that the party that has been running around for the past 3 years asking to see the presidents “Long Form” birth certificate, college records,
passport records, has a problem when someone asks to see their nominee for presidents tax returns.
Even the media is confused by Harry Reid not backing down and have started to compare Reid to Sen. Joe McCarthy. Yeah, accusing someone of being a communist, blackballing them from employment and ruining lives is the same thing as asking a billionaire running for president to release his taxes. Another nice false equivalency by the mainstream media.
With Stef Zamorano, Steve Rosenfield and Carl Kozlowski.
Used to be we had a banking system that worked for everybody: citizens, investors, working people,
entrepreneurs and banks. But that was when the banks were sensibly regulated so they couldn’t be manipulated to benefit the few at the expense of the rest of us. You remember those days, before Bill Clinton turned the democrats into a bunch of corporate lap dogs and half the people in government weren’t completely bought yet.
Enter Sandy Weil. If you’ve never heard of Sandy Weill, he’s a former Chairman and CEO of Citigroup He actually created CitiGroup, the first Too Big Too Fail bank, in 1998 when he merged Travelor’s Group with Citicorp . . he was on Squawk Box recently, I assume, to explain how his plan for world domination was going swimmingly until James Bond ruined everything, blew up his secret lair and stole his wife. But he came on to tell everybody how deregulation the banks was just a mistake made by well intentioned people (who just happened to make an obscene fortune off their mistake).
Gore Vidal passed away last week and Steve Rosenfieldlaments the loss of all our “Mid-Centuryguys” in another one of his brilliant and often hilarious essays.
Tuesday’s with Moron is back and he’s upset about the intolerance of liberals over the Chick-fil-A wanting to deny gays equal rights.