1. Tuesday, October 14, 2008

    when jon stewart went on crossfire a few years ago 

    and called bs

    and ultimately singlehandedly took down that show and pretty much outted tucker for being a huge phoney, one of the things stewart was pleading for was for educated adult debates as opposed to a bukkake of talking points screamed from one side to another.

    there are many reasons why i admire my boss, but one reason is its very interesting to watch her listen to people, something you dont see often on television, and sadly one aspect of my personality that i need work on. not only do people simply wait for their turn to speak, but rarely do they seriously give the other person a chance to say what it is that they are thinking and then allow the conversation to go down that path.

    the translation of jujutsu is “the art of softness”. in the video above, watch how bro tries to pretend how he wants to have an educated, adult conversation but he really just wants to bash invisible enemies who he calls democrats. he admits the flaws of “his” party, resigns himself to the fact that the man who he is aligning himself to won’t probably win, and somehow tries to place blame on the young lady and how she has chosen to run her show.

    he says he doesnt appreciate her sarcasm and levity, among other things.

    as if her tone is as important as the wars his “party” has entered our nation into, the economic peril we as a planet are finding ourselves in, or the racism and hatred other members of his “party” are expressing upon the man who he himself is predicting will probably be our next president.

    as if that wasnt interesting enough, notice how she very softly uses almost every one of his attacks and turns them around at him. watch how he has to look down away from the camera. listen as he feels the need to raise his voice and interrupt her when he can sense her making a point. and then note how beautifully she subdues him and skewers him in the final exchange ultimately killing him with kindness and exemplifying precisely what it is to hold an adult conversation.

    she is the change-up, the slow-ball, the okie-doke

    and the victor in this round, son.