View Full Version : Stewart At His Very Best!

Gayle in MD
10-16-2009, 12:33 PM
Video link at bottom:

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">In 2005, Jamie Leigh Jones was gang-raped by her Halliburton/KBR co-workers while working in Iraq and locked in a shipping container for over a day to prevent her from reporting her attack. The rape occurred outside of U.S. criminal jurisdiction, but to add serious insult to serious injury she was not allowed to sue KBR because her employment contract said that sexual assault allegations would only be heard in private arbitration--a process that overwhelmingly favors corporations.

This year, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) proposed an amendment that would deny defense contracts to companies that ask employees to sign away the right to sue. It passed, but it wasn't the slam dunk Jon Stewart expected. Instead the amendment received 30 nay votes all from Republicans. "I understand we're a divided country, some disagreements on health care. How is ANYONE against this?" He asked.

He went on to show video of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) arguing that it's not the government's place to decide who the government does business with and juxtaposed that with Republican sentiment on how the government should deal with ACORN. "I guess it's an efficiency thing. You don't want to waste tax-payer money giving it to someone who advises fake prostitutes how to commit imaginary crimes, you want to give it to Halliburton because they're committing real gang rape."


10-16-2009, 12:36 PM
Stewart at his best is still an idiot.


10-16-2009, 12:43 PM
Gang raped and no criminal charges can be filed?
That's the really sad part of the story.

Gayle in MD
10-16-2009, 12:56 PM
It is really heart breaking to hear this young woman's story.

How ANY senator could have voted against this bill is beyond me!


10-16-2009, 01:58 PM
Not being very familiar with this case, I do have a lot of respect for Sen. Sessions and none for either Franken or Stewart so I would waste my time researching this accusation. Probably something trumped up to for a few laughs on a comedy show, as usual.