March 5th, 2014 | by Rhonda Winter
The US Farm Bill has proposed cutting 8.7 billion dollars in food aid, even though more families than ever before are struggling to just barely survive. However, Jon Stewart has done a superb job of illuminating the hilarious inanity of these cruel political actions
April 12th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter
Rachel Maddow highlighted a satirical commercial featuring Exxon that is especially funny, because the bizarre scenario that it depicts is actually strangely close to reality. Comedian Andy Cobb is presented as a spokesperson for the corporate oil giant's newest method of petroleum delivery, flooding your neighborhood streets and lawns directly with their viscous toxic crude
February 24th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter
This week's inspired sermon from climate change activist Reverend Billy Talen highlights our interconnectedness, and the power inherent in sharing. The charismatic leader of the Church of Stop Shopping deftly weaves links between the extinct golden toad, the pope, our emerging gift economy, exuberant joy and hope for our future.
February 8th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter
"I just want everyone to know that my decision not to serve a second term as Energy Secretary has absolutely nothing to do with the allegations made in this week’s edition of the Onion. While I’m not going to confirm or deny the charges specifically, I will say that clean, renewable solar power is a growing source of U.S. jobs and is becoming more and more affordable, so it’s no surprise that lots of Americans are falling in love with solar."
November 17th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter
The Yes Men are brilliant satirical social activists who are adept at political impersonations, hoax interviews and using humor to highlight the absurdity of entrenched destructive corporate influence. The group is now making a documentary entitled: The Yes Men are Revolting. The movie chronicles some of the group's clever disruptive actions, focusing on impending climate change disasters in store for our planet if we all continue to do nothing.
November 2nd, 2012 | by Reverend Billy
Climate Change town crier and leader of the Church of Stop Shopping, Reverend Billy, describes the enormity of Sandy's death and destruction in New York neighborhoods. He also explains that the global warming tipping point has already been reached, and that NOW is the time for radical change
October 23rd, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter
One of my favorite political cartoonists, Matt Bors, has just launched a Kickstarter project to help fund the publication of his first collection of work, entitled "Life Begins at Incorporation". The full color 225 page collection will group the best of his comics together with humorous essays on a wide variety of topics, ranging from the 1% doctrine and terror drones, to Afghanistan and inept politicians confused and befuddled by mysterious lady parts
October 12th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter
So much of the language in political debates just sounds like nonsense bloviating. Many candidates repeatedly do not even attempt to answer questions, instead spewing only meaningless phrases and empty irrelevant soundbites. For me, the most bizarrely accurate analysis of the last presidential debate was provided by Bad Lip Reading. Their nonsensical imagined debate script somehow perfectly captures the truly absurd essence of contrived election campaign theater
September 21st, 2012 | by Brett Gustafson
Curious about how Voter ID laws will affect your state? Let Sarah Silverman, in her raunchy comedienne ways, explain this draconian strategy
September 15th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter
The group Full Frontal Freedom is trying to make voting and political awareness sexy. These clever activists use satirical humor to help inspire citizens to register to vote, and to develop a passion for being more politically active in our democratic process. They have created a number of hilarious videos highlighting a variety of socially relevant topics, ranging from anti-bullying efforts and queer acceptance, to the celebration of proud free American vaginas
September 13th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter
At the conclusion of a recent press conference that Mitt Romney gave to double down on his factually inaccurate and grossly inappropriate comments concerning the deadly embassy attacks, the Republican flashed the crowd a smug grin as he turned away from the podium. When I first saw the video, I actually rewound and replayed the footage a few times, because I could not believe the incredible defiant arrogance so thickly dripping from Romney's face. And just a few hours later, a new online meme was born
August 31st, 2012 | by Brett Gustafson
Rape is no laughing matter. According to the Department of Justice, in the United States someone is raped every 2 minutes. But with such a serious issue, sometimes satire can be a useful tool to help us address these violent crimes happening within our communities