"A note about creeps: these people are creeps! Sorry! Everyone is entitled to believe in whatever form of God or religion that they choose, and I don’t just mean that in the boilerplate “we live in America” way, but in the genuine, honestly that is what I believe way. Go for it! Good luck! I hope that it works and I hope that you are right! But as soon as you decide to publicly broadcast your religious belief system in an actual televised program, well then people get to react however they want to that, and the way I want to react to this is to point out that these people are creeps."
~ Gabe about fucking Michelle Bachmann fucking praying to end health care reform and more specifically the people around her.
"This is the classic Jon Stewart dilemma. Once a year, he goes on The O’Reilly Factor or Crossfire or whatever and he lets everyone have it, which is great, but while he lets everyone have it, he himself hides behind the “I’m just a comedian and my show should not be taken seriously” shield. That is a dumb shield and it is full of holes! Because no one cares more about what Jon Stewart has to say than Jon Stewart himself. That’s not a criticism in any way. I am just saying, let’s all own up to both our opinions as well as our hard-earned place in the conversation. Yes, Jon Stewart is a comedian, yes, The Daily Show is a comedy show, yes that means that it needs to be judged by very different criteria than anything on CNN or FOX News or any other ostensibly fact-based outlet. But that doesn’t mean that Jon Stewart isn’t working very hard to make sure people listen to what he has to say and take some of it to heart. One of the main reasons he and his show are successful is because he clearly has strong and thoughtful convictions about so many of the issues of which he makes light. Good! That’s a good thing! But so don’t pretend like it doesn’t matter or is trivial or unimportant or that it is somehow beside the point as soon as someone who disagrees with you dares to argue back."