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Sports: NBA To Crack Down On Verbally Abusive Fans (Video)

Okay. I’m for this. I mean, I would hear the old argument, “That’s what they get paid millions for… to put up with fans’ outbursts.” But I was ALSO a proponent of once your mouth ‘writes that check’ that 6’7″ brother you slurred should get to ‘cash you out court side’ (fines issued on a case-by-case basis, of course). I mean, hey, ALL speech is free… but no one is free from the consequences (just saying).

Nowadays, though, why don’t we just mandate some decorum on both sides. If you don’t think your seat was worth what you paid for it, don’t feel like you can “get your money’s worth” with hateful heckling. Nah, son. That day is done.

I especially like that even a ‘borrowed’ season ticket seat can be lost if the borrower acts out of pocket.

Only potentials issue I see: No ‘instant replay’ in the stands. A lifelong fan losing that season ticket seat for a ‘misheard statement’… well, taking that L would hurt a fan working for $50K a year way more than that athlete who earned $5MIL last year.

Let’s see how this plays out. Let those players play in [relative] peace from now on.

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It’s All About ‘Earth Over Mars’ & The Avengers For Hasan Minhaj On This ‘Deep Cuts’ (Video)

Hmm… Watching an Avengers movie is like eating McDonald’s… you feel everything AND nothing at the same time. Interesting, Hasan. Interesting take.

The latest Deep Cuts combines bonus footage from the most recent tapings that we thought you deserved to see. When asked whether or not we should colonize Mars, Hasan brings the conversation back to Earth and questions why certain billionaires don’t focus on saving our planet before looking to another one. He also has an important debate with Phoebe Robinson about Toaster Strudels versus Pop-Tarts, reveals the most interesting person he’s interviewed, and addresses one of his character flaws.
– Patriot Act

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Activism: James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass’ “What To The Slave Is 4th Of July?” Speech (Video)

Yeah. Here are some real ‘fireworks’ for the 4th for y’all. The historic, convicting words of Abolitionist Frederick Douglass; brought to life by living legend James Earl Jones.

In a Fourth of July holiday special, we hear the words of Frederick Douglass. Born into slavery around 1818, Douglass became a key leader of the abolitionist movement. On July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York, he gave one of his most famous speeches, “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro.” He was addressing the Rochester Ladies Antislavery Society. This is actor James Earl Jones reading the speech during a performance of historian Howard Zinn’s acclaimed book, “Voices of a People’s History of the United States.” He was introduced by Zinn.
– Democracy Now!

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Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Is On Top Of The Problems With The Increasing Popularity Of ‘Everest’ (Video)

Didn’t really think about it until last night’s “Last Week Tonight”… but Everest has become… well, passe. Wow.

Climbing Mount Everest has become dangerously popular. John Oliver explains why.
– Last Week Tonight

‘Fecal time bomb’ though. Eeewwww!

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Hasan Minhaj Welcomes Co-Host For The Day Phoebe Robinson To ‘Deep Cuts’ (Video)

Another ‘aaaaww’ moment: Hasan & Phoebe (one of the ‘2 Dope Queens’) share a ‘pirate’ hi-five. They chop it up on this outtake clip.

Comedian and co-host of ‘2 Dope Queens’ Phoebe Robinson stopped by Patriot Act for another special edition of Deep Cuts. Watch as Hasan and Phoebe talk about rewriting the rules of comedy by challenging its norms, why so many White guys feel the need to run for President, and what topic Phoebe would pick if she had to host an episode of Patriot Act.
– Patriot Act

Whoa wait WHAT? Phoebe did SHOTS with Michelle Obama??!!?? DOPE!

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On Malaysia, 1MDB, And Goldman Sachs (Video)

That’s right Chicago. Your parking meters are Muslim.

WTF??? Oh, it’s Hasan doing another Patriot Act ep. Haha!

So, it’s time to laugh, laugh some more and learn something from stand-up ‘Professor’ Minhaj!

On this segment from the latest episode of Patriot Act, Hasan examines the 1MDB sovereign wealth fund scandal in Malaysia, in which former prime minister Najib Razak has been accused of funneling millions of dollars from the country into his personal bank accounts. Traditionally used as a means of economic diversification by countries reliant on a single industry, sovereign wealth funds have come under scrutiny as financial organizations like Goldman Sachs and corrupt politicians have taken advantage of these large, mostly unregulated pools of money for their own gain. While Goldman Sachs continues to profit off of sovereign wealth funds in other countries, the bank is currently being investigated for its role in the 1MDB scandal, which could have lasting implications on the world of finance.
– Patriot Act

Where politics, pools of money, and worldwide finance intersect… There will be global scandal and damage. How can we laugh about stuff like that? Dunno, but Hasan always has a way doing it every time, doesn’t he?

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On Cricket Diplomacy And Cricket Corruption (Video)

Watching a ‘live-action Brooks Brothers catalog’ with your dad on the couch for five days straight. Haha! Okay, I feel for you and your torture memories, Hasan. But why is cricket an actual big thing the world over? We need to know. Show us, man, and welcome back!

On the latest episode of Patriot Act, Hasan takes a look at the history and politics behind one of the biggest sports in the world: cricket. With billions of fans scheduled to tune into the upcoming 2019 Cricket World Cup, Hasan examines how the game has evolved from a sport of British colonizers into a tool of diplomacy and a force for good despite recent scandals and corruption. Hasan also explores how cricket has especially grown in India due in part to the creation of the IPL, a flashy professional cricket league founded by the infamous Lalit Modi, and how that expansion has unfortunately come at the expense of the growth of cricket in other countries.

Beating the colonizers at their own game. I get that. Like James Naismith and today’s minority dominance of basketball.

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Stephen Colbert Speaks On Former U.S. Veep Joe Biden Is “Doin’ It Donkey Style” (Video)

Good title on the YouTube clip, ‘Joe Biden Is Making Donald Trump Nervous.’ Plus, this is hilarious for several other reasons. Welcome to Campaign 2020, Uncle Joe!

Joe Biden kicked off his 2020 campaign with a rally on Monday. And Donald Trump was watching.
– The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

President Trump might need to keep worrying about ‘Sleepy Joe.’ He is ‘woke’ and ready for the fight!

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Cory Booker Speaks On Running For President, Getting Things Done For His Constituents & His Feelings For Rosario Dawson (Video)

Why should we consider Cory Booker as a serious contender for the U.S. Presidency? Well, she ‘convinced’ Rosario Dawson to join his team… on the campaign trail AND as his lady friend. Yep, took her right from Bernie Sanders’ campaign (she was really on the #FeelTheBern team) AND from Luke Cage (haha)!

In one of his best interviews yet after announcing his intentions to run for President, Senator Cory Booker sat down with Ebro In The Morning to discuss some of the issues he plans to tackle, plus confronts Rosenberg on questions about being too close to corporate entities, and Wall Street.

He also discusses his relationship with Rosario Dawson, why he made some decisions as mayor of Newark, impeaching Trump, reparations, plans to give every American $1000 every month, and he defends the narrative of “what Democrats have done for me?

– HOT 97

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Dear Fox News: Bernie Sanders Did NOT Create Socialism. Don’t Blame Him. Blame… (Video)

When it comes to socialism I don’t blame Uncle Bernie. I blame Aunt Becky… You had everything. Why cheat?

Bwaahahaaa! Blame it on yourselves, rich people. Out here ‘Tokyo Drifting’ with your d!cks out. Neal is a certifiable FOOL for this! And he makes some good points.

Fox News may blame Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders for socialism’s increasing popularity, but Neal Brennan thinks it’s clearly due to rich people’s endless greed.
– The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

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Hasan Responds: How Does He Have So Much Energy For His ‘Patriot Act’ Episodes? (Video)

Think Hasan Minhaj is ‘too amped’ on stage? HA! You don’t know the half…

Hasan has seen so many comments online wondering how he has so much energy on stage, but the reality is he actually has to tone things down. Watch as Hasan takes us through his daily routine at normal energy levels.
– Patriot Act

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Hasan Responds: Does Patriot Act Use A Laugh Track? (Video)

Baaahahaa! Here’s one that the haters might not even get. Jab at ‘Patriot Act’ on the low, like the show is not hilarious AND relevant. And Minhaj and crew take a not-so-subliminal poke back at you.

Laugh track. Ummm… His name is Kevin. Show some respect. HA!

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Stephen Colbert Reveals President Trump’s Obamacare Replacement Strategy: The Plan Is No Plan (Video)

‘Brevity is the soul of wit’… and he is evidently witless.

Hahahaaa! Gotta laugh to keep from crying. If we lose the Affordable Healthcare we have, guess what we get in its place. No, seriously, guess. Because I don’t know. I’m hoping maybe you (or somebody, like the current administration) might. In the meantime, who wants a free ‘mermogerm’ though?

On healthcare, not only doesn’t Trump have a plan. He doesn’t have a plan TO MAKE a plan.
– The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Yeah, but bet your pockets he plans to be on Twitter tonight (and every night)!

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Last Week Tonight With John Oliver On The ‘WWE’ (Video)

‘Last Week Tonight’ is such a brilliant mix of comedy and chat on serious matters. Perfect for covering what happens in the pro wrestling industry, in WWE in particular. Full disclosure: I love wrestling, too.

John Oliver discusses how the WWE takes care of its wrestlers — and how it doesn’t.
– Last Week Tonight

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Hasan Minhaj’s Shares What He Misses From ‘The Daily Show’ (Video)

More than a couple of ‘aww’ moments on this behind-the-scenes short from the Patriot Act set. Still funny though.

On this episode of Deep Cuts, Hasan reminisces about one thing he misses from his time at ‘The Daily Show,’ discusses the lessons he hopes to pass, or not pass, onto his daughter, and takes time to console a fan who just got out of a long term relationship.

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On Hip-Hop And Streaming (Video)

Great show on the impact of Hip-Hop… on Hasan himself and the world!

On the latest episode of Patriot Act, Hasan dissects how the rise of music streaming on platforms like YouTube, Spotify, and SoundCloud has influenced the sound, reach, and impact of modern day Hip-Hop. While streaming technology has led to the commercial viability of SoundCloud rappers, it is simultaneously enabling rap as a viable form of protest against oppressive regimes around the world.
– Patriot Act

Get your laughs, but pay attention and learn something. ‘Professor’ Minhaj is always teaching with his humor.

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Hasan Minhaj’s Insights On The College Admissions Scandal (Video)

Ha! Hasan goes in on the whole Aunt Becky buys her daughter’s way into college scandal. We won’t be talking about this for much longer, but we should get our full chuckle on while the story lasts. Thanks Hasan!

Hasan shares his thoughts on the ‘Operation Varsity Blues’ college admissions scandal and how it relates to the issues surrounding legacy admissions at universities. He then admits to the most embarrassing comment a relative has left on his social media, and who would play him in a Bollywood film.
– Patriot Act

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On Indian Elections (Video)

Baaaahahaaa! That montage at the beginning is everything! But sorry family, Hasan Minhaj is DOING his show on politics in India. No matter the risk.

On the latest episode of Patriot Act, Hasan analyzes the current state of politics in India and what it means to him as an Indian-American, with a focus on the country’s upcoming elections. With around 900 million voters, India has the largest and one of the most complex democracies in the world. Hasan discusses how recent conflicts with Pakistan, widespread economic issues under current Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a resurgence of Hindu nationalism, and corruption scandals amongst major political parties in the country will play a role in determining the future, and the identity, of India.
– Patriot Act

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Hasan Minhaj’s Insights On Whether NCAA Athletes Should Get Paid And Tupac Vs. Biggie (Video)

NCAA is a nonprofit. Okay. That does not pay taxes. Okay. And they made a BILLION dollars??? Wait, WHAT??!! Why are athletes NOT getting paid again?

As March Madness approaches, Hasan asks the audience whether or not they think student-athletes should be paid, especially after Zion Williamson’s recent injury that could have ended his NCAA career. He also shares his most interesting memory from India and who his favorite rapper is between Tupac and Biggie.
– Patriot Act

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Hasan Minhaj’s Insights On The 2020 Election & On Who Should (And Should Not) Run [Video]

What is the monetary amount where your soul turns?

Hmm… deep question for Deep Cuts, where it looks like they string together Hasan’s outtakes and musings outside the sets he does for Patriot Act. Gotta catch more of these.

In the newest Deep Cuts, Hasan weighs in on the current 2020 election candidates, including former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, and whether or not billionaires should be allowed to run for president. He then presents a litmus test for determining at what level of wealth one’s soul turns from good to evil.
– Patriot Act

Good Q&A session.

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