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Humour and politics July 24, 2016

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

Isaac Chotiner writing on Slate.com notes that Newt Gingrich’s speech at the Republican Convention was… shall we say… less than excellent.

Taking a page from his own playbook—which recommends expounding on things like Sharia, which he knows nothing about, and proposing Muslim Americans take a religious test that could potentially lead to deportation (to where?)—Gingrich brought up terrorist attack after terrorist attack with the droning consistency of Ferris Bueller’s apocryphal high-school lecturer.

Now that is interesting because those of us who like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and I am one of them, will probably be aware of the rather conservative views of director John Hughes but some will also be aware of the actor who played the high-school lecturer.

Step forward radical rightist and evolution denier…Ben Stein.

Oh yeah.

Good scene though.


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