September 16, 2013 - Andrew Bacevich

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Stephen honors the Lehman Brothers, pundits criticize government "moochers," Miss America receives racist comments, and Andrew Bacevich shares his book, "Breach of Trust."

>> TONIGHT ARE AMERICANSABUSE THE SOCIAL SAFETY NET?

AND I CAN BE THE ONE THATLOADS THEM NOT SOCIAL SAFETY

CANON?

THEN CONTROVERSY AT THE MISSAMERICA PAGEANT, MISS NORTH

DAKOTA'S TALENT WAS FRACKING.

AND MY GUEST ANDREW BACEVICHIS A RETIRED ARMY COLONEL

WHO BELIEVES IN MANDATORYNATIONAL SERVICE.

I WILL DODGE THE INTERVIEWBY FLEEING TO CANADA.

(LAUGHTER)NPR IS CUTTING ITS STAFF BY

10%, SO ENGINE-- ENJOY THISEDITION OF WIT WAIT, DON'T

FIRE ME.

THIS IS THE COLBERT REPORT Captioning sponsored by

COMEDY CENTRAL( THEME SONG PLAYING )

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>> Stephen: WELCOME TO THE

REPORT, EVERYONE.

>> STEPHEN, STEPHEN,STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

>> Stephen: GOOD TO HAVE YOUWITH US, IN HERE, OUT THERE,

ALL AROUND THE WORLD.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, NATION!

YOU MAY NOT REMEMBER BUT IDO.

FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY LEHMANBROTHERS FILED FOR

BANKRUPTCY TRIGGERING THEWORST FINANCIAL FINANCIAL

CRISIS SINCE THE GREATDEPRESSION.

BET YOU ALL HAD FORGOTTEN.

BUT I EVEN GOT YOU A CAKE.

THERE YOU GO.

IT'S A, IT'S ACTUALLY ABUNCH OF CAKE, SOME FRESH,

SOME SPOILED.

BUNDLED INTO A LARGER CAKEDERIVATIVE, ALL RIGHT.

NOW FAIR WARNING THERE MIGHTBE SOME POOP IN THERE TOO.

(LAUGHTER)BUT IT'S MOSTLY CAKE.

NOW FOLKS, IT FEELS LIKEONLY YESTERDAY THAT BANKS

WERE TAKING UNETHICAL RISKSWITH EVERYONE'S MONEY

BECAUSE THEY WERE ALSO DOINGIT YESTERDAY.

(LAUGHTER)BUT AMERICA IS DEFINED BY

ITS RESILIENT-- RESILIENCE.

NO MATTER WHAT MISTAKES WEMAKE, WE PICK OURSELVES UP,

WE DUST OURSELVES OFF ANDCOME TOGETHER WITH THE

COURAGE TO DENY THAT WE EVERMADE A MISTAKE.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)THESE PEOPLE GET IT IT'S

LIKE THAT OLD SAYING ABOUTWHATEVER IT IS YOU ARE

SUPPOSED TO DO WITH HISTORY,I FORGET.

THE POINT IS AMERICA'SECONOMY IS BACK.

THE DOW IS REACHING RECORDHIGHS.

THE HOUSING MARKET ISREBOUNDING.

THE AUTO INDUSTRY EXISTS.

AND EVEN YOUNG PEOPLE AREFINDING GOOD JOBS IN

CONSTRUCTION.

AND FOLKS, THIS IS GOOD FOREVERYONE.

AS THEY SAY, A RISING TIDELIFTS ALL BOATS.

ALSO, BUY A BOAT OR YOU'LLDROWN.

BECAUSE 9-- 95% OF INCOMEGAINS SINCE THE RECOVERY

HAVE GONE TO THE TOP 1%.

BUT-- I KNOW, I WANT TOCHEER TOO.

(LAUGHTER)BUT DON'T FRET NOT RICH

PEOPLE.

YOU WILL GET YOUR SHAREBECAUSE OUR ECONOMY IS LIKE

A PYRAMID, OKAY.

WE RICH ARE AT THE PEAK ANDSOON THE MONEY WILL START

TRICKLING DOWN TO YOU PEOPLESO BE PATIENT.

AND IF YOU ARE'S GOOD, YOUCAN BE BURIED WITH ME IN MY

PYRAMID.

(LAUGHTER)SO IF YOU ARE'S A MIDDLE

CLASS AMERICAN, WONDERINGWHERE ALL THE MONEY IN THIS

RECOVERY WENT, DON'T WORRY,IT'S IN GOOD HANDS.

(LAUGHTER)LIVING WITH ME NOW.

BY THE WAY THE MONEY SAYSHI!

IT WANTS YOU TO KNOW THATIT'S HAPPY NOW AND IT WANTS

YOU TO BE HAPPY TOO, BUT YOUHAVE TO MOVE ON.

BECAUSE IT'S NOT COMINGBACK.

IN FACT, IT'S GONE TO A FARMUPSTATE.

IN THAT I USED IT TO BUY ALARGE FARM UPSTATE.

BUT FOLKS, JUST BECAUSE THEYDON'T HAVE ANY MONIES,

DOESN'T MEAN I DON'T BELIEVEIN THE AMERICAN MIDDLE

CLASS.

THEY ARE THE GREATEST PEOPLEGOD EVER PUT ON THIS EARTH

WHO GIVEN HALF A CHANCETHERE SUCK THE GOVERNMENT'S

TEET UNTIL IT IS AS SCHRIFFELED AS A BALLOON IN

FEBRUARY.

LOOK AT LAST MPT'S JOBREPORT, THE SHARE OF

AMERICANS WHO ARE EITHERLOOK WORKING OR LOOKING FOR

WORK IS AT ITS LOWEST LEVELSINCE 1978.

BACK THEN THE ONLY GROWTHINDUSTRIES FROM $6 MILLION

MANTECH SUPPORT, DISCO FEVERVACCINE RESEARCHER, AND

FARRAH FAWCETT POSTERSQUEEGEE MEN.

AND I AM NOT THE ONLY PERSONWHOSE JOB IT IS TO CRITICIZE

PEOPLE WHO ARE OUT OF A JOB.

>> AKA THE TAKERS AREEXPLODING WHILE THE LABOR

FORCE, AKA THE MAKERS AREIMPLODING.

>> IN A NATION OF HANDOUTS,WHO REALLY NEEDS A JOB.

THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE SIGNINGUP FOR FOOD STAMPS INCREASED

BY AN AVERAGE OF 11,000 PERDAY THROUGHOUT THE OBAMA

YEARS.

>> MORE PEOPLE ARE GETTINGFOOD STAMPS, CELL PHONES,

HOUSING ASSISTANCE, RENTALASSISTANCE, HEATING

ASSISTANCE, YOU NAME IT.

>> I NAME IT?

OH, OH, I LOVE MAKE YOUR OWNNEWS, ALL RIGHT.

FREE MARSHMALLOW PEEPS,SILLY STRAWS, ROLLS OF TIN

FOIL, HOT TUB FULL OFCARAMEL, MAGICAL

TALKING-- THERE IS NO LIMITTO THE AMOUNT OF STUFF I CAN

IMAGINE THEY GET FOR FREE.

THE POINT IS-- (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: THE POINT IS,THE POINT IS I des PIECE

THESE MOOCHERS BECAUSE THEYDONE EVEN HAVE THE DECENCY

TO des PIECE THEMSELVES.

AND THAT FACT BRINGS US TOTONIGHT'S WORD.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)FOLKS, UNDER BARACK OBAMA

ENTITLEMENT PROGRAMS LIKEFOOD STAMPS HAVE EXPLODED.

BUT I REMEMBER A TIME WHENNEEDY AMERICANS DIDN'T

FLAUNT THEIR LACK OF WEALTH.

>> LISTEN, I KNOW THERE IS ABIG THING TRYING TO

DESTIGMATIZE FOOD STAMPS BUTTHE GOOD PART ABOUT THE

STIGMA IS IT ACTUALLY DOESSERVE AS AN IMPETUS TO GET

PEOPLE OFF OF IT.

>> THIS EXPLOSION OFENTITLEMENTS, AND THE SENSE

OF SHAME IS GONE.

>> THERE IS NO SHAME ANYMORE.

>> SHOULDN'T THERE BE ATLEAST SOME STIGMA?

>> IT USED TO BE THATSOMEBODY WAS ON FOOD STAMPS,

IT WAS LAKE HEY, THEY'RE ONFOOD STAMPS, YOU KNOW, LOSER.

>> Stephen: YEAH.

(LAUGHTER)IT'S LIKE CHRIST SAID,

BLESSED ARE THE MEEK BUTWHAT A BUNCH OF, YOU KNOW,

LOSERS.

(LAUGHTER)(APPLAUSE)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)AND IT'S NOT JUST PEOPLE TOO

LAZY TO WORK WHO ARE GAMINGTHE SYSTEM.

IT'S ALSO PEOPLE TOO INJUREDTO WORK.

>> THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLECLAIMING DISABILITY NOW.

>> AND YOU KNOW WHAT CAN BECONSIDERED DISABILITY THESE

DAYS AND GET SSI AT THE AGEOF 40 OR 50, YOUR BACK HURTS

OR YOU HAVE A MOOD DISORDER.

NOW THESE THINGS DID NOTEXIST WHEN WE WERE COMING

UP.

>> A MOOD DISORDER?

>> Stephen: A MOOD DISORDER?

I MEAN WHO HAS A MOODDISORDER?

[BLEEP] DO IT RIGHT!

NOW WAIT A SECOND-- (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: WAIT A SECOND.

TECHNICALLY THAT'S NOT AMOOD DISORDER, THAT'S A MOOD

SUPERPOWER.

(LAUGHTER)BUT FOLKS-- YOU KNOW WHAT,

THAT, ALL OF THAT, THAT'SJUST TALK.

ONE CRUSADER IN PORTLAND,OREGON, IS TAKING ACTION.

WORKING ALONE, LIKE ALLGREAT AMERICAN HEROES.

YOU'RE BATMAN, YOU'REIRONMAN.

AND FOLKS-- (LAUGHTER)

>> THIS, THIS NEW SUPERHERODOES NOT FLY, HE FLIERS.

>> PORTLAND POLICE ARE NOWLOOKING INTO THE FLIERS

FOUND AROUND PORTLANDNEIGHBORHOODS THAT ARE

THREATENING PEOPLE WITHDISABILITIES.

AT LEAST 75 PEOPLE HAVEGOTTEN THOSE FLYERS AND 14

NEIGHBORHOODS.

NOW THE FLYER CLAIMS THOSEWITH DISABILITIES THREATEN

DEMOCRACY BY ACCEPTINGGOVERNMENT BENEFITS WHILE

VOTING.

>> Stephen: YEAH, YOU SEE,IF YOU GET DISABILITY AND

YOU VOTE, YOU MIGHT VOTE TOKEEP YOUR DISABILITY.

IT'S SIMPLE.

IT'S THE SAME WAY-- IT'S THESAME WAY THAT IF YOU ARE'S

ON FIRE AND YOU VOTE, YOUMIGHT VOTE TO KEEP THE FIRE

DEPARTMENT.

(LAUGHTER)BUT FOLKS, THE FLYERS DON'T

JUST IDENTIFY THE DISABILITYPROBLEM.

THEY PROMISE TO IDENTIFY THEDISABILITY PEOPLE, JIM?

>> THE AUTHOR SUGGESTS THATRECEIVING BENEFITS MAKES

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ATHREAT TO THE REPUBLIC, AND

THEN WITH WHAT THE CITY SAYSIS AN UNDERLYING TONE OF

VIOLENCE, THE AUTHOR STATESTHAT THE NAMES OF PEOPLE WHO

ARE DISABLED IN THENEIGHBORHOOD ARE NOW BEING

POSTED WHERE THEY CAN BESEEN BY TAXPAYERS.

>> Stephen: AND TO SET ANEXAMPLE OF TRANSPARENCY AND

ACCOUNTABILITY, THIS HEROSIGNED USING HIS REAL NAME,

ARTEMUS OF THE WILDLANDS.

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: I DON'T KNOW.

I ASSUME THAT IS HIS REALNAME.

NOW FOLKS, I WILL TELL YOUWHAT, I THINK ARTIE IS

RIGHT.

WE NEED TO KNOW NAMESBECAUSE SOMETIMES I CAN'T

TELL WHO'S DISABLED BYLOOKING AT THEM.

AND THAT'S WHY THIS HERO ISGOING TO NAME NAMES SO THE

NEIGHBORHOOD CAN DECIDE WHOIS TRULY DISABLED.

I MEAN YEAH, WHAT DO THEDOCTOR WAS DIAGNOSE THEM

KNOW.

I WANT A SECOND OPINION FROMTHE OLD GUY WHO WAVES AT

TRAFFIC.

IT'S LIKE, THINK OF IT LIKETHIS, IT'S LIKE WE'RE ALL

JOINING NEIGHBORHOOD WATCHCALLING THE POLICE TO REPORT

A SUSPICIOUS CAR.

BUT FOR THE RECORD, I DON'TWANT TO BE COLD HEARTED

ABOUT THIS.

THESE DISABLED DESERVE MORETHAN A SNAP JUDGEMENT WHICH

IS WHY COMMUNITIES SHOULDAPPLY A STANDARDIZED TEST BY

THROWING THE DISABLED IN THERIVER.

NOW-- IF, IT WORKS LIKETHIS.

IF THEY DROWNED, IF THEYDROWN WE KNOW THEY WERE

DISABLED.

AND DESERVED EVERY PENNY OFGOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE THAT

SADLY THEY NO LONGER NEED INTHEIR WATERY GRAVE.

NOW BUT IF, IF THEY DON'TDROWN, IF THEY DON'T DROWN

THEY WERE MAKING IT AND WESHOULD BURN THEM AT THE

STAKE.

NOW I KNOW-- I KNOW ITSOUNDS A LITTLE DRASTIC BUT

FOLKS, WHEN YOU'RE DEALINGWITH PEOPLE WHO FEEL NO

SHAME, SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TOBE SHAMELESS.

AND THAT'S THE WORD.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>> Stephen: WELCOME TO THE

REPORT, EVERYONE.

>> STEPHEN, STEPHEN,STEPHEN!

>> Stephen: GOOD TO HAVE YOUWITH US, IN HERE, OUT THERE,

ALL AROUND THE WORLD.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, NATION!

YOU MAY NOT REMEMBER BUT IDO.

FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY LEHMANBROTHERS FILED FOR

BANKRUPTCY TRIGGERING THEWORST FINANCIAL FINANCIAL

CRISIS SINCE THE GREATDEPRESSION.

BET YOU ALL HAD FORGOTTEN.

BUT I EVEN GOT YOU A CAKE.

THERE YOU GO.

IT'S A, IT'S ACTUALLY ABUNCH OF CAKE, SOME FRESH,

SOME SPOILED.

BUNDLED INTO A LARGER CAKEDERIVATIVE, ALL RIGHT.

NOW FAIR WARNING THERE MIGHTBE SOME POOP IN THERE TOO.

(LAUGHTER)BUT IT'S MOSTLY CAKE.

NOW FOLKS, IT FEELS LIKEONLY YESTERDAY THAT BANKS

WERE TAKING UNETHICAL RISKSWITH EVERYONE'S MONEY

BECAUSE THEY WERE ALSO DOINGIT YESTERDAY.

(LAUGHTER)BUT AMERICA IS DEFINED BY

ITS RESILIENT-- RESILIENCE.

NO MATTER WHAT MISTAKES WEMAKE, WE PICK OURSELVES UP,

WE DUST OURSELVES OFF ANDCOME TOGETHER WITH THE

COURAGE TO DENY THAT WE EVERMADE A MISTAKE.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)THESE PEOPLE GET IT IT'S

LIKE THAT OLD SAYING ABOUTWHATEVER IT IS YOU ARE

SUPPOSED TO DO WITH HISTORY,I FORGET.

THE POINT IS AMERICA'SECONOMY IS BACK.

THE DOW IS REACHING RECORDHIGHS.

THE HOUSING MARKET ISREBOUNDING.

THE AUTO INDUSTRY EXISTS.

AND EVEN YOUNG PEOPLE AREFINDING GOOD JOBS IN

CONSTRUCTION.

AND FOLKS, THIS IS GOOD FOREVERYONE.

AS THEY SAY, A RISING TIDELIFTS ALL BOATS.

ALSO, BUY A BOAT OR YOU'LLDROWN.

BECAUSE 9-- 95% OF INCOMEGAINS SINCE THE RECOVERY

HAVE GONE TO THE TOP 1%.

BUT-- I KNOW, I WANT TOCHEER TOO.

(LAUGHTER)BUT DON'T FRET NOT RICH

PEOPLE.

YOU WILL GET YOUR SHAREBECAUSE OUR ECONOMY IS LIKE

A PYRAMID, OKAY.

WE RICH ARE AT THE PEAK ANDSOON THE MONEY WILL START

TRICKLING DOWN TO YOU PEOPLESO BE PATIENT.

AND IF YOU ARE'S GOOD, YOUCAN BE BURIED WITH ME IN MY

PYRAMID.

(LAUGHTER)SO IF YOU ARE'S A MIDDLE

CLASS AMERICAN, WONDERINGWHERE ALL THE MONEY IN THIS

RECOVERY WENT, DON'T WORRY,IT'S IN GOOD HANDS.

(LAUGHTER)LIVING WITH ME NOW.

BY THE WAY THE MONEY SAYSHI!

IT WANTS YOU TO KNOW THATIT'S HAPPY NOW AND IT WANTS

YOU TO BE HAPPY TOO, BUT YOUHAVE TO MOVE ON.

BECAUSE IT'S NOT COMINGBACK.

IN FACT, IT'S GONE TO A FARMUPSTATE.

IN THAT I USED IT TO BUY ALARGE FARM UPSTATE.

BUT FOLKS, JUST BECAUSE THEYDON'T HAVE ANY MONIES,

DOESN'T MEAN I DON'T BELIEVEIN THE AMERICAN MIDDLE

CLASS.

THEY ARE THE GREATEST PEOPLEGOD EVER PUT ON THIS EARTH

WHO GIVEN HALF A CHANCETHERE SUCK THE GOVERNMENT'S

TEET UNTIL IT IS AS SCHRIFFELED AS A BALLOON IN

FEBRUARY.

LOOK AT LAST MPT'S JOBREPORT, THE SHARE OF

AMERICANS WHO ARE EITHERLOOK WORKING OR LOOKING FOR

WORK IS AT ITS LOWEST LEVELSINCE 1978.

BACK THEN THE ONLY GROWTHINDUSTRIES FROM $6 MILLION

MANTECH SUPPORT, DISCO FEVERVACCINE RESEARCHER, AND

FARRAH FAWCETT POSTERSQUEEGEE MEN.

AND I AM NOT THE ONLY PERSONWHOSE JOB IT IS TO CRITICIZE

PEOPLE WHO ARE OUT OF A JOB.

>> AKA THE TAKERS AREEXPLODING WHILE THE LABOR

FORCE, AKA THE MAKERS AREIMPLODING.

>> IN A NATION OF HANDOUTS,WHO REALLY NEEDS A JOB.

THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE SIGNINGUP FOR FOOD STAMPS INCREASED

BY AN AVERAGE OF 11,000 PERDAY THROUGHOUT THE OBAMA

YEARS.

>> MORE PEOPLE ARE GETTINGFOOD STAMPS, CELL PHONES,

HOUSING ASSISTANCE, RENTALASSISTANCE, HEATING

ASSISTANCE, YOU NAME IT.

>> I NAME IT?

OH, OH, I LOVE MAKE YOUR OWNNEWS, ALL RIGHT.

FREE MARSHMALLOW PEEPS,SILLY STRAWS, ROLLS OF TIN

FOIL, HOT TUB FULL OFCARAMEL, MAGICAL

TALKING-- THERE IS NO LIMITTO THE AMOUNT OF STUFF I CAN

IMAGINE THEY GET FOR FREE.

THE POINT IS-- (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: THE POINT IS,THE POINT IS I des PIECE

THESE MOOCHERS BECAUSE THEYDONE EVEN HAVE THE DECENCY

TO des PIECE THEMSELVES.

AND THAT FACT BRINGS US TOTONIGHT'S WORD.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)FOLKS, UNDER BARACK OBAMA

ENTITLEMENT PROGRAMS LIKEFOOD STAMPS HAVE EXPLODED.

BUT I REMEMBER A TIME WHENNEEDY AMERICANS DIDN'T

FLAUNT THEIR LACK OF WEALTH.

>> LISTEN, I KNOW THERE IS ABIG THING TRYING TO

DESTIGMATIZE FOOD STAMPS BUTTHE GOOD PART ABOUT THE

STIGMA IS IT ACTUALLY DOESSERVE AS AN IMPETUS TO GET

PEOPLE OFF OF IT.

>> THIS EXPLOSION OFENTITLEMENTS, AND THE SENSE

OF SHAME IS GONE.

>> THERE IS NO SHAME ANYMORE.

>> SHOULDN'T THERE BE ATLEAST SOME STIGMA?

>> IT USED TO BE THATSOMEBODY WAS ON FOOD STAMPS,

IT WAS LAKE HEY, THEY'RE ONFOOD STAMPS, YOU KNOW, LOSER.

>> Stephen: YEAH.

(LAUGHTER)IT'S LIKE CHRIST SAID,

BLESSED ARE THE MEEK BUTWHAT A BUNCH OF, YOU KNOW,

LOSERS.

(LAUGHTER)(APPLAUSE)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)AND IT'S NOT JUST PEOPLE TOO

LAZY TO WORK WHO ARE GAMINGTHE SYSTEM.

IT'S ALSO PEOPLE TOO INJUREDTO WORK.

>> THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLECLAIMING DISABILITY NOW.

>> AND YOU KNOW WHAT CAN BECONSIDERED DISABILITY THESE

DAYS AND GET SSI AT THE AGEOF 40 OR 50, YOUR BACK HURTS

OR YOU HAVE A MOOD DISORDER.

NOW THESE THINGS DID NOTEXIST WHEN WE WERE COMING

UP.

>> A MOOD DISORDER?

>> Stephen: A MOOD DISORDER?

I MEAN WHO HAS A MOODDISORDER?

[BLEEP] DO IT RIGHT!

NOW WAIT A SECOND-- (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: WAIT A SECOND.

TECHNICALLY THAT'S NOT AMOOD DISORDER, THAT'S A MOOD

SUPERPOWER.

(LAUGHTER)BUT FOLKS-- YOU KNOW WHAT,

THAT, ALL OF THAT, THAT'SJUST TALK.

ONE CRUSADER IN PORTLAND,OREGON, IS TAKING ACTION.

WORKING ALONE, LIKE ALLGREAT AMERICAN HEROES.

YOU'RE BATMAN, YOU'REIRONMAN.

AND FOLKS-- (LAUGHTER)

>> THIS, THIS NEW SUPERHERODOES NOT FLY, HE FLIERS.

>> PORTLAND POLICE ARE NOWLOOKING INTO THE FLIERS

FOUND AROUND PORTLANDNEIGHBORHOODS THAT ARE

THREATENING PEOPLE WITHDISABILITIES.

AT LEAST 75 PEOPLE HAVEGOTTEN THOSE FLYERS AND 14

NEIGHBORHOODS.

NOW THE FLYER CLAIMS THOSEWITH DISABILITIES THREATEN

DEMOCRACY BY ACCEPTINGGOVERNMENT BENEFITS WHILE

VOTING.

>> Stephen: YEAH, YOU SEE,IF YOU GET DISABILITY AND

YOU VOTE, YOU MIGHT VOTE TOKEEP YOUR DISABILITY.

IT'S SIMPLE.

IT'S THE SAME WAY-- IT'S THESAME WAY THAT IF YOU ARE'S

ON FIRE AND YOU VOTE, YOUMIGHT VOTE TO KEEP THE FIRE

DEPARTMENT.

(LAUGHTER)BUT FOLKS, THE FLYERS DON'T

JUST IDENTIFY THE DISABILITYPROBLEM.

THEY PROMISE TO IDENTIFY THEDISABILITY PEOPLE, JIM?

>> THE AUTHOR SUGGESTS THATRECEIVING BENEFITS MAKES

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ATHREAT TO THE REPUBLIC, AND

THEN WITH WHAT THE CITY SAYSIS AN UNDERLYING TONE OF

VIOLENCE, THE AUTHOR STATESTHAT THE NAMES OF PEOPLE WHO

ARE DISABLED IN THENEIGHBORHOOD ARE NOW BEING

POSTED WHERE THEY CAN BESEEN BY TAXPAYERS.

>> Stephen: AND TO SET ANEXAMPLE OF TRANSPARENCY AND

ACCOUNTABILITY, THIS HEROSIGNED USING HIS REAL NAME,

ARTEMUS OF THE WILDLANDS.

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: I DON'T KNOW.

I ASSUME THAT IS HIS REALNAME.

NOW FOLKS, I WILL TELL YOUWHAT, I THINK ARTIE IS

RIGHT.

WE NEED TO KNOW NAMESBECAUSE SOMETIMES I CAN'T

TELL WHO'S DISABLED BYLOOKING AT THEM.

AND THAT'S WHY THIS HERO ISGOING TO NAME NAMES SO THE

NEIGHBORHOOD CAN DECIDE WHOIS TRULY DISABLED.

I MEAN YEAH, WHAT DO THEDOCTOR WAS DIAGNOSE THEM

KNOW.

I WANT A SECOND OPINION FROMTHE OLD GUY WHO WAVES AT

TRAFFIC.

IT'S LIKE, THINK OF IT LIKETHIS, IT'S LIKE WE'RE ALL

JOINING NEIGHBORHOOD WATCHCALLING THE POLICE TO REPORT

A SUSPICIOUS CAR.

BUT FOR THE RECORD, I DON'TWANT TO BE COLD HEARTED

ABOUT THIS.

THESE DISABLED DESERVE MORETHAN A SNAP JUDGEMENT WHICH

IS WHY COMMUNITIES SHOULDAPPLY A STANDARDIZED TEST BY

THROWING THE DISABLED IN THERIVER.

NOW-- IF, IT WORKS LIKETHIS.

IF THEY DROWNED, IF THEYDROWN WE KNOW THEY WERE

DISABLED.

AND DESERVED EVERY PENNY OFGOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE THAT

SADLY THEY NO LONGER NEED INTHEIR WATERY GRAVE.

NOW BUT IF, IF THEY DON'TDROWN, IF THEY DON'T DROWN

THEY WERE MAKING IT AND WESHOULD BURN THEM AT THE

STAKE.

NOW I KNOW-- I KNOW ITSOUNDS A LITTLE DRASTIC BUT

FOLKS, WHEN YOU'RE DEALINGWITH PEOPLE WHO FEEL NO

SHAME, SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TOBE SHAMELESS.

AND THAT'S THE WORD.

>> WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY,THANK YOU SO MUCH.

FOLKS, YOU WATCH THIS SHOW,YOU KNOW I LOVE BEAUTY

PAGEANTS IT IS SO REFRESHINGTO SEE A TV SHOW THAT

CELEBRATES ATTRACTIVEPEOPLE.

AND NO PAGEANT IS MOREAMERICAN THAN THE MISS

AMERICA PAGEANT.

AFTER ALL UNTIL THE 1930sIT'S HOW OUR COUNTRY CHOSE

THE FIRST LADY.

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: OF COURSE WHEN

FDR CAME INTO OFFICE HECHANGED THE LAW SO THE

PRESIDENT MERELY MARRIEDWHATEVER COUSIN COULD LIFT

THE LARGEST PALLET OFBRICKS.

NOW LAST NIGHT THE MISSAMERICA PAGEANT WAS HELD IN

ATLANTIC CITY.

SO OF COURSE THE JUDGES WERESTEVE BUSCEMI AND

MR. MONOPOLY.

(LAUGHTER)NOW I AM PROUD SON OF SOUTH

CAROLINA.

AND THIS YEAR MISS SOUTHCAROLINA REPRESENTED OUR

STATE ADMIRABLY.

>> FROM OUR HOME THAT'S HOWWE ROLL, MISS SOUTH CAROLINA.

>> Stephen: THAT'S RIGHT.

20% OF OUR HOMES ARE MOBILE,WHICH MEANS THEY COULD LEAVE

SOUTH CAROLINA AND YET THEYCHOOSE TO STAY.

THAT IS PALMETTO PRIDE!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)OR, OR, OR POSSIBLY A LACK

OF GAS MONEY.

(LAUGHTER)>> BUT MISS SOUTH CAROLINA

HAS SOME TOUGH COMPETITIONTHIS YEAR FROM CONTESTANTS

LIKE MISS KANSAS WHO BOLDLYSPORTED A SERENITY PRAYER ON

HER RIB CAGE.

NOT EVERYONE WAS THRILLED BYIT AS PIERS MORGAN LEARNED

AFTER THIS NECK STAPPING MIDBROADCAST SUBJECT CHANGE.

>> A COMPLETE SEGUE FROM ONERED LINE TO ANOTHER, A RED

LINE WITH CROSSING THE WORLDOF BEAUTY PAGEANTS IN MISS

MERCK WE HAD TERESA VEIL WHOSPORTED A VERY LARGE TATTOO.

WOULD YOU EVER ALLOW SUCH ATHING IN YOUR PAGEANTS?

>> WE DON'T ENCOURAGE IT I'MNOT A FAN OF TATTOOS.

I HAVE SEEN MANY PEOPLE GETTHE TATTOOS AND I DON'T KNOW

WHAT IS GOING ON NOWADAYSBUT EVERYONE IS GETTING

TATTOOS.

MANY OF THEM REGRET IT LATERON.

>> Stephen: CLEARLY DONALDTRUMP DOES NOT BELIEVE IN

ANY BODY MODIFICATION.

I MEAN-- (LAUGHTER)

HE-- HE HAS NOT-- HE HAS NOTCHANGED A THING SINCE THE

DAY HE WAS BORN.

HE'S STILL BABBLING UNINTELI BELIEVEABLY AND COVERED IN

ORANGE GOO.

THOUGH I THINK, I THINK, ITHINK AND I MEAN THIS AS A

FRIEND, DONALD, IT'S TIME TOTAKE THE PLAS ENTA OFF YOUR

HEAD.

NOW UNFORTUNATELY-- UNFORTUNATELY,

FOLKS, THE CROWN DID NOT GOTO MY BELOVED HOME STATE OF

SOUTH CAROLINA.

INSTEAD IT WENT TO MYBELOVED OVER HOME STATE.

>> YOUR NEW MISS AMERICA ISMISS NEW YORK!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> THERE SHE IS, A BEAUTIFUL

LADY, NINA DAV YOU WILLLUREI THE SECRETARY

CONTESTANT FROM NEW YORK TOWIN THAT PAEJT.

THE 24-YEAR-OLD IS ALSO THEFIRST MISS AMERICA OF INDIAN

DESCENT.

>> Stephen: THE FIRST TIME AWOMAN OF INDIAN DESCENT HAS

WON THE CROWN AND I FOR ONECOULD NOT BE HAPPIER FOR

HER.

AND TWITTER AS USUAL COULDNOT BE HAPPY.

JIM.

>> RACIST BACKLASH POPPED UPON SOCIAL MEDIA WHEN TWITTER

GUYS LOTS OF RACIST REACTIONTO THIS CHOICE.

>> SOME PEOPLE CALLING HER AFOREIGNER, AN ARAB, EVEN A

TERRORIST AND UP SET THISHAPPENED SO CLOSE TO THE

9/11 ANNIVERSARY.

>> WE'VE BEEN TRACKING THECOMMENTS, 705 TWEETS,

ACTUALLY REFERENCING MISSAMERICA TERRORIST.

>> Stephen: THAT'S RIGHT.

705 PEOPLE SAW A WOMAN IN ABIKINI AND THOUGHT MUSLIM

EXTREMIST.

(LAUGHTER)I FOR ONE, I FOR ONE CONDEMN

(LAUGHTER)I FOR ONE, I FOR ONE CONDEMN

THIS TWITTER BACKLASH ASPURE XENOPHOBIC REACTIONARY

HATESPEECH WHICH WOULD BECOMPLETELY FINE IF SHE WERE

AN ARAB.

BUT SHE'S NOT.

MISS AMERICA, 2014 IS INDIAN,AND THAT IS AN INSPIRING

STORY.

BECAUSE MANY MOONS AGO WHITEMEN CAME TO THE NEW WORLD,

CONQUERED THE INDIAN'S LANDAND GAVE THEM NOTHING BUT

BEADS AND DISEASES.

BUT THIS ONE BRAVE-- .

>> STEPHEN.

>> WHAT IS IT, I'M WAXINGPOETIC.

>> SHE'S NOT AMERICAN INDIAN,SHE'S FROM INDIA, IN ASIA?

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: OH, OKAY.

WELL THEN COLUMBUS WAS RIGHT.

ANYWAY-- (APPLAUSE)

I WANT TO SAYCONGRATULATIONS TO MISS

AMERICA NINA DAVULURI.

THANKS TO YOU YOUNG INDIANGIRLS CAN NOW DREAM OF

ADVOCATING WORLD PEACE IN ATWO PIECE.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

>> WELCOME BACK.

>> RESULTING AND HE THINKSTHAT'S A BAD THING.

PLEASE WELCOME ANDREWBACEVICH.

WRING THANK YOU FOR COMINGON, GOOD TO SEE YOU, WELCOME

BACK.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> FOR PROFESSOR OF HISTORYAND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

IN BOSTON UNIVERSITY,VIETNAM VET, 23 YEARS 6

MILITARY SERVICE, RETIREDARMY CONTINENTAL EL AND A

NEW BOOK CALLED BREACH OFTRUST.

HOW AMERICANS FAILED THEIRSOLDIERS AND THEIR COUNTRY.

ALL RIGHT, THIS SOUNDS LIKEYOU'RE NOT IN FAVOR OF

MILITARY INTERVENTION INOTHER COUNTRIES TO SOLVE THE

WORLD'S PROBLEMS BY THEUNITED STATES.

>> I'M IN FAVOR OF MILITARYINTERVENTION WHERE IT MAKES

SENSE.

>> Stephen: SYRIA.

>> NO.

>> Stephen: LET'S BRINGTHOSE PEOPLE TO THE

BOOM-BOOM ROOM.

(LAUGHTER)>> WELL, IF WE ACTUALLY

CARED ABOUT THE SYRIANPEOPLE, I'M NOT SURE THAT

DUMPING MISSILES ON DAMASCUSIS GOING TO DO MUCH TO

ALLEVIATED-- .

>> Stephen: TARGETED STRIKE,SMART BOMB.

>> THE PEOPLE SUFFERING AREIN REFUGEE CAMPS.

>> Stephen: DON'T BOMB THEREFUGEE CAMPS.

>> I'M WITH YOU.

>> Stephen: I WILL GO OUT ONA LIMB AND SAY THAT.

BUT YOU'VE GONE SO FAR AS TOSAY THAT YOU DONE THINK,

TELL ME IF I GET THIS WRONG,THAT ANY MILITARY

INTERVENTION BY AMERICA OVERTHE LAST 30 YEARS HAS BEEN

WORTHWHILE, THAT THEY'VEBEEN A WASTE.

>> BY AND LARGE, IF WE THINKABOUT THE WAR FOR THE MIDDLE

EAST, WE'VE BEEN ENGAGED INA WAR WITH THE MIDDLE EAST

FOR 30 YEARS.

>> Stephen: THIS DOESN'TINCLUDE VET NAM, VIETNAM WAS

WORTH IT.

>> NO, THAT WAS ALSO AWAISMTS I WAS THERE.

>> Stephen: YOU WERE THERE,OKAY.

>> BUT MORE RECENTLY OUREFFORTS TO USE OUR POWER TO

STABILIZE THE REGIONS, TODEMOCRATIZE THE REGION, TO

MAKE THE PEOPLE IN THEREGION LOVE US, IT AIN'T

WORKED.

AND SO TO IMAGINE THATOPENING UP A NEW FRONT ON

THIS WAR IN SYRIA, ANDYOU'RE-- TO THINK YOU'LL GET

A DIFFERENT OUTCOME, I JUSTDON'T THINK SO.

>> Stephen: BUT DO WE WANTTHEM TO LOVE US.

DON'T WE ALSO WANT THEM TOFEAR US BECAUSE THEN THEY

WILL RESPECT US.

>> THESE ARE COUNTRIES FULLOF, BAD MEN, DOING BAD

THINGS, DON'T WE, YOU KNOW,ISN'T OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO

SEND IN MILITARY FORCE WITHTHE CHILDREN OF PEOPLE I

DON'T KNOW?

>> WELL, IF OUR EFFORTSACTUALLY CAUSE THEM TO

RESPECT US OR EVEN TO FEARUS, THEN YOU COULD ARGUE

THAT MAYBE WHAT MAKES SENSEBUT THAT'S NOT BEEN THE

OUTCOME.

YOU ALSO HAVE TO REMEMBERTHAT THE PEOPLE WE ARE

SENDING IN, THAT IS TO SAYOUR SOLDIERS PAY A HORRIFIC

COST FOR THE WARS THATWASHINGTON DECIDES WE MUST

FIGHT, 1 PERCENT BEARS THEBURDEN OF SERVICE AND

SACRIFICE.

99% OF THE REST OF US WATCHWHETHER THAT IS DEMOCRATIC,

WHETHER THAT IS MORAL.

>> Stephen: DO YOU THINK OURPRESENT MILITARY SYSTEM IS

DEMOCRATIC.

>> I THINK IT ISFUNDAMENTALLY UNDEMOCRATIC.

>> IF OUR MILITARY SYSTEM ISUNDEMOCRATIC, MY, YOU KNOW,

MY INSTINCT IS TO HAVE OURMILITARY INVADE OUR MILITARY

SYSTEM TO BRING DEMOCRACYHERE.

(LAUGHTER)(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> I THINK THE ANSWER IS TOHAVE THE PEOPLE IN-- TO

BRING DEM OCTOBERTEE-- DEMOCRACY TO OUR

MILITARY SYSTEM.

>> Stephen: ARE NEW FAVOR OFA DRAFT.

>> I'M IN FAVOR OF EVERY18-YEAR-OLD SHOULD OWE

SERVICE TO THE COUNTRY, THECOMMUNITY, SOME SERVE IN THE

MILITARY, OTHER SERVE INOTHER CAPACITY.

>> Stephen: OF THE PEOPLEWITHOUT JUST CLAPPED, HOW

MANY OF YOU ARE 18?

HA, HA, HA.

YEAH.

YAY!

MAKE THEM GO.

OKAY.

BUT THE PEOPLE WOULD FREAKOUT, RIGHT.

IF YOU DID THAT, IF YOUINTRODUCED LEGISLATION

SAYING AMERICANS MUST DO X,Y OR Z, DON'T YOU THINK ME

AND MY BUDDIES IN THE TEAPARTY ARE GOING TO SAY

GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE ANDTHE PEOPLE ON THE LEFT ARE

GOING TO SAY BUT THEY NEEDTO DO THE COMMUNITY SERVICE

TO GET THEM INTO COLLEGE.

I MEAN -->> THERE'S NO QUESTION THAT

IT'S GOING TO BE A TOUGHSELL.

THE WAY TO MAKE THE SALE ISTO PERSUADE PEOPLE THAT OUR

CURRENT DEFINITION OFCITIZENSHIP IS INSIP I HAD,

IT'S THIN.

I AM OWED PREROGATIVE, IHAVE NO OBLIGATION.

WE NEED TO MOVE TO ACONCEPTION OF CITIZENSHIP

THAT PROVIDES PREROGATIVES,PRIVILEGES BUT ALSO ENTABLES

OBLIGATION.

>> Stephen: DO YOU HAVE APROBLEM WITH WHAT YOU CALL

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICETYPES, WHAT DOW MEAN, PEOPLE

COME AND SAY THANK YOU FORYOUR SERVICE.

BY THE WAY, THANK YOU FORYOUR SERVICE.

(LAUGHTER)AND I KNOW YOU MEAN IT.

>> UH-HUH.

BUT I THINK THERE IS ASERIOUS QUESTION TO BE ASKED,

WHAT DOES THANKING SOLDIERSFOR THEIR SERVICE ENTAIL ON

THE PART OF THE REST OF US?

AND IT OUGHT TO ENTAILSOMETHING MORE THAN SIMPLY

SAYING THANKS OR PUTTING ABUMPER STICKER ON YOUR CAR.

>> BETTER YOU THAN ME.

>> WELL, I THINK TO SOMEDEGREE THAT'S THE

IMPLICATION, THE UNSPOKENIMPLICATION, BETTER YOU THAN

ME.

BUT IT OUGHT TO BE US.

THE ARMY OUGHT TO BE THEPEOPLE'S ARMY.

WE SHOULD REINSTITUTE ATRADITION OF CITIZEN

SOLDIERS.

>> Stephen: BUT IF EVERYONEWOULD GO INTO THE ARMY, I

THINK WE WOULD DO WHAT YOUARE SAYING AND NOT SEND KIDS

OFF TO WARS.

>> YES.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: MR. BACEVICH,

ANDREW BACEVICH, BREACH OFTRUST.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

>> THAT'S IT FOR THE REPORTEVERYBODY. GOODNIGHT