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0:46 46 sexonds in and I'm already rolling around on the floor laughing^^
Ok... Talking about planned parenthood in front of kids is just one hair away from telling them, "we don't like you and by the way, your parents should have aborted you. "
Can someone edit the red tailed hawk into the Last Week Tonight's Wikipedia page as its official raptor?
oh, the hawk shreds the poor victim with its beak, limb by limb... that idiot congressschmuck, is he a vegan? i bet not. he would tear flesh with his puny teeth if he got no hands and no tools and no fire, like the hawk. elected humans shaming non-humans for not being humans. pathetic.
Jesus, New Hampshire lawmakers are dicks
try to think it from the govs perspective tho, bc if they let that bill pass then many more like that may happen, and then what is the point of a mascot?, and think about how much paperwork and how hard it'll be for the gov. the kids likely shouldn't have brought the bill, and the school board should have thought it through (maybe in highschool with a v important bill, perhaps). with a bill the kids should be expected to be treated like adults. the Canadian gov would vote no too if that was the case. Don't just slam the government for that (although they probably should have been much kinder about it); they work their butts off for you guys. haven't you noticed the best way to get older is going into government?
Politicians are not dicks - actually, they are; many people complaining about them actually can't seem to live without them, and well, figure out the rest.
Brenda Li lmao there are states with state hamburgers it's fine
yo! governors! remember these kids will be the ones vote for you soon.
Jeez, Oliver was terrified at the hawk XD
The symbol for planed parent hood....ok, even as someone who's pro life...that was a little uncalled for buddy. I dont think the kids needed to hear that!
even a house spider does 100x more useful work than these politicians.
That reminded me a lot of the mortal combat announcer 3:30
"Just vote yes and make them happy." The slogan of the Democratic party since 1932.
Right but the party itself didn't really change too much. Not at first anyway. Only after they realized that they could get the minority vote despite a slew of racist policies that they had passed for decades
Brandon Buchner well i was just looking it up and it was saying that the democrats were pretty much your average republican today. So minorities at that time were more republican.
The party has been morphing ever since to try and capture more votes from the disenfranchised. They finally took it too far this election and completely neglected their base. Poor working whites. Cost them the white house.
Nope. Check your history bro. 1932 is where minorities began voting democrat in huge numbers despite that party being the party of racism. They were also the party of the poor white worker and promised more benefits and work during the depression. Black people across the country had to decide to abandon their racial principles and identity in favor of the chance of economic stability and have been voting that way every since.
Brandon Buchner weren't the democrats of 1932 the Republicans of today?
What Last Week Tonight has taught me about congress is that they spend an awful lot of time complaining about their jobs.
That state senator was beyond inappropriate and disgusting. Talk about voter disconnection!
The kids really did learn about politics, they learned that Republicans are a bag of dicks, that's all you really need to know.
I gasped so hard I choked on my own spit!
ever see a group of people who need to thrown into the ocean ???? I just did
293 representatives seems a bit excessive for a state the size of New Hampshire.
lmao-- the congressman describing the red tailed hawk sounds exactly like every 6 year old child on the playground who is SUPER EAGER to share what they read in their zoobooks
Perfect example why most politicians are pieces of shit.
1:30 And this, kids, is a fucking asshole in his natural habitat.
I'm not sure if they are ripping off the Texas law hawk guy or are making it part of the joke.
lesson in democracy? it is a joke now. look at it! u are dickhead if you don't pass the bill that will cheer the fourth graders? why? they are cute and future generations! do what ever that make them happy. I agree that people pay government work for the people, yet, not in an amusing way. A comedy show will do better.
Kind of explains why Trump is popular around NH...
Is John Oliver one of the most powerful people in America?
Think so yeah..Ability to execute and portray the real from the bullcrap! To me ....the most pwrfull indeed man
If you need to pass something just because a class of 4th graders suggested it and they will be sad if you don't, can we get a class of forth graders to propose getting money out of politics? This story is so stupid.
+Ben Jackbag Mank how shitty of a childhood did you have exactly, i dont know if i should be pissed at you or feel bad for you
guess who missed the point
Just when I think I can't hate politicians any more. We are so screwed until my generation dies off. I am sorry
nah, this generation sucks
totally agree w the legislature.why be upset when kids get hit with reality
If they dish out crap on the red-tail for being a predetor and eating meat I just need to hear their thoughts and opinnions on the bald eagle...
What a douche.
That midair 360 catch was pretty sick, indeed.
It really is xD
This was a bad moment in NH history
Why does it feel like John gets more shit done in one week than the government?
Man the British nerd sure looked uncomfortable around his show's official raptor.
+Ciaban Krommenhock More like deep respect. I mean, have you seen that mad 360 catch?
So we should do whatever the children say? While we're at it, why not make those children state reps?
Because making someone a government official is not the same as deciding on a state raptor.
Well, those children certainly got a lesson in civics. They learned about small-minded stubborn stick-in-the-mud dickheads willing to disappoint their constituents out of spite and crowbar in a reference to their favourite political hot topic.
+sarcastic bowl of cornflakes Panic at Politico T-Shirts
+sarcastic bowl of cornflakes
sadness and disappointment
Stem cells, obviously.
I wonder what they sell at Political Hot Topic.
Time to overthrow the government.
I remember doing a report on the Red-Tailed Hawk in elementary school.
I lost my fucking shit when he used CHILDREN'S BILL to make a statement on Planned Parenthood. What a raging asshole!
So basically, once again Republicans pretending their desire to fuck over the poor has anything to do with ethical questions.
+buxxi90 planned parenthood is a group made originally to deal with things such as unwanted pregnancy and stds. They help people understand how to use protection and birth control pills.
And they do do some abortions but also a lot of non abortion health services for women like mammograms for those who are poor.
ITs become a issue in american politics because it recieves government funding and provides abortions. So some lawmakers want to defund it since they argue that it is using tax payer money to "kill babies". However none of the government money is used (or even legally allowed to be used) for abortion services. So taking all that money away will only impact the other health services they provide to poor people.
I'm also an outsider, so I don't have _all_ the information, but to my knowledge they _do_ provide abortion services (which the far right tends to get up in arms about) but they also provide some more general health services to women or concerning sexual health and/or pregnancy.
+Curtis Young From an outsider: What is planned parenthood? Abortion clinics or something?
+Jason Martin Well yea, that's what John is saying, it was pointless to discuss it in front of kids. And I wouldn't be surprised if that guy had mentioned the whole ripping thing just to take a cheap shot at planned parent.
I don't know if it's usual to pass useless bills like this in the US and I see how it's uncomforting to the children - but seriously guys, democracy is not a game and putting useless bills like this in front of your representatives which they HAVE to discuss just slows down the political process.
Florian Wicher The answer isn't the problem. The problem is that, just like the Falcon, they fucking tore their bill apart limb by limb. They could have defeated it and not be giant assholes.
Are you for real?
It would've taken less than 5 fucking minutes to sign a bill and make the kids happy. They probably would've gotten to more pressing matters sooner if they weren't being humongous dicks about the fucking bird law and they knew this was coming when they invited the fucking kids to see it in action.
"WHAT is WRONG with you?!?!" I wish I had the answer, John, because I wonder the same thing.
Shit, I hope Missouri hasn't pulled this crap. If it doesn't violate partisan line, doesn't have any negative effect whatsoever, and makes some god damn kids happy and actually eager to take part in our flawed, hopeless democratic process, THEN FUCKING DO IT!''
New Hampshire is a pussy state.
There are six "people" there. I am assuming all the sane councilors stayed home because they knew these assholes would insult children.
+garcemac In a somewhat related message: The following link leads to a brief article about Pamana - a massive, BEAUTIFUL!!! (more exclamation marks...), highly endangered, Philippine Eagle that was recently re-introduced into the wild after being hand raised in a sanctuary because, err, there is only a couple hundred of them left. Some guy - not an American dentist - just killed him. For the heck of it. Because, why not? But this species is all but gone, and - because it is in the Philippines - it gets no help, assistance, media, or respect. THIS raptor is literally bigger than you -
http://metro.co.uk/2015/08/19/endangered-eagle-called-pamana-shot-dead-two-months-after-release-5350242/ and http://www.arkive.org/philippine-eagle/pithecophaga-jefferyi/ There are fewer than 250 of these magnificent raptors left. Cecil the Lion caused the world to raise its voice over social media, but this beautiful raptor has barely illicited a whimper. Because America was not involved.
I'd say that the kids got a very realistic taste in politics....
can someone tell me what the first two sentences are he is saying? i just can't understand it or just don't get the joke..
"New Hampshire: Where "Live Free or Die" is a legitimately difficult decision."
Live Free or Die being NH's state motto.
they got a lesson in real democracy
Well they certainly got a ralistic impression, what it is like, to try to pass a bill.
That's not tha worst thing those pedophiles do to children...
That was no 360° you morons, that was a cashroll, one of the harder tricks in BMX. A 360° is a joke compared to a cashroll.
Every state needs a state hot dog. I respectfully submit Oscar Meyer Wieners.
Please Hebrew national or go home
Some people take every facet of life waaaay too seriously, pompous gits, thanks John glad "Red" has a good home.
"In March 18, 2011, the U.S. state of Utah—as a way of honoring M1911 designer John Browning, who was born and raised in the state—adopted the Browning M1911 as the "official firearm of Utah"."
Politicians are all psychopaths, inhuman machines wearing suits, old people with brains made of Swiss Cheese. Crappy old humans that should be sent to the retirement home so their babble can't harm the rest of us.
This reminds me of that South Park episode where Stan's team of kindergarden students gets to play against the professional Red Wings team, and they get completely butchered with teeth and blood flying out everywhere and their little friend dies at the hospital that day because they lose the game
This is hilarious. I have to say that it's right that the State House worked that way that day. The kids are supposed to learn and boy did they! I don't know what the teacher thought of all of this after the fact but I'd like to give that teacher a raise in pay for really engaging the kids in something cool and worthwhile instead of boring them to death in class with "Education".
wow... Ass hat alert.
Wow municipal governments are stupid.
Only in New Hampshire!
These kids may have been disappointed, but they did get a very realistic view on what politics has become in the US.....
Hawk 360 no scope pheasant!?!
Oh cmon guys, Tobias would be an awesome state raptor!
+frank jones That was my first thought!
Whoops, didn't realize that posted three times. Isn't that the series where there was a red-tailed hawk named Tobias?
I have a group of third graders who want you to make the brown rat the official vermin of _Last Week Tonight_.
Those assholes didn't just kill those kids impression of a government that gives a shit, that's going to seriously damage their motivation to LEARN IN GENERAL!
teach kids that the world will be handed to them on a silver platter, that's the American Way.
seriously though seeing that hawk grab that pheasant was freaking amazing.
At least they were being honest about how politics work.
Special mention goes to the falconer who adds a small look to the camera before extending the hawk closer to the terrified john oliver.
I think these children had an unfortunately accurate experience with the government.
John Oliver goes from funny to pathetic in less than a year. His next appearance should be replacement for Barbara Walters on The View where "a sort of male type" is sadly needed.
What's the problem? The sooner little kids learn that politicians don't give a fuck about them the better.
I have just one problem with this clip. The hawk towards the end did not do a 360. That was clearly a flair.
The Red tailed hawk could freedom the ass off their state bird.
New Hampshire: a state where until quite recently it was legal to shit in public and one of the last states to crack down on pedophilia. They sure shot down that hawk bill quick tho...
"Just vote yes and make them happy" is a stupid argument. Why shouldn't they shoot it down? Do you really think they want it to be the norm to just pass tons of bills and waste there time with stuff like this.
It's one bill that really, really doesn't matter. If you're going to shoot it down, don't invite the children in the first place. This was a bunch of bureaucrats with too many skeletons in their closets to even run for national office making children cry and pushing unrelated agendas. These guys are dicks.
Why aren't there any comments about John Oliver's hilarious reaction to having a red tailed hawk right next to him
the legislators could have tacked on a pay raise for themselves while passing this.
So those kids learned how politics really works. Excellent field trip.
I fucking LOVE Joh Oliver!
He shouldn't have sworn so much during the video -- how can the teacher show that video to his/her class?
+Jeffrey Pierce If it's a public school, those students are likely already familiar with the practice of sprinkling obscenities into one's speech. It's a timeless playground rite of passage, if I recall my school days correctly.
Planned Parenthood was founded by Eugenics like Margaret Sanger who created American Birth Control League that due to its horrifying policy's had to change name to sound friendly into planned parenthood.
This show is proof that democracy naturally leads to tyranny.
It's not eugenics; no one's being forced to have an abortion.
Eugenics-is the belief and practice which aims at improving the genetic quality of the human population.
You do understand that was Hitler goal as well Darwin father who studied genes of genius to eradicate weak class people such as gipsy, jews, blacks and white people who were average working people. And yes most people who don't want to have children support eugenics they hate humanity itself and think of themselves as different human beings almost like aliens or they feel like it on this planet.
Eugenics is not dead it is starting to get more and more power. What do you think abortion is? Something revolutionary? It is plan to eradicate poor class same as artificial fertilization to create obedient class all by Huxley novel Brave New World.
+burazfly I'm probably going to regret getting involved, but you are aware that Margaret Sanger is dead? Her ideas on Eugenics were actually rather popular at the time she founded the organization.I never intend to get pregnant, but I'm thankful for Planned Parenthood and birth control. I take it for medical reasons and it's saved me from a lot of excruciating pain.
What shady history, shady history is for people who don't read history they call it shady. Planned Parenthood is well known for eugenics for anybody that makes any research out of curiosity.
Soda pop Fanta and Nazis invention don't have anything to do with eugenics but interestingly you have mentioned Nazis because they have something with Planed Parenthood or Birth control league. They acutely took American eugenics textbooks as advise how to create super-humans that is were originally idea come from, families like Huxley wrote book that I personally have Brave New World (1932). How to create Utopia of 5 classes of people who will be incapable to create any rebellions against scientific dictatorship ruling above them that manipulate genes before birth and growing people inside glass containers . Quite a horrible master piece even for today i advise anybody who can to read it.
+burazfly There are a lot of things used today that had a shady history, and yet Planned Parenthood is the only one that comes up. John Oliver made a video about how the soda pop Fanta was invented by the Nazis, yet I see no one protesting about that.
haqhahahahahahaha, lessons in DEMOCRACY??? IN AMERICA???? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, L.O.L. L.M.A.O.
IN AMERICA you say???? hahahahahahahahahahahaha, they first have to find in a dictionary the MEANING of the word, hahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahah
and to think ... politicians are always using children as a crutch ... "think of the children" "stop bullying" ... etc and they all just basically said ..." FUCK YOU KIDDIES!!! fuck you until you are old enough to join the army and vote ... then fuck you anyway" i mean .. they could have worded it in a way that was complex and using big words that would go over their heads
Love how the guy, in a round about sort of way, pretty much called the kids who put the bill forward "bastards".
Sorry, Tobias. New Hampshire's legislature is clearly riddled with Controllers.
Just another proof that politicians are right there among the lowest form of social frickin' scum. They go out of their way to look ridiculous and garner hatred. Geez.
When the guy went off on planned parenthood I basically wanted to know what the fuck was going on? Why the hell did they act like this in front of children? It's not going to hurt anyone! Just let them have their state raptor! The hell crawled up their butts and decided to make them assholes for the day? Christ.
Yeah, it is better to beat out the hope of them before they enter politics. That way, only the truly ideological minority and those willing to get paid/bribed will be left.
+ocadioan Well that's a pretty shitty lesson. Basically they made these kids not want to participate in government. The lesson is, you will be treated like shit for wanting to do something by people who are jackasses. How the hell does this inspire children to want take part in their country if the lesson is "Your actions are pointless!" Seriously, American politics just seem full of more and more asshats by the day. No wonder they can't get anything done.
+FNGLHR I don't know. It seems like it was a better learning opportunity for the kids of how the government really works.
They are going to take your legislation(regardless of importance), and bash it and hijack it to spread their own hateful agenda until you wish you had never proposed it in the first place.
"Stay in school kids! And some day, the rich bullies in your courtyard will get to decide what your life should be like!"
+FNGLHR "for the day" i think they're just like this
+FNGLHR I agree. That Planned Parenthood reference was unnecessary. I get sick of Planned Parenthood getting shit for no reason.
Ah, home sweet home.
i wonder is the kids' teacher had to explain to them afterwards what planned parenthood is and why that guy said it was a better mascot for them...hawkward...
They showed a lot of Harris's Hawks in their Red Tailed Hawk video...
this is how the US government works
Love the segment, but pretty sure the bird at 3:38 is a Harris Hawk. Harris Hawks are ALSO cool, but they're not Red-Tailed cool.
did u see those fat ass morons?
And the fourth graders all resolved to a new-found political apathy...
This is a lesson in real politics. These kids have learned something few others get to experience.