Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Bolsonaro
September 26, 2022 8:01 AM - Season 9, Episode 23 - Subscribe

This week... Biden declares the pandemic to be over, which it isn't. Florida governor Ron DeSantis flies migrants (from Texas, not Florida) to Martha's Vineyard at Florida taxpayer expense in a ridiculous stunt for the benefit of Fox News. Puerto Rico, hit by Hurricane Fiona, has power problems again, in large part due to the mismanagement of LUMA Energy. Puerto Rican rap artist Bad Bunny drew attention to the island's continuing electrical woes with a video that at first appears to be a music video, but then turns out to be a 22-minute documentary. And Now: The Queue to End All Queues (the one to pay respects to the deceased Queen of England). Main Story: A return to Jair Bolsonaro, the far right President of Brazil who is running for election. He seems likely to lose but may decide to refuse to leave office, following Trump's example and encouraging a riot. On Youtube (20 minutes). At the end, John Oliver wishes support for the people of Brazil, speaking Portuguese while swinging nunchaku around. There's a reason, kind of.
posted by JHarris (3 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
After the latest election in the Philippines, I would be hesitant to rule out the worst outcome.
posted by Marticus at 4:56 PM on September 26, 2022 [2 favorites]

Thanks for posting.
posted by VyanSelei at 11:51 AM on September 28, 2022

Holy damn, the description of Tucker Carlson was 👌
So, I guess it is true what they say: Good artists borrow, great artists steal, and racist governors get their ideas yelled at them by the human equivalent of the boat shoe found at the scene of a hazing death.
posted by lazaruslong at 1:08 AM on September 29, 2022 [1 favorite]

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