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Ron DeSantis: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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  • 게시일 2023. 10. 02.
  • John Oliver discusses Ron DeSantis, his track record as the governor of Florida, the pitfalls of comparing him to Donald Trump, and the supposed dangers of “woke math.”
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  • Yankis
    Yankis 7 개월 전 +14741

    It's fascinating how a nation can be so obsessed with freedom and do everything to kill it at the same time.

    • zaedlo
      zaedlo 7 개월 전 +289

      I moved here 20 years ago, it was a time warp then and it's getting worse.

  • APJ TV
    APJ TV 4 개월 전 +323

    "Donald Trump with a brain".
    I don't think there could be a more terrifying concept. The only thing worse than a mad gorilla pushing buttons is a mad gorilla who knows what buttons to push.

    • Camillo Spiegelfeld
      Camillo Spiegelfeld 2 개월 전 +21

      a Gorilla leading a powerplant is bad, a gorilla that knows how to blow said powerplant up is worse.

    • PV
      PV 2 개월 전 +1

      Lol cry about it

    • Julia
      Julia 2 개월 전 +5

      ... and whose aiming at a position where one of those buttons is connected to nukes. Or worse, a direct line to the SCOTUS.

    • Debbie Yash
      Debbie Yash 개월 전 +15

      I’m not sure he’s much smarter, I think he’s just less lazy. He won’t be golfing, he’ll be signing laws that actually hurt people, with school year bully glee.

    • Ryan
      Ryan 개월 전 +5

      I'm going to need to see proof of this brain you speak of.

  • Bird Gang
    Bird Gang 2 개월 전 +197

    He’s genuinely one of the most dangerous politicians to ever come through the US political system

    • Julia
      Julia 2 개월 전 +8

      ... so far.

    • Samuel Barber
      Samuel Barber 2 개월 전 +11

      And that’s saying quite a lot…

    • Alfred Keith Matthews
      Alfred Keith Matthews 13 일 전

      Him and Abbott

    • J. Bat.
      J. Bat. 9 일 전

      Tbh almost every US politician is "one of the most dangerous politicians to ever come through the US political system", seen from the outside. 😐

  • thatmanfred
    thatmanfred 4 개월 전 +717

    "Florida is leading the nation. Decline is a choice." A more perfect pair of lines I've never seen.

    • Mariya Mwaniki
      Mariya Mwaniki 3 개월 전 +11

      Word salad

    • Joyce Duncan
      Joyce Duncan 3 개월 전 +14

      That has the same vibes as 'The Descent Down the Golden Escalator'.
      What an analogy. We had no idea.

    • Alice Ahmadieh
      Alice Ahmadieh 개월 전

      Stay in Florida please

  • Mike Brant
    Mike Brant 4 개월 전 +260

    I'm a Navy veteran, and the thought that DeSantis was a Navy lawyer - then ran for public office gives me the willies. They're not known for excellence.....

    • JR2733
      JR2733 3 개월 전 +9

      Full-of-it junior officers are the worst. I assume he started as a Lt. JG instead of Ensign due to his law degree.

    • Dean Horinek
      Dean Horinek 개월 전 +18

      Not just a Navy lawyer but a Navy lawyer assigned to Guantanamo. I'll bet DeSadist enjoyed every minute of it and often thinks fondly of all the hours he spent sitting next to the torturers table just watching. Ah, the good old days.

  • ctdieselnut
    ctdieselnut 3 개월 전 +169

    Using whether or not a girl corrects you on your mispronunciation of 'thai food' said as 'thigh food' on a first date as a litmus test has to be one of the most alarmingly psychotic attributes ive ever heard. That's so specific, it feels like it probably is true.

    • EmIsThem
      EmIsThem 6 시간 전 +2

      A red flag so big aliens might finally visit us after seeing it

  • Mike Morton
    Mike Morton 7 개월 전 +4426

    When you make peaceful protest illegal, you make violent protest inevitable.

    • GadgetMsGadget
      GadgetMsGadget 7 개월 전 +77


    • luke thomas
      luke thomas 7 개월 전 +74

      What happens when you make violent riots legal? LIke the ones that burnt down several buildings, many cars, and caused police stations to be abandoned?

    • Dusty Wayne Music
      Dusty Wayne Music 7 개월 전 +265

      @luke thomas bot

    • Traveller
      Traveller 7 개월 전 +220

      @luke thomas if there are violent riots all over the country with clear political messages attached, it probably means you should maybe think about starting to pay attention. Especially when the goals of said rioters and all the associated peaceful protests align with your own laws fairly well, particularly the fundamental ones.

  • MRHinTO
    MRHinTO 5 개월 전 +530

    Let's play a game: every time DeSantis says "woke," take a drink. We'll all be hammered by lunch time.

    • Valerie Stern
      Valerie Stern 5 개월 전 +7

      Omg!!! U r right!!

    • Rich C
      Rich C 5 개월 전 +4

      if you voted for Biden, chances are you already are hammered

    • MRHinTO
      MRHinTO 5 개월 전 +42

      @Rich C I live in Canada, my dude. I watch all this with detached amusement.

    • Nate's Models & Doodles
      Nate's Models & Doodles 5 개월 전 +8

      So we start playing about 15 minutes before lunch?

  • Justin S
    Justin S 5 개월 전 +251

    I'm glad this dude's worried about important things like swimming competitions and not our collapsing property insurance industry that will go belly up in the next hurricane

    • DJ
      DJ 4 개월 전 +7


    • Ziggy Ustar
      Ziggy Ustar 개월 전 +1

      I think he was using it as a sexual reference folks, he's just a pig like every guy I know... not that I"d defend him/

  • Ernest Humphrey
    Ernest Humphrey 개월 전 +22

    John your efforts to explain these political nightmares.. is appreciated. Of course your addition of humor. Is always a treat…

  • Grant Harriman
    Grant Harriman 5 개월 전 +461

    My favorite example of how unreasonable their standards for exposure to LGBTQ+ ideas really are is a show called Hey Arnold. It was by no means controversial, despite having a recurring plot element where a female classmate writes in a diary professing her ardent romantic attraction to the male lead with a plethora of innuendo and double entendre that flew well over the heads of the stated target audience of children ages 6+. Clearly, the concept of heterosexual romantic attraction is not being held to the same standard.

    • Hooked on Chronics
      Hooked on Chronics 5 개월 전 +21

      Move it football head!

    • TheRedPandaCat
      TheRedPandaCat 5 개월 전 +58

      reminds me of a post I saw saying that if hearing Montero by Lil Nas X makes kids gay then just show them WAP and they'll be straight again 💀

    • Grant Harriman
      Grant Harriman 5 개월 전 +70

      @TheRedPandaCat If knowing gay is an option is all it takes for someone to end up gay, then they already were gay, and just didn't have the terminology or confidence needed to convey it.

    • fearlessjoebanzai
      fearlessjoebanzai 5 개월 전 +1

      I don't see how your comment relates to Ron DeSantis, can you explain please?

    • gorginhanson
      gorginhanson 5 개월 전 +1

      That show went off the air decades ago

  • SmokeNoMirrors
    SmokeNoMirrors 3 개월 전 +138

    As a Floridian I’d like to say, I’m more scared of DeSantis than I am of terrorists….

  • Cupcake or Death
    Cupcake or Death 7 개월 전 +3061

    Wanting a partner who won’t correct you is wanting a partner who will let you sound like an idiot.

    • FOertel
      FOertel 6 개월 전 +147

      Well, DeSantis clearly got that...

    • How to change name?
      How to change name? 6 개월 전 +74

      Just marry a yesmen from his own campaign then

    • Amir Zeidani
      Amir Zeidani 6 개월 전 +59

      that Thai food story is basically the definition of SDE

  • mila birtley
    mila birtley 5 개월 전 +1327

    just to cheer everyone up about the book ban, one parent in a Florida school district has challenged a book that Meatball Ron would hate to see go, the Bible, on the grounds of sodomy, infanticide, homicide, rape, and others I can't really recall, but it is currently in review and may be removed from Florida shelves!

  • Mick D
    Mick D 5 개월 전 +182

    It's obvious to me that DeSantis has never heard the old Arabic expression: "Because you have silenced a man does not mean that you have won him over."

    • Steven Meyers
      Steven Meyers 2 개월 전 +6

      As part of the 80% of Floridas population that hates DeSantis I would like to point out how vary ture this is.

    • Christine Laframboises
      Christine Laframboises 개월 전 +1

      Mick, that is one of the best saying I have heard in a long time. I plan on using it when I speak to a few people I know. 👍🏼 Another Arabic expression I like is: the dogs bark but the caravan moves on. Unfortunately, I have stopping saying it, because in our world today, there are just so many barking dogs that the caravan has completely stopped. DeSantis is definitely a barking dog and we need to get that caravan moving again.

  • Sadie McNabb
    Sadie McNabb 3 개월 전 +40

    Once again, a politician invents problems to avoid doing anything they were actually elected to do, like efficiently run the country.

  • Kurbika
    Kurbika 5 개월 전 +371

    DeSantis is a perfect example of a "Florida man".

    • John Andrews
      John Andrews 5 개월 전 +10

      Well... he's a close second to Gaetz

    • Joy Flavell
      Joy Flavell 4 개월 전 +10

      Neither is a good example and an insult to Florida. They're not even close to anything good.

    • Possibly Mad
      Possibly Mad 4 개월 전 +9

      Ron is an insult to Florida Men everywhere. I doubt he has even swam with the gators.

    • vf1xly
      vf1xly 3 개월 전 +4

      meatball ron

  • softnflabby
    softnflabby 2 개월 전 +35

    Hearing Ron DeSantis speak aloud for the first time is a bit like hearing Jordan Peterson speak aloud for the first time: absolutely hillarious.

  • Ayela
    Ayela 5 개월 전 +1238

    I’m very close to someone who was a social worker in a Florida elementary school. Over 85% of the children in her school qualified for free lunches because of the poverty they live in. Good job Ron. Keep congratulating yourselves on your wins while children in your state can’t even fucking eat.

    • Cerceify
      Cerceify 4 개월 전 +12

      When my niece lived in a big expensive house in the suburbs of Naples she told me her public school had free lunches for everyone.

    • Alice S
      Alice S 4 개월 전 +48

      @Cerceify Fascinating to read an answer that has absolutely nothing to do with the comment. It's like a riddle. I think I got the answer: Both sentences have the words "free lunches" in them!

    • Howard Howdy
      Howard Howdy 4 개월 전 +28

      @Alice S I think he’s just comparing the social policies of Italy to those of the US. But you’re right. It’s completely irrelevant to the message of the comment above.

    • Andrew DiPaolo
      Andrew DiPaolo 4 개월 전 +41

      @Howard Howdy Pretty sure they’re talking about Naples, Florida

    • R WJY
      R WJY 4 개월 전 +2

      @Andrew DiPaolo Thank you Andrew. And let me tell you, those suburbs of Naples are quite something to behold. :)

  • Ty Tn
    Ty Tn 5 개월 전 +89

    You offer an amazing exposure of a difficult human being. Thank you for the wit and wisdom you offer. I am so glad I don't live in Florida; being "woke" I would be cancelled there!

  • Susan Stokley
    Susan Stokley 5 개월 전 +99

    John Oliver is brilliant. The world needs more of these reality checks...including the laughter. DeSantis is a very small man who needs to make himself big and Oh! how he must loath himself as a human being to behave the way he does.

    • Joyce Duncan
      Joyce Duncan 3 개월 전 +1

      Donald Trump is a horrible human being. But I do agree when he said that DeSantis needs a personality transplant, and those aren't available yet.

  • Personal Account
    Personal Account 29 일 전 +4

    Lemme get this straight, Ron DeSantis thinks Woke Culture is an injustice, and he’s enacted policies to try and fight it
    So basically by his own definition Ron DeSantis follows woke culture

  • Whitney Hendrix
    Whitney Hendrix 5 개월 전 +72

    Reading the book Stifled Laughter: One Woman’s Story About Fighting Censorship takes place mostly in Florida and the author refers to that woman who admitted she didn’t read the full book. There’s also an example of a book being banned because a snowball fight was considered “too violent”
    People love the first amendment when they’re using their free speech to be an asshole but they will be against the first amendment when it comes to their children getting educated….

    • Anna Berlyn
      Anna Berlyn 5 개월 전 +1

      thanks for mentioning "Stifled Laughter", hadn't heard of it ...

  • Ziggy
    Ziggy 4 개월 전 +24

    I cannot imagine bragging about pissing off the UN. It's like claiming to be a pro NASCAR driver because you're driving backwards through multi-lane traffic.

  • DaTux91
    DaTux91 7 개월 전 +1779

    Trust me, if your kids are gonna stumble across hardcore pornography, it won't be in a school library book.

    • Worst case of Crabs ever
      Worst case of Crabs ever 7 개월 전 +16

      I don't trust you.

    • Treetop Jones
      Treetop Jones 7 개월 전 +65

      Probably they mean a book on human biology, not literally porn.

    • Alexander Vladimir
      Alexander Vladimir 7 개월 전 +146

      it's more likely they'll stumble onto it when a right wing politician accidentally streams it to the parliament or gets caught with it during a meeting

    • screenmonkey
      screenmonkey 7 개월 전 +8

      Try the romance section. Hot.

  • Angelica A
    Angelica A 5 개월 전 +97

    I went to New College of Florida and I really hope that there's an episode on what he's doing to higher education. He's using NCF as a blueprint for taking over larger schools and we are just the smallest and most vulnerable

  • Anita Thomas
    Anita Thomas 5 개월 전 +566

    I am a native born Floridian and have always loved being one. Now, I hesitate to identify myself as a Floridian because we are becoming the laughing stock of the nation. I've actually considered moving because I am so sick and tired of DeSantis. The only reason I don't move is I refuse to give my state over to these morons. I will stay and fight!

    • Elizabeth Zank
      Elizabeth Zank 5 개월 전 +25

      Ooof. Same.

    • SlyCooperFan1
      SlyCooperFan1 5 개월 전 +56

      I mean no offense to you and yours... but Florida has been the laughingstock of the nation for decades. That gif you've definitely seen of Bugs Bunny sawing off the state was from 1949. Florida isn't just where "woke" goes to die, it's where everything goes to die.

    • cal t
      cal t 5 개월 전 +17

      ​@SlyCooperFan1 oh man.. brutal.

    • Betsy Voss
      Betsy Voss 5 개월 전 +28

      If you're going to move, don't go to Texas. Just sayin'.

    • Delores Jackson
      Delores Jackson 5 개월 전 +11

      @SlyCooperFan1 Seriously...the only good thing about Florida is the pleasant winter months

  • Vern Lucchesi
    Vern Lucchesi 2 개월 전 +4


  • 7 Days in Sunny June
    7 Days in Sunny June 5 개월 전 +63

    I've tried to move to Florida twice, never was able to get accustomed with the weather. I also had a hell of a time when I lost my job and needed any kind of state assistance. With meatball Ron, I don't even want to visit Florida, what shit show that state has become.

    • sureimhappy
      sureimhappy 3 개월 전 +3

      Texas same, god help you if you Fallon hard times.
      I live in a blue state now, lots of homeless people but I’ll take that any day over the nazi police states of the south

  • Milton Torres
    Milton Torres 24 일 전 +1

    Great program. The facts are the facts. Hopefully people can understand what’s happening with another way of seeing things. Nicely done!

  • Madison D
    Madison D 7 개월 전 +3602

    Okay, but can we talk about how for the whole "anti-woke" bill, they had to legally define what "woke" means, and what they came up with boils down to "progressive activism".... so... they want to make activism illegal? Interesting.

    • mirlach.productions
      mirlach.productions 7 개월 전 +136

      @godfathaofyo what rights do they take away of you? I’m curious.

    • Cameron Weaver
      Cameron Weaver 7 개월 전 +221

      ​@godfathaofyo you know there are Liberal gun owners, right? Also, do you really know what the 2nd Amendment is supposed to be for?

  • Richard Ralston
    Richard Ralston 2 개월 전 +4

    I love John Oliver he always cuts right to the meat of the situation yes pun intended.

  • Arjun Sengupta
    Arjun Sengupta 5 개월 전 +54

    Oddly enough, we pronounce it 'thigh' food in India. DeSantis would have loved it here because nobody would have corrected him.😂

  • Hooting-ton
    Hooting-ton 3 개월 전 +25

    Some updates.
    Desantis has had: Parts of his election laws blocked by a Florida Judge, The drag show law has been blocked, Has striken down Medicaid ban on gender care, Florida's ban on gender-affirming care blocked.

  • Monica Alvarez
    Monica Alvarez 5 개월 전 +59

    As someone who has read at least half the books on the banned list in FL (really?! Catcher in the Rye? Harry Potter?! LOL) I believe parents should be made to actually READ the books before they are put on a “banned” list. Our local south FL public library actually has a display of “banned” books for anyone to read because of school libraries being purged.

    • Gary Ancheta
      Gary Ancheta 5 개월 전 +17

      They should read the book and write a book report about why it should be banned. And it should be graded by a teacher.

    • nenasiek
      nenasiek 5 개월 전

      Wasnt that the fake list?

    • Tesla Philipson
      Tesla Philipson 5 개월 전 +1

      I'm surprised they banned Harry Potter books considering what the author is like

    • s j s
      s j s 3 개월 전 +1

      @Tesla Philipson iirc some folk think the references to magic are 'satanic'...

    • sureimhappy
      sureimhappy 3 개월 전

      @Gary Anchetabut can they read?

  • Pagawn
    Pagawn 개월 전 +4

    I’d just like to say that John gave the little league win to the best cast of Drag Race and that makes me endlessly happy.

  • Sax-Flyer
    Sax-Flyer 7 개월 전 +3484

    As a teacher in Escambia county, where we banned the penguin book, I'm disappointed at how our constituents act. I'm disappointed that ignorant parents and, mostly, ONE old white woman (I have read the pull requests, her name is on 95% of them) are holding such power over teachers here. We are underpaid and overworked, yet parents are demanding more and more from us, all while removing their own accountability for their children from the equation. I think you should consider doing a special on education in general to promote awareness and hopefully spur a renewed interest in the profession. It's not an easy job but having an impact on young people is one of the most rewarding things people can do for one another and we are seeing a decline in the desire to teach - look at all the teacher shortages.

    • qiexia
      qiexia 7 개월 전 +160

      Good news, they think you should be given firearms and handle active shooter situations with no training or additional pay. So they must respect you

    • Avi Drucker
      Avi Drucker 7 개월 전 +130

      I 2nd the request for another episode on education, we sorely need to shine a light on how the profession is hurting. I say this in full sincerity, think of the children. Well, and also the teachers. And the rest of society. Since these kids become part of society.

    • Eldritch_Panda31
      Eldritch_Panda31 7 개월 전 +134

      Has the bible been banned yet?

  • Josie Josie
    Josie Josie 5 개월 전 +34

    Meatball Desantis needs to become a mega church pastor to take the elderly's social security.

  • green lover
    green lover 5 개월 전 +8

    Imagine them talking about keeping kids safe but everyday advertising for gun sale and not opposing gun law

  • anj747
    anj747 3 개월 전 +22

    The writing on this show is insanely good 👌

  • Joan
    Joan 5 개월 전 +15

    Righteous Ron needs to understand that forcing a woman to carry an unwanted pregnancy is about force, qua force; it’s not about “potential babies.”

  • Jan F
    Jan F 개월 전 +4

    And 100% of school libraries do NOT have "hard core" porn. I would speculate that close to 100% of PUBLIC libraries do not have hard core porn, by definition. As a former public library director, we represent our community as a whole, not the narrow views of an autocrat.

  • Karen S
    Karen S 6 개월 전 +1494

    Please, let's not underestimate DeSantis. No one, not even Trump, believed that Trump would win in 2016. But we're still cleaning up that four year train wreck.

    • RevShifty
      RevShifty 6 개월 전 +116

      He's like 45, only more competent (not a high bar, by any stretch), and with an education in law. He could do more damage than 45 ever dreamt of.

    • a9fc
      a9fc 6 개월 전 +27

      Yeap. This video is to point out how much of a meatball he us, not that we should underestimate him

  • Justin Rowe
    Justin Rowe 5 개월 전 +81

    He truly is the Florida of politicians.

  • Just Want Results
    Just Want Results 5 개월 전 +34

    Every day Ron wakes up and asks himself: how can I be more like Viktor Orban?

  • Jack Wallace
    Jack Wallace 4 개월 전 +6

    It says a lot about Ron, and how awesome Mr. Oliver is, that the whole Disney poopshow didn't even feature. Hate is a global problem. We're all in this together. Keep your stick on the ice y'all.

  • Mike Berry
    Mike Berry 5 개월 전 +9

    In a nation that has finally come around on gay marriage and gay rights in general it is both amusing and somewhat scary someone out there would get worked up about two male penguins who love each other. PENGUINS, people. It's just weird: for a man who obsesses over freedom, my governor sure likes telling people what they can and cannot do, say, and read.

  • CWTyger
    CWTyger 2 개월 전 +8

    I wonder if the writer's strike will actually harm Ron DeSantis because with no new episodes, people are rewatching this one.

  • Charlie J
    Charlie J 6 개월 전 +1858

    I am a Floridian and I wish our leaders would focus on the growing number of seniors experiencing homelessness instead of trans athletes or woke math books. Our politicians never focus on the issues that actually improve quality of life. Sad.

    • Drum Lessons
      Drum Lessons 6 개월 전 +91

      Same thing in California. Whether it's Republican Ron or Democrat Gavin, neither party is responding to the vast explosion in poverty and desperation over the last 50 years. It's getting worse rapidly too.

    • Kay Ty
      Kay Ty 6 개월 전 +66

      And our damn homeowners insurance costs. My has tripled since he took office and I have never filed a claim !!

    • Wilhelm Van Babbenburg
      Wilhelm Van Babbenburg 6 개월 전 +26

      Politicians are a reflection of their people

  • Yxxy
    Yxxy 개월 전 +2

    Absolutely brilliant writing (IMO).

  • Dee Garrison
    Dee Garrison 4 개월 전 +4

    Had to watch this again because it is so clear what is happening in our world of politics! DeSantis and his party of authoritarians are insane.

    • Crystal Powell
      Crystal Powell 개월 전

      They truly are and it's a NATIONAL PROBLEM. We need to vote them out coast to coast

  • Kai Umeda
    Kai Umeda 3 개월 전 +6

    DeSantis writing about Freedom is like Robert E. Lee writing about equity or Hitler writing about peace

  • Otto Tater
    Otto Tater 3 개월 전 +10

    Too many adults that think the kids aren't thinking about sex until they're like 10 or 12 or some ridiculous advanced age instead of much much younger which is the reality of humanity.
    People think that if they don't mention sexuality to their kids then their kids don't have questions or knowledge of the subject and that somehow makes kids safer to keep them very limited intellectually.
    Do you not remember which were the kids that got pregnant in high school and which were the kids that were less likely to get pregnant or get someone pregnant in high school?

  • Geri Goff
    Geri Goff 3 개월 전 +5

    Excellent!! Wonderful commentary on a very frightening man!

  • He YouTube Me
    He YouTube Me 7 개월 전 +2342

    Describing Ron DeSantis as "Donald Trump with a brain" is like describing Ted Bundy as "Jeffrey Dahmer with a personality."

    • Vee Lafayette
      Vee Lafayette 7 개월 전 +83

      Not to go on a tangent here, and it's a weird thing to speculate about, but actually I think you're giving Bundy too much credit here.

    • Leo Bigelow
      Leo Bigelow 7 개월 전 +21

      He has a Harvard Law degree and won a Bronze star. What have you done?

    • TouchMe-SAMA
      TouchMe-SAMA 7 개월 전 +4

      I don't think it's fair to compare them to disgusting serial killers but ok.

    • Anne Hathaway did not spit in my food.
      Anne Hathaway did not spit in my food. 7 개월 전 +60

      DeSatan is a DeGenerate.

  • Naomi B
    Naomi B 5 개월 전 +14

    Anyone else immediately go buy ‘Tango Makes Three’ for their child after watching this, because it absolutely should be a book that everyone reads?

    • Sandy Guest
      Sandy Guest 개월 전 +1

      And Tango makes three is a delightful book. It's about love and nurturing and determination. Go buy it. Make sure it's in your public library.

  • Barbara Johnson
    Barbara Johnson 2 개월 전

    John is spot on. Brilliant, sarcastic, funny and educational.

  • Ger Men
    Ger Men 4 개월 전 +4

    Even after all the terrible things we saw him say, the one that still hits me the most is "does not satisfy Florida standards"

  • Anduril
    Anduril 5 개월 전 +9

    If we're talking DeSantis, "BDE" stands for Big Dickhead Energy. For reference it's like the guy in the BMW who runs every red light, especially if there are pedestrians in the crosswalk, or the Karen who wants to see your manager because she thinks it's not fair she got what she paid for but she didn't like your attitude, or your uncle who gets drunk at your birthday party and starts shouting racial slurs.

  • Aaron Thomas
    Aaron Thomas 4 개월 전 +4

    This is why I view it because I knew that one day you would "hit one right on the head"...great job John

  • Come And See
    Come And See 5 개월 전 +1364

    Hearing that Ron intentionally married a woman who will not correct him even when she knows he's wrong speaks...well it actually just checks the fuck out.

    • D D
      D D 5 개월 전 +13

      You heard 3rd had information from one source. I can get you 3rd hand information from one source that Elvis lives with Santa on the moon. I take it you'd believe that too?

    • Cerceify
      Cerceify 5 개월 전 +44

      She was in charge of those wild "He is the Chosen One" commercials for his campaign! Makes my skin crawl.

    • TheOpperator BigW
      TheOpperator BigW 5 개월 전 +3

      Seems really unlikely that he ever actually did that. No proof and sounds like bs

    • Regan Copple
      Regan Copple 4 개월 전 +29

      Ron DeSantis is the Rudy Giuliani of Donald Trumps. He uses the word "woke" like Rudy used to use the date "9/11" in his presidential campaign speeches, that is to say often & in every context he can manage to squeeze it in.

  • vicki Lawrence
    vicki Lawrence 4 개월 전

    Oh THANK GOD FOR JOHN OLIVER! I count on him to bring levity to an otherwise tragic political situation

  • compirate
    compirate 2 개월 전 +3

    If I was running a school, I'd come up with this huge document with everything our school teaches and have the kids take it home and their parents would have to read and initial every single thing yes or no. Your kid can't come back to school till it's completely filled out. Then when you teach certain things, you send the no kids to the library (no problem there, there's no books).

  • Darkknightx09
    Darkknightx09 14 일 전 +2

    I didn't understand how someone like Ron could get elected to that high of an office. Then I remembered that most of floridas voters are bigoted boomers that moved there to retire.

  • xlnt
    xlnt 5 개월 전 +2

    wow... how is John Oliver a thing on this wretched planet?!
    great show, i can't even imagine the team working there but i love them all and they should just go become the next president of the u.s.

  • Dredge Rivers
    Dredge Rivers 4 개월 전 +1

    Books meant so much to me as a child; there would be no sympathy for losing them for any length of time. Childhood is short. I would hate him for life if he took my books.

  • Lee Phelps
    Lee Phelps 7 개월 전 +1961

    That “thigh food” tactic is REAL. I had a date walk out on me for saying the word “ostensibly”, saying he couldn’t have a girlfriend who “used language like that”. Turns out he just didn’t know what it means.
    edit: I still dated him for the worst 4 months of my life. Never again.

    • Lee Phelps
      Lee Phelps 7 개월 전 +48

      Also, Bianca Del Rio’s fastball is unbeatable

    • CBP&J
      CBP&J 7 개월 전 +264

      You really dodged a bullet there! Can you imagine a boyfriend who is so stupid but still wants to be smarter than his girlfriend?

    • Silver Falcon
      Silver Falcon 7 개월 전 +86

      Sounds like he did you a favor!

    • NY catlady
      NY catlady 7 개월 전 +98

      My ex husband used to tell me to stop using $10 words. 🙄

  • umno
    umno 3 개월 전

    Its not a small deal to inject "compassion and empathy" into a math explanation

  • Mako Ushijima
    Mako Ushijima 5 개월 전 +8

    Lol this is a great episode I love it 😂

  • Karyn C.
    Karyn C. 2 개월 전 +1

    We learned in college that to interrupt others makes the interrupter look less credible and in my opinion, ignorant...it makes me sick to see Desantis and Trump and those like them shut down reporters in this way. Politicians should be REQUIRED to answer reporters' questions. But then again, politicians can outright lie legally in campaigns, so what the hell, it's an Effed up free for all. Here comes 2024! God help us

  • Jack Ster
    Jack Ster 26 일 전 +1

    Ron Desantis reminds my whole family of a comic book villain my brother made up when he was 8.

    • Jack Ster
      Jack Ster 13 일 전

      I just came back because I reread that comic.
      The villain’s name was the Patriot and he robbed an Italian restaurant because their hair was greasy and full of oil.

  • Juan Gaubeca
    Juan Gaubeca 6 개월 전 +1055

    DeSantis fits right in with the current Republican belief that freedom means the freedom to take away freedom from others.

  • Mabelline Murray
    Mabelline Murray 14 일 전 +1

    I love your perfect mind, John! Never change! 😂

  • despairia
    despairia 5 개월 전 +2

    Welp, I never thought the day would come when I would think, "If I _had_ to choose, I would rather have Trump over this other person", but here we are.

  • Juliet Castille-Cooke
    Juliet Castille-Cooke 2 개월 전 +1

    He did instill fear in people wanting to vote!

  • GhettoMist
    GhettoMist 5 개월 전 +2

    The Thai food test has to be the most hilarious thing I ever heard. Then Meatball Ron… even funnier. Oh I love how everything thing is falling apart it is genuinely hilarious. Biden’s can’t even function properly, and everyone else is a damn clown. It is HILARIOUS. Your wasting your time Johnny.

  • What Up
    What Up 개월 전

    It’s incredible to me that meatball just 5 months ago was seen as such a threat to Trump for the nomination that he needed his own John Oliver episode just for him to become the next Jeb Bush. Now trump might get the nomination and go to jail and it’s the funniest thing I have ever seen

  • Theresa Gasper
    Theresa Gasper 6 개월 전 +1370

    OK, let's touch on the "hardcore pornography" in the library. IF such a thing existed, there would be two sure-fire ways to figure it out. #1 all of the teenage boys would be in the corner giggling about it, or #2 the book would be perpetually checked out and unavailable.
    My guess is if there is any such book in FL libraries, it's probably called "Thigh Food."

    • John Moldoch
      John Moldoch 6 개월 전 +36

      Exactly, all the pre-teenage boys would be giggling over it. The teenage boys would be using it.

    • bohansenboh
      bohansenboh 6 개월 전 +44

      I did not know the school library in Florida had a Playboy section. We had to go to our dad's decapitated garage to find his porn section. Found it when we were about 10 years old. Not the best parenting, but it didn't kill us.

    • Michelle Kozmik Jirak
      Michelle Kozmik Jirak 6 개월 전 +10

      You nailed the tone. I instinctively read that in John's voice.

    • HotDogTimeMachine
      HotDogTimeMachine 6 개월 전 +80

      Conservatives finding an anatomy book with a picture of the anatomical structure of genitals: "is this hardcore pornography?"

  • Galactic Reggie
    Galactic Reggie 시간 전

    Several school districts have outright banned any books with black protagonists, calling them woke. NPR did an interview with one of the authors who attested that the book had no objectionable content. It was about a black kid going to school, having a happy time, and going back to his happy home and loving family. The author wanted positive, happy books for a black audience and that not every book with black heroes had to be about struggle or historical trauma. The NPR interviewer and the author came to the conclusion that the book was banned for being "woke" simply by having a black protagonist.
    That same story is repeated for other heroes of different ethnicity, religions, and LGBT characters. We are facing academic erasure.

  • Sunil Permaul
    Sunil Permaul 4 개월 전 +2

    If somebody left the date because they don't want somebody who corrects them, and they continue to say "thigh food"...you dodged a bullet.

  • Wendy Labriola
    Wendy Labriola 4 개월 전 +3

    Excellent. You are not free in Florida, unless you agree with his BS.

  • Yoru Silvermane
    Yoru Silvermane 2 개월 전

    Yeah, in all strict fairness to Meatball, there's a kind of artful bullying any public speaker has to undergo any time the press swarms to them. This is especially true for politicians and influencers, on whose every word the media hovers like starving fruit flies.

  • MyReadingMapped
    MyReadingMapped 3 개월 전 +1

    According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, woke means, "aware of and actively attentive to important societal facts and issues (especially issues of racial and social justice). Thus DeSantis is the spokesperson for far right version of woke. He recently changed superintendent of schools from a hired position determined by a school board into an elected official. He changed school curriculum into his own distorted version of history that leaves out the history of minorities. He challenged the biggest employer in Florida (Disney) and affected it business because it disagreed with his policies.

  • DaBrick
    DaBrick 7 개월 전 +148

    1:43 “Ask your kids about BDE” is a heck of a line for a party that loses its mind every time that a kid’s book mentions LGBT issues.

    • Synthetic_Future
      Synthetic_Future 7 개월 전 +2

      I fail to see the connection between these two things.

    • Karan Sreedhar
      Karan Sreedhar 7 개월 전 +38

      @Synthetic_Future talking about two people of the same sex loving each other is no no but "big dick energy" is ok to talk about with a child?

    • Named Human
      Named Human 7 개월 전 +22

      ​@Synthetic_Future how often do you discuss genital size and the energy it exudes with your children? I'm assuming it is not at all because deep down you know it is weird to do.

  • Beezy's Beatz
    Beezy's Beatz 5 개월 전 +2

    DeSantis isn't shutting down descenting voices. He strengthening descenting voices who are making unreal demands of 99% of the population

  • Capt'Wes Starwind
    Capt'Wes Starwind 4 개월 전 +5

    As a Canadian I find it frightening that we let Americans make laws on their own.

  • ApokalypseCow
    ApokalypseCow 4 개월 전 +6

    Ron doesn't want a girlfriend who would correct him, because he would prefer to remain confidently wrong.

  • Ilan Bachar
    Ilan Bachar 5 개월 전 +3

    "decline is a choice and florida is leading the nation" is such an accurate description of republican politics in the US right now...

  • Steven Gabriel
    Steven Gabriel 개월 전

    I wish I could get my red friends to watch just one episode. Appreciate ya, John...

  • Redneck Houdini
    Redneck Houdini 7 개월 전 +806

    DeSantis: “I feel honored to be criticized by the United Nation of violating freedom of speech”
    Also DeSantis: “Look at China’s human right issues!”

    • Mike Harborson
      Mike Harborson 7 개월 전 +8

      Adding the /s flag for sarcasm is also important! Do not forget, this is text communication that leaves inaccuracies very possible if not clarified with extreme details if message accuracy is of importance!

    • spirit5228
      spirit5228 7 개월 전 +18

      He wasn't called 'deathsantis' for nothing

  • B T
    B T 5 개월 전 +12

    The Thai food story is so great. I hope that some former dates come forward to verify this!

  • this Bushnell
    this Bushnell 2 개월 전 +1

    Absolutely no surprise that the banned book list is headed by 'A Wrinkle in Time' Since Ron is hell-bent on making Florida the first established Earth colony of Camazotz.

  • ezde711
    ezde711 5 개월 전

    Florida is such a screw up that my local radio station devoted a daily comedy news bit to the wacky things that can only manifest in Florida. Things you can't imagine are even real, but they happened in Florida. And I suspect the reason for this is that the education system there is severely lacking.

  • dewi matthews
    dewi matthews 4 개월 전 +3

    He doesn’t want his date to correct him even when he knows he’s wrong. Wow.

  • Jerome Bellon
    Jerome Bellon 7 개월 전 +2545

    The man objecting to the penguin book also raises an interesting point. It hints heavily at how unconstitutional the law is.
    "Jesus said go and sin no more so this is against the law."
    Except something going against your religion is not basis for being against the law.
    If it is, then the law allows you to enforce your religion on others, so it is most definitely unconstitutional.

    • I_am_almost_real_witch
      I_am_almost_real_witch 7 개월 전 +198

      this! laws should not be based on religion

    • NaN
      NaN 7 개월 전 +237

      Jesus died for our sins, so if we don't sin Jesus would've died for nothing.

    • Richard Eldridge
      Richard Eldridge 7 개월 전 +8

      Taxpayers deciding what books the government can or cannot buy with their money is not unconstitutional.

    • Chaitanya Rao
      Chaitanya Rao 7 개월 전 +62

      @NaN Based

    • delfuviomonk
      delfuviomonk 7 개월 전 +256

      @Richard Eldridge If it's based on religious beliefs, then yes, yes it is. Religious beliefs have no place in government decisions.

  • Ferdinand Ries
    Ferdinand Ries 5 개월 전 +13

    That book ban had me reeling. Most of those books were set books I had to choose from in high school English class.

    • ThePopeII
      ThePopeII 5 개월 전

      Online censorship is the modern equivalent of book burning - which this particular host and most of his fans support. I've personally been censored and banned from some sites, as have many politicians I support - including the former PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
      Can you say the same thing about yourself and the politicians you support?
      Oh, and another book that isn't taught in Florida Schools is the Bible. Yet somehow you've never complained about that book being "banned" now have you? That's what I thought.

    • First Name Last Name
      First Name Last Name 4 개월 전

      @ThePopeII we’ve complained about the Bible being banned as much as you’ve complained about the Quran being banned.

    • ThePopeII
      ThePopeII 4 개월 전

      @First Name Last Name Exactly. The difference is, I’m not the one advocating for my personal political and/or religious beliefs to be taught in schools. Your side is. Thanks for destroying your own argument.

    • Caitlyn Slusher
      Caitlyn Slusher 3 개월 전 +2

      All those books were on my school syllabi and summer readings lists when I lived in FLORIDA! So sad to see what my home state has become.

  • cgaud1n69
    cgaud1n69 5 개월 전 +1

    This video is an instant classic. DeSantis is the new flavor, but it'll go stale pretty quick. His craftiness in fooling the media will backfire soon enough. I'm not a DeSantis fan, but I also don't want Florida turned into another Oregon or California.

  • Garrett Hampson
    Garrett Hampson 20 일 전 +2

    Living in Florida you definitely have the Big Dick part right .Highest inflation rate in the country. Cost of living is leading the rest of the Country this is not a good thing .Ron Diaster is insane.😮

  • metro gnome
    metro gnome 5 개월 전 +4

    Fantastic! Great episode.

  • Sandra Ullmann
    Sandra Ullmann 2 개월 전 +2

    This has been one of the best of your shows. LMAO😂