Filter: Last Week Tonight heckles candidates Joe Exotic, Jill Stein


In examining voter disillusionment with 2016’s presidential candidates, John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight unearths a campaign video from Joe Exotic. NonDoc readers may remember Exotic most recently as being the man who was denied re-entry into Donald Trump’s fundraiser in Norman. In displaying Exotic’s video in the above episode, Last Week Tonight gives a nod to one of Oklahoma’s more eccentric characters.

Things we saw (and heard)

EPA recommends disposal moratorium in Oklahoma’s most earthquake-prone areas — KGOU / State Impact

Two women say Donald Trump touched them inappropriately — New York Times

Labor report urges study of a federal role in state workers’ comp laws — NPR

Behold the best tweets of the second presidential debate — Wired

Michelle Obama sets her garden in stone — Politico

Glenn Beck: Electing Hillary Clinton ‘is a moral, ethical choice’ — Breitbart

Teaching Quilombismo: An Afro-Brazilian political philosophy — African American Intellectual History Society

7 ways electronic voting systems can be attacked — Information Week

The man behind the tapes that could sink The Donald — POLITICO

Obama lifts restrictions on Cuban rum, cigars — USA Today

Quotes to note

“I’m operating a program at a loss that is anti-competitive with the private sector. It’s stupid. This is not the way government should work.”

— Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Melissa McLawhorn Houston on elevator inspections to The Oklahoman‘s editorial board, 10/10/16

“The election is being rigged by corrupt media pushing completely false allegations and outright lies in an effort to elect her (Clinton) president.”

— Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during a rally in New Hampshire, 10/15/16

“The message should be that it isn’t too late for Australia to lift its game and better protect the GBR, not we should all give up because the GBR is supposedly dead.”

— Terry Hughes, director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, responding to an Outside Magazine article that proclaimed Australia’s Great Barrier Reef “dead,” 10/14/16








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