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    Re: Colbert Offers Comedy Shtick in Farm Workers Testimony, Fails to Amuse Lawmakers

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    What percent of this exposure actually has to do with the topic of the hearing? Moreover, if that's the standard we're judging things by, then we should invite the cast of Jersey Shore to preside over hearings on the tax cuts - it's sure to get the public to pay attention.
    I can't quantify a percentage. I had a conversation with my wife about the actual issue that I otherwise probably wouldn't have had. It may actually spur some watercooler talk. I don't think it hurt the cause. It would have been invisible otherwise. And these people being invisible is what he was highlighting.
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    Re: Colbert Offers Comedy Shtick in Farm Workers Testimony, Fails to Amuse Lawmakers

    I seen this on Cspan the other day. It was weird and random. I hope it never happens again
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    Re: Colbert Offers Comedy Shtick in Farm Workers Testimony, Fails to Amuse Lawmakers

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottD View Post
    What failure? He actually had a pretty good message. Republicans are just pissed about HOW he said it, which in all honesty, why even care about that? I see no real issue here, this is all just over-reactions to a non-issue.

    Ok, ok, the crack about submitting his (Colbert) colonoscopy into the congressional record was pretty funny, but only because the demo's on the committee in my minds eye are pictured trying to figure out whether the early shots going in are Colbert's face, or ass.

    Look, a Congressional Committee hearing costs hundreds of thousands of dollars an hour to put on. In this time with the tension that exists between both sides of the isle, and the problem that illegal immigration is today, apparently San Jose's finest daughter Zoe Lofgren thinks it appropriate in true Allenski fashion to mock, and ridicule those that are against her's and her colleagues on the demo side of the isle in this issue as well as the tax payer paying for the hearing to begin with this appearance.

    Illegal immigration is a problem in this country and Lofgren with her invite, then subsequent request that Colbert's mic be turned back on when he refused to leave was an outrage, and one that had republicans done anything similar would have brought mass criticism from the very people in here now feigning disbelief that repub's are upset at this farce.

    Demo's are trying so hard to justify this stupid invite that they bring up an Elmo appearance to the Education Appropriations Subcommittee to urge more spending on music research and musical instruments for school programs, but in no way are the two appearances even close to commensurate with each other. Elmo was there not to mock those opposed to school musical programs, but to plea for those programs.

    This show only highlights what liberal demo's really think of the American people, and their process in congress as elite blowhards that believe that they can do anything they want.

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    Re: Colbert Offers Comedy Shtick in Farm Workers Testimony, Fails to Amuse Lawmakers

    If only the cost had occurred to that criminal republican who invited a puppet to appear before the committee. So demeaning to it's status.
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    Re: Colbert Offers Comedy Shtick in Farm Workers Testimony, Fails to Amuse Lawmakers

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    If only the cost had occurred to that criminal republican who invited a puppet to appear before the committee. So demeaning to it's status.

    Wait a minute, what republican invited Elmo? Can you show me that? Did Elmo mock the proceeding?

    Elmo was testifying to an Education appropriations sub committee. Not a full blown committee on illegal immigration. You really think the two are parallel in substance or weight?

    But hey, I guess as someone said earlier and hit it right on the head, as long as you can use that justification that is most often seen coming from 12 year olds...."Jimmy did it too!" Then it's alright...is that right?

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    Re: Colbert Offers Comedy Shtick in Farm Workers Testimony, Fails to Amuse Lawmakers

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Wait a minute, what republican invited Elmo? Can you show me that? Did Elmo mock the proceeding?

    Elmo was testifying to an Education appropriations sub committee. Not a full blown committee on illegal immigration. You really think the two are parallel in substance or weight?

    But hey, I guess as someone said earlier and hit it right on the head, as long as you can use that justification that is most often seen coming from 12 year olds...."Jimmy did it too!" Then it's alright...is that right?

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    You do realize that elmo isn't even a real person, right? He's a puppet. So um... actually... no, they aren't equal in substance or weight. Inviting elmo to "testify" was far, FAR more retarded and much more of a waste of our time and money. Not sure why folks didn't get all up in arms over it. Hell, most probably never even heard of it happening until now. (like me)

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    Re: Colbert Offers Comedy Shtick in Farm Workers Testimony, Fails to Amuse Lawmakers

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    You do realize that elmo isn't even a real person, right? He's a puppet. So um... actually... no, they aren't equal in substance or weight. Inviting elmo to "testify" was far, FAR more retarded and much more of a waste of our time and money. Not sure why folks didn't get all up in arms over it. Hell, most probably never even heard of it happening until now. (like me)

    So you think the character that Colbert was portraying in front of congress was a "real person"? Also, do you think that the topics being described, ie: Music classes in our public schools, which I fully support, to Illegal immigration?


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    Re: Colbert Offers Comedy Shtick in Farm Workers Testimony, Fails to Amuse Lawmakers

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    True, I'll give you that. Social Conservatism practiced individually does not tend to subvert freedom. However, Social Conservatism when practiced in politics and government does tend to subvert personal liberty. A simple glance at Iran and Saudi Arabia is sufficient evidence for that. And our history has Puritans banning **** left and right because it was immoral in their eyes.
    Then the statement "Social conservatism is antithetical to limited government." is untrue. "antithetical" is direct and unequivocal opposite.
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    Re: Colbert Offers Comedy Shtick in Farm Workers Testimony, Fails to Amuse Lawmakers

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Wait a minute, what republican invited Elmo? Can you show me that? Did Elmo mock the proceeding?

    Elmo was testifying to an Education appropriations sub committee. Not a full blown committee on illegal immigration. You really think the two are parallel in substance or weight?

    But hey, I guess as someone said earlier and hit it right on the head, as long as you can use that justification that is most often seen coming from 12 year olds...."Jimmy did it too!" Then it's alright...is that right?

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    Duke Cunningham invited him.

    Elmo is the only non-human or puppet ever to testify before the U.S. Congress. At the request and with the assistance of Rep. Duke Cunningham, he testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education in April 2002, urging support for increased funding in music education.

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    Re: Colbert Offers Comedy Shtick in Farm Workers Testimony, Fails to Amuse Lawmakers

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Duke Cunningham invited him.

    Oh God....Nooooooooooo! lol.


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