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

    Well i kind of just go by the opposite of what his alter ego says and that is pretty much what he actually thinks. It get's a wee bit confusing.

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

    Made me LMFAO and I'm very much against amnesty and illegal immigration. But hey, I have a ****ing sense of humor.

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

    Dear Lord can please get some illegal French immigrants? They now how to saute.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Made me LMFAO and I'm very much against amnesty and illegal immigration. But hey, I have a ****ing sense of humor.
    Every joke fell flat with me. I think its because he had no momentum going.

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

    I thought it was pretty funny, I wouldn't expect him to get applause or laughter but he did get some smiles.
    I'm sure I could use this to attack the left somehow.... hrrmm....

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

    I'm still having trouble believing that this happened. How the **** is this appropriate for Congress to allow?

    "No doubt we just locked up the Comedy Channel vote," Democratic strategist Chris Kofinis chided. "My opinion, we should forget social satirists. Given Congress' low approval, maybe we should invite the 'Glee' cast to perform next."

    Colbert's antics certainly brought national attention to the hearing room, though it’s unclear whether anyone will remember the real point of the hearing — migrant workers in America — as much as they’ll remember the day the Colbert Circus came to Congress.

    Colbert delighted in asking whether he could "submit video of my colonoscopy into the Congressional Record," talking about getting a Chilean to give him a "Brazilian" wax — a delicate-area hair-removal procedure. And he apologized to Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) for using the term "cornpacker" because it is "an offensive term for gay Iowans."
    Colbert knocks Dems off message - Jonathan Allen - POLITICO.com

    If I were someone who's livelihood was going to be affected by this committee, I would be ****ing furious.

    House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers seemed to be onto Colbert’s shtick before the comedian started delivering his one-liners, asking whether Colbert would be willing to simply submit his statement for the record instead of actually talking.
    Good on Conyers.

    This isn't a left-right thing, it's just a matter of common sense. What a waste of time.
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    Re: Colbert Offers Comedy Shtick in Farm Workers Testimony, Fails to Amuse Lawmakers

    It was my understanding that he was invited to come in Character. I saw the whole thing on C-Span. It was quite confusing when Conyers more or less tried to dismiss him before he even "testified". The whole thing was very painful to watch.
    I don't blame Colbert, he just accepted an invitation. I blame the person who invited him just because he spent a day picking beans and corn. Like that makes him some kind of expert on farm workers. I think they just wanted to draw attention to the need for immigration reform.
    What was it, just a few days ago The Dream Act for those who join military, now they are trying to get something else through for migrant workers.
    The Republicans brought up 3 or 4 times that all bills must be posted on line for 72 hrs so there's time to read them. Maybe they meant it when they said they were going to start right away with the things in the Pledge to America.
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    Re: Colbert Offers Comedy Shtick in Farm Workers Testimony, Fails to Amuse Lawmakers

    It just goes to show what a joke the current crop of congress critters really are. We want these ****ers to run our healthcare system? Really?!?

    This is a classic case of, "Nero fiddled while Rome burned", syndrome.
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    Re: Colbert Offers Comedy Shtick in Farm Workers Testimony, Fails to Amuse Lawmakers

    As much as I like Colbert, he had no place being there. We know what to expect from him but considering the locale, his speech was full of inappropriate comments.
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    Re: Colbert Offers Comedy Shtick in Farm Workers Testimony, Fails to Amuse Lawmakers

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    There was a time i thought Cobert was kind of funny but he's become a total and complete fool. If you just read the following transcript from his sorry embarrassing appearance on Capital Hill, will agree that he is in need of serious attitude adjustment of a good B***h slapping to get it through his dense or empty head that some things in certain palces are just not funny worth a damn.



    Why didn't they just have Bill Maher come and call John Conyers the N word when he ask Colbert to leave.

    This is a sick puppy to think being a racist is funny ever.

    Well now............I can certainly understand why most of the house members didn't even flinch and crack a smile... It seems Mr. Colbert doesn't know how to control what comes out of his mouth. But when you stop and think about it, neither do some politicians, preachers, professors etc. and on and on we go..... But that's what you get when you allow a commedian into a political house of ill puke. That's what they do. It comes natural to them to spiel out the gobbily goop because that's what they are used to doing....He showed his ass and allowed the world to see he was a racist. If it didn't know before, it sure as heck does now.....

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