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

    Quote Originally Posted by Binky View Post
    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.....
    You apparently don't watch the Colbert Report. Colbert is a satirical comedian. I rarely take anything he says seriously.

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    Never the less, his comments were still inappropriate.
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    Re: Colbert Offers Comedy Shtick in Farm Workers Testimony, Fails to Amuse Lawmakers

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

    For those who can't tell the difference between what "entertainers" like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Stephen Colbert impart, I would suggest it is knowing the difference between SATIRE and CRUELTY. The media elite shrills have hated Colbert since he flayed them alive at the Washington Correspondent's Dinner bearing witness to their power-worshiping souls for the entire world to see.

    Stephen will never be forgiven by the Georgetown set and perhaps Obama could learn a thing or two.. .. ..rip their masks off and you will be rewarded.

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    Colbert, albeit veiled in humor, told it like it is. Do you want to pay what your food would cost if we had no migrant workers?! Really?!
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    Re: Colbert Offers Comedy Shtick in Farm Workers Testimony, Fails to Amuse Lawmakers

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    You apparently don't watch the Colbert Report. Colbert is a satirical comedian. I rarely take anything he says seriously.

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    Never the less, his comments were still inappropriate.

    I've seen enough of him that I know exactly what sort of comedy he does. Yep, it was inappropriate, but those idiots should've expected something of the sort. Duh.....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sokpupet View Post
    For those who can't tell the difference between what "entertainers" like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Stephen Colbert impart, I would suggest it is knowing the difference between SATIRE and CRUELTY. The media elite shrills have hated Colbert since he flayed them alive at the Washington Correspondent's Dinner bearing witness to their power-worshiping souls for the entire world to see.

    Stephen will never be forgiven by the Georgetown set and perhaps Obama could learn a thing or two.. .. ..rip their masks off and you will be rewarded.
    I think it's less likely that the media (which is made up of individuals who probably like Colbert) has some ridiculous vendetta against Colbert and more just that Congressional hearings about actual important issues are not the place for TV comedians to perform skits.

    Colbert, albeit veiled in humor, told it like it is. Do you want to pay what your food would cost if we had no migrant workers?! Really?!
    In terms of numbers, how much do you think illegal immigrants affect the price of food?
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    Re: Colbert Offers Comedy Shtick in Farm Workers Testimony, Fails to Amuse Lawmakers

    CONGRESSWOMAN JUDY CHU: Mr. Colbert, you could work on so many issues, why are you interested in this issue?

    COLBERT: I like talking about people who don't have any power. And this seems like some of the least powerful people in the United States are migrant workers who come and do our work but don't have any rights as a result. And yet we still invite them to come here, and at the same time ask them to leave. And, you know, whatsoever you do for the least of my brothers, these seem like the least of our brothers, right now. And I know that a lot of people are the least of my brothers because the economy is so hard, and I don't want to take anyone's hardship away from them or diminish it or anything like that, but migrant workers suffer, and they have no rights."
    Everybody in the media seems to be ignoring this part.

    His ironic character was a bit of misfire, IMO, but when he got serious during the questions... he was brilliant.

    Like humorists that have come before him, Mark Twain, he made his point on his own terms.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sokpupet View Post
    Colbert, albeit veiled in humor, told it like it is. Do you want to pay what your food would cost if we had no migrant workers?! Really?!
    Yes. In fact, I do. I pay local, US farmers for my meat and produce. Oddly, I don't pay that much more for my produce that's not full of pesticide and not picked by illegal, underpaid, abused immigrants.

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

    I watched the video, and there were parts of Colbert's testimony where everyone in the room looked like they were having trouble trying not to laugh. I don't get where this "he wasn't funny" bull**** is coming from, because it looks like everyone in that room found his comments to be funny.

    Also this isn't the first time comedians or characters have been in Congressional Hearing in character. I mean even Elmo once gave Testimony to the Republican controlled Congress, why is it such a big deal?
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    Re: Colbert Offers Comedy Shtick in Farm Workers Testimony, Fails to Amuse Lawmakers

    Quote Originally Posted by sokpupet View Post
    For those who can't tell the difference between what "entertainers" like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Stephen Colbert impart, I would suggest it is knowing the difference between SATIRE and CRUELTY. The media elite shrills have hated Colbert since he flayed them alive at the Washington Correspondent's Dinner bearing witness to their power-worshiping souls for the entire world to see.

    Stephen will never be forgiven by the Georgetown set and perhaps Obama could learn a thing or two.. .. ..rip their masks off and you will be rewarded.

    Utube Pt. #1
    Utube Pt. #2
    Utube Pt. #3

    Colbert, albeit veiled in humor, told it like it is. Do you want to pay what your food would cost if we had no migrant workers?! Really?!
    Do you support farmers evading millions in income taxes every years, because they're hiring illegal aliens?!? Really?!?

    I hope you're not one of the, "raise taxes, because it cost money to do business in this country", crowd.
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    Re: Colbert Offers Comedy Shtick in Farm Workers Testimony, Fails to Amuse Lawmakers

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Everybody in the media seems to be ignoring this part.

    His ironic character was a bit of misfire, IMO, but when he got serious during the questions... he was brilliant.
    Great, I can't wait until we have Snooki testifying about how terrible a tax on tanning beds would be.

    Like humorists that have come before him, Mark Twain, he made his point on his own terms.
    You keep on trying to associate Colbert and Stewart with Mark Twain. It still doesn't make sense.
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