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

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    My answer is yes. I'm no minimum wage supporter, nor union goon, however, if we have a law that says people must be paid $X per hour worked it should apply to all people doing that job in this country. Otherwise we create a lower class of people, unequally protected by the law.
    It is against the Federal law to hire illegals so the question of them being under paid should never come up. If WEveryone followed the lsw the problems would all go away and the economy as a whole would spring back so fast it's not funny.

    The "Trifecta of Doom Obama. Pelosi Reid," along every person on the City Councils and Boards of Supervisors of every Sanctuary Citie are in violation of their oaths of office, and should be removed from all those offices and the sooner the better.

    Colbert made a major fool out of himself and there is no excuse for it ever. I have little respect for most on both sides of the isle but I repect the laws and the insitution enough to know right from wrong and funny from really stupid.

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

    You know Councilman, leisure doesn't mean never.
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    Re: Colbert Offers Comedy Shtick in Farm Workers Testimony, Fails to Amuse Lawmakers

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    You know Councilman, leisure doesn't mean never.
    This post is the epitome of Non sequitur and I see you have a follower perfect.

    And now so as not to confuse or confound anyone.

    For your edification: Edification, as used in this context means moral improvement or guidance. Epitome, means: a person or thing that is typical of or possesses to a high degree the features of a whole class: as in: He is the epitome of a dumb ass. And finally, non sequitur is:Latin for "it does not follow"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    It was a farce. I would have gone after him with both barrels spitting in the faces of illegal alien criminal victims and human trafficking disgraces while he makes fun of the problem.
    He wasn't making fun of the problem and he wasn't being racist, he was dead serious.

    Wonk Room » Stephen Colbert: Let’s ‘Give More Visas’ To Undocumented Farmworkers

    Back in June, the United Farm Workers (UFW) launched their “Take Our Jobs” campaign which invites American citizens and legal residents to fill the farm jobs that are mostly occupied by undocumented labor. Comedian Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” traveled to a farm in upstate New York and spent ten hours “picking beans, packing corn and learning about the stark reality facing Americans farms and farmers.”
    Today, Colbert testified before the House Judiciary subcommittee on his experience as an entertainer-turned-migrant worker. As part of his testimony, Colbert called for more visas for farmworkers
    This brief experience gave me some small understanding of why so few Americans are clamoring to begin an exciting career as seasonal migrant field worker. So what’s the answer? I’m a free market guy. Normally I would leave this to the invisible hand of the market, but the invisible hand of the market has already moved over 84,000 acres of production and over 22,000 farm jobs over to Mexico and shut down over a million acres of U.S. farm land due to lack of available labor because apparently even the invisible hand doesn’t want to pick beans. [...]
    Maybe we could give more visas to the immigrants, who — let’s face it — will probably be doing these jobs anyway. And this improved legal status might allow legal immigrants recourse if they’re abused. And it justs stands to reason to me if your coworker can’t be exploited, then you’re less likely to be exploited yourself. And that itself might improve pay and working conditions on these farms and eventually Americans may consider taking these jobs again.
    Or maybe that’s crazy. Maybe the easier answer is just to have scientists develop vegetables that pick themselves.
    Watch it:


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

    I think he was an opportunist, and the problem was that there was not the sense that maybe they should heed his normal intentions. Stewart, the more serious of the two friends, admits that seeking political capital or clout is antithetical to the entire mission. A long time ago, Stewart said he fell in love with George Carlin's Class Clowns and it was one of the sources of inspiration for what he would later do. Much like Carlin's outlook, the goal is not to really influence the way political dialog is to take place or what they think should be the proper course, but rather, it is merely to admire the silliness of the entire failed venture and create humorous observations of such. They have no real belief that somehow they can contribute to the process, thus almost any attempt of them to do so should naturally be seen as suspect.

    This was a simple observation that most of them did not realize. They essentially fell into his comedic trap and made a mockery of our governmental system.
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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.
    This is why I rejoiced when I heard Colbert and Stewart were going to have a rally in DC. They only serve to steel those pissed at Pelosi, Reid, and Obama... and the remainder of the Democrat drones serving the Three Stooges... it only serves to steel those who have had enough to get out and vote, and to get others to go too.

    This is a great prelude to the idiocy in store... have to say... I love it when the Left brings in twits to testify before Congress.

    Thank you... thank you... thank you.

    Keep the leftist morons coming all the way up to election day.



    This is a great prelude
    The Clintons are what happens...
    when you have NO MORAL COMPASS.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    It was a farce. I would have gone after him with both barrels spitting in the faces of illegal alien criminal victims and human trafficking disgraces while he makes fun of the problem.
    LOL his who show is making fun of the US right, and you expect him to be serious in front of a right wing witch hunting party? HAHAHAHA
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    Re: Colbert Offers Comedy Shtick in Farm Workers Testimony, Fails to Amuse Lawmakers

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    This post is the epitome of Non sequitur and I see you have a follower perfect.
    I see you are completely incapable of admitting you were wrong.

    The rest of your post is utter drivel.

    Let's just pretend post #39 doesn't exist eh because it's too much of a challenge to reply to eh?

    I take by your failure to respond, you agree that Social conservatism is indeed antithetical to limited government.
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    Re: Colbert Offers Comedy Shtick in Farm Workers Testimony, Fails to Amuse Lawmakers

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    I take by your failure to respond, you agree that Social conservatism is indeed antithetical to limited government.
    Not necessarily. Social conservatism is an ideology that may or may not include government. I personally believe that traditional values should be taught but not mandated by the government.
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    Re: Colbert Offers Comedy Shtick in Farm Workers Testimony, Fails to Amuse Lawmakers

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    He wasn't making fun of the problem and he wasn't being racist, he was dead serious.
    I never once said he was being racist. Do not lie. And no he wasn't being dead serious. Spare us that please.

    Wonk Room » Stephen Colbert: Let’s ‘Give More Visas’ To Undocumented Farmworkers

    Back in June, the United Farm Workers (UFW) launched their “Take Our Jobs” campaign which invites American citizens and legal residents to fill the farm jobs that are mostly occupied by undocumented labor. Comedian Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” traveled to a farm in upstate New York and spent ten hours “picking beans, packing corn and learning about the stark reality facing Americans farms and farmers.”
    Today, Colbert testified before the House Judiciary subcommittee on his experience as an entertainer-turned-migrant worker. As part of his testimony, Colbert called for more visas for farmworkers
    This brief experience gave me some small understanding of why so few Americans are clamoring to begin an exciting career as seasonal migrant field worker. So what’s the answer? I’m a free market guy. Normally I would leave this to the invisible hand of the market, but the invisible hand of the market has already moved over 84,000 acres of production and over 22,000 farm jobs over to Mexico and shut down over a million acres of U.S. farm land due to lack of available labor because apparently even the invisible hand doesn’t want to pick beans. [...]
    Maybe we could give more visas to the immigrants, who — let’s face it — will probably be doing these jobs anyway. And this improved legal status might allow legal immigrants recourse if they’re abused. And it justs stands to reason to me if your coworker can’t be exploited, then you’re less likely to be exploited yourself. And that itself might improve pay and working conditions on these farms and eventually Americans may consider taking these jobs again.
    Or maybe that’s crazy. Maybe the easier answer is just to have scientists develop vegetables that pick themselves.
    Watch it:
    Absolutely none of that garbage changes the farce of his testimony.

    He ignored the crime illegals bring with them. The human trafficking abuses, murder, rape, child molestation, theft, fraud and countless other crimes that go along with illegal immigration.

    He was an embarrassment and you should have been able to pick up on that.
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