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

    Typical partisan tripe from Fox News.

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

    in times like these...

    what's next, al franken as stuart smalley testifying on substance abuse?

    snl's sendup of ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS is hilarious at 11:30 pm, it really is

    but it would NOT be funny in front of bitchy barbara boxer

    a day after max baucus, the gatekeeper, announced there's not enough time to address the bush tax cuts, leaving the economy in always greater uncertainty---will there be a vote, won't there be, middle class only or higher earners too, maybe in lame duck...

    leadership can't even state its stance, as october nears, on the bush tax cuts...

    only 3 days after rushing dadt onto the floor hidden inside some bigger bill only to bellyflop, ripping the hearts of rainbow chasers coast to coast...

    one thing this forum at its finest can show you is just how much our gay neighbors and friends CARE about gender issues

    just look at this week in news---bob woodward's tell-all exposes the president's pursuit of obama's war is purely political

    the staff is jumping ship like that dude on the titanic who donned a dress

    the georgetown town hall, described the next day by the grey lady as "a therapy session for disillusioned obama supporters," was taken up by question after question of this caste---do you find immoral working for a profit, when will you stop whacking wall street like a pinata, are you preparing americans to buck up for cuts in services in social security and medicare, do your elite education and personal style prevent you from really feeling what americans are going thru, how can i continue to defend you when i'm exhausted...

    obama at the un dais declared the door open to iran, then our delegation walked out on the hateful holocaust denier with whom the president still purposes to parley

    the clintons began making their move

    the president couldn't more than 2/3 fill the ballroom of the roosevelt hotel in nyc, even at 50 bucks admission, and then was heckled mercillessly by rightfully umbraged gay protestors who feel strung along, played, betrayed

    these are serious times

    colbert wasn't funny, what he passes as clever is hackneyed, heard a thousand times

    the only thing that might have been comic to some is the venue

    politics is big and small, it's whatever hits the gut

    and this, colbert's expert testimony before zoe lofgren's justice, to your more sober neighbors, comes as a suckerpunch

    this image will not fade

    and consider its proximity to november

    it too closely characterizes the smug sanctimony and smarminess of the 30-something elitists and professional leftists who think they're so clever and know so more than not only THEIR moms but every mom on the block

    leadership, due to events like these, comes across as orbiting some OTHER planet, perhaps uranus

    party on, progressives, you know best

    and laughter is golden

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

    Quote Originally Posted by vauge View Post
    Absolutely. I could not agree with the above statement more.

    However, you are adding context that was not at the discussion to begin with.

    Illegal immigration is a strain on just about everything in our economy. Crime, education, labor blue and white collar and even politics. The question is if you de-humanize them (treating inhuman - throwing them out because they are "bad people") or do you fix the problems (like NAFTA, welfare, drivers license, free college education) that gives them incentive to come here to begin with? I vote for the later.
    Treating them as inhuman is extremely important to stop from the way they are transported to the US to how they are treated by the employers. There is no debate there, I completely agree.

    I also believe the facts not discussed by Colbert as the crime, money and jobs lost here in America is inextricably linked to what he touched on. Leaving it out trivializes the issue as a whole by only addressing the side from the perspective of the illegal immigrant and not the US civilian hurt by his arrival and what he/she brings with them.

    Enforce the laws. Export the illegals when found. Shut down sanctuary cities, punish the employers who hire and abuse them but do not let sympathy circumvent the law while ignoring the pain many illegals cause to our society.
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    Re: Colbert Offers Comedy Shtick in Farm Workers Testimony, Fails to Amuse Lawmakers

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    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.
    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.
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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.
    A clown testifying before clowns. How amusing.
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    Re: Colbert Offers Comedy Shtick in Farm Workers Testimony, Fails to Amuse Lawmakers

    I didn't really think it was funny.. but I don't think Colbert is funny all the time. It's either hit or miss, and it was miss for me. But if one of the representatives actually offered to give Colbert the Brazilian, it would have been worth it comedy wise.

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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
    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.
    You never cease to create your goofy facts, with no proof to back up your silly claims.

    You of course are welcome to you own opinion but you can never have your own facts.

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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's testimony was "in character" his facts were not.
    If he wanted to appear and discuss it seriously, it wouldn't be such a huge deal. When's the last time that a comedian/actor testified before Congress in character?

    You tell me how much you think our food would cost if the labor were by US citizens?
    You were the one who claimed that it would raise prices a bunch, so I'm asking you to tell me how much they will increase. You don't appear to have any idea.
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    Re: Colbert Offers Comedy Shtick in Farm Workers Testimony, Fails to Amuse Lawmakers

    Quote Originally Posted by sokpupet View Post

    You tell me how much you think our food would cost if the labor were by US citizens?
    Not much more. I can tell you from experience.

    How about you? Can you accurately tell me how much more I pay for my produce that is farmed, harvested, and delivered by citizens?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    If he wanted to appear and discuss it seriously, it wouldn't be such a huge deal. When's the last time that a comedian/actor testified before Congress in character?
    Absoltuely correct. It was the fact he decided to play in character that made it unacceptable.

    And it begs the question, did he lie under oath? I deoubt he believes everything he said in character.

    You were the one who claimed that it would raise prices a bunch, so I'm asking you to tell me how much they will increase. You don't appear to have any idea.
    There was a documentary on this I saw somewhere that really blew that argument out of the water claiming that the amount of spending by the farmers on labor is a small percentage of their overall cost.
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