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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?
    April 2002


    Besides, shouldn't the folks concerned about this whole Colbert thing be calling and bitching on the congress person that invited him in the first place?

    I mean, the dude spent *ONE* day out in the field to make a comedy show and some genius invites him to congress expecting what exactly?
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    Re: Colbert Offers Comedy Shtick in Farm Workers Testimony, Fails to Amuse Lawmakers

    Quote Originally Posted by vauge View Post
    April 2002


    Besides, shouldn't the folks concerned about this whole Colbert thing be calling and bitching on the congress person that invited him in the first place?

    I mean, the dude spent *ONE* day out in the field to make a comedy show and some genius invites him to congress expecting what exactly?
    I was waiting for someone to bring this up.

    Elmo #1 isn'ta real person and his cause was to increase funding for music education, hardly a controversal topic.

    #2 This was in 2002 well before the serious economic woes we face now

    #3 The topic was no where near as controversial as this one is.

    Am I excusing it? No. It was a waste of money and a stupid idea but the context and timing cannot be directily compared to what we witnessed this week.
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    Re: Colbert Offers Comedy Shtick in Farm Workers Testimony, Fails to Amuse Lawmakers

    Quote Originally Posted by vauge View Post
    shouldn't the folks concerned about this whole Colbert thing be calling and bitching on the congress person that invited him in the first place?

    I mean, the dude spent *ONE* day out in the field to make a comedy show and some genius invites him to congress expecting what exactly?
    that IS what we're saying, sir

    america is crashing and congress is orbiting uranus

    and they don't even know it

    THIS leadership can't even say whether it will or will not extend the bush cuts

    it can't commit to cuts for only the middle class or, on the other hand, for all americans

    it can't declare WHEN it will decide to decide

    the sober and serious in times like these search for that shred of certainty upon which they can proceed

    instead baucus boxes up the bush cuts while zoe lofgren invites the equivalent of stuart smalley to testify as an expert on the topic that might as well be substance abuse

    and the palsied speakeress, in her temporary position, approves

    it is what is

    party on, progressives

    put that self stroking sanctimony on display

    you know best, for 36 more days

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

    Quote Originally Posted by vauge View Post
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    Thank you, I didn't know about that. I think that's equally inappropriate.

    Besides, shouldn't the folks concerned about this whole Colbert thing be calling and bitching on the congress person that invited him in the first place?

    I mean, the dude spent *ONE* day out in the field to make a comedy show and some genius invites him to congress expecting what exactly?
    Just looked it up and saw that he was invited by Zoe Lofgren, Chairwoman of the Committee. Ugh.
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    Re: Colbert Offers Comedy Shtick in Farm Workers Testimony, Fails to Amuse Lawmakers

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post

    Just looked it up and saw that he was invited by Zoe Lofgren, Chairwoman of the Committee. Ugh.
    She needs to be gone then because he has no real reason being there.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    She needs to be gone then because he has no real reason being there.
    Besides being elected...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Besides being elected...
    She can be elected, but she has no reason to be a Chairwoman if she is inviting Colbert.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    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.
    Got it. You're going to pretend that post #39 doesn't exist because you have no way of refuting anything in it.

    Btw, you may want to learn the difference between the word "employer" and "employee" you clearly screwed that one up as further demonstrated in post #39.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    She can be elected, but she has no reason to be a Chairwoman if she is inviting Colbert.
    What about other chairpersons who have invited controversial people to testify to make a point?

    What about the chairperson who invited Mark Twain or Will Rogers?

    I sense this is more partisan than anything for you.

    The irony was too dense for that crowd; when Colbert speaks in character, he says the opposite of he actually believes. Anti-immigration reform people sensed they were being made fun of, pro-immigration reform people were offended the same way those reading A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift were. The irony is too think and delivered with too much sincerity for people to understand.

    Sadly, his best moments were lost on the media-- during the Q&A were he spoke quite eloquently out of character about why he came, and why this issue is important to him.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Sadly, his best moments were lost on the media-- during the Q&A were he spoke quite eloquently out of character about why he came, and why this issue is important to him.
    Stephen Colbert Says Migrant Workers 'Have No Rights' - ABC News

    Nope. They got those statements.
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