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Old 05-01-2006, 11:30 AM   #61
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If you enjoyed Stephen Colbert's appearance at the WH Press Correspondents Dinner, let him know at www.thankyoustephencolbert.org. They're trying to get a million signatures there.

Just signed it thanks


The lack of coverage by the media of Colbert shows A) Their arrogance

B) It just proves everything he was saying!!!
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Old 05-01-2006, 11:51 AM   #62
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Your support of the Republicans is second only to the smugness with which you discuss any and all future elections, STING. It's highly conducive to having a dialogue here.


Iraq, too.

anyway, it's unbelievable to me that STING hasn't even discussed the push polling campaign orchestrated by Rove wherein extremely conservative south carolina voters were called up and asked to take a poll, and one of the questions was whether or not they'd be less likely they'd vote for McCain if they knew he had an out-of-wedlock child with a black woman (since the McCain's did adopt a child from Bangladesh). they also called into question McCain's sanity due to his time spent in a POW camp.

McCain and Bush absoultely hate each other, and McCain's reputation as a maverick on par with a rock start grates with many in the Republican Party -- and knowing people who work for Sen. Kyle, McCain's attention seeking as well as his glowing adoration by the "liberal" (lmao) media, it is well understood that the party establishment will destroy him, again, in the primaries precisely because McCain doesn't speak enough to the rabidly bigoted Republican base. he also has irritated the base by siding strongly with the democrats on issues like global warming and he did vote against the 2001 tax cuts. the republicans are non-to-thrilled with how he has handled judicial nominations

he's pro-life? so fucking what? every single major republican candidate is pro-life and that doesn't get out the fundie vote. what gets out the fundie vote is either trying to smack the shit out of gay people, or speaking in religiously coded language like Bush and framing him as a born-again charismatic who's heart has been changed by Jesus.

if, and only if, McCain makes it through the primaries, he will be a very attractive presidential candidate.

though the more he visits Bob Jones, the more he talks up fantasies like Intelligent Design, the more he feels he must spit on gay people, the more he alienates mainstream Democrats who might otherwise have considered voting for him.

and Republicans can forget Giuliani. he's pro-choice and pro-gay, much more so than many democrats (after his wife dumped him, he moved in with close friends who happened to be a gay couple -- i wonder how the Senators from Oklahoma feel about that).

and with the way Iraq is devolving into sectarian chaos, those who supported the war might find it more than a bit of a liability in 2008, and this includes HRC.
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I signed it! Thank you, Stephen!

STING2, you so krazy!
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Iraq, too.

anyway, it's unbelievable to me that STING hasn't even discussed the push polling campaign orchestrated by Rove wherein extremely conservative south carolina voters were called up and asked to take a poll, and one of the questions was whether or not they'd be less likely they'd vote for McCain if they knew he had an out-of-wedlock child with a black woman (since the McCain's did adopt a child from Bangladesh). they also called into question McCain's sanity due to his time spent in a POW camp.

McCain and Bush absoultely hate each other, and McCain's reputation as a maverick on par with a rock start grates with many in the Republican Party -- and knowing people who work for Sen. Kyle, McCain's attention seeking as well as his glowing adoration by the "liberal" (lmao) media, it is well understood that the party establishment will destroy him, again, in the primaries precisely because McCain doesn't speak enough to the rabidly bigoted Republican base. he also has irritated the base by siding strongly with the democrats on issues like global warming and he did vote against the 2001 tax cuts. the republicans are non-to-thrilled with how he has handled judicial nominations

he's pro-life? so fucking what? every single major republican candidate is pro-life and that doesn't get out the fundie vote. what gets out the fundie vote is either trying to smack the shit out of gay people, or speaking in religiously coded language like Bush and framing him as a born-again charismatic who's heart has been changed by Jesus.

if, and only if, McCain makes it through the primaries, he will be a very attractive presidential candidate.

though the more he visits Bob Jones, the more he talks up fantasies like Intelligent Design, the more he feels he must spit on gay people, the more he alienates mainstream Democrats who might otherwise have considered voting for him.

and Republicans can forget Giuliani. he's pro-choice and pro-gay, much more so than many democrats (after his wife dumped him, he moved in with close friends who happened to be a gay couple -- i wonder how the Senators from Oklahoma feel about that).

and with the way Iraq is devolving into sectarian chaos, those who supported the war might find it more than a bit of a liability in 2008, and this includes HRC.
Its already been reported that most of the Republican party's main elites and fund raisers have lined up behind McCain just as they did for Bush back in 1998. Make no doubt about it, McCain is the front runner. John McCain combined with all that money will probably be unstopable, but its true that he will have more resistance in the primaries than he will in the national election.
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Probably to no one's surprise, Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's "Daily Show," hailed the performance of his stablemate Stephen Colbert at Saturday night's White House Correspondents dinner. Colbert's lampooning of the president and the press has generated a good deal of praise and criticism.

"It was balls-alicious," Stewart said. "Apparently he was under the impression that they'd hired him to do what he does every night on television"--that is, make fun of conservatives, public officials and the press in the guise of an O'Reillyesque talk show host.

"We've never been prouder of him, but HOLY shit," Stewart added.

He also described the annual dinner as "where the President and the press corps consummate their loveless marriage."

Colbert then followed Stewart, on his own show, "The Colbert Report," describing the "honor of appearing" at the big dinner. He said the room was full of "power players" so he "fit right in."

"Best of all, I got to meet my main man, President Bush," he said, and even had a chance to shake his hand. "He has very soft hands," Colbert revealed, "which was surprising. He must wear gloves when he is clearing brush."

Colbert made fun of his mixed reception at the dinner, re-running the tape of one of his jokes with the audience barely reacting. He described this as "very respectful silence," and said that actually the crowd loved him.

"They practically carried me out on their shoulders," he said, "even though I wasn't ready to go."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-...w_b_20130.html

"But the mainstream media is apparently ignoring this part of the evening, and instead is covering the early entertainment where Bush and a look-alike imitator do a "he says this, he's really thinking this" routine. Moderately amusing, but very mild.

This, by the way, is the same Washington event where Bush previously charmed many (and horrified others) by pretending to have trouble finding Weapons of Mass Destruction (after we'd started to realize they weren't in Iraq), and wandered the room looking under tables. Really cute, huh? They should send videos of that to the families of soldiers killed.

The media's ignoring Colbert's effect at the White House Correspondents Dinner is a very clear example of what others have called the media's penchant for buying into the conservative/rightwing "narrative."

In this instance, the "narrative" is that President Bush, for all his missteps, has a darling sense of humor and is a real regular guy, able to poke delightful fun at himself and his penchant for mis-using and mispronouncing words.

Who cares if he lied to start a war? (Or chose to ignore all contrary opinion, which as far as war-starting goes, is pretty crummy.) Who cares if he declares he's above the law, and according to the Boston Globe yesterday there are something like 750 laws he's decided don't apply to him as "Commander-in-Chief"? "
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how i dream that the moderates from both party's stick a middle finger to the ideologue's on both side and form a viable 3rd party.

a man can dream, can't he...
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Thanks for posting that MrsSpringsteen
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That was hilarious
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Re: Colbert Roasts Bush, Bush Is Not Amused

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"Fox News gives you both sides of every story -- the President’s side and the Vice President’s side."

That quote just made my day.
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A whole website devoted to thanking Stephen Colbert:

http://thankyoustephencolbert.org/wordpress/archives/3
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Thumbs up to Colbert - I am sure Mr. Bush does not hear disapproval to his face very often.

Although part of me is scared that he probably did not understand a lot of the sarcasm Colbert used.

Our President is a dumbass.
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If you were really impressed with Colbert's performance, you can now wear it:

http://store.muledesign.com/shirts/colbert.php
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Colbert is ballsalicious would have been better
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i liked "reality has a well-known liberal bias."

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