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bigcitygal
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posted 09 September 2008 04:23 PM      Profile for bigcitygal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This was just brought to my attention. Lynn Westmoreland, of the recent "uppity" comment, last year wanted to have the ten commandments displayed in Congress.

Stephen Colbert interviews him, and asks him to name them. He can't.

Oh so very very funny.

Interview here

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posted 09 September 2008 04:40 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hilarious though that was, I'd like to see the unadulterated interview.
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posted 10 September 2008 02:51 AM      Profile for bigcitygal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Bump!
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Catchfire
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posted 10 September 2008 02:58 AM      Profile for Catchfire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That is frakking hilarious.
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posted 10 September 2008 03:29 AM      Profile for bigcitygal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yah, I'm hot and cold with Stephen Colbert, but this is SPOT ON, and Westmoreland is so clueless. There's none of the normal awkwardness that you often see with Stephen's victims, I mean, interviewees. Colbert is perfect deadpan! Esp. when he asks Westmoreland to name them. And of course, where the Ten Commandments should go. Pa ha ha!

I especially like "Do nothing-est"


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posted 10 September 2008 03:33 AM      Profile for Catchfire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I love how he almost runs over himself trying to say 'department of education' when Colbert asks him what they can cut to balance the budget. What, the whole thing?

And then how he cues him: 'social.....'

'Social security!'

Aaahhahaahaha.


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posted 10 September 2008 03:38 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
bigcitygal, silly! That's why the Ten Commandments need to be displayed! If they could be memorized, they wouldn't need to display them!

Hilarious video.


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posted 10 September 2008 04:39 AM      Profile for Bookish Agrarian   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I love the claim that there is one other do-nothinger. Like it is okay that he hasn't been sucked into that whole making laws thing.
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posted 10 September 2008 04:45 AM      Profile for Catchfire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
And the other do-nothinger is a democrat! So it's like he's balancing out liberal laziness.
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posted 10 September 2008 09:41 AM      Profile for martin dufresne   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I am sure that the underling who agreed to recommend this interview to his boss got the boot.
Still, wasn't it a cheap shot - and a bit homophobic - for Colbert to try and bait Westmoreland into describing himself as a "Georgia peach"?

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posted 10 September 2008 09:52 AM      Profile for bigcitygal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by martin dufresne:
I am sure that the underling who agreed to recommend this interview to his boss got the boot.

Do you think there are still people out there who don't know what the Colbert Report is about? I think that Westmoreland is a new, inexperienced and first time Congressperson. "Any publicity is good publicity"!

quote:

Still, wasn't it a cheap shot - and a bit homophobic - for Colbert to try and bait Westmoreland into describing himself as a "Georgia peach"?

I'd say yes, if it wasn't for that clip of the other Congressperson saying that HE was one. This sounds like a cultural/regional thing that I'm personally not privy to, if some men are fine to call themselves that and some aren't. I'll give you borderline homophobic, which is something that both Jon Stewart and Colbert can do, to great laughs, given their audience.

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posted 10 September 2008 12:32 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Still, wasn't it a cheap shot - and a bit homophobic - for Colbert to try and bait Westmoreland into describing himself as a "Georgia peach"?

Homophobic? No, that was more like Colbert trying to help Westmoreland to get in touch with his feminine side. Colbert was doing him a favour.


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posted 10 September 2008 01:26 PM      Profile for martin dufresne   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Cute. I wish... But I think he was just looking for one more way to ridicule him, putting him in a position where he either gave the impression of being gay or homophobic.
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posted 10 September 2008 01:31 PM      Profile for kropotkin1951   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by martin dufresne:
Cute. I wish... But I think he was just looking for one more way to ridicule him, putting him in a position where he either gave the impression of being gay or homophobic.
Yes but part of the joke is that the Congressman was squirming likely because he is homophobic but is afraid to admit it. Double edged humour the right wing people laugh at the "homo" joke and the others laugh at the homophobe on the hot seat.

I can't decide whether I like Colbert or not but I know that we no longer have any good Canadian political satire. Spare me Rick Mercer who appears unwilling to embarrass a homophobe conservative. Watching him suck up to the military and Harpo is far more nauseating.


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posted 10 September 2008 01:57 PM      Profile for martin dufresne   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I am with you about Mercer - such a disappointment... I'm sure Mary Walsh often cries in her beer - but I disagree about this notion of "double edged humor": if you are making right-wingers laugh, you're doing homophobia, period. And I disagree that the alleged "others" are not also laughing at the 'homo' joking. Plenty of homophobia on the Left - just try to wear a Gayvara t-shirt...
As for the right (I mean Left) people laughing at a suspected homophobe on a hot seat, I think anyone would have squirmed under such questioning, no? The "social... security?" part seemed especially heavy-handed.
But hey, who am I to stand in the way of a liberal laugh-fest... So satisfying to imagine that our oppposition are fools...

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posted 10 September 2008 02:05 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I agree with martin here. The guy is a doofus, but I REALLY want to see what the interview looks like pre-editing. Stephen Colbert didn't just cut to the quick on this, he tore this guy apart. Sure, he deserved it and submitted to a "Better Know a District" interview, but still...

I want to know what the whole thing looks like. Not just the highlights.


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posted 22 September 2008 09:07 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Did anyone catch Tony Blair on "The Daily Show" tonight?

He was very charming and sounded quite informed and sincere as he spread the lie that every Arab resistance group in the Middle East is linked in a common terrorist war against the West.


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