April 30, 2006

Bush and Colbert At WH Press Correspondants' Dinner
— Ace

One was funny, the other wasn't.

Steve Colbert offered up the standard arch-liberal complaint about the media: that they were "too easy" on Bush as far as WMD intelligence and, get this, tax cuts. (!!!???)

Allah has a link and a pan, and sagely notes:

In Colbert’s defense, he might not have been playing for laughs. The dissident posture is very important to our friends on the left; if SC had kept things light and wasted his opportunity to speak “truth” to power, they’d have crucified him for it. As it is, the moonbats will be building statues of him tomorrow. To paraphrase another delusional comedian who wasn’t as funny as he thought he was, better to be Kos for a night than a schmuck for a lifetime.

The media is swooning over Colbert's performance -- despite the fact that he all but accused them in complicity in pushing the Iraq War. (And-- TAX CUTS!!)

Why? Why are they so happy to be insulted?

Because the media loves being criticized from the left.

They want the license to move further to the left than they already are, and, to have a pretext to do so, they require critics who accuse them of being too conservative.

When they get accused of being too conservative or too easy on Bush, they get to claim, absurdly, "Well, we get it from both the left and the right, so that proves that we're straight-down-the-middle fair and balanced."

Translating this from liberal-media-speak: "Keep the criticism coming, fellow liberals, because we need to be able to 'prove' we're not liberally biased. And, because we care more about what YOU say -- you agree with us and we agree with you, even if we have to play this Kabuki theater where we pretend we're in disagreement -- we'll be more responsive to your liberal/left complaints than we've ever been regarding complaints from the right."

It's the left's claims of the press being "too easy" on Bush that have inspired them to reveal extremely-damaging national security secrets in order to regain the praise from the only people whose opinions they care about-- other liberals and leftists.

And if Poland is exposed to an Al Qaeda attack, well, that's a small price to pay to regain the admiration of their fellow travellers.

Bush, meanwhile, was actually funny, as he goofed on himself alongside dead-on Bush impersonator Steven Bridges.

But then, his mission, unlike Colbert's, was to entertain, not to "educate."

As Thomas Jefferson said:

Jackass TV clowns who fancy themselves philosophers really steam my beans. More with the seltzer down the pants, Joke-Monkey, less with the retarded commentary.


Either I'm Psychic Or Liberals Are As Predicatable As Monkeys With A Big Stockpile of Feces Update: In his own update, Allah notes that a part of the broadcast he didn't include contains an endorsement of my liberals-need-to-be-told-they're-too-easy-on-Bush-as-an-excuse-to-go-harder-on-him theory.

[]Mark Smith, the president of the Correspondents Association, made exactly that point when introducing Bush.

I'm sure he means Smith made the "we're too easy on Bush" point, rather than explicitly asking for liberal critics to attack the press. But the invitation is there: Please call us cowards so we have the leeway to be "more brave," and by "more brave," I mean, of course, "more liberal." (They're synonymous, aren't they? After all, liberalism is the highest form of courage. James C. Calhoun said that.)

I didn't see the event, but Johnny Coldcuts, the time-travelling foul-mouthed baloney sandwich, saw it three months ago, so he tipped me to this angle.


Posted by: Ace at 09:06 AM | Comments (100)
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1 I usually think Colbert is funny, but he bombed last night.

Posted by: Mike S. at April 30, 2006 09:12 AM (FnVST)

2 As Thomas Jefferson said:

Jackass TV clowns who fancy themselves philosophers really steam my beans. More with the seltzer down the pants, Joke-Monkey, less with the retarded commentary.

Was that from "Stuff Jefferson Said, Volume 3" or "Volume 5"?

Posted by: Drumwaster at April 30, 2006 09:50 AM (h4Hhq)

3 When the audience is filled with people on your side and you still can't get them to laugh, you weren't funny. Nuff said. AFAIC Colbert's rarely gots teh funny anyway.

Posted by: Laddy at April 30, 2006 09:59 AM (Jcl/L)

4 Colbert needs to stick to preaching to the stoned hipster choir and leave the real world to the grown-ups.

Johnny Triangles

Posted by: T. at April 30, 2006 10:01 AM (uLFef)

5 Oh c'mon, Colbert was HILARIOUS!

http://360vrwc.com/?p=189

Posted by: SmugMonkey at April 30, 2006 10:54 AM (PuyP1)

6 Really, you missed a good show. You can watch the reruns on C-Span.

Scalia was in stitches when Colbert spoke some Sicilian with him. It was so funny. I think is a reflection of his strong character and his ability to really laugh at himself.

The press, on the other hand, were pissed. So was Bush, his face turned bright red. Oh man, I never laughed so hard. The impersonator was kind of good, but it was just a bunch silly antics... Like watching Carrot Top or something.

Colbert, on the other hand, just layed into everyone. You could have heard a pin drop. With the exception of Scalia, he basically proved that the Washington Elite is a bunch of babies who can't take criticism. Of course the Associated Press doesn't get it, but who cares about them.

Posted by: at April 30, 2006 10:58 AM (RA3GB)

7 But then, his mission, unlike Colbert's, was to entertain, not to "educate."

I don't get it; I thought he was damn funny. What were the jokes supposed to be about, how awesome Bush is?

These things are like roasts, essentially--why is everybody all up in arms about it?

Posted by: Hubris at April 30, 2006 11:04 AM (ghFND)

8 I think the point that ace is trying to make is that Colbert's act was more of a disguised attack on Bush rather than a few harmless jokes.

By the way, Colbert is not funny. He panders to the humorless Left who will
laugh at anything anti-right.

Posted by: Bart at April 30, 2006 11:14 AM (qthYi)

9 Colbert does such a great Bill O'Reilly, you have to admit it's funny. At some point Bill O'Reilly is just another Hollywood lecher (like Sheen), and all his highfalootin' talk is just a bs approximation of what focus groups say that conservatives care about (like the "War on Christmas"). Do you think a corporation is going to use prime airspace to put some clown on TV without running it through focus groups and the marketing department? The O'Reilly Factor is just another business, and they are quite good at it. It makes little sense to defend the honor of the elite establishment, because they never claimed to be altruists and we shouldn't ask them to be.

Real conservatives are actually smart, decent people. What Colbert is making fun of is the stupid pundits that make us all look like we're illogical morons. It's time to cull the herd of stupid "right wing" pundits and bloggers who are just trying to cash in on the grassroots popularity of the movement.

Posted by: at April 30, 2006 11:26 AM (RA3GB)

10 I'm sure he means Smith made the "we're too easy on Bush" point, rather than explicitly asking for liberal critics to attack the press.

Smith said that left-wingers call the media poodles for the administration and that right-wingers call them attack dogs, which proves that the press is getting it exactly right. Exactly as you said.

Posted by: Allah at April 30, 2006 02:46 PM (CbBW/)

11 Like I said at Jeff's, bearing in mind that I saw an edited version, I think all the hoo-ha on both sides is wrong. He didn't exactly bomb. They weren't falling out of their chairs, but he got some laughs. Nor did I think it was over-the-top insulting. On the other hand, it wasn't the brilliant, brave, cutting-edge, truth-to-power satire the libtards are making it out to be.

My reaction was mostly, "Eh."

Bush's routine was very funny, though.

Posted by: CraigC at April 30, 2006 02:58 PM (+7sBO)

12 James C Calhoun? That's a new one. I thought John C Calhoun is the one who said 'liberalism is the highest form of courage' when he insisted (like present-day liberals) that African-Americans should be kept on the plantation.

Or is the new plan to attribute fake quotes to fake people?

Posted by: max at April 30, 2006 03:04 PM (210f1)

13 Haven't seen Colbert's bit yet; sounds like when Imus was the keynote speaker at one of these things during the Clinton adminstration. Pissed off president and first lady, pissed off press corps, amused cynics everywhere.

At one point he pulled a manila folder out of his suit and (I believe - I haven't been able to find the video online) handed it to Hilary.

Classic.

Posted by: jmn at April 30, 2006 03:04 PM (FvqJT)

14 He didn't exactly bomb. They weren't falling out of their chairs, but he got some laughs.

He got two solid laughs: when he called Joe Wilson the most famous husband since Desi Arnaz and when he did the Scalia bit.

Posted by: Allah at April 30, 2006 03:10 PM (CbBW/)

15 Or is the new plan to attribute fake quotes to fake people?
Posted by max at April 30, 2006 08:04 PM


Fakery is the highest form of flattery.

Posted by: George Washington at April 30, 2006 03:12 PM (aBntd)

16 My neighbor--a Pulitzer winning journalist--attended last night. He's a big-time lib, but his review was that Bush was hilarious and Colbert wasn't nearly as funny.

Bad form is bad form and easily recognized. Whatever the left's delusions, this stuff helps us and hurts them/

Posted by: Reddish Jode at April 30, 2006 03:16 PM (PRxH4)

17 Johnny Coldcuts is both strong and smart.

Colbert is usually very funny, but only when he has everything set up and writers working with him. I don't think he's all that great at improv.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 30, 2006 03:27 PM (1Vbso)

18 Ace, in the same genre of your list of top fun facts about Dick Cheney, perhaps you ought to have a contest for the best fake Jefferson quotations.

Posted by: John at April 30, 2006 03:37 PM (HP2Wr)

19 When will the goddamn Rangers get some pitching?

Posted by: Thomas Jefferson at April 30, 2006 03:41 PM (UFwUd)

20 Where were you when I needed you, TJ?

You guys were supposed to be my fans. You showed me no support when I got hammered by the media for no good reason.

Posted by: Kenny Rogers at April 30, 2006 03:47 PM (2FkSx)

21 Shoulda stayed in C/W music and chickens.

Posted by: Kenny Rogers at April 30, 2006 03:51 PM (ZBys+)

22 I'm not that Kenny Rogers.

By the way, his restaraunts, Kenny Rogers' Roasters, were excellent.

Posted by: Kenny Rogers at April 30, 2006 04:00 PM (2FkSx)

23 Whadya mean, "I'm not that Kenny Rogers?"
How many am I?

Posted by: Kenny Rogers at April 30, 2006 04:05 PM (ZBys+)

24 Hmmmm - Ace didn't se it, but didn't like it. How predictable....

Posted by: Not Zero at April 30, 2006 04:18 PM (z0Wgm)

25 funny and necessary. any time our lunatic and failed president can find himself embarassed in front of the gogo washington elite, is a good time.

the last good, heaving gut chuckle will be the day he awaits sentencing in slobo's old hague jailcell. the sooner, the better.

Posted by: ergastularius at April 30, 2006 04:22 PM (7nrVi)

26 The routine was stale at best, dude bombed.

Posted by: Mike S. at April 30, 2006 04:23 PM (FnVST)

27 funny and necessary yada yada yada - erg the quisling slave

More troll vomit - the Republicans' best friend in the upcoming elections.

Posted by: max at April 30, 2006 04:29 PM (210f1)

28 oh, max, I'll vote for the piece of shit repubs in the generals next year. I want the catastrophe of imperial failure and the sheer stupidity of social conservatism and venality of these old buzzards exposed for even the dullest morons like yourself, max, to see.

I'm on your side.

Posted by: ergastularius at April 30, 2006 04:37 PM (7nrVi)

29 in the lexicon of your ignorant fellow travelers, I'm a traitor. but, you're just dumb, max.

Posted by: ergastularius at April 30, 2006 04:39 PM (7nrVi)

30 and your so fucking stupid max you believe the democrats are different.

you stupid man, max.

Posted by: ergastularius at April 30, 2006 04:41 PM (7nrVi)

31 and your so fucking stupid max you believe the democrats are different.

It tickles me when trolls start calling people stupid while at the same time completely ignoring basic things like spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.

Yes, orgasmatronicus, we all wish we were as smart as you are. *snicker*

Posted by: Anon E. Mouse at April 30, 2006 04:45 PM (CwYZr)

32 you're.

fuck you.

that's is good as you've got?

Posted by: ergastularius at April 30, 2006 04:47 PM (7nrVi)

33 whatever.

colbert's funny. the president is a clown; a dangerous fool, stumbling through history, drunk on power. I look at him and I think: we suck, totally suck.

it's hilarious.

Posted by: ergastularius at April 30, 2006 04:50 PM (7nrVi)

34 that's is good as you've got?

No, this is "is" good as I've got. You fucking worthless namby-pamby shitstain troll douchebag, go fuck yourself and then lube up your poor excuse for a cock with diarrhea and shove it in your mother's mouth. Better?

Posted by: Anon E. Mouse at April 30, 2006 04:52 PM (CwYZr)

35 good job anon. now, that's funny.

but, you're an idiot. unless you prove otherwise.

Posted by: ergastularius at April 30, 2006 04:54 PM (7nrVi)

36 ergastuloetry!
The president is a clown
a dangerous fool
stumbling through history
drunk on power
I look at him and I think
I totally want to do him

Posted by: scott at April 30, 2006 04:55 PM (Ffvoi)

37 Erg makes mike look smart.

Posted by: Mike S. at April 30, 2006 04:56 PM (FnVST)

38 P.S. when the revolution comes I am going to chop your fucking head off.

Posted by: Mike S. at April 30, 2006 04:58 PM (FnVST)

39 I imagine a sotu where bush stammers into some nonsequitor "freedom marches on..." and cheney steps off the dais, walks next to bush, drops his pants, pumps his rod, and money shoots bush right in the eye. stinger.

Posted by: ergastularius at April 30, 2006 04:59 PM (7nrVi)

40 and your so fucking stupid max you believe the democrats are different.

I know, man. Like, totally. Gotta vote Nader in 2008. It's the only way out of this right-wing deadlock between two puppet parties, bought and paid for by the corporations. Truth to power! Nader 2008!

Posted by: sandy burger at April 30, 2006 05:00 PM (FmfCF)

41 mike s.

funny, still. no revolution for you, unless you fuck your sister in front of your parole board.

your world is over, twat. can't you see?

Posted by: ergastularius at April 30, 2006 05:02 PM (7nrVi)

42 If Steve Coldbeer attacked the MSM, how come he is not in jail? You know by dusk tonight they would have found the kiddy porn and the dead bodies of his ex-wives. All financial/medical/rumors of predatory sexual misdeeds would have been wall-to-wall by now. Si since he has not been publicly ruined we know it was not a real "attack". The MSM makes this out to be a dogfight, but it's really two inbred mutts sniffing each others balls and asses.

Posted by: hutch1200 at April 30, 2006 05:04 PM (rp46+)

43 Looks like I hit a nerve - probably one in the quisling slave's rotting teeth.

PS Does anyone else suspect that erg's breath would make even a camel puke?

Posted by: max at April 30, 2006 05:04 PM (210f1)

44 ace

mike s. et al. are the company you keep. good for you.

this is what it has come to.

Posted by: ergastularius at April 30, 2006 05:05 PM (7nrVi)

45 When the revolution comes, I am going to chop your fucking head off.

Don't steal my shit, Mike S.

Posted by: Thomas Jefferson at April 30, 2006 05:06 PM (l6LOK)

46 Sorry erg, I don't have a sister. Maybe we could try one of your eye sockets.

Posted by: Mike S. at April 30, 2006 05:07 PM (FnVST)

47 geoff, jack straw, etc. this is the low budget company you keep.

ace's dwindling traffic. gee, I wonder why.

Posted by: ergastularius at April 30, 2006 05:10 PM (7nrVi)

48 why don't you go back to the spic-bashing thread mike s. wasn't that funner?

Posted by: ergastularius at April 30, 2006 05:12 PM (7nrVi)

49 Sorry T-bone. I don't really want to cut erg's head off, but if he and his merry band of art school radicals overthrow the corprate pigs they probably won't have much support. If I had to pick between killing a few people and socio-anarchism ruled by dear leader chomsky I would probably end up with a little blood on my hands.

This won't happen because my world is apparently over.

Posted by: Mike S. at April 30, 2006 05:13 PM (FnVST)

50 funner isn't a word.

Posted by: Mike S. at April 30, 2006 05:14 PM (FnVST)

51 you can leave me out of the killing. I love my country. and some of you know all too well hoiw fucked up things are. colbert amusingly reminded us. good.

Posted by: ergastularius at April 30, 2006 05:18 PM (7nrVi)

52 the revolution is nie. CHE, CHe, Che. I. am. crushing your world. it. gooder. hoiw could i do such athing. you ask. it is the future. marx was a serious economist.

Posted by: ergastularius at April 30, 2006 05:24 PM (FnVST)

53 "hoiw fucked up things" - erg the quisling slave

A small Freudian typo; I'm sure erg meant to put the 'i' in hoiw after 'how' - i.e 'how i fucked up things'

Posted by: troll control at April 30, 2006 05:26 PM (210f1)

54 criticism of my typing is just lame.

Posted by: ergastularius at April 30, 2006 05:37 PM (7nrVi)

55 aslkhf, asdklfh fhd lkthhg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lkjhdgkjh,kdjgh mh djghdgghgg.
George Bush is so freakin' hot.

Posted by: ergastularious at April 30, 2006 05:42 PM (Ffvoi)

56 Erq,

Troll Control was not critcizing your typing, as should have been obvious, just trying to help clarify your intent.

Troll Control is always willing to help the helpless, and sometimes even the hopeless.

Posted by: Troll Control at April 30, 2006 05:44 PM (210f1)

57 The world is over. Commenting angrily on blogs is the only way to secure our eternal souls. Immediately submit your top favorite books and movies for approval, lest you be damned forever!

P.S. I shit on your bible! The Koran, I'm ambivalent toward. Marxists know the real threat is Bob Jones University!

P.P.S. Everyone looks forward to my presence at family reunions!

Posted by: Ergomomically Incorrect at April 30, 2006 05:53 PM (rZ5uY)

58 Ace's dwindling traffic. gee, I wonder why.

Not quite true.

Posted by: geoff at April 30, 2006 05:57 PM (nH1Ad)

59 erg is an ace of spades regular. Someone who might deal with protoplasmic rabbits.

Posted by: Mike S. at April 30, 2006 06:00 PM (FnVST)

60 criticism of my typing is just lame.

You're the worst damn typist I've ever seen here. God damn you suck.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at April 30, 2006 06:25 PM (UFwUd)

61 Time for haiku, hai?

O, Ergastularius,
With odd stain on monitor
You type with one hand?

Granted, it lack seasonal reference.

Posted by: Random Japanese Tourist at April 30, 2006 07:17 PM (+DMjG)

62 monkey is well yes
the dawn is near I assume yes
peel is a hooker

Posted by: Mike S. at April 30, 2006 07:33 PM (FnVST)

63 You're not even a good troll, Egg. I might have some respect for you if you could come in here and score some points, but you're so stupid that that's obviously impossible. Come big or stay at home.

Posted by: CraigC at April 30, 2006 08:56 PM (+7sBO)

64 Anyway, sort of back on topic I guess...

How about this? Because his routine was all "challenging" and "edgy" and "left-wing" and "douche-like" and "devastatingly not humorous", it was referred to as being "Margaret Cho like" or something like that. As a complement. Talk about damning with faint praise.

Posted by: Shawn, but not lowercased shawn at April 30, 2006 09:01 PM (wZLWV)

65 Erg makes mike look smart.

Or at least coherent.

the revolution is nie.

We are the Knights Who Say "Nie!"

Posted by: Anon E. Mouse at May 01, 2006 03:25 AM (CwYZr)

66 Wow, egg. I got slammed without even being here! I'm honored you think so little of me.

So how's that communist revolution working out for you anyway? Still speaking truth to power and all that? Are those ANSWER chicks as fugly as they look?

Posted by: JackStraw at May 01, 2006 03:25 AM (J8+2b)

67 So they are gathering with the vultures what a flock im not there squawk

Posted by: spurwing plover at May 01, 2006 03:51 AM (aTvBX)

68 I haven't looked "ergastularious" up in a dictionary yet, but I'm betting it is latin for the mucoseal inner lining of the rectum.

Posted by: at May 01, 2006 04:16 AM (KeOQp)

69 That was me, e.

Posted by: Reddish Jode at May 01, 2006 04:17 AM (KeOQp)

70 Wow. You ace-heads have really outdone yourselves this time. There is so much crap here I don't even know where to begin.

I suppose I will start with the subject of this post: Colbert. He played his tv persona to a T. He did the exact same schtick he does on his show every single night. If you find his show funny, you found his presentation funny. Whoever invited him should be blamed/thanked depending on which side you are on. He did exactly what he does.

As far as his bad "improv" as one person claimed. Colbert is from Second City in Chicago the most legendary improv theater on the planet. His improv skills are spot on. You don't know what you are talking about.

And now all the crap going back and forth from the Egkdjfksj guy and all the people bashing him: I love it. It is typical right-wing BS. When you don't like a message, destroy the messenger and ignore what he/she actually said. You guys do the best impressions of yourselves. "Ohh, he used bad grammar." "Ewww, he misquoted somebody" "Wahh, he is a moonbat." Go cry into cherrios you little babies.

Posted by: Ryan at May 01, 2006 04:24 AM (rTIJo)

71 Actually I think it means "whiny ineffectual little punk-ass who likes to project his own inadequacy (and that of his ideology) on others, and longs to felch Norm Choadsky (or whatever the fuck that skidmark's name is)."

Say what you will about Latin, but it's concise.

Posted by: Anon E. Mouse at May 01, 2006 04:25 AM (CwYZr)

72 Hey, it's Ryan the Useless! Welcome back, you old asshat, you. By the way, here's a free clue: it's not the messenger that's full of shit, it's the message.

Posted by: at May 01, 2006 04:27 AM (CwYZr)

73 1. Ryan,

What was erq's message? All I saw was name-calling (by him), opinions stated as facts and enough bds to make a camel fart.

2. Ergastularius is the Latin word for the slave who tattled on other slaves to the overseer or owner - a modern-day equivalent would be an informer to the secret police in a slave state like National Socialist Germany or the USSR. That's why I call him the quisling slave, although perhaps informer slave or capo slave would be better.

Posted by: max at May 01, 2006 04:42 AM (XrQv1)

74 Hey eggmcmuffin,

You knowwwwwwwwwwwww...

Posted by: Sue Dohnim at May 01, 2006 04:50 AM (rE+jU)

75 I'd like to second the rave reviews for Kenny Rogers Roasters line of restaurants.

His wood-fired chicken was real good, it was too bad the chain didn't make it.

Decent sides, too.
My mom loved that soup in a breadbowl thing.

Posted by: lauraw at May 01, 2006 05:21 AM (CERBJ)

76 oh fine, now you tell them.

that breadbowl idea was from our fiddle player.

Posted by: Kenny Rogers at May 01, 2006 05:33 AM (pzen5)

77 "Ryan the Useless - because when people say anything contrary to what we believe, they are useless."

Now go ahead and flame me.....EYE LUV IT!

Posted by: Ryan at May 01, 2006 05:57 AM (rTIJo)

78 Flame Ryan-san? Oh no, honor Ryan -san, with haiku:

Ryan make Bush straw man
Then tear it to shreds with teeth.
He live with mother.

Posted by: Random Japanese Tourist at May 01, 2006 06:24 AM (F3Ima)

79 As far as his bad "improv" as one person claimed. Colbert is from Second City in Chicago the most legendary improv theater on the planet. His improv skills are spot on. You don't know what you are talking about.

He didn't demonstrate it when given a live chance to show these alleged skills - and given most people never heard of him before the Jon Stewart show, I find your claim doubtful.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 01, 2006 06:46 AM (1Vbso)

80 As far as his bad "improv" as one person claimed. Colbert is from Second City in Chicago the most legendary improv theater on the planet. His improv skills are spot on. You don't know what you are talking about.

Perhaps, but it's not his resume that's at question here, it's the quality of his performance at the dinner. The political content of his performance seems to be getting rave reviews from the usual suspects, but the entertainment value seems to be attracting somewhat more negative criticism.

Posted by: Slublog at May 01, 2006 06:51 AM (R8+nJ)

81 Colbert was a Second City mainstage actor then he was on the Comedy Central sitcom Strangers With Candy then he moved on to the Daily Show.

You are judging these "improv" skills that you don't even know he was using. How do you know if he was scripted or was improvising? Maybe he was scripted and sucked reading the teleprompter.

Love,
Ryan-San who apparently lives with his mother

Posted by: Ryan at May 01, 2006 09:45 AM (rTIJo)

82 Max wrote: "Ergastularius is the Latin word for the slave who tattled on other slaves to the overseer or owner - a modern-day equivalent would be an informer to the secret police in a slave state like National Socialist Germany or the USSR. That's why I call him the quisling slave, although perhaps informer slave or capo slave would be better."

If this is an accurate definition, that would make him a patriot.

"Slave who tattled on other slaves to overseer" translates roughly into GOP-speak as "patriot." There are some subtelties of translation. For example, the GOP-speak "patriot" is also used to describe "one who will sacrifice liberty to please a Republican President."

This should be distinguished from the traditional American use of the word "patriot," which simply refers to those who are willing to fight for the common good of the nation and its highest ideals.

Maybe Erg works for the NSA, keeping a close eye on the quakers.

Posted by: at May 01, 2006 10:28 AM (1WdUw)

83 ... he ... sucked.

Love ... his mother

Posted by: Condensed Ryan at May 01, 2006 10:28 AM (rE+jU)

84 "oh, max, I'll vote for the piece of shit repubs in the generals next year. I want the catastrophe of imperial failure and the sheer stupidity of social conservatism and venality of these old buzzards exposed for even the dullest morons like yourself, max, to see."

This plan has a long pedigree. "Maximizing the contradictions." It's the reason German commies hated moderates more than Nazis.

Posted by: at May 01, 2006 12:28 PM (a3KVd)

85 David SHuster on Hardball today...Bush/Cheney/Rove blunder #7,852 and counting:

"INTELLIGENCE SOURCES SAY VALERIE WILSON WAS PART OF AN OPERATION THREE YEARS AGO TRACKING THE PROLIFERATION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS MATERIAL INTO IRAN. AND THE SOURCES ALLEGE THAT WHEN MRS. WILSON'S COVER WAS BLOWN, THE ADMINISTRATION'S ABILITY TO TRACK IRAN'S NUCLEAR AMBITIONS WAS DAMAGED AS WELL."

Posted by: Mike at May 01, 2006 01:26 PM (leJWb)

86 Blunder 7,853...and still counting:

Mike Scheuer, who headed the Central Intelligence Agency's bin Laden unit for 6 years, told Australian Broadcasting Company's "Four Corners" that U.S. President George W. Bush turned down a chance to kill Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, believed to be the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq.

"Mr Bush had Mr Zarqawi in his sights for almost every day for a year before the invasion of Iraq and he didn't shoot because they were wining and dining the French in an effort to get them to assist us in the invasion of Iraq."

Posted by: Mike at May 01, 2006 01:29 PM (leJWb)

87 Hmm *click* Murder Mysteries for your house party

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 01, 2006 01:41 PM (1Vbso)

88 Click.

Posted by: Slublog at May 01, 2006 02:06 PM (aGpO3)

89 Click

Posted by: Brad at May 01, 2006 02:28 PM (1F8YK)

90 I don't care for fried chicken.

Posted by: Mike S. at May 01, 2006 02:33 PM (FnVST)

91 Fried chicken is great, you're just a stupid conservative. Quit calling people names.

Posted by: Ryan at May 01, 2006 02:34 PM (FnVST)

92 So this is what trolling looks like. Not very bright people, are they? Not much of a life either one would suspect. :^)

Posted by: Hmmm at May 01, 2006 10:06 PM (1L4b+)

93 I hear Joe Plame and Valerie Wilson are badder than Shaft, Superfly, James Bond and Kung Fu all put together. How did we come upon such breathtakingly great superslueths?

Posted by: nikkolai at May 02, 2006 02:04 AM (70wcC)

94 you know correcting peoples' grammar and spelling often reveals a lack of adequacy. Correcting peoples' spelling also reveals low self-esteem and an inferiority complex, not to mention a good way of not fucking confronting the argument. But, I'm sure after writing that I now live with my mother and jerk-off to flaming gay porn while helping bin laden take over the world and securing underage teens free abortions.

Posted by: at May 02, 2006 09:25 PM (VhIWs)

95 ooops forgot the comma after "that"

Posted by: at May 02, 2006 09:27 PM (VhIWs)

96 what is sad is that conservatives should applaud Colbert for satirically slamming this joke of a republican administration. when someone wins an election, yet his approval rating is 32% a year later, it ain't liberals who are changing their minds.......when are conservatives gonna realize that their leaders are shaming the ideals of the republican party?????

Posted by: dizzle at May 02, 2006 09:30 PM (iKzAW)

97 As Thomas Jefferson said:
Jackass TV clowns who fancy themselves philosophers really steam my beans. More with the seltzer down the pants, Joke-Monkey, less with the retarded commentary.


The reason that this quote falls easily into the category of retarded commentary, in case you haven't figured it out:
Thomas Jefferson died almost 100 years before TV was invented.

As for Colbert... He only pointed out the obvious. The man should be Bush's advisor. For gods sake, why didn't his cabinet feel the need to point out the obvious before it was too late.

Posted by: sherlock at May 04, 2006 05:26 AM (ix19K)

98 sherlock deduces: in case you haven't figured it out:
Thomas Jefferson died almost 100 years before TV was invented. I guess that's why they call you sherlock.

With a small "s".

The real Sherlock Holmes actually got clues.

Posted by: Roy at May 04, 2006 05:37 AM (2XXia)

99 Cheers for the info. Greatly appreciated.

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