READER COMMENTS ON
"VIDEO - Stephen Colbert Launches 'Campaign Against Humbuggery'"
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 12/9/2005 @ 6:49 am PT...
Ron Reagan on MSNBC is also making hay out of the O'Reilly fiasco.
It is much ado about nothing. Like the Terri Schiavo thingy that left the public scratching its head.
Satire drives neoCons crazy.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 12/9/2005 @ 7:30 am PT...
Colbert's genius know no bounds!
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 12/9/2005 @ 7:30 am PT...
Colbert's genius knows no bounds!
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 12/9/2005 @ 7:54 am PT...
And a bit more comedy from the "war on Christmas" comic front:
"President Bush is being criticized by Christian groups because his holiday cards don't have the word 'Christmas' in them. In response, President Bush said, 'You try spelling it.'" --Conan O'Brien
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
Judge of Judges
said on 12/9/2005 @ 10:05 am PT...
Koncentration Kamp Konservatives
Half the bush regime are BUGGER'ERS
"william rehinquist (R)USSC Finally Burnt to a Crisp"
Every time george w bush speaks God kills a Kitten
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
Robert Lockwood Mills
said on 12/9/2005 @ 10:16 am PT...
For Dredd: Satire drives neo-cons crazy for one reason. Neo-cons have no sense of humor.
It they did, they'd recognize the absurdity of trying to make a Western-style democracy out of Iraq, which has never known any such thing in its history and whose citizens hope for nothing more than for us to leave on the next plane.
It it weren't so tragic it would be comical, as if Inspector Clouseau were standing amid the ruins of Fallujah proclaiming, "This dissassembly was committed in a rit of fealous jage."
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 12/9/2005 @ 10:26 am PT...
I actually think that rightwingers think Colbert is really a rightwing media guy, like O'Reilly or Limbaugh, because they have no sense of humor and don't get that he's pretending. It's a genius ploy.
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 12/9/2005 @ 10:33 am PT...
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 12/9/2005 @ 11:25 am PT...
Whether Bush said the constitution is "just a goddam piece of paper" or not, he tries to rule as if it was.
He seems to have the same attitude toward the list he and his admin pretend to cozy up to ... the ten commandments.
Yep, I can hear "You shall not lie" being characterized as being "just a goddam piece of paper".
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 12/9/2005 @ 11:59 am PT...
patriot act - Freedom = compliance
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 12/9/2005 @ 12:11 pm PT...
I don't see why there are so many stories here devoted to this (non) issue.
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 12/9/2005 @ 12:55 pm PT...
Catherine A -
See comment #6. It's actually not a non-issue because humor (and not just the ability to laugh at the Republicans, but the ability to laugh at ourselves) is one factor that separates "us" from "them". I personally don't mind fun being poked at me when it is warranted. We are all worthy of ridicule at one time or another. Conservatives, however, take themselves far too seriously - and it is a thing of beauty to see the Republicans, especially O'Reilly, squirm and thrash about when they are being mocked. Because they don't "get it".
There are plenty of other more serious threads on this blog, and if you read through them, you will notice that those who post here (I mean on this thread) also are serious posters on the other threads. That's another thing that Republicans lack...balance.
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 12/9/2005 @ 1:07 pm PT...
Yeah,, I can agree,, a dominant charcteristic of conservatives is, they just don't get it. They take themselves way too seriously. They are also way too gullable. They believe everything they hear on Rush and B.S. O'Really? and Fox.
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
Judge of Judges
said on 12/9/2005 @ 1:25 pm PT...
bush has united the wealthy, "gullable" and *stupid.
In the name of Compassionate Conservatism A.K.A.
Koncentration Kamp Konservatism
* christian conservatives jihadis
Every time george w bush speaks God kills a Kitten
COMMENT #15 [Permalink]
Jeb Bush '08
said on 12/9/2005 @ 1:30 pm PT...
Why is it that this article is about Christmas and you guys are writing about Iraq and Bush?! I'll tell you why - It's because you libs can't focus on anything. It's like the whole party has ADD. One minute Kerry is saying that we should use force because Saddam has WMD and the next he has lost focus and intrest and wants to CUT AND RUN....
COMMENT #16 [Permalink]
Judge of Judges
said on 12/9/2005 @ 1:55 pm PT...
Remember the christian conservative jihadis
Sold Christ to the Red Chinese
to free up cash in thier trust funds.
That why their in no more Christ in Christmas.
Jerry Fowlsmell Rectal Robertson
COMMENT #17 [Permalink]
said on 12/9/2005 @ 2:01 pm PT...
Keep Christ in the stores, I say! That's what we're fighting for! I want to hear Christmas carols in stores, and I want to see stand-up Jesus cardboard cutouts as I'm walking down every isle of Wal-Mart. That's what's important to me.
Merry fucking Christmas!!!
COMMENT #18 [Permalink]
said on 12/9/2005 @ 2:12 pm PT...
Jeb Bush '08
Thanks for that. Boy, if you hadn't posted that, I would have wasted the whole rest of my life running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Thank God for you.
Better go take my meds.
COMMENT #19 [Permalink]
said on 12/9/2005 @ 4:41 pm PT...
big dan #7
He's so good at it that the other night when I was watching he had me fooled too. Coming off totaly as a neocon even though I knew otherwise!
COMMENT #20 [Permalink]
said on 12/9/2005 @ 5:01 pm PT...
Take the time to read the posts and the stories. This is not about Christmas - it is about the hypocrisy of those such as Bill O'Reilly who come out slamming everyone who says "Happy Holidays" and yet have the same greeting at their own websites. (Check out the story 2 down from this one at BB if you don't believe it). I am a Christian and say Merry Christmas this time of year. Others in this country are of other Religions or no religion at all. This country was founded on the pretext that you could be what ever religion you wanted or have no religion at all.
There are certainly those who may be uncomfortable celebrating this Christian holiday and therefore say Happy Holidays.
It realy doesn't make one bit of difference to me.
Tolerance is the key here. Something us progressives strive for whereas the neocons want everyone to conform in lock-step.
As for Kerry - Sure he and lots of other Democrats supported our involvement in Iraq when they were basing their decision on information which had been twisted and was intentionaly incomplete so as to yeild the desired result. Once these folks realized the falseness of it all they have changed their minds.
And don't give us that talking point about how they saw the same info that Bush and crew saw. That has been hashed out here before and we won't waste out time responding to that nonsense!
COMMENT #21 [Permalink]
said on 12/9/2005 @ 5:05 pm PT...
How the secular humanist grinch didn't steal Christmas
The right-wing crusade against the liberal "war on Christmas" is great for rallying the troops. Too bad the war doesn't exist.
By Michelle Goldberg
In 1959, the recently formed John Birch Society issued an urgent alert: Christmas was under attack. In a JBS pamphlet titled "THERE GOES CHRISTMAS?!," a writer named Hubert Kregeloh warned, "One of the techniques now being applied by the Reds to weaken the pillar of religion in our country is the drive to take Christ out of Christmas --- to denude the event of its religious meaning." The central front in this perfidious assault was American department stores, where the "Godless UN" was scheming to replace religious decorations with internationalist celebrations of universal brotherhood.
At the time, the campaign to save Christmas was not widely treated as a matter of great national import. The John Birch Society was generally regarded as a crank, far-right outfit whose paranoid conspiracy theories (it believed fluoridated water was part of an evil Communist plot to poison America's brains) put it outside the pale of reasonable discourse. Staffers on the ultra-right 1964 Barry Goldwater campaign tried to prevent Birchers from volunteering because they carried the taint of extremism. The John Birch Society didn't have access to a major television network. But a lot has changed since then.
**MORE at Salon.com if you watch the short ad! Not bad, eh?**
COMMENT #22 [Permalink]
said on 12/9/2005 @ 5:09 pm PT...
Also your posts here and at other topics show a lack of intelligence and critical thinking.
It's easy to slam someone with a bunch of talking points.
It takes a lot more to carry on an intelligent debate analysing the topic and presenting informed and pertinent arguments.
COMMENT #23 [Permalink]
said on 12/9/2005 @ 5:13 pm PT...
My #22 was to Jeb
I forgot to add that this is not a personal attack at you Jeb - heck I don't even know you. It's my view of those who come here and troll around without realy accomplishing any thing other than slamming other people.
Merry Christmas to you and yours Jeb.
COMMENT #24 [Permalink]
said on 12/9/2005 @ 5:22 pm PT...
"First Lady Laura Bush read 'The Grinch Who Stole Christmas' to a group of children. Unfortunately, the first lady was interrupted when Dick Cheney yelled 'Go Grinch.'" --Conan O'Brien
COMMENT #25 [Permalink]
said on 12/9/2005 @ 5:23 pm PT...
Is it just me, or does Judge of Judges maybe need to change his batteries?
But anyway, I have a simple plan to transform the present alarming administration into something much less threatening & horrible:
I say we take the entire US government, put it into a little box, & bury it.
Look at it this way:
I postulate that people are not merely their mortal
bodies, but also spirit & intellect & conscience &
other noble qualities...and I think we can agree that
the current batch of brutal cretins who have seized
the reins of power have, among the lot of them,
pitifully little in the spirit intellect conscience noble qualities department, correct?
Ergo: if we ignore the bodies altogether & just
distill what's left, there will be so little of it
that I believe it will all fit nicely into a shoebox-size,
Al-Gore-type lockbox which can then be planted nice & deep in the White House rose garden.
Now there's a damn good plan, if I do say so myself.
And we might even get some good roses out of it.
Although, gee...if, down the road, the roses start looking like little rumsfelds or little roves...well that would be kind creepy.
COMMENT #26 [Permalink]
said on 12/9/2005 @ 5:24 pm PT...
Kira - Where do you find these things?
Can you actualy believe I was a gung-ho Goldwater fan - Young Republicans and all!
Even had a picture of myself reaching out to shake his hand at a speach in Milwaukee. Front page of the Milwaukee Journal.
Wish I still had the photo though.
Vietnam and a Liberal Arts college changed all of that in a big hurry. Three years later I was marching in the streets and occupying the ROTC office. We even staged war games on the athletic field in the background of the ROTC graduation ceremonies. We had 2 teams which attacked each other until everyone was "dead" and then started over again.
Well, they finaly got the jumper off the freeway bridge and the road is open again so I can get home.
COMMENT #27 [Permalink]
said on 12/9/2005 @ 5:28 pm PT...
COMMENT #28 [Permalink]
said on 12/9/2005 @ 5:33 pm PT...
Ok 1 more
Joan #25 said
"Although, gee...if, down the road, the roses start looking like little rumsfelds or little roves...well that would be kind creepy."
Reminds me of the other night - I was playing around with my daughter - instant messengering her pictures of dogs. I sent her the picture of Condeliza Rice from one of David Edwards blogs here at BB. Her reply - "Very disturbing". Smart teeny bopper!
COMMENT #29 [Permalink]
said on 12/9/2005 @ 6:11 pm PT...
BlueBear2 & Others-
You may have already noticed, but the Community Assistant, which had become inoperative recently when Torqued shut down the website he hosted it on, has been reinstalled, as of today on the BradBlog (I'm pretty sure by Torqued, so Thanks again to him and may he please make his presence known here when/if he comes to the site).
COMMENT #30 [Permalink]
said on 12/9/2005 @ 6:16 pm PT...
Please don't spend your time on this bogus "War on Christmas" issue. You are falling into the right-wing trap. They do not care about the language of Christmas. This is just another attempt to move the national dialog away from the lies and crimes of the BCFOL. Please ignore this issue.
COMMENT #31 [Permalink]
said on 12/10/2005 @ 9:12 am PT...
How about the war on Hannukah?
"For those of you who aren't Jewish, Hannukah is the celebration of when a tiny amount of oil lasted for eight days. Boy, sound's like a Republican's worst nightmare, doesn't it? A fuel-efficient device that doesn't use a lot of oil?" --Jay Leno
COMMENT #32 [Permalink]
Judge of Judges
said on 12/11/2005 @ 2:57 pm PT...
Since Genocide was comitted as a result of this Fraud.
And If the People ever get control of goverment back.
Election Fraud, fixing elections, steeling votes must be
Legislated into Capital Crimes! Resulting in
Public Execution of All Parties and Accessories involved.
COMMENT #33 [Permalink]
said on 12/11/2005 @ 4:59 pm PT...
Seems some people are overly concerned this is a topic not worth talking about, yet I disagree.
You make the perfect point Soul Rebel, sometimes the most obvious topic is not the real principle or issue that's being discussed.
That and the fact it's nice to interject serious topical debates with some lightness. I for one think it's very hard to try and put intelligent, thoughtful opinions out there all of the time without getting too overwhelmed by the feeling there's so much lying/cheating/mistruths you cannot possibly change them at all.
COMMENT #34 [Permalink]
said on 1/6/2006 @ 9:57 am PT...
It's people like Colbert that demonstrate that there is still hope for the U.S.A.
As you slide into becoming a totalitarian state, the social rebellion of good humour shows that the stars and stripes yet wave. But how many bombs bursting in air will there be before your banner is irreparably shredded?
COMMENT #35 [Permalink]
said on 2/27/2006 @ 12:18 pm PT...
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COMMENT #36 [Permalink]
Bishop Baker "Conehead"
said on 2/27/2006 @ 12:22 pm PT...
If you dig thuis site you'll dig "Misanthropology" at Amazon.com.
COMMENT #37 [Permalink]
said on 5/2/2006 @ 7:51 am PT...