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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 10:49 PM
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E&P: Colbert Lampoons Bush, "President Does Not Seem Amused"
Edited on Sat Apr-29-06 10:51 PM by highplainsdem
http://www.mediainfo.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp...

WASHINGTON A blistering comedy tribute to President Bush by Comedy Centrals faux talk show host Stephen Colbert at the White House Correspondent Dinner Saturday night left George and Laura Bush unsmiling at its close.

-snip-

Colbert, who spoke in the guise of his talk show character who ostensibly supports the president strongly, urged the president to ignore his low approval ratings, saying they were based on reality, and reality has a well-known liberal bias.

He attacked those in the press who claim that the shake-up at the White House was merely re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. This administration is soaring, not sinking, he said. They are re-arranging the deck chairs--on the Hindenburg.

-snip-

As he walked from the podium the president and First Lady gave him quick nods, unsmiling, and left.
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NightOwwl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 10:50 PM
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1. That's the understatement of the year.
:rofl:
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 10:51 PM
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2. "We are NOT amused," said the courtiers of the Sun King
they don't LIKE it when somebody does the job they've REFUSED to do since 1999.

despcable creeps

now, time to read the article

did it say he was funny, or only unappreciated by those who provide the clothing for the naked emperor?
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 10:52 PM
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3. great article
:rofl:
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 10:52 PM
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4. Bwahahahaha!
I like it that The Chimperor was not amused. And that his little skit with the impersonator, which no doubt was intended to make him look like a self-deprecating, humble, reg'lar guy willing to be teased about his little mannerisms, was totally upstaged. BWAHAHAHAHA! :rofl:
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 10:52 PM
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5. THANKS for the snip. this makes it all worthwhile:
''As he walked from the podium the president and First Lady gave him quick nods, unsmiling, and left. ''
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Jara sang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 10:53 PM
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6. Look at this SF Chronicle whitewash!!!
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2006/0...

The featured entertainer was Stephen Colbert, whose Comedy Central show "The Colbert Report" often lampoons the Washington establishment.

That's it!!! San Francisco Chronicle you are on notice!
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 10:55 PM
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7. That's the AP story I posted about in this thread:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

I thought it was a cowardly story, but librechik suggested it might have been written before Colbert was on.
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Epiphany4z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 11:04 PM
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18. did you see
MSNBC..they had some guy on who said this one that would not go down in history it wasnt funny and it was to one sided....maybe it is just me but I was laughing...Hellen kept showing up...ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!
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Redneck Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 10:56 PM
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8. and reality has a well-known liberal bias.
That's just too fucking funny. :rofl:

Mr. Colbert, :yourock:
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 07:42 AM
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39. Too funny, and too true.
I'd love to hear someone quote that the next time anyone in the administration complains about bias in reporting.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 10:56 PM
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9. K&R'ed nt
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chookie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 10:57 PM
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10. BWA HA HA HA HA HA!
Eat it, George and Pickles!
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chookie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 10:58 PM
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11. Like that scene in the movie Gladiator
...when Maximus confronts the Emperor in the Colloseum, and The People embrace him as their hero.
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 11:00 PM
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13. Great comparison! :-)
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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 10:59 PM
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12. Somebody was not a happy camper.




:evilgrin:



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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 11:04 PM
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17. Oh shit...what did I miss now?
I guess this was on C-SPAN. I'm sure someone will be along to tell me how I can watch it. I hope Stephen didn't get into too much trouble.
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NightOwwl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 11:08 PM
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21. CSPAN is replaying the dinner now.
Edited on Sat Apr-29-06 11:09 PM by NightOwwl
Not sure how long before Colbert is on, but it is MUST SEE TV!
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 11:02 PM
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14. "Just for fun." Ho! Ho! Ho!
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 11:03 PM
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15. It seemed to me that the shrub couldn't get out of there fast enough
and he was very tight lipped at that. It was icing on the Stephen Colbert Cake!!!!!
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 12:08 AM
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36. Yep.
From the article
"As he walked from the podium, the president and First Lady gave Colbert quick nods, unsmiling, and left immediately. E&P's Joe Strupp, in the crowd, observed that quite a few sitting hear him felt the material was, perhaps, uncomfortably biting."

Ohhh, lil bushie felt a lil not so comfy.

-Hoot
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Evergreen Emerald Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 11:03 PM
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16. The emperor and his jesters have no clothes
It must be tough to stand there recently exposed and naked.
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chookie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 11:27 PM
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31. Good observation
Stephen Colbert is the Court Jester of America.

He cemented his reputation as a brilliant satirist tonight.
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Greenpeach Donating Member (375 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 11:05 PM
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19. Isn't it wonderful to see that pair uncomfortable for a change?
All the times I've wished someone would wipe that stupid, sickening, arrogant smirk off *'s face! I loved seeing him pissed. Finally!
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 11:42 PM
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34. Yes. Loved it. Watching it again now, and taping it...
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 11:06 PM
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20. Bush finally gets something!!
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 11:11 PM
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22. CSPAN never showed dimson's reaction, so I haven't seen any
real coverage. Yet. :evilgrin:
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 11:21 PM
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27. Ah, c'mon?
Edited on Sat Apr-29-06 11:27 PM by Cleita
They showed him in bright lights and in his cups.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 11:25 PM
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29. Honestly, did you see him while Colbert was cutting his balls off? nt
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 11:26 PM
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30. Yes and he didn't feel a thing because he was too
Edited on Sat Apr-29-06 11:27 PM by Cleita
anesthetized to. Laura on the other hand got it.

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young_at_heart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 11:12 PM
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23. He showed the press that "The emperor has no clothes"
The press was extremely ruthless with Clinton. Bush is a zillion times worse than Clinton but they are evidently afraid to speak the truth. Colbert should be followed by others!
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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 11:14 PM
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24. "Look folks...the dicider is naked!!"
I had the most wonderful time reading the threads as this was playing out. Savoring each discriptive post. FINALLY! someone stood up and said it, FINALLY!


"Look folks...the dicider is naked!!"


those that don't agree?

backwash




:rofl:

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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 11:17 PM
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25. Laura was not amused. It was obvious.
Dimson was tanked. Am I the only person who saw that?
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 11:20 PM
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26. They couldn't have possibly thought that Colbert's Lampooning of
this administration was a sincere tribute????

Oh, that would be just too funny...but on second thought, anyone watching Fox and taking this forum as a serious news broadcast would likely believe anything.

This made my night!!!!!
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Neil Lisst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 11:24 PM
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28. it's ON again on CSPAN now!!
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 11:30 PM
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32. "Reality has a well known liberal bias". Yep. LOL! nt
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 11:37 PM
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33. Can anyone watching Bush* tell me when he realized he was
being punked (skewered)?

I had to watch on a slow internet connection-tiny real player screen, so i couldn't see Bush's reactions.
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 11:54 PM
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35. I think when Colbert brought up the 32% approval rating...
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skids Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 12:13 AM
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37. Remember, the last 32% is backwash.

Man, he may be a comedian, but he sure wasn't joking when he said he has BALLS.

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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 12:14 AM
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38. Oh, no!
Does this mean that 'The Colbert Report' is going to have to be filmed at Gitmo? They're not going to torture there are they?

I was laughing so hard - but now I'm scared for Steven. And I don't know how I'd make it without my nightly TDS/Colbert-Report hour!
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 01:50 PM
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40. excellent synopsis!
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