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Scorpion

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PostSubject: Colbert To Testify Before Congress Tomorrow    9/23/2010, 2:15 pm

Stephen Colbert is scheduled to testifyon Friday, September 24th on immigration issues. This doesn't appear to be a joke.

This is related to the "Take Our Jobs" program that was launched in July to help illustrate the myth that illegal aliens are taking jobs away from Americans. I posted the info in the Arizona Immigration thread a couple of months ago.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/stephen-colbert-testify-congress-republicans-laughing/story?id=11708891&page=1

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UFW president Arturo Rodriguez appeared on Colbert's show in July and invited the comedian to experience the life of an immigrant farm worker firsthand.

More than three million people have visited the Take Our Jobs Web site and 8,600 expressed interest in the farm jobs, according to the UFW. But only seven have actually accepted the offer.

Colbert was one of them.

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Colbert recently spent a day as a vegetable picker on a farm in upstate New York, participating in the United Farm Workers' Take Our Jobs campaign. The program has offered citizens and legal residents jobs as field laborers working alongside thousands of other farm workers, most of whom are undocumented.

In any case, the hearing will be televised, so catch it if you can. I'm sure that C-SPAN will re-air the hearing, and always posts replays of hearings on its web site.
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PostSubject: Re: Colbert To Testify Before Congress Tomorrow    9/24/2010, 11:35 am

Catch it while it's up. CSpan's attempting to lock it down.



Here's some more info, including a statement from the witnesses.

Thanks for the heads up, Scorp. I didn't know about this beforehand.
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PostSubject: Re: Colbert To Testify Before Congress Tomorrow    9/24/2010, 1:38 pm

Yeah. Well here's the link to the entire hearing....

http://www.c-span.org/Watch/Media/2010/09/24/HP/A/38516/House+Judiciary+Subcmte+Hearing+on+Immigration+and+Farm+Labor.aspx

Thanks for putting up the YouTube segment... BTW - That "locking it down" link is actually referring to Colbert's appearance at the White House Correspondents' dinner in 2006. I believe that is still out on YouTube as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Colbert To Testify Before Congress Tomorrow    9/24/2010, 2:10 pm

Scorpion wrote:
Yeah. Well here's the link to the entire hearing....

http://www.c-span.org/Watch/Media/2010/09/24/HP/A/38516/House+Judiciary+Subcmte+Hearing+on+Immigration+and+Farm+Labor.aspx

Ah ha! Thanks.

Scorpion wrote:
Thanks for putting up the YouTube segment... BTW - That "locking it down" link is actually referring to Colbert's appearance at the White House Correspondents' dinner in 2006. I believe that is still out on YouTube as well.

D'oh! Read that way to quick, didn't I? Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Colbert To Testify Before Congress Tomorrow    9/24/2010, 10:24 pm

Republicans are still frakkin' retarded when it comes to Colbert. Did you see Lamar Smith slathering over Colbert's "endorsement" of that awful Pledge to America?

Do they still not realize he's playing a fictional character?
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PostSubject: Re: Colbert To Testify Before Congress Tomorrow    9/25/2010, 10:56 am

Heretic wrote:
Republicans are still frakkin' retarded when it comes to Colbert. Did you see Lamar Smith slathering over Colbert's "endorsement" of that awful Pledge to America?

Do they still not realize he's playing a fictional character?
I guess you are very proud of this clown too!
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PostSubject: Re: Colbert To Testify Before Congress Tomorrow    9/25/2010, 12:01 pm

Nowhere near as much as Lamar Smith is, that's for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: Colbert To Testify Before Congress Tomorrow    9/25/2010, 12:43 pm

Heretic wrote:
Republicans are still frakkin' retarded when it comes to Colbert. Did you see Lamar Smith slathering over Colbert's "endorsement" of that awful Pledge to America?
Yeah,but what he doesn't realize is that he's probably going to be a regular target now.
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Do they still not realize he's playing a fictional character?
They have no sense of humor or appreciation for satire. Fox has tried several times to launch a satire show and each time they've failed miserably.
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PostSubject: Re: Colbert To Testify Before Congress Tomorrow    9/25/2010, 12:48 pm

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