Again… money does not equal speech. What Colbert is doing is a great thing, I think. This is not about endorsing a presidential candidate. This is about equalizing the American democracy. Money does not equal speech.
Well… good luck…
Whatever you may say about Colbert – he’s a comedian, a Catholic, a white guy, a guy with a funny looking ear – one thing you must say is that he is single-handedly calling attention to the abuse of money in politics. Money does not equal speech. Well, it shouldn’t.
He’s also given an interview this morning, which is particularly funny. He pulls a Newt Gingrich… you know… well watch.
Stephen Colbert is transferring control of his super PAC to fellow Comedy Central host Jon Stewart, making it legal for him to explore a presidential run.
“I’m proud to announce I plan to form an exploratory committee to lay the groundwork for my candidacy in the United States of South Carolina,” Colbert said during a Thursday night taping of his show, according to CNN. (here)
Wow…. Wish I was in South Carolina…
Sometimes, you just have to laugh (and while I usually laugh at Jeremy, Anderson Cooper is pretty funny too).
First up, the Right Reverend and Catholic Sunday School Teacher, Stephen Colbert Esquire completely destroys Bill O’Reilly (ht)
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President Obama misquoted a familiar Bible verse during a faith-based address at the National Prayer Breakfast.
“Those who wait on the Lord will soar on wings like eagles, and they will run and not be weary, and they will walk and not faint,” the president said during a speech to several thousand people at the breakfast.
But the actual passage, from Isaiah 40:31, states: “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
Christian, linked above, noted that while Fox Noise used the New King James Version, the President was actually using the NIV:
“They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.”
And yet… for many, Fox will remain credible with their chief False Prophet Glenn Beck giving out daily conspiracy theories, or as he says, messages from God.
- Fox News should just stay away from theology (washingtonmonthly.com)
- Those Who Trust in Fox Will Lose All Their Strength and Never Renew It (themoderatevoice.com)
- “Colbert Discovers Bill O’Reilly’s Theology: ‘There Must Be A God Because I Don’t Know How Things Work’ (VIDEO)” and related posts (huffingtonpost.com)
- Did Sean Hannity Really Forget America Was Founded By A “Violent Revolution?” No. (mediaite.com)
Keith Olbermann returned to one of his favorite targets last night when he named Bill O’Reilly his “Worst Person In The World.” This time, O’Reilly got the honor for a column in which he cautioned against providing too much aid and charity for those in need:
There comes a time when compassion can cause disaster. If you open your home to scores of homeless folks, you will not have a home for long. There is a capacity problem for every noble intent…there are millions of Americans who are not responsible, and the cold truth is that the rest of us cannot afford to support them…being a Christian, I know that while Jesus promoted charity at the highest level, he was not self-destructive. The Lord helps those who help themselves. Does he not?
“I don’t know, pal, because the phrase ‘the Lord helps those who help themselves’ is not in the Bible, which is where one has to assume O’Reilly is getting his nonsensical, Catholic-school dropout holier-than-thou cant,” Olbermann said. He then went on to read a couple of Bible verses that he thought might be more appropriate to explain the book’s stance on charity and to mock O’Reilly, respectively.
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For all intents and purposes, Christ was not a liberal Democrat and wouldn’t have been today. I do get their point, however, and I hope you do too. He wasn’t anything near a Republican, nor, for that matter, a Libertarian, although He met one once when He was in the desert for forty days.
I cannot wait for this rally –
The National Mall has seen many a storied march in its time. The Woman Suffrage March. The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I have a Dream” speech.
But two new marches like none before will descend on the Mall this October.
Comedians John Stewart and Stephen Colbert will duke it out for hearts and minds of on Oct. 30 when the two satire talk show hosts will march on the National Mall.
Last night, Stewart announced his march “Rally to Restore Sanity” and called for everybody to come to Washington, D.C., to show the 15 percent of America that drives the conversation that the rest of the country can get along. “A Million Moderate March… A clarion call for rationality,” Stewart called it.
Colbert, who often takes the roll of bombastic conservative host to Stewart’s exasperated liberal, announced that he will sponsor a “March to Keep Fear Alive.”
Now, who’s with me!!!!!
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