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  •  I'm always torn on whether appropriate. (19+ / 0-)

    But darn, it was brilliant. My favorite line is still that the president stands firm on his beliefs Wednesday as he did Monday no matter what happened Tuesday. I mean, that really was a huge part of the problem wasn't it?

    I tend to prefer Jon Stewart, who I think would have been more polite in the setting, but Colbert showed balls of steel there. I don't know how he got through that speech to power, and I admire it.

    I always love watching the end, where President Bush can barely stand to shake his hand, the First Lady acknowledges him as little as is remotely polite and he and Helen Thomas share a hug.

    But the bigger thing, in a way, was the contempt for the media. And they deserved it. They hated it, but they deserved it as much as the president.

    by Magenta on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 09:04:49 PM PDT

    •  When you think about the true purpose (19+ / 0-)

      of government, to serve the peoples' interests, meaning that it and its people work for us, then you realize that they deserve not an ounce more respect or reverence than any of us do, and there's nothing wrong with making fun of them or disrespecting them when warranted. We take the pomposity of much of government for granted and this is how we are made to realize that it's all bullshit. They need to be brought down a peg continually so they remember who they work for. Colbert just had the guts to do it.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 09:23:50 PM PDT

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      •  and stuff like this reeks of corporate sponsorship (3+ / 0-)
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        the 'swag bags' from last night...

        Here’s what’s in the 20 lb goodie bag, sponsored by Time and People magazines (copies of which are thankfully included)
        Alba Botanica, Alex and Ani, California Baby, C Wonder, Demeter Fragrance, Eastern Collective, Edge Shave Gel, Georgetown Cupcake, GoGo squeeZ, GoMarco In., Good Karmal, Grooming Lounge, Happy Socks, Herban Essentials, illy issimo, Incase, JASON, John Masters Organics, Justin’s, KIND Healthy Snacks, Kusmi Tea, LeSportsac (the bag itself), L’Oreal Paris, MADHOUSE by Michael Aram, Manduka, Neuro Drinks, Peeled Snacks, Pirate’s Booty, Praim Gorup, Preserve Products, PRITI NYC, Purely Elizabeth, Quinn Popcorn, Red Bull, Revision Skincare, RUSK, SAMY FAT HAIR, Sara Kety Baby, Schick, Scholastic, Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle, Somersault Snack Co., SpaRitual, Starbucks, Stila, Supersmile, TableTopics, Taza Chocolate, Theo Chocolate, Toyota (alas, a mug, not a car), Twistband, Urbanhalo Headbands, VEGA, Weleda.
        And in the age of austerity for the rest of the Country here is their menu...(keep in mind how the sequester cuts delaying flights for them was quickly settled but food programs , head start, cancer medications and more are left up for cuts)

        Salad: Black lentil terrine with lump crabmeat; tango green and red artisan greens; red and yellow tear drop tomatoes, paired with a dill vinaigrette.

        Break presentation: Seven-grain rolls; white and wheat rolls; sourdough rolls; flatbreads and butter.

        Entree: Texas-rubbed petite filet with a calvados demi, paired with duo of jump shrimp seasoned with red curry, roasted haricot verts, baby pepper, patty pan squash, tasso mache choux risotto.

        Dessert: The Galaxy–rich chocolate truffle mousse layered with chocolate genoise and almond macaroon; ganache truffle center finished in chocolate glaze, garnished with fresh raspberries.
         Freshly brewed regular and decaf coffee: A variety of regular and herbal teas.

        Wines: Estancia chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.

        I'm sure, in the words of Bill Clinton, they 'feel our pain'. They suffer so.

        without the ants the rainforest dies

        by aliasalias on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 09:55:39 AM PDT

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