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  •  So Sorry - laughing (5+ / 0-)

    so hard I hit the 'troll' button, instead of the recco ! but I got it fixed already.

    I am waiting for the 2nd installment of the vid clip to down load on my slow connexion...so it is GREAT to read the whole thing.
    Man ! It was weird ( during the first third ) to see how uncomfortable I was feeling...like many in the crowd. We are thoroughly brain-washed into some kind of zombie power appeasing mode...I have to keep reminding myself that this pResident is illegal and immoral and made himself a laughing stock long before dear Steven Colbert decided to speak some truth to power !
    He 's great and I can't wait to see the job audition portion - as well as the 'leaving in a hissy-huff' portion.
    Whew ! Way to go

    'We're sick and tired of being sick and tired' ~ St.FannyLou Hamer

    by Dvalkure on Sun Apr 30, 2006 at 04:57:28 PM PDT

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    •  Who knew it would happen? (2+ / 0-)
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      Creosote, Benjaminwise

      This year, April Fool's Day came on the last day of the month...and the Chimp was the Fool.

      We're all in this together.

      by JTML on Sun Apr 30, 2006 at 09:51:39 PM PDT

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    •  You mean 'speaking truthiness to power' :-) (2+ / 0-)
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      gpclay, Demena

      And as some of the other posters have said, a picture-in-picture of Chimpy and Pickles' expressions would have been great!

      On second thought, 25 minutes of Chimpy...maybe that's not such a good idea after all.

      Colbert's performance was the only thing I've ever seen that can match David Letterman's moment while hosting the Oscars, where - in front of both Hollywood and over a billion of their fans around the world - for "Stupid Oscars Pet Tricks" he brought out a dog that was conditioned to chase its tail in response to applause.  And the louder the applause, the faster and more mindlessly the dog would chase.

      At first the audience laughed and applauded wildly.  But as the bit went on and on, it became clear the dog truly would never stop as long as someone was applauding.  The dog's seemingly clever trick began to look more and more like a desperate and uncontrollable need for attention and approval, and there was that same slowly dawning realization of "hey, is he making fun of us?"

      Of course, Bush doesn't quite have the power to have someone executed the way that Oprah does, but still.

      In all seriousness, Colbert's performance was one of the bravest and most courageous I've ever seen.

      Thank you, Stephen Colbert.

      25th Amendment - Use It Or Lose It!

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