Skip to comments.Stephen Colbert to testify before House immigration subcommittee Friday
Posted on 09/22/2010 12:28:20 PM PDT by La Lydia
Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert is slated to testify at a congressional hearing Friday on immigration titled Protecting Americas Harvest, two sources have told The Daily Caller. One Republican source said Colbert will be testifying in character, the Bill OReilly-like muse Colbert uses for his show.
A Judiciary Committee spokeswoman, confirming Colbert would testify, said the hearing matter was a serious issue . . . this is not a TV stunt.
Some Republicans have already expressed unhappiness with Colbert witnessing at the hearing, thinking it would make light of a serious issue. The hearing is before the House Judiciary Committees immigration subcommittee....
What’s next, Tila Tequila to testify on monetary policy?
If you piled every piece of bullsh*t in your life in to one gigantic pile, this would outweigh and out tower it.
Your tax dollars at work...
I am so sick of the circus acts that pass for “serious Congressional hearings.”
What does this mean?
How about Candice Bergen testifying "in character" as Murphy Brown? What would critics of Dan Quayle say about that?
Ridiculous. Truly ridiculous.
I believe that if I were a member of that committe, I would make a specific point of getting up and leaving as Colbert gets ready to testify.
Stevie, we get the joke. It’s just not funny.
One day is Lady Gaga getting national media attention about homos in the military, now it’s Colbert re: immigration. Somehow, celebrity = expertise.
Just a few minutes ago I listened to the 3:00pm radio news report - from Fox News, I believe. One of the top stories, complete with audio that had screaming lunatics in the background, was a store about new judges for the American Idol tv show (for the record: I have never seen it). Now I see this.
Is it any wonder our nation is fading fast?
What the hell does he know about anything!
This is exactly why we need to clean house (among other things).
I read this, yet my mind cannot comprehend how this can be serious. Unbelievable. No wonder our country is going to h*ll.
store = story
How about this? They stay in their seats but start talking on their cell phones and texting.
“Celebrities - is there ANYTHING they don’t know?” - Homer Simpson
Colbert has also been making requests to some congressional offices to film some of his famous Better Know a District segments.
This must be a comedy respite before our Congress Critters mass exit DC to tell us voters why we need them for another term.
Tomorrow they are calling in a necromancier to question the spirits of Moe, Larry and Curely on this serious issue. Secrtary of State Hillary CLinton has promised a seance with Eleanor Roosevelt on the same topic in the near future.
The sooner we get a “different” Congress, the better. The Dims are in full-buffoon mode now.
He's testifying IN CHARACTER and they expect us to believe it's not a TV stunt? Honestly, first thing I did was to look to see if this was from the Onion.
How about no more Hollywood liberals "educatin' us" with strawman conservative arguments?
I loathe Hollywood Reds and Viacommie is chocked full of them. Socialism is just soft-sell Communism.
maybe Lady Gaga can testify ,too...oh wait...already did.
I better check the mail. There is probably a summons to appear before the Nuclear Energy Regulatory Commission. I am sure I would have something Rad to say about the topic. YTDAW
Paris Hilton on Japanese trade policy?
Better know a district is one of the finest bits anywhere.
House Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law
Majority (Democrats) Minority (Republicans)
Committee Office: Rayburn House Office Building 2138 Cannon House Office Building 111
Committee Phone: 202-225-3951 202-225-6906
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Pedro Pierluisi (D-PR) 202-225-2615 202-225-2154 http://pierluisi.house.gov/english/contact-us.html
Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) 202-225-8203 202-225-7810 https://forms.house.gov/gutierrez/webforms/zip_auth.shtm
Linda Sanchez (D-CA) 202-225-6676 202-226-1012 https://forms.house.gov/lindasanchez/webforms/issue_subscribe.htm
Anthony Weiner (D-NY) 202-225-6616 202-226-0218 http://weiner.house.gov/email_anthony.aspx
Charles A. Gonzalez (D-TX) 202-225-3236 202-225-1915 http://forms.house.gov/gonzalez/webforms/issue_subscribe.htm
Judy Chu (D-CA) 202-225-5464 202-225-5467 https://forms.house.gov/chu/contact-form.shtml
Minority Members (Republicans)
Steve King (R-IA) [Ranking Member] 202-225-4426 202-225-3193 http://steveking.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=ContactUs.ContactForm
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Elton Gallegly (R-CA) 202-225-5811 202-225-1100 https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml
Dan Lungren (R-CA) 202-225-5716 202-226-1298 https://lungren.house.gov//index.cfm?sectionid=84§iontree=384
Ted Poe (R-TX) 202-225-6565 202-225-5547 http://poe.house.gov/contact/contactform.htm
Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) 202-225-7751 202-225-5629 https://forms.house.gov/chaffetz/contact-form.shtml
Gore looked ridiculous. Stewart, on the other hand, seems to understand himself. He knows who he is. I'm really not sure that Colbert can say the same thing.
Columbian trade policy.
Wha? Testifying in character? Then it is not real.
No, I believe that is Brittany Spears. Tila Tequila is going to testify on Immigration Reform.
Having Dee Snyder and John Denver testify on music labeling was legitimate use of celebrities. This appears to be little more than a stunt.
What’s next, Jeff Dunham and Achmed the dead terrorist?
But to have a fictional TV character testify?
This is a line that may not have been crossed before.
“maybe Lady Gaga can testify ,too...oh wait...already did.”
Yeah, and next thing you know some unfunny bozo from SNL will become a Senator...oh wait...
Stephen Colbert is a “fake” Bill O’Reily. Since he will be testifying under a fake identity, he can be assumed to be lying before Congress. Proceed.
Al Franken was selected, not elected. Never forget it was corrupt judges in black dresses who seated Frankenfraud, a man who manufactured votes and had illegal felon votes tallied to make a “win”.
Stephen Colbert was invited by Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
I just spoke to a Republican member of the Subcommittee and they are NOT happy! In fact, they think the Democrats have lost their minds!
Record foreclosures, record poverty, record deficit, high unemployment...perfect time for jokes on the taxpayer’s dime.
Dee Snyder endorsed Al Gore in 2000. It was still a stunt in the man-in-makeup’s case.
Geez, Al Franken is an elected US senator and we’re surprised Colbert would be called to testify before congress?
Well, the rest of their tenure has been a joke...having a comedian appear fits the mold!!!
..or James Cameron consult with BP on how to close a wild deep sea well.