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Stephen Colbert to testify before House immigration subcommittee Friday
Daily Caller ^ | September 22, 2010 | Jonathan Strong

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 America’s Harvest,” two sources have told The Daily Caller. One Republican source said Colbert will be testifying “in character,” the Bill O’Reilly-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 Committee’s immigration subcommittee....


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NOT satire.
1 posted on 09/22/2010 12:28:23 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

What’s next, Tila Tequila to testify on monetary policy?


2 posted on 09/22/2010 12:30:08 PM PDT by Grunthor (Name one country with a muslim majority that doesn't have brutal, repressive laws.)
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To: La Lydia

If you piled every piece of bullsh*t in your life in to one gigantic pile, this would outweigh and out tower it.

APf


3 posted on 09/22/2010 12:30:10 PM PDT by APFel (Regnum Nostrum Crescit)
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To: La Lydia
it may not be a TV stunt but it is a dem congressional stunt!
4 posted on 09/22/2010 12:31:42 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: La Lydia

Your tax dollars at work...


5 posted on 09/22/2010 12:31:45 PM PDT by twhitak
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To: La Lydia

I am so sick of the circus acts that pass for “serious Congressional hearings.”


6 posted on 09/22/2010 12:32:08 PM PDT by workerbee (FAIL, BABY, FAIL!)
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To: La Lydia
One Republican source said Colbert will be testifying “in character...”

What does this mean?

How about Candice Bergen testifying "in character" as Murphy Brown? What would critics of Dan Quayle say about that?

-PJ

7 posted on 09/22/2010 12:32:19 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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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.


8 posted on 09/22/2010 12:32:24 PM PDT by MplsSteve (http://www.demmerforcongress.com)
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To: La Lydia
Might was well ask Sigourney Weaver how to deal with aliens.
9 posted on 09/22/2010 12:32:40 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Gun control was originally to protect Klansmen from their victims. The basic reason hasn't changed.)
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To: La Lydia

Stevie, we get the joke. It’s just not funny.


10 posted on 09/22/2010 12:33:18 PM PDT by DManA
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To: La Lydia

One day is Lady Gaga getting national media attention about homos in the military, now it’s Colbert re: immigration. Somehow, celebrity = expertise.


11 posted on 09/22/2010 12:33:25 PM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Grunthor

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?


12 posted on 09/22/2010 12:33:31 PM PDT by day10 (Integrity has no need of rules.)
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To: La Lydia

What the hell does he know about anything!

This is exactly why we need to clean house (among other things).


13 posted on 09/22/2010 12:33:46 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: La Lydia
"NOT satire."

I read this, yet my mind cannot comprehend how this can be serious. Unbelievable. No wonder our country is going to h*ll.

14 posted on 09/22/2010 12:34:00 PM PDT by buschbaby (Beware! Momma Bear on the prowl. Grrrr)
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To: La Lydia

idiotic


15 posted on 09/22/2010 12:34:27 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys)
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To: day10

store = story


16 posted on 09/22/2010 12:34:43 PM PDT by day10 (Integrity has no need of rules.)
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To: MplsSteve

How about this? They stay in their seats but start talking on their cell phones and texting.


17 posted on 09/22/2010 12:34:56 PM PDT by DManA
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To: ScottinVA

“Celebrities - is there ANYTHING they don’t know?” - Homer Simpson


18 posted on 09/22/2010 12:35:01 PM PDT by dfwgator (Rangers Magic Number - 6)
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To: La Lydia

Colbert has also been making requests to some congressional offices to film some of his famous “Better Know a District” segments.

http://dailycaller.com/2010/09/22/thedc-exclusive-stephen-colbert-to-testify-before-house-immigration-subcommittee-friday/#ixzz10HvRrEuW


19 posted on 09/22/2010 12:35:09 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Grunthor

This must be a comedy respite before our Congress Critters mass exit DC to tell us voters why we need them for another term.


21 posted on 09/22/2010 12:36:24 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: La Lydia

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.


22 posted on 09/22/2010 12:36:27 PM PDT by ZULU (No nation which tried to tolerate Islam escaped Islamization)
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To: workerbee

The sooner we get a “different” Congress, the better. The Dims are in full-buffoon mode now.


23 posted on 09/22/2010 12:36:39 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia
A Judiciary Committee spokeswoman, confirming Colbert would testify, said the hearing matter was a “serious issue . . . this is not a TV stunt.”

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.

24 posted on 09/22/2010 12:36:49 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to abdicate control of it to the government)
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To: La Lydia
"One Republican source said Colbert will be testifying in character, the Bill O’Reilly-like muse Colbert uses for his show"

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.

25 posted on 09/22/2010 12:36:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: La Lydia
Those dipcraps Colbert and Jon Stewart's 15 minutes of fame should be up. They aren't funny anymore.
26 posted on 09/22/2010 12:37:11 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (I don't look for leaders. I follow my own path, my way.)
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To: La Lydia

maybe Lady Gaga can testify ,too...oh wait...already did.


27 posted on 09/22/2010 12:37:18 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: MplsSteve

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


28 posted on 09/22/2010 12:37:32 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: Grunthor

Paris Hilton on Japanese trade policy?


29 posted on 09/22/2010 12:38:01 PM PDT by griswold3 ('Regulation and law without enforcement is no law at all)
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To: kcvl

Better know a district is one of the finest bits anywhere.


30 posted on 09/22/2010 12:38:46 PM PDT by sbMKE
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To: kcvl
and the next to testify as an expert...


31 posted on 09/22/2010 12:39:17 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: La Lydia

Information on
House Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law

Contact Information
Majority (Democrats) Minority (Republicans)
Committee Office: Rayburn House Office Building 2138 Cannon House Office Building 111

Committee Phone: 202-225-3951 202-225-6906
Committee FAX: 202-225-7682

Majority Members (Democrats)

Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) [Chair] 202-225-3072 202-225-3336 http://forms.house.gov/lofgren/webforms/landing.html
Howard L. Berman (D-CA) 202-225-4695 202-225-3196 http://www.house.gov/berman/contact/
Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) 202-225-3816 202-225-3317 http://www.jacksonlee.house.gov/Contact/
Maxine Waters (D-CA) 202-225-2201 202-225-7854 https://waters.house.gov/Contact/ContactForm.htm
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
Gregg Harper (R-MS) 202-225-5031 202-225-5797 http://harper.house.gov/contact/
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

http://www.contactingthecongress.org/cgi-bin/newcommittee.cgi?site=ctc&lang=&commcode=hjudiciary_immigration


32 posted on 09/22/2010 12:39:37 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: La Lydia
I'm not a fan of Jon Stewart, but some time ago, if I recall correctly, Al Gore went on Stewart's show and tried to have a serious, meaningful discussion about Global Warming. Stewart just sort of looked at him and said, "You do realize that this is not a real news show, right? That's our shtick. We pretend to be a news show, but we're really a comedy show. Just so we're clear -- I'm here to make fun of you."

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.

33 posted on 09/22/2010 12:39:43 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Things will change after the revolution, but not before.)
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To: griswold3

Columbian trade policy.


34 posted on 09/22/2010 12:41:24 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (The liberal mantra: Never enough.)
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To: La Lydia

Wha? Testifying in character? Then it is not real.


35 posted on 09/22/2010 12:41:43 PM PDT by ColdOne (November and Beyond! Do not vote for Obama Republicans! :^)))
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To: Grunthor
Tila Tequila to testify on monetary policy?

No, I believe that is Brittany Spears. Tila Tequila is going to testify on Immigration Reform.

36 posted on 09/22/2010 12:41:54 PM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: La Lydia

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?


37 posted on 09/22/2010 12:41:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: La Lydia
Comedy Central Logo


39 posted on 09/22/2010 12:43:17 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: WOBBLY BOB
As ridiculous as it is to have Lady Gaga testify, at the very least she is a concerned citizen, expressing her honest view.

But to have a fictional TV character testify?

This is a line that may not have been crossed before.

40 posted on 09/22/2010 12:43:34 PM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

“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...


41 posted on 09/22/2010 12:43:48 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: ScottinVA

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.


42 posted on 09/22/2010 12:44:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: Qbert

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”.


43 posted on 09/22/2010 12:45:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: La Lydia

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!


44 posted on 09/22/2010 12:45:24 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: La Lydia

Record foreclosures, record poverty, record deficit, high unemployment...perfect time for jokes on the taxpayer’s dime.


45 posted on 09/22/2010 12:46:06 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: cripplecreek

Dee Snyder endorsed Al Gore in 2000. It was still a stunt in the man-in-makeup’s case.


46 posted on 09/22/2010 12:46:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: La Lydia

Geez, Al Franken is an elected US senator and we’re surprised Colbert would be called to testify before congress?


47 posted on 09/22/2010 12:46:33 PM PDT by umgud (Obama is a failed experiment.)
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To: La Lydia

Well, the rest of their tenure has been a joke...having a comedian appear fits the mold!!!


48 posted on 09/22/2010 12:47:02 PM PDT by ontap
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To: KarlInOhio
Might was well ask Sigourney Weaver how to deal with aliens.

..or James Cameron consult with BP on how to close a wild deep sea well.

49 posted on 09/22/2010 12:47:18 PM PDT by IamConservative (Two wrongs don't make a right, but you might get even.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Stephen Colbert is a “fake” Bill O’Reily.

So 5 years from now, liberals will be reminding us what BOR said in congress? Maybe they should get Tina Fey down there to testfy as Sarah Palin too.
50 posted on 09/22/2010 12:50:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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