Skip to comments.Colbert tells Congress farm work 'really hard' (The Colbert Congress)
Posted on 09/24/2010 4:28:41 PM PDT by RobinMasters
WASHINGTON Taking his blowhard comedy act to Congress, Stephen Colbert told lawmakers that a day picking beans alongside illegal immigrants convinced him that farm work is "really, really hard." "It turns out and I did not know this most soil is at ground level," Colbert testified Friday. Also, "It was hotter than I like to be."
Still, Colbert expressed befuddlement that more Americans aren't clamoring to "begin an exciting career" in the fields and instead are leaving the low-paid work to illegal immigrants.
Staying in character as a Comedy Central news commentator, Colbert offered a House hearing his "vast" knowledge, drawn from spending a single day on a New York farm as a guest of the United Farm Workers.
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Farm work really hard?
Not as hard as that broom stick they ought to shove up Fem-Boy’s a@@...
Must be nice to work hay with high tech equipment.
You are 100% correct. Who would have ever believed John Conyers would turn out to be the smartest guy in the room?
True. However, that’s what you can expect with an autocratic system with no rational method of succession.
This absence of a coherent method of determining the legitimate succession continued throughout the entire Roman and Byzantine periods and was, IMO, the single greatest factor in their decline and fall.
Even the western European primogeniture system was preferable to the half-assed inheritance crossed with coup system of the Romans.
The Media spin, even from Republicans, is that Colbert is just so funny and is bringing attention to the plight of the people who obviously have a gun pointed at their head by the Evil (Republican) Farmers so they will pick the fruit and vegetables the Evil American people (Republicans) feed to their children. This is what our Country has become.
The Roman Empire was dysfunctional at the top, but the beast still survived a long time. Had Rome not had that resilence, it would have disintegrated by the time of Nero [if not Caligula.] Or, it would have disintegrated under a later reformist like the U.S.S.R. fell apart.
Instead, the Roman Empire lasted five centuries - in the West; the Byzantine empire carried through for about nine hundred more years. Given that incoherence you mentioned, it's amazing it survived that long.
It was actually Sesame Street. (Which I support for the kids). I believe it was Democrats that brought in puppets and activated them for the benefit of the hearings. Supplying the words "Big Bird" and "Grover" and so on. They were against withdrawal of public funds.
Later, I believe nearly a hundred million dollars in revenue was gained from ancillary rights - puppets etc and so on. Nice money due to private enterprise - if you can get it. It is still phony emotion and straw men, and as Mr Colbert proves, and still a prime tactic.
You are quite correct. The amazing thing is not that Rome fell, but that it lasted as long as it did. When it did fall, it was not from exterir conquest, it was from slow internal rot.
For most of its history, the Roman Empire had a major civil war every few years. Given the dramatic and still ongoing effects on our own society of one civil war in 200+ years, it’s not surprising Roman society eventually fell apart.
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