Colbert Compares the GOP to Klingons (video)

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Posted by Adam Howard at 6:02 AM on September 14, 2007.
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Stephen Colbert weighs in on a spat between Ron Paul and Mike Huckabee, and finds all the GOP talk about “honor” reminiscent of both Nixon and the Star Trek villains.

In another uproarious edition of “The Word”, Colbert picks apart one of the most interesting moments from Fox News’ recent Republican presidential debate, where Mike Huckabee attacked Ron Paul from the right for his anti-war stance. Huckabee talked about leaving Iraq with honor, using almost identical language compared to Richard Nixon when he was trying to pull out of Vietnam. By the time John McCain chimes in the Republicans are starting sound more like Klingons than real people.


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Colbert-Branson Interview Trainwreck + Colbert-Branson Duel

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By Manila Ryce
Published Thursday, August 23rd, 2007, 11:22 am

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the long-anticipated wet t-shirt contest between Stephen Colbert and Rebel Billionaire Richard Branson. If you’re unfamiliar with Branson’s huge set of chompers and unpredictable nature, he’s basically a billion dollar version of Gary Busey. Branson smells better and has an English accent, but still can’t be anywhere near children without the cops showing up 10 minutes later. If you want to skip to the meat and potatoes, the simulated bukkake scene can be found at the end of the clip. You can’t buy this kind of publicity.

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Colbert: Why not go all the way and make Gonzales robo-cop? (video)

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David Edwards and Muriel Kane
Raw Story
Published: Thursday August 16, 2007

With Alberto Gonzalez under fire from all sides in Washington, Stephen Colbert said Wednesday that the beleaguered attorney general’s problem is a common one to bright-but-slacking underachievers everywhere: he’s just not being challenged. Continue reading

Colbert: With the Dark Side legalized, how can we do the unthinkable to win? (video link)

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by David Edwards and Muriel Kane
Raw Story
Published: Wednesday August 8, 2007

“Legalizing warrantless surveillance is actually a dangerous step backwards,” complained Stephen Colbert on Tuesday’s Colbert Report, pointing out that “just five days after 9/11, the Vice President Cheney told us what it would take to win the war on terror, explaining, ‘We have to work the dark side, if you will. Spend time in the shadows…'” Continue reading

The Colbert Report – We Can’t Afford for the Poor to Have Rights By Manila Ryce (video link)

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By Manila Ryce
Published Wednesday, July 25th, 2007, 6:48 am

Stephen defends the practice of denying constitutional rights to the poor, arguing that different classes ought to be allotted different rights. The plan sounds comedic in the unapologetically ridiculous way Colbert’s alter-ego describes it, but in reality it’s pretty much what we’ve had in place since our country was established. And while such preferential treatment towards those with money is nothing new, it has fluctuated between generations. Currently, the gap between rich and poor is widening, despite an overall growth in our economy which Faux News can’t stop raving about. The rights of the majority are suppressed to maintain the existence of a wealthy minority. Congress Democrats, we’re looking in your direction again.

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Colbert Interviews Michael Moore By Manila Ryce (video link)

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By Manila Ryce
Published Friday, July 20th, 2007, 6:08 am

Colbert teams up with the enemy of his enemy, filmmaker Michael Moore, to take CNN down a couple notches. Moore explains why the free market should have no place in our health care system, and how corporations tailor the news to fit their agenda. Of course, Colbert sees nothing wrong with being the mouthpiece for our capitalist masters. Hilarity ensures.

Colbert’s Money Quote: “Ouch! Nothing hurts box office like a thumbs down from Gupta. Of course, he is a doctor, so you really don’t want a thumbs up.”

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The Colbert Report: Too Little, Too Late (video; Iraq)

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By Manila Ryce
Published Monday, July 2nd, 2007, 4:09 am

With public sentiment overwhelmingly against the president and the occupation, politicians and former officials are finally finding the nerve to say what the rest of us have been saying for over 4 years. People like Luger, Obama, Edwards, and Clinton vote to fund the war, then denouncing it after the fact. Senator Dick Luger is only the latest of these courageous hindsight visionaries. If only they would’ve know then what public opinion would be like now, I’m sure they would’ve voted differently.

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The Colbert Report – Cheney is the Fourth Branch (video)

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By Manila Ryce
Published Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

Vice President Cheney has transcended the laws of our country. Rather than being part of the legislative AND executive branch, he has declared himself as neither. Bush put Cheney in charge of a “shadow government”, which I suspect is just a fancy name for the corporate masters controlling policy. Colbert speculates that “as head of the ‘shadow government’, Cheney was given ‘shadow powers’ at a ‘shadow constitutional convention’ that wrote a ‘shadow article II’ that made him our government’s fourth branch.” And what evil lurks in the heart of Cheney? Only the shadow knows.