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2012-09-05 12:36:32 PM
I think one of the qualifications for running for the US House of Representatives is that you have to be an idiot. Once in awhile a smart one must fake his/her way past the qualification, but it is rare.
 
2012-09-05 12:45:17 PM
Watched that on Colbert last night. It was painful to think that there's that much stupid in the Hizzouse.
 
2012-09-05 12:50:20 PM
Has Guam flipped over yet?
 
2012-09-05 12:50:21 PM
Someone has to clean all those ovens.
 
2012-09-05 12:52:36 PM
Yeah, that was pretty damn dumb. The House of Representatives really does live up to its name.
 
2012-09-05 12:54:35 PM
Colbert: Some have called Brooklyn's decision to become part of New York City, "The Great Mistake of 1898." If you could get in a time machine and go back to 1898, what would you say to those Brooklynites?

...

Clarke: I would say to them, "Set me free!"

Colbert: From?

Clarke: Slavery.

Colbert: Slavery. Really? I didn't realize there was slavery in Brooklyn in 1898.

Clarke: I'm pretty sure there was.

Colbert: It sounds like a horrible part of the United States that kept slavery going until 1898.

Clarke: Uh ...

Colbert: Who would be enslaving you in 1898 in New York?

Clarke: The Dutch.

Colbert: Those sneaky Dutch bastards.

Clarke: Exactly.



Heh heh. Sneaky Dutch bastards. Colbert gives her TWO opportunities to figure out her mistake and then just decides, "oh what the hell, let's just see how dumb she really is."
 
2012-09-05 12:55:56 PM

ShawnDoc: Has Guam flipped over yet?


This statement makes me furious. This happened in 2010. For some reason Jeff Bridges won the Oscar for best actor that year when clearly, clearly the award should have been given to Admiral Robert Willard for not laughing at Hank johnson's face.

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2012-09-05 12:59:59 PM

ShawnDoc: Has Guam flipped over yet?


Well, no, because they didn't move that military base. And it's a good thing, too!
 
2012-09-05 01:00:43 PM
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2012-09-05 01:01:02 PM

Red Shirt Blues: ShawnDoc: Has Guam flipped over yet?

This statement makes me furious. This happened in 2010. For some reason Jeff Bridges won the Oscar for best actor that year when clearly, clearly the award should have been given to Admiral Robert Willard for not laughing at Hank johnson's face.

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I have no idea how he held it together. No way I could have.
 
2012-09-05 01:08:17 PM

NutWrench: Colbert: Those sneaky Dutch bastards.


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Hot, so handle with care.
 
2012-09-05 01:25:09 PM
Fun Fact: During the Civil War, Brooklyn wasn't a part of New York City (Manhattan), it was its own city. Manhattan was actually fairly anti war and pro-slavery, while Brooklyn was very pro-union and anti-slavery.

Brooklyn wasn't a part of New York City until 1898.
 
2012-09-05 01:34:51 PM

vernonFL: Fun Fact: During the Civil War, Brooklyn wasn't a part of New York City (Manhattan), it was its own city. Manhattan was actually fairly anti war and pro-slavery, while Brooklyn was very pro-union and anti-slavery.


Huh.  Interesting.  Why would Manhattan have a vested interest in slavery?  Was there a lot of slavery ever going on there in the late 1800's?
 
I mean, I get why owners of plantations were pro-slavery.


 
 
2012-09-05 01:38:59 PM

downstairs: vernonFL: Fun Fact: During the Civil War, Brooklyn wasn't a part of New York City (Manhattan), it was its own city. Manhattan was actually fairly anti war and pro-slavery, while Brooklyn was very pro-union and anti-slavery.

Huh.  Interesting.  Why would Manhattan have a vested interest in slavery?  Was there a lot of slavery ever going on there in the late 1800's?
 
I mean, I get why owners of plantations were pro-slavery.


Actually New York State outlawed slavery in stages, finally being fully emancipated in 1837.
 
2012-09-05 01:42:48 PM
They might have. Who's to say? It's not like the Dutch had a system of writing to record it down or anything before they were wiped out by the Mongols in WW2.
 
2012-09-05 01:50:14 PM
Instead of telling her people to stay away from comedy central, Pelosi should have required them to take daily pop quizzes in history and civics with low scores buying the high scores dinner.
 
2012-09-05 01:50:55 PM

downstairs: Why would Manhattan have a vested interest in slavery?  Was there a lot of slavery ever going on there in the late 1800's?


My guess would be that Manhattan was chock full of very rich businessmen that had operations that profited greatly from slavery.
 
2012-09-05 01:51:29 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: downstairs: vernonFL: Fun Fact: During the Civil War, Brooklyn wasn't a part of New York City (Manhattan), it was its own city. Manhattan was actually fairly anti war and pro-slavery, while Brooklyn was very pro-union and anti-slavery.

Huh.  Interesting.  Why would Manhattan have a vested interest in slavery?  Was there a lot of slavery ever going on there in the late 1800's?
 
I mean, I get why owners of plantations were pro-slavery.

Actually New York State outlawed slavery in stages, finally being fully emancipated in 1837.



I get that but the original commenter said "during the Civil War"... which seemed strange.
 
2012-09-05 01:57:25 PM
New York City during the civil war

Also, see the movie "Gangs of New York"
 
2012-09-05 02:12:41 PM
Both sides are bad, vote Derpmenistan.
 
2012-09-05 02:21:48 PM
More proof that Colbert is in the tank for the GOP.
 
2012-09-05 02:28:41 PM
Wow, that's pretty dumb. Politicians should be required to pass a basic history exam.
 
2012-09-05 02:31:46 PM

ShawnDoc: Has Guam flipped over yet?



First thing I thought of.
 
2012-09-05 03:19:27 PM
Painfully hilarious...I was cringing at laughing hysterically at the same time.

I wonder if Pelosi will renew her "don't talk to Colbert" command.
 
2012-09-05 03:53:37 PM
Word to the wise - if you're a politician and Colbert thinks having you on would be a good thing, don't go. You're going to look stupid.
 
2012-09-05 03:56:35 PM

I_C_Weener: ShawnDoc: Has Guam flipped over yet?


First thing I thought of.


First thing I thought of was Rep King arguing that dogfighting should be legal because it's legal to rape an underage girl, kidnap her, and take her across state lines to have a forced abortion.

Guam was #2, though.

Followed closely by Plate Tectonics 101.
 
2012-09-05 03:58:23 PM
and they gassed people in their ovens
 
2012-09-05 03:59:28 PM

downstairs: vernonFL: Fun Fact: During the Civil War, Brooklyn wasn't a part of New York City (Manhattan), it was its own city. Manhattan was actually fairly anti war and pro-slavery, while Brooklyn was very pro-union and anti-slavery.

Huh.  Interesting.  Why would Manhattan have a vested interest in slavery?  Was there a lot of slavery ever going on there in the late 1800's?
 
I mean, I get why owners of plantations were pro-slavery.


Who was banking those plantation owners?
 
2012-09-05 04:01:53 PM
This is as good a reason as any to finally wage war on the Dutch.
 
2012-09-05 04:02:07 PM

skullkrusher: Word to the wise - if you're a politician and Colbert thinks having you on would be a good thing, don't go. You're going to look stupid.


I'm pleased and proud to say that my representative, John Yarmuth (D-Kentucky) was there early on and did us proud. Actually got a follow-up mention from Colbert several months later.

I cherish the moments when Kentucky is represented as something other than redneck mouth-breathers.

/got turtleman mcconnell AND live-size marionette rand paul....
 
2012-09-05 04:03:25 PM
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/I'm a little biased, Yarmuth's my Representative. He's all we upright walking Kentuckians with functioning thumbs have.
 
2012-09-05 04:04:03 PM
Everyone knows slavery in America has been over for ages. Absolute ages.
 
2012-09-05 04:04:13 PM

urbangirl: skullkrusher: Word to the wise - if you're a politician and Colbert thinks having you on would be a good thing, don't go. You're going to look stupid.

I'm pleased and proud to say that my representative, John Yarmuth (D-Kentucky) was there early on and did us proud. Actually got a follow-up mention from Colbert several months later.

I cherish the moments when Kentucky is represented as something other than redneck mouth-breathers.

/got turtleman mcconnell AND live-size marionette rand paul....


GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!!
 
2012-09-05 04:05:52 PM

skullkrusher: Word to the wise - if you're a politician and Colbert thinks having you on would be a good thing, don't go. You're going to look stupid.


www.thecotilliononline.com

Frowns, shenanigans, etc.
 
2012-09-05 04:06:37 PM
Hij die waarschuwde, uh, de Britse dat ze werden niet redigeergebied takin' weg onze armen, uh, door middel van een beltoon die toeters, en um, makin' of zoals hij suppletiebijdragen zijn paard door stad te verzenden die vermaningen en bellen dat we gingen om er zeker van te zijn en we gingen vrij is, en wij zouden worden ingeschakeld
 
2012-09-05 04:07:02 PM

EyeballKid: urbangirl: skullkrusher: Word to the wise - if you're a politician and Colbert thinks having you on would be a good thing, don't go. You're going to look stupid.

I'm pleased and proud to say that my representative, John Yarmuth (D-Kentucky) was there early on and did us proud. Actually got a follow-up mention from Colbert several months later.

I cherish the moments when Kentucky is represented as something other than redneck mouth-breathers.

/got turtleman mcconnell AND live-size marionette rand paul....

GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!!


NO YOU!
love, another upright walking kentuckian with functioning thumbs
 
2012-09-05 04:07:04 PM

12349876: downstairs: vernonFL: Fun Fact: During the Civil War, Brooklyn wasn't a part of New York City (Manhattan), it was its own city. Manhattan was actually fairly anti war and pro-slavery, while Brooklyn was very pro-union and anti-slavery.

Huh.  Interesting.  Why would Manhattan have a vested interest in slavery?  Was there a lot of slavery ever going on there in the late 1800's?
 
I mean, I get why owners of plantations were pro-slavery.

Who was banking those plantation owners?


Just to finish flogging this poor dead horse: There was a big abolitionist movement in the South before and during the Civil War, and a large number of Northerners who were as pro-slavery as their Southern counterparts. The reasons were all over the map for both groups: In the South, there were a lot of people with moral and social reasons to oppose slavery; in the North it was economics and isolationism; as well as strong anti-black feelings on both sides. (These would be the groups that, post-war, would unite in favor of sending the blacks back to Liberia and Monrovia.)

This idea that the North was staunchly and wholly opposed to slavery and the South was staunchly and wholly in favor of it is new, and really needs to be abandoned in favor of the truth.
 
2012-09-05 04:09:04 PM

downstairs: vernonFL: Fun Fact: During the Civil War, Brooklyn wasn't a part of New York City (Manhattan), it was its own city. Manhattan was actually fairly anti war and pro-slavery, while Brooklyn was very pro-union and anti-slavery.

Huh.  Interesting.  Why would Manhattan have a vested interest in slavery?  Was there a lot of slavery ever going on there in the late 1800's?
 
I mean, I get why owners of plantations were pro-slavery.


coreydemoss.files.wordpress.com
It's free labor.
 
2012-09-05 04:09:34 PM
What? Everyone knows how them melanin-rich folks love their Dutch Masters...

// apologies to the city of Philadelphia
 
2012-09-05 04:10:31 PM
Worth a read 


This woman might actually be insane
 
2012-09-05 04:12:18 PM
Forgot to call back to Red Shirt Blues
 
2012-09-05 04:13:30 PM

scavenger: Hij die waarschuwde, uh, de Britse dat ze werden niet redigeergebied takin' weg onze armen, uh, door middel van een beltoon die toeters, en um, makin' of zoals hij suppletiebijdragen zijn paard door stad te verzenden die vermaningen en bellen dat we gingen om er zeker van te zijn en we gingen vrij is, en wij zouden worden ingeschakeld


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2012-09-05 04:14:11 PM

scavenger: Hij die waarschuwde, uh, de Britse dat ze werden niet redigeergebied takin' weg onze armen, uh, door middel van een beltoon die toeters, en um, makin' of zoals hij suppletiebijdragen zijn paard door stad te verzenden die vermaningen en bellen dat we gingen om er zeker van te zijn en we gingen vrij is, en wij zouden worden ingeschakeld


That doesn't make any sense at all. Proofing internet translator thingies don't really work.

/Dutch
//slave trader
 
2012-09-05 04:20:30 PM

urbangirl: skullkrusher: Word to the wise - if you're a politician and Colbert thinks having you on would be a good thing, don't go. You're going to look stupid.

I'm pleased and proud to say that my representative, John Yarmuth (D-Kentucky) was there early on and did us proud. Actually got a follow-up mention from Colbert several months later.

I cherish the moments when Kentucky is represented as something other than redneck mouth-breathers.

/got turtleman mcconnell AND live-size marionette rand paul....


Holy crap. Your representative talked about killing kittens on national television.
 
2012-09-05 04:21:47 PM

SixPaperJoint: downstairs: vernonFL: Fun Fact: During the Civil War, Brooklyn wasn't a part of New York City (Manhattan), it was its own city. Manhattan was actually fairly anti war and pro-slavery, while Brooklyn was very pro-union and anti-slavery.

Huh.  Interesting.  Why would Manhattan have a vested interest in slavery?  Was there a lot of slavery ever going on there in the late 1800's?
 
I mean, I get why owners of plantations were pro-slavery.

[coreydemoss.files.wordpress.com image 500x375]
It's free labor.


Interestingly enough, after slavery was abolished and when blacks couldn't be summarily impressed into labor, the number of CHILD workers skyrocketed in both the North and South. When they couldn't work slaves for free, they worked little kids for only slightly more money. Child laborers could be worked up to 18 hours a day in the textile mills in both the North and the South, and nobody really cared at the time.
 
2012-09-05 04:22:50 PM

Gyrfalcon: Interestingly enough, after slavery was abolished and when blacks couldn't be summarily impressed into labor, the number of CHILD workers skyrocketed in both the North and South. When they couldn't work slaves for free, they worked little kids for only slightly more money. Child laborers could be worked up to 18 hours a day in the textile mills in both the North and the South, and nobody really cared at the time.


and the stitching on those petticoats was so fine!
 
2012-09-05 04:24:30 PM
At some point in their life, one in six children will be kidnapped by the Dutch.
 
2012-09-05 04:24:30 PM

cgraves67: They might have. Who's to say? It's not like the Dutch had a system of writing to record it down or anything before they were wiped out by the Mongols in WW2.


This is an outright falsehood and you know it you racist jerk. It wasn't the Mongols who wiped out the Dutch in WW2, it was the Visigoths - they sacked all of Dutchland and half of Belgium before the Allies pushed them back to Visigothland, where they moped about being so pwned by the Allies that they spent the next century building up their latest attack on American culture - Twilight.

STOP DEFENDING TWILIGHT, YOU TWIHARD JERK!
 
2012-09-05 04:27:28 PM

Aexia: Everyone knows slavery in America has been over for ages. Absolute ages.


So a duck walks into a bar and asks, "Do you have any grapes?"

And the bartender says, "No, I'm sorry, we don't. Uh, I can order some for you, but they won't be here until next week."

The duck says, "No, that's okay, I'm actually glad you don't have them."

The bartender is confused, and says, "I don't get it. Why did you ask for grapes if you don't want them?"

The duck says, "Oh, I just wanted to make sure you didn't, and if you did, I would have tried to talk you into not offering them any more."

The bartender replies, "Okay, I see, but what is it you have against grapes?"

The duck answers, "My objection is not against grapes per se, but rather that I'm honoring the nationwide boycott against California table grapes called by the United Farmworkers. You see, most grapes are picked by immigrant farmworkers from Mexico, and the growers force the workers to labor for long hours under horrible working conditions while paying the workers just barely enough to live. The workers are also routinely exposed to toxic pesticides, denied breaks, and are fired for complaining or trying to organize for better conditions."

The bartender says, "Golly, I had no idea. I'm glad you warned me. Thank you for letting me know about that."

The duck says, "No problem, I appreciate your interest. In this crazy, nutty, world, we're all in this together, and we all do what we can."

"Peace be with you, duck friend."

"And to you as well, my brother." 

/The boycott ended in 2000
 
2012-09-05 04:27:28 PM

scavenger: Hij die waarschuwde, uh, de Britse dat ze werden niet redigeergebied takin' weg onze armen, uh, door middel van een beltoon die toeters, en um, makin' of zoals hij suppletiebijdragen zijn paard door stad te verzenden die vermaningen en bellen dat we gingen om er zeker van te zijn en we gingen vrij is, en wij zouden worden ingeschakeld


Hey, you stop talking German! The only language I need to know is American!
 
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