If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Abc.net.au)   Is Stephen Colbert saving US democracy?   (abc.net.au) divider line 269
    More: Obvious, United States, Stephen, democracy, current affairs  
•       •       •

9826 clicks; posted to Politics » on 27 Nov 2012 at 5:26 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



269 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-11-27 02:05:52 PM  
His Super-PAC was a great educational experience, while mocking the process all the way.
 
2012-11-27 02:08:02 PM  
No, not at all. But he is quite entertaining.
 
2012-11-27 02:14:09 PM  
Nope. Colbert can't afford to buy the government from its current owners.
 
2012-11-27 02:22:32 PM  
Bad Subby, auto-play audio.

simplicimus: His Super-PAC was a great educational experience, while mocking the process all the way.


The last one, about how he could just take all of his money from the PAC and just give it to himself while never disclosing what he did with it was the icing on the cake.
 
2012-11-27 02:24:32 PM  

GAT_00: Bad Subby, auto-play audio.

simplicimus: His Super-PAC was a great educational experience, while mocking the process all the way.

The last one, about how he could just take all of his money from the PAC and just give it to himself while never disclosing what he did with it was the icing on the cake.


That was great. Super-PAC three card monte.
 
2012-11-27 02:39:12 PM  

simplicimus: GAT_00: Bad Subby, auto-play audio.

simplicimus: His Super-PAC was a great educational experience, while mocking the process all the way.

The last one, about how he could just take all of his money from the PAC and just give it to himself while never disclosing what he did with it was the icing on the cake.

That was great. Super-PAC three card monte.


Everything about that Super-PAC was an eye-opener. And Colbert having Trevor Potter on his show pretty much every step of the way certainly made it all the more clear/horrifying at what the Citizens United decision actually did. "Hey, Trevor--why aren't corporations giving more money to my PAC?" "Well, Stephen, they prefer to be anonymous" *Colbert sets up a shell corporation & more donations start coming in*

Colbert: How is this different from money laundering?
Potter: That's a good question, Stephen.
 
2012-11-27 02:58:20 PM  

brigid_fitch: simplicimus: GAT_00: Bad Subby, auto-play audio.

simplicimus: His Super-PAC was a great educational experience, while mocking the process all the way.

The last one, about how he could just take all of his money from the PAC and just give it to himself while never disclosing what he did with it was the icing on the cake.

That was great. Super-PAC three card monte.

Everything about that Super-PAC was an eye-opener. And Colbert having Trevor Potter on his show pretty much every step of the way certainly made it all the more clear/horrifying at what the Citizens United decision actually did. "Hey, Trevor--why aren't corporations giving more money to my PAC?" "Well, Stephen, they prefer to be anonymous" *Colbert sets up a shell corporation & more donations start coming in*

Colbert: How is this different from money laundering?
Potter: That's a good question, Stephen.


Yeah, the head of the FEC saying the rules don't keep you from doing anything are pretty damning.
 
2012-11-27 03:09:13 PM  

GAT_00: brigid_fitch: simplicimus: GAT_00: Bad Subby, auto-play audio.

simplicimus: His Super-PAC was a great educational experience, while mocking the process all the way.

The last one, about how he could just take all of his money from the PAC and just give it to himself while never disclosing what he did with it was the icing on the cake.

That was great. Super-PAC three card monte.

Everything about that Super-PAC was an eye-opener. And Colbert having Trevor Potter on his show pretty much every step of the way certainly made it all the more clear/horrifying at what the Citizens United decision actually did. "Hey, Trevor--why aren't corporations giving more money to my PAC?" "Well, Stephen, they prefer to be anonymous" *Colbert sets up a shell corporation & more donations start coming in*

Colbert: How is this different from money laundering?
Potter: That's a good question, Stephen.

Yeah, the head of the FEC saying the rules don't keep you from doing anything are pretty damning.


And handing over the Super-PAC to Jon Stewart?
OT, Gat, what happened that got some people so pissed off at you? What did I miss?
 
2012-11-27 03:22:03 PM  

simplicimus: OT, Gat, what happened that got some people so pissed off at you? What did I miss?


You're going to have to narrow the scope of that. Republicans pissed at me for calling them out? Certain people angry at me from the latest Israeli war? Quite a few people on here hate me.
 
2012-11-27 03:26:20 PM  
He's doing his part (and much more, actually), which is a hell of a lot more than any teabagger can say.
 
2012-11-27 03:26:47 PM  

GAT_00: Bad Subby, auto-play audio.


Seriously. Subby, you're an asshole.
 
2012-11-27 03:30:37 PM  

GAT_00: simplicimus: OT, Gat, what happened that got some people so pissed off at you? What did I miss?

You're going to have to narrow the scope of that. Republicans pissed at me for calling them out? Certain people angry at me from the latest Israeli war? Quite a few people on here hate me.


And you're ugly.
 
2012-11-27 03:37:05 PM  
Did I ever tell you guys about the time that Gat_00 stole my daughter's ice cream? What an asshole.
 
2012-11-27 03:37:48 PM  

ginandbacon: GAT_00: Bad Subby, auto-play audio.

Seriously. Subby, you're an asshole.


Didn't even notice. This is why my default setting for my speakers is "off"

/not subby
 
2012-11-27 03:44:11 PM  

GAT_00: simplicimus: OT, Gat, what happened that got some people so pissed off at you? What did I miss?

You're going to have to narrow the scope of that. Republicans pissed at me for calling them out? Certain people angry at me from the latest Israeli war? Quite a few people on here hate me.


Well, I don't. I think you're one the fun people to play with around here.
 
2012-11-27 03:50:13 PM  

GAT_00: Bad Subby, auto-play audio.

simplicimus: His Super-PAC was a great educational experience, while mocking the process all the way.

The last one, about how he could just take all of his money from the PAC and just give it to himself while never disclosing what he did with it was the icing on the cake.


It's really too bad most republican voters will never see it.
 
2012-11-27 03:52:33 PM  

Shostie: Did I ever tell you guys about the time that Gat_00 stole my daughter's ice cream? What an asshole.


I've heard he kicks puppies as well.
 
2012-11-27 03:54:26 PM  

Krymson Tyde: Shostie: Did I ever tell you guys about the time that Gat_00 stole my daughter's ice cream? What an asshole.

I've heard he kicks puppies as well.


I think he's the one that stole my shovel and all my bags of lime.
 
2012-11-27 04:28:42 PM  

simplicimus: Krymson Tyde: Shostie: Did I ever tell you guys about the time that Gat_00 stole my daughter's ice cream? What an asshole.

I've heard he kicks puppies as well.

I think he's the one that stole my shovel and all my bags of lime.


GAT_00 helped me in a thread where the site was blocked and he delivered content for my viewing.

Then he took a shiat, didn't wash his hands, and grabbed M&Ms from the candy bowl.
 
2012-11-27 04:38:39 PM  
Well, this thread got weird.
 
2012-11-27 04:40:21 PM  

GAT_00: Well, this thread got weird.


Like that's different around here.
 
2012-11-27 04:48:19 PM  
Well...Yah....Duh.
 
2012-11-27 04:58:55 PM  

Ambivalence: Well...Yah....Duh.


That's, like, just your opinion.
 
2012-11-27 05:05:42 PM  

Shostie: Did I ever tell you guys about the time that Gat_00 stole my daughter's ice cream? What an asshole.


He de-scented all my air fresheners and deflowered my chrysanthemum. He claimed it was asking for it, but I know better. The things he did to that plant....the horror.
 
2012-11-27 05:06:25 PM  

simplicimus: Ambivalence: Well...Yah....Duh.

That's, like, just your opinion.


Well...yah...duh.
 
2012-11-27 05:33:46 PM  
GAT_00 single-handedly founded ACORN. He's a community organizer organizer.
 
2012-11-27 05:35:36 PM  
No. Citizens united was essentially a formalization of already actually in practice actions. Throwing rocks at it OS fun but not going to fix anything.
 
2012-11-27 05:37:24 PM  
GAT unmixed my trail mix. Then went to the bathroom, didn't wash his hands, and grabbed a handful from each bowl.
 
2012-11-27 05:40:14 PM  
What the heck is "Pennsylvania University?"

I grew up in PA and attended Penn (University of Pennsylvania). I'm familiar with Penn State as well. I've never heard of Pennsylvania University.
 
2012-11-27 05:40:57 PM  
Stewart is a great comedian.
Colbert is a great satirist.

The latter is so much more challenging to pull off without sounding overdone.
 
2012-11-27 05:42:38 PM  
GAT_00 sprays diarrhea all over the bowl then refuses to swirl with the brush.

Also, he doesn't courtesy flush.
 
2012-11-27 05:45:20 PM  
If nothing else Colbert is inject a welcome bit of honesty to the process, as well as making our system less of a laughingstock.
 
2012-11-27 05:51:22 PM  
blogs.independent.co.uk
 
2012-11-27 05:52:44 PM  
The most dangerous threat to our political process are liberals who claim to be conservatives for the purposes of laughter and amusement. They turn our national discourse into a joke and devalue the many criticisms of Taxbongo bin Congo.
 
2012-11-27 05:58:51 PM  
GAT_00 beefs in the shower, then heels it down the drain.
 
2012-11-27 05:59:54 PM  
i click the link and audio begins instantly....wtf!
thought for sure i left a livejasmin window open

/close one!
 
2012-11-27 06:02:36 PM  

Holocaust Agnostic: No. Citizens united was essentially a formalization of already actually in practice actions. Throwing rocks at it OS fun but not going to fix anything.


Shining a flashlight around your basement in the dark when the fuses have blown is fun, but it's not going to fix anything.

/One of the benefits of well-developed critical thinking skills is the ability to see connections between and among discrete events, actions, or concepts. TMYK.
 
2012-11-27 06:08:00 PM  
GAT_00 stuck his junk in the mashed potatoes and wiped it on the drapes.
 
2012-11-27 06:15:08 PM  
GAT_00 Those people must have cameras throughout your house!
 
2012-11-27 06:22:47 PM  

johnryan51: GAT_00 Those people must have cameras throughout your house!


Do you not?
 
2012-11-27 06:25:42 PM  
Did you hear that GAT_00 has occupied several chairs in the presence of Chris Hansen? -Herman Cain
 
2012-11-27 06:27:37 PM  

Lochsteppe: Shining a flashlight around your basement in the dark when the fuses have blown is fun, but it's not going to fix anything.


What he said. Colbert speaks satirical truth to power, and he's a good tool of illumination, but he isn't saving anything.
 
2012-11-27 06:29:23 PM  

Absurdity: johnryan51: GAT_00 Those people must have cameras throughout your house!

Do you not?


No, because I live in a secret bunker in his basement.

/I see everything. I know everything.
//Gat, when you're out, could you get some radishes? Thanks.
 
2012-11-27 06:29:36 PM  

swahnhennessy: Lochsteppe: Shining a flashlight around your basement in the dark when the fuses have blown is fun, but it's not going to fix anything.

What he said. Colbert speaks satirical truth to power, and he's a good tool of illumination, but he isn't saving anything.


He is saving the 11:30 pm time slot from Comedy Central dropping a turd like Key & Peele in there.
 
2012-11-27 06:30:37 PM  

simplicimus: Well, I don't. I think you're one the fun people to play with around here.


Except for weed threads. He gets all uptight in those, with his hatred for the devil's weed.
 
2012-11-27 06:31:31 PM  
GAT_00 raped and murdered a young girl in 1990
 
2012-11-27 06:32:58 PM  
GAT_00's tumblr account is full of pictures of Debi Mazar shaving her arm pits.
 
2012-11-27 06:33:04 PM  
GAT_00 told Karl Rove that Ohio was in the bag.
 
2012-11-27 06:34:58 PM  
I heard that Gat raped and murdered a girl in 1990. Also, he beefs in the shower and heels it down the drain.
 
2012-11-27 06:35:41 PM  
GAT_00 thinks the 47% are the active ingredient in Solyent Green.
 
Displayed 50 of 269 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report