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Re: Donald J Trump 'I Want The Best Climate' Thread

Postby Monker » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:07 am

Now you are just rambling, completely off from your original topic that it is acceptable to you for the President to to have his decisions influenced by the leader of an enemy nation. You can't even say that TREASON is wrong. This had NOTHING to do with the 2016 election, which is where you are trying to turn the conversation. This is why I stopped replying to your posts for the longest time. It becomes pointless when you can't stay on topic and shift from here to there, and it usually lands on some topic about Clinton.

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Monker wrote:Are you actually saying it is OK for our leaders to commit treason?


History points to yes (Nixon undermining Vietnam peace talks, Reagan's October Surprise). Additionally, in US history, treason charges have been brought less than fifty times. So this is all meaningless. When Kennedy wrote secret letters to Khrushchev at the height of the Cold War was that treason? I wonder what his top generals thought...

Monker wrote:YOU are the one who said you would rather have the President of this country under the influence of Putin, than Haliburton, or whatever.


Absolutely.

Monker wrote:If it is a conspiracy theory, it is one that you bought into and wrote on this forum for me to reply to. Posting the Constitutional definition of treason is NOT a conspiracy theory...that is bizarre talk from you.


Of course it's a conspiracy theory. Anyone entertaining the idea that Trump and Russia somehow swung the election with FB ads like this is an idiot.

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Re: Donald J Trump 'I Want The Best Climate' Thread

Postby Monker » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:13 am

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The_Noble_Cause wrote:
Andrew wrote:There is zero point debating you TNC. Utterly pointless. Therefore I shall cease.


Sorry you feel that way. I am happy to share my views with anyone at anytime.

For the record - Manafort's three passports have been reviewed. No sign of him ever entering London in 2013, 2015, and 2016 to meet with Julian Assange.
Just more fake news.


Come where you are wanted and allowed to converse freely.

http://mrexiles.freeforums.net

Let these intolerant leftist scum suffer in silence here.


If you guys hate it here so much, why do you still come here and read the forum? The dozen of you can't hold a conversation without bringing up mr.com? Why don't you all just delete your accounts in protest and be done with it? You and LtVanish look like you are just taking the piss and actually would rather keep posting here.
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Re: Donald J Trump 'Covfefe & Hamberders' Thread

Postby Andrew » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:50 pm

At the behest of another user here, I took a few minutes to read some of the comments at the new exiles board recently created.

Just a couple of comments. No, there’s been no difference to traffic here since you folk leaving. No, there was no difference when the Trump thread was temp locked.

The hate. Wow, I can’t believe how many comments there are about me, the site, speculation and crap. You all hated it here so much, so you created your own board where you seem to be spending most of your time discussing myself and this board. Sorry, but that’s just sad.

To the few vitriol throwing assholes, if I understand correctly, you hate this board and me...so your accounts here will no longer be needed. Glad you spent so much of your time here over the last decade or so, but the descriptive hatred is worse than anything seen on here....so in the spirit of your own comments - go fuck yourselves and good riddance.
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Re: Donald J Trump 'I Want The Best Climate' Thread

Postby The_Noble_Cause » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:10 am

Monker wrote:Now you are just rambling, completely off from your original topic that it is acceptable to you for the President to to have his decisions influenced by the leader of an enemy nation.You can't even say that TREASON is wrong.


Already covered this.
In the eyes of many, JFK's secret attempts at detente with Khrushchev was "treason." Nixon's sabotage of Johnson's peace talks was considered treason.
The world is complicated and I do not subscribe to your black-and-white cartoon version of it.

Monker wrote:This had NOTHING to do with the 2016 election, which is where you are trying to turn the conversation.


The allegations of treason revolve around the 2016 election being influenced by the Russians. You cannot separate the two. If you want to discuss other stories (ex. Trump hiding interpreter notes), then say so.

Monker wrote: This is why I stopped replying to your posts for the longest time.


Riiiight. Or maybe it's because every time you lie (ex. Colbert Report is not an O'Reilly parody. ex. Hillary had permission to use a secret server) you get blown up with facts. Reply or don't. You have no credibility whatsoever.
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Re: Donald J Trump 'Covfefe & Hamberders' Thread

Postby AR » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:47 am

Andrew wrote:The hate. Wow, I can’t believe how many comments there are about me, the site, speculation and crap. You all hated it here so much, so you created your own board where you seem to be spending most of your time discussing myself and this board.


I'd just like to chime in that when I created my own board in 2007 or so it was never about hating this one. I just wanted to post porn. :mrgreen:
AR is just a longtime net troll who is bored with trolling just Journey most of the time so he's looking for other places to troll and get reactions.

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Re: Donald J Trump 'Covfefe & Hamberders' Thread

Postby verslibre » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:40 am

AR wrote:
Andrew wrote:The hate. Wow, I can’t believe how many comments there are about me, the site, speculation and crap. You all hated it here so much, so you created your own board where you seem to be spending most of your time discussing myself and this board.


I'd just like to chime in that when I created my own board in 2007 or so it was never about hating this one. I just wanted to post porn. :mrgreen:


Why should I lookee your porn board when Xh@mst3r has it all? :mrgreen:
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Re: Donald J Trump 'Covfefe & Hamberders' Thread

Postby AR » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:46 am

verslibre wrote:
AR wrote:
Andrew wrote:The hate. Wow, I can’t believe how many comments there are about me, the site, speculation and crap. You all hated it here so much, so you created your own board where you seem to be spending most of your time discussing myself and this board.


I'd just like to chime in that when I created my own board in 2007 or so it was never about hating this one. I just wanted to post porn. :mrgreen:


Why should I like at your porn board when Xh@mst3r has it all? :mrgreen:


There was no Both Xh@mst3r , P*rrnHub , R*dTube, Tube8, xv*deos or any of those other great sites (at least I don't think) when The Annex opened. :o

(edit: I had to look it up out of curiosity. Xh@mst3r was established same year as my forum board.)
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Re: Donald J Trump 'I Want The Best Climate' Thread

Postby Monker » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:59 am

The_Noble_Cause wrote:
Monker wrote:The Colbert Report was NOT a parody of the O'Reilly Factor. It is The Daily Show with a fake conservative host. That is all.


Sorry. You're just uninformed. Even Colbert's opening "The Word" was a direct parody of O'Reilly's opening "Talking Points Memo" right down to the graphics.

As Colbert himself has said: "I owe a lot to Bill O'Reilly," Colbert said Wednesday. "I spent over nine years playing a character based largely on him — and then 12 months in therapy, to de-bloviate myself."

From the book Satire TV by Professor Jonathan Gray: "Although the aesthetic of The Colbert Report has changed drastically since its first conception on The Daily Show, it’s central premise remains Colbert’s parody of O’Reilly."

Rolling Stone discussing The Colbert Report: " Plenty of Colbert fans probably never knew the segment was a spoof of Bill O'Reilly's 'The Most Ridiculous Item of the Day.' "

From The New Yorker: "The Colbert Report, on Comedy Central, broadcasts what is essentially a full-dress parody of The O’Reilly Factor. Stephen Colbert has obviously made a close study of O’Reilly’s mannerisms and opinions, just as Colbert’s producers have made a close study of the overblown red-white-and-blue swirled graphics that open The O’Reilly Factor."

NYTimes: "When The Colbert Report debuted in 2005, a nightly show satirizing Bill O’Reilly seemed like it would eventually be a dead end."

WaPo: "Whereas Stephen Colbert was a nightly send-up of Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly, Jordan Klepper channels Alex Jones and the conspiratorial ethos of Infowars on Comedy Central’s The Opposition.

Talking to you is a waste of time. You're wrong on pretty much everything.

Monker wrote:I get the feeling that you never even watched the show.


And I get the feeling you never understood what the hell you were even watching.

Monker wrote:The FACTS completely prove you wrong. Colbert has over three million viewers each daily episode. Trevor Noah gets around two million viewers per episode. People watch these shows or they wouldn't be renewed...over and over again. It's no different than if nobody was going to a ___________ concert, they wouldn't be able to afford to tour.


Umm, Carson used to pull in 9 million viewers. Those ratings just prove what I said from the beginning. Broadcast TV has cratered and most Americans have cut the chord.

You just don't know what you are talking about and are simply posting Google searches. Yes, the character he is playing was based on O'Reilly. Yes, "The Word" is his version of "Talking POints".

There are around 40 recurring segments on the Colbert Report. Only TWO of them were spoofing Papa Bear. As I have tried to say, most of them could have been on the Daily Show. 95% of them have NOTHING TO DO WITH O'REILLY.

And, that doesn't even get into the guest interviews, which are also NOTHING LIKE O'Reilly.

Here is a list of most of his segments from Wiki. Some of these are hillarous just to read...and remember seeing all of them:

Alpha Dog of the Week is a segment in which Colbert heaps praise on one specific news maker from the previous week for, as Colbert himself puts it, being "such an imposing presence that people automatically fall in place behind you, deferentially sniffing your butt."[1] The irony of the segment comes from the fact that the honoree has typically fallen from grace as a result of the supposed alpha behavior Colbert is celebrating.

Atone Phone
The Atone Phone was introduced in the 2007 season during the Jewish High Holidays. Stephen interprets the Ten Days of Repentance to mean that Jewish people should apologize specifically to him, and introduces a hotline (1-888-OOPS-JEW) that Jews can call to apologize for anything that they may have done to "wrong" Stephen. The phone occasionally rings during the show, with an old style bell ringer that rings to the tune of Hava Nagila. The segment is reintroduced every season during the High Holidays, and each subsequent season it is revealed that the number to call has to be shared with another hotline that shares the same number, first 1-888-MOPS-KEY and later 1-888-MOSS-LEW.,[2] 1-888-MOS-PLEX, 1-888-NORS-LEZ, 1-888-O-MRS-LEX, and 1-888-O-NPR-LDY.

Better Know a District
Main article: Better Know a District
Better Know a District is a recurring segment where Colbert interviews members of Congress from specific districts, hoping to fill all 434 spaces on his map. (The missing 435th district is California's 50th, which was declared dead to Stephen in 2005 following the Duke Cunningham scandal, because it had "let Duke down." [3] On Ash Wednesday in 2006, its status was changed to "never existed to me," making it the only item in that category.[4]) The segment features Colbert first giving a short history lesson on the district, then interviewing the representative and asking them "loaded" questions.

Spinoffs
Better Know a Challenger, a segment during the 2006 Congressional Elections where Colbert interviewed challengers because the incumbent declined to appear on his show.
Better Know a Protectorate, a 4-part series focusing on the protectorates of the United States.
Better Know a Founder, a 56-part series focusing on the signers of the United States Declaration of Independence.
Better Know a President, a 43-part series where Colbert interviews former Presidents by speaking to impersonators.
Meet an Ally, a series focusing on the nations in the Coalition of the Willing.
Betterer Know a District, features extended versions of previously shown interviews.
Better Know a Memory, a "recap" of sorts following the 2006 elections, showing "better known" representatives that had been returned to Congress.
Better Know a Presidential Candidate Who'll Talk to Me, an indefinite series featuring interviews with presidential candidates from the 2008 presidential election. To date, only Republicans Mike Huckabee (who asked Colbert to be his running mate) and Ron Paul have appeared for such interviews, although Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John Edwards have all made appearances on the Report.
Better Know a Governor, a series focusing on state governors (starting with Mark Sanford)
Better Know a Lobby, a 35,000-part (originally infinite-part) series, introduced on the February 6, 2008 episode, focusing on lobbyists that work on Capitol Hill.
Better Know a Beatle, a 4-part series focusing on the members of The Beatles.
Better Know a Cradle of Civilization, a 1-part series about the history of Iraq shown during Operation Iraqi Stephen.
Better Know a Made Up District, a [unintelligible] part series about made up districts; a reference to inaccurate submissions to the United States government's website that tracks the spending of stimulus money, by business people who made up congressional districts.
Better Know a Stephen, a segment introduced December 16, 2009 in which Colbert interviews other prominent men named Stephen (specifically spelled with a "ph").
Better Know an Enemy, a series focusing on the terrorist enemies.
Better Know a Riding, a 1-part segment focusing on the Canadian Electoral District held by Member of Parliament Ujjal Dosanjh which took place on February 22, 2010 during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The riding profiled was Vancouver South, where the Olympics took place.
Better Know a Kissinger, A one part series on Henry Kissinger prior to Colbert's interview of Henry Kissinger.
Better Know a Salinger/Hemingway, One-part series on whoever he profiles in the Colbert book club.
Better Know a America, A one part series in which Stephen Colbert interviews President Obama.

The Blitzkrieg on Grinchitude
A segment that is featured around Christmas season. He (Colbert) covers stories that involve people suggested to be attacking Christmas getting foiled in various ways.

The Boards
Originating from phrases used by Colbert as a warning or condemnation, the On Notice and Dead to Me boards are giant blue boards listing people and things that have angered Colbert. When the On Notice board is full, Colbert is forced to either remove an item or transfer it to the Dead to Me board, which is reserved for his most hated nemeses. One-off variations have included a Called Out white board on August 14, 2006, a red Fantasies board on January 31, 2007, a Do Not Say board on April 25, 2007 and a pocket-sized "On Notice" board on October 2, 2007.

Cheating Death with Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, D.F.A.
Cheating Death is a medical and health-related segment. During Cheating Death, Colbert refers to himself as Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, D.F.A., a reference to the Honorary Fine Arts Doctorate that was awarded to him by Knox College.

The introduction graphic to this segment is a reference to the chess game with Death in Ingmar Bergman's film The Seventh Seal, with Colbert wearing scrubs as he uses trickery to literally cheat Death and win (another variant has him conning Death out of its money at three card monte). Colbert usually then prefaces each segment by noting that he is not a medical doctor, but a Doctor of Fine Arts, followed by a joke about what he is allowed to do (example: delivering babies through Georgia O'Keeffe paintings). The segment usually features accounts of actual medical and health news, including recent breakthroughs and announcements of the type found on other medical and health segments which then segue into plugs for the (fictional) sponsor, Prescott Pharmaceuticals, and their highly dubious "Vaxa" product line. (Prescott Pharmaceuticals is apparently part of a large, rather shady company known as the Prescott Group, whom Colbert frequently promotes. Their other divisions include Prescott Oil and Prescott Finance.) This health advice is generally dangerous or unhelpful, and said products also cause bizarre side effects such as "Skeletal Xylophoning",[5] or "REO Speedlung".[6] The segment always ends with Colbert saying, "I'll see you in health!," a play on the phrase, "I'll see you in hell!"

On the April 25, 2011 episode, Colbert renamed his product line "Vacsa", after he received a cease-and-desist letter from a company whose line of homeopathic products is actually called Växa. He insisted that any similarities between the two names was purely "axidental".

The segment was used as the culmination of the program's series finale; Death (who is referred to as Grimmy), who was intended to be the show's final guest, does not fall for Colbert's tricks and strangles him upon watching him actually cheat. This results in a struggle that ends with Colbert accidentally killing Death with his pistol Sweetness and becoming an immortal.[7]

Colbert Platinum (CP)
Colbert Platinum is The Colbert Report's version of High Net Worth (HNW) on CNBC. It profiles expensive and high-profile items, like personal submarines and $750,000 pens, which only the "super rich" could afford. In the introduction, Colbert reminds viewers that the segment is for billionaires "only," instructing "poor" millionaire viewers to change the channel. On October 20, 2008, Colbert Platinum was spun off as Colbert Aluminum, due to the economic crisis of 2008. Its focus was the formerly wealthy, Colbert telling viewers not to watch "if you haven't had a yacht repossessed in the last six months." As of August 20, 2009, Colbert announced that the recession was over and that Colbert Platinum had been reinstated.

Cold War Update
Cold War Update is a segment where Colbert dismisses "rumors" that the Cold War ended with the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. The segment covers news from former Soviet Bloc countries, such as Cuba, North Korea, Russia, China, and Yugoslavia.[8]

The Craziest F#?king Thing I've Ever Heard
The Craziest F#?king Thing I've Ever Heard is a segment in which Colbert highlights a "bizarre" recent news item. It likens to The O'Reilly Factor's "The Most Ridiculous Item of the Day." Variants include "The Most Poetic F#?king Thing I've Ever Heard."

The DaColbert Code
A parody of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, "The DaColbert Code" is an occasional segment in which Colbert uses his mysterious code (actually an elaborate word association game) to uncover past and future events. This typically leads Colbert to form absurd conclusions, such as that Mike Myers was responsible for the Hurricane Katrina debacle — although in 2006 and 2009 he used the DaColbert Code to accurately predict the five top Oscar winners and shortly before the 2008 elections, the code repeatedly said that Barack Obama would be the next US president. The segment uses Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa as its opening graphic, with Colbert's face edited in. On every occasion, he illustrates how it works by giving a test of it by predicting who killed John F. Kennedy, which at each time had led to a different suspect, including Jacqueline, Johnson, Nixon, and Kennedy himself.

Democralypse Now!
Democralypse Now! was introduced during the 2008 presidential primaries and covered how the Democratic party was "destroying itself" through Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama's competing bids for the presidential nomination. The title is a portmanteau, combining the title of left-leaning progressive syndicated news program Democracy Now! with that of the film Apocalypse Now. (The opening sequence alludes to the film with the song "Ride of the Valkyries" and a cutout of John McCain's head quoting the film's famous line "The horror ... the horror!")

Difference Makers
Difference Makers pays tribute to ordinary Americans whom Colbert deems to be making a difference, usually in promoting a passionate cause of dubious value, such as a woman who believes that teaching pole dancing is a feminist cause. The Difference Maker being profiled is described in heroic superlatives, and the segments feature patriotic background music, but the interviews shown invariably contradict the narrator's praising statements. This is one of the few segments in which Colbert does not feature at all, except as the narrator. The name bears a similarity to that of the NBC Nightly News human interest segment "Making A Difference".

The Enemy Within
The Enemy Within is part of a series of segments labeled as Colbert Report Special Reports. The intro features a seemingly ordinary family taking a picture, only for aliens to pop out at the end. In the segment, Stephen uses a faux narration style to label a seemingly benign thing that has bended a law (like toddlers and unicycles) as an enemy.

Formidable Opponent
For the Formidable Opponent, Colbert debates a topic against the only person he deems truly worthy of his opposition: himself. The segment gives the appearance that there are two Stephen Colberts, each facing the other, wearing different colored ties (usually a blue tie for the liberal Colbert and red for the conservative) and standing against different backdrops, an illusion attained through use of a green screen and chroma-key technology to change the color of Colbert's tie. One of the Colberts will generally take a more liberal position, while the other will take a more characteristic ultra-conservative view. The conservative Colbert will almost always win, generally posing an extremely unlikely hypothetical situation (either concerning special circumstances or hypothetical fallout), and using that for his justifications.

To date, the only time the 'liberal' Colbert has won was on the episode airing on November 4, 2009. In this episode, the 'liberal' Colbert called on Al Gore (who was there in person) to help him argue. The ultra-conservative Colbert then called his own version of Al Gore (also played by the real Al Gore). However, unlike the two debating Stephens, "both" Al Gores were of the same opinion, and convinced the conservative Colbert that they were right.

The final installment of Formidable Opponent aired on December 15, 2014. During a debate on the United States' use of torture — the same topic the two had debated during the show's first month — the liberal Colbert convinced his conservative counterpart to admit to being an imaginary character. As the segment ended, the conservative Colbert faded from existence, leaving only the liberal Colbert.

Four Horsemen of the A-Pop-calypse
In the Four Horsemen of the A-Pop-calypse segment Colbert criticizes the media (radio, film, television, and books) for hastening the end of civilization. The name of the segment is a reference to the biblical characters of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Freedom Trivia
These short messages frequently appeared on screen immediately before or after commercial breaks during the show's first season. The titles were typically portmanteaux, ranging from Fracts (Freedom Facts), to Friddles (Freedom Riddles), Franagrams (Freedom Anagrams) and Frnaps (Freedom Snaps). Drinking games and Freedom Trivia were also offered. The messages displayed were typically reflective of Colbert's exaggerated patriotism and inflated ego, for instance, "Did you know… In 1983, Stephen legally changed his middle name to 'Gettysburg Address'." They were discontinued soon after the commencement of the show's second season; the last Freedom Trivia message appeared in the January 26, 2006 episode of the Report.

Indecision 2010: Revenge of the Fallen
Coverage of the 2010 midterm elections. Republicans were poised to re-take the House of Representatives and possibly the Senate. The segment subtitle is from the movie Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. In this case, the "fallen" are the Republicans. Senator Mitch McConnell is shown as transforming from a turtle, and Minority Leader John Boehner is shown as transforming from an orange traffic cone.

Monkey on the Lam

The opening graphic of Monkey on the Lam
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Monkey on the Lam first appeared in August 2007 after a monkey escaped and went "on the lam" in Wisconsin. It has recurred occasionally, featuring stories of escaped monkeys, but mostly revolving around Colbert's disappointment upon the discovery that whatever story is being profiled has been resolved and will not need follow up, giving him no excuse to use the graphic featuring a monkey riding a lamb and firing a gun. A "Lobster Edition" of the segment was also featured, using the same graphic.

Movies That Are Destroying America
Movies That Are Destroying America is a film review segment in which Colbert provides his opinions on recently released movies—often, he admits, without actually having seen anything more than the trailers (which he claims "give you the best part of the movie anyway"). This often leads to a humorous and mistaken impression of the movies being reviewed as Colbert viciously attacks films that most would consider to be benign (such as Over the Hedge and Pride and Prejudice), then praises a movie that conservatives have found objectionable (such as Brokeback Mountain). The segment has featured an "Awards Edition," a "Christmas Edition," and a "Summer Blockbuster Edition."

Nailed 'Em
Nailed 'Em is a segment where Colbert covers a dubious triumph of "Order & Law". The segment involves someone breaking a minor or absurd law, and being brought to justice - for example, a man who was charged for allowing his spouse to eat from his plate at an all-you-can-eat restaurant. The segment is narrated by Colbert, who uses various dramatic rhetoric and strange metaphors to portray the law-breaker as a horrid criminal. In certain cases, Colbert follows up a story on this segment by "punishing" the "criminal" in a way that sarcastically underscores the absurdity of the crime for which they were "nailed." An example of this is when a young boy who loved to read had his library card revoked because his family lived in a different borough than their library of choice, and as such did not pay taxes that supported that library. He was featured on this segment, and Colbert responded by "forcing" the boy to read even more books, which he enacted by sending him a box full of books previously featured on his show, as well as a collector's box-set of the entire Harry Potter series, signed by Colbert himself.

People Destroying America
In a similar style to that of Nailed 'Em and Difference Makers, People Destroying America features interviews surrounding a person who has committed some sort of trivial action or offense that Colbert deems to be "destroying America." The narration, usually read by Colbert, tends to describe the subject and their supposed offense in ominous superlatives which are invariably contradicted by the benign responses of the interviewees.

Sam Waterston Says Things You Should Never Believe in a Trustworthy Manner
Sam Waterston Says Things You Should Never Believe in a Trustworthy Manner is a brief segment featuring Law & Order star Sam Waterston, who, as the title suggests, says things you should never believe in a trustworthy manner—things such as, "I'm from the future. Come with me if you want to live." It was introduced in January 2008 to illustrate the perils of relying on the "folksy" charms of then-presidential candidate and Law & Order costar Fred Thompson, who, to the distress of Colbert, was frequently hailed as a "Reagan figure" by the press. The segment ran three times (although Colbert claimed that he has proven the case "dozens of times"), and was discontinued after Thompson withdrew from his campaign for the presidency.

Smokin' Pole: The Fight for Arctic Riches
Wikinews has related news: Russia claims North Pole by planting flag on seabed
Smokin' Pole: The Fight for Arctic Riches is a segment in which Colbert recaps news surrounding the world's nations laying claim to the resources of the Arctic Circle. This segment was originally titled "Arc! Who goes there?"

Stephen Colbert's Balls for Kidz
Stephen Colbert's Balls for Kidz is an "educational" children's segment providing lessons on what Colbert deems to be important issues. It features a panel of four children interviewing adult "experts" whose typically absurd answers elicit bemused or horrified reactions from the young panel. The segment is filmed in two separate parts - field interviews with, or re-cut news footage of the "experts"; and the children's questions and reactions - which are then edited together to create the final piece.

Stephen Colbert's Bears & Balls
A financial advice segment in the style of Mad Money, Bears and Balls features an over-sized red button that, when pressed, bleats out simplistic answers (frequently "Bees!") to finance-related questions, although Colbert will sometimes have to press it several times (each time emitting irrelevant and often comedic answers) before eliciting a response relevant to the question. The button occasionally gives an answer before Colbert even presses it.

Stephen Colbert's Fallback Position
A segment in which Colbert searches for a job other than being a political pundit, such as a spy or a Thunderbird. In each of these segments, he interviews someone in the profession he is considering and asks them why he should choose that job. At the end of the interview, Colbert becomes convinced and tries out his fallback position.

Stephen Colbert's Skate Expectations
Stephen Colbert's Skate Expectations: Kicking Ice and Taking Donations On the Slippery Slope Down the Icy Path to the Frozen Road Up to Vancouver '010 was a four-part series where Colbert would profile a sport in the 2010 Winter Olympics and try out for the corresponding US team. In each of the segments, skeleton, bobsledding, curling, and speed skating were all profiled. Luge was passed upon, due to it being considered the "gayest sport".[9] The final segment featured the race between Colbert and Olympic skater Shani Davis, which was issued after Davis called Colbert "a jerk" for slamming Canada for not allowing the US speedskating team to practice in their arena.[10]

Stephen Colbert's Sport Report
Stephen Colbert's Sport Report (both pronounced with silent "t"s) was originally created to cover the Saginaw Spirit, an Ontario Hockey League junior ice hockey team whose secondary mascot, Steagle Colbeagle, was named after Colbert. The Spirit was the driving force of the segment at its inception, with Colbert recapping games, trash-talking upcoming opponents and advising the team's coach, but it later became a segment for general sports-related topics, once taking up an entire show on its own during the writer's strike.

Stephen Hawking is Such an A-Hole
Presented as covering stories regarding astro physicist Stephen Hawking, by which Colbert portrays him in a light that suggests that he is a jerk.

Stephen's Sound Advice
Stephen's Sound Advice is an advice segment during which Colbert offers absurdist remedies for problems such as taxes, power blackouts and identity theft.

Tek Jansen
Main article: Tek Jansen
Fully titled: Stephen Colbert Presents: Stephen Colbert's Alpha Squad 7: The New Tek Jansen Adventures, the Tek Jansen shorts are animated adventures, purportedly of the main character of Colbert's (fictional) unpublished book, Stephen Colbert's Alpha Squad 7: Lady Nocturne: A Tek Jansen Adventure. The shorts could be said to be formulaic and over the top, with each one featuring Jansen taking part in heroic adventures, becoming amorous with every woman (human and otherwise) he meets, spouting one-liners, and falling into mortal danger in a cliffhanger ending. Invariably the real Colbert will react to the animated goings-on as if he, too, finds it as exciting as the narrator does.

Thought for Food
In this recurring segment, Colbert presents food issues of the day like obesity, Coney Islands Hot Dog Eating Contest or new fast food offerings, targeting overboarding creations. Some quotes:

Americans are always reaching for the stars...in our boxes of Lucky Charms.
The Coney Island Hot Dog eating contest is the most patriotic observance of the Fourth of July short of a hot dog shooting contest.
The Friendly's Grilled Cheese Burger Melt is "like your lunch, and two other people's lunches are having a three-way in your mouth.
What if you had a grilled cheese sandwich, where the bread was two other grilled cheese sandwiches? And then, what if those two grilled cheese sandwiches also had grilled cheese sandwiches for bread, and so on, in an endlessly recursive series of dual-state cheese sandwich bread cheese sandwiches, extending into infinity? Prepare yourself nation, for I have invented the Mobius Melt: You'll never want to stop eating it, and in theory, you never could.
ThreatDown
The ThreatDown is one of the show's longest running segments, listing the five biggest threats to Americans as identified by Stephen Colbert. Bears and robots (and, occasionally, robot bears) each frequently feature high on the list, either as their own entry or in connection with another entry. The threats posed are often a threat to no one but Colbert himself; for example, in January 2006, Colbert declared the Associated Press the number one threat to America for failing to credit him with the coining of the word "truthiness". Variations on this segment have included a GreatDown, in which Colbert listed the five greatest things in America; a Mini ThreatDown that featured a single "threat number .5", which Colbert had neglected to mention in the previous night's ThreatDown; a ShredDown, the title given to the guitar solo competition between Colbert and Chris Funk; a Threat StandDown, the antithesis of the ThreatDown, in which viewers are told to stop being afraid;[11] and a number of themed ThreatDowns, including an all animal, science and technology, and most frequent threats editions.

The Xbox Live Arcade game Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 Commander's Challenge has an achievement referencing the ThreatDown. You have to destroy all the bears in the level 'Number One Threat to America'[citation needed]

Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger
Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger (Also referred to as "T-Dubs" or "Tip/Wag") is a segment in which Colbert expresses approval or disapproval of people or news items. It is not uncommon for Colbert to praise someone with a "Tip of the Hat", only to immediately turn around and condemn them with a "Wag of the Finger", sometimes for the same reason. In one such instance, Colbert lavished approval on then-Prime Minister of Australia John Howard for his criticism of Barack Obama, expressing agreement with the remarks, before showering Howard with abuse for daring to speak ill of an American citizen. He also has tipped his hat to Roe v. Wade, the abortion case, because he wants to be able to "Roe" across a lake in a boat, not "Wade" across and ruin his jacket.

Un-American News
Un-American News is a segment in which Colbert reports on news from around the world.

Where in the World and when in Time is Stephen Colbert Going to be in the Persian Gulf?
Where in the World and when in Time is Stephen Colbert Going to be in the Persian Gulf? was a segment that was created in response to both the cancellation of Matt Lauer's Today Show segment Where in the World is Matt Lauer? and Colbert's announcement that he would take his show to the Persian Gulf for a week of shows. The segment profiles a random region in the Persian Gulf using the Press Your Luck board. On the May 6, 2009 airing, Colbert changed the title to Where in the When and Who in How is Stephen Someone Going to be in the Something Where? per Pentagon's request, as it was stated that the segment's theme song gave out too much information about the location of where the show would be taping. On June 8, 2009, The Colbert Report aired from the Al-Faw Palace (Also known as the Water Palace), at Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq. He interviewed Gen. Raymond T. Odierno. Senator John McCain and President Barack Obama made special appearances, as did Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush on day two.

See: Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando 2009 Visit to Baghdad, Iraq for further information.

Who's —ing Me Now?
Variants of this segment include Who's Honoring Me Now? and Who's Not Honoring Me Now?, where Colbert brings attention to a media outlet that is recognizing him for something, or failing to recognize him for something he feels he should be recognized for respectively, playing on the character's self-centered nature. Who's Attacking Me Now? parodies the tendency of conservative pundits to portray themselves as besieged by foes in order to rally supporters to their defence. Who's Riding My Coattails Now? is another variation.

The Wørd
The Wørd is a frequently recurring segment during which Colbert chooses a word or phrase as a theme for a rant on a topical subject or news item, while messages displayed in a sidebar either highlight or sarcastically undercut what he is saying. This segment is a parody of The O'Reilly Factor segment Talking Points Memo and can also be likened to Mark Hyman's The Point conservative commentaries for Sinclair Broadcasting Group's former News Central concept.[12] The Wørd was the longest running segment on the Colbert Report, having been a feature since the first episode on October 17, 2005. The first "The Wørd" was the originator of the now famous word/concept Truthiness.

As Colbert himself explains it:[13]

I'm speaking a completely self-sufficient, standalone essay, hopefully comedic... The bullet points [excerpt] parts of what I said, or [comment] on what I just said. And the bullet points end up being their own character. Sometimes they're reinforcing my argument, sometimes they're countermanding my argument. It's a textual addition of jokes or satire to the verbal essay I'm doing at the moment.

In the episode aired on April 17, 2008, former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards appeared on The Report and performed his own variation of The Wørd, called EdWørds. The April 22, 2010 episode, where Colbert attacked William Gheen for accusing Stephen's home state's senator Lindsey Graham of being a homosexual, featured a Bønus Wørd.

On the December 8, 2014 episode, President Barack Obama appeared on The Report and performed his own variation of The Wørd, called De¢ree.

On July 18, 2016, Colbert briefly revived his Colbert Report persona in an episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert covering the 2016 Republican National Convention, which included a The Wørd segment about "Trumpiness."[14] On the July 27, 2016 episode, after stating that another company—implied to be Viacom, had threatened CBS over his use of aspects from The Colbert Report on Late Show, Colbert introduced a character that is the twin cousin of the Colbert character and also named Stephen Colbert, and brought back the segment once more as the WERD.[15]

Wrist Watch
Following a July 2007 wrist injury, Colbert took up wrist injuries in general as a "pet cause" debuting Wrist Watch on July 31. The segment purports to expose "Hollywood's 'glamorization' of wrist violence." Generally the segment shows scenes from television and film featuring someone either hurting their arm or wrist in some way or having it removed. Colbert also wore and marketed "Wriststrong" gel bracelets, a parody of Lance Armstrong's Livestrong wristbands. The cast that he wore afterwards was removed on the show on August 23, 2007.

Yahweh or No Way
In this segment, Colbert determines whether various news events were influenced by divine intervention (Yahweh) or run contrary to what he thinks would be God's will (No Way). One example was the news story stating that Mormons may have baptized President Barack Obama's relatives.[16] Colbert labeled this "No Way", explaining that Mormons are teetotalers and Obama uses even the flimsiest excuse to have a beer. Another was the story of Dinosaur Adventureland, a Creationist dinosaur theme park whose owner claimed that he was not required to pay the $600,000 in payroll taxes he owed to the IRS[17] because he was employed by God. Colbert labeled this "Yahweh", and then said that God should not be imagined as He was by Hollywood films such as King of Kings, but more like Mr. Six of the Six Flags television commercials. He also claimed that the manna that fell in the desert was funnel cake. Rarely, Colbert used a "Middle Way' or 'Maybewey, because he was unsure if an event was in "Yahweh or "No Way" territory, or in one case where he refused to take sides, "I Don't Know Weh."
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Re: Donald J Trump 'I Want The Best Climate' Thread

Postby The_Noble_Cause » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:05 am

Monker wrote:You just don't know what you are talking about and are simply posting Google searches.


No, I'm providing additional facts to bolster my facts - since you clearly like to invent your own.
I realize the idea of introducing facts into an argument may seem strange - even scary - to you.

I watched the show from the very first episode. It's clear you weren't even aware what it was satirizing.

Monker wrote: Yes, the character he is playing was based on O'Reilly. Yes, "The Word" is his version of "Talking POints".


That's not what you said.
You said: "The Colbert Report was NOT a parody of the O'Reilly Factor. It is The Daily Show with a fake conservative host. That is all."
Make up your mind.

Monker wrote:There are around 40 recurring segments on the Colbert Report. Only TWO of them were spoofing Papa Bear. As I have tried to say, most of them could have been on the Daily Show. 95% of them have NOTHING TO DO WITH O'REILLY.


So what? Since when do parodies match their source material 100%?
Is Young Frankenstein not a Frankenstein parody because it also features a showtune?
Is Airplane not a disaster film satire because it includes a disco scene?
You are now attempting to argue against reality.

Monker wrote:And, that doesn't even get into the guest interviews, which are also NOTHING LIKE O'Reilly.


He did them in his O'Reilly persona and made them confrontational. Seemed very very O'Reilly-like to me.

Monker wrote:Here is a list of most of his segments from Wiki. Some of these are hillarous just to read...and remember seeing all of them:

Alpha Dog of the Week is a segment in which Colbert heaps praise on one specific news maker from the previous week for, as Colbert himself puts it, being "such an imposing presence that people automatically fall in place behind you, deferentially sniffing your butt."[1] The irony of the segment comes from the fact that the honoree has typically fallen from grace as a result of the supposed alpha behavior Colbert is celebrating.

Atone Phone
The Atone Phone was introduced in the 2007 season during the Jewish High Holidays. Stephen interprets the Ten Days of Repentance to mean that Jewish people should apologize specifically to him, and introduces a hotline (1-888-OOPS-JEW) that Jews can call to apologize for anything that they may have done to "wrong" Stephen. The phone occasionally rings during the show, with an old style bell ringer that rings to the tune of Hava Nagila. The segment is reintroduced every season during the High Holidays, and each subsequent season it is revealed that the number to call has to be shared with another hotline that shares the same number, first 1-888-MOPS-KEY and later 1-888-MOSS-LEW.,[2] 1-888-MOS-PLEX, 1-888-NORS-LEZ, 1-888-O-MRS-LEX, and 1-888-O-NPR-LDY.

Better Know a District
Main article: Better Know a District
Better Know a District is a recurring segment where Colbert interviews members of Congress from specific districts, hoping to fill all 434 spaces on his map. (The missing 435th district is California's 50th, which was declared dead to Stephen in 2005 following the Duke Cunningham scandal, because it had "let Duke down." [3] On Ash Wednesday in 2006, its status was changed to "never existed to me," making it the only item in that category.[4]) The segment features Colbert first giving a short history lesson on the district, then interviewing the representative and asking them "loaded" questions.

Spinoffs
Better Know a Challenger, a segment during the 2006 Congressional Elections where Colbert interviewed challengers because the incumbent declined to appear on his show.
Better Know a Protectorate, a 4-part series focusing on the protectorates of the United States.
Better Know a Founder, a 56-part series focusing on the signers of the United States Declaration of Independence.
Better Know a President, a 43-part series where Colbert interviews former Presidents by speaking to impersonators.
Meet an Ally, a series focusing on the nations in the Coalition of the Willing.
Betterer Know a District, features extended versions of previously shown interviews.
Better Know a Memory, a "recap" of sorts following the 2006 elections, showing "better known" representatives that had been returned to Congress.
Better Know a Presidential Candidate Who'll Talk to Me, an indefinite series featuring interviews with presidential candidates from the 2008 presidential election. To date, only Republicans Mike Huckabee (who asked Colbert to be his running mate) and Ron Paul have appeared for such interviews, although Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John Edwards have all made appearances on the Report.
Better Know a Governor, a series focusing on state governors (starting with Mark Sanford)
Better Know a Lobby, a 35,000-part (originally infinite-part) series, introduced on the February 6, 2008 episode, focusing on lobbyists that work on Capitol Hill.
Better Know a Beatle, a 4-part series focusing on the members of The Beatles.
Better Know a Cradle of Civilization, a 1-part series about the history of Iraq shown during Operation Iraqi Stephen.
Better Know a Made Up District, a [unintelligible] part series about made up districts; a reference to inaccurate submissions to the United States government's website that tracks the spending of stimulus money, by business people who made up congressional districts.
Better Know a Stephen, a segment introduced December 16, 2009 in which Colbert interviews other prominent men named Stephen (specifically spelled with a "ph").
Better Know an Enemy, a series focusing on the terrorist enemies.
Better Know a Riding, a 1-part segment focusing on the Canadian Electoral District held by Member of Parliament Ujjal Dosanjh which took place on February 22, 2010 during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The riding profiled was Vancouver South, where the Olympics took place.
Better Know a Kissinger, A one part series on Henry Kissinger prior to Colbert's interview of Henry Kissinger.
Better Know a Salinger/Hemingway, One-part series on whoever he profiles in the Colbert book club.
Better Know a America, A one part series in which Stephen Colbert interviews President Obama.

The Blitzkrieg on Grinchitude
A segment that is featured around Christmas season. He (Colbert) covers stories that involve people suggested to be attacking Christmas getting foiled in various ways.

The Boards
Originating from phrases used by Colbert as a warning or condemnation, the On Notice and Dead to Me boards are giant blue boards listing people and things that have angered Colbert. When the On Notice board is full, Colbert is forced to either remove an item or transfer it to the Dead to Me board, which is reserved for his most hated nemeses. One-off variations have included a Called Out white board on August 14, 2006, a red Fantasies board on January 31, 2007, a Do Not Say board on April 25, 2007 and a pocket-sized "On Notice" board on October 2, 2007.

Cheating Death with Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, D.F.A.
Cheating Death is a medical and health-related segment. During Cheating Death, Colbert refers to himself as Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, D.F.A., a reference to the Honorary Fine Arts Doctorate that was awarded to him by Knox College.

The introduction graphic to this segment is a reference to the chess game with Death in Ingmar Bergman's film The Seventh Seal, with Colbert wearing scrubs as he uses trickery to literally cheat Death and win (another variant has him conning Death out of its money at three card monte). Colbert usually then prefaces each segment by noting that he is not a medical doctor, but a Doctor of Fine Arts, followed by a joke about what he is allowed to do (example: delivering babies through Georgia O'Keeffe paintings). The segment usually features accounts of actual medical and health news, including recent breakthroughs and announcements of the type found on other medical and health segments which then segue into plugs for the (fictional) sponsor, Prescott Pharmaceuticals, and their highly dubious "Vaxa" product line. (Prescott Pharmaceuticals is apparently part of a large, rather shady company known as the Prescott Group, whom Colbert frequently promotes. Their other divisions include Prescott Oil and Prescott Finance.) This health advice is generally dangerous or unhelpful, and said products also cause bizarre side effects such as "Skeletal Xylophoning",[5] or "REO Speedlung".[6] The segment always ends with Colbert saying, "I'll see you in health!," a play on the phrase, "I'll see you in hell!"

On the April 25, 2011 episode, Colbert renamed his product line "Vacsa", after he received a cease-and-desist letter from a company whose line of homeopathic products is actually called Växa. He insisted that any similarities between the two names was purely "axidental".

The segment was used as the culmination of the program's series finale; Death (who is referred to as Grimmy), who was intended to be the show's final guest, does not fall for Colbert's tricks and strangles him upon watching him actually cheat. This results in a struggle that ends with Colbert accidentally killing Death with his pistol Sweetness and becoming an immortal.[7]

Colbert Platinum (CP)
Colbert Platinum is The Colbert Report's version of High Net Worth (HNW) on CNBC. It profiles expensive and high-profile items, like personal submarines and $750,000 pens, which only the "super rich" could afford. In the introduction, Colbert reminds viewers that the segment is for billionaires "only," instructing "poor" millionaire viewers to change the channel. On October 20, 2008, Colbert Platinum was spun off as Colbert Aluminum, due to the economic crisis of 2008. Its focus was the formerly wealthy, Colbert telling viewers not to watch "if you haven't had a yacht repossessed in the last six months." As of August 20, 2009, Colbert announced that the recession was over and that Colbert Platinum had been reinstated.

Cold War Update
Cold War Update is a segment where Colbert dismisses "rumors" that the Cold War ended with the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. The segment covers news from former Soviet Bloc countries, such as Cuba, North Korea, Russia, China, and Yugoslavia.[8]

The Craziest F#?king Thing I've Ever Heard
The Craziest F#?king Thing I've Ever Heard is a segment in which Colbert highlights a "bizarre" recent news item. It likens to The O'Reilly Factor's "The Most Ridiculous Item of the Day." Variants include "The Most Poetic F#?king Thing I've Ever Heard."

The DaColbert Code
A parody of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, "The DaColbert Code" is an occasional segment in which Colbert uses his mysterious code (actually an elaborate word association game) to uncover past and future events. This typically leads Colbert to form absurd conclusions, such as that Mike Myers was responsible for the Hurricane Katrina debacle — although in 2006 and 2009 he used the DaColbert Code to accurately predict the five top Oscar winners and shortly before the 2008 elections, the code repeatedly said that Barack Obama would be the next US president. The segment uses Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa as its opening graphic, with Colbert's face edited in. On every occasion, he illustrates how it works by giving a test of it by predicting who killed John F. Kennedy, which at each time had led to a different suspect, including Jacqueline, Johnson, Nixon, and Kennedy himself.

Democralypse Now!
Democralypse Now! was introduced during the 2008 presidential primaries and covered how the Democratic party was "destroying itself" through Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama's competing bids for the presidential nomination. The title is a portmanteau, combining the title of left-leaning progressive syndicated news program Democracy Now! with that of the film Apocalypse Now. (The opening sequence alludes to the film with the song "Ride of the Valkyries" and a cutout of John McCain's head quoting the film's famous line "The horror ... the horror!")

Difference Makers
Difference Makers pays tribute to ordinary Americans whom Colbert deems to be making a difference, usually in promoting a passionate cause of dubious value, such as a woman who believes that teaching pole dancing is a feminist cause. The Difference Maker being profiled is described in heroic superlatives, and the segments feature patriotic background music, but the interviews shown invariably contradict the narrator's praising statements. This is one of the few segments in which Colbert does not feature at all, except as the narrator. The name bears a similarity to that of the NBC Nightly News human interest segment "Making A Difference".

The Enemy Within
The Enemy Within is part of a series of segments labeled as Colbert Report Special Reports. The intro features a seemingly ordinary family taking a picture, only for aliens to pop out at the end. In the segment, Stephen uses a faux narration style to label a seemingly benign thing that has bended a law (like toddlers and unicycles) as an enemy.

Formidable Opponent
For the Formidable Opponent, Colbert debates a topic against the only person he deems truly worthy of his opposition: himself. The segment gives the appearance that there are two Stephen Colberts, each facing the other, wearing different colored ties (usually a blue tie for the liberal Colbert and red for the conservative) and standing against different backdrops, an illusion attained through use of a green screen and chroma-key technology to change the color of Colbert's tie. One of the Colberts will generally take a more liberal position, while the other will take a more characteristic ultra-conservative view. The conservative Colbert will almost always win, generally posing an extremely unlikely hypothetical situation (either concerning special circumstances or hypothetical fallout), and using that for his justifications.

To date, the only time the 'liberal' Colbert has won was on the episode airing on November 4, 2009. In this episode, the 'liberal' Colbert called on Al Gore (who was there in person) to help him argue. The ultra-conservative Colbert then called his own version of Al Gore (also played by the real Al Gore). However, unlike the two debating Stephens, "both" Al Gores were of the same opinion, and convinced the conservative Colbert that they were right.

The final installment of Formidable Opponent aired on December 15, 2014. During a debate on the United States' use of torture — the same topic the two had debated during the show's first month — the liberal Colbert convinced his conservative counterpart to admit to being an imaginary character. As the segment ended, the conservative Colbert faded from existence, leaving only the liberal Colbert.

Four Horsemen of the A-Pop-calypse
In the Four Horsemen of the A-Pop-calypse segment Colbert criticizes the media (radio, film, television, and books) for hastening the end of civilization. The name of the segment is a reference to the biblical characters of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Freedom Trivia
These short messages frequently appeared on screen immediately before or after commercial breaks during the show's first season. The titles were typically portmanteaux, ranging from Fracts (Freedom Facts), to Friddles (Freedom Riddles), Franagrams (Freedom Anagrams) and Frnaps (Freedom Snaps). Drinking games and Freedom Trivia were also offered. The messages displayed were typically reflective of Colbert's exaggerated patriotism and inflated ego, for instance, "Did you know… In 1983, Stephen legally changed his middle name to 'Gettysburg Address'." They were discontinued soon after the commencement of the show's second season; the last Freedom Trivia message appeared in the January 26, 2006 episode of the Report.

Indecision 2010: Revenge of the Fallen
Coverage of the 2010 midterm elections. Republicans were poised to re-take the House of Representatives and possibly the Senate. The segment subtitle is from the movie Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. In this case, the "fallen" are the Republicans. Senator Mitch McConnell is shown as transforming from a turtle, and Minority Leader John Boehner is shown as transforming from an orange traffic cone.

Monkey on the Lam

The opening graphic of Monkey on the Lam
Wikinews has related news: Police capture escaped monkey in Wisconsin, USA
Monkey on the Lam first appeared in August 2007 after a monkey escaped and went "on the lam" in Wisconsin. It has recurred occasionally, featuring stories of escaped monkeys, but mostly revolving around Colbert's disappointment upon the discovery that whatever story is being profiled has been resolved and will not need follow up, giving him no excuse to use the graphic featuring a monkey riding a lamb and firing a gun. A "Lobster Edition" of the segment was also featured, using the same graphic.

Movies That Are Destroying America
Movies That Are Destroying America is a film review segment in which Colbert provides his opinions on recently released movies—often, he admits, without actually having seen anything more than the trailers (which he claims "give you the best part of the movie anyway"). This often leads to a humorous and mistaken impression of the movies being reviewed as Colbert viciously attacks films that most would consider to be benign (such as Over the Hedge and Pride and Prejudice), then praises a movie that conservatives have found objectionable (such as Brokeback Mountain). The segment has featured an "Awards Edition," a "Christmas Edition," and a "Summer Blockbuster Edition."

Nailed 'Em
Nailed 'Em is a segment where Colbert covers a dubious triumph of "Order & Law". The segment involves someone breaking a minor or absurd law, and being brought to justice - for example, a man who was charged for allowing his spouse to eat from his plate at an all-you-can-eat restaurant. The segment is narrated by Colbert, who uses various dramatic rhetoric and strange metaphors to portray the law-breaker as a horrid criminal. In certain cases, Colbert follows up a story on this segment by "punishing" the "criminal" in a way that sarcastically underscores the absurdity of the crime for which they were "nailed." An example of this is when a young boy who loved to read had his library card revoked because his family lived in a different borough than their library of choice, and as such did not pay taxes that supported that library. He was featured on this segment, and Colbert responded by "forcing" the boy to read even more books, which he enacted by sending him a box full of books previously featured on his show, as well as a collector's box-set of the entire Harry Potter series, signed by Colbert himself.

People Destroying America
In a similar style to that of Nailed 'Em and Difference Makers, People Destroying America features interviews surrounding a person who has committed some sort of trivial action or offense that Colbert deems to be "destroying America." The narration, usually read by Colbert, tends to describe the subject and their supposed offense in ominous superlatives which are invariably contradicted by the benign responses of the interviewees.

Sam Waterston Says Things You Should Never Believe in a Trustworthy Manner
Sam Waterston Says Things You Should Never Believe in a Trustworthy Manner is a brief segment featuring Law & Order star Sam Waterston, who, as the title suggests, says things you should never believe in a trustworthy manner—things such as, "I'm from the future. Come with me if you want to live." It was introduced in January 2008 to illustrate the perils of relying on the "folksy" charms of then-presidential candidate and Law & Order costar Fred Thompson, who, to the distress of Colbert, was frequently hailed as a "Reagan figure" by the press. The segment ran three times (although Colbert claimed that he has proven the case "dozens of times"), and was discontinued after Thompson withdrew from his campaign for the presidency.

Smokin' Pole: The Fight for Arctic Riches
Wikinews has related news: Russia claims North Pole by planting flag on seabed
Smokin' Pole: The Fight for Arctic Riches is a segment in which Colbert recaps news surrounding the world's nations laying claim to the resources of the Arctic Circle. This segment was originally titled "Arc! Who goes there?"

Stephen Colbert's Balls for Kidz
Stephen Colbert's Balls for Kidz is an "educational" children's segment providing lessons on what Colbert deems to be important issues. It features a panel of four children interviewing adult "experts" whose typically absurd answers elicit bemused or horrified reactions from the young panel. The segment is filmed in two separate parts - field interviews with, or re-cut news footage of the "experts"; and the children's questions and reactions - which are then edited together to create the final piece.

Stephen Colbert's Bears & Balls
A financial advice segment in the style of Mad Money, Bears and Balls features an over-sized red button that, when pressed, bleats out simplistic answers (frequently "Bees!") to finance-related questions, although Colbert will sometimes have to press it several times (each time emitting irrelevant and often comedic answers) before eliciting a response relevant to the question. The button occasionally gives an answer before Colbert even presses it.

Stephen Colbert's Fallback Position
A segment in which Colbert searches for a job other than being a political pundit, such as a spy or a Thunderbird. In each of these segments, he interviews someone in the profession he is considering and asks them why he should choose that job. At the end of the interview, Colbert becomes convinced and tries out his fallback position.

Stephen Colbert's Skate Expectations
Stephen Colbert's Skate Expectations: Kicking Ice and Taking Donations On the Slippery Slope Down the Icy Path to the Frozen Road Up to Vancouver '010 was a four-part series where Colbert would profile a sport in the 2010 Winter Olympics and try out for the corresponding US team. In each of the segments, skeleton, bobsledding, curling, and speed skating were all profiled. Luge was passed upon, due to it being considered the "gayest sport".[9] The final segment featured the race between Colbert and Olympic skater Shani Davis, which was issued after Davis called Colbert "a jerk" for slamming Canada for not allowing the US speedskating team to practice in their arena.[10]

Stephen Colbert's Sport Report
Stephen Colbert's Sport Report (both pronounced with silent "t"s) was originally created to cover the Saginaw Spirit, an Ontario Hockey League junior ice hockey team whose secondary mascot, Steagle Colbeagle, was named after Colbert. The Spirit was the driving force of the segment at its inception, with Colbert recapping games, trash-talking upcoming opponents and advising the team's coach, but it later became a segment for general sports-related topics, once taking up an entire show on its own during the writer's strike.

Stephen Hawking is Such an A-Hole
Presented as covering stories regarding astro physicist Stephen Hawking, by which Colbert portrays him in a light that suggests that he is a jerk.

Stephen's Sound Advice
Stephen's Sound Advice is an advice segment during which Colbert offers absurdist remedies for problems such as taxes, power blackouts and identity theft.

Tek Jansen
Main article: Tek Jansen
Fully titled: Stephen Colbert Presents: Stephen Colbert's Alpha Squad 7: The New Tek Jansen Adventures, the Tek Jansen shorts are animated adventures, purportedly of the main character of Colbert's (fictional) unpublished book, Stephen Colbert's Alpha Squad 7: Lady Nocturne: A Tek Jansen Adventure. The shorts could be said to be formulaic and over the top, with each one featuring Jansen taking part in heroic adventures, becoming amorous with every woman (human and otherwise) he meets, spouting one-liners, and falling into mortal danger in a cliffhanger ending. Invariably the real Colbert will react to the animated goings-on as if he, too, finds it as exciting as the narrator does.

Thought for Food
In this recurring segment, Colbert presents food issues of the day like obesity, Coney Islands Hot Dog Eating Contest or new fast food offerings, targeting overboarding creations. Some quotes:

Americans are always reaching for the stars...in our boxes of Lucky Charms.
The Coney Island Hot Dog eating contest is the most patriotic observance of the Fourth of July short of a hot dog shooting contest.
The Friendly's Grilled Cheese Burger Melt is "like your lunch, and two other people's lunches are having a three-way in your mouth.
What if you had a grilled cheese sandwich, where the bread was two other grilled cheese sandwiches? And then, what if those two grilled cheese sandwiches also had grilled cheese sandwiches for bread, and so on, in an endlessly recursive series of dual-state cheese sandwich bread cheese sandwiches, extending into infinity? Prepare yourself nation, for I have invented the Mobius Melt: You'll never want to stop eating it, and in theory, you never could.
ThreatDown
The ThreatDown is one of the show's longest running segments, listing the five biggest threats to Americans as identified by Stephen Colbert. Bears and robots (and, occasionally, robot bears) each frequently feature high on the list, either as their own entry or in connection with another entry. The threats posed are often a threat to no one but Colbert himself; for example, in January 2006, Colbert declared the Associated Press the number one threat to America for failing to credit him with the coining of the word "truthiness". Variations on this segment have included a GreatDown, in which Colbert listed the five greatest things in America; a Mini ThreatDown that featured a single "threat number .5", which Colbert had neglected to mention in the previous night's ThreatDown; a ShredDown, the title given to the guitar solo competition between Colbert and Chris Funk; a Threat StandDown, the antithesis of the ThreatDown, in which viewers are told to stop being afraid;[11] and a number of themed ThreatDowns, including an all animal, science and technology, and most frequent threats editions.

The Xbox Live Arcade game Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 Commander's Challenge has an achievement referencing the ThreatDown. You have to destroy all the bears in the level 'Number One Threat to America'[citation needed]

Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger
Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger (Also referred to as "T-Dubs" or "Tip/Wag") is a segment in which Colbert expresses approval or disapproval of people or news items. It is not uncommon for Colbert to praise someone with a "Tip of the Hat", only to immediately turn around and condemn them with a "Wag of the Finger", sometimes for the same reason. In one such instance, Colbert lavished approval on then-Prime Minister of Australia John Howard for his criticism of Barack Obama, expressing agreement with the remarks, before showering Howard with abuse for daring to speak ill of an American citizen. He also has tipped his hat to Roe v. Wade, the abortion case, because he wants to be able to "Roe" across a lake in a boat, not "Wade" across and ruin his jacket.

Un-American News
Un-American News is a segment in which Colbert reports on news from around the world.

Where in the World and when in Time is Stephen Colbert Going to be in the Persian Gulf?
Where in the World and when in Time is Stephen Colbert Going to be in the Persian Gulf? was a segment that was created in response to both the cancellation of Matt Lauer's Today Show segment Where in the World is Matt Lauer? and Colbert's announcement that he would take his show to the Persian Gulf for a week of shows. The segment profiles a random region in the Persian Gulf using the Press Your Luck board. On the May 6, 2009 airing, Colbert changed the title to Where in the When and Who in How is Stephen Someone Going to be in the Something Where? per Pentagon's request, as it was stated that the segment's theme song gave out too much information about the location of where the show would be taping. On June 8, 2009, The Colbert Report aired from the Al-Faw Palace (Also known as the Water Palace), at Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq. He interviewed Gen. Raymond T. Odierno. Senator John McCain and President Barack Obama made special appearances, as did Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush on day two.

See: Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando 2009 Visit to Baghdad, Iraq for further information.

Who's —ing Me Now?
Variants of this segment include Who's Honoring Me Now? and Who's Not Honoring Me Now?, where Colbert brings attention to a media outlet that is recognizing him for something, or failing to recognize him for something he feels he should be recognized for respectively, playing on the character's self-centered nature. Who's Attacking Me Now? parodies the tendency of conservative pundits to portray themselves as besieged by foes in order to rally supporters to their defence. Who's Riding My Coattails Now? is another variation.

The Wørd
The Wørd is a frequently recurring segment during which Colbert chooses a word or phrase as a theme for a rant on a topical subject or news item, while messages displayed in a sidebar either highlight or sarcastically undercut what he is saying. This segment is a parody of The O'Reilly Factor segment Talking Points Memo and can also be likened to Mark Hyman's The Point conservative commentaries for Sinclair Broadcasting Group's former News Central concept.[12] The Wørd was the longest running segment on the Colbert Report, having been a feature since the first episode on October 17, 2005. The first "The Wørd" was the originator of the now famous word/concept Truthiness.

As Colbert himself explains it:[13]

I'm speaking a completely self-sufficient, standalone essay, hopefully comedic... The bullet points [excerpt] parts of what I said, or [comment] on what I just said. And the bullet points end up being their own character. Sometimes they're reinforcing my argument, sometimes they're countermanding my argument. It's a textual addition of jokes or satire to the verbal essay I'm doing at the moment.

In the episode aired on April 17, 2008, former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards appeared on The Report and performed his own variation of The Wørd, called EdWørds. The April 22, 2010 episode, where Colbert attacked William Gheen for accusing Stephen's home state's senator Lindsey Graham of being a homosexual, featured a Bønus Wørd.

On the December 8, 2014 episode, President Barack Obama appeared on The Report and performed his own variation of The Wørd, called De¢ree.

On July 18, 2016, Colbert briefly revived his Colbert Report persona in an episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert covering the 2016 Republican National Convention, which included a The Wørd segment about "Trumpiness."[14] On the July 27, 2016 episode, after stating that another company—implied to be Viacom, had threatened CBS over his use of aspects from The Colbert Report on Late Show, Colbert introduced a character that is the twin cousin of the Colbert character and also named Stephen Colbert, and brought back the segment once more as the WERD.[15]

Wrist Watch
Following a July 2007 wrist injury, Colbert took up wrist injuries in general as a "pet cause" debuting Wrist Watch on July 31. The segment purports to expose "Hollywood's 'glamorization' of wrist violence." Generally the segment shows scenes from television and film featuring someone either hurting their arm or wrist in some way or having it removed. Colbert also wore and marketed "Wriststrong" gel bracelets, a parody of Lance Armstrong's Livestrong wristbands. The cast that he wore afterwards was removed on the show on August 23, 2007.

Yahweh or No Way
In this segment, Colbert determines whether various news events were influenced by divine intervention (Yahweh) or run contrary to what he thinks would be God's will (No Way). One example was the news story stating that Mormons may have baptized President Barack Obama's relatives.[16] Colbert labeled this "No Way", explaining that Mormons are teetotalers and Obama uses even the flimsiest excuse to have a beer. Another was the story of Dinosaur Adventureland, a Creationist dinosaur theme park whose owner claimed that he was not required to pay the $600,000 in payroll taxes he owed to the IRS[17] because he was employed by God. Colbert labeled this "Yahweh", and then said that God should not be imagined as He was by Hollywood films such as King of Kings, but more like Mr. Six of the Six Flags television commercials. He also claimed that the manna that fell in the desert was funnel cake. Rarely, Colbert used a "Middle Way' or 'Maybewey, because he was unsure if an event was in "Yahweh or "No Way" territory, or in one case where he refused to take sides, "I Don't Know Weh."


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Re: Donald J Trump 'Covfefe & Hamberders' Thread

Postby JBlake » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:02 am

Reading today that Trump pulled the military aircraft for Pelosi's 7 day trip. Trump shut that hag down! And she thought she was going to be out of town as to confirm that she wouldn't be here to work a deal so the federal employees wouldn't go another pay period without pay. Hahaha

That old hag can go eat shit and bark at the moon now. MAGA!!!

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Dedicated to Monker - King of the verbose.

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Chapter I
"Well, Prince, so Genoa and Lucca are now just family estates of the Buonapartes. But I warn you, if you don't tell me that this means war, if you still try to defend the infamies and horrors perpetrated by that Antichrist- I really believe he is Antichrist- I will have nothing more to do with you and you are no longer my friend, no longer my 'faithful slave,' as you call yourself! But how do you do? I see I have frightened you- sit down and tell me all the news."

It was in July, 1805, and the speaker was the well-known Anna Pavlovna Scherer, maid of honor and favorite of the Empress Marya Fedorovna. With these words she greeted Prince Vasili Kuragin, a man of high rank and importance, who was the first to arrive at her reception. Anna Pavlovna had had a cough for some days. She was, as she said, suffering from la grippe; grippe being then a new word in St. Petersburg, used only by the elite.

All her invitations without exception, written in French, and delivered by a scarlet-liveried footman that morning, ran as follows:

"If you have nothing better to do, Count [or Prince], and if the prospect of spending an evening with a poor invalid is not too terrible, I shall be very charmed to see you tonight between 7 and 10- Annette Scherer."

"Heavens! what a virulent attack!" replied the prince, not in the least disconcerted by this reception. He had just entered, wearing an embroidered court uniform, knee breeches, and shoes, and had stars on his breast and a serene expression on his flat face. He spoke in that refined French in which our grandfathers not only spoke but thought, and with the gentle, patronizing intonation natural to a man of importance who had grown old in society and at court. He went up to Anna Pavlovna, kissed her hand, presenting to her his bald, scented, and shining head, and complacently seated himself on the sofa.

"First of all, dear friend, tell me how you are. Set your friend's mind at rest," said he without altering his tone, beneath the politeness and affected sympathy of which indifference and even irony could be discerned.

"Can one be well while suffering morally? Can one be calm in times like these if one has any feeling?" said Anna Pavlovna. "You are staying the whole evening, I hope?"

"And the fete at the English ambassador's? Today is Wednesday. I must put in an appearance there," said the prince. "My daughter is coming for me to take me there."

"I thought today's fete had been canceled. I confess all these festivities and fireworks are becoming wearisome."

"If they had known that you wished it, the entertainment would have been put off," said the prince, who, like a wound-up clock, by force of habit said things he did not even wish to be believed.

"Don't tease! Well, and what has been decided about Novosiltsev's dispatch? You know everything."

"What can one say about it?" replied the prince in a cold, listless tone. "What has been decided? They have decided that Buonaparte has burnt his boats, and I believe that we are ready to burn ours."

Prince Vasili always spoke languidly, like an actor repeating a stale part. Anna Pavlovna Scherer on the contrary, despite her forty years, overflowed with animation and impulsiveness. To be an enthusiast had become her social vocation and, sometimes even when she did not feel like it, she became enthusiastic in order not to disappoint the expectations of those who knew her. The subdued smile which, though it did not suit her faded features, always played round her lips expressed, as in a spoiled child, a continual consciousness of her charming defect, which she neither wished, nor could, nor considered it necessary, to correct.

In the midst of a conversation on political matters Anna Pavlovna burst out:

"Oh, don't speak to me of Austria. Perhaps I don't understand things, but Austria never has wished, and does not wish, for war. She is betraying us! Russia alone must save Europe. Our gracious sovereign recognizes his high vocation and will be true to it. That is the one thing I have faith in! Our good and wonderful sovereign has to perform the noblest role on earth, and he is so virtuous and noble that God will not forsake him. He will fulfill his vocation and crush the hydra of revolution, which has become more terrible than ever in the person of this murderer and villain! We alone must avenge the blood of the just one.... Whom, I ask you, can we rely on?... England with her commercial spirit will not and cannot understand the Emperor Alexander's loftiness of soul. She has refused to evacuate Malta. She wanted to find, and still seeks, some secret motive in our actions. What answer did Novosiltsev get? None. The English have not understood and cannot understand the self-abnegation of our Emperor who wants nothing for himself, but only desires the good of mankind. And what have they promised? Nothing! And what little they have promised they will not perform! Prussia has always declared that Buonaparte is invincible, and that all Europe is powerless before him.... And I don't believe a word that Hardenburg says, or Haugwitz either. This famous Prussian neutrality is just a trap. I have faith only in God and the lofty destiny of our adored monarch. He will save Europe!"

She suddenly paused, smiling at her own impetuosity.

"I think," said the prince with a smile, "that if you had been sent instead of our dear Wintzingerode you would have captured the King of Prussia's consent by assault. You are so eloquent. Will you give me a cup of tea?"

"In a moment. A propos," she added, becoming calm again, "I am expecting two very interesting men tonight, le Vicomte de Mortemart, who is connected with the Montmorencys through the Rohans, one of the best French families. He is one of the genuine emigres, the good ones. And also the Abbe Morio. Do you know that profound thinker? He has been received by the Emperor. Had you heard?"

"I shall be delighted to meet them," said the prince. "But tell me," he added with studied carelessness as if it had only just occurred to him, though the question he was about to ask was the chief motive of his visit, "is it true that the Dowager Empress wants Baron Funke to be appointed first secretary at Vienna? The baron by all accounts is a poor creature."

Prince Vasili wished to obtain this post for his son, but others were trying through the Dowager Empress Marya Fedorovna to secure it for the baron.

Anna Pavlovna almost closed her eyes to indicate that neither she nor anyone else had a right to criticize what the Empress desired or was pleased with.

"Baron Funke has been recommended to the Dowager Empress by her sister," was all she said, in a dry and mournful tone.

As she named the Empress, Anna Pavlovna's face suddenly assumed an expression of profound and sincere devotion and respect mingled with sadness, and this occurred every time she mentioned her illustrious patroness. She added that Her Majesty had deigned to show Baron Funke beaucoup d'estime, and again her face clouded over with sadness.

The prince was silent and looked indifferent. But, with the womanly and courtierlike quickness and tact habitual to her, Anna Pavlovna wished both to rebuke him (for daring to speak he had done of a man recommended to the Empress) and at the same time to console him, so she said:

"Now about your family. Do you know that since your daughter came out everyone has been enraptured by her? They say she is amazingly beautiful."

The prince bowed to signify his respect and gratitude.

"I often think," she continued after a short pause, drawing nearer to the prince and smiling amiably at him as if to show that political and social topics were ended and the time had come for intimate conversation- "I often think how unfairly sometimes the joys of life are distributed. Why has fate given you two such splendid children? I don't speak of Anatole, your youngest. I don't like him," she added in a tone admitting of no rejoinder and raising her eyebrows. "Two such charming children. And really you appreciate them less than anyone, and so you don't deserve to have them."

And she smiled her ecstatic smile.

"I can't help it," said the prince. "Lavater would have said I lack the bump of paternity."

"Don't joke; I mean to have a serious talk with you. Do you know I am dissatisfied with your younger son? Between ourselves" (and her face assumed its melancholy expression), "he was mentioned at Her Majesty's and you were pitied...."

The prince answered nothing, but she looked at him significantly, awaiting a reply. He frowned.

"What would you have me do?" he said at last. "You know I did all a father could for their education, and they have both turned out fools. Hippolyte is at least a quiet fool, but Anatole is an active one. That is the only difference between them." He said this smiling in a way more natural and animated than usual, so that the wrinkles round his mouth very clearly revealed something unexpectedly coarse and unpleasant.

"And why are children born to such men as you? If you were not a father there would be nothing I could reproach you with," said Anna Pavlovna, looking up pensively.

"I am your faithful slave and to you alone I can confess that my children are the bane of my life. It is the cross I have to bear. That is how I explain it to myself. It can't be helped!"

He said no more, but expressed his resignation to cruel fate by a gesture. Anna Pavlovna meditated.

"Have you never thought of marrying your prodigal son Anatole?" she asked. "They say old maids have a mania for matchmaking, and though I don't feel that weakness in myself as yet,I know a little person who is very unhappy with her father. She is a relation of yours, Princess Mary Bolkonskaya."

Prince Vasili did not reply, though, with the quickness of memory and perception befitting a man of the world, he indicated by a movement of the head that he was considering this information.

"Do you know," he said at last, evidently unable to check the sad current of his thoughts, "that Anatole is costing me forty thousand rubles a year? And," he went on after a pause, "what will it be in five years, if he goes on like this?" Presently he added: "That's what we fathers have to put up with.... Is this princess of yours rich?"

"Her father is very rich and stingy. He lives in the country. He is the well-known Prince Bolkonski who had to retire from the army under the late Emperor, and was nicknamed 'the King of Prussia.' He is very clever but eccentric, and a bore. The poor girl is very unhappy. She has a brother; I think you know him, he married Lise Meinen lately. He is an aide-de-camp of Kutuzov's and will be here tonight."

"Listen, dear Annette," said the prince, suddenly taking Anna Pavlovna's hand and for some reason drawing it downwards. "Arrange that affair for me and I shall always be your most devoted slave- slafe wigh an f, as a village elder of mine writes in his reports. She is rich and of good family and that's all I want."

And with the familiarity and easy grace peculiar to him, he raised the maid of honor's hand to his lips, kissed it, and swung it to and fro as he lay back in his armchair, looking in another direction.

"Attendez," said Anna Pavlovna, reflecting, "I'll speak to Lise, young Bolkonski's wife, this very evening, and perhaps the thing can be arranged. It shall be on your family's behalf that I'll start my apprenticeship as old maid."

Chapter II
Anna Pavlovna's drawing room was gradually filling. The highest Petersburg society was assembled there: people differing widely in age and character but alike in the social circle to which they belonged. Prince Vasili's daughter, the beautiful Helene, came to take her father to the ambassador's entertainment; she wore a ball dress and her badge as maid of honor. The youthful little Princess Bolkonskaya, known as la femme la plus seduisante de Petersbourg,* was also there. She had been married during the previous winter, and being pregnant did not go to any large gatherings, but only to small receptions. Prince Vasili's son, Hippolyte, had come with Mortemart, whom he introduced. The Abbe Morio and many others had also come.

*The most fascinating woman in Petersburg.

To each new arrival Anna Pavlovna said, "You have not yet seen my aunt," or "You do not know my aunt?" and very gravely conducted him or her to a little old lady, wearing large bows of ribbon in her cap, who had come sailing in from another room as soon as the guests began to arrive; and slowly turning her eyes from the visitor to her aunt, Anna Pavlovna mentioned each one's name and then left them.

Each visitor performed the ceremony of greeting this old aunt whom not one of them knew, not one of them wanted to know, and not one of them cared about; Anna Pavlovna observed these greetings with mournful and solemn interest and silent approval. The aunt spoke to each of them in the same words, about their health and her own, and the health of Her Majesty, "who, thank God, was better today." And each visitor, though politeness prevented his showing impatience, left the old woman with a sense of relief at having performed a vexatious duty and did not return to her the whole evening.

The young Princess Bolkonskaya had brought some work in a gold-embroidered velvet bag. Her pretty little upper lip, on which a delicate dark down was just perceptible, was too short for her teeth, but it lifted all the more sweetly, and was especially charming when she occasionally drew it down to meet the lower lip. As is always the case with a thoroughly attractive woman, her defect- the shortness of her upper lip and her half-open mouth- seemed to be her own special and peculiar form of beauty. Everyone brightened at the sight of this pretty young woman, so soon to become a mother, so full of life and health, and carrying her burden so lightly. Old men and dull dispirited young ones who looked at her, after being in her company and talking to her a little while, felt as if they too were becoming, like her, full of life and health. All who talked to her, and at each word saw her bright smile and the constant gleam of her white teeth, thought that they were in a specially amiable mood that day.

The little princess went round the table with quick, short, swaying steps, her workbag on her arm, and gaily spreading out her dress sat down on a sofa near the silver samovar, as if all she was doing was a pleasure to herself and to all around her. "I have brought my work," said she in French, displaying her bag and addressing all present. "Mind, Annette, I hope you have not played a wicked trick on me," she added, turning to her hostess. "You wrote that it was to be quite a small reception, and just see how badly I am dressed." And she spread out her arms to show her short-waisted, lace-trimmed, dainty gray dress, girdled with a broad ribbon just below the breast.

"Soyez tranquille, Lise, you will always be prettier than anyone else," replied Anna Pavlovna.

"You know," said the princess in the same tone of voice and still in French, turning to a general, "my husband is deserting me? He is going to get himself killed. Tell me what this wretched war is for?" she added, addressing Prince Vasili, and without waiting for an answer she turned to speak to his daughter, the beautiful Helene.

"What a delightful woman this little princess is!" said Prince Vasili to Anna Pavlovna.

One of the next arrivals was a stout, heavily built young man with close-cropped hair, spectacles, the light-colored breeches fashionable at that time, a very high ruffle, and a brown dress coat. This stout young man was an illegitimate son of Count Bezukhov, a well-known grandee of Catherine's time who now lay dying in Moscow. The young man had not yet entered either the military or civil service, as he had only just returned from abroad where he had been educated, and this was his first appearance in society. Anna Pavlovna greeted him with the nod she accorded to the lowest hierarchy in her drawing room. But in spite of this lowest-grade greeting, a look of anxiety and fear, as at the sight of something too large and unsuited to the place, came over her face when she saw Pierre enter. Though he was certainly rather bigger than the other men in the room, her anxiety could only have reference to the clever though shy, but observant and natural, expression which distinguished him from everyone else in that drawing room.

"It is very good of you, Monsieur Pierre, to come and visit a poor invalid," said Anna Pavlovna, exchanging an alarmed glance with her aunt as she conducted him to her.

Pierre murmured something unintelligible, and continued to look round as if in search of something. On his way to the aunt he bowed to the little princess with a pleased smile, as to an intimate acquaintance.

Anna Pavlovna's alarm was justified, for Pierre turned away from the aunt without waiting to hear her speech about Her Majesty's health. Anna Pavlovna in dismay detained him with the words: "Do you know the Abbe Morio? He is a most interesting man."

"Yes, I have heard of his scheme for perpetual peace, and it is very interesting but hardly feasible."

"You think so?" rejoined Anna Pavlovna in order to say something and get away to attend to her duties as hostess. But Pierre now committed a reverse act of impoliteness. First he had left a lady before she had finished speaking to him, and now he continued to speak to another who wished to get away. With his head bent, and his big feet spread apart, he began explaining his reasons for thinking the abbe's plan chimerical.

"We will talk of it later," said Anna Pavlovna with a smile.

And having got rid of this young man who did not know how to behave, she resumed her duties as hostess and continued to listen and watch, ready to help at any point where the conversation might happen to flag. As the foreman of a spinning mill, when he has set the hands to work, goes round and notices here a spindle that has stopped or there one that creaks or makes more noise than it should, and hastens to check the machine or set it in proper motion, so Anna Pavlovna moved about her drawing room, approaching now a silent, now a too-noisy group, and by a word or slight rearrangement kept the conversational machine in steady, proper, and regular motion. But amid these cares her anxiety about Pierre was evident. She kept an anxious watch on him when he approached the group round Mortemart to listen to what was being said there, and again when he passed to another group whose center was the abbe.

Pierre had been educated abroad, and this reception at Anna Pavlovna's was the first he had attended in Russia. He knew that all the intellectual lights of Petersburg were gathered there and, like a child in a toyshop, did not know which way to look, afraid of missing any clever conversation that was to be heard. Seeing the self-confident and refined expression on the faces of those present he was always expecting to hear something very profound. At last he came up to Morio. Here the conversation seemed interesting and he stood waiting for an opportunity to express his own views, as young people are fond of doing.
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Re: Donald J Trump 'Covfefe & Hamberders' Thread

Postby The_Noble_Cause » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:27 am

Mueller has another scalp. Unfortunately it's for another meaningless process crime. What a waste.
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Re: Donald J Trump 'Covfefe & Hamberders' Thread

Postby Seven Wishes » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:11 am

Jesus, really? What does it take?

TNC, you're far too smart to fall for this shit. Who the fuck hijacked your account?
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Re: Donald J Trump 'Covfefe & Hamberders' Thread

Postby The_Noble_Cause » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:16 am

Seven Wishes wrote:Jesus, really? What does it take?

TNC, you're far too smart to fall for this shit. Who the fuck hijacked your account?


What, exactly, have I changed my views on?
Numerous news outlets (including the NYTimes) have been in touch with and published material from Wikileaks over the years - and they were right to do so.
Am I now to turn off my brain and pretend that any contact with Wikileaks is tantamount to treason?
Even *IF* Wikileaks is aligned with a foreign entity (still unproven) are the facts they disclosed any less true?
Wikileaks was previously celebrated by liberals when they exposed things like the Iraq War Logs.
People like YOU have changed.
You have gone from defenders of free speech to critics of it. You have gone from anti-war advocates to hawkish military-industrial dupes.
On Friday, Bill Maher was defending things like the Monroe Doctrine and regime change in Venezuela.
Total craziness.
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Re: Donald J Trump 'Covfefe & Hamberders' Thread

Postby Monker » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:23 am

On Friday, Bill Maher was defending things like the Monroe Doctrine and regime change in Venezuela.
Total craziness.


That's just not true. What he was saying is the US is supporting an opposition group in Venezuela, and Russia told us not to. So, WHAT THE FUCK ARE WE BEING ORDERED AROUND BY RUSSIA FOR? THAT was his point, which I agree with, not supporting war in Venezuela, or defending the Monroe doctrine.

When we were a great nation, we followed through on policy like the Monroe doctrine and were not treated like pussies on this side of the ocean. Trump has weakened America's standing in the world...and actions like Russia trying to bully us prove it. He has NOT made America 'great' again. Whoever follows him will have to do that.
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Re: Donald J Trump 'Covfefe & Hamberders' Thread

Postby The_Noble_Cause » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:40 am

Monker wrote:That's just not true. What he was saying is the US is supporting an opposition group in Venezuela, and Russia told us not to.


Who am I going to believe? You or my lying eyes? I watched it. He said "This was the Monroe Doctrine. This is our backyard!"
Like I said, liberals are now defending imperialism and by extension, military coups.

Monker wrote: So, WHAT THE FUCK ARE WE BEING ORDERED AROUND BY RUSSIA FOR?


Both China and Russia support Maduro. How is their respective spokespersons releasing statements criticizing US policy the same as "ordering us around"?

Monker wrote:THAT was his point, which I agree with, not supporting war in Venezuela, or defending the Monroe doctrine.


Yea, sure. Just like Colbert is not doing an O'Reilly impersonation. Just like Hillary had permission to use a private server. Everything you say is an uninformed lie.

Monker wrote:When we were a great nation, we followed through on policy like the Monroe doctrine and were not treated like pussies on this side of the ocean.


And now you are defending the Monroe doctrine - just like Maher is.

Maybe next you will defend Bush's preemptive war doctrine.
How about Andrew Jackson's trail of tears?
Or the CIA assisted overthrow of Mosaddeq in Iran?
Or the Vietnam Domino Theory?

Both you and 7 Wishes have sacrificed any shred of ideological integrity to bash Trump.

Monker wrote: Trump has weakened America's standing in the world...and actions like Russia trying to bully us prove it.


You are detached from reality.
Russia, and other countries, have been criticizing Washington long before Trump was elected.
The Russian foreign minister criticized Washington repeatedly on Syria and Iran under Obama.
Get a grip.
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Re: Donald J Trump 'Covfefe & Hamberders' Thread

Postby Monker » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:56 am

The_Noble_Cause wrote:
Monker wrote:That's just not true. What he was saying is the US is supporting an opposition group in Venezuela, and Russia told us not to.


Who am I going to believe? You or my lying eyes? I watched it. He said "This was the Monroe Doctrine. This is our backyard!"
Like I said, liberals are now defending imperialism and by extension, military coups.


What are you doing, watching clips from alt-right news sites? Yeah, that is what he said - taken COMPLETELY out of context. I have it on DVR. Bill Maher said to Ann Coulter, following a conversation about her boyfriend Ronald Reagan talking tough about Russia, which we don't do any longer:

"Today Venezuela, OK, this was on the front page of the New York Times today. Ok, Venezuela has a guy, an opposition leader who finally stood up and we are backing him. And, Russia who backs the dictator, Russia warned us to back off. This was the Monroe Doctrine. This is our backyard. And, Russia is now telling us to back off of what goes on in Venezuela, because they know they can, because they are so emboldened. That doesn't bother you?"

You are TOTALLY misrepresenting the point Bill Maher was making...which is Russia sees us as so weak they can bully us about our policies in the Americas.

Monker wrote:THAT was his point, which I agree with, not supporting war in Venezuela, or defending the Monroe doctrine.


Yea, sure. Just like Colbert is not doing an O'Reilly impersonation. Just like Hillary had permission to use a private server. Everything you say is an uninformed lie.


Yes, I am sure. And, you said the Colbert Report was a parody on The O'Reilly Factor, which it isn't....not the crap you now say above, which I agreed with - several times.

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quote="Monker"]When we were a great nation, we followed through on policy like the Monroe doctrine and were not treated like pussies on this side of the ocean.


And now you are defending the Monroe doctrine - just like Maher is. [/quote]

Oh, please. I am adding my own commentary...it is NOTHING like what Bill Maher said. Yes, I believe that Russia and all Eurasia countries should keep the fuck out of the Americas. And, yes, that is defending the Monroe doctrine. I don't care.

Both you and 7 Wishes have sacrificed any shred of ideological integrity to bash Trump.


No I haven't. These are things I have believed for decades. It has nothing to do with Trump. As I have said, I am not a Democrat, and I am not as liberal as people here think I am. You just don't like it because you are a liberal wearing the suit of an alt-right supporter.

Monker wrote: Trump has weakened America's standing in the world...and actions like Russia trying to bully us prove it.


You are detached from reality.
Russia, and other countries, have been criticizing Washington long before Trump was elected.
The Russian foreign minister criticized Washington repeatedly on Syria and Iran under Obama.
Get a grip.


Critiquing policy is not the same as trying to threaten us out of own back yard.

This country has become WEAKER under Trump, not stronger, and definitely not "great".
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Re: Donald J Trump 'Covfefe & Hamberders' Thread

Postby The_Noble_Cause » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:53 am

Monker wrote:What are you doing, watching clips from alt-right news sites? Yeah, that is what he said - taken COMPLETELY out of context. I have it on DVR. Bill Maher said to Ann Coulter, following a conversation about her boyfriend Ronald Reagan talking tough about Russia, which we don't do any longer:


As I said twice now, Maher is defending the Monroe Doctrine, even claiming that it is our backyard. It's not. This is pax americana imperialism at its worst.
Who's backyard were we in when we pledged to support Georgia in 2008?

Monker wrote:You are TOTALLY misrepresenting the point Bill Maher was making...which is Russia sees us as so weak they can bully us about our policies in the Americas.


As I already asked you, where is the bullying?

China, Russia, and Turkey all expressed their support for Maduro.
Releasing statements through a foreign ambassador is "bullying"?
You are not entitled to your own facts.

Monker wrote:Yes, I am sure. And, you said the Colbert Report was a parody on The O'Reilly Factor, which it isn't....not the crap you now say above, which I agreed with - several times.


You said it was the Daily Show with a fake conservative host. You were oblivious to the fact that it was an O'Reilly factor spoof. Which begs the question, what else are you oblivious to? Given your track record ("Hillary had permission to use a private server!") why should anybody listen to ANYTHING you say, bazinga boy?

Monker wrote:Oh, please. I am adding my own commentary...it is NOTHING like what Bill Maher said. Yes, I believe that Russia and all Eurasia countries should keep the fuck out of the Americas. And, yes, that is defending the Monroe doctrine. I don't care.


So Russia and other countries are not entitled to express support for their ally? What are you talking about?

Monker wrote:You just don't like it because you are a liberal wearing the suit of an alt-right supporter.


You just throw these terms around to try to stifle actual discussion.
If different political factions can come together on certain issues (anti-war, anti-free trade) that's a good thing imo.

Monker wrote:Critiquing policy is not the same as trying to threaten us out of own back yard.


Both China and Russia have vowed to support their ally. We release statements like that all the time. Big deal.

Monker wrote:This country has become WEAKER under Trump, not stronger, and definitely not "great".


Foreign ambassadors have released statements criticizing US policy since time immemorial. You are not well.
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Re: Donald J Trump 'Covfefe & Hamberders' Thread

Postby Monker » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:35 pm

It is a FACT that Maher was saying Russia feels embolden and that they can bully us around and dictate to us what our policy in the Americas is. It is ironic that you removed the full quote of Maher...because it PROVES my point. He's not arguing the Monroe Doctrine, but how much we are viewed as pussies by Russia. And, it followed an argument about how Ronald "tear down this wall" Reagn would view today's view of Russia by the Republican party. He was furthering that arguing by example.

"Today Venezuela, OK, this was on the front page of the New York Times today. Ok, Venezuela has a guy, an opposition leader who finally stood up and we are backing him. And, Russia who backs the dictator, Russia warned us to back off. This was the Monroe Doctrine. This is our backyard. And, Russia is now telling us to back off of what goes on in Venezuela, because they know they can, because they are so emboldened. That doesn't bother you?"

What you are saying makes NO SENSE, unless you are buying into alt-right propaganda bullshit and ignore the reality of what was said in context.

It is also a FACT that the Colbert Report was NOT a parody of The O'Reilly Factor. You posted ONE segment. I posted the entire list of repeating segments and out of the 50 or so, only TWO had anything to do with the Factor. It can't be a parody of the Factor when he is parodying the likes of MSNBC segments more often.

There is no debate there. These are proven FACTS that you are arguing against.

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Monker wrote:What are you doing, watching clips from alt-right news sites? Yeah, that is what he said - taken COMPLETELY out of context. I have it on DVR. Bill Maher said to Ann Coulter, following a conversation about her boyfriend Ronald Reagan talking tough about Russia, which we don't do any longer:


As I said twice now, Maher is defending the Monroe Doctrine, even claiming that it is our backyard. It's not. This is pax americana imperialism at its worst.
Who's backyard were we in when we pledged to support Georgia in 2008?

Monker wrote:You are TOTALLY misrepresenting the point Bill Maher was making...which is Russia sees us as so weak they can bully us about our policies in the Americas.


As I already asked you, where is the bullying?

China, Russia, and Turkey all expressed their support for Maduro.
Releasing statements through a foreign ambassador is "bullying"?
You are not entitled to your own facts.

Monker wrote:Yes, I am sure. And, you said the Colbert Report was a parody on The O'Reilly Factor, which it isn't....not the crap you now say above, which I agreed with - several times.


You said it was the Daily Show with a fake conservative host. You were oblivious to the fact that it was an O'Reilly factor spoof. Which begs the question, what else are you oblivious to? Given your track record ("Hillary had permission to use a private server!") why should anybody listen to ANYTHING you say, bazinga boy?

Monker wrote:Oh, please. I am adding my own commentary...it is NOTHING like what Bill Maher said. Yes, I believe that Russia and all Eurasia countries should keep the fuck out of the Americas. And, yes, that is defending the Monroe doctrine. I don't care.


So Russia and other countries are not entitled to express support for their ally? What are you talking about?

Monker wrote:You just don't like it because you are a liberal wearing the suit of an alt-right supporter.


You just throw these terms around to try to stifle actual discussion.
If different political factions can come together on certain issues (anti-war, anti-free trade) that's a good thing imo.

Monker wrote:Critiquing policy is not the same as trying to threaten us out of own back yard.


Both China and Russia have vowed to support their ally. We release statements like that all the time. Big deal.

Monker wrote:This country has become WEAKER under Trump, not stronger, and definitely not "great".


Foreign ambassadors have released statements criticizing US policy since time immemorial. You are not well.
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Re: Donald J Trump 'Covfefe & Hamberders' Thread

Postby The_Noble_Cause » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:14 pm

Monker wrote:It is a FACT that Maher was saying Russia feels embolden and that they can bully us around and dictate to us what our policy in the Americas is. It is ironic that you removed the full quote of Maher...because it PROVES my point.


If I wanted to, I could post the link to the entire interview with Coulter. None of that matters. What matters is, Maher invoked the Monroe Doctrine and then said "This is our backyard!" That certainly sounds to me like he is claiming territorial ownership over Venezuela. Just a few years ago, John Kerry said the "era of the Monroe doctrine is over!" Now brainless liberal mouthpieces, like Maher, defend it on TV. Unreal.

Monker wrote: He's not arguing the Monroe Doctrine, but how much we are viewed as pussies by Russia.


Maher might have a point - except that foreign ministers have publicly criticized US policy forever. Are you denying that Russia criticized US policies under prior administrations? Also, why do you let China and Turkey off the hook so easily for supporting Maduro?

Monker wrote:And, it followed an argument about how Ronald "tear down this wall" Reagn would view today's view of Russia by the Republican party. He was furthering that arguing by example.


Again, Maher might have a point - except that Reagan went against hardliner militarists within his own party to meet Gorbachev at Reykjavík. I think he would be saddened by elements within our own government trying to re-ignite the Cold War. Maher has no idea what he is talking about and neither do you.

Monker wrote:What you are saying makes NO SENSE, unless you are buying into alt-right propaganda bullshit and ignore the reality of what was said in context.


Anybody who reads this thread knows who the unwitting pawn of propaganda is. Should I post some examples to refresh your memory?

Monker vs. Hillary - Can you tell the difference?

HILLARY: “We have 17 intelligence agencies, civilian and military, who have all concluded that these espionage attacks, these cyberattacks, come from the highest levels of the Kremlin, and they are designed to influence our election."

MONKER: “This has nothing to do with Democrats but the entirety of our intelligence community saying that it happened. If you want to argue against it, you are arguing against the: FBI, CIA, NSA, Homeland Security...and on and on.”

HILLARY: "There's no doubt they influenced the election."
MONKER: "Yes, if Putin had not been trying to influence the election, including hacking, I don't think Trump would have won."

HILLARY: "What I did was allowed by the State Department. It was fully above board."
MONKER: "That's just not true. She had permission to use it."



Monker wrote:It is also a FACT that the Colbert Report was NOT a parody of The O'Reilly Factor. You posted ONE segment. I posted the entire list of repeating segments and out of the 50 or so, only TWO had anything to do with the Factor. It can't be a parody of the Factor when he is parodying the likes of MSNBC segments more often.


Better take it up with these people (including Colbert himself).

Colbert: "I owe a lot to Bill O'Reilly," Colbert said Wednesday. "I spent over nine years playing a character based largely on him — and then 12 months in therapy, to de-bloviate myself."

Daily Beast: "The US Army confirmed on Saturday that Comedy Central star and Bill O’Reilly parody Stephen Colbert will be in Iraq for a week to film episodes of television show The Colbert Report."

From the book Satire TV by Professor Jonathan Gray: "Although the aesthetic of The Colbert Report has changed drastically since its first conception on The Daily Show, it’s central premise remains Colbert’s parody of O’Reilly."

Rolling Stone discussing The Colbert Report: " Plenty of Colbert fans probably never knew the segment was a spoof of Bill O'Reilly's 'The Most Ridiculous Item of the Day.' "

From The New Yorker: "The Colbert Report, on Comedy Central, broadcasts what is essentially a full-dress parody of The O’Reilly Factor. Stephen Colbert has obviously made a close study of O’Reilly’s mannerisms and opinions, just as Colbert’s producers have made a close study of the overblown red-white-and-blue swirled graphics that open The O’Reilly Factor."

NYTimes: "When The Colbert Report debuted in 2005, a nightly show satirizing Bill O’Reilly seemed like it would eventually be a dead end."

WaPo: "Whereas Stephen Colbert was a nightly send-up of Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly, Jordan Klepper channels Alex Jones and the conspiratorial ethos of Infowars on Comedy Central’s The Opposition.
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Re: Donald J Trump 'Covfefe & Hamberders' Thread

Postby Monker » Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:08 pm

Dude, now you are arguing about the details of what Maher said. But, in doing so you are admitting he was not defending the Monroe doctrine. I don't care if you think his politics are right or wrong.

Almost all of your Colbert quotes, including the one by Stephen himself, are saying he was doing a parody of O'Reilly. You said the Colbert Report was a parody of The Factor, which it's not...and your quotes do not even back that up. And, even if they were saying The Colbert Report was a parody of The Factor, they have the right to be stupid and be wrong. I've posted the facts already, and the show is NOT a parody of the Factor, regardless of who says it.

Again, these are FACTS...and all you are doing is dancing around trying to argue about something else.
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Re: Donald J Trump 'Covfefe & Hamberders' Thread

Postby The_Noble_Cause » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:25 am

Monker wrote:Dude, now you are arguing about the details of what Maher said. But, in doing so you are admitting he was not defending the Monroe doctrine. I don't care if you think his politics are right or wrong.


Once again, Maher referenced the Monroe Doctrine and then exclaimed "This is our backyard!"
He is defending imperialism.
He has become the very thing he criticized during the Bush years.

Monker wrote:Almost all of your Colbert quotes, including the one by Stephen himself, are saying he was doing a parody of O'Reilly. You said the Colbert Report was a parody of The Factor, which it's not...and your quotes do not even back that up. And, even if they were saying The Colbert Report was a parody of The Factor, they have the right to be stupid and be wrong. I've posted the facts already, and the show is NOT a parody of the Factor, regardless of who says it.


Man, you're really tying yourself into knots here.
So just to be clear....you're saying the show starred and revolved around a Bill O'Reilly impersonation.
The show's opening ("The Word") and other segments ("The Craziest F#?king Thing I've Ever Heard") were direct spoofs of O'Reilly's show.
But because the program did other bits, it doesn't qualify as an O'Reilly parody?
By that logic, is Young Frankenstein not a Frankenstein parody because it also features a showtune?

Here's a few more sources that you can have a rhetorical jerk-off argument with...

NPR: "This is a guy who turned a parody of Bill O'Reilly into one of television's most surprising and impactful shows."

NBC Today: “The Report was then seen (and largely still is) as a parody of Bill O’Reilly’s The O’Reilly Factor on Fox.

Time Out New York: "Sarcastic correspondent Stephen Colbert’s parody of Bill O’Reillys right wing political talk show tells viewers why everyone else’s opinions are just plain wrong. "

NBC Chicago: "Colbert, after all, built a show around a parody of Bill O'Reilly, who, nearly five years after the debut of "The Colbert Report," comes across as a moderate compared to some of his Fox News colleagues."


Monker wrote:Again, these are FACTS...and all you are doing is dancing around trying to argue about something else.


The only person doing a soft shoe routine around the issues is YOU, bazinga boy.
You said Russia is bullying the US, when they only released a statement through their foreign minister - which they have done forever.
You also seemingly give China and Turkey a pass for supporting Maduro.
Maybe when Bill Maher mentions those countries you'll start pretending to give a shit.
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Re: Donald J Trump 'Covfefe & Hamberders' Thread

Postby JeremyP » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:12 am

Just popping in to offer support for our President.

I was doing my annual check for Journey (Augeri) news and saw you have thread about President Trump.

This man will be remembered as the greatest American President of modern times.

It's amazing that he's gotten so much done in such a short time.

Anyway, God Bless and MAGA!!
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Re: Donald J Trump 'Covfefe & Hamberders' Thread

Postby The_Noble_Cause » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:36 pm

JeremyP wrote:Just popping in to offer support for our President.

I was doing my annual check for Journey (Augeri) news and saw you have thread about President Trump.

This man will be remembered as the greatest American President of modern times.

It's amazing that he's gotten so much done in such a short time.

Anyway, God Bless and MAGA!!


Thanks for checking in, JeremyP. While I will support Tulsi or Bernie in the primaries, I most likely will vote Trump in 2020. On a range of issues (getting out of dumb wars, re-doing NAFTA) he has delivered. Plus, he makes me laugh.
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Postby S2M » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:32 am

The_Noble_Cause wrote:
JeremyP wrote:Just popping in to offer support for our President.

I was doing my annual check for Journey (Augeri) news and saw you have thread about President Trump.

This man will be remembered as the greatest American President of modern times.

It's amazing that he's gotten so much done in such a short time.

Anyway, God Bless and MAGA!!


Thanks for checking in, JeremyP. While I will support Tulsi or Bernie in the primaries, I most likely will vote Trump in 2020. On a range of issues (getting out of dumb wars, re-doing NAFTA) he has delivered. Plus, he makes me laugh.


Kathy Griffin makes ME laugh. :lol:
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Postby JBlake » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:46 am

S2M wrote:
The_Noble_Cause wrote:
JeremyP wrote:Just popping in to offer support for our President.

I was doing my annual check for Journey (Augeri) news and saw you have thread about President Trump.

This man will be remembered as the greatest American President of modern times.

It's amazing that he's gotten so much done in such a short time.

Anyway, God Bless and MAGA!!


Thanks for checking in, JeremyP. While I will support Tulsi or Bernie in the primaries, I most likely will vote Trump in 2020. On a range of issues (getting out of dumb wars, re-doing NAFTA) he has delivered. Plus, he makes me laugh.


Kathy Griffin makes ME laugh. :lol:


What did she do to make you laugh?
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Re: Donald J Trump 'Covfefe & Hamberders' Thread

Postby Andrew » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:41 pm

Apparently I am scheduled to come in here and say something outrageous to kick start this thread.

Ok, so...

With all the nutjobs gone, the thread is beautifully peaceful. Just shows what bias was devouring this topic. Racism and conspiracy. Proudly brought top you by Fuckoff News.

PS. Trump blows.
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Re: Donald J Trump 'Covfefe & Hamberders' Thread

Postby Memorex » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:56 pm

Andrew wrote:Apparently I am scheduled to come in here and say something outrageous to kick start this thread.

Ok, so...

With all the nutjobs gone, the thread is beautifully peaceful. Just shows what bias was devouring this topic. Racism and conspiracy. Proudly brought top you by Fuckoff News.

PS. Trump blows.


This truly sums up the new left. I mean - in a fucking nutshell. Hear what you are saying. After you insulted everyone with childish name calling and pranks, you pushed out people who are decent and hard working to a place where they can discuss what are often very common-sense thoughts (not all, but many). They were willing to engage you on real discussion, even though they disagreed with you. They did not sink to your low (most, not all). You closed the thread. You changed words. You pushed people away. And then, when nearly everyone you disagree with is gone and you have an empty, soulless thread, you claim peace and insinuate that it must be the crazy people that left that has created this peace. This is not peace. This is silence. This is your bubble. This is what's wrong with politics today. But there were more of them than there are of you. It's called the silent majority. Shut them up when you are near, but they are not quiet.

Also, fuck you very much for saying any of those folks are racist. Find me a racist comment. Find me a racist person in there. I never saw any of that and I read most of the thread. Just because you call someone racist does not mean they are racist. It is your childish inability to listen and process what people who do not agree with you have to say. Trump isn't racist. The governor of Virginia isn't racist. And we aren't racist.

In the end, you pushed people away, even if you hate those people I don't think it was right. As for me, I have been around since the beginning and I lost a tremendous amount of respect for you. Not because we disagree on some things. I suspect we all agree on a lot more than we admit. But because of the way you treated people just because they disagreed with you. And you wielded power just because you could. Also, don't fucking call me a racist because I want lower taxes and an immigration system that is fair and just and lawful and you know, like every other fucking country on earth. You owe all of us an apology, or at least you need to recognize what you did wrong.
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Re: Donald J Trump 'Covfefe & Hamberders' Thread

Postby JBlake » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:41 am

Memorex wrote:
Andrew wrote:Apparently I am scheduled to come in here and say something outrageous to kick start this thread.

Ok, so...

With all the nutjobs gone, the thread is beautifully peaceful. Just shows what bias was devouring this topic. Racism and conspiracy. Proudly brought top you by Fuckoff News.

PS. Trump blows.


This truly sums up the new left. I mean - in a fucking nutshell. Hear what you are saying. After you insulted everyone with childish name calling and pranks, you pushed out people who are decent and hard working to a place where they can discuss what are often very common-sense thoughts (not all, but many). They were willing to engage you on real discussion, even though they disagreed with you. They did not sink to your low (most, not all). You closed the thread. You changed words. You pushed people away. And then, when nearly everyone you disagree with is gone and you have an empty, soulless thread, you claim peace and insinuate that it must be the crazy people that left that has created this peace. This is not peace. This is silence. This is your bubble. This is what's wrong with politics today. But there were more of them than there are of you. It's called the silent majority. Shut them up when you are near, but they are not quiet.

Also, fuck you very much for saying any of those folks are racist. Find me a racist comment. Find me a racist person in there. I never saw any of that and I read most of the thread. Just because you call someone racist does not mean they are racist. It is your childish inability to listen and process what people who do not agree with you have to say. Trump isn't racist. The governor of Virginia isn't racist. And we aren't racist.

In the end, you pushed people away, even if you hate those people I don't think it was right. As for me, I have been around since the beginning and I lost a tremendous amount of respect for you. Not because we disagree on some things. I suspect we all agree on a lot more than we admit. But because of the way you treated people just because they disagreed with you. And you wielded power just because you could. Also, don't fucking call me a racist because I want lower taxes and an immigration system that is fair and just and lawful and you know, like every other fucking country on earth. You owe all of us an apology, or at least you need to recognize what you did wrong.


Agree.

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