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Friday, October 21, 2016

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Since 2009, 95 percent of income gains have gone to the top 1 percent, and Stephen Colbert wants to know what happened to the rest.

“Folks, that’s just wrong,” he said on his show Tuesday night. “The 1 percent should get 99 percent.”

But don’t worry. He has a plan to protect the richest from the moochers hooked on the “narcotics” of entitlements — and it involves hair, breast milk and kidneys.

“Why suckle on Uncle Sam’s teat, when you have your own teat?”

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  • Dammit, Steve! Stop giving them ideas! You don’t know how crazy they are — there are people out there watching this right now saying “Yeah, that’s a great idea!”

    • Sand_Cat

      Fantastic as it sounds, you may be right.
      I was astonished that Steven has (or had) a large conservative audience who claimed him as one of their own.

      • Mark Forsyth

        Why there’s jest aint no accountin fer the intelly junce of them damn GOP-T ers. Dumm enuff to vote ‘gainst them sevs.

  • Allan Richardson

    Satire can backfire. It might be, for example, that the large number of sitcom fans in the 1970’s who watched the bigoted-but-lovable Archie Bunker (played brilliantly by the late Carroll O’Connor, who was quite liberal in real life) picked up on the “lovable” part and then went along with the “bigoted” part as well, in the 1980 election.

    In metaphysical circles, we say that the universe returns to us what we think about, and every week for ten years, he ended the show singing “Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again.” Then we got one, and the economy has been getting worse for working people ever since.

    I hope that does not happen with Colbert. He leaves plenty of clues that he is being satirical, such as his line praising “gut” feelings, “reality has a well known liberal bias.” And the Latin motto over his fireplace, “Videri quam esse,” is the reverse of the state motto of NORTH Carolina (he comes from SOUTH Carolina), “Esse quam videri.” Literally, while North Carolina professes “Better to be rather than to seem,” Colbert turns it around, which SHOULD clue viewers (who understand Latin) to the fact that his show is, indeed, a SHOW.

    But, as Einstein and others have told us, there is no limit to human stupidity.

    • Michael Kollmorgen


      Maybe that’s one of the biggest problems, human beings.