Friday, November 20, 2015

Stephen Colbert beautifully calls out Republicans for their hypocrisy concerning Syrian refugees.

You can read a partial transcript over at Raw Story.

Here was my favorite part:

If you want to know if somebody is Christian, just ask them to complete this sentence,” Colbert said, quoting from Matthew 25:35. “Jesus said I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you — and if they don’t say welcomed me in, they are either a terrorist or they are running for president.”

Somehow I think that the behavior of some of these candidates is not exactly helping the Christian church stem mass exodus from their churches.

Not that I'm complaining, I'm just pointing it out.


  1. Anonymous5:13 PM

    The way he described the Statue of Liberty was stunning.

    Stephen is one of the sharpest comedians to come down the pike, that's for sure. He has such an amazing way of getting to the heart of things without being crass or crude. Just brilliant.

  2. Brilliant - as an expat, hiding my face in shame

    Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
    With conquering limbs astride from land to land;Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand a mighty woman with a torch, whose flame is the imprisoned lightning, and her name, Mother of Exiles.

    From her beacon-hand glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command the air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
    "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she with silent lips.

    "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

  3. Republicans have introduced a bill in the Senate to alter the Statue of Liberty's plaque to read:

    GO AWAY!

    1. They lost a lot of their base on this.

      Their fundamentalist Christians are actually in support of allow sanctuary for those fleeing the violence.

      So they've shot themselves in the foot, then put it in their mouths. Perhaps they shot their foots while in their mouths and blew their brains out. Might explain a lot.

    2. I'm only a novice atheist, so maybe all the religion hasn't flushed from my system yet. But all the current GOP candidates have, at one moment or other, summoned to my memory, "And Cain answered the Lord, 'Am I my brother's keeper...?'"

  4. Anonymous6:52 PM

    So glad some main stream comedians are hitting the hypocrites hard and fast. "Journalists", for the most part refuse to hit them, somebody has to.

    1. Mainstream journalists have been neutered by their owners.

  5. Anonymous7:30 PM

    O/T B&N had prepared for 1000 fans but only 100 showed up.

    "The stop was not heavily promoted and drew about 100 supporters."

    Special Instructions
    Wristbands (750 limit) will be distributed at 9:00AM on a first come, first served basis on the day of the event and will be required for entry into the signing line. An additional 250 wristbands will be distributed after, for backup if time allows.

    1. Anonymous4:46 AM

      Excellent news. About fucking time.

  6. Any "Pro lifers"; who hate the idea of Syrian children finding refuge in the US, need to go fuck themselves. IF, they truly believe in an Almighty God, then they know that they are also His children. The Rightwingnuts have turned America into the home of the chicken shit, and not the brave.

  7. I love the whole "proven" Christian thing. Hey -- remember those kids coming across the Mexican border? I will bet a whole lot of money they were Christian. Comes right down to it, the only immigrants/refugees we want here are those that can help us win an election.

    1. Oh, but they were Catholic.

      You would be surprised how many fundamentalist Christians don't believe Catholics are Christian.

    2. Anonymous4:30 AM

      Jeb's daddy knows a good Christian child when he sees one. He even called Jeb's kids 'the little brown ones.' So, how can you tell a Christian when you see one? Apparently, some are 'brown.'

  8. Anonymous8:04 PM

    I sent this video clip to my evangelical sister who loves Stephen for his deep faith, after I had already quoted that Scripture to her, and she had already told me the refugees probably wouldn't want to come here anyway because of the cold. I doubt she will watch it. She has so contorted her own beliefs by latching onto Ben Carson (who could well be considered a wolf-in-sheep's-clothing false prophet), it makes her very uncomfortable to examine her own views. Cognitive dissonance is a bitch! When an agnostic has to quote the Bible to an evangelical Christian to clarify Jesus's position on the refugee crisis, there is something terribly wrong with that Christian.

    1. Leland2:56 AM

      Wait. WAIT! Your sister actually LISTENS to you? WOW! My family doesn't even let me participate in discussions of this sort! Too many facts and quotes from the bible that contradict EVERYTHING they say.

      Heck, most of the time they barely tolerate my coming into the house!

      So your sister listens, huh? You are so lucky!

  9. Anonymous8:36 PM

    Colbert for VP!!!!!

  10. Stephen is coming in to his own.

    They are allowing him free rein to do his political schtick in between guests. And I am loving it.

    Love the Hungry (for power) Games.

    But mostly I love the mini-op-eds like that above that he squeezes in.

    But what I love the most is that he's able to do them as himself, not his right wing whacko faux self.


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