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Thursday, September 23, 2010

COLBERT TO BECOME FARMWORKER (LIKELY FOR A FEW HOURS)

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Stephen Colbert interviews United Farm Workers Union President Arturo S. Rodriguez and takes his challenge to go work in the fields to see how hard the job is. Mostly illegal immigrants are migrant farm workers because American "citizens" don't want to work that hard for such low pay in lousy working conditions.

I don't expect Colbert will last very long as a lettuce picker. Let's hope he doesn't cut his fingers off.

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Anonymous Brother Jonah said...

Now they're barking because he testified in Congress as an "expert witness". Say whut? The problem they're having with his expertise isn't the shock to the senses that your first day of Field Labor is to ANYBODY. It's why the Founding Fathers "hired" slaves to do it for them, because let's face it, if George Washington or Madison or Jefferson had to go out and cut their own damn tobacco and sugar cane (cotton wasn't a cash crop until later) they would have starved. Labor built the fortunes of the "Founding Fathers" the same way Labor builds the fortunes of the Capitalists today. But they're claiming that his "expert" status was somehow due to his status as a Celebrity. So, what now, do they stop listening to that stupid John Wayne Record about how honorable it is to join the Army, travel to exotic places, meet interesting people, and Kill Them? Since John Wayne's only expertise on war and military was that he portrayed Soldiers in some of his movies. Same with Ronald Reagan, George W, Romney, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Lou Dobbs...

The only experiences they had as "warriors" is that they dodged the draft and sent other people to kill and die in their stead. Lou Dobbs is touted as an "Expert" in immigration HOW? His family immigrated much earlier and they most certainly didn't have the permission of (at the time) Most Americans. But I guess being a "celebrity" isn't so much a handicap in being declared an "expert"... as long as you're a Right Wing Parrot, and read your script exactly as it's written.

9/28/10, 8:16 AM  

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