Thursday, May 19, 2011

What goes around...

Comedian Stephen Colbert gets a taste of his own medicine when he tries to start his own political action committee to parody the Citizens United decision.

9 Comments:

At 12:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred, nothing about your post makes sense. Taste of his own medicine? Huh? What? You apparently haven't watched any of the episodes in which he talks about setting up a PAC. He completely roasts the ridiculous nature of the Supreme Court decision and how easy it is (at least for corporations) to do what they do. Need to make your PAC a Super Pac? Fill out the regular PAC form and attach a cover letter stating you want to be super. Every step of the way, these "problems" Colbert has run into have shown just how absurdly the system operates. I'd almost say he did it this way intentionally because simply doing it correctly from the start wouldn't have been nearly so funny, or demonstrated the crooked nature of our government nearly so well. Kudos to Colbert for what he's doing.

 
At 12:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To put it another way Fred, you and the author you linked, don't get the joke.

 
At 1:07 PM, Blogger Fred said...

Fred, nothing about your post makes sense. Taste of his own medicine?/snipped/He completely roasts the ridiculous nature of the Supreme Court decision and how easy it is (at least for corporations) to do what they do.

Your comment makes little sense to me. His attempt at starting his PAC shows him how it's not as easy as he thought. Sure, bigger corporations can jump through the hoops, but what about the little guy?

And that's all your campaign finance reform does: make it harder for the little guy. Oh, and of course try to gain advantage over the other side as we've seen with the Left (Measure T for example).

 
At 10:43 PM, Anonymous Joel Mielke said...

Jesus, Fred. Do you always have to express an opinion?

 
At 8:08 AM, Blogger Rose said...

Uhhhh, Joel? What has Fred ever done to you?

 
At 3:34 PM, Anonymous Eric Kirk said...

Sounds like his biggest problem was with Viacom's legal department, rather than the law itself.

 
At 9:30 AM, Anonymous Joel Mielke said...

"What has Fred ever done to you?"

Two birds with one stone.

 
At 3:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joel: do you always have to butt into every conversation? Sheesh. Mom says if you can't say something nice then zip it. And leave Fred alone. We love him.

 
At 11:15 AM, Anonymous Joel Mielke said...

Make that three.

 

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