Tag Archives: Stephen Colbert

Still trying: Making a better tomorrow, tomorrow

The slogan is ready, and he’s tan and rested!

A few months ago, Stephen Colbert  tried to form Stephen Colbert PAC and ran into legal obstructions. He was however advised that he might be able to  seek approval for a ‘Super-PAC’  if he could get the FEC to agree not to consider his TV show an ‘in kind’ donation from Viacom, owner of Comedy Central.

So yesterday, there he was  at the FEC – in character as the guy who calls Bill O’Reilly “Papa Bear” – filing a formal request for an advisory opinion. Not surprisingly it was a media event with fans filling the sidewalks in front of the building.

Video is at Talking Points Memo with their story:

Accepting unlimited funding is “a right as described by the Citizens United case,” Colbert said in response to a question from Politico’s Ken Vogel. “I believe the Citizens United decision was the right one, there should be unlimited corporate money, and I want some of it. I don’t want to be the one chump who doesn’t have any.”

Outside, headed for his car, he said:

“I want to form Colbert Super PAC for all the PAC-less Americans, to give you a voice in the form of my voice,” Colbert said.

Colbert told the crowd he’d be offering handshakes at $1 a pop and collected fists full of cash as he darted into an awaiting SUV.

Colbert PAC dot com

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The motto? Making a better tomorrow, tomorrow. Here.

I’m still avoiding the hard stuff, so here: It’s a Daily Show reunion!

Skip the chit-chat and go straight to 1:35 into the video. This is from something called “Night of Too Many Stars”, a fundraiser for something that was held sometime somewhere. But who cares really when there’s an opportunity to see Stephen Colbert and Steve Carrell go all song-and-dance-men.

I watched it. Most of it.

Jon Stewart chose to do his monologue at the close of The Rally to Restore Sanity, rather than at the beginning.

Great move because he sent people away with a pitch-perfect closing. Sane, serious, non partisan, terrific monologue. I hope Comedy Central posts a transcript – I imagine video will be available, but I’d love to have a transcript. If anyone comes across one, please let me know. (He took exquisite aim at cable news, a favorite target of his.)

(One note: I wish he’d used the Daily Show ‘correspondants’ more. I’d love to have seen them all onstage doing maybe a tongue-in-cheek musical number a la the Capitol Steps. That would have been fun.)

Gosh I hope Rush watched.

Rally to Restore Sanity

Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert are cooking up some funny. October 30, 2010 – the National Mall in Washington DC. It’s apparently real. Stewart showed some of the signs that will be avilalbe for waving. 

MY FAVORITE: “I’m not afraid of Muslims, socialists, immigrants, gays . . . (flip over) but I am kinda scared of spiders”

Ahh, Colbert is on now . . . we will apparently have dueling rallies.

Rally to Restore Sanity: Knock it down a notch for America

Keep Fear Alive Rally: Freak out for Freedom

Restore Truthiness!

It’s an internet movement begun by a single person on Reddit (and I’m still not even sure what the hell that is) urging Stephen Colbert to respond to Glenn Beck‘s ‘Restore Honor’ rally in DC by staging a ‘Restore Truthiness’ rally on October 1o, 2010 – or as the graphic here has it: 101010.  If it were real, I might have to consider going.

The internets are an endless source of amusement.