The president was not amused, and the applause from the “stenographers” in the audience indicated that they were increasingly not amused either, except for Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame, sitting at one of the tables, clearly enjoying themselves, and Helen Thomas, a co-conspirator, sitting at the head table, very amused. Colbert spared no one that night, not the journalists, not the president, not the generals nor the Supreme Court justices, whether they were in the room or not.
C-SPAN was also, apparently, not amused. The footage of the dinner was aired many times but after a relatively short period of time, somehow the video got edited and Colbert’s speech was removed from further rebroadcasts. Not only that, they demanded that YouTube remove clips of the video from their site, after which Google purchased rights and put it on their video site.
The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune reported on the dinner but made no mention of the Colbert speech. So the journalists and/or editors there were not amused either, I guess.
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“And, as an originalist, Scalia argues that the idea that the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment protects women’s rights is a “modern invention”, because he says, in 1868 when it was written, “Nobody thought it was directed against sex discrimination”. Evidently, back then, women hadn’t been invented yet. (Made Do With Steam-Powered Friction Pump)
Plus, the 14th Amendment was created to protect the rights of newly freed slaves. That’s why it strictly limits equal protection under the law to “All persons born or naturalized in the United States…” So all Scalia is saying is that women aren’t persons.
Before all you minorities demand that Scalia recognize your equal rights, just ask yourself, were people like me living in America in the mid-19th century? And if not, put a cork in it. Because our longest serving Supreme Court Justice is still living in 1868.”
America, the Greatest Country God ever gave Man, was built on three bedrock principles: Freedom. Liberty. And Fear — that someone might take our Freedom and Liberty. But now, there are dark, optimistic forces trying to take away our Fear — forces with salt and pepper hair and way more Emmys than they need. They want to replace our Fear with reason. But never forget — “Reason” is just one letter away from “Treason.” Coincidence? Reasonable people would say it is, but America can’t afford to take that chance.
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Washington DC. Pack an overnight bag with five extra sets of underwear — you’re going to need them. Because, to Restore Truthiness we must always… Shh!!! What’s that sound?! I think there’s someone behind you! Run!
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