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road.jpg Senator John Danforth to Log Cabin Republicans: Ban on gay marriage is a silly idea: "Once before, the Constitution was amended to try to deal with matters of human behavior; that was prohibition. That was such a flop that that was repealed 13 years later."

Bush_cloneroad.jpg Attack of the clones. Bush look-alike visits dinner too. Bush: "Ladies and gentleman, I feel chipper tonight. I survived the White House shakeup."

road.jpg Steam Neil Young's entire new album online, including his controversial track "Let's Impeach the President."

road.jpg Steven Colbert eviscerates Bush at White House Press Correspondents Dinner: "Colbert, who spoke in the guise of his talk show character, who ostensibly supports the president strongly, urged the Bush to ignore his low approval ratings, saying they were based on reality, 'and reality has a well-known liberal bias.' He attacked those in the press who claim that the shake-up at the White House was merely re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. 'This administration is soaring, not sinking,' he said. 'If anything, they are re-arranging the deck chairs on the Hindenburg.' Colbert told Bush he could end the problem of protests by retired generals by refusing to let them retire. He compared Bush to Rocky Balboa in the “Rocky” movies, always getting punched in the face—'and Apollo Creed is everything else in the world.'" (video)

road.jpg Highlights from Saturday Night Live, hosted by the Ambiguously Gay Duo.

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  1. I read the article. Bravo, Mr. Danforth. Thank God at least one person in Washington is mindful of history.

    Posted by: Jacko | May 1, 2006 11:29:03 AM


  2. The comic show that President Bush put on at the White House correspondents dinner was disgusting. He makes jokes about Cheney shooting someone while drunk, and other horrible behavior of his administration, and actually thinks this stuff is funny. Impeach already!!!

    Posted by: manchild | May 1, 2006 11:36:12 AM


  3. You Tube has George Bush and Steve Bridges at the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_VK-tg1THM&search=Steve%20Bridges%20correspondents

    Posted by: Ladd | May 1, 2006 11:45:58 AM


  4. I watched the correspondents dinner on CSPAN. I thought Bush was very funny, actually. The Presidents almost always do a very good job poking fun at themselves. Stephen Colbert was pretty dull, I must say. The audience was dead quiet through his bit (while they laughed uproariously at Bush). And I didn't see Bush getting mad at all. Afterward, he got out of his seat and thanked Colbert. It seemed genuine (though, some of the stuff stung, I'm sure).

    Posted by: Cyd | May 1, 2006 11:58:34 AM


  5. I watched it, too, and did not find the Bush clone or Bush very funny at all, but then I hate the guy with every molecule in my body. Colbert didn't get the laughs, true, but what he said was absolutely terrific. I'm sure he made the room very uncomfortable with his truths, but I was riveted to the TV and occasionally laughing quite loud - half in amazement that he had the balls to say what he did with W right there ten feet away.

    Posted by: Victor | May 1, 2006 12:29:54 PM


  6. Cyd. Cyd. Cyd.

    Posted by: Leland | May 1, 2006 2:02:30 PM


  7. Stephen Colbert was brilliant. Taking on both this administration AND the spineless Washington press corps.

    Posted by: Brian | May 1, 2006 3:39:55 PM


  8. Cyd, only you & Anne Coulter failed to see that Colbert's bit was dead-on in it's message and delivery method (satire). He spoke for millions (yes millions) of Americans who hopefully, as a result of his brave gesture, will follow suit and raise their objections to the scary direction this country is being led.

    That the room was silent means NOTHING. Colbert was being critical of them - no one ever said Republicans or the MSM had a sense of humour.

    Posted by: DP | May 1, 2006 4:31:08 PM


  9. Hmm, I'm just gonna post this here. Did anyone hear about Tom Cruise making this statement?

    "Katie is a young girl's name. Her name is Kate now – she's a child-bearing woman."

    Posted by: Jorge | May 1, 2006 6:36:52 PM


  10. Did Jim Danforth reach this new level of gay friendliness only after leaving office?

    Posted by: Roscoe | May 1, 2006 7:03:49 PM


  11. It's so funny how right-wingers like Cyd try and approach an issue like they're being fair, just judging it objectivley on its merits when nothing could be further from the truth. Problem is, reasonable people know that Colbert SKEWERED Bush and the press was silent because he SKEWERED them too. Trying to make Bush sound gracious and the press sound bored is another of your transparant attempts at being fair and balanced and no one believes it.

    Thank god for Stephan Colbert.

    Posted by: Chad Hanging | May 1, 2006 8:10:02 PM


  12. Just watched it again with someone who was open to it. I suggest watching it with a friend. Brilliant, brave, spot on.

    Posted by: Chad Hanging | May 2, 2006 1:23:23 AM


  13. Oh yes! Colbert was brilliant! I would have loved to have been there.

    Posted by: Kyle | May 2, 2006 1:46:22 AM


  14. Cyd is already the epitome of a Bush apologist, but his blind adulation of this failure of a president continue to amaze and disgust me.

    Posted by: mike | May 2, 2006 10:35:59 AM


  15. http://www.crooksandliars.com/2006/05/04.html#a8170

    Here you can watch Bush's reaction to the entire Press Conference video.

    Posted by: Chad Hanging | May 6, 2006 1:56:22 PM


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