Friday, June 16, 2006

Westmoreland co-sponsors bill on the Ten Commandments and can't even name them

I posted this originally at GifS, and after I did so, Lya Kahlo also mentioned it in a comment here, so I decided to post the video link here on my own blog, as well.

Many of you probably watch Colbert and have seen this already, but it is funny enough for a replay. For those who haven't seen it, Colbert interviewed Republican Congressman Lynn Westmoreland and I guess he never heard of The Colbert Report before. He will now.

I bet none of these idiots who are pushing for the public display of the ten commandments can name even half of them. (Just like most xians don't even know their own babble, yet want to tell us about gawd's word.)


Only on the Colbert Report

Here's the video straight from YouTube:



(rough transcript)

Colbert: You have not introduced a single piece of legislation since you entered Congress.

Westmoreland: That's correct.

Colbert: This has been called a do nothing Congress. Is it safe to say you're the do nothingest?

Westmoreland: I, I, ..Well there's one other do nothiner. I don't know who that is, but they're a Democrat.

Colbert: What can we get rid of to balance the budget?

Westmoreland: The Dept. of Education.

Colbert: What are the Ten Commandments?

Westmoreland: You mean all of them?--Um... Don't murder. Don't lie. Don't steal Um... I can't name them all. emailer Ruth asks: Does this guy deserve a $3,300 pay raise?


The guy co-sponsors a bill about the Ten Commandments and doesn't even know them. Priceless.

7 comments:

Stardust said...

I love Colbert's facial expressions.

CyberKitten said...

stardust1954said: The guy co-sponsors a bill about the Ten Commandments and doesn't even know them. Priceless.

Pretty typical though. I wonder how many can without looking them up...?

Duane said...

"...and can you think of a better building in which to put the 10 Commandments?" "No I can't think of one."

Yes all these Christofascists are priceless and it would be funny if they weren't so damn serious.

Stardust said...

"...and can you think of a better building in which to put the 10 Commandments?" "No I can't think of one."

Wouldn't a CHURCH be an obvious answer? What a moron!

Yes all these Christofascists are priceless and it would be funny if they weren't so damn serious.

We can only laugh or we would cry. I would love to give these ten commandment supporters a pop quiz like Colbert did. It really caught Westmoreland off guard!

Jason H. Bowden said...

This reminds me of the very first episode of The West Wing, an excellent show despite its viewpoint I might add.

MichaelBains said...

Dude went and epitomized "do as I say, not as I do". How could he possibly follow them if he hasn't even incorporated them into his own life?

Political Putz.

Stardust said...

How could he possibly follow them if he hasn't even incorporated them into his own life?

The stunned look on his face when Colbert asked him to name the ten commandments was so funny. He was totally stupified!

The whole Georgia peach thing was pretty funny, too.