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Posted on Jun 16, 2006
Lynn Westmoreland on The Colbert Report
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Lynn Westmoreland should probably be removed from office after his performance on “The Colbert Report.”

This is just insanely troubling: Getting beyond the fact that the GOP congressman interviewed by Stephen Colbert could name only   three of the 10 commandments he wants to see enshrined in public schools and courtrooms…the guy, Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, is a completely empty suit. He didn’t utter an intelligent syllable the entire interview. And he’s in Congress.

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Colbert was priceless last night. His guest was Republican Congressman Lynn Westmoreland and I guess he never heard of The Colbert Report before. He will now.

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.


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By Ga, June 26, 2006 at 7:21 pm Link to this comment
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Lawmaking While Ignorant.

I think that this guy is just what he appears to be.  Unaware of his own ignorance.

Do you think any Conservative Pol or Pundit can list the 10 Commandments? How about the five basic freedoms of the first Amendment in Bill of Rights, let alone even know just a few of the Amendments even in summary. We know the men in Congress do not even read some of the bills they vote for.

And there is a common trait among most Religious Fundamentalist Congressman and Pundits—absolute belief that they and their ideas are infallible.

It is this belief, one must conclude, that makes them so arrogantly ignorant.

The religious nuts in this country are so deluded that they are right, that their Bible is so perfect, that they get lazy. I mean, why bother learning the 10 Commandments when they just have to believe that there is something called the 10 Commandments?

The premise that if we only had them posted on the walls in our schools and in our courtrooms then every thing will be fine, is the biggest piece of fraud ever to be put forth.

(Besides, the way 99.9% of “Christians” follow them, they are just the 10 Suggestions.)

“Whoever believeth in me.”

That’s how they think! Just believe! Don’t study. Don’t learn. Don’t read history books. Don’t study sociology or psychology or geology or biology. You don’t have to. All you have to do is to believe. God, what a horrible way of life!

And that 5 ton granite block by Ex-Judge Moore? It wasn’t even just the 10 Suggestions. It had religious crap all over it. Little did the press discuss that though.

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By Via, June 19, 2006 at 8:41 am Link to this comment
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To top it all, he thinks we should abolish the Department of Education.

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By suzanne, June 19, 2006 at 7:12 am Link to this comment
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Just confirms that the guy is a pawn.  I believe Coulter and Malkin are too.  There are some powerful fat cats pushing these disrupt and destroy pieces of the puzzle across Americas mental game board.  They create diversion so our government can keep us angry at each other, confused in general, and out of their hair as they take over.  I’m dead serious.  Just open your eyes folks.  If you think that the people in high places with their obscene greed wouldn’t get this organized, you’re head is somewhere it shouldn’t be.  This 10 commandment judge was paid to rally the base…I’m sure of it.

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By bg1, June 18, 2006 at 9:06 pm Link to this comment
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IT DOESN’T HAVE TO MAKE SENSE, IT ONLY HAS TO SWAY VOTERS. Think cheerleading (Bush’s specialty) and entertainment.  It’s about impressions and feelings, NOT logic.  So even if this guy Westmorland is a total cretin, his “crusade” to place the 10 commandments in public schools and courtrooms will still earn him enough votes to win election.

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By William, June 17, 2006 at 11:02 am Link to this comment
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This reminds me of the issue back a couple of years ago when a wingnut judge in Birmingham Ala. had procured a 3 or 4 ton cube of granite with the ten commandments engraved on it.  He had placed it in a federal courthouse.  I don’t remember who challenged the “church state” issue, but a higher court ruled it must be taken out of the courthourse.  I remember these christian lunatics demanding the stone remain in the courthouse.  They were kneeling around the giant stone with some of them with their hands on it.  They were praying.  I guess when people can not think for themselves they can miss the obvious.  The stone they were praying “to” has engraved on it; “thou shalt have no graven images before you.”  How fucking stupid can people be?  Just look in the ranks of the Ralph Reeds’, Jerry Falwells’ and of course Pat Robertsons’. You will find delusional thinking and idiocy at it’s pinnacle. This Westmoreland guy obviously fits in with this bunch like a glove.

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By Tom Helwick, June 17, 2006 at 8:30 am Link to this comment
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This guy lived in my neighborhood when I lived in Fayette County Georgia. He was an empty suit then and I see by the looks of things not much has changed.

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By Lisa, June 16, 2006 at 3:37 pm Link to this comment
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Please say that was artistic clipping!

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By Chuck, June 16, 2006 at 1:01 pm Link to this comment
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It’s both hilarious and terrifying at the same time.

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By Mike Baxter, June 16, 2006 at 7:09 am Link to this comment
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That’s what makes Stephen Colbert an intellectual giant; he can smile and shake hands with an imbecile and at the same time accentuate that person’s imbecility.  Ah, Mr. Colbert, if I possessed your talents, I would not have to scream against such stupidity.

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By JP, June 16, 2006 at 4:27 am Link to this comment
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Buncha rednecks down south of Atlanta.  Figures.

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