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Stephen Colbert Endorses Child Labor

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Posted on Apr 6, 2007
Stephen Colbert

The pseudo-pundit argues that the best way to leave no children behind is to put them to work.

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By carlito paquito-rivera, April 10, 2007 at 10:24 am Link to this comment
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LOL. ATTENTION ENGLISH Speaking People.  Stephen is our contemporary MLK/Lenny Bruce/Mark Twain Satarist of our century combined. You tube last years White House Correspondence Dinner. Brilliant. Irreverant. Genius. No one man has ever gotten that close to George Jr. and tore him a new one like nobody’s business—ever.  It pains me to give away the punchline but Stephen is the man and you better start pricking up your ears.

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By Pete, April 9, 2007 at 9:48 pm Link to this comment
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Isn’t he joking?

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By SamAdams, April 9, 2007 at 3:53 pm Link to this comment
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I wonder why this guy hasn’t made Bushes cabinet?

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By Christopher Robin, April 8, 2007 at 9:35 pm Link to this comment
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#62808 by Jonas South on 4/08 at 8:29 am

^ Friedman always carries Wall Street’s water, it’s nauseating. I’m glad you see through him too.

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By Jonas South, April 8, 2007 at 9:29 am Link to this comment
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Thomas Friedman of the NY Times made the same argument as he toured South East Asia a couple of years ago. He described, in heart-renting detail, his encounter with a waif of six or so, scavenging in a garbage dump. He asked rhetorically, wouldn’t it be better for her to be employed in a factory instead?

Friedman presented us with a false choice. It would be better for her to be in school. It would be better if her father is paid a decent wage by the WalMart contractor which employs him, so that he can afford to send his little girl to a public school which our IMF failed to privatize, to build a future unburdened by our Wall Street loan, made to a government which uses it to consolidate power. That would be better for this little girl, and it is possible, but for the likes of Colbert and Friedman, and the collective us.

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