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Colbert Wasn't 'Ready For Some Football' Without Hank Williams Jr. (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 5th 2011 4:15AM
'The Colbert Report'Apparently, Hank Williams Jr.'s weekly contribution to 'Monday Night Football' was more important than we ever realized. Stephen Colbert detailed just how lost he was when ESPN opted not to use it as the intro this week on 'The Colbert Report' (Weeknights, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central).

The decision came after Williams made controversial statements on the 'Fox & Friends' show equating President Obama to Adolf Hitler. But with so little warning, the absence of Williams' song left Colbert in fact "dangerously unprepared for some football."

"I'm in my living room innocently watching a Chevy Silverado ad, suddenly a bunch of gigantic angry men in shiny tights start hitting each other, hurling and kicking a weird leather oblate spheroid," he said confused. It was hours before he realized that football had started.

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Anthony B

Funny to me that when Bush was president and lied to start a war in Iraq and got over 7000 American kids killed in that war, you republicans were ok with that... But DARE to try and change healthcare so that people that do not have it can be covered and you come unglued. It's ridiculous. Kill 7000 kids in a war that we STILL can't explain why we're in, run the economy into the ground and grind it with your boot heal, invade peoples homes and wire tap phone lines, but don't DARE touch health care, you COMMIE! It's so stupid. Seriously, turn off Fox news for 5 minutes and read a book... And TRY to relax you overreacting braindwashed morons.

October 06 2011 at 6:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

People should check factcheck.org medicare premiums will be raised for single person making 82K a year and couples makings a 172k. With that kind of money you should get off Medicare

October 05 2011 at 3:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think that was sarcasm.

October 05 2011 at 10:49 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

He wasn't appointed to that office by me. I've been counting down the days since he started. He's done nothing to earn my respect and I can't give it to him. He doesn't get my respect because a bunch of fools voted for him.

October 05 2011 at 10:35 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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No, Deb, people voted for him who WERE fooled. Big difference. His speeches made him sound like the best thing since sliced bread, but it was only pretty words....no substance. Those same people will come out of the woodwork and vote in 2012, even though they''ve not participated in elections since then, and won't participate in elections afterward, and aren't happy with the performance of this president. I'll admit that he'ss had NO cooperation from the 550 people in congress who hold this country hostage. Perhaps if that were to change, we might find out IF this president is capable of leading and performing????

If the people don't get off their butts, and vote, we'll get 4 more years of this, and even though I 'm a democrat, we cannot afford it.

With no COL increases for Social Security recipients, HUGE increases in Medicare premiums, and more increases scheduled next year, it is scary. This is the same as reducing social security checks by $200.00 a month, and I don't know a single senior who can afford a $200 a month paycut.

The Seniors in this country are being forced to find roommates, losing their independence and freedom, cut their food budgets even further (many eat cat and dog food now, because of the price of food), and do without many of life's basic necessities. There is certainly no money for entertainment, or frills like medicine or regular doctor's care, or even driving to church, because gas is so expensive that they can't afford it, yet the GAO in its "creative accounting" justifies the deletion of a COL increase by saying that the COL has not increased. Have any of them checked the price of a gallon of gas, a loaf of bread, or a candy bar? A candy bar has increased 50% in the last 90 days. Wonder who buys THEIR gas and groceries? I thought the president was smarter than to accept the stupidity of that finding, and the downright hijacking of COL increases for seniors. It is dishonest and criminal.

Seniors paid into Social Security their whole lives. Those of us who still work are still paying into SS, Medicare, and Medicaid, although the majority of us do not receive Medicaid. No one is GIVING seniors anything. They have EARNED their Social Security benefits. The current crop of seniors weren't given a choice, and MANY not have retirement plans, or even 401K's available to them. This is ALL many of them have, and women are especially vulnerable, because this group is the last of the "stay-at-home moms", and the first of those who suffered through mass divorce because their husbands wanted younger models, and had to go back to work.

They're not done. The day will come when seniors will be herded into barracks, their social security kept as "support" by the government, minimum care and food provided, medical support withheld, and they'll be left there to die. Pay attention, folks. Once it becomes a fact, it remains, so this affects all those to come, as well

October 05 2011 at 11:20 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

For some reason it seems to be okay to disrespect the highest office in this country and it just goes on and on. Fine you don't like his politics and decisions. That is your right. But don't diminish the office. Shows a little about you. And Mr. Colbert if the only thing you have to talk about is a jingle shut up! No respect. Yes he deserves that. He was appointed to the oval office by the people.

October 05 2011 at 10:01 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to pcerse50's comment

First, Hank, Jr. did NOT disrespect the OFFICE of the presidency, and went to great lengths to emphasize that. You choose to say that, because it makes you look a little more tolerant than if you flat out said you were mad because of his disrespect for Obama. He is NOT required to appreciate or respect ANY president, just as you are not.

Mr. Obama was ELECTED, NOT appointed to the office by SOME of the people, not ALL of the people. It appears to be allright for people to go on tv, on line, in print, or anywhere else, and defame prior presidents, but one man's honest opinion, beause it did not flatter the sitting president, is enough to remove an ICON from the TV screen. That is obscene and prejudiced.

ESPN should be ashamed of itself. They are pandering to a particular political group, and it is shameful.
People have been permitted to call President Bush a murderer, among other horrible things, and that is ok with the press, but any disagreement with the current administration brings the wrath of the airwaves down upon a person. PUT HANK, JR. BACK ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, ESPN! Prove to us that you are not prejudiced against anyone who may disagree with your political stance and that you DO believe in free speech. What he said was not on MNF, and should not matter to you.

Whether one agrees or disagrees with what Hank, Jr. said, he DOES have the right to say it.. He did not choose a pretty analagy, but I will defend his right to say it, just as I will defend the liberals' right to say what they want to say about republicans. I am a died-in-the-wool democrat, but our party and our president has let us all down, particularly the most vulnerable of our populace, the poor and the elderly.

October 05 2011 at 10:48 AM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply

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