Colbert lauds Boeing's 'refreshing denial of human dignity'

Nov 30, 2012 Full story: www.seattlepi.com 11

Boeing's intention to deny pension benefits to same-sex spouse survivors of employees is a "refreshing denial of human dignity" and "blatant devaluing of gay partners," Stephen Colbert proclaimed Thursday.

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david traversa

Argentina

#1 Nov 30, 2012
What does "refreshing denial, etc." mean ?! Did he mean "this fresh denial"? How can a denial be "refreshing" ? Is it sarcasm or just the latest addition to American culture?
Dartyl

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#2 Nov 30, 2012
Way to go Boeing !!!

Thank you !!!

“TAKIA AND TA TONKA”

Since: Aug 08

HAPPY TOGETHER!!!

#3 Nov 30, 2012
Dartyl wrote:
Way to go Boeing !!!
Thank you !!!
Boeing should be prepared for the lawsuit that more than likely will take place!!!
SirAndrew

Honolulu, HI

#4 Nov 30, 2012
david traversa wrote:
What does "refreshing denial, etc." mean ?! Did he mean "this fresh denial"? How can a denial be "refreshing" ? Is it sarcasm or just the latest addition to American culture?
Yikes. Are you really this clueless?? If it's Colbert, OF COURSE it's sarcasm. And refreshing is correct. If you'll give me your address, I'll be glad to send you a dollar so you can buy a clue.

Since: Apr 08

Chagrin Falls, OH

#5 Dec 1, 2012
david traversa wrote:
What does "refreshing denial, etc." mean ?! Did he mean "this fresh denial"? How can a denial be "refreshing" ? Is it sarcasm or just the latest addition to American culture?
Stephen Colbert has a popular comedy "news show" where he pretends to be a right-wing supporter. It's all very sarcastic and filled with spot-on observations about conservative hypocrisy.

You can find Stephen Colbert on the web at a variety of sites including his own site at http://www.colbertnation.com/

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#6 Dec 1, 2012
Sadly, a lot of conservatives take Colbert SERIOUSLY and he is very popular with the righties. I'm not sure if they GET the joke, or just agree with the bogus outrage of Colbert.

I read once that Archie Bunker was popular because a lot of viewers AGREED with his hateful character's views and LIKED seeing those opinions spouted.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#7 Dec 1, 2012
The word you are looking for isn't "sarcasm".

It's "irony".
Berkeley Barb

San Francisco, CA

#9 Dec 1, 2012
SirAndrew wrote:
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Yikes. Are you really this clueless?? If it's Colbert, OF COURSE it's sarcasm. And refreshing is correct. If you'll give me your address, I'll be glad to send you a dollar so you can buy a clue.
Why would you expect someone in Argentina to know who Colbert is?
JrEsq

El Segundo, CA

#10 Dec 1, 2012
Berkeley Barb wrote:
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Why would you expect someone in Argentina to know who Colbert is?
Why would anyone expect David Traversa to know anything?

Since: Apr 08

Chagrin Falls, OH

#11 Dec 1, 2012
Berkeley Barb wrote:
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Why would you expect someone in Argentina to know who Colbert is?
Anyone who surfs the English-language Internet can't help but encounter American cultural references. If they only occasionally visited American sites they might miss out on references like Stephen Colbert, but if they spend much time on American political or news sites they would be bound to encounter references to him.
Berkeley Barb

San Francisco, CA

#12 Dec 1, 2012
Gay And Proud wrote:
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Anyone who surfs the English-language Internet can't help but encounter American cultural references. If they only occasionally visited American sites they might miss out on references like Stephen Colbert, but if they spend much time on American political or news sites they would be bound to encounter references to him.
True G&P, but honestly I was only mildly aware of him myself until the last few months. Not having cable TV could be part of it. In any case, I don't think there was any call for Sir Andrew to be mean to him about it. There are too many mean people here, which is why I don't visit so often or register my account since I returned from the UK.

There are also a lot of nice people here too.(Like you, I see) I hope once I'm settled back here in Berkeley to come back more often, but with all the trolls who seem to live here, I admit to being hesitant.... Cheers.

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