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This episode focuses on the Snowquester, Voting Rights Act, and welcomes artist Brendan O'Connell to the show to discuss his series of paintings inspired by Wal-Mart.
The show starts off with the weather. Al gore should be rolling in his grave right now. It is March and it is still winter. The Weather Channel has been in charge of naming the winter storms. They called the most recent winter storm Saturn but they should be calling it Uranus because that is where they are pulling the names out of. However, Snowquester is a better name. We should name all of storms based on what is on TV and what type of storm it is.
The next news topic of the show discusses the Voting Rights Act. Colbert has always been a big fan of the Civil Rights movement. He heard MLK’s I Have a Dream speech in person when he was in mother’s womb. The law that banned silencing African Americans has come before the Supreme Court.
Bert Rein, an attorney from Alabama, says that racism is dead. There is no need for the Voting Rights Act anymore. The act only attacks states with a history of racial discrimination. States like Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Virginia, Texas, Arizona, South Carolina, Louisiana and Alaska are “victims”.
Sadly, Alaska has had a history of picking on their black population: Bryan. He is a nice guy. Racism is over. The end was marked by Mississippi when they outlawed slavery four weeks ago or when Ross dated Aisha Tyler on Friends. Julian Bond had of NAACP talks with Colbert via satellite. Racism has increased when President Obama took office. Colbert asks if a little voter intimidation is a good thing. Maybe enslaving Mexicans is our next step if we repeal the 13th amendment. Justice Anthony Scalia is an a-hole.
The episode features artist Brendan O'Connell that produce a series of paintings inspired by Wal-Mart. He goes into the stores and takes pictures of certain aspects of the store. Then he goes home and paints the scenery.
This episode was a very interesting one. Julian Bond was the best part and the guest may have been the weakest this week. The Colbert Report airs on Comedy Central.