Just back come after jumping the pond to find that a) Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have apparently announced competing Glenn Beckish rallies on the Mall (or is that at the mall?) for October 30—and that Stephen has just delivered typically wacky but biting testimony before Congress on farm workers, which some GOPers on the panel did not appreciate.

After eight days off, DAYBOOK will return this weekend. For now, here’s a link to the Colbert vs. Congress appearance, plus the video. GOPers complain here.

And just one of his quips, as usual in the persona of a faux Fox Newsman: "This is America. I don’t want a tomato picked by a Mexican. I want it picked by an American, then sliced by a Guatemalan, and served by a Venezuelan in a spa where a Chilean gives me a Brazilian." But, kidding aside, Stephen has a good history of support on this issue, even working the fields himself, for one day, to testify how hard it is.