You know we are in a slooooooooooooooooooooooooow news cycle when the big news of the day is that MSNBC suspended commentator Mark Halperin IN-DEF-IN-ITE-LY LY ly ly ly <---(if text could echo) for calling Obama a "dick" on the show "Morning Joe."
This brings to light two burning question American's must have answered....First, WHO IS MARK HALPERIN?
Yeah I've heard of the guy, but this seriously could have gone totally unnoticed because it happened on MSNBC, a channel the even NBC has to be reminded exists, and the guy is a household name in his household only (I'm assuming).
The other burning question is, what did he do wrong?
Scarborough and Morning Joe Executive Producer Alex Korson said they were sorry for what happened.
“Certainly, [host] Mika [Brzezinski] and I also apologize to viewers,” Scarborough said. “And we hear this all the time — parents come up and say, ‘Hey, by the way, we don’t just watch the show, our kids watch the show.’”
It's nice that Morning Joe's audience allows their kids to watch the show. Most camera crews don't take their family to work, so I could understand why they wouldn't want them to hear that Obama is any four letter word...but isn't he one?
If there was a third burning question it would have to be whether or not the word was offensive, or if MSNBC just didn't like Halperin's target.
Sometimes, I have to wonder if these things happen as stunts to help double the number of viewer <---(not a typo) they have. In the end don't think this would be news, even in a slow news cycle like this, if the president was Republican.Add a comment
If you were to give Obama the same treatment Michele Bachmann has been getting over the last week and shake him like a snowglobe, how many flakes would he produce?
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I'm looking forward to the day where an adult is president again....
“If we do not have revenues, that means there are a bunch of kids out there who do not have college scholarships,” Obama said. “[It] might compromise the National Weather Services. It means we might not be funding critical medical research. It means food inspection might be compromised. I’ve said to Republican leaders, ‘You go talk to your constituents and ask them, “Are you willing to compromise your kids’ safety so some corporate-jet owner can get a tax break?”
More at National Journal
Is it really THAT simple?!? Wow...I never thought of it in such stark terms before. The boy wonder president never ceases to amaze with his ability to communicate so clearly what the stakes are in this debt fight. As good as this is I don't think he makes it clear enough. So I rewrote the money shot a few times to really illustrate to the American taxpayer how important this is.
Are you willing to compromise my war in Libya so some corporate-jet owner can get a tax break?
Are you willing to compromise funding abortion mills so some corporate-jet owner can get a tax break?
Are you willing to compromise vote entitling entitlements so some corporate-jet owner can get a tax break?
Are you willing to compromise my family's vacations so some corporate-jet owner can get a tax break?
Are you willing to compromise my ability to donate money to the church of big tobacco so some corporate-jet owner can get a tax break?
Are you willing to compromise Joe's hair plug allowance so some corporate-jet owner can get a tax break?
Are you willing to compromise Harry Reid's ongoing male hormone therapy so some corporate-jet owner can get a tax break?
Are you willing to compromise Nancy Pelosi's R&D in clean broom technology so some corporate-jet owner can get a tax break?
Are you willing to compromise Barney Frank's hush money so some corporate-jet owner can get a tax break?
Anyone who thinks "vital services" are actually at stake in this debt fight should visit Dirty Spending Secrets.Add a comment
Well look who took Churchill to heart about being a liberal at 40 (emphasis is mine)....
John Lennon was a closet Republican, who felt a little embarrassed by his former radicalism, at the time of his death - according to the tragic Beatles star's last personal assistant.
Fred Seaman worked alongside the music legend from 1979 to Lennon's death at the end of 1980 and he reveals the star was a Ronald Reagan fan who enjoyed arguing with left-wing radicals who reminded him of his former self....
"He was a very different person back in 1979 and 80 than he'd been when he wrote Imagine. By 1979 he looked back on that guy and was embarrassed by that guy's naivete."
More at The Toronto Sun
We have seen for a generation or so the product of what kind of leadership the narcissism of the 60's can produce...a lot of hippies never found their brain. Lennon's story is only shocking because of the icon he has become to the left. The saying attributed to Winston Churchill...
"If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty you have no brain."
...has so much traction because it's so true.
You have to wonder what the heck happened to make the guy who wrote "Imagine" lose his imagination, the most important ingredient needed to fall for liberal arguments, to say nothing of that song.
"Naivete" is the key word in all of this. Imagination covers over reason and allows you to accept whatever you want to believe, liberals proceed to act on their imagination with near reckless abandon for how the world really works.
This is why I really really REALLY wish my modest proposal to build a real life Matrix for anyone left of center shouldn't go unheeded. It wouldn't be hard to figure out who belongs there, at 18 everyone takes a test with questions like:
"What's a four-letter profanity for money"
If your answer is "what?"...CONGRATULATIONS! You answered the question correctly and get to live in the real world.
If your answer is "capitalism"...CONGRATULATIONS! You answered the question correctly and get to spend a lifetime in the Matrix trying to bend "reality" to your liberal will.
I'm telling you, this is a great idea. Liberals get the control they've always wanted, and conservatives get the freedom mankind has always deserved.
You know, I've had a funny feeling for a while about this for a while, but he was killed a week before I was born. I'm not a big believer of reincarnation, but it may finally explain why I've always had the hots for Yoko Ono.Add a comment
David Brooks over at the New York Times thinks Obama's presidential style has made him a great Senate majority leader. Which I guess could be a great compliment, if you're a crossing guard.
That's not a shot at Obama, because a crossing guards are technically leaders too.
The public follows crossing guards out into oncoming traffic solely on the sense of hope they provide that it's safe to cross. So they never make that call unless its safe for them to cross too.
The stop signs they carry contain a message they intend for everyone else to follow but them. If nobody wants to listen to them then they'll just get run over, and there isn't anything they can really do about it.
Basically, crossing guards are the teleprompterless, underachieving, yet more successful step-cousin of Barack Obama.
One major difference I can think of is that crossing guards have more executive experience, they assess the situation on the street, make a judgement call, and then they just go for it. They don't confer with the kids and their parents. They don't think about it for 40 days or sleep on it (whichever ends first).
If a bunch of cars pile up in the intersection they definitely don't go off and play golf to clear their head.
Does that mean a good leader has to be a dictator? No, but we are facing problems that could end America as we know it, and right now crossing guards are more decisive than the President of the United States.
For starters, I'm going to go out on a limb and say they'd probably hold that stop sign up against our debt as it approaches the limit line.
They probably don't bow to foreign cars either.
Also, for crossing guards this....
....means "stop." For Obama it means "do I need a manicure Mahmoud?"
We should start having co-presidents, one can get things done and make decisions, and the other can bask in the glow of adoration and the medias flashing cameras until epilepsy sets in.Add a comment
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The best email I've seen in a while.
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While hiking down along the border this morning, I saw a Muslim extremist fall into the Rio Grande River; he was struggling to stay afloat because of all the guns and bombs he was carrying.
Along with him was a Mexican who was also struggling to stay afloat because of the large backpack of drugs that was strapped to his back. If they didn't get help they'd surely drown.
Being a responsible Texan, and law abiding citizen, I know I have to help those in distress.
I immediately informed the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and Homeland Security.
It is now 4 pm, both have drowned, and neither authority has responded.
I'm starting to think I wasted two stamps...
Is Chris Wallace's latest Fox News Sunday stunt the meat in a controversy sandwich that he's building?
Well is she? Did Wallace miss her debate performance in New Hampshire?
Unless she's his lab rat for some psychology thesis, what purpose does the question serve? She's not going to say yes.
While Wallace did apologize, what makes Michele Bachmann the lucky recipient of such a question when the left itself is a bunch of flakes...
Here's a snowflake (one of a kind that melts under heat).
Here's a cornflake (no explanation needed here).
and then we have...
At the time this was, somehow, supposed to be a compliment because "THEY'RE GRRRRRRRREAT!" Which is something crack addicts say about what they use to frost their flakes, so it's a good thing President Obama didn't endorse Kellogs's "kindness" in any way
....I guess it's a thing us flake-haters can't understand.
In any case, take these flakes deep fry and cheese stuff them, and you have completed your recipe for liberalism.
That's why the country falls for them so much, they look tasty enough to binge on. After a short while your ass explodes, your depth perception gets screwed up because your second chin blocks your view of the floor, your appetite for anything healthy starts to fade.
Michele Bachmann isn't a flake, like any other conservative that sticks to their principles she would be more like the fat-burning workout the country needs to shed itself of its disgusting habits and feel good about itself again.
Oh geez Michele, why do you have to make the limb so wobbly? The MSM is going to bust her pretty hard for this. I sure do hope they don't ask her when Iowa became one of the 57 states, or if she owns any television sets from the 1920's. In other words, this is a much easier "mistake" to make than ones made by the frosted flakes (in fairness her campaign still contends it's not mistake and does justify that position).
But still...help a conservative brother out Michele!Add a comment
It's always entertaining to watch liberals like Maureen Dowd in her latest column trip over their own brilliance. Starting off with...
HE was born this way.
Not bisexual. Not even bipartisan. Just binary.
Our president likes to be on both sides at once.....
...and conclude with...
With each equivocation, the man in the Oval Office shields his identity and cloaks who the real Barack Obama is.
He should draw inspiration from the gay community: one thing gays have to do, after all, is declare who they are at all costs.
On some of the most important issues facing this nation, it is time for the president to come out of the closet.
Wasn't that SO clever how it wasn't about being gay.....and then it was? Is there any wonder why liberals get out of their leaders what their ideology puts into our system?
All they ever are is a confused hot mess of indecision, so of course the president they propagandize for would be too.
That's because liberalism at its core is something that doesn't sell well to most of the country. Obama's "obviously Christian" views on gay marriage are "evolving" because most of the country disagrees with his actual support for it.
He commits our military to action in Libya so he can point to at least one instance where America doesn't have a timid wilting flower of a President, and riding Bush's coattails on Afghanistan and Iraq isn't cutting it.....so he flexes this manhood while hiding behind the NATO skirt being worn by France.
He likes to lead from behind because it's not in liberalism's DNA to lead for real. Now we're stuck with President Buttsniffer. That's why his unofficial tag line when he bows before foreign leaders is "turn around."
When you think about it, it does kind of make sense that "leading from behind" is the only way to really guide gay marriage policy, or force rich people to "spread the wealth."
"Leading from behind" is actually the perfect way to nutshell liberalism's effect on America.
I guess the point is that "bi" means "gay in denial" and Obama should just join the side they're on already. So he should heed Dowd's advice and...
Trade in the blue ties for pink ones
Stimulate the economy by signaling it's time to buy stock in the company that owns Virginia Slims.
Hatch a deficit reduction scheme that includes participation in a special edition of some Home and Garden show with a "partner" as they work with a real estate agent to sell the White House. (not sell out, he's already done that)
He needs to just be himself, then the rest of the nation can finally join conservatives in realizing that we have leadership we can believe in...changing.Add a comment