On the April 11 edition of his nationallysyndicated radio program, in a discussion with Media Research Centerfounder and president L. Brent Bozell III, Neal Boortz said, "I'mon 'Media Morons' today." Bozell responded,"Congratulations." Boortz continued, "Yeah, because I saidyesterday on the air that I would make a lousy Mexican because I was trying touse one of those floor buffers and it tossed me around ... when any Mexicanworth his salt would be able to do that without getting hurt." As[...]
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Thank goodness for Chris Matthews' pea-sized brain and ginormous mouth: Just when that NYT profile had me feeling a little bad for him as a deeply insecure guy who secretly suspects he's outreaching his actual abilities, he reaffirms exactly why I loathe him.
Media Matters transcript:
SHUSTER: Well, here's the other thing that we saw on the tape, Chris, is that, when Obama went in, he was offered coffee, and he said, "I'll have orange juice."
SHUSTER: He did.
And it's just one of those sort of weird things. You know, when the owner of the diner says, "Here, have some coffee," you say, "Yes, thank you," and, "Oh, can I also please have some orange juice, in addition to this?" You don't just say, "No, I'll take orange juice," and then turn away and start shaking hands. That's what happens [unintelligible] --
MATTHEWS: You don't ask for a substitute on the menu.
MATTHEWS: David, what a regular guy. You could do this.
There are too many problems to begin to address here. I mean, never mind getting paid for this shit -- they aren't fired immediately for wasting the resources of their employer? These are the guardians of our public political discourse?
My mind can't even begin to encompass the outrage of meaningful questions like that, so rather than attempting to dissect the vapidity of a form that thinks discussing what a candidate ordered in a diner is reasonable political commentary, let's think about the substance (such as it is) of what Matthews and Shuster said.
First of all, at the most concrete practical level possible, Obama is there to shake hands. But he should order two drinks? With what appendage can we then expect him to shake hands? Wouldn't you love to see the reporting on that -- Shuster and Matthews all atwitter that Obama didn't shake people's hands because he got greedy with the beverages.
Second, suddenly coffee-drinking is a requirement of candidacy? What's up with the OJ-scorn? Do Matthews and Shuster hate Florida and the other fine orange-producing states of this great nation?
Third, "substitute" doesn't mean what Matthews thinks it means. So I'm going to school him on that one. (But first, to establish my regular-guy authority to speak of diners, I will note that in each of the last two towns I've lived in, there's been a diner waitress who knew my regular order.)
A substitution is when you're ordering a meal and ask to have one of the components of said meal replaced with another. Perhaps you ask for fresh fruit to replace the bacon in your lumberjack breakfast, to choose a hearty-regular-guy-eating-a-big-meal example that I predict will send a thrill up Tweety's leg. Asking for orange juice as a stand-alone order? Not substituting.
And if your waitress likes you -- an experience Tweety may never have had -- you damn well can substitute.
No, those idiots are the ones who don't know how you work a damn diner. Shoot, they apparently don't know how you order in one.
On the April 10edition of MSNBC's Hardball, NBC News Washington bureau chief TimRussert said of Sen. John McCain: "[T]he perception right now of McCainis someone who's experienced, someone who they see not of the Republicanbrand or the Bush brand, but of the maverick brand. Now, I think a lot of thatmay change, Chris, come a general election, in a fall election, hotlycompetitive." While asserting that the"perception right now" is that McCain is "of the maverick brand," Russert did not in any[...]
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I think I found a new hero….Mr. Nolan shows some common sense I’d say. You go Barry! Kinda reminds me of the good old Al Franken days. (h/t DavidS) I’m sure BillO will send his camera goons to track him down and harrass him.CN8?s Barry Nolan says Fox News bigfoot Bill O?Reilly is ?a [...]
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In 1990, President George H.W. Bush vetoed a civil rights bill requiring employers to show a “business necessity” to screening out women or minority applicants, arguing that it would impose quotas for hiring minorities. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) voted to sustain Bush’s veto — a veto that survived by only one vote in the Senate. Last weekend, McCain was unapologetic for his vote, calling the issue “more complicated in the 90s” and repeating the false argument that it would have led to quotas. Seven years earlier, McCain had also voted against the creation of a holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., though he now calls that vote a “mistake.”
(HT: Huffington Post)
I got nothing.Tank is empty.But of course, that has never stopped me from writing scads of words before. Heh.Ahem.Ahem.The bad news is relentless and the good news is overwhelming. Seeing so many smart and creative people writing such[...]
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The ideological inspiration for the current American 'left'
The level of sheer vitriolic nastiness, baseball cap to the knees tactics (aka Tonya Harding politics) and jackbooted enforcement of political correctness by the current American political left has been nothing short of astonishing as all divisions are bared by the current Hillary Rodham Clinton-Barack Obama steel cage death match (click here for a wonderful and fun little treat all too symbolic of what passes for politics any more in our Idocracy. I have not in my three years or so of blogging ever seen such shrillness, crying mommy, cyber bullying, censorship and caterwauling over assuaging the feelings of the identity based groups who have attached themselves to the gigantic hog at the feeding trough that is the Democratic party in the same spirit of their much savvier brethren in the Republican sty.
The carnage has been unbelievable as the surrogates of Mrs. Clinton and their angry army of post-menopausal crusaders hunt the blogosphere in packs swarming, intimidating and spreading outright lies and propaganda while enforcing pressure on blog owners and admins to stigmatize, censor and ban any who don't use the utmost deference in planting big, wet sloppy kisses on the Queen's ass. I have personally been a party to some of this and faced as withering an attack as anything that I ever faced when fighting the right and what made it so bizarre is that those who once were firmly aligned with those fighting to beat back the tide of American fascism are now reduced to the 'my team vs your team' identity based politics that the modern Democratic party milk to continue their con game in passing themselves off as any sort of legitimate opposition entity.
The most kick ass club in the bag for the legions of Hillemmings is the dreaded 'misogynist' card which has been dealt from the bottom of the deck most recently by that preening little British fag Elton John. 'Sir' John, the madman across the water is the abosolute last person who should be lecturing anybody on the finer points of gender based etiquette and lecturing Americans for their misogyny, it's like being given an ethics lesson by Karl Rove or being taught table manners by Jeffrey Dahmer and it earned him a spot on Keith Olbermann's Worst Person In The World list last night, jusfifiably so. We have enough problems with fanatical Zionists and the American high rolling Jews who largely back Clinton and meddling in our domestic political system and no advice from a pole smoking Englishman is necessary. Let's face it, we have enough of our own fucking problems in retaining our national sovereignty in an increasingly hostile globalist world. Besides, the misogyny thing just doesn't work with Mrs. Clinton no matter how much her stooges and public relations hacks want you to think so, this is a woman who is the penultimate elitist, was a high powered corporate lawyer, a Wal-Mart board member and currently a U.S. Senator so where exactly did she smack into that glass ceiling like a fly into a windshield?
The entire thing is just total horseshit and the Establishment is desperate to do anything that is possible to take out Obama and roll out the red carpet for the return of the globalist Clinton crime family. In some of the darker corners of the internet there are already sinister connections being made between Saint Barack and the dead homosexual choirmaster at Reverend Wright's Chicago church (making it pretty evident that the pocket media continues to flail away at the Wright sideshow) that are largely being pimped by members of the Lyndon LaRouche network. The high priest of conspiracy (who occasionally does have points of some merit) has already come out in favor of Clinton and is throwing his very substantial weight behind what is going to be a coordinated smear campaign with the Rupert Murdoch/Richard Mellon Scaife media empires to savagely take down Obama when the time comes. He was only supposed to be a ringer designed to make this sham democracy look like the real thing for the rubes and buffons in idiot America but then he got bigger ideas and went off the reservation. Judging from the percolating of such slime I predict that the mother of all racist/anti-Semitic smart bombs is being put together to forever terminate the candidacy of Mr. Obama with extreme prejudice. I had this prediction result in censorship at another site that I immensely respect for it's ability to be inclusive and open to all opinions but Clinton surrogates flooded the admins with cries of foul and it was hidden. We will see what happens and there is no fucking way in Hell that the Clintons are going to allow an usurper to that which they are entitled.
Hell, you saw what happened to Air America's Randi Rhodes who was suspended by that faux left radio network for making reference to Mrs. Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro as "fucking whores"(at least she didn't call them fucking fascist cunts) during a non-network sponsored appearance that exposed the 'liberal' network as nothing more than a propaganda arm of the corrupt Democratic party. Rhodes who had become increasingly critical of Rodham-Clinton was sold down the river much like Mike Malloy was a year or so ago by Air America and like Malloy managed to land another gig pretty quickly at Nova M Radio which is a bit more open minded when it comes to telling it like it is although I am not down with having to cough up the coin to subscribe not that I am a huge fan of the often obnoxious Rhodes anyway. Such is the state of free speech in Murka post 9/11 where every dissenter is a potential Al Qaeda member, war is peace, ignorance is knowledge and freedom is slavery.
I would rail on at length about the abomination that is the 'left' but will leave that for another time, suffice it to say that the real left was laid to waste by a long-running, coordinated fascist campaign that changed the language, erased our history, destroyed the unions and allowed a bunch of dope smoking, long haired, baby killing, sodomy worshipping, holier than thou identity based cliques to fill the vacuum and we as Americans have been suffering for it ever since.
Think about THAT the next time that you gas up your car or go buy groceries, what you are dealing with now is the triumph of fascism that only was made possible by the hijacking of the REAL left by the effete, politically correct snobs and cheese eating limousine liberals. I have made my break with the bitches and bastards, let them chew on each other until there is nothing left, I am finished with the bogus left-right paradigm.
Monkey See, Monkey Do: Nice to see our friends the money grubbing, communist, totalitarian Chinese playing the same fear cards of their American cohorts in attempting to distract from the international outrage over their brutal crackdown against Tibetian protestors with surprise, surprise - an Al Qaeda threat to the Olympics. The fucking chinks are going to use the Bejing games this summer to showcase what a wonderful country that they have much like Hitler did in Berlin back in 1936. I would strongly recommend boycotting anything related to the 2008 Olympics - which are antiquated, overly commercialized, boring and just plain suck to begin with - over the human rights abuses of the Chinese government. The paramilitary goon squad dubbed the men in blue who have been assigned to escort the olympic torch across the world and who have beaten protestors is an outrage and that such groups are allowed to operate on American soil is just another example of how the global criminals and Wall Street looters and their finely pefumed political whores have sold their souls to the company store.
Coming Up on Sunday Kos ....
- brownsox will analyze the 2008 Senate races and rank them according to competitiveness.
- DemFromCT will discuss recent national, state and local pandemic exercises and drills, and explain why every exercise is a success... even if it leaves us less than prepared.
- Glenn Greenwald will be here along with mcjoan to discuss his new book, Great American Hypocrites: Toppling the Big Myths of Republican Politics.
- Devilstower will tackle the "Cult of the Professional," that continues to insist that those being paid for disseminating news are somehow holding the bastions of civilization against the barbarians at the Internet gate.
- DarkSyde will dissect one illustrative example of Tim Russert's "fair and balanced" approach.
- SusanG will review David Brock’s and Paul Waldman’s Free Ride: John McCain and the Media.
Barack Obama told a fundraising event in San Francisco that Pennsylvanians are bitter. According to The Huffington Post:"You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of smalltowns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone[...]
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Reporting on comments made by Sen. BarackObama during an April 10 speech in Gary, Indiana, an April 11 post onABCNews.com's Political Radar blog stated: " 'AlQaeda is not in Ir --' said Obama at which point he caught himself andfinished the sentence by saying: 'the key Al Qaeda leadership is notbased in Iraq.' " The post, attributed to "ABC News' SunlenMiller and Teddy Davis," also stated: "The Democratic frontrunner's near gaffe was quicklyseized on by aides to presumptive Republican nominee[...]
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