Archive for March 22, 2010
$78.00 — that would be seventy eight dollars (how many hours do you have to work to make that much money?) — for a pair of flip-flops?
As of 11:38 p.m ET, big shot Washington, D.C. “journalist” Howard Fineman doesn’t have anything to say about the birther remark he made today on Olbermann, about Obama being from Kenya.
Oh, P.S. This would be the “liberal” MSNBC we’re talkin’ about here.
Egyptian Mohammed Ali Zinhom, 25, attempts a new Guinness World Record for doing push ups on the 2 fingers of his right hand only, in front of the historical site of the Giza Pyramids, Egypt, Monday, March 8, 2010. Zinhom recorded 46 push ups in 49 seconds. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Yikes, I forgot where this one came from but it’s too good to trash (apologies to the author!):
Take a minute to think about that because that’s Fox’s notion of “fair and balanced” in a nutshell.
And this from socratic:
Howard Fineman on Countdown w/Keith Olbermann not three minutes ago: “Obama comes from a country of long distance runners [Kenya?] and was one.”
A “mistake” like that isn’t a mistake, it’s what Howard Fineman believes after marinating in Washington, D.C., a town dominated by Republithink for 30 years.
Just watched CNN’s new show, “John King USA.” King hosted Dana Bash and Jesssica Yellin in a segment titled “Wall to Wall.” King kept referring to Bash and Yellin as “ladies” but he didn’t tell the audience that he and Bash are married for God’s sake.
This is enough for me to write “John King USA” off for good. He can’t be trusted to reveal his conflicts of interest and, to say the least, cozy associations that might influence what we hear on “the most trusted name in news.”
Now not to take responsibility:
I’m listening to a caller to the Thom Hartmann radio show. He says he’s “an old guy,” and a Vietnam vet. He says he’s against the health care bill passed yesterday because when the government gets involved things fall apart. Then he says he gets his health care from the Veteran’s Administration, which has treated him well, and his wife is on Medicare.
Oy yoy yoy.
Birther Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX), the man who called Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) a “baby killer” last night while he was at the podium talking about the health care bill, is now trying to convince us that he was referring to the bill itself, not to Stupak:
In the heat and emotion of the debate, I exclaimed the phrase “it’s a baby killer” in reference to the agreement reached by the Democratic leadership.
While I remain heartbroken over the passage of this bill and the tragic consequences it will have for the unborn, I deeply regret that my actions were mistakenly interpreted as a direct reference to Congressman Stupak himself.
I don’t believe that for a second.
Yesterday, when Rep. Steve King (R-IN) spoke to Tea Partiers gathered outside the Capitol, he suggested it might be necessary for his state to secede, or for the Tea Partiers to form their own country:
KING: I just came down here so I could say to you, God bless you. … You are the awesome American people. [...]
If I could start a country with a bunch of people, they’d be the folks who were standing with us the last few days. Let’s hope we don’t have to do that! Let’s beat that other side to a pulp! Let’s take them out. Let’s chase them down. There’s going to be a reckoning!
Not only that but his language in general suggests violence in response to passage of the bill…by duly elected representatives no less. I thought these guys were all for the Constitution.
Only in Washington, where “reporters” have been marinating in conservative spin for years, and the notion of “fair and balanced” means you’ve got to include a mention of both sides, no matter what, could someone write that John Boehner Boner and Mitch McConnell are winners in the health care vote.
This morning, during an interview on an Arizona radio station, John McCain said, “There will be no cooperation for the rest of the year. They have poisoned the well in what they’ve done and how they’ve done it.”
Ah, far as I know, there hasn’t been any GOP cooperation since January 20, 2009 so what’s new, big tough guy John?
My God, the Republicans are such spoiled brats. If they don’t get their way they take their ball and stomp off the playground.
Judging from my tweets and some of the things I’ve read this morning, it seems that the new Tea Party chant is “No government takeover of congress.” What? A “government” takeover of congress sounds pretty good to me. After all, the people are the government. Better that than what seems to be happening: a corporate takeover of congress.