Archive for July 26, 2011
If you don’t know about Tim DeChristopher — and you probably don’t — please take the time to read this: The Courage to Stop Pretending: Tim DeChristopher Sentenced.
If our media was truly liberal, he’d be all over it and we’d all know about how he tried to save the planet.
Oh, and don’t forget: The banksters are still lying on the beach in the Hamptons.
This would be Pat Buchanan, the former Republican presidential candidate and a guy MSNBC (that liberal bastion) holds out as their wise old sage:
Today, in a World Net Daily op-ed, failed presidential candidate and conservative pundit Pat Buchanan offers an example of the ethnic bigotry and racial insensitivity that has come to define him. Offering his take on the horrendous terrorist attacks in Norway, Buchanan joined the Wall Street Journal and the Jerusalem Post in arguing that the far-right extremist perpetrator Anders Breivik may have had a valid point.
As for a climactic conflict between a once-Christian West and an Islamic world that is growing in numbers and advancing inexorably into Europe for the third time in 14 centuries, on this one, Breivik may be right, [Buchanan said].
There are lots of posts up about this today but for the most part the wording of the articles are way too deferential to home boy Pat. (You know: misspoke and stuff like that.) It’s time to cut through the crap. Pat thinks mowing some people down (liberals and Muslims I presume) is, hey, a good thing.
He’d be off the air if he was an Ed Schultz, a Cenk Uygur or a Keith Olbermann, all MSNBC’ers who’ve been disciplined or fired for not being a part of the establishment. So, this is “the establishment??
This is the headline at FoxNation.com right now (5:19 p.m. ET):
Wow. Sounds like everybody — EVERYBODY! — wants congress to reduce spending, right?
Not exactly. When propaganda is the name of the game, all it takes to put up a screaming headline like that is the word of one single measly GOP aide who just might (ya think? have a dog in this fight:
Telephone calls and emails flooded into the Capitol Tuesday, overwhelming the phone system and slowing computer servers after President Barack Obama urged voters Monday night to support the Democrats’ debt-ceiling plan.
An internal email sent around to U.S. House offices said “House Telephone Circuits Near Capacity” and told users, “Due to the high volume of external calls, House telephone circuits serving 202-225-XXXX phone numbers are near capacity resulting in outside callers occasionally getting busy signals.”
One Senate Republican aide credited some of the increased phone traffic to Mr. Obama’s speech but added that the callers to Republican offices aren’t backing the president’s approach. “The majority of calls that our offices have received have all been calls to reduce spending,” the aide said.
So, if all you saw was the headline, and you didn’t click on the title and read the actual article — carefully — you’d think yes, that EVERYONE wants congress to reduce spending.
Here’s yet another indication D.C. isn’t listening to We the People:
What if pollsters asked Americans which concerns them more: The prospect of tax hikes on people like them, or the possibility of cuts to Medicare and Social Security?
Well, a new National Journal poll released today has done just that. And by a sizable margin, a plurality is more concerned about cuts to entitlements than about paying more taxes. It’s yet another sign that the public is on the Dems’ side in this fight.
Here’s the key finding, from the internals of the poll, which were sent my way by National Journal:
In the debate over proposals to increase the federal debt ceiling, which of the folllowing possible outcomes concern you most?
A default on the federal debt that could raise interest rates for things like mortgages and consumer loans: 17
An agreement that raises taxes on people like you: 17
An agreement that authorizes too much federal spending in the next few years: 19
An agreement that cuts too much from government programs like Medicare and Social Security: 39
Hike our taxes before you cut our “entitlements.” GOT THAT WASHINGTON?!
Oh my God. Read this with the “definition” of insanity in mind:
One word: Despair.
Well now, this is presidential:
Donald Trump has some advice for the Republican Party. The New York real estate tycoon went on “Fox & Friends” Monday morning and told the hosts that if the GOP wants to ensure that President Barack Obama isn’t re-elected, all it has to do is not make any deals with Democrats and default on Aug. 2.
That from a guy who’s still considering running for president in 2012 because, why? He loves the country and he respects the democratic process and all that? Wow.
You won’t see this on teevee tonight (but you would if it involved the Tea Party):
With a turn-out that seeks to make the Tea Party jealous, Moveon.org, Campaign For America’s Future and the Rebuild The Dream Movement are encouraging 20,000 supporters to protest on Capitol Hill against the debt ceiling “compromise.” For those who can’t make the trek to DC, the groups are calling for members to protest outside their local district office.
Organized by the burgeoning Dream movement the protests are an effort to galvanize the force of separate progressive organizations into a uniformed movement that rivals and counteracts the Tea Party’s influence on Washington.
The local protests are happening today; they were organized over just the last 24-hours. Here are a few pictures, more of which you can find here (click on the bottom to activate the roll):
Here are some interesting, crazy facts about our obsession with lawns.
That was a pitiful speech you gave last night Obama. I mean, we’ve heard it all before: “Bipartisan.” “I’m confident.” “Our friends across the aisle.”
Next time, just stand there and point to this graph:
We have to raise the debt ceiling to pay for Bush’s spending; for things we’ve already committed to; things we’ve already put on the credit card. Say that.