Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ya' Just Gotta Love It!

I have to admit that this really made my day! It's been a rough couple of days, on a personal level, so it's good to come up for air and see that the White House is trashing Glenn Beck!  That's right!

The Washington Examiner’s Liz Barrett notes that the White House blog tried to fact check Glenn Beck today… The official White House blog post for Wednesday said Fox News shows a blatant “disregard for the facts,” listing a litany of Glenn Beck rethoric that does not match up with reality. The post was written by staffer Jesse [...]

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Was 9/11 An Inside Job?

Well, was it?
There remains probable cause to indict and charge top officials, George W. Bush himself, for the crimes we call '911'. And, last time I checked, there was no 'statute of limitation' on mass murder, war crimes [see: US Codes, Title 18, Section 2441] or high treason! The evidence against Bush, Cheney and a gang of NEOCON crooks will prove in court that [...]
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Pay Attention

Maybe it's time for all of us to pay more attention to stories like this one:

A few quick updates so far today... The #1 recommended story over at dKos at this moment: "FBI Whistleblower says Neocons Negotiated Iraq Invasion with Foreign Agents in Summer 2001". Good. We thank diarist "The Anomaly" for noticing. Hopefully many others will begin digging into Phil Giraldi's mind-blowing cover story interview [...]

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Finally, Some Agressive Questioning

I didn't catch all of the Sunday talkers today (heck, it was all-Obama, All-the-time), but this makes it look like David Gregory did a pretty good job in dealing with another guest on another topic.

RNC Chairman Michael Steele recently sent out a fundraising letter saying that President Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress are attempting a “socialist power grab.” Today on NBC’s Meet the Press, host David Gregory pressed House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) on whether such language was appropriate. Boehner tried to dodge the question, insisting that [...]

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Fox News vs The World

Let's just make it really simple. Lying isn't good. My momma taught me that years ago.  Fox News must not have listened.

As HuffPost's Jason Linkins reported earlier today, Fox News took out a full-page ad in the Friday addition of the Washington Post to boast about its coverage of the Tea Party protests last weekend in D.C. and also to goad its rivals by asking "How Did ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, and CNN Miss This Story?" A number of these networks didn't take the Fox News ad lying down, and fired back, saying the ad was "just false." CNN's Rick Sanchez gave [...]

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Thursday, September 17, 2009


I sometime miss the "good old days". Mary, Mama, et all.

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Good Work

The ACORN Debate

ACORN has drawn fire from critics almost since day-one, but the allegations have gotten stronger and the organization finds itself defending the operation more and more frequently. Kudos to MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan for trying to some extremely combative guests in check this morning:

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What Health Care Proposal?

To the best of my ability to dig through it, I just can't throw my mind or heart behind the health care reform bill proposed yesterday. There appear to be so doggone many holes in it, compared to the promises that won the election for democrats. Great discussion, focused around an op-ed piece in today's New York Times:

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Glenn Beck Saga Continues

Fact-checking, my friend, is the rule, not just a suggestion. Someday, somebody, will get back to the basics. Or not.

TVNewser has FNC’s Senior Vice President of Development Joel Cheatwood offering an utterly unconvincing defense for Glenn Beck getting caught up in a hoax concerning ACORN… Joel Cheatwood, FNC’s SVP of Development tells TVNewser, “As Glenn has steadfastly maintained throughout the show’s coverage of this latest ACORN scandal, the individuals on the tapes are not the [...]

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Who's The Nut?

This should have been his first clue that maybe, just maybe, that little outburst wasn't quite appropriate.  I know, it's free speech and all, but a little common sense should come into play, too.

Congressman Joe Wilson's wife Roxanne has waded into the fray with this campaign video supporting her husband as he continues to be criticized for his outburst during president Obama's speech to Congress. She says she spoke with her husband after Obama's speech and asked him, "Joe, who's the nut that hollered out, 'you lie'?'" When he told her [...]

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Change of Plans

We criticized this idea, so it's only fair to let you know that the plans have changed. Darn smart move, I'd say.

Last week, the Arlington Independent School District in Texas decided not to show President Obama’s address to students because it reportedly didn’t want to interrupt its regularly scheduled lesson plans. However, the district did determine that it would be worthwhile to bus 600 fifth-graders off-campus on Sept. 21 to hear President Bush speak. After [...]

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

So Sad

It just doesn't get much more tragic than this - disappearing just before your wedding.

Bloody clothes and other evidence of a crime scene have been found inside the building where missing Yale University student Annie Le was last seen, police sources said Saturday. The discovery may dash hopes that Le, whose wedding Sunday has been[...]

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Friday, September 11, 2009


It's Friday, and we always like to share a little excellence at the end of the week. For today, We Are #37.  And that is NOT a good thing.

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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

The Big Speech

President Obama will be up against a tough audience we he talks about Health Care Reform Wednesday night; a lot of folks on BOTH sides of the aisle are none-too-happy with the way things are (or are NOT) coming together. This had better be one of his best performances, if he has any hope of getting substantive changes through congress.
There’s a no-nonsense woman on Capitol Hill who trains newly elected members of Congress on how to become legislators. Her name is Judy Schneider, and one of the first lessons she teaches is that to move legislation, members need to be intimately familiar with the bill’s politics, policy and [...]

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Monday, September 07, 2009

Labor Day Laugh

Via Huffington Post - talk about your smart dog!

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Sunday, September 06, 2009

A Different Way of Looking at it

Interesting take on the ultimate impact of this weekend's resignation from the Obama Administration.

That’s right, you heard me. Van Jones defeats Glenn Beck. The big news of the night is that Van Jones, the President’s advisor on green jobs and the economy, has resigned under pressure from far-right brownshirts. On the surface this disappointing, to say the least. Jones has proven himself to be a creative and effective advocate [...]

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Global Warming?

Sure looks that way.  By the way, did you know that you contribute to global warming every time you do a  Google search?

The trends are not looking good. CNN: Arctic temperatures in the 1990s reached their warmest level of any decade in at least 2,000 years, new research indicates. The study presents new evidence that [...]

Friday, September 04, 2009

Fun With Franken

I must admit that I'm a bit impressed by Al Franken's performance in dealing with constituents. I met him when he appeared in Little Rock and found him a bit stand-off-ish. I don't sense that in this video.

Attention U.S. Senators: This is how it's done

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The School Speech Debate

It's just mind-boggling to me that Obama's planned speech for school kids has turned into such fodder for a political argument. Does every parent run to change the channel whenever the president comes on TV? What if, by chance, they're at a friend's house when the president pops up.  Do the other parents have to provide ear plugs? Do they really think this president has the power to completely take control of every child's mind by talking about staying in school and working hard?

And, here's the way CNN tackled the debate:

CNN's Roberts and Martin Confront Jim Greer Over His Fear Mongering on Obama's Speech to Students

By the way, here's another MSNBC clip worth watching. Ed Schultz nails G. Gordon Liddy over a truly stupid stance.

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Early Late Night

Jay Leno at 9 pm. I'll likely be watching. I've long thought that hour is ripe for counter-programming. Heck, I put the first 9 pm newscast on the air in the Little Rock market, back in 1997. I seldom stay up late enough to catch the 10:35 talkers (getting old has its hazards!), so the chance to watch something "light" at 9:00 sounds perfect to me. I'm getting bored with the onslaught of endless spin-offs of crime and law programs, anyway. Bring it on. Let's see what happens. I'm betting that it works.

Time Magazine puts Jay Leno on the cover and looks at what Leno in prime-time means for broadcast television[...]

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Blogs for Books

Today's the day set aside for all bloggers to write something about the books that helped them enjoy reading as a child. For me, it was the Hardy Boys Mysteries that got me hooked.  I could read every one of them, over and over. Nancy Drew was the female version.  It may be a generational deal, though. We tried to get our own children interested, but it never happened. I know the books are still sold and have been updated. I spent hours and hours reading (and re-reading) those books, but also loved Mark Twain. Huck Finn was a favorite. Share yours in the comments, and make sure to check out the Little Rock Twestival, coming up next week! It's all about getting books into the kids' hands.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

West Memphis Three Update

There is much to be concerned about in the case of the West Memphis Three. The Arkansas Times newspaper has been doing the best job of tracking the latest development.  To say the least, what's happening is not pretty.

Above the Law

Add another cynical twist to the farce masquerading as justice in the case of the West Memphis Three. And jot up another reason to distrust Arkansas's Supreme Court. As those who've followed the West Memphis case are aware, the high court ruled unanimously that there was nothing legally amiss in the two 1994 trials that [...]

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No Way To Run A Government

This is really becoming an embarrassment - the way Washington is handling everyday administrative duties. I'm not pointing fingers at any particular administration, because these cases have been around for more than just a day or two. First, let's look at how reports of behavior issues at the embassy in Kabul were ignored. Repeatedly.

Then, there's the report on how the SEC botched the Madoff investigation. Time and time again.

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Kind of makes me wonder how they'll handle more hands-on involvement with health care.  Do you suppose the timing of these stories is designed to convince us that they can't do a good job with health care?

UPDATE: So, what happens to the Kabul whistleblower? Forced to resign.

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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Double-Dose of MSNBC

I really don't like to do consecutive posts from the same source (MSNBC), but this one is just too funny!  Watch as the little boy tries to pick his mom's nose - on live TV! She's smooth in handling it, too!

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Bad Doings in Kabul

 From Morning Joe today, Mika has to fight to keep the "boys" from cross the line when discussing a very serious subject - the pictures that seem to show hazing, and worse, by guards at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul:

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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Civics 101

Okay, friends, neighbors, and countrymen - let's spend a couple of minutes on today's Civics Lesson. You remember that from school, don't you?  Where you learn how the government operates? Seems some folks in the health care debate weren't paying attention in class!

One of the newest right-wing memes is that federal government doesn’t have the constitutional authority to enact health care reform. At a town hall protest in San Diego on Saturday, one attendee tried to make one of these “tenther” arguments by holding up a copy of the “U.S.S. Constitution’: Right here. I got a book here [...]


Sit down and get rid of all liquids in your mouth before reading on. Will wonders never cease?

Gonzo Backs Torture Probe

Eric Holder is getting support for his decision to announce a criminal probe of torture from an unlikely source: Alberto Gonzales. The former Attorney General told a radio interviewer for the Washington Times: We worked very hard to establish ground [...]

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Bad Face For Religion

My gut (and my upbringing) tell me that this isn't what religion is all about.  In all fairness, let's remember that this is one church, one pastor, and one church member.  Still, what's the old saying? Where there's smoke....

Secret Service 'Aware Of' Gun-Toter And Pastor's Prayers For Obama To Die
Asked about pastor Steven Anderson and gun-toter Chris Broughton's repeated wishes for President Barack Obama to die, Special Agent Darrin Blackford of the Secret Service sends [...]

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