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Cain Hit Piece by Politico Predictable and Unintensionally Funny

  • He breathed audibly, glared at the reporter and stayed silent for several seconds. After the question was repeated three times, he responded by asking the reporter, “Have you ever been accused of sexual harassment?”

from the new Politico novel Black Man Coming

The gloves are off. Maybe we should file this under reading between the lines; what they wrote and what they really meant!

Politico in concert with MSNBC and others are breathlessly reporting on allegations:

  • that “at least two” female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior by Cain. “At least two” really means, “damn, we tried to make it more while pretending to be journalists and couldn’t find a way!”
  • The women complained of sexually suggestive behavior by Cain that made them angry and uncomfortable. What the hell does this mean, suggestive? Either his behavior was or it wasn’t.

  • In one case, POLITICO has seen documentation describing the allegations and showing that the restaurant association formally resolved the matter. What this means is they’ve seen one side of the story, the allegation side they are using as a device to weaken Cain and strengthen Obama.
  • Both women received separation packages that were in the five-figure range. Five figure range? You mean the payoff could have been as little as $10,000? Sounds like a nuisance suit to me. Now if these women received $500,000 each that would be worthy of a second look.

There were also descriptions of physical gestures that were not overtly sexual but that made women who experienced or witnessed them uncomfortable.

 OK, I’m trying to figure out what kind of physical gesture that wasn’t overtly sexual, could be.

If Cain whipped “it” out and placed it on the table THAT would be suggestive. But no, it can’t be that. Did he place his hands in his ears and go, “Bugga,bugga, bugga”?

Unless Politico has something more than allegations, accusations, and anonymous sources this is a waste of my time and yours!

BTW, do you think the fact that this Politico piece was written by easily identified Journolisters could have tainted their perception of the truth? Na, what am I thinking?

UPDATED



Joe McGinniss’ Sarah Palin Book Shows What a Sick Dude He Is!

Even some liberals say the McGinniss Sarah Palin book scrapes the bottom of the barrel of indecency by showcasing undocumented allegations from weak anonymous sources. Lloyd Marcus

Remember years ago we used to hear a lot about penis envy? It was a pseudo clever term used to describe women who supposedly behaved in a rude, obnoxious manner because of their jealousy, having been deprived a penis when they were born.

Today we need to scratch penis envy and make it Palin Envy. Make no mistake part of the reason the Obama butt kissing Progressives hate Palin is because she is everything they aren’t. These are angry, jealous, small minded people that are obsessed with her; ergo the Palin Envy.

Why the "Progressives" hate Sarah Palin

She’s happy. has a life filled with children, a  husband and life partner that is equal parts testosterone and loving family man. She is accomplished, loves her God, and her country.

In their poor,  pathetic, empty little lives they run around preening themselves in hypocrisy, telling themselves how superior they are to middle America and all those who believe in American exceptionalism, God, the Constitution, and crave FREEDOM from the government’s interference in our lives.

Almost always these sufferers of Palin Envy have sour looks on their faces as they complain about Palin’s “short comings” and anything that doesn’t fit their narrative of socialist America.

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All of which brings us to the sicko Joe McGinniss and his book, “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin.” Let’s start by saying that this book is so vile, so scurrilous and turgid with rumors that even the New York Times, Bill Maher, and Keith Olbermann are defending Palin (check and see if hell just froze over) and are on the record saying McGinniss has crossed a line! Looks to me like ole Joe is clearly suffering from Palin Envy.

What did Todd Palin think of McGinniss’ slanderous book?

“This is a man who has been relentlessly stalking my family to the point of moving in right next door to us to harass us and spy on us to satisfy his creepy obsession with my wife,”

If you are looking for something insightful and new about Sarah Palin, forget it. You won’t find anything in it McGinniss book except caustic rumors designed to hurt the Palins.

Here’s a book with pages that can best be used to line canary cages. McGinniss is yet another D-Lister like  Kathy Griffin, Tina Fey, and Katie Couric who have linked themselves to Sarah Palin and her family as a way to prolong their mediocre careers! They are all pathetic with needy, second rate minds.

Watch this disgusting hit piece run on The Today Show masquerading as “news” and ask yourself why did they even bother?


BREAKING…KEITH OLBERMANN OUT AT MSNBC!

Well, well, well…Keith Olbermann has been canned at MSNBC. As I’ve said in the past, there was a time I greatly admired Olbermann’s style and obvious intellect. Over time he became a hopeless bore, a jerk who knew how to dish it out, but not take it.


I wish I could say it was his mouth that did him in, but it more likely that MSNBC’s new owners Comcast were not going to tolerate his theatrics. Mediaite notes that “Comcast had consulted with NBC about Olbermann and expressed concerns about the firebrand anchor.”

Toxic tongued Olbermann has made a lot of enemies in and out of the media. He had 2 more years left on his contract.

With little fanfare the LA Times reported:

MSNBC announced Friday night that its marquee “Countdown” anchor and talk show host Keith Olbermann was out. The network did not provide a reason for his abrupt departure.

“MSNBC and Keith Olbermann have ended their contract. The last broadcast of “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” will be this evening. MSNBC thanks Keith for his integral role in MSNBC’s success and we wish him well in his future endeavors,” NBC Universal said in a statement.

I remember how he bad-mouthed Imus immediately after that debacle at MSNBC. Talk about pond scum; he stuck the knife in the I man’s back with relish. He won’t be missed!

Just wondering out loud…I wonder who’s next?

TWO VIEWS OF BLACK AMERICA … ONE FILLED WITH HOPE ONE FILLED WITH HATE

I was going to write about something entirely different this morning when I ran across this video about the New Black Panthers from Bob Parks, the writer of Black & Right.

Faces of Hope & Love

After watching the NBP video and several others of the same ilk, I felt terribly sad for all those whose lack of insight and maturity lead them to such self inflicted poison and hatred. Hate is heavy baggage.

Happenstance  brought me to another video and post over at Afro Spear. The views expressed here came at the right moment.

They lifted me, as I hope they will lift you!  Hope heals and hate betrays … we all get to choose which one will fill our lives.

Let’s look at HOPE.

“For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also” James 2:26

Once a week I volunteer at an inner city mission. Interestingly, even though I had volunteered sporadically before with different organizations and missions, it was after reading Rick Warren’s “The Purpose Driven Life”, that I made a conscious decision to commit to volunteer on a consistent basis. I came to realize clearly from his teaching that we are created by God with a ministry and a mission to fulfill. Our ministry is what we do in our service for the “Church” and our mission is what we do in our service for the “World”. Both are important. Both influences and strengthens each other. To have the maximum impact as a child of God on those we come in contact with, we have to be committed to being consistent in our ministry and mission.

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This attitude is the reason why our community at large and humanity in general, haven’t progressed further than it has in regards to the common good. Too many of us are looking and waiting for the next Martin (or Malcolm), instead of taking up our own cross and working to fulfill our own mission. Too many of us would rather answer like Cain: “Am I my brother’s keeper?”, than take the responsibility to “really work for something powerful and special and good” in the service for others. The life work of Martin Luther King is inspirational and influential, however I am inspired and influenced by the ONE who inspired and influenced Rev. King: Jesus Christ. He’s the source. His example isn’t one who went to church (synagogue at the time) 4-6 days a week to prove his faith, nor sit in a room and write a treatise (or blog) on the importance of his beliefs. Jesus got involved and served the poor and oppressed… their physical and more importantly, their spiritual needs.

Heart

One other thought  … I’ve been going through some tough times of late, wondering what life is really all about …  questioning why any of us are here.

The writer of this post helped remind me that we all have the capacity to love, to find wonder, to give of ourselves.  Knowing that others share many of the same life questions helps make our journey less daunting while we are here.

By the way, here’s the other video … now go rock for Jesus!




Jon Stewart finally nails Olbermann … It’s about time!

I don’t watch Jon Stewart as much as I used to.

There was a time when watching the Daily Show was a necessity. Lately, not so much. During presidential campaign he remained someone whose wit could be counted on to highlight the foolish acts of hypocrites in both parties. He skewered both sides … until Obama was elected.

Then slowly but surely he was no different than the suck-ups and sycophants over at MSNBC and elsewhere. I’ve been tempted to write about how I remembered Stewart when he was funny … and then this. He nailed Olbermann the other night … and it’s about time!

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For more on Olbermann read here and here.

THE GREAT GLOBAL WARMING HOAX

Want to make a conservative, independent, libertarian, or Tea Party member mad?  Lie to them.  Want to make a “progressive”, Obamabot, or liberal mad?  Tell them the truth!


Gotta say, I was pulled into the global warming scam too.  I believed the junk science that Al Gore and his slew of acolytes were spewing out and feeding us.  Did I have my doubts and hesitations?  Yes, on occasion I did (remember Time Magazine told us we were entering a new Ice Age in 1974), but now that we know that global warming data has been cooked, I’m mad.  As I sit here in the Deep South where the temperature was 15 degrees when I awoke this morning, I’m not a happy camper.I’m cold and I’m pissed.

As I’ve begun my own investigations into the subject, it is clear, that the “evidence” was never overwhelming.  Hey, but what a great way to raise donations, sell books, and movies etc.  Seems the earth’s temperatures have actually been cooling for the last ten years, but the MSM and MSNBC (in particular & where green is Universal) never reported that did they?

Climate and climate changes are much more complicated than releasing too much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.  Our temperatures are impacted by forces that are greater than man’s impact on the environment.  Those factors include the earth’s tilt and axis just for starters.  FYI, here’s a little known fact that can be easily checked.  The great Sahara desert turns green about 20,000 years.  Want to read more about this here and here.

In the meantime, thanks to Frozengore.com for their work. (As an aside, can you believe I actually voted for this nimrod?)

Take a look at the Climate Change Timeline and view the number of times we’ve been told the climate is getting warmer … no, make that cooler … no, make that warmer! Oh, hell!

For at least 114 years, climate “scientists” have been claiming that the climate was going to kill us…but they have kept switching whether it was a coming ice age, or global warming.

  • 1895 – Geologists Think the World May Be Frozen Up Again New York Times, February 1895
  • 1902 – “Disappearing Glaciers…deteriorating slowly, with a persistency that means their final annihilation…scientific fact…surely disappearing.” – Los Angeles Times
  • 1912 – Prof. Schmidt Warns Us of an Encroaching Ice AgeNew York Times, October 1912
  • 1923 – “Scientist says Arctic ice will wipe out Canada” – Professor Gregory of Yale University, American representative to the Pan-Pacific Science Congress, – Chicago Tribune
  • 1923 – “The discoveries of changes in the sun’s heat and the southward advance of glaciers in recent years have given rise to conjectures of the possible advent of a new ice age” – Washington Post
  • 1924 – MacMillan Reports Signs of New Ice Age New York Times, Sept 18, 1924
  • 1929 – “Most geologists think the world is growing warmer, and that it will continue to get warmer” – Los Angeles Times, in Is another ice age coming?
  • 1932 – “If these things be true, it is evident, therefore that we must be just teetering on an ice age” – The Atlantic magazine, This Cold, Cold World
  • 1933 – America in Longest Warm Spell Since 1776; Temperature Line Records a 25-Year Rise New York Times, March 27th, 1933
  • 1933 – “…wide-spread and persistent tendency toward warmer weather…Is our climate changing?” – Federal Weather Bureau “Monthly Weather Review.”
  • 1938 – Global warming, caused by man heating the planet with carbon dioxide, “is likely to prove beneficial to mankind in several ways, besides the provision of heat and power.”– Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
  • 1938 – “Experts puzzle over 20 year mercury rise…Chicago is in the front rank of thousands of cities thuout the world which have been affected by a mysterious trend toward warmer climate in the last two decades” – Chicago Tribune
  • 1939 – “Gaffers who claim that winters were harder when they were boys are quite right… weather men have no doubt that the world at least for the time being is growing warmer” – Washington Post
  • 1952 – “…we have learned that the world has been getting warmer in the last half century” – New York Times, August 10th, 1962
  • 1954 – “…winters are getting milder, summers drier. Glaciers are receding, deserts growing” – U.S. News and World Report
  • 1954 – Climate – the Heat May Be OffFortune Magazine
  • 1959 – “Arctic Findings in Particular Support Theory of Rising Global Temperatures” – New York Times
  • 1969 – “…the Arctic pack ice is thinning and that the ocean at the North Pole may become an open sea within a decade or two” – New York Times, February 20th, 1969
  • 1969 – “If I were a gambler, I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000″ — Paul Ehrlich (while he now predicts doom from global warming, this quote only gets honorable mention, as he was talking about his crazy fear of overpopulation)
  • 1970 – “…get a good grip on your long johns, cold weather haters – the worst may be yet to come…there’s no relief in sight” – Washington Post
  • 1974 – Global cooling for the past forty years – Time Magazine
  • 1974 – “Climatological Cassandras are becoming increasingly apprehensive, for the weather aberrations they are studying may be the harbinger of another ice age” – Washington Post
  • 1974 – “As for the present cooling trend a number of leading climatologists have concluded that it is very bad news indeed” – Fortune magazine, who won a Science Writing Award from the American Institute of Physics for its analysis of the danger
  • 1974 – “…the facts of the present climate change are such that the most optimistic experts would assign near certainty to major crop failure…mass deaths by starvation, and probably anarchy and violence” – New York Times
  • 1975 – Scientists Ponder Why World’s Climate is Changing; A Major Cooling Widely Considered to Be InevitableNew York Times, May 21st, 1975
  • 1975 – “The threat of a new ice age must now stand alongside nuclear war as a likely source of wholesale death and misery for mankind” Nigel Calder, editor, New Scientist magazine, in an article in International Wildlife Magazine
  • 1976 – “Even U.S. farms may be hit by cooling trend” – U.S. News and World Report
  • 1981 – Global Warming – “of an almost unprecedented magnitude” – New York Times
  • 1988 – I would like to draw three main conclusions. Number one, the earth is warmer in 1988 than at any time in the history of instrumental measurements. Number two, the global warming is now large enough that we can ascribe with a high degree of confidence a cause and effect relationship to the greenhouse effect. And number three, our computer climate simulations indicate that thegreenhouse effect is already large enough to begin to effect the probability of extreme events such as summer heat waves. – Jim Hansen, June 1988 testimony before Congress, see His later quote and His superior’s objection for context
  • 1989 -”On the one hand, as scientists we are ethically bound to the scientific method, in effect promising to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but – which means that we must include all doubts, the caveats, the ifs, ands and buts. On the other hand, we are not just scientists but human beings as well. And like most people we’d like to see the world a better place, which in this context translates into our working to reduce the risk of potentially disastrous climate change. To do that we need to get some broad based support, to capture the public’s imagination. That, of course, means getting loads of media coverage. So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we might have. This “double ethical bind” we frequently find ourselves in cannot be solved by any formula. Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest. I hope that means being both.” – Stephen Schneider, lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Discover magazine, October 1989
  • 1990 – “We’ve got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing – in terms of economic policy and environmental policy” – Senator Timothy Wirth
  • 1993 – “Global climate change may alter temperature and rainfall patterns, many scientists fear, with uncertain consequences for agriculture.” – U.S. News and World Report
  • 1998 – No matter if the science [of global warming] is all phony . . . climate change [provides] the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.” —Christine Stewart, Canadian Minister of the Environment, Calgary Herald, 1998
  • 2001 – “Scientists no longer doubt that global warming is happening, and almost nobody questions the fact that humans are at least partly responsible.” – Time Magazine, Monday, Apr. 09, 2001
  • 2003 – Emphasis on extreme scenarios may have been appropriate at one time, when the public and decision-makers were relatively unaware of the global warming issue, and energy sources such as “synfuels,” shale oil and tar sands were receiving strong consideration” – Jim Hansen, NASA Global Warming activist, Can we defuse The Global Warming Time Bomb?, 2003
  • 2006 – “I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are, and how hopeful it is that we are going to solve this crisis.” — Al Gore, Grist magazine, May 2006
  • Now: The global mean temperature has fallen for two years in a row, which is why you stopped hearing details about the actual global temperature, even while they carry on about taxing you to deal with it…how long before they start predicting an ice age?

THE UNDERBELLY OF THE OBAMA CONSPIRACY… FIRST, THE DIRTY LITTLE SECRET

Here’s the dirty little secret. They have always known. Who are “they” of which I speak?

I am referring to the numerous groups of well known politicians (from both political parties), esteemed lawyers & Constitutional scholars, media personalities and other people in high places that have known from the beginning that Barack Obama was ineligible to hold the office of POTUS.

Barney Frank, Joe Scarborough, Maxine Waters, Jonathan Turley, John Dean of Watergate fame, and many others including Barack … all have known he was ineligible from the beginning. They have stayed silent or purposely obfuscated the truth because it serves their purpose; which is to by pass the Constitution and set a precedent that would then allow naturalized citizens (not the same as a natural born citizen) to run for office of President.

These are people who fancy themselves globalists. They find the natural born citizen clause to be anti-American(!), un-democratic, discriminatory, antiquated, a relic, pernicious.They who believe they are superior” and possess this ethereal worldly vision, diminish “we the people” who support adhering to Article II Section 1 Clause 5 of the Constitution … that imperfect document with flaws Obama ignores at every opportunity. These globalists describe people with contrary views as racists afraid of change and who are paranoid and xenophobic.

Contrary to what most people believe, efforts to by-pass the natural born citizen did not suddenly arise with Obama. He is not the first candidate whose citizenship status at the time of his birth has come into question. One need only go back to the 60’s to see efforts, to see the number of Congressional attempts to put men into power who were disqualified because of this Constitutional requirement. Four well known Republicans of the 60’s and 70’s, Barry Goldwater, Lowell Weiker, and George Romney, Henry Kissinger all had varying problems meeting the natural born citizen test.

In addition to Barney Frank’s attempt proposed amendment in 2000, Orrin Hatch brought forth the Arnold Amendment in 2003. More recently in 2005, two amendments to the Constitution of the United States were proposed.

Democrats Rep. John Conyers, Jr. and Rep.Brad Sherman sponsored H.J.RES.2 would require 20 years of citizenship for naturalized Americans to be eligible to hold the Office of President.

A similar resolution, H.J.RES.42, was introduced by Rep. Vic Snyder and cosponsored by Christopher Shays. It would require 35 years of citizenship for naturalized Americans to be eligible to hold the offices of President and Vice President.

Which bring us to the 2008 election. Was there a conspiracy to get Obama elected as this country’s first ineligible President as defined under Article II. Section 1, (A2 S1 C5 hereinafter) of the Constitution. You bet there was. Maybe conspiracy is too charged a term; a better term might be loosely formed confederation.

What we have is that beginning 2006, when the natural born citizen chatter subsided, a loosely formed confederation decided to steam roll a candidate, Barack Hussein Obama, whose popularity was so great that it was believed this “minor” detail concerning his citizenship status would be overlooked.

This might have worked had McCain won and became the President. Yes, McCain was ineligible to run despite the obvious attempts by Congress to gloss over this with Senate Resolution 511.

Think about it, for the most part, concern for the natural born citizen clause has been mostly “inside the beltway” and “in the weeds discourse” between these groups. To the casual observer or even the most avid political junkie, with the exception of an occasional editorial or an article in a legal publication or journal concern for the natural born citizen clause has flown under the radar. Who knew?

But there was a flaw. Obama’s inability to produce a single document verifying his eligibility as required in the Constitution was simply too big to ignore. Despite the MSM’s obvious heavy handed attempts to ridicule anyone questioning his eligibility and their constant commingling of the terms naturalized citizen with natural born citizens the story has refused to fade.

Obama remains a means to an end for this group of activists. The end game is simple. Eliminate the natural born citizen clause without a Constitutional amendment and anyone from any country could conceivably be elected to the most powerful position in the world having been naturalized and having lived in the US for 20 or more years.

That would mean Arnold Schwarzenegger, Arianna Huffington, Mel Martinez, Jennifer Granholm, Henry Kissinger, Andrew Sullivan, Madeleine Albright, all could run for POTUS and ignore a key component of natural born citizenship as a requirement to hold the most powerful position in the world!

Unfortunately, under this scenario and the laws of unintended consequences, in theory Vladimir Putin could conceivably run for POTUS if he moved to the US became a naturalized citizen and lived in Poughkeepsie, NY or any other town for a specified number of years.

Before you say that couldn’t happen, let me remind you that the Secretary of State in New Jersey allowed Roger Calero, an immigrant born in Nicaragua to place his name on the ballot for POTUS along with the equally ineligible John McCain and Barack Obama.

Tomorrow – Part Two in Their Own Words

3 STORIES MSNBC FAILED TO REPORT WHILE OBSESSING OVER PALIN, JACKSON, & SANFORD

Does anyone go to MSNBC for news anymore?  Thought not.  Why bother?  Last week was a prime example.  It didn’t matter what time of day you tuned in there were only a few stories being “covered” …  Sarah Palin’s resignation, Michael Jackson (ad naseum), Governor Sanford and his Argentinian girlfriend.

Here’s the news MSNBC failed to cover.

File this first story under, It’s not Racism When We Do It.  H/T Flopping Aces

Akron police say they aren’t ready to call it a hate crime or a gang initiation. But to Marty Marshall, his wife and two kids, it seems pretty clear.

It came after a family night of celebrating America and freedom with a fireworks show at Firestone Stadium. Marshall, his family and two friends were gathered outside a friend’s home in South Akron.

Out of nowhere, the six were attacked by dozens of teenage boys, who shouted ”This is our world” and ”This is a black world” as they confronted Marshall and his family.

The Marshalls, who are white, say the crowd of teens who attacked them and two friends June 27 on Girard Street numbered close to 50. The teens were all black.

”This was almost like being a terrorist act,” Marshall said. ”And we allow this to go on in our neighborhoods?”

They said it started when one teen, without any words or warning, blindsided and assaulted Marshall’s friend as he stood outside with the others. When Marshall, 39, jumped in, he found himself being attacked by the growing group of teens. His daughter, Rachel, 15, who weighs about 90 pounds, tried to come to his rescue. The teens pushed her to the ground. His wife, Yvonne, pushed their son, Donald, 14, into bushes to keep him protected.


File this second story under, “HEY there’s still a war going on in AFGHANISTAN and that we have troops that are dying.”   News busters reported

Two days after Sunday’s Washington Post carried a letter from a woman who asked “where was the coverage of my nephew or the other soldiers” who were killed in the days after Michael Jackson died, attacks in Afghanistan took the lives of seven U.S. soldiers, but their deaths earned a total of less than one minute combined on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts on Monday night — 1/20th the time devoted to Jackson a week-and-a-half after he passed away.

On CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, news reader Erica Hill and Cooper spent nearly 40 seconds discussing the “Wife-Carrying World Championship” in Sonkajarvi, Finland and how the winner got his wife’s weight in beer, but allocated just 15 seconds to Afghanistan. (The Situation Room aired a full story on the challenges in Afghanistan.)

Emblematic of the disparity in priorities, CBS anchor Katie Couric read her 13-second item on the deaths in Afghanistan as she sat in Los Angeles with the Staples Center, the venue for Jackson’s memorial, in the background. Those 13 seconds were squeezed in around just over 13 minutes, more than half the newscast’s 22 minutes, dedicated to Jackson — a disparity of 60-to-1 (790 v 13 seconds). ABC and NBC allocated about eight times more time to Jackson than Afghanistan (2:50 v 20 seconds on ABC; 3:00 v 23 seconds on NBC).

File the third story under, “You had no problem reporting these numbers when Bush 43 was President.”  This is from UPI

KABUL, Afghanistan, July 9 (UPI) — There were 736 attacks on coalition forces in Afghanistan using roadside bombs in June, a monthly record, the U.S. military says.The Pentagon reported Taliban use of improvised explosive devices has escalated, USA Today said Thursday. There were 234 IED attacks in June 2007, 308 in June 2008 and the numbers rose to 361 in March, 407 in April and 465 in May.

OF DON IMUS’ NAPPY HEADED HO’S & DAVE LETTERMAN’S PALIN DERANGEMENT

In April 2007,  Don Imus uttered the now infamous “nappy headed ho” comment about the woman’s basketball players from Rutgers University.  His 30 second off the cuff comment was a dumb ass, unscripted moment . . . part of the “guy talk” and banter during the sports segment of his radio show.

Long time listeners like myself, winced knowing he didn’t mean to intentionally harm the girls. In fact, it was uncharacteristic for the I Man to after anyone like the women basketball players.  Imus saved his shot for the rich, the  pompous, the famous and infamous, political hucksters and hacks alike; that’s why we loved him.

The behind the scenes story that the MSM didn’t cover was this.  Media Matters had been monitoring his show for over years, recording it, waiting for him to say something that could be used against him. Imus gave Media Matters  an opening they were looking for:

At 6:14 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4, relatively few people were tuned into the “Imus in the Morning Show” when Don Imus referred to the Rutgers women’s basketball team as “nappy-headed ho’s.”

Ryan Chiachiere was. A 26-year-old researcher in Washington, D.C., for liberal watchdog organization Media Matters for America, he was assigned to monitor Mr. Imus’s program. Mr. Chiachiere clipped the video, alerted his bosses and started working on a blog post for the organization’s Web site

[…] Media Matters posted the video and transcript on its Web site and sent an email blast to several hundred reporters, as it does nearly every day.

The fact is, that Media Matters sent out an email blast to groups that included the National Organization for Women and National Association of Black Journalists.  When the Reverend Al got involved Imus was toast.  The rest, as we know, is history.

The truth is the whole event was scripted and staged.  People that had never heard an Imus broadcast were outraged . . . we had weeks of manufactured “outrage” by people with an agenda and raw political motives . . .  the cowardice and complicity of the MSM were on display. Imus apologized, multiple times, he was fired by MSNBC and CBS.

When the Imus brouhaha  happened, I was sure the conservatives and the cable entourage over at FOX News were going to have a hay day skewering Imus … he called Vice President Cheney, Pork Chop Boy on a regular basis.  He was critical of the Bush administration, after all.  But I was wrong! Wrong!

In fact, conservative radio and the right leaning cable shows jumped to his defense!  Ann Coulter (!) defended him, as did a legion of others I was sure would desert him.  I was stunned to see people in the press I had admired for years turn out to be frauds!  Slowly, I witnessed the bias of  liberal MSM . . . liberal bias wasn’t a delusion of those on the right!   It wasn’t a delusion and I was wrong.  Time Magazine was a rag and forget MSNBC.

It was the Imus controversy that started my activism.  I was calling radio shows (!) and blogging for the first time in my life, defending a grumpy old comic on principle! Irony abounds here, because at the time I was very critical of Hillary Clinton . .  and  I wouldn’t change my opinion about her until the New Hampshire primary, but that’s another story!

By the time the primaries were in full swing, the MO of the MSM was easy to spot and predict.  It was clear the MSM had a school girl crush on Obama.  Hillary and Sarah, on the other hand, were targets of the most vicious attacks and would remain so.  What happened to them remains unconscionable, which leads us to today, CBS and Dave Letterman.

Now comes Dave Letterman, CBS’s late night comic.   Apparently, Letterman is an Obama crackhead . . .  no longer capable of figuring out that a 14 year daughter of a politician is off limits to sexual comments and innuendo during a “comedy” monologue .  What he said was crude, tasteless, insensitive, and unnecessary.  Actually, it was unforgivable given the fact that his monologue is scripted and described over at HillBuzz:

On June 9th, 2009, David Letterman told his audience that Sarah Palin’s daughter had been “knocked up” during a New York Yankees game by 33 year-old Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez.  Sarah Palin’s daughter, the only child of hers attending that Yankees game in New York, is 14 years-old — making Letterman’s joke about statutory rape, and how funny it is that during a baseball game at the new Yankee Stadium Alex Rodriguez took time during one of the innings to rape Willow Palin, impregnate her, and then get back to his duties on the field.

The next day, on June 10th, 2009, David Letterman said Willow Palin had become a prostitute, and was now kin to the hookers hired by former Governor Eliot Spitzer.

This is, of course, in addition to Letterman calling the Governor of America’s largest state “a slutty flight attendant”, accusing her of having a crack habit, denigrating her intelligence, and implying she was a lesbian.

I’m going to say this again, the monologue was rehearsed & scripted and meant to hurt, demean, and diminish Sarah Palin and her family. Not only did the monologue go on for several minutes, but the controversy has continued roiling for days. The words in Letterman’s monologue were the equivalent of  media approved violence against a 14 year old young girl and a woman whose political views the MSM is terrified of. Cowards and bullies pick on girls and women attending a baseball game!

I can’t rid my system of the bile when I see videos of Letterman’s attacks on Sarah and her daughters.  His apology that he didn’t mean the 14 year old daughter, but the 18 year old daughter is obscene.  I guess rape against the 18 year old is OK.  Dave, you are an asshole!

And what about CBS’s reaction and the reaction of the cast of characters that were so outraged over Imus?   CBS the network of Katie Couric, the network that fired Imus … because of a 30 second unscripted moment  . .  has remained silent … not even a slap on the hand. The National Organization for Woman, the same group that went after Imus like a bunch of cats after a field mouse,  finally issued a tepid statement about Letterman’s Palin derangement … after three days!

Of course, NBC and MSNBC have not disappointed us in the hypocrisy department either.  Contessa (I’m dumber and denser than a stone) Brewer remains perplexed  why Palin didn’t understand Letterman’s joke.  Olbermann has continued his blame the victim routine against Palin; ya, how dare Sarah think she could go to a baseball game with her daughter and not be attacked? Matt Lauer took Letterman’s side while Sarah Palin defended her daughter and girls and women across the country.

The list of hypocrites and Palin/conservative haters goes on and on . . . all defending the indefensible.

So,  boys ‘n girls what have we learned through all of this?  Well, apparently some comedians get a pass and others don’t.   See, it depends on what color you are and your political persuasion.

If you are liberal, left, and an Obama supporter you get a free pass no matter how vile and hateful your words are. That’s why Letterman still has a job … what he said was comedy.  See the difference?

If you are perceived to be conservative, pro-life, or anyone that is perceived to threaten Obama and the liberal/progressive agenda . . . watch out.  If you are a black comedian attacking a white girl you get a pass as well, ask Miley Cyrus. See, what this jerk-off said was comedy. See the difference?

It’s become de rigueur . . . you must be rude and crude and anything goes.  That’s why Anderson Cooper can poke fun about how difficult it is to talk while tea bagging, Jenine Garafalo can spew her venomous hatred towards all things not Obama.

BTW, Al Roker former NBC Today Show fatso (see fatso is OK because it’s just a little teasing),  was among the cast of characters who was “outraged” at Imus 30 second remark . . . a few weeks later he was joking around &  made an off the cuff comment of his own about epilepsy and epileptic seizures.  He didn’t get fired.  See, the difference?

Obama dissed the Special Olympians during the campaign.  Any  outrage here by the MSM!  No, of course not!   See, the difference?

OBAMA’S INELIGIBILITY FOR PRESIDENT – Psst! THERE’S A RUMOR!

Millions of people in this country and around the world believe that Barack Obama is not eligible to hold the office of president.

Our opposition to his presidency has not a damn thing to do with the color of his skin; our opposition rests on the fact that he and his legal team refuse to provide the documents that would prove once and for all that he is eligible for the office of POTUS. The production of these documents would end the speculation that  BHO is not a natural born citizen as required by Article II Section 1 of the Constitution; and still they stonewall.

Is there anyone left that is unaware that it isn’t just about the vault copy of his birth certificate that Obama refuses to release.  All of his records are under “lock and key” including  his college records, health records, college thesis,travel records,  anything that validates his eligibility and citizenship.

In all likelihood, BHO is a naturalized citizen but was never a natural born citizen … a very important distinction.  By his own admission he was born with dual citizenship . . . there is no provision for dual citizens to hold the office of president under our Constitution. His father was a British citizen and his underage mother, although born in this country, would have would have acquired her husband’s citizenship under the law.

Recently, both Keith Olbermann and Stephen Colbert ridiculed  Congressman Bill Posey because he had the temerity to introduce a bill, H.R. 1503 that would remove the possibility of  similar situation  arising with another ineligible candidate running for the office of POTUS.  Colbert referred to “the rumor” that BHO is not a citizen and the odious Olbermann gave Posey the honor of Worst Person in the World.


This bill, requires that proper documentation of all future candidates for president is presented before the candidate’s name is  placed on a ballot.  This would remove the eligibility issue as a reason for questioning the legitimacy of a candidate elected as president.  What’s wrong with that?  Well, I guess that brings us back to Barack, right?


Now we have a second Congressman that has quietly signed onto the bill. WND is reporting:

Now there are two.

A Virginia congressman, very quietly, has signed onto a measure in Congress that would require presidential candidates to verify their eligibility to hold the highest elected office in the United States. Virginia Republican Bob Goodlatte has signed on as a co-sponsor, putting a notice on his website that it’s one of the efforts in which he’s joining.

I wonder how Colbert and Olbermann will handle Bob Goodlatte?  Gotta say, the ridicule is starting to get tiresome and tedious!

You are going to need something new.  Hey guys, instead of trying to deflect our attention, why not address the real issues?