An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 28 June 2007
This has been a good day for America.
For a while, it didnâ€™t look like Washington was going to listen to us regarding real immigration reform. Thankfully, weâ€™ve been spared a serious mistake, but I wonder if things would have turned out the way they did without the work done by the bloggers, talk radio and the American people. Rush, Hannity, Laura Ingraham, RedState, Powerline, Pajamas Media and a lot of others have done a great job. Take that, Fairness Doctrine.
Iâ€™m up in New Hampshire today. Met some great people and got to help the state GOP up in the Granite State. I did want to clarify something coming out of my time yesterday in Columbia, South Carolina.
Anybody who knows my track record or has read some of the things Iâ€™ve written about the Cuban-American community knows where I stand. While the communist dictatorship has been a tragedy for Cuba, America has been in some ways, at least, the beneficiary.
One of those benefits is the presence of the great Cuban-American artist, Gloria Estefan. She co-wrote a song called â€œNo hay mal que por bien no vengaâ€ which I understand translates something like â€” thereâ€™s no bad that doesnâ€™t bring some good. The bad that is Castroâ€™s tyranny has given America one of the greatest communities in the Western Hemisphere.
For the record, I LIKE Ann Coulter.Â Nothing makes me chuckle more than another smart a$$ female.Â What many on the right seem to forget, the majority of anything and everything Ann says is always taken out of context.Â She can repeat exactly the same thing as someone on the left has said, yet you won’t hear about the lefty’s comment, you’ll hear about her’s.Â Where’s the equal outrage?Â
The Edwards campaign is apparently still running low on donations, so this week they went back to their top fundraiser: me.
I doubled the ratings of the lowest-rated cable news show on Tuesday by agreeing to go on for a full hour to promote my new paperback version of “Godless” — a mistake I won’t make again. As I was walking to the set, minutes before airtime, it was casually mentioned to me that Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Democratic presidential candidate, John Edwards, might call in.
For the first time in recorded history, the show’s host did not interrupt a guest, but let Elizabeth Edwards ramble on and on, allowing her to browbeat me for being mean to her husband.
Say, did any TV host ever surprise Al Franken, Bill Maher or Arianna Huffington with a call by the wife of someone they’ve made nasty remarks about? How about a call to John Edwards from the wife of a doctor he bankrupted with his junk-science lawsuits?
I think I may have tuned out at some point, so I can only speak to the first 45 minutes of Elizabeth Edwards’ harangue, but it mostly consisted of utterly dishonest renditions of things I had said on my “Good Morning America” interview this week and a column I wrote four years ago. (You can’t rush Edwards’ “rapid response team”!) She claimed I had launched unprovoked attacks on the Edwards’ dead son and called for a terrorist attack on her husband.
These are bald-faced lies, and the mainstream media knows they are lies. Yet they were repeated ad nauseam on Wednesday by The Associated Press, the AOL pop-up window, CNN, NBC and — stunningly — the host of the lowest-rated cable show himself, who personally told me he knew the truth.
So for those of you who haven’t read any of my five best-selling books: Liberals are driven by Satan and lie constantly.
Here is my full sentence on “Good Morning America,” which the media deceptively truncated, referring to a joke I told about Edwards six months ago that made liberals cry: “But about the same time, you know, Bill Maher was not joking and saying he wished Dick Cheney had been killed in a terrorist attack — so I’ve learned my lesson: If I’m going to say anything about John Edwards in the future, I’ll just wish he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot.”
And they insist they ‘love’ this country and support our troops? I don’t bloody well think so!
San Mateo- Anti war protestors have taken the liberties of our free speech amendment to post the following posters near Military Recruiting Offices.
Can they be even more disgusting? If it weren’t for those soldiers, they wouldn’t have the freedom to be a$$holes! They should be down on their knees thanking G-d for the men and women of our military!
H/T: Wake Up America
THE PRESIDENT: I thank the members of the Senate and members of my administration who worked so hard on the border security and immigration reform bill. I’m sorry the Senate was unable to reach agreement on the bill this morning.
Legal immigration is one of the top concerns of the American people and Congress’s failure to act on it is a disappointment. The American people understand the status quo is unacceptable when it comes to our immigration laws. A lot of us worked hard to see if we couldn’t find a common ground — it didn’t work.
Congress really needs to prove to the American people that it can come together on hard issues. The Congress needs to work on comprehensive energy policy and good health care; make sure health care is affordable without inviting the federal government to run the health care system. We’ve got to work together to make sure we can balance this federal budget, and not overspend or raise taxes on the American people. We’ve got a lot of work to do.
When they come back from the summer — from the July recess, before the summer break begins, we’ll be focusing on the appropriations process. And I look forward to working with Congress to balance our budgets and to be wise about how we spend the people’s money.
Thank you for your time.
END 12:40 P.M. EDT
Well, gee, Mr. President, are you disappointed that, unlike YOU, a good chunk of the Senate got OUR message?
….from The LawDog Files
And I quote:
You scored 350 out of 350 possible points, or 100.00%
Not only should you vote, you should consider a career in politics.
H/T: Middle Age Ramblings
BAGHDAD, June 28 — A massive car bomb exploded at a street-side bus depot during Baghdad’s Thursday morning rush hour, killing at least 22 people and wounding more than 40 others in a tremendous explosion that set fire to scores of vehicles, Iraqi police said.
I’m at the point, they can blow themselves to smithereens. I’m just not sure I care anymore. After seeing how they treat their orphans? I’m finding it difficult to have any compassion.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. â€” A woman was arrested Tuesday after her husband woke up in the middle of the night with a terrible headache and later learned he had a bullet lodged in his head.
Sounds like he seriously chapped her hide.
Northwest Airlines frequent flier Mike Wingertzahn can recall a time when the airline provided reliable service into and out of Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport, where it is the second-busiest carrier.
There use to be a time when airlines actually treated people like people, instead of cattle. Now, they just plain suck. And Northwest is right up there at the top with AirTran on the suckage list.
ATLANTA — World Wrestling Entertainment owner Vince McMahon on Thursday urged people not to assume that steroids played a role in the murder-suicide of pro-wrestler Chris Benoit, his wife and 7-year-old son.
(I thought McMahon was dead.) I’d rather blame this tragedy on ‘roid rage, than to think the man could smother his own child for no reason other than he wanted to.
Fred Thompson’s late entry into the presidential race shouldn’t hurt his ability to raise the millions of dollars necessary to mount a competitive campaign, according to a political expert.
I don’t think money is going to be Fred’s problem. Even though many think he won’t be able to ‘catch up’ with the other candidates, at this point in time, they other candidates should be very concerned, and the bottom tier should just drop out. Actually, one or two at the top should throw in the towel too, considering recent events in the Senate.
DURHAM, N.C. â€” Disgraced prosecutor Mike Nifong didn’t show up Thursday at a hearing to consider his immediate removal as Durham County district attorney, a position from which is has been suspended and already pledged to resign.
Hmmm….for someone so arrogant, you’d think he’d be front and center.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected school diversity plans that take account of students’ race in two major public school districts but left the door open for using race in limited circumstances.
Honestly, they really need to remove race from any applications….schools, employment, etc.
VATICAN CITY (AP) â€” Pope Benedict XVI has approved a document that relaxes restrictions on celebrating the old Latin Mass used by the Roman Catholic Church for centuries until the modernizing reforms of the 1960s, the Vatican said Thursday.
One of my very best friends has mentioned often how much she misses the Latin Mass. Hope this will make her day.
Hilton reveals little in post-jail interview
Saying her confinement was unfair, the hotel heiress confirms that she suffered panic attacks.
Paris Hilton says she doesn’t have a drinking problem, has never taken drugs and doesn’t believe she deserved to be behind bars.
“I think the crime did not fit the punishment,” the hotel heiress told CNN’s Larry King in a taped interview that aired Wednesday night.
Does anyone really give a happy crap. Poor whining baby! Although, I do have to admit, she looks a heck of a lot better without the ‘war paint’. I guess jail got her out of the hootchie mama faze, at least for a while.
WASHINGTON — Despite record-low approval ratings, House lawmakers Wednesday voted to accept an approximately $4,400 pay raise that will increase their salaries to almost $170,000.
Are they freakin’ kidding? No way do any of them deserve a raise! The majority need to be flippin’ FIRED!
Bury that piece of crap, and enforce the laws we have!
I am sitting here, watching CSpan. I have decided Lindsey Grahamesty is off his rocker! He is obviously not listening to the folks of South Carolina. I don’t see him getting re-elected.
Jeff Sessions is seriously aggravated…big time.
David Vitter talks some sense.
I wonder what my blood pressure is right now. Usually, it’s fairly low 100/60. I’m guessing it’s ranging up there with what’s considered normal!
So, why is it that the ‘aye’ folks got 40 minutes, and the ‘NO’ people only got 10?
Ok, that’s it…..Teddy Kennedy is off his meds!Â He’s been there way too long.Â I’m considering term limits one of those things that SHOULD be enforced.Â The man throws out family values as an argument FOR this piece of crap legislation?