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Archive for 12 September 2008
I’m not sure why I never picked up on this before, but every single debate is being moderated by less than unbiased so called journalist.
First presidential debate Friday, September 26 The University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss. Jim Lehrer Executive Editor and Anchor, The NewsHour, PBS
Vice presidential debate
Thursday, October 2
Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.
Senior Correspondent, The NewsHour, and Moderator and Managing Editor, Washington Week, PBS
Second presidential debate (town meeting)
Tuesday, October 7
Belmont University, Nashville, Tenn.
Special Correspondent, NBC News
Third presidential debate
Wednesday, October 15
Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y.
CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent, and Host, Face the Nation
What? They couldn’t find any objective people to moderate? I knew Brokaw was ‘in charge’ for the Nashville one, but come on….seriously…..PBS and CBS? Shoot, I’d consider even CNN more unbiased than those choices!
Swiped from Covertress.
The Mr is FINALLY home!
I’m sure everyone has seen this by now, but I just HAD to post it!
Watching the coverage as the afternoon wore on, I kept waiting for a BIG wave to take him out again! Just for the humor.
If you couldn’t guess, Geraldo is NOT one of my favorite people. Although, I honestly don’t wish him harm, watching him get knocked around was slightly entertaining.
Question: How much would they have to pay YOU to stand out there?
Thanks for the link, Brat!
Shared by Ken the cop.
This is very interesting! I never thought about it this way. Perhaps this is why so many physicians are conservatives or Republicans.
Thoughtful point of view…
The Democrat Party has become the Lawyers’ Party. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are lawyers. Bill Clinton and Michelle Obama are lawyers. John Edwards, the other former Democrat candidate for president, is a lawyer, and so is his wife, Elizabeth. Every Democrat nominee since 1984 went to law school (although Gore did not graduate). Every Democrat vice presidential nominee since 1976, except for Lloyd Bentsen, went to law school. Look at the Democrat Party in Congress: the Majority Leader in each house is a lawyer.
The Republican Party is different. President Bush and Vice President Cheney were not lawyers, but businessmen. The leaders of the Republican Revolution were not lawyers. Newt Gingrich was a history professor; Tom Delay was an exterminator; and, Dick Armey was an economist.
House Minority Leader Boehner was a plastics manufacturer, not a lawyer. The former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is a heart surgeon.
Who was the last Republican President who was a lawyer? Gerald Ford, who left office 31 years ago and who barely won the Republican nomination as a sitting President, running against Ronald Reagan in 1976. The Republican Party is made up of real people doing real work.
The Democrat Party is made up of lawyers.
gadfly – 1 : any of various flies (as a horsefly, botfly, or warble fly) that bite or annoy livestock 2 : a person who stimulates or annoys especially by persistent criticism
The Tennessee Center for Policy Research bills itself as a nonpartisan, free-market think tank, implying serious public-policy study. But it actually spends most of its time sniping at Democrats to please right-wing funders.
Now, I’ll be honest. I kind of avoid The Nashville Scene because I have found it to be extremely left wing. I want facts. Realities. It doesn’t matter which side of the aisle someone is on, if they can’t be bothered to report objectively, I can’t be bothered to waste my time. Such is the case with this little hit piece.
It’s run by Drew Johnson, a skinny twentysomething who makes an unlikely saboteur. Until a few days ago, when he visited the orthodontist, his smile revealed a mouthful of braces. Wearing the stylish suits he favors (he’s known as GQ Drew on the blogosphere), he could pass for a high school kid on prom night.
Now honestly, I’ve never heard of him referred to as “GQ Drew”. And as for his braces? So what? I wonder how many adults have gotten braces when they can finally afford it? This is relevant….how?
I didn’t much feel like posting these yesterday, so I saved them to post today.
Cohen released a statement on Thursday clarifying his intent in making the remarks Wednesday night, saying, “I didn’t and I wouldn’t compare anyone to Jesus. Jesus cannot be compared to anyone. What I pointed out was that Jesus was a force of change, and those who work to accomplish change deserve respect.”
He then went on the political TV show “Hardball” to say of the Jesus remark: “I shouldn’t have done it,” and that he’d learned from the mistake.
Once a bell is rung, it can’t be unrung, especially in today’s politics. After all Cohen dealt with in his primary (even I defended him), you’d think he’d have a little more sense. Obviously not! Now, if he had gone on, say…..O’Reilly? I might have been impressed. Hardball? Anyone who thinks talking to Tingles is a big deal has serious issues.
Gov. Sarah Palin linked the war in Iraq with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, telling an Iraq-bound brigade of soldiers that included her son that they would “defend the innocent from the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the death of thousands of Americans.”
“America can never go back to that false sense of security that came before September 11, 2001,” she said at the deployment ceremony, which drew hundreds of military families who walked from their homes on the sprawling post to the airstrip where the service was held.
Why is it that I can read those two statements, and not come to the same conclusion? Clue: Our troops ARE defending the ‘innocent’, from al-Qaeda…..in Iraq. And she’s right! We can’t ever return to our time of naivete, pre 9/11. (If you want an example of obvious bias in the MSM, this one is for you!)
In a complaint the Choudharys filed with federal education officials several months ago, they allege the boy’s teacher singled him out during a discussion on ancient Mesopotamia, said Christina Abraham, civil rights director of the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Abraham said the teacher turned to the boy and used him as an example of “terrorists blowing up something on a plane.”
Why is it when I see that CAIR is involved, I automatically think there’s a large steaming pile of male bovine excrement somewhere in the picture?
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday that even if Georgia were put on a firm path to NATO membership, he would not hesitate to attack it again if provoked.
I’m not real sure how tiny little Georgia could provoke great big ol’ Russia. What, do they flip them off across the border? Seems the Russians are thumbing their noses at anyone, or anything, and this doesn’t bode well for anyone in their way.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday that Iran would turn into world’s most advanced nation based on justice principles.
As opposed to what they are now? Which is the complete opposite? I don’t know about you, but I don’t find people who hang children and homosexuals very ‘just’.
The McCain campaign is defending Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s much-criticized inquiry into banning books at her hometown library, saying her questions were only hypothetical.
Shortly after taking office in 1996 as mayor of Wasilla, a city of about 7,000 people, Palin asked the city’s head librarian about banning books. Later, the librarian was notified by Palin that she was being fired, although Palin backed off under pressure.
Here’s a real important site that the MSM (and moonbat bloggers) should make use of – it’s called FactCheck.org, and it would probably be a REAL good idea for them to look for some reality now and then. This media PDS is getting really old! The moonbats can be ‘excused’ for just being down right ignorant, but the media still has an obligation to get their facts straight before blasting headlines across the country!
The protest against the separation barrier actually began as a demonstration in support of the fence by rights activists who arrived at the site in the morning.
The activists demonstrated peacefully until almost 1:00 p.m., according to an eyewitness who said the trouble began when left-wing protestors began to approach the barrier from the Arab side of the fence.
Rights activists at that time were warned by Border Guard officers to leave the area. “’It’s not safe here,’ they said” related photojournalist Yehuda Boltshauser, who was on the scene at the time.
Well, that’s a real good reason to actually put that fence up! Wish we had one.
With the sale of Lehman Brothers seen as imminent — possibly as soon as this weekend — New York’s commercial real estate market is bracing itself for the loss of a key financier responsible for tens of billions of dollars in commercial loans.
The Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve stepped in yesterday to help Lehman Brothers put itself up for sale, according to a report published on the Web site of the Washington Post last night. The sale has yet to be finalized, but could be announced this weekend before Asian markets open Monday morning, the report said. Among the companies that have been named as possible acquirers include Bank of America Corp., the French bank BNP Paribas, Germany’s Deutsche Bank AG, and Britain’s second-largest bank, Barclays.
Aren’t financial institutions bought and sold on a regular basis? Have you ever gone to your bank one week, and it’s name was something or other. The next week, it was something else? What’s the big deal? If they sell it, they sell it. Get a grip. Stuff happens, fortunes rise and fall. We recover without gubmint aid. Matter of fact, anyone connected with the gubmint usually makes things worse. Whoever buys the company will then have the responsibilities. I don’t want to buy Lehman’s so please, keep MY money out of it. I didn’t want to buy Mac and Mae either!
John McCain is mocked as an out-of-touch, out-of-date computer illiterate in a television commercial out Friday from Barack Obama as the Democrat begins his sharpest barrage yet on McCain’s long Washington career.
The new fighting spirit comes as McCain has been gaining in the polls and some Democrats have been expressing concern the Obama campaign has not been aggressive enough. Obama’s campaign says the escalation will involve advertising and pushes made by the candidate, running mate Joe Biden and other surrogates across the country.
This might come as a REAL big shock to the B. Hussein folks, but there are a whole LOT of people who don’t use computers. Contrary to what the tech savvy believe, not everyone is all gungho for the dadburn things. There are even people who……gasp…..don’t have email! Not all of them are 72 years old either!
And that’s my take on it. What’s yours?
25 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.
26 But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
27 For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.
28 Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations.