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Archive for 3 February 2010
Matthews and Olbermann Now Openly Fighting Over Obama
by Ann Coulter
In a “Special Report” on the president’s question-and-answer session with Republicans last Friday, MSNBC’s jock-sniffers Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow produced a museum-quality show:
MATTHEWS: Everybody agrees he could handle everything today. …
OLBERMANN: It almost felt like watching the stories of John L. Sullivan, the 19th-century boxer, who would volunteer to fight anybody and everybody in the house and knock them all out. …
MADDOW (imagining Obama thinking): You’ve brought a pet issue here, congressman, who is the ranking member of the Budget Committee, let me tell you 400,000 things about it, and invite you to continue the discussion with me later. …
Well, it’s been an interesting day, to say the least. At least we didn’t have to be up as early as we normally do when leaving Jamaica. 7am instead of 5am is a major improvement. Bags picked up at 9, checked out, had breakfast, caught the bus to the airport. No problem.
We get to the airport, and that’s when the real fun begins. Checked in with the airline, and proceeded to security. First gate, looked at the boarding passes and passports, and a woman telling us “no matches, no lighters”. Say whut? Uh….ok. Going through the the first real security, showing our passports again, I flashed my little plastic card that I’m suppose to flash going through any type of machinery (cuz of the pacemaker), they take me through a different gate, give me a once over, physically, found a lighter I had forgotten about, and we went on our merry way, to shop, and smoke. How could we smoke you ask? Well, the only place in the airport you can smoke, has a community lighter. You gotta be kidding! sigh…
Time to board our plane. Since we get to board with the first batch (yes, we ARE special!), we were at the gate, ready to go. Who was waiting for us? Why, more people, to snoop through our carry ons, again, AND give me a major once over, AGAIN! C’mon. Really? Was that necessary? We just went through that an hour before. Sheesh!
Ok, on the plane, and of course, I pretty much slept the whole 3 hours. Heh.
We made it to Memphis, went through customs, nothing to declare, get our luggage, and expect to mosey our way out of the airport, and be on our merry way. WRONG! Our checked luggage had to go back on the rack, and head down to the regular baggage pick up. Not a problem. What I DID find ridiculous was the fact that we had to be frisked….AGAIN! And I do mean, I got a MAJOR frisking! Why? We weren’t getting on another plane. We were where we wanted to be. What the hell are they thinking?? Perhaps I could understand if we had to get on another plane, although I do believe this is seriously in the overkill category. But just to walk from customs, and out the door? We’re talking the remove the shoes, remove laptops, take off jackets, remove change from pockets….the whole shebang! And me? I think the next time I have to go through that, someone better be buying me dinner first!
You might have seen this, but this morning, while trying to open at least one eye with two pots of coffee, going through some past emails, I came across the link sent by Connie. Amazing. God Bless every single one of our heroes!