Thursday, April 17, 2008

Watched The Country Music Awards Tonight

Too bad it didn't have anything to do with country music.

It sucked.

Grow Up Obama & Quit Whinning

In an attempt to avoid why he didn't give relevant answers Obama states the questions were irrelevant and not up to snuff. At least his snuff.

Obama, Post-Debate, Decries "Gotcha Games"
For Obama, the debate provided a fresh illustration of one of his underlying campaign themes, that Washington had lost touch with the rest of the country. "Washington hasn't gotten the news yet that people want something different," the candidate told the Raleigh crowd. "Last night we set a new record. It took us 45 minutes ... before we heard about health care. Forty-five minutes before we heard about Iraq. Forty-five minutes before we heard about jobs. That's how Washington is," Obama said.

It's a town of "gotcha games," "anything goes," and "slash-and-burn politics," and Obama added, "Sen. Clinton looked in her element" on the ABC stage last night, as Obama grappled with questions about why he doesn't wear a flag pin his on his lapel, the Wright scandal redux, and Obama's relationship with Ayers, a prominent Chicago resident who had been a member of the radical '60s terrorist group the Weathermen.

Barack seems to be saying that if you don't like the message, kill the messenger.

On the debate
Stephanopoulos strongly defended his handling of the debate. He dismissed criticism that it had focused too heavily on "gotcha" questions, arguing that they had gone to the heart of the "electability" that, he said, is forefront in the minds of voters evaluating the two Dems.


Asked why the moderators had chosen to spend time on Wright, when Obama has repeatedly responded to questions about him, Stephanopoulos defended it by saying that Wright's most incendiary comments had come to light, and Obama's speech in response, had both come after the previous debate.

Obama wants to be haloed as a "new" type of president and gets petulant when people and reporters don't know when to curtsy and bow. No doubt he'll demand ring kissing if he gets the coronation nomination.

Hey, Barack baby, politics is and has always been a contact sport. Grow up and stop acting like a ten year old who demands, as his right, ice cream for breakfast. It's childish and demeaning.

Global Warming's Disciples & Their Lies, Desperation & Degradation

Iwo Jima Veterans Blast Time's 'Special Environmental Issue' Cover

Stengel also appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on April 17 and had no difficulty admitting the magazine needed to have a “point of view.”

“I think since I’ve been back at the magazine, I have felt that one of the things that’s needed in journalism is that you have to have a point of view about things,” Stengel said. “You can’t always just say ‘on the one hand, on the other’ and you decide. People trust us to make decisions. We’re experts in what we do. So I thought, you know what, if we really feel strongly about something let's just say so.”

Time has been banging the global warming drum for some time now. In April 2007, Time offered 51 ways to “save the planet,” which included more taxes and regulation.
"People trust us to make decisions. We’re experts in what we do." Huh? Can I have some of what you're smoking? Your trust and approval ratings are somewhat below meter maids and your "expertise" has been dragged through your own mud puddles of lies, distortions and ineptitude.
Now you stoop to disrespecting (some reporters may only understand the term dissing) the soldiers who gave their lives for freedom to prop up your lies about global warming?
Congratulations, you've lowered the bar so low that even Al Gore can slither over it.

As Usual Shales & Liberal Media Don't Get It

ABC Debate Failed To Be Shill For Obama

Tom Shales is as reliable as my dogs. I know they'll bark if someone knocks on our door and I know if liberalism is not regaled as the law of reason that Shales will bay at the moon as if the moon gives a damn what Shales thinks. In both cases they think they are sounding a warning of some import. In one, the mailman is delivering the mail as he does with regularity and in the other Shales is delivering his message as usual, but without the hope of an interesting bit of news.

Why is it that liberals do not find it interesting that a presidential candidate has such a tin ear as to not have heard a racist message filled with hate for all things not colored and an antipathy for the nation that the candidate hopes to lead? How is that a Shales doesn't notice that a presidential candidate is lying when he said he didn't hear anything as he sat in a pew over twenty years nor understood that friendship with a domestic terrorist involved in murder is not a resume building occurrence?

I resent it when people look down their adopted urban nose at my beautiful little "provincial" village. I have a real problem with a pseudo preacher telling God to damn America. Alas, I may be provincial because when someone becomes an enemy of those I love they become an enemy of mine. Besides, assumed arrogance is such an ugly thing and should be reserved to those of an improperly formed mind, just as it has always been.

Arrogance, mixed with ingenuity, is a Shales message delivered with the regularity of a country postman being barked at by dogs.

In Pa. Debate, The Clear Loser Is ABC
The boyish Stephanopoulos, who has done wonders with the network's Sunday morning hour, "This Week" (as, indeed, has Gibson with the nightly "World News"), looked like an overly ambitious intern helping out at a subcommittee hearing, digging through notes for something smart-alecky and slimy. He came up with such tired tripe as a charge that Obama once associated with a nutty bomb-throwing anarchist. That was "40 years ago, when I was 8 years old," Obama said with exasperation.

Obama was right on the money when he complained about the campaign being bogged down in media-driven inanities and obsessiveness over any misstatement a candidate might make along the way, whether in a speech or while being eavesdropped upon by the opposition. The tactic has been to "take one statement and beat it to death," he said.

No sooner was that said than Gibson brought up, yet again, the controversial ravings of the pastor at a church attended by Obama. "Charlie, I've discussed this," he said, and indeed he has, ad infinitum. If he tried to avoid repeating himself when clarifying his position, the networks would accuse him of changing his story, or changing his tune, or some other baloney.

This is precisely what has happened with widely reported comments that Obama made about working-class people "clinging" to religion and guns during these times of cynicism about their federal government.

"It's not the first time I made a misstatement that was mangled up, and it won't be the last," said Obama, with refreshing candor. But candor is dangerous in a national campaign, what with network newsniks waiting for mistakes or foul-ups like dogs panting for treats after performing a trick. The networks' trick is covering an election with as little emphasis on issues as possible, then blaming everyone else for failing to focus on "the issues."

Maybe if Shales delivered a coupon for dog food mingled in with his message it would be of interest to those of "us" interested in the character of our candidates, but as a self annointed speaker of "them" Shales probably hates dogs too.