Monday, July 21, 2008

AP: 4 Headlines, 4 Words

Geez, I knew communism doesn't work, but...
Beijing has first workday

Bureaucrat screwup?
Indian health agency lost

Also lobbied for 'Activist Press'
Jesse Washington named AP

Says citizens haven't earned them
Government opposes more privileges

NYTs & BHO Are In The Tank For Defeat Together

Gee, I wonder who the old gray woman will endorse for president. I'm thinking they will endorse Barack Iraq Obama because of their shared vision of evil America losing in Iraq. Both seem so disappointed the electorate stubbornly refused to buy into their particular form of snooty elitism in the 2000 & 2004 presidential elections. Like most liberals, both think they're smarter, more politically savvy and better than voters. Both don't seem to grasp that liberalism has failed just like its big brothers, socialism and communism. All three are reality impaired.

McCain OpEd Not Up to NY Times' Snuff
As first reported by The Drudge Report, Sen. John McCain, R-AZ, submitted an opinion piece to the New York Times last week and the paper has rejected it.

A week earlier, the paper published
an op-ed by Obama, about the Democrat's plans for troop draw-down in Iraq. A few days later, the McCain campaign submitted a column rebutting the Obama piece.

According to McCain campaign staffers, the Times rejected the McCain piece and asked for a rewrite to respond directly to some of the claims in the Obama piece, and include an outline of the Republican's timetable for withdrawal of U.S. troops in Iraq and conditions for withdrawal.

New York Times oped editorial page editor David Shipley is probably chuckling in his iced Pinot Gregio at his little put down of a mere Republican hero to help the Hawaiian hero of Harvard. The NYTs and Shipley aren't completely heartless though, they've offered McCain time to change his Iraq policy and resubmit his editorial.

"I'd be very eager to publish the Senator on the oped page. However I'm not going to be able to accept this piece as currently written," Shipley writes, according to a copy of the message provided to ABC News.

"It would be terrific to have an article from Sen. McCain that mirrors Sen. Obama's piece. To that end, the article would have to articulate, in concrete terms how Sen. McCain defines victory in Iraq. It would also have to lay out a clear plan for achieving victory -- with troop levels, timetables and measures for compelling the Iraqis to cooperate."

The McCain campaign has refused to rewrite the piece, saying that the Times' suggestions are tantamount to insisting that he change his position in order to get his opinions published. McCain has refused throughout the campaign to detail any specifics regarding timetable for troop withdrawal in Iraq.

If I were McCain I wouldn't waste the time and effort on assisting a sinking ship obtain more readership. The NYTs won't give McCain a fair shake, let alone endorse him, and NYC won't vote for McCain, not even republicans like Billion Dollar Bloomberg, so why waste the time.

Shipley and his ilk are snotty little creeps. Let them look down their noses at us. It makes me smile.

57 States Need 10 Years Of Obama Love

The current FDR lite, BHO, is trying to tell us something.

Barack Obama's Butterfly Effect
Today on CBS's Face the Nation, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in Afghanistan, told the paparazzi-pursued correspondent Lara Logan that "the objective of this trip was to have substantive discussions with people like President Karzai or Prime Minister Maliki or President Sarkozy or others who I expect to be dealing with over the next eight to 10 years.

What presidential candidate could possibly be unaware that the office is of 4 years and a possibility of 4 more years and one doesn't get a bonus of 2 years for being good in office. Nor are there commissions, yearly bonuses nor gold stars for the parent's refrigerator. Maybe he was thinking Michelle would get 2 more years for a 1/2 presidency. Maybe he was thinking that after eight years he could just refuse to move and "his" courts would need two years for eviction.

Maybe in 2016 "his" disciples will chant "2 more years" at the convention in Obama City to address the needs of "his" seven extra states.