Thursday, September 23, 2010

I Love Watching Rachel Maddow. She Is So Delightfully Stupid

Watching the Maddow is like watching a fool slip on a banana peel over and over with the result never varying. Our favorite Rhodes Scholar uses her distinct brand of pedantic humor to amuse herself and her small audience on MSNBC. As she has progressed in the honing of her scholarly/humorous skills she has employed facial tics and demonstrative hand motions to assist her sardonic facial expressions. All creating a vortex of boredom for watcher and watchee. Facts which might seem so important seem to slip by with nary a notice which allows for a cute performance of juvenile stagecraft that seems to delight herself to no end.

I wish her well in the next profession she opts to pursue.

How Slimy Will Leftists Get To Stem The Political Tide Against Them? Boehner Update

They will get Stark raving loony and slimy. That's how low they will go.

Mike Stark of Stark Reports got in Minority Leader John Boehner's face as he left the Pledge press conference this morning and asked him if he had been sleeping with a lobbyist. Boehner just walked past him with a disgusted look on his face.

Stark is normally a pretty low brow guy. Normally he shows about the same intellect as an Ed Schultz, but he finally got lower than low. Why? Because Stark said he had heard the rumor around town? Or because he got his marching order to try and trash Boehner from the hacks in the WH and the DNC? Who cares.

Boehner is a happily married man who has voted in ways that Stark and his masters don't like, so, why not spread some lies around to see if they can hurt him. It's their MO. What is not their MO is fact checking. Like checking that Boehner has 24/7 security who would know about something like this. No, they're not like the security Clinton, Gore, Spitzer, Jackson and Edwards had because unlike those detailed to protect that crew, Boehner's security detail is treated with respect and in turn they respect him. If they didn't, this would have been news long ago, but it didn't and isn't because it is a bald lie. A bald lie spewed for political purposes, because the Left is pretty pissed off that now the voters know they were lied to in the last election and they want nothing more to do with the Progressive Left's agenda.

Scum like Stark always hide behind some statement like, "Hey, I'm only reporting what I heard" as if they are real reporters. In my opinion, they are just common trash that allow themselves to be used in hopes it will get them something later on. If I was Boehner I'd get them something right now, like a punch in the face, but that's why Boehner will be Majority Leader and I never will. He knows when to not get in the gutter with the pitiful likes of a Stark.

BTW, I won't link to crap like Stark wrote because that's what he wants. If you're interested, go find it yourself. I'd start searching using terms like loser, trash, lackey, liar, creepy, muck, childish ............

UPDATE: Speaking of childish, it appears that Stark also writes for the Huffpo and Kos gangs. Maybe Markos can present another of his "accurate" polls on the subject and Ariana can write an Op Ed piece on truth in reporting. Where do they get writers like this? The city morgue?

Howard Pyle, Pirates, Parents And Memories

Howard Pyle, Book of Pirates (1902)

Howard Pyle was born in Delaware in 1853. He studied at the Arts Student League in New York and the Pennsylvania Academy.

Pyle contributed to a number of magazines including Harper's Monthly and Scribner's Magazine. He also illustrated books such as The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (1883) and the Book of Pirates (1902).

Pyle has been described as the "father of American illustration" because of the enormous influence his work had on other artists. Pyle taught at the Arts Students League of New York, the Drexel Institute, and his own art schools at Chadd's Ford and Wilmington. His students included Maxfield Parrish, N. C. Wyeth and Frank Schoonover. Howard Pyle died in 1911.

I still have many of the books my parents gave me. The Book of Pirates is the only one that both my parents inscribed to me. There were many other books that covered history, manners (I, uh, cough, followed it) and other sensible subjects and I remember the content. Of books such as the Book of Pirates by and illustrated by Pyle I not only remember the contents, but the book itself. Maxfield Parrish, N. C. Wyeth (father of Andrew Wyeth) and others may have written some books, but they were mainly illustrators who shaped how young people saw the world. What a great and good thing.

Is E. J. Dionne one of the most successful scams in American journalistic history?

Ah, the Tea Party is really small, in fact, merely "a sliver of opinion on the extreme end of politics." So, is the Tea Party larger or smaller than the sliver of opinion on the extreme end of politics of, say, the media arm of the DNC which is also known as the mainstream media?

The Tea Party Movement is a Scam

Is the tea party one of the most successful scams in American political history?

Before you dismiss the question, note that word "successful." Judge the tea party purely on the grounds of effectiveness and you have to admire how a very small group has shaken American political life and seized the microphone offered by the media, including the so-called liberal media.

But it's equally important to recognize that the tea party constitutes a sliver of opinion on the extreme end of politics receiving attention out of all proportion with its numbers.

Yes, there is a lot of discontent in America. But that discontent is better represented by the moderate voters who expressed quiet disillusionment to President Obama at the CNBC town hall meeting on Monday than by tea party ideologues who proclaim the unconstitutionality of the New Deal and everything since.

I especially love Mr. Dionne's characterization of the woman who expressed quiet disillusionment as a "moderate voice." So moderate that she worries about her two daughters and their continued attendance at private school, but the president answered her by discussing credit card laws, pre-existing conditions and stating that she probably wanted new shoes.
That her statement does not constitute "a sliver of opinion on the extreme end of politics" is obvious. It is also obvious that her sentiments represents a majority of Americans including the very sizable number of Tea Party members. If that is a scam then the meaning of scam has been turned on its head, but isn't that the reality of E. J. Dionne?