Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wednesday August 5 -- Got news or an update?

If you have news or an update, leave it in comments.


Anonymous said...

'Milwaukee Journal Sentinel' Cuts 92 Jobs, 6.2% of Workforce (Editor and Publisher)

NEW YORK The parent company of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel announced Tuesday it will reduce its workforce by 92 employees, or 6.2%, due to declining advertising revenue.

The reductions include 37 voluntary buyouts in the Journal Sentinel newsroom announced last week. Most of those departing are expected to leave the company this month, a story on the paper's Web site stated.

"The advertising recession continues to affect our business," Steven J. Smith, chairman and chief executive officer of Journal Communications Inc., the paper's owner, said in a statement. "While these changes are difficult, we must be diligent about reducing our expense platform in order to preserve the overall strength of the Journal Sentinel through and beyond this challenging time."

Anonymous said...

Declaring Print News 'Dead,' Publisher Shutters Biz Papers
(E&P Staff)

CHICAGO In a farewell print column, Publisher Joe Kennedy declared print news "dead," and said he is ceasing publication of his Bellevue, Wash., weeklies, the Bellevue Business Journal and Eastside Business.

Instead, the enterprise will focus on reaching readers and advertisers online and through social media, Kennedy said.

"It's no secret that the print news industry has been hurting for some time," Kennedy wrote, "but with the amazing and exciting evolution of social media, it has become all but irrelevant. We have reached many, many more people online with our news sites than through the print papers for the past couple of years.

It is about time that we focus all of our resources reaching the majority of readers online and where they want to be engaged."

Anonymous said...

Six Months In, Media Still Do PR For Obama IBD

After six months in office, the national media are still telling us how popular President Obama is.
That's the national media's spin.
The facts tell a different story.

While the national media eagerly touted the president's approval rating when it was higher, most news outlets have ignored the president's recent slide.

According to the USA Today-Gallup poll, more people disapprove than approve of the way the president is handling the economy, taxes, health care and the federal budget deficit.

And Americans have come to this conclusion despite the fact that the national media mostly have given the president a free pass on the issues. For example:

• The national media seldom mention that the president's budget would double the national debt in five years and triple it in 10.

• The media neglect to tell the American people that the president's cap-and-trade energy plan will cost families hundreds of dollars every year.

• The media rarely hold the Obama administration accountable for job losses, even as unemployment hit 9.5% — the highest rate in 26 years.

• Most recently, the national media have failed to fairly present both sides of the health care debate.

Anonymous said...

Tax The Wealth Of Joe Kennedy, Not Income Of Joe The Plumber (IBD)

Presidential candidate Obama to Joe the Plumber: "I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody" (Ohio, 2008).

Vice presidential candidate Joe Biden, noting that wealthier Americans would indeed pay more taxes: "It's time to be patriotic . . . time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut" (September 2008, "Good Morning America").

Under current government estimates, the cost of just three new proposed programs will call for substantial "spreading around" and much "patriotism."

The enacted Obama stimulus legislation will cost in excess of $1,000 billion ($1 trillion — $1,000,000,000,000.00); the House-passed cap-and-trade bill, another $1,000 billion over 10 years; and the proposed health care reform (the Senate version of which bears the name of Ted Kennedy), $1,000 billion over 10 years, per the Congressional Budget Office.

(We prefer the usage "thousand billion" as opposed to "trillion" to render the figures less incomprehensible.)

In view of the proven government propensity to underestimate the cost of its programs before their enactment (Medicare, for example, which from a pre-enactment projected cost of $12 billion annually by 1990 actually exceeded $100 billion in 1990, and now is far in excess of that amount), it is safe to proceed on the basis that the actual cost of cap-and-trade and health care reform will at least quintuple over their years of operation — to an amount in excess of $10,000 billion-$20,000 billion.

Anonymous said...

IRAQ: Killer of prominent TV journalist confesses (Babylon & Beyond)

A member of an extremist Sunni group has confessed to the 2006 rape and murder of prominent Iraqi TV reporter Atwar Bahjat, whose brutal death at the height of the sectarian violence shocked even battle-scarred Iraqis.

Suspect Yasser al-Takhi described how he and three others abducted and killed Bahjat and her two-man crew, Adnan Abdullah and Khaled Mohsen, in the central Iraqi town of Samarra. His two brothers also confessed to killing Abdullah and Mohsen.

Her bravery as a journalist at a time when few reporters dared move around touched hearts across Iraq and her death turned her into a national heroine.

Takhi said that the group drove the news team to a side street where he raped and shot Bahjat. His brothers killed Abdullah and Mohsen.

"We parked beside the main street. I asked the girl to step out and I told her, 'You are pretty and I like you, and I want to have sex with you,'" he said, according to a translation of the video by Agence France Presse. When Bahjat refused, "I put the pistol to her head and I raped her…. Then, I finished, took her and killed her."

Anonymous said...

This site is hilarious. It tracks Obama’s gaffes. What a liar Obama is! Read one of them:
“Remember this:
"The biggest problems that we're facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all. And that's what I intend to reverse when I'm president of the United States."
-- Sen. Barack Obama, March 31, 2008”

Anonymous said...

‘jOker’: When the Left’s Scared They Scream ‘Racist’ (big hollywood)

Naturally those who enjoyed (and created) all the “art” and pop culture used to demonize and dehumanize George W. Bush (whoops!) are now crying “racism” with the turning of the tables. They’re worried, and this hollow cry is all they got because who knows better the power of this kind of imagery than those who have been using it for decades to further their goals of enslaving entire populations under the cruel yoke of Big Government.

Yesterday, when the “L.A. Weekly” went all crybaby over the Obama-Joker poster, they must have known that they themselves had published a cover portraying Bush as a blood-thirsty vampire. But all’s fair in love and war and this is ideological war where hypocrisy is a weapon, not something to be ashamed of.

The Left wants Obama-Joker nipped in the bud, and their goal is to stigmatize it as something racist before it shows up on t-shirts all over the country — before it catches fire.

Anonymous said...

“Accuse others of what you do.”
—Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Anonymous said...

Feds Prepare Inquiry Into Endangered News Business (The Wrap)

The federal government is preparing an inquiry into the endangered field of news and reporting -- and Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz is dropping some broad hints about what will be in it.

In an exclusive interview with TheWrap, Leibowitz expressed some sympathy to easing antitrust enforcement of media consolidations to prevent more newspapers from folding or further declines in TV news staffs.

He also said the FTC intends not just throw out a lifeline. He wants to ensure that media companies are doing a good enough job finding alternative revenues.

Anonymous said...

Many people aren’t buying Obama’s ‘Blame Bush’ rhetoric any longer. At a recent townhall meeting a Democrat said the legislators were trying to undo the damage of the last administration, and he was booed loud and long. The warning is plain, don’t go there,

Anonymous said...

Too late, real news and reporting is just about dead. By traditional journalistic standards, Fox is ok, by today's standards they are stellar. The rest of the MSM has committed suicide with the biased blade.

Anonymous said...

24-hour cable news channels, the Internet and the rise of Craigslist have pretty much done in the newspapers.

Now THAT is the free market at work.

Anonymous said...

Deputy accused of sexual abuse was fighter for gay rights (gay cop targeted immigrants)

FORT LAUDERDALE - To the South Florida gay community, Jonathan Bleiweiss was a pioneering, openly gay Broward sheriff's deputy who fought discrimination within that agency earlier in his career.

But court documents released Tuesday portray Bleiweiss, 29, as a manipulative sex offender who preyed on illegal immigrants too scared to contact authorities. He would act like a jilted lover when the men would not return his calls or text messages, according to those records, based on victims' accounts.

Bleiweiss, arrested Monday, faces 14 charges, among them three counts of sexual battery by a person in authority, four counts of battery and one count of stalking. He's accused of intimidating at least eight men in his Oakland Park patrol district into performing sex acts with him during traffic stops.

"This is not an act that necessarily impacts the gay community," said Michael Rajner, a local gay rights activist who lives in Pompano Beach. "This is an act of an individual, not a community."

Anonymous said...

Jobs Cuts Jump 31% in July: Challenger Survey (Where are those Green Shoots?) CNBC

Planned layoffs rose 31 percent in July from the month before, bringing the total number of expected job cuts close to 1 million for the year, outplacement company Challenger, Gray & Christmas, said Wednesday.

Expected job cuts hit a 15-month low in June, but rebounded sharply in July, the first monthly increase since January, Challenger said. The 103,312 planned layoffs for July are 6 percent lower than in they year-ago period.

Total planned layoffs now stands at 994,048 for 2009, 72 percent higher than in the first seventh month of 2008.

Anonymous said...


Obama to Visit Unemployment Capital, Promote Jobs (ABC News)

President Obama plans to pay another visit today to Elkhart, Ind. -- a city that has become a poster child for the nation's unemployment problem -- to speak about the economy and warn...

...the public that it will take some time for jobs to return.

Anonymous said...

Obama's Czars! Unelected officials influencing our government. They can use phony, manufactured information to frame our policies, and who will set the record straight? Not the fawning media, that is for sure.
New/old bumper sticker:
Vote the bums out!
Pay Czar, Border Czar, Energy Czar, Urban Czar, Tech Czar, Faith Based Czar,Health Reform Czar, TARP Czar, Drug Czar, Stimulus Accountability Czar,Non-Proliferation Czar, Terrorism Czar, Regulatory Czar, GuantanamoClosure Czar, AIDS Czar, Weather Czar, Intelligence Czar, Economic Czar,Green Jobs Czar and Cybersecurity Czar.

Anonymous said...

Cronkite blunder a revealing look inside New York Times (LA Times)

I have to admit it would be fun to join the rollicking beat-down of the New York Times and Alessandra Stanley that has followed the chief television critic's egregiously error-ridden tribute to Walter Cronkite.

Wasn't the public fascinated, after all, to learn that Stanley and the nation's Paper of Record managed eight mistakes in an almost 1,200-word tribute to Uncle Walter? Didn't many in the news game enjoy a moment of schadenfreude, seeing such a tart critic of shoddy TV journalism with her own flank exposed?

But sweet payback has more to do with emotion than reason.

In fact, the botched Cronkite appreciation and the brutally frank corrective actions (including last Sunday's scathing deconstruction by the paper's public editor) expose both a chronic weakness and a persistent strength inside the New York Times, America's most important journalistic institution.

The Times has a bad habit, revealed by the Stanley critique and in recent years by the Jayson Blair and Judith Miller incidents, of letting a few well-connected journalists run amok. At the same time, the Times has shown the strength to subject itself to a level of self scrutiny that some (in a Web Age when corrections of grievous errors come labeled as "updates") would not even pretend.

Anonymous said...

Instead of doing the usual cut and paste jobs that are clearly anti-Obama, I'd like to actually have an adult conversation with many of you because despite the fact that we are miles apart in pretty much everything, I am hoping that there are still some fundamental principals that we can agree on. At least I hope.

As I enjoy my morning coffee I am watching 2 U.S. journalists walk off a plane after being held "hostage" for a few months in N. Korea. Past President Clinton, among others, Republicans I'm sure, worked to get them freed. Great job to all involved.

Former ambassador Bolton gets on TV and pretty much blasts their efforts and say that this move just gives N. Korea more credibility.

Seriously? Obama has said many dumb things (and I voted for him) but I have to say that this Bolton clown should just stfu. Do republicans hate the democrats so much that they can't even put aside politics for 30 seconds to celebrate a victory?

I'd like to hear thoughs from the "other side". Thanks and enjoy your days.

Anonymous said...

I want to see the total bill to taxpayers for the release of the 2 U.S. journalists, who should not have been in China in the first place. That would be the news of interest. They knew what they were doing, they took the chance, then cried help, and we are forced to foot the bill for them. When they write their books, the money should be paid back to taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

And don't get me started on newspapers. But why watch TV Network News; it's just propaganda for the Liberals/Progressives these days.

Can't stand the preachy CBS, ABC and NBC channels I used to watch faithfully as a child.

These and PBS, pour out radical environmentalism and liberal/progressive sewage out their channels. Perhaps Advertisers have figured out we aren't interested anymore?

When I do, accidentally, see CNN at the Airport, Dear Leader is always on with his gums flapping... and they call that News? Barf!

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:25 So then which Alisky rule do you want to talk about today?

Anonymous said...

The two women journalists freed from North Korea are embarrassments to the US. The media treats them like returning heroes when actually they were illegal aliens in a foreign country. Most countries enforce immigration laws. The US ignores it and the result has contributed greatly to the economic and jobless meltdown.

Anonymous said...

So much for adult discourse, Anon 6:25am. On this blog peopled by ignorant, intolerant, bitter right-wing reasomable discussion. Scary to think of them ever getting back into power.

Anonymous said...

Dems revoke gag order on GOP health care chart

House Democrats agreed late last week to allow Republicans to send their constituents a mailing critical of the majority’s health care bills, after a two-week delay caused by Democratic allegations that the mailing was inaccurate.

The dispute centered on a chart created by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Republican staff of the Joint Economic Committee to illustrate the organization of the Democratic health care plan.

The chart illustrates the Democratic plan as a daunting tangle of agencies and bureaucratic procedures.

Anonymous said...

Pelosi and House Order Up Three Elite Jets ($200,000,000) FOUR LEGS GOOD, TWO LEGS BAAAAD)

Last year, lawmakers excoriated the CEOs of the Big Three automakers for traveling to Washington, D.C., by private jet to attend a hearing about a possible bailout of their companies.

But apparently Congress is not philosophically averse to private air travel: At the end of July, the House approved nearly $200 million for the Air Force to buy three elite Gulfstream jets for ferrying top government officials and Members of Congress.

Anonymous said...

7:11AM: These are two American journalists who where doing their job reporting and exposing the totalitarian commie NK regime. They where more than likely lured into North Korea and used as pawns. They may not be heroes but they are not embarrassments.

As for illegals being the undoing of this country. Please, it was the greed and stupidity of the American people who got us into this mess. It was Biff and Chrissy who lived on credit and bought homes they could not afford not Juan the Mexican picking lettuce in the fields that caused the collapse.

Anonymous said...

If you are an employee of Al (the earth is dying) Gore and his communication empire (about the size of a junior college low watt radio station) you are something, but you are not a journalist.

So when lefty gets shot down with arguments he can't answer, he starts the "right wing wacko" garbage. I can have a more intelligent conversation with my gold fish.

Anonymous said...

Former ambassador Bolton gets on TV and pretty much blasts their efforts and say that this move just gives N. Korea more credibility.

His point is valid. Forcing the US Government to address his regime at the highest level is a cornerstone of Dear Leader's need to project his control over a people he has brutalized for decades. It gives him legitimacy and credibility where he had little or none on an international scale.

Now he has kidnapped two people sent to him compliments of AlGore and we have absolutely no idea of what the Obama administration has paid him to give them back.

One thing is very clear. Clinton didn't show up and convince fearless leader in the error of his ways. This was a deal cut before Clinton ever got on the plane for the photo op.

Will we see a repeat of Clinton and Jimmah Carter's trip? Will Hillary go for a visit and report back what a charming little man he is? Will we find out in a few years that Obama gave him a trillion dollar randsom?

Try as you might, he made Obama bend like the willow, just as he has done time and time again.

Bolton is right on the money and what Obama did was play right into his hands. Just like Clinton, Bush, and Carter. They all talk tough, but in the end they simply encourage him to do more and more outrageous things.

This man is a monster and Obama has just ensured we're going to hear from him again. Probably as soon as he has spent the money.

Anonymous said...

Rasmussen: 71% Say Obama’s Policies Have Driven Up Deficit

Seventy-one percent (71%) of U.S. voters say President Obama’s policies have increased the size of the federal deficit, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

Only five percent (5%) say the president’s policies have cut the deficit, and 10% say they have had no impact. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure.

Eighty percent (80%) of investors say Obama’s policies have driven up the deficit, a view shared by just 57% of non-investors.

Not surprisingly, 88% of Republicans blame the president’s policies, compared to 52% of Democrats. But 79% of voters not affiliated with either party agree.

Anonymous said...

Glen Nardi, the publisher at the Bellingham, (Wash.) Herald, has been named publisher of the Sun Herald, the company announced this morning.

Anonymous said...

6:25, this is a right-wing echo chamber, and the host apparently likes it that way. (At least, he's never said anything to encourage rational and civil discussions). Any attempt to get a serious discussion going just gets drowned in far-right dogma.

Anonymous said...

Grassley: Obama Does Not Understand "How Congress Operates"
(Real Clear Politics)

"I think that he is a good person, and good-intentioned," Grassley, the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, said in a radio interview. "But I believe he didn't serve in government long enough to understand really how things work."

"Remember, he was in the Senate four years, but effectively only two years because he spent two years where he was hardly ever here at all — he was campaigning for president," Grassley said. "He really does not have an understanding of how Congress operates."

Anonymous said...

This guy is in so far over his "Ears" he doesn’t know where or how to turn.

He is the kid running the local quik shop who is suddenly put in charge of Microsoft

Anonymous said...

9:51 AM Interesting how you are the only one who decided to revert to your dogma.

Very telling. The only time you open your yap is to change feet.

Anonymous said...

54% Favor Middle Class Tax Cuts Over New Health Care Spending
Rasmussen Reports

Fifty-four percent (54%) of U.S. voters say tax cuts for the middle class are more important than new spending for health care reform, even as President Obama’s top economic advisers signal that tax hikes may be necessary.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey, taken Monday and Tuesday nights, finds that 34% disagree and say new spending for health care reform is more important. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure.

It is important to note that this question asked about new government spending for health care reform rather than about the overall concept of health care reform itself.

The partisan and ideological divide on the question is sizable. Fifty-eight percent (58%) of Democrats say new spending for health care reform is the priority. But 80% of Republicans and 62% of voters not affiliated with either party favor tax cuts for the middle class.

Seventy percent (70%) of liberals say new spending is more important, while 76% of

Anonymous said...

AP Reverses Itself, Admits Health Care Bills Include Abortion Funding

Washington, DC ( -- Two days after exposed an Associated Press article that mislead its readers on the abortion funding contained in the government-run health care plans, AP has backtracked. The news service is now reporting that the bills Congress is considering will result in taxpayer-funded abortions.

Anonymous said...

What this? The AP lied once again. I guess that is to be expected from the state run media.

So senior citizens are denied healthcare and sentenced to death, while teens are encouraged to have sex, and get pregnant?

Anonymous said...

OK Ken, for the second time, which Alisky rule do you want to discuss?

6:25, this is a right-wing echo chamber, and the host apparently likes it that way. (At least, he's never said anything to encourage rational and civil discussions). Any attempt to get a serious discussion going just gets drowned in far-right dogma.

Anonymous said...

Protester to Majority Leader Hoyer at tea party asks:

Why Do You Want to Cram Health Care Down Our Throats in 3-4 Weeks When He Took Six Months to Pick a Dog?


Someone really needs to turn this protester over to the Obama snitch squad. I mean a question was just way to cynical and over the line!

Anonymous said...


The Joker, now the USA's head community organizer, is now complaining about community organizers?


Anonymous said...

So all Obamacare supporters are ACORNers paid with 8.5 Billion in stimulus money, yet McClatchy argues that Tea Partiers are paid. But it gets better.

Dear Leader now demands we turn in anyone whose views on DeathCare vary with DNC politicians, who will never read the DeathCare bill?

Brown-shirts anyone?

Ken, don’t get excited, I didn’t say brown-shorts!

Anonymous said...

"Racial" Senator Boxer Says Tea Party Protesters Too Well Dressed to Be Authentic.

Dems continue their attacks on the American Middle Class taxpayer...

Boxer claims all of this anger is planned to hurt our president and change Congress.

In true Leftist fashion she cannot comprehend why anyone would be opposed to Obama's socialist economics.

Anonymous said...

Boxer's comments give away so much more; the elites running the Federal Government only recognize the voices of the lower class as authentic.

Their partnership with the bottom 51% is why they agree to target the middle class, thus providing the elites with their power and wealth.

It’ll be interesting to see how far they go in order to destroy the middle class

Anonymous said...

Obama: ‘Unleash prosperity for everybody’ MSDNC Wakarusa, Ind.

President Barack Obama brought his latest prescription for recovery Wednesday to this economically ravaged region of northern Indiana, promising to “unleash prosperity for everybody, not just some.”

Earth to useful idiot. Earth to Ken, White Courtesy phone? We need a Karl Marx translation here?
What did Dear Leader mean?

Anonymous said...

I swear he's redoing Mao's Great Leap Forward.

Anonymous said...

Nuclear submarines off US coast 'nothing to worry about' says Russia Times Online (U.K.) ^

Moscow accused the United States of hysteria today after reports that Russian nuclear submarines were patrolling off the East Coast of America.

Russian officials responded vehemently to accusations that they were dabbling in Cold War-style cat-and-mouse manoeuvring but did not deny that two vessels had entered international waters just 200 miles of the US coast.

Anonymous said...

5 facts about the anti-reform mobs (DNC Talking Points on Healthcare
and what they thnk about the middle class)

There's been a lot of media coverage about organized mobs intimidating lawmakers, disrupting town halls, and silencing real discussion about the need for real health insurance reform.

The truth is, it's a sham. These "grassroots protests" are being organized and largely paid for by Washington special interests and insurance companies who are desperate to block reform. They're trying to use lies and fear to break the President and his agenda for change.

(Short version of DNC five "facts."

1. The insurance companies are renting mobs.

2. Obama would never lie to us. Beleive him, not his opposition.

3. Anyone who opposes the Messiah is an extremist.

4. See talking point #1.

5. The big, bad mean Republicans aren't rolling over for us and exhibiting their usual contentment just to add a little more Ginger Ale to our socialist liquor this time.

Anonymous said...

...Instead of doing the usual cut and paste jobs that are clearly anti-Obama, I'd like to actually have an adult conversation with many of you ...

Looks like you've got your answer. Good try, anyway. There aren't any adults on this site.

Anonymous said...

Your sniveling about cut and paste is laughable. What the hell do you think all of the major newspapers do? It is called AP in their case and, led by such classically trained professionals like Jennifer Loven, they just spread their left wing propaganda.

At least on this site you get some DIVERSITY opinion as compared to the inbred lockstep leftist ideology that is the main stream media.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:10 Ken, Sweetie, for the THIRD TIME TODAY, which Saul Alisky rule do you want to talk about today?

...Instead of doing the usual cut and paste jobs that are clearly anti-Obama, I'd like to actually have an adult conversation with many of you ...

Q. Looks like you've got your answer. Good try, anyway. There aren't any adults on this site.

A. Which Saul Alisky rule do you want to talk about today?

Anonymous said...

...At least on this site you get some DIVERSITY opinion...

Diversity of opinion on this site? ROFL!

Anonymous said...

1:36...Are you a dense asshole or just an asshole. The diverse part means diverse opinions from the echo chamber you find in the main stream AP/NYT/McClatchy infected, liberal asshole media.

We get both. Unless you stray off the reservation, you only hear yourself reflected by the MSM and those opinions are probably pretty much the ones you had when you were 20 a sophomore and knew everything about everything except icky things like math.

Anonymous said...

Why Bill Clinton had such a dour look in North Korea.......and you won't read this in the Media.

If you saw any pictures of Bill Clinton taken in North Korea yesterday, you would have notice he had one sour look on his face in every photo. And now we know why…..and you won’t read about this in the main stream press.

It seems he got an early morning wakeup call regarding the two American ladies being help hostage there. As a lot of us know about Bill Clinton, his hearing has gotten much worse after his illness and as he has aged. So Clinton and his staff left immediately on a private plane. During the flight, he kept complaining to his aides about why the flight took so long. Eventually they arrive and the airplane door is opened with Bill Clinton standing at the top of the deplaning ramp. He looks down and spots a large sign that says:

Pyongyang, North Korea

He then yells at aide “What the hell is this all about”?

“When they called me they said we going across the river for two women for some Pune Tang”.

Anonymous said...

Your sniveling about cut and paste is laughable. What the hell do you think all of the major newspapers do?

Please show me in my original post where I am "sniveling". My point to that comment was to look for some free thinking which, based on the comments in reference to my question, isn't really out there.

Are you always angry to the point where you have to attack everything. I was just looking for some real discussion amongst adults.

Anonymous said...

so Kevin, do you only delete post for profanity when they are not part of your posse?

Anonymous said...

Profanity is used only by people so insecure in themselves that this is the only way they need to react. Just look at the loons at these town hall meetings. Were these the sasme people teabagging on the 4th of July?

Anonymous said...

Ken, Sweetie, for the FOURTH TIME TODAY, which Saul Alisky rule do you want to talk about today?

Your sniveling about cut and paste is laughable. What the hell do you think all of the major newspapers do?

Please show me in my original post where I am "sniveling". My point to that comment was to look for some free thinking which, based on the comments in reference to my question, isn't really out there.

Are you always angry to the point where you have to attack everything. I was just looking for some real discussion amongst adults.

so Kevin, do you only delete post for profanity when they are not part of your posse?

Anonymous said...


RNC Routes Angry Phone Calls to DNC
The Political Wire

Republicans played a trick on Democrats today by redirecting angry telephone calls coming into their switchboard to the Democratic National Committee, CNN reports.

"The DNC released a Web video early in the morning accusing the GOP of inciting mob activity at town hall meetings. At the end of the video, the DNC instructs people to call the Republican National Committee to express outrage. Callers who dial the RNC's main number to voice their concern about the DNC's charges are told to press 1, which sends them to the DNC's main switchboard."

Update: The Washington Independent reports RNC Chairman Michael Steele took full credit for the phone prank.

Anonymous said...

Panel blasts Panther case dismissal [calls Justice's defense 'weak'] The Washington Times

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is demanding that the Justice Department explain why it recently dismissed a civil complaint against members of the New Black Panther Party who disrupted a Philadelphia polling place during last year's election, saying the department has offered only "weak justifications."

Commission Chairman Gerald A. Reynolds, a former deputy associate attorney general under President George W. Bush, said he fears the legal precedent set by the department in its May decision to drop the case might encourage "other hate groups" to act similarly at polling locations in the future.

Anonymous said...

As best I can tell, the New York Times hasn't published a single story on this incident, nor has it published a story on the dropping of the case by Obama's DOJ.

Also, they have yet to report the firing of the independent Inspector General, Gerald Walpin.

And yet, they want us to believe that they're the nation's newspaper of record

Anonymous said...

Pinchy failed, I bet Murdoch does too.







Anonymous said...

BREAKING NEWS: Jefferson Found Guilty (on 11 of 16 counts) YES!!!!!!

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson has been found guilty of 11 of the 16 charges against him in a federal bribery and conspiracy trial.

Jefferson was accused of accepting more than $400,000 in bribes and seeking millions more in exchange for brokering business deals in Africa.

Anonymous said...

A DEMOCRAT....GUILTY???? Who da thunk it????

But is it, another teachable moment, and will he be back, just like Marion Barry?

Anonymous said...

...Ken, Sweetie, for the FOURTH TIME TODAY, which Saul Alisky rule do you want to talk about today?...

Sweetie, the name is ALINSKY. Ask your social studies teacher who he was.

Anonymous said...

O'Reilly's ratings up more than 40 percent July-to-July among adults age 25-54. Obama is driving more folks to Fox News!

Anonymous said...

Sweetie, the name is ALINSKY. Ask your social studies teacher who he was.

Thanks, I was just waiting for your dumb ass to correct me. We knew you couldn't stand to have his name misspelled. That's kind of like peeing on Obama's leg at an Acorn rally or spitting on Lenin's Tomb.

Anonymous said...

...That's kind of like peeing on Obama's leg at an Acorn rally or spitting on Lenin's Tomb...

Sweetie, ACORN should be all capital letters, because it's an acronym. Ask your mommy what that means, or your boyfriend.

Anonymous said...

To you Acorn is an acronym, to me, it's nuts.

So, lick these you dirty nasty leftist.